Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

 The holiday catalog has the cutest Cookie Cutter Builder sets and matching punch.  Both the reindeer and the skeleton man are punched from the same punch....just flip flop the image for either 2 legs or 2 antlers.  I used a little bit of Wink of Stella on the deer's nose and antlers to give it some shimmer...which is super easy and adds some sparkle! 
You can kind of see the sparkle in this picture from the Wink of Stella pen.  Also, check out the gorgeous Cable Knit embossing folder!  It's going to be great for any holiday or winter card so order it now as the holiday catalog expires January 3, 2017!

Monday, September 5, 2016

One last Thoughtful Branches

Here are the projects from last week's stamp club.  The top 2 cards were listed in previous post (similar versions of these cards) and of course I had to add a purple card creation to the projects.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Masculine Thank You cards

Quick and easy masculine thank you card.  The "YOU" is from the retired set: Bravo.  I just cut the photopolymer to have just that image on the acrylic block so stamping was quick and easy.  I think I will continue to use the "YOU! for a variety of cards as a single word image.  The "thank" is a thinlit die.  We carry different words now on page 192 of the current catalog.  * Best way to adhere those thin, cardstock phrases from the thinlit dies is with our Fine tip glue pen # 138309, page 182.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Free Card Kits

There are a few card kits left for my online order reward this month.  Order $40+ using Code AYVW2PDU and I will mail you a free card kit to make these 2 cards.  If your order is $150+ do not use the hostess code listed above but be your own hostess and you will receive the hostess benefits and I will send you the card kits too.

Online ordering is easy.  You can click the "ORDER NOW" button on the right side of this page and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! website..... or click below:

Remember that the "Thoughtful Branches" stamp set, dies and bundle are available this month only or while supplies last!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

More Thoughtful Branches Inspiration

Another fun card using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle item code 144328. This time I added a little Designer Series Paper.
Once again I used Stampin' Dimensionals to layer the leaves onto the tree shape.

Earn a free card kit for any $40+ order
using code: AYVW2PDU
or with any $150 order in which
you receive the hostess benefits!
The card kit contains this card and the card in yesterday's post!

This set is available for a limited time only.
(This month or while supplies last!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thoughtful Branches inspiration

I was inspired by Sarah Wills' card at Sarah's Ink Spot for this adorable card using the
new stamp set and dies:  Thoughtful Branches Bundle #144328

I used the phrase from the same stamp set with the 1-3/8" circle punch.
I love how the die cuts help cut out such intricate designs and when the leaves are layered
onto the tree trunk shape with Stampin' Dimensionals, it is so pretty. 
It really helps make your cards look "over the top" and very FANCY!

Earn a free card kit for any $40+ order
using code: AYVW2PDU
or with any $150 order in which
you receive the hostess benefits!
The card kit contains this card and the card in tomorrow's post!

This set is available for a limited time only.
(This month or while supplies last!)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Clean Slate....well desk!

 It's a rare occurrence that my stamp desk is clean enough to share a picture but I took this picture while it is the cleanest it has been all summer.  I love my ink pad storage rack from Stamp-n-Storage and the rolling metal cart from Ikea.  It won't be long and it will be messy again!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits

I have always been a huge Big Shot/ Sizzix fan.  Between Stampin' Up!, teaching k-12 kids at school and using it at home I just love my Big Shot machine!  This is a fabulous new thinlit die:  "Detailed Floral".  This card was quick and easy and oh so pretty!  I used Dapper Denim cardstock, scrap of DSP and the "Celebrate" image from the RMCH set called "My Hero" (page 209 of current catalog).

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ready for stamp club!

Here's 3 of the projects we are making tomorrow night at stamp club in Colorado.  If you are interested in attending a stamp class let me know and I will notify you when a class is in your area...of course you can always come stamp with me in Nebraska!  These three cards use a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit was so adorable that I purchased refills to have enough for our classes.  Did you know that only Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase the left over kits?  That is true... and another reason to sign up for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  As well as using the supplies in the kit, I added the Foxy Friends cute fox image......head of fox is punched out and adhered with a dimensional.   All cards are quick and easy and I love the color combination of Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bundled Baby Gift Tag

I made this adorable gift tag for a baby shower this weekend.  Even though I used the Bundled Baby set (which I think is retired) any cute Stampin' Up! baby image would work for a quick and simple tag. Or, change the image all together for a Birthday, Thank you etc.   The second tag is behind this and it coordinates and is where I signed my name.  I love the new Metallic Foil Doilies from Stampin' Up! as well as the Washi Label punch and the DSP: Cherry on Top.
The polka dots on the top of the tag are just a new pencil used to stamp the eraser in the Smoky Slate ink pad and stamp on the tag to create a pattern.  I wanted polka dots to match the baby's blanket and that was the quickest solution I could dream up. :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Four of 4 Sprinkles of Life ideas

