Global Stamping Friends – Festive Celebrations

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Happy December!  December! Already!  Where has the year gone?

Welcome to this month’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop featuring Festive Celebrations!  These ladies never cease to amaze me with their creativity and the projects they come up with every month.

For my project, I’ve come up with a card and tag idea with a coordinating box.  I made it less feminine because it will be for my husband’s friend.  Coming up with manly ideas is very hard for me.  Do you struggle with that?

I coordinated them all using the Colorful Seasons Designer Series Pack.  The Christmas tree came from our timeless Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s been around forever!

The Happy Christmas banner stamp is from a newer stamp set called Labels to Love.  You can find a list of everything I used down below.

These boxes are really easy to make.  They are very convenient for gift packaging year round, making them any size you need.

To make this box I used:
Thick Whisper White cardstock – 8×8 scored at 2 inches on all 4 sides.
Designer Series Paper – 6×6 scored at 1 inch on all sides.
Fold all the score lines. You will have 4 square corners on both pieces.  Cut one side to the line and adhere it together.  I like to use tear & tape so my box won’t dare to fall apart even with heavier items inside.

I CASE’d this card from a card in our Annual Catalog on Page 141 for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #156.  I love challenging myself to come up with something new while also making it easier by using something already done! Does that make sense!  LOL.

I hope you got some inspiration from my card and gift packaging idea today.  Thank you for hopping along.  Click on the NEXT arrow to check out the talented creations by Marieke Bart.  There is a Roll call of everyone hopping today below for your convenience.

Your BFF,

Jenn

 

BlogHop RollCall

  1. Anita Wifladt
  2. Rebecca Urban
  3. Libby Dyson
  4. Jan Musselman
  5. . Lisa Ann Bernard
  6. Karie Beglau
  7. Amanda Farlinger
  8. Kimberley Anne Morris
  9. Tricia Butts
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Kristie Neal Walthall
  12. Anastasia Radloff
  13. Erica Jones
  14. Jenn Charles Curtis
  15. Marieke Bart
  16. Courtenay Heuston
  17. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  18. Sarah McDermott

 

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):

Dec 2th – Stamp Camp at Sew Easy Studio

Dec 8th – Be Merry Kit Class

Dec 10th – Bags, Tags and Boxes Class

Take Advantage of the Year End Sales Event with all the info on what is retiring for the year and some special discounted items!  Click on the picture below to be taken to my website.


Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop – Holiday Tags

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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for November 2017. This month our theme is Holiday Tags!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – BFF Stampers or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Today I am showing you the gorgeous Be Merry Kit in the holiday catalog.  They are beautiful to use as tags for gifts.  They come in two different varieties and make a total of 12 rosettes.  They have a circle to put on the back that you can write a To and From on for your recipient. They are currently on backorder but will be available tomorrow just in time for FREE SHIPPING cyber Monday!!!  These photos do not do them justice.  They are glittery and shiny in real life.

I made this gift bag using two 12 x 12 sheets of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The colors in the rosettes are Old Olive and Real Red and the Old Olive one matches perfectly with this paper.

The kit is really easy to put together, all you need is a glue gun!

I’m having a class using this kit on December 8th from 7p.m. – 9p.m. at my house.  You can order yours on cyber Monday and get FREE SHIPPING and bring it to the class.  Please use the hostess code: NP7WAQ7M  and I will send you a gift!  Or you can order it from me for $25.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showing you how easy they are to put together.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Jenn Charles – BFF Stampers, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Your BFF,

Jenn



 


Global Friends Bloghop – Holidays with a Twist

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Hi BFF’s!  Welcome to this month’s Global Friends Bloghop where demonstrators from around the world all participate in a theme and give you ideas to use with all those wonderful stamp sets you buy.

We’ve been very busy this summer. We haven’t even had time to go to the beach yet. The summer is flying by. The only good part about that is that Christmas is closer. Today’s hop is using a stamp set that is not necessarily for holidays and making it a holiday card. I used two sets to do just that.

