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Hi!  It’s here – the most wonderful special of the Stampin’ Up! Year!!  Sale-A-Bration has started and I am so excited because I LOVE getting FREE product!  Don’t you?  But that’s not all!  The new Occasions Catalog is also LIVE!  You’ll find links to both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure in the right sidebar.

SU! Avant Garden

Today’s card features the set Avant Garden from Sale-A-Bration.  Such a pretty set and is great for a watercolor look.  For this card, I inked the flowers then spritzed with water before stamping on Watercolor Paper.  The flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  The stems are Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment and flower centers are Early Espresso.  A little of our thick sold bakers twine in Calypso Coral finishes off the card.  Very quick and easy.

Here are a few ways to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration:

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Lastly – thanks so much to all of you who voted for my card in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight last week.  I didn’t make the Top 10 – but I’ll try again this month!

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A Little Double Time

 

international-project-highlights-eventHi!  Today I am taking part in an International Project Highlight featuring Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!  I am excited to be a part of this!

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

I used the tree from Thoughts & Prayers for my Double Time stamping image.  The tree was colored with Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers then stamped.  For Double Time stamping:

  • Layer two white panels on top of each other (no mat between them) and stamp your image.  The smallest panel needs to be smaller than your image so that some of the image stamps onto the second piece of cardstock.
  • Attach the top panel to a colored piece of coordinating cardstock that is 1/16″ bigger in both directions.
  • Attach the second panel to a coordinating piece of card stock that is 1/8″ bigger in both directions.

Pretty simple!   I love how this turned out.

Here is a look at the first card I did using this tree:

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

As you can see – my top panel is bigger and I didn’t get as much of the image on the second panel as I would have liked – so I made the panel smaller for the first card.

If you haven’t checked out Vertical Greetings yet, do so soon!  This is such a great set when you don’t have a ton of room for your sentiment.  I finished off the card with a little linen thread.

We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

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Not Just Fancy

Hi!  How are you today?  I’m doing pretty good!  Today I have a set of cards for you featuring the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper!  This is one of the packs that you can get as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! promotion Stampin’ Up! is having this month!  How awesome is that!

So, here we go!  First – here is the set I made over the weekend:

SU! Floral Boutique, Flourishing Phrases, Balloon Celebration, Cottage Greetings

All different kinds of cards you can make – tho I made mine all birthday because I have lots of birthdays to celebrate this month!

How about a closer look at each card?

SU! Floral Boutique, Cottage Greetings

In this card, I used the flower paper as my focal point and added a pop of color by using Real Red with it.  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings.

SU! Floral Boutique, Balloon Celebrations

For my next card, I went with the layout from my previous post so I could use some of the scraps I had laying around.  I added a few gold sequins around my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Balloon Celebrations.

SU! Flourishing Phrases, Floral Boutique

For my next card, I paired  Melon Mambo.  I really love how this card turned out.  The sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases.  The embellishment here is the bakers twine – twisted and tucked behind the flower as well as a White Perfect Accent – these enamel dots are great for flower centers.

And lastly, you don’t have to make just floral cards  with this paper – here is a birthday card that uses the fun stripes in this pack:

SU! Balloon Celebrations, Floral Boutique

In this card, I used Cucumber Crush as my accent color and punched balloons!  A fun card without the fancy!  I do have a few men with birthdays this month as well – and it was great to be able to use the same designer series paper pack that was already out to make all my cards.

I am also working on a small box and some note cards using this paper – but unfortunately didn’t have time to finish those for this post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card set featuring the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  A big thanks to Ronda Wade and Stampin’ Up! for the inspiration.

Here are the other Designer Series Papers included in this month’s Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion:

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Best Fishes

Hi!  Did you know that there are some great layouts that work wonderfully for using up your Designer Series Paper scraps?  I decided to play along with one of the layouts for today’s post.

SU! Jar of Love, By the Shore

Isn’t this a great layout? You could do varying widths and lengths and use any Designer Paper that you want! The Designer Paper used on this card is By the Shore.  The sentiment and fish are from the Jar of Love stamp set.  I have quite a few birthday cards to send out this month and this will be one of them.

Since I already had strips of the Designer Paper laying around, I also made this card – just flipped two of the strips over to the other side:

SU! Jar of Love, By the Shore

Literally, I spent 15 minutes to make both cards.  Very quick – but still – very cute!

