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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Beautiful Wings

Hey friends!

Throwback Thursday...from 2012!

I'm sharing a card today I made using Stampin Up's Sale-a-Bration designer series (DSP) Everyday Enchantment; since that paper is now retired, you'll need DSP that has similar colors. I was inspired by a card made by Chat M. Wszelaki.

It's a very pretty card and easy to put together.

Very vanilla cardstock (cs) – 8.5 x 5.5” (card base), 1.75 x 5 1/8”, 3-1” squares, scraps
· Pool party (PP), Lucky Limeade (LL), Calypso Coral (CC) cs, 1” squares of each
· Calypso Coral cs 4 x 5.25”
· Everyday Elegance DSP 1.75 x 5.125”

· Punches – postage stamp, 1” square, scallop border, 1.25" circle, and 1 3/8” circle
· Beautiful wings embosslits
· dimensionals
· rhinestone jewels
· 3/8" taffeta Crumb Cake ribbon
Crumb Cake ink

1. Using Beautiful wings embosslit with the Big Shot machine, cut 1 polka dot butterfly of each PP, LL, and CC cs.

2. Punch one postage stamp of each PP, LL, and CC.

3. Punch one long edge of the CC cs using the scallop border punch; adhere to the front of the very vanilla card base with the scallop edge facing down.

4. Adhere the very vanilla rectangle piece near the top of the CC piece; adhere the DSP piece just below it, leaving a very small space between the 2 pieces.

5. Adhere a 1” square very vanilla square on each of the postage punched pieces; place a dimensional behind each and adhere to the very vanilla rectangle, spacing evenly.

6. Place dimensionals behind each butterfly and adhere on top of each of the matching postage pieces; place a rhinestone on each butterfly.

7. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap very vanilla piece using Crumb Cake ink and punch out a circle with the 1.25” punch; adhere to a circle of CC cs punched with the 1 3/8” circle punch.

8. Place a dimensional behind the circles and adhere to the card front.

9. Tie a bow and attached above the circles.

I'd love to see or hear what you have been working on! Leave me a comment telling me about your latest crafting projects. Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cards in the Mail kits -- from my craft room to yours!

Hello friends!

I'm now providing Card Kits in the Mail. I've done all the work so you can do the easy part -- make cards!

While we aren't able to stamp in person we can stamp with the help of the US Postal Service. I'm offering a Card Kit in the Mail. Each kit comes with all the pieces to make 4 cards, each of a different design. Cost includes postage, cardstock, dies cuts (or punched), embellishments, envelopes and instructions.

You supply stamps, ink and your favorite adhesive. I've designed these cards so most just need stamped sentiments that you likely have in your stamp collection; see a peek of the finished cards below.

Cost is $15 for a kit that makes 4 cards; I'm also offering a kit that make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) for $25. I will start mailing kits on Saturday, May 2nd; as I'm launching card kits in the mail, there are a limited number of kits. Contact me today to get your kit in the mail!

Card kit in the Mail - make 4 cards!
I started a stamping Facebook Group, Stamping is Fun. I share stamping projects, tips, and news. I'd love to have you join the fun. Find me on Facebook as Terri Kerfoot Stewart and look for my Stamping is Fun group. And I'm doing Facebook Live videos, too!

I'm learning a new skill while I'm social distancing!!! Last week was a steep learning curve as I got ready to present a live stamping session to an international stamp camp via Facebook Live (called a Share Fair). It went so well I've committed to another on May 15th! If you haven't already joined the Global SU Share Fair Facebook group, where this stamping sessions take place, I encourage you to join today and follow me as I learn in public. 🙂

Stamping is fun!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Make a Difference - Share Sunshine

Hi friends!

I have some news to share!
As always, Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program, they’re offering an opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic through the purchase of a digital stamp set, Share Sunshine.

When you purchase the Share Sunshine PDF download, Stampin' Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. (Click here to see all the images in this stamp set.)

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using a paper trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards! Buy the digital download here. This stamp set will be available through June 2, 2020.

