Designer Series Paper Sale – Featuring Magnolia Lane DSP

09-19_dmain_dsp_naThere are only a few days left to take advantage of the annual Designer Series Paper Sale (“DSP”)!!  It is going on right now and ends on September 30, 2019.  For every three packs of select DSP you purchase, you get one pack for FREE.  Time to stock up on your favorites and use that gorgeous DSP in all your creations!

Designer Series Paper included in Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer

One of my favorites, Magnolia Lane, is included in this sale.

When I was growing up my mother had the most gorgeous magnolia tree in the yard.  I always loved how it would blossom in the spring with the delicate pink and white blooms.  She has been gone eighteen years now but when I saw the Magnolia Lane Suite in the catalog it instantly brought back those fond memories and it was number one on my wish list.

The suite consists of; the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, Magnolia Memory Dies, Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More cards and envelopes, the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments, and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends combo pack.

All these items can be purchased separately, the stamp set and dies as a bundle (save 10%) or new this year get the entire suite with just one item number and still save 10% on the stamp set and dies!

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I had so much fun playing with this suite, the ideas just kept flowing!  The Designer Series Paper can be used as a background or as an accent on the card but some of the blooms can be cut out using the coordinating dies.
Card #1:
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I used a Basic Black card base.  Along the right side of the Petal Pink panel,  I stamped the magnolia bud using Petal Pink ink to create a tone on tone effect.  Then I layered a piece of DSP on the left and wrapped a piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon across the middle securing in the back.  The saying is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink then cut out using a Stitched Oval die and three little pears are added to the middle.  It is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  The blooms on the DSP paper used, can be cut from one of the coordinating dies.
Card #2:
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For this card I stamped the magnolia bud using Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored it with Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Blends and cut out with the matching die. I stamped the saying on Whisper White with Mossy Meadow and cut it and a Petal Pink piece out using the Stitched Nested Labels.  The card base is Petal Pink with a layer of Mossy Meadow and a piece of DSP.  This time I ran the ribbon vertically and attached to the card base.  Then then attach the bud on top of the saying then to the card base with dimensionals.
Card #3:
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This was a fun card because I love to color!  The large bloom was stamped with Memento ink on Whisper White and then colored with Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Blends.  I ran a panel of Petal Pink through the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder to create some texture.  On the bottom a piece of beautiful striped DSP.  And yup I used the Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon again, can you tell I love this ribbon???  The saying was stamped using Mossy Meadow ink, cut with a Stitched oval die and a few pearl accents were added.  The flower and saying were attached to the card front with dimensionals.
Card #4:
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This is my favorite, a fun bridge card!  The card base is Petal Pink with a Mossy Meadow bridge.  The two outer panels have floral DSP with striped DSP on the the two inner panels.  The bloom is colored with blends and the sayings are stamped with Mossy Meadow.
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To assemble the card, after attaching all DSP and center panels fold the card over as shown.  Attach the assembled bridge to the two outer panels only so when opens it creates that 3D look but folds flat for the envelope!
I hope these projects have inspired you to use Designer Series Paper in your own projects!

Don’t forget the sale ends on Monday September 30th!

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~Jo
Making the world a happier place one card at a time

September 2019 Online Class – Perfectly Plaid

Have you wanted to take a class but can’t get to one of the monthly classes I offer?

Would you like to do the class on your own at your own pace in the comfort of your own home?

Maybe you live out of my area?

If you answered yes to any of the above….my online class is perfect for you!

For this months class I will be featuring the Wrapped in Plaid Suite found on pages 14 – 16 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog.

I hope you will invite me into your home for some stamping fun!

Projects for September:

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Each card includes a finished inside panel with sentiment and layers to compliment the front of the card. Envelopes are also included.

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How the class works:

  • The cost is $55.00 USD which includes all shipping and handling plus 8% sales tax for Albany, New York (where the products will be shipped).
  • A link is provided below to pay via PayPal.  The charge will show up from Stamp Til You Drop – Perfectly Plaid Online Class
  • Please email me with the address where you would like your class materials sent.
  • Orders must be placed no later than 12:00 noon EST on September 30, 2019.
  • I will place the order on September 30, 2019.  All products will be sent to me.  When received (approx October 10, 2019) I will send the stamp set and punch to you along with all your class materials.  The box will be shipped to you via USPS Priority shipping.
  • I will email you with a PDF of the written instructions plus all measurements and supplies used.  You will also receive the link to the online class video.
  • You will be notified when your class materials are shipped and given a tracking number.
  • I will include a special surprise with all orders as a special thank you!

