June 1, 2018

Stampin' Up! New Catalog is Live!

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo

Hello!

The long wait is finally over!  The new Stampin' Up! catalog for June 1 2018 to May 31 2019 is live and the website is updated with tons of new gorgeousness to tempt you.  If you have placed an order with me or requested a catalog, you should have it by now.  But if you're new to Stampin' Up!... or me.... and you'd like to have a catalog of your own, email me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net with your address and I'll get one out to you right away.


To view the catalog on-line, click HERE.

I'll be sharing projects from the new catalog soon. If you already have your catalog and have your eye on some new products, you can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop

To Join my Team, I'd Rather Be Stamping, and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases, click HERE for more information and FAQ, or HERE to go directly to Stampin' Up to sign up for lots of crafty fun!

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

April 26, 2018

3D Thursday: Intro to Stamping - Paper Pumpkin April 2018 - VIDEO

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I am kicking off my monthly series for Stampin' Up's Paper Pumpkin monthly card / project kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits are the perfect way to get started in stamping and paper crafting without having to spend a lot of money to buy *all* the supplies individually! 


For April, the kit is called "You Are My Anchor" and contains all the supplies needed to create 20 mini cards (3" x 3").  You get card bases, envelopes, an exclusive stamp set, an ink cube (Stampin' Spot), glue dots, mini dimensionals, a spool of twine, and 4 easy to assemble gift boxes and box sleeves.


I created a video to show you the unboxing of the kit and I walk you through how to make four cards (one of the 5 designs).  These cards are easy to assemble and could be mass produced to save time.


If you are interested in trying Paper Pumpkin, there are several ways to sign up:

1.  You can buy one kit only for $19.95.
2.  You can sign up for monthly subscription that you can cancel at any time.  You will be charged $19.95 per month.  Pay as you go.
3.  You can pre-pay for 3 months of kits for $59.00 (save $1)
4.  You can pre-pay for 6 months of kits for $114.00 (save $1 per month)
5.  You can pre-pay for 12 months of kits for $215.00 (save $2 per month)

If you decide to pre-pay for many months in advance, click HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! online store, choose the pre-pay option that works for you.  Once your order is processed, you will receive a code that you can redeem to activate your prepaid subscription on the Paper Pumpkin website (www.paperpumpkin.com).

If you want to subscribe with the "Pay as you go" monthly subscription, you can sign up directly at www.paperpumpkin.com.  Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator.

Here are the leftover supplies after making all 20 cards:  Stamp set, dimensionals, glue dots, twine, ink...


Plus 2 full sheets of die cut sentiment shapes, tons of hearts, plus 8 die cut accents (4 anchors, 2 lighthouses and 2 life rings)...


I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

To Join my Team, I'd Rather Be Stamping, and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases, click HERE for more information and FAQ, or HERE to go directly to Stampin' Up to sign up for lots of crafty fun!

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

April 25, 2018

Memories & More Card Packs to Make Cards

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a collection of 9 cards I made very quickly and easily using primarily the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  Sadly, between the time I made them and today, the pack has sold out and is now discontinued... however, you could easily use one of the other card packs in the Memories & More collection to do the same thing.  I will list other options in the supply list below.


Here are all 9 cards (above).  Because the Petal Passion suite is all black and white, with just a tiny hint of Blushing Bride, I kept my supplies mostly to that color palette.  All of the cards use card stock in Basic Black, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride.  Enamel Dots in Blushing Bride (Subtles). 

Sentiment from Picture Perfect Party
All stamping done with Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  Heart colored with Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.

Sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Classic Label Punch.  Added some Washi Tape.

Stamping from Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set.  Circle punches 1 3/4" and 2"

Petal Passion stamp set with Circle Punches 1 3/4" and 2"


Just a few of the MANY small cards left over to make more cards!
  
Some of the larger (4x6) cards, sticker sheets and Acetate Overlays left over.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.


To Join my Team, I'd Rather Be Stamping, and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases, click HERE for more information and FAQ, or HERE to go directly to Stampin' Up to sign up for lots of crafty fun!

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x

April 23, 2018

New Catalog Sneak Peek! Share What You Love Bundles and Peaceful Reflections

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo

Hello!

I was lucky enough to attend Stampin' Up's OnStage event earlier this month, and while we were there, we had the opportunity to make a few projects with items from the new catalog!  I didn't have time to do the exact card at the event, but I brought the materials home and came up with this card using the products in our kit.  


This card features lots of products from the Share What You Love Suite, which will be available for sale to customers NEXT WEEK on May 1st!  I used designer paper from the Share What You Love Specialty paper collection, which is just *stunning*.  It's a double sized pack that comes with 24 sheets, and one side has a pearlized finish on select elements.  I used a panel of that paper layered over a sheet of vellum as the base.


I created more layers over the base with a new Pearlized Doily, another strip of the DSP, some new Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, and a stamped panel with a sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set, accented with new Artisan Pearls!  All of these products are available in the suite.

There are several bundles you can choose from, depending on how much you want... anything from a "Just Getting Started Bundle" which comes with one free item:


"A Little More Please Bundle" which comes with two free items:

And for all you stampin' addicts... the "Gotta Have it All" Bundle", which contains three free items, one of which is an exclusive stamp with the Stampin' Up! Statement of My Heart.


OMG... I'm in love with this whole suite!  Make a note of which bundle you'd like and place your order with me starting on May 1st!  The bundles will be available until May 31st, and then the items will be available individually.  Note that there are free items in each bundle, so get your savings during the month of May!


The card background is stamped using the Peaceful Reflections stamp set, another item from the new catalog - I used one stamp with Versamark Ink repeatedly to create a tone-on-tone background on the returning Mint Macaron card stock.  Gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.

To Join my Team, I'd Rather Be Stamping, and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases, click HERE for more information and FAQ, or HERE to go directly to Stampin' Up to sign up for lots of crafty fun!

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x



April 20, 2018

Simple but Beautiful Bouquet Card

Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator Ellen Vargo 

Hello and TGIF!

One of my very favorite stamp sets is Beautiful Bouquet.  Not only does it come with loads of beautiful flower and leaf images, but it also has loads of wonderful sentiments.  If you want to create lots of dimension there are also matching framelit dies available, or you can purchase them as a bundle and save 10%!

Today I'm sharing a very clean and simple way to use this set to create a little bouquet of flowers with just a few stamps and a few ink colors.


I started by stamping the stems in Pear Pizzazz ink, and then added the flower images using Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral ink, and added some enamel dots to the flower centers to give them a bit of dimension.


I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz, punched it out with 1 1/2" circle punch, and layered it on Pear Pizzazz card stock punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I scattered a few Iridescent Sequins over the whole card, along with a simple band of metallic edge ribbon and called this card done!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! You can buy products easily through my Stampin' Up! shop, or by clicking on the items below. If your order is less than $150, please use this month's Host Code listed on the sidebar by placing it in the coupon section at check out.
To Join my Team, I'd Rather Be Stamping, and get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases, click HERE for more information and FAQ, or HERE to go directly to Stampin' Up to sign up for lots of crafty fun!

If you live in the US and would like to request a catalog, please email your address to me at ellenvargo1@verizon.net. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting. 

~ ellen. x