Welcome Baby for FMS409

Today’s card is for a Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I am using a stamp set that you may not have noticed before.  It is a stamp set named Hoot Hoot Hooray and is from the Beginner Brochure.  This is a brochure aimed at the beginner stamper. But I love all of the stamp sets in the brochure.  I will try to begin sharing more of them with you.  You can see the Beginner  Brochure HERE.   The stamp set is in the rear of the pamplet and is so cute.

 

 

Here is the Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 409 challenge:

 

 

For the focus, I chose the Welcome baby rocky horse.  I took the “baby” theme to the basics.  I chose to use the old fashioned primary colors.

The background designer series paper is a new one for me.  It is the See A Silhouette DSP.  Oh my, I love it!  The colors are all so vibrant!  It worked perfectly with my primary color theme as that is what the entire pack of DSP is.  A super find for me.

I masked off the sentiment which is attached to the rocky horse.  I wanted them to be separate.  I made a little flag to show the sentiment.  I colored the rocky horse and precious teddy bear with Stampin’ Blends.  Then cut everything using the Layering Circles Dies.

I have not made a square card in a little while.  The sketch appeared to be square, so I liked that idea.  This would be so cute tucked into a baby gift.

AND…..I got to use the new Paper Trimmer for the project.  I promise you, the more I use it, the more I LOVE it!!  I am so happy now that there were problems with the old one.  I liked it, but this one is so much better!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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Over The Moon

This is my second post for today.  The first one was about the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  You can see that post HERE.

Today’s card is a cutie that I envisioned as soon as I saw this stamp set!  And it fits with all the great updates I mentioned in the earlier post.  I am OVER THE MOON for Stampin’ Up!.

 

 

With the color pallet I used, this could very easily be a baby card.  That was not my intention, but all you would need is a sweet “welcome” on the inside and you are finished.

I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my favorite things, the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the Moon with Dark Daffodil Delight and then added the little ring around it with the new Light So Saffron.

I am not a cow expert, but think the black and white ones are usually more black than white.  I took creative license and made it white, with a touch of black.  I wanted you to see all the details in the stamp. I gave her a bit of a feminine touch by adding Light Flirty Flamingo to the ears, nose, and mouth.

When I was trying to decide what else was needed, I thought of the moon and had a lightbulb moment that it needed stars.  The perfect stars came from the Twinkle Builder Punch.  It even has a moon that you could punch and use in place of the stamped one.  I thought the stars were the perfect size.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I was absent yesterday due to storm damage.  Luckily it was not to the house.  Sunday we had a lightning strike into the ground about ten feet from the corner of the house.  It fried the air conditioner unit, cable, internet, and an electrical breaker.  Thankfully we have friends who do those things and along with the cable company got up and running by the end of the day on Monday.  For once I was ahead and already had scheduled Monday’s post.

My June Host Code is M2PNZPVT.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

 

 

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A Star Is Born

I have made a #simplestamping card to share today.  This is a challenge that Sara Douglass made at our November OnStage to share more cards for the beginner stamper or those with limited supplies.  I really love the idea.  These cards are the kind I really enjoy making.  I think of the #simplestamping as a basic card that can then be “stepped up” by just adding a few embellishments or add layers and it is a more involved card.  It makes me go back to when I first began stamping.

 

Little Twinkle, 146452

I used Thick Whisper White card stock as the base of my card and two ink pads.  The square in the center is done by using the Clear Block D as a stamp.  I just placed the Clear Block on the Balmy Blue Ink Pad and then stamped it onto the card stock.  The star backgrounds are also stamped with the Balmy Blue.  The star and sentiment are stamped with Pacific Point.  I fussy cut, although it was very simple cutting, the star and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensional to raise it.  I added the Metallic Pearls for just a touch of bling.

Next week I will show a Stepped Up version of this same card.  I hope you will try some SimpleStamping and share your projects.

I know I sound like a broken record, but remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st!!

Join Promotion:

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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Napkin Fold Baby Gift Tag

Today’s card is a 3 X 3 Gift Tag with the cutest little critter and fold around.  The fold is from my very sweet friend Julie DiMatteo from The Paper Pixie.  She did both the 3 X 3 and a box it fits into.  You can see her wonderful video HERE.  She explains projects wonderfully and it would be a mistake for me to try to do better!!

