Happy Stampers Birthday Card Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Stampers are back today with a Blog Hop that is all about Birthdays!  I have created three projects for you today featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and the Hello You Thinlits Dies.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (2 of 16)My projects today are made using the “Joy Fold” technique.  I have been having a great time with this fold lately.  It is a wonderful way to use your Designer Series Paper for a great impact with not too much effort.  The cards today feature the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, which I am totally in love with!

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This picture shows you how the Joy Fold card opens up.  when it is closed, the card just looks like a series of layered panels, but when you open it up, you see that the fold is a bit special.

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Another product that I love is the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  For my first card I wanted to pull in a little gold to match the gold balloons in the DSP.  I cut the “happy” die  from the Hello You Thinlits five times (4 Bermuda Bay & 1 Gold Foil) and layered them for a three dimensional element.

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On the inside of the card, I created a little pocket for a gift card!  Isn’t that just too cute!  And, there’s still plenty of room for a little birthday message on the top flap of the card.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (1 of 16)

My next two projects are variations on the same theme.  I used the Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelits Dies to create the front of each card.  Two of the balloons are stamped directly on the card stock using the masking technique, and the third is die cut from the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets.  I played around with variations of the Hello You Thinlits and the Crazy About You  stamp set for the sentiments on each card.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (4 of 16)

I used different variations of the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP for each card to give them slightly different looks.  For this card, I left the inside blank instead of including the gift card pocket.

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Cute as a Button Simply Sent Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to make 8 cards!  The buttons and ribbon are just adorable.

To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite Stampin’ Up! item for creating birthday cards.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on March 3rd!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

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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Amazing Birthday & Flashback DSP Gift Card Envelope – Stampin’ Up!

And the Winner is…

I did it again!  I forgot to do the blog candy drawing with my Tuesday post.  Luckily, I remembered on my own this time, without needing a reminder from my loyal readers!  So, without further ado, the random number generator picked comment #18, which is Suzanne!  Congratulations, you are the lucky recipient of the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch!  Please send me your mailing address, and I will get that to you in the mail!

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Now, onto today’s project!  Have I mentioned recently how much I LOVE the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies! Last week I had a birthday party to go to and I was able to whip up this super cute gift card envelope using the Flashback DSP and the Amazing Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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 I just love how the washi tape adds a great design element to this gift card envelope!  As an added benefit, it also provides reinforcement for the folds so they will hold up better as the envelope is opened and closed!

Amazing Birthday Gift Card Envelope (4 of 5)

I made a little enclosure card to match the envelope to give the gift a finishing touch!

Amazing Birthday Gift Card Envelope (3 of 5)

This gift card holder is so cute and it was very quick to make! I’m sure that you can see the possibilities are endless for creating wonderful gifts with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom 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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Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!


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Motley Monsters & Fall Fest Gift Card Envelope – Stampin’ Up!

A few days ago, I said that the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies may just be my favorite product from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, and here it is again!  Isn’t this cute ghost just perfect!  I am loving the Fall Fest stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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 We are doing a “Secret Pumpkin” gift exchange at work this week.  I just know that my secret pumpkin is going to love receiving a gift card in this cute envelope!

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The Thinlits die even comes with little circles to create the closure.  This gift card holder is so cute and it was very quick to make! I’m sure that you can see the possibilities are endless for creating wonderful gifts with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom 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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Happy Stampers Fall Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!


Happy Stampers Fall Blog Hop

I am so excited about today’s projects.  I love it when the Happy Stampers group does a Blog Hop!  Today, we have created projects with a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme.  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Motley Monsters DSP and Fall Fest stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  My first project for you today is a cute Halloween card created with the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  I started by adhering panels of the Motley Monsters DSP to the front of a black card base.

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I used some leftover items from my September Paper Pumpkin kit for the sentiment panel & greeting.  Finally, I added lots of cute fall elements along the bottom of the card.

