Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Pennant Parade Stamp Set...

I CASE'd this card from one I received as a swap from convention.  I would love to give credit to the creator but there wasn't a name on the back so to whoever designed this card, thanks!  I can just see giving this card to a young boy or girl.  Here's what you will need to make this card:

  • Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Peach Parfait Cardstock
  • In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper
  • Pennant Punch
  • Pennant Parade Stamp Set
  • 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon
  • Hemp Twine
  • Pearls
  • Post-It Notes & Sponge for making clouds
  • Bashful Blue Classic Ink

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Buttons from Stampin' Up! DSP....

Today I am going to show you how to make your own buttons using Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers.  What is better than being able to coordinate your embelllishments on your cards?
 Here's what you will need to create your own buttons:
  • Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
  • 1/2" or 3/4" Circle Punch (Whatever size button you wish to make)
  • Crystal Effects
  • Anywhere Glue Stick
  • Sanding Block
  • Paper Piercer & Mat
 First, punch out 4-5 circles from the DSP and glue them together using the Anywhere Glue Stick.  If you want your button thicker, add more layers.
 Once the glue has dried, use your Paper Piercer to punch the button holes in your button.
 Use the sanding block to sand the sides of your button so they are smooth.  You may also need to sand the back of the button so it lays flat.
 Pour a little Crystal Effects onto a scrap piece of paper and run the edges of the button in the Crystal Effects to seal the sides.  Let them dry - it should only take a few minutes.
 Cover the top of the button with Crystal Effects, making sure that you do not clog the holes.  If you do, you can always go back with your Paper Piercer to open them back up.  Set them aside to dry.
 Here's what they look like when you are all done.  On the right, I added Linen Thread and on the left, I took the white Baker's Twine and colored it using a marker to match the color of the button.
Here's the card I made using the buttons.  I used a large and small button on the card which I CASE'd from Linda Heller.  Now pull out all those scraps of DSP and get started making your buttons too!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Field Flowers Stamp Set....

I CASE'd this card a swap I received from Mary Ellen Byler and made a change or two to make it my own and I really like how it turned out.  I used the Perfectly Penned stamp set for the sentiment and feel like any of the sentiments from this set would work perfectly on this card.  What you will need to make these card is:

  • Field Flowers and Perfectly Penned Stamp Sets
  • Very Vanilla, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
  • First Edition DSP
  • Beautiful Wings Sizzlit Die
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
  • Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush Classic Inks
  • Crochet Trim Ribbon
  • Pearls

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Best Friends Forever & Nature's Pace Sets

Today's card is another card from my Stamp A Stack.  I CASE'd this card from Dawn Olchefske.  I purchased the Designer Frames Embossing Folders recently and wanted to use one on a card and when I saw this card, I thought it was perfect.  Look for a tutorial in the next couple weeks on how to use these folders.  For this card, you will need:

  • Best Friends Forever Stamp Set (Ivy)
  • Curly Cute Stamp Set (Sentiment)
  • Nature's Pace Stamp Set  (Grapes)
  • Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Oval Designer Frames Embossing Folder
  • Basic Gray 1/2" Satin Ribbon
  • Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  • Wide Oval Punch
  • Basic Gray and Basic Black Classic Inks

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Uncharted Territory Stamp Set

Today's card is from last Friday night's Stamp A Stack and was cased from Gary Jensen, a fellow demonstrator that I swapped cards with at convention.  I love swapping with Gary because he always has great masculine cards.  Here's what you will need to make this card:

  • Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, and Not Quite Navy Cardstock
  • Uncharted Territory Stamp Set
  • Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
  • Whisper White Craft Ink
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Baker's Twine
  • Neutrals Buttons

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Delicate Doilies Stamp Set

Here is another card from last Friday night's Stamp A Stack.  I CASE'd the card from one that I received as a swap from convention in July from Chat Wszelaki.  I loved this color combination using two of last year's In Colors and one of this year's In Colors, showing that the colors coordinate even though they are from different years' color families.  Here's what you will need to make this card:

  • Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Delicate Doilies Stamp Set
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch & 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush Classic Ink

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Lace Ribbon Border Punch

It's Technique Tuesday and I've got something really cool for you today.  I am not actually showing you a technique; I am showing you several looks that you can get using your Lace Ribbon Border punch.   There's nothing better than finding out more ways of using our crafting tools, is there?
 Here's the border that you create using the Lace Ribbon Border punch but you can get so much more by just adding a couple of other punches!

