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Retiring Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards

Yesterday I held a virtual card class with some of my regular monthly card class attendees.  This is one of the cards we made.  It uses the retiring  Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin which is still available and on sale for just $14.40!  You can decorate these cards in so many ways.  For this card, I used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring and that is on sale as well!

If you are interested in learning more about my virtual card classes, just like my Toni Mari’s Creations FB page and then ask to be added to the private Virtual Classes Group

 

The papers in this assortment are just beautiful as you can see from the picture below.

The card was super quick to make.  You can find the instructions below.  But hurry if you want to grab the materials  I used to make the card as several items are in the Last Chance Product promotion!  You can click on any of the images below to go directly to my online store 🙂

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card – TMC Original

 

 

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SU! Day Of Caring – Open to ALL!

 

Stampin’ UP! regularly schedules a Day of Service among its employees, and this time the event is open to anyone who wants to participate!  For this year’s Day of Service, they will use the Share Sunshine PDF Download to make and send cards to loved ones, frontline workers, etc.  You can find my previous post about the Share Sunshine PDF download here.

The public event will occur on Thursday, May 21st at 2:00pm MT (4:00pm ET) and it will be held on SU! CEO, Sara Douglass’s personal FB page, which you can find here.  There’s a little bit of prep required if you want to participate in the live event.  But, if you are unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page.  And of course, you are welcome to just watch the event if that’s more suitable for you.

To follow along during the live craft party, you will need card bases, Designer Series Paper (or any double-sided 12×12 craft paper you have on hand), a printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here) (or use your own sentiments), embellishments, adhesive, and scissors or a Paper Trimmer. To make it easy for everyone to participate, we’ve also created an instruction sheet for Sara’s four-step cards, which includes a cut map for your Designer Series Paper (any Designer Series Paper will work). Note: A full package of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper will be enough to make four kits (each kit makes 20 cards), or you can just work with 3 sheets of 12×12 paper to make 20 cards.  You can find the instruction sheet here. You are encouraged you to come prepared with pre-cut Designer Series Paper!

Sara shared on her FB page how to cut the 12×12 paper so that you’d have exactly what you need to make the cards.  Her video for that is here.

Here are a few samples of the cards Sara has created using the suggested layout from her PDF above.

 

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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Corona Craziness!

In the last couple of months we have all been feeling the stress of having to shelter in place, work from home, and home school our children among many other things.  The entire world is experiencing something that I don’t think any of us could have imagined.  It can be very overwhelming!   And while I would never make light of such a serious situation, I do think that it’s ok to try to find something that helps you smile, or even laugh a little bit.  And that brings to me this card I made for a friend 🙂

I recently posted about an initiative SU! has taken to raise money for a couple of organizations that are on the forefront of the pandemic.  You can read that post here.  I was finally able to sit down and play with the sentiments and came up with this card.  It came together pretty quickly, I used the sentiment from Thanks for the Laughs and one of the images from Young at Heart, both of which will NOT carry over to the new annual catalog.  In fact, there are a few things I used on this card that will be retiring soon, the Starburst Punch, Mint Macaron Ribbon and the Garden Lane Designer Series paper.  So if there’s anything that catches your eye, hurry over to the Last Chance page and grab them (they are only available while supplies last!)

Inside card

I find that crafting in general and making cards specifically helps to focus on something positive.  Let’s face it, we all need a distraction once in a while when things get just a little too heavy.  I hope that my card brought a smile to your face and I also hope you are all able to find a little respite from all that’s going on.

Thanks for stopping by,

Toni

 

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Quick and Easy Stamping

If you are a new stamper, it can be very overwhelming knowing exactly what you need to get started.  Well, I’m here to help you with that!  Well, actually, Stampin’ UP! has made it very easy for me to help 🙂  If you aren’t aware, we have a brochure that is targeted to new stampers.  It’s called Experience Creativity, and you can download a copy HERE.  In this brochure, you’ll find the basics – kits, stamps, ink, paper, and a few additional items that will help get you started.

