Stamps sing to me, paper whispers my name. Welcome to all who craft--I hope you're glad you came!
Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and life-long craftin' addict!
Will you be playing along this month? The Suite Sampler theme is the new Heart & Home collection from Stampin' Up's spring mini catalog (pages 58-61!) You'll absolutely fall in love with the sweet prints, fun stripes and lots of whitewashed woodwork patterned papers.
With the February 2022 box you'll get 1/2 a pack of the 12x12 patterned papers; coordinating cards in both 12x12 and 8.5 x 11, 1/2 a pack of the Memories & More journalling cards and matching envelopes, specialty paper samples, and a generous assortment of coordinating die cuts, punches, trims, twine and embellishments.
Not a Suite Sampler subscriber yet? Did I mention....
...you also get the password for My Layout Library included FREE with the Suite Sampler subscription?! WOW! That's another $7 value added to this already below-retail box of goodies. With more than a thousand dollars' worth of cardmaking classes, Cheat Sheets, One-Sheet Wonders and printables
To participate, simply request to start receiving the $29 invoice on the 1st of the month. Pay by the 10th ONLY when you want to participate based on the theme, announced in advance. Easy! The boxes ship out around the 15th of the Month, Priority Mail.
You're going to love it! See why this Suite Sampler program has been growing steadily for the past three years--word is getting around how generous the boxes are and how awesome it is to have everything that coordinates so you can just grab your trimmer and adhesive and sit down to create gorgeous projects.
This technique is so easy, I really hope you give it a whirl! I can't wait to play with more ink colors with these new stencils (#158142, $10/6 pack). I need more Blending Brushes so I can try ALL the colors, too!
For this one I used some of the super tiny tags from the Messages die with the Playful Alphabet dies to spell my message. I was tickled to find another use for them. Wouldn't they be cute on a scrapbook page?!
I had to make a quick video as I was making these cards, they were just TOO cute!
I could hardly put these stencils away--I just wanted to keep playing! What a lot of fun for just ten bucks. Be sure to add them to your next Stampin' Up order--you won't regret it!
Dawn (Song of My Heart's newest helper!) and I have been having the best time gathering new fancy folds for you all! Leave me a comment if you're really digging all the new EASY fun folds lately, and the increased number of videos, too.
Here's our latest collaboration, the Mini Card Front fancy fold. Basically, there's a baby card folded into a grown up card. Two cards in one--what could be better than that?!
Isn't that SO fun?!! I just love it. The size of some of the small baby-sized card panels make it a perfect use for scrap pieces of patterned paper, too. And there's lots of surface area to show off all the stamps or sayings in your coordinating sets.
Here's what I used to make mine... then check out the video of me making this card live on Facebook!
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Don't forget to leave me feedback on how you're enjoying the new fancy folds Dawn and I have been presenting! And boy, do I ever have a doozie for you next week! I can't wait to show it to you. Be sure to follow Song of My Heart on Facebook to be notified when I'm going live or have just been live. Thanks friends!
How we love Sale-A-Bration! I can't believe we're already at the half-way point of this fantastic sale. Where has January flown? There is sooo much to show you, I can barely keep up with all the FREE new goodies!
To help YOU get easy, right-to-hand ideas for all the freebies you've been earning with every $50 ordered during Sale-A-Bration 2022, I've created printable one-page idea sheets. Print them out, fold in quarters and stick right inside the stamp case's plastic cover. That way when you have time to sit down and play, you won't waste any time looking for ideas!
Way too much fun, I tell ya! The little VW bus just cracks me up. Paired with the bright patterns in the (also free) Sunshine & Rainbows Sale-A-Bration 6x6 paper stack, there's a lot of giggles going on over here.
Click here to shop for Stampin' Up with me, OR sign up to be a demonstrator and get the discount for yourself! And let me know if you have questions. I live for this stuff!
Oh, you're going to LOVE this one! I really like how this card takes just one sheet of 8.5 x 11 and turns it into something really fancy, SO FAST! Here's the card closed, and the next photos show it opening....
