Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Online Washi Class

What To Washi Online Class - Digital Download
Price: $14.95
Stampin' Up! is offering a new online class.  The online Washi Class includes seven different sections of Washi wisdom -  everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. The What to Washi Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

* 7 PDF Documents
* 2 Instructional Videos

  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . . 

And wait, there's more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:

  • What to Washi Class
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren't available to individual purchase until August 1! 

What to Washi Bundle:  item 134743

Price:  $36.95

You can go directly to my online store here for the Washi Online Class and here for the What to Washi Bundle. 

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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Altered Stamp Class Card

Here is a different card I made using the left over cut pieces from my June Stamp Class. 
This is the card I posted last week and had out for class.
As you can see, I used the same materials, just used a different embossing folder and sentiment, and placed my layer at the bottom instead.   I also added a punched butterfly.  The colors are the same, but the top card was taken out in the sunlight giving you a truer look at the colors.
On my new card, I also added a Candy Dot to the middle of my butterfly.  They are really a great new embellishment added in this years new catalog.  You can also attach the dot to a brad base which you can purchase separately, but I added just dot!
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Calypso Coral 122925
Ink:  Calypso Coral #126983
Designer Series Paper:  Epic Day This and That #130814
Stamp Set:  From My Heart #132007 w or #126557
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Embellishment:  Neutral Candy Dot #130934

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

Here is my take on the card on page 90 of the Annual Catalog.  I don't have the Butterfly Collection Wheel, so I stamped my butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set instead.
My card base is Crushed Curry Card Stock.  I added a layer of Whisper White that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Next I added another layer of Crushed Curry that was stamped with my butterflies.  For the last butterfly I punched one out instead.  I added a Pool Party button in the center of my butterfly and my sentiment to the top of the card. 
Again, the catalog is such a great source of inspiration.  If you don't have all of the items used for a particular card or project you can easily substitute something you do have and get the look you want.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crushed Curry #131199, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri #132058 w or #123759 c, Create a Cupcake #128520 w or #121982 c
Ink:  Pool Party #12982
Embellishment:  Subtles Designer Buttons #130030
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Dimensionals #104430

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Daydream Medallions

I have been wanting to try to recreate the card on page 114 of the Annual Catalog.  I used the standard card size, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, but it looks like the one in the catalog is larger.  I try to keep my cards all standard sizes so they fit in the envelopes and require no extra postage.  
My card base is Pool Party Card Stock that I cut using the largest Floral Frames Framelit.  I then added a cut piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock behind this layer.  Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I then lined up my images.  The colors I used were Primrose Petals, Baked Brown Sugar and Pool Party.  My smallest image was also cut out using the smallest Floral Frames Framelit.  A Very Vintage Designer Button was added to the center of the flower, and a piece of Linen Thread was tied through the holes. 
Tip:  To remember what side of the Flower you used in the corner of your Stamp-a-ma-jig, place some kind of notation on the stamp in the corner you are lining up.  I didn't do this for the first large image, and my image didn't line up as nicely as I would of wanted.  I took a small piece of paper and taped it to the corner of my wood blocks.  If you are using a clear block, you could put it directly onto the stamp. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Pool Party #126982, Primrose Petals #26858, Baked Brown Sugar #131174
Stamp Sets:  Daydream Medallions #131976 w or #126467 c, Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 w or #127802 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Floral Frames Framelits #127012, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049
Embellishment:  Very Vintage Designer Button #129327
Ribbon:  Linen Thread #104199

Monday, June 24, 2013

Make a Wish

Another card made using inspiration from the Annual Catalog.
My card base is Whisper White Card Stock that I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I left a small area at the bottom that wasn't embossed for my sentiment.  Using my Delicate Doilies Stamp Set I created my circles, layering the Crushed Curry Circle with two different stamps.  I also added some cut Crushed Curry Card Stock that was snipped with my Paper Snips.  I really like the color combination and am having experimenting with all of the new colors.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Crushed Curry #131199
Ink:  Crushed Curry #131173, Gumball Green #126861, Bermuda Bay #131171
Stamp Sets:  Delicate Doilies #128541 w or #122592 c,  Sweet Essentials #132085 w or #126457 c
Punches:  1 3/4" Circle #119850, 1 1/4" Circle #119861
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Paper Snips #103579, Dimensionals #104430

