Friday, March 31, 2017

Making a Gift Card Sleeve, Sneak Peek, April Promotion - Fun Stampers Journey

Lots to share today.   This month has flown by.    Remember this is the last day you can take advantage of the My Story 30% off promotion.   Details at the bottom of this post.

Also a reminder that I am running a personal Celebration Promotion and giving gifts to my customers who order from me from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Details at the bottom of this post.

Often the perfect gift is a gift card.   Creating a holder for it can be a challenge if you don't want to slip it just directly inside of a card.   I have a solution for you that is pretty quick and very easy to do.   We have a wonderful die call the Window Pocket Die DI-0150 and it is perfect for creating a gift card (or even a business card holder).   This die can be used in our Amaze Die Cutting Machine or the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

Here's the gift card holder I made:


Sneak Peek Item:  Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259
1/2" x 5 1/2 yards and it is scalloped

I created the pull out piece using a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock.
Then attached a tag to it from the Everyday Tags Die Set DI-0255
so that it had a fancier top/pull.
Accented the top/pull with our Just Write Gels Pens JD-0060
Main piece accented with Journey Silks.

The back of the green tag is the perfect side to attached a gift card.
Just adhere with a Journey Glue Dots or two AD-0083 
for easy removal.
The Window Pocket Die created the brown sleeve on the 
left.  I used a couple of strips of White Liner Tape
on the tabs to hold it together.  Then added in the
Silver Sparkle Tape and Butterflies.

The butterflies were accented with Journey Glaze AD-0002 and 
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:


Journey Glue Dots  AD-0083
Just Write Gels Pens JD-0060
Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259
Pumpkin Bread Card Stock CS-0098
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040 
Limeade Splash Card Stock CS-0020
Tangerine Fusion Ink Pad IP-0005
Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041 
Journey Gold Silks  IP-0096
Journey Silver Silks IP-0090
Journey Bronze Silks  IP-0091
Everyday Tags Die Set DI-0255
Window Pocket Die DI-0150
Butterfly Prints Stamp Set SS-0017 set of 5 stamps
   Butterfly Prints Die Set DI-0015
      OR Butterfly Prints Bundle BD-0008
Greeting Trends Stamp Set SS-0166 Set of 6 stamps (sentiments)
Journey Platinum Machine (die cutting) TO-0090
OR
Amaze Die Cutting Machine TO-0134 
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 small OR AD-0085 medium
Journey Thread Silver AC-0204
White Liner Tape Double Sided Tape AD-0001
Journey Glaze AD-0002 (4 oz) or AD-0003 (2 oz)
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013 

April Promotion - Available April 1 through April 30, 2017



 NOTE:   Some of these items may be retiring.   
We won't have the retirement list until May or June.
If there is an item you love in this collection, purchase it 
now so you don't miss it out.
business website HERE. 
And here is the link to the pdf
that lists all products for the promotion and their price;
Click HERE for the pdf

Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sneak Peek Spring Into Summer Mini Catalog - Fun Stampers Journey

First I would like to share a video showcasing these sneak peek items from the Fun Stampers Journey Spring Into Summer Mini Catalog: 



If you are viewing my blog via e-mail, the direct link to the video is:
https://youtu.be/RC1ErLwwJVc



 Pool Party AT-0233  set of 2 stamps


Catching Waves Stamp Set SS-0439 Background Stamp (1)
Artful Fins Stamp Set SS-0443 Set of 5 stamps
Artful Fins Die Set DI-0303  Set of 5 dies
Artful Fins Bundle BD-0238  (both stamp & die set)

Under the Sea Prints Printed Paper PP-0041  24 double sided sheets
Jelly Wishes Stamp Set AT-0236  Set of 4 stamps

 Artful Fins Stamp Set SS-0443 Set of 5 stamps
Artful Fins Die Set DI-0303  Set of 5 dies
Artful Fins Bundle BD-0238  (both stamp & die set)

Jelly Wishes Stamp Set AT-0236  Set of 4 stamps

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek.   These items will be available as of April 1, 2017.

Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   
 
 

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sneak Peek RG Presents Project Me Cards - Fun Stampers Journey

On Sunday I did a blog post about the new RG Presents (early bird registration started yesterday).   The link to the information is HERE.  I highly recommend this virtual all day event.

Today Fun Stampers Journey released a sneak peek of the cards that will be in our event box.


Oh my gosh, these are so cute and I love the "Too Cute" Stamp Set and the "Film Frame" Die that we will receive in our event box too.

Don't miss out on the early bird pricing which is a savings of $24 for the virtual event. 


Hope you will sign up for the next on-line event.   Don’t miss out on the early bird pricing by registering between March 27 and April 10.  If you have questions, please let me know.

Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April Bloom Box Includes Stamp Set "T-rex Love!" - Fun Stampers Journey





T-rex Love! is going to be a fun stamp set for all ages.   The Bloom Box comes with 4 kitted cards and everything you need to make them with the exception of inks and adhesive.  

Cost is $24.95 plus tax and shipping per month.  You are charged monthly.  It is a six month subscription, and your subscription starts in the month you sign up.   So if you order/sign up now, you will receive the March 2017 kit.  Then on April 1st you will be billed for the April Bloom Box kit which will ship a few days later.

Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Sunday, March 26, 2017

RG Presents Project Me - Registration Starts March 27, 2017 - Fun Stampers Journey



RG Presents: Project Me

We are bringing all the fun and excitement of our tours directly to YOU online! Join Richard Garay "RG" and the Journey Crew LIVE Saturday, May 6th on our YouTube Channel. You can be among the first to play with products from the upcoming Project Me Collection - a collection that will launch in the July 2017-2018 catalog. You'll create four projects with RG, and learn new techniques along the way. 

The video link will be private. You must register to participate.

Registration will open March 27th.


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Mary’s Notes:   I participated in the RG Presents Spring Into Summer on March 25th.  It was so much fun.  It was a day filled with demonstrations, techniques, surprises, and card making too.   I was one of almost 500 who attended this virtual class via YouTube Live.   What a great way to join in the fun.   It was so easy to do via computer.  Hal was able to hook up my laptop to our larger TV screen and I watched via the TV.    

Hope you will sign up for the next on-line event.   Don’t miss out on the early bird pricing by registering between March 27 and April 10.  If you have questions, please let me know.




Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available



Friday, March 24, 2017

Easter Cards Day 3 of 3 - Fun Stampers Journey


 

Weaving some beautiful Fun Stampers Journey Satin Ribbons together help create this beautiful background for this Easter card.   Next time I will cut the backing (piece I did the weaving over) down just a bit more.   White Liner Tape was a HUGE help in securing the ends of the ribbons to the back of the backing piece of card stock.  Also used the White Liner Tape to secure the stamped images to the ribbon.   I originally was going to use Journey Foam Squares, but with the ribbon and the foam squares I feel it would of been too thick to go regular mail.   I try to keep my cards less than 1/4" thick so that they only need one stamp to mail.


Fun Stampers Journey Just Write Gels pens were the perfect accent for the flowers, basket, and sentiment.   It added some sparkle (they are metallic/shiny) to my card.   Just remember that the gel pens needs a minute or two to dry otherwise they can smear.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Just Write Gels JD-0060  set of 12
Cool Pool Satin Ribbon AC-0143
Lavender Fusion Satin Ribbon AC-0108
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Cool Pool Card Stock CS-0118
White Liner Tape AD-0001
Easter Bunny Stamp Set AT-0053 set of 2 stamps
Happy Easter Stamp Set AT-0231  Bloom Benefit

  Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easter Cards Day 2 of 3 - Fun Stampers Journey

This is such a cute bunny stamp.   It can be used for Easter or any time you need a bunny on your project.   It is one that is easy to fussy cut out and stamps beautifully.   The bunny could be done in many different colors.   I used a dark brown because it made me think of a chocolate bunny (a tradition to have one in my Easter baskets when I was growing up).  

