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NC Demos June Blog Hop – New Beginnings

Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop!  It’s really hard for me to grasp that we’re at the end of June and knocking on the door of July!  I think we should request a general “do-over” for this year, because it’s been a real mess!  But one of the constants that have helped me through the stress is stamping.  I can lose myself for hours in my craft room and it does allow me to clear my head of all the noise that’s going on.  I think that is true for many of us crafters.  And speaking of, you may have just hopped over from Tina Lesson‘s blog and I know she had a wonderful project that she shared!

This month’s theme was interesting!  It is something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!  And this is what I designed based on that criteria.

So, here’s the breakdown:

Something Old – Tailored Tag Punch 

Something New – Indigo Boho Medley

Something Borrowed – I saw this card layout on one of our Dutch Demonstrators Blog – Janneke Dijkstrade Jong (Happystampin.nl) – and borrowed it!

Something Blue – I used Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight inks, as well as the various DSP patterns from the Indigo Boho Medley.

I knew as soon as I saw this Medley in the new Annual Catalog that I was going to be at the top of my wish list.  Blue is my favorite color so this was right up my alley!  Medley’s are a great way to start off your stamping experience.  The only things you need to add are acrylic blocks to mount the stamps and adhesive.

As I mentioned above, the inspiration for the card layout came from one of our demonstrators in the Netherlands.  I loved how she used the Tailored Tag but modified the width of the cardstock she was using to produce a different looking tag.  She used a 1 1/2″ width of DSP to get the result.  It’s always fun to find new ways to use the tools we have on hand!

When I purchased the Boho Indigo Medley I knew that at least one of my projects was going to incorporate yellow because I just love the pairing of blue and yellow.  And when I placed a piece of the Bumble Bee In Color DSP next to the DSP found in the medley, I knew I had a winner!  I’ve included a PDF Tutorial for my card at the bottom of this post 🙂

Inside of Card

 

Just a reminder that there are a few days left to take advantage of a couple of amazing specials going on.  The first is the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration where you can earn additional rewards with a qualifying order.

The second special is the Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion!  For a limited time, when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to make your dreams of having your own Stampin’ Up! business come true, OR, just join for the discount!  There’s no pressure to make this a business, many demonstrators sign up simply to keep their stash full of amazing products at a discounted cost. 🙂

Please continue through our hop and enjoy the amazing creativity of our next blogger, Jo Anne Hewins.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Toni

Printable Instructions – Boho Indigo Card – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

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Tina Lesson
Toni CampanaYOU ARE HERE!
Jo Anne Hewins
Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
Tracie Evans Langley
Libby Foreman
Martinette Horner

 

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

Sometimes in life, the best-laid plans just get blown away.  I was supposed to be attending one of our NC Demo Quarterly events in Hendersonville, NC.  And as you might have guessed, that event was canceled due to Corona Virus restrictions.  BUT, one of our amazing demonstrations, Martinette Horner,  coordinated an event that allowed us to still get together virtually, and share some wonderful live videos, pre-recorded videos, and tutorials.  I did a pre-recorded video to share with our NC Demo group and thought I would share it with you as well.

One of my favorite suites in the new Annual catalog is the Peony Garden Suite.  There’s so much about it that caught my attention, the beautiful images in the stamps set, the dies, the DSP, and I especially love the color combination it uses, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Basic Gray, and White.  I’ve always been a fan of the pink and gray combo.

I was initially intimidated when I saw the dies for the flowers.  I just felt it was going to be complicated, but I was so wrong!  The assembly of the flower was incredibly easy, as you’ll see when you watch the video.  I really love how the Peony looks cut from our beautiful Champagne Foil paper.  The possibilities are endless with what you can make.  I’ve included a tutorial for this card as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

 

Printable Tutorial – Peony Garden – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

 

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July Paper Pumpkin

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

Summer Nights

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 preprinted card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 USD, you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

ABOUT THE SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON

It contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

You can order the add on kit Item (154973 | $10.00 USD) beginning July 1st and they are available while supplies last.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 June to 10 July

Click on the pic below to go to my Paper Pumpkin page for more information.

