Birthday Bash with Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends! Thank you for joining us for another one of our monthly blog hops with the Creative Circle Design Team, a small group of international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! Our team leader, Liz Holloway, keeps us all organized and gives us challenges and themes each month, it’s a wonderful source of inspiration! I hope you click on all the names at the bottom of this list to keep hopping along!

First I’d like to welcome  two more demonstrators to our CCDT. First up is a great friend of Liz’s and she is located in Abbotsford, BC. Please welcome Penny Hanuszak!

 

Next up is a wonderfully talented lady named Juan Ambida! She lives in Australia and is super talented! So glad to welcome both Penny and Juan to our cozy little group!

Since our theme this month is “Birthday Bash”, I wanted to show one of my summer birthday cards that I have created for the stampers in my August clubs.

I had to hold it closed to take the picture. Can you tell what kind of card it is?


Well if you guessed a card in a box pop up card then you are right!


Some of my club members requested a special pop up card when we were together last month and I came up with this design using our beautiful new birthday memories designer series paper! The trick with this type of card is to carefully lay out the pop up pieces before adhering them to the insert piece, as they must fit within the card or it won’t fit inside an envelope. I just love giving these cards to my friends- they are always so surprised when it pops open!

Want to know how to make this card? There are dozens of directions out there, but I wanted to simplify the process.

  • Start with 1/2 piece of cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • turn and score the short side at 2 1/2″ from the top.
  • Trim the slots open at the 2-4-6-8 inch score lines to the score line.
  • Cut away the small tab on the top 1/2″ (made next to the 8″ score line) and reserve this for your inside tab for the pop up pieces.
  • If you want more inserts for more items to pop up, they will need to match (1/2″ x 2 1/2″)
  • use strong adhesive (I used our Tear and Tape) on the 1/2″ bottom tab.
  • Decorate sides with coordinating DSP.

If you have any questions please let me know, I might just try a video if there is enough interest! (I have been wanting to try videos for some time now).

I treasure your comments, it means the world to me (to leave a me a comment, scroll to the very bottom and click “leave a response”- your email will not be published!)

Now just click the next name in the list below to continue hopping around the world:

 

 

Creative Crew Design Team Blog Hop “Birthday Bash” is here. Need some inspirations, click on the links below to see what our team has come up with.

1. Liz Holloway
2. Lynn Streifert
3. Kate Creasey
4. Juana Ambida
5. Lolascrap
6. Penny Hanuszak

 

Guess what? I am getting VERY close to earning the next Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska! I have until September 30th to earn the remaining points. I have been working very hard since the new year started on October 1, 2016. Of course, most of you know I had to cancel lots of events with my dear mother’s battle with cancer up to her death last November. Then I switched jobs and am away from home 2 1/2 hour more each day, which is less time spent on my Stampin’ Up! business. But the good news is, my customers and downline have been so helpful, and I’m in the home stretch. I am getting ready to announce my big $1000 Workshop, stay tuned for all the details in tomorrow’s post. (Any size order is super helpful, as is a Paper Pumpkin subscription, joining my team, or hey- just buying my  handmade cards from me too). Hope you come back tomorrow for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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!

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We Create Blog Hop- August!

 

Hi there friends! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version on the first of every month. We use current Stampin’ Up! products in our designs. I’m so happy you stopped by today! Can you believe it is August already? Where is the summer going?? My inspiration for my blog post today came from Patty Bennett, I fell in love with the Colorful Seasons bundle back in April when I got to see it live at OnStage, and it has been my “go to” stamp set for every type of card this summer! I’ve been using it for birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, and even just home decor! Last week for my monthly team get together I made this card for my swap card for our “summer” themed swap. Then I decided to “step it up” for this blog post, so you would hopefully see the potential of this awesome stamp set and matching framelit dies! That Adirondack chair has been a favorite of mine, and I couldn’t resist using it for today’s post.

Now a “Stepped Up” version:


Here they are side-by-side, what do you think? I’d love to hear which one you prefer.

 

Supplies:
Stamps/Dies: Colorful Seasons Bundle
Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst & Powder Pink card stock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: 1/2″ Finely Woven Berry Burst Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots, Sponge Daubers, Stencil made from 2 1/2″ circle die for sponging.

 

Are you ready to go check out Kimberley’s creations today? Just click the “next” icon here:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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!

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Creative Inking-Two Step Stamping Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our July Blog Hop with a great group of 10 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! I’m sure you’ll enjoy all these wonderful samples of Two-Step Stamping, I have to say, it has become one of my favorite techniques since we launched our photopolymer stamps a few years ago. If you happened to stop by earlier today, thanks! If you just arrived from Colleen’s blog- thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy our offerings this month!

