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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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          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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Sale-A-Bration – 3rd and FINAL release!

The Sale-A-Bration Third Release

Sale-A-Bration Third Release products are now available for you to earn! These new additional offerings include select, current Stampin’ Up! products, newly available to earn for Sale-A-Bration.

If you enjoy having Designer Series Paper on hand, this is the release for you.

Act fast, though, because orders must be closed by March 31!  And don’t forget to use Host Code – ADWSSVMM!!

Happy Stamping and stay safe  🙂

Toni

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SHIMMER DETAILED LASER-CUT SPECIALTY PAPER

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper includes delicately detailed laser-cut sheets with a touch of shimmer. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. One design is a 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) pattern; the other design has distinct patterns to cut out and use on card fronts.

* 6 sheets: 3 each of 2 designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating Colors: Very Vanilla, white

The Sale-A-Bration Third Release

Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper celebrates all kinds of crafting. Craft to your heart’s delight with its fun, creative designs.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Whisper White

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Sneak Peek! Ornate Gardens in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Don’t you just love it when you can be ahead of the game?  I know I do, and Stampin’ UP! is giving you that opportunity starting on April 1st.  And no, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!  This beautiful collection of stamps, dies and accessories are going to be featured in our upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you can get your hands on it BEFORE the catalog goes live.  And I’ll share another tip, there’s a way you can get it NOW!  I’ll explain more on that a little further down this post 🙂

Take a look at some of the amazing ideas from Stampin’ UP!

You can see all the details of what comes with the Ornate Garden Suite and download it by clicking here.  And remember, you can order just the items you want, but honestly, who can resist them all!

I mentioned above that there was a way to get these items BEFORE April 1st.  If you join SU! before March 31st, you can pick items from this suite as part of your Starter Kit!  How awesome is that?  And because we are still in the Sale-a-Bration time frame, as part of that offering you can pick ONE FREE STAMP SET, which can be either of the stamp sets featured in this collection.  This is an amazing opportunity to become a demonstrator and start off with products that you know will be in the new catalog.  It’s truly a great investment!  You can find out more about joining by clicking here.

In light of the current situation we are all facing with the worldwide health concerns, I will be spending more time in my craft room creating, so stay tuned for more samples using this beautiful suite!

Happy Stamping!

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Staying Calm among the Chaos

The Sale-A-Bration Last Chance
Hello and Happy Monday!  I hope you are well and managing life through these very uncertain times right now.  We are definitely navigating some unknown territory with this virus and it has many people understandably concerned.  And while I look at social media fairly regularly, it can be a bit overwhelming right now with information that at times seems to be contradictory.  My personal recommendation is to follow the CDC website and use that as a source of information.  It is also good to keep up to date with your state and local county news to see what recommendations they are offering for where you live.  But above all else, I am remaining calm and practical in my day to day activities.  And I hope you are as well.

So, what can you do if you are practicing social distancing and limiting your outside activities?  Why you stamp of course!  My plan is to catch up on creating some cards for occasions I have coming up and playing with some of the new items I’ve recently purchased.  I also am planning to increase my videos so that people who are staying at home can watch and use them as inspiration for their own projects.  So stay tuned for more posts going on my YouTube channel.  I would LOVE it if you would subscribe!  Once I receive a specific number of followers, I can start doing LIVE YouTube videos 🙂  Below is the link to my channel:

Toni Mari’s Creations YouTube Channel

Now, on to some Stampin’ UP! updates.  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st,  that’s just a little over 2 weeks away!  With so many Sale-a-Bration reward options and the addition of coordinating products I’m sure you still have a couple items on your wish list – I know I do!

Now is the perfect time to stock up on some basics like Whisper White cardstock, adhesives, envelops, and embellishments. It’s fun to get rewarded with free, fun stamping goodies while making sure you have a supply of your essentials.  And with many deciding to be homebound for a while, you don’t want to run out of supplies.

