Monday, 20 August 2018

Postcard Pals Class in the Mail

Do you love to craft at home in your pajamas?
Love to craft at your own pace, stop when you want and just take your time?
Have you considered trying a class in the mail?

If not, this might be the one you want to try! This month's class in the mail uses the uber cute Postcard Pals stamp set. This stamp set has the most adorable images in it. I think it's one of my favorite 'cute' sets of all time!

This months class includes all the supplies to create 4 cute cards including one fun fold. All you need is an Archival Black or Staz On black ink pad and some way to color in the images. The samples use our watercolor pencils but you could use a blender pen or aqua painter and ink pads or even Stampin’ Blends (remember to use Memento ink with the Blends).

Option 1 includes:
  • Postcard Pals stamp set ($27) (stamp set can be substituted with one of equal or lesser value if you already own it)
  • A package of the twinkle backed sequins ($9.50)
  • All pre-cut supplies to create all 4 cards
  • Step-by-step instructions 
  • A link to a video with tips & tricks on how to assemble the projects
Class fee is $50 (+ shipping if needed)

Option 2 includes:
·A package of the twinkle backed sequins
·All pre-cut supplies to create all 4 cards
·Step-by-step instructions
·A link to a video with tips & tricks on how to assemble the projects
 Class fee is $30 (+ shipping if needed)

**Add on the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 to option 1 or two and save shipping & tax**
You pay just $17!

Option 3 includes step-by-step instructions to create the projects (no supplies). Cost is $20. This option is available worldwide!

Option 4: this option is for the Treasure Stampers team only. Receive the pre-cut supplies to complete all the cards . Cost is $15. Not a Treasure Stamper? Ask me how to become one!

 Here's how it works:
  • Email me at and let me know which option works best for you.
  • Deadline to register for the class in the mail is August 31st.
  • All supplies will be ordered September 1st.
  • Kits will be prepped and shipped, or ready for pick up by September 15th, at the latest.
  • Tutorial only option will be emailed to you within 2 days of payment being received. 
  • Payment can be made by Visa, MCRD, etransfer or PayPal.
  • Note: Options 1, 2 and 4 are only open to Canadian residents. Option 3 is available worldwide.
  • You don't want to miss out on these beautiful cards! Sign up today!
Have a creative day!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Easy Gift Card Holder using Stampin' Up!'s Best Route Suite

Today's Facebook Live project is a multipurpose one. My son's birthday is in a couple weeks and I needed a card to tuck a gift card (or some money) into so I decided to create a simple gift card holder that I could also share as my FB Live. This is another project that I'm revisiting from years ago.

I used products from the Best Route Suite to create the gift card holder. My colors came right from the Best Route dsp. And the greetings (apart from Happy Birthday) are from the coordinating En Route stamp set. I LOVE this set. The greetings are perfect for so many different occasions but also lend themselves well to scrapbooking.

I was excited to crack open this paper pack and start using it. It's the one that we will be using for the next round of my Memories and More (M and M) club and I can't wait to get started. I plan on documenting some graduation, birthday and holiday photos with this collection. It's going to be lots of fun to work with.

Here's a look from the side. It gives you a better idea of where the gift card sits. Here's the FB Live replay if you're interested in how it all comes together.

If you are interested in joining us for this round of Memories and More club, we'd love to have you join us! This is what you'll receive at our first session in September.

Here are the details:
  • club runs from September to December
  • each month we create two 2-page spreads (a combination of traditional and pocket pages)
  • video and photos are sent to you before we meet so you can choose your photos
  • anyone across Canada can participate
  • the first months fee is $55 (local) or $65 (out of town). You bring these supplies to class each month and we create with those and a few other supplies. 
  • cost for October - December is either $15/month or free with a minimum $35 purchase.
  • optional add on - a package of 12x12 white cardstock and pocket pages both of which we will be using over the course of the 4-months. However you may already have these on hand. Cost with the add on is $77 (local) or $88 (out of town).
If you'd like to join us the deadline for payment and registration is September 1st. Our live club dates are:
  • September 20th at 9:30am or 7pm
  • October 18th at 9:30am or 7pm
  • November 22nd at 9:30am or 7pm
  • December 13th at 9:30am or 7pm
If you have lots of photos to get into albums - the Memories and More club will help you do that! Reserve your spot today!


Place an order online using the August host code and I'll send you a 
handmade thank you card. 
Spend over $50 and you'll also receive a free gift from me!

Easy Gift Card Holder Supply List

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Stampin' Up!'s Blended Seasons

Surprise, surprise, another Blended Seasons card for you today. I hadn't used the floral framelit yet so I decided to incorporate it into this card. I also used a scrap that was sitting on my desk - the negative space from one of the shapes that I cut out for another project.

To get the greeting lined up through the window, I used my Stamparatus. I layered the solid vanilla cardstock first, then the one with the window. Then I lined up the greeting where I thought I wanted it, tested it on my imaging sheet to make sure it was. Once I was happy with the positioning I stamped the greeting.

The floral shaped framelit was cut from mossy meadow and gorgeous grape. I cut out three of them to get the three flowers which I clustered together and then added glitter enamel dots to the center.

Everything is sponged with crumb cake to soften it just a little. And the mossy meadow layer was embossed with the subtle embossing folder - man I love that folder.

Before I sign off for today, just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to sign up for the Stampin' Blends club. If you'd like to affordably collect all the new Stampin' Blends, this is definitely the way to go. You can find all the info here.

Off to get some work done, busy couple weeks ahead! Have a creative week.


