Well, I can sure tell that the school year is again underway…I’m finding it more difficult to find time to share projects here on my blog now that I’m back at work!! So, if I miss a few days, you’ll know why!!
Today’s card is a quick card to create. It uses Stampin’ Up’s! Flowering Flourishes stamp set and the colors Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Bow is just a simple knot made using Victoria crochet trim.
NOTE: I’m currently offering a “Mystery Hostess” workshop order in conjunction with an event I’m hosting this weekend. Registration for the event is now closed, but anyone can participate in the mystery hostess event by placing a $25 or more product order with me by 8 pm (CST) Sunday, September 15. All those who order will be entered into a drawing for AT LEAST $25 of FREE Stampin’ Up! product ($ amount depends on workshop total). Here’s how you can get in the drawing:
- Simply place a $25 or more product order (before shipping/handling) in MY online store (you can shop here)
- THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART, make sure to enter the following hostess code: 4X3TNJAS (orders who don’t use this code won’t be in the drawing).
- You need to set up a customer profile before placing your order online!
- You must enter at least one item number to have the hostess code box appear. Once it appears, then you enter in the code and continue with your order.
- Deadline to submit the order is Sunday, September 15th by 8:00 p.m.
- I will contact the Mystery Hostess winner to get their FREE merchandise choices on Monday, September 16th!
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I'm using three of my favorite retiring products for the SUO Challenge…Retiring Stampin' Up! products…to create a very simple card. The flower image is from the Just Believe stamp set. I remember when this set first came out…I KNEW from the beginning it was one stamp set I just HAD to have and purchased it first thing!! I've used it to create many cards, and am sad that it is leaving.
Another stamp set I used for this card is the Curly Cute sentiment stamp set. This was another set I purchased as soon as it was available and have used it countless times. It is just my style! I've decided this is one stamp set that I will always hang on to.
The third retiring product that I used that is my favorite is Not Quite Navy. I guess it really doesn't count as a product, because I used both paper and ink on my card. This blue was one that I used again and again. I loved the soft undertone to this blue and will miss it. (I still have some paper in my stash that I will use sparingly!)
There is a fourth retiring product used on this card as well…River Rock card stock. I didn't use this color as much as I maybe should have, but it certainly is a great color to use with Not Quite Navy.
The last element I used to create this card is my Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder. THANKFULLY this embossing folder is NOT retiring as it too is one of my favorites.
Well, there you have a few of my favorite retiring Stampin' Up! products. Even though I'm sad to see these go, I know that there will be new favorites from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog and look forward to meeting those new "friends."
We'd love to have you share your favorite retiring Stampin' Up! product with us at SUO Challenges. You can share your creation here.
The Stampin' Up! Only Challenge this time calls for a "Going Green" project. This time of year, minds naturally go toward St. Patrick's Day, but I decided to take a different road. My project came out of time spent creating for an upcoming event. I decided not to use this card for my event, but the project certainly fits this week's "Go Green" challenge.
Yes, this is a CAS (clean and simple) card, but CAS doesn't need to be "boring". The splash of yellow makes the card pop, designer paper brings life to the card and dimensionals behind the image and mattes give it depth. This would be a great card idea to create when time is in short supply. It goes together quickly and easily.
Supplies used were: Two by Two stamp set, Gumball Green ink and card stock, Daffodil Delight card stock, Be of Good Cheer designer paper (not just for Christmas!!).
I was very short on the Gumball Green dotted Be of Good Cheer designer paper. Stop back tomorrow and I'll share with you the "trick" I used for stretching the desinger paper for this card.
So, get your greens out and create a project to share with us at SUO Challenges.
I enjoy sending birthday cards to my customers who share their address and birthdate with me. If you are on my list and have a February birthday, this is the card you received from me.
I love the bright colors in the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper pack. The Happy Birthday stamp comes from the You're Amazing stamp set. I also used the Big Shot with Apothecary Accents Framelit Dies and the Stripes Embossing Folder. This was a fun and easy card to put together. To those who received them, hope they brightened your day!
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One of the new products in Stampin' Up's! 2013 Spring Catalog is Creped Filter Paper. I decided to check it out. The paper itself reminds me of tissue paper, but it is much more durable. I've seen many flowers created using this product, but I wanted to see what it looked like when stamped on. My verdict: It's a FUN to use product at a reasonable price!!
This Hello Doily card went together very quickly. I stamped the image onto a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of the Creped Filter Paper using Cherry Cobbler ink. As you can tell from the photo, the effect looks kind of "vintage-like". (Other layer sizes: Cherry Cobbler 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"; Second Creped Filter Paper 4" x 5 1/4"; Card Base – Cherry Cobbler)
I like the way that the color of the Cherry Cobbler card stock "bleeds" through the Creped Filter Paper. However, that created quite a challenge for me when I decided that I wanted to add a sentiment to the card. Whisper White card stock was too much of a contrast and didn't fit with the soft feel of the card. So, I stamped the sentiment (from the Loving Thoughts stamp set) onto a scrap piece of Creped Filter Paper, and attached it right over the stamped doily image. Here's what that looks like:
One more note about using this product. I found the adhesive of choice for the Creped Filter Paper was the Anywhere Glue Sticks. The glue sticks allowed for great adhesive coverage and didn't show through to the front.
