Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You Sneak Peek Anniversary Card for the Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Celebrate”.  Here is the card I created:

This is a Sneak Peek of the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (#146840) available in the Sale-A-Bration brochure starting on January 3, 2018.  The set features three awesome dies and has a coordinating stamp set called Amazing You (#147212), also in Sale-A-Bration.  So they both can be earned – free with purchase – Yippee!

The sentiment is die cut from a panel of Gold Foil and adhered to a panel of Basic Black cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This layer is adhered to a panel of Gold Foil with Liquid Glue.  Use the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch on Basic Black cardstock to prepare two lengths of the paper “ribbon”  Adhere the punched trim to the back of the sentiment panel along the top and bottom edges with Liquid Glue.

Use the Large Number Framelits to cut the numbers twice – once from Gold Foil and a second time from Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the black layer behind the Gold Foil layer, slightly offset to the left to create a shadow and add depth.  Adhere a panel of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to a panel of Basic Black cardstock with SNAIL.   Now adhere the layered sentiment panel close to the lower edge of this panel with Liquid Glue.  

Tie a bow with Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon and adhere close to the top edge of this panel with Mini Glue Dots.  Lastly, use Liquid Glue to adhere the numbers below the bow and above the sentiment panel.  The completed art panel is adhered to the Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere a narrow strip of the Designer Series Paper along the left side of a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Use Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to the panel before adhering it to a Basic Black cardstock mat with SNAIL.  The completed layer is adhered to the card interior with SNAIL, as well.

There you go, an elegant card to “Celebrate” a 50th wedding anniversary, agreed?

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Linda Richenberg’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Sue Prather – You are here!
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Jari Francis
  8. Jackie Trimble
  9. Amy Koenders

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Products used to complete this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Bundle 0f Love Specialty DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel for card front, 1/2″ x 5″ strip for interior
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 4-1/4″ panel for die cut sentiment, 2-1/2″ x 3″ panel for die cut numbers, 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ panel for mat behind sentiment
  • Basic Black CS – (2) 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels for mats – card front and liner, 2-1/2″ x 3″ panel for die cut numbers, 2″ x 4-1/2″ panel for two punched borders
  • Very Vanilla CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel for interior card liner
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Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Wreath

The Feeling of Christmas stamp set has a beautiful line drawing of a wreath with a bow – perfect for coloring.  It also includes an artsy circle stamp and some artsy berries – fun!  And the sweet sentiments are quite versatile.  It will retire on January 2, 2018, so be sure you have it before it’s no longer available for order.

Use Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the wreath image on a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment in the center of the wreath – using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to be sure you have it placed exactly where you want it.  Color the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Write markers.  So easy!  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the art panel to a layer of Real Red cardstock.  Use SNAIL to adhere a panel of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper to the Basic Black card base.  And adhere the art panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals centered left to right and top to bottom.

Use Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the branch image and sentiment to a panel of Whisper White cardstock for the interior liner.  Color the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Write markers.  Then adhere to a panel of Real Red cardstock.  Use SNAIL to adhere the completed layer to the interior of the card.

As a final touch, add a bit of dimension and shine to the berries on the wreath with Crystal Effects, if you still have some in your stash.  Or use the current Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add shine.  The tip provides a lot of control for application.  It won’t add dimension, but will definitely add a special look.  Both products require extended drying time, so do this step last and set aside to dry.

Products used to complete this project:

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for card front
  • Real Red CS – 3-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel for art piece mat, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for interior mat
  • Daffodil Delight CS – 3″ x 3-1/2″ panel for stamped art piece
  • Whisper White CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel for interior card liner
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Reserve your Stamparatus now through December 30th

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
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber 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
  • Retail Price–$49.00!!

So How Do You Get One??

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. This system will allow Stampin’ Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The Stamparatus Reservation Process:
The reservation window will be open from December 5–30; during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

Please note the following changes:

  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM MT (4:00 PM ET, 3:00 PM CT and 1:00 PM PT) today, Tuesday, December 5 and remain open until December 30.
  • Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in their warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, Stampin’ Up! is only allowing one reservation per customer.
  • Because they are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, they will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Click here to head over to my online store to start the reservation process!

Here is a video that Stampin’ Up! created to show you how to use the new tool!

The reservation period begins today at 2:00 PM MT and goes through December 30 so you can reserve yours very soon!

Stamparuatus Reservation Questions

A few of you have asked questions about adding a host code to the reservation.  Since the order will not be generated and you will not be charged for the Stamparatus until your Stamparatus is ready to ship, you won’t be able to add the host code until then.  This is how the ordering process will work:

  • After you get your tool reserved, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! confirming your reservation.
  • You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! in when your Stamparatus is ready to ship letting you know that an item has been added to your shopping basket.
  • At that point, you can log into your Stampin’ Up! account in my online store and you will find the Stamparatus in your shopping bag.
  • You can add other items to your order at that time if you’d like and add a host code to it before submitting the order.  So the checkout process will work just like it always does.  You can add a host code and your payment information at the time of checkout.

