Lots of Card Samples!

At our weekend retreat, there were lots of sample boards from team members showing off their creativity with Stampin’ Up! products.  Many were great Christmas card ideas, and it’s certainly time to be thinking about them.  I’ll share several with you today and more later on!  Unfortunately, I didn’t write down who created what so I’m not able to give credit to our talented artists.

Team display card 4A

I was really drawn to the watercolor effect background for this card using For All Things stamp set.  And the Autumn Wooden Element is a great touch.


Team display card 3A

The quilter in me just adored this beautiful card.  And it’s a great way to use up your designer paper scraps!  Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack is the focal point here, with the sentiment coming from Festival of Trees stamp set.


Team display card 5A

I loved the homespun take on the Bright & Beautiful stamp set.  The addition of the Star Embossing Folder, Doily and Burlap Trim are nice accents.


Team display card 1A

Here in New York, we can only dream of flowers and sunshine right now, but I love this sample using Kinda Eclectic paired with Petite Petals stamp sets.


Team display card 2A

And here’s another beautiful sample of Kinda Eclectic stamp set – this set has got to be one of the most versatile we’ve had in a while!  Love all you can do with the various collage images.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of the creative powers of my team members.

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We’re in our final week for receiving November card kits free.  Don’t miss out on all the great choices this month!  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 November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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More Heartfelt Stampers Shoebox Swaps

Here are some more swaps I made during our recent Heartfelt Stampers Team weekend retreat.  I shared some other swaps in an earlier post here.  We had a color theme – everyone chose one Stampin' Up! color to feature in their card, so we had several monochromatic ones.

Crisp Cantaloupe pairs so beautifully with Calypso Coral.  And the Wildflower Meadows stamp and embossing folder are so much fun to work with together.

Flower Shop has been a super popular seller with its coordinating punch Pansy Punch. And it looks stunning using Coastal Cabana – so soft and pretty!


Lots of lovely shades of purple in this card!  The card base is Perfect Plum, a color I don't use often, but it looks so nice paired with Eggplant Envy and Wisteria Wonder.  And of course the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set with coordinating Hexagon Punch always gives "wow" results!


Too Kind is one of my favorite two-step stamp sets we've ever had.  It's very affordable at just $14.95 for clear, and I just love the effect you get with stamping the flowers in two different colors.  Here the base of the card is Primrose Petal with pretty additions of Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz.

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Creative Convention display projects

This past weekend was our team weekend-long Creative Convention, and it was a blast!  There was so much inspiration to take in!  There were displays where people could share what they've been working on, and althought the lighting wasn't so good, today I want to show you just a few of the amazing projects created by my team members. 

CC hope
Use Core'dinations card stock with an embossing folder, then lightly sand the top for this pretty tone-on-tone look.


CCbaby train
This is an adorable baby train showing off the In Colors as well as Zoo Babies stamp set.

Here's another project showing off the In Colors, this time in a birthday card using Sketched Birthday stamp set.

CCframed piece
This is a pretty framed piece using Season of Style Designer Series Paper and the Color Me Christmas stamp set.

Here's a beautiful card using the coordinating products Truly Grateful stamp set, Sweater Weather Designer paper and 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.

Another card showing lovely coordinating products in the Holiday Catalog – Festive Flurry stamp set, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper. 

How beautiful is this tablesetting, all created with the components in Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper.

Love this punch art idea with Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating Mosaic Punch.  So pretty!

BRAND NEW:  November's "Best of 25 Years" stamp set has just been released.  It's called "Best of Snow" and I am in love with the "Let it Snow image – it's a "must have"!  Here are the images.  You can also click here to view the full flyer:  Best of Snow Flyer
Best of Snow
Item No. 134387 Best of Snow in clear $14.95

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There's always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE),
enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Start your order now!


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Sharing Swaps

Here are a few swaps from a team event we recently had.  All stamp sets featured can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  So many talented ladies in our group!  I'll be sharing more as the week goes on – stay tuned!

Designed by Kristin Springer, this card is so beautiful!  Apothecary Art and Loving Thoughts stamp sets paired with the new Framelits Labels Collection has been a real hit!  I love the touch of the the double butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  Color scheme is Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Don't know who to give credit to for this darling card!  It uses Mouthwatering stamp set and features a simple color combination of Soft Suede, Island Indigo and Whisper White.  So happy about Stampin' Up!'s addition of 5 new colors of Baker's Twine to coordinate with the 2011-13 In Colors!

