Friday, January 31, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit - New



With the new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit you can easily make  20 cards and best of all they are thoughtful, beautiful, handmade, and they take just minutes to make! The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as papercrafters, and also makes a great gift!

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure


To order you can go here to my online store.  The kit is Item #134998 and is $19.95.  And remember if you purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise from now until March 31st you can select one free item in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  You can see the Sale-a-bration catalog at my online store or e-mail me if you would like a hard copy mailed to you. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bridal Shower Invitation


These are the shower invitations I made for my soon to be daughter-in-laws bridal shower.  The Rich Razzleberry Card Stock I used for the dress and layer are a great match for the bridesmaid dresses.  It is such fun to be able to help with all of these fun events, and will be working on the cake centerpieces soon.  

My card base of Whisper White Card Stock, and layer of Rich Razzleberry were embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  My next layer of Whisper White had only the left side embossed because I wanted the other side to be flat so you could read the invitation clearly.

I stamped the wedding dress onto Rich Razzleberry Card Stock using Versa Mark Ink, and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  The dress was cut out by hand, and then placed onto my card with dimensionals.  The invitation measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" therefore it fits into a medium  Stampin' Up! Whisper White envelope and requires no extra postage.   I will also emboss the flap of the envelope with the Fancy Folder to make it look extra special.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316
Ink:  Versa Mark #102283
Stamp Set:  Love & Laughter #128433 w or #125477 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Heat Tool #129053103579, Paper Snips #
Embossing Powder:  White #109132
Envelopes:  Whisper White Medium #107301

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Good as Gold - Free Cards!

Yes, with the exception of a little bit of snail adhesive, I made today's card for free.  No stamps or ink required.  Everything came in my free Good as Gold Card Kit that I received during the demonstrator Sale-a-bration earning period.  You can get this same set for free too.  All you need to do is spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise in any catalog, the Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, or new promotional products. 


Isn't the card really cute.  I love the colors too.  And there are more options than what I did today.  The set also comes with stickers that say for you, and the messages are in English, German, and French. 
With the kit you receive 8 card bases that measure 3 1/2" x 5", 8 envelopes and gold envelope liners which you can see above.  In addition there is a sheet of Gold Foil Tags, 1 sheet of printed die-cut tags, 8 pieces of Gold Elastic Cord, and 8 pieces of Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine.  The coordinating colors in this kit are Basic Black, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango.

These kits also make great gifts, especially when everything is included!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Retro Fresh


I'm loving the bright colors of the Retro Fresh Designer Paper and Washi Tape that I used for today's card.     If you do too, in addition to the paper and tape there is the Retro Fresh This and That Journal, Designer Stickers, and Journaling Tags all in the new Occasions Catalog.  With the long, cold and snowy days we have been having here in Pennsylvania, it is nice to make a card that makes me think Spring!

My card base is So Saffron Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I then taped some of the Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape and a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper to create the background and give my card that great color.  My sentiment is from the new Perfect Pennants Stamp Set, and it was stamped using Tangerine Tango Ink and punched  out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, So Saffron #105118
Designer Series Paper:  Retro Fresh #132993
Ink:  Tangerine Tango #126946
Stamp Set:  Perfect Pennants #133227 w or #133230 c
Accessories:  Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape #133001
Punch:   2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rev up the Fun!

If you are in need of a good stamp set for masculine cards, Rev Up The Fun! might be the one you are looking for.   No flowers here.

I started with Smoky Slate Card Stock, and then added my Whisper White Layer for my images.  I cut the motorcycle out before placing it on the card with dimensionals, and added some Epic Dat This and That  Washi Tape for a bit more color.   

I really like the option of using Washi Tape.  It goes on so easy and really dresses up your card without a lot of extra work.   If you like Washi Tape, don't forget to check out the new designs in the Occasions Catalog.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Smoky Slate #131202, Whisper White #100730
Ink: Basic Gray #126981, Midnight Muse #126860
Stamp Set:  Rev Up The Fun! #130520 w or #130523 c
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332
Embellishment:  Epic Day This and That Washi Tape #131269


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Guess that shape!

Well, there isn't a punch for it, but you do get those cute little shapes when you use the Envelope Punch Board.  They are the pieces that are cut out when you make your envelope or project.  I made a lot of "Easter Cracker" treat holders using the Envelope Punch Board for upcoming Craft Fairs and I had so many of these shapes left over.  I hate to waste materials, so I just put them into a container and figured I would use them for something at a later date.  When I was preparing for my monthly stamp class I pulled them out and decided to design a card. 

For this card, the Designer Series Paper you see is retired, but still coordinates with current Card Stock.  So, my card base is Pool Party and then I added a layer of Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  I added my pieces, using Stampin' Up! Multipurpose Liquid Glue to keep them in place.  I stamped my sentiment which is from an upcoming set you will see in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  A set you can get for free if you spend $50 during the Sale-a-bration promotion!

