Stampin’ Up! Specials in July

Hey folks!   How’s your July going so far?  If you did not see this in my online store yet, or in the “Specials” section of my Stampin’ Up page… then you should take note…  July has some major sales and promotions going on right now! You still have time to take advantage of these!!

Here they are all summed up for you:

  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper:

  • Join my team and pick 1 color family of ink pads for FREE:

  • Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first month:

And one more perk – if you do join my team, you can also pre-order a special Limited Time Only Blended Seasons Bundle (stamps and thinlits), that is not available to customers until next month!

How is that for a pretty cool July (despite some 90 degree days around here)?

To top it all off, I have another Card Making Class lined up on Sat, July 28th for Christmas in July!  Check out the event details, and don’t forget to RSVP!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see all the wonderful opportunities to save! If you have any questions on the specials, just let me know!
Don’t forget to use the current Host Code (always at the top left of my home page). July’s code is UGCP3P7C.

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Designer Series Paper – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring the Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog.
Hopefully these will get you inspired, as Stampin’ Up! has their Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP sale going on this month! So, take a look, I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

When I looked back and saw I used the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP for last month’s hop, and thought I’d like to share it in a different way. You may look at this paper and think flowers, but guess what! The flip sides of the flower designs have some pretty cool patterns, that don’t have to be made into flower cards!

So, here is what I came up with, it kind of looks like an abstract painting of a night sky.

It reminds me of another pack of Designer Series Paper – the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, which does have paper with stars on it! For my version, I added a few stars myself with some Whisper White Craft ink and the stars from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set. I also used some Smokey Slate with more stars for the circle with the sentiment. I stamped off once to make it much lighter.
The sentiment and the cute silver flourishes came from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Blended Seasons Stamp Set – which will be available as a special Limited Time Offer next month, or you can get it early if you don’t already have a Demonstrator and you join my team.

Here you can see I finished it off with some Polka Dot ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, and of course Wink of Stella. I love that this can be a great card for anyone, and that you don’t have to make flowery cards with the flower paper! That’s the awesomeness of the Designer Series Papers… TWO sides. YAY!

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showcasing how easy it is to use the DSP as a main element to a card, as well as showing off some of those beautiful patterns on the back.

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
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Happy stamping!
Mak

Global Stamping Friends – Home Decor

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s Home Decor!

I needed to step out of my card comfort zone for this one, but I’m glad I did! I decided to make a wall hanging picture. Actually, it could be on a table, or the wall. This first picture is the table version.

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I’ve used something brand new in this, too! Stampin’ Up has a special Limited Time only bundle available for Demonstrators this month, and it will be available for customers next month. (Contact me if you want to know how to get this!)
The stamp set is Blended Seasons, and the bundle includes the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Also available will be a new set of Watercolor pencils, which I used to color the images in my frame.
Here are some of the fun new colors all blended together on the flowers and leaves:

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I used the framelits to cut the background piece from vellum. I layered lots and lots of leaves and stems also from the framelits, in Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. For some extra shine, I used the Copper Foil paper, some Copper metallic thread, as well as some of the metallic sequins.
After I put it all together, I thought it could use just a bit more artsy-shine, so I added an additional border and layered it on top of the frame itself! I thought it looked pretty cool. Now it has to go on the wall, since I extended the frame at the bottom, heh.

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If you take a closer look, you will notice the awesome wooden background is actually Designer Series Paper! I took some pieces of the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP and sliced them up into planks. I made varying widths and lengths, then put them together like flooring. I’m trying to figure out if I’m more exited about the pretty flowers or the wood floor! <squeee!> And, this pack of DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion this month!

Once I calmed down a bit, I realized Wink of Stella would work wonders on the flowers to finish it off. Super sparkles going on in this work of art.

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I hope you like this project, I really did. I can’t wait to see what all the others came up with this month.


Don’t forget to RSVP to my Card Making classes, the next two are up on my calendar (one is this coming Saturday)!  You can also check out my online store for the specials this month, such as the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale, and the Free set of ink pads when you join my team! 🙂


Please take some time to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Kimberley’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Tricia Butts
3. Narelle Fasulo
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anja Reuss
7. Anastasia Radloff
8. Amanda Bates
9. Susan Simpson
10. Angelique Stempelkeuken
11. Libby Dyson
12. Marieke Bart
13. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter —> You are Here <—
14. Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Rebecca Urban
16.Jenn Curtis Charles
17. Sarah McDermott

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – New 2018 Annual Catalog

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s The New 2018 Annual Catalog!

Let me start by saying, WOW!  You must see the new catalog. 🙂
If you do not already have a Demonstrator, and you need a catalog – LET ME KNOW! I can get one in your hands!

Ok, got that out of the way… Now let’s focus on what I picked for you this month… It’s the start of Summer… kids are out of school… fun is being had… and before you know it, POOF! School will start back up! I know, I know! I am NOT rushing Summer! I’m just saying it’s never too early to be prepared.
So, I’ve decided to use one of the new stamp sets I specifically got for the purpose of giving back to teachers! It’s the “Picked For You” stamp set (see what I did there, heh).  Here’s a cute treat holder that can be used for any occasion.

It’s a multi-step stamp, so you can make awesome looking apples of any color. You can even see 3 different examples right in the catalog, page 171!
I’ve used one of the New In-Colors, Lovely Lipstick. In fact, I’ve used the ink, 6 x 6 In-Color Designer Series Paper, and the new embossing powder all in that color!  Just for good measure, I added some of the new Red Rhinestones to give it some more pizzazz. Here is a close up of the embossing powder and Wink of Stella on the apple shimmering away:

I used the Layering Circles and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to frame the apple. Silver Foil and Vellum are layered under the apple that I cut out by hand. I also used the returning Petals & More thinlits to cut out the sentiment.
This stamp set has lots of great sentiments to choose from, including “For a Special Teacher” which will be perfect when school starts back up.

You could fill this with anything from chocolate to sticky notes! Once it’s all filled up, you can tie it closed using some of the Silver Metallic Edge and Silver Baker’s Twine. That cute little hole for the ribbon was easy to make, too. I used the new Detailed Trio punch. Punch, and done.  Here’s the side view to see how it’s perfect for goodies:

The box itself was not too complicated either. I have seen several variations of this style, as folks are kind to share their creations. For this one in particular, I got the inspiration from Angie Juda’s treat box here.  I must admit though, I didn’t actually watch the video, I just saw the box and thought, I want to do something like that! 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s creation and would love to hear what you think about it!  Don’t forget to hop around to the other folks in today’s blog hop, we’d love to have you visit!

Reminder: Don’t forget to take a peek at the calendar event dates, as I have the July Card Making Classes scheduled! You could come see some of the new products in person while we use them for class!
Mak


In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Crystal Komara
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Nikki Daigneau
Janey Backer

 

Abstract Impressions – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the Brand New 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

I’ve decided to use elements from the Garden Impressions Suite. The stamps, Designer Series Paper, and the Thinlits all work together to make this festive and bright card!

I recently used the Artistic Impressions bundle in a previous post, but wanted to show how versatile it is by creating a completely different look with the same stamp set.

Here are the products used to create this one:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions
Inks: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Memento Black
Papers: Garden Impressions DSP Paper Stack, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Others: Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

I love how bright and fun this turned out. The little flowers on the DSP are so cute and have so much color! I popped up some of the flowers I die cut on dimensionals and put some rhinestones over the middle – which is perfect to hide the dimensional. Here’s a closeup of the shimmery flowers from the Wink of Stella:

This was so fun and easy to make, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the ideas everyone is sharing.

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak