Back to School

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My little darlings are headed back to school in the coming days, and like most kids they have mixed feelings about it starting.  Let’s face it, they go to school like we go to work…we have to do it, we try to enjoy it as much as possible, but we would all rather do something else.  I love my day job (usually), but if I had my way I’d go to work Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 3pm.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t pay the bills!  Haha!

This card is intended to be a bit of encouragement for my kiddos as they head back to school.  Whatever the challenge, they are great kids and are prepared for the work – You’ve got this!

Back-to-School card / You've Got This stamp set / Bike Ride photopolymer stamp set / punch art / Hearth and Home thinlits dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

It’s fairly easy to see how the books and floor were created, but what about that chalkboard?  Well, it is created from the Hearth & Home thinlits dies, cutting out the panes as well as the flare on the top and bottom of the window.  The window was then turned horizontally and the hearth placed at the bottom to form the base.  The chalk is from the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch – it is the center cutout that is usually tossed when creating a tag.  I didn’t even cut off the dip in the center of the chalk.  Instead I used that as the support to adhere the piece to the chalkboard base.

Want to try this project yourself?  These are the products you’ll need.  Just click the thumbnails below to go to my online store for more information or to place an order.


Bike Ride Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 143716
Price: $21.00

You’ve Got This Clear-mount Stamp Set
Item: 139575
Price: $28.00

Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies
Item: 139666
Price: $20.00

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Item: 133324
Price: $23.00

Dapper Denim 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 141414
Price: $8.00

Whisper White Craft Ink
Item: 145406
Price: $9.50

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 131181
Price: $6.50

Basic Grey Archival Stampin’ Pad
Item: 140932
Price: $7.00

Aqua Painers
Item: 103954
Price: $17.00
Here is a final look at today’s card.  Please be sure to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see other great projects ideas for kids!
Back-to-School card / You've Got This stamp set / Bike Ride photopolymer stamp set / punch art / Hearth and Home thinlits dies / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com
Thank you for joining me today.  Have a great weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

July/August 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: WHREFSPZ

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and these sweet Striped Treat Bags!


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No one else could fill your shoes

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Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, and since one of Stampin’ Up!’s colors is Chocolate Chip, it seemed only natural to feature it in our challenge for this Fabulous Friday.  I opted for a masculine card, with a one-of-a-kind man in mind.  Most guys don’t want all the fuss on a card, so this layout is clean and simple.

No One Else Could Fill Your Shoes / Masculine / Guy Greetings stamp set / Timeless Textures stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Two favorite stamp sets in my collection are Guy Greetings and Timeless Textures. Both are great for a variety of masculine projects. I’ve used many of the Guy Greetings in the past, but this is the first time I used the shoes from this set, and they are so classy!

Whether you use photopolymer or rubber stamps the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig makes this project a cinch!  With easy placement of the shoes in the order I needed, I could stamp multiples times with one inking to get a variety of shades in both Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white to make it really pop on the neutral Chocolate Chip background which was given a bit of texture from one of the Timeless Texture images.

Here are the products I used in today’s card.  Just click the thumbnails below to go to my online store for more information or to place an order.


Guys Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set
Item: 138828
Price: $39.00

Timeless Textures Clear-mount Stamp Set
Item: 140517
Price: $20.00

Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Item: 101049
Price: $12.00

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 131197
Price: $8.00

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 131171
Price: $6.50

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126979
Price: $6.50

Versamark Pad
Item: 102283
Price: $8.50

Heat Tool
Item: 129053
Price: $30.00

Silver 1/4″ Natural Trim
Item: 141485
Price: $7.00
Thank you for visiting with me today!  Now head on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see other great projects featuring Chocolate Chip colors – and use this National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day as a good excuse to have some cookies today!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

July/August 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: WHREFSPZ

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and these sweet Striped Treat Bags!


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

Getting Creative with Embellishments

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There are a few more embellishments available in the new  Stampin’ Up! catalog this season.  To show them off, the Sisters in Stamping designers are featuring projects highlighting some of the newest embellishments shown on pages 196 and 197:

For my project, I thought it would be fun to try something that wasn’t a card or other paper craft.  And when it comes to our Stampin’ Up! embellishments, they are beautiful enough to wear!  I love making embellishment pieces into jewelry.  I make earrings and necklaces fairly often, but bracelets are few and far between.

So, I pulled out some scrap pieces of leather I bought years ago and did a bit of research on the internet for inspiration on leather bracelets and other wearable accessories.  I used a variety of ideas and created this leather cuff bracelet featuring the new Clear Faceted Gems.

Leather Accessories / Cuff Bracelet / Clear Faceted Gems / Basic Pearls / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I didn’t do any stamping on this project, but I did use two different embellishments as well as the scalloped edge in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies as a template for the bracelet’s border design.  I traced the scallop in pencil and cut out the shape with some craft scissors.  I used my cropadile hole punch to cut out the two different sized circles within the scalloped border.  I think it gives the cuff a nice elegant look, like lace without the actual lace!

Leather Accessories / Cuff Bracelet / Clear Faceted Gems / Basic Pearls / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The bracelet closure is simple and requires no hardware.  The two ends are made like a closed mouth pack-man.  To wear, you insert the mouth openings together for a secure fit.

I decided to wear my new bracelet all day today to see how it held up in my real world environment.  A full day at work, running errands, and taking care of the family and it never fell off.  So while I was skeptical at first, this simple closure was a great design!

Here are the products I used in today’s project.  Just click the thumbnails below to go to my online store fore more information or to place an order.


Clear Faceted Gems
Item: 144142
Price: $5.00

Basic Pearl Jewels
Item: 144219
Price: $5.00

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
Item: 143751
Price: $33.00
Thank you for visiting.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see how the other designers used their embellishments of choice.  Please join me again next week and have a great weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Bonus Days: How to Earn in July

Earning period: July 1–31, 2017

Details

  • Deadlines
    • Phone: July 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online: July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.

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Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Just purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, we will include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN Value)! With so many basic items included with your kit, you’ll be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

This amazing deal won’t last!  Join now!


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

July/August 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: WHREFSPZ

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and these sweet Striped Treat Bags!


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

Tranquil Tide Treat Box

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Little gift boxes are so fun to give, and even fun to create!  And you don’t need any special equipment to make them easily.  Usually, when I want a little treat box, I just make a 4-6-8 box, fill with candy, and staple the top closed.  (See another version of 2-4-6-8 boxes on this previous blog post.) But for today’s project, I really wanted to create a coordinating lid.

Tranquil Tide Treat Box / Gift Box with lid / Fresh Florals DSP / Colorful Season photopolymer stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

My base is 2½” squared.  To do this, I started with a 5½” x 11″ piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock. Turned horizontally, I scored at 2½”, 5”, 7½”, and 10”.  Turned vertically, I scored at 2″.  I then folded each side, cut the 2″ bottom sections into flaps, and adhered them all together.  For the top, I did the same, but scored horizontally at 2 ⅝”, 5 ¼”, 7 ⅞”, and 10 ½” and then vertically at 2 ⅝”.

I think it would be fun to have an entire set of these little boxes using the new In Color papers. If you would like to make your own set, I’ve provided you a listing of the products I used.  Just click the thumbnails below to go to my online store fore more information or to place your order.


Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
Item: 144131
Price: $22.00

Colorful Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 143726
Price: $27.00

Gold Metallic Thread
Item: 138401
Price: $3.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Item: 144220
Price: $5.00
Thank you for visiting me today.  Please be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see other great gift box projects.  Have a blessed weekend, and I’ll be looking forward to your next visit next week.
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:  

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Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US/$60 CAN you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

Bonus Days: How to Earn in July

Earning period: July 1–31, 2017

Details

  • Deadlines
    • Phone: July 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online: July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.

Blogpost_Jul2017

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Just purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, we will include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN Value)! With so many basic items included with your kit, you’ll be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

This amazing deal won’t last!  Join now!


BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order through my ONLINE store and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

July/August 2017 Bonus Blessings:

Hostess code: WHREFSPZ

Qualifying Order: $75 or more from my ONLINE store

Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and these sweet Striped Treat Bags!


NEED A COPY OF THE ANNUAL CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.