What do you get with your $55.00 class fee:

  • Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set
  • Pine Tree Punch
  • All pre-cut, pre-scored materials including all accessories (ribbon, rhinestones pearls etc.) needed to complete each project.
  • Written directions including all measurements with a PDF link
  • A link to an exclusive online video of the class so you can follow along

What is not included with class materials:

  • Inks.  You will need the following colors; Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy and Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic
  • Sponge dauber or sponge
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive

If you need any additional class materials please visit my online store!

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Happy Stamping!

~Joanne

Making the world a happier place, once card at a time!

Happiness Blooms Suite

It’s been some time since I have posted and I am excited to be back sharing some projects with you!  I finally had some time to play this weekend and once I got started with this suite it was hard to stop!!

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Cards made using the stamp sets Bloom by Bloom from the 2019 Occasions catalog and Part of My Story from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog

The minute I saw this suite at OnStage in Orlando I knew I had to have it. I just love the bold images and bright colors, it just makes me happy looking at it!  But I think my favorite thing about this set has to be how all the products work so well together, the possibilities are bound only by your imagination.

This suite not only contains a 17 piece photopolymer set and 4 mini punches, but there is coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP), satin ribbon, enamel dots, a textured inpressions embossing folder, cardstock pack, and a Memories & More card pack with matching cards and envelopes!  This suite has so many pieces it takes up a full three pages in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Although the set doesn’t have any sayings, I found the exclusive Sale-A-Bration set, Part of My Story worked really well.  As a bonus, during Sale-A-Bration (SAB) spend $50 and you can get the Part of My Story set for free!

Lets get started!

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First up I used a sheet of Happiness Blooms DSP, matching Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch cardstock, Pineapple Punch 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Happiness Blooms enamel dots in Pineapple Punch and my go to Layering Oval framelits.  The saying is stamped using Call Me Clover ink.

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This card shows some versatility to the set.  I started with another sheet of the DSP, this time in stripes. Night of Navy is the card base and a layer behind the Whisper White piece making the stamped images really pop.   For the butterfly I used the smallest flower and Calypso Coral ink to make wings.  For the body I used the Dark Night of Navy blend and drew it freehand, adding little antennae.  A little epoxy heart was placed over the inked heart to give it a little shine. This card is very easy to make and doesn’t require any special tools, perfect for a beginning stamper.

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This card is stunning in person, since it showcases the Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheet, available only during SAB with a $50 purchase.  It has a holographic look and is a must have for one of your free SAB items! I wish I could have really captured the beautiful colors in the photo.

The foil sheet is embossed with the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing folder and paired with some DSP. A piece of Calypso Coral 3/8″ Satin Ribbon covers the seam and adds another layer of sheen to the card. Call Me Clover and Calypso Coral are the cardsock colors used along with Whisper White.  Inks used were Grapefruit Grove for the flower, Call Me Clover for the stem and Night of Navy for the little dots to match the DSP.

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Cards made using the Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack and matching Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

After I played only with the the set and some of the products from the suite I really wanted to dive into the whole suite. You can make some really simple notecards and full sized cards using the Happiness Blooms Memories & Blooms Card Pack and the coordinating Happiness Blooms Memories and More Cards & Envelopes.

If you aren’t sure what a card pack is, the pack contains 50 double sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ sizes, 6 single sided 4″ x 6″ specialty cards (the designs are all embossed!!) and 4 coordinating sticker sheets.  The matching cards and envelopes  have small and large cards that fit the 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ cards perfectly.  One side is Night of Navy and the inside is white.  The envelopes are white and have Night of Navy stripes along the inside flap.

These are perfect for when you need a card but are short on time or just starting out with paper crafting and have limited supplies.  There is no stamping needed just attach one of the pre-printed cards to the front of the matching card and voila, a card ready to use!!  You can leave them as is or step them up a notch adding some embellishments such as stickers from the card pack or from the suite.

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This is a perfect example of just attaching the card to the front of a little notecard like the card on the left.  It looks great as it is, the saying is already pre-printed and has a coordinating border.  If you have a few more minutes go ahead and step it up a bit.  I added a few enamel dots to the center of several flowers,  then I punched a matching flower using one of the Bitty Blooms mini punches and Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  I added an enamel dot to match the ones on the card and raised it with a mini dimensional.

