New Stitched Shapes Framelits & 25% Off Stamp Sets

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Stitching without all the work!  Stampin’ Up! has released their new Stitched Shapes Framelits which creates a super cute stitched design on a circle, oval or square frame.

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Click HERE for a great video showing some of the beautiful designs you can achieve using these new framelits.

In addition to the excitement of these new Stitched Shapes Framelits, you can also purchase several coordinating stamps sets for 25% off!  Stampin’ Up! is giving you everything you need to start creating some amazing designs!

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You can PURCHASE your Stitched Shapes Framelits through our online store using Hostess Code DHZZBE36E.

 

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop #2

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Well now that World Card Making Day is over, BFF Stampers is joining the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  Today’s Hop is a Color Challenge featuring 5 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colors.

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Color Challenge Colors

Aren’t these a wonderful mix of colors?  We could also use Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black as our neutrals.

A color challenge is great for Lisa because she has a difficult time mixing colors.  She chose to create a traditional scrapbook page layout for today’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  Using all of the colors, except Cajun Craze, she created a beautiful “Love” page.  She utilized the Stampin’ Up! card stock to show case the colors Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Real Red and Early Espresso.  By adding a little splash of ink in the background with the  Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, it added just a bit of texture.

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Lisa’s Love Page

 

At least 3 of these colors reminded me of fall so I went ahead and made up some Thanksgiving themed items for our dinner table.  The first item was made using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  They are so tiny and so cute!  I thought they would make a great place card/favor box for a Thanksgiving dinner.  I put trail mix in it but you could put candy corn or reese’s pieces or anything really.  The band just slides off the box so you can get into your goodies and then close it back up again.

I decorated it using the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits Dies.  I left the Delightful Dijon leaf without a stamped image so I could write my name for the place card.  The tiny open leaf is from the Flourishing Thinlits.

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I love the little copper pinecone.  Just a great addition to the leaves.

Then I made a utensil holder using the Mini Treat Bag thinlit die.  I wrapped it with a piece of embossed Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I embossed it with the Woodland embossing folder and then sponged it with Early Espresso to really pop out those tree trunks.  The greeting is from a stamp set for the Holiday Catalog called Paisleys & Posies.

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I did not have a punch or die that fit my greeting and fit nicely onto my utensil holder so I used a trick I learned to use your labels and get them to fit.  If you trim your paper to fit into the die exactly, you can put one side under and cut only that one side.  Then take out the paper and do the opposite side.  It’s a little confusing but hopefully the pictures will help.  I love this technique and use it often now.

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I looped some copper wire behind the sentiment.  Here’s a picture of how we do it.  I’m glad I learned it this way because before, it was just a tangled mess and I didn’t like the look.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and can get some use out of it.  Those clear tiny treat boxes really are uber adorable!  They are in the annual catalog.  What a nice matching set for the dinner table.  We always eat at my sister in law’s house so maybe I’ll surprise her this year 🙂

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Happy Stamping,

Jenn

 

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Thank you for stopping by.  You can click the Previous Button and go back to Miriam’s Blog or Hit the Next button and go over to see what Kimberley Anne Morris has created!

Here is a complete list of all our Global Stamping Friends!

1. Miriam Biegun Permut
2. Jenn Charles
3. Kimberley Anne Morris
4 Christine Wrede
5. Marieke Bart
6. Cary Buckham
7. Anja Reuss
8. Kristie Neal Walthall
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
11. Sarah McDermott 

 


Fall Wreath using Posies & Paisleys DSP

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This week I spent some time making a Fall Wreath.  I have seen this type of paper crafted wreath made for Halloween and Christmas.  I wanted one for FALL!  I love the Petals & Paisleys DSP from Stampin’ Up!  It reminds me of the old Spice Cake DSP from 3 or 4 years ago.  It just screams FALL!!!  In my opinion!

Look at the rich colors of Delightful Dijon, Cajon Craze, and Mint Macaroon.

Look at the rich colors of Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, and Mint Macaron.

So here is my interpretation of the wreath – made just for FALL!

Loving these Fall colors.

Loving these Fall colors.

I started with a simple 12 inch green floral foam circle.  Each of the strips of paper is 1 inch x 12 inches.  One thing I did learn – use the Triple Banner Punch and punch the flagged ends BEFORE wrapping it around the foam circle.  I had some trouble getting my paper strips to stick to the foam.  I ended up using small brads on the inside of the wreath to hold my strips in place.  I suggest when sticking the strips of paper around the foam, make sure to put adhesive all the way down the strip of paper.  Also, Watch how your wrap the paper to ensure your patter looks right side up.  I used the new Copper Foil to cut out the FALL letters (Large Letter Thinlits), and I used the Leaflit Thinlits to cut out the fall leaves.  Finally I stamped  the Scarecrow from the new Halloween Cookie Cutter set and embossed him in the new Copper embossing powder.

And there you have it – my FALL Wreath!  If you want to try making your own FALL Wreath below is the list of products from Stampin’ Up! that I used.  Thanks for looking!  Lisa

 

 

 

 

 


Tin of Tags Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!

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I hope you had a wonderful three day weekend. I finally got a date with my hubby that was long overdue. We went to go see the new DC comic movie, Suicide Squad and we loved it! We are definitely a Marvel family but we really do like any superhero movies, villians or good guys.

