Thursday, January 31, 2019

All My Love Double Ghirardelli Square or Tea Bag Valentine Treat 3-D Holders

Look, MOM! No Stamps or Ink!!  

There's plenty of cuteness in this All My Love Designer Series Paper though!  I searched the internet for the best measurements for my video on this tried and true 3-D design.  Joan Robertson's You Tube video had my favorite measurements.

  1. Start with a 6X6" square of Designer Series paper. 
  2. Score or Fold on the diagonal.
  3. With the long side on the left edge of your board, score at 1/2". Flip over and score again at 1/2" so that both sides are well-scored.
  4. With the long side at the top of your board, score at 2-3/4". Then, turn over and score again at 2-3/4". 
  5. Fold the sides in and fold the fronts up.  Fold the center scored line in so that it becomes a "mountain" rather than a valley.
  6. With the top edges meeting, punch a circle for your ribbon.
  7. Add 12 inches of ribbon and tie in a bow.  Embellish with a die cut heart or other shape.  Add a sentiment if you'd like as well.
  8. Put two tea bags or two squares in the pockets.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Faux Gatefold Fun Fold Needlepoint Nook Stampin' Up! Card

The diecuts and images (I fussy cut the stitched flowers.) in this suite made it so easy to make a cluster focal point!  I enjoy the variety of textures one can create with it and the potential for tons of different designs.

The label that embosses stitching fits perfectly into the Pretty Label punch. I love the tiny Old Olive bow and die cut leaves with the Poppy Parade too! I used the "feel better" sentiment from the Humming Along set we received at On Stage. It is a great size for this punch. 

I hope my friend (who had surgery) enjoys this card!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gatefold card Tips Needlepoint Nook Stampin' Up!

I made this card for my most recent recruit. I'm so happy she decided to join our team in the adventure we call Stamping and to save big on her purchases!

When you join Stampin' Up!, you will get $125 of product for only $99 plus business supplies with free shipping on your kit. During Sale-A-Bration 2019 (ends March 31), you'll get an extra $50 of product free and a free paper pumpkin kit.  You may also choose to pay $129 and get the classic Craft & Carry Tote as well.  The Tote is great for retreats and taking your supplies with you when you travel.  

With your first order, you receive 20% off products (at least) and have the ability to see new catalogs early on the Stampin' Up! website.  (You may also choose to attend an event and see the catalog even earlier if you'd like.) Demonstrators also get to order the newest products before their customers do! Becoming a demonstrator creates a savings for you on your stampin' supplies even if you prefer to keep your demonstratorship only as a hobby.

With Stampin' Up! you have the opportunity to earn money doing what you love and to earn products for free as well during Sale-A-Bration based on your sales.  Stampin' Up! provides training online as well as in its quarterly magazine, Stampin' Success.

I provide fun and information for my team as well. Team meetings happen every other month here in Edmond, Oklahoma. I also Facetime to allow team members in other parts of the country to join us!  I send an email twice a month to my team with business and stamping topics. Incentives, separate from those provided by Stampin' Up!, called Bunny Money Team Rewards maybe earned in several different ways.

At CentreStage in Orlando (for Silver Elite demonstrators and above), I was given the Stamping Your Way to the Top stamp set which is perfect for cards for my team friends. Stampin' Up! takes care of us well, I think.

The Gatefold video below provides some tips for this card style.

The detailed quilted design from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies is lovely on plain Whisper White cardstock inside the card.

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