Easter Treat

Hi! Today I have a little Easter Treat Pocket for you which is made using the Sale-A-Bration Pretty Pocket Cards kit!  You can get this kit for FREE with a $50 US purchase (prior to S/H and tax).

SU! Stampin' Up! Pretty Pocket Cards, Basket Bunch

The box is made by taking one of the pocket cards and doing the following:

  1. Score 1/2″ in from the existing score lines (pretty much score at the tip of the arrows).
  2. Score 1/2″ out from the original score line (this is scoring on the back panel – so on one edge – score in from the edge at 1/2″
  3. Score directly below the doily design
  4. Cut 1″ below the score line made in step 3
  5. Create tabs in the middle of the bottom by cutting on the two score lines made in steps 1 & 2.
  6. Add Tear & Tape on the middle tab
  7. Add Tear & Tape on the back side of the flap under the doily (Tear & Tape cannot be shown in the picture below as it goes on the other side)
  8. Assemble box and decorate as desired.

Here is a picture of the pocket card scored and cut:

The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set and is stamped in Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock.  My little box holds jelly beans and a little Lindt Chocolate Bunny.

This is one of the projects my guests made last night at the FREE Sale-A-Bration they earned for placing a $50 order in the month of February.

Three new Sale-A-Bration products were released on Tuesday – have you checked them out yet?  Here they are in all their fabulousness!

SU! Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Shop my on-line store here to earn your FREE products today!

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Birthday Candles

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the Birthday Brights Project Kit in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! Birthday Brights Project Kit, Birthday Bright

I love shaker cards – they are fun and easy to make with the new foam strips that we sell.  Not to mention, the fun the recipient has when they open the card and shake it up!  This card is made following the directions in the kit – I always like to make one the way it is intended.  I’ll change up some of the others to share with you another day.

The kit contains the confetti for the shaker card as well as the die cut glitter birthday.  Stamps, inks and adhesives are NOT included in the kit.   I did purchase the stamp set as well – because it is very versatile on its own and I can see using it for other cards besides the kit.   What I love about the kit, how quick it is to make the card.  There are just times when we don’t have a lot of time to sit and create, so having this kit on hand makes it easy to whip up a fun card!

If you wish to give this kit a try – just click on the icon below to be taken to my on-line store.  Don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating this month – so your $50 purchase gets you a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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Birthday Blast

Wow!!  Today I am celebrating my 12th year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Hard to believe it has been that long!  I am so happy that I did – as I LOVE what I do!!

Want to celebrate with me?  For all orders placed through Sunday, Feb 5, I will send a FREE pack of embellishments to you!  Just shop my on-line store here using hostess code:  P7BEBFAP  and I will get them in the mail to you!

Now on to today’s card.

SU! Birthday Blast, masculine

I finally had a chance to play around with the Birthday Blast bundle.  Fun set and I can see lots of uses for it other than birthdays.  It would be great for 4th of July invitations or as a congratulations for any occasion – graduation, new baby, new house – the possibilities are endless!

For my version -I was going for a masculine feel – as I have many male birthdays to celebrate this month in my family.  I decided to give some depth to the card by using dimensionals on the top two layers.   My colors are Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim.  I also added a little dimension to the stars by dragging the tips over my Cherry Cobbler ink pad.  The sentiment is stamped in Dapper Denim.  Overall, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  The nice things about this – I have lots of stars I can attach to the inside of the card as well as on the outside of the envelope.

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Tarnished Hexagons

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well.  Today I have a few cards featuring a few of the products in the Urban Underground Suite and playing along with this week’s Case the Designer over at Global Design Projects #GDP072 – I rotated the sketch for my cards.  I hope you like them!

SU! Window Dressing, Urban Underground

First up is this Thanks card.  I went back to the Tarnished Foil technique shown in this post.   It is a fun technique and I love the texture it adds to the card.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping stamp set and is embossed in silver.  The Designer Paper is from the Urban Underground Specialty Pack.  I added a bit of Silver thread behind the sentiment – that is wrapped around my fingers a few times and adhered to the back of the sentiment using snail.  I then pulled and pushed to make it a little less studied.

The second card is a birthday card – I have quite a few male birthdays in the family this month – and think some of them will appreciate this card.

After embossing the panel in the Thanks Card – I realized I wanted more of the StaZon to show – so I applied more of it to the foil before embossing for this card.  I love the mix of the silver tin foil, the black StaZon and the copper embossing.  The sentiment is also from the Window Shopping stamp set.  On this one, I added the metal stars from the Urban Underground Embellishment pack.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

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Dragonfly Wishes

Hi!  Today I have another Dragonfly Card to share with you that also features the Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper you can earn FREE with a minimum $50 (US) purchase prior to S/H and tax.

This is one of the cards we did at Friday night’s Sale-A-Bration class.  This was a FREE class for those who placed a minimum $50 purchase with me during January.  The flowers were colored using the new Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen. I like the idea of coloring only a few of the flowers – but I may go back and add a little more color to the top right block.   To get the block look, here are my measurements:

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper in a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″ square.
  2. Cut a 2″ strip.  Then cut this strip at 2″ – that gives you a 2″ square (in the upper right) and a 1 1/2 x 2″ rectangle (lower right).
  3. Cut the 1 1/2″ strip at 1″.  This gives a 1 1/2 x 1″ rectangle (top left and a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle (lower left).

These pieces are then adhered to a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ black piece of card stock.

For the dragonfly, we sponged Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay (I know you can’t see that color in the dragonfly – it is covered by the black detail in his body) on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock before die cutting.  It was fun to see how everyone sponged their colors – everyone had a little different dragonfly.

