Quick n’ Easy Saturday: A Christmas Card for Everyone

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a super easy Christmas card and since no special tools, like the Big Shot, are required it is perfect for any level of stamper.  It uses the stamp set Wonderful Year, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, a small bow and of course a little bling! Enjoy!
 
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Card Dimensions:
  • Real Red Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Real Red cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3 3/4″
  • Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – 4″ – 5″

Supplies Used:

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

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Thinking Outside of the Framelit!

Something I like to do is think outside of the box when it comes to stamps, punches or in this case framelits.  While they are fantastic to use for their intended purpose I love the challenge of trying to find a new use for them.

Today’s share uses the Layering Ovals, Snow Friends and Cupcake Cutouts Framelits to create an adorable fall pumpkin!  Enjoy!

For a video tutorial on how to use the Big Shot [CLICK HERE]

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Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP (Pumpkin Pie graph check pattern) 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Pumpkin Pie – scrap pieces to cut 5 ovals
  • Garden Green – scrap pieces to cut the swirl and top hat

Framelits Used:

  • Oval Framelit – Inner dimension  1 1/4″ at the widest part x 2 1/4″ long
  • Top Hat – from Snow Friends
  • Swirl – from Cupcake Cutouts

Supplies Used:

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

Time to Stock Up on Designer Series Paper!

From October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 select Designer Series Papers are on sale….buy three get the fourth one for FREE!  You can mix and match any way you choose. See below for the designs available during this promotion.

Here are few ideas using the One Sheet Wonder technique. This is a great way to make several cards at once to have on hand or they can make a great gift for someone! Something to think about with the holidays around the corner.

To learn more about One Sheet Wonder and get a template to use in your own designs [CLICK HERE]

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Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

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Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper #141660

Choose from the following designs:

To shop now and stock up before the sale ends [CLICK HERE]

Don’t forget!  With any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper!  Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online.  I will send your gift to the address used for your order.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code.  I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Thank you for visiting!  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! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!
Happy Stamping!
 ~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

 

Take a Walk Down Candy Cane Lane

During the month of October, Stampin’ Up! is offering a great deal on Designer Series Paper (“DSP”)…Buy three packs and get the fourth pack for FREE. Now is the time to stock up on these gorgeous papers and take full advantage of this awesome sale!!

[Click here for the full list of Designer Series Papers on Sale]

Now on to today’s share! Today’s card features the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch (available separately or as a bundle), Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and the fun DSP Candy Cane Lane, which happens to be one of the Designer Series Papers on sale. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Real Red cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (Assorted Mints) – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Real Red cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – scrap piece approx. 2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape – 3 1/2″ (2 pieces)

Supplies Used:

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

 

 

 

Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Little Vampire Card

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a cute Halloween card featuring the sets Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and a touch of Wink of Stella!  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Gray cardstock  – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Whishper White cardstock – scrap piece approx. 2″ x  2 3/4″ (for the vampire)

Supplies Used:

 

Celebrate World Card Making Day!

There is no better way to let someone know you are thinking about them than by sending them a hand stamped card. We seem to only send cards on those important days like birthdays, anniversaries or holidays but a  card is such a simple way to say…I’m thinking about you or I’m here for you.

To help with your card making, from October 1st – October 5th, Stampin’ Up! is offering several card making essentials on sale.  And from October 1st – October 31st, Designer Series Paper is buy three get one FREE! Time to stock up on these staples!

Please see below for full selection of products available during this promotion.

So this year on October 1st, get out your stamping supplies, get together with friends and make someone a card just to let them know how important they are to you!

[Click here to see all card making essentials on sale 10/1/16 – 10/5/16]

[Click here to see the DSP on special for the Buy 3 get 1 FREE sale from 10/1/16 – 10/31/16]

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Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedule or video, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!  Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo

 

Halloween Treat Box

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Hello everyone!

It has been a very busy few weeks, between family commitments and not feeling well,  I apologize that I have not been able to devote as much time to my stamping business as usual. But the beauty of having my own business is that I can set my own hours and if I need to take a little time off I can.  That’s one of the reason I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  As long as I meet my minimum requirements for the quarter I can take off as much time as I need to.

But I am back and have been busy in my stamp room this past week creating projects and videos for the upcoming holiday season, I can’t wait to share them with you!  I also spent the entire day with two fellow demonstrators on Saturday planning our upcoming classes showcasing all the great products in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and including some great gift ideas.

Today’s share is a cute little Halloween Treat Box utilizing the Gift Box Punch Board. This tool is amazing!  It can make several different sized boxes in both square and rectangle shapes and once you get the hang of it they are so easy to put together. Not only great for holidays treats and small gifts but perfect for wedding favors too!

Enjoy!

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Project Dimensions:

  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 8″ x 8″ (this will make a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ box)
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock ( 2″ x 5 1/2″ used for the mummy & skeleton)
  • Whisper White cardstock – small scrap approx. 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the tag
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP – 2″ x 12″ (I used the striped DSP)
  • Silver Glitter Ribbon – 22″
  • Silver Thread – 6″

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedule or video, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! And in October Stampin’ Up! has some terrific specials planned that you will definitely want to take advantage of!!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!  Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo

October Class Schedules

Let’s get ready to celebrate both Halloween and World Card Making Day!  

World Card Making Day is October 1st this year and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by getting together with us and create 5 cards that are perfect for a variety of occasions!

And let’s not forget Halloween!  You will be making a set of adorable “BOO” boxes using the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series paper, two little treat boxes using the Jar of Haunts set and a treat bag using the set Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating punch!

For more details and class dates please click here!

I can’t wait to see you all in Ocober!!

~Jo

 

 

 

New Holiday Catalog Highlights!

Here are some videos brought to you by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the fabulous new stamps and accessories available now through January 3, 2017!

Products Showcased Today:

Please let me know if you have any questions about any Stampin’ Up! product. And if you would like to see a video showcasing a particular stamp set, how to use a tool or accessory send me an email I would be happy hear your thoughts and ideas! I’ll be sure to mention you if I use your idea!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo

Say Hello to the 2016 Holiday Catalog!

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I love everything about the Holidays.  Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, all the baking and of course getting to create holiday cards to share.  This catalog is amazing and offers such a variety of stamps and accessories I know there is something for everyone.

I will be showcasing holiday cards, gift wrap ideas and decor over the next few months to inspire you to get crafting this holiday season.  I hope you will join me this holiday season, I have so many ideas to share and I will have a few other surprises too! Please make sure you click “follow” on my blog or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single post!

Now on to today’s share!  For the first card idea from the new catalog I am using a Suite that really caught my eye when I first looked at the catalog, Petals and Paisleys.  The stamp set is so versatile it can be used for many occasions not just Thanksgiving.  The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and features the colors Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla and copper foil.  Also in the suite are a ribbon trio, copper foil sheets, a textured impressions embossing folder and a coordinating cardstock pack.

I hope you enjoy my first share from the new catalog. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petals and Paisleys DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Dijon – 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – scrap piece approx 1 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used: