Hey there and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November! Our theme this month is Foil, Foil, Foil! Everyone on the hop is using foil sheets, designer paper, snowflakes, etc, in their projects! I can't wait to see what everyone is creating!
For my project this month I used Merry Little Labels and Snowflake Sentiments stamps with Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper to create this:
Starting with a Marina Mist card base, I layered on two different prints from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, followed by a gold snowflake from the Foil Snowflakes pack.
I heat embossed an image from the Merry Little Labels stamp set with gold powder on Whisper White, then punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.
I wrapped Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon 6 times around the span of my fingers, then tied the center with another piece of the same ribbon to create a bow I adhered with a glue dot.
Inside I layered another piece of Year of Cheer Specialty, then added a white layer I heat embossed a Snowflake Sentiment phrase with gold powder.
Now it's time to travel on to Rachel Yurkanin's blog to see her foil creation!
Or hop back to Laura Milligan's blog to see what she did with the Foil, Foil, Foil theme!
Hey there! Yesterday there was a big announcement from Stampin' Up! about a new stamping tool you can pre-order NOW!
It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Experience new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Here are the product details!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber (clear, but not wood-mount) and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas (on the bottom of the tool)
Non-skid “feet” to help keep the Stamparatus from moving while you are stamping.
Retail Price–$49.00 US
Check out this video from Stampin' Up! that will give you a good look at the Stamparatus and what it can do!
Contact me TODAY to reserve your Stamparatus! I can reserve one for you during the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. This is a new product with a new way to begin to determine the supply need. This initial preorder offering is "while supplies last". This tool will be offered in later publications, but you will want to have me reserve one for you NOW so you can start playing and using it as as it ships in February 2018!
YOU PAY NO MONEY NOW, you will pay in 2018 during Sale-a-bration when you can also earn a FREE Sale-a-bration set with a $50 order!
Note: I've seen the Stamparatus in action at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live in Salt Lake City last week and it is EVERYTHING they say it is AND MORE!
Here are more graphics to help you see what you will be getting when you reserve the Stamparatus today!
NOTE: For some reason there is a lot of space between paragraphs and pictures in this post. Just keep scrolling to see it all!
The Stamparatus consists of:
A 7" x 7" base with a grid under clear acrylic. It is hinged on two sides only, leaving the remaining two sides open to allow you to stamp on any size paper you wish.Two clear stamping plates also have a grid on them. Clean these only with Stampin' Mist or baby wipes. Anything stronger (like alcohol) can damage the grid linesA gray foam mat is for stamping with photopolymer stamps and is removable when stamping with red rubber clear-mount images.Two STRONG bar magnets. Do not allow these magnets near each other as they can break when snapping themselves together and are really hard to pry apart.
The hinged stamping plates are removable and reversible, allowing you to stamp with at least four different images over and over.
The bar magnets have handy storage "cubbies" on the bottom of the Stamparatus, as well as four non-skid "feet" to help the Stampapratus to remain stationary as you stamp.
Click on this gif image to see the Stamparatus in action!
While you wait for the Stamparatus to arrive, there's still plenty of fun stamps, dies, punches, and embellishments in the Holiday and Annual Catalogs. Use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStam
If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.
That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
Hey there! Despite a flight delay in Houston we did arrive home before midnight last night. While the beds at the Hilton were comfy, it was even better to sleep in my own bed! Today will be a day of unpacking, catching up on laundry, and all of those little things that are left undone while the mom is on a trip! If I ever start to feel superfluous, all I have to do is go away for a few days and I'm reminded that I am when I return! lol!
I have a lot of swaps and ideas to share, but I still have a couple of "fresh" creations to share before I do. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created with the Quilted Christmas suite in the Holiday Catalog and the Cat Punch!
It's an easel card (love that fold!) created with Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Quilted Christmas 6" x6" Designer Series Paper!
