Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Peek

I just had to play with some of my goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalog and share my Cookie Cutter Christmas Card from the Candy Cane Lane Suite today.  One extra fun part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting to order from the new catalogs early!  Customers may order beginning on Selptember 1st, so start making your wish list early-trust me, it is going to be a long one…..

 

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

Here is a close up of the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch that can be bundled to save 10%.

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

How cute is this?  The punch also coordinates with Cookie Cutter Halloween, but that is for another day..

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

My card base is Real Red.  I chose the striped paper from the Candy Cane Lane DSP, and layered it on a panel of Crumb Cake with glue.  I added a Delicate White Doily to the center with glue and worked on my banners.  The largest banner is cut in Crumb Cake, then dry embossed with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from the new Candy Cane Christmas stamp set in Real Red and used another banner from the Banners Framelits to die cut it, then adhered it to the larger banner with glue and glued it on top of the doily.

Here is a look at the Candy Cane lane DSP:

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Candy Cane Lane

 

The Gingerbread Boy is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  I also punched out Real Red heart shaped buttons using that same punch and added them to his shirt with glue.  The candy is from Candy Cane Christmas stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White Thick card stock , fussy cut with Paper Snips, and adhered to the front with glue and dimensionals.  I made a bow with the wonderful new 3 /4″ Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon and attached it with glue dots on the front and back and popped this panel onto the card base with dimensionals.

 

Here is a look at Candy Cane Lane and another peek at the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps:

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

I finished the inside of my card with a little strip of the new Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape along the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel.  

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

I really think you should add Cookie Cutter Christmas to your wish list, I can envision so many adorable projects with this bundle, and of course, you must add Candy Cane Christmas and Candy Cane Lane DSP, and well, you get my drift!!!

 

 

Are you getting a little excited for the 2016 Handmade for the Holidays Catalog?  Why not join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator so that you can be in on all of the new products each season?  Check out my Join My Team page, or email me with questions.  There is no pressure to sell, you may just want to be a hobby demonstrator-no problem!  Contact me with any questions.  

 

 


Holiday Catalog Shares

 

Are you interested in sampling all of the new DSP and Embellishments from the Holiday Catalog?  Check out my Holiday Catalog Shares HERE

Deadline to be on my Catalog Shares list is August 28th!

 

 

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the *HOST CODE.  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

*When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code, as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 


 

Thoughtful Branches

 

Have you ordered Thoughtful Branches yet?  Don’t forget, it is only here for the month of August!


 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you next time…..

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Irresistibly Floral Hello Card

Happy Saturday!  My share today is using the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper as its starting point.  

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

The sketch was inspired by the one this week at Pals Paper Arts,  PPA 312

 

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And I’m playing along with the color challenge over at Can You Case It? CYCI 131

 

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I have to admit, this color theme was really a challenge for me, as I do not normally tend to use those 3 together, however, I am happy with the results.  

 

Irresistibly floral

 

I chose a pattern in the Irresistibly Floral DSP pack that coordinates with the May Flowers Framelits Die I used for my flower, and sponged it in Smoky Slate.  I then framed it in a little larger panel of Basic Gray card stock, using liquid glue.  Next I die cut 3 flowers in Daffodil Delight, curled the edges a little and glued them together randomly so that they would stay together, but not lay flat.  The center is a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape dot. The leaves were also die cut from the May Flowers Framelits in Basic Gray card stock.  

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

I needed some darker ribbon than I had in my stash, so I dyed a length of White Organza Ribbon by pulling it across the Smoky Slate ink pad while holding it down with  a piece of sponge. The ink dyed it a little darker than I thought it would be, but I decided to leave it alone!  I used Tear & Tape to adhere it to the front and the back of this panel.  The Hello sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases and is stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black onto a panel of Whisper White, then die cut with the smallest Banners die.  I framed it with another small Banners die in Basic Gray card stock and popped it onto the front with dimensionals.  The Daffodil Delight Flower and Basic Gray leaves are attached with small amounts of liquid glue.

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

I used the Flourish Thinlets die to add a little banner across the bottom in Daffodil Delight.  


 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the HOST CODE.  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  


 

 

Look what Mr. Brown delivered to my door today:  

 

Catalog Share

These are just a few of the new goodies in the 2016 Holiday Catalog!  Would you like to order a Catalog Share?  

Holiday Catalog Shares

Click HERE to find out about my Catalog Share for the new Holiday Catalog!  You are going to love all of the new products!!!


