I’m still Quilting!

I just can’t put down the new Quilted Christmas suite of products!  I’ve already made quite a few Christmas cards using this set, (you can see a simple Quilted Christmas card here and even watch a video of how to make it!).  Today I wanted to make something using Autumn colors for the TicTacToeChallenge, and I’m still Quilting!  Who says the Quilted Christmas suite is just for Christmas?  Look what I made:I'm Still Quilting for Autumn!

TIC, TAC TOE CHALLENGE #16

For this challenge I used the diagonal from upper right to lower left; Autumn colors, paper piece and Free.

TTTC16My quilt square adorns a mini pizza box.     The autumn colors came from the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper.  The Quilt Builder Framelit dies make easy work of paper piecing.For free I chose to add metallic, which you can see is the sewing needle cropped from gold foil sheets.

Let’s take a closer look at the paper piecing.  paper piecing

Christmas:

I’m going to be featuring more of the Quilted Christmas in the next few days, including a Quilted Christmas special offer you won’t want to miss!  Make sure you come back to my blog, or better yet, subscribe to my mailing list so you won’t miss any offers from me!

And if you like Christmas, then you definitely want to make sure that you subscribe to my mailing list.  Beginning October 4th, I will be sending out my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter featuring an exclusive Christmas project each week for, yup you guessed it, 12 weeks!  These projects will NOT be available to anyone other than my mailing list subscribers as my gift to you.  So if you’re not on the list, you won’t get the newsletter.

Order Online:

If you want to purchase any of the products I used to create this little pizza box, head over to my online store, or click on any of the images below.  Don’t forget to hop over to the TicTacToeChallenge to see some of the other great projects.  But before you go, please leave a comment for me and let me know if the Quilted Christmas suite is on your wish list.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space today!  Come back and stamp with me again.

Nancy Gleason

How to Make a Rectangle using only a Square Framelit Die

Well, that sounds impossible, doesn’t it?   Not only is it not impossible, it is actually quite simple!  And today I am going to show you just how to make a rectangle using only a square framelit die!

I told you that was easy!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this trick.  Thanks 🙂

If you missed yesterday’s blog post, which created the necessity for me to make a rectangle from the Square Framelit die, you can view that here.

merry patterns Don’t miss out on the Hostess special going on right now.  Host a qualifying order of $300 or more, (or place a large order for yourself and get everything on your wishlist!) and get this exclusive stamp set “Merry Patterns” for free!

Merry Patterns, argyle sweater on deer, tis the season, candles

Contact me if you would like to host a party, even a Facebook Party so you can earn this stamp set.

 

 

 

Check back with me, I have more to share from the Quilted Christmas product suite!

Happy Stampin’

How to Make a Simple Card

Hi Friends,

I finally had my chance I had to play with all of the Quilted Christmas products and even though I am not a quilter (I don’t even sew), I fell head over heels for the product suite!

Today I am going to share a video with teaching you how to make a simple Christmas card using this product bundle.  This is perfect for beginners as the coordinating products in the bundle do all the work for you to create beautiful cards!    Seasoned paper crafters will enjoy this product suite as you can create very detailed quilted projects.  #SomethingForEveryone!

Don’t miss my reference to another video within this video!  This is a trick that you will thank me for 🙂  You’re welcome!

So without any further adieu, let’s make a Christmas card:

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.

Here’s another card I made using the same layout, just a different sheet of paper.

How to make a simple card using the Quilted Christmas suite

Which one do you like better?  The paper used in the video or in the photo?

I taught the ladies in my Mini Christmas Card Club how to make this card and they all loved it!  From being so simple, and just using one sheet of paper from the 6×6 stack, they all felt this was a great card when you have to make a lot.  It’s also a very versatile layout and the card can be used for any occasion just by switching the patterned paper and sentiment out.    With all the beautiful patterned paper that Stampin’ Up! offers, you can really let the paper do all the work!

Well, I hope you enjoyed making a card with me.  I will be blogging about the other cards I made using the Quilted Christmas product suite.  In the meantime, check out some of the inspiration from the catalog:Quilted Christmas Product SuiteIf you like Christmas, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list.  Beginning Oct. 4th, my mailing list subscribers will get my 3rd Annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter complete with an exclusive Christmas project delivered to their inbox each week.  If you’re not on my list, you won’t get those 12 Christmas project tutorials. 

