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SUITE: Trimming the Town

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE

Now is a great time to make something adorable and make a difference! The Coming Home stamp set (#153500) is part of the popular Trimming The Town suite and is the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Making a Difference stamp set.

When you purchase the Coming Home stamp set you'll be a part of supporting adoption, foster care, and infertility charities.

Personally, I love how the Home Together Dies coordinate with both the stamps and the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (#153491). It makes is simple and fast to create layered scenes on card and decor projects.

I think you'll love this whole suite!

Happy Stamping,

Tammy


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Trimming the Town Treat Boxes

Trimming the Town Treat Boxes

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS
Coming Home (#153500)
*these coordinating stamps are optional for this project but are great for accents and coordination
PAPER
Old Olive (#100702), Whisper White (#100730), Poppy Parade (#119793), Bumblebee (#153077)
TOOLS
Home Together Dies (#153515), Paper Trimmer (#152392), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
ADHESIVE
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
EMBELLISHMENTS
All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack (#153541)

TIPS: You can make the house treat box longer to fit bigger candies or gifts. Keep the 1-1/4" width the same and increase the 2-1/2" length to your preferred size. The score lines measurements will remain the same at 1/8" along the long sides and 3/4" along the 1-1/4" sides.

Coordinating Products


TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE COLLECTION #155105COMING HOME BUNDLE #155144COMING HOME PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET #153500TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #153491ALL THE TRIMMINGS EMBELLISHMENTS #153540ALL THE TRIMMINGS RIBBON COMBO PACK #153541

The August–December 2020 Mini Catalog Inspiration

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CARD: Celebrate Sunflowers

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Measurements

  • Bumblebee:            11” x 4-1/4”           
  • Cinnamon Cider: 4-1/2” x 3-1/4”
  • Very Vanilla: 4-1/4” x 3”                          
  • Old Olive:                1” x 5-1/8”
  • Linen thread:         8”       

Instructions:

  1. Stamp large sunflower image in Bumblebee on the top edge of the vanilla card stock and on a post-it note. Cut out around the image on the post-it to use as a mask. Lay the mask over the stamped image and then stamp two leaves in Old Olive. Remove the mask so the leaves appear “behind” the sunflower.
  2. Adhere the stamped vanilla card stock to Cinnamon Cider card stock, then emboss with the Subtle embossing folder
  3. Stamp greeting on Old Olive with white craft ink and sprinkle white embossing powder over the stamped greeting. Shake off excess powder and heat to shiny with heat tool.
  4. Punch both ends with Banner Triple punch, then adhere to lower front of sunflower layer.
  5. Attach to front of Bumblebee card base with dimensionals.
  6. Tie small bow from Linen thread and adhere to front of card with mini glue dot.

SUITE: Plaid Tidings


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PLAID TIDINGS SUITE

I'm often asked about the best all around stamp set or which stamp set a new stamper should start with. You know I love stamps, so I'd never say that there is one stamp set that covers all the bases, but the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog does have a stamp set is about as close as it gets. I think you'll love the Celebrations Tidings stamp set that is part of the Plaid Tidings Suite.

If you are new to stamping, the Celebration Tidings stamp set is a great place to start since it has greetings and images that span the holidays and occasions from Autumn through to Valentine's Day.

If you are an avid stamper, like me, you won't want to overlook this gem. Add on the coordinating Celebration Labels Dies and Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and they'll bring you tidings of joyful creativity. Heat embossing and coloring techniques are ideal for this suite!

The tutorial I'm sharing features an interchangeable, multi-season, decor frame. This frame would make an amazing gift. Who do you know that would love to display this in their home? I can think of a bunch of people on my gift list!

Happy Stamping,

Tammy


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Multi-Season Decor Frame

Multi-Season Decor Frame

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SUPPLIES:


STAMPS
Celebration Tidings stamp set (#153456), Make A Difference stamp set (#146676)

PAPER
Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#121045), Shaded Spruce (#146981), Petal Pink (#146985), Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper (#153527)

INK
Jet Black StazOn (#101406), Flirty Flamingo ink pad (#147052), Watercolor Pencils (#141709), Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014)

TOOLS
Celebration Labels Dies (#153570), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (#151775), Playful Alphabet Dies (#152706)

EMBELLISHMENTS
Basic Pearl Jewels (#144219), Iridescent Pearls (#153549)

ADHESIVES
Stampin' Seal (#152813), Foam Adhesive Sheets (#152815), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Stampin' Dimensonals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

OTHER
4" x 6" picture frame or larger with a mat to 4" x 6", small strong magnets or hook and loop dots

TIP: Grab some scrap paper and practice stamping the script words that use the individual Make a Difference alphabet stamps. Or use the Stamparatus for more precise placement.