 

 

 

Do you live in a state listed in the chart below?  If so, you may have a tax free weekend!  

 

Tax Free Shopping

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in my card today:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Have a happy stamping Saturday!  Hope to see you next time….

Cardiology by Jari Holiday Catalog Shares

As promised, I am announcing my Holiday Catalog Shares.  Are you getting excited about the Holiday Catalog?  Well, let me tell you when you get your hands on it, you will be very excited with all of the wonderful new stamps, thinlets, framelits, punches and embellishments. Wow, Stampin’ Up! has gone all out again to help us create beautiful holiday projects!  Here is a peek at the front of the catalog:

 

Holiday Catalog Shares

 

If you are a current customer of mine, or have spent at least $50 with me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving your very own free catalog in just a few days.  A catalog share is just that, a share of some of the new products at a fraction of the cost of purchasing them all!  I am offering a paper share and an embellishment share.  See below for the details for each.

:

Cardiology by Jari Paper Share  $16.00  (plus $5.25 First Class Shipping)

Receive a sampling of all of the new Holiday DSP (44 pieces of 6″ X  6″ sheets) If you bought them all, you would pay $80.00.  The numbers in parenthesis are what you will receive of each DSP.

Candy Cane Lane   (6)

Warmth and Cheer (12)

Presents and Pinecones (6)

Fancy Frost (6)

Petals and Paisleys (6)

Copper Foil (1)

Halloween Night (6)

Pumpkin Pie Glimmer (1)

 

Cardiology by Jari Embellishments Share  $25.00 (plus $6.45  Priority shipping)

Receive a sampling of all of the Holiday ribbons, twine, boxes, etc. If you bought all of them, you would spend $136.00.  The numbers in parenthesis are how many of each you will receive.

Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (10 yards-5 of each color)

Real Red Stitched Ribbon (2 yards)

Metallic Thread Combo (10 yards of each of 2 colors)

White Gift Boxes (2)

Kraft Rope Trim (3 yards)

Baker’s Twine Trio (15 yards-5 of each)

Silky Taffeta Ribbon (10 yards, 5 of each)

Mini Pinecones (6)

Christmas Trinkets (12)

3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (2 yards, 1 of each)

6 X 17 Gussseted Bags (5)

3/8″ Ribbon Ribbon Trio Pack (3 yards, 1 of each)

Halloween Nights Enamel Dots (48)

Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine (10 yards, 5 of each color)

Mini Tassels (4-2 of each color)

 

Want it all?  $41.00 plus $6.45 Priority shipping

 

Anyone may take advantage of my Holiday Catalog Shares, but I can only ship to addresses within the United States.  I will accept PayPal only for the payment.  Please email me at cardiologybyjari@gmail.com with the share or shares you are interested in and include your name and the email connected to your PayPal account by Sunday, August 28, 2016.  I will order early on September 1st, and once I receive your products, I will cut and sort them and get them out ASAP.

 

Sharing Kindness for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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We’re here with another sketch challenge, so glad you are joining the hop!  My share today uses several Stampin’ Up! products and all of them combine to make the whole, so I could not give it a title with a stamp set name.  That is why I chose Sharing Kindness.  You’ll see what  I mean shortly!

Here is our sketch:

 

Happy Stampers Sketch 8/4/16

 

Sharing Kindness

 

Last week when Sandi shared her butterfly (see it here) made from the flower die from Sunshine Wishes, it made me think I could also use it for a larger flower head, and that’s just what I did!  I actually die cut 3 of the flower images and cut off the stems and played around until I had the shape I wanted.  

 

Sharing Kindness

 

I glued the three Daffodil Deight pieces together in the middle with liquid glue, then I used dies from the Botanical Builders Die set for the flower centers in Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder.  I curled them a little so that they would have some dimension and then popped them onto the center with dimensionals.  

 

Sharing Kindness

 

I pulled out the flower image from Flower Shop that most resembled the larger flower and stamped 2 onto some Watermelon Wonder card stock, then punched them out with the Pansy Punch.  I also curled them a little and added a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape to the centers.   The banner sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches (only available this month!).  I stamped it in Versa Mark ink and dusted it with Copper Embossing Powder, then heat embossed it.  I used the Banner Triple Punch to cut the one end of the Crumb Cake panel.
The layers are Affectionately Yours and Cucumber Crush and are popped onto the Night Of Navy base with dimensionals.

 

Sharing Kindness

I left the inside plain for plenty of room for writing, just added some of the Affectionately Yours DSP to the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel.

