Dashing Along Designer Series Paper--Free in September!


dashingalongdesignerseriespapercandyrattrayThe Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog launched yesterday, and I'm so excited!  I did a Facebook Live yesterday with a Holiday Catalog Tour & Samples Showcase to celebrate and loved sharing it in depth.  You can see that here.  Today's handmade card share combines some awesome new Holiday Catalog items--including Sincerely Santa rubberstamp set--with the fantastic Host Promotion from Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP is a set of 12 sheets of double-sided paper, 4 each of 3 designs.  During the holidays more than ever, we are oftentimes making multiples of our projects.  Having 4 of each design helps us make that happen with ease. 

I used 2 of these lovely patterns in this handmade Christmas card which was my swap for this month's team meeting.  I love the color palette!  Sincerely Santa rubberstamp set was the perfect set for my first creative play with Dashing Along DSP.

 

dashingalongdspsincerelysantastampinupcandyrattrayLet me point out just a few things in today's handmade Christmas card:

  • I combined a circle from Stitched Frames with the little end of the light bulb from the new Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to make my ornament.  Quick, easy, and totally customizable!
  • Sponging Mint Macaron ink around the edges of the Mint Macaron card stock in my ornament really makes it pop.
  • The Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets are the little embellishments I added.  Here I used the clear ones for plenty of shine.  They are totally round--not faceted like rhinestones.  In addition, they are larger than our rhinestones.

 

That's it for today.  Please note my Host Code Rewards for this month.  As always, all Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.

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  • $50 order:  12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease.  
  • $75 order:  Chicken Wire Elements + 12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease. 
  • $100 order:  Grab bag of goodies from my Studio + Chicken Wire Elements
    12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease. 

 


Painted Glass Rubberstamp Set

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Painted Glass rubberstamp set is a truly gorgeous set with dressy, classic fonts.  I would buy it just for the greetings!  But the images are equally gorgeous.  And although there are some really flash coordinating dies, for today's card I used the Painted Glass rubberstamp set alone and paired it with the coordinating Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  This is where Stampin' Up! excels and exceeds everyone else in the paper crafting industry:  product coordination.  When you have rubberstamps, dies, and papers that are equally gorgeous and work together effortlessly, you are going to be Number One in the industry!  

I created this card for a Training Event aka Stamp Camp in San Antonio when the new Stampin' Up! catalog launched in June.  I have another one of those events to kick off the Holiday Catalog on September 15th.  Read all about it here and prepare to join me in making 16 different cards with brand new stamps and supplies!  If you don't live nearby, there is a class to go option just for you:)

Let me point out just a few things in today's Painted Glass rubberstamp set card:

1)  This is my color combo.  Blackberry Bliss is a rich, super deep, inky purple.  But my flowers are light and airy, so I offset the depth of Blackberry Bliss with two soft, subtle colors.

Color Combo-Painted Glass

2)  When you back the Graceful Class Designer Vellum with Whisper White Card Stock, it makes the colors really pop.  If you want a softer look, leave off the white card stock or use a light colored card stock.

3)  I'm used to using our regular rhinestones in multiples.  I typically scatter them around.  More rhinestones brings more bling!  For today's Painted Glass rubberstamp card, I used just one of the new Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems and it is enough!  These Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems look like actual gems.  Just one is enough!  There are several shapes to choose from as shown, and I love the soft pink shade.  Don't they look like real gems, just waiting to be set into earrings, rings, and other jewelry pieces??!!! Petal Pink Gems

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out my upcoming Holiday Catalog Training Event.  There's a Class to Go option for those who don't live locally, so you can get in on all the Holiday Catalog goodness right from your home!

 

 

 

 


Enjoy Life Scrapbook Pages--Kick Butt!

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My rubberstamp club in San Antonio meets each month, and members can make scrapbook pages or cards.  Today's share is the August 12 x 12 scrapbook layout for the scrapbookers.  The colors, derived from the bold and modern Best Route Designer Series Paper, are clear and clean.  That dictated the rest of the 12 x 12 layout with regard to elements and embellishments.  It's a little outside my normal, but I like challenging myself!  

Although Enjoy Life stamp set is not the one from the Best Route Suite, it coordinates beautifully IMHO.  I love all the sayings in this must-have stamp set. "Wake up, kick butt, repeat" fits so many projects!

My scrapbook style is like my card-making style:  quick and easy!  Let me point out just a few things in my Enjoy Life Scrapbook Pages that make them come together in just minutes with plenty of modern style:

  • I balanced bold squares and rectangles with the beautiful Stitched Seasons tags, layered, for a bit of welcome roundedness.  Stitched Seasons framelit dies are perfect for scrapbooking.  My other curvy element is the cloud image.  I used just a  few.
  • Titles don't have to be large when scrapbooking.  I adore the "Wake up, kick butt, repeat" words in Enjoy Life.  By putting them at the top of my 12 x 12 layout, the theme of my pages is clear, but it doesn't dominate.
  • I'm not sure if it shows up in my photo, but the navy blue squares are actually Best Route Designer Series Paper--not Night of Navy Card Stock.  They have a subtle pattern and make for a really nice element that holds up well with repetition.

That's it for today.  If you are looking for a place to scrapbook in San Antonio, check out the details of my rubberstamp club in San Antonio.  Membership is open, and we would love to have you join us!

 

As always, all Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50:  Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies this month:)  Also remember that Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are available in August only!

 

 


Animal Outing Rubberstamp Set-Cute Giraffes!

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At my recent Bingo Night, we made 3 cards using the adorable Animal Outing rubberstamp set.  The line art images are SUPER cute and versatile, and you can color them in just seconds--literally!  Look at those giraffes--are they not adorable??!!!

My Bingo Night guests all received a swag bag including:

  1. Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
  2. 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons
  3. Mini Glue Dots

We used all 3 items on our cards that night.  On today's card, notice the little flower with a heart center.  I LOVE these little In Color Flower Buttons--they are small and super flat.  That makes them easy to use and easy to mail:)  The heart center comes from Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  That tiny heart is the perfect size to sit atop my little flower button:)

The little branch element at the bottom of my giraffes is from Stitched Seasons frame lit dies. In addition to gorgeous, must-have frames, there are several very versatile dies like this little branch.

The lovely, whimsical art work in the Animal Outing rubber-stamps makes them a natural for 

  • kids cards
  • cards for the young at heart
  • both masculine and feminine designs

They are guaranteed to elicit smiles, and isn't that a major aim when we send "happy mail"?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50:

Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies from me this month:)

 

 


Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Shares

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The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018 will launch on September 5th, and I can guarantee that you are going to love it!  When I was on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska, they gave us a LOT of product gifts.   My heart  was so happy!  When I got on the plane to come home, I made my Holiday Catalog Wish List and was a little surprised to have 4 pages!  LOL!  Trust me, your list will be long, too!  

Let me help you get a little of all the papers, ribbons, and embellishments without breaking the bank.  Then you can use the rest of your crafting budget on stamps, punches, and dies:)

 

 

I have 5 different Sweet Stamper Holiday                        Catalog Product Shares:

Holiday Catalog DSP Share

Holiday Catalog Fancy Paper Share

Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share

Holiday Catalog Embellishment Share

I Want it ALL!  Includes all 4 shares!

 

Complete details are here.