6/29/2013

Guest Stamper - Garrett Olson

I was in my stamp room this morning and my son was visiting and came into the room to say hello.  His wife is pregnant and just had to go on bed rest.  He was asking me about different tools worked, like the Big Shot.  He laughs at the names of the colors.  He says "so why don't you just call Marina Mist Blue?"  And "tell me again what you call scissors?"  in which I reply "those are my paper snips" and that is met with a huge laugh from both of us.  So as he was asking questions, I took advantage and started teaching my 21 year old son, how to stamp.  I love this as we haven't stamped together since he was about 8 years old or so.  Well, next thing I know he was sitting at my stamping desk (he had kicked me out) making his wife a get well soon card.




 
 Here is the card he made.  Isn't it just so cute!!! 
 


I of course had to show him the "Dude, you're welcome" set and with that he laughed and called me crazy.  Today was a great day!!!

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Ready Set Send - Pre-made Cards

 Ready. Set. Send. is a package of ten premade cards (five each of two handmade designs--shown here) and ten envelopes.  We would now like to test Ready. Set. Send. as an offering to customers who may feel they don't have time to create their own cards or may not be ready to try their hand at stamping just yet.  This item is now available for purchase. Supplies are limited so make sure to remember that these will be sold while supplies last.  Ready. Set. Send. will only be available in North America, and because the cards are in English, they will not be offered in Qu├ębec.

ORDER YOURS NOW

Ready. Set. Send. Cards

Item 133384

$19.95 US/$24.95 CAN


Of course, you can choose to make these yourself:
Here's the Stampin' Up! product supplies list for each card!
Thanks So Much card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Oh, Hello (Wood-Mount 131931, Clear-Mount 130733) and Thank You Kindly* Stamp Sets; Night of Navy (100867), Pool Party (122924), Summer Starfruit (126839), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Cardstock (100730); Night of Navy (126970), Pool Party (126982), and Summer Starfruit (126991) Classic Stampin' Pads; Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Small Heart Punch (117193); Big Shot (113439); Ovals Collections Framelits Dies (129381)

 
Happy Birthday card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Bring on the Cake Stamp Set (Wood-Mount 128490, Clear-Mount 121958); Solid Stripes Stamp*; Pool Party (126982), Summer Starfruit (126991), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White (100730) Cardstock; Night of Navy (126970) and Summer Starfruit (126991) Classic Stampin' Pads; Stampin' Dimensionals (104430);  Big Shot (113439); Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies (130102)
 

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6/28/2013

Craft Room Tour - Organize Small Craft Spaces

Here is a quick tour of my stamp space (within a guest bedroom).  I don't have a huge space, but I try to make the most of it, using storage items that I find at garage sales or on sale.  It doesn't take a lot of money to be somewhat "organized".  If you have any tips for me, please let me know.



Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/27/2013

Can you tell me how to get...

That great Sesame Street Character Card

I saw the cookie monster card on Pinterest (of course) and had to try to re-create it.  It was really pretty easy, so I tried an Elmo and Oscar the Grouch card.  Those came out pretty cute easy as well.  Here is a picture of what I came up with and a video on how to make the Elmo Card.






Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/26/2013

Can you spare some change - From Christmastime to Anytime

I just fell in love with the simplistic but so cute design of this holiday card
by Jill Franchett from Jill's Ink that I found on Pinterest. 


In my recent "Can you spare some change" segment, I wanted to make a few changes to create a similar card for other occasions.  This is what I did, just by changing the colors, the greeting and adding a punch instead of a button. 



Thanks Jill for a great card idea!!!

 
Speaking of Changing Colors
 
In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from TODAY! June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
 ITEM PRICE DESCRIPTION
 130034 $28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903 $3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker


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Happy 25th Birthday Stampin' Up!

Can you believe Stampin' Up! has been around for 25 years...  It seems like just yesterday I was order from there very small magazine style catalog.  They have come a looooong way!  I am proud to say I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Our group had an amazing birthday party in Stampin' Up!'s honor.  It was a lot of fun.  There was stamping and sharing, and of course food.  Here is a cake that was presented at the party from one of our WeStamp ladies. 

 
Isn't it amazing!
 
Stampin' Up! is also celebrating their own birthday and offering stamps from the past
"The Best of 25 Years". 
 
