Wednesday, January 20, 2021

PCC410 Comfort & Hope Wreath

Hi All, and welcome to another Paper Craft Crew challenge.  Today's horizontal sketch reminded me of the Comfort & Hope set in the Annual Catalog.

After stamping and assembling all the card elements, I struggled to follow the sketch, so I did move things around a bit.  I even contemplated just throwing in the towel on this card.  But hey, the effort was there, so I figured I'd post it anyway.

Here's this week's sketch.  Hope you join us and are able to follow the sketch better than I did.

Stamps: Comfort & Hope, Express Yourself; Paper: So Saffron, Cinnamon Cider, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Gold Hoop Embellishment, e-Banner Punch, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

PCC409 You Melt My Heart

Hi All!  Welcome to Paper Craft Crew's inspiration challenge, Romance!  I can't say I have a bunch of lovey-dovey sets, so we'll put together a "sweet" card with what we've got.

I'm combining this week's inspiration challenge with a past sketch challenge that I missed.  Please join us!







Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream; Paper: Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Hydrangea Hill DSP; Ink: Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Cinnamon Cider; Accessories: Opal Rounds, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, Dimensionals.



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Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration 2021

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  Today we have a special bonus hop focusing on this year's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  This is a great time of the year to stay indoors and get some crafting done while also earning FREE product!  Only through February 28, make sure you check out all the free products by clicking the Sale-a-Bration icon at the bottom of this post.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Cindy Elam's blog.

Kick up yer heels - it's Sale-a-Bration time!  Today I'm using the cute donkey SAB set, Darling Donkeys, using Paper Craft Crew's sketch #405.

After light watercoloring, it was fun to use masking and the old "snot sucker" Color Spritzer tool to create a flea-bitten gray donkey.

The iNaturalist Seek animal/plant identifier app claims my horse Freckles is a donkey.  I'm not sure he really appreciates it.  I immediately thought of him when I saw this set.

Stamps: Darling Donkeys, Bootiful Occasions; Paper: Bumblebee, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Balmy Blue, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Marker; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Aquapainter, Color Spritzer, Fringe Scissors, Brayer, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Messages Die, Rainbow Builder Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

Speaking of Freckles, and you'll see why the Darling Donkeys set reminds me of him, this is how he greeted his pasture-mate after being apart for a few years.  Little stinker!

I used this photo, along with this week's sketch over at Sunday Stamps, for my inspiration.  I also used an SVG file off the internet to cut the fence with an e-cutter.

Here is this week's Sunday Stamps sketch, created by Stef.

Stamps: Darling Donkeys, Rooted in Nature; Paper: Seaside Spray, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Hydrangea Hill DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Garden Green, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso, Smokey Slate, Basic Black; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Aquapainter, Color Spritzer, Blending Brush, Brayer, Nature's Roots Dies, Bitty Banners Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

Finally, I was lax on Christmas cards, so I thought I would try my hand at some (passive-aggressive) New Year's cards.

Stamps: Darling Donkeys, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Accessories: Aquapainter, Fringe Scissors, Bitty Banners Dies, Sizzix Go Go Boots Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.

Hop on over to Betty Traciak's blog to see what she put together with some Sale-a-Bration items. Her projects are always beautiful!

 



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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sale-a-Bration & Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogs are Here!

Hi All!  Today starts the new January-June (Occasions) Mini Catalog, which is exciting, but you know what else?  It's Sale-a-Bration time!!  I love to earn free stuff, don't you?!

You can take a peek at the two catalogs by clicking on the photos below.


(Click on photos to view PDFs)

Let's focus on Sale-a-Bration, because time is short.  There are several ways to join in the Sale-a-Bration festivities -

Through February 28, for each $50 you spend in Stampin' Up products, you earn a FREE item from the SAB brochure.  There are four exclusive stamp sets and three patterned papers to choose from.  Bonus: There are a couple of larger items, including a coordinating stamp and paper set, that you can earn with a $100 purchase.  There is something for everyone. 

During Sale-A-Bration, place any party or personal order over $300 and receive the exclusive Punch Party Stamp Set for FREE. This is the best time to host a workshop, for both your guests as well as extra SAB incentives for you, so be sure to book your private Zoom or Facebook class today!

Enjoy discounts and share creativity as a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator. Build a Starter Kit by choosing $125 of products for just $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration and you get a FREE, exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog—an assortment of six 6" x 6" stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper.



*Exclusive Patterned Paper Assortment Pack ~ Only Available When You Join Stampin' Up!

Here's a quick reference table with all the FREE Sale-a-Bration items at a glance.

Paper Blooms DSP
Paper Blooms DSP
Darling Donkeys
Darling Donkeys
Approaching Perfection
Approaching Perfection
Oh So Ombre DSP
Oh So Ombre DSP
Corner Bouquet
Corner Bouquet
Heal Your Heart
Heal Your Heart
Flower & Field DSP
Flower & Field DSP
A Touch of Ink
A Touch of Ink
Berry Blessings Bundle
Berry Blessings Bundle
Punch Party (Hostess)
Punch Party (Hostess)

Sale-a-bration runs through February 28, so you'll want to start shopping, hosting, and joining right away!  And the Occasions catalog runs through June 30.


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Sunday, December 27, 2020

SSC247 Ski Season

Hi All! Time for another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  I love this week's graphics - it reminds me of driving to the Adirondacks for ski weekends.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to draw and cut a little ski silhouette.  The sketch come from Freshly Made Sketches #466.

Here's this week's challenge; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Coming Home, Happy Scenes; Paper: Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Trimming the Town DSP; Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Accessories: Aquapainter, Home Together Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.



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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

PCC406 Warm Hugs Pen Box

Hi All!  This week's Paper Craft Crew challenge is to post a project with your favorite holiday stamp set.  I was excited to recently receive the Warm Hugs set from the Holiday Catalog, which will be retiring on January 4.  

I started by creating pen box packaging for my downline gifts.    

I wanted a tapered box so you could see the In Color pens that coordinate with the box card stock and DSP colors.  

Here is a sketch of the measurements I used.

  • Cut 3-1/2 x 4-1/2" card stock base, scoring at 1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 4".  Create a 1/2" tapered opening as shown.  
  • Punch holes with paper piercer 1/2" apart to thread elastic cord on 1-1/2 x 3-1/2" piece of card stock to hold the pens.  Make sure to leave a little slack in the elastic cord for the pens.  Attach this piece inside the box with Dimensionals.  Decorate box as desired.

Of course you need a little notecard from the same stamp set.  This one was inspired by a card by Helen Chapman, using coordinating colors.

I hope you can stop by and join our challenge this week.

Stamps: Warm Hugs; Paper: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Magenta Madness, Poppy Parade, Just Jade; Accessories: Just Jade & Misty Moonlight 1/4" Ribbon, Elastic Cord, Paper Piercer, Circles Collection Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.



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