Birthday Alternative ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special birthday card … my sister Eileen’s. I could not share this card earlier because we just celebrated her birthday yesterday.

I used the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin as my base … and then I changed it up to create a unique birthday card. I wanted to use the beautiful “Happy Birthday” on my card and to do so, I had to change out the top layer of my card …  this is where I decided to use the Oval Dies to create my opening for a shaker card.

When I cut out my oval, I used the outside of my die as a template to draw an “Old Olive” line around the oval … this was to add a bit more of the Olive color to my card.  I used the background, window sheet, sequins and foam strips from the kit for my card.

I added the deer and I did that because I wanted to add a touch of black to pull the color from the greeting and the plaid background. At this point the card was a little masculine so I added the pretty “sparkly” black bow because it tied into the color theme and added a feminine touch to the card. Now … don’t you think that did the trick!

Hope you enjoyed my Paper Pumpkin alternative … a great base to create a very special birthday card.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one.

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March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration Ends Today

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe that our Sale-a-bration promotions is coming to an end.  But don’t fret … you have all day today (till 11pm) to place your order. Don’t forget to pick out your Sale-a-bration Freebie and you’ll get FREE cards (with instructions) from me. Don’t let this happen to you …

Now…  a reminder of how this works, and then a review of all 10 cards!

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

I will post all the cards, then a list of the ingredients as some were used on multiple cards.

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Please note that your card will have the Party Animal Designer Series paper and the coordinating cardstocks. Otherwise the overall design will remain the same, as will the directions.

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Card #5

Card #6

This is a double card which means  the small card opens up to another flap (right side) that also opens!

Card #7

This is a stop card and was designed to fit into a normal A2 card envelope!

Card #8

Card #9

Card #10

Pick your 5 favorites or get them all …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

And our Ultimate Starter Kit also ends tomorrow  …

Contact me with your questions, or concerns on either the card or the kit promotion.

Don’t delay both end tonight at 10:55 pm.

Thanks so much for hangin’ out with me today.

Have a wonderful Friday ~

    

A Review of the products used in our March Madness Cards …

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Celebrating National Women’s Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share with you that was “in my head” when I prepared for my Technique Clubs this month.  We are “creating” backgrounds. Back when I started we didn’t have all the beautiful designer papers that we do today so it was fun to learn different ways to create a background – in class they are doing the “Emboss Resist” and Sponging. Today’s card is basic stamping …

For all the cards, we used the “Beautiful You” stamp set, pretty good timing since it was International Women’s Day yesterday!! I will share those with you when my classes are done, I like to surprise my stampers.

Our background is simply stamped with the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” stamp, and I did color on color and my choice of color is “Peekaboo Peach”, one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love this technique because it is subtle you easily seen, and the font on this stamp is very forgiving … you don’t notice if every time you stamp it’s not exactly perfect.

My focal point is the “women” image … she was stamped on Whisper White and cut out with the Oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits. I then stamped the image onto the coordinating sheet of “Envelope Paper”.  I’ve used this several times as a designer paper or to line my envelopes and now to “dress” or image!

You could just leave the card as it is, in it’s simplest form … or you can embellish it by adding some flowers around a part of the oval or some pearls, either way is a cute card and who wouldn’t want to be told they look gorgeous on their birthday!!

Thanks for checking in on me today.

Have a wonderful day … and celebrate being a women!

    

Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017.  All $50 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!

 

Birthday Across the Miles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I used as a Make & Take at Kathie’s workshop. I’d like to thank Kathie for inviting me into her home to share my passion of stamping. It was so great to see old friends and meet new stampers! What a great group.

Kathie’s guests ranged from “never” stamping before to stamping longer than me … and I’ve been doing this for almost 17 years. Time flies when you’re having fun!! My challenge was to come up with Make & Takes that were easy for newbie’s to do, yet fun enough for seasoned stampers.

Here is what I came up with ….

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I chose one of my favorite bundles … the “Lift Me Up” bundle found on page 10 of the Occasions Catalog.  We talked about how easy it is to create a card using Designer Series paper – here you see the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper (Free with a qualifying purchase).

Of course stamping is easy … Stampin’ Up! creates these great stamps and we just use ink and paper to create something fun and cute! We simply stamped our greeting in Night of Navy and then stamped the small Hot Air balloon from the stamp set in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron cardstock.

Ok … they’re thinking this is fun, and easy! While we were at it, we stamped the inside of the card as well. Again the salutation in Night of Navy and the balloons in Mint Macaron. Then I pulled out the BigShot!

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Ohhh… don’t be scared, let me show you have easy this is!  They took the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and set it on the Precision Base Plate on top of our BigShot platforms and rolled it through. Check to see if it’s all the way cut through, yes …

OK, now let me show you how easy it is to get all the little pieces out of this balloon die (enter … Die Brush) Man – that little brush really knocks out all those pieces. And it’s fun!!

