Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop. This month’s hop features birthday cards. Everyone has a birthday, and we always need inspiration. If you are following along on the hop, you have arrived from Lisa Ann Bernard’s blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below, and continue to Heidi Collins’ blog.

Here are the projects I created for this month’s hop.

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

My inspiration comes from many places, and a version of today’s card can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It uses brand-new items from the Tropical Oasis Suite found on pages 38-40. There are many fun, beachy, tropical elements to the suite: from the stamp set to coordinating dies, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Braided Burlap Trim, and the ever-so-cute Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

Here’s a link to the catalog: January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

i just love everything tropical, so this suite spoke to me. My favorite flamingo images can be found on a couple of sheets of 12 x 12 paper included in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. This birthday card could be used for both males and females.

The card is layered on a Crumb Cake base and includes a patterned piece from the Tropical Oasis DSP. I stamped the palm trees (found in the Timeless Tropical stamp set) with Early Espresso ink and cropped them with the palm tree die from the In the Tropics Dies. The birthday sentiment is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched the image with Stampin’ Up!’s Timeless Label Punch. I added a small strip of Mango Melody for some color and added a bit of Linen Thread tied in a bow.

In addition to the birthday card, I decorated one of Stampin’ Up’s Mini Pizza Boxes. This 3D item makes a perfect gift card holder!

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

I carried the birthday card design to the box, using pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP, the palm trees, and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or the pizza box. I’m happy to help. Look for a list of products used (and links to my online store) at the very end of today’s post.

A list of all the blogs is below. Lots of great ideas!

  1. Rachel Rife – https://rachthestamper.com/birthday-bash-blog-hop/
  2. Kim Lamos – https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash.html
  3. Teri Pocock – http://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash.html
  4. Cheryl Taylor – http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-january-blog-hop
  5. Jo Blackman – http://www.joblackman.com/2020/01/sf-2020-january-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  6. Steph Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/Stampin-Friends-2020-Birthday-Bash-Blog-Hop
  7. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/01/16/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash-2
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard – https://www.queenbcreations.net/2020/01/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-hop.html
  9. Kim Quade – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-birthday-bash
  10. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-blog-hop-birthday-bash
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/01/sf-2020-january-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu – https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-2020-blog-hop-birthday.html
  13. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/01/birthday-bash-january-stampin-friends.html
  14. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/01/stampin-friends-birthday-bash-blog-hop.html
  15. Melissa Thomas – https://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-2020-blog-hop-birthday-bash
  16. Sue Vine – https://misspinkscraftspot.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-birthday-bash-with-stampin-friends_17.html

 

 

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Christmas Treat Boxes with Mini Curvy Keepsakes

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin' Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Christmas Treat Boxes Stampin’ Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Die

Hello Stampers!

Forty-nine Christmas treats boxes created with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die are ready to go to my husband’s office tomorrow. It’s fun to be able to place a fun treat on everyone’s desk in the morning, especially during the holidays. I’ve tucked a Lindt chocolate inside each one.

This easy peasy die can be found on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. It measures 2-1/8″ x 1-7/8′ x 1-7/8″ — perfect for a small treat or piece of candy. I just love this treat box die because you can create a nice gift with a small sheet of card stock measuring 6 x 6. Simply cut your paper and run it through your die cutting machine with the die. I use a bone folder to soften the fibers, making it easier to fashion the paper into the curvy shape. No adhesive necessary. Once I put the candy inside, I tied a coordinating ribbon around the handle. (I’m going to make everyone work for their treat!)

Not only is this box perfect for the Christmas holiday, but I can see many uses for it. Think about decorating it for Valentine’s Day, creating these as baby shower favors, or as table gifts at a wedding.

It was really fun experimenting with all of Stampin’ Up!’s different papers. In this photo I used the Red Glimmer and Gold Glimmer as well as the sold out Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. I think the snowman faces (using the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit) are super cute. I cut the box with Whisper White card stock and decorated with the face.

Here are closeups of two of the Christmas treat boxes:

Thanks for stopping by today. See a list of many of the ingredients used to create this project below.

Kim

 

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Kim Quade’s December Stampin’ Up! News

 

Stampin’ Up! News from Kim Quade
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Hello Stampers!

It’s almost time to dig out your ugly sweater, pour a glass of egg nog, and enjoy the festive traditions of the season with those you love.

If you have last-minute gifts to find, I have some quick and easy suggestions for the creative folks on your list.

  • Paper Pumpkin craft kits in the mail are one-size-fits-all and come pre-wrapped in a pretty box. Available in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month pre-paid subscription or month-to-month subscriptions.The December kit is called Something for Everything and includes a 13-piece stamp set and the ingredients to create 12 full-size greeting cards. Be sure to subscribe by December 10 to get your hands on this all-occasions card kit.
  • Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive kits are perfect for the crafter on your list. The three kits include a stamp set, ink spot, and the ingredients to create cards. I’d be happy to help you select the perfect kit.
  • Looking for something you can wrap? Here are 25 items under $25 dollars!
  • Last, but not least, contact me for gift cards for Stampin’ Up! products and classes – available in any amount!

Did you know gift cards are a $127 billion market* and 73 percent of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season? That’s a lot of gift cards!

Those gift cards will be much more fun to give and receive if they are in a pretty package! So, it makes sense that this month’s tutorial is lovely packaging perfect for gift cards and other small treats! (Unfortunately, the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper is sold out, but any of Stampin’ Up!’s paper can be substituted for this project.)

Year-End Closeout is Happening Now

Stampin’ Up! is making room for great new products! Check the Year-End Closeout for a selection of discounted and retiring products at kimquade.stampinup.net.

Also, remember to check the Clearance Rack. You never know what deals you might find!