Now onto my very first love, papercrafting (lol!). I love this new Christmas tag kit that was released in the new Holiday Catalog on September 1st. It is so easy to put together and it’s adorable! I also think this tiny tin is just something I can not live without! The Tin of Tags stamp set that you purchase to coordinate with the kit has the perfect font. I would have bought this stamp set whether it went together or not. It has all the most perfect sayings for Christmas tags.

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One thing I really like about our kits is that Stampin’ Up! provides YouTube videos of how to put the kits together along with the instructions that comes in the kit. So whether you are a visual learner or can just follow directions on paper, this will be easy as pie! Pumpkin pie? Is it time yet!?

Here is the video from Stampin’ Up! to show you how easy these tags are to put together.

Click here if you’d like to purchase the Tin of Tags Kit and here for the stamp set.  We will be hosting a Tag Class on Tuesday, October 23rd, so if you’d like to come use our inks and stamp set, then RSVP on our FB page and click under events.  The cost for the event will be $26.  That will include the Tin of Tags Kit with tax and shipping.  We will provide the ink, Tin of Tags Stamp Set, and the adhesive you will need.  If you’d like to own your own stamp set, the cost will be $51, which will include your Tin of Tags Kit, your own Tin of Tags Stamp Set with tax and shipping.  You will have access to our ink and adhesive.

Hope you can make it!  Happy Stamping!

Jenn

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thoughtful branchesThoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlit set is still available while supplies last!  You don’t want to miss this very versatile stamp set.  You can also purchase them together as a bundle for a 10% discount.

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

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Hi friends and welcome to the very first Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. The new Holiday Catalog went live yesterday and we are so excited that you can now order all the fun stuff for yourself that you’ve seen us playing with this month!!

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The focus on this month’s blog hop is a twist on a holiday item from the new catalog. And one of the stamps sets from the new catalog is ‘Cookie-Cutter Christmas’.  We chose this set to work with because it’s so cute and you can do so many things with the characters. My twisted take on this is using the teddy bear for a baby card.

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Isn’t it extra fun as a shaker card?  The bonus with this set is that you can buy it as a bundle with a punch!  That makes it so much easier to get all those cards made for any occasion you can think of.  Challenge yourself to make something non-holiday and link it below in the comments.  I’d love to see what you come up with using this set.

Thanks for joining us today. If you started with me then you can hit the previous button and go back to Kristie Neal Walthall or go to the next blog and see Marieke Bart.  Happy Hopping!

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Have you trPP_BOGO_Facebook_USied Paper Pumpkin? Right now is a great time to get in on the fun! Buy your first month and get your second month FREE.  Go to PaperPumpkin.com to sign up and don’t forget to add Lisa Dehaine or Jenn Charles as your demonstrator!

 

 



Bonus Days Coupons Redemption

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Just a reminder that if you earned Bonus Days Coupons last month during the promotion, you have until August 31st to redeem your coupons.  You would have received an email with your code inside.  Click here for our store and it will prompt you to enter your coupon code.  You can use them all on the same order!!!

A few words:

  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
  • Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.

We also have two new stamp sets that are not in the catalog that you can purchase on the website. The gorgeous Thoughtful Branches is only available until supplies last and through August 31st.  I have seen this set used for so many things, including a sunflower and coral on an underwater card.  Some people’s creativity amaze me!

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The second set available is the I Stamped This stamp set which was made to uphold Stampin’ Up!’s Angel Policy regarding selling stamped images.  It’s a wonderful stamp set that let’s the receiver know you made this just for them!

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Happy Shopping!

Your BFF’s,

Jenn & Lisa


BOGO Paper Pumpkin Deal

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FIRST-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!

Who doesn’t love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and select Jenn or Lisa as your demonstrator or click HERE and go directly to my Paper Pumpkin website.

The Fine Print for this paper Pumpkin BOGO:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. Make sure your customers know that they can’t put their subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months. (The 2nd month will be free)
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

When you sign up for the BOGO deal, you will receive a set of handmade cards from us using the new in-colors!

We will have a date set in September and October to get together and do our kits.  I know I have a few extra that I haven’t had time to do around here and I will be bringing those as well.

Happy Stamping!

Jenn & Lisa



A Little Foxy Suite Card

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In July I joined a card swap with one of our Stampin’ Up! consultants Jill Olsen.  It was a big swap – 35 cards!  We had to use a stamp set that was from the new Annual Catalog but not part of the pre sale.  I chose the Foxy Friends Stamp set.  Below is the card we made.  Because we needed so much patterned paper we ended up making our own using the mushrooms out of the Foxy Friends stamp set.  It worked out really well!  I think on later date we should do a blog post dedicated to making pattern paper with stamp sets!

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My Little Foxy Card Swap

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when we stamped the fox we punched a 2nd head using the punch and popped it up to give the card some dimension!

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We needed a lot of patterned paper for this card so we made our own. Stamping the mushrooms in Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral.

This is a really super cute stamp set.  You can make so many different animals: fox, squirrel, raccoon, skunk, and even a deer!  Pinterest is a great place to get ideas on other animal creations.

Happy Stamping!

Your BFFs, Lisa & Jenn