STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!
Ok, so maybe you've been crafting for a long time like me (or even if you are new to this delightful hobby) You may have a problem. It is possible that over the years, after a few purchases here and there, you've ended up with a glorious collection of DSP (Designer Series Paper/printed papers) You could probably fill more than one paper organizer. Your neighbors have noticed. Your husband has called the show Hoarders, and has an appointment set up with the producers and the show's Psychologist has scheduled an intervention.... Sound familliar? NO JUDGEMENT! We are all guilty of this but the good news is that I have some amazing ideas on how to bust that stash of paper and get some great cardmaking going!
Well, today's video was made for you! After my 17 year tenure, as you may have guessed (or those who've been to my house can attest to) I have a teensy bit of extra printed paper laying around! I love it!! While I do sell some in my garage sale, I have kept a ridiculous amount because it is too pretty and too awesome to part with. Well, I have turned a page in this chapter of my life and I've decided that I need to BUST through that HOARD! And I am bringing you with me!! :) You are welcome!
First of all, watch the video! I have some amazing tips! I can't wait for you to see!! And then come back and we will talk about specifics and look at my samples!
As you saw in the video, I knew that doing something with your printed paper was an issue. I have been listening to comments and customer's feedback about this recently and I've heard a few things over and over: You love and want more paper BUT you need more like you need a hole in the head! ;) I can sympathize!! So I sat down and made some sketches. If I was going to go to town on my paper supply, what could I do with it? I then took those sketches (becuase my hand-sketching abilities are not my best attribute) and turned them into actual cards. Those cards are now in a PDF with all the dimensions for future reference. Keep reading on how you can get your hands on the PDF!!
I also wanted to keep these cards for future reference. Sometimes having a PDF of something is great, but having the ACTUAL card in my hand, is easier to work with, and envision with the paper I have in front of me to use. So, using these cards, I decided to start creating "real" cards. Ones that I was making to actually send to people, not just as a reference.
I really got going, and ended up with over 40 sketches, and even more cards!! That is some hard-core stamping! I went through tons of printed paper (especially with all the coordinating envelopes I made using the Envelope Punch Board, as well as the Envelope Liners I cut using my Envelope Liner Thinlits). I am really proud of myself! ;)
Now....onto the projects!!!
And this is the first Card Idea using sketch #1. Simple and cute! I used the Friends & Flowers stamp set and Festive Flower Builder Punch to finish this one off. Greeting is from And Many More. Simple and easy! This is a 3x3 card and coordinating envelope lined with DSP.
Oh so cute! :)
Here is a second Idea for Sketch #1. I used the Everyday Chic Printed Paper with the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set. Daffodil Delight and Black Archival Inks.
Between the wind chill advisory today and the blizzard earlier in the week, I think this card is more than appropriate! At least the days are getting longer!
Sketch 12 has DSP with corners rounded and a strip of cardstock (with flag end cut). SImple and cute!
The Card Idea has some of the Birthday Bouquet DSP (This is gorgeous paper--oops--enabler alert!!) The greeting is from One Big Meaning and I added a bow with the Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon. SO SIMPLE, SO PRETTY!
Sketch #18 is awesome for all those strips of paper that I always seem to end up with after I cut down pieces for other projects. Each strip is 3/4" x 4" to create a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" card. I used the Envelope Punch Board for the custom sized envelope, which was great to have!
Sketch # 18 Card Idea uses the gorgeous Botanical Gardens DSP. It is so pretty (and one of those "hard to cut into" papers!! However it does no good sitting in that package--dive in and start making some gorgeous cards!!
I used the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits to complete the card. SO PRETTY! So Saffron and Old Olive with a black center and the saffron flower is sponged with Cajun Craze ink.
Such a great way to use up scraps!
The center of the flower is embellished with a beautiful Iced Rhinestone.
Finally Sketch #38 is so fun--of course the greeting is great--but I love the fun peek of the DSP behind the wings of the butterfly!
The Coordinating Card idea is soooooo Beautiful!! I used the Timeless Elegance DSP with the Rose Wonder Bundle. GORGEOUS!! Add some Sahara Sand Lace Trim and you have one amazing card perfect for Sympathy, Birthday, Wedding, or even a special Thank You! I like that kind of versatility--and all those sentiments are in the Rose Wonder stamp set!
The Video shows how to pop up the beautiful Rose Garden Thinlit.
Soooooooooo, I shared with you several cards in the video (the ones posted above with supplies listed below) but I wanted to share with you my amazing discovery!! So, I have 3 different bundles to offer you and I hope you are going to love them as much as I have!! These references will be amazing to have for years to come and I think will take your stamping to the next level! In the PDF tutorial, I will share with you each sketch, the dimensions of the card, cardstock layers and printed paper pieces used, so you can re-create them.
