April 25, 2011

Nautical Father's Day

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's card features some of the upcoming products from the new Summer Mini.  I just love the new stamp set, paper, and baker's twine.  This is not my original design (surprise, surprise).  One of the donators from Feed My Starving Children wanted a Father's Day card with history ... this one fit the bill.

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April 21, 2011

Easter Lattice Cross

Hi Stamping Friends.  With Easter just around the corner, I thought it is a good time to show an Easter Card.  Have to admit it's another CASE (from Linda Aarhus, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator).  The card stock colors are Blushing Bride, Soft Suede and Whisper White (embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder).  The Soft Suede is punched using the lattice die, then the cross is cut out from the lattice piece.  The Blushing Bride flowers is cut from the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die are lightly sponged with Regal Rose ink.  The heart in the center is punched from the Owl Punch on Shimmery White card stock.  The sentiment is from the Easter Blossoms stamp set (soon to be gone with the Occasions Mini catalog with ends April 30).

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April 20, 2011

Concord Lattice Daisies

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's card is actually my own design ... see I CAN do it.  I wanted to play with my new toys from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog (sorry, can't post for another week).  The daisies are punched from a new triple punch that is soooo cool.  It can punch out three different flowers with one punch!  The rest of the card recipe is as follows:  Background -- perfect plum, followed by Concord Crush and Whisper White, accented with Daffodil Delight.  The Concord Crush card stock is cut from the lattice die and placed behind the flowers, but before I adhered the lattice work, I stamped Dot, Dot, Dot in Concord Crush.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Thanks for Caring, which was punched using the Large Oval Punch, with an accent of daffodil delight piece punched using the Scallop Oval Punch.  The ribbon is the 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon.

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April 19, 2011

Inlaid Olives

Hello Stamping Friends.  Today's card is yet another CASE from a fellow demonstrator.  I DO have some of my own ideas, just not today.  It just goes to show that you don't "have" to be creative to be a demonstrator (interested in becoming a demonstrator -- either as a hobbyist [just receive discounts] or as a business, click here or email me).

This is a card that we made at our club last night.  The olives are made by punching old olive ovals using the tiny oval punch, and the pimentos punched in real red using the itty bitty shapes circle punch.  They are then adhered to the black cardstock and run through the Big Shot using the square lattice embossing folder.  The black layer is glued onto the real red cardstock with the Tombow glue, and then adhered to the whisper white card base.  The sentiment is from the Cheers to You stamp set punched out using the Decorative Label punch, framed with real red also punched with the decorative label punch.

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April 18, 2011

Build A Blossom Fish

Hello Stamping Friends.  Isn't this just the cutest card.  It is a CASE from another demonstrator, Lisa Freeman (who got it from one of her customers), but it's just so adorable.  We made this at a workshop yesterday ... what fun!

Okay, onto the card ... the colors are Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Whisper White, and for the fish, Daffodil Delight.  The body of the fish are punched using the Blossom Petals punch, and the fins are stamped and cut out using the Build A Blossom stamp set.  The Teeny Tiny Wishes was used for the sentiment.  The bubbles are punched using the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, glitzed with a few Rhinestones.

Reminder ... the Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30th.  You don't want to miss out on some of your favorite stamps or punches!  Click here to place your supply order.


April 15, 2011

Soft Subtles Scene

Hi Stamping Friends.  Don't you just love the softness of this scene.  It is soooooo easy to do.  I got the idea from Michelle Zindorf (brayer and sponging guru).  The background is done by simply smearing each of the spot inks from the spots subtles collection across Whisper White card stock.  Smear in this order ...

Grass -- Certainly Celery, then streaks of Wild Wasabi
Sky -- Fill background with Bashful Blue, then streaks of Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Pretty in Pink
Mountains -- One side swish Marina Mist, the other side Perfect Plum
Sun or Moon -- Punch 1-1/4" circle out of scraps for the mask and sponge or daub in so saffron.
That's it! 

After you create the background (each one will look different) simply stamp Lovely as a Tree in Black Stazon.  To get the pretty blossoms on the trees, use regal rose, wild wasabi and perfect plum markers and just make a bunch of dots.  Then highlight with a white gel pen.

The black frames are optional (using the photo corner punch).

If you would like to see a video of this technique, please leave me a comment.  You will be amazed how easy and fun this is!

