Archive | January 2017

Stampin’ Up! Real Red double heart Valentine

Where has January gone?  This last day of January and Valentines’ Day is just two weeks away!  The next few posts will all be dedicated to Valentines  Day.   Years before I began using Stampin’ Up! products I sent out Valentines to all my grands.  My oldest grand is 32!  Usually I would put a $5 bill inside just for a little something.  I would always be on the lookout for Doilies and remember one year I cut up Paper lace placemats to make my cards.  Now that I am a Stampin’ Up! demo I have a whole lot more products at my fingertips.  So that said, here is today’s Valentine Card.  Hope you like it.

The card Base is Whisper White Card Stock with Real Red Card Stock embossed with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Folder.  Using the scalloped Square from the Layered Squares Framelits die cut using Whisper White Card Stock and the next smaller die using the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.   I used the heart die from the MiniTreats Thinlits Dies to cut the hearts out.  The red patterned heart is from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  The White ‘love’ heart was stamped in Real Red Ink on Whisper White Card Stock using the  heart ‘love’ stamp from You’re So Sweet Stamp Set.  All layers were adhered using SNAIL Adhesive.

Whisper White Ribbon Bow  is from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo in the Occasions Catalog and adhered with a Glue Dot.

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The sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set stamped in Real Red on Whisper White Card Stock  the banner was first stamped in Real Red on Whisper White using the Number of Years Stamp Set and punched out using the Duet Banner Punch.  The banner was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Real Red Embellishments are Enamel Shapes from the Brights set.

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The inside was finished by layering Whisper White on the back.  The flowers are from the Love and Affection Stamp Set. The Sentiment is stamped in Real Red from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.

Here are the products that I used in this product.

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Celebrate Love! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is everyone’s favorite holiday!  What is NOT to like about Chocolates, Flowers and pretty Valentine Cards?  When I was in elementary school (during the Dark Ages), we use to bring a shoebox to school and decorate it with colored paper and sometimes pictures cut from magazines and of course our own  art work.  Wish I had some pictures of those early Valentine Boxes!  Then we would each go around the room ‘delivering’ Valentines.  We always had a little party with pink punch and cookies.  Fond memories.

This pretty stamp Bundle – Sealed with Love is  in the Occasions catalog.   Real Red and Whisper White just shout Valentines day!

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The card base is Whisper White Card Stock with a layer of Real Red Card Stock.  The sentiment is stamped in Real Red Ink using the Love-Note Stamp from Sealed with Love Stamp Set.  I then die cut the oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits set.  The DSP is Sending Love DSP Stack!  Lot’s of pretty paper in this little 6 X 6 DSP Stack.  The sentiment was then adhered to the top of the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The two featured squares were die cut from Whisper White Card Stock using the scalloped Square in the Layering Squares Framelits set.  Next layer is from the Sending Love DSP Paper Stack, cut using the plain sided square dies in the next size smaller.  The pretty hearts are die cuts in Whisper White using the Love Notes Framelits Dies  as are the arrows die cut in Real Red Card Stock.

Added the hearts from enameled shapes on each end,  It was then die cut using an oval die from the Layered Ovals Framelits.  Next I cut the back ground for the oval from ………dsp using the next size up oval die cut.  This was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Squares were adhered to each other and to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.  The hearts and arrows were adhered using the Fine Tip Glue Pin.  Just between the sentiment and the

Sending Love Ribbon Combo pack has the sweet narrow 1/8″ grosgrain Whisper White Ribbon adhered across the Real Red Card Stock securing it in the back of the card.  Two small pieces of the ribbon were tied once just above each square and trimmed close to the knot.

To finish the front I added the two hearts from the Bright Enameled Shapes.

 

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The inside was quickly finished by layering Real Red Card Stock with Whisper White Card Stock and adhered to the back inside with SNAIL adhesive.  The sentiment is from the Sealed with Love Stamp set and stamped in Real Red Ink.

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Just a Note cute card

Oh, this stamp set is sooo cute!  And best of all it is FREE!  If you order $50 or more between now and March 31, 2017,  you may choose a free item from the SALE-A-Bration catalog!  So many to choose from, and this surely must be the cutest in this little catalog.

