September 28, 2017

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Treats

Hello there and Happy Thursday! I hope this is finding you well, I for one am fighting off a nasty head cold, so just to forewarn you if my sentence structure seems a bit off, well medicine head has a way of doing that to ya, especially when sleep seems to elude you. Anyway, enough whining. I have a really cute treat to share with you using the Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe stamp set. I just love it! Especially since I am a Pumpkin Spice FREAK! I LOVE all things Pumpkin Spice, YUM! And what better with a hot cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee than a Biscotti to dunk? Seriously,, here it is

These little treat bags are a cinch to make using the Mini Treat Bag Framelit Collection. I just cut 2 of the small sections for the bags from a 3" x 12" piece of DSP from the Painted Autumn collection, added some Gold Metallic Thread, stamped the coffee cup using Early Espresso Ink (perfect choice don't ya think) onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating die, I stamped the label and the lid onto Tangerine Tango Cardstock also with Early Espresso ink and cut with the coordinating dies, layered the pieces together and added to the treat holder with a couple of Dimensionals and dropped my Biscotti into the pouch.
I hope you enjoyed today's treat; if you have any questions please let me know.. 
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Happy Stamping,

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September 26, 2017

It's All About The Adhesive!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Have you ever wondered WHY Stampin' Up!® carries so many different types of adhesive? Have you ever wondered what the purpose was for each of the different types of adhesive? Well, today I am going to give you the answers to your burning questions regarding each of our adhesives and when you should use them (or not use them)


Snail adhesive is probably the simplest of all of the adhesives to use. There really isn't any learning curve for using it, and it makes applying adhesive to your project quick and easy. It shines when placing card layers together, adding ribbon to a card front or holding decorative thread in place. A weakness of Snail adhesive is that for 3D items such as boxes or other projects that have moving parts that will have stress placed on them, Snail is not really strong enough to stand up long term on these projects; you will want to turn to a stronger adhesive. 

Fast Fuse

Fast Fuse is also a convenient adhesive that rolls on to your surface, however, it does have a little learning curve. You must "check" at the end of your application to "break" the adhesive away from the applicator, otherwise, you will have a great big sticky mess on your hands...ask me how I know! It is a stronger adhesive than Snail, making it a good choice for 3D items and any projects with moving parts.

Fine Tip Glue

Fine Tip Glue is a very fluid adhesive that comes in an applicator with a very fine, needle like tip that allows you to place adhesive very precisely, in just the exact spot you need it in just the right amount you need. That make this THE go to adhesive for small embellishments such as sequins or rhinestones etc. It's also great for those detailed die cuts so that you can be very precise with your adhesive. 

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Multipurpose Liquid Glue is just that, multipurpose and is probably the most well rounded adhesive we carry. It has both a small tip applicator end for applying glue to smaller areas in well controlled amounts and a wide for applying a large amount of adhesive down onto large surface areas. Multipurpose Liquid Glue is a good strong adhesive also making it a great choice for those 3D projects. Another advantage of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue is that you have "wiggle" time to ensure your items are lined up exactly where you want them before they dry permanently in place and this leads me to the disadvantage that the slower drying time can lead to unwanted movement of layers or embellishments.

Mini Glue Dots

What can I say about Mini Glue Dots? I LOVE Mini Glue Dots! They are a real work horse in my craft room. They are perfect for adding embellishments to cards, they're great for both large and small embellishments, they are precise especially if you add them with your piercing tool. And believe it or not, those little Glue Dots are STRONG!

Tear & Tape

Tear & Tape is one of the THE strongest adhesives we carry and it is perfect for those 3D items and projects that will receive a lot of wear and tear from use. It's easy to use and comes in a roll that will last you through many a project. 

Stampin' Dimensionals and Foam Adhesive Strips

Stampin' Dimensionals provide lift while at the same time providing staying power. These little "pillows" of adhesive do just as the name implies, provides dimension for your projects by lifting the item/element you place onto your project with these little hexagons. And the best part, you can layer them one on top of the other to increase the depth and dimension of your project as you'd like.

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are a must have if you do a lot of die cutting, especially fine detailed cuts. These adhesive sheets provide edge to edge adhesive coverage when applied to the paper prior to die cutting making them the perfect choice when working with very detailed dies. This literally turns your die cuts into "stickers"

As you can see, every adhesive has it's specialty and purpose. However, while you are building your supplies, the most "well rounded" adhesive of them all is the Multipurpose Liquid Glue as it is a great general purpose glue that is effective in most situations. I hope you found this helpful in choosing the right adhesive for the job at hand. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I will be sure to get you an answer. If you found this helpful and would like more information like this, join my mailing list for lots more tips, tricks and ideas along with lots of news and information! 
Happy Stamping,

September 23, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Gift Card Set with Mini Pizza Box

Hello, happy Saturday and happy Fall! I don't know what kind of Autumn weather you're having, but we seem to have moved into more Summer weather than Summer had! I'm not complaining, I love it....but its a bit strange.
Anyway, in honor of the onset of Fall officially, I decided to share a Fall project with you, using the awesome Painted Autumn stamp set by Stampin' Up! This has got to be my most favorite set of the entire catalog, well ok, I love the entire catalog, so I will say it's my favorite Fall set.

These little Mini Pizza Boxes will hold 8 3" x 3" cards and envelopes with room to spare! Honestly, I think you could do between 12 and 16 with envelopes, but I stopped with 8. I made a video to show you just how quickly you can put these together for a gift maybe for your Thanksgiving Day dinner hostess? Or how about putting a bunch of these together, have everyone write a personal "I am thankful for you because....." for someone special and present them with the gift box full of blessed messages! I was recently at a Thirty One party where the consultant passed around a blank colored piece of paper to all of us in attendance to write something positive and affirming to our hostess to place into a a little bag that she was presenting to our hostess as a gift for having the party, but I thought what a great idea for any one any time that needs a little pick me up? Anytime they're having a bad day, they can pull out their little box of cards and read all of the positive things friends and loved ones had to say.

