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Share What You Love

Filed under: Projects — May 16, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

I have some more cards to share with you using the beautiful Share What You Love suite of products.  The best part about getting these as an early release, are the freebies that you can get in the various bundles.  Check them out at my shop.

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These 2 cards were CASED from my friend and team member Brenda.  You can check out her blog here.  We had fun making these cards at our last craft retreat.  This is a perfect time for you to join my team as well.  You get to start off with a brand new annual catalog and choose new products in your kit.  Check it out here.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 

Love What You Do

Filed under: Projects — May 14, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

My Card Class tomorrow will feature the Love What You Do stamp set and the early release bundles from the Share What You Love Suite.  My favorite part of this suite is the beautiful pearlized designer paper.  Instructions for these class cards are free for anyone who purchases from me this month.

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Today’s tip:

If you have a bunch of little die cuts, or in this case fussy cut flowers, that you have arranged just so – how do you adhere to your project without losing your placement? To the rescue – Press N Seal. Just lay a small piece across your arrangement, pick it up and add liquid glue to the back, then place. Carefully remove Press N Seal.

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Check out the early release bundles that are available only in May at my shop.  Don’t forget the clearance rack and the Last Chance Products.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Barn Door

Filed under: Projects — May 11, 2018 @ 4:12 pm

The Barn Door stamp set and Sliding Door Framelit Dies have been favorites with my customers.  I’m so glad they will carry over into the new Annual Catalog (although not at the discounted bundle price).   Here are a few tips for making a slider card.

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Watch the video below to see how to assemble the card with washers.  I have also seen people use buttons or pennies.  For my card above, I used rectangles of Window Sheet.  The door still slides nicely and it is much lighter.  Cut 4 pieces of window sheet 1/2″ x 2″.  Sandwich a piece of adhesive strip between each pair and attach to the door.  They slip easily into the die cut slots (add your stamped panel first).

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Just add a few more strips of the adhesive strips and mount on a card base.  It’s pretty easy to complete, and fun to decorate with the different wreath stamps.

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Above is another card I made with the Barn Door Bundle.  The insides of this trifold card use the Waterfront stamp set to make a  scene.

 

I hope you enjoy the Barn Door bundle as much as I have.  The clickable links are below.  And check out my store for last chance retiring products and some nice clearance items.  Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter too.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Charming Cafe

Filed under: Projects — May 7, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

ADDED:  Several of the retiring Die sets just went on sale, including Cafe Builder.  Check out the Last Chance Discounts at my shop.

The last couple weeks of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions and Annual catalogs are winding down.  Here’s a fun retiring bundle that might not have caught your attention yet.  The Charming Cafe stamp set and Cafe Builder Framelits make a fun trifold card.  Just look at the sweet table setting and window in this set.

I’m also giving some last love to Sweet Sugarplum which is a retiring In Color.  It is a nice pink, almost purple depending on the color combo and lighting.

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Today’s Tips:

-The framelit opening is not bidirectional, so make sure you cut it from the front side (unlike my sample).

-Choose your lightest Stampin’ Write markers for coloring.
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Share What You Love

Filed under: Projects — May 1, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

Stampin’ Up is celebrating the 30th anniversary with an early release of a new suite of products – Share What You Love.  I have been playing with the new stamp sets, paper and embellishments all month.  #demoperk

The 30 anniversary jewel is pearl, so both the paper and the doilies are pearlized- so shiny and fun.

Here is an easy Z fold card that I made, with instructions below.

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The Pretty Label punch pairs perfectly with the new Pearlized Doilies.

Easy Z fold card Instructions:

Cut an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 card base.  Score at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8. DSP panels are 1-7/8 x 5-1/4.

Here’s another easy note card by Stampin’ Up! introducing one of the new In Colors:  Grapefruit Grove.

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Today’s Tips:

-I stepped it up a notch by adding a panel of Old Olive cardstock.

-I stamped the flower image twice.  The sentiment panel hides the overlapping stems.

-Remember to stamp off the solid stamp to get a lighter color.  Stamp off the leaves too, so you get different shades of Old Olive.  So easy and beautiful.

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I know you will love this suite just like I do.  The only way to get these products early  is to purchase one of 3 bundles – Just Getting Started, A Little More Please, Gotta Have it All.  Each bundle has some freebies with it too – only in May!  You can also purchase the new In Color Inkpad bundle for 10% off.  Everything is here at my shop.  Or you can add the first or second bundle to your demonstrator starter kit here for an even greater discount with free shipping.

These new products have been so popular that some are in Low Inventory Status.  So grab them today or you may have to wait a while!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Fresh Florals

Filed under: Projects — April 30, 2018 @ 7:03 pm

The Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack is on the Stampin’ Up! Low Inventory List.  I’ve been checking the list every day to see what favorites might sell out before the catalog period is over.  One of my favorite demo perks is being in the know about what’s happening and what’s coming up in the Stampin’ Up! world/

Here are all the colors of this pretty paper.  These 5 In Colors will carry over and we will get 5 new In Colors plus a bunch more in the Color Revamp.  The Daisy Delight stamp set will be carried over to the next catalog, but will not be bundled with the punch for the 10% off bundle price.

