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Paper Players #140 :-)

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Wow! Sunday already, Saturday just flew by. I did have a very nice time at the auto show in Manhattan yesterday. The highlight was seeing the RollsRoyce Wraith, isn’t that a cool name for a car?! It was gorgeous! The traffic in the city yesterday was insane, but it was a Saturday and it was a pretty nice day. What were all of you up to yesterday?

Sunday means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge! This week the fabulous Nance has a theme challenge for you…

Paper Players #140 Recycle It 4-7-2013

What a fun idea to go green with some recycling on a card! I thought about it for a while and I finally settled on some jeans. The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock. For the background I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I always use it no tabs when I emboss with the Woodgrain Folder so it doesn’t tear the card stock. The tag is made from a piece of Summer Starfruit, the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate supplies the corners for the tag and a standard hole punch makes the hole at the top. I used a piece of Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon to thread through the top of the tag. The greeting is from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and is stamped in Midnight Muse. For the flower I used the Blossom Party Bigz Die and some old jeans from the Gap. I really like the way that the inside has the contrasting “crumb cake” look. A retired Brad from last year’s Sale-A-Bration holds it together and some Multipurpose Glue holds it to the tag. Some butterflies are stamped with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Midnight Muse on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold them in place. I really like using natural materials on cards and the jeans are pretty neat for the flower! I hope that you enjoyed my Paper Players Guest Designer Card for this week’s challenge. Be sure to stop by the Paper Players blog to see what my fellow designers have in store for you and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Thank you for checking in with me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Make a Wish and Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Bigz Die: Blossom Party

Embellishments: Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon 2011 Sale-A-Bration Brad (Vinatge)

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Diagonal Plate, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Paper Players #140

Make a Wish CM

Papillion Potpourri CM

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Blossom Party Bigz Die

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Midnight Muse 3:8%22 Stitched Satin Ribbon

Woo hoo! The color renovation has been announced! I’m so happy that they have kept four of the five 2011-2013 In-Colors! I’m a little sad to see that Lucky Limeade didn’t make the cut but we also got some former In-Colors back too! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride along with a new color Smokey Shadow. They have also moved some colors to different families and of course they are retiring some colors. Say so long to Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock. Change is a good thing!

Stampin’ Up! has a great new on-the-go journaling set for you. It’s called This and That Epic Day. You can get a journal, stickers, washi tape, designer series paper, and a rotary phrase/date stamp. Perfect for capturing life’s special moments and it’s small enough to take with you! You can get a bundle of all of the products for a limited time for a special price. Visit my on-line store to find out more! Make today an Epic Day!

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

Pals Paper Arts 149 & Sneak Peek

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Good day peeps! Yesterday was a busy day in Manhattan. It snowed huge flakes for a little while, I looked like a snowman walking down the street at one point. It rained after that… not the best day weather wise in the city from recent memory! I still had a good day and got to spend some time with my friend Kim! We went to the diner for an early dinner and then just relaxed. I have come to the conclusion that I am unable to just sit and relax in my house, I always feel like I need to be doing something so apparently I need to go elsewhere to relax! 🙂

Enough babbling, now on to today’s post which is for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This time we have a simple sketch from Margaret Moody…

PPA 149

A really nice simple sketch. I needed some bright colors after yesterday’s dreary wet weather and I think this card fits the bill. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango Card Stock. For the strips of paper I used two different patterns from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper* and adhered them to the base with SNAIL. The circle is punched out from Pool Party with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I embossed it with the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. The flowers are from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set*. I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and cut them out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The centers are stamped in Summer Starfruit and are punched out with the Itty Bitty Bits Punch Pack. Both the flower and centers are mounted to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Bloomin’ Marvelous* Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched out with the Large Oval Punch and also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the colors in the DSP, the brights and more subtles compliment each other nicely. I hope you enjoyed your Sale-A-Bration sneak peek today and thanks for checking in with me. Enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street*

Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue* and Bloomin’ Marvelous* Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Large Oval Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Sale-A-Bration (January 22 to March 22, 2013)

PPA 149

Floral Frames Framelits Dies

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

Large Oval Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

CCMC 207

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Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday! It’s my friend Tony’s 30th birthday today and we are having a little party for him later. I’ll get to see my peeps! Wee! It’s supposed to be nice out today and in the 80’s. Yesterday we had torrential rain for about 2 hours and it is still muggy out. My friend Kim is also coming out to visit from Manhattan tomorrow, it’s going to be a great weekend!

