Friday, May 31, 2013

SunBurst Video

I had this video ready last week, but realized I was showing some product from the new catalog, and that's a no-no. So Now I can show it since the new catalog is live now! Yipeeee!!

For this card you will need:

Card base cut, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 14" Daffodil Delight cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Daffodil Delight, #119683
3 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" Gingham Garden, #129310
Scrap of Whisper White cardstock, #100730
Really Good Greetings, #130333 
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, #118874
Island Indigo Ink, #126986
Daffodil Delight Ink, #126944
Dimensionals, # 104430

You can find all of these items in my online store HERE! 

The New Catalog is HERE!

Yes, you read it right! Starting at Noon PST you can start ordering from the new catalog.

I will add the direct link this afternoon. Now if you would like your own copy of the new catalog (and you don't have a demonstrator) contact me, I would be happy to mail you one, or if you are local you can stop by and pick one up. 

Better yet, come to my New Catalog Kick-Off Party tomorrow, 2-4pm. Let me know, so I can make sure I have enough paper cut for the make n takes.

I have another video for you too! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Have You Seen the Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit?

I finally put mine together. Took me about half hour to put the flowers together. So easy.
I had this Milk Jug Vase that worked out perfect for these flowers. I think it took me longer to arrange them in the vase than to actually put the flowers together.......The kit comes with everything you need except hot glue.

Here you can see the flowers up close.

The kit comes with 5 banners, so you can choose, thank-you, spring, love, create & You matter.

A baker's dozen (13) is what you get. The thirteenth flower is to give to someone who made a difference in your life. I love that added touch!

These are the other banners I didn't use. Might use them on a card.......
 So the colors of the flowers are:

Pool Party
Gumball Green
Calypso Coral
Daffodil Delight
Rich Razzelberry

You also get:
13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
13 green floral wire stems

And the flowers come on 2 sheets of pre-printed and pre-cut  sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock. You just punch them out. Easy peasy!
You can order your kit in my online store HERE! Item #134542, $12.95. 

You can watch this video on how to put the flowers together:


Don't forget:

Spring Catalog ends on Friday, May 31st.

We can begin ordering from the new catalog on Friday, May 31st,  at noon PST.

My New Catalog Kick-off Party, Saturday, June 1st, 2-4pm. RSVP: May 30th.
2012/2013 Catalog ends June 3rd.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Another SunBurst Card

This time I'm using the new Soho Subway dsp. I will have a video on Friday showing you how I made this type of card.  I had it all ready to go last Friday and realized that I had shown some new product that wasn't on a card yet. (thank you Patty and Wendy). That is a no no in Stampin' Up's! book.  You can see the other card I did using This and That Epic Day dsp HERE!
I love all the Scallop Punches we have now.

You can see how I popped all the layers with dimensionals.
 Here is what I used:

Crumb Cake base, 4 1/4" x 11"
Crumb Cake, 4" x 5 1/4", #120953
Early Espresso Card Stock, #119686
Summer Starfruit Card Stock, #126839
Soho Subway dsp, #130140
A Round Array Stamp Set, #129090
 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, #129404
1" Circle Punch, #119868
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, #127811
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, #119854
Summer Starfruit Ink, #126991

So, don't forget to check back on Friday, May 31st for my video.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Color Swatches

In April I asked my customers, Who wants a NEW Catalog? I had many respond. If they responded by a certain date they would receive "color swatches".  Check them out!
Here are the swatches. Each piece of card stock has a label with the name, ink pad #, re-fill # & card stock number. This way they can see all the color families and the new colors.

Here is how I decorated them. I put them in a large cello bag, with a ribbon around them and then my stamped image from Blue Ribbon. I made them all different using the new In Colors. I have a video on how to "punch" out the scalloped image. Click HERE to view!

These color swatches were defiantly a labor of love! I hope my customers know how much I appreciate them........  
Here is what I used:

6" x 8" Cello Bags, #102210
Coastal Cabana Ink, #131175
Coastal Cabana Card Stock, #131297
Crisp Cantaloupe Ink, #131176
Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock, #131298
Pistachio Pudding Ink, #131177
Pistachio Pudding Card Stock, #131294
Strawberry Slush Ink, #131178
Strawberry Slush Card Stock, #131295
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set, #125981
Banner Greetings, #129714 (Hostess set in the new catalog)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, #118874
2 1/2" Circle Punch, #120906
1 1/4" Circle Punch, #119861
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
Dimensionals, #104430     

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Saying Good-Bye to the Petite Pocket Die

This die will be missed!
As I am getting ready for my Big New Catalog Kick-off Party, I am finding all kinds of stuff to give away. I found a package of Stampin' UP! pens, so I thought putting them in the Petite Pocket Die would be perfect!

I added a little Baja Breeze Ribbon and a stamped, "Just for You". That stamp is in the new catalog. I've been using it a lot! Its called Label Love, and we have a matching punch! Yeah Stampin' Up!