 

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The final touch was to decorate the envelope with some more of the Affectionately Yours DSP.

Card stock cuts and products used will be at the end of my post.

 

Now, time to hop on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see what she has created for our sketch challenge today!

 

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Here is a list of the Happy Stampers in case you get lost along the way:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray


 

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 

 

Do you live in a state listed in the chart below?  If so, you may have a tax free weekend coming up!  

Click on the chart for the PDF version.
Tax Free Shopping

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Are you using those Bonus Coupons you earned in July?  August is the time to cash them in!  

Redeem Bonus coupons

 


 

 

 

Card stock cuts in inches:

Night Of Navy card stock base:  5 1/2 X 8 1/2; scored at 4 14 and folded

Garden Green panel:  5 1/2 X 3 1/2

Affectionately Yours DSP panel on front: 5 3/8 X 3 3/8; for inside 5 1/4 X 1/2; for envelope flap:  6 X 2 1/2

Crumb Cake panel for inside: 5 1/4 X 4; for the banner:  4 X 1

Daffodil Delight for flower 9 X 2 1/4

Watermelon Wonder for small flowers:  4 X 2

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in making this card:

 

 

Pansy Punch

$16.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you next time……

 

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

How about a Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card for the first day you can order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and/or bundle?  I do love the versatility of this set and with the addition of the Beatutiful Branches Framelits Dies, how can you go wrong?!!

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

My color inspiration is from Fab Friday92

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The inspiration for my sketch is from the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge, SSC132.  Why not play along, too?

 

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 My Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card came together actually very quickly.  I started by stamping the ground image in Soft Suede that I stamped off once, then stamped the tree trunk in Soft Suede onto a panel of Very Vanilla. I added the “needles” in Garden Green.  I found a small bird on the Tree Builder Punch and punched it out in Cherry Cobbler, then added some details and glued it near the base of the tree.  

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

I used my Layering Ovals Dies to cut the Very Vanilla oval, then backed it in Cherry Cobbler with a Scalloped Die from the same set.  I made a star out of Gold Foil using the die from my Mini Treatbag Thinlets Dies and popped it onto the tree with a small dimensional piece.  I cut two lengths of the 5/8″ Burlap ribbon, added Tear & Tape Adhesive and adhered it to the striped This Christmas Specialty DSP that I had earlier attached to a panel of Very Vanilla stock with liquid glue.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

I stamped the Christmas sentiment from the Time of Year Host Set in Cherry Cobbler onto a panel of Very Vanilla and die cut it with the corresponding banner die from Bunch of Banners Framelits. Then, popped it onto the front with one glue dot on the end attached to the art piece and dimensionals on the other half. This whole panel was then added to the Garden Green card base with dimensionals.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

I chose a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Cherry Cobbler, then added a narrow strip of the This Christmas Speciallty DSP  to the bottom.

 

Hope you like this Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card, and it will encourage you to order this stamp set bundle today!

 

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144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD

143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00

143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD

 


 

Ordering also begins today for this new set called, I Stamped This

 

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Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  



 

 

Stampin’ Up Products used for Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to come back Thursday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird Kite

Today’s  clean and simple card is made with the Kite images from the Swirly Bird stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have seen several cards using the Kite in this set and have been wanting to try it myself.  

 

Kite

 

 

My sketch inspiration came from Case This Sketch, CTS #183.  Please make sure you take a look at all of the inspiration over there.

 

CTS 183 Kite

 

 

Kite

 

I started by stamping the Kite images in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point onto some Whisper White thick card stock.  Whenever I am going to fussy cut an image, the thick card stock holds up much better for me.  I used the “swoosh” image from Sheltering Tree and inked some bright colors for the sky background.  They are in order from top down:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.  

 

Kite

 

 

 

The Thinking of You sentiment is also from Sheltering Tree, and is stamped onto the front of the Whisper White panel in Pacific Point ink.  I decided where I wanted each Kite to go and then stamped the kite strings in Pacific Point.  The tails are stamped in Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.  Then each Kite was added to the front with dimensionals.  I adhered the art piece to a panel of Bermuda Bay with liquid glue, then popped that panel onto the Pacific Point card base with dimensionals.

 

Kite

 

 

For the inside, I chose a sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set and stamped it in Pacific Point, then added another Kite stamped in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point inks.

 

Card Stock Cuts in inches and a list of Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of my post.


