Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Tutorial

Today’s card is a fancy fold. This past month one of my team mates, Sue shared the way you can make this card with the rest of us. I couldn’t resist giving it a try with the Beauty Abounds stamp set and our lovely Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE this month.

Here is what I came up with. There are 4 sides to this card so you have Never Ending options. LOL!

You can earn this Sale-a-bration product when you place a minimum purchase for the supplies I used to make this card, or for that matter and purchases. How great is that?

Here we go

Side one:


two:

three:

and four – which contains the final sentiment piece.

This card is sure to impress!

Want to see how I made it now? I’ve tweaked a few things that Sue showed us since I found it easier for me to put it together this way. So here is my video tutorial for you.

So why not give it a try?

Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Video Tutorial

Beauty Abounds Never Ending Card Tutorial PDF

This card can seem pretty complex until you break it down one side at a time – and of course the more you “work it” by opening all four sides in order the easier it gets, since the card will kind of have a “memory” of its movement.

And it’s a special sized card, so it won’t fit in a standard envelope; so you can make your own envelope for it using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board (133774). Making it extra special for that special person who receives it!

Just a tip: For a more complicated card like this I like to keep a “pattern” that I’ve made with scratch paper or card stock with the directions – so the next time I want to make one I have a reference to look at too.

Enjoy!

And stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team members brought to the March meeting to share.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Beauty Abounds (148726)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Lemon Lime Twist (147145/144092), and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink (147142/147181), Daffodil Delight Light (144586), Highland Heather Light (146881), Calypso Coral Light (144042), and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147274), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 149622), Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Basic Black (100082), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

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A Tisket a Tasket a Highland Heather Basket

Today’s project is my take on a quick and easy basket. AND it’s perfect for spring, especially since it uses our lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!

I made this basket with a moving handle so it is more like a picnic basket than an Easter basket. Don’t you love the little bit of lace on the handle? I made this with our Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and it was so easy to do with just a small strip of Whisper White card stock.

Want to whip some of these up too? They are a nice size so add a little shredded paper and treat and you’re set to go. You can make a ton of these with just one stack of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and it comes in a variety of spring like colors so they are perfect for giving to others!

Here is my a video tutorial and PDF for you –

Gingham Gala Basket Video Tutorial

Gingham Gala Basket Tutorial PDF

I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little baskets too.

On a personal note I thought that I’d finally share the home improvement project that I was working on with you. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and then realized last night that I’d taken the pictures but didn’t share them. Sigh. Some days… lol Can you relate?

Any how here is what was keeping me busy – I still have a couple of finishing touch of things I need to do, but it’s all good.

I had a great time watching my son work on and build the cabinets and then watching the kitchen come together after dreaming about it for so long. I’m bias, but I think my son has done a great job. It turned out beautifully and I really like the look of the hickory. Johnathan did a beautiful job of choosing the grains so they look nice. I love doing projects like this together – great family time and memories being created in addition to a functional end result. You’ll get to see it yourself the next time to come to class, since this space is for our use and will make things easier than the old temporary kitchen set up.


Supplies:

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Highland Heather (146986), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Metallic Brads (146929), Daisy Punch (143713), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365), and Simply Scored Scoring Board (122334)

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Fable Friends

It was almost 70 here in the North Georgia mountains and it was a wonderful breath of spring. Don’t you love that first sunny day, where you can shed your coat and bask in the rays? For me it’s all the shades of green now that I live in North Georgia. I’m surrounded by fields and love all the different shades of green. I’m lucky, yesterday I got to watch the calves frolicking in the new grass next to the house. Ah, spring….

So today’s card is perfect for that spring feeling – Fable Friends can be found in the Occasions Catalog on page 30 and it’s filled with images perfect for spring!

How can you not love these little faces – ducks in particular hold a special place in my heart since as a child my dad bought me 4 baby mallards ducks at the 7 Mile Fair that I raised as pets.

Anyhow…. want to see the card?

I love this guys little sailor top so I knew exactly what I wanted to do with him – Poppy Parade and Blueberry Bushel make this sweet little squirrel pop. I’ve whipped up a tutorial for you so you can make some too. Why not check it out?

Fable Friends Card Video Tutorial

Fable Friends Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun 3d project with you that is perfect for your spring needs!

A Quick Note about supplies:

The Sale-a-bration products and Occasions Catalogs have been hugely popular and as you know our catalogs do state on the back that products are while supplies last. So if you don’t see something in the Online Store it is sold out, or has been removed until supplies are replenished (like with the Butterfly Duet and Cake Builder Punches that will be in our 2019 Annual Catalog).

Make sure you order the products on your Must Have Shopping List now to prevent disappointment and of course if you have questions please let me know. Keep in mind Stamps are typically available until after the retirement list posts since we produce these.

Here is what Stampin’ Up! told us yesterday:

Due to complications with our die supplier, we’ve run out of the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553) in North America and they will not be available in the future

Here is a current list of Dies that are in low supply at this time and will sell out soon If we sell out of these dies, they will no longer be available to order:

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)

And of course the Sale-a-bration Coordinations Dies have been extremely popular – the Call Me Cupcake and Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out.

