In Need of Your Thoughts…

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I'm giving my website/blog a make over soon. It's exciting, but scary at the same time. There are a lot of things that I am planning to change up, but now I'm looking for input from you – my viewers. Please be specific. Think of how the page is set up when you first arrive…the menu bar…what you see along the side… And feel free to email me at [email protected] if you don't want to leave a comment below.

  • What made you visit my website in the first place?
  • If you're not a subscriber, why not?
  • If you are, why did you subscribe?
  • What do you like? (Details help.)
  • What do you NOT like?
  • Are there things about other Stampin' Up! demonstrator blogs that you don't like that you hope I don't do?
  • Are there things about other Stampin' Up! demonstrator blogs that you like and hope that I do?
  • Are there things that are hard to find?

I really appreciate any feedback you can share with me. I love sharing my passion for paper crafting and want to continue for as long as possible. So if you like coming to my site for ideas, I hope that will continue.

 

Ahhhh…the days when I first starting blogging. I was learning so much so fast!

I thought I'd share with you one of my first posts when I realized I was watermarking my photos with the wrong website address. hahaha! Thankfully it was one of my first posts.

…I'm just gonna post this one with my updated bunnies photo. I'm new to this blog world, so please forgive me. It's stampyourartout.COM. šŸ™‚ Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel

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I shared these bunnies back on February 4, 2013 – more than 4-1/2 years ago! Wow!! Crazy that I've been blogging that long!

 

Photography was more of a struggle for me, too. (Although, I STILL think I could improve in this area.)
I relied on the sun for all my photos!

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This cup was featured in my February 26, 2013 post.

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I shared this strange "fish kisses" card on February 13, 2013. Gotta love all the shadows.

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And I used to wait for a decent sunny day and photograph all my scrapbook pages at once out on my back deck. This was a layout I shared in my March 7, 2013 post.

 

My kiddos were much littler when I first starting blogging. If you've been with me that long you've seen them grow and get through all sorts of things – the challenges of friendship, their big owies, new experiences, moving from grade to grade, their sports, birthday parties, their trips and travel experiences, and more.

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Luke loved finding this yellow caterpillar on August 20, 2013. Little did we know until later that it could have stung him and hurt him.

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Here is Nick blowing out his birthday candle back in October 2013. (My other passion is decorating cakes for my kids' birthdays.)

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And here was a scrapbook page I shared on February 21, 2013 of their fun in Disney World. That was a dream trip come true.

 

You've also seen me remodel my classroom and craft/office spaces.

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Luke and Nick had a sleepover with some friends in early October 2013 when the new carpet was installed in my classroom area. (And to this day they still love to have sleepovers down there.)

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And on March 3, 2016 I blogged about my fabulous new craftroom/office space.

 

Of course I could share so much more (my Stampin' Up! trips and celebrations, favorite projects that I've shared, exciting opportunities that I've been lucky to be a part of, etc.), but then I would need to go through all my past 4-1/2 years of blogging to recall everything.

Just know that I have LOVED the support, the comments, the encouragement, the private emails with "warm fuzzies" and the ideas you have shared with me throughout the years. Thank you so much for tuning in to what I blog about. I want to continue to share my tips, ideas, tricks, techniques, layouts, and just my overall passion of paper crafting with the you. And I hope that you will stay with me when my new website design is complete.

Thanks for visiting today.

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Today is the Last Day…Tomorrow is the First Day

This is a big transition period. The new catalog year is beginning tomorrow. And so…

  • Today is the last day to order any available (not already sold out) products from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Click here to access retiring products information.
  • Today is the last day to order any available (not already sold out) products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Click here to access retiring products information.
  • Today is the last day to order any available discounted products from the list of retiring products. Click here to access retiring products information.
  • Tomorrow at noon Mountain Time the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live!! Click here at that time get to my catalogs page to download it. And click here to shop new products in the online store at that time.
  • A new promotion called "We ā™„ Hosts" runs June 1-30… Workshop Orders, Party Orders, Club Orders, even Individual Orders of $350+ will earn an additional $35 in free merchandise (Stampin' Rewards).  Check out the rewards chart and what you could earn.

June 2017 Stampin' Up! Hosting Rewards ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampinā€™ Up! - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

What a great time for this special!…at the start of a new catalog.  Contact me if you want to learn more OR if you want to host an event in June.  

