Monday, October 29, 2012

Salsa Stampers! DIY Time -- Autumn Cards and a Blender Pen Recipe: Tweet Leaves and Gently Falling




Note:  All page numbers refer to the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog unless otherwise indicated.

This technique is great to use with the Naturals White or Ivory c/s (pg. 160) as it has a heavier weight and will take the water color spritzing well.   

Tweet Leaves Card:
Ingredients
Stamps:  Tweet Leaves pg. 31 in Holiday catalog, Lacy and Lovely, pg. 99
Ink:  Early Espresso
C/S:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Extras:  Woodgrain embossing folder, pg. 33 in Holiday catalog, Autumn Accents die, pg. 33 in Holiday catalog, Oval punch, pg. 184, Circles #2 die, pg. 193,  1 ¾” circle punch, pg. 184

Directions:
·         Fold Daffodil Delight card base and set to one side.  Emboss Soft Suede c/s using the Woodgrain Embossing folder.  Sponge with Crumb Cake ink and layer onto the Daffodil Delight base. 
·         Stamp Tweet Leaves stamp onto already cut out leaf using Early Espresso ink.  Allow to dry and color in.  Stamp another image onto the Very Vanilla c/s and punch out the bird using the 1 ¾” circle punch.  Color in the bird and layer onto the larger Daffodil Delight circle.  Layer onto the leaf using dimensionals. 
·         Take the Crumb Cake piece to the Big Shot and die cut the oak leaf.  I’ve done the rest of the leaves for you.
·         Take each leaf and crunch up, then lightly sponge over the crunched areas with Crumb Cake ink. 
·         Attach leaves to the card using adhesive.  Attach the Tweet Bird image using dimensionals.
·         Stamp and punch out sentiment using Oval Punch.  Add to your card using dimensionals and you are done!

Gently Falling Cards:
Ingredients
Stamps:  Gently Falling, pg. 86,  Blooming with Kindness, pg. 87,
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Markers:  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi 
C/S: Naturals White, pg. 160
Extras: Naturals Designer Button pg. 176, linen thread ,pg. 173, Stamp-a-ma-jig, pg.7, Color Spritzer Tool,  pg.179, Stampin' Spritzer, pg. 179

Directions:
·         Apply markers on the solid leaf image using 3-4 markers in various shades of autumn colors. Spritz just a little with a fine mist of water.  Stamp onto the surface of your paper and allow to dry.  Do this technique again and stamp another leaf onto your card with the stems crossing. 
·         Using Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp line design over the previous image using Chocolate Chip ink.
·         Spritz with Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red markers and Color Spritzer Tool
·         Stamp sentiment on the front and inside. 

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Here's a recipe for you :  Like all pens, even the Stampin' Up! Blender Pen will eventually dry out.  In the Useful Documents list to the left is an easy recipe for the solution in the Blender Pen and instructions on how to rehydrate your Blender Pens!



Salsa Stampers: Today Only -- Special Sale! Ended 11:55pm Monday 10/29/12

Hi All!
Stampin' Up! is doing a one-day sale on almost all of our stamp sets! All sets that qualify are 15% off today ONLY until 11:55 pm! Look through the catalogs and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!
It's also a great time to stock up on paper, ribbon and envelopes.  
Details:  15% off on all stamps sets in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Remember - the sale is today only MONDAY, OCTOBER 29. 
You can place your order with me, or go to my website and order directly... just hit "Shop Now" and go from there! 
Have a wonderful day!
Kathy Morgan
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator - Manager
Visit my website at http://kathymorgan.stampinup.net
Visit my blog at www.salsastamper.blogspot.com
Or call me at 505.440.7942

Monday, October 22, 2012

Salsa Stampers! SU! October Promotion, Single Stamp Deals, and Classes


October Promotion:  Stampin' Up! has an October promotion, themed for Christmas!  Check out the Event Information on the left!

Single Stamp Deals from Stampin' Up!  Hey, stampers!  Stampin' Up! is offering the ability to purchases single stamps from three different stamp sets:  Perfectly Penned, Seasonal Sayings, and Word Play!  This is your chance to get that single stamp (or two, or three) out of any of those three sets for very reasonable prices.  Deals are available through January 2, 2013.  Details are in the Event Information to the left (one for each stamp set).  Stocking Stuffers, anyone?
 
