Gather Together Mini Shipping Treat Box

Today’s treat box was created special for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off last Saturday and it will filled with some chocolate goodies. I had a lot of fun making them for my guests.

Any how here is the treat – a made with one of our Mini Shipping Boxes, so it will hold quite a bit.

Clearly I had a thing for caramel when I was shopping since when I started filling the boxes I realized I’d picked up 4 different kinds. Or maybe it was because I was looking at the color coordinating packaging! LOL! Do you ever do that?

I really love how these treat boxes turned out and I can’t wait to share the fun technique for creating these wonderful little leaves and stamping on the wood element pieces that I used to decorate the box. No inky fingers! Ahh….. the magic of stamping.

Why not check out my video tutorial? Not only will you see just how easy these treats were to make but I’ll share a couple of tips and tricks with you too.

Gather Together Mini Shipping Box Video Tutorial

So what do you think? If you’d like to make some fall treats like this I’ve got a PDF with step by step instructions that goes with my video and it contains the complete supply list for you too.

Gather Together Mini Shipping Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing one of the cards we made, along with tutorials too!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Gather Together (*150589)

Inks: Soft Suede (147115/115663) and Pretty Peacock Classic Ink (150083/150090)

Paper: Mini Shipping Boxes (149492), Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (150454), Cajun Craze (119684), and Crumb Cake Card stock (120953)

Accessories: Gathered leaves Dies (*150662), Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (150456), and Tags & Feathers Elements (150455)

*Gather Together Bundle (153036)

**Suite of Products Bundle (153484)

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Shoe Box Fun at the Team Weekend Getaway

I mentioned last Friday that I was getting ready for my team retreat – we gather 3 times a year for weekends of stamping, laughter, food and fun. I really look forward to these gatherings of uninterrupted crating time with my peeps. They are the best and while it is like a big slumber party we also get to get to use our Holiday PreOrder goodies to create. What could be better?

A shoe box swap of course! While it was a small gathering this time due to schedules we still had a wonderful time at our shoe box swap. It is always good fun and I love seeing what everyone is creating. Here are some of the projects.

This first card is for Halloween and uses the Apple Builder Punch (150663) and the coordinating Harvest Hello stamp set (150581).

This set is great for quick and easy card since it has a coordinating punch – and a super set for teachers and back to school projects since its got some wonderful sentiments too.

And here is a card that uses a bundle (153006) that is sure to be popular.

The Christmas Gleaming Suite is filled with wonderful products, and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series paper (150429) includes Copper Foiling that is quite striking. We used the new Copper Delicata Metallic Ink for this project (150707/150708) and can you see the subtle shimmer of the Shimmy Crystal Effects (150892) that we used for the berries? So excited to have these new option for our crafting!

We also made this fun easel sticky note holder using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper (149500).

And finally here is my card that I created using the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) from the Toile Tidings Suite of products.

I just fell in love with this Distinktive stamp set as soon as I saw it – the cardinal is always a favorite of mine. I’ll be working up a tutorial for you and hope to share it in the next week or two as we get closer to the Holiday Catalog launch on September 4th.

And of course, what is a team event with out some door prizes?

Goodies from the Holiday Catalog catalog – winners got to choose their favorite accessories.

Would you like a 2019 Holiday Catalog? You can pick one up during my August Classes or contact me and I’ll be happy to mail you one.

And of course how about a special event where you can pick up your copy of the catalog AND use some of these fun items too! Why not join me and play with some of the new products?

Saturday, September 14th at 1 pm – 3:30

Class Fee $10; or free with a minimum order

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Team Swaps & More

Yesterday was my monthly Team Meeting and while I always enjoy these gatherings yesterday was extra special because I was able to surprise with my box that arrived just in the nick of time – So everyone was able to get their first look at the 2019 Holiday Catalog products too. Who doesn’t love that?

Here is a picture of my table spread out with PreOrder goodies for everyone to see.

And I did a very quick unboxing video the night before of my Holiday Catalog Preorder goodies for you too. I had hoped to share it yesterday evening, but the day went by too fast.

2019 Holiday Catalog Preorder Goodies Video

So what do you think? Does the Holiday Catalog look like it will be a lot of fun? I’m really looking forward to this weekend and my Team Retreat where I’ll get some uninterrupted play time!

Mean while would you like to see some of the wonderful swaps my team made? I can’t pick a favorite – can you?

This first swap is a 3d and you know how I love those! This great little Good Morning Magnolia Bag was filled with a couple of pieces of chocolate, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper covered note pad and pen.

No, the chocolate didn’t survive long, but I’ll be enjoying the note book and pen for a while yet. LOL

And here is a wonderful card made with the Friend Like You stamp set (149237) and Friendly Silhouette Dies (149546) that come in a bundle.

I really love the soft feel of the sponged sky as a back drop.

And this next card was made using the Daisy Lane stamp set (149325) and both the Daisy Punch (143713) along with the Medium Daisy Punch (149517). Isn’t it great we’ve got two sizes of Daisy punches now?

