Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Celebrating Green is the Challenge

This weeks challenge for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, its Celebrating Green. So I thought I would break out the new Reverse Words (143319, SAB) that you can get by placing a $50 for FREE during Sale-a-bration. Its so easy to use. I fussy cut mine out so I could have it hang over the front.

This is a fun fold you can get by scoring your Whisper White card stock at 4 1/4" & 2 1/8". You fold back the last score. And I hadn't used the Candle Border Punch, (#142764) yet. Its the perfect touch for the bottom of my card. I added a piece of the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper to the back (also a Sale-a-bration item). You get 4 sheets of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay. I punched the Candle Border Punch one time so it was all the way to the right bottom. Then glued a 1 3/8" x 2 3/4" of the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper to the back with Tombow Liquid Glue. Easy peasy!
The sentiment comes from the That's the Tag stamp set, ( #142918). I thought it went perfect with the Hooray. Almost forgot the paper on the top left side is from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper, you only need 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" piece.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4", #140272
1 7/8" x 5 1/4" Party Animal Designer Series Paper #142738
1 3/8" x 2 3/4" Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper

Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron fits the bill for Celebrating Green don't you think? You can play along too, go to: http://suochallenges.com/.


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Monday, February 27, 2017

February's Paper Pumpkin, Many Happy Birthdays






This kit is just in time to celebrate our fourth birthday in March! We’ve come a long way and we look FOUR-ward to many happy birthdays with our Paper Pumpkin peeps. We’re so grateful FOUR you! Party with us by sharing your favorite projects online. #PaperPumpkinBirthday Check out the video from Stampin' Up!
No need to burn the candle at both ends, this kit comes together quickly so you can get to the most important part—the party! Each kit includes nine candle cards, in three designs so you can perfectly match the recipient’s personality. This kit is on fire!

Pull off the perfect party with the Many Happy Birthdays Kit! The pull tab candle cards can be used for invitations, birthday wishes, or as gift card holders. The kit will blow you away with nine cards in three different designs, a versatile photopolymer birthday stamp set, two Classic Stampin’ Spots, and gold glitter candle flames for added flare.

This kit is just in time to celebrate our fourth birthday in March! We’ve come a long way and we look FOUR-ward to many happy birthdays with our Paper Pumpkin peeps. We’re so grateful FOUR you! Party with us by sharing your favorite projects online. #PaperPumpkinBirthday

Get in on the fun of Sale-A-Bration. Right now, our 3-Month Prepaid Subscriptions (item 137859) are just $55, which instantly qualifies for a FREE item! Contact your demonstrator today.

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I'll send you a Stamp case to store all your Paper Pumpkin Stamps along with the insert for the case.
 Alternative ideas for this months Paper Pumpkin.

Many Happy Birthdays Refill
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Watercolored Beautiful You Note Card

The Beautiful You stamp set is a great way to get your "feet" wet using the Watercolor Pencils. I am taking an online class and learning so much. Stamp your girl onto Watercolor Paper with Black Archival ink (so it doesn't smear). The one on the left I used Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencils. The right one I used Real Red and Calypso Coral.

Did you notice how cute the "patterned" umbrellas are? We stamped just the umbrella onto the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, then fussy cut. It was easy to cut. We also cut out the girl after we watercolored her, then added her to a piece of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper. The rain drops and water are both Dapper Denim Ink. The sentiment is from the Sealed with Love stamp set.
For this one we just mounted directly onto the Note Card. I "winked" the water with Clear Wink of Stella. Can you see it?
I love the extra "pop" of Real Red on this one. Which do you like better?

Did you notice, another card I didn't use the Big Shot or even a dimensional? See it can be done......

Cutting Guide:

Crumb Cake Note Card with Envelope
3 1/4" x 4 3/4" Serene Scenery Designer Paper
OR
3 1/8" x 4 5/8" Serene Scenery Designer Paper (for the second card)
3 1/4" x 4 3/4" Real Red

Supply List:



Three new Sale-a-bration items added.