KC Groth uses the darling set called Gnome Sweet Gnome to create her soft, pretty card.  Colors are Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder.  Lots of sponging on this card, and the cute little lantern is cut out and popped up on Dimensionals.

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Apothecary Birthday

Love, love, love this birthday card I received from my daughter – oh, so pretty!  Lots going on here and lots of new product from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

  • Color scheme is Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Part, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Background piece is run through the Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  • Wisteria Wonder piece is cut with the Big Shot and Paper Doily Sizzlits Die
  • Main image is stamped with Apothecary Art stamp set and cut out with Labels Collection Framelits Die and colored with Stampin' Write Markers

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Dare to Dream

Love this card I received from my upline Aly!  The sentiment comes from a terrific set in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Loving Thoughts.  It makes great use of the Sale-A-Bration promotion – purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products from either of the catalogs and receive a gift from the special Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE!  You can take a package of Brights Designer Buttons which includes 72 buttons, 4 each of 3 designs in 6 different colors, completely free! 

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Christmas Card ideas

Here's my third installment in Christmas card ideas from The Heartfelt Stampers Team!  Click HERE and HERE to see more!

Here's a beauty using Greeting Card Kits stamp set.  Love the use of the Lattice Bigz Die background!  And the ribbon treatment looks so nice – Whisper White Satin Ribbon tied with Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon.

Everyone loves Snow Much Fun stamp set this year!  Here's another great example with this darling set.

Here's a stamp set that's an "oldie but goodie" – Holiday Lineup.  And it gets a fresh new look with some of the products from the Holiday Mini Catalog – Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper and Dazzling Details glitter glue to highlight some of the areas.

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More Christmas Card Swaps

Here's the next set of Christmas card swaps – some fun ideas for your own cards!

This beauty is from April and uses the Winter Post stamp set along with the sentiment from Four the Holidays.  Lots of "Big Shot-ing" going on – the background is oh, so pretty with the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the background; Top Note Die and Scallop Square Die add interest in layers and Sweet Buttons Embosslits Die is a great way to create a paper button that's low in cost, easy to mail and cute to boot!

Love this traditionally elegant Christmas card using Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder for the background, beautiful Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestones and Snow Swirled stamp set.

Contempo Christmas stamp set gets a gorgeous backdrop of Silver Glimmer Paper and designer paper from the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  There's also some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and a Mini Jingle Bell.

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Christmas Card swaps

At our annual Oktoberfest Retreat Weekend, we exchanged Christmas Cards in a swap including 30 people!  It was so much fun to see lots of different ideas for our beautiful seasonal stamps.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Here's a beauty by Nicole using the Holiday Mini catalog stamp set Bright Hopes.

What a truly clever card from Jackie using Holiday Happiness stamp set.  Ornaments are simply punched out of Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit designer paper from the Holiday Mini catalog and popped up on dimensionals.

My apologies to whomever designed this gorgeous card – can't remember who it was.  The border is Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Stamp set is Bells and Boughs from the Idea Book & Catalog, coupled with the Bird Builder Punch used with Red Glimmer Paper.

Stay tuned for more fabulous Christmas Card swaps!  I'll be posting many more!

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More from Oktoberfest Retreat Weekend

I began posting about our Heartfelt Stampers' retreat weekend HERE.  Today, I'll show you some of the adorable gifts and goodies we all received for coming.

Here are some of the treats that everyone who attended received.  Everything was in keeping with the circus theme.

This was a little note card that accompanied a cookie made from Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps – it was packaged in a cello bag with a pretty red bow on top, but I ate it!  Am I terrible?  I didn't even wait to snap a photo!

Here is our second pillow gift.  Notice the darling tag made from Under The Big Top stamp set.  And look at that gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper punched out for the bar bells!  It also uses a Mini Clothespin to keep the bag shut.  And inside was some ruffled ribbon.

I showed you a picture before of our amazing popcorn popper – well, here are the containers we used to dish it up!  The popcorn motif was created from the Cupcake Builder Punch, as well as a punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  So clever!

And here's the card I received for my sales for the month of September.  Love this idea of creating a circus tent!  It's made by punching lots of card stock pieces from the Word Window Punch and another image from the Under the Big Top stamp set.

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