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Monday, April 18th, 2016

The RETIRING LISTS are here with some items DISCOUNTED BY UP TO 50%!

ABSOLUTELY ALL ITEMS ON THESE LISTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHILST SUPPLIES LAST – PLEASE get your orders in NOW – RUN DON’T WALK TO GET WHAT YOU WANT before items sell out and are GONE FOR GOOD!!!

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Where do you find ALL of the RETIRING ITEMS?

  • CLICK HERE TO FIND THEM ALL IN THE ONLINE STORE!
  • Click HERE for the pdf lists to save to your computer or print out
  • SOME ARE DISCOUNTED AT UP TO 50% – BIG SAVINGS!
  • Shop, check out and have your order delivered directly to you – and YES – on orders of $150+ you will get Hostess Rewards too!
  • Be fast – especially if you want any ink pads, refills or cardstocks in those retiring IN COLORS – trust me – they will start selling out in hours!

RETIRING STAMPS – available WHILST STOCKS LAST:

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RETIRING ACCESSORIES – available WHILST STOCKS LAST:

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WANT A FREE COPY OF THE BRAND NEW ANNUAL CATALOG?

SIMPLY PLACE AN ORDER DIRECTLY ONLINE OF *$25+ BY APRIL 30th 2016 USING ANY OF THE LINKS ABOVE OR BY CLICKING HERE and you will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE copy of the brand NEW upcoming Catalog mailed to your door!

  • Included will be samples of the new In Colors, brand new Papers, Ribbons & Embellishments – plus a handcrafted Bookmark – and sheet of coupons for use during the Stampin Up year!
  • Please note – only one catalog per customer – Online Orders only placed using a link to MY online store qualify

The new Annual Catalog goes live in early June – I will receive my shipment of Catalogs in early-mid May – as soon as I have them, they are packaged up and go out to you!

If you have not ordered to secure your FREE CATALOG and would like one, be sure to place an order by APRIL 30th TO ENSURE that you get your FREE copy!

 

WANT A COUPON FOR A FREE INK PAD IN THE COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE?

When you place an order with me THROUGH APRIL 30th 2016 and you use this Host code on your online order of *$25+ – 7NWZ93HS – you will receive a coupon for ONE FREE INK PAD in the color of your choice redeemable on your next order with me…

PLUS you will receive an extra freebie with your thank you card too!  This is my own offer therefore you MUST place your order using one of the links to my online store above.

* If your order is $150 or over, please do NOT use this Hostess code as you will get your own hostess rewards to spend yourself – this code is for use on orders of $25 up to $149 – BUT if your order is $150+ please know that you too will be receiving an extra little freebie with your thank you card

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

TODAY is the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!

That’s right – SALE-A-BRATION ENDS TONIGHT – THURSDAY MARCH 31st – AT 11.50 PM MT!

PLEASE HURRY and get your order in ASAP to avoid disappointment! If you are planning to place an order, please do not leave it until the last minute as I’d hate for you to be disappointed if a problem occurs with the ordering system – this can & has happened in the past with a high volume of last minute orders…

How do you order any of the following items AND get your Sale-a-bration freebies?

  • Click HERE to visit the online store
  • you earn all Sale-a-bration and Hostess freebies when you order directly online using that link

WHAT ENDS TONIGHT – SALE-A-BRATION:

Shopping:

  • This is the VERY LAST DAY you get to choose ONE FREE ITEM FOR EVERY $50 THAT YOU SPEND!
  • You get hostess rewards on orders of $150+ too…
  • AND this is the last day that you get that extra $25 in hostess rewards on orders of $250+ – when your order reaches $250 you choose at least $50 in free products and choose 5 free Sale-a-bration items as well !
  • CLICK HERE to see a list of the currently available items that you can get for FREE!

