Guest Designer and Fun Layout

Remember this fun layout and workshop card I posted HERE?  One of my fabulous customers, Phyl Lyons of Seneca Falls, NY, attended the workshop and emailed me the following three cards she made using the same layout.  I thought you might like to see how you can take any card and duplicate the layout but use different stamps and colors.  The result is a completely different looking card!

The card above uses Plane & Simple, a great stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog perfect for Father's Day in June.  Item No. 121903 in wood mount $21.95; Item No. 121964 in clear mount $16.95.


I'm sure you'll recognize our "beloved" Bliss stamp set – the darling of the Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Unfortunately, Bliss is no longer available, but a good substitute would be Elements of Style Item No. 118611 wood mount $27.95 or Item No. 120045 clear mount $19.95 OR Notably Ornate Item No. 117098 wood mount $23.95 or Item No. 120561 clear mount $17.95


Here Phyl used Because I Care, the hottest Level 1 stamp set I've seen since becoming a demonstrator!  All my hostesses love this gorgeous set.  You can't purchase it but can earn it FREE by hosting or making a purchase of $150.  Item No. 118384 wood mount or Item No. 120118 clear mount.

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Leadership Dinner Swap

I'm heading to dinner this evening with Amy Johnson and 60 of her team members.  Amy is my upline's 5th level upline!  So it'll be an opportunity to meet many wonderful ladies I don't know, all brought together through our love for rubber stamping and Stampin' Up!  Amy organized a full-card swap at the dinner, and this is the card I made for this special occasion.  I've used the soon to be released Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Bliss – my absolute favorite Sale-A-Bration set this year!  Beginning January 25th, get this awesome stamp set free with your purchase of $50.  We're making full cards, not just card fronts, for this swap, so I began with Whisper White card stock as my base, then added a layer of Early Espresso card stock.  Some Melon Mambo card stock was jazzed up a bit with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch, then a bit of Wild Wasabi card stock.  I punched out Whisper White card stock circles with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and stamped one of the images from Bliss in Wild Wasabi classic ink.  Next came stamping the butterfly image on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Melon Mambo classic ink then cutting it out with my Paper Snips and adhering with a Dimensional.  The final touch is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock stamped with the "thank you" from Because I Care stamp set. I used the Corner Rounder Punch on one side then added a Jewel Basic Rhinestone for a touch of bling.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount – free with $50 purchase beginning Jan. 25
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount – free with $50 purchase beginning Jan. 25
Item No. 118072 Pinking Hearts Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 103579 Paper Snips $9.95
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Punch $6.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95

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Getting ready for Leadership Conference

I'll be leaving for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention in Nashville, TN, on January 12th, and here is one of the three swaps that I came up with for the event.  So far, I've made 180 swaps, so I'll have lots and lots of new samples for my customers to look at when I return.  This card features a brand new stamp set that you'll be able to earn FREE beginning January 25th!  It's called Bliss, and it's one of the eight different items available during Sale-A-Bration, the biggest Stampin' Up! sale of the year.  My color scheme is Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.  I've used all but one of the images in the stamp set to create this card.  The sentiment comes from the hostess Level 1 stamp set Because I Care – you can also earn this gorgeous stamp set free with either hosting a workshop or making a purchase that totals $150 or more.  The Daffodil Delight card stock is run through the Big Shot using the Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and I've used Circle Punches for a quick way to punch out all of the small images.  A piece of Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and a Gold Brad give the card a little accent.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount OR
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount
Item No. 118384 Because I Care wood mount OR
Item No. 120118 Because I Care clear mount
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119959 Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads $6.95
 

Don't Forget!
Today's the LAST day to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog – expires Jan. 3, 2011.  Click the picture of the catalog in the right sidebar to view.

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Congratulations to My Team Members – June

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

Pam Kane
Ruth Petrovich
 
and
Lanette Swarthout

Great job, ladies!

Here's the card I designed especially for them:

 

Oh, you are so going to LOVE working with Marina Mist – a fabulous new blue in the Subtles Collection!  Paired here with Certainly Celery, it is so elegant!  I began my card with a base of Marina Mist card stock.  The next layer is a piece of Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I rubbed on Certainly Celery Classic Ink then spritzed on some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.  The Presto paper is white and glossy, and the designs are revealed when you add color to the paper.  This way, you can have any color you want!  Use Smooch Spritz, Aqua Painters, Brayers, Sponge Daubers or Stamp Pads to create a fabulous color scheme of your choice!  A piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon is wrapped around that layer and tied in a bow before being adhered to the card base.  Next comes the main image – a beautiful hydrangea image from a brand new stamp set called Because I Care.  It's a Level 1 Hostess stamp set in the new 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog, so you'll want to be sure to host a workshop totaling at least $150 or place your order of the same amount as soon as possible!  I added a piece of Marina Mist card stock that had been punched along the bottom using the Eyelet Border Punch.  The "for you" sentiment is from Great Friends stamp set.  The main image is adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

I'm having fun doing a little decorating inside my cards.  Give it a try — it really adds the personal touch!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120118 Because I Care – Level 1 Hostess – earn yours free!
Item No. 113792 Great Friends $17.95
Item No. 117175 Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper $11.95
Item No. 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 118771 Silver Foil Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 109070 Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon $6.95

Don't Forget!

  • To check out all of the great deals on retired stamp sets and accessories.  Click HERE for the list or go to "For Sale" in the navigation bar.

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Beautiful new hydrangea stamp

I love when accidents happen that bring even better results than you had planned!  I wanted to use Melon Mambo and Old Olive on this card and when I inked up this beautiful hydrangea stamp (Because I Care: a new Level 1 hostess-exclusive stamp set from the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog), I grabbed the wrong color marker and instead stamped it with Always Artichoke.  I seldom use this color, but it pairs perfectly with the bright Melon Mambo!  After I finished this one, I made the card I intended to make with Old Olive.  Here's that one:

So you tell me — which green works better?  Leave me a comment by clicking the word "comments" at the end of this post, and let me know what you think.

Both cards begin with pieces I had left over from a workshop card.  To see an additional card with this same base (but in a different color) click HERE.  I began with a card base of Melon Mambo card stock.  An additional layer is created by a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder.  I punched the left-hand side with the Horizontal Slot Punch (retiring on June 30th) and used Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon on the first card and Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on the second and tied them around that piece before adhering it to the base.  Both of these beautiful ribbons will be retiring on June 30th!  The first card uses both the Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch for the greeting.  On the second card, I stamped the thank you greeting sideways on the main image.  I added some more interest by stamping on a piece of 1"x1" Whisper White card stock with the tiny single flower stamp contained in this beautiful set, then used a sliver of Old Olive card stock to act as the "thread" holding the card stock and square Clear Button together.  The Clear Buttons are also retiring as of June 30th, so you'll want to order them, as well as the ribbons and punch, right away.  I'm really going to miss them — they're the perfect accent because you can change them into any color you want.  You'll get 8 buttons in each of 3 sizes: 3/4" circle, 1" circle and 1" square.  The Border Scallop Trim Punch adds a bit to the bottom of the main image.

I just added some retired stamp sets for sale on my blog.  Click "For Sale" in the heading above and contact me to purchase your favorites!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120118 Because I Care Level 1 Hostess stamp set – free with $150 order or workshop
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 105447 Clear Buttons $4.95 – retiring
Item No. 107305 Large Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 114889 Scallop Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 115611 Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95 – retiring
Item No. 113883 Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95 – retiring
Item No. 105089 Horizontal Slot Punch $5.95 – retiring

Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder $7.95

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  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.
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