Saturday, May 25, 2013

Secret Garden "For You" Card and Sneak Peak

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to my US Friends and followers!  Wishing you great weather, happy times, and above all safe journeys where ever you're traveling!

Today's card is based on a flash card designed by Connie Stewart.  I love her cards for their simplicity and quick and easy style.  Make sure you check out her blog and watch some of her great videos.  

This card also features a sneak peak at some new products that will be released in the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalogue that will be available in just a few days!

I sent this card to Debbie Flattum along with her prize package for winning on the LNS Spring Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.  Hope she enjoys it.  I was also able to make kits for an upcoming card class.  What a happy afternoon of stamping and cutting this was! 

This was my first time using the Secret Garden stamp set and matching Flower Framelits, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I changed up Connie's card by using Bermuda Bay card stock, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizazz inks.  Bermuda Bay was a very popular In Color a few years ago, and Stampin' Up! is reintroducing it to the Brights Colour Collection. Same with the Pear Pizzazz which is replacing Certainly Celery in the Subtles Colour Collection.  Great moves on Stampin' Up!s part because both of these are such hot summer colours.  I anticipate we'll be seeing them a lot in the weeks ahead.
This card was made with a Whisper White card stock base, and the contrast between this neutral and the vibrant coloured card stock and stamping give this card an immediate WOW look.  The cutout was made with the large Curly Label Punch.  I used the petite curly label punch that will be available on May 31st when the new cattie comes out, to punch out the sentiment. What an awesome little punch this is and I'm so happy to have it in my tool kit. 

In this view  you can see what the card looks like when it's partially opened, and the next page shows the negative image from the curly label on the inside of the card. 

Here's a closeup of the beautiful flower that was stamped with the Secret Garden stamp set.  Cutting out this flower was easy because I used the matching Secret Garden Framelit dies for the base cut.  I decided to add a bit more depth by stamping off two more flowers and cutting out the inner flower layers and then added them with dimensionals.  A Basic Rhinestone was adhered to the center.  Both the stamp set and framelits are still available as a 15% savings bundle in the Spring Mini catalogue until June 1st, and then they'll transition to the new catalogue where they'll be sold separately.  

  • Secret Garden Bundle 13099 Clear Mount Bundle $44.95
  • Secret Garden Bundle 131100 Wood Mount Bundle $52.95
  • Curly Label Punch 119851 $22.95
  • Petite Label Punch (not available until May 31st, 2013)
  • Calypso Coral Ink 126983 $7.15
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink (returning In Colour ink to be featured in Subtles Collection and available May 31st)
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246 $6.50 pkg
  • Whisper White Card Stock 100730 $8.50 for 24 8 1/2 x 11" sheets
  • Sponge Daubers 102892 $14.50 for 12

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Still Time to Host A Stamping Party

Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! products? Consider it done. 

All you have to do is host a $400 party between now and May 30th and you can earn an additional $40 in FREE products!  

Just gather some girlfriends who like to stamp and your party will be a huge success.  All it takes is 3-4 friends, family or co-workers getting together for an evening of fun, to get your party off the ground! Click here to book your event.

Can't get together.  No problem we can arrange a catalog party with a linked hostess code.  Ask me how.


And while you're at it, you could earn even more FREE product just by signing up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator before May 30th.  

What's really great is that Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $125, you get:
  • Up to $155 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products of your choice, and a business supply pack valued at $70! That's a total value of $225!

  • Plus, you’ll get an extra $40 for your Starter Kit if you join Stampin’ Up! by May 30th!

  • And if that's not a sweet enough deal you get all this with FREE shipping.  Visit my web page by clicking here to read up on demonstrator benefits, career plan and Stampin' Up!.  I'd love to have you join my team!
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Paper Pumpkin

Haven't tried stamping before?  Not sure what's involved and whether you'd like it?  If that's the case then Paper Pumpkin maybe just what you're looking for.  

Paper Pumpkin is a creative escape that gets delivered right to your front door once a month -- much like a pizza (same price, same kind of box) and offers you that creative escape you've been searching for.  

People often say they don't think they are creative enough to do rubber stamping or make paper creations.  Well here's an inexpensive way to try stamping in your own home.  You'll get a monthly kit that contains everything you need to complete a project (pre-cut paper and card stock, ink, stamps, and accessories).

So are you interested?  If so check out this website for more information and how to sign up.  

And if you do sign up, make sure you enter my name.  As your chosen demonstrator I can offer you tips and help you out. You'll also get preferred pricing if you use my on-line shopping button, and I'll add you to my free mailing for Stampin' Up Annual and Seasonal Catalogues. 

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May - New Stampin’ Up!® Products – Just Released

Welcome to May the month of showers and flowers and hopefully sunshine wherever you live.  May is also a month of union and birth, so it’s appropriate to introduce the Best of 25 Years Collector Series Best of Stamp Set called Best of Brides and Babies.  

Make sure you go to the Best of 25 Years link at the top of my blog for all the details on how you can earn free stamp sets simply by purchasing the Best Of series of stamps.  Click here to view the Month of May stamps online and for ordering information. The highlighted stamp is a "never before seen" stamp.

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July Is Watercolor Month

  Did you know that  July is World Watercolor Month?  Stampin' Up has lots of watercoloring products to celebrate! Their product list  i...