The card base was accented with Journey Silks and the grass look die from the Border Details die set.  I popped out the bunny rectangle piece with Journey Foam Squares to give the card a bit of dimension.  

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Easter Bunny Stamp Set AT-0053 Set of 2 stamps
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Sweet Pear Card Stock CS-0095
Green Olive Card Stock CS-0113
Outrageous Pink Silk IP-0109
Sour Lemon Silk IP-0110
Turbo Teal Silk IP-0119
Electric Lime Silk IP-0108
Cosmic Grape Silk IP- 0117
Dark Roast Stamp Pad IP-0050
Lavender Fusion Stamp Pad IP-0036
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 small OR AD-0085 medium
Journey Rectangles Die Set DI-0041 set of 12 dies
Border Details Die Set DI-0147 set of 5 dies
Journey Platinum Machine (die cutting) TO-0090
OR
Amaze Die Cutting Machine TO-0134 

 Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easter Cards Day 1 of 3 - Fun Stampers Journey

Easter this year is Sunday, April 16th which is three weeks away.  So you should have time to order supplies if needed and receive them in time to make your cards, gifts, and scrapbook pages.   I will be posting card ideas the next three days to help to inspire you.


This card just made me smile.   We always decorated Easter eggs as kids.   It was fun to see what we could create.   I remember making faces on them with stickers, but most were colored eggs.   We often used a wax white crayon on the eggs and then dyed over the drawing.   Gave us some interesting designs.

There are a couple of Fun Stampers Journey stamp sets that would be really cute for decorating eggs.
Eggmojis SS-0415  set of 27 stamps
     Stamps are eyes, mouths, glasses, noses, smiles, lips, mustaches and beard.
     So many choices.
Dapper Easter Egg Dies    Di-0289  set of 4 dies
Mrs Egg AT-0230 set of 4  (shown above)
Mr Egg AT-0229  set of 4
Egg Crates ST-0129 set of 6 --- each crate will hold 6 eggs. 
Page 24 through 35 of the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog is loaded with items for Easter.

Fun Stampers Journey Products I used for this card:

Happy Easter  Stamp Set AT-0231 set of 2 stamps
Mrs. Egg Stamp Set AT-0230 set of 4 stamps
Egg Party DI-0286  set of 1  Bloom Benefit
Doily Die DI-0105 set of 1
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Beach Ball Card Stock CS-0088
Bubble Gum Card Stock CS-0099
Bubble Gum Stamp Pad IP-0058
Cocoa Powder Stamp Pad IP-0016
White Liner Tape  AD-0001
Craft Glue AD-0111
Journey Gold Silk IP-0096
Journey Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077

Journey Platinum Machine (die cutting) TO-0090
OR
Amaze Die Cutting Machine TO-0134 


Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available




Monday, March 20, 2017

Background Technique - Using Cling Wrap, Splashes, and Silks - Fun Stampers Journey

I'm learning more and more as time goes by.   I have been a card maker for years, literally, and there is still so much to learn and to share too.   The other day I did a Facebook Live Feed showing how I created these backgrounds that I used to create the cards below.    Amazing what can be done with cling wrap, Journey Splashes, Journey Silks, and some water.

Facebook Live Feed Tutorial ... Cling Wrap Background
(NOTE:  you may need to be a member of Facebook to view this)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:


Splashes used:
   Lavender Fusion IP-0077
   Shimmer Gold  OR Journey Gold (same product)  IP-0081
   Lemongrass  IP-0078
Re-inkers used:
   Cool Pool  RI-0073
   Summer Days  RI-0042
   Grape Fusion RI-0033
Card Stock:
    Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Adhesives:
    White Liner Tape  AD-0001
     Craft Glue AD-0111
Journey Platinum Machine (die cutting) TO-0090
OR
Amaze Die Cutting Machine TO-0134 
 

:
 Brush Gold Card Stock is stiffer, so I used gold staples under the band.

