Everyday is a New Adventure with Project Life From Stampin’ Up!

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for more Project Life posts from me and Amy Koenders!  I love this “Every Day is a New Adventure” card from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection.  The colors remind me of spring time.

Project Life Everyday Adventure (1 of 6)

I combined three different journal cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection to create the front of my card.  Then I sponged around the edges with Bermuda Bay ink.  I added some Soft Sky Taffeta Ribbon and some flowers and butterflies created with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  Finally, I punched a butterfly in the center of a scrap of card stock and used it as a mask to sponge two butterflies with Bermuda Bay and Pistachio Pudding ink.

Project Life Everyday Adventure (4 of 6)

I finished off the inside of my card by sponging butterflies in Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, and Bermuda Bay ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock using the same masking technique employed on the front of the card.

Project Life Everyday Adventure (5 of 6)

Project Life Everyday Adventure (6 of 6)

Now that you’ve seen what I created using Project Life today, check out how Amy Koenders of Stamp with Amy K used Project Life for her creation.  And, don’t forget to pin this card to Pinterest if you are a fan.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.

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.  The details and registration link are below.

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.

One-to-One Swap Cards are due next week… There’s still time to sign up!

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 July 1 – 7

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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 7.


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: Soft Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Project Life Polka Dot Panel (Bermuda Bay) – 3-78″ x 5-1/8″; Project Life Striped Panel – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Every Day Adventure Project Life Panel – 2-5/8″ x 3-1/2″; Whisper White (inside of card) – 4″ x 5-1/4″

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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

  • Visit my online store here.
  • 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.

Project Life From My Heart – Stampin’ Up!

It’s Thursday, and that means Amy Koenders and I are here with more projects created with Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  As I was flipping through my Project Life cards this week, I noticed that the circle on this gray polka dot card looked a lot like the border on the friendship stamp in the From My Heart stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  With that little realization, inspiration was born and I was off and running.

From My Heart Project Life (3 of 7)

This card was another one that was super quick and easy!  Gotta love that!  I started by stamping my image inside the circle of my Project Life card using Stazon ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

From My Heart Project Life (6 of 7)

Then I added some black candy dots to the corners and mounted my card on a panel of Basic Black card stock.  I wrapped a length of Silver Satin Ribbon around a panel of DSP from the Back to Black DSP pack and adhered it using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then I glued the DSP panel to a Basic Black card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

From My Heart Project Life (7 of 7)

I attached my Project Life panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a little knot of ribbon to the top with a glue dot.

From My Heart Project Life (4 of 7)

Finally, I finished off the inside of my card by adding a strip of DSP mounted on Basic Black card stock to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Wasn’t that simple?  The whole thing was designed and put together in a just a few minutes.  I love it!

I also 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.

From My Heart Project Life (2 of 7)

Now that you’ve seen what I created using Project Life today, check out how Amy Koenders of Stamp with Amy K used Project Life for her creation.

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.  The details and registration link are below.

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.

Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50! Deal Ends June 30th.

This is the last week 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.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Silver Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Shimmery White – 3-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Banner Framelits die cut (3rd from center).

 

Girls’ Night Out Bridal Shower Invitation – Stampin’ Up!

My sister is getting married in a couple of weeks and I am throwing her a bridal shower.  I’m having such a blast creating all the details to make this event special.  You can expect to see several wedding themed posts coming in the near future!  For today’s project, I used the Girls’ Night Out stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create this elegant invitation for the bridal shower.

Girls' Night OUt (2 of 10)

I just love how this turned out.  You can’t really see it well in the picture, but the Silver Foil and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper add a lovely sparkle to this card.  I just know the guests will love getting this one in the mail.

Girls' Night OUt (3 of 10)

I dry embossed a panel of Shimmery White card stock using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder to give the card face an added element of elegance.  Then I stamped the bride image from Girls’ Night Out using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut out the sentiment using the Banner Framelits Die and my Big Shot.  Then I added it to the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Girls' Night OUt (4 of 10)

I added a length of Silver Satin Ribbon, which is just glorious!  Then I punched some flowers using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and my Petite Petals Punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Finally, I glitzed them up a bit more with some Rhinestone accents, which tied everything together just perfectly.

Girls' Night OUt (1 of 10)

I know my sister and her friends are going to love this invitation.  It is the perfect start to what I hope will be a really fun evening with my favorite bride!

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.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

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.

Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50!

This is the last week 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.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Silver Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Shimmery White – 3-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Banner Framelits die cut (3rd from center).

 

Perfect Peacock Watercolor Card – Stampin’ Up!

I am so excited about today’s project!  It may be one of my favorites of all time!  The name of this stamp from Stampin’ Up! just says it all… Perfect Peacock!  I am in love with how elegant this gorgeous peacock turned out… and you won’t believe how easy it was to achieve.

