Bunny Wishes

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder Framelits, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #eastercard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #babycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping

I imagined having these cute little bunnies peaking through a frame the other day and finally had a chance to make it happen. I used the Basket Bunch stamp set which is bundled with the Basket Builder framelits.   Super cute bunnies!   So stinking' cute!

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I used the Layering Squares framelits to create the frames.  If you think you can cut a square and don't need these framelits, you are truly missing out - you can create these frames and you can't get the beautiful scallop edges!  

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And just so you know. . . this bundle isn't just for Easter!   What an adorable baby card it makes!  I used a greeting from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  The Balloon Adventure stamp set paired with the Balloon Builder punch create the balloon.

Check out the Mint Macaron glimmer paper on the balloon!  Only a few days left to get it!   Sale-a-Bration is winding down!  Get the scoop on how you can get the glimmer paper for free here.

 


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Blooms & Bliss Thanks

All Things Thanks, Blooms & Bliss, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #blooms&bliss, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemo, #bjpeters, #specialreason, #thankyoucard, #handstampedcard

You are in for a treat!  If you love this card, you need to check out the Creative Inking Blog Hop posting at 8:00pm March 20 (CST).  This card didn't make the cut!  I know how can that be!  It's super cute!

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I used the All Things Thanks and Special Reason stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  Love the color combination pulled from the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper.  Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron.  Mint Macaron is one of the In colors that will be retiring this year - I'm not sure I can survive without that color!

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Here'a another "reject".  It also uses the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper.  Another great color combination using Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry.  Check out how adding a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon compliments these colors too!

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I used the All Things Thanks stamp set and the ever popular Oh, So Succulent stamp set.  Both are from the Occasions catalog.  And here's another thing that I love and perhaps will be missing when the Occasions catalog is gone - the Lace Doilies!  Oh how I love them!

Be sure and check out the blog hop on Monday night for the cards that did make the cut!

 


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Over the Rainbow

Over the rainbow, St Patricks, #overtherainbow, #stpatricks, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #stampsinthemail

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!   St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  Legend has it that St. Patrick used the 3 leafed shamrock to teach people about the Holy Trinity - 3 persons in 1 God.  So to celebrate today, I present to you my shamrock card using the Over the Rainbow stamp set.

Over the rainbow, St Patricks, #overtherainbow, #stpatricks, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #stampsinthemail

I used the Sweet & Sassy framelits to cut 3 hearts from Cucumber Crush cardstock.  I highlighted them with Clear Wink of Stella.   The greeting is from the Over the Rainbow stamp set.  I used the Gold Wink of Stella to highlight the words.

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And just in case you think the Over the Rainbow stamp set is for St Patrick's Day only, check out this card.  This is a great friend card!  Who wouldn't love to get this beauty!

Enjoy your day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Look Who's Turning

Number of Years, #numerofyears, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpters, #birthdaycard, #50birthdaycard, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #handstampedcardCheck this Tutorial out!   How fun is this!   What a great birthday card for someone having a BIG birthday.  Don't just think about the big 5-0 as there are other BIG birthdays that you could easily adapt this layout to!   And frankly a pretty simple card for a stamp set that was a customer favorite last year!  Check your stamp sets for the Number of Years stamp set!

Number of Years, #numerofyears, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpters, #birthdaycard, #50birthdaycard, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #handstampedcardSince it is a Tutoring with BJ on Thursday, I have a FREE Tutorial for you!  Yippee!  

Download Look Whos Turning - Number of Years Tutorial

Make sure to check back each Thursday for a new tutorial!

 


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Wild About Flowers

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Well this little beauty rolled off my craft table today!  Just a quickie - but turned out super cute!  I used the Wild About Flowers stamp set - a favorite from the Big Stampin' Up! catalog.  It's an interesting color combination - one that I don't think I have ever used before!  Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  Wow!

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I used the 1 3/4" circle punch to create the 3 flower circles.  Check out the scallop border along the edge.  Yep, it's the Best Badge punch again!  (If that's new to you, check out this video).  

What do you think of this color combination?  Would you use it?  

 


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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Food Challenge

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Welcome to this month's Creative Inking Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring projects with a Food Theme.  We all love food right?  So, you're going to love this hop!

Cool treats, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Frozen Treats, #cooltreats, #frozentreatsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #tastytreats, #birthdaycard, #papercrafts, #handstamped, #rubberstamping

One of my favorite things is ice cream!  So the Cool Treats bundle was an obvious choice for me!  Read on to check out the cool technique I used to make the ice cream stand out even more! 

First, let's check out the Nugget treats.  Cool treats, Frozen Treat, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #frozentreats, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #nuggettreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, Nugget treats are an easy peasy add on to make any card great!  Chocolate = Awesome - Right!  

Cool treats, Frozen Treat, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #frozentreats, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #nuggettreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard,

I used the Celebrations Duo embossing folder to create the debossed "celebrate" image.  Then I stamped the ice cream popsicles over the top in Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder.  

Look closely at the popsicles - do you see the bit of shine on them?   Here's the tip:  If you use the fine tip glue pen and paint the images, the glue dries clear and gives you that cool shine that makes them look more real!  I used the fine tip glue pen to also add the sprinkles embellishments that are also part of the Cool Treats Product suite.  

I think this product suite - is "cool" and would be a Tasty Treat to be in your stamping cupboard!  (LOL).

 


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Lace Doily Beauty

Avant garden, Lace Doily, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #avantgarden, #lacedoily, #stitchedshapeframelits, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping, #papercrafts, #stampingI've been saving this beauty to share with you. . . I just loved how it turned out and enjoyed looking at it on top of my computer.   The focal point is a lace doily that is being showcased inside circles made with the Stitched Shape and Layering circles.  

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I used Delightful Dijon as my card base and it really highlights the Vanilla side of the Lace Doilies well.  Did you know there was a Vanilla Side AND a White side to the Lace Doily?  Yep there is!  

I did a similar card to this using the So Detailed Thinlits - Check out the video I created here.   

