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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Beautiful Butterflies with Polka Dots…

Have you gotten those gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits Dies yet?  They come in a set of 3 and you can find them on pg 26 of the Occasions Catalog and let me tell you…they are just beautiful!!!

Here is a card that I made a few weeks ago to mail to my customers as a ‘thank you’ for ordering with me – I added some color and polka dots and just love how it turned out…

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Aren’t they gorgeous?  I love how a basic white card just comes to life when you add a bold splash of color!  I just can’t decide which color is my favorite!

The card base…is simply Whisper White onto which I layered a colorful layer sized at 3 3/4″ x 5″ to give a nice wide white edge for a framed look…

The colorful layers…the blue layer is Coastal Cabana, the green is Wild Wasabi and the orange is Calypso Coral – fun summer colors!

The butterfly…is made using one of the dies featured in Butterflies Thinlits – and it is die cut directly out of the white layer on the card as you can see here…

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I simply die cut the butterfly shape and then added a layer of co-ordinating polka dotted paper beneath it – that polka dot pattern can be found in the Designer Series Paper Stacks (pg 185) that come in all color families BUT HURRY – THOSE PAPER STACKS ARE BEING RETIRED so if you want any of them, grab em while you can – click HERE to find them!

I then attached the die cut butterfly on top using Glue Dots just down the center so that the wings can fold out.

The words…are stamped using a stamp from the beautiful set Painted Petals (pg 19 Occasions Catalog) and Early Espresso Ink – you can stamp it centrally or to one side – it still looks fab!

I used just one of the dies from Butterflies Thinlits to make my card – here it is along with the other two shapes that you get in this fabulous packclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Gorgeous die cut Butterfly + Summer Colors = a beautiful and cheerful card!  Which color is your favorite?  I am torn between the blue and the orange…but then again, the green is nice too…LOL!!!

And this style of card is PERFECT for batch making – you can cut all the layers, do all the stamping & die cutting at the same time, and then assemble at your leisure – whilst watching TV or on a road trip – and this is one of my favorite ways to make batches of customer ‘thank you’s’ over the summer when my girls are out of school and I spend hours sat at various ‘kid fun’ zones LOL -I then pack them into a bag along with adhesives and off I go…they have fun and I can work!

Here are some of my cut outs for this card…

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You get the idea…it’s quick, easy and a great use of time spent waiting for the kiddos!

Supplies used to make this card:

Cardstocks:  Whisper White (100730), Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral (122925), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Stamps: Painted Petals (Photopolymer 137146/WM 138819/CM 138822)
Die: Butterflies Thinlits (137360)
Patterned Paper: Subtles Backgrounds DSP Stack (130135), 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds DSP Stack (133705)
Misc: Glue Dots (103683)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

SALE-A-BRATION ENDS TONIGHT plus NEW WEEKLY DEALS are here!

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

THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO SHOP OR JOIN AND GET FREEBIES!

This is the VERY LAST DAY you can join Stampin Up for JUST $99 and get to choose $125 worth of items to put in your Starter Kit PLUS a free Project Kit or 2 free Sale-a-bration items!

***  BIG PERK ALERT!!! ***

You get a one time 30% discount on your first order of $150+ placed within the first 45 days of joining – and YES you get Hostess Benefits on that order too – JOIN TODAY and place that order before Sale-a-bration ends tonight and YOU WILL GET SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES ON THAT ORDER TOO!!!

Demonstrator Pre-order begins early May for the new upcoming Annual Catalog – join now and you can take part in that and get the new stuff almost a month before you can as a customer!

  • Got questions about joining?  Email them to me and I will be very happy to help!
  • Click HERE to read my FAQs about joining!

Ready to Join?

 

DON’T WANT TO JOIN BUT WANT TO SHOP?

This is the VERY LAST DAY you get to choose ONE FREE ITEM FOR EVERY $50 THAT YOU SPEND!

HURRY and get your order in to me 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…

  • AND you get hostess rewards on orders of $150+ too…
  • AND this is the last day that you get an extra $25 in hostess rewards on orders of $250+ – when your order reaches $250 you choose $65 in free products PLUS 5 free Sale-a-bration items as well – what a deal!!!
  • If you need a refresher, click HERE to see those items that you can get for FREE!

How do you place your order?

 

WAITING FOR TODAY TO SEE THOSE NEW WEEKLY DEALS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER?   WELL, HERE THEY ARE!

