Make a Wish–Neutrals and Gold Birthday Card

So, if you saw my blog post from yesterday, I shared a card that used the Oval Framelits to cut out a frame to highlight some vellum in the center of the card.  The frame effect was really cool, but I was left with two, pretty big ovals when I was done.  Wanna see what I did with them?

Now, I am a hardcore crafter and pack rat… yes, fine – I’ll admit I’m a bit of a hoarder. Smile  So, that means any scrap that is bigger than itty bitty makes me think, “I could use that… that is big enough to use on another card, or to punch a shape out of…”etc.  And typically I stuff them in a box or bag near my craft table

…. never to be used again!

So, I’ve made it a new rule for me.  If I want to keep a punched/die cut/stamped scrap, I need to use it right then (or pretty soon to right then) otherwise it goes in the recycling bin. 

(Seriously, if you were at my craft garage sale this summer, you saw the gallon ziploc bag FULL of punched and die cut pieces that I never used and decided to let go of!)

And create I did!  I used the two ovals as backgrounds for the card and then started layering elements on top.  I grabbed the new Naturals Chevron ribbon and then to spice it up, I tied some linen thread around the top and frayed what was above the thread.

Also, if you look close…. you can see that the party hat in the lower right hand corner is fussy cut and glued onto the card front.  Wanna know why?

Because I was too chicken to stamp directly on the cardfront!

Ha ha, it’s true!  I thought the card needed something and I thought the hat would look good in the corner but I didn’t trust that it would really work out.  And since everything else was already glued down, I just stamped on a piece of the same Crumb Cake paper and cut it out.  Turns out I liked it so I just glued it down as is!

So, to make this card – here are the supplies I used:

Stamps – Perfect Pennants, Sketched Birthday
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Crisp Canteloupe
Paper – Gold Foil, Crisp Canteloupe cs, Crumb Cake cs, Whisper White cs, Neutrals Core’dinations cs (Early Espresso)
Accessories – Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Sanding Block, Neutrals Chevron Ribbon, 7/8” Cotton ribbon, Linen Thread

I love how it turned out and I hope it gives you ideas as well!

 

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Cyber Monday Special–Save on the Big Shot!

It is here!  The last day of the Big Holiday Sale and what do you say we let it go out with a Bang?! On top of all the great bundles and saves in image_thumb[1]

Special Northwest Stamper Deal!  TODAY ONLY! Save 25% off the Big Shot or receive a $25 credit towards additional accessories!

How to get your Big Shot savings:

You have 2 options for taking advantage of the Big Shot savings:

  1. Call or Email me your order I will give you your choice of 25% off the Big Shot or you can select up to $25 in additional accessories when you purchase your Big Shot
  2. Order your Big Shot in the online store When I see your order come in, I will contact you to give you your choice of a refund of the 25% discount amount, or you can choose to receive a $25 gift card to use on accessories for your new machine!

Please note – this offer is only available through me, Jennifer Blomquist.  This is a special offer I’m making available to my customers as an extra thank you!

More Cyber Monday Specials!

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These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Description Retail Price Sale Price
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) $26.95 $18.87
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) $24.95 $17.47
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) $14.95 $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) $14.95 $10.47
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) $4.95 $3.47
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) $3.95 $2.77

Get your shopping fingers ready as this all is only available for 24hr tomorrow only! I will be placing a group order tonight, so let me know if you want in on it to snag these deals and save even more!  email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com or you can shop online!  

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Getting Ready for Cyber Monday & New SU Specials

Hopefully you’ve been having a great holiday weekend… or just a great weekend for those of you not in the US!  I’ve had a great laid back weekend with the family and have actually gotten a lot of scrapbooking done!  I think I’m actually close to having all of Halloween this year in an album… don’t ask me about the rest of the year or last year though… ha ha.

So, today I’ll try to get some photography done but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the new stamps and upcoming specials that I have the scoop for you today.

Cyber Monday Deals! 

Turns out that Stampin’ Up! decided to add some Cyber Monday deals – yay!  And I know that everyone had been waiting for the BigShot to go on sale…and while SU didn’t put it on sale, I wanted to say thank you to all my customers and so I’m giving to you for a discount for one day only!

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Special Northwest Stamper Deal!  Monday, Dec 2 – Save 25% off the Big Shot!

These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Description Retail Price Sale Price
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) $26.95 $18.87
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) $24.95 $17.47
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) $14.95 $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) $14.95 $10.47
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) $4.95 $3.47
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) $3.95

$2.77

Get your shopping fingers ready as this all is only available for 24hr tomorrow only! 

I will be placing a group order tomorrow night, so let me know if you want in on it to snag these deals and save even more!  email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com or you can shop online!

December “Best of” Stamp Set – Best of Sale-a-Bration

The final “Best of” Stamp set was released this morning… it is a collection of past Sale-a-Bration stamps.  How many do you remember?

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Best of Sale-a-Bration (December)

Don’t forget, once you collect any 6 of the 12 “Best of” Stamp Sets and you’ll be able to fill out a collectors card and mail it in to get any stamp set in the catalog valued up to $14.95 for Free!

A Whole Lot of Love with Cute Valentine’s Items

I know some folks have been waiting for an Eiffel Tower stamp and guess what?  A new one just came out!  Stampin’ Up! is releasing some Valentine’s items in December so that you have time to get everything you need early.

Check out what is new.  Items are available December 1st – Jan 27th!  See everything online here.

