May 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Sprinkled with Love Cookie Box

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

Hey Paper Pumpkin Peeps!  Did you enjoy May’s Paper Pumpkin kit?  Wasn’t it delicious?  I had a chance to play with mine a few days ago and I just loved the stamp set we got this month.  I love creating Birthday gifts like this and the stamp set this month was perfect!

One of the fun things I do for my subscribers is to reward them with some BONUS tutorials.  Here I share different ways you can use your kit or the stamp set so that the fun doesn’t stop when you have made everything in the kit.

I thought I would share this fun Cookie Box with you, just as a sneak peek of another way to use the kit this month.  You may recognize the box because I shared a video with you on how to create it a couple of weeks ago.

(Click here to see the video)

When I saw this month’s kit had a donut theme, I was hoping that the cookie box would work with one of the stamps and sure enough, it did!

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

What’s not to love about a cookie with sprinkles?  Sprinkles make us HAPPY!

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

CLICK HERE to download the tutorial for the SPRINKLED WITH LOVE COOKIE BOX

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, this is a GREAT time to join!  First-time subscribers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August.  Paper Pumpkin is perfect for summer!  Take your Paper Pumpkin to the park, in the camper, on the plane, or in the car!  Everything you need is in the box!

How do you join Paper Pumpkin to take advantage of this offer?  Just click the pic and enter the Promo Code STARTHERE   – Deadline to sign up for this offer is June 10, 2017.  

The promo code is important!  Don’t forget to add it!  STARTHERE

 

You can skip or cancel at any time.

If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, this is a great time to give it a try. Who doesn’t love 25% off?  Remember, the promo code STARTHERE   Join before June 10, 2017!


The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up catalog goes live tomorrow, June 1st! I would love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

WAHOO!  Tomorrow is the DAY!  Our new Stampin’ Up catalog goes LIVE tomorrow at 1pm central time!  I am so excited because my wish list is VERY long.  How about yours?

I will have a new JUNE HOST CODE for you tomorrow morning and you definitely want to use it because I have a collection of tutorials using NEW stamps and accessories from the new catalog.  It’s a wonderful set of instructions that you will want in your files for inspiration.  So, check back in the morning for that.

Oh and here is one more surprise…. Stampin’ Up is offering a Stampin’ Reward bonus in June.  If you place a $350 or more order (this could all be for you OR gather orders from friends), you will earn BONUS Stampin’ Rewards – $35 MORE.  So, a $350 order will gain you $77 in FREE PRODUCT.  This promotion is great for those of you with LONG wish lists OR if you have friends who love Stampin’ Up.  Go in together and split the rewards.  It’s a sweet deal!

This all starts tomorrow at 1pm central time!

Well, I have a very busy day ahead of me.  As a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I like to take all my retiring stamps and accessories off my shelves and reorganize.  This is Connie’s version of spring cleaning.  đź™‚

Not to worry, I have a Teach Me That technique all lined up and ready to go for Thursday so come back and join me!

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Today is the LAST DAY to use the MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle). I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!

Pizza Style Cookie Box – Video Tutorial

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

Did you see this photo and immediately think, “I HAVE TO MAKE THAT!”?  Yeah, I thought the same thing.

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

I saw these cookies in the store yesterday and bought them, remembering this great box I created for them a long time ago.  I think it was before I even did videos!

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

I am so glad I bought them too because this box is 100% adorable!

Are you ready for the video tutorial?  Here you go!

 

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Pool Party – 4 Âľ” x 8 Âľ”
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3″ x 3″
  • Flirty Flamingo – (2) 3 â…›” x 3 â…›”
  • Whisper White – 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – ½” x 2 Âľ”
  • Silver Glimmer Paper – Âľ” x 3″
  • White Bakers Twine – 12″

Want to get your hands on any of the supplies I used to create my Pizza Style Cookie box?  Just click a pic to order!

Thank you all for your sweet support of me joining Weight Watchers!  I made it through Day 1!  Yay!  It really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and I am actually excited to really get going.

I spent this morning doing some research and I’m finding a lot of great websites and recipes.  New foods are always exciting!

 

I hope that you guys enjoyed the project today!  Normally I would have been devouring those extra cookies but I am trying to be good.  I put them in Ginny’s room.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Have a wonderful weekend my wonderful stamping friends!  Love you all!  See you back on Monday!

