Saturday, July 31, 2010

Elegant Thank You

Yesterday's card featured the new dotted scallop ribbon border punch. Today's card uses the same punch but with a different look. I attached the faux ribbon strip to the back of the image panel so only half of it shows. I love the delicate scallop edge it creates!

One of the newest impressions embossing folders - the vintage wallpaper folder - adds so much elegance to any project. For a simple but gorgeous card, just emboss with this folder and the Big Shot, and you instantly have a card with incredible dimension!

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: Because I Care
Cardstock: Garden Green, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, vintage wallpaper impressions embossing folder, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, July 30, 2010

Welcome baby!

Yes, it's another card from my stamp-a-stack
! Today's card is a baby card that features a fun new product, the dotted scallop ribbon border punch. On this card, I used the entire Whisper White cardstock faux ribbon created with this punch. I'll post another card tomorrow that uses just a portion of the faux ribbon for a different look.

I'm so glad that Fox & Friends stamp set carried over into the new catalog. It has such cute animal images that are great for kid and baby cards.

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Stamps: Fox & Friends,
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: wide oval punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Rockin' Birthday

As promised, here is another card from my most recent stamp-a-stack event. Keeping with a simple theme, this birthday card can easily be replicated in a variety of color combinations depending on whether the recipient is male or female. I opted for more of a masculine color combo - Concord Crush and Always Artichoke. It's a little hard to tell in this photo, but the new Concord Crush is such a deep, rich color - just beautiful!

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Stamps: Grunge Rock
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Always Artichoke
Accessories: stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bright and Cheerful

The next few shares are from a private stamp-a-stack I did last week. The girls were mostly new stampers so the host wanted to keep the cards on the basic side. I love showing folks clean and simple prevents new stampers from feeling overwhelmed and reminds veteran stampers that simple can still be beautiful.

I love the bright color combination on today's card - Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight! It feels so fresh. I was so happy to see that Stampin' Up added more impressions embossing folders to the Idea Book & Catalog! Everyone is amazed how much dimension can be added to a project so simply.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting more clean and simple cards from my stamp-a-stack in the coming days, so be sure to check back.


Stamps: Because I Care
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines impressions embossing folder, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, July 23, 2010


It's been a busy week...we're getting ready to head out of town for a week's vacation with my entire family! I have lots of projects to share, so I'm hoping that we'll have wi-fi while I'm gone.

Today's card features more products from the new Idea Book & Catalog. I love this new Just Believe stamp set - so beautiful! I opted for a monochromatic color scheme and the new Elegant Soiree designer series paper was perfect. And check out the new crochet trim - this stuff is so elegant.

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Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Elegant Soiree designer series paper, 1-3/4" circle punch, Victoria crochet trim, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fancy Favor

I'm very excited about today's project! After spending most of the weekend designing cards for a workshop and upcoming stamp-a-stack, I had an itch to make a 3-D project. And once again, Big Shot came to the rescue! Check this out:

I used the Fancy Favor box die for the Big Shot, some designer series paper, striped grosgrain ribbon and some punches to create a multi-layered flower. To add a little more pizzazz to the flower, I swiped a Versamark ink pad on the petals, applied clear embossing powder and set it with a heat tool and then glued a button to the center. Here's a close-up of the flower:

Hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: With All My Heart
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Greenhouse Gala designer series paper, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing folder, heat tool, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, word window punch, Brights Collection buttons, sticky strip

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just Believe

Today's card features more products from the new Idea Book & Catalog. I am LOVIN' the new embossing folders for the Big Shot! They make it so easy to add texture to your projects very simply. The floral image is stamped with new In-Color Pear Pizzazz and punched with the new 2-3/8" scallop circle punch so the image is off-set. A ribbon bow is attached using a glue dot and the sentiment is stamped with Early Espresso.

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Stamps: Just Believe, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, White White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vintage moments

Pushing myself outside my comfort zone, I tried my hand at vintage tonight. I'm typically a clean and simple stamper, but I've seen so many beautiful vintage creations lately. I stamped the floral image with Versamark ink on Naturals Ivory cardstock, then used clear embossing powder and heat tool. I added layers of color using a marker and the color spritzer tool, sponging the edges and then lightly all over. Rubbing a kleenex over the image removes any remaining ink to make the image pop! I hope you like it!

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Stamps: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, clear embossing powder, heat tool, large oval punch, sponges, color spritzer tool, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thanks Big Time

Ready for another card featuring products from the new Idea Book & Catalog?? Well, I'm happy to oblige! Today's card features a former In-Color, Baja Breeze, and new In-Color, Poppy Parade. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the Poppy Parade cardstock is heat embossed with clear embossing powder, creating subtle texture with one of the new background stamps. I like layering the curly label punch by turning one 90 degrees to peek out over the top and bottom of another one. The finishing touch was a fun button from the new Brights Collection designer buttons.