 
Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Best Of Brides & Babies Clear-mount Stamp Set
Best Of Brides & Babies Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set
Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set
Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Best of Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set -- Digital Download
Best Of Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
Best Of Love Stamp Set
Best Of Love Stamp Set
Regular Price: $16.61
Preferred Price: $14.95
 
For more information on the Best of 25 Years, please visit my website
 

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/25/2013

Chevron Ribbon Share

 
Be a part of my Chevron Ribbon Share.  I was recently in a ribbon share and loved getting a sample of every new ribbon that Stampin' Up! had in the new 2013/2014 Catalog.  See my video below to see if this Chevron Ribbon Sampler Share is right for you.  Get 6 feet of the Stampin' Up! 2013/2014 Catalog Chevron Ribbon in all 12 colors.  5 People must participate in each share.  Reserve your spot now!

Order your share by clicking HERE 

Sorry, U.S. Residents Only
  
 
 
Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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Operation Write Home


I had never heard of Operation Write Home until my Stampin' Up! group of Demonstrators got together one evening and created a lot of cards to send.  I then learned of who they are.  I instantly fell in love with what they represent and knew I wanted to be a a part of this.  So I came home and immediately Googled them(I can't believe Googled was spellchecked, it should be in the dictionary by now, don't ya think?).  Anyway, I sent away for a stamp, so I can create cards for them.  They sent me the stamp within a week and I was off and stamping cards for our nation's heroes!  Their organization warms my heart so much, as I have family members who have served and are currently serving today.  If this small act helps them get through their days, I will gladly do it.  Here are just a few of the cards I have made thus far. 






As you can see above and to the left of my blog (www.BeautyandtheStamper.com), I proudly show off my OWH Badges.

Please see this video about Operation Write Home. 



Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/24/2013

My June Swap

Here is a picture of the swap I did for June.  I just love being part of this stamping group.  If you are interested in being part of this group and becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator then check it out here.


 
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6/23/2013

Can you spare some change - Sunflower Card

Hi Beauties~

Let's talk about change.  Simple changes can create a whole new look.  In a recent post, I showed a Christmas card using the Mosaic Punch to create a poinsettia.  Well, today I took that same punch, used the same method but changed the color of the paper from red to yellow.  Guess what???  It's a Sunflower. 

Also, as seen below just giving a little bit of tweaking, can create so much dimension. 


See the difference in the flower (shown flat) as opposed to the flower with the petals turned up a little.  You can see how I made this flower and turned up the leaves in the "How to make a Poinsettia" in yesterday's video.  Now think about what kind of small changes you can make?
 
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Mosaic Punch


Mosaic Punch 131267
Price: $15.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of Cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating Cardstock for a reverse effect.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~
Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/22/2013

How to Make a Poinsettia using Stampin' Up!'s Mosaic Punch

Hi Beauties~

I have had such an overwhelming response to my Mosaic Punch Poinsettia.  Many of you beauties have wanted more that just a Vine posting.  So I created this video to show you step by step on making this great flower using just the punch and a little bit of Tombo glue.



Here is a sneak peek of tomorrow card, using the same technique.



Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/21/2013

Thank a Soldier !!!

When I think about the Fourth of July, I try to take time to reflect on what had to happen for us to become this great nation.  I thank each and every military man and women for getting us where we are today!  I made this card for a super awesome Marine.  I hope he likes it and I hope you do to.

 
Please share your thoughts and Thank a Soldier in my comments section
I will pick one comment at random to receive a similar card for their Hero.
Random drawing will be Monday 6/24/13.
 
 

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/20/2013

Mosaic Flowers


Oh yeah, I just love the new Mosaic Punch (as you can tell my all my recent posts).  I was playing around, trying to make a flower that I saw on Pinterest (wish I knew who to give credit to on that).  As I was making the card, I thought "that looks just like a pointsettia", with that said, I began working on it.  This is what I came up with.  Hope you like it!

 
Check out the process below (follow me on Vine) 
Click on photo below to start and stop process action.




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6/19/2013

I found some Candy with NO CALORIES !!!

Who doesn't love candy?  I sure do, but it has so many calories.  So I went in search for calorie free candy and I found perfection!!!  CANDY DOTS!!! by Stampin' Up!


I made this card specifically to use the new candy dots.  I am just in Love, Love, Love with them!


They come in every color in that Stampin' Up! has in their everyday collection.  They come in packs of 100 (10 of each color) available in Brights, Neutrals, Subtles, and Regals for only $5.95 USD.  You can order them here.

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/18/2013

Stamp Off Technique

I visited with my friend and her Father, once he returned from his trip to the East Coast.  I wanted to show you the card that I made for him for Father's Day.  I used the Stamp Off Technique: Stamping Off is a simple idea that yields big results in lots of ways. Just as the name implies, you ink your stamp and stamp any number of times before re-inking. The image becomes lighter with each stamp.  This one happened to be inked only once and was able to be stamped 4 times.

He liked the card very much.  I love to give my cards in the clear envelopes and he made sure he put in right back in there to protect it.  That was so sweet, don't ya think?

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/17/2013

To Chevron or Not to Chevron - 2 Ribbons in 1

Hi Beauties,

I have had some questions about the Chevron Ribbon Featured on my Mosaic card a couple days ago.


Yes, it is Stampin' Up!'s Chevron Ribbon.  I just cut it up the center. 
 
 

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/16/2013

Tissue is for more than the sniffles

Hi Beauties,

I am having so much fun with the variety of techniques I have been able to show you.  I hope you are liking them as well.  Here is a card I made using tissue paper to ink up the Swallowtail stamp by Stampin' Up!

 
Here is a video of the Tissue Technique... Enjoy!!! 

 
In the card featured today, I used Sassy Salutations.  It is one of the stamps sets that are currently on sale until the end of June.  See below for more information on this and other greetings stamps set you can get at a 25% discount.


Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
 
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

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6/15/2013

Mosaic Punch Background and more...

Hi Beauties~




I had so much fun creating this card and video.  It has a few tips and techniques in it, that I think you will like.  A Babywipe Technique, Mosaic Punch Background and a Chevron Ribbon Tip are all featured in the video. 



Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/14/2013

Are you ready? for.... Fathers Day

Yes, can you believe it, Father's Day is this Sunday.  Our cards went out this week for both my Father and my Husband's Father.  They are both great men and wish them all the best.  You know my Dad is wonderful... I mean, just look how I turned out "wink, wink"!


Don't Forget... The digital sale ends tomorrow!



Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/13/2013

Updated YouTube Channel & Web Address

Hi Beauties~

I have updated my youtube channel.  Here is the Trailer for my Channel called "StampinUpGirl".  Feel free to subscribe to this channel to get sneak peaks of the videos before they are published on this blog.


Ah yes, I almost forgot. I have added a new URL to get to this blog site.  It is now only http://www.BeautyandtheStamper.com Of course, you can still use the ol' BlogSpot address as well.

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/11/2013

Mosaic Punch Label

Hi Beauties!!! 

Exciting news... I was stamping with my Stampin' Up! Mosaic Punch and Mosaic Madness Stamp Set today.  I got to thinking about having a label that would go with this set.  So I decided to try the ol' punch trick and make my own using the Mosaic punch.  As you can see pictured below, all you do is cut your cardstock at just under one inch, insert in through the back and punch the perfect mosaic label.  You can make this any size.  You can also go to any size under 1" for a smaller label.  I just love the idea and will try my hand at making some cards with this new found technique.  Hope you try it as well !!  If you do, please send me a picture and it could get featured here on Beauty and the Stamper!


Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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Scrap It Up!

Here is a great tip for using all those small and odd shaped scraps with your punches.  Enjoy...


Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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6/10/2013

Line it up

Hi Beauties,

If you are like me, you may have a bit of OCD.  I have to have all my stamped images straight.  That is why I love the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I was so excited when I first saw this and thought, finally, now I can get a straight image without having to re-stamp over and over again.  The only problem was, I didn't know how to use it.  I have since learned and wanted to show you how as well, just in case, you are like me and too afraid to ask.



I have also added a great tip for all you  stampers who still use wood blocks, like me (I have a sneaky suspicion that Stampin' Up! is going to get rid of the wood block line if we don't continue to buy them and make an impact.)  It seems that more and more people are moving to clear block stamps, but this added tip, won't work for that, unless they keep the stamp on the block at all times and never remove it.

Here is my finished card, which I didn't show in the video:



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6/09/2013

Baby Shower Fun

Yesterday we had a baby shower for my daughter-in-law Samantha.  She is a Pinterest-a-holic like me.  She made organic sugar body scrub as a favor for the ladies who attended the show. Of course, she got the recipe from Pinterest and the idea to use cupcake liners as the top to stamp on and make ruffles coming out the lid.


One of the fun projects we did was create onsies for Trent (my soon to be Grandson).  I had to show off all the fun designs that were created.  Hope you like them.  I know we had fun making them.  The shower was filled with lot's of laughs, food and of course...FUN!














Oh, and check out this diaper cake that was made by one of Samantha's friend and co-worker. 
 
 
Isn't it the most, to say the least!
 
 
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