Thursday, July 9, 2020

Double Panel Gate Fold Card - Happy Half Hour Facebook Live

Hello, my joyful friends and stampers!  Every Thursday at 11 AM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Everyone is invited!  I'll post the replay and project sheet with details below after the Live class.


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I'm showing a Double Panel Gate Fold card on today's Live show.  I first saw this on Splitcoaststampers and immediately wanted to make this! 







 

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It's not a fussy fun fold, which makes it super nice to create.  It also uses lots of lovely patterned paper (Designer Series Paper in Stampin' Up! lingo) - and who out there doesn't want to use up DSP?

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I used a retired pack called Garden Impressions.  It came in 6" x 6" sheets and I just adore these colors together - Night Of Navy, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.


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I added a bow with Bumblebee ribbon.  This rich, golden yellow is my favorite yet.  I'm SO excited to use it with Cinnamon Cider on fall projects!

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My main image was trimmed from the retired Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, but you could also stamp and color the bird images from the Free As A Bird stamp set (it's the set my embossed sentiment came from).  Trimming images from your DSP is a great time-saver trick!


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And here's the opened card.  Gotta dress up the inside, too!

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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, July 4, 2020

Saturday Sketch + Video + Written Tutorial

Happy Fourth of July to my American stamper friends!  The Revolutionary War period and the people who founded our country have been the historical subjects I've read the most about.  It absolutely fascinates me. I wish I could time travel back to that era (for a short while - I do enjoy our modern medical treatments)!

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As usual, the weekly sketch comes from Splitcoaststampers.  Now you know me - I love a card with layers.  I mean, Stampin' Up! has SO many pretty papers that I I look for every opportunity to use as much as I can!  And this sketch is perfect for that.  Let's dive in and see what I did!

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You may think that the patterned paper came colored, but no!  That is a piece of Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper that was white with gold foiled flowers.  I colored the flowers in with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend and the leaves with a Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend!  Isn't it STUNNING?  And if you're worried about coloring on the gold foil - don't!  Tip: Just use your Color Lifter to go over those spots and the color will come right off.  

And then to lay a Square Vellum Doily over it - someone pick me up off the floor!

After I'd finished coloring and die-cutting and gluing and stamping, I took a step back and thought, "Hmmm....it looks a little bare above the doily....let's tuck a few stamped and punch pine trees there."  And I LOVED it!  I actually congratulated myself out loud - so shameless.  

Another thing I stumbled upon that looks fantastic - Just Jade and Merry Merlot for Christmas colors.  Yes!


Pin to your color board or save to your device
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Save or print the written tutorial - just click the image below



Watch the video to see how to make this card





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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, July 3, 2020

Slimline and Easel Cards - Happy Half Hour Facebook Live

Hello, my joyful friends and stampers!  Every Thursday at 11 AM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Everyone is invited!  On yesterday's live, I demonstrated how to make both an easel card and a slimline card.  Both are super easy.  The easel card is great because it's a fun fold that still fits in a regular A2-sized envelope (those are the ones that fit a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card) - no extra postage required, nothing crazy, but something different!  A slimline card fits in a business-sized envelope, and those you can get 40 for a $1 at the dollar store!  

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The sentiment strip is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals so that it props the folded part of the card upright.  The sentiment comes from Timeless Tropical.



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Here you can see the form of the easel card.  I put the measurements in the project sheet (found at the end of this post).  You can also watch the replay below to see how to make this card.

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This is a slimline card, using Timeless Tulips stamp set and the Tulip Builder Punch.  You start with a 7" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock and fold it in half at 3-1/2".  It fits in a business-sized envelope with room to spare (that's why my Highland Heather tulip can extend off the card edge).  My stamps are pretty much the only way I'll ever have a pretty flower garden🤣   


Watch the replay of Thursday's Happy Half Hour Live.



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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



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bonus Days Are Back + July Reward Code

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This was a wildly popular promotion last summer and it's back!  

🔵 Earn a $5 coupon code with every $50 order in my store (before shipping & tax) from July 1 - August 3.

🔵 Redeem your coupon codes August 4 - 31.

🔵 Collect as many coupon codes as you like because there is no limit!

🔵Coupon codes will be emailed to you after your order is submitted.  Do not delete this email.  You will need these codes to redeem your coupons in August.  I do not receive a copy of your coupon codes so I won't be able to tell you what they are if you delete the email.

Yes, you still earn Joyful Stamper Reward points so go ahead and double dip!  Remember to use July's Reward Code when ordering-->>ZVRPHQWQ

Hot tip: if you want to use your coupon codes on the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, join my team of My Joyful Stampers so that you can pre-order one starting August 4.



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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!



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How Do I Do That? - Handy Adhesive Chart

I'm back from our vacation to Hilton Head Island, SC and ready to jump back into things!  Sunday night was Mystery Stamping Hour and it was SO wonderful to be in conversation with other stampers!  It's just so nice to be with people who get the whole love of paper, inks, and stamps thing, right?  Who understand why you have to smell the paper when you open the pack, right?  

*crickets*  

Hmmm....that last one might be just me being weird.  BUT I have a very common and normal question to answer for you today!


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Yes, I can!  Page 162 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is where you'll find all our adhesives.  All of them work great, but with 13 choices, it can be confusing knowing which one to use and when to use it.  Each one has its purpose and I've developed a handy chart to help you!

Just click the image to save or print the adhesive chart!  
Keep it by your stamping desk in a page protector for easy reference.

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Did you notice the new Stampin' Seal and Stampin' Seal+ adhesives?  These replace SNAIL and Fast Fuse (which retired several years ago).  Both new products are improved from their predecessors and the refills are larger.  Watch the video below for a demonstration.



