Saying goodbye to Painted Harvest

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a card made with one of my favorite stamps that is retiring. The Painted Harvest set is photopolymer so it’s easy to line up and the 2-step images in this set are very forgiving since you don’t have to line them up perfectly either.

Pick a color pallet that includes a few colors like this project does or use just one color to create shades and depth – either way you’ll love the look since this stamp set does all the work for you with it’s built in shading and watercolor feel.

While I used more of a this project has more of a “autumn” feel to it change up the Cajun Craze for Daffodil Delight and you’ll have a “summer” feel to your project. Don’t you love how simply changing color gives you a whole new look?

If you’d like to make this card I’ve got a tutorial with the complete supply list and measurements for you.

Painted Harvest Card Tutorial PDF

And why not check it out now before it’s gone? Did you know that all our retiring items on the Last Chance List are now while supplies last, so don’t delay and miss out on your favorite items.

Here are some more fun projects I’ve created using the Painted Harvest stamp set. This first one uses the same color pallet, but this time with more Pumpkin Pie.

And this next one uses Blackberry Bliss – love this rich color!

And finally a 3d project. This little post it note holder uses shades of Crushed Curry for the sunflower.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (Retiring 144783) and Seaside Notions (149278)

Inks: Pumpkin Pie (147086/105229), Crushed Curry (131173/131158), and Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (126974/119789)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131199), Early Espresso (119686), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Dies (151771) and Stitched Shapes Dies (152323)

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Timeless Tropical Treat Tutorial

Today’s project is one that I whipped up as a special treat for those that had signed up originally for my live Class last weekend – while the live class didn’t happen as schedule those folks will still get this little sweet little surprise with their kits.

These treats hold 3 Ghirardelli Chocolates and I just happened to be in luck and have enough hidden from my husband in my class room. The caramel and crunchy caramel pecan wrappers were the perfect color combo for this project as they picked up the colors from the fruit in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series paper.

Want to see how I made these quick little treats? How about a 3 minute video?

Timeless Tropical Treat Video Tutorial

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And here is a pdf for you to with a complete supply list so you can make some too!

Timeless Tropical Treat Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Just a note, due to the Covid-19 some of our items are taking a bit longer to receive and because of that ordering has been turned off (since they are on back order) until more supplies arrive in late April.

You can currently purchase the refill for the Saddle Brown StazOn Ink (152820) and a package of Ink Spots (141822) to use as I did in this video until the full size ink pad is back in stock in May. Ink spots are great to use especially with your Stamparatus and for travel.

Here is the list from this week that is being affected currently.

  • 151495: In the Tropics Dies
  • 151297: Label Me Fancy Punch
  • 151304: Three Cheers for You Card Kit (EN)
  • 151690: Stitched So Sweetly Dies

If you would like me to let you know when these products arrive back in stock please email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to notify you as they arrive so you don’t miss out.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Timeless Tropical (*151497)

Inks: Saddle Brown StazOn (151508/152820), Old Olive (147090/100531), and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789)

Paper: Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (151252), Pool Party (122924), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: In the Tropics Dies (*151495 currently on back order), Braided Burlap Trim (151254), Tropical Oasis Trinkets (151253), and Timeless Label Punch (149516)

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Free as a Bird One Sheet Wonder Bag & Card Set Tutorial

Today’s project is one that I created for my team’s Peak Princess event back in February and so I thought I’d share it with you today.

This little bag holds a set of cards that are great for all occasions since, so it is a great gift that is easily customized. And since the little birds are colored with our Stampin’ Blends, you can recreate your favorite feathered friend.

Here is the PDF for you.

Free as a Bird One Sheet Wonder Bag & Card Set PDF

And of course you’ll need some video tutorials to go along with it too. I’ve broken this project down into several for you.

Free as a Bird One Sheet Wonder Card Video Tutorial

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Free as a Bird One Sheet Wonder Cutting Guide Video Tutorial

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Free as a Bird One Sheet Wonder Bag Video Tutorial

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Enjoy!

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Do you want a 2020-2021 Annual Catalog mailed to you?

I’m currently working on my mailing list and will be finalizing it April 25th.

Are you a frequent customer of mine? You’re covered – I’ll be setting one aside for you. If you don’t live locally it will automatically be mailed. If you live locally I’ll be letting you know when you can pick up at an event or off my porch.

Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are new? Place an Online Order before April 25th 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 and I won’t be able send you one. (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.))

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Spotlighting the Blue Mountain Stampers

Last week we had our monthly Team Meeting and so today I wanted to share with you some of the projects that were brought by everyone to share. It’s always fun to see what everyone has been up to since we last stamped together.

This first card is a fun fold, pocket card and it is done in our bright Flirty Flamingo and always a favorite Blackberry Bliss.

Shirley used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set (151595) and Poppy Moments Dies (151594) for this lovely pocket card. This fold is very easy but always packs a wow.

Spring is coming and this next card makes me think spring since it uses the Sending You Thoughts stamp set (152297 Sale-a-bration) and the Coordination product, Sending Flowers Dies (153589). Wanda also chose to make her cards with a variety of colors, this time our 2018-2020 In Colors. I just love the difference color makes.

Did you know that March is a great time to fill in your 2018-2020 In Color Collections? Not only will you get to earn Sale-a-bration products when you order during March but you’ll also beat the Retirement List rush. So why not check your collection and make sure you have all your favorites? Ink Pads, Card stock, ribbon, etc. – You’ll want to make sure to get the reinkers too if you don’t already have them since they are the first to fly out the door!

Here is the adorable Little Ladybug stamp set (152384 Sale-a-bration Host set) and coordinating Dies (153588).

Sue made this little Magnet Slider Card to share – so cute.

And this card is perfect for spring (and our neck of the woods, since we’ve already racked up 1/2 a year of rain already!)

The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set (151518) and Umbrella Builder Punch (151293) were used to create this lovely Double Z Fold card.

And if you love the NEW 2nd Release Sale-a-bration items, you’re going to love this soft lovely card done with our Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.

How can you not love this Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (152312 Sale-a-bration)? It’s gorgeous! and the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper (152313 Sale-a-bration) is just that. It just shimmers with it’s pearly finish.

And last but not least some 3d projects. This first one is a treat that Pat made special for the up coming St. Patty’s Day. Pat cleverly used the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (149488) to create this card in shades of green.

And Wanda made this little treat bag using our Acetate Card Boxes (144628) that she cut in 1/2.

It uses the Beautiful Moments stamp set for it’s sentiment, along with the very popular Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (153558) – love the soft spring colors that this paper contains AND the fact it coordinates with our punches too.

Whew! There was lots of sharing going on this month! If you’d like to join a great group who love to share the Blue Mountain Stampers might just be a great choice for you.

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the crafter who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Sale-a-bration is a GREAT time to join!

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have – simply email me at stampwithJini@gmail.com

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Heartfelt Treat Box

Today’s project is one that I made as a little gift for the NE GA Stampin’ Up! Demos recent shoe box swap that I hosted last Saturday.

This event is a new one that I’m hosting for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, including those in North and South Carolina who want to participate and are in driving distance. It’s a lot of fun sharing and stamping together.

It holds a some heart shaped chocolate cakes in it made by Little Debbie.

So quick and simple to make and who wouldn’t like a little cake to sweeten their day?

Check out my video below to see just how easy they are to whip up!

Heartfelt Treat Box Video Tutorial

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Heartfelt Treat Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the card I created for the shoe box swap using the Dressed to Impress stamp set.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Heartfelt (*153775)

Inks: Real Red Classic Ink (147084/103287)

Paper: From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (151189), Flirty Flamingo Card stock (141416), and Real Red Card stock (102482)

Accessories: Heart Punch Pack (*151292)

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Lovely Lily Pad Easel Calendar

It’s a week of tutorials and today I’ll be starting with a project that uses several of our FREE Sale-a-bration products that coordinate together. When I first saw this Sale-a-bration option I knew it was one I wanted to add to my collection and would reach for over and over again! I shared with you my January #imbringingbirthdaysback birthday card I made earlier HERE.

And since I thought it would be a lot of fun to kick the year off with calendars for my stamping friends here is what I came up with.

I’m still in the process of putting them together, but I wanted to share this with you – so if you’re a customer of mine watch for one coming to your mail box soon!

Can you name the set the sentiment is from without looking?

