Showing posts from January, 2013

1/31 Stampin' Up! Wishes Your Way

This is the card my customers made at my Open House last week. There are a couple of features about this card that made it fun to make . . . first the banners! Our new framelit set called Hearts a Flutter has a couple of different banners to choose from. LOVE those!!

Next, notice the awesome honeycomb embossing on our card stock vellum . . . that's really fun to do. But, I will warn you . . . this embossing folder is similar to the Woodgrain embossing folder in that it embosses very deeply! To prevent cracking or tearing, be sure to watch my video HERE and prevent this problem by attaching a layer of vellum permanently to the inside of your folder and run it through your Big Shot machine with no tabs.

And of course, my favorite feature of this card is the delicate looking designer builder brad with the single fabric rose. I adore the flower trim Stampin' Up! introduced in the Spring Mini. The sentiment on this card comes from the stamp set, also in the Spring Mini, called Wis…

1/30 More Amore 12x12 Scrapbook Pages

I make at least one set of "love" pages every year and what better month to showcase love than February! This is one of the sets of 12x12 pages that I will be featuring at my Open Scrapbook Club. These pages are so much fun to put together . . . I just can't wait to share them with my customers! I was very much inspired by the colors in our gorgeous More Amore specialty paper.

The laser hearts on these pages are part of what makes the More Amore designer paper special. They really come to life when they are paired with layers of Pool Party and First Edition Specialty paper. The Tiny Tags and a sweet little fabric flower seem to be the perfect accents, too.

Here's a close up of the fabric flower trim . . . isn't it pretty? I just can't get enough of it! I think it will be one of the most popular items in our Spring Mini catalog because it is so easy to use and you can use just one or several depending on the look you want to achieve with it.

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1/29 Stampin' Up! Henry Says

Henry says . . . "You're Unforgettable!" He also says . . . "It's a Party" and "It's Your Birthday" and  "Congratulations" and "hooray, hooray" and "Merry Christmas!" Henry has a lot to say and it's all in the stamp set that you can find on page 15 of the 2013 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini.

This is the card my club members will make in February . . . sweet and fun. The embossing across the top was created with the new Borders Scoring Plate that works in conjunction with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The "ruffles" along the top are created with one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits. The little "rug" that Henry has plopped himself down on was created with the Petal Cone Die. The designer paper is from the specialty pack called More Amore.

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

Stamps: Henry Says (WM 128090, CM 128093)
Paper: Basic Gray (126981), Pool Party (122924), Pr…

1/28 Birthday Card Swap from our Demo Meeting - Part Two!

Our Stamping to Share demo meeting swap with a birthday theme continues today. Cindy Standal put black and silver together - great colors for celebrating those birthday milestones! The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.

Debby Filiowich takes the Perfectly Preserved stamp sets to new levels of love with this great birthday card . . . which could just as easily be turned into a Valentine's Day card! So cute!

Mary Smallidge used the Nature Walk stamp set to create this elegant Center Step Fold Card. I love the lacy edges she made with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.

Dorene Bye used the Decorative Label Punch to create a window for her sentiment.

This is a peek at the inside of her card which uses the Spring Mini set called Rain or Shine. The little tiny Happy Birthday stamp is a Sale-a-bration set called Pretty Petites.

Sue McNeill made this oval birthday card using the recently debuted Oval Collection Framelits. Secret Garden was her stamp…

1/26 Birthday Swap Cards from our Demo Meeting

Our swap theme for January was birthdays and it was fun to see the creative ideas that my downline came up with. I hope you enjoy them, too! Above is a card by Laura Erickson . . . look at all that embossing! Crumb Cake and Vanilla with the polka dots, the fancy fan and the lacy brocade make for an elegant card with a vintage touch.

Katherine Narog made a winter shadow box card. I love the little snowball that the snowman is about to throw and the rhinestone is a nice bit of sparkle that highlights the sentiment.

Cindy LeMire created this fun and whimsical card. We are "wishing big" for spring right now as it is just 2 degrees this morning!! lol! Her happy little flower reminds me that "eventually," spring will come!