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Friday, February 24, 2017

So Succulent Birthday Card

This is another card Patty and I did together. I found this on Pinterest and loved it. For the card on the right I used Garden Green which is NOT used in the Succulent Garden Designer Paper. So, for the card on the left, I used Old Olive which is in this paper, and matches better. I was never a fan of succulents before working with this bundle. I love how all the stamps have matching Framelits. The basket is from the Basket Bunch Framelits and works perfectly with the Succulents.
Stampin' Up! did a fabulous job with this Suite of products, Stamp, framelits, designer paper and ribbon.
This was a super easy card to put together. I just stamped the flowers and die cut them, then arranged them in the basket.
You can really see in this photo how I "winked" them with the Clear Wink of Stella. The basket was then mounted on one of the Stitched Shape Framelits (I LOVE these dies). I did stamp a few of those little flowers that also comes in the stamp set. The sentiment comes in this set and stamped in Archival Black Ink.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
3 1/2" x 5 1/2" Succulent Garden Designer Paper
3 1/8" x 3 1/8" Thick Whisper White cardstock for the circle
Scraps of Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock for the flowers and basket.

Supply List:



Three new Sale-a-bration items added.




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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Luv2Stamp Blog Hop Day 3, Egg Carton

This was my 3rd project that I shared with the Luv2stamp Group on this past Saturday. Make sure you hop to the other presenters, links at bottom of my post. Now, I know the Egg Cartons are non orderable right now, but they will be back in our warehouse on March 20th. That leaves you almost a month to order and get them made before Easter. Easter is April 16th this year. When I put together the things I was going to share, the cartons were not on back order.
This is what they look like when you receive them.
Did you know, you can color them with Rubbing Alcohol, re-inker and a Stampin' Spritzer? Fill your Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol, add 10-15 drops of re-inker and shake. You will need to fill your Spritzer up twice to color the inside and outside of the egg carton. I took a big box and spritzed in that. The mess is contained in the box and not all over your counter or walls. I wish I had taken a photo, as my Stamp Club Gals made them too.

 
I used a Belly Band so you could get inside the carton without having to tie the ribbon each time. The Belly Band is 2" x 15". For the Luv2stamp meeting we received 6 x 6 squares of Designer Paper. Just cut 1 piece into 2" strips, adhere together with Tear and Tape. Cut off the excess. Make sure you put the seams on the side. Then tie your ribbon around.

To make the basket you will need the Basket Bunch Bundle, Stamp set and matching Framelits. Here is a quick tutorial on how I did the basket.
Add your sentiment to the basket with some Linen Thread and you are done!

Cutting Guide:

2" x 15" Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
5/8" x 3 1/2" Whisper White cardstock (for sentiment)
Scraps of Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay
Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (New Sale-a-bration item) I didn't have this paper when I made my original basket.

Supply List:



You won't want to miss the projects from the other presenters:

Patty Bennett
Jason Loucks
Melanie Hawkins

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

High Tide Lighthouse Card

Patty and I were at it again! Last week we got together and this is one of the cards we stamped. This was yet another stamp set I DIDN'T need........yeah right! LOL! Of course I need it now......
We started off with a large piece of Watercolor Paper. Big enough for Clear Block E to fit on with some room on all four sides. Then you can cut it down to the size you want. Mine ended up being 3 5/8" x 4 5/8". This project takes a lot of different Ink Pads.
Start with:
Daffodil Delight and ink the whole block, just smoosh it on the entire block
Flirty Flamingo
Sweet Sugarplum
Watermelon Wonder
Bermuda Bay just on the bottom about a 1/4 of the way up
Each time you add another color you put the color right over the last color
Then spritz it several times and lay onto your Watercolor paper. Let it soak in for a few seconds and carefully lift. If you have any ink that is pooled you can soak up with a paper towel or old cloth.
Once your Watercolor Paper is dry you can stamp on it. Use your Heat Tool if you are in a hurry.
After you cut your Watercolor Paper to have equal borders on each side you will want to mask off the bottom like shown. Stamp the "water" with Dapper Denim. Depending on how much "water" you want, you might have to stamp a couple of times. Don't forget to Wink your water with the Clear Wink of Stella.
Stamp your lighthouse on a piece of scrap Watercolor Paper in Smoky Slate. Stamp the sand in Crumb Cake and add some grass with Soft Suede. Fussy cut. Color with Daffodil Delight as shown in the photo. Stamp the birds with Dapper Denim.

