Last Call for Buy 3 get 1 Free DSP!

My favorite designer paper this year is definitely Pocketful of Posies.  I love that one side has large prints in really funky, unexpected color combos while the opposite sides are small tone-on tone prints.  It makes the packet one of the most versatile I've ever owned!  In fact, with the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale, you can stock up and get FOUR packages!  Here I've made a 5-1/4"x5-1/4" card in Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Old Olive and Early Espresso with the main background paper from that gorgeous set of papers.  The images are from My Friend stamp set.  I've added a little flower using more Pocketful of Posies designer paper with the Boho Blossoms and Itty Bitty Shapes Punches.  Along the right side of the card is a strip of Early Espresso card stock punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  I've added some 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in Poppy Parade as well as Basic Pearls to accessorize.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122585 My Friend wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 122587 My Friend clear $19.95
Item No. 122354 Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossoms Punch $16.95
Item No. 119263 Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls ((150) $4.95

Here's Pocketful of Posies in all its lusciousness – both sides! 

 

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Buy 3 Get One FREE sale on designer paper ends August 31st – Click HERE!


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For my BFF!

Here's a fun card using Best Friends Forever stamp set coupled with the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  Color scheme is Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo and Baja Breeze.  I've done some faux stitching where the designer paper meets the Whisper White card stock base using the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool.  The Mat Pack comes with a handy template so you can line up your paper-pierced holes perfectly.  Simply use a Stampin' Write Marker, this card in Island Indigo, to connect the holes.  The heart is cut out with Paper Snips, popped up on Dimensionals and sports a single Rhinestone Jewel for a little bit of bling.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122805 Best Friends Forever wood 23.95 OR
Item No. 122807 Best Friends Forever clear $17.95
Item No. 122367 Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.50
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95
Item No. 123002 In Color 2011-13 Assortment Stampin' Write Markers (5) $14.95

Don't Forget!
The Paisley Petals DSP is included in the Designer Paper sale that ends August 31st – check out our Buy 3 Get One FREE sale HERE!


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Congratulations to my Team Members – June 2011

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

Sheila Edwards
Debbie Sowards
and
Pam Kane

You ladies rock!  And here's the special card I made them.  Well, not exactly!  Somehow in all the Convention and new catalog hoop-la, I forgot to post this.  Luckily, I had made a duplicate card, except changed the sentiment.  Their card said "congratulations".

This snappy color scheme came directly from the Color CoachPink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler and Wisteria Wonder.  Don't think I'd have ever put them together on my own, but with the help of the Color Coach, I was able to try something new!  You can become a color expert combining colors with the help of this handy coach which includes a card for every Stampin' Up! color, a quick reference of all colors in a collection, suggested color combinations and blank cards to record your own color combination ideas.  I used Delicate Doilies stamp set to create the background and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch to create the strip across the card.  The hostess stamp set Swirls & Curls Verses from the Summer Mini Catalog contains super verses to use for any occasion.  I can't for the life of me remember where the flower stamp came from – if you know, leave me a comment so I'll quit looking through my catalog over and over again!  Anyway, they look cute with Silver Brads in the centers!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122590 Delicate Doilies wood $21.95
Item No. 122592 Delicate Doilies clear $16.95
Item No. 123015 Swirls & Curls Verses wood – hostess exclusive stamp set
Item No. 123017 Swirls & Curls Verses clear – hostess exclusive stamp set
Item No. 120148 Color Coach $14.95
Item No. 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads (200) $6.95

NOTE:  I have one extra Designer Series Paper share cut and ready to go! Click HERE to read the details of what it contains. Email me and it's yours for just $27 plus $2.75 postage! 


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Ready for Convention!

I still have to pack, but everything's laid out for my trip to Salt Lake City, UT, and the Stampin' Up! Convention!  I leave in just 3-1/2 hrs.!  Here are the swaps I made to take along – I made about 85 of each design for a total of 170 swaps!  That means I'll be bringing back 170 brand new card ideas for all of my workshop customers to view!  Be sure to book an August workshop with me to view my basket full of inspiration!

Here's a brand new hostess stamp set you're going to LOVE called Simply Soft.  It's a set of 6 two-step stamping stamps that create different floral images.  Color scheme is Elegant Eggplant and two new In Colors for 2011-13 – Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade!  I've used the 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to spif up the flowers.  Thank You Kindly stamp gives the sentiment.

My second swap uses the SAME stamp set – Simply Soft – this time stamped in StazOn Black ink and overstamped with Rose Red Classic Ink.  The new blue is another of the 2011-13 In Colors called Pool Party.  Remember Soft Sky?  Well, it's just a bit more saturated a color but the same tone – love it!  I've used the Petal Cone Die with my Big Shot to make creating the Whisper White banner a breeze.  Word Play stamp set gives this terrific sentiment.

