Here is this weeks card. It is based off the card shown in the annual catalog on page 223 (top right corner). I stayed pretty true to the design. I used an old retired set but this could easily be made with the Good Tidings set still available from Stampin Up. I also used the two largest dies from the Lots of Labels framelits. I can’t seem to stop making Christmas cards.
Don’t forget to check out the retiring list and discounted items in my on-line store. Also, the Clearance rack has been updated with new items. Here is the link to my on-line store darleneseitz.stampinup.net.
As always, Happy Crafting,
Darlene Seitz, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator
It’s finally here, the new precision stamping tool from Stampin’ Up! called Stamparatus. This tool is even better than the one’s currently on the market. Many years in the making and developed by our Home Office and Demonstrators, it will bring you precision stamping on small or large surfaces (the bottom and one of the sides are open) and gives you four stamping plates so you don’t have to stamp, replace your stamp and stamp again. The panels (two) come out easily and can be turned over to make four surfaces. You also can leave the stamp in place and move the plates down in the hinges so you can repeat stamp down the page.
The tool comes with a gridded stamping base, foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps. To use with rubber stamps, just remove the mat. The tool also comes with two reversible plates giving you four surfaces for your stamps, two strong magnets to hold the paper in place and a storage area on the bottom to store your magnet when you are not using the tool. The plates snap into the two hinges letting you move the plates down and stamping the image again for a repeat look. There are also rulers and grid marks on the plates and bottom of the tool.
HOW DO I GET ONE?? You might ask. You can reserve one i.e. preorder one starting November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time or 2:00 p.m. Mountain time (and so on). You will need to GO TO MY ON-LINE STORE AT: http://darleneseitz.staminup.net.
- Cost is $49.00 USD.
- If you don’t already have one, create a customer account (if you have already ordered from me in my on-line store, you already have one.
- Enter your Credit Card info. Your card will not be charged until the item is shipped but is needed to reserve one.
- Enter your order quantity (one for each reservation period) and click reserve.
- A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.
- Product should be available around February 1, 2018 for this reservation period.
- Reservations are on a first come basis until gone FOR THIS RESERVATION PERIOD.
- Future reservation periods are: December 5-30 (or until gone) to ship approximately March 19, 2018. Also January 15-30, 2018 to ship approximately April 15, 2018.
- After that, the Stamparatus will be in our new Annual Catalog coming out in July, 2018 and you can order using the normal process.
I will provide additional instructions on what to do when your product is received in the warehouse. DON’T DELAY, RESERVE TODAY: darleneseitz.stampinup.net. Please call me if you have any questions or problems with reserving 714-501-9175.
Happy Stamping, you will fall in love with stamping all over again!
Stampin’ Up! has released their new catalog and I hope you are enjoying crafting with some of the new products. Today, I will start a series of blogs on some of the individual products and/or suites. For today, I will be showcasing the Carols of Christmas Bundle.
The set (see above) comes with a variety of stamps with big bold greeting. The matching thinlits have some images that match the stamps and some that you can add to your stamped images. You can make entirely different cards from this set without anyone knowing you used the same set. You can also use the border die all year round. It adds such a nice detail to your cards. The card also adds the ornaments, which you can die cut, and some rhinestones and ribbon. Here is a card using the border die:
The set also comes with another big bold greeting Peace on Earth which is showcased in the card shown below. Adding small details such as the poinsettias and rhinestones with some of the fabulous new striped ribbon finishes off the card. Oh, and I can’t forget the Designer Series Paper, called Be Merry, which is actually in the Annual Catalog. (I will list all products with their product number at the end of the post).
The next card is an entirely different look and uses die cut images. The sky with the moon and the stars (highlighted with Gold Foil) truly sets the card apart than just having a blank space. And this die can be used with many sets/cards and year round. DSP is used again (Be Merry) for the trees which includes white specks for a look of snow. DSP from the Naturally Eclectic pack is used for the background. The small deers are also made using die cuts. You can add any greeting you want to this card or leave the front blank and stamp the inside. I used the Peace on Earth greeting for the inside.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards and if you want to order any of the products, please visit my on-line store. Here is a link to my 24/7 store www.darleneseitz.stampinup.net. Here are the products used with the product numbers:
- Be Merry DSP 144111
- Naturally Eclectic DSP 144185
- Carols of Christmas Bundle-Clear Mount 146037 & Wood Mount 146036-Save 10% by buying the bundle. Items are also offered individually –see store for details.
- Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon 144620
- Banner Triple Punch 138292
- Layering Sq. Framelits 141708
- Layering Circle Framelits 141705
- Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372
- Gold foil sheets 132622
- Wood Textures DSP Stack (for the deers) 144177
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220
You will also need your basic supplies such as ink pads, cardstock, adhesive, scissors, Bigshot.
Seems for me it’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas. Stampin’ Up! is going to release their Holiday Catalog on September 1, 2017. In the meantime, The Carols of Christmas Bundle is being released early (8/1) so you can get a jump on making your Christmas cards. There are some neat stamps and dies that make for a wow card yet you can go simple with this set of stamps because of the large greetings.
These two cards feature the Peace on Earth greeting. They both also use the trees. The one on the right is a shaker card and also uses the sky/moon/stars die on the top. The one on the left is a fairly simple one which would be perfect for mass producing cards.
These two use the Deck the Halls greeting and the border which is a real versatile die that could be used all year long. The one on the left is a good idea for using the set with your family picture included. Vellum cardstock is used for the top layer and can be picked up so your friends and family can see the picture more clearly.
These products can be ordered separatly or as a bundle and you save 10% when you bundle. Visit my on-line store at darleneseitz.stampinup.net or contact me today at email@example.com. You can also leave a comment on this blog.
Thanks all for today…I have to get back to making some Christmas cards using Carols of Christmas.
January Paper Pumpkin Kit, Adoring Arrows, were these cute treat bags. There was enough supplies to make 24 bags. The kit included everything you need to complete them excluding scissors. A full set of stamps, ink spot, adhesives, metallic thread and all the paper material to make the bags and arrows. The kit is such a great deal and comes with instructions and there is a You Tube video on how to make the project. Sometimes it’s cards, banners, wreath, treat bags/holders and who knows what it will be from month to month.
You can buy the kit two ways. One way is a prepaid subscription where you can buy 1 month, 3 months, 6 month or 12 months. Right now StampinUp is running a special on the 3 month subscription for $55 in lieu of $59. To sign up for a subscription just go to this link http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net and click on Shop then Paper Pumpkin. Also when you purchase at least a 3 month subscription, you’ll receive a free item of your choice from our Sale-A-Bration catalog. This deal will last until March 31, 2017. In fact, you can receive a free item for every $50. that you spend. Please see my blog regarding SAB, here is the link in case you want to check it out: https://stampincardsncrafts.com/2016/12/29/2017-occasions-catalog-sale-a-bration/ .You can also purchase the kit on a month to month basis, for this you can sign up at http://www.paperpumpkin.com. Be sure to pick me as your demonstrator (Darlene Seitz number 2096764).
If you do not want to make the entire craft, you can usually make some cards with the materials (or if you have left over material). These are the cards I made from some of the material. I did add some of my own materials. But, if you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, I will send you some additional materials, pictures and instructions to make some cards that I have created.
There are so many different cards you could make. Just let your imagination take over.
If you would like more information of Paper Pumpkin (or anything craft related), just leave a comment on this blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for stopping by and as always,
Happy Crafting, Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp demonstrator
December Paper Pumpkin kit (a monthly craft kit by StampinUp) is called Another Great Year and contained contents to create a mini scrapbook around your memories from 2016. I decided to use some of the supplies to do a regular scrapbook page. There are enough supplies left that I can still create a mini scrapbook or make some cards from the supplies. The supplies included a rotary stamp, a stampin write marker, washi tape, paper supplies to create the pages–double-sided patterned paper, window sheets,– silver foil stickers, regular stickers and rings to connect the pages. Here is a picture of what the kit includes and how the final product will look.
I also had a chance to do a couple cards with some of the supplies, adding some additional items to complete the cards for Valentine’s Day.
They are very similar. I added real red cardstock and some silver washi tape. On the one on the left, I stamped the lips and wording in real red and staz-on white ink. The stamps come from the new set Sealed With Love from the Occasions catalog just released. The one on the right I also added the real red paper, washi tape and only the small wording, but I also shaded the white heart and lines around with some Craft real red ink and then wiped some off.
Paper Pumpkin is also running a special right now. If you buy a 3 month prepaid subscription , the price is reduced from $59. to $55. AND you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The items you can choose from include stamp sets, ribbon, designer Paper, card kit, and a tin to hold your cards. So if you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to try it. If you are already a customer, you can get a great deal on upcoming kits. This special deal lasts until March 31, 2017 but if you sign up today, you can start receiving your kits in February. To order this deal or any other items, please see my on line store at http://darleneseitz.stampinup.net or contact me directly by either leaving a comment on this post or send me an email at email@example.com.
Happy Crafting Darlene Seitz, Independent StampinUp Demonstrator