Stampin’ Up! Updates

Hi everyone!

There are a few new happenings going on with Stampin’ Up! that I want to share with you so I decided to do it with just one post.

 

#1}Sale-A-Bration second release products are now available.

From now until the end of sale-a-bration {March 31/18}, there are even more free items to choose from when you make a qualifying purchase. Some of these items include stamp sets and Specialty Designer Series Paper plus an embossing folder/stamp set bundle.

For every $60.00 CAD order {before shipping/taxes}you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. This year, level 2 items have been added which are available with every $120.00 CAD ordered {before shipping/taxes}.

For example:

  • If you spend $60.00 CAD, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $120.00 CAD, you get one free level 2 product or two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $180.00 CAD, you have can choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

And so on. It’s a great opportunity to earn free products! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary.

This March 2018 is Paper Pumpkins 5th anniversary! Stampin’ Up! is celebrating these years of crafting by offering a free gift included in the March kit. The kit and free gift will be packaged in a specially designed 5th year box. Subscribe between February 11/18 ~ March 10/18 at 11:50 PM (MT). ∗Please note: Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit subscription program from Stampin’ Up!. Each month, a complete project kit {cards or gift packaging or home décor} will be delivered to you ready to go with paper, stamps and ink all ready for creating.

 

 

∗Please note:

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. My online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

∗February Host Code —>  DDYVUFFP 

Enter the February Host Code if your order is under $200.00. When you are in my online store and have added an item/items to your shopping bag, you will be able to enter the Host Code in the bottom left corner. If your order is more than $200.00 {before tax and shipping}, please do not use the Host Code as you will miss out on Stampin’ Rewards if you use it. Stampin’ Rewards start at $20.00 and you don’t want to miss out on those! 

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Scratch Off Cards

Hi everyone!

Todays project is for scratch off cards. There are many occasions to use scratch offs ~ scratch off a balloon to wish someone a Happy Birthday. Will the baby be a boy or a girl? Gender reveal announcements seem to be very popular these days so that’s what I decided to make in this project. These are not only fun for gender reveal parties but also for mailing to family and friends to share the exciting news of an upcoming baby! Or how about a surprise card waiting on a childs night table in the morning ready to scratch and find out what fun activity is planned for the day. The list is endless. So, lets learn how to make these super easy and fun cards.

You will need: card stock or copy paper, stamp/ink, clear packing tape, scissors, acrylic paint, dish soap, small bowl, paint brush, punch.

#1} Stamp image/sentiment on card stock or copy paper. Be sure to space them far enough apart to be able to cut them out properly. ∗Please note: I punched the circle shape I would be using as a template to trace for spacing.

 

 

#2} Cover the stamped images with clear packing tape ~ the tape prevents the paper from soaking up the paint and getting soft. This is the surface that you will paint.

 

 

#3} Before applying the paint/soap mixture, I turned the card stock over and held it up against a window so that I could see the stamped image from the back side. I then made a small pencil mark right in the middle of the image. This is so that when it was time to punch out the circles, I would be sure that the image was centered.

 

 

#4} Combine two parts paint to one part dish soap. I used 1 tbsp. of paint and 1 1/2 tsp. dish soap ~ this made more than enough so I would go with less next time. Stir gently as you don’t want bubbles. If you find there are tiny bubbles as you are painting, use a heat tool quickly a few inches over the surface and this will get rid of them.

  

 

 

#4} Apply the paint in thin even coats. Let dry before applying the next coat. I found that 4 coats did a good job so that the image couldn’t be seen through the paint. ∗Please note: the wet paint mixture will look streaky until the last coat dries thoroughly so don’t stress about it. This is supposed to be fun 🙂

  

 

 

#5} Once the last coat is completely dry and you are pleased with how the paint looks, it’s time to start cutting out the shapes. Be sure to scratch one off before you use them all up on your project!

 

   

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

“Life happens. Coffee helps.” card

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a second project using the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Bundle {SU products listed below}. Todays card shows how the stamps, dies and DSP from the Coffee Break Suite go together beautifully and make creating easy.  This card can be created with other stamps and dies that you may have for any occassion. Also, there is a free printable project sheet below.

