Gently Falling Grunge

Gently falling

I used the Gorgeous Grunge set to  “grunge” up this quick fall card. It’s a fun and  simple technique. I sponged and roughed up the edges to add a little more distressing. I love the size of the stamps in this set, they are large enough to add a lot of detail in a very short time. Adding the washi tape over the image gives it even more depth, because of the semi translucent nature of the tape. This was one of our Stamp Camp cards this month. Quick and fun.

Be sure to check out the Thankful Thursday deal today. There are several punches specially priced at only $11.16! Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, Pansy

Happy Stampin!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Gorgeous Grunge ~ Gently Falling~ Thoughts and Prayers

Ink

Early Espresso ~ Cajun Craze ~ Crushed Curry ~ Crumb Cake

Paper

Crumb Cake ~ Very Vanilla

Fun Stuff

Epic Day washi tape ~ Witches Brew washi tape ~ Season of Style washi tape ~ Linen Thread ~ Distressing tool ~ Sponges

Halloween Bash and Tuesday Specials!

It’s starting to feel like Halloween! I know, most people don’t get excited about chilly, rainy days; but I adore them! Perfect. Halloween. Weather.

Halloweenbash

In honor of this lovely weather (yes, lovely), I have a spooky card for you. I thought these devilishly, eerie bats were the perfect starting point and all they really needed was some fabulous word art to finish the theme. I get to spend the day creating more creepy delights for you. LOVE! Before I go, I wanted to remind you that today is Tuesday so check out the new weekly specials below……

Tuesday’s Weekly Deals

Shop my online store for this weeks deals! Specials end October 21st.

Tuesday Specials 10/15/13

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Halloween Bash

Ink

Basic Black marker ~ Pumpkin Pie Marker ~ Basic Gray Marker

Paper

Basic Black ~ Very Vanilla ~ Witches Brew DSP

Fun Stuff

Decorative Label punch ~ Retired Ribbon

 

Wonderfall and Thankful Thursday

I have a fun card for you today but first, more specials! On Tuesday Stampin’ Up! rolled out a weekly special. They didn’t give an end date for now. Every Tuesday they will be adding sale items to my online store and those specials are good for the week or until supplies run out. That is in addition to the Thankful Thursday special that they will announce on the blog each week during October. Don’t forget that when you take advantage of these specials, if you use the code GJGTYCGT you will be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess Event. 

Thankful Thursday

The following DSP packs are on sale, TODAY ONLY. Sale price $8.21 (reg $10.95).

Thankful Thursday 1010

Tuesday Specials

Sales prices good through next Monday

Tuesday Specials

 

Wonderfall

Wonderfall

I really like how this turned out.  I love that fall weather is finally here and this card  reminds me of a walk outside. I frayed the burlap ribbon to give it a wispier feel.

I used a Variegated stamping technique to get the multicolored look on the leaf. The leaf stamp was inked up in Crushed Curry, and then Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler were added with sponge daubers before stamping the image on Very Vanilla card stock. The rhinestones were colored with Sharpie markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Stampin Stuff

Stamps

Wonderfall ~ Delightful Dozen

Ink

Crushed Curry ~ Cherry Cobbler ~ Cajun Craze

Paper

Very Vanilla ~ Crumb Cake

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Autumn Accents Die ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels ~ Burlap Ribbon ~ Sponge Daubers

 

Best of Halloween Flip Card

Halloween flip card

Here is a Spooky flip card that I made using the new Circle Card Thinlets, a die that cuts and scores this fun fold! To get the DSP to line up nicely, I just used the thinlet to cut it. Then I trimmed it down to fit the card. The image is stamped on a white circle and then sponged to add the color. I cut the bats from an image in the Halloween Bash set.

Halloween flip card

I hope you get to stamp today!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Best of Halloween ~ Halloween Bash ~ Tags 4 You

Ink

Black StazOn ~ Daffodil Delight ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ Night of Navy

Paper

Basic Black ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ Whisper White ~ Witches Brew DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Circle Card Thinlets ~ Circles Collection Framelits ~ Label Bracket punch ~ 2 1/2″ Circle punch ~ Sponges ~ Sponge Daubers

World Card Making Day

Best of Halloween

Today is World Card Making day. I hope you get a chance to stamp today! If you do, be sure and snap a picture of your card and send it to Stampin’ Up! to be entered to win a prize

There are two ways to enter:

  • E-mail a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product on World Cardmaking Day to wcmd2013@stampinup.com.
  • Post a photo of a card, or of you making a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product on World Cardmaking Day on Instagram. Mention us by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag #wcmd2013 in the description.

