Friday, May 26, 2017

Definitely for Dudes: Tool Set Cards

A special card set for you, in my Definitely for Dudes series! Again, some of the supplies are sold out now, and others are on the Retiring List, and they will be sold ONLY while supplies last. Get over to my Online Store and grab what's left of your faves now!


As with my previous projects, this set of cards features the Nailed It stamp set, which is available in wood-mount and clear-mount.  Similarly, as with the previous projects, the Build It Framelits Dies I used to cut some of the pieces are sold out. But, they really aren't so very hard to fussy cut, AND as of this moment, you can still grab the clear-mount version of the stamp set ON SALE...but it is LOW INVENTORY, so you'll want to get them before it's too late. Same goes for the Delightful Dijon ink pad and the Delightful Dijon card stock, Delightful Dijon Striped Ribbon, and Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine I used on these cards...they'll be gone forever soon!!!





Don't be a TOOL...get your supplies to make this card set today!
{Lol, you're not a tool, I just couldn't resist the pun.}

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Sprinkled with Love Kit



Thanks for joining us for our SECOND #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop! Stampin' Up! had some cute clues on their Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page earlier this month to keep us guessing about the theme of this kit. The last clue was the clincher: "You do nut want to miss this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!" If that doesn't make you hungry...maybe THIS will:



Yes, I made mini donuts!!! Lol, just kidding. I mean, I did make those, but not from scratch. I bought some Organics Honey Nut O's from Safeway, made a chocolate glaze (with organic cocoa, organic powdered sugar, and water), and frosted each one of those little suckers. I don't think I'd do it again, but once the idea came to me, I couldn't let it go. They are totally edible, but you can't have mine--go make your own.


This is an easy way to give donuts without having to prepare any food. I just bought a little 6-pack of Hostess donuts, also at Safeway, and they were also on sale for just $1 a pack. There are 9 bags in the Paper Pumpkin kit you can cut apart to make these, so it's pretty inexpensive to treat several of your friends with boxes of donut(s).


This one is my favorite, even though it's not actually a donut, because it almost matches the frosting and sprinkles on some of the printed card bases. After I poked a hole in the middle and tapped the frosting down a bit, it kinda looks like a donut. And it's still small enough to make a box for it out of just one of the bags from the kit. That means you can grab a 10-pack of Lofthouse cookies, fill 9 donut boxes, and still have ONE cookie left for YOU! nom nom nom...sugar coma...!




I didn't change the cards much from the original kit instructions, I just layered them onto some Crumb Cake card stock for a neutral background. I cut the card stock the size of a standard foldover card, so it would fit nicely into a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope. I also put a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock inside each card, to have a lighter color base for writing or stamping. I did sort of alter my stamps, so I could fit the "...sprinkled with love" saying inside the little starburst part on that last card. The words are already curved, but by taking some notches out of each stamp, there was more flexibility to give them a sharper curve. Here's a picture of them on my stamp block, you may need to click to see the picture larger to see the notches:


You can grab the Sprinkled with Love Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first! And if you are a NEW Subscriber, you qualify to get 25% OFF YOUR FIRST THREE MONTHS...use the Promo Code STARTHERE when you sign up HERE for Paper Pumpkin through June 10, 2017 (by 11:50pm MT).


NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see Melissa Davies' yummy ideas!



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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Definitely for Dudes: Well Nuts Card

Another card for you, in my Definitely for Dudes series! This one would make a great "I'm sorry" card, or even a belated birthday card. Again, some of the supplies are sold out now, and others are on the Retiring List, and they will be sold ONLY while supplies last. Get over to my Online Store and grab what's left of your faves now!


This project also features the Nailed It stamp set, which is available in wood-mount and clear-mount. Have you bought your set yet?? Lol. As with the previous card, the Build It Framelits Dies I used to cut some of the pieces are sold out. But, as of this moment, you can still grab the clear-mount version of the stamp set ON SALE...but it is LOW INVENTORY, so you'll want to get them before it's too late. Same goes for the Delightful Dijon ink pad and the Delightful Dijon card stock I used on this card.