Here is the link for the first project if you are interested.     https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/tuesdays-tutorial-5/

Life happens, coffee helps card PDF

 

 

You will need: white card stock, Coffee Café card stock and patterned paper {DSP}, vellum card stock, cutting tool of choice, scoring board/tool, bone folder, adhesive, tape, inks, stamped images/die cuts, embellishments {optional}. ∗Please note:

 

#1} Cut a piece of white card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder. This is the card base.

#2} Cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock and a piece of DSP each to 2 11/16″ x 4 1/8″.

#3} You can either stamp the coffee beans directly to the Early Espresso card stock or stamp them on a scrap and die cut them out, which is what I did. This gives the card a little more dimension and texture. Before adhering them down I placed them where I wanted them to be sure they were spaced okay.

 

 

 

#4} Adhere the card stock and DSP together as shown with a piece of tape on the back. Tie a length of ribbon around the middle to cover the join and tie in a knot or bow on the left side. Attach to the card base.

  

 

 

#5} Stamp the “whipped cream” with a very light tan color. I used Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once on scrap paper then stamped the image again on white card stock before cutting out. Cut out remaining coffee cup/cup sleeve/lid pieces. The lid was cut from vellum. This gives the look of a clear plastic lid.

 

 

#6} Cut out the straw and stamp with the stripes. I used Pool Party ink for this.

 

 

#7} The “life happens, coffee helps” greeting was stamped and heat embossed before cutting out with a stitched circle and layering on a Pool Party circle. The card is now ready to assemble as shown. A couple of enamel shapes were attached to the greeting and some coffee beans on the right hand side.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Coffee Cafe Stamp Set {item #143677 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies {item #143745 ~ page 213}
  • Coffee Cafe Bundle {saves 10%} {item #145331 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cafe DSP {item #144155 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cafe Cardstock Pack {item #144156 ~ page 31}

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have.

Please feel welcome to check out my online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

5 Day Fast Fuse Sale

Hi everyone!

∗FAST FUSE SALE UPDATE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, THE FAST FUSE SALE IS NOW OVER∗

Last fall, Stampin’ Up! had a Fast Fuse promotion that was a huge hit! For those of you that may not know what Fast Fuse is or perhaps have never used it, it is a super strong “tape runner style” adhesive. It is great for 3-D projects such as boxes and bags that require a stronger bond but it is also safe for memory keeping and scrapbooking as it is acid free. So, here’s the deal ~ buy one Fast Fuse Adhesive and you will get two Fast Fuse Adhesive refills FREE! This promotions runs from tomorrow February 8/2018 – February 12/2018 but only while supplies last.  Now is a great time to stock up on this awesome adhesive! Don’t forget that you can earn Sale-A-Bration products.

 

    

 

You can find this deal and other Stampin’ Up! products in my online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

 

∗Please note: you can check out this post for details on the February host code, Sale-A-Bration and online shopping information.

https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/february-su-host-code/

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tuesdays Tip #32

Hi everyone!

Welcome to today’s Tuesdays Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesdays Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesdays Tag just to change things up a bit.

Todays post is a quick one but I hope that you will find it helpful. When using clear mount stamps on acrylic blocks, do you ever find that sometimes they just don’t stick properly? You have the stamp stuck to the block {or so you think}, you ink it up and just as you’re ready to stamp, it falls off the block onto the paper quite possibly ruining it. Try this tip: #1}be sure that the block is clean. A washing in warm soapy water will do the trick. #2} dry it well. #3} use a lip balm {lip balm not gloss} and rub a little on the block {as shown below} before adhering and pressing on the stamp.

 

This really does work! To clean up the stamp and block, wipe off with an alcohol free baby wipe and air dry thoroughly before storing.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

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See you next Tuesday!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Paper Pumpkin

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Paper Pumpkin! This is a monthly crafting kit subscription program from Stampin’ Up!. Each month, a complete project kit {cards or gift packaging or home décor} will be delivered to you ready to go with paper, stamps and ink all ready for creating. The ink spots will not repeat a color in a 12 month period. It’s a surprise in your mailbox each month. How fun is that! Plus, Stampin’ Up! shares a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit.

