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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: A Fond Farewell

There are SO MANY great products on the retiring list! It's always sad to see our favorites go, but there are so many wonderful things coming!

For today's Third Thursdays blog hop, we are giving a fond farewell to our favorite, well used products!
My card today has more than one product I am giving a tearful farewell to! The Sweetest Thing stamp set and dies, as well as the 2018-2020 in-color DSP stacks! I wanted to do something a little less purple and pink for a more versatile birthday card, and immediately turned to those beautiful bright in-colors! Don't worry, they aren't leaving us yet! We get another year with them - THANK GOODNESS!!! But the Designer Series Paper Stacks are changing! We're saying goodbye to those beautiful stripes and polka dots! *sniff sniff* So sad! They are so versatile! I use them on EVERYTHING!

The bright colors reminded me of those swirl lollipops, and the stripes were just perfect for a candy shoppe! So, using the soon to be retired Sweetest Thing stamp set, I made my own swirl pop by stamping in Pineapple Punch and then drawing a stripe with the in-color Stampin' Write Markers from the center out. 
I love the way it turned out! It looks delicious enough to eat!
The candy jar looked a little empty, so I also added a few Glitter Enamel Dots as either gumballs or gumdrops (it depends on which one of my kids you ask!)

I also shortened the sentiment to fit on the card front, and I DO believe it will make for a very sweet celebration indeed!

Product List

If you haven't purchased products from the Sweetest Thing Suite yet, RUN! 
Get them while supplies last!

Then hop on over to the next blog and see the beautiful things Angie McKenzie has in store for us! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of everyone participating in this month's blog hop!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sweet Birthday Celebration - Class Kit to go!

Need a last minute birthday present? 

Make a few of these AMAZING pop-up and fun fold gift card holders and you'll always be prepared! 
Great for boys and girls of ANY age!

This class includes instructions and videos for 4 over the top cards! If you haven't bought the Sweetest Thing Bundle & Paper yet, DON'T MISS OUT! It won't be returning for the new catalog coming out on June 3rd! Get them now while supplies last! The stamps are guaranteed through May 24th, but the dies may sell out before then! Order now by clicking on the table further down in the post or contact me for purchasing the supplies as well as the class kit for additional savings!

I am offering the following options for this class PLEASE CONTACT ME (email, Facebook etc.) FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK

1. Tutorials only for $15 
Includes supply lists, measurements and video instructions for all the projects. If you already have the stamps and dies and don't mind cutting your own cardstock, this is for you!

2. Tutorials AND make & takes for all 4 projects! $35 
Team Member Option: for members of the Red Hot Stampers Team $15
Includes supply lists, measurements and video instructions AND pre-cut supplies for all 4 projects. You will need the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, Birthday Backgrounds Stamp Set and Time to Celebrate Stamp Set as well as a black ink pad of your choice. I am also showing you a technique using ink refills, but you can use ink pads or Stampin' Write Markers for a different look. See the recommended colors below. 
If you have the products but would love to have someone else do all the cutting, die cutting, scoring etc. This is the option for you!
If you are interested in joining my team, please contact me or click here.

3. Tutorials, Make & Takes and Product: Price varies
If you want (need) any of the products, you can order by clicking on the images in this table and add them to your cart. Use the hostess code 6GX4KFPA when you check out and I will send you the Make & Take packet FREE with your order of $50 or more. If you order $150 or more, do not use the hostess code, but instead add $15+ of free product to your order! I will still send you the packet for free!

Required Product List - you won't need the dies to complete the class kit (I've cut them for you) but if you wanted to have them for future use, you will need to order them soon before they sell out! I have included the option to buy them separately or save money by purchasing the bundle.
Other products I have used and included in your packet, that are being sold WHILE SUPPLIES LAST are listed here:

Retiring Products List
Finally, other products you may need if you would like to create more of these cards in the future are listed here:

Product List: I have each cardstock pack listed separately, but you can save money by buying the How Sweet It Is Pack plus the Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green instead of all 5 separate colors.
WOW this has been SUCH a fun class to create! I can't get enough of that adorable How Sweet It Is stamp set & dies and everything in the Sweetest Thing Suite! I will be so sad to see them go! I hope you enjoy making these fun pop-up and fun fold cards / gift card holders! You will always be prepared for any birthday with a stash of these on hand! Just add a gift card and voila! You'll have a heartfelt, handmade birthday gift in no time!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring has Sprung! Third Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous Third Thursdays Blog Hop! Once again, I'm following my dear friend Anne Marie Hile
Our theme this month is Spring has Sprung!
Spring has sprung for us here in Spring, Texas!  Yes, I literally live in Spring, which is ironic because we go from about a month of Winter, to a month of Spring, to 10 months of summer! There are flowers blooming all year long though, hence the name...I guess?