Perfect Peacock (4 of 5)

This card looks like it would take hours to color, but it is actually a trick achieved with a cool watercoloring technique and some minimal coloring.  I’ve created this video tutorial to show you just how this is done.

Although this technique requires a few steps with some drying time in between.  It is actually really simple and people will be oh so impressed by you artistic prowess!  I hope you will give it a try!

Perfect Peacock (5 of 5)

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: Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel.

Focal Point:  Watercolor Paper – one peacock

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).

Another Quick Card with Project Life and Wetlands – Stampin’ Up!

Today, Sandi MacIver, Amy Koenders, and I have all created projects featuring items from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  My card was super quick and easy to make and highlights the beautiful Canadian Goose image from the Wetlands stamp set.

Wetlands & Project Life (3 of 7)

I thought the graphic black and white card from Project life would make a great background for the Wetlands stamp in Stazon Black ink.  Because the card already had a hint of yellow and a great white stripe across the bottom, I decided to add some Hello Honey Ribbon and mount it on a panel of Crushed Curry.  Then, I added my combined panel to a Basic Black card base.

Wetlands & Project Life (7 of 7)

I stamped the goose image from the Wetlands stamp set on a panel of Whisper White card stock, and put it on my magnetic platform with the Labels Framelits Die on top.  With the die in place, I added the “Thanks” greeting from the Another Thank You stamp set.  Because this set is one of our clear photopolymer sets, it makes perfect placement a breeze.  After cutting out my stamped image, I also cut two dies of the same size in Basic Black.  I cut one of them horizontally and the other vertically down the middle. I used the four pieces to create a thin mat for my goose. This requires a little trimming before you glue everything together, otherwise you have little parts that stick out.  I like to use Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this because it gives me a little play to move the pieces around before the glue dries.

Wetlands & Project Life (1 of 7)

I finished off the inside of the card by stamping the image of the little birds in the water along the bottom of a Whisper White Panel.

Wetlands & Project Life (5 of 7)

I really enjoy using Project Life for creating quick cards.  The ready-made backgrounds make everything a breeze to put together.  I was able to put this card together in just a few minutes while my son played with the dogs!  This is not something I can say often with a three year old running around. LOL.

Check out the links below to see how these talented ladies are using Project Life:

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:  Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Project Life card trimmed to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Whisper White – Labels Framelits Die (third from the center); Basic Black – Labels Framelits Die (x2 – third from the center)

2014 Annual Catalog Swaps from Stampin’ Up!

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a card swap to highlight some of the products from the new 2014 Annual Catalog. Today, I thought I would share with you some of the cards I received. (Please note, some of the cards did not come with a card recipe attached. I have done my best to recreate this for you, but please excuse any errors in my interpretation if you notice them.)

New Catalog Swap (2 of 4)

Card design by Linda Green

Stamps: Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Shimmery White

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey

Dies & Punches: Labels Framelits Collection

Accessories: Mossy Meadow Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

New Catalog Swap (1 of 4)

Card design by Linda Bauwin

Stamps: Lots of Thanks

Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Dies & Punches: Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Card design by Angie Silva

Card design by Angie Silva

Stamps: Something to Say, Sea Street

Card Stock & Paper: Bermuda Bay (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), Maritime DSP (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″), Whisper White (1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″), Coastal Cabana (1-5/8″ x 5-1/2″)

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Dies & Punches: 2″ Circle Punch

Accessories: Mini Brads

Card design by Jill Van Dieren

Card design by Jill Van Dieren

Stamps: Sea Street, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock & Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Maritime DSP

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Real Red

Dies & Punches: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Accessories: Vellum, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the lovely work created by these ladies.  I’ve finished painting my craft studio, and I’m in the process of moving everything in and getting organized!  On Sunday, I will share a cute decorative project I did last night to help liven up the space and add some color and inspiration to my room.  Stay tuned next week when I unveil the completed studio with a virtual tour of my favorite new place!

Don’t forget to sign up for the one-to-one swap!  I can’t wait to see what you are creating.  Swaps are a fun way to interact and create together.  The details and registration link are below.

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, I would love to get one to you.  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

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited about the launch of the new 2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many awesome products in there.  I would love the chance to see what you are creating.  Let’s do a one-to-one swap!  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!  The motto of Stampin’ Up! is Inspire, Create, Share.  This swap is the perfect opportunity for us to support one another and share all our creative ideas.  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!


Do you have $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog?  Do you want to purchase Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers now, without having to wait until they are available to the public?  If so, now is a great time to join my team.  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.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 10-16

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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 16.

