Tuesday, September 15, 2015

With Sympathy... Weekly Deals for Sept 15-21

With Sympathy

My card today was designed with a close family friend in mind. Her step-father passed away yesterday and she has been on my mind a lot the last few days. He was like a great grandfather to my children and he will be dearly missed. 

In this card I used three of our weekly deal items - the fringe scissors, the butterfly thinlits, and the whisper white satin ribbon. I used the stamping off method for some of the background fern leaves and the yellow floaty flowers. My color choices today were Crumb Cake for the card base and Crushed Curry for the butterflies and background layer. Mossy Meadow for the fringed grass on the front and the ink for the fern and sentiment.  I used 1/2" increments to create my layers for a non-standard look.

Weekly Deals - September 15-21

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I hope you enjoyed today's card.  There are lots of great values in the deals today. My favorite this week would have to be the min treat bag thinlits die. Its truly a great value at the full price - so its an even better value at the deal price. You won't want to miss out on this one!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

You're In My Thoughts... Weekly Deals September 8-14

Weekly Deals - September 8 - 14

Hello fellow stampers! It has been a while since I have created a post and shared a card. It's been equally as long since I have crafted. I spent the last month and a half in the process of moving. I am extremely happy to be back to crafting and back to sharing.  Bare with me as I get back into the groove of blogging. For now, I am focusing on a minimum of my weekly deals post - with a project or two using those deals.  So, without further ado... here are the deals for this week!

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You're In My Thoughts

I chose to use the Best Thoughts Hostess set for this card because I wanted my readers to know that you were in my thoughts during my move and while I have been setting up my craft room. I can't wait to complete my final organization of my new room. It is coming together, slowly. I expect to be able to share a video tour at some point.

This card came together fairly quickly. I used the focal image from the stamp set to create a subtle background by stamping it multiple times on my basic gray card front using Smoky Slate ink. Then I stamped the sentiment near the bottom right corner using Memento Black ink. Next I layered a 1 1/4" glimmer paper strip over the image. Then I used a 2-inch strip of Smoky Slate card stock, cut down to 4" and punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. I stamped the focal image on the strip, attached a single strip of washi tape from the Everyday Chic Washi Tape pack. I used blender pens to color the image with Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow ink and carefully outlined the lines with their corresponding Stampin' Write Markers. Finally, attach a ribbon to the top, tied by the 1/8 inch silver ribbon, then attach with Stampin Dimensionals to the front of the card at an angle.

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I hope you have enjoyed today's weekly deals card share... I had fun making it. This is only my 2nd card every created in my new craft room. I can't wait to host my first real class in my craft room! Happy stampin'.  

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekly Deals July 7

Get this weeks Weekly Deals before they are gone. Products are limited and last week many sold out on the first day, so don't delay! Check out the video below for how to use the hamburger box bigz die.

Specials And Events....

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Mustang Monday - Cherry Cobbler

We are kicking off the week this week with Cherry Cobbler as our Mustang Monday Color of the Week. Cherry Cobbler is such a yummy deep red... perfect for a 1992 Mustang Convertible... While I am calling this car Cherry Cobbler in color -  the actual color name given it by Ford was Wild Strawberry Red.

This car was taken from the mustang attitude website. View more images of this car here.

In addition to the pretty "Cherry Cobbler" Mustang above, I also have a couple of Cherry Cobbler paper projects to share as well.  These projects use a combination of both current and retired Stampin' Up! products. I chose to blend the two because of a special clearance rack/weekly deal promotion that is on-going. Here are the promotion details:

  • Dates: June 30-August 3, 2015
  • There will be extra Weekly Deals up to 30% off retail and extra Clearance Rack items up to 60% off retail.
  • Newly added Clearance Rack items will be added and will remain in the Clearance Rack sections while supplies last and will not be removed at the end of the promotion.
  • Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices. 
As you can see, this summer is the BEST time to pick up your supplies. Even if you take a summer off from crafting, you won't want to miss these deals. The best part of the clearance rack - it has a ton of retired Christmas supplies! Throughout the month of July, I will be sharing only Christmas projects - so this worked out great for me - and it can work out great for you! Let's work together to get our Christmas gifts and cards made early!

These are two of the items I created using the Trim the Tree designer series paper. The mini gift bag is a cinch to make. Just take a piece of card stock or DSP measuring  6x4 1/2. Then place your DSP on the Simply Scored board with the 6 inch side up. Score at 2 1/2 and 3 1/2, then turn 90 degrees and score at 1 and 3 1/2. Cut both score lines, the 2 1/2 and the 3 1/2 on the 6 inch side up to the 1" or 3 1/2" score line from the 4 1/2" side.  Then add adhesive to the small flaps and one long rectangular flap on both 6" sides.  Put the middle flap on first - attaching it to the longer flap that has adhesive on it. Then repeat with both sides. Stamp your Happy Holidays  or Holiday Cheer stamp set and punch out with the Artisan or Label Bracket punch. Then layer it over a piece of silver glimmer paper punched with a 1 3/4" circle. Punch hole in the bag to create closure. Pinch the sides a little and that's it.

Please note that some of the retired product I used is NOT in the clearance rack - such as the Silver Encore stamp pad  and the Artisan Label Punch. Also, I used a Paper Pumpkin stamp from November 2014 - the Happy Holidays. To replace it, I'd like to suggest the Cheerful Tags stamp set from the clearance rack (while supplies last of course).  My suggestion for the other retired products: use silver embossing powder in place of the Silver Encore stamp pad - this method helps the silver show up better than mine, and switch out the Artisan Label punch to the Label Bracket punch. Also the white ribbon I used on the mini-gift bag has been retired. A great substitute for it is the Whisper White seam binding.  

The clickable supply list is below, when an item is no longer available the link will just take you to the main store front where you can search for a replacement item. 

Supplies Used
Metallic Silver Encore Pad
Artisan Label Punch
Whisper White 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon

I'd love to see what ways you use our weekly color - Cherry Cobbler. Also, I challenge you to create something Christmas-ee to go with the Christmas in July theme.

Specials and Events...

  • Weekly Deals end tonight - stay tuned for new weekly deals and remember, there are additional supplies added first thing Tuesday morning - get them quick because they run out FAST!
  • My Paper Pumpkin deadline is approaching. If you want the July kit - you must sign up by July 10 (this Friday). Don't miss out!
  • Shack Scraps Paper Pumpkin online workshop has been scheduled for July 26 at 1pm. Come on out - its free to the public - all I do is show you the new kit, share a couple of the projects and some alternate projects. I also have door prizes, bring a friend prizes and subscriber prizes, so visit my event page and RSVP!
  • Check out the new tabs at the top - I have added a monthly stamp club. Go read all about it and visit my FB page to chat with me about it. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our first club bundle is the Festival of Trees, a Whisper White craft ink pad, and a White Gel Pen. If you already have these items, you may sub them with a $30 order for supplies instead, just make sure you register on the stamp club tab.

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