Thank you for joining me on the Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that is taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see each blog post and idea today.
Today’s post was originally intended to feature the New Horizons Suite, but as I was crafting something was drawing me to the new Daffodil Afternoon DSP — a free product offered in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Maybe because it’s been super cold here in NC, or maybe because I’m ready for flowers, but this DSP is so sunny and darling I wanted to this to be my January customer cards. So there you go!
Aren’t they so pretty!
And so easy.
Instructions: Take one sheet of each design and cut a layer 5 x 3 3/4. Cut in the middle down 1 1/2 inches, fold back the corners and you can see the pattern on the reverse! Adhere to a white layer measuring 5 1/2 x 4, adhere to a card front. Add ribbon or other embellishment. Easy peasy!
Happy Case the Catalog Sunday folks! Today’s project uses the Sweet Talk Suite (yup, I’m on a roll–loving these products) and I CASE’d a project from page 22 of the Jan-June Mini catalog. Here’s the project:
I chose this project because I had some scraps of DSP leftover from my projects yesterday so I wanted to find something that would allow me to use them. This layout was perfect! Here’s my card:
And here’s the inside:
Another great use of DSP scraps? Put a tiny bit on the inside layer of your card. You can also use a piece that is 2 1/2 x 6 to line the flap of an envelope – so many possibilities. A resolution of mine in 2022 is to use up my DSP…think it’ll happen? Probably not, but as I find ideas to use up the ‘ole DSP I will certainly share.
I love using card sketches (almost as much as I love CASEing the Catalog) for inspiration. I was invited to join in a Blog Hop with my Stamping With Friends group and this time our challenge was to use a specific sketch. So much fun! Here’s the sketch:
I decided to use the new Sweet Talk Suite from the J&J Mini Catalog. The DSP in this suite is, of course, gorgeously fun and easy to use. The stamp set is super cute. It actually surprised me. To be perfectly honestly, I was kinda like “meh” when I first saw it, and thought “I have enough hearts/v-day stamps.” But I love LOVE the dies in this suite. I bought the stamp set (because if you buy the dies, buy the set – and vice versa – ALWAYS…you’ll regret it otherwise). Anyway, using the set has me love it. It’s adorable, I really love the fonts, and the “shadowy” images made a great background too. Here’s my card:
And, I couldn’t stop there! I made a 2nd card using the same sketch:
Same sketch, same suite of products, completely different looks. See why I love sketches!?
Please take a few minutes and “hop along” in the Blog Hop so you can see even more different looks using the same exact sketch. My talented friends will not disappoint you! You can follow along by clicking on the links in the Roll Call below, or click the “next button” here:
After two weeks Case the Catalog Sunday (CTCS) is back! I missed this weekly series because boy, is it the best way to get the creative juices flowing. Today’s CASE is based off of the CTC350 Challenge: To case the cover of the January – June 2022 Mini Cataloge.
I made two projects today using this card as inspiration, and both projects feature new product.
Card #1 uses product from the New Horizons Suite (available in my online store starting January 4): On the Horizon Bundle and the GORGEOUS (yes, shouty caps are needed for this) New Horizons 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper – holy moly!
Card #2 uses Sale-A-Bration products: Friendly Hello stamp set and DSP are a free offering if you spend $100.
Other products used that are current in my store are below.
January 4th can’t come soon enough to start ordering from this new mini catalog, and Sale-A-Bration, of course too! Contact me if you need catalogs or have questions about the Stampin’ Up! product offering!
Happy Stamping! Kelly
Other supplies used on both cards that can be found in my store now:
Happy 2022!! Hope you’ve been enjoying the first day of the new year. I’ve been spending lots of time with visiting family, and my mother and I even got to stamp a little today! I wish you all the happiness in this new year, and of course, that sentiment calls for rainbows!
This project uses new product coming out in the Jan-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. The stamp set is called Rainbow of Happiness and I also used the Brilliant Rainbow Dies. This bundle is whimsical, bright, and uplifting–a perfect addition to my craft room! The DSP behind the rainbow cutout is the Sunshine & Rainbows 6 x 6 DSP that is a free item offered during Sale-A-Bration. FUN!!! I love love this bright fun paper and I know you will too. It’s free with any $50 purchase. So add this to your wish list and come January 4th, place an order for the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle ($44), add some adhesive or cardstock to it and you’ve got your $50!
Happy year ahead, and happy stamping! Kelly
Aside from the items not available in my store until January 4th, here are other supplies used:
Happy New Year’s Eve! I’ve missed posting projects, but I have enjoyed the break and time with my family and I hope you’ve had a great week as well. We’re getting ready for a little New Year’s Eve get together, but before that I wanted to pop on here and share a New Year’s Eve card.
