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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

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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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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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SU! 2018-2020 In Colors – Saying Goodbye!

Hello and welcome to our March NC Demo Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you decided to join us.  I’ll start off by saying we are all dealing with an unprecedented situation with the current health concerns that are affecting not only us but our entire world.  It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with all the news we are seeing 24/7.  I have found that I need to limit my exposure (no pun intended) to the constant flow of information, so I’m definitely spending more time doing something that helps me relax and that is stamping!  I hope you are finding a way to get a break as well.  Remember, we need to take care of our mental health as well as our physical health!  So, let’s focus on some stamping 🙂

Our topic this month is the retirement of 2018-2020 In Colors.  You may have just hopped over from Libby Foreman’s blog, and I know she shared a fantastic project.  We were asked to create a project using just one of the colors, using paper, ink, and embellishments.  It was tough to decide on just one color!  But I decided on Blueberry Bushel, which is probably my favorite out of the group.

I also decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t touched in quite a while.  I actually used it for a card class last year and I don’t think I’ve touched it since, and that’s terrible because it’s such a great stamp set!   And it lends its self well for doing a monochromatic card (although I did sneak in a little bit of Granny Apple Green  😉 ).  This card is super simple to make!  So I decided to make 3 versions of it, each one using a different vase.

Here are the 3 cards

And if you’ve followed my blog posts you know that my embellishment of choice, Wink of Stella, was used to color in the flowers.  And because the classic ink is water-based, the Wink of Stella ‘pushes’ the color making it look a little bit like water coloring, and I love that.  I just wish Wink of Stella photographed better, it’s really hard to see how pretty it is.  I also added the smaller sized rhinestones, because I think a card always looks better with bling!  You can click on the image below for the instructions for making this card 🙂

I’m really going to be sad to say goodbye to 2018-2020 In Colors, but I’m very excited to see what our new colors will be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  If you would like your very own copy, comment on this blog post and I’ll be sure to have one sent to you.

Just a quick reminder that there are only a couple of days left of our Sale-a-Bration promotion!  You can still earn free products with your qualifying order.  And you can still sign up to be a demonstrator and enjoy the extra benefits that are offered during SAB which are a mini paper cutter, a 6×6 assorted paper pack AND any free stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the Current Mini Catalog.  BUT you must act quickly, the last day is Tuesday, March 31st 🙂

Sale-a-Bration New Demonstrator Perks!
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I hope you enjoyed my cards.  They really are super easy to make so you can certainly stamp a stack of them to have on hand for various occasions.  Now, continue on to our next Blog Hopper, Frances Wagner.  I know she has shared another fantastic project!

Happy Stamping!

Amy Austin-Kinler

Jo Anne Hewins

Tina Lesson

Ariel Matera 

Tracy Marie Lewis

Libby Foreman

Toni Campana >YOU ARE HERE!

Frances Wagner

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Tamra Davis

Sharon Maranich

Sue Stapp

Nedine Depree

 

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NC Demos February Blog Hop – Bug Out!

Wow, how is it possible that we are nearing the end of February already?  Our weather has been pretty mild so far this winter, and we are officially only a few weeks away from Spring!  And we all know that Spring brings flowers, birds, bees, butterflies and many other little critters.  To prove that point, here’s a pic that was taken in my side yard a week or so ago, lol!   Mr.Bee is doing his thing!

You may have just come here from Tina Lesson’s blog.  She always has such great projects that she shares with us 🙂 

For my project, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do this month.  I only have a few sets that worked with our theme.  But the set I decided on is one I’ve have been loving since I ordered it.  And to be honest, it’s a set that I passed several times as I went through our Annual catalog!  One of the other reasons I wanted to use this set is that we just released a coordinating die set to go with it.  Click HERE to see the Coordination Product Release flyer.

Now, let’s talk about how I made this card.  The rectangle die that comes in the set actually only cuts a solid rectangle with the design around the border (see pic #2).  But I wanted a frame,  so I went to my Rectangle Stitched Die set and selected the 4th rectangle starting from the smallest size out (I believe the dimensions are 3 5/8″ x 2 3/8″).  I cut the solid rectangle first, then ran it through again with the Stitched Rectangle die in the center (see pic #3).  The end result is my frame!

