Thursday, April 30, 2015

Manly Mustache Gift Card

Don't forget to check the latest updates on the Retiring List.  Don't let that favorite stamp or product get away from you!

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Today I want to share another of the cute projects we did at our Team Regional event a couple of weeks ago.

This is a cute masculine gift card holder using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547) from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I'm hoping this is something that carries over into the Annual Catalog, but we won't know that for a while yet.



For the insert, Basic Black - 5" x 3 1/2"and Very Vanilla 4 3/4" x3 1/4" 

For the tag, Very Vanilla 3 3/4" x 2" then punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Stamp with B.Y.O.P. stamps that work for the occasion for which you are making the card.

DSP - Typeset



Decorate as desired with the appropriate gift card! 


I just love when my upline, Lorri Heiling, puts together our Regional Events.  They are always so much fun and she always has great projects for us.  Thanks again Lorri!

Thank you for looking in today.  Stay tuned for more cute projects!

~ Donna

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Thank You!



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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Border Blooms

I love CASEing cards, but wow, when they don't have measurements, it makes it even more FUN!  You thought I was going to say difficult didn't you?  I found this one by Robin Messenheimer.

Begin with a base card of Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - scored at 4 1/4"
Strawberry Slush - 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP - Painted Blooms 5 1/8" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 2"
Wild Wasabi - 5 1/8" x 1"


Stamp the two-flower bunch from Painted Blooms with Strawberry Slush and the single leaf's in Wild Wasabi.  To line the stamps up easily, choose the Photopolymer set and refer to THIS POST to make it easy to line up.  In this case, stamp the flowers first, the sample will show the leaves first.

After stamping, trim one side of the flowers.

Adhere the DSP first to the Strawberry Slush, then adhere the Wild Wasabi to the other side, leaving the same margin of slush showing.  Lastly attach the stamped flowers.



Wrap a 22" length of 5/8" Organza Ribbon around the Strawberry Slush and Flowers tying a large bow across the front. Attach to the base card either directly or with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped "best mother ever" from And Many More.  I think I might re-do it by stamping the sentiment on Whisper White and then punch with Modern Label or Word Window.

Thank you for looking in today.

Remember to click the link to get to my blog to see the products used today.

~ Donna


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weekly Deals

This is my 2nd post today - be sure to check HERE for the first one.

If you are reading this in an email, be sure to click the link at the bottom and go to StampsWellWithOthers to see this awesome list of deals!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna


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Important Catalog Dates and Updates

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With the anticipation of new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog coming June 2nd, I thought I'd share some important catalog transition dates / information:

How to get a new 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog     20150106_Occasions_en-US

June 2nd is the day!!  

Day for what?  It's like a special catalog day - meaning...
  • LAST day for the 2015 Occasions Catalog
  • LAST day for the 2014/2015 Annual Catalog
  • FIRST day for the 2015/2016 Annual Catalog - Wooo Hoooo!!

Online Store information
  • June 2nd - the online store will be doing maintenance from midnight to 2 a.m. (MT)
  • June 3rd - the online store will be doing maintenance from midnight to 2 a.m. (MT)

How to get a free Stampin' Up! catalog?  
  • If you're an active customer with me, you too will automatically get a free catalog from me.
  • If you are not an active customer with me and would like to receive a free catalog, just place an order of $50 or more by May 1st to get on the first round of shipping.
  • Catalogs should arrive to you near the end of May.
  • If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to purchase a catalog for $6.00, contact me at StampsWellWithOthers@gmail.com and I will see you receive one.  If you do have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you should contact them directly, I would never want to take a customer away from a current active demonstrator.

Want a whole box of catalogs?  Join My Team and you can share your catalogs with your friends and enjoy crafting with them.  What better way to pay for your addiction, I mean crafting needs (tee hee), than to have customers that love to craft as much as you do!

I'd love to have you on my Stamps Well With Others Team!

Thank you for looking in today - remember to come back later to see the Weekly Deals.

~ Donna

Monday, April 27, 2015

Popcorn Box Tutorial

I promised you I'd show a tutorial for making the popcorn box from yesterday.  In order to make a proper tutorial, I needed to make it step by step, so I made a new box with new decorations.  Mostly because I didn't have the same accessories, but that's okay, I used new ones and I'm happy with the results.