Bundle 1: Sketches: PDF Tutorial Contains all the sketches (more than 40!!) including photos of each sketch, the dimensions of all pieces, and detailed descriptions on how to use the sketches.
Cost is $10 or FREE with an online purchase of $50 or more (before tax and shipping) from The Creativity Cave. This valuable reference will keep your stamping juices flowing for a really long time!
Bundle 2: Sketches plus Card Ideas: Everything in bundle One, plus each sketch has a coordinating Card included in the PDF that I have created to show you how the sketch turns into a card. Details on how I changed/altered each sketch is shared to give you an even greater variety of ways to use with your DSP stash! That is a lot of inspiration!
Cost is $20 for the Bundle 2 PDF tutorial or FREE with an online purchase of $100 or more (before tax and shipping) from The Creativity Cave
Bundle 3: The whole Sha-Bang: Everything in the first two bundles PLUS, I will actually mail you one of each of the 40+ different card sketches that I personally make for you. This bundle also includes 3 extra, EXCLUSIVE videos that show alternative projects (bigger things, like a mini album, a set of cards in a card holder, and more) using DSP. Video tutorials are not found anywhere else!
Cost is $60 (includes priority shipping to you) or FREE when you sign up to become a demonstrator with me! To become a demonstrator, just click on "Join the Fun" on the gray bar at the top of my blog. Feel free to contact me with questions!
If you have any questions on how this works, please let me know! If you would like to purchase any of these, please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate which bundle you would like, until my pay pal buttons work (I am experiencing some technical issues right now). Your PDF copy will arrive in your email in-box within 24-48 hours of payment (or order notification if you place an order to get them free). This offer is only available through The Creativity Cave.
Here are a few Q and A's for you:
Q: I just placed an order with you, will it count toward this offer?
A: Unfortunately, no orders placed before today (Feb 12, 216) will qualify for this deal. However, if you are an active member of my monthly Hostess club, your February club order counts toward this!! Watch for your PDF to arrive shortly, based on your purchase! Regardless, your VIP Rewards are still in effect!
Q: I am a Creativity Cave VIP member, do I automatically receive the PDF?
A: Once you place an order of $50 or $100, you will receive the PDF accordingly. You'll still receive VIP rewards on your punch card! You may also, redeem VIP Rewards Punch Cards toward the purchase of one of the bundles.
Q: I'm already a Demonstrator, but would love the Bundle 3. Is it available through my upline?
A: Unfortunately this is something that I am offering, and is not from Stampin Up, but you can still purchase any of the bundles from me (and of course write that off as a business expense).
Q: I'm already a demo, and I love all your projects. If I buy any of the bundles, can I used the ideas in my business?
A: Sure, however you are not permitted to share or distribute any of the PDF's. They are for individual use and I ask that you respect that. I've put many, many hours into this program and the only way I make any money on that is by selling them. You are more than welcome to CASE my projects and share those in your classes/downline meetings/on your blog. I always appreciate credit, too!
Q: I'd love bundle 2, but can't place a $100 order all at once, can I divide it up?
A: Sure. You will have until the end of March 2016 to take advantage of this option! You'll get the corresponding Bundles as you hit the ordering minimums.
Q: I placed my order, but have not received my PDF's yet. What do I do?
A: If it has been less than 48 hours, they will come shortly (make sure you check the email you ordered with). If it has been more than 48 hours, please drop me a line and your PDF's will be emailed to you right away! I will do my very best to get your order to you as soon as possible!
More questions? Feel free to contact me!
I hope today's Friday Quickie has inspired you to get out your stash(s) of printed paper/DSP and go to town! If you'd like tons more inspiration, please consider purchasing one of the various bundles from me! Your business would be greatly appreciated! I love inspiring my customers and I hope you'll consider this investment in your stamping hobby or business! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
If you are dying to get your hands on some of this awesome stuff, please shop my online store! I so appreciate your business! When you order thorough me, you become a Creativity Cave VIP and there are fabulous perks for my VIP's! You can order your supplies from my online store by clicking on any of the photos below. When you do, please use the February 2016 hostess code, JMSB3UWN, when your order is less than $150 (don't use it when it is over, you'll receive Stampin Rewards). Either way, when you order with me, you'll become a Creativity Cave VIP and receive all kinds of fabulous benefits! Find out more here on my VIP Rewards page I really appreciate your business and look forward to taking good care of you! Can't wait to welcome you into the VIP Rewards program!!
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