Also trying to use up some of my dsp. I used Patio Party. Only a couple more sheets left from this package.

Here is what I used:
Petite Pocket Die, #123131
Patio Party dsp, #126916
Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, #122331
White Baker's Twine, #124262
Label Love Stamp Set, #130622 (new)
Artisan Label Punch, #130920 (new)
Sticky Strip, #104294

So, wouldn't you like to receive one? Come to my New Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 1st, 2-4pm. I'll have food, drink, door prizes galore, and make n takes. RSVP: May 30th.

I almost forgot, bring a friend who places an order and get one of my Grab Bags for FREE. ($10 - $15 value). And the GRAND PRIZE is a Simply Scored & Diagonal Score Boards, (value $50).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mouthwatering Cherries!

Here is the last card we did in my card class on Saturday. I used the set Mouthwatering along with Label Love which is new.
I jazzed up this card a bit using the Red Glimmer paper for the cherries. And a Rhinestone for the highlights. Can you see the new punch and stamp set?? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new punch and matching stamp set. Available May 31st!

And instead of a regular envelope, I took a lunch bag, cut off the bottom, glued the bottom shut and ran it through the paper crimper a couple of turns and stamped the cherries all over the front. Makes a cute envelope. Not sure if you could mail it, but if you ran out of envelopes this would be a great alternate.  
Mouthwatering, #125677, clear mount

Glimmer Paper, #121790, (Red)

Polka Dot Parade dsp, #126902 (its also in the new catalog)
 Here is the other things I used for this card:

Crumb Cake Base, 4 1/4" x 11", #120953
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Red Ink, #126949
Old Olive, Early Expresso Markers
Label Love Stamp Set, #130622 (New)
2 1/2" Circle Punch, #120906
Artisan Punch, #130920 (New)
1" Circle Punch, #119868
5/8" White Organza Ribbon (NOT retiring), #114319

Are you coming to my "New Catalog Kick-off Party"? June 1st, 
2 - 4pm. RSVP: May 30th. Bring a friend who places an order and get a Grab Bag for FREE! $10-20 value.
These are just a couple of my Grab Bags.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ronald McDonald Moving Forward, Info On New Catalog Kick off Party! You won't want to miss it!

This is a super cute stamp set that is retiring soon. Again its one, that I didn't use much. This is another card we did in my card class yesterday.
This is a five minute card. Seriously, emboss the border, stamp the bike, flowers and frog. Stamp the senitment again and punch with the window word punch, add your ribbon, glue to the card base, can it done! I added the goolie eyes to the frog at the last minute. Couldn't decide if I liked them or not. Both of my customers said they LOVED the goolie eyes so they stayed.......they were left over from a Halloween kit.
Here is what I used:

Card Base Whisper White, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
5 1/4" x 4 1/4" Whisper White, #100730
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, #121809
Black Stazon, #101406
Stazon Cleaner, #109196
Rich Razzleberry Ink, #126050
Lucky Limeade Ink, #126984
Window Word Punch, #119857
Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Ribbon, got on the clearance rack
Googlie Eyes, leftover from a Halloween kit  

Only 12 more days until the New Catalog goes LIVE! Are you coming to my New Catalog Kick-off Party on June 1st? I'm trying something new this year. Buy any retired product and get equal product FREE in the new catalog. You only pay tax and shipping on the new catalog order.  So its like getting all my retired stuff for FREE!! RSVP: May 30th. Make n takes, food and drink. Oh, and don't forget the DOOR PRIZES, lots of them. Grand prize is a Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Board, (Value $50). The more tickets you put in the bucket, the more chances to win. Ask me how to get "tickets"......

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Just Think of You Card!

Here is another stamp that is on the "hit" list. Just Thinking of you!
I'm gonna miss this stamp and dsp.......

I cut the circle out by hand. Can't wait to get the Circle Framelits in the new catalog........
Here is what I used:

Lucky Limeade card stock, #122926
Rich Razzleberry card stock, #120970
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Floral District dsp, #126919 (My most favorite dsp ever, just sayin')
Just thinking of You Stamp, #129940
Lucky Limeade Ink, #126984
Rich RazzleBerry Ink, #126950
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, #119275
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, #118309
Basic Pearls, #119247
Dimensionals, #104430

Click HERE for the retirement list!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Candy Wrapper Treats!

I've added a Lindor Lindt candy to each wrapper.

You can see here I wrapped a piece of dsp around the wrapper and then hot glued a rosette to that, and a smashed Soda Pop Top. I cut a 2" x 6 1/4" of dsp and punched it with the Scallop Trim Border Punch on both sides.

For the rosette I used a 1" x 12" piece of dsp, scored every 1/4"  and used the same punch on one long side. You can see how I did the inside of the Soda Pop Top HERE! And you can see my video on how to smash your Soda Pop Tops HERE!
I haven't pulled this die out in a long time. I'm sad its on the retirement list.......these treats are for my gals that are coming here tomorrow for my Quick and Cute Card Class. Aren't you sad you won't be here????
Candy Wrapper Die, #120890

Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp, #126922


Thursday, May 16, 2013

How About I Tease You With Some of the New In Colors?