I am getting addicted to the Washi Tape! They are just fun to play with and mix and match. I really love how they make it easy to “fill in” anywhere your design “needs something”.  For a smaller image like this, they are the perfect background. I handcut the little bats from another image in the Halloween Bash set. I love the little bat image and have used it on several projects. The tombstone background is a Windows framelit piece that has 3 of the sides cut down.

Belinda

 

 Stampin Stuff

Stamps

Best of Halloween ~ Halloween Bash

Ink

Black StazOn ~ Tangerine Tango ~ Basic Gray ~ Daffodil Delight

Paper

Basic Gray ~ Whisper White

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Window Frames framelits ~ Witches Brew Washi Tape ~ Epic Day Washi Tape ~ Sponges

Thursday Thank You!

I am hoping to change over to my new theme this weekend, so I’ll have several posts coming over the next couple of days! Today Stampin’ Up! announced a special on their blog, celebrating 250 blog posts. Every Thursday in October they will announce a product special for that day only. Today’s Thankful Thursday special is Washi Tape

131269 Epic Day  $3.71 (regular price 4.95)
129314 Gingham Garden  $3.71 (regular price 4.95)
132156 Witches Brew  $3.71 (regular price 4.95)

I am also announcing a Mystery Hostess event for the month. See the details below.

another thank you1

This card is done with the new photopolymer set called Another Thank You. I embossed the thank you image and then stamped the leaves. I trimmed the edges of the burlap ribbon to give it a different look. I also used some of the trimmed strands to  add to the wispy fall look.

Another Thank You

I finished off the bow with an antique brad and held the leaves in place with little copper safety pins. Bring on the fall weather!

Mystery Hostess Event!

Thankful Thursdays is a great reason to kick off a Mystery Hostess event using the new Hostess code! You can place orders in the online store and link to a particular workshop. Your order placed in the online store will ship immediately, but the workshop can be held open all month. You could take advantage of each Thursday’s special and possibly earn Hostess rewards for the event as well! Each time you place an order this month you will entered in the drawing for the hostess rewards. This workshop will also be eligible for the extra hostess benefits!
It is really easy to order in the online store.

Here is the Hostess code for this event

GJGTYCGT

Enter this code when you place your order in My Online Store. There is a hostess code box at the bottom of the page to enter it.There is a minimum shipping charge in the online store. You can still place orders by email, but I won’t be able to add them to this particular Mystery Hostess event because of the one day specials and I would have to hold the order till the end of the month. If you have any trouble ordering in the online store, just call me and I’ll help you through it.

Good luck on being the next Mystery Hostess!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Another Thank You ~ Gently Falling

Ink

Early Espresso ~ Cajun Craze ~ Crushed Curry ~ Versamark

Paper

Crumb Cake ~ Regals DSP Stack

Fun Stuff

Burlap Ribbon ~ Clear Embossing Powder ~ Vintage Trinkets ~ Antique Brads

 

Timeless Talk

Timeless Talk

This was a card from Stamp Camp in June. The image was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink and then I used a blender pen and Crisp Cantaloupe ink to add some additional color to the image. I love those colors together!

Thanks for stopping by

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Timeless Talk

Ink

Baked Brown Sugar ~ Crisp Canteloupe

Paper

Baked Brown Sugar ~ Soft Suede ~ Whisper White ~ Soho Subway ~ Birthday Basics DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Delicate Doilies Sizzlet ~ 2 1/2″ Circle Punch ~ Vintage Faceted Buttons ~ Linen Thread ~ Blender Pens

 

New Thinlet “Flip Card” Dies!

I had a fabulous time at StampFest and then Convention the following week. Such a good time in fact that it has taken me a couple of weeks to catch up and recuperate! There is so much Stampin’ News to share with you, I don’t know where to start, but here goes.

The Holiday Catalog went live today! (Yesterday, really but my blog servers were down for hours) There are some fabulous products in there. My favorites are the framelits that cut perfect liners for our envelopes, the This N That Christmas organizer, muslin gift bags and other gift packaging, lots of shine and shimmer, the banner kits (so much fun!), and so, so much more! Here is a link for you to see it for yourself.

Stampin’ Up announced some amazing new products at convention. The next two items are available now. The first are these fun new Thinlet dies that cut and score a flip fold card for you. I am so excited about these, because I have been asking for this exact kind of die and they come with several additional framelits for decorating the card. I’ll just show you this video, the samples are gorgeous and so much fun!

You HAVE to go see what people are making with our new Undefined Kit! This is a kit that allows you to carve a stamp of your own design. Get inspired here!

Undefined

Of course there is more. We have a wonderful tool coming that will allow you to quickly create your own envelopes in 60 different sizes and on August 9th several new attachments and blades that turn our already fab paper trimmer into a rotary trimmer as well!

I think that’s enough excitement for one day. I’ll be back tomorrow with a card for you!

