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One of my favorite sets in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog is Honey Bee.  It coordinates with the Detailed Bees dies and will be one of the sets retiring on June 2, 2020.  The Golden Honey DSP was a Sale-A-Bration gift at the $50 level and is no longer available but there is still a way to receive a pack of this gorgeous paper.  See the contest below for all the details!

I didn’t stamp too much on this card because I wanted the detail in the DSP to showcase the card.  Also I didn’t use the dies so it is perfect for a beginning or casual stamper.  To step it up you could die cut the bee on the front and attach with dimensionals to give it some depth.  

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For the card base I didn’t use a full piece of cardstock.  When closed it gives the illusion of a full card but when you open the flap you have the greeting hiding behind the bee and another layer of DSP with ribbon so the inside is as pretty as the front.

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Card Dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 6 3/8″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – cut two
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 5 3/8″ and 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Black Foil – 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Black & Gold Honeycomb DSP 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Bee and flower DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gold metallic-edge ribbon 5″

Directions:

  • Stamp the bee on a small Whisper White square using Black Stazon ink with the greeting above. Color the bee body with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker.  Add some shimmer to the wings with Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp the flowers on the other Whisper White square again using the Stazon ink.  Color with the Crushed Curry marker.
  • To create the coordinating black ribbon, lay the ribbon on your grid paper, place a sheet of cardboard behind it.  Taking a Basic Black blend color the Gold Edged ribbon, set aside to dry.  Since the Blends are alcohol based they dry pretty quick.  This works for any light colored ribbon, using this technique you can always have ribbon to match your projects!
  • Attach the honeycomb DSP to the gold foil panel and then place on the flap on the left of the card front
  • Attach the bee panel to the gold foil square then attach to the flap in the center as shown, taking care to only put adhesive on the RIGHT side.  That way the card will open.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the bee and floral DSP attaching to the panel in the back.  Attach entire panel to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the inside greeting to the black foil square then to the center of the card, making sure the outer greeting completely covers this panel.  This will hide the “surprise” for the recipient.

Try using the ribbon technique and fold with other stamp sets and Designer Series Paper, I would love to see what you come up with!  Send me your creations and I will display them in my customer gallery!

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Additional Supplies:

How to win a package of the Golden Honey DSP

Love the Golden Honey DSP but didn’t get a package when Sale-A-Bration was going on?  Well now is your chance!  All you have to do is:
  • purchase the Honey Bee Bundle or the Honey Bee Stamp Set and
  • use Hostess code DJPSQ474 when placing your order and
  • you will be placed into a drawing to win a package of Golden Honey DSP!

BONUS: When using the Hostess Code DJPQ474 and placing an order $35 or more you will receive a DSP sampler pack as a free gift as a thank you for supporting my business!

The winner will be announced on June 3rd and the DSP pack will be shipped to the address on your order.  Be sure to place your order soon, retiring products are only available until June 2, 2020 or while supplies last.

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If you have any questions on the project featured, please let me know. I would be happy to help!

Happy stamping!

Jo

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

 

Bye..Bye..Bye

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With the anticipation of the new Annual Catalog also comes the sadness of saying good bye to some of our favorite sets, colors and accessories. What are some of your favorites? If there are any items on the retired list that have been on your wish list, now is the time to get them before they are gone!

See Annual 2019-2020 Catalog Retired List Here

See January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Retired List Here

Place an order over $35.00 using the host code DJPSQ474 and receive a Designer Series Paper Sampler as a personal thank you from me! Your sampler will be mailed to the address on your order at the end of May.

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Here are some of my favorites that are retiring.  Remember, this is just a partial list of all the products leaving, be sure to view the entire list by clicking above.  And don’t forget to place your orders as soon as possible, the retiring products are only available until June 2, 2020 or while supplies last.

From 2019-2020 Annual Catalog:

From January – June 2020 Mini Catalog:
If you have any questions on any of the retiring products, please let me know!
Happy stamping!
~Jo
~Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

Sale-A-Brate good times, come on!

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“There’s a party goin’ on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you”

~Kool and the Gang – Celebration  Writers: Bell Robert Earl, Bell Ronald Nathan

Yes it’s time to Sale-A-Brate all things stamping and start earning FREE products!

From January 3, 2020 – March 31, 2020 you have three ways to Sale-A-Brate; by placing orders, hosting (or placing a qualified single order) and by joining the Stampin’ Up! family and my team, Stampers of DistINKtion.  This annual sale is by far the best one Stampin’ Up! offers and it’s a great way to stretch your stamping dollar!

