Sunday, August 30, 2015

Create It Simply - Star Tag Tutorial

Hi all! Today I have a another easy to create tutorial for you! By using simple geometric images, such as these various star shapes from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, tags can easily be customized for many other occasions. You can simply change the "baby" title to other words or names. The colors can be changed to pink for a baby girl, bright colors for a birthday or seasonal colors for various holidays. Now--let's Create It Simply!!

Create It Simply - Star Tag Tutorial

Star Baby Tag Supplies:
Create It Simply - Star Tag Tutorial

Instructions:
Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from both light blue and light yellow cardstock.
Step 2: Die-cut On the Edge Star Cluster shape from yellow tag creating star pattern along left  edge as shown; adhere to blue tag. Sand lightly.
Step 3: Die-cut top circle of tag from gray cardstock; adhere to tag.
Step 4: Cut a narrow strip from light blue cardstock. Adhere to tag along right edge of star pattern trimming as needed.
Step 5: Die-cut Stacked Stars from bright blue and light yellow cardstock; sand-as desired. Layer together; adhere to tag as shown. Embellish with pearls (see photo below)
Step 6: Die-cut "BABY" from gray cardstock; sand as desired. Adhere to tag.




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Monday, August 03, 2015

Your chance to get FREE stamps and crafty goodness!


As many of you know I am a new Stampin' Up! demo. In the last month I have earned LOTS of free product. I just love getting free stuff, especially free CRAFTY stuff! I have learned that Stampin' Up! is all about SHARING. Seriously, look at the catalog title! Today, I decided it's time to share the love and let my customers in on the free goodies too. So, for the month of August I am opening up a Mystery Hostess benefit that will allow one lucky shopper to receive hostess benefits and FREE goodies. Here's how it works:

When you shop online for Stampin' Up! products in my online store be sure to ENTER and APPLY THE HOSTESS CODE to be entered to be this month's Mystery Hostess and receive FREE PRODUCTS!!

SPECIAL HOSTESS CODE FOR AUGUST: 6AEYVE2T

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. Click here to start your online order, then "sign in" or "create an account"

2.  Be sure to sign in (or create an account if you are new) and be sure you see TAMI MAYBERRY as your demonstrator BEFORE you place your order.



3. Place your order and copy/paste or type in THIS HOSTESS CODE 6AEYVE2T before checking out. (be sure to click Apply!)



4.  Finish checking out and you're done! Orders must be submitted online by midnight PST Fri. Aug. 28, 2015.

5.  Winners drawn and notified on Saturday, Aug. 29.  I will need your free selections no later than Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.

This is the same as any of your previous online orders with me; it will be shipped right to you, but you will have a chance to redeem free hostess rewards!

All orders of $50 or more will be entered into the drawing.

***If you are ordering $150 or more, please do NOT use the code.. please select all the hostess benefits for yourself on your own order!

BONUS: Even if you aren't drawn as this months Mystery Hostess, all orders of $50 or more will receive a FREE GIFT sent directly from me AND a FREE copy of the Holiday catalog shown below! The Holiday Catalog will not be available for online viewing/ordering until Sept 1.





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Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAS Butterfly Wishes card

Hi All!! Today I have a new card to share using some of my new Stampin' Up products!! This card is my usual clean and simple style and can be customized to your individual needs by simply changing the colors a or sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry

Project Supplies:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder
Butterfly Basics stamp set (available in photopolymer or red rubber "clear" or wood mounted)
Ink pads: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, VersaMark watermark
Clear self-adhesive rhinestones
Linen thread
Butterfly Thinlits (#137360) dies*
Big Shot die-cutting machine
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Adhesives: adhesive runner, adhesive foam dots

*This stamps set and die set can also be purchased together in the Butterfly Basics bundle for 15% less than if purchased separately.

Instructions:

For this particular card I used unmounted red rubber the Butterfly Basics stamp set which is referred to as the "clear" set.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry


I began with the sentiment by using the background stamp and sentiment stamp along with watermark and Early Espresso inks on Crumb Cake cardstock.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry


Begin by stamping the background with VersaMark watermark ink. Next stamp the sentiment over the background image using Early Espresso ink.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry

Next cut a 5.25 x 4-inch piece from crumb cake cardstock. This will be used along with the border stamp and Crumb Cake ink to stamp the front panel of the card.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry

Stamp the image twice varying the length slightly.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry

Using theButterfly Thinlits (#137360) die along with your Big Shot die-cutting machine and Big Shot Magnetic Platform, die-cut the butterfly image from Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry


Attach both the sentiment and die-cut butterfly to the front panel using foam dots.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry


To finish the card, distress the edges using your fingernail. Wrap the panel three times with linen thread securing ends to back of panel. Tie a second piece of thread around the previous piece and tie in a knot. Attach panel to a 5.5 x 4.24-inch card base create from Watermelon Wonder cardstock. Embellish with three self-adhesive rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics CAS card tutorial by Tami Mayberry


Thanks for stopping by today! If you are interested in any of the products shown you can find them through the links which will take you to my store.



**SPECIAL OFFER**
Between now and 8/29/15 use the hostess code 7DFMTHDG when ordering from my online store to receive a surprise gift sent from me as a thank you for your purchase!



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sizzix Pin It to Win It Contest

Just a quick update on my snowflake pillow!! It's now part of Sizzix's Pin It to Win It contest!
Check at the bottom of this post to enter or visit the Sizzix entry page on Facebook.


Well, it's a bit cool here with rain and temperatures in the 60's but, thankfully, still a far cry from the cold Winter days that will be here in months to come. I am not a fan of winter whatsoever but I *am* a fan of snowmen and snowflake images...and red. So today I combined the two for Sizzix's Christmas In July event!

I'm still a novice at sewing but, even for me, this pillow was SUPER EASY using the Sizzix Pro Snowflake die.

Supplies:
1/2 yard JoAnn's red dotted fabric
13 x 13-inch piece of white felt
Sizzix Pro Snowflake die
Sizzix Big Shot Pro
Therm O Web Heat'n Bond Ultra
Fairfield batting
Sewing machine with red thread
Iron

I like to start by prewashing my fabric so it doesn't bleed or shrink when I'm done. Especially for reds like this.

Once you have your fabric washed and pressed, cut two pieces of fabric 1" larger than the size you want your finished pillow. For my sample I used two 13 x 13-inch pieces. With right-sides together stitch the panels together using a 1/2-inch seam and leaving a 2 to 3-inch opening. Turn the panel right side out.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, attach Heat N Bond to the back of your felt using your iron.

Die-cut the Sizzix Pro Snowflake shape from the felt by placing die onto an appropriately sized Cutting Pad. Place felt on top of the die. Place another appropriately sized Cutting Pad on top of the fabric create a “sandwich”. Run through machine. Remove the paper backing and iron snowflake design onto pillow front according to manufacturer's instructions.

Finally, stuff your pillow and hand stitch the opening closed and there you have it!

And don't stop there! This die is perfect for wall art, quilts and vinyl designs that will dress up any holiday decor!



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