Joining:

  • This is the VERY LAST DAY you can join Stampin Up for JUST $99 and choose $155 worth of items to put in your Starter Kit
  • That’s right – you get $56 in FREE product and your kit also ships to you for FREE!
  • Once joined, you get a regular discount of at least 20% on ALL of your orders
  • And from May 3rd you get to order select items (including the new In Colors & hostess sets) from the upcoming brand new Annual Catalog – a month earlier than you can as a customers!
  • Ready to join? CLICK HERE to join instantly online!
  • Got questions about joining? Email them to me and I will be very happy to help!

AND TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET A FABULOUS DISCOUNT ON A 3 MONTH PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION!

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3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) regular price $59.85 – ON SALE FOR JUST $55! Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly get ONE FREE Sale-a-bration item – click HERE to find it!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) – $215.40! Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards – YES – YOU GET TO CHOOSE $21.54 IN HOSTESS REWARDS WITH THIS PURCHASE, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS TOO!

As soon as your order is placed, you will receive an email with your redemption code(s) – you simply go the mypaperpumpkin website, pop your code in along with your mailing address, and you are set – you will automatically receive the April kit

And another BIG perk when you subscribe by April 10th:

To celebrate the fact that Stampin Up have just shipped the one millionth Paper Pumpkin Kit, ALL CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS will receive a bonus FREE STAMP SET with their April Kit! It is called ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING and when you purchase a prepaid subscription today and input your code into the website by April 10th, you will receive it too!

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WANT TO TRY IT?  Click HERE and simply add the item code to your order!

If you have any questions at all please email me and I will be very happy to help.

Enjoy those freebies and Happy Last Day of Sale-a-brating!

With warm wishes,

Sarah

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Saying Thank You with Pedal Pusher…

Oh my gosh my most favorite Sale-a-bration set came with the release of Pedal Pusher, the set that features that cute bicycle & accessories – I just love it!

I used that set to make my February customer thank you cards and loved using those stamps so much, that I made more of the same for my team recognition cards!

SOMETHING NEW – at the end of post you will find a link to a project sheet for this card – download it or print it to keep for easy reference!

Here is my thank you card that uses those sweet stamps…and a smidge of that fabulous new Silver Glitter Tape…oh how I love that sparkle!

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Isn’t it sweet?  I am going to be using this bicycle stamp for years to come!

My card colors are simple – Whisper White with Lost Lagoon – sniff – I am so sad that this color is going to be retiring soon – if you love it like I do, be sure to stock up before it goes when retiring products are announced!

I then added a strip of polka dotted paper from 2014-2016 In Color Patterns Stack to tie both colors together, and decided it needs a bit of frilly elegance so cut a Tea Lace Doily in half and attached it to the side.

In the set Pedal Pusher you not only get the bicycle but cute accessories to stamp with it – I used two of those stamps – the basket & flowers – and I colored them in using Ink Pads and my Aqua Painter – a list of the ink colors I used is detailed below in the supplies section.

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I used a thank you stamp that I found in the set Happy Happenings and punched it out using my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch…and then I decided it needed a little something more…but what…hmmm…

Then I realized what it was…bling!  My card needed some bling!  And so I tore a piece of the new fab Silver Glitter Tape (that you can also get for free right now!) and added it to the top of my card and popped a little stamped bird on the top…CUTE finishing touch!

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WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Here are the images that you get in this fabulous & FREE stamp set Pedal Pusher:

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AND the 3 colors of sparkly glittery tape that you get in Metallics Glitter Tape:

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Get both of the above items for FREE through March 31st as part of Sale-a-bration – click HERE to find out how!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Pedal Pusher (141312), Happy Happenings (CM 139381/WM 138734)
Cardstocks: Lost Lagoon (133679), Whisper White (100730)
Inks: Lost Lagoon (133644), Melon Mambo (126948), Pink Pirouette (126956), Delightful Dijon (138327), Hello Honey (133643), Old Olive (126953)
DSP: 2014-16 In Color DSP Stack (138433)
Silver Glitter Tape: Metallics Glitter Tape (141020)
Punches: 1 ½” Circle (138299), ½” Circle (119869)
Misc: Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Aqua Painter (103954)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Num Num…Valentine’s Cookies in a Mason Jar…

I have a bit of an obsession with Mason Jars…the empty ones are beginning to crowd the shelves as we free them up by devouring the produce that we canned last summer and so today I decided to use one of them to show you a cute teacher treat that I love to make.

