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!

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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Happy Stamping!

~Jo

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

Time for a change – Part 1 – The Color Revamp

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good  but you may gain something even better.”                                                                                                      ~ Unknown

I love change, whether a new hair style or color, moving furniture in my house or reorganizing things in my office or house.  But I know some people are resistant to change they like things to always stay the same.  No matter which category you are in,  I guarantee you are going to LOVE the new colors that Stampin’ Up! is introducing in the new 2018-2019 catalog!  I know I will miss a few of the retiring colors but the new fresh colors taking their place are so stunning I cannot wait to start creating with them!!  And not only are we getting new colors but the ink pads have been redesigned!!

First off let me explain what is happening with our exclusive color collection.  Each year five In-Colors are introduced and five In-Colors are retired.  These colors are around for two years so this year the colors from the 2016-2018 grouping will leave us and the 2018-2020 colors will be introduced.  That is usually it, but this year Stampin’ Up is doing a complete color revamp!  They are retiring thirteen colors and not only bringing back six previously retired colors but they are introducing ten brand new colors, for a total of sixteen new colors!!!  The collections have been reconfigured and they have added a Basics collection consisting of Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The last time a complete color overhaul took place like this was in 2010!  We did have a refresh in 2013 where several retired colors were brought back but there were no new colors  (other than the In Colors) introduced.

Now for the ink pad redesign.  We are all used to the push and flip method of opening the pads, now all you have to do is open the pad like a compact and slide the lid into place.  In addition to this the ink has been reformulated to reduce bubbles so you will get exceptional ink coverage.  All this in a flatter pad that stacks to save space and a sticker that gets placed inside so you can always see the color at a glance!

Since there is so much information I want to share with you, this post will be two-parts.  Be sure check back later this week for Part 2, an up close look at the new ink pad design, including several tips on using them!

And without further ado, let’s see the retiring In-Colors, the new group and the five from 2017-2019 that are staying for one more year!

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And here are the thirteen retiring colors and sixteen new colors…..

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As I mentioned there are now 5 color collections to choose from they are:

Basics – the foundation for your projects:

  • Whisper White
  • Very Vanilla
  • Basic Black

Neutrals – colors designed to go well with everything:

  • Merry Merlot **
  • Early Espresso
  • Soft Suede
  • Crumb Cake
  • Sahara Sand
  • Gray Granite **
  • Smoky Slate
  • Basic Gray
  • Mossy Meadow *
  • Night of Navy

Brights – vibrant happy colors:

  • Poppy Parade *
  • Melon Mambo
  • Flirty Flamingo *
  • Mango Melody **
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Granny Apple Green **
  • Coastal Cabana *
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Pacific Point
  • Gorgeous Grape **

Subtles – soft soothing colors:

  • Blushing Bride
  • Calypso Coral
  • Petal Pink **
  • So Saffron
  • Soft Sea Foam **
  • Pear Pizzaz
  • Mint Macaron *
  • Pool Party
  • Balmy Blue **
  • Highland Heather **

Regals – rich deep jewel tone colors:

  • Real Red
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Cajun Craze
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Crushed Curry
  • Old Olive
  • Garden Green
  • Shaded Spruce **
  • Blackberry Bliss *
  • Rich Razzleberry

* denotes a retired color returning      ** denotes a BRAND new color

I hope you are as excited about this color change as I am!!

If you want to stock up on the retiring colors don’t delay, once the stock has been depleted they will be gone forever!!!  If buying ink pads don’t forget a reinker!

SHOP NOW FOR RETIRING COLORS

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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.

Happy Stamping!

~Jo

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

 

 

It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate!!

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This is my absolute favorite time of the year!  Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and as an avid paper crafter I am always excited when I can get more for my stamping dollar. This year Stampin’ Up! went all out, not only can you choose from some awesome stamp sets, there is ribbon, Designer Series Paper, Kits, Thinlits, and a even a Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!  And not only can you get a free item for every $50 you spend you can also choose a few offerings at the $100 level.  Such choices…where to start??

First up a new style stamp, photo realistic.  It is patent pending and makes such an impressive statement.

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For this card I used Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  The little pearls are colored using Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate blends.  Such an easy way to color coordinate all your projects!

How about something fun for a birthday?  Party Pandas is perfect!

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The fun bright colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo make this a card anyone would love!  The Melon Mambo balloon is created using the Balloon Bouquet punch then I added some Basic Black bakers twine for a cute little bow.  To give the balloon some dimension the edges were sponged using Melon Mambo ink then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For a quick and easy card try using Beautiful Peacock!

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The colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay go beautifully together, very peacock like don’t you think?  This card is done very clean & simple leaving a lot of white space and the set is photopolymer so lining up the peacock is a breeze!

Finally as I mentioned, Stampin’ Up! has added a few items that are available at the $100 level.  One of those is the Celebrate You Thinlits and they coordinate with the Amazing You set available at the $50 level.  If you have an order of $150 or more not only will you earn Stampin’ Rewards but you can get the set and coordinating thinlits for free!

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For this card I used the colors from the stunning Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper; Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and accents of Gold Foil.  I cut the “YOU” from Melon Mambo and “amazing” from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  The little heart was cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies using Calypso Coral.  I decided to pick up the gold accents and embossed “are simply” with gold embossing powder on Powder Pink cardstock.

The BIGGEST sale of the Stampin’ Up! year is almost over.  Did you take advantage and get your FREE stamps and accessories??  If you haven’t there is still time – the sale ends March 31, 2018.

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How do you take advantage of this awesome event??  It’s so easy!

Just click here for all the details!

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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.

Happy Stamping!

~Jo

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