Monday, December 20, 2021

Create & Donate Thanks

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Some of you may remember that in August 2021 I began partnering with a group of students at Ridley College to help create cards for the Shoebox Project of Niagara.  We donated 54 cards to go in the Shoeboxes this Christmas Season.  The cards came from the fabulous Hope Box, a Paper Pumpkin Kit from August 2021.  Here's the final result - awesome eh!  The students did a fantastic job creating the cards and compiling the gift boxes for women impacted by homelessness.    




***A special note of thanks goes out to my customers who supported this venture, they helped in a couple of ways, some purchased the Paper Pumpkin Hope Box Kit for the students to create, others created the cards themselves and then donated them - thank you everyone who participated!

If you'd like to be part of creating and donating to others, please email me at lesley@stampintrix.ca   Click here to read about my Create & Donate projects. 


Click the image to purchase a Paper Pumpkin subscription


If you'd like to purchase a Paper Pumpkin Subscription please click the image above.

Click here purchase the Hope Box.  You will need a Paper Pumpkin subscription to purchase this past kit.  ***Only interested in purchasing this one kit!?  That's completely fine, you may cancel your Paper Pumpkin subscription at anytime.

Click here to purchase the Hope Box refill kit for $13

Click here to visit the StampinTrix Create & Donate page.






As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021 please be aware that the December Mini Catalogue is coming to an end.  If you're interested in purchasing products from this catalogue please click on the image to shop now while supplies last.


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***Coming in 2022***



Begin ordering from this catalogue on January 4th 2022


Enjoy & have a super day! 



Monday, December 13, 2021

Demonstrator Training Program December Blog Hop

 Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.



You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.




I love it when I can take a simple layout and use it in different ways.  Do you notice anything familiar about this card?  It's the same layout I used for the Arctic Bears card for Kylie's Highlights Gallery on Dec 6th.  Isn't it neat how simply changing the paper and stamp set creates a completely different card.  I encourage you to try this 'Trix',  and mix it up.  Make two cards, change the layers &/or their placement on the card.  The dsp for this card is on the right, the cardstock from my Dec 6th card was on the left, same measurements.



  


 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic White card base  (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half portrait orientation)

2 1/2 x 4 1/4 Sweet Stockings DSP  Item #156281 

3 x 4 Painted Christmas DSP  Item #156292 

3/4 x 3 1/2 Basic White Cardstock (CS) for the sentiment

3 x 3 Basic White  CS for the leaf die cut.

*Retiring* Arctic Bears stamp set  Item #156428 

Christmas Season Bundle Item #156801 

Inks:  Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent

Pearl Basic Jewels

Bakers Twine Essentials Pack

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 

***Click here to shop the supplies used for this card on Lesley's online Stampin' Up!® store


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the first layer of DSP to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the second layer with glue.  ***Trix, use grid paper to line up the layers of dsp on the card to get evenly spaced overlapping layers.

*  Stamp the leaf from Christmas Season stamp set in either Evening Evergreen or Soft Succulent and die cut using the  coordinating Seasonal Labels dies.

*  Stamp the sentiment from the Arctic Bears stamp set using the same colour as the leaf stamp, on the 3/4 inch wide sentiment strip and adhere to the card with dimensionals. 

*  Adhere the leaf to the sentiment layer with glue.  ***Trix, add a bit of bling if you wish using Wink of Stella Glitter brush.

*  Tie a small bow with White Bakers Twine and adhere to the leaf with a glue dot.

*  Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels.  



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you 'hop' around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.


Blog Hop Links

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Sweet Stockings Sweet & Simple Card

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's super simple card is for all of us last minute Christmas Card makers.  Yep, I am a last minute gal, I thought it might be helpful to have a quick and simple example for you if you're like me and still creating on Dec 10th :)

I included this card in my December Take & Make Kit.  The Take & Make Kits are designed to be simple and quick, as well as versatile.  Add any of your own sentiment stamps to personalize your cards.   The first card uses the stamp set called Best Year from the Annual Catalogue.  Please shop for it here within my online store.

