Category Archives: New Products

Items made with newly released products

Buffalo Check

I may be a little bit late to the Buffalo Check party, but I’ll be making up for lost time for sure!  As soon as I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I knew I had to have it!  But since I was pacing my budget with the trip to Orlando, FL for OnStage, I didn’t get it right away.    My order arrived a few days before Thanksgiving but today was the first day I could actually ink that stamp up and use it.  This is the first card I made with it:   Buffalo Check Christmas Plaid

I used Black Momento ink on Whisper White cardstock to stamp the Buffalo Check image.    If you subscribe to my mailing list, you’ll be able to download my free report ““The 8 Essential Tools Every Paper Crafter MUST have to be Successful” .  #2 is a clear flexible ruler.  I used this ruler and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker to draw lines between the checks to create more of a ‘plaid’ than Buffalo Check.  I really love the way it turned out.

I used the Country Home stamp set to stamp the milk can and colored it using the Basic Gray Stampin’ Blends markers.  I added hi-lights with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter.  (You can get this FREE from me; see below.)    Then I cropped some pine needles from Old Olive cardstock, a berry spring in gold foil sheets, and leaves in Vellum.  I stamped the candy canes in Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut that out as well.

Every where I look, I see Buffalo Check patterns, from clothing to housewares, to Christmas decor.  It’s so on trend.  I love that Stampin’ Up! offers us products that are so trendy.  I stamped several pieces of cardstock, in different colors, so I plan on making lots of cards with Buffalo Check backgrounds!  Follow my Facebook page to see them all.

All of the items I used are available for sale in my online store if you want to purchase any of these items.   Online ExtravaganzaHappening Now:

Our new two-day sale is 10% off annual catalog stamp sets and kits. Supplies are limited, so shop now and get your hands on some new favorites! 10% off is like getting FREE SHIPPING (shipping is 10% of your order when your order reaches $69.95)  Who doesn’t like FREE SHIPPING? This Sale ends midnight on November 26 so don’t wait!  SHOP NOW!  *Annual catalog products only, exclusions apply, item quantities limited.

Color lifterGet a Stampin Blends Color Lifter Pen FREE when you place a qualifying order of $75 or  more (before tax and shipping) thru my online store in November and use the Host Code 9ZGDUJ4M.  If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code; you will be automatically qualified to receive the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. 

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of today’s project.  Do you have the Buffalo Check stamp set yet or plan to get it?  I think you’ll love it as much as I do.

Happy Stampin, and thanks as always for choosing to shop thru me to purchase your Stampin’ UP! supplies.  I appreciate it.

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

Sunday Stamps Challenge

I think challenges are a great way to stretch your creativity, and so I am endeavoring to play along with 2 challenges each week.  This week, I chose to play along with The Sunday Stamps challenge.  The sketch is a great layout which allowed me to showcase our beautiful DSP and the stunning Hibiscus flower from “Humming Along” the soon to be released stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (Yes, my last blog post featured this flower as well and you can see that here).  Here is the sketch that inspired today’s project:

Sunday Stamps Challenge 192And here is my take on it:

The gorgeous gingham DSP is a new paper called Gingham Gala and it will be available in Jan 2019 in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog, along with the “Humming Along” stamp set.  I colored in the Hibiscus with our Stampin’ Blends markers in Daffodil Delight.     I love how the darling gingham just pops against a the tiniest bit of Basic  Black.  And because no envelope should be left naked…

Humming Along Yellow Hibiscus

The gingham paper has a larger check on one side, and a smaller check on the other.  I used the larger check to dress up the envelope flap so it coordinates perfectly but isn’t an exact match.

