Come Sail Away with Me

Hey crafters!

In honor of our Designer Series Paper sale, I've got several cards to share with you today, all using the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

These cards use many of the products in the Come Sail Away suite, which you can see on my website or on pages 145-146 of the Annual Catalog. (Click on any of the products below to visit my website.) Some of you may have heard of the "love it, chop it" movement started by Australian demonstrator Kylie Bertucci. She started it to help those of us who were collecting our patterned paper start using our paper! I know I was guilty of collecting. 

But wait, did I say sale? Yes, I did. Now until the end of September, you can get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper for every 3 that you buy! Check out the choices here. Ten of our best selling papers are on the sale - including the Come Sail Away paper.

Stampin' Up! also updated our websites, so you'll see the new look when you click on any of the products below.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

 

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Beautiful You - CASEing the Catalog

Hey crafters!

I wanted to share StamperMan Russ's card from last Friday Night Stamping, along with the card from the catalog that inspired it.

And here's the card from page 20 of the annual catalog that he CASEd:

You see - a completely different stamp set - different style. He took the stamped panel on the right and used Designer Series Paper. And he used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the same as the catalog sample, for the "arrow" piece. As he worked on assembling his pieces, he decided to move the accent strip to the right side and lay it over the die cut piece. Then he colored the dancing woman with Stampin' Blends and "fussy" cut around the image. 

It's a very different looking card than the catalog sample, but having the basic layout done for you makes unleashing your creativity easier.

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

Butterfly Gala - CASEing the Catalog

Hey Crafters!

So my hubby and I have been stamping on (most) Friday nights since March. After the first couple of weeks, I started putting a card for each of us on my Facebook business page as a poll for people to vote on. It's been so much fun, and he's been kicking my butt! This past Friday night we both CASEd a card (or two) out of the annual catalog. Here's my card:

And here are the cards that I used for inspiration:

I'm sure you can see that I started with the basic layout of the card on the top (page 190 of the annual catalog), and I loved the way the Birch background was used in the sample on the bottom (page 156). Remember that if you're looking for inspiration for your next project, look beyond just the samples from the stamp set you're using. Our catalogs are full of great layouts and color combos. 

Don't have your own catalog? Shoot me an email at StamperNan@gmail.com and I'll send you one!

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

Free as a Bird on Crumb Cake

Hey crafters,

I am in love with today's card. I started with an idea from Pinterest by Ann Craig. I loved how she stamped the birds on Crumb Cake cardstock, so I took that idea and the basic layout and ran with it.

The Petal Pink paper with the polka dots is from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I used various Stampin' Blends to color in the birds. When we first were trained with Stampin' Blends, we were told to use the Memento Pad because it's water based and wouldn't run. Then I realized that our regular Stampin' Pads are also water based. So I used Soft Suede ink on this card for a softer look.

One of my favorite parts is the Woven Threads Trim. You can see how it comes off the roll in the picture, but just snip that thread at the top and pull and you have tassles! 

I've linked the products I used below. Just click to visit my shop - you can purchase right from there.

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

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Perennial Essence Cards

Hey crafters,

So a few months ago, I was surfing on YouTube and came across a video from Australian Demonstrator Kylie Bertucci explaining her #LoveItChopIt movement. Basically, it's a movement to get all of us papercrafters USING our Designer Series Paper. If you're like me (and so many other stampers), you buy pretty paper and never use it because we're afraid to cut into it. Well, Kylie has converted me. I've been chopping my paper and loving it. Here are three cards I whipped up once I cut into the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. 

This paper is just gorgeous, so it's easy to make great-looking cards quickly. I have been chopping my papers into 4" x 6" pieces, and then cutting them down from there to what I need. I added some punches and embossing and poof - beautiful! (note: the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder isn't available just yet.)

Products used are linked below - just click to look at and purchase.

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

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Leaf Punch
$16.00

 

Scored Daisy Lane Card

Hello crafters,

I'm back with another Daisy Lane card. This one is a CASEd card that I found on Pinterest by Caros Bastelbude. I loved the clean and simple design of this card and had to recreate it. I may believe I used a different color for the daisy, and I used a cluster of rhinestones for the center, but otherwise it's the same. I did use Stampin' Blends to color the rhinestone. Did you know you could do that? It's a great little tip to remember when you want just the right colored rhinestones for a project. The debossed (raised) lines along each side were made with the Simply Scored scoring board - something I don't remember to use enough. Do all your stamping first, then score the egdes, then add the rhinestones, and add the stamped layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.

See all the supplies used below. Click on any one to go right to my shop.

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

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OnStage Make & Takes

Hello crafters!

Today I wanted to share with you the Make & Takes we made during the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in April. These events are full of energy - we get to see new products and hear tips on using them; we get to see the next new catalog (in April, it's the new annual catalog); and we are in a room with hundreds to thousands of other stampers who are just as excited! I've been lucky enough to have my husband (my StamperMan) join me at the last two events. We'd love to have you join us at the next one, and July is the perfect time to try it out because you get $30 more product in your starter kit for no increased cost. Check out the details here.

And now the Make & Takes - using new stamp sets It Starts with Art, Free as a Bird, Floral Essence, and Sailing Home. Each of these is offered as part of a bundle this catalog, which means you save 10% by purchasing the products together. And each of them has coordinating Designer Series Paper. I've linked those bundles and papers at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

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Daisy Lane on Birch

It's an exciting time of year for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and customers. We've had the new annual catalog for about a month now, and new images and tools and ideas are all over. My StamperMan and I were able to get our new catalogs back in April at the OnStage event, where we also received some free products. Two of those were the Birch background stamp (which I was thrilled to get, since birch trees are my favorite) and the Daisy Lane stamp set. I combined these - along with the Daisy punch & Medium Daisy punch - in this card.

Many of you know that I usually create by CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) samples from Pinterest or the catalog. I get pretty excited when I create something out of my head, and this card is one of those "Nanner originals." I started out by stamping the Birch background, then added some of the beautiful leaf images from the Daisy Lane stamp set right on top of that. I stamped several of each size daisy and punched them out. Then the smaller daisies were added right onto the birch piece, and the larger daisies were added with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally the sentiment was die cut with a Stitched Nested Labels die and adhered directly to the birch layer.

Hope you enjoy the new products shown here. All products used are shown below. Click any of them to be taken to my shop to puchase. You can save 10% on the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy punch now by purchasing them in a bundle (link below).

Thanks for stopping by,

StamperNan

 

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Daisy Punch
$18.00