Friday, August 28, 2020

Freebie Friday: Pressing On

Thanks again to everyone who joined me for Facebook Friday day!   This set you guys!  I.LOVE.IT.  Anyone who knows me knows I'm a freak for coffee and this set speaks to me on so many levels.... who couldn't use a little encouragement right now to "Press On"???  This week's Freebie Friday is ALL ABOUT IT!!!!   

Remember, the project dimensions and supply list can be found in the free PDF.... I have the link below the third picture below.  You can get everything you need from my store at:

And anyone who orders $35 or more from my store by midnight on 9/4/20 will get all three of these make n' take kits for free! 

            First project up was this AWESOME Magic Slider Card.  Masking of the "Full" in the sentiment and creating "Pull" using the Basic Black Stampin Write Marker... I'm sorry, but I just have to say I'm a genius!!!!  LOL!  And isn't it always fun to color?  On the "Open" sides of the card is where you adhere your 1/4" strips (that were pre-adhered to ahesive sheets before cutting to make them into stickers you can stack).  Double up your 1/4" strips so that your track is two high.

 And EVERYONE could use a gift card holder....

And of course... the gift of coffee can be a God-send!  I showed everyone how to expand the Little Treats Die and filled it with little bags of chocolate covered espresso bean!  SO FUN AND SO YUMMY!

                                                                    FREE PDF is HERE...

Join us in FunAndMentalChanges: Danielle's Inky Chaos on Facebook for more Freebie Friday Fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

And Here Lies The Problem With Stampin Up


So I get THE perfect baby gift and I run to the wrapping isle of my local Target to grab the perfect "baby boy" wrapping paper just SURE I've got the perfect matching ink to make the accompanying gift and sure enough.... TEMPTING TURQUOISE!!!    The RETIRED Temping Turquoise!!!!  Stampin Up.... you and your amazing colors!  Dang you!!!  Your amazingly bold and incredibly opaque colors!  WHY do you vex me with retiring so many colors that are absolute staples????  If anyone else is a collector out there in blogland.... what Stampin Up ink color are you SO incredibly glad you hoarded???

I'm thinkin I might need to track down a refill for my Tempting Turquoise.  It really IS the perfect color for baby-shower-gifting.  

Friday, August 21, 2020

It's Almost Here.... Can Fall Just Get Here Already???

 I need sweater weather STAT!!!  But until that comes, I'm gonna just keep playing with my Fall-themed crafty goodness.  This week, along with a Gather Together honorable mention... I'm featuring  Stampin Up's Beautiful Autumn.  This bundle (stamps and punches) coupled with the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.... can I just say.... hand me my Pumpkin Spice Latte!  So here we go.  The PDF with the supply lists and measurements is below the last pic.

Bonus.... in today's Freebie Friday live feed, we made this into the most perfect belly band for the new Rectangle Tins in the 2020 Holiday Mini.

This picture does not do this card justice!  All the foiling makes this card down right shine!

Okay... so I accidentally cut off the needed tabs during the live feed.... HAHAHAHA!  The directions were fixed in the attached PDF so we're safe!  Hopefully everyone appreciated my "troubleshooting" segment.  It was totally planned BTW.... on purpose on accident!  HAHAHAHA!
Here's the link to the PDF!

Here's the link to my online store....CLICK HERE... remember to use Hostess Code X34VYMBM!  When you order $35 or more in my online store, you receive each of these 
make n' take kits for FREE!!!

Nothing's Better Than... A Timely Upload


Okay you guys... HOW did I forget to upload last week's Freebie Friday PDF???  Yes, I'm a new Stampin Up distributor... but I want to believe that my following is so great folks would be ringing me non-stop the minute my "all-important" PDF post didn't post!  HAHAHAHAHA!  Welp... not a peep from anyone.  I figured it out just a few minutes ago while preparing THIS WEEK'S Freebie Friday upload.... "What the heck?!?  Where's last week's???"  I'm so sorry you guys!  As usual, I am posting the link to the PDF below the last pic.  If you missed it (which I'm thinking many of you had... because.... literally.... not.a.peep!), these are the OH-SO-FUN projects we played with LAST week.  Stay tuned for this week's Freebie Friday posting.  It's coming up next. 

