WCBH6 Masculine Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our June edition of the We Create Blog Hop, a monthly blog hop featuring all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who love to share their handmade creations with all of you! If you just came from Jeanna’s site- thanks for popping by! Isn’t her work amazing??!!

Our theme this month is Masculine- and I’m sure you will find we have a wide variety of cards and projects just perfect for the guys in your life. My stamp set that I choose for our hop is a brand new one, we received it as a free gift for attending OnStage back in April and I just love playing with it. It’s called Animal Outings.  I decided to pair this month’s theme with a new fancy fold card I recently learned how to make, called “The Impossible Card” (because to the naked eye, it’s impossible to figure out how the center piece of card stock was created).

Today is the day our new 2018–19 Annual Catalog goes live, click the picture above and it will take you to the online version. (ordering online will be available at noon Mountain time, that is 2 PM here on the East Coast)

Ready to learn how to make this impossible card? Start with a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (here I used crumb cake):

Do you see on the photo above how it looks like a goal post?

you can make a small pencil mark 1/2″ from each end, and scored down 2 1/8″.

then from the 2 3/4″ mark on bottom length, score up to the 2 1/8″ mark. I think the photo helps more than anything.

then cut your three vertical lines (the goal post base and 2 ends) as shown above.

As you can see, when you cut on the score lines, the center panel will pop up. see photo above.

So here’s how it becomes an “impossible card”, just flip one of the side panels backwards! Tada! See that? Not so hard at all, really it’s a simple card that you can make look amazing with whatever stamps or embellishments you want to add.

Next is to cut some decorative designer series paper panels to spruce up the card. I went with something that was from the Share What You Love suite- this is the back of the blue floral paper.

I decided to trace my opening, and then trim down an 1/8″ so it becomes a perfect top layer on my two side panels.

The black strip is a stabilizer for the card, it is 1″ x 5 1/2″ long.

I decided to use the blends to color my giraffe and leaves and frog- this card would be so cute for a variety of occasions. the corner sentiment was from a stamp set I won during Prize Patrol at OnStage in April. Was happy to use it here.

Punched out some leaves in garden green to make it look like the jungle and added another piece in very vanilla over the top so I could stamp a name or personalized greeting.

This piece measure 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

Assemble and voila! What do you think of my Impossible Card?? I would love to hear your comments, scroll down below to see what my June Comment Contest Giveaway will be!

Ready to go visit the amazing Kimberley? (she’s using Waterfront stamp set, another favorite of mine). Just click the next button to see her awesomeness:

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 select one winner at random, I will contact you for your address, then I will send you a small package of goodies.   You have until June 30th to leave me a new comment.

Here is a photo of what the contents are for my June goodie bag for one lucky winner!

I drew the winner this morning for my May Comment contest, and it was #14 who earned the May goodies- that commenter was MB- congratulations MaryBeth! I will contact you so you can have these goodies as soon as possible, Thank you to all who left me a comment in May, I really appreciate it! #thankful

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 3HZNEWTT

~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 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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We Create Feminine Blog Hop WCBH5

Share What You Love

One of the best things about going to OnStage last month was getting to play with new product and also getting to order this gorgeous new suite of products that I am featuring today. (There are three bundles that go on sale today, May 1 and the bundle prices will last until May 31. Scroll all the way to the end of this post to see your options.)

This was a card we made as one of our 4 Make-and-Takes at OnStage, aren’t you thrilled about Mint Macaron?? Me too! Do you see that amazing shine on our new pearlized doilies? These are simply stunning!! One side is white so you could sponge it or color it and the other has a sweet shimmery pearl finish! I love these so much! I know you will too! and you are also going to love the new share what you love artisan pearls- they are dreamy in five different colors. You can hardly see but there’s also a strip of our new quarter inch rich razzleberry velvet ribbon, just put a little glue on this and stick it down and it just adds a nice touch. And let me talk about this designer series paper, you are not going to believe this but you get four sheets each of 6 double sided designs for a total of 24 pieces of 12″ x 12″ DSP, 4 of the designs have a pearlized finish and is just gorgeous.

Next up-This card features one of our brand new In Colors- Grapefruit Grove! I paired it with two returning colors so saffron and old olive. And look at the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! (at bingo the other night we used this texture folder on the envelopes and it is gorgeous!) Okay, yes I’m addicted to the pearlized doilies and the artisan pearls I had to use them again.

Last but not least is this sweet little card I came up with for our bingo night last week. You absolutely cannot go wrong with the oval from the stitched framelits and how amazing does that rich razzleberry look as the border punched out with the decorative ribbon border punch? I know right! And more of this stunning DSP specialty paper, you have to add this to your first order if you don’t get the bundle it will make so many nice cards, scrapbook pages, gift bags, you name it!

Here’s an awesome video by Stampin’ Up! to introduce this whole suite:

https://youtu.be/YPHInF9q41Q

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Ready to go see what the amazing Kimberley has prepared -I know she’s using the Beautiful Day stamp set- let’s go see what she’s created- just click the “next” button:

We have three different price points you might be interested in:

And you can even pre-order In-colors if you would like them early!

