Quick Card Set Using the Season of Style Designer Tags

I’ll admit, I love a challenge.  Especially when it comes to crafting challenges.  When I give myself a limited set of supplies to focus on, I find it inspires my creativity without overwhelming me.  So, the class I’ve been planning for this weekend has been a great challenge for me!  This week, I finally finished the full set of 20 cards using only:

The hardest part was trying to make cards that didn’t require stamping.  Sure, they could look even cuter with stamping, but I wanted to make this project easy for anyone to create regardless of what stamps you do or don’t have at home.  But I was able to come up with cards like this one:

The notecards are a little smaller than an A2 cardbase, but it turns out they are a great size for these tags – which by the way, were marketed as being for the 8×8 divided scrapbooking pages, but I think they make great cards too.  Here are the first 7 cards I created with them:

Get instructions for all 20 cards with a PDF tutorial!

I still have 1 spot in Saturday’s class or you can order a kit or tutorial to make this at home yourself.   The class or to-go kit includes the following:

The class includes:

  • 20 Notecards & envelopes
  • Season of Style Designer Tags (35 tags)
  • Printed pictures of all cards created for the class
  • Additional supplies needed to complete the cards
  • Shipping w/in the US (for the to-go kit)

The class fee is only $20 for a ton of fun cards or $23 for the Kit to-go
RSVP for the class online or by emailing me at jennifer@nwstamper.com

Or get the Instructions only for only $3.95!

I’ll be emailing out the instructions PDF tomorrow morning after I finish up final editing today.

You can purchase the kit or instructions only here:

Class Options
Full kit to-go $23.00 USDTutorial only $3.95 USD

 

So enjoy, and have a great day!

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Merry Little Christmas for a Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

Coming up on Thursday I have a Holiday Card stamp-a-stack planned where everyone is going to make up to 4 different designs of cards including this one: 

I was going for something that was easy to make a lot of without taking a ton of time or wearing out your arm, and this is one of the designs that came about.

I loved the snowy/foggy forest look I got by stamping with Basic Grey ink and then re-stamping the tree (of course, from the amazing Lovely as a Tree), before I inked again.  And by having the trees stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I didn’t have to worry about what happened to the bottoms of the trees!

Add some stitched grosgrain ribbon around the Very Vanilla layer for a pop of color and color in the sentiment with markers and you get just the right balance of color and snowy day. Smile 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
Stamps – Lovely as a Tree, Merry Little Christmas
Ink – Basic Grey, Basic Black marker, Real Red marker, Gumball Green marker
Paper – Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories – Real Red stitched grosgrain ribbon

Want to make some Christmas cards?

Join me on Thursday (10/24/2013) for a night of stamping in Redmond, WA.  We’ll be making these cards plus one more super cute snowflake sparkle card!

RSVP for the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack here

Can’t make it in person, I offer kits as well!  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper and I’ll get you all set up!

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Button Buddies Send Off Event Samples

As I was looking through the new catalog sneak peek that demonstrators got yesterday, I was excited by the changes with the designer buttons and realized this meant that all of the current designer buttons that match the color families would be retiring.  What I didn’t realize at first was that meant that my beloved Button Buddies stamp set would be retiring too!

Sob!!

I loved the cute images in this set and how they perfectly matched the different shapes of the designer buttons.  I had been planning to run a Button Buddies class but it kept slipping off my calendar but now, I HAVE to run it!

It is my last hurrah with this stamp set.  Here are two of the cards I had created for this class:

I mean, they are totally adorable images, right?!?  Smile

Join me for a Button Buddies Stamp-a-Stack Event!

Come make 8 cards, each one focusing on a different image from the Button Buddies stamp set.

For only $25, make all 8 cards that you can use throughout the year!  Plus have fun spending an evening crafting with some fabulous folks!

What:  Button Buddies Stamp-a-Stack – 8 different cards with envelopes.
Where:  Panera Bread in Redmond, WA ~or~ order a kit by mail!
When:  May 10th at 7pm
Why:  Because it will be a blast and you’ll have some great cards to use the rest of the year!

Early Bird BonusRSVP with your pre-payment by May 5th and SAVE $5 plus be entered into a drawing for a free Button Buddies stamp set which I will be drawing for at the event!

Contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to reserve your spot or sign up here:

Button Buddies Class Options
Early Bird – Class Spot $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class Kit (local pickup) $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class by Mail with priority shipping $26.00 USD

 

I’ll post more samples soon, but hope you can make it!

 

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Supples Used
Stamps
– Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper – Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accessories – Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Edge Border, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4” circle punch, 2 3/8” scallop circle punch, Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, Real Red stitched grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots, Dazzling Details, Subtles designer buttons

Button Buddies stamp setDesigner Buttons - Subtles Collection - by Stampin' Up!

Announcing: Print Poetry Stamp Camp & Class by Mail!

I recently had the idea to put on a joint stamp camp with a couple of the fabulous gals in my Fun n’ Crafty team.  So, we got together, designed some projects, figured out the details, and now I’m super excited to share what we created with you!

Print Poetry Stamp Camp

April 20th, 2013  –  3:30pm at Roundtable Pizza in Overlake
(15025 NE 24th St, Redmond, WA 98052)

This is going to be an awesome event as not only will there be fun people to chat and craft with, but everyone who attends will receive:

  • A full pack of Print Poetry designer series paper (that is 48 double sided sheets)
  • A full pack of In Color Dahlia embellishments
  • A pack of 20 notecards & envelopes
  • Additional materials as needed to complete the cards and box
  • Printed instructions for 6 cards plus a card holder box
  • Entry into the multiple doorprizes drawn that day!Bring a friend and receive 2 additional doorprize entries!

You will use those supplies to complete all of the projects in one afternoon.  That is $21 worth of product plus lots of extras (including supplies for at least 14 more cards) and doorprizes for only $30.

This is a great way to get some new ideas for how to use your patterned paper that I know you have lying around at home! Plus with the instructions you can make more of your favorites without having to think or try to figure out the measurements!

Class by mail options is available too!

Can’t make it to the class?  Get the kit by mail and grab some friends and have your own crafty afternoon!

Class by mail kit will include:

  • A full pack of Print Poetry designer series paper (that is 48 double sided sheets)
  • A full pack of In Color Dahlia embellishments
  • A pack of 20 notecards & envelopes
  • Cut cardstock as needed to complete the cards and box
  • Emailed instructions for 6 cards plus a card holder box
  • Shipping anywhere within the USRefer a friend who orders the kit by mail and receive a free pack of Stampin’ Dimensionals in your kit for each friend referred!

Need just the instructions?  I have that option too!

I just love this paper and these ideas for creating with any paper you have at home.  I hope you are able to try it out and enjoy it too!

Space is Limited!

Your pre-payment holds your spot and payment for both the in-person event and the class by mail options must be received by April 14th at midnight.

Print Poetry Stamp Camp
Stamp Camp seat $30.00 USDCard Class kit (local pickup) $30.00 USDCard Class kit (mailed) $35.00 USDInstructions only $4.95 USD

I can’t wait to share this with you soon!

 

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New Stamping Basics Online Class from Stampin’ Up!

The Basics

So, if you haven’t heard, yesterday Stampin’ Up! released an online class called The Basics which is a class to help show you how to use your crafting and stamping tools to make some cute projects- over 30 projects in fact!

This online class is broken into 6 parts and covers:

  • stamping basics (seven projects)
  • the Stamp A Ma-jig (four projects, video)
  • masking (four projects, video)
  • embossing (seven projects, 2 videos)
  • markers & watercoloring (six projects, video)
  • Big Shot and punches (six projects, 2 videos)

Each section has downloadable PDF instruction sheets and supply lists so you can follow along at your own pace and have the information to use later.

The class is only $14.95 for all 30+ project instructions and videos and you can download it right away!

Get your copy of this Stamping Basics online class here!

Once you have purchased the class, here are the instructions for downloading your class and getting started:

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

 

So, enjoy and let me know what you think!

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Mixed Medley Hanging Christmas Wreath Card

Thanks to everyone who sent their good luck wishes or stopped by my Stampin’ Up! booth at the Seattle Creating Keepsakes Convention!  It was fun to set up as a vendor this year though it turned out to be quite the eventful weekend with my entire family getting taken out suddenly by the stomach flu.  But everyone made it through and life is getting back to normal – and I look forward to having some new crafting friends in the future from the show. 🙂

Well, today I thought I’d share a card we made in one of this year’s Christmas stamp-a-stacks.  Each month we have been doing a different set of cards and this was one of the first.

Merry Christmas hanging wreath card

 

The designer series paper makes it look a little like you are looking out the window to a snowy forest to me, do you see it?

Merry Christmas hanging wreath card close upThen we made a “wreath” to hang on the bottom part of the card.  We started by taking some Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine and gluing the two ends together and under the Cherry Cobbler cardstock so that you have a loop on your card front.  Then use a Stampin’ Dimensional to glue down the twine where the wreath will be – because you are using a foam dimensional, you can make the loop spreadout so that it looks kind of like a triangle…. does that make any sense? 🙂

Basically make your loop of bakers twine look like a teardrop and stick the dimensional across the fat base of your teardrop to hold it in place.  Then cover up your dimensional with your stamped images from the Mixed Medley hostess set.


Come Stamp With Me!

Just a reminder that I have a few classes coming up that I’d love to have you join me for!  Visit my events calendar or email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to RSVP and save your spot!

  • Friday – 11/16 – Build Your Stash Card Class!
    • Join me at Panera in Redmond as we make a set of fun all occasion cards using the latest cute stamps, papers, accessories, and techniques!  It’s a great night out for your and your friends.  $15 or free with a minimum order
  • Monday – 11/19 – Build Your Stash Card Class! (afternoon session)
    • Same class as the friday card class only in a convenient afternoon timeframe.  Hosted at my house in Bellevue, WA.
  • Sunday – 11/25 – Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack LAST ONE!!!
    • It’s the last Christmas Card class of the season and we’ll be finishing up our holiday cards!  We’ll be making 3 each of 4 great designs, plus you’ll be going home with your envelopes so you are ready to sign and mail before the holiday rush!  $25 early bird price when prepaid by 11/17, $30 afterwards.

Hope to craft with you soon!

 

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imageMixed Medley Hanging Christmas Wreath Card Recipe

Stamps: Mixed Medley
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler marker, Chocolate Chip Marker
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Snow Festival designer series paper
Accessories: Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 1” Square punch, Glue Dots, Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Lovely As A Tree Autumn Thank You Card

I guess fall was on my mind when I was creating recently.  Today is another share that I created for a swap but started with me looking around my craft table and figuring out what paper and scraps I had lying around.  🙂

See, sometimes I like to challenge myself to create a card or project using just my scraps on hand and so the Crumb Cake card base, Garden Green cardstock, Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and Day of Gratitude stamp set were all staring at me – begging to be used!

 

I colored the tree using markers, starting with Chocolate Chip for the trunk and More Mustard for the leaves.  Then I “thumped” Cajun Craze and Garden Green markers on top of the More Mustard leaves in a few places to add specs of color.  And to be clear, when I say “thumped”, I mean literally took my marker, laid it on its side, and smacked my stamp rubber!  🙂

 

The ribbon is the new 7/8” Cotton Ribbon from the Holiday Mini.  I just folded it in half (I actually ran my snail along one edge to help stick it together when I folded it) and wrapped it around my stamped layer.  Then I used some Linen Thread to tie it together on one side.

Simple, but oh so Autumn!


And if you are already thinking past Fall, I invite you to join me for my Christmas Card stamp-a-stacks starting up this weekend and running each month for the next 3 months!

We’ll create 12 cards with envelopes at each session 3 each of 4 different designs. Each month we’ll do something new so join us and get you holiday cards all done before December even starts!  Join me for one of the following sessions:

  • Sept 30th – 2pm –Panera Bread in Redmond
  • October 28th – 2pm – Panera Bread in Redmond
  • November 25th – 2pm – Panera Bread in Redmond

I’ll have everything precut and ready for you to get creating right away!  Everything you need for 12 cards plus envelopes is only $25.  Visit my events calendar to RSVP if you can join us!

 

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Lovely As A Tree Autumn Thank You Card Recipe
Stamps:
Day of Gratitude, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Markers – Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, More Mustard
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Accessories: 7/8” Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Fall/Winter Class Schedule Is Here!

I know some folks have been waiting for my Fall and Winter class schedule to be posted and I finally have it all up and ready for you to RSVP for your favorites! 🙂

Whether you are looking for an easy way to get your holiday cards done this year or just want some opportunities to play with the newest toys from the catalogs, I have an event for you!

Check out some of what is coming up!

  • Monthly Card Class (night and afternoon sessions) – Next class: 9/14!
    • Each month we’ll make a few cards to build up your stash and try out some new products and ideas
  • Introduction to My Digital Studio
    • Come on the 22nd to learn about how to use the new My Digital Studio 2 software and see how to use it for your holiday cards, photo books, calendars, scrapbooking, and more.
  • Awesome Embossing
    • Come on the 22nd and try out a number of different embossing techniques as we play with dry and heat embossing
  • Scrapbook Club
    • Monthly scrapbooking class building 3 pages each month
  • Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stacks
    • Happening the last Sunday of the month for the next 3 months to help you build up your stack of cards so you are ready to mail out your Christmas cards by the 1st of December!
  • and more!

