Vibrant Butterfly

Hi! Today I have a card featuring our new Glossy Paper!  Love how vibrant this looks.

SU! Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Glossy Paper, Butterflies

I am so excited that we are now  carrying Glossy Card Stock again!  This is a fun, but messy, technique that I will be showing at this month’s Fun with Glossy Card stock class on June 23rd.  If you live near Northboro, MA, USA, consider joining me!

It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but I did apply Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly to make it glitter.  Here’s a little better view:

Do you have a favorite technique you like to use on Glossy Paper?  Let me know!

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A Little Wetlands

Hi! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Masculine.   I’d love your vote for my card – you can do that here.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sets for today’s card.  Sad to say – they are both retiring at the end of the month – so if they are not part of your collection – add them soon!

Stampin' Up! SU! Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge

This card combines Wetlands (the main image as well as the sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge.  I love how it turned out!   If you struggle with masculine cards – I highly recommend purchasing these two sets!  You’ll find them in my on-line store.

For the main image, I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky on a piece of Whisper White scrap.  I then stamped the bird and the wheat with Early Espresso ink.  The image was then die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits.  This was then attached to an Oval die cut with the Stylish Stitched Oval in Early Espresso.

The background was stamped using Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

If you could, I’d love your vote for my card over on Kylie’s Highlight page.  I’d love to once again participate in next month’s Top 10 Blog Hop.  Your vote will help me achieve that!  Just click here to vote (and find my card near the bottom!):

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A Different Look

Hi! Today I am introducing the May Stamp Set of the Month – That’s The Tag Bundle!!   I want to show you a little different look achieved with the That’s the Tag bundle.  While I love this bundle and am sad it isn’t carrying forward, I hadn’t thought about how it could be used for masculine cards.  Well, if you thought the same – I have a card today that will make you think again.

Stampin' Up! SU! That's The Tag MasculineWhat do you think?  I love the clean look of this card.  And while I didn’t capture it completely, the little triangles alternate between Copper Foil and Basic Black cardstock.  It is just striking in person.

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month, simply place the recommended order below – or a minimum order of $37.75 (prior to S/H and tax) by May 10th using this hostess code:  SDYX6SVC   Order through my on-line store here:   On-line store

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The tutorial will be sent out on May 15th.   Order soon – the framelits in this bundle are on low inventory!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join in the fun of this month’s Stamp Set of the Month!

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I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for Ice Cream!!  Where did that come from?  It was popped into my head  when I started this post for today.  My Waterfall Ice Cream card!

SU! Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life, Waterfall Card

On Saturday, I am hosting a class featuring Waterfall Cards – and this is one of the cards we will be doing.  I love how it turned out and hope the attendees do as well.

When you pull on the string at the bottom, the scoops of ice cream flip up:

And again:

This also reveals the rest of the sentiment!

I used the directions found here with one slight adjustment – my colored squares are only 1 3/4 x 2″ as I wanted the scoops closer together and 2″ in height left too much blank space for me.

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Hi!  Welcome to the weekend!  Today I have a card that was a Make & Take at the Stamp/Scrap the Day Away last weekend.  It features the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper:

This pack of Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheerful – making it perfect for birthday cards!  The sentiment is the single stamp – Stylized Birthday – and is perfect for both male and female cards.  I also love the single glittery balloon – that was made with the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper – which unfortunately – is sold out.  However, you could sponge any color on the Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper to recreate this card.  The strings are made from the Thick Bermuda Bay twine.  These cards are quick to make – so if you are looking for a cute design for mass production – look no further.

There is just 1 week left to Sale-A-Brate.  Two more products have sold out – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders are no longer available.    I’d get that order in before everything is gone if I were you!  Happy shopping!

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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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Simply and Sweet

Hi!  Today I have a simple but sweet birthday card to share with you from Saturday night’s Birthday Bash class.

SU! Build a Birthday, Balloon Celebrations

The balloons were punched from the Balloon Bouquet punch – one in Night of Navy, the other in Cucumber Crush.  I used the chalk marker to give the balloons a little dimension.  The strings are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink from the Balloon Celebrations set.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and is from the Build a Birthday set.  The designer paper is from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  I heart these paper stacks – you get all the colors in the family and the patterns are perfect for cards – especially when you need something quick!

We are still Sale-A-Brating – earn FREE product with every $50  (US) spent prior to S/H and tax!  Shop my on-line store to earn your FREE goodies today!

Just a reminder that Friday, Feb 10 is the last day to place your order for this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club.  Details can be found here.

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Which One?

Hi!  I am preparing for tonight’s Birthday Bash class and could use some input.

Which card would you prefer to make if you were attending the class?

SU! Wetlands, High Tide, Masculine Birthday

For both cards I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky before stamping the image in Early Espresso.  I added the flying birds from High Tide to the card on the right.  The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso.

Continuing in the celebration of my 12 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – I’d be happy to send you your favorite version of this card if you leave a comment and email your address to teresa.howe@verizon.net

And don’t forget, if you shop my on-line store here and use hostess code: P7BEBFAP   you will also receive a FREE embellishment from me.  Orders must be placed by Midnight EST Sunday,  Feb 5.

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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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