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.

You Can Make It Bundles

I have been a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator for over ten years.  Sometimes the catalog has so much wonderful products in it that I overlook some things.  I am not sure when this started, and the only reason I know about it is from a Facebook Page, but Stampin’ Up!® puts together “You Can Make It” bundles.  This is where you can purchase everything you need to make some projects they show you by using one code instead of multiple.  They make it so easy!

In the Annual Catalog, they show the “You Can Make It” projects on page 2.  There are six of them.

The first one I am going to show you is called Big Wishes Cards and is on page 75 of the Annual Catalog.  By using one code you get the stamp set, cards and envelopes, Memories and More Card Pack and ink.  

Here is another one called Waterfront Cards.  With this one you get a stamp set, clear block, cards and envelopes, two ink pads and twine.

There are four more in the Annual Catalog and three in the Holiday Catalog (Pg 21, 35 & 44).  It is a great way to save time and receive everything you need to make multiple cards.  These bundles are perfect for a new crafter who doesn’t know where to start.

Check out the other You Can Make It bundles in both catalogs!  You can see them in the links below.

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A Ribbon Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is the day for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Every stamper knows how hard it is to use that beautiful Designer Series Paper Series Paper.  Well, most stampers also find it hard to use that gorgeous ribbon so we made this challenge about using our ribbon.

Here is my card:

Can you believe I actually used two pieces of ribbon on this card?

I used the stamp set called Tropical Chic.  This set has matching Thinlits called Tropical Thinlits Dies.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  This is one of my favorite Bundles in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  I love anything tropical or beach themed ( I have an unexplained aversion to saying the word beachy.  I don’t know why other than those renovation shows).

The colors I used are Gray Granite, Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist.  It is kind of an odd combination but I had the ribbon in those colors and ended up liking them together. The ribbon is called 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon in Gray Granite (from the Annual Catalog) and Poppy Parade from the Holiday Catalog.  The Designer Series Paper is called Best Route.

Now let’s go see how Jackie and Buffy used ribbon on their projects.

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