It’s a mason jar that contains a cookie mix – the directions for what to add and how to bake them are on the tag on the back – I love it because it is a unique gift that is a treat but can be put together at leisure…

AND after the cookies are eaten, the jar & lid remain…perhaps the beginnings of another mason jar addict!

Here is my Mason Jar Valentine Cookie Mix gift…

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The mason jar…is Quart sized and I like to use wide mouth jars for ease of filling – I use my canning jar funnel to make the process easy…

The cookie mix filling…I found the recipe on www.twomoreminutes.com – I made up a batch and they are delicious and this is the perfect amount to fit into a Quart jar without having to squish it all down…here is a list of those ingredients:

1 1/3 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup M&Ms
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips

It layers up absolutely beautifully and you can make this fit for any season simply by changing the color of those M&Ms – I found this Valentine mix at my grocery store and the colors are just perfect for this project…

The lid…I cut a piece of patterned paper from Have a Cuppa DSP Stack that you can find on pg 35 of the Occasions Catalog – I used a die from Circle Framelits to cut it to the exact size I need for the lid of my mason jar – no sticking required – just pop the disk of paper onto the metal lid and screw the band on – quick & easy & the lid is left ready for re-use too!

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The band…I trimmed it using a piece of Venetian Crochet Trim and love the slight vintage look this gives my project…AND AS A BONUS THIS TRIM IS ON SALE IN THE WEEKLY DEALS THIS WEEK – click HERE to find it!

The tag…I stamped that cute sentiment using a stamp from the set Num Num in Early Espresso ink and punched it out using my Note Tag punch – to turn it into a tag, I punched a small hole in the top using my 1/8″ Circle Punch

The twines…I wanted to use three colors that are in the jar – pink, red & vanilla – I found two thick twines that were the perfect colors – Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler – but struggled with the pink one…

And then I visited the CLEARANCE RACK section of the store and ta-dah – as luck would have it, I found just what I needed – Strawberry Slush twine that is on sale for just $1.40 a spool – a complete bargain and the perfect color to boot!

I wrapped all three around the top of the glass and used the red one to tie a heart shaped silver cookie cutter to my jar and the pink one to tie my tag on…

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The back of the jar…I printed out the directions on how to make cookies using the contents of the jar ontowhite cardstock, cut it to size and use strong adhesive tape to stick it to the back of the jar…CLICK HERE to find a printable pdf of these directions…

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The finishing touch…I punched out two small hearts from another piece of paper from Have a Cuppa DSP and attached them using Dimensionals…this small punch is from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

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And for me, the lesson learned from this project is to always check the Clearance Rack – you never know – you might find just what you are looking for in there!

Supplies used to make this project:

Stamp: Num Num (CM 134144/WM 134141)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Punches: Note Tag (135860), 1/8″ Circle (134365), Itty Bitty Accents (133787)
Dies: Circles Framelits (130911)
DSP: Have a Cuppa Stack (140567)
Ribbon: Venetian Crochet Trim (134581)
Bakers Twines: Very Vanilla Thick (138411), Cherry Cobbler Thick (138414), Strawberry Slush Thick (135637)
Misc: Mason Jar, Heart Cookie Cutter, Cookie mix supplies

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Botanicals just for you…

I did something today that I rarely do – I looked to the Sale-a-bration brochure for some inspiration and boy did I find it – I should remember to do that more often!

I wanted to make a card using stamps from the set Botanicals for You that you can find on pg 4 of the Sale-a-bration brochure and the bold sample card on pg 5 was the one that I decided to case, of course adding a couple of extras to make it mine…

You can get the stamp set Botanicals for You for FREE through March 31st as part of Sale-a-bration – click HERE to find out how to get your FREE stamps!

Here is my version of the bold & beautiful card that caught my eye…

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Bold…bright…beautiful…and super simple…it doesn’t get better than that!

