Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bookmark Card

Have you ever wanted to send someone a card, who isn't really a "card person"?  Maybe you have a friend who loves to read!  This card is perfect!  It's a bookmark card. The design is simple, you will need the following:
 
Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
Basic Black Card stock 5 1/4" X 4"
Pool Party Card stock 2" X 4"
Sale-a-Bration DSP 1 3/4" X 4"
 
For the Bookmark:
Whisper White Card Stock 2" X 4"
Sale-a-Bration DSP 2 1/2" X 1 3/4"
Scrap Whisper White to stamp your sentiment
 
I used the Chevron Border Punch on my piece of Basic Black Card Stock and then used SNAIL to adhere it to my White Base.  Attach your SAB DSP on your Pool Party Cardstock with SNAIL and then run a piece of Sticky Strip on 3 sides of that piece.  This creates the pocket your bookmark with stay in.  Using your Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, punch the top of your White Card Stock.  Adhere your DSP and then Stamped Sentiment to that piece.  Tie some ribbon through the top of your tag punch and it's a Book Mark!!!!
 
Supply List:
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper
Organza Ribbon
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape
Chevron Border Punch
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
SNAIL Adhesive
Perfect Pennants Stamp Set
Banners Framelits

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's time to SALE-A-BRATE!!

I'm so excited to celebrate Sale-a-Bration with you this year!  There are so many wonderful products to choose from in this year's brochure, you can see a quick video here;
 
If you don't already have a paper copy of the flyer, please let me know and I will get one right out to you!  Now is a great time to host a Stampin' Up! Party because you and your guests will earn a FREE SAB Product with every $50 purchase!  And no, there are no limits!!  Spend $100 and get 2 FREE items and so on!  Plus if you host a qualifying party of $300 or more you will get an EXTRA $30 in Hostess Dollars!!  There is no better time to host a party, than Sale-a-Bration!  You can do a book party or virtual party if you aren't up for having an in-home party!  Contact me today and we will get you set up! 
 
In addition to all of the excitement with SAB, Stampin' Up! also introduced two new items this morning, one is a new Card Kit and the other is the Texture Boutique.  You can see the images below and click on them for more information or to order!  The new Texture Boutique is a lightweight alternative to the Big Shot with the exception that it only does Embossing Folders.  But, at only $29.95 it's a super awesome deal!  When you are ready to take the plunge and get the Big Shot you can do all kinds of die cutting and such, but the Texture Boutique is a great alternative if you are only interested in embossing!  So be sure to check out these two new products and as always, let me know if you need any help or have any questions!
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132657http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=134998

If you are ready to go shopping click the image below to go right to my online store!  As always, I sincerely appreciate your business and pride myself in exceptional customer service!
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tomorrow is the day!!

Tomorrow is the first day of Sale-a-Bration!  I couldn't be more excited and can't wait for you all to start earning some FABULOUS and FREE products!!!!  I will post all of the new information and products that will be offered Tuesday morning, I think you are going to be super excited to see some of them!  So make sure to check back tomorrow morning to see some of the awesome things SAB 2014 has to offer!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

3 More Days!

With only 3 days left until Sale-a-Bration I'm getting really excited!  Can't wait to kick off my favorite time of year!  The adorable little hearts and "love" banner stamp and punch are all choices during SAB.  These Lollipop holders are created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Only 4 more days!!

We are getting closer to SAB!  This adorable card uses a new stamp set and punch that will be available during SAB!!  I combined them with the Make a Wish sentiment from Perfect Pennants for a super cute Birthday card!! 

Super Cute Treat Box

This cute little treat box starts with an old standby, the 2,4,6,8 box.  If you have never done one, they are the most simple and easy to remember box because the measurements are in the name!  You start with a piece of cardstock, or in this case Designer Series Paper, that measures 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  Using your Simply Scored (although you could certainly do this on the Stampin' Trimmer as well) with the long side at the top score at 2", 4", 6" and 8".  Turn it with the short side on the top and score at 2".  Easy, right!?  Then you want to trim the "small rectangle" that is created, leave the longer rectangle, but completely remove the 2" X 1/2" rectangle that is created.  Then just trim up all those score lines, place some sticky strip on the skinny (1/2") rectangle, fold over to create your box.  Normally at this stage you would just fold up and adhere the bottom of your box and then decorate, but to create this cute little treat box you want to fold the box up so that its one piece that's 2" wide.  Slide the top into your Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch.  It will take a little more effort than normal of course, but it isn't difficult.  Once you have the top punched then you can continue to put the rest of the box together by adhering the bottom up.  Then all you have to do is take some ribbon and thread it through the holes, and gently pull the box closed and tie a knot or bow, decorate and that's it!  A super cute Valentine's Day Project!!  I accented mine simply with the Valentine's Day sentiment "Be Mine" from A Round Array in Melon Mambo ink to match my ribbon of course!
 
Supply List:
Brights DSP Stack (Bermuda Bay) #130134
Melon Mambo Card Stock #115320
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Melon Mambo Classic Ink #126948
Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #131207
A Round Array WM#129087 CM#129090
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404
1" Circle Punch #119868
Sticky Strip #104294
Bone Folder #102300
Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

6 Days Left!

Sale-a-Bration is almost here!!

It's hard to believe it's almost SAB time again, our most favorite time of the year!  If you are new to Stampin' Up! and are unfamiliar with Sale-a-Bration (affectionately referred to as SAB) it's a GIANT Celebration between January 28th and March 31st when you can earn FREE PRODUCT for every $50 you order!!  Which, with this new Occasions Catalog is super easy!  Love everything in there!!!!  There is a flyer for SAB that shows all of the different products you can choose when you spend $50, and no, there is no limit.  Spend $150 and get to choose 3 FREE SAB products AND get your hostess benefits!!  So now you can see why this is our favorite time of year!  Love SAB!  Once it starts on January 28th you will be able to view the flyer online in my store at www.relaxinstampin.stampinup.net however, if you would like a flyer mailed to you, just send me a quick email with your address and I will get one out to you right away!
I will be posting a picture of something created using SAB products every day from now until the start of SAB, enjoy and get that wish list ready!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Video

www.mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=2121392
I'm excited to announce that I will be adding My Paper Pumpkin to my videos each month!  That's right, each month (starting in February) when we get a Paper Pumpkin we are going to do it together via video!  I will open the box and we will have the surprise of what's inside together!!  I'm so excited to be on this new venture!  Join me in creating our monthly creative escape with Paper Pumpkin each month on my YouTube Channel!  The first one will be in February and I can hardly wait!
 
If you want to be part of my awesome Paper Pumpkin Posse you can join me by clicking the logo above.  Just be sure it shows me, Brianna Thompson, as your demonstrator and shoot me a quick email at relaxinstampin@gmail.com to let me know you joined!  If you sign up with me by January 25th, 2014 you will get a FREE goodie bag with goodies to add to your Paper Pumpkin stash!  And that's on top of the already awesome promotion of receiving the 2012-2014 In Color Markers for free with your first kit!!!!  So join me today!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Watercolor Card

Simple Saturday Project

I'm always in search of simple and quick, yet beautiful cards to send as thank you notes and thinking of you cards.  The new 2014 Occasions Catalog made my life even simpler with this Happy Watercolor Stamp Set.  You need only a couple of things to get this beautiful, yet stunningly simple card.  You can visit my YouTube channel to see this card assembled on video.
 
Whisper White Cardstock Base 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Crisp Cantaloupe Card stock 5 " X 3 3/4"
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock 4 3/4" X 3 1/2"
Whisper White Card Stock 4 5/8" X 3 3/8"
 
I simple stamped the flower image and the 'psst...' with Baked Brown Sugar ink and then stamped the Crisp Cantelope watercolor mark overtop the flower.  The inside of the card is stamped with the "you make me happy" sentiment from this set as well.  I used SNAIL adhesive to adhere the Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe layers together and then used dimensionals to attach that piece to the card base.  If you wanted to add a little extra something you could use some Rhinestones or Pearls to accent the flower or under the 'psst...' or even tie some ribbon or bakers twine around the main panel. 
 
Supply List:
Whisper White Card Stock 100730
Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock 131298
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock 131296
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink 131176
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink 131174
Happy Watercolor
WM#133188 CM#133191
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentines Day is less than a month a way!

Do you have someone special to make a Valentine's Day card for this year?  This sweet card might be a little time consuming, but the end result is totally worth it!  Of course this card could be used for any occasion, not just Valentine's Day, but with VDay around the corner it seems appropriate!
I used the 'plus sign' flower shape in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and punched LOTS of them out of Strawberry Slush Cardstock to give my heart some character.  For the base of your heart use a piece of cardstock cut using our Heart Framelits or just hand cut a heart.  Then I just added the punches one by one to the heart using various adhesives until I was happy with it's "fullness".  Then I added some of our 'tiny' pearls to a few of the punches.  Using our Circle Framelits I cut a hole in a piece of Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock and then ran it through my Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  Give it a little 'what for' with your sanding block and then adhere it to the cardbase using dimensionals.  I placed the heart in the center with snail and tied a small bow around one side for a little extra interest.
 
Supply List:
Pool Party Card Stock
Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock
Strawberry Slush Card Stock
Heart Framelits
Circle Framelits
Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Basics Pearls
Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gotta love Washi!

It's no secret that I love washi tape!  This set is from the new 2014 Occasions Catalog and is called Retro Fresh!  I love it!  Using Washi Tape is a super easy and cute way to make a quick card for any occasion!  I'm a big fan of using bright colors for 'get well' type cards and this Washi Tape certainly fits the bill!  The colors in this line are Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar.  Adding this awesome sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and a few 'flower' punches from my Itty Bitty Punch Pack with Rhinestone centers, makes this card super fast and simple but it packs a fun punch!!
 
Supply List:
Whisper White Card Stock
So Saffron Card Stock
Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape
Perfect Pennants Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink
Rhinestones

Monday, January 13, 2014

Love a great deal?!?

www.mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=2121392
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit that comes automatically right to your door!  You can manage your subscription by skipping a month or canceling at any time, there are no long term commitments!  Whether you are a beginning crafter or seasoned veteran, you will appreciate this once a month crafting escape!  Everything is precut and ready to go!  You will have all the supplies you need to create that month's project right at your finger tips (with the exclusion of adhesive).  The kits included Stamps and Ink that you can use on future projects as well!!!  The cost is only $19.95 per month!  Paper Pumpkin is having a promotion right now if you Subscribe by February 10th, 2014 you will not only receive your Welcome Kit with your FREE size D Clear Block, but you will also receive a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stamp N' Write Markers for FREE!!!  As an added bonus from me personally, if you sign up by January 25th, 2014 and choose me as your demonstrator I will personally give you a GRAB BAG with products to use with your Paper Pumpkin kits!  In order to receive this GRAB BAG from me, you must sign up by January 25th, 2014!  So click the image above to Subscribe today!!!
 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Double Spiral Flower

If you haven't already had the opportunity to order and use the new Spiral Flower Die from Stampin' Up!, it's time!  I love, love, love this new die!  Because it's a steel ruled die you can cut several pieces of cardstock at once, so if you wanted to do lots of these for a wedding or other occasion the prep work would be easy-peasy!  I just posted another video featuring this awesome new flower and how to create a "double" one using two instead of one.  You will get a larger flower that could be used to accent just about anything!  Be sure to check it out on my YouTube Channel, just click the video link to the left!  I have seen several tutorials on how to create these beautiful little flowers, and have taken some of the tricks I liked and combined them with my own technique, so check it out to see how I do it!  No pencils, no hot glue...just glue dots!  Once I had the flowers put together I decided to take our Silver and Gold Encore pads and rub them over the tops to give the petals a 'metallic' appearance.  How gorgeous would this be for a wedding?!  Centerpieces, favors...oh the ideas! 
 
Here's my supply list:
Spiral Flower Die #129379
Bone Folder #102300
Glue Dots #103683
Silver Encore Pad #132142
Gold Encore Pad #132141
Gorgeous Grunge (used on the Night of Navy flower)
W#130514 C#130517
Night of Navy Card Stock #100867
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock #115316

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

www.paperpumpkin.com

Paper Pumpkin has an extra goodie in store if you sign up between January 11th, 2014 and February 10th, 2014.

Not only will you get your awesome starter kit Paper Pumpkin shown below, but it includes a FREE size D Clear Block AND now your first kit will also come with a set of 2012-2014 IN COLOR Stamp N' Write Markers!  Talk about a great deal!!! 
 

When you consider the Clear Block ($8.95) and the Markers ($14.95) the value of this kit is clear!
Remember that Paper Pumpkin is designed as a monthly creative escape sent right to your door once a month.  You can cancel at any time and can even skip a month if need be! 
 

Be sure to sign up between Jan. 11th, 2014 and Feb. 10th, 2014 to get your FREE 2012-2014 In Color Markers.  They will come automatically with your first kit!

Click the Paper Pumpkin Logo above to go to the website and Be sure to choose me, Brianna Thompson, as your demonstrator so you get my awesome Customer Service and Perks!!