 

Project Life Meets Ray of Sunshine – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project was actually inspired by a journaling card from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  I saw the raindrop pattern at the top of the card and immediately thought of the girls with the umbrella from the In This Together stamp set.   From there, inspiration was born!

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (3 of 6)

The Project Life card with the raindrops was a lined card intended for scrapbook journaling.  The lines didn’t suit my purpose, so I combined it with another Project Life card with clouds on it.  I glued the cards together and then cut them to the size I wanted for the front of my card.  Next, I mounted that panel onto a mat in Basic Gray.  Then I added a length of Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon at the seam where the two cards joined.

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (2 of 6)
I stamped my So Saffron card base with the sun and the polka dot border from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to assist with perfect placement of the polkadots.  Then I added my “rainy day” panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the girls from the In This Together stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black Ink and colored them using a combination of Stampin’ Write markers and Stampin’ Blendabilities (available soon, I’ll keep you posted).  I cut the image out with my paper snips and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (4 of 6)

Finally, I stamped the polka dot border from Kinda Eclectic in Soft Sky on card stock of the same color.  Then, I stamped the sunshine greeting from the Ray of Sunshine stamp set in Basic Gray.  I just love the sentiments in that set!  I thought this one went perfectly with my rainy day theme!  I cut my sentiment out using Banner Framelits dies (the third from the center) and sponged around the edges in Basic Gray ink.

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (6 of 6)

For the inside of the card, I mirrored the stamping that I did on my card base.  I love that polka dot border!  I think the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is going to get a lot of ink time from me.  It also has a gorgeous leaf stamp in it which will be the perfect accompaniment for so many of my floral stamps!

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (5 of 6)

The In this Together stamp set is not my usual style, but I really like working with it.  It has some adorable girly images in it.  I am also enjoying using Project Life items in my cards.  It is sort of a fun challenge to see how I will incorporate them next!

Check out the links below to see how these talented ladies are using Project Life:

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.

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 10-16

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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 16.


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:  So Saffron -4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Basic Gray – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel; Project Life cards combined and cut to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Whisper White – Stamp of girls from “In This Together” stamp set; Soft Sky banner

Work of Art Gift Bag… A Sneak Preview from Stampin’ Up!

On Wednesday, I shared with you the lovely coasters that I made for my mom for mother’s day.  Today, I’m going to show you how I used the fabulous Work of Art stamp set form Stampin’ Up! to create a super cute gift bag to put them in.  This stamp set is one of the brand new sets that will be available with the release of the new annual catalog on June 1st.  I just received my catalogs in the mail yesterday and I will be sending out complimentary copies to my customers!  If you place a $25 order with me during the month of May you will receive a copy of the new catalog in the mail for your reading enjoyment!  Just one more reason to go ahead and order those items from the Spring occasions catalog and the retiring list before they are gone!  Happy shopping! (I will also be launching a new customer loyalty program soon.  Every $25 purchase will earn creativity credits that can be used for free stuff.  More details will follow, but all orders placed during the month of May will qualify.)

Work of Art (2 of 7)-Edit

Isn’t that just adorable?  I know my mom will love it, and it was really quick and easy too!  If you are a fan of this project, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Also, if you find inspiration from my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click the “follow” button in the sidebar to subscribe.  Please help me get to 200 followers by telling your friends who love crafting about my blog!

Work of Art (7 of 7)-Edit

I started my project by cutting a banner in Whisper White card stock using the second largest Banner Framelits Die.  Then I trimmed the banner to be 2″ wide and punched the top using my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.   Next, I stamped the “paint stroke” stamps from Work of Art in Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Then I stamped my sentiment on top using Stazon Black ink.

Work of Art (4 of 7)-Edit

For a layered effect, I cut strips of Designer Series Paper (from the In Color DSP stack) in Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used my hexagon punch to create the banner end at the bottom.  Then I adhered the layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tied a length of Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim around them.

Work of Art (3 of 7)-Edit

Next, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the chevron image across the bottom of a white gift bag in Coastal Cabana ink.  I stamped the circle image in Strawberry Slush above the chevrons to get a polkadot effect.  To add a little dimension, I stamped off for some of the circles and stamped others full strength.

Work of Art (6 of 7)-Edit

I think the packaging of this gift is almost as great as what is inside.  I can’t wait to give them to my mom!  I hope you will give this a try too.  Be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for future inspiration!  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  One great thing about being a demonstrator is getting to preview some of the new products before they are available to the general public!  But don’t worry, you will be able to purchase the Work of Art stamp set from Stampin’ Up! in just a few short weeks.  In the meantime, if you need any stamping supplies you can shop now in my online store!  I would love to help you out.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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

WEEKLY DEALS for May 5 – 12

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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 12.


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.