 

 

Tomorrow is the Big Day!  Don’t forget to place an order for the 2 new stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! (Use your Bonus Coupons)

I Stamped This

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Thoughtful Branches Bundle

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144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD

143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00

143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  


 

Holiday Catalog Shares

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Demonstrators got a sneak peek of the wonderful new Holiday Catalog last week.  Stay tuned for some information about a Paper and Embellishment Share I will be offering!  You are going to be amazed at all of the wonderful new products!! 


 

Card stock cuts:  

Pacific Point card base 4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2

Bermuda Bay 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White for art panel 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; for inside panel 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White Thick for kites 2 1/2 X 3

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Product List:  

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you next time…..

Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Birthday

I’m using Bear Hugs from Stampin’ Up! for my birthday card for today.  This is another great stamp set that coordinates with  the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies.  Doesn’t this bear look awesome?  And no fussy cutting…..

 

Bear Hugs

 

I recently read about a boy with terminal cancer who only wants to receive birthday cards for his 13th birthday in August. Last week when my grandsons were here, two of them made birthday cards to send him and I wanted to make one, too.  So, I thought Bear Hugs would be a fun set to use.  

 

I used the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew for my design inspiration.  Pop over there to see what it’s all about!

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I started by stamping the bear image and derby hat from Bear Hugs in Soft Suede onto a panel of Kraft card stock and the bow tie in Tempting Turquoise onto Tempting Turquoise, then die cut them with the coordinating dies.  The bow tie is glued to the bear with liquid glue.

 

Bear Hugs

 

Next, I dry embosssed a panel of Tempting Turquoise in the Lucky Stars TIEF and then adhered a strip of the striped Festive Birthday DSP to the side of the card with liquid glue.  This panel was then popped onto my Crushed Curry card stock base with dimensionals.  I stamped the banner and sentiment from Thoughtful Banners in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White and used the Duet Banner Punch (bundle and save 10%) to cut it out.  

 

Bear Hugs

 

I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to make 3 balloons from more of the Festive Birthday DSP and tied some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine to each balloon.  They are secured to the backs with dimensionals.  I popped on the bear and his hat with dimensionals and folded his arms up so he would not look so flat, then added the banner also with dimensionals.  The balloon strings were pulled taut and knotted, then added with a glue dot.  For a little bling, I added the Tempting Turquoise Enamel Shapes.

 

 

Bear Hugs

I chose the sentiment for the inside from Better Together.  Don’t you just love this font?  It is in Tempting Turquoise onto Whisper White that was matted with Tempting Turquoise card stock before gluing to the card base.  It is finished off with a left over strip from the Festive Birthday DSP.

I also added some of the Festive Birthday DSP to the flap of the envelope.

Bear Hugs

 

Click Here to learn about who I am sending this card to.  

 

Do you want to send a birthday card, too?  Here is his information:

Jacob Priestly

P.O. Box 855

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

 


 

Tax Free Shopping

 

Do you live in one of these states?  If so, take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! products that will also be tax free!  Click on the image below for a PDF version. 

 

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Get ready, August 2nd is only a few days away!  You do not want to miss out on this fabulous set-order early as it will only be available till the end of August!

Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches,that will be available only for a limited time (while supplies last).  This bundle will be available beginning on August 2 and you will be able to use your Bonus Days coupons toward the purchase of this bundle!

 


 

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

 

July has 31 days, today is day 30, so you have ONE more day to earn Bonus coupons!!  Click HERE for the scoop.


 

 

Announcing a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to personalize your cards and Stampin’ Up! creations:

“I Stamped This” coming soon.

Available August 2, 2016

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The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Demonstrators got a sneak peek of the wonderful new Holiday Catalog this week.  Stay tuned for some information about a Paper and Embellishment Share I will be offering!  Excitement is in the air!!!


 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just hop on the Shop With Me at the top of my page and go directly to my online store.  And don’t forget to check out my customer REWARDS.

 

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When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in making my card:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you make some time to stamp!  See you next time…..

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake

How about a Sweet Cupcake for a birthday?  Sounds delicious, right?  This one does look almost yummy enough to eat, but hold out for a real one, say from Gigi’s!  All kidding aside, my share today is a birthday card using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the fun Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! ( Bundle and save 10%).  

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

The sketch idea came from The Paper Players Challenge #305.  I turned it around for my card, though!

 

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And, the birthday theme is from Can You Case It #130, Birthday Challenge Plus

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I hope you will head over to both of those sites and check out the designers and those playing along for some great inspiration!