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I finished the card off by stamping “Happy Halloween” from the September Paper Pumpkin kit on the inside of the card.  I also added a strip of the Motley Monsters DSP and a cute bird sticker from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

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For my second project, I continued the theme by maintaining the same color scheme and using the Motley Monsters DSP.  I used Basic Black card stock to create a bag and embellished it with tags cut from the DSP using the Banner Framelits Dies.  As a last minute addition, I also created a coordinating pillow box with my leftover monster paper. I love the use of the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim to finish things off.

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Finally, I just had to use my Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies to create an adorable Halloween gift card holder!  This item is possibly my favorite product form the Holiday Catalog (although it is impossible to choose just one)!  It makes creating gift card envelopes so simple!  As a busy mom, I love giving and receiving gift cards, but I hate just sticking them inside a card.  I enjoy packaging them in something cute, and this Thinlits set makes that so quick and easy!

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I have a wonderful neighbor who keeps surprising me by mowing my lawn.  He is a music teacher, so I decided to thank him with an iTunes gift card.  I didn’t just want to give him the gift card, so I created a little card to insert inside the envelope.  Isn’t this set just adorable!

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 Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  For this blog hop, I’m going to give one of you the opportunity to experience My Paper Pumpkin.  One of the great things about My Paper Pumpkin is that there are always some extra materials that you can use for additional projects, as you’ve seen today.  I used the stamps, extra tags, stickers, clothespins, and sequins that were leftover from my September kit to create today’s projects.  For your chance to win the October kit, please leave me a comment.  You can either give me feedback about today’s projects, or tell me what your favorite item is from the Holiday Catalog.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday updates post on October 28th!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Kristi Gray has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com

Marian Anderson –  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftingwithmarian/blogdirectBlogUrl=/blog/2101543/entry/it_s_the_return_of

Sandi MacIver – http://stampingwithsandi.com/

Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)

Kristi Gray –  www.stampingwithkristi.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

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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 21-27

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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2014 Holiday Catalog Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!


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I have a special post for you today… It’s the Happy Stampers Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  Yes, that’s right, projects, plural.  I have a trio of coordinated projects for you today featuring the Bright and Beautiful stamp set from the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, which is live as of today!  You can finally order all those great holiday items that you have been waiting for!  I used many of the new products for today’s blog hop, and I’m excited to tell you all about them.

Bright & Beautiful (7 of 12)

My first project for you today is a shaker card created with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  I heat embossed the beautiful star images using silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, and cut out the window using the coordinating Stars framelits die.

Bright & Beautiful (3 of 12)

For the confetti, I punched tons of little stars using the brand new Star Confetti Punch from the holiday catalog.   I used a combination of Glimmer Paper and Silver Foil Sheets to add just the right amount of sparkle.  I also punched some matte stars from Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock.  I just love how this card came together.

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For my second project, I continued the theme by maintaining the same color scheme and embossing technique for this adorable box and gift tag set.  The box was created using one of my new favorite tools, the Gift Box Punch Board!

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As I played around with the board, I found that if you change the paper size, but follow all the other directions, it changes the height of the box.  For this box, I used a 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ piece of card stock and scored at the Large vertical mark, and the XL horizontal mark.  (Note, when you change the dimensions, you have to do custom diagonals, by lining up the corners with the diagonal score groove.)

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What’s inside the box is almost as good as the box itself!  I just love these gift tags created using the Merry Everything stamp set and the new Note Tag Punch.  I am jumping for joy over these two.  They make creating gift tags a total breeze.  I also used my Scalloped and Angled Tag Topper Punches for some added dimension, but you could easily punch out a ton of gift tags and put them right on the top of a present without the extra layer.  In fact, I’ve got some sticker paper around here somewhere that is going to get a lot of stamping love this holiday season!