And there are some fantastic ones – the Big Shot Magnetic Platform has $10 OFF and a bunch of other Dies have significant discounts – these items are on sale from today through Monday 6th!

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND GET YOUR FREE STUFF BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Lotus Blossom in purples…

I think my absolute favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set has to be Lotus Blossom – that layered flower is just gorgeous and makes for such a striking card front…

And so today I made a very quick & easy card using stamps from that set – you can find it on pg 7 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure – and right now you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase…

BUT if you want one of these stamp sets – HURRY – it is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH 11.50 pm MT TOMORROW – TUESDAY – NIGHT!

Here is my card…that flower is just gorgeous stamped in two different shades of purple…

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And this card seriously only to0k me a few minutes to make – making it a perfect candidate for making a batch of, to have on hand…

The card base…is Whisper White onto which I layered a piece of Elegant Eggplant – that layer is sized at 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ – to give a nice wide white band for a framed looking backdrop.

The stamped images…all of the stamps I used on this card are from the set Lotus Blossom – I stamped the words in Early Espresso ink, the stem in Old Olive ink and the flower in two colors – Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

The flower…is composed of 3 layering stamps – all are numbered making it super easy to know which to stamp first – and all have an arrow attached to them to make it super easy to line each up over the last one…

Now bizarrely you stamp the top image first, then the center image and finally the solid bottom image – it’s odd to get your head around LOL but trust me – it works!

I stamped the first image – the dark bits that you see – using Elegant Eggplant ink…

And then I switched to my Wisteria Wonder ink pad to stamp the center layer – which is the medium purple color that you see…

And then used Wisteria Wonder again to stamp the final solid image…BUT to get a paler look on that solid image & more definition, I stamped it off first – this simply means that I inked up my stamp, stamped it down onto a piece of scrap paper – and then stamped it down on top of the other two images – this gives you a more subtle look as you can see here…

The lightest color is from that third stamp – LOVE this look…

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I then added this layer to my card base and voila – DONE – one quick & easy card without any fuss – no Dimensionals, no fussy cutting, no frills – but looks just gorgeous!

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I love that ALL of the stamps that I used on this card are in the set Lotus Blossom – INCLUDING the sentiment – making all of the stamps that I used here FREE – and who doesn’t love FREE?!

Find Lotus Blossom on pg 7 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure – which you can also view online by clicking HERE

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set (139143)
Cardstocks:  Whisper White (100730), Elegant Eggplant (105126)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant (126969), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Early Espresso (126974), Old Olive (126953)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER & GET YOUR LOTUS BLOSSOM STAMP SET FOR FREE!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Big Day meets Best Year Ever…

I have so many favorite items in this year’s Sale-a-bration selection because many of them work so well together…

I came across a card that one of my Stampin BFF’s – Kay Kalthoff – designed that uses paper from Best Year Ever DSP onto which she stamped some images from the set Big Day and I just LOVED it – and so I had to make a few of my own because I knew my customers would love this idea too…

And here is my version…I made three different ones using various sheets of patterned papers…LOVE them all…

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Isn’t that fun?  I love the idea of directly stamping onto patterned papers – it works so well and makes for making some quick & fabulous birthday cards to have on hand for when you need them through the year!

ALL OF THE STAMPS, RIBBONS & PATTERNED PAPERS I USED ARE FREE & FEATURED IN THE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE – you can choose one of these items for FREE with every $50 you order – but ONLY THROUGH TUESDAY MARCH 31st – so if you want any of them, HURRY and get your order in! 

The card bases…for the blue I used Coastal Cabana…for the yellow I used Crushed Curry…and for pink (see it below) I used Calypso Coral – and then onto each base I added a black layer to provide a bit of a dramatic backdrop.

The patterned papers…ALL are from the FREE Best Year Ever Designer Series Papers pack which you can find on pg 4 of the Sale-a-bration brochure…

The ribbon…I then wrapped around a piece of co-ordinating ribbon from the FREE Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (also on pg 4) and tied a little knot as a finishing touch…

The cake stamp…is from the FREE Big Day Stamp Set that you can find on pg 12 of the Sale-a-bration brochure – I simply stamped it using black ink directly onto the paper – LOVE how this looks!

The banner…is die cut using a die from Banners Framelits (pg 213) and onto it I stamped that big fab image – again, it is from the set Big Day – LOVE those stamps! – and I added the banner onto my card using Dimensionals.