I forgot to take a photo of the light rays. Patty was so clever she die cut the Sunburst Thinlit out of Vellum. Cut 2 "rays", colored them with a sponge and Daffodil Delight Ink, attached to the Watercolor Paper with a glue dot and wrapped around the Watercolor Paper. Make sense? Then adhered the lighthouse with dimensionals. Patty shows this on her POST. We added some grass from the Basket Builder Framelits, sponged with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Ink.
The card base is Crumb Cake with a layer of the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper. Then the Watercolor piece was attached with dimensionals.

Here is a mini tutorial for how to use a square die and make it into a rectangle. The sentiment was attached with dimensionals as well. 

Whew, if you made it this far, thank you so much! LOL! You can check out Patty's card HERE!

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Crumb Cake Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
4" x 5 1/4" Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper
1 Sheet of Watercolor Paper (you won't use the whole thing)

Supply List:

Three new Sale-a-bration items added.



When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Luv2stamp Blog Hop, Video Faux Watercolor, New Sale-a-bration Items, and Another Video From Stampin' Up!

This is my second project for our meeting on Saturday. I used all three colors of the Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack that was given in Patty's packet. I cut them down to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".



I've got a video to show you how I did the Faux Watercolor background. Its easy, take a look:


Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 8 1/2" Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe cardstock, scored, 4 1/4"
4" x 4" Thick Whisper White cardstock
Scraps of Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron

Supply List:

You won't want to miss the projects from the other presenters:

Patty Bennett
Jason Loucks
Wendy Cranford
Melanie Hawkins

We have one more blog hop on Thursday. You won't want to miss it.

Don't miss this video from Stampin' Up! about the New Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.



Starting today, you can now order the NEW Sale-a-bration items. Remember you can choose one of these items for every $50 you spend, no limit.

And these Sale-a-bration items still available.
I've extended the RSVP date to 2-23-17. I must have payment by that date so I can order the products you will receive in class. Email me if you'd like to come. I can send you a PayPal invoice ($2 extra) or you can mail me a check. Long distant people, I can mail your tin and kit, $13.60 priority mail.

I've only got a couple more spots left.

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Avant Garden Thank You Cards

This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog. You can earn it for FREE with a $50 order. These cards and many more went to my Stamp Club Gals and a few outside orders as well.
Can you guess what NEW Sale-a-bration (SAB) item is on my card?
I've used the Avant Garden Sale-a-bration stamp set along with the Metallic Ribbon also SAB. Do you see that skinny piece of glimmer paper? That is a new SAB item you can earn FREE with a $50 order, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. Its so pretty!


Want to know how I stamped the flowers? Easy peasy! Let me show you. You can use Sticky Notes if you don't have the removable tape.

The sentiment comes from the stamp set All Things Thanks. I used my marker to ink up only the thank you. I love this font and have used it before the same way.

Finished up my card with a heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a little splattering with my markers.

Can you believe, no Dimensionals or the Big Shot on this card......I didn't think that was possible! 

Cutting Guide:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Wisteria Wonder cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
3 3/4" x 5" Thick Whisper White cardstock
1/2" x 5" SAB Glimmer Paper, Sweet Sugarplum

Supply List:



I've extended the RSVP date to 2-23-17. I must have payment by that date so I can order the products you will receive in class. Email me if you'd like to come. I can send you a PayPal invoice ($2 extra) or you can mail me a check. Long distant people, I can mail your tin and kit, $13.60 priority mail.



Sale-a-bration: Three more items are added on Feb. 21st.













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When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?

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