Wednesday, September 23, 2020

24-Hour Flash Stamp Sale!

 

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Select stamp sets are on sale from midnight September 23 to 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).

with links to each stamp set

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Free embossing folder when you order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss in my store!  Details here.

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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



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Use when shopping my store to earn a $50 shopping spree!  Get details about my Rewards program.



If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator







Tuesday, September 22, 2020

September Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas

  

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Wow!  I was super impressed with this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  The kit is intended to make 20 cracker treat packages and if you did so, I dug up some ideas for what to put inside:
  • chapstick
  • small bottles of nail polish
  • a roll or partial roll of coins
  • tiny dolls or action figures
  • PEZ characters
  • spider rings
  • small seasonal erasers
  • gum


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When I saw the kit contents, my jaw fell open.  This box was PACKED with seasonal lovelies.  Paper Pumpkin is a bargain, whether you get it month-by-month or as a subscription.  Just take a look at the photo above to see what I mean!  And if 3D projects aren't your thing for this month's kit, Paper Pumpkin came up with gorgeous card options.


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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



September Reward Code
Use when shopping my store to earn a $50 shopping spree!



If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator




Sunday, September 13, 2020

Magic In This Night Halloween Popcorn Wrapper

Bags of microwave popcorn have unexpectedly proven to be popular Halloween treats the past couple years I've given them.  Of course, I can't just toss them into the adorable trick-or-treaters' bags as is - I'm a paper crafter and if it can be packaged prettily, I will do it!  I showed how to make this popcorn wrapper using Stampin' Up!'s Magic In This Night suite in my Facebook Live class this past Thursday.


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The wonderful thing about this packaging is that it uses up your patterned paper stash.  Each wrapper requires a 10"x6" piece.  You don't need to score the paper - it's actually easier to just wrap it around and slightly pinch the edges.  Use Tear N Tape on the paper ends to adhere it together.

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The label (cut from Whisper White cardstock and the largest label die in the Halloween Magic die set) gave me the opportunity to try a technique I saw recently on Stampin' Up!'s Instagram account.  

๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธMulti-Embossing Technique: The spider image (from Hallows Night Magic stamp set) was stamped in Versamark ink, sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, then melted with a Heat Tool.  Next, run the label through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine (see my Cut & Emboss promotion below) with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  Now slip a Sponge Dauber on your finger and apply Pretty Peacock ink in gently circles.  Once you've layered on the color you want, buff the piece with a paper towel.  The ink will be removed from the spider images and they'll pop through the cobwebs.  For an extra touch, I flicked Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends over the piece.

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The Metallic Mesh Ribbon looks just like a silvery, fine spider web!  The spiders were stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Cajun Craze cardstock and die-cut with the Halloween Magic dies.  Their little bodies each have an Iridescent Pearl on them.

 ๐Ÿ‘‡Don't forget!๐Ÿ‘‡

Place a $35 minimum order in my store by midnight Sunday September 13 and I'll send you the packets to make Thursday's Live projects (the Halloween Luminary Box and Popcorn Wrapper).  You must use the September Host Code RX9NSXJB when ordering.  


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Free embossing folder when you order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss in my store!  Details here.

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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



September Reward Code
Use when shopping my store to earn a $50 shopping spree!



If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Saturday Card Sketch 818 - Mix & Match Patterned Papers + Glad Press N Seal Trick

 *sigh*  It's Saturday and normally our family would be at a cross country meet (or two) all day.  But all the big invitationals have been canceled.  It makes my heart hurt with disappointment.  Being outside in the cooler weather, dashing from point to point on the course to get a glimpse of our daughters racing, cheering ourselves hoarse, meeting up in the school tent with the other parents.....it's SO MUCH FUN.  Brian and I can easily log 6-7 miles of running ourselves just from sprinting around the fields!  

I think I'll bury my disappointment in stamps, ink, and paper.  And it is time for another Saturday Card Sketch from Splitcoaststampers!


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Upon first glance at this week's sketch, my mind wondered how to easily cut those angles.  Fortunately the solution came quickly to mind!  And it isn't a difficult solution - I just like to over-complicate things in true Nicole fashion.


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All the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from Stampin' Up!'s Gilded Autumn Specialty pack.  I get a bit nervous about mixing patterns, so I am grateful that each paper pack has coordinating colors and patterns.  It gives me confidence when creating!


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The horizontal DSP pieces are 2-1/8"x5-1/2".  The triangles began as a 3"x3" square.  Cut the square in half diagonally, from corner to corner.  

Tip: line up the bottom and top corners in your paper trimmer's cutting track.  Cut slowly while pressing down firmly on the guide to hold the paper in place.  I show this in the video below at the 3:00 mark.

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I love filling my cards with lots of little details!  The "wreath frame" is from the Painted Labels dies set.  The leaves are cut with Gathered Leaves dies and Brushed Metallic Cardstock in copper and bronze.  Those leaf dies both cut and emboss in one pass through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine (make sure to read at the end of this post about my special promotion for this month when you order this machine in my store!).  It looks beautiful on the metallic cardstock!

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After stamping the greeting (from High Tide) in Cajun Craze ink, I swiped a Blender Pen across it to slightly smear the ink.  The soft, blurred look adds something - and I can't come up with the right word - but I just know I love it!  Gold Glitter Enamel Dots added the perfect finishing sparkle.  Watch the video below to see this card come together and I also have a free PDF for you to save below that.

