Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Light Up My Life - Tutorial


Hi Friends! I've got such a cute card to share with you today. The "Jar of Love" is the featured product for this card. I love fireflies, which we see quite often in the summer, here in Nova Scotia. I hope you enjoy today's project!




Supplies Used:
        Stamp Sets -  Jar of Love (141587); Hardwood (133032)
        Card Stock Thick Whisper White (140272); Crumb Cake (120953); Whisper White (100730); Crushed Curry (131199)
        Stamp Pads Black Archival Stampin Ink (140931); Crumb Cake (126975); Crushed Curry (131173)
        Misc. Everyday Jars Framelits (141490); Big Shot (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658); Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163); Linen Thread ( 104199); Delicate White Doilies (141701); Classic Label Punch (141491); Dimensionals (104430); Snail adhesive (104332)
         
Measurements:  

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half 
  • Crumb Cake:  4 x 5 1/4 
  • Pick a Pattern DSP strip:  1 x 4 
  • Whisper White: 4 x 2 1/2 
  • Crushed Curry scraps

Instructions:

  1. Stamp crumb cake card stock with crumb cake ink, using the Hardwood stamp.
  2. Cut doily in half and adhere to crumb cake card stock.
  3. Adhere DSP strip to crumb cake, overlapping the doily.  Wrap two times with linen thread and tie in a bow.
  4. Stamp the Mason Jar and handle with black archival ink.  Using coordinating framelits, cut out.
  5. Stamp glow in crushed curry, and stamp fireflies in black archival ink. 
  6. Apply the handle to Mason Jar image using snail adhesive.
  7. Adhere Mason Jar to card front using dimensionals.
  8. Stamp sentiment on crushed curry scrap.  Punch out using the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere to card front using dimensionals.
  9. Glue card front to Thick Whisper White card base.
  10. Mail to someone special!




http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=1000037
Customer Rewards Program

------------------------------------------

Shop 24/7 for your favourite Stampin' Up! products at my online store
Discounts galore on my Clearance Rack & Promotions
My youtube tutorials
View the current catalogues online
Calendar of Events - come stamp with me!
Questions? Email me at serenestamper@gmail.com


-------------------------------------------

I've got a full day ahead of me - I'm preparing all my new online classes, my upcoming retreat and another round of stamp clubs. I truly love my job. I'm having so much fun planning all my projects.  I hope to have everything posted for you by the end of this week. 

As a side note, don't forget to redeem any Bonus Dollars that you may have earned from Stampin' Up! last month. You've got until the end of August to use them up!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Holiday Creative Retreat


Hi Friends! Thanks to everyone who left comments on my blog or on The Serene Stamper facebook page for my giveaway! The winner of the holiday ribbon and DSP sampler is Ann Geoffrey, from Ontario! Congratulations Ann! Thanks for leaving your comment on my FB page. And thanks again to everyone for your birthday wishes and comments! <3

I've just got a quick post for you today, as I'm busy as a bee, stamping up a storm and getting ready for my Holiday Creative Escape! This one day retreat will be held in Brown's Flat on Sept 9th. All the details can be found HERE. Seating is limited and there are just a few spots left and registration ends TOMORROW! If you ever attended one my annual Hostess Appreciation Dinners, imagine that with the addition of a whole lot more crafting and it's all day long! Wowsa! I am super duper excited! There will be four mini classes - all featuring NEW products from the Holiday Catalogue; games; prizes; pillow gifts; a goody bag with approx $30 worth of SU products; BOGO sale; yummy food and treats and lots more! Can you see why I'm so excited? And on that note - I've got to get back to preparations!

Have a great day and HAPPY STAMPING!

PS: I will be offering the four mini classes from my retreat online too! New online stamp classes and clubs will also be starting up this month. So stand by for LOTS of stamping goodness coming YOUR way!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Good Tidings Sneak Peek and Giveaway!


Hi Friends! I hope you had a good weekend! I can't believe how fast it went. One of the things I did this weekend was my project sheet for the leaders group I belong too. I decided to use the "Good Tidings" stamp set, which will be released Sept. 1st when the new Holiday Catalogue goes live. This is yet another stunning stamp set.  I hope you enjoy this card and tutorial.


Supplies:
        Stamp Sets *Good Tidings (144870)
        Card Stock – Old Olive (100702); Whisper White (100730)
        Stamp Pads – Old Olive (126953); Real Red (126949); Basic Black Archival (140931); Versa Mark (102283); Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
        Misc.- Heat Tool (129053); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); *Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (144636); * 7/8” Striped Ribbon (144624); *Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (144621); Fast Fuse (129026); Many Marvelous Markers (131264)
* Holiday Catalogue products, available Sept 1/17


Measurements: 
        Old Olive: 5 ½” x 11” (fold in half for card base)
        Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” & 4” x 2 ½”
        Merry Little Christmas DSP: 4” x 2 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Old Olive card stock in half to create a card base that measures 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and set aside.
  2. Use Fast Fuse to adhere the 4” x 2 ½” piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP to bottom of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White. Add a strip of Fast Fuse along top edge of DSP and layer a piece of Striped Ribbon across, securing in back. Adhere to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp holly and berries onto 2 ½” x 4” piece of Whisper White. Use the Lemon Lime Twist for the ‘solid’ holly image (1a) and Old Olive ink for the ‘detailed’ holly image (1b). Use Real Red ink for the berries, stamping off on scrap paper first for the solid image stamp (1c) and full strength ink for outline berry stamp (1d). Use Old Olive and Basic Black markers for the stem stamps.
  4. Ink “Good Tidings” sentiment first with Versamark then with Black Archival and stamp over the holly. Sprinkle with Clear Emboss Powder, shake off excess and set with Heat Tool. Add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Trim ends of scrap piece of 7/8” Striped Ribbon and wrap a piece of silver tinsel trim around centre of ribbon to make a ‘bow’ – tie a knot to secure. Glue to front of card.
  6.  Add rhinestones to finish card.

