I CASE’d Myself!

In the Stampin’ UP! world, CASE means to Copy And Share Everything and it’s really just another way of saying we can find inspiration all around us. Sometimes, we just see a project that someone else made and we just love something about it so much it calls us to grab our supplies and make a project too. Maybe it’s the layout, or the colors, or the stamp set, or the way the sentiment is placed, or anything at all.

Well, today I CASE’d myself! Yes, my most popular PIN on Pinterest is a card I made at the beginning of the year for my downline meeting. I needed to make a number of Thank You cards and I wanted to use the Peaceful Moments stamp set which has a nice Thank You. When I grabbed that set, I thought back to that card I made and decided to remake that card, but in a different color.

You can see my original post with that card here, and instructions on how to make it.

It has also become my most popular Pin on Pinterest!

Painted Poppies B&W Birthday

And here is the card I made today:

a simple Thank You Card made with the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies stamp set and the Painted Labels and Poppy Moments dies.

Do you see what I did? Same card, different color. I basically kept the card layout the same, except I used Bermuda Bay ink instead of Poppy Parade, and swapped out the sentiment. A couple of Black Rhinestones were added for some bling.

And just like that, I CASE’d myself! Have you ever made a card you liked so much that you CASE’d yourself? I’ve made several cards that I’ve like so much, I made them in several colors. Actually, my last class was a Facebook Live and I made a card in all 5 of the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors. You can watch that class recording on my Facebook page by clicking here.

Let’s Compare Side by Side

So which do you like better? Please leave me a comment with your choice of favorite color. I love to hear from you.

If you want to CASE this card from me, I’d be honored! And to help you, you can shop my online store here to grab any or all of the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products. These bundles are just back in stock!

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Nancy Gleason

Ornate Garden and a Sneak Peek of the 2020-2021 In Colors

I’d like to introduce you to the Ornate Garden Product Suite that will be featured in the new 2020-2021 Catalog which will be released on June 3rd. Part of the excitement of a new catalog is, well, seeing the new catalog! And part is the excitement of new products, and a new line-up of In Colors – the 5 trendy colors that are introduced every year.

The Ornate Garden Product Suite is a sneak peek from that new catalog that is available for you, right now! You don’t have to wait for the new catalog to be released. Isn’t that exciting?

Can you Spy with your little Eye?

The Ornate Garden Product Suite does contain 1 new In Color in the Designer Series Paper. Let me introduce you to the Suite and tell me if you can spy the new In Color.

That’s beautiful, isn’t it? I’ll share a few sample made with this product suite for you too

You can download the Ornate Garden PDF here; 3 pages of new products and bundles from this delightful detailed, ornate suite. You can order the Ornate Garden Product Suite here.

Speaking of the new 2020-2021 In Colors, let me show you Another Sneak Peek!

May Paper Pumpkin Craft Subscription Kit

Ok, that was really a tease, wasn’t it? But I can explain! All I know is the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin is going to feature 4 NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.) So, for now, we can’t see them, but I do know the kit will make 12 cards; 8 full size cards & 4 note cards. And on April 24th, this graphic should magically appear in color, In Color that is! You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here, right now to get the May Paper Pumpkin craft kit and be the first to get your hands on the New InColors before the catalog release. And on April 24th, check back and I’ll show you the new In Colors that will be in the May Paper Pumpkin.

Order the Ornate Garden Product Suite

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So if you want to get your hands on some new catalog excitement now, you’ve got 2 different options. But why choose? I recommend getting both! And if you know someone who is at home, sheltering in place, and could use some excitement, consider a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid kit that you can gift to someone.

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

I love Sale-A-Bration! Did you know that you can earn free products with every qualifying purchase, you can earn more when you Host during Sale-A-Bration, and you really score big when you Join during Sale-A-Bration! Click here to see the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Which way(s) are you going to save during Sale-A-Bration?

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!

My class schedule has just been updated too. Click here to see upcoming classes and register for a class today.

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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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.

Let’s Go Shopping!

If you want to purchase any of the products I used here today, please click here to shop my online store.

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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.

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.