Classes are scheduled:
Stamp Camp at Bernalillo County Extension Association.  October 24, Wednesday.  5 projects for $15.00.

Classes at Turner School of Driving:
Save the date:  November 17 class for Christmas Cards.   20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Salsa Stampers! Classes, October Promotion, and Single Stamp Specials


October Promotion:  Stampin' Up! has an October promotion, themed for Christmas!  Check out the Event Information on the left!

Single Stamp Deals from Stampin' Up!  Hey, stampers!  Stampin' Up! is offering the ability to purchases single stamps from three different stamp sets:  Perfectly Penned, Seasonal Sayings, and Word Play!  This is your chance to get that single stamp (or two, or three) out of any of those three sets for very reasonable prices.  Deals are available through January 2, 2013.  Details are in the Event Documents to the left (one for each stamp set).  Stocking Stuffers, anyone?
 
Classes are scheduled:
Stamp Camp at Bernalillo County Extension Association.  October 24, Wednesday.  5 projects for $15.00.

Hallowe'en themed card class through SERP.   October 16, Tuesday, 4:45pm to 7:15pm.  $20.00.  See Flyer in Event Information on the left.  You must be able to get onto Kirtland Air Force Base to attend this class, held in the Thunderbird Cafeteria.  Call David Devine, 844-8486 to reserve a seat.

Classes at Turner School of Driving:
Hallowe'en Stamp-A-Stack, 10/17, 10:00am to noon.  20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Christmas 6 X 6 Scrapbook!  10/20, 10:00am to noon.  5 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Save the date:  November 17 class for Christmas Cards.   20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Salsa Stampers! Single Stamp Deals!

Single Stamp Deals from Stampin' Up!  Hey, stampers!  Stampin' Up! is offering the ability to purchases single stamps from three different stamp sets:  Perfectly Penned, Seasonal Sayings, and Word Play!  This is your chance to get that single stamp (or two, or three) out of any of those three sets for very reasonable prices.  Deals are available through January 2, 2013.  Details are in the Event Documents to the left (one for each stamp set).  Stocking Stuffers, anyone?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Salsa Stampers! October Promotion, Classes


October Promotion:  Stampin' Up! has an October promotion, themed for Christmas!  Check out the Event Information on the left!


Classes are scheduled:

Hallowe'en themed card class through SERP.   October 16, Tuesday, 4:45pm to 7:15pm.  $20.00.  See Flyer in Event Information on the left.  You must be able to get onto Kirtland Air Force Base to attend this class, held in the Thunderbird Cafeteria.  Call David Devine, 844-8486 to reserve a seat.


Stamp Camp at Bernalillo County Extension Association.  October 24, Wednesday.  5 projects for $15.00.


Classes at Turner School of Driving:

Hallowe'en Stamp-A-Stack, 10/20, 10:00am to noon.  20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Christmas 6 X 6 Scrapbook!  10/17, 10:00am to noon.  5 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)


Save the date:  November 17 class for Christmas Cards.   20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)


Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: Butterfly Card, Fabric Pin, and Birthday Box






Note:  Page numbers refer to the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog unless otherwise indicated.

 Lacy and Lovely Butterfly Cards:
Ingredients
Stamp: Lacy and Lovely pg. 99
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party
C/S: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party
 Extras:  Butterfly punch pg. 184, Itty Bitty Shapes flower punch pg. 183, Rhinestones pg. 175, mini glue dots pg. 171

Directions:
·         On Whisper White c/s stamp largest Lacy circle using Rich Razzleberry ink.  Stamp the next smaller Lacey stamp just below the first one using Rich Raspberry ink.  Allow to dry a minute and then stamp the smallest flowers on the Whisper White c/s using Pool Party ink.  Stamp Thank you or other sentiment in Rich Razzleberry in to the right of your images.  Set aside to dry.
·         Punch out a Pool Party and a Rich Razzleberry butterfly using the butterfly punch.  Curve the wings.  Add three rhinestones to the center of each of the butterflies. 
·         Punch out two Pool Party flowers and one Rich Razzleberry flower using the Itty Bitty Shapes flower punch.  Add a rhinestone to each center. 
·         Layer the Rich Razzleberry c/s onto your base Pool Party c/s.  Layer the Whisper White c/s onto the Rich Razzleberry c/s.  Add butterflies and flowers to your card using mini glue dots.  Stamp the inside of your card and envelope