The “Happy Day” sentiment for this project is from one of my favorite sentiment sets, Itty Bitty Greetings. This set holds 32 greetings that cover all kinds of occasions, so it’s a great value and wonderful to team up with your favorite image sets.

Easel fancy folds are perfect for setting this calendar up on your desk and enjoying it though out the year, and with this Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper it’s like looking at a little piece of art.

Want to make one too? I’ve got a video and pdf tutorial for you today.

Lovely Lily Pad Easel Calendar Video Tutorial

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Lovely Lily Pad Easel Calendar Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

And then stop by again tomorrow for another project I’ve created along with a free tutorial.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Lovely Lily Pad (152284) and Itty Bitty Greetings (151331)

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (147092/133648), Flirty Flamingo (147052/141402), Granny Apple Green (147095/147163), and Garden Green Classic Ink (147089/102059)

Paper: Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (152284), Granny Apple Green (146990), Blackberry Bliss (133675), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories:  Lily Pad Dies (152315), Noble Peacock Basic Jewels (149494), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Heartfelt Treat

Today’s project is one that I made for my Team OnStage After Party as a treat and it some how got buried on my desk. (lol if you could only see it). That’s the bad news, but because of that the good news is over the next week I’ll be sharing some fun projects and tutorials with you now using NEW 2020 Mini Catalog products from that fun event along with some pictures too! Sound good? Hold on to your hats – this Mini is packed with fantastic product choices for us!!!

Cute? It’s a quick and easy treat for some one you love. Whether you make the treat yourself of buy prepackaged ones it’s sure to be a favorite, since who doesn’t love the salty and sweet combination?

I found these at Target before the holiday, so you might be able to find some on sale some where at this point too.

I whipped up a bunch of these quickly for those attending the OnStage After Party.

Want to give them a try? Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how I put them together.

Heartfelt Chocolate Covered Pretzel Treat Video Tutorial

Here is a printable step by step with the complete supply list and measurements for you as a companion to the video.

Heartfelt Chocolate Covered Pretzel Treat PDF Tutorial

Enjoy! And then stop back by to check out more of my FREE tutorials using the 2020 Mini Catalog products as we head into the final week of the year.

Have You Held Your Spot in this first LIVE event of the year?

And if you live locally don’t forget my Mini Catalog Kick Off Event – not only will you get to see the products you’ll be creating some fun projects too using some of them!

Why not stop by my calendar of events and see what all is going on during 2020? The beginning of the year is a great time to carve out some time for your creative side and I’m here to help you do that!

Don’t live locally or currently have a demonstrator and want a 2020 January – June Mini Catalog? Email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com your full Name, Address and Phone Number and I’ll be happy to mail you one of your own.

I’ll also have some great PreOrder options for you that include all the wonderful papers in this Mini Catalog. You can check them out HERE.

But you’ll want to hurry and order yours today since the PreOrder deadline is coming up fast! January 2nd is right around the corner.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Heartfelt (*153775)

Inks: Real Red (147084/103287), Flirty Flamingo (147052/141402), and Real Red Dark Stampin’ Blends (147934)

Paper: From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (151189) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Heart Punch Pack (*151292), Heart Doilies (151191), Triple Banner Punch (138292), and Heart Epoxy Droplets (148583)

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Are you on My Birthday List for 2020?

Shoe Box Fun & Team Time

Each December my Team holds a Shoe Box Swap and a pot luck lunch during our monthly meeting. It’s a chance to share, enjoy each others company and stamp together.

The table has a holiday flair to it and this year I was able to use the Holiday Catalog inspired Toile Tidings Grid Paper (153984) as place mats for everyone.

In addition I used the Winter Gifts Paper Pumpkin to create quick and easy gift bags to hold their gifts.

These bags included a Team Lanyard with name tags for everyone, along with a special little charm commemorating the event. My Silver team members had a extra little bling added.

While I included a basic name tag for them, I also challenged everyone to create their own name tag showing their personality! It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with next month.

Whew… in addition to our Shoe Box we also made our Make ‘n Takes so there was a lot of stamping going on!

Want to see some of the Shoe Box Swaps now?

This first one is a fancy fold and uses the Inspiring Iris stamp set (149268)

I just love the color combination of Calypso Coral and Basic Gray used for this project.