We ā™„ Hosts promotion June 1- 30, 2017ā€¦ Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

Good-bye to all the great products leaving us! Remember, today is the last day to get the retiring products! There are some fabulous new products around the corner. But that means many goodies had to go, too. Here are a few that I will miss.

Good-bye to the Fruit Stand designer paper and Tin of Cards stamp set.

Simple birthday card made with Tin of Cards stamp set and Fruit Stand paperā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Simple birthday card made with Tin of Cards stamp set and Fruit Stand paperā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Good-bye to the Botanical Builders Framelits and Botanical Blooms stamp set.

Celebrate card made with Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builders framelitsā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Celebrate card made with Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builders framelitsā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Good-bye to the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

Sunshine card made with Kinda Eclectic stamp setā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Sunshine card made with Kinda Eclectic stamp setā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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2017-18 Product Shares Available!

Ribbons, Designer Papers, Embellishments, Etc…

The 2017-18 Annual Catalogs are almost here! That means it's that time of year to get in on my popular product shares so you can gather up lots of new product for LESS! Sign up today by emailing me with your picks.

The 2017-18 Stampinā€™ Up! Annual Catalog! (Click here to see several photos of new products that will be available June 1st!) ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

CLICK HERE to see all the details about my 2017-18 Product Shares.

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Looking for information on retiring products and the upcoming 2017-18 Annual Catalog? Click here for the newest news! šŸ˜‰

The Retiring Products List posted April 10th. Certain products tend to sell out quickly. So take inventory now and start making those needed purchases earlier than later.

Want to be one of the first to see and get your hands on new products?

Become a Stampers With ART Star! Join my community, have fun and reap the rewards of being a demonstrator. Click here to learn more.

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Tutorials for Sale

Thank you for your interest in my tutorial offerings. *If you would like to use these ideas to teach classes, I would be honored. Verbally instructing is permissible. (Please give credit to the demonstrator who created the project.) But I ask that you do NOT hand out, forward, re-write or copy my tutorials in order to do so. Please direct class participants to purchase them here: https://www.stampyourartout.com/stampyourartout/tutorials-for-sale.html
Thank you.

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Tutorial Bundles (offered February 2017-July2017)

  • $15.00 US per monthly bundle of 12
  • FREE bundle of 12 with a $50+ order placed in the month prior to the release (for example the February bundle went out to those that placed a qualifying order through me in the month of January).
  • FREE to members of my Stampers With ART community

Monthly Tutorial Bundles contain 12 EXCLUSIVE projects (one from each of these talented individuals) with supply lists, detailed photos and written directions. The projects feature current Stampin’ Up! products for that month and include both metric and imperial measurements so that everyone and anyone can recreate these top-notch projects!

Click here to learn how you can get your hands on Exclusive Tutorial Bundles created by these talented Stampinā€™ Up! demonstrators!ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for July 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the July Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed on July 1st. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.  (Photo of peeks coming soon!)

 

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for June 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the June Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.  (Photo of peeks coming soon!)

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for May 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the May Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.  (Photo of peeks coming soon!)

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for April 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the April Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for March 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the March Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for February 2017 (click here to learn more)ā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the February Tutorial Bundle of 12 for $15 US. A link to the tutorials will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 

 

Scrapbooking Class Tutorials (offered when available)

Scrapbooking Class Tutorials each contain directions for a two-page 12×12 layout featuring one stamp set & some coordinating product. The tutorials include supply lists, detailed photos, written directions and a link to a “how-to” video. The projects feature current Stampin’ Up! products for the time that the tutorials were designed and contain imperial measurements (inches) only.

 

 

 

August 2017 Colorful Seasons Scrapbooking Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the August 2017 Colorful Seasons Scrapbooking Class Tutorial for $10 US (all 3 layout options shown in the tutorial). A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 

May 2017 Tasty Treats Scrapbooking Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the May 2017 Tasty Treats Scrapbooking Class Tutorial for $10 US. A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

 

March 2017 Cake Crazy Scrapbooking Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

March 2017 Cake Crazy Scrapbooking Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the March 2017 Cake Crazy Scrapbooking Class Tutorial for $10 US (both color options shown in the tutorial). A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.
 

