Stampin Friends Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi there friends! Hope all is well and that you’ve been crafty lately! This month the ladies in the Stampin Friends Blog Hop are happy to bring you Masculine themed projects! This is usually harder for me, as I can hear my brother’s voice in my head “no ribbons, no buttons, no glitter, etc.” According to him, a guy card is “simple” but I always want to take it up a notch (for his birthday last year I did put jute on his card and he was okay with that, phew!)

So let me tell you about this card, it came about because one of my dear customers asked if we could make a card with a curved front. I searched the internet and pinterest, and couldn’t for the life of me remember what that type of card was called. Then it finally came to me, “Bendy Card”, and I found a wonderful video on You Tube by fellow demo Julie Davidson, thanks Julie!! And then I dug in to create my own bendy card using the stamp set Waterfront (yeah it is carrying over to the new catty!!)

Let me first show you the finished card:

Here is a view looking down from the top: (colors used: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight). Used Wood Grain DSP (yeah that is carrying over also!) and love that Adirondack chair die from Seasonal Layers dies (also carrying over, but will not be bundled with 10% savings after May 31st, if you don’t have this bundle, you must have it!)

Now here are some of the steps I took to create this card:

Start with 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base card stock in Crumb Cake card stock.

Also take a piece of 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ crumb cake card stock to create the 2 bends. First score short end at 1/2″ then cut at 2″ as shown below (one piece is bigger for back row, and one piece is shorter for front row). My tip- do not stress out about the measurements! You can customize these 2 front panels to hold special images or cut outs, and the two front pieces can be left flat (as Julie showed in her video), but I wanted it to appear like hills and nature.

I hand cut curves on both pieces.

Add our sturdy Tear-and-Tape to the 1/2″ scored ends so they will attach firmly to back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base piece.

Here is the skeleton of the card base with two bendy pieces added:

As you can see, this will fold flat and can be mailed in our medium sized envelopes.

Next up, just hand cut a notch in each of the two front bendy pieces. (I estimated, about 1/4″  or so, just enough to fit inside a slat).

First draw a pencil line where you want the slit to be and then put it in your trimmer to cut. (Test this out before you cut. You want your two front panels to bend appropriately and want the card to stand up by itself).

(So you can see I made a mistake and cut in the wrong spot, but I wasn’t going to start over, and knew I was covering up the front panels with very vanilla card stock anyway- to stamp on). Here you can see that I just held the very vanilla piece up to the panel and hand cut so the curve is an exact match.

And here it is again, voila! Doesn’t this card doesn’t remind you of camping in the Adirondacks? I’m pretty happy with this masculine bendy card, and I hope my club members will enjoy learning how to make this at our June clubs. I’ll be doing some pre-cutting for them and will give them a template to follow along. It should be fun!

I hope to (soon) be making videos, I think I’ll enlist my niece and nephew to help me, all the good videos seem to have someone “behind the scenes”.

Our Stampin Friends Blog Hop always features a card and a 3-D project, so I wanted to use the same stamp set to decorate a gift box tag (thinking ahead to Father’s Day, will give my Dad his gifts in this box, shhh, don’t tell him, okay??) Do you notice the sentiments? Hot off the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin express! I love my new masculine kit! It pairs up perfectly with my waterfront card and gift tag here.

Well, that is it for today from me, I really appreciate your stopping by for a visit, and I treasure each of your comments! Leave a comment below to be entered into my new Comment Contest– each month I will be tallying up all those who leave me a comment on any of my blog posts, and use the hashtag: #lynnzcrafters  (before or after your comment). I will use random number generator to select one winner each month, no purchases necessary just leave me comments on any of my blog posts throughout the month. I will contact the winner for your mailing address.Then I will send you a small package of goodies. Here is a photo of what the contents are for my May goodie bag:

Ready to go see what the other amazing Stampin Friends have created for today?? Me too, just click the next name in this list. Thanks again for reading this post!

 

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Jenny Hall – USA
2. Raquelle Clifton-Batth
3. Sue Vine – Australia
4. Katja Ettig
5. Sandra Mastello – Australia
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Lynn Streifert
9. Maureen Rauchfuss
10. Kim Jolley
11. Steph Jandrow
12. Melissa Thomas


If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: FJSEKKZA
~Lynn Streifert
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email:mailto:Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com
Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop- April Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone! welcome to the April Creative Inking Hop- we are thrilled to bring you an array of Stampin’ Up! stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments and we are trying our first Sketch Challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this month! Also, a very warm welcome to our two new demonstrators to join our hop- please welcome Renee Kohnke and Michelle Irinyi to the Creative Inking Crew!

