August Card Sampler

August Card Sampler

 

My August Card Sampler is now available but only for a limited time.  

Here’s how you can earn my FREE August Card Sampler: 

  • Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! online store.
  • Use my special August Card Sampler Host Code when placing your order: 7VZ3BNVA
  • Place your order on or before Thursday, August 13, 2020.
  • If your order reaches $150 or more, please DO NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product directly from Stampin’ Up!).  Once you place your order, simply drop me an email letting me know that you’d like the Card Sampler (you only need to contact me if your order is over $150).

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive:

  • All the paper and embellishments needed to make 6 cards (2 each of three designs). The paper will be cut, scored, embossed and die cut for you! You’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set (per Stampin’ Up! I cannot send stamped images). Envelopes will also be provided for each card.
  • A PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures, cutting measurements and a complete supply list of all the products used.

 

All the Other Important Stuff

  • Your Sampler will ship first-class mail no later than Thursday, August 20, 2020 and will be mailed to the address used on your online order.
  • You’ll receive an email from me when I mail your Sampler and the PDF Tutorial will be included in that email.
  • When using the August Card Sampler Host Code to place your order, you will not qualify for my regular Customer Rewards Card Kits.
  • Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within the United States.
  •  Limit 1 kit per person

The special August Card Sampler HOST CODE will close at the end of the day on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and after that date, the card sampler will no longer be available.

Expected ship date of the kits is Thursday, August 20, 2020.

 

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August Card Sampler Host Code

 

Supplies Needed to Complete the August Card Sampler

Listed below are the supplies, not included in your kit, that you’ll need to complete the cards exactly as shown (or you can use what you already own). Simply click any of the products and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store. When placing your order, don’t forget to use the special August Card Sampler host code (please do not use host code if your order is over $150 – see above).

Click here to place an order

 

August Card Sampler Host Code

 

If you aren’t sure how to use a host code, click here!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! 

Stampin’ Up! Little Treat Box Dies

The August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is filled with so many brand new products! One of the first products to catch my eye was the Little Treat Box Dies.  It makes a treat box that’s SO easy to make and no adhesive is needed! 

 

Little Treat Box Dies

 

My treat box was made using another new product, Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The design I used has beautiful copper and gold foil designs. 

 

 

The largest die in the set is what you’ll use to make the treat box and the die will fit onto a piece of 6″x 6″ piece of paper  (see the photo below for placement). The die set also includes several tags and embellishments.  It pairs beautifully with the Little Treats stamp set (I didn’t use this stamp set on today’s project) and is available as a bundle (I have a picture of the bundle farther down in the post). 

 

Little Treat Box Dies

 

Little Treat Box Dies

 

As I mentioned, the box is so easy to make and no adhesive is necessary. When you run the die through your die-cutting machine, it creates score lines as well as two slits and tabs which makes it a breeze to put together.  If you need to make a lot of treat holders, you’ll be able to do it easily with the Little Treat Box Dies!

 

Little Treat Box Dies

 

 

To give you an idea as to the size of the treat box, I have two Hershey’s Nuggets inside. I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with lots of other ideas to tuck inside. 

 

Little Treat Box Dies

 

The sentiment, from the stamp set, Banner Year, was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Versamark ink and then was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. It was cut out using one of the tag dies in the Little Treat Box Dies.

 

Little Treat Box Dies

Banner Year stamp set

 

There are so many possibilities with this set of dies! 

 

Bundle Alerts

 

Little Treats Bundle

 

Banner Year Bundle

 

I’ve had a chance to look around the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! website and become familiar with it. When you’re shopping with me, you’ll either see my name in the top left corner. Or, if you see three horizontal lines in the top left corner, click them and you’ll see “Shopping with Tracy Bradley” down towards the bottom of the column. 

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

 

Click here to place an order

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

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Whale Done Bundle and Important Information

Hello, Friends! I have a card to share with you today but first I want to pass on some important information. Not only will you be able to begin ordering from the new 2020 Mini Catalog tomorrow BUT  Stampin’ Up! will also be unveiling a brand new online store with many new features and improvements! Everything should run smoothly but there are several things I want to point out:

When placing your first order on the new site, your password will be recognized but only if you manually enter it.  If your browser automatically enters it for you, it will think you’re on a brand new site and won’t know your information. So please manually enter your password the first time on the new site and if you use “bookmarks”, create a new one for the new site. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can click the “Forgot Password” link and reset your password. 

When shopping with me, please make sure my name is at the top of the page.

Some of the links I have on my blog may not work and might be “broken”.  Once the new store is live, I’ll be checking to make sure any links you click are in fact going to the new site. 

At midnight tonight (Mountain Time) the Stampin’ Up! online store will go offline.  The new site will launch at 7:00 am (Mountain Time) and you’ll be able to start ordering from the new catalog! 

 

Whale Done Bundle

 

Reminder:  Today’s the last day to earn Bonus Days Coupon Codes! With every $50 purchase, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Coupon that you can apply to an order starting tomorrow (August 4-31). 

It’s time for a card! I used the Whale Done Bundle to create today’s card which includes the Whale Done stamp set and the Whale Builder Punch (you can find all the products I used in the Supply List below). I started with a base of Pretty Peacock cardstock and then ran a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock through my die-cutting machine using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the center of my card base. 

