Although I am still on our RV trip heading back, I wanted to share the Paper Craft Crew card sketch designs! What a fun challenge with stars....Stampin' Up has some wonderful star diecuts and glimmer paper that is perfect, and it's not too early to start making Christmas cards, right? The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch.
Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week
You may flip or rotate the card sketch, change or replace the shapes, but please make sure the general layout is recognizable.
Share a direct link to your creation,
not just your blog, using the InLinkz feature at the end of this post.
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If you don't have a blog, don't worry! You can still use inLinkz by linking to your photo posted on a social media site.
All members of the Paper Craft Crew
Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we LOVE to see a
minimum of 3 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card
but don't let that stop you from participating. Whether or not you use
Stampin' Up! products on your card, we still want you to participate and
know that you are still eligible to be a Featured Artisan.
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POSTING END TIME: If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, August 19th at 11:55 PM EST
VOTING: Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:55 PM EST. Voting ends on Tuesday, August 26th @ 1:00 PM EST.
Remember in an earlier post I mentioned that if you join with me as a Stampin' Up demonstrator ($99 in my online store) you would get lots of creative inspiration? Well I wanted to share another great one with you, OK?
It's the MOOD BOARD: Designers use mood boards to collect and communicate a particular style.
They are a visual tool to convey a concept, mood, or feeling. They’re a
great way to feel inspired...
Take a look at one of Stampin' Up designers/concept artists' mood board ideas - doesn't it make you want to use pink, coral, and gold together??
"As you can see, our concept art team had a lot of fun creating cards, gift boxes, and home décor based on a mood board. Feel free to use this board as inspiration for something you want to create. And don’t forget to let the world around you be a constant source of inspiration! -- Concept Artists"
You can get any of these products in my Stampin' Up online store. Or you can conveniently subscribe to the monthly craft kit Paper Pumpkin to be delivered to your home! And it's on sale!!
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign
up--get 50% off your first two months.
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper
Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months!
After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month
For new subscribers only.
Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a
new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's
kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
Yes I have been MIA....we are still on our RV trip on the east coast and busy, busy, busy! It is so nice as the weather has been beautiful and green! You can check out the Stampin' Up current promos in my online store, but wanted to share a fun DIY with you from Stampin' Up....I'm on a kick with flea market and antiquey type stuff! I'll try to take a pic of the linens, lace, etc. I got at an antique flea market huge warehouse in Mass.!
You don’t have to search high and low to find the perfect glassware in just the
right colors. A little tinted paint is all it takes.
Breathe new life into old glassware
with just a few items: vases or bottles, acrylic paint, and Classic Stampin’
ink. (If you don’t have old glassware, thrift
shops and yard sales usually sell glassware for next to nothing!)
Before you begin, wash your vase and let it dry
Mix white acrylic paint with Classic Stampin’ ink.
(Cheap acrylic paint will work fine.) The amount of ink you use will
depend on how bold you want the color to be. We used four parts paint to
one part ink.
Pour the tinted paint into the clean vase and slowly
roll it around until the inside is completely coated. Turn the vase
upside-down for about five minutes so the rest of the paint can drip out.
To dry the vase quickly, place it in a cold oven and
turn the heat to 325 degrees F/162 degrees C. Bake it for 10 minutes and
then turn the heat off and let the vase cool in the oven so it doesn’t
crack. You can also let the vase air dry, but that may take a while.
The paint is not waterproof, so make
sure you don’t fill the vase with water. But that opens you up to lots of
creative options. You can create Designer Series Paper flowers, like we did, that coordinate
with the gorgeous, glossy finish of the vase. Make one vase or create an entire
set—it’s an inexpensive and easy way to refresh your décor with the Stampin’
Up! colors you love.
Lucky Limeade Cardstock; First
Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’
Ink Refills; Blossom Petals and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches; white acrylic
paint; glassware; floral wire
If want more tutorials like this, join as a demonstrator with me at Stampin' Up for only $99 and I promise you will get lots more to inspire you!!
During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Stampin' Up Designer Series
Paper packs, you will get one FREE! That's like getting $10.95 off
your purchase AND receiving an extra FREE DSP! Since the paper is reversible, they are super fun and can be mixed and matched! In each set, you get12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free.
Here are the DSP that this promotion applies to - you can see pics of them in my online store:
Flowerpot - #133698
Flashback - #133699
Sweet Taffy - #133693
Confetti Celebration - #133692
Park Lane - #133694
Maritime - #133696
Lullaby - #133695
Back to Black - #133700
There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs
you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free. You can order them online in my online store (see side of my blog for the store)
To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the
three packs you are paying for. For example, if you want four packs of
the same type of paper, put in the three you are paying for and enter
the fourth as a separate item.
Promotion Dates: July 1 - 31, 2014
These items don't qualify for the offer:
Designer Series Paper Stacks
Specialty Designer Series Paper
The hardest thing will be to decide which 4 of the designer papers you want, right?! lol
You can start purchasing alcohol ink Blendabilities Markers and accessories today!
I know many of you are excited to try out
these markers by Stampin' Up. Below are the items that are now available:
Cherry Cobbler (item #130995) $11.95 set of 3 markers
Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
Old Olive (item #130999)
Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
6 additional colors will be available beginning Aug. 1!
markers are two sided- that is, you get both a brush tip and a writing tip in
the same barrel. So
you can get a nice variety of lines, too. The barrels are squared so that they
don’t roll off your table. There is a photo illustration showing you which nib
is which. The caps fit VERY tightly! Since they are alcohol inks, you can use them on non-paper, such as buttons, metal, glass, plastic/acrylic!
In addition, the following accessories will also be available:
Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
Color Lifter (item #129369)
You actually get 3 markers in various shades of the above colors (light, medium, dark).
You can contact me and I will be happy to place an order for you OR you can order in my online Stampin' Up store (button for store on side of blog).