One of the bundles featured is called Celebrate with Cake.  It’s perfect for birthdays, of course, but there’s an assortment of stamps and sentiments that can be used for much more!  It comes with stamps, 2 full-size ink pads, an acrylic block, and a package of our Note Cards & Envelopes.

And if you aren’t sure where to start with designing your cards, there are samples that you can follow!  Don’t delay in ordering this bundle as it is scheduled to retire on June 2nd, or while supplies last.  Click on the image below to place your order!

 

I’ve created a how-to video for this bundle and have shared a few of my own tips, learned from years of experience, lol!  Please subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel to stay up to date with news about special offers, tutorials, and just general stamping fun!

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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So Grateful

We are definitely all going through a very strange and possibly stressful time with the current health crisis.  And even though a lot of us are inconvenienced and impacted in different ways, those who are on the front lines are definitely feeling the brunt of things, in my humble opinion.  The medical professionals are doing all they can possibly do given the ever-changing parameters.  And those in the service industry – grocery clerks, delivery persons, restaurant owners, and anyone whose business is deemed essential are facing day to day challenges to try to help us with everyday needs.  These folks are true heroes in my eyes.  And they have my heartfelt gratitude.

So, I wanted to create a card that honors them.  I created the card using our new Ornate Gardens Bundle Suite.  This is a bit of a sneak peek, because this suite is going to be featured in our 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  And YOU can actually purchase it now.  No need to wait until the catalog goes live in June, isn’t that great 🙂

I decided to take a different route than to focus primarily on the floral aspects of the suite, although they are quite beautiful!  I decided to create my own background using the small border stamp featured in the Ornate Style stamp set.

I stamped this image on a diagonal and just filled the card layer with it using Early Espresso ink.  Then I went back and colored some of the swirls using Light Mint Macaron Blends.  And to finish off the background, I used Wink of Stella over the Mint Macaron.

Next, I used the dies from the Ornate Style Bundle.  I used Early Espresso card stock and then I cut so I’d just have a top and bottom piece.  I stamped the greeting, So Grateful on Mint Macaron cardstock using Early Espresso Ink and then adhered to the top and bottom pieces of the cut frame pieces to the greeting.

Next, I stamped the small daisy on Whisper White using Early Espresso Ink, and added some color with Light Mint Macaron Blend, and then a little more Wink of Stella over the petals.  I fussy cut the image and added one of the Gilded Gems for the center of the daisy.

To finish the card, I wrapped a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the stamped panel and tied a small bow on the right-hand side.  The greeting and daisy were added with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed my card and remember to thank those who are so instrumental in helping us through these trying times!

Measurements:

Card Base – Early Espresso, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

Early Espresso Border – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Mint Macaron – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

Mint Macaron Greeting – 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

Whisper White Panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White for Daisy – 3″ x 1 1/2″

 

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Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Mini Catalog Inspiration
Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Parisian Blossoms suite combines glamour, romance, and elegance to create a timeless look that you’ll love for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The stamp set features iconic images and thoughtful greetings while the two coordinating dies add beautiful floral or traditional Parisian images.

The gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, with its champagne foil accents, is perfect for floral, romantic, elegant, or shabby chic styles – it’s so fabulous you’ll need 2 packages, one to use and one to hoard!

This suite also includes beautiful accents that carry through the sparkly champagne look with both Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. This suite is ideal for creating cards that wow!
It’s a simple but impactful style that you’ll love to create and share!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Paris Merci Note Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Parisian Beauty (#151466)
INK: Crushed Curry (#147087), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Gorgeous Grape (#147099), Lovely Lipstick (#147140), Basic Gray (#149165)
CARDSTOCK: Gray Granite (#146983), Lovely Lipstick (#146970), Crushed Curry (# 131199), Shimmery White (#101910)
PAPER: None
ACCESSORIES: Metallic Silver Thread (#138402)
ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
TOOLS: Parisian Dies (#151463), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (#151775), Sponge Daubers (#133773), Bone Folder (#102300), Take Your Pick Tool (#144107)

TIPS: Use the putty tip of the Take Your Pick tool (#144107) to pick up small die-cut pieces and place them where you want them.

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