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

It is hard to resist all of the new stamp sets and Framelits or Thinlets that bundle with them.  They make card making so easy and fun!  Sweet Cupcake is a 3-step stamp for the cupcake top and the paper liner.  For my cupcake, I stamped Flirty Flamingo first, then Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette last.  It is difficult to see, but I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the lighter areas and also on the Flirty Flamingo candle. 

The cupcake liner was stamped first in Soft Suede, then in Crumb Cake and finally in Sahara Sand. I used the Cupcake Cutout Framelits to die cut them all and set them aside to build the rest of the card.

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

My card base is Blushing Bride.  I layered a panel of Crumb Cake and a panel of Soft Suede that was dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot TIEF on top, then added the layers under the cupcake.  They are Whisper White and Soft Suede from the Neutrals DSP stack. All of those layers are adhered with glue so I could pop up all of the other elements with dimensionals. 

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

One look at the Sweet Cupcake should be enough to convince you that it is sweet, but I love the Sweet die found in the Cupcake Cutouts die set, so I cut it out using some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The banner is also included in the die set-don’t you like the way it can be folded to give the 3-D effect?  I added a heart from the Gift Card Envelope and Trim Thinlets, also using the Glimmer paper.  The other sentiments are from Thoughtful Banners.

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

 

The inside sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms and is stamped in Soft Suede.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added another Glimmer heart and on the bottom, another die cut from the Cupcake Cutouts set also in Glimmer paper.

Card stock cuts in inches and Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of the post.


 

 

Announcing a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to personalize your cards and Stampin’ Up! creations:

“I Stamped This” coming soon.

Available August 2, 2016

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See the full sized flyer HERE.

 

 

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Get ready, August 2nd is only a few days away!  You do not want to miss out on this fabulous set-order early as it will only be available till the end of August!

Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches, that will be available only for a limited time (while supplies last).  This bundle will be available beginning on August 2 and you will be able to use your Bonus Days coupons toward the purchase of this bundle!


 

 

*****Tax Free Shopping!!!  *****

There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.   Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time if you live in one of those states.  Click on the image below for a PDF version of the chart, and check your state’s dates!!

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Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

 

Only a few more days to earn in July and spend in August!!!!  Click HERE for the details.

 


Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop with Me above and go directly to my online store 24/7!  Check out the Host Code below and information on how I reward my customers.

 

Host Code:  JA9XJBWG

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  Also, check out my REWARDS page to see how I reward my customers ?

 


 

Card Stock Cuts

Blushing Bride card base 5 1/2 X 8; scored at 4 1/4; scraps for banner and word rectangles

Crumb Cake panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Soft Suede panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White  for front panel 1 5/8 X 3 1/2; for inside panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White Thick for cupcake and candle 2 1/4 X 3

Soft Suede DSP panel for front 1 1/2 X 3 7/16; for inside panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 9 X 1 1/4

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today for my Sweet Cupcake birthday card!  Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you next time….

Stampin’ Up! Flourish for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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I am using the Flourish Thinlets Dies and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for our color challenge at the Happy Stampers Blog Hop this week.  Doesn’t every card need a little “Flourish” now and then?

We are using these colors:

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At first glance, I thought I would not really like these colors together, but was pleasantly surprised once I began putting them together.  The Flourish Thinlets dies are all fun to work with, especially the flourish die I used for the front of the card.  I used Old Olive for it, and contemplated adding some Delightful Dijon for the flowers, but really liked it better as one color.  

 

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I added a Delicate White Doily to the front of the Serene Scenery DSP, then adhered that panel to a panel of Pool Party with glue.  Next, I cut a length of Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and attached it to the front (and around the back) with 2 strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I added the Old Olive flourish cut out with my fine tip glue pen, but did not glue it down completely so that it was not too flat.  

 

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The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, the companion stamp set to the Flourish Thinlets (bundle it and save 10%).  I stamped it in Delightful Dijon and then die cut it with an oval die from the Layering Ovals Collection.  I used a little larger scalloped oval die from the same set to frame it in Old Olive.

 

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For the inside, I stamped the flourish in Old Olive and the sentiment in Delightul Dijon.  Both images are in the Flourishing Phrases set.  The Whisper White art panel is adhered to a panel of Pool Party, then added to the Old Olive card base with liquid glue.  

Card stock cuts in inches and a complete list of products will be at the end of my post.


 

Now, you’re on to see what Heather has for us today!  Click the icon below to go to her blog.  If you get lost along the way, you may click on any of the names below to return or advance to their blog.

