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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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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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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All About Love- Stampin Friends January Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! We are kicking off 2018 with some new designers on our team, so excited to meet new crafters here in the Stampin Friends community. We’d like to welcome you to another wonderful month of our fabulous creative projects and cards! I am so excited to hop along and see what everyone else has made! Did you just arrive from Kirsteen’s awesome blog? She does amazing work! Thank you for hopping by to see my creations!

As the title of this hop states- “All About Love”, I wanted to create some “wow” projects for you! I hope you like!

I found these gorgeous wooden hearts and mini lights at Target, I thought they would be perfect for some home decor for Valentine’s Day.

I wanted to show off our amazing suite of products in the 2018 Occasions catalog called “Painted with Love” (pages 18-19) I absolutely love how easy it is to complete projects with our coordinating product suites. And this new “Sure Do Love You” bundle was on my preorder list in December! I couldn’t wait to create all my Valentine’s projects with these beauties. *note- I used the 2 1/4″ circle punch to create the little envelope “liner” look in the narrow envelopes.. just thought it “jazzed it up”. Do you like it?

 

By now, you know how absolutely crazy I am for cursive fonts, and this one is no exception! “You’re my Valentine every single day” is a sweet sentiment for that special someone, or your favorite niece or nephew (just saying).

This Painted with Love Specialty pack of Designer Series Paper is so colorful and has gold accents on every single piece of the paper!  (brushstroke imagery is on the reverse of the gold accent side of DSP).

These new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes fit perfectly inside this box made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. (Remember you save 10% when you order the bundle!) (the note cards are 2 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (too small to mail individually but perfect for this little box, or for gift baskets.)

Did you know that you could use our delicate white lace doilies as “trim”? Sure- just cut into the doilies center, remove the center circle, then apply adhesive to back of heart and work the strip of doily around the heart.

Well, that’s all I have for you today, are you ready to go hop around to see what my Stampin Friends have created? Just click the next name on the list below. So thrilled to hop along with these talented ladies. Hope you have a great day! (for my supply list and links to order products scroll down below list for my contact info). Thanks!

 

Remember to leave us a comment, we love to hear from you! thanks!

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code: 4TNCEWNK

~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

Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Hop!

Hi there Stampin Friends!

I hope that this blog post finds you all doing well! This is certainly the season where things seem to get more hectic, there’s more illness, and if you’re like me, you just want to simplify and celebrate a meaningful holiday with your loved ones.

I hope this post gives you some ideas. I’m here for you! If you would like to give a meaningful gift this Christmas, I would be honored if you would consider me, and perhaps a Stampin’ Up!  gift certificate or products to make any crafter happy!

I recently hosted a small get together for my sister, her coworkers, and their daughters. Their request was to make some Christmas totes and special packaging for gift giving. In addition to the three projects here, I also let the girls have a little freedom to create cards (they loved that).

This little tote is super easy to make, I don’t know who to credit with the original idea, I’ve modified the pattern through the years to make cutting/prep easy.

I started with a 4″ x 12″ strip of Designer Series Paper, then used coordinating color cardstock, the two handles are 1/2″ x 11″ and the base is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ scored  at 1/2″ on all four sides (clip corners). (You can also cover the outer top and bottom edges with 1/2″ x 12″ strips of matching card stock for a finished look.

The second project is this glitzy gift bag, everyone loved using the heat embossing tool! I don’t think the photos do this justice, it is just so sparkly! This gift bag would be perfect for giving some jewelry, gift cards, small items that will fit inside (inside measurement is 4 3/4″x 7″) – and the inside is a food safe interior if you want to put your handmade treats inside!

The third project we made is this adorable Christmas Quilt themed pizza box. The felt embellishments are just the shining star here. Pizza boxes are so versatile and are food safe also, and can fit a gift card holder or small gift as well. (inside measurements are 3″x3″).

And since we always share a card as well as our 3-D creations, here is a sweet and simple coordinating card.

We have a give-away! Just comment on each blog with the hashtag #SFbloghop2017 and leave a comment (tell me what you love about my projects).

Ready to go hop along to the other awesome crafters?

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Lynn Streifert
2. Sue Vine
3. Cindy Waldroff
4. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
5. Twila Davis
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Barbara Welch
8. Kirsteen Gill

Thanks so much for visiting today! Remember today is the first day you can reserve your Stamparatus tool!

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that might help clear up some confusion about the new Stamparatus:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/NA_EN_CUST%20Q%20%26%20A.pdf

Here’s how to reserve yours- the reservation window is available as of 2 PM Mountain Time today (11/16)- which is 4 PM here Eastern Standard Time.
This is a new process Stampin’ Up! is trying this “preorder” reservation window (limit one per customer), you will not be charged until it ships in February.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stamparatus/US_Stamparatus_Customer_Reservation_Tutorial.pdf


Don’t forget we have our Annual Online Extravaganza starting on Monday 11/20 with lots of specials just for 24 hours (while supplies last), here is the complete list of items available… (I removed the French versions of stamp sets).

Extravaganza 2017

 

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!

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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!