I hope you like my project today.  I encourage you to play with the Stampin’ Blends markers.  It is so easy to create a perfectly shaded and hi-lighted image with our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  Here’s an up-close of the flower colored with the Stampin’ Blends so you can see the shaded and hi-lighted areas.

a yellow colored Hibiscus flower colored with Stampin Blends

Start practicing and you’ll be coloring and shading like a pro in no time!  To help you get started check out my promotion below:

Color lifterGet a Stampin Blends Color Lifter Pen FREE when you place a qualifying order of $75 or  more (before tax and shipping) thru my online store in November and use the Host Code 9ZGDUJ4M.  If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code; you will be automatically qualified to receive the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. 

COMING SOON!  OnLine Extravaganza!  Stampin’ Up!s answer to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all wrapped up in one easy to shop sale!  Check back on Friday, Nov.23 when the fun begins!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to check out my project.  I love when you tell how you liked a project so please leave me a comment.  And thank you for shopping with me, I appreciate your orders.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

Humming Along

One of the stamp sets I got during Prize Patrol at OnStage last week is a line art stamp set called “Humming Along”.  Not only does the line art give me the chance to color with my watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends, but the fonts in the stamp set are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!  Let’s take a look at the stamp set:

Humming Along

That gorgeous Hibiscus flower!  Right?  Now look what happens when you add some color with our Stampin’ Blends:Humming Along

So simple yet so striking!

How I did it:

I used Old Olive cardstock for the card base, and layered my Whisper White panels with Basic Black.  I used Tuxedo Black Momento Black ink and shaded with Cherry Cobbler (light & dark), Old Olive (light & dark) and Crushed Curry (light & dark) Stampin’ Blends markers.

I saw these flowers all over Florida and even snapped a few pictures of these red beauties: Hibiscus in Orlando FL

Cling Mount Stamps

The Humming Along stamp set is the new “Cling” type stamp set.  Not familiar with Cling?  Click here to learn all about the new Cling stamps from Stampin’ UP1

This stamp set will be available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog which goes live to customers January 3, 2019.  Can’t wait?  I can show you how you can get this stamp set sooner.  Ask me here.

Want another look at my project?  Here is it again: Humming Along

Stampin’ Blends

If you haven’t tried the Stampin’ Blends yet, grab yourself a few.  I started with a few basic color combinations (I choose green, yellow, red/pink to make flowers and added to my color collection from there.  Of course, I got the Color Lifter as well so I could remove my mistakes and add hi-lights.  Order Stampin’ Blends here.

I find coloring with the blends to be therapeutic; it’s so calming and relaxing and just plain fun.  Just start coloring and soon you’ll be just humming along, and then; the end result?  Something to be so proud of!  Your friends and family will oooh and aaaah over your creations for sure!

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I’ve been Making Christmas Bright

Hi Stampers,  I love getting a jump start on making Christmas Cards and this past week I’ve been busy making Christmas Bright, thanks to the new Making Christmas Bright stamp set and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (Bundle and Save 10%)

I love, too, when I get more mileage out of a Christmas stamp set by using it year round, and this bundle does just that.  Now that’s what I call Making Christmas Bright!

Making Christmas Bright

I love the cheerful, rainbow of colors and the festive combination of Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick.  The pop of Silver Metallic gives just the right amount of bling!  A bit of Wink of Stella gives the light bulbs some added shine.  Making Christmas Bright up close light bulbsHere’s a look at the Making Christmas Bright Bundle:
Making Christmas Bright Bundle

One thing that made working with the tiny light bulb pieces a piece of cake is the new Take Your Pick tool.  After punching out multiple light bulbs from colored cardstock and light bulb bases from Silver Metallic Foil, this tool allowed me to pick up the pieces with ease and place them just where I need them to be.  I don’t think I would want to put these light bulbs together without it!  Make sure you grab a Take Your Pick Tool when you order this bundle!

The Stamparatus also made easy work of stamping the sentiment.  This is 2 stamps and getting them lined up within the circle (which I cropped out before stamping) is so easy with the stamparatus.  I love this more and more every time I use it!

I know that you want to recreate this card for yourself, and you can!  My supply list is below so that you can get the supplies you need to make this card for yourself.