Coordinating Products


PLAID TIDINGS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH) CELEBRATION TIDINGS BUNDLE (ENGLISH) CELEBRATION TIDINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH) PLAID TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CELEBRATION LABELS DIES 3/8

Plaid Tiding Suite

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CARD: Beautiful Friendship

BEAUTIFULFRIENDSHIP

Measurements:

  • Daffodil Delight 11 x 4¼ score at 5½ card base
  • Cherry Cobbler 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¾, 5¼ x 4 inside
  • Black Glittered Ribbon 14”

Instruction:

    1. Onto the 5 x 3¾ Whisper White stamp the big flowers with Cherry Cobbler, cluster using Daffodil Delight ink and leaves using Old Olive ink. *stamp diagonal at the top and bottom, leaving a space in between for the greeting.
    2. Between the flowers stamp the “thank you” using black memento ink.
    3. Wrap the ribbon around the stamped card stock and tie a knot.
    4. Adhere to Cherry Cobbler card stock and then onto the Daffodil Delight card base.
    5. Stamp the flowers in the same color than the front piece at the bottom of the 5¼ x4 whisper White
    6. Adhere inside the card base.

CARD: Pampered Pets

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder
  • Smoky Slate: 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”
  • Real Red: 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” plus scrap
  • Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4” plus 1” x 3”

Instructions:

  1. Run the Smoky Slate cardstock through your embossing machine using the Subtle 3-D folder. Adhere to the base card, lining up on the right side, leaving ¼” on the right.
  2. Run the Real Red Strip through your die-cut machine several times, cutting out the paws die at different angles. Adhere to left side of base card, making sure it covers the Smoky Slate piece.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 1” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Black ink. Flag notch left side using your Paper Snips and adhere to the base card with Dimensionals.
  4. Using your die-cut machine, cut out the dog image using the appropriate Pets die.
  5. Stamp the dog bowl onto the scrap of Real Red cardstock and cut out using your Paper Snips.
  6. Adhere dog & bowl to the base card as desired using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add one of the Playful Pet trinkets to the dogs color using a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. If desired, adhere the Whisper White mat to inside of card.

CARD: Blossoms in Bloom

BLOSSOMSINBLOOM

Measurements:  

  • Highland Heather:       4 1/4 x 11” and 4” x 5 ¼”         
  • Shimmery White:       4 1/8” x 5 3/8” (mat), 4 ¼” x 5 1/2 for the fine line die cut , 4” x 5 ¼” for the inside and a scrap for the sentiment
  • Vellum Cardstock:  4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the die cut below the fine line one.

Instructions:

  1. Emboss you Highland Heather Mat using the Subtles 3 D Embossing folder.
  2. Place you 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Shimmery White onto a piece of Adhesive sheet of the same size. Run it through your Die Cutting Machine using the fine line Blossoms Die. Remove pieces.
  3. Cut out your Vellum Die Cut.
  4. Peel off the backing of the White Die Cut so you can easily attach it to the Vellum.
  5. Attach the Die Cut Blossom to your Embossed Highland Heather piece taking it off the side a bit. Trim the extra off.
  6. Attach to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Shimmery White Mat, and the Highland Heather piece to that.
  7. Punch your strip of Shimmery White and stamp your Sentiment.
  8. Add to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Color Rhinestones with Dark Blend and add to card.

CARD: Forever Fern

FOREVERFERN

Measurements:  

  • Card Stock 1: Soft Sea Foam 8 ½” x 5 ½”                3 ¾” x 1”
  • Card Stock 2: Whisper White 2 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Designer Paper (DSP): ½” x 5 ½” strip and scraps for leaves

Instructions:

  1. Score the card base at 4 ¼” on the long side and fold.
  2. Stamp the dotted or splatter image in a few spots on the card front using Soft Sea Foam ink. Stamp more along the edges as the middle will be covered up.
  3. Use Stampin’ SEAL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the striped designer paper strip to the left side of the card base about ¼” from the folded edge.
  4. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock piece then open your Soft Sea Foam ink pad and drag it on the top of the embossed cardstock image. Only the embossed leaf design will get inked. Make sure you do this on a piece of scrap paper to protect your tabletop.
  5. Attach the Whisper White piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Make sure you leave the strip of DSP peeking out on the left.
  6. Die cut 3 leaf images from the Forever Greenery Designer Paper using the dies. Set aside and work on the sentiment piece. Foerverferna6. Stamp the sentiment using Just Jade Ink on the Soft Sea Foam strip of cardstock and flag the end using your paper snips. Also, stamp a few more of the splatter or dotted image in Soft Sea Foam on the sentiment piece.
  7. Attach the leaves with Mini Glue Dots on the card front. Then attach your sentiment with Stampin’ SEAL and one Stampin’ Dimensional on the right side that is hanging off the embossed piece.
  8. Embellish with a small gold trim bow and 3- Flowers for Every Season Gems. Attach the gems with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

CARD: Under My Umbrella

This is a fun card we made at a class recently!  I love the Under My Umbrella set!  Add the Umbrella Builder Punch, and there's no limit to the fun things you can do!!!

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The punch wasn't used for the card itself, but to create a mask!  I stamped the top of the umbrella onto a post it.   I carefully cut this out, starting from the middle of the umbrella--you're going to use the "outside" of the post it note, not the umbrella image.   Place the mask over your stamped image for the card front, and now you can stamp the flowers without worrying about stamping "outside the lines". 

Here are the fun items used on today's card:

 


SUITE: Boho Indigo

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Do you ever have times you want to make something, but you just aren't sure where to start? It's the blank canvas dilemma of having too many choices. Often, when I'm not sure how to start, I let the artists at Stampin' Up! help me.

Suites, kits, and medleys - oh my! These artist-designed sets of coordinating products are a great place to get your inspiration flowing. Start with a simple kit project and step it up. Or look for a color combination, or a whole design theme. I hope this tip helps you the next time you are looking for inspiration!

I'm sharing this elegant card tutorial with my newsletter subscribers featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It's packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity. In this tutorial you'll also learn how to create a masked Embossing Paste background.

Happy Stamping,

Tammy


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Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Masked Embossing Paste Card

Masked Embossing Paste Card
I get asked what the difference is between Suites, kits, and medleys? Although they are all groupings of coordinating products to make your crafting experience easier, there are a few difference.

Suites are entire collections of themed products that coordinate. A suite has at least one stamp set, sometimes two and usually has patterned paper, dies or punches, ribbon, and embellishments.

Kits include pre-designed and pre-cut projects. They can be all-inclusive or can include project supplies with coordinating stamps and ink available separately.

Medleys are more like a mini-suite. They are a collection of coordinating supplies, but not as large as a suite, so you get a bit of everything to inspire your creativity at a budge-friendly price point.

SUPPLIES:


PAPER
Very Vanilla (#101650)
Soft Suede (#115318)
Mint Macaron (#138337)

INK
Mint Macaron Ink Refill (#138331)
Old Olive (#147090)
Soft Suede (#147115)
Misty Moonlight (#153118)
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (#144597)

KITS
Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132)

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Embossing Paste White (#141979)
Palette Knives (#142808)
Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)
Take Your Pick Tool (#144107),

ADHESIVES
Stampin' SEAL (#152813)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin' SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

TIPS:
Embossing Paste dries quickly so it's best to work with it quickly, and clean your tools while it is still wet. Don't worry about perfection, variations in depth and texture improve the effect of Embossing Paste.

Coordinating Products


Boho Indigo Product Medley (English) Boho Indigo Refill Kit Embossing Paste - White Old Olive Classic Ink Pad Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack  Mint Macaron Cardstock

 

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August Stamp of the Month!

STAMP OF THE MONTH CLUB!

Inspiration delivered right to your door!!
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Get the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set an precut supplies for the cards above!  (2 of each)  Cost is only $33.  
 
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Plus, you'll get a full color photo, list of supplies, and instructions for each card! 

Each month you'll receive a package in the mail that includes:
  • Stamp Set of the Month: brand new Clear Mount Rubber or Photopolymer stamp set valued between $17-22
  • Pre-Cut Materials to make SIX cards (2 each of 3 designs)
  • Full Color Printout: photo and supply list for each card

**Stamp sets may be substituted if you already own or don't like the featured set.

Stamp of the Month Club usually costs $30-$35/month (depending on the value of the featured stamp set). When you participate in 3 consecutive months, you'll get $5 off the 4th month!

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