If you cannot read these images just head over to my online store and everything is loaded up there for you! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks again for stopping by today!

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: 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 Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Hi there friends! Welcome to our monthly Stampin Friends hop! We are so thrilled to be able to offer a brand new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus positioning tool as a give-away this month to one lucky person! See details at the bottom of this post!

Thank you for joining us for our “No Rules” blog hop! I can’t wait to see what these talented stampers have to offer this month! If you hopped here from Andrea’s blog, thank you for stopping by! Isn’t she amazing, I love all her creations!

My first project to share with you is a birthday card I made for my dear sweet dad, we had a family birthday the other day to celebrate. I love that I have been making my family’s special cards for over 10 years now. I know my dad loves them.

This card features the wonderful stamp set called Waterfront, this is a MUST have stamp set for anyone who enjoys card making or scrapbooking.

Recently, I had my top down line members over for a reward day. We had a yummy lunch and made some awesome initials and cards.

So, you probably want to know how you can be entered to win our brand new Stamparatus, right?? Well, we all decided to chip in and offer this to one lucky Stampin Friends blog reader! All you need to do is leave me a comment below (scroll all the way to the bottom and type in the “Leave a Reply” box. Be sure to let me know what you think of my projects, and include #SFMARCHBLOGHOP and then do the same on all the other blog posts. (it will increase your chances to win). No purchase necessary. You must comment by Midnight on Sunday March 25th, 2018 to be entered to win. We will contact you to obtain your mailing address. Good luck everyone!

Stampin Friends Blog Hop Stamparatus Giveaway!

Well, that’s it for now, thanks so much for stopping by today, and please remember to leave me a comment below (and use hashtag #SFMARCHBLOGHOP ) to be entered to win the Stamparatus tool! (and keep on commenting on everyone’s blog as you hop around) here are the links to the other stampers (aren’t we nice- we all chipped in so we would have this awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to see who the winner is!)

 

 

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EDITED to add the new Sale-a-bration releases available as of today:

I also would like to remind you that if you are a brand new Paper Pumpkin subscriber (new based on your email and mailing address), then we have a great offer for you to try two months at half off! (this offer is good in the US only). Just go to www.paperpumpkin.com and fill out all the info (be sure to pick me- Lynn Streifert- as your demonstrator, and don’t forget- type in code: SAVEFIFTY0418 in order to get the 50% savings.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (March 2018) please use Hostess Code: REG2A9UQ

~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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I’ve missed you!

Hi everyone! I have REALLY MISSED you! When I looked back at my last post it was on February first, good grief! I’m sorry I’ve been away for sooooo long!  I have to admit, February was challenging…I ended up getting the flu and had to reschedule many of my monthly stamping clubs due to illness and due to all the snow storms! I also changed jobs last week and wanted to be sure I was fresh and well rested, so I haven’t been staying up late to create projects or do all my normal monthly blog hops. AND, as if all that’s not enough, last week two close family members had surgery! Please keep my sister Sue and sister-in-law Kathy in your prayers. They are home recovering, but it will be a long road to healing.

So, one of the things I had to reschedule was my monthly team get together. We met the other night and I wanted to share with you the awesome swaps from this talented group, as well as my Make-and-Take projects. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions, I would LOVE to hear from you! I treasure every one of your comments!

Without further ado, here are the wonderful cards, and the name of who created them- aren’t they talented??!! Love these ladies!

Tiffany’s card features the adorable stamp set called “Message in a Bottle”:

Joan’s card features stunning Petal Palette bundle and gorgeous gold foil sheets:

Amye’s card also features the pretty Petal Palette bundle, and she colored with her blends (our alcohol markers):

Kara’s card was made using the manly Truly Tailored bundle and True Gentleman designer series paper:

Kathy’s card was made with the very versatile Hanging Garden stamp set and colored with our blends also:

Laurie’s card features one of our fabulous Sale-a-Bration offerings, Lots of Lavender stamp set and coloring with our awesome blends markers:

Sheila’s card features the adorable Party Panda stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper (both of these items are Sale-a-bration offerings- either one is free with a $50 purchase), love that fussy cutting:

Last but not least, my swap card that I made features our brand new stamp set we launched 2 weeks ago for the last stretch of Sale-a-bration called  Blossoming Basket, which is actually part of a bundle that includes the beautiful Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (together these two items are free with a $100 purchase), I water-colored using our aquapainters and reinkers (I diluted them a little bit), what do you think of the Peek-a-boo Peach and Daffodil Delight color combo?? Makes me long for spring!

This is a cute little gift Kara brought me, she made this amazing box (I think she called it the never-ending-box) the lid does not come off, but you pull it up, and it opens so you can remove what is inside- she put some Hershey’s kisses in there for me, how thoughtful?? It was such a surprise and I just adore this little handmade gift, thanks Kara! (I’m totally intimidated about these kind of projects, but she said it wasn’t “too hard”… maybe I’ll try it sometime).

Well, that’s it for today, I have some other cards and projects I will share with you over the next few days… I’m also going to try to get back to the 4 monthly blog hops that I’m involved in… I miss hopping with those talented people. It’s always so inspiring.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 9YP63X2R

~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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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!