Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Christmas Season Bundle for the August Newsletter Tutorial

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 One of the more versatile suites in the new Jul/Dec Mini Catalogue, that will be open for shopping starting Aug. 3, is the *Painted Christmas Suite, which features images that look hand painted, both stamped images and Designer Series Paper. This suite has two bundles that go with it and will really give you all you need to make some awesome Christmas greeting cards this year.

*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021

This sample that I'm showing you happens to be one that I designed for a team swap event that I organized for my downline, and I will show you the samples that I received from them when I get them all. I'm excitedly checking the mail daily!

But I decided that this would be great as a newsletter photo tutorial as well. If you subscribe to my free monthly newsletter then you will get a free link to a step-by-step tutorial, illustrated with clear photos, plus a list of materials and tools used with measurements, for this card. To make sure you don't miss this tutorial, scroll down to the bottom of this page, fill in your name and email address in the form and hit submit to join my email list. I usually send out only 1 email a month. It is also very easy to unsubscribe from my list if you choose to.

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  • Without giving too much away, you're seeing the *Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper in its hand painted splendour on the card front along with some die cut foliage from the Brushed Silver Foil from the *Silver Foil Specialty Pack.
  • There are various stamped and die cut elements on the circle panel on the front. They are from the *Christmas Season bundle.
  • The sentiment is from the *Christmas to Remember bundle.
*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021
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There are only 4 more days, including today, to take advantage of this Designer Series Paper Promotion, and get 15% off some of the beautiful DSP in the Annual Catalogue. It's such a great time to stock up! Don't MISS OUT! Send your order to me or shop anytime at my Online Store.

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My picks? Hand Penned, Tidings of Christmas, and In Good Taste!


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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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*Christmas Season Bundle, *Christmas to Remember Bundle, *Painted Christmas 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, *Silver Foil Specialty Pack

*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

A Little Smile Card Kit from Stampin' Up!'s Kit Collection

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 Today I wanted to feature another one of the kits from Stampin' Up!'s new Kit Collections, to show you just how much fun stamping can be and to let you know about a new kind of class that I will be having this month.

These cards will be featured in my Monday Morning Facebook Live video on my Playing with Papercrafting Business page this morning at 11 am PDT, so please join me then to learn more about this kit, the Kits Collection in general and about my new class coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 17th. I will post a replay of my Facebook Live here later in the day.

           

These kits are meant to be completed as they are and they are great for any kind of stamper, but especially for someone who is just starting out. They are easy, you don't need a whole lot of equipment, they are all inclusive, they focus on the basics and heck, they are just fun and give you a great looking result!

There are two types: Non-stamping for $16.25, which just requires assembly and the stamping required kits which are $26.00. Both are really affordable though. The one I will be showing you today is one of the stamping required kits called A Little Smile and it has a tropical beach theme!

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 With this kit you make 8 small note cards with envelopes and there is even a cute pouch to store them in! Clear printed directions are included and all the elements that you see in the cards above. Plus you get a stamp set with some cool stamps on it that you can keep for other projects and a Coastal Cabana ink spot that you can also save to use again.

Tune in this morning at 11 am to watch the live video or watch the replay either on Facebook or here.


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Whether you are just a beginner to stamping or a seasoned veteran and avid stamper, you might be interested in a new, relaxed kind of class I will be starting on Tuesday, Aug. 17th. This Kits Class is focussed on the experience of crafting together and forming community, rather than on learning new techniques and tools. If you want to belong to a fun, caring group of people who get to know each other while crafting together, then this is the class for you! The way it works is that you purchase the kit of your choice prior to the class either from my Online Store or let me know so that I can place the order for you. On the night of the class, we meet via Zoom (and eventually, maybe in person) and assemble our kits while we enjoy the fellowship. I am available, while assembling my own kit, to provide guidance and answer questions. 

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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, July 23, 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers with As You See It Challenge #255

 

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Wait! What?? It's time again for As You See It Challenges? Impossible! Didn't we just do that last week? I guess not because it's time for the next Colour Challenge and this week we have one that will make you go looking for a pumpkin spice latte and have you pull all your sweaters out of the closet! Check out the Challenge Banner for As You See It Challenge #255 - Autumn Warmth:

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Am I right? Aren't these delicious colours?

I decided to do something with sunflowers - still summer, but definitely fall colours, and I wanted to use that older stamp set again, just to remind you of the beautiful sets we have in the Annual Catalogue that have been carried over from the past year or two.

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  • To be honest, I had a whole different concept for this card at first, but it just didn't turn out the way it looked in my head, so I had to start again with something a little cleaner and with smaller images.
  • The small sunflower images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Stampin' Blends Markers in Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody instead of Crushed Curry. The leaves were watercoloured with a Blender Pen in Garden Green ink.
  • They were die cut with the Sunflowers Dies, along with some grasses in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and mounted on a piece of Basic White cardstock that had been stamped with the sentiment and embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • The Cajun Craze card base is layered with a Crushed Curry layer as well.
  • The final touch was some of the *Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots that will be available on Aug. 3 from the July/Dec Mini Catalogue.
*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021
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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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Blender Pens
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$16.25

*Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Happy Birthday with Seashells and Blended Alcohol Ink

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 I'm not ready to stop making seashell and coastal themed cards! It is summer after all and this is my favourite theme! This time I wanted to explore more with Alcohol Ink blending techniques on vellum so I made this wonderful background design with it, then promptly covered it up with my seaweed and seashells and lighthouse. Oh, well, it was so much fun, I know I'll be doing some more of them.

I used the Friends are Like Seashells and the Sailing Home stamp set and their coordinating die sets to create all the wonderful seaside accessories added to the card front.


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  • On the Bermuda Bay card base I added a piece of DSP from the Bloom Where You're Planted series, which has a rough, sand-like look to it.
  • On a piece of vellum, 3 3/4" x 5", I added some Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Marker Ink and with a paint brush, lightly added some 99% isopropyl alcohol to it. I let it work then dried it with the lowest setting on the heat tool. When dry I added more ink, beside it or over it, added more alcohol, usually less and dried it again. 
  • I also added some Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker Ink beside it and gave it the same alcohol and drying treatment until I had a background shape and texture I liked.
  • I masked the bottom line of the two lined Happy Birthday sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set and inked it up with a permanent black ink. I prefer using our old Basic Black Archival, which I still have refills for, but StazOn ink will also work as long as you wipe it off right away from your photopolymer stamps. If it remains on any length of time it will stain your stamp and you can't use the StazOn remover to take it off because it will damage the photopolymer material.
  • I stamped the seashells and the lighthouse on Sahara Sand cardstock in Soft Suede ink and coloured them when needed with Stampin' Blends.
  • The seaweed was die cut with Just Jade and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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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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