Friday, August 14, 2020

Warm Hugs "Kinda" CASE'ing The Catalog

I say I am "kinda" casing the catalog today because while I am making a card very similar mine is fall theme and colors not Christmas.  I'm just not ready for Christmas yet.  BWG!  

I have a template available for making the full cover for the mini coffee cups and I will send it to anyone who subscribes to my blog and YouTube channel.  I also have it in Silhouette Studio and SVG versions for those that have machines to cut out templates.  You can access the YouTube tutorial for these projects simply by clicking on the picture of the project. You can access my These Are My Stamps site by clicking on the blue tams number just above the supplies list.

Remember I always appreciate comments and invite you to share with me.  I also sincerely appreciate when you shop with me through  my online store.  Please click on one of the product pictures below and you will be taken to my store.  When you order online your order is shipped right away and comes right to your door.  Use the appropriate host codes for the month 

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Kate

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Exciting Envelope Possibilities

 Today I have a special treat for you.  I have been decorating the envelopes for the cards I make and wanted to share some of what I've been doing.  Typically I will stamp the front and the flap of the envelope with something that coordinates with the card that the envelope with be placed with.  That works and it is just a little something that makes receiving the card even more special.

In the new Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! there is a set of Envelope dies designed to work with Stampin' Up! envelopes.  They are found on page 40 of the catalog.  They coordinate with the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set which includes some stamps that will work with the rounded edges of the envelope flaps.

ORNAMENTAL ENVELOPES BUNDLE

I don't typically buy Stampin' Up! envelopes.  I go through so many that I usually buy bulk elsewhere and the envelopes I use have a square flap rather than the rounded flaps that Stampin' Up! envelopes have.  I gave the dies to one of my downline and asked her to play around with them and let me know what she thought of them.  She uses the square flap envelopes too.  I will share some pictures of what she did with the dies in a future post.

For now let me tell you what I did.  I took one of my envelopes and traced the flap and created templates for both the outside of the flap and for a liner.


I cut these from card stock so they are durable and reusable. I also created template files to use in my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter and saved them there.  If you are interested in the files I can send them if jpg, pdf and svg format for use with your cutter.  

Here are some pictures of what I made for the envelopes I use.  I used die sets I already had on my shelf
for these.  The first picture is just how I inserted the liners.  
These next ones I used various dies from various sets.  



For the flap covers with a border I traced and cut out the flap piece from whatever designer series paper that coordinated.  Then I placed double sided adhesive on the back side of the dsp piece and adhered it to the envelope flap.  Lastly I cut the border.  Quite often I would use Washi tape to hold the die straight while I was running it through the machine.  For those flaps with a "cut out" design I covered the back of the dsp with double sided adhesive and then cut it out.  Then peeled of the backing and adhered it to the envelope flap.

I'm excited about how well this worked and I really like have the flap decorated.  I hope I've inspired you to think about how you can do this with whatever envelope style you have.

Click on the picture above for the YouTube video.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kate


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Accented Blooms Blast From The Past


It's that time again when I visit a discontinued or carried over product from Stampin' Up! and refresh it with current products.  This week I have chosen the Accented Blooms stamp set.  I had this on my shelf and have never used it.  I know it is an older set because it isn't a cling set so it must have come out at least 2 catalogs ago but it was just discontinued this year.  Let me share with you what I came up with.
I'm not sure why I haven't used this before.  It really is lovely.  I saw a lot of samples online that used this layout of the diagonal cut out so I thought I would give it a try.  You can see a video tutorial on my YouTube channel by clicking on the picture above.  You can also link to the These Are My Stamps site where I have posted printable instructions and supplies lists by clicking on the blue tams number below.  I encourage you to shop my online store by clicking on any of the product pictures below.  I sincerely appreciate your support.  

The first person to place an online order of $25.00 or more in August 2020 using the host codes August 1-15 NFTFQU7W, August 16-31 ZNXB273C. Will receive the Accented Blooms stamp set FREE.

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Kate

Monday, August 10, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers

I just can't get enough of this wonderful bundle.  Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is part of the Flowers For Every Season Suite.  Shown on pages 10-13 of the 2020-2021 annual catalog it features graceful flowers representing each of the four seasons, which make it an excellent set for projects all year long. The Suite offers a variety of products including stamps, paper, jewels, and ribbon.  I've been focusing on the Sunflowers and am amazed at how many different ways this set can be used.





























The cute sentiment in the center is a die from Tasteful Labels dies and the words come from Positive Thoughts stamp set.  You can check out the TAMS site for printable instructions and supplies list by clicking on the blue number above the supplies list below.  You can access the YouTube video by clicking on the picture of the card.

I hope you enjoy all the FREE information I offer and hope you will consider subscribing to my blog and YouTube channel and shopping for your supplies in my online store.  All you have to do to access my store is click on any of the supplies pictures below.  Be sure to use the current HOST CODE that you can see in the column to the right of this post.

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Kate

Warm Hugs "Kinda" CASE'ing The Catalog

I say I am "kinda" casing the catalog today because while I am making a card very similar mine is fall theme and colors not Christ...