Friday, August 14, 2020

Game On Meets World of Good

This past weekend I had a fun time with my sister visiting our stamping friend Debby Evoy at her Lake Country Stampin' Retreat.  What a weekend!  When three avid stampers get together with ink and paper it's a pretty wild time, and this one did not disappoint.  Lots of laughs, lots of stamping and eating, and then more stamping........

For my swag bag I chose the World of Good Suite and I'm so happy I did.  I'm always searching for rich manly papers to make masculine cards with, and I'd brought two new stamp sets, Game On and Whiskey Business to work with.  The marriage of these stamp sets and this paper was perfect. I honestly can't say enough about this paper, except that the pictures in the catalogue don't do them justice.

Game On is an 8 piece Cling Rubber Stamp set.  The imagery is so sharp and detailed that it doesn't even require colouring, just stamp and you're good to go. 

Here's a sampling of some of the cards I made with this paper and the Game On set.  In my opinion, the combination was fantastic. 

This card features a variety of scraps I had left over at the end of the day.
For this card I used a Bumblebee card base from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More  card pack (#153101).  The card bases and envelopes come in the 2020 Incolors for this season.  The card bases are larger than a standard card and measure 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" which leaves plenty of room for your design.  The inside of these cards are white.  The envelopes have the matching patterned paper on the flap.  So cool.  

For the inside of the card I used one of the World of Good Memory and More cards as a background.  

For the second card, I chose a background mat from the World of Good Memory and More Card Pack #153600.  This card packages includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes; 6 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) single-sided specialty cards with brass foil; 4 sticker sheets, 1 each of 4 designs. Available in English and coordinate with 
Bumblebee, black, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,
Misty Moonlight and Mossy Meadow, card stocks, embellishments and inks.  

My second mat is a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" Misty Moonlight card stock that's been embossed with a retired 3D embossing folder called Herringbone.  Debby had just purchased the brand new Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine, and the embossing was just a dream. The embossed images came out deep and rich looking.  

I stamped the deck of cards on Whisper White with Misty Moonlight ink and then fussy cut around the image before adhering it to the label with Dimensionals.    The background label is from the  Stitched so Sweetly (#151690) Dies.  

The Whisper White label was stamped with a birthday sentiment and a tiny Club stamp from the Game On set.  This was mounted on a 3" Oval from the Stitched Shapes Die Set.  I also added a 2" x 2 1/2" piece of DSP for a pop of colour.  This beautiful paper was in Cinnamon Cider with the brass foil embossing.  Love this paper for it's richness and texture. 

I stamped the front of the coordinating envelope with the chess piece and board images from Game On.  

My third card which took me all of 5 minutes to make, features the dice from the Game On stamp set, both on the card front and on the coordinating envelope.   In truth the design for this card came about because I had stamped off several dice and I was trying to find a die cut that would work well with the image.  I'm a sucker for repetition so I  decided to use the Stitched Rectangle dies and voila,  "game on".  The dice rectangles were mounted on Basic Black rectangles from the same set.  These nesting labels make layering so much easier and the finished look is very professional.

The background on the card is created with a black and white map card from the World of Good Memories and More Pack.  I cut and layered this piece onto  Whisper White card stock  and then adhered it to a Bumble Bee card base.  Because of the extra length of the card base, I was able to stamp the sentiment "It's Your Day Roll With It" along the bottom.  

I  hope you enjoyed these three samples.  I actually made 14 cards over the two day retreat period using this stamp set and another Stampin' Up! set called Whiskey Business, along with the World of Good Suite products.  I plan to show case more of the cards in the up coming days.  

I love to receive comments on my cards so I hope you'll take the time to write me a few words.  Do these cards inspire you to make some similar cards or CASE the designs?  Would you purchase any of the products I mentioned in my narrative?  

Happy Stamping! 

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Paper Pumpkin September Kit

What’s your favorite thing about the Fall season? Is it Halloween ghosts and ghouls, yummy food at Thanksgiving? How about picking the perfect pumpkin at the local pumpkin patch or sipping hot cider at sunset.  For me it's the comfort of my fireplace in my craft space and creating fun things for my favourite season of the year. 

Whatever you love most about Autumn, why not rev it up a bit with some creative time.  The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit offers a way to celebrate and kits are a really fun way to paper craft because they aren't time consuming.  Lets face it with a kit you don't need a lot of supplies apart from some adhesive and a paper trimmer.  Another good thing about Paper Pumpkin is you don't have to go out looking for's delivered right to your front door. Who could ask for more?

September’s seasonal kit called "Hello Pumpkin" provides everything needed to create Fall treats. There's reversible patterned paper, a multi-occasion stamp set, and a sea of die-cut fall shapes.  What fun! 

With the Paper Pumpkin September kit you can create completely customizable crafts to celebrate the autumn season your way! Whether you assemble the kit’s cracker box treat packages or use the supplies to embellish traditional cards, the Hello Pumpkin kit has something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind kit! Click here to order your subscription to Paper Pumpkin your way.  

Happy Stamping!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Monday, August 3, 2020

Makeover of the ON-LINE Shopping Store on August 4, 2020

Stampin' Up! Is Doing a Makeover of the 
ON-LINE Shopping Store on August 4

Stampin' Up has listened to both it's demonstrators and customers with regard to difficulties and opportunities for change with the Stampin' Up! On-line shopping experience.  To that end on August 4th a whole new On-line shopping store is being launched in North America.   This new look/new system has been test driven in the United Kingdom and is working well.  Now it's our turn! 

NEW Stampin' Up! Online Store
•The CURRENT online store will go offline at midnight (MT) on 4 August and will remain offline permanently from that point forward.
•The NEW online Store site will go live at 7:00 AM (MT) on 4 August, at which point you can start ordering from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and any other current product. 


What Do You Have to Do to Access the New Version:

  • You need to enter your account password manually, the first time you your on-line account.  Once you've entered it manually, then you're good to go.

  • If you saved or bookmarked your password in your browser in the past, it will not "auto-enter" or "pre-fill" from your browser.  You will need to enter it manually.

  • If you've forgotten your password, log into your on-line account today and create a new password and enter it.  Then, all you have to do is log in manually on August 4th or later with your new password.  Once this is done you can save or bookmark your password and new website link on your browser.  
Also I hope you will continue to designate me as your demonstrator.  You'll need to do that the first time you place an order, otherwise another demonstrator from the area will be chosen randomly for you.     

Thank you for shopping with me in my on-line store.  I so appreciate you!

Penny Hanuszak
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demo
in Abbotsford, British Columbia  

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