July 28, 2009

LAST DEAL OF THE WEEK

CM397B    From July 27- July 31  the Heart to Heart punch is only $10.99! 

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July 24, 2009

IS IT WARM ENOUGH FOR A POPSICLE?

It is for the papercrafting kind!

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I have seen these popsicle cards many different places and always wanted to play with one. Finally, the last time we were at Hollie’s, we did!

I don’t know if this is the scientific correct way to make them as I did use any instructions. I just made one with what was left in my mind from the pictures I saw over the last couple years.

  • I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut at 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 and folded so the card is 5 1/2 by 3 1/4 then took a bit out of the top with the scallop punch.
  • The other three corners were rounded and then the whole outside sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • The orange from Tart and Tangy was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch and layered on a scallop punched piece of Crushed Curry.
  • Next, stamp your sentiment. I did not do this until after I had mine put together and it was…well…not complete! So, I stamped it on a piece of scrap Pumpkin Pie, punched with the Word Window punch and adhered to my card. You do not need to do this as you will be thinking ahead, so just stamp the Happy Birthday from Very Versatile right on the card:)

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  • Determine where you want the ribbon and then cut a slit in the fold line with the craft knife, slip the Pumpkin Pie Stripped Ribbon through the slit and tie. Since the ribbon is not adhered you can move it around to position the knot.
  • Put the stamped orange piece on with dimensionals.
  • Adhere the stick to the inside.
  • Done!

This card fits nicely in a regular business size envelope.

Thanks for looking!

 

July 23, 2009

NOT YOUR SIMPLEST CARD

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I made this card a month or so ago. I love it! But, why oh why did I not write down what I did…I am having a hard time remembering but it went something like this.

  • The distressy background was done on a piece of Regal Rose card stock.
  • First, I sponged the whole thing with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Next, I VersaMarked up the swirl from Wings of Friendship (new Level 2 set)and used it to stamp off some of the Chocolate Chip.
  • To finish the background, I inked a script stamp with Chocolate Chip and sponged the edges. Sadly, I can’t remember which stamp – probably either from the retired Rustic Rooster or the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
  • The flower is from Flower Fusion on page 180 of the current catalog with a half pearl from the Pretties Kit.
  • I hand cut and scored the stem and leaves from Old Olive and inked with the same color.
  • This was tied with a Chocolate Chip ribbon and layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and sponged with Chocolate Chip.
  • The card was completed by layering this piece on Ruby Red and then a Chocolate Chip card base.

Whew!A more intense card but worth it!

Thanks for looking!

July 22, 2009

HIDING IN THE WEEDS

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Even though this card has a bow, I really think I will still use it for a masculine birthday.

  • The hiding pheasant was stamped using Dusty Durango and the Autumn Days set. If you have the catalog it is on page 92 along with a realistic looking farm set appropriate called Farm Life.
  • His hiding material…er… the weeds, are stamped from the same Autumn Days set using Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.
  • The whole scene is on a piece of Naturals White which was punched along the top with the Spiral Punch.
  • Now the sentiment I am really excited about! Did you notice the new punch! I used the new Modern Label punch for the back Soft Suede piece. Layered on top is the sentiment from Very Versatile punched out with the Word Window punch. Don’t they just work perfectly together!
  • The rest of the card was finished up with a Crushed Curry Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon and layered on Dusty Durango and Soft Suede.

If you ever have any questions about product, techniques, sizes, etc. just email me via the button on the top left or leave a comment.

Thanks for looking!

July 21, 2009

A SPECIAL CARD

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I made this card for a stamping/scrapping friends wedding. I took the picture of it outside to see if I could get more of the detail on the black piece at the top…I don’t thing it worked:( But, hopefully you can see enough to get the picture – pun intended!

  • The top black part is stamped and clear embossed using the Baroque Motifs flourish.
  • The ribbon is retired Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon which I still dearly love and save for very special cards:)A current alternative would be the In Color Rich Razzleberry Dotted…yeah, I think that would be very nice!
  • The bottom cardstock is retired from last catalog but is very, very similar to the current Bridesmaid/Bride cardstock…lovely!
  • I stamped the Cherish from Baroque Motifs onto the same designer paper, oval punched it and layered it onto a black punched scalloped oval. Two pearls from the Pretties Kit finished it off.

Thanks for looking!

