Friday, August 31, 2012

Preserved Catalog - Case

This card layout is from the 2012 Holiday Catalog, which is why it is "cased" Copy And Share with Everyone. I changed it a bit of course! We made this cute card at my last stamp club meeting. Isn't the new designer series paper gorgeous? 

Stamp set: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: raspberry ripple and early espresso
Paper: Orchard Harvest designer series paper; early espresso, island indigo, lucky limeade, and whisper white card stock
Accessories: island indigo ruffled ribbon, scallop punch and dimentionals

I especially love the apples from the Perfectly Preserved stamp set. We popped out the top and bottom apples but the middle one is actually 3 apples glued back to back. I have a quick tutorial to show you.

You want to start by stamping and die (or punching as the case may be) cutting 3 apples. You will want to fold each of these in half.

I lined them up and put glue on my center apple. I made sure that they are all facing the same way, you don't want to glue them together and find one is upside down.

I adhered one side and then the next to my center apple. 

You will then have an apple that looks like this. When you put it in an envelope the center apple will fold down easily.

Happy Stampin'

September SU! classes

Stamp A Stack
Thursday September 6th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm OR
Friday September 7th 10 am - 11:30am
$15 or Free with $20 order
Join me for a fun evening of making 5 different all occasion cards. Hand-made cards are all the rage and oh so easy to do. Take some time for yourself to let your creative side play. All materials are pre-cut and user friendly, no experience needed. Please be sure to bring with you your favorite adhesive and a pair of scissors if you have them.
Please RSVP by Tuesday September 4th.

Christmas Card Class
Saturday September 15th 1pm - 3pm OR
Friday September 21st 10am - 12pm
$24 (club members $20)
The first of 3 different classes to help you get all of your hand stamped cards done by Christmas! We will make 10 identical cards with matching envelopes, an ornament and a cookie treat pouch. There will be a fun raffle and door prizes for everyone! 
Please RSVP by September 10th so that I may order enough supplies. 
Everyone will receive a set of the Snow Festival designer tags. If you do not RSVP in time you may not receive your tags in class.

Tricia Hicks
Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator
*As always please visit my blog for up to date class information and promotions

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Perfectly Preserved

I can't say I love this set enough! It is so versatile and so fun. It has everything I look for in a set, images, verses and they have a matching punch, or in this case framelits die set. I love it! What I also love is that you can get the stamp set and dies in a set at 15% off! Don't we love a good deal!
We made this card at my last stamp.
This card was so much fun to make. I borrowed the layout from Amy O'Neill, I love how she used the paper designs. The fun gingham flower was something I learned at convention from Carrie Cudney, you can see my project and directions on how to make the flower here. I never got around to adding my verse but we did in class using the modern label punch.

Stamp set: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: early espresso, raspberry ripple, lucky limeade and island indigo
Paper: island indigo, cajun craze and whisper white card stock; orchard harvest designer series paper
Accessories: 1-1/4" scallop circle, Cannery Set framelits dies and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Ink Pads from Stampin' Up!

If you have not heard Stampin' Up! has introduced NEW ink pads. We have switched from the canvas pad to a foam base. Watch this video for an in depth look at the NEW pads.
To work with these fabulous NEW ink pads the ink was reformulated. You can still use the same re-inkers on both pads except in the following five colors, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum and Marina Mist. You should throw out these refills and start with the new ones, all others can be used with either the old or new ink pads.
I have used these pads and really enjoy them, they do seem jucier. I don't however plan on replacing all of my pads. I have some pads that are over 5 years old and just need to be replaced so I will start there.
Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the new pads.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holiday Tags

I was going through pictures of my past classes and came across the samples from last years Holiday tags class. I have been doing this class since I started stamping and it has been a lot of fun. I think last year was the best yet!
The case is the clear stamping cases from the Catalog, we used a Simply Scrappin' kit, stocking accessories die and the yummy glimmer paper in red and silver.
This years Tags class will be held on December 1st, so mark your calendar! I am already working on making some amazing tags!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is here!

I am so excited about this publication! It's gorgeous! This catalog is by no means "Mini", it is now magazine style and has more pages than ever before. There are tons of new products which you may have noticed on my Frosty Friends card I posted a week ago. That stamp was new as was the snowflake die. And so much more. What I am really excited about is the product bundles that give you a savings of 15%, that helps a lot. If you have not gotten your copy of the mini catalog please let me know and I will get you one asap.
You can see the full catalog by clicking the link on the left.
Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...