Stampin’ Up!’s 30 Year Anniversary

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As you may have guessed, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 30th year of being in business. In fact, this week, demonstrators from around the world are all gathering together in Florida to celebrate!  It’s all because one woman never gave up on her dreams.  Her name is Shelli Gardner and she’s the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!  This company started in her home!  Because of her love of papercrafting, I get to make money, set my own hours and do what I love to do which is watch others enjoy it too.

Kylie’s challenge this month was to make a thank you card for Shelli telling her how much we appreciate her ambition and faith in starting this company.  I have so many friends I never would have met if it wasn’t for Stampin’ Up!  So here’s my card I’ll be sending out to Shelli.

I got a little out of my comfort zone on this card.  It has a lot of texture and “mess” as I would call it, but I kept thinking WWSD?  What would Shelli Do!?  She loves texture and she believes, more is better.  Once I got started I couldn’t stop!  I used the stamp set, All Things Thanks because as soon as I decided to make this card the phrase, Thanks for that thing you did was running through my mind.  It’s a perfect sentiment for what I want to tell Shelli.

Tip: You can color Rhinestones with Sharpie markers to make whatever color you need.

If you’d like to check out cards that other demonstrators made for Shelli then follow this link to Kylie’s blog.

The idea for this card came from Mojo Monday Sketches.  You can click on the photo below to play along.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you were inspired to send a thank you card today to someone that has made a difference in your life.

Your BFF,
Jenn

Here’s a list of everything I used on today’s card.

 


Holiday Catalog Fun with Stamp N’ Hop!

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Hi Friends!  Welcome to another round of Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop where demonstrators from around the world all get together for one cause: to inspire you!  This month we are having fun with new products from the Holiday Catalog.

I chose to feature the stamp set So Santa which has a Santa that is whimsical and fun doing unconventional santa things like baking, motorscooting and my favorite, surfing!

We had a Holiday Extravaganza to kick off the new catalog and half the attendees received a gift.  The way we decided who would win was by these adorable scratch-offs!  They were so fun and easy to make.

Each person got a scratch-off and when scratched would reveal either Merry Christmas or Bah Humbug!  You can probably guess who the winners were 🙂

I made these by printing the Merry Christmas or Bah Humbug onto Whisper White cardstock.  You can also stamp a sentiment.  Then I stamped the Santa and the HO! HO! HO! sentiment using Memento Ink.  I colored them with the Stampin’ Blends, attached the scratch-off blue water and adhered the whole thing to a piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Here are the directions on how to make the scratch-offs:

You will need:
– Clear Contact Paper (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
– Acrylic Paint
– Liquid Dish Soap
– Paint Brush (I used a foam paint brush)

Lay out the contact paper flat.  I used rocks to keep mine from rolling back up.  Mix 2 parts paint to 1 part dish soap.  Using the paint brush, paint onto the contact paper.  You will need at least 3-5 layers of paint letting it dry about 15 minuted in between coats or it will become very streaky.  The darker the paint, the less layers you will need.  I then let it dry overnight and the next morning I couldn’t help but scratch some off to make sure it worked 🙂

Using the Seasonal Layers Framelit Dies to cut the wave shape and then peeled off the back of the contact paper and stuck it onto the cardstock.

I hope you do give this homemade scratch-off a try.  It is such a fun technique and a real wow to the people who receive it.

You are visiting Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers. Please continue to hop along and be inspired by all the demonstrators participating in the hop this month.

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Global Stamping Friends – Color Feature

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Hi and Welcome back to another month of awesome projects made by demonstrators from around the world. You are visiting me, Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers.  This month we thought we’d challenge ourselves with a color feature.  I really liked this idea and will be featuring a color monthly.  This month for the Global Stamping Friends hop we decided on the color Call Me Clover.  I’ve fallen in love with this color while using it these past couple days.  It is a beautiful bright green. We were allowed to also use black & white in our designs.

For both of my cards I used the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.  I love the bold prints on the back but it also has some black and white designs on the opposite side.  And I love the 1/8″ size of the ribbon.  It’s my favorite size as you will also see in the next card. There is a list of all the products I used in these two cards down below.

In this card I used the 1/8″ Whisper White ribbon.  I told you I loved that size ribbon.  The pop of Call Me Clover adds so much to this card.  This stamp and die cuts are from the Stitched All Around Bundle.

I hope you found some inspiration to try this bold In-Color.  Next up in the blog is Amanda Farlinger.  Click on the arrow below to go to her blog.  Scroll to the bottom on the page if you’d like to see a list of everyone in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Your BFF,
Jenn

 

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Amber Thompson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Susan Simpson
  6. Anja Reuss
  7. Kimberley Morris
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Marieke Bart
  11. Jan Musselman
  12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  13. Jenn Curtis Charles
  14. Amanda Farlinger
  15. Narelle Fasulo

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8th – Stamp Camp (RSVP by 7th)
16th – Abstract Impressions Product Class (RSVP by 9th)
17th – Team BFF Meeting (RSVP by 15th)
21st – Timeless Tidings Christmas Kit Class (RSVP by 14th)

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Stamp N’ Hop Favorite New Designer Series Paper

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Hi Friends!  Welcome to another round of the Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop.  You are visiting me, Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  Next up is Mo Rootes.  This month’s theme is favorite designer series paper and I know the one I chose is going to be popular!

I’ve chosen the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It has beautiful pearl accents throughout the pack and you get 24 sheets of thick double sided paper.  The project I’ve made is a box with a couple cards all made with one sheet of DSP.

Here are the dimensions to make the box:

DSP – 11 1/2″ x 8″

Score along the long side at – 3/4″, 5 3/8″, 6 1/8″ and 10 3/4″

Score along the short side at – 3/4″ and 7 1/4″

You will have a 4″ x 12″ strip of DSP left over.  Cut it to make 2 4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces for the card fronts.

Thank you for hopping by to check out my project today.

Next up is Mo Rootes.  I know she will have a fabulous project for you.  If you want to skip ahead, a list of all the participants is below.

Mikaela Titheridge
Tracy Marie Lewis
Cheryl Taylor
Jacqui Jacjac Lawrence
Susan Simpson
Anastasia Radloff
Kaylee van Es
Jenn Charles  <——— YOU ARE HERE
Mo Rootes
Danielle Kassing
Jo Blackman
Karen Pearmain
Vicky Wright
Linda Handford
Amy Grendel
Terry Montgomery
Laurie Meier
Laura Mackie
Joanne Hodge
Cindy Blancett

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Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB Events at BFF Stampers):

July 14th – Stamp  Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(We will be making this project at Stamp Camp!  RSVP by July 13th if you want to attend.)  Class cost is $20 or FREE with a $25 purchase.

July 22nd – Dandelion Wishes Product Based Class – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Come make 8 cards, 2 each of 4 cards using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  You will get to take home the stamp set, Silver and White Bakers Twine, and Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  We will be using these items in class.  I will provide any of the cardstock, ink, and any other embellishments or dies you will need to make the project.  Class cost is $45.  RSVP by July 17th so I can purchase the product.

July 27th – Christmas in July – My House – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Come make 12 Christmas cards. 4 each of 3 designs. We will be using the DSP from the Annual Catalog called Under the Mistletoe. Cost is $20 or FREE with a $25 order.  RSVP by July 25th.