If you like this look - just play around and see what you come up with. . . half the fun is the playing and creating!  Enjoy!

 


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A Very Special Reason

Special Reason, Stampin' Up!, #specialreason, #stylishstems, #hexagonhive, #teenytinywishes, #sympathycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstratorWhen I was growing up in a small town in Minnesota, my parents talked about a man in our small church that had been a prisoner of war during WWII and Korea for 3 years.  I saw him as a quiet man who lived by the city park and made jewlery that he gave away and did a lot of gardening.  I always respected him.  Through Facebook I have been friends with one of his daughters and have marveled at some of the pictures and stories she has written about her father.  Her father passed away at the age of 95 last week. 

I created this sympathy card to send to his daughter that I am friends with.  She is quite artistic so, I wanted a card to match her talents.  The Special Reason stamp set bundled with the Stylish Stems framelits seemed to match my needs. 

Special Reason, Stampin' Up!, #specialreason, #stylishstems, #hexagonhive, #teenytinywishes, #sympathycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator

The Old Olive stems and the flowers in Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight sure pop off the Pool Party card.  I used the Classic Label punch for the sympathy greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Special Reason, Stampin' Up!, #specialreason, #stylishstems, #hexagonhive, #teenytinywishes, #sympathycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstratorI also made this card but felt the other one was better.  I watercolored Wisteria Wonder on the Wisteria Wonder cardstock under the flower opening to give it a deeper Wisteria Wonder look.  I added a ribbon with Perfect Plum solid color Baker's Twine to the greeting. 

Which card would you have sent if they were both sympathy cards?

 


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Go Green for St. Patrick's Day

Greatest Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Sunshine Wishes, #greatestgreetings, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stpatricksday, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping

In honor of St. Patrick's Day this week, I had to create a "Go Green" card.  I combined a number of our greens.  From the top down;  Garden Green, Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.  

The "Go Green" greeting is from the Greatest Greetings stamp set.  A perfect fit for this St. Patrick's Day card.  

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I added a Gold Glimmer paper from the Sunshine Wishes frame lit set.  You have to find the gold at the end of the rainbow right?    The Emerald Envy bow is a perfect finishing touch.  

 


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Thanks a Bunch with Basket Bunch

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Whoa!   I have had a little surprise in my crafting studio. . . that surprise is the fun you can have with the Basket Bunch stamp set which is bundled with the Basket Builder framelits!   Ever since I made the Easter frame, I wanted to coordinate a card with it.  This card ended up being a substitute at my card buffet this month and was a hit!  

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder framelits, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #eastercard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #springcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #rubberstamping, #handstampedcard

Check out how super cute this basket is!   Love this!   

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Here's the cute Easter Frame a shared a couple of weeks ago.  It's been a hit!  It's not too late for you to make it for your home decor piece.   

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Succulent Garden Beauties

Dragonfly Dreams, Stampin' Up!, #dragonflydreams, #Stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #saleabration, #glimmerpaper, #congratulationscard, #handstampedcard, #succulentgarden

Today's challenge was to find my  craft table!  Can you relate to that?  Well, I had scraps of Succulent Garden designer series paper all over it. . . and of course I had to use them on a card - why put them away when you can make a card - right?  Of course I have the awesome Glimmer paper from Sale-a-Bration hanging out.  Everyone loved the Dragonfly card in glimmer paper at my card buffet the last 2 days.  

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Check out the scalloped border.  If you missed how I made that- check this out.  And oh that sparkly dragonfly!  

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Then I had a bunch of 1/2" strips left of the gorgeous succulent garden designer series paper. . . so of course I had to make one of my infamous pieced cards!  I love doing this. . . they always look so cool and really show off the designer series paper so well.  Frankly, it doesn't matter what pattern you use - just tape it on a solid piece of cardstock and play away!  

So which card do you like better?

 

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Layering Love

Layering Love, Botanical Builder Framelits, #layeringlove, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #friendcard, #handstampedcard, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping

Yes, it's Thursday and here is your Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays tutorial!   It's a quick and easy one using a favorite framelit set from the catalog.  The Botanical Builder framelits are a favorite that I have sort of forgotten about for a bit with all of the awesome things in the Occasions catalog.  What my customers tell me they love about these framelits is the 3D look to them.  Yes, I love that you can use 1 framelit and create interest and dimension by simply curling the petals a bit.

Layering Love, Botanical Builder Framelits, #layeringlove, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #friendcard, #handstampedcard, #papercrafting, #rubberstampingAnd check out the layering pieces for the inside of the flower that are also included in the framelit set!   You couldn't ask for much more! 

Layering Love, Botanical Builder Framelits, #layeringlove, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #friendcard, #handstampedcard, #papercrafting, #rubberstampingPersonally, I love this saying.  It just seems so genuine - from the heart.  This saying comes from the Layering Love stamp set. 

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Make sure to save these tutorials in a binder or folder for future inspiration! 

 


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Tasty Treets & Cool Treats

Cool Treats, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #rubberstamping, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcard

Can you relate to this?  Do you sometimes forget about Washi tape and how easy it is to use?  The other day I was looking for something and ran across my Washi Tape - I looked at this Tasty Treats one and thought - Wow- love this - I need to showcase it on a card!  And this card was born! 

What I found is a quick and easy way to make a card because so much of the color & punch is made with the Washi tape.  Yes I did add a textured background with the Falling Petals embossing folder - but it would have been cute without it too.

Cool Treats, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #rubberstamping, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcardI simply wrapped the Tasty Treats Washi Tape around Whisper White cardstock.  Added a greeting from the coordinating Cool Treats stamp set.  My accents were a lace doily and a Melon Mambo Baker's twine bow. 

Super Easy, Super Cute and Super easy to copy!  That's the 3"S" factor!

 


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Surprise! coming in Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #paperpumpkin, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #craftkitinthemail, #stampinupdemo, #craftkit, #paperpumpkinspecialBREAKING NEWS! The upcoming April Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed by our very own CEO Sara Douglas! The kit will be including a FREE gift inside every April box! It's going to be a surprise! We all love surprises right?


