Painted Harvest Thank You Cards

Each month I stamp a special Thank You card for everyone who places an order with me and so today I thought I’d share the one I made for October.

This set is an oldie but goodie and I love the ease of working with these images. The set itself is a 2 Step set which means it gives you lots of options for color combinations. And this set is a bit special, since when you line of the mark that is shown to you on the sheet you get this beautiful image, turn it a bit and you’ll get a fuller flower. So much fun to play with and try different combinations!

The layout for this card was inspired by our Demonstrator Stampin’ Success Magazine that we get each quarter with tons of ideas and tips. I loved the color combination of the Grapefruit Grove and Petal Pink.

I’ve typed up a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

Painted Harvest Thank You Card PDF

If you have had problems getting a good image before with our larger stamps – here is a quick tip for you that I hope you’ll find helpful.

How to Get a Good Image with the Buffalo Check Stamp Video Tutorial

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (144783) and Buffalo Check Background (147797/147794)

Inks: Soft Sea Foam (147102), So Saffron (147109), Petal Pink (147108), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115), and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (147104)

Paper: Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (144212), Take Your Pick Tool (144107) and Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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Stampin’ Blends Holder

I’m loving my Stampin’ Blends and as my collection has grown I’ve needed to find a better way to hold them. And since I’m a very visual person I wanted to be able to see the colors easily too, rather than them laying in my drawer. Here is what I came up with after checking out my options.

Want to see how I made it? You’ll need just a couple of things: a package of our Acetate Card Boxes, Tear & Tape,  tag board (such as Designer Series Paper backing), and 12×12 Designer Series Paper of your choice

I will say I have a couple of things I would do differently. I used the white tag board from our Designer Series Paper. I found this was not stiff enough and would use our Glimmer Paper or Specialty Designer Series Paper backing the next time to give it more support. I would also add card stock strips to each layer so that see the color and so I know where to place my markers when I’m finished. (Since each shelf holds 3 combo sets I’d simply cut the 3 colors for each shelf and add them to the top of the heavy tag board to make them pretty!)

(I’ve given you the measurements I used for this project. Just know if you use the thicker tag board the measurements will change a bit so you’ll want to modify the measurements so that they work for you.)

Or if you make it like mine you could lay it on it’s side so the Blends stacked on each other which would help the sagging since the weight would be on the small edge of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Here is how I made mine:

  1. I cut the one flap end off of each box. I measured the box and cut my board backing. (4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″)

2. I repeated this for the number of boxes I wanted. I did the complete package so I had a bit of room to grow.

3. I added Tear & Tape to the tag board backing and then adhered them to each box.

4. I then assembled the boxes

5. Added Tear and Tape to the back side of the tag board backing and stacked them together

At this point I measured the tower of boxes.

5. Cut the tag board sides, and top and added more Tear and Tape. (7″ x 5 3/4″ for sides and 7″ x 4 1/2″ for back)

6. Cut another piece for the bottom and added it with Tear & Tape

So that now my tower looked like this

7.  I took some clear packing tape and taped the seams together on all the sides. This gave me some stability and finished the edges so they were clean.

8. I started to decorate my tower. (I chose some retired Island Indigo Designer Series Paper since it matches my crafting space and all of my storage items are that color at this point.)

9. I measured the back of the box with enough to wrap around it a bit. Adhered it to the back and sides and then the bottom and top of the tower. Trimmed the corners. Added some more Tear & Tape to the side flaps. ( 12″ x 6 1/4″)

10. And adhered things down.

11. Now that the back was done I could move on to the sides – Because I wanted the fewest seams to show I measured two side panels that would have a bit of over hang and wrap the side and top/bottom completely. (5 3/4″ x 12″ scored 1/2″ on one end)

12. So I added some tear and tape to the top section and started to wrap around my tower

scoring with my fingers as I went.

13. Then added a second piece. Adhering again only on the small flap that would be the bottom of my box.

At this point I could wrap the second piece around to make sure things lined up the way I wanted them too. Making sure that the seams were flat and the edges lined up.

14. Now I added more Tear and Tape along the edges where I wanted it and Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the center areas. Then I carefully adhered each side down starting the the bottom (since I wanted the top seam to look the best.)

15. Then I repeated the process for the top piece – added more adhesive  and began wrapping it.

 

Once everything was the way I wanted I wrapped a ribbon around the tower as a handle so that I could easily lift it to move the tower.

That’s it. I love the fact that this tower can be customized the way you want it – make it as tall or short as you’d like. Even make two 5 box towers and attach them to each other! The options are unlimited.

And a quick tip for you: Number your Stampin’ Blends – I’ve put a number on each cap with my Sharpie so that I can quickly see which ones go together. So for instance my Light & Dark Mango Melody has the number 26 on them. Mine happen to be in the order I got them – but you can number them any way you would like.

 

Supplies: 

Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (1446258), Tear & Tape (138995), and  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

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Darling Label Punch Box Thank You

We’ve got a fantastic Tin available so I couldn’t resist getting one of these for myself.

