Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Halloween


In addition to Christmas, Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog also has what you need for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving decorating and gift giving.  All this week I'm sharing memories from Inspire, Create, Share 2014, Stampin' Up!'s convention. 


After a product is demonstrated in a general session, there is often a Prize Patrol right after where many lucky demonstrators will get what was just demonstrated.  Sara Douglas, Shelli's daughter, demonstrated different ways to use several of the kits in the Holiday catalog.  Cindy Peterson won the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit after Sara's presentation.  She looks like a happy winner!


This is the variation that Sara did with the kit.  She used the leftovers to make cards and treat bags.


You can buy items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog starting August 28.  Are you in the US and would you like a copy of the catalog?  Contact me today to get your free Holiday catalog!

Check back all this week for more Inspire Create Share 2014 projects including Christmas packaging ideas from the Holiday catalog.

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Monday, July 28, 2014

More Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks



Here are more Holiday catalog sneak peeks from Inspire, Create, Share 2014, Stampin' Up!'s convention.  This time I'm sharing different packaging ideas that were on the display boards.  The first package uses the Santa Stache stamp set and the Mustache framelit (133741  $7.95).


This Christmas tree tag uses The Festival of Trees stamp set and the coordinating tree punch.  These two items will be available as a bundle for 15% off!


Another must have on my wish list is the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies that was used to make this box.  The finished box measures 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/2".  It was made using the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is cardstock weight to make a sturdier box.


Stampin' Up! is also introducing a Gift Box Punch Board!  That is how they made these boxes.  With the Gift Box Punch Board, it will be easy peasy to make boxes up to 4" on each side.


The Nature's Peace stamp set was used to make this striking gift bag from a brown paper sack!  The same stamp set can be used to make coordinating tags and cards.

Can't wait until August 28 to buy your Christmas stamp sets?  Beauty of the Season is available through July 31st!

You can buy items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog starting August 28.  Are you in the US and would you like a copy of the catalog?  Contact me today to get your free Holiday catalog!

Check out my blog all this week for more Inspire Create Share 2014 projects including Christmas card ideas from the Holiday catalog.

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks



Stampin' Up!'s Inspire Create Share 2014 was wonderful as always.  The convention was well paced and we had time for learning, being with friends, swapping and getting a sneak peek at the Holiday catalog!  This was the first year where we could buy some of the items from the Holiday catalog at convention.  Needless to say, with the free product we get at convention, gifts, swaps and shopping at the convention store, I came home with more than I started out with.  LOL!

At Inspire Create Share 2014, Stampin' Up! provides all of these display boards with samples of new product.  While I can't share pictures of the new product until it is available, starting August 28, I can show you some of the samples using items from the new Holiday catalog.


This card uses the single stamp, Bearing Gifts.  Notice the small, sparkling stars?  Those come from a new star punch!


This stamp set, White Christmas, is on my wish list.  It's a clear photopolymer stamp set which makes it easier to line up the different images, in this case the Merry Christmas banner between the trees.  And there are those little stars again!


Recognize this stamp set, Endless Wishes?  It sold out in just a few weeks last year.  So glad it's back!


The Newborn King stamp set is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas!


Can't wait until August 28 to buy your Christmas stamp sets?  Beauty of the Season is available through July 31st!

You can buy items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog starting August 28.  Are you in the US and would you like a copy of the catalog?  Contact me today to get your free Holiday catalog!

Check back all this week for more Inspire Create Share 2014 projects including Christmas packaging ideas from the Holiday catalog.

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Envelope Liner Bag and Scrunched Flower Tutorials



I was inspired to make this Envelope Liner Bag with a Scrunched Flower when I saw this tutorial for making the flower and Stampin' Up! put their Envelope Liner Framelits on sale.  After making a different envelope liner purse, I wanted something a little smaller.  That's why I designed this one using the smallest envelope liner.  By the way, the purse isn't warped like this in real life.  It's just how the photo made it look.

I made this project with my stamp club.  Everyone did a wonderful job making their flower and bag.  The project is easier than it looks.  IMHO, the hardest part is waiting for the paper flower to dry.


Here is the video tutorial for the envelope liner bag.


Here is the video tutorial for the scrunched flower.  This is the original picture tutorial that inspired me to make this video.


And here is the picture tutorial for the envelope liner bag.

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
132172 Envelope Liner Framelits $26.95
130658 Magnetic Platform
$39.95
122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95
120908 Small Oval Punch $12.95
133728 Flower Frenzy Bigz L die $37.95
133322 Petite Petals Punch $12.95

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Watercolor Wonder



Inspire, Create, Share 2014 was one of the most fun conventions I have been to with Stampin' Up!.  I took a class using the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (135869  $24.95) which will be available in the new Holiday Catalog starting August 28th! 


The Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit comes with everything you need to make 5 each of these 4 cards for a total of 20 cards and envelopes.  There are 10 Coastal Cabana envelopes and 10 Crumb Cake ones.

In addition to showing us how to make these card, Stampin' Up! also issued a Pinterest challenge.  The challenge is to make variations of these cards only using what comes in the kit.  The card at the top of this post is the one that I'm posting on the Stampin' Up! board.  I'd appreciate it if you would pin my card from Stampin' Up!'s board as that is part of the challenge.


Here is Janet Holmes with the card she is posting on Stampin' Up!'s Pinterest board.  Both Janet and her card are cute as can be.  Be sure to check out the board to see all of the other variations!

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bordering Blooms with Free Tutorial



I used the Bordering Blooms photopolymer stamps set to make this quick and easy card for my swaps at Stampin' Up!'s Inspire, Create, Share Convention 2014.  My stamp club made this thank you card earlier this week.  They found it easy to line up the images with the clear stamp set.


Notice the small diagonals on the designer series paper that I used to make the thin borders?  This tutorial shows you this quick and easy technique using the Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks.

I'm looking forward to the first day of convention!  I'll be catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.  I'll share the swaps that I receive with you on my blog.  And I plan to post other fun convention highlights too!

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Friday, July 11, 2014

Starburst Sun with Free Tutorial



This Starburst Sun is a combination of several sources of inspiration.  Ray of Sunshine was one of the first stamp sets I bought from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I loved how sponging gave the sun more dimension.  And finally, I wanted to make a variation of the starburst technique that minimized the number of scraps left over from the traditional starburst technique.

This Starburst Sun is a variation of my Starburst Patriotic cardI used the idea of having the cardstock show between the rays to make them pop.  

Then I borrowed a technique that I learned many years ago from a quilting class.  You stack layers of fabric (or in this case, paper) and cut them all at the same time.  Then you pick different papers from each stack to make backgrounds that are similar, but not the same.  


You can see how I used 4 layers of 3 x 4" Crushed Curry designer series paper for my starburst variation in this video.  You can make your own starburst template with the instructions in my video or from the picture below.  You are also welcome to email me if you would like a copy of my template.


This is how I sponged on the color to make the sun. 


Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
134210 Ray of Sunshine $19.95
130658 Magnetic Platform $39.95
130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
119850 1 3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
130139 Regals 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper $21.95
133773 Sponge Daubers $4.95

Enjoy making your starburst card.  Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX


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