If you would like to purchase the Quilted Christmas bundle, or any other products, click here to shop my online store.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

Sept 2017 Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”.  Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Without a doubt, my favorite Holiday is THANKSGIVING!! I just love it:  I love all things about the beauty of the fall season, and I love a holiday whose focus is on giving Thanks to our Creator for all the blessings He has bestowed on us, and that focuses on family and food!  No frantic shopping and gift giving, just a day to enjoy family, food and reflect on all our blessings!

Because of that, I think the sentiment “Gather Together & Give Thanks” perfectly embodies the spirit of Thanksgiving.  The beautiful sunflower in the Painted Harvest stamp set exemplifies the beauty of the season as well.  No wonder that I chose to use this new bundle (Painted Harvest stamp set and the coordinating Leaf Punch) for my project.

Thanksgiving Card using a fall flower and stem & berry wreath using the Painted Harvest stamp set from Stampin Up for the Pals Blog Hop by Nancy Gleason My Stampin Space

Here’s a close-up of that sunflower:

Fall Flowers Autumn Sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set by Nancy Gleason My Stampin Space

Don’t you just love it?  I propped it up on a few stampin’ dimensionals.  You can see how that little bit of dimensions adds so much to this project.

A little flagged end banner is perfect for the sentiment and a piece of 5/8″  burlap ribbon adds a rustic texture.  The wreath was so simple to make.  I used the little berry stamp from the August Paper Pumpkin kit!

Painted Harvest for the Pals Blog Hop

I know that you know want this stamp set bundle!  So you can order it right here!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  By the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space!   Did you like what you saw today?  Then sign up for my mailing list so you don’t miss my 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  Only mailing list subscribers will receive 12 exclusive Christmas projects from me.

Nancy Gleason

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Half Full Wine Themed card with a fancy fold technique

One of the first stamp sets that I just had to have was the “Half Full” wine themed stamp set.  It seems so trendy and I knew the ladies in my stamp club would love this set as well!

I taught my students how to make a Double Z fold card and used the “Half Full” stamp set.  The new Fresh Fig In-Color is the perfect wine color!  Look how fun this card is:

Half Full stamp set by Nancy Gleason My Stampin Space

The real fun comes when you open the card:

Double Z fold card by Nancy Gleason My Stampin Space featuring the "Half Full" wine themed stamp set

Here’s another angle of the Double Z fold card open:

Double Z Fold Card by Nancy Gleason My Stampin Space using the Half Full stamp set

How do you make a Double-Z fold card, you ask?  Very easy.  I started with a card base of Fresh Fig cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at  2-3/4″ and 5-1/2′.

The front panel features a decorative paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack in Fresh Fig, and Whisper White on the other two panels.

The secret to a Double Z-Fold card is scoring the front of the card and folding it back on itself.  Another strip of Fresh Fig cardstock, cut to 1-1/2″ x 11″ is also scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, and then layered with pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Sentiments and images from the set are stamped on these Crumb Cake panels with Fresh Fig ink.

The wine bottle and wine glass are stamped in Whisper White Craft ink onto Fresh Fig cardstock, then fussy cut and adhered to the card front.   My  Paper Snips and Mini Stampin Dimensionals make that an easy task!  Easy-peasy!

I hope you will try to make a Double Z-fold card.  It’s very easy but packs a big punch of “Wow” factor!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this project.

If you want to order the “Half Full” stamp set, please order from my online store.

Remember if you place a qualifying order of $300 or more (gather orders from your friends and family, or host a party with me) and earn the “Merry Patterns” stamp set.  Read all the details of the “Merry Patterns” promotion here.

Thanks for stopping by, come again on Wednesday as myself and a whole bunch of my Stampin’ Pals will be sharing our favorite Holiday in the Pals Blog Hop; prepare to be ‘wowed’!

Nancy Gleason

 

 

 

 

 

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Place Your Holiday Catalog Orders NOW!

The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here!  You can view the catalog here:

2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday CatalogYou can begin placing your orders now here.

This catalog is chock full of SO MANY inspiring products, from stamp sets, to framelit dies, to paper, and ribbon and embellishments and punches to send a stamper into a stamping frenzy!   Seriously, the intricacy of the framelit dies is incredible, allowing you to create things from paper that weren’t possible a few years ago.

Check out two product suites:

Whether Christmas or Halloween, Autumn or Winter; we’ve got you covered!  Which bundle is your #1 must-have?  Do you want them all?