***The 'Take & Make Kit' PDF tutorial option is always available for purchase.  It includes the directions to make four different card designs.  Please email me for more information lesley@stampintrix.ca and I'll be happy to send it off to you.  




Both of these cards are created with the Sweet Stocking DSP that is retiring at the end of December 2021, or while supplies last.  Click here to purchase it from my online store.

I created another card so you could see how easy it is to switch up the sentiment and the size of the label to suit your needs.  The stamp set Thinking Thanks & Peace is also retiring, please  click here  to purchase it from my online store.  





Many unique and versatile stamp sets, perfect to collect and add to your stash, are retiring at the end of the month.  Please click the image below to shop the Last Chance Products sale.  If your order is $60 or greater, and you use the December host Code Q4SBQ2XN I'll be happy to send you a little surprise gift in the mail next month with your thank you card.


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Enjoy & have a super day!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Arctic Bears Shaker Card

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Today's card is fun and easy to make, and always provides a bit of a wow factor :)   Please visit my Pinterest link here to see the steps I used to create the card. 


Supplies needed:

*Retiring* Arctic Bears Stamp Set  Item # 156428

Ink:  Smoky Slate; So Saffron; Calypso Coral; Balmy Blue

Blending Brushes  Item #153611

Cardstock:  Basic White; Calypso Coral; Flirty Flamingo

Sequins of Choice

Clear Envelopes  Item # 102619 

*** To purchase the supplies needed to create this card please click here  to shop my Stampin' Up!® online store.




Would you like to learn blending techniques?  If so please consider the technique based Card Kit To Go (class to go in the mail).  Please email me for more information lesley@stampintrix.ca and click the image below to read the details about my monthly Card Kit To Go.


Click the image for all the details about the kit




*** The Arctic Bears Stamp Set is retiring ***

 please click the image below to shop the sale on my online store.  If you'd like to receive a little surprise thank you gift in the mail from me then please use the December Host Code Q4SBQ2XN when your shopping cart is $60 or more.  I love to thank my customers with little surprises, so watch your mail next month :)


Click the image to shop Lesley's online store


Enjoy & have a super day!
 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

SWAP Sample Showcase & Free Shipping Today only

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

There is so much going on today,  I will to get right to it.

#1.  Today is free shipping on orders that are $65 or greater.  And it gets better,....  Stampin' Up!® is coordinating this with their Last Chance Products Sale on now, and with our Clearance Rack as well!  

Please click my online store links below to go directly to the page you're interested in.  

Click here  to shop Lesley's online store

Click here  to shop the Last Chance Products sale 

Click here  to shop the Clearance Rack




#2.  
Today's Facebook live is a SWAP Sample Showcase!  I'm featuring some of the terrific cards I've received from fellow demonstrators.  Please click here  to watch the FB Live.


# 3.  So how do I get these 'SWAP' cards you ask?  As demonstrators we create opportunities to inspire each other and prepare for the upcoming catalogue release.  So even if I don't' order a particular stamp set, chances are one of my fellow demonstrators has, then by participating in a SWAP we create product samples for each other to share with our customers.  The cards I featured today on the FB Live came from demonstrators all over Canada.  If you'd like the opportunity express your creativity, inspire and share with others then consider joining  Stampin' Up!®  and be part of our inclusive community of crafters.  Click here  to join the Stampin' Up!® fun! 




4.  And yes there's more SWAPs a comin'.  I've just sent off my SWAPs featuring a stamp set from the upcoming January - June 2022 Mini Catalogue.   Please scroll back and take a peek at the new products coming.  And check out my Pinterest page here for more sneak peeks.  I will offer another SWAP Sample Showcase in the New year.






***If you choose to place an order of $65 or greater today to receive the Free Shipping offer from Stampin' Up!®, you'll also receive a little thank you gift from me in the mail next month with your thank you card.  Please use this Host Code Q4SBQ2XN with your order.


