Author: Lise Taber - Critters'n Ink, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Paper crafting gives me balance in a very hectic life, as a wife, mother and quilt shop owner. Sharing my love of creating is easy, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and as a quilter. It doesn't matter which medium you choose, I think creativity keeps you young.
Are you ready? The biggest stamp sale of the year is coming up on 23 September!
For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT) online a select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount.
Take advantage of the advance notice and send me your wish list by Tuesday evening, or place your order yourself, online, using the September host code E4S6EAVE.
Sale prices listed below are only valid only during the flash sale period. If there is a discrepancy in pricing, the Stampin’ Up! website will be deemed the correct price.
I’m proud and happy to have been married to Glen for the past 10 yrs. We met in 2006, and in 2009, sold both our homes and relocated to be near water, and bought a house together. We didn’t end up on the water, but did land on a golf course property and love our home. We got married a year later, with my daughter, Emily as my Maid of Honour, and my son, Ian, gave me away.
It was a great party!
For this card, I used the SO cute Cling stamp set, Senior Years. I think it’s going to get a lot of use!
Card Base – Basic Grey (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4) First Matte – Cherry Cobbler (5 1/4 x 4)
Second Matte – Whisper White (5 x 3 3/4) – on this matte, I used the score blade of the paper trimer and scored all four sides at 1/8″ from the edge, then 1/4″, just to give it some detail.
Third Matte – Basic Grey – I used the 4th largest die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
Fourth Matte – Whisper white- cut with the 3rd smallest of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.
I stamped the couple from the Senior Years stamp set and fussy cut them out – adhered them with Mini Dimensionals.
I coloured using the various Stampin’ Blends and embellished with the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls. These are retired but you can take the Pearl Basic Jewels and colour with the Stampin Blend colour of your choice.
I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I fussy cut out the greeting and used the Classic Label Punch to make a small accent piece from Cherry Cobble card stock.
My inside sentiment was “The good things in Life are better with you” from Tasteful Touches Cling stamp set.
For every $60 CAD you spent during the month of July, (not including tax and shipping), you will earn $6 Bonus Days coupon code.
There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupons you can earn. Earn them in July, redeem them in August. Earn coupons between July 1-August 3rd, and you get to redeem them between August 4th – August 31st.n Your coupon codes will be emailed to you, so make sure you don’t delete the emails. Just in time for the launch of the 2020 Holiday Catalogue, on August 4th.
Don’t forget to use this month’s host code when you place your orders this month.
We are a young, growing team, at The Critters’n Ink, Critters’ Den. With the catalogue launch this past month, we decided to start a monthly swap, within our group. This is my contribution. I hope you like it.
We need to first, create our butterfly background piece. I did this using a piece of whisper white card stock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, and using a Stampin’ Sponge, I used 4 different inks to create a coloured sheet. I then take the die of choice, from the Butterfly Beauty Dies, and cut out my butterfly, with my Big Shot.
I remove the bottom right butterfly, with my paper snips as that’s where I want my sentiment to go.
I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss another Whisper White (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), to use as the back ground for the butterfly.
I used mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half and smaller pieces, to elevate the butterfly element.
I layered this onto my card base (I used 4 different card base colours to reflect the colours I used to create the butterfly piece.) I used coordinating enamel dots to match the card base colour.
For the sentiment, I used white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock, then fussy cut it out and attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
It’s hard to believe June is right around the corner, with the snow we’ve been having. Isn’t this crazy??
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Everything you need is pre-cut and comes with a complete set of instructions. So you are ready to skip to the fun part of crafting! As a Subscriber, you will always have cards and cute gifts on hand to suit any occasion. Your first kit even includes a free gift-a clear stamping block you can use over and over again. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started! Last month’s Paper Pumpkin sold out, so don’t delay.
This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!
Box of Sunshine
Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!
As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:
The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Help us make a difference today!
The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.
The Share Sunshine PDF Download is for personal use only.
When you purchase the PDF download, please remember not to share it with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support–and encourage your customers to follow suit!
Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders. This means, that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators do not receive any commissions for this product, so that ALL proceeds go to the charities listed below.
United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.
A PEEK AT MAY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is almost here, and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors!! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!
You won’t want to miss this!!
A Kit In Color
Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
8 cards are traditional size
Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
4 cards are note card size
Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy
Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
I do love my Paper Pumpkin Subscription. It has everything you need, each month to complete the products, whether they’re cards, treat/snack containers, gift tags, etc.
I used an additional little gem on the tag, from “Love what you do”, which is retired, but you can use a Pearl Basic Jewel and colour it with your favourite coordinating Stampin’ Blend marker.