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week we have a sketch challenge to work with…

I looked at it an thought how nice and simple, I still managed to use about 10 different things! The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. The top part of the angled paper is a piece from the World Spectacular Designer Series Paper. Next we have a piece of Calypso Coral 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon. On the Very Vanilla piece I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and the letters are from the Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set and they are stamped in Midnight Muse. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get them all lined up. The you on the bottom was markered in Midnight Muse and is from the retired Engraved Greetings. I punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and then used the Decorative Label Punch with some Calypso Coral to mount it on before adhering it to the card with SNAIL. For a little balance I used one of the Everyday Enchantment Brads from the 2012 Sale-A-Bration catalog. I punched out a piece of Midnight Muse with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and used the Paper-Piercing Tools and the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack for a little added texture. It’s mounted to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. The color combination is very different for me and I like it more than I though I would. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary card and that you have a wonderful Saturday! Thanks for checking in! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and Midnight Muse

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink – New Firm Foam Pads

Stamp Sets: Lovely Letters Alphabet Clear Mount and Engraved Greetings Wood Mount (Retired)

Designer Series Paper: World Spectacular

Embellishments: Calypso Coral 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Everyday Enchantment Brads (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Paper-Piercer, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Now is also the best time to host a Workshop. If your Workshop (or individual order) totals $450* you get $115 in Host(ess) dollars plus one item at 50% off!! That’s $115 worth of items FREE plus one item at 50% off from the New Catalog!

*The total is for items that are purchased only and does not include shipping or sales tax.

Mojo 240 and Sneak Peek

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Good morning and happy FRIDAY!! I loves me some Friday! The weekend will be here in a few short hours and I am going to make it a crafty one! I have lots of cards to make and I can’t wait to get started. Today’s card is for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This weeks sketch is by Julee Tilman…

For my card I started with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I added a piece of Daffodil Delight that I ran through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The piece of Designer Series Paper is actually a sneak peek and is from the new Floral District DSP. The piece I used coordinates with Daffodil Delight. I used my Circle Scissor Pro (Retired List) to cut out the stamped image, also a sneak peek from the Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set, and it’s stamped in Primrose Petals, one of the new 2012-2014 In-Colors. I cut out a piece of Gumball Green Card Stock, another of the 2012-2014 In-Colors, to back it and adhered it to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flagged piece is Primrose Petals (2012-2014 In-Colors) and the greeting is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set. The flower is also from Betsy’s Blossoms and is stamped in Primrose Petals (2012-2014 In-Colors). I used my Paper Snips to cut it out and mounted it on a circle that I punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. A piece of Gumball Green Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and a Brights Collection Designer Button finish off the card. I hope that you are enjoying the sneak peeks and if you want a new catalog click the contact me link at the top and I’ll send you one. Have a great day and thank you for visiting!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green (2012-2014 In-Color) and Primrose Petals (2012-2o14 In-Color) Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Primrose Petals and Gumball Green (2012-2014 In-Colors) Classic Stampin’ Ink (New Firm Foam Pads)

Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs and Betsy’s Blossoms (Sneak Peek) Clear Mount

Embellishments: Brights Designer Button and Gumball Green Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Sneak Peek)

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Circle Scissor Pro, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

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Poppy Totally Tess 3D

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Good morning and a happy Sunday to everyone. I’m off to Manhattan again today for a little bit in the morning and then hopefully spending some quality time with my stamps after that! My card from last weeks Paper Players Challenge was Ann’s Pick of the Week. You can see the card on the Paper Players site HERE. Thanks to all of the talented ladies over there!

Today’s project I made for a wonderful friend of mine Sandy. She is super talented and just the nicest person you could ever want to meet. You can check out her blog at www.stampwithsandy.com. I have made a few of these cards and I love them. I used the Totally Tess Stamp Set (Retired List) because I think that Sandy looks a little like Tess! I started with a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock cut to 12″ x 5 1/2″. It is scored at 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 7″, 8″ and 11″. The two windows are cut out of the larger outside pieces. The inside “wallpaper” is from the no longer available Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration 2012. I stamped Tess and all of her accessories in Basic Black Ink and cut them out with my Paper Snips. The I Love Stamps on the bag is stamped in Poppy Parade and adhered to Tess with a Mini Glue Dot. The wood stamp and the card are stamped in Crumb Cake and the heart on the stamp is colored in with Cajun Craze. Tess is colored in with Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy and Soft Suede Stampin Write Markers. The markers around the border of the front of the card are colored in with the 2011-2013 In-Color Markers and Not Quite Navy. Finally the greeting on the card is stamped in Poppy Parade and punched out with the Modern Label Punch. The two Poppy Parade paper dots are punched out with the Owl Builder Punch. Sandy loved the card and I hope that you like it too! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade and Soft Suede Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: 2011-2013 In-Colors, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze

