Friday, August 30, 2013

15% OFF Butterfly Bundle

Right now, through September 30, you can get the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and Bitty Butterfly punch at a discounted price!

Butterfly bundle

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The bundles include the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (in wood mount or clear mount), and the Bitty Butterfly punch. Be sure to use these item numbers when placing your order to get the special pricing.

Item No.              Description                                         Retail Price        Discount Price

135311                 Butterfly Bundle (clear mount)           $30.90                $26.27

135312                 Butterfly Bundle (wood mount)          $34.90               $29.67

 

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Happy Hour Christmas

I'm still on the non-traditional Christmas color kick! Today I used Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush with Silver Glimmer paper. I love that that greeting could be changed out and this could become a birthday or a congratulations card. This is a pretty simple card, but I did throw in some hand cutting, which always looks outstanding, therefore it's always worth the effort!

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Happy Hour (132013 wood/ 126642 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Coastal Cabana card stock (131297) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 1 1/8" x 3 7/8"

    • Silver Glimmer paper (124005) - 2 pcs 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    • In-Color (2013-2015) Designer Series Paper Stack (130136) - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"



  • Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175), Strawberry Slush (131178), Jet Black Stazon (101406)

  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), and Stampin' Dimesionals (104430)


 

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Everything Eleanor Christmas

Woot woot! It's bakery share day! Today I cooked up something blue for the Pink Paper Bakery!


It's been a while since I've pulled Everything Eleanor off the shelf. This was one of my favorite stamp sets for a long time, and I still really like it! I love to use non Christmas stamp sets to create Christmas cards. It's a great way to challenge myself; and challenge = motivation. Not that I need much motivation to hang out in my stamp room!


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This card is pretty simple, except for the wreath. I wanted to have the inside of my wreath match the background. I stamped the background stamp onto a separate piece of Whisper White card stock with Soft Sky ink. Then I inked up the circle image with my Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker (not inking up the lined center). I stamped it on top of the background image. Now the circle is larger than the background, so I filled in the white by sponging in Soft Sky, very lightly, until it blended. Then I used a circle Framelit to cut out the wreath. I wanted some depth to the wreath, so I used my blender pen with a light amount Smoky Slate ink and added a very light shadow to the inside.

If that was perfectly confusing, watch my video tutorial to clear things up!
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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Everything Eleanor (131987 wood / (124164), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood/ 127802 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Island Indigo card stock (122923) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 4" x 5 1/4"

    • Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341) - 3/4" x 3 3/4"



  • Ink: Soft Sky (131181), Island Indigo (126986), and Smoky Slate (131179)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)

    • Circles Collection Framelits (130911)

    • Blender Pen (102845)

    • Silver 1/8" ribbon (132137)

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

    • Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Oh Hello & Four Frames

I picked up a super cute card sample from my upline's (Kim Allen) house, when I was in need of some inspiration, and just a little too busy to design something on my own. Some of the stamps and products were retired, but the card was SO cute, so I remade it with current (mostly) supplies. Thanks, Kim!

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello (131931 wood/ 130733 clear), Four Frames (128589 wood/ 130538 clear), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood/ 127802 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141) - 3/4" x 3 3/4"



  • Ink:

    • Daffodil Delight ink pad

    • Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers; Island Indigo (131262)

    • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (119677) - also available in the Brights Collection (131259)



  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Decorative Label punch (120907)

    • Daffodil Delight button (retired)

    • Baker's Twine, Whisper White (124262)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons and Bows is our new challenge theme at SUO Challenges. I love ribbon, and I especially love that Stampin' Up!'s ribbon matches the paper! I tied up a pretty little "package" for my SUO Challenges design team card.

Tag-It-Stampin-Up

I two pieces Season of Style Designer Series Paper (1 3/4" x 2" and 2" x 3 1/4"), and staggered them on a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White card stock. The I added the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and the Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon, securing them on the backside with Snail adhesive. I glued the card front onto the Gumball Green card base with Tombo liquid adhesive. I love how strong this adhesive is, and I know I can depend on it to hold all my ribbon in place!