The cardstock colors…are Whisper White and Early Espresso.

The stamps…ALL stamps used on this card are from Botanicals for You – it is such a fabulously versatile stamp set and even better that it’s free!

The ink colors…Early Espresso for the words and then Real Red, Pool Party, Crushed Curry & Pear Pizzazz for the flowers & leaves…

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The finishing touch…some Pearl Jewels in the center of each red flower – a quick & easy little embellishment that adds a bunch of bling!

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I love this pretty card and how easy it is to make – I am going to make a batch of them to have on hand!

Here are the images that you get in the FREE stamp set Botanicals for You:

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Botanicals for You (CM 141237/WM 141234)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Real Red (126949), Pool Party (126982), Crushed Curry (131173), Pear Pizzazz (131180)
Misc: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

A Beautiful Ride with Love…

Have you seen the set Beautiful Ride on pg 15 of the Occasions Catalog?  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it simply for that VW Bug – just love that classic vintage car!

That plus my girls are forever yelling ‘slug bug’ whenever they see one when we are out and about!  Well it turns out that this set is super versatile – there are a bunch of sentiment stamps in there and combined with that car, it can be used for so many occasions…

Today I used it to create a two-color Valentine card and here it is…

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I just love this color combo – it surprised me just how much!

The card colors…are Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler – just the two – with a splash of brown ink – love this look!

The car…I stamped that big beautiful car, stack of cases and ‘love’ on the door with Early Espresso ink – all these are in the set Beautiful Ride and being photopolymer stamps, this was quick & easy to do…

The large dotted heart…is a stamp from the set Groovy Love and I stamped it using Cherry Cobbler ink onto a scrap of Crumb Cake and used my Sweetheart Punch to punch it out.

The banner…is a scrap of cardstock that I shaped using a die from Banners Framelits – I added it to my base and then added the heart on to it using Dimensionals…

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The sentiment…the ‘love you’ stamp is from the set Banner Banter and I punched it out using my 3/4″ Circle Punch and tucked it just under that heart

The small hearts…I used the small heart punch (which is the exact same shape as the Sweetheart Punch so it’s co-ordinates beautifully!) from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to punch a red solid heart – and I stamped another large dotted heart and punched out a small heart from it – LOVE the look that gives!

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The finishing touch…I added a small bow made of Linen Thread to my large heart just as a cute accent and LOVE how that one small thing added so much to my card

I am going to be using the stamps in Beautiful Ride all through the spring and summer – such a fun set to play with!

Here are the images that you get in the stamp set Beautiful Ride:

140738  Beautiful Ride Photopolymer Stamp Set – $17

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Beautiful Ride (140738), Banner Banter (CM 134060/WM 134057), Groovy Love (CM 134246/WM 134243)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Cherry Cobbler (126966)
Punches: Sweetheart (133786), Itty Bitty Accents (133787), 3/4″ Circle  (119873)
Die: Banners Framelits (132173)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Bear Hugs around a Honey Pot…

Oh my gosh have you seen the Bear Hugs Bundle?  It is seriously the cutest stamp set I have seen for a while…and super versatile…with it’s own set of co-ordinating dies…and so much fun to play with!

I had an idea in mind for a Valentine teacher gift…I know they receive a lot of candy so wanted to do something a bit different, but I still wanted to give a food gift and when I was looking at this sweet stamp set an idea popped into my head…bears like honey, right?

So here is my gift…a honey filled mason jar, decorated using some of those adorable stamps from Bear Hugs and a sweet wooden honey dipper as a finishing touch – WANT A DIPPER FOR FREE?  Read on to find out how!

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Oh this was so much fun to create – and I had to have a few spoonfuls of honey as I went along – LOVE the stuff!

The jar…is an 8 oz Mason Jar that I filled with local honey

The lid…I punched a 2 1/2″ Circle of Crumb Cake cardstock and textured it using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder – I then added it onto the jar lid and screwed the band on top – fast & easy & perfect for my theme!

