Early Release of the Carols of Christmas!

Carols of Christmas Preorder

Are you ready for Christmas?  Well, ready or not it will be here before we know it.  This new Bundle from Stampin’ Up! is awesome and I’m in love with it.

Stephanie Deese Stamps Carols of Christmas Card

I’ve been playing with it and even held a local class with it as the focus so all who attended could get a jump start on their Christmas gift giving.  The card builder framelits are so much fun to work with.

I really like the way the stamp set and framelits work together to help you craft projects that are above the ordinary.  Handmade cards are my favorite and this bundle is a no brainer.  I can even see the card builder framelits being used for occasions other than Christmas.  I can’t wait to show you some of the ideas I’ve got in store for this bundle.

Carols of Christmas Bundle

Let me help you create the special cards you are wanting to send to those special people in your life.  Check back later and discover even more projects.

Thank you for spending some time with me.  I really appreciate you taking your time to visit my blog.

Steph

Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days!

Hey guys!

I hope you guys are doing great and having a craftastic summer.  I’m working hard on my Christmas projects and preparing for the pre-order for the Holiday Catalog.  But more than that I’m so excited about the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days.

Bonus Days by Stampin' Up!

I know what you’re thinking. $50?, I can’t do a project for $50!  Well, I’m so glad you asked that question.  You can!  Let me show you projects that you can create with a $50 order.  Some do assume you have some things in stock already but if you don’t and you must add to your order the good news is that for every $50 you spend you receive the $5 coupon to redeem in August.  If you use this month’s host code and your order totals $50 or more you will also receive free the Clear Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush from me, VK9Z4ME2.  Everyone can use some Wink of Stella!

Project #1:  Moon Baby Cards

Moon Baby Card with Bundle of Love DSP

I will show you a sample order that will provide you with the essentials to complete these cards.

Moon Baby Order Sample

It may be hard to see the above screen shot of the Stampin’ Up! shopping cart.  This order does assume a few things.  First it assumes you have Very Vanilla Thick Card stock or something similar in your stash.  It also assumes you have a yellow ink or a Daffodil Delight Ink Pad as well as a black.  I used my snips to fussy cut the baby on the moon and the stars.  I used ribbon from my stash as well as metallic gold thread to “sew” the string holding the star.  I used the blender pens to pick up the inks from Blushing Bride and Soft Sky Ink Pads and color the baby, moon and stars.  Keep adding color to darken areas of shadow and leave light colors of highlight.

I enjoyed making these cards.  But don’t stop there scrapping with this set and paper is super fun and easy!

Stay tuned for more projects you can create using only $50 of product.  If you don’t have what you need in your stash go ahead and add it because you can enjoy more coupons for every $50.

If you have any questions about a project you are wanting to complete ask me.  I’m happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Christmas in July Event

Come and join the fun on July 29, 2017 at 2pm.  Get a jump start on your Christmas cards and gifts.  Create beautiful Christmas Cards and browse gifts for loved ones.

Stephanie Deese Stamps Carols of Christmas Card

I hope you can come, of course this is a local event but look for future online classes for those who can’t make it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stephanie

Making it Monday using Flourishing Phrases and 2017 In Colors

Making it Monday is back on my calendar! Yay!

Flourishing Phrases has been my work horse stamp set.  I reach for it each time I need to quickly make a sympathy, thank you or congratulations card and let someone know that I’m thinking of them.  I really think this is an all time classic.

I had yet to create a set of cards with the same design but with all five of Stampin’ Up!’s In Colors, until now.  I knew I wanted to use all five colors but I also knew I wanted to add some metallics as well.  So I pulled out my metallics and had a blast.  I’ve paired copper, gold and silver with colors that I thought complimented each In Color.  I added Copper to Fresh Fig and Berry Burst.  Gold was an easy marry for Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  Powder Pink and Silver is probably my all time favorite color and metallic pairing.  I love, love, love the way these cards turned out.  I hope you do as well.

The card base is cut from a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ Thick Whisper White card stock.  I cut the full sheet in half along the 11″ side at 5 1/2″ and then scored 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″.  I Cut the Silver Foil Card Stock at 3 3/4″ by 5 1/2″, the Powder Pink Card Stock at 3 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ and the top panel Whisper White Card Stock at 3 1/4″ by 5 1/2″.  Those are the measurements as I explained in the video.

Tell me what In Color you like the best and  if you had your pick which metallic would you pair it with.

Product List

Thank you for dropping in and visiting a while.  I hope you have a great day!

Steph

Simply Sunday, Simply Beautiful Cards featuring the Label Me Pretty Punch

Welcome back!  Today is Simply Sunday and today’s project is featuring old and new products that Stampin’ Up! offers.  I’ve got a video for this Sunday’s card project, I hope you enjoy it.

Label Me Pretty Sympathy Card

This card uses the new Thick Very Vanilla card stock as the base.  I cut an 8 1/2″ by 11″ sheet of Thick Very Vanilla card stock in half to get an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″.  Then I scored this at 4 1/4″, at the half way point of the 8 1/2″ side.  This created the base. (Please know that I always want to include the very basic instructions just in case someone who has never created a card from scratch stumbles on this post.)

