Happy Stampers Birthday Card Bomb (Part 2) – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared several birthday cards I received from members of the Happy Stampers Birthday Bomb Club.  Today, it is my pleasure to share the rest of the bunch with you.  We really have some talented stampers in our group!

Created by Kristi Gray

Created by Kristi Gray

Created by Amy Koenders

Created by Amy Koenders

Created by Sylvia Wilson

Created by Sylvia Wilson

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

Created by Nancy Pellow

I told you these ladies were talented!  I was definitely feeling the birthday love each day as more cards arrived in the mail.  It is always so special to get something that someone made by hands with love.  Remember, if you were inspired by any of these designs, you can pin them to Pinterest by clicking on the “pin it” button at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


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Happy Stampers Birthday Card Bomb (Part 1) – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Stampers group has a Birthday Card Bomb club.  Last week was my birthday… (the big 4-0) and it was so wonderful to receive so many beautiful cards from the talented women in my group.  I’m excited to share some of them with you today!

Created by Cheryl Sanders

Created by Cheryl Sanders

Created by Judy Wright

Created by Judy Wright

Created by Sue Prather

Created by Sue Prather

Created by Sandi MacIver

Created by Sandi MacIver

Aren’t these cards wonderful!  It is such a special feeling to get a handcrafted card in the mail.  This is the first half of the bunch, stay tuned for the rest of the lovely cards that I received in the mail.  Remember, if you were inspired by any of these designs, you can pin them to Pinterest by clicking on the “pin it” button at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.  I did not attempt to identify the colors used for today’s cards, but I have included the stamp sets and embellishments that made these cards so special.  

 

Bloom with Hope and Floating Watercolor Technique (Part 2) – Stampin’ Up!

First, before I get to my project for today, I need to announce the blog candy winner from last week’s blog hop. I totally forgot to do the drawing on Tuesday! Random.org picked comment number 14, so the lucky winner is Dana! Send me your mailing address, and I will get your Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail. Congratulations and sorry for the delay!

Now, onto today’s project… On Wednesday I shared a card featuring the Bloom with Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that used the Floating Watercolor Technique.  Today, I have another card that I created using the same technique.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (1 of 7)

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with versamark ink on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed them using white embossing powder.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (4 of 7)

Next, I “painted” the petals with water and then I used my re-inkers to add color to the wet surface.  The water causes the color to spread and fade as it moves outward.  The result can be unpredictable, but I think it is pretty.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (3 of 7)

After I painted the flowers and leaves, I dry embossed the card base using the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  Then I added some pearls that I colored using my Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blendabilities.

I like the clean and simple design of this card.  I hope that you like it to and will consider pinning this project to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Watercolor Paper – 2″ x 5-1/4; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Bloom with Hope and Floating Watercolor Technique – Stampin’ Up!

Over the summer I pinned several cards that used the Floating Watercolor Re-inker Technique, and I have finally gotten around to trying it with this card featuring the Bloom with Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (5 of 7)

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with versamark ink on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed them using white embossing powder.   I chose to use white Stampin’ Embossing powder for this card because I wanted it to look like a batik effect when it was finished.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (7 of 7)

Next, I “painted” the petals with water and then I used my re-inkers to add color to the wet surface.  The water causes the color to spread and fade as it moves outward.  The result can be unpredictable, but I think it is pretty.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (6 of 7)

After I painted the flowers and leaves, I added a wash to the background.  First, I painted the whole background with water, then I painted it with a diluted ink solution.  After allowing everything to dry, I added the sentiment from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end.  I hope that you like it to and will consider pinning this project to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Watercolor Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

World of Dreams Blank Card – Stampin’ Up!

Before I get to today’s project, let me remind you that your opportunity to get $150 worth of product for only $99 begins today!  See all the details at the bottom of the post.  Now, onto today’s project, which is a clean and simple card featuring the World of Dreams stamp from Stampin’ Up!  This card was quick and simple to create.  It is blank inside, making it perfect for any occasion.