Lavender Fusion Card Stock  CS-0017
Journey Brush Gold Card Stock CS-0134
Journey Days Stapler TO-0118
Brush Gold Staples TO-0119
Create a Bow Mini Die  DI-0103



Daisy Steel Rule Die  SR-0002
Border Details Die DI-0147  
Journey Gold Silk IP-0096
Lavender Fusion Card Stock  CS-0017
Green Card Stock of your choice.




Journey Brush Gold Card Stock CS-0134
Cascading Stars Die DI-0146


 This is the one in my video, I stated I wasn't sure I liked
the outcome of the background.  Really pleased with it now
that it has been made into a card.

Cool Pool Card Stock CS-0118
Summer Days Card Stock CS-0033
Cosmic Grape Silk  IP-0117
Create a Bow Mini Die  DI-0103  (this bow held together with White Liner Tape)
     Whip Cream Card Stock is more flexible, so I did not use staples on this one.
Stripe Band Die DI-0264

Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today.   If you have any questions, please let me know.

 Don't Forget: 


I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.   

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I'm Celebrating By Giving Some Gifts to my Customers - Fun Stampers Journey


As you many of you already know I celebrated my one year anniversary as Coach with Fun Stampers Journey on March 7.   In April, I have another reason to celebrate as I have a birthday in April.   So with two great reasons to celebrate, I decided it would be fun to give thank you gifts to each of my customers who place/placed an order from March 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017.    Each customer who orders will automatically receive a FREE copy of the NEW Spring into Summer Mini Catalog as a thank you from me.

IMPORTANT NOTE:   This Celebrating Promotion is not sponsored or endorsed by Fun Stampers Journey.   It is my own personal promotion for my customers.  

  #3 – Contents:   

 1 Fun Stampers Journey Spring Into Summer Mini Catalog – one per customer.
(and as a surprise a “few” of these will have an extra item in the envelopesuch as a
Bloom Benefit or ATS or ???) 



Then I also have 2 Fun Filled Gift Packs that I will be giving away … there will be two lucky winners drawn April 16, 2017  To be eligible, just place/or have placed an order between March 1, 2017 and April 15, 2017 using me as your Fun Stampers Journey Coach.     Orders may be placed through my business website:  http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector  If you have an order of $150 or more (before tax & shipping), please contact me first so I can set this up as a party order for you.   This way you will be eligible for hostess rewards for the party order.


Chances Given for each order placed – these will be used to draw for the 2 Fun Filled Gift Packs.
$00.01 to $25.00 – 1 chance
$25.01 to $50.00 – 2 chances
$50.01 to $75.00 – 3 chances
$75.01 to $100.00 – 4 chances
  (each $25 added will give you one more chance)  

Here are the two Gift Packs: 


  #2 Contents: 

       Carved Flourish AC-0229
       Flock Together AT-0214
       Just Because AT-0183
       Stay Wild AT-0207
       Vintage Lace AC-0166

#1 Contents:

     Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
     Under the Sea Die Set DI-0110
     Under the Sea Stamp Set SS-0085
     Journey Foam Squares AD-0084
     Blown Up Die DI-0171 (perfect for making balloon shapes)
     Ink Splat  AT-0108
     Beary Best Die Set DI-0190
     Beary Best Stamp Set AT-0191
     Journey Sequins Blue Skies AC-0113
     Journey Silver Silk   IP-0090


 


The first date I can start shipping the new mini is March 27, 2017.    That way everyone who has placed a order by then should have it by the April 1st.  Then orders placed after the 27th, I will mail your catalogs within a day or two of your order being placed.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

March 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Promotions:





(Click on photos to enlarge.)

There are so many gift ideas and projects you can make with these three items.
Mini Book ST-004
Journey Days Clipboard ST-0126
Day by Day Clip ST-0127

and how wonderful to have them on sale for 30% during the month of March.

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or questions about an order, becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available