Here is a quick tutorial for the reservation process:

Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget that the reservation process starts on December 5th at 2:00 PM MT (4:00 PM Eastern Time, 3:00 PM Central Time, 1:00 PM Pacific Time) and continues through December 30th.!

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Stampin’ Up! Season to Sparkle Swinging Chandelier

The Season to Sparkle stamp set and Chandelier Thinlits dies both feature a traditional chandelier with a wide variety of sentiments and add-on options to “make it your own” and decorate for many different occasions.  I decided to have some fun and create a swinging chandelier for the holidays.  Why not, right?  Time to celebrate!

Die cut the chandelier from a 4″ x 4″ panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  Use Stampin’ Write markers to carefully color the candles with Real Red and the flames with Daffodil Delight.  Use Garden Green ink to stamp six of the greenery swags on the second 4″ x 4″ panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  Die cut the swags with the coordinating die and then stamp the berry clusters with Real Red ink.  (It makes the berry placement easier to cut first and stamp second.)  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere four of the greenery swags to the chandelier, as shown.  Tie a small bow with 1/8″ Real Red solid ribbon and adhere near the bottom of the chandelier with a Mini Glue Dot.

   

Use Real Red ink to stamp the “Merry & Bright” sentiment on a 1-1/2″ x 4″ panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  Cut the sentiment out with the framed banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Use the same die to cut a framed banner from Real Red cardstock.

Adhere a panel of sparkle print Designer Series Paper from the Merry Little Christmas stack to a panel of Real Red cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped sentiment banner plus frame about 1/4″ up from the bottom edge, centered side to side on the completed panel.  Adhere a greenery swag to each side of the banner with Liquid Glue.  Thread a 4″ length of 1/8″ Real Red solid ribbon through the loop at the top of the completed chandelier.  Determine the placement of the chandelier on the card front, centering it side to side, and secure both ends of the ribbon to the back of the DSP layered panel with tape.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the completed art piece to the card front.

Stamp three of the greenery swags directly on the Shimmery White panel card liner with Garden Green ink – one centered at the top of the panel and one in each corner at the bottom.  Stamp the berry clusters on each swag with Real Red ink.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped piece to a panel of Real Red cardstock.  Adhere the completed layer to the card interior with Liquid Glue, as well.  Done!

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Products used to complete this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

***Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Bsic Black CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Real Red CS – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels for mats – card front and inside liner, 1-1/2″ x 4″ panel for sentiment mat
  • Shimmery White CS – (2) 4″ x 4″ panels – for die cut chandelier and for six stamped & die cut greenery branches, 1-1/2″ x 4″ panel for sentiment, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for card liner
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel of sparkle print patterned paper
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Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Home Christmas Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays”.  Here is the card I created:

The Hearts Come Home stamp set offers many options for a “down home feeling” Christmas card with five great sentiments and numerous sweet images.  It also pairs well with the tree patterned sheet from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

To begin, use Basic Black and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers to color the house image using the direct to rubber technique.  Stamp the image on a circle of Whisper White cardstock cut with the second to largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Stamp a couple of the larger trees with full strength Old Olive ink and one smaller tree inked with Old Olive and stamped on scrap paper once before stamping on the art piece. Use the stars/snowflake stamp from the Night in Bethlehem set inked with Soft Sky ink in the sky above the house.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the completed art piece to a Real Red mat cut with the second largest Scalloped Circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

            

Color the sentiment stamp as shown with Basic Black and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers using the direct to rubber technique.  Stamp on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the sentiment out with the small banner die from the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies.  Lay the same die on a panel of Basic Black cardstock, use a pencil to trace the outside edge of the die to create a mat and cut it out with scissors.  Adhere the sentiment panel to the handcut mat with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere a panel of the tree patterned sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Merry Little Christmas collection to a mat of Basic Black cardstock.  Wrap a length of silver Mini Tinsel Trim around the layer and tie a square knot.  Adhere this layer to the Real Red card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the the art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals about an inch down from the top edge and centered side to side.  Adhere the sentiment panel to the lower right side of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a single silver star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishments to the art piece to complete the card front.

