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A New Online Shopping Experience AND A Special Offer!

New Online Store

Beginning August 4th at 7:00 AM (MT) (9:00AM ET) Stampin’ Up! is bringing you a new and improved online shopping experience!

There are quite a few improvements that you’ll really like.  I’m most excited about the new site working seamlessly on desktops, smartphones, and tablets, larger images for products and samples, more intuitive navigation and searches, and last but not least, you can create a wish list and favorites!

Rest assured your account information and password still work with the new site. Because this is a new site you will need to sign in the first time you shop. If you had your browser remember your email and password, it won’t be saved anymore. If you are unsure of your login ID and password, I recommend using the Forgot Password link to reset your password as soon as possible (see steps below)

I kindly ask that you visit my store starting August 4th, sign in, and please select me as your demonstrator. You may still use a demonstrator host/hostess code with your order if you do that each time you order. You can do this by using the Find a Demonstrator link at the top of the page or when you are checking out.  Whether you sign in to your account or checkout as a guest, if you don’t select a demonstrator one will be assigned for you.

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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See the picture with the Sign In steps above.

1. Click Sign In
2. Sign in with email and password
3. Click the Forgot Password link if you need to reset your password.

Improved Navigation

It’s easier to find what you are looking for with navigation menus that expand. For example, the image shows what happens if you select “Stamps” from the Featured Products section. You can then narrow down your search by Season, and then refine it even more with a specific season.

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Improved Filtering

When you are shopping you’ll see Filter By in the menu on the left.

You can Filter By several options including size, price, product type, occasion, color, etc.

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Wish List & Favorites List

You can also add items to a new list or Wish List from the quick view page, not just the individual product page. You could track the products you already have on hand.

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Filter & Sort by Color

If you click on the Shop By Color link you’ll see every color listed. Click on the color to see the products available in that color.

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I hope you enjoy all the new features.  I appreciate your business and want to continue offering you amazing products and my personal service, so please be sure to update your preferred demonstrator selection.

SPECIAL OFFER!!!

As a thank you for shopping with me on the NEW shopping site, I am offering FREE SHIPPING* from August 4th until midnight August  9th!  Just place your order using the Host Code below and I will refund your shipping total back to you!  A refund will occur once I see that SU! has shipped your order.  (*Standard Shipping Only and you must use the Host Code Below.  This offer is only through me as an Independent SU! Demonstrator)

Here’s the Host Code for August Online Shopping!

 

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NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

It’s that time again!  Here we are at the end of July, and my head is spinning that we are already past the halfway point of 2020!!  You may have just hopped over from Tracie Evans Langley‘s blog and I know her project was amazing, they always are!  If so, you know that our topic for this months hop is Summertime!  So here is how my brain works…Summertime=hot=tropics=pineapples, lol!  So since I had pineapples on my mind this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to change up my normal routine of posting a card so I went with a 3D home decor type project this month.  I’ve had these Tiny Treat Boxes in my stash for a while and they needed to come out of hiding!  And since I always have a fairly substantial assortment of paper bags, I decided to just stamp one of those to make a coordinating gift bag.

This project is super easy and quick!  I’ve included instructions and a video at the bottom of this post.  But the pic below shows you the pieces you’ll need to make the tealight.  And I used Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to attach the 2 pieces for the pineapple top, that’s why the top die cut is showing a white side instead of Just Jade. Those sheets are now a required tool in my craft room!

To decorate the gift bag, I just used an old technique of coloring directly on to the stamp so that I could get both colors I wanted for the pineapple.  I tend to forget about this technique, but it’s a great use of our markers!

Here’s an important tip on die-cutting the pineapple bottom.  You are going to cut your DSP slightly shorter than the length of the die.  This is because the die is a tiny bit larger than the 2″ area you will be covering on the treat box.  So you will want to work with a 2″ strip of your DSP of choice when cutting the 4 pieces of the pineapple bottom.  You can only cut 2 bottoms from the 2″ x 6″ piece of DSP so you will need 2 of those strips.

The other tip is for the pineapple top.  I wanted to adhere 2 of them back to back, with a strip of DSP in the center to stabilize it and give me a base to attach it to the top of the treat box.  In order to do this, you need to cut one top using the pattern you want to show, and then cut another from the BACK design of that DSP.  This allows you to flip it over and match up your first die cut.  I did use the adhesive sheets on the back of the DSP that I wanted showing

Here’s a picture of the tea lights while on 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make 🙂  Now please continue through our hop to see the other amazing projects shared!  Amy Kinler is next up and she always has such fun projects 🙂

Instructions: Pineapple Tea Lights using Tiny Treat Boxes! – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

 

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Peony Gardens – Subscribe to my newsletter for tutorials!

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Peony Garden Suite

Some images are timeless and endure through the changes of years and styles. The Peony Garden Suite is a perfect example of timeless elegance. From simple stamping to over-the-top, this suite covers all the bases. Use traditional colors, stamping and die-cutting to create a peony that looks like it came right out of grandma’s garden or create a simple modern, monochrome look with the flower stamped in a neutral color on Whisper White. I think you’ll find yourself reaching for this suite for many occasions.

