Friday, June 28, 2013

Get Well Card

Whew, I can't believe that two weeks have passed since my last post.  In addition to crafting cards and other creations to swap at the upcoming Stampin' Up! convention, summer activities have kept me busy. The convention is just three short weeks away and the closer it gets, the more the excitement builds!  It's sure to be lots of fun as Stampin' Up! celebrates their 25th Anniversary. 

The card highlighted below was prepared for a friend but it's similar to a card that I've prepared to swap at the convention. A photo of the swap will be shared in the next blog post.  The new 2013-2015 In Colors were used.  I just love the look of the Crisp Canteloupe against the Baked Brown Sugar.  Hope this card helps to cheer up my friend! 

Get Well Greeting using Stampin' Up Flower Shop Stamp Set and 2013-2015 In Colors

Materials:
Baked Brown Sugar CS ( #131296)
Whisper White CS (#100730)
Pear Pizzazz CS (#131201)
2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (#130136
Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin' Pad (#131176)
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad (#131174)
"New" Flower Shop Stamp (clear #130942, wood #130939)
Pansy Punch (#130698)
Hostess:  Express Yourself Stamp (clear #130339, wood #130336)
Lacy & Lovely Stamp (clear #122887, wood # 132025)
Deco Labels Collection Framelits (#130102)
Little Leaves Sizzlits (#114511)

As promised in my last post, I will be providing you with a "peek" of cards prepared to swap at convention.  The first share is of card candy that were made for my sister to use in a Card Candy Swap.  You may ask, why show her card candy...well, since I registered her for the swap and forgot to tell her, I thought I'd be a nice sister and relieve her the added stress!  Therefore, I prepared the swaps and mailed them to her so she could add a few flourishes of her own.  A total of six were made so look for more photos in an upcoming blog post.  The theme of the Candy Card that I selected for Sharon was "Papillon Potpourri" :) The great thing about card candy is the ability to use leftover scraps of card stock and designer series paper.  The embellishment on the layered butterfly is a Candy Dot introduced in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.

Card Candy using Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.
To place an order, click on the "Shop Now" tab or follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back on Monday to see more of the swaps!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Triple Layered Card

Hi all!  Hope you're having a good week.  It's been a busy week for me.  The monthly card class was held on Monday and other commitments have kept me on the go.  Last night and this morning, I was finally able to spend time crafting cards and card candy that I'll use for convention swaps.  Next week, I will share a "peek" at some of the swaps.

The card class was themed "All Occasion Cards" and participants were able to make a variety of cards to suit different occasions.  One of the cards demonstrated and made was a "triple layer card" as shown below. 

Triple Layer Card using Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
 Next week, I'll be sending the card to a friend celebrating her birthday.  She loves gardening and flowers so I wanted to make a card reflecting her hobby.


Materials:
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock (item #131201) 
Whisper White Card Stock (Item #100730)
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
 (Item #125537 clear, 128442 wood)
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set 
(Item #126257 clear, 132022 wood)
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (Item #126983)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (Item #126944)
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad (Item #131180)
Stampin' Dimensionals (Item #104430)
Sticky Strip (Item #104294)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Item #119246)
Modern Label Punch (Item #119849)

Remember to check out the latest Stampin' Up! Promotions.  
Three of the most popular Greeting Stamp Sets are 25% off until June 30th! 

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.
To place an order, click on the "Shop Now" tab or follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back next week!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hooray - Back in business!!!

What a week for the techno gremlins!  They must have had loads of fun at my house.  Last Saturday, the computer fan on my desktop computer stopped working so off to the shop it went.  No big deal (or so I thought), I have my IPad so that should allow me to update my blog.  Well, the techno gremlins decided that the recently installed "new and better" router would not communicate with the device preventing me from updating the blog.  It was a case of "sometime it would work and sometime it would not" - yes, frustrating! A bit of humor about it does seem to help. Today, my desktop repair was completed and it's running great so I'm "back in business."  Tomorrow, service technicians are scheduled to replace and/or reconfigure the router and modem again. Keeping my fingers crossed that all will be fixed and the techno gremlins will be on their merry way.

With sporadic internet access, I was able to spend a lot of time perusing the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog and selecting what new goodies to purchase.  There are lots of beautiful stamp sets, new accessories and fun Designer Series Papers (DSP) to use for creating a variety of projects and I look forward to my order arriving soon.  You can download the new catalog PDF from the blog sidebar or download Google Catalogs!  It's interactive, it's easy—and it's compatible with both iPad and Android tablets in the US. 

To access the catalog:
  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the sign up button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for "Stampin' Up!"by tapping the small magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
  • Open the catalog by tapping the cover.

The card that I'm sharing uses the new Gingham Garden DSP.  It's a bright and colorful paper that is perfect for creating a cheerful birthday card.

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Gingham Garden Birthday Card
Materials and Tools:
Whisper White CS (item #100730)
Gingham Garden DSP (item #129310)
Melon Mambo CS (item #115320) 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126974)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (item # 126944)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (item #126948)
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set (item #128490 Wood, item #121598 Clear)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (item #118874)
2 1/2" Circle Punch (item #120906)
Blender Pen (item #102845)
Snail Adhesive (item #104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)

When my sister, Sharon, and her friend, Darien, visited a few weeks ago, we made fabric flower pins using the now retired, Summer Smooches and Floral District Flawless Fabric from Stampin' Up!  I wanted to share the photo as the pins turned out beautiful.  The red center in one of the pins is a flower made using the new Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Mold.  The clay was colored using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Ink Refill. 

Flower Pins
Check out the latest Stampin' Up! Promotions.  
Three of the most popular Greeting Stamp Sets are 25% off until June 30th! 
The last day for 25% off of select My Digital Studio content is June 15th.

The new Best of 25 Years stamp set was released on June 1st. Click here to check it out!

If you have any questions, please contact me:   margkni@gmail.com.
To place an order, click on the "Shop Now" tab or follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back next week for more project shares!
Until then, have a great weekend!