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New Products & Artisan Hop

New Products & Artisan Hop

 

Is there any stamper that doesn’t love NEW products? I don’t think so. What about a new Christmas bundle?   Stampin’ Up! has released a brand new product that demonstrators can pre-order from July 1st-31st.

I have lots to tell you and a fun card to share using this new stamp set.  PLUS,  the Artisan blog hop will inspire you with you lots of great ideas using this stamp set.

 

A Fantastic Promotion!

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The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Dies are the perfect way to get ahead start on your Christmas cards this year. There are a few great promotions with this stamp set.

Demonstrators can purchase this bundle now and save 10% when you purchase the bundle.

Even more exciting… right now customers can earn coupons during our Bonus Days Promotion.  For every $50 you spend from July 1st-31st you will get a $5 coupon to use from August 1st-31st.  Customers can then use your coupons to order the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

But wait… there is more!

Become a demonstrator now until July 31st, and you can also get your hands on this fun stamp set and MUCH more!  Click HERE to see the July Recruiting promotion you don’t want to miss out on.  Click HERE to join my team!

 

Carols of Christmas = Versatile!

When I first started playing with this stamp set, I was drawn to the two large greetings included with the set. At first glance, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the peace on earth image.

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I love how this image fits perfectly inside one of the Layering Circles Framelits.  Instantly I thought to create a globe. This was super simple using Watercolor Paper and a little Gold Embossing Powder.

Once I had the image embossed, I watercolored over the gold embossing using Pool Party, Bermuda Bay inks to create the water.  Then I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to create the land.  This was simple to watercolor using my Aqua Painter.

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I layered the die cut onto another piece of Watercolor Paper along with a few of the trees that I die cut from Whisper White cardstock. The trees were die cut from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies that coordinate with the Carols of Christmas stamp set.   A few layering additions such as a Delicate White Doily and twine finished off the card front.

Of course, I couldn’t help but add a little more splash of color by adding the Pool Party scallop edge from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I love that big scallop, and it’s perfect to add along the edge of a card.

The last detail I added was some Perfect White Accents. I love how these look on any project I create.

 

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Be Inspired!

The Carols of Christmas bundle will be a favorite in our upcoming Holiday Catalog.  The good news is you don’t have to wait! Grab this set now and get a head start on your Christmas card planning.

Now be inspired by the rest of the Artisan Design Team.  Just click the button below to see what my friend Louise Sharp has designed and enjoy the rest of the blog hop using this fantastic bundle.

 

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Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser

 

 

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Need more ideas? Inspiration? 

Make sure to check out my digital tutorials!

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Glamper Greetings Stamp Set

Glamper Greetings Stamp Set

Happy New Year!

I spent all of New Year’s day taking down our Christmas decorations and making my family crazy while I put up Valentine’s decorations.

Every time they would take the Christmas decorations out to the shed… another heart shaped decoration went up.

It’s okay.  These people I live with know I’m crazy and know I’d get CRAZY if they made fun of me.

Regardless of my crazy, I’m super excited for the new year.  Not because last year wasn’t great, I just love fresh starts like I love Monday’s.

 

Don’t Miss Out!

In other news… today I’m sharing a great selection of cards with you using the Glamper Greetings stamp set.

It’s crazy how time flies and soon this stamp set will not be available for purchase.

 

Let’s Get Started!

First of all, the Glamper Greetings stamp set was one of the first sets from the Holiday catalog on my must have list.

Being a huge fan of this type of “glamper” I love all of the options included in this stamp set.

Remember, this stamp set is only available until January 3rd.  There are only a few more days left to grab this stamp set.

 

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

While any style card would be easy to create using this set, I thought a fun fold would be perfect.

Tricks & Tips

  • Create the card base using Whisper White cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″.  
  • Score cardstock at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″. Fold at the 2-3/4″ mark and adhere.  

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The front panel measures 3″ x 3-3/4″ using Watercolor Paper.  

The Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper is a perfect match with this stamp set. Have you noticed how the cactus is a very trendy image in stores? Check out Target right now and see how many Cactus images you can spot.  It’s a pretty hot item.

Mixing Cardstock 

 

 

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Mixing different colors of cardstock is one of my favorites.  Most of all, using Crumb Cake cardstock to watercolor.

Tricks & Tips

  •  Stamp the glamper onto the base of the Whisper White cardstock.  Then stamp the glamper again onto a Whisper White circle die cut.  Once again,  stamp the glamper onto Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut this image. 
  • While this may seem like a little overkill, this will create great dimension for the focal image.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Timeless Textures is a fantastic stamp set to add texture below the glamper.  
  • Use Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on the right side of the card.  
  • The glamper was watercolored using Bermuda Bay ink and an Aqua Painter.  

