Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Weekly Deals - Just For You!

Today's Weekly Deals project is a tag using the 2014-16 In-Color Markers.  I used the markers to quickly color the small elements on the tag. I have found when using a stamp that requires quite a bit of coverage such as the sentiment on this card, it is best to use the ink pad, rather than the markers, for optimal coverage. The markers work great to stamp less bold objects (unless you are going for a washed out or textured looking inking).  

Once I completed the stamping I went over all the elements with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen from the Occasions Catalog... I am so loving that thing!  Check out Shack Scraps on facebook where I shared a cool tip I learned as well as a Stampin' Up! video that details that very tip.

Finally, I hung a couple of the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons from the tag top so they would dangle down over the front of the tag. I finished the flower centers with Jewel Basic Pearls and sponged the Very Vanilla tag with a bit of Crumb Cake ink to match the Crumb Cake cardstock tag in the back. I love the look of layered tags, don't you!

Without further ado, here are the weekly deals for this week:

Don't forget, for every $50 you spend, you get FREE Sale-A-Bration items!  That stamp set used in the tag was a Sale-A-Bration set called Botanicals For You. There are some really amazing stamps in the Sale-A-Bration brochure... go take a look!

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Coming Soon....

  • #OneLittleTag Wednesday posts showcasing the tags I create each week.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My Heart Smiles - Weekly Deals Project

This week's weekly deals project focuses on two products from our weekly deals - the In Color Envelope Paper pack and the Hearts Border Punch.  I used the Watermelon Wonder striped envelope paper on a card rather than on an envelope to show that this product is extremely versatile. It makes  a gorgeous card and also will line the envelope to give you flawless coordination.

I also used the coordinating Dotted Lace Trim and a brand new stamp set as well as the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen from the Occasions catalog.  This card could easily be made using the "Something to Say" clear mount stamp set that is also available during this week's Weekly Deals. 

If you already own the in-color inks, you could easily throw together a quick $50 bundle using the weekly deals and a few other items to create a stack of these cards and qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  

Sale-A-Bration bundle: 
2015-2017 In-Color Envelope Paper*  
Hearts Border Punch*
Something To Say Stamp Set*
Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim
Whisper White Cardstock
Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
* items are Weekly Deals and only available at the price shown from January 12 - 18

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I'd fully recommend using the "big ways, small ways..." sentiment on the outside of the card and then put the "love you always!" sentiment on the inside.  Embellish with the scribbly heart stamp as well as the punched hearts to make this card utilize the deals even more! With every pack of the Envelope Paper, you will get two sheets of the striped Watermelon Wonder paper. Each card uses a 3x4" panel - giving you loads of cards from just one sheet!

Here's the rest of the Weekly Deals for this week:

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Did you know that one of the very best Perks of Sale-A-Bration is the incentive they give you when you join as a demonstrator?  Here's the deal:

Yup... that's right.  You get to pick any product you want to create your kit!  Why not pick up the bundle I shared above and use it to host your first workshop? 

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year - its time to Sale-A-Brate!

Check out the weekly deals this week.

With the Honeycomb Hello stamp set you can create many different combinations of projects. It coordinates with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die. The stamp images and sentiments are small enough to fit in the hexagon shapes. 

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Our Occasions catalog also goes live today and lasts through May 31. Download the digital catalog today and start making your wishlist ASAP! 

My favorite new product in the Occasions catalog is the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pens.  These work wonderfully to add a hint of shimmer to your stamped images.  I find I use them ALL the time.

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For every $50 you spend - from either Annual or Occasions Catalogs, you automatically qualify for a free item from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure - its the ONLY way to get these exclusive products! 

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To help you optimize your shopping during Sale-A-Bration I have created a handy shopping list planner for you.  To use this tool, just list the items you wish to buy in the purple section along with price, then add up each item (similar to a check register) and when your total reaches $50, or mulitples of $50, add an item to the blue section from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Then, when you are all done, take your total cost and plan your Stampin' Rewards!  

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thankful Balloons - Weekly Deals 12/29/2015

Thankful Balloons - Weekly Deals Project for 12/29/2015

Amazing Birthday is an awesome stamp set. And this week you can pick it up on sale as part of our Weekly Deals. There is one sentiment in particular within the Amazing Birthday stamp set that I want to focus on with my project today - and that is the Thankful banner flag stamp.  I want to point out to you just how wonderful this particular sentiment in this set goes with one of the new birthday sets from the up-coming occasions catalog - the Balloon Celebration.  

I created this card specifically to give to a co-worker who's last day is coming up, thanks to downsizing, at our company.  I hate that she is leaving us, as she has been not only my co-worker, but also a trainer and mentor to me.  She isn't too distraught about moving on as she had planned to retire soon anyway - but I still want to show her that I am so very thankful to her for all she has done for me.  I know I have spent countless hours asking her question after question about creating ads and fixing issues within PDF's and such. She has so much patience and is so sweet! I am so very sad to see her go. I hope this card lets her know she will always be thought of with good and positive thoughts.

For this card I used Amazing Birthday stamp set, Balloon Celebration (coming in January), the Balloon Bouquet punch (coming in January) Cherry On Top DSP stack, Pool Party and Basic Black cardstock, and the Archival Black ink pad. Here's how I did it:
  • I started off with a card base in Pool Party measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half.  Next I cut my Basic Black cardstock down to 4" x 5 1/4" and my DSP stack piece at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". I layered those two pieces together and mounted them on the card base, centered.
  • Next I cut a piece of basic black to 2 5/8" x 4 3/8" and a piece of whisper white to 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" then stamped the balloon bouquet string from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Archival Black ink onto the whisper white piece. Then I layered that piece on top of the basic black piece and adhered them to the card front. 
  • Using the Basic Black Archival and the Cherry On Top DSP stack, I chose a few random patterns and stamped and punch 3 of each size of balloon. I arranged these beginning with the large balloons and working my way toward the smaller balloons. I adhered the large ones with my SNAIL and the small ones with dimensionals. 
  • Using the Thankful banner stamp, I stamped this on a piece of Pool Party scrap with the Archival Black ink and fussy cut around the banner.  Then I fussy cut another banner in the Basic Black cardstock and the background print I chose for the main front layer. I adhered the banner pieces together, alternating the un-stamped banners diagonally. Then I adhered them to the front of the bouquet strings.
Don't you think that banner goes really well with the Balloon Celebration stamp set???  Its so sketchy looking, just like the balloon outlines!  Perfect match!

Weekly Deals (while supplies last)

The deals this week would so totally go well together following the ideas from my card above. You could easily use the ornate tag topper punch in place of the whisper white focal piece on my card front. Additionally, you could mount it over a piece of plain cardstock, instead of DSP, embossed in one of the fun frames embossing folders. Finally, you could use the fine tip glue to glue the Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine over the black balloon strings that were stamped. Of course, you would need to order these supplies this week and then order the Balloon Celebration stamp set bundled with the Balloon Bouquet punch next week when the Occasions Catalog is live.

So go ahead, order your deals today!

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