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Stamps: A Word for You, Pretty Pattern
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Versamark
Accessories: curly label punch, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Brights Collection designer buttons, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monochromatic Thanks

I CASEd today's card from fellow demonstrator Tammy Fite. I simplified it, changed the color and plan on using this at a private stamp-a-stack later this month. I love this new In-Color Peach Parfait color! And the new stitched-poly ribbon is fabulous.

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Stamps: Elements of Style, Thanks Kindly
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
Accessories: Peach Parfait stitched-poly ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tropical Celebration

Today's card is based on the Clean & Simple sketch 98 and features products from the current Summer Mini catalog. This color combo is so summery, making such a cheerful card. I love the Tropical Party stamp set and Island Oasis designer series paper - they coordinate perfectly to make all kinds of fun projects! There are several other products in the Summer Mini that also coordinate including an island floral die for the Big Shot, party favor boxes and 6x6 scrapbook.

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Stamps: Tropical Party, Oval All
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Island Oasis designer series paper, small oval punch, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lucky Me!

YEAH! My first order from the new Idea Book & Catalog has arrived! I went a little crazy on the accessories this time around...designer series paper, brads, rhinestone and pearl jewels, buttons, ribbons, punches and more! My favorite? The new Two-Step Owl punch! This little owl is so cute and has so much dimension. With one squeeze of the punch, you get 9 pieces. Because most of the pieces are tiny, I suggest using a 2-way glue pen for assembly.

Stay tuned for more projects featuring new products...

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Stamps: Afterthoughts (hostess set)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Two Step Owl punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, modern label punch, Play Date designer series paper, 2-way glue pen, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free MDS upgrade!

If you've purchased Stampin' Up!'s fabulous My Digital Studio, you will eligible for a free color software upgrade and color downloads this month! On July 13th, a color update to the software will add the new core colors, and three previously unavailable carryover colors to the color palette. You'll be able to incorporate new colors into your digital projects very soon!

If you haven't made the plunge into digital papercrafting, learn more about it here!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Decor Stencils

Stampin' Up!'s Decor Stencils are so versatile! Part of the Definitely Decorative line, these stencils are perfect for your home decor projects, but can also be used on cards and in scrapbooks as well. Using a sponge dauber to apply ink with stencils creates an almost-airbrushed look. I used two shades of blue to add some depth to the image and then added some distressing with the color spritzer tool and a marker. It's hard to see in this picture, but I also added some pizzazz to the card base with Smooch Spritz, a pearlized accent spray, giving it some subtle shimmer. Finally, I used new Marina Mist taffeta ribbon and eyelet border punch to add the finishing touches!

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Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Elegant Trio stencils, sponge daubers, eyelet border punch, Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz, color spritzer tool, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Today's card is in honor of Independence Day and recognizing the sacrifices made by those who protect our country and their families. Former in-color Pacific Point and new Regal Collection color Cherry Cobbler are perfect for patriotic cards! Nothing fancy on this card, just straight forward stamping, layering, some paper tearing and, of course, stampin' dimenisonals!

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Stamps: Service & Sacrifice, Seeing Stars
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Catalog CASE

I challenged myself to CASE a card from the new Idea Book & Catalog so I randomly opened it up. I picked the robot card on page 82 to replicate. I substituted everything - different stamp set, different shape for the image panel, different ribbon, different designer series paper, different color combination. The samples in the new catalog are wonderful - great for not only showcasing the products, but also for providing inspiration with so many different project ideas.

I'm so glad that Fox & Friends (pg. 96) made the cut for the new catalog. When it came out in a mini catalog, it was one of the first items I bought! It's a great set for kid-friendly cards but is versatile enough for lots of occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Fox & Friends, Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Greenhouse Gala designer series paper, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Big Shot, Lots of Tags die, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, dimensionals

Friday, July 2, 2010

Drum roll please....

The new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog has debuted! Between the fabulous new color collections, fun new stamp sets and awesome accessories, you're gonna LOVE this catalog! I went a little wild with accessories in my first order because there are just so many wonderful new products....self-adhesive rhinestones and half-pearls, paper daisies that can be dyed any Stampin' Up! color, crochet trims, antique brads, thin taffeta and stitched poly ribbons, a fabulously-fun owl punch, gorgeous embossing folders and more!

If you don't already have a demonstrator but would like to order products, visit my website. Whenever the shopping bug strikes - if you're an early riser or a night owl - my online ordering is available 24/7!



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