Saturday, May 22, 2021

Event Special!

 May 22, 2021: Today’s Event in the 2021-2022 SU Global was a success. I have such talented friends! This customer appreciation event is open to our customers. If you are my customer, please use the host code when ordering, I want to send you the lovely pdf. One of my friends chose the card design and the rest of us created a card using a different suite of products. Lots of ideas for one design.


I’d love to invite my customers to join this private group. I’ve sent invitations to current customers who were in last year’s group; if you need me to resend the invitaion, please let me know.

Nancy :-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Paper Crafter Blog Hop


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. Our theme this month is Thinking of  You Guy. I hope you are enjoying yourself and finding inspiration.

A friend’s father recently was ill,  so I went to my card stash to pick out a card to send and realized most of my cards are full of glitter and gems. I decided this blog hop theme was exactly what I need to work on - guy cards!

I started with the new suite - Beauty of the Earth. This suite immediately caught my attention because it features trees! 

I began with a Thick Basic White cardbase. I scored a full sheet of cardstock at 4 1/4” and cut at 5 1/2”, I folded on the score line, burnished with my bone folder, and I was ready to go!

From the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose three of the designs. The mottled green became the tree top, the blue sky with white clouds became the background (this is cut 4” X 5 1/4”) and the brown tree bark for the tree. 

I applied an adhesive sheet to the tree bark DSP and cut the tree trunk and branches.

From a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock I tore a piece for the ground. Adhere this to the sky DSP and add the tree trunk and branches.

I made two cards, one I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the leaves, after cutting from the mottled green and bumblebee DSP. The second I used the Foam Adhesive Sheet. I preferred using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought the sky needed something and remembered the stamp set Sailing Home has birds. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

A 3 1/2” piece of our Faux Suede Ribbon and the sentiment complete the front. Adhere to the front of your card base using dimensionals or the foam adhesive sheet. 

For the inside, I sued Old Olive Ink and the two step stamp to stamp on Basic White cardstock (4” X 5 1/4”). Since I was using the one color ink I chose to stamp one with second generation ink, the other full strength. 

The sentiment is stamped using Early Espresso ink.

The card isn’t really done until the envelope has been decorated. I repeated the stamping in Old Olive on the envelope front and the flap.

The Next button below will take you to the next stop on our hop, but just in case you started at another blog. You will also find a link for all the blogs in the hop at the end.


I am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop Mayl 2021


Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I hope you find ideas and creative inspiration as you visit all of the blogs. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. We really appreciate your support.

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We have such beautiful new In Colors for 2021 - 23! I decided to use them all making my May customer thank you cards. I used the Color and Contour bundle - stamps and dies (Scalloped Contour Dies) add in the lovely Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper, 21-23 In Color blends and ribbon and you have happy mail!

I began by scoring my cardstock at 5 1/2" and cutting at 4 1/4" so I have 2 cards of each new In Color - Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent - 5 new yummy colors! 

I always like to pull my supplies out and snap a picture - it inspires me! 

Layer 1 is cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper using the Scalloped Contour Die; adhere this to your card front using your favorite adhesive. 

 The focal piece for the front is Basic White cardstock cut with the second largest die in the Scalloped Contour set. While I had had the DSP and dies handy, I cut a 3/4" X 4" strip for the inside of the card and a 3/4" X 5 3/4" strip for the front of the envelope. I used the edge die to cut stitched scallops onto the strips. I also cut a piece for the envelope flap.

Cut the inside pieces of Basic White Cardstock, 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", adhere the DSP strip at the bottom and adhere to the inside of your card. Adhere the DSP strips to your envelope.

Now all that's left is to create your focal piece. Stamp the large flower onto the front of the Basic White using Tuxedo Memento Black ink. Use the fill in stamp to add color to the flower in the coordinating color as your card base; next stamp the sentiment with this ink color. Remember, this is not an exact fit but is designed to look a bit like watercolor. 

I used the Foam Adhesive Sheets to adhere the focal point to the card. I cut the sheet into 4 pieces. 

Time to embellish - this is my favorite part! I added a bow onto the flower using the same color as the cardbase and then added gems. For the Pale Papaya card and the Soft Succulent Card I used the Genial Gems and for the other cards I colored the clear Epoxy Essentials with my dark Stampin' Blends.

I hope you enjoyed yourself on my blog and know you will find many more projects to inspire you.

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I am an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the United States and would be honored to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I am happy to help you with orders, online workshops, or welcome you to my team, Nutsy's Stampers.


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