Stamp Set: Totally Tess Clear Mount

Designer Series paper: Everyday Enchantment (2012 Sale-A-Bration – no longer available)

Tools: Paper Snips, Modern Label Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

There are only two more days to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Place your order before it’s too late!

The Retired Accessories List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and all of the discounts on some of the products! The Retired Stamp List is here! CLICK HERE to see it and place your order for the ones that you want before May 31st!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out! Only two days left!

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Paper Players #89

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Good morning and happy Hump Day to you all. I am missing the warmer weather here on Long Island and can’t wait for it to return. Today’s card is for the Paper Players Challenge # 89. They have asked us to make a funny card…

I have to admit that I was a little stumped as to what to do. I have never been a fan of funny cards, I like the pretty mushy ones the best. I thought about what card to make for a long time, and then it dawned on me, so many people joke about getting married as being the end of your life so why not send a sympathy card! The base of the card is Early Espresso, it is cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 2 1/4 and 5 1/2 with another piece cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 for the front making it an easel card (thanks Sandy!). The background is made using the Big Shot and the Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 Embossing Plates with Very Vanilla Card Stock. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and is stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch and then mounted to a piece of Calypso Coral at 1 1/2″ and then to a piece of Early Espresso cut to 1 3/4″. The cake if from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) and so is the greeting on the bottom. The cake was cut out with my Paper Snips. I used some of the 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration to decorate the cake. The Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides the backdrop and that was then mounted to a piece of Early Espresso. I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the flowers and put some Basic Jewels Pearls on them. The lower greeting is punched out with the Word Window Punch and placed on a piece of Calypso Coral punched out with the Large Oval Punch and then a piece of Early Espresso punced out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and then placed on a piece of Calypso Coral and adhered to the card with Stampin Dimensionals to keep the easel part of the card standing up. Two more pieces of 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon, one across the top and one across the bottom complete the card. I hope that you enjoyed it and found it to be little funny, my married friends did! Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini) and Petite Pairs clear Mount

Embellishments: 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRE-ORDER STARTS APRIL 1ST  AND RUNS THRU APRIL 30TH. Get your taste of the new catalog months before it comes out!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog.

Mojo 234

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your Monday was a good one, mine was ok. For today’s card I give you this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge…

I decided that I would use some of the Sale-A-Bration items before they are gone. The base of my card is Lucky Limeade. I added three strips of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) for my background. The stamps are from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration) and are stamped in Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait for the center images and the stamp image is stamped in Lucky Limeade. I backed the center image with Pool Party and the stamp image is punched out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch and backed by a piece of Peach Parfait that punched out with the 1 3/8″ Square Punch. I adhered the center image with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the set Fabulous Phrases and is stamped in Lucky Limeade and mounted on some Poppy Parade. For the finishing touch I placed 3 Basic Jewels Rhinestones on the three outside stamped flower images. I love the Mojo Challenge and hope you like the card. Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade

Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Lucky Limeade

Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration) and Fabulous Phrases Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration)

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: 1 1/2″ Square Punch, 1 3/8″ Square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Less than a week left of Sale-A-Bration! Get your free items before it’s too late!!

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. Be one of the first 10 and also get a color kit. If you purchase $150 worth of product you would be entitled to these bonus items with your order right away:

FREE Sale-A-Bration Tote

Three FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

$25 in FREE Hostess items for the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog

You will earn 3 Anchor Rewards (7 more and you get your free Stamp Set!)

