Background Bits

I needed some quick and summery thank you notes, so I inked up “Background Bits” for this simple card.  It is one of the Host sets that you can purchase with Stampin’ Rewards earned on orders of $150 or more.  You don’t have to have a party to earn these – your friends anywhere in the country can add to a group order.  Contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com to learn how to set up a group order that will accumulate Stampin’ Rewards.

My note cards are so quick – I made four of them in just minutes.  I cut a piece of vellum with one of the Layering Square Framelits to use as a mask.  Then I used markers (Always Artichoke and Berry Burst) to ink the stamp from “Background Bits”, and stamped over the mask.  With the mask still in place, I added a bit of Lemon Lime Twist with a dauber.  The greeting and a little bow finished it off – so easy!

    Click here if you would like to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to a specific product used on today’s card.

Order $35 or more in August, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 also earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.

Have a great day!

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August Classes To Go

I have two Classes To Go in August.  As promised, they are “Coffee Cafe” and “Carols of Christmas”.

I was sold on the Coffee Break Suite at first sight!  This bundle was at the top of my Wish List when I first saw the Annual Catalog, and I am thrilled to see that there will be an additional coordinating stamp set available next month as part of the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

I am very happy to offer you class materials when you purchase the Coffee Cafe Bundle and the coordinating Corrugated Elements.  The class materials include supplies to make six cards, two each of the three designs shown.  Note that the card on the right is a pull-out gift card holder.

In order to comply with Stampin’ Up! rules, I must take orders before obtaining product for the class.  I will take orders through Sunday, August 13, 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 Tuesday, August 22.

Here’s what’s included:

Coffee Cafe Stamp Set

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

Corrugated Elements

**BONUS PRODUCT** (6) 6″ X 6″ sheets of Coffee Break Designer Paper

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

Six Envelopes

Illustrated instructions with dimensions

You will need:

Assorted Ink Pads * (I used Early Espresso, Powder Pink, Soft Sky and Garden Green)

Big Shot

Adhesives

*If you would like to include any of the suggested ink pads for this class, please specify which color(s) and I will add $6 each (includes shipping and tax) to your invoice.  This represents a discount from the $6.50 catalog price, which does not include shipping and tax.

The class cost is based on the retail price of the bundle and Corrugated Elements 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.

Coffee Cafe Class To Go   $65

To get this bundle and class, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to receive a Paypal Invoice.


 

Carols of Christmas is part of a larger suite in the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog, and I know you are going to love it all!  We can get the stamp set and thinlits early, and they are shown in the flyer below.

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

In order to comply with Stampin’ Up! rules, I must take orders before obtaining product for the class.  I will take orders through Sunday, August 13, 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 Tuesday, August 22.

Here’s what’s included:

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies

Metallics Sequin Assortment

**BONUS PRODUCT** (6) 6″ x 6″ sheets of Be Merry Designer Paper

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 Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Dapper Denim)

Big Shot

Adhesives

*If you would like to include any of the suggested ink pads for this class, please specify which color(s) and I will add $6  each (includes shipping and tax) to your invoice.  This represents a discount from the $6.50 catalog price, which does not include shipping and tax.

The class cost is based on the retail price of the bundle and embellishments listed 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.

Carols of Christmas Class To Go (Wood Mount)    $74

Carols of Christmas Class To Go (Clear Mount)    $65.50

To get this bundle and class, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to receive a Paypal invoice.

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Carols of Christmas Blog Hop

Carols of Christmas Blog Hop

 

Today I am joining other Demonstrators on a blog hop featuring the “Carols of Christmas” bundle.  This stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits are part of a larger suite of products that will be available from the 2017 Holiday Catalog starting September 1.  However, the bundle is being released early – you will be able to get it as a customer starting August 1, or you can join now and get the stamp set and a group of basic products for FREE (click here for more details).

I made a very simple card, relying on the shiny elements to make it special.  I like the frosty look of the Foil Frenzy designer paper in Soft Sky, and I hope you can see how pretty it is with the silver embossing and trims.  Photos don’t always do the shiny parts justice!

 The flyer below shows the complete bundle.  I know you’ll love this bundle, and I am currently featuring it in one of my Classes To Go.