With a qualifying order of $300 or more, whether it’s all for you, or if you host a party, you can also get a FREE, EXCLUSIVE stamp set with our Merry Pattern promotion.  Get the details here:

So when you place your order, try to place a $300 order to get this stamp set, or gather a few friends and host a party.  Use your party sales to qualify for this stamp set.  Contact me if you want to schedule a party (we can even do a Facebook party!)

I’m so excited to share the Holiday Catalog with you!  I hope you are as excited as I am.  I will be sharing some of the projects I’ve been making on my blog in the coming days, and on my Facebook page.  Make sure that you like me on Facebook and follow me on Pinterest too!   Sign up for my mailing list (click on the form to the right).  You will need to be on my mailing list to receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter, a new project each week to get you in the Holiday Crafting Spirit!

Now, get shopping!

Nancy

Cut it Out! The Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”.  Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017 for “My Favorite Season”.   Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Well, it’s no secret that I love the product coordination that Stampin’ Up! offers. And I love punches, so when there’s a punch or die that easily cuts out the shape of a stamped image, I’m all in!

One of the first stamp sets/bundles that I HAD TO HAVE from the 2017/18 Annual Catalog was the Lemon Zest bundle.  I love these fun, zesty lemons and the sassy sayings that go along with them!  The coordinating Lemon Builder Punch makes it (oh, I just have to say it…)  “Easy-Peasy, Lemon Squeezy” to cut out the lemons and leaves.  The 1-3/4″ circle punch is perfectly sized to cut out the citrus fruit slices.

     Life is Short... Live It With Zest! Cut it out with the Lemon Builder Punch  

I taught a class Monday night called “When Life Gives You Lemons”  and it was centered around the Lemon Zest bundle.    I like to teach my students a new technique or a tool, or something that they can use to increase their papercrafting skills.  The teachable lesson in this class was to make backgrounds, especially when you might want, but don’t have, a coordinating Designer Series Paper.  We used the smaller of the 2 leaves to randomly stamp the leaf onto Whisper White cardstock.  The result was a coordinating patterned background that compliments the focal point, the lemons.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but the lemon slices are accented with Wink of Stella which gives them a juicy glow!

If Life Gives You Lemons, Chuck Them Right Back!

The next card also used a stamp, this one from Timeless Textures, to create a background on our Whisper White panel.  I think the blue is the perfect color to compliment the lemons.  The Marina Mist is an under-used, but perfect shade of blue for almost any occasion, like denim is a staple in any wardrobe.  The dark Night of Navy just pops against the Daffodil Delight of the lemon, and is perfectly accented by the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.   I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS RIBBON!  ‘nough said!  Just buy this crinkled seam binding ribbon in every color!  You can thank me after you hold this soft, flowy in your own hands and tie perfectly flawless bows every time.

To My Main Squeeze

This last card is the first card I made as soon as the Lemon Zest Bundle arrived at my door step!  The citrus slices are stamped as Lime, Lemon & Orange slices and have a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ribbon.  I used the same leaf to stamp a background as I did in the first card of this post.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Whisper White.  Of course,  “To My Main Squeeze”  was meant for my husband!  The card didn’t require a special occasion.  After writing some sappy, lovey-dovey note inside, I tucked it in his lunch box to brighten his day!  A sweet surprise.

Cutting out the lemons, the slices and leaves are a breeze with punches.  I really think that punches are a must-have for any paper crafter, and definitely for someone just starting out.  Basic shapes, like circles, and punches that coordinate with stamps are the best value.  Bundling is an even better value when you can save 10%.

Well I hope that you like my “cuts”.   Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Then hop along and see what other project the Pretty Pals have cut out for you.  Come back around and visit me and my blog again. 


If you don’t currently have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and want to order any of the products I showed here, please feel free to shop my online store.  Your order will be shipped right to your home. 

Thanks,

Nancy

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The Holiday Catalog is here!

Oh my!  The 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is here and it couldn’t be more breath-taking!  Demonstrators were given a sneak peek into 3 different product suites over three days last week, and we finally got to view the catalog in full last week too!  Today is the day we get to place our pre-order!  If you want to share in this excitement, then order your Starter Kit ($99 – free shipping – filled with $125 worth of whatever product you want, even Holiday catalog merchandise!  Sweet, right?)

If you don’t want to order a Starter Kit, but want to see what’s in the Holiday Catalog, then pop some popcorn, sit back and hit “PLAY”.  I’ll be sharing videos from Stampin’ Up! with some product suites from the soon to be released catalog.  Then fill out your Wish List, and get ready for September 1st when you can order from this catalog.