July 20, 2009

July 20-26 Deal of the Week

 

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Add some hardware to your projects. The high-quality metal Hodgepodge Hardware contains etched designs on brads and accents that coordinates with several of our punches. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments and 100 3/16" brads.

For this week the hodgepodge hardware is $18.99. Click on the picture to get more details.

July 14, 2009

Resting by the stream



This card was my design for a Year of Cards event I didn't end participating in. Actually my card went but I didn't:)

The card is made using the Backwoods stamp set which can be found on the dormant list.

In deisgning the card, I tried to make it look like the deer was resting by the stream by lightly stamping repeat fish on the base layer. Nice and peaceful!...until a hunter comes along:)

Happy Stamping!

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July 13, 2009

Get The Scoop Projects

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The first is a card paired the Autumn Harvest Stamp Set with new in-colors Soft Suede and Crushed Curry.

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This is a bookmark. I love them! They are easy to put on the page and they stay in place while you are reading.

The background was wheeled with the Watercolor Vine wheel using Old Olive and the flower is from the new Level II set Wings of Friendship – stamped in Ruby Red, cut out and adhered.

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Next is a 6x6 scrapbook page or an embellishment for a 12x12 page.

  • Layered on the Kraft background paper are a strip of the Jackpot Designer Series Paper, Bordering Blue scallop piece and a square of So Saffron textured cardstock.
  • The Flower was punched from some Not Quite Navy Designer Series Paper and the center is a circle punch.
  • The Boho Backgrounds stamp using VersaMark details the Kraft piece.
  • Wonderful Friend from Boho Backgrounds was stamped in So Saffron and punched using the new Modern Label Punch.

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The last card uses a Whisper White base and features the Circle Circus Stamp Set.

  • The circles from the set were stamped using Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Bordering Blue, Melon Mambo, and Dusty Durango.
  • They were punched and adhered – using dimensionals to pop some up.
  • The sentiment is from the On Your Birthday Set.

Thanks for joining me!

July 10, 2009

Get the Scoop Prizes!

Okay, I had fun today! For all but 3 hours from 9-9 today, I had stamping friends with me! Old friends and new friends…lots of stamping and laughing!

The next best thing to stamping with friends is being able to give away prizes!

I took this basket filled with earned tickets and had my husband draw the winners.

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The winner of the Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit was Tess Kopp!

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The winner of the Yummy Stamp Set is Stephanie Avina!

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The winner of the Bordering Blue Ink Pad is Josie Knobloch!

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And the Grand Prize winner is Debbie Knobloch!

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I will be in touch with you all!

One last thing, some of us were discussing a fabulous web site called Splitcoaststampers. I have added some links over on the right side bar – scroll down (or maybe up) to find it.

Thanks to all!

Happy Stamping!

July 09, 2009

Easy Color Combination Machine

colorcombobuttonoliveClick on the button in the right side bar under categories that looks like the picture above and you will be taken to a fabulous machine that helps select Stampin’ Up color combinations.

It looks like this except for the 1.2.3. steps…I added those:)

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1. Select a color from the scroll bar on the left and click it. It will be added to the top as a color to look for. Find another color (up to 5 total) and click .

2. Once your colors are in the top row, click search under the selected colors

3. The suggested color combinations will appear in the bottom right box

It will look like the picture below!

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Have fun!

July 08, 2009

Fresh Cut For You


Finally a cool title:) That is the hardest part of this post writing...sharing is the easiest!

This card is made using the Fresh Cut Notes and the Fresh Cuts Stamp Set.

I stamped the background stamp from the Fresh Cuts Stamp Set on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and then layered it behind the cut out in the note card.

The black flower was stamped with black ink on Whisper White cardstock, handcut and then layered on top of the notecard cutout and topped with a pearl from the Pretties Kit.




Sadly, the black ribbon I used is retired, however, a good current choice would be the 5/8 inch Black Grosgrain

The "for you" sentiment was also from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.

I made a few of these and packaged them up for a gift.

Happy Stamping!


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July 03, 2009

Wrinkle Free Rooster

I made this card some time ago and although it is a retired set, I wanted to share it with you!

This is for the demo challenge to use the Wrinkle Free Technique found here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee...efreedistress/.

I used SU Classic (dye) ink and Whisper White cardstock for the technique. I swiped my pads on the clear sheet I use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig but you can use any nonporous surface, I have a small spray water bottle that I got in the health and beauty samples section of Walmart.

