Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rustic Quilted Christmas Card Class

Hello stampers! Today I'm sharing my next holiday card class. I'm so excited about this class. The Christmas Quilt bundle is a great set! It's so versatile it can be used for Christmas or throughout the year.


Details: In this class we will make 3 Christmas Cards and one ornament using the Christmas Quilt bundle. (I will have some samples of non holiday cards on display using this set). If time permits, we may do a small non holiday card with this bundle.

Date/Location: November 16th 1 - 3 pm or 7 - 9 pm (Frenchtown, NJ)

Cost: $25 (or FREE if you purchase the bundle $45.75)

RSVP: November 1st

Please contact me to sign up!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Plaid Merry Reindeer: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog.


What could make hosting a holiday catalog event even more exciting? How about the chance to earn an exclusive stamp set? It's called the Merry Patterns Host Promotion—and I invite YOU to join in the fun. Simply host a party with $300 USD in sales by October 31 and you’ll earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE. You will also love shopping from our selection of our Designer Series Paper, now ON SALE—making it even easier for you to hit your $300 USD goal and earn your free holiday stamp set. Don’t miss this fun opportunity! Contact me today!




My cards today focus on the Christmas Around the World DSP. There are lots of fun papers in package but I chose to work with the plaid ones. 


I just love the reindeer from the Merry Patterns stamp set so I used him on both cards today. On the first card I stamped and cut him out. Then I cut out one of the wreaths from the DSP and put it around his neck. Cute right!


I used embossing paste on the background and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds to make it super sparkly. Then a doily, a red stitched shape circle and silver sequins finished off the card.


My next card uses the red plaid DSP. On top of the DSP I added the gold polka dots from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. The reindeer was stamped in Versamark and then I embossed him with Gold embossing powder. I finished off the card with some gold thread and the leaf vine. I'm not really sure what you call it but I think it's super cute. This is actually one of the framelits from the Little Love Framelits.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I hope you are taking advantage of the great DSP sale going on now too. Buy 3, get 1 FREE!! Contact me to get your workshop on the calendar before the end of the month to get the super fun Merry Patterns stamp set. In the meantime, go through the hop for tons of inspiration from the team!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!


Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wood Crate Creations - September Bonus Project - Craft Project Central

Hello! Today I'm showing the last of the projects at Craft Project Central for the month of September.

The Wood Crate Creations Bonus project tutorial is designed by Christy Fulk.



Rustic is in, and these projects fit into the rustic-theme perfectly! This tutorial teaches how to make three different projects with the Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies. The projects are a milk carton crate, a gift card crate card, and a trunk gift box. The projects also feature the wonderful Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. This would also make a wonderful product-based class.

Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages, that include the month for which they’d like the bonus.  

To get the instructions to Christy's bonus project plus others for the month of September, be sure to sign up for the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription package at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Year of Cheer with an Autumn Twist

Hello! I had the pleasure of posting on Stampin' Up!'s blog last week. In case you didn't see it, here are the projects I made for the post.

Is everyone loving the new Holiday catalog so far?!? I know I am! I’m here today to show you how you can use the Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper (item 144640) for fall cards as well. Who doesn’t love DSP that can be used for more than just one occasion?



The 2017 Holiday catalog has some great Fall stamp sets. Today I’m using Gourd Goodness (item 144785) and Labels to Love (item 144967).


First up is Gourd Goodness and the pretty leafy DSP from the pack. I started by layering this on Berry Burst cardstock (item 144243). Next, I stamped the bottom layer of the pumpkin in Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ ink (item 141398) onto Shimmer White cardstock (item). The top layer of the pumpkin was stamped with none other than Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ ink (item 126945).


I decided to add an additional highlight to the pumpkin by coloring in the white spot with the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 131173) and an Aqua painter (item 103954). After stamping the pumpkin stems with the Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 126979), I cut the pumpkins using my Paper Snips (item 103579). Next, I cut out some leaves using the Leaf Punch (item 144667).

I then die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock  (item 100730) using the Stitched Shape Framelits (item 145372) and layered this onto a Berry Burst cardstock scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies (item 141705).

I added my pumpkins to the circle with the leaves surrounding it. A sentiment stamped on Berry Burst cardstock (item 144243) punched with the Classic Label Punch (item 141491) and Calypso Coral 1/4” Ombre ribbon (item 144235) finished off the card.



Now onto a Halloween card. I am using Labels to Love Stamp Set (item 144967) for this fun card. I started with a piece of the Gold plaid paper from the Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper layered on Basic Black cardstock (item 121045) and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (item 105117).


On top of that I added a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper (item 133719) accented with Vintage Crochet Trim (item 144611). Just add the trim to the top and bottom of the Glimmer strip using Snail Adhesive (item 104332).

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink (item 102283 ) on Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (item 105126) and embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder (item 109132). I then punched this out with the new Everyday Label Punch (item 144668). This punch has such a great look! Before I glued the Elegant Eggplant label to the card, I punched Basic Black cardstock with the Starburst punch (item 143717) to layer behind the label.