I then stamped the honey jar using a stamp from Bear Hugs and die cut it out using the co-ordinating framelit in Bear Hugs Framelits.

Now I also used stamps from another set to complete the lid – the ‘bee mine’ and bee stamp are from the set Honeycomb Hello and I used a die from Bitty Banners Framelits & my 1/2″ Circle punch to cut them out…

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The band…is simply a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I trimmed to size and frayed the long edges.  Around that I double tied a length of Linen Thread leaving a long length to spare to tie on the dipper.

The bear…super adorable, eh?  He is a stamp from Bear Hugs that I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Markers…and die cut him out using his matching framelit…

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The heart…is another stamp from Honeycomb Hello and I punched it out using the small heart punch that you can find in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack

The banner…that the Bear is holding is a stamp from Bear Hugs which I die cut out using that same banner die.

The finishing touch…is the sweet wooden honey dipper that I found online here – it is the 4″ version that is perfectly sized for a half pint jar – and using that extra length of Linen Thread, I tied it in place…

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I am super happy with how this gift turned out – perfect for Valentine’s Day – but also perfect for any time of the year!

WANT TO GET ONE OF THOSE SWEET WOODEN HONEY DIPPERS FOR FREE?  When you purchase the Bear Hugs Bundle from me – using one of my links below – I will mail you one along with a Thank You card!

Here are the stamps that you get in the set Bear Hugs & the dies in Bear Hugs Framelits – find them on pg 40 of the Occasions Catalog – or click on the blue words to see them in the store…

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AND YOU CAN BUNDLE UP AND SAVE!  When you purchase the Stamp Set AND Dies as a bundle of products, you save 15%!  Here is a link to those bundles:

Supplies used to make this project:

Stamps: Bear Hugs (CM 139546/WM 139543), Honeycomb Hello (CM 134078/WM 134075)
Dies: Bear Hugs Framelits (140275), Bitty Banners (129267)
Embossing Folder: Honeycomb (129378)
Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle (120906), 1/2″ Circle (119869), Itty Bitty Accents  (133787)
Ribbon & Twine: Burlap (132140), Linen Thread (104199)
Misc: Dimensionals (104430), 8 oz Mason Jar, 4″ Wooden Honey Dipper

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Soaring and the Sky is the Limit!

Today I decided to play with another one of the fab stamp sets that you can get for FREE right now during Sale-a-bration – it is called Sky is the Limit and features a beautiful old fashioned airplane which is just perfect for creating cards & projects for the men in your life…

I love this set and you can find it on pg 16 of the Sale-a-bration Catalog but if you want it HURRY – it is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME – through February 15th – after that it’s gone!

CLICK HERE to find out how you can get FREE stamps during Sale-a-bration!

So here is the card that I made using it…bit of a sky theme and I managed to turn it into a card perfect for Valentine’s Day too!

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Oh this was such a fun card to make – my favorite bit is that big vellum sunburst that consumes the entire card front – it is so dramatic!  All stamps used to make this card are featured in the set Sky is the Limit.

The cardstocks…are Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

The blue background…is actually a piece of DSP that is shaded pale blue with subtle white streaks & splodges – simply perfect for creating a sky background!  It is from a pack called Perfectly Artistic which is another item that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration – find it on pg 19 of the brochure…

The sunburst…is a fantastic new die called Sunburst Thinlits that is featured on pg 25 of the Occasions Catalog – I die cut it out of Vellum Cardstock and added it to the entire front of my card – LOVE it!

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The airplane and heart clouds…are stamped in Early Espresso Ink – I stamped the clouds & trail onto a 1″ wide strip of white cardstock and the airplane onto a scrap and then cut it out.  I added a brown Candy Dot to the center of the propeller.

The banner…is created using a die from Banners Framelits and stamped with that cool ‘you send me soaring’ sentiment.

The finishing touches…I added some white dots from White Perfect Accents and another hear that I colored pink and added to the edge of the banner…

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I think that this is my favorite card that I have made for ages – my creative mojo is coming back!

