December 01, 2016

Year-End Closeout Sale




Dates: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
The Year-End Closeout consists of the following:
  1. Holiday Catalog Last Chance List (view PDF) - selected items up to 50% off (available while supplies last)
    • Retiring item availability will follow these guidelines:
      • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
      • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
      • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
  2. Clearance Rack items - up to 60% off (only available while supplies last)
  3. Selected Annual Catalogs will only be discounted through January 3; (beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.)
  4. ALL of the above Year-End Closeout items can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
Additional Details:
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
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October 06, 2016

Sweater Card

Getting ready for the fall weather with a new sweater!  This is a CASE, but it's so cool using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  It's quite different than the typical embossing folder, because it is so thick.  In fact, only one clear plate is used when running it through the Big Shot. The pocket was punched with the Best Badge punch, which is the perfect size.  The buttons are simply punched with the 1/2" punch (on leftovers from the cutout of the neckline).

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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September 18, 2016

Hider Slider



It's technique time again.  This week's card is a slider card.  The skunk is used using our fox builder punch. Isn't it adorable.  Below are some instructions that may be helpful. 



My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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September 14, 2016

Warm Christmas Wishes

Finally had some time to "play" with more new toys from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  One of my favorite sets is the Cookie Cutter Bundle.  It has this adorable little Eskimo (along with other cute characters).  This simple card is made using the new Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.  I was able to get four cards per sheet of paper.

What's your favorite in the catalog?

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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September 01, 2016

Holiday Catalog Has Arrived!

The new catalog is live and ready!  As a demonstrator, I have had an entire month to try the products and so far I have not been disappointed.


Click here for pdf file

Here is one of the first cards I made as soon as I received my order!


My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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August 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Last chance to get the Thoughtful Branches bundle (or separates).  This versatile set will not be available once it is sold out.  I love everything about it!  The stamps, the framelits, the sentiments!  This is just one variation of the set.  The flower part can also be used as leaves on the tree that is included in the set.


My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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August 20, 2016

Rubber-band Stamping

Learning a new technique (or old one that is revisited) is always fun.  This technique I'm calling rubber-band stamping.  Super simple!

For this card, mask the left and right side (about 1-1/2" wide open).  Wrap a rubberband (or two) around a clear block.  That is now your stamp.  Ink it up with ink and spritz with water (lightly), and press onto card.  In this card, black Memento and Pink Flamingo ink were used.  After stamping, sponge with pink flamingo.  Remove mask and stamp with leaves from Pop of Paradise.
 

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.



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August 09, 2016

Peek-a-boo Bear


Isn't this adorable.  This was one of last month's technique cards for clubs.  When the card is closed, the center closes upon itself.  Cut out shape in center of 3 x 5-1/4’ piece.  Stamp inside image.  Attach piece with dimensionals on top and bottom.  For inside shutter, measure 4” side up 2”, then over 1”.  Find center point.  Draw triangle, which will be cut out.  Score opposite side at 1/2”.  Place points underneath hole, matching sides with sides of card.  Use strong adhesive, close onto shutter pieces.  Close card.

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.



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July 28, 2016

Christmas in July




Yes, Christmas in July.  For those "planners", we've gotten a head start on Christmas cards  Although, I have to admit, it was a little odd creating Christmas cards in 90 degree weather!!!  We will be making Christmas cards each month until December ... and will have a chance to create up to 40 cards!  Check out my class schedule for upcoming dates/times.  If you're able to join a class, please email me for your reservation.

I typically don't create cutsie cards, but these two stamp sets were hard to resist.  Perfect for dog or cat lovers alike!  Some of the class attendees were feeling "brave" and followed an example that I had done with the kitty (shown below). They decided to have some fun with the puppy and put lights all over it.  They are just drawn freehand with a black pen, then dabbed with markers for the bulbs.  And for those not-so-adventurous stampers, they did just plain, which are still quite adorable, don't you think?



My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.  And don't forget ... now until July 30th, for every $50 you spend, you get a $5 gift coupon to spend next month.



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July 21, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Alternative

I have to admit, I'm not in love with all of the Paper Pumpkin kits as they arrive ... however, making alternatives has been fun!  Here is an alternative from the March kit. 


Subscribe today so you, too, can get your package each month in the mail (around the 15th of each month).  Please select me (Karen Philipp) as your demonstrator.


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July 16, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday

My daughter-in-law asked what I have for a 21st birthday for a guy (and needed it in 15 minutes).  So, this is what I came up with.  It was a hit!  I love the Mixed Drinks set and it was perfect with the beer mug.  The foam on top even has a little sparkly with the clear wink of stella.

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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July 09, 2016

A Little Hello

Just sending a little hello.  Such a cute card, actually CASED from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  The colors are pool party, calypso coral and whisper white.  The designer paper is from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bundle for the stamp set and punch is Badges & Banners Stamp Set and Best Badge Punch.  I also used the new duet banner punch for the sentiment.  Just a nice "happy" card.

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.




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June 28, 2016

Puffy PIllows


Technique #2 -- Puffy Pillows.  Also this is a CASE, it was well received by our club members.  It's a little difficult to tell from the picture, but the pillows are actually puffy looking...and of course, everyone had to touch the sample before they got started on theirs!  The technique is very simple ... lay the pillows face down on the Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Using a rounded edge (end of aqua painter works well--stylus tip is a little harsh) just rub along the edges of each pillow, place a dimensional inside, and that's it! -- Puffy Pillows.

The stamp set is called Sitting Here, a nice "comforting" stamp.  The colors are Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, and Black.  The pillows are just colored in with different markers.

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.





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June 22, 2016

Watercolor Smoosh Version two

My deepest apologies for my followers...I think this has been the longest in between blogs.  So much going on personally.  And I really miss stamping and blogging.  Hopefully I'm back!

Today's card is from one of our technique cards.  The background I called Watercolor Smoosh V2.  Prior when watercolor smoosh was done, the block was inked and spritzed.  For this one, the "D" block was inked with bermuda bay, soft sky, and pacific point (marker).  Then the instead of spritzing the block, the watercolor paper was spritzed, then gently touched with a napkin/paper towel, then applied to the block.  Sometimes an aqua painter was used to spread the ink.

The Swirly Bird bundle is so cool!  There are so many possibilities with this set.  Flowers, boats, kites, birds....just lots of fun stuff.  A must have from this catalog!

My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two or three)?  Just click the links below and order online.



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