Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christmas In July

Well, the thermometer in my car read this over the weekend:



But, I was thinking "Christmas" at my Christmas In July class.  So, I thought I would show you these cards over the next few days. Who knows -- It might make us feel a little cooler!  

I wanted to start with this card because it features the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set that will be available on August 2.



This stamp set is photopolymer, so it makes lining up the branches over top of the tree trunk so easy!  I stamped the trunk in Smoky Slate ink, then stamped the branches over top in Garden Green. The cardinals were stamped in Real Red, and then cut out with the coordinating framelits.  No fussy cutting here!

I just love the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!  It will be available to order beginning August 2, and will be available while supplies last. I will be placing an order on August 2, so let me know if you would like to order this bundle.  

And, from what I have seen on Pinterest, I think this bundle will sell out.  But, no worries -- Stampin' Up! said if it sells well, we may see it in a future catalog.  Yippee!

Here is a closer look at the front of the card:



You know I love to pop things up with our Stampin' Dimensionals, and this card has a lot of dimension.  And, sparkle!  I added a layer of Silver Glimmer Paper to really make this image pop.  And, I am SO glad we have the Woodlands Embossing Folder back in the 2016-2017 Catalog.  It is one of my favorite embossing folders, and I am so glad it is back.  

Here is the inside of the card:



This greeting was pulled from the Festive Flurry stamp set.  I added two Real Red cardinals to the inside of the card, too.  What do you think?

Here are the products I used to make this card.  You can find all of these fabulous products in my online store.  Just click here and click on Shop Now.
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Happy Stamping,

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Special Wedding Card for a Special Couple

Yesterday, we attended the wedding of my daughter's friend. I can hardly believe that one of her classmates from kindergarten is now married. (I am feeling old! LOL) So, I wanted to make a special card wedding card for her and her husband.  



This card was so easy to make with our 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (#141408, $22.00). I chose the Peekaboo Peach sheet with the words as my background. Here is a closer look:



I used the Better Together (#141736, $37.00) clear mount stamp set for this card.  
This stamp set has greetings for a variety of cards, and is a must-have in your craft room! Here is the inside of the card:



I hope you like this card and it inspires you to create something today!  

Happy Stamping,

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sunshine Sayings Bundle

One of my favorite new bundles is the Sunshine Sayings.  

Sunshine Sayings Bundle
Wood Mount  #142338  $52.00
Clear Mount  #142339  $45.00
If you want a versatile bundle, look no further!  The thinlits include the words sunshine, love, congrats, and hope in addition to the large flower, small flower/butterfly, and heart.  I have a special place in my heart for the "hope" thinlit -- I will be using it quite a bit to make cards for my GBMC Oncology Support Services buddies to give to patients and their families.  

Here is a card I made for my teammate's mom who was recently hospitalized:


You can create so many different greetings with all of the words in this set!  I used some of the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper on this card.  It is amazing how just a little bit of this beautiful paper can create such a special card!

The Seaside Texture Embossing Folder added subtle texture to the background.  Here is a closer view of the card:


And, here is the inside:


Have a nice weekend!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sneak Peek of Thoughtful Branches

One of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting to pre-order products before they are launched.  I just received my Thoughtful Branches Bundle last week, and I finally had a chance to sit down and play with it today:


The "tree" can also be used as a beautiful hydrangea. Here are two close-ups of the blossoms:





The first one is Sweet Sugarplum ink stamped on Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The second flower is Sweet Sugarplum ink stamped on Whisper White card stock. Both were cut out with the coordinating thinlit, and then I added some shimmer with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  (Oooohh, sparkly!) 

If you look closely, you can see that I cut two of each flower to give it more dimension.  I attached the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals, but I made sure to offset the top blossom a little bit so you can see the other flower below it.  

Here are the cards shown individually:



The Thoughtful Branches Bundle will be available (while supplies last) in August.  There is a limited supply of this bundle, but Stampin' Up! has mentioned that we may see it again in a future catalog if it sells well.  So, be sure to order your Thoughtful Branches Bundle as soon as possible beginning August 2. Contact me and I will be happy to order this for you, or shop 24/7 in my online store http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.   
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July's Paper Pumpkin Video

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  I am, and I just love getting a surprise craft kit in my mailbox each month.  Everything is ready to go -- no prep time, just fun!  Here is a video of this month's Paper Pumpkin:


Learn more about Paper Pumpkin here

Happy Stamping,



Sunday, July 17, 2016

RemARKably Creative Blog Tour


Hello, and welcome to the RemARKably Creative Blog Tour! I am so glad you stopped by. If this is your first stop on the tour, be sure to see all of the fabulous creations by just clicking on the "next" button at the end of my post.

One of my favorite new bundles from the 2016-2017 Catalog is the Jar of Love Bundle (#142342, $54.00). 


   
This stamp set is so versatile, and you can use it to make cards for so many different occasions.  It also makes cute tags for goody bags, and the flowers are just beautiful.  If you know someone who enjoys canning each summer, this set would be perfect for little gift tags to label the jars.  Lots of ideas for this bundle!

Here is a greeting card that I designed for my Stamp Club ladies this week:



The Hardwood background stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  This neutral background highlights the beautiful flowers.  Here is a close-up of the flowers:



These flowers were created with Whisper White card stock and ink. And, they were easy to cut out with the coordinating framelits. No fussy-cutting here!

And, here is the inside of the card:



I said this bundle is versatile, and here is another card with a completely different look!



The color scheme for this card came from the Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Basic Black.  The little hearts inside of the jars were stamped with Melon Mambo three times.  The darkest hearts are Melon Mambo at full strength, and the medium hearts are stamped second, and the lightest hearts are stamped third.  So, you ink the heart stamp one time, and stamp three hearts to get the different shades of Melon Mambo.  I did the same thing with the lid stamp to get three different shades of Melon Mambo.  

Here is the inside of the card:



I used the same greeting, but gave it a completely different look with the hearts.  See how versatile this bundle is?  I love it, and I know you will, too! These cards are part of my "Jar of Love" class. I will post the other two cards later this week.

Now, it is time to go to the next stop on the tour.  Just click here or on the "Next" icon below to see what Missy has created this month. We will be coming to you on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00 PM ET. 




Happy Stamping,





Here is a list of all of the blogs on the tour this month:





Anne Matasci -  http://wp.me/pCcBw-29v 



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bonus Days and Thoughtful Branches

Just a reminder about Stampin' Up!'s Bonus Days in July!  Place an order of $50 (before tax and shipping) and get a $5 coupon sent directly to your email inbox for you to use in August.  Speaking of August...  Here is a little sneak peek of a brand-new bundle that will only be available in August, while supplies last!  


As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this new bundle and it just arrived.  I cannot wait to play with it and create some samples. If you would like to order this bundle, be sure to place your online order beginning August 1, or contact me and I will be happy to place it for you.  

Also, be sure to come back tomorrow evening for the brand-new RemARKably Creative Blog Tour.

Happy Stamping,