Enjoy & have a super day! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Free Shipping December 8th 2021

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Yay, another sale, woohoo!   One day only Dec. 8th 2021 Free shipping on orders of $65 or greater.  Please use the December Host Code Q4SBQ2XN and then I can send you a thank you gift in the mail next month with your thank you card.  :) 

Click here to shop

Please email me if you have any questions lesley@stampintrix.ca 




And here's the  details from Stampin' Up!®

*  All Stampin' Up!® products qualify for the promotion with the exception of the month-to-month Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.   

*  Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for Free shipping.

*  Due to the global shipping crisis, all orders placed during the free shipping promotion cannot be guaranteed to arrive by Dec, 25th 2021



The Last Products Sale is on til the end of December

 ***while supplies last***


Click the image to shop the sale on Lesley's online store 




  • For more inspiration please visit me on Pinterest 


  • Enjoy & have a super day!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Arctic Bears for Kylie's International Blog Highlights December 2021

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is for Kylie's International Blog Highlights.  If you like my card I'd love for you to vote for me in the gallery.  Simply click the heart in the top right corner of my card, #10.  If my card is chosen then I have the opportunity to join Kylie's International Blog Hop at the end of the month.    Thanks so much for participating and enjoy the inspiration from demonstrators around the world.  




My card was inspired by a card Mary Fish created.  I loved Mary's use of cardstock to create a focal point.   Please visit her blog at Stampin' Pretty   


Click the image to visit the gallery


And here's the card details:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base ( folded in half portrait orientation

2 1/2 x 4 1/4 Misty Moonlight Cardstock (CS)

3 x 4 Balmy Blue CS

2 pieces of 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 Basic White CS one for the focal image and one for the masking technique. 

2 x 2 scrap piece of Basic White CS for the smaller bear die cut

2 1/2 x 1/2 inch piece of Basic white for the sentiment layer

Arctic Bears Bundle  

Ink:  Basic Gray & Balmy Blue

Clear Stampin' Emboss powder

Blending Brushes


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the large bear on one of the 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 pieces of Basic White using Basic Gray ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.  ***Trix, when using ink to heat set, instead of VersaMark™, ensure your ink pad is well inked and there is a solid inked image on the cardstock, then heat set holding the heat tool on the underside of the stamped image. 

*  Stamp and heat emboss the small bear on the 2 x 2 piece of Basic White and die cut out.

*  Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on the 1/2 piece of Basic White and and trim the ends.  

*  Create a mask for the large bear by stamping the bear on the remaining 3 x 3 1/4  piece of Basic White using Basic Gray ink and die cut out. 

*  Hold the mask in place over the large bear and blend Balmy Blue ink around the bear to create the look of blue sky.  ***Trix, remember less is more when using blending brushes, swirl the ink onto the brush and blend off the paper first then move onto the image layer, gradually building colour.  

*  Adhere the Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue CS layers to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the focal image layer to the card base with glue and adhere the sentiment and small bear with dimensionals.


Enjoy & have a super day!



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***Please remember to use the December Host Code Q4SBQ2XN  when your shopping cart is $60 or greater and then I can send you a little thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card the following month :)

Heart & Home DSP and White Frayed Ribbon

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card introduces a couple of new products from the upcoming January - June 2022 Mini Catalogue.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Heart & Home.  The White Frayed Ribbon frays very easily, and has a cotton feel to it.   The new products are combined with a couple of stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue.

If you currently order from me I have sent you a new catalogue in the mail.  If you're new to Stampin' Up!® and don't have a demonstrator you order from, please reach out by email lesley@stampintrix.ca or click the 'Contact Me' link in the top menu bar, and I'll mail you a cataloglue.



 

The Stampin' Up!® catalogues are full of amazing card ideas.  This card is a CASE - Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.  I have 'selectively edited' a card from the upcoming new mini catalogue. 


Click here  to request a catalogue

Click here for the Artistically Inked Stamp Set (sentiment) 

Click here for the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set (background stamp) 






Assembly & Trix:

*  The standard card base is Cinnamon Cider with a slightly smaller piece of Heart & Home DSP,  the edges are distressed with scissors.

*  The sentiment layer is Pale Papaya, a colour from the DSP and ripped on an angle.  I first stamped a background using a stamp from the Quiet Meadow stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Artistically Inked stamp set.  

