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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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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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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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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 🙂

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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:
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2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)
 
Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:
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