Leaping With Joy for Pals March Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have used a variety of stamp sets, most are from Sale-A-Bration, and created a very unique card, for me anyway.  I tend to do cards with different folds and bright colors.  Today’s card is definitely a Different Fold!

 

So Hoppy Together, 149725

 

Aren’t these frogs adorable?  I love their positions and features.  I wanted to make something different for today’s Blog Hop and decided to finally try the box card.  I have had it on my desk forever it seems.  You will love to know that it is really very easy to make.

Here is a close up of the frogs.

 

So Hoppy Together, 149725

 

And here is how it looks when you would pull it out of the envelope.  Yes, it fits in a regular A2 envelope.  It measures 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  Woohoo!!

 

 

In addition to the frog stamp set , which is So Hoppy Together, I used another SAB set that is new.  It is More Than Words.  Another new item is the DSP in the photo above.  It is a reverse side of the Painted Season DSP coming in March.  I forgot to mention that the black checked paper is a reverse side of the Botanical Butterfly DSP, one of the SAB items.  Although I did not photograph it well, the new punch coming also in March is the Story Label Punch.  It is used on the left side flap with the Happy Birthday.

A couple of the sentiments came from Piece of Cake and Incredible lIke you.  I was trying to get coordinating sentiments, and may have gone a tad overboard!  Another new item coming in March is framelit dies that match the frogs!  That would have made me happy, as I fussy cut the frogs today!  Stay tuned for these great products beginning March 1.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I will prepare a template, and maybe a video (once I get the nerve) on the box card.  It truly is so much easier than I originally thought.  As always, the supply list is at the bottom of the post.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

 

  • Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← You Are Here

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Simple Ghirardelli Treat Holder

I was looking for card inspirations by looking through some old swap and Make ‘n Take cards when I discovered today’s project.  It is a very simple treat holder.  It is pretty quick and is really cute.  Hopefully I can explain it so you understand the simpleness of it.  That’s a lot of pressure!  LOL!!

I will apologize to the originator up front.  I have had this for some time, so I have no idea who to give credit for designing this. When I looked as I was getting ready to post, I did find several videos and posts of this on Pintrest.

 

Beauty Abounds, 148726

 

I love the softness of this sheet of designer series paper.  It is from the FREE Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly DSP.  The butterflies on the sentiment are from the same pack of paper as well.  They were punched with the Butterfly Duet punch.  You may not be able to see from the angle, but there are two punched butterflies stacked on top of each other.  I will add that I have not previously been a huge butterfly fan.  The two new butterfly bundles, and especially this punch, have pretty much converted me!

And here is the back.  I added a small piece of paper so you write a message and sign your name.

 

 

This is a cute holder that you could make multiples of very quickly.  And it would be fairly easy to alter the size to maybe hold a Tea Packet or something similar.  Even down size to hold a Mini Ghirardelli chocolate.

I will give one Big Tip in making this.  Actually it is almost a must have.  The Simply Scored Tool, which to me is a must have anyway, makes this quick.  But the tip is to take a Black Marker and draw a line down the 6″ line.  It helps me with a lot of projects.  But for this one you are doing all your scoring from there.

Begin with a 6 X 6 DSP.  Place it with the points in a diamond shape and lined up on the 6″ line of the Simply Scored.  Score at 4 1/2, and 7 1/2.  Turn and line up the other points on the 6″ line in the diamond shape.  This time score at 5 1/4, 6, 6 3/4.

Now fold and burnish on all the lines.  (From the two large scores, you want to choose your outer paper side. )  Fold those to the center and then fold in half with the three folds at the bottom.  Push the center one up into the center of the two.  You are finished!!  How easy is that??  Then just decorate as you see fit.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return on Monday .  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Keep Calm

I have a Non Card for you today.  I had made an A-Frame Calendar post earlier in the week.  But after I had made it, but before posting, I saw quite a few other examples of it.  So I went back to my drawing board to try to find a different calendar.  I had a similar to this background card I had been playing with on my desk.  The lightbulb came on and I went from there. This idea for the base is not new by any means, but I have not seen one in some time.  So for a quick and easy calendar that can be personalized, in many ways, here you are.

 

Happy Tails, 148682

 

I just adore this Happy Tails stamp set!  And the Keep Calm is just perfect.  I remember a Host stamp set from several years ago that was a keep calm with multiple additions to it.  I want to say that to folks regularly !! LOL!!

This layout, as I said above was for a card, so it could easily be made as a card if you are not into making calendars.  Here is the base before I added the calendar and the small sticky note.

 

Sorry about the glare on the plastic holder.  This measures 4 X 6, which is not far off of an A2 card.  So into much change needed for a card.

There are not many items used here.  I did use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the puppy.  And I intentionally cut off the bottom to make more room to show the background.  I knew the calendar and sticky note would cover most of the pretty DSP, so I wanted to try to leave as much as I could uncovered.

The frame is a plastic / acrylic photo frame that has the bent edge.  I got it at Dollar Tree.  The calendar is from Taylored Expressions, and the sticky note is the 1 1/2 X 2 that I found in the drawer. 🙂  I need to be on the lookout for better colors of these.

Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you will return on Monday.  All of the stamping supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Special Join Promotion:

 

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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A-Frame Desk Calendar

I was thrilled to receive one of these cute little calendars at OnStage in Orlando back in November.  Brian King, my upline, and our InKing Royalty Team gathered with a Team from England and Netherlands one evening.  During the evening we snacked , of course, and did a card exchange.  Lotte Noordzig-Walther made these adorable A-Frame desk calendars and I could not wait to get home and try it.  I finally ordered the calendars.  (I got mine from Taylored Expressions.)  But with the holidays, and the new products, I had pushed it to the corner of my desk.  I made my first one last week and was thrilled.  I had used retired DSP for the first attempt and now have created one with current products.  So here it is>

 

Stampin' Up!, Flowering Desert, So Hoppy Together, Broadway Bound, Jackie Beers

Flowering Desert, 148700

 

And here is a bit of the side view to see the A-Frame.