The card base is an 11 x 4 1/4″  piece of Shimmer White cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″.  I laid the frame on the front of the card just to get placement for where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, but I did not attach the frame just yet.  I stamped the sentiment using Soft Suede ink.  Next, I removed the frame and took Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede markers and flicked ink randomly around the card front.  Then I attached the frame to the front using Liquid Multi-purpose glue.  I like how it gives you a little wiggle room time to get your object just where you want it before the glue sets.

The flowers were stamped in both Cherry Cobbler and Petal pink and cut using the coordinating flower die.  Then I used Wink of Stella on them, which added a little more color to the stamped image since WOS is waterbased and it gives a slight watercolor effect when you color it over our classic inks.  The large leaf sprig was stamped with Pear Pizzazz and the butterfly in Soft Suede, both cut out with the appropriate dies.  I also used WOS on the butterfly.  Using some scrap gold foil paper, I cut one small butterfly and 2 small leaf sprig pieces.  Then it was just a matter of placing those pieces over the frame.

Everything except the gold leaf sprigs has dimensionals behind them.  The small gold butterfly was added to the top of the frame with Liquid Multi-purpose flue and the card was finished off using Champagne Rhinestones.

For the inside, I had 2 spare butterflies in Petal Pink so I stamped another large leaf spring in the lower right-hand corner and added a butterfly over that and placed the other over the sentiment, which is also part of the stamp set.  And in case you are wondering why the sentiment is stamped on a stitched rectangle piece, I had an oopsy moment.  I didn’t take the time to use my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment inside and it was crooked 😦  That will teach me to use the tools I have the first time, lol!!

I really love the color combo on the card.  I got my inspiration from my downline, Nancy Hoffman.  She had been sharing some designs she was working on for her upcoming class and Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz were one the combos she used.  I just added Soft Suede to my project.

I hope you enjoyed my project this month.  Now hop on over to Laurie Meier’s blog to see what she created for us this month!  

Ariel Matera

Jo Anne Hewins 

Amy Kinler

Tina Lesson

Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!!

Laurie Meier

Tracie Evans Langley

 

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Online Extravaganza! – Nov. 20 – 22, 2019

Now is the time to jump on this 3-day sale of selected bundles, ink pads, and paper!  It’s a great time to replenish your inventory so that you have what you need to make Christmas cards, tags, and other items 😊  And if you been waiting to upgrade your ink pads to the newer design, this is a great time to do so!

A note about the bundles, we won’t know yet if these stamps and dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog.  BUT, if they do, they will be separate and not available to order as a bundle in the new catalog.  So why not get them now and enjoy the extra discount, 15% instead of 10%?

Here are the details:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:
Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)
 
Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:
8 bundles
Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
 
You can place your order directly through the link below or click on each picture of the item you want to order. 
Be sure to use Host Code – G3Z6QKKE
 
 
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August NC Demo Blog Hop – Don’t Be Afraid to Sparkle!

Welcome to the August NC Demo’s Blog Hop!  Our theme for this month is “Don’t be afraid to Sparkle!”  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, and she always has great projects.  I love seeing how each of us approaches each month’s topic.  And we’d love to have YOU join the blog hop each month, it’s really a lot of fun and helps me stay in a creative mode.  Ok, let’s get on to this month’s topic.  I was so excited to see what it was because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a little sparkle and bling?  I think I use Wink of Stella on just about everything I make because it gives my projects just a little more sparkle!

This month I decided to use one of my favorite sets and embossing folder (so far!) from the upcoming Holiday Occasions Catalog.  As a demonstrator, we are allowed to pre-order products before the catalog goes live so we can start making samples to show our customers laugh  If you’d like to have this privilege as well, ask me how!!   And if you’d like to receive a catalog, please let me know.  I’d be happy to get one out to you.
The set I chose to use is Country Home.  I love the images and the sentiments in this set (see below in the Product List).  And the embossing folder is the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  In fact, my projects use just about everything available in this suite of products!  I made 2 projects, so I’ll start with the card first.
I used one of our gorgeous new colors for my base and my 1st layer, Highland Heather.  And I used our new Dynamic Embossing Folder called Subtle.  If you look closely, you’ll see that it creates a linen type texture, just enough without overwhelming the main image.