Last week's awesomeness featured Stampin Up's Nothing's Better Than and I'm tellin you, this set is a MUST HAVE!!!!  A couple of the projects were actually even designed by the Stampin Up staff themselves... I just gave them my own twist....

This is just the CUTEST card and really could be given to anyone for any situation.  Include the next project and fill it with cookies and chocolate and there you go.... gifting perfection!

Okay.... those Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are out of this world adorable.  And for as small as they are, they hold SOOOOO much!

Stop it!  This is SUCH an amazing card!  Again.... most folks would love to receive this for just about any reason.  Am I right!?!  LOL!
Here's the link to the PDF... it contains the supply lists and measurements!  SO SORRY IT'S LATE!

And here's the link to my online store if you want to get your hands on the Nothing's Better Than Project Suite: CLICK HERE

Friday, August 7, 2020

Gather Together Y'all!

 Today's Freebie Friday was a great one.  Not only did I massacre the perfect parcel box (we got it in the end... hahahahaha) which was hysterically fun, but I also got to teach my little template trick for the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.... getting it right every time!  😉

As always, this week's hostess code is QUUJASBY.  Use that code this week and all qualifying order of $35 or more will receive all three of the make n' take kits featured this week for free.  I'm also giving away a Wrapped in Christmas stamp set next week from the brand new Holiday Mini Catalog... so be sure to run over to our facebook group and share the video for a chance to win.  Not only will it be absurdly entertaining to watch me fumble with the perfect parcel box, but I shared quite a few tips that should make your crafting more fun!  

One last thing... there is one week left to register for the Hallow's Night Magic Class.  There are 4 payment options, so if you're needing to still sign up for that, click HERE.

Okay... now for the fun!  Here were this week's projects... remember, the free PDF is below the last pic.  If you need any of the products to make these projects, here is the link to my online store:

Here is the link to download the FREE PDF.  ENJOY!!!!

The First Cut Is The Deepest

 Oh WOW you guys!  I am IN LOVE with this new Stampin Up Cut and Emboss Machine.  Y'all... this thing is C-O-M-P-A-C-T!!!!  But don't be fooled.... for such a small machine, it's actually a bit heavier than my beloved Big Shot.  While I loved my Big Shot, I do have to admit, this machine is smoother and feels VERY stable!  Honestly, the pic above is right before my first cut and it was so nice, I had to keep cutting.... just wait till you see all the incredible projects coming!!!!  I'm sort of obsessed with this machine.

Here's a pic of it closed up:

 It's not available for purchase just yet.... UNLESS.... you get a Starter Kit (click HERE to sign up for the kit).  The really cool thing about the starter kit is you get $125 of product for $99 + free shipping on your starter kit.  Why is THAT so cool, well... you get to pick the products (or in this case product) you want in your starter kit because this amazing gem is $120!!!!  That means you can get it for $99 with a little extra from some additional goodies.... BRILLIANT!  This starter kit also allows you to create your very own crafty business if you'd like... there is no obligation, but it is there should you choose to use it.

I'm not gonna lie.... I LOVE that I got to get this early!!!  It has changed my crafting game!  Because it doesn't take up so much real estate, I can now keep it on my work surface to use at a moment's notice.  And not that I need it right during Covid, but afterwards, this little guy is going to be GREAT for travel!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Life Is Beautiful... Countdown to Holiday Mini Release

Stampin Up's 2020 Holiday Mini Catalog release is in 4 DAYS!!!!  YEEEEE!  Today's Freebie Friday on Facebook featured one of my favorite sets from the new catalog.... Life is Beautiful.  I love the sentiment, I love the autumn theme, I just love everything about this set!  The free PDF is available in the download below the last pic....

I am absolutely over the moon in love with this card.  I love how easy it is to make and honestly... just looking at it makes me feel calm and relaxed like I'm about to put on my favorite comfy sweater.  I know... we aren't quite there yet!  LOL!

What can I say... Coffee IS Life!