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Avant Garden flowers highlighted by Bleach!

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Are you kidding?  Bleach on a card?  Yes - regular household bleach creates the beautiful Vanilla color on the flowers on this card!   It's an easy technique that anyone can do!  I used the Avant Garden stamp set - one of the free items available during Sale-a-Bration (it's the best sale of the year and there are only a couple of weeks left!) 

Avant Garden, Bleach Technique, #avantgarden, #bleachtechnique, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #hexagondynamicembossing, #birthdaycard, #rubberstampingtechniques, #handstampedcard, #papercraftingtechniquesEach color of cardstock that you try this on, turns out a little differently.  I can tell you that way back when, I tried on non Stampin' Up! cardstock - the results weren't as good.  To do this technique, you must have an outline image that is embossed.  Check out this video.

 

I hope you give this a try!   Share your bleaching technique ideas on my Facebook page for us all to be inspired from! 

 


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Glimmering Oh So Succulent

Oh So Succulent, Glimmer Paper, #ohsosucculent, #glimmerpaper, #stampinup, #occasionscatalog, #saleabration, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #brithdaycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstampingYou all know that I love a little bit of glimmer. . . . and these layouts are similar and provide just that hint of glimmer that steps up this card to being a bit more special.  I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set to make this card.  The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride and Rose Wonder with Mint Macaron for the foliage. 

Oh So Succulent, Glimmer Paper, #ohsosucculent, #glimmerpaper, #stampinup, #occasionscatalog, #saleabration, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #brithdaycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstampingSee that piece of Mint Macaron glimmer paper on the left edge!  Just a perfect little accent!  Wouldn't you agree? 

Oh So Succulent, Glimmer Paper, #ohsosucculent, #glimmerpaper, #stampinup, #occasionscatalog, #saleabration, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #brithdaycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstampingFor this card, I embossed the Oh So Succulent flowers and then bleached them.  (For a video on bleaching, click here).   Then I colored them with a Stampin' Write marker.  Can you see how the layouts are similar? 

Oh So Succulent, Glimmer Paper, #ohsosucculent, #glimmerpaper, #stampinup, #occasionscatalog, #saleabration, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #brithdaycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstampingCheck out how I added some glimmer paper to this card!  I used the framelits from the Stylish Stems!   How cute is that!  

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Highlighting Lace Doilies

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I Love the detail in the Lace Doilies from the Occasions catalog.  I can't tell you how many packages of them I have used since January!  I've wanted to showcase them on a card and I sure did it in a big way!  You have to check out all the details of this peek through card!

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I used the Succulent Garden stamp set to stamp the inside of the card and give it a greeting perfect for upcoming weddings!  The Wisteria Wonder color really highlights the beauty of the lace doilies too!  Oh my, this one is gorgeous!   

 

I hope you enjoyed this video and give this technique a try!   Be sure and share your results for us all to see on my business Facebook page!  

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A Very Special Reason

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So there's been a technique that I have wanted to try for awhile.  It is the technique on this card that creates the scallop edge.  Believe it or not, it is created with the Best Badge punch!  I used the Special Reason stamp set and of course a bit of the fabulous must have Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper!  

Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits, #specialreason, #stylishstemsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sale-a-bration, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #birthdaycard

I love the bit of detail the scallop edge brings - and the fact that it's all highlighted by the Glimmer paper too!  Check out this video for how it's done!

 

Here is some more inspiration from the Special Reason stamp set bundled with the Stylish Stems thinlits.  

Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits, #specialreason, #stylishstemsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sale-a-bration, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #birthdaycard

I just love this bundle for the uniqueness it creates!  So many amazing things you can do.  Just check out this detail!

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At the rate I'm using up my glimmer paper, I'm going to have to get me some more!  

 


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More Many Happy Birthdays!

Many Happy Birthdays, Paper Pumpkin, #manyhappybirthdays, #paperpumpkin, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #craftingkitinthemail, #craftkits, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcardAs I was clearing my craft table off to create more inspiration to share, I still had some of the papers from the Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin kit left there.  Well, as you can see, I had to use just a couple more of those papers up!  Check out the card I posted earlier today.  

For this card, I used the Big On Birthdays stamp set and the Balloon Bouquet punch to create the balloons.  

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Super cute and easy card.   Well, there was another one too!

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This card features the Stylized Birthday stamp set - and another balloon of course!  Another easy peasy card.  Great alternate ideas for this months Paper Pumpkin!  

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Yes there are other papers in the Paper Pumpkin kit - check these out!    Be sure and check out the Paper Pumpkin page on my website - it has the Many Happy Birthday video too!  

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Many Happy Birthdays!

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Did you know that you can get Many Many Happy Birthday cards from the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit?  But, be careful because you are going to fall in love with the patterns and colors in the papers in the kit!  This card is such an easy alternate card to the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit!  Super easy! 

Check out the February 2017 kit here;  

I can't wait to see what you are making with this kit!  Please share on my business Facebook Page.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

many Happy Birthdays, Paper Pumpkin, February 2017, #stampinup, #paperpumpkin, #manyhappybirthdays, #paperpumpkinfebruary2017, #papercraftkitinmail, #cardkitinmail, #stampinupdemo, #papercraftingkit

March is Paper Pumpkin’s 4th birthday! This is from the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page: We’ve come a long way and look FOUR-ward to many happy birthdays with our Paper Pumpkin peeps. We’re so grateful FOUR you!

Do you think something special will be included in our kits for March?  

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Hey, Chick Challenge

Hey Chick, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #heychick, #saleabration, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafting, #handstampedcard, #watercoloring

Do you ever feel challenged at how to lay out a card?  You know a couple of elements but then can't figure out how to put it together?  I had an email from a customer this week asking that very question.  My solution is to use a layout, put in the elements you know and then rely on the layout to finalize your card.  

For this card I used the Hey, Chick stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  The chick is super fun and it's pretty cute watercolored in unique colors!  So, back to the layout, here is the layout I used.

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You can play with the layout a little bit.  Check out this sample where I modified it just a bit.  

