Bonus Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Bonus Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Check out these Bonus Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  Normally there are 6-8 items, but not this week…

Also be sure to check out the newly added items to the clearance rack!  Click here for that!


To order any of these Bonus Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!, just click on the images above and they will take you to my online store.

Using Stampin’ Up!’s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card

Using Stampin’ Up!’s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card

Welcome to today’s post all about Using Stampin’ Up!’s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card!

Anyone else facing a crazy week?  Today Emily is all about what she needs to do in life before she is no longer 8.  We started the day with a run (so we don’t have a day of regret if we had slept in instead.)  Then she ate a bagel, just in case it tastes different tomorrow.

She asked me how quickly I can get through work today so that I can help her stuff her day with everything that just might be different tomorrow.

It is such a positive attitude, and a mindset full of hope and intrigue – so what could I say?

One of the things I do every Monday morning is create a card and share it with you on here.  It’s a great way to start my week – get the creative juices flowing over a cuppa coffee.

And today’s had to be fast – you won’t believe her list of things to do!

On Friday, I got the A World of Thanks stamp from Stampin’ Up! delivered to my doorstep – and I couldn’t wait to use it.  What else was in that box?  The new White Perfect Accents.  OK, so that you know, these new accessories are da bomb!  Seriously!  They look completely unimpressive in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, but they are so cool!  They are shiny and more of a bubble on top that the candy dots I was expecting.  And only 5 bucks.  These might rapidly become my favorite new accessory from the new catalog.

So how could I use both of these and make a crazy fast card?

That A World of Thanks does most of the work for you.  With all the different images and words and with a font that has a textured look to it – it did the bulk of the work.

Then it was time to decide what to put that crazy cute White Perfect Accent on.  I considered several images before settling on a 2 Step flower from Flower Patch.

The first image was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink.  Then the top floral image was stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  Having the Flower Fair dies makes cutting these out a breeze.

Then I went in for the kill.  I cannot tell you how stinking excited I was to use the largest white circle thingy in the middle of my flower.  The flower was cut, I had the sticky accessory on the end of my paper piercing tool, I approached the flower, got it in the circle, and stepped back fully expecting to do the happy dance…

And it looked not so great, bordering on awful.  There was such a big section of Melon Mambo, and even though the white accessory is over 1/4″ wide, it looked like a white speck.

I started with a Daffodil Delight circle, and it was ok.  I switched to the Basic Black 1/2″ circle and the clouds parted, the bird of happiness landed on my shoulder and I was doing the happy dance that I originally planned.  (If you think me running is awkward, you don’t want to watch me dance!!!)

 

Using Stampin' Up!'s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card

 

I used a circle and circle punch to create my Wild Wasabi leaves.  And then all this goodness was layered onto a Melon Mambo card stock base.

Ta-da!!

 

Using Stampin' Up!'s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card

Even with the disappointment and the die cutting, I still spent less than 10 minutes making this card.  And that is a win in my books!  It will take me longer to clean up than to make this card!

The supply list is small, check it out:

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

To order any of these supplies, click on the images above and you will go to my online store, you can add the item to your shopping back and then have it delivered to your door.  Don’t forget to use your Reward Tracker!

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s post that is all about Using Stampin’ Up!’s A World of Thanks to Make a Fast Thank You Card.  Tomorrow will be about new Weekly Deals, I can’t wait to see what those are!  See you then….

Friday Flip Making a Card for a Friend

Friday Flip Making a Card for a Friend

Welcome to this Friday Flip where we are making a card for a friend!

You know that person that you haven’t talked to in forever, and then you send them a random message on Facebook – or you pick up the phone and call – and it is like no time has passed, even though it has been a year or two.  You just pick right up where you left off…

THAT is who this card is for.  She is a great friend, she moved away and so of course we don’t see each other like we used to.

But you see, it’s just not just one person that has moved away… it has been a lot of friends that moved away.  So many of my friends have moved, my good stamping friends.  And before I start to cry, let me share this card with you, and then I will finish sharing the story tomorrow.

I wanted a simple card, but full of elements.  I didn’t want it to look like there were 8 layers on it, but I wanted lots of layers.  I wanted texture, color, depth, all of it!

Let’s check out this week’s Friday Flip Making a Card for a Friend:

 

 

So do you see how I got 8 layers on there without it being over the top?  Still a simple card, but lots going on.

 

Friday Flip:  Making a Card for a Friend

Here are the supplies used to create this Friday Flip Making a Card for a Friend.  To order any of the products used, simply click on the product below, add it to your shopping bag and have it shipped to you.  Don’t forget about your Reward Tracker!

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks so much for joining me today for this Friday Flip Making a Card for a Friend.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to hear the rest of the story!

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Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin’ Up!)

Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin’ Up!)

Today we are using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin’ Up!).  This is such a fun stamp set where you can do two step stamping (using two stamps to create one image) or three step stamping (using three stamps to create one image).  And it is part of a bundle – with new butterfly framelits!

If you purchased the last butterfly/framelit bundle from Stampin’ Up!, this is not it.  This bundle includes the new Bold Butterfly framelits, but these new framelits work with the previous bundles’ thinlits.  Clear as mud, right?

And don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

New dies designed to work with old dies  – and two stamp sets to go with them!  (Hoping that clears it up more – but not entirely sure!)

I love the new Mint Macaron color – and I love it when paired with Tip Top Taupe.  I wanted a third color to go with these two.  I tried yellows and purples, even a blue, never an orange – and decided to add in some Basic Black.  I think it really makes the layers pop with color this way.

So with the color palette decided, it was time to stamp.  Two butterfly images from Watercolor Wings were used to get the big butterfly.  I inked up the background one, stamped it first onto some scratch paper and then stamped on my Whisper White card stock.  Then I inked up the second butterfly image and stamped it full strength on top of the first image.

Now it was time to die cut.  I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits and again gave thanks for my Magnetic Platform.

For the rectangles of Mint Macaron, I wanted to add some color.  There is this awesome little polka dot/texture stamp in the Watercolor Wings set.  So I stamped that on either end in that Mint Macaron.  Both of those rectangles were layered onto Basic Black rectangles.

My Circle Collection Framelits got in on the action helping me create the Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black circles that my butterfly was going to sit on.

A couple of banners were added to the card, one at the top and one at the bottom.  In a perfect world, my Banner Triple Punch would have been used to do this.  It would have been faster.  But since I just ordered it, it isn’t in yet :).

And then it was time for more texture.

I have said it before and I will say it again – I am so in love with that Brick Wall embossing folder.  Like cray-cray in love with it.  OMGosh – where has it been all my life?

I used the Brick Wall embossing folder on a piece of the Tip Top Taupe and then the layering began.  All this stamped and dry embossed goodness was layered onto a Whisper White card base.

 

Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)

 

Time for the inside…

I went with simple.  The sentiment is stamped onto a Whisper White rectangle in Mint Macaron ink. And then some strips of card stock help to make that sentiment stand out some more.

After a debate that truly lasted longer than necessary, I decided to add a piece of Tip Top Taupe to the inside of the card to mimic the front.

And just like that, this card is done!

 

Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)

 

Below are all the supplies used to create this Watercolor Wings Handmade Card.

To order any of these supplies, click on the images below and add them to your bag.  Be sure to grab a copy of the Reward Tracker while you are at it and start earning free stamps!
Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much for joining me today where we are Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin’ Up!).  I can’t wait to see you in the next project!