 

Simple or Dramatic

One of the things I love about this set is the options you have to create simple or a more dramatic scene with this set.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

This pink glamper is the cutest. Whether you are using pink or another one of the many color choices Stampin’ Up! offers there are many great options to create a fun glamper image.

Fewer embellishments and a simple watercolored background are used to create this card.

 

Below you will notice the same card using a few more embellishments.

Glamper Greetings, Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Add glitter to the card by taking an OLD Aqua Painter, dipping it into a mixture of Tombow Multipurpose Glue and a little water.  Create splatter with the glue mixture by flicking the Aqua Painter bristles over your cardstock, add the glitter, shake off excess.
  • Adding sequins is easiest by using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  The small point on this glue pen provides a precision of each small embellishment without getting glue everywhere.

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Wrapping it Up!

Whether you are a big camper or not, the Glamper Greetings has a place for everyone.  While I’m not a huge camper at all, there is something about the cuteness factor glamping brings. Probably because glamper’s are glamorized many ways just like stamping.

Add this great set to your stamping collection HERE.

Lastly, are you looking for more ideas using the Glamper Greetings stamp set? Click HERE and be inspired.

 

Edited January 3rd: WHOOPS… Looks like I missed this stamp set on the carryover list from the Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set will continue to be available.  Sorry for the confusion.

Don't Miss Out, Valentines, Stampin' Up!, Fresh Fruit

You can find great stamp sets, ink, cardstock and amazing embellishments in my online store.

Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

I’d love to be your creative coach and share with you as you begin this hobby or if you are ready to step it up a notch.

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

These great deals will only last until January 3rd, 2017.

 

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Wrapping Christmas With Love

Wrapping Christmas With Love

This past weekend I was busy wrapping Christmas gifts and baking.

Baking is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays but I tend to eat more than I give.

Wrapping Christmas gifts is not one of my favorite things to do, but I turn up the Christmas music and get into it.

 

Wrapped in Warmth

One of the other things I’ve been working on is my Christmas cards.  I thought I had enough created and BOOM- I need many more.

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!  How can this be??????

Not going to lie… I really thought I had created enough.

I guess you know what I’ll be doing over the next week plus I need to make my Christmas tags.

It will all get finished.  It ALWAYS does.

Today I have a fun card to share created using the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set.

Wrapping Christmas, Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

The Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack helped to make this card super easy to create.  LOVE this paper.  I’m a huge fan of the Crumb Cake color tone and this paper is full of it.

Wrapping Christmas, Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

Another fun element used is the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It is DEFINITELY Dynamic.  WOW.

The last little element I used was the Bakers Twine Trio Pack.  Absolutely fell in love with the Gold Twine.  This twine can compliment any project.

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From Our Home To Yours

 

Wrapping Christmas, Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

Here is another version using the same set and paper.

Again, I used lots of the designer series paper.

Wrapping Christmas, Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped the greeting twice and created a little paper piecing to add a little more color to the greeting.  I could have achieved this same look with markers by coloring the images in the colors I wanted and stamping.  Paper piecing the greeting added a little more texture to the card.

 

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The Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder definitely adds the dynamic touch to these cards.

 

Add Warmth to Your Holidays

The Wrapped in Warmth stamp set is currently on sale during Stampin’ Up!’s close out sale.  It’s a promotion not to be missed.  Imagine these great greetings added to your Christmas packages.  They are perfect for creating tags.

I’ll be challenging myself to create tags using this stamp set as I can see they will be perfect touch to wrapping Christmas with love.

 

Here are a few more samples created by Stampin’ Up!  The possibilities are endless.

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Wrapping Christmas, Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale

 

The Best of Christmas

The Best of Christmas

It’s the weekend which makes us all happy.

Why not take a little time travel and look back at some of what I’ll call, the best of Christmas?

I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I’ve created over the last few months.

 

Kimberly’s Favorites

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

After looking back at all of the fun Christmas and holiday cards created, I had a hard time trying to pick my favorites.

Don’t get me wrong… this was not so much about MY favorite creations but my favorite products I was able to design with.

This Holiday Catalog has been amazing to work with because of all the fantastic coordinating products we’ve had available.

Here is a break down of my best of Christmas and I would love to hear what your favorites products have been from the Holiday catalog.

 

Holly Berry Happiness

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

The Holly Berry Happiness became a favorite right away because of the coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I love the size of the holly leaves and the stamp set is a two-step stamp.  Adding vellum to this project created a nice soft touch overall.

See all the details of this card HERE.

Cookie Cutter Christmas 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Every single image in the Cookie Cutter Christmas  stamp set is AMAZING. The coordinating punch, Cookie Cutter Builder makes creating super easy.

Simply stamp and punch any of the images.  LOVE!

Learn more how I created the background for this card HERE.