So it opens vertically and then horizontally, isn't that fun? What a lot of lovely space to show off your pretty papers and coordinating stamps.
And the BEST part is, it fits in a regular A-2 medium envelope! Though depending on how many layers of paper you add and whether or not you use dimensionals, it may require extra postage or hand-delivery.
I made a quick video for you to get the gist of the two scores and three cuts you'll be making to get the card base, plus the measurements for all the pieces of patterned paper. I'll put the supply list below so you can order and recreate this look exactly, if you'd like!
That wasn't hard at all, was it? I love that the way the 8.5 x 11 paper is cut leaves a huge piece for use on another card, too. I like a fancy fold even more when it isn't wasteful!
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I recently hosted a Sympathy Card class at the Studio--not always our favorite cards to make, but so important to have on hand, right? Afterwards I hosted a tiny private class for persons who needed to be extra careful due to Covid. I am HAPPY to offer multiple sessions at the Studio for you and your friends! If you see a class I'm offering and can't attend for ANY health reason, please let me know and I can arrange for just you and me another time if needed. I understand and I'm happy to help.
We made four designs, all totally different, and I wanted to share a couple of them with you today!
I made 6 scrapbook pages and 12 cards from my Suite Sampler this month! This month's box is based on the cute and playful Sweet Talk collection in the brand new Spring 2022 mini catalog from Stampin' Up.
I love this paper pack because it works for far more than just Valentines. The pastel colors worked into some of the prints, and the patterns on many of the papers will work year-round. Purple fans are going to love this pack for all the Highland Heather in it!
For access to the full Suite Sampler gallery plus samples uploaded by subscribers each month, click here (it's a free private Facebook group!) Click on Albums, and you'll see two new albums each month. One for scrapbooking fans, and one for cardmakers!
What is a Suite Sampler subscription box? Well, basically, I do a little shopping for you! I put together a generous, color-coordinated sampling of products including papers, cardstock, trims and embellishments based around one of Stampin' Up's suites, and mail it to you Priority Mail by the 15th of each month. I work hard on these boxes-- I want you to say WOW--every month!
Each month I use the box contents to create about 15 projects, both cards and pages, to show what you can do with yours! There are no stamps or ink included, so you can either work with what you already own, or decide if you want to purchase the coordinating stamp set and/or dies to go with it all. The flexibility stays in YOUR hands!
The Suite Sampler is NOT A KIT-- your box will be FULL of fun parts and pieces that match with the style and colors of the patterned papers, plus FULL sheets of 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 to coordinate. You can use my inspiration samples as a guide, or set out on your own and see where the mojo takes you!
My Suite Samplers save you TONS of money--because you won't have to purchase full packs of anything in order to try it all! You'll get to enjoy trying out all sorts of suites without a massive investment--and you'll LOVE the shot of mojo every month that a brand new box of irresistibly pretty papers and colors will give you.
Here's a sneak peek of SOME of what was in the January 2022 box!
***Please note this is the Sweet Talk January 2022 Box. If you are viewing this post after January 12th, your subscription will begin with February's box, which is themed around Stampin' Up's gorgeous new Heart & Home collection from the Spring 2022 Mini Catalog!***
1/2 Sweet Talk 12x12 patterned paper pack
12x12 Basic White, Petal Pink and Highland Heather
8.5 x 11 Real Red and Pool Party
Basic White cards & envelopes in 3 sizes
Mother of Pearl specialty paper sample
Petal Pink/Gold satin ribbon
Real Red sheer linen ribbon
Ruffled Real Red ribbon
Blushing Bride baker's twine
Petal Pink adhesive sequins
Iridescent Dots embellishments
Resin Hearts embellishments
Basic White Sweet Conversations die cuts
one month of free access to My Layout Library, and more!
Each Suite Sampler contains a totally different selection of pieces in addition to coordinating cardstock and trims. The box may include: die cuts, headlines, printables, punched elements, chipboard shapes, custom backgrounds and more!
