August Fresh Ideas-Happy Halloween Tepee Card

Halloween Front Halloween side and back views1

Create fun 3-D cards using the Tepee Card Technique.


This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.


For this Halloween Tepee Card, I used the two-step stamp Festive Post.


You'll be charmed by the small images and greetings in this stamp set.
You can used them for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more!

Want to learn more?

My August Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Tepee  Card Technique using the stamp set  Festive Post.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on August, 18, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from August 17- September 21, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Festive Post

Festive Post

Plaid Tidings 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper

Plaid tidings

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Country Home

Blue and White Country Home

 

Blue Milk Jug Country Home
I think I might be late to the table with the stamp set Country Home.

I've had it in my collection for awhile and just recently brought it out to use.

Not sure why the delay, but I must say, it has become one of my favorites.

Better late than never I suppose!

Here are two versions using the tile, milk jug and summer flower images.

The first is a simple blue and white version.  The intent was to color it in, but I really liked the simplicity and decided not to go any further.

The second is the colored version in blues and purples, one of my favorite color combos.

The images were stamped in Night of Navy ink.

I set the tile image up on my Stamparatus, and it was just a matter of moving the plate up a notch to get the perfectly aligned and placed images.

Love my Stamparatus!

I used a variety of Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers to color in the milk jug and flowers.

Country Home

Country Home

Supplies Used Card #1:

Stamp Set: Country Home

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy

Accessories: Stamparatus, enamel dots out of my stash

Supplies Used Card #2:

Stamp Set: Country Home

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White

Accessories: Stamparatus

 
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August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is Here!

2020 Holiday Catalog enlarged

The August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is Here!
 
Fresh ideas for Halloween, fall, Christmas, and the winter season.
 
It's not too early to get a start on those holiday cards and projects!
 
 
 
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August News for Stampin' Up!

2020 Holiday Catalog enlarged
 
Fresh ideas for Halloween, fall, Christmas, and the winter season.
 
It's not too early to get a start on those holiday cards and projects!
 
 
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Bonus days 1
Did you earn Bonus Day coupons in July?
 
If so, August is time to redeem them!
 
You should have received an email from Stampin' Up! with your Bonus Day Coupon codes.
 
Just log into your Stampin' Up! account and add items to your basket.
 
When you are ready to check out, enter your coupon codes into the Manage Coupon Codes Box.
 
Be sure to redeem them by August 31.
 
 
*****
Stampin' Up! has made changes to its online store, which takes effect today, August 4, 2020.
 
I think you will like the new look and functionality.  It'll be super easy to redeem Stampin' Rewards, add a Hostess Code, or redeem Bonus Days coupon(s).  There is also a Wish List function!  You'll be able to add items to your Wish List, then copy/paste the URL to share with loved ones who might be looking for gift ideas.  
 
There will also be a "Feedback" button on each of the products. If you have issues with the site or any of the products, you can communicate directly with Stampin' Up! through this feature.
 
While shopping with me, make sure you see my name and the photo of Mama Bear and me at the top of the page, so you'll confirm you are in my online store.
 
Me and mama bear 7 28 20
Also, during the checkout process, you'll have to fill out 4 sections: name/address, shipping method, and payment info.  The last section is the Demonstrator info.  You'll have to click on the Demonstrator button to verify you want to shop with me and continue on.
 
One more thing.  While all your account information will migrate over, the link to the online store will be new. If you have your user name and password stored or bookmarked on your browser, you'll have to update this info as it will no longer be stored with your browser.  If you forget your password, it's not a big deal.  Just click on the link "Forgot Password," and you'll get an email from Stampin Up! with instructions on how to create a new password.  The email will come from noreply@info.stampinup.com.  If you don't see the email, check your SPAM or junk folder.
 
Be sure to let me know if you have any questions:
annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com
 
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Blossoms in Bloom-Sign Up for My August Newsletter

Blossoms in Bloom August 2020 sampler

The new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE

Have you seen the pretty Rainbow Glimmer Paper found on page 152 in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? 

Color combos of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Mango Melody with a sparkly ombre effect.

It is so pretty in person.

I've paired Rainbow Glimmer Paper with the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle for my August 2020 Newsletter.

The Bundle includes the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

Featured projects will include the Puzzle Card Technique, which will give you pieces to make 2 cards, coloring with Stampin' Blends, and an idea for quick and easy card creations using different inks, the Stamparatus, and the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Want to learn more?

My August 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) August 5, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in August2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Happy Stampin'!

Bonus Days End August 3rd

Bonus daysJust a reminder!

Bonus Days ends August 3rd.

For every $50 spent on a Stampin' Up! order  in July, you'll earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon which can be redeemed August 4-31.

Once a qualifying order has closed, you'll receive an e mail with the Bonus Day Coupon(s).

Be sure to save that e mail with the coupon code(s) to use during the redemption period.

Please be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

online ordering 24/7

Online ordering

 

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Posted for You-Faux Postage Card

 

Faux Postage
This Faux Postage card  is one of the featured projects found in my July newsletter.

It features the new Posted for You and Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch found in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

The Faux Postage Technique is one of my favorites.

Creating the stencil on a computer, then cutting out the center can be time-consuming.

The Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch makes it easy to create the stencil.

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my July newsletter by August 4, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

 

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July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique Part 2

Distressed Glue Shaker Card

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding an abstract background like I did with this shaker card using the stamp set Zoo Globe and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies and Snow Globe Shaker Domes.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and Zoo Globe.

To see the sample using Mountain Air, please click HERE for my July 18 posting.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique

Mountain Air Distressed Glue

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding a beautiful sky background like I did with this card using the stamp set Mountain Air.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Bells Two Hearted

Two Hearted Ale Card

Two hearted pale ale canThe can before I cut it down to create the card.

