Country Home

I’m still feeling a bit country, must be the nip in the air! So here is another great card using the Country Home stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog – I’m loving this suite of products.

Our Stampin’ Blends have been used to color the images on this card – loving them!!! And so glad we have 6 new options (Basic Black, Mango Medley, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Real Red and Shaded Spruce) from the Holiday Catalog. I’m not sure that these will carry over, but I am hoping, so you’ll want to be sure to order them now so you don’t miss out.

And great news the Chicken Wire Elements (147807) are available to order again!

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Cajun Craze (147931), and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (144597), Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (144582)

Paper: Mint Macaron (138337), Cajun Craze (119684), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Metallic Pearls (146282) and  Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (147906)

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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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Trick or Tweet Treat Box

I love to make little treat items for family and friends and so when I saw the Trick or Tweets stamp set in the Holiday Catalog I knew it would be perfect for this year’s Halloween treats.

Check out this cute little box I made using the set

My fellow stamper, Pam gave this cute little box idea last spring and so I wanted to give it a try myself. Turns out these little boxes are sooooo easy to make, that they are kind of addictive once you get going.

Or at least I couldn’t stop – LOL!  The images and color combinations were just a lot of fun to play with once I got coloring with my Stampin’ Blends.

I thought you might like to try some too for your treats so I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial.

Trick or Tweets Treat Boxes Video Tutorial –

And of course I’ve included a complete supply list on my PDF tutorial for you.

Why not leave me a comment and let me know which combination is your favorite?

Trick or Tweet Treat Box Tutorial PDF

And why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another fun little treat box with you?

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

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Country Home Folding Box & Tutorial

Today’s project was one that I made for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off this past Saturday. It’s a great little box and it folds flat which makes it a lot of fun and super when you need to travel with something.

It uses the Country Home stamp set a fast becoming a favorite of mine and who can resist the Tile Tin Dynamic Embossing Folder – so perfect for a vintage feel.

I found these yummy little Russell Stover Pecan Delights as treats to go inside. I think the wrapper looks like Cajun Craze, how about you?

I’ve made a video tutorial for you so you can make some too. Why not take a few minutes and check it out?

Country Home Folding Box Tutorial –

And how about a printable version? It includes a complete supply list and instructions to go with the video.

Country Home Folding Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another tutorial with you using the Falling for Leaves stamp set.

NEW Items Added to the Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack today – so why not check them out?  If you love Fast Fuse you’ll be excited to know that there is a limited supply available too!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133675), Mint Macaron (138337), Cajun Craze (119684), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (147906), Metallic Brads (146929), Cajun Craze (147931), Blackberry Bliss Light (147909), Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147283)

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Painted Glass & Blends

The Graceful Glass Suite is a perfect fit for our NEW Stampin’ Blends. The Graceful Glass Designer Vellum is a easy way to create lovely elegant cards. Check out these two cards made using the floral patterns from the stack.

And the color options are endless

Creating this stain glass looks is easy – simply color the back side of the vellum with the Stampin’ Blends and you’ll create the look of stained glass. Yes it is that quick & easy!

Love the set? How about this card made with the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies?

The Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (147016) is gorgeous!

Supplies:

 

Stamp Set: Painted Glass (*147458/147461)

Paper: Graceful Glass 6×6 Designer Vellum (146344)

Accessories: Stained Glass Thinlits Dies (*146347)

*Stained Glass Bundle (148361/148362)

 

 

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Painted Glass Tutorial

Do you love our Stampin’ Blends? If you love this newer coloring option that we have then you’ll love the fact that you can use them to color our latest 6×6 choice of paper, the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. It’s perfect for our Stampin’ Blends AND with the new color choices you’ve got a ton of options too! This pack of paper has designs that give you the feel of stain glass and can be cut down to create multiple cards since it’s designed with card fronts in mind.

Want to see the card now? Here we go.

Done in our two new In Colors, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch its bright and bold graphic design draws you in. And I love there is a coordinating Stamp Set called Painted Glass (147458/147461) that has wonderful sentiments and images.

Here is the tutorial – so why not make some of your own?

