Global Stamping Friends – Blog Hop #4 – All Wrapped Up!

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Hi BFFs!

Glad you could join us for the 4th Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This month our theme is “All Wrapped Up!”

It was so fun coming up with different ways to wrap various gifts for Christmas!

The first thing I made was a peek-a-boo box using Stampin’ Up’s! White Gift Boxes. Stampin’ Up! provides easy to alter gift packaging. The boxes are 3″ x 3″, so a pretty good size. I made a couple things with the boxes and also used the Petite Cafe Gift Bags for the cute paper bag. Fun fact: the Petite Cafe gift bags are poly-lined, which means you can put food inside and nothing will show on the outside of your bag. They are great for those cookie or fudge gifts!

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On this white gift box, I made a bow using the patterned paper. I absolutely love these little mugs using the envelope punch board. Such a unique way to wrap up candy or give a gift card.

And speaking of gift cards, no Christmas would be complete without a Santa gift card holder.

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Last but not least, I made a cute sour cream container using the Petals & Paisleys specialty designer series paper. This Star of Light stamp set and thinlets are definitely my favorite item of the season.

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I hope you enjoyed our projects and hopefully found some ideas to spruce up your gift wrapping this year.


Take a look at what our Global Friends have created!

  1. Kimberley Ann Morris
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall
  3. Christine Wrede
  4. Marieke Bart
  5. Sarah Mcdermott
  6. Lisa Dehaine & Jenn Charles

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Your BFF’s,

Jenn & Lisa


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Starts NOW!!

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Oh boy! Oh boy!  There are some great deals to be had!  Below are links the to Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring.  Some have been discounted, others have not.  However, today through January 3, 2017 is your last chance to get them!

Who should shop? Husbands who want some awesome Stocking Stuffers for their crafty Wife!  Children who want to give Mom the BEST Christmas gift ever! Mother-in-Laws who just can’t seem to figure their Daughter-in-Laws out (or vice versa)! Moms that just want to stock up on some GREAT deals!

ANYONE AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE SHOPPING THIS SALE!

Make sure to check the list for all those stamping bundles that you’ve wanted, but have been waiting to buy.  This is your last chance to get them!  Don’t miss out!

The list is long.  Take your time!  If there isn’t a discounted price listed, then it’s not discounted – however it is retiring!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Global Stamping Friends – Blog Hop #3 – Festive Projects

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Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  Our theme for this Hop is Festive Projects!

I absolutely love the cherry cobbler and garden green mix in the This Christmas Specialty designer series paper from the annual catalog.  There’s something about the vanilla that just gives the Christmas feel a little charm and a more rustic look. And the best part about it, is that it has 24 sheets instead of the regular 12 so that you can make twice as many cards!  It’s perfect for all those Christmas cards for your friends and family.  Here’s one that we did at a recent Stamp Camp. I think it looks so vintage.

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For our festive theme for this month’s blog hop, I decided to make a box of tags using that same dsp (designer series paper). I found the adorable box idea on Kathleen’s blog at My Happy Stamping Place. She has a YouTube video and all the measurements are on her blog. Her explanation is so easy to follow.

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I used the stamp set Tin of Tags throughout the whole project.  I love this stamp set.  I did buy the Tin of Tags kit, but this Tin of Tags stamp set is definitely one I would have bought on its own.  It is perfect for all the tiny Christmas wishes that need to be said. I love the way the box opens up!

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I made 12 tags, 4 each of 3 colors that fit perfectly inside.  The measurements for the cards are 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then fold in half at 2 3/4″.  The dsp is 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″.  The circles I used were a 1 3/4″ and the circle mat is 2″.

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Here’s a closer picture of the tags.  I love them!

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The box is big enough inside to put a gift card and some candy too!  I think it would be a perfect gift box to dress up an otherwise simple gift.

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I have two of these boxes made and we will be giving one away as our door prize this Saturday night, November 5th, at our stamp camp!  Go to our BFF Stampers facebook event page and come join us on Saturday.  RSVP so I know to bring you a kit.  The cost is $20 to make these cards:

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Hop on to see what the rest of our team did this month for their festive projects!  Come back soon!

  1. Anja Reuss
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall
  3. Jenn Charles <—–YOU are here
  4. Kimberley Anne Morris
  5. Christine Wrede
  6. Hannah Jones
  7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  8. Sarah Mcdermott

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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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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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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

 

 

 

 

 



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

 


Red, White, & Blue Stamp Camp

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In July we had our first themed Stamp Camp – Red, White & Blue.  All of our cards were done in red, white, and blue.  Plus our attendees received extra entries into our drawing for prizes if they wore red, white, and blue.  It was a lot of fun and I think it helped us to focus in on card designs.

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We always try to teach a new technique at our Stamp Camps.  At this stamp camp we showed them how to do a shaker card and make a 3D paper frame.  Our BFFs really loved the shaker card!  The paper frame offered some challenges, but we were able to create some beautiful home decor pieces for the 4th of July!

Below are our 3 cards!  I just loved doing this theme!  It’s awesome that Red, White & Blue can be so versatile and fun.

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Shaker Card

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Birthday Balloons

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Flag Home Decor

 

The tutorial for the shadowbox is here.  Thank you to Jan Brown out of the UK for the great tutorial!

Below are the supplies we used to make these 3 great projects!  You too can make some awesome Red, White & Blue projects.  If you do post pictures in the comments!

Happy Stamping! Lisa & Jenn, Your BFFs!

 


Stampin’ Up! July Bonus Days

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I was surprised when I received my Stampin’ Up! News Letter and found out they are offering something new:

Bonus Days!

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For every $50 you spend between July 7 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5 Bonus Days Coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your Wish List!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: July 7-31, 2016
  • Redemption Period: August 2-31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion.  Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • Participants are encouraged to save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes and to write them down. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days Coupon codes can be redeemed for any product excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Use the July Hostess Code for your order and receive a special gift from BFF Stampers!  

July Hostess Code: JTK3A2FC