Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Final Days of Sale-a-Bration

It's hard to believe that Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year is almost over.
March 31 is the last day to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration. That's just another 3-1/2 more days to receive exclusive items FREE with every $50 in product orders.
To see the brochure, click HERE.

To place an order online, click on the shopping back on the upper left of this page.

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Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Up, Up and Away

Here's a fun birthday card that was available for my Card Buffet in January and February.  It's pretty gender neutral (especially if you leave off the flower and rhinestone for a guy card). 

I usually forget about Basic Gray - it really helps other colors pop.  It's not quite as dramatic as using Basic Black, but it's a nice change.

CASEd from one of my favorite blogs:  Artfelt Impressions.

Stamp Set:  Up, Up and Away
Card Stock:  basic gray, calypso coral, whisper white
Stamp Pads:  basic gray, calypso coral, pool party
Other:  pool party ruffled ribbon, dimensionals, itty bitty punch pack, rhinestones, perfect polka-dots ef, big shot.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mini Monday - Bordering on Romance

Here's a card made with the stamp set Bordering on Romance that is available in the current Occasions Mini Catalog.  I like all of the stamps, but I mainly bought it for this great floral image.  Isn't it so pretty?!  Also from the mini, I used a Labels Collection Framelits Die.

I did kind of cheat and used designer paper from the retired hostess pack, BUT if you don't have that, you can still get Blushing Bride designer paper in the 2010-2012 In Color Paper Stack, Nursery Nest, and Twitterpated.  And I also took a short-cut on the envelope - instead of an aquapainter, I used markers.

I used a lot of Big Shot accessories on this card, too.  Lots of fun!

CASEd from here.
Stamp Set:  Bordering on Romance
Card Stock:  pear pizzazz, peach parfait, blushing bride, whisper white, blushing bride dsp
Stamp Pads:  black staz-on, pear pizzazz, blushing bride, peach parfait
Other:  pear pizzazz ribbon, dimensionals, basic pearls, aqua painter, big shot, perfect polka-dots ef, tasteful trims die, ovals die, labels framelit.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Seasonal Saturday - Bunny Bottom

It's a sunny day and Easter is just 4 weeks away.  I thought I would share an Easter card I made for my February and March Card Buffets.  Isn't if fun what you can create with punches?!

For the clouds and sky, I punched a 2-3/8" scalloped circle from card stock and used it for a stencil with a stampin' sponge and bashful blue stamp pad.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen
Card Stock:  garden green, certainly celery, wild wasabi, whisper white, soft suede, regal rose
Stamp Pads:  soft suede, garden geen, bashful blue
Punches:  xl oval, 1" circle, 5 petal flower, itty bitty shapes pack
Other:  stampin' sponges, dimensionals, rhinestone.

Seasonal Saturday - Bunny Bottom

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flashback Friday - Because I Care

For this card, I pulled out two of my favorite retired stamp sets; Because I Care and Occasional Quotes.  They were both hostess sets.  Just like in clothing, I love pairing crumb cake (khaki) with white.  This card is very earthy, yet clean. 

Have a great weekend!

CASEd from stamperjen0 on splitcoast.

Stamp Sets:  Because I Care, Occasional Quotes
Card Stock:  crumb cake, soft suede, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  crumb cake
Other:  hemp twine, 1-3/4" circle punch, mat pack and paper piercer, dimensionals, neutrals buttons, glue dot.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Whatever Wednesday - Big Top Birthday

I needed a couple of young boy birthday cards for this month.  Can you guess how old they will be on the special days?  ☺  I think just about all cards are fun to make, but something made these extra-fun.   I hope you enjoy them, too.

When I ordered the Big Top designer paper, I figured it would be handy for kids' cards.  So far that's all I've used it for.  It's pretty busy paper - just like kids.

Wow - when I added this photo, the brads look so crooked.  I'm pretty sure they aren't that bad.  I used my mat pack with stencil and paper piercer to line them up.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Bitty Birthday (retired)
Card Stock:  whisper white, pacific point, big top dsp
Stamp Pad:  black stazon
Other:  brights brads, mat pack, paper piercer, corner rounder punch, simple serif numbers dies, big shot, daffodil delight 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ten Minute Tuesday - Fresh Vintage

Sunday afternoon I was able to whip up lots of these beauties for my March order thank you cards.  I used the Fresh Vintage stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

After stamping, I used the oval frame from the Designer Embossing Frames set that is also a FREE option during Sale-a-Bration.  I found another way to use the folders on the center of a card without getting the lines from the edges of the folder.  Here's the youtube video.  This is much easier than the first way I found.  At first, I didn't think it was working because there was little to no resistance when I ran it all through the big shot.  But as you can see, the impressions are very nice.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Fresh Vintage, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock:  whisper white
Stamp Pad:  poppy parade
Other:  xl oval punch, designer frames embossing folders, big shot, dimensionals.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mini Monday - Mixed Bunch with Everyday Enchantment

I hope you had a great weekend.  I sure did!  My wonderful hubby had most of the weekend off work.  I stamped, we went out to dinner, to church, to two movies, took naps, then I stamped some more.  Ahhh - bliss!

Stampin' Up! currently has two special publications; the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  I am showing a card that features items from both.  The Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Blossoms Punch and Edglits are from the Occasions Mini and I used FREE Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper from SAB.

I found this card on pinterest; originally pinned from here.

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch, Tiny Tags
Card Stock:  calypso coral, poppy parade, whisper white, everyday enchantment dsp
Stamp Pads:  calypso coral, poppy parade
Other:  blossoms bunch, jewelry tag punch, 1" circle punch, calypso coral bakers twine, edgelits, big shot, dimensionals.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Seasonal Saturday - Cards and Tags

Last Saturday morning was another fun time of working on 2012 Christmas cards; thanks to Donna, Julie and Karen.  We talked, laughed and even finished some projects. 

I made 12 cards and then later that day, I finished 19 gift tags that I had already cut.  That takes me to a YTD total of 34 cards and 30 tags.  Yay!

I found this card on Pinterest.  Here's the direct blog link.

Stamp Sets:  Pennant Parade, Four the Holidays
Card Stock:  garden green, very vanilla and green dsp (garden green, old olive, always artichoke, lucky limeade, pear pizzazz)
Stamp Pad:  early espresso
Other:  chocolate chip 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (retired), garden green buttons (some from regal button pack and some leftover from Christmas 2010), whisper white baker's twine, glue dots, dimensionals, pennant builder punch, rhinestones, snowburst ef, big shot.

I also found these tags on Pinterest.  Here's the direct link.

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fabulous Phrases, Delightful Decorations
Card Stock:  cherry cobbler, old olive, very vanilla, jolly holiday dsp (retired)
Stamp Pads:  old olive, cherry cobbler, early espresso
Other:  two tags die, stocking accessories die, big shot, cherry cobbler baker's twine, silver cord (not SU), rhinestones, dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch

Friday, March 2, 2012

Flirtatious Designer Fabric Keychain Wristlet

I am so hooked on Pinterest!!  It has fed my obsession for stamping, fueled my new hobby of crocheting and has now sparked a deisre to quilt and sew.  Ok, ok, I have found some great recipes and cleaning and organizing tips.  But really, it's mostly about the crafts for me.  How about you?

I finally got around to making one of my early pins.   I usually have my car key on a beaded bracelet.  I think it's handy and safer to have my key ready when walking through a parking lot.  This wristlet works the same.  I found this idea on Pinterest, but HERE is the direct link to the tutorial.

And what a great time to make your own - Stampin' Up! Flirtatious Designer Fabric is availabe FREE during Sale-a-Bration through March 31.

I used retired Rose Romance 1" stitched ribbon.  I found the hook thingat Hobby Lobby.  This was very quick and simple.  Great little gifts!  Wouldn't it be fun to make them in seasonal fabrics? 

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