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Boho Indigo Product Medley and Tutorial Offer!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Do you ever have times you want to make something, but you just aren’t sure where to start? It’s the blank canvas dilemma of having too many choices. Often, when I’m not sure how to start, I let the artists at Stampin’ Up! help me.

Suites, kits, and medleys – oh my! These artist-designed sets of coordinating products are a great place to get your inspiration flowing. Start with a simple kit project and step it up. Or look for a color combination or a whole design theme. I hope this tip helps you the next time you are looking for inspiration!

I get asked what the difference is between Suites, kits, and medleys? Although they are all groupings of coordinating products to make your crafting experience easier, there are a few difference.

Suites are entire collections of themed products that coordinate. A suite has at least one stamp set, sometimes two and usually has patterned paper, dies or punches, ribbon, and embellishments.

Kits include pre-designed and pre-cut projects. They can be all-inclusive or can include project supplies with coordinating stamps and ink available separately.

Medleys are more like a mini-suite. They are a collection of coordinating supplies, but not as large as a suite, so you get a bit of everything to inspire your creativity at a budge-friendly price point.

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

I’m sharing this elegant card tutorial with my newsletter subscribers featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It’s packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity. In this tutorial, you’ll also learn how to create a masked Embossing Paste background.  If you’d like to receive the tutorial, please use the contact form below to subscribe to my emails and I’ll get it right out to you!

Masked Embossing Paste Card

 

SUPPLIES:

PAPER
Very Vanilla (#101650)
Soft Suede (#115318)
Mint Macaron (#138337)

INK
Mint Macaron Ink Refill (#138331)
Old Olive (#147090)
Soft Suede (#147115)
Misty Moonlight (#153118)
Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (#144597)

KITS
Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132)

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Embossing Paste White (#141979)
Palette Knives (#142808)
Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)
Take Your Pick Tool (#144107),

ADHESIVES
Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin’ SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

TIPS:
Embossing Paste dries quickly so it’s best to work with it quickly, and clean your tools while it is still wet. Don’t worry about perfection, variations in depth and texture improve the effect of Embossing Paste.

Coordinating Products

Boho Indigo Product Medley (English) Boho Indigo Refill Kit Embossing Paste - White Old Olive Classic Ink Pad Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack  Mint Macaron Cardstock

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NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

It’s that time again!  Here we are at the end of July, and my head is spinning that we are already past the halfway point of 2020!!  You may have just hopped over from Tracie Evans Langley‘s blog and I know her project was amazing, they always are!  If so, you know that our topic for this months hop is Summertime!  So here is how my brain works…Summertime=hot=tropics=pineapples, lol!  So since I had pineapples on my mind this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to change up my normal routine of posting a card so I went with a 3D home decor type project this month.  I’ve had these Tiny Treat Boxes in my stash for a while and they needed to come out of hiding!  And since I always have a fairly substantial assortment of paper bags, I decided to just stamp one of those to make a coordinating gift bag.

This project is super easy and quick!  I’ve included instructions and a video at the bottom of this post.  But the pic below shows you the pieces you’ll need to make the tealight.  And I used Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to attach the 2 pieces for the pineapple top, that’s why the top die cut is showing a white side instead of Just Jade. Those sheets are now a required tool in my craft room!

To decorate the gift bag, I just used an old technique of coloring directly on to the stamp so that I could get both colors I wanted for the pineapple.  I tend to forget about this technique, but it’s a great use of our markers!

Here’s an important tip on die-cutting the pineapple bottom.  You are going to cut your DSP slightly shorter than the length of the die.  This is because the die is a tiny bit larger than the 2″ area you will be covering on the treat box.  So you will want to work with a 2″ strip of your DSP of choice when cutting the 4 pieces of the pineapple bottom.  You can only cut 2 bottoms from the 2″ x 6″ piece of DSP so you will need 2 of those strips.

The other tip is for the pineapple top.  I wanted to adhere 2 of them back to back, with a strip of DSP in the center to stabilize it and give me a base to attach it to the top of the treat box.  In order to do this, you need to cut one top using the pattern you want to show, and then cut another from the BACK design of that DSP.  This allows you to flip it over and match up your first die cut.  I did use the adhesive sheets on the back of the DSP that I wanted showing

Here’s a picture of the tea lights while on 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make 🙂  Now please continue through our hop to see the other amazing projects shared!  Amy Kinler is next up and she always has such fun projects 🙂

Instructions: Pineapple Tea Lights using Tiny Treat Boxes! – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

 

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Tina Lesson

Tracie Evans Langley

Toni Campana  ===>YOU ARE HERE!

