Sunday, July 29, 2012

Holiday Catalog Swap Card

One of the things I love about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the great company I keep among the other demonstrators. I created this card for a swap with some of those awesome ladies. What's a swap? I made multiple identical cards and shipped them to the lovely Ruthie. She will sort them out with the cards received from the rest of the participants and send me one of each. I (and you) get to see different styles and products from the Holiday Catalog. Here is my card...

I stepped up the card I made last week by tearing the Green Gumball Core'dinations card stock after running it through the Big Shot with the Holiday Frame embossing folder and layering it on the Cherry Cobbler Be of Good Cheer designer series paper. I also gathered some of the fabulous Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon and placed it under two edges of the frame.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Triple-Layer Stamping

I have been seeing some beautiful cards online using this technique and just had to try it myself! Isn't it a stunning look?
Here is how it is done:
Very Vanilla card stock is cut at 2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"
Early Espresso card stock is cut at 2-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" and 5-1/4" x 8-1/2"
Stack the Very Vanilla card stock with the smallest piece on top. (a teeny, tiny bit of adhesive can be used to hold them together)
Stamp the flourish design from the Everything Eleanor stamp set with Crumb Cake ink randomly on the stacked VV card stock.
Stamp the flower image in Early Espresso ink.
Peel the stamped, stacked Very Vanilla pieces apart and layer them on the Early Espresso card stock pieces. Fold the 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" EE card stock to form the base of the card.
Embellish and viola!

I am now scheduling classes into the Fall. Call me soon to get a date to stamp with your friends!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July

As promised... here are some cards I made while playing with my new tools.
So fun - the Holiday Catalog has Core'dinations Card Stock in Cherry Cobble, Early Espresso and Gumball Green! I used the new Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, ran it through my Big Shot and sanded it with the new Stampin' Sanding System to reveal the core color. This Core'dinations Card Stock is smooth on one side and textured on the other. 
12 sheets; 12" x 12"; acid- and lignin-free; $6.95
The tree & star above and this cup & steam are stamps from the Scentsational Season stamp set. There is also a candy cane and gingerbread man in this set as shown on page 16 of the Holiday Catalog. Using the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the images saves so much time! You can even make your project smell yummy with the Sugar & Spice and Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss Powders.
I stamped the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon with Cherry Cobbler ink and one of the designs from the Border Banter stamp set. Don't you love this pattern from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper pack?
This is a favorite! Isn't she cute? The Stylin' Snowfolk stamp set is in the main catalog and has 22 individual stamps! Mix & match to create a gazillion (at least) different snowfolk. I also used Be of Good Cheer DSP, Green Gumball 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon & Card Stock, and the Border Banter stamp set to complete this card.

Stampin' Up! is holding a Regional Event in Tacoma, WA on September 29, 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm! Registration begins on July 26th and YOU are invited to join me for this full day of Hands-on stamping and papercrafting techniques, Presentations by Stampin' Up! staff and local demonstrators, Make & Take projects, a boxed lunch, Door prizes, and Hundreds of display samples for inspiration all for just $75. 
I will be registering on the 26th and would love to add you as a guest at that time or soon after, space permitting. Let me know if you want to attend with me!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Reason to Smile

What a treat! Stampin' Up! has an special stamp set that is available only in July and you can get it for just $5!
  • Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5
  • Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, workshop, or online)
  • There is a limit of one (1) set per customer
  • You will not be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase
  • You choose: Wood Mount (131274) or Clear Mount (131275) the price is the same - $5
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012

Want triple rewards? 
Join my Hostess Benefits Club which starts this month and up your order to the $50 mark. You can then get the Reason to Smile set for an additional $5, all the benefits of the monthly club AND you earn 1 "hat" on your Loyalty Rewards card.
The details of the Hostess Benefits Club and Loyalty Rewards can be seen by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page. 
Happy Stamping!