Simple or Stepped Up? You Decide – Part 2

Yesterday I showed you a Simple Birthday Card using the Happy Birthday to You stamp set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. You can see that card here. Today, I want to share a stepped up version of this birthday card with you. Ready? Here is is:

Stepped Up Happy Birthday to You

I used the same Petal Pink layer stamped with the Happy Birthday to You layer cake, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. But I also stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I cut out the flowers only and colored the flowers using Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends markers. I popped these flowers up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise them up a bit. This time I added a few layers in the background; a Mint Macaron cardstock layer embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, and a piece of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (also FREE during Sale-A-Bration) with gold foil accents.

Time to Decide

So, now that you’ve seen both, which do you prefer? The simple birthday card or the stepped up birthday card? Leave a comment here and let me know. Let’s take another look:

I hope that you enjoy both cards actually! I can’t say that I like one card better than the other – I like them both. Just different. Both were fun to make. Sometimes I want simple (because I don’t have a lot of time or because I know the recipient prefers clean and simple) and sometimes I want to spend more time fussing on a card because that’s what I like to do and I want my recipient to feel like I went the extra mile in making their card.

If you want any supplies to make either of these cards yourself, just click here to shop my online store. Make sure you are ordering in $50 increments so you can earn free Sale-A-Bration items!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today. Come back soon.

Nancy

Simple or Stepped Up? You Decide! – Part 1

Simple Happy Birthday to you

Sometimes Simple is best.

I love the classic look of pale pink and gold – it’s so rich looking. Todays Simple Birthday card was inspired by this gorgeous 1/4″ Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon. This ribbon is so satiny and just flows so nicely. So I designed a simple card just to show off the petal pink and gold.

My card base is Whisper White with a Petal Pink layer. I stamped the layer cake from Happy Birthday to You (free during SaleABration with a $50 order) in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The outline image of this stamp set is so pretty it works well on its own (although the outline image also works well with all sorts of coloring techniques. I’ll be featuring the same image colored with the Stampin’ Blends tomorrow so stop back then.) A quick little sentiment from the Timeless Tulip stamp set was added and it was topped with the bow.

Quick and easy! Elegant and rich looking.

Tomorrow, I’ll be featuring the same image but stepped up for a totally different look. Please tell me what you think of this card, but then stop back tomorrow and let me know what you think of the stepped up card and then let me know if you prefer Simple or Stepped Up. Either way, you should make an effort to grab this Happy Birthday To You stamp set during Sale-A-Bration. It is FREE with a level 1 qualifying order.

Sale-A-Bration

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SPOILER ALERT: A Sale-A-Bration Product Coordination will be released on Feb 4th and coordinating dies for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set will be available!

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Painted Poppies for all Occasions

The beautiful flowers in the Painted Poppies stamp set lend themselves to all kinds of artistic expression. Yesterday I shared a quick and easy card made with this stamp set; you can see that card here. And I’m calling today’s card Painted Poppies for all occasions and you’ll see why in just a bit

Today I want to share a card using Painted Poppies colored with the Stampin’ Blends markers for a totally different look. Take a look:

a card designed by Nancy Gleason of My StampinSpace using the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments stamp sets and the Peaceful Poppies DSP

See how they are totally different?

The coordinating dies from the Painted Labels dies (bundle and save 10% and earn a FREE SaleABration item!) make quick work out of cropping out the shapes. But when you combine them with the sentiments from the companion Peaceful Moments stamp set, you can create a card for any occasion.

Peaceful Moments stamp set #151595

Just like the card I featured yesterday, you can simply swap out the sentiment to make a card for any occasion. The Peaceful Moments stamp set is perfect for so many different occasions it just a ‘must have’ stamp set.

Card Details

On this card I also used the coordinating Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper against a Pool Party cardstock layer. The flowers are colored with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The “With Deepest Sympathy” sentiment was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink, then fussy cut with paper snips.

I love the Peaceful Poppies Suite; there are 2 companion bundles. The Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments bundle. Both bundles have stamp set and dies and they both coordinate so well together. Add the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper, and matching embellishments and you’ve got the makings for so many different cards, gifts and home decor items. You can order the whole Peaceful Poppies product suite as a bundle with just 1 order number AND you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items when you do!

Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! With every $50 of product that you order, you earn 1 FREE SAB item. There is no limit on the amount of items you can earn. When you host, or place a qualifying online order of $150 or more (before tax & shipping) you earn Host Rewards too! A $300 workshop or online order gets a FREE exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set too! Consider adding a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription to your order to increase your SAB earnings!

The best deal, though is the $99 Starter Kit. You choose $125 worth of products, score Free Shipping and Biz Supplies, and during SAB you’ll also get an exclusive mini paper cutter, a 6×6 DSP stack, and an additional stamp set of your choice (any value). You can order the $99 Starter Kit here.

Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you like better: yesterdays card that you can see here, or today’s card Painted Poppies for all occasions.

It only took me 10 minutes

I held my monthly team meeting yesterday and about 1/2 hour before the meeting began, I decided I wanted to provide a quick make & take card for everyone to make using the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog. I sat down and made this card and it only took me 10 minutes to make from start to finish!

This is truly the kind of card that you can whip up just 1 or 2, or mass produce a large quantity. Furthermore, you can easily swap out the sentiment for any occasion; birthday, get well, thank you, thinking of you, etc. Heck, you could even make the card and not add a sentiment panel until you need a card to send and then just stamp a sentiment.

You could always stamp the inside too, as I did here:

Card Recipe

Want to know how to make this card? Of course you do! So I will tell you. This card features products from the new Peaceful Poppies product suite (pages 24-27 of the 2020 Mini Catalog). I started with a piece Whisper White Cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded in half for the card base.

I used scraps of Whisper White to stamp the large poppy, the smaller poppy and 4 leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set using Tuxedo Black Momento ink. I stamped the watercolor image over the flowers using Poppy Parade ink to color in the flowers.

Then I cropped the flowers and leaves out using the coordinating Painted Labels dies. The swirly circle was cut from Basic Black cardstock. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using the companion stamp set Peaceful Moments. A 1″ x 5″ strip of B&W DSP adds some visual interest and a few Rhinestone Jewels add some bling.

And did I mention that it only took me 10 minutes to make this card from start to finish! Pretty sweet, right? With all the layers and elements, it looks like this card would have taken a pretty long to create, but the coordinating stamps and dies make it so easy. When you combine the use of black & white with just 1 color it makes a pretty dramatic statement.

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card right here from my online store, or just click the product name above. And when you purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle you save 10%. Both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments bundle are $52 which qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Buy both bundles and get 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

For the Get Well card above, I used the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set which is a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

So which card do you like better? The Happy Birthday card on the left or the “If Loving Thoughts could heal…” card on the right? Please leave me a comment and let me know. (Shh, don’t tell anyone but the card on the right is slightly different. Can you tell that the smaller flower on top is popped up on stampin’ dimensionals? At my team meeting, one of my members asked where the dimensionals were because I always add them. She lifted up the little flowers and the leaves, and when I got home, I made 2 get well cards for the 2 gals who weren’t there because they were sick, and I popped them up on dimensionals too! Thanks Brienne!)

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it’s all new!

2020 – a new year, a new decade (or not depending on who you talk to!), and even more exciting – a new Stampin’ UP! Mini Catalog AND the beginning of Sale-A-Bration!! Does is really get more exciting than that? Yes, it does – wait until you see the new catalog, and the free perks you can get during Sale-A-Bration!

2020 Stampin Up Mini Catalog
The 2020 Stampin Up Mini Catalog
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2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure
The 2020 Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration brochure
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I’ll just let you enjoy the new catalogs… and when you’re ready to order, please click here to shop. You’ll earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 or $100 you order. Make your list and then try to collect them all!

Stop back tomorrow for some sneak peaks of my favorite new items.

See ya,

Nancy

24 hour Stamp Sale

This doesn’t happen very often, so mark your calendar, plan your order, and then ORDER YOUR FAVORITE Stampin’ UP! STAMP SETS on Oct. 23rd during the 24 hour Stamp Sale!

