Sunday, February 14, 2016

Friends & Flowers - Sweet Pea...

Today's card is the last of our Friends & Flowers projects (at least for a little while).  This cute baby card features a fun opening.

The Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper worked perfectly for this card.  I used some Thick Vanilla Baker's Twine to hold the card closed and a few tiny Pearls for a little embellishment.  

I used the pea image from the stamp set and colored it using Blender Pens and Old Olive and Blushing Bride ink pads.  The pea pod was stamped directly on the card stock square, then stamped again on scrap Vanilla card stock, trimmed and popped up with Dimensionals.  The Sweet image is from the Bravo stamp set and the "Pea" is made using the Back to Basics Alphabet set.  

Here is the card open.  Love it!
Supplies used:
Friends & Flowers, Bravo and Back to Basic Alphabet stamp sets
Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede card stock, Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper
Old Olive ink and Soft Suede marker
Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Blender Pens

Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
   
Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set140511
Price$19.00
Flora AND fauna in one set. Create a fish. Build a bunny. Make a simple flower or one that's full and lush. There's even a pea in a pod for très cute baby announcements.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g
Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set135380
Price$26.00
They're big, they're bold, and they're ready to declare your best wishes. The photopolymer images are large enough to be the focal point of your cards and projects.

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: 13 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, g, h, i)
Back to Basics Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Back To Basics Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set133742
Price$16.00
This alphabet set has it all: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, and language marks. Whether you're going for all caps or putting dates on your projects, this is the set you'll reach for!

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: 74 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear block (sold separately): a
Farmers Market Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! 

Farmers Market Designer Series Paper138448
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: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up! 
   
Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine138411
Price$3.50
Crafter's must-have! Baker's twine is an economical and cheery way to dress up your projects. Wrap it around a card, make pompoms, tie it around gift bags—you'll never run out of ways to use it.

* Solid Very Vanilla color
* 3/16" wide (three times thicker than standard baker's twine)
* 15 yards
* 100% cotton

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Easter with Friends & Flowers...

We have yet another fun card made with the Friends & Flowers stamp set.  This adorable Easter card features the rabbit images from the set.

I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch for the detailed corners and some of the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper.  

Here's a close up of the rabbit.  This is very similar to the cat from yesterday, but I've used the full ears instead of bringing them down so only a little show for the cat.  I had also altered the mouth on the cat.  
Supplies used:
Friends & Flowers and Delightful Dozen stamp set (retired)
Festive Flower and 1-3/8" Circle punch, Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White card stock, English Garden DSP
Basic Black, Wild Wasabi inks, Blushing Bride Marker
1/4" Blushing Bride Ribbon, Brights Candy Dots

Curvy Corner Trio Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Curvy Corner Trio Punch139683
Price$20.00
The Curvy Corner Trio Punch is three punches in one. It cuts two corner designs and a ribbon slide for tons of tag options.

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

* Punch size: 4-1/8" | 10.5 cm diameter
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Brights Candy Dots by Stampin' Up! 
Brights Candy Dots130931
Price$6.00
Create your own colorful brads by adding these to Candy Dots Brad Bases. Or use alone to add a bit of color to your projects.

* 100 pieces, 10 ea. in 10 colors: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
* 3/16"
* Adhesive backed
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
Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Festive Flower Builder Punch139682
Price$18.00
Punch pieces, then build a flower. Or punch stamped images and shapes from your favorite paper.

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.

* Largest petal size: 7/8" x 1-3/4" | 2.2 cm x 4.4 cm
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friends & Flowers - You make me happy....

We have another project to share today featuring the Friends & Flowers stamp set.  This is a tall and skinny card with a cute kitty to make you smile.

The finished size of the card is 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".  The background DSP is from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack and the word banner is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.   

Here's a closer look at the punch art image.  The instructions are below.  

Supplies used:
Friends & Flowers, Perfect Pennants stamp sets
Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate card stock, Go Wild DSP stack
Festive Flower and 1-3/8" Circle Punches
1/4" Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Brights Candy Dots, Stapler
Smoky Slate Marker, Basic Black Marker, Basic Black Ink, Daffodil Delight ink

Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
   
Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set140511
Price$19.00
Flora AND fauna in one set. Create a fish. Build a bunny. Make a simple flower or one that's full and lush. There's even a pea in a pod for très cute baby announcements.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g
Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
    
Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Stamp Set133230
Price$22.00
You've got options galore! A couple of pennants, basic shapes, sentiments, and even some washi tape-esque designs for fun gifts and packaging.

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): b, h
Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! 
   
Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack138441
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: Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Friends & Flowers - a Birthday Fish...

Our second card this week using the Friends & Flowers stamp set features an adorable birthday fish.

The background is our Sale-a-bration Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and I've used the same image for both the tail and the strands of sea weed.  

Here's a closer look at the fish and it's birthday hat.  Some of the sea weed is stamped directly on the DSP and some were stamped on scrap White card stock and then trimmed out and popped up on the card.  

The sentiment came from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.  I used a Island Indigo marker to color all the words on the stamp except the "w" in "wish" and then drew my own "f" to make it fish.  Get, it.....wink, wink...  
Supplies used:
Friends & Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge (texture on sand) and Remembering Your Birthday stamp sets
Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Whisper White  card stock, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Cherry on Top DSP stack
Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand and Island Indigo inks and/or markers
Festive Flower Punch, Subtles Candy Dots, googly eye

Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
   
Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set140511
Price$19.00
Flora AND fauna in one set. Create a fish. Build a bunny. Make a simple flower or one that's full and lush. There's even a pea in a pod for très cute baby announcements.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g
Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Festive Flower Builder Punch139682
Price$18.00
Punch pieces, then build a flower. Or punch stamped images and shapes from your favorite paper.