World of Dreams (3 of 4)

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, which I stamped using the leaf stamp from World of Dreams.  I used crumb cake ink, and stamped off before stamping onto the card base.  This gave my card interest, while also allowing the pattern to fade into the background.

World of Dreams (5 of 4)

Next, I stamped the “wheat” image (I’m not exactly sure what that plant is, but it is gorgeous!) onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using Early Espresso ink.  I stamped the image three times without re-inking to create depth.  Then I layered my panel onto a panel of Early Espresso card stock using SNAIL adhesive.  I tied a bow (Early Espresso) around my layered panels and added them to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I just love the feel of the new 1/4″ cotton ribbon.  It is really soft and easy to work with.

World of Dreams (6 of 4)

For the inside of the card, I repeated my stamped image from the front.  I like how simple yet elegant this card is.  I think I will send it to my uncle who has recently been diagnosed with Cancer.  The neutral colors make it seem peaceful and well suited for a man.

Please pin this project to Pinterest if you are a fan of this card.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you a copy of our catalogs.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Base: Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

Panels:  Early Espresso- 3-1/2″ x 4″; Very Vanilla – 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front of card), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Bloom with Hope One-to-One Swap from Lisa Poe – Stampin’ Up!

Recently I hosted my first one-to-one card swap.  I loved seeing the great projects created by some of my readers.  Today’s project is a card created by Lisa Poe from Ohio.  Lisa’s project features the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

One-to-One Swap (2 of 2)

Card created by Lisa Poe

I just love Lisa’s card design.  The stamped band behind the single flower is simple, but adds so much dimension and interest!

Lisa was kind enough to provide her card recipe for this project too!  You can find it at the very bottom of this post.  Thanks for sharing with us how you created your beautiful card.

One-to-One Swap (1 of 2)

Card created by Lisa Poe

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

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Card Recipe – Please Know That I Care

Card Stock Dimensions:  Lost Lagoon – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (card base), 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ panel; Basic Black – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel; Whisper White – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel, 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel, three Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punches, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Directions:

  1. Using Memento Black Ink, stamp Gorgeous Grunge paint splatters on the top of the card base.
  2. Using Memento Black Ink, stamp Bloom with Hope flowers on Whisper White panels.
  3. Using sponge daubers and a circular motion, lightly apply color to flower images.
  4. Sponge around the edges of the white square panel with Memento Black Ink.
  5. Attach the white panel to the card base.
  6. Attach ribbon to the top and bottom of the white panel using multipurpose liquid glue.
  7. Use Stamp-a-ma-jig and brush tip of Stampin’ Write Marker to stamp the sentiment in a single line along the bottom of the card base.
  8. On a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, stamp 3 hears with Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
  9. Glue together three squares and attach to base with dimensionals.

 

World of Dreams Notepad – Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!  Today’s project is a notepad featuring the World of Dreams stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  As soon as I saw this stamp set in the catalog I knew it was one I just had to have!  I love a stamp set with beautiful silhouetted images!

World of Dreams Notepad (3 of 4)

For instructions about how to create your own beautiful notepads with the perfect measurements, please see my previous post here.

World of Dreams Notepad (1 of 4)

I love these notepads.  They are perfect for brightening up the corner of your desk and they make awesome gifts!  In this case, I made a whole set of them and gave them as favors at my sister’s bridal shower.  I thought that the sentiment was lovely for commemorating the beginning of my sister’s new life with her husband.  You can also add magnets to the back of these pads and keep them on the refrigerator.  You can purchase business card magnets with adhesive on them from most office supply stores.  They are perfect because they are strong enough to hold the pad in place on the fridge.

World of Dreams Notepad (4 of 4)

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  Please pin this project if you love it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Project Dimensions

Notepad: 4″ x 6″ (3/8″ thick)

Notepad Cover: Wild Wasabi – 4″ x 8″ (Scored at 6-1/8″ and 6-1/2″)

Art Piece:  Soft Suede (mat) – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″; Crumb Cake – 3″ x 4″ panel

Bloom With Hope & Label Love Wedding Card – Stampin’ Up!