The finishing touches…on the blue themed card I decided to add a row of Rhinestone Jewels along the stamped dotted edge on the banner…and on the pink one I popped a large Rhinestone Jewel to dot the ‘i’ in the word Big…

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FIND ALL THREE OF THE FREE ITEMS THAT I USED TODAY IN THE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE – CLICK HERE TO FIND IT!

Here are all three cards…click on each picture for a larger version…

First the blue one…

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Then the yellow one…

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And lastly the pink one…

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I LOVE them all – I am going to make a bunch to pop in my card box to have on hand!

Supplies used to make these cards:

Stamps: Big Day (CM 139109/WM 139112) – FREE!
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Coastal Cabana (131297), Crushed Curry (131199), Calypso Coral (122925)
Patterned Papers: Best Year Ever DSP (138633) – FREE!
Ribbons: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (138634) – FREE!
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Die: Banners Framelits (132173)
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND GET YOUR FREE STUFF!

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Time to Celebrate the first day of Spring…

Today heralds the first day of Spring…not that it feels like it in many parts of the country including here in Central Texas!!! 

We have lots of rain and misty skies today but I am thinking that all of these showers will be creating some beautiful flowers…and on my walk around the garden this morning (the rain doesnt deter me…must be the English girl in me LOL!!!) I saw lots of signs of spring a-coming…I took some photos and you can find them below…those bright colorful flowers brightened up this dull day…the skies are gray…misty…murky…

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But then there are these bright spots…lots of beautiful native spring flowers – we didn’t install an irrigation system out here and so anything that grows here was already here and can naturally survive on very little water & extremely hot temperatures!

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We’ve noticed that at this time of the year ALL of the flowers are shades of yellow & purple…must be something to do with attracting the right kind of insects at the right time of year!

AND some of the leaves of the new plants are vibrant green…LOVE how this color signifies fresh new life…you can see it in the lilies coming up here…

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And another sign that Spring is here…the Live Oak trees are losing their leaves (we have like a second ‘Fall’ here where the leaves fall off of the oaks – used to drive hubby nuts when we lived in a neighborhood where we had to vacuum them all up twice a year – they stay where they fall out here LOL!!!)…

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And my favorite trees…the Red Oaks are budding with their new leaves & tassels…

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It’s also been Spring Break this week with the girls home from school, so not a whole lot of crafting got done by me…but I did manage to make some quick & easy thank you note cards to pop into various packages that I will be mailing out during the next month…

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Super simple to make and very economical as you get 8 note cards from one sheet of cardstock – each note card is sized at 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″…

The words…I stamped the sentiments using stamps from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit called Layers of Gratitude (LOVE those stamps!) and Early Espresso ink…

The bird…is a stamp from the Hostess set Time to Celebrate that you can find in the back of the Occasions Catalog or by clicking HERE – you can get this for free when your order totals $150+ or more!

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Wishing you a wonderful and not too snowy or rainy weekend where you are – at least if the weather is frightful you can stay in the warm and stamp!

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Doctor Who…and the Tardis…

Today I am doing something that I realized I haven’t done before…I am showing you a card that one of my girls made…

My girls LOVE creating with stamps, ink and paper and are really wowing me with their creations…including today’s card…

One of them came to me and asked for advice on how to make a card for her friend who loves Doctor Who – I told her to take a look on Pinterest for inspiration – she did, and found an idea and got to work…

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Isn’t that AWESOME?!  In case you are not a Doctor Who fan, this is his transport – known as the Tardis – and she got this idea from a talented card maker named Katie Legge

My little girl – also called Katie – is 11 and got to work to make her version completely by herself – would not let me help her one bit – it blew me away – I absolutely LOVE it!

For the card base she used Night of Navy cardstock, Whisper White for the interior and windows and found printables for those signs…

I love how she inked the edges of the panels – without any help or advice from me, she went ahead and worked out how to do it…

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And here is a peek inside with the doors opened up…

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I think I am biased but what a great talent she has…I think I am going to be employing her here as my helper at SarahsInkSpot one day!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN UP SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for March 17th through 23rd…

Happy St Patrick’s Day to y’all!!!

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday March 23rd OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Barn Door Card featuring stamps from From the Herd…

Today’s card features stamps from one of my favorite sets in the Occasions Catalog – From the Herd – which features a fabulous bunch of fun animals on a large stamp along with lots of sentiments and accessory stamps – perfect for making cards for kids & adults alike!!!