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Thanks for participating in our blog hop!  Be sure to check out all of the ideas from this talented group of Demonstrators by following the list below.  You are currently at my blog (Chris Slogar).



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Card Front Builder Thinlits

You don’t have to use the Card Front Builder Thinlits for Christmas.  I used them with a greeting from “Lemon Zest” for today’s birthday card, and I went out of my way to include bling on this masculine card.  I ended up using Copper Foil, Copper Metallic Thread, and Glitter Enamel Dots.  So fun!

These thinlits will be available starting August 1 as part of the Carols of Christmas bundle that will be released early from this year’s Holiday Catalog.  However, you can get them NOW, as part of your Starter Kit, if you take advantage of the current recruiting promotion.

Typically, the Starter Kit includes $125 in product – the product of your choice – for $99 (shipping is included).  Through July 31, Stampin’ Up! is also including “Carols of Christmas” (the stamp set), two D size acrylic blocks, grid paper, paper snips, SNAIL adhesive, and a bone folder for FREE in every Starter Kit.  That’s an additional $72 Value.  You can include the $30 Card Builder Thinlits (Item 144674) as part of the $125 in merchandise that you choose.  See the complete stamps set and thinlit collection in the flyer below.

There is no obligation to purchase beyond the Starter Kit.  However, if you join now, you will be able to participate in the Demo Preorder for the 2017 Holiday Catalog, starting August 1.  Even better, your purchases will be discounted at least 20%.  The percentage goes up with promotions and volume of sales.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com if you have any questions.  We can set up a call to talk about it.  Or, if you are ready to pick out your own Starter Kit, click here to join.  I’d love to have you on my team!

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Have a great weekend!

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Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

I took my inspiration for these cards from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper.  I normally start with a stamp set or a bundle, but in the case, the paper is the star of the show.

It was fun to consider what stamp would suit the paper – in this case, the big bold greeting from “You’re Delightful” fits the open space perfectly.  I stamped it with Archival Black to get really great coverage on the designer paper.  The rosebud is fussy-cut from the portion of the sheet that was cut away to make this card.

I used the same greeting on a 2″ strip of vellum for this card.

This greeting is from “Happy Birthday Gorgeous”, punched with the Pretty Label punch and layered over a scalloped oval.

So often, the designer paper is a background element.  It’s always a nice change of pace to highlight the paper – we have so many pretty papers for this!

   Click here if you would like to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to a specific product used in today’s cards.

Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

Have a great day!

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Ribbon of Courage

My favorite pattern from the Pick a Pattern designer series paper makes this pink support ribbon so pretty!  The black print is also from that collection.  “Ribbon of Courage” includes a few great sentiments to go with the ribbon (see stamp set images below), and I am using one on the inside of this card.

I have also used this set for military support cards – the ribbon is awesome in yellow with red, white & blue accents.  Some of the products shown here are retired or not from Stampin’ Up!, but look at how great that ribbon is in Daffodil Delight.  The shaker card (bottom of picture) is similar to one I have shown here.

   Click here if you would like to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to a specific product used in today’s card.

Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Be Merry Window Card

I have another “Christmas in July” project to share, well ahead of our 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Everything I am using is available now, and I have to say, it will surprise me if there is a designer series paper in the Holiday Catalog that I like better than this Be Merry collection.  It could happen, but I will still love this paper from the Annual Catalog, too.  It is just so pretty with it’s crisp Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green graphic images!

We made this window card in club this month.  See how the greeting and ornament float between the cardstock pieces?

I have been a big fan of our Fine Tip glue for delicate die cuts, but I did find that I got better results with our new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on this project.  The Fine Tip glue is a bit slippery on a window sheet, and even when I was very neat, I liked the look of the Adhesive Sheet better.  I am using a portion of the Happy Birthday thinlit for my greeting.

Above, I used Fine Tip glue to attach to the window sheet.  It looks really great from the front, and ok from the back.  But check out the one I made with the Adhesive Sheet…

I think it looks better, and it’s so easy to get a clean result.

These window sheet cards are so fun, and if you are not ready for Christmas projects, they are very adaptable to any thinlit words.