This print from the Christmas Quilt Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create this "quilted" card. I simply cut out one of the quilt squares from the sheet, adhered to a mat of Real Red and then on of Whisper White, then embossed all of it with the Quilt Top Textured Impression Embossing Folder. I created the center embellishment with a die from the Card Front Builder Thinlets, Carols of Christmas stamps, and a Pearl Basic Jewel I colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.
Hello Kitty! I punched a Crumb Cake kitty with the Cat Punch, then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink for a Siamese look. I added 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon and a greeting from Merry Cafe' punched with the Classic Label Punch.
The easel "stop" is created with the Pretty Label Punch, stamped with another word from Merry Cafe'.
Inside sentiment is from Christmas Quilt.
This card is on my class agenda later this week, so I will be posting the handout/tutorial later this week too!
Hey there! I'm flying home today from the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live in Salt Lake City today, but I scheduled this blog post last night so you would still have new swaps to see!
Today I have another collection of fall-themed swaps that are really good ones!
First, Jan Rodrian used a Sponge Brayer to expertly blend So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze for this amazing fall card created with the Colorful Seasons bundle.
Next, Tamie Ackerson combined the Eclipse and Baby Wipe techniques for her card with the Colorful Seasons and Painted Harvest stamp sets. She cut the letters for "FALL" with the Large Letters Thinlets dies.
Susie Wood used the Masking Tape technique with Gourd Goodness and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets for a lovely thank-you card. The Seaside Textured Impressions folder provides texture and Gold Faceted Gems add sparkle.
Ruth Ann Lilley used the Polished Stone technique on a layer of glossy card stock before stamping over it with the Painted Harvest stamp set. The Label Me Pretty set and Pretty Label Punch created the greeting.
Karen Kurz heat-embossed a Thankful Thoughts greeting with gold powder then layered over Painted Autumn Designer Paper and leaves punched with the Leaf Punch.
Finally, Deb MaCahan used the Tarnished Foil technique with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. She used gold, silver, and copper embossing powders to get this look. She then layered over a strip of Crumb Cake she had stamped with the Tree Rings background.
Hey there! We experienced another fantastic day at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live in Salt Lake City yesterday. I can hardly wait to share everything with you! You won't have to wait long, the curfew will be lifted next week!
While my head has been swimming in Spring with the Occasions Catalog, I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I created this card for a hostess' Stamp-a-Stack. She wanted to learn how to stamp on the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder so the image appears to be behind the trees. I created this card with the Woodland Folder and the Season Like Christmas set.
I stamped on the negative side of the Woodland folder with a Season Like Christmas tree with Tranquil Tide ink before inserting the white layer and cranking through the Big Shot.
I used a sponge dauber to add Smoky Slate ink to the trunks and branches.
I heat-embossed a Merry Mistletoe greeting with white Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Tranquil Tide card stock. I cut one end into banner tips before adhering to the card front with dimensionals.
I cut two snowflakes with a four-point Snowflake Sentiment thinlet, then glue-dotted then together to create an 8-point Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer snowflake. I added a single rhinestone to the center.
Inside I stamped another Season Like Christmas phrase with Tranquil Tide ink, sponged the edges with Smoky Slate ink, and then stamped a couple more trees, stamping the lighter one without re-inking the image.
Hey there! The first day of OnStage Live in SLC was absolutely fabulous! I am blown away by the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs! I can't share any of it with you yet because there are "spoiler" rules, but trust me, you're gonna love all of it!
What I can share with you is this adorable box I created with the Envelope Punch Board. I used a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Susan Campfield to create this trio of Christmas treat boxes:
Each of these boxes were created from one 6" x 6" piece of Christmas Quilt Designer Series Paper using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect to hold a handful of your fav chocolate! (mine is Rolo's)
Snowflake Sentiments stamped with Real Red ink and punched with the 2" Circle Punch. I punched Garden Green with the Starburst Punch to peek out behind them. A teeny-tiny star from the Hearts & Stars Elements adds a little homespun touch.
