Quite Curvy Note Pad Holder & More

Whew! The week is flying by and tonight starts the Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event. I’m excited about this opportunity to gather with my fellow demonstrators from around the world. It’s sure to be a jam packed 3 days as always and while it is not a live event in Salt Lake as planned originally I’m just happy that I’m able to participate this way from home. Stampin’ Up! never disappoints at these events.

I didn’t want to spoil the surprise earlier this week, but by now everyone should have received their little goodies in the mail. So….. today I thought I’d share with you a fun project that I made as a gift for my team members that will be joining me for the OnStage@Home event. I just love the Quite Curvy Bundle so I started there.

I just couldn’t resist these sweet little birds and the fact that the sentiments curve along the die cut edges! So want to see what I made?

Here you go this soft and sweet note pad holders

I’m really pleased with the way they turned out and I had some sticky notes and flags that I thought went perfectly with this project too!

So what do you think? Want to learn how to make your own? While you may not have the same little flags and sticky notes I’m sure you can find some similar sized for your projects. Or how about a sticky note and mini calendar? The options are endless and I find that one of the fun things about creating a gift like this.

I’ve put together a video tutorial for you. It’s a bit longer than my normal videos, but it shows you the how to from start to finish. And as always I’ve given you a printable PDF with a complete supply list and step by step instructions.

Quite Curvy Note Pad Holder Video Tutorial

I’ve also got this great tip for cutting out your stamped images with our dies. Do you ever miss cut? I really hate that and this quick little tip REALLY helps!

How to Cut Die Cut Images Consistently Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Helpful? Why not give it a try and then leave a comment to let me know if you like doing it this way. Either way I hope this little tip helps you with your crafting too!

And now without further delay here is that printable PDF I told you about with the complete supply list.

Quite Curvy Note Pad Holder Tutorial PDF

To go along with the note book I created a little treat bag to celebrate the event using our fun 3×9 Gusseted Cellophane Bags (151312) filled with a variety of items.

After all who doesn’t appreciate a little treat bag too?

Enjoy!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more OnStage@Home fun with you!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Quite Curvy (*156228)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154889), Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154902), Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154830), Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154893), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper (153072), Basic Gray Card stock (121044), Mint Macaron Card stock (138337), Soft Sea Foam Card stock (146988), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Curvy Dies (*154319) and Tasteful Labels Dies (152886)

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Curvy Christmas Mistletoe Card Tutorial

What fun it was using this new stamp set to create this card. This NEW Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (158396) has so many options too! I just love it’s curves and images that tuck right into them.

I’ve whipped up a quick card to share with you today using the Curvy Christmas stamp set along with the Curvy Die Case Insert for your organizational needs too. So you’ll want to read all the way to the bottom.

The Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper in this stack only uses 3 colors Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, and Shaded Spruce so it makes it a great option for beginner stamps since you the 3 ink colors will give you all kinds of options for the holidays. AND the stack has 4 great patterns in all the colors making it easy to create a bunch of cards too.

Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

Want to see how I made this card? I’ve put together a video and pdf for you today

Curvy Christmas Mistletoe Card Video Tutorial

Curvy Christmas Mistletoe Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

AND if you want a case insert to put these dies into that matches your stamp set and other die case, you’re in luck while this die set will be available in the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog I’ve got one for you today so you don’t have to wait!

Curvy Dies Case Insert PDF

Simply print it off, cut it down and slide it into one of our Standard Stamp Cases (119105).

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Curvy Christmas (**155364)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (147083/119788) and Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088/147165) and VersaMark Ink Pad (102283/102193)

Paper: Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (**155969), Sahara Sand (121043), Cherry Cobbler (119685), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Curvy Dies (**154319), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Embossing Powder (101930), Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150457), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Beautiful Autumn Tiny Treat Box & More Team fun!

Yesterday I shared the Home Decor project that we made at the Peak Princess event this past weekend, today I thought I’d share the little treat item that I made.

They are filled with these fun fall Hershey’s Kisses that I found locally.

I just love the colors of the candy – yes, I do shop for candy that way. (My daughter thinks this is a pretty crazy way to shop for chocolate, but she is always on the hunt for me too!)

These treats were quick and easy to make for everyone. I have whipped up a quick video so you can make some to if you’d like.

Beautiful Autumn Tiny Treat Box Video Tutorial


And of course it’s always fun to have a PDF that contains a complete supply list for projects. So here it is.