The tag is from the Tag It stamp set, which is this year's Ronald McDonald Charity House set. Three dollars from each Tag It set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald Charity House! I love this stamp set, and I love that there are coordinating Framelits to go with it! I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the totally awesome Framelits. I added the tag to my card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, and then tied the ribbon together in a knot and added that with a glue dot; so easy!!

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Tag It (130300 wood/ 130303 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Gumball Green card stock (126840) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 3 3/4" x 5"

    • Season of Style Designer Series Paper (132340) - 1 piece 1 3/4" x 2"; 1 piece 2" x 3 1/4"



  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler (126966)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)

    • Chalk Talk Framelits (129983)

    • Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon (120992)

    • Gumball Green Stitched ribbon (126848)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




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Monday, August 26, 2013

Swallowtail, ombre style

I'm not totally sure if the ombre look is still in, but I still think the look is cool. I especially like it when it's as easy to create as this card was; no coloring involved!

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First I pulled out four colors of Stampin' Up! card stock that I thought looked like a light to dark graduation of a blue-green hue; Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo.

Next I cut a Whisper White card stock base of 3 3/4" x 5". Then it was time for the math game! I love math, and measuring; it's a sickness that I am happy to have! I did the subtraction and division and came up with a size of 1 1/8" x 3 1/2" for the panels. I cut them to size, lined them up against each other, and then stamped the Swallowtail in Basic Black ink. I glued each of the panels onto the Whisper White card stock, tied on some Whisper White Baker's Twine, and adhered the entire layer to an Island Indigo card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail background (131943 wood/ 129216 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Island Indigo card stock (122923) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and 1 1/8" x 3 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 3 3/4" x 5"

    • Soft Sky card stock (131203) - 1 1/8" x 3 1/2"

    • Pool Party card stock (122924) - 1 1/8" x 3 1/2"

    • Coastal Cabana card stock (131297) - 1 1/8 x 3 1/2"



  • Ink: Basic Black (126980)

  • Accessories:

    • Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bitty Butterfly CAS (clean and simple)

I saw this very cute card layout at a Demonstrator event recently. The card was Christmas themed, but I thought it would be cute with a Bitty Butterfly. A beautifully embellished card doesn't get much easier than this!


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First punch the Bitty Butterfly out of a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Then turn the Postage Stamp punch upside down, and slide the butterfly punched piece into the punch; center the butterfly before punching. Next glue the Calypso Coral square on top of the 1 3/8" square of Whisper White. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the punched butterfly piece and adhere on top of the Calypso Coral. Then add the pearls.
Today is the last day for the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection early bird special! Don't miss the opportunity for exclusive projects and card designs! Today over at Create with Connie and Mary, Connie is offering a free tutorial and blog candy! Hop on over for your chance to win!Stampin' Supplies:

  • Express Yourself (130336 wood/ 130339 clear – hostess only set, available with a qualifying order)

  • Paper:

    • Calypso Coral card stock (122925) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and 1" square

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 4" x 5 1/4", and 1 3/8" square



  • Ink: Calypso Coral (126983)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Bitty Butterfly punch (129406)

    • Postage Stamp punch (122344)

    • Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

    • Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon (130018)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




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Friday, August 23, 2013

Tags 4 You, and Washi too!

I'm still cooking up Halloween stuff! I'm pretty sure I'm going to be going Halloween crazy from now through the end of October. I think it's funny that my daughter has had the Halloween bug since April! I'm not kidding! She called me in April and said she knew what she was going to be for Halloween, and she started making her costume immediately. She is going to be a galaxy, LOL! She is seriously cute and creative, and I'm sure her galaxy costume is going to be perfect.

