Card #2 in the Nuts About Squirrels Tutorial Step It Up Series

Yesterday I shared the first card in my 3 card Step It Up Tutorial Series highlighting quick and easy stamping. Today’s card adds a punch and a bit more. So why not check it out?

This card uses the same adorable images but has a few more colors added to make it a bit more fun. I love the Rich Regal Color Collection for fall and winter projects, you can’t go wrong with this color pallet.

I’ve got several rows of corn to process today, so I’m making this a quick post. Here is the quick video I made for you so you can see how I stepped up this card.

Step It Up Series 1 – Nuts About Squirrels Card #2 Video Tutorial

Step It Up Series 1 – Nuts About Squirrels Card #2 Tutorial PDF

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Nuts About Squirrels (156475)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114), Pumpkin Pie (147086), Old Olive (147090), Crushed Curry (147087), Cajun Craze (147085), and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Old Olive (10702), Crushed Curry (131199),  and Very Vanilla Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Banners Pick a Punch (153608)

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Step it Up with Nuts About Squirrels

Today’s card is one I took right from the pages of the Mini Catalog using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set. I love this kind of project where you can make it simply or you can step it up by using a few extra items that you may have. I’ll be sharing 3 card tutorials with you in this series using the same basic supplies. Today’s card is perfect for the stamper who is just starting to collect supplies or someone who just wants a clean and simple card. Isn’t that the great thing about stamping?

This stamp set is just so cute with it’s 2 step images and it’s great with it’s all occasions sentiments.

Here is a quick video for you and a PDF too that you can print with a complete supply list and step by step instructions.

Step It Up Series 1 – Nuts About Squirrels Card #1 Video Tutorial

Step It Up Series 1 – Nuts About Squirrels Card #1 Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! and then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the second card in this series with you.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Nuts About Squirrels (156475)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114), Pumpkin Pie (147086), and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla Card stock (159276)

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Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag, Team fun & more

How about some swaps, team time and a fun treat tutorial? Today I thought I’d share what we’ve been doing as a my group recently. I’ve got a great team and we have a lot of fun together when we gather each month, so I thought I’d share some of the groups swaps first. I’ll start with some of the Sale-a-bration cards.

this first card uses the lovely Feels like Home stamp set (Sale-a-bration 156607) and has been colored with our Watercolor Pencils (141709 & 149014) assortments for a softer look. And this next card was created using the Delicate Dahlia stamp set (Sale-a-bration 156601) and Merry Merlot for a bold look.

If you don’t recognize the polka dots it’s from the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper pack (Sale-a-bration 156630) which as you can see is quite versatile. A bit of fussy cutting and some Wink of Stella finish off this lovely card. And how about this big bold sunflower?

This card uses the Celebrate Sunflowers (152517) and the coordinating Sunflower Dies (152704) and it’s also a fun buckle card, the sentiment tucks into a punched slot behind the sunflower.

Not only do we do team meetings each month, but we also had a team retreat in August, so I thought I’d share a couple of the swaps from that today. This first project uses the Friends are Like Seashells Bundle (159516) and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (154309).

And how about some pansy fun using the Pansy Petals Suite (155810)? A simple cutting technique creates this criss-cross pattern for the card front.

We also made a fun little box that was filled with some treats.

I really love this Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (155807) and the fact you can cut tons of flowers out with the bundle’s dies and isn’t the little box adorable? Want to see more team fun? This month was our bi-annual Peak Princess event. What is that? It’s a special day filled with pampering that my team can earn. This time we made 3 special projects, won prizes and enjoyed a nice Hawaiian inspired luncheon together.

The pulled pork and Mango Salsa we had were a hit so I thought I’d share the recipes with you. The pulled pork is soooo easy with just 3 ingredients and you make in the crock pot too! And you may find the Mango Salsa addictive – eat it with chips, or you can add it on top of fish or shrimp taco too.

  • Crock Pot Kaula Pulled Pork Recipe PDF
  • Mango Salsa Recipe PDF

And as a little gift everyone received a charm for their lanyards that was placed in this cute Treat Tag marking this occasion.

Want to see how I made this little Treat Tag? I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you and a PDF with the complete supply list.

Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag Video Tutorial

Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag Video Tutorial PDF

Whew – that’s a lot I know but I hope you enjoyed a bit of a peek into what it’s like to be a Blue Mountain Stamper.

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!

As you can see we love stamping and sharing together and are very active though out the year. If you think you’d enjoy joining us, right now is a great time to do so. But you’ll want to hurry since this special Sale-a-bration Kit offer ends in just 2 days!

