Kim Quade’s December Stampin’ Up! News

 

Stampin’ Up! News from Kim Quade
Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project
 

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

#144628

 

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper

#150429

Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (On Sale)

#150431

 

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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
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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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Harvest Hellos Cider Packet

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos

Hello Stampers!

I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of these apple cider treat packets. I’ve given them out at a team meeting and at a host of events throughout the month of September. They were so easy to put together. This packet uses Stampin’ Up!’s Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch. What’s cool about this set and punch is that it can be both an apple and a pumpkin. That makes it very versatile.

Here are the steps I used:

1. Garden Green card stock cut at 6 inches x 3 1/2 inches, scored at three, and folded. Stapled sides.

2. Adhered a piece of Designer Series Paper sized 3 1/4 by 2 3/4 to front of packet. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Lane Designer Series Paper here.

3. Next, I adhered a circle from the Sttiched Shapes framelits die cut from Garden Green.

4. I stamped the apple in Garden Green ink onto Mint Macaron card stock and added the sentiment from Country Home. Punched it out using the Apple Builder Punch.

5. Added an Early Espresso stem and a Mint Macaron leaf from the punch.

6. Popped it all up with a dimensional.

I found the the cider packets at the local Fry’s grocery store here in Mesa.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions. See the list of ingredients below.

Kim

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Sailing Away Lip Balm Holder

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Hello Stampers!

When people come to my classes and events, I always like to treat them with a little packet created with Stampin’ Up! products. Mostly, it’s candy or chocolate, but I changed it up this time and made lip balm holders featuring the Sailing Home Bundle of products.

This started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. It’s scored (on the longer edge) at 2 1/4-inches from each edge.

The center piece measures 1 inch by 3 inches and is scored at 3/4 inches on each side. I used a bone folder to loosen the fibers on the paper so it has a little bend where you can  place the lip balm once the edges are attached. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Tear and Tape and applied a little piece on each of the 3/4-inch pieces. I matched up the score marks and adhered the center piece to the inside middle of the card stock. I’ve included a photo below of the finished inside.

I decorated the front, back, insides, and back spine of the holder using pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I recommend using the Tear and Tape here again, to ensure the paper is stuck down well. I decorated the outside with a verse from the Sailing Home stamp set (stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Sahara Sand card stock and die cut with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits).

When the holder is closed, I punched a small circle through both sides and tied a piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to close the packet.

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Bundle Lip Balm Holder (inside)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the project!

Kim

 

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