The supplies for this project that will be carrying over to the new catalog are: Labeler Alphabet photopolymer stamp set, Basic Gray card stock, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Basic Gray Marker (from the Neutrals Marker Assortment), Silver Metallic Foil Sheets, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Very Vanilla card stock.

Get your supplies to make this silly sorry card today!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Definitely for Dudes: Number One Tools Card

Here's the next project in my Definitely for Dudes series! Again, some of the supplies are sold out now, and others are on the Retiring List, and they will be sold ONLY while supplies last. Get over to my Online Store and grab what's left of your faves now!


This project features the Nailed It stamp set, which is available in wood-mount and clear-mount, as well as the Urban District stamp set, also available in wood-mount and clear-mount. As on the last card, the Build It Framelits Dies I used to cut some of the pieces (hexagon, ruler) are sold out. However, these two stamp sets are keepers, and as of right now, the clear-mount version of each set is ON SALE...but they are also LOW INVENTORY, so you'll want to get them before it's too late. Same goes for the Delightful Dijon ink pad I used on this card.

The supplies for this project that will be carrying over to the new catalog are: Dapper Denim card stock, Dapper Denim ink pad, Basic Gray card stock, Smoky Slate ink pad, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Very Vanilla card stock.

Get your Retiring Father's Day Favorites before they're gone!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Definitely for Dudes: Hanging Tools Card

I have several cards and projects geared for guys, which I plan to present in a little series called Definitely for Dudes! I actually made these last November for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator event--well, a little bit before November--and some of the supplies are sold out now. However, the Retiring STAMP SETS are still guaranteed available through TODAY, and then they will be sold ONLY while supplies last. So, I wanted to pop them up on your radar.


This project features the Nailed It stamp set, which is available in wood-mount and clear-mount. The Build It Framelits Dies I used to cut out the tools are sold out, and so are the Urban Underground Embellishments (the silver stars), but I really feel that the set itself is still worth grabbing. You might want to get a handful of the Delightful Dijon card stock, and maybe a Delightful Dijon ink pad before they're sold out, as they work really well with the Nailed It stamp set.


Are you having a handmade Father's Day??
Let me know if I can help you design your projects :-)

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 9: Sorry You're Leaving


Welcome to the 9th 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 Sorry You're Leaving. We've each picked some Retiring Products that we're sad to see leaving the catalog on May 31st. It's a bittersweet farewell, as the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog debuts June 1st, with TONS of amazing NEW product!

My project this month is a Basket of Mother's Day Cards, and they feature the stamp set Crazy About You (available in wood-mount, clear-mount, AND photopolymer), along with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch, Hello You Thinlits Dies, Kraft 12x12 Cardstock, and the 2015-2017 Retiring In Colors. {note: if you click on the link for a product in this post, and the item page does not come up in my store, it is no longer available...sorry!}


My basket is created from just one sheet of Kraft 12x12 Cardstock, and I actually used it as an Easter basket for my step-daughter. If you don't want to do this project for Mother's Day, I think the basket works well through Spring and Summer. I'm just about finished reorganizing my stamp room, so I hope to get a video tutorial up for the basket soon. Feel free to subscribe to my blog via email, and you'll get my posts in your Inbox, so you can be notified when the tutorial is ready :-)



For simplicity, I used a similar layout for all of my cards, but you don't have to do that. I figured out 10 different cards I wanted to make, that would be easy to make in multiples. The basket will hold at least 20 foldover cards and envelopes, if the cards aren't too terribly thick (which you really don't want anyway, as it will require extra postage for the sender). Or, you could make just one set of cards, and maybe tuck some other little gifts towards the front of the basket. You could make all of them into Thank You cards for a new bride, new mom, new graduate. You could make them all Happy Hello cards for someone who has just moved house, so they can tell everyone their new address. And that's just a few ideas--see how versatile this project can be?? I plan to show you each of the cards more closely on a separate post, so if you subscribe to my blog via email, you'll get that notification, too.


