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Love You Always Suite – Perfect for so many things!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Love You Always Suite

Love is always in season and the Love You Always suite is always in style. It’s perfect for when you are sharing a Valentine with your sweetheart, creating treats for the kids, or sending wedding or anniversary well wishes.

This tutorial creates an beautifully detailed card perfect for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. The subtle details of pattern, shimmer, and texture combine to make a special card that you need to create and see in person to truly appreciate!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Always in My Heart Card

Always in My Heart Card

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SUPPLIES:

BUNDLE
Always in My Heart Bundle (#156194)
Always In My Heart Photopolymer stamp set (#154337)
Floral Hearts Dies (#154306)

PAPER
Old Olive (#100702), Basic White (#159276), Pool Party (#122924), Granny Apple Green (#146990), Vellum Cardstock (#101856), Pearlescent Specialty Paper (#154291), Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (#154558)

INK
Poppy Parade (#147050), Calypso Coral (#147101), Petal Pink (#147108), Pretty Peacock (#150083), Bumblebee (#153116)

TOOLS
Floral Heart Dies (#154306)

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

EMBELLISHMENTS
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (#152155), Pool Party 3/8″ (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon (#152462)

TIP: When adding Vellum Cardstock to projects, place adhesive where it will be covered by other layers of cardstock, ribbon, or embellishments, so that you don’t see the adhesive through the translucent vellum paper.

Coordinating Products


January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

January-June Mini Catalog - Love You Always Suite

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NC Demos December Blog Hop – Ending the Year with Designer Series Paper!

Hello everyone!  I’m so glad to be back in the lineup for the monthly NC demo blog hop!  I really messed up last month by not having my post ready to send to Tracie Evans Langley (our Blog Hop Fearless Leader!) in time for the hop 😦  I hate to miss these events because there are always so many talented demonstrators who participate and I always come away with new ideas.  So, having said that, you probably just came here from Tracie Evans Langley’s blog and I know she shared an amazing project 🙂

Our guidelines this month were to use some of our beautiful Designer Series Papers and embellishments from the Annual Catalog.  We usually have 2 active catalogs at any given time, our Annual comes out in June, and then we have 2 mini catalogs that come out in the 1st half (Jan – Jun) and 2nd half (Jul-Dec) of each year.  And sometimes we get really excited when the mini’s come out and our Annual catalog products don’t get the love they deserve.  So this is a good time to delve back into that catalog and feature the beautiful projects there.

One of my very favorite suites in the Annual catalog is the Peony Garden Suite.  And I absolutely love the DSP colors!  Gray has become one of my favorite neutrals.  And while this DSP has some beautiful floral patterns, there are some pretty awesome geometric patterns as well.  And they are perfect for stamping directly onto those patterns.  So that’s what I did for my projects.  I created one card that used monotones, and the other I added a little color to.  (My designs are based on a card I saw from Ronda Wade, I just made a few adjustments to my versions)

For both cards, I started with a base of Gray Granite cardstock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Next, I cut the first DSP pattern showing the floral side at 5 1/4 x 2 1/2.  The Gray Granite Shimmer ribbon was wrapped around the DSP and then a bow was tied on the front for the monotone card.  I tied 3 separate pieces of ribbon for the colored version.

Then for the focal image, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 x 3, and a geometric pattern of DSP at 3 3/4 x 2 3/4.  I stamped the Peony image directly on the geometric DSP using Memento Black ink.  You could use Gray Granite ink, but I wanted a little more emphasis for the image.   Stamping on top of a pattern gives the image more depth, I think.  For the colored version, I used Old Olive and Calypso Coral inks and a Q-tip to add a little color to the image.  The focal image panels were added with dimensionals to the card front and finished off with the Elegant Faceted Gems.  I used the Dark Calypso Coral Blend marker to color the white gems on the colored version.  And I used 2 different sentiments from the stamp set to finish off the card.  And of course, a card of mine would not be complete without Wink of Stella, which I applied to the darker parts of the Peony.

The monotone version great card for a casual stamper as it uses minimal supplies and steps.  The colored version would be a slight step up.

Here are a few more pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting my blog and please continue on to see what the rest of our talented group has to share.  Tina Lesson is next and she has a great fun fold card to share with you!

 

 

 

 

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Amy Kinler
Laurie Meier
Dawn Colby
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley

 

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Wonder & Wishes All In One Gift Card Holder and Card

Well, I have to start this post off with a facepalm 😦  This was supposed to be part of the November NC Demos Blog Hop…and I missed it.  I have been so absorbed in other things that even though I had started this post several weeks ago with the intention of having it ready to go, I just missed the boat entirely.  UGH…can I just chalk it up to 2020??