CLICK HERE for the PDF list of stamp sets that will be on sale.

What is your favorite stamp set on this list? The ones I can’t live without are the Buffalo Check background stamp and the Birch Background stamp. The most expensive stamp set, Rooted In Nature, is on sale so now’s a great time to grab that! And don’t just think of yourself – now’s a great time to start shopping for Christmas gifts for all your crafting buddies. Who do you know that would love to receive a few stamp sets?

24 Hour Stamp Sale

Remember, this is 24-HOUR Sale and it begins at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, Oct 23rd and ends at 11:59 PM (MT)

Just like Santa, make your list, check it twice, then set an alarm clock or a reminder on your phone, and place your order on Oct. 23rd! SHOP MY ONLINE STORE HERE!

As if a sale on your favorite Stampin’ UP! stamps isn’t sweet enough, I’ll sweeten the deal for you if your order on October 23rd is $50 or more (not including shipping and tax), I’ll send you a package of the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, a $7.00 value, just in time for embellishing your Holiday Cards when you use Host Code K6NH4YGY when placing your order. If your order is over $150 (before shipping and tax), do NOT use the Host Code, I’ll still send you the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Shop the 24 hour Stamp Sale here!

Just under the wire, again!

I have played along with the Paper Players challenge for the past 3 weeks and although I had a full schedule this week with classes and getting ready for my World Card Making Event, I just had to carve out a few minutes to create a card to play along with the Paper Players TicTacToe challenge this week.

Thanks to the beautiful patterns in the Come to Gather DSP, I was able to crank out a card in just a few minutes! A few coordinating die cut leaves from the Gathered Leaves dies and I was almost finished! Easy – peasy!

A TicTacToe challenge is fun because you pick any three elements from a grid of nine in any winning Bingo pattern. I actually scored Bingo in a X pattern, using 5 elements, thanks to this lovely paper!

The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge PP461

You can click on the image to go to the Paper Players site to see what others are doing with this challenge.

And here is my card:

Come to Gather for the Paper Players

So my card includes Fall, Die Cut, Pumpkins, Patterned Paper and Leaves! Sounds like a lot of elements but yet it is still a simple, uncluttered card. The leaves were cropped in Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzaz card stock using the Gathered Leaves dies and a simple sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set.

If you want to order any of these products, click here to be magically transported to my online store where you can order these, and many more, products.

BTW, what’s the single most important foundation to any paper crafting project? Okay, besides paper! Yes, you’re right, a paper cutter! And if you have been lamenting the loss of the Stampin’ Up! paper trimmer and replacement blades, you’ll be glad to know that Stampin’ Up! has announced a new re-designed Paper Trimmer that is now available! I ordered mine on October 1st, first thing in the morning. I even ordered mine BEFORE I made coffee – and I don’t do anything before coffee, except to stumble out of bed and stagger to the kitchen! My Kuerig is set on a timer so it is on and ready to brew when my feet hit the floor.

Anyway the new Paper Trimmer, and replacement blades, are available to demonstrators only from October 1-31st. And this includes ordering the Paper Trimmer as part of a Starter Kit for new demonstrators. So, my question to you is: Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ UP! and becoming a demonstrator? Folks join Stampin’ UP! for many reasons; to build a business, to earn extra income to fund their own hobby, or simply to purchase their own supplies at discount, or to find a place to belong with other stampers. What is your reason? What would you like to get out of a relationship with Stampin’ UP? Think about that, and then let me know if you are interested in pursuing what joining Stampin’ UP! can do for YOU!

Ready to jump in? Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and add the new Paper Trimmer to your order. I’d be happy to help you take the next step!

Nancy

Stackin’ ‘Em Up! – a card for a co-worker who got a promotion

Today’s project is for the Paper Players Challenge – a tall and skinny card. It’s the perfect layout as I need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. Actually, it is my boss who just got promoted and she’ll soon be leaving us and moving on to bigger and better places. I quickly added the “Welcome to the Team” stamp set to my order as I knew it would get a workout with my boss leaving, and a new person coming in to take her place. Plus it has several sentiments perfect for co-workers in many situations. You can see the Welcome to the Team stamp set here.