Don't forget to sign the backs of your cards before you send them or give them away. I love this little greeting from the Better Than Email photopolymer stamp set, it's truly a keeper! (and it's also RETIRING, so you'll want to get yours before it's gone for good)


I also want to put a little plug in here for the #MakeACardSendACard campaign Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) recently initiated. Consider that you can help others get involved, who don't want to actually MAKE a card, if you GIFT them a basket of cards THEY can SEND! Yes, I love making them, and my mom loved making them (she passed in 2011), but my mother-law has no interest in making cards. She does, however, enjoy SENDING cards. So, if you find yourself heavy on the making end, and not so solid on the sending end...remember you can OUTSOURCE IT by gifting those handmade cards! Lol.

The Crazy About You stamp set is rather unique in that it is available in all 3 stamp styles, wood-mount, clear-mount, and photopolymer. As a demonstrator, I prefer to invest in wood-mount stamp sets, so I only have to mount the stamps once, and each image is ready to be stamped in a class setting. To me, the wood-mount stamp is a piece of art in and of itself, so it's also an aesthetic issue. Plus, the red rubber is so sturdy, it will last a lifetime. And this really is a set you can use for a lifetime--there are so many sayings, from Valentine's Day through Father's Day (including Graduation!). Seriously, you NEED this stamp set, and the coordinating punch, and dies!!!

Stampin' Supplies: Crazy About You stamp set, Better Than Email stamp set, Kraft 12x12 Cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Cucumber Crush cardstock and ink, Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink, Basic Black card stock and ink, Tip Top Taupe cardstock, Daffodil Delight ink, Delightful Dijon cardstock, Dapper Denim card stock and ink, Pool Party cardstock and ink, Mint Macaron card stock and ink, Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine, Triple Banner Punch, Hello You Thinlits, Flower Medallion Punch, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Basic Rhinestones, 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch (retired).

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


2017 MAY BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Courtenay Heuston bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Georgia Missy Gaydos livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
4. Kimberley Anne Morris procrastistamper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Lisa Ann Bernard queenbcreations.net
7. Rachel Macleod onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
8. Anita Wifladt letsgetstampin.wordpress.com
9. Erica Jones fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
10. Jenn Curtis Charles bffstampers.com
11. Ilse van Vliet ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger frauwolkenblau.de

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, May 1, 2017

NEW Eastern Palace Suite Bundles with FREE GIFTS!


During the month of May, you can purchase Eastern Palace Suite BUNDLES with NEW In Colors and FREE GIFTS, all of which will be debuting in the Stampin' Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog on June 1st! There are TWO Bundles to choose from. Individual items will be available à la carte once the new catalog goes live, but the FREE GIFTS are only available with the BUNDLES May 1-31.



EASTERN PALACE STARTER BUNDLE (147196) CONTENTS:
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new) FREE!



EASTERN PALACE PREMIER BUNDLE (147207) CONTENTS:
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new) FREE!

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set includes 21 photopolymer stamps. Clear blocks are not included, the following sizes are recommended: A, C, D.

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper includes 12 sheets of 12x12 paper, 10 of which are double-sided (2 each of 5 designs), and 2 of which are single-sided featuring gold accents. Coordinating colors are Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim (ink pad, ink refill, card stock, marker), in addition to the new In Colors Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist.

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers include (4) 6x6 sheets, 2 each of 2 sheets of bold gold designs.

Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes include 20 cards and envelopes. Cards are thicker than regular Very Vanilla card stock and scored to create 3-1/2 x 5 foldover cards, envelopes are 3-5/8 x 5-1/8.

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies include 14 dies, with the largest image at 2-7/8" x 2-7/8".

Mini Tassels Assortment includes 12 1-3/4" yarn tassels on gold rings, tied with gold thread. There are 4 each of 3 colors: Fresh Fig, Gold Metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock includes (24) 8-1/2x11 sheets, thicker than regular Very Vanilla card stock, perfect for card bases.

FREE CLASS TUTORIAL


When you purchase the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle, receive the FREE PDF instructions from me via email, to make the 3 cards pictured above!

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RETIRING PRODUCTS (Up to 50% OFF Retiring May 31st or While Supplies Last)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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