Anything But A Card Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals November 2017 Blog Hop featuring some “Anything But a Card”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals wow you with  projects like home decor items, gifts and 3-D items. Maybe even some card sets

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.

This adorable little 3D postal truck gift box was CASE’d from Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out.  You can see her post with all the measurements HERE. This was not an easy project to do, but was soooo worth it!  It came out so cute!

Postal mail truck stampin' up! 3D gift box idea by Queen B Creations

I used the thick Whisper White card stock, to give the truck more stability.  The USPS logo was printed from the USPS website. Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags stamp set was used for the (totally appropriate) sentiment on the windshield.

Postal mail truck stampin' up! 3D gift box idea by Queen B Creations

The wheels and headlights were made with Stampin’ Up! punches.  Pearl embellishments were added to the center of the wheels. I used self adhesive Velcro dots for the closure on the back of the box. If you like this 3D postal truck, give it a try – it’s a fun project!

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 December 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

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Christmas Tags

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Hi Stampers. For today’s project I was asked to make “anything but a card”, so I decided it was a good time to make Christmas tags.  I needed to get a jump start on them anyway – I have a class coming up December 9th.  If you are local in Twin Falls, you can attend live.  If you are not local you can order the “class to go” version.  Be sure to register here by December 7th.  If you order the “class to go”, I will mail you the supplies you need to put these cute things together. (I will mail you the ribbon and card stock pre-cut / pre-punched and ready to go – you can use any stamps you already have or you can purchase a Christmas set from my online store).

Stampin' Up! Christmas tags made by Queen B Creations Triple Banner Punch Scallop Tag Topper Punch

I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and Garden Green card stock. Each piece of card stock was cut to 2″ x 4 1/4″.  The top row of tags was punched using the triple banner punch and topped with Whisper White card stock cut to 1 3/4″ x 3″.  The bottom row of tags was punched using the scallop tag topper punch and topped with Whisper White card stock cut to 1 3/4″ x 3.25″.  Each piece was stamped before adhering to the base card stock. (More than one had to be flipped over and stamped on the other side due to a boo boo.  I couldn’t have done that if I had adhered the Whisper White card stock first.)

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I hope you enjoy this post as well as the other posts in this blog hop.  Here is the line up:

Line Up:

  1. Kimberley Anne Morris
  2. Jenn Curtis Charles
  3. Jan Musselman
  4. Anastasia Radloff
  5. Amanda Bates
  6. Karie Beglau
  7. Courtenay Heuston
  8. Ellen Woodbridge
  9. Amber Thompson
  10. Kristie Neal Walthall
  11. Tricia Butts
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Amanda Farlinger
  14. Erica Jones
  15. Sarah McDermott
  16. Georgia Gaydos
  17. Sharleen Luciano

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Stampin’ Blends Are Here!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blend Markers new alcohol based markers for coloring

Hi Stampers.

I’m excited to announce that TODAY is the day!  Today is the day that customers can order the fabulous Stampin’ Blends!  As a demo, I was able to order them a while back and I can’t begin to tell you how fabulous they are!  These new, high quality, alcohol markers will help you take your shaded coloring to the next level.  The are awesome!

stampin' Up! stampin' blends coloring alcohol markers new product queen b creations

This is the first card I made with them.  This shows how super easy they are.  I am not good at coloring, trust me.  That’s why I like stamping!  But, if I can do this good on my first try – it’s only gonna get better from here!

stampin up country livin' stamp set colored with the stampin' blends alcohol based coloring markers new product - Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Chocolate Chip card base, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  I used the stamp set Country Livin’ and colored it in with the new alcohol markers. The truck was stamped onto a 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ layer of Whisper White card stock using Memento Black ink. I used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends for the truck, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends for the wood, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for the gas can, Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the grass and then Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends for the tires and bumper.

To add a little bit of color to the windows and the headlights, I used just a little bit of the light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blend marker and the color lifter.  I wrapped some linen thread around the Whisper White layer and mounted it onto a 5″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Marina Mist card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Marina Mist layer was then adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

stampin up country livin' stamp set colored with the stampin' blends alcohol based coloring markers new product - Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the boots in Memento Black ink and colored them with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and used the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to add a little grass under them.

