All That Sparkles & Shines Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines”. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Nothing says sparkle and shine like Stampin’ Up! Glimmer paper.  Pair that with some Silver Foil paper, silver sparkle washi tape and silver heat embossing and it really sparkles and shines!

Stampin' Up! Swirly Snowflakes with Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I just love silver and Marina Mist together!  This card starts out with a Marina Mist card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″). I then layered a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock with a strip of silver washi tape wrapped around that layer about 3/4″ up from the bottom over that.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Snowflakes with Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The Swirly Snowflakes thinlit dies were used to cut the snowflakes out of Silver Glimmer paper and the layer under that from Silver Foil paper.  It was then attached to the top of the Whisper White layer using glue dots to hold the two items together and then to the card.   The sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver stampin’ emboss powder onto Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment was cut out with an oval from the layering ovals framelit dies. I used a slightly larger oval with scallops from the same set to cut a layering oval from Silver Foil paper.  The sentiment was attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: Make sure to use the embossing buddy to reduce the static on your card stock before heat embossing.  It will get rid of all those extra little bits of powder that don’t belong.  I also will heat from the top and bottom of the card stock moving my heat tool around to heat the card stock evenly to avoid the paper curling up.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Snowflakes with Snowflake Sentiments handmade Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 5″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  That layer was heat embossed in silver stampin’ emboss using a snowflake in the lower left and upper right corner and a coordinating sentiment in the center.  This card sparkles and shines all over!  It’s even prettier in person!  I will include a shopping list below with links to purchase what you need to make this card yourself.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on January 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose

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Festive Celebrations Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome back for another blog hope with my Global Stamping Friends!  Today we were asked to create something for a “festive celebration”.  I wanted to share my Hershey Miniature Chocolate Bar snowman.  I have been making these for years with the Stampin’ Up! envelope punch board.  They are a hit at my craft fairs!

Hershey miniature snowman made with stampin up envelope punch board by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

It starts with an 11″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White card stock, scored at 5 3/8″ and 5 5/8″. I used the envelope punch board to notch both sides 2″ from either end (this makes the neck). The mouth is the notch that was cut out of the hat with the Envelope Punch Board.  The eyes are a basic rhinestone jewel colored with a black sharpie and the nose is a pearl accent that I colored with an orange sharpie.  For the buttons I used a retired stamp I had handy (Stampin’ Up! Snow Place). Hershey miniature snowman made with stampin up envelope punch board by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I adhered two Hershey Miniatures on the inside (with tear and tape so they stick well) and folded it together adhering the two ends together and wrapping the ribbon around the neck, I tied a knot and adhered the ends to the body with glue dots. for the hat, I used a 2″ x 2″ square of Basic Black card stock. I notched the top of the hat and rounded the top corners with the envelope punch board. The brim of the hat is a 2.5″ x .5″ strip of Basic Black card stock. I wrapped washi tape around the had and used my mini accents punch pack with a scrap of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a rhinestone to make the flower. The arms are made using the tree part of the Stampin’ Up! Tree Builder punch and Chocolate Chip card stock and are attached with glue dots.

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Today Stampin’ Up! kicked off their year end sales event and announced which products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog will be reitiring.  Note: this sale is “While Supplies Last”, so you don’t wanna miss out – hurry over to my online store.

Stampin' Up! Year end Sales Event 2017

Here are some handy PDF files for you to print out:

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Holiday Tags Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for November 2017. This month our theme is Holiday Tags!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Lisa Ann Bernard @ Queen B Creations 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.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cup Framelit dies Christmas Tags Santa Suit by Queen B Cretaions

I just love the Coffee Cup Framelit dies.  They can be so versatile.  Today I made holiday tags out of them using Red glimmer paper and Whisper White card stock.  I used Gold glimmer paper and Basic Black to make a belt to match.  They were so quick and easy!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cup Framelit dies Christmas Tags Santa Suit by Queen B Cretaions

I just cut the coffee cup out of the Red glimmer paper and the lid out of Whisper White card stock using the coffee cup framelit dies and my Big Shot.  I adhered them together with glue dots. (Glue dots work well on the glimmer paper).  I cut a 3/4″ strip of Basic Black for the belt.  The belt was cut long and then cut it off with paper snips at the side, to ensure the fit was perfect.  A 3/4″ square of Gold glimmer paper and a 1/2″ square of Basic Black card stock over that were used to make the buckle.  The “to and from” are a stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.

I finished them off with gold cording that I looped through a hole in the tag.  I punched the whole using the Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ hole punch.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cup Framelit dies Christmas Tags Santa Suit with Santa Kisses by Queen B Cretaions

Here I have paired the holiday tags with my bag of Santa Kisses that I posted a few weeks ago.  You can see how to make that HERE.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Lisa Ann Bernard @ Queen B Creations , so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.