Painted Glass OnStage Card Tutorial PDF

Good news, all of our Stampin’ Blends are now available for order. So now you have 22 great color options! And you can get them in Combos or single, so they’ll fit any budget! But don’t forget your Color Lifter, it’s great for fixing those little oops we sometime get when coloring.

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Painted Glass (147458/147461)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Graceful Glass Designer Vellum (146344),Lovely Lipstick (146970), Pineapple Punch (146971),and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 1/8″ Cord (146350), Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Dark (147028), Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Dark (147030), and Banner Triple Punch (138292)

 

 

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You’re Inspiring Easter Card Tutorial

I loved the daffodil images in the You’re Inspiring stamp set (145805/145808) as soon as I saw it, so was excited to sit down and play with it the other day. I came up with a bunch of cards quickly and wanted to share one with you today.

I designed this card for Easter. Seemed there were always these smiling little faces trying to pop up on a warm winter day – next to the snow in Wisconsin it was a cheerful pop of color. LOL!

I love the way the faux embossed Letter Press technique that I used for this card turned out using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder that is part of the Sale-a-bration Blooming Basket Bundle (147504/147505). I can’t wait to play more with this folder.

If you haven’t seen this bundle – check out this video

beautiful right?

 

Well good news about this card I’m sharing with you today – I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

You’re Inspiring Easter Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

So what do you think? Want to make one too?

Enjoy! And don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a little Easter treat I made yesterday with you.

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: You’re Inspiring (145805/145808)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708) and Soft Suede Classic Ink (126978)

Paper: Old Olive (100702), Crumb Cake (120953), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon (144162), Basket Weave Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration 147504/147505), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (144585), Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144573), Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144045), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), and Classic Label Punch (141491)

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Flying Home

The Flying Home is a image set that is filled with sweet little images perfect for all kinds of occasions.

and while it doesn’t have any sentiments included in the set, this makes it perfect for pairing up with the sentiments of your choice.

Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards we made during my Occasions Catalog Kick Off. It’s a total case since I loved it just the way it was. There is a bit of fussy cutting for the nest and butterfly, but that’s well worth it I think.

And as mentioned I’m including a Tutorial for the card so you can make one too! I just love how easy our Stampin’ Blends make coloring this card!

Flying Home Card Tutorial (Printable PDF)

Enjoy!

 

Want to take the #redboxchallenge?

Yesterday I shared my alternate Paper Pumpkin Project using the December Kit and forgot to share with you the #redboxchallenge. I thought you might enjoy the challenge too.

Anyone can play since you have until the end of the month to participate so if you arent already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can join before the end of the day tomorrow and get past kits.

Here are the details:

Stampin up has decided to kick off 2018 with a super fun giveaway. They are calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit – or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.
Now, all our kits are amazing — but the random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin 5th Anniversary March kit. (This is sure to be extra special!).
Interested? You’ll need to read the Red Box Challenge Rules
click HERE to see the rules and fine print
 See you tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another tutorial for a card made with the fantastic Sale-a-bration set Heartfelt Blooms!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Flying Home (145926/145929) and Petal Palette (*145788)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black,(132708), Wild Wasabi Classic Ink (126959), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144605), Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends (144578), Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends (144580), Ivory Stampin’ Blends (144606) and Bronze Stampin’ Blends (144607)

Paper: Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper (144137), Wild Wasabi (108641), Pool Party (122924) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petals & More Thinlits Dies (*145655)

Petal Palette Bundle (*145974/145973)

 

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Want a NEW Coloring option? It’s Here Stampin’ Blends!!!

Yippie!!! They are HERE!!! and you can get them starting today! I’ve been playing with mine and LOVE them – they are soooooo easy to use and create such beautifully projects!!! I can’t wait for you to use them in my November Card Class.

Check out this quick video to see what they are all about.

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!  Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, Stampin’ Up! is  also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

You have options – A stamp set, kit or bundle which includes both and saves you 10%!