I’m soooo happy with these new alcohol markers and I know you will be too!  I’ve included a supply list with links to my online store so that you can purchase them for yourself.  You won’t regret it!

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It’s Been One Wild Ride

Hi Stampers.  I know, it’s close to the holiday’s and I should be moving onto holiday cards, but my head just isn’t there yet.  I chose this stamp set today because this month has been “One Wild Ride” – so that’s the stamp set I’m using for today’s card.

stampin Up! One Wild Ride Motorcycle Route 66 handmade card by Queen B Creations

The card starts with a Basic Black card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next up is my favorite part of this card.  I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Silver Foil card stock and ran it thought the big shot with the Hexagons dynamic textured impressions embossing folder.  It came out great! stampin Up! One Wild Ride Motorcycle Route 66 handmade card by Queen B Creations

Next up was a 2 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Pumpkin Pie card stock, followed by a 2″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White stamped with tire tread tracks in Basic Black ink. On top of that I layered a 4″ x 2.75″ layer of Basic Gray, followed by a 3.75″ x 2.5″ layer of Whisper White.  The Whisper White layer has the motorcycle from Stampin’ Up! One Wild Ride stamped with Basic Black ink. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Basic Gray layer – giving it a little extra pop.

stampin Up! One Wild Ride Motorcycle Route 66 handmade card by Queen B Creations

Inside the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4′ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I used Basic Black ink to stamp the tire treads in the lower right corner.  Pumpkin Pie ink was used to stamp the Route 66 sign in the upper left corner.

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride Stamp Set

The One Wild Ride stamp set comes with some great sentiments that can convert the card for any occasion.

Do you want to make this card?  Here are the supplies I used with handy dandy links to my online store:

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Wild About Flowers Thank You Card

Hi Stampers. I’m using today’s Wild About Flowers card to thank you for being part of my Stampin’ Up! business as Stampin’ Up! embarks on new year and my husband and I embark on a new season of our life here in Twin Falls, ID.  While we are enjoying our new adventure, our thoughts are in Sonoma County due to the historic Wine Country Fires that have taken 42 lives, 8,400 structures and 245,000 acres. As my small way of trying to help I will be donating half my commissions for the month of October to the fire victim fund.

So in honoring my California home, today’s card is California Poppies and a Thank You to those of you placing orders to help me raise money to help them recover.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers California Poppy Thank You Card Handmade Greeting Card by Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Pumpkin Pie card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. I then used my Big Shot and the Brick Wall textured impressions embossing folder to add a brick texture to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock. Next I stamped the two part flower from the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Wild About Flowers onto a 2″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  The stem of the California poppies, I stamped in Garden Green ink and the poppies in Pumpkin Pie ink.  I wrapped a piece of Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon around that layer and tied the knot.  This was then layered onto a 4″ x 2 1/4″ piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock. To add the focal point, I attached this to the front of the card using stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers California Poppy Thank You Card Handmade Greeting Card by Queen B Creations

I stamped the sentiment onto a 1″ circle in Pumpkin Pie ink and mounted it on a 1 3/8″ garden green circle. I punched the circles were made using Stampin’ Up! punches.  Super easy! The circles were then adhered to the card front using a stampin’ dimensional.Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers California Poppy Thank You Card Handmade Greeting Card by Queen B Creations

On the interior of the card I used the same stamps and ink to stamp the California poppies. In the upper left and lower right corner.  I stamped the sentiment in the center using Pumpkin Pie ink.Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers California Poppy Thank You Card Handmade Greeting Card by Queen B Creations

Here is a handy supply list for the products used to make this project, with links to my online store:

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Emboss Resist Watercolor Technique

Hi Stampers. Our move to Idaho has been leading me toward the sweet and simple cards.  For today’s post – let’s call it Throwback Thursday as I’m using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Just for You. This is an easy technique that can be done with any stamp set.  It’s called an emboss resist watercolor technique.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