To order any of these papers, or any other item, from my online store, click here. If you are placing an online order and your order is less than $150, please add the Host Code MYVYJSQY when prompted. If your order is $!50 or more (before shipping & sales tax), do not add the host code but rather claim the host rewards for yourself. Thanks !

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!

HOST CODE for September: MYVYJSQY

If you would like to order from the catalog today, please CLICK HERE to start shopping.

If you are placing an online order with me, and your order is less than $150 (before shipping and tax), please use Host Code MYVYJSQY. If your order is $150 or greater, do NOT apply the Host Code but rather take the host rewards for yourself.

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

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!

Click here to shop the new catalog
Click here to shop the Bundles

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

Come and see….

OPEN HOUSE, free event to debut the 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! annual catalog

The 2019-2020 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog is just around the corner! The release of a new catalog is always exciting because there is always so much new to be had. Come and see the products from the new catalog for yourself. I’m hosting an Open House on Saturday June 8th from 10am-2pm and you’re invited!

Door prizes, make & takes, product displays, and of course a new catalog and shopping for everyone! Plan to join me. The event is free, but please RSVP so that I’ll have a catalog and goodie bag for everyone who attends!.

RSVP by leaving me a comment, or text me at 570-357-4580. Come and see what’s new!

Changes are coming….

Chlnges are coming! Keeping up with design and manufacturing trends is something Stampin’ Up! has always done. This is what keeps them on the leading edge of style and design trends. An example of this is the Color Palette, specifically the InColors. In Colors are on trend colors introduced for a 2 year period. With each Annual Catalog (the beginning of June) 5 new colors are introduced, aptly named for 2 year period in which they will be available. And 5 colors are retired. As we prepare to say goodbye to the 2017-2019 InColors, please note all items in these colors will retire and are now only available while supplies last. Shop the retiring 2017-2019 In Colors here.

More changes to come have been announced regarding some of our tools.

The Stampin’ Trimmer is being retired when the current catalog ends. I have always felt that is one of the best, user-friendly trimmers on the market. You can order a Stampin’ Trimmer here before they retire, and don’t forget to order extra Trimmer blades too. There is a current quantity limit of THREE on blade packages (set of two per package).  On April 15, the limit will be increased to SIX (set of two per package). 
A replacement trimmer or paper cutter will be released in the future (date to be determined).

Also being retired is the Big Shot die cutting & embossing machine, and all of it’s accessories. You can purchase a Die Cutting & Embossing Machine here now. A new die cutting and embossing machine will be introduced in the future (date to be determined) – I can’t wait to see what’s coming!

NEW DIES and EMBOSSING FOLDERS: We will still offer dies and embossing folders, but you’ll see some improvements to these items in the new 2019 Annual Catalog too. You can read all about the new dies and embossing folders here.

Several stamp sets will be retired as well to make room for new stamp sets. The Retired List will be posted next week. I will be heading to Atlantic City, NJ for the OnStage convention today and will be getting my 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Stay tuned to my Facebook page for sneak posts and posts from OnStage. I will also have giveaways for many of my posts so make sure you comment on my posts as well.

Talk to you soon! I’m sure there will be more changes coming that I’ll be telling you about!

Nancy

What’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release?

As you may know, on February 15th, Stampin’ Up! added more items to the Sale-A-Bration offering. What’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release? I’m glad you asked! Here is the lo-down on the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release:

The new products include the All Adorned stamp set, Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, and the Painted Seasons Stamp Set/DSP Bundle. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

All Adorned Stamp Set Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release
Country Floral TIEF
Painted Season Bundle

Let’s take a look at this bundle in action:

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So which new product is your favorite? Hard to choose, isn’t it? Want an easy way to get ALL of these new products? Buy a 12 month PrePaid Paper Pumpkin subscription! It’s the most economical way to buy Paper Pumpkin because you save off the monthly shipment price, and during Sale-A-Bration, you earn 4 Level 1 Rewards (or 2 Level 1, and 1 Level 2 Rewards so you can get everything here) AND you earn $20.90 in Stampin’ Rewards! Win-Win!!!

The Best Deal of All!