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In Color Inspiration

 

Have you had a chance to dive in and play with the five new 2020-2022 In Colors?

I’m loving these rich colors for summer stamping. I think they will be gorgeous for autumn projects, too. Both the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper feature the new In Colors so there’s a ton of inspiration for combining these colors with masculine and floral themes. I hope you have as much fun getting to know these new colors as I am!

This month’s Color Inspiration, of course, features three of the new In Colors. I think you’ll love the crisp chic style and rustic natural look of the two samples.

If you haven’t received the new Annual Catalog yet, be sure to let me know!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

 

 

COLOR INSPIRATION

 A new Annual Catalog means the introduction of new In Colors. Each year the new colors are at the top of many stampers must-have list. This year, Stampin’ Up! has hit a home run with these muted, rich colors. They are luscious and perfect for creating both natural and vintage themes. For this month’s Color Inspiration I’m focusing on three of the new In Colors; Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, and Bumblebee. The first card features the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#152486) and Ornate Layers dies (#152726). The Forever Fern stamp set (#152559) is combined with the awesome new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (#152883) to create the little greeting label. The Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (#149634), Medium Daisy Punch (#149517), Gilded Gems (#152478), and Bumblebee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon (#153658) add lots of rich texture to this chic card.

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The second card features a rustic look with floral and textural designs from the Tasteful Touches stamp set (#152562). The 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#153070) and water coloring add rich detail to this card. The Forever Flourishing Dies (#152714) are used with Brass Foil (#153057) to add a touch of elegant shine.  Other colors used in these projects: Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Brass. What will you create with these colors? I can’t wait to see!

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Don’t forget to check out the current promotions below!

WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT!

 

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Birds and Branches

 

Happy Sunday, Everyone!  Today I wanted to show you a card I recently created for an NC Demonstrator Swap.  The swap requirements were to use new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And if you aren’t familiar with what a swap is, it’s when a group of people sign up to create a card based on specific criteria.  We are told the total number of cards to make and they are mailed to the person who is hosting the swap.  Once they’ve collected all the cards from the participants, they sort all the cards and mail one design each back to everyone.  So we end up with a variety of card samples to share at our classes or use for blog posts.  It’s a really fun way to add cards to our collections without us each making them ourselves.

My card featured the new Birds and Branches set and some other products from the new catalog (you can see all the products below).  I used the circle die first on a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ paper.  Then I used my Blends to color the leaves and berries.  Once that was done, I took that layer of card stock and ran it through my embossing machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I just love the look that the texture gives to the branches and berries!

I then laid that layer over the front of my Thick Whisper White card stock (4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″), and using a pencil, I placed a small dot at the bottom of the circle.  This was to give me guidance as to where to stamp the nest.  I stamped the nest using Crumb Cake ink on the front of the folder Thick Whisper White base.  Next, I took a length of the White Crinkle Ribbon and wrapped it around the die-cut and embossed layer and tied a bow, then attached that layer to the card front using dimensionals.  The bird was stamped with Rococo Rose ink on Blushing Bride card stock and then die cut and also attached with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped using the Many Mates stamp set and then die cut using the Tasteful Labels die.  That was attached to the front with dimensionals as well.  The final step was to add some Wink of Stella to the berries and that was my finished card!

I hope you enjoyed my card 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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NEW 2020-2022 In Color Card and a Brand New Product!

I recently shared this card kit with my customers who RSVP’d for my 2020-2021 Catalog Virtual Open House.  If they responded by a certain date they received the materials to make this card.  The card features our NEW 2020-2022 In Colors as well as a brand new product in the catalog, Adhesive Sheets.  I can not tell you how excited I am to have this product available in the catalog!  It is truly a game-changer for apply intricate dies cut images, or really any die cut image.

