Courage & Faith

Sometimes we just need a little faith and courage in life and this stamp set uses a lovely font to convey those all important things to our family and friends.

The Courage & Faith Stamp set (161500) was used to create this lovely Thanksgiving card.

The sentiment has been teamed up with the lovely All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (162178), Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder (161600), and lovely Copper & Natural Ribbon Combo Pack (162192). The Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) give the card a bit more texture and create a lovely focal point for the sentiment. And don’t you just love the Azure Afternoon and Copper Clay combination? Not a traditional fall color combo but it’s quite striking. This next card has a completely different feel with the soft muted colors found in the Hello Irresistible 6×6 Designer Series Paper (161139).

This card is also a fun fold that shows off the lovely patterns of the paper.

Did you know that this lovely Designer Series Paper is part of our Online Exclusives? What exactly does that mean? Have you found this to be kind of confusing? Well Online Exclusives are not found in our printed catalogs, but only in my Online Store. That doesn’t mean you can’t order it just like you normally would, it simply means to see it you’ll need to go to my Online Store.

And this last card uses some Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin Edged Ribbon (159555) to make it shine!

The sentiment has been stamped in the Highland Heather and the boughs in Wild Wheat Classic Inks. It is amazing how the Wild Wheat gives it a feel of gold embossing when teamed up with the ribbon. Fun texture has been added with the Nested Essential Dies (161597) which draw your eye to the sentiment and Stitched with Whimsy Dies (155314) that borders the card front.

Got a favorite card from today’s post? Why not leave a comment and let me know your favorite? It’s amazing how one stamp set can give you such different looks, right?

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Kindest Expressions Thank You Card Tutorial

Thank you cards are always great to have on hand and the Kindest Expression Stamp Set (161415) is great for today’s card with it’s bold size and lovely font.

Today’s card uses not only the Kindest Expression Stamp Set (161415) but also one of our Online Exclusives, the Hello Irresistible 6×6 Designer Series Paper (161139). You’ll fall in love with the soft watercolor images and colors found in this paper. Today’s cards uses two different patterns that include the colors Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink.

Here is a quick tutorial for you showing you how I made this card and of course a PDF with measurements and a complete supply list.

Kindest Expressions Thank You Card Tutorial PDF


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Team Time Fun

Each month I gather with my Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers and we share what we have been doing over the past weeks. Among other things we also swap cards and stamp together. It’s a lot of fun having a community of crafters that gather like this. Today’s cards are part of the swaps that were shared.

This first card uses the Marvelous Nature stamp set (161252) and our Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper (Online Exclusive 161139). The monochromatic card has been stamped using our

returning color Pretty Peacock and the wings have been partially cut so they have a bit of lift to them. The background has a bit of texture added to it by dry embossing with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder. A bit of shimmer was added with the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (158130). I love the way that these gems pick up the color your using them with.

This next is a book fold that has been created with the Zoo Crew Suite Collection (161319 )

The fun fold and little images have been cut from the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper (161304). And the sentiments have been stamped using the Zany Zoo stamp set (161305) using Memento Tuxedo Black and a little pop of color has been added with our Classic Matte Dots (158146).

How fun is that?

Are you looking for a group of stampers who you can connect with? Would you like a discount on your favorite stamping products? Right now is a great time to join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers. And did you know that as a demonstrator you get to see and order things first with our PreOrders? Check out my Holiday Mini PreOrder Sneak Peek video.

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 lose! 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
  • 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 Facebook 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!

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