Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stampin' Hits the Road with Bird Ballad Joy Fold

Hi Stampers!

This past weekend I teamed up again with my friend and fellow demo, Janet Doll, to do a Facebook Live for Stampin' Hits the Road!  We have so much fun doing these videos and sharing the projects we create. Ever two week we pick a fun-fold card design and a Stampin' Up! bundle to use and then each do our own thing without see each other's design until we get together for the Live Event!

As we are getting more experience doing this, we are working out the technical glitches.  This week's video actually went pretty well!  We were right side up and the wifi was working!  You can check out the video in my Facebook group.

These are the projects I shared this week:

This first card I created is a Joy Fold card. The front of the card using the large stamp with birds on a branch.  I colored the images with Stampin' Blends.  You can find the instructions and dimensions for this card in the video.

The inside of the card uses the larger single bird image image.  I also featured the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper on this card.

The next card also uses the Bird Ballad DSP.  The top half of the card background has tone-on-tone stamping using leaves and a small flower image from the Free As A Bird stamp set.

For my last card I used the Crackle Paint background stamp.  I also used the Sprig Punch - I think it coordinates great with this suite!

Janet took a little different take on her cards. I love what she created! Her cards are all a variation on the same card.

Janet's first card is a Joy Fold card.  She demonstrated this card during the Live Video.  She used the same stamp set as I did, but instead of including the entire image, she focused on the three birds grouped together.

The inside of her card:

Janet's second card has the same layout as her first card, only it opens with a traditional fold rather than the Joy Fold.

The last card Janet shared features a similar layout but with fewer layers and less colors.  I like this card because it shows how you can create similar cards, but vary it just a little depending on how many and what supplies you have!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today!  I'm so glad you stopped by.  Please take a moment to follow Stampin' Hits the Road on Facebook so you don't miss out on any of our future Facebook Live Events!  

Happy Stampin' 

Stampin' Up! Supply List

Below are a few of the supplies we used in our Facebook Live Event.  Clicking on any of the images below will take you to my online store. If you place an online order of $30 or more, using the Hostess Code EVKCYP77, through August 24th,  I will send you a package of 10 hand-stamped cards as a thank you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August Card Club by Mail - Beautiful Friendship

Card Club Openings!
Join today!

Based on feedback I have received about my new Card Club by Mail, I have made a couple of changes.  You will no longer be required to subscribe to the Card Club. Instead, you will receive an email invitation each month giving you the option of when you will participate.  (Six consecutive months of participation is required to redeem the $25 product bonus.)

I would love to have you be among the first to join my new Card Club by Mail! This month's club kit will be based on the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. When you purchase this month's Card Club kit, you will have the option to add this stamp set to your club package at a 16% discount.

The Card Club by Mail brings a monthly card kit delivered right to your front door! You will receive an email at the beginning of each month telling what that month's featured stamp set will be. You will have until the 18th  to decide whether you wish to participate that month.  You will also have the option to add the stamp set to your order at a 16% discount. Your order will be shipped to you during the last week of the month (or sooner!).

Each month you will receive:
  • 8 card kits (2 each of 4 different card designs)!
  • A goody bag valued at $20 or more of Stampin' Up! product! (Stamp sets are not included. You can substitute stamps or choose to add on the featured set at a discount).
  • Tutorial with pictures and instructions by email!
  • The option to add on the featured stamp set or bundle at a 16% discount!

After 6 consecutive months of participation you will receive:
  • $25 in FREE product of your choice!

Only $35 each month (includes Priority shipping)!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: On My Mind

Welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity! 

The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can either follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild.  On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use July's Paper Pumpkin kit: On My Mind.

This month's kit was a little different than most. This kit was designed to coordinate with three different product suites from Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog, giving you endless possibilities to mix and match your supplies with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Here is what I made this month:

I used mainly just elements from the Paper Pumpkin kit, only adding a few pieces of cardstock and an ink pad.

For the first card I used the pieces for the nautical card from the kit, but put them in a different arrangement and on a different card base.  I love the look of the textured card base in the background.

My second card is very simple.  With the dark striped background, I didn't want to add too many elements to the card.  I layered two of the leaf punch-out pieces and a small nest of twine behind the sentiment label.  A few sequins were added for just a little touch of glitz.

My last card uses the Woven Texture paper from the kit. I added a little bit of a beach theme by stamping and fussy-cutting the shell from the kit's stamp set. I layered with with the ship's wheel and added a sentiment and a few sequins. Super easy!

What's coming next?

Check out this sneak peek of what is coming in August from Paper Pumpkin and Stampin' Up!

Here is what I know about August's kit:

  • Will include the supplies to make:
    • 6 Fall-themed gift bags
    • 12 Fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Not interested in making gift bags and tags?  No problem!

  • This month Stampin' Up! will be offering an optional Gift of Fall Add-on Bundle to convert your Paper Pumpkin kit into cards! 
  • The add-on kit includes 24 note cards (12 cards each of 2 designs) and coordinating envelopes.
  • Available August 1st at (available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers only.
You're not going to want to miss out on August's kit, so make sure your subscription is active and your payment information is up to date by August 10th. If you are in the United States and do not already have a demonstrator, I would love to have you join Paper Pumpkin with me!  Subscribe today at

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I'm so glad you you were here.  Before you continue on the hop, please take a moment to sign up for my mailing list!

Happy Stampin'!

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Stampin' Up! Supply List

Below is a list of products used in today's card. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my online store.  If you are in the United States and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach!