Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Petite Cards 1

Hi Stampers!

I have been very busy prepping all of the supplies for this weekend's Stamp a Stack.  I love Stamp a Stacks, and I know my customers do too.  You may not know what a Stamp a Stack is.  A Stamp A Stack, or SAS, is an afternoon where you pay a set fee and get to make a stack of cards.  I normally do 5 different designs and you get to make 2 of each design.  This will vary on the type of class and the level of detail on the cards.  For example, I do a 20 card SAS for Christmas because that is when we need lots of cards!  If I am doing cards that are very technique heavy or use lots of supplies, you may only have 4 designs.  Each SAS is different but I base them on themes....birthdays, holidays, all occasion, or in the case of this week: Brides and Babies.  Stamp a Stacks are good for stampers with some experience as you work independently at your own pace.  If you have taken 1-2 of my card making classes, you will be fine at a SAS!

Now on to today's cards.  I was playing around with the new Petite Curly Label punch and started making a cute little 3"x3" notecard set.  I really love this punch and the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.  I think the color comination is so fantastic!  Today I have two of the note cards and on Friday I will post the last two.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street (SAB)
Stamps: Pretty Petites (SAB)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit
Punches: Petite Curly Lable (SAB), Curly Label
Other: Basic Rhinestones

Reminder: March is just around the corner and that means that a brand new Best of Stamp set will be released.  Stay tuned!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Brides and Babies Stamp A Stack Sneak Peeks

Hi Stampers!

Hope you had a great weekend.  Did you watch the Oscars?  I love to see what everyone is wearing!

Today I have two sneak peeks at my upcoming Stamp a Stack this Sunday.  It's a Brides and Babies Stamp a Stack, so lots of wedding and shower cards are on the way!

Here are two peeks at some cards we are going to be making.  I can't wait!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hearts A Flutter Class Day 2

Hi Stampers!

Happy Friday!  Do we all have big plans for the weekend?  Do they include stamping?  I sure hope so!

Today I have the final two cards from my Hearts A Flutter Class.  This is the last day of Valentine's projects, I promise!
For this first card, I got the general idea from the Create with Connie and Mary blog but changed it up a little bit to make it my own!

We did have one little snafu at the class.  When trying to adhere paper to the glitter side of the Glimmer paper, regular SNAIL adhesive will not work.  I pulled out my trusty bottle of Tombow glue and that worked like a charm.  We had to wait a few minutes for the glue to dry, but it was worth the wait!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper: 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Primrose Petals
Big Shot: Hearts A Flutter Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Small Heart
Embellishments: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals
Finally, the last card to show you from this class is a card that was featured in the January issue of Stampin' Success.  This is a magazine that is exclusive for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  It's just one of the amazing benefits of being a demo!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Pool Party Coredinations
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Big Shot: Hearts A Flutter Collection Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits
Punches: 1/16" circle
Embellishments: 1/4" Pool Party satin ribbon (SAB), Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Sanding Block

I hope you have enjoyed all of my Valentine creations.  To spread the love all year long, make sure you check out the Best of Love stamp set!  It's only $14.95 and it is super cute!!!  Click on the Best of 25 Years tab above for more information.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hearts A Flutter Class Day 1

Hi Stampers!

Today I'm showing you two of the cards that we made in my recent Hearts A Flutter class.  This first card is based on one that I saw originally made by Jill Olsen, but I changed it up to make it a bit more me!  It was fun to make a card with a different type of fold. 

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper: More Amore
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Ciao Baby
Ink: Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Big Shot: Hearts a Flutter Collection Framelits
Other: Small Heart Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB)

This is the second card for today.  I saw a variation of this card on the Artfelt Impressions blog, but I really  wanted to change it up and make it a bit more masculine.  It's the same basic layout, but I changed up the paper/color choice and embellished the sentiment more.

Card interior and envelope:

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Midnight Muse
Designer Series Paper: Comfort Cafe
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, P.S. I Love You (Really hoping this one gets carried over to the Annual Catalog!)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Basic Gray
Punches: Postage Stamp, Modern Label, Word Window
Other: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Gray

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hubby's Valentine and Customer Spotlight Creations

Hi Stampers!

I'm back with one final week of Valentine's projects and then we move on to Spring cards!  Today I have for you my Valentine that I made for my husband.  He really, really loves to the silver buttons.  I need to put another pack on these on my next order.  :-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: More Amore
Stamps: Oh, Whale!
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals
Big Shot: Happy Whale Clearlits Die
Other: Stampamajig, Silver Basics Designer Buttons

Now for a new segment I plan on featuring on my blog - a Customer Spotlight Creations segment!  I always get really beautiful cards from my customers and I want to show them off!

First up is a card by my customer, Melissa D.  I love the way she made the hearts into balloons.  Very clever!

Next up is one from Sally P.  Great use of the Artisan Embellishments kit!  Check out that awesome pleated ribbon on the Clearance Rack!

Thanks for the cards ladies!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hearts a Flutter Valentine

Hi Stampers!

I hope you all have a very nice Valentine's Day yesterday.  I did!  We went for some delicious Thai food at our favorite restaurant and the celebrating continues on Saturday when we go to the Maroon 5 concert at Madison Square Garden.  So excited!

Now on to today's card....

