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Gift Bag for Bath & Body Hand Sanitizers

Dont forget, Stampin Up is still offering it’s Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion on certain packages of Designer Series Paper!  So this week, I wanted to focus on some things you can do with our Designer Series Paper!

On this week’s Facebook Live, I showed you how to make a gift bag with our Designer Paper that is sized perfectly for Bath & Body Works’ Hand Sanitizers ~ and any other gift you’d like to put in them.  As promised, I am posting the template with the measurements I used and supplies so you can duplicate the bag also.

Gift Bag w Sanitizer

Gift Bag

So here is my template:

Gift Bag Template

To see the full instructions on how to make this adorable bag, view my video here:

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper Gift Bag and Perfectly Plaid Bundle


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** Note that I used the coordinating dies to cut out the Magnolia Embellishment, but you can also use Paper Snips!

** I also used our retired paper trimmer to do my scoring on, but you can use any measuring surface.

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Boo to You with Colored Pencils

BOO! 

… are ya scared yet?  No?  Then check out my little green monster!  

On Tuesday’s Facebook Live, I showed how to make two cards.  I posted the second card of the video yesterday, so I am posting the first card today.  I elected to do a Halloween card using some bright Designer Paper… that makes my little monster-man not-so-scary.

How bout now?  Still not scared? 

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Well, I’m so glad you’re not scared!  I think he’s so cute that I want to take him trick or treating!  Since he doesn’t scare you, then my video on how to make this card wont scare you either, so go check it out!  I promise, it wont give you nightmares!

All the supplies and measurements are listed below.  If you would like to order any of the items I used, you can click the items below and add them to your online shopping cart!


Card Measurements:

Smoky Slate:                   5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″ (Card Base)
Mango Melody:              1″ x 5″  (banner-ed at both ends – final length may vary slightly)
Whisper White:             2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
See a Silhouette DSP:   3″ x 4″


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Snowman Seasons Stamp Set with Watercolor Pencils

Woot Woot!  Our new Holiday Catalog is now LIVE and everyone can order from it!  I was in love with it at first sight… and today’s card uses products I just gushed over! If you do not have a catalog, contact me today and I will happily get one to you.

I used the Snowman Seasons Stamp Set with some coordinating products.  You can purchase the stamp set, coordinating Snowman Builder Punch, and some awesome goodies and embellishments with a single item code… how cool is that?!  No worries about forgetting to add something in.  Stampin Up thought of everything with this product suite…

For me, I love any stamp set that inspires coloring and bling… so this set quickly went to the top of my list!  The bling really does not show up well in the picture, but watch my video below for full instructions and a better view of the sparkle on this card!

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Check out my video on YouTube for full instructions. This card is the second one featured in the video, and the first one is a cute card featuring the Boo to You Stamp Set (Details for that card coming in a post soon).


Card Measurements:
Coastal Cabana (Card Base)   5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  –  Scored at 4 1/4″
Real Red                                     5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
Whisper White                         4″ x 5 1/4″
Let it Snow Designer Paper   1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″


If you do not already have a Demonstrator and need any stamping supplies, or want some stamping tips, I would love to help you. To order supplies, just click the SHOP button at the top of the screen and place your order online or you can email me at virgo1978@aol.com for assistance.

Happy Stamping!

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This Week at TrishStamps.com…

Join me TONIGHT! for my weekly Facebook Live Video!  I will be featuring some ADORABLE new products from the Holiday catalog that you can order starting tomorrow!  You won’t want to miss it!

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Tomorrow is the big day… TWO big things are happening!

First, the NEW Holiday Catalog goes Live!! (I’m singing Jingle Bells in my head right now, how about you?)  If you do not have a Demonstrator and would like to receive a catalog, contact me today and I will gladly send you one!

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Second, Stampin’ Up’s Buy Three – Get One FREE Designer Paper Sale starts!  That’s right, you can buy any of the three Designer paper designs below and earn another one (of equal or lesser value) FREE!  It’s a great way to get into mass producing those Birthday and Get Well cards we always need with some #LoveitChopit.  Follow my blog for some great ideas on using our Designer Paper!

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And don’t forget, you only have ONE WEEK LEFT to subscribe to this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  It will contain some fantastic treat bags that are sure to be a TREAT (no Trick!)!

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NC Demo Blog Hop – Floral Inspirations


For this month’s NC Demo Blog Hop, we were tasked with finding a picture of flowers that inspire us!  I chose a picture I took of my gifts I received from my work team a couple of months ago… they really do appreciate me! (But not as much as I appreciate them).   I received flowers and chocolates!!!

So, I came home and started going through my Pressed Petals Designer Paper and created this card:

This paper packs such a wow on its own that it needs very little added to it. I just heat embossed my sentiment from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set in Copper and layered it on some copper foil.

Then I used the Pressed Petals Washi Tape to create my flower. Tip: rub your embossing buddy on the tips of the Washi Petals so they don’t stick to your card. That will help keep your Petals raised up.

Card measurements:

  • Card Base: 11″ x 4 1/4″, folded in half
  • Layer: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Copper Foil: 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiment Layer: 1″ x 4 1/4″

Check out this video from Stampin Up to learn more about our Pressed Petal Suite!

Pressed Petal Suite


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Now I encourage you to continue to be inspired by the other wonderful creations featured in this month’s blog hop!


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Back on Your Feet with Watercolor Pencils

For my inaugural Facebook Live video this week, I featured the adorable Back on Your Feet Stamp Set.  I demonstrated how to make two cards, both using the Watercolor Pencils to enhance my images.