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Gift Card Holder Christmas Card

Hi Stampers.  I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with family and friends.  I spent the morning baking pies and holiday bread (a family recipe). My husband and I then joined family in town for a wonderful dinner with great company.  We opted out of the Black Friday madness and we stayed home.  Marc hung the Christmas lights on the house and I hung out in my craft studio and stamped. 🙂

Christmas stocking gift card holder Stampin' Up handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Today’s card doubles as a gift card holder.  It starts out with a card base that is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. There is an additional score line 2.5″ inches from one of the sides. Next there is a layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″, 2.75″ x 4″ and 2.25″ x 4″. Next up is a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock and Be Merry DSP 2.5″ x 3.75″ and 2″ x 3.75.

Christmas stocking gift card holder Stampin' Up handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the cover I used a scrap of Cherry Cobbler and a scrap of Whisper White card stock to make a stocking using the Christmas Stocking thinlit dies.  After cutting them out using my Big Shot, I adhered it to the card front using stampin’ dimensionals.

Christmas stocking gift card holder Stampin' Up handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

On the inside, I stamped the greetings and the holly using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink.  I used my 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch a half circle where the gift card will go. I did this after adhering the layers, but before I used the tear and tape on the top and bottom making the pocket to hold the gift card. The half circle allows you to grab the card to remove it.

If you want to make some of these cards with the built in gift card holder, you can buy everything you need in my online store. (I have included a list of the products used in the making of this card below – complete with links to my store).

Being that this is the largest shopping weekend of the year – you may want to check out other items in my store – including the Online Extravaganza items and the Clearance Rack.  You can save 10-50% off on select items. But, that’s not all!  Cyber Monday Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on all orders!  Order as much as you want, as often as you want and shipping is FREE – ALL DAY Monday!

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I appreciate you!  Earn Royalty Rewards when shopping with me for your chance to earn a $45 shopping spree from me!

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Christmas Wreath Half Easel Card

Hi Stampers. I can’t believe how quickly the holidays are sneaking up on us!  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving already!  How did that happen?  I’ve been working on some ideas for Christmas cards and like the idea of using non-holiday stamp sets for holiday cards.  So, this Christmas wreath is done with the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set.  After I made the wreath, I got a little scattered with the other stamps I used.

stampin up painted harvest wreath half easel card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsThis half easel card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  I then measured over 2 1/2″ from the right side of the card front and cut that half of the card front off with the stampin’ trimmer.  I then measured up 2 1/8″ from the bottom of the card front and scored a line horizontally.  This fold makes a mountain fold on the remaining (left side) of card front.  This is the base for my half easel card.

Next I added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Real Red card stock to the inside of the card.  I stamped the stocking image (from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) in Garden Green ink and a sentiment (from the Cookie Cutter Christmas) in Real Red ink on the right side of a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.

For the front of the card, I used a 2 3/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green card stock and a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  For the Christmas Wreath, I stamped the flower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Garden Green.  The small dots are from the same stamp set and are stamped in Real Red ink.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the At Home With You stamp set and was stamped in Real Red ink. I cut the bow from Real Red card stock using the bow from the Christmas Stockings thinlit dies.  The bow was attached with a glue dot.

stampin up painted harvest wreath half easel card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I adhered the Very Vanilla card stock to the Garden Green layer of card stock with snail adhesive.  I then put snail adhesive on the bottom half of the Garden Green layer and adhered it to the bottom half of the card front.  (Note: you don’t want any adhesive on the top half because you don’t want that attached, you want it to “pop up”.

In order for the top layer to stay “popped up”.  I added a sentiment to a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and cut it into a little decorative banner.  I propped up the card front where I wanted it and adhered the small banner with stampin’ dimensionals.  This gave the card front something to rest against to hold it open.

This is a great fold that can be done with a lot of different cards for various occasions.  I hope you give it a try!

I have provided a list of products used complete with links to my online store below.  This is a great week to shop because you can take advantage of the Online Extravaganza deals from now until the 26th you can save 10-50% off of select products.

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Online Extravaganza

Hi Stampers.

Stampi' Up! Online Extravaganza November 20-26, 2017

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for all week!  Online Extraaganza starts today!  The first 24 hours is a flash sale.

For the first 24 hours (Nov. 20th 12:01am – Nov. 20th 11:59pm)
save 20% off the following stamp sets:Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza November 20-26, 2017The fun continues – November 20-26th you can receive these products at a 10-50% discount:

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I know you have your choice of demonstrators and I appreciate that you choose to do your Stampin’ Up! shopping with me!  I appreciate you!

My Queen B Creations Frequent Shopper Crown Rewards program is my way of personally saying “thank you” to my returning customers.  For every increment of $50 of product purchased (before shipping and tax), you earn a Queen B Creations Crown. Orders can be placed directly with me, via email or my online store.  Collect 10 crowns and earn a $45 shopping spree on me! (Note: You may choose Stampin’ Up! products from ANY CURRENT Stampin’ Up! catalog.)

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A Bag of Santa Kisses

Hi Stampers.  I have a fun Santa Kisses treat for you today!  I saw something similar to this little bag on Pinterest and thought to myself that would be adorable in Stampin’ Up! card stock.  The sentiment is actually printed from my computer onto business card stock.  But, the bag itself is all Stampin’ Up! (and then filled with Hershey Kisses – little Santa hats – how cute is that?!?!).

