Good Ole Lovely as a Tree


Here's a card that features the new and the old.  The new is our beautiful Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, with a wonderful Fall palette of Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, and Tangerine Tango.  I added a sliver of Smoky Slate cardstock behind the tree image.  The old are two stamp sets that have been around a very long time – Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  In fact, I think Lovely as a Tree is the oldest stamp set in our Annual Catalog!  Both sets have been updated to be available in clear mount if you choose.

  • I love that I can use different coordinating sheets of designer paper all in one card, and Stampin' Up! has done the work of matching them up for me.
  • Linen Thread is the perfect fiber for Fall.  And I've added a simple Tangerine Tango Candy Dot from the Brights Candy Dots along with a Candy Dot Brad Base.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: Clovelycloseup
Item No. 128655 Lovely as a Tree wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 127793 Lovely as a Tree clear $19.95
Item No. 128748 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95
Item No. 132184 Sweather Weather Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 130931 Brights Candy Dots $5.95
Item No. 132293 Candy Dots Brad Bases (25) $2.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50

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September Best of Autumn Stamp Set

The new September Best Of Series stamp set has just been released – Best of Autumn!  And it's a beauty – just in time for Fall stamping.

Best of Autumn

Item No. 134390 Best of Autumn $14.95

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Have you missed out on any of the monthly sets?  You can buy them at any time before March 31, 2014.  Here are all the flyers so you can choose your favorites.

Download the monthly flyers

Download the Collector's Card

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NEW Thinlits Card Dies

Leaf PopUp

I had a few minutes today to play with the new Thinlits Card Dies – wow, they are so much fun and so addicting!  I know you'll be seeing lots of these cards in the future!  And you can't believe how easy this card was to make with the help of the Thinlits!  You can left click on any of the photos for a better look.

  • My card starts out with a Sahara Sand cardstock base.  Just use the Thinlits Card Die with the Big Shot, and the base is cut out and scored for you in one step.
  • The Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper was easy to cut exactly to the front left of the card – I just used the Thinlits Card Die again with the edge of the designer paper at the fold of the card.
  • The Chocolate Chip cardstock circles are cut with the Circles Collection Framelits, and the Whisper White cardstock scallop circle was cut with a piece from the Thinlits Card Dies – you get 9 additional dies (ten in all) included in the die collection.
  • The Magnificent Maple single stamp is one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  Here I've inked up the stamp in Crushed Curry ink, then used a Sponge Dauber and Pumpkin Pie ink to dab the edges of the rubber stamp before stamping on the paper.

Here is the card opened up:

Leaf PopUp open

  • Both sentiments come from Lots of Thanks stamp set – a must have!  Speckles on the inner circle are created with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – another must have!  Both of these sets will serve your cardmaking well for a very long time.
  • Did you notice I was able to emboss the upper right side of the card base?  I just slid in my Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder sideways and under the cut portion of the inside circle.  Worked just fine!
  • The only little accessory needed is a Chocolate Chip Candy Dot set in a Candy Dot Base.  There's already plenty going on!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:Leaf PopUp closeup
Item No. 133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95
Item No. 132184 Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 131868 Magnificent Maple stamp $9.95
Item No. 130514 Gorgeous Grunge stamp set wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 130517 Gorgeous Grunge stamp set clear $17.95
Item No. 129687 Lots of Thanks stamp set wood $22.95 OR
Item No. 129690 Lots of Thanks stamp set clear $16.95
Item No. 132293 Candy Dots Brad Bases (25) $2.95
Item No. 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots (100) $5.95
Item No. 130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 132174 Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102892 Sponge Daubers (12) $10.95

Click HERE to watch a short video and to see all of the pieces in both the Label and Circle Card Thinlits Die Sets.

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Another Note Card Idea for Fall

Fall Leaves

The days are already getting cooler here in Central New York, and the Halloween candy is appearing on the grocery shelves!  I'm starting to feel in the mood for creating for a different season and using all of my new products from the Holiday Catalog.  Here's a quick and easy note card that features two new stamp sets – Magnificent Maple single stamp and Lots of Thanks.  I've used Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar stamp pads, but really, any fall colors would be beautiful.  I stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, then used Dimensionals to raise it up before adhering to the Note Card.  I think this added step makes a simple card look much more elegant.  Make up a quick little pile of them to say thank you to those special people in your life! 