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Stippled Blossoms

With the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set you can layer two images using two different colors to give more dimension to your card or project.
My card base of Perfect Plum Card Stock was embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder before I added my layers.  I then stamped my images onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and used the 3/16" Corner Punch to the top of the layer.  For my blossoms, I first stamped the whole flower using So Saffron Ink, and then inked the second stamp with the outlined images in Perfect Plum and stamped it over the So Saffron flower.  I added a few leaves stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink, and then added a piece of Natural Composition Specialty paper, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, and my sentiment to finish the card. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Perfect Plum101889, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Natural Composition Specialty #126917
Ink:  Perfect Plum #126963, So Saffron 126957, Pear Pizzazz #131180
Stamp Set:  Stippled Blossoms #132976 w or #126747 c
Ribbon:  Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta #122966
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
Punch:  3/16"119871 Corner #

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For the graduate

Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper adds a nice touch to my graduation card.  The paper also coordinates with the This and That products on page 128-129 of the Annual Catalog.
My card base is Pool Party Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Calypso Coral Card Stock and Epic Day This and That DSP.  I also embossed the bottom of the card using my Big Shot and a Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder.   My graduation sentiment was stamped on using Crumb Cake Ink. 
Tip - The Designer Series Paper Packs have the names of coordinating Card Stock listed on the back making it much easier to help you select your colors.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Calypso Coral 122925
Ink:  Crumb Cake #126975
Designer Series Paper:  Epic Day This and That #130814
Stamp Set:  Pure Gumption #132067 w or #126317 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder #129383

Friday, June 14, 2013

Six-Sided Sampler

The Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Coordinating Hexagon Punch can be purchased in a bundle to save you 15%.  There is also a Honeycomb Embossing Folder that has the same shape as the punch but it is a bit smaller.  I still think it looks nice though as a background for my card.
My card base of Whisper White Card Stock was embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  I then stamped the different Hexagon images using all of the new In-Colors.  I punched them out and then placed them onto my card using dimensionals.  I really didn't have a pattern in mind, just placed them where I thought they looked best.  This is a fun stamp set and punch to play around with and I see a lot of possibilities for it.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar #131174, Coastal Cabana #131175, Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177, Strawberry Slush #131178
Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler #130953 w or #130956*
Punch:  Hexagon #130919*
* To purchase as a bundle use #131725 for Wood-Mount Bundle and #132724 for Clear -Mount Bundle (savings of 15%)
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

One Wheet Wonder Samples

I will be doing a One Sheet Wonder class in August, and here are a few more samples of what we will be making.

Box that hold the nine cards and envelopes.

One of the nine cards made using one sheet of Designer Series Paper.

If you would like the instructions for doing your own One Sheet Wonder project, you can click on the One Sheet Wonder label in the right hand column which will take you to the link for the directions. 
The ladies can select their own pack of Designer Series Paper and I will be preparing the cut materials and adding the coordinating card stock so they can complete all nine cards and box.  A fun project that really doesn't take a lot of time, but gives you nine cute cards using one sheet of Designer Series Paper.
The following were used:
Card Stock:   Daffodil Delight #119683, Melon Mambo #115320
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Garden #129310
Ink:  Melon Mambo #126948
Ribbon:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314
Stamp Set:  Label Love #130619 w or #130622 c
Punch:  Artisan Label #130920

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! released another Photopolymer Stamp Set called Wanderlust.  You can see this new Photopolymer Set and all other sets released by going to my online store -these stamps are not in the catalog but can be ordered just like all products in the catalog.

Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set  
Price: $13.95  #133452
Use this exclusive photopolymer stamp set for all things travel. The photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.  Photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to the clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. Clear blocks recommended are  A,B,C,and D - blocks not included and can be purchased separately.Stamp Set Quantity: 12

Door Prize Winners

I first want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by my Open House yesterday.  It was a lot of fun sharing new products, and finally handing out the new catalog. 

The door prize winners were selected by the ladies who attended the Open House in the evening and they are:

Laurie Teipel -Baja Breeze Marker
Leilani Knopp - Basic Glimmer Brads
Nancy DeWitt - Jelly Bean Brads
Penny Hall - Paper Daisies
Osleen McWilliams - Twitterpated Designer Buttons

Congratulations ladies!  If you are attending next weeks stamp class you can pick up your item then, otherwise I will get it mailed out to you this week.

Sorry there is no new post for today, but I am recovering from all the fun yesterday and will post a new project tomorrow.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Getting ready for my Open House

I love my annual Open House, which I am hosting today from 9 am - 4 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm. .  It is a great time to share new product, hand out the new catalog, do Make and Takes, and sell some of my retired product at a great discount.  It is also a great time for my customers to sign up for their workshops, take part in one of my promotions, and just have fun!