I also stamped the sentiment three other times on Whisper White cardstock so I could fussy cut those little bats and add them as accents on the card. I added some of the new Black Rhinestone Jewels (item 144639) as well!


For my final card, I used the starburst pattern from the Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper  along with the Labels to Love stamp set.



I started by coloring the Designer Series Paper with Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils (item 141709). Then I blended the colors with my Aqua painter for a watercolor background. I splattered Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ ink (item 144082) with my Aqua painter on top of the water coloring. I like how you can see the starbursts popping through the watercolor.

Next I stamped the sentiment and border in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ ink (item 140931) on Crumb Cake Cardstock (item 120953) and punched using the Everyday Label Punch. Behind the label, I die cut a couple of leaves using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (item 143751), Old Olive Cardstock (item 100702) and Chocolate Chip Cardstock (item 102128). To finish the card, I added Gold Mini Sequin Trim (item 144128) and gold sequins from the Metallic Sequins Assortment (item 144214).

I hope this inspires you to think of ways to use your Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper for other occasions.

Jennifer Sootkoos
Artisan Design Team 


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Desktop Card Organizer & Notepad Holder - Craft Project Central

Hello! It's time for another fun project at Craft Project Central.

The Desktop Card Organizer & Notepad Holder tutorial is designed by Stephanie Purvis.



As crafters we all probably make a ton of cards. But when it comes to sending out those cards, sometimes we don’t get them out as often as we would like. We have to find the card, an envelope, stamps, address label, and even a pen. Sometimes that simple task takes a lot of effort and causes us to miss sending out a card! Here is a desktop organizer that can hold several types of cards, the envelopes to match them, and a drawer underneath that can contain a pen, stamps and even a few return address labels. This makes it so much more convenient to get those cards out! Everything you need is all in one place – right on top of your desk. This would also make a wonderful gift! Also in this project tutorial is a notepad holder to keep track of birthdays, events, or other notes!

To get the instructions to Stephanie's project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wedding Invitations

Hello! Today I am going to share some wedding invitations I did months and months ago! I wanted to wait until after the bride sent them out to share them here but then I just got busy and never got around to sharing them. I went to take the invite off of my fridge yesterday and realized I never posted about them. So here they are! I had a lot of fun making these for friends of ours. Some of the paper is not Stampin' Up! but the stamp set is.


She wanted something simple but classy. The flower from Birthday Blooms is my absolute favorite flower ever!! I hope this set never goes away. I stamped the flower twice on the bottom of the invite and then once on the top. I just stamped the top portion of the flower image up top. Then I embossed all of the flowers with gold embossing powder. They were so pretty in real life.


The invite was layered on wine colored cardstock (not SU!)

The rest of the inserts were printed on my computer and I stamped and embossed the smaller flower on the RSVP card.


Here they are with the coordinating envelopes.


Here are all 80 invites packaged up and ready to go. I also made a little thank you card to the bride for choosing me to do her invites. It was a bit of work to get them done but I loved doing it!

Have a great day!



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colorful Seasons Card Set & Gift Box - Craft Project Central

Hello! It's time for another fun project at Craft Project Central.

The Colorful Seasons Card Set & Gift Box tutorial is designed by Monica Davis.



Is your craft room getting full of too many stamp and die sets? Do you find you don’t get enough use out of your products? Here is a card set using the same stamp and die sets, paired with different techniques. The cards can be easily reproduced to make a number of sets. The coordinating box is also very easy to make and can be reused as a small gift bag. This is a fun card set showcasing the beautiful images of Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and the sets versatility.

To get the instructions to Monica's project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Harvest Wreath: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog.

For our blog hop this month we are featuring the Painted Harvest Bundle. I'm not really sure how we have made it to September and fall things. I feel like it was just spring, I blinked and now here we are in September. Since I still don't want to let summer go, I chose to make a fun green wreath with the bundle. I guess you could say I was inspired by ferns. I feel like the leaves have a fern-ish look to them. Maybe? I don't know, they look like some kind of summer plant.


So I got busy stamping about 20 leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive inks. The leaf punch made cutting these out a breeze! Once I was done with the wreath leaves, I used the same leaf stamp to make a flower. I stamped the more solid color stamp with Powder Pink ink and then using my aqua painter and some Berry Burst ink, blended the petals a bit.



I punched the leaf (flower) with the leaf punch, then I cut off the ends and glued them all together with glue dots. The center of the flower is actually the bottom part of the acorn stamp. I stamped that in Berry Burst and added a gold faceted gem to the middle.


Before added the flower to the wreath, I wrapped some Jute twine behind it. The center portion of the card was layered on a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP. I finished off the card with the sentiment, Iridescent sequins and some Gold Mini sequin trim.

I hope you enjoyed today's summery card! :)

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!


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