This technique is very distressy and collagey and I struggled a little. but it came out enough to use. When I was looking at my cut piece, I saw the green looming in sight like a piece of grass, so, I stamped the rooster right there. Then looking at the piece I felt like the rooster was floating but I didn't want to disturb the technique. To anchor the poor floating rooster, I added a line of paper piercing.


Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Rustic Rooster
Paper: Manchester DSP, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cloase to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit, Twill Ribbon, Corner Rounder



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July 02, 2009

Deal of the Week July 1-5

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New Stampin’ Up Catalog Links

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When using the online version of the 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up Catalog, indicate me as your demonstrator and receive the preferred price

or

You may download the full catalog in PDF form. This is a large file and may take a long time.

2009-2010 Catalog Stampin’ Supplies

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In past years, the Stampin’ Up Catalog has included “recipes” or supply lists for all the projects in the catalog. This time the supply/recipe list is online in a pdf downloadable format instead of in print.

Recipe/Supply List with pictures

Recipe/Supply List without pictures

If you have any questions about the recipe list or want to know more about how a project is completed, click the contact me.

Definitely Decorative Brochure

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Online Definitely Decorative Line

Downloadable PDF Definitely Decorative Brochure

Our stylish Décor Elements self-adhesive vinyl art provides a unique decorating experience for walls, mirrors, windows, and other smooth surfaces. Décor Elements is an extension of our Definitely Decorative home décor line, which gives you another way to express your creativity--just on a larger canvas than a card or scrapbook page! Décor Elements makes your home a beautiful representation of your style. And it's inexpensive compared to painting, framing art, or buying new furniture!

Décor Elements is a natural extension of the products you already love. You'll love how Décor Elements images and techniques coordinate with our existing products such as two-step and three-step vinyl art (like our Ginormous Flowers or Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements sets) similar to Two-Step Stampin'.

Whether you want to spice up the walls of your home or create other exciting projects for display, Décor Elements is an easy way to stylishly and inexpensively express your creativity.

See our Décor Elements offering
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Dormant List

The Dormant List contains stamp sets that, while they have not been retired, are not listed in the current catalog. These sets are available for purchase and may or may not be listed again in future catalogs.

Stamps

Item # Stamp Set Last Publication this Set Appeared in Page #
113407 Backwoods 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 102
114492 Beautiful Baby 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
114486 Birthday Wish 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
113200 Branch Out 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 100
114496 Celebrations 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
113732 Central Park 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 106
113206 Classic Sketches 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 119
113226 Classy & Fabulous 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 51
113750 Easter Beauty 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 29
114024 Bella Pascua 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 29
114498 Flowers in Silhouette 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
113405 Font of You 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 46
113216 For the Bride 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 61
114028 Para la novia 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 61
114494 Forever 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
109425 Friend by Definition 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog 135
114488 Fun Flowers 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
113716 Garden Greetings 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 55
114490 Glad Friends 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 208
111580 Grand Soiree 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog 126
113242 Hit the Road 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 103
113710 Lexicon of Leaves 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 101
113236 Man's Best Friend 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 72
114423 Ocean Commotion 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 97
113728 Playful Petals 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 99
109276 Polka Dot 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog 135
111544 Putt Putt 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog 81
113240 Quilt Quips 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 53
113754 Really Retro 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 132
113403 Sip by Sip 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 51
113726 Sweet Stems 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 99
113250 That's Funny 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 63
113688 Wonderful Watercolors 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 85
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 85

Wheels

Item # Wheel Last Publication this Wheel Appeared in Page #
113836 Fashion Forward 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 51
111259 Pinch Me 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 28
107559 Spot On 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 120
107560 Watercolor Vine 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog 84

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

countryliving_photo Make your summertime gatherings special with the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you'll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit, every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!

For just $24.95, you'll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue, including

  • Dig In stamp set
  • Die-cut table tents (two each of four colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create eight shish kabob invitations
  • Die-cut coasters (three each of four colors)
  • Die-cut tags (four each of four colors)
  • 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of two colors)
  • Printed recipe cards (four)
  • Linen thread (five yards)
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot

This offer is only available June 15 - August 31 (or while supplies last), so visit the online store now or contact your demonstrator to order this exciting, limited-time kit!

If you don't already have a demonstrator, use our Demonstrator Locator to find one near you.

Plus, in a special offer from Country Living, subscribe to a full year of Country Living magazine--12 issues--for just $10! Click here to learn more.

See how Shelli used the kit!

Mini Starter Kit

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Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!