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  So, I decided to create a gift card envelope for you using the same design elements as my box and card.  This one is created with another item that is sure to become a staple in my gift giving repertoire… the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies.  If you would like the chance to win this darling gift card holder and the decorative dots embossing folder, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my blog hop projects today.  I will announce the winner in my post next Tuesday, September 2.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great notepad!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

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If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com

Marian Anderson –   http://craftingwithmarian.stampinup.net/blog

Trude Thoman – http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com/

Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com

Denise Melia – www.Fivebichonsandme.blogspot.com

Sandi MacIver www.stampingwithsandi.com

Heather Van Looy http://www.handcraftingwithheather.com (You are here.)

 

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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The Holiday Catalog is Here!

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Whether you are a hobbyist or someone interested in building your own business, this week will be a great time to join Stampin’ Up!  For one week only from August 21-28  for only $99 you will get your choice of $150 worth of product.  In addition, during the month of August you can order from the new Holiday catalog before it is available to the public (on August 28).  If you have at least $99 worth of product on your wish list, you really should consider this opportunity.  Being a demonstrator has SO MANY awesome benefits and the opportunity has zero risk!  If you are interested in learning more please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com or click here fore more information.


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Retro Fresh Graduation Gift Card Holder – Stampin’ Up!

My cousin is graduating from high school next week, and I am so proud of her!  I created this super cute gift card holder featuring Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and the Pure Gumption stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I think it will be the perfect thing to help her celebrate her big accomplishment.  I hope she has lots of fun shopping!

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Isn’t this adorable?  And you won’t believe how quick and easy it was to create!  What’s more, the stamp set could be changed to match any occasion!

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I began with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ Coastal Cabana card base.  I scored it parallel to the short edge at 3″ and 7″ and parallel to the long edge at 3″.  With the long edge at the bottom, I cut out the two bottom left sections (1-1/4″ x 7″).  I saved that strip to use for the belly band later.  The tab that was created by cutting out those two sections will be folded up later to create the pocket for the gift card.

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I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere panels of Retro Fresh DSP to all the sections of the front and back of the card base.  I layered a Very Vanilla panel in the center section on the inside of the card so I would have a place to write my message.

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Next, I rounded the corner of the tab and used liquid glue to attach the right edge to the inside of the card.  This creates the pocket for the gift card.  Finally, I used the stamps from Pure Gumption to decorate the front and inside of the gift card holder.

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I used the 1-1/4″ x 7″ piece of Coastal Cabana card stock that I trimmed away earlier and a strip of Retro Fresh DSP to create a belly band for the card.  I embellished the band with Coastal Cabana stretch ruffle trim.  Be careful not to make the belly band too tight, or it won’t slide on and off easily when the gift card is inside.  I used sticky strip create the band, so that it would have a very strong bond and withstand being slid on and off repeatedly.

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For the envelope, I selected a sheet of Coastal Cabana DSP from the Retro Fresh pack.  I used my envelope punch board to create a custom envelope and stamped it with the graduation cap image from the Pure Gumption stamp set.

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This gift card holder was so easy to create, and it couldn’t be cuter!  I am going to make a few of these to have on hand for the next time I need to give someone a gift card.  I know that my cousin will love getting this adorable card in the mail.  You should definitely pin this project to Pinterest for future reference!   You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts.  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.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new catalog yet, now is a great time.  I’ve got a stack of them hot off the presses waiting for you. I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you 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 or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Remember, the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products are 20%-50% off while supplies last!  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 May 20-26

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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 May 26.


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.

Note:  The Pure Gumption stamp set and Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim used in this product are on the retiring list and have already sold out.

Card Base: Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ – with short edge at the top of the trimmer, score at 3″ parallel to the long edge; with long edge at the top of the trimmer, score at 3″ and 7″ parallel to the short edge.

Panels: Retro Fresh DSP – two panels 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, one panel 1″ x 7-1/4″; four panels 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″; Very Vanilla – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Envelope: (finished dimension 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) Retro Fresh DSP – 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ square scored at 3″ using envelope punch board.