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This Halloween card was super quick to make. I started with Gorgeous Grunge, (which could be called Gory Grunge when used for Halloween), and added some Pumpkin Pie splatters and the diagonal line pattern in Basic Black. Then I added the Witches Brew Washi; so easy, rip and stick! If you get it in the wrong place, just peel and restick; it's awesome! Last I stamped the Trick or Treat images from Tags 4 You on a separate piece of Very Vanilla card stock, punched it out with the coordinating Label Bracket punch, and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I LOVE coordinating products!!
There is more blog candy over at Create with Connie and Mary!! Woohoo! So skip on over to the blog, and while you are there check out cards by designers Natasha and Debbie!
Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Tags 4 You (131820 wood/ 131823 clear), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood/ 127802 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Basic Black card stock (121045) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 4" x 5 1/4", and 3/8" x 2 1/2"



  • Ink: Basic Black (126980), Pumpkin Pie (126945)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Witches Brew Designer Series Washi Tape (132156)

    • Label Bracket punch (132153)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)




 

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gorgeous Magnificent Maple

Today is my Pink Paper Bakery share day, woohoo! I love that I get to share my goodies on that fabulous blog! This card isn't necessarily sweet, but maple syrup is sweet. So now you have a connection!


 

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I used the Magnificent Maple single stamp, from the Holiday Mini, and stamped it repeatedly onto Naturals White card stock, in So Saffron ink. Then I inked up the stamp again, in So Saffron, and randomly sponged Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze onto it, using my Sponge Dauber. A quick huff of hot air (I'm full of that), and then stamped it onto a small piece of Naturals White card stock. Here's the fun part....then I cut it out, by hand. We are getting so spoiled with all those framelits! Before adhering this gorgeous leaf to my card, I sponged the edges with Cajun Craze. The sentiment is from Lots of Thanks, and inked in Soft Suede.

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Magnificent Maple (131868 wood only), and Lots of Thanks (129687 wood/ 129690 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Cajun Craze card stock (119684) - 4 1/4" x 11 (scored at 5 1/2")

    • Naturals White card stock (102316) - 4" x 5 1/4"



  • Ink: So Saffron (126957), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Cajun Craze (126965), and Soft Suede (126978)

  • Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Today, over at Create with Connie and Mary, they are having a challenge! Pop on over to check it out, and have fun by participating! While you are there, check out the details on the Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection subscription. It's one heck of a deal!
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pleasant Poppies panel card

Sometimes I find that using a large stamp image, can be difficulit. Making a panel card is a great way to show off a scene, or give a large image some interest. I am still in love with the Pleasant Poppies background stamp, and I think it works great for this technique. I love the visual depth of this card!

Pleasant-Poppies-Stampin-Up

I started by stamping the Pleasant Poppies stamp onto a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I used Jet Black StazOn ink, so I wouldn't have problems with it running when I colored in the image. Next I squeezed the lid of my Calypso Coral ink pad into the pad to create an ink spot on the inside of the lid. I used an Aqua Painter to color in the image. When working with non-watercolor paper, it's very important not to saturate the card stock. I started off coloring in an entire flower with a very light amount of color, and then added color in the areas that I wanted a little darker.

When I finished coloring, I cut my image into three equal panels, 1 1/2" wide, and then mounted them on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock with Stampin' Dimensionals. I wanted a neutral color background, but I also wanted some subtle interest, so I used Natural Composition Specialty card stock for the base. I love the variety of clear embossed images on this card stock! I wasn't so sure about the music note pattern with the poppies, but I love music and flowers, so I guess that means they go together! Duh!

I finished off the card with a sentiment banner from the hostess-only set, Express Yourself. Of course, you can get this exclusive stamp set by placing a qualifying order!

 

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Pleasant Poppies background (132061 wood/ 129499 clear), and Express Yourself hostess-only set (130336 wood/ 130339 clear).

  • Paper:

    • Natural Composition Specialty card stock (126917) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Calypso Coral card stock (122925) - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (cut into 1 1/2" panels after stamping), 1/2" x 3" (banner)



  • Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Calypso Coral (126983)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)





Have you checked out Create with Connie and Mary today? Deb Currier is offering a FREE tutorial and blog candy!!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament

When I first saw Festive Flurry, I thought, I already have snowflakes! They kept calling my name, because of the matching framelit dies, and I'm so glad they did! I couldn't make cool ornaments like this with my other snowflake stamp sets.