 

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #4 – Vellum Flowers

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

I have really enjoyed sharing these 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos on how to use cardstock vellum.  I have a new one for you today.  How about soft vellum flowers?

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Aren’t they beautiful?  They give such a nice softness to a card.  The Blossom Bunch punch works great to create the layered flowers on this card.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Check out this box!  WOW!  That vellum succulent turned out gorgeous!
2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the center but silver glimmer paper would have been beautiful as well.

Let me share the video for Vellum Tip #4

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Want to order any of the supplies you need to create the Hello card?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red will retire May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #4 - Vellum Flowers - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 2, 2017

Want to create the FOREVER BEGINS TODAY gift box?  Add any of the items you need to your order.  Just click a pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red will retire May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

You’ve heard of Beatle Mania…..well,in our house, it’s ANT Mania…. as in pesky little black ants.  We had all the rain over the weekend and the ants have been making my stamp room their new Hilton!  EEK!

Pinterest to the rescue!  I found a way to get rid of them and although I wasn’t sure if it would work, after a couple of hours, this is what I find.

Kill ants - â…“ c. sugar, 1 T. Borax, 1 cup warm water

EWW!  Look at all of them!!!  Pinterest sure saved me!  So, I thought I would pass along the secret recipe.  Okay, not secret.  It was on Pinterest.

  • â…“ c. sugar
  • 1 T. Borax
  • 1 cup warm water

Mix together and drop cotton balls in the mixture.  Set the cotton balls in the lids of water or pop bottles and walk away.  In about an hour, the ants will be sucking that delicious concoction and take the Borax back to their nest….killing them all.  Wow.  It sounds so morbid.

I’ll let you know if the ants went marching home or not!

 

I hope that you guys have a fabulous Tuesday!  Can’t wait to share more stamping with you tomorrow.  See ya then my stampin’ peeps!

 

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!

Saying Good-Bye to….Endless Birthday Wishes

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

Some stamp sets fall in the “All Time Favorite” category.  Endless Birthday Wishes has always been high on my favorites list but it made another list recently….the Retirement List.

I’m sad to see this set go and I wanted to share a couple of videos with you using this set.  If it’s been on your Wish List, make sure to order it before it disappears forever.  Trust me, this stamp set will not disappoint.  It’s precious!

Today I want to share a throwback video to one of my favorite projects created with Endless Birthday Wishes.   Check out this SWEET birthday easel!

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

What’s not to love about this little easel sitting on a co-worker’s desk to remind them how special they are?

 

Super cute, right?  Well, there’s more.  You can take this easel and easily turn it into a birthday card.

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

 

Here are the cardstock measurements and the matching Layering Square Framelits to help you create  (NOTE:  The Framelit measurements are the OUTSIDE measurement of the Framelit, not the cut size)

  • Pink Pirouette – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3 ÂĽ” SCALLOP Square Framelit
  • Basic Black – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3″ Square Framelit with the 2 â…ś” Square Framelit inside
  • Pool Party – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 Âľ” SCALLOP Square Framelit with the 2 â…ś” Square Framelit inside
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 â…ť” Square Framelit
  • Pink Pirouette – 1″ x 10″, cut down to 1″ x 7 Âľ” – score at 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½”, and 7″ (save the scrap for the flowers)
  • Window Sheet – cut to 2 ½” x 2 ½” (no Framelit used)

To create the card, here are the measurements you need to know:

  • Pool Party – 11″ x 4 ÂĽ”, scored at 4 ÂĽ” – from the bottom, measure 2 ÂĽ” and cut a slit from the 1 ½” mark to the 2 Âľ” mark

Here are the supplies I used on my Endless Birthday Easel Card.  Remember, use what you have, order what you need!  Just click a pic to order!

 

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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It’s a day of remembrance here in Oklahoma City today.  On April 19, 1995, two men plotted and initiated a horrible terrorist attack in our downtown area. A truck filled with explosives was placed in front of the Murrah Federal Building and at 9:02am, it exploded, killing 168 people and injuring close to 700.

I’m sure a lot of you remember that day and watching TV in total disbelief that anything like this could happen here in the USA.

It is a reminder that we should cherish every morning, say “I love you” to the ones we hold dear, and continue to pray for peace in our nation.