This lovely tutorial includes two ways to watercolor and uses the Peony Dies to build a gorgeous 3-D flower. Let’s make something beautiful!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Watercolored Peony Card

Watercolored Peony Card

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS
Prized Peony (#152504)

PAPER
Whisper White (#100730)
Whisper White Thick (#140272)
Gorgeous Grape (#146987)
Soft Sea Foam (#146988)
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (#149612)
Neutrals 6 X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper (#152485)

INK
Jet Black StazOn (#101406)
Old Olive (#147090)
Gorgeous Grape (#147099)

TOOLS
Blender Pens (#102845)
Water Painters (#151298)
Peony Dies (#152701)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (#153620)

ADHESIVES:
Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin’ SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

TIPS:
Create depth and shading in water coloring by painting on a light wash layer and then adding light layers of color to the area you want darker. Allow the paper to dry a bit between layers so it can absorb more ink, but not completely to avoid harsh lines.

Coordinating Products


Peony Garden Suite Collection
Prized Peony Bundle Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set Peony Garden Designer Series Paper
Square Vellum Doilies
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder Elegant Faceted Gems https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/152463/gray-granite-1-4-6-4-mm-shimmer-ribbon

Peony Garden Suite

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Celebrate Sunflowers – Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

Hello, and thanks for popping by today 🙂  I wanted to share with you a card I recently made as part of our NC Demonstrators Stamp Along day.  This is our second time doing this on our FB page and it’s been a lot of fun!  Several demonstrators volunteer to do either a live video, a pre-recorded video, or share a PDF of a project they’ve made.  I chose to make a card that can double as a gift cardholder.  And I used our Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP and several of the new 2020-2022 In Colors (that coordinate with the DSP).

This card can be made with the pocket for a gift card/cash, or without.  You can also dress up the inside of the card a little more by adding additional DSP panels to cover the white inside the card, it’s entirely up to you!

Take a look at the video for additional tips for making this card 🙂

 

And here’s a PDF for the project – Celebrate Sunflowers Fun Fold Gift Card Holder – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for taking a look today!  Follow my blog to see more fun projects 🙂

 

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July Paper Pumpkin – There’s Still Time to Subscribe!

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Paper Pumpkin – Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it!

The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit.  The add-on can be ordered NOW, so that you have it when your Paper Pumpkin kit arrives!  Just click on the graphic below to order the add on kit (the kit is purchased separately from the Paper Pumpkin subscription)

 

Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long! The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy.

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Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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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

 

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Ariel Matera
Laurie Meier
Amy Kinler
Tracy Lewis
Sue Root
Tracie Evans Langley
Libby Foreman
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When Life Hands You Lemons…

Sometimes in life, the best-laid plans just get blown away.  I was supposed to be attending one of our NC Demo Quarterly events in Hendersonville, NC.  And as you might have guessed, that event was canceled due to Corona Virus restrictions.  BUT, one of our amazing demonstrations, Martinette Horner,  coordinated an event that allowed us to still get together virtually, and share some wonderful live videos, pre-recorded videos, and tutorials.  I did a pre-recorded video to share with our NC Demo group and thought I would share it with you as well.

One of my favorite suites in the new Annual catalog is the Peony Garden Suite.  There’s so much about it that caught my attention, the beautiful images in the stamps set, the dies, the DSP, and I especially love the color combination it uses, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Basic Gray, and White.  I’ve always been a fan of the pink and gray combo.

I was initially intimidated when I saw the dies for the flowers.  I just felt it was going to be complicated, but I was so wrong!  The assembly of the flower was incredibly easy, as you’ll see when you watch the video.  I really love how the Peony looks cut from our beautiful Champagne Foil paper.  The possibilities are endless with what you can make.  I’ve included a tutorial for this card as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

 

Printable Tutorial – Peony Garden – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

 

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July Paper Pumpkin

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

Summer Nights

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 preprinted card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 USD, you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

ABOUT THE SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON

It contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

You can order the add on kit Item (154973 | $10.00 USD) beginning July 1st and they are available while supplies last.

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In Color Inspiration

 

Have you had a chance to dive in and play with the five new 2020-2022 In Colors?

I’m loving these rich colors for summer stamping. I think they will be gorgeous for autumn projects, too. Both the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper feature the new In Colors so there’s a ton of inspiration for combining these colors with masculine and floral themes. I hope you have as much fun getting to know these new colors as I am!

This month’s Color Inspiration, of course, features three of the new In Colors. I think you’ll love the crisp chic style and rustic natural look of the two samples.

If you haven’t received the new Annual Catalog yet, be sure to let me know!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

 

 

COLOR INSPIRATION

 A new Annual Catalog means the introduction of new In Colors. Each year the new colors are at the top of many stampers must-have list. This year, Stampin’ Up! has hit a home run with these muted, rich colors. They are luscious and perfect for creating both natural and vintage themes. For this month’s Color Inspiration I’m focusing on three of the new In Colors; Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, and Bumblebee. The first card features the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#152486) and Ornate Layers dies (#152726). The Forever Fern stamp set (#152559) is combined with the awesome new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (#152883) to create the little greeting label. The Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (#149634), Medium Daisy Punch (#149517), Gilded Gems (#152478), and Bumblebee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon (#153658) add lots of rich texture to this chic card.

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The second card features a rustic look with floral and textural designs from the Tasteful Touches stamp set (#152562). The 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#153070) and water coloring add rich detail to this card. The Forever Flourishing Dies (#152714) are used with Brass Foil (#153057) to add a touch of elegant shine.  Other colors used in these projects: Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Brass. What will you create with these colors? I can’t wait to see!

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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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