And did you know that as of July 1st, Stampin' Up! has announced a brand new hostess benefits plan with even more benefits?  I love the versatility of this plan – your hostess dollars will give you more of what you want in free products!  Contact me to get your workshop on the calendar and start earning items like this gorgeous stamp set FREE!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122565 Simply Soft (W) OR
Item No. 122567 Simply Soft (C)
Item No. 120308 Word Play (W) $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play (C) $28.95
Item No. 111700 Thank You Kindly (W) $13.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95
Item No. 121884 Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch $6.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $3.95
Item No. 121810 Petal Cone Die $32.95
 


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Hello Again

Lately, I've not had much time just to stamp and be creative without a concrete goal in mind.  I had some of that valuable time recently and got a couple of cards done "just because"!  Of course, I can always share them with you!  This is a stamp set I received from one of the Stampin' Up! events I attended and I must say have never used.  Thought it would be perfect for this sunny card and color scheme – So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red and Basic Black.  I also used a small background stamp called Dot, Dot, Dot on the Wild Wasabi card stock.  The flower has a So Saffron Brad in the center from the Subtles Brads.  Although our Occasions Mini Catalog has come and gone, lucky for me that the Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon has carried over!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 113780 Hello Again $12.95
Item No. 115332 Dot, Dot, Dot $9.95
Item No. 121884 Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 119738 Subtles Brads $6.95

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To purchase your Playful Polka Dots Card Kit – click
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Hello Blossoms

Here's a great card I received from Missy Shipman congratulating me on my sales!  Thanks to all my terrific customers for making this such a fabulous quarter!  The new single stamp Hello Blossoms from the Summer Mini Catalog is a real gem.  Here Missy inked up each area with a Stampin' Write Marker to get the different colors in the image.  She also used my favorite ribbon – the 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, here in Real Red.  It ties like a dream and lays nice and flat for mailing.  The background card stock gets dressed up by the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and the Big Shot.

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Springtime Flower

While the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper is no longer available, I had a few sheets that I really wanted to use to coordinate with the flower image from Flower Fancy stamp set.  This is a great stamp set to show two-step stamping, an exclusive Stampin' Up! stamping method.  The set is designed to stamp the lines with one ink, then fill in with a different stamp and color.  Here I used coordinating colors in Night of Navy and Pear Pizzazz.  Three Silver Brads adorn the center of the flower, and the image is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment comes from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
Item No. 113252 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95

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To purchase your Card Kit of the Month featuring Countryside for 20% off – click HERE!


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Now for the Ladies’ card!

You've seen my line-up for the masculine card we're doing at Card Ministry — now it's time for the more feminine side!

Wasn't sure how "cheery" a get well card was needed, so I made two versions of this card.  The first uses Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie.

This card is more muted – Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze.  The stem is stamped using a set featured in both the Occasions and Summer Mini CatalogsBold Blossom.  And this little card gets its wow factor from the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  Add a Silver Brad to the center, and you're done!  Quick and simple, but oh, so pretty!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 123232 Bold Blossom wood mount $12.95 OR
Item No. 122232 Bold Blossom clear mount $9.95
Item No. 122464 Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch $23.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads (200) $6.95


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Countryside Pump

I can't think of a better stamp set to invest in if you're looking for wonderful masculine images!  Countryside stamp set has so much to offer!  The images look great simply stamped as a sketch, or have fun watercoloring all the detail.  I began with Whisper White card stock then added Marina Mist card stock and a thin strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock that's been run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is also a "must have" tool for masculine card making!  A layer of Soft Suede card stock with three Gold Brads backs the main image which is stamped on Whisper White card stock with Early Espresso ink and also backed with an Early Espresso card stock border.  Main image is popped up with Dimensionals.

NOTE:  If you love this stamp set, check out my Card Kit of the Month and save 20% on Countryside!

That's it for the 4 masculine card choices for our next Card Ministry day – what's your favorite?  I'd love to hear from you!  Just click "Comment" below.  Here are the links for the other three choices:  SailboatLovely as a Tree, Old Truck.  Please let me know which of the four cards we should make this month!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116998 Countryside wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120495 Countryside clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113525 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads (200) $6.95

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To purchase your Card Kit of the Month featuring Countryside for 20% off – click HERE!


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Another masculine card

Here's another possibility for the card ministry (see previous posts).  Just change the sentiment and you have a terrific Father's Day card for next month! 

Night of Navy is the perfect backdrop for this nautical-themed card, placed on Sahara Sand card stock so that the inside of the card isn't quite so dark.  It also helps to have an extra layer so that I could wrap the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around the card twice but have it hidden inside.  Next is a torn piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock, then the main image from the new Summer Mini Catalog called Sail Away stamped on Whisper White card stock with Night of Navy ink and torn as well.  This beautiful sailboat image is a single stamp selling at just $9.95.  "Praying for You" comes from Thoughts & Prayers and is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand card stock and adhered with Dimensionals.  You may like to purchase Best Dad Ever stamp set to use on this card for a great mix of Father's Day, birthday and thinking of you sentiments.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 123013 Sail Away single stamp $9.95
Item No. 123125 Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Not used, but a good choice for this card
Item No. 120399 Best Dad Ever wood mount $18.95 OR
Item No. 120681 Best Dad Ever clear mount $14.95

Don't Forget!
To purchase your Playful Polka Dots Card Kit – click
HERE!
Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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