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For these two I added “Time to Celebrate”, one of the stickers from the card pack, to the Congratulations card with mini dimesionals and a few enamel dots here and there.  On the little Love and Laughter notecard, I kept it simple with just a small Pineapple Punch 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon bow.

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On these two I added stickers from the card pack to both cards.  Everything is so beautifully coordinated it really makes these cards easy.  To give them a little dimension the flowers were raised with mini dimensionals.

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These two were very simple.  Since the backgrounds were so pretty I only wanted add a small embellishment.  To each I added flower stickers from the card pack and to make them pop some a little enamel dot in the center.

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To the Thinking of You card on the left I added the little strand of  circles, another sticker from the pack and three sizes of enamel dots.  To the Love & Happiness card I colored two of the small Epoxy Heart Droplets with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend.  Since the marker is alcohol based you can color these embellishments to match your project or leave as is and it won’t wipe off.

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These two cards I stepped up a little bit more.  For the Happy Birthday card I punched the small flowers from a sheet in the Happiness Blooms DSP pack and added enamel dots to the center of each.  Then each was attached to the card with a mini dimensional and I  added a bow made from two pieces of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine.  The notecard on the right uses stickers from the pack including “Thank You”, flowers and leaves.  Again they were attached to the card using mini dimensionals.

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This last card really steps it up.  I used one of the specialty cards from the pack that is embossed.  It’s really hard to see the embossed flowers in this picture but the one below really shows how shiny they are.

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Instead of using the coordinating cards from the suite I used a Lovely Lipstick cardbase and a layer of Night of Navy behind the embossed flower card. I cut an oval piece from the center of the floral panel before attaching to the Night of Navy panel since this will be covered by the saying. This really gives you more out of your specialty paper. From the piece I cut out, I punched the little flowers out using one of the Bitty Blooms punches.  To get the leaves I cut a small narrow strip from one of the other specialty cards that had embossed Call Me Clover circles and punched little leaves using the leaf punch from the Bitty Blooms punch pack. The saying is from Part of My Story and I stamped it in Night of Navy ink on a large scallop of Whisper White cardstock.   This was mounted to an oval of Night of Navy and attached to the card using dimensionals.

I hope you have as much fun with this set as I did this weekend!

If you purchase the entire suite, add a pack of mini dimensionals and a roll of ribbon you will get to $100.00 giving you both the Foil Sheets and the Part of My Story stamp set for FREE!

To learn about Sale-A-Bration and see other products you can earn CLICK HERE.

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Happy Stamping!

~Jo

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!!!

In the jungle..the mighty jungle..

I bet you now have the classic song by the The Tokens stuck in your head right now, I know I do.  While I type this I’ll just be singing a-weema- weh, a weema weh,a weema-weh……

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I am loving the Animal Outing set right now, not only does it have the cutest images but it just screams out to be colored by Stampin’ Blends.  This bright cheery card was one of my projects for my stamp club this month and my ladies LOVED it!  It features Lemon Lime Twist paired with Smoky Slate and focuses on the little Rhino and his bird friend. And what makes this set even better, I received it for free when I went to OnStage this past April.

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It is an easy card perfect for any level stamper.  Don’t be intimidated by the Blends, they are super forgiving and easy to use.  If you love to color this is the project for you!

Directions:

  • You will need Smoky Slate for your card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (4″ x 5 1/4″), a strip of Whisper White (2 1/4″ x 4″), a strip of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) and a piece of Whisper White cut from the largest Stitched Square framelit.

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  • Next stamp the rhino image onto the stitched square using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Hint: When using blends you need to use a dye based ink so the lines don’t blur.  And when water coloring you need to use a solvent or archival ink.  Just remember opposites attract.  When using alcohol to color with use a dye or water based ink and when applying water use a solvent based ink.

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  • Next you want to color your image using Stampin’ Blends.  I used light & dark Crumb Cake for his horn, light and dark Granny Apple Green for the little bird, dark Pineapple Punch for his beak, light and dark Smoky Slate for his body, light Flirty Flamingo for the inside of his ears and light Granny Apple Green for the grass.  If you make a mistake and go outside the lines or want to add a highlight you will use the Color Lifter.

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  • Stamp the greeting on the bottom using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Stamp the leaves around the edges using Lemon Lime twist ink.  Attach the Lemon Lime Twist DSP to the Whisper White strip.

