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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekly Deals

Take a look at this week's Weekly Deals!  Some great bargains on super products:


Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.20 US/$14.00 CAN

Happy Patterns Decorative Masks Item # 138313
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.20 US/$5.25 CAN

Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138411
Regular Price: $3.50 US/$4.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.63 US/$3.38 CAN

Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138431
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Sweet Li'L Things Designer Washi Tape Item # 138387
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Pacific Point 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138427
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Lost Lagoon 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138418
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138430
Regular Price: $9.00 US/$11.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.75 US/$8.44 CAN

Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134566
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Metallic Foil Doilies Item # 138392
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.80 US/$3.50 CAN

All items can be purchased here.  Remember that quantities at this price are limited.

Monday, July 27, 2015

More of my Swaps

As noted last week, I have problems making multiples of cards.  So when attending an event, like Stampin' UP!s annual convention, I always bring a few of many cards, instead of many of one.  Today I'll share two of the swaps I brought; they're gone now, but not forgotten:

Had to make some baby cards!  Something For Baby, along with the matching Baby First Framelits made these pretty easy, but they were a winner at Convention.

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4" x 4".  This made a perfect square on which to stamp the squiggles from Tin of Cards.  I first stamped "BABY" in the center; then, with a small piece of retired Washi Tape covering the word, I stamped the squiggles on all four sides.  So cute!

For him:  The onesie was stamped in Lost Lagoon and cut out with the framelits.  I stamped the tie and the hangar in Tip Top Taupe and cut them out too.  The hangar is adhered to the back of the onsie, and then it's popped up on Dimensionals, as is the tie.

For her:  Same process as above, but instead of the tie I snipped a piece of Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim and adhered a skirt with Tear and Tape Adhesive.  This one also got a little strip of the lace trim at the bottom of the white piece.

The boy card has a strip of Whisper White along the bottom, from which I cut the "hello" using the Greeting Thinlets.  This cardstock was glued to the card front, so the Lost Lagoon card base gives some color to the sentiment.  For the girl card I cheated--just used the white "hello" that I cut from the boy card and adhered it to the front.

Now for another card:
Easy peasy--This has a Basic Gray card base with a Whisper White layer (4" x 5-1/4").  Then I cut three rectangles, one each from Soft Sky, Pool Party and Mint Macaron, on which I stamped the same flower from Wild About Flowers (using Memento Tuxedo Black ink).  "Just for you" (from Watercolor Wings) was stamped and then punched out using the Bow Builder Punch, then some Whisper White Bakers Twine holds it in place.  Subtle, pretty and shows off the different blue-green cardstocks.

And finally:
A World of Thanks is a great background stamp, but why not let it shine on it's own?  This was inked in Pear Pizazz and then I went over the big "thank you" in the upper left corner with Mossy Meadow markers.  Then it was stamped on Whisper White.  I then ran it through my Big Shot with the Greetings Thinlets (yep, same set as the baby card above).  I also cut two more layers of "thanks" from Coaster Board.

The "thanks" were all glued together and then fit back into the cut out part of the card front, creating a subtle raised "thanks":
A few stars were punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch along with some hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and glued on, and a little tag was added with Linen Thread

These cards are now in homes all over the US and Canada; I hope the recipients enjoy them!

All products can be purchased here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Convention Swaps

Today was the end of Stampin' UP!'s 2015 Convention...sniff, sniff.  There was a discussion about the business end of Stampin' UP! (it's a VERY stable company!), some talk about how to improve communication to demonstrators and some stamping.  Great project ideas for the upcoming Holiday Catalog (to be released September 1st) and then there was Prize Patrol!  And everyone ended up winning--Woo Hoo!  I won a new stamp set, Acorny Thank You, along with some fabulous Crumb Cake 1-1/4" Striped  Grosgrain Ribbon.  And there was another All-Attendee Give Away--a package of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper; can't wait to cut into that!

And I finished swapping ALL my swaps!  Since I have not had time to download any photos from today, I'm going to show you one more of the swaps I brought--this was a popular one:

The layout was VERY loosely modeled after one on a Paper Craft Crew challenge.  The stamp set is Gift from the Garden.  I also used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, which was sponged with Crumb Cake Ink to give it some depth and texture.

The colors used include Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder.  I carefully inked just the flower pot in Delightful Dijon, inked the stem with my Cucumber Crush marker, and stamped so that I could place a punched heart on the Burlap Ribbon.

And what swap discussion is complete without the "cards to infinity" photo:

All packaged up and ready to go (and now they're gone!).

All products can be purchased here.