Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Snowman Treat Holder - a case

I cased this Curvy Box Snowman treat holder from Dawn here for my upcoming craft show.

Don't you just love their quirky expressions - and that snowflake!! - well what can I say!  I had a lot of fun making them.  Today I'm going shopping for candy to put in them.

  • Curvy Box Die
  • 2" circle punch
  • 3/4" circle punch
  • 1/2" circle punch
  • Word Window Punch
  • Bow Builder punch
  • Corner rounder punch
  • White gel pen
  • Clothespin
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Glue dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Tombo
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Dazzling diamond glimmer paper
  • Red glimmer paper
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Blushing Bride ink and dauber
  • Fine tip marker

The Stamping Tool - the Stamparatus - new tool to stamp

Stampin' Up has introduced a new Stampin' Tool called the Stamparatus. 

Why the name Stamparatus???  It is a combination of two words: stamp and apparatur.

Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on   a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked  block or die or other instrument

Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a  particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

It was produced over a number of years with the assistance of an L2L Leader to Leader)  team, of which I was a part of.  Well, it is now finally able to be obtained by demonstrators and customers alike..  But first, check out this  video by Carrie explaining this amazing tool.

 The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retaill Price $65.00 CAD
You must reserve your Stamparatus, very much like a preoder.  You reserve your spot, and SU will guarantee delivery as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse.

Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You  may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct
  • Reservation Windows:

    November 16–30, 2017    Available to ship Approx. Feb 1, 2018
    December 5–30, 2017       Available to ship approx. March 19, 2018
    January 15–30, 2018         Available to ship approx. April 13, 2018

    Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. 

    If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.

    The tool will be available in the new Annual Catalogue and you would order as usual.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    A Wonderful Life Christmas

    This older model of the car in this stamp set reminded me of times gone by. The car is piled high with Christmas presents and is also bringing home a Christmas tree.

    The images were coloured with the new Stampin Blendabilities, and then I applied Crystal Effects on the card (that's what makes it look so shiny)
    On close up you can see the details of the stamping better - with Happy Christmas on the trunk and " Blessed" on the license plate.

    The card base is Cherry Cobbler, layered with Whisper White embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.

    Behind the art piece I place some Crumb Cake and behind that a Garden Green banner.  A strip of striped Be Merry DSP is adhered to the left side and I added some gold glitter next to the DSP.

    Supplies Needed:
    Stamp:  A Wonderful Life
    Inks:  Black Memento, Real Red, Garden Green, Stampin' Blendabilities
    Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
    Accessories:  Oh My Stars Embossed Folder, Crystal Effects, Gold Glitter (non SU)
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