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

I started out with a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock 7 7/8″ x 5 1/2″.  I then scored it on the short side at 3/8″, 2 7/8″, 4 1/8″ and 6 5/8″.  It was then scored on the long side at 4 1/4″.

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

Paper snips were used to cut this little triangles at the bottom to make my flaps (see photo above).

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

An oval framelit and the big shot were used to cut a small oval about a 1/2″ up from the bottom of my bag and centered in the front panel of the bag.  (I used the stitched shapes framelit die – that way, I could use the stitched Cherry Cobbler oval for another project).

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

Tear and tape was used to adhere a 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of acetate to the inside of the bag, for the window.

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

I then adhered tear and tap to the side and the bottom flaps (as shown above) and folded and adhered the bag together.

A handmade gift bag of Santa Kisses made with Stampin' Up! supplies and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

For the belly band, I used a 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ strip of Basic Black card stock and scored it at 2″, 3 1/4″, 5 3/4″ and 7″.  For the buckle I layered a 1/2″ square of basic black over a 3/4″ square of gold glimmer paper.  It was attached to the belt with glue dots.  I then used glue dots to adhered the belt to the bag.  The bag was filled with 15 Hershey Kisses and closed the top with a stapler.  A retired star punch was used  to punch a small start in the corner of the sentiment card.  It was then attached it to the bag with glue gots.

I’ve attached a list of supplies used in the making of this product with links to my store.  If you want to make some of these and don’t have a demonstrator you work with I would appreciate your business.

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Stamparatus – Stamp Positioner – Coming Soon!

New Stampin' Up! product - the stamp positioner that is sure to change the game! The Stamparatus!! Pre-Order to start soon. Contact Queen B Creations to reserve yours!Hi Stampers.

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

 

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

Staparatus reservation windows

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator (talk about a good time to join my team) and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

instructions on how to order your Stampin' Up! Stamparatus from Queen B CreationsClick here to start your reservation

Here is a video to show you a little more about how it works:

Be sure to come back November 16th to pre-order your Stamparatus – the window states it’s open until November 30th, but that may close if we pre-sell the amount that I think they will!

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Happy Birthday, Beautiful You!

Hi Stampers.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We had a gorgeous fall day here is southern Idaho.  It was beautiful clear, clean, crisp fall air.  We enjoyed two craft fairs, one of which I hope to participate in next year.  (I already spoke to them and it looks like a GO!)  Today’s card is a simple one that I did for a class several months ago, they loved it.

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This card starts with a Marina Mist card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Onto the 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Whisper White, I used Marina Mist ink and the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wash background stamp.  Over that background, I stamped the lady and greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set in Basic Black ink.

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I adhered the ribbon with glue dots, a few under the part that went across the front of the card and then wrapped the ribbon to the back side of the Whisper White layer and adhered it with more glue dots, thus hiding any ends that may fray later on.  Because the ribbon adds a little bit of bulk where it is wrapped behind the layer. I adhered the Whisper White layer to the card base with dimensionals.  This gave the ribbon plenty of room to hide.

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For the interior of the card, I used another 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White and stamped the other lady and another sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set in Marina Mist ink.

Stampin’ Tip: I stamped before adhering the layer to the card, you never know when you might make a goof and need to flip over and stamp again.

Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention was last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (I’m still super bummed I wasn’t able to go!!)  I am told they announced some exciting things!  I can’t wait to find out – they promised updates early this week.  So make sure you are signed up for my VIP newsletter to be sure you are one of the first to get in all all the juicy details!  SIGN UP HERE

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Coffee Cafe Santa Suit Christmas Card

Hi Stampers. We had a full day of snow in Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday.  I guess that means I can’t avoid it any longer.  Christmas IS coming…  That means if you wanna make your own Christmas cards, now is the time to get started.  For this Christmas card, I used a non Christmas framelit set – Coffee Cup framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Santa Suit Coffee Cup Santa Christmas Card by Queen B Creations

This card started out with a Dapper Denim card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  The beautiful background is the Color Theory Designer Series Paper stack, cut to 5.25″ x 4″.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe stamp set to stamp the sentiment. I stamped it onto a 5.25″ x 1.5″ strip of Whisper White card stock in Versamark ink.  I then used silver embossing powder and heat embossed it using our heat tool. The DSP and the Whisper White strip were adhered to the card base using snail adhesive.

For the focal point, I used the Big Shot and Coffee Cup framelit dies to cut out the coffee cup from red glimmer paper and the lid from Whisper White card stock.  I used glue dots to adhere a .75″ strip of Basic Black card stock over the center of the cup.  I used paper snips to trim off the excess, so that it fit the cup perfectly.  Glue dots were used again to adhere a .75″ square of gold glimmer paper and a .5″ square of Basic Black over that.

The Santa suit coffee cup was then adhered to a silver foil snowflake using glue dots. The snowflake was then adhered to the card front with glue dots. I’m in love with how it came out!

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Note: If you wish to purchase any of the products used in the making of this card, I’ve included a list below of the supplies used with links to my online store.  Be sure to use this months host code (4NT7699V) for your chance to be the mystery host and earn this months stampin’ rewards!

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