Beautiful Autumn Tiny Treat Box Tutorial PDF

I also mentioned I’d share some more photos so here are a couple from the classroom.

This last picture is of the Sweet Potato Crostini I made for the event. The marshmallows spent a bit too much time under the broiler I’m afraid. Don’t you hate that? But they were still quite tasty.

They were a big hit with my guys so I thought you might enjoy the recipe – they are light, tasty and easy to do.


Sweet Potato Crostini

2 T. sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

24 slices 1/4″ thick French bread baguette

2 to 3 T butter, melted

Topping:

2 c. mashed sweet potatoes

1/4 c. chopped pecans

3 T. packed brown sugar

2 T. butter, melted

1 1/4 c. miniature marshmallows, halved

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Arrange bread sliced ona baking sheet. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven; preheat broiler.

Mix sweet potatoes, pecans, brown sugar, and butter; spread over toasts. Top with marshmallows, pressing lightly. Broil 3-4 inches from heat until marshmallows are lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.


So easy and tasty too!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Beautiful Autumn (*153450)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (147114)

Paper: Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (153520) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Autumn Punch Pack (*153609), Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699), and Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (152883)

*Save 10% with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (155189)

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Team Fun & the Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Décor Project

This past weekend I gathered with my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers for a special biannual event. This event allows us to gather and celebrate everyone’s accomplishments over the last 6 months. We have a special project, along with prizes, and appetizers. So today I thought I’d share our project that we made.

This project was a lot of fun to make and everyone’s turned out differently since they could decide on which patterns they wanted to use. Here is mine.

I really love the colors and patterns of the Gilded Autumn Suite of Products and so I couldn’t resist making a home décor item with them. I also really love the way the little swirls of copper ribbon finish off this project. They are so easy to make – I bet you are wondering how I made them too!

You’ll need a wooden skewer or dowel along with your heat tool and Heavy Spray Starch. Yep, that’s it! You’ll also need a bit of patience as you make them since it does require some dry time tho. I’m not sure how they would hold up outside, but since I’m planning on using this project inside my home I wasn’t worried about our heavy Georgia humidity of late.

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

Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Decor Project Video Tutorial


Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Decor Project Tutorial PDF

I’ve also included a link for the pumpkins and PDF pattern on this Tutorial for you.

Want to make some of these too? Here is the information on the wooded pumpkins for you that I found on Amazon along with a PDF pattern for this pumpkin.

12″ Wooden Pumpkin Cutouts

Wooden Pumpkin Pattern PDF

I really love these gatherings we have a lot of fun together and it’s a great time to share what’s been happening in our lives, and relax too. Here are a couple of pictures for you of some of the finished projects.

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Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a quick and easy treat item with you!

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Blossoms in Bloom for the 4th

The 4th of July is this weekend and we have a couple of family birthdays coming up so I reached for the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and my Stamparatus. I really like this stamp set with it’s bold watercolor feeling images. The set has some great all occasions sentiments in addition to the birthday one I used for this project and since it is 2 step gives me a lot of great options.

Check out this card using the set that I’ve done in red, white and blue so it have a patriotic feel to it.

I love the way it turned out. The fact that this set is a Distinktive set make it soooo easy to create this wonderful card. Check out this quick video I made for you.


And how about a PDF too?

Blossoms in Bloom Card Tutorial PDF

And great news when you purchase the Blossom in Bloom Bundle (154123) you can earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon to spend in August. Whoohoo!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Blossoms in Bloom (152684*)

Inks: Poppy Parade (147050/119791), Old Olive (147090/100531), and Pacific Point Classic Ink (147098/111840)

Paper: Thick Whisper White (140272), Old Olive (100702), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144219) and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Bright & Cheerful Magenta Madness

Need a get well card that is bright and cheerful? How about this one using the new 2020-2020 In Color, Magenta Madness – it’s a color that makes you smile when you see it! I teamed this color up with our So Sentimental Bundle (151691) to create a quick and easy card for you today.

Why not take a peek at my video tutorial and see what you think?

Magenta Madness Get Well Card Video Tutorial

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And of course, another PDF with measurements and a complete supply list for your crafting pleasure.