This little tree reminded me of the Christmas tree from Charlie Brown.  I’ve used the branch from the new set Colorful Seasons and the grass and ornament from the stamp set, High Tide.  The good thing about photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them when you put them on the clear block.  That’s how I got the tree to curve under the weight of the ornament.  The sentiment is from the winter set called Flurry of Wishes.

I did have to do another card for my son.  Since I had bought the Coffee Cafe’ set, my son has seen a poop in the whipped cream.  He’s 5 and since we are not very mature around here, I thought I’d make a card for him using it.  The sentiment is not Stampin’ Up! but I’ve used it for years at my Christmas parties for favors and gifts.

Click Next to go on check out Lou Kitzelman’s Twist on the Holiday.  There’s a list of people below if you’ve missed any.  Thanks for hopping by!

Your BFF,

Jenn

Blog hop participants

1. Sarah McDermott 
2.
Kristie Neal Walthall 
3.
Rebecca Urban
4.
Courtenay Heuston

5. Lisa Ann Bernard
6.
Georgia Missy Gaydos
7.
Jenn Curtis Charles
8. 
Lou Kitzelman 

9. Sharon Dalton
10.
Kimberley Anne Morris
11. 
Angélique Stempelkeuken
12.
Amber Thompson
13.
Marieke Bart
14.
Ellen Woodbridge

Christmas in July for new demonstrators!

Do you have a wish list a mile long?  During the month of  July, you can purchase the Starter Pack for the fun and benefits, AND get the Carols of Christmas stamp set AND an Essentials Gift Pack of Tools for FREE (an extra $72 value)!

  • 144804 – Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Essentials Gift Pack:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Bonus Days are Back!  For every $50 you spend in July, you get back $5 to spend in August!  Shop now!

 

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop/Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

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Hi BFF’s!!! I’m so happy to get back into a schedule after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s. I pray that all of you and your families had a safe and happy New Year and that you all got the love you wanted for Christmas 🙂

So Phew! We’re back and do we have some exciting news for you! Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is available to look at and buy from! Squeal! And we hope you will love it as much as we do.  There’s beautiful Valentine’s Day stuff and surly Manly stuff.  Dragonflies, Hot Air Balloons and Succulents!  Ice cream, Circus and Heros! Such a variety! The blog hop today is showcasing some of the items from the new catalog, so here goes!

My absolute favorite is the balloon pop up dies. I just used them to make invitations for a birthday party!  They were so fun and and easy way to add something spectacular.

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Here is the video straight from Stampin’ Up! showing you exactly how to use the dies.

There are so many fabulous stamps, designer series paper and adorable little embellishments, that you will not have a problem finding $50 worth of stuff to buy.  And for every $50 you spend in product, you receive something free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  You can not buy the product from the SAB, you’ve got to earn it!  So come check out the catalog and let me know what’s on your wish list!  If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, then I’d love to send you a catalog.  Just contact me and let me know!

Here’s a few more cards using new items.

This baby card is made with a sentiment from the Stamp Set, All Things Thanks.

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And this card is made from a stamp set called Window Shopping, but the stamp set is not the best part!  The best part is the Window Box Thinlet Die that you can buy to go with it!  I’ll add the video below.

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We went to a meeting with our team and got some adorable cards using their pre-orders also.

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How to earn free stamps:

  1. Shop!!!  Buy online or buy in person:  For every $50 you spend on product out of ANY catalog or online in the clearance, you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice from the brochure.
  2. Join Stampin’ Up!! : Become a Happy Shopper!  It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Once you join, you can shop for 20% off!  And that’s what we call Happy Shoppers! 🙂

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Thank you for joining us on this blog hop!  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new product available with Stampin’ Up!  For more great ideas with the new Occasions Catalog, check out our Pinterest page where we pin some of our stuff and lots of other people’s awesome stuff!

Next up is Marieke with some awesome creations or you can go back by checking out Kristie and her fabulous crafts!  See you next time!

Your BFF’s,

Jenn and Lisa