Thursday, February 28, 2013

New - Online Stamp Classes Now Available

Online Stamp Classes now available!
Stampin' Up's! new online stamping class is now available! This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

At $14.95, item #133385 is a great value for anyone, from the beginner to seasoned stamper.  I have been stamping for years, but I know that I am always open to learning new techniques,  and want to get back to using some techniques I haven't used in a while. This online stamp class will be perfect to have on hand with all of the information just a click away.

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

To order your online class you can click here to go directly to my online store.  Check out page 3 of the new arrivals labeled Stampin' Up! The Basics.  Any questions, feel free to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

All Dressed Up

I can see so many possibilities for my Dress Up Framelits.  You can use them alone and just cut your favorite paper with your choice of 3 dies, or stamp your image with the All Dressed Up Stamp Set, and then cut.  Either way you will have a card that any woman will love.
My card base is Pool Party card stock.  I layered it with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that was cut out with the large Apothecary Accent Framelit, and then embossed with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I saved the large cut out piece to make the cute treat holder that goes with the card.
I used one of the dress framelits and Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to cut my dress and placed it onto my cut dress form.  I added some Rhinestones to the dress for a bit more embellishment. 
My treat holder was scored to make a nice base for my lip gloss that fits nicely inside, and then just folded and tied together using Pool Party Ribbon which is from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.   
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Sycamore Street #127540 (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp Sets:  Happy Hello #130149 (Sale-a-bration), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 w or #127802
Ink:  Pool Party #126982
Punches: Scallop Oval #119856, Word Window #119857
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 (Sale-a-bration)
Embellishment:  Rhinestones #119246
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Dress Up Framelits #130101, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127819

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sent with Love

Product idea created by Stampin' Up!

• Sent with Love*

• Whisper White Cardstock
• Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*

• Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad®

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
• 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Hole punch

*Special promotional product—only available Feb 1 – April 30, 2013!

**Get the Send with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine in a special bundle at 20 percent off — Feb 1 – April 30, 2013!
My post today was taken directly from the Ideas section of my online store.  It was not created by me, but by Stampin' Up!.  I wanted to showcase it today, because this promotion runs for a limited time and ends April 30th.
You can purchase the Sent with Love Stamp Set, and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper separately, or put them together in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine for a savings of 20%.
To see this, and more product ideas, you know you can check my creations here on my blog, but don't forget about some other wonderful product ideas from Stampin' Up which are listed on my online store - , or just click the link in the left hand column of my blog.   

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Easter Everybunny

Cut a Label Framelit right on top of your card front, and let your image pop through.  Now, your bunny can be seen whether the card is open or closed.
I layered my Whisper White Card Stock with some Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, added my ribbon,  and then cut my Label Framelit.  To create the frame, I cut a larger Framelit along with the same size Framelit that I used for my opening.  This way I could use the frame that was left over when these two were cut together. 
I stamped my bunny in the center of the opening, and colored him in with markers.  Both the Designer Paper and Ribbon were free products I earned through Sale-a-bration. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Sycamore Street #127540 (Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974   Markers:  Daffodil Delight #119677, 2011013 In Color Markers #123002
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Bundle Pack #130812 (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp Set:  Everybunny #122705 w or #122707 c
Punch:  Modern Label #
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598
Adhesive:  2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Snail #104332

Friday, February 22, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Feeling Sentimental?  Well, if you are, the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set, which you can receive for FREE with Sale-a-bration rewards, is the perfect stamp set for you.  I love the images, and they really do remind me of things from times past.
My card base is Always Artichoke Card Stock which I layered with a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock stamped with the large En Francaise Stamp using Always Artichoke ink.  I then stamped my bike in Early Espresso ink right on top of my En Francaise image.  I wrapped some Always Artichoke Seam Binding around the layer, and added an additional  iece of Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  To finish the card I added my friends sentiment.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Always Artichoke #126972, Early Espresso #126974
Stamp Sets:  En Francaise #109521, Sweet Essentials #126455 w or #126457 c, Feeling Sentimental #129627 w or #129630 c (Sale-a-bration)
Ribbon:  Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding #121000, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta #119960
Punch:  Modern Label #119849

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flower Trim and Paper Doilies Wedding Card

If you are looking for some new ways to embellish a wedding card, try the new 5/8" Flower Trim and a Paper Doily to give it a delicate, vintage look.
I embossed my Wisteria Wonder Card Stock with the Fancy Fan Folder and then added my Doily and three flowers.  When you get your Flower Trim, you get 2 yards of flowers that are on strips of tulle, and you can cut any amount of flowers or any length you want.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Wisteria Wonder ink to the flowers, to give them a touch of color, and adhered them right to the Doily using Glue Dots.  I inked my sentiment onto Whisper White Card Stock and then punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and added it on top of the Doily. 
The Doilies come 24 to a pack, and both of these new products are in the Spring Catalog.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder #122922, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder #126985
Stamp Set: Love & Laughter #125475 w or #125477 c
Embellishments:  5/8" Flower Trim #126869, Paper Doilies #129399
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Sponge Daubers #102892
Adhesive:  Snail #104332, Glue Dots #103683
Punch:  2 1/2" Circle #120906

