Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Convention Samples (and a Sneak Peek!)

Today I'll share another Convention sample with you, one that is going to be coming in the new Holiday Catalog (August 28th).  This has lots of new goodies...see if you can spot them:

I'm sorry that the photo doesn't do justice to how cute this little Take Out box is.  The flaps on the sides slip into little slits--just like a real take out box!  First we wrapped it with the new Wrapping Paper (*love*) that is so easy to work with.  Then we tied it with a piece of Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (and I'm mad that I didn't trim the ends!  Sorry!).

The tag is stamped with Seasonally Scattered--the stamp was first inked in Crushed Curry, then sponged with Tangelo Twist and stamped.  So pretty!  Some sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim were scattered on the tag, and then we added a feather (watch for the framelits!) and a wooden outline of a leaf, tied on with the Gold Metallic Bakers Twine.
These boxes are our largest yet--a very nice size for a small gift.  And they are food safe!  They'll be popular this holiday season.

Current supplies available here; others will be available August 28th!

And let's get creating!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Check out these Weekly Deals!  Great prices on great items.

Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Cupcake Builder Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

1/2" Circle Punch Item # 119869
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129398
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die Item # 127005
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape Item # 133000
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Delight In The Day Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127758
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Little Book Of Coupons Designer Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 126158
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.92 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.35 CAN

All items can be purchased here.

And let's get creating!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Convention Samples

Many of you know that I just got back from Stampin' UP!'s annual convention last week.  It's taken me a week to organize and put away all the goodies I brought back, and I am finally getting around to sharing some of the great samples.

First up:  my favorite project using the new Amazing Birthday stamp set.  When I found out that this would be one of the free stamp sets I'd be receiving at convention, I wasn't that excited.  But hold the presses!  The main stamp in this set is so much fun to use!  Lookie:

 We started with the Gift Card Enclosure Pack, which, with a little Sticky Strip, became a cute pouch to hold our note cards.  An extra score line on both side and the bottom "scallop" and we folded it into this pack.  It was wrapped with some Designer Series Paper (Flowerpot), and then we layered on the elements.  

All the stamped images came from the Amazing Birthday set, with some coming from the SAME stamp!  We just stamped and cut apart the images.  So fun!

Each notecard (this holds three, plus envelopes) was stamped with the same stamp in Lost Lagoon ink, and then we stamped again in Tangelo Twist ("AMAZING"); this was cut out and layered over the Lost Lagoon and a banner of Crumb Cake.  Then a little glimmer paper star was popped up with Dimensionals.  So simple and sooo cute!

A charming gift set that is easy to make--what could be better?

All items used can be ordered here.

Let's get creating!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For the Bride-to-Be

My niece is getting married in a few short weeks, and there was a bridal shower for her last weekend.  Her sister did a marvelous job coordinating it all---it was perfectly lovely (and could have been a page in a Stampin' UP catalog!).

I made a card just for her:

I started with the hostess set, Bloom with Hope.  It has some beautiful floral images that are great for coloring with our new Blendabilities.  Stamping with Memento Black Ink (the best ink for coloring with alcohol-based markers) on Whisper White card stock, I colored the flowers using the Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities.  So pretty!

I then stamped an image from Daydream Medallions using Rich Razzleberry ink.  With my Circle Framelits, I cut a circle in the center of the medallion.  A window sheet was adhered to the back of the circle, and it was popped up over the flower image using Dimensionals.  This was all added to the card base of Rich Razzleberry.

I ran thin strips of Rich Razzleberry through the Big Shot using a "vintage" embossing folder with little cross-stitches.  These were adhered around the four sides of the card.

I then used our "vintage" thinlets from our last holiday catalog to cut out the word "love" with the new Dazzling Diamonds paper.  So pretty!
Of course I had to make a matching envelope:
And of course, some pearls were needed to dress up the corners and the medallion dots...such a feminine and pretty card!

What do you think?  Please leave a comment and let me know.

All items can be purchased here.

And let's get creating.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Deals

Here are the fabulous Weekly Deals:

Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit Item # 133431
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Celebration Basics Kit Item # 133007
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN

Curly Label Punch Item # 119851
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item # 119275
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130015
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits Item # 129267
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$18.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.21 CAN

Summer Happiness Kit - Digital Download Item # 130076
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Having a party?  The Celebration Basics Banner Kit makes any party more festive!  And those Bitty Banners?  One of my go-to framelits! 

Great items with special pricing this week.  Click here to order.

And let's get creating!