I wanted to make a card for an 8 year old girl and so decided to make it interactive & fun – firstly there are flaps to open mimicking barn doors and secondly, on the inside I stamped the animals and left them uncolored – packaged up with this card is a set of coloring pencils so that she can color the animals in herself…which of course you could switch out for a crayons for a younger recipient…

And here it is…the front of the card…

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And the inside of the card…

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And the pack of pencils to go along with it…

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What do you think?  I love love love it!!!  It just makes me smile every time I look at it! 

AND rather than describe every little bit of detail about how I made it & measurements which would clutter up this blog post, I put together a free printable tutorial to make it easy for you to make your own version - click HERE to find it (it will open in a new browser window)

The card base…I stamped my animals using a stamp from From the Herd (pg 15 Occasions Catalog) onto a piece of White card stock and then mounted this onto a piece of Black cardstock.

The barn doors…fun & easy to make using the background wood grain effect stamp called Hardwood (pg 175) – I cut two pieces of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped Hardwood onto both sides of them using Soft Suede ink – when done, I adhered them to the back of the piece of black cardstock and the basic card was done…now for the fun bit…adding some bling!!!

The front…I wanted the effect of barn doors and decided they needed some hinges and I found the PERFECT things to use in the Project Life Playground Accessory Pack (pg 189) – in that pack are some textured corrugated shapes which I trimmed to size, added some Neutrals Candy Dots (pg 208) and popped them onto my card – LOVE that textured look – it fits in perfectly…

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 The animals…I stamped more and cut a couple out using my super sharp Paper Snips (pg 215) and added them using Dimensionals – under the pig you can see another bit of textured strip – just LOVE that look…

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The speech bubble…I decided to add a speech bubble to my goat and cut it out using a die from Word Bubbles Framelits (pg 230) – and stamped word onto it using another stamp in From the Herd.  I then added a small red 3/4″ Circle and that heart is another embellishment in the PL Playground Accessory Pack

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The door handles…are simply small black buttons from Neutrals Designer Buttons (pg 208) – I used glue dots to attach each to a black  1/2″ Circle and positioned them on my card – around one of them I tied a piece of Linen Thread (pg 206) and then cut it at 7″ so that there is plenty to twist & turn around the buttons to close the card.

The finishing touches…I added some Rhinestone Jewels in a few places…after all, a card needs some sparkly bling, eh?!

The inside of the card…I wanted some character going on in there too and so decided to add some more embellishments that I found in the PL Playground Accessory Pack – those corrugated circles with cut out hearts are just perfect in there – I added a piece of Real Red cardstock beneath each cut out and love how they look – check out that rustic texture…

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 The sentiment stamps…are also in From the Herd – I stamped Happy Birthday onto a scrap strip of card stock and used my What’s Up Punch (pg 222) to shape each end into a perfect V – then I added it using Dimensionals and popped a black Candy Dot to each end.

The pencil pack…I decided that the box the pencils came in was just too boring LOL so decided to take them out and make a belly band to hold them together – full details & measurements to make this are also featured in my tutorial.

I stamped Hardwood several times onto a piece of Crumb Cake and shaped that top edge using the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (pg 233) to give a picket fence look…

from-the-herd-pencils-closeupI wrapped around a piece of Burlap Ribbon that I cut down & frayed, then Linen Thread and finally added a little tag to match in with my card…

Here it is all together…

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AGAIN, CLICK HERE TO FIND MY FREE PRINTABLE TUTORIAL SHOWING YOU STEP BY STEP HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD & PENCIL PACK ALONG WITH ALL THE MEASUREMENTS YOU NEED!

Here are the images that are in the set From the Herd – it is available in wood, clear & photopolymer versionsclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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AND here are just a FEW of the items that you get in the Project Life Playground Accessory Pack – LOVE these – this shows you at a glance what I used to make today’s card…see all of the other things also included in this pack by clicking the blue link below…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: From the Herd (Photo 137162/CM 138834/WM 138831), Hardwood (CM 133035/WM 133032)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Crumb Cake (120953), Real Red (102482)
Inks: Soft Suede (126978), Memento Black (132708)
Punches: What’s Up (133781), 1/2″ Circle (119869), 3/4″ Circle (119873), 1″ Circle (119868), 1 1/4″ Circle (119861)
Die: Word Bubbles Framelits (132968)
Accessories: Project Life Playground Accessory Pack (135303)
Trim: Linen Thread (104199), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140)
Misc: Paper Snips (103579), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934) Neutrals Buttons (130031), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