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Razzleberry Splash Masculine Cards

The Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' Kit is full of feminine colors, flowers, petals and leaves.  But that doesn't mean you can't make some nice masculine cards with it as well.  I used the whole kit to make 16 cards for a Stamp Class, and wanted to design some of them for the men in our lives.
I took one piece of the 12 x 12 Night of Navy Card Stock that comes in the kit and cut it to make two cards, leaving plenty left over to use for layers.  The kit comes with 8 sheets of Card Stock, two of each color - Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, and Rich Razzleberry.
I embossed one of the cards with the Square Lattice Folder, and the other one with the Argyle Embossing Folder.  I then added some of the card stock stickers and layered them onto the card, placing them onto some of my scrap pieces of the Card Stock.  I added my own sentiments and punched them out, but other than that, everything you see came in the kit.
I don't do much scrapbooking, but I really love the kits.  So, I usually turn them into cards instead.  Really easy to do when everything coordinates and comes together in one kit.

The following were used:
Kit:  Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' #126930
Ink:  Night of Navy #126970
Stamp Sets:  Wacky Wishes #126410 w or #126412 c, Blue Ribbon #125979 w or #125981 c
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907, 1 3/8" Circle #119860
Extra Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Folder #119976, Argyle Folder #127750

Monday, February 18, 2013

A flower garden of lollipops!

Well, I had some left over lollipops that I used for some Valentine Projects, and thought I could dress them up for a cute Birthday Treat.  They would be great as birthday favors or to attach to a gift.  Easy to make, and so colorful to look at.
To make the treats I used a variety of Stampin' Up! Cardstock, the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch,  and the 1 1/4" and 1" Circle Punch.  The It's Your Birthday sentiment is from the  "A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set".  I attached the layered pieces to my lollipop with Sticky Strip and placed them into a piece of styrofoam to form my garden of lollipops.
The following were used:
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, 1 1/4" Circle #119861, 1" Circle #119868
Stamp Set:  A Fitting Occasion #127047 w or #127049 c
Ink:  Real Red #126949
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We have a winner!

                   50/50 Winner

Yesterday at my Mystery Hostess Workshop the 50/50 board was filled.  The number on the back of the board was opened and it revealed that our lucky winner was Marietta Stanz.  Congratulations Marietta!

A new board has been started, and we will have another lucky winner when it is filled.  To be eligible, everytime you place a $50 order with me, you get to select one of the remaining numbers on the board.  When the board is filled up, the preselected number which is taped to the back of the board in a sealed envelope, is revealed and the person that selected that number gets to pick out $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise from any of the current catalogs. 

This is a promotion through me, and not Stampin' Up!.   Good luck!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Stamp Set and Framelits can be purchased in a bundle to save you 15%.  Both of these products were used for today's card, along with some FREE buttons I selected from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The button colors are what gave me the idea for todays card colors too.
My card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock, with an added layer of Chocolate Chip that was embossed with the Manhattan Flower Folder.  Under that layer I also added a piece of Pool Party Card Stock that was punched with the retired Eyelet Border Punch. 
My flowers were stamped with Tangerine Tango Ink and then cut out with my Framelits and placed onto the card with dimensionals.  Behind the flowers I placed some stems that were punched with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch and embossed with the Square Lattice Folder.  To add a bit of color to my flowers I colored the centers with a Pool Party Marker and added a small pearl.  The addition of my two buttons added a bit more color and were placed on using Glue Dots.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Chocolate Chip #102128, Pool Party #122924
Ink:  Tangering Tango #126946, Pool Party #126982   Marker:  2011-12 In Color Pack #123002
Stamp Sets:  Bloomin" Marvelous #129651 w or #129654 c (Sale-a-bration), Secret Garden #129141 w or #129144 c
Punch:  Blossom Petals Builder #121808
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Secret Garden Gramelits #129372, Manhattan Flower Folder #114517, Square Lattice Folder #119976
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 (Sale-a-bration)
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683, Snail #104332
** The Secret Garden Bundle - which includes the Secret Garden Stamp Set and Framelits is #131100 w or #131099 c - (for a savings of 15%)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chalkboard Technique Card

I have seen so many unique cards made using the Chalkboard Technique, and I finally got around to trying one of my own.  Really easy to do, and up close it really looks like a chalkboard!
My card base is Crumb Cake Card Stock, with a layer of Pool Party, and then my layer of Basic Black.  For the Chalkboard Technique, I first took my Versa Mark Ink and stamped my images, and then heat embossed them with White Emboss Powder.  I then took a Sponge Dauber and my Whisper White Craft Ink and dabbed the white ink onto my Basic Black Card Stock. 
You can add as much or as little white as you want.  I tried to make it uneven, like a real chalkboard would look.  I then added some Sycamore Street Ribbon, which I got for FREE through Sale-a-bration.    I love this technique, and can't believe how easy it is to do.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924, Basic Black #121045
Ink:  Whisper White Craft #101731, Versa Mark #102283
Stamp Sets:  Vintage Verses #129633 w or #129636 c (Sale-a-bration), Collage Curios #129099 w or #129102 c - Spring Mini
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street #130812 (Sale-a-bration) used Pool Party and Tangerine Tango Ribbons
Tools:  Sponge Daubers #102892, Heat Tool #129053, White Emboss Powder #109132

