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Friday, September 30, 2016

Don't Be Afraid - Just Do It!

By challenging myself to use Card Maps/Layouts I have found that I'm not afraid to cut up my BEAUTIFUL Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.   It's only paper - Just Do It!
 
I start with the basic card base and layers and pull out my tray of embellishments that I have made with leftover scraps or embellishments that I thought would work, didn't. 
 
 
My Tray of Embellishments
 
 


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 5/8" x 4 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 1 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 5/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/8" x 7/8"
      • Use Dimensionals under this layer
    • Scrap for banner and flower center
  • Blushing Bride cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4 3/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 1"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 3/4"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments (more info HERE)
  • Word Window hand punch for sentiment, trimmed as banner
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals (flower has two Dimensionals stacked together)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! October 2016 Special

Designer Series Paper Special


DETAILS
  • Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion. 
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  UPEVQCNJ

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Playful Scribbles

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut Modern Label from this
    • Triangles - 3" x 3" cut diagonally
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Scrap for die cut
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock
    • Scraps for flowers
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Triangles - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" cut diagonally
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments (for more info, click HERE)
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
  • Itty Bitty Accent punch
  • Dimensionals
  • Black jewels (non SU)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thinking of You Botanical


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 2 1/4"
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/8:
    • Horizontal strips measure
      • 4 3/4" x 5/8"
      • 4 1/4" x 1/2"
    • Vertical strips measure
      • 5/8" x 3 7/8"
      • 1/2" x 3/8"
  • Wetlands stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
  • Black jewels (non SU)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double Z Fold Birthday


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 11" x 4 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Band card layer measures 11" x 1 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for sentiment layer
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Scrap for balloon
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4"
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Band card layers
      • 5 1/4" x 1"
      • 2 1/2" x 1"  (cut two)
    • Scrap for balloon
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Scrap for balloon
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measure 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Band card layers  
      • 5 1/8" x 7/8"
      • 2 3/8" 7/8" (cut 2)
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiment (more info HERE)
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Balloon Bouquet punch
  • Black crochet thread (non SU)
  • Brights Enamel Shapes
  • Dimensionals
  • Strong adhesive for band
If you stamp your name on cards, stamp before attaching band.




A free tutorial is available for download HERE.


Playful Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Peekaboo Peach
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 3/8"
      • Scored at 2 1/2" along uncut portion
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
    • Inside card layer measures 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"
    • Strip measures 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for circle
  • Emerald Envy
    • Strip measures 1/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for leaf
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Inside card layer measures 2 1/2" x 5"
    • Scrap for circle
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2" x 5"
  • Circle of Spring stamp set
  • Emerald Envy ink
  • Flourish Thinlits
  • Circle dies 2 3/8" and 2 1/8" (non SU)
  • Itty Bitty Accents and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Playful Palette Duet

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8' x 3 3/8"
    • Card layer measures 4" x 2 3/4"
    • Banner measures 4 5/8" x 5/8"
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Banner measures 4 1/2"  x 1/2"
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Express Yourself stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Flourish Thinlits
  • Itty Bitty Accent punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Second Card
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Design Made Easier

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut this a hair shorter than 4"
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Top and bottom layers measure 4" x 1"
      • Mark from top left side 1/4" down
      • Mark from top right side 1" down
      • Cut diagonally
    • Second from top and from bottom layers measure 4" x 1 3/4"
      • Mark from top left side 1/2" down
      • Mark from top right side 1 1/4" down
      • Cut diagonally
    • Center pieces are cut from a layer measures 4" x 1 5/8"
      • You'll have to cut and use two different pattern pieces
      • The fourth layer needs to be on a solid background pattern to allow for stamping
      • Mark from top left side 1/4" down
      • Mark from top right side 1 3/8" down
      • Cut diagonally
  • Express Yourself stamp set
  • Always Artichoke ink
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Cutting the Designer Series Paper
  1. Depending on the accuracy of your diagonally cut lines, the space between each piece should be 1/8". 
  2. Careful planning is needed when cutting pieces.   Layers 2, 4, and 5 are best with solid background. 
  3. The sections can be flipped and turned over to make use of all the paper.
  4. Arrange in order before gluing. 
  5. The sentiment can be stamped on the left or right side.
  6. Apply layers beginning from the top. 
  7. A piece of graph paper and ruler helps keep the spacing even and straight. 


Tutorial can be downloaded HERE


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clearance Rack and Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiment Special

 
Get them while they are hot and available!
The popular items will be GONE probably before NOON today, September 13, 2016
 
Stampin' Up! just added some FANTASTIC buys on their clearance rack, click HERE.  Cardstock, who doesn't need cardstock and at a reduced price?

Don't forget this special from an earlier post.....

Place an order of $25 or more any current Stampin' Up! Catalog or Clearance Rack by Friday, September 16, 2016, select me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and use Hostess Code Y6US46XF and you will receive Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments by email.  For more information about Crafts by Beth "Click, Print and Punch" Sentiments, click HERE.  Once your order has shipped, I will email you the file.

Questions, EMAIL me.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Botanical Thinking of You

Stampin' Up! Product
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Layer for mounting strips measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
      • Randomly attach strips, when finished, trim to 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Various widths - begin with strips at least 4 1/2" wide
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set (Paper Pumpkin Feb 16)
  • Always Artichoke ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Blog Post Error

I had an incorrect Hostess Code in my earlier blog post.  My special offer has been extended. 

The 2016 Holiday Catalog is LIVE.  