 

Seabed Embossing Folder

 

Next, I cut two pieces of Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper into 1″ strips (you can find all the measurements I used below the Supply List) and placed them above and below the embossed Seabed piece. 

 

Whale of a Time Patterned Paper

 

The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the stamp set, Whale Done, in Balmy Blue ink.  I cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies and cut another larger circle using Pretty Peacock cardstock. The whale was cut out of the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper using the Whale Builder Punch (so easy, right?).  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the whale and the Pretty Peacock scalloped circle. 

 

Whale Done Bundle

 

Whale Done Stamp Set Stampin Up

 

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

 

Supply List

  • Pretty Peacock cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock: scrap for scalloped circle
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper:  (2) 5-1/4″ x 1″ and whale
  • Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sentiment

 

The New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (the larger one) will be available on September 1, 2020! The smaller machine will be available later in the year. 

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Stampin’ Up! Sunflowers Dies

Today’s card features the Sunflowers Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

 

Sunflowers Dies

 

I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base of my card. For the next layer, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. To that piece I added a piece of Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and then wrapped a piece of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon (one of the ribbons in the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) around the middle and secured it in the back with adhesive.  After adhering that piece to the card base, I went to work on the sunflower. 

 

Sunflowers Dies

 

Sunflowers Dies

 

As you can see in the photo of the dies, above, there are two pieces that can be used to create the sunflower, a backing and then the actual sunflower.  I cut the backing out of Purple Posy cardstock and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  Then I cut the sunflower out of Whisper White cardstock. I added some Multipurpose Glue to the middle of the sunflower and placed it on top of the backing. I did lift some of the areas of the sunflower to try and add more adhesive but as you can see, those areas are very narrow. Next time, I’ll try running the sunflower through my die-cutting  using one of our adhesive sheets so that the entire sunflower is secured. But, I may end up liking it better not completely adhered to the backing.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sunflower before attaching it to the front of the card. 

 

Sunflowers Dies

I used the stamp set, Butterfly Gala, for the sentiment and embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder.  It was cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back before adhering it to the card. 

Bundle Alert: The Sunflowers Dies can also be purchased as part of a bundle. 

 

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Measurements

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:  5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sunflower
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment
  • Purple Posy cardstock:  scrap for sunflower backing

 

 

Click here to place an order

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

Coming September 1st:  The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (the smaller machine will be available later in the year)

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines

 

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Paper Pumpkin

 

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Tuesday Tutorial

Tracy's Tuesday Tutorial

These days I’m having a difficult time keeping track of which day it is but I always know when it’s Tuesday! You’ll find a free tutorial for today’s card below the Supply List!

 

Borders Abound Stampin Up

 

I used Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create today’s card along with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Below is a Purple Posy/Calypso Coral version of the card. 

 

Playing with Patterns

 

There are so many possibilities with this very versatile paper! 

 

Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper

 

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Free Tutorial

 

July Mini Card Sampler

The last day to earn three card kits with a minimum $35 order is tomorrow! Click here for all the details! 

July Mini Card Sampler

 

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

Place an Order

My Customer Rewards

Bradley Points

$99 Starter Kit

Clearance Rack

2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Paper Pumpkin

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Wreath Builder Dies

Today’s card features the Wreath Builder Dies and the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

 

Wreath Builder Dies Stampin Up

 

What a fun set of dies with so many possibilities for wreath building! You can make an everyday wreath, such as the one on my card today or you can add hearts, flowers, Easter eggs, and so much more. If you pair it with the Arrange a Wreath stamp set, you’ll have even more possibilities and you’ll save 10%! 

 

Wreath Builder Dies

 

Arrange a Wreath Bundle Stampin' Up!

 

I used Highland Heather and Old Olive cardstock to create the wreath (I love this color combination!).  At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to adhere these to my card but it was very easy! To attach the Highland Heather wreath to the embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock, I added Glue Dots to the back. Then, I applied Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Old Olive wreath.  Super easy! 

 

Stampin' Up! Wreath Builder Dies

 

The sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder using the stamp set, Field of Flowers and then cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  

How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch** over the surface (this helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder).  Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image. Shake off any excess.  Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch the magic happen! 

** Stampin’ Up! retired its Embossing Buddy but using a similar tool is really important when preparing your cardstock for embossing.

 

Field of Flowers Stamp Set

 

The inspiration for my card came from a Canadian demo named Linda Yamamoto.  You can see her beautiful card here

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

 

Measurements

  • Highland Heather cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″  
  • Highland Heather cardstock: scrap for wreath
  • Highland Heather cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Old Olive cardstock: scrap for wreath
  • Whisper White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″  x 4″  (embossed piece and inside the card)

 

July Mini Card Sampler 

My Mini Card Sampler is available only until Wednesday, July 29th with a minimum $35 order! For all the details, please click here

July Mini Card Sampler

 

Click here to place an order! 

 

 

August Paper Pumpkin

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

Place an Order

My Customer Rewards

Bradley Points

$99 Starter Kit

Clearance Rack

2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Paper Pumpkin

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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