Here are the images that you get in the FREE stamp set Sky’s the Limit:

  • 141349  Sky is the Limit – Clear Mount – FREE!
  • 141282   Sky is the Limit – Wood Mount – FREE!

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Sky is the Limit (CM 141349/WM 141282)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Vellum (101856)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
DSP: Perfectly Artistic (141021)
Dies: Sunburst Thinlits (140617), Banners Framelits (132173)
Misc: White Perfect Accents (138416), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Flowering Fields of Sunflowers…

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flower types and when I saw the Sale-a-bration stamp set Flowering Fields and that one of the flowers could be used as a sunflower, I was hooked and had to have it!

It’s a beautiful set that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration simply by spending $50!  This set has 6 flowers/plant stamps and a cute butterfly too!

CLICK HERE to find out how you can get FREE stamps during Sale-a-bration!

Here is my card…I really wanted to make a card using spring colors but once I went down the yellow and brown route…well…the regals tones just sort of took over!

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It’s a simple little card but I love how the flower just pops out!

The cardstock colors…I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Whisper White.

The background layer…I stamped that cute butterfly onto the background and wrapped Linen Thread around 3 times and attached it to the base.

The sunflower…well, I’m calling it a sunflower LOL…I stamped it in black and colored it in using my Markers – the colors I used are Old Olive, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe – and added it using Dimensionals to lift it off of the card.

The thank you…is a stamp from another FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set called Perfect Pairings – I punched it out with my 1″ Circle Punch and added it using a Dimensional.

The finishing touches…I punched a green circle using my 3/4″ Circle Punch and popped it under the Linen Thread and then tied a bow on top…

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And that is it – clean & simple but pretty cute!

Here are the images that you get in the FREE stamp set Flowering Fields:

  • 141303  Flowering Fields – Clear Mount – FREE!
  • 141300  Flowering Fields – Wood Mount – FREE!

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Flowering Fields (CM 141303/WM 141300), Perfect Pairings (CM 141261/WM 141258)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Markers: 2015-17 In Color (138333), Brights (131259)
Punches: 1″ Circle (119868), 3/4″ Circle (119873)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Bloomin’ Love with a beautiful die cut Heart…

I decided to get a jump start on Valentine projects and make a card today that features the absolutely gorgeous big new Bloomin’ Heart Die that you can see on pg 16 of the Occasions Catalog…

This die makes a stunning centerpiece and is so eye catching that you can use it just by itself – but it does have a co-ordinating set of stamps called Bloomin’ Love that has great phrases that are perfect to use with it – and you can BUNDLE UP AND SAVE 15% when you buy these two items together – details below!

Here is my card…I love the contrast of using red, vanilla and black – it’s so classically elegant…

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Isn’t that heart just GORGEOUS?  It makes it easy to create eye catching cards & pages!

The cardstock colors…I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

The textured layer…I used my Softly Falling Embossing Folder to create a randomly dotted backdrop on the vanilla layer

The heart…that stunningly intricate heart is die cut using the Bloomin’ Heart Die – and those black flowers are die cut using the two small flower dies that ALSO come in that pack – you get a total of 3 dies in there!

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The banner…is stamped using two stamps from Bloomin’ Love – the banner and Love You are two separate stamps and there are other stamps you can fill that banner with in the set!

The finishing touch…I added Pearls to the flower centers to die in with my vanilla and dotted background.

I just LOVE how this card turned out – it’s intricate looking but easy to make – the perfect card!

Here are the images that you get in the set Bloomin’ Love & the dies Bloomin’ Love Thinlits – click on the blue words to see them in the store…

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AND YOU CAN BUNDLE UP AND SAVE!  When you purchase the Stamp Set AND Dies as a bundle of products, you save 15% – that saves you $6.50!  Here is a link to that bundle:

Supplies I used to make this card:

Stamps: Bloomin Love (140643)
Die: Bloom Heart Thinlits (140621)
Embossing Folder: Softly Falling (139672)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Cardstocks: Basic Black Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
Misc: Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430)

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