The Sahara Sand card stock was a scratch piece I had and I cut it at 5 1/4″ by 4″.  The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was one that Stampin’ Up! retired from the Occasions Catalog, it sold out quick.  I love it and I’m winding down my stash by creating cards that are fun and easy.  This was also a scrap piece that I cut down to 5 1/8″ by 3 7/8″ being careful to ensure that the design is directionaly (I think I just made up a word! LOL) correct.  Some Designer Series Papers are design with a top and bottom, or a direction so be careful and ensure you are cutting it correctly for what you want.

Okay, so you can see the remaining instructions in the video but know that I’m always available if you have questions so just ask.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love you guys! Enjoy your Sunday!

Steph

Retirement Product Party!!!

Wow! And a giveaway!

Who doesn’t like discounts?  I love them!  This is the time of year that Stampin’ Up! retires products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.  They offer a discount on some items but not others.  What makes this time of year so exciting, other than the discounts (up to 50% off) is that the new Annual Catalog release is fast approaching.  June 1st the catalog drops and I couldn’t be happier.  Yeah! I’ve seen it and I’m excited and can’t wait to dig into the new products.  I’m very happy that some of my favs are sticking around but the new products are to die for.

Sure I’m sad that the current Annual and Occasions Catalog are leaving us but it’s time to send them off with a celebration!  So here is where the party is going to happen.

The current Annual and Occasions Catalog sales period ends on May 31st.  So….. until then let’s have some fun!  Let’s do some giveaways!  For every customer that orders through May 31st and uses the hostess code MGFCGQSS and spends $25 and above will receive a gift.  Here is where it’s going to get fun.  For every $50 you spend you receive more.

Here is the breakdown:

  • Order $25, receive a thank you card.
  • Order $50, receive a thank you card and a card project pack from me.
  • Order $100, receive a thank you card and a card project pack as well as a new roll of Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine.
  • Order $150, DON’T use the hostess code (you have your own party to shake to), receive a thank you card, two card project packs, a new roll of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and your very own hostess rewards (10%)

You get the picture.  But on top of that I have ten brand new stamp sets to give away.  These are ones I’ve collected to use for this very reason!  I love giving away things, it’s so much fun.  To be entered in the stamp set giveaways comment on this post by telling me your favorite Stampin’ Up! product retiring or not, or just comment.  You can also visit my Facebook page and comment and share the post to be entered.

Be sure to mark the check box that allows me to contact you or else I will never know who to send the gifts to.  And won’t that be sad?

If you have any questions please never hesitate to contact me!

The retiring list will be downloadable here on my blog as well as my Facebook page.

Follow me on Facebook for more fun and adventures in crafting.

Much Love to You!!!

Steph

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Cool Treats Card Measurements for Video!

Cool Treats Card, Stephanie Deese Stamps

I told you that I would post the measurements for this card from my video in a blog post so here it is.  I really enjoyed making the card and the video.  Luckily my face (no makeup day) did not get in the video, Yay!!!!  So the video is posted and I did not have to redo any of it nor did I edit it.  I do edit videos sometimes but this was just a video to show my process, it’s raw and impromptu.  I laugh at myself a lot and let’s face it, if you can’t laugh at yourself then you are too serious!

I began with Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White 11” x 8 ½” card stock. Cut the card stock in half along the 11” length at 5 ½”.  I then scored the card stock at 4 ¼” along the 8 ½” side.  Fold along the score line.

The Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock was cut at 5 3/8” by 4 1/8”.  The Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper was trimmed at 5 ¼” by 4”.

The Whisper White card stock that I stamped the Popsicle on measures 4” by 3 ½”.

I hope you enjoy the video and find that it helps you along in your journey of card making.

If you have any questions feel free to ask it here and I will answer.  If you wish to shop with me click on the link to the right and shop away!  I would love to have you as a customer.  If you need a catalog just request one from me and I shall send it your way.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to posting more projects and videos in the future.

Steph

Love Letters Class announcement!!!

Love Letters Class

I’m so excited to offer the Love Letters Online/Virtual Class.  It’s just in time for Valentine’s Day but hurry it will only be available through January 27, 2017.  Three Designs and techniques that build skills that you can use on any cards you decide to create in the future.  There are three levels to this class Basic, Premium and Deluxe.

Basic:

  • Receive a step by step PDF Tutorial and email questions answered.

Love Lots of Layers Card

Premium:

  • Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set, 27 Stamps
  • Card Stock and Die Cuts to complete three of each of the three designs
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad, Real Red Ink
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad, Soft Sky Ink
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine, enough to complete the three cards
  • Video with step by step instructions

The Art of Love Card

Deluxe: 

  • All of the Premium Package but with the Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • Full package of Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Membership into the exclusive Love Letters Class Facebook Group

Twist and Pop with Love Card

Create cards that will show your love for who ever you choose to give them to.  Valentine’s Day is a day to show your love for special people in your life.  I give out Valentine’s to family and friends to let them know that I love them and I’m thinking about them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Steph