 

 

 

Card Class Tutorials (offered when available)

Card Class Tutorials each contain directions for 4 cards that all feature one stamp set & and some coordinating product. The tutorials include supply lists, detailed photos, written directions and a link to a “how-to” video. The projects feature current Stampin’ Up! products for the time that the tutorials were designed and contain imperial measurements (inches) only.

April 2017 Succulent Garden Card Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the April 2017 Succulent Garden Card Class Tutorial for $10 US. A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.

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March 2017 Basket Bunch Card Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the March 2017 Basket Bunch Card Class Tutorial for $10 US. A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.
 

 

January 2017 Dragonfly Dreams Card Classā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Purchase the January 2017 Dragonfly Dreams Card Class Tutorial for $10 US. A link to the tutorial will be emailed soon after purchasing – within 24 hours. All currencies accepted. PayPal will do the conversion for you.
 

 

 

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World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop – Fruit Stand Cards

 

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hopā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

It's World Card Making Day on October 1st. So card makers all over the world are celebrating by creating and/or sending cards. Some are even creating with others at card-making events and parties this weekend! And then there are those of us who are sharing hand-made card ideas on our blogs.

My name is Rachel Tessman and I am from Andover, Minnesota in the United States. Welcome to our World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop! All of us who are participating in this hop are Stampin' Up!Ā® demonstrators from around the world. And all the ideas shared will be with our fabulous, trendy & current Stampin' Up! products. I hope you will find a ton of ideas to inspire your creativity as you hop from blog to blog. There is a list at the end of my post which will help you to move through the blog hop so you can see all the amazing ideas.

I went SIMPLE and created SETS of cards instead of just sharing one card today. Hope that's okay.

Because many of our wonderful packs of designer paper will be on sale through the month of October, I thought I would share how easy it is to make beautiful cards with designer paper and very little extra product. The designer paper alone acts as the main image on a card. No need for several inks or lots of time. From one pack of designer paper, the 12 sheets could produce 72 cards if done in this style.

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements for each card:
  • Whisper White cardstock (thick or regular): 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" for the card base
  • Whisper White cardstock (thick or regular): 3-1/2" x 2"
  • Fruit Stand Designer Series paper: 4" x 5-1/4"

Tips:

  • Punch 3-1/2" x 2" Whisper White cardstock with the banner punch (see complete list of supplies used at the end of this post).
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Then use Bone Folder tool to curl the end of banner a bit.
  • Assemble card pieces using SNAIL Adhesive.
  • Add self-adhesive Metallic Enamel Shape accents. (That's it!)

I put these 12 cards together in no time! And because I can get 72 cards from one pack of designer paper, I decided that I really need to make a bunch more and make card sets as gifts for the upcoming holidays.

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Now keep in mind…some designer paper patterns aren't the best for this simple card layout. You will need bold images that scream "look at me!" This set of designs in the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper pack was perfect!

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

But the designs on the opposite sides of these papers (because the papers are double-sided!) weren't loud enough. With each pack of paper you get 2 sheets of each double-sided paper – 12 in all. So if I ignored the quiet patterns on the flip side, I could really use this entire pack and make those 72 cards.

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here are close-up photos of each card. One of each pair below was stamped with the Tin of Cards stamp set. And the other was stamped with the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

World Card Making Day 2016 Blog Hop - Click here to see several easy-to-make cards using the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Tin of Cards Stamp Set (72 cards can be made with one pack of designer paper!)ā€¦#stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Have fun on the hop. Remember that currently you are at Rachel Tessman's blog, so check the blog hop line-up list to see who is next to visit.

Check out my creative Stampin' Up!Ā® ideas! Stamp Your Art Out! blog...www.StampYourArtOut.com

 

 

 

 

Product List

 

A heads up!…Some of our wonderful designer series paper is going on sale in October.

Stampinā€™ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE October 1-31, 2016... #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

And there are even more savings October 1-5…

Celebrate World Card Making Day with some great savingsā€¦ #stampyourartout - Stampinā€™ Up!Ā® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

1383392015-2017 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1414132016-2018 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
133774Envelope Punch Board25%$20 USD/$27 CAD$15 USD/$20.25 CAD
141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%$27 USD/$36 CAD$20.25 USD/$27 CAD
129027Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill ā€“ Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE! $7.50 USD/$10 CADFREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

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