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

Well, I made quite the mess today LOL – check out my messy desk…this is after just making this one project and the rest of then other three surface look the same as this one…I think I have some cleaning up in my future…my hubby just walked in, mouth open…I told him this is just the result of the creative process (chuckle)…

What makes me giggle is I lose EVERYTHING by the time it gets to this state…I spend literally minutes hunting for my tape or dimensionals…and have NO ROOM left to work in…if only I’d be tidier along the way…

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Today see’s the debut of a fabulous fun new stamp set called JUST KIDDING along with some Weekly Deals…

That’s right – Weekly Deals and a brand new Stamp Set are both released today! 

JUST KIDDING is a brand new Photopolymer stamp set available from TODAY – it is a set of 15 stamps priced at JUST $15.95 making it a great deal – find it in the store by clicking HERE

Order details & stamp set images:

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And check out this CUTE sample made using some of those stamps…LOVE it…how fun is that?

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AND also new for today – here are this week’s WEEKLY DEALS - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday March 16th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

With the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

WeeklyDealsMar-10Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Paper Piecing with For Being You…

Did you see those fabulous FOUR BRAND NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS that were just released?  I LOVE them all but my absolute fav’s are the stamp set ‘For Being You’ and the In Color Accessory Pack – WOW – what fab new products to get for free during March!

Today I decided to use the big ‘thanks’ stamp in For Being You to make a thank you card – and that is one BIG sentiment stamp measuring 4″ x 1″ and the beauty of it is that it is not too big so that you can add other things to your card front BUT it is big enough to make it the main event on a card if you want to do that…

And that is what I did today…I used some of those fab In Colors to add to it and look how it turned out…

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I just LOVE LOVE LOVE those In Colors – they all work GREAT together, don’t you think?

The card base…is simply Whisper White onto which I layered a piece of Mossy Meadow sized 3 3/4″ x 5″.

The stamped images…I stamped the ‘thanks’ and ‘for all you do’ stamps using Memento Black Ink – if you go for the clear mount version, you can position them perfectly ahead of time on one large acrylic block – which means you can stamp them together at the same time, which makes for speedy stamping & perfect positioning, especially important if you are stamping a bunch of cards at the same time – here is how I positioned mine on the block…

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The paper piecing…is how I got the color onto my letters – I simply took scrap pieces of the 2014-2016 In Colors, stamped the word ‘thanks’ onto each color and decided on my color line up…

And then I used my very sharp Paper Snips (pg 215) to cut out each letter from each color and used glue to adhere them in place…

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SARAH’S TIP:  you know what helped me get that color line-up in order?  On the Sale-a-bration flyer that features the four new products, there is a photo of the rolls of twine in the In Color Accessory Pack and I figured if Stampin Up lined up the colors like that, then it must work well…

And so that is the sequence that I used on my card and it worked out great!  Here is that picture I used for inspiration, which led me to go blue-green-purple-orange-yellow:

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The trim…after gazing at those beautiful twines above I knew I had to use some on my card…but I wanted a neutral color and so I picked white from Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (pg 37 Occasions Catalog) and tied it around my image layer ending with a cute bow in front…

The finishing touch…it needed just something more…and so I punched out a little green heart using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch (pg 5 Occasions Catalog) which gave me the perfect little something I was looking for…

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So how do you get this fabulous new stamp set?  You can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase!  Spend $50 on ANY Stampin Up items from the Catalogs and/or Online Store and get this versatile set for FREE click HERE to find out more!

AND I just thought of another tip – if you do not have all 5 colors of the 2014-2016 In Colors then there is a very affordable way to get them – you can purchase the 2014-2016 In Color Assortment which gives you 20 sheets (4 of each color) for just $6.95 – this is a GREAT way to get all of the colors at a low price – click HERE to find them!

In Color Assorted PackHere are the four stamps that you get in the set For Being You:For Being You Stamp Set

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: For Being You (CM 139120/WM 139117) - FREE with a $50 purchase!
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676), Lost Lagoon (133679), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Tangelo Twist (133677), Hello Honey (133678) OR Assorted 2014-2016 In Color Pack (133681)
Twine: Painted Blooms Cotton (137873)
Punch: Confetti Heart Border Punch (137415)
Misc: Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)

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