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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Painted with Love Suite

The Painted with Love Suite features a stamp set with coordinating framelits, pretty Designer Series Paper, a coordinating card stock pack with 12 x 12 paper, tinsel trim, gold glitter, vinyl stickers, and note cards and envelopes that fit nicely into the box you can make with the framelits.  It is just one of the cute coordinating suites in the Occasions Catalog.

My card base of Powder Pink Card Stock was layered with a piece of the Designer Series Paper.  Before I placed the paper onto my card front I cut the heart out with one of the Framelits, stamped my image right through the opening, and tied on my Calypso Coral and Gold Ribbon.  I also stamped a heart outline right onto the designer series Paper.  

On the inside of my card I placed the cut out heart just for a bit more embellishment and stamped my sentiment.  The sentiments are from the Ready to Pop Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog and I thought they were perfect for my Valentine Card.  

The following were used:

Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Demonstrator Benefits during Sale-a-bration

If you were ever thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator now is the perfect time.  In addition to all of the usual benefits, such as product discount, early pre-order of new catalog products, belonging to a community of talented men and women who share what they love,  during Sale-A-Bration when you sign up you not only get your starter kit for $99, you also get to select TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

Contact me today either through e-mail or phone, or leave a comment below if you have any questions about being a demonstrator or how to sign up.  There is a link right here on my blog marked Join My Team or you can go directly to my Online Store to sign up as well.    I would love to have you as part of my team of talented demonstrators and would love to be your mentor and help you get started.  So, Join my Team and start saving today.  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bloomin' Hearts

If you are still waiting for some of your new Valentine products to arrive, but want to get started on making your cards, don't forget that there are products in the Annual Catalog that are also for Valentine's Day cards and projects.    While I wait to start using my new products, since my large order just arrived last night, I wanted to share this card made with products in the Annual Catalog and it will be one of the cards offered this month at my classes. 

I cut my heart out using a piece of Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper, my Big Shot, and the Precision Base Plate.  I use this steel plate when I am cutting detailed dies so the little pieces don't get stuck and tear my paper when I am trying to get them off.

I placed my heart onto my card using mini dimensionals, and stamped my flowers and sentiment which are from the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set.  The sentiment was cut out with a framelit from the Large Numbers set and I put this on top of my heart using more mini dimensionals.  

The following were used:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday

The Picture Perfect Party Suite has so many cute coordinating products, and I love the Designer Series Paper.  The images on the paper really pop out and you don't need to add much to it to make a really pretty birthday card.  The Picture Perfect Banner Ribbon unfortunately can not be ordered.  Stampin' Up! was having trouble getting it from the manufacturer in time for the catalog duration so they decided to turn the number off and make it unorderable.  But, there are so many other great products in this suite that I think it will be a top choice for many.

I started my card with a Lemon Lime Twist Card Base.  I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock that was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, and then added a small layer of Whisper White before placing on my Designer Series Paper.  

I wanted to stamp my birthday sentiment right onto the paper, and to make it stand out a bit more I first stamped it with Bermuda Bay Ink, and then stamped the sentiment again with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Since this is a photopolymer stamp set it was easy to line my image up and stamp it again.  The clear embossing gives it some shine and looks really nice up close.  The colors in the paper are so vibrant that I didn't want to cover them up, so I thought stamping the birthday directly on top would do the trick.  The stamp set also has some nice sentiments for the inside of my card as well.

The following were used:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set can be yours for free.  It is one of the sets in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  If you spend $50 before shipping and tax on any Stampin' Up! products you can select one free Sale-a-bration item.  I knew when I saw this stamp set it would be one of my first choices.  I have a lot of requests for Sympathy Cards, and the beautiful flower and sentiments in this set are perfect for sympathy cards, as well as get well, thank you, and thinking of you cards.

My card base of Soft Sky card stock was layered with a piece of Chocolate chip and Whisper White card stock.  I stamped my flower using Soft Ski ink and daubed some Chocolate Chip ink on top of the flower.  I stamped my sentiment in the corner, placed on some retired Washi Tape and tied a bow using a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Half Full

There are some products from the Holiday Catalog that are still available at least until May.  The Half Full stamp set, which I used for today's post is one of those products that you can still purchase.  The list of all of the items still available is shown at the end of my post. 

I layered my Whisper White Card Stock with a piece of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  If you look at your Designer Series Paper packs closely, you can usually find a pattern that will fit with so many different cards.  I liked the small hearts on this piece so I thought it went well with my birthday wishes.

I stamped my sentiments using Perfect Plum ink and I cut the large sentiment out using my Paper Snips and the birthday was punched out using the Starburst Punch.  I sponged some Perfect Plum ink around the birthday sentiment and placed it onto my layer using Dimensionals.  I colored in the grapes using a Wisteria Wonder and Garden Green Marker, and added some Bakers Twine and a small retired candy dot.

The following were used: