Friday, January 29, 2016

Stampin' Up Bloomin' Love and How to manage the Big Shot when cutting intricate die cuts

Hello Friends!

This week was stamp club and my friends were here looking through some of my samples from this GORGEOUS Bloomin' Love Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

A few weeks ago, I posted a video to youtube to share how easy it is to make some of these die cut's slip out more easily, and promised to share some printable graphics I made to help you remember the sandwich layers when you are doing your die cutting with the big shot and I thought that I should really post it here too!  

I have been adding a lot of video's lately. If you think of it while you are watching the video, please subscribe to my channel and show me some love!  Knowing that people are watching and appreciating, makes me want to do more!  

Here are some Measurements for this card:
Base Layer 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Silver Foil 3 7/8" square
Layer 3: Whisper white 5 1/4" x 4

The die cut flowers came from whisper white card stock and I used Stampin' Up's Mini Brads and dimensionals to adhere them to the card front.  

Here are the printable graphics you can use and keep with your big shot so you won't forget the sandwich pieces you are looking for.  

Thanks for stopping by tonight.  Here is a complete shopping list.  If you're headed over to my store to get some tools you need, you can use the host code: NTEEFZS7  when you're shopping in my store through next Thursday.  Thank you so much!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stampin Up Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop JANUARY 2016, Love Is All You Need, Freezer Paper Resist Technique, Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle

Good Afternoon!

I am part of the most wonderful blog hop, with super talented demonstrators from all over the world! Please be sure to check out all their work below!

The theme this month is "Love is all you need" and I have a really sweet friend on my mind today.  My dear friend Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer last week, and she's going in for surgery today.  I plan on sending her both these cards.  She is a blessing to so many and to me!
I have been a woman on a mission playing with the freezer paper technique I have to share with you today.

The steps are pretty basic:
  1. Cut some freezer paper (found at the grocery store) out with a big shot die.
  2. Iron it on your paper.
  3. Watercolor on top. (glitter optional too)
  4. Use a heat gun and a pair of paper snips to lift the watercolor paper.
  5. Fill in any imperfections with a white gel pen
  6. Finish your card.
Here is a video I did for you today to show you the steps.

As far as the big shot tips, after showing "how easy" my dies were to cut, i had some trouble and left it in there so you could see how I fixed it.  If you have trouble sometimes with intricate cuts, below are two graphics that can help you with your sandwich when cutting intricate dies.  To see a video all about cutting intricate cuts, check out this video.


Here is another example I made using the same technique and the Bloomin Love Bundle also by Stampin' Up! and I used the above guide for the intricate cut, making it MUCH easier to get a clean cut than before. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share with you today.

Please be sure to check out all of the other talented demonstrators on today's hop!


Selene Kempton

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sale-A-Bration is starting, Last call for the Stampin' Up Bloomin' Love Card Class

Just a reminder that today is the last call for tomorrow's
Bloomin' Love Card Class!

Just click the "Get more information" link below to get more info and sign up for that if you plan to join us, in person, to go or directions only.


Yesterday, marked the beginning of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs.  It is our busiest season of the year and I'm so excited.  We had our kickoff party this past Sunday, and what a great time we had!  

If you are one of my regular customers and haven't gotten your two new catalogs, just send me a message so we can connect and get them to you.  

You can also click the images below to go see the catalogs here online.


IMPORTANT!!  Please know that the the items on pages 16-19 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog are ONLY available through February 15th.  So, if you want those items, you'll want to focus on getting those first.

Register Now!

What Is Sale-A-Bration?
Sale-A-Bration is an annual sale and Stampin' Up's biggest promotion of the year.  

for every $50 you spend, you get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration reward-you'll get to choose from several brand-new products (check out the catalog above) that are available only during Sale-A-Bration! Here's a link to my store.

The best deal in the book, just got better!  Choose $155 for $99 (free shipping) when you join my team during Sale-A-Bration. Be a part of our online (Facebook) community and join us for the optional $5 team meetings monthly where we swap card designs and inspire each other!  
Click here to join. (then click the big pink button half way down).

When you host a stamping private class with me during Sale-A-Bration, you're eligible to receive extra Stampin' Rewards-up to $25 more that you can use on any Stampin' Up! products!  Just send me an email to book your private class.

What Is Different in 2016?
Each Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! brings us brand-new, exclusive products that we can only earn during Sale-A-Bration. This year's Sale-A-Bration, we'll be introducing several new stamp sets and accessories-and they've broken up the product offering into two six-week periods (January 5-February 15 and February 16-March 31). So be sure to look at the products on page 16-19, to make sure you get them before February 15th if you would like them.  

Thanks so much for creating with me!  

Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up!
Monday, January 4, 2016

January Card Class ~ Featuring the Stampin' Up! Bloomin Love Stamp Set, In Person, and To Go

I love this month's card class!  The projects are all so pretty!  I cut all the cardstock, do all the embossing and bow tying and you just need to stamp and assemble!

Pricing is the SAME for in person or to-go.  Make these 4 gorgeous cards for only $15. Class fee is waived with a minimum order. 
Three Options!

In person: at 9 AM or 6:30 PM, Thursday January 7th
To Go: Same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your online order on my website of more than $25 merchandise, and use host code  7Y4P3YWP.
I'll mail you the packets and email directions next week (by Jan 14th).  Please note** Do Not Choose - No Contact - when you place your order.  So I can see where to ship your packets!  :) I cannot see who is ordering when your online account is set up with no contact.

  Receive the printable PDF directions, and video directions by January 14th for all the cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~
If you want the pre-cut, embossed, packets to go, it's only $5 more (no brainer!)  **US shipping only on that please.
Note. digital file will also be sent by the 14th also.  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions. The photos have not been watermarked and the sheets do not have my name on them, so they are demonstrator friendly to reuse them for a class.  You may offer the sheets for free with any $50 order.
Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.
Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
Stamps: 140643 Photopolymer set Bloomin Love

**Note, the bundle is NOT required to assemble the kits I mail. I precut all the pieces for you.  However, you do receive a 15% discount when you purhase the bundle.  The number for that is: 140818 bundle with the Bloomin Heart thinlit Framelits
Ink Pads:Crumb CakeBlushing Bride
Rose Red

Recomended adhesives to have on hand:
129026 Fast Fuse, 103683 Glue Dots, 104430 Dimensionals, 110755 Tombo Liquid Glue
For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.