Product of the week

Hi, Guys,

Happy Wednesday!!  How are you doing today?  How is your day going?

Today I worked in my craft room most of the day.  I had a dentist appointment after the kids were off to school.  My jaw is still sore so I just hung out in my craft room.  I missed crafting and running my business over the summer.  I have a new fire inside to do well with my Stampin’ Up! business.  Starting October 1, 2018, I have the chance to earn a trip to Hawaii for free for me and my husband.  I can pay extra if I earn the trip to take along the rest of my family.  Hawaii is on my bucket list and it would be so awesome to make it happen just by sharing what I love.   I have a year to try to earn the trip.  Every year Stampin’ Up! offers a free trip and you have a year to earn it.  So I will be working like crazy to try to make this happen for my family.

I am featuring a new social media campaign.  I will be featuring a product of the week and will be highlighting that product all week long.  It may be a stamp set, a set of dies, ink colors, paper, you will have to tune in each week to find out what the product of the week is.  I will make projects and cards and do my best to showcase this item or items.  I will be blogging at least once every week and my facebook business page will be very active along with my YouTube.  I love making those videos.  I also will feature a Facebook Live every Tuesday morning at 10 am eastern time.

So this week the featured product of the week is Pleasant Pheasant Stamp Set.  This set is a great fall set.  It is a great set for any masculine cards you may need to make.  Here is the set.

 

I made a couple of cards using this one so far.  In fact, my first Facebook live this Tuesday I made a card with this set.

I love that Chicken Wire Elements paper and apparently, everyone else loved it too because now it’s no longer available to order but you could still make this card without the Chicken Wire paper.  If you want to know how to make this card I will leave the link to my Facebook Live here in this post.

Stampin’ Up! is running a promotion this month for anyone who host a party of $250 or more.  You can be your own host and purchase $250 worth of Stampin’ Up! products or you could host a party.  You will get a free pack of the Dashing Along DSP 12 by 12 paper that is pictured above.

I am running a special for the whole month of September for anyone who makes a $50 purchase at my online shop and they use the Host Code MCCB9KN7 I will give you a free sample of the Dashing Along DSP.

So I will see you guys next week at my Facebook Live, right?  If you have not liked me on Facebook please do so and share my page.

Here are all the products used to make that card above.

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Stamparatus

$49.00

Here is the Facebook Live where I made the card.  Please give me your feedback.  I know the camera is sideways but i have fixed that issue so next Tuesday Morning it will be on landscape mode.

Thanks for all your support!!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Super cute Halloween Card

Hi Guys,

Happy Thursday!!  Can you believe it is September already?  Where did the summer go?  My kids went back to school today and fall weather is supposed to be here in a few days.  We had a great Summer.  What did you guys do this summer?  We spent the last few weeks of summer in the pool, going to garage sales, and we spent a day at the NY state fair.  

I am sad to see summer go but I am also looking forward to getting back to a routine.

So I am working on my Swaps for this month and I need to share with you guys the card I created.

Super cute right?  Oh my, I love this one so much and I created that super cool background.  I will take you step by step on how I created this one.

You will start off with Basic Black as your A2 card base (5 1/2 by 8 1/2 fold at 4 1/4).  Next you will layer Pumpkin Pie cardstock which was cut 5 1/4 by 4.  Then I  cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock at 5 by 3 3/4.  Now here is the fun part.  I took a piece of the Chicken Wire Elements Foil sheets and placed on top of the Smoky Slate and used a piece of washi tape on the top and bottom to hold it in place. I made sure the washi tape was not covering the whisper white cardstock.  Then I took a sponge brayer and rolled Gorgeous Grape ink all over it. When I was done I carefully removed the washi tape and I had this beautiful background.  It’s perfect for this Halloween Card.

So before I glued it to the top of the card I cut a piece of Black Satin Ribbon and secured the ends down about 1/3 rd of the way from the bottom.

Then I took Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut the 2nd smallest stitched shape oval.  I used the stamp set Spooky Sweets and took the stamp that looks like fog or a mist and stamped it with Smoky Slate ink.  I first stamped it off on scrap paper and then stamped it on the stitched shaped oval.  So it leaves a really light mark over your oval.  I then took my embossing buddy and wiped it across the oval.  I used the Happy Halloween stamp with Versa Mark ink and stamped it in the center of the oval.  I used Black Stamping Emboss Powder and then heat set it with my heat tool.  

The final touch I did to the front of this card was I used the Spooky Bats punch and cut out the bats on the Black Foil Sheet.  Then I  used Stampin up Dimensionals and the Mini Dimensionals to pop up the bats and the Stitched Shape oval.  The last thing I added was a Gorgeous Grape glitter enamel dot to the oval.

So I couldn’t stop there… I needed to add a piece of white cardstock cut at 5 1/4 by 4 to the inside because the card base was Basic Black.  So I had this idea to create a moon and I wanted to use the bat stamp over the moon.  I took a piece of scrap cardstock and cut the 4th smallest layering circle framelits out of it.  As you can see in the picture I made sure to cut it with enough card stock on all sides because I was going to use a sponging technique.  

I used Mango Melody and used a sponge dauber to put the ink inside the circle.  I lined the circle at the top left side and used circular motions to make the moon shape.

I then used the stamp that looks like fog or mist and used Smoky Slate to stamp it right over the moon.  I did not stamp it off like I did on the oval stitched shape.  I finished it with the bat stamp.  I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the bats right over the moon.

What a super easy Halloween Card and it really has that wow effect inside and out.

Here is a complete list of all the materials I used to make this card:

 

 

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