Hey! In my Facebook Live video this morning, I made this and several other cards, featuring the designer series paper that is on sale for the month of October. I’ll be posting the others throughout the week, but you can see them all in the video below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re watching and like my Facebook page (and turn on notifications) if you’d like to see me live on Tuesdays.
You can find all the supplies I used to make the cards in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the host code (see below) when you shop so you get extra freebies from me. I’ll be posting the supply lists for the other cards throughout the week, so make sure to come back for those.
Hello, and welcome! This is my entry for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights, and you can VOTE for my card here (I am #22). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is Gratitude Inspired by Thailand. (It’s not an odd theme if you know that Kylie is very grateful to be on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip in Thailand right now.) I looked through lots of pictures of Thailand and took inspiration from the colors that seem to be in every picture. Blues and greens, plus gorgeous, vibrant flowers.
Yesterday I showed you my Display Stamper card that used the Striped Wipe technique. So I made this one during my Facebook Live video yesterday to show you how to do it. I love this technique! The live video is embedded below, so watch there to see how to do this technique.
After I made the striped focal point using the Thailand-inspired colors, I embossed these leaves using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. There are a couple of dies in this set that emboss instead of cutting, and I love them! This set of dies is incredibly versatile.
On the video, I didn’t show the inside of the card, so here it is. I stamped the Berry Burst flower twice on Whisper White cardstock and then added a strip of washi tape from Basics Pack 1 to the bottom. Check out my video to see the fun Striped Wipe technique for glossy cardstock. And please go VOTE for my card so I can be part of the international blog hop next month!
All the products I used in my card and video are listed below, with links to my online store.
Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:
Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!
Hello, papercrafters! I have a box to show you today. I’m not the best at boxes and bags, so I’ve been practicing making them a lot lately. This box was actually one of my Display Stamper projects for OnStage in Shreveport. The box is made from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper will be available next week in the new Annual Catalog. I’m in love with it! Each piece is gold foil and Very Vanilla on one side, and the other side is Very Vanilla and either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride.
The base of this box and the lid are made from opposite sides of the same sheet of paper (except two sheets because of the size of the box). This is a 4″x4″x2″ box, and the lid is slightly larger (like a smidge all around), 1-1/4″ tall.
Aside from using this gorgeous new paper, I also decorated the box with retiring, brand new, and continuing (into the new catalog) items. The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped in brand new In Color Fresh Fig. The Gold Foil is embossed with the RETIRING Happy Hearts folder. The ribbon is brand new Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors), Gold Sequin Trim (RETIRING), Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine (new), and Hearts & Stars Elements (new).
The sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
I love the new Hearts & Stars Elements.
It’s a fairly simple box, but the paper makes it so fancy!
You can get some of the things I used for my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Click on the links below. However, the stamps, Fresh Fig Ink Pad, Fresh Fig ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, and Bundle of Love paper are not available until June 1 (you can actually get the Fresh Fig ribbon as part of either of the Eastern Palace bundles right now). Demonstrators can order everything except the Bundle of Love paper right now, so if you can’t wait, click the blue join button above, and join my team! And remember the Gold Sequin Trim and Happy Heart embossing folder will retire forever after the 31st of May, so get those now if you want them.
Good afternoon from America!
I’m taking part in a very special blog hop today with the Aim for Alaska training group. This is a training put on by Kylie Bertucci to help us grow our businesses (Aim for Alaska means that we are trying to earn the fabulous Stampin’ Up! incentive trip for this year, which is an Alaskan cruise). I’ve learned so much about how to grow and run a successful business from top demonstrators all over the world, and I’m so grateful for this wonderful group!
The theme for our blog hop is Inspired by Alaska. When I think of Alaska, I think glaciers, mountains, reindeer, trees, and plaid, LOL.
Thank you, Jensen.
Tips for CASEing my card:
*My card base is Night of Navy, 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″.
*I cut a 4″-wide strip of the Carried Away designer series paper that is a Sale-A-Bration freebie. This paper coordinates perfectly with the Lift Me Up bundle and is only available free with a $50 purchase until the end of March. After I cut this strip of paper, I used my Paper Snips to cut off everything above the mountains. I did cut around one tiny hot air balloon and cloud but cut off everything else above the mountains. I just love how this paper gives a full scene of nature and wildlife in such a small space.
*After I glued down the paper to the card base, I cut the piece of Whisper White paper. I wanted the paper 3/4″ wide on the right side and 1/2″ tall on top. I probably did it the hard way, so the easy way would be to cut a piece that is 4.25″ x 5.5″, then use the ruler on your Trimmer to cut across the top (leaving 1/2″ above the cut) 3.75″ (leave 3/4″ on the right edge), then turn your paper and cut all the way to the bottom edge. I am making it sound more difficult than it is. Pop the piece of white up on Dimensionals.
*I stamped the tree from the Peaceful Pines stamp set in Emerald Envy ink on Emerald Envy cardstock, then cut it out with the Perfect Pines framelits. That is on Dimensionals.
*The banner is from the Banners for You bundle. I stamped in Emerald Envy and Night of Navy, then cut the banner out with the matching framelit. Since I was adding this right on top of the tree and the white border, I used my glue for most of the banner but did put a Dimensional under the left banner flap so everything is even.
*The bow is Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine.
*The extra clouds are stamped/die cut using the Lift Me Up bundle.
*To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella (clear) to all of the mountain peaks and the clouds. I love the frost you can get from this glitter pen!
*Inside. This sentiment is also from the Banners for You bundle, but it is a curved stamp, meant to fit on one of the curvy banners. So I just straightened it out when I put it on the clear block. That’s one of my favorite things about photopolymer stamps!
I hope you like my card. Make sure to continue hopping around the world on this fabulous Aim for Alaska blog hop. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog, so just keep clicking down the list until you hop all the way back to me.
There are only 10-ish days left in Sale-A-Bration, so get those orders in! Today Stampin’ Up! released even more free items for you to earn until the 31st! You can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code, you also get my free gift for the month and a handmade card. But if your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!