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans. 

My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

Recently, he tried Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery in Michigan with this cool fish image on the cans.

This is a perfect image for creating those masculine-themed cards!

I made this card for the husband of a friend of mine who recently passed away.

He is about to put their house up for sale, then leave Colorado for Mississippi.

When asked what he was going to do in Mississippi, he said " I'm going to live with my son, and we're going fishing!"

I thought this card would be perfect for him as just a thinking of you card.

This was simple card to make as I matted the image cut from the can using Pumpkin Pie card stock, then to Mossy Meadow, and finally to a Basic Black card base.

I secured the edges by punching holes using my Crop-a-dile, then inserted retired glimmer brads in the 4 corners.

The possibilities are endless!

 

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Mountain Air Sympathy Card

Dee Sympathy

2020 has been a rough year.

This is the 5th sympathy card I've made so far this year.

This one is for the family of a friend who passed away suddenly the end of June.

This one is especially hard for me as she was a good friend.

She was one of the ladies who welcomed us to Wetmore, and was instrumental in introducing us to the community.

I don't know about you, but I usually have someone in mind as I create a card.

This was certainly the case as I created this one.

I could feel her over my shoulder, smiling at this scene, so perfect for our small mountain community.

We stamped together.  She was extremely talented and fussy!

We shared meals together.

We shopped together.

We laughed together.

We worried about fires and flash floods in our community together.

I will miss her smile.

Rest in peace, Dee.

 

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Jar of Flowers Sympathy Card

Irene Sympathy

Unfortunately, I needed to send another sympathy card.

A long-time resident of our small community passed away recently.

I wanted to send flowers, but instead, decided to make a jar of flowers in a card using the stamp set Jar of Flowers and coordinating Jar Punch.

The jar was punched out of watercolor paper that had been lightly sponged with Pool Party ink.

The flowers and greeting were stamped on watercolor paper using Memento Black ink.

The flowers and stems were colored using a variety of Stampin' Blends.  The flowers were fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

For the background, I spritzed the watercolor card front with water, then added Purple Posy ink refill using a water painter.

The pearls were colored with a black Sharpie pen.

 

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Posted for You-Sign Up for my July Newsletter

Sampler

The 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Posted for You Bundle, which includes the Posted for You stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

This bundle will be featured in my July 2020 Newsletter.

Techniques will include a quick and easy faux postage card, 2 CASE'd (copy and share with everyone) cards from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and my first Christmas card of the season using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

Want to learn more?

My July 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) July 7, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in July2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign-Up Box located in the upper right- hand corner of this page.

Once the easy signup process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Flowers-Happy Birthday America!

4th of JulyHappy Birthday America!

For this 4th of July, I created this card using the new Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch.

I paired them with a collection of various sized star punches in my collection.

I wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Bonus Days 2020! Spend in July, Redeem in August

Bonus days

For every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) made July 1-August 3, you will receive a $5 coupon with a code via e mail to redeem on orders placed August 4-30.

Be sure to save the e mail with the code for redemption in August.

If you don't receive an e mail directly after closing out your order, please check your SPAM folder.

If it's not there, please let me know.

No limits!

Place a $50 order and receive one coupon.

Place a $100 order and receive two coupons.

Place a $150 order and receive three coupons plus Stampin' Rewards.

One coupon for every $50 you spend!

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

Happy Shopping!

 

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Jar of Flowers-Sunflowers!

Sunflowers

This card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new Jar of Flowers Bundle, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my June newsletter by July 6, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Flowers Pocket Card

Pocket card

Pocket card with insert

This pocket card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my June newsletter by July 6, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Flowers Shaker Card

Shaker card

This shaker card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, the coordinating Jar Punch, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

For step-by-step instructions, please sign up to receive my June newsletter by July 6, 2020.

The Sign Up box is located in the upper right-hand box of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial  as my gift to you.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

June Fresh Ideas-Double Point Fold Cards

Double Point sunflowersDouble Point Fold Sunflowers, Jar of Flowers

Double PointDouble Point Fold, Mountain Air

 

The Double Point Fold is super simple to create, yet adds a fun dimension to card creations.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Double Point Fold Technique and will feature the stamp sets Jar of Flowers and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on June 23, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

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Country Road Father's Day

Father's day

I created this weathered barn card for my Dad for Father's Day using the retired Country Road stamp set.

This look could also be achieved using the Geared Up Garage stamp set, creating an old garage using the car, tool box, and gas can images.

My Dad is not really a garage guy.  He's more of a weathered barn in the country guy!

The sides of the barn were aged by swiping Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay inks on the inside of the Hardwood Planks Embossing Folder, then adding a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and running it through the Big Shot to emboss.

To age it a little more, I lightly spritzed it with water and crumbled it into a ball.  I opened it up,  swiped White Craft ink on the creases, and set it aside to dry.

For the roof, I made a quick template, out of computer paper.  I cut out the template, placed it on a piece of Copper Foil paper and traced around the template with a pencil. I then cut it out using a pair of scissors.  I embossed it using my Big Shot and Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Once embossed, I scored 1 1/2" from the top and folded it along the score line.  The roof was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.  To age the roof, I ran a sanding block over it.

The weeds were stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock using Mossy Meadow and Call me Clover inks.  They were fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

The wagon wheel was stamped on Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  It too was fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

Once the pieces were attached to a Soft Suede mat and a Very Vanilla card base, I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings on a piece of Soft Suede card stock that had been embossed using the Hardwood Planks embossing folder.  I attached it to a small piece of Copper Foil paper that had also been embossed using the Corrugated Embossing Folder, and was roughed up using the sanding block.

I think my Dad will like the card!

 

 

 

 

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