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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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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! Day Of Caring – Open to ALL!

 

Stampin’ UP! regularly schedules a Day of Service among its employees, and this time the event is open to anyone who wants to participate!  For this year’s Day of Service, they will use the Share Sunshine PDF Download to make and send cards to loved ones, frontline workers, etc.  You can find my previous post about the Share Sunshine PDF download here.

The public event will occur on Thursday, May 21st at 2:00pm MT (4:00pm ET) and it will be held on SU! CEO, Sara Douglass’s personal FB page, which you can find here.  There’s a little bit of prep required if you want to participate in the live event.  But, if you are unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page.  And of course, you are welcome to just watch the event if that’s more suitable for you.

To follow along during the live craft party, you will need card bases, Designer Series Paper (or any double-sided 12×12 craft paper you have on hand), a printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here) (or use your own sentiments), embellishments, adhesive, and scissors or a Paper Trimmer. To make it easy for everyone to participate, we’ve also created an instruction sheet for Sara’s four-step cards, which includes a cut map for your Designer Series Paper (any Designer Series Paper will work). Note: A full package of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper will be enough to make four kits (each kit makes 20 cards), or you can just work with 3 sheets of 12×12 paper to make 20 cards.  You can find the instruction sheet here. You are encouraged you to come prepared with pre-cut Designer Series Paper!

Sara shared on her FB page how to cut the 12×12 paper so that you’d have exactly what you need to make the cards.  Her video for that is here.

Here are a few samples of the cards Sara has created using the suggested layout from her PDF above.

 

Happy Stamping!

Toni

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Monday Morning Puzzle Fun!

 

If you remember, a few weeks again I posted info about Stampin’ UP!’s promotion to help recognize all the amazing individuals who have gone above and beyond the challenge in the battle against the pandemic.  That promotion is still going on so there’s still time to purchase and download the amazing bundle of sentiments!  All the details on how to do that are below.

But, I thought I’d add a little fun into the mix today.  You’ll remember that I made this card to give to a very good friend using sentiments from the COVID-19 promotion.  If you click on it, this image will be turned into a jigsaw puzzle that you can assemble right at your desktop!  How cool is that??  The puzzle pieces will all be shown in the direction they need to be, you just move them around like you would a regular puzzle.  Another demonstrator shared this feature on her blog and I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you 🙂  You can see her blog here, Song of my Heart Stampers).

Have fun playing and have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

COVID-19 Giveback Promotion Information:

Physical distance doesn’t have to mean we are disconnected. It’s a connected world and there is no better time than now to make a difference and share the joy of creativity with those you care about.

Stampin’ Up! has created a digital stamp set that is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your paper crafting, card making, gifts, and memory keeping projects.

Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. The download includes 15 pages with over 60 greetings and images, each with multiple color options, instructions for use, and a list of colors used for each image to make coordination easy for you.

The extra-bright part of this digital stamp set is that its part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program! 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund and the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

How to order:

1. Click here & select the Giveback language of your preference

2. Add to cart and complete payment

3. Download from confirmation screen or the email you receive in your inbox

Order now and you’ll add some sunshine to your day and help make a difference, too!

Here’s a fun card I made for a dear friend, using one of the Giveback sentiments 🙂

Happy Stamping!!

Toni


Ideas for using the digital stamp images:

Add the images to your journal, planner, and memory keeping

Keep things light by adding a square of the hottest new crafting supply, toilet paper, as a cheeky accent on your project

Bring a smile to a 2020 graduate by using a funny and relevant image or phrase along with your card or gift

Kids love to create and these images make it easy for kids to express their creativity and fill time with a useful activity

Create thinking of you, hello, and sympathy cards to send to friend, family, or elderly who are isolated

Make gifts or cards for healthcare workers

Hang a quirky, fun sign on your door to give a lift to hardworking delivery people

ORDER YOUR COPY AT covid19.stampinup.com

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Corona Craziness!

In the last couple of months we have all been feeling the stress of having to shelter in place, work from home, and home school our children among many other things.  The entire world is experiencing something that I don’t think any of us could have imagined.  It can be very overwhelming!   And while I would never make light of such a serious situation, I do think that it’s ok to try to find something that helps you smile, or even laugh a little bit.  And that brings to me this card I made for a friend 🙂

I recently posted about an initiative SU! has taken to raise money for a couple of organizations that are on the forefront of the pandemic.  You can read that post here.  I was finally able to sit down and play with the sentiments and came up with this card.  It came together pretty quickly, I used the sentiment from Thanks for the Laughs and one of the images from Young at Heart, both of which will NOT carry over to the new annual catalog.  In fact, there are a few things I used on this card that will be retiring soon, the Starburst Punch, Mint Macaron Ribbon and the Garden Lane Designer Series paper.  So if there’s anything that catches your eye, hurry over to the Last Chance page and grab them (they are only available while supplies last!)

Inside card

I find that crafting in general and making cards specifically helps to focus on something positive.  Let’s face it, we all need a distraction once in a while when things get just a little too heavy.  I hope that my card brought a smile to your face and I also hope you are all able to find a little respite from all that’s going on.

Thanks for stopping by,

Toni

 

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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

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Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Mini Catalog Inspiration
Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Parisian Blossoms suite combines glamour, romance, and elegance to create a timeless look that you’ll love for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The stamp set features iconic images and thoughtful greetings while the two coordinating dies add beautiful floral or traditional Parisian images.

The gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, with its champagne foil accents, is perfect for floral, romantic, elegant, or shabby chic styles – it’s so fabulous you’ll need 2 packages, one to use and one to hoard!

This suite also includes beautiful accents that carry through the sparkly champagne look with both Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. This suite is ideal for creating cards that wow!
It’s a simple but impactful style that you’ll love to create and share!

Happy Stamping!!

Toni

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Paris Merci Note Card

Parisian Blossoms Suite

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Parisian Beauty (#151466)
INK: Crushed Curry (#147087), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Gorgeous Grape (#147099), Lovely Lipstick (#147140), Basic Gray (#149165)
CARDSTOCK: Gray Granite (#146983), Lovely Lipstick (#146970), Crushed Curry (# 131199), Shimmery White (#101910)
PAPER: None
ACCESSORIES: Metallic Silver Thread (#138402)
ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
TOOLS: Parisian Dies (#151463), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (#151775), Sponge Daubers (#133773), Bone Folder (#102300), Take Your Pick Tool (#144107)

TIPS: Use the putty tip of the Take Your Pick tool (#144107) to pick up small die-cut pieces and place them where you want 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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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!