Friday, June 27, 2014

{Video Tutorial} Stampin' Up! Gift Card Enclosure Two Ways

Today's projects are made with Stampin' Up!'s new Gift Enclosures.  These Kraft card stock enclosures come 10 to a package and are already cut and scored to make gift-giving super-easy.  Watch the {video tutorial} below about a couple of quick, easy and fun ways to dress up these enclosures.

And now for the video...

Studio Suggestions:
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) quickly and easily decorate the enclosure's flaps.
  • Gift enclosures can be folded shut by taking one flap and then folding each adjacent flap down and tucking the last flap into the first.  Quick and easy.  Ribbon is optional, as the enclosure stays closed on its own.
  • Gift enclosures can be presented in an envelope, but beware of extra postage (check at the post office window to see if it's too thick for regular First Class Postage).
  • The inside of the enclosure provides space to decorate and/or to write a message.  Pre-cut slits exist for standard gift cards or handmade coupons (car wash, a night of babysitting, dinner, etc).
  • Using the largest non-scallop circle in the Circles Collection Framelits dies (130911), a circle can be cut (and then halved) for a quick cover of the flaps.  Simple trimming finishes out the detail.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  Another Thank You (P136835)

Papers:  Moonlight DSP Stack (133701), Whisper White (100730) and Hello Honey (133678) card stocks

Inks:  Lost Lagoon Classic (133644)

Accessories:  Gift Card Enclosure Pack (136662), Tiny Triangles TIEF (133740), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Big Shot (113439), Paper Snips (103579), Tag Topper Scalloped Punch (133324), Whisper White 1/4-inch Cotton Ribbon (134567), Linen Thread (104199)

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Label Something (W130595, C130598)

Papers:  All Abloom DSP Stack (133703), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Blushing Bride (131198) and Whisper White (100730) Card Stocks

Inks:  Strawberry Slush Classic (131178)

Accessories:  Gift Card Enclosure Pack (136662), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Big Shot (113439), Paper Snips (103579), 1-1/4 Inch Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Whisper White 1/4-inch Cotton Ribbon (134567), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Runway Inspired Project and Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello, Studio Visitors!  Today, I've got a double-dose post for you today.  I've recently finished a big wedding project (for a former student, which is a thrill). Since then, I've been catching up and getting a few things created and now it's time to share them.  In addition, we had a Tuesday come and go and that means new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

First, my latest project.  I created this card based upon the fun inspriation provided by the Runway Inspired Challenge (RIC62). This beautiful gown is the creation of Adeam and is part of the Fall 2014 Collection.

And here's what I made.  I wanted the Whisper White to be crisp upon the Night of Navy, so I chose to heat emboss.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Happy Hooray (W134009, C134012)

Papers:  Night of Navy (100867) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Inks:  White Craft (101731), Versamark (102283) and Night of Navy Classic (126970) Ink Pads

Artists' Flair:  Decorative Dots TIEF (133520), Big Shot (113439), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), 1-3/4" Circe Punch (119850), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), 5/8-inch White Organza Ribbon (114319)

And now for this week's deals:

Envelope Liner Framelits dies (132172), originally $26.95, but on sale this week for $20.21!

Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), originally $9.95, but on sale this week for $7.46!

Regals Designer Buttons (130029), originally $7.95, but on sale this week for $5.96!

Smokey Slate Stampin' Embossing Powder (129396), originally $4.95, but on sale this week for $3.71!

Squares Framelits dies (130921), originally $26.95, but on sale this week for $20.21!

Summer Possibilities Digital Download MDS (134705), originally $7.95, but on sale this week for $4.77!

 Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), originally $26.95, but on sale this week for $20.21!

I hope your week is going well!  Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

{Weekly Deals} from the New Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalog

This week's Weekly Deals comes from the new 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  These deals are available through Monday, June 23 or while supplies last.

Afternoon Tea II Digital Download My Digital Studio (MDS), # 129928, originally $9.95, on sale for $5.97!

Argyle TIEF,  # 127750, originally $7.95, on sale for $5.96!

Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon, # 130013, originally $8.95, on sale for $6.71!

Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, # 130012, originally $8.95, on sale for $6.71!

Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon, #130014, originally $8.95, on sale for $6.71!

Hearts A Flutter Framelits,  #130159, originally $24.95, on sale for $18.71!

Petite Curly Label Punch, #129405, originally $12.95, on sale for $9.71!

Silver Basic Metal Buttons, #133319, originally $7.95, on sale for $5.96!

Click {HERE} to shop!

Friday, June 6, 2014

My First Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Order Is Coming Today!

Can't wait to see this truck today!  I'm expecting my first order from the new Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  I've got some projects to work on this weekend (between baseball, tee ball and softball and family birthdays)...  I have Thank You notes and gifts to make for coaches and teachers, family birthdays and Father's Day on the immediate horizon.  It's definitely time to get inky!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day {Paper Pumpkin} Delivery Stepped up for a Birthday Card!

Today’s project comes to us courtesy of the May delivery of my Paper Pumpkin subscription.  This fun kit came with supplies to make four full-sized cards and two smaller notecards (envelopes included for all!).  The stamps include a “Happy birthday” sentiment as well as “Happy Father’s Day.”  There are also smaller stamps with “Bro,” “Dad,” and “Son.”

Here’s a {stepped up} version of the cards, made with the materials from the kit as well as “happy” from the newest photopolymer set, Endless Birthday Wishes.  I also used my 1 3/4-inch Circle Punch upon which to base the sentiment stamping (sponged with Wild Wasabi ink to make it stand out).  The Soft Suede Baker’s Twine came in the kit, but I added a scrap of Linen Thread (it actually came from my April Mother’s Day Paper Pumpkin delivery).

Paper Pumpkin kits provide a quick and successful creative escape and then once the projects are complete, you’ve got yourself a fun little set of versatile stamps!  I have really enjoyed both creating the projects as directed as well as altering and {stepping up} the project to my own design.

Need another reason to try Paper Pumpkin?  You can prepay for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and if your entire pre-shipping/tax order totals $150+, you can also earn Hostess Benefits (these prepaid subscriptions can be combined with merchandise orders)!

Artist's Flair:
  • I sponged Wild Wasabi Classic Ink on the 1 3/4-inch Circle piece to make it stand out against the larger Very Vanilla flagged piece.
  • My Paper Snips came in handy when it came to making the flagged ends on the Wild Wasabi "Happy" piece.
  • Tiny knots at the ends of the Linen Thread and Soft Suede Baker's Twine tidy up the ends of the bows.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Hey, Man (May, 2014 Paper Pumpkin), Endless Birthday Wishes (137553)

Papers:  Contents from Hey, Man kit, Very Vanilla (101650) and Wild Wasabi Card Stock (108641)

Inks:  Wild Wasabi (126959) and Marina Mist Classic Ink (a Stampin' Spot is included in the May kit) (full-sized pad = 126962)

Accessories & Tools:  1 3/4-inch Punch (119850), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579) and Stampin' Sponges (101650)

Monday, June 2, 2014

New {2014-15 Annual Catalog} Is Here!

Beginning at noon (MDT) today, June 2, we can begin to order from the new Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  Hang on to your hats, Ladies and Gentlemen!

If you're a Studio-Sara Select Customer, you should have received your catalog (for FREE) from me.  If yours hasn't come yet, please give me a shout.

I'm off to finalize my Wish List -- hope your week gets off to a good start!