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I used the oval shapes and moved the word element lower onto the horizontal plane.  But still use the layout above to put the card together.

This card used the greeting from the Beautiful You stamp set and the Painters Palette designer series paper stack.  

Here's the BIG question?  Show me your work with this layout.  Upload them to my Facebook page and I will randomly choose a winner on March 10!  

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Basket Bunch

Basket Bunch, Stampin' Up!, #basketbunch, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #eastercard, #easterbunny, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #handstampedcard

 OMG!   You are going to LOVE on the Basket Bunch stamp set paired with the Basket Builder framelits.  What a bundle!  There are SOOOOOO many possibilities!   Rabbits, Chicks, flowers, eggs, bunnies, baskets, grass and well everything about Easter and Spring you would want!  

Basket Bunch, Stampin' Up!, #basketbunch, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #eastercard, #easterbunny, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #handstampedcard

 Such great elements to combine and use!   If you are loving this bundle, make sure you check out the Easter Frame.  You can't get much cuter than this!    Well, since today is Tutoring with BJ on Thursday, you may want your tutorial!  

Download Somebunny Sweet Easter Card Tutorial

 


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Sweet Moon Baby

Moon Baby, Stampin' Up!, #moonbaby, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #babycard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafts, #handstampedcard,

Oh so cute!!!!  Have you checked out the Moon Baby stamp set?  I have been eyeing a number of super cute samples on Pinterest.  Love this one - hope you do too!  

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Love these cute little animals!   So perfect for using the wonderfully awesome Watercolor pencils!   Love how they fit perfectly on  the stitched shape oval.  (don't you just love how the stitched shapes layer perfectly with the Layering framelits?  - In this case Layering Ovals?).  I added the greeting in a punched circle and a Star punched from the So Saffron backgrounds paper from the Subtles collection. 

If you are needing a baby stamp set - Moon Baby is the answer!  Be sure and check it out from the Occasions catalog!

 


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Highlighting Reverse Words

Reverse Words, Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #reversewords, #saleabration, #cupcakes&carousels, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #handstampedcard, #birthdaycard

 You know that I love using  bits of designer series paper - can't let anything go to waste you know!  Here I have highlighted one of the words from the new Reverse Words stamp set by using 1/2" strips of varying lengths of the Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper.  

Reverse Words stamp set is one of the new choices from Stamping' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration offerings.  

#birthdaycard, #bjpeters, #cupcakes&carousels, #handstampedcard, #papercrafting, #reversewords, #rubberstamping, #saleabration, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemonstrator, BJ Peters, Cupcakes & Carousels, Reverse Words, Stampin' Up!

I stamped with the Bermuda Bay ombre stamp pad and then cut around the word.  It's highlighted by a Stitched Shape oval.  Well, add a couple of Bermuda Bay sequins and a Thick Baker's Twine bow and there you have it!  

Make sure and check out the Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper stack - it's a great value - and I am falling more and more in love with the coordination and patterns in this designer series paper - and I think you will too!

 


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Stamping to Reveal the "Celebration"

  Happy Celebrations, Celebrations Duo, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #birthdaycard, #celebrationsduoembossing, #happycelebrations, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #rubberstamping

Do you love the trendy diagonal look?  Do you wonder how to make it?  Let me show you how easy it can be!   Plus I want to show you how you can combine products - even different colors to make a card like this happen!  

The unique Celebrations Duo embossing (actually debossing) folders are the focal point of this card.  The folders actually push the word in.  I used the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party ink to make the word stand out.  

Happy Celebrations, Celebrations Duo, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #birthdaycard, #celebrationsduoembossing, #happycelebrations, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #rubberstamping

The Balloon Bouquet punch coordinates perfectly with the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits and certainly coordinates to make this cutie patootie balloon!

Happy Celebrations, Celebrations Duo, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #birthdaycard, #celebrationsduoembossing, #happycelebrations, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #rubberstamping

The designer series paper comes from the Tasty Treats designer series paper - it doesn't include the Flirty Flamingo color - but check how nice this works together!  In fact, it doesn't include Bermuda Bay either but the strip of Bermuda Bay glimmer paper goes perfectly!!!  Love how everything coordinates! 

 


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That's the Tag!

That's the Tag, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #that'sthetag, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #birthdaycard, #cardmaking

We all say that the catalog pictures don't do products justice - this bundle is a great example of that.  This bundle includes That's the Tag stamp set and the Timeless Tags thinlits.   I love the flower image with several of the areas highlighted with a Stampin' Write marker. 

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For this card, I die cut the thinly outline in Basic Black cardstock and then adhered it to a solid Whisper White oval.  Then I used the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers to highlight the flower center and the leaves.  This is highlighted by the Calypso Coral card stock layer that was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  

A thin layer of Basic Black card stock and the Black solid Baker's twine further highlight the thinlits flower outline.  Then if you don't yet have a Classic Label punch - you need it!  

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Blooms & Wishes

Blooms & Wishes, Double Take, #blooms&wishese, #doubletake, #congratscard, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #handstampedcard, #papercrafts, #stampinupdemo, #stampinuptutorial

Yea!  It's Thursday and do you know what that means?  Another AMAZING tutorial for you to download!   This card features the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in the background.  with a bold greeting over the top.   This card boldly says it all!   "Congrats".   And there are times where you want to boldly say it - but don't want to loose the cuteness of a card.  This card does it!  

Blooms & Wishes, Double Take, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinbj.com, #handstampedcard, #blooms&wishes, #doubletake, #stampinup, #congratscard, #stampinupdemo, #freetutorial, #cardtutorial, #stampinuptutorial

The message is pretty strong and clear!   The collage of flowers simply highlights the greeting - exactly what we would want on this card.  

Download Blooms & Wishes Tutorial

 


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Make a Medallion

Make a Medallion, Glimmer Paper, #makeamedallion, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping, #staminupdemoDo you believe in the value of the photopolymer stamps?  The new Sale-a-Bration stamp set - Make a Medallion is photopolymer.  I decided to try layering the 2 medallions and was ecstatic to see that they layered PERFECTLY!   Wow!  No stamp a ma jig needed!  I could see through the photopolymer so easily that I lined up the stamps with ease!  Better yet. . . . I love the look!