I don’t want the end of my post to be somber or make you feel sad but to encourage you to celebrate your life and to hug those you love.  đź™‚  I hope you know how much I love you guys and I want you to know that I cherish you!

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Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!

*Before tax & shipping

Make It Monday – Sweet Bunny Treat Holder

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

What a FUN tutorial I have for you today!  Is this treat holder not the sweetest thing ever?  It holds (3) Hershey Miniatures.

We made this little sweet at a team meeting I had last month and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to share it.  I think I let it slip my mind.

It’s a super easy project and I am excited to share the tutorial for today’s Make It Monday!

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger.

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SWEET BUNNY TREAT HOLDER tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the SWEET BUNNY TREAT HOLDER.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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We had a great weekend here at my house.  Last night my family came over to celebrate my birthday.  I have the best family ever.  We had dinner, sat by the fire pit, and got caught up on life.  So relaxing.  I loved it.  No birthday is complete without cake and my mom brought my FAVORITE coconut cake.  I love all things coconut but this cake is my favorite.  I think I was in a sugar coma when I went to bed.  Today is my actual birthday so Mr. Awesome is taking me to dinner so the celebration continues.  I guess this is the benefit of turning 50.  You get to celebrate all month long.

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This is the FINAL WEEK of  Sale-a-Bration – through March 31st!  Be sure to check out the NEW additions that have been added too!  Remember, selections are “While Supplies Last” so if you’ve had your eye on a certain stamp set or accessory, don’t wait!

I am sad to report that the Card Tin, Glimmer Paper, Seaside Embossing Folder and Sparkle Embossing Folder are sold out.

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

Check out some NEW ITEMS that have been added!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION NEW ADDITIONS here

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!  Check out just a few more new items!

 Tomorrow, I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you so I hope you will join me for that.  See ya then my stampin’ peeps!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the gift!  

MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Stylized Birthday Card Gift Box

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I hope that you have enjoyed the MAKE IT IN MINUTES Stylized Birthday Mini Series. It was so much fun to create these cards using the Falling in Love Designer Paper and the Stylized Birthday stamp.  I just had to finish this series with a great gift box to hold all your beautiful cards.


Let me share the final video in my series STYLIZED BIRTHDAY… 

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Here the measurements for the card gift box in case you missed them:

  • Blushing Bride –  7 ½” x 11″ *
  • Very Vanilla – 3″ x 3″
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 1 Âľ” x 12″
  • Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon – small bow

* With the 7 ½” side at the top of the Simply Scored board, score at Âľ” and 6 Âľ”.  Rotate so the 11″ side is at the top of your Simply Scored board and score at 2 ÂĽ, 3″, 7 ½”, and 8 ÂĽ”.

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Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY CARD GIFT BOX?  To order, just click the pic!


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I hope you enjoyed all the cards and the box in the Stylized Birthday mini series!  

BorderJust a quick reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st and because Stampin’ Up sold out of the Card Tins and Glimmer Paper, they added some NEW items to the Sale-a-Bration line up!  Check this out!

Choose one of these items for FREE for every $50 you spend!

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My Brush with Greatness – Everyone has stories of how they met someone famous.  Well, last night I had a cool thing happen.  Some of you may know that I am a Law & Order: SVU junkie.  I LOVE this show.  If there is a L&O marathon on, I am in heaven.  My dream is to one day be on Law & Order.  I don’t care if I just sit at a desk in the background.  That would be good enough for me.  

Anyway, Ginny watched last night’s episode with me, which she never does.  She did this because her friend Dalton was going to be one it.  He was in Mary Poppins and Disney Magic (the shows the girls did last summer).  I thought to myself, “Aww, sweet.  He is going to be an extra.  A kid walking down the street or something.”  Oh my gosh, I was so surprised when the opening credits popped up and HIS name was the first guest name on the list.  Whhhhaaaaat?  Yes, Dalton had a HUGE role in last night’s episode.  He was amazing too!  I should have known this sweet kid would be big one day.  He was uber talented and just as sweet as can be.  It was so much fun to watch and say, “I know him” and the girls to say, “We worked with him…. all summer!”  And that is my brush with greatness.

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I’m wrapping it up for today. Be sure to join me again tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Only two more sketches before the Weekend Challenge comes to a close.

See you tomorrow!!!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the gift!  

 

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