May 2017 Paper Pumpkin

I borrowed the stamps and theme from my May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these cards.  The kit is called Sprinkled with Love, and the theme is donuts 🙂

Here’s a look at what the kit is desinged to make…

And good news for those of you who have never tried Paper Pumpkin – if you subscribe by June 10, your first three months are 25% off.  It ‘s the perfect time to start receiving these pre-designed, cut, and coordinated projects in the mail.  You’ll pay only $14.96 + tax per month, shipping is included.

Paper Pumpkin delivers a fully-designed kit with stamps, ink, and embellishments each month.  The regular price is $19.95 per month, and your subscription will be billed at that price starting in month four.  However, there is no subscription commitment – you can cancel at any time.  Click here to start your subscription.  Please use the Promo Code STARTHERE to get the 25% discount on your first three months.  Drop me an email at stampyourworld@gmail.com to let me know you have joined with this promotion, and I will send you one of my Featured Cards – the Jar of Love Pocket Card.

If you haven’t joined Paper Pumpkin because you think you might not always like what the kit makes, fear not!  There is a wonderful facebook group for Paper Pumpkin subscribers showing alternate ideas for the kits, and Pinterest is loaded with ideas, too.

If you are new to stamping, Paper Pumpkin gives you everything you need for complete projects.  If you are an experienced crafter, you will appreciate having a pre-planned project with exclusive stamps and materials.  You can’t go wrong!  But then again, if you don’t like it, you can cancel at any time.

Back to my donut cards…

I used stamps from the kit along with the sprinkle stamp from “Cool Treats” for my smaller donuts, and I also used Sprinkle Embellishments from the Cool Treats Suite.

The donut boxes are not really boxes at all, they are simply 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ pieces of designer paper, also from the Cool Treats Suite.  I scored the 4 3/4″ sides at 2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″, and I cut windows in the lids with a shape from the Tags & Labels Framelits.  The tags are also cut with a framelit from that collection.  I added 2″ x 3″ pieces of Window Sheet to the underside of the lids with glue dots.

A real box would get crushed in the mail.  My faux box is loosely tied with baker’s twine, and it can be flattened when putting the card into an envelope.

The donuts are mounted on dimensionals under the lid.  And the donuts themselves?…

The donuts are 1″ circles.  The donut and frosting layers are made the same way – punch a smaller hole first in the appropriate color, and then punch around the small circle with the 1″ circle punch.

The smaller holes in the donut layers (Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip) were made with a 1/4″ handheld punch.  The smaller holes in the frosting layers (Early Espresso and Flirty Flamingo) were made with a 3/8″ circle punch.  I hand-cut the wavy edge of the frosting layers, and I added Fine-Tip Glue over the Early Espresso frosting to make it shiny.  Yummy – double chocolate!!

Of course the jelly donuts are simply 1″ circles (Crumb Cake).  The frosting layers are also 1″ circles, hand-cut with a wavy edge.  These are really fun cards to make, and my daughter says she always likes the food-themed cards the best!

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Class To Go

This month’s Class To Go includes the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle from our upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  This is a bundle everyone is going to want.  It includes a beautiful script Happy Birthday thinlit.

The lines are a bit thicker than those of some of our other intricate dies, and the cardstock comes out of the die very easily.  This die is going to be a favorite!

The stamp set has a fabulous collection of greetings, flowers & leaves, and balloons.  There are so many possibilities with this set. 

For the cost of the bundle and shipping, you will have the supplies you need to make six great cards, two each of the three designs shown.

In order to comply with Stampin’ Up! rules, I must take orders before obtaining product for the class.  I will take orders through Wednesday, May 31, or until I reach capacity.  At that point, I will order product and create kits.  The kits will ship out to you no later than Friday, June 9.

Here’s what’s included:

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

Materials to make six cards, pre-cut, scored, and embossed as necessary

Six Envelopes

Illustrated instructions with dimensions

You will need:

Assorted Ink Pads (I used Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake)

Big Shot

Adhesives

The class cost is based on the retail price of the bundle with tax and shipping for me to receive the materials.  I have also added a $7.20 priority mail cost for shipping to you once I have added the class materials.  There is no additional cost for the card materials and instructions.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Class To Go     $50.00

***Happy Birthday Gorgeous Class To Go with In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads     $77.50

***Since I am primarily using the 2017-2019 In Colors in these cards, I am also offering a special deal on these brand new colors.  If you would like to include the 2017-2019 stamp pads with this class, I will cover the additional tax and shipping – simply add $27.50 to the basic class price to include these five Classic Stampin’ Pads.