Make a Medallion, Glimmer Paper, #makeamedallion, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping, #staminupdemo

I used Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim as the main colors.  It was my first time using them together and I was surprised at how nicely they worked together.  What do you think of this color combination?   Isn't it perfect that the medallion fits into the Layering Circles framelits so well?  And of course the perfect accent is a little strip of glimmer paper. 

What do you think of this stamp set and this combination?

 


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Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - New Sale-a-Bration Items

Thailand Grand Vacation Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for February 2017. This month our theme is the "Sale-a-Bration". We want to show you some more ways to make the most of your Sale-a-Bration items. Have you collected them all yet?

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - BJ Peters or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 

Special Reason, Stylish Stems Framelits, #specialreason, #stylishstemsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sale-a-bration, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafting, #rubberstamping, #birthdaycard

I'm sooooo excited to share the NEW Sale-a-Bration products!  My favorite and my prediction for the top seller is the Glimmer Paper!  The 6" x 6" assortment of glimmer paper comes in Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron!  

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I seriously can't wait for you to get your hands on this beautiful paper!   It's freakin' awesome!  

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I love how the glimmer paper is showcased using the Stylish Stems framelits.  This is a WOWZA card!   Check out those leaves!  The glimmer paper is soooooo perfect!   OMG!  You seriously need this!  Of course the Special Reason bundle is amazing too!  (and if you like it, check out my classes to go here! The Special Reason class has been very popular!)

Remember, you can get any of the Sale-a-Bration items like this;

  • Shop - choose your favorite Sale-a-Bration item(s) for every $50 in merchandise
  • Host - earn $25 extra stampin' rewards with a qualifying show
  • Join - my team and enjoy the many benefits of being in the Stampin' Up! family.  Even if it's for yourself, it's OK!

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Now check out the rest of the blog hop for amazing inspiration from top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world!   

 

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They're here! NEW Sale-a-Bration items now available!

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 I'm in LOVE!   Yes, of course my hubby and family but also the new Sale-a-Bration items!   Today, Stampin' Up! released 3 new sale-a-bration items today for your shopping pleasure!   There is no secret about my favorite!   The Glimmer Paper!!!  The sample uses the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set bundled with the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits.  The Glimmer paper comes in 3 colors!  Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron!  A perfect combination of colors.  

Check out the supplemental flyer here that showcases adorable samples and the other 2 stamp sets!

 Download the Sale-a-Bration Supplement Brochure!

 

Here's a refresher on how you can get your FREE Sale-a-Bration rewards!

  • Shop - choose your favorite Sale-a-Bration item(s) for every $50 in merchandise
  • Host - earn $25 extra stampin' rewards with a qualifying show
  • Join - my team and enjoy the many benefits of being in the Stampin' Up! family.  Even if it's for yourself, it's OK!

 


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Color My World

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!   This month our theme is "Color My World" featuring any type of coloring!  I am featuring 2 coloring techniques for your viewing pleasure;  Re-inker background and Watercolor pencils! 

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Check out this super adorable baby card!  Imagine it as an Easter card too!  It uses the Basket Bunch stamp set with a greeting from That's the Tag stamp set.  You are going to LOVE how I created the background!  But, first check out these cute little bunnies!

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I colored these bunnies with the watercolor pencils and the Pink Pirouette Stampin Write marker.  Let me tell you about the amazing watercolor pencils!

  • so blendable!  they are sooo soft and so easily blendable with a Blender Pen or AquaPainter
  • 13 high quality pencils in Stampin' Up! colors!  create various shades of the colors depending on how much pencil you apply.
  • they are obviously so fabulous that they are selling out.  Currently they are available but, shortly they will be un order able until another shipment comes in.  Get yours while you can!  #141709

So, check out the details on how to make this background!  

 

 I hope you give this technique a try!  Post your creations for us all to see!  Now, hop on to the next blog for more color inspiration!


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Nailed It Masculine Cards

Nailed It, Build It Framelits, Urban Underground Designer Series Paper, #Stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #classinthemail, #stampinupclassbymail, #stampinupdemonstrator, #nailedit, #builditframelits, #urbanundergrounddesignerseriespaperYou called and I answered!  Yes, I created a masculine card class for you - with tons of options!   I used the Nailed it stamp set which is bundled with the Build It Framelits for this card class by mail.  But, I took it a step further and also will share a card with the same layout using other popular masculine stamp sets such as Lovely As a Tree.  

Nailed It, Build It Framelits, Urban Underground Designer Series Paper, #Stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #classinthemail, #stampinupclassbymail, #stampinupdemonstrator, #nailedit, #builditframelits, #urbanundergrounddesignerseriespaper

Speaking of Lovely As a Tree, this card makes a perfect masculine sympathy card.   Simple layout that would be very plain if it wasn't for the Urban Underground designer series paper in the background.

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I knew I liked the Nailed It stamp set and the Build It Framelits the first time I "saw" it!   And you will too!  

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This card class features another technique using the Hexagon textured dynamic embossing folder.  You won't want to miss it!   

Check out the details of the Nailed It Masculine class here.

 You won't be disappointed!

 

 


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Easy Masculine Cards

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I hear frequently how difficult masculine cards are to make.  For some reason, we just don't have quite as much inspiration for them as we do for flower or other "fun" cards.  Well, Masculine cards can be fun too!  Seriously!  Let me get you started. . . I can put together a packet for you with this sketches to get you going!  

I primarily used the Nailed It stamp set bundled with the Build It framelits along with the Urban Underground designer series paper.  BUT, in the class I have suggestions for other stamp sets that will work very well too!  How about Lovely As a Tree, Guy Greetings and ?  All of these ideas included in the tutorial so you can customize your masculine cards to suite your personal needs.

Here's one of my favorites!

