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Stampin’ Up! Sales and Sale-a-Bration Ending!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up! Sales and Sale-a-Bration Ending!

Stampin’ Up! Sales and Sale-a-Bration Ending!

Stampin’ Up! Sales and Sale-a-Bration!  Like dies and embossing folders?  Then this week’s deals are awesome for ya!  And today is the day that you can double dip.  You can cash in on some deals AND get Sale-a-Bration items along the way.

Sale items and Clearance items WILL count towards Sale-a-Bration goodies.  Remember, after today, Sale-a-Bration is overStampin’ Up said that you will not see this year’s SAB items will not appear in the clearance rack as some items did last year.

To place your order, click here.  I greatly thank you for your orders.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! items that are on sale for one week only:

 

Click here to see the SAB catalog.

 

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Thanks so much for your orders and if you have any questions, ask quickly, I won’t be awake at 11:59pm!  Sale-a-Bration ends today and the Stampin’ Up! sale starts today!

 

Making a Birthday Card with Big Day from Stampin Up!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Birthday, Cards | 0 comments

Making a Birthday Card with Big Day from Stampin Up!

Making a Birthday Card with Big Day from Stampin Up!

I personally love the Big Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up – especially when it comes to making birthday cards.  It is mainly a birthday set, but it doesn’t have to just be that.

The Big Day stamp set is the first one from the Sale-a-Bration catalog that I ordered, it is my favorite.  And you only have about 36 hours left to get it.

Stampin’ Up!‘s Sale-a-Bration ends tomorrow evening – March 31, 2015.  There is no grace period, no items going on clearance afterwards, they will simply retire and be gone.

If there items that you want, don’t wait and try to order tomorrow.  Tomorrow could be crazy land for the website as most will wait to place their orders.  My advice, click here and take care of it today!

Let’s check out this Big Day Stamp Set:

I can see it being used for:

  • Graduation
  • Retirement
  • Promotions
  • Oh yeah – and Birthday!

Lots of possibilities!

Today’s card uses one of my favorite elements, POLKA DOTS!

I incorporated those by using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

I was a little unsure of the color combination with this stamp set only because I wasn’t sure which direction I should go with ink.  I could stamp everything in the different colors or go with the black.  I started with black and liked it.  We will talk about the color combination more in just a bit…

You could also color in the open letters.  The only reason I didn’t is because I don’t have a way to balance that in the lower right hand corner of the card.  And because I need this to go in the mail today:).

So I went simple and easy.  Simple measurements, simple supplies.  One stamp set, one ink pad.  Three colors + a neutral.  One embossing folder.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Let’s check it out, and then we will talk about the color combination…

Here is the front of the card:

 

Making a Birthday Card with Big Day from Stampin Up

Here is the inside.  Since I didn’t color it in, I still wanted to add a pop of color to the inside of the card.  I cut a narrow strip of the Hello Honey card stock and tada- instant color added.

 

Making a Birthday Card with Big Day from Stampin Up

 

There are several thing you can do to dress this up, but like I said earlier, this was all about simple.

Let’s chat about that color combination…

So where did the color combination come from?  It is this weeks new Color Inspiration from Stamping Family!  Each week there is a new inspiration for members, and this is it for this week.  These color combos save my fanny so often.  And I find that what the others members create using them inspires me even more!

If you are not a member of Stamping Family, here is what you are missing out on:

1.  You get all the member video tutorials (there are almost 200 in there RIGHT NOW!)

2.  All of the Color Inspirations

3.  Our Weekly Sketch Inspirations

4.  Our Mystery Basket Inspirations

5.  My online classes that sell independently for $27

6.  Your own image gallery so that others can ooh and ahh over your creations

7.  An amazing family of other paper crafters

8.  And much, much more!

I keep this site extremely affordable at only $9.95/month.  Click here and learn more about it!

Here are the supplies I used to create today’s project:
Product List

Big Shot

$99.95

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project idea that uses the Big Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to make this handmade birthday card.  Remember, the clock is ticking on this Sale-a-Bration item as well as all the other items!  Don’t miss out on getting your must haves!!

 

 

Friday Flip: Graduation Card Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Cards, Graduation | 0 comments

Friday Flip:  Graduation Card Tutorial

Friday Flip:  Graduation Card Tutorial

In today’s tutorial, it is all about making a handmade graduation card – and it is the newest Friday Flip in the series.

We will start with our inspiration card, and in the video, I share why I don’t love the card just the way it is…

Here is what is referred to as the Moose Card:

 

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Ummm…. yeah….

BUT, the big part of this card is the layout, to me it is fabulous.  To me it screams “Graduation Card!!!”  (Can you hear it, or is it just me?)

We are going to keep a lot of the same elements, but we are going to turn it into a fun graduation card meant to hold a gift card, check or cash.  A fun way of taking an impersonal gift and spiffing it up a bit.

Wow, I just said spiffing….  I don’t think I have used that word since the 80′s.

All the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post if you want to make the flipped project.

When you use my links, it goes through my online store, and I get credit for the sales and I love you more than I already do!

So what elements will stay and which will go in this week’s Friday Flip?  Watch and see!

 

 

Here is final front of the graduation card:

 

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Here is the inside of this graduation card:

 

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Supplies used to create this card are listed below.  To order anything, simply click on the items and add them to your shopping bag.  Then check out and wait for your shipment.

Quick Order Product Links:

 

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip, where we turned a Moose card into a graduation card in this tutorial!

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

Big Shot

$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!