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Carols of Christmas – Silver and Gold

Filed under: Projects — August 29, 2017 @ 5:09 pm

The kids are all back to school here and the fall crafting season has begun.

If you can’t wait  to order from the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog, I have some suggestions.

  1.  The Carols of Christmas bundle used on these 2 cards is available right now.
  2. Or if your wish list is longer, you can add any Holiday Catalog products that you want to your $99 demonstrator starter kit.  You can go up to $125 and get free shipping too.
  3. Contact me now to set up a host code for your online party for September.  There is a special stamp set that is free for hosts of orders over $300.  It looks pretty awesome and I can’t wait to share it with you in the near future.

Here is a silver and a gold card that I made with The Carols of Christmas Bundle.

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Do you see silver in 3 places?  I couldn’t decide on green or black trees, so I used both for a shadow effect.

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Looks like we have 3 kinds of gold on this card as well.  I love the new mini sequin trim.

Today’s Tips:

Add Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the die-cut panel so the flowers really pop.  Sponge the edges of both Crumb Cake panels with Crumb Cake ink for an antiqued look.

Click on the thumbnail photos below to check out the products I used.  Note:  I forgot to add Silver Foil Sheets  to the list – did you see the silver deer peeking out from the trees?

And it’s my 19th Stampin’ Up! anniversary, so check this post for a special from me.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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FREE CARDS

Filed under: Projects — August 25, 2017 @ 10:10 am

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Please help me celebrate my 19th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. It’s hard to believe that I have been designing cards for classes and swapping at Stampin’ Up events for 19 years! I have boxes and boxes of wonderful cards and card fronts in my collection.

But… I’m sure that if you make purchase at my website shop, I could part with some of them!

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So here’s the deal. Make a $40 or more purchase at my website shop before September 2 and I will send you 19 assorted cards/fronts from my collection. I know you will enjoy the cards to send or to keep for ideas. And I’ll be one step closer to earning the next incentive trip. My husband and I enjoyed our first incentive trip to Thailand this summer so much, that we can’t bear to miss the next one to Alaska.

There’s no better job in the world than being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (in my humble opinion)!

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While you are at my store, be sure to check out the new items on the Clearance Rack.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Paper Pumpkin kits

Filed under: Projects — August 24, 2017 @ 8:18 am

I haven’t posted about the Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin kits in a while.  I usually save mine for traveling, but I do like to take a peek when the red box arrives in my mailbox.

I loved the August kit so much…

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That I ordered a bunch of refills to make as gifts.   You can no longer get the full August kit.  But refills (without the stamps and ink spot) are available only for customers at my website shop, and only while supplies last.  There are also several past kits in the store that would be great for fall.   Here’s just one of them:

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And to make Paper Pumpkin even sweeter, there is a special deal just for new subscribers.  You can sign up here to get your first kit at half price!  You get a new crafting kit in the mail each month with stamp set and ink –  All ready to create.  It’s a fun retreat for yourself or to make with kids/grandkids or friends.  And it’s easy to suspend or cancel your subscription at any time.

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Hints from Stampin’ Up for the “exceptionally beautiful” September kit that you will get – it’s for people who “love fall most of all” and has a little “fall spice”.  So make sure you check it here out today!  This promotion ends on September 10, 2017.

Here are some alternate ideas for the August kit.

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And here’s the inspiration photo and the beautiful color combo for the Giftable Greetings kit, in case they will inspire your creativity today.

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 

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Happy Eclipse Day!

Filed under: Projects — August 21, 2017 @ 8:37 am

One of the projects I worked on at my craft retreat last weekend was a card for today’s solar eclipse.  We will just see a partial in my area, but this is what I imagined the sky could look like in the areas of the country that will see a total eclipse.

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Today’s Tips:

-Start by masking off a circle to make white space for the sun.

-Lots of sponging is key to this card.  I just kept laying on color, light to dark going away from the sun.   I ended with some black clouds.

-I also added some Whisper White sunbeams using the lighthouse beam stamp from High Tide.

-And cut from the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies,  a deer peeking out of the forest to watch the eclipse.

-To see product information, click on the thumbnail pictures below.  Thanks for supporting my home business!  I appreciate every order from my website shop.

