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!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

Additional Supplies Used:

~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!!!