This week on Facebook I shared 7 samples using the Love What You Do Stamp Set and the coordinating Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. We can get stuck thinking of ideas and ways to use a stamp set so I wanted to focus on it and share some samples. Also, with the Holiday Catalog in your hands now (if not, let me know) and another order due on my porch tomorrow (Yeah!), I will likely start focusing on Fall and then holidays so I don’t want to forget the wonderful products in our Annual Catalog.
Day 7 of Love What You Do Stamp Set featured a special card created by Kay Corredato for my birthday yesterday. It is lovely!
Kay mentioned she saw the card and another on Pinterest and changed it up to make it her own. Like many of us do! Creating is easy! As we move through the new product and Holiday Season I would love to share your creations too!!
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. – Steve Jobs
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Repeating Pattern Techniques are an easy way to create wreaths and elegant designs on cards. Using stamping tools like Stampin’Up!’s Stamparatus or the MISTI help with precision alignment. Using square pieces of cardstock create a wreath or circle appearance. In my card sample, I wanted to use my typical layering size pieces of cardstock so it created more of an elongated design. Do what make you happy! There is no right or wrong.
I also received the new bundle of Blended Seasons and Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies earlier this month. These are pre-order items for demonstrators in July and will be available for you to order August 1.
This is just a practice image, I didn’t create a card. I wanted to try the largest stitched die (love it!) and stamped the largest flower image. I used Stampin’ Blender markers on the pink flowers (my attempt to represent the beautiful little Proven Winner Superbells I have in a pot on the patio). I also used the markers for the various greens on the leaves. I used the Gorgeous Grape from the new Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen to smooth out the pencil lines. I stamped a leaf branch in Flirty Flamingo on Flirty Flamingo Cardstock.
It is going to be a fun set for Fall and Winter!
Speaking of Fall and Winter – can you believe it, the Holiday Catalog will be available to demonstrators this next week. I’ve seen some sneak peeks from demonstrators on the Alaskan Incentive Cruise, Holidays are never a disappointment with Stampin’Up! We’ll be able to order August 1 and customers September 1. Fall is my season, so I am really looking forward to it!
Join my team, there isn’t a better time than right now, new demonstrators (besides getting all the early perks and peeks like I do) will receive a free assortment of 10 Classic Stampin’ Pads along with the “regular” starter package of $125 product for $99 and free shipping. The free colors are from the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and 2017-2019 In Colors. What a great way to build your stamp pad assortment! But you must join by July 31 to take advantage of this offer.
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Create Joy! Deena
Happy Independence Day to all who are receiving this in email or viewing the post on my website. I hope you had a marvelous day. We celebrate our independence and no matter how much we disagree or have opposing views, the fact is that we can have them. We can have civil (well, most of us!) discussions and debates, and are all free to believe what we choose. Men and women have fought to protect that right and there are men and women who continue to fight to defend that freedom (my nephew included!). I am forever grateful that my grandparents were immigrants to the US!
In honor of that celebration, I created this card today (on the 4th, some of you are seeing this on Thursday, the 5th via email). A fellow demonstrator saw the card, or something similar, on Pinterest and shared it. I’ve seen a couple of versions so far. We all see ideas, share our creations and then change it slightly based on our style or personality.
The card uses the Waterfront stamp set and the Celebrate framelit in silver glimmer paper. I also added a star and then used pearl embellishments instead of embossing stars or using silver glitter.
I have a personal update before I share some Stampin’Up! news for July. I am going to continue to post cards and updates on this blog, Facebook and Instagram. Facebook and Instagram are the easiest and I love to post there! I mentioned once before that I was trying to find a difference between email newsletters and my blog posts. So after this blog post in email, I am going to turn off the connection to the email. You have the link from the email, so check in weekly and you will see the new blog posts. I am working on ideas for my stamping, journaling and newsletters so if you stay on my list, you will see new items when I am ready to send them. I hope you will follow along all these places.
July Special Promotion – Designer Series Paper
What a great time to buy some of our new DSP. Buy three and get one free (equal or lesser value on the list). Check out this link to see the DSP listed below. I know you will love them!
New Stampin’ Blends Colors Are Here!