Now I told you that the Making Christmas Bright stamp set can also be used year round.  I’ll be sharing two projects I made with this stamp set that aren’t Christmas in an upcoming blog post.  My mailing list subscribers will actually get to see them first!  If you aren’t on my mailing list, you can subscribe here.
I hope my project will be Making Christmas Bright for you too!
If you have any questions for me, leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to get back to you!  I may even answer your question in an upcoming newsletter edition.

Stamparatus Accessories

When you find that perfect dress, what do you do?  You add just the right necklace and purse, and of course, new shoes, right?  We all know the accessories make the outfit.  Well our favorite toys and tools need the right accessories to complete them, too.  Introducing, Stamparatus Accessories.  The perfect compliment to your Stamparatus!

Stamparatus Accessories

NEW Stamparatus Accessories Now Available to Order

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and we wanted to give you even more love about this versatile stamping tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are:

  • Small Grid Paper (#149621, $6.50) – Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus for precision stamp alignment every time.  (50 sheets)
  • Stamparatus Plates (#149693, $15.00) – Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go!  (2 plates)
  • Stamparatus Foam Mat (#150081, $3.00) – Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping.  (1 mat)
  • Stamparatus Accessories Pack (#151049, $24.50) – Includes two Stamparatus plates, grid paper, 1 foam mat.
  • Magnets (#148213, $12.00) – Replacement magnets for the Stamparatus.  (2 magnets)

Order your Stamparatus Accessories here.

See the Stamparatus Accessories in action in this video:

World Card Making Day

Perfect for beginner card makers and seasoned card makers alike, there are kits and supplies on sale this week just for the World Card Making Event.

Check out this PDF flier of sale items here.

Shop the World Card Making Day Sale here.

Don’t forget that the Stamparatus, and the Stamparatus Accessories, are great for card makers of all skill levels.  When you order your  World Card Making Day Sale kits, don’t forget to grab a Stamparatus and Stamparatus Accessories to make your card making and rubber stamping more precise!

LAST CALL!making Christmas Crafts   Would you like to receive tutorials for 12 exclusive Christmas projects   for FREE.   I’m sure the answer to that is a “Of course I want to!”  My 4th annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter is slated to begin this week.   Only the folks who have subscribed to my mailing list will receive this newsletter and the 12 project tutorials delivered to their in-box for the next 12 weeks.  It’s not too late, you can subscribe to my mailing list right here, or fill in the box that pops up when you come to my blog.  And please be sure to pass this on to your friends who want to receive 12 free Christmas project tutorials in their in-box also.  Friends don’t let friends miss out on a great deal!

Happy Stampin,

Nancy

 

It’s Christmas Morning!!!!

Well, ok, it’s not really Christmas morning.  But it sure feels like it!  Today is the day that the 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is live!  This catalog is chock full of holiday goodness.  I won’t make you wait any longer so here it is:

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Just click on the image and open up the catalog.

I”ll wait while you look thru the catalog and make your shopping list.  In fact, I’ll even give you a Holiday Shopping List!  Just click here:  Holiday Shopping List

Now you’ve made your list, and checked it twice, and you’re ready to place your order.  Click here to shop my online store. 

Don’t forget to add your Bonus Day coupon(s) that you earned in August.   Holiday Shopping List

So you’re good to go.  Now leave me a comment and let me know which products were your favorites.

Thanks,

Nancy

It took less than 10 minutes to complete this!

Sometimes things just fall together so perfectly and this was one of those times.  I made this card is less than 10 minutes!  Share What You Love for the Paper Players 399

Not so shabby for a quick card, huh?  Want to know my secret?  I thought you did.  I’ll tell you in one word.  Inspiration!