It's a simple layout, but it's very good for a mailable card.  The only problem I am having is trying to get the shimmer paint that I added to the card to show up in photos.  If you cannot see, just know that I mixed Champagne shimmer paint with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer and lightly sprayed the Crumb Cake piece (after the dry embossing).  It has a lovely, sparkly sheen.  Too bad it cannot be seen here! :-(

Here's the interior.  I love all of the different hearts that are available in this stamp set.  I really love layering them like this.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, That's the Ticket, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party
Punches: Ticket Duo
Big Shot: Hearts A Flutter Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders

Don't let the love stop just because Valentine's Day is over!  Check out the "love"ly February promotions from Stampin' Up!.  Click on the Best of 25 Years tab above for info about the Best of Love stamp set. (You really need the cocktail olive stamp!)  Click on the Promotions tab for information regarding the Sent with Love products....great for love cards or anything dealing with travel!  I am in LOVE with the Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hershey Kiss Heart

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a really cute little Valentine's gift that is super easy to make.  I originally found this idea on the Qbee's Quest blog and then my upline gave a demonstration on how to make these.  They are really  easy and you can make a bunch of them out of just one sheet of 12x12 cardstock.

I then wrapped each heart up in a cello bag and made a cute little tag for it.  Tie is up with some seam binding and you are done!

These would also make wonderful favors for bridal showers.  Use a cardstock color that coordinates with the wedding theme and then design and print out cute little tags using the MDS2 software!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Valentine Heart, My Little Valentine
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette
Other: Hearts Collection Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Rose Red Seam Binding

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fab Friday 11

Hi Stampers!

Yesterday I held my annual Valentine's Class featuring the Hearts A Flutter Stamp set.  The projects from that class will be posted beginning next Monday.  Today I have a Valentine that I made for the Fab Friday Challenge Blog.  This is the sketch that was posted to inspire us.

And here is my take on the sketch.

Stampin' Supplies:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Seasonal Sayings
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Versamark
Other: Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Artisan Embellishments Kit

Don't forget to click on the Promotions tab above to see the new Sent with Love bundle!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Hello Week 3

Hi Stampers!
I'm back with my final project for the Happy Hello kit.  Today I have an awesome little gift item or favor to show you.  It's almost unbelievable how easy it is to make, and it's so cute.  It's a great little party favor and with the adhesive embellishments, decorating it is a snap!

I filled the bag with Hershey Kisses and tied is off with some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding. 

Remember, this kit is only available during Sale-A-Bration and it's FREE with a $50 qualifying purchase!  Contact me today to find out how you can get this kit for free!

The Happy Hello Kit includes the following:

4 cards w/ "hello!" sentiment
4 cards w/o sentiment
8 coordinating envelopes
Two sheets of adhesive embellishments
Basic Gray Bakers Twine
Basic Rhinestones
Want to see my other projects made with this kit?  Click below:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Hello Week 2

Hi Stampers!

I'm back with my second post featuring the Happy Hello Sale-A-Bration kit.  Today I'm showing you how you can use the cards to make fun 3D projects.  With just a few extras, you can really bump up the level of awesome on these projects!

The Happy Hello kit is one of the exclusive SAB offerings and will only be available until March 22nd.  Best of all, it is free with a $50 purchase!

The Happy Hello Kit includes the following:

4 cards w/ "hello!" sentiment
4 cards w/o sentiment
8 coordinating envelopes
Two sheets of adhesive embellishments
Basic Gray Bakers Twine
Basic Rhinestones
For today's project I also used the following:
Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Ornament Punch
1/16" Circle Punch
Simply Scored Tool
I used four ornament shapes to make a larger flower, then used the flower embellishment that comes with the kit as the center.

To make this little holder, I scored the card an inch on either side of the pre-scored line.  I also used a piece of cardboard (like what comes in the Specialty Designer Series Paper packaging or kits) as a support on the bottom.  Then I decorated and added some small punched holes at the top.  I bagged up a chocolate covered pretzel, wrapped the holder around the bag, and tied the baker's twine through.  Quick and easy!

Click here if you missed Monday's post, and stay tuned for a final project on Friday!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Hello Week 1

Hi Stampers!

This week I am kicking off a series of blog posts showing off some projects I made using the Happy Hello Simply Sent kit.  This kit is one of the Sale-A-Bration options for this year.  That means that you can get this kit for free with a $50 pre-tax and shipping purchase!  The Stampin' Up! kits are so great.  They come with everything you need to quickly makes some really beautiful and unique cards!  This week I'm going to show you some cards that I made, as well as some other projects you can make using this kit. 

The Happy Hello Kit includes the following:

4 cards w/ "hello!" sentiment
4 cards w/o sentiment
8 coordinating envelopes
Two sheets of adhesive embellishments
Basic Gray Bakers Twine
Basic Rhinestones

Here are some cards I made using this kit!

Stay tuned for a post on Wednesday featuring a 3D item you can make with this card set!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thanks a Ton!

Hi Stampers!

It's Friday! Are you ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  I can't wait to start working on samples for my Hearts A Flutter class as well as the Superbowl!

Today I have another Sale-A-Bration card for you.  Don't you love this little elephant?  I think he's adorable!

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street
Stamps: Patterned Occasions
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Big Shot: Window Frame Framelits
Other: Basic Pearls

Remember, you can get the Patterned Occasions stamp set for free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).  Click on my shop to get yours today!