I attached a Stitched Felt Embellishment to a Gold Binder Clip with Stampin' Dimensionals for the closure.
There are three different Stitched Felt Embellishments in the pack.
I love this Snowflake Sentiments sentiment! lol!
With 24 different designs in the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack, the possibilities are nearly endless!
With the tutorial I used, I had the option of folding the side flaps inside the box or leaving them on the outside for contrast.
Hearts & Stars Elements also have teeny-tiny hearts!
Hey there! Let me start by apologizing for no post yesterday. Pretty much all day I was traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live. We will get to see the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalogs that start in January 2018, and we will get to play with some of the products too! We flew to Salt Lake City yesterday (with a layover in Dallas), had a yummy supper at Olive Garden, and then went to bed super early. Relaxing is a golden commodity; I'm soaking it up!
The card I'm sharing with you today is another I created for the November Creative Crew Challenges. This was the second project for the Sketch Challenge. I used Hearts Come Home and the Softy Falling Textured Impressions Folder:
Here is the sketch. We were to create a tag or a tag to go on a card front.
I just received the Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack in my last class order. Now I can't figure out why I waited so long to get this trim! A roll of Real Red and a roll of Silver. I used just a little bit to tie off the 1/8" Gold Ribbon on the top of the tag.
Speaking of the top of the tag, I used a thinlet from the Hometown Greeting Edgelits (you can bundle these with the Hearts Come Home set to save 10%!) to cut the top of the 2" wide tag.
I love the softly scalloped look of the tag top, and the tiny heart left over I also used on the card!
I stamped the Santa's sleigh with Smoky Slate and the stars with Marina Mist.
There's the tiny heart!
Everything I used for this card is from the Hearts Come Home Bundle!
If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA and the supply list below to receive a thank you gift from me when you place your order in my online store:http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps
Hey there! Today I am heading to Springfield, IL with my oldest daughter for her son, Cohen's, field trip to the Lincoln Museum, Tomb, Home, and the State Capitol Building! I'm "taking the day off" from everything. How often do we get to do that?
Today I'm sharing with you another card I created for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers.com. This challenge was an inspiration challenge. Let me show you my card and then I'll show you the inspiration piece. I used the Hearts Come Home set with Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits, embossing the white background with the Winter Wonder Textured Impression folder.
I love this little Real Red/Soft Suede house! So cozy! The smoke stamp in this set is so easy to stamp coming right up out of the chimney too!
I added a single Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of the embossed snowflake. I tried coloring a pearl with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker, but it was just too much. I liked the softness of no color for the background best.
I inked the house and the greeting with Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers.
Another cozy house and Hearts Come Home sentiment for the inside:
Hey there and happy Monday! Today I have another card I created for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers for their November Challenge. Today's challenge is a color challenge. We were to take these colors and translate them into a Christmas card:
My first job was to translate the above colors into Stampin' Up! colors, so I chose these five Stampin' Up! colors to match:
Hey there! It's time again for Sunday Swap Day! yay!
Ruth Ann Lilley combined the Carols of Christmas set with Be Merry Designer Paper for a CAS (and quick) card:
Another creator used a Christmas Quilt sentiment with Be Merry Designer Paper, and a Stitched Shapes Framelit. Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, and a bit of 1/4" Double-Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon all coordinate together.
Next, Karen Kurz used almost all of the Quilted Christmas Suite to create her easel card.
There's a surprise gift-card holder!
The Quilt Builder Framelits include dies to cut out the spool and the needle!
Finally, the creator of this card also used Quilted Christmas Suite elements with Watercolor Christmas stamps for a classic Christmas look. A Real Red card base embossed with the Quilt Top Textured Impression Embossing Folder, combined with a strip of Quilted Christmas 6 x6" Designer Paper, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, and a bit of Emerald Envy 3/8" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon are easy, yet very effective.
1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches easily create the tree embellishment, topped with a gold Metallic Enamel Shape (star).