Thursday, April 28, 2011

British Springtime Vintage

With the royal wedding tomorrow I felt inspired to create something with a British flare.

Not quite the traditional colors but I wanted to use up some scraps of Springtime Vintage designer series paper. I printed out the saying on Very Vanilla card stock and stamped and cut out the crown from the Artistic Etchings stamp set.

The Springtime Vintage paper is available til April 30 - that's only 2 more days!

121782 - Springtime Vintage designer series paper

118517, wood or 120573, clear - Artisitic Etchings

120907 - Decorative Label Punch

118481 - Victoria crochet trim

101650 - Very Vanilla card stock

111352 - Baja Breeze card stock

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Wishing you a blessed Easter Sunday!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Blossoms

The first time a posted a card using the Easter Blossoms stamp set I was longing for Spring.............well, still waiting! It's snowing. I know that I shouldn't be surprised, but I always am.
There is hope though. The tulips are peeking up and will eventually bloom.

We picked a bad time to have a new heating system installed! Haven't frozen yet and should have the heat pump working tonight and everything finished tomorrow.

Anyway, on to the cards. I copied this card from Julie B's Stampin' Space. I just loved the simplicity of it.

This one uses Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, & Whisper White card stock and Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Baja Breeze classic ink.

Then I made this one with the Rose Red instead of the Baja Breeze.

Note that the eggs are colored in with the accent color using the classic ink and a blender pen - it has a nice fine tip for those little spaces.

The Easter Blossom stamp set is in the Occasions Mini catalog and is available till April 30.

121905, wood and 122057, clear - Easter Blossoms stamp set

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Is Blossoming Sneak Peek

These two cards I made were inspired by the Spring is Blossoming Sneak Peak flyer. (see the link on the side bar)
If you are loving the Four Frames stamp set and Paisley Petals paper as much as I am you don't want to have to wait till July to get them! You can buy them now through the end of April.

With any Stampin' Up! purchase of $20 or more you can purchase the Paisley Petals paper and/or the Four Frames stamp set.

122367 - Paisley Petals designer series paper

123440, wood or 123442, clear Four Frames stamp set

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Spring is Blossoming cards

So far these are my favorite cards I have made with the Four Frames stamp set and the Paisley Petals paper from the Spring is Blossoming promotion. I used River Rock and Not Quite Navy card stock on this card. I ran a piece of River Rock card stock through my Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder and then rubbed Whisper White craft ink over the top of the embossing to make it stand out more.
I love the stamp with the little bird from the Four Frames stamp set - isn't it cute?

I stamped the image in Early Espresso and added a little color to the bird and ground with Crumb Cake ink and an Aqua Painter. Thought the saying "it's the little things" from You're a Gem stamp set worked well and then added the little button brads from Vintage Trinkets to finish it off. I really love this card!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring is Blossoming Cards

I have several cards to share with you that I have made with the paper and stamp set available in the Spring Is Blossoming promotion. Will be posting more cards over the next couple of days so be sure and check back for more ideas.

The designer series paper and stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog that comes out in July. These two items are available to purchase through the month of April with a purchase of $20 or more of any Stampin' Up! products.

122367 - Paisley Petals designer series paper

123440, wood or 123442, clear - Four Frames stamp set

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sew Suite Card Set

I showed a sneak peek of this project back in January and now I wanted to show you all the details before the Occasions Mini Catalog ends on April 30. If you don't have the Sew Suite stamp set and the Sweet Stitches designer series paper and fabric you will want to get this before its gone! Originally the cover of the card holder was just plain and everything I tried to add just didn't look good until I ripped a piece of fabric and ran a gathering stitch down the middle of it and attached it to the front......I love the look!

The card holder is lined with wool felt and I added a loop to hold a pen that has the matching paper inside it - love having the paper and fabric that match!

I made 4 different cards using the Sew Suite stamp set to fit inside my card holder. To make the sewing machine, I paper pieced with Brushed Silver card stock and added a silver brad for the nob. The background of this card has the Pattern Pieces stamp stamped in Chocolate Chip on Chocolate Chip paper. Note the Sweet Stitches fabric designer brad with the pattern pieces that matches the Pattern Pieces stamp.

