Monday, July 6, 2015

Guest stampers show us butterflies two ways!

I have two special guest stampers today, both with beautiful butterfly cards.  Both used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and one used the new Bold Butterfly Framelits which coordinate.  The first card is from Crew Stamper Brenda Fasulo.  She has a fun butterfly card using a few different techniques.  The butterfly is cut from the card front and heat embossed several times using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, then placed back into the card front.  The front is then layered on a piece of Watercolor Paper which Brenda had painted with a blend of inks to create a soft background for the butterfly.  She stamped the words from the Trust God stamp set with Memento ink.  The flowers are from the World of Dreams stamp set and she used the marker on stamp technique.  Great job Brenda!


Here's a closer look at that embossed butterfly.  Gorgeous!
The second card is from Crew Stamper Sharon Milburn.  Sharon used the same butterfly die, but also used the new Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut another one from Vellum card stock, then sponged it with Delightful Dijon ink.  Sharon also used our new English Garden DSP and some Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon.  Beautiful job Sharon!

Don't you love that designer series paper?  The ribbon also adds a nice touch.  
Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! 
   
Butterflies Thinlits Dies137360
Price$25.00
Cut bunches of butterflies in record time with these dies and the Big Shot. Create butterflies in record time with these dies and the Big Shot. The small butterfly has an open design that allows you to place it where you want for precise cutting. The two larger butterflies are delicately detailed and include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

* 3 dies
* Largest image: 4-3/8" x 3-1/2"
* Use with Big Shot

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! 
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies138135
Price$17.00
Create butterflies in record time with these dies and the Big Shot. The large butterfly has an open design that allows you to place it where you want for precise cutting. The smaller butterfly is delicately detailed and includes ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

* 2 dies
* Large butterfly, 3-1/8" x 2-1/8"; small butterfly, 2" x 1-3/8"
* Use with Big Shot
English Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! 
    
English Garden Designer Series Paper138440
Price$11.00
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thank you and some stacked goodness!



I hope everyone had a happy Independence Day, and are having a well deserved day of rest before your week begins.  June 30th marks the end of the Stampin'Up! year and we'll be having a transition period before our new fiscal year starts on October 1st to incorporate the rest of the countries now a part of our company.  I set business goals for myself each year and really try to work on those throughout the year.  I wanted to thank all of my customers, downline members, friends and family for helping me to attain most of those goals this year.  Nope, I didn't win the Mediterranean cruise, but I was fortunate enough to earn the last weekend getaway event that Stampin'Up! will be offering. So, in September, John and I will be flying out for a long weekend in New Port Beach, CA - woohoo! That means a trip to see our oldest daughter Kim and John's  brother Chris.  I can't wait!!!  Thank you so much for all your help in getting us there. I'm also hoping to reach a big career milestone in sales by the end of July, so we'll be having some fun workshops and a paper purse class this month.  I hope to see you all at one of the events on my calendar!

My project today is a fun stair step card using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Tree Builder Punch.  I used our new Delight Dijon card stock and Envelope Paper as well.

I used Chocolate Chip ink to stamp everything and the ice cream colors are Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron & So Saffron. I colored the cone with the Dijon marker and added a Red Glimmer cherry on top.  

Here's a side view to show you the fun stair step fold.  I'm hoping to start working on some videos soon and will add this to my list.  
Supplies used:
Sprinkles of Life stamp set
Tree Builder Punch, Paper Trimmer
Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip card stock, In Color Envelope Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
White Baker's Twine and Chocolate Chip ink

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up! 
  
Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set139971
Price$21.00
Sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you'll want to share with everyone.

Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we've contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Tree Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
    
Tree Builder Punch138295
Price$18.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

The Tree Builder Punch has multiple shapes so you can layer them to create a tree, or you can use the shapes separately to create clouds, flowers, and more.

* Punch size: 5" x 3"
* Tree top approximate size: 1-7/8" x 1-1/8"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up! 
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper138312
Price$6.00
Skip plain and boring and make your own pretty patterned envelopes. This thin, text-weight paper makes perfect envelopes: it's stronger than regular paper and less bulky than cardstock. Your envelopes will be slim, trim, and gorgeous.

* 20 sheets
* 2 each of 2 designs in 5 colors: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
* 12" x 12" sheets

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Shaking it up and Friendly Wishes!

