Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bonus Days and More

Hello everyone.
I do not want you to miss out on Bonus Days! What are these? Well, Stampin' Up! introduced this promotion last year and since it was such a success they have decided to do it again. Spend in July, earn in August.

Basically, for every $60 you spend (before shipping & tax) in July, you will earn a coupon valued at $6.00 that you can spend in the month of August. If you spend $120, you will receive two coupons. Now, if you spend a minimum of $200, you will get your Stampin' Rewards worth $20 plus three coupons.

Collect your coupons and then spend them in August. And there will be a new stamp set bundle available in August - a preview to the Holiday Catalogue. The stamp set is called Carols for Christmas and is a fabulous set for building card fronts for your holiday card making.

Check out Brandi Barnard's explanation of how it works here and then return here to read the fine print.

This would also be a PERFECT time to stock up on the essentials – card stock, envelopes,  adhesive, etc. Check your supplies and make a list! 

The fine print:
  • Bonus Days promotion runs July 1–31, 2017
  • Redemption your Bonus Days coupons August 1–31, 2017
  • A valid email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email so MAKE SURE your email address is correct.
  • SAVE THE EMAILS containing your Bonus Days coupon codes OR print out the coupons. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.  (Stampin Up is not giving me your code if its lost. I will have no way of finding this code for you.  Don’t lose it!!!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons
If your order is less that $200 then send to me and I will place in a group order. Or, go ahead and order online to be entered into the monthly Host Code draw.

Happy shopping everyone.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th

Hello my fellow card-makers,

My downline, Adrienne, hosted a card class featuring Canada Day cards using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. Adrienne designed four fabulous cards, one of which featured a cute beaver using the Fox Builder punch. So cute!!! This stamp set is perfect for Canada Day because it has two different sized maple leaves with coordinating framelits. Check out Adrienne's blog post here.

One card is scored multiple times along the horizontal edge and then folded to create waves in the flag. I made another card using this same folding design and am sharing it here with you.

To make this card cut a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock to measure 4-1/4" x 11 and score and fold at 5-1/2".

Along the horizontal side, score at 3-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4".
Flip the card stock over and score at 6" and 8-3/4".

Now, to avoid the card stock from cracking, be sure to fold and burnish on the mountain sides of each score line.

Your card should look like this:

Decorate it however you want. On the one I made, the two red strips measure 1-1/2" x 4" and I ran them through the Seashore embossing folder.

I then stamped the large maple leaf from the stamp set - it's a double stamp. I first stamped the outline and then I stamped the solid image after stamping on a scrap piece to remove some of the ink.

I then added Wink of Stella. The lettering on the inside of the card comes from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

If you'd like any of the products featured in this card, you can find them in my online store. If you have trouble finding anything, drop me a comment here and I'll give you a hand.

Whatever your plans, have a wonderful Canada Day.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Wedding Theme

Welcome back to this month's blog hop - the month of weddings. My parents were married in June, June 24 to be exact and they would have been married for 64 years if they had lived on into their eighties. My husband and I will have been married for 30 years this August, August 15 to be exact.

Today, with so many couples already living together, they already have so much of the basic items that were traditionally given as a wedding gift. Now couples seem to be struggling to make ends meet so a gift card or cash seems to be appropriate and much appreciated.

And for this reason I chose to create a gift card wedding card in monochromatic tones using Whisper White and Tranquil Tide. The gift card is held in place by a panel that slides into the envelope. The envelope is made using the designer series paper on top of which you layer a piece of Tranquil Tide. Then, rather than a flat one-dimensional greeting piece, I decided to create a small card for the front.

 Here are the card supplies I used:

Floral Phrases stamp set
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Tranquil Tide card stock
Whisper White card stock
Tranquil Tide stamp pad
VersaMark stamp pad
Silver embossing powder
Word Window punch (retired) or Classic Label punch
1-3/4" circle punch
Hole punch
Layering ovals framelits
1/2" finely woven ribbon in Tranquil Tide

Cutting Measurements (CS = card stock; DSP = designer series paper) and Assembly

For the card envelope:

Tranquil Tide DSP : 6" x 9", scored in landscape position at 4-1/4" and 8-1/2". In portrait position score at 1/2" on left side.
Top layer: Tranquil Tide CS: 5-1/4" x 4"

Burnish the score lines on the DSP envelope. I suggest using Tear & Tape for the adhesive.
Adhere the Tranquil Tide card stock on top.
Using the circle punch, punch half a hole on the top half of the opening.
Set aside.

For the small card:
Whisper White CS: 7-1/2" x 2-3/4" scored at 3-3/4"
1st layer: Tranquil Tide CS: 3-5/8" x 2-5/8"
2nd layer: Tranquil Tide DSP: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Adhere the card stock piece followed by the DSP piece to the front. Cut a 1/2" slit along the spine of the card to thread the ribbon through and tie a knot. Stick a glue dot beneath the ribbon to hold in place.
On scrap Whisper White card stock stamp the floral image in VersaMark, cover with silver embossing powder and heat set. Cut out, add dimensionals and stick to card front.
Stamp the 'wedding wishes' greeting and cut out with one of the oval framelits. Cut out a corresponding scallop. Stick the two together then stick on top of ribbon using glue dots.
Stamp a corresponding greeting on the inside.

For the gift card insert:
Tranquil Tide CS: 5-1/4" x 4"
1st layer: Tranquil Tide DSP: 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
2nd layer: Whisper White CS: 5" x 3-6/8"

Repeatedly cut a slot using the Word Window or Classic Label punch making it wide enough to hold a gift card which typically measures 3-3/8" x 2-1/8".
Stamp and emboss the floral image.
Adhere the layers to the base. Be sure to only stick adhesive around the edges of the Whisper White layer to ensure the insertion of the gift card.
Punch a hole on the right side and thread the ribbon through and knot.

For an envelope to put the entire project in, I found that a regular A2 envelope was too small so I make one using the Envelope Punch Board and selected the Card Size of 4-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Now go and make one as this design can be used for any occasion but before you do that, please be sure to visit our other demonstrator's submissions.

Jean M.
Bruni P.

Participants this month:
Adrienne H.
Bruni P.
Erica E. (that's me)
Jean M.
Miran B.
Happy stamping everyone!