For the "ribbon" I ripped a strip of fabric and tied around the card front. Notice the cute little safety pin (from Vintage Trinkets) holding the little cute! The "buttons" are made with the Sweet Buttons embosslit die. I sewed them on with white thread but could have just made a line with the White Gel Pen, would have been easier!

The "rick-rack" is paper and made with the Tasteful Trim die. I did sew it onto the card. I paper pieced the thread spool and pin cushion to get the colors I wanted.

The Pompom trim is so cute and was just the thing to add some dimension to this card.

Featured Supplies Used:

121933, wood or 122009, clear - Sew Suite

121781 - Sweet Stitches designer series paper

121818 - Sweet Stitches designer fabric

122230 - Pattern Pieces

123322 - Melon Mambo Pompom trim

121880 - Sweet Stitches fabric designer brads

121813 - Sweet Buttons embosslit die

120893 - Tasteful Trim die

100712 - Brushed Silver card stock

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On The Grow

Time flies when you're having fun and I have been having fun playing with all my pre-order stuff from the Summer Mini Catalog. The Summer Mini Catalog will start on May 1 and run through August 31, 2011.

The stamp set featured in both of these cards is called On The Grow and is perfect for watercoloring, so I have been playing with that technique.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to Layer the Decorative Label Punch

First you will need your main image punched out with the decorative label punch and 2 more decorative label pieces punched for the layering. Cut as shown above.

These are the pieces that you will need for the layering.

Apply some adhesive to the back of your main image piece and attach the long pieces to the top and bottom.

Then add the two side pieces and you have a layer for your decoative label punch!

This is what the back looks like.

Supplies used:

120907 - Decorative Label Punch

123440, wood or 123442, clear - Four Frames stamp set

122268, wood or 122270, clear - You're a Gem stamp set

103008 - Not Quite Navy classic ink

101722 - Not Quite Navy card stock

108640 - River Rock card stock

105021 - White Gel Pen

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Stitches Tote

Saw this adorable little tote at The Stampers Den and had to make one with the Sweet Stitches designer fabric. The flower is felt cut out with the Fun Flowers die and the center is a Sweet Stitches button brad.
You can find the tutorial here:

Supplies used:

121812 - Fun Flowers die

121818 - Sweet Stitches designer fabric

121880 - Sweet Stitches fabric designer brads

Happy Sewin'-


Monday, April 4, 2011

Clearance Rack and Grab Bags

You will want to check out all the great items that have been added to the Clearance Rack and while your at it pick up a Grab Bag or two or more! How fun!

Each Grab Bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, designer series paper, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab Bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Grab Bags orders can only be placed online at my website:

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming

The Spring is Blossoming promotion is a sneak peak from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog that will come out in July. This promotion runs April 1 - 30.

There are 2 ways to get these brand new products:

- Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames set and Paisley Petals designer series paper.


- Host a $350 workshop and get Four Frames and Paisley Petals designer series paper FREE.

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Queen Bee

I love how Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to create with matching papers and stamp sets. This card features the Botanical Gazette dsp (the piece I used has bees on one side and honeycomb on the other) and the Nature Walk stamp set that has a bee stamp to match the paper. The"Queen for a day" stamp is from You're a Gem. What's a Queen without a crown and there is a stamp for that in the Artistic Etchings stamp set. Add a little bling with Basic Rhinestones. The brad to hold the tiny tags if a little button brad from Vintage Trinkets and the rhinestone fit perfectly on top of it.
Also added a little shimmer with a mist of Frost White Shimmer paint mist mixed with some rubbing alcohol.

Supplies Used:

121783 - Botanical Gazette dsp

121997, clear or 121925, wood - Nature Walk

122270, clear or 122268, wood - You're a Gem

120573, clear or 118517, wood - Artistic Etchings

115370 - Teeny Tiny Wishes

117190 - Jewelry tag punch

119275 - Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch

118764 - Vintage Trinkets

119246 - Basic Rhinestones

118481 - Victoria crochet trim

103008 - Not Quite Navy ink

101722 - Not Quite Navy card stock

100730 - Whisper White card stock

107311 - Note Cards

121809 - Framed Tulip Embossing Folder

116854 - Frost White Shimmer paint

Happy Stampin'-