Pack Your Crafting Bags… Introducing the new Sent with Love Stamping Bundle!
Between February 1 – April 30, 2013, you can purchase this exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper – or bundle them for a special 20% discount!
Blender pens are a great addition to your stamping tool bag! They give you the flexibility to turn your other coloring supplies into watercolors. You can use blender pens with water based markers, inks, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and even pastels.
They give you the precision of a pen with the look of watercolors and best yet, the Stampin’ Up! Blender Pens come in a pack of three with two flexible tips on each pen. The tip easily cleans off with just a stroke or two on a piece of scrap paper. That means you can use the same pen for one project and a variety of colors.
To use a blender pen to create a watercolor effect, color or outline a stamped image with Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, or Watercolor Pencils. Pull and blend the colors with the blender pen. You can also dip the blender pen into Stampin’ Pastels or Classic Stampin’ Pads and apply directly to paper.
If your blender pens run out of juice here’s a quick tip to refill:
Soak blender pen tips in the refill solution or take apart the pen by gently pulling off one tip then use an eye dropper to refill the barrel.
Please leave a comment and share your favorite use for blender pens!
It’s a Sales Tax Free Holiday weekend August 3-5 in North Carolina! During this time, school supplies up to $100 per item are tax free! So now is a great time to stock up on your craft supplies. Click here to see all the great products included!
But wait – you say you don’t live in NC? Well, at Paperinkle, there’s always a party and while I can’t grant you a sales tax free holiday, I can throw in some party fun for the weekend.
Any online orders placed through me, Vicki Soni, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator between August 4-6 will receive a Holiday Mini Catalog Grab Bag including samples of die cut items, designer series paper and embellishments! So join the party – and place an online order this weekend!
And, if your wish list is really big – why don’t you join the Paperinkle Party team and become a demonstrator. If you join this weekend, not only will you get your choice of $125 of product for $99, business supplies including catalogs to share with your friends, and the
But, if you join my team before midnight eastern standard time on August 6th, to help you get your business started you will also receive:
and when you reach $500 in sales, I buy you any stamp set from the catalog.
But wait that’s not all – when you reach $1,000 in sales and promote to Sr. Associate – you’ll celebrate with a $100 shopping spree from me!
So what are you waiting for ? Join the Paperinkle Party today!
I love the Stampin’ Up! Storytime Designer Series Paper – it’s great for scrapbooking, projects and cards! It also works well for everything from welcoming baby to celebrating childhood events and friendships. Check out the photo above for a sampling of projects made with Storytime!
Coming Soon! Stampin’ Up!’s new paper cutter is a must have crafting tool!
Unlike any other paper trimmer on the market, it has been designed with features specifically for crafters. Some of the fabulous new features include:
Join my mailing list today so you can be notified as soon as it is available for order!
Here’s a card I made to swap at Stampin’ Up!’s convention last week. It’s perfect to welcome a new baby! To create the background, I embossed it through the big shot twice. First with the Perfect Polka Dots Big Shot Folder (#117335) leaving just enough edge sticking out of the folder so I could run it back through covering up the edge with the Delicate Designs Folder (#127023) to create the lace image at the bottom. Change the Congratulations banner at the bottom to You’re Invited and dress up the ark with a few rhinestones or pearls and you will have the cutest Baby Shower invitations, ever!
Stamp Set: Two by Two (#126788)
Card Stock: So Saffron(#105118), Riding Hood Red (#111348), Pool Party (#122924), Watercolor Paper
DSP: Storytime (#126907)
Staz on Black Ink (#101406), Watercolor Pencils (# 101879), Blender Pens (#102845)
Big Shot: Delicate Designs Folders (#127023), Perfect Polka Dots Folder (#117335)
The Need a Reason to Smile promotion ends July 31st. When you place your order of $50 or more (before tax and shipping) you can order the Reason to Smile stamp set for just $5! Take a look at all the great projects you can make! To get your order in, click here!
Stampin’ Up’s 2012 Convention was a blast! One of my favorite sessions was Shannon West’s class “I Am Having Fun!”. After all that’s what crafting with Stampin’ Up! Is all about- Having Fun!
Shannon shared a quick and easy Apple Dip recipe that’s great to whip together the next time you have friends over:
Blend 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, a splash of vanilla and a handful of something crunchy such as nuts, toffee bits, grape nuts, granola, or chocolate chips. Serve with apple slices and stamp away!
And now is a great time to get started with Stampin’ Fun 24/7! Join the Paperinkle Party – for just $99 you can customize your own starter kit of $125 in Stampin’ Up! Product and support your own crafting hobby or earn some extra income. I have great ways to support you in person or remote with all the ideas, tips and tricks you need to get started your way! Click here for all the details : or contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org, text or phone 919-645-8195 for more information! Have all the information you need? Then just click here to join the Paperinkle Party!
I love this time of year when fresh blueberries are available. I’ve been enjoying them from The Produce Box, a local company that delivers locally grown, farm-fresh produce to your door every week during our North Carolina growing season. So this morning, I tried out a new recipe for The Best Blueberry Muffins and the recipe didn’t lie ! They were fantastic! And although they disappeared quickly, I did manage to squirrel one away to brighten someone’s day! So here’s my recipe for this great muffin or cupcake holder:
Take a Stampin’ Up! Kraft Box (pg 161 item#124106) which measures 3.4″x3.5″x2.5″ and fold it flat so the top of the box is free and can be run through your big shot.
Cover with designer series paper. I used Floral District (pg 163 item#126919).
Cut out a window using your favorite framelit or punch. I used the labels collection framelits (pg 191 item#125598).
