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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mosaic Christmas Tree Punch-Art Hand-Stamped Card

Christmas in July?? Oh My!!  With a spectacular gathering of crafters, we had a blast crafting and making Christmas hand-stamped cards in July!!  See this fun punch-art, hand-stamped card that is a fun mixed of patterns for a whimsical Christmas Tree!
Create this Punch-Art Christmas Tree card with:
 Petite Pairs stamp set (wood 128706/clear 122497)
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (133703)
Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Island Indigo ink pad (126986)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
Mosaic Punch (131267)
SNAIL (Simple, Neat, Affordable, In-Line) adhesive (104332)

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Simply use three sheets of the All Abloom Designer Series Paper to create this cool tree!  With each piece being double sided, you can lay out the 'tree' in a punch-art format and have double the pattern for your dollar!!
 
*Stampin' Up! offers DOUBLE your dollars worth with our Double Sided Designer Series Paper!  They are making these stunning collections even sweeter - with a FREE Designer Series Paper offer.  CLICK HERE to see more about how these 8 standard Designer Series Paper Collections are being offered for FREE - with every 3 you buy the 4th is FREE - and it's UNLIMITED!!  YIPEEE!!  I LOVE paper.. sigh... and these collections make for easy and stunning crafting (and gifts!).  For a LIMITED TIME - so grab YOUR Free Collections before the end of July - TOMORROW!!
Adding accents of Champagne Glimmer - use the Itty Bitty Accessory Punches to punch out these perfectly shaped accents!  The pretty sparkle is perfect for this card. 
 
Adhere the Mosaics and then the Champagne Glimmer accents with the SNAIL Adhesive on the Whisper White card stock.  Use a side piece of the All Abloom sheets (between the Mosaic punches it will create the 'base' of the tree).  I love the lack of waste!
 
Stamping this Petite Pairs 'Merry Christmas' greeting in Island Indigo ink on the Whisper White card stock.  It's fun to have an unusual Holiday card, isn't it??  Layer this over the Island Indigo card base and you have a fun and quick Christmas card - and yes, in July!!
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Get a JUMP Start on your Holiday Card making... start NOW!  Consider a fun Private Class (with me) and have your family and friends join you!  I love the way that Punch Art can make a normal shape go further and deliver a sweet WOW card.  I hope that you enjoyed this Christmas in July hand-stamped card.  Don't Miss OUT on Upcoming Classes.. from the Sparkle and Shine class to Blessings Cards, Crafternoons and more!  RSVP ASAP.  Delivering a hand-stamped card is the perfect way to show that you care, it's just that much more special!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hello Love, You make me happy hand-stamped card

Sometimes when someone rains some love into my life - I just have to say how special they are.  This cute card has a cute cloud effect and a 'splattered rain' textured accent.  See how fun it is to rain some love down on others with this cute hand-stamped card.
Create this cute card with:
Hello Love Hostess Exclusive stamp set (wood 133925/clear 133928)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Costal Cabana card stock (131297)
Costal Cabana ink pad (131175)
Stazon Jet Black ink pad (101406)
Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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With two simple stamps this cute card pops!  Simply stamp the cloud image from the Hello Love Hostess Exclusive stamp set in Costal Cabana ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Tell them how happy they made you with this greeting in Jet Black Stazon ink.  Create a rain looking texture with the Decorative Dots embossing folder in the Big Shot.
 
Tool Tip Tuesday:
Add some cool texture - the Embossing Folders that are run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine does just that and MORE!  The Big Shot can cut a variety of materials (from card stock, Coaster Board, Chip Board, thin wood and metals to cloth - WOW!) with Framelits and Bigz Dies (we sell both).  It can emboss a variety of materials, too, with our Embossing Folders!  It's a MUST for ALL Crafters!!
I love, love, love my Big Shot and own TWO (I'm always tempted to own a 3rd - lol).  The Biggest struggle is using the Cutting Pads as they warp and bend from use... see this Video Tutorial on what to and what not to-do!
 
See this Video Highlight on this fun technique/gift that will WOW and celebrate your memories!