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You will find huge value with this class in the mail!   Not only will you have a stash of masculine cards on hand but, you'll have templates to use with multiple stamp sets with ideas to copy!   Check out all of the information here.  You won't want to miss this one!

 


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Glimmering Medallion

Make a Medallion, Glimmer Paper, Falling Petals, That's the Tag, #thatsthetag, #fallingpetals, #makeamedallion, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard

Okay, I admit it, I am having a VERY hard time putting down the glimmer paper!   OMG, the colors and the glimmer are just perfecto!   I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it!  

Just this little sliver of Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper makes this card even more special.  And the fact that it is married with another one of the new Sale-a-Bration choices called Making a Medallion - well it's just double the fun!

Make a Medallion, Glimmer Paper, Falling Petals, That's the Tag, #thatsthetag, #fallingpetals, #makeamedallion, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard

I stamped one of the medallion images from Making a Medallion stamp set on Vellum card stock and embossed it with White embossing powder.  A 2 1/2" circle Bermuda Bay circle behind the medallion helps it stand out.  

The greeting is from That's the Tag.   The strip of glimmer paper is only 1/4" wide but it sure adds a punch!  Remember these 2 items become available to everyone on Tuesday February 21!  Get yours early and often!


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Glimmerific Dragonfly!

Dragonfly Dreams, Cupcakes & Carousels, Lift me up, #dragonflydreams, #liftmeup, #cupcakes&carousels, #detaileddragonflythinlits, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

Yes, I can't stop playing with the Glimmer Paper that soon - very soon will be an option for you to choose as a Sale-a-Bration reward!   The Dragonfly Dreams bundle as been running as the #1 seller from the Occasions catalog and I predict the Glimmer Paper combo pack will be the #1 seller from the Sale-a-Bration supplement starting February 21!  Please check back on the 21st for your peak at brochure!

Dragonfly Dreams, Cupcakes & Carousels, Lift me up, #dragonflydreams, #liftmeup, #cupcakes&carousels, #detaileddragonflythinlits, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

I used the Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper stack to create the background with 1 1/4" punched circles.  (love these dsp packs for this very purpose!  Lots of designs, great size, great price)  Then I added a gold foil strip as an accent.  All of this is topped off with that gorgeous Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper Dragonfly!  LOVE it!

Be sure and check back for more samples and of course the supplemental Sale-a-Bration brochure that will be posted on February 21.  

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Easter Message

Easter Message, Stampin' Up!, #eastermessage, #eastercard, #religiouscard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemonstrator

 Check out the Easter Message stamp set in the Occasions catalog if you are looking for a religious image for an Easter card - or other religious occasion for that matter!   

This card is very simple but check out how the cross and the shroud stand out on this close up sample?  Want to know how it is done?

Easter Message, Stampin' Up!, #eastermessage, #eastercard, #religiouscard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemonstrator

It's actually very easy and since it is Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays, I have a Free tutorial for you!   And as a bonus, a video too!

Download Easter Message Tutorial

 

Here is another card using the Easter Message stamp set but focusing on the Lilies.  Another easy card using a great stamp set. 

Easter Message, Stampin' Up!, #eastermessage, #eastercard, #religiouscard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemonstrator

Check out how cute the greeting looks stamped on the Gold Foil card stock!   And everything is accented by the Metallic Ribbon - which you can get for free during Sale-a-bration!  Be sure and check that out!

 


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Make a Medallion

Make a Medallion, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, #makeamedallion, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #thankyoucard, #embossresist, #stitchedshapesHere's another sneak peak of another one of the new Sale-a-Bration free picks starting February 21.  Make a Medallion is the name of this stamp set.  I used an emboss resist technique on this card.  The color combination is Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Bermuda Bay.

Make a Medallion, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, #makeamedallion, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #thankyoucard, #embossresist, #stitchedshapes

To create the emboss resist technique, first emboss the medallion in embossing powder - I used white embossing powder.  After heat setting, use a sponge to rub the colors on the cardstock.  When you are done, make sure to buff the image with a tissue.  This removes any ink on top of the embossing powder so that it doesn't ink up your fingers!  

I finished the card off with a Stitched Shape framelit in Bermuda Bay, stamped of course with the Make a Medallion stamp set.  The greeting is punched out with the Classic Label punch.  

What do you think of this technique?  What color combination would you use?  

 


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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Color Challenge

Stampin' Up! Blog HopWelcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is a Color Challenge.  The colors are Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy and Mint Macaron.  Make sure to take the whole hop and enjoy the inspiration!

Delicate Details, Balloon Adventures, Stampin' Up!, #delicatedetails, #balloonadventures, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #stampinbj.com, #birthdaycard, #saleabration, #occasions, #bloghop

 I used the Delicate Details stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog to create the background.  I just alternated the beautiful delicate details stamps in the color scheme.  The colors work well together.  Then I used the Stitched Shapes framelits and the 2" circle punch to create the focal point for the greetings.  The greeting comes from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  

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Here's another color schemed piece of inspiration for you combining 2 of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets;  So Very Much and Avant Garden.  Everything together coordinates for a beautiful Thank You card!  

All but one of the stamp sets I used today are from Sale-a-Bration - and we are almost halfway through the greatest sale in the Stampin' Up! year.  If you haven't made plans to enjoy the blessings of this sale, what are you waiting for!

  • Shop - Choose a FREE item with every $50 in merchandise
  • Host - get an additional $25 in free host rewards with a qualifying show
  • Join - my team during Sale-a-Bration and get 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice - any value!  PLUS a free Paper Pumpkin, FREE shipping on your starter kit and $125 in merchandise of your choice - all for $99!  What are you waiting for!  Join here.

Now enjoy the awesome ideas and inspiration on the rest of the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  

 


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Dragonfly Dreams Special Day

Dragonfly Dreams, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, #dragonflydreams, #detaileddragonflythinlits, #stampinbj.com, #stampinup.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrators, #stampinupclassonline, #stampinuptutorial

Yes, more Dragonfly Dreams - the most popular bundle in the Occasions catalog!  Truth be told, I had an "extra" die cut of the small dragonfly dreams and I had to make it into a card!  And I LOVE this one!   Think about how awesome it will look if I had waited to make this one until I had the Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper! 

