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NC Demos April Blog Hop

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Welcome to our monthly NC Demos blog hop!  Thank you for joining us.  You may have just come from  Tracie Evans Langley’s blog, and I know she had something fun to share with you.

I’d like to start off by saying Welcome Spring! It’s finally here and so far it’s been pretty pleasant!  Spring can be so iffy weather wise, it can be cold and wet or warm and sunny, sometimes on the same day, lol!  When Spring arrives it brings with it several holidays and events.   There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,  Memorial Day,  graduations, weddings, etc.   We were to pick a Spring event for our theme this month and I decided to pick Father’s Day.  And I also chose to pick one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Lovely As A Tree.  I am so very sad that this set will officially retire at the end of May.  It has been a go-to set for me for many, many occasions.  If you don’t have this in your collection, I urge you to get it.  It’s such a versatile stamp set.

I also wanted to use another retiring favorite, the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.  It’s another great item that can be used so many ways.  The prints are so authentic and you get 48 6×6 pieces!  So it goes a long way too!  I’m definitely going to stock up on more of this for my private stash before it’s gone.  And if you love it as much as I do, I’d suggest you do the same!
Wood Texture DSP

I started out by punching several pieces of the DSP, using as many different patterns as I could.  I laid them out on a piece of 4′ x 5.25′ Very Vanilla cardstock until I had a pattern I was happy with.  Then I attached them with double-sided adhesive.

I then turned that over and trimmed off all the pieces that were hanging over the Very Vanilla layer.  Then that layer was placed on the card base using dimensionals.

Next, I stamped the Oak Tree image on to one of the patterns from the DSP pack and used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut that image and also a larger sized circle of Soft Suede.  Using scraps, I cut a strip of Soft Suede and stamped World’s Best Father from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.  To give it more of a rugged appearance, I used my fingernail to rough up both edges of the strip.  That was then taped to the card base and I added 2 Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the dark Soft Suede Blends on either side of the sentiment.  The Oak Tree circle layered on to the Soft Suede circle and it was applied to the card base using dimensionals.

 

Happy Father's Day with Lovely As A Tree Happy Father’s Day using Lovely As A Tree

 

 

 

 

This is a great layout for using up any extra DSP you have lying around.  The most time-consuming part was deciding which patterns to use!  I am going to make several of them using various packs of DSP and just save them for future card projects.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card!  Please continue on through the blog hop and visit our next talented demonstrator,  Anita Trippi. She always has amazing projects!

And remember that we are nearing the end of our current Annual Catalog.  The items that are retiring are only available while supplies last, so take a look at the Last Chance Product section on my website and order your favorites before they are gone for good!

 

 

 Toni Campana <<YOU ARE HERE>>

Anita Trippi

Tina Lesson

Jo Anne Hewins

Laurie Meier

Frances Wagner

Tracie Evans Langley

 

 

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And so it begins!

If you are a current SU! fan, you know that the new year brings great new things!  And if you are just learning about Stampin’ UP!, the timing couldn’t be better.  Starting on Jan. 3rd, we kick off the brand new 2018 Occasions catalog AND Sale-A-Bration.  The Occasions catalog is chock full of new, fresh stamps, dies, and accessories.  Everything you need for the Spring and Summer seasons. 

The Sale-A-Bration catalog also kicks off and offers some great new items that you earn for FREE for every $50 purchase you make.  We’ve also included, for the first time, new items that can be earned with higher level sales.  So, for every sale of $100, there are 2 new items you can select from our Level 2 selections.  And one of those selections is a die set that WILL be in the next Annual Catalog laugh .  So here’s a breakdown to explain it a little better.

  • If you spend $50, you get 1 free Level 1 item
  • If you spend $100, you get 1 free Level 2 item, or 2 free Level 1 items
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose 3 Level 1 items, or one Level 1 item and one Level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience.

This is also a great time to join the Stampin’ UP! family.  New recruits will get 2 additional stamp sets when they join.  That’s definitely a great way to start the new year winkCheck out my website for more info on becoming a member of the SU! family.