2020 SAB catalog

VIEW SALE-A-BRATION FLYER

Let’s break it down….

 

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For every $50 you spend you get to choose from two different levels of products; Level 1 ($50) and Level 2 ($100).  Let’s say you spend $100 you can choose two Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products or one Level 2 product.  And there is no limit to how many products you can earn!  Once you hit $150 you will start earning Stampin’ Rewards for more free products!

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Next up when you host a workshop and sales are at least $300 you will earn the exclusive Little Ladybug set! You can also earn the set with a qualifying single order of $300. For the single $300 order it cannot be part of a workshop it must be a separate order.  This versatile set is perfect for so many occasions, and who can resist these adorable ladybugs?

 

 

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Finally you will earn bonus products when you sign up during Sale-A-Bration.  The kit is always $99 and you get to choose $125 worth of stamps and accessories which is already a bargain, but during this promotion you will also get an exclusive mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler AND your choice of any stamp set offered in any current catalog (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets are excluded)!!

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So lets get ready to Sale-A-Brate!  If you have any questions please let me know!!

Happy Stamping!!

Jo

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

 

12″ x 12″ Sampler featuring the Parisian Blossoms Suite

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My favorite project that I made for my presentation at OnStage in Hartford was my 12 x 12 sampler using a bit of everything from the entire suite.  I guess you like it too as I have received so many emails and comments asking for close up pictures and a template to download.  So here you go!!  If you have any questions, please send me an email!

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For the Eiffel Tower I stamped the image from Parisian Beauty on Champagne foil paper with VersaMark then thermal embossed with black embossing powder.  I then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  The base of this panel was Champagne foil and I added the Parisian Blossoms DSP on top.  The paper it is Petal Pink and the script is in Champagne foil, so beautiful!  I attached the image with mini dimensionals and stamped “Amour” in memento black on Whisper White and punched it out with my  Classic Label punch, I mounted in on Champagne foil and trimmed.  This was also attached with mini dimensionals.

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This floral spray from Forever Blossoms was done the same way as the Eiffel Tower. I really love how the black contrasts with the shiny foil it really makes the image stand out.  For the saying I stamped “Love” on Whisper White and used the Stitched Shapes to cut it out, then mounted it on a piece of  Champagne foil cut from Layering Ovals.  Both were attached using mini dimensionals.

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On the center panel I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and colored with Dark & Light Pool Party and Old Olive Blends then cut them out with the matching dies.  I used the Petal Pink Satin Ribbon with Champagne metallic edging behind the saying and added a few Champagne Rhinestones.

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For the remaining panels I wanted to use as much of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper as I could, adding accents of the smaller flowers, rhinestones and ribbon.  The new Label Me Lovely punch was used on two of the sayings.  This punch is not part of the Suite but will be in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog (available January 3, 2020).

I came up with the design by starting in the middle with a large square and then built off that.  I wanted something a bit different from the usual squares and to show the beautiful suite and how all the products coordinate so beautifully together.  Feel free to download the template below to use in your own projects.

Download the 12 x 12 Sampler Template

This sampler was made with my son Michael and his fiance Jen in mind.  They are getting married next October and it would make a perfect gift for a special couple.  I hope this inspires you to make your own samplers to celebrate someone special to you!

See more projects made with the Parisian Blossoms Suite

If you would like to get a copy of the 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog please let me know and I will send one out when they are available!

Happy stamping!

Jo

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 OnStage Hartford, CT – Parisian Blossoms Presentation

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I have been a demonstrator for quite some time and have attended quite a few Stampin’ Up! events but I never imagined getting a phone call from Stampin’ Up! asking me to present at an OnStage event! I was so honored and excited to be chosen; it was something I never dreamed would ever happen to me.

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One of the greatest joys of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting together with other demonstrators to share ideas and get inspired by each others creativity at a Stampin’ Up! sponsored event!  Of course getting to see the new catalogs and products before anyone else is another big plus!  I was at the Hartford, CT OnStage Event with approx 1,000 demonstrators in attendance.  I had so much fun sharing with everyone I never even gave it a thought that there were that many of you there, I just felt like I was talking to 1,000 of my closest friends!!