 

As always, I appreciate all of you who shop through my online store! 
All orders placed through my online store will receive a FREE tutorial. This PDF tutorial features 16 beautiful card projects, with all measurements, step-by-step instructions and supplies list.  

Simply enter this month's special host code prior to submitting your order through my website. If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the host code so that you will also receive your stamping rewards and I will then send you the PDF tutorial.  All qualified orders will receive the download by e-mail.
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=1000037




Today is my birthday so I thought I'd celebrate by giving you a gift! The first gift is my  step-by-step tutorials that I send out to my customers for their monthly orders. There are 16 projects in this month's PDF tutorial file and I'm going to send it to EVERYONE who asks for it! Simply leave a comment or email me at serenestamper@gmail.com to let me know you'd like to receive August 2017 Customer Appreciation Tutorials and I'll send it off to you!  


The second gift is a draw for 1 yard of each eight new ribbon in our Holiday catalogue (and I'll throw in some 6x6 pieces of some new DSP too!).  To be entered simply go to my facebook page "The Serene Stamper" and leave a comment or comment to this post. The winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog post. Good Luck!

PS: stand by for my Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share, coming soon!
 


Find out how YOU can have a chance at getting your hands on the awesome "Large Letters Framelits" just by shopping for your Stampin' Up! products through my online store: 

Shop 24/7 for your favourite Stampin' Up! products at my online store
Discounts galore on my Clearance Rack & Promotions
My youtube tutorials
View the current catalogues online
Calendar of Events - come stamp with me!
Questions? Email me at serenestamper@gmail.com

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Painted Harvest - Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hi Friends! I couldn't resist playing with a new stamp set I received in my pre-order from the Holiday Catalogue. As demonstrators, we're able to order items from new catalogues a month before they go live, which gives us time to try everything out and prep for classes. I must tell you - you're going to fall in LOVE with this year's Holiday Catalogue!!!! It comes out September 1st, so if you're in Canada and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, email me at serenestamper@gmail.com to reserve your complimentary catalogue and I'll pop it in the mail for you.


So onto today's card! This stamp set is called "Painted Harvest" and it is just beautiful. It's a two-step stamp set, which are always my favourites. "Painted Harvest" is a photopolymer stamp set and also comes in a bundle with a coordinating leaf punch! I didn't use the punch on today's card though. I truly just cased the sample in the catalogue, with a few of my own tweaks here and there. I always stamp my envelopes too, and I just love how it looks with the card...


I also used the new "Everyday Label Punch" for the sentiment. This punch coordinates with some new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalogue - pretty awesome stuff! This is definitely going be a busy crafting season because there are just so many fun products to play with!


Supplies
  • Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set (available Sept 1) #144783 $26.00
  • Everyday Label Punch (available Sept 1) #144668 $23.50




 I LOVE getting my Paper Pumpkin kits each month! It's so much fun putting together projects that have already been prepared for me - all I have to do is stamp and assemble. It's also exciting to find exclusive stamps in each kit too. If you're not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is the perfect time to try it out - starting today through to Sept 10th you can order at 50% WOW! Click HERE to see Stampin' Up!'s video (and check out the Paper Pumpkin channel on youtube to see past kits). Paper Pumpkin kits also make FABULOUS gifts too - so you may want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

Ready to get YOUR 
Paper Pumpkin kit at 50% off?
To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin:

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $26.95 CAD (that includes the shipping!)
  • Go to my online store by clicking this link and enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 to subscribe.
  • Unless you choose to cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit. (Personally, I think the kits are so awesome that you won't want to cancel. But rest assured, you can cancel at any time with no strings attached).

 

As always, I appreciate all of you who shop through my online store! 
All orders placed through my online store will receive a FREE tutorial. This PDF tutorial features 12 beautiful card projects, with all measurements, step-by-step instructions and supplies list.  

Simply enter this month's special host code prior to submitting your order through my website. If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the host code so that you will also receive your stamping rewards and I will then send you the PDF tutorial.  All qualified orders will receive the download by e-mail.
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=1000037
Find out how YOU can have a chance at getting your hands on the awesome "Large Letters Framelits" just by shopping for your Stampin' Up! products through my online store: 

Shop 24/7 for your favourite Stampin' Up! products at my online store
Discounts galore on my Clearance Rack & Promotions
My youtube tutorials
View the current catalogues online
Calendar of Events - come stamp with me!
Questions? Email me at serenestamper@gmail.com

Have a great weekend and HAPPY STAMPING!