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Filed under: Projects — July 18, 2019 @ 6:37 am

I’m writing this at 5am, maybe still a little jet-lagged from the Stampin’ Up! Greek Isles Incentive Trip?  The trip was absolutely amazing.  The best part was hanging out with demonstrators from all over the US and the world in fabulous surroundings.

We were so happy to treat our husbands to this trip.  With some planning and hard work, anything is possible!

And we also got some of the new Holiday Catalog products, which you will love.

You will see some bright colors, as in the cover, and also some metallics and blues that I love for the holiday season.  There are 25 new bundles  And fun new accessories such as shimmer crystal effect, snowfall puff paint and ice glitter.

Each day on board the ship, we spun the wheel for a choice of prizes.  Awesome new dies and folders are coming our way!

Each night we came back to our room to a sweet pillow gift – OPA!

We had a make & take session with one of our gifts – a new product medley called Most Wonderful Time.  It’s very similar to the Everything is Rosy medley from a few months ago including some beautiful metallic paper and fun accessories.

We viewed display boards of all the new Holiday Catalog products.

It was fun trying all the different European candies and snacks in the Hospitality Room where the Stampin’ Up! staff hung out with us.

It was great to talk with Shelli, theFounder and Board Chair of Stampin’ Up.  We had several Q&A sessions as well to gain a better understanding of the business.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is an industry leader with over $200 million in sales last year?

Stampin’ Up! organized swaps for us, and put one of each on display.  I’ll share closeups in a later post.

We saw beautiful scenery in Rome, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon (Olympia – site of the ancient Olympic games).

If you are wondering how to earn a free trip for 2, check out this post from my first trip.

Stampin’ Up! is a wonderful, caring company to work with.  And demonstrators are just the best people to hang around with, whether at an exotic location or a local crafting event.

I’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.  We have a special right now where you can get extra free product in your demonstrator starter kit this month and then even more with your holiday catalog preorder next month.  Right now is the best time to start your own business and get ready for the busy holiday crafting season.  Just want to be a happy shopper and get all the freebies and discount?  That’s fine too.

Here’s the link for more information.  Or you can sign up for my newsletter or contact me with any questions.

Check out more photos from the trip on my facebook page.

It’s Bonus Days at my store – so check out my Stampin’ Up! store here.

Thanks for supporting my home business and being a part of my adventure!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 

 

 

Come Sail Away

Filed under: Projects — July 12, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

As this posts, I will be finishing up the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – a cruise for 2 to the Greek Isles.  (You can follow my adventures on my Facebook page).

If you are wondering how I earned the free trip for two from Stampin’ Up!, check out this post about my first trip 2 years ago.

So, “Come Sail Away” seems an appropriate focus for my July class.  Explore some coloring techniques at class on July 16th.  Can’t come or not local to Erie, PA?  I’ll email you the 3 CardClass pdfs with any online purchase at my store (after I return).

Two special promotions are running in July – I hope you can take advantage of Bonus Days or Extra Extra .  Or both, by signing up now and then completing a demonstrator order to double dip your discount and the bonus coupons.  You can even be your own hostess to triple dip!

I promise to do a happy (Greek) dance for every online order and new team member while I am gone.  And I’ll send you one of my extra swap cards or class cards when I get back, deal?

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

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Magnolia Box in a Bag

Filed under: Projects — July 10, 2019 @ 7:48 pm

I’m heading on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip, but I promised instructions for my  Magnolia Lane Box in a Bag – #loveitchopit style.   I found instructions online for both larger and smaller purses.  But I wanted regular cards to fit inside, yet saving paper by using 4″ pieces.  So I figured it out myself!  (See earlier posts for the cards).

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper (DSP):  4 x 12″ and 4 x 6″ – adhere together with Tear & Tape to make a long strip.  Thus you can get 2 bags out of one 12×12 sheet.

Box for the Purse Base – Basic Black cardstock:  7-1/2 x 4″, score at 3/4″ all around, snip in 4 spots and adhere corners to form box.

Edging for top of purse – 2 strips at 11″ x 1/2″

Handles: 2 strips at 11″ x 1″

Instructions:

Place Tear & Tape along the bottom of the DSP strip and one edge.  Remove backing a little at a time and add to the outside  edge of the box, moving carefully around.  Give a little pinch when you reach a corner.   Join together when you meet the other end of the DSP.

