Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Swirly Bird Card Tutorial

Check out this new card tutorial video featuring the wonderful Shannon West, from the Stampin' Up! home office!  She's showing you how easy it is to create an adorable birthday card using the Swirly Bird stamp set.

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Hostess Code for August 1-31, 2016 - T3NM9T47

If you place an order with me during the month of August, use the code T3NM9T47, and I will send you a free gift! If you place an order over $150, do not use the code - you qualify for Stampin' Rewards and you will still get the free gift from me! The hostess code will close out on August 31st, 2016.  Free gifts will be sent out during the first 2 weeks of September, 2016.

For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
Offer Details: Use the promo code “BOGO” at, and you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:
·    IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void..
·    After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
·    This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
·    Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
·    Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eat Cake!

Hi Stampers!

Today I'm sharing the birthday card that I made for my momma!   At the beginning of the month I went to the Stampin' Up! catalog premier.  It was a fun night, and I received a new stamp set for attending.  I couldn't resist using it to create a fun birthday card.

Isn't the tag really cute?  I also added on some hardwear to draw attention to the most important part of the card - the slice of cake!  Yum!  I stamped the cake on a separate sheet of cardstock, colored it with markers, and then fussy cut it out.  The slice is popped up on a dimensional to give more of a 3D look to the tag.  I paired it up with some fun and festive patterned paper designed by Kelly Purkey.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A birthday wish...

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card that I made a while back but I still wanted to share it with you!  It's a fun (and easy) card that I made with the Birthday Cake a la carte stamp (retired). I adore this color combo.  I think it would also look fabulous in a combo of Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss in case you want to CASE this card but switch it up a bit! I am in love with the chevrons on this stamp and how they coordinate with the chevron paper that is in the Brights paper stack!  Gah, it makes me giddy when everything matches so nicely!  Love that about Stampin' Up!  

See those rhinestones on the cake?  To keep them straight, I used the rhinestone strip that comes in the Basic Jewels Rhineston pack and just cut it down to the size that I needed.  Who has the time to perfectly line up all of those rhinestones?  No one!  I love that the work was already done for me.  


Every stamper has made tons of birthday cards.  Do you have one that you made and really love?  Let me know in the comments!

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August's Class on the Go - Work of Art

The Work of Art stamp set (see page 165 of the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog) combines many different graphic elements to create your own works of art.  With this kit you will see just how versatile this set can be!  In this Class on the Go kit, you will be creating 4 cards (pictured below).  I will show you how to create cards featuring the basic images in the set, as well as showing you some "outside of the box" ideas.  I love finding new, and unique, ways to use my stamp sets! 

Inline image 1
Inks used:Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Jet Black Staz On

Kit includes:
Work of Art Stamp Set (please specify clear or wood mount)
All supplies needed to create the four cards shown plus envelopes
A PDF Instruction Sheet emailed to you with detailed step by step instructions, measurements, and even access to my first ever stamping video!

Ordering Options:
Class on the Go Kit with Wood Mount Stamps: $45
Class on the Go Kit with Clear Mount Stamps: $35
Class add on: Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue Pen $9.45
Shipping: $5.60 for Priority Mail
Pre-paid Registration is Due by 5:00PM Friday August 22nd
Contact me by email to register with your name, address, phone number and what class options you would like.  I will respond with a total.  Local customers may pay by cash or check.  If you are not local, I will send you a Paypal Invoice which you can use to pay with your credit or debit card.

Kits will be ready for pick up/ shipped by Friday, September 5th.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 140

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card to share with you for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog.  The first time I saw this sketch my brain immediately thought of washi tape!  You all know how much I love washi tape - and now that SU is selling washi tape in some awesome three packs, I'm super happy!  I went with a fun, primary color  color scheme for today's card.

Here is the sketch that we were given for this week's challenge.  Isn't it fun?

Here's the card I created based on this sketch.  I love a clean and simple style.  Washi tape is great for adding in some quick and easy embellishing that doesn't add a lot of bulk to you card.  A great way to make mailable cards.

I love washi tape so much, I put it everywhere!  It's awesome for decorating the interiors of cards as well as the envelopes.  Everything is so easily coordinated! 

I used the Big Wish stamp set that was from the Occasions 2014 catalog.  Sadly, this stamp set is no long available to order, but the digital stamp brush set is still available for My Digital Studio users and this card can easily be made into a hybrid card!

Here's the link if you would also like to play along on this sketch challenge!

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 125

Hi Stampers! 