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Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Craft Retreat and Daisy Punch

Filed under: Projects — August 18, 2017 @ 8:44 am

I’m heading out today for a weekend craft retreat.  It’s fun to get together with friends, not have to cook, and have time just for creative fun!  I should have lots more to share next week.

Here’s another Daisy Punch card that I made.  Aren’t these fun colors?  I wasn’t sure about the new In Color Lemon-Lime Twist at first, but I have been won over.

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Today’s tip:

For the best detail with the new Dynamic embossing folders, spritz lightly with water, then run through from both directions.  You only need one cutting pad, because the folders are extra thick.

Get product info by clicking on the thumbnail photos below.  And check out previous posts for lots more Daisy ideas.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Clearance Rack and Daisy Punch

Filed under: Projects — August 16, 2017 @ 8:43 am

Just thought you would want to know:

Dozens of new items have been added to the Clearance Rack, including some favorite designer papers, dies and punches.  This is just a partial screenshot:

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AND….The Daisy Punch is back on the Low Inventory List.  Which means if you are one of the few that doesn’t have it yet, now would be a good time to pick it up.

Here is another Daisy project.  My black-eyed susans are in full bloom right now, so this is an appropriate card for today.  And you, my readers and customers, brighten my day!

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Today’s Tip:

Stamp the daisy onto Crushed Curry Cardstock in Early Espresso ink and punch.  Cut in half and layer to make one flower.  Add an Early Espresso punched circle.

Click on the thumbnails below for product information.

And don’t forget my offer for the Carols of Christmas bundle while you are at the store.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle

Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

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Summer Catch Up

Filed under: Projects — August 14, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

While the pre-release of Carols of Christmas bundle was calling my name, I realized that there exist a bunch of forgotten cards that I made for my Delightful Daisy Suite series that are feeling rather left out of my blog.

But first, a commercial break – check out this Stampin’ Up! special for Paper Pumpkin.  I love taking my Paper Pumpkin with me when I travel.  I can’t wait to get the kit for my favorite season –  I’m envious that new subscribers can get it for half price!

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Back to Daisy Delight:  My first card just uses the stamped sentiment.   Strips of In Color cardstock are aligned in an interesting pattern.

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For the second card, I used the Tranquil Tulip set to make the background, Soft Sayings for the sentiments and a circle of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

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For the third card I added a jar from the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelit dies.   Sharing Sweet Thoughts, the Ronald McDonald house set for this year, would also be great for a Daisy in a jar.

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Today’s Tip:

See the shiny center on the daisy?  Just use the Fine tip Glue Pen.

Click on the images below to see product details.

Get your free Circle Latch Card tutorial with purchase of the Carols of Christmas bundle at my website shop.

More Daisy cards coming,

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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 Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Bundle

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Tranquil Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Soft Sayings Card Kit

Carols of Christmas

Filed under: Projects — August 10, 2017 @ 8:35 am

Have you ever taken a card completely apart and put it together again?  I wasn’t sure I liked how most of the ornaments from this Carols of Christmas card were covered by the large sentiment.

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Today’s Tip:

-Cut apart your sentiment for an entirely different look!

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Carols of Christmas

Filed under: Projects — August 8, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

I wish I had more time to play with this delightful bundle that has been pre-released by Stampin’ Up this month.  Here is one easy but glamorous card I have completed, backing the die cut panel with Glimmer Paper.

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Today’s Tip:

-Mount the top panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some space between the trees and the glimmer paper.  Add the Circle with Dimensionals too.  How could we live without Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Did you know they now come Mini too?

Click on any of the pictures below to see product details.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Carols of Christmas for Summer Cards

Filed under: Projects — August 2, 2017 @ 9:29 am

The Stampin’ Up! special for August is a pre-release of the Carols of Christmas Bundle.  I wanted to show how to use these holiday products for a summer card, so I paired it with the Colorful Seasons bundle from the Annual Catalog.

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I made two versions of this card.  The first one with a Color Theory DSP background and the second with a simple background of Sahara Sand Cardstock, adding the deer and drink diecuts.

Today’s Tips:

*You can purchase each of the stamp sets and die sets separately, but together they are bundled at 10% off.  Click on the photos below for product details.

*The Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals are a dream for adhering the small diecuts!

Happy Crafting,

Kim Wilson
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