Add edging to top with Tear n Tape, again a little at a time.

Round edges of handles with the Detailed Trio Punch.  Then fold in half and adhere together except at the very ends.  Use bone folder to  work the handles so they curve the right way.  Attach with a couple of Dimensionals to top of bag, since attachment point will be slightly curved.   Add Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems to embellish the purse.

Make a flower from the Magnolia Lane dies, curl with bone folder and add a Faceted Gem center.

The box (bottom of purse) looked like this before attaching corners together:

The handles look like this before adhering.  I used liquid glue in the fold and dimensionals to adhere to the purse.  (The Tear & Tape in the photo below did not hold because of the curve).

There is no end of creative possibilities with this product suite. Check them out using the thumbnail photos at the end of this post.   If you don’t have the Magnolia Lane suite, I sure would appreciate a visit to my store.  Thanks in advance for your purchase! My CardClass pdfs and a handmade card will come your way as my thank you gift when I return.

When this posts, I should be on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – cruising the Greek Isles. Follow my adventures on my Facebook Page. Thanks for supporting my home business. Enjoy Bonus Days this month at my store!

And why not start your own fun business with Extra Extra in July? Join here. I’d love to show you the ropes!

Extra Extra

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — July 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Did you notice the fun border die and stamp in the Good Morning, Magnolia bundle?

Here are just a couple ideas for you.

The Magnolia 3D embossing folder adds some nice texture to the card background.  I added a little Petal Pink ink with a sponge dauber.

And here are some cards made by Stampin’ Up! concept artists.

There is no end of creative possibilities with this product suite.  Check them out using the thumbnail photos at the end of this post.  And thanks in advance for your purchase!  My CardClass pdfs and a handmade card will come your way as my thank you gift when I return.

I’m getting ready to head out to Rome for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – cruising the Greek Isles. Follow my adventures on my Facebook Page. Thanks for supporting my home business. Enjoy Bonus Days this month at my store!

And why not start your own fun business with Extra Extra in July?  Join here. I’d love to show you the ropes!

Extra Extra

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Good Morning, Magnolia

Filed under: Projects — July 4, 2019 @ 9:20 am

Continuing with the Magnolia Lane by Stampin’ Up! theme, I tried a little Paper Toile. Layers of Paper Piecing were added to form the blossom.  I curled up the edges a bit too.

And here’s another blossom with dimension, made using the dies.  I adapted this bag in a box holder to fit a set of regular cards.  And bonus – it’s perfect for #loveitchopit, using a 4×12″ and a 4×6″ strip of the lovely Designer Series Paper.  I’ll try to make the instructions available soon – if I can get my packing done and next class prepared!

 

I’m getting ready to head out to Rome for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – cruising the Greek Isles.   Follow my adventures on my Facebook Page.  Thanks for supporting my home business.  I appreciate your purchases – enjoy Bonus Days at my store!

And why not start your own fun business with Extra Extra in July?  Join here.  I’d love to show you the ropes!

Extra Extra

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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A Walk Down Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — July 1, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

The Magnolia Lane Suite  has some of the top selling products of the new catalog.  It just goes to show that Stampin’ Up! is the industry leader in product coordination.  Here are a few more cards.

Doesn’t the Magnolia look lovely embossed in copper?

And here I used the whitewash technique (blender pen and white craft ink) to color the leaves.  I sponged a little Petal Pink ink in the center.

I’m getting ready to head out to Rome for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip – cruising the Greek Isles.   Follow my adventures on my Facebook Page.  Thanks for supporting my home business.  I appreciate your purchases – enjoy Bonus Days at my store!

And why not start your own fun business with Extra Extra in July?  Join here.  I’d love to show you the ropes!

Extra Extra

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Strolling Down Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — June 25, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

Before I share another Magnolia Lane project, here’s a quick news flash from Stampin’ Up!

A VERY RARE addition of stamp sets will be placed on the Clearance Rack tonight at 12:01 MT.

They are all fall and Christmas from last year’s Holiday Catalog.   And 4 of the matching dies are already on the Clearance Rack.  These will go quickly!

Here is my direct link to the Clearance Rack.

And here is the list to expect.  I don’t know what the discount will be at this time.

