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The Importance of Being Colorful – 2

Filed under: Projects — June 29, 2018 @ 1:30 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.

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!

 Neutrals

The Neutrals Collection is probably my most used color family, and now it is better than ever.  Four new colors join this collection –  Merry Merlot, Gray Granite, returning Mossy Meadow and moving Night of Navy.  These colors are so versatile and prove that neutral does not equal boring!

Neutrals, Stampin' Up, New Colors

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

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Bella & Friends, Coffee Cafe, and Graceful Garden Stamp Sets; Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper; Vellum Cardstock; Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pads®; StazOn Pad; Versamark Pad; White Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon; Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon; Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Metallics Sequin Assortment; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot™; Coffee Cup Framelits™ Dies

The Importance of Being Colorful – 1

Filed under: Projects — June 28, 2018 @ 1:38 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.

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!

When I first saw Granny Apple Green, I knew I would have to recreate this colorful shirt of mine:

Stampin Up Color Inspiration

So paired with Night of Navy and the favorite Daisy Delight stamp set, here we go.  Do you see some other new products?

IMG_2531 Daisy Delight

Today’s Tips:

-Stamp off for a lighter background.

-Texture your cardstock with the new Subtle Embossing Folder.

-Curl the top daisy petals down with a bone folder – use a Stampin’ Dimensional between the punched flowers.

Check out the products below and thanks for joining me today.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Love What You Do

Filed under: Projects — June 25, 2018 @ 9:05 am

These just may be my last 2 cards using the Share What You Love suite by Stampin’ Up.  First is the make n take card we did at the last OnStage meeting.  Make and Takes are a fun part of every Stampin’ Up! gathering.  The next OnStage will be in Orlando in November – I hope you can join me there.  Registration begins in August and will fill quickly, so why not purchase your demonstrator starter kit today?

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Today’s Tip:  A layer of vellum cardstock and some pearls add interest to the above card.

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Today’s Tip:  Cut all but one inch off your card base.  Then when the card is open you can see the other side of this gorgeous Designer Series Paper.  Tuck in an embossed silver panel for even more glitz.

Here’s another quick tip:  I often do not stamp envelopes when I make my card samples.  So what to do when I actually want to mail some of my cards? I do hate to send a naked envelope!  To save time, I have mounted these 3 stamps from the Make a Difference stamp set onto an acrylic block and store it in my desk for a quick envelope fix.  You could do the same thing with some of the other stamps for a “back of the card” fix.  This set includes a copyright stamp so you can sell your cards too.

Make a Difference

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Make a Difference

Filed under: Projects — June 22, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

The Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart gives inspiration to the stamp sets in this beautiful Suite of products (Share What You Love) in honor of the 30th anniversary.  The Make a Difference stamp set is awesome for creating your own sentiments, envelope decor and back of the card acknowledgments.  The alphabet letters stamp nicely together to make a flowing script.

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Today’s Tips:

-Stamp the letters individually so that they connect.  If making multiples, use the Stamparatus or alternate letters on the blocks.

-Check out the nice layout for using up scraps!  This suite includes a pretty embossing folder too.

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Here’s another nice layout for scraps.  This complete sentiment is included in the Love What You Do stamp set.  You can see how the font matches the Make a Difference Alphabet set that I used in the first card.  And isn’t the color combo pretty too?

Share What You Love

This suite is a must have for the Stampin’  Up fan!  Check out all the suites in the new Annual Catalog.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Share What You Love

Filed under: Projects — June 18, 2018 @ 12:48 pm

I found a few more samples using products from the “Share What You Love” Suite.  In celebration of Stampin’ Up 30th Anniversary, the pearlized paper and other accessories are just gorgeous.  These laser cut labels are from the embellishment kit.  The kit comes in a pretty keepsake box too!

Share What You Love, Stampin' Up!

 love what you do, Stampin' Up!

