Snapshot and Flashback

 

Snapshot and Flashback

I love going to the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share event (formerly known as Convention) for so many reasons.  And one of the reasons is all of the loot I come home with!  Here’s a picture of me packing to come home and all that I had to figure out how to put in my suitcase!

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Isn’t that crazy?!  So many wonderful Stampin’ Up! products completely free!  And tucked in there somewhere is the single stamp called Snapshot – the cute camera that is great for both card making and scrapbooking.  I’ve paired it with Flashback Designer Series Paper, as well as the sentiment from Hip Notes stamp set.

Here’s another project I created using Flashback DSP - you’ll want to pick up some today (July 31st) before the DSP sale is over!

I used my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Stamp Pad to color in the camera.

Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and a Real Red Candy Dot are all the accessories you need for this quick and easy card.

Snapshot and Flashback closeup

You might have noticed how glossy and 3-D the center of the camera lens is.  That’s because I used a big ole blob of Crystal Effects in the center to give it dimension and shine.  It took a while to dry, but I think this easy addition packs a wow.

DSP sale

Today is the final day to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale.  Pick up some Flashback designer paper as well as some of our other great selections.  Click HERE to view them all!


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Tuesday Tidbits

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIAL: 
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This fantastic sale is almost over – you have only until Thursday, July 31st, to buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free!  Be sure to grab your favorite designer series papers before the end of the month. When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!

PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify.


WEEKLY DEALS:

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50% OFF YOUR FIRST TWO MONTHS OF MY PAPER PUMPKIN KITS:
Now through September 10, 2014.  Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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STAMPIN’ UP! BLENDABILITIES MARKER UPDATE:
You’ve been waiting patiently, but finally, the wait is over!  On August 1st, the full Blendabilities product line will be available!  Coloring has never been so much fun!

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
Beauty of the Season Stamp Set is now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 Holiday Catalog!

Beauty of the Season

 

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All that glitters IS gold

Fabulous Four and Star Framelit with washi tape

I just love all of the gold that Stampin’ Up! has added over this past year!  And like all Stampin’ Up! products, there’s also the beautiful coordination factor that’s a big wow!  I also created another card using our gold products – you can find it here.

I began this card with the idea of using Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and the Stars Framelits and Big Shot to create a focal point image.  I used one of the Stars Framelits and traced around it on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Then I filled in the space with the Washi Tape, set the Star Framelit back over the pen lines and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  Here’s a look at what I’m describing:

Star with washi tape

Next I wanted to create a frame around the star using the Gold Foil Sheets.  I used two of the Stars Framelits – the same one with which I cut out the Washi Tape star and also the size below it.  I placed the smaller one inside the larger one, laid them on the Gold Foil Sheet and ran it through the Big Shot.  Here’s a photo of the set up:

Star Framelit with Big Shot

And here’s the card closeup:

Fabulous Four with washi tape white

I added Gold Baker’s Twine and one of the sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set stamped with an Encore Gold  stamp pad.  I really wanted the star to stick out off of the card, but that posed a problem for putting it in an envelope.  But no fear – with the Envelope Punch Board, you’re able to create any size envelope you choose!  So I made my envelope 6″ x 4-3/4″ and it slipped right in.

But why stop there?  If I’m creating a custom envelope, I might as well dress it up a bit, right?  So I made an additional envelope base then cut across the bottom and sides to create a liner.

measuring envelope for liner

Then I placed my rows of Washi Tape all along the part of the envelope that would fit down inside the outer envelope.  Once on, I trimmed down the Washi Tape and also trimmed the liner so it would slide down inside the envelope base.

 

lining envelope with washi tape

I think this special card will be for my husband’s uncle who is turning 80 next weekend.  He and his wife are also celebrating 60 years of marriage!  Gold will be perfect!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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A Tie-Dyed Thank You

Tie dyed thank you

I owe this card idea to fellow demonstrator Missy Shipman who had the idea of taking the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and doing some tie dying with it.  This is so fun and can be done in any colors you choose.  For my card, I picked Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry – all from the Brights Collection colors.