Can’t attend in person?  I offer class kits by mail as well!  Just send me a note and I’ll get you set up!

RSVP & see full details on my calendar!

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Scrapbooking Sunday: Quick 8×8 Page Layouts

Alright, I’ve decided it is high time to resurrect Scrapbooking Sunday and there is no time like today to get started!

I thought I would share a couple layouts from my upcoming Scrapbook in a Night class that I’m holding at the end of the month.  The idea of this class is to take 1/2 of a Simply Scrappin’ Kit and with a few extra embellishments make a cute, 20 page album in no time!

So, here is the front page from the album… lets call this the title page. 🙂

Razzleberry Splash Scrapbook in a Day page 1

 

Then, we’ll make a number of 2-page spreads like this one:

Razzleberry Splash Scrapbook in a Day page 2

 

I have to admit, I normally am not a fan of stickers in scrapbooking but I forget that with some layering and a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, that you can come up with some fun accents.  Plus, they are super fast and easy to work with.  So, I guess I’m ok with them after all!

This class is the 8×8 format which helps you stretch your kit a bit further.  Normally I’m a 12×12 girl all the way.  But if that is you too, you could always complete the layouts and then mount them to a 12×12 piece of cardstock for your base – just step it up one step further!

So, if you are in the Seattle area, I’d love to have you join us for this class!  All the details are on my event calendar if you’d like to learn more.

If you are not local but want a kit, let me know and I’ll get you out a kit and photos of all the pages to be completed!  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to confirm your spot.

Alright, well that is it for today.  Are you a scrapbooker and would like to continue seeing scrapbooking samples posted?  Leave me a comment and let me know! Hearing from you lets me know how often I should start posting my scrapbooking layout ideas. 🙂

 

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Summer Smooches Card Blitz

I am very lucky to be back in the same area as my many levels up-upline because she holds large group meetings a couple times a year.  Recently Alisha Linn showed some fun card ideas and so I’ve made a couple of tweaks and then put them together into a class to share with my customers and friends. We’ll be making a set of cards using the new Summer Smooches designer paper, the coordinating Bright Blossoms stamp set, and matching In Colors and Brights Collection cardstock and accessories. And punches…so many fun punches!

Well, today I wanted to share one of the cards and a cool detail I learned with it!  Here is one of 6 cards we will be making at the class:

 

Now, I think it is a cute card, but I love the idea of making dimensional paper buttons this way!  They are each made by punching out multiple circle punches to layer from your cardstock and then the top “button” is made into a button by punching two holes with your 1/16” hole puncher.  Cute, huh?

 

So, are you curious to see everything we will be making and getting in the class kit for this event?  I thought I’d show you all the ideas so you could see some ideas for using your Summer Smooches designer paper and Bright Blossoms stamps.

 

If you are in the Seattle area and are interested in attending the class in person, let me know.  The class is on 6/24 at 1:30pm in Redmond.  It’s a packed kit for this class and includes:

  • Supplies to make all 6 dimensional cards.  Papers will be precut and ready for you to stamp, punch, and assemble
  • Envelopes for all of your cards
  • 6 half sheets from the Summer Smooches designer paper(so a 6″x12″ sheet of each different double-sided design)
  • A full package of Rhinestone basic jewels
  • A half sheet of foam dimensional dots
  • A personal tape runner, so you will have awesome adhesive to hold all the layers and ribbon 🙂
  • Printed instructions for each card so you can make more later!

All that for only $35!  RSVP’s with your payment must be received by 9am on June 18th to enable me to ensure I order enough supplies for everyone.

Save $5 off the class fee!  The last day for the Early Bird Discount is 6/14! 

Learn more and RSVP here

 

If you think the cards are cute but aren’t in the area, I can make kits by mail for you.  It will include everything listed above and all punched pieces will be pre-punched for you.  I am not able to pre-stamp images but I’ve included an option to add in the coordinating Bright Blossoms stamp set we will be using on the cards so you can play along right away!

Summer Smooches Kit Options (all prices include shipping)
6-card kit$35.00 USD Kit + Bright Blossoms stamp set (clear)$50.00 USD Kit + Bright Blossoms stamp set (wood)$55.00 USD

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