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Behind the Scenes – 2

Filed under: Projects — August 6, 2018 @ 7:41 am

I like to take a photo or two of the process while I’m creating a project.  Here are a few I found in my files.

Before this,

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was this:

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Today’s Tip:  I wanted to make multiples of this easy layout, so I stamped the vases tipped slightly onto strips of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then it was easy to punch out just the one vase without any waste.

Stampin Up, Varied Vases

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Here are the specials for August.  (And Would You Like Ink With That?)

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Paper Pumpkin

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Color Your Season

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Behind the Scenes

Filed under: Projects — August 4, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

I like to take a photo or two of the process while I’m creating a project.  Here are a few I found in my files.

Before this,

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was this:

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I used the Stamparatus for placement on all 3 designs.  The first one I also used the masking technique to combine the 3 animals.  The second one I also stamped on the silicone mat to make the mirror image of the giraffe.

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And the finished cards are here. The Stamparatus was key to both placement and to making multiples.  I was able to crank these out quickly and spend some fun time coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

And here’s another technique you can do with the Stamparatus called wreath building.

You can make a template by tracing squares on a window sheet.  Or here, I used square framelit dies to make a template from the heavy backing paper from a package of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper.

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I kept one square insert and traced a circle on it.  That made a good guide to place my stamps on the 4 surfaces of the Stamparatus.  I removed this insert to stamp, leaving 8 “spots” to rotate the stamped piece through.  And here are my finished wreath cards, using a couple of the newest Embossing Folders as backgrounds.

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Stampin Up, Varied Vases

And here’s a cute card made by my friend and team member, showing that your wreath doesn’t have to be made of flowers!

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I hope you will agree that the Stamparatus is an essential tool for your stamping projects!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Here are the specials for August.  (And Would You Like Ink With That?)

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Paper Pumpkin

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Color Your Season

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Bonus Days
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Stampin’ Up! Alaska Trip

Filed under: Projects — August 1, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

Thanks Stampin’ Up! for an awesome cruise for 2 to Alaska!  Here are some highlights from the trip:

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Spending time with my family (we brought the kids along) and seeing amazing glaciers and beautiful scenery.

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Being first to get the new Holiday Catalog.

Stampers Base Camp

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Hanging out in Stampers Base Camp with other demonstrators, the corporate team, project displays and lots of candy.

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The Share Fair with demonstrations and fun ideas with new products.

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Incredible pillow gifts and prizes every day.

thanks Stampin Up

I never thought that I would be able to earn an Incentive Trip from Stampin’ Up, but if an introvert like me can do it – anything is possible!  God has blessed me in this creative journey for almost 20 years and I am so grateful.  Contact me with any questions you have about how Stampin’ Up! can meet your creative and personal needs.  The demonstrator discount and other perks are awesome, but the friendships and personal fulfillment are my top reasons for being a part of this awesome company.

And finally, there are lots of specials going on in August so stay tuned for more fun crafting projects this month and check out my shop for fun products.  (PS you can add the Dashing Deer Bundle and other holiday products to your demonstrator starter kit, so why not join the fun)?

Stampin Up Bonus Days

It’s a great time to get a few of your favorite bundles – get host benefits too if the order is over $150.

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This new bundle has stitch marks on both sides of the dies – you’ve been asking for them!  And the images are perfect for all seasons – this photo has some summer/spring projects.  I’ll be posting some beautiful fall and winter projects too.

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Only until August 10 – Here’s my Paper Pumpkin link – you won’t want to miss this kit!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Below are direct links to the products only available in August.   You will get a $5 bonus coupon to use in September for ordering the bundle in August!
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Blended Seasons

Filed under: Projects — July 30, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

July Stampin’ Up! Specials are almost over.  The Designer Series Paper sale is one of my favorite times.  I like to stock up on my favorites, and this year it was almost all of them!  Petal Promenade is just a gorgeous set of rose paper that you can use for many occasions. Don’t forget to pick up some Peace Rose postage stamps to mail your cards.  Here I just added a simple vellum overlay and a stamped diecut sentiment wrapped in rose metallic thread.

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The sentiment, floral stamp and stitched diecut are a sneak peek for you of the August Special. This bundle is only available in August while supplies last (or now if you choose it in your demonstrator starter kit when you Join the Fun.)  There is also a new set of watercolor pencils that will be available again in an upcoming catalog.

Check out Stampin’ Up! products at my website shop, as well as the starter kit ink pad 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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My Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip Swap Card

Filed under: Projects — July 27, 2018 @ 2:32 pm

A part of almost every Stampin’ Up! event is swapping card ideas and a service project.  This year for the Alaska cruise we are collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of Juneau.  I thought this backpack was a good Stampin’ Up! new In Color.

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So if you like this color, you might want to pick the In Color family for your free inkpad collection here.

My swap card gives you a sneak peek at the Stampin’ Up August special.   Do you remember the Thoughtful Branches bundle from a couple years ago?  Well, our artists have created another outstanding stamp set and matching dies.  This one is called Blended Seasons with great seasonal images to color with….a long awaited new set of Watercolor Pencils!  The coordinating Stitched Seasons framelits dies make stitches on both sides of the cut – a first for Stampin’ Up!  This bundle is only available in August while supplies last (or now if you choose it in your demonstrator starter kit when you Join the Fun.)  The watercolor pencils will be available again in an upcoming catalog.

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The Stamparatus was a huge help in creating this card.  First I made a template of the diecut.  Then I laid down a piece of window sheet for stamping on, to get both stamps lined up perfectly.

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Then I removed the window sheet and stamped one piece after the other.  It’s so fast having 2 plates to use!  And each plate can rotate for 2 more surfaces!  Check out the Stamparatus here.

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Check out Stampin’ Up! 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

 

 

 

Designer Series Paper – Animal Expedition

Filed under: Projects — July 23, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

Another one of my favorite Stampin’ Up papers is Animal Expedition.  All the zoo animals are so darn cute.  And you don’t need much time to make these cards, because you don’t want to cover up the darling paper.

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This cute leaf ribbon is part of this suite of products too.  No stamping at all on this card!

The last 2 cards use some panels that I colored a long time ago with the Blends alcohol markers and the Animal Outing stamp set.  A bit of the Animal Expedition paper and some embellishment was all it took to finally complete the cards.

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Stampin' Up, animal outing

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

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

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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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.

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

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

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Here are a couple more of the squares.

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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

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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
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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

 
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