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Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration is Almost Over

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Birthday, Cards | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration is Almost Over

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration is Almost Over

On March 31st, Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration will come to an end!  Which also means that the exclusive Sale-a-Bration items won’t be available.  You won’t be able to get them for free and you won’t be able to buy them, this time they won’t appear in the clearance rack — they are simply gone.

Also, many items are only available while supplies last – be sure to get them while you still can.

Here are the awesome Sale-a-Bration choices:

Today’s card features the Irresistibly Yours Paper – that is simply irresistible.  It is fun and versatile and awesome to have.

It starts with the Irresistibly Yours Paper, an ink pad and a sponge dauber.  You add ink to your dauber, then using a swirling motion, cover the paper.  You can go lighter – or you can go darker just by adding more ink.

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

Then after that was done, I took a paper towel to wipe off ink from the clear embossed flower.  Now this paper pack has several different patterns to it, not just the flowers.

Then it was time to die cut the butterfly.  So here is the skinny on the butterfly dies.  No, as of today, you still cannot order them.   They got stuck in the port issues on the West coast.  They will be available again, just not today.

After the butterfly was die cut, it was time to really take a look at my accessories.  These are what I went with:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

Simple and soft spring tones.  Wisteria Wonder seam binding and pearls.

Then it was time to stamp my sentiment, on the front and on the inside.  Here is the inside:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

The pearls were used to create the body of the butterfly:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

And then I used the 10 Second Bow Maker to create the cute double loop bow:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

And then this card was complete.  Let’s take a look:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

You really can’t see all the depth and texture in that photo, so here is another:

 

sale a bration, stampin up, irresistibly yours paper

 

This card did not take long to make, the sponge daubing goes really fast – making it a great springtime birthday card.

Want to make this card?  You can order the supplies here from my online store.  They are also listed below.

Here are the supplies used to create this card – I am adding in the butterfly bundle, but remember, it might not be available when you read this!

Product List

 

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Remember, Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration ends in less than a week – so be sure to get your free goodies now!

Stampin’ Up! Punches on Sale – And More!!!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up! Punches on Sale – And More!!!

Stampin’ Up! Punches on Sale – and More!!!

Two of my favorite punches from Stampin’ Up! are on sale this week – and much more!  These are only on sale for one week only!

Grab these items by simply clicking on the items below, adding them to your shopping bag, checking out and then having it shipped to your door.

Remember, these are only available for the great prices listed above for one week.  Grab your Stampin’ Up! punches while they are on sale!

Embossing Folder and Ribbon Sale with Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Embossing Folder and Ribbon Sale with Stampin’ Up!

Embossing Folder and Ribbon Sale with Stampin’ Up!

If you like embossing folders and/or ribbon, then you will want to check out the newest sale from Stampin’ Up!

There are three embossing folders on sale for less than $6 and ribbon starting at $5.21.

(Plus, there is a stamp set that coordinates with an embossing folder that is on sale!)

And yes – these sale items will count towards Sale-a-Bration items!!!

Me personally – I am all over that Very Vanilla satin ribbon.  That is a ribbon I will use year round – and I know I will use it for the holidays.

Check out all the Stampin Up sales that are only available for one week only:

To order any of these products, simply click the items and add them to your shopping bag.  Check out, and it ships right to your door!

 

 

Each week there are new items on sale – but the items are only on sale for just one week.  So if you like embossing folders and ribbon, be sure to grab them while Stampin’ Up has them on sale!

 

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin’ Up Stamps

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Cards, Thank You | 0 comments

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin’ Up Stamps

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin Up Stamps

Over the weekend I was out and about and saw something somewhere that just stuck in my mind – and today it lead to creating doodle flowers with Stampin Up stamps.

The funny thing is, I don’t remember exactly where it was or what is was, it just got me to thinking about trying something out when I got home.

It’s all about the doodle.

I am not a big doodler.  My sister is.  My sister can doodle and day dream all day long if you let her.  It’s a mindless doodle, she isn’t paying attention to the doodle, she gets truly lost in the doodle.

When I doodle, I have to concentrate and I often get frustrated when it doesn’t turn out perfect.  I always want a template or something to follow – which I have been told is the very opposite of what a doodle was intended to be.

Then when I saw whatever it was I saw, it got me to thinking about using a bold image stamp as my “template” and doodling within that.

I started by stamping my flower.  It is a flower from the Stampin Up set Crazy About You.  Then I punched it out.  (DON’T DO THAT!)

Then I grabbed an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie and started the doodle.

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin' Up Stamps

Instead of punching out your image right away, I highly recommend this order:

1.  stamping,

2.  doodling

3.  THEN punching. 

Works much better!