But, since I did have my project completed, I will share it with you.  This is a great idea for giving a gift card for any occasion, I’m just focusing on it being for Christmas right now.  And the layout is not my original idea.  This was created by the crafty duo from Crafty Person, a team of demonstrators who provide a great blog/email service to other demonstrators.  This was their November project and I just fell in love with it.  I just changed up the stamps and DSP for my project.

I used very traditional colors for my card.  And the Heart Warming Hugs Designer Series Paper worked perfectly.  I matched Real Red and Pear Pizzazz cardstock and used Soft Suede for Mr. Deer. Adding some Gold Foil paper and Red Sheer Ribbon really sets off the whole design.

What I like most about this card is that the gift card holder is actually on the front of the card, instead of inside as we generally see.  You just pull the tab at the top and the gift card is attached to the Real Red Cardstock panel!

And of course, you can add any sentiment you have on hand.  I used the sentiment that comes with the Wishes and Wonders stamp set.

 

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All in One Gift Card Holder and Card Using Wishes and Wonders – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

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Send some Love

 

There are so many wonderful samples available in our Annual catalog and as I was browsing for some inspiration, I came across this card.  It’s simple but conveys a very important message.   We are in the last quarter of what has been a crazy year, and many of us are stressed out and continue to struggle with the new “normal”.  It’s so easy to lose sight of any positivity, and that’s just not healthy.  It’s more important than ever to reach out and let other’s know that you care about them.  A little note sent to someone unexpectedly may just be the boost that someone desperately needs!

This card can be created with just a few supplies and you can definitely just use what you have on hand.  But I particularly love the stamp set, Comfort and Hope, because it has some amazing sentiments.  And the images are perfect for anyone.  The card above is made using our Notecards with Envelopes (20 cards w/envelopes) which is smaller in size than a regular card, so you don’t really need to do a lot of stamping to send a heartfelt message.  And you can send 20 messages of love with one package 🙂

 

COMFORT & HOPE CLING STAMP SET

I hope you’ll decide to send some love today!

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Below you will find the supplies used to make the card above, or you can click on this link to see everything – https://s.tamp.in/oO3Xm6

 

CARD BASE SIZE: Notecard

STAMPS

152509 – Stamp Set Cling Comfort & Hope

PAPER

100730 – Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White

131202 – Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Smoky Slate

150880 – Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Pretty Peacock

152483 – Paper Designer Series Peony Garden

INK

147113 – Classic Stampin’ Pad Smoky Slate

149165 – Classic Stampin’ Pad Basic Gray

150083 – Classic Stampin’ Pad Pretty Peacock

TOOLS

104430 – Stampin’ Dimensionals

144668 – Punch Everyday Label

152813 – Stampin’ Seal EMBELLISHMENTS

153622 – Bumblebee 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon

 

 

 

 

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In The Pines Project #2 – Adventure Awaits

Continuing on with the In The Pines Bundle, this card uses similar products that were used in the card I posted yesterday, with the exception of the Circle Dies.  So you can get a totally different look with the same products!  The Two-Step Stampin’ images combined with the coordinating dies help you to create quick cards.

ADVENTURE AWAITS CARD
4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

1. Stamp solid tree image in Garden Green ink on Whisper White Cardstock after stamping off one time. Stamp the detailed tree on top of the solid image. Die-cut the stamped solid tree using the open tree die.
2. Stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink on a 2-1/2″ x 3/4″ (6.4 x 1.9 cm) piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp speckles on the sentiment in Garden Green ink, stamping off one time. Cut both ends of the sentiment on a diagonal.
3. Die cut the tree silhouette in the middle of a 3″ x 4-1/2″ (7.6 x 11.4 cm) piece of Designer Series Paper. Adhere the die-cut Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White card base.
4. Adhere the die-cut tree to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Adhere a looped piece of 15″ (38.1 cm) Gold 1/16″ (1.6 mm) Trim to the card front.
6. Layer the sentiment over a piece of 3″ x 1/2″ (7.6 x 1.3 cm) Pacific Point Cardstock. Adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

PRODUCTS USED:
In the Pines Bundle; Beautiful World Stamp Set; Pacific Point and
Whisper White Cardstock; Brights 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper; Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Click on the card sample photo above (or click on this link – https://s.tamp.in/xZ6lsJ) for the products used to make this card.

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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In The Pines – Life’s A Beautiful Journey

This week I’d like to focus on the In The Pines Bundle. This bundle is perfect for the holidays but can be used for so many other occasions! Here’s a great example of a card that’s perfect for congratulations, wedding, encouragement, etc.

 

BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY CARD
5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″

1. Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on a 2-3/4″ x 1-1/16″ (4.4 x 2.7 cm) piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then cut into a banner shape.
2. Stamp the three solid trees in Garden Green ink (stamp off one time for each tree) on a separate piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the tree details on top of the solid tree images.
3. Die cut all three stamped trees.
4. Stamp speckles on Whisper White Cardstock in Garden Green ink. For depth, stamp off some speckles to create a two-tone effect. Die cut the hillside.
5. Adhere the stamped hillside to Designer Series Paper, then cut out a circle using the 3″ (7.6 cm) circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
6. Adhere trees and sentiment to the circle. Adhere the circle to the Pacific Point card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Cut a 10″ piece of Gold 1/16″ (1.6 mm) Trim and tie a bow. Adhere the bow to the card.