149742 SNOW IS GLISTENING STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147690 SIGNS OF SANTA STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
149744 HAPPINESS SURROUNDS STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147710 CAULDRON BUBBLE STAMP SET (Clear)
148072 SPIRITED SNOWMEN STAMP SET (Clear)
147680 FALLING FOR LEAVES STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147787 CAMBRIDGE CAROLS STAMP SET (Clear)
147722 TRICK OR TWEET STAMP SET (Clear)
147694 PEACEFUL NOEL STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147742 ALPINE ADVENTURE STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147846 GREAT JOY STAMP SET (Clear)
147773 NOTHING SWEETER STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147765 BEAUTIFUL BAUBLES STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147684 PLEASANT PHEASANTS STAMP SET (Clear)
147821 SO SANTA STAMP SET (Clear)
147781 PEACEFUL POINSETTIA STAMP SET (Clear)
148813 MAKING EVERY DAY BRIGHT STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147716 SPOOKY SWEETS STAMP SET (Clear)
147767 BRING ON THE PRESENTS STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
148562 BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD STAMP SET (Clear)
147858 TAKE OUT TREATS STAMP SET (Clear)
147852 HAPPINESS & CHEER STAMP SET (Clear)
147682 MEAN SO MUCH STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
148478 FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147839 JOY & NOEL STAMP SET (Clear)
147779 TAGS & TIDINGS STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147736 HIS LIGHT STAMP SET (Clear)
147769 CROSS-STITCHED CHRISTMA STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147827 I’LL BE HOME STAMP SET (Clear)
147833 ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS STAMP SET (Clear)
147771 FEATHERS & FROST STAMP SET (Photopolymer)
147775 MANY BLESSINGS STAMP SET (Photopolymer)

Here are some easy, time saving Magnolia Lane projects to add to our collection this month.

Notecards and envelopes make a sweet #simplestamping project.  I have a bunch of these crumb cake sets if you would like to purchase (contact me).  Or you can use the currently available vanilla and white.

These cute little gift cards are featured in our new beginner brochure and are not in the big catalog.  You can see them HERE along with a coordinating stamp set to Good Morning Magnolia.

And finally, the Memories & More cards with the Cards & Envelopes are especially quick and awesome.  My favorite is the vellum pieces, just add a greeting and flower sticker and you have a large elegant card.

Click on the thumbnails below to see all the products, and

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — June 21, 2019 @ 10:39 am

The Magnolia Lane Suite was a big hit at my class last week.  Here’s a quick peek at some projects.

This is a simple layout that you can use with any Designer Series Paper.  I’ve been cutting my DSP at 4 x 5-1/4 inches – you can do so much with this size.  Just cut again at 1-3/4 and flip one piece.  Add a 1/2″ strip of Petal Pink cardstock to finish off the card.

Here’s the same basic layout but with a few added embellishments.  The top piece was run through the Subtle embossing folder for even more texture.

My Magnolia Lane CardClass pdfs are free with any purchase this month.  Click on any picture below to see more about the products.

The blog posts are thin this month, but I have much more to share soon.  I’m busy getting ready for the last day of our annual garage sale and the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles.  Thanks for supporting my home business!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Magnolia Lane

Filed under: Projects — June 14, 2019 @ 9:53 am

Good Morning Magnolia by Stampin’ Up! has been occupying my crafting time.  And a real magnolia and other gardening chores have filled up most of my time, now that we (sometimes) are having good weather for yard work.

My class projects and handouts for Tuesday are ready.  Remember, any purchase you make from my website shop will get you the pdf instructions.

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson
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Last Chance Retiring Stampin’ Up!

Filed under: Projects — June 3, 2019 @ 9:53 am

Today is the last day to order retiring Stampin’ Up! products.  Some are on sale too!

If you like to make Eclipse Cards or home decor pieces or scrapbook…..the favorite Large Letters Framelit Dies are on sale today only here, as well as some stamp sets, punches etc.

My CardClass pdfs are free with any order.  The current month includes the Abstract Impressions and Tropical Chic bundles – both bundles will be in the new catalog, but not at the current 10% off.  Check out bundles in the store.

Tomorrow, the new catalog goes live at noon mountain time!  Let me know if you don’t have another demonstrator and did not receive a catalog in the mail and I would be happy to send you one (US only).

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

 
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