The card started with a 5 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.  I attached my window sheet (2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″) with adhesive as shown.

The bottom of the card front is made up with a strip of Garden Green measuring 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I set it in place to line up with the card back as shown.

Then I pressed the window sheet, again lined with adhesive, to the Garden Green strip.  This created the complete card front.  I used designer paper strips (1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and 1″ x 5 1/4″) to cover the window sheet edges.

Then I simply added the finishing touches.  The little tree is from “Merry Mistletoe” and the second half of the greeting is from “Star of Light”.  I picked a photopolymer set for the greeting because I could curve it to fit the Duet Banner punch.  The star on the tree is a Metallic Enamel Shape colored with a Sharpie.

   Click here if you would like to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to a specific product used in today’s card.

Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

Have a great day!

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Carols of Christmas for FREE!

We made this card in our Team Meeting this week with “Carols of Christmas”, a set that Demonstrators can preorder in July.  Stampin’ Up! is also giving this set (and much more!!) away FREE to new Demos in Starter Kits this month.  New Demos can also get the coordinating framelits early if they choose, as part of their Starter Kit or in any future orders.  Scroll past the card details for more info on the Starter Kit.

This bundle makes a gorgeous card…and it’s so easy!  I used Copper Foil for my frame and shapes, and I used 1/4″ Copper Trim and Copper Metallic Thread for my finishing touches.

Keep this picture in mind whenever you are cutting large mats from specialty paper.  In order to be efficient with that beautiful foil, I cut my shapes from the inside of the copper frame.

One more tip…when cutting foil on the Big Shot, I recommend placing a folded sheet of copy paper or a piece of cardstock over the framelits before you add the acrylic plate over them.  This will protect the foil from damage caused by roughness on the surface of the acrylic plate.

Dimensions for the pieces are shown below.

Copper Foil 4″ x 5 1/4″

Cherry Cobbler 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Very Vanilla 3″ x 4 1/4″

I have only used one stamp and a few framelits from this bundle – see the complete set below.

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Would you like to receive the stamp set from this bundle for FREE?  In July, you can place your online order as a Starter Kit and you will get all of the items listed below for FREE ($72 Value).

And the Starter Kit itself?…It’s anything YOU want, the items from YOUR list, up to $125.  You pay $99 + tax, shipping is included.

When you buy a Starter Kit, there is no obligation to purchase more.  However, with Demo status, your future orders will be discounted at least 20%.  You get all the benefits of being a Demo, including…

20% discount on orders, 25% after first promotion

Opportunities to purchase new catalog items early

Opportunities to earn FREE product and cash bonuses

Commissions on sales

Exclusive Stampin’ Up! events

Exclusive Stampin’ Up! communities

Support and training

Complimentary Catalogs

For me, the biggest benefit has been joining a community that shares the same interests.  This was my original reason for joining, and now I have a growing team based in Canton, Ohio.  We meet and swap regularly, and I also provide incentives and rewards.  Over half of my team are hobbyists, meaning they joined to get their own product at a discount, but we are all equally passionate about our great products!  I would love to have you join us!

The most common question I get about joining is two-fold –

What is the minimum I have to buy or sell? / Do I have to make minimums?

To stay active, there is a quarterly minimum of $300 (based on catalog prices, not your discounted price).  However, you do not have to buy anything beyond the Starter Kit.  If you miss the minimum in a full quarter as a Demonstrator, you are simply dropped from Demo status.  If you join in July, your first full quarter is Oct-Dec 2017, and all purchases made between the Starter Kit and the end of December count toward the $300 minimum…that means all of your Holiday Catalog purchases!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I know that this has been lengthy, but I don’t want you to miss this opportunity, especially if you have a big Wish List!  Click here if you would like to join now.

Have a great weekend!

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Ribbon of Courage

The greetings and images of “Ribbon of Courage” are so delicate and pretty, and I’m happy to have the ribbon framelit shape in my collection for so many causes.

I made this card for a team swap, and it shows off the coordination between the lacy die cut flower and the print on the ribbon.  There is also a solid ribbon stamp in the set.

The pinks on this card are Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  The designer paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely collection.

  Click here if you would like to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to a specific product used in today’s card.

Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

Have a great day!

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