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Weather, yes it was like summer here today! I was thoroughly enjoying it, especially on the way home from work with the top down and the radio turned up! I’m not looking forward to the winter, no more topless car. Although I have been known to put the top down and the heat on! LOL! So yesterday Stampin’ Up! released a load of new promotions to help celebrate their 25th anniversary and there is something for everyone! First there is a Host(ess) Promotion. Have a party and sales of $250 and get $25 extra in Host(ess) dollars!


Next they have a once in a lifetime recruiting offer. You can join for the next two week’s for just $25!! You get to pick $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product and a business starter pack which includes:

  • A box of annual catalogs
  • A package of the current seasonal catalog
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Starter Kit Business Brick
  • Customer postcards

If you have been thinking of joining now is a great time to sign up. From October 7th thru the 21st you can join for only $25 (I know, I mentioned that but just wow!)!! As a new demonstrator, you’ll get an extra 10 percent discount on your first order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of being a demonstrator. That means you can use the money you saved on the $25 starter kit to get 30 percent off you first order of Stampin’ Up! goodies! You also get access to all of the sneak peeks and early ordering so you will have all of the amazing Stampin’ Up! products before everyone else! If you are interested click here to join my team. I provide tons of inspiration with my daily posts and will answer any questions and help you out in any way that I can. If you have any questions about joining click the contact me button above.


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  • Add items you already own to your collection.
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  • Link to the Stampin’ Up! Online Store to shop.

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The 1st of the month also means it’s time for this month’s Best of 25 Set and we have the Best of Christmas for October! There are three great images from previous sets and one new image that coordinates with the Christmas Ornament Punch. You can see the flyer below or click here to download a PDF.


That is a lot going on for this month! Now on to today’s post which is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew. We have an interesting sketch for you this week…

PCCCS061 10-02-2013

I will definitely admit that when I first saw the sketch I was a little unsure of what I was going to do. Eventually I finally settled on a vintagey card! The base of today’s card is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Pack. The two flags are Basic Gray and Coastal Cabana. For the main stamped image I used the Tea Party Stamp Set. I stamped the large image in Crushed Curry and Wisteria Wonder and cut them both out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The Wisteria one is then trimmed with my Paper Snips. The collection of teapot and cups is from the same set and I markered it with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and then cut that out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them all to the card. The little tags are punched out with the “Vintage” Jewelry Tag Punch and the friends is from the “Vintage” Tiny Tags Stamp Set. To adhere them and the button I used some Multi-Purpose Glue. I really like the mix of all of the colors in the Afternoon Picnic DSP and I have to admit that markering and fussy cutting the teapot and cups was fun! Issues, I know! LOL! Thank you very much for stopping by to see my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog and check out the rest of the design teams creations and enter you masterpiece in the gallery! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Coastal Cabana

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Soft Suede Stampin’ Write

Stamp Sets: Tea Party and Tiny Tags “Vintage” Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: Jewelry Tag “Vintage”

Embellishments: Subtles Designer Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tea Party CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Ovals Collection Framelits

Subtles Designer Buttons

Current Promotions:

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.


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28 responses »

  1. I love what you have done with this sketch, Justin. I especially love your interpretation of the cluster of three in the bottom, left corner. Beautiful card!

  2. This is a great sketch. Actually I tried to imagine what I would make before I looked at yours. Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I love tea. I’m going to try a BD card for this one. Thanks a bunch. 🙂

  3. Hi Justin-Beautiful card, as usual! And I also have to comment on the card that you sent Brian that is posted on his blog today…oh my! That has got to be the coolest card I’ve seen a long time. You out-did yourself on that one! Thanks for the daily inspiration!!

  4. Great card Justin. Love that little cluster – perfect for the small circles on the sketch!

    Now I have to go see that card on Brian’s blog.

  5. OK. Just had to come back (still trying to keep my jaw closed..) Justin…. WOW. That is absolutely amazing that card/album you made for Brian. If I were you I would put a video together to show the rest of us how you achieve that masterpiece! Video should probably be taped at Brian’s super event this weekend…. LOL .. where you could be the “special guest designer”. Have a super Wednesday. It started well with you being Artist’s Pick at PPA!!! (so so happy to share that spot with you! my very first too)

    • Yeah! Thanks Louise! I wish I was going to Brian’s event this weekend, that would be tons of fun! I was so happy that we were picked together!! 🙂

  6. Wow Justin, I studied the sketch for quite a while and still have no clue what I would have done with it. What a fabulous job you did! I think you and Brian should have a “snip off” to see who can snip the most complicated design. LOL Speaking of Brian, that was an amazing card/album you made for him. I’m sure he is absolutely thrilled to be on the receiving end of it, I know I would be. It looks like you really put a lot of time into designing it and it shows. What a fabulous way to celebrate a friendship!

    • Thanks Grace! I’m sure you will come up with something great! Brian would definitely win the snip off, I have seen what he can do! He is such a wonderful person, he deserved something unique! 🙂

  7. I see circles and think buttons and you see a teapot and cups. such a creative mind! I agree with Louise your card/album to Brian was phenominal, please give a lesson, and I am sure todays is a winner too, lovely!

  8. Well, Justin …love thius card today and have to say something about that WOWIE card you did for Brian !! How unusual and a real stunner !! You must share sometime how you made that creation !! Loved it !!!

  9. I love both the sketch and your interpretation! I always look forward to you daily gifts to us.

    Now repeat after me… C O A S T A L 🙂

  10. Stunning, Absolutely Amazing card/scrapcard you made for Brian. That’s awesome! Love it! Something he’ll cherish forever, I know I would! (Hint-Hint) I myself do not make a lot of vintage cards, but I really like the way you made this one. The colors just pop! Great job! Have a nice evening.

    • Thanks Donna! LOL! I don’t know if I will make another one, it took a while! If I do, it will go to you! Mine is vintage because of the DSP, I don’t really do vintage cards either. Well, except for my vintage supplies! 🙂

  11. Vintage supplies are some if the best Justin!! It is fabulous to combine those with the new products too!! I have paired this DSP with the Tea Party stamp set and I really like how the colors look together. You really knocked this sketch out of the park (& the tea room!!) with your take on the triple circles!! I completely agree with Brian, and what an amazing gift you gave him recently!! I am so glad he showcased your innovation and creativity on his blog today!!! Exceptional friendships are a rare find and deserve to be celebrated!!! 🙂

    • Yes Laurie! I love my Vintage supplies, some are just too good to not use! The colors in the DSP are great because they are so different! Glad you like the tea cups! I thought it was so nice of Brian to show the card I gave him. He is such an amazing person and I’m so glad that we have become friends! I hope you have a lovely evening! 🙂

  12. I’m back! And to see a Awesome Cup of Tea card! I love this card, kinda minds me of a English Tea party invitation! Nice job!


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