Item No. 131868 Magnificent Maple wood single stamp $9.95
Item No. 129687 Lots of Thanks wood $22.95 OR
Item No. 129690 Lots of Thanks clear $16.95
Item No. 131527 Note Cards & Envelopes (20) $5.95

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Fall is my favorite time of the year – even if I live in an oak woods and have to rake leaves almost every day!  And I love the coordination of our fall products in this card.  I've used Wonderfall stamp set that coordinates with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the Big Shot, as well as our yummy fall designer paper called Orchard Harvest.  The sentiment comes from Day of Gratitude stamp set in the Annual Catalog. This card measures 5-1/4" square.

  • Lucky Limeade card stock zig-zags are created using the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and the Big Shot
  • Sentiment is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch
  • Tiny tag is created using Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating Jewelry Tag Punch held on with tiny safety pin from Vintage Trinkets

Item No. 128084 Wonderfall wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 128087 Wonderfall clear $17.95
Item No. 127812 Autumn Accents Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 126895 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120835 Day of Gratitude wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 121148 Day of Gratitude clear $18.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die $42.95
Item No. 120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
Item No. 117190 Jewelry Tag Punch $12.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 118091 Tiny Tags wood $22.95 OR
Item No. 118592 Tiny Tags clear $16.95


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Gently Falling Card Set

Have I got a treat for you today!!!!  I have an ENTIRE Fall card set project to show.  I designed this card set for my September demonstrator team Stamp & Chat that I hold once a quarter.  The idea behind this set of cards is to choose a small selection of Stampin' Up! products to showcase throughout all of the cards so that my team could then offer this as a class for their customers.  I designed each card to teach an easy technique (or two!).  With the exception of a few small additions, I chose to focus on Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Gently Falling stamp set, Perfectly Penned stamp set for the 4 sentiments, a roll of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a package of Basic Pearls.  The cards and 4 Very Vanilla envelopes all fit nicely in the file folder card case featuring a Spice Cake Designer Button.

The first card features a "rock and roll" method for creating the two-toned leave of More Mustard and Pool Party (really 3-toned when counting the second stamp in Soft Suede).  Dazzling Details gives the leaf an iridescent glitter.  I also showed how to create the ribbon rose by twisting the ribbon and laying it into Sticky Sheets.  Leaves are punched using the 5-Petal Flower Punch.

This card shows how to gather the ribbon into a row of Sticky Strip for an interesting look, as well as layering our 5/8" Jumbo Brads with a card stock circle and a pearl for added interest.  Postage Stamp Punch is used for the designer paper.

This card highlights the beautiful two-step stamping of the Gently Falling stamps.  Torn edges around the Get Well sentiment add some more interest.  The pearls were lost on the busy background designer paper, so I backed them with Pool Party card stock circles created with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  The Eyelet Border Punch gave the More Mustard background some pop.

The final card in the set uses Post-It notes to mask around the edges of the background of the leaf then sponging Crumb Cake Classic Ink inside.  Stamp the leaf image over the top using Soft Suede Classic Ink.

Item No. 124003 Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item no. 123802 Gently Falling wood mount $39.95 OR
Item No. 123804 Gently Falling clear mount $28.95
Item No. 124113 Spice Cake Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 122890 Perfectly Penned wood mount $16.95 OR
Item No. 122892 Perfectly Penned clear mount $12.95
Item No. 122975 Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls $4.95
Item No. 122344 Postage Stamp Punch $15.95
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads $6.95
Item No. 114300 Sticky Sheets $6.95
Item No. 124117 Dazzling Details $2.50
Item No. 119880 5-Petal Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 101610 Stamping Sponges (3) $3.50

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Phyl’s Phantastic Pheasant!

This stunning card was created by my friend Phyl Lyons.  She's mastered the art of brayering, which is something I haven't taken the time to learn well.  I love the depth of color and shading she's able to get with stamp pads and a brayer.  She used Autumn Days stamp set, a perfect choice for the scene.  A strip of Spice Cake Designer Series Paper looks great with a fall color palette.

Here's a close-up of Phyl's beautiful artwork.  Just gorgeous!