Start out by creating your own stamp pad.  I used an old-style stamp set case, but you can use anything that won’t soak through the bottom like a styrofoam meat tray or plate.  Lay a baby wipe on the bottom of the surface, then squeeze 5-6 drops of Ink Refills onto the baby wipe.  As you are adding colors, try to fill in so that there aren’t any white spots in between the ink refill dots.  It’ll look something like this:

make your own ink pad

Then just dip your stamp into the ink without moving it around.  Stamp down on the “ink pad” you’ve created, then stamp onto your cardstock.  Clean your stamp before placing it back into the “ink pad” or the colors will become muddy.

I added a thank you greeting from Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set and I’m done!  Easy but very fun and effective!

Tie dyed thank you closeup

My card is 4″x4″, so I used my Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect-sized envelope for my card.  I wanted to create a matching inner flap, so I used a long post-it note at the fold line to keep the stamping just on the flap.

Tie dyed envelope

This would be a great card to make duplicates of.  They go so quickly and are such a wow!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share 2014

Choose Happiness swap

This past week has been a whirlwind, what with moving and attending the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share (formerly known as Convention)!  As always, this Stampin’ Up! event was a blast!  At Awards Night, it was announced that I had earned a place in the Top 100 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in the US!  Needless to say, I was blown away!  Thank you to my wonderful customers and team of From the Heart Stampers for making it possible!

Here’s the swap I took with me.  I was only able to get 75 of them made, but I always have so much fun swapping that I just couldn’t go empty handed.  I’ll be posting some of my favorites of the swaps I received soon!

  • I took the color scheme for this card from the Flashback Designer Series Paper, even though I didn’t use any.  Colors are Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Very VanillaHere’s a card set I made using several different prints from Flashback.
  • Choose Happiness stamp set is a fun collage-type set full of possibilities!  It also goes well with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in the background.
  • Real Red cardstock creates the little accent to the left, and there is Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon on top.
  • Pearls decorate the center of the flower.  I kept the Dimensionals to just the Crushed Curry cardstock circle sentiment since I was transporting them from New York to Salt Lake City.

Choose Happiness swap closeup

 

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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Tuesday Tidbits about Stampin’ Up!

WEEKLY DEALS – JULY 22-28

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY!   Beauty of the Season Stamp Set is now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog!

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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIAL: 
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Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free: Be sure to grab your favorite designer series papers before the end of the month!  When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!  Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: 
Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify.

 

 

 

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.


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And Many More with Flashback Card Set

Flashback group

Here’s a quick set of cards that really show off the Flashback Designer Series Paper.  With Stampin’ Up!’s Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Paper sale, now’s the perfect time to stock up.  Use this easy layout for any of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers.

And while you’re at it, pick up your very own copy of the most versatile sentiment stamp set ever – And Many More!  I’ve used 4 of the 23 different stamps contained in this stamp set for my card set, but there’s so much to choose from!

 

Flashback happy birthday

The card bases all begin with Very Vanilla cardstock, with a Basic Black cardstock layer, then a different print of the Flashback Designer Paper.  The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party cardstock, and the Real Red cardstock borders are created with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

 

With the color scheme of Flashback, I used Candy Dots from three different packets – Crushed Curry from Regals, Basic Black from Neutrals and Real Red from Brights.

Flashback happy healing

Flashback Made My Day

Flashback my friend

Which print is your favorite?  I’d love to know – leave me a comment!

clearance rack

And BIG NEWS for BIG SAVINGS!  Stampin’ Up! has just added lots of fabulous retired products to their Clearance Rack!  Save up to 80% on great Stampin’ Up! products.  Click HERE to go to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store, and don’t forget to add some designer series papers, too!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  This is the last day to register for either July class – to attend or receive your kit “By Mail”!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.