This little chicken just screams bright colors.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock layered with Basic Black Card Stock card base.  The bright yellow of course is Daffodil Delight  Ink and Card Stock. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp set.   I stamped the little hen using Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the new Water Color Pencils I used Daffodil Delight, rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay.  Then using an Aquapainter I blended all the colors to get this colorful Hen!  The Bermuda Bay background was first dry embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

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Here is the same hen,  using Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crumb Cake for the background colors.  There are so many combinations that you would use to play with this stamp set.

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The inside of the Bermuda Bay Colorwise, Adorable little greeting chick!

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The inside of the Melon Mambo Colorwise.

The products that I have used in these cards are listed at the end of this blog.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used in these cards:
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Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point suitable to be a masculine sympathy card

Today I am featuring a Masculine Sympathy Card.  Sometimes those are hard to come up with.  This one has a base of Whisper White Card Stock.  Pacific Point Card Stock is the next layer on the front with  a piece of   Party Animal DSP on the upper 1/2 adhered with Snail adhesive.  Whisper White 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Sending Love Ribbon Combo/Occasions Catalog) attached on the back on the left before adhereing the piece to the front of the card.  Later I added three larger pearl embellishment (Pearl Basic Jewels).

Next I stamped the lovely simple flower image from the Artistically Asian Stamp Set \ in Pacific Point Ink on Whisper White  Card Stock.  It was then easy to match an oval die  from Stitched Framelits (now available again!)  Then using the next size up oval from the Layered  Ovals Framelits dies I die cut an oval in Pacific Point Card Stock.  This was then adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a little “dimension”.

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The Sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and is stamped in Pacific Point Card Stock on Whisper White Card Stock.  It is also die cut using Oval Stitched Framelits and the next size up oval from the Layered Ovals Framelits.  Again it was adhered to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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The inside was finished by layering Pacific Point Card Stock on the Whisper White Card Base.  The image was stamped in the lower left  corner of the Whisper White Card Stock Layer in Pacific Point Ink.  I stamped off one time to make the image a bit ‘dimmer’ on the inside.  All layers were adhered using SNAIL adhesive.  At the bottom of this blog is the list of products that I have used in this card.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used:

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Stampin’ Up! Peekaboo Peach Lift Me Up Thank You Card

So it’s Saturday in the North Georgia Mountains!  Last Saturday it was 7 degrees and 3″ of new snow on the ground.  Today it will reach 70 (or a bit higher) and the sun is shining!  We still had snow on the ground as late as last Wednesday.  During the snow storm I pictured this happy card and began to pull supplies to put it together.  I have to admit that I used the Mojo Design Challenge for my basic card design.

Peekaboo Peach is one of those colors that just say “happy”!  The new Occasions Catalog has this really cute Stamp Set : Lift Me Up with a matching Up and Away Thinlits Die Set.

For this card base I used Stampin’ Up! Peekaboo Peach Card stock with the lower half of the front is Designer Series Paper ” Carried Away” from the Sale-A-Bration  Catalog. Free!! Yes I said free, for each $50 that you spend between now and March 31 you may choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Free is always Fun!img_5809_edited-1

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock was then cut in a short piece, corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder and stamped using Watermelon Wonder Ink and the smaller air balloon stamp.  This was adhered to the left 1/3 of the front.

The round design is made by die cutting a large circle out of Peekaboo Peach Card Stock,  then next smaller die cut circle from the Carried Away DSP.  The circles are from the Layering Circles Framelits Set.

The Square design was completed by die cutting a larger scalloped square from Watermelon Wonder Card Stock.  The next size smaller scalloped square die was used to cut Whisper White Card Stock after the Sentiment was stamped in Watermelon Wonder.  The scalloped dies are from the Layered Squares Framelits set.

The little Watermelon Wonder Dots that embellish the Thank You sign are from the 2016-2018  Color Enamel Shapes.

The little clouds floating in air are Whisper White, cloud is stamped in Smoky Slate and die cut. The clouds were adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.img_5812_edited-1

The inside was completed by layering Watermelon Wonder with Whisper White Card Stock. The balloons were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder Ink.  The clouds are stamped in Smoky Slate.

All layers were adhered by using SNAIL adhesive.