Here is the sketch we are all using as our inspiration:

 

When we were given this sketch last month, I was knee deep in my supply box from Stampin’ Up! for being an OnStage presenter for our Product Purchase Premiere. I was given the Nature’s Poem bundle and suite of products. It was so nice to work with the sketch to design some fun cards. I used the new Rooted in Nature clear mount stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper as well. Which one do you like better?

I love how beautiful all our metallic foil paper, thread and doilies work with this suite.

Notice anything about these colors? I’m so thrilled to welcome Blackberry Bliss back to our color family! It was an In Color a few years ago, but it is making a come back in our Regals Collection! I am so excited about our Color Revamp! We are retiring many outdated colors and shaking things up a bit. Wait until you see them in real life- all the new colors are vibrant. Notice the light colored leaf in the DSP above? that is a new In Color called Grapefruit Grove! I love these two colors together! Notice how the leaves are cut and embossed? The framelits die set includes dies for both cutting and embossing all the trees and leaves! No more fussy cutting! You will be able to get your hands on this bundle starting June 1st if you’re a customer. If you want to sign up to be a demonstrator, you can pick these colors/items in your new starter kit starting on May 2nd. So many choices!

My second card with this sketch features the same bundle and suite of products, just went with my other favorite returning color- Mint Macaron!! This was seriously the hardest secret to keep since I received my box! In this card I’ve paired the mint macaron with tranquil tide, soft suede and copper foil and copper metallic thread. I also used Petal Burst Texture Impression Embossing Folder after I stamped some leaves on the card stock to give it some added dimension. (so glad all these products are staying with us!) What do you think?

I think I might frame this card and use it for daily inspiration. You see I’m going to start the Whole30 eating lifestyle plan on Monday. Tomorrow is my birthday, and as I turn the chapter to age 54, I just want to feel healthier, and have more energy. Some friends are doing this plan with me, and I’ve talked to others who have tried it… it is an elimination diet of sorts- you cut out flour, grains, sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol, and other “trigger” foods and ingredients that are known to cause inflammation and bloat, you eliminate it for 30 days. Then slowly, careful reintroduce one thing at a time, evaluating how you feel, to see if you can figure out your triggers. I know I am too dependent on sweets, and want to just purge it all at once. Just cleaned out my house/pantry/fridge/freezer and will be shopping tomorrow to stock up on all the good stuff. Wish me luck! I’ll need to be very strong, resist lots of temptations in the next month. If you want to know more, or see how I’m doing, let me know!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go visit the amazing Sandy Mott? Just click the next button below:


 

or, if you need to hop backwards, to go visit Colleen Vassos, please click the “prior” button below:

 

If you need the info on the retiring colors:

 

 

 

To check out the complete Retirement List, and newly added Clearance Rack items, please go to my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnstreifert/

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6 (all online orders will receive mystery thank you gifts!!) 

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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Stampin Friends Spring Has Sprung

Hi there Stampin Friends! So glad we are featuring spring projects- winter has been trying to linger here in Upstate NY, so I’m hoping this will do the trick!

First of all, congratulations to Siretta Oltmanns, our winner of the Stamparatus!

I had the pleasure of going to New York City for work for couple of days and oh my goodness look at these Cherry Blossoms! 🌸 this really put me in for spring!

The first card I wanted to share with you is featuring a brand new bundle of products that will be available to you on May 1. I love when Stampin’ Up! has an early release and this suite of products is called Share What You Love Suite! This designer series paper is gorgeous – every piece has beautiful spring flowers, yummy pastels, and it is so interchangeable with all of our products. The stamp set is called “love what you do” and do you recognize this beautiful new base card? It is our mint macaron coming back from retirement!

It was so fun going to Onstage last week and I truly loved having a couple months of playing with new products… normally I wouldn’t tease you with something that you have to wait for but this is literally just a few days away and you can get these products yourself as of May 1st!