Begin by cutting 4 (four) Fry Boxes using the Fry Box Bigz L (132966) and trim according to the pictures below.  

On the two that keep the flaps attached, you also need to remove a small snip from the flaps.  Click on the picture to enlarge it to see better.  Without removing that little bit, the box will not fit together properly.



DO NOT throw away the spare parts.  They will be used for making the "film strip", "popcorn" and tickets.

Using Work of Art stamp set (w-134111 / c-134114), stripe the box with Real Red.  Lay them out in alternating pieces (tabs, no tabs, tabs, no tabs).



Using either Liquid Tombow Glue (my adhesive of choice), Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip attach the four pieces together.





Put adhesive on the last flap and pulling the pieces together, complete your box sides.



Ta da!  

Now attach the bottom flaps together.  The first two pieces just require a little bit of glue on the edge, so don't overdo this part or you will be sticky all over!




Now you can go a little more crazy with the glue and add it across the bottom and fold over the last two flaps.


 Finished Box.


To make the filmstrip in my box, Cut a piece of Basic Black 1 1/4" wide and 3 1/2" long.  (Longer if you want  a longer film).  Punch 1" squares and center them onto the strip.


Make a little popcorn box using Cupcake Party for the box.  Stamp with Real Red and punch out using the Cupcake Builder.  Punch popcorn using the Boho Blossoms (retiring this year!) and sponge lightly with So Saffron ink.

Stamp a sentiment from Sumthin' Sumthin' (also retiring!) and punch it out with Ticket Duo Builder (also retiring! - UGH).  It just fits!  Also punch two extra tickets in Basic Black and attach to the back of the sentiment.  Otherwise, it just disappears into the background.  


Thank you to Lorri Heiling for this cute project and for the clothespins she gave us at our event!  It was so much fun and making my version stretched my imagination to use what I had available.

Thank you for looking in again today.  I appreciate your business and your support!

~ Donna

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

French Fry Box Movie Treat

Saturday was a day full of fun and stamping with an awesome group of gals - brought to us by Lorri Heiling - our fabulous Team Leader for weSTAMP!  

Then out with the hubs and friends to this year's Feeney Winthrop Benefit Concert.  If you're in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend you attend one of these benefits.  They are awesome and you won't be disappointed!  Proceeds benefit St. Joseph the Worker.

Ok, on to the first of our projects we made.

Oh my goodness, is this the cutest thing ever!  I think Lorri has a thing for Popcorn Box things.  Check this link to one from a couple of years ago.

Thank you Lorri for a fabulous day of fun!



Tomorrow I'll share the details on how to make this adorable box.  As I write this (Saturday night about midnight), I'm fighting to keep my eyes open, so I promise to have the information tomorrow.

Thank you for coming by today ~ Happy Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Doodled Thank Yous

This month I made some large thank you notes to match the little thank you notes I put into my customer's bags.  Since some of them were purchased online and were mailed to them, I wanted to mail a card so they would still receive their thank you!

I'm a big believer in Thank You Notes!



For full details on how to doodle, click HERE under the blog Do You Doodle?


Off to bed for this gal, tomorrow is a big day stamping with our weSTAMP Team.  I love stamping with the girls! 

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

Friday, April 24, 2015

Something For Dad

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This cute little card was spotted on Martha Inchley's blog and I fell instantly in love with it.  Thank You Martha!!

Ok, so yes, it is a little early for Father's Day, but there was no way I could put off making this adorable card.  This set is called Something For Baby, but today it is Something for Dad!

You'll notice a difference in the two hangers.  They are actually both stamped with Soft Suede.  The on on the right (as you look at it) was stamped first.  At that point I realized I needed to re-ink my pad.

Look closer!  Click on the photo - it should open in another window and it should be bigger and easier to see.  After stamping the hangers, I used my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker and a scrap piece of card stock to make the line across the hanger.


Remember to keep your ink pads nice and juicy so they are ready to stamp crisp and clean!  Need to know how to add ink to your pads, contact me and I'll be happy to help.

I stamped the tie - also in the same stamp set with Blackberry Bliss, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie and then cut them out by hand.  You could certainly use the thinlit that matches this set, but I wanted them trimmed up a little closer, plus it was faster to cut by hand than running them through six times.


