Stamparatus Pre-Order

     Hello Everyone, I am so sorry I thought this went out yesterday before the pre-order started. Well, the window closed in 12 minutes flat. So if you want one to be pre-ordered be ready December 5th at 3 pm Central time. I have no doubt that it will close soon after it opens again. Good luck!

Everyone is talking about the new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus!

What is a Stamparatus? It is a stamping tool that allows you to stamp multiple cards exactly the same way with no mess and frustration.

It is similar to the Misti and the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform but has more features. Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! that explains what it is and how it is better than what is currently on the market.

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus backside with spots to store your magnets

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus pad to use with the polymer stamps,

How do you pre-order a Stamparatus?

There are 3 windows to pre-order your Stamparatus.

Pre-Order Dates

Approximate Delivery Dates

November 16th thru November 30th

Febuary 1st 2018

December 5th thru December 30th

March 19th 2018

January 5th thru January 30th 2018

April 15th 2018

During these dates, you can log in to your Stampin’ Up! online account and pre-order with your credit card and they will email you when your Stamparatus is available. You then will go back to your online account and complete your order.

If you are one of my customers that does not use credit cards or the online store please contact me to pre-order. I can only pre-order 3 per during each ordering period.

I hope this explains the newest tool available to you from Stampin’ Up! For those who decide not to pre-order, it will be in the new annual catalog in June 2018.

Painted Harvest Fall Card

Painted Harvest is what I needed. I needed a fall card so I decided to try my hand at an Eclipse card.  The technique came to me in an email from SplitCoast Stampers. Check out the tutorial at the bottom of the page.

This particular stamp set is absolutely wonderful for fall. I have found several different ways to use it already. 

Here is some of the different color combinations that I played with. Of course you can find all kinds of color charts on how the set looks with other colors online. I personally think its just fun to play around with all the different combinations myself. 

I also made a Baby card for my Brother and Sister in law whom just had their first baby. I sent a baby blanket and hat to them as well. All in peach colors which is what they are doing the nursery in. I am happy to say baby and mom are just fine. My mother in law is ecstatic. Hopefully, everyone will continue to do well and we see lots of pictures of our sweet new niece.

Baby Eclipse card made with Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral flowers

Peach and Cream Blanket with Hat I made for Baby Josephine.

Anyway back to the Painted Harvest Eclipse card. I decided to do this one for fall to teach at my Advanced technique class this month. I was going to do some Halloween cards this year but they have been making those at Pelican. So I went with a different approach.

Harvest Flower Fall Eclipse card

Here is a closer look at the eclipse part.

I did the inside of the card too with the Painted Harvest flowers and a sweet sentiment from the set. I did, however, use Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock on this card. I know it is retired but I could not help it. This color just looks so fabulous with Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry. IT screams FALL Yall. Which is what we need here in the south. I think mother nature has forgotten that it is supposed to be cooler and has left us in the heat from 80-92 degrees here lately. I am hoping that a real cool front comes and cools us off and makes it feel more like fall here.

Check out the tutorial from SplitCoast Stampers here. There is also a video as well below.

Here is a list of supplies I used. I put the Elegant Eggplant in here instead of the BlackBerry Bliss Since it has been retired. My class will be doing this at our Advanced class.

Hope you enjoy!!

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

1/4″ Copper Trim

$6.00

Large Letters Framelits Dies

$99.00

Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

$8.00

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad

$6.50

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad

$6.50

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad

$6.50

Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

$9.00

Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

$8.00

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

$4.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Don’t forget that we have a sale going on on our Designer Series Paper. Check it out. Till October 31st 2017.

Click here to shop

Halloween Kitty

So I have been very neglectful with my blogging these past few month. I have been a bit depressed with my husbands’ new work schedule. It has not given me the warm and fuzzies to create these past few weeks. I am hoping to get better. I find when I finally sit down to write I end up napping on the couch or crocheting something for someone else. Check out this blanket I did for my Chiropractor’s new baby coming next month.