Product List

Monday, 13 August 2018

Blended Seasons Pillow Box

I ordered a package of the Kraft Pillow Boxes on my last order and I am smitten! These boxes are so cute and simple to use. They are going to be GREAT to use as gift card holders at Christmas! But today I thought I'd share a project we created at my monthly class. 

Every month I choose a product or bundle and we create 4 projects using it. This month was the Blended Seasons bundle. I love this class because it allows me to share different uses for a product or suite. Plus attendees leave with 4 different ideas using that grouping of products! If you'd like to participate - our next class will be September 13th at 930am or 7pm. Or if you aren't local, just let me know you'd like to participate and I'll send you the class host code and you'll get a kit free with your $35 order. Note: This is a different host code than the monthly codes posted on my blog.

Every month we make awesome projects that I know you'll love! Full supply list for this Blended Seasons pillow box is at the bottom of the post. 

·       Whisper White Card Stock:          2 ¾” x 3 ½”             7/8” x 4”    scrap
·       Gold Foil:      2” x 2”
·       Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 2” x 2”                              

  1.  Assemble pillow box by pinching the center and folding the ends in along the score lines. No adhesive needed. Note: the notched side is meant to be on top of the other. 
  2. Die cut the smallest label shape from the Stitched Seasons framelits from the largest piece of whisper white cardstock.
  3. Stamp leaf image from the Blended Seasons stamp set using Memento black ink onto the left side of the label shape.
  4. Stamp the leaf image again onto a scrap of white. You will only need a couple of the smaller leaves from this piece.
  5. Color all the leaves on the label shape using the Stampin’ Blends (and a couple of the smaller ones on the scrap cardstock). I started with a layer of light daffodil, added a bit of light pumpkin along the veins of the leaves. Blended with the dark daffodil and then blended the entire leaf with the light daffodil. If you’d like a bit more orange, add a bit of the dark pumpkin.
  6. Add the label shape to the centre of the pillow box using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp greeting using black ink and trim ends as shown.
  8. Add this to the pillow box using dimensionals.
  9. Die cut the leaf/berry framelit from the granny apple green cardstock and tuck it under the greeting.
  10. Die cut the leaf framelit from the gold foil and tuck it under the greeting.
  11. Cut out two of the smaller leaves from the scrap and add them to the pillow box as shown in the photo.
 Have a creative day!

Place an order online using the August host code and I'll send you a 
handmade thank you card. 
Spend over $50 and you'll also receive a free gift from me!

Blended Seasons Pillow Box Supply List

Friday, 10 August 2018

Blended Seasons Easel Card

Today on Facebook live I'll be sharing how I created this beautiful easel card using the Blended Seasons stamp set. It's beautiful closed but even prettier when it's open.

I colored in the beautiful floral image from the Blended Seasons stamp set using Stampin' Blends (calypso coral, old olive and daffodil). Then fussy cut the image.The card is being held open by an extra flower that I cut stamped and cut out and popped up with dimensionals on the inside.

The card itself looks way more complicated than it is. The hardest part of the whole thing was the fussy cutting and even that isn't all that difficult, it just takes a bit of time.

The Blended Seasons has quickly become one of my most used sets. It's only available to order until August 31st or while supplies last.

Check out the Blended Seasons Bundle (part of the Color Your Season promotion)

Here's the video replay if you missed it live.

Deadline to join the Stampin' Blends Club is fast approaching. Here are all the details, let me know if you'd like to join us - in person or online!

Stampin' Blends Club

I am LOVING our alcohol markers - Stampin' Blends - and I know many of you are loving them too! With the release of the new catalogue came 11 new colors and with the upcoming holiday catalogue, there will be another 6 new colors! If you are anything like me, you want them ALL! The BEST way to get them all, along with over $75 worth of freebies is by joining the Blends Club.

Here are the details...

1. Club will run for 4 months (August - November) - in person or online

2. The 1st month you'll receive 5 combo packs of the new blends + a free class where we'll create 2 cards. The 2nd and 3rd month you'll receive 4 combo packs + a free class (2 cards) each month. The last month you'll receive 4 combo packs, a package of the Graceful Glass vellum + a free class (2 cards). The 4 free classes and the vellum are my gift to you for participating in the club - that's an added value of $75!

3. Cost is $60/month for 4 months. Monthly payments are due by the 15th of the month. Payment can be made by etransfer, PayPal, Visa, MCRD or cash.

4. Anyone across Canada can participate (postage extra). I will film a video sharing the cards for that month and include your precut supplies with your package of blends for the month.

5. By the end of the 4 months you will have received the following:

  • Call Me Clover Combo Pack
  • Flirty Flamingo Combo Pack
  • Granny Apple Green Combo Pack
  • Highland Heather Combo Pack
  • Lovely Lipstick Combo Pack
  • Mint Macaron Combo Pack
  • Petal Pink Combo Pack
  • Pineapple Punch Combo Pack
  • Poppy Parade Combo Pack
  • Soft Seafoam Combo Pack
  • Soft Suede Combo Pack
  • Real Red Combo Pack
  • Shaded Spruce Combo Pack
  • Blackberry Bliss Combo Pack
  • Cajun Craze Combo Pack
  • Basic Black Combo Pack
  • Mango Melody Combo Pack
  • Graceful Glass Vellum
  • 4 FREE classes - that's 8 card ideas using Stampin' Blends

You don't want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to get all the newest Stampin' Blends colors. Join the club today!

Payment and registration is due by August 15th.

Have a creative day!

Place an order online using the August host code and I'll send you a 
handmade thank you card. 
Spend over $50 and you'll also receive a free gift from me!
Blended Seasons Easel Card Supply List