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

This project is very simple using our smaller gusseted bags.  I filled the bags with red hot candies to simulate the reindeer noses.

SO fun and a great little giftie to give to friends.

Wrapped in Warmth

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

There are so many great products on this card that I fell in love with.  The stamp set Wrapped in Warmth was PERFECT to coordinate with the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper.  There is no ugly sweater in this paper pack. This paper pack is 50% off until January 3rd.

The coordinating doesn’t stop there.  One of my favorite products in the Holiday catalog has been the Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder.  This isn’t just any Textured Embossing Folder.  It feels REAL.  The embossing is amazing and perfect for ANY winter cards.

See all the details on this card HERE.

Banners for Christmas

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The Banners for Christmas stamp set was instant love for me with that beautiful candy cane image and gorgeous banner.

Once again, it’s the love of Stampin’ Up!’s product coordination that makes designing projects so easy and fun.

One of my faves on this card is the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  So fun to see that candy cane image sparkle.  WOW.

I’m also a huge fan of this card sketch.  If you are ever in a pinch for creating a card, try this card sketch.

The red stripe is Washi Tape.  If you are a Washi Tape hoarder, this sketch will help you use it up.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape has great designs and perfect to coordinate with the Banner for Christmas stamp set.

 See all of the details for this card HERE.

Click HERE for another fun card using the Banners for Christmas stamp set.

Jolly Friends 

 

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

This guy!  Creating this card was instant joy.  I love this little moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set.

His sweet little Santa hat was created using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.

This card could easily be duplicated and many other color combinations used.

Click HERE to see more details on this card.

Tin of Tags- Favorite of the Season

The Best of Christmas, Stampin' Up!

 

I’ve had the privilege of creating a ton of Christmas cards this year, but hands down this is one of my favorites.

The music notes paper from  This Christmas Designer Series Paper  has been one of my favorite patterns to use.

Another favorite…. The Tin of Tags Kit and stamp set.

This kit has great elements like the wooden snowflakes, tiny confetti stars and my favorite… thin washi tape.  THE BEST.

You can find more details on this card HERE.

Best of Christmas

Thank you for letting me share my version of the “best of Christmas” with you.  Each of the these cards use products I’ve really enjoyed this season.

There is still time to enjoy them, in fact… the project I have in progress is making Christmas tags using the Cookie Cutter Christmas! YES!

Have an awesome week and make something pretty!!

XOXOXO

Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.

It’s AMAZING!!

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale

Christmas Glamper Greetings

Christmas Glamper Greetings 

When I first laid my eyes on the Glamper Greetings stamp set, I knew I had to have it.

This stamp set was FIRST on my wish list and first to be opened.

Then it sat on my craft table forever.

It wasn’t until I was asked to share this stamp set in Atlanta that it finally was used.

Do you have a similar story? I’d love to know what set is patiently waiting for you to use.

 

Two Cards Two Ways

My goal for sharing this set included sharing a wow version and a simple version.

Both versions are completely duplicatable.

 

 

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WOW Factor

The only reason I’m going to give this card a label of “WOW” is because of the extra elements I used.

Plus it does have some fussy cutting.

Be honest… are you a lover or hater of fussy cutting?

I love fussy cutting… but I know it’s not everyones favorite.

I find fussy cutting relaxing. Call me CRAZY!!

A few of the extra’s I included consisted of the following:

  • Mini Jingle Bells
  • Red Metallic Thread
  • Designer Series Paper

 

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite elements on this card includes the Mini Jingle Bells.  I’ve definitely used these on many projects this year.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

One thing that is hard to capture in the photo is the Red Glitter Embossing Powder.

It’s just enough sparkle and fun to watch that glitter get shiny when you heat it. That’s a WOW!

I used Kraft cardstock for the base of my card.  A very simple background was created using the glamper image and VersaMark.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

Simple and Fun

Now let me share a little skimmed down version.  It’s not much of a change, but notice the subtle differences.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

What you probably notice right away  is there is no Designer Series Paper.  It’s a simple change, but one that I thought made a pretty big difference.

One other bling factor I added to this card is the sequins.  A simple yet fun way to spruce up any card.

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

The Red Glimmer Paper was a perfect addition for both card.

 

Glamper Greetings, Stampin' Up!

 

 

The Glamper Greetings stamp set has REALLY cute and tiny images to create holiday cards for all seasons and can be used all year long.

Regardless of a wow or simple version using this stamp set, the card is going to be darling.

I mean… the glamper… HELLO! SO cute!

I have a few more cards I’ll be sharing using this stamp set over the next week.

See all of the products used for this stamp set in the clickable links below.

Online Classes

Are you looking for new ideas to inspire you?

Click HERE and see the online classes that I have to offer.

Check out the closeout deals in my Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale