Monday, June 29, 2020

Time Is Running out ... Become a Stampin' Up! Demo

Want to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  If so time is ticking down on a great opportunity to do just that.  Whether you want to be a demonstrator to save money and enhance your stamping hobby, or if you'd like to start a new business of your own, you might want to take advantage of this fabulous offer that's about to run out. 

Join my team between now and 10:00pm Mountain Time June 30th (tomorrow) so you'll get not only the regular starter kit for $135.00 CDN, but a free stamp and die/tool bundle of your choice. 

Click here to view a pdf copy of our annual catalogue.
You'll be able to design your own starter kit with the things you want most. That's right, when you purchase the starter kit, for $135.00 you choose the items you want to have to complete your kit from our new Annual Catalogue. Along with that you get to choose ANY BUNDLE of your choice to add to your starter kit for FREE! That means any stamp and punch bundle (shared on pages 168-169) of our annual catalogue or any stamp and die bundle (shared on pages 173-179). 

Don't miss out This is such a great deal and big savings.  You even get FREE Shipping and Handling fees on your signup order. But remember you have to sign up before tomorrow night to take advantage of all of this.  Some additional bonuses for joining my team now are the opportunities to place a pre-order from the new mini ‘holiday’ catalogue starting July and the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine in August!

If you’d like to find out more click here or get in touch with me so I can answer any questions you might have.   Come on, you know you want to…..

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Monday, June 8, 2020

Tasteful Touches - Feathers

Hi everyone I hope you had a terrific weekend and were able to get out and about.  I managed to squeeze in some crafting time and make some thank you cards using one of my new stamp sets, Tasteful Touches which I featured here and here in my recent sneak peeks.  

My first card is an elegant "thank you" designed in black and white that combines the feathers and greenery from Tasteful Touches stamp set with die cuts from Painted Labels Dies.  Its quite a feminine card and the card itself was designed around the cluster of feathers. 

Tasteful Touches Stamp Set Item #152562
This card starts with a Basic Black card stock base measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the new Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  

I wish you could see and feel the texture and deep impression created with this new embossing folder.  It's amazing and it totally changes the look of the white space on this card.
The next two layers are a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Basic Black layered with a 3"x 3" piece of Whisper White that's been cut out with the largest square die from Stitched Shapes Dies.

The black circle base for the feather design and the three silver glimmer paper leaves were cut using Painted Labels dies.  The silver and black flowers were cut with the Poppy Moments Dies.

Poppy Moments Dies have a great selection of centers and leaves.
I stamped two feathers and one cluster of leaves with Momento Black ink and fussy cut each of the images.  I fiddled a bit with the composition of this cluster before it came together, but when it did, I was very pleased with how it turned out.  I've used mini and regular sized dimensionals and glue dots to hold it together.  The sentiment "Sending Many Thanks" is from a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set called Petite Pairs and it's stamped on Whisper White and was cut out with the smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes dies, and then mounted on a piece of black card stock punched out with the scalloped circle punch.
For the inside of the card I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped a sentiment from Rooted in Nature.  In the bottom right corner I stamped some of the small square clusters and the feather.  

My second card has a much more masculine feel to it.  My concept when I started to make this card was to layer some Whisper White rectangles that had been stamped with the feather stamp and this is what I came up with. 

I was very pleased with the layout of the rectangles and how they really show case the feathers.  The card base is a standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White with a side score at 4 1/4".  I've layered a 5 1/4
 x 4" piece of Basic Black, followed by a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the Textured Textile Embossing Folder.  

The large rectangle with the multi-stamped feathers has a Basic Black Base measuring 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" and a Whisper White layer measuring 2" x 4".  The smaller rectangle has a black base measuring  2" x 2 3/4" with a Whisper White layer measuring 1 3/4" x 2 1/2".   The sentiment from Petite Pairs is stamped on the small circle from Stitched Shapes dies and I've added the square stamp image stamped off.  Some Clear Epoxy Droplets were added.  

For the inside of the card I used a Basic Black Base measuring 4" x 5 1/4" followed by a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the sentiment "Words are Never Enough" from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and a single feather in the bottom corner.   

Rooted in Nature is a very versatile stamp set and includes wonderful sentiments.  I like the fonts and size of the sentiments as well as the words and the images are outstanding. 

Well that's my post for today.  I'm really enjoying the Tasteful Touches Bundle. My next project with this set will include the actual Tasteful Labels die cuts and some of the sentiments from this set.  I hope you'll come back and see those projects too.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Short Supply Items in Annual Catalogue

Sometimes we just can't get what we want.  

Even though Stampin' Up!s Annual Catalogue launched earlier this week, I've just found out that the following items are either restricted for limited sales or not available. 

Why?  Well as you know, COVID19 has impacted delivery and manufacturing across the globe, and some of the resources and products that Stampin' Up! sells are included in that delay.  So, my apologies for now, if you were disappointed at checkout.  As soon as I hear from Stampin' Up! they're in stock/available I'll let you know.

The following items from the Die Cutting and Embossing line are not yet available for purchase, although they are included in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog:

  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (item 149653)
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (item 150673)
  • Base Plate & Die Plate Pack (item 149657)
  • Specialty Plate (item 154711)
  • Mini Base Plate & Mini Embossing Plates Pack (item 151003)
  • Mini Cutting Plates (item 151004)
  • Magnetic Cutting Plate (item 149656)
  • Mini Magnetic Cutting Plate (item 151005)
  • Impression Mats (item 149660)

Click here to see purchase details 

These In Colour Re-inkers are in short supply so there is currently a limit of one per order (demonstrator or customer order), until the inventory is increased:

  • Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153122)
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153120)
  • Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153121)
  • Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153123)
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 153124)
Currently on backorder Cinnamon Cider Item #152120

Limited Supply Just Jade Item #153121

Limited Supply Bumble Bee Item #153122

Limited Supply Item # 153123 Magenta Madness

Limited Supply  Item #153124 Misty Moonlight

Thanks for your patience.   

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot
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June Hostess Code: 6BKXXMK
For those orders that are between $25 to $195, prior to tax and shipping and handling costs, apply the hostess code before closing off your order and you'll receive a Thank You card and Hostess Gift from me.  If your order is over $200 before taxes and shipping and handling you'll receive your very own Hostess Rewards and a Thank You card from me.  Thanks for Shopping. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pick A FREE Bundle Starter Kit

If you've ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Stampin' Up!s new Calendar year is starting off with a bundle bash!

Not only will you get a Starter Kit—already a great value at $135 CAD for $165 CAD worth of products—but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. 
Click here 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

June Hostess Code:  6BKXXMK2

Stampin' Up! 2021/22 Annual Catalogue Launch....

That magical day has arrived in the land of Stampin' Up!.... it's catalogue release day!  And, it's a good one!  Yippee Skippy!

PDF Copy Available Here
I don't know how they do it.  Every year Stampin' Up! seems to absolutely nail it with it's new catalogue and collection of Suites and Products to make our stamping world a fun get away place!  This year is no exception.  

The new catalogue features 196 pages jam packed with project ideas, tips and did I say awesome products?  There are suites of products for every occasion:

  • All Occasion
  • Love, Thanks and Support
  • Kids and Babies
  • Birthdays
  • Artistic Expression and
  • Accessories and More

For me, part of the excitement of this release was seeing the return of some of my favourite stamp sets from last season. It's going to be a lot of fun pairing them up with the new InColours and Designer Series Papers to create a totally new look this year.   And of course many new sets that I'm sure will become my new favourites   

There are stamp sets for everyone and every age this season, lots of flowers and a lot more masculine stamp sets and designer papers.  Well, don't just take my word for it.  Check it out here:   

Our New In Colours:
These five brand new Incolours are sure to be popular this year.  From the moment I saw them I was excited:  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 


Use this Code June 3rd - June 30, 2020

Apply to orders $25-$195 before S&H and Sales Tax and you'll receive a Stampin' Rewards gift from me.  For orders $200 and more, no worries, you'll receive your very own Stampin' Rewards when your order is placed.  

Monday, June 1, 2020

Tasteful Touches Coming Soon

Hi and thanks so much for stopping by.  Quick post today as I just want to share a card I made with my new Tasteful Touches stamp set.  

I wanted a "hello" card to send to a friend during the COVID-19 that was soft and feminine.  

I began with a So Saffron base and then layered up with Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks.  

When I created my background piece I began with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  From this base I was able to cut several different pieces.  The layer used on this card measured 3 3/4" x 5" and the sentiment label was cut out with the 2" Stitched Circle die.  I sponged the edges with Flirty Flamingo ink and then blended with a sponge dauber and So Saffron ink to blur the images around the edges.  

I inked up the floral stamp with So Saffron ink and then loaded a Sponge Dauber with Flirty Flamingo ink and daubed around the edges of the flower to add some different levels of shading.  While stamping I varied the intensity of the colour going with full colour or stamping off the colour as I went.  

My idea was to stamp the flower image around the left side of the card and then randomly stamp the leaves and squares to create a background.  The leaves were stamped in varying shades of Flirty Flamingo and the squares which I love were stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  

When I stamped the flowers along the card edge, I simple masked off the stamped flowers as I moved up the length of the card stock. I use Post It Notes to make my masks and I find if I'm careful handling the masks they can be used again.  I store my masks inside the stamp case so they are always ready to use on other projects.    

Don't you just love the large font used for this "Just Saying Hello" sentiment?  

It's different and looks like I just wrote it in black ink.  I think it worked well in setting the tone of this card.

I cut the coordinating circle layers with dies from Stitched Shapes  and
Layering Circles Dies .  
Layering Circles  is a great die set for nesting layers.  It has 16 circle dies. I love having this set of dies in my collection.  

Stitched Shapes a 12 piece die set that has Ovals, Circles and Squares.  Love it! 

Sequins are super easy to add when you use Stampin' Ups! Take Your Pick tool and Mini Glue DotsThe Mini Glue dots really make them stay in place and let's face it sequins add a warm shimmer and a small pop of shine to the face of the card.  

The Tasteful Touches stamp set is part of a new suite called In Good Taste.  Look for it in Stampin' Ups! new Annual Catalogue which will be available on June 3rd.  I know you'll love it too.
2020/2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available June 3rd, 2020

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Please Note:
Hostess Code JRJASCHJ
My May Hostess Code is Available Until June 2nd because of the Catalogue Transition.   The June Hostess Code will go live on June 3rd.  

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