Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tabs for Everything - Congratulations

Just a quick post with two cards using the NEW stamp set Tabs for Everything. This set is ideal for use with the NEW Love Today Planner, and actually comes in BUNDLE (at 10% OFF) with the NEW Circle Tab Punch, but I don't have either of those other products yet...so I was inspired by our most recent demonstrator magazine* (Stampin' Success) to make a couple of stand alone cards with the set.




There are 53 images in this stamp set--though they are each rather small (see stamp set below), so they can fit on the coordinating Circle Tab Punch. To keep the "white space" a little more proportionate, I cut my card size down to a 3-1/2" x 5" foldover. I started by cutting my letter-sized card stock sheet to 7" x 10", to get two foldover cards. To do that, I first cut to get 7" from the 8-1/2" side, which left me a strip of 1-1/2" x 11". I then cut that piece in half, to 3/4" x 11", and then trimmed each piece to only 9" long, to get the two belly bands for the envelopes. Then I cut one inch off the 11" side of my sheet to get a 7" x 10" sheet. I scored along the 7" side at 3-1/2" and then cut the 10" side to 5", so I ended up with (2) pre-scored foldover 3-1/2" x 5" cards.

Tabs for Everything stamp set (53 images)

Ah, yes, the envelopes! Those are made with coordinating card stock, using the Envelope Punch Board. This is a card that might go on or in a gift box, or be handed directly to the recipient as a gift itself--by enclosing a gift card! If I decide to mail it, the entire thing will fit into a Whisper White Medium Envelope. For each envelope, you'll need a 7-1/4" square piece of card stock, which leaves plenty of scrap for strips of colored card stock to use across your cards (mine are 1" x 5").

*So, if you've read this far, let me tell you a little bit about how I got this stamp set, and a Stampin' Up! magazine, for FREE! As a demonstrator, I get the Stampin' Success full-color magazine in my mailbox every quarter. I also get up-to-date articles in a WEEKLY email called Succeed Weekly, which always features new project samples, and sometimes even class instructions! As for the stamp set, I went to a demonstrator event called OnStage in April, and this was one of FOUR stamp sets (among other goodies) I went home with for FREE! There are way more perks than this if you Become a Demonstrator, including at least 20% OFF all commissionable merchandise, PLUS qualifying for Stampin' Rewards on your personal orders. There's no obligation, the Starter Kit is completely customizable, and you get to pick up to $125 in merchandise for only $99 + tax (no shipping). Give it some thought...it's a pretty sweet deal, even if you just get a bunch of new product at a great discount.

Stampin' Supplies: Tabs for Everything stamp set, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Soft Sky card stock and ink pad, Powder Pink card stock and ink pad, Early Espresso card stock and ink pad, Dapper Denim ink pad, Berry Burst ink pad, Envelope Punch Board, Stitched Shape Framelits (used with Big Shot), Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 10: Hello New Friends


Welcome to the 10th Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! We publish the hop the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month our theme is Hello New Friends. The goal is to feature products that are available in the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! Demonstrators were offered a small selection of new products to preorder, in advance of the catalog going live, so I have a few new things already.

My project this month is a Boxed Card Set, and it features the Colorful Seasons stamp set along with some 2017-2019 In Color Products.





I made the card box with the Envelope Punch Board, starting with a 9" square, and scoring/punching at 3-1/2" and at 4-1/2" and following all around the card stock from each beginning measurement as you normally would for an envelope. Then I just cut a few parts off that I didn't need, and adhered the box.

TIP: When you set up a card using multiple photopolymer stamps on a single block (like I did in the background of my cards), stamp a MASTER sheet in black ink, onto white card stock. You can keep that in the stamp case with the set, and when you want to stamp that design again, lay your stamps onto the MASTER (flat side up) and then just press your clear block over all the stamps to pick them up in the same position you originally used.




If you are the type of person who makes lots of cards but who doesn't tend to get around to the sending part, this would be a great boxed set to give to someone, to ask them to join you in the #MakeACardSendACard campaign Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) started last month. Be sure to post the cards you are sending, on social media, and use the hashtag so we can all be inspired :-D

Stampin' Supplies: Colorful Seasons stamp set, Powder Pink cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Berry Burst cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Tranquil Tide cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Fresh Fig cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon2017-2019 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White cardstock, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crumb Cake 12x12 cardstock (for the box), SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click the Next arrow below to see Courtenay's beautiful projects!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2017 JUNE BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Rachel Macleod onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
3. Erica Jones fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
4. Jenn Curtis Charles bffstampers.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris procrastistamper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!
7. Courtenay Heuston bagsthatone.blogspot.com.uk
8. Marieke Bart www.destempelcoach.nl

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

NEW Catalog Debut: 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Click Image for Catalog PDF

The NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is LIVE TODAY!
If you'd like to watch some quick highlights, CLICK HERE to watch a Stampin' Up! NEW product VIDEO playlist. 

Click the catalog image to View, or Right-Click to Download, the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Or click this link:
2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

You can also simply browse the products in my Online Store, using the shopping categories down the left side, or using the Search box just above all the categories if you're looking for something specific. Check out the BUNDLES section--it includes items bundled together, at 10% OFF.

As a demonstrator, I can preorder products so I can prepare for the new catalog before it debuts--however, I can only choose from a select group of items. One of the things I got was the new In Colors, meaning ALL the ink pad, reinkers, markers, card stock, and even ribbon! But, I am really SUPER excited to get to order ANYTHING from the catalog that I want, starting today!!! In case you're wondering, here are a few things I haven't gotten yet that I specifically have my eye on:

Coffee Break Suite (also see the Coffee Café Stampin' Up! Video)

Love Today Planner Kit (also see the Stampin' Up! Video)

Embossing Paste/Knives/Masks (also see the Stampin' Up! Video)

Enjoy your ordering, and Happy Stampin'!

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Birthday Delivery - June Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the June 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the NEW Birthday Delivery stamp set.


I'm sort of cheating again this month with this first card, because I didn't design it myself. It was a Make & Take project at the 2017 OnStage Local event I attended in San Diego in April. On this card we also got to use the coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits Dies to cut out the pieces from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. You can get the stamp set, dies, AND paper in the Birthday Delivery BUNDLE at 10% OFF! I highly suggest you order this bundle NOW if you like it, I expect it's going to be very popular, and you'll want to avoid backorders. 

Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Delivery Bundle, Crumb Cake card stock, Versamark ink pad (for gifts & lower greeting...or you could use Crumb Cake ink pad and Pacific Point ink pad), Early Espresso ink pad (for saying in banner), Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.


My stepped up version was just a wee bit of a challenge, because I only had just enough scraps of the patterned paper left from the Make & Take to cut out another banner and the fox, but I don't yet have the dies! So, it took a little fu@&y cutting, but I survived. I did get to take the stamp set home with me from OnStage, so no problem there. I used the NEW Oh My Stars Embossing Folder for a bit of texture, and painted over all the stars above the strip of Burlap Ribbon, with Clear Wink of Stella...for a bit of shimmer. I trimmed the same greeting used on the simple card, and used only the top line of it. So, even though the entire bundle is birthday themed, it works great for a congratulations-type card!

Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Delivery Bundle, Pacific Point card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Versamark ink pad (for stamping around the edge of the Crumb Cake card base--the saying "hip hip hooray"), Early Espresso ink pad (for greetings), Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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