Now let’s take a look at my card:

All Stacked Up for a Promotion -a tall and skinny card by Nancy Gleason for the Paper Players Challenge #460

The tall and skinny layout is perfect for stacking the chairs up. I thought the stacked chairs represented moving up in the world, which is what happens when you get a promotion, right?

The Paper Players Challenge # PP460

Click on the challenge picture to head over the Paper Players blog and play along.

Paper Players Challenge #PP460

Stampin’ Blends were called in to create an ombre effect of office chairs. I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. I’ve been teaching a Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class, once a month for the past 8 months and the more I use them, and work with them, the more I love them! (Spoiler Alert – I’m going to start offering the Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class as an online class! If this interests you, let me know). Take a closer look at the shading and blending:

Stampin' Blends create an ombre effect in the stack of office chairs

The Details

I used a different color of Stampin’ Blends markers on each chair, from the top I used Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock. Using the darkest color on the bottom visually ‘grounds’ your elements. I stamped the chairs in Momento ink (perfect when using the Stampin’ Blends), and the sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. I used my paper snips to fussy cut the sentiment- this made it fit better and gave the visual interest of overhanging the layer as well. A few Glimmer Enamel Dots add some bling.

To create the Tall & Skinny, I started with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 2-3/4″ x 11″ scored and folded in half. Then a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, and finally Whisper White Cardstock cut to 2-3/8″ x 5-1/8″.

This card was so fun to make! I hope that you enjoy it, and even more so, I hope that I inspired you to make a card like this yourself if you need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. To order any of the supplies I used to make this card, visit my online store here.

If you are placing an order, don’t forget to visit the Clearance Rack, it was just recently re-loaded with lots of items which are available at deep discounts while supplies last.

Update: Purple Posy Ink is now available to order! You can order an individual Purple Posy ink pad, or the 2019-21 InColor Ink Pad Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. See ya soon! – Nancy

Let It Shine!

Metallic accents add so much class and bling to any project – I say “Let it Shine!” One of favorites from the new 2019 Stampin’ UP! catalog is the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. What makes it special is the gold foil accents in the paper. And nothing says Christmas to me like plaid – win/win! Let’s take a look”

Between the plaid paper and the plaid Christmas Tree stamp from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, I’m in Christmas plaid Heaven! And the metallic gold foil accents of the DSP repeat the gold in the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon. The main focal point is a Christmas tree cropped from a sheet of gold foil and the sentiment is embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

The Paper Players Challenge

I’m not the only one who is liking all these metallic accents – the Paper Players like them too as is evident by this weeks challenge which is all about Marvelous Metallics.

You call see all the submissions for the Paper Players Challenge here.

I love that I could use 3 different metallics (Gold Foil, gold foil accents in the DSP and gold embossing powder) on 1 project and have perfect coordination! The product coordination is what hooked me on Stampin’ Up! many years ago and I’m still hooked! The stamps and punches are perfectly coordinated to crop out those trees. The plaids coordinate and so do the colors.

My trusty paper snips made easy work of cropping out Christmas Cheer from the sentiment after heat embossing it with gold embossing powder.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to break out some metallics to add to your next project and Let it Shine!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space! While you’re here, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my project today.

Come to Gather Together

One of my favorite stamp sets from the new 2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is a stamp set called “Gather Together” and it’s part of the Come to Gather product suite. This product suite brings the beauty of Autumn together with sentiments that are just perfect for Thanksgiving, and beyond!

I combined these papers, stamps and dies with a non-traditional card style to create today’s card. Take a look:

Gather Together

I took my color cue from the Paper Players color challenge and realized that the colors in the Come to Gather DSP were the same colors as the color challenge! Perfect! My card base is Merry Merlot and the leaves and pumpkins are Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and a little bit of Copper Metallic foil! The inks used are Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

Here is a close-up the die-cut elements:

Doesn’t that Copper Foil just add a delightful shimmer to the card? And the Pretty Peacock pumpkin is just beautiful, albeit and non-traditional color for a pumpkin!

