Thursday, August 3, 2017

CASEing the Stampin' Up! Catalog

On page 163 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog is the stamp set, Floral Statements.  It is one of those sets that can easily be overlooked but the two stamp set is great for creating quick, yet elegant cards.  I decided to recreate the Thanks card from the catalog with one exception - some bling was added!  As I was preparing to color the stamped image, I tested a couple of coloring methods with the aqua painter - one method used the Powder Classic Stampin' Pad and one used the Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  Since some water coloring was involved, Shimmery White cardstock was used.  So which method do you think was decided upon? 

Watercolor fun using Floral Statements Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

If you guessed the Calypso Coral with the Aqua Painter, you're correct!  It was a pleasant surprise that the color was almost a perfect match with the Powder Pink cardstock layer.  Plus using the watercolor color pencil made it quick and easy to color.  The leaves were colored using the Old Olive watercolor pencil and an aqua painter.  I had fun making the card and will be sharing variations using the stamp set in future posts.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Window Box meets Eastern Medallions

When I received my order with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits a few months ago, I knew they would be perfect to use with the Window Box Thinlits so I came up with a design that was used in a recent class.  What is great is that you can create a variety of looks on the top and/or sides of the window box just by varying which thinlits you select and how much you layer the various thinlits to create a design. After selecting the pieces and cutting the top portion of the window box, a circle was cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered to the inside of the box lid to help showcase the medallion.

Gift Box using Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits  & Eastern Medallion Thinlits
The window box is the perfect size when you want to give a small gift or treat.  If adding treats that are not prepackaged, I recommend using the food safe Cellophane bags. 

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#easternmedallion, #windowbox,,#giftbox, #treatbox

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas in July!

Ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and having your own business?  Or thought of becoming a demonstrator to reap the benefits on your personal orders as a hobbyist?  Now's the perfect time! 

With your $99 Starter Kit purchased between July 1-31, you'll also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack ($72 value).  The Essentials Gift Pack includes the following:

Essentials Gift Pack
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder
144804Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

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Come join the fun!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Birthday Fun!

Have you seen the new Birthday Memories Suite from Stampin' Up!?  It's super cute and is full of fun.  The moment that I saw it in the catalog, it went to the top of my wish list.  The Birthday Delivery stamps and with the coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits Dies make it easy to create a variety of projects.  Best of all, the framelits dies coordinate with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) so no fussy cutting!  The fox and banner in the featured card were all cut from the DSP using the framelits.

Celebrating using Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories DSP & Birthday Friends Framelits

Just a reminder, my July 4th special will be expiring soon...details below:

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate with me...

In honor of America's birthday, I am offering the following Celebration Special...

Enjoy your 4th of July and check back later this week for project ideas.

Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Quick, Easy & Elegant

Another of the cards from class using the Eastern Beauty stamp set is this quick and easy card.  To create the base, one stamp was used to randomly stamp the repeated design on the upper two-thirds of the thick Vanilla cardstock and a beautiful gold striped piece of Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper was added on the lower card portion.  A design strip from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers was trimmed to fit the card and added the perfect extra touch.  Layering the sentiment onto the gold glimmer paper finished the quick, easy and elegant card.

Quick & Easy using  Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty Stamp Set & Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Enjoy Today - Life is Beautiful

In this month's card class, the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle was the theme.  I admit that when the set became available for early order, it did not thrill me but after seeing some of the projects created, I decided to purchase the bundle and am so glad that I did!  The combinations made using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and the Eastern Beauty stamps is almost endless.  The Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully and features the new In-color Lemon-LIme Twist.

Eastern Palace Suite Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Currently there are two specials featuring The Eastern Palace Suite Bundle including FREE product!  Take note: The specials are only available for two more days (through Wednesday, May 31) -  the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle and the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.  You can order via the links in Project Materials listed below.  The new catalog ordering begins on June 1 and the products will be available but not the starter or premier bundles.

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#easternpalace, #easternbeauty, #enjoytodaycard

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