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April 12, 2011

Bold Blossom Thank You

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is a CASE from one of my downline girls, Jessica.  I needed a quick and easy card, and this set, Bold Blossom, was perfect.  The base of the card is in Rose Red stamped with one of the flowers, also in rose red.  The Certainly Celery and Whisper White pair nicely together.  The flowers are punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional, then topped with a rhinestone.  The certainly celery satin ribbon completes the card.

This stamp set is also featured in the upcoming Summer Mini catalog, which I can't show you yet.  One of the advantages of becoming a demonstrator is being able to order new products from upcoming catalogs a month before everyone else.  If you would like to join my team, click here.  I'd love to have you join us.

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April 11, 2011

Plane and Simple Get Well

Hi Stamping Friends.  The coordinator for the card ministry at church requested a get well guy card, so today's card features one of the stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog which ends April 30th.  Plane and Simple is the stamp set and plain and simple is the card.  The colors are Concord Crush and River Rock.  The image is stamped on Whisper White.

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April 09, 2011

Nature Walk Polished Stone

Hi Stamping Friends.  Okay, I'm on another "kick".  I put away my tulip frame embossing folder (for a day or so), and now I'm using the faux polished stone technique for a bunch of cards.  The top card uses tempting turquoise and certainly celery, and the bottom uses concord crush and pear pizzazz.  The stamp set for the flowers is Nature Walk, colored with markers.  The bird in from the Four Frames sneak peak set. 

You can set the four frames set FREE for hosting a workshop, or for cost if you purchase $20 worth of Stampin' Up! products.  Click here to see the promotion.

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April 07, 2011

Faux Patent Leather

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's cards feature a faux patent leather look.  The bottom card was my first attempt, the top one is the card we made at our Girl's Night Out class.  The technique is pretty cool ... you just take pieces of masking tape (normal stuff, not painter's tape), and rip it into pieces and adhere  onto a piece of 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 piece of white card stock (I didn't use my good stuff, used cheap stuff).  For the top card, I spread really red ink all over the taped cardstock.  Then use a sponge and smear it all over.  That fills in the cracks, too.  After that, apply Versamark, and clear embossing powder.  Heat using the heat tool.  Once cool, place in Big Shot using the Top Note die.  (The bottom card was done using early espresso ink).

After embossing, the real red turned more poppy parade, so that's what I paired the rest of the card with.  Poppy parade and soft suede (embossed using the square lattice embossing folder).  The flower stamped in En Francois, then run through the Big Shot with the Fun Flowers die.  The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set, and the ribbon is the poppy parade 1/2" polyester ribbon.  Oh, and we can't forget the rhinestone in the flower.

Of course, both cards look so much prettier in real life!

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April 05, 2011

Lattice Confirmation Cross

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's card is another one from our card ministry.  The cross is made from the lattice die in brushed gold.  Thanks to Gretchen Barron for the wonderful idea.  The dove is from one of the movers and shapers dies in shimmery paper. Also in shimmery paper is a 1" strip placed on a 2-1/4 piece of whisper white scalloped with the scallop border punch on both top and bottom.  The main card is simply whisper white, with another layer of whisper white embossed using the square lattice embossing folder.  The computer generated sentiment is punched using the 1-3/8" punch.  Of course, this card is soooo much prettier in real life!

Are you interested in starting a card ministry at your church in the Milwaukee/Metro area?  Email me and I'll explain all the details.  All you have to do is get the people together, I provide all the ideas and materials.  It is rewarding for the recipients as well as the card makers.

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April 04, 2011

Baptism Cards

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today's cards are not 100% Stampin' Up!, but they sure are pretty.  These were used for one of my card ministry classes.  The cardstock is either bashful blue or pink pirouette.  The shimmer paper embossed using the tulip folder just makes it look so classy.  The ovals were die cut from the ovals #2 die, and the white satin ribbon adds a nice touch.  The sentiment was done on the computer and punched using the 3/4" circle punch.  The dove was glittered with dazzling diamonds and so were the circles on the cross.  Way prettier in real life!

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April 02, 2011

Updated Clearance Items

Click here to view clearance items

Hi Stamping Friends.  The Clearance items have been updated!  Wow, if you were needing a few more markers, inks, or paper from some of the discontinued items since the color renovation, now is the time to shop!

While supplies last, you will also be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Click here to place your order today.

April 01, 2011

Spring Promotion

Hi Stamping Friends.  New promotion for April. 

Simply spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.


Host a $350 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

To set up your April workshop, please email me.