A Valentine Challenge

Today’s BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge is to make a Valentine.  This was not a hard challenge because Stampin’ Up!® has some awesome stamp sets and Bundles to make them.

To make my card I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies for the background.  I cut out five of the heart border die and adhered them to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I wanted the hearts to hang off the edge so I trimmed to cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″.  I added some of the hearts randomly back that were left when I cut the background.  Then all I had to do was stamp the sentiment from the stamp set called Another Wonderful Year in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and attach it to the card.

Now let’s go see what kind of Valentine Jackie and Buffy made.  I can’t wait to see!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase.  Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Bloom By Bloom Sneak Peek

Here is another card using a new stamp set that will be in the 2019 Occasions Catalog called Bloom By Bloom.  This stamp set is part of a suite called Happiness Blooms.  This suite includes this stamp set, gorgeous Designer Series Paper clued Happiness Blooms, ribbon, enamel dots, an embossing folders, 4 mini punches and a Memories & More Card Pack.   I love this set because it has big, bold flowers and leaves and the DSP has big, bold prints in bright colors.  You can purchase the stamps and the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack in a Bundle and save 10%.

This card is a perfect card for a beginner stamper.  It is Clean And Simple (CAS) and all you need is some stamps, cardstock and ink.

To make this card, I first stamped the background in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the flowers in Gorgeous Grape, the leaves in Tranquil Tide and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Hello Friend.  I don’t usually use retired stamps on my blog but I needed an “hello” card and it seemed to fit well because it is a bold sentiment.

Tomorrow is a wonderful day in the world of Stampin’ Up!®!  It is the beginning of Sale-a-bration  and the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It is an awesome time to be a stamper and/or become a Demonstrator.  You can earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase and get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! If you join my Stampin Up! family you can get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Sneak Peek Garage Gears

One of my favorites things about being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is I get to get my hands on new products early.  I am not a patient person and when I start seeing peeks of new products I want them NOW!.  I can do that being a Demonstrator!

I made this card using a new set of dies called Garage Gears Thinlits (item#148521).  When I saw that die with the gears, I knew I had to have it!   It is one large die, although the set does include individual gear dies too.  This set of dies does have a matching stamp set called Geared Up Garage (item#148590) but I did not use it on this card.  You can buy both of these products now if you are a Demonstrator.  Otherwise they will be available to everyone on January 2nd.  You can also save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle (item#150610).  I can’t list these items at the bottom of my page because they are not available yet.

I made the background of the card using the Chicken Wire Elements that are in the Holiday Catalog.  I taped a piece of Whisper White cardstock and one Chicken Wire Element to a board and then used a Stamping Sponge to dab Gray Granite ink over it.

I cut the gears out of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday.

If you are impatient as I am and are interested in becoming a Demonstrator you can click on the link to the right of this post that says “Join Now”.  If you have any questions about it, leave a comment or send me an email.

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A Monochromatic Card

Good morning everyone.  It is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge is to make a monochromatic card.

This was a little bit hard for me.  I think I use Whisper White on 90% of my cards but I think I ended up doing okay.

I used Pool Party. Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay on this card.  I cut 1/2″ strips of the the cardstock and layered it over a piece of 4″ x 5.25″ piece of cardstock and then adhered that to the Pool Party card base.  The stamp set I used is called Bouquet Blooms.  This set has matching dies called Gatefold Blossom Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  By the way, the dies make a fun Gatefold card.  You can see an example of one here.  I cut the circle and scalloped circle out using the Layering Circle Dies.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  I am sure their projects are just gorgeous!

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First Frost

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  We used the stamp set called First Frost and the matching dies called Frosted Bouquet.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  They are part of a Suite called Frosted Floral.  This Suite in clouds the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper  called Frosted Floral.  It is so elegant and is printed on shimmer paper.  You can’t really see the shimmer in this photograph by at least you can see the patterns.

Also included in the Suite is cardstock, ribbons, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (my favorites!) and embellishments.

The colors I used on this card are Powder Pink, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Country Home.  All of these products are in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

Here are today’s and tomorrow’s Online Extravaganza specials

November 25-26

STAMPS & KITS
Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
Project kits
Card kits
Kit refills
Memories & More
Punch box kits

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 26, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28

TOOLS & INK
Adhesives
Applicators
Cleaners
Cutting tools
Embossing folders
Framelits and thinlits
Ink Pads
Ink refills
Markers
Punches
Scoring Tools
Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 28, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

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Happy Thanksgiving

May you and your family be blessed on this Thanksgiving and throughout the rest of the year.

The Horr Family

 

Don’t forget the Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow.  For more information click HERE

Online Extravaganza

SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you and your customers are ready to save big, because we’re throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

PROMOTION DETAILS

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS
Bags
Brads and Buttons
Cards and Envelopes
Cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Embossing material
Glitter
Ribbons
Twine
Specialty Paper
Tags
Washi Tape

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: n/a
OEX/Online: November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 25-26

STAMPS & KITS
Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
Project kits
Card kits
Kit refills
Memories & More
Punch box kits

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 26, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28

TOOLS & INK
Adhesives
Applicators
Cleaners
Cutting tools
Embossing folders
Framelits and thinlits
Ink Pads
Ink refills
Markers
Punches
Scoring Tools
Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadlines
Phone: November 28, 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store . Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale. After that, the only thing left to do is shop!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA 

  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold. We have set up each 48-hour sale this way so we are able to continue supporting you and your customers through the life of the annual catalog.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.