Friday, September 30, 2011

9/30 Stampin' Up! Pines & Poinsettias


I've been having a little fun with a stamp set I recently received as a gift from Stampin' Up! It is called Pines & Poinsettias and you can find it in the Holiday Mini Catalog. As you can see, there is a coordinating Designer Series Paper that goes with it called Holly Berry Bouquet.

This is a "let go and explore" card. I wasn't making it for a workshop or for an upcoming class . . . I was making it just for me! Those are the kind of cards that reinforce your addition to Stampin' Up! They are therapeutic to create. Time seems to disappear . . . along with all of your problems. Your heart and your art merge into one creative force and when you are done, you are on top of the world! Oh, the pure joy of it all!!

ok . . . where was I? Oh, yes . . . about the card. I used several layers of card stock to create this beauty. I stamped the Woodgrain Background onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and then took a Crumb Cake ink pad and rubbed it over the top to give me my wood background look.

I used markers to ink up my stamp, stamped it onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. I colored the stamp again with markers, this time inking up the poinsettia all over with Regal Rose and then using a Cherry Cobbler marker over the top of it to create the two toned look. This was then stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock and the flowers were cut out and layered over the top of the first image with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I've been into the Very Vanilla/Whisper White look lately so I used my Circle Scissors Plus to cut  circle just a bit bigger for a Whisper White layer. To accent it all, I used a snowflake from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die adhered to the circles with a red rhinestone brad. The little Crumb Cake "merry" tag seemed to be the perfect finishing touch.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias (WM 123762, CM 123764), Tiny Tags (WM 118091, CM 118592), Woodgrain Background (117100)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953), Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP (124004)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Crumb Cake (121030)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die (120901), Decorative Strip Cutting Pads (113479), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Mat for Circle Scissors (112531), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110), Markers in Wild Wasabi (120975), Regal Rose (105108), and Cherry Cobbler (119681)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755),. Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the tag (103683)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

9/28 Stampin' Up! Warmest Wishes Noel


This is a card my clubs got to make last month and it was also one I sent into a swap that I recently participated in. I used the hostess set from the Holiday Mini catalog called Warmest of Wishes. This is one of those cards that really does look better in real life. IRL you can see the sparkle from the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint that was spritzed onto the card stock. And of course the Brushed Gold card stock that I used for the scallop circle background always looks better IRL. Oh well . . . maybe you will just have to make one for yourself to fully appreciate it!! lol!

This is a 4 1/4" square card. The shimmery Vanilla panel was run through the Big Shot Machine using the Snow Burst embossing folder with a gorgeous result! I used Brushed Gold card stock cut with the Petal Cone Die to create two half circle scallop pieces that were glued to the vanilla panel. The next step was to run a length of Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon down the center of the panel to hide the spots where the scalloped half circles come together.

The Cherry Cobbler Circle was cut with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and run through the Big Shot Machine using the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Noel was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink onto a shimmery vanilla panel and punched out with the Decorative Label punch. It is adhered to the card with Dimensionals. I secured a Glimmer Brad to a ribbon bow and inserted it into the card panel by punching a hole for the brad through the ribbon strip and card stock with a Crop-a-Dial.

Thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Holiday Mini Hostess Set Warmest of Wishes (WM 122670, CM 122672)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Brushed Gold (102935), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Snow Burst Embossing Folder (124096), Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Petal Cone Die (121810), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Crop-a-Dial (108362)
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806), Basic Glimmer Brads (121003)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

NOTE: To make a Shimmer Mist to spray onto your card stock, fill a small spritzer bottle with a couple of ounces of Rubbing Alcohol. Add a small amount (like a 1/2 teaspoon or so) of your choice of Shimmer Paint. Shake well before each use. Spritz onto your card stock, let dry and you will have gorgeous shimmery paper!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

9/27 Stampin' Up! Creative Elements


This card reflects my need to get away from fall colors for just a bit . . . ! I love brights and Lucky Limeade was calling my name when I walked into my office. I paired it with a panel of Lucky Limeade Designer Series paper from the pack called Berry Blossom. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and Silver Glimmer paper to make some seriously sparkly borders. I needed a color that would really "pop" against the green and decided to go with one of my favorites, Pacific Point. I cut the flowers out and put them on Dimensionals. I stamped the word Create onto a piece of scrap, layered it over a strip of the punched ribbon border and secured the two together with Silver Glimmer Brads from the Basics Pack. That section is also adhered to the card with Dimensionals. Looking at this card makes me happy . . . hope it makes a bright spot in your day, too!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!! I'm off to continue the prep work on my Card Buffet coming up on Thursday. Read about it and RSVP to it HERE. I have a 9:30 am session and another session at 6:30 pm. It doesn't matter which session you RSVP to, I just need a count for the day. Thanks!

Stampin' Up! Supplies for this Creative Elements card:

Stamps: Creative Elements (WM 122645, CM 122612)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730), Berry Blossoms DSP (122350), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935), Pacific Point (111837)
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brads (116631)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Monday, September 26, 2011

9/26 Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes


This bare Kraft Gift Box from Stampin' Up!(package of four for $2.95) is brimming with possibilities when you pair it with some Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper and the new Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accent pieces. (All of these items can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.)


This is the top of the box. I attached the designer series paper, and put the stitched felt wreath on with Mini Glue Dots. It was simple enough to add a bow to the wreath created from our Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon . . . also attached with a Mini Glue Dot.


The only additional accenting I did was along the bottom of the box where I used SNAIL to attach a border of of Quilted Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon. All of my September Hostesses received this decorated gift box with a container of flower brads as a Thank You. Judging by the number of Kraft Boxes I sold this month . . . everyone really liked this idea!! It's also especially nice in that you can fold the decorated box flat and reuse it (re-gift) it down the road. I will be putting a number of these under the Kalthoff tree this Christmas. They are the perfect size for so many different gifts and I love the idea of using them again again next year!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Paper: Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002)
Accessories: Kraft Gift Boxes (124106), Winter Wishes Stitched Felt Accents (124108), Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon (124105)
Adhesives: Mutipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

9/23 Demo Meeting Swap Cards Part Two


Here are the rest of the demo cards that were exchanged at our Anything Fall Demo Swap at the September Stamping to Share Downline Meeting. Dawn used her Big Shot Machine and the Leaves #2 Die to create this fun glittered vintage card.


Karen used a combination of punching and stamping to create this lovely fall friendship card.


 Mary used her Big Shot Machine most creatively to make this lovely card. The leaf is cut from cork and colored by stamping and sponging ink onto it.


Here is an inside view of Mary's card.


Chris made a card that reminds us to visit our local pumpkin patch!


Candy created this card with makers and lots of patience! The tag is super cute . . . it has a heart on the other side.


Katherine made this card . . . isn't the fabric wrap a wonderful touch?


This is my card for the demo swap. It's a "flat" one . . . great for mailing!

Stampin' Up! supplies I used on my swap card:

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501), Gently Falling (WM 123802, CM 123804)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), More Mustard (100946), Pool Party (122924), Very Vanilla (101650), Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Circles Die #2 (114526), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons . . . various colors, Soft Suede Marker (120973)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/22 Demo Meeting Swap Cards Part One


The theme for our Stamping to Share Demo Meeting Swap in September was "Anything Fall." I love these swaps . . . they are a fantastic way to collect a bunch of fabulous ideas for us and for our customers. This little treat holder made with the Two Tags Die is a case in point! My September Clubs all enjoyed making this sweet treat holder and in the process got to try out Dazzling Details and pick their own image from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.


Tasha knew that you can't hand out a treat holder without a treat in it!! (Especially not to a group of fellow demos . . . haha!) Thanks, Tasha!


Judy made this beauty featuring Gently Falling. I love Calypso Coral in fall cards.


Angie made this beauty for us . . . taking her color cues from the awesome Spice Cake Designer Series paper.


Cindy made a gate-fold card for us. Super duper easy to do now that we have Simply Scored. I love that fall flower made with the Build a Blossom Punch and stamp set.


Cindy is tempting me with the Autumn Splendor stamp set. I'm wondering if I "need" now that I have this gorgeous card sample to copy!


Laura is ever so clever using Quilling on her cute cocoa holder that she made from a business sized envelope. You can always count on Laura to come up with something out of the ordinary!


Here is another picture of Laura's swap . . . you can kind of see how it was put together.