Wow … all we have left to do is secure our Hot Air balloon. You can either use the Fine Tip Glue pen or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Can you believe it!! You just made that card … it wasn’t hard at all. Three simple steps combined can create a fun, layered card.  Did you notice that by stamping the small balloon in the same color as the cardstock gives that appearance that it is farther away than your focal point – the balloon done with the glimmer paper.

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Now is a great time to have a Stampin’ Party because not only do you get your hostess (rewards) benefits … Your guests have the opportunity to earn FREE goodies too!! I’d love to stamp with you and your friends … contact me, and we’ll set something up.

Thank you so much for dropping in today ~

Hope you have some fun today!

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More on Birthdays

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another video that highlights a birthday card kit!

Stampin’ Up! trainer Brandi and her daughter Lily Jane, share some tips and tricks for the Birthday Bright Project Kit–a brand-new kit in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog.

I thought it was so cute to see Brandi’s daughter Lily Jane showing us how to make this card.  You’re never too young or old to stamp!  My granddaughter started stamping when she was 4 years old … and I have many stampers that are well (shhhh) we never tell a women’s age!!

This kit is awesome and the cards are so cute!  Twelve cards with envelopes and 12 gift tags and the cute storage box… wow! Don’t forget the envelope template … how neat to have that for all your future mailings.  I now have this on my next order!! Let me know if I can order one for you, or just click on the pictures below and you can shop directly from my on-line store.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today.

I hope your day is a good one.

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Birthday’s & Balloon Adventures …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today I’m going to share with you a video of a great new product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog, the Balloon pop up die …

Watch Stampin’ Up! trainer, Brandi, give some tips and tricks on using the Balloon Adventure Stamp Set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.

I love learning all the tips and extra things you can do with a product before you purchase, that’s why I love to share these videos with you.  If you want “hands-on” …. invite me and some friends over and let’s have a Stampin’ Party. 

Now is a great time to host a stamp party, it’s Sale-a-bration – You and your guests can earn FREE products! Maybe we can even get you this bundle for FREE too!

Let me know if you have any questions with the products shown here today, or would like to host a stampin’ party!  Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve come up with using this fun product suite.

Thanks for checking it out, see you tomorrow.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Timeless Tags Card & Class Annoucement

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this fine Monday?  Me? I’m great … starting a much needed vacation! So while I got my computer running better, I’m power blogging so I don’t miss a beat while I’m gone.  I’ve got some great cards to show you this week!

Today we’re going to step it up a notch.  Yesterday I share two cards with you that used the “Falling in Love” Designer paper and the “That’s the Tag” Bundle, so today I took the pink card and I’m going to show you how you can “step it up” ….

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We are taking the pretty flower cut from the Timeless Tags Framelits Die and we’re going to mount it to a piece of coordinating cardstock – Sahara Sand and then cutting out the same image in two different colors so we can “piece” those pieces into our original frame. Here are the results ….

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Isn’t that pretty! The colors coordinate so nicely especially against that Bokeh background on our designer paper.

I have some great stampin’ tips for you when using this technique.  Mount the frame of your image onto your mat before you begin … I use the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Set it aside for now.

When die cutting your colors: Only use a small piece of Pear Pizzazz to cut out your leaves, you do not need the entire flower, pop out the pieces you need and mount them directly into your frame. Again, I use the Fine Tip Glue Pen and put the glue into the recessed area of your frame.

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Next, I used Blush Blossom for my petals – I die cut the entire image.  DO NOT POP OUT YOUR PIECES (Petals) Take them out as you assemble them, that way you will know exactly where that piece belongs.  When you are all done with your petals, you can pop out the other pieces and save your frame for the next card!

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Lastly, I cut the center of the flower with a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz. I also did a bit of paper piercing around the edge of my flowers center.

You could use a yellow if you wish, however I thought using just these two colors worked best and really brought out the sparkly color from out Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Frame.

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Hope you enjoyed my “Stepped Up” Timeless Tag card.  If you would like to learn how to do this “Hands On”- I’m hosting a TIMELESS TAG class on Wednesday, February 15th. / Cost $60

This class will include: That’s the Tag Stamp Set, Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Mat and a minimum of 3 projects! Wow, that’s a basket full!!  BUT WAIT, I’m not done – YOU also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!! A $75+ Total Value!!

MUST RSVP by FEB. 1st, 2017 to ensure we get all your supplies & goodies ordered by class time.  Limited seating: 8 attendee’s per class.  I will schedule a second if the first class fills.

You will learn: Hands On the Paper Piecing / Puzzle technique used on today’s card, plus additional tips and techniques that highlight the fabulous dies and stamps in the “That’s the Tag” Bundle!!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & RSVP

Hope to see you in my Timeless Tags class. You can also RSVP by calling me at 262-334-1009

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

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