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet Threads Simply Sent

Want to try something a little different?  Well, then the Sweet Threads Simply Sent  is for you.  This takes me back to a time long ago when I used to do cross-stitch on canvas.  Now, I never thought I would be doing it on a card, but with Stampin' Up! products anything is possible.
You get 8 printed cards, 4 in Primrose Petals, and 4 in Lucky Limeade, along with 8 White Envelopes.  To do the cross-stitch you get 8 die-cut pattern pieces in Whisper White with the holes already prepierced, and embroidery floss to match your printed cards.  You also get 2 embroidery needles and 32 Stampin' Dimensionals.   If you never did cross-stitch, directions are included too.
The only additions I added to the card are a strip of Delicate Details Lace Tape, and my two sentiments.  If you are in need of small sentiments, you can bundle the Essentials Stamp Set along with the Sweet Threads Simply Sent for a 15% savings.  You can see these items on page 22 of the Spring Catalog.
The following were used:
Simply Sent:  Sweet Threads #126924
Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 w or #127802 c, Bring on the Cake #121899 w or #121958
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856
Ink:  Primrose Petals #126858
Embellishment:  Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Easter Bunny Hershey Bars

It's time to start thinking about Easter, and wanted to come up with something different this year.  I had a lot of success with my Reindeer and Snowman Hershey Bars at Christmas time, so I thought I would try to make some for Easter and decorated them to look like the Easter Bunny!
To decorate the candy I first cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 5 x 5 1/4" and wrapped it around the bar.  I used Sticky Strip to keep it together.  Then I used a variety of punches to come up with the shape.
For the ears - Extra-Large Oval and Large Oval - Whisper White and Pink Pirouette Card Stock
Eyes - 1/2" Circle - Basic Black Card Stock and the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for detail
Face - 1" Circle and a Basic Black Marker for the whiskers
Nose -  Small Heart - Pink Pirouette Card Stock
Feet - Extra-Large Oval in Whisper White - 3/4" Circle and small circle in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - Pink Pirouette
I then tied some retired Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon around each one for some extra embellishment.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pink Pirouette #111351
Punches:  Extra-Large Oval #119859, Large Oval #119855, 1/2" Circle #119869, 3/4" Circle #119873,  1" Circle #119868, Small Heart #117193, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
Marker:  Basic Black #100081, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, Snail #104332

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Little Friends

The Little Friends Stamp Set is a great set if you need to make cards for young children.  They have really cute images that can easily be colored in using your Blender Pens.  You could also stamp the images on Watercolor paper and fill them in using an Aqua Painter.
My card base of Crumb Cake Card Stock was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then layered with a piece of Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Designer Series Paper that was cut with my Big Shot and the Top Note Bigz Die.  I also tied a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around the Top Note before I placed my image.
I stamped my image using Early Espresso Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Using my Blender Pens I colored the image in using a variety of colors.  I mounted this onto a piece of Early Espresso Card Stock and added it to my cut Top Note. 
The images in this stamp set could also be used to make a small coloring book.  If you are looking for an activity at a children's party, or a little party favor, this might do the trick.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686
Designers Series Paper:  Polka Dot Parade 126902
Stamp Set:  Little Friends #122665 w or #122667 c
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched #126872
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Blender Pens #102845

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tray full of magnets!

I feel like I just finished with my winter craft fairs, and hard to believe I am now making items for the ones I will be participating in this Spring.  I also made the clothespin and button magnets last year, and in addition to those I will also have Soda Pop Top Magnets for a different way to showcase a favorite picture, or memento.
I purchased the magnetic sheets at a local craft store, and covered the clothespins with a variety of retired Designer Series Paper and buttons.  I purchased a lot of the paper and buttons on the Clearance Rack, so it was really a bargain. The small round magnets used for the Flower Button Magnets were also purchased at a local Craft Store, and decorated with a variety of fabrics that were cut out using the Big Shot and my retired Scallop Circle Die. 
The Soda Pop Top Magnets were decorated with different images that I stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock, and then punched out with the 1" Circle Punch, placed into my Bottle Cap, and then sealed with Crystal Effects.  These were also placed onto round magnets and kept together with a glue gun.  The Bottle Caps already stick to the magnets, but I decided to hot glue them together so it is just one piece instead of two individual pieces. 
I really like the new Soda Pop Tops in the Spring Catalog.  They are a great embellishment for so many projects.  When using them to make the magnets I did not run them through my Big Shot to flatten them, but used them the way they came.  When I use them on a card I usually flatten them out.
The following Stampin' Up! products were used:  (current products listed only)
Stamp Sets:  Collage Curios #129099 w or #129102 c, Itty Bitties #128939 w, Every Little Bit #117096 w or #120558 c, Tiny Tags #118091 w or #118592 c
Embellishments:  Soda Pop Tops #129388, Crystal Effects #101055
Punch:  1" Circle #119868