The following charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every cent goes to these organizations:
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund (click here for info on this fund). This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.
  • World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund click here for more info. This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:
    • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
    • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
    • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
    • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
    • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
You can download the digital stamp set immediately and use the lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments to brighten someone’s day today–friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers! Buy the digital download here.

Stamping is fun!


Monday, April 27, 2020

Global SU Share Fair - Come Sail Away Pop-Up Card

Hi friends!

I participated in a global Facebook Live event on Saturday with 16 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. It was fun sharing our projects and learning a few new stamping techniques and tips!

My project, a pop-up card, featured Come Sail Away designer series paper (DSP). I love fun folds and this one is easy to make. It folds flat and can be mailed in a standard A2 envelope. Yay for fun folds!

Come Sail Away
Pop-up card side view

Pop-up card back

The Come Sail Away bundle, which includes the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies, is retiring. If you order before they retire you can save 10%. Both are included in the new annual catalog coming in June, but not with a bundle discount. The Come Sail Away DSP is retiring and is currently available at a discounted price while supplies last! Shop today!

The Global SU Share Fair show special is still available. Place an online order with my hostess code, JDPN2HAA, to receive a sheet of FREE DSP.

Sailing Home Pop-up card
Night of Navy cardstock (cs), 4.25 x 8.25" scored at 1/4, 1.25, 2.75, 3.75" and 3 x 4.75" scored at 1/4 and 1.25", large scallop oval die cut
White cs, 2.25 x 3.5" (lighthouse die cut), 1/2 x 3.75" (sentiment), stitched shapes oval die cut, and 4 x 4.25" (back)
Come Sail Away DSP, 3.25 x 4" and 3 x 3.5"
inks: Night of Navy
Sailing Home stamp set
Smooth sailing dies
Layered Ovals dies
Stitched Shapes dies
Night of Navy/Sahara Sand bakers twine

Inspired by a project Melanie Hockin shared at the November Stampin Up event in Michigan; click here to see a video of her presentation (she talks about this project at the 13-minute mark).

Stamping is fun!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Celebrate In Color with Paper Pumpkin

Hi friends!

The new In Colors were announced yesterday and you can be the first to play with them in the May Paper Pumpkin kit!

The new In Colors in this kit are Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. Aren't they wonderful!!

The Celebrate I Color kit will make 12 cards -- 8 regular sized cards and 4 note cards.

Subscribe today and don't miss out! Click here to subscribe now!

Stamping is fun!


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Journals with lots of Wow!

Hello friends,

Throwback Thursday....post from 2011! My daughter's friend recently asked for an autograph book for her kids to take to Disney World 😊

My stamping club will be making journals at our first club meeting in January. These journals can be used for anything---notes to yourself, shopping lists, favorite thoughts, things to do, quotes, event planning, vacation memories, etc.

Over the summer I saw a composition book someone had altered and made into a journal. I became obsessed and had to make one! My first attempt looked like this ...
Then I made journals for my friends....I forgot to take photos once they were finished but you get the idea from these work-in-progress photos below.

Before our Disney vacation, I made these autograph books with smaller composition books...like I said I was obsessed!

My friend Susan made a bunch in December---gifts for her daughter's colleagues and her granddaughters asked to have one. They are fabulous! She gave me permission to share the photos of the journals on my blog. I hope they inspire you. Enjoy!

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Retiring lists released today, don't miss out!

Hi friends!

They're here! The retiring lists for both the annual catalog and the mini catalog are now available. And, although we have to say good bye to some favorites, some retiring products are discounted -- and I love a bargain!

Sadly, while the retiring stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 22, all other items, due to high demand and limited supply, are only available while supplies last. Shop now and don't miss out!

You may note the Stampin Blends markers are on the list - they are NOT retiring, only their packaging is retiring! However, in the new catalog they will only be sold in combo sets of light and dark. Now (today!) would be a good time to buy any single Blends markers, to complement any singles you have 🙂

The April host code is JDPN2HAA.

The links to both retiring lists are below; if you would like the excel versions, contact me and I'll email it directly to you.

