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Get And Go Starter Kit Promotion – NOW is the time to join!

If you’ve ever thought about joining SU! and have been on the fence, I’m excited to share with you a BONUS offer that will seal the deal!  From 9/1 to 9/30, in addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, you choose $125 USD worth of products) you will also receive this additional bonus!

– 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Coastal Cabana pack
– 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
–  a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
– the So Much Love stamp set
– the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!

The stamps and Rhinestones alone are an additional $42 value!  This is the first time SU! is making an offer like this and it’s amazing!  You’ll have enough cardstock and envelops to make 16 cards!  Here’s a couple of suggestions to help you get started.

Here are just some of the benefits of joining!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in-person demonstrator-only events
  • Join our Sramping Campanions team in a private FB group
  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers
  • Simply enjoy the discount, new friends, and lots of ideas, or, start building a business anytime. No pressure.

 

Visit my website starting tomorrow for all the info!
https://tonimariscreations.stampinup.net/join_now

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Toni

Card Stock, Kits, Promotion, Stampin' UP!, Starter Kit, Toni Mari's Creations

Get And Go Starter Kit Promotion – NOW is the time to join!

If you’ve ever thought about joining SU! and have been on the fence, I’m excited to share with you a BONUS offer that will seal the deal!  From 9/1 to 9/30, in addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, you choose $125 USD worth of products) you will also receive this additional bonus!

– 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Coastal Cabana pack
– 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
–  a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
– the So Much Love stamp set
– the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!

The stamps and Rhinestones alone are an additional $42 value!  This is the first time SU! is making an offer like this and it’s amazing!  You’ll have enough cardstock and envelops to make 16 cards!  Here’s a couple of suggestions to help you get started.

Here are just some of the benefits of joining!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in-person demonstrator-only events
  • Join our Sramping Campanions team in a private FB group
  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers
  • Simply enjoy the discount, new friends, and lots of ideas, or, start building a business anytime. No pressure.

 

Visit my website starting tomorrow for all the info!
https://tonimariscreations.stampinup.net/join_now

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Toni

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NC Demo’s August Blog Hop – A Scenic View!

Hello everyone!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, she always has wonderful projects that she shares with us.  Our theme this month is A Scenic View!  We have so many stamp sets that represent the outdoors so it was a little challenging to decide which one to use.  I love being outdoors whenever I can.  Even when it’s during our hot and muggy August weather, lol!  There’s just a measure of peacefulness to me to be out in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds.

This month I decided to try a different type of card to share.  Slim Line cards have been very popular lately so I decided to try my hand at one.  I searched to see if there was a standard size and there really doesn’t seem to be one.  So what I did was follow the sizing that I saw on a card that Patty Bennett shared, and she said she just went with the size that would fit into a legal-sized envelope.  I know we don’t sell legal-sized envelopes but most people have them on hand, or can easily pick them up just about anywhere.

Since we are coming up on my favorite season, I chose to do my scenic view in Fall colors.  This is actually the first time I’ve used the My Meadow stamp set and I honestly don’t know why!  It’s so easy to create your own little meadow 🙂  This card only uses stamps, paper, ink, and 2 dies.  Well, and of course, Wink of Stella!!

I used Thick Whisper White paper and cut it to 9 1/4″ x 8″, then scored it on the 8″ side at 4″.  Then I took the largest die from Stitched Nested Dies and cut the center of the card front.  And I actually DID measure where the die needed to be instead of just eyeing it up. Those of you that follow me know that I rarely measure anything, lol!  To make the frame, I used Pear Pizzazz paper and first cut a label, again using the largest die, and then I took the next size down and placed it in the center of the cut label to get my frame piece.  Then all that was left was the actual stamping.  Once I was done stamping, I applied a little liquid glue to the back of the Pear Pizzazz frame, and with the card closed, I just fit it inside the opening of the card front.  This is a much easier way than trying to place it in the exact spot on the inside of the card.  All that was left to do was stamp the sentiment, which I used from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.

Here are the colors I used.  You can also see them listed at the bottom of this post.

This is what the inside of the card looks like.  And does anyone see my oopsy?  I’ll mention it at the bottom 😉

I just kept stamping until I was satisfied with the look.  Then I used Wink of Stella to color the leaves on the trees.  WOS is so dang hard to photograph, but it really does give the card some pop with the shimmery trees.

I stamped a few trees on the envelope front to help coordinate the project.