 

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin' Up Stamps

 

You can do this on any kind of card, you can do this with or without punches, on any color ink – just have some fun with it.  It’s a cool way of adding some fun into your stamping – as if stamping isn’t fun enough ;).

For the rest of the card, I used the new Sale-a-Bration set called For Being You.  It has the ‘Thanks’ and the ‘for all you do’ images in it.

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin' Up Stamps

And then I added a bow tied with the narrow black ribbon.  It is the same ribbon that I used to hide the seam between the Whisper White and Coastal Cabana card stock pieces.

 

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If you struggle at all with tying bows, then you should check out the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It is awesome – and I don’t say that just because my hubby makes them, they are awesome because hundreds of people have told me that after they have purchased one!

And there you have it – a cute and easy way of creating doodle flowers with Stampin’ Up stamps!

 

Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin' Up Stamps

 

Below are all the supplies used to create this card.  Remember that Sale-a-Bration ends in less than two weeks and ALL of the SAB items will retire.  They will not appear in future catalogs, they won’t be in the clearance rack, when March 31st ends, so does your opportunity to get these gems!

Quick Order Supply List and Links

 

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project that is all about Creating Doodle Flowers with Stampin’ Up Stamps.  I am off to create more fun projects with this technique for Stamping Family – hope to see you there!

 

 

Friday Flip: Making a Handmade Thank You Card

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Cards, Friday Flip, Thank You | 0 comments

Friday Flip:  Making a Handmade Thank You Card

Friday Flip:  Making a Handmade Thank You Card

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip where we will be making a handmade thank you card!

The Friday Flip is all about taking one project idea and FLIPPING it into another.  Sometimes it is to take projects I don’t love and try to improve upon them.  Other times it is because I love the project and want to use that idea over and over again.

So where did the Friday Flip name come from?  Well, it started with a popular TV show on HGTV called Flip or Flop.  You might have heard of it.  It is a couple that flips houses.  They look for homes that have good bones and improve upon them.  Then they bring in stagers to make the house look fab.

Why do I mention the stagers?  Because a childhood friend of mine owns a staging company that has staged many of the homes on Flip or Flop.  The owners name is Kevin, he proposed when we were in the 5th grade.  It was meant to be.  Ahhh, young love.  (I’m sure his boyfriend is thrilled that he proposed so many years ago!)

The concept is taking one thing, changing up some of the elements and FLIPPING it into another project.  I have been doing this as a paper crafter for years now, and have been teaching to others for just as long.

So let’s dive into today’s.  Here is our inspiration project:

 

Friday Flip Making a Handmade Thank You Card

 

We are going to keep a lot of the elements in the card. Let’s watch the Friday Flip video tutorial:

 

 

And here is our finished card:

 

Friday Flip Making a Handmade Thank You Card

 

Here are the supplies used in making this handmade thank you card Friday Flip:
Quick Order Product List

 

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip where we made this handmade thank you card.  Be sure to check in over the weekend for more paper crafting ideas!

Friday Flip – Card Making Video Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in All Occasion, Cards, Friday Flip | 0 comments

Friday Flip – Card Making Video Tutorial

Friday Flip – Card Making Video Tutorial

Welcome to this card making video tutorial known as the Friday Flip.

Today we are starting with a favorite birthday card idea that I made a little over a year ago.  I love this card, check it out:

 

Friday Flip - Card Making Video Tutorial

We are going to flip the stars into hearts and keep some of the elements of the card, but others are going to change.  You can see it all in this Friday Flip card making video tutorial:

 

This card uses very few supplies, all of them today are from Stampin’ Up!  All the products listed are linked to the online store.  To order any of these, click the links below and have them delivered to your door!

 

Quick Order Product Links

 

This is the final project, now that it has been flipped:

Friday Flip - Card Making Video Tutorial

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s card making video tutorial – be sure to check back next week to see another Friday Flip!

 

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Birthday, Cards | 0 comments

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

Today’s paper crafts idea is all about making a birthday card!  And making it with very few supplies.

It is a card you can make in minutes, it’s also one you can make a ton of and create a birthday stash.  You can easily change a few colors and make it more gender based or to personalize it with someone’s favorite colors.

Today’s card started with the stamping.  I started by stamping the balloon from the new Celebrate Today set from Stampin’ Up! in Bermuda Bay ink.  Then the polka dots from the same stamp set were stamped in Tuxedo Black.  The bow was also stamped in Tuxedo Black.

Then I went on a scavenger hunt.  I could not find the coordinating framelits for the Celebrate Today set ANYWHERE.  Matt came and helped me look.  Pixie, our cat, came and helped.  (Ok, she really didn’t, but she came in for moral support!)  We looked everywhere.  And 45 minutes later, where were they?  Oh yeah, hidden in plain sight.  UGH!