I can't remember where I saw this type of card. I started out with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock cut at, 5 1/2" x 12". Score on the long side, 4", 7 1/2", 8" & 11 1/2".
Then I cut another layer of Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 5 1/4". This is where I did my stamping and added my die cuts from the Blossom Party die. The flowers are Crisp Cantalope & Strawberry Slush. The stamped images are from Raining Flowers that is on the retirement list. I think I only used this set a couple of times.........The big flower was stamped with Crisp Cantalope, and the small flower is Strawberry Slush. The little flower is Costal Cabana and the leaves are Pistachio Pudding. Don't you love the names of these colors. They look like sherbert ice cream.

BEFORE you put this together you need to punch the Artisan Label  Punch from the last panel and stamp next to it. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday on a scrap and punched out with the same punch.  After I put the card together I went back and put in the sentiment. So this gives you a retired stamp set with the new In Colors, a new punch and another new stamp set.  Only 15 more days until you can order from the new catalog!  
Raining Flowers, #122767
Label Love, #130622
Whisper White card stock, #
Strawberry Slush card stock, # 131295 
Crisp Cantalope card stock, #131298
Strawberry Slush Ink, #131178
Crisp Cantalope Ink, #131176
Coastal Cabana Ink, #131175
Pistachio Pudding Ink, #131177
Artisan Label Punch, #130920
1/2" Circle Punch, #119869
Sticky Strip, #104294
Dimensionals, #104430  
Large Pearls, #125577

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This and That Epic Day Meets Oh Hello!

I don't know where my days go......have you ever felt that you were busy all day, but don't know what you did? That seems to be my life here lately.......

Ok, now on to a fun card my Club Gals made this month. I have seen several of these cards and always thought it was just too much trouble........NOT SO! In fact they are soooooo easy!
I LOVE, LOVE the This and That Epic Day dsp. Usually I'm not drawn to these colors, but for some reason I am to this paper. See that button in the bottom right corner? Its not really a button........its made from clay and then colored with re-inker.  This clay is in our new catalog that goes live on the 31st. The clay is very soft and pliable. You put it in the mold and let dry overnight. We have 2 molds too, buttons on one, and flowers on another! Who knew I would love this product too!

You can watch my video on how to make the flower HERE!
  So here is how you cut your dsp to make the starburst:
You need 3 pieces of dsp cut at, 1 1/2" x 4 1/2". Take each piece and put in your paper trimmer like this:
Sorry for the glare, but you can see that I have the paper with one corner at the top right and the bottom left corner ready to cut.

Here is what you should have after cutting. One tip I have is, put your cut dsp in the pattern that you like first, and they can be overlapping a bit, then adhere it down. Only glue in the center of each piece as you will cut off the part of the points and at the top. 
 If you need more instructions let me know and I will do a tutorial.

Here is what I used:
Oh Hello Stamp set, #130733- Spring Catlog
Really Good Greetings, #130333- New catalog
This and That dsp, #130814 - New catalog
Washi Tape, This and That, #131269- New catalog
Creped Paper, #129393- Spring Catalog
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch,129404 - both catalogs
Ovals Framelits, #129381- both catalogs
Crumb Cake card stock, #120953

TIP: get the bundle for Oh Hello & Oval Framelits and save 15% only until June 3rd, #131101, $38.95, clear mount.  

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Free Download - cute backpack!

This is so cute!  A fun backpack you can fill with treats and a gift card for your favorite person.  Perfect for a teacher gift!  Just dowload it to print it out.  Then cut it out to put together this adorable gift.   
134687 Packed for You Digital Designer Template - FREE Digital Download     
Download includes:
  • 2-page d├ęcor template (8-1/2" x 11")
  • 7 punches
  • Digital exclusive
  • Fill the backpack with their favorite treats or a gift card
  • Coordinates with the You are so Nice Kit
  • Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Dusty Durango, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Farewell to Placon Storage (the stamp caes that our wood mount stamps come in)

May 13, 2013
We are excited about the recent announcement of our new wood-mount stamp cases and want to give you a chance to get our outgoing placon storage boxes before they are gone. We have specially packaged the following placon boxes in packs of 10 at a great price.

 Item     Description    Price
 134676     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 3-3/8" x 2"     $2.95
 134677     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 4-1/4" x 3"     $3.95
 134678     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 5-1/4 x 4-1/4"     $4.95
 134679     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 6-1/4" x 4-1/2"     $6.95
 134680     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 8" x 5-1/4"     $7.95
 134681     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 8" x 5-1/4" with tray     $7.95
 134682     Stamp and Supply Boxes (10 Pack) 10-1/4" x 5"     $8.95

The placon boxes are only available while supplies last, so order yours today and get organized!*

*Availability updates can be found on the retired list.