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More Glossy Cardstock

Filed under: Projects — June 26, 2017 @ 1:33 pm

Following up with a recent post, here’s another technique just for glossy cardstock inspired by the Stampin’ Up! blog.

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For this fun technique, drop some reinker onto the glossy cardstock.  Spritz with alcohol and tilt to make it run.  Then smush down another piece of glossy on top and smear around.  You can keep spritzing and smearing until both pieces are covered in ink.  Here’s what I did with the second piece.

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And don’t forget to add the new Mini Dimensionals to your shopping bag. They were perfect to attach the banner on the first card.

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Extra Stampin’ Rewards (host benefits) ends on June 30th  You can get $77 in free product for a $350 order at my website.  I can set up a host code for you if your friends want to order.

Click on the pictures below to check out the products that I used.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Stampin’ Up! Class handouts

Filed under: Projects — June 21, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

We had a little excitement at card class yesterday as the police came around and asked everyone to move their cars so the street could be milled!

I just wanted to remind my readers that the class handouts for the month are free if you order from me.  My current host code is BBRMTCAY.  If I forget to email them to you (me, forget?) feel free to remind me.

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Pictures and tips are a few posts back.  We used Crafting Forever, In the City and Tranquil Tulips Host sets.

There’s still some time left for the “WE LOVE HOSTS” special – ends June 30.  You can order online at my website shop.  If you want other orders to count, contact me first to set up a host code.

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Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

IT’S BACK – Glossy Cardstock we missed you

Filed under: Projects — June 16, 2017 @ 4:44 pm

I am so happy that Glossy Cardstock has returned in the new Annual Catalog.  I see lots of fun crafting techniques in our future.

I was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! blog to revisit a few favorites this week.

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Today’s Tips:

-Paper piece the flower pot with the Color Theory DSP stack for a fun crackled paint look.

-Dragging is the technique I used to create the background.  Just dab and pull your ink pads at an angle across the paper.  It makes a fun brushstroke look.

-Click on the pictures below to see these products in the online store.  Don’t miss the glitter enamel dots.  The photo does not do them justice – they will add a perfect accent to your projects.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Whisper White and June Card Class

Filed under: Projects — June 12, 2017 @ 1:11 pm

My class projects for June are finished.  I’m using several new stamp sets and don’t really have a featured suite or a theme this month.   So how about – don’t be afraid of the white space or do something creative every day…

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Today’s Tips:

The first card was inspired by a layout with the Crafting Forever Stamp set by Wendy.   I changed a few things like adding the Hardwood stamp set for the table and a piece of Basic Black Cardstock for the chalkboard picture.  Besides the whimsical layout, the other thing I like about this card design is the doodling to define the table and to make the picture frame.  I threw in some techniques too – Masking and Watercoloring are also used on this card.   More about the other cards in a future post.

If you are in the Erie area, check out my website calendar for class details.  Even if you are not local, you can still get the class cards by joining my club – purchase $15 per month using my monthly host code through May 2018.  You get the host benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) one month and I’ll send you the class cards every month!  Contact me to join.

My host code for June is BBRMTCAY.  Even if you are not in the club, I appreciate it when you use the code and will send you a hand stamped card with gift.  If your order is over $150 – take the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself.  If over $350, there are extra rewards only in June.  Contact me for your own host code and we can do an online party or facebook party so you can earn lots of free stuff.

Click below to view the products in my shop.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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New Host Sets: In the City

Filed under: Projects — June 7, 2017 @ 9:02 am

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It’s addicting!  The new Stampin’ Up! host set In The City is so much fun to play with.  Here are just a couple easy projects with this darling set of 60 stamps.

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Today’s Tips:

-Use Stampin’ Up!s notecards and envelopes for an easy no-layer card.  The size is 3″x 5-1/2″.  They now come in Very Vanilla as well as Whisper White.

-A 3″ x 3″ card makes a cute gift tag.  Or open it up and it fits perfectly in a regular letter envelope.

-Where do you get the little ink spots you may ask?  They are not available in the online store.  The only way to get them is in your monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin.  Check it out here – there’s a special until June 10 for new subscribers.

-One of the sentiments in this set is “Thanks for letting us visit”.  You can just ink up the thanks to stamp it alone (this technique is called omitting).  However, I cut the Thanks right off, since I will use that quite often and will not use the rest.  You can always piece it together on the block if you want the whole phrase.

-You can get the In the City stamp set with an order or party over $150.  If your order/party is over $350 you earn even extra benefits for June.  Contact me to set up your host code for an online party or just order yourself at the store.  Better yet, if your wish list is long, put it into the demonstrator starter kit here.

Click on the links below to see the products in the store.
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Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

New Host Sets: Tranquil Tulips

Filed under: Projects — June 1, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

Happy Stampin’ New Year!

The store is up and running with all the new products!

Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with the host sets in this new catalog.  Tranquil Tulips is one of my favorites.  Here are a few variations on a simple one layer card.

