Blue Mountain Stampers’ Shoe Box Fun

Ahh… team retreats – there is nothing better than spending time with my peeps and our Team Retreats give us uninterrupted craft time together. Fellowship, sharing, and stamping – What could be better? A Shoe Box Swap of course!

What’s a Shoe Box you ask? Well it is a term we use to describe an event where everyone creates and then brings enough card kits or projects to share and we take turns stamping them. But why call it a shoe box? The idea is everyone puts the supplies in what else? A Shoe Box of course. LOL! You get the idea. Any ways, I also love these afternoons and the sharing.

Here are some of the cards we made during the Shoe Box.

This first one uses the Sailing Home Bundle (151066) and it’s coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (149481).

And here is a clean and simple card – I love the bright colors and can you see the Wink of Stella we used on the butterfly wings? (Pictures just don’t do justice to the real cards).

The Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580) and the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) make this a quick and easy card to make tons of quickly!

And here is a lovely Acetate Window Card using the Healing Hugs Stamp set (148223), still one of my favorites with it’s Distinktive stamps that make the flowers look so realistic.

And finally a pocket card using the Memorable Mosaic stamp set (149226), Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478), beautiful Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon (149480), and the really fun Flower Faceted Gems (149479). You can find this suite of products with even more coordinating products in our 2019 Annual Catalog on page 119.

Whew! Lots of stamping fun and a great variety of cards too.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my card tutorial using the Back on Your Feet stamp set. I’ve still got to do the video or I would have shared it with you today. I’m running a bit behind this week already since I was working on my organized swap by mail – more about these cards soon.

Yep – those packages are filled with fantastic cards using stamps from the 2019 Annual Catalog!!! A lot of work, but great fun too!

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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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It’s Back!! Butterfly Gala Bundle

Great news and just in time to get yours before Sale-a-bration ends.

The Butterfly Duet Punch is back in stock, so that means if you have been waiting to get your Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) or Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) you can order it today and receive the FREE Sale-a-braiton coordinating Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper too!

(Of course you can choose another Sale-a-bration product if you prefer. There are a lot of great choices.)

So why not check out the Gingham Gala Suite of products that includes our wildly popular Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561) and more?

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Butterfly Gala Card Tutorial

The Occasions Catalog goes Live on January 3rd! So there are just a few more days before you can get the wonderful new products. Hopefully, you’ve received your catalogs in the mail from me already so you already have it in hand. This week I’ll be sharing some tutorials for projects I’ve made, including OnStage projects. I think you’ll enjoy them – so come back by and check them out.

Today’s card is one that I shared with you from my Team OnStage Event (you can see it here). So as promised I’m going to share how I made this card.

This set is a beautiful set that contains not only beautiful butterfly images but lovely sentiments using a pretty font. I couldn’t resist when I saw it in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and since it’s part of a Suite of products there are tons of choices for coordinating products. I think you’re going to LOVE it as much as I do!

So what do you think want to make one too? I’ve got a PDF Tutorial and Video for you too. Why not check them out?

Butterfly Gala Card Video Tutorial:

And here is the printable tutorial for you too!

Butterfly Gala Card Tutorial printable PDF

I’ve included the complete supply list for you below. You’ll be able to order these products starting January 3rd. (And of course if you prefer you can email me your order now and I’ll be happy to place it for you when the catalog goes live.)

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LAST 48 HOURS FOR THE HOLIDAY CATALOG – YIKES!

And of course a new Catalog means that the 2018 Holiday Catalog will be ending on January 2nd – so if you have a shopping list your have checked off you’ll want to get your favorites before 11:50 (MT) Wednesday, January 2nd before they’re gone!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala (*148580)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708), Lemon Lime Twist (147145) and Balmy Blue Classic Ink (147105)

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Balmy Blue (146982), Vellum (101856), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch (*148523), Gingham Gala Adhesive Baked Sequins (148561), 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon (148764), 2 1/4″ Circle Punch (143720), Pearls (144219), and Sponge Daubers (133773)

*Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599)

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