2014 Occasions Catalog, 3x3 cards, Retro Fresh, rubber stamping, Sale-a-bration, Spring Catalog, Stampin Up, Stampin' Up Specials, washi, washi tape

Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags

Well hello there friends! I sure have missed blogging and sharing Stampin’ Up! with all of you wonderful readers! Last weekend was a fun Girl Scout weekend- we took our troop to the Boston Museum of Science for an overnight trip. What an awesome program and great time we all had. I have been going non-stop ever since with functions/meetings every night… there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

I wanted to share something with you that you might not have noticed in the new Occasions mini catalog, our awesome Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags, look at how versatile they are:

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I won a pack of these journaling cards at our January Inketts meeting and loved these ideas from the wonderful concept artists at Stampin’ Up! Here are a few projects to give you some ideas for all that you can do with these awesome cards! Thanks Arika B. for your inspiration!

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For this birthday card just cut out the happy birthday from the 3″ x 4″ card. For the card base you add a watercolor wash to the background and some splattering. This is so simple and quick to make and I love how it turned out. QUICK TIP: Did you know that the Shimmery White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock is perfect for watercoloring? Going on my next order, let me know if you want some too.

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Look at this fun confetti pocket on this card using a Window Sheet and the Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape. I love that washi tape! (Still using mine from Diva Day).

For the confetti use our awesome Fringe Scissors to cut the cardstock horizontally and vertically. It is such a quick way to get a ton of confetti. I’m just sorry to say that the fringe scissors are on backorder until the end of the month. Drats.

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For this congratulations gift bag, just cut the 3″ x 3″ card using the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and add some flags to the bottom using Crushed Curry Cardstock. Then run a stripe of washi tape along the top of the bag. Simple as that . . . so quick and easy!

 

 

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Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags  item # 133526  Price: $4.95

Printed tags in a variety of sizes allow you to quickly and easily scrapbook your memories. Also great for traditional scrapbooking or on cards. Acid free, lignin free.

  • 32 heavy-weight, printed, double-sided tags, 1 ea. of 32 designs
  • Die-cut
  • 3 sizes: 1″ x 3″, 3″ x 3″, 3″ x 4″

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Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape  item # 133001  Price: $4.95

Attach embellishments to your projects with style! Coordinates with the Retro Fresh suite.

  • 3 designs per package; 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ widths
  • 5 yards of each design
  • Lignin free

 

I just love the Retro Fresh coordinating products. Order yours today! thanks!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by today.

Lynn

 

Halloween, Stampin Up, washi, washi tape

Washi Wednesday

Oops, with all my excitement about my anniversary, I forgot to post this yesterday for Washi Wednesday…. Oh well better late than never, right? Tis is a super quick card:

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How awesome are the circle thinlits dies?? combined with washi tape and it’s just a fantastic card!

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Happy Thursday! Thank you all who have left me comments on Tuesdays post (Comment contest is open until tomorrow morning at 6 am if you want to enter to win my give-a-way). Thanks everyone!
Lynn Streifert

Stampin Up, washi, washi tape

It’s Washi Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday to all my crafty friends!

I was so busy last week that Washi Wednesday slipped by me! I’m so sorry! I’m sure you understand! When I had a little down time on Sunday, I did design this card, decided to plan ahead in case there was another tough week.

what do you think of this week’s Washi Wednesday project?

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This card is made with two new In-Colors (Crisp Cantaloupe base with Strawberry Slush ink and top layer). The washi tape is from Epic Day This and That (be careful lining up the stripes on your scrap piece of paper), and overlay with a piece of Whisper White card stock with the large butterfly punch. Some of the new Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim and a large rhinestone complete the card.

I hope you like it and just think how many cute cards you can make by creating a backdrop with washi tape! (You’ll be getting 3 rolls if you sign up for my Free Scrapbooking class… want to learn more?? Read about it in this flyer here.)

I appreciate you reading my blog, thanks for taking time to visit me today! Remember- I love your comments- it really keeps me going, you know?? Did you “vote” yesterday on what classes you’d like to see me offer?? Please head over to yesterday’s post if you missed it, and cast your vote. thanks!

Happy crafting!

Lynn

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Big Shot Projects, Coaster Board, Simply Pressed Clay, Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Stampin Up, washi, washi tape

Washi Wednesday!

Sometimes someone else’s cards and ideas are so perfect, I need to share them exactly as is, and that’s what today’s blog post is all about-this post is brought to you from the very talented Sarah Sagert from the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Artisan Design Team

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CHANGE IS GOOD!

Much like in fashion and home décor, trends in paper crafting are changing all of the time. We often see trends from one area cross over into the other.

I am excited to see change! As creative artists, we tend to craft in our own unique style, but at the same time, we can also be inspired by current trends. By using new and fresh products, we are constantly growing as artists. I love paper crafting and I love following the current trends. Change is good and new products are good!

