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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

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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

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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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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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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

 

 

NC Demos

Jo Anne Hewins

Tina Lesson

Tracie Evans Langley

Toni Campana  ===>YOU ARE HERE!

Amy Kinler

Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Nedine DuPree

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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

 

NC Demos

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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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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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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It’s a Spring Thing!

Welcome to our April NC Demos Blog Hop!  You may have just come here from Tina Lesson’s blog and I know she shared an awesome project.  We have so many talented demonstrators who participate each month, I’m always excited to see what everyone has submitted!

Spring is finally here and even though we are still in the midst of a “stay at home” order in NC, I’m so happy to have some nice weather to enjoy!  My husband and I have already been busy in our gardens, weeding and freshening up as much as we can.  I just love getting out and digging in the dirt, it helps clear my mind and it’s an immediate boost to my mood.  Here’s a few pics of some of our perennials  🙂

 

Our blog topic this month is very appropriately focused on SPRING, anything to do with Spring!  Any of the things that make us think of Spring events, holidays, or just the lovely weather!

My projects this month are flower-themed.  I anxiously wait for our flowers to bloom each year, and they come much earlier here in NC then they did back in the northeast!  And a flower that you definitely see here in the south is the Magnolia.  It’s a magnificent flower and I think it smells heavenly.  So I was immediately drawn to this stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia when it was introduced in the current Annual catalog.  I’ve also used the Magnolia Memory Dies and Magnolia Lane DSP.  I just love the colors used in the DSP, they seem very calming to me, if that makes sense.  And here’s some great news, the stamps and dies will carry over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  But if you just need to have the DSP (and OF COURSE you do, lol!), you’ll want to grab it now before it sells out.  It’s still currently available in the Last-Chance section of my online store, as is the bulk package of the DSP, which is a GREAT value!.

   

My card is actually one that I submitted for a swap when the catalog launched.  I’ve made this same card several times since then, using the exact same materials, and also substituting other stamps and DSP.  It’s such an easy layout to replicate.  The box was inspired by the sample on page 37 of the current Annual catalog, I just changed it up a little.

The sentiments that I used on these projects is from the Petals and Parcels stamp set, another one that is carrying over to the new catalog 🙂   One of the many benefits of being a SU! demonstrator is that we get to see the new catalog early, so I’ve spent the last day combing through it to see what has carried over.  I was actually quite pleased to see how many of my current stamp sets are staying!  But, there are SO many new sets that I’ve already fallen in love with, so I’ll need to make some room for the new additions 🙂  If you’d like a copy of the new catalog, please comment on this blog post BEFORE April 29th, as I will be submitting my order for catalogs on April 30th.

I’d like to share a little tip with you on how I store my dies when they coordinate with a specific stamp set.  I purchase magnetic sheets from Marietta Magnetics.  I’ve ordered magnetic sheets from several other vendors and these are my favorite.  They are a soft, pliable sheet (not heavy at all )and they have an adhesive backing, so they stick right inside my stamp case.  And they are the perfect size, I don’t have to cut them down to fit.  This makes it so easy for me to know that I don’t have to search for matching die sets when I want to create something. Maybe this is something that would be helpful to you as well!

Don’t forget that we have a lot of Last Chance products, available only while supplies last!

You can click below to see everything that is currently available!

Thanks for taking a look at my projects this month.  Please continue on through the rest of the hop,  Sue Stapp is next up and I know you will be wowed!  Just click on the graphic below to keep “hopping”!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Amy Kinler

Nedine DuPree

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne Hewins

Tina Lesson

Toni Campana<YOU ARE HERE>

Sue Stapp

Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Card and Project Instructions:  Magnolia Lane Thank You Card and Gift Box

 

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