My little sister got married yesterday!  I am so happy for her and her new husband.  It is so exciting to welcome my new brother-in-law into the family.  Today’s project is a wedding card featuring the Bloom with HopeChalk Talk, & Label Love stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (2 of 6)

I think the Bloom with Hope background in black and vanilla is so elegant and just perfect for this occasion.

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (3 of 6)

I finished off the inside of the card by stamping the same floral design from the Bloom with Hope stamp set which is available as a hostess reward from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (5 of 6)

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (6 of 6)

This lovely card was just perfect to honor my sister and her groom on their special day.  If you love this project as much as I do, please pin it to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you would like to earn the Bloom with Hope stamp set by hosting a party, please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for July 8-14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 14.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two panels – one on front, one inside), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Very Vanilla – Artisan Label Punch

 

Choose Happiness Notepads – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is one that brings a smile to my face.  I just love these adorable notepads featuring the Choose Happiness and Everything Eleanor stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I have a secret obsession with stationery and notepads of all kinds… no wonder I made my way into the art of making cards, lol!  I love having cute little notepads all over the place to jot down a quick note, or make a list.  (For those of you who saw my craft room post, you might have noticed that I’m also obsessed with organization, so lists make me happy too.)

Choose Happiness Pads (6 of 6)

These adorable notepads are so easy to make, and can be altered for any color scheme or stamped design.  They would make great gifts too!  I purchased some small notepads from Staples and Amazon.com for this project today, but you could really make them in any size.  I prefer to use “Gum-Top” notepads, which means they are glued along the top edge, rather than having cardboard wrapped around the top and secured with staples.  However, either type of pad can be used for this project.

Choose Happiness Pads (2 of 6)

The process I use for making these pads is the same, regardless of the dimensions.  For this post, I am going to tell you how to measure your notepad to make a cover with a perfect fit, rather than focusing on the dimensions of this specific project.

Begin by measuring the height and width of the front of your notepad.  I like to add 1/8″ to the height, so that the cover extends beyond the bottom of the pad by just a little bit when it is closed.  This makes it easier to open the pad.  Next, measure the depth of the notepad and add that measurement to the height.  Finally, add 1-1/2″ to those two measurements to account for the part that will wrap around the back.  Cut a rectangle out of card stock that is equal to:

width measurement x (height + depth + 1-1/2″)

For example, if your notepad measures 3″ x 5″ and is 1/4″ deep then you would cut your card stock to 3″ x 6-3/4″ then you would score it at 1-1/2″ and 1-3/4″.  Of course, where you score your card will depend on the dimensions of your notepad.  The first score mark will always be 1-1/2″, but the second score mark will depend on the depth of your notepad.  To determine the second score mark, add 1-1/2″ to the depth of the notepad.

Once you have scored your card stock, wrap it around the front of the notepad and secure it on the back of the notepad with a strong adhesive, such as sticky strip, Fuse Adhesive, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Be sure that you don’t glue along the top edge of the notepad, just on the back.

Choose Happiness Pads (4 of 6)

Once the cover is in place, you can really decorate it any way you want.  For this set, I created notepads in Blackberry Bliss, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Cherry Cobbler.  I used coordinating DSP from the Background Designer Series Paper stacks and added a beautiful art piece featuring several stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! I began by stamping the Dictionary background stamp in Baked Brown sugar on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  Next, I stamped the flourish image from Everything Eleanor in the same shade, and I added some ink splotches from Gorgeous Grunge too.  Then I used Mossy Meadow ink, and the leaf image from Kinda Eclectic to add some foliage.  Next, I sponged the background with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  Finally, I added some Venetian Crochet Trim and Linen Thread to the panel.