The first project I have to share with you features the new Coaster Board. I love this stuff! It’s about half the thickness of chipboard and it comes in a pretty vanilla colour. It is recommended to use with the Big Shot dies(US/CAN). I chose the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die for my project. I used the cut-out portion of the Coaster Board, then ran it through the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture.

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I added even more texture by painting my Coaster Board with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. This is a go-to product for me! I opened up the bottle and used a small brush to apply the Smooch Spritz. It dries so quickly! I also used it to create some splatter.

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Another incredible talent is Angie B. a senior concept artist at Stampin’ Up! Look at how she recently used washi tape (and other stuff):

I am a huge fan of the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper and the Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape. And the little Remember This and That Rotary Stamp is packed full of goodness—plus, it will keep track of important dates for you until 2023! The sticker sheets can be used in the journal, or to make some seriously quick cards (see below).

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To make the envelope, cut a strip of 4″ x 10″ Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. Score at 4″ and 8-1/8″. Washi tape the sides closed and decorate the flap. Done! You can make any size envelope to coordinate with any size card.  You can also use these envelopes as additional memento pockets for the Epic Day This & That Journal—or to quickly make your own gift card wrap.

Notice how I have also washi’d the binder clip? Wrap pencils, make toothpick flags, decorate your cell phone cover. It really could get ridiculous! What will you washi?

Hope these ideas help you see even more uses for that wonderful wacky Washi tape!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Stampin Up, washi, washi tape

Washi Wednesday Card Class

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It’s Washi Wednesday… did you washi something today? I just can’t get enough of our new gingham line, and this washi tape bundle (all three roles of Gingham Garden Washi for only $4.95 is item #129314) Washi tape can be easily torn with your fingers, is somewhat see through, can act as an adhesive to hold cards together, can be punched and die cut, the possibilities are endless.

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Can you tell that I punched the butterfly out of the apothecary shaped piece? Then popped a little piece of whisper white behind it to stamp this darling hello sentiment.

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from the “negative space” remaining after I cut out the apothecary framelit on the first card, I had enough for more small butterflies. I made this card base from the Sizzix Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (item #127005 for $21.95) You start with a A2 size card (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, fold). Place the fold above the cut line, so you will have a hinge and the card will stand up!

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Would you like to make these cards? I have an opening on my calendar for Tuesday July 30th at 6:30 pm. This is a $10 class for 5 cards (one will be a surprise), snacks, beverages, and I’ll have a drawing for a set of washi tape (gingham garden)! Let me know if you’d like to attend. I can fit 8 stampers comfortably in my craft room. If there is enough interest I can offer it again in August.

Hope you are staying cool and drinking lots of water! Happy stamping!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Stampin Up, Tag a Bag Gift Bags, washi, washi tape

Washi Wednesday! Stampin’ Up! Style!!

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Hi there friends!
I decided on a couple themes I am going to try on my blog. What do you think of Washi Wednesdays?? I will bring you a washi tape project each Wednesday. Would love to know your thoughts on that idea? I’m also thinking of Technique Tuesdays and Throwback Thursdays. Maybe even Freebie Fridays (give aways)… what do you think?

Today’s project is an adorable gift bag here is the supply list:

STAMPS
Petite Pairs Stamp Set (wood mount stamp set item 128706 or clear mount stamp set item: 122497 )

PAPER
Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730)

INK
Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (item 100079)
2013-2015 In Color Collection Stampin’ Write Markers: Strawberry Slush (item 131260)
Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Marker: Island Indigo (item 131262)

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (item 131269)
Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (item 129314)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (item 129399)
Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags (item 131370)
Tag-a-Bag Accessory Kit: Mini Clothespin (item 130153)
Whisper White Baker’s Twine (item 124262)

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this cute card is from Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! Isn’t it adorable???

What did you Washi today? I will be posting a list of Washi Tape Uses next Wednesday, stay tuned! (I’m up to idea 23… was hoping for at least 50 ideas).

Have a great day!
~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

Stampin Up, washi, washi tape

Wild Over Washi?? Online Class and/or Bundle!

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WHAT TO WASHI ONLINE CLASS
Our next online class–What to Washi–is now available. Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Originating in Japan, Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. What to Washi explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. Divided into seven PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

What to Washi Class: item 134742
Price: $14.95 US/$17.95 CA

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The following topics are covered in the class:
Washi Class Flyer
The Washi Basics
Washi-The Next Step
Above and Beyond
Sharing Washi with Others
Memory Keeping
Storage
Only the Beginning. . .
And wait, there’s more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:

What to Washi Class
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you’ll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren’t available to individual purchase until August 1!

What to Washi Bundle: item 134743
Price: $36.95 US/$45.95 CA

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PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

Washi BUNDLE

Hop over to my Online store if you need anything! Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget- I LOVE to see your comments here! thanks for visiting!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up!

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

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our new monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations! I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.