Today I have a card for this weeks challenge over on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

Here's this week's sketch.  It is pretty basic so I had to think outside of the box to decide on how I was going to embellish on it.

First I decided on which Designer Series Paper I wanted to use, and from that I chose my color combo. I went with something bright and cheery - the Quatrefancy DSP!

I thought that a little bit of Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo would be nice on a day we are expecting more STUPID SNOW!

To make the flower, I stamped the image from the Simple Stems stamp set three times - once in Island Indigo, once in Melon Mambo, and one final time in Daffodil Delight.  Then I cut out the different layers of flowers.  I used my two-way glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds around each flower edge for extra sparkle.  I layered them with Dimensionals and added a Basic Rhinestone to the center.  The final step was to stamp the sentiment from the Gifts of Kindness stamp set in Melon Mambo.

Stampin' Supplies:
Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy

Monday, September 30, 2013

Chalk Talk Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card that I made using the Chalk Talk stamp set.  This set is a lot of fun to stamp with because all of the images look like they were drawn with chalk on a black board.  For this card I went with a color combo featuring lots of neutrals with Pool Party.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Pool Party Coredinations
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Paper Stack
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Jet Black Staz On
Big Shot: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Circles Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framlits
Other: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta  Ribbon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cycle Celebration!

Hi Stampers!

Have you seen the Cycle Celebration stamp set in the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog?  I love this set.  It was on my first order from that catalog.  Here is a masculine birthday card that I created using that stamp set and the Birthday Basics  Designer Series Paper.  I love that the DSP coordinates with the stamp set.  It makes creating beautiful cards super easy!  You may notice that the sentiment in the stamp set is much longer than just Happy Birthday.  Using your Stampin' Write markers allows you to ink up the entire stamp, or just the parts that you want for your project.  

I used the pewter embossing powder for the bicycle.  It's my favorite embossing powder out of all the colors Stampin' Up! carries.  It's super versatile!  I then added two Bermuda Bay candy dots to the centers of the wheels to give some added diminution.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card stock: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Stamps: Cycle Celebration
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Versamark
Other: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Sponge Dauber, Pewter Embossing Powder, Brights Candy Dots, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Friday, May 3, 2013

One Final Potential Swap

Hi Stampers!

I'm almost home!  Can't wait to tell everyone all about my trip!  :-)

I still have one final potential swap card to share with you.  This one was a little more involved, and with my limited free time, that's the reason I didn't reproduce it!  It's still super cute, and you wouldn't believe how easy it is to make such a fancy shaped card!

If you want to make a card shaped like one of your framelits, it's really easy.  Cut a half sheet of card stock, as if you were making a regular old A2 size card,  score it down the middle, and fold it over.  Then line up your framelit over the folded card.  Make sure that the crease is just within the cutting area of the framelit.  Cut the card on the Big Shot as you normally would.  The frame lit will cut through two layers.

You can see that there is a very small amount of the crease that is not cut off.  I hope you get a chance to try this out.  I would LOVE to see what you have made!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Floral District
Stamps: Best of Birthdays
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Markers, Illuminate Stamp Pad
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits
Other: Sponge Daubers

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Fabulous Florets - Potential Swap

Hi Stampers!

Whenever I get ready to go an event like a Regional, I sit down at my craft table and create a bunch of potential swaps.  Sometimes I reproduce them all, sometimes I just choose one.  For the Baltimore regional that I attended a couple of weeks ago, I had designed 4 potential swaps, but I only had the time to mass produce one of them.  To see which swap made the final cut, click HERE.

This was one of my potential swaps using my favorite flower set - Fabulous Florets!

It's a very simple design but has a lot of collage stamping!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Brights Collection DSP Stack
Stamps: Made for You, Fabulous Florets
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
Punches: Curly Label
Other: Sponge Dauber

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Another Round Array

Hi Stampers!

While I'm off filling my face with delicious gelato, I'm leaving you a little bit of stamping goodness to enjoy.  This is another card featuring the A Round Array stamp set.  I love this image from the set which reminds me of both a doily and a snowflake....hmmmm... keep that in mind for the winter season cards!

I'm going to miss the More Amore Designer Series Paper.  Don't forget the Spring Catalog Sales Period ends on May 31st, so if you have had your eye on a product in the catalog don't wait too long to order it!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: More Amore
Stamps: A Round Array, Made For You
Ink: Primrose Petals, Jet Black StazOn
Punches: 1" Square, Postage Stamp

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You can purchase this stamp set in a bundle with the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch at a discount.  It is the Spring Surprise Bundle: Item #133899 $23.95