Choose Happiness Pads (1 of 6)

I stamped the flower image from Choose Happiness in the same color card stock as I used for the cover of each notepad.  For the Blackberry Bliss and Cherry Cobbler pads, I used the coordinating ink color and sponged around the edges with it too.  For the Crisp Cataloupe pads, I wanted a little more contrast for the flower, so I used Calypso Coral ink.  Finally, I added the flower to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals and mounted the entire piece on a Baked Brown Sugar mat.

Choose Happiness Pads (3 of 6)

For one of the pads, I stamped the “Choose Happiness” sentiment in Early Espresso ink to finish it off.  For the others, I colored three large pearls with my Bronze Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker (from the Skintone set).  Then I added them to the top right corner of the art piece for a finishing touch.

Choose Happiness Pads (6 of 6)

These notepads are the perfect size to slip into your purse or keep on the corner of a desk.  I just adore them!  If you love them too, today is your lucky day.  Leave me a comment about this post, and I will draw one lucky winner to receive one in the mail!  I will announce the winner in my post on Tuesday, July 1st.  (Which also happens to be the day that several Blendabilties Marker sets will be available to the public!  Are you getting excited yet?)

I know you are going to want to save this idea for later, so you should definitely pin it to Pinterest.  You can find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post.  To subscribe to my blog via email, just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar near the top.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous 2014 Annual Catalog.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  Cards are due to me by July 10, which is a little less than two weeks from now.  The details and registration link are below.  I hope that you will join in the fun!

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Sign Up for Only $50!

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the $50 sign up special from Stampin’ Up!  If you have at least $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog you should really consider joining.  There are many benefits of becoming a demonstrator including a great discount and access to advanced products.  Did you know you could order several of the Stampin’ Blendabilities marker sets now if you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Now is a great time to join my team!  I welcome Hobbyist Demonstrators, and during the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for June 24-30

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 30.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

A “Beautiful Bunch” of New Products from Stampin’ Up!

Now that the craft studio is finished, I’m really having a lot of fun delving into all my new stuff from Stampin’ Up!  Today’s card features several new products from the 2014 Annual Catalog.  I used the new Fun Flower Punch and the Flower Frenzy Die to create the main focal point, but there are lots of other new things included in the details too.

Beautiful Bunch (5 of 8)

I had so much fun playing with the new Back to Black and Flowerpot Designer Series Paper packs for this project.  I love the combination of Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  And who said leaves have to be green, right?  For a detailed list of all the card stock cuts and dimensions, scroll to the very bottom of this post.

Beautiful Bunch (6 of 8)

For the center of my large flowers, I used the new Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  I love how the bold black center brings the flowers to life.  Add a little sponging around the edges and a pearl accent in the middle and you are in business!  For the tiny flowers, I used the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  That little flower is fast becoming one of my favorite punches!  It is such a perfect item for “filling in” a project.

Beautiful Bunch (4 of 8)

If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest and leave me a comment.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email.  All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, now is the perfect time.  There are so many great new items available for purchase.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!


Have you ever considered joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator? Do you have at least $50 worth of products on your wish list?  Would you like to get Blendabilities Markers before they are available to the public?  If so, now is a great time to join.  Between now and June 30, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for the month of June only they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team whether you are a hobbyist or if you are interested in building your own business!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 17-23

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 23.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Basic Black -4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  

Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (x2 – one for the front, one inside), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (front of card)

Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″ panel

Grey Polka Dot DSP (Neutrals Designer Series Paper Background Stack) – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″

Black and White DSP (Back to Black DSP pack) – 2-1/4″ x 4-3/8″ panel

Lost Lagoon DSP (Flowerpot DSP pack) – 2″ x 3-3/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Basic Black – one leaf die cut (Flower Frenzy Die), 3 flowers (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack); Lost Lagoon – one Fun Flower Punch, one Pansy Punch; Lost Lagoon DSP (Flowerpot DSP pack) – 3 flowers (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack).