Previous month:
August 2014
Next month:
October 2014

September 2014

Window Framelits for Fall Fest Pumpkins

I know, I know....another pumpkin from the Fall Fest stamp set.  LOL!  but, I am really enjoying this little bundle (Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall framelits Bundle)....these bundles make creating so much 'fun' and speedy!  I mean, really, do you miss the days of ALL that fussy-cutting every image with scissors?  I bet you are doing more layering and adding dimensionals to pop up the images that coordinate with punches and framelits than you are without, right?!!  Don't be afraid to admit it.  LOL!  This card finishes up my 'framed' stamping class I had a few weeks ago.

  FallFestGoodGreeting-Lori-9281

Let's peek into the window and see how this was put together....

  • The card base measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" out of Naturals Ivory cardstock....LOVE this paper!
  • Layered some yummy Color Me Autumn Designer Series paper onto Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Covered the seam of the 2 designs with a strip of Soft Suede and glued to the card base.
  • The focal image is created using some Flashback Designer Series paper and gluing it to a piece of cardboard from a favorite cracker or cereal box.  Die cut the 'window' using the Window Framelit Collection and the Squares Collection Framelits.  Popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, inserted the center with the same size square framelit as the opening (glued to the base).  Inked the pumpkin (Fall Fest stamp set) in Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow, then stamped onto a scrap piece of Naturals Ivory...die cut using the Fun Fall Framelits and added Stampin' Dimensionals.  The leaf (Fun Fall Framelits) and sentiment layers (Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies) are 'stolen' die cuts from the Mossy Meadow layer.  (See Tips below)
  • Sentiment comes from the Good Greetings stamp set (exclusive set for Hostesses), inked in Tangelo Twist, stamped onto Naturals Ivory and matted with the 'stolen' Mossy Meadow Project Life die cut.
  • The bundle of fibers is from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I took about 12-15 of the short strands and tied them in the center and added to the window frame using Multipurpose Liquid glue.

Kind of festive, don't you think?  I was going for a country-style Halloween look versus the modern, funny/cute-sy type of card.  I think this layout renders any type of sentiment....birthday, congratulations, hello, Happy Fall or Thanksgiving, or Thinking of You to mention a few.

 

FallFestGoodGreeting--CenterFrame-Lori-9284

Window Frame(lits) Tip:  You want to make sure that you cover your designer series paper with any type of adhesive...Snail Adhesive, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Glue Stick, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue...because you don't want any edges of the paper pulling away after it has been die cut.  The reason I used the cardboard from a cracker box (or cereal box....anything thinner than Stampin' Up!'s Chipboard) is because I can use the framelits to die cut and still get a little bit of thickness to my project.  You see, the steel cutting blades are not as deep as the Bigz die steel blades.  I do recommend that you run it through the Big Shot a couple of times to make sure that all edges have a clean cut.

 

 StealingDieCuts-Lori
DEFINITION OF 'STEALING':  Did you realize that you can beg, borrow and 'steal' from a layer of cardstock that is covered with designer series paper, or another piece of cardstock?  I do this A LOT....here is my list of perks to 'stealing':

  1. Saves me from having to cut into a nice new sheet of cardstock and creating more scraps,
  2. No one will ever see these holes because they will be covered up,
  3. It's a lot of fun to cut other images and use on your next creation!

Did you notice that I stole more than what I used for my project? Yep!  I decided to punch out some Note Tags and die cut some extra leaves that will be used for some treat packages...future project and creative inspiration to share with you.

 

 

 

NEED A PRINT COPY OF THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG and would like to place your next Stampin' Up! order through me?  Contact me to order a FREE Holiday or Annual Catalog.  As a courtesy, if you plan to order Stampin' Up! products through another demonstrator, contact them directly for your copy, please.  Thank you!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!! Make sure to give all of those wonderful people in your life a Hug.

StampinDreams_SignatureBlock_3-001

Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer), Fall Fest stamp set & Fun Fall Framelits Bundle (137628), Good Greetings (exclusive Hostess set)
Cardstock Paper:  Naturals Ivory (101849), Mossy Meadow (133676), Soft Suede (115318)
Designer Series Paper:  Color Me Autumn Designer Series (135820), Flashback (133699)
Ink Pads:  Tangelo Twist (133646), Mossy Meadow (133645)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (135707), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Candy Dots (130934), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Fall Fest and Good Greetings

Have I mentioned that Fall is my all-time favorite season of the year?  I grew up on a farm and moved to a much bigger city for college.  The older I get, my yearning to be 'home' to help my folks who still live on my old stomping grounds just floods me with memories and heartwarming emotions.  One memory is my Mom always planted a HUGE garden....I mean REALLY big!  Planting a small pumpkin patch was always a must, therefore, when I saw the Fall Fest stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it would be on my preorder.  As a Demonstrator, I get to order from the new catalogs a month before the products are available to the general public.  WOOT!!  LOVE it!

FallFestGoodGreeting-DecoFrame-Lori-9287

Follow me down memory lane to the card recipe....

  • Cajun Craze card base measures the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" with the fold across the top.
  • Inked up the Kinda Eclectic image in Crushed Curry and stamped onto Very Vanilla.  Added a strip of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper before matting to a Soft Suede layer.
  • The pumpkins come from the Fall Fest stamp set and inked in Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadows and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock (page 193 of the big catalog).  LOVE that I don't have to 'fussy cut' them out....just die cut them with the Fun Fall Framelits making it easy-peasey.
  • Die cut the Bermuda Bay frame using Deco Labels Collection Framelits and add a small piece of Naturals 5/8" Chevron Ribbon trimmed with Linen Thread before popping up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The larger pumpkin was glued with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the smaller one is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • There's nothing like a framed memory of a pumpkin patch than a Good Greeting inked in Cajun Craze.  I am so in love with the Good Greetings stamp set (FREE with qualifying party!).  I'm certain it is the font, but the multitude of sentiment choices (19 stamps) tops the chart for versatility.

FallFestGoodGreeting-DecoFrameSide-Lori-9292

FRAMELITS TIP:  Did you realize that there are 11 different Framelit Collections in the catalog (page 231)?  They are so versatile and can add a layer of character to any creation.  For instance, to make a 'frame', choose one collection, take any 2 framelits...they don't have to be side-by-side...pick a smaller and a larger framelit and position both of them on your piece of cardstock.  Run it through your Big Shot, and you have 2 usable pieces...one will be a frame, the second can be used to matte an image or stamp an image directly onto it.  So much fun!

WeeklyDeals-September16-22-Image

Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • Lori's BONUS Top 10 Reasons "Why You Should Own A Big Shot".  Choose from Lori's Bonus Top 10 Give-Aways selection.
  • Blendabilities are HERE!!:  The wait is over! Stampin Up has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Weekly Deals:  New deals come out every Tuesday and expire the following Monday
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

 

FREE EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET

Flyer_GoodGreeting-FreeHostessSet-Image-LoriEarn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party (or online order) reaches $300... that's over and above the regular exiting benefits of hostess rewards (or stampin' rewards).  That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from August 28 to October 31!

This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

The Fine Print:

 

 

NEED A PRINT COPY OF THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG and would like to place your next Stampin' Up! order through me?  Contact me to order a FREE Holiday or Annual Catalog.  As a courtesy, if you plan to order Stampin' Up! products through another demonstrator, contact them directly for your copy, please.  Thank you!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!! Make sure to give all of those wonderful people in your life a Hug.

StampinDreams_SignatureBlock_3-001

Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer), Fall Fest stamp set & Fun Fall Framelits Bundle (137628), Kinda Eclectic (135350)
Cardstock Paper:  Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318), Bermuda Bay (131197), Very Vanilla (101650), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset Specialty (133704)
Ink Pads:  Crushed Curry (131173), Cajun Craze (126965), Tangelo Twist (133646) Mossy Meadow (133645)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon (132982), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

It's Stampin' Up! Tuesday Deals & More

WeeklyDeals-Sept9-15-Image
Check out the latest batch of Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  Discounted prices on this week's deals end September 8....SAVE 25%!  I know the "What's Up!" punch has been on my 'wish list' and slowly migrating to the top since the new annual catalog came out.  Can you guess what will be on my next order?!?!  LOL

 


50%PaperPumpkin-header-2
DON'T MISS MY PAPER PUMPKIN! I want to remind you that tomorrow (September 10th) is the LAST day to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin to receive a 50% discount on the first two months....only $9.98 plus tax. This is such a great deal! To sign up, CLICK HERE and enter “HALFOFF2″ in the promotion code area. You won’t regret it. Try it for 2 months and see!

 

YoureWonderful-Image-139158G YoureWonderful-FriendCard-Image-139158O2

NEW PHOTOPOLYMER!!  I have soooo many wonderful people in my life, and I'm sure you do to.  Look at the wonderful stamp images available in the newest Photopolymer "You're Wonderful" stamp set that was released today.  This 18-piece gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.  CUTE-Cute-cute!!!

 

Header_ProjectLife_April1514_ENG_ImageLooking for an easier way to save and display your family memories and keepsakes?  Project Life by Stampin' Up! The premise of Project Life is to make scrapbooking/memory keeping really easy, so you can complete your pages quickly, and move on to enjoying life and making more memories. Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of products to complete Project Life pages including: a variety of pocket pages sized for 12×12 albums, pocket card sets (you get 100 cards!), accessory packs, a corner rounder punch (the pocket cards come squared off so you can decide whether you like square or rounded corners), coordinating photopolymer stamp sets, and framelits to make your own pocket cards as well as three cute banner shapes.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER:  Check out my exclusive offer to help get you started on your journey of organizing those photos and memorabilia into pages of memories. Receive the Rotary Stamp for FREE as my gift to you for trying out Project Life (or purchasing more to continue your journey of memory keeping).  But remember, the free rotary stamp is only available through me....Lori Mueller. Contact me today!  Super excited to get started?  CLICK HERE for easy online shopping.