 

PRODUCTS USED:
In the Pines Bundle; Beautiful World Stamp Set; Pacific Point and
Whisper White Cardstock; Brights 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper; Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Layering Circles Dies

Just click on the card photo above (or this link – https://s.tamp.in/CahYbY) to purchase the items used for this card 🙂  And be sure to use the Host Code below, you’ll receive a free gift from me for placing an online order!!

 

Follow my blog to see more examples of the In The Pines bundle that I’ll be posting this week.

 

Happy Stamping!

Toni

 

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World Card Making Day!

 

Did you know that October 3rd is World Card Making Day? Whether you stamp at home or gather with some friends in person or online, World Card Making Day is a great excuse and incentive to take the time to create and send cards.

Who do you know that could use the joy of a handmade card? Everyone needs to hear that they’re important to someone, and sending a card is a simple and powerful way to show the people in your life that they matter to you!

You could make it a day of service by creating cards for a specific charity, create cards to share your gratitude, get a jump on your Christmas cards, or create cards for any occasion.

Tell me your plans for WCMD and I’ll send you a handmade card!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

P.S. Don’t forget the important step of mailing your cards so the joy you created can shine on those you love!

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NC Demo’s September Blog Hop – All Things Fall!

I could NOT be any happier about this month’s theme, All Things Fall 🙂  This is my absolute favorite time of the year.  It’s my birthday month, and yes, I try to celebrate ALL MONTH, lol!  This year we actually took a couple of days and stayed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  It was so nice to get away and the change of scenery was very much needed!

You may have just hopped over from Jo Anne Hewins blog, wasn’t her project amazing?  She always does amazing work!  I have to admit, I have a LOT of Fall themed stamp sets.  I always purchase the new offerings when they come out, I just can’t help myself!  We have some amazing sets in our Aug – Dec Mini catalog, but the set I used for the main part of this card is actually found in our Annual Catalog, it’s called Arrange a Wreath.  This set of stamps and dies is so versatile!  It covers several holiday themes, Valentines. Spring/Easter, Fall, and Christmas.  For my card this month, I actually only used one stamp from the set, but several of the dies.  The sentiment for my card comes from the Celebrations Tidings stamp set (Aug-Dec Mini Catalog).  And while it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card, you could easily change out the sentiment for any number of occasions!

 

The card itself doesn’t have a lot of parts to it, but there was a little bit of busywork that I needed to do before I could start putting it together.  I combined the DSP and punches from the Gilded Autumn Suite.  When SU! introduces punches in a suite, there is generally a sheet of DSP that has coordinating images to match the punches.  As in the case with this paper and punches.  In order to get as many images punched from the paper as possible, you do need to fussy cut sections of the DSP so that you can manipulate the punches to get every full image available.  I just sat one evening while watching TV and punched out all the acorns, and oak and maple leaves.  Then I hand cut the smaller leaves.  Another demonstration recently posted that when she finished cutting the acorns, oak and maple leaves she ended up with 136 images!!!  The punches in the bag in the lower right-hand side of the picture are extras that I was able to salvage from the leftover cardstock scraps when I die cut the 2 wreath circles.  We paper crafters NEVER waste cardstock, lol!  I’ll use those punches for a future project ;).

In addition to the Autumn Punch pack, I also used the Banners Pick a Punch for the sentiment.  This punch is great for using up all the extra strips of cardstock that tend to accumulate in my stamp room.  In fact, my plan is to take a day and just stamp multiple sentiments on those strips and save them for later.  It will be a nice timesaver to have ready-to-go sentiment banners.

I featured this card at this month’s card class and everyone just loved it.  Some of the new class attendees had a chance to use the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine for the first time and there were lots of positive comments about it.  I had to remind them that we no longer have to run the dies back and forth to get a clean cut, this machine does it on the first pass!  The only time I’ve had to run it through more than once is if I have applied the adhesive sheets to the back of my cardstock.  Once they had their cut pieces, it was easy going for putting this card together.  I had the punched leaves all ready for them in a separate bag so they just had to apply them.  And I found that our mini glue dots made it a breeze to add those tiny leaves to the wreath.

I hope you enjoyed my All Things Fall card!  I can’t wait to play around more with the Arrange a Wreath bundle, the possibilities are endless.  Now, please continue checking out the rest of our bloggers this month.  Tracie Evans Langley is up next and I know she has an amazing project waiting for you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

OH!  One last reminder!  There’s only a few days left in our Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion!  Revisit my earlier blog post for all the details 🙂 – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-uY

 

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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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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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