This card started with a Always Artichoke card base 8  1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next I heat embossed this large sentiment on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.  Next I used the aqua painter to apply Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke ink. The ink will not stick to the embossed area. That’s why they call this the emboss resist watercolor technique.  I then wrapped some linen thread around this layer on the left side and tied a bow. I then attached this layer layer to the card base.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped a flower in Cajun Craze ink in the upper left and a flower in Crushed Curry ink in the lower right corner.  The leaves and sentiment were added in Always Artichoke ink.  Then I adhered it to the interior of the card base with snail adhesive.

I’ve used this emboss resist technique before with sponge daubers instead of the water color you can see that post including a video instructional HERE.

Did you know that Saturday, October 7th is World Card Making Day?

In honor of the Stampin’ Up! new year and World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! has released several sales that all over lap. It’s pretty awesome!  Hopefully you are subscribed to my newsletter and already know about the sales.  One of then only runs for 10 days.  It’s half way over – so hurry and take a look now…

Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day sale shop at Queen B Creations

Another fantastic deal they have going on is for Designer Series Paper.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

If you have an extra long wish list, I’d love to chat with you about how you can order an $125 worth of product for just $99 with free shipping and a 20% discount for a minimum of the next three months with no commitment.  Shoot me an email.

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Corner Fold Christmas Cheer

Hi Stampers.  Are you still looking for an idea for your hand stamped Christmas cards this year.  This Corner Fold Christmas Card is a quick and easy design with a little bit of a wow.  This simple fancy fold might be just what your looking for.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This card starts with a standard card base, 8 1/2″ x 5.5″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Using the Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags stamp set, I stamped a bunch of snowflakes, in Night of Navy ink, randomly all over the front of the card base. I have a video below of how I folded over the upper right corner.  I just measured over an inch from the score line and folded it down.  (If you want to be more precise in your fold, you can measure over 3 1/4″ from the top right corner and make a mark 3 1/4″ to the left and 3 1/4″ down the right side.  Place that in the Stampin’ Trimmer and score between the two marks.)

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

I used the larges square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut a square out of Soft Sky card stock and a slightly smaller square from the layering squares framelit dies to cut a square from Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set onto the Whisper White square in Night of Navy ink.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

The folded corner was glued down to the card base and I put glue onto the part of the Soft Sky square that would be touching the card base to adhere that and then adhered the Whisper White square over that with Stampin’ dimensionals.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This inside of the card is simple.  I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped a snowflake in the upper left and lower right corner and adhered it to the inside of the card.  This card is quick and easy and cute!

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Here is an instructional video of how I made this Corner Fold Christmas Card:

A new month also means a new chance to be this months Mystery Hostess and earn FREE product from me!

To entice you into placing an order, Stampin’ Up! is offering many promotions to start off their new year!

(view this great deal online in my online store 24/7 by clicking the image above)

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Painted Harvest – New Stampin’ Up! Year

Hi Stampers. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy Stampin’ Up! new year that is…. 🙂  October 1st starts off a new adventure for my husband and I in Idaho (just arrived last night) and it’s also the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year.  While that may not feel like it affects you – it indirectly does, because it affects me.

One of the things that the new year signifies is the new incentive trip.  As a Stampin’ Up! demo, I have the option to earn a cruise to Greece sailing out of Rome Italy!  That sounds amazing and I’m gonna work hard at trying to earn it and that means great things are coming your way in the form of more blog posts, mailing out more cards to customers, more activities for my team members, many more classes (hopefully out of our new home, in Twin Falls, ID), more newsletter updates and exclusive offers to my newsletter subscribers. You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?!?!  If not, sign up here so you don’t miss out!

You too, could strive to earn this amazing trip too by being a Stampin’ Up! (business) demo and part of my team!