*  The White Frayed Ribbon, (from the new mini catty) 'frays'  beautifully from all sides.  ***Trix, to get the side of the ribbon to fray just snip the ribbon ever so slightly to nick the threads and pull carefully.  The Linen Thread loops are held together with the delightful Bumblebee Trinket, both from the Annual Catalogue.  And of course I must :) add a little more bling, choose what you like, I used the Genial Gems, (AC)


Current Mini Catalogue products are available now while supplies last until the end of December. 


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***Please remember to use the December Host Code Q4SBQ2XN when your shopping cart is $60 or greater and then I can send you a thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card next month :)


Enjoy & have a super day!



Thursday, December 2, 2021

Strong Of Heart for #TGIF344 & #FMS514

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

The challenge this week at TGIF Challenges is a 'Product Challenge' using Pastels.  The team asked, "have you used them", and since my answer was No, I had to get busy and learn, and I love them!  I'm so happy I accepted the challenge and fit it into my busy week.  

Next, I needed a sketch, and my go to is Freshly Made Sketches.  Cecile has created this weeks sketch, please see it below and visit their blog post for more creative inspiration!





Please click on TFIG Challenges image to visit their blog post and enjoy the Pastel inspiration!  


Click the image to visit #TGIF344



Please click on the FMS Challenge image to visit their blog post and enjoy the sketch inspiration!


Click the image to visit #FMS514



And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Fresh Freesia card base  (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half portrait orientation)

3 3/4 x 5 Fresh Freesia Cardstock (CS)

Scrap Basic White CS & Fresh Freesia CS for the sentiment layer

Strong Of Heart Stamp Set

VersaMark Ink

Soft Pastels

Sponge Daubers

Highland Heather Ink 

White Frayed Ribbon (coming in the New January - June Mini Catalogue)

Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Click here to shop the supplies needed to create this card.

Click here to shop the Strong Of Heart Stamp Set retiring at the end of December.



Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the heart using VersaMark ink on the Fresh Freesia CS layer 

*  Shave off a bit of the pastel onto a scrap piece pf paper and dab with the sponge dauber then dab onto the VersaMark image.    

*  Stamp the little hearts as per the sketch.

*  Flick the brush tip of the Wink Of Stella around the little hearts.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Highland Heather ink and adhere to a sliver of Fresh Freesia using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Fray the ribbon more by cutting it in half lengthwise and then pulling the threads on all sides.

*  Adhere the sentiment layer to the ribbon layer with glue and set aside to dry.  ***Trix, lay a clear block on top of the ribbon while the glue sets.

*  Adhere the sentiment layer to the card with glue.


Enjoy and have a super day! 



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Last Chance Products Sale on Now

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Welcome December 1st!  Let the Christmas Shopping begin :)   Many of the products in our fabulous Mini Catalogue are retiring at the end of the month.  So that means,.....a sale!  Woohooo!

Click here to shop the newly stocked Clearance Rack - did you know Stampin' Up!® offers a clearance rack?  Yes it does, so if you missed ordering something from a previous catalogue, who knows, it may show up on the Clearance rack at a substantial discount - its always a surprise!


*****And starting today,.......


Click the image to shop the sale 

The most excellent value of all is to purchase the Starter Kit!  Question?  Can I shop the Clearance Rack and Last Chance Products sale to create my Starter Kit?  Yes!  

To purchase the Starter Kit:

*  choose $165 worth of product

*  pay $135

*  no tax (in most provinces)

*  it ships for free

Click here  to purchase the Starter Kit.

Please email me for more information, I'm always happy to talk about the products and company I love!  lesley@stampintrix.ca


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Join us in making a difference!  For every Strong Of Heart Stamp Set purchased, Stampin' Up!® will donate $4 to support heart health.  And this fabulous set is retiring.  Please click here to shop.


***The December Host Code is Q4SBQ2XN.  Please use this code when your shopping cart is $60 or greater,  and then I can send you a thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card next month  :)   

Enjoy and have a super day!   


Lovely You with the Otters for PP575

  Hello and thanks for visiting! Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #575.  Jaydee has offered us this super...