And, to top it off, Stampin’ Up! is having a special on select Designer Series Paper this month – buy 3 packs of any of these papers, and get a 4th FREE!  Mix and match – they don’t all have to be the same!  Who doesn’t love a deal!

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Here are a few other layout ideas to use those scraps:

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I’ll have to give the other 2 layouts a try another day.  Off to start my day!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Birthday

Hi!  Sorry for being MIA this past week – but I had an order to fill – and needed to crank down and get it done.  It is done and I am back!   Today  I have a butterfly swing card to share with you.  I found the technique here by Julia Davison.

SU! Butterfly Basics, SU! Layering Squares

I love how the butterfly panel moves with the card.  The recipient should hold the corner of the butterfly panel when they open the card.  Here is what the inside looks like:

SU! Butterfly Basics, SU! Layering Squares

The colors for this card are Soft Sky, Calypso Coral and Garden Green.  The fern was stamped three times without adding any extra ink.  Love the depth this stamping adds to the main panel.

I also love the different fold!!  We made this at a workshop recently – I’d love to come show you and your friends how to make it!

Two quick reminders for you today –

  1. The Thoughtful Branches bundle is available through August 31st or while supplies last – this is such a versatile bundle (I’ll be posting projects soon!) – so don’t delay ordering it!
  2. If you earned Bonus Day coupons, they expire on August 31st – so make sure you use them this month!!  (And yes, you can use multiple coupons on one order AND you can use them to get the Thoughtful Branches bundle!)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Amazing Butterfly

Hi!  Today we have a little butterfly stopping by with a birthday wish.  Hopefully, the recipients have received their cards.  I was inspired by the #GDP044 challenge last week to CASE the designer.  I love butterflies, and used that as my “COPY”.  I had a few birthdays coming up, so here they all are:

SU! Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Wings, Mixed Borders

Here is a closer view of the card:

SU! Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Wings, Mixed Borders

The butterfly trail and sentiment are from the new Mixed Borders set – I thought the little curve of dots would work well – and I just kept changing the direction of the dots to make my trail.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Balloons

Hi!  Had a little time to play with the #GDP022 sketch this week.    Decided to try out my Balloon Celebration bundle in preparation for March’s class featuring the bundle.  Here is my take on the sketch:

SU! Balloon Celebrations, Its My Party

Yes, I am still in birthday card making mode.  I thought since I joined the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement, I better make sure to have a pretty big stash of birthday cards on hand.  I truly do love the balloons in this set – the two step stamping allows for such a textured look to the balloons.  I have plans to emboss the second stamp – ie, the little dots – once I get another opportunity to play in the stamp room.  A very quick card when you are in a hurry – but still oh so cute!  The paper is from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper stack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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A Little Grunge

Continuing on with the birthday theme – here is a card we made at the Birthday Bash using Gorgeous Grunge.  Perfect for boys – especially teens, I think.  You could switch up the colors and make it into a girl card if need be.  Maybe switch to polka dots as well.  Just thinking as I type to give you other ideas.  Who knows, I could be way off base.  (Now I may have to go play and see if I can make it into what popped into my head for a girl.)   If you try it out, let me know what you think!

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The sentiment is created using the Crazy for You bundle – a very versatile bundle if you haven’t checked it out yet.  A little Design Series Paper from the Brights Designer Paper stack, some texture using the Arrows embossing folder and banners made using the Triple Banner Punch and the Bitty Banner punch completes the card.

Hope you find a little inspiration in today’s creation when next you stamp.

Just a quick reminder, the following Sale-A-Bration products will NO LONGER be available after Feb 15th.  If you haven’t gotten your FREE products yet, don’t wait!!  I am going to miss The Sky is the Limit and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

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Teresa

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Birthday Flowers

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Good morning!  I had so much fun playing in the Global Design Project Challenge last week, that I decided to play along again.  This week’s challenge, #GDP013 is a color combo – Real Red, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake.  I love this color combo – it is great for Christmas cards (which I should be working on).  But, I also have some December birthdays to celebrate so went with that theme for my card today.  The majority of the images are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set – such a gorgeous set to work with.  I don’t know if you can tell, but I popped up the flowers (tho not the stems) to add some dimension to the card.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out and hope the recipient enjoys it as well.

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