So, don't throw away those little pieces.  They make a cute design and I'm sure I will find another project to use them for.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Calypso Coral #122925, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Retired
Ink: Calypso Coral #126983
Stamp Set: See Ya Later #133533 w or #133536 c (Sale-a-bration Promotion - available January 28 - March 31)
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board #133774
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Monday, January 20, 2014

Love you to the moon!

I get tired of doing only the traditional red and pink valentines, so today I used a bit of blue, with just a touch of pink to make my Love you to the Moon card. 

My card base of Very Vanilla Card Stock was embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  I added layers of Etcetera Designer Paper and Night of Navy Cardstock and a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Ribbon.  I still wanted a little bit of pink.  I then stamped my image using Basic Gray ink and attached this layer using Dimensionals.  My Happy Valentine's wish was punched out with the Modern Label Punch and finished my card.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Night of Navy #100867
Designer Series Paper:  Etcetera #130129
Ink: Basic Gray #126981, Primrose Petals #126858
Stamp Sets:  Love You to the Moon #133140 w or #133143 c, Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 w or #127802 c
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched #126855
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Dimensionals #104430
Punch:  Modern Label #119849

Friday, January 17, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

The sheet of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper I selected for my card had such pretty flowers on it that I really didn't need to add much else.

To coordinate with the paper I used Gumball Green for my card base and Island Indigo for the layer underneath my flowers.  I love how Stampin' Up! products are created to work together - the paper matches the ink, ribbon, and embellishments, making it easy to design your project.

My stamped flowers are from the Flower Shop Set which coordinate with the Pansy Punch used, and I placed them on the card using dimensionals.  For a bit more dimension I filled the center of the flowers with Dazzling Details.  My Thank You was cut out using a Chalk Talk Framelit, and I sponged some Island Indigo ink around the edges, added my Island Indigo Baker's Twine and done.

An easy card to make with such pretty paper.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Gumball Green #126840, Island Indigo #122923, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Watercolor Wonder #132994
Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Island Indigo #126986
Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop #130939 w or #13094, Lots of Thanks #129687 w or #129690 c
Embellishment:  Dazzling Details #124117
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Ribbon:  Island Indigo Baker's Twine #125575
Punch:  Pansy #130698

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Love Note!

As soon as I saw the "a little love note" stamp in the Love You to the Moon Set I knew I wanted to pair it with a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.  Now I am sending a melody of love notes!

My card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I added a piece of Pink Pirouette behind my Modern Medley Paper to add some color and contrast and then added my punched love note.  I added the little heart to the top and placed my Valentine Sentiment on the inside of the card.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Pink Pirouette #111351
Designer Series Paper:  Modern Medley #126926
Stamp Set:  Love You to the Moon #133140 w or #133143 c
Ink:  Basic Black #126980, Pink Pirouette Marker - Subtles Collection #131263
Punch:  Full Heart #119883

Monday, January 13, 2014

One of my new favorite things!

The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog has so many great products, but I think one of my new favorites is the Spiral Flower Originals Die.  I have been working on making cake centerpieces for my soon to be daughter-in-laws bridal shower and having this new Big Shot Die has made making the flowers to embellish the cake so much easier. .

Spiral Flower Original Die #129379









     
Here is a video by Stampin' Up! that shows you how easy it is to use, and how pretty the flowers are.  Just think of all of the great uses for this fun product.


 


You can see this and all of the new products in the Occasions Catalog by going to my online store or click the catalog in the  left hand column of my blog.

Here is a picture of one of the cake slices.  I am still working on changing some things.  I might embellish my paper or change the colors around,  but I wanted to show you how they look on top. 


I'm not sure if I want to add one or two flowers, and what color if I only add one, but here is a sample for you to see how pretty the flowers are.



And, another project I made with the flower was the headband below.  

A Rich Razzleberry Button, placed on with a glue gun, added a pop of color to the inside.


You can cut the flowers with many different materials.  So far I have cut them using card stock, designer paper, felt, and fabric.  They all cut out and rolled together really easily. 

If you want your flower to spread out a bit more don't roll it up as tight.  I think I might try that for the next flower I made for the cake and see what I like best.  


Friday, January 10, 2014

Altered Class Cards



Every month I usually have some materials left over from cards the ladies made for class.  Sometimes I like to use the same materials, but change the sentiment or alter some of the designs.  Here are two different cards made with the same cut materials.  The original card was posted December 13th if you want to take a look.

In both of the cards I used Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and Venetian Romance Card Stock. The top card had the sentiment placed in an opening made with the Ovals Collection Framelits, and the bottom cards opening was created with the Window Frames Collection Framelits.  Candy Dots embellished the top card, while I added some Linen Thread to my bottom card.  