I was given the Parisian Blossoms Suite which will be available in the 2020 Mini/Occasions Catalog.  This suite features two stamp sets with coordinating dies, DSP in Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink and Pool Party with Champagne Foil accents, Petal Pink satin ribbon with Champagne metallic edging, a 3D embossing folder and Champagne Rhinestones. Everything in the suite not only coordinates beautifully together but they will work with so many stamp sets from the annual catalog making it a perfect companion to items you may already own.  The set is aptly named, since Paris is the City of Love, and the suite centers on love.  Making it perfect for weddings, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day but it will also work beautifully when paired with other sentiments from the Annual Catalog for just about any occasion.

My assignment was to create three projects focused on the beginner stamper, the casual stamper and the avid stamper.  As many of you know I love to embellish, layer and add ribbon.  The simple cards were quite the challenge to say the least.

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First up for the beginner stamper is a card perfect for someone who is just starting out and won’t have a lot of supplies yet but still wants to make a card they can be proud of.  The card uses Whisper White cardstock, Pool Party and Memento Black ink.  I stamped a simple background using Parisian Beauty and added the Eiffel Tower on top.  A quick sentiment and you are done.  If you want to add a little something extra you can color in the Eiffel Tower with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. This is a great tool for a beginner.  It’s very simple; you just color! There is no artistic skill involved and it yields beautiful results every time!

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Next up is a card for the casual stamper.  This stamper wants simple designs that they won’t get frustrated by but they also want the cards to have a little bit more detail such as DSP or ribbon.  I built on the beginner design substituting the stamped background for DSP.  This gorgeous paper features the script in Champagne Foil on Petal Pink.  I then stamped the Eiffel Tower and saying in Smoky Slate for a softer effect.  I again used Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.  Both pieces were mounted on Pool Party then attached to the card with dimensionals to step it up a bit.

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Finally for the avid stamper, that person who has to have it all and loves to craft all the time….a Double Z Fold card!  I used a bit of everything from all the items in the suite, which came together perfectly.

The card was designed for a wedding  and I know any happy couple would love to receive this.  I used Petal Pink for both the card base and the insert.  I added DSP to each panel of the card base and set that aside.  Next, for the insert I used Pool Party cardstock.  The first panel was run through the 3D Parisian Flourish embossing folder, the second panel I stamped the saying from the beginner card and the third panel was stamped with the large floral stamp from Forever Blossoms using Pool Party ink for both.  Before attaching to the insert I wrapped the last panel with the Petal Pink ribbon securing in the back.

Now for the accent pieces.  The Eiffel Tower was stamped in Smoky Slate and “Amour” was cut from Basic Black cardstock both using the Parisian Dies.  I stamped the large floral spray, the smaller flowers and the leaves in Smoky Slate and colored with Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Blends then they were cut out using the Cherry Blossoms Dies.  The saying was stamped in Smoky Slate and punched out using the Label Me Fancy punch (available in the 2020 January – June Mini catalog, it is not part of this suite).  All accent pieces were attached to the insert using dimensionals and “Amour” with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Below is my entire presentation including how to assemble the Double Z Fold Card.

For a PDF of the card dimensions [CLICK HERE]

Additional project ideas using this suite and sets from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog:

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To see details on how to make this sampler including a PDF Template to download [CLICK HERE]

If you have any questions on any of the projects shown above, feel free to contact me!!  And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. There will be some videos coming your way based around this awesome suite! 😉

Interested in joining the fun by attending a Stampin’ Up! sponsored event?  The only requirement is that you are an active demonstrator.  As a demonstrator you will receive a discount on your stamping supplies, get to see the new catalogs before anyone else and be part of an amazing community of stampers.  I think stampers are some of the most caring people out there, don’t you!  There are so many types of demonstrators; those that only want to get their stamps and accessories at a discount, some want a way to earn money on a part-time basis around their family’s’ busy schedule and some want to make it a full-time career.  It’s your business to do as you would like, I will support you any way I can to help YOU achieve YOUR goals. If you would like more information about what it means to be a demonstrator or about joining my team, Stampers of DistINKtion [CLICK HERE].

This suite will be available January 4, 2020.  If you would like a copy of the catalog please send me an email and I will get one out to you when they are available!

Happy stamping!

Jo

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

Online Extravaganza Event!

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Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! Be sure to stock up on your favorites!!

For three days only, you can get these deals:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • Neutrals Collection – single packs or pads
  • Regals Collection – single packs or pads
  • 2018–2020 In Colors – single packs or pads
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy) – single packs or pads

Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

  • 8 bundles
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

Bundles on Sale:

Happy Stamping!!

Jo

~Making the world a better place one card at a time!