If you've tried this new product, what are your thoughts? If you'd like to try the Creped Filter Paper for yourself, you can shop my online store here.
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Wow! Stampin' Up's! Sale-a-Bration has been in full swing for a little over one week. Have you placed your $50 product order yet? Today, I thought I'd share a project that uses mostly FREE Sale-A-Bration product that can be earned with a $50 order.
I don't think I've shared this before, but I LOVE cards that remind me of quilts. I've been seeing many of these type cards made using the Petite Curly Label punch and wanted to try my hand at it as well.
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB), Pretty Petites stamp set (SAB), Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB), Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1 3/8" circle punch
What is YOUR favorite Sale-A-Bration item in this year's catalog? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!
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If you lived locally, today would be the day to stop by my house for my SALE-A-BRATION open house. You'd have the opportunity to create two make and take projects. Since most of you reading my blog won't be attending this event, I thought I would show you the make and takes that will be created.
The first one focuses on Sale-A-Bration product and uses three of the items that can be earned with each $50 purchase. This is an easy card to re-create. The Tangerine Tango card stock is 5 1/2" x 2". The Wild Wasabi designer paper is 5 1/2" x 1 3/4". This card uses the Decorative Label Punch and Small Oval Punch as well. Sale-A-Bration products that were used include: Pretty Petites Stamp Set, Petite Curly Label Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.
This second card is a 3" x 3" size, just right to tuck in with a gift. It uses the CUTE new Pinwheels Sizzlits S Die, Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper and Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels found in the Spring 2013 catalog. The 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch were also used. Colors are Pacific Point, Old Olive and Melon Mambo. Once the pinwheel shape is cut using the Big Shot use a small brad, threaded from the back of the wheel, to construct the pinwheel shape. The 1/2" punched circle covers up the brad legs.
Both of these projects are fairly simple to create and don't need too much explaination. However, if you'd like to try them and have any questions, please feel free to contact me. (email@example.com)
Thanks for stopping for a visit. As always, love to hear your comments. Have fun stampin' it up!
The Stampin' Up! Only Challenge this time around was to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday card. Here's what I came up with. (I certainly was glad that this wasn't a complicated one this time!! I've been crazy busy with craft fairs and class preparation.)
Details: Card base is Cherry Cobbler topped with Whisper White embossed with the Holiday Frame embossing folder. Image is from the Tags Till Christmas stamp set. I colored with Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green markers. Punched with the small oval punch and then LIGHTLY sponged around edges with Cherry Cobbler. Stamp "Merry" from the Pennant Parade stamp set using Cherry Cobbler ink and attach oval image with Stampin' Dimensionals. Can't be much easier than that!
Now it's your turn to try your hand at a Clean and Simple Holiday card. Post your project at SUO Challenges.
Have fun stampin' it up!!
Here's the last hostess card my niece received at her get together last evening.
I LOVE the simplicity of this card!! Here's what you need to create it:
Supplies: Perfect Punches stamp set (W 117022, C 120516), Basic Gray card stock (for card base,121044) and ink (126981), Whisper White card stock (100730), Daffodil Delight card stock (119683), Big Shot (113439), Stripes embossing folder (123128), Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (125583), Extra Large Oval punch (119859), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
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I'm back with my second post on this World Card Making Day, and this is the third hostess card my niece received last evening. ( I posted the second card earlier today, and the first card yesterday.)
Supplies: Just Believe stamp set (W 116948, C 120453), Curly Cute stamp set (W 117014, C 120510), Calypso Coral card stock (122925) and ink (126983), Whisper White card stock (100730), Flowers are: Gumball Green (126840), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Daffodil Delight (119683) card stock, 1 3/8" Circle punch (119850), Boho Blossoms punch (119858), Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Supplies for this card can be purchased in my online store.
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Today is World Card Making Day, and I'm celebrating throughout the day. I will be sharing several posts today with different card making ideas,which will include a supply list.
The first card is another "hostess" card from last night's workshop event. (I had a GREAT time by the way…my niece and her friends had a fun time creating their project!!)
Supplies: Papillon Potpourri stamp set (W 123757, C 123759), Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (W 115370, C 127802), Raspberry Ripple card stock (126842) and ink (126859), Very Vanilla card stock (101650), Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895), Word Window Punch (119857), Scallop Border Punch (119882), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), 1 3/8" circle punch (119860), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
You can order any of these supplies here, in my online store.
What will you do to celebrate World Card Making Day?
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Tonight my niece is hosting a get-together with some of her friends and I'm excited to be able to share Stampin' Up! with the group. We'll be making a set of cards and card holder as we learn about stamping. I always give the hostess a thank you gift of cards, and this is one of the cards my niece will be receiving. I chose to make it a "thinking of you" card, but it could be any theme needed.
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Here's the fourth and final card that I demonstrated at the assisted living residence. I used it to demonstrate the "thumping" technique. Colors used were Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple. Flower is from the Button Buddies stamp set and sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.
Hope that you have enjoyed the last few days of posts I have shared. I really had a great time demonstrating card making techniques at the assisted living residence and hope that my cards have inspired you.
Have fun stampin' it up!