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May NC Demos Blog Hop – Saying Goodbye!

Welcome to our monthly NC Demo Blog Hop!  Thanks for checking out all the amazing projects this month.  You may have just come here from Amy Kinler’s blog, wasn’t her project amazing?

Our theme this month was to post a project using a set that will be retiring from the 2019 -2020 Annual Catalog.  I do have several favorites that will be retiring so choosing one set was a challenge.  So I fudged the rules a little bit because I chose 2 stamp sets, Happy Tails, and Nine Lives.  I really love my fur babies and I’m a little bit upset that these sets are retiring, BUT…we have a wonderful new set coming in the new catalog that will fill the void 🙂  BTW, the punches that coordinate with both of these sets are NOT retiring 🙂

(Happy Tails and Nine Lives Instructions)

I’m also trying to use up some of the beautiful DSP that will be retiring as well and I decided to use DSP from See A Silhouette because I wanted bright bold colors.  This DSP is currently reduced to $8.05 so don’t wait to grab a package or two!!  Crushed Curry and Pacific Point were to 2 colors I chose to help accent the DSP.  I used one of the dies from Stitched Labels (which are retiring as well) for the sentiment on the Happy Tails card and then just stamped the sentiment right on to the DSP for the Nine Lives card.  I tend to forget about stamping on our DSP!  And of course, that gorgeous Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam binding pulls it all together.  I’m really going to miss this ribbon as well, it’s just soooo vibrant!

Here a two more cards I made with the 2 sets.

Here’s a better look at the See A Silhoutte DSP,  just look at those gorgeous colors!

I hope you have enjoyed my Bon Voyage to 2 favorite stamp sets!  Be sure to check out the Last Chance Products page to grab these 2 stamp sets before they are gone for good!

Now please continue on with our hop, click on the Next Blog pic and check out what Tina Lesson has to share with you today!  We have 14 bloggers this month so make sure you visit them ALL!

Happy Stamping!

NC Demos

Amy Kinler

Toni Campana<YOU ARE HERE>

Tina Lesson

Ariel Matera

Tracy Marie Lewis

Jo Anne Hewins

Jenn Hutt

Laurie Meier

Libby Foreman

Tracie Evans Langley

Sue Stapp

Sue Root

Martinette Horner

Nedine Dupree

Erin T Cook 

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Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card

Today I’m sharing a 2nd card that we created in my last virtual card class.  This one features the Magnolia Lane Memories and More cards along with the Magnolia Lane DSP, both of which are on the Last Chance Product promotion and only available while supplies last! (NOTE – the regular package of DSP has sold out but you can still purchase the Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper which gives you even more amazing papers to work with!)

I just love the different look of the Memories and More card pack, and having the decorated envelope insert really ties it all together.


 

Here’s a close up of the flower, which was so easy to create using the Magnolia Memory dies.

 

And here’s the inside of the card.  I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies, which I absolutely LOVE!

 

Here are the instructions for making this card.  I hope you’ll give it a try!  It’s a very versatile design and you can add any sentiment you wish to the inside 🙂

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card with 3D Flower – TMC Original

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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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! Kits and Medleys on Sale

Kits & Medleys on Sale

Creativity comes easy when you’ve got amazing coordinating products. We don’t want to brag, but coordination is one of our strong points.

The artists at Stampin’ Up! have curated collections of exclusive coordinating products that give you the materials you need to create something amazing. These unique collections are called Product Medleys. As part of the Retirement List, two Product Medleys are currently available, only while supplies last, up 60% off. Talk about a huge value!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni


Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301

The Botanical Prints Product Medley is a perfect example. The medley includes stamps, paper, dies, and accessories for creating cards and more. This product medley is also available in French.  Click on the photo above to see a great video to better explain the Medley. 

And here are a few examples of the beautiful cards you can create.

 

SAVE 40%


Everything Is Rosy Product Medley #150059

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limited time. Get them while you can! Also available in French.

SAVE 45%

Here are a few samples using the Everything is Rosy Medley to help inspire you!

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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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Stampin’ UP!’s Last Chance Products

 

Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products! Now is the time to get those last items off your wish list ordered before they are gone.Retiring stamps are available through June 2nd. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out. Below are my Top 3 things to know about the Retirement List.   Seeing the products online I think is the best.  If you prefer, contact me for a PDF or XLS file I can share with you.  Let me know if you have any questions.Happy Stamping!!

Toni

2018 – 2020 IN COLORS

 All 2018-2020 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don’t forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock for your craft stash. Check out the In Color samples below for color inspiration. You don’t want to miss having these bright, happy colors in your collection!

 

LOVELY LIPSTICKGRAPEFRUIT GROVEPINEAPPLE PUNCHCALL ME CLOVERBLUEBERRY BUSHEL

STAMPS VS. ACCESSORIES

 

STAMPS VS. ACCESSORIES

Retiring stamps are available through June 2nd. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.  Here are a few of the top-selling Designer Series Paper that are retiring.

See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
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    BUNDLES

Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carry over to the next catalog the discount does not so save on bundles while you can.

Forever Blossoms Bundle
Heart To Heart Bundle
It Starts With Art Bundle
Honey Bee Bundle
Free As A Bird Bundle
Friend Like You Bundle
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Oh, there is one more thing I want to mention!  Stampin’ Blends ARE NOT RETIRING!!  They will only be available to purchase as a pair in the new catalog, so if you need just a Light or Dark version of your favorite color, now would be the time to grab them!

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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!
          Sale-a-Bration New Demonstrator Perks!

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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Retiring 2018-2020 In Colors!

Believe it or not, we only have a little over 3 months left that we can purchase the bold, bright selections of the 2018-2020 In-Color lineup!  That’s right, these beauties will retire at the end of May.  I wanted to give you an early heads up about this.  Once everyone starts to realize that these colors are going away, they start buying up ink refills, cardstock, and embellishments long before the Annual Catalog retires.   So, now is the time to grab them!

five ink pads

I joined a Blog Hop last June where we had to use these colors so I thought I’d share with you the card I made for it.

Click on the ink pads below to see all the rest of the coordinating products that go with each color!

hot pink ink pad

royal blue ink

bright yellow ink pad

green stamp pad

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad

 

I have loved using these colors and will definitely miss them, but it’s always exciting to see what the next In Color selections will be!