I'll have part two tomorrow, along with the card I made for the card exchange. I finally got all the pictures transferred into a new photoshop program so I am ready to roll! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9/19 Stampin' Up! Morning Cup


Here is another favorite card that I cased with a few modifications from a card I received from Betty Saccocia at Convention. JUST sooooo cute!! It is a real popular choice at my Card Buffet. (Everyone knows someone addicted to coffee/caffeine!! lol!)

My new computer is still "in process" as far as getting it up and running. My old computer is in some kind of endless loop at the moment as I am trying to get over 44,000 pictures off of it and into a new photoshop program. C-R-A-Z-Y. It is totally driving me C-R-A-Z-Y!!  I am really feeling appreciation for my husband at the moment. He is so incredibly patient with all of this. I'm just sooooo the opposite! Unfortunately, he's at work at the moment so we will have to tackle it again this evening. Fortunately, I have a few "cases" I can share with you. All of my new creations are still in the camera and NOT on the computer.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Morning Cup (WM 116988, CM 120489)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Crumb Cake (120953), Poppy Parade (119793), Baja Breeze (111352), First Edition Specialty DSP (121878), Watercolor Paper (122959)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black Ink (101406)
Tools: Color Spritzer (107066), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Accessories: Markers in Baja Breeze (120965), Poppy Parade (119801), Soft Suede (120973), Sahara Sand (105105); Baja Breeze Seam Binding (122331)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Monday, September 19, 2011

9/19 Stampin' Up! Fall Build a Blossom


I received a card very similar to this from Jeannette Swain at Convention this past summer and I just LOVED it! So have my customers . . . it is one of the options that my customers have when they come to my Card Buffet that I am having at the end of the month. You can read more about it HERE.

My stampin' world is a little topsy turvy right now as my dear hubby and I work to get a new computer up and running. I haven't had a new computer since 2004! I've been using Photoshop Elements 3 for all of my SU pictures and I see now that the latest version is 9! So . . . even though I have been making some cards . . . I am waiting for my new photo editing software to arrive so that I can edit my pictures. I am also delayed in showing you the latest demo meeting cards that my fabulous downline created for our Anything for Fall swap. But . . . the wait will be worth it!! Have a happy day!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Build a Blossom (WM 121923, CM 121994), Curly Cute (WM 117014, CM 120510)
Paper: Night of Navy (100867), More Mustard (100946), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650), Regals Patterns DSP Stack (117154)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (103133), Old Olive (102277)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Fun Flowers Die (121812), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

9/14 Stampin' Up! Big Shot Class Card


There is a wonderful swap at Convention called a "Wow Swap" and I've participated in it the last two years. It is an amazing source or inspiration for me when it comes to planning my clubs and classes. One of the cards that I received this year looked similar to what I created above for a recent Big Shot Class. Cara Brandse, a 2010 Rising Star, also participated in the Wow Swap and I loved her card!

I made my card into a Z-Fold card. This is what my customers got to make at a recent Big Shot Class and everyone just loved running the cork through the Big Shot machine to make centerpiece image. It was a great project for a Big Shot class as we used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder brayered with Soft Suede ink to make the dramatic side panel. We used cork and several different dies on this card . . . including the Wonderful Wings Embosslit Die that embosses and cuts at the same time. I LOVE that!


This is an inside view. The sentiment comes from the stamp set called "On Your Birthday."


And, this is a final look at the card all closed up as it would appear just out of the envelope. You can see how sponging adds so much to this card by defining the edges of the various panels. The Crumb Cake 2 1/2" circle piece below the butterfly really highlights the how details can be enhanced by sponging.

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I used:

Stamps: On Your Birthday (111664)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Crumb Cake (120953), Perfect Plum (101889), Rich Razzelberry (115316)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Rich Razzelberry (115658)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Beautiful Butterflies Die (114507), Scallop Circles #2 Die (113469), Wonderful Wings Embosslit (118138), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Brayer (102395)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine (100982), Basic Rhinestone (119246), Cork (119819)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9/13 Stampin' Up! Perfectly Penned Fall Birthday


One of the things I love about this card is that it showcases a new stamp set called "Perfectly Penned." I think the birthday greeting pictured in the card above is absolutely GORGEOUS! Just look at those swirls and curls . . . elegant yet still so easy to read.

The addicts out there (I'm referring to those of you who have your SU catalog memorized) may recognize this card . . . it's a modified case from page 114 of the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog. These are the types of cards my customers have come to enjoy making at my monthly Stamping to Share Card Buffet.