 

StampFest Kits

StampFest Kits

StampFest

These are the projects for the kits I am offering this year. I am changing things up a little. I designed the cards so that you could easily change images or framelits or even the designer paper and get a completely different look.  So I am offering these projects with some options so that will allow you to personalize your cards and hopefully meet a wide range of needs for attendees.

With each kit, you have the option of choosing a different Designer series paper pattern to suit your personal style. Each Kit will include a .pdf file with instructions for all 8 projects. (I will have printed copies on hand for you)

Option one: Create one of each of the 8 items shown and receive project instructions as well as cutting dimensions for each project. Kit cost is $22.50

Option two: Create 4 of each card design and 1 of each 3D project and receive project instructions as well as cutting dimensions for each project. Kit cost is $33.50

Option three: A complete Product pack that will allow you to create AT LEAST 4 of each card design and 1 of each 3D project. You will also receive all of the ribbon, brads etc that you would need to create those. In addition you will receive project instructions as well as cutting dimensions for each project. This kit is NOT PRECUT, but you will have full product packs that coordinate and you will be able to create additional projects with your leftover product. This kit also gives you the most freedom to change the projects to fit your own stamping style. Kit cost is $43.50 (if you want me to precut the projects from your product add $5 to the cost of the kit and specify which projects you would like cut)

Kit includes a full pack of of each of the following

  • Designer Series paper of your choice (specialty DSP will be $2 more)
  • Coordinating Card stock assortment
  • Coordinating Candy Dots
  • Lace Doilies

Plus, the ribbon, brads, embellishments, etc to complete 20 cards and 3 additional projects.

I will also have many of the pre-cut leftover cards from recent stamp camps that you can choose from. These cards will be priced at $1 per card.

Stamp a stack pricing is as follows and the card choices are in the previous post. Each stack is 5 cards of one design. Your first stack is $7.50 and each stack after that is $5.00 or you may stamp 5 stacks for $25.00. You may also choose to stamp one of each design for $10.00.

I also have someone interested in doing scrapbook pages so I will be adding 2 2 page spreads and those will be $10 each (I’ll add them here before Saturday)

I will need to have your card/kit choices by Saturday so I can order additional items if I need them. I will have adhesive on hand if you need to purchase some for the event. I will be placing an order this weekend if you need any additional items before StampFest. (it will be expedited, so we will have it in time!)

Belinda

 

Stamp a Stack for StampFest!

 StampFest 2013

July 12-13, 2013

The event is $25 per person for the entire weekend or $15.00 for Friday OR Saturday only. Doors open at noon on Friday (July 12th). You may stay as late as you like on Friday or Saturday and come and go as you please.

Your StampFest fee gives you access to the room for either day or the weekend and that includes the use of the following stations….

  • Stamp Station: I will have all of the stamps available for any kits or cards that I am offering plus 20-30 sentiment sets. Each participant can also choose up to 10 additional sets that they would like to have available for the weekend for everyone to use.
  • Color Station: I will have 60 different colors of ink and markers available, as well as specialty pads, chalks, pencils and other items for coloring your stamps and images.
  • Cutting/Tool Station: I will have all of my punches, Big Shot, die and framelit collection available for you to use all weekend. I’ll also have all of my embossing folders and various other cutting, scoring and piercing tools for you to use. I will  have additional tools like heat guns, crimpers, cropadile etc.
  • My Digital Studio Classes: $10.00 for an hour and a half session, no room fee required. Basics or Advanced sessions (call or email me for times and details 918-827-6148) You do not have to pay the room rate for these sessions.

Kits are not included in the StampFest fee, and they are not required for attending. You may bring your own paper/projects and work on those all weekend or you may order from the kit selection beginning Tuesday, July 2nd. There will be 7 Stamp A Stack selections (2 Christmas) and then I will have packets of precut cards from stamp camps that can be purchased individually as supplies last. Additional kit offerings will be available on my blog and in an additional sign up email that I will be sending out on July 1st

I’ll also have a table of retired items for sale at great prices. This will include stamps, papers, pads and other items. You do not have to pay the room fee if you are only dropping by to shop the retirement items.

Here are the Stamp a Stack selections. (Timeless Talk, Hearts a Flutter, Secret Garden, Six Sided Sampler, Cycle Celebration)

Timeless Talk

Timeless Talk

Hearts a Flutter

Hearts a flutter

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

One in a Million

six sided sampler

Cycle Celebration

Cycle Celebration

I pulled out some of my favorite retired sets for our StampFest Christmas choices!

Post Card

vintage

Stitched Stockings

stitched stockings

Each stack is 5 cards of one design. Your first stack is $7.50 and each stack after that is $5.00 or you may stamp 5 stacks for $25.00. You may also choose to stamp one of each design for $10.00.

Belinda