#imbringingbirthdays back in August with another tutorial

I love sending out birthday cards to my family and friends and so today I thought I’d share with you the one I did for the gals for August.

Created with our rich Merry Merlot and Rococo Rose it’s a quick and simple card to make but still packs a wow with it’s easy to make daisy focal point.

Check out my video to see just how easy this card was to make

Daisy Lane Card August #imbringingbirthdaysback Video Tutorial

And of course here is the coordinating PDF printable version

#imbringingbirthdaysback August Daisy Lane Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the fun we had at our team retreat from last weekend with you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane (*149325)

Inks: Merry Merlot (147112/147170) and Mint Macaron Classic Ink (147106/138331)

Paper: Merry Merlot (146979), Rococo Rose (150882), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Medium Daisy Punch (*149517)

*Daisy Lane Bundle (151118)

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A Tisket a Tasket a Highland Heather Basket

Today’s project is my take on a quick and easy basket. AND it’s perfect for spring, especially since it uses our lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!

I made this basket with a moving handle so it is more like a picnic basket than an Easter basket. Don’t you love the little bit of lace on the handle? I made this with our Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and it was so easy to do with just a small strip of Whisper White card stock.

Want to whip some of these up too? They are a nice size so add a little shredded paper and treat and you’re set to go. You can make a ton of these with just one stack of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and it comes in a variety of spring like colors so they are perfect for giving to others!

Here is my a video tutorial and PDF for you –

Gingham Gala Basket Video Tutorial

Gingham Gala Basket Tutorial PDF

I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little baskets too.

On a personal note I thought that I’d finally share the home improvement project that I was working on with you. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and then realized last night that I’d taken the pictures but didn’t share them. Sigh. Some days… lol Can you relate?

Any how here is what was keeping me busy – I still have a couple of finishing touch of things I need to do, but it’s all good.

I had a great time watching my son work on and build the cabinets and then watching the kitchen come together after dreaming about it for so long. I’m bias, but I think my son has done a great job. It turned out beautifully and I really like the look of the hickory. Johnathan did a beautiful job of choosing the grains so they look nice. I love doing projects like this together – great family time and memories being created in addition to a functional end result. You’ll get to see it yourself the next time to come to class, since this space is for our use and will make things easier than the old temporary kitchen set up.


Supplies:

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Highland Heather (146986), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Metallic Brads (146929), Daisy Punch (143713), Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365), and Simply Scored Scoring Board (122334)

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Harvest Takeout Treat Video Tutorial

Do you love making treats for family and friends? If so you are going to LOVE this adorable little box made with the Takeout Treat Thinlits Dies. It makes treats sooooo quick and easy.

Check out these little Harvest Takeout Treats I made recently for my Stamp A Stack class last week. Wouldn’t they be cute adorning your Thanksgiving table?

They are small but they hold just the right amount of chocolate – I filed mine with these Lindor Truffles. Yum and the wrappers matched my color choice which was a nice coincidence too. LOL!

Here is my final tutorial for you this week

HARVEST TAKEOUT TREAT VIDEO TUTORIAL

And of course my PDF too.

Harvest Takeout Treat Tutorial PDF

enjoy!

Tomorrow is the final day of OnStage here in Orlando and it’s been a blast so far. I hope I’ll be able to share some pictures when I post next week so you can see what I’ve been up too.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tree Rings (143961/143964), Itty Bitty Greetings (146664/146667), and Painted Harvest (144783)

Inks: Soft Suede (147087), Crushed Curry (147115) and Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088)

Paper: Joyous Noel glimmer Paper (147817), Soft Suede (115318), Crushed Curry (131199), and  Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Takeout Treat Thinlits Dies (147927), Leaf Punch (144667), and Sprig Punch (148012)

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#imbringingbirthdaysback with Falling for Leaves

Today’s card is one I made to send out for my October birthdays – the set just seemed to be a perfect choice with this beautiful maple leaf.

This stamp set as wonderful on its own, but also has a coordinating die set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies which gives you even more options.

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you.

Falling for Leaves October Birthday PDF

If you’d like a birthday card from me too, why not email me your name, address and birthday and I’ll be happy to mail one to you!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves (147680) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Cajun Craze Classic Ink (147085) and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink (147092)

Paper: Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953), Cajun Craze (119684), Blackberry Bliss (133675) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Blender Pens (102845)

*Falling for Leaves Bundle (147921)

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Falling for Leaves Treat Tent Video Tutorial

Today’s project that is a lot of fun to make since it includes a fast and easy technique that uses our Brusho Crystal Colors.

Shake and spritz and you’ve got a beautiful fall backdrop for your project! Got to love that and of course I can never resist using my Stampin’ Spritzers they are so much fun!

Want to see how their made so you can make some yourself? I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you.

And how about a complete supply list with step by step directions too?

Falling for Leaves Treat Tent Video Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves (*147680)

Inks: Merry Merlot Classic Ink (147112)

Paper: Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper (147817), Merry Merlot (146979), and Shimmery White Card stock (101910)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colours (144101), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), and Pretty Label Punch (143715)

*Falling for Leaves Bundle (147921)

 

 

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Trick or Tweet Treat Box

I love to make little treat items for family and friends and so when I saw the Trick or Tweets stamp set in the Holiday Catalog I knew it would be perfect for this year’s Halloween treats.