Fabric Pin:
Ingredients
Extras: Vintage Brads, Different Satin, Velvet and Sheer Fabrics, Circles Die # 2, Big Shot, Candle, Crop a Dile, pin backs, sticky backed felt

Directions:
·         Take 7 – 8 pieces of different types of fabric and die cut using the Circles Die #2.  If the fabric does not cut cleanly, cut the rest of the way around the circle with scissors. Die cut the sticky backed felt using the smaller of the circles on the Circles #2 Die.
·         Light candle and singe the edges of all of the circles.  Add sticky backed felt to the back side of the largest circle and layer the rest of the fabric together and punch a hole in the center using the Crop a Dile.
·         Add brad though all layers of fabric and add pin back.  Put the tines of the brad through the center hole of the pin back and set.   Hope you enjoyed making this beautiful flower pin.

Birthday Box:
Ingredients
Stamp:  Daydream Medallions pg. 117, Itty Bitty Banners pg. 134
Ink:  Versamark, Stazon Black 
Fabric:  Essentials Designer Fabric pg. 170, Flirtatious pg. 171
Extras:  Flower Folds Bigz XL, Big Shot, Needle, Thread, Glue Gun, Silicone Craft Pad, page 31 in Holiday Catalog, Bitty Banners framelits pg. 191, glimmer brads pg. 174, Kraft Gift Box, pg. 161

Directions:
·         Cut out 8-10 flowers using the Big Shot, Flower Folds Bigz XL die and fabric of choice.  Fold flowers in half and then quarters.  Take a stitch in the point of the fold with the tread and needle and string all together.  Tie knot in the thread.  Scrunch up the flower moving the fabric petals around until you like it. 
·         Heat up the glue gun.  Place a small dot of glue onto the silicone craft sheet and place your flower on top of the glue.  Hold down a minute until the glue has set.  If you need to glue a spot or two more so that your flower stands up well, do so.  Set aside to cool.
·         Take Kraft box and stamp with circles from the Daydream Medallions onto box using Versamark.  Assemble.  
·         Cut a ribbon from the fabric and tie around the box. 
·         Stamp “Happy Birthday” and “For You” from the Itty Bitty Banners using StazOn ink.  Cut out using the Bitty Banners framelits and the Big Shot.  Attach together and add glimmer brad.  Attach to your package and you are done!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Salsa Stampers! Classes and Colors, Part 2


Classes are scheduled:

Hallowe'en themed card class through SERP.   October 16, Tuesday, 4:45pm to 7:15 pm.  $20.00.  You must be able to get onto Kirtland Air Force Base to attend this class, held in the Thunderbird Cafeteria.  Call David Devine, 844-8486 to reserve a seat.

Stamp Camp at Bernalillo County Extension Association.  October 24, Wednesday.  There will be 5 projects and the registration is $15.00

Classes at Turner School of Driving:
Hallowe'en Stamp-A-Stack, 10/17, 10:00am to noon.  20 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Christmas 6 X 6 Scrapbook!  10/20, 10:00am to noon.  5 seats available.  Go to my Stampin' Up! website to register! (See link on the left)

Color Coach with a twist:  Looking for a little different color combination or maybe you don't have the stamp pad for one of the combinations listed in the Color Coach?  Here's a way to mix it up a bit!

Start with the Creative Combination (for example) of a color and keep the top two colors.  Go to the color card of the 3rd color and see if any of those colors in its Creative Combination appeal to you.

For example, start with Pink Pirouette.  On Pink Pirouette's color card, Baja Breeze is the 2nd color and Early Espresso is the 3rd color listed in the Creative Combination.  On the color card for Early Espresso, See if Tangerine Tango brings a sparkle to your project.  If that doesn't work for you, try the 3rd color in the Creative Combination of Baja Breeze -- such as Basic Gray.

Here's another example.  Start with Elegant Eggplant, whose 2nd color is More Mustard and 3rd color is Garden Green.  Garden Green's 3rd color is Chocolate Chip....and More Mustard's 3rd color is Cajun Craze.  Either would make an exciting combination of colors on a project.

(Possibly) More than you could ever imagine from the Owl punch!  Just added to the Useful Docs list (to your left) is an amazing collection of tips, techniques, and pictures of all that you can do with the Owl  Punch!