I hope you'll give my Suite Samplers a try soon. You won't be disappointed! I pack each 12x12 box with a plethora of delightful, coordinating goodies to take all the guesswork out of creating. See why so many stampers and scrappers have decided their $29 a month was WELL SPENT!
Email me to start your invoices with the next box! Pay ONLY when you want to play that month, based on the theme, announced in advance. You've got nothing to lose! Chat soon! [email protected]
I have GOT to share this gorgeous suite with you--I haven't seen an ugly card with it yet! The Heart & Home collection was a sneak peek for Stampin' Up demonstrators recently, but now it's available for everyone! And the beautiful flowers, sentiments and paper patterns are going to win your heart like they've won ours.
Here's four of my favorite cards! I participated in a sample swap with other demonstrators and I got some doozies back!
I need more time to play!! But here's a couple of designs I made. I've been using the papers on all sorts of cards--I just love the different white wood backgrounds on the backside of each colored pattern.
I have a really great new fancy fold to share that also shows off this collection--stay tuned for a WOW Facebook live on the Song of My Heart page this week! Follow it here to make sure you don't miss it.
Check out the Heart & Home suite and individual pieces in my online store!
Thanks for shopping with me--I appreciate your business!
There's a new addition to the Kits Collection: Light the Candles—a birthday card kit you’ll be using all year!
This kit features bright colors, sparkly embellishments, and a simple peek-through technique that will make you want to party. The cards are perfect for wishing the happiest of birthdays, or to use as invitations to an exciting birthday bash! Now is the perfect time to stock up on birthday cards to use throughout the year.
Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Spot.
Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Night of Navy
When the kit's paper parts are gone, you can continue to create adorable birthday and celebration projects with the stamp set, ink spots and clear block. Helpful hint: store the ink spots inside a sealed plastic baggie to help them stay juicy!)
Not familiar with the Kits Collection?
EASY and FAST, with a variety of projects, styles, and designs to choose from.
you can create gorgeous projects without the pressure of starting from scratch.
you can have a successful, complete creative experience from beginning to end with little mess.
It's super easy to share the portable project time with a friend or co-worker!
they make fantastic gifts for beginners and avid crafters alike.
SEE exactly what the kit makes before you purchase. No surprises!
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The new Sweet Talk collection from Stampin' Up's new Spring 2022 mini catalog has perfectly patterned prints for all your Valentine projects and pages! A great assortment of both classic pink, red and white along with fresh new colors of Highland Heather, Pool Party and So Saffron, make this a paper pack you'll be able to use year-round.
I chose Sweet Talk for the featured papers for the January 2022 Suite Sampler and I've been having SO much fun making the inspiration projects for the monthly gallery! I can't wait to see what you do with your box of goodies. Along with a sheet of every pattern in the pack are five colors of 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 cardstock, matching ribbons and twines, coordinating embellishments and die-cuts!!
To subscribe to Suite Sampler (and get a free My Layout Library subscription!) just email me to request a $29 Paypal invoice (shipping is included). It will come on the 1st of the month, with that month's theme announced in advance. YOU DECIDE whether to play or not, based on your likes and needs. If you pay the invoice by the 10th of the month, your box will arrive around the 20th normally.
And if you decide you want to skip a month, just delete the invoice! SOOOO easy!
It's here! The gorgeous new Spring 2022 mini catalog from Stampin' Up is hot off the presses--and hopefully in your mailbox already! If you didn't get a hard copy and prefer to shop with one, let me know and I'll pop one in the mail free of charge. It's not to be missed!
I could go on... but I'd basically have to share the whole 90-page catalog stamp by stamp to show you everything I love about this new selection! These cards are just the tip of the iceberg. We're going to have SO much fun stamping and scrapping together this spring.
Or, join Stampin' Up on my team of demonstrators and begin getting the discount immediately! No obligation to ever host or hold parties unless YOU decide to give it a go. It could quite possibly be the best $99 you've EVER spent! http://bit.ly/joinSUnow