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.

* Largest petal size: 7/8" x 1-3/4" | 2.2 cm x 4.4 cm
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Remembering Your Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
Remembering Your Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set131350
Price$18.00
Sometimes you remember and sometimes you forget birthdays--either way, this set has you covered with eight phrases you can use to create the perfect birthday message.

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: 8 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): c, h

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Friends & Flowers, Day 1...

One of the fun new stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog is the Friends & Flowers stamp set.  It coordinates with the Festive Flower Punch that has carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  This set has lots of different pieces so you can build your own friends.  We made several cards in a class last month using these wonderful products, so I'll be sharing them over the next few days.

Today's project is just a simple sunflower card.

There are two layers of eight petals each.  I've used the cross hatched background image from the You've Got This stamp set and the sentiment is from the Fabulous Four stamp set.  

Here's a little closer look at those fabulous layers.  Since this is meant to go in the mail, I didn't pop up the layers and kept it to two with an embossed center.  
Supplies used:
Friends & Flowers, Fabulous Four and You've Got This stamp sets
Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry card stock
Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake adn Delightful Dijon ink
Festive Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
   
Friends & Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set140511
Price$19.00
Flora AND fauna in one set. Create a fish. Build a bunny. Make a simple flower or one that's full and lush. There's even a pea in a pod for très cute baby announcements.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g
Fabulous Four Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Fabulous Four Clear-Mount Stamp Set134174
Price$15.00
Four fabulous phrases, four ways to say just the right thing. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, saying thanks, or wishing someone well, these images help you say what you want to say.

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: 4 rubber stamps

Suggested clear block (sold separately): d
 You've Got This Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
You've Got This Clear-Mount Stamp Set139575
Price$28.00
Send your support and show you care. Lift and encourage friends and family with cards you make with this stamp set.

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: 5 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): c, e
Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! 
   
Festive Flower Builder Punch139682
Price$18.00
Punch pieces, then build a flower. Or punch stamped images and shapes from your favorite paper.

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.

* Largest petal size: 7/8" x 1-3/4" | 2.2 cm x 4.4 cm
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! 
  
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder133520
Price$7.50
It's easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders make deep, crisp impressions—great for card fronts and accents.

* 1 folder
* 4-1/2" x 6-3/16"
* Use with Big Shot

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Weekly Deals and Build a Birthday...

Weekly Deals
Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!


Price$33.00 $24.75
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!


Price$5.00 $3.75
Blossom Bunch Punch by Stampin' Up!


Price$18.00 $13.50
Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set-Mount by Stampin' Up!


Price$48.00 $36.00
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!


Price$3.00 $2.25
For more details on our Weekly Deals or to order online, click here!

I had a card that I've been wanting to post for a while and I finally have a chance today.  It's a cute little 4-1/4 x 4-1/4" wedding card made with the Build a Birthday stamp set.  

The colors are just Whisper White and Sahara Sand and I've only used the Build a Birthday stamp set and a few embellishments.  

Here's a little close up of the lace, flowers and pearls.  Love it!
Supplies used:
Build a Birthday stamp set
Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock
Sahara Sand ink
Sahara Sand Lace Trim
Pearl Basic Jewels
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flowers), PL Corner Punch

Build a Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 
  
Build A Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set138646
Price$16.00
Say yes to the cake! It's easy to create a birthday cake just the way you want it. This is a Two-Step Stampin' set, which gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

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: 8 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, g, h
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin' Up! 
    
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack133787
Price$17.00
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.

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
Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim by Stampin' Up! 
Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim137866
Price$7.00
Ribbon lovers, we've got you covered! Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want. Looking for a delicate ribbon? This ribbon is for you. Light and lacy, it will give projects that "something old" look.

* 7/8" wide
* 5 yards
* 100% nylon

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sky is the Limit - 2 ways....

Today's project is one we made at our workshops last month.  It uses the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-bration stamp set, along with the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, also from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Both of these items are available for a limited time, so you need to order soon!  Each of these can be earned FREE with a $50 purchase.

Both cards are made with the same dimensions, but one is just turned on it's side with a different word and clouds from the same stamp set.

The airplane was stamped in the Basic Black Archival ink on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, then trimmed and popped up on the card front.  I love that you can turn the cloud stamps upside down to get different shapes.  I used a light wash of Soft Sky ink on the background.  

This card was turned on it's side and the heart trail was used to make a it a masculine Valentine's card.  Everything else was done the same as the first card.  
Supplies used:
Sky is the Limit stamp set (SAB set - free with a $50 purchase)
Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black card stock
Perfectly Artistic DSP (SAB pack - free with a $50 purchase)
Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black Archival ink, Aqua Painter
It's My Party Enamel Dots

Sky Is the Limit Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
Sky Is The Limit Clear-Mount Stamp Set141349
Price$0.00
The sky's the limit when you have stamps, ink, and paper. Combine the sentiments in this set to say exactly what you feel.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, d, e ,h
Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper 
   
Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper141021
Price$0.00
One paper, two looks. Each sheet gives you two distinct designs—marbling on one side and watercolor wash on the other.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" | 30.5 x 30.5 cm
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Aqua Painters by Stampin' Up! 
   
Aqua Painters103954
Price$17.00
No need for a brush and cup--Aqua Painters hold liquid for easy watercoloring. Use with Watercolor Paper and Classic Stampin' Ink.

* 2 painters: 1 medium brush tip, 1 large brush tip
* Reservoir in painter holds 8 cc of liquid