Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The 24 Hr. Flash Stamp Sale is Huge and It's On!


 It's Here! And It's Huge! Stampin' Up!'s 24 Hour Flash Sale is on until 10:59 pm PDT tonight and it's your chance to get 15% off a huge number of popular stamp sets! I've been on holidays and trying to get this information to you while on the road, as I only found out about it 2 days ago, but there is still lots of time to place your orders on my Online Store if you live in Canada.

Here's the scoop:







For those of you who prefer visual representations:
 








Some of my favourite stamp sets are included in here, like Nature's Beauty:



Whiskey Business:


Country Home:


Dandelion Wishes:


And several I'm hoping to get as well!

Want to know a secret? You could maximize this sale by taking advantage of the September Starter Kit Promotion and get more in your starter kit by using these sale priced stamp sets in your starter kit and getting more bang for your buck!


I'd love to have you join my team! To get your starter kit as part of my team click HERE and follow the prompts, or message me for more information.


If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu shopping from my Online Store.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Poinsettia Dies in Brayered Vellum


I've seen so many beautiful Christmas cards recently using the Poinsettia Dies that I just had to have another go at them. This time, I decided to use vellum and I wanted to add some colour to it, so I decided to get out my sponge brayers and add some Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink to one side of two different pieces of vellum. These are two of my favourite new In Colours this year and they did a great job with their vibrant tones. A pastel tone would be too washed out to add colour to vellum, because the vellum tones it down so much.

Let's take a closer look first, before I describe the process in more detail:



  • First I added colour to one side of two pieces of vellum using sponge brayers, one for the Magenta Madness and one for the Just Jade ink.
  • Once the vellum was covered evenly in the ink, I dried it using the Heat Tool, and then set it aside a bit to let it dry even more, otherwise it comes off on your fingers and makes a mess.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Magenta Madness on the top of the Whisper White panel and added it to the Just Jade card base.
  • I die cut, using the Poinsettia Dies, 1 large poinsettia flower with embossing plate, and 2 each of everything else: the medium poinsettia flower with embossing plate, the small embossing flower with embossing plate, small leaf with embossing plate, the large leaf with embossing plate and the berry sprig.
  • I die cut 4 of the teeny flowers. I heat embossed the berries twice using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Just Jade brayered vellum, then die cut them using the berry die cut.
  • I assembled everything using Liquid Multipurpose Glue, because Glue Dots won't work on the brayered surface of the vellum, unfortunately. I gently used the bone folder to shape the petals and leaves first. I then glued everything to the card front as shown using the Liquid Multipurpose Glue again.
  • I used either the Beaded Pearls embellishments or regular pearl jewels to add centers to the poinsettias.

If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Second August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Extension

second august 2020 paper pumpkin extension 1

This second example of an extension of the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, entitled World's Greatest, makes a great masculine card! This would be great for a male teacher, a son, a husband, brother or how about another hero like a male fire fighter on the front lines of all the West Coast fires in the US, or a paramedic. But I wouldn't mind this design either, as it's so cheery, so it would be great for any gender.


second august 2020 paper pumpkin extension 2

  • I started with Granny Apple Green cardstock as the base and that's what picks the project up and give it its cheery look!
  • On top of that I added another design of the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. This design has various shades of blue and green and ends up looking teal in the end, but it works well with both the Granny Apple Green and the Pacific Point ink and ribbon from the kit.
  • I had the award circle die cut from the kit and the small circle with You're the Best stamped on it as well as enough ribbon to make two tails for the award ribbon left over from the kit. I didn't have any gold foil left.
  • I die cut, from Gold Foil Sheets, a scallop circle using the Layering Circle dies, and from the Tasteful Label dies, two flags and a stitched scallop circle.
  • The flags were adhered on to the ribbons. 
  • I had to fussy cut the award circle ribbon topper so it wouldn't be too big for the die cut gold foil scallop circle. Then I glued it to the foil background. 
  • The ribbons attach to the back of this with some Seal+ adhesive. The smaller stitched gold foil scallop circle goes in the middle of the award circle ribbon topper and the small circle die cut goes in the middle of that.
  • This award ribbon is adhered to the top of the card and some of the sequins are added with a teeny drop of Liquid Multipurpose Glue each. The Take Your Pick Tool is great for doing this.
second august 2020 paper pumpkin extension 3

If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.


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Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50


**August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit - World's Greatest stamp set  - available through subscription only