 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

WIN A FREE 'JUST CARDS CLASS'

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/relaxinstampin/catalogs

It's GIVEAWAY Time!!!!

Tell me your favorite product out of the new 2014 Occasions Catalog and be entered to win a FREE Class from January's Just Cards!

Just comment below and let me know your favorite new goodie and I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Don't worry if you are not local, I will mail you the projects!

 

If you don't already have a paper copy of the catalog and would like one, just send me a quick email at relaxinstampin@gmail.com and I will get one in the mail to you right away.  Otherwise you can click the photo above to take you to the online version of the catalog!  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Spiral Flower Die Treat Box

 
I'm having some serious technical difficulties here in Mommy Stamper Land, so please bare with me as I struggle to get pictures and videos loaded accordingly. The recent video I posted today on YouTube is a super cute treat box. The dimensions are as follows;
Top of the box is 5 1/8" x 3 1/16". I used watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. You will need to score it with your Stampin' Trimmer with the long side at the top at 11/16", 2 1/4", 2 15/16", and 4 7/16". Place sticky strip along one side.
Bottom of the box is a piece of Island Indigo Card Stock measuring 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Score at 1/2" and 1 1/8" on all four sides. You will then cut the "L" consisting of 3 boxes in each of the corners. Then, holding you paper in "landscape" mode cut up on each of the remaining small squares up to the score line.  Then remove a small triangle from each of those squares to help the box hold together nicely. Place sticky strip on each of the outside pieces. Fold the smaller two pieces in on themselves. Then fold up those sides with the tabs inside the box. Fold the longer strip over those tabs and press down firmly, do this on both sides to create your box.
Then take your top piece and gently wrap it around your box. Press down on the sticky strip and you should then be able to slide the inside of the box in and out. Take 3 Hershey's Nuggets and decorate them with strips of DSP measuring 1"x3". Use glue dots to adhere them on the underside. I then used a flower I made from the Spiral Flower die on the box as well as the stamped sentiment from the Happy Watercolor stamp set.
Check out the video on my YouTube channel to see how it's made in action !

Supply List
Spiral Flower Originals Die 129379
Happy Warercolor w133188 c133191
Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994
Island Indigo Card Stock 122923
Island Indigio Ink 126986
2012-2014 in color core'dinations card stock 129957
Glue dots
Sticky strip
Stampin trimmer
Paper snips

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Spring Centerpiece

Second to making cards, creating home d├ęcor is one of my favorite things to do.  I love to make wreaths, framed art, 3D pieces and table pieces like this one.  I created this adorable centerpiece using our brand new Spiral Flower Die and Scallop Tag Topper Punch from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  I chose the Watercolor Wonder DSP because it looks fabulous as flowers! 
To make the 'band' that goes around the candle (which by the way is a battery operated one -NEVER LIGHT A REAL CANDLE DECORATED LIKE THIS) is created by taking two pieces of paper, I chose some of the Watercolor DSP and Gold Foil Paper, both cut to the same length, but the Watercolor paper is cut 1/2" narrower.  Punch both ends of your paper, and aim for the center of the punch with your Watercolor piece of course.  I used SNAIL adhesive to attach the DSP to the Foil sheet and then took some of our Gold Bakers Twine to tie the two together. 
Wouldn't this be a great centerpiece for wedding tables???  Oh the ideas!
 
Supply list:
Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994
Spiral Flower Originals Die 129379
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324
Gold Foil Sheets 132622
Gold Baker's Twine 132975
SNAIL Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots
Battery Operated Pillar Candle (from the craft store)
Small Grapevine Wreath (from the craft store)

Friday, January 3, 2014

It's Here!!!!

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=1600
 

2014 Occasions Catalog is now LIVE!!

 
Click the image above to go to my online store and see all this STUNNING catalog has to offer!!!
I have said it before, and I will say it again, this catalog is the prettiest catalog Stampin' Up! has given us in a while!  I absolutely love it and I know you will too!
If you are planning on joining me tomorrow for my Occasions Catalog Kick Off Open House you will get your paper copy of this gorgeous catalog then, but if you are a new to me customer or looking for a demonstrator, please send me a quick email with your information and I will get one in the mail to you right away!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Last Call for Holiday Goodies

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=1454
 
 
Today is the last day to order your favorites from the Holiday Catalog!  Most of the products are not being carried over to next year, so be sure to order today before they are gone forever!  Click the photo above to go straight to my online store.  Let me know if you have any questions!!