I placed an order for most of the new colors last week, I can’t wait to try them. I’ll get the rest this month. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flower and leaves on this card. I saw a technique by an artist for another company on Facebook last night that I thought was so pretty and very easy! She simply stamped a flower image and then outlined the stamp vs. coloring it with watercolor pencils or blending tools. I used the flower image from Petal Palette stamp set because of the dark bold lines. I like the way it turned out but I would like to order other flower images and try again.
Stay tuned later this month a new stamp set and framelit bundle was made available to demonstrators on the 1st. (Of course I ordered it!) Customers will be able to pre-order, while supplies last, in August. So far Stampin’Up! is only saying the stamp set might carry over to a catalog. It will be great for general sentiments as well as Fall and Holiday greetings. I will share details as soon as I receive the bundle.
Another card in honor of the 4th that I created for my nephew, the stamp is by Tim Holtz.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Stampin’Up! designed the June Paper Pumpkin to create interest in one of the new stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. Broadway Star & Broadway Bound are meant to coordinate, so if you ordered and liked what was in the June kit, you could continue with Broadway crafting by ordering the Broadway Bound Suite. I ordered the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper during our pre-order month and used one of the designs on my card post on June 7 but wasn’t sure about ordering the Suite. Using the Paper Pumpkin kit to make my first card, I think the Suite is now on my wish list. Really cute!
Once again, I did not follow instructions making this card. It’s not that I was opposed to the card, I used the design. But there was a white adhesive tag in the kit and we were supposed to use the TINY little star pattern to stamp all over the white tag. Not Happening! My compulsive and perfectionist nature would make me crazy trying to line up all those little stars. And after a long day at work, seriously, not happening!
So I used some one of the designs of the DSP and cut the paper the size of the tag, adhered the paper to the tag and then adhered the tag to the card base. You can see what it was supposed to look like in the pictures below. I like mine too!
I didn’t use the Broadway Bound Suite, except for the Designer Series Paper on my version of the Paper Pumpkin card but I will post the suite items here in the event that you don’t have a catalog.
I think the Paper Pumpkin kit and the Broadway Bound Suite are great for birthdays but could also be used for graduation or general congratulations. If you get this or any suite in the new catalog, please visit my Facebook page, (a quick way to find the page is @deenastamps) and share ideas. I would love to see posts from all of you on my page!
Another day, another destiny. – Les Miserables
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The Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies are really interesting and versatile as you will see in the video by Stampin’Up! But they are probably not a Stamp Set and Edgelit set that I am going to order. So I thought I would share a video on the different ways you can use them. I like all the different options that Tanner shows us but not every set stands out as one that I feel I have to purchase. But I feel my job as your demonstrator is to show you items that might excite you, even if they don’t me.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube!
I really appreciate the videos that Stampin’ Up! produces to help us learn about products that we might not find interesting in the catalog but then when we see them used, we are surprised.
Another video regarding the Graceful Glass Suite of products may help me get inspired to use those products. I saw all the wonderful cards made at OnStage, ordered the whole suite of stamps, framelits, specialty vellum Designer Series Paper and haven’t been motivated to use it. I’ll try to get one made in June for my 30 day card challenge!
almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. – Anne Lamott, American novelist
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The Share What You Love Suite of products by Stampin’ Up! is a wonderful suite celebrating Stampin’Up, 30 years of stamping and sharing what we love to do. You may recall during May this was a pre-order suite with a lovely stamp with our “Statement of the Heart”. While that stamp is no longer available, the rest of the suite is amazing. You can find all of the product details on pages 176-178 of the catalog and I will post the products I used for my card below. Instead of a quote today, I’ll share our Statement of the Heart.
I created another Thank You card, I use a lot of them, but this card would be great with Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Friendship, Hello and so much more. The Specialty Designer Series Paper has a beautiful finish and glam to it that isn’t reflected in the picture. I would highly recommend this DSP!
The Thank You sentiment from the stamp set is a pretty font and I wanted to use it but I didn’t have a square or oblong framelit that the Thank You would fit in. I have ovals large enough but I wanted the contrast of a recentangle. So I simply trimmed the edges close to the sentiment and then used the new Detailed Trio punch to round my edges. Then I added a bit of Mint Macaron to the edges. I love the way the card turned out. You will definitely see a lot more of this suite!
Stampin’Up! Statement of the Heart
TO LOVE what we do and
SHARE what we love as we help others
ENJOY creativity and worthwhile accomplishments.
In this we make a DIFFERENCE.
Create Joy! Deena