Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

Be sure to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration promotion. Receive free, exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper packs, and dies with minimum purchases. The sale ends September 30, 2021. That’s about two weeks away. Who doesn’t love free?

A couple of the offerings coordinate with holiday and winter themes and stamp sets. While you may not be in the mood for holiday crafting now, this promotion offers the perfect opportunity for you to save money on your future crafting.

For the last several months, I’ve been playing with all of the free offerings. I try to make as many cards (as time allows) with the sets, papers, and dies. The Textures & Frames photopolymer stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping), lends itself to a variety of background stamp techniques. See this post for a host of other card examples.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames

Today’s card uses the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, to create a fun background for a bright and cheery birthday card. The Stamparatus sells for $49. Add some adhesive or card stock to your order, and you can choose the Textures & Frames stamp set (or any of the other level one choices — free).

Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

The video below shows how I created this multi-color background with one of the design images from the set. The “candles” use another of the images; I added rhinestones to act as the flames on the candles. I created the different color candles by applying ink from Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write markers directly to the stamp. The birthday sentiments comes from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.

 

 

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Earn these products free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping. Click on the graphics to shop directly from my online store.

 

Earn these products free with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping. Click on the graphics to shop directly from my online store.

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Counting Sheep Mirror Image

Counting Sheep Mirror Image

Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus, a stamp positioning tool, makes stamping easier for a number of reasons. It helps you:

  • get your images and sentiments straight, time after time;
  • re-stamp an image if it’s not dark enough;
  • stamp repeat images evenly; and
  • handle the stamping process smoothly, especially if you have arthritic or weak hands.

Stamparatus Reflection Technique Video

And, it lends itself well to some fun techniques, including the mirror image technique. It’s the technique that allows the two sheep to look at each other in the card above. 

I used that technique on today’s card with one of the sheep stamps from Stampin’ Up!’s Counting Sheep stamp set. This set and its coordinating Sheep Dies are available during SaleABration — through September 30, 2021. Earn each of these products free with a minimum purchase of $50 (before tax and shipping) for each.

See this post for a variety of other card ideas using these fun, exclusive, and limited-time products.

Be sure to watch the video below to view a visual of how this technique works.

Counting Sheep Mirror Image Technique Video

 

SaleABration

It’s exciting that Stampin’ Up! offers TWO Sale-A-Bration sales this year. It gives the ability two times each year to earn FREE product with qualifying purchases of $50 and $100. You choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and die cuts.

Just a note: the Sheep Dies are available while supplies last. If they are a must-have for you, get them sooner rather than later. Free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping. Click here to see a PDF of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

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Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale continues one more month — through September 30, 2021. Be sure to take advantage of the freebies while you can. Other choices include exclusive stamp sets and fun packages of Designer Series Paper.

This card uses two items you can earn free with minimum purchases before tax and shipping:

  • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (free with $50 purchase)
  • Summer Shadows Dies (free with $100 purchase). Coordinates with Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Find them on page 75. Here’s a post that shows a fun gift ensemble created with these dies.

Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold

This card also uses a fun fold — the Book Binding Fold. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook live replay) below to see how this card goes together. The base of the card measures 11 x 4 1/2 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/4 inches.

Other Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card include:

  • Polished Pink card stock and Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Very Vanilla thick and regular card stock
  • Memento Ink
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends
  • Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon

Summer Shadows Dies

Above is the same card created with a Fresh Freesia emphasis.

Below is a similar card I created using the same products as above, but without the fun fold.

Summer Shadows Dies

Summer Shadows Dies Video

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know how I can help on your paper crafting journey. I’m happy to answer questions about how this card goes together and any other stamping question.

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Summer Shadows Dies Gifts

Summer Shadows Dies Gifts

It’s not a secret that Stampin’ Up!s rubber stamps, ink, paper, and embellishments create beautiful, handmade greeting cards. But, I also love making gift packaging.

I made this gift ensemble for my team member, Gina Caravetta, to recognize her for being able to attend BackStage@Home, Stampin’ Up!’s leadership gathering. We attended virtually this last weekend, we received a host of tools to grow our teams and businesses and met other demonstrators from throughout the world.

Summer Shadows Dies Gifts

For this present, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Summer Shadows Dies. Earn these dies free during the SaleABration promotion with an order of $100 before tax and shipping. (Offer good through September 30, 2021, or while supplies last.) Be sure to check the brochure with the above link to view the other nine items you can receive free (with minimum purchases) during this promotion. The offerings include exclusive stamp sets and fantastic packages of Designer Series Paper.

Summer Shadows Dies

These dies coordinate with the Shaded Summer stamp set found in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog on page 75.

I used a color combination of Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, and Granny Apple Green with a touch of Pool Party.

The packaging, available in the Annual catalog, includes the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ inch acetate card boxes, the 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ acetate card boxes, and the 6 x 8 cellophane bags. I created the cute little bottle holder from a video I found online. All-in-all, the coordinating products make it so easy to create something cute and fun.

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Summer Shadows Die Gifts

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Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

Peaceful Prints

I love many things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! But perhaps the best part is the stamping community that comes with it .

During my almost-eleven years as a demonstrator, I’ve made so many lasting and valuable relationships with people who share my love of Stampin’ Up! and paper crafting.

I had a chance to gather with some of these women this last Saturday at a local team meeting. (I recently moved to Arizona from Nebraska so I have a great group there with whom I met this summer).

One of the fun things we do is “swap” our card creations. Each person designs one card and then creates enough for everyone participating. Then we “swap” or share our cards. I love that everyone has a different style and likes different papers and colors; it gives us some new ideas to implement in our own craft rooms.

This blog post features a look at the cards each of the participants created. The card shown at the top of the post is a remake of one of the cards I received from Ginger Borneman (Ginger Snap Stamps). Be sure to watch the accompanying video. I share these same cards and discuss them there.

 

Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

The cards above feature products from Stampin’ Up!’s current SaleABration catalog and the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

Aren’t these amazing?

It’s easy to become a part of our stamping community. Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s starter kit for just $99 + tax. You then get to choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing, and it’s shipped free. In addition, during SaleABration, get an extra FREE bundle. See the graphic below. You’re not required to host parties or teach classes, just enjoy your discount.

Click here to join this awesome stamping community.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today. Enjoy!

Kim

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