French Horn Celebrate Card

Lately there has been a lot to celebrate around here. Besides my new website makeover, we also have a couple birthdays to cheer about. My husband Tim’s was Thursday, and our oldest son Nick’s 12th birthday is tomorrow! So I thought I would share this festive card that I made using the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

A fun French Horn Celebrate card made with the Musical Instruments Framelits, the Sheet Music background stamp, the Beautiful You stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The angled layer may be intimidating, but it’s really quite easy to achieve this look if you are okay with having a few scraps of cardstock.

Measurements:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ folded in half for the card base
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the outside…3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for the inside…and 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for the banner
  • Fresh Fig Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet: 3″ x 3″
  • Adhesive Sheet: 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon: about 2-1/2″
  • Year of Cheer Washi Tape (thin gold): about 18-19″
  • Year of Cheer Washi Tape (multi-metallic pattern): about 18-19″

Directions:

  • Peel off the printed side of the Adhesive Sheet and adhere to back side of the Gold Foil Sheet. Die-cut the French horn and the treble clef.
  • Stamp the Sheet Music image onto the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Fresh Fig…Place the cardstock onto the the rubber-side-up inked up stamp, put scrap paper on top of that, and use hands to press the papers against the inked stamp.
  • Remove the cardstock from the stamp. Then sponge Fresh Fig ink onto the edges of the Fresh Fig cardstock.
  • Adhere to the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock at an angle using SNAIL adhesive. Be sure that the upper two corners of the Very Vanilla are not exposed but that the Fresh Fig meets the corners so it is covering far enough down on the Very Vanilla.
  • Turn the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla over, and cleanly trim off the excess Fresh Fig (since one of these scrap will still be used).
  • Add two strips of the multi-metallic pattern washi tape so that the tape strips are parallel to the bottom and left edges of the Fresh Fig layer. (I recommend wrapping the ends of the tape to the back side of the Vanilla rather than trimming the excess.) Then add two strips of the gold thin washi tape so that the tape strips are right next to the multi-metallic pattern washi tape strips. Again wrap the ends to the back.

A fun French Horn Celebrate card made with the Musical Instruments Framelits, the Sheet Music background stamp, the Beautiful You stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Trim the left end of the Very Vanilla strip and the ribbon. Stamp “Celebrate…” on the Very Vanilla strip and attach to the ribbon piece. Then add this to the upper right corner of the card front layer.
  • Attach to this whole later to the front of the Early Espresso card base using Dimensionals. Then peel off the backing from the adhesive and attach the French horn.

A fun French Horn Celebrate card made with the Musical Instruments Framelits, the Sheet Music background stamp, the Beautiful You stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • For the inside of the card, add an angled Fresh Fig scrap to the upper left area of the 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Very Vanilla piece, stamp the sentiment, add the washi tape and the treble clef, and attach this 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Very Vanilla layer with SNAIL.

A fun French Horn Celebrate card made with the Musical Instruments Framelits, the Sheet Music background stamp, the Beautiful You stamp set and the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

So now that my website has been updated, I would love your feedback. Let me know what you like. AND…Let me know if there are things that are confusing, if something isn’t working right, if something is difficult to locate, etc. I am in the initial phases of this transformation and want to be sure all of you are comfortable. (Personally, I am loving my drop-down menus. I’m hoping those make things easier to find. AND did you all see the language translate feature!? I’ve always appreciated visiting blogs that I can translate to English. So I’m excited to have this option for my friends who do not use English as their primary language.)

Wishing you all a fabulously musical weekend!

 

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A Season of Style with Coordinating October & November Paper Pumpkin Kits

To give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits. You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. You will have more creative options when you mix and match and make your own alternate projects. And you can get that handmade holiday touch without fuss because everything is prepped and ready for you to assemble! To learn more about these kits of creativity that I am SOooo passionate about, click here. To get started with your subscription so you can get these great kits, click here and sign up by October 10th.

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New Deals on the Clearance Rack

After I posted this morning I saw the announcement from Stampin' Up! that new items were just added to the Clearance Rack. I wanted to share so that you wouldn't miss out. It's always nice to get a good bargain on crafting supplies, right?!

CLICK HERE to shop the clearance rack. (Once there, you can sort them all to see the newest items added first.)

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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. 🙂 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 ♥ 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 - Stampin’ 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 ♥ Hosts promotion June 1- 30, 2017… Stampin’ Up!® - 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 paper…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Simple birthday card made with Tin of Cards stamp set and Fruit Stand paper…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 framelits…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Celebrate card made with Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builders framelits…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Good-bye to the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

Sunshine card made with Kinda Eclectic stamp set…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Sunshine card made with Kinda Eclectic stamp set…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! (Click here to see several photos of new products that will be available June 1st!) …#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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! 😉

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?

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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 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

12 Exclusive Tutorial Bundles for July 2017 (click here to learn more)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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)… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

March 2017 Cake Crazy Scrapbooking Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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 Class…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - 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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