Here is the PPA Color Challenge inspiration:

the Paper Players Color Challenge PPA458

If you love this color combination, hop on over to the Paper Players page and check out all the other projects with this color combination.

Gather Together Inside

Free Project Tutorial

This card is not what it seems! There is a non-traditional approach to the face of this card. I went on Facebook Live to show how to make this. You can watch the replay on at Facebook.com/MyStampinSpace. Please hop over there and leave me a comment. Be sure to Like my page while you’re there!

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If you LOVE paper, then you’ll want to read this!

The Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ UP! is hands down the BEST paper you’ll ever buy! If you read my post yesterday, you know that I told you to come back today to see the new Holiday DSP. (If you didn’t, you can see that post here.)

Let me introduce you to the new Designer Series Paper – Holiday Edition!

And if that’s not enough to make you want to buy lots of paper, check out this promotion on our papers from our Annual Catalog:

To see the list of all the DSP included in this Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales, click here.

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Did You SEE the new 2019 Holiday Catalog?

The 2019 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ UP! goes live today!! Did You See it? Oh my, I started making my wish list by page number, not item number! You can view the catalog here:

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Cover
2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! has made a number of videos showcasing several products and I want to share those with you today, in no particular order. Sit back and watch:

Is your wish list growing? Come back tomorrow to see some videos of the new Designer Series Paper! Oh my! Wait until you see the paper – you’ll be swooning!

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Meet Lenny!

My husband and I just returned from a vacation in Maine. It was absolutely wonderful! Maine was everything I had hoped for and more! I’ve never been there but I’m sure I will go back. It was so beautiful. And I ate so much good food – yes I had my first lobster roll, delicious! And blueberry pie and blueberry pancakes. I even brought home wild Maine blueberries and made a pie. I shared my pie (and the recipes for both my homemade pie crust and my blueberry pie filling) on my Facebook page.

And wildlife – we went on a Whale Watching Tour! Such magnificent creatures and it’s hard to fathom the sheer size of those whales! The famous Maine wildlife that we didn’t see were moose. But I did meet Lenny! And I want to introduce him to you now too!

Lenny the Chocolate Moose

Lenny is a 1700 lb. Chocolate Moose! Yes, he is solid milk chocolate! Now that’s my kind of wild life! But I wasn’t allowed to take a nibble of him 🙁 Isn’t he adorable?

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Lenny was the inspiration for my card. When I saw the sketch from the folks at Freshly Made Sketches, I just knew that sketch was made for the Moose from the new Merry Moose stamp set.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I also broke out my new Birch Background stamp and just used a neutral combination of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake for my layers and just a pop of red for the scarf. An easy card to make and the sketch was perfect. But after sleeping on it, I woke up with an idea to step up the card a bit so here is my second card:

Merry Moose for FMS400

For this card I used the Woodlands Embossing Folder for the background instead of the Birch Background stamp and I made the image panel larger. I stamped a few trees in Mossy Meadow ink and this time I stamped the moose and colored him using the Stampin’ Blends markers and cropped him out with the coordinating Moose Punch. The scarf was stamped in Real Red and fussy cut with my paper snips.

So which one do you like better? The simple card or the stepped up version? Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

If you like the Merry Moose stamp set and Moose punch, you’ll be able to purchase them as a bundle when the Holiday Catalog goes live on Sept. 5th!

2019 Holiday Catalog

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

You’ll be able to view the catalog online right here on Sept 5th. If you are one of my customers then your catalog is in the mail to you. If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and want a catalog, email me and I’ll get one to you!

You can read more about my Maine vacation on my Facebook page so please head over there and Like my page while you’re there. And if you haven’t already done so, sign up for my mailing list here. My 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter campaign is going to start in several weeks and you won’t want to miss that!

Thanks for stopping my by My Stampin Space today! Stop back again on the 5th to view the catalog online.

Nancy Gleason. Stampin' UP! demonstrator, teacher, and blogger

Christmas in July

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And who doesn’t love making Christmas cards? There are several really nice Christmas stamps and dies in the 2019-20 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog for you to use right now! Who needs to wait until Christmas?