Dragonfly Dreams, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, #dragonflydreams, #detaileddragonflythinlits, #stampinbj.com, #stampinup.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrators, #stampinupclassonline, #stampinuptutorial

I took the color scheme for this card from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack.  If you have overlooked this paper stack in the catalog - make sure you check it out soon!

Cupcakes & Carousels dspDon't forget about the popular Dragonfly Dreams Class!   It's been very popular and I am so thrilled so many of you have enjoyed it!  If you've missed it, check out the details here.

 


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Sparkling Sneak Peak

Love Sparkles, Star Blast Edgeless, Cupcakes & Carousels, #lovesparkles, #starblastedgelits, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator

OOOOOHHHHH!!!  I'm  super duper excited to share one of the next free items from the Sale-a-Bration 2017 promotion starting on February 21!   This one is sure to be VERY popular!   Glimmer Paper!  In Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron!   12 sheets 4 of each color!   Oh my goodness, did I have an awesome time creating a few samples!

Here I used the Love Sparkles stamp set for the greeting - doesn't it match perfectly?  And I added the Star Blast Edgelit die - another perfect fit!  The background paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack.  Who wouldn't love to get this card!

Would you like a FREE Tutorial for this card?   If you said "yes", then click on this link to download it!  

Love Sparkles Tutorial

Big on Birthdays, Stylish Stems framelits, #bigonbirthdays, #stylishstemsframelits, #saleabration, #glimmerpaper, #popofpinkdesignerseriespaper, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycard

Of course, I had to showcase the Sweet Sugarplum and the Mint Macaron glimmer papers too!  And this card using the Stylish Stems framelits is perfect for that!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE!  the glimmer paper over the (now) plain cardstock!   So stinking' cute!  

Remember, this glimmer paper is one of the FREE choices during Sale-a-Bration in addition to the current offerings starting on February 21!  Plan your orders, parties, etc now so that you get your glimmer paper in your hands!  

 

 


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Love Sparkles

Love Sparkles, Window Box Thinlits, Falling Petals, #lovesparkles, #windowboxthinlits, #fallingpetals, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #valentine, #wedding, #stampinupdemo, #stampinupdemonstrator, #videotutorial, #papercrafts

Here's another awesome looking card using the Window Box thinlits combined with the Love Sparkles stamp set.  This card was inspired by my demo friend Connie.  (Stampin' Up! demos are like a big family - love that!)  

I used the Window Box thinlits to create the heart circles.  I also used this technique on several of the projects in the Window Shopping class - be sure and check out that class, the responses from my customers on this class has been awesome!  

Love Sparkles, Window Box Thinlits, Falling Petals, #lovesparkles, #windowboxthinlits, #fallingpetals, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #valentine, #wedding, #stampinupdemo, #stampinupdemonstrator, #videotutorial, #papercrafts

Aren't these circles sooooo cute!  Such a great card!   Check out this video for tips and tricks for this card.  

Leave me a note and let me know what you think!  

 


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Easter Lilies from Easter Message

Easter Message, Stitched Shapes, Stampin' Up!, #eastermessage, #stitchedshapes, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #eastercard

One of the early stamp sets that I purchased from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog was the Easter Message stamp set.  As a christian, my faith is important to me and thus the messages and images in this stamp set fit my values.  

I remember as a child my mother would always have several Easter Lilies in the house and it would smell sooooo good!  Lilies also remind me of the first signs of spring.  

I also want to point out the Stitched Shapes framelits on this card.  I've heard it said that you can't mix ovals and circles - but it sure seems to work well on this card! 

Easter Message, Stitched Shapes, Stampin' Up!, #eastermessage, #stitchedshapes, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #eastercard

Check out this card using the same Easter Lily stamp.  I simply stamped several of them and made them Daffodil Delight colored (now that may just seem wrong!).  

Which card do you like better?

 


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Basket Bunch Easter Frame

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

 Here's another customer favorite, a seasonal decor for the 9" x 9" (or 10" x 10" with a mat) frame.  I found that the Basket Bunch stamp set bundled with the Basket Builder framelits was a perfect bundle to use for this beauty.  It will sure be a fun Easter Decor!   

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

The large square mat is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  The outside of the smaller squares (white) is 2 1/4".  The inner squares are 2" square.  I simply use the same frame over and over and just add new seasonal insides - depending on the season.  

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

I love the cute little bunnies!   This stamp set has 29 images in it and most of them are all cut out with the 22 piece Basket Builder framelits.    And frankly those cute little bunnies would be great for a baby card too!  

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Avant Garden with Bleach

Avant Garden, That's the Tag, #avantgarden, #that'sthetag, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bleachtechnique, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #saleabration

At my card buffet this week, one of my customers shared 2 gorgeous cards using Bleach.  It reminded me of this technique that I haven't done for awhile.  So, I had to give it a try.  Have you done this technique before?  

Avant Garden, That's the Tag, #avantgarden, #that'sthetag, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bleachtechnique, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #saleabration

I used the Avant Garden stamp set - one of the most popular choices for FREE during Sale-a-Bration! You start by embossing the outline image.  Here I embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then you used regular household bleach and bleach out the parts that you want a different color.  With our Crumb Cake yardstick, a beautiful Vanilla color comes out that blends very well with gold!  

Avant Garden, That's the Tag, #avantgarden, #that'sthetag, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bleachtechnique, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #saleabration

Here is basically the same card but, I added a little pop of color.  Once the bleached area is completely dry, you can add the color.  I added Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz with Stampin' Write markers on this sample.  

Which card do you like better?  

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Custom Tee

Custom Tee, T-shirt builder framelits, #customtee, #tshirtbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #stampinuptutorial, #papercrafts, #thankyoucard

Today's tutorial falls into the "fun" card category.  Have you checked out the possibilities with the Custom Tee stamp set that is bundled with the T-shirt Builder framelits?  You can make so many fun cards and combinations with this bundle.  Super fun.  AND to top it off, add in the Designer  Tee stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog for even more possibilities!  