Annual catalog retiring list (click here)
Mini catalog retiring list (click here)

I've started a private Facebook group, Stamping is Fun, for my customers. I'm learning in public as I share stamping projects via live videos. I'd love to have you join the group--and your inky friends!--and share the stamping fun. Hit me up or request to join. Find me on Facebook as Terri Kerfoot Stewart.

Speaking of Facebook Live, I've jumped in with both feet and will be presenting my own live project during an all-day Facebook stamp camp this Saturday, April 25th at 4:30pm. (Click here to see my blog post with details) Me and 15 other demos from around the world (!) are presenting stamping projects that our customers can stamp along with. Watch live or on replay, whatever works for your schedule. Find me on Facebook and request to be added to the group or request to join the Global SU Share Fair group. And tell your inky friends! I can only add my customers and downline, no other demos, sorry.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, just give me a holler.

Stamping is fun!


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Card Blitz - No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit

Hi friends!

My card blitz included full size and note cards I made using items from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. Paper Pumpkin kits are amazing! In addition to the 12 note card fixings that were included in the kit, I was able to make to make several full size and even more note cards. This kit went a long way!

Paper Pumpkin can get you quickly on the road to your own card blitz. Click here for more information about these great kits. I'd love to help you plan and create a card blitz of your own. Contact me today!

These are the note cards I put together using the March kit.


The additional cards I made with the leftover die cuts from the kit

Full size in Balmy Blue

Note card in Grapefruit Grove
Another Note card version in Grapefruit Grove

Then I got creative and made more cards just using the stamp set from the kit and supplies I had on hand to make these...
Full size in Grapefruit Grove

Delightfully Detailed note card with laser cut frame
Another Delightfully Detailed note card with laser cut frame

Check out this short video showing the No Matter the Weather kit
Stamping is fun!


Monday, April 20, 2020

Card Blitz - Everything is Rosy with foil edged cards

Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing more cards I made and sent for the card blitz I created. I sent full-sized cards to my family, friends, and customers that include a smaller note card inside for them to mail to someone they care about. Those blog posts are here and here.

I used the Everything is Rosy medley (available on the clearance rack at fabulous discount, while supplies last!) pairing the medley pieces with gold foil edged card bases -- even their accompanying envelopes are foil edged.

The medley coordinates with Melon Mambo and Night of Navy and makes wonderful cards that are easy to pull together since the medley includes designers series paper (DSP), ribbon, coordinating tags, and stamps -- and much more!

I used some odds and ends to create this note card....
The note card came printed with a water color wash in Old Olive. I added a piece of Best Dressed DSP, ribbon, an everyday label punch with a greeting from the retired Incredible Like You stamp set, and retired candy dots. And there you go, a simple, cheery card!

I'd love to help you plan and create your own card blitz. Contact me today!

Stamping is fun!


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Card Kit - Lots of Happy card kit

Hi friends,

Today I'm sharing another kit option if you are looking for an easy solution to card making.

As I noted yesterday, Stampin' Up! offers many  kits and bundles for making a variety of cards. I'll share details about each in upcoming posts. Yesterday, I shared the Looking Up card kit (click here).

Today, it's all about the Lots of Happy card kit (item #146388). Kits are the easy button to making many cards as they include everything you need plus instructions. Check out the video below to learn about this kit. Order your kit today!

Lots of Happy Kit

Lots of Happy cards

Stamping is fun!