If you are not familiar with Adhesive Sheets, here’s how they work.  You measure your piece of cardstock (enough for the die you are cutting).  Then measure a piece of Adhesive Sheet (I usually measure slightly smaller than the cardstock piece), peel off the carrier sheet, and apply the sticky side down on your card stock.  Turn your cardstock over, place the die on top, and using the appropriate “sandwich” for your die-cutting machine, run it through the machine.

I hope you enjoyed my card and the introduction to our new Adhesive Sheets!  You honestly won’t know how you’ve lived without them all this time, lol!

 

If you would like to purchase a card kit for this card, just comment on this blog post and I’ll send one out to you.  The cost is $5 which includes postage.

Happy Stamping!

Toni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beginner’s Brochure – Help for the brand new stamper!

Getting into paper crafting can be overwhelming—and expensive—at times, and if you are new to it you might not know where to start. That’s why we created this brochure for those who are new to crafting. The Beginner Brochure features high-quality products with coordination, versatility, coloring, easy to accomplish techniques, and card kits that are easy to get started.  If you’ve been following my blog (and I hope you have!), you may recall a post I made previously about our Beginner’s Brochure.  It included info about our 2019-2020 brochure and you can find it here .

Today I’d like to introduce you to the new 2020 Beginner’s Brochure.  There are some great fun and simple projects that will help you begin your stamping journey!    And you can order from this brochure until May 31, 2021!

Here are several project ideas featured in the brochure along with a short video for each of them.  Just click on the photo to see the video.  Once you’ve seen how cute these projects are, I know you’ll want to join in the fun and create some projects of your own!

Zany Zebras

 

Four Season’s Floral Card

 

Cute Fruit Cards and Tags

 

Hooray To You Cards and Envelopes

 

Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit

You can go directly to the Beginner Brochure products in my online store by clicking HERE.  And don’t forget to use the appropriate month’s Host Code to be eligible for my Monthly Mystery Host reward (total cumulative online sales for the month much reach a minimum of $150 to for Myster Host Rewards to be activated).  The current Host Code can be found in the sidebar of this blog 🙂

 

Happy Stamping!

Toni

 

 

 

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The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Woo Hoo!!  The new catalog is officially live which means that I can share the catalog download with you!  It’s always nice to have an online reference but for me, there’s nothing like having a physical catalog in my hands.  I love grabbing a beverage and sitting down to browse through all the beautiful samples, and make my wish list.  And boy, is that list long already, lol!  If you’d like your own catalog (and don’t already have a SU! demonstrator!), then please contact me by leaving a comment on this post.

Along with the launch of the new catalog comes 2 great incentives!

The 1st incentive is that anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase of $250 or more!  It’s definitely a great time to gather a few friends and host a party (and we can do virtual parties!).  Or if you aren’t up for hosting, then just gather a few orders from friends to reach the qualifying purchase requirement and then split the rewards.  Or if you are like me, I can pretty quickly reach that requirement with my own order, lol!  Keep in mind that this is above and beyond the normal rewards that you see below.

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The 2nd amazing incentive for June is for anyone who is interested in joining SU! and my team!  We already have a pretty great joining offer but you can get even MORE if you sign up between June 3rd and June 30th.

Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customizable. Build it your way! For just $99 you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
* A business supply pack valued at $50

That’s a total value of $175 (USD)

And the extra incentive for June is that you get to pick ANY one bundle (punch or die) to add to your starter kit.  That is up to a $60 value!!  Here’s a list of all the available bundles.

2020-2021 Bundles for New Recruits by Page Number

Here are just some of the benefits of becoming a Demonstrator:

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting, (if you choose to recruit)–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • There’s no obligation!  You aren’t required to sell to others.  And if you decide that being a demonstrator just isn’t for you, you can stop at any time.
  • Get support through online training resources, weekly newsletter, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions such as pre-orders and special deals!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love paper crafting as much as you do!
  • A FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!

You can find more information on my Joining Page . I would LOVE to have you on my team 🙂