ProjectLifeKit-FreeRotaryStamp-Lori

Not sure where to start?  Here is a list of tips to help you "Get Started".  I'm certain that after you sit down to work on your first pocket pages, you will be hooked and excited to create more.GettingStarted_PLXSU_Tips-LoriLori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • Lori's BONUS Top 10 Reasons "Why You Should Own A Big Shot".  Choose from Lori's Bonus Top 10 Give-Aways selection.
  • Blendabilities are HERE!!:  The wait is over! Stampin Up has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Weekly Deals:  New deals come out every Tuesday and expire the following Monday
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!! Make sure to give all of those wonderful people in your life a Hug.

StampinDreams_SignatureBlock_3-001

 


Fall Fest with Halloween Ghost & Goblins

Chrysanthemum-images4ZEWHFJ9-large
I recently heard on the radio that September 1st officially marks the first signs of Fall.  I think they are right....all of a sudden I've seen the store fronts loaded with beautiful blooming chrysanthemums in the festive Stampin' Up! colors of Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Rich Razzleberry.  The last couple of weeks has brought in cooler temps, low-lying fogs, and College football....the sea of Red to Memorial Stadium.  GO BIG RED!!  So, to celebrate the coming of Fall in Stampin' Up! style, last week's stamping class focused on the new Fall Fest Photopolymer stamp set with coordinating Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  I illustrated the technique of 'framing a focal point' with the use of a variety of Framelits.  Absolutely love all my framelits....don't know how I managed creating before their time!!

FallFestGoodGreeting-Ghost-Lori-9295

Super easy (no spooks allowed) card recipe....

  • Crushed Curry card base measures the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" with the fold across the top.
  • Using the Hexagon Hive Framelit, die-cut a piece of the woodgrain Designer paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper pack.  Layer the die cut onto a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock.
  • Ink up one of the goblin faces from the Fall Fest stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink and randomly stamp in any of the open Hexagon shapes.
  • White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim was wrapped around the Hexagon/Tangering Tango layer and tied in a knot.  To allow for the thickness of the this trim, I added Stampin' Dimensionals to this layer, then matted onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock that measures 4" x 5-5/16".
  • Adhere this entire grouping to the Crushed Curry card base.
  • Die cut a Basic Black cardstock piece using the Circles Collection Framelits.  I used the 6th circle framelit from the center (or, in other words, the 4th largest circle framelit)....whichever direction you like to reference.
  • Die cut the ghost (from the Fun Fall Framelits) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and pop up onto the Circle die using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to create Basic Black eyes for my ghost.  Add more dimensionals to the Circle framelit and set in place onto the Hexagon layer.
  • Banner cut the sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set (FREE with qualifying party!) with the Bitty Banner Framelits...inked with Jet Black StazOn ink and stamped onto scraps of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Wrap them around some toothpicks and stick through the Two-Tone Trim.

INTRICATE DIE-CUTTING TIP:  When using framelit dies that have very narrow and intricate/delicate areas, use a sheet of wax paper to improve the removal of the newly cut piece from your die.  For instance, the Hexagon Hive die has lots of very thin strips to create the 'hive' edges.  When creating your Big Shot sandwich, layer in this order (from bottom to top)....Big Shot platform with all tabs (or use the Magnetic Platform), cutting plate, cardstock or Designer Series Paper, sheet of wax paper, Hexagon Hive Die, cutting plate....then run through your Big Shot.  You will find that everything will come out of the die slicker than a whistle.  For kicks, try it without the wax paper layer to see the difference in difficulty.

 

FallFest-FunFallFramelits-BundleImage-137628G

BUNDLES:  Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies....purchase the Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle and save 15%.  Want more savings?  Check out all of the Stampin' Up! bundles that will save you lots of moolah!  I love saving so that I can buy more of my favorites!

 

FREE EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET

Flyer_GoodGreeting-FreeHostessSet-Image-LoriEarn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party (or online order) reaches $300... that's over and above the regular exiting benefits of hostess rewards (or stampin' rewards).  That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from August 28 to October 31!

This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

The Fine Print:

 

 

NEED A PRINT COPY OF THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG and would like to place your next Stampin' Up! order through me?  Contact me to order a FREE Holiday or Annual Catalog.  As a courtesy, if you plan to order Stampin' Up! products through another demonstrator, contact them directly for your copy, please.  Thank you!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

StampinDreams_SignatureBlock_3-001

Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer)
Cardstock Paper:  Crushed Curry (131199), Bermuda Bay (131197), Tangerine Tango (111349), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315)
Designer Series Paper:  Motley Monters (135819)
Ink Pads:  Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Hexagon Hive Thinlits (132965), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (135838), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)