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Monday, September 30, 2013

Wetlands Goose Birthday Greetings

My last card for the September Stamp-A-Stack:
Stamps: Wetlands
Colors: Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop and Large Oval punches, Paper Piercing tool, mat and Essentials Pack, Stampin' Trimmer with Rotary Addition and Small Scallop blade
A perfect masculine card, CASE'd from Lyssa G.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards we made for the September Stamp-A-Stack and will join us for the next one, which will be October 19th - sign up by the 16th!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Snow Day Winter Frost File Folder Card

My 2nd card is CASE'd from a swap my upline Betty made for our recent Stamp Share and uses the new Envelope Punch Board:
Stamps: Snow Day
Colors: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Whisper White, silver
Accessories: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Envelope Punch Board, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Rhinestones
To make the card look like a file folder, I put the cardstock (with DSP already attached) into the Envelope Punch Board to cut the outside corner. Then I flipped it over and punched it at 3". I used the Stampin' Trimmer to remove the top left corner, which left the "tab".  The back side of the Envelope Punch Board has a corner rounder punch, so that was used to round all the corners. I LOVE this new tool! Did I mention it makes really cute envelopes, too?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Christmas Collectibles Circle Thinlit Flip Cards

The next 3 cards I share were made by me. The first one uses the new Circle Thinlits Card Die to make a Flip or Swing card:

Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Naughty & Nice Rotary Stamp

Colors: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White

Accessories: Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Christmas Ornament, Word Window and 2 1/2" Circle punches

There is a 2 1/2" Whisper White circle on the backside of the "flip" piece to write a message on. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tags 4 You Truly Grateful Embossed Thanksgiving

Amy's 3rd card, based on a sample in Stampin' Success, the magazine for Demonstrators from Stampin' Up!...

Stamps: Tags 4 You, Truly Grateful
Colors: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (the piece that is blue in the top picture, brown in the bottom picture), Label Bracket and 1" Square punches, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Baker's Twine, dimensionals
I didn't notice I had the DSP flipped in the cards until I took the pictures. It's amazing how something so small can change the overall look of the card!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Perfectly You Hey Pumpkin Glitter Card & NEW Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set

Card #2 designed by Amy:
Stamp: Perfectly You (hostess set from the Holiday Catalog)
Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, black
Accessories: Witches Brew Designer Series Paper, Hexagon and Label Bracket punches, Stampin' Glitter, Heat & Stick, dimensionals
Stampin' Up! introduced a NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set today:
Bite Me - #134622 $13.95

Monday, September 23, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Papillion Potpourri Gorgeous Grunge Yippee-Skippee

The September Stamp-A-Stack was Saturday. My friend and downline, Amy and I worked together to design 6 cards. The first 3 I'll share are Amy's designs.

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge, Yippee-Skippee

Colors: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Baker's Twine

This card was CASE'd from a similar card we found on Pinterest by Marie.

The stamp set Papillion Potpourri and the Bitty Butterfly Punch are on sale until September 30th!  You save 15% when you order them together as a bundle!

Clear Mount stamp set bundle - #135311, $26.27 (save $4.63)

Wood mount stamp set bundle - #135312, $29..67 (save $5.23)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Glitter Leaves

Sorry I haven't shared anything for awhile! I haven't been stamping much for the last couple of weeks. I've been spending most of my time on working on my family tree. I had the basics (name, birthday, etc) for the first couple of generations, so I've been busy filling in spouses and siblings, and trying to see how much farther I could go back. On my Mom's Mom's side, I followed the line back to my 10 times Great Grandfather who came over on the Mayflower! Wow! It's been pretty exciting and pretty much took over my life for awhile! I'll keep working on it and seeing what else I can find. But I need to get back to stamping and sharing!
Tuesday night was our Stamp Share and this is the card I made for our swap:
I saw the card Connie Collins from the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team made and decided I had to try it! She die cut Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with the Autumn Accents die, placed them on the card front (after stamping the Woodgrain Background Stamp), peeled the backing off, then sprinkled glitter on them and rubbed it in with her finger. Very easy, but kind of messy! I thought about using this for a Stamp-A-stack but we would have had glitter everywhere!
Stamps: Woodgrain, Truly Grateful
Colors: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, orange
Accessories: Autumn Accents die, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Glitter, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Hexagon Punch (to make banner end)
I used small pieces of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the card and the Truly Grateful banner to the Burlap Ribbon.
Tomorrow is the September Stamp-A-Stack so I'll be sharing those cards next week...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Use It Up Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper Cards

I found some pieces of Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper in my stash and decided to use them up!

Stamps: Secret Garden, Itt Bitty Banners

Accessories: Secret Garden and Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Stamps: Delightful Dozen

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, tool and mat, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Pearls

Stamps: From My Heart

Accessories: Labels Collection and Window Frames Collection Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Square Die (retired)

Stamp: Another Thank You (Photopolymer)

The colors are: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla

Monday, September 9, 2013

Use It Up Cardstock Scraps Striped Layer

Looking at my scrap box the other day, I noticed I had lots of long thin strips of cardstock. So I came up with this layout to use up quite a few of them!

Stamps: You're Amazing (#1), Perfectly Penned (#2), From My Heart (#3 and #4), Designer Typeset (Photopolymer)
Colors: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Apothecary Accents, Labels Collection and Circles Framelits, Crochet Trim, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Doilies, retired button from Artisan Embellishments Kit (Occasions Catalog), Linen Thread, Pearls
And here is the same layout with different colors:
Stamps: From My Heart, Designer Typeset (Photopolymer)
Colors: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Pearls
The cardstock pieces are 3/4" x 2". Two rows of seven each make the layer 4" x 5 1/4".

Friday, September 6, 2013

Use It Up Oh Hello & From My Heart Thank You Cards

Scraps of Designer Series Paper, pieces of cardstock that are embossed but never got used and short pieces of ribbon led to these cards:

Stamps: Oh, Hello (top) and From My Heart (bottom)

Colors: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mellow Moss (retired)

Accessories: retired "Juntos" (Spanish) Designer Series Paper, Square Lattice and Honeycomb Embossing Folders, Ovals Framelits, Envelope Liner Framelits, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, tool, and mat, Crochet Trim, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Can Do Canines Woofaroo Fundraising Walk

We have been Puppy Raisers for Can Do Canines, a service dog organization in Minnesota, for 12 years. We have done short term (a weekend to a few weeks) fosters, raised puppies from the time they are 8 weeks until 1-1 1/2 years old, and whelped four litters, including two from our own Lab, Sydne:
Sydne - about 1 year old (this is one of my favorite pictures of her)

The "Tub o' Pups"- Sydne and her litter of 5 two day old puppies
Can Do Canines provides assistance dogs to people with hearing loss, physical disabilities, seizure disorders, children with autism, and people with diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. We are proud to say that "our" puppies are helping in all these areas! 
Can Do Canines relies on volunteers and donations to do this wonderful work. One of their biggest fundraisers, the "Can Do Woofaroo" is coming up this Saturday. We will be participating in the walk and are looking for donations. 
Every donation helps! Together we can help train more of these wonderful dogs!
Can do Canines raised just over $51,000 from the Woofaroo!
Thank you to everyone who made a donation!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Use It Up Walk In The Wild Pheasant

Using up some pieces of retired Designer Series Paper:

Stamps: Walk In The Wild, Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss (retired), Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: retired Designer Series Paper from SAB 2010 and Juntos (from an old Spanish Stampin' Up! catalog)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Use It Up Walk In The Wild Masculine Cards

I love how these turned out! I had just enough of this retired Designer Series Paper left to make two of each card and line the envelopes.

Stamps: Walk In The Wild, Best Of Greetings (Sympathy), From My Heart (Birthday)
Colors: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss (retired), Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: retired Juntos (Spanish) Designer Series Paper, Envelope Punch Board (to round corners), Envelope Liner Framelits, Baker's Twine, Linen Thread

Monday, September 2, 2013

Use It Up Walk In The Wild Mini Cards & Envelopes

Here's a mini (3 1/2" square) version of my Masking Tape Moose:
...with a matching envelope:

Also a Pheasant:

...and matching envelope:

Stamps: Walk In The Wild, Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: retired Designer Series Paper from SAB 2010, Envelope Punch Board, masking tape

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's Here! The NEW Envelope Punch Board

Envelope Punch Board

  Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!

133774Envelope Punch Board$19.95

Available to order beginning September 1, 2013.

Talking Points
  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use! It looks intimidating at first glance, but all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.
  • It's small and lightweight- it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.