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

This card has a Smoky Slate card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Next I used a 5 1/2″ x 2″ strip of Berry Burst card stock and used the triple banner bunch to notch the end. I stamped the little dots in Smoky Slate ink onto the Smoky Slate card stock and the Berry Burst ink onto the Berry Burst card stock.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the focal point I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies.  Then I cut out a scalloped circle of Basic Gray card stock with the layering circles framelit dies. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock with a smaller circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. I stamped the top layer of the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center. I layered these one on top of the other with stampin’ dimensionals between the Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Gray layer.  That is also where I looped the Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon before adhering them together.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in the upper left and lower right corner using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center.  Berry Burst ink was used to stamp the sentiment.

I just love this color combo!

 

Stampin’ Up! is kicking off the new year with AMAZING deals!!  Just one of those deals is for World Card Making Day.

stampin' up world card making day saleclick on image to be directed to my store to see all the great deals!

They also brought back the very popular DSP sale!

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stampin' up dsp saleStay tuned to see my business evolve and expand in Idaho!!

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We are on the Move!

Hi Stampers. I’m sorry I haven’t been around a lot lately.  It’s been a busy month!  I’m up to my elbows in packing boxes and fighting to keep all of my craft items handy and accessible. (Hubby thinks they could be packed.  But, hey, you never know when you might need that pack of faceted gems…. right!?!?)

It’s official – my husband of 27 years and I are packed up and ready for our move to Twin Falls, Idaho.  We leave Northern California next Saturday and are headed to Twin Falls in a 17′ U-Haul.  Most of the house is all packed up and ready to go.  My craft area is the very last that will get packed up next Friday.

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Don’t worry.  This move is a good thing for my Stampin’ Up! business.  I plan to be much more active this year.  Our Stampin’ Up! year starts on October 1st, the day we pull into Twin Falls.  It will be a fresh start all around!

I have many excited things planned for this new Stampin’ Up! year and this new adventure in our lives. You may have already noticed the weekly newsletter.  I also plan on being more active on the blog and mailing out more cards to you – my customers.  I am also starting to offer more incentives and discounts for those of you who purchase from me.  You are gonna love it!

You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?  That’s where I offer the best deals to my loyal customers! Sign up!

handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

One of the things we will miss is our “adopted” family that is staying in California, they are Vegans and very happy to be living in Rohnert Park.  Home to the very first Amy’s Drive Thru Restaurant.  They serve organic and vegan fast food.  A much healthier version of fast food!  These cards are made with the recycled food containers from a recent visit there for lunch.handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

For this card I started with a simple Crumb Cake card base and added some designer series paper and some card stock cut with the stitched shapes framelit dies in Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, topped with a square cut from their packaging.  A simple sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a large oval punched out of Very Vanilla card stock.  A Bermuda Bay scalloped circle behind it sets it off beautifully and matches the colors in the logo.

Guess, I’m now a true Crafter if I look at fast food wrappers and think – “Gee, I can make a cute card with this”.

See you Sunday for another blog hop!

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Showcase

Hi Stampers.  I’m back again with another blog hop.  This one is for the SUO Demos/Designers Facebook group.  This Blog Hop is for WOW projects made using items from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogMy card features the new stamp set called Half Full. This stamp set was designed by Stampin’ Up! demo Linda Bauwin when she reached One Million Dollars in Stampin’ Up! career sales.  I find that just amazing that she hit One Million Dollars in sales.  Just WOW!

For my project I made a Twist and Pop card.  I love fancy fold cards and this one packs a definite WOW!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

For this card I used the new Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set with Fresh Fig card stock as my base and Gold Foil as my accent. The cover features one of the new Foil Snow Flakes from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

From the outside it looks like a standard card but opens up to the awesome twist and pop mechanism.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

You will want to be sure to sign up to follow my blog, as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this card in a future post.

Coming from the Northern California wine country, this is how we dream of a White Christmas!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

This super cute surprise pop up folds away easily and effortlessly to once again become a standard size card.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card below with links to purchase the items from my store 24/7 online.

To continue along on the blog hop and see more WOW projects, please use this blog hop line up list.  Happy Hopping!

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