Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Let’s Celebrate! for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Let's Celebrate

Thanks for joining in on our blog hop for this month!  We have a Celebrate theme, so Let’s Celebrate!  My share is a decorated gift box and matching card using the Here’s To Cheers Stamp set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! 

Let's Celebrate

 

Have you needed a gift box and did not have just the right one, or gone to the store to purchase a gift and the store is out of gift boxes?  Well, that happened to me recently, and that is what inspired me to make my own gift box.  That’s when Stampin’ Up! came to the rescue.  I saw this wonderful tutorial by Donna from Stampin’ Up! on creating your own gift packaging.  I will not write out the steps, you can watch it for yourself right HERE.  Wonderful instructions!

Here are photos of the box un-decorated:

Let's Celebrate

 

Let's Celebrate

 

I used the Here’s To Cheers Stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum (this is beginning to be one of my favorite colors!) My Layering Circles Framelits Dies were used to cut out a circle around the sentiment and frame it with a Sweet Sugarplum scalloped circle.  Next, I die cut the Soft Sky tag from the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, snipping off the portion normally used to create a bottle tag.  I also used some Silver Foil to die cut the beautiful cut work that is on the tag and adhered it with glue. Finally,  I ran a length of the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon through the tag and around the box and adhered it with some Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The bow was added to the other ribbon with glue dots.
Let's Celebrate

 

I know the box is pretty all by itself, but I really wanted to add a card, so I duplicated the tag and added a little more flair.

Let's Celebrate

 

For the backdrop on my whisper White Notecard, I stamped the starry image from Star of Light in Soft Sky ink, adding a few extra star images around.  The ribbon was attached with Tear & Tape, then I layered the decorated tag, a Silver Foil doily and the sentiment circles with dimensionals.  

And here is the inside of the Let’s Celebrate card:

Let's Celebrate

I stamped the star images from Star of Light in Soft Sky and the Stylized Birthday stamp in Sweet Sugarplum. 

A list of card stock cuts and products used in my card and box will be at the end of the post.  


 

Well, Let’s Celebrate some more and see what the rest of the team has for us today!  Just click on the forward arrow to head over to Mary Deatherage’s  Blog, you may also hop back to see Jaimie Babarczy’s post by clicking on the previous blog button.  Enjoy!

 

 

Here is a list of the Krew sharing today in case you get lost along the way:

Jaimie Babarczy

Jari Francis (you are here)

Mary Deatherage

Linda Geiger

Amy Koenders


 

December 1-16 Host Code:  USSEVRWF

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!


 

Year end closeouts

To shop for the Year-End Closeouts, click HERE.


 

Card Stock Cuts for the Let’s Celebrate Box and Card: 

Fancy Frost Designer Series paper for box lid 12 x 12

Sweet Sugarplum for the box bottom 12 x 12 ; for the scalloped circle 2 1/2 square (x 2)

Soft Sky for the tag 2 1/6 x 6; the card tag is 1 3/4 x 2 1/4

Whisper White for the sentiment circle 2 1/4 square (x 2); for the panel inside the note card 4 7/8 x 3 3/8

Silver Foil 2 x 3 (x 2)

 

Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.   Thanks for stopping by today!  

Star of Light for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Elegant Christmas Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop.  As you can see, our theme is Elegant Christmas, so for my share, I am using the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light stamp set.   

 

Star of Light

 

Whisper White and Silver Foil together do not photograph easily!  Especially for a novice photographer like me.  I really love this Star of Light stamp set and the Starlight Thinlets Dies.  Bundle them and save 10%!  There are so many wonderful sentiments and wow, don’t you just love that star die?  

 

Star of Light

 

 

First, I stamped the swirl image onto a panel of Whisper White. using Versa Mark ink and Heat & Stick Powder.  I heat embossed it briefly, then sprinkled on the Silver Stampin’ Glitter and completed the heat embossing.  I used the same process on the large star image, then die cut it.  The sentiment and small stars are also from Star of Light and they were stamped with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with Silver Emboss Powder and heat embossed.