As always please let me know if you have any questions.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Fable Friends (148670)

Inks: Memento : Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink (147138/147176), Tuxedo black (132708/133456), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144601), Poppy Parade (147275), Night of Navy (144039), Granny Apple Green (146877), Daffodil Delight (144585) and Pumpkin Pie Dark Stampin’ Blends (144577), Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends (146866) and the Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box

Today’s project is a quick and easy 3d treat item that you can whip up for your next event. It uses our Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes and since they come in packs of 12 it’s easy to whip some up for a large group.

After all who doesn’t love butterflies and these dies that go with the Needle & Thread stamp set are a lot of fun to work with.

Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box Video Tutorial

And of course a quick PDF Tutorial to go along with the video.

Needle & Thread Mini Gable Box Tutorial PDF

This is part of our Needlepoint Nook Suite of Products – so it’s got more coordinating products! You can find these products on page 38 & 39 of your Occasions Catalog.

AND did you know that during Sale-a-bration when you purchase the supplies to make this little treat you can get your choice of FREE Sale-a-bration items too? Why not check out all the fun FREE items you can earn by clicking HERE?

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Needle & Thread (*148724)

Inks: Night of Navy (14710/103033) and Balmy Blue Classic Ink (147105/147168)

Paper: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (148807) and Balmy Blue Card stock (146982)

Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes (146961)

*Needle & Thread Bundle (150626)

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Home to Roost – March Thank You Card

Today’s card uses another FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set that you can earn when placing a qualifying order. Home to roost has this image of a wonderful rooster – I couldn’t resist reaching for my Stampin’ Blends to create a bold image for today’s project.

If you haven’t tried our Stampin’ Blends yet, you’ll want to be sure to do so. They are so easy to use, weather doing some blending with the two shades or just coloring with the one tone you’ll end up feeling accomplished – and it is so easy. Check out my quick video tutorial for this card and you’ll see just how easy they are to use!

And make sure you have our Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad – you’ll need this pad when you uses our Stampin’ Blends since the StazOn won’t work with the Alcohol markers.

Home to Roost Card Video Tutorial

A funny story I had some help on this card during my last team craft time – it took 3 of us putting our heads together for the perfect rooster colors. LOL I’d was having so much fun making the roosters a bit different. Sue’s suggestion of the Subtle Embossing Folder background added just the right touch. She’s right it is a great folder. I love to craft with friends and share ideas, how about you?

Here is a PDF tutorial so you can have a printed version to go along with the video in case you’d like to make some of thee cards which will be mailed out today kicking off my March Thank You cards.

Home to Roost Card Tutorial PDF

Don’t forget during Sale-a-bration it is easy to get this set for FREE. Simply place a qualifying order or an order for the products to create this card and you’ll be able to get yours too! There are lots of great Sale-a-bration products – if you’d like a brochure contact me with your name, address and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail you one. But don’t delay, because this special ends soon on March 31st!

Happy Stamping!

And don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card project with you highlighting our Stampin’ Blends.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration 149736)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708), Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147931), Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147935), Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147938), Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147273), Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends (147944), Ivory Stampin’ Blends (144606) and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Regals 6×6 Designer Series Paper (146965), Cajun Craze (119684), Crushed Curry (131199), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) and Subtle Embossing Folder (143706)

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with Painted Seasons

I love sending birthday cards to family and friends and today’s card is my March birthday card that I’ve created using the NEW Sale-a-bration option, Painted Seasons. While this stamp set is bundled with a fantastic Designer Series Paper I wanted to create something with just the stamps for this project and here is what I came up with.

Bright and cheerful – it uses a favorite color of mine Berry Burst that has been teamed up with Granny Apple Green. And I used Basic Gray instead of black for the sentiment to give this card a “softer” feel.

This card uses our Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies a must have if you love the stitch look that so on trend and it makes creating this card so easy. I’ve whipped up a quick video for you, so why not check it out?

And of course I love a printable PDF so I’ve got that for you too with all the measurements and supplies.

Double Stitched Painted Seasons Card Tutorial PDF

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Quick Sale-a-bration update from Stampin’ Up!:

We’re happy to announce that our Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149623) has arrived and is now available for redemption—while supplies last! Thanks for your patience and understanding.

This has been an extremely popular Sale-a-bration item – So order today and get yours before they’re gone!

Happy Stamping! And why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another tutorial with you for a card using another Sale-a-bration set.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Life is Grand (148744) and Painted Seasons Bundle (*Sale-a-bration 150349)

Inks: Berry Burst (147143/144089), Granny Apple Green (147095/147163), and Basic Gray Classic Ink (149165/149166)

Paper: Granny Apple Green (146990) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (148551)

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Quick & Easy Treats

As soon as I saw the Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper I thought of the cute treats I could create with it for St Patty’s Day. The pattern looked like clovers to me. So here is what I came up with.

So I reached for the Amazing Life stamp set which contains not only the Good Luck sentiment but a 4 leaf clover too – both perfect for my project.