Wow! Who needs Netflix? It’s like a Stampin’ Up! Marathon 🙂  After binge-watching Stampin’ UP!, who needs a Wish List? Me too! Fill out this Wish List here (click to download the PDF file), then return the Wish List to me.   I’ll contact the folks on your list and let them know what you want!  They’ll buy what you want, you’ll get what you want, and everyone’s happy!

If all this has you in the mood for Christmas, don’t forget that there are plenty of really nice stamps, papers, embossing folders, etc. in the Annual Catalog too that you can order right now.  Click here!

I can’t wait to share many of the items from the Holiday Catalog with you.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which product suite is your #1 fav! Thanks,

Nancy

Savvy Shoppers Don’t Do This!

Are you a Savvy Shopper?  Of course you are! There are several things that Savvy Shoppers are always doing; searching for the best bargains, cutting coupons, shopping the sales, crunching the numbers, and so on.  But there is one thing that Savvy Shoppers DON’T do, and that is to PAY FULL PRICE!   

And since I know that you like to get the most Stampin’ Supplies for your money, you are a savvy shopper.  So you are really going to LOVE this promotion offer!   Let’s do it in pictures:

Would you rather buy this:

$99 worth of Stampin' Up

Or would you rather buy this?

$99 Starter Kit

Of course, you want the 2nd option! $125 worth of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99 plus FREE SHIPPING!!! 

Now what if you got all this too?

AND THIS?

FREE ESSENTIALS GIFT PACK

So, Savvy Shopper, What Would You Rather?  $99 of supplies for $108.90,   or $197 worth of supplies for $99?

Do I even have to ask?  It’s a no-brainer!  When you purchase the Starter Kit between July 1-31st, you’ll get all these extras thrown in!  Then you’ll get to save a minimum of 20% off all of your future orders, qualify to pre-order from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, and the 2018 Sale-A-Bration and 2018 Occasions catalog, as long as you stay an active demonstrator and meet a modest quarterly minimum in purchases (sales).

Ok, so choose $125 of your favorite Stampin’ Up! products,  click here to purchase the Starter Kit and complete the IDA agreement and you’re done!  All the Free extra’s will be included with our Starter Kit.

Join NowThere are so many reasons TO take advantage of this offer, and I can’t think of a single reason NOT TO.  So what are you waiting for?  Click that big button now!  You’ll be so glad you did! 

Looking forward to having you on my team!

Nancy

Let there be CAKE!

And cake without calories is the best kind! 

I’m excited today for two reasons;  first I got to break out one of my new stamp sets, Icing on the Cake!  Yeah, always fun, right?  Second, I get to play along with the Global Design Project this week!  And if the designers over there like my entry enough, I may even get the distinct honor of being their Guest Designer!  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that they like my entry as they are sorting through all of the entries this week!  I think that would be so cool!

So here’s the Color Challenge from GDP:

GLobal Design Challenge 093

I just love these colors together – so bright and playful!!!  Here is my entry:

Birthday cake

So many different techniques and textures came together to make this card.

The Recipe:

This card started like so many others; a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card base with a few layers, in this case Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.  That was followed by another layer of Whisper White which is supporting panel for my focal point; the awesome layer cake!  The bottom layer of the cake features a scrap of the Berry Burst Fresh Floral Designer Series paper, the middle layer is a scrap of Whisper White cardstock embossed with our new Embossing Paste that was colored with Lemon Lime ink, and decorative masks.  The Top layer is a scrap of whisper white cardstock that was stamped in Pool Party ink with the polka dots from the retired Celebrate Today stamp set.  Each layer was topped with a line of frosting from the Icing on the Cake stamp set.  A sweet little In Color Bitty Bow in Berry Burst tops it all.

The sentiment was heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on a scrap of Berry Burst cardstock.  I think being chosen as a guest designer would be the icing on the cake!

If you like my cake, please leave a comment for me.  Then be sure to head over the Global Design Project to see all the other entries.  The judges sure will have their work cut out for them!

The Icing on the Cake stamp set is going to be so versatile and I’m sure I’ll be reaching for it quite a lot for upcoming birthdays.  If you want to order this stamp set, or any of the items on your wish list, then you’ll want to make sure you take advantage of our Bonus Days promotion going on now.

What are Bonus Days you ask?  For every $50 you spend in my online store between July 1-31, you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem in August!  Bonus!  To learn more, click here.

To start shopping and earning free stuff, Click here.

Shop NowThanks for stopping My Stampin Space, and for shopping with me!  I love to have here.  Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Nancy