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To finish the card adhere DSP strip to the middle of the card using SNAIL and the entire panel to the card base.  Finally attach your little rhino to the middle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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As an added bonus the Animal Expedition is part of the Buy 3, get 1 FREE DSP sale during July!!  For more information CLICK HERE.

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I hope you have enjoyed this card!  As always if you have any questions please let me know!

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If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

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Happy Stamping!

~Jo

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

Time for a change – Part 2 – The New Ink Pad Design

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Welcome back!  Today’s post will focus on the new design of the classic ink pads.  Like I said in Part 1, change can be a good thing and I think the ink pad redesign is a wonderful change that will make your stamping much easier. You may wonder why the new design?  The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire and they can only be used certain number of times before it needs to be replaced.  Instead of ordering new molds of the same design, Stampin’ Up! decided to make some improvements that I know you will love!  In addition the ink has been reformulated to reduce bubbles, especially with brand new juicy pads.  This will ensure you get exceptional ink coverage on solid stamps.

Lets do a side by side comparison of the old pad versus the new pad:

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The new pads are a little more square, the outer case measures 3 5/8″ x 4 1/4″, with the ink pad itself measuring 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/2″.  The old style is slightly narrower and longer with the outer case measuring 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 3/4″ and the pad at 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″.

There are still grooves along the edge so you can easily grip the pad when inking larger stamps.

Now lets see the new improvements to the design:

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The old style pads have a lip running around the bottom edge.  Making them a little thicker and when stacking they tend to be a bit wobbly.

The new pads are completely flat except for four tiny little “pegs” on the bottom and four little holes on the top of each pad.

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This allows them to “lock” onto one another when stacking.  An added bonus the thinner design saves space!!

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When the pad is open you now can add a sticker to the inside allowing you to see the color at a glance.

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The label on the front has a larger color block with a small icon showing the color collection it belongs to.  While the In Colors on the old pads did show that they were in that collection the core colors did not.  I love this feature, if you are like me I keep my ink pads by collections.  Now at a glance I can make sure they are in the right grouping.

Opening your new pads:

The pads have been designed to open easier.  They also are not as loose as the old pads reducing the chance of the pad coming out of its track.  That being said here are step by step directions and tips on opening your new pads.

Step 1: Grasp the pad in your hand and place your thumb in the little groove. Then simply lift up and open as you would a compact. No more push and slide.  This may take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it opening them is super easy!  Tip: The pad will be stiff when you first open it,  but the more you open and close the pad it will loosen and the easier it will be to open.

Step 2: Once open, slide it along the track toward you and lock in place.  Again it will be stiff the first few uses.  This is normal and will loosen the more the pad is used.  The tighter fit is part of the design so the pad portion doesn’t come off the track.  Tip:  To help “grease” the track – try rubbing a birthday candle in the groove.  The wax will act as a lubricant.

Step 3: To close the pad grasp in your hand and place your finger in the channel pull sightly to unlock and then continue pulling until fully extended. Then flip over and snap closed.

Another final note on the ink pads.  Stampin’ Up! will no longer carry Archival Basic Black and Archival Basic Gray.   The Basic Gray will be replaced with a dye based Classic ink and be included the Neutrals Collection.  Note: You cannot use the Archival reinkers on the dye based pad you must use the classic Basic Gray reinker. 

As a substitute for the Archival Basic Black you will now use Jet Black StazOn for stamping on non-porus surfaces and  watercoloring.  When using your Blends you will continue to use your Tuxedo Black Memento pad.  Tip: Remember when choosing your ink pad, you want the ink to be the opposite of the medium you are using.  For watercoloring you want a solvent based pad (StazOn) and when using the alcohol based Blends you want a dye based ink (Memento or Stampin’ Up! Classic ink).

As a special promotion, you can purchase the 2018-2020 In Colors with the new pad design along with three different bundles  ranging in price from $57.00 – $127.50 and all include a free item as part of the promotion. These bundles are a sneak pre-view of the stunning Share What You Love Suite from the new 2018- 2019 Annual catalog and this offer includes an exclusive stamp that will not be available in the catalog.  See the video below for more details.

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The Gotta Have It All Bundle #149526 $127.50  The bundles includes all items pictured plus you will receive a package of Very Vanilla       8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes and the Exclusive Statement of the Heart Single stamp for FREE.

SHOP NOW FOR ITEMS FROM THE SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SUITE 

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As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.  I welcome your questions on any stamping technique, Stampin’ Up! products or suggestions for future posts.  Please email me anytime!!

Happy Stamping!

~Jo

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!