Maybe you need to replenish your stash? And, can you really have too many birthday cards? My Card Buffets offer a variety of cards for all occasions. I am planning my next Card Buffet for September 29 so if you are local and would like to come to it, please read the information about it and RSVP HERE. The information on the link refers to a 9:30am session, but I have another session that same day at 6:30pm. My Card Buffets have been so much fun . . . . lots of socializing! But, we seem to get a lot done, too.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (WM 115026), Bring on the Cake (WM 121899, CM 121958)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Cajun Craze (119684), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Cajun Craze (119671), Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Paper Piercer (116631)
Accessories: Neutral Brads (119736)

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Monday, September 12, 2011

9/12 Stampin' Up! Gently Falling Birthday


Fall is my favorite season of the year - I love the change of seasons and Autumn in Minnesota is truly a beautiful time of year. One of my daughters has a fall birthday so I like to have her "rate" my fall birthday cards and she gave this one two thumbs up.

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I used: (items in bold are found in the Holiday Mini catalog)

Stamps: Gently Falling (WM 123802, CM 123804), Family Reunion for the sentiment (WM 122710, CM 122712)
Paper: More Mustard (100946), Always Artichoke a circle layer below the vellum circle (105119), Card Stock Vellum (101856), Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch for the Artichoke layer (120906), Circle Scissors Plus for the Vellum layer (112530), Word Window Punch (119857), Paper Piercer for the brads (116631), Color Spritzer Tool: 107066
Accessories: Victoria Lace (118481), Regals Brads (119737), Neutrals Brads (119736), Watercolor Crayons . . . various colors all SU, Early Espresso Marker for the Color Spritzer Tool (119680)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL to adhere the lace (104332)
Misc: Mister Bottle of Water

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/10 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Scrapbook Pages



This is the second set of pages my customers will get to do later this month at our Open Scrapbook Club. I think it will be perfect for some Sunny Summer Adventures . . . like time away at the lake or maybe some vacation pictures. I took my color cues from the Designer Series Paper and the Color Coach. I used the Big Shot to create my title using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet.


The flowers accented with Jumbo Brads really make the pages "pop." The flowers were created with the die called Daisies #2. And, the sweet scalloped border was made with the Tasteful Trim Die. I think Tasteful Trim is my most used die. I use it for cards often, but I just LOVE it in my scrapbooks.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: 12x12 Pacific Point (124285), 12x12 Wild Wasabi (124303), 12x12 Daffodil Delight (124275), Whisper White (100730), Beyond the Garden DSP (122342)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Tasteful Trim Die (120893), Daisies #2 Die (114520), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brads (116631)
Accessories: Jumbo 5/8" Brads (112533)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dotto Adhesive to put the photo mats on temporarily until photos can be fitted to them (103305)


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Friday, September 9, 2011

9/9 Stampin' Up! Spice Cake 12x12 Pages



I love the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I was browsing a few scrapbooking pages at our Demo Only website and was inspired by a set of pages created by Cheryl Garratt so I definitely have to give her the credit for the inspiration! Thanks, Cheryl!

This will be the first set of pages my scrap bookers will make in September. I had an Open House yesterday and my customers were very excited about making them . . . and even a few new customers sound like they are going to give my scrapbooking classes a try!! Too much fun . . . really, can this actually BE my JOB?? Oh, I feel so lucky!!


Here is a close up of the Grateful which I made using the Big Shot Machine and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet. That is SUCH a versatile size!

Stampin' Up! Products . . . items in BOLD are from the Holiday Mini Catalog:

Paper: 12x12 River Rock (124294), 12x12 Soft Suede (124298), 12x12 Patterns Stack in Regals (117154), Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124066)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Leaves #2 Die (113459), Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (115951)
Accessories: 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967), Spice Cake Designer Buttons (124113)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the button (104430), Dotto Adhesive to put the photo mats on repositional until photos can be fitted to them (103305)

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

9/8 Stampin' Up! Hello Doily and National Grandparents Day



It was just two years ago that my grandma passed away. She grew up in the Doily Era . . . every couch and armchair had doilies draped over them, coffee tables, the buffet and even the dining room table also had their share of doilies. Obviously, I was thinking about her when I made this card . . . lol! She was 97 and only really started going downhill the last couple of months of her life. She had a fun personality and lots of things seemed to tickle her funny bone. I remember many times where she laughed so hard she cried!! Oh, and she put sugar and cream into more recipes that you would dream possible! Ate bacon and eggs like there was no tomorrow. (She actually fried vegetables in bacon grease because it made them taste better (that was her opinion anyway). And, she figured brandy cured just about everything!! This card is for you, my dear Grandma Millie.