Anyone who signs up for a Workshop gets to pick an envelope that corresponds with one of the 20 prizes displayed. 

Sign up for ribbon, Designer Series Paper, or embellishment shares.

A lot of retired products for sale

New Product Display

One Sheet Wonder Class Sign Ups and Display

Make and Take Table
Big Shot, 50/50 Promotion and Door Prizes

New Catalogs for everyone - the best part of the day!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Make a Wish

This is one of the cards I designed for a Summer Stamp Class.  It is one of nine cards that the ladies can make in the One Sheet Wonder Class.  They will be using one sheet of Designer Series Paper that is cut to fit on nine different cards, in nine different ways.  A great use of paper, and a fun way to get creative.  There is also enough paper to make a cute box to hold all of the cards.
I did a One Sheet Wonder class a few years ago and you can find the link I used for the template by clicking on the One Sheet Wonder label in the right hand column.
My card base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock that I embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I then added my layers of Island Indigo Card Stock and Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper.  I added a piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and my sentiment that was cut out using a Labels Collection Framelits.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight #119683, Island Indigo #122923, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Garden #129310
Ink:  Island Indigo #126986
Stamp Set:  Make a Wish #131928 w or #129222 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper goes together nicely with the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.  I used a few strips of the paper, and one strip of the Washi Tape for my background.
My card base is Melon Mambo Card Stock that was embossed on the bottom with a Delicate Designs Embossing Folder.  I then placed my layer made up of Whisper White Card Stock and my paper and tape.  To that I added two Labels Collection Framelits.  The larger one is Daffodil Delight and the smaller one is Whisper White that was stamped first with my cupcake.  I further embellished my Framelits using the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and the coordinating Framelit grid.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo #115320, Daffodil Delight #119683, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Garden #129310
Ink:  Melon Mambo #126948
Stamp Set:  Best of Birthdays #132929 c
Embellishment:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape #129314
Tools:  Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack #127857, Big Shot #113439, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder #127023

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Really Good Greetings

One of my favorite things to look for in the new catalog is new sentiments.  I like the font and size of the sayings in Really Good Greetings.  Each one is for a really different occasion too.
My card base is Summer Starfruit Card Stock with a layer of Island Indigo and Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and then cut it out using a Labels Collection Framelit.  I added a larger Framelit cut in Summer Starfruit and placed it behind my sentiment which I placed on with dimensionals, leaving room for my ribbon which I made by cutting two pieces of Island Indigo Card Stock  and snipping the ends.
For added dimension I also embossed my Summer Starfruit layer with the Argyle Embossing Folder. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit #126839, Island Indigo #122923, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Soho Subway #13014
Ink:  Island Indigo #126986
Stamp Set:  Really Good Greetings #130330 w or #130333
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mosaic Madness

This is the other choice for a make and take at my Open House.  I saw several designs like this at the Regional Event I saw in Baltimore, Maryland when we got a sneak peek at some of the new items.  I knew then it would be a card I wanted to make at my Open House.  It showcases the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Stamp Set, and Punch.  It is a really easy and quick card to make too.
My card base of Baked Brown Sugar was embossed with the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder.  I then punched Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Island Indigo Card Stock with the Mosaic Punch.  I stamped some of the images from the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set on Whisper White Card Stock and then punched those out too.  I also ran one of the Island Indigo punched pieces back through my Big Shot to emboss that as well.  
You could also layer all of your punched pieces on your card stock and line them up with your embossing folder to give them all the raised image for a different look. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar #131296, Soft Suede #115318, Early Espresso #119686, Island Indigo #122923, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Set:  Mosaic Madness #130246 w or 3130249 c, Itty Bitty Banners #132022 w or #126527 c
Ink:  Island Indigo #126986
Punch:  Mosaic #131267
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Bitty Banners #129267, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wildflower Meadow Embossed Card

This is one of the cards the ladies can make at my Open House next Monday.  It showcases the new Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, and some new colors.  I wanted a simple, yet pretty card to have as one of my make and takes, because the day is filled with a lot of extra activities too.
My card base is Whisper White Card Stock, with a layer of Calypso Coral.  I took another layer of Whisper White and ran it through my Big Shot using the Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder.  I then had a nice raised image that I could sponge some ink over to bring out the image.  I also used an Itty Bitty Shapes Punch to add a Crisp Cantaloupe  center to the large flowers. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Calypso Coral #122925, Crisp Cantaloupe #131298
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177
Stamp Set:  My Friend #128670 w or #122587 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Wildflower Embossing Folder #129376, Stamping Sponge #101610
Punch:  Itty Bitty Shapes #118309