Check out this cute little box I made using the set

My fellow stamper, Pam gave this cute little box idea last spring and so I wanted to give it a try myself. Turns out these little boxes are sooooo easy to make, that they are kind of addictive once you get going.

Or at least I couldn’t stop – LOL!  The images and color combinations were just a lot of fun to play with once I got coloring with my Stampin’ Blends.

I thought you might like to try some too for your treats so I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial.

Trick or Tweets Treat Boxes Video Tutorial –

And of course I’ve included a complete supply list on my PDF tutorial for you.

Why not leave me a comment and let me know which combination is your favorite?

Trick or Tweet Treat Box Tutorial PDF

And why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another fun little treat box with you?

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

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Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial

Have you seen the Take Your Pick Tool in the Holiday catalog on page 30? I’m so excited about this tool with all it’s features. I’m using it all the time!

Not only can you pick up small items with the Putty end, you have a spatula so you can  pick up adhered card stock layers, a paper piercer and stylus. As usual Stampin’ Up! has done it again – creating a high quality tool to make our paper crafting easier. What could be better?

A lovely box to hold it and keep everything together of course. I went looking for a way to keep all the pieces together and here is what I came up with.

These boxes are easy to make and will keep everything together for you in one place. I really like the way my first box turned out, so much so I decided to add a magnetic flap to it – so you’ve got two options when making your own.

Here is a video tutorial for you, the PDF so you can print your own Take Your Pick Tool label and a PDF tutorial with the complete supply list.

Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial –

And I’ve given you cutting measurements in the PF for both the magnetic flap I’ve shown you and the non magnetic flap. Making it easy to create the version you’d like for your space.

Take Your Pick Tool Box Tutorial PDF

Printable Take Your Pick Tool Label PDF

The printable label is in both Blackberry Bliss and Basic Black so you can choose. And there are two sizes too for the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies or Tailored Tag Punch. Simply print on Whisper White card stock.

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Paper: Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Paper Snips (103579), and Tailored Tag Punch (145667)

 

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Merry Christmas to All Tutorial & More

Well as you can see I didn’t get to post this yesterday afternoon like I had hoped, but the good news is I can share it with you today and even more!

Last month my team enjoyed a shoe box swap and so today I thought I’d share some of them with you. This first card uses the Merry Christmas to All stamp set (147702). This set is filled with wonderful sentiments and has a coordinating Thinlits set, Merry Christmas (147912).

I love the warm country feel of the Festive Farmhouse Suite that was used to highlight this set. How about you? And good news I thought you might enjoy making this card too so I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial that includes the complete supply list for you!

Merry Christmas to All Card PDF

And here is another fun card using the Fun Santa’s Workshop Suite of products.

I feel in LOVE with the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper (147809) with its flocking! It’s so much fun and you can use the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies (147809) to cut out the images! How fun is that?

And how about another tutorial with a full supply list for you? I couldn’t resist. lol

Signs of Santa Card PDF

And this final card uses the Nature Sings stamp set (143653/144406) and the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851) from the Annual Catalog.

Beautiful.

Today’s cards are all part of a shoe box swap that we did at the Blue Mountain Stampers Weekend Getaway in August. This getaway is a time for my team to gather and spend the weekend together. We spend the time laughing, sharing and of course stamping with the new products from the Holiday Catalog PreOrder. It’s a lot of fun and I can’t believe we’ve already been doing this for 6 years now! I love these retreats and spending the time with my team – each and every member is such a blessing to me and we’ve become friends over the years.

Does this sound like fun to you? Love the new products? Do you have a big wish list? As I am sure you can guess, being the first to see a 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. 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
  • 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.

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Cool Treats Thank You Card Tutorial

Cool Treats is fun stamp set with all kinds of options since it is a two-step stamp set. This makes it perfect for our Stamparatus too. Check out these fun colorful thank you cards I made recently.

I chose this pattern from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185) since it is filled with all kinds of wonderful colors perfect for sorbets and ice cream.

I totally CASED this layout since I really liked it on a card I received in a shoe box swap last year. What does CASE mean? Copy and Share Everything! You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when stamping, sharing ideas is what it’s about.

Want to make some too? I’ve whipped up a tutorial for this taste treat set.

Cool Treats Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

And if you love Framelits this stamp set has a coordinating set to go with it too!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Cool Treats (142982)

Inks: Peekaboo Peach  (141398), Night of Navy (126970) and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (126976)

Paper: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185), Peekaboo Peach (141417), Soft Sky (131203), Night of Navy (100867) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706)

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Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap #2

I’m loving the Brusho Crystal Colors and today’s tutorial is sharing another way that you can use this fun product.

This technique is fun and easy – Here is a quick video sharing the technique

Easy, right? Can’t wait to try it? How about a tutorial for this card that I used as an OnStage swap last weekend?

Brusho Baby Wipe Technique Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

I’ve got a complete supply list below for you too! Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more fun from OnStage.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Whisper White (101730), Early Espresso (119868), and Flirty Flamingo (141416)

Accessories: Brusho Color Crystals (144101), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Triple Banner Punch (138292)

 

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