I made the flower pot with the Ornament Punch. The bottom is cut flush with the card and the top has it's dip punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I stamped the doily onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and then cut it in half. I like the look of vanilla and white together, so the vanilla halves where adhered to Whisper White panels.

National Grandparents Day is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. If you have a grandparent who hasn't gone to heaven . . . give them a hug and a card. Cards are treasured by grandparents and are prominently displayed for a long time. And, that reminds me, when we went through Grandma's things we found card after card after card that she kept from her only son and from us grandkids. Her favorite ones were the homemade ones. On that box she wrote . . . "Do Not Throw!" We didn't.

Stampin' Up! Supplies I used on this card:

Stamps: Family Reunion (WM 122710, CM 122712), Three Little Words (WM 113254), Hello Doily (WM 122845), Simply Soft Hostess Set (WM 122565, CM 122567)
Paper: Wild Wasabi (108641), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Wild Wasabi (109014), Sahara Sand (105208)
Tools: Ornament Punch (119847), Large Oval Punch (119855), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631), Stampin' Sponges to sponge the edges of the flower pot (101610), Aqua Painter (103954)
Accessories: 2010-2011 In Color Glimmer Brads (121005), Wild Wasabi Marker to make lines on the pot (120975)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

6/7 Stampin' Up! Gently Falling with Calypso



One of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog is called "Gently Falling." The more I've worked with it, the more I love it. This will be the card my Open House Attendees will get to make at my Open House tomorrow. Isn't it gorgeous? And, it's so FAST to make when you use the Clear Mount stamp set option. I put all the outline pieces onto one block, inked it all up in Early Espresso and stamped the outlines all in one awesome swoop! Then, say goodbye to your Stamp-a-ma-jig because you won't need it when you are over stamping the color with the bold stamps. Totally easy, and totally FUN!

My customers will be given two sentiment options. The one I used on this card is from the "It's a Wrap Holidays." I stamped the image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White and punched it out with the new 1" Square Punch. Then I trimmed it down to size with a scissors. The postage stamp border can be made in one of two ways. First you can just punch two, trim a full scallop off one side and piece the two together. Or, you can punch it out, use Dotto to stick it onto a paper handle, line it up in your punch again and punch off one edge of scallops.

I really love this card. I used it in a recent demo only swap, I awarded my Top Sellers in my downline with it and tomorrow and I'm sharing it with my customers. I hope you've enjoyed seeing it here on Stamping to Share.
Have a great day!! And be sure to stop by my Open House if you are local!! (There will be specials!!!)

Stampin' Up! Supplies: (Holiday Mini Items in BOLD)

Stamps: Gently Falling (CM 123804, WM 123802), It's a Wrap Holidays (CM 122772, WM 122770)
Paper: Calypso Coral (122925) Early Espresso (119686) Whisper White (100730), Paisley Petals DSP (122367)
Ink: Calypso Coral (122939), Early Espresso (119670), Crumb Cake (121030), Soft Suede (115657), Lucky Limeade (122926), Cherry Cobbler (119669), Perfect Plum (101437)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tasteful Trim (120893), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), 1" Square Punch (124094), Postage Stamp Punch (122344)
Accessories: Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon adhered with SNAIL (124104)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

9/6 Stampin' Up! Word Play and Back to School


Today is the first official day of school for public schools in Minnesota. My girls actually started back last week and I was inspired to make a card to celebrate that day. I used a pack of designer series paper called Timeless Portrait as my starting point. To my surprise, I had a great sentiment that went with the whole theme of the card. My challenge was to figure out a way to incorporate it onto the front of the card without losing the theme . . . the words are big! I decided to bring out the Big Shot Machine and use the Top Note Die as the right size element for the sentiment. The Lace Ribbon Border Punch accents each side of the card and seems to work with the whole flow of this card.


