Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jar of Love Floral Bouquet

Have you ever gone on vacation and returned to find it hard to get back on track?   Currently, that's what I'm trying to do!  My husband and I went on one of our bucket list trips, a Baltic Cruise, so I'm a bit behind but the trip was so worth putting things aside for a few weeks.  Another great thing - the day I returned home, my Stampin' Up!  Holiday Catalog preorder arrived and I am planning projects to share with you soon.

The project today utilizes the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  I'm loving this set!  This set offers lot of versatility and just a note - the Holiday Catalog has several stamp sets that also coordinate with the Everyday Jars Framelits so you'll want to add them to your "must have" list.  Remember that if you purchase the bundle, you'll save 10%. 

The card base is Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock topped with a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  The larger flowers were stamped with the coordinating stamping ink pads...the Sweet Sugarplum was stamped off first onto a scrap of paper to produce a lighter color intensity.  The smaller flowers were stamped using Daffodil Delight as the base and Crushed Curry for the second stamped layer.  A strip of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP) was added to help balance the look.  Soft Suede was used to stamp the jar and sentiment on the tag.

A Floral Bouquet using Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Stamp Set & Everyday Jars Framelits
I'm working on projects and will be back on my regular posting schedule next week.  

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 
Project Materials:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bright & Cheery!

In a recent class, the Fruit Stand Suite was used to create a variety of cards.  One of the cards uses the floral paper included in the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It includes several of the new 2016-2017 colors enabling one to create a "bright and cheery" card. Note the use of the new ruched ribbon on the card - the ruched ribbon has become a favorite of mine!

Bright & Cheery using Stampin' Up! Fruit Stand DSP  and Fresh Fruit Stamp Set
Don't you just love the cheerfulness of the Fruit Stand DSP?

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   
It will be delivered right to your door!

Project Materials:


Thursday, July 28, 2016

More...New Catalog Open House

Last month's New Catalog Open House was a lot of fun and as noted in my last post, attendees had much to do and see.  I wanted to share a few more photos of the event that was enjoyed that afternoon... 

Origami Fold Treats using Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

A Note Card Make & Take

More Attendees working hard on their projects!
One of the tables with Stampin' Up! products and more goodies!

Lastly but most importantly thank you to Andrea ("Andy") for taking photos of the event.  I neglected to get a photo of her when she was working on her make & takes...shame on me!

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   
It will be delivered right to your door!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Catalog Open House

To celebrate the release of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog, I held an Open House last month.  It was a fun filled afternoon with attendees.  There were make & takes, Paper Pumpkin kits and games for everyone to enjoy.  When guests arrived, they were greeted and were given a gift bag to use for filling with various giveaways...it was like trick or treating!  Of course, there were no tricks, just treats. In the bag, an embellished note pad and pen were included.  Below are a few photos from the event...

Embellished Gift Bags on the foyer table for guests upon their arrival!

Embellished gift bags using Swirly Bird & Floral Phrases Stamp Set
Note Pads & Pens embellished with Playful Palette & Floral Bouquet Designer Series Paper

A few of the attendees working on their projects!
Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   

It will be delivered right to your door!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

More Foxy Friends!

In my blog post, I provided details on the card made during the Facebook Live broadcast. If you saw the video, you also saw the treat holder and the gift card holder that was demonstrated.  I am sharing a photo of the items in this post.  The Foxy Friends stamp set contains a variety of stamps that allow for lots of creativity!

Treat & Gift Card Holders using Foxy Friends Stamp Set & A Little Foxy DSP Stack from Stampin' Up!
The origami treat holder is easy to make and the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack is the perfect size for creating the holder.  I couldn't resist and had to add a fox peeking over the edge!  The mini kraft bag was purchased at Walmart and is approximately 4 3/4" x 2 1/2".  It's perfect for holding a gift card attached to a small piece of card stock.  You can see how to make these items on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator).  


Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   

It will be delivered right to your door!

Project Materials:


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Little Foxy Hello

Last evening I held a live Facebook event, Monday Night Mania, on Facebook.  The theme was "feeling foxy".  The inspiration for the card demonstrated was the cover of a journal purchased at Walmart. You can check it out on my Facebook page, Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and also watch the card construction.  Below is the card that was inspired by the journal cover...

A Little Foxy Hello using Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set

To create the card, Basic Gray card stock (CS) was used as the base and a 4 3/4" X 1 3/4" piece of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was added to the layer of Whisper White CS (4 3/4" X 3 1/2"). Whisper White thick baker's twine was tied around the layer.  A fox was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS in Basic Gray Archival ink using the Fox Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set and cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  A piece of white felt was cut and attached to the tail to create a "furry tip".  A 3 1/4" square of Pool Party CS was stamped using the zigzag stamp from Work of Art stamp set using Bermuda Bay and cut with a circle framelit to create a base for the fox circle.  The sentiment  for the stamp set in the Watercolor Wishes Card set was stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink. Dimensionals were used to attach the fox to the card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   
It will be delivered right to your door!

Project Materials:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Strawberry Fruit Stand

Yes, I'm in catch-up mode and working to share projects with you!  Summertime activities are keeping me busy but my goal is to get back on track in the next week.  I do hope that this post finds that you're enjoying your summer too!

The card being shown today was made in a recent class and utilizes a technique that was demonstrated while at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event in April.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kim Williams (http://www.stampinwithkjoyink.typepad.com/) used the Fruit Stand Suite in her presentation of various cards.  The technique she shared involved stamping the image using a classic Stampin' ink pad onto a piece of watercolor paper, misting the stamped paper with water, then applying clear embossing powder over the misted paper. Complete the technique using the heat tool to melt the embossing power covering the image to create an "orange peel" texture.  It's a fun technique so hope you give it a try!


Thank You Card using Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit Stamp Set & Farm Stand Designer Series Paper
The strawberry patterned DSP from the Farm Stand Designer Series Paper package is one of my favorite prints from the stack.  To me, it screams summer!  

Reminders:  Bonus Days is ongoing through July 31, 2016.  For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you receive a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use Aug 2-31. Note that the Bonus Days coupon code will be emailed to you so be sure to print and save the code for redemption!  

Other reminder:  Monday Night Mania is on Monday, July 18, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. You can find it on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator)  Hope you can join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
 

  The Hostess Code for July is RSDKY2FP
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.   
It will be delivered right to your door!

Project Materials: