04/14/2014

PETER COTTONTAIL...

I saw a pair of these bunnies on the World Wide Web, but don't know the name of the original designer. They were so cute and I decided to make a Stampin' Up! version...

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And these are real cotton tails...

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ITEMS YOU NEED TO MAKE THE BUNNIES...

Gather your ordinary T-Paper Rolls...

TP Roll

You'll also need some pretty printed papers, matching cardstock,

and a few Stampin' Up! punches...

Bunnies Punches

 

1. 1-3/4" Circle Punch (Base), 2. Large Oval Punch (Ears and Feet), 3. 1/2" Circle Punch (Eyes and Nose), 4. Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch (Black Pupil of Eye), 5. Chevron Border Punch (Whiskers).

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (Marina Mist) #130135, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana) #130136, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Strawberry Slush Cardstock #131295, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, Large Oval Punch #119855, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle) #118309, Chevron Border Punch #132154.

Use your own creativity to assemble your bunnies. I always love how everyone has their own fresh and fun ideas.  Happy Easter!

 

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/11/2014

REFLECTIONS...

World Card Making Day was held on October 5, 2013, and enjoyed by demonstrators and stampers from the Vancouver and surrounding area. I kept busy that day, visiting with new friends and assisting customers. At the last minute, I purchased several card kits and planned to assemble them when I got home. Six months later, (yes six months), I made three of the cards. I believe the designer of these cards was Diana Morris. Some of the stamps and papers are retired, but I knew you would enjoy seeing these great masculine cards...

 

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04/10/2014

PRIORITY MAIL...

  Priority Letter

 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/09/2014

Z-FOLD CARD...

I wanted to use the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (from Sale-A-Bration) just one last time, so I made this pretty Z-FOLD CARD...

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Measurements...

Tall Z-Fold Card

The extra photos and layout measurements will make it easy for you to pick cardstock and coordinating printed papers to make your own Tall Z-Fold Card.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Peaceful Petals Stamp Set #133104-Wood / #133107-Clear, Subtles Core'dinations Cardstock (Calypso Coral) #129954, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983, Pool Party Stampin' Pad #126982.

 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/07/2014

BEAUTIFUL...

"The world is a better place because of beautiful people like you."

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Don't shy away from the intricate cutting this altered image requires. Paper Snips and patience are the key. To achieve a watercolor effect, I touched the Blender Pen to the tip of the Stampin' Write Marker(s), and applied to the flower, darkest area first, pulling color out to lighter areas.

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To duplicate the shape of the greeting tag, I punched the bottom of the card with the matching Decorative Label Punch...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  People Like You Stamp #133215-Wood, Subtles Core'dinations Cardstock (Daffodil Delight) #129954, Wisteria Wonder Cardstock #122922, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pen #102845, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper-Piercing Pack (Essentials) #126187, Decorative Label Punch #120907, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

Yellow Tools

 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/04/2014

BUTTERFLY...

I love offering simple (but eye-catching) cards at workshops. This one is nice because the stampers are able to see how the Simply Scored Scoring Tool works...

Butterfly

The pretty card opens to a pretty greeting...

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Both butterfly pieces were cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Die, but I trimmed a little bit off the top of the black wings... just a little bit...

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And here's how to fold the cardstock...

Gate fold card

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Pool Party Cardstock #122924, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die #114507, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

Butterfly Tools

Butterfly
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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

04/02/2014

PATRIOTISM...

I'm very patriotic and love anything that is red, white, and blue!  This card and today's post was inspired by a group of patriotic stampers who live 2,943 miles away from me...

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Oh! And flags! I love flags

especially when they are red, white, and blue!

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Now back to the story of the stampers... Last summer, these same stampers held a party in Florida, and made cards for OPERATION WRITE HOME.  Nine months later they were ready to do it again!  In March, I sent supplies for 100 cards. Here's a picture of Emily with a bunch of cards she assembled. I was told she made 50 of the 100 cards by herself - all for OWH.

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I spent a little time surfing the OWH website. It was wonderful to see hundreds of cards pictured along with great photos of our service men and women. So many of the cards were made with Stampin' Up! supplies! Hoorah! I also read that since 2007, there have been 2,650,133 handcrafted cards deployed to our troops!  Wow!

 

OWH

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Mary, Emily, Elizabeth, Stephanie, and others,

we sincerely thank you all over again!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES FOR THIS CARD:  Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Night of Navy Cardstock #100867, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Real Red and Night of Navy) #130134, Banner Punch (S-A-B), Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119251, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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This nifty little BANNER PUNCH was offered during 2014 Sale-A-Bration

and will be available in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog coming in June.

 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

03/31/2014

MINI CARD KIT...

MINI CARD KITS are OH SO FUN to make, to give, and to receive!

Mini Card Kit

Four mini cards just 3" x 3" in size...

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Four small envelopes and a cute mini box completes the set...

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Slip a ribbon inside before you add the cards...

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Then fold it over as an extra surprise for the recipient.

Everyone loves a pretty piece of ribbon...

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Four mini cards and four mini envelopes inside a mini box!

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 o o o o o  I love anything with Polka Dots!  o o o o o

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Express Yourself (Hostess) Stamp Set #130336-Wood / #130339-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock #102067, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Tempting Turquoise) #130134, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Neutral Candy Dots (White) #130934, Whisper White Square Envelopes #107309.

Mini Card Kit Supplies

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Download Polka Dots Mini Card Kit

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

03/28/2014

SPIRALS...

Have fun with this SPIRAL SPINS STAMP SET by using circle dies, a variety of punches, and your great imagination!

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Spiral Spins Stamp Set

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Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Spiral Spins Stamp Set #133303-Wood / #133306-Clear, Brights Core'dinations Cardstock (Real Red) #129953, Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126875, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA

 

03/26/2014

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