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.

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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...

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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.

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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!

 

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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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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.

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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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03/26/2014

WEEKLY DEALS...

Check out the newest WEEKLY DEALS...

Weekly Deals

 

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SUPER SIMPLE...

Making a card doesn't get more simple than this...

Itty Bitty Banner

No ribbon, no frills, not much of anything...

BUT VERY CUTE, never-the-less!

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Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set

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03/24/2014

VINTAGE...

Here's a little vintage from me for you...

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Make it VINTAGE with Stampin' Up! stamps and tools...

Vintage Tools

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Apothecary Art Stamp Set #128415-Wood / #125527-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Island Indigo) #129955, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Island Indigo Cardstock #122923, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Stamping Sponge #101610, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Sanding Block #129367, Modern Label Punch #119849, Crochet Trim #118481, Naturals Designer Buttons #127554, Linen Thread #104199.

Vintage phone order

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03/21/2014

TEAPOT...

Yesterday was the first day of spring!

It's time to hold a springtime tea...

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...or time to make a teapot card...  (or both)

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Teapot Song

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: 2013-15 In-Color Core'dinations Cardstock (Pistachio Pudding) #129958, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper #133521, Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Pad #131177, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Stamping Sponge #101610, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Blossom Party Originals Die #115971, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Whisper White Medium Envelope #119871.

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03/19/2014

UMM, UMM, GOOD!

I invite you to drop over for a cup of coffee. I have a Keurig and a nice selection of K-cups. If you prefer tea, I have many flavors of those too. Coffee (or tea) and friends are the perfect blend...

Ummm Coffee

I have coffee candy too...


Ummm Coffee.

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Ummm Coffee..

 

Coffee + Candy + Workshop Tools = A Perfect Blend!

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Perfect Blend Stamp Set #130745-Wood, #131392-Clear, Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Extra Large Tag Punch (retired), Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126871, Early Espresso Baker's Twine #123124, Candy Dot #130933, 4"x 6" Cellophane Bag #102757, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat, Pack #126189, 126199, 126187.

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