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Check out the Flyer of Cute Valentine’s Kits

 

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Check out the flyer of Exclusive Stamp Sets

 

Ok, so I think you have the latest scoop!  Don’t forget, stop by tomorrow for the final Cyber Monday Specials

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Elegant Glitter Floral Frames Card & Weekly Deals!

When I saw the weekly deals this morning, I thought it was so cool that Floral Frames framelits were on sale and it made me think of my favorite card I’ve made with these framelits.  Wanna see?

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Sorry it isn’t the nicest picture, but it is what I had from when I made it a while back.  It is easy to make thanks to the different size flowers in the floral frames framelit set and when you use the coordinating Daydream Medallions stamp set it comes together in a snap.

Project Supplies

Here is everything available on the weekly deal starting today and going through Dec 2nd:

Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Item # 127012

Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21 US

Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die
Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95
Discounted Price: $21.71

1″ Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96

Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

     

Don’t Forget!

Use Hostess Code – VPESSGUJ when shopping and you will be entered to WIN a minimum of $25 in your choice of free benefits!

Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template
Item # 127755

Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $8.97

 

 

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A Sweet Ice Cream Cone Punch Art Birthday Card

We are about to enter “birthday season” here at my house with the first few starting up at the end of the month and then me and my two kids all have December birthdays… so it is about to get crazy here!  But one thing I always have to have for birthday is cake and ice cream… so what better way to say Happy Birthday than with some adorable ice cream on a card?

So sweet!  And it is really easy to make too!

To make the ice cream cone, you just need a couple of punches and an embossing folder.

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  • Make the ice cream scoops by stamping words from Fabulous Phrases and then punching them out with the top of the cupcake builder punch (which is ON SALE this week in the weekly deals!)
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  • Add some glitter to the top of your first scoop of ice cream and you have an adorable ice cream cone!

I layered the cone onto a tag made with the Chalk Talk framelits and sponged the edge with Crisp Cantaloupe ink.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Basic Grey, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock, 2013-2015 In Colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder, Cupcake punch, Pennant Builder punch, Natural Trim ribbon, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

 

weekly specials 11-5 to 11-11

And it is Tuesday as well, which means NEW weekly deals!  As you can already see, I love the Cupcake punch… but I don’t have the Autumn Accents die and that is for sure going in on my group order this week! 🙂

See details on all the deals in the online store here

 

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Fabulous Flower Shop Summer Card (Convention CASE)

I had to continue my sharing of the great convention with another card that I loved so much that I had to share it in a class last week.  I really wanted to start playing with my goodies from the Holiday catalog but I couldn’t quite let go of summer yet, and so I gravitated to this cute idea.

Card designed by Sherrie Schintz

I loved how this card uses all 5 of the 2013-2015 In Colors together and after you emboss them with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, they are pretty cheery wouldn’t you say?

We added some of the flowers from the Flower Shop bundle (which includes the stamp set and the posy punch) and of course a bit of glitz with a rhinestone in the center of each.

Now, I loved the card, but I wanted to add a little bit of something, so we all lined an envelope by creating our own matching designer paper.  Now, when playing with the liners recently I noticed that if you use designer paper that has a dark pattern, you can sometimes see it through the front of your envelope.  So this was an example of using Whisper White cardstock and stamping one side with your preferred image (in this case, we stamped the same flower images in a random pattern).

Then, grab your NEW, AWESOME Envelope Liners!  Sigh, I love these things… Smile

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They come in 3 sizes:

1.  A2 – to fit 4.25” x 5.5” cards

2. Notecards – to fit the 3.5” x 5” cards from the Stampin’ Up! notecards & envelope set

3.  Square envelopes – to fit 3” x 3” cards

So, we cut our Whisper White paper to 6”x6” (so you can get 4 out of a 12×12 piece and stamped our flowers.  Then cut it out using the largest envelope die.  Because you have white on the back, you don’t see anything through the front of your envelope, but on the inside you have lots of cute flowers!

Plus, the liner stops just short of the adhesive on the envelope, so you still have the gummy to seal your envelope when you are ready.  Sweet, huh?  So, grab these dies and get creative and I know you’ll love the results!

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How to Make Your Own Flocking & Add Fuzz to Your Projects

When I was playing with the Swallowtail stamp, I realized that it was a big stamp… seriously, like background sized big stamp.  And I was trying to figure out how I wanted to use it.  So, I cut and I played, but I really wanted to keep the full butterfly image for my card.  So I let go of my 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” boundaries and let my butterfly fly!

But then as I was working on the rest of my card, I decided that the Honeycomb embossing folder looked a bit too tall… too sharp for my card.  So I grabbed my handy sanding block and started rubbing down the layers.  When I was done, I was much happier with my cardstock and I had a ton of extra fuzz collecting on my desk.

That fuzz makes awesome flocking!  If you don’t know what flocking it, it is like glitter only instead of being a jar full of reflective bits, it is a jar full of fluffy fuzz.  It is perfect to add as a layer over parts of your stamped image or card that you want to have a plush texture and when you make your own, it perfectly matches the rest of your project.

Here is a close up of how my honeycomb looked when I was done sanding and you can kind of see the butterfly body too:

 

I even made a video so you can see how I made it!

 

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Supples Used
Stamps
– Swallowtail, Fabulous Phrases
Paper – Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder
Ink – Early Espresso
Accessories – Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Sanding Block, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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