Border Buddies Saturday

Border Buddies - Quilted Christmas isn't just for Christmas!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here.  The Quilt Builder Thinlits Dies are not just for Christmas.  In the Holiday Catalog, the Quilted Christmas Stamp Set & the coordinating Quilt Builder Thinlits are surrounded by Christmas paper and colors which makes one think only of Christmas.  However, if you change up the colors and designer paper you have a stamp set and thinlits for any occasion. 

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Here is a great example of a card that doesn't say Christmas at all.   This unique design was inspired by the sample in the Holiday Catalog.  

Quilt Builder Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

To achieve the outline 6 petal flower I took the die on the left and then placed the die on the right in the center and ran it through the big shot.  This gave me the thin outline flowers and the 6 petals.  I placed the outline flower on the cardstock and then placed the cut out petals inside with a glue dot, then I removed the outline flower which left just the petals.    

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I used my favorite color Calypso Coral along with my favorite designer paper Petal Garden.   I placed a piece of Cardstock Vellum on top of the pattern paper to give it a unique layer look.   I cut out "hope" from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Die and Big Shot and applied with dimensionals.  The card is finished off with one of the Gold Binder Clips and tied some of the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon in a bow on the binder. 

There are so many possibilities with this versatile stamp set and dies.   

If you are in Canada you can place your order with Alison, Alison's Stampin' Up! Store

If you are in the US you can place your order at my store  Patsy's Stampin' Up! Store!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Gift Packaging

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today. 

I remember when my kids were little they were much more interested in the box the gift came in than they were with the goodies inside.  I find myself now in the same place when it comes to pretty wrapping.  Sometimes the pretty gift packaging is as nice as the gift inside.

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These little packages of goodies are so easy to make for any occasion.  I used our 2" x 8" Cellophane Bags and loaded them with candy treats.  Then I topped them with a character from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set.  These little images are so nostalgic and can be cut out with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies (buy together and save 10%). 

The Halloween treat bag is filled with Hersey's Nugget Candies wrapped in a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I just cut them 1" x 3" and wrapped them around the nugget and then filled the bag.  So cute and super easy.  You could also fill them with Candy Corn or another Halloween treat.

The Reindeer and Snowman bags are filled with chocolate covered raisins and Scotch Mints representing reindeer "poop" and snowman "poop".

The little rhyme on the side of the bags read:

I've heard that you've been naughty!
Now listen, here's the scoop.
I'm running short on coal this year,
So you get Reindeer (or snowman) Poop!

The concept artists used some of these images for another cute packaging idea - Hot Chocolate in a Jar!

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When you stamp the image it includes a front and a back and then you use the matching framelit to cut it out.  So simple!

Here's another Trick or Treat idea with the bags and Pumpkin topper:

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Blog Candy anyone?

What's your favorite Halloween candy?

Remember to enter our monthly Blog Candy contest.  All you have to do is post a comment on a blog post and Patsy and I will send one lucky winner all of our Just In Case projects we've made.  If you are from Canada you comment on my posts and if you live in the USA you comment on Patsy's.  Click here to comment or just scroll down and click comment at the end of the post.

Here are the products I used in today's packaging ideas: 

 

Did you know that during October Patsy and I are participating in an Online Class featuring Christmas themed projects? 

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Creativity Delivered to You Online Stamping Class

Hello, Stamper

It's Border Buddy Saturday!

Alison and I are so excited to share some good news...

We have teamed up with demonstrators Alisa Tilsner from Australia and Sharlene Meyer from New Zealand to bring you an amazing online class in October. 

Creativity Delivered to You Artist Team

We have each created 2 video classes along with PDF Tutorials featuring unique cards and fun 3D paper crafting project using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  So it really is like 8 classes in 1.   

Creativity Delivered to You online class sneak peek!

Online stamping class - Stampin' Up! products

The online class will be held on our exclusive Facebook Group (don't worry if you don't have Facebook you can still receive the online class)

Details

  • When you place your qualifying order or purchase the class you will be invited to join the Facebook Group
  • Each week we will post 2 projects.
  • On Mondays, we will post the first PDF Tutorial.
  • Tuesday the Video of project 1 will post.  
  • On Wednesday we will post the 2nd PDF Tutorial
  • Thursday the Video of project 2 will post. 
  • At the end of the month, there will be 8 total projects, videos, and PDF Tutorials.
  • You will have access to the Facebook Group and online classes until September 30, 2018 
  • You can comment and ask questions in the group. 
  • *You will receive 2 hand-stamped cards from me (use the current host code and receive 2 bonus cards for a total of 4)

If you don't have facebook and you purchase or qualify for the class I will email you the links to the PDF & Videos at the beginning of November.