Are the flowers blooming where you are? or are they buried in snow? Either way, it won't be long before you'll start to see some color popping up! Speaking of popping up...

I've been obsessed with interactive and pop-up cards lately. I seriously CANNOT get enough! I have some fun projects planned that I will be presenting at an event in San Antonio next month and I'm DYING to share them, but you'll have to wait until April! Also, I just received my Paper Pumpkin in the mail yesterday, and it's a pop-up card kit! *squealing with delight!*

So without further ado, here is the fun pop-up card I made for you today!

Here is the front "closed" view, step 1...

Step 2 as you start to pull the sides out away from each other...

...and here it is all the way extended!

But wait! No room to write? Don't worry! 

I've got your back! (Get it? The back of the card...is where you write...ok enough with the puns.) 

I made a quick video tutorial for the base of today's "wiper card". You can alter the sizes to come up with different sized cards, but I wanted mine to fit in one of our regular envelopes. 

Here are all the products I used:

*Just a quick note about the stamp set I'm using today. This is a FREE set that can only be added once your order hits $150...which believe me, is VERY easy to do! Contact me if you have questions!


Night of Navy
Card base: Cut cardstock so you will have 2 pieces measuring 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" Score each piece at 1 1/2" and 3"
"Popper": 1 1/2" x 3" mark along the 3" side at 1 1/2" and then score from one corner to the mark. (See the video tutorial above if you get confused!)
Die-cut from Stitched Labels (see table above to purchase)

Whisper White
Back layer: 4" x 5 1/4" 
Front layer: 3 3/4" x 5"
Die-cut from Stitched Shapes (see above to purchase)
Scraps to embellish

Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP (see above to purchase)
Front layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
Scraps to embellish

STAMP using the Very Vintage Host Set 

Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight ink
On the 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White piece, stamp the flower image in Night of Navy slightly to the left of center, and then above and below on each side. Think of how 5 dots look on dice and you'll get it!

On the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White, use the faded doily stamp in Night of Navy ink to embellish the corners. I stamped the bottom right corner and then without cleaning my stamp, stamped again right next to it. (This is called "stamping off" and gives more depth to your card rather than stamping it all in the same shade.)

On the Stitched Shape OVAL, stamp off TWICE in Night of Navy before stamping the faded doily image on the left side. You don't want too much of this image on the label, just enough to add a little color to the label before you use the Happy Birthday stamp. Notice mine is slightly to the right of the center just because of where my doily image was stamped. If you want in centered, just stamp less of the doily image. To finish the label, stamp that cute little bee image in Daffodil Delight.

Stamp the decorative "square" image in Night of Navy on a scrap of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala paper, and then bee image inside that. Then just "fussy cut" (use scissors to cut) the image and adhere it to the non-scored side of the 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock.

On another scrap of the Gingham Gala DSP, stamp the long floral vine in Night of Navy and layer it over a Whisper White scrap that is approximately 1/4" bigger than the DSP.

Stamp 3 bees in Night of Navy on a Whisper White scrap (about 1" x 3 3/4") and layer over a Gingham Gala scrap (appx. 1 1/4" x 4")

You can use the snail adhesive to adhere all your layers, but to make that pretty label pop on the front of your card, be sure to use the dimensionals! 

Another note, I used Night of Navy for the card base, and Daffodil Delight gingham paper, but feel free to play around with other fun Spring colors! I'd love to see what you come up with! 

Thanks again for "hopping" by, and now we're on to the blog of another sweet friend of mine, Sarah Fleming! 

I hope you've enjoyed all the fun Spring inspiration and you are inspired to create your own cards!