Another simple set featuring one of the new "In Colors"... Just Jade.  Very vibrant green and this card is perfect for guy or gal!  And I can't seem to get enough of that Designer Series Paper!

And I can't forget the bonus card..... EVERYTHING is done but the stamping on this one.  But snag it quick.... that card pack with envelopes is in the clearance section at $3.50!!!  That's a STEAL!  24 pre-decorated cards with envelopes for $3.50... oh yeah!  Check out the link to the free PDF below the last pic for more details, dimensions, instructions and product numbers.  You can order everything you need  in my online store:  CLICK HERE!

AND... don't forget to use the hostess code GY4BBZMF.  This code is good through 8/7/20 and all orders over $35 gets all these make n' take kits for free.... INCLUDING the card for the bonus:

Isn't it stunning!  Get the free PDF by clicking HERE and bonus is HERE!

I hope you got to see the Freebie Friday Facebook Live.... sincere thank you's if you did!  I'm working on perfecting my live tutorials and I'm so thankful for those who've joined me on this adventure!

Don't forget that the deadline for the Hallows Night Magic class closes in two weeks.... You can register at the link below.

Christmas In July.... The Last Day of July!

So I'm late to the party!  Stampin Up's Holiday early ordering for demonstators was about a month ago and I've been sitting on the most amazing Christmas products I've seen in a long time.... so why so late to the Christmas in July party.... well, as I shared yesterday, they also are coming out with the most amazing Halloween Suite I've seen in a long time as well.  Truly, I am over the moon for this upcoming holiday mini catalog release on August 4th.... I can't wait for you guys to see! 

So even though it's the last day of July, I thought, "well why not?"  It also helped that a friend of mine asked for a quick tutorial for flat gift packets and you KNOW I had to oblige!  

All the projects in today's post feature the Snowflake Wishes Bundle that is being released next week.  I also whipped up the quickest of treat boxes.... wait till you all see the projects they made in the catalog using the new Little Treats Bundle!  From wedding favors to general gift-giving.... this bundle is PERFECTION!  I also had fun playing with Versa Mark ink to make those Layed Stitched Labels and speaking of being late to the party.... why am I JUST NOW finding out about the tag-tail trick using the Tailored Tag Punch????

Here's the link to my online store (CLICK HERE).... get your clickin finger ready for August 4th!  

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hallows Night Magic Class To Go Registration Is NOW OPEN!

Okay everyone.... registration is now open for the Hallows Night Magic Class to Go!  Registration closes 8/14/20 at 11:59 PM as I will need to order everyone's stuff and then prep everything.... expecting shipping date for class materials will be 8/21/20 and then I'm planning the video feed on 8/28/20... WHEW!  This one's gonna be good.  Here are a couple of the projects that will be featured.... we're ALL about the Halloween goodies!  The link for registration is down below the last pic....

A total of 6 projects for this awesome class... two of the projects are not Halloween-specific, the rest of them are.  We'll be doing a candy dispenser box, a small treat box, a large treat box and a door-hang treat box.  Along with the super-fun goody boxes, there is one Halloween card and one GORGEOUS, not-so-Halloween card (my mind's eye sees it as a wedding card).  Below are a couple of my favorites for this class.....

Here's the link to register for the class:  CLICK HERE!

 The PDF will also be accompanied by a live-feed video how-to… an online party if you will!  YAY! 

 All the projects in this class feature the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and die bundle as well as the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper. Two of the projects also use the coordinating Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder, which you can add on to your kit.  

You will need  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite, Craft White and Versa Mark ink pads. You will also need an assortment of your choice of Stampin’ Blends OR…. I recommend the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, which you can also add to your class kit.  Adhesives used include Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Seal +, Tombow, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.

You can order ink, pencils & adhesive here or use what you already have. 

The class kits will include 6 project kits and the full color step by step tutorial PDF as well as the live-feed recorded tutorial. 

Each class kit will arrive at your front door sorted and organized by project. I will do all the scoring, punching and cutting for you (other than what needs to be done with your new Halloween Magic Dies.)