Magenta Madness Get Well Card Tutorial PDF

If you enjoy my video tutorials and PDFs, did you know you can choose one of my Online Card Classes or Specialty Zoom Classes this summer? Yep, you can find the stamp sets that I’ll be focusing on in my Calendar of Events along with details too. Zany Zebras is my first class that is available, but you’ll want to hurry since RSVP ends on June 19th. Click HERE to see more details that I shared earlier this week.

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Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: So Sentimental (*151691)

Inks: Magenta Madness Classic Ink (153117/153123)

Paper: 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070), Magenta Madness (153080), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies (*151690), 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

*Bundle (153828)

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Tasteful Touches Card Tutorial

Today’s card is made with our In Good Taste Suite of products – as soon as I saw this suite I knew it would be one I’d reach for again and again. Not only does the stamp set have some great sentiments in a lovely font, it also has some wonderful collage type stamps which I’m always looking for to build layers of texture and interest on a card.

And the Dies! What can I say…. I love basic shapes that I can use with multiple stamp sets and this set is fantastic with their stitched edges and embossed details.

Today’s card is quick and easy since it uses the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as a back drop. I love paper like this that has texture and versatility making it great for masculine cards too.

I’m thinking the Bumblebee and wood give this card a rather country feel to it. What do you think? Gingham always reminds me of my childhood summers, so I’m excited to have a couple of gingham options in this catalog.

Here is a quick video for you along with a PDF that includes a supply list and measurements too.

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Tasteful Touches Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tasteful Touches (*152562)

Inks: Bumblebee (153116/153122) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789)

Paper: In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494**), Bumblebee (153077), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tasteful Labels Dies (*152886), Small Bloom Punch (152316), Bumblebee Gingham 1/4″ Ribbon (153658), and Gilded Gems (152478)

*Tasteful Touches Bundle (154098)

**In Good Taste Suite Collection (154147)

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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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Friend Like You Card Tutorial

Today’s card is bright and cheerful and great for summer

So what do you think? Love the summer time feel – we are just starting to heat up here in North Georgia and with Memorial Day right around the corner I’m looking forward to getting back in the pool. (That is once we get the new liner installed, our old one decided to give up on us last week as we were preparing to open it.)

Here is my tutorial for you so you can make some too and spread a little sunshine

Friend Like You Card Tutorial PDF

I love the Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay combination that I used for this project. However, after I made it I realized that the Bright Color Collection Paper was no longer available, you may already have some which is great. If not the good news is we’ll have a new stack of patterns in the Brights Color Collection (152487) available in June when the 2020 Annual Catalog launches, so you can get some then. Or if you don’t want to wait check out the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (retiring 149489) which has a great Coastal Cabana pattern in it and it’s available at a fantastic price while it lasts!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Friend Like You (149237)

Inks: Soft Suede (147115/115663), Bermuda Bay (147096/131156), and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (147095)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper (Retired 147001), Coastal Cabana (131297), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 2 1/4″ Circle Punch (143720) and Banner Triple Punch (138292)

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Flourishing Phrases Card Set & Holder Tutorial

Today’s project is a fun one that creates a lovely set of cards with a holder. It’s done in a soft and subtle classic color combo too so it’s a perfect gift for all kinds of occasions.

Why not create some for your gift giving needs? While we are sheltering and place and have a bit of time at home it’s a great time to plan ahead and get some things done for this years holiday season. Yes, you heard me right, holiday season. I’ve been creating hand stamped projects for gift giving not only to have on hand but to get ahead of the busy holiday season too! Plus as an added bonus stamping and creating reduces my stress level too since it is a chance to relax in my craft space.

And since this set of cards doesn’t require a huge list of supplies to create it’s perfect for those who are beginning to build their stamping supplies too or just want to get something new.

This stamp set has some great images along with a variety of sentiments done in a lovely font – so it is perfect and very versatile for all kinds of projects!

I’ve quickly whipped up a printable tutorial for you today since I wanted to share this with you earlier and it got buried under things in my studio. So why not check it out?

Flourishing Phrases Card Set & Holder Tutorial PDF

Sorry, no videos this time as I wanted to share this with you as quickly as possible. 🙂

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases (151407)

Inks: Petal Pink Classic Ink (147108/147169)

Paper: Whisper White Thick (140272), Petal Pink (146985), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Dies (141706), Tufted 3D Embossing Folder (151785), 3D Embossing Plate (149658), Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441)

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