For just $99 and tax you’ll get to choose not only $125 in product of your choice, but you’ll also get to choose one of our Bundles from the MINI Catalog! That’s almost a $200 value for just $99! And there is no obligation when you join. You can learn more about this fantastic offer HERE along with the benefits of joining my team too. Got questions, I’m happy to answer any questions you have about earning a discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Sweet as a Peach (155050)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114), Pale Papaya (155670), Calypso Coral (147101), and Old Olive Classic Ink (147090)

Paper: You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper (155686), Early Espresso (119686), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Peach Dies (155829) and Champagne Rhinestone Jewels (151193)

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Delicate Dahlias Triple Stamping Technique Card

Whoo hoo, I’m back. After several days of computer issues I’m happy to say I can share this fun project with you. Don’t you hate it when technology isn’t playing nice? So without further fan fare here is the project using this simple fun technique that packs a wow.

I just love this stamp set with it’s beautiful 2 step images and all occasions sentiments. I’ve used one of my favorite In Colors, Pale Papaya for the flowers and teamed it up with Calypso Coral for a two tone effect.

You can check out my video showing you how I made this card.

I’ve also got a printable PDF for you with the complete supply list and measurements, so you can make some of this card too.

Delicate Dahlias Triple Stamping Technique Card PDF

Enjoy!

Remember, Sale-a-bration will end on Thursday, September 30th so there are just a couple more days left to get your favorites!

And that means there are only a couple more days left to join and get a FREE bundle in addition to your Kit! That’s a fantastic deal for just $99. Learn more HERE about joining my group.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Delicate Dahlias (Sale-a-bration 156601)

Inks: Pale Papaya (155670/155671), Calypso Coral (147101/122934), Pear Pizzazz (147104/131160), Old Olive (147090/100531), and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789)

Paper: Old Olive (146970) and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Champagne Rhinestones (151193)

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Gorgeous Leaves

It’s fall now and there is a cool start to the mornings here in North Georgia. This last rain heralded in a change in the weather for us at least temporarily. As we say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn I thought I’d share a card made with the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (158609) with you today as the leaves are sure to be showing off their full fall colors soon.

This card uses non traditional colors to celebrate fall.

Done in Crumb Cake, Bumblebee, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, and Calypso Coral is a lovely soft take on fall colors, making me thing of warm fuzzy sweaters and camp fires. This stamp set also has some lovely collage images that are great for all kinds of projects since they include woodgrains and splatters a go to for creating interest and layering.

So why not stop by and check out this lovely Bundle in my Online Store? Not only is the stamp set great for teaming up with your favorite sentiment set, the Intricate Leaves Dies (153566) are great as a stand along option too.

And with just 6 more days left for Sale-a-bration, you’ll want to get your favorites before it ends on September 30th.

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Just 6 More Days!!!

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Peaceful Deer

The Peaceful Deer Bundle (156391) is one of those that is so versatile with its coordinating punch. Not only does the set have some great images but right now it has a coordinating Designer Series Paper that you can earn with Sale-a-bration until the end of the month. That’s a win, win.

Check out these lovely cards made using the Peaceful Deer Bundle. This first card is done in our In Color, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler.

The Timber 3D Embossing Folder (156406) found on page 37 of our Mini Catalog along with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) add texture and interest to this card. And this next card uses our Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (153492) to add a pop of color along with simple stamping.

The Deer Builder Punch (156390) makes adding the deer so easy! And of course if you like some shine, you’ll want to check out this next card using our Gold Foil Sheets (132622).

Recognize the Designer Series Paper used for the piece cut with our Layering Circle Dies (151770)? It’s our Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (156292). And for this next fun gate fold card the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper (155718) is perfect.

These layering circles open to the right and left giving you a little surprise inside.

If you like this stamp set why not stop by my online store today? Not only can you get this wonderful set, but you can choose a Sale-a-bration item too. But you’ll want to hurry since Sale-a-bration ends on September 30th and supplies are limited.

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Halloween fun with Little Delights

If you like stamp sets that cover multiple holidays or occasions you’ll want to take a look at the Little Delights stamp set (156527) found on page 59 of our Mini Catalog.

It’s not only filled with holiday images and sentiments, its great for year round stamping too. Check out this fun little card made with the set for Halloween.

Quick and easy this card if fun and colorful too since it uses the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper (156479). This little 6×6 paper stack is so much fun to work with and allows you to make tons of projects or cards.