To be included in the online class you have two options.

Option 1: Purchase Class

Class Fee $30 USD 



Option 2: Free Class

Place a $50 USD or more order (before tax & shipping) at my online store between October 1 - 31, 2017 and the class is FREE

 

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For the Online Class in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand contact: 

Alison Solven in Canada
Alisa Tilsner in Australia
Sharlene Meyer in New Zealand

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Border Buddy Saturday - Painted Autumn Bundle Gate Card

Hello Stampers!
It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today!  I'm sharing another project that used the Painted Autumn Suite of products including the Painted Harvest stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Border Buddy Saturday Painted Harvest Stamp Set 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I received this gorgeous card in a swap with my Canadian friends.  It was created the super talented Anne Granger and uses a Gate Fold technique.  I love how Anne used the "flower" to create a Christmas Wreath - isn't that clever?  It certainly shows how this stamp set and Designer Series Paper isn't just for flowery cards.

Border Buddy Saturday Painted Harvest Stamp Set 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca
You can't see the sparkle of the Wink of Stella on the Wreath but it adds just that little bit of bling. The "berries" are created with the dot stamp also included in the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Patsy and I love the Painted Autumn Suite and we are featuring it in our Free Card Program for September.  We create a PDF with instructions for 8 cards each month featuring products from "suites" and this month it's Painted Autumn.

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 Read about our Free Card Program:

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So I mentioned that the card today is a Gate Fold which means it opens on both flaps to reveal the message inside.

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Bringing in Fall in Style

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy Here.   I am so grateful for Alison who is my border buddy.  We each create 4 different cards using a particular suite from the Stampin' Up! Catalogs.   This month's suite is the Painted Autumn suite on pages 48-49 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Bold watercolored images in beautiful autumn colors are what the Painted Autumn Stampin' Up!  suite is all about.  

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The stamp set that is part of this suite is the Painted Harvest.  It has flowers, leaves, acorn and some great sentiments.  It is a Two-Step stamp set and the wonderful part about two-stop is the incredible dimension you can get. 

The sunflower is Crushed Curry Classic Ink with Pumpkin Pie for the detail and Early Espresso for the center.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green Classic Ink and punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch.  The stamp set and punch are part of the Painted Harvest Bundle.  You save 10% when you bundle.


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Today's card is one of the eight cards featured in our Border Buddy PDF Tutorial.   The tutorial is filled with images, supplies, measurements, and step by step directions for all 8 cards. 

The PDF is our way of thanking those who place orders at our online store.   You can also earn Free Hand Stamped Cards  Too Read More...

 

If you are in Canada you can place your order with Alison, Alison's Stampin' Up! Store

If you are in the US you can place your order at my store  Patsy's Stampin' Up! Store!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Painted Autumn Bundle

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.  During September when you make a purchase through our online stores you will receive a free PDF with instructions for 8 cards using the Painted Autumn Bundle of products. 


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This is one of the cards in our free PDF.  I love the sunflower image and you can use so many different colours to create the flower.  In this card I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist (my new favourite In Color).  These stamps are photopolymer which makes the 2 step technique you need much easier because you can see right through them for easy placement.  Two step stamping means you stamp one image on top of another to create a more dimensional final image.

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The little frame is made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits with a coordinating square from the Layering Square Framelits nested inside.  I find it easiest to cut them both out at the same time and it's easy to keep them in place if you use the magnetic platform.

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Here's a collage of the other cards included in this month's free PDF instructions.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Hello Stampers, 

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.  Fall is definitely in the air here in Minnesota with cooler temps and some of the leaves starting to change colors.  Fall is beautiful here with sunflower fields in full bloom and the woodlands starting to be a palette of amazing colors.  What are some of the signs in your area that signal fall?

Today's hand-stamped card is one of the cards featured in our Monthly Border Buddy PDF Tutorial Read More about it...


Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com
You can see how beautiful the coordinating Painted Harvest Designer Paper is and it is always more amazing in person.  I had to stand this card against the backdrop as it is a fun fold card. 

