Thursday, January 24, 2019

Incredible Like You

Stampin' UP!'s Occasions Catalog has a beautiful project kit that is perfect for sending messages like "Hope your day is as amazing as you" and "So glad we are friends".  The cards are gorgeous, with laser-cut overlays and bright colors; AND you can store your cards (or gift them?) in a reusable storage envelope.  And purchasing the coordinating stamp set, Incredible Like You, makes it so easy to complete a stack of cards in no time!  Take a look:

Want one of your own?  Shop the Occasions Catalog now, and purchasing the Incredible Like You project kit, the Incredible Like You stamp set and a Lovely Lipstick and Coastal Cabana ink pad will give you a qualifying purchase for an item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog for FREE!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a Paper Pumpkin kit?  Well here's a short video to answer some of your questions while you get a few hints at what's to come:

Not a subscriber?  Click here to start your  delivery of a bight orange box every month.  Or contact me to find out how to order a trial of one-month or three months, enjoy it for six months or make a commitment to 12 months of Paper Pumpkin.  You'll love the monthly projects being delivered straight to your door!  And there is never any commitment - you can suspend or quit at any time.  Why not give Paper Pumpkin a try?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Need Cards?

The Made to Bloom All-Inclusive Card Kit is the perfect way to get all your cards made quickly and easily, without having to gather or store all the supplies.  Perfect for a beginner stamper (but with plenty of "power" for the avid crafter) this set has everything you need to create beautiful cards for a variety of occasions.  Take a look:

Wouldn't you love to make these cards?  Order your Made to Bloom kit today.

Shop the Occasions Catalog and don't forget about Sale-a-Bration, where you earn FREE product with every $50 purchase!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cock-a-Doodle Birthday!

Have you seen this new Sale-a-Bration set, Home to Roost?  Not initially my cup of tea, it quickly grew on me when I saw the beautiful coloring of this little rooster.  So I had to order it when I had appropriate sales (Sale-a-Bration is the time year to earn FREE products with every $50 purchase!).

Take a look:

I saw a card by (I think) Kim Ransom and decided I could make it my own.  A Crumb Cake base with a layer of Cajun Craze started me off.  I embossed the Pear Pizzazz layer with the Hexagon embossing folder, and added a little left over (retired) Chicken Wire.

But the star of this show is that handsome rooster:

Stamped on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black, I masked him and stamped the reeds (or is that hay?).  Then I went to work with my Stampin' Blends to make him come alive.

The sentiment is split; it actually says "Enjoy the simple moments"; I added the rest of it to the inside of the card.

Before adding my layers I tied a knot with some of the Braided Linen Thread, carried over from the Holiday Catalog - YEA! - to add a little more texture.  

Can you say "Cock-a-doodle do"?

Home to Roost is one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration offerings.  Check it out in the catalog here.  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Need Valentines?

It's almost time to send those Valentine cards and goodies to all those you love.  Take a look at the sweet Meant To Be stamp set with coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies:

What could be easier for creating those special treats for this special day?

Shop the Occasions Catalog now.  And don't forget about Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s give-away of FREE products with every $50 qualifying purchase.  Shop now.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Technique Time with Stampin' UP!

Want to see a cool new stamp set and a fun way to use it?  Take a look:

Florentine Filigree and the coordinating Florentine Thinlits die is sure to make you feel like an artist.

Shop the Occasions Catalog now.  And don't forget about Sale-A-Bration, where every $50 purchase scores you a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Butterfly Gala

 Need a quick card?  I've got just the sample for you; take a look:

 This starts with a Whisper White Notecard (& Envelopes) which makes card-making a cinch.  I cut a piece of the new Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to 3" x 4" and added it to the front.  A piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon was adhered using a little strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive,  and then the magic begins.

Look at that beautiful butterfly!  It's from Butterfly Gala, and was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used Sponge Daubers and inks to add some color - Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist.  Some Wink of Stella makes it shimmer.

The Butterfly was punched with the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch (get it as a bundle and save 10%), and I added some Pearl Basic Jewels for the body.

Whisper White was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, on which I stamped the sentiment in Grapefruit Grove ink, and it's popped up on Dimensionals.

Done!  So easy and quick, but such a stunner!

Shop the Occasions Catalog now!  And for every $50 purchase, you get to choose some wonderful items from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  How can you lose?

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Beautiful Romance

While playing with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies, I cut some papers and couldn't resist putting them together.  Take a look:

 I had a piece of Pear Pizzazz lying on my desk, so I thought the leaf pattern from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper would make a pretty layer.  But I wanted a plain center for my focal image, so I cut the DSP with another one of the Rectangles.  This created a "frame" of leaves, but when I cut one more piece of Whisper White, I found I could just nestle it into the frame for a lovely card front.

Using the Wonderful Romance main image, I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I colored it with Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Light Petal Pink Blends.  So pretty!  And it was a piece of cake to cut it out with the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. A few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls made the flower centers pop.

I layered the embossed image on my card with Dimensionals, and embossed a sentiment from the same set with the Gold.  Then I merely finished it all off with the Whisper White Flax Ribbon--I pulled two of the strands of thread out and created a little bow, which is adhered with a Glue Dot.

This is such a pretty card!  And those Rectangle Stitched Framelits are going to be a best seller!  Get yours today; the Occasions Catalog is live and waiting for your order.  

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