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Timeless Talk and What’s Your Type

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Oh how I love the pretty color combination in Stampin’ Up!’s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer PaperCalypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Garden Green, with Gold.   I have to admit, I wasn’t much of a Garden Green fan, but Stampin’ Up! has used it in two different designer papers this year (the other one is Flower Pot Designer Paper), and the colors that they’ve put it with make it just the perfect green.

  • The stamped images come from Timeless Talk.  I’ve stamped the bicycle in Garden Green Ink and the sentiment in Gold Ink.  A little flower from Boho Blossoms Punch with a Garden Green Candy Dot are cute accents for the hub of the wheel.
  • Two strips of Gold Soiree Specialty Paper accent the left side of the main image.  To make the Calypso Coral scalloped edge, just punch three 1″ circles and adhere them at the half-way point along the back side of the designer paper.
  • I love that we now have Baker’s Twine in both gold and silver – it’s a great accent to the Gold Soiree paper!
  • I pulled out my What’s Your Type stamp set to create the border of circles stamped tone-on-tone down the left side.  This brand new photopolymer stamp set is going to have so many uses!  Check out another card I’ve made using What’s Your Type HERE.

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While Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Paper is not included in the Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Series Paper Sale, you’ll still want to purchase this beautiful paper!

 

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  This is the last day to register for either July class – to attend or receive your kit “By Mail”!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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Tuesday Tidbits about Stampin’ Up!

JULY CARDS & COFFEE CLASS:  Tomorrow (July 9th) is the last day to register for July’s Cards & Coffee Class, whether you’d like to attend or receive your class “By Mail.”  Photos and details for Cards & Coffee can be found HERE.  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE. 

JULY STAMP SHOPPE:   And tomorrow is also the last day to register for July’s Stamp Shoppe, whether you’d like to attend or receive your class “By Mail.”  Photos of the July Stamp Shoppe cards are posted HERE!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

HUGE GARAGE SALE AT THE STAMP SHOPPE:  AND for those of you who live locally, you won’t want to miss our ANNUAL GARAGE SALE!  There will be literally thousands of retired Stampin’ Up! products drastically reduced, including stamp sets, cardstock, ribbons, accessories, even Big Shot accessories!  It will be at the same location and hours as our July Stamp Shoppe – Friday, July 11th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at 1000 Winton Rd. N., Rochester, NY  14609.  You may attend the garage sale without attending Stamp Shoppe, but I know you’ll want to do both!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!   Beauty of the Season Stamp Set is now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog!  Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

Beauty of the Season

 

NEW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS:  There are also two new photopolymer stamp sets now available!   Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.


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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIAL: 
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Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free: Have you been waiting for a great deal on Designer Series Paper? Well, wait no longer! When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!  Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: 
Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the “buy 3? or “get 1 free!”

 

 

WEEKLY DEALS – JULY 8-15

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Hey You and What’s Your Type

Hey You and What's Your Type

Today I want to show you another yummy designer series paper – this one is Confetti Celebration with a fun color palette of Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Tangelo Twist.  This could definitely work for the man in your life.  And don’t forget – the Buy One Get One Free sale continues on all regular designer series papers.

  • We all like shiny, new toys, right?  So I hadn’t used my Top Note Die with my Big Shot in quite some time.  But it works so well for this layout.
  • You’ll want the new Hey You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! as a wonderful small, basic sentiment set that’s so usable.  It comes with Congrats and Thank You, too, and it’s just $10.95 for clear-mount.
  • You’re definitely going to see lots of cards made with the What’s Your Type photopolymer stamp set!  It’s fast becoming my go to stamp for little accents, and I just love what Stampin’ Up! has done with making it a letter set.  Check out pg. 161 of the Annual Catalog to see how this geometric set is also an alphabet set!  Anyway, for this card, I used the half circle image to stamp a border along the bottom of my card.
  • I’ve added a Candy Dot Brad with Basic Gray Candy Dot, as well as some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine as accents.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now carries 17 different colors in their Baker’s Twine, with 2 different thicknesses?  That’s a lot of choices!

Hey You and What's Your Type closeup

Be sure to pick up Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper in this month’s Buy 3 Get One Free Sale – details can be found HERE.

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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