Baby Boy Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now back to the card at hand.  LOL

This Cat Punch card is so super simple and a perfect Halloween card.

  • I started with 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Crushed Curry Cardstock folded in half for the base.
  • A piece of Basic Black cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inch. I then took the largest circle of the Layering Circles Framelits and cut out the “moon”. With this leftover piece, I punched out my Cat with the punch.
  • Taking your basic black lay it atop the crushed curry where you would like it to be and sponge some Pumpkin Pie ink with a sponge. This creates your moon’s textured look.
  • I then placed my Linen thread around my basic black and then popped it up with dimentionals.
  • Take your small circle punch and cut out 3 circles. Stamp a pumpkin face on one. I drew mine in after realizing I had one from the Paper Pumpkin kit that we got for September. I was a little bummed about that. Oh well, I  can redo it again if I choose to for the kids.
  • I then took the Whisper White craft in and sponged it onto all the circles and then a bit on my punched out Cat. Place all your circles together with some glue staggering them so they look like a pumpkin. I did use a touch of old olive for a leaf on the pumpkin.
  • I glued the cat and the pumpkin onto the basic black and used a dimensionals for the head of the cat to keep it popped up.
  • Lastly, I took a 1/4 x 4 inch piece of pumpkin pie cardstock and stamped Happy Halloween on it.

A simple and quick card for the Grandkids…

 

Don’t forget that we have a Designer Series Paper sale going on until the end of the month. Check out the sale below.

 

Click here to shop

 

Happy Craftin,

World Card Making Day Sales!!

Stampin’ Up! is doing a few sales that started October 1st. I would be bad demonstrator if I did not tell you girls about it.  So without further ado here they are…..

 

WCMD_DEMO-Flyer_US 2017

 

We are also doing a sale of the DSP. Buy 3 and get 1 free. Here is a list of the DSP that is available for you to purchase.

Please contact me to order or just click on my shop link to order.

Click here to shop

 

Hostess Code for October:   EDJDVHT4

 

 

 

 

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Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek and Clearance items

Sneak Peak for the 2017 Holiday Catalog

I got my preorder in last week and have busy making some samples for all to see. I will be doing more so keep your eye out for them.

New in the 2017 Holiday catalog

This is one retired Baked Brown Sugar paper


I made this one for a cousins wedding. When I saw this in the new Catalog I thought it would be perfect for a wedding. Here is the front of the card.

Using Flourishing Phrases and the
Flourish Thinlits Dies

It opens to this

This gate is New in the Holiday Catalog

 

This is the inside of the gate

Using the retired Beautiful Ride stamp set

 

 


 New Items in the Clearance Rack

These deals won’t last long. First come first serve. Get them while you can.  Some of my favorite picks are the Flower punch and the fringe scissors. Below is a list of some items that were hot ticket items when they came out. The festive flower punch makes an incredible Christmas flower click here if you missed it.

 

Happy Shoppin,

Amy

 

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Colour INKspiration Challange #CI15

Colour INKspiration #CI15

This was the challenge. For me it was hard. I am not a fan of the Elegant Eggplant. So I pushed my buttons and made it work. Thanks to Melissa Kerman’s post and some water stamping the card was born. I am very happy with how it turned out. This card has so many techniques in it. Yet it is so simple to make. A bit of sponging, water stamping, embossing, and lots of layering going on with this card. That is what makes it so fabulous.

Lovely Words

#CI15 INKspiration Challenge entry

This card is one of the top 5 picks

Here is another sample of a card with the same techniques used in the prior one. I am not as happy with it as I am the one above.

water stamping technique

Lovely Words with Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist colors from Stampin’ Up!

 

This card uses the following


Have you ever wondered about Paper Pumpkin and what it is? Well now is your chance to check it out at half off.  Yes, that is right HALF OFF!! Check out the video for some details.

