Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Announcement: Stupendous Black Friday Freebies

I’m totally in the giving spirit and so I’m passing along this stupendous Black Friday deal to you, my loyal customers.  
For each of the spending thresholds, you’ll earn Freebies which = $ in your pocket!
When you spend $50* you’ll get a Shimmery Crystal effects. 
Spend $75* and get the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels 
Spend $100* gets you the Real Red Ruched Ribbon 
Spend $150* and get the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, the stamp that gives back. 
Spend $200* and you’ll get all the freebies! 

 *order totals are before shipping and taxes.  I reserve the right to substitute a similar item should the freebie become unavailable 

 All orders MUST include the Host Code:  7N344FHR, unless your order is $200 or more in which case you will also earn Stampin’ Rewards. 

 You will also earn my Top 6 Card Designs PDF 

 Your FREEBIES will ship separately from your order and will ship in the next week from me.   

These stupendous deals are only available when shopping with me, Stephanie Nash.  Using the Host Code will automatically identify that.
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Thursday, 21 November 2019

CARD: Sip, Sip Fancy Fold

Good day everyone!  I've had an amazingly busy week and this is the first I've had to sit down and work on my blog.  I apologize for not having more time to post.

Today, I want to share the swaps I made for OnStage last weekend.  I only made 15 cards, but they were fun to do because I decided to make a fancy fold.  I'm not really sure if this particular fold has a name, I just sort of started playing with the card stock and it came to me.  It's very likely that I'm not the first to do this fold.

For this card, I used 12" x 12" Basic Black card stock, cut to measure 4" x 12".  I then used my Stampin' Trimmer to score at 4" and 8", creating 3 panels.  From there, I took the two outer panels and score diagonally so when folded it would form two triangles as the card opening.  Using the Layering Squares Dies, I cut squares in Crumb Cake, Rose Glimmer Paper, each one size smaller than the last.  The Whisper White square was cut 2 sizes smaller than that of the Rose Glimmer paper.    The Crumb Cake and Glimmer square were then cut in half using the Stampin' Trimmer and adhered to each of the triangle panels using Snail.  On the Whisper White square, I stamped the martini glass image and "Sip Sip" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped an additional glass, filled in the glass using Flirty Flamingo Ink and cut the image out using the Sip & Celebrate Dies.  This is then popped off the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To hold the card closed, a piece of 1/2"Black Satin Ribbon is cut to 16".  It is fit to be equal around the front and back and then the back is adhered across the centre using Tear & Tape.  Once the back is secured, I flipped it back over and on only one half of the front, the ribbon is attached to the triangle at the folded edge using Tear & Tape.  The stamped Whisper White piece is then adhered over top of the ribbon to only the half of the card front, also using Tear & Tap.  The ribbon is then adhered to the back of that stamped Whisper White that over hangs.  Before tying the card closed, a second square of Whisper White is stamped with the sentiment inside and a tiny strawberry image is added to the inside corner. This is coloured with a Light Cherry Cobbler Blend and then I used the Colour Corrector Blend to lift some of the colour.  I also did this for the strawberry on the front.  Once the inside is in place, the card is tied shut and Basic Rhinestones finish it off.  

I received lots of compliments on this card from those I swapped with, and I hope you enjoy it too!  If you'd like to order any of the items you've seen here today, you can shop my online store 24/7 when you live in Canada.  Simply click on any of the images that follow to be taken directly to that product.  For a list of the benefits to naming me, Stephanie Nash, as your demonstrator, please visit my Rewards page.

Happy stampin'!
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Monday, 18 November 2019

CARD: Blue Christmas Wreath

Wow, can you believe November is half over?  It feels like it was just Halloween.  If you’re a  Christmas nut like me, you’ve likely already begun to get in the holiday spirit.  For the rest of you that celebrate, things will start ramping up over the next few weeks which is why I’m so excited to share the card I made today.

You’ll have seen similar cards already featured as I really love the All Around Wreath Dies.  This was actually one of the first cards I created with them; inspired by a decor piece another Demonstrator had done.

For this card, I used Blueberry Bushel card stock for the base.  It measures 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” and is folded in half to become 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”.  Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to be 5” x 3 3/4” and embossed it using the Scripty 3D embossing folder and my die cutting machine.  This is then adhered to the base with Snail adhesive.  Using the gorgeous Noble Peacock Foil DSP, I cut out the wreaths in Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock and Old Olive. I layered these adhering each layer with Mini Glue Dots.  Noble Peacock Basic Jewels are added to give the wreath some embellishments.  On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment using the new Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink.  Pink Glimmer paper is cut using the Stitched Label dies as is the sentiment and then layered on top of the glimmer paper.  Together these are adhered to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I absolutely love how this turned out.  What do you think?

If you love it, and would like to order any of the products shown here today, you can do so by clicking on any of the images below to be taken directly to it in my online store.  For benefits in shopping with me, visit my Rewards page.

Happy stampin'!
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Sunday, 17 November 2019

OnStage Toronto 2019

Good day friends.  I hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing day wherever you may be.  It was an incredibly busy weekend, that’s hasn’t ended yet.  I wanted to take a moment and share some of my day yesterday at OnStage in Toronto.  OnStage is an annual event held by Stampin’ Up! for their demonstrators.  We have business discussions, network, build and reinforce amazing friendships and get to see and play with products from the upcoming Mini Catalogue.  Here are some pictures I took throughout the event.

I was up at the crack of dawn, 4:45am, to get ready for the day.  I carpooled with fellow demos and friends to get to Toronto for the day.  We left at 6:00 to be sure to get a good table!

Once inside, we found tables and got our welcome gifts.  The gorgeous back pack was filled with our credentials, pens, notebook, upcoming stamp set from the new Mini catalogue and fun pins to trade (all of images from the new catty).

I'm so blessed by the friendships and support I receive along this incredible journey and I was grateful to be able to have 4 members from my direct team with me in attendance, as well as my Leader, Jenn Tinline, who also presented one of the new stamp sets

Of course, the day wouldn't be complete with a Prize Patrol and I am super excited to bring Parisian Beauty home to play with.  It's GORGEOUS.  Be sure to stay tuned for sneak peeks from the new Mini Catalogue over the coming weeks.

My Shut Up & Stamp Team continues to grow and evolve and I'm proud of each and every member as they find what works in how they want to run their "business".  Some may choose only to do this as a hobby, and that's ok too.  I'd love for you to join me next year to see exactly what this day is all about.  You'll not only make new friends and get free NEW products; but you'll join a community that is like no other.

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