The Love You Lots Hostess Rewards stamp set is one of my all-time favorite Hostess Stamp Sets. Who could resist the quirky frog, the charming elephant and Mouse friends and the lovable hedgehogs? I paired it with the fun Sunshine Wishes thinlits to make this cute handmade card for my Grandson, Grady. He's having a procedure done next week, so I naturally wanted to send him a happy card to let him know how much he is loved.
Kids love bright colors so I colored Mr. Frog a bright Cucumber Crush green with a dab of Daffodil Delight yellow. The word "love" and the swirly heart were cut with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. The Pool Party Diagonal Striped background (Subtles Designer Series Paper) finished out my happy colors.
Take a cute animal, add a heartfelt sentiment, and you have a one-of-a-kind, handmade-from-the-heart card. The Love You Lots Stamp Set is an exclusive Host-only stamp set (available on orders over $150 as Hostess Rewards).
The Yummy in My Tummy Stamp Set is simply loaded with cuteness! Who could resist these sweet little monsters? And watercoloring them is just so much fun. I have several tips and tricks to share about making this card to share with you today and a cute little bonus project at the end of this post.
Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Pencils Rock. They blend so smoothly and they come in a pack of 13 fabulous Stampin' Up! Colors. Apparently, I am not the only one who is loving the new Watercolor Pencils. Sales for them have exceeded Stampin' Up!'s forecast and continuing strong. Zing!
If you were planning to snatch up a pack of these babies, do it quick. Because of the high demand, the Watercolor Pencils will be unavailable to order starting Thursday, January 26 at noon Mountain Time. Order your Watercolor Pencils Online Here before noon on Thursday.
Watch this Video for Tips and Trick on Using the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils.
Here's 2 Tips About Yummy in My Tummy Stamp Set
Save the circle from his tummy. It makes a fabulous Polka Dot Stamp. I had an extra wood block for my polka dot stamp. If you don't have an extra one, try mounting it on the backside of your "yummy in my tummy" stamp. If you order the clear mount set, simply save the tummy stamp.
Another tip for a great stamped image is to trim out some of the excess rubber as shown above, so that it doesn't pick up ink where you don't want it. Trust me, trimming your stamp saves a lot of frustration later on.
Monster Treat Holder
My bonus project is a Treat Holder made with punches. Cut a 2" x 6-1/2" strip of designer paper or card stock. Score at 2-3/4" and 3-1/4", then punch both ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. This makes a super quick, easy and inexpensive treat holder. For a Peek-a-Boo Window, punch a circle on one side with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Stamp "Yummy in my Tummy with Jet Black Stazon ink a a window sheet and adhere behind your punched opening. Hint: Stazon Ink is made for stamping on non-porous surfaces such as window sheets.
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My Stampin' Up! Occasions 2017 Preorder arrived today. Yippee! Here's a little Sneak Peek for you that perfectly describes what I think about the new Occasions Products. Today's project offers a Sneak Peek of the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set and the Sealed with Love Bundle. And...if you love watercoloring, you are going to love the new Watercolor Pencils in 13 Stampin' Up! Colors.
The Yummy in the Tummy is a super cute 5 piece stamp set with a hidden bonus stamp (There's a circle that punches out of this cute monster's tummy that makes a super duper circle stamp.)
The sweet little envelope was made with the Sealed with Love Bundle and the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.
One of the Perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is early ordering privileges. You can enjoy those early shopping privileges with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.
Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.
• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 • Hundreds of products up to 60% Off can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of my Online Store. • Add Year-End Closeouts items to Stampin' Up! Starter Kits.
Note: Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.