Last week, I made two Christmas cards for my Christmas in July stamp class. And I’m going to share one of those cards with you today.

Winter Woods

Pretty Peacock sets the stage for all of the white elements in this card. It provides a great contrast for the various shades of white. We start with a Whisper White card stock base. The snowy hill was created from Shimmery White Cardstock, and the rolling hill was cut from the In The Woods die. There is a line of trees in the background that were stamped very lightly with white craft ink using the Winter Woods stamp set. The focal point, that gorgeous tree, was cropped from Whisper White cardstock and the In The Woods dies. A Bone Folder was used to fold up the boughs and create dimension. Then the entire tree was spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with a little rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. That tree was finished with a few Rhinestones. The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.

Let’s take a close-up look at that tree! Do you see the shimmer?

Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this Christmas tree
Winter Woods and In The Woods dies come together to create this beautiful tree with lots of dimension. Frost White Shimmer paint and Rhinestone Jewels embellish the tree to give it a beautiful shine!

This card would be very easy to recreate. I am planning on making several of these and get a jump start on my Christmas cards now, because, let’s be honest, who has lots of extra time during the holidays? Better to get a head start now, right?

Ready to Shop?

So if you would like to make this card, just click here to start shopping. If you are placing an order with me and it’s less than $150, please use Host Code AW2KJ9Q4 . If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do not use the Host Code, but rather take the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself. Either way, you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon for each $50 worth of products you order, and you’ll get a FREE package of the Rhinestone Jewels (the same ones used in this project!) with every order of $50 or more as my way of saying ‘thanks’ for ordering with me.

So there you have it. Christmas in July! Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Christmas in July project. Your comments help my blog rank better which means more people will find my blog. And I love hearing from you!

Shop the New Catalog Right Here, Right Now!

2019-20 Stampin UP! Annual Catalog

Have you seen the New Catalog yet? Seriously, you are going to want to pour a cup of coffee or tea and curl up and pour over this catalog! It’s chock full of new products, inspiration and so many on-trend designs! Grab a large piece of paper to start making your wish list!

Now, for the fun part! Start shopping! All of the items in the new catalog are available to order now! (with 2 notable exceptions: Storage by Stampin’ Up! will be available in July, and the Purple Posy ink pad & ink refill. )

My top 3 Product Suites

My top 3 Bundles are:

  • the Daisy Lane Bundle (Yes! This set coordinates with the existing Daisy Punch that we love, and there is a NEW, smaller daisy punch that coordinates with this set! – I bet this is going to be your favorite too!
  • Ride With Me Bundle (this makes an adorable 3-D pick up truck and it coordinates with the mini Stampin’ UP! shipping boxes found on page 172)
  • To A Wild Rose Bundle (pg. 141). This stamp set was inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever May Ellen Byler and I just love the 2-step stamping technique.

My top 3 Paper Choices are:

  • Perennial Essence DSP– the designs and colors in this hand painted paper look like a Monet painting! I don’t want to use it, I just want to frame this paper – it’s that pretty! See it on pages 106-108.
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – so pretty that your card doesn’t need more than a piece of the paper and a sentiment!
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – you have to see this paper in person to appreciate it! The shiny accents put this paper over the top!

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Be first.  The first 3 people to place an online order with me will receive a little gift from me as my way of saying thanks. 

If your order is less than $150 (before shipping & tax), please use Host Code EUCT6PVIf your order is $150 or greater, do NOT use that Host Code but rather use the Host Rewards dollars for yourself.

Remember: All ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) on June 4, 2019 while we transition our ordering systems to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Please leave me a comment and let me know your favorite stamp sets, bundles, and product suites. What did you just have to have today?

Want to see more? Join me for my New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 8th from 10-2pm(EST) at My Stampin Space Studio in Moosic, PA. Can’t join me live? Join me on Facebook! I’ll be popping up on Facebook Live and I’ll share some of the product displays. Like my page now so you won’t miss anything.

See ya soon, enjoy the New Catalog!

Nancy