Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas in July

Santa would be proud, because this little Elf has been working super hard to design some fun trendy Christmas Cards using products and tools from the Stampin’ Up!®. Annual catalogue.  We’ll be making five WOW Christmas cards with coordinating envelopes and a super cute  gift card holder. 

I’ll be demonstrating the new “wreath or continuous circle technique” using the new Stamperatus Stamping Platform.  There’ll even be some prize draws, refreshments, seasonal decor and samples to get you in the mood for creating your seasonal cards.  So I hope you’re into “Christmas in July and ready to start getting at your Christmas Cards now, because I’d love to have you join in.   Here’s the details:

Dates:            Tuesday July 24th or Saturday July 28th, 2018
Time:              9:30am to 12:30
Place:            Abbotsford 
Cost:              $20.00 (refundable if you place a minimum $25 order during the class). RSVP and required.   Click here to RSVP: 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

O'Canada Day Shaker Cards

I'm excited to share more "Canada Day" cards featuring two of Canada's iconic national symbols, the "Beaver" and the "Moose". I'm also jumping for joy because this post is being shared on Amber McMurtry's Doodle Paper Playground Blog.  I've used Amber's April Release - Flaming Sunset Sparkle Blends and they've added some unbelievable sparkle and shine to these cards.

My first card...........
Who doesn't love receiving shaker cards on their birthday? They add such a fun element. Although this is a Canada Day card it could also double for a July 1st birthday.

This shaker card measures 5 1/4" square and is cut from thick white card stock.  It's topped with a 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" layer of Real Red card Stock  and then a 5" x 5" piece of the Canadian Critters designer series paper.  All the glitterati in the corner of this picture are the Sparkle Blends.  

For the shaker frame I chose to use a pre-cut die window frame from the O'Canada Card Stock Die Cuts package. It was perfect, measuring 4 3/8" square with a center opening of 3 3/8". I cut a 4 1/4" square of Window Sheet and adhered it on the back of the window frame. To build up the framework around the window frame I applied Stampin' Up!s Foam Adhesive Strips.

Before I attached the shaker frame I mounded a tablespoon of the beautiful Flaming Sunset Sparkle Blends in the center of the Designer Paper Layer and I rubbed my Embossing Buddy over the Acetate window sheet. The colours were very vivid and worked really well with this designer paper.

The beaver who's attached to the front of the card with Dimensionals is from the O'Canada Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, and cut it out with the coordinating  O'Canada Etched Die.  

This little guy coloured up quickly using Stampin' Up! Blends in Bronze and Light and Dark Crumb Cake inks.  I wanted the vest to stand out a little more so instead of just colouring it I stamped a second beaver image on Garden Green card stock, cut out the vest and adhered it to the Beaver image. I love the way the paper piecing gives more of a 3-D look to the beaver.  I applied Wink of Stella on the vest buttons, the beaver's eyes and nose and swiped it over the criss-crossed lines on the beaver's tail.  Lots of sparkle and shine!

My second card...........
The image of the flag bearing moose on this shaker card is priceless and makes me smile. It's so Canadiana!  For this shaker card I used another of the window frames from the O'Canada Cardstock Die Cuts pack, to form a 2 1/78" x 4 1/4" rectangle frame.  I luv, luv, luv those little red Maple Leafs.  The Real Red panel was embossed with Stampin' Up!s "Elegant Dots' embossing folder before it was adhered to the A2 Whisper White card panel.   I attached the "Proud Canadian" sentiment with glue dots.  

Just look at that beautiful Sparkle Blend peaking through the window.  Awesome!  

And, here's a view of the inside of the card where I stamped the moose from the O'Canada Photopolymer stamp set. I coloured his fur with Stampin' Blends and added a little Canadian flag that I cut out from the DSP.  Some red Maple Leafs and the "happy canada day" sentiment finish this card off.   

Stamp Set: O'Canada Photopolymer OC8912
Card Stock: 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" Whisper White Thick Card Stock - Stampin' Up!
Real Red 5 1/8" x 5 1/8", a piece of Garden Green for the Beaver's vest.
Inks: Copper, Light Crumb Cake Blends by Stampin' Up!, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Canadian Critters OC8903 and O'Canada Die Cuts OC8910, Acetate Window Sheets
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Strip Foam Tape, Glue Dots, Tom Bow Glue, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Sparkle Blends: Flaming Sunset, O'Canada Etched Dies OC8912, Dimensionals.

The O"Canada designer papers and die cuts used in these cards are designed by Becky Fleck and manufactured by Photopaperplay

The shaker cards which really shake, rattle and roll feature Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends: Flaming Sunset sequin embellishment mix. Such a colourful fun mixture to work with.  I won these fantastic embellishments back in April (check out this post) and have been dying to put them to good use.  Hats off to Amber McMurtry for creating such amazing blends.  You can purchase these sequin mixes through White Rose Crafts LLC .

Here's a last look at My 2018 Canada Day Cards: 
Hope you enjoyed these fun shaker cards.  They were so simple to make and yet look so top end.  What fun!  I'd love to hear whether you make cards for special celebrations like Canada Day or for Independence Day.  Drop me a comment, and let me know if you like these shaker cards.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day to all my Stampin' followers and team members!  Hope your day is filled with fun, friendships and all things Canadian. Be proud to be a Canadian...........I know I am!  

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

I made this card to Celebrate my Canadian roots.  It features the red maple leaf emblem from our flag.  I'm proud to share our colours.  
This is a standard A1 card.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Token's Stampin' Spot 

JULY SPECIALS....July 1st through 31st, 2018
  • Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Paper Sale 

  • Sign Up for a Starter Kit and get 10 free stamp pads in your colour choice. 

July Hostess Code:  For those of you that place an on-line order under $200 apply the July Hostess Code # and you will be elligible for some free product rewards.  If your order is over $200.00 you will earn Stampin' Up! Rewards on your order total.  


It's July 1st and Stampin' Up! is helping to kick off the month with two awesome promotions:

Promotion # One:

Last summer's Designer Series Paper sale was such a success that Stampin' Up! has decided to bring it back again!  This is a fantastic time to stock up on select papers.  All  you have to do is  buy 3 and you get 1 free.  Here are the available DSP packs: 

  • 146338   Nature’s Poem pg 189 
  • 146284   Twinkle Twinkle pg 189 
  • 146921   Under the Mistletoe pg 189 
  • 146902   Animal Expedition pg 190 
  • 146897   Best Route pg 190 
  • 146913   Petal Promenade pg 190 
  • 146331   Tranquil Textures pg 190 
  • 146289   Garden Impressions 6" x 6" pg 191 
  • 146916   Tropical Escape 6" x 6" pg 191 
  • 144177   Wood Textures 6" x 6" pg 191 

Promotion # Two:
From July 1 through 31st when you join my team by purchasing a starter kit, you not only get to choose what goes in your kit, but you'll also get to pick out a FREE set of 10 Coordinating Stamp Pads*.

*The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this Promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.

In my eleven years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I can't ever remember an offer like this.  

These two very special promotions are only available from July 1st through 31st, 2018

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