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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tasty Trucks

This cute Sale-a-Bration offering is still available! Tasty Trucks is a set packed with stamps to celebrate just about any occasion. At this month's Card Club, Tani offered this card as her sample; I was able to make it a birthday card for my niece:

Lots of layers here!  The base is Basic Gray, with a layer of Bermuda Bay that was run through the Big Shot with the Festive Embossing Folder.  Smaller layers of Basic Gray with Whisper White and Daffodil Delight were added, and then we get to the main panel.

My truck was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink; we colored them with Watercolor Pencils and our choice of Blender Pens (my pick) or Aquapainters.  As I wanted a birthday card, I chose a little cupcake to add to my truck.  I also added the "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes to the truck's side.

And see that ribbon?  That's another fabulous Sale-a-Bration offering--FREE with any $50 purchase.  This stuff is gorgeous!  Thick, soft, easy to work with, and makes a beautiful bow!  AND you get two rolls--one is Vanilla with Gold threads, and the other is White with Silver threads--simply perfect!

I dressed up the envelope by adding embossing (same Festive embossing folder) to the flap--so much fun to get a little preview of what is to come as you open your birthday card!

Sale-a-Bration is coming to an end!  If you want to create this card (or one of your own), you'll need Tasty Trucks and the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo.  Don't delay; place your $50 order now and choose your FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

Supplies used are listed below; click on a pic to go to my online store.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

One Card - Two Ways

For my March Card Clubs I decided to give my attendees a choice of which card they wanted to make.  Now I don't usually have the option to do that, as this causes difficulty with ink pads (different colors) and stamps (using the wrong color); but what the heck!  I thought I'd give it a shot.  I also had a fair amount of the FREE Sale-a-Bration Glimmer paper in yummy colors and wanted to show them off.

So here were the choices:

Basically the same, but in two color combinations and an option for a "celebrate" card or a "happy" card.  The nice thing was that the class participants could use either occasion with either color combo.

Let's take a closer look:

Here the card is in Daffodil Delight with Bermuda Bay.  Both cards had a Thick Whisper White base.  The solid-colored card stock (here, Daffodil Delight) took a trip through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder, and then we adhered a strip of Brights Paper Stack with the Bermuda Bay dotted DSP.

"Happy" was embossed with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  These two folders "deboss" the paper; the image is indented INTO the paper instead of being raised.  So when we took Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink on the dots from Happy Celebrations and stamped, it makes the word pop!

Two thin strips of the gorgeous Bermuda Bay glimmer paper finished this card.

And on to the other:

Similar process, using Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the Sweet Sugarplum dotted paper from the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  This time our ink colors were Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky, and we trimmed our cards with the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.

So pretty!

So which one do you think was the favorite?

All supplies listed below; click on the pic to go to my online store.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

You'll be Sorry You Missed THIS One!

So my newest Paper Pumpkin just arrived, and if you are not yet a subscriber, I'm sorry...this is just TOO cute!  Take a look:

Don't you wish you had this kit delivered to your door?

Well, don't miss another one!  Because April is going to be special!  Designed by Stampin' UP!'s own CEO, Sara Douglass, next month's kit is going to be something special...AND it comes with a FREE gift!

Remember, subscribers can order past kits/refills, so if you sign up today, you can still get your hands on this month's adorable project AND get the April box delivered right to your door.  AND, if you sign up before March 31st, you'll also be eligible for FREE Sale-a-Bration products, with a qualifying purchase of $50.00.  A 3-month subscription (#137859) is only $55.00; there is no commitment to continue (but who wouldn't want to after having so much fun!).  And a one year subscription (#137861) is $215--either way you'll be eligible to choose some Sale-a-Bration goodies!

Not sure?  Why not try it?  #137858 will get you an introduction (with April's kit) for just $20.00.

Sign up here.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Review

It's time, once again, to take a look at Paper Pumpkin.  Why?  Because the April Paper Pumpkin is going to be special!

First, let's take a look back at what's been happening:

Now, doesn't that make you want to be a part of this awesome monthly club? 


 And the April kit has been been specially designed by Stampin' UP!'s CEO.  She's sweet; she's sassy!  And you can bet that this kit is going to be a winner!

Sign up by March 31st, and you qualify for an added bonus--FREE Sale-a-Bration items with your $50 order.  Or subscribe for just a month (#137858 for $20.00, by April 10th) and try out Paper Pumpkin--Sara is including a FREE GIFT!

To qualify for Sale-a-Bration items, there are two ways to purchase:

A 3-month Pre-Paid Subscription (#137859) is just $55!

A one-year subscription (#137861) for $215 gets you an entire year of pretty orange boxes delivered straight to your door each month!

Don't miss out!  Sign up here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wonderful Weekend, Part II

I told you about my wonderful weekend (here), but only the first day...Yes, there is more!  After surprising my sister for her birthday, we spent Sunday celebrating the coming of her first grandchild!  My niece is expecting her son in May; I figured there would be a baby shower and I wouldn't be able to get there (we're 400 miles apart), but when we started planning my sister's surprise birthday party, I asked my niece if there was any way to get her baby shower happening on the same weekend.  (Selfish of me?)

Her sister jumped into high gear (with my sister grumbling and wondering why this had to happen on THIS particular weekend--she was SO clueless!), and a lovely baby shower was planned for Sunday.  How fun to be able to participate; I got to see my own daughter and grandkids, we "showered" at a lovely tea house in Old Town Pasadena, and I got to enjoy watching my sister celebrating her daughter and grandson-to-be.  A lovely time had by all...

My card:

I love Moon Baby!  I figured I didn't need another baby stamp when this came out, but the moment I saw it, something clicked, and I had to have it.  I've now used it several times, and am feeling like it's a "keeper" of a set.

Look at that baby!  So cute!

I stamped him on Whisper White card stock, colored him with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen and carefully snipped him out.  The umbrella was stamped on the Bermuda Bay print from the Brights Paper Stack, and paper-pieced on the cut-out umbrella.

The clouds are from Weather Together, and were cut with the matching framelits, Umbrella Weather.

My card base is a piece of Bermuda Bay, cut 5" x 10", and folded in half.  There's a slim border of Whisper White, and then a layer of the Bermuda Bay DSP.  I had first adhered the Bermuda Bay to a piece of Whisper White and cut out the circle, using the Layering Circles Framelits--I wanted to "lift" the Bermuda Bay layer with Dimensionals, and the extra layer of white gave it enough heft to do so without it sagging in the middle.

The sentiment (two pieces) fit perfectly into a die from the Popcorn Box Framelits dies.  They were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cut out with the dies.

And of course, a matching envelope is imperative:

and oh-so-easy with the Envelope Punch Board!  This is a "must have" when you are making your own custom-sized cards!  A coordinating piece of DSP from the Brights Paper Stack made the perfect carrier for my cute card.

Shower done, we headed for home...a long journey but one with happy memories of a wonderful weekend!

Products used are listed here; click on the photo to be taken to my online store:

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