 
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Using the Itty Bitty Accessory Punch Pack to add some more love to this card!  Simply punch the heart from the Silver Foil Sheets.  Adhere it to the card with the Stampin' Dimensionals.  It's a fun addition to this cool card!!
 
Tool Tip Tuesday:  Foil Sheets - they ROCK!!  Using them in the Big Shot to create shapes, emboss and WOW.  The Simply Scored made for a stunning Lolly/Rosette in a sharp metal look.  Stamp on them using the Stazon ink for a stunning look!
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Let it RAIN!!  (We are in Southern California - we sooo need the rain!! lol)  Show someone how happy they make you - when you let your love rain down on them in this hand-stamped card.  Send a fun hand-stamped, texture embossed card with a dash of silver foil to someone special in your life. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

A beloved Aunt who gives great memories

Celebrate those special memories and those who share them with you!  When a dear friend asked me to help create a special book for her Aunt's upcoming birthday... I couldn't resist this fun Coaster Board Book!!  Create an Extra-large book that is perfectly personalized (thanks to our amazing *Designer Series Paper) and WOW those you love and who makes your life special!  See this quick Video Highlight and the picture tutorial below!  Celebrate your memories - this fun Memory Celebrating Monday is a great way to do so!


Create this cool Coaster Board Book with:
Coaster Board (129392)
*Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper (133692)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Paper Snips (103579)
Craft Scissors (108360)
Brayer (102395)
1/4" Circle handheld punch (134364)
Computer & Printer
Book Rings & Pencil
 
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CLICK HERE to see my Memory Celebrating Monday Posts and CLICK HERE to see the New Catalog!!  Pick a Date - Let's Schedule YOU a Private Class for our Memory Celebrating Options (Project Life, This and That Books, our Amazing Papers and more) and Bring them home for FREE as a Hostess!!
OK so I needed an Extra-Large Die for the letters and didn't have one.  I love our smaller dies that work in the Big Shot.. who needs a 4" high letter??  Well, me, in this case - lol.  So using my Word program on my Computer, I played with the fonts and sizes (525 point for the lower case 'a' to be the same size as the 425 point font for the capital U, N, T in Ariel Black and Bolded).  Print the letters and using the Paper Snip, cut them out!
Using this Template to draw (with a pencil - erase any 'errors') on the Coaster Board then using the strong and heavy duty Craft Scissors to cut our these extra large letters.  BAM!  Cool and Easy!  Cutting the 12" board into 4" x 12" strips to make great book strips.
Coloring the backs of these letters will give a polished and coordinated look.
Michelle went bonkers over the stunning * Designer Series Paper options!!  Settling on the colorful Confetti Celebration collection that pops with color and design while balanced with the Basic Grey... it created a beautiful book!  Being Double Sided - the letters are the opposite side to each piece we used.  Adhere a piece to the back of the Coaster Board, it will create a colorful celebration!! 
 
Isn't Michelle a doll??  She couldn't resist creating something for her creative Aunt.  I've heard her rave about her Aunt for years now!  She came to me to create something that celebrates the woman who brings so many joys to her life.  Apparently her Aunt is known for making amazing crafts for her family and friends.. awwww.
 
*Stampin' Up! offers DOUBLE your dollars worth with our Double Sided Designer Series Paper!  They are making these stunning collections even sweeter - with a FREE Designer Series Paper offer.  CLICK HERE to see more about how these 8 standard Designer Series Paper Collections are being offered for FREE - with every 3 you buy the 4th is FREE - and it's UNLIMITED!!  YIPEEE!!  I LOVE paper.. sigh... and these collections make for easy and stunning crafting (and gifts!).  For a LIMITED TIME - so grab YOUR Free Collections before the end of July!!
Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Coaster Board using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  With two tips to the Multipurpose Liquid Glue you can do fine or larger projects.  Here the larger tip spreads the perfect amount of glue down to hold the Designer Series Paper to it. 
With the two pages open, you get multiple but coordinated pages that are perfect to celebrate your memories!
Having cut the first 'page' to 3" long, the next was 7", then 10" and 12" long - the letters hang over the ends to overlap!
Punch these holes in the side and use Book Rings (from my office supply store) to hold the pages together.  Tie on pretty ribbons, add brads, bling, etc and customize your book!!

