March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop.

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.

March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around to all the different blogs and gather many amazing ideas. We have all listed our country – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Rainbow Glimmer Paper Meets Friendly Flamingo

When the Rainbow Glimmer Paper appeared in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I purchased a package. And, then, I hoarded it. Who can relate to that?

I recently realized we’ll be seeing a brand-new catalog May 5; I really should use some of those products I’ve been “saving.”

The Rainbow Glimmer Paper is just so vibrant. It speaks tropical. The package includes two, 12 x 12 sheets that coordinate with the colors of Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay.

Rainbox Glimmer Paper

So I combined it with the Friendly Flamingo Bundle. Find it on page 43 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.

Friendly Flamingo Bundle

In addition to the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and the Friendly Flamingo Bundle, I used:

  • the coordinating colors of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, and Coastal Cabana
  • a rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Greenery Embossing Folder

It’s a very simple card with a little bit of die cutting and a little bit of stamping. Quick and easy, it’s ready to send to a friend.

Click here to see some other card samples using the Friendly Flamingo Bundle.

Thanks so much for stopping by the March 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to a variety of inspiration for your paper crafting projects.

Kim

List of Blog Hoppers

 

List of Products Used to Create this Project

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Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Today’s cards combine new products from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog with “seasoned” products from our Annual Catalog. I sometimes get caught up purchasing and playing with all of the brand-new goodies, And I forget about the stamps, papers, and tools available all the time.

Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post. A Facebook Live replay, it demonstrates the products and how I created today’s cards. I’d love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I add a video each week that demonstrates a different stamping technique or product.

Stitched with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

I created a set of cards in Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight using:

  • Stitched with Whimsy Dies (JJ Mini) — I love the whimsical stitching;
  • Happy Thoughts stamp set (JJ Mini) — I love the variety of sentiments — perfect for creating a gift set;
  • Blending Brushes (JJ Mini) — these help create fun backgrounds;
  • Daisy Lane stamp set (Annual Catalog) — says “spring” and we’re all ready for that;
  • Daisy Punch (Annual Catalog) — a fun and easy coordinating product; and
  • the Stamparatus (Annual Catalog) — a stamp positioning tool helping you create quick and cute projects.

This post features four variations of one design. Do you like the Balmy Blue card base, the Daffodil Delight card base, or the white card base? I’d love to hear from you!

Stithced with Whimsy Meets Daisy Lane

Stitched with Whimsy Congratulations

Stitched with Whimsy Thinking of You

How to YouTube Video

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and video. Be sure to take another look at your Annual Catalog. Dust off some of those sets and play around.

Please let me know if I can help you any way! I want to make your crafting experience fun and fulfilling!

On May 4, you’ll see a new copy of the Annual Catalog. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Kim

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Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Berry Blessings Fun Fold

Berry Blessings and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

 

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year! With minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping), choose exclusive free stamps and Designer Series Paper.

But hurry! Sale-A-Bration ends Sunday, February 28.

Today’s post features card samples using the free products. And, I’ve created them all using the same fun fold. Be sure to view the video at the end of the post for directions. Click here to view the catalog filled with free items.

Flower and Field DSP and Touch of Ink

Flower and Field Designer Series Paper and Touch of Ink Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, Corner Bouquet Stamp Set, and Heal Your Heart Stamp Set

Oh So Ombre and Approaching Perfecyion

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper and Approaching Perfection Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards

Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper and Darling Donkeys Stamp Set

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards–Basic Directions

  • Start with a piece of coordinating card stock measuring 4 ¼ inches by 11 inches
  • Score at 5 ½ inches in your paper trimmer. Slide the paper over to the 2 ¾ inch mark and cut.
  • You’ll be left with a piece measuring 4 ¼ inches 3 ¼ inches. Save it.
  • Choose a Designer Series Paper. You’ll need one piece that measures 4 x 2 ½ inches and one that measures 1 x 4 inches.
  • Fold the card on the score line. Adhere the 4 x 2 ½ inch piece of DSP to that front flap.
  • Adhere the 1 x 4-inch piece to a 5 ¼ x 4-inch piece of Whisper White card stock. Place this inside the card.
  • Decorate the 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ inch piece as you wish. I added sentiments and an image to a piece of Basic White card stock measuring 4 x 3 inches. Attach to the front of the card on that small flap. Be sure to apply adhesive only to the left-hand side of the small piece so you don’t tape the card closed.

Have a Long Wish List? Want More Product Free?

Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

Fun Fold Sale-A-Bration Cards Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Click here to start shopping to take advantage of free stamps and Designer Series Paper.

Kim

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February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop!

Maui Achievers January 2021 Blog Hop

We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui incentive trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us continue to inspire you creatively.

Februrary 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around to all the different blogs and gather many amazing ideas. We have all listed our country – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator, these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. We love to hear from you.

Get Inspired

As crafters and creators, we all experience those days when we need a little inspiration. Maybe you’ve lost your mojo. Perhaps you’re just feeling blah. How do you get inspired to dust off the ink and make a card?

I often reach for Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs, browsing the many pages of samples created by the company’s talented design artists. The inspiration for this card popped out at me from page 32 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The sample of the 3 x 3 card on the top right-hand corner caught my eye. But I really wanted to create a full-size version. I made a few adjustments, substituted like products for some I don’t have, and there it was.

It features products from the Art Gallery Bundle, including the Art Gallery stamp set, coordinating Floral Gallery Dies, Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate, and the Painted 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Bundle

February 2021 Maui Achivers Blog Hop

I’m so excited about how this turned out! Inspired, I’m thinking of ways I can mix these products up with different color combinations and shapes.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please contact me if you have questions about this card or other paper crafting questions. Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below for more inspiration.

February 2021 Maui Achievers Blog Hop

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create this Card

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Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts

Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts

Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog has been live for one month already. It’s filled with an awesome variety of new stamp sets, die cuts, punches, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more. I hope you’ve had a chance to play with some of the products.

As you may know, my list of faves include the Flowering Cactus Medley and the Friendly Flamingo Bundle. (I’ve created and posted quite a few samples using these products.) Every so often, I need a bunch of cards — in a hurry. I really like the font showcased in the Happy Thoughts stamp set. The sentiments lend themselves well to all of the occasions I use the most: They include: Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You, and Congratulations.

Stampin' Up! Happy Thoughts Stamp Set

I found a clean and simple sketch (inspired by Mary Bush), that allows me to use the above sentiments. The variety of Designer Series Paper also lets me change the look and feel of the card. I call it my Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts card.

Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts

Here are the basic cutting and card stock measurements. (Also, look for a how-to video at the end of the post):

  • Card stock base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Card stock layer: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • Designer Series Paper of your choice: 3 x 4 (the free Sale-A-Bration choices work well as do any of Stampin’ Up!’s patterned paper)
  • Label with Tasteful Labels Dies (the Stitched Rectangles also work well here)
  • Coordinating ribbon and embellishments

Clean and Simple Happy ThoughtsThis card uses the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper you can earn free during SaleABration with a $50 order before tax and shipping.

Stampin' Up! Happy ThoughtsThis card features Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that you can earn free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during SaleABration. 

Clean and Simple Happy Thoughts Video

Sale-a-Bration Runs through February 28

This is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Receive free product with minimum purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from nine different products, including stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. Take this opportunity to get free items and stock up an array of beautiful paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope my ideas inspire you to create something today! If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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