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Today’s Tip –

-The images are designed so you can use the same color for both steps of the flower.   No need to stamp off or find a lighter shade.  I used 3 of the new In Colors here – which is your favorite?

-Simply add a sheet of Fabulous Foil Acetate for extra elegance (first card).

My host code for June 1 is BBRMTCAY.  I appreciate it when you use the code and will send you a handstamped card with gift.  If your order is over $150, take the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself, and I’ll still send your gift.  There are extra host rewards in June, so let me know if I can set up a host code and/or Facebook party for you and your friends.  You will definitely want these new host sets!

Click below to see the products.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Eastern Palace and New Catalog

Filed under: Projects — May 30, 2017 @ 11:02 am

By now my customers should have received your new catalogs.  If not, please let me know. It goes live on June 1 in the afternoon.  Check out my last post for details and strategy.

I’m getting ready for my annual Garage Sale and Catalog Kickoff, so will not have much time to post this week.  I have a few samples left to show you from the Eastern Palace Bundle.  The special with the free paper and envelopes ends on May 31.

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Click on the photo below to get the bundle in May.  (In June the items will be available individually).
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New Catalog Tips and Tricks

Filed under: Projects — May 26, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

Most of my customers have your new catalogs by now (LMK if you still need one).  Thought I would do a quick blog post on items that are increasing in price and some information about the transition to the new catalog.

-May 31 is the last day to order retiring products.  All are available “while supplies last” and some are on sale HERE.

-June 1 at 12pm mountain time (2 EST) the new catalog goes live.  Please be patient, as we almost always bog down the website the first day.

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-The popular Daisy Punch will be turned off June 1, because we demonstrators scarfed up the first 10,000 punches in less than a month during our preorder (#demoperk).  A fun tidbit of information – that is over a year’s supply for an average punch!  You can order the punch and bundle as soon as the next shipment arrives later in June – keep an eye out as the second shipment may sell out very quickly as well.

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TIP: Buying the demonstrator starter kit is always the best bargain.  It’s $99 for $125 in product of your choice with no obligation.  Free shipping too.  Another TIP – you can still order the Daisy Delight Punch or Bundle (stamp set and punch) in your kit before the number is turned off on June 1!  It will be backordered, but you will get the first shipment.  It’s easy to check out and sign up HERE.  Here’s how to view the new products you can choose from:

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Another TIP:  Ask me to set up a host code for you on June 1. Orders from family and friends will also count towards your total. You then get to pick from the awesome new host sets when you close in June with a total over $150.  If the total is over $350 you get the June special – an extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards (host dollars) on top of the usual 12%.  I figured out that this allows you to get one of each of the awesome new host sets.  Or anything else you like from the new catalog!

 

PRICE INCREASES

-Ink Refills by 50 cents each.  Now is the time to stock up HERE.

-Blender Pens are going up $2.  Click on the photo below.

-Butterflies Thinlits are going up $2.  Click on the photo below.

-Leaflets Framelits are going up $2. Click on the photo below.

Bundles that carry over will not be bundled in the new catalog.  Save 10% if you buy them now.  Click on the photos below.

ANOTHER TIPRetiring Bundles HERE may be cheaper if you purchase the stamp set and framelits separately (STAMPS, EVERYTHING ELSE)  instead of as a BUNDLE. Many are on sale until May 31.

-Another Stampin’ Up! Special – Paper Pumpkin is 25% off for new subscribers HERE.

Whew!  Lots happening in May and June.

As always, thank you for supporting my home business and let me know how I can serve you.

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

Price Increases – All Ink Refills plus:
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Eastern Palace

Filed under: Projects — May 24, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

I thought you might like to see closeups of my 3 Eastern Palace Class cards.

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The instruction sheet is free if you purchase the bundle from me (along with a free Host set that I will mail you).  Or you can get it at my ETSY shop.

There is only a few days left to get the Premier bundle with the free Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock and envelopes.  After June 1 you can get everything individually.  Did you get your new catalog yet?  I’m mailing them to everyone that makes a purchase from my online store and signs up for my newsletter.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Beautiful You

Filed under: Projects — May 22, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

It’s about time I posted my Beautiful You samples.  The stamp set will carry over to the new catalog, but some of the accessories I used will retire.   This popular stamp is versatile for many occasions and techniques.  There are more Beautiful You cards in this post.

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Today’s Tips:

-To make multiples of the last card, use a 12×12 sheet of the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut 3″ strips one way.  Then cut  4-1/2″ pieces.  The last shorter pieces you can use to stamp the dress and hat to fussy cut and add over the stamped image on the white panel.  This technique is called Paper Piecing.

-FREE WITH ANY PURCHASE from me – In May, using host code 26JA9K93 – A sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and lace doilies – both have sold out and are no longer available!  Order over $75 and I’ll also send you the Love You Lots hostess stamp set.  Order over $150 and keep the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself – I’ll still send you the freebies.

-Check out the Eastern Premier bundle below – the May special from Stampin’ Up!
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