Thank you for joining the SSINK Team today as we’ll be showcasing Bags ‘N Tags. I always have a few decorated bags made up for last minute gift giving. I used that fun plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas Suite to make today’s project.
All I’ve been making is Christmas, so I wanted to do something different. Found the idea for this from Stampin’ Georgia, who had tons of great ideas! Thanks Georgia! I love the ease of stamping with Merry Little Labels & just punching out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch!
I love the stamp with the deer that says “Let it snow”… but it doesn’t apply to me much here on Maui! So I cut up my stamp using my paper snips to make it more useful for me! Very freeing!!
Found the perfect sized Happy Birthday in the Ready to Pop set.
Before I leave, I need to show you that it does snow in Hawaii. Sometimes right on my mountain, Haleakala! So don’t tell me it doesn’t get cold here!
Who has hiked in Haleakala? Or gone up to the top to see the sunrise? Freezing cold, right?!!
Hope you got some inspiration to help with your gift packaging! For more great ideas, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Page!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration team will be CASE-ing Darla Roberts! Darla took a break from our team for a bit last year when she was going through lots of stress and challenges, but she’s BACK! I finally got to meet Darla at On Stage a few weeks ago & immediately felt like we were old friends! She is full of energy & enthusiasm & has a heart of gold. Love you, Darla!!
October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year! Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!
Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up! Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card. A great use of your Designer Series Paper!! Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
Congratulations! And thank you for everyone who makes comments on my blog!
Ramona is one of my downline. It’s exciting to watch her try different ideas to make her business grow! She recently started a blog, Stampin’ in the Maui Heights! Please go visit & leave her a comment!!
Ramona, you’ll be receiving this cute card…
Card base: Crushed Curry: 4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2
Pick A Pattern DSP: 2 3/4 X 4
Basic Black: 3 X 4
Then I just used Layering Circles Framelits & Number of Years to come up with the rest. MORE DETAILS HERE
Last week we had a fun meeting with the Maui Stampers Group. Anne Matasci, my upline, presented me with this pretty lei to congratulate me for earning the Alaska Trip! She’s been my cheerleader the whole time and I really appreciate her encouragement, tips, and friendship. Anne, you’re the best!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t pause to thank all of my customers for your support in helping me earn this fun trip!! Couldn’t have done it without you- that’s for sure!! Thank you so much! Most of you are as addicted to stamping as I am!! I really don’t have to sell anything- you guys are so easy! Ha! I’ve made life long friends through stamping!
Hope you’re all having a great weekend! I have my August Cards, Etc. Class today & Monday. If you’re unable to attend, but would like the set of cards, please send me a message this weekend!
Thanks for stopping by… Hope you’re doing a little stampin’ this weekend!
1st Birthdays are BIG in Hawaii!! The family throws a baby luau and hundreds of people normally attend. Great music & tons of local food!
So I’ve had a few requests for a 1 year old Birthday card. Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is so cute and goes with Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set. I’ve paired it with Number of Years & coordinating Large Numbers Framelits to make this cute card.
Isn’t that fun?!! Here’s the inside:
I’d love to hear your comments! One of the lucky “commenters” will receive this cute card in the mail from me!
This will be one of the cards we’ll be making in my August Cards, Etc. classes. 2 dates to choose from:
Saturday, August 26th at 2 pm or
Monday, August 28th at 10 am
RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class! Space is limited so hurry!
Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave your comments below!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be CASE-ing one of our own team: Nichole Loe! Nichole lives in Tacoma, WA, & has a fun blog that you can find HERE!
Recently Nichole made a card that I just had to CASE!! I love the idea of using a punch to create the background & then embossing it!
Here’s what I came up with:
Isn’t that fun?!! I used Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for the background & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock for the base.
I’m going to have to buy a ton of those Glitter Enamel Dots! Love them!!
Here’s another card using Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:
My daughter, Malia, has been with me for almost a month & we’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room. She came up with this odd color combo, but I think it looks great! Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy (Malia’s favorite).
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team won’t be making cards. In fact, we’ll be focusing on ANYTHING BUT A CARD!
I’m excited to show you a project that will help you organize your life! My birthdays are all over the place… my computer, calendar, on scraps of paper. Now I have a system to remember birthdays as well as a place to tuck the cards away that are perfect for a special person!
This project was CASED from 2 people: Vicki Wizniuk, who has the calendar inserts on her blog,and Erika Cerwin who came up with this great idea!! They each have tons of great ideas!!
So each month has a pocket for the calendar inserts. Turn the group over & you have the last 6 months of the year!
I’m offering 2 classes next month so that you can make your own Birthday Boxes!
Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm or
Monday, August 21 at 10 am
Cost is $20 or FREE with your $40 order placed that day
This is the first time I used this set: Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I just love the images! This idea was CASED from Mary Anderson. I’m not sure if she has a blog, but she should!! Click HERE for her Pinterest Page.
To make this card, I decided on a sentiment and circle I was cutting out. I used a circle 1 size smaller for a mask, then just stamped around the circle. And take a look at the Classic Weave Ribbon. It’s so pretty & rich looking!!
The sentiment is from Better Together. Perfect for birthday, wedding, or any congratulations card.
Would you like to make this card with me? Now’s your chance! July Cards, Etc. Class will be offered 2 different dates:
Saturday, July 29th at 2 pm or
Monday, July 31st at 10 am
$10 or FREE with your $20 order
There’s no “etc”, this month, just 4 pretty cards. RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!
Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!! Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it. It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!! I think you’re okay without the gloves.
Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And every card is unique!
I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad. But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!
I still really like it. What do you think? Fussy cut or no?? For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make! We just might have to try out this technique!
That glittery star is a new accessory: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows. Really fun!
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge! CLICK HERE to check out their creations!
What kid doesn’t like ice cream? Actually, what adult doesn’t love it, too?!! At my Open House for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog recently, I had an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. I made my own Hot Fudge for the event! Yummers!!!
I’ll leave you with the recipe at the end of the post.
The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on KIDS today! So I made an Ice Cream Card:
I just love these colors! This time I chose the colors from the Designer Series Paper: Naturally Eclectic DSP. Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Soft Sky.
Here’s the details:
Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Emerald Envy (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Soft Sky (5 X 3 3/4)
Accessories: Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wink of Stella (see sparkles below!)