First up is a fun new stamp set from the catalog called “Fabulous Flamingo”, I just adore this set and love how perfectly this sentiment from “Eastern Beauty” completes this card (it was a new release bundle in May and I just can’t stop using it- I’m crazy about cursive fonts!!).  This flamingo is actually a 4 step stamp, with three colors and after the two step stamping, there are two more different steps. (It’s not hard at all, I promise- if I can do it, you can too!)

Next up is a card I featured at my Stamping Bingo last month. All the ladies loved getting their hands on this exclusive hostess stamp set called “Tranquil Tulips”. (this stamp set can be your free choice with an order of $150 or more as your “host rewards”… if you have a long wish list, I’d love to help you!) Of course, can you tell I had to keep using the greetings from Eastern Beauty stamp set? I love this little “hello” don’t you?

When I was trying to decide on the colors, I kept playing with the new In Colors, once I paired it with my two new favorites, it made this card a breeze- Lemon-Lime Twist and Fresh Fig with a Very Vanilla base… it really helped make the Designer Series Paper “pop” a little bit, don’t you think?

 

 

Here are the supplies used for the Flamingo Card: (if you click the image it will take you to my store and you can add it to your shopping cart):

 

Here are the supplies used for the Tulip Card:

 

Stampin’ Up! has an amazing special this month only- with over $72 of additional free products just for purchasing the starter kit! I would love to welcome YOU to my amazing team of Lynnzcrafters! We are a group of now 18 ladies from the Capital District region of Upstate New York, with a few “snow birds” who go south for the winter.

Thank you so much for joining us and please know how much I treasure your comments, please scroll to the bottom of this post and click “leave a response”, Thanks!

 

Ready to go see what the amazing Sandy has created?? Me too! just click the “next” button here:

Or, if you need to hop back to see what Colleen created, click the “prior” button here:

Need any stamping supplies? I certainly appreciate your business, and I’m here to help you!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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!

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No Rules! Stampin Friends July Blog Hop!

 

Hi everyone!
I’m super excited to be here today- I haven’t blogged in a while, between health issues and my schedule and a few curve balls along the way, I haven’t had much creative time lately and then, of all things- two hops on the same day! (hope you come back and visit me tonight when the other hop is published!) You’ve probably just arrived from Twila Davis’ blog- isn’t she just amazing? I love her projects! We have 9 demonstrators in the hop this month, be sure to scroll down to the list and click the name of the next person to see their fabulous creations.

This month our Stampin Friends group has an “Anything Goes” theme with No Rules! It’s kind of refreshing sometimes to have no rules, don’t you agree? So I decided to show off some new Christmas items I made with our brand new bundle from the Carols of Christmas!

 

First up, I knew I wanted to use our new embossing paste to make my evergreen trees look like they had snow on top of them… post-it notes to the rescue!

 

This created a defined space for me to put the paste on, just throw the post-it notes away when done. What do you think? Realistic, right?

Here is my finished Christmas Card- I used Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink on the greeting, but the little deer is stamped in Soft Suede.

 

Here is a close up of just the snowy trees. It dries really fast!

For this hop, we also make a 3D item, so I decided to experiment to see what would coordinate with this card, tiny treat boxes were the perfect solution. I just ADORE the new mini boxwood wreaths, my first thought was to make earrings, but then I decided a box of candy was the perfect treat to go with this card.

 

You will definitely want to check everyone’s blogs out today, if you’re ready to continue on, just click Steph Jandrow’s name below, and you’ll continue on the hop!

 

Check out these Awesome Bloggers

1. Raquelle Clifton
2. Lana Staab
3. Twila Davis
4. Lynn Streifert
5. Steph Jandrow
6. Melissa Thomas
7. Maureen Rauchfuss
8. Jennifer Cerizo
9. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

 

**Please note, we have a little glitch in the blog hop, to get to Jennifer Cerizo’s blog please click here

http://worldofjencraft.com/index.php/2017/07/20/vertical-greetings-embossing-paste-background/

 

Don’t forget- STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy our hop!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code:  DM7VWPBK

~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!

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Summer Fun with the Creative Circle Design Team!

 

 

Well Hello Friends! Thank you for joining us for our July edition of the Creative Circle Design Team! We wanted to share some Stampin’ Up! Summer Fun for you! I am so excited to see what these talented ladies have come up with this month, how about you? We are a small international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and we just love to showcase our newest products and hope to inspire you all!

 

This first card is a special birthday card I made for a friend, now that the daisy punch is back in stock, I wanted to start showing off so you would want to order it for yourself! This is a sweet and simple card making three different colored daisy flowers and using one piece of the new wood crate on the card front.

Next up- a yummy summer drink card! Do you love frappacino’s and other frothy drinks from Starbucks? Me too! I created this card for my recent team get together, the girls loved making this card.

 

Next up is a card I created featuring our new embossing paste! I wanted my team to have a chance to use this awesome new product, we used our silicone mat to add re-inker (Lemon-Lime Twist) and some dazzling delights (aka glitter) for added sparkle. This was card #2 for our team get together. *On a side note- the container appears to be larger- that is on purpose as Stampin’ Up! wanted us to have plenty of room to scoop this stuff out… it also settles somewhat…. also- most  important of all- this stuff dries SUPER FAST, so work quickly and wash off the mask and tools immediately afterwards (or it will harden).

