Here’s the final Nuts About Squirrels Tutorial in my Step It Up Series

Today’s card is the last and final card in my Step It Up Series using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set. The addition of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper adds a wonderful pop of color and texture that ties everything together nicely. I’ve deviated a bit from the Mini Catalog design, but that is one of the fun parts about stamping.

I’ve also changed up the sentiments in this Series so that I could show you all the great sentiments in the set.

Step It Up Series 1 – Nuts About Squirrels Card #3 Video Tutorial

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

Enjoy!

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: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (155841), Cajun Craze (119684), Old Olive (10702), Crushed Curry (131199),and Very Vanilla Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Banners Pick a Punch (153608) and Meadow Moments Embossing Folder (153126)

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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.

Just a Reminder Sale-a-bration Ends Tonight!

There is still time to get your favorite Sale-a-bration items before they are gone! Why not place an order today and get your favorites?

It’s also the last day to get your Sale-a-bration Starter Kit for just $99!

When you choose this option you’ll receive not only $125 in product but also a Bundle from our Mini Catalog list and start receiving a 20% discount on your favorite products from Stampin’ Up!. It’s the best Kit in the catalog!!! and That’s almost a $200 value for just $99 plus tax. Click HERE to learn more.

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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Timeless Tropical Treats

Love quick and easy treats? If so our Ombre Gift Bags might be just the think you are looking for since they make creating a treat quick and easy. I was inspired to create my own little gift bag by a swap that I received (you can see it HERE).

Make them up ahead and simply slide your goodie inside when you’re ready.

Bags are 4 3/4″ x 7″ so they’ll hold quite a bit too. This batch I whipped up for a little Team gift for our Meeting, I filled them with a sweet little treat for my along with a little something I picked up on the Maui Incentive Trip in May.

They were a hit for sure.

Want to see how I made them? I’ve got a quick little video tutorial and PDF for you.

Timeless Tropical Ombre Gift Bag Video Tutorial

And here is the PDF for you – you can print this off. It includes the video link too so you can easily find it again when you want to.

Timeless Tropical Ombre Gift Bag Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Timeless Tropical (151497)

Inks: Soft Succulent (155778/155779), Bumblebee (153116/153122), and Old Olive Classic Ink (147090/100531)

Paper: Vellum (101856), Bumblebee (115307), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Calypso Coral (122925), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Ombre Gift Bags (155479), In the Tropics Dies (151495), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Bark 3D Embossing Folder (155431), and In Color Jewels (155571)

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LAST DAY TO RSVP & HOLD YOUR SPOT IN MY JULY CARD CLASS

Party Puffin Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

I just love this little set, it has such cute images and sentiments for all kinds of projects. Today’s card uses our NEW In Color, Polished Pink, and it’s a very popular color, so it makes it a great choice to add to your collection of colors. I’ve teamed it up with one of my favorites, Coastal Cabana for a fun summer time feel.

Check out this cute little 3d card I made using a fun fold to create card with tons of dimension.

It has a signature panel on the back of the box

And it will fold flat for mailing. Cool, right?

Here is a quick video tutorial for you that shows you how I made this bright, colorful card.

Party Puffin Pop Up Box Card Video Tutorial

And of course, a PDF with a complete supply list, the measurements, and step by step insturctions too.

Party Puffin Pop Up Box Card Tutorial PDF

If you love this set as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that I’ll be highlighting this set in my July Card Class. Did you know you can get my classes for free each month when you place a minimum order using my Host Code? Check out my calendar of events HERE to learn more about my classes.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Party Puffin (155054)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456) and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink (147097/131164), Polished Pink (155520), Pool Party (154894), Pumpkin Pie (154897) and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (154883)

Paper: 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper (155641), Coastal Cabana (122925), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories:

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Contact me today to chose a time that works well for you and your friends! Can’t gather? That’s ok you can choose between my book party or facebook party.

Sweet Ice Cream Thank You Card

Today’s card is one I created to share during our OnTour event. I wanted to show case the NEW 2021 In Colors that I had just received during PreOrder. Here is what I came up with.

I like the way the card turned out. I used the Basic Borders Die to create a “table cloth” since I thought the Soft Succulent gave off a vintage vibe. I’m really loving the Evening Evergreen since it can be used as a neutral color like I did here.

I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you. This is a two step stamp set and so you’ve got all kinds of options.

Sweet Ice Cream Thank You Card Video

Sweet Ice Cream Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

So what do you think? Is this a set that you’d enjoy creating with? Did you know that the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set is being highlighted in my May Card Class? Yep, and you can earn this class for FREE when you place a qualifying order in product. Attend my LIVE event or do the Online version the choice is your. You can click HERE to learn about this fun class option. But you’ll want to hurry since RSVP ends on May 14th.

Maui here we come!

On a personal note I wanted to let you know that Larry and I are getting ready for the Stampin’ Up! Maui Incentive Trip. Since this is a very special trip and we haven’t had a real vacation in many years, we decided to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. Starting this Thursday I plan on having blog posts scheduled for you to enjoy while we are gone, and if everything works correctly you’ll see them like normal. My regular office hours will resume on May 26th. I will check email, but I won’t be able to respond as quickly as I normally would. Stay tuned – I will share on face book group and when here I return.

If you are interested in setting up a Facebook or book party to take advantage of the extra Host Benefits we can get you started tomorrow. Please let me know before the end of the day Wednesday. This way you can have your party ready to go after the first of June if you’d like to gather with friends.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Sweet Ice Cream (*158224)

Inks: Crumb Cake (120953/121029), Fresh Freesia (155611/155612), Evening Evergreen (155576/155577, and Polished Pink Classics Ink (155712/155713), Fresh Freesia (155518), Pale Papaya (155519), Polished Pink (155520) and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends (155517)

Paper: Soft Succulent (131297), Pale Papaya (155668), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Basic Border Dies (155558) and Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials (155567)

*Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (156244) 10% off until June 30th

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NEW Butterfly Brilliance Collection

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.

It’s a breath of spring with its wonderful colors and butterfly wings this Bundle is a sneak peak into our upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog.

For a limited time, you can also get the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper to coordinate with your Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. The Designer Series Paper includes bright tones and airy landscapes, perfect for these fluttery friends. One sheet even coordinates directly with the die so you can line it up and cut six butterflies at once!  

And did you know that large stamps work great with the Stamparatus! With my Getting Started with the Butterfly Brilliance Video Tutorial you can easily ink this image and stamp with nice, even pressure every time.

Check out my Getting Started Video with tips for making great images that you can cut out easily.

Want to learn more about this great new option and be one of the first to get products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog?

Check out this flyer for your convenience with all the information

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Oval Occasions Treat Holder Tutorial

Love quick and easy treats? I know I do – I love cute packaging that brings a smile to that special someone’s face. And the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 Designer Series Paper makes these treats quick and easy!

I whipped these up last week for my team’s Peak Princes event on Sunday. This event celebrates my teams accomplishments over the last 6 months, so this sentiment seemed perfect for it. I not only tucked in some chocolate, because who doesn’t love that? I also included their lanyard charm that I created with one of our embellishments too.

Check out just how quick and easy it is to make with just some score lines in my video tutorial so you can whip some up too!

Oval Occasions Treat Holder Video Tutorial

Oval Occasions Treat Holder Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Oval Occasions (154477)

Inks: Misty Moonlight Classic Ink (153118/153124)

Paper: Flowers for Every Season (152486), Misty Moonlight (153081), Bumblebee (153077), White Vellum Card stock (101856), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Double Oval Punch (154242), Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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