Next stop I want to show you this little treat box I made. Do you recognize it? I split open the silver mini gable boxes and reversed it, but before I glued it back together I stamped it up with the new stamp set that I had the honor of presenting in the Product Purchase Premiere presentation called Rooted in Nature from the new Suite called Nature’s Poem that will be available starting June 1, with the launch of the new 2018–19 Annual Catalog. (Of course demonstrators will be able to pre-order this in May so if you’re eager to get your hands on it, you should consider signing up to join my team) 😉 what do you think of blackberry bliss coming back to our lineup? I hope you are as thrilled as I am I just love this color!

Here I am standing next to my display board with most of the projects I presented, I am standing with Susan who had the pleasure of presenting The Delightfully Detailed Bundle.

And look at these beautiful cards, these were all made by demonstrators from our Creating Success with Ronda Wade group who were also at the Hartford Connecticut. Can you pick out my card?

Well what do you think? Are you excited for what’s coming up? Now is the time to stock up on any of your retiring colors as we are going through a big color revamp.

Also, Stampin’ Up! just filled up the clearance rack page in our online store, there are hundreds of new products for you to choose from to 60% off!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my projects today, and don’t forget to click and follow all the other demonstrators in this blog!

thanks for visiting!

 

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If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: CGQAGYQ6

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

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We Create Bloggers December Hop!

Hi Friends!

Happy December! This is a fun month, with lots of traditions, crafts, get togethers, celebrations and for me and my family- the celebration of my siblings birthdays and Christmas! I wanted to share a recent card design I came up with for my last Stamp a Stack class. I was excited to use the new Hearts Come Home bundle, it is just stunning and so many possibilities! For this monthly blog hop, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and we create one simple project then show you a few enhancements (sometimes added embellishments) to “Step it up”. Hope you like what we’ve created for you today!

This is my “simple” version using just the die cut for the church on our whisper white card stock. I used basic grey as a base, cut out an opening with the largest oval die in the Layering Ovals set, and then texturized it with the Softly Falling TIEF. What do you think?

My “stepped-up” version is a little more challenging… you need to run the glimmer paper through the big shot a few extra times since it is thicker than our regular card stock. I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink, used a q-tip to rub off the ink from the word “home” and then used our Real Red Stampin’ Marker to color red ink on just this word. Then I punched it out with our Pretty Label punch and adhered some lovely Night of Navy gingham ribbon behind it. What do you think??

 

Here is the ordering information for this bundle: item #146068 Hearts Come Home Clear mount bundle, you save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies at the same time. There are 16 rubber stamps and 6 dies in this set, you will get a lot of use out of it for sure!

Here are some projects by the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists:

Today starts our Year End Clearance Sale- with lots of deals, while supplies last, head over to my Online Store at http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net 

Year End Sale Event US

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Are you ready to go see what amazing projects Kimberley has created for us this month?

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: Y9NNTSFJ

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot fun and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

LynnSignature

Designer Series Paper Showcase!

Hi there friends! So glad you came back to visit me today! This month our Creative Inking Bloggers are showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Designer Series Paper, since we have 11 days left of our awesome Buy 3 Get 1 free Sale!

 

Click this photo to open the flyer in bigger view:

I have been using these amazing papers in all of my classes and clubs this month- so my customers can see how versatile these amazing papers are!

 

This card was one we did last month at my Stamp-a-Stack. I love the “Be Merry” Designer Series Paper, those mittens are super cute. I never had a chance to use Santa’s sleigh dies last year- was super glad it carried over to the Annual Catalog, it is so stinkin cute!

 

 

How cute are the little reindeer on this DSP? (this is from “Be Merry” as well!)

 

 

I love that Stampin’ Up! included the Painted Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog in this sale too! Every piece in this pack is stunning, and looks amazing with any greeting!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP and bundle are still a favorite and look amazing any time of year. How sweet and simple is this card?

I would love to hear which card is your favorite! Or, feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about the products I used. (A short supply list is below).