Here's the last card of the 4 ideas I made up to share with the set: "Sprinkles of Life".  Remember that this is the set where Stampin' Up! donates $3 for each stamp set sold to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Check out this previous post for images of the stamp set and the coordinating punch.  The embossing folder used on the white background can be found in the Holiday Catalog, page 24, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Holiday Catalogs should be arriving in your mail box any day now. If you haven't received a copy and would like one please just let me know.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

3 of 4 designs for: SPRINKLES OF LIFE

In the last 2 posts I have been sharing designs using the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for 2015-16.  
Here is one more card idea which has the Silver Glimmer paper as the silver lining in every cloud....this gorgeous, extra shimmery paper is perfect for this phrase.  
*There is just one trick you need to know to get this look....use the coordinating punch (Tree Builder) and insert the Silver Glimmer paper in the punch with the back (white side) facing "UP" in the punch and the glimmer side facing the bottom of the punch.
Check out the previous post from 2 days ago to see the full stamp set images and the coordinating punch.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Card 2 (of 4) from SPRINKLES OF LIFE set

As explained in my previous post, the SPRINKLES OF LIFE set is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for this catalog year of 2015-16.  Each stamp set we sell gets $3 donated to this charity from Stampin' Up!.  With fall right around the corner I thought it would be fun to design a card using the bare tree and a fun pile of leaves.  This set has so many fun options from trees, cupcakes, ice cream cones, flowers etc.  It is very versatile.  Don't you just love the fall colors?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015-16 Ronald McDonald House Charities Set by Stampin' Up! Card 1 of 4

One of the many fabulous things Stampin’ Up!® does each year is  help families through RMHC. Each year they have a special stamp set that is used for this charitable donation.  This year the set is called: "Sprinkles of Life".  When you purchase this (photopolymer) set, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 TO RMHC. Please consider helping this great cause.  Details for this set and stamped samples can be found on page 189 of the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog.
Here is one of my designs using this set for the first time today.  I love ice cream so this set was so fun to play with.
Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2015        
    #139971  Sprinkles of Life - 22 photopolymer stamps $21.00

Suggested acrylic blocks:  A, C. G
#138295 Tree Builder Punch $18.00

I've been busy in my stamp room.  
More fun samples of this set coming soon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thankful Forest Friends: Bear

This bear is so adorable and makes for a quick and easy card with the Holiday Mini catalog set: Thankful Forest Friends.  The wood grain paper is Designer Series Paper: Into the Woods (also in Holiday Mini).  If  you look closely the white paper is embossed with the wood grain embossing folder so there are lots of textures and layers to this fun card!  Tag is made with the new Ornate Tag Topper punch from page 165 of the current big catalog.  Bear is stamped with the new Archival Basic Black Stampin' Pad...Hip Hip Horray! for having a true BLACK ink pad again.  (pg. 19 of Holiday Mini Catalog #140931 $7.00) Ordering for Holiday Mini: Sept. 1-January 4, 2016.

If you are not on my mailing list and would like a catalog just let me know.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bold Butterfly Thinlits

This is a fun new card uses my favorite In Color: Watermelon  Wonder

The embossing folder used for the background is called "Fluttering" and it is a new folder in our 2015-16 catalog and these new folders are larger in size.  They are 6x6" and just fit into the Big Shot machine.  Having this larger space allows for choosing your placement or for larger pieces of course. The "Bold Butterfly" Thinlits match up perfectly with the "Watercolor Wings" stamp set which makes a beautiful butterfly cut out.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Kits 50% off your first 2 months!

Thanks right, 1/2 price Paper Pumpkin kits for new subscribers.  Sign up by September 10 to get your first 2 months of kits for only $9.95.  At convention we had a chance to see a sneak peek of the August and September kits and they are adorable.  August has a chalkboard theme but it is not just for teachers.  It has adorable images on black papers with pink cardstock accents.  September has a fall theme and I want the kit just for the adorable straws that look like birch trees.  These straws make a gift bag that looks like a broom.  Now, convention always tires me out so I can't remember all the details but remember that they were ADORABLE!  For that price you can't go wrong trying Paper Pumpkin for 2 months.  The kits also make great gifts.

Pick Jennifer Thomas, (Potter, Nebraska)
 as your demonstrator.
Use Promo code:  HALFOFF
Complete the information and get ready for 
FUN mail each month!

You've Got This

These adorable cards were a convention roomie gift from Tina B. I just loved how the new In  Colors 2015-17 were used to create this gift set of 4 cards.  You can find this set on page 113 of the 2015-16 Catalog.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Wedding Card

I just love the new Brick Wall embossing folder that is in the new 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  The new folders are 6x6" in size so you have a larger folder to place your cardstock in and place it either direction.  I find they run through the Big Shot very easily. 
I used this embossing folder to make this wedding card.  I also used retiring embellishments.  Remember to check out the Clearance Rack in my online store.  Great buys on ribbons in the clearance rack as well as other retiring products.  Once opened, this card has a slot for a gift card.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blended Bloom

I'm filling up the card basket for the silent auction.  Here is the card that is going in next.