Sale-A-Bration, Sophia, Stampin up

Back with Stampin’ Up! Yessss! – Let’s Get Creative!

Just a little note to say I’m back with Stampin’ Up! Right now is Sale-A-Bration, so I was able to purchase a new Consultant Kit for $99 + tax & FREE SHIPPING , and get $175 worth of products! …Along with the business supplies kit. I was SO excited to open the box, my daughter and I made a little video.

I have some great ideas for cards to be featured on my blog again. I know it’s been a while, but I hope to be back, creating cards and sharing what I love. I still love cooking and Pampered Chef, and still a consultant for that, but I just miss crafting, it is one of my favorite hobbies! Plus I get to share this passion with my sister since she is a demo too, and we get together and make beautiful things!

Here is my unboxing video and stay tuned for my unboxing of the February Paper Pumpkin kit coming up soon!

 

Flowers, Sale-A-Bration, Thank You, Uncategorized

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #183 – Stampin’ Up What I Love Thank You

Hi There!

I was able to make a sweet card the other day for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge. Since we’ve been packing like crazy, I’ve just found the time to post this! This week was a color challenge. Usually these challenges do exactly that…challenge me, but I turn to Stampin’ Up’s IB & C (Idea Book & Catalog) and I find a card I love. Then I just swap the colors for what is required.

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I loved the card on page 119 so I copied it but used the challenge colors. I even used the same baker’s twine in Old Olive. I love the way the outline looks using the black Staz-On ink. That’s a must have for stamping on vellum. It comes in White too!

You can get the BOTANICAL GARDENS DESIGNER VELLUM STACK & the What I Love stamp set FREE in the Sale-A-Bration catalog when you spend $100! You get 1 item FREE with every $50 purchased! 🙂

PhotoGrid_1456503632006Hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by!  Here are the products I used to make it:

 

Birthday, Sale-A-Bration, Uncategorized, Valentine

Mini Treat Bag – It’s My Party, Sale-A-Bration

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Hi Guys!

#1 – I just LOVE the mini treat bag from Stampin’ Up!….#2, I love making treats for my friends and loved ones!

This die is perfect for just that. I can’t wait to use it to make cute treat bags for my kid’s school parties too. Oh, and their birthday party favors! I can see getting use out of this product for years to come! 🙂

Here is a sweet little treat bag I designed for my class using just the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!  I love the colors of the It’s My Party Design Paper…so bright and cheery! There’s Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Mint Macaron, to name a few. I created a card first at 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ using Whisper White. Then I added some DSP at 3″ x 4-1/2″. I punched a scalloped tag topper using Melon Mambo and finished it with a washi tape covered clothespin and baker’s twine. I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day using Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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Then I made the cutest little treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag die and the Botanical Gardens Designer vellum stack (Sale-A-Bration Item!) I found out that using vellum is tricky with the Big Shot…but here is how I set up my “sandwich”:

  1. Magnetic Platform
  2. Vellum
  3. Mini Treat Bag Thinlit die
  4. 2 sheets of printer paper or grid paper (cut down to fit through the BigShot)
  5. Cutting plate

It MAY be different for you because of the different calibrations of all the BigShots. This is because we all use them with different sized dies and the number of times used makes a difference! Just try to troubleshoot and you’ll come up with what works for your own machine. The first time I tried it using a different “sandwich” I didn’t have “creases” but instead the thinlit cut all the way through.

After I put together my treat bag using Fast Fuse (I find this is great for vellum!), I cut out some banners to adhere to the front of my bag. I used the It’s My Party DSP Stack. You get 48 sheets of this paper! Such a great deal! Here are the sizes of the 3 banners:

  1. 2″ x 3″
  2. 2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″
  3. 2″ x 3/4″

Then I added a Blushing Bride Glimmer paper heart using the elements that come from the treat bag thinlits, a strip of hearts using Basic Black cardstock and a cute little wire bow embellishment! Perfect for dessing up this little bag. I know it’s a little “fancy”, but that’s what I was going for 😉  Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to follow my blog to see future projects and video tutorials!

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Sale-A-Bration, Uncategorized

Sale-A-Bration Card with Botanicals For You & More!

Ok, so I’ve realized that I haven’t been posting my cards even though I’ve been making them like crazy. Between my card class, challenges and sending friends cards, I’ve been designing a lot! So….this is a catch up post 😉 Here’s what I’ve been working on!

I love this Sale-A-Bration stamp set Botanicals For You. There’s so much versatility in it and I’ve seen a lot of cute things, but this card is a sample in the Sale-A-Bration catalog that I tweaked a little. I just added the banner with baker’s twine and the tiny butterfly (using our punch). PhotoGrid_1452245675204

Here’s what you need to make this card:

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Here are 2 more cards I created using this sketch for my upline’s challenge in our Facebook group. I had a difficult time with this sketch for some reason, so I turned it and then the inspiration came! It reminded me of a quote from Big Hero 6…”just gotta look at things from a different angle sometimes!” 😉 I had two design ideas for it so I ran with it.
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I used the What I Love stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Love the 3-step stamping in this set AND it is photopolymer! So easy to see what you are stamping!

Here’s what I used to make these cards:

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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I’ll try to get my other cards up here later today! Have a great day! ~ Charlene
Sale-A-Bration, Uncategorized

Sale-A-Bration!!! Earn FREE Products!

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It’s here! It’s here! This magic time of year! It’s Sale-A-Bration time! 🙂 What this means to you….

Shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

Host!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

JOIN!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! – YOU PICK YOUR PRODUCTS!!!

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And….here are some cute samples using products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

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Hope you enjoyed these samples! I know I can’t wait to get creating using these new adorable sets from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. If you have any questions please let me know!