Scroll down to the end to see a list of the products used in making this card.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used:

Product List

Ballon Adventure, Party Animal DSP and Tangerine Tango Card Stock Birthday Card

Don’t you just love ALL the great things you can do with the new Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures Stamp Set paired with the new Party Animal Designer Series Paper.  For this card I chose the great Tangerine Tango Card Stock for my base card.  I then paired it with Crushed Curry Card Stock and Emerald Green Card Stock to make this bright Birthday Card.

To create the front I used the new (soon to be available on January 16th), Stitched Framelits Dies so beautifully enhance the three die cuts.  Emerald Green, Party Animal DSP and topped with Whisper White Card Stock.  The Sentiment if fro the Ballon Adventures Stamp Set and stamped in Emerald Green Ink.

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The sentiment was adhered with SNAIL.  The completed sentiment item was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Emerald Green 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon was adhered to the front and secured behind the Crushed Curry Layer.  The two little balloons are from the Party Animal Embellishments in the Occasions Catalog.  They are tied to the Emerald Envy Ribbon with Whisper White Bakers Twine.  The pretty die cut bow is Crushed Curry die cut using the die from the Ballon Pop-Up Thinlits Set.

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The inside of the card was finished by layering Crushed Curry and Whisper White.  I stamped the pretty party ‘squiggles’ in the lower corners in Crushed Curry.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, stamped in Emerald Green Envy Ink.

The products that I used are at the end of this blog.  Just scroll down to the bottom.

 

January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

Here are the products that I used to make this card.
Product List

Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventure Child Birthday card in Emerald Envy

Snowcation!  That’s what I’ve titled today…2 1/2″ here, 14 degrees and sunny.  Our dirt road is actually melting in the sun as the thermometer has risen to 25 degrees in the shade.  Tried to get out of our little community a little while ago and ended up sideways on the hill just off of our dirt road.  Not fun,  got back on the dirt road and home.  I didn’t fancy ending up down the mountain.  That hill is rough, sun never hits it and it is the last area to melt.  The county usually salts it but apparently they haven’t made it this far yet.  The hazards of living in the mountains.

So today my card is from the Occasions Catalog that was just launched a couple of days ago.  Love the colors in it, blues, greens, yellows, and orange!  Great primary colors and perfect for kids cards or adults that are kids at heart!

Here is my card and how I made it, Balloon friendly for sure!

This suite is perfectly the coordinated.  Did I say it is difficult to decide just which die, which color, which DSP???  So many options and so pretty.  The basic Card is Emerald Envy with Party Animal Designer Series Paper on the front.  I then used the Stylized Birthday Stamp by stamping it first in Versa Mark Ink using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and then cleaned my stamp and used Emerald Envy Ink to stamp again perfectly with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for positioning on Crushed Curry Card Stock.  I then heat embossed it using the Stampin’ Up Clean Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was then die cut using the largest die from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Then layering it on a piece of Emerald Envy Card Stock and cutting the back ground piece to frame the sentiment.  I then punched the corners using the Project Life  Corner punch.

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The ribbon is Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, wrapped around the center of the Emerald Envy piece, tied at the top and made a bow.  The little party hat at the bottom is from the Party Animal Embellishments set tied to the ribbon using White Bakers Twine.  The sentiment was then adhered to the Emerald Envy piece centering the ribbon under it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The whole piece was adhered to the front of the card using Fast Fuse since it is a bit bulky and I wanted it to stay in place.

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The inside was using the wonderfully creative die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets Die set. Don’t you just love the pretty balloons that come forward when you open the card?  Using Crushed Curry Card Stock I die cut the center.  Before folding on the embossed folding lines I stamped the balloons in Emerald Envy.  And the cute groups of Balloon tethers on each side.  Before placing it down I added a small piece of the green DSP from the Balloon Adventures DSP to fit behind the adhered center piece.  I cut two strips from the same paper and covered the sides of the center using SNAIL adhesive to place them.

Whisper White envelope was stamped in Pacific Point and Crushed Curry Ink to match the card.  I will be mailing this card inside a bubble envelope as it is rather think and I don’t want it destroyed in the mail.  I think it turned out rather cute.  Fun to put together!

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OCCASIONS CATALOG WITH SALE-A-BRATION LAUNCH!

January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-4-25-15-pm

If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31! The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

Here are the products I used in this card:
Product List