Gorgeous right? and this tin contains ink, a clear block, stamps and even a punch! Got to love punches. At least I do, especially the ease of creating multiples or on the go! Keep the tin or fill it and give it as a gift. The choice is yours.

Today’s card was inspired by one that Stampin’ Up! did in training for us in our quarterly magazine.

I love the soft feel of this card that I’ll be sending out for this month’s Thank You to those that order.

Want to make some too? Here is a FREE Tutorial for the card.

Darling Label Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

(I’ll include a complete supply list below for you.)

And as I worked with the set I thought it would be nice to have a storage case for the stamp set too, since I’d like to put mine on my shelf with the other stamp sets – so I created a Standard Stamp Case Insert for it too.

Darling Label Punch Box Case Insert PDF

Simply print it off trim and slide into one of our Standard Stamp Cases (119105). If you like this, you’ll want to check out my Organizational items from the Current Catalogs and more. Simply click on the Organizational Category.

Happy stamping!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Darling Label Punch Box (146855)

Inks: Powder Pink (147147) and Soft Suede Classic Ink (147115)

Paper: Petal Pink (146985), Soft Suede (115318), Vellum (101856), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), 2″ Circle Punch (133782) and Paper Snips (103579)

 

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with Abstract Impressions

I’m loving the new shades of purple that we have to choose from – of course I’m bias since purple is one of my favorite childhood colors. LOL! So I couldn’t help reaching for it to stamp today’s card that is going out to everyone who has a September birthday.

I’ve got my stack all ready to go

If you’d like a birthday card from me too. Why not email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com your name, address, phone number and of course birthday. Since we’re all 29 no need to include the year, that is unless you want to 🙂

I’ve also whipped up a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too. Why not check it out?

Abstract Impressions Birthday Card Tutorial PDF

I’ve included the complete supply list below for you. Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Abstract Impressions (147513) and Detailed with Love (146603/146606)

Inks: Highland Heather (147103), Gorgeous Grape (147099), Pear Pizzazz (147104) and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (147111)

Paper: Highland Heather (146986) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741)

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Waterfront Thank You Card Tutorial

Yesterday I found this tutorial that I was working on to share with you that got buried on my desk after my husband’s accident earlier this month. So today I thought I’d share it with you – never too late, right?

I stamped this card to send out as my Thank You last month. It uses one of my favorite sets, Waterfront. It’s got tons of images that can be combined for all kinds of cards!

And without further adieu here is the tutorial too.

Waterfront Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Waterfront (146386) and Eastern Beauty (143675)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry (147091), Bermuda Bay (147096), Crumb Cake (147116), Crushed Curry (147087), Flirty Flamingo (147052), and Call Me Clover Classic Ink (147139)

Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141416), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: 2018-2020 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (147159) and Blender Pens (102845)

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August Specials

#imbringingbirthdaysback – Garden Impressions Birthday Card Tutorial

Have you seen the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper yet it’s part of our July Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion? If you haven’t you’ll want to check it out since it is packed full of patterns that are great for making lots of cards since it comes in a 6×6 stack.

If your birthday is in July your card is already in the mail with a little special something just for you. But if not I thought I’d share this quick and simple card that highlights our Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.

For this month’s cards I’ve used different patterns with the same colors and basic layout. I chose the So Saffron and Shaded Spruce since these two colors were prominent a lot of the papers so they were easy to make multiples.

It made this paper  a natural choice when I needed to make lots of birthday cards for my #imbringingbackbirthdaysback. Here is what I came up with –  multiple patterns with the same basic layout – which I just love since they look different enough I could send them to family too.

I’ve created a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too!

Garden Impressions Birthday Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

A quick personal note – I’ll be spending some time my family over the next week so my office hours will be reduced, but no worries since I’ve set up a week of tutorials for you to be inspired! As always you can reach me by email and phone.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Detailed with Love (146603/146606)

Inks: Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088)

Paper: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (146289), So Saffron (105118), Shaded Spruce (146981), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch (145667)

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More One for All birthday fun

#Imbringingbirthdaysback this month with the One for All stamp set – I loved stamping yesterday’s card so much during our team shoe box swap that I went to work creating and came up with this.

Done in Lovely Lipstick it’s bright and cheerful and perfect for the young and the young of heart! If you have a June birthday you may have already received yours!

Did you know that monochromatic cards are really popular right now? And they are great for the new stamper too, since all you need are a limited number of products. For the long time crafter they are also great since you can make an endless variety of cards simply by changing out the one color! Easily customization for your recipient’s favorite color. And with all the new colors to choose from this year due to the color revamp a great way to start collection some of the new colors too!

I have a tutorial for you too –

One For All Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: One for All (146652/146655) and Bokeh Dots (148110/148113)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink (147140)

Paper: Lovely Lipstick card stock (146970)

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2018 Annual Catalog Kick Off & More

Saturday I held my 2018 Annual Catalog Kick Off and so I thought I’d share some information and photos from the event along with one of the projects too. After all who doesn’t love a tutorial?