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Stamping is Fun and Global SU Share Fair

Hi friends!
I hope you and the people you care about are doing well during this crazy time. I have heard many people are using this stay-at-home time to learn something new. I am! I'm learning how to stamp with my customers using Facebook. It's new, scary, and fun all at the same time!
I started a private Facebook group, Stamping is Fun, for my friends and customers. I see this group as a place we can share -- our love of paper crafting, our projects, cards that makes us smile. To join, please accept the invitation to the group if you received it or you can search for Stamping is Fun group on Facebook and request to join. I encourage you to invite your stamping friends to the group. The more the merrier!  I will also share stamping opportunities in the group. I'm Terri Kerfoot Stewart on Facebook. Feel free to friend and unfriend once you have joined, no hard feelings 🙂
Speaking of stamping opportunities and my stamping with Facebook self-improvement project, would you like to join me for a virtual Global SU Share Fair on Facebook? This Share Fair is an all-day stamp camp on Facebook! I have teamed with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the globe to bring Facebook Live video stamping sessions to you next weekend, on Saturday April 25th. We start in Australia, head to the United Kingdom, then visit Canada, and end in the USA. Currently, I'm one of 14 demos (!) with 14 different projects who will be sharing their stamping projects Live over the course of the day. And it's free to you!

Joining the Facebook Global SU Share Fair is by invitation only. So please contact me to receive your invitation or search for the Global SU Share Fair group and request to join. You will need to accept the invitation to join the group. You must have a Facebook account to join the group. You can watch the presentations Live or replay whenever you want, but only if you are a member of the group. So request to join today and invite your friends! 

EDITED: Please note this event is only for Customers (and downline) of Demos who are presenting, we are not allowed to invite/include non-participating Demos.
The Demonstrators leading each stamp session will share the products needed a day or so before on the Global SU Share Fair group. You can gather the supplies prior to the event so you can create along with us. If you don’t have the exact supplies, gather similar items you do have. Please share what you created along with us in the group.
We are looking forward to sharing our stamping projects with you! Please join us!
As always, give me a holler if you have any questions.
Stamping is Fun!

Card Kit - Looking Up

Hi friends,

I've been blogging about my card blitz effort. A friend asked me for information about kits to make birthday cards.

The answer is yes, there are Stampin Up kits for making birthday cards. And there are many other kits and bundles for making many types of cards. I'll share details about each in a separate post.

Today, I'm showcasing the Looking Up Card Kit. Kits are the easy button to making many cards as they include everything you need plus instructions. Check out the video below to learn even more about this kit. Order your kit today!

Looking Up card kit makes 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs

Stamping is fun!


Friday, April 17, 2020

Card Blitz - Butterfly Gala and Hugs from Shelli

Hi friends!

As some of you know, I've created a card blitz, sending full-sized cards to my family, friends, and customers that include a smaller note card inside for them to mail to someone they care about.

I'm sharing photos and information about the cards I made and mailed. I hope you'll be inspired to create your own card blitz to send hugs through the mail.

I love the colors on this card -- so springy! I stamped the butterfly images on an oval die cut from the Stitched Shapes dies using the Butterfly Gala and colored them with Stampin Blends markers (alcohol markers). The greeting is from the Everything is Rosy stamps from the product medley of teh same name (available on the clearance rack at a fabulous price, while supplies last!). And voila, a card that will cheer up any mailbox.

Butterfly Gala stamps with Everything is Rosy sentiment

The note cards I'm showing today are from a Paper Pumpkin kit, the May 2019 Hugs From Shelli kit -- yes, I'm finally getting around to making some older kits! I loved this kit so much that I was "saving" it for a special occasion, and that occasion has arrived.

The Hugs from Shelli kit made 12 note card-sized, 3 each of 4 designs. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that brings everything you need to complete that month's project -- stamps, ink, cardstock, embellishments, and adhesive. The only thing you will need to supply is scissors. And there's no craftermath with left overs to deal with! Contact me today to subscribe and you can start your own card blitz.

Now on to the note cards....the sentiments in the kit stamp set are perfect for my card blitz (Hello, Hugs, Dear Friend).

I stamped the stamped floral images peeking out from under the center panel 

elegant with just a bit of stamping (splotches and sentiment)

more splotch image stamping

I stamped the bird images and sentiment

Stamping is fun, especially when you get to brighten the day of someone you care for!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Card Blitz - All Shook Up and Free as a Bird

 Hi friends!

With the stay at home order and social distancing, I've been thinking of my friends -- missing them, hoping they are doing well, and generally wanting them to know I care about them and their families during this uncertain time.

