Monday, July 18, 2016

Hubby's Beach Birthday Card

Welcome Stampin' Friends!

Today’s card is quick and easy, yet gives the sense of tranquility. The Stampin’ Up! Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack does all that! 

The photo like and textured look images in this 6" x 6" pack are just beautiful! Includes 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs!

The beach image was perfect for my hubby's Birthday card. Paired with our Wetlands stamp set, it’s a win-win! He loves the beach, the serenity, the solitude, the sound of the waves, and dreams of someday owning a house on the beach.
Measurements:
Crumb Cake card base is 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”
Whisper White frame piece is 5-5/16” x 4-2/16”
Beach image of Serene Scenery DSP is 5-1/4 ” x 4” 
Save the cut off scraps to embellish both the front and the inside of the card.
Stamped in Archival Basic Black. Popped up the over lay piece with Dimensionals. A total of maybe 10 minutes and have a beautiful card full of special meaning! Check out all the images of this gorgeous paper! 




Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack #141642
$10.00. Even more stunning in person! What would you create with them? Enjoy your day! Thanks for visiting!
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack 141642
Price: $10.00
Code for JULY 2016 Stampin' Rewards is K6U27G7Q.
Place an online order in my store using this code by July 31, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, If you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator, contact me and I'll send you one!

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Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Friday, July 15, 2016

Stampin' Party!

Welcome Stampin' Friends!

People and Stampin together! 
Inspire. Create. Share. I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, learning and teaching stamping and card making techniques, tips, ideas, and of course sharing with friends and fellow stampers! 

Stamps, ink, paper, die-cuts, embellishments, adhesives, ribbon, etc., are with my toys. The main building blocks are people! I love my people and paper crafting. What a perfect combination! 


  • Bringing out creativity 
  • Building long lasting friendships
  • Creating and sending cards and gifts
  • Providing support and customer service 
  • Sharing my little obsession with those who care
  • Spending time together
  • Getting to know each others style
  • Joy in crafting a project yourself
  • Putting a smile on someone's face with a card made just for them 

Hey, Hallmark's got nothing on us!

Host a Stampin Party with your friends at my place or yours, invite your people to enjoy creativity and stamping, learn a card making technique, make a project, see new stuff, and you could earn free products based on party sales.

Don't want any sales? No problem. For a minimal fee per person, I provide supplies and materials for you and your guests to make-n-take at least two projects with no pressure to purchase a thing! It's just for the fun of it! See, told ya, I am a bit obsessed! 


The creativity out there is amazing and as we bounce ideas and imagination off each other, we also create life-long friendships! Consider this an invitation to join in a class, become a Stamp Club Member, and/or Host your own Party!

Click the "Party!" button at the top of this blog, or HERE to schedule your own Stampin Party. Visit my events page HERE or contact me to chat! 

***Code for JULY 2016 Stampin' Rewards is K6U27G7Q.
Place an online order in my store using this code by July 31, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome Annual Catalog? If you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator, contact me and I'll send you one!

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!

Gwen Edelman, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Adorable Mini Cards!

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Today I'm sharing mini cards to fill up my "wood crate". These little cuties are created from Stampin' Up! Note Cards and Envelopes! Perfect to add to a gift, write a note of love, thanks, or encouragement for a special someone...or even a stranger who may need a lift in their day. For my demo friends, they also make great Hostess Gifts!
 Our note cards and envelopes come in a pack of 20. Cards measure 5" x 3 1/2" and envelopes measure 5 1/8" x 3 5/8". Get two mini notes and two envelopes out of each. That's 40 mini cards and envelopes for $6! Awesome Sauce!
  
Details and Supplies:
For the mini cards...
  • Cut already scored SU note cards, on the 5" side, at 2 3/8" and again at 2 3/8". You get two mini cards and a 1/4" piece left over. 
  • Decorate to your heart's content!
For the mini envelopes...
  • With the flap at the top, cut the envelopes in half at 2 9/16".
  • Seal the cut edge using Washi tape.
  • Decorate your envelopes too.
  • Now the cards will fit nicely into the mini envelopes!
Saw this idea on Pinterest, but it wasn't until our CEO, Sara demoed it at 
Onstage Live that I fell in love! Making tons of these!
 Find the faux wood crate details HEREEnjoy!

Code for JULY 2016 Stampin' Rewards is K6U27G7Q.

Place an online order in my store using this code by July 31, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, aka: Picture Book? If you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator, contact me and I'll send you one!

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bonus Days Coupon!

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
This is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered this type of promotion! For every $50 order from July 7 through July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use from August 2 through August 31. YES! 
Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it only came out a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

 DETAILS...
 • Promotion Period: July 7–31, 2016
 • Redemption Period: August 2–31, 2016
 • An email address is required to participate in this promotion. Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
 • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
 • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Don't forget...use my July Rewards Code when ordering for the opportunity to be entered for even more rewards. And be sure to print and record your Create Happy Rewards!  
Code for JULY 2016 Stampin' Rewards is K6U27G7Q.

Place an online order in my store using this code by July 31, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, If you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator, contact me and I'll send you one!

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Friday, June 17, 2016

Paper "Wooden" Crate

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
The cute little “wooden” crate box on page 148 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog jumped right out at me! I work with paper, my hubby is a master carpenter, among many other things, and of course works with wood. Which would also explain my love of wood mount stamps. So, when a customer asked me how they made that sweet crate because she didn't see a "die for that", I was curious. Looks fairly simple. I’ll figure it out!
Examined the photo to get perceptive on the size, dimensions, etc., in comparison to the Love You More card. Well, low and behold…someone already figured it out! Thank you Jackie Topa! You’re cleverness has saved me a lot of time! 

Just adorable! I'm going to make little note cards to put in mine, just haven't gotten around to it yet! 

So, here ya go! You will need:
  • One 9" x 3" piece of card stock. Score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" on the long side.I prefer a wood color card stock; Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, or what ever you like. Although the Kraft Card Stock is heavier and sturdy to use for 3D projects. 
  • Four 1" x 5" pieces of card stock, each scored at 1/2" on both ends.
I stamped all pieces with the Hardwood Background stamp before scoring and punching the handles. You can also sand the edges a bit to give it that old, weathered look, like my real wooden crates have.

That's it. Super simple and easy to put together.
  • Punch handles on both ends of the 9" x 3" piece. I used the Classic Label Punch, but the retired Word Window Punch would give your crate more of a realistic look.
  • Attach the side slats using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse, or Tear and Tape Adhesive.
Here's Jackie's visual.

Go ahead and make one or two! I'm gonna have to add a little white-ish spot on mine, since that's what the birds did to my real one on the patio! LOL! 
Have a great day and visit again soon!

Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.
Place an online order in my store using this code by June 30, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, contact me, if you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator. My loyal customers should have received theirs a few weeks ago, if not again...contact me! YAY! 

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com