And here is a fun way to package some hot chocolate using the Cup of Christmas stamp set (150491) and Wrapped in Perfect Designer Series Paper (149596). What fun these candy canes are Oreo flavored and there are some ginger snaps tucked in there too!

And how about this little ornament made with the Merry Moose Bundle and the Night Before Santa Designer Series Paper (150437)?

I really love the fact that Stampin’ Up! will be bringing back this set and the punch next holiday season – You can still order the stamp set (150494) now and then get the punch next year.

And how about this lovely card using the Nature’s Beauty stamp set (150528)?

And this last card is a sneak peek of the special Sale-a-bration stamp set, Little Ladybug, that you can earn for Hosting a private class or party.

Why not set up a time now for January to gather with your friends? Sale-a-bration is a great reason to gather together with friends and stamp!

In case you are wondering, anyone who has purchased the starter kit from myself or one of my team members, gets to enjoy Blue Mountain Stampers’ perks…like monthly make n takes!

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Gather Together Pillow Box Treats

Here is a quick and easy treat that hold a few pieces of chocolate that you can put together quickly using our Kraft Pillow Boxes from the Annual Catalog.

How did I make these?

Well I used my Stampin’ Spritzer filled with alcohol and a few drops Pretty Peacock Reinker. I sprayed the Kraft Pillow Box until I got the depth of color I wanted and allowed to dry. If you find your box is getting too wet, allow it to dry between coats of color.

I used my Story Label Punch and punched out the handle before I assembled my pillow box. If you do this before you color it you will get more bleeding on the inside from the spritzing.

Then I decorated as desired.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: To Every Season (150531) and Gather Together (*150589)

Ink: Pretty Peacock (150083/150090), Cajun Craze (147085/119790), Crumb Cake (147116/121029), Terracotta Tile Classic Ink (150886/150093), Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147931)

Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Terracotta Tile (150884), Cajun Craze (119684), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies (*150662),  Story Label Punch (150076), and Linen Thread (104199)

*Bundle (153036)

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#OnStage2019, Light & Peace and more

Today I thought I would share some of the Holiday Catalog swaps that I received during OnStage in Atlanta last weekend along with some more pictures.

I am going to begin with a 3d items I received – a cute tic tac holder using the Perfectly Plaid Suite of Products (153326). Absolutely adorable and perfect to give a little something!

And here are a couple of lovely cards. This first one uses the Perfectly Pines stamp stamp set (149418) teamed up with our Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper 9149478) from the Annual Catalog.

It is a square card that has a fun fold and opens a bit differently. Slip off the belly band and here is what you have.

fun, right?

And how about this elegant card using the Light & Peace stamp set (150516)?

Done in Blackberry Bliss it uses our Champagne Foil Sheets (144748), Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder (149575) along with our Silver (109131) and Shimmer Black Embossing Powders (149512).

These pictures just don’t do justice to these projects. (I’m still getting use to my camera and am really missing my old phone lol)

CentreStage

Friday night, Leaders gathered for what we call CenterStage, this is an event that includes a lovely evening of pampering before OnStage.

Susan and I stopped for a snap shot before going in. Who would have thought all those years ago she would inspire the dream of becoming a leader and earn an Incentive Trip. My husband Larry, joined me for the meetings after work regularly 10 years ago since we car pooled to his job after we moved. During one of the meetings, Susan spoke about the Alaskan Cruise which was the incentive trip that year. On the way home I can remember Larry asked me if I could do that to. I said yes, anyone could. He was so excited by the idea and has patiently supported me over the last 10 years as I worked toward this goal – and here I am! I am so appreciative and blessed to have earn the Maui trip and he’s soooo excited too!

I truly enjoy CentreStage as it is smaller and a chance to connect with old friends and meet new friends. Here I am with Lori whom I met during our first Atlanta OnStage years ago

And Barbara whom I’ve been doing my organized swaps with for years.

Stampin’ Up! is always very generous and there is always a special gift for us at the table

Our swag bags that include the NEW January – June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure, Squeal!!!

And we have a chance to hear news about what is going to happen and speak with the folks from the home office.

Here I am with Tanner, who is over the Southeast Area. I think it is always fun to see the people we work with online. Don’t you?

Just a little taste of what last Friday was like. Stop back by – I’ll be share more swap swaps and more!

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