Last, but not least is a card I created to showcase the new “At Home with You” bundle for our team get together. I created this card with a bright basket of summer flowers next to the front door- and can you tell the door opens?

 

It is really a fun new bundle, perfect for any holiday, new home owner, real estate agent, wedding, anniversary, and more!! Are you ready to go visit the talented Kate? She has something very special to share with us today!

 

 

Here’s the Complete Line-up: 

Thanks so very much for taking the time to visit my blog today! I love to read your comments, feel free to scroll down to the bottom where it says “Leave a response” and you can let me know which card you enjoyed the most? thanks!

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (July 2017) please use Hostess Code: DM7VWPBK 

~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!

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Treat Yourself! Plus Christmas Bonus!

 

STAMPIN’ UP! BONUS DAYS!  JULY 1 – 31.  EARN IN JULY.  REDEEM IN AUGUST!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between July 1-31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.

EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Requires Email!  An email address is required to participate; bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEMING (AUGUST 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product, excluding Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits ((1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions) can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

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Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit

I love being a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator and maybe July’s Christmas in July offer will be the one to finally tempt you to give it a try and join my team,  The Lynnzcrafters (my Stampin’ Up! family) which includes both hobby stampers and business demonstrators who love stamping and want to take our stamping abilities to a new level. We are a fun group who enjoys monthly get togethers, swapping, team retreats, BOGO sales, encouragement and sharing what we love with each other.

Getting started as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is simple:

  • Purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit for $99 (ships for FREE!)
  • You’ll pick out $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice in your kit (any bundles, specials or clearance items are included!).
  • During Christmas In July (July 1-31), you’ll also receive the FREE Essentials Gift Pack(bonus $72 value) including the following
    • Paper Snips
    • SNAIL Adhesive
    • Grid Paper
    • two D Blocks (a great size for having on hand)
    • Bone Folder
    • NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (bonus $20 value)

 

 

I mean a $275+ value for just $99 plus tax??  It doesn’t get better than this! Here’s what you would get if you join today:

  • $72 Gift (listed above)
  • $125 in product for just $99
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • $50 in business supplies to include catalogs to share with family and friends
  • FREE shipping on ALL that.

What happens when you join?

  • You can purchase the coordinating framelits at 20% off. (Only demonstrators can pre-order the new Carols of Christmas products.)
  • Enjoy an instant 20% discount on all your purchases!
  • You can share this offer with friends who love great deals and paper crafts.
  • You can participate in my teams July events, incentives, challenges and fun.
  • The choice to purchase for yourself at a discount or to share Stampin’ Up! with others is your own.
  • There’s no risk or obligation and no requirement to have parties, classes or even place another order.

 

Would you like to get a head start on making your own Christmas cards? This is the first time I’ve ever seen Stampin’ Up! offer such an amazing bonus for new recruits, I just love this idea!

 

 

Does this sound like a deal “too good to be true”? Well, it’s for real, click this button and you’re on your way to having a fun new hobby and group of friends to craft with!

You may be wondering about how I’m doing with my goal of earning the Alaska trip… well, I’m about 60,000 points away, which is totally do-able in this home stretch (three months). I will be planning some fun events between now and September, plus some incentives, stay tuned for more news. Please know how grateful I am for every purchase you make from me, for every class you attend, for every Paper Pumpkin you purchase, for joining my team, and staying on my team, every card you buy or every referral you make. My heart is bursting with excitement over the potential for earning this great trip.

 

If you are thinking of ordering anything please use Hostess Code: 3MQFGQFP

~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!

Flash Sale- 1 Day Only!

Everyone loves a great deal, and this one is amazing! For 24 hours only, new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $5. That’s a crazy 75% off the regular price.

Visit www.paperpumpkin.com from June 29 at 11:59 PM MT to June 30 at 11:59 PM MT and use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get your first kit at this incredible price. Please remember to type in my name (Lynn Streifert) as your demonstrator. I will be mailing a pair of cards to all new subscribers during this flash sale. 

This offer will be over in a flash, so head over to the Paper Pumpkin site starting at midnight tonight to get this deal for yourself!

Here are the details:

  • For new subscribers only (Stampin’ Up! goes by your email address)
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • Discount applied to one kit for the first month of subscription
  • After that creativity keeps coming at $19.95 per month (shipping included) if you want to continue. 
  • Promotion begins on June 29 at 11:59 PM and ends on July 30 at 11:59 PM.

Use promo code ONEDAY0717 at www.paperpumpkin.com

Thanks for stopping by, remember If you are thinking of ordering anything this month (June 2017) please use Hostess Code: 3MQFGQFP

~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!