Amy Kinler

Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Nedine DuPree

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Peony Gardens – Subscribe to my newsletter for tutorials!

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Peony Garden Suite

Some images are timeless and endure through the changes of years and styles. The Peony Garden Suite is a perfect example of timeless elegance. From simple stamping to over-the-top, this suite covers all the bases. Use traditional colors, stamping and die-cutting to create a peony that looks like it came right out of grandma’s garden or create a simple modern, monochrome look with the flower stamped in a neutral color on Whisper White. I think you’ll find yourself reaching for this suite for many occasions.

This lovely tutorial includes two ways to watercolor and uses the Peony Dies to build a gorgeous 3-D flower. Let’s make something beautiful!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Watercolored Peony Card

Watercolored Peony Card

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS
Prized Peony (#152504)

PAPER
Whisper White (#100730)
Whisper White Thick (#140272)
Gorgeous Grape (#146987)
Soft Sea Foam (#146988)
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (#149612)
Neutrals 6 X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper (#152485)

INK
Jet Black StazOn (#101406)
Old Olive (#147090)
Gorgeous Grape (#147099)

TOOLS
Blender Pens (#102845)
Water Painters (#151298)
Peony Dies (#152701)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (#153620)

ADHESIVES:
Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin’ SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

TIPS:
Create depth and shading in water coloring by painting on a light wash layer and then adding light layers of color to the area you want darker. Allow the paper to dry a bit between layers so it can absorb more ink, but not completely to avoid harsh lines.

Coordinating Products


Peony Garden Suite Collection
Prized Peony Bundle Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
Square Vellum Doilies
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder Elegant Faceted Gems https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/152463/gray-granite-1-4-6-4-mm-shimmer-ribbon

Peony Garden Suite

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Celebrate Sunflowers – Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

Hello, and thanks for popping by today 🙂  I wanted to share with you a card I recently made as part of our NC Demonstrators Stamp Along day.  This is our second time doing this on our FB page and it’s been a lot of fun!  Several demonstrators volunteer to do either a live video, a pre-recorded video, or share a PDF of a project they’ve made.  I chose to make a card that can double as a gift cardholder.  And I used our Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP and several of the new 2020-2022 In Colors (that coordinate with the DSP).

This card can be made with the pocket for a gift card/cash, or without.  You can also dress up the inside of the card a little more by adding additional DSP panels to cover the white inside the card, it’s entirely up to you!

Take a look at the video for additional tips for making this card 🙂

 

And here’s a PDF for the project – Celebrate Sunflowers Fun Fold Gift Card Holder – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for taking a look today!  Follow my blog to see more fun projects 🙂

 

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Bonus Days Are Back!

Bonus Days are Here!

It’s become a popular summer tradition – so you’ll be happy to hear that Bonus Days is back!

Bonus Days means you can earn coupon codes on the goodies you order now and redeem them in August! For every $50 you spend from July 1st – August 3rd (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4th-31st 2020.

Even better, the new August-December Mini Catalog with all the awesome new Holiday products goes live August 4th, so you can use your coupon codes to save on your Holiday Catalog shopping spree!

For each qualifying order, you’ll receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with a coupon code. These emails come later, not when you originally order, so watch for and save them so you have your codes to use starting August 4th!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

 

Here’s a pic of my cat, Blue last year, being very interested in Bonus Days announcement, lol!

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p.s. Offering the tried and true Color Collections that stampers can rely on is important. Adding on-trend colors is also vital to keeping our products and creativity fresh. That’s where the In Colors come in. Each In Color Collection includes 5 fashionable colors that are available for 2 years.

Now is a great time to add these trendy new colors to your craft room.

Bonus Days are Here!

And here’s something to make your crafting space a lot more colorful!  Protect your workspace with this double-sided grid paper that includes metric and imperial measurements. Features our fabulous new In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. 25 sheets. 11″ x 17″ (28 x 43 cm).  #155380 – $9.

In Color Grid Paper

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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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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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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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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 🙂