I added a Cherry Cobbler heart from the Confetti Heart Punch.  I think Real Red would have looked better.  What do you think?

Each tie is popped up with a half of a Stampin' Dimensional on the bottom and a thin slice of Stampin' Dimensional for the upper half.  It was skinnier than I thought, so I had to make a thin slice instead of a half a dimensional.


These cards were made using the Note Cards and Envelopes.  I just love the size of these little gems!

Don't forget to shop the Retirement Sale:

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! ORDERING VIA MY ONLINE STORE
Use Hostess Code DF4T24M9
Everyone who uses the hostess code DF4T24M9 when placing an online retiring list order through my store will receive a surprise in the mail as a little thank you.  Remember, DO NOT select "no contact" or I won't be able to send you your thank you.  
Note: Don’t use the code if your order is over $150.00 – instead you can be the ‘hostess’ and choose at least $25 worth of free goodies! 

Thank you for looking in today!
~ Happy Friday - Donna

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trust God

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I wanted to play with my newest stamp set, Trust God.  It was on my wish list for so long and I finally got it.  I'm happy to say it isn't on the retirement list so, Yay!

With any luck at all, Painted Petals will stick around and move into the annual catalog.  I sure hope so, I love these flowers so very much!

Recipe:

Base - Calypso Coral - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Crisp Cantaloupe - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Smaller square for flowers:
Calypso Coral - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Crisp Cantaloupe - 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Whisper White - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz

Ribbon:  Pear Pizzazz




Do you have trouble lining up your flowers when they come in layers?  Try this:

First stamp your stems where you want them to be:


Then place the flowers - stamping side down onto your paper exactly where it needs to be.


Take your clear block and keeping it square with your card stock lay it gently over your photopolymer stamp.  Press gently and lift up.


Then ink your stamp and you're ready to place it back easily by lining it up.  Perfect every time!


Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you had a great Wednesday.

~ Donna


IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! ORDERING VIA MY ONLINE STORE
Use Hostess Code DF4T24M9
Everyone who uses the hostess code DF4T24M9 when placing an online retiring list order through my store will receive a surprise in the mail as a little thank you.  Remember to leave your contact information or I won't be able to send you your thank you.  
Note: Don’t use the code if your order is over $150.00 – instead you can be the ‘hostess’ and choose at least $25 worth of free goodies! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Masculine Cards and Day Two Retirement List

First things first... Today is Day Two for the Retirement List.  Be sure to check each day as the list will change with updates as to when things are no longer available.  



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Now, for today's cards:

Two more quick and easy masculine cards - a thank you and a birthday.  

Using the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stacks makes these manly cards SO EASY! 

For these cards I simply used the Hello You Thinlits Dies and cut out all four words.  You'll notice, only three words are used... or are they?

"thank" was actually "thanks" and I removed the "s"
"happy" and "you" are as intended and
"hello" is... the EXCLAMATION point.  Ok, so only party of it is used, but it is used!

I cut out one of the "l"'s from "hello" and the "e" and turned them into "!"  Cute, right?


Then, using some of the sentiment words from Crazy About You, I stamped them onto Whisper White using Memento Ink and punched out using the Word Window punch and setting them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank  you for looking in today.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or on my blog.

~ Donna

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! ORDERING VIA MY ONLINE STORE
Use Hostess Code DF4T24M9
Everyone who uses the hostess code DF4T24M9 when placing an online retiring list order through my store will receive a surprise in the mail as a little thank you.  Remember to leave your contact information or I won't be able to send you your thank you.  
Note: Don’t use the code if your order is over $150.00 – instead you can be the ‘hostess’ and choose at least $25 worth of free goodies! 




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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekly Deals - April 21. 2015

WEEKLY DEALS

There’s a little something for everyone in this week's deals!
137165G


So You Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137165
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN



Build A Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137166
Regular Price: $33.95 US/$41.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $25.46 US/$31.46 CAN



Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper Item # 137782
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN



Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape Item # 137787
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN



Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons Item # 137857
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.63 CAN



Ornate Tag Topper Punch Item # 137416
Regular Price: $22.95 US/$31.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.21 US/$23.96 CAN



Handpicked Framelits Dies Item # 137361
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN




Label Card Thinlits Die Item # 133479
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

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