Pleasant Pheasants-Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Alaska Blog HopWelcome to the August installment of Alaska Achievers Blog Hop where achieving Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together online to share our Incentive Trip highlights and Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog sneak peeks. I'm so glad you're here and hope you enjoy today's projects.  You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com, and the full list of blogs on this blog hop is at the bottom of my post.

The Alaska Incentive Trip was an absolute pleasure and delight at every single turn.  Each day brought time to connect and laugh with Stampin' Up! friends, time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Alaska with my wonderful husband of 40 years, and pillow gifts ie. spoiling gifts from Stampin' Up!

Oh, my.  It was a truly amazing time.  By the time we docked in Seattle at the end of the cruise, my cup was truly running over with joy and a deep sense of peace and contentment.

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Today's project is one I featured on my weekly Tuesday at 2 Facebook Live video.  You can catch see every week at facebook.com/sweetstamper.  My Live airs every Tuesday at 2PM CDT, and I would love for you to join us!

Pleasant Pheasants is one of the gorgeous new line-art rubberstamp sets in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018.  I used 2 items that are only available this month:  

  • Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies
  • Watercolor Pencils #2

Rich jewel tones of Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce are my card stock choices to complement my pheasants.  What do you think???

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 this month:)

Hop on over to the next blog on the hop for more Alaska Incentive Trip and Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018 Sneak Peeks! 


Blended Seasons Bundle-Fall Card

Remarkably Created Blog HopWelcome to the Remarkably Created Blog Hop where Stampin' Up! demonstrators, enjoying business training with the amazing leader Janet Wakeland, have teamed up to bring you creative inspiration using Blended Seasons Bundle.  If you follow my blog at all, you know that I've been sharing this fabulous bundle all month here, here, and here.

I've definitely been in a fall mood whilst creating, and today's card centers on the falling leaves stamped image and leaf dies.  Stampin' Up! has unparalleled product coordination, taking the guess work out of creativity and making our projects look awesome with fun vs frustration.  Blended Seasons Bundle is a perfect example of Stampin' Up! product coordination.

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Blended Seasons Free GiftI love how the stitched label dies layer together.  And look how the die makes the stitching even on the heavier Watercolor Paper!  Blended Seasons Bundle is truly a must-have for your crafting stash.  Treat yourself to these awesome creative goodies!
 
 
 
 
 
For today's card, I chose a simple fall color combination:
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Quick tip:  When using an aqua painter, allow one color to dry on the paper before adding another color.  This allows you to have separate colors.  Otherwise they all combine to form the color of mud! 
 
Al Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, head over to my online store and treat yourself to some creative goodies.  Be sure to use host code JRZWHY7S to receive my free gifts this month:  20-card tutorial using Blended Seasons when you purchase the bundle + an embellishment assortment (all from me) and $5 coupons with every $50 you spend from Stampin' Up!.  That's a lot of free!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back tomorrow with more creative inspiration, so please come back.  In the meantime, head on over to the next blog on the blog hop--Leonie Schroder--and you will see another great Blended Seasons Bundle project!
 

Very Vintage Host Stamp Set

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I am loving the host stamp sets in this year's Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and today's card features Very Vintage host stamp set in an elegant card.  Host stamp sets are exclusive sets you can only access with an order of $150 or more.  That can be your own order or a combination of orders from friends.  An order of $150 generates $15 in free host dollars.  That is what you use to purchase host stamp sets--which are priced very low as an additional reward for large orders.

Quick and easy cards can still be elegant as shown here.  Elements like vellum, rhinestones, and tulle ribbon combine with the lush Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and a deep, rich color palette to deliver understated elegance.

I created this card for my monthly free card class in San Antonio.  Sip & Stamp happens on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the lovely Garden Tea Lounge which is at the back of Craftiques Mall.  That means you can do some really fun shopping after you make a card with us!  RSVP now.  (When you RSVP, there's a link to the map for Garden Tea Lounge.)

We meet this week, so if you are looking for rubberstamps in San Antonio, join us for my free card class where we make a single card and share creativity and chatter in just one hour.  I like to think of Sip & Stamp as a bit of creative respite in the middle of the work week:)

veryvintagehostsetstampinupcandyrattrayThanks 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 this month:)

RSVP now for Sip & Stamp free card class!




Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies Christmas Card Idea

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I just finished my first Christmas Card Class of the season and had so much fun creating designs using Mistletoe Seasons stamp set.  For today's share, I paired it with the smallest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies.  

Let me point out just a few things about my card:

1.  Although Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Papers features Real Red and Old Olive, I brightened things up a bit by using Lemon Lime Twist for my card base and Poppy Parade for my focal point label.  I love these bright colors and am so happy about the way they blend with the DSP.

2.  I have a wee bit of a "fancy fold" in that the top of the card opens up about 3/4 of the way down.  

3.  The elements from Stitched Seasons are the tag focal point as well as that sweet gold foil bow.  I love both die cuts!  Look at the stitching on that label--it adds a great bit of texture and interest.

 

That's it for today as it's a busy week, and I need to quit yakking!  LOL!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  And remember, I have a great Free Gift with Purchase of $50 offer this month--see below for details.

 

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Blended Seasons Free Tutorials Gift--20 Projects!

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Yesterday I shared about the fabulous new Blended Seasons Bundle.  I have a really outstanding gift for you when you purchase the bundle with me this month:  20 FREE project tutorials.  I'm part of a Stampin' Up! Leaders Co-Op Group where top achievers produce tutorials and share with one another.  I have TWENTY for you--absolutely free.  One of those tutorials is my own, and it is for the handmade card I featured yesterday here on my blog. 

But wait, there's more!!!! LOL!  Use the hostess code JRZWHY7S and you will also 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 a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.

For today's fall card, I went for an all neutrals color palette with just a touch of So Saffron.  

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  1. For this card, I used a 4" x 3" piece of Soft Suede, ran it through the Big Shot with the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit Die creating a window.  I sponged the outside of the piece as well as along the stitched window.  That gave my window a rich look.  
  2. Then I took a 4" x 3" piece of Whisper White and tucked it behind the frame for a reference point on where to position the words.  I stamped the words in Soft Suede and then removed the window and random stamped the wheat sheafs.  
  3. I stamped one and then kept going without re-inking the stamp.  I colored in the wheat with So Saffron and Crumb Cake markers and then adhered the frame directly over the Whisper White card stock and popped that up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Quick and easy but pretty!

I hope you're falling in love with Blended Seasons Bundle like I have.  I have so many free goodies you can get this month when you purchase it, so it's a win-win!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Don't forget to use host code JRZWHY7S when placing your Stampin' Up! order to get my freebies!