The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and is from the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration set.

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation.  If you have the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper – how have you used it?

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NEW! Stamp Set of the Month Club!

Hi!  I am offering a new club to everyone!

It is called the Stamp Set of the Month Club and here is how it works:

Each month I will focus on 1 stamp set and create at least 4 projects using that set.  I will also put together a recommended purchase that includes the stamp set and something that will coordinate with the projects – for example, a roll of ribbon, washi tape, card stock, etc.  I will announce the SSOTM and the recommended purchase along with a hostess code.  If you’d like to participate that month, simply place an order using the hostess code for either the list of recommended products or an equivalent amount.  You will then receive a tutorial that includes pictures of the projects as well as step-by-step directions on how to make them.

The first SSOTM is the set High Tide from the Occasions Catalog.

The recommended purchase is:

You must use the specified hostess code so I know you are taking part in the SSOTM.  Deadline for ordering for February’s SSOTM is February 10th.   Tutorials will be emailed on Feb 15th.

Why would you want to take part in SSOTM?  It allows you to purchase on a budget, you will get ideas on how to use your stamp set and as a BONUS – you will earn $25 in FREE merchandise after participating in 5 SSOTM offerings! You participate in the months that you want!

I am very excited about this new offering and hope you are, too!

Also, Stampin’ Up! just announced that the Watercolor Pencils have been selling like crazy and as such they will need to turn off ordering fort this product on Thursday, Jan 26th as they are unsure of when they will get more in stock.   So, if you haven’t gotten your set yet, order soon!

Don’t forget – with every $50 purchase (before S/H and tax) you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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A Little Hope

Hi! Today I am playing along with Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight and this month’s theme is Travel.  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.

I love visiting Light Houses and was so excited to see this set in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! High Tide

The set is called High Tide and will make gorgeous cards for any occasions – masculine, encouragement, thank you, and more.  My primary colors for my card are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo.  The set is photopolymer, which helps with aligning the stamps to create your scene.  I hope you’ll give this set a try!

Don’t forget to hop over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card!  I’d love to make the Top 10 and be included in one of her blog hops.

Also, Sale-A-Bration kicked off January 4th along with the Occasions Catalog!  With every $50 (USA – prior to S/H and tax) you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Shop my on-line store here.

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Dragonfly Fan

Hi!  Are you a fan of Dragonflies?  I love them and was so excited when Dragonfly Dreams appeared in the Occasions Catalog.  I made this card for a recent swap:

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics

The background is called Scored Spotlight  that I had seen in this video by my upline Tami White.  I first stamped the leaves from Butterfly Basic in Pear Pizzazz repeatedly (stamp atleast 3 times before reinking).   Then scored the grid (flip the image over on the scoreboard so it is facing down when you are scoring) and lastly sponge the grid.  The Dragonfly is stamped with StaZon on Vellum cardstock,  die cut, then covered with Clear Wink of Stella.  He is then adhered to a copper foil dragonfly die cut.  Here is a closer look at the Dragonfly:

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics

Isn’t he just gorgeous?  I was very happy with how this card turned out and got the best compliment ever when one of the receivers said she wanted to frame it.  Made. My. Day.

The sentiment is stamped on Copper Foil with StaZOn ink.

A few Tips for today’s card:

  • Use a piercing mat behind your vellum when stamping the dragonfly – it will help give a more even image.  This is actually a great tip when stamping with ANY Photopolymer stamp.
  • When stamping on the foil sheets, use a gentle touch – the stamp will slide if you press down too hard and smudge your ink.

You can find all the products used in the making of this card in my on-line store here or by clicking on the image of the item below. Don’t forget we are Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up right now – so for every $50 (US) prior to S/H and tax you spend, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Host a $250 workshop or place a $250 order and you get an additional $25 in Hostess Dollars to spend!  JOIN my team and choose 2 FREE stamp sets with your starter kit (already a great deal when you choose $125 of product for just $99 + tax – NO SHIPPING plus you get over $50 of FREE business supplies)!

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May as Well Dance

Hi!  I had a chance to play with the Beautiful You Stamp set as well as the new Watercolor Pencils yesterday – and I LOVE them!!  So excited for the class I will do in March using these two products.  You can check out my Events page for more details.

Here is the card I made yesterday:

SU! Beautiful You

Isn’t she pretty?  Can’t wait to play with some of the other images in the set.  I kept her simply – colored her with Daffodil Delight for the hat, Calypso Coral for the dress and Bermuda Bay for the little puddle she is in.  I used Blender Pens to blend the pencil.   The sentiment was colored with markers so that I could get Life and Dance in Bermuda Bay and the rest in Basic Black.

A small strip of Designer Paper from the Brights Paper Stack to finish the main panel and there you have it.

You will find these products in my on-line store by clicking on the images below.  Don’t forget for every $50 (US) in merchandise you spend (prior to S/H and tax) you earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration award!

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Sneak Peek – Dragonfly

Hi! Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.  Our theme this month is Encouragement.  I am also giving you a sneak peek at a new product that will be available when the Occasions Catalog goes live on January 4th.

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics

I fell in love with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle – yes, stamp set with coordinating framelits!  The background is from Gorgeous Grunge and the stripe along the side is from Butterfly Basics.  I really love how he turned out.  The dragonfly is die cut from Dapper Denim and White Vellum Card stock.

Just a reminder – the Holiday Catalog and Year End Closeout Sale ends on January 3rd.  You can find the list of what isn’t sold out in my on-line store here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to Kylie’s blog to VOTE for my project!

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