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you ready to go see what the other ladies have in store for us? Click here to hop over to see what awesomeness Lori Mueller has for us this month:

 

Click here if you need to hop back to check out the fun with Colleen Vassos:

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Stampin Friends October Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

 

 

Hi everyone and welcome to our Monthly Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the theme “Thanksgiving” or Thanks! I’m super excited to be hopping with these fabulous ladies- they sure are talented! Be sure to comment on everyone’s blog- our wonderful leader (Elizabeth) has an awesome give-away for one lucky reader! {comment #SFbloghop2107 and a comment about what you love about their project on each of the 13 ladies pages! It’s that easy!}

First up is this card, I made one similar to this for my October club cards, and decided to change it up to feature this sentiment from “Painted Harvest” stamp set in the Holiday Catalog (supply list at the bottom of this post).

 

 

For my 3D project, I decided to create a matching Pizza box treat holder using the same colors, papers, and stamp set. (These pizza boxes are 3″ square and are perfect for small treats, gift cards, jewelry, candy, cookies, packaged goodies and a small stack of note cards!!)

 


Planning to make some sugar cookies to put inside these boxes for Thanksgiving, and will have one at each place for my family.

 

So what do you think of my projects today? I would love to hear from you (plus it will help your chances to win this awesome kit!!)

Ready to check out the other 12 ladies? Click each name on the list and be sure to comment to be entered to win the Many Merry Stars Kit! You have until Thursday October 26th to get your comments in, we’re giving you one week for this Giveaway! Good luck!!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Sue Vine
3. Lana Staab
4. Kathie Rotti
5. Cindy Waldroff
6. Kirsteen Gill
7. Raquelle Clifton
8. Barbara Welch
9. Steph Jandrow
10. Kim Lamos
11. Lynn Streifert
12. Twila Davis
13. Melissa Thomas

 

(Just click the DSP image above and you will get the list of paper packages that are included in this sale).


The other exciting news is that our new alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends- are ready for purchase on November 1st! I absolutely love these markers and can’t wait to feature some amazing classes with these markers, stay tuned for more details!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: UPT7SU4C

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net
Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Stampin Friends September Blog Hop!

 

Welcome to our September Blog Hop of the Stampin Friends group! I’m excited to be back with this talented group of ladies! And super huge thanks to our organizer, Elizabeth Thatcher, as we are bringing back prizes! For this month, the prize is this awesome Stampin’ Up! Hello Life Project Kit (retired). All you need to do to be entered to win this awesome prize is leave a comment on each of the blogs in this hop (click the names at the bottom of each post to go to the next person). You must add the phrase #SFbloghop2017 with your comment (tell us what you love about the project(s) and you’ll be entered to win!

Since I’m an owl fan, and I love Halloween, I wanted to show you my special project I did with my top 4 team members at our last “Way To Go!” Day (I reward the top four team members with a special meal, projects and goodies each quarter). Unfortunately two of them weren’t able to make it that night. They missed a yummy dinner of filet minion with the works!

This was a fun frame I found earlier this summer at The Christmas Tree Store. I knew I would be able to use them so I bought 6 of them.

 

Here is a close up of the cute cat and pumpkins insert. I used our awesome new embossing paste for the background. ( just added lemon-lime twist reinker for some color)

And of course I had to feature the cute owl stamp with this set!

 

Then for a coordinating card I wanted to keep using the cool new spooky cat punch, this was a card I featured at Bingo last night and I cased from a wonderful demo name Angela (we were in a swap together).

 

Here’s the list of other hoppers- remember to go visit each one and leave a comment in order to be entered to win our give-away!

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Maureen Rauchfuss
2. Melissa Thomas
3. Raquelle Clifton
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Lori Mueller
6. Sue Vine
7. Kathie Rotti
8. Steph Jandrow
9. Cindy Waldroff
10. Kim Lamos
11. Barbara Welch
12. Elizabeth Jeanne

Alaska Update:

And for those inquiring minds, and my dear friends, customers and downline who have asked, I’m now $520 in sales away from earning the Alaska Incentive Trip! Just a few days remain… would you like to help me earn this awesome trip? There is a hostess code down below- you can shop online at www.Stampinup.com and use the code 67UTTBJ2 and my name will come up as the hostess, your order will ship directly to you. You would have my deepest thanks!

 

Don’t forget our team Lynnzcrafters Retired Stampin’ Up! sale is this Saturday September 23rd from 9 am to Noon! Hope to see you there- it’s at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church located at 816 Rt. 50 Burnt Hills (across from Gil’s Garage).

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (September 2017) please use Hostess Code: 67UTTBJ2

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!