These first photos are of some of the classroom displays, my son recently built this new cabinet for me. It’s still a work in process, but I’m loving it!

And everyone had a special treat at their place too. These were quick and easy to make with our 2″x 8″ Cellophane Bags (141703)

This sweet little nugget treat was made using our NEW 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper (146963) and the Love What You Do stamp set (148042). It’s tied up with a quick little bow made from our Call Me Clove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146951).

Here is what everyone’s spot at the table looked like

Everyone received a sweet treat, 2018-2020 In Color Book Mark, a Color Revamp Inventory Sheet in addition to a Shopping List, Catalog Corrections sheet, Catalog, and of course their Project supplies.

I thought you might want a couple of these things too. You’ll want to be sure to check out the Catalog Correction Sheet so you can mark your catalogs since there are some wrong prices listed in the 2018 Catalog.

Here you go – So you can print them off for yourself

2018 Annual Catalog Corrections PDF

2018 Color Revamp Color Collection Inventory Chart PDF

This chart includes Ink pads, refills, markers, blends, spots and card stock of both sizes! Simply print this off on a piece of Whisper White Card stock (double sided) and then score at the 3 5/8″ and 7 3/8″ marks along the long edge. It will fold easily into what you see above that way, and you can carry it along with you or tuck into your craft bag.

And of course – everyone got to stamp with the new colors and stamps!

It was a fun afternoon. Everyone seemed to enjoy the projects so much I thought I’d share them with you.

This NEW In Color just makes me smile-

Done in the bright and cheerful Pineapple Punch! How can you not love this cheerful In Color? This card is quick and easy to do. Why not check out my tutorial below and make some yourself?

Love What You Do Card Tutorial PDF

And here is the supply list for you.

Supplies:

Stamps: Love What You Do (148042)

Ink: Pineapple Punch Classic Ink (147141) and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (132708)

Accessories: Pineapple Punch 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (146953)

Adhesives: Snail Adhesive (104332) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Crafting Forever tutorial & more

Today’s cards are all made using the Crafting Forever stamp set (143955/143958). A perfect set for us crafters since it contains some wonderful sentiments.

This first card uses our In Color, Fresh Fig and is a quick easy card to make.

I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial for you too.

Crafting Forever Card Tutorial PDF

Want to see some more cards using this set?

This next card I stamped at my Shoe box swap in Atlanta while at OnStage. I love the rich color combination of Island Indigo and Early Espresso. It uses the Post Script Background Stamp (143985/1439898) also. A great dude card for sure!

And how about these others?

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever (143955/143958)

Inks: Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Fresh Fig (144242), Basic Black (121045),  Sahara Sand Card stock (121043), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144132)

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Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are new? Place an Online Order with me and I’ll be happy to mail you one (Make sure your online profile information is up to date and you have allowed me to contact you or I won’t be able send you one.).

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Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

The Brusho Color Crystals are so much fun to play with I don’t want to stop! If you haven’t tried them yet, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of uses with your projects.

Here is a card we made during our April Team meeting that focused on different Brusho Techniques.

This card uses a simple masking technique that creates a wonderful look and was soooo easy to do with a bit of painter’s tape!

Want to make some too? Here is a tutorial for the card so you can play and create too.

Beautiful Day Brusho Masking Technique Card PDF

And how about a video tutorial showing you just how simple it is?

Brusho Masking Technique Video Tutorial

Fun, right? If you’d like to see more of the fun Brusho Techniques I’ve shared earlier Click HERE and HERE

 

Blue Mountain Stampers’ OnStage Stream Event

I love to share and so as a team we always gather together to share with those team members who weren’t able to attend the Stampin’ Up! event itself. We gather, have dinner, stream and stamp together with the new products introduced from the latest catalog – this time the NEW 2018 Annual Catalog & the color revamp!

Before the event my husband, Larry helped me do some prepping for one of our Make n Takes – everyone who attended was able to make a 2018 Color Ring with the NEW colors! He’s such a trooper! (Watch for information next month about how you can get one of these too.)

I always try to bring a little taste of OnStage back to the group. This time the lovely little butterflies that decorated the tables – at the end of the night team members were able to choose one to take home, just like at the event.

And of course you have to have some “swag” – So I created these fun little Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) using the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper (145559)  and our new Detailed Trio Punch (available June 1st).

The Mini Pizza Box contained a little charm to go on their key chain commemorating the launch of our new catalog.

And of course NEW product displays

And of course we HAVE to stamp – after all everyone wants to use some of those new products! So we did 3 Make n Take projects. (watch for me to share those projects soon)

Laughter, fellowship, and stamping – what could be better?

If you like to learn new ways to use Stampin’ Up! products and would like to be part of a fun group of stampers, my team the Blue Mountain Stampers might be just the thing you are looking for. Click HERE for more information about joining and getting a fantastic stamping kit too.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some great cards with you.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730), and Watercolor Paper (122959)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Bermuda Bay  (144600) and Pool Party Combo Pack Stampin’ Blends (144605)

 

 

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