Today’s Tip:  Add a pearl in each tag corner.  Mount tags with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To order any of these products, check out the links below.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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New In Colors

Filed under: Projects — June 13, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

I finally finished my card series for the new In Colors.  These vibrant colors are perfect for summer projects.  Details about this card layout are in this post.  A Designer Series Paper sale is coming in July, but it does not include this In Color DSP, so go ahead and pick up the ribbon, paper, cardstock, ink and markers today at my shop.  Be sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to catch the details of the July sale.

Stampin' Up, In Colors, Stitched All Around

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Daisy Delight

Filed under: Projects — June 6, 2018 @ 9:45 am

Even an old favorite like Daisy Delight looks fresh when you add some new colors to the mix (Shaded Spruce and Mango Melody along with returning Melon Mambo and Night of Navy).  This is just one of the cards for my next class. Update your color collection at my website shop – see links below.

Stampin' Up, Daisy Delight

Daisy Delight class

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy New Stampin’ Year!

Filed under: Projects — June 4, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

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How many of you have had time to look through the new catalog?  What are your favorite new products?  My customers should have received one from me in the mail.  If you didn’t get one, contact me.  You can also get the pdf HERE and of course see all the products HERE in the store.

The only items not available at the moment are the new colors in Stampin’ Blends.  The older colors ARE now available again after a long backorder.  They have been very popular!

One of my favorite new sets is Animal Outing.  I have been busy with yard work, now that it is finally spring here in Erie.  But back in April when we still had snow, I went to a crop and used this fun set and my Stampin’ Blends to create card panels.  As you can see, I have yet to make them into cards – but that is a project for another day.

Animal Outing

Today’s Tips:

Stampin’ Blends come in 2 colors for perfect shading.

You can purchase the Animal Outing stamps and matching dies separately or together as a bundle for 10% off.  Click on the images below to get to my shop.

I was given this set at the last Stampin’ Up! OnStage.  You can go to fun meetings and get a discount on all your new products too.  So if your shopping list is long – just Join the Fun!

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson
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Stitched All Around

Filed under: Projects — May 29, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

The Stitched All Around bundle is one that demonstrators can preorder.  The dies make beautiful labels.  I can’t wait to see what everyone makes with these.  I like to showcase the new In Colors each year with a set of 5 monochromatic cards.  Here is what I have done so far with a fun layout that also looks good turned 90 degrees.

stitched all around

I used 2 punches – Banner Triple and the new Detailed Trio to round 2 corners. The DSP is 3 x 4-3/4 so you can get 2 out of each 6×6 piece.  You might also note the new ribbon in all 5 colors.  This set of new colors is so fun and vibrant – be sure to visit my store after June 1, 2pm mountain time to get in your first order.  Or sign up today and you can add them to your preorder like I did!

We had such a short spring, that I’ve been spending most of my free time catching up on yard work, rather than crafting. Maybe next week I can finish the other 3 colors!

This weekend is our local demonstrators Annual Crafty Garage Sale.  If you are not far from Erie, PA, come and check it out.  Pick up your  beautiful new catalog too!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Favorite Layout

Filed under: Projects — May 22, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

Here’s a favorite card layout of mine using the beautiful new Share What You Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up.  You can get 9 cards out of one 12×12 sheet with this versatile layout!

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Today’s Tips:

First cut the DSP into 4×4 squares.  You can just eyeball a diagonal cut.  Or measure a dot equal distance from each side and cut between.  Here I used 3/4 inches (one inch or 1-1/4″ also work well).  I placed a doily and sentiments on top of the gap.  This layout also looks great if you stamp a sentiment directly on the cardstock between the DSP sections.

Right now you can purchase these products as a bundle at my shop.  Starting on June 1, they can be purchased individually.

Did you get your beautiful new catalog yet?  I will post a link on June 1, but if you are my customer and want a mailed copy, contact me.  Be sure you are subscribed to my newsletter too.

***FRIDAY MAY 25 is the last day that retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available to order.  Don’t miss out on favorites like Rose Wonder and Magical Day!

New AC Selfie

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 

 
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