Stampin' Seal - item #152813 | $8
Stampin' Seal Refill - item #152814 | $5.50

Stampin' Seal+ - item #149699 | $12
Stampin' Seal+ Refill - item #152812 | $8

All adhesives



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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!


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Sketch + Card Video & PDF Tutorial

I got SO excited when I saw this sketch!  Immediately visions of the giant leaf from Gather Together filled my mind and the color scheme of Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, and Coastal Cabana was decided upon.

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This card just fell right out of my head and onto the stamps, ink, and paper in 30 minutes.  Don't you LOVE stamping sessions like that?  It turned out exactly as I envisioned!  And I love it so much, I made a video and wrote a tutorial for you.  



There are two pretty fun techniques on this card that will make you say WoW, too.  One is creating a tri-colored leaf with sponge daubers and the other is a unique way to jazz up wooden embellishments using embossing powder and Stampin' Blends.


Pin or print the tutorial to try both the techniques!
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Watch the video to see how to make this card!


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Mystery Stamping Hour This Sunday Night!!
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Mystery Stamping Hour This Sunday!

Woo-hoo!  It's back!  Another Mystery Stamping Hour with The Joyful Stamper!  


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What is Mystery Stamping?  
It's an hour of fun and intrigue.  You bring the stamping supplies and I'll post the instructions one step at a time.  The catch is that you won't know what we're making until the last step.  After the last step, everyone posts a photo of their creation.  It's wild to see how others interpret the steps with their stash.

How do you register and what does it cost?
It costs nothing!  This event is SO fun that I've made it free to everyone!  I want you to be there, having a great time.  There is no need to register, either.  Just join the Facebook group Mystery Stamping Hour with The Joyful Stamper and then be there at 8 PM ET this Friday May 22.  That's 5 PT, 6 MT, and 7 CT.

What should I "bring"?
2 days before the Mystery Stamping Hour I'll post a supplies list in the Facebook group and on my blog.  I'll also send an email out to those on my Stampin' News subscriber list (not on it?  Sign up here and get a free pdf + video of a beautiful exclusive card as my thank you).

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Everyone loves Mystery Stamping Hour because of the surprise and anticipation.  How many things in life are truly a wonderful surprise?  This is!  I hope you'll play along Sunday night!


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For every $50 you order in my store from June 22 - 27, 2020 (before shipping & tax), earn TWO points!  

Use June's Reward Code RT9EM96T on orders of $50 - $149 (before shipping & tax).

Skip the code on orders of $150 or more, but you still earn double Joyful Stamper Rewards Points!

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Double Joyful Stamper Reward Points Through June 27



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I'm at the beach this week so while I'm having fun in the sun, YOU can have fun shopping and earning double Joyful Stamper Rewards points!

--->>Read about The Joyful Stamper Rewards Program here<<---


--->>Get your Points tracking sheet here<<---



For every $50 you order in my store from June 22 - 27, 2020 (before shipping & tax), earn TWO points!  

Use June's Reward Code RT9EM96T on orders of $50 - $149 (before shipping & tax).

Skip the code on orders of $150 or more, but you still earn double Joyful Stamper Rewards Points!

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday Sketch + Card Video & PDF Tutorial

Time for a Saturday morning sketch!  As always, the sketch is courtesy of Splitcoaststampers weekly challenge.  That site is really a fabulous go-to.

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I saw this color combo of Old Olive, Mango Melody, and Poppy Parade and was smitten.  Look how gorgeous it ended up being together!

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Watch the video demo for this card, then try it yourself!




I also made a tutorial for you to pin or print!

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Join the Online Classes with The Joyful Stamper group and get the tutorial file to see all the measurements, supplies, photos, and instructions!  You'll also have access to the video to put these cards together.  Cut cardstock packs are available to order.  



3 Ways To Order A Class Packet

Class packets are $25 + $5 to ship ($30 total).
You can use your own stamps, ink, and adhesive or order what you need in my store (don't forget to use this month's Reward Code and track your Joyful Stamper Reward Points!).



Mystery Stamping Hour
Next one is Sunday June 28 at 8 PM (ET)
Open and free to everyone!  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!



Thursday, June 18, 2020

Happy Half Hour Facebook Live - I'm Getting Wordy!

Being too wordy - that is something I've ALWAYS been accused of.  "You talk a lot" or "Let's shorten this a bit"  is not uncommon for me to hear.  I love to write.  I love to share.  I love words.  

WELL.  Today I'm using that to my advantage.  On my Happy Half Hour Facebook Live show, I'll demonstrate how you can use your word stamps to be super fun, creative elements on your projects.  Maybe I'll even dig up some scrapbook layouts to show you some word techniques on a larger scale!  


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Every Thursday at 11 AM ET I go live on The Joyful Stamper Facebook Page.  Everyone is invited - those of you curious about stamping, new to stamping, experienced at stamping, or already a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  After the live is over, I'll post the replay and project sheet below.


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-->>Get the project sheet with details here.<--

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Join the Online Classes with The Joyful Stamper group and get the tutorial file to see all the measurements, supplies, photos, and instructions!  You'll also have access to the video to put these cards together.  Cut cardstock packs are available to order.  



3 Ways To Order A Class Packet

Class packets are $25 + $5 to ship ($30 total).


You can use your own stamps, ink, and adhesive or order what you need in my store (don't forget to use this month's Reward Code and track your Joyful Stamper Reward Points!).



Mystery Stamping Hour
Next one is Sunday June 28 at 8 PM (ET)
Open and free to everyone!  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!

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