Cut a piece of window sheet 3.5″ x 3.5 ” and adhere on back to create your window top.
Decorate the sides. I used a 10.5″ x 1.5″ strip of Floral District DSP scored at 3.5″ from each end. I also decorated the edges with the adorning accents edgelit (pg 191 item#125595), but a punch like the Scallop Trim Border (pg 183 item#118402) would also work well.
Then embellish. I used the “For You” stamp from Layered labels (pg 103 #127070 wood, 127072 clear) stamped in Lucky Limeade (pg 152 #126984) and cut out with the matching framelit from Apothecary Accents (pg 191 item 127003) layered with the For You section stamped in Tangerine Tango (pg 152 #126946) and punched out with the Large Oval Punch (pg 184 item#119855) and adhered with Stamping Dimensionals.
And finally for the finishing touch, I added a butterfly created with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (pg 188 item 118318) and a small scrap of Floral District DSP.
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Stampin’ Up! catalogs are shipping now and if you are a Paperinkle Customer Rewards Club Member, you should have already received your free copy !
Not a member yet – don’t worry, I’d love for you to be a member in the future! To get a catalog, just follow the pay pal link below. Pay $4.95 for priority postage and a catalog will be on the way! Please be sure to provide your mailing address!
I love the combination of Daffodil Delight with Island Indigo. So when I needed a quick birthday gift, I knew it was the perfect combination. Here’s the fun treat holder I made to fit the gift I had in mind. Wondering what’s inside?
A set of three fun stylus’ to use with and iPad or other mobile device. Stylus’ are inexpensive, fun and come in a variety of colors so I find them the perfect quick gift!
And of course, this fun gift would not be complete without a matching card! I knew I wanted a crisp clean look, so, I pulled out one of my favorite templates.
To add a little extra pop, run the daffodil delight and the card base through your favorite embossing folder before adding on the sentiment or ribbon!
Share your favorite stamp set and color combination with this template!
Check out this great card the we made in our team meeting ! It’s a sneak peek of all the fun the new Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set has to offer! And don’t you love how the new In Color, Raspberry Ripple pairs with Crumb Cake?
And did you notice how neatly that banner is cut out? That’s right, it’s Bitty Banner Framelits to use with the all new Itty Bitty Banner stamp set. You will have all the occasions covered in style with this set!
Stamps: Betsy’s Blossoms( 126004 wood, 126006 clear), Itty Bitty Banners (126255 wood, 126257 clear)
Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple ( 126842), Crumb Cake (120953)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Big Shot (113439): Bitty banners Framelits (129267)
You have until May 31st or while supplies last to get your favorites. But remember, it’s until supplies last so if there is something you just can’t live without – order today!
I’m having a great time playing with the Mixed Bunch Stamps, and Blossom Punch!
all available through April 30th in the Stampin Up Occasions Mini. Its the perfect set for welcoming Spring!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder
Punch: Blossom Punch, Pinking Hearts Border
Brad: Designer Printed Brads in 2011-2013 In Colors, shown in Lucky Limeade
And here’s a collection showing off our embossing colors in Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo. Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Perfectly Penned; Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White; Ink: Embossing Powder in Tangerine Tango, Versamark, Lucky Limeade; Extras: Tangerine Tango Button tied with Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Blossom Punch
In just about every workshop I do, a customer will see all of the great products Stampin’ Up! has to offer and become quickly overwhelmed. So what is the best way to select a stamp set? Look for something you love and something that will be adaptable to several occasions. In my opinion, the best set is a well used set!
Most recently, I find customers gravitating to one of my favorite sets, Easy Events.
It’s a great set that is adaptable to many occasions. It works great for any size card and you can use just the words, the image or both. The images are adaptable for a variety of coloring techniques.
Check out this card my daughter made using Easy Events and the 1″ circle punch!
I love it and can easily see it being transformed into an entire shower theme, can’t you ? Invites, cakes, cupcake toppers, cupcake holders, napkins, napping rings, hanging decorations… there just aren’t enough hours in the day!
Stamp Set: Easy Events Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Ink: Staz On Black, Colored Pencils, Journaling Marker – Black Tools: 1″ punch
Interested in a kit to make your own invitations and/or party decorations? Or, want them custom made for you? Email me, I just may be able to help!
My digital studio has so many options to preserve memories. One of my favorites is a Rivet Swatchbook. It’s the perfect size to keep as a brag book in your purse or even makes a great picture book for a child. There are all kinds of templates available or you can design your own. Here’s a design your own birthday swatch book that I made for my husband. His gift was a vacation including a pacific coastal cruise and visit with old friends at the Midway museum.
Creating the swatch book was fun and a great way to give the gift!
Riveted Swatchbooks cost $12.95 (plus shipping) to print through My Digital Studio. There are templates available or design your own! They are made from high quality heavy duty paper, have rounded corners, are secured with a rivets and come protected with a clear plastic front and back cover. With 26 pages to design (13 front and back) you will have plenty of room to create.
What else can you do with swatch books?
Bookmarksw – just create each page, pull apart, add a ribbon to the corner and you have 13 great bookmarks you can personalize and give as gifts.
ABC Book – with 26 pages it’s perfect to create a book with personalized pictures to help your favorite little one learn the A,B,C’s
Capturing Special Moments throughout the year – add a new page each month and at the end of the year, you will have a fabulous keepsake
Craft techniques – what a great way to keep all of your craft ideas in one place
Gardening tips – Keep track of your garden by creating reference cards.
My next project will be the recipe book! Leave a comment or send me an email to share your great ideas for the use of the Swatchbook!