  This class to go has three options:

Option #1- $75

This is the full Class To Go Kit. Included are: 

  • Hallows Night Magic Bundle (Stamp set + dies: $46.75 value) 

  • 1 full pack of Magic In This Night DSP

  • 1 pack of Iridescent Pearls (FREE)

  • 5 Make and Take packets 

  • Full step by step PDF and live-feed video invitation

*Some items may go on back order or unorderable which could cause delay in shipping.   

Option #2- $39

This is the option for those who already own the Hallows Night Magic stamps and dies. You will need them to complete your projects so only choose this option if you already own the bundle.  

  • 1 full pack of Magic In This Night DSP

  • 1 pack of Iridescent Pearls 

  • 5 Make and Take packets 

  • Full step by step PDF and live-feed video invitation

Option #3- $15

PDF only- want to cut your own cardstock and already own the products? This is the option for you. If you purchase the PDF Only option, you will be immediately emailed the links. If you do not receive them within five minutes of purchase, please email me! Click here to purchase just the PDF Tutorial (Separate page.)

Option #4- $20

 Mental Case Members (my first level downline Stampin Up team members) can purchase this option for the make and take kits and PDF. This is a perk for belonging to my team! 

All class kits and included product will be ordered and prepared together after the deadline. This is a preorder only and per SU policy, I do not have product on hand ready to ship. Because of this, it takes about 1 week after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the class kits.  Class Kits can only be mailed within the United States. If you live out of the US, you can still purchase the PDF. 

I'm really looking forward to this one.... Halloween is my absolute favorite! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

6 Days Till Release!

Tis The Season... I mean Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog release time AND CHECK THIS OUT!

Really you guys... the holiday catalog this year is EVERYTHING!!!! Today I'm featuring a double Z Fold card that I made using the Poinsettia Petals bundle along with the Hallows Night Magic Halloween bundle..... ACK!!!!  Christmas meets Halloween here. The designer series paper goes from ghoulish to formal in a snap!

I couldn't resist sneaking in the Itty Bitty Greeting "Tis The Season" for a little funny... LOL!

And this paper....OMGosh, the paper!!!!  The Stampin Up Holiday Mini releases in 6 days, to place an order CLICK HERE and use hostess code GPVASDJB... you won't be sorry! 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Timeless Tropic Freebie Friday

Oh yes.... Timeless Tropical is the PERFECT set for summer!  Last Friday's Freebie Friday featured three projects using the Timeless Tropical stamp set, In The Tropics dies and the tote pieces from the All Dressed Up Die Set!  Seriously, SO perfect!!!  The PDF for this week's Freebie Friday is posted below the last pic.  

The pineapple box we made was inspired by a project created by Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Designs and is just the right size to hold some small sweet treats or a travel-sized Bath and Bodyworks hand sanitizer.  It really is a wonderful way to say "Thank you"!

I also feature my super-simple but super stunning "Relax" card.  This little score trick is the perfect embellishment for so many applications.  I like this technique when trying to pop a focal point or even just creating drama for say, a wedding card.  This one is REALLY good!

Lastly... this tote from the All Dressed Up dies was SCREAMING to be matched up with the In The Tropics Dies!  Really the perfect pair...Could this be more summertime perfection???  LOL!  This tote also features the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to give it that weaved look.  I showed how to put this together in our facebook live and chose not to emboss the paper so that you could see all the score lines that are automatic when you cut the tote... it's like magic!  The die cuts, embosses the score line and leaves the incredible stitching all in one pass through the die cut machine.  LOVE!!!!

HERE'S THE PDF with measurements for you to recreate! 

Feel free to join us every Friday for Freebie Friday Facebook Live in our FunAndMentalChanges facebook group.  I share a live presentation with tips and tricks to complete these projects.  Also, anyone who places an order of $35 or more before midnight on 7/31/20 using hostess code GPVASDJB will receive all three of the projects featured in this post for free*!  :)

*Please note that make n' take projects will include everything except stamps, ink and adhesive.  You also may need scissors and additional tools.... see PDF for project details.

Freebie Friday: Pressing On

Thanks again to everyone who joined me for Facebook Friday day!   This set you guys!  I.LOVE.IT.  Anyone who knows me knows I'm a freak ...