And this final card was created with one of our past Product Medley Bundles, Everything is Rosy.

I’m soooo glad that Stampin’ Up! will be offering another one of these Medleys in our Holiday Catalog. So watch for that coming soon.

Stamping, Laughter and Fun… The Blue Mountain Stampers

So what do you think? Love the new items in my Holiday Catalog PreOrder video too? It’s just a peek of what’s inside the 2019 Holiday Catalog! And as I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right!  Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t loose!

If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

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. And 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 private parties, 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 hobbyist 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!

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A Good Man & more

As I mentioned yesterday, today’s cards are all swaps done by my team members at this month’s team meeting. I always love to see what they are creating when we gather – and swapping is a lot of fun since we all have different styles and favorite sets. So we get to see lots of new ideas.

I’ll start with the Fancy Folds which were clearly on a lot of our minds – after all they are a lot of fun to make.

This first card is a Tunnel Card using the A Good Man stamp set (149270) and the Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) that was created for Father’s Day

I love the sentiment peaking out from the rectangle on the inside and can’t wait to try one of these myself, so stay tuned. lol

And here is a lovely Four Fold Card using the Beauty Abounds stamp set (148726)

I love the Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana together – clean and crisp. The pop of color on the butterfly wings was done with our Stampin’ Blends.

And of course our classic Black & White – This Pop Up Corner Card using the Beautiful Promenade stamp set (146842) and Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder (151797 available again soon) is sure to impress.

And here is a card using the Healing Hugs stamp set (148223)

Can you guess where the sentiment is from? It’s the Vibrant Vase stamp set (148656) that has been cut out using our Stitched Shapes Dies ( 145372 ).

And last but not least the final card for the day uses the Love What You Do stamp set (148042) using Merry Merlot and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends – a rather striking color combination I thought.

And how about the final swap? It’s a 3d project – A little desk caddie to hold our adhesives using the It Starts with Art Bundle (151090) and the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Follow Your Art (149489).

Perfect for any crafter’s desk!

Have a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know – I know I can’t pick just one. LOL.

If having a group of crafters to gather and/or share appeals to you, AND you’d love a discount on your Stampin’ Up! products maybe joining my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers might be the right fit for you. Not only do we gather monthly we also share virtually too so you can join in with what works for you.

Here is a little about 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 hobbyist 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!

Got questions? I’m happy to speak with you, simply contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com or give me a call at 706 754-7124

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Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse

Have you seen the Modern Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper from the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog? If you haven’t it is absolutely gorgeous with it’s shinny accents – This pack has 12 gorgeous patterns too!

I couldn’t wait to get creating with this pack of paper when I received it in April at OnStage – I knew just what I wanted to make. And when I saw them on display I knew just what I wanted to use on the clasp too – you’re going to LOVE these new Gems that are available now they are sooooo pretty!

Here is my finished project – a cute little mini composition notebook purse

There were perfect as a little gift for my 2019 Annual Catalog Kick Off last weekend.

If you’d like to make some to I’ve done a quick video tutorial and PDF also for you so why not check them out?

Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse Video Tutorial

Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse Tutorial PDF

Ooops I almost forgot to share these today – some of the photos from my Catalog Kick Off.

Here are some of my class room set up and ready to go. First some of the new items on display

And the classroom itself

As usual we were having so much fun once we got started with the Make n Takes I forgot to take photos of the event itself. LOL.

Stop back by Monday when I’ll be sharing one of the cards we made.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Paper: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478), Mint Macaron (138337) and Soft Suede Card stock (115318)

Accessories: Timeless Label Punch (149516), Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon (149480), Flower Faceted Gems (149479)

Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, Mini Composition Note Book and Mini Velcro Dot

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Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box

Father’s Day is right around the corner and here is a cute way to give a gift card or other small gift to dad.

I made this little box with the Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610) from the Occasions Catalog – a perfect set for the guys in our lives! I meant to share this earlier with you since I made it back at OnStage, but the tutorial got lost on my computer and I ran across it the other day. Do you ever do that? LOL if I don’t see it… you know how it goes.

So anyhow here is a pdf tutorial for you today.

Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage (148590)

Inks: Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113)

Paper: Smoky Slate (131202) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486), Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), and Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (148521)

*Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610)

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Share What You Love & More

Swapping at an OnStage event is a lot of fun – it allows me to meet my fellow demonstrators from around the country and share ideas. So today I’ll be sharing some more of the wonderful swaps I received in Charlotte.

Today’s cards all use the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926). This pack of papers is one of my favorites since not only is it heavier it has a beautiful pearl finish too.

These first two cards have been teamed up with the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies (141706).

Done in Tranquil Tide this card uses the Detailed with Love stamp set 146603/146606)and beautiful 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon (146948). And can you see the texture in the background created with the Ruffled Embossing Folder (143699)?

And this next card uses the Wood Words stamp set (143925/143928) for it’s sentiment.

And how about this card using the Amazing Life stamp set (148750) that is part of the Last Chance List?