To get this bundle and class, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to receive a Paypal invoice for the Class To Go Kit.  Please specify whether you would like the basic class ($50.00) or the class and ink pads ($77.50).

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Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

 Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for May.  This month we are taking a peek at products that will be available June 1 when the sales period for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Chris Slogar) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

I chose to spotlight the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” bundle.  The thinlit in this bundle is destined to be a favorite.

Don’t you love the font?  I cut the words from Emerald Envy and Basic Black and layered them on vellum.  The vellum tones down the bright designer paper so that the greeting really pops.  The designer paper is from the Pick a Pattern collection.

I have not done the stamp set justice here, using only a few of the 32 stamps (!!) in the set.  From sweet greetings, to flowers & leaves, to balloons…this stamp set is so versatile.  It is definitely a “must-have”.

 Thank you for taking part in our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Chris Slogar – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next, and enjoy!

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Big on Birthdays Present

I used three stamps from “Big on Birthdays” here, masking out one sentiment and replacing it with another.  Take a look at the stamp set and you will see what I mean…

I’m not wild about the sentiment “At Least You’re Still Pretty”, but I do love the pretty border.  So I stamped over an oval mask with So Saffron, and then added my preferred sentiment in Calypso Coral.

I got this idea from a card on Pinterest by Amy Koenders.  She said that she inked the edges only of the border stamp on the stamp pad to eliminate the greeting.  Either way, it’s great to have this border as the limits of the present.

Today is the last day that Stampin’ Up! is guaranteeing stamp availability for stamps on the Retiring List.  After today, they will be available only while supplies last.  There are a lot of great deals on the Retiring List and Clearance Rack.  Click here to visit the online store.  Order $35 or more, and I will send my current Featured Card (the Jar of Love Pocket Card, through May 31.)  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great Monday!

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Daisy Delight Card

We made a garden of daisies in our Team Meeting on Tuesday, CASE-ing a beautiful card I received from my upline Mindy Gray.  This card uses product from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, with sales period starting June 1.

The Daisy Delight bundle, including stamps and a punch, is going to be a must-have.  The Delightful Daisy Suite also offers designer paper, gems in clear and gold, and ribbon.

Here’s a better look at the faceted gem.  It adds just the right touch of gold, and it’s a great complement to the gold embossing on this card.  You are going to love the fresh and pretty look of everything in this suite!

As we await the new catalog, there are still awesome deals to be had in the online store.  Many of the retiring items are discounted, and the Clearance Rack was updated recently.  Click here to shop now.

Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  If not, I would love to have you as my Customer.  I promise excellent Customer Service, a Loyalty Rewards Program, and gifts with qualifying orders.  Please contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com with your mailing address if you would like to receive the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Have a great day!

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2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

Have you seen all of the great new ribbons and trims that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog?  What about the fabulous designer papers?  I know you are going to want them all, and the best way to get them all is to purchase a “share”.

How does a share work?  I will purchase all of the papers, ribbons, and trims in full packages, and repackage them into smaller portions.  I am offering a Designer Paper Share and many Ribbon Shares, as detailed below.

Designer Paper Share

The Designer Paper Share includes (117)  6″ x 6″ sheets of our gorgeous designer papers and (2) 3″ x 6″ sheets.  The breakdown is shown below.

(36) sheets of from Petal Garden, Color Theory, and Wood Textures – one of each pattern from each pack

(10) sheets from Fresh Florals

(42) sheets from Whole Lot of Lovely, Naturally Eclectic, Coffee Break, Pick a Pattern, Be Merry, Birthday Memories, and Delightful Daisy – one of each pattern from each pack

(5) sheets from Eastern Palace and (2) 3″ x 6″ sheets of the foil printed designs

(6) sheets from Bundle of Love

(12) sheets from Foil Frenzy

(6) sheets from Just Add Color

Cost:  $30 + $7 Priority Shipping

Ribbon Shares

There are 14 new varieties of ribbon and trim in the new catalog!  I am cutting the ribbon from each spool into 4 equal shares of approximately 2 1/2 yards each.  You can pick and choose from the list below, or save $10 when you buy the whole group.

