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Designer Series Paper Happiness

Filed under: Projects — July 18, 2018 @ 2:22 pm

Happiness is a sale on Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I love the selections this year – they are all so different but so yummy.  I use DSP all the time for quick cards with a big punch.  And it’s so easy to select a perfect color combo with the matching cardstock and ink.

Waterfront is a top selling stamp set and it pairs nicely with 2 of my favorite Stampin’ Up! papers:  Tranquil Textures and Wood Textures.

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Check out all these products at my website shop, as well as the starter kit special under Join the Fun.

I’m heading on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska.  Thanks for supporting my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Designer Paper Sampler

Filed under: Projects — July 11, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

Have you seen the paper samplers that crafters have been making?  The Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper sale this month was a perfect time for me to try my hand at one.  And it was so much fun!

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My inspiration was from Patty Bennett – 2 outside layers (12″ and 10-1/2″ squares) from the Nature’s Poem DSP and 3″ squares for the inside.  Or, you can make these in any size.  Find a frame or shadowbox and it make the perfect gift! I played around with my squares and all the Nature’s Poem products until I was happy with the layout before adhering everything together.  I even made a card with a leftover square and diecut.

Stampin’ Up! DSP gives you the matching colors (package back and in catalog), so it was easy to choose ink and cardstock colors for the elements of the sampler.

Nature's Poem DSP

Today’s Tip:  The matching twine comes in 4 colors.  It is thick, but has 10 strands that can be separated into any number.

Nature's Poem twine

I combine a few strands of 3 colors for this knot:

Nature's Poem knot

Here are a couple more of the squares.

Nature's poem embellishment

Nature's Poem square

I hope this inspires you to try a sampler of your own with one of our beautiful Designer Series Papers.   Check out the sale in my shop.

You can also score a family of 10 inkpads when you join my team in July!  This is the best joining promotion I have seen in about 5 years, so don’t delay!

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Alaska Bound

Filed under: Projects — July 6, 2018 @ 10:15 am

In two weeks my husband and I will be boarding the Explorer of the Seas for Alaska!

Stampin’ Up! has a yearly incentive trip for two that you can earn.  You might remember my adventures in Thailand last year – I included tips for earning the trip in that post.  It is a lot of work, to get to that level – but there’s a lot of fun along the way too.

If you love to craft and love to travel, then Stampin’ Up might be a good fit for you.  But you have to start by Joining the Fun.   Even if you don’t earn the big trip, you can attend the twice yearly OnStage meetings.  They are so much fun and the next one is in Orlando Florida for the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!  You just have to be quick to register because spots go fast!    #funtrips #demoperk

Alaska packet

Now that I have you in the mood for traveling on the water, how about a sailboat outing using the new Lilypad Lake stamp set and Lakeside Framelits Dies.  This is one of the cards we made at my June Card Class. My team members get all the pdfs for my card class projects FREE.  Just another #demoperk for joining, along with the 10 free inkpads in July.

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For details about the products, click on the thumbnail photos at the bottom of this post.

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
Product List

Lilypad Lake Clear-Mount Bundle

$44.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00
Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50
In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write Markers

$15.00
Blueberry Bushel 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.75

July Card Class

Filed under: Projects — July 5, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

A quick post to let you know that the July Card Class event is up on Facebook and my Stampin’ Up website.  You will be learning several ways to add copper accents and exploring some tips for the collage technique.   If you are in the Erie, PA area join us for some crafty fun.  If you can’t attend and still want the project pdfs, just place any size order in my website shop this month.

****Remember, new Stampin’ Blends are in stock and there’s a sale on Designer Series Paper.

****By the way, my Team members have free access to all my project pdfs in our Facebook group.  Join in July and get 10 free inkpads!