I’m a mint fan so when I found these little Russel Stover mints I picked up a bag – I love little prepackaged treats like this!

Want to see how I made them? Here is a quick video for you.

Good Luck Treat Wrap Video Tutorial

And also a PDF tutorial too.

Good Luck Treat Wrap Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Amazing Life (148750)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132078/133456), Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147282)

Paper: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Everyday Label Punch (144668), and 1″ Circle Punch (119868)

Other: mini stapler and Russell Stover Mint Patty

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Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book & More

Today’s project is one that we did as last Weekend’s Peak Princess event. What is that you ask? This event is a special one for those on my team who qualify for it. It’s an afternoon of pampering – filled with games, prizes, and a special project and best of all time together.

Want to see some photos? This first one is of the class room, ready to go – the little skinny notepads that I shared with you yesterday are at everyone’s seats.

And of course there has to be some goodies, right?

One of the dishes I served was a delicious Black Bean Salsa that Sara Douglas shared with us on her face book page, sorry I can’t find it again to link it for you. She gave approximate measurements since she doesn’t measure the chopped ingredients – so I’m giving you what I did below. You can tweak it to fit your tastes.

Black Bean Salsa

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed

1 bunch green onion, chopped

½ purple onion, chopped

1-2 cups red, orange, yellow and green peppers, chopped

Cilantro, leaves pulled and chopped

2 tsp olive oil

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tsp. Lime juice

¼ tsp. Garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix and serve. This makes a big bowl, the picture below is just half of what it made. So if you want the recipe can be cut in half.

Serve with corn chips – I used blue ones.


We played bingo – my daughter was home on break so she called Bingo for us (She thought it would be great practice for her upcoming band fundraiser too. Yes, believe it or not she is a Band Director. This is her second year of teaching now!)

Here are just a couple of the prize winners – we played 5 games

And of course we crafted together

And this February’s project was such a hit I thought I’d share it with you today in case you’d like to make some too. It’s a book that holds your cards – it includes a perpetual calendar for you too. It’s a great item that I’ve been using myself for years!

I really love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s beautiful pearl finish that some of the sheets have so I started there. I think the fact that this Designer Series Paper is a bit heavier will help it hold up for years to come.

Here is the video I did for you.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book Video Tutorial

I’ve also created a pdf for you with the step by step directions and supply list.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book PDF

And here is the link for the Calendar pages for you. I simply printed them off onto Whisper White card stock.

Perpetual Calendar Pages PDF

I think these are going to make great gifts, so I’ll be getting a few more packages of this DSP so I can start my holiday gifts now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too! This pack of Designer Series Paper has 24 sheets in it so you can make several per pack of DSP and then use the extra sheets to create cards to go with the book!

Love the project but don’t have a binding machine? That’s not a problem – check with your local Office Supply Store. They normally can bind things for you or allow you to use their machine when you purchase the combs from them.

Enjoy!

And if you think this might be something you may enjoy – why not consider joining my team? It’s a great time to join with the fantastic kit option and right now you have the ability to get the NEW coordinating products for Sale-a-bration (March promotion) in your starter kit too! Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Letters for You (141968)

Inks: Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (147146/144091)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (148532), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006), and Bone Folder (102300)

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Share What You Love Skinny Notepads

If you love note pads like I do, you’re going to love this quick and easy project that I made recently for my Team’s Peak Princess Day. This fun holder uses the Share What You Love Suit of products and holds a skinny notepad perfect for jotting notes on the go.

Check out this video tutorial so you can make some too!

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Video Tutorial

I know you’ll want to make some too so here is a printable tutorial for you.

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Tutorial PDF

Wonder how where these skinny notepads come from?

I’ve used a typical Junior Legal Pad that I took to my local office supply, Office Pros in Cornelia. For a small fee they cut the legal pads in 1/2 for me. (If you don’t live locally most office supply stores offer this service, so you’ll just want to check with them on their requirements.)

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Love What You Do (148042)

Inks: Berry Burst (147143/144089) and Mint Macaron Classic Ink (147106/138331)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Berry Burst (144243) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Everyday Label Punch (144668), Berry Burst 3/8″ Mini Ruffle Ribbon (146944), Faceted Dots (146910), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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#imbringingbirthdaysback for February with Hello Cupcake

I can’t get enough of the Hello Cupcake stamp set that you can earn during Sale-a-bration for FREE. So this month I teamed up our fun Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Hello Cupcake stamp set. When you purchase the items that I used for this card you can get the set for free!

Check out my tutorial that I’ve put together for you so you can make some too

Hello Cupcake Card Video Tutorial

And of course what about a PDF tutorial?

#imbringingbirthdaysback February Hello Cupcake Birthday CardTutorial PDF

Enjoy!

And stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team shared with me this month!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Hello Cupcake (Sale-a-bration 149714)

Inks: Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink (147181/146972), Lemon Lime Twist (147145/144092), and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117/105220)

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Whisper White Card stock (100730), and Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146954) and Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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