I got my inspiration from the Paper Players sketch challenge this week.  I saw their sketch and immediately thought that this sketch would be a great way to show off the beautiful paper from the Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron pair together so beautifully (I’m so glad that Stampin’ Up! brought Mint Macaron back!) and I knew I wanted to use that color combination.  The more I thought about it, I knew I wanted to use the new “Subtle” Textured Impression Embossing Folder and of course, the Lovely Floral TIEF which is in the same product suite as the DSP.  The Share What You Love DSP is so striking with the pearlized finish that a little strip is enough to create some ‘wow’!

Let’s take a look at the sketch: The Paper Players sketch challenge PP399And here’s another look at my card:

Because I immediately ‘saw’ what I wanted to make with this sketch, and knew what colors to use, I was able to get right down to business and cut cardstock to size, emboss, glue, and stamp the sentiment and finish off the card with a couple of coordinating Tranquil Tide pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan  Pearls.  This literally took less than 10 minutes from start to finish!

Can you see the subtle texture in the Tranquil Tide layer?  That is from the new Subtle TIEF.  It looks very much the same as the ‘textured’ cardstock that Stampin’ UP! used to sell, probably about 10 years ago.  As the name implies, it’s a very subtle finish, but enough to give more interest than a plain piece of cardstock.  I think this will be showing up in many more of my projects!

If you want to buy this embossing folder, or any thing else, please feel free to shop my online store, open 24/7 for your shopping pleasure!

Have you ever been inspired by something you’ve seen to create something?  Have you ever just ‘seen’ something that you can go right to your craft room and just make it?  Feel free to leave a comment about a time when this happened to you.

Now before you run off, please make sure to sign up for my mailing list, and I’ll send you my Free Report “The 8 Essential Tools Every Paper Crafter Must Have to Be Successful”.

Happy Stampin,

Nancy

What do a Kangaroo and A Koala Bear have in common?

What do a Kangaroo and a Koala Bear have in common?  Well for starters, they both begin with the letter “K“.  And they both hail from Australia.   And they both can be found in the new stamp set call “Animal Outing”.  And since they are both Animals, it is a perfect fit for the Paper Players Theme Challenge this week!

Paper Players Theme Challenge Animals PP396

I used the Animal Outing stamp set for my card.  Animal Outing Stamp Set #146600

Apparently the Momma Kangaroo is babysitting for her friends baby as she has a Koala bear in her pouch! 

Aren’t they so cute together?  I didn’t expect that!

Here is the card I made:  Animal Outing  I used several of the new colors just introduced to us by Stampin’ UP!.  First of all, I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the Kangaroo image and Gray Granite cardstock for that image panel layer.  Next I used Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green cardstock for the background.  I used Granny Apple Green ink to  stamp up the leaves and I fussy cut them out and popped them behind the main image panel.  For my sentiment, I stamped in Berry Burst ink and cropped a circle of Berry Burst cardstock to layer my punched sentiment.  The card came together quickly, and a few dimensionals behind my layers give me height and dimension for interest and gives the leaves a place to pop out from.

So, what do a Kangaroo and a Koala bear have in common?  They both are perfect for welcoming a new little one into the world!  And they both are just plain cute together!

There are many  exciting coordinating products in the Animal Expedition Suite that coordinate with this stamp set.  You’ll find thinlits dies, designer series paper, and embellishments.  You’ll definitely want to add this to your collection.  And when you bundle the stamp set and thinlits, you’ll save 10%!  Sweet, right?

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Introducing the 2018 In Colors with Varied Vases

Each year in the beginning of June when the new catalog makes it’s debut,  5 new In Colors are introduced.  The In Colors are designed to be trendy colors that will only be around for 2  years.  I’d like to introduce you to the 2018-20 In Colors2018-20 In Color Collection I made this set of 5 mini cards with my class earlier this week and the consensus was that everyone loved the new 2018-20 In Colors, & the Varied Vases stamp set!    You can see other projects I made with the Varied Vases stamp set here.Let me introduce you to the new 2018-20 In Colors, one by one.

Say “Hello” to Call Me Clover, a rich, luscious shade of green.