I hope you enjoyed today's project, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. And if you have another idea for using these gift cards and boxes, share those ideas as well, I would love to hear how you would use them. If you would love to reproduce the projects above, you can find all of the materials I used in the links below and if you want more ideas, free tutorials and great information, join my mailing list!
Have an amazing day and Happy Stamping!

Product List
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White 12" X 12" Card Stock
Mini Pizza Boxes
Crushed Curry Solid Baker’S Twine

September 19, 2017

Test Tube Spooky Treat Box

Happy Tuesday! I have a cute little treat box to share with you today. I had found these cute little Test Tubes filled with bubbles on Amazon early summer and decided to use these in preparation for an up coming craft fair since I don't currently have candy on hand to fill my Stampin' Up! Treat Tubes.
These are so quick and easy to make but I decided to do a video for you so you could see just how quick these go together.. I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to make a bunch of these to pass out to your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween season.

Below, you will find the products used in this project, linked directly to my store if you would like to re-create these adorable little boxes. I also included a link to the Test Tube Bubbles from Amazon because lets face it, who doesn't love bubbles? They can make even the most serious person smile!
Let me know if you try making your own, I would love to hear how it goes. For more ideas and Free Tutorials, join my mailing list.
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

Product List
Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Paper Snips Scissors
Simply Scored

September 14, 2017

A Great Time to Join Our Team of Kreative Heart Stampers

Good Morning and Happy Thursday! It's a little rainy here, but boy have we had an upturn in our temperatures! It's back to feeling like Summer again, at least for another week anyway. There for a couple of weeks, it was feeling like Fall had a strong foothold. Anyway, I'm enjoying the return of Summer.
Now, I want to talk to you about joining the Kreative Heart Stampers. With the holiday's lurking just around the corner, now is an AWESOME time to join. Here are just a few good reasons to join now:
1. Earn a little (or a lot) extra income. As a brand new Kreative Heart Stamper, you will earn 20% of your sales as income and if you promote to Bronze Elite (sell $900 within a rolling year) you will begin to earn 25% of your sales! And of course there are lots of other ways to increase your income that I will teach you as a Kreative Heart Stamper.
2. Save money on your own crafty purchases! Yes, as a brand new Kreative Heart Stamper, you will save 20% on your own purchases and that too increases to a 25% savings when you promote to Bronze Elite.
3. The Starter Kit is the BEST value around! Purchase $125 in YOUR CHOICE of product from any of the current catalogs for $99 +tax and receive your business supplies FREE and get FREE shipping!
4. YOU decide how you want to run YOUR business! I am here to assist you in any way you need. I will share EVERYTHING I do in my business with you, but YOU decide if that works for you! There are no Stampin' Up! or Kreative Heart Stamper Police - Just Cheer Leaders to encourage you and opportunities to grow as you choose.
We meet virtually and in person the 2nd Sunday of each month for training on business topics and to have fun crafting together. We have a Facebook group dedicated to the Kreative Heart Stampers to share and just chat and have fun. 
I would love to have you join me on this journey, it's fun, it's exciting and who doesn't want to save a little money and have an opportunity to make a little too? Oh, and there is also the extra perk of having the opportunity to earn "incentive trips"! The Stampin' Up! new year begins October 1st and we will begin working toward earning our way on to the Greek Isle Cruise making this THE perfect time to sign up, giving you a whole year to work toward the trip if that interests you. I really hope you consider this. Being a demo can and will bring you so much joy. It's truly amazing to see how a little ink and paper can make others smile and literally change their life for the better. I never would have believed it had I not experienced it first hand, but it's so true.
Here's what I want you to do, sit down with your catalog, and make out your wish list. Make it out as though money were no object then total it up. Now, pull $125 worth of product from that list -  that would be your starter kit for $99. Now, take the remaining items total and subtract 20% . Notice how much you could save! Now, break that down into bite sized orders and those are the orders you will place throughout the year marching your way toward earning 25% off your personal orders and earning 25% of orders you take from friends and family and new friends (new customers have a way of becoming new friends)
Here's a Wish List for you:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I'm here  to answer anything I can and if I don't have an answer, I will most certainly get you an answer. If you're ready to take the plunge, click here and fill out the information along with your starter kit order and in approximately 7-10 days your goodies will arrive.
If you would just like free tutorials and stay up to date with Kreative Heart happenings, join my mailing list!
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

September 12, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Pizza Boxes

Hello and Happy Tuesday! It's been a crazy day and I was running behind this morning, so my apologies for posting so late this evening. I really do try to make sure it's the first thing I do in the morning but well, my morning ran away from me, then I had to head out for work soooo, here are I and I have a really cute little project for you. I really do love these mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up! They are just the cutest. And what's more, is although they are white, you can so easily change up the color with a little ink and some Stampin' Sponges.
Take a look;
I just love the cat punch too. And the Basic Rhinestone jewel collar just pops, don't you think? I know it's hard to tell in the photo, but I did sponge the mini Pizza Box with Black Archival ink. Check out the video below and while you're there, please subscribe to my channel. I would really appreciate it if you did.
Below is a list of materials I used in this project, just click the links to pick up this awesomeness to create your own. These are perfect for the small individual packs of Candy Corn or a cookie. If you enjoyed today's project let me know in the comments below and feel free to join my mailing list for more just like this along with staying up to date with all of the Kreative Heart Happenings.
Happy Stamping, 

Product List
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Stamping Sponges
Mini Pizza Boxes
Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Cat Punch
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
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