Download it HERE.  Right click on HERE and select "Save Target As" and save it to your computer.  Be sure to note where your computer "decides" to save it so you can easily find it.

Place an order of $25 or more any current Stampin' Up! Catalog by Friday, September 16, 2016, select me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and use Hostess Code Y6US46XF and you will receive Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments by email.  For more information about Crafts by Beth "Click, Print and Punch" Sentiments, click HERE.  Once your order has shipped, I will email you the file.

Questions, EMAIL me.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Notecards from Scratch

Stampin' Up! has great Whisper White notecards and envelopes.  What if you want to use a colored cardstock?  It is easy to make notecards complete with homemade envelopes.  Did you know you can get three notecards from a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock.   The cards are cut at 5" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2". Careful planning and this guide will show you how.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 3 1/2" x 5"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 4 5/8"
  • Early Espresso cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
      • Cut leaf from this piece
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Inside card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
  • Tin of Cards stamp set
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Flourish Thinlits
  • Dimensionals
  • Envelope Punch Board


Now onto the made from scratch envelope.  I purchased good quality paper from Amazon to make envelopes.  Click HERE for more information.
  1. Envelope paper measures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
  2. Line paper up at the 3 1/8" mark, punch and score
  3. Turn paper 90 degrees, line "Score Guide" to last scored line, punch
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have punched four times
  5. I finish the envelop flap by punching the corner using the punch board
What about the glue to seal the envelope?  No problem - I use these!  Click HERE to purchase at Amazon

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Using Card Maps Series XXX



Stampin' Up! Products
  • Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer
    • Card base measures 4 3/8 " x 5 3/8"
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut butterfly from this piece
  • Pool Party cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Banner measures 4" x 3/8" before using punch
  • Pocketful of Cheer (Paper Pumpkin)
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 5"
    • Strip
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Enamel Shapes (from Paper Pumpkin)
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Holiday Catalog

The 2016 Holiday Catalog is LIVE. 


Download it HERE.  Right click on HERE and select "Save Target As" and save it to your computer.  Be sure to note where your computer "decides" to save it so you can easily find it.

Place an order of $25 or more any current Stampin' Up! Catalog by Friday, September 9, 2016, select me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and use Hostess Code Y6US46XF and you will receive Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments by email.  For more information about Crafts by Beth "Click, Print and Punch" Sentiments, click HERE.  Once your order has shipped, I will email you the file.

Questions, EMAIL me.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Double Z Fold Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  •  Blackberry Bliss cardstock
    • Card layer measures 11" x 4 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
      • If you stamp your name on the back of your cards, do it now
    • Band card layer measures 11" x 1 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4"
      • Cut butterfly and flower from the center of this piece
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer (back) measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Band card layers
      • 5 1/4" x 1"
      • 2 1/2" x 1"  (cut two)
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Band card layer measures 2 3/8" x 7/8"
    • Card layer (back) measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Wallflower Fields Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measure 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Band card layers  
      • 5 1/8" x 7/8"
      • 2 3/8" 7/8"
  • Flourishing Phrases stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
  • Strong adhesive for band


A free tutorial is available for download HERE.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Using Card Maps Series XXIX


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Back of jar layer measures 1 7/8" x 2 7/8
    • Scraps for stems and flowers
  • Cameo Coral cardstock
    • Scrap for scallop circle
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Four pieces each measuring 1 7/8" x 2 7/8"
      • Stamp one piece
    • DSP layer 4 1/2" (see picture tutorial below)
    • Scrap for 1 3/8" circle
  • Window Sheet
    • One piece measuring 1 7/8" x 2 7/8" *
    • Regular glue failed! I was told glue dots would work, I haven't tried fixing the window sheet layer that pulled apart from the cardstock.
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Get Well Soon Crafts by Beth CCP Sentiments (Info.)
  • Jar of Love stamp set
  • Basic Black, Cameo Coral and Mint Macaron inks
  • Everyday Jars Framelits
  • Scallop 1 5/8" circle die (non SU)
  • Circle punches 1 1/4" and 1 3/8"
  • Sequins (Paper Pumpkin June 16)
  • Dimensionals
  • Strong adhesive to place jar onto card
Check out this YouTube video to see how to make a shaker card using layers of cardstock.  Please be sure to put a "thumbs up" and comment.

When cutting diagonal layers, I have found that this is the best way to mat them.





* Frugal Tip - Report folders are a great substitute for window sheets

Friday, September 2, 2016

Using Card Maps Series XXVIII

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
      • Cut Modern Label from this
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" (cut 2)
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 5/8" x 5 3/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" (cut 2)
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments (click HERE for more info)
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Black Jewels

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers you get written instructions for 7 (yes, SEVEN) alternative projects using the kit.  This is a sampling of the alternatives for the August 2016 kit.

 
Don't miss out on free instructions, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin TODAY!  Follow THIS LINK to subscribe.  If you want to purchase three, six or twelve month at a discount, please EMAIL me.
 
 
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW CUSTOMERS!!! 


WHO DOESN'T LIKE FREE?

I love the Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail.  I challenge myself to think out of the box and create alternatives using out Stampin' Up! products I have on hand.

Select me as your demonstrator and you will receive seven alternatives along with complete instructions for every month you subscribe.  For those who subscribe, you will receive the instructions for that month's kit by email FREE on the fifth of the month after you receive your kit.

Follow THIS LINK to subscribe for one month, don't forget to type in the BOGO Promo Code.  This incredible Buy One Get One ends October 10, 2016. Your monthly kit will continued to be mailed until you cancel - cancel anytime!

Contact me by EMAIL if you have any questions.