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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hearts A Flutter Love

One of my sisters and her husband celebrated their anniversary last week. This is the card I sent them:
Stamp Sets: Hearts A Flutter, Best of Love (25th Anniversary Special)
Colors: Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter and Hearts Collection Framelits

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack A Fitting Occasion Label Love Ruffle Stretch Ribbon Baby Card

Last card from the June Stamp-A-Stack:

Stamp Sets: Label Love, A Fitting Occasion

Colors: Crisp Canteloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Accessories: Artisan Label, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle and 1" Circle punches, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Dimensionals

CASE'd from a swap I received that doesn't have a name in it.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stamp-a-Stack Label Love Washi Tape Birthday

Card #4 from the June Stamp-A-Stack:
Stamp Set: Label Love
Colors: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
CASE'd from a swap I received but it doesn't have a name in it.
I think I may become addicted to Washi Tape! It's so cute and easy to use! If you don't like where you put it, you can peel it up and move it to another spot.
The Label Love stamp set and Artisan Label Punch are available as a bundle and you save 15% off the price of ordering them seperately!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Mosaic Madness Banner Greetings Birthday

Card #3 from the June Stamp-a-Stack:
Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Banner Greetings (Hostess)
Colors: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Mosaic Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
CASE'd from a swap I received from Karen T.
The Mosaic Madness stamp set and punch are available as a bundle that is 15% off the price of ordering them seperately! There is also a coordinating embossing folder you can order. Make sure you check the new catalog for other bundles!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Wildflower Meadow Sympathy

Card #2 from the June Stamp-A-Stack, another version of the Wildflower Meadow:

Stamp Set: Wildflower Meadow, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Modern Label and Word Window punches, Pearls

If you would like to see more cards made with the Wildflower Meadow stamp  and embossing folder, click HERE.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Quatrefancy DSP Double Gate Fold

Last Saturday was the June Stamp-A-Stack. We made cards using new products. Here is card #1, which is CASE'd from a swap my upline Betty did recently:
The (mostly) closed card

The slightly opened card

The card open
Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Colors: Daffodil Delight/Strawberry Slush and Island Indigo/Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Estra Large Oval Punch, Ovals Framelits, Tasteful Trim Die
These are easier than they look! Start with a piece of DSP that is 5 1/2 x 12, score at  4" and 8". Then I used the diagonal score plate to score lines from the 4" and 8" lines to the outside edges. I cut on the diagonal lines to remove the corners, which are then flipped over and attached at the bottom. Then score at 2" and 10" to create the fold for the front panels.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Simply Sketched Sympathy Swap

Last night was our group meeting and in addition to make and takes, demos, and sharing ideas, we always do a swap. This is the card I made:
My sister Darla brought the stamp set with when she came to stamp with me on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I've actually had my cards done since then!
Stamp Set: Simply Sketched (hostess)
Colors: Crisp Canteloupe, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Pearls, Stampin' Sponge
Here's another version:

It's hard to see in the picture, but I paper pierced around the Early Espresso oval.
The flowers for both cards were stamped on Crisp Canteloupe and cut by hand. Sometimes I like fussy putzy stuff like that! For the shaded background, I made a template out of a piece of scrap paper that was a little smaller than the white piece and sponged with Sahara Sand ink.
The were CASE'd with slight changes from a card by Vicki B. on Stampin' Connection (Stampin' Up!'s website for demonstrators).

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The NEW 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

(click on the picture to see the catalog online)
If you didn't make it to my Open House on Saturday to pick up your catalog, I'll be at the Building this weekend for the Stamp & Scrap Weekend. And the following Saturday (the 15th) is the June Stamp-A-Stack. The catalogs are $5 and I'll give you a coupon for $5 off your next order!
If you would like one mailed to you (US addresses only, please!), just pay the postage (I'll send you my PayPal info).