So after 45 minutes of hunting, I die cut the balloon and the ribbon in under a minute.  I LOVE coordinating punches and dies that go with stamp sets, especially when I can find them ;).

 

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

Then it was time for the dry embossing.  I chose the Decorative Dots embossing folder rather than a regular polka dot folder because of the pattern stamped on the balloons.  They aren’t perfect circles, so I didn’t want to use perfect circles on my embossed piece either.

Stamping the sentiment came next.  Mixing fonts is so hot and trendy right now, so I went with that, it was even easier to do that because these words are in the same Celebrate Today stamp set.  I also mixed up the colors.

 

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

The assembly took no time at all.  I also added in some white baker’s twine behind the balloon as I was layering and BAM – this card was done!

It took:

  • 1 Stamp Set
  • 1 Framelit Set
  • 1 Embossing Folder
  • 2 Ink Pads
  • 3 Card Stock colors
  • 1 Piece of Baker’s Twine

That is it!

Making a Birthday Card (Paper Crafts Idea)

Want to make this card?  Below are the supplies I used.  Simply click on the items and add them to your shopping bag.  Have them shipped to your front door!

And don’t forget, there are new Sale-a-Bration items that were just added yesterday.  Click here to see them.
Quick Order Links for the Supplies

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$99.95

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s paper crafts idea on making a birthday card.  Be sure to check back for more ideas!

Four New Sale-a-Bration Items Are Now Available!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

Four New Sale-a-Bration Items Are Now Available!

Four New Sale-a-Bration Items Are Now Available!

Starting today, there are four new options when it comes to grabbing Sale-a-Bration items from Stampin’ Up!  Remember, through the end of this month, March 2015, you can pick a free item with every $50 in merchandise you order!

To place your order, click here!

Check out these new sale-a-bration items:

For Being You Stamp Set  Wood:  139117, Clear:  139120

Four New Sale-a-Bration Items Are Now Available!

In Color Accessory Pack 138637

Four New Sale-a-Bration Items Are Now Available!

Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set:  Wood:  139097, Clear:  139100

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 10.19.00 AMSheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack:  138639

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These are a fun new addition to the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration items!  Remember, you can’t buy these items, these you can only get for free during Sale-a-Bration!

 

Save on Stampin’ Up! Items This Week

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Save on Stampin’ Up! Items This Week

Save on Stampin’ Up! Items This Week

For one week only, these Stampin’ Up! Items are on sale, save $ on them while you can!

Remember that the purchase of these items can count towards Sale-a-Bration!  Save on Stampin’ Up! Items this week, when next Monday night hits, these sales are over!

Paper Craft Idea: Making a Handmade Birthday Card

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Birthday, Cards | 2 comments

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

Welcome to this paper craft idea that is all about making a handmade birthday card.

It’s Monday, and that means polka dots!  I love them, I can’t get enough of them, and it worked perfect for my card today to have them!

But today, I used polka dot paper instead of white card stock to hold my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment right onto that polka dot paper using the Big Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

 

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

 

Then it was time to stamp the cake.  This cake is a cute cake with that fun circle trim on the icing.  It was colored using my Blendabilities.  And I didn’t focus on blending today.  I used just one shade of each color so that I did not have marker lines.

 

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

The Sweet Taffy paper from Stampin’ Up! provided the stripes and the polka dots.

Years ago I said goodbye to buying individual sheets of patterned paper.  I like to use patterns together, and trying to match them up while standing in the aisle of a florescent lighted craft store is like trying to nail jello to the wall.  No. Thank. You.

From start to finish, this card took me less than 15 minutes.  From idea to pulling supplies, from stamping to coloring, from punching to adhering, it was done!  Much less time that going to buy one.  (Notice I did not say cheaper!)

But if considering costs, remember that the Big Day stamp set is part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion with Stampin’ Up!  Which means with every $50 in merchandise you order, you can pick out a free stamp set or other accessory to go with it!

And this Big Day one is my fave!  Check it out:

 

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

 

Put all of these components together and look at what you have:

 

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

Ok, so the only part we haven’t talked about is the inside of the card.  I went simple.  Crazy simple would be leaving it completely blank.  Mildly simple would be just adding card stock.  Simple is adding a stamp and a strip of the same patterned paper that was still sitting out on my counter top.

Paper Craft Idea:  Making a Handmade Birthday Card

Below is a list of supplies used to create this handmade birthday card.

Quick Order Links

 

There you have it!  That is all there is to making this handmade birthday card for today’s paper craft idea.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see some fun products that will be on sale!