Card Class, Stampin' Up, Varied Vases, Sea of Textures, Country Road

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

The Importance of Being Colorful – 7

Filed under: Projects — July 4, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

Happy 4th of July!  The colors for today are:

Happy 4th!  Stampin' Up, Red White and Blue

New Colors have arrived in the Stampin’ Up world!  Check them out with me this in this series on color.

FYI***All Stampin’ Blends Colors are now available in my store.

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FYI***The July Stampin’ Up! special is:  Buy 3 Get 1 Free Select Designer Series Papers.

Stampin Up Sale on Designer Series Paper

FYI***10 FREE Inkpads for joining the fun in July!

We may (or may not) be approaching the end of my series on Color.  After all, I’m all about the colors so we’ll be enjoying all the new combinations for many days to come!

If you are on the fence about joining Stampin’ Up!, let me put your reservations to rest:

***The time is NOW – a special like this doesn’t happen very often.  Ink pads are $7.50 each, so counting shipping and tax you are getting over $85 value for FREE besides the already discounted starter kit (you pay just $99 for $125 product of your choice).

***There is no obligation.  Use the demonstrator discount all for yourself (happy shopper), or start a small business to pay for your hobby or scale up to earn cash and rewards.

***I’m not creative, I don’t have time, I wouldn’t be good at this…..I have a demonstrator friend that turned EIGHTY YEARS OLD this week.  So yes, you can do this!

I’m here to help you all the way.  So now it’s time to decide.  Which Color Family are you going to pick for your free ink pad collection???

It’s easy to sign up online here.  Welcome to the Family!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy 4th – Celebrate with Stamping

Filed under: Projects — July 3, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

Where will you be sitting to watch fireworks tonight?  I just saw this fun layout in the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Facebook group and had to make it my own.   The Bokeh dots stamp set has a beautiful starry stamp perfect for fireworks.   I added some red and white layers reminiscent of stripes and the celebrate sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set.  The chair of course is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

 

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Today’s Tips:

-People have had some trouble inking up this new photorealistic stamp set.  Be sure that your ink pad is not too saturated.  You can press the ink down with an acrylic block.  There are two ways to ink up the stamp – lots of gentle tapping (and check to see that it is inked up).  Or like in the photo, just lay the stamp down on the ink and gently press.  There will be gaps and shadows that are built into the stamp itself – compare to the image in the catalog if you are unsure.   Be sure to cut extra cardstock so you can play around.  It is well worth the effort!

 Bokeh Dots

After all that work, you don’t want to mess up the sentiment.  So I used the Stamparatus to stamp first on a window sheet to make sure that I had it lined up straight.  Then I removed the window sheet and stamped my Bokeh Dots panel.  Hmm I wonder how it would work to stamp the Bokeh Dots directly with the Stamparatus – I didn’t think to try that.

Stamparatus

This is an awesome color combo for the 4th of July.  These colors will be lovely for many summer projects.

Note:  A card by Carol Lovenstein was my inspiration for my card.

Happy 4th! Stampin' Up, Red White and Blue

To see more about the products I used, click on any of the photos below.  Remember, we have 2 promotions going on in July – Designer Series Paper Sale and 10 free ink pads for joining.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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The Importance of Being Colorful – 6

Filed under: Projects — July 3, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

New Colors have arrived in the Stampin’ Up world!  Check them out with me this in this series on color.

FYI***All Stampin’ Blends Colors are now available in my store.

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FYI***The July Stampin’ Up! special is:  Buy 3 Get 1 Free Select Designer Series Papers

Stampin Up Sale on Designer Series Paper

FYI***10 FREE Inkpads for joining my team in July!

Perhaps you would like to choose the In Colors for your free Collection.  They include the 5 returning In Colors plus 5 bright new colors:  Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove.  These colors are a bouquet of hues that lend well to any project.  I think they are especially fun for summery cards like these and these.