Karen Larson made a gift card holder. When you take off the belly band and open it up . . .

you've got plenty of room to write a message as well as a great little pocket to stow your gift card!

Mary Bellis used the More Amore designer paper to m…

1/25 Getting Manly with You Rule!

This card shows how you can get manly with the You Rule stamp set featured in the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Mini. I think that Summer Starfruit is the perfect color for a golden crown . . . and it was fun to use the new oval framelits and my Big Shot to cut it out and mat it. I also used the new Occasions Paper Piercing Pack to highlight the Early Espresso Oval. You might have to click on the picture to see it up close. Paper piercing adds such a nice touch.

The ticket from That's the Ticket stamp set added just the right touch on this King for a Day card. This was my swap card that I gave to my downline at our January meeting. Our swap theme was Birthdays. I'll share my downline swaps with you this weekend so I hope you will stay tuned!!

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

Stamps: You Rule (WM 129261, CM 129264), That’s the Ticket (WM 128072, CM 128075)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), 2012-14 In…

1/24 Stampin' Up! Just Thinking with Video

Do you have lots of friends that you maybe haven't touched base with for a while? Make this quick and easy card and surprise them with sweetness in their mailbox! Just Thinking is a single stamp available in Stampin' Up!'s 2013 Spring Mini. It coordinates with our Window Framelits. The chevrons are from the Tea for Two designer series paper. I made a video to share all the how to's for making this card. Enjoy!

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

Stamps: Just Thinking (129940)
Paper: So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650), Tea for Two DSP (129311) Ink: Early Espresso (126974) Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Windows Framelits (129021), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) Embellishments: Basics Glimmer Brads (121003) Adhesives: Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332) 24/7 Shopping at my Stamping to Share Website
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1/22 Sale-a-bration Begins & a Patterned Occasions "whole latte love" Card!

Download the Sale-a-bration Brochure HERE. Download the My Digital Studio Sale-a-bration Content Flier HERE. This card features one of the stamp sets that we get FREE when we place a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration. The set is called "Patterned Occasions" and when I saw this cute little coffee cup I had to have it! Our whole family enjoys drinking coffee and eating dessert and visiting and we do it all with "whole latte love!" It was the first set that I picked to get FREE! Stamps: Patterned Occasions (free with a $50 product order during SAB WM 129621, CM 129624) Paper: Raspberry Ripple (126842), Very Vanilla (101650), More Amore Specialty DSP (129309) Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859) Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332), Full Heart Punch (119883), 1 1/4" Circle Punch to round the corners of the designer paper (119861) Embellishments: Stitched Satin Raspberry Ripple Rib…

1/21 All the Promotions in One Place and a My Paper Pumpkin Kit "reveal" in Video!

It's CRAZY trying to keep track of it all! Stampin' Up! is trying new things . . . stamps for guys (that we girls like, too!), 25th Anniversary Stamp Sets (so cool!), Stampin' Up! Kits in the Mail from My Paper Pumpkin (watch the video as I open up these kits for the first time!!), Sale-a-bration (which starts 1/22/13), and finally 10 new single clear mount stamps. Whew! That's a lot!! But this post has the details on ALL of it . . . All in one place! Enjoy!

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Shelli Gardner Featured at

Meet the Artist Department Shelli Gardner, CEO and Cofounder, Stampin' Up!® By: Judi Kauffman from

Before I met Shelli Gardner on the phone I imagined that our interview would be formal and to the point because of its brevity. We had earmarked half an hour and most interviews for Meet the Artist profiles ramble for much longer. l envisioned that I would mainly describe her accomplishments - which are numerous. But because I already had her official biographical sketch in front of me, the interview became a cordial conversation. We chatted about what is important in her life and how she spends her time when she's not wearing the hat of a corporate CEO.

Shelli is funny and warm and open. As successful as she is, Shelly said she has never done anything solely for the money; that it has always been - and always will be - about people. "My motivator, passion, and focus is people," she said. "When I'm working, it's people; when I'm not worki…