 

Star of Light

 

For the inside of my card, I die cut one of the other stars from the Starlight Thinlets Dies from a panel of Silver Foil DSP.  I stamped the Star of Light sentiment in Versa Mark ink, added Silver Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. The die cut star was then glued just above it.

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


 

 

Now, click on the forward arrow below to head over to see Amy’s Elegant Christmas creation, or click the back arrow to see Linda’s Elegant Christmas creation.

 

 

winter holiday

winter holiday

 

Amy’s Inkin’ Krew members sharing today:

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Linda Geiger

Jari Francis (you are here)

Amy Koenders


 

Stitched Shapes Framelits and Coordinating Stamp Set SALE

November 1-30, 2016

Stitched Framelits

 

You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets from November 1-30.   With Stitched Shapes Framelits,  you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.  And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date. 

Details:
 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):  OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE to shop for the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stamp Sets on Sale.


 

If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of my page and go directly to my online store.

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


Card stock cuts and products used in making my Star of Light card:

Whisper White Thick card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Silver Foil panel 4 x 5 1/4; strip 1 x 4, oval 2 x 1 1/4; star for inside 2 1/2 square

Whisper White panel for artwork 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; large star 3 1/2 x 4; scraps for small stars; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; oval 2 x 1

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

 


 

Thanks for stopping by today for our monthly blog hop.  Hop to see you next time with more stamping ideas!

Stampin’ Up! Suite Seasons for Christmas

I have another really quick and easy Christmas card today using Suite Seasons from Stampin’ Up! 

 

Seasons

 

First, I attached a panel of This Christmas Specialty DSP  to my Very Vanilla card stock base.  Then, I cut a banner and a thin strip from two other designs of the same DSP and attached them to the front of the card.  A length of Silver Sequins were then attached on top of the green banner.

 

Seasons

 

 

Using my Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, I colored the sentiment stamp, huffed on it several times and stamped it onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  I used my Layering Squares Framelits to cut out the sentiment panel and the Cherry Cobbler frame for the sentiment.  Once they were glued together, I popped that panel onto the front with dimensionals.  

 

Seasons

 

For the inside of the card, I chose a sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set and stamped it in Garden Green onto a panel of Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut the floral image from another piece of the This Christmas DSP and glued it beside my sentiment.  Then, I added another strip of the patterned DSP that I had used on the front of the card to finish it off.  

And, there you have it. a very quick and easy Christmas card!!

Card stock cuts in inches are at the end of my post.  

 

 

 

Stitched From the Heart

Click Here to shop for the stamp set at 25% off and see the Stitched Shapes Framelits, they coordinate with.  This is your chance to get some great stamps at a reduced price and purchase these awesome Framelits, too!!

Here are the details:

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship.  With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.

 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):
         • Phone: November 30, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
• OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)


 

 

November 1-15 Host Code:  R6XP2MF7

When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $8.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

I also reward my customers with Heart Rewards.  Have you checked out my REWARDS page yet?  See how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! product 🙂


 

Card Stock Cuts for my Suite Seasons Christmas Card:

Very Vanilla Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4; for the inside  5 1/4 x 4

This Christmas DSP (sheet music) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

This Christmas DSP (Garden Green check)  5 1/4 x 1 1/2

This Christmas DSP ( Cherry Cobbler pattern) for outside  5 1/2 x 1/2; for the inside  5 1/4 x 1/2

 

Stampin’ Up Products used:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Today, I attended the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event for Demonstrators in Atlanta.  Several from our team, Amy’s Inkin Krew, were in attendance and we absolutely had a blast!  We got to see the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog both beginning in January!  But, best of all, we got to play with a lot of the new stamp sets.  Woo-Hoo they are awesome!  I cannot share any of my pictures of the stamps or products or catalogs until Monday afternoon, so stay tuned!  

You are going to love all of the new products.  Just one of the many perks of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  If you love stamping and Stampin’ Up! products, you really ought to consider becoming a demo.  Contact me for information on joining my team.  

Here is one picture of some of our team at the end of a wonderful stamping day!

Amy's Krew

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on Shop With Me at the top of the page for easy online shopping.

Hope to see you next time!!!