Thursday, October 21, 2021

Delivering Cheer stamp set and Watercolor Pencils from Stampin' Up!

 

I adore this stamp set.  The images are mix and match for several occasions and great for a variety of coloring techniques!  For my first try with this set I went with Fall (favorite season) and Watercolor Pencils! Super fun!  

I paired the fall stamps with paper from the 'Beauty of the Earth' Designer Series Paper collection.






I colored the image with Old Olive, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze colored Pencils.  The colored pencils come in 2 assortments.  They are so easy to use.  You can color the image with the pencils and leave it as is, or you can blend out the color with Blender Pens or Water. If you are going to blend them out, use a permanent ink for the outline, such as Stazon.  Here I used my Water Painters from Stampin' Up!

I embossed the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder and added a pretty Bumblebee Gingham bow.



See how to video for a step by step of this card. 



Here are some fun samples from the catalog. As you can see my card is heavily influenced by the sample in the catalog :) 











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Monday, October 18, 2021

24 hour Stamp sale

Wednesday Oct. 20th (which coincidentally is my middle son's birthday) there will be a 24 hour only Stamp Sale on selected Cling Stamp Sets.  Yippee! Download the full list of sale stamps here: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2021/10_24hr-Stamp-Sale/flyer/10.20.21_FLYER_24HR_STAMPSALE_NA.pdf















Thursday, October 7, 2021

October Stamping Events

 

Monthly Inspiration from the new Annual Catalog

October means it's the official season of pumpkin spice, sweaters, and sweet treats. In my book, any month that includes a holiday like World Card Making Day (Oct. 2nd) is a great month! I encourage you to celebrate by sending at least one card to surprise and delight someone special in your life.

Join me with a festive fall full of crafting and stamping fun. It's the perfect time of year to make cards, treats, and décor! Check out what's happening and RSVP.

As always, feel free to contact me at any time! I love to discuss all things stampy!
Sincerely,
Beth






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UPCOMING EVENTS

Card Buffet
PM session Thursday October 14th 6:30 to 8:30
AM session Friday October 15th 9:30 to 12:00
Card Buffet is a fun event where you can make as many cards as you like, and pick and choose the styles you like as well. Cards are $2.50 each or 5 for $10, $2 each card after 5.
RSVP by Oct 13th.

Stamp Camp
Saturday October 23rd 10:00 to 12:30
5 projects (4 cards and 1 treat holder) $20
RSVP by October 20th




All my events are in a room I rent in the Lombard Church of the Nazarene where we have space to spread out. Masks are currently required.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Nuts About Squirrels Bag-A-Lope treat bag

 

I wanted to make a little something to give a couple people that wasn't too sweet, not candy, so I thought of nuts.  Then as I was deciding how to decorate the treat bag I saw the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set and I was just so happy! These little squirrels are just so cute and perfect for my bags of nuts. 

Ages ago, probably 12 years or more, I made a Bag-a-Lope at a Stamp Camp.  They are so fun and easy! I decided that it would be the perfect treat holder for this occasion.  Bag-a-Lopes are simple, just a few score lines and folds will turn a flat envelope into a stand up bag. 







Here is a side view.  I scored 1/2 inch on my sides, but you could change it to make it wider at the sides. Just remember that when you make the bag wider at the sides, you then make it thinner across the front, because you are working within the confines of the size of the envelope.  Try different sizes of envelopes too! 








I just love these little squirrels.  There are a ton of squirrels in our yard all the time.  In my normal spot at the table I can see a tree across the street.  It has a couple holes in it, I know that the city will cut it down one of these days but I hope not for a long time because the squirrels chase each other around the tree, in and out of the hollow holes, just about every day.








I mentioned in my video that I had a Black Squirrel in my yard a while back. I said I would post a photo here to show it if I could find the picture and I did find it! Yay. I don't see the black ones very often but every once and a while they show up. 





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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Card Kit

 

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When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!


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As always, feel free to contact me at any time! I love to discuss all things stampy!
Sincerely,
Beth



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Saturday, October 2, 2021

A few more samples with the Pretty Pumpkin stamp set

 

I can't seem to stop making cards with the Pretty Pumpkin stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love fall, and I love coloring, so this set just really speaks to me. 

I used Designer Series Paper from the Harvest Meadow pack for my background, then added a detailed die pumpkin in Brushed Metallic paper behind my main image panel, which was cut with dies from the Scalloped Contour Dies Collection (sort of a must have for me lately!)

The Pumpkins were colored in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. The ribbon is a retired Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim.  Be sure to check the Clearance Rack at the Stampin' Up! store because occasionally you can find some great ribbon and embellishments in our Stampin' Up! colors at nice discounts.  


This next card is mostly copied from the Stampin' Up! catalog. I love to watercolor so adding the Splatter background was super fun. 

I wet a piece of watercolor paper with my brush, then splattered ink in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. Once the paper was dry, I splattered a little bit again to get some darker spots.  





This next pair used softer colors of Pale Papaya and Old olive.  I used a piece of Expressions in Ink designer series paper for the background. 







The insides feature a small image of a pumpkin vine and plenty of room to write a nice greeting. 












I hope my Pretty Pumpkins cards inspire you to think of fall and who you might be thankful for.  I did not make a video for the cards in today's post as I usually do, but you can see a lot of my Pretty Pumpkins card videos on my YouTube channel to get ideas for using the set and ways to color the images.  My YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BethRush


Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.

Is your wish list large?  Join my team! You don't have to 'Demonstrate' to be a 'Demonstrator'.  Join Stampin' Up! and get a nice discount on the products you love, and you can quit at any time.  Joining for the discount and social aspects of Stampin' Up! is a great reason.  Contact me with any questions.

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