(Sorry about the technical glitches in the video — it was my first!)

You can view my video here:

The first card is a single layer.  I used Wink of Stella to activate the pencils and double as as an embellished, shimmery effect on my little sloth.

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For the second card, I added a couple of elements to the card and some additional techniques using the colored pencils…  Dont tell the sloth, but I think the turtle is my favorite  😉

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Back on Your Feet 1

Check out my next Facebook video for some more awesome stamping ideas this Monday, August 26th at 7:30PM EST.  You can also follow my Facebook Page to get notified when new videos and items are posted!


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Stamping 101 – The Lingo

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I have taken a break for the past couple of weeks to work on a new series that I am starting… Stamping 101!  So, for the next few weeks, I will be sharing information that I find useful for new stampers and for anyone that is not very familiar with Stampin’ Up.  My series will consist of regular blog posts, some project ideas, and it be the beginning of some weekly videos that you can view LIVE, on my Facebook page, and here on my blog afterwards.

So, let’s start with the very first question… “what did she say?”.  In today’s world, we have terms and acronyms, and nicknames for every single thing… stamping is no exception, and us Stampin’ Up Demonstrators speak like we are in a cult sometimes.  It can be confusing and off-putting for someone who is watching our videos, looking at our blogs, and even attending our classes because we tend to forget that SOME OF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT!  It is not your fault.  But as a result, we get the same facial expression from you that our dog gives us when we ask him/her “Where’s Timmy”  (some of you will get the joke… and then the other joke).

So, here it is… my first Stamping 101 – Lingo list.  I will add to this as we go, but this should help you translate what I’m saying!

Stamping:  Stamping is simply the art of transferring an image from one object to another.  For us, we transfer images from rubber stamps to paper with ink.

Demonstrator (Demo):  This is ME!  I am an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up.  It simply means that I have decided to “work” for Stampin’ Up and that I sell their products.  There are lots of benefits to being a Demonstrator, i.e. discount, attending events, and seeing products first.  Demonstrators are bound by some guidelines, but we have a lot of flexibility to choose the method we use to sell the products; some offer classes like I do, and some have a solely online business via social media and videos and others just buy from themselves.  Anyone can become a Demonstrator, just ask me how!

Project:  When we were in school, this word wasn’t good or at all exciting as it meant a long time to complete something we weren’t interested in and it would be graded… but in stamping world, it’s a totally different thing!  This is simply your creation or whatever you are currently working on, before, during and after it is completed!  It can be a card, a gift box or tag, or even a scrapbook page… the possibilities are endless.

Stamp Class: This is my monthly event.  I use this opportunity to teach people about stamping.  I teach various ways to use our products and achieve a ton of different effects.  In each class, we go over different things and you will get to practice these things by making your own projects that you get to keep.   If you live near me, come by one month! My classes are posted on my Facebook page and on Meetup!

Catalog (Catty):  Stampin’ Up does not have a store like Wal-Mart, or Target so all of their products are sold and marketed through their catalogs and the online store. Stampin’ Up has an Annual Catalog that they release in June and the products in it are available through June of the next year.  They also release smaller, short-term, seasonal catalogs as well.  We have the Holiday/Seasonal Catalog in September through December and it will contain items designed for the holiday season.  Then, in January, we have the Occassions catalog and our Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  The Occassions catalog runs through June and will have of our spring-theme items.  Sale-a-Bration  runs through March and is our annual promotional catalog that contains items you can earn for FREE.

Paper Snips These are our wonderful scissors.  They are quite sharp, and great for cutting paper and some other stuff too.  Tip:  Cutting a lot of ribbon with them will cause them to dull quicker, so invest in some good ribbon scissors too!

Fussy Cutting:  This is the act of cutting out images using scissors instead of punches or dies.  We love our punches and dies so much, that any time we have to cut something out with scissors, we get a little “fussy” about it.

Dimensionals:  These are also referred to pop-up-dots by some people.  They are adhesive backed foam pieces that raise some of your stamped pieces up off of your project for some more dimension.  Oh, and the little covers on them wind up EV-ER-Y-WHERE!

Pokey Tool:  This item is actually no longer available and has been replaced by our Take-Your-Pick Tool.  I refer to the new tool as the Pokey Tool sometimes in class though.  The Take-Your-Pick Tool has interchangeable pieces that help you pierce paper, pick up small items and score your paper.  Its an essential for everyone’s tool kit!

Color Family:  Stampin’ Up has one of the best varieties of colors on the market, and they are exclusive to Stampin’ Up.  Our colors are broken up into Color Families:  Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals, and In-Colors.  They are grouped together because the colors in each family coordinate with each other nicely and are often seen together.  This is a great help when you are trying to choose the right shade of green to go with that shade of red you’re using.

Embellishments:  Embellishments are pretty much what they sound like… they embellish!  We have all sorts of embellishments ranging from sparkly jewels, to beautiful ribbon, and lots of other goodies in between.

Bundles:  Stampin’ Up is the master of coordination!  A lot of the stamp sets they create will also have punch or die set that will coordinate with it.  When the stamp set and coordinating item are released, they are paired into bundles.  They will have their own item number and when you use the bundle item number, you get 10% off!

Suites:   Suites are bundles on steroids!  Where our Bundles contain a stamp set and its’ coordinating die set or punch, our Suites add in everything else!  So not only do you get the bundle, you get matching embellishments, paper, and other items too!

Starter Kit:  This is the selection of items you get at a discount when you sign up to become a demonstrator!  Stampin’ Up allows us to customize what is in our kits so we get items we know we will love and use!


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