 Using the 3/4" Circle punch, you can change the look of the border and also end up with some pretty flowers for using on your projects.
 Using the 1" Circle punch - and a steady hand - you can create this border and also the larger circles.  You have to be very careful that you are in the exact center since the edge is very small.
Using the 1/2" Circle punch, you can get this look and these funky flowers for your projects.
Finally, you can incorporate the the flowers you made with the 3/4" circle punch with the border you created with the 1" circle punch to get this look.  You didn't realize that you could get so many looks out of one punch, did you?  So what's stopping you?  Click on my "Shop Now" button and order your Lace Ribbon Border punch today!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Always Elegant Stamp Set

This is one of the cards that was made at my Stamp A Stack last Friday night.  I saw this card on SCS and CASE'd it for the SAS.  I would love to give credit to who made the original card but I cannot find it now.
I love the flocked paper which is a part of the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP by Stampin' Up!   Here's what you will need to make this card:

  • Basic Black & Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate
  • Basic Black 1/2" Satin Ribbon
  • Mocha Morning Specialty DSP
  • Always Elegant Stamp Set
  • Scallop Oval Punch
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Antique Brads
  • Basic Black Class Ink

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brayer Class - Stampin' Up!'s Plant Hope Stamp Set

Our final card at my recent brayer class is this card which I CASE'd from Shannon West of Stampin' Up!  She demonstrated this technique and I added a few of my own touches.  This card is done best on Glossy Paper.
To make this card, you need River Rock and Crumb Cake inks for the sand and Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and Marina Mist inks for the sky.  First, you take a post-it note and tear it down the center so you have some stickiness on both pieces.  Place one side along the horizon line at the top.  Ink up your brayer with River Rock and cover the bottom portion of your cardstock.  Then ink up your brayer with the Crumb Cake and run it along the bottom 1/4" or so.  Move up while rolling back and forth to get rid of the noticeable line.
Remove the post-it note and take the opposite piece of post-it note and cover the sand portion of your cardstock.  Ink your brayer with Bashful Blue and cover the entire top of the cardstock.  Next ink your brayer with Baja Breeze and roll along the top half of the blue area.  Again move up slightly as you roll back and forth to remove the line.  Finally, ink in Marina Mist and run only at the very top and move down a little to get rid of the line.
Remove the post-it note and stamp the palm tree from the Plant Hope stamp set with StazOn ink.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Holiday Items on Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! just announced that some items from last year's Holiday Mini catalog have been added to the Clearance Rack, including rub-ons and ribbon.  Make sure that you visit the Clearance Rack by selecting my Shop Now! button on the right and that my  name shows up in the top right of the Stampin' Up! website.

While Supplies Last - so Shop Now!

October Promotions from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! just announced two great promotions for this month.  Here are the details:

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits
Get a Free Stamp Set

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.  Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Page    Item           Description                                  Price
192     122375      Simply Sent Great Day                 $12.95
193     122377      Simply Sent Everyday Elegance    $11.95
193     122376      Simply Sent Sweet Moments        $13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

Page    Item           Description                                  Price
192      123682     It's Your Day                               $8.95
193      123686     Everyday Wishes                         $9.95
193      123684     You're Cherished                         $8.95

Contact me for more information or place an order at the right.

Join the Stampin' Up! Family
Receive a Big Shot FREE!

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

The Big Shot is a big deal! During October, when you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you will get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products).
      • If you sign up online via my website, you will be sent an email within one hour of signing up with the information on how to select either the Big Shot or $100 in free Stampin’ Up! products.
      • Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
      • Make sure that your free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
      • If you wish to sign up using the mailed forms, please contact me.
      • You will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
      • You may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
      • You may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird D├ęcor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.