I needed a baby card and ended up with a card and a gift tag all in one.  Plus it was so much fun to make that I made several of the Napkin ‘folds using different DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Little Wild, Naturally Eclectic, Jackie Beers

A Little Wild, 144344

 

I truly adore the cute animal tags in the A Little Wild set and matching dies.  I have used them several times as just individual animals, and am really thrilled with the great tag it makes.  Who knew?  A tag works as a tag!!!  Silly me!!

And here is the Napkin Fold part.  It is very easy, really cute, and as a classic Julie DiMatteo project, it is much easier than it looks!!

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The inside sentiment and little flower are from the  A Little Wild stamp set as well.  I really love the idea of this being a tag and card.  It is a great way to add a little something extra with the fold.  As I said earlier, I got carried away making these folds and now have several ready to be made into cards for easy Thank You type hand outs.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate you visiting and your comments.  The animal tags are carrying over into the new catalog.  But alas, the DSP is retiring.  Now is the perfect time to grab up the retiring DSP while it is still available and a bit discounted.

All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Price: $110.00

 

 

 

Gift Card For Baby

As part of the Stamping Event I am enjoying today, we are doing a Shoebox Swap tonight.  I decided to make a versatile card.   My card is designed for a baby/Mom & Dad card.  However, by simply changing one stamp it would be changed for almost any occasion.  The Designer Series Paper would work for almost any reason as well.

 

Better Together, 141736

 

 

I know you have seen this card before either from me or others.  It is such a useful and pretty card that it needs repeating periodically I do believe!

With using this beautiful Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, I really did not want to cover it up.  So I went with simplicity in the focal point on the front which allows the DSP to shine.

 

And here is a view of the inside and the gift card slot.

 

Stampin' Up!, Better Together, Jackie Beers

 

Now you see the gift card slot and will understand the directions listed under Measurements below.  Be sure and add the Tear & Tape close to the edge so you have plenty of room for your gift card.  Although if you do make it too tight, it is not the end of the world….. There is plenty of room for the card to slide in long way also.  Not planned, but a nice unexpected find!!

NOTE:  If you are like me and really love this paper, buy morel now!!!  As it gets closer to the new catalog this, and other items, may sell out.  And they will definitely be retired when the current catalog ends.  Sad, but happy to see what new papers are revealed!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  And if you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog and help you with any future purchases.

The measurements and the supplies are listed further down.  I hope you have an awesome weekend!!

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base of Soft Sky card stock is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Score at 1 1/2 , 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.  Fold the smallest section to the inside.
  • Place Tear & Tape on each side of the small section close to the edges.  Your gift card slides in here.
  • Cut 2 Whisper White pieces at 3 3/4 X 4 (1 is the inside layer)
  • Cut 1 Whisper White piece at 1 1/4 X 4 for the side piece
  • Cut DSP at 3 1/2 X 3 3/4 and 1 X 3 3/4
  • Sentiment layers are: Soft Sky = 1 3/4 X 2 1/4, and Whisper White = 1 5/8 X 2 1/8

 

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Sweet Little Someone

I am playing along with the Global Design Project challenge again ,GDP123, and this time I will submit it within the time period.  This challenge is New Beginnings.  The set I immediately thought of is one that I have not used but a few times.  It is the super cute “A Little Wild” set.  The adorable animals make tags or can be used as front/back on a card.  I just used the front of the precious elephant for my card.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Jackie Beers, stampinup, a little wild, jackiebeers

A Little Wild, 144344

I used the blends to color again.  I told you I am hooked on those pens.  That aside, I love the elephant holding the balloon.  I think it is a cute Welcome Baby type card.  The other animals in the set would be just as adorable.

To get just the front of the elephant, I used my Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and just tapped it on the one side of the stamp.  I have found that from using the Absorber cloth to clean my stamps that I do not have the light color left.  Before I would have a pale pinkish residue that would stamp when I didn’t want it to!

The balloon is from the Balloon Bouquet Punch and is the larger of the two.  I then took the Sweet Sugarplum marker and went around the edge of the white balloon to give it some depth.  This is a great trick to use when you do not have the layering of card stock.

 

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Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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