Monthly Archives: July 2016

What’s the Buzz with Interactive Cards?

By | July 25, 2016

Interactive Bee Birthday Card

 

Interactive cards are sweet and they are easy!

Sometimes they’re called Spinner Cards, sometimes Interactive, but the big idea is that the recipient gets to interact with the card and make it move. Fun!

Creating an interactive card is easy with Stampin Up!’s new Sliding Star Framelits and the coordinating Shooting Star Stamp Set. Yay! The set includes more than stars. The beehive, queen bee and workers are the choice of the day.
Interactive Bee Birthday Card

 

Click on the video from Stampin’ Up! to check out how easy the interactive card is to create.

Just Stamp Tips

  • Positioning is the key. Use the framelits as your template to position the inner circle. If there’s a malfunction, try tweaking the position a tad.
  • Ensure there is no foam adhesive blocking the track. I skipped applying adhesive strip along the narrow side perimeter.
  • When trimming the Dimensional into a circle, first snip the hexagon off the sheet instead of pulling it off. Paper snips cut easier when the material isn’t sticky.
  • Have fun creating the design. The framelits and stamp set include a slider for a shoot star and an airplane. You’ll have lots of possibilities.
  • Cupcake Cutouts Framelits include two perfect words for birthday greetings: wish and sweet.
  • Thoughtful Banners offers tons of verbs, nouns and adjectives to create a spunky sentiment.
  • The right adhesive does the job. The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the perfect partner for the delicate script font of sweet. The pen also works nicely to adhere the tiny worker bees and snipped sentiment words.

 

Bonus DaysHurry! Bonus Days End Soon

For every $50 you spend, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. You’ll be able to redeem your coupon(s) between August 2 – 31, 2016. Click here to get the details. Hurry, this offer ends Sunday, July 31.

 


 

Supply List

Click on any pic below to hop over to my store and get the supplies you need for this project. If you have questions or would like to leave a comment, please click on Comment at the top of this post.

 

 

Catch Up on Thank You Notes with Thoughtful Branches

By | July 22, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Kindness Card

If you’re a Jimmy Fallon fan, you know Friday is the day to take a few minutes and catch up on thank you notes. Stampin Up!’s limited time special offering, Thoughtful Branches, is perfect for thank you notes. The set includes the most soothing sentiments in a graceful font. Thank You, Your Kindness Makes a Difference and For You all express gratitude nicely.

Today I’m sharing  a clean and simple card idea that can be replicated in little time. In fact, if you create multiples at once the Friday thank you notes can be knocked out in a short time.

 

Thoughtful Branches Kindness Zoom

Just Stamp Tips

  • Inking up and snipping is effortless with the leafy stamp and thinlits die. Both include  a notch to make alignment easy.
  • Sandwich on the the Precision Base Plate for a thorough snip.
  • Once cut, use the Dies Brush to release the intricately cut paper.
  • The Bundle includes two choices for a tree trunk. I chose the slim trunk thinlit for a simply graceful trunk and branches.
  • Birdies facing East or West are a  luxury! Stamp and snip either or both thanks to the thoughtful inclusion of birds facing in both directions.
  • Keeping the design clean and simple is easy to coordinate with natural twine, simple diagonal striped paper and random spritzing with an Aqua Painter and Soft Sky ink for spots of color.

 

Thoughtful Branches Share

 

Thoughtful Branches will be available for Aug. 2-31, or while supplies last. You’ll be able to purchase the stamp set on its own, or bundle it with the Thinlits to save 10%. 

Bonus DaysBonus Days

For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. You’ll be able to redeem your coupon(s) between August 2 – 31, 2016. Click here to get the details.

Yes! You will be able to use coupons to order the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Use the Hostess Code SVUDADSX to earn the FREE July Gift when you spend $75 or more on-line. Remember, you must use the Hostess Code.

 

Countdown to Christmas

By | July 21, 2016

Thinking of You at Christmas

 

Plan Now for Hand-made Holiday Greetings This Year

Every year I have good intentions of sending greetings to family and friends that I don’t have regular contact with throughout the year. Sadly, stuff happens and I don’t get to everyone on my list every year. Especially once September arrives. Halloween is here before I know it. In no time, I’m grocery shopping for the Thanksgiving feast and planning for Black Friday shopping. Then it’s gift hunting. And the stress starts to mount.

This year, I know I want to make it happen because I know I LOVE checking my snail mail box and finding a holiday greeting or newsletter from long lost friends and family.

Want to join me in making it happen for you too? Let’s do it together. I am personally inviting you now.

Aug2016Class

Traditional Christmas Cards Class
Sunday, August 7
2  – 5 pm
Studio 5425

Create nine holiday cards and envelopes in traditional designs and papers. All stamps and tools are provided. Bring your own favorite adhesive. RSVP and Payment by July 27, 2016. Class Fee: $20

To reserve your seat and kit, please click here.

Thanks for stopping by Just Stamp today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another peek at Thoughtful Branches, the special stamp set and thinlits dies bundle to be released August 2. Ciao!

 

 

 

July PaperPumpkin Peek

By | July 19, 2016

This month subscribers to PaperPumpkin received a box of blingy gift boxes, tassels and tags in fresh summery colors. Love the shape! Click on the video below to view how the project is assembled and embellished.

Creativity in a Box

Each month stamps, ink and paper arrive inside the PaperPumpkin box –everything you need to create. MyPaperPumpkin is a great way to de-stress while creating a project to send or gift-give.

Add PaperPumpkin to Your Monthly Calendar

Make a plan to schedule some fun and easy crafting for every month. Click HERE if you’d like to join the fun. You can choose to subscribe month-to-month for just 19.95 per month (shipping is already included). Or you can purchase a prepaid subscription for 1 to 12 months–you save when you commit to 6 or 12 months.

Thoughtful Branches (and More) … Coming Aug. 2!

By | July 17, 2016

 

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea Zoom

Kind Sentiments, Beautiful Fonts and Massive Blooms

Everything about the images in the limited-time Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlits bundle makes it special.

The name suggests it’s all about trees, but amazingly the tree crown can transform into one of my favorite blooms in the garden: the hydrangea. The set includes accessorizing stamps and the sentiments that express kindess in the most graceful script font.

Thoughtful Branches will be available for Aug. 2-31, or while supplies last. You’ll be able to purchase the stamp set on its own, or bundle it with the Thinlits to save 10%. 

 

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

I said it before, hydrangeas are my favorite. But it’s hard to choose a favorite color; they’re all gorgeous. Fuschia, lavendar, green … I have seen them worldwide and they all make me want to snap a photo, touch … and cut!

Just Stamp Tips

  • Shimmery White cardstock adds sparkle and is the perfect paper for watercoloring.
  • Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies easily cut the intricate petals to add another layer of petals. The thinlits was easy to align and cut using the Precision Base Plate.
  • A trio of pinks adds more depth. Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Rose Red created the color variations hydrangeas offer.
  • The Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water muted the ink to resemble watercoloring.
  • A simple ribbon and bow of Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine completes the bouquet.

ThoughtfulBranches_Share

 

Bonus DaysBonus Days

For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. You’ll be able to redeem your coupon(s) between August 2 – 31, 2016. Click here to get the details.

Yes! You will be able to use coupons to order the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

Use the Hostess Code SVUDADSX to earn the FREE July Gift when you spend $75 or more on-line. Remember, you must use the Hostess Code.

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