02/22/2013

BLACK AND GRAY...

 This was so quick and easy to make!

(And notice how short the supplies list is.)

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See how it opens in the middle...

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Don't you LOVE the matching paper inside!!

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There are lots of perks to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  One of them is that you get to pick ANY stamp set in the entire catalog for your birthday and get an extra discount on the price!  This year on my birthday, I looked through the catalog to pick the most expensive stamp set I could find. Of course, I have many of them already, but I didn't have this one... FROM MY HEART...

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Six out of my next eight cards are made with this same stamp set. (Yep! They're all made and ready to show you!)  I love to purchase a set that can be used for many occasions with a variety of sentiments.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  From My Heart Stamp Set #126555-W / #126557-C, Basic Black Card Stock #121045, Neutral Collection Designer Series Paper Stack #117157, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Antique Brads #117273, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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02/21/2013

FAMILY REUNION (GALS)...

Everyone is here!

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The guys showed up yesterday, and the gals arrived today!

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Family Reunion Stamp Set

Family Reunion

I used all the family names on both cards, and these are the extras... happy birthday, to my, FRIEND, congratulations, grand, in-law, great, teacher, and merry christmas.  Very Versatile!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Family Reunion Stamp Set #122710-W / #122712-C, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper #129311, Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Modern Label Punch #119849, 1/8" Circle Punch (retired), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine #125573, Glue Dots #103683, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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02/20/2013

FAMILY REUNION (GUYS)...

I love it when our family has a reunion...

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My Family Reunion Stamp Set

 has come in handy for many occasions...

Family Reunion

Tomorrow the gals are showing up!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Family Reunion Stamp Set #122710-W / #122712-C, So Saffron Card Stock #105118, Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper #131021, Not Quite Navy Stampin' Pad #126971, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad #126966, Marina Mist Stampin' Pad #126962, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch (retired), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125, Glue Dots #103683, Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301.

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02/18/2013

SIMPLY "LOVELY"...

As much as I like getting my hands on a brand new stamp set, I also enjoy stamping with an old tried-and-true set, like LOVELY AS A TREE...

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The three layers are stacked with Stampin' Dimensionals...

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and the finished look is just lovely (pardon the pun)...

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Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set #115026-W / #127793-C, Soft Suede Card Stock #115318, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898, Gumball Green Stampin' Pad #126861, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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02/16/2013

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE...

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02/15/2013

PRETTY PRINTS...

Again, I've used the pattern and colors in the printed paper to inspire this traditional layout...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration Freebie) #129651-W / #129654-C, Baja Breeze Card Stock #111352, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock #105126, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Freebie) #127540, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Silver Basics Designer Button #129325, Elegant Eggplant 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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02/14/2013

I HEART YOU...

Little paper hearts are a big hit when layered with chocolate!

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HERE'S HOW:  1) Top pink heart is made by using the Full Heart Punch and Designer Series Paper... (Any color combination will do, but pick papers that match your candy wrappers)... 2) The next layer is made with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die... 3) Next layer is an individually wrapped piece of chocolate... 4) The bottom layer is punched from any matching card stock with the Full Heart Punch... 5) Each layer is adhered together with a piece of Sticky Strip... 6) Add a little sparkle with a Basic Rhinestone.

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The plain red heart is made the same way - minus the pink layer. 


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I made this ceramic basket years ago and it has been enjoyed by kids and grandkids for many Valentine celebrations.

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02/13/2013

POURING RAIN...

Little umbrellas and pouring rain go together like love and marriage...

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...or a horse and carriage...

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And as the song lyrics say... you can't have one without the other!

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Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP and the Rain or Shine Stamp Set

are definitely M.F.E.O. too!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Rain or Shine Stamp Set #126775-W / #126777-C, Primrose Petals Card Stock #126841, Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683, Lucky Limeade Card Stock #122926, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #126922, Lucky Limeade Stampin' Pad #126984, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119256, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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02/12/2013

PAPER THAT INSPIRES...

I'm continuing this week with more examples of Designer Series Papers that have inspired me with card-making ideas. This paper made me see dots (and circles)...

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I punched 3 extra dots (above) to slip inside the envelope as a bonus surprise for the recipient.  And the large circles (below) continue the design motif...

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o o o o o o o o o o

Print Poetry DSP

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set #129651-W / #129654-C, Island Indigo Card Stock #122923, Midnight Muse Card Stock #126843, Summer Starfruit Card Stock #126839, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312, Midnight Muse Stampin' Pad #126860, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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02/11/2013

A FAVORITE THING...

One of my favorite things offered in the Stampin' Up! product line are the DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS. For one, they all have matching card stock colors and I LOVE that!!!

Artistic DSP

Another thing is that when I look at the patterns...

I ACTUALLY SEE CARD IDEAS!!!

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I've made all my cards for this week's posts: Tomorrow's DSP made me see dots! Wednesday's DSP made me see rain! Thursday's DSP made me see love. Friday's DSP made me see purple!  OH HOW I LOVE DSP! 


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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set #121907-W / #121970-C, Calypso Coral Card Stock #122925, Island Indigo Card Stock #122923, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Freebie) #127540, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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