Order today and check off your Sale-a-Bration wish list before these fantastic freebies are gone for good!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Last Chance to Earn the Tags In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (#152292)

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Join Stampin' Up! - Amazing Starter Kit

If you are like me and your wish list is miles long, now is the best time to become a demonstrator! Your starter kit is always a great deal, but now it’s even better with the addition of the exclusive Mini Paper Cutter and 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler. Join my team today and you’ll start saving on the supplies you love and become a part of an amazing, creative community, too!

Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!

Plus, only during Sale-A-ration, you’ll also receive three additional bonus items:
– Exclusive Mini Paper Cutter
   – 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler
    -Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

If you don’t think demonstrating is for you, joining to get the discount on your personal purchases is a great benefit. You can enjoy a discount of 20% or more on all future orders. Whether you join to share creativity, hold workshops and earn money, or get a great discount on your orders, we have options. All while doing what you love to do – stamp and share!

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Tags In Bloom – More SAB 2nd Release Items!

I notice that I tend to fall into certain color combinations and stay with them for a while.  Right now I seem to be using a lot of blues and greens in my creations.  It wasn’t my intention when I started working on cards for my March monthly class but it turned out that way, lol!  This is another card that uses some of the new 2nd release items from Sale-a-Bration.

We have so many papers and colors that coordinate so beautifully!  Just look at how the ink colors of Night of Navy, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock blend with some of the Perrenial Essence DSP.  And the Noble Peacock Foil paper placed behind the stamped label really helps the image pop.  To apply the ink to the Flowering Foils DSP, I just used a sponge dauber, one for each ink color.  And using a very light touch, I applied the ink in a swirling motion to help blend it and not leave harsh lines where the colors meet.  A light touch is always best, you can go back and add more color if you want to.  The Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon helped pull everything together.  And here’s a tip for you, this ribbon can be colored with any of our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers so there’s a huge range of colors you could have with this ribbon.  This ribbon also comes edged in gold.  And of course, we always need bling so a few Rhinestones are necessary.  I used the Basic Rhinestones for this card but had also made a duplicate and used the Noble Peacock Rhinestones on it.

The Tags in Bloom stamps coordinate with the Label Me Lovely punch that is featured in the current Mini Catalog.

TAGS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LABEL ME LOVELY PUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used the Flowering Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper, which is also a SAB 2nd release.  The papers are just gorgeous!  The rose gold and silver foil designs will make any project shine. You can even color the white areas using your favorite coloring tools, which is what I did for my card.

FLOWERING FOILS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

You can click this link to purchase all the products used to make this card.  Remember, the Tags in Bloom and Flowering Foils DSP are Sale-a-Bration items and are earned free based on sales totals.

 

Here are a few other samples provided by SU! using the Tags in Bloom and Label Me Lovely punch.

TAGS IN BLOOM PROJECT COLLECTION

TAGS IN BLOOM PROJECT COLLECTION

 

You can purchase the materials used to make the samples above by clicking HERE

 

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Rise and Shine Card – New Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release Items

Coffee is definitely a love of mine. So I was thrilled to see that one of the new stamp sets being offered in the second SAB release had a coffee theme!  And the stamps are reversible, meaning that you can stamp using either side 🙂 The stamps also coordinate with a Holiday carry over, the Cup of Cheers dies.  Here is the Rise and Shine Video that Stampin’ UP! provided to show how to use this stamp set.

I created this card for my monthly card class and all the participants really enjoyed it.  It also uses another new SAB 2nd release item, So Very Vellum Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This paper includes three different colors of vellum with a fun embossed design.  The colors are Pool Party, Purple Posy and Soft Seafoam.  And as you can see from my card, you only need a little bit to really make a statement.

 

Here are the measurements for the materials:

Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Soft Seafoam Card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

So Very Vellum – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Garden Lane DSP – 1 1/2″ x 5 3/8″

Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and scrap to die cut oval

Pool Party – scrap to die cut Oval

Mint Macaron Ribbon – 8″

 

Use this link to purchase the products used to make this card.  Remember, the stamp set and Vellum paper are SAB items that you earn FREE based on your total sales!

 

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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