Washi Tape Twisties Video

Hey all!

‘Tis the season to drop off little ‘happies’ to nice people like hair stylists, neighbors, coworkers, mail carriers….so I saw an idea on Pinterest using wire and washi tape for weaving a bracelet.  I was thinking it would be great just for a treat bag since ribbon can get a little spendy if you need to make a lot of them.  Although washi tape is available in most crafty stores, I love that Stampin’ Up has washi tape that coordinates with their designer papers!

 I made a quick video to show how easy the washi tape twisties are to make.

(note: I had an odd yellow cast to my film this time. I could have shot it again but I’ve got some shopping to do!)

I love the way the  3×3 cards/envelope match the washi tape twistie.  And of course chocolate anytime is great but coordinating the paper and the washi twistie was fun to do!

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Product List

Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape
Oh My Goodies Clear-Mount Stamp Set

 

Santa & Co. Designer Washi Tape

There’s a cute new photopolymer stamp set called Snuggles and Smooches.  $15.95, set of 12.

Fits blocks A, D, E and G.  I love the scribbles and how they could be flowers, too!

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Download Flyer HERE

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Weekly Deals!  Good until December 22nd.  (take note of the stamp set, it’s wood mount only)

I don’t know why I wait til the last minute to shop but I do it every year!  I’m going to brave the traffic and get em done!

Go stamp something,

Linda

Gratitude for Days and Weekly Deals

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Hi everyone!  These kits really flew under the radar for me but my customers have been creating some fun things with them so I thought I’d spotlight them.

The kit is called Gratitude for Days. You can use it as a countdown to Thanksgiving  recording your gratitude from day to day and hang them up as a reminder with these colorful cards and pockets. Kit includes 33 cards and 30 pockets, as well as stickers and binder clips.

Some are decorating them and sending to the family in advance so they can read them all on Thanksgiving day!

One customer even used them at a baby shower this month for writing advice to the new mom!  The pockets and notes are just so cute.

Gratitude For Days Simply Created Kit  # 135868  $21.95

Here’s the kit:

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And here is a video from the Stampin’ Up home office:

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Then of course since it’s Tuesday, there are Weekly Deals!

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Hee hee, that armadillo is cute!

That Lovely Lace folder is one of my favorites, too

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

Merry & Bright Holiday Supplement starts Today!

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Apparently Stampin’ Up thought we needed MORE Holiday goodness so we have another tag-a-long supplement to shop from!

I hope you received one of these in the mail from me…if you didn’t hopefully it will be there this week!

Here is the digital version (it’s a little wonky as there is a fold out inside the hard copy)

Here are a few of the notable things inside and clicking on the pictures will take you to a description in my store:

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This is a great set and coordinates with the Star Framelits!

It’s photopolymer so you can cut the stars in advance and still line them up.

15.95 for 16 stamps, # 138105

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This is a new Project Life stamp set, it’s photopolymer also, but is adorable for tags and cards if you aren’t memory keeping right now.  It coordinates with a few punches like the hexagon, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circles and the long banner framelit from the Project Life Cards & Labels collection.

$15.95 for 13 stamps, item # 136562

The other notable new product is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

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This kit is HUGE!

It makes 26 stars, some 3D,  in 6 sizes, from 2: to 15″.  All the words are laser cut and ready to go.

# 138104 25.95 for 26 stars

Watch the video from Stampin’ Up

That’s it for today!  If you want any of the new goodies, get in touch with me or order online anytime!

Linda

Winter Card Kit 7 Ways

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I opened up my Watercolor Winter card kit from the Holiday catalog this week and made a bunch of cards!

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Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit #135869  20 cards/envelopes for $24.95

This is what the projects look like if you follow the directions:

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They are wonderful but the biggest complaint I hear is that they are time consuming and tedious with the paint brush watercoloring.

So I decided to throw out the directions, grab a brayer and go my own way!

It’s a long video for me, about 11 minutes but I show what’s in the kit and then the projects:

Here are a few of my own designs using the kit:

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The 2 below are pretty close to the original kit instructions except I brayered instead of paint the color on:

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The one below is not using the kit contents at all but using supplies I had on hand like the woodgrain embossing folder.

The Noel die comes from the Wonderful Wreath framelits. The snowflake is from the snowflake card die cuts.

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Here is a video from Stampin’ Up with the original Kit instructions:

 If you’d like one, get in touch with me by email, phone or shop online!

Linda

New Stained Glass Photopolymer Set!

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This month’s fabulous photopolymer stamp set release, Gentle Peace, was created by Stampin’ Up’s lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. The set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly-colored stained glass. Can’t wait to get your hands on it?  The stamp set will be available on October 14,but you can click here now to see the flyer to see true size.

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This is going to be a hit, I can tell already! Set of 4 photopolymer stamps, $15.95  #139523

Imagine it embossed on vellum! Or embossed in silver or gold…..

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Click photo above to view them in my store!

Tomorrow I have a video for you using the Watercolor Winter Card Kit!  I was going to post today but that would be a very LONG post so I’ll save it for tomorrow.