That is an excellent deal and it will be over March 31st! Click on the catalog to start shopping or email me your order! 🙂

In-Color Flower Burst Thanks

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Happy Sunday peeps! I’m off to the city today to go and see Rent with my daughter and my wonderful friend Kim. It is supposed to rain all day but I still love a day in the city. For today’s card I used, in my opinion, a somewhat underused product… the Flower Burst Embosslit. The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder. The background is created with the Big Shot and the Texturz Plates 1 Backgrounds using some Pool Party. I stamped the greeting from Outlined Occasions (Sale-A-Bration) in Calypso Coral and used my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the stars. It’s mounted on a piece of Wisteria Wonder and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Flower Burst Embosslit to cut out some Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Card Stock and they are also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It’s a nice and bright cheery card for an otherwise gloomy day. Thank you, as always, for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker

Stamp Set: Outlined Occasions (Sale-A-Bration)

Tools: Big Shot, Flower Burst Embosslit, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. Be one of the first 10 and also get a color kit. If you purchase $150 worth of product you would be entitled to these bonus items with your order right away:

FREE Sale-A-Bration Tote

Three FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

$25 in FREE Hostess items for the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog

You will earn 3 Anchor Rewards (7 more and you get your free Stamp Set!)

That is an excellent deal and it will be over March 31st! Click on the catalog to start shopping or email me your order! 🙂

Enchanted Label Fancy Fold

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Good morning and happy Saturday! It’s the weekend so that means I get to spend some quality time with my stamps today! I have a bunch of cards to make and I’m looking forward to a nice creative afternoon. For today’s card I was looking around on Stampin’ Connection, one of the perks of being a Demonstrator, and I came across this tutorial for using the Framelits Labels Dies (Occasions Mini) in a new way. A Demonstrator by the name of Cristy Butzen posted the card. I changed the mechanics of the card a little to make it open a little differently. The base of the card is an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Lucky Limeade Card Stock. I scored it at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″ with my Simply Scored. Using my Big Shot I put the card stock on the cutting plate and lined the Labels Collection Framelit on the center 2 1/8″ score line. Then I slid the other cutting plate into the Big Shot and lined the edge of it up with the 2 1/8″ score line and ran it through. Doing this only cuts out the piece that is under the cutting plate. It is then folded along the score lines and ready to embellish. I used Pool Party cut out with the same size label die and a piece of Very Vanilla cut out with one size smaller. I stamped the tea cup in Calypso Coral and markered the pansy in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (Occasions Mini). The greeting is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set and is also stamped in Calypso Coral. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up. A piece of Calypso Coral Card Stock was punched along one side with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. To that I added two lengths of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale-A-Bration). The stamped piece was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Inside I used some of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) and another Label cut out in Very Vanilla. I love the mechanics of the card and it makes for a nice change from the traditional. Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to stop and have a look. Have a great Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Tea Shoppe (Occasions Mini) and Curly Cute Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration)

Embellishments: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale-A-Bration)

Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies (Occasions Mini), Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Did you know that one of the FREE items that you can get from Sale-A-Bration is a pack of the 2011-2013 In-Color Card Stock? Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. Be one of the first 10 and also get a color kit. If you purchase $150 worth of product you would be entitled to these bonus items with your order right away:

FREE Sale-A-Bration Tote

Three FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

$25 in FREE Hostess items for the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog

You will earn 3 Anchor Rewards (7 more and you get your free Stamp Set!)

That is an excellent deal and it will be over March 31st! Click on the catalog to start shopping or email me your order! 🙂

Creative Mixed Parlor

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Happy FRIDAY everyone! We are almost to the weekend! My friend Kim and I are taking my daughter to see Rent this Sunday. It’s my daughter’s favorite movie and I have never seen the play so it should be a good time! For today’s card I used my Parlor Prints Background Stamp again. The base of the card is Very Vanilla. I stamped a piece of Pool Party with Soft Suede Ink for my own Designer Series Paper. For the greeting I stamped an image from the Creative Elements Stamp Set in Soft Suede and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I punched a piece of Peach Parfait with the 1 3/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch. I then stamped a piece of Very Vanilla with another image from Creative Elements in Peach Parfait and then stamped the greeting in Soft Suede from the Elementary Elegance (Sale-A-Bration) Stamp Set and punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. The flower is from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) and is Soft Suede stamped on Peach Parfait then punched out with the Blossom Punch. I punched out some Very Vanilla with the 2 3/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch to put behind it and attached them together with a brad form the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale-A-Bration). The greeting and the Flower are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like the vintage feel but slightly modern edge to the card. Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great FRIDAY!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Peach Parfait Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Soft Suede and Peach Parfait Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Elementary Elegance (Sale-A-Bration), Creative Elements and Mixed Bunch Clear Mount

Embellishments: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack

Tools: 1 3/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, Curly Label Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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