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For this card, I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 4-1/4" x 9-1/2" and scored it 4" and folded it.  The arrow shows the 4" flap that is situated at the top of the card. 

  1. The sunflower paper is cut 4" x 3-3/4" and adhere to the top flap.
  2. I then cut a piece 2" x 4" and placed on the lower inside flap. 
  3. Cut on of our Delicate White Doilies in half and adhered it to the lower edge of the top flap. 
  4. I stamped "I am Thankful for you" in Early Espresso Classic Ink on a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock and cut it out with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.  
  5. I adhered it to the center of the doily with the lower half hanging over the edge. 
  6. With glue dots, I attached one of the wooden flowers and leaves from the Touch of Nature Elements.

A very Quick and Easy Card

Painted Autumn Paper and Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is perfect for fall but don't let the sunflower fool you.  Change up the colors to use this great set any time of the year. 

 

 

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If you are in Canada you can place your order with Alison, Alison's Stampin' Up! Store

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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas Bundle & Hearts Come Home

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week. Patsy and I share 8 cards every month in a free PDF with our customers who place any size order through our online store.  When they purchase $50 or more they also receive two handmade cards from our offering by mail! 

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Today's share is one of the cards I made for our free PDF featuring products from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, a new line in the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalogue (launches September 1st!). 

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The patterned paper behind the trees is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper which I used because I thought it looked like snow.  I love how the paper has an ombre effect too - the colour goes from dark to light in the same hue.  The trees are cut out of the front of the card.  I added some of the new Embossing Paste and Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the trees and then popped them up on top of the cut outs with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the Rhinestones to the sky to represent stars.

If you'd like to receive the instructions for this card and 7 others (including measurements and pictures) just place an order through our stores before August 31st.

Alison's Free Card Program (Canadian customers)

Patsy's Free Card Program (US customers)

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Here's a little variation of the card.  I added the Santa and sleigh from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas & Envelope Punch Board

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here to share another fun card using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set & the awesome Card Front Builder Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Don't you just LOVE the little border that frames this card front?  It was made with one of the thinlits from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.  There are several unique dies in this set to create interesting card fronts for your cards.

The designer paper is from the Merry Music Designer Paper, you get 24 assorted double-sided sheets for only $13.00.  It is a bit lighter then our regular designer paper which makes it perfect for layering and even creating a coordinating envelope with our Envelope Punch Board. 

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The envelope punch board is a great way to make some fun coordinating envelopes.  You can also make some interesting unique cards with it too.

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I love that the directions are right on the tool itself so you don't have to fumble around your stamp room to find them.  You can create over 66 sizes of envelopes with this board.

 

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It has a great compartment for you scoring tool that comes with your Envelope Punch Board.

Envelope Punch Board to create great customized envelopes - Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Just love making envelopes to coordinate with my cards - SWEET! 


Card using the Envelope Punch Board by Stampin' Up!
It isn't just for envelopes, you can create some fun elements on cards also.  This is a card I made a few years back using the envelope punch board.  Watch my video showing how  I made this card.

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas Bundle - FREE CARDS

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today! Patsy and I had lots of fun playing with the Carols of Christmas and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies which are available in the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalogue on September 1st! Good news....you can purchase these in August in a Early Release offer!

Carols of Christmas BB 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Today I'm featuring one of the cards in our Border Buddy Free Card August offering.  Each month we pick a Suite of products and create a PDF of instructions (including pictures and measurements) for 8 cards! Then we send those out FREE to our customers who place ANY SIZE order through our online stores.  It gets better....when you order $50 or more we mail you two of the cards by snail mail! Imagine getting two beautiful cards in the mail - sure beats bills.

Read about our FREE CARDS in the mail programs:


Patsy (US Customers)
Alison (Canadian Customers)

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When I first saw the Holiday Catalogue I fell in love with the black and white colour theme with some of the Designer Series Paper and other embellishments.    I created the two colour holly and berry image by using my Stampin' Write markers directly on the rubber and then stamped on the cardstock.  This stamp has a matching framelit if you want to cut it out and pop it up.

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The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is my favourite and features the actual music from some of our favourite Christmas Carols including Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Jingle Bells.

Here are some "sneak peeks" of the cards from this month's free tutorial.

August 2017 BB Collage

 

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