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

Wondrous Wreath Tips Video

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The Wondrous Wreath is a new photopolymer stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I was going to make a quick video to show a few tips but then Stampin’ Up beat me to it!

Here Brandi from the corporate office shows how this set comes with a new alignment tab feature, which really helps us from turning and turning the framelits to cut out our images!

The tabs are a brilliant addition to these stamps!  Really helps to line these up, which only makes our projects look better.

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Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set  #135047

Price: $25.95  Set of 9

You will want the bundle for the framelits, too!  # 137624  $ 43.25

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Lots of reinkers on sale this week!  To see them in full size and detail, go to my store HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Stamp Something 🙂

Linda

Video: Gift Box Punch Board!

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I have a Holiday Catalog sneak peek for you!

On page 5 of the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog, there is a new toy called the Gift Box Punch Board. SU partnered again with We R Memory Keepers to bring on another paper crafting must-have to create fun boxes in 15 sizes.  The largest is a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ box made with a 12×12 sheet of card stock. The smallest is 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ made from a 6×6 piece card stock.  I’m still experimenting with what else it can do!

Those of you that have ordered from me this past year should be getting yours in the mail any day now.  I hear reports that some arrived yesterday! If you are new here and would like one, just email me with your name and address.  (if you are a demonstrator or have a demonstrator already, please ask them for one)

The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE on August 28th!  I can’t post a link here to the online version until the 28th but I know you are going to be delighted with all the new stamps and accessories!  I’ve already spent over my budget for the preorders….

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I made a video for those who are new to the Gift Box Punch Board:

If you are viewing this from your email, you may need to come to blog HERE to view video!

I know this will be a fun new tool to play with and I hope to find some other fun uses for it, too!

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Stampin’ Up said there were new items on the Clearance Rack so I went to see what must-haves were there.

Remember these from last year’s holiday catty?  I LOVE these little Old Olive bows on a clip!

on clearance 12 for only 2.39!  #132148

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Then I saw these and couldn’t believe they were $10 off!  They were 24.95 and then they retired.  Here they are for only 14.99!

Set of 3 Thinlits to cut our Merry, Thankful and Love .  #132171

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For more Clearance rack and other things on sale, be sure to check out the SU online store HERE.

Go Stamp Something….

Linda

Sneak Peek: Gift Card Thinlits Video

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I love the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog!

I know some might say “oh, of course Linda has to say that, she’s a demonstrator, she’s supposed to say that!” but seriously, my friends that have seen it and my team, all say the same thing. THIS is a good one.

I think they should be arriving to customers by the 3rd week in August and it goes LIVE on August 28th!  Plenty of time to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter/Christmas – all things in the Holiday catty.

As demonstrators, we get to order early to play with the new products and take for a test drive.

I played a bit with the new Gift Card thinlit set and the Nordic designer paper and made a video for you:

If you want the recipe and cutting measurements, I have it stored on my Stamping School free video page.  Once you are there, click the video and the PDF links are right under the video frame.

Hope you like it!

Linda

 

Blendabilities Are Coming Soon!

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I just received my pre-order of the NEW Blendabilities! Aren’t they pretty?  They will be available sometime in June hopefully with our new catalog.  Sets of 3, $11.95 a pack. (US)

There must be some chatter out there about these because over the weekend, I had 5 emails asking me what they are and when they are coming so I made a quick video:

(if viewing from your email, you may need to come to blog to see video)

They don’t take the place of our current markers, which are water based. These are alcohol based like Copics and will offer another coloring medium for SU lovers that coordinates with all of our colors easily.

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Skin Tones, Set of 6 will be 22.95 when they are available.

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This is a great example of how the Blendabilities work better then regular markers direct to paper.  On the left is using the new alcohol markers. On the right, regular markers.

*by the way, I talked about the color remover.  It really should be called a Color Mover – it doesn’t erase as much as ‘scoot’ it back into your coloring area.  Wanted to clarify that as some people thought I meant it was an eraser. It did erase other spots for me if I went back and forth with it but not red!

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I got a little crazy with the velcro dots but it does keep them all together until I find a better storage solution!

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Be sure to use only Memento Tuxedo Black Ink with the Blendabilities, not StazOn which bleeds. The new Memento pad and refill will be available to customers June 2nd.

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Goofing around on other papers with the new markers….SU suggests Whisper White.

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Memento took 15 minutes to dry on vellum but it did dry eventually!

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Another example of how vivid the new markers are!  The left and middle were done with ink/blender pen and aquapainter/ink pad.  The right is the Cherry Cobbler set of 3 Blendabilities.

Now for something you can buy this week!

Good from 5/6-5/12 Only

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My thoughts on the deals this week….

I love the stitched ribbon, sad that it is going. Great deal on that ribbon since you get 10 yards! Perfect for bdays and holidays.   The hearts a flutter stamp set is great but you will want the framelits to go with it – #130159 $24.95

So the deals this week may cost you a little more since you need things to go with them 🙂

You can order any of these and more HERE

The ornament framelits are great but IMO you will need the stamp set also.   $25.95 Clear Mount #128051

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That’s all for me today!  Go Stamp Something!

Linda