Examples of my packaging are shown in the picture above – all ribbon is wrapped neatly on a card and packaged in a cello bag.

Shipping is $3/share, with a maximum shipping cost of $7.  Please note that the prices below do not include shipping.

1/2″ Gingham Ribbon (2 colors)  $5

1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon (3 colors)  $7

1/4″ Ombre Ribbon (3 colors)  $7

3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon (3 colors)  $7

Mini Sequin Trim (3 colors)  $6

3/8″ Stitched Satin (4 colors)  $10

1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon (4 colors)  $9

1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (5 colors)  $11

3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (4 colors)  $9

1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (4 colors)  $8

3/8″ Mini Chevron (3 colors) $7

5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (4 colors)  $10

3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (2 colors)  $5

3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (5 colors)  $11

14 Ribbon Shares as listed above (49 colors, 122.5 yards)

$102 + $7 Priority Shipping

 If you would like to purchase a share, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com with your order.  Include your name, mailing address and email address for Paypal.  I will send a Paypal invoice on or after May 24.  Please note that Paypal invoices can be paid with a credit card without a Paypal account.

I will place an order for all paid shares on June 1.  The process to  receive and process the ribbon takes about two weeks.  Barring any backorders, I will fill and mail the shares on or before June 16.

Have a great day!

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Marquee Messages Made Brighter

If you like Brights, you’re going to love Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst, two of the new 2017-2018 In Colors!  They will be available starting June 1.  I have used them here with Bermuda Bay and a Black & White print from the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper Collection, which will also be available June 1.

I added a layer of vellum under my fussy-cut “Marquee Messages” sections.  “Marquee Messages” is currently available.  Click here to visit the online store.  There are many reductions on retiring items, and the Clearance Rack was updated recently.  Quantities are limited.

Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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Swirly Scribbles Flag

I made this card for a special Veteran who was recognized this weekend with an Honor Flight from Columbus to Washington DC.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.  Honor Flights celebrate the service of Veterans with trips to our nation’s Capitol to visit the war memorials.  Honor Flight Columbus is funded by donations and never charges a Vet.  You can read more about this organization here.

I love to use the long Swirly Scribbles die for stripes on a flag.  I don’t know who came up with this idea originally, but it was all over Pinterest when these dies first came out.  Here’s a little reminder of this fabulous use – in time for Memorial Day.  And what a great touch the metallic thread and enamel stars add here!

I have used some retired stamps for the star and the greeting, but you can easily modify those elements using what you have.  My greeting is from “One in a Million” and the star is from “Be the Star”.

Have a great Monday!

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Label Me Pretty

This is a sneak peek at new In Colors and a new bundle.  “Label Me Pretty” is the name of the stamp set, and it has a coordinating “Pretty Label Punch”.  I have also used three of the five new In Colors – Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig.  These products will be available starting June 1 when our new Annual Catalog sales period begins.

Would you like to receive a 2017-2018 Annual Catalog in the mail?  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you.  Please email me at stampyourworld@gmail.com, and I will get one of these beautiful new catalogs in the mail to you!

In the meantime, there are many deals to be had in the online store.  Many of the retiring items are reduced, and the Clearance Rack was updated recently. Click here to shop now.

Have a great weekend!

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Bunch of Blossoms

This pretty blossom is created with a set that is carrying over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, “Bunch of Blossoms”.  It has a coordinating punch, and the two are currently available in a discounted bundle.

 None of our current bundles will be available at their discounted bundle prices in the new Annual Catalog.  The stamps and the framelits/punch may still be available individually (as is the case with “Bunch of Blossoms”), but if you would like to take advantage of any current bundle prices, order by May 31.

As we await the new catalog, there are still awesome deals to be had in the store.  Many of the retiring items are discounted, and the Clearance Rack was updated recently.  Please visit the online store for prices.

Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  If not, I would love to have you as my Customer.  I promise excellent Customer Service, a Loyalty Rewards Program, and gifts with qualifying orders.  Please contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com with your mailing address if you would like to receive the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Have a great day!

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