And finally this card uses the Crafting Forever set (143955/143958) as it’s sentiment for this calendar card.

And would you like to see a couple of the 3d items I received in swaps at OnStage Charlotte?

This first one is a couple of small treat items –

The little Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (146902) pouch was made with the Envelope Punch Board and holds a little pack of tic tacs.

And a fun diaper fold using the Cute Crew Punch Box (148535) it’s part of the Last Chance list.

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More Needle & Thread

Here are a couple of more cards using the Needle & Thread Suite of products. I really like the way this first card uses the Old Olive Linen Thread and Vellum card stock that has been run through the Big Shot using the stitched die image to create lots of texture.

And this card from an OnStage swap highlights the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (148807) while using the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (148807) and our Pretty Label (143715) and 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (146139).

And here is a fun 3d swap using the Needle & Thread Bundle and the Make a Difference (146676) and Thoughtful Banners stamp sets (Retiring 141614).

When you open it you can find a little sewing kit – how cute is that?

So what do you think? You can see all of these products in my Online Store – just check out the last chance list for the Needle & Thread Suite of products simply by clicking on the image below.

That’s it for the day – short and sweet. Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more of my OnStage swaps with you.

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Crafting Forever Note Pad & Pen Holder

It’s been a rough night here in North Georgia as the storms associated with this latest front moves through, and I’m a bit sleep deprived from the storms. I hope that as you read this you are safe this Easter weekend where ever you are.

Today’s post is going to share the project that I made for my team members as part of their OnStage gifts last weekend.

I’ve had several ask me how they were made – so while I’m using a demonstrator supply item to create these, I’ll be giving you an option so you can make some too. Here is a close up.

These Note Pad & Pen Holders have a 4×6 pad of paper in them that I picked up at my local dollar store. Perfect for jotting tons of notes – I’m always creating a list so I knew these would be great for my Team members too.

Here is a my video tutorial for you

Crafting Forever Note Pad & Pen Holder Video Tutorial

And of course a PDF tutorial too.

Crafting Forever Note Pad & Pen Holder PDF

If you love the floral image I used – you can make some too by using our Floral Grid Paper (150819). This is a special package of our grid paper and it is being offered while supplies last. You can see it in my video and while it isn’t exactly the same – it will work. Simply create a folder using a piece of card stock or even the tag board from your Designer Series Paper pack and cut the grid paper as desired to fit. Yep, it’s that easy! It’s not just grid paper LOL! I’ve included this option in the PDF also.

What do you think? Want to make some too?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever (143955/143958)

Inks: Night of Navy (147110/103033) and Calypso Coral Classic Ink (147101/122934)

Paper: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795), Night of Navy (100867), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

Other: Note Pad and Pentel RSVP pen

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Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Today’s project is one that I made for part of my Team gift that I gave everyone attending OnStage in Charlotte this past weekend. It’s a twist on the floating frame cards you’ve been seeing pop up – but this really is a frame lol. I thought it would be great to have a special frame of our stamping friends and a reminder of the wonderful time we had last weekend.

I really like the way the frame turned, out so I thought I’d share a video tutorial with you on how I made them. They are really easy to do. It’s a few days late since the first time I filmed it the file was corrupted so I had to do it again, not sure exactly why, but then that is the way with technology, right?

I’ve used the Stampin’ Blends to color the butterflies and I chose the shades of blue since our Team name is The Blue Mountain Stampers. Get it?

I placed those that I could on their pillows once we arrived in Charlotte.

The bags were stamped using the retiring Bloom by Bloom stamp set (148820) and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795) was used for the tags.

I also used the Large Letter Framelits (141712) that are also on the retirement list for the tags – boy, do I hate to see these go, I use them all the time! Get yours before the supply is gone.

And here is a close up of the back.

Want to see how I made these Butterfly Gala floating frames?

Here is a video for you and of course a PDF tutorial too. I’ve also included a complete supply list below for you so you can make some too. So keep scrolling since it is at the very bottom!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Video Tutorial

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial PDF

Last Chance List Update:

Retirement List: Please note that I’ve updated the PDF with items that are carrying over noted. They are both highlighted and * is behind their names. These items are being reconfigure and will only be offered in our new Cling offering in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Please let me know if you have any questions I know that the lists can be a bit confusing. The easiest way to see everything is in my Online Store HERE.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’m hoping to post some of the fun of OnStage with you – today I’m heading to the vet. Our four legged family member, Chewie decided to have a run in with the fence and lost on Friday night while I was gone to OnStage.

Poor thing. She has needed a lot of extra attention since I’ve been home and is not liking the confinement needed so she can heal.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala (148580*)

Inks: Balmy Blue Classic Ink ( 147105/147168 ), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Pool Party (144605) and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144600), Night of Navy (144036) and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Light (148540), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch (*148523), Paper Snips ( 103579 ), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other Non-Stampin’ Up! products: wood frame, white acrylic ink and brush

*Butterfly Gala Punch (*148523)

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