 

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Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Heather Wright-Porto


 

 

July is almost over!!  Do not miss out on your Bonus Days Rewards!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

 

Clilck Here for information about Bonus Days.

 

 

Thoughtful Branches

 

Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches, that will be available only for a limited time (while supplies last).  This bundle will be available beginning onAugust 2 and you will be able to use your Bonus Days coupons toward the purchase of this bundle!  Click on the images below to see the full-size flyer.

 

Thoughtful Branches

 

Thoughtful Branches

  • All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 or while supplies last
  • Customers may use Bonus Days coupons on the stamp set, Thinlits, or bundle.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. No minimum purchase required.
  • Promotion period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • PHONE/FAX/MAIL: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/ONLINE: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

 

 

 

 

Are you in need of Stampin’ Up! supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page or click HERE to go directly to my online store.  

 

Current Host Code:  JA9XJBWG

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  Also, check out my REWARDS page to see how I reward my repeat customers ?


 

 

Card stock cuts:

Old Olive base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4, scrap for oval

Pool Party panels for outside and inside:  5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Serene Scenery panel:  5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White panel for inside:  5 1/4 X 4; scrap for oval

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used today:  

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Today’s share is from Thoughtful Branches, the new limited time only stamp set bundle, available to you beginning August 2, 2016.  

 

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I’m also playing along with the TFIFc65.  I used the dies from the Thoughtful Branches bundle for my cutting.  

 

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I have actually had this bundle a few days now and have been dying to try it out, but I had 4 grandsons visiting last week and stamping got put on the back burner!  I will really miss them, though…….

 

 

Thoughtful Branches

 

 

When you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, one of the extra perks is that we can purchase many stamp sets ahead of our customers-and this one just happens to fall into that category.  I have been advertising the Thougthful Branches bundle for a few weeks now, and you have probably seen some samples on Pinterest-don’t you just love this set?   Until I received mine, I did not realize that I could create a hydrangea with it.  

I actually die cut two flower tops, one in Elegant Eggplant and one in Perfect Plum, because that is kind of what mine look like when they bloom.  I offset the Elegant Eggplant onto the Perfect Plum when gluing together and once dry, I added Clear Wink of Stella all over the top, then placed a few Pearls Basic Jewels around the flower. The leaves are die cut in Wild Wasabi.  

 

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The Whisper White panel was dry embossed with the Brick Wall TIEF, then glued to the Elegant Eggplant card base.  I cut a narrow panel of Perfect Plum from the Regals DSP stack and framed it with a little larger panel of Perfect Plum, then glued down my hydrangea and leaves to it.  I wrapped a length of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow on the stem before popping this panel onto the front with dimensionals.  

I chose a sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches set and stamped it in Versa Mark on to Elegant Eggplant, dusted it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.  Once it cooled, I used the die from the Rose Garden Thinlets set to cut it out.  It is added to the front with dimensionals.

 

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I really wanted to use 2 flowers on the front of my card, so I originally die cut two of each color, but when I decided it wouldn’t work, I set them aside to add to the inside.  They also have been enhanced with Clear Wink of Stella, though I do not think you can tell from this angle.  The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.  

Make sure you add Thoughtful Branches to your wish list!  Ordering is only a few days away!

A complete product list is at the end of this post, as well as card stock cuts in inches.


 

Thoughtful Branches

 

Thoughtful Branches

Thoughtful Branches

 

  • All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 or while supplies last
  • Customers may use Bonus Days coupons on the stamp set, Thinlits, or bundle.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. No minimum purchase required.
  • Promotion period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • PHONE/FAX/MAIL: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/ONLINE: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

 

 

July is almost over!!  Do not miss out on your Bonus Days Rewards!

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Click HERE for my post that explains Bonus Days.


 

 

 

Are you in need of Stampin’ Up! supplies?  I would love to become your demonstrator!  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page or click HERE to go directly to my online store.  

 

Current Host Code:  JA9XJBWG

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  Also, check out my REWARDS page to see how I reward my repeat customers ?


 

Card Stock cuts in inches:

Elegant Eggplant base 4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2;  3 1/2 X 6 for hydrangea cuts; 1 1/2 X 2 3/4 for banner

Whisper White for outside and inside 41/8 X 5 3/8

Perfect Plum panel 2 3/8 X 5 3/8; 3 1/2 X 6  for hydrangea cuts

Perfect Plum DSP panel 2 1/4 X 5 3/8

Wild Wasabi for leaves  3 X 7 1/2

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Product List

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you next time!