And because I love stamping, I have been making cards, LOTS of cards!

I read about another stamper who was reaching out to her stamping customers by mailing them cards; she included a smaller note card that they could then mail to one of their friends. She called it a card blitz.

I loved her idea and started a card blitz of my own, mailing full-sized cards with a note card to family, friends, and customers. I think of these card and note card as mailable hugs and it warms my heart knowing I'm brightening their mailboxes!

I'll be sharing samples of the cards in upcoming blog posts. Some of the cards, like the one below came from a monthly stamping kit from Stampin Up (the subscription kits are called Paper Pumpkin kits).

I have several kits that I never got around to making until I suddenly had time while social distancing - I'm sure some of you can relate to those type of projects!

Today's card is based on the All Shook Up kit from December 2014 (!) which made shaker cards. The "confetti" in the card is in a window and moves around - very cool! The kit came with several greetings for the front including the word Hello. I created a slightly different version by using my die cutting machine to cut out the word Friend using the Well Written dies.

All Shook Up card
All Shook Up with Well Written die cut

I also included note cards that I stamped. For the note card below, I stamped the birds on a branch image from the Free as a Bird stamp set on a piece of vanilla cardstock 3.25 x 4.75". I colored it in using Stampin Up Blends markers (alcohol markers). The No Matter the Weather, We're in this Together sentiment is from the March Paper Pumpkin kit. I tweaked them a little by using different bakers twine colors.

Free as a Bird note card

using Silver and Petal Pink bakers twine as an accent

using pink and white bakers twine

Hope you enjoyed these cards. Check back as I'll be posting photos of the other cards and note cards I mailed.

I'd love to help you start your own card blitz! Contact me today and let's get started.

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Thinking of You Girls theme

Hi friends!

Welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring projects from talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. Each month we share fun projects and various design styles. This month theme is Thinking of You Girls. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner’s blog. Her project is fabulous!

With the social distancing requirements here in Maryland, I've been missing my friends, those fabulous women who cheer me on, celebrate with me, and give hugs when needed. I started a card blitz to keep in touch with them while I wait for the day I can see them in person. I mailed each of them a card from me along with a smaller note card that they could send to one of their friends. It warms my heart to think of the many hugs traveling through the US postal service!

My card was inspired by my need to reach out to the special women in my life. I saw a video tutorial Bruno Bertucci made (click here to view it) of a new-to-me technique, scrappy strips, and it inspired my project. It's an easy card to make and with Stampin Up DSP, all the coordination is done for you. I love easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

I started with the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper (DSP) from the Mini catalog because its bright colors make me happy. My first card was in a portrait layout; I used the leftover scraps to make a landscape card similar to Bruno's.

Portrait version with Rooted in Nature Sentiment and the Dear Friend sentiment from the Everything is Rosy medley
Rooted in Nature inside

Landscape version - Hey, Friend sentiment heat embossed in white (sentiment from December 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Something for Everything)

Peaceful Poppies DSP - love those cheerful colors!

Which version do you like better? Leave a comment and let me know. I'd also love to hear how you are keeping touch with the special women in your life during this crazy time.

Thank you for hopping around the world with us. Keep hopping to see even more fun projects! Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Robert's blog to see her fun project.

The supplies used for my project can be ordered through my online store (click here).

Peaceful Poppies DSP Scrappy Strips card
Pool Party cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" (or Rich Razzleberry)
Black cs, 4.25 x 5.5" to adhere scrappy strips to, 4 x 5.25", (and scrap for heat embossing)
White cs. 4 x 5.25" (inside) and several scrappy strips, plus 3 x 3" for stitched square die cut
Peaceful Poppies DSP, scrappy strips (I used about 15 strips)
inks: Memento black and Pool Party (versamark for heat embossing with white powder)
ribbon 1/8" black tafetta (retired)
Rooted in Nature stamp set
Everything is Rosy stamp set (on the clearance rack!)
Stitched Shapes dies
Multipurpose liquid glue

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

I'd love to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. Let's chat, just give me a holler.

Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!