Maybe you are new to paper crafting. Paper Pumpkin is a quick and easy way to learn. It is a great way to build up a nice variety of stamps and inks ready to use on future projects too. The first kit includes a clear stamp block that can be used with each stamp set. There are 2 ways to subscribe ~ monthly subscription {pay as you go} or a prepaid {1, 3, 6 or 12 month} subscription. Shipping is included in the subscription price. The choice is yours! Plus, subscribers can order past kits and refills {while supplies last}. Here is the link for Paper Pumpkin information:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2189522

Here are some examples of previous kits:

 

 

And when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get a fun bonus ~ free Stampin’ Up! product(s)! Would you like to earn more than one Sale-A-Bration item? Sign up for either a 6 month {2 free Sale-A-Bration items} or 12 month subscription {4 free Sale-A-Bration items plus Stampin’ rewards} .

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. My online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

February SU Host Code

Hi everyone!

 

Have you ever thought of giving paper crafting a try but don’t know where to begin? How about beginning with some cards to have on hand for the special people in your life? A stamp, some ink, pretty paper and ribbon ~ you’ve got a great start! Stampin’ Up! products are created to coordinate together beautifully. Or maybe you would like to build up your existing Stampin’ Up! supplies? You can do either of these easily by ordering from Stampin’ Up! using a Host Code. This code lets you shop with me online and your order is sent directly to you. If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. If you live outside of Canada, you may go to the Stampin’ Up! website to locate a demonstrator near you.

Use the February Host Code —>  DDYVUFFP    if you would like to place an order. Orders may include products from the Annual and the Occasions catalogue as well as clearance rack items. Plus, each order will receive a handmade card and free “thank you” gift from me! ∗Please note: please submit orders anytime during the month of February and by Feb.28/18 at 7:00 PM {MT}. Thank you 🙂

∗Please note: scroll down to the bottom of this post for details on ordering online.

My online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

Here is how the Host Code works:

  • If your order is less than $200.00, please use the Host Code shown above. Your order will be processed and shipped to your address.
  • If your order is more than $200.00 {before tax and shipping}, please do not use the Host Code as you will miss out on Stampin’ Rewards if you use it. Stampin’ Rewards start at $20.00 and you don’t want to miss out on those! Your order will be processed and shipped to your address.

 

Don’t forget ~ until Mar.31/18 choose 1 free Sale-A-Bration item with each $60.00 ordered {before shipping/tax}. Plus, this year you can earn bigger rewards when you spend $120.00 {before shipping/tax}. Look for the $60.00 and $120.00 reward images throughout the brochure.

 

There are some great perks to joining my team during Sale-a-Bration!

  • The Starter Kit – choose $165.00 worth of products from the Annual or Occasions catalogue or the clearance rack for only $135.00.
  • Your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for free from the Annual or Occasions catalogue {a $132.00 value}.
  • A FREE Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Free shipping.
  • Plus, a minimum of a 20% discount on future purchases for yourself or that you sell to friends, family and other customers.

 

 

∗Please note: If you are interested in placing an online order, I encourage you to set up an online customer account which will make the ordering process easier for you. I am happy to provide the steps to create a customer online account with Stampin’ Up!.  Below are the steps to create your account:

  • Go to http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-CA/
  • Click on the drop-down box at the top, right-hand side of the screen and choose your country and language
  • Click on Store
  • Click on Create Account
  • Complete the required fields for your email address, password, security questions, and address
  • Choose a demonstrator using the Demonstrator Directory…search for me…Erin Leech, Carstairs, Alberta

Keep in mind that this is your personal online customer account and that for security reasons, Stampin’ Up! does not have access to your password, and can’t make changes to your account on your behalf. Of course they will be happy to walk you through the process if needed.

I hope this helps!

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net