 

I stamped the milk can and the flowers in Memento Black ink and then used our blends to color.  Then I used a very light touch of Frost White Shimmer paint to cover the cotton stems.  It really makes them stand out, although it’s a little tough to capture in the pics.  I fussy cut around the image and tied a piece of  Braided Linen Trim and tied it around the milk can.  I used the Tin Tile embossing folder with a piece of Silver Foil paper and mounted that on Soft Subtle card stock.  Then added the Basic Rhinestone embellishments.  I chose to just use the Thanks on the milk can as the main sentiment for the card.

Just look at the shine on the Tin Tile piece!  It’s beautiful and has the potential for so many combinations of paper, ink and techniques.  I know this is going to be a big seller!  You can also see the Shimmer White Paint a little better with this angle.

The 2nd project I made for this post is this cool Hexagon box.  I used directions from that I found here, Stamp with Peg. The box is actually pretty simple to create, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.  You will need to use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base.
I used DSP from the Country Lane pack, another item in this suite.  I LOVE the colors used throughout this package.  Fall is my favorite season so I’m always happy when our Holiday Occasions catalog comes out because I know there will be at least one new suite that focuses on this time of year.

I used one more item from this suite that also brings some SPARKLE to the project, and that is the new Chicken Wire Elements.  There are 6 sheets measuring 3 3/4 x 5 3/8, and you can cut that down into the shape needed for your project.    As you can see, I used a small piece behind the sentiment on the front of the box as well as behind the design on the top.  I colored the image with blends again, coordinating the colors with those in the DSP.  And I used the Shimmer White Paint, which I think shows up much better in these pics.

 

All the supplies used for these projects are listed below, and the new items can be ordered starting September 5th.  I hope you enjoyed the project and the SPARKLE!  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins and the rest of the amazing NC Demos have created for this blog hop!

 

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NC Demo’s April Blog Hop – Mom’s the Word

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop this month.  Our theme is celebrating mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, or any woman who has made an impact on our lives.  This was an easy one for me, because my Mom has always been an inspiration to me, and continues to be.  She was widowed at a very young age and was faced with the daunting task of raising 5 children pretty much on her own.  Of course, there was support from her family, but at the end of the day, she was the one who shouldered the main responsibility. She worked hard to maintain a loving home for us, and while we weren’t rich in the monetary sense, we were never without the things we needed.  And that continued throughout our lives, even into adulthood.  She was tough, but fair and the lessons I learned from her have made me the person I am today.  So, I simply want to THANK her for that. 

I chose to use a combination of two stamp sets to create my card for this month.  And, as a result, you get to see a little sneak peek of one of our upcoming Host Sets!  The set is called Hand Delivered and it is just amazing!  In addition to the little placard (where you can create your own message!), you have choices of a bunch of balloons, a pile of books and a multi-tiered cake.  You also have a couple of options for the skirt, AND there are 7 sentiments!  So there’s lots of potential with this set.  I used the flower print because my Mom always wore a skirt or dress to her job. I always thought she looked beautiful!  So this pattern reminded me of how she used to dress.  The other set I used is Apron of Love.  I’m very happy that it will carry over to the new annual catalog!   That’s where the flowers, hearts and “Mom” came from.  And just a reminder, while the stamp set and dies will carry over to the new catalog, you will NOT be able to purchase them as a bundle.  So, save yourself a little money and purchase it before May 31st so you can save 10% on the bundle!  The new host set will be available starting June 2nd.

It took no time at all to color in the pattern on the skirt using our markers.  I added a little bling to the card, using Wink of Stella on the hearts and the flowers on the skirt.    And just to dress it up a little bit more, I topped it off with a few pearls.  I really love the colors, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight go together really well, I think.

All supplies used are listed below.

I do hope you enjoy my card!  Please continue on with our hop to see how the others chose to recognize the women who inspire them.  I am always so excited to see what my stamping sisters come up with!  Jo Anne Hewins is next on the list.  See you next month!

 

Toni Campana – <YOU ARE HERE>

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Frances Wagner

 

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