Say hello to Call Me Clover and Varied Vases

Next up, is Lovely Lipstick, a bright, primary color shade of red.  Just a touch ‘pinker’ than Real Red. 

The bright, primary Blue color is called Blueberry Bushel.  The flowers are outlined in Blueberry Bushel full strength.  The filler flower is stamped off and then stamped to create this lighter shade of blue. 

Our next color is called Grapefruit Grove and it is a soft shade of a peachy coral.  This card also features the flowers filled in with a stamped off lighter shade of the same color.

Last but not least is called Pineapple Punch.  This rich vibrant shade of yellow is so bright you might need to wear sunglasses! 

These little 3″ x 3″ mini cards are made for the Whisper White 3 x 3 envelopes.  And the whole set fits just perfectly in a Mini Pizza Box, perfect for gift-giving!

Which of the new 2018-20 In Colors is your favorite?  Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!

Click here to order the 2018-20 In Colors, the Varied Vases stamp set, or any item from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  If your order is less than $150 (before shipping and tax) please use Host Code EC9EGJR6.  If your order is $150 or more, do NOT use the Host Code but rather claim the Host Rewards for yourself!

Enjoy the new 2018-20 In Colors and the new catalog.  Happy Shopping!

Nancy

 

The Top 3 ‘Must Haves’ from the new 2018 Catalog

If you’re like me, you have been pouring over the new 2018-19 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog and making your Shopping List.  Well the time is here that you can order from this catalog.  You can view the catalog by clicking on the image below or in the right sidebar. 2018-19 Annual Stampin' Up! catalogYou can download a printable Shopping List here.

There are a couple of items that I think EVERYONE should have  – they are my Top 3 ‘Must Haves’.

First is the new Stamparatus.

In my last few newsletters, I’ve been sharing videos from Stampin’ Up! showing how awesome this new stamp positioning tool is and why I think every stamper should have a Stamparatus of their very own.  If you’ve missed them, you can access the videos here.

Second are the new colors.

As soon as the new catalog, and new InColors make their debut each year,  I make sure to purchase the whole InColor collection; cardstock, ink pads, markers and ribbon and DSP if available.  This year we not only have 5 new 2018-20 InColors, but we have been treated to a Color Revamp!  A fresh new palette of colors to play with!  2018-20 In Color Collection2018/20 In Color Ink Pad collectionStampin' Up! New Color Collections

I did ‘go all out’ and get all of new colors of cardstock and ink pads.  Some of the colors are returning colors, such as Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade.  I still had those colors of cardstock and ink pads.  Although the ink pads have gone under a redesign (including a re-formulation to the ink itself), I chose NOT to replace those ink pads, at least for the time being.  But all of the newly  introduced colors such as Merry Merlot, Gray Granite, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce & Balmy Blue have all found their way into my home and My Stampin’ Space!

Third is Varied Vases & Vase Builder Bundle

The stamp set that I think is going to be the most reached for stamp set from the new catalog is called Varied Vases. Varied Vases Bundle

This stamp set, and coordinating Vase Builder punch, is available as a bundle so you can save 10%!   This stamp set was designed by my upline Mary Fish who had the distinct privilege of designing her own stamp set as a reward for reaching a major milestone: $1 Million in sales over her career!  The stylish vases, the fresh florals and the cute sentiments in a lovely font style all add up to a “wow” stamp set.  Photopolymer makes stamping  the outline and filling in the florals a breeze.  I shared the card I made for Mary Fish using this stamp set on a previous blog post.  You can see that blog post here.    I also used this stamp set to introduce my students to the new 2018 In Colors at my last class.  Check back as I’ll be sharing that project on my next blog post.

So there you have it.  My Top 3 ‘Must Haves’.  Now that you’ve seen my top picks, what are yours?  Did my Top 3 make it on your list?  What reached your top 3?  Leave me a comment and share your thoughts with me.

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