And here's how I used the Glad Press N Seal - after arranging the leaves on the wreath (without gluing them down), lay a piece of Press N Seal over the arrangement. Press to adhere the leaves to it, then gently lift up and flip over.  Apply glue to the backs of the leaves, flip back over, and lay on the wreath.  Slowly peel away the Press N Seal.  I LOVE this trick!!  Watch the video below to see it demonstrated.



See how to use a card sketch for inspiration!




Pin, print, or save the tutorial for this card.  Measurements and supply list are included in the tutorial.

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๐Ÿ‘‡Don't forget!๐Ÿ‘‡

Place a $35 minimum order in my store by midnight Sunday September 13 and I'll send you the packets to make Thursday's Live projects (the Halloween Luminary Box and Popcorn Wrapper).  You must use the September Host Code RX9NSXJB when ordering.  


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Free embossing folder when you order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss in my store!  Details here.

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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



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If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, September 11, 2020

Christmas Triangle Luminary Box - Facebook Live Class

 Yesterday in my live class, I showed how to make a Triangle Luminary Box that I first saw on SplitcoaststampersThat one used Stampin' Up!'s Magic In This Night suite.  My second version uses the Snowflake Splendor suite for Christmas decor.  You could also use this as a gift box.

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This frame die from So Many Snowflakes was PERFECT for this luminary box!  It will glow beautifully from the electric tealight inside (you can find them at your local dollar store).  And how appropriate is this sentiment from Snowflake Wishes?  I stamped it in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it closely with a pair of Paper Snips.


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Here's the top of the box.  I stamped and stacked snowflakes in Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper.  They were all stamped and cut with the Snowflake Wishes Bundle.  The Snowflake Splendor ribbon around the box top edge is also from the suite.  

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The ribbon has an iridescent sparkle that is multi-colored.  It reminds me of snow on a very sunny day!  I decorated the vellum panels with some of the larger snowflakes dies used with Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper.  I'm almost out of that stuff!

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You can see my Halloween version in yesterday's post here.  In the Live class, I also made a Halloween Popcorn Wrapper - I'll feature that up-and-close on Sunday.

๐Ÿ‘‡Don't forget!๐Ÿ‘‡

Place a $35 minimum order in my store by midnight Sunday September 13 and I'll send you the packets to make Thursday's Live projects (the Halloween Luminary Box and Popcorn Wrapper).  You must use the September Host Code RX9NSXJB when ordering.  


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Today is the last day to order a Creativity Kit from The Joyful Stamper!  Read the details here.

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Free embossing folder when you order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss in my store!  Details here.

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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



Thursday, September 10, 2020

Halloween Triangle Luminary Box - Facebook Live Class

 Hello, my joyful friends!  Every Thursday at 11 AM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Everyone is invited for a half hour of stamping fun!  I'll post the replay and project sheet below for today's Happy Half Hour projects after the Live is over.

I waited until September before digging in to the Magic In This Night Suite.  Halloween is my favorite season to create things for!  I love to make Halloween home decor and treat packaging.  Usually, there's nothing left of my Halloween craft supplies by the end of October!

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When I found this Triangle Luminary Box tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, I jumped right in to making this!  These boxes will look fantastic on my fireplace mantel, spookily lit from inside with an electric tealight!  Tomorrow I'll share the Christmas version I made, so be sure to stop back then, too.

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Each side of the luminary is covered with Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper, then die-cut with the bats from the Halloween Magic Dies.  I saved those bats to add to the top of the box (see the photo later in this post).  Those little bats in the middle of the cut-out sections are from Black Glitter Paper.  I love the dark sparkle they add!

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This edging die in the Halloween Magic Dies set was perfect to line the box lid.  I brushed on Wink Of Stella to give it a hint of shimmer.  It looks stunning in person!


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Here's where those die-cut bat pieces went.  I curled their wing tips with a Bone Folder before gluing them to the lid.  It makes the lid eye-catching!  Don't forget to stop back to watch the replay if you can't catch the Live class and get the Project Sheet with the measurements.  And tomorrow I'll share my Christmas version here.

Watch the Live class replay below





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Place a $35 minimum order in my store by midnight Sunday September 13 and I'll send you the packets to make today's Live projects.  You must use the September Host Code RX9NSXJB when ordering.  



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Free embossing folder when you order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss in my store!  Details here.

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Join my team of Joyful Stampers and get 2 stamp sets, card kits, and Rhinestones for free!  Details here.



If you are enjoying The Joyful Stamper site

  • Request a catalog package here, if you don't already have a demonstrator you love.
  • Subscribe to Stampin' News, a weekly email that delivers fun, tips, and specials right to you.  Get a free exclusive Stampin' News Subscriber pdf tutorial as a sign-up thank you!
  • Shop my store and to save money check out the Clearance Rack and Discounted Bundles.
  • Use this month's Reward Code to earn points towards a $50 shopping spree - read the details here.
  • Join me every Thursday at 11 AM ET for my weekly Happy Half Hour Live stamping show on my Facebook page.  



Joy in being creative, community in sharing a common interest, purpose in what we make - this is stamping at its best!  Thank you, friends, for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Nicole Steele, Owner of The Joyful Stamper, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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