Of course, I couldn't resist sharing a picture of my girls on their first day of school. Kari is a Junior, Kasey is a Freshmen and Karel is a Senior. Karel has a later start than the other two which is why she was barefoot; she was still getting ready! But, I wanted a picture of all three of them and Kari and Kasey were about to leave! Then . . . bad mom that I am . . . I didn't get another picture of Karel when she was totally ready! Oh well, this picture tells it like it is!! lol!

Stampin' Up! Supplies for the Back to School Card:

Stamps: Word Play (WM 120308, CM 120651)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Timeless Portrait DSP (122352)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362)
Accessories: 1/2" Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Friday, September 2, 2011

9/2 Stampin' Up! Gently Falling



Emboss Resist is a cool technique that looks awesome with the bold images in Gently Falling. All I did was stamp the Maple leaf with VersaMark ink all over a panel of Whisper White. Then, after putting clear embossing powder over the stamped images and shaking the excess off, I heated it up with my heat tool until all the images turned glossy. Next, I inked up my brayer with Poppy Parade ink and covered the entire panel with the red ink. Use a tissue to buff off the ink on your glossy embossed images and the leaves will just pop! The sentiment on this card is from the stamp set called Upsy Daisy . . .  a perfect stamp set for the beginning stamper. It contains three great sayings, and a bold image that would also look great using this technique.


Last weekend when we were at the camper, the girls thought we should have a family photo. We needed an updated one for our home. Here we all are! There was another one that was also pretty cute involving collapsable chairs and the fire pit, but I think we'll save that one for our Christmas pictures this year.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!! Have a great weekend!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Items in Bold are from our Holiday Mini Catalog

Stamps: Upsy Daisy (WM 111710), Gently Falling (WM 123802, CM 123804)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Concord Crush (119792), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Poppy Parade (119793)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brads (116631), Brayer (102395)
Accessories: Concord Crush Stitched Poly Ribbon (119266), 2010-12 In Color Glimmer Brads (121005)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

9/1 Stampin' Up! Gently Falling and Simply Scored Makes Its Debut!



Today Stampin' Up! is debuting the Holiday Mini Catalog!! If you would like to see an online copy of the catalog . . . click HERE. If you see something you like and would like to place an order . . . click HERE. Then click on the Shop Now Button and from there you can click on the Holiday Mini Catalog and see all kinds of information with pictures! If you would like me to send you a copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog, just e-mail me with your name and address and I will get one out to you.



My very favorite product in the Holiday Mini Catalog is the Simply Scored Tool.
  • Designed exclusively by Stampin' Up!, the Simply Scored scoring tool is loaded with unique benefits. It comes with a high-quality stylus--with two different sizes of tips--that will comfortably glide over all of your projects, as well as a hidden storage compartment for extra tools and markers!
  • The Simply Scored scoring tool makes duplicating projects easier than ever before. No more pulling out your ruler and measuring over and over again--just attach the place markers exactly where you need them and create! 
  • The Simply Scored scoring tool has score lines every 1/8" and fits all kinds and sizes of paper up to 12" x 12". Use it on your favorite card stock and Designer Series Paper! 
  • Beyond perfecting scoring, use the Simply Scored scoring tool to add texture to any paper, create 3-D boxes and projects, and so much more. Unleash your creativity--there is no limit to what you can do with this new tool!
Simply Scored Product Details:
  • Item 122334; $29.95 
  • Simply Scored includes
            ◦1 scoring board
            ◦1 stylus
            ◦3 place markers
  • Dimensions of scoring board: 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x 1"   

The card that I am sharing with you today uses a new stamp set called Gently Falling. One of my favorites for sure! I love, love, love the new Quilted Satin Ribbon that comes in Cherry Cobbler or as shown on my card here, Early Espresso. There are a couple of gorgeous designer series paper packs. The one I used on this card is called Frostwood Lodge.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Items in Bold can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog

Stamps: Tiny Tags (WM 118091, CM 118592), Gently Falling (WM 123802, CM 123804),
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Garden Green (102584), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730), Frostwood Lodge DSP (124002)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Stripes Embossing Folder (123128), Top Note Die (113463), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole in the tag (116631), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Color Spritzer Tool (107066)
Accessories: Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine (123124), Quilted Satin Ribbon in Early Espresso (124104), Garden Green Marker (100080)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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