This card features a new set that will be available January 4th – FREE with a $50 order through the new 2022 Sale-A-Bration promotion. It is called Driving By and has 6 cling stamps – three vehicles (two used in my card, the third is a VW Bus) and three sentiments: “awwww, thanks”, “you’ve got style”, and “DRIVING BY just to say hi.” So cute!
After this crazy year, I’m more than ready to say good-bye to 2021 and HELLO to 2022!
Sale-A-Bration begins January 4th as well as the release of the new January-June Mini Catalog. For every $50 you spend, you get a free Sale-A-Bration item! If you need a Sale-A-Bration brochure, or a new Jan-June Mini Catalog, contact me! I’d be happy to send you one.
This project was supposed to be posted on Dec 23, but given that it’s now Dec 24 and I’m still stampin’ (living up to my name, I guess) I’m making this my last post in my December countdown.
One of the last gifts I got to make for Christmas are bookmarks for my husband. He’s been using a receipt for a few weeks and made a comment the other day that I’ve made bookmarks for other people…hint hint. Well, challenge accepted because I wanted one more thing for him, and something personal. This was perfect!
The one of the left uses the Handsomely Suited bundle and retired DSP. The middle uses Beauty of Friendship bundle and that gorgeous DSP. The one on the right I used retired product. The stamp set was called Silhouette Scenes and retired a few years ago. [Yes, I have a ton of retired product: stamp sets, DSP, embellishments, you name it. I love it when I can pull out my collection and make beautiful things for others!]
It’s Christmas Eve, all the gifts are wrapped, the groceries are purchased, and tomorrow I will be cooking, relaxing, and hanging out with my family. I will not be in my craft room for the next couple of days and I’m looking forward to a break.
I’ll be back right after the New Year with posts and sharing projects. Get ready for the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration! Until then, Merry Christmas to you and those you hold dear, and I wish you the very best in the year to come.
Only a few more days, and I have just a few more gifts to wrap and I’m finished. You’ll see these last items (shhh, don’t tell the recipients!) and one is a gift card for a family member and I loved how it turned out so much that I decided to create a matching card for it.
These project use the Happy Holly-Days Bundle – Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set and Holly Border Punch. And, lo and behold, these are actually still available!
If you passed over this bundle in the mini catalog like I did at the beginning, you may want to take a closer look before it retires. It’s a 9-stamp stamp set with coordinating punch. The Holly Border Punch is so pretty and make for simple yet stunning projects.
Here’s the Gift Card Holder:
I don’t even really like birds, but this one is so cute and fun to color using blends.
I used the holly DSP from Painted Christmas DSP, and the Green Foil Sheets to make the belly band. And, here’s the card I designed to go with the gift card:
This is a shaker card – with the inside “shaker bits” simply being the punch outs from the Holly Border on the Gift Card Holder — how easy! That Noel is a show-stopper. And, note the dot border along the bottom – also a stamp in the stamp set that just adds that “little bit extra” your project will need. PS The Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon is gorgeous — and also still available – it’s in the Annual Catalog, not the mini. I’ve been using it all Christmas season and I love it more and more each time.
Continuing on with my gift-giving week (yup, all the last minute gifts before Saturday!) today’s post features a Tag Gift Box project. This adorable little card/box has a pouch that can hold handmade tags as well.
The left panel you can write a holiday message!
And here’s a closer look at the coordinating tags. All use the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and the Be Jolly Stamp set (both, sadly, are no longer available–but you can really use any DSP and any stamps for this project!)
I also used the Candy Cane Background Stamp and the Red Ruffled Ribbon (which is carrying over – love it!) and the Simply Elegant silver trim. AND – let’s not forget the amazing Tailor-Made Tag Dies!
Such a cute and easy project to give to a neighbor or use as a hostess gift.
Continuing our posting today with another kit – highlight on the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin kit from Nov 2021. This afternoon I made up these gift boxes from this kit to package up some gift cards for Christmas gifts. Aren’t these boxes ADORABLE?
I love love love this Paper Pumpkin Kit. It’s been a while since I’ve loved a PP kit this much–I used every bit of it. The kit makes 9 of these treat boxes – 3 each of each design – and includes the little bags, twine, everything you need. I used 5 for coworkers to share cookies with them, and 4 will be used for gift cards for Christmas gifts.
And, the stamp set is adorable too.
I used the present and bow stamps to make super quick Christmas thank you cards – aren’t these adorable? (and now I’m ready to send off Thank Yous after the holiday).
So…sadly, this kit is no longer available. BUT, it has renewed my faith in the Paper Pumpkin kits. I’m excited for December’s kit (it actually just arrived in today’s mail, so I’ll be playing with that soon), and if you’d like to get January’s kit, you have until Jan 10th to join. How?? Simply visit this link and sign up!
The January kit is called Kisses & Hugs. It will make 10 heart-shaped cards (that you could also cut up to make 20 larger cards, I’m sure). And, you can add-on starting Jan 25th to make 20 little treat boxes and 20 tags. I’m looking forward to this kit as well.