Sale-A-Bration is on the Way

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year is almost here. Beginning January 3, 2020, you’ll be able to earn free product with purchases of $50 and $100. Look for exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, framelits, and more.

I will be sending both the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs to those who have ordered from me in the last year. If you don’t currently work with a demonstrator, I’d be happy to get a set in the mail to you. Just contact me with your address.

Thank you so much for your support during the last year! I appreciate you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

Happy stamping!
Kim

*Statistics from CardCash.com

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING


Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 7, 11 to 4 p.m., Gilbert Classical Academy Craft Show, 1016 N Burk St., Gilbert, Arizona.
 
Thursday, December 12, 10 a.m., Stampin’ Up! Coffee and Cards, QC Junction Cafe, 20275 E Rittenshouse, Queen Creek, Arizona. Join me as we create two greeting cards. Cost is $10 and includes a $5 QC Junction gift card with which to purchase a snack or drink of your choice. Please RSVP.
 
Friday, January 3. January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog go live. Look for a amazing new products in these catalogs.
 
Thursday, January 9, 10 a.m., Stampin’ Up! Coffee and Cards, QC Junction Cafe, 20275 E Rittenshouse, Queen Creek, Arizona. Join me as we create two greeting cards. Cost is $10 and includes a $5 QC Junction gift card with which to purchase a snack or drink of your choice. Please RSVP.
 
 
 

Acetate Card Box Gift Wrap


 

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

 

Our Acetate Card Boxes (#144628) are handy to have around any time of the year. You can easily give handmade cards as gifts with these clear card boxes. Each box holds five to eight standard cards plus envelopes and you receive ten boxes in each package.

Today I want to show you how you can completely change the look and purpose with one cut!


Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

1. Cut Box

Cut un-assembled Acetate Card Box in half at 4″ along the 8″ side using scissors or a strong guillotine-style cutter.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

2. Score Paper

Score 4-7/16″ x 5″ Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper at 2-7/8″ and 3-1/2″ along the 5″ side. Fold the Brightly Gleaming Paper along the score lines so the star pattern is on the outside.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

3. Build Box

Assemble one Acetate Card Box half. The finished box is open on one side. Add Glue Dots to back corners of largest scored section of Brightly Gleaming Paper, the side with stars. Slide into box, the smaller scored sections create the top flap.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

4. Die Cut & Punch

Die cut scrap Very Vanilla cardstock with largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Punch 1″ circle from scrap Night of Navy cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

5. Add Foil

Cut Copper Foil Sheet to 3/4″ x 4-7/8″. Add Tear & Tape along one long edge of the Copper side. Adhere under the edge of the Brightly Gleaming box flap. Add Tear & Tape towards left edge of flap.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

6. Copper Trim

Pinch edges of Copper Trim and pull sideways to stretch the metallic mesh ribbon. It will hold in the shape it is stretched to. Repeat pinching and pulling to create two 4″ pieces.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

7. Copper Stars

Add tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of a large Brightly Gleaming Foil star. Adhere to Very Vanilla circle. Add self-adhesive Star Designer Element to center of small Brightly Gleaming Foil Star. Add to 1″ Night of Navy Circle with a Glue Dot. Adhere to large star with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add large circle to box flap with Tear & Tape.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

8. Add Fasteners

Create a fastener to hold the box flap closed by adding a self-adhesive hook and loop closure. Adhere one half of the 1/2″ hook and loop dot to the inside of the flap. Close flap to adhere the other half to the box front.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

9. Fill Box

Fill the box with candy, gift cards, or other small gifts. Close flap and this beautiful box is sure to bring a bright, happy gleam to the eyes of whoever you give it to!

 

SUPPLIES


 
Acetate Card Boxes 
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper
Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (On Sale)

Acetate Card Boxes

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Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (On Sale)

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ABOUT ME


 

Kim Quade

Kim Quade - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

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Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Mesa, Arizona
402-617-7955
[email protected]
www.kimplayswithpaper.com

 

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Thankful for New Friends

Hello Stampers!

Since moving to Mesa, Arizona, three months ago, I’ve been attending a variety of networking meetings to meet new people and make new connections. I was introduced to this group about two months ago — O.N.E. Networking. It’s a fun group of business people and entrepreneurs who meet weekly to get to know each other, build relationships, and do business together when it makes sense.

I had an opportunity to present Tuesday. Instead of talking for 15 minutes, I brought a stamping project for eighteen! With help from two assistants (who are experienced stampers), we each created a treat packet with Stampin’ Up! inks, stamps, punches, and paper. And, I included chocolate!

It was such a fun morning! Everyone participated and were proud to create something handmade.

I am thankful to this group for their friendships and their willingness to try something new.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Kim

 

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Harvest Hellos and Chocolate

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hello

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hello

Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday morning, November 2, 2019! It’s bright and sunny here and heading toward the mid-80s in Mesa, Arizona. It hasn’t been difficult getting used to the weather here! I’ve been out and about attending networking groups to meet new people and make connections. I try to bring a fun item to share made with Stampin’ Up! products, and, of course chocolate.

These Ghirardelli treats are my go-to item. They are quick and easy and cute and can be dressed up in any way for any holiday or event. This one features the stamp set Harvest Hellos and the Apple Builder Punch with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

Start with a strip of your favorite Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 inches by just under 2 inches. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches. Trim both ends with Stampin’ Up!’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Fold on the score lines. Insert your chocolate. I usually add a little adhesive to keep the chocolate in place. Close the package with coordinating ribbon and decorate the front.

For my meetings, I package in a cello bag and include either a business card or a free class pass. Everyone loves a little chocolate!

Click on any of the graphics below to buy the products used to create this fun, chocolate treat package. Please let me know if you have questions.

Kim

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