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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July #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! has issued a #simplestamping challenge. Create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, the bonus is to add Designer Series Paper. That’s hardly a challenge! The Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, it’s just hard to choose which one to use.

This card features the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The colors and designs just stand on their own.

The base is Crush Curry that measures 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches and is scored and folded in the middle. The second layer is Blackberry Bliss cut at 5 1/4 x 4. And the See a Silhouette measures 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The sentiment comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

The purpose of the challenge is to demonstrate that simple cards can be beautiful, and it’s an easy way to get started stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember: Place a $50 order this month and receive a code good for $5 off an order next month. There is no limit to the number of codes you can earn and redeem! Just be sure to have a valid email address as the codes will be sent there.

Kim

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June Challenge: #simplestamping

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

A new Stampin’ Up! catalog is so exciting! It’s always hard to know what to order first. The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies and Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper were the first on my list.

I love large images that become the focus of the card. It makes it easy to create a quick, but still beautiful card, without a lot of fuss and thought.

Stampin’ Up! is challenging us to get back to the basics of stamping: rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This card qualifies for that, and the two-time stamping technique just adds a bit of dimension.

Here’s how this card came together:

Petal Pink Card Stock: Base–8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded in half. 4 1/4 x 3

Very Vanilla: 5 1/4 x 4 and 4 x 2 3/4

Apply a tiny bit of SNAIL onto the back of the small vanilla piece. Place on top of the large vanilla piece, trying your best to center. Ink the Magnolia stamp with Soft Suede ink. Stamp the image on the top of both pieces of Very Vanilla while they are stuck together. For this card, I tried to stamp the image farther to the left to leave room for the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede. While the pieces are still together, apply Petal Pink ink (with a sponge) to the flowers and Soft Sea Foam to the leaves. Gently remove  the top Very Vanilla piece. Adhere it to the 4 1/4 x 3 Petal Pink paper. Carefully match up the images and adhere to the Very Vanilla and finally, the base.

Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the products used to create today’s card. Let me know if you have questions!

Kim

 

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