Want even more? The Starter Kit is the best value yet! During Sale-A-Bration you can choose the $99 Starter Kit or the $129 Starter Kit with exclusive Craft & Carry Tote. Fill each kit with your choice of $175 of product and get Free Shipping. Click here to order your Starter Kit and get started on a Stampin’ Up! Journey that has the power to change your life! Have questions? Let’s chat. Email me. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

Craft and Carry Tote

Several items from the initial Sale-A-Bration offering have already sold out: The Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick foil sheets and the Butterfly Elements are sold out and are no longer available. Make sure you get the Sale-A-Bration items YOU want before they’re gone! Shop today and get the items you want.

So what’s in the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release for you? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s your favorite!

Sale-A-Bration Sympathy

I sat down to make a Sympathy card last night expecting to use the Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item “Lasting Lily” because, well, it has a beautiful lily image and several sentiments that are perfect for this occasion.  However, I wound up using the sentiments but taking a totally different direction for the card.  I do that sometimes (after all it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, isnt’ it?)  Let’s take a look:  Botanical Butterfly meets Lasting LilyThe beautiful “Botanical Butterfly” DSP is a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item (meaning you earn it for FREE with a qualifying $50 order).  That paper is just so gorgeous!  I find myself looking at it but not wanting to cut it up and use it.  Does anyone else have that problem?  The prettier the paper, the harder it is to cut it up.   But in my head I know that it looks a lot better in a card that is going to brighten someone’s day when they open their mailbox than sitting on my  shelf. #loveitchopit #makeacardsendacard

This card is headed for someone special, someone who I refer to as my Stampin’ UP! mom (she introduced me to Stampin’ UP!  many years ago and set my life on a totally different trajectory!  Boy, I’m so glad she did! – But that’s a story for another time).  Her Mom passed away over the weekend.  I definitely needed to chop up my gorgeous DSP  to make a sympathy card for her!

This card is so beautiful because the DSP does all the heavy lifting!  All I had to do was to stamp the sentiment, crop it with an oval framelit, layer it with a stitched oval, place it over a belly band that picks up the tiny black layer, and I was done!  I did use a piece of copier paper on the inside and stamped a sentiment on that.  TIP:  Whenever I use a colored card base, I always add a plain white copier paper insert – it makes it easier to read & write on white than on color. 

I was able to earn both the Botanical Butterfly DSP and the Lasting Lily stamp set at the same time.  I try to make it a habit to never place an order less than $150.  Why?  First of all, shipping is a minimum of $6.95 up to an order of $69.95 (it becomes 10% of the order after that), AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, at $150 you earn Host Rewards EVEN IF THE ENTIRE ORDER IS YOURS (you don’t have to host a party or a workshop to earn those host rewards!)  So if I placed a $150 order, I’d earn 10% in Host Rewards.  If I placed 3 – $50 orders, I’d pay more in shipping and I wouldn’t earn any host rewards.

So, during Sale-A-Bration, you definitely want to place orders in $50 increments so you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items.  But if you can, I suggest you place your order for a minimum of $150 to earn those host rewards too.  (I often use those host rewards to stock up on adhesive or envelopes, and occasionally to indulge in  a stamp set I might not otherwise order).  If you really want to maximize your savings, place a $250 order.  These BIG SPENDERS either order all for themselves, or gather a few orders from friends and family.  At $250 you earn a $25 Host Reward Bonus so you’ll get $25 (10% of $250) and $25 for a total of $50 in Free Products, AND 5 -Level 1 Sale-A-Bration rewards!!

Now is also a good time to order a 12 month PrePaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription ($209) because you’ll earn Free Sale-A-Bration items and you’ll get closer to that $250 Big Spender level.

To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, read my blog post here.  Then head over to my online store, and place your order to earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

JANUARY HOST CODE & FREE GIFT WITH ORDER

If you place an order with me during January that is $75 or more (before tax & shipping) and your order is less than $150, please using HOST CODE B3KMJJ23.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use this Host Code but rather take the Host Rewards for yourself.  If you do place an OnlineOrder of $75 -$149.99 AND use the host code, OR place an order of $150 or more , I will send you the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots as my way of saying “thank you” for shopping with me.

Here’s the supply list for my card if you want to order these products to create this card for yourself.

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" CardstockBotanical Butterfly Designer Series PaperBalmy Blue 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

 

     Stitched Shapes Framelits DiesTuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

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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