 (Update! Here is her Aunt receiving the book and feeling loved!!)
Perfect to journal your memories, add pictures and to sit on someone's coffee table.  This is a gift that is to be cherished!
 
See this Video Highlight on this fun technique/gift that will WOW and celebrate your memories!
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Celebrate those who make memories in your life with a stunning hand-stamped gift.  Giving a piece of yourself with this personalized gift is easy and a blessing.  When someone makes your life special, show them!!  Here Michelle inspired this great hand-crafted gift for her Aunt and in doing so is celebrating their memories while making a very cool new one!  I hope this video highlighted the awesomeness of this hand-crafted gift.  Leave me a comment, how do YOU Celebrate and Document your Memories and life?? 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Hand-Stamped card that moves me

When someone touches your life and makes a big impression - show them that you care with a card that will move them!  This fun, fancy folded, easy hand-stamped card does just that!  One of my favorite 'WOW' cards to make - See this Video Tutorial on how to make it and turn your hand-stamped card into an interactive, moving card!
Create this hand-stamped card with:
Bloom with Hope stamp set (wood 133943/clear 133952)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
12" 2014-16 In-Color card stock (133681)
*Park Lane Designer Series Paper (133694)
Blackberry Bliss ink pad (133642)
Hello Honey ink pad (133643)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Aqua Painter (103954)
Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool/Board (122334)
 
**  SHOP 24/7 with me while Earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!   If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!
 
RECEIVE YOUR OWN COPY of the New Idea Book and Catalog when You EMAIL ME your name, number and the best time to call, I will send it with a hand-stamped gift!! 
First off, I LOVE our Park Lane Designer Series Paper!!  EEEE! The cool patterns and rich colors are just divine!  Inspired by this paper and using the Hello Honey 12" In-Color card stock I cut a 4"x12" strip.
 
*Stampin' Up! offers DOUBLE your dollars worth with our Double Sided Designer Series Paper!  They are making these stunning collections even sweeter - with a FREE Designer Series Paper offer.  CLICK HERE to see more about how these 8 standard Designer Series Paper Collections are being offered for FREE - with every 3 you buy the 4th is FREE - and it's UNLIMITED!!  YIPEEE!!  I LOVE paper.. sigh... and these collections make for easy and stunning crafting (and gifts!).  For a LIMITED TIME - so grab YOUR Free Collections before the end of July!!
Score the card stock (see the Video Tutorial below) at 3" on each side.  The outer sides score across the body to create this interactive, moving card with just a few fancy folds!  You can use the Simply Scored board or the Stampin' Trimmer and score this card easily!
Create a 'Belly Band' to hold this card in place!  Simply using a scrap from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper - wrap around the closed 4" card.  Adhere the flaps so that it will hold the card in place.
 
Stamping this stunning flower from the Hostess Exclusive stamp set Bloom with Hope.  Using the Jet Black Stazon ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Add color by coloring the full flower in Hello Honey ink with the Aqua Pen.  Darken the center of the flower.  Overlay, using the Aqua Pen, the Blackberry Bliss ink over the Hello Honey for a colorful card!
It moves!!  Much like that fun line from Frankenstein - 'He's ALIVE!' - it really does move!  Adhere the 3" square of the Park Lane Designer Series Paper to the exterior only half of the one side of the card - so that the card doesn't get glued closed - lol!
 
Stamp the pretty daisy on the inside flap that will not be visible when closed - it's a surprise within a hand-stamped, moving card!  The stamped sentiment will be covered by the folds and the 3" square of the Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  I love how pretty the Blackberry Bliss ink looks on the Hello Honey card stock.
See this Video Tutorial on this fun techqnique that will WOW and create a card that Moves!! 
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When someone moves you or in your life - send them a 'moving' card!!  With a few quick score lines you can create a pretty card that will be interactive and move!  With stunning, rich colors, pretty Designer Series Paper, you can create a rich and elegant hand-stamped card that will WOW and stand out from the crowd!  I hope that you enjoyed this Video Tutorial on how to do this quick technique and that you try it out!  (Let me know what you create!)  How will you WOW with your next hand-stamped project?  Will it move and move someone??

What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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