Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exciting news! The 2009-2010 Retirement List will be made available tomorrow! This time of year is always bittersweet, while I am excited for the new sets coming out I am sad to see some of my favorite sets go. Please tune in here tomorrow to see the list!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Strength & Hope

From May 1st through August 31st, SU! will donate $2 from every Strength and Hope stamp set and digital kit sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The design is so gorgeous and detailed, and it makes a perfect gift as well.  For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
You can find images of the stamp set here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

MDS card

Here is a fun card I made using the My Digital Studio. I know I don't mention the program often but I do have it and I do love it! I create all of my blogger headers using it as well as my new signature.
This card in particular uses an exclusive MDS download featuring the Strength & Hope stamp set and exclusive to the download DSP and embellishments. I love how it came out and it only took a couple of minutes.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Patchwork Card

I apologize because this card features designer series paper that you cant purchase until July. It was on special last month and I simply LOVE it! If you were able to get some I know you are feeling the same.
The card style is a Z-Fold, just something fun and different. It's very easy to do, start with a piece of cardstock 4.25" x 11" score it at 2.25" and 5.5". Fold it in half and the fold the flap back. I attached the Top Note die-cut to the front. When I do the patchwork I start with a rectangle and use 1-1/4" squares (easlily done with our punch), I adhere them to my square and then I ran them through the Big Shot once to cut out my shape and then again with the Vintage Wall Paper embossing folder to give it the "quilted" look.

Stamp Sets - Four Frames (available in July) and Just Believe
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Marina Mist, Early Espresso Sahara Sand and Whisper White; Paisley Petals (available in July) and Early Espresso patterns dsp
Accessories - dotted ribbon punch, decorative label punch, 1-1/4" square punch, whisper white taffeta ribbon, top note die, and vintage wallpaper embossing folder


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Greenhouse Gala Center Stair

Here I another tent card, my last one this week. It features the Greenhouse Gala DSP and the new verse set Happy Greetings from the Summer Mini. I love how that is all the stamping this card needed, the paper stands alone.

Stamp set - Happy Greetings (Summer Mini)
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White; Greenhouse Gala dsp and Pumpkin Pie patterns dsp
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - silver brads, scallop circle punch, and white taffeta ribbon.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fancy Fold

Here is a fancy fold I came across on splitcoaststampers.com. I have been calling it a "center stair card" since it resembles some of the stair cards we have seen. This card again features the Flower Fest stamp set, found in the new Summer Mini. You can find directions for this fun card here.

Stamp Set: Flower Fest and A Word for You
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, Baja Breezeand Whisper White; Certainly Celery patterns dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, 2-3/8" scallop punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, scallop edge punch, small oval punch, modern label punch,white taffeta ribbon and sponge daubers


Monday, May 2, 2011

Flower Fest Card

Here is the first set I purchased from the new Summer Mini. It is my favorite by far. What I really like about this set is that most of the flowers have a matching punch, so no having to cut out every flower to create those fun looks we all love. Not that I mind doing that but isn't it nice when you don't have to. Oh, so this set is called Flower Fest (122278 $27.95 w; 122280 $19.95c), page 20 in the Summer Mini. The verse you see is also from the Summer Mini, called Happy Greetings (123311, $18.95w; 123313, $14.95c) it is full of some very cute and fun verses, I was in need of a new set and this fit the bill perfectly.
I call this card a flap card because the front is made of a flap 3-1/4" wide. It attaches at the back and folds around to the front (the flap is 4-3/4" x  3-1/4"). To make the flowers I stamped the images in a bold color and then using sponge daubers and a slightly lighter color I sponged color into the centers. Then I easily punched them out and attached them to the flap. I am so happy with the way it came out. It feels summery to me. Enjoy!
Stamp Sets: Flower Fest and Happy Greetings
Ink: Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette Bashful Breeze and Early Espresso
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, and Early Espresso; Sahara Sand patterns designer series paper
Accessories: fancy flower punch, extra larger scallop circle, 1-3/8" circle punch, wide oval punch, decorative label punch, dotted scallop ribbon punch, sponge daubers and narrow taffeta ribbon in delightful daffodil.

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May!

The Summer Mini was released today and WOW is is beautiful! So many fun new things. We have three new punches, two of which are called layer punches, you actually get 3 layers from each punch, cute. There are two new Designer Series paper patterns, a lovely nautical pattern and some gorgeous bright florals. I have added a link at the left so be sure to check it out!
We usually have to say goodby to many products in the exiting mini catalog, but I am happy to announce a carryover list. The fun seam binding ribbons in Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze will be staying as well as the punches and die cuts, and I am doing a happy dance over the continuation of the First Edition dsp staying over. Yay! I have attached a link to the full list of carryover items on the left for you to see.

Strength and Hope campaign - As part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign. Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Here are the stamp images followed by the digital kit images. I used the digital kit to make my blog header. It is truly beautiful.

National Scrapbooking Month - This month select stamp sets, select professional print products for My Digital Studio, and special digital download bundles for My Digital Studio are all ON SALE at 30% off!
Stamp Sets on Sale

Digital Kits on Sale

There is a Demonstrator Special as well. Sign up this month with the Digital Demo kit for just $122!! Ask me for more details.

I think that about covers all that we have in store for May. I will be having a Strength and Hope class on Saturday May 21st. All procedes will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. See my class tab for details

Happy Stampin'

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