So, a time saver for me is to see what type of cards I am low on, and using the materials I already have cut, I can create cards for many occasions by using different tools.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla #101650,  Baked Brown Sugar #131296
Designer Series Paper:  Venetian Romance #130144
Ink:  Tangerine Tango #126946
Stamp Sets:  Tag It #130300 w or #130303 c, Friendship Preserves #131919 w or #127913 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Oval Collection Framelits #129381, Window Frames Framelits #129021
Ribbon:  Linen Thread #104199
Embellishment:  Brights Candy Dots #130931, Neutral Candy Dots #130934

Thursday, January 9, 2014

That's the Ticket Valentine

Today's Valentine uses another set in the Annual Catalog - That's the Ticket.  There are multiple sets in the Annual Catalog that are not holiday specific and I try to use them first when starting to make my holiday cards therefore getting the most out of each set. 

My card base of Whisper White Card Stock was layered with an additional Whisper White piece embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Before I placed it onto the card, I cut out a large heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits to create a nice spot for my smaller hearts.  The Real Red Scallop Heart is from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, and the Blushing Bride Heart was punched with the Full Heart Punch.  

My sentiment in Real Red was then punched with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and a Pearl and a bow of Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon were added for more embellishment.  A simple card, yet I feel the contrast in colors really makes it stand out. 

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Blushing Bride #131198
Stamp Set:  That's the Ticket #131946 w or #128075 c
Ink:  Real Red #126949
Ribbon: Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain #131209
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Hearts Collection Framelits #125599, Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Punches:  Full Heart #119883, Ticket Duo Builder #126883



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I lava you!

What I remember most from the Valentine Cards I used to get and send a long time  ago as a kid, it is the funny sayings that they used to have.  If you like those type of sayings, then the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Set is perfect for you.  And, if you still haven't received an order from the Occasions Catalog that has some new Valentine Stamp Sets in it, or ordered any of the special Valentine Stamp Sets on sale this month, there are several sets in the Annual Catalog that you can use right now, like the one I used today.

To my  card base of Melon Mambo Card Stock I added a layer and a strip of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and some Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (and a piece of Washi Tape retired from the Holiday Catalog).  I punched some small Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake hearts for a bit color and dimension, and then added my stamped sentiment which I cut out using a Chalk Talk Framelit. Some Brights Candy Dots were the finishing touch.


The following were used:
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo #115320, Whisper White #100730, Pink Pirouette 111351, Crumb Cake #120953
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden #129310
Ink:  Melon Mambo #126948
Stamp Set:  Crazy, Mixed-Up Love #131068 w or #131070 c
Embellishment:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape #129314, Brights Candy Dots #130931
Punch:  Small Heart #117193
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Chalk Talk Framelits #129983

Monday, January 6, 2014

Giggle Greetings

I know this is not a new Stamp Set, but it is a new one for me.  I make a list for my husband and children of things I want for Christmas, and Giggle Greetings was one of the Stamp Sets I received.   So, between the new catalog, my Christmas presents, and the Sale-a-bration products I was able to preorder I have a lot of new items to create with, and I needed a birthday card for a friend who is celebrating 60+ years and I thought she would enjoy the sentiment.

To my Pear Pizzazz card base I added a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sanded using my Sanding Blocks.  Before I added my sentiment I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding (retired).  Then my sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock using Early Espresso Ink.  Using my Blender Pens I colored in the image with Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz Ink and cut it out  using a Deco Labels Framelit, and some Pear Pizzazz Candy Dots finished the card.  

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz #131201, Very Vanilla #101650, Neutral Collection Core'dinations #129956
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974,  Pear Pizzazz #131180, Crumb Cake #126975
Stamp Set:  Giggle Greetings #131062 w or #131065 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Deco Labels Framelits #130102, Blender Pens #102845, Sanding Blocks #129367
Embellishment:  Subtle Candy Dots #130933

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Birthday

Well, I know it is now officially winter, but I still like sending flowers on my female birthday cards.  So, I decided to use dark colors and ink my flowers with Baked Brown Sugar Ink to give them a dried look.  Maybe not exactly a winter flower, but I still think it is appropriate to send this time of year.

My card base of Whisper White Card Stock was layered with Rich Razzleberry and Natural Composition Specialty Designer Paper. I added a piece of Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Trim and then my stamped and punched flowers.  To my sentiment, I sponged some additional Baked Brown Sugar ink because I thought leaving it with the all white background made it stand out a bit too much. 

The Natural Composition Paper has such pretty, glossy designs right on it that you don't have to add or emboss anything else to it.  It comes with 12 different designs, perfect for so many occasions.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316
Designer Series Paper:  Natural Composition #126917
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry #126950 , Baked Brown Sugar #131174
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop #130939 w or #130942 c, Express Yourself #130336 w or #130339 c (Hostess)
Punches: Pansy #130698, Scallop Oval #119856
Ribbon: Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Trim #130022
Tools:  Stamping Sponges #101610