Happy 4th of July everyone!  I hope you have a safe and fun celebration!!!  I have a couple more projects to share today.  The first one is a fun shaker card we made at our Sprinkles of Life class.  I used Cucumber Crush & Tangerine Tango card stock with a little Whisper White for the background.  I used the Tree Builder Punch for the top of the cupcake.

This is the first card I envisioned when I saw the stamp set.  How could you not have a shaker card filled with sprinkles?  The bottom of the cupcake is stamped on DSP from the Cherry on Top stack.  I used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on the card base for a little added texture.  
The second project is from Crew Stamper JoAnn Graham.  She used the Friendly Wishes stamp set and the Cherry on Top DSP stack as well.

Isn't this adorable?  The card fits right in the little envelope.  

Here's a close up of the pocket.  She used the Tree punch to cut the banners and the hearts are from the Owl Builder Punch.  I love how she sewed the banners on the pocket.  The little rhinestone adds just a touch of bling.  

Here's a close up of the card.  She used the Watermelon ink to stamp  the words and colored in part of them.  She punched hearts out of a strip of card stock, then trimmed out the negative image for the card.  LOVE IT!!
Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up! 
  
Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set139971
Price$21.00
Sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you'll want to share with everyone.

Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we've contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Friendly Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Friendly Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set139579
Price$19.00
Say what you want to say in the most creative way. This is an all-occasion set you'll reach for again and again.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 10 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d

Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! 

Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack138443
Price$8.00
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. Smaller size works beautifully on card fronts.

* 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
* 6" x 6"
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Owl Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Owl Builder Punch118074
Price$18.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

Build an owl in a few easy steps. Or use the pieces individually to make your own creations.

* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Tree Punch by Stampin' Up! 
    
Tree Punch135859
Price$18.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

It's a tree. It's an arrow. It can also be a triangle. Use it for a variety of uses.

* Punched image size: 1-1/2" x 2-3/8"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Tree Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Tree Builder Punch138295
Price$18.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

The Tree Builder Punch has multiple shapes so you can layer them to create a tree, or you can use the shapes separately to create clouds, flowers, and more.

* Punch size: 5" x 3"
* Tree top approximate size: 1-7/8" x 1-1/8"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Friday, July 3, 2015

Butterfly Basics!

I hope everyone is about to enjoy their holiday weekend. We've had a nice relaxing week here.  Two movies and some games.  Looking forward to this weekend.

I have 2 cards to share with you today using the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  The first one is a card we made in our single layer card class a while back.  We used Naturals Ivory card stock which is now retired, but Very Vanilla would work perfectly.  The ink colors are Crumb Cake and Black StazOn.

The butterfly was stamped on Crumb Cake card stock and cut out with the Butterflies Thinlits die.  A little Linen Thread adds the final touch.  
The second card is from Crew Stamper Janet Hathcoat.  Janet used some of our new In Colors for her card (Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon).  The card base is Tip Top Taupe.

Janet also used some Linen Thread and her verse was cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits.
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
    
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle138865
Price$41.50
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set
What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want--let your creativity run free.

* Quantity: 11 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, e, i

Butterflies Thinlits Dies
Cut bunches of butterflies in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

* 3 dies
* Largest image: 4-3/8" x 3-1/2"
* Use with Big Shot
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! 
  
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies129983
Price$25.00
Create die-cut accents and shapes in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits' open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 7 dies
* Largest image: 2-3/16" x 3-1/2".
* Use with Big Shot

Linen Thread by Stampin' Up! 
Linen Thread104199
Price$4.50
Add a natural touch to your projects. Fine enough for needles and our buttons.

* 15 yards
* 100% linen


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bohemian Guest Stampers!

I have a couple projects to share with you today from some of our great Crew Stampers.  The first one is from Reta Daugherty and features our Bohemian Designer Series Paper.  She used the Sprinkles of Life and Sassy Salutations stamp sets to make this adorable get well card.

Supplies used:  Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo & Whisper White card stock, Decorative Dots EF, 2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dijon, Blackberry & Indigo Markers.
The second project today is from Crew Stamper Mary Harvey.  Mary made this fun pocket card & holder using the Bohemian DSP & the Pictogram Punches stamp set.  The pocket was made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit die.
The Blackberry Bliss punched heart & sequin add just the right touch to the pocket.  

Supplies used for the card:  Very Vanilla CS, Delightful Dijon Lace Trim, sequins, Bohemian DSP, staple, Blackberry & Island Indigo ink, Pictogram Punches Bundle

What a beautiful combination!  
Bohemian Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! 
    
Bohemian Designer Series Paper138446
Price$11.00
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12"
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Pictogram Punches Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
    
Pictogram Punches Clear-Mount Bundle140532
Price$28.75
Bundle and save! Buy these three coordinating products and save 15%.

Pictogram Punches Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Cuteness factor: check. Usability: check. Coordinating punches: check. The Pictogram Punches set is all of these things and more.

* Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
What's cuter than an itty bitty punched image? Three itty bitty punched images! Cut out tiny flowers, stars, and hearts with one punch.

* Punch size: 1-1/8" x 2-3/8"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
Price$18.00
You can say the nicest things in the sassiest way. This font and the greetings go hand in hand with fun cards.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 6 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, h
Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up! 
  
Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set139971
Price$21.00
Sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you'll want to share with everyone.

Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we've contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Every cloud has a silver lining...

First, a bit of good news - the Watercolor Wishes kit in the catalog is now available!  Our Neutrals & Regals DSP Stacks are also now back in stock!

I wanted to share a cute card with you today featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This is one of my favorites from the new catalog and it coordinates with the Tree Builder Punch.  Love it!!!  This is one of the cards we made at our Sprinkles of Life Class recently.

The lighter clouds are popped up for some depth.  
Here's a close up of that fun "silver lining".  
Supplies used:
Sprinkles of Life stamp set
Tree Builder & 1-3/4" Circle Punches
Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White card stock, Silver Foil Paper
Basic Gray & Smoky Slate ink

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set  by Stampin' Up! 
  
Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer Stamp Set139971
Price$21.00
Sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you'll want to share with everyone.

Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we've contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g
Tree Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
    
Tree Builder Punch138295
Price$18.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there's no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

The Tree Builder Punch has multiple shapes so you can layer them to create a tree, or you can use the shapes separately to create clouds, flowers, and more.

* Punch size: 5" x 3"
* Tree top approximate size: 1-7/8" x 1-1/8"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekly Deals, New Clearance Items & Guy Greetings Day 5!

Weekly Deals
2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
2" CIRCLE PUNCH
Price$18.00 $13.50
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
2014-2016 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
Price$15.00 $10.50
Brights Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
BRIGHTS SEQUIN ASSORTMENT
Price$5.00 $3.50
Build a Banner Kit by Stampin' Up!
BUILD A BANNER KIT
Price$23.00 $17.25
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
CALYPSO CORAL 1/2" SEAM BINDING RIBBON
Price$7.00 $4.90
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
CLASSY DESIGNER BUTTONS
Price$6.00 $4.20
Fast Fuse Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
FAST FUSE ADHESIVE
Price$10.00 $7.50
Fun Flower Punch by Stampin' Up!
FUN FLOWER PUNCH
Price$18.00 $13.50
Pretty Petals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment Pack  by Stampin' Up!
PRETTY PETALS 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK ASSORTMENT PACK
Price$7.00 $5.25


For more information on our weekly deals, click here!  We have also added more items to our Clearance Rack, so click here to see what's available for up to 60% off!

I have just a few more samples to show you today using our Guy Greetings stamp set.  The first card uses a masking technique.  I stamped the man on the Typeset DSP, then masked him with a post it note and sponged around him with Crumb Cake ink.  

Colors used are Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  I used Typeset DSP for the main image and then scored 3 lines with the Scoring Tool for a little added texture.  

I had a couple masks left over after the class that were still in pretty good shape, so I used them to make a couple tags.  

Aren't they funny?  The words came from the new host set, Silhouettes & Script.  
My last project today is a nautical themed card.  

The colors of Island Indigo, Whisper White & Smokey Slate go really we together.  I used my Circle Framelits Dies to make the ring around the anchor.  


Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set137178
Price$26.00
Hats off to dad and all the other significant men in your life! They've done so much for you--the least you can do is make them a card that they'll be proud to show off, stamped with their favorite things.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d

Circles Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! 
  
Circles Collection Framelits Dies130911
Price$27.00
Create die-cut accents and shapes in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits' open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Layer several die cuts or use individually.

* 10 dies
* Largest image: 4-3/4" diameter
* Use with Big Shot