I have a Coffee and Cards every month on the 2nd Thursday of every month and we use Paper Pumpkin kits. You can check out my calendar for details here.

Happy Craftin,

Amy

Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch

The Daisy Delight bundle is just AWESOME!!  I have loved it from the moment I laid my hands on the set at OnStage. I, however, was not the only person who thought so. This set is a hot ticket item. Ever since it went live it has been on backorder until now. I can finally show my love for the set. I have done many things with it as you will see in this post.

First I am going to start you off with a Mother’s Day card I made with this set. It includes the Designer Series Paper as well.

Eastern Palace Framelits

Delightful Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp set

I used a retired set for the inside.

daffodil delight

Delightful Daisy DSP

I also made some pop-up cards.

Wood Crate with Wood Textured DSP along with the Happy Birthday Framelit create this beauty

 

I also did a small basket of daisies for my bathroom. I am also working on some Wall art for the bathroom.

Wood Textures DSP

Wood Crate with Daisy Delight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was so thrilled with the Daisy Delight set I totally redid my bathroom. The new Daisy Delight set inspired shower curtain and rugs. I also got to finally finish and hang a watercolor drawing my dad drew for me before he passed away. I love this so much. Mom found it at her house and gave it to me and I used the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils to complete it.

Drawn by Danny H Austin 1998 ish painted by Amy Austin-Kinler 2017 with watercolor pencils.


This bundle is so fabulous. There are so many uses for it.

The supplies you will need for the card is below:

I know my ladies love this set. Some have finally been able to order it. I can not wait to see what they do with it.

 

Happy Craftin,

Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas has been chosen by Stampin’ Up! as an early release for our customers this year from the new holiday catalog. So here is your chance to get your hands on some exciting stuff before the catalog comes out. Check out these samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the video from Stampin’ Up!

Here are the prices of the Carols of Christmas bundles and items that you can pre order. Just click on the picture and it will take you straight to the online store.

Don’t forget to use your coupons for your Carols of Christmas bundles!

Hostess Code this month is 2DMBGURH

Happy Shoppin’,

Amy

Colorful Seasons with Chicks and Pigs

The Colorful Seasons bundle is so extremely versatile. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons with this perfect bundle. I have been working on cards to send to a group that supports Cards for Little Hearts and they are been asking for Fall and Winter scene cards.  You have seen the Snowflake card I have chosen to do for the Winter scene posted July 12th. Check here if you missed it. Below is the card I have done for our Fall card. I do hope you like it. The girls had fun doing this card. It was a lot of work since we made two each. So worth it though. During class, the girls were given the choice to do the pig or the Chick. Everyone choose the Chick from the retired set Hey Chick.

Please let me know what you think, comments are always appreciated.

embossing paste

Colorful Seasons, Hey Chick (retired) and Little Piggies

Seeing this card in a picture just does not do it justice. I added the embossing paste which gave it a rich texture and then we made sure we crinkled the leaves and put Wink of Stella on them as well. This made for such fantastic depth and dimension on this card.

I am working on a post about how to use your embossing paste. There are so many ways to use it.

  1.  You can add color to it before you spread your paste. Doing this before gives you a pure color like you see in this card on the brick.
  2. When adding color after the embossing paste has dried Doing it after gives you a rich color around the paste and a bit softer color on the paste. I have not tried this as of yet but I will be sure to post about it when I do.
  3. You can make your project have more texture by not making it completely smooth. When doing the brick in this project I made sure that I lifted my knife straight up in some spots to make the bricks seem rough as they would be in real life.

Shopping list for this card.

This months Hostess Code is

 2DMBGURH   
P.S.  Be on the look out for some sneak peeks into the Holiday Catalog coming to you soon. It will go live September 1st. If you need a catalog please let me know so I can get you one. Email me at amy@stampinwithaheart.com
Happy Craftin,
Amy