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Here is a card I made last year with this paper and the Tranquil Tulip stamp set (also retiring).

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Today’s Tip:  Use a vellum tag if you don’t want to cover up the pretty images underneath.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Myths & Magic

Filed under: Projects — April 26, 2018 @ 1:20 pm

One of my favorite Stampin’ Up! Suites, Myths & Magic, is retiring.  I had so much fun making these table favors for our Craft Retreat.   I’m sure you can think of lots of fun events that warrant a little “magic”!

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Paper Bag Favors –

Take any size paper bag and cut the top off.  Cut your Designer Series Paper to fit a panel on the front and one on the back.  Be sure to fold the bag bottom so it can still open.  Add a stamped trading card with a mini clothes pin.  I just stamped on scraps of different colored cardstock before die-cutting the mermaids, knights, wizards and dragons.  So simple!

Trading cards measure 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches.  You can get 10 out of one sheet of cardstock.  Cut the long ways one strip at 3-1/2 and 2 strips at 2-1/2.  And then cut the other way accordingly.

The MYTHS & MAGIC DSP is on the LOW INVENTORY LIST.  Grab some before it is gone (link in the product list).  It’s a specialty paper so is nice and heavy with some sweet glittery images.  Have fun making something full of sparkle and charm!

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Recipe:  Magical Day and Party Hat Birthday Stamp Sets; Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White Cardstock; Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper; Copper Foil Sheet; Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Ink; Berry Burst, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads®; VersaMark® Pad; Silver Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter; Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon; Silver Baker’s Twine; Silver Metallic Thread; Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot™; Lots to Love Box, Magical Mates, and Stitched Shape Framelits™ Dies; Blender Pen; Pinewood Planks Designer Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder; Best Badge Punch, Ticket Tear Punch, 1/8″ Circle Punch

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale

Filed under: Projects — April 25, 2018 @ 7:12 am

Great deals on older Paper Pumpkin kits and refills began today. You don’t need to be a subscriber to take advantage of up to 75% off from Stampin’ Up!  And, if you are a subscriber, the latest You are My Anchor refill kit is now available.  It is so cute!  The full Heartfelt Love Notes Kit is also now available.

I enjoy taking Paper Pumpkin kits with me as I’m traveling – everything is included.  But it is also fun to take the pieces and come up with something entirely new.  Be sure to check out the Facebook Group – Paper Pumpkin Fan Club and the Pinterest page for Paper Pumpkin for lots of fun projects.

I thought the Banner Surprise refill with it’s gold letters would be great for scrapbooking.  The test tubes from the Something Good to Eat refill would be nice favors for any occasion – just turn the tags over.  Have fun coming up with your own ideas!

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 

Craft Retreat

Filed under: Projects — April 23, 2018 @ 4:08 pm

My Stampin’ Up! team held a fun and relaxing craft retreat last weekend at Edinboro Camp and Retreat Center.

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Got the Paper, Pizza and Pillow!

I was in the mood for scrapbooking my 80’s photos after celebrating the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! earlier in the month.  It was so fun to recall people and events from my life decades ago.  A weekend retreat was the perfect time to spread out and really dig into my project with friends around for conversation and encouragement.  Be sure you are on my mailing list to find out about our next retreat in the Erie, PA area.

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I should have had the photos out of these old yellowing magnetic albums a long time ago!  And I should have done a better job of journaling.  Fortunately I did write down dates and places, so that was a big help.  I got through 2 old albums and just kept the best photos – resulting in 28 quick pages – nothing fancy.  And I should have room for many more in this Stampin’ Up! album ( link at the bottom of this post).  I usually like to do pocket pages, but with the old photos being smaller, I did traditional.  Both types of pages fit in the album and can be easily intermixed.  I love the journaling cards from Memories and More to add quick accents.

Here are a few more photos from our retreat.

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Michelle F, Paula and Heather went to town on their pages while Joanne stamped up a storm of beautiful cards.

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Sue, Lynda, Roxanne, Pam and Brenda were also hard at work.  And Michelle K. is way in the background – she claims  cooking is her craft.   We sure enjoyed some delicious food throughout the weekend.  And Pastor Blair (camp director) and his wife stopped in frequently to make sure we had everything we needed. (I forgot to take a photo).    They sure have the gift of hospitality.

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Me, Karen and Brenda celebrate our finished albums, then its time to pack up and head home.   Making memories while preserving memories – what a joy and blessed weekend it was.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Clearance Rack and Snow

Filed under: Projects — April 17, 2018 @ 9:37 am

In honor of the Clearance Rack update today, we have snow!

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.My monthly card class is today and I am ready – except for shoveling the driveway.  Here in Erie, PA winter is never ending this year.

It’s coming down like Christmas, and favorites from the Holiday Catalog are 60% off!  My favorite is the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  And some favorite paper too – like Painted Autumn and Merry Little Christmas.  Catch them soon, available while supplies last at my website shop.

Happy crafting,

Km Wilson

 
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