I hope you enjoy my first Slim Line card!  I’m certain I’ll be making more of them and trying different sizes.  Now please continue on with our hop and take a look at what Laurie has to share with us, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Stamping,

Toni

NC Demos

Amy Kinler
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Frances Wagner
Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley

PS – My oopsy is that I didn’t leave any white space to sign the card!  Oh well, I’ll make sure to do that on the next one!!

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Little Treats Bundle – Packaging for Every Occasion!

I’ve always loved creating special packaging for gifts so when I saw this new bundle in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, I knew I’d be buying it.  These little treat containers can be used for every occasion imaginable!  And there are stamps provided for several holidays as well as general events.  I spent some time creating a few samples and wanted to share them with you.

I started with what I think is my favorite from the bunch.  This could be used for a bridal shower or as a wedding favor.  The colors could be coordinated with the bride’s selections for a perfect match.   I used Vellum paper for the container and then used Silver Foil Paper, Peony Garden DSP, Petal Pink cardstock, and Silver Metallic Edged ribbon to pull it all together.

Next, I focused on Halloween.  I haven’t purchased any specific Halloween Designer Series Paper from the new mini catalog yet, but I did have a package of the new Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 DSP.  It had a perfectly appropriate plaid for Halloween!  This project also uses Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon, and Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle to that spider.  A quick, fun Halloween treat!

Take a look at all the beautiful color combinations you’ll find in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  Plaid is popular again and SU! is right on trend with this awesome selection of papers!

Then I moved on to Christmas.  The DSP I used for this project is Tis’ The Season  It has the traditional Christmas colors and there’s plenty of patterns to pick from.  I used Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, Real Red Ink, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce Markers, Dark Shaded Spruce Blends, and my favorite, Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon.  This ribbon is so versatile for 2 very important reasons, the weight of the ribbon makes it a breeze to tie AND, you can use our Blends to color the ribbon!  That’s right, you can match this ribbon to any of your projects by using a coordinating color of Blends.  And because our Blends are alcohol-based, they dry almost immediately.  You could also use our regular Markers, but they take much, much longer to dry.   To achieve the 2 different colors on the sentiment, I used the Real Red and Shaded Spruce markers to color directly on to the stamp and then stamped on to Whisper White cardstock.  I love the flexibility this gives you with sentiments, they don’t have to be all one color!

NOTE! – I inadvertently used a retired product when I made this project.  I used the Snow Accents Puff Paint from last year’s mini Holiday catalog, thinking that it had been carried over to this year.  I apologize for the oversight!  But if you still have any in your stash, it really does finish off the Santa hat 😉

Tis’ The Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Papers

And my last project using this bundle is to show you that you do have some options when creating the treat container itself.   You can see this much better in the video, but to create this one, I cut off the front top of the container.  I took the piece that I cut off and then adhered it to the back, covering the contrasting DSP pattern that was showing.  I could have just left it off but I didn’t care for the contrast of the opposite side of the DSP.  For the stamped image, I did the same thing I did on the Christmas tag, I used different colors of our markers to color directly on to the stamp.  I love how it turned out.  I used some coordinating shades of Blends and colored a few of our Basic Pearls to add a little bit of bling to the image.

The opening for the treats is 2 x 2 x 3/4″ and I’ve found there are all sorts of treats that would fit in there.  I practiced with individually wrapped York Peppermint Patties. Mini Twix bars, and individually wrapped Dove chocolates.  And I’m certain Hershey’s Nuggets would work as well, I just didn’t have any in my stash to try.

Here’s my video, which gives a few little tips about die cutting the container, as well as showing you how the projects go together.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Measurements for the projects created – Little Treats Bundle Projects – Toni Mari’s Creations

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Autumn Greetings – Bring on the Fall Season!

Without a doubt, Fall is my very favorite time of year!  You can get a good mix of still warm weather with a hint of cool, crisp mornings.  And there’s just nothing like seeing the beautiful colors as the trees start to turn.  I’m a September baby so that might be why it just feels so good to me.  And here’s an honest statement, when SU! comes out with our 2nd Mini Catalog of the year, I always turn to the fall offerings first!  And this set is what caught my eye immediately.  Now mind you, I don’t generally gravitate to stamps that require a lot of coloring, but this one definitely found itself in my shopping cart without hesitation!  I also fell in love with the font on the sentiments.  SU! has really been offering an amazing selection of new fonts for us to enjoy.

I recently posted that I had participated in a card swap with other demonstrators.  You can see that post HERE.  I had actually joined 2 different swaps with 2 different groups.  The card below is the card that I submitted for a 2nd group of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators.