If you don’t have a Mini Catalog and would like one, why not email me today? Simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com and include your name, address, and phone number and I’ll be happy to send you one.

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Cutest Halloween

Love Halloween and love punches? If so the Cutest Halloween Suite Collection (156279) might be just the thing you need for creating quick, colorful, and fun projects this month. Check out this fun card using the products from this suite.

This card uses the punch for the images so that they can be popped up and give the project a bit of dimension. The ribbon adds a bit of sparkle and it has a fun fold too

which opens to show a fun colorful sentiment inside. You’ll find this Bundle a lot of fun to work with as you make Halloween projects.

And good news, starting today when you place a purchase in my Online Store using my Host Code, you can get a FREE Class PDF with Videos to create fun Tags for those treats! So why not take advantage of the last 10 days of Sale-a-bration and get your favorite crafting supplies?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cutest Halloween (*15654580)

Paper: Cute Halloween 6×6 Designer Series Paper (156479)

Accessories: Halloween Punch (*156482) and Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897)

* Cutest Halloween Bundle (156483)

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Highlight on Sale-a-bration’s Delicate Dahlias

This lovely stamp set (156601) filled with all occasions sentiments is one of our Sale-a-bration choices and it’s been very popular. Its wonderful 2 step images create lovely flowers with lots of depth.

Check out these lovely cards made with this set. This first card has tons of texture with the Scalloped Contours and Stitched Greenery Die used for the background. Done in Bumblebee and Saddle Brown Stazon (151508) the little Bumbleebee Trinket (155568) adds a little something special.

And this next card also uses the Scalloped Contours Dies (155560) along with the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (155426).

Done in Polished Pink it creates a bright cheerful thank you card. Speaking of bright and cheerful, take a look at this next card that uses a bit of fussy cutting to make an impact.

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Old Olive has been used along with the Pretty Pillows Box Dies (156321). And if you like techniques check out this next card that uses Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Classic Inks.

The image has been first inked up in Daffodil Delight and then “Rock & Rolled” in our Flirty Flamingo. Texture has been added once again with the Scalloped Contours Dies and Ornate Floral Embossing Folder (152725). As you can see the Scalloped Contours Dies (155560) are a great addition to your crafting collection! And if you love soft and subtle check out this lovely card made using the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper (156494) from our Mini Catalog.

This card has a soft vintage feel to it and uses our In Colors Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, and Misty Moonlight. One of the things I love about our In Colors are the fun little Square Gems (155572) that come in all the colors that were used for this card. They are faceted and are Adhesive Backed making the not only fun but quick and easy to use too. And last but not least is this lovely card done in Fresh Freesia.

I really like monochromatic cards like this since they are great for not only the beginner but show off our beautiful colors too! This card has a ton of texture, not only do you have the Greenery Embossing Folder (152716) as a back drop but you also have faux layering. The Dahlia and label shape are just one layer! The labels has been sponged and paper pierced and the Dahlia is simply stamped to the left of the faux label creating wonderful depth. And of course those fun little In Color Jewels (155571) add just the right shine and elegance for this card.

Did you know Sale-a-bration ends in just 13 days? September 30th is the last day you can get our Sale-a-bration productions, so you’ll want to make sure to get your favorites before they are gone!

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Highlight on Sale-a-bration and Textures & Frames

The Textures & Frames stamp set (156616) is one of those basic sets that are great for all kinds of things. It allows us to put it with another stamp set to create background texture, interest and more.

This set is one of our FREE Sale-a-bration sets that will be available until September 30th or while supplies last. Check out this fun cards that used this set. I really like the way This card uses the set to create a way to highlight the images from the Whale Done stamp set (158315).

The Bermuda Bay creates a frame for the Pool Party shapes add a bit of color to each image. And how about this next card that can be used for the holidays? Cool right? I love the way this set using basic shapes can build such great images!

And this next card uses the large swash as a back drop for our Harvest Dies.

And this final card uses the images as a backdrop for this fun “Hello” card .

The Hello has been stamped onto a piece of Vellum Card stock and layered behind a Layering Circle Die circle to create a bit of interest.

So what do you think? Did you know that Sale-a-bration ends on September 30th or while supplies last? I’m sad to say that the Be Dazzling 6×6 Paper is already gone! So don’t get caught and miss out on your favorite items just 2 weeks left.

There is still time to host, shop or join during Sale-a-bration and get some wonderful benefits this month for doing so. Got questions? I’m here to help simply drop me a line at StampwithJini@gmail

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