 

 

The one Lotte gave us had card stock as the base so you do not see the opposite side of the DSP.  I obviously did not think of that when I used this DSP.  But I loved the theme of sparkles and fabulous.

I used a variety of Foil Sheets on this.  I needed it to match the DSP, which is Broadway Bound by the way.  Behind the calendar is Silver Foil, behind the sentiment is Gold Foil , and the heart is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It comes in a pair of Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  I used the Lovely Lipstick for my heart.  And isn’t that heart beautiful?  It is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

The sentiments are from Flowering Desert for the Awesome and So Hoppy Together for the You can do anything.  Sometimes we need these subtle reminders that we are Awesome!!

Lotte’s directions on her blog are not in English.  Luckily the measurements were in English.  Her blog is www.alottestampingfun.nl  .  I have included the measurements below.  The A-Frame is the main point and you can decorate it as you see fit.

I hope you have a wonderful day and Thank You for stopping by.  Tomorrow is the Pals Blog Hop, so please come back and Hop Along with us and see all the great projects.

Measurements:

  • 4 X 11 7/8
  • Score at 4 5/8, 9 1/4, 10 1/4, 11 1/4
  • Fold and burnish the score lines
  • Make a Mountain/Valley with he three close together scores.  Place Tear & Tape on the end piece and attach it to the front of the A-Frame.  They should lay down and line up perfectly.

 

 

Special Join Offer:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Last Minute Treat Boxes

In the next couple of days, I am sharing a couple of items that are on the chopping block .  Don’t panic, I simply mean they are retiring.  This makes me sad because I hate to see some great sets get sent out to pasture. Although if Stampin’ Up! did not do that there would not be room to add new products.  And I love new products the best!!  It is just one of life’s dilemmas.

To say goodbye to some of these lovely stamp sets and dies, I thought I would share some projects with you that showcase them over the next couple of days.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog does not begin until the 3rd of January, so we still have a few more days of play time.

Today’s project is last minute treat holders.  I know everything I have done this holiday season has been last minute.   And I have used these little treat holders a few times. I say “last Minute” because they are very quick and easy to make.  I thought they would also be good for a New Year’s Eve or Day idea.  A friend used to always have a New Year’s Day Brunch and this would be a cute Table Favor type item.

So here are my boxes.  I used a variety of papers to show they look terrific no matter the color scheme.

 

Takeout Treats Bundle, 149990

 

I used two DSP from the retiring list and one from the new Occasions Catalog.  And here is one filled with some really yummy cinnamon candy.

 

Takeout Treats Bundle, 149990

 

The one with the candy is from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.  I believe these would make great little Valentines’s Day Treats for any group of folks (young or old).

I am showing extra pictures today.  I wanted to show you the use of a BLANK when stamping multiples of something.  And of course, it showcases the Stamparatus!

 

 

I die cut out the tags I needed from this scrap piece of paper.  I then placed it in the Stamparatus.  As you can see in the bottom right opening, I stamped there to make sure I had the stamp positioned properly.  Now I simple put my tags back into that bottom right slot and stamp each one.

 

 

I feel like I have found the lucky pot of gold every time I use this method.  It is so much easier than trying to die cut the already stamped paper, or lining up the old Stamp – a – majig each time.  Plus extra uses for the Stamparatus are wonderful.

As I offered back in the Fall,  if you purchase a Stamparatus from me, I will send you the Stamp ‘n Storage Magnet pad spacer free of charge.

I do have one tip for these Takeout Treat Boxes.  Be careful in your cutting out of the pattern if you have directional paper.  You have to think about it a minute as you lay out the piece so both sides are going in the correct direction.  Remember, you have to cut two of the shape to make one box.  Also, you really should use the Multi-purpose Liquid Glue for these.  It gives you just a minute of wiggle room to get the seams lined up perfectly.  Normally I do not use glue because I make a mess.  But for these type projects it is definitely the way to go.

Thank you so much for viking today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for my next Retiring Project.  As always the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

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InKing Royalty November Blog Hop

 

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have created a gift card holder that is simple and a bit different than my normal ones.  For this one, I got the idea from a swap I received in Orlando that held a candy bar.  You can be sure that I will be sharing one of those with you in the near future as well!!  But today, I have a simple gift card holder that is made for  a birthday instead of holiday.

 

Stampin' Up!, Healing Hugs, Picture Perfect Birthday, Tea Room, Jackie Beers

Healing Hugs, 146530

 

And here is the inside.

 

 

The gift card attaches to the backside of the “Treat Yourself” piece with a couple of glue dots.  I realize you cannot see the ribbon behind the front layer.  I punched through the front and back, at the same time, using the Detailed Trio Punch.  The ribbon is then pushed through front to back and the insert pushes the ribbon down into the card.

I loved this when I saw it pull out a candy bar.  Who Wouldn’t !!!  And I immediately thought of the gift card as an alternative.  I am not the mathematical wizard the my friend Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) is, but I finally got the measurements figured out to hold the card.  I was so proud 🙂

I have got all of the measurements listed below for you.  I hope you like this idea and will give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • DSP is 5 X 5 1/2
  • On the 5″ side, score at 1″
  • One the 5 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4,
  • Cut off the bottom tabs created by the 1″ score, except for the center one. That is the front of your holder.  Add Tear & Tape down the narrow scored piece and fold together.  Then add tape and fold up the one flap.
  • Punch through both layers of the holder with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Ribbon is 14″
  • Insert is 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″
  • Front panel is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8 and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:


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