World Cardmaking Day Event

Finally, after the long move to Portland I am here and have gotten my computer back up and connected to the internet.  Yay!  I’m still unpacking all of my craft room stuff but I can’t wait to get my hands on my stampin stuff.  I’ll have to get cracking because this weekend is my first Stampin’ Up! event here in Portland. 

World Cardmaking Day is a day for us to remember how nice it is to receive personalized notes from friends and family, and so take some time out to have fun creating cards to share.  So, to get you in the card making spirit, I’m hosting an Open House at my place Sunday Oct 5th.  This is a free event to stop by, enjoy some fun people, snack on some treats, and make a couple of free cards!  Plus, there will even be a door prize just to keep things hopping.  🙂 

And if that wasn’t enough, Stampin’ Up! is even offering a special just for World Cardmaking Day!  From Oct 4-11, order any Simply Sent Card kit or Card Elements kit for 20% off.  These kits give you pretty much everything you need to make 10-12 cards quickly and easily.  Its a great way to keep the creative juices rolling and let someone you care about know you are thinking of them. 

Stop by my website or email me at stampingwithjennifer@gmail.com to get more details on the World Cardmaking Day event or to order your card kit during this special week!

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Another early Christmas card

Here is another Christmas card I put together trying to use just a few pieces.  The layout is not too complex but I just love how it turned out. 

The hardest thing about this card was making the bell gold and still have the bell’s ribbon red.  I didn’t have a gold marker, so I cut a small circle out of an index card and used that to mask the Jingle all the Way stamp except for the bell.  Then I inked it up with my gold Encore inkpad and removed the index card.  At that point, I could go to town on the stamp using markers to color the words and the ribbon.  I seriously don’t know what I would do without my marker set…best purchase ever!  The rest is just straight forward cutting and layering of paper.

 

 Recipe:
 Stamps:
Christmas Classics
 Ink: Encore Gold
 Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Ridinghood Red CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White CS, Real Red DSP (retired)
 Accessories: Stampin’ Write markers
Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

Early holiday greetings

Next month I will be starting my Christmas card stack classes where you can add a personal touch to your holiday greetings by making your own christmas cards.  In anticipation of this class, I’ve started trying out some different christmas designs.  This was a very quick and simple card that gave me a chance to break out some of my new ribbon and complete a card with minimal supplies needed.

  Recipe:
  Stamps:
Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
  Ink: Chocolate chip
  Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Ridinghood Red Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

Online Ordering is here!

Online ordering is finally here!  Now you have the ultimate flexibility to get what you want when you want it.  Whether you are trying to finish a project and realized you a bit short on something or you are inspired and don’t have time for a workshop, you can now go to http://stampingwithjennifer.stampinup.net and click the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner. 

By accessing the online ordering catalog from my website , you will recieve:

  • the lower catalog prices,
  • minimal shipping,
  • have the chance to earn Stampin’ Rewards!

Workshops and parties are a great way to learn new techniques and spend times with friends, but if you just want to get an order in or finish out your wishlist from home – online ordering is ready when you are!

Happy shopping!

Some simple silhouettes

For the first time, Stampin’ Up!  has offered a 15% discount on brand new stamps when they first came out.  One of the stamps on sale was Pocket Silhouettes and when I saw them, I thought they would be so versatile and I had to take advantage of the sale.  Since it was one of the sets I kept out of the moving boxes, I decided to try them out on a couple cards.

Both of these cards were simple designs and the vintage violet card was designed by accident. 🙂  I was trying to figure out what kind of design to make and when picking up scraps I ended up setting them down in a layout close to the end result and the rest built from there.

Recipe:
Stamps:
Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black, Going Grey Stampin’ Write marker
Paper: Vintage Violet CS, Basic Black CS, Certainly Celery DSP (retired), Apricot Appeal DSP (retired)
Accessories: none

Recipe:
Stamps:
Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet hostess set
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Certainly Celery DSP
Accessories: none

This great 15% off deal is good on 11 stamp sets only until the end of September.  See the full list of sale stamps here and view them in the current idea book and catalog.

Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

Saving another card

So, I had a card that I really wanted to case that used many of the same elements as my card below.  However, that card was pink and black and I’ve found that most of the examples I’ve been drawn to lately are pink and brown or black.  So, I thought that I would try out the new In Color blues instead of pink.  They are really nice blues and go well together, but once I started stamping, I thought it got a bit busy and I had cut some of the pieces bigger than I thought so it was time to start re-engineering the design.  I’m beginning to think this will be a common experience. 🙂  Once I changed up the layout, I decided it was still missing something and since the only extra accessories I had were brads, they got added for a little extra shine. 

One note with brads, I highly recommend putting them through all of the layers of the white, blue, and black cardstock first and then affix the stack to the base cardstock with stampin’ dimentionals.  I started out only putting them through the white and blue paper but then had a hard time gluing the set to the black cardstock.

Recipe:
Stamps:
Baroque Motifs, Heard from the Heart
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper white CS, Baja Breeze CS, Pacific Point CS, Basic Black CS
Accessories: Silver brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

The Big Shot is now available plus free paper!

The Big Shot is here!  After a couple months of anticipation, the Big Shot is now available for ordering!  This tool is great for not only scrapbooking and cardmaking but also can be used for a number of other home decor or craft project due to the large number of materials it can cut.  From metal to fabric, this tool can just about cut it all.

Stampin’ Up has put together some special starter kits to get you started right.   These kits give you everything you need to get started with all the hardware and 4 exclusive dies.  Plus, order one of these starter kits from me and not only will you get a free stamp set and at least $15 in free product, but I will also include a free pack of paper of your choice from the current Idea Book and Catalog! 

Contact me to order this awesome tool today or starting September 9th, go to http://stampingwithjennifer.stampinup.net to complete your order online!

Starter Kit Options:Exclusive Stampin Up Doctors bag
1 – Special Edition Starter Kit
(BigShot Machine, Multipurpose Platform and Pads, 2 Stampin’ Up! Bigz Dies, 1 Stampin’ Up! Sizzlets 4-pack, 1 Stampin Up! Decorative Strip, Decorative Strip Cutting Pads and Extended Spacer Platform)


2 – Special Editioin Starter Kit with Bag
(includes everything in kit 1 plus you get a cute doctor’s bag that is made to fit the BigShot, pads, and dies so that it is all together and ready to go when you are) 

See all the details and even more designs available here

Approved Materials to use with the BigShot

  • Brass (.055)
  • Light weight steel
  • Aluminum (.016)
  • Tin (.008)
  • Aircraft plywood (1/64″)
  • Basswood (1/16″)
  • Balsa (3/32″)
  • Paperwood
  • Mat board (adhesive or none)
  • Chipboard
  • Fabric
  • Silicone
  • Foam with chipboard (.1)
  • Corrugated pad
  • Adhesive-backed cork
  • Fine sandpaper (.00)
  • Strene
  • Extra thick template plastic
  • Template plastic
  • Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Sheet foam
  • Friendly (jewelry) plastic
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
  • Ruffleboard
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Warm & natural batting
  • Fusible fleece
  • Quilt batting
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
  • Heat n’ shrink plastic
  • Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
  • Pop-up sponge
  • Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
  • Iron-on fabric
  • Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
  • 3-D illusionary plastic
  • Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
  • Suede paper
  • Funky fur
  • Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
  • Shaggy plush felt
  • Canvas
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Shelf lining
  • Placement
  • Embossing rubber
  • Thin leather
  • Gasket material