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Congratulations to my Team Members – October

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of October! They are:

Sheila Edwards
Ruth Petrovich
Pam Kane

Great job, ladies!

And here's the special card I made them:

This technique is called Window Sheet Magic, using the Autumn Days stamp set.  First, stamp your image (in this case, the pheasant from that set) on a Window Sheet with Black StazOn Ink.  Scribble Crystal Effects on the unstamped side of the Window Sheet.  Add a few drops of Classic Reinker of your color choice (I use Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede).  Don't use too much or it'll be really messy!  Next add a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter then a slightly larger piece of tissue paper to the back.  Attach the tissue paper to a piece of neutral card stock and let it dry, then cut down the excess on the edges.  Notice the shimmer also in the background paper?  It's from Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper!  The "gratitude" stamp comes from Fabulous Phrases punched out using the Curly Label Punch.  Add some doodling with a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker and a couple of Gold Brads for interest.

Item No. 115452 Autumn Days wood mount $23.95 OR
Item No. 120000 Autumn Days clear mount $17.95
Item No. 117002 Fabulous Phrases wood mount $37.95 OR
Item No. 120501 Fabulous Phrases clear mount $26.95
Item No. 114323 Medium Window Sheets $4.95
Item No. 101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter $4.50
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects $6.50
Item No. 119851 Curly Label Punch $16.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads (200) $6.95

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Autumn Splendor

Here's a card I created using the Autumn Splendor stamp set from last year's mini catalog (and this year's Idea Book & Catalog).  I used it so much last year then promptly forgot about it as this Fall began.  It works so well for this cascading border done in Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso.  The base of the card is Very Vanilla card stock, although it doesn't show up well in my photo.  I ran a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock through the Big Shot with the Lattice Square Textured Embossing Folder.  To create a beautiful backdrop for the sentiment I simply inked up one of the leave stamps in More Mustard Classic Ink, then stamped first on a piece of scrap paper then onto Very Vanilla card stock in order to make it a little lighter.  The sentiment from Just Believe is then stamped over the leaves in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  A Rich Razzleberry button from the Brights Designer Buttons tied with some Linen Thread and held on with a Mini Glue Dot completes this simple yet effective card.

Item No. 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
Item No. 116948 Just Believe wood $33.95 OR
Item No. 120453 Just Believe clear $23.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119747 Brights Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95

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Awesome October Projects!

The Grand Opening of "The Stamp Shoppe" last month was a great success and I'm so excited about our next Stamp Shoppe coming up THIS weekend!

Today, I wanted to share with you just a couple of the awesome projects awaiting you in October!  I hope that you're able to come either this Friday evening or Saturday morning to join in on all of the fun! 

At the October Stamp Shoppe, we'll be creating 3 different Fall cards – here's one of the three… it uses our new FABRIC!

Stamp Shoppe Oct 2

We'll also be making 3 different Christmas cards – here's a look at one of those 3 cards (at Card Shoppe, you'll make a total of SIX Cards for just $15 or FREE with a $20 Order!)
Stamp Shoppe Oct 1

And here's one of the three scrapbook pages that you'll make if you sign up to attend Scrapbook Shoppe (you can do this in addition to Card Shoppe or instead of Card Shoppe – the choice is yours).  Scrapbook Shoppe is just $20 or FREE with a $25 Order!)

The other HUGE BENEFIT in attending Stamp Shoppe is that you'll be able to browse a seasonal display table that will be changed EVERY MONTH to feature even MORE great projects! We won't normally share a picture of this table online so that it's exclusive to those attending.  Just this once, here's a look at the September Display that was Halloween themed! Our October Display with be Fall/Thanksgiving ideas.
Stamp Shoppe display table

And here is a picture of some of those attending September Stamp Shoppe having fun learning some Big Shot tips & tricks!
Stamp Shoppe people

I'm sure you can see that Stamp Shoppe is an event you WON'T want to miss! Don't forget to e-mail me to RSVP & save your spot at the table for October's Stamp Shoppe TODAY!

You must be registered by Thursday, Oct. 7th, at Noon, to attend!

Click HERE for more information about Stamp Shoppe!
Click HERE to RSVP now.

Hope to see you there!

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