Color Me Happy Stamp Set (144062/144069)

Color Me Happy Project Kit (144609)

Want them both? Save 10% with the Color Me Happy Bundle (148033/148034)

Want to see more? Check out this Stampin’ Blends Brochure

Here is the fine print:

  • Date Available: November 1
  • All items available on any order type.
  • Stampin’ Blends will be available in upcoming catalogs.
  • Prices are guaranteed through May 31, 2018.
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit will be available while supplies last. In conjunction with the kit, the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available as long as kit supplies last.
  • There is no minimum order required.
  • New demonstrators can choose Stampin’ Blends as part of their Starter Kit.

Got questions? Feel free to contact me.

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Team Time = Fun Time & more!

Team Time with my peeps is always one of the best parts of the month – we have such fun together sharing and stamping together. Yesterday, we held our monthly Team Meeting, so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful projects that I’ve received during swaps from my team members.

This first card Deborah made using the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348) of products.

And this card was made using the Mabel Me Pretty  Bundle (145304/145305)

A couple of cute little boxes using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125)

And a bag using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Wood Words Stamp (143925/143928) set currently on sale during our World Card Making Day promotion.

And I love how our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106) make this Birthday Thinlits Die (143700) so easy to use! This card has a soft watercolor feel to it since it was teamed up with our Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) that is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion.

This little square card was made using the Jar of Love (141587) and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490) Isn’t it adorable?

Love Designer Series paper? How about decorating some note pads like Cindy did? I couldn’t pick a favorite – how about you? You can get your favorites this month during our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series paper promotion.

And here is the Lemon Zest stamp set (143805/142808) – we got to play with the Embossing Paste (141979) and even added color to it with a Rose Red reinker. How cool is that?

And finally here is a cute little post it note holder that Cindy made for everyone at the Peak Princess event using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125). This stuff is great for a project like this since it is a bit heavier weight kraft paper.

Whew! Lot’s of great projects and inspiration shared – right?

Celebrating with Peak Princess Day

We also had a special event last month – it’s a day of pampering that I do twice a year, I call it my Peak Princess event – after all we are Blue Mountain Stampers. LOL! We had our largest group qualify this time – 8 in total.

I love to make special appetizers and treats for everyone to enjoy. So we always begin these events with some time enjoying some goodies and sharing.

And this time the Olive Bread was a huge hit! So I thought I’d share the recipe with you too. It’s really yummy – my guys were tickled they got some too! (Just a tip cut the bread evenly so the cheese doesn’t melt and slide down one side. This half was not the prettiest, but oh so good!)

Olive Cheese Bread

1 loaf French Bread

About 25 Mezzetta © Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed Olives

6 oz. can of Black Olives, drained

2 stalks Green Onions (scallions)

1 stock Butter, room temperature

1/2 c. Mayonnaise

3 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Roughly chop both black olives and pimiento stuffed olives. Slice green onions into thin pieces. Combine butter mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined.

Spread mixture thickly onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

Mixture can also be made in advanced and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

We also get to celebrate and recognize achievements with team gifts.

And we make projects too so everyone had a make ‘n take packet ready for them – after all we love stamping together!

 

Would you like to have a group of friends that share your passion for paper crafting? Would you like a discount on your favorite products? Why not become a Blue Mountain Stamper and be a Happy Shopper too!  Click HERE to learn what being a Blue Mountain Stamper is all about.

 

Whoo Hoo! Coming Soon  Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve am sooo looking forward to getting my hands on these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators get to purchase them during an early-release!

HOW DO YOU GET YOURS NOW?

  • The Customer launch date has not been announced yet.
  • So if you’re someone who wants them now, why not join my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers?
  •  You will be able to get the 26 Markers NOW (including the Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers), when you choose the Stampin’ Blends to your Starter Kit for just $99 (choose a total of up to $125 of products), plus free shipping (for another 10% savings)!  That’s a fantastic deal!!!
  • NOTE:  Only available to demonstrators during the early release period of October 1-15.  It’s easy to become a happy shopper and be a Demonstrator!!!

Still have a questions? Feel free to call or email me me. I’d love to have you join in the fun and become a Blue Mountain Stamper!

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