In colors

Below are the products, all available in my store, used in these 3 cards by Stampin’ Up! artists.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Itty Bitty Greetings, One For All, and Sunny Days Stamp Sets; Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White Cardstock; In Color Designer Series Paper; Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine; Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Binder Clip; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Sequin Assortment; Gift Bag Punch; Triple Banner Punch; 2″ Circle Punch

The Importance of Being Colorful – 5

Filed under: Projects — July 2, 2018 @ 7:49 am

New Colors have arrived in the Stampin’ Up world!  Check them out with me this in this series on color.

FYI***All Stampin’ Blends Colors are now available in my store.

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FYI***The July Stampin’ Up! special is:  Buy 3 Get 1 Free Select Designer Series Papers

Stampin Up Sale on Designer Series Paper

FYI***10 FREE Inkpads for joining the fun in July!

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Regals Collection

Perhaps you might like to choose the Regals for your FREE INK PAD collection.  New colors are:  Shaded Spruce and returning Blackberry Bliss.  These royal colors bring a richness to any project.  I think this collection is perfect for fall and Christmas projects.   Here are 3 beautiful cards that you can re-create using the supplies listed below.

Regals

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Colorful Seasons, Stitched All Around, and Very Vintage Stamp Sets; Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Shimmery White, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Versamark Pad; Clear and White Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim; Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon; Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon; Silver Metallic Thread; Tranquil Textures Sprinkles; Big Shot™; Stitched Label Framelits™ Dies; Seasonal Layers Thinlits™ Dies; Darling Label, Starburst, and Triple Banner Punches

The Importance of Being Colorful – 4

Filed under: Projects — July 1, 2018 @ 9:40 am

New Colors have arrived in the Stampin’ Up world!  Check them out with me this in this series on color.

FYI***All Stampin’ Blends Colors are now available in my store.

FYI***The July Stampin’ Up! special is:  Buy 3 Get 1 Free Select Designer Series Papers – check them out in the store.

Stampin Up Sale on Designer Series Paper

FYI***10 FREE Inkpads for joining the fun in July!

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Subtle Collection

The Brights I showed yesterday are bold, but when you want something understated in its beauty and elegance, the Subtles collection gives you the exact colors you need.   New Colors are:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Balmy Blue and my favorites – Soft Seafoam and returning Mint Macaron.   You may want to choose the Subtles for your FREE INK PAD family in July.

Stampin Up, Subtles, new colors, free ink pads

These unique cards were made by Stampin’ Up! artists using the products below.  Check them out at my store!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

All Things Thanks, Beautiful Bouquet, Fabulous Flamingo, Pressed Flowers, and Swirly Bird Stamp Sets; Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Soft Seafoam, and Whisper White Cardstock; Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper; Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon; Nature’s Twine; Linen Thread; Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Big Shot™; Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Swirly Scribbles Thinlits™ Dies; Gift Bag Punch Board; Tailored Tag Punch; 1-3/4″ Circle Punch

The Importance of Being Colorful – 3

Filed under: Projects — June 30, 2018 @ 9:31 am

New Colors have arrived in the Stampin’ Up world!  Check them out with me this in this series on color.

FYI***All Stampin’ Blends Colors are now available in my store.

FYI***The July Stampin’ Up! special will be:  Buy 3 Get 1 Free Select Designer Series Papers

FYI***10 FREE Inkpads for joining in July!

Brights Collection

You can’t beat the Brights Collection for eye stopping colors.  And this collection is brighter than ever before with new colors:  Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, as well as returning Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Coastal Cabana.

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These unique cards were made by Stampin’ Up! artists using the products below.  Check them out at my store!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Banners for You, Better Together, Floral Statements, and Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Sets; Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, and Whisper White Cardstock; Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes; Mini Pizza Boxes; Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Versamark Pad; Clear and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Burlap Ribbon; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; True Gentleman Wood Buttons; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Big Shot™; Bunch of Banners and Stitched Shapes Framelits™; Petals and More Thinlits™; Leaf and Starburst Punches

 
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