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Blended Seasons Bundle

Filed under: Projects — August 18, 2018 @ 10:26 am

I’m finding that the Blended Seasons Bundle has no end of possibilities.  I think you are going to enjoy both the stamp set and dies for many seasons and many occasions.

Here are 2 of the projects that we are doing at my August Card Class (pdf project sheets are free with any order at my shop).

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You’ve seen this card before – it was my swap card for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Alaska. The fun thing about the Stitched Seasons dies, is that the stitch marks are on both sides of the cut.  So we will get 2 cards out of one run through the Big Shot!  And look what you can make from the leftover diecut piece –

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The holly stamp is made to fit perfectly on this die cut.  I just added some Designer paper, a banner and some red rhinestones.

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Click on the thumbnails below to see more about these products – available while supplies last!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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String Art Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — August 16, 2018 @ 10:16 am

I tried this string art technique a couple months back, Stampin’ Up style, and forgot to blog it.  This is a really messy but fun technique.

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  1. Cut a piece of Baker’s Twine and dip it in 1 or more colors of ink in sections.  Try not to get the twine too saturated.   Now that I’m thinking about it, I wonder if you could just drag your twine over an inkpad, holding it down with a bone folder.  That might be less messy – it would work if it gives you enough ink.

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2. Lay a piece of Whisper White Cardstock on top of an old phone or other book.  Lay down the string with one or 2 loops.  If you want to do two at once, lay down another piece of cardstock on top.  Close the book, hold tightly and pull the string out quickly.  It may even make a kid pleasing noise!

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You can use the same string to make a second and third rendering. Here are a few of my attempts. I think it looks better with less ink – what do you think?

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3. Stamp a sentiment on your dried panel.  Mount to a card base.  You can even use the twine on your project – just be sure it is dry first (unlike my sample)!

Here is the link to Stampin Up inkpads and ink refills.  Don’t forget to add some twine   .  If your order is over $50 in August, you’ll get a gift from me and a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up good in September.

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Stitched Seasons Tags

Filed under: Projects — August 14, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

I had just a few minutes last week to play with 3 new Holiday Catalog bundles that we were given on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip.  I used the Stitched Seasons Framelit dies (only available while supplies last) to make all the layers of the tags.  I’ll post more details about the tags when the catalog goes live September 5.  But I didn’t want you to miss out on the framelit dies if they sell out before then!

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And here are a couple of cards by Stampin’ Up using the Blended Seasons Bundle with both the stamp set and dies.

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I’ll post more ideas later, but you can see how versatile this bundle is.  I think it will be a favorite in your collection!  And remember – it’s bonus days, so at my shop you earn a coupon too!  Or get an even bigger discount by adding it to your demonstrator starter kit.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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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.

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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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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:

Glacier View

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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

Candy and Sara

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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.

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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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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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