Ink the larger and smaller tree with Old Olive ink and stamp numerous times to the lower right corner of the card liner, some full strength and some stamped a second time before re-inking.  Stamp the sentiment with Basic Black Archival ink.  Adhere the panel to the card interior with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Jari Francis
  3. Linda Richenberg
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather – That’s me!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Amy Koenders

Products used to complete this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

 

***Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Real Red CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for die cut scalloped circle
  • Basic Black CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for mat, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel for sentiment mat
  • Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″ panel for die cut art piece, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel for sentiment, 4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for card liner
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel of tree patterned paper

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Stampin’ Up! Trim Your Stocking Pillow Box

The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Die set includes a stocking, a pillow box and a wide variety of options for trimming your stocking or decorating a pillow box, treat holder, card, tag and scrapbook page.  There are 19 dies total and a coordinating stamp set – Tags & Trimmings.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful bundle!

To begin, cut all the pieces needed for assembly.  The stocking front and pillow box back are die cut from panels of Kraft cardstock, featured on page 12 of the 2017 Holiday catalog.  (Crumb Cake cardstock would work, as well.)  The plaid band along the top of the stocking is cut from a panel of DSP from the Christmas Around the World pack. I chose to cut it on the diagonal.  The heel and toe pieces and the pom pom trim piece are cut from Basic Black cardstock.  The holly leaves are cut from Old Olive cardstock.

Carefully finger fold the curved flap at the top edge of the stocking along the crease line.  Do the same with the curved flaps along the top and bottom of the pillow box piece.  Apply Tear and Tape adhesive along the tabs on each side of the pillow box.  Be sure to cover from one end to the other.  Crease the tabs along the score line.  Align the top edges of the stocking flap and pillow box flap and adhere the pillow box tabs to the back of the stocking with the Tear and Tape.  Decorate the front of the stocking before completing the pillow box.

Adhere the plaid band across the top of the stocking and the toe and heel pieces with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Apply Liquid Glue to the pom pom trim piece and adhere it along the bottom edge of the plaid band.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the two holly leaves to the band, as well.  Tie a small bow with a length of Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhere at the base of the leaves with a Mini Glue Dot.

To finish the stocking front,  stamp the tag stamp from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set on a panel of Whisper White cardstock with Archival Black ink and cut out with the tag die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits die set.  Tuck the tag under the bow on the front of the stocking and adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Complete the assembly of the pillow box by folding up the bottom flap, tucking the rectangular tab inside.  You may wish to apply Liquid Glue to the tab to secure to the inside.  It’s now ready for a gift card or whatever treats and surprises you have in mind.

*** You can find a list of card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

Products used to complete this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Kraft or Crumb Cake CS – 6″ x 6-3/4″ panel for stocking front and pillow box back
  • Plaid DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ panel for band die cut on the diagonal
  • Basic Black CS – 3″ x 4″ panel for heel, toe and pom pom trim die cuts
  • Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2″ panel for two die cut leaves
  • Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″ panel for tag
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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Thankful Leaves and Acorns

Yes, the Painted Harvest stamp set has the wonderful two-step bloom we’re seeing everywhere, but don’t overlook the pretty two-step leaves and acorns.  Such fun stamps! And there’s a coordinating punch for the leaves, too.  Quick and easy!

To begin, emboss a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  Since embossing can distort the paper, start with an oversized piece of cardstock and after you’ve run it through the Big Shot, trim it down to the desired finished size which is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Adhere the embossed panel to a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel of Cajun Craze cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere this layer to the front of the Crumb Cake card base.

Stamp two sets of leaves on Very Vanilla cardstock with Old Olive ink.  Stamp the solid background first and then the vein and stems detail.  Use the Leaf Punch to cut them out.  Crease each leaf down the center and gently fold the sides upward for added dimension.  Stamp three acorns on Very Vanilla cardstock using Cajun Craze ink for the base and Early Espresso ink for the caps.  Fussy-cut the acorns after they are dry.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punch it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  Punch another label from a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and cut it in half top to bottom.  Adhere the cut pieces to the back of the sentiment label with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, spreading the halves apart to create a border to frame each side of the sentiment

Apply Stampin’ Dimensi0nals to the back of the sentiment label. Adhere about 36″ of Copper Metallic Thread by making loops and adhering to the Dimensionals on the back.  After determining the desired placement, adhere the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Adhere the label to the center of the card front.  Complete the card front by adhering two acorns to the lower left corner of the label with Liquid Glue and one acorn to the lower right corner of the card front with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

Use Cajun Craze and Early Espresso ink to stamp two acorns on the Very Vanilla cardstock panel for the card liner.  Adhere the stamped panel to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale – Oct 1-31!


By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  And they’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

Here are the details:

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
  • Promotion Ends:  October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Here is the list of paper included in the sale:

You can see and print a larger PDF copy of the sale list right HERE.

Products used to complete this project:

Leaf Punch

$16.00

Big Shot

$110.00

 

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze CS – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel
  • Very Vanilla CS – (2) 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels (0ne will be embossed first and then trimmed to 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment label, scraps for 2 stamped leaves and 3 stamped acorns
  • Early Espresso CS – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for label
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