My initial thought process was to just stamp this detailed image in one color (Cinnamon Cider) and just color one focal piece, for example, the pumpkin.  I was then going to accent it with Wink of Stella (my absolute FAVORITE embellishment!) for a little extra shine.  But…that just looked a little too sparse to me so I broke out several of our Stampin’ Blends markers and went to town.  I certainly liked the fully colored result much better but it sure did take a LOT more time to make 21 cards, lol!  But I just sat and colored one evening into the wee hours of the morning, listening to my latest book on Audible, and it wasn’t bad at all.  I have to be in the mood for detail coloring though, it’s not something that can be rushed so my normal procrastination mode doesn’t work well with this sort of design.

Here are a few more pictures.  I tend to not always stamp a sentiment inside because then those who receive my card in the swap can add whatever they want.

I hope you enjoy my little taste of Autumn.  I’m really looking forward to the cooler temps and enjoying being outside a little more without turning into a puddle!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

 

NOTE – here are the specific SU! Blend Colors that I used for this card

  • Old Olive – Light and Dark
  • Just Jade – Light
  • Calypso Coral – Light and Dark
  • Cinnamon Cider – Light
  • So Saffron – Dark
  • Pumpkin Pie – Light

 

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Dove of Hope Bundle – My 1st Christmas card of 2020!

Yes, it’s hard to believe but I’ve actually made a Christmas card already!  And for someone who has perfected the art of procrastination, I shocked myself by even thinking of Christmas at this point in time 🙂  I recently participated in a swap with other Stampin’ UP! demonstrators and this was the card I submitted for my swap.  Swaps allow us to receive several cards using lots of different stamp sets so that we can build our collection to share with customers.  They are also great sources of inspiration!

Here’s a picture of the bundle that I used.  The level of detail in the dies is just amazing!  And I used our Shimmer White Cardstock which really makes them stand out even more.

 

Here’s a few more pics of the card.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out and hope you enjoy it as well!

You can purchase all the products I used for this card by clicking HERE, or by clicking on the individual pictures below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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A New Online Shopping Experience AND A Special Offer!

New Online Store

Beginning August 4th at 7:00 AM (MT) (9:00AM ET) Stampin’ Up! is bringing you a new and improved online shopping experience!

There are quite a few improvements that you’ll really like.  I’m most excited about the new site working seamlessly on desktops, smartphones, and tablets, larger images for products and samples, more intuitive navigation and searches, and last but not least, you can create a wish list and favorites!

Rest assured your account information and password still work with the new site. Because this is a new site you will need to sign in the first time you shop. If you had your browser remember your email and password, it won’t be saved anymore. If you are unsure of your login ID and password, I recommend using the Forgot Password link to reset your password as soon as possible (see steps below)

I kindly ask that you visit my store starting August 4th, sign in, and please select me as your demonstrator. You may still use a demonstrator host/hostess code with your order if you do that each time you order. You can do this by using the Find a Demonstrator link at the top of the page or when you are checking out.  Whether you sign in to your account or checkout as a guest, if you don’t select a demonstrator one will be assigned for you.

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

VISIT MY STORE

New Store - Sign-in

See the picture with the Sign In steps above.

1. Click Sign In
2. Sign in with email and password
3. Click the Forgot Password link if you need to reset your password.

Improved Navigation

It’s easier to find what you are looking for with navigation menus that expand. For example, the image shows what happens if you select “Stamps” from the Featured Products section. You can then narrow down your search by Season, and then refine it even more with a specific season.

New Store - Navigation

Improved Filtering

When you are shopping you’ll see Filter By in the menu on the left.

You can Filter By several options including size, price, product type, occasion, color, etc.

New Store - Filter

Wish List & Favorites List

You can also add items to a new list or Wish List from the quick view page, not just the individual product page. You could track the products you already have on hand.

New Store - Wish List

Filter & Sort by Color

If you click on the Shop By Color link you’ll see every color listed. Click on the color to see the products available in that color.

New Store - Colors

I hope you enjoy all the new features.  I appreciate your business and want to continue offering you amazing products and my personal service, so please be sure to update your preferred demonstrator selection.

SPECIAL OFFER!!!

As a thank you for shopping with me on the NEW shopping site, I am offering FREE SHIPPING* from August 4th until midnight August  9th!  Just place your order using the Host Code below and I will refund your shipping total back to you!  A refund will occur once I see that SU! has shipped your order.  (*Standard Shipping Only and you must use the Host Code Below.  This offer is only through me as an Independent SU! Demonstrator)

Here’s the Host Code for August Online Shopping!