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I used the Silver Encore pad from the Holiday Mini catalog on the larger snowflake. I love the Silver Encore pads, but they take forever to dry. Since I don't have forever, or even 5 minutes, I add clear embossing powder to mine, and heat set it; that only takes one minute ☺, and saves me from yucky, inky fingers.

The top snowflake is Island Indigo, on Whisper White card stock, also cut with the most awesome Festive Flurry Framelits. I stacked the two snowflakes with Stampin' Dimensionals, and added a short piece of Silver 1/8" ribbon between the layers.

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There are three Whisper White card stock layers to this card. The top one is 4" x 5 1/4", and the two bottom layers are 3 3/4" x 5". I ran the top layer through my Big Shot with an Oval from the Ovals Collection framelit dies. I ran another piece of white card stock through with an oval one size smaller, and then adhered the two layers together. I set the matted layer on top of the last layer, and adhered my snowflake where I wanted it. Next, I lifted the mat off and glued the ribbon in place. Then I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the backside of the mat and positioned it back over the snowflake layer. Last I added a Silver 1/8" Ribbon bow with a glue dot, and topped the snowflake with a rhinestone.

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Ok, time to take an intermission to talk about Create with Connie and Mary's Fall Collection!! Don't miss out on the early bird special, only $19.95 for lots of exclusive tutorials by fabulous designers! Today Melissa and Elizabeth have cards to share, and blog candy!!! So check it out!


Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamp Set:

    • **Festive Flurry (131778 wood/ 131781 clear)



  • Paper:

    • Island Indigo card stock (122923) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

    • Whisper White card stock (100730) – 2 pieces 3 3/4" x 5", 1 piece 4" x 5 1/4"

    • Extra Whisper White card stock for snowflakes



  • Ink: Silver Metallic Encore (132142), Island Indigo (126986)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

    • **Festive Flurry Framelit dies (132193)

    • Ovals Collection Framelit dies (129381)

    • Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137)

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    • Glue Dots (103683)




**Purchase the Festive Flurry Bundle (stamp set and framelits), and get a discount!

  • Festive Flurry Bundle wood mount – item#133284

  • Festive Flurry Bundle clear mount – item#133285


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Monday, August 19, 2013

Toil and Trouble, and Washi!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Halloween, and that I'm excited about joining Connie & Mary's design team for the Create with Connie & Mary Fall Collection?!!!  So, anyway, I'm already starting to get my Halloween mojo going, and I usually hold off on that until Sept 1st (on the dot, because I'm OCD like that!).

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I'm still playing with Toil & Trouble, because it's pretty awesome. I made a pretty simple card here with the skull and cross bones, and Witches Brew Designer Washi tape. I got a little fancy with the eyes, but don't they look so cool?! It was totally worth it!

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I stamped the skull onto a piece 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" Pumpkin Pie card stock. I used my blender pen and Basic Black ink to fill in the image a little more, because it wasn't dark enough for my liking. Next I used a craft knife and carefully cut out the eyes and nose. After sponging the edges, I popped up the Pumpkin piece on top of a piece of 1" x 1" Basic Black card stock, using Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I slipped the rhinestones into the eye sockets. Totally cool! Then I sent a picture to my daughter, because I was a little proud of myself, LOL! The simple things!

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Toil and Trouble (131724 wood/ 131727 clear), Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood/ 127802 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Basic Black card stock (121045) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and 1" x 1" (goes behind Pumkin piece)

    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 4" x 5 1/4"

    • Pumpkin Pie card stock (105117) - 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"



  • Ink: Basic Black (126980)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Witches Brew Designer Series Washi Tape (132156)

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

    • Stampin' Sponges (101610)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    • Craft Knife (non-Stampin' Up!)




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