Custom Tee, T-shirt builder framelits, #customtee, #tshirtbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinuptutorial, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

With so many possibilities with this bundle you could make masculine, kid, sports and well many themed cards.  It's sure to bring a smile to the face of the person who receives it!  

Since this is Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays, I have a FREE tutorial for you.  I hope you are enjoying these free tutorials!  Let me know your thoughts!

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Nailed It!

Nailed it, Build it framelits, Urban Underground embellishments, #nailedit, #builditframelits, #hexagondynamictexturedembossingfolder, #masculinecard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemo, #bjpeters, #cardbuffetNailed It!   Yes, I did!   This card is on my card buffet this month - and it in the running for the most popular card choice!   To be honest, it wasn't one of my favorites.   But, I think the masculine image combined with the awesome Hexagon Dynamic Texture embossing folder impression on the Silver Foil cardstock makes this an awesome card!

Nailed it, Build it framelits, Urban Underground embellishments, #nailedit, #builditframelits, #hexagondynamictexturedembossingfolder, #masculinecard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #stampinupdemo, #bjpeters, #cardbuffetJust look at how awesome the Hexagon embossing folder looks on the Silver Foil paper!   It truly looks like the stuff tool boxes and other manly stuff is made out of!  Make sure you check out that super duper little embellishment right by the greeting!   You have to get these for your masculine cards!   The Urban Undgerground Embellishments are made for these cards!   You get 24 brushed silver embellishments 8 each of 3 designs. 

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Jar of Love (or M&M's!)

Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits, #jaroflove, #everydayjars, #valentinetreat, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #valentine, #candytreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemoThe Jar of Love Halloween treat holders were such a great hit at my house, I had to give it a try for Valentines Day!  This turned out super duper cute AND the M & M's fall out - and give easy access to snag a few for myself!  

 Check out this video for a few hints. . .

Instructions;

  • Whisper White cardstock for the 2 jars.  I used the largest jar.  The outlines were stamped in Basic Gray. 
  • Layering Ovals framelits - use the smallest oval to cut an oval in one of the jars.
  • Window Sheet - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White Thick cardstock used to make box inside jars;   1 3/4" wide x 3 3/4".  Score with the long side vertical 3/8" from each edge.  Score on the horizontal edge 1" from each edge for sides of box. 
  • Basic Gray cardstock stamped in Basic Gray ink for jar lids
  • Sending Love 1/8" Real Red Ribbon bow, Greeting from Jars of Love stamp set, punched out with Classic Label punch from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. 

Tell me what you think of this cute treat by leaving me a comment!

 


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Big on Birthdays

Big on Birthdays, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #bigonbirthdays, #birthdaycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #cardmakingWho is Big on Birthdays!   I love birthdays - they were a BIG deal when I was a kid.  As an adult, they are still big for me - but my husband isn't so big, so I mourn them in quite silence.  BUT, I try to make birthdays special for others by sending out LOTS of birthday cards!   Yes, if I have an address and know it is your birthday, I will do my best to send a card! 

The "Big on Birthdays" stamp set is a Big help!  The larger images make it such that I don't have to add much else to the card.  I love this simple one in Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz. 

Big on Birthdays, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #bigonbirthdays, #birthdaycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #cardmakingWhile it is hard to see, the flowers glisten with the Clear Wink of Stella.  Oh, so pretty!

Big on Birthdays, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #bigonbirthdays, #birthdaycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo, #papercrafts, #cardmakingHere's another card with Big On Birthdays in Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla.  A soft look with the Falling Petals embossing folder int he background.

Which card do you like better?

 


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Green Balloon Adventures

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If you're a mom with young kids, you can probably relate to needing birthday cards frequently - and most of the time - like by tomorrow!   A friend of mine has a solution for that - she wanted to have birthday cards on hand.  With boys, she needed boy birthday cards and her boys wanted them in green!  Of course, I was glad to make them for her.

I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  It coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Here is the first green card with a little Tangerine Tango thrown in for a little added color.  

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Here is the second card (she got several of each).  This one is totally in Emerald Envy, one of the 2016-2018 In Colors.  For this one I used the Balloon Adventure stamp set and the Balloon Bouquet punch again but also used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit dies to add the layers on the balloons.  

Which would be your kids favorite card?

 


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We're Expanding!

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Today I created packets for new team members to my North Starz team.   Our team is expanding and it's soooo exciting!    Joining the Stampin' Up! family during Sale-a-Bration is the best!  I love sending out "congratulations" cards!  And this one was created using one of the Sale-a-Bration sets - Tasty Trucks!

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I used the Watercolor pencils to color this cute little truck in.   THEY ARE BACK IN STOCK!   Yea!  I do recommend getting your orders in now!  This is certainly a very cute option for a choice in Sale-a-Bration!

I have all kinds of demonstrators on my team.  

  • hobby demonstrators - just like I started out.  Get a discount on all of your Stampin' Up! paper crafting purchases.
  • Middle Lane - at least that's what I call it - a little more than hobby but not full out - let's build a business
  • Business Builders - demonstrators who enjoy sharing their crafting bliss with others and enjoy additional income that supports their families finances.  

Check out these benefits;

  • Discount on your Stampin' Up! shopping!  You'll enjoy hostess rewards.  And your purchases count towards your quarterly minimums
  • Joining now guarantees that you will be part of the next Annual Catalog launch on June 1!   Plus you'll get to purchase products before anyone else!
  • Be inspired by weekly emails, quarterly magazines, Stampin' Up! online communities and fellow team members
  • Earn free products!  Your starter kit includes $125 of merchandise that you choose.  Additionally;
    • choose 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) as part of your starter kit (up to $104!)
    • earn additional free products as part of the quick start program
    • Demonstrators can earn additional products during Sale-a-Bration!

It's been nearly 14 years for me and I still LOVE it!  I'm truly grateful that I signed up to get a discount all those years ago!  

 

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