Have A Cuppa is Tea-riffic

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Today I have two versions of the same card and I need your help – which do you like best?  Leave me a comment and vote for “tea-riffic” or “it’s your day”.   It’s all about the Have A Cuppa product suite in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.  This is one set that I’ll never part with, even when it retires.  I absolutely love the coordination between the stamped images in A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies.  And right now you can bundle the two together and save 15%.

  • Color scheme is Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Whisper White – lots of the most popular Stampin’ Up! colors!
  • The Have A Cuppa Designer Paper is 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs in a 6″ x 6″ stack and has a wonderful mix of bolder prints and prints that are more tone-on-tone.
  • Take a snip of Melon Mambo Cardstock and the heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to create the little heart motif.   A Rhinestone Jewel is the perfect accent for the heart.  And this week, Rhinestones are a part of the Weekly Deals – marked down to just $3.75!

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  • This version features the Fabulous Four stamp set – perfect to send this card as a birthday card.
  • For both cards, I stamped the cup in Bermuda Bay ink and the lemon in Crushed Curry ink.  The cup has a framelit that works nicely to cut it out and I used my Paper Snips for cutting out the lemon.  I also added a slice in the center so that it can look like it’s sitting on the cup’s rim.  A Dimensional on the front piece of the lemon really makes it come to life.
  • Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect accent for my card.  It matches the designer paper perfectly and ties beautifully around the cup handle.

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Here are both of my cards up close.  Remember, leave a comment and let me know which card you like best.  It’s fun to hear from you and sometimes my favorite isn’t always your favorite!

 

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Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Birthday

Rose Wonder and Rose Garden bundle

 



 

You don’t have to work very hard to create a great card using the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin’ Up!  This card went together in just a few minutes!

 

Are there any cross stitchers or embroiderers out there?  You know how you work at filling in the colored portion of your creation and it isn’t until you begin outlining the images with black thread that your needlework comes alive?  Or think of stained glass with the black lead between all the pretty colored glass.  Basic Black Cardstock cut out with Rose Garden Thinlits has a very similar effect!

 

And did you know – the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper offered free during Sale-A-Bration is still available!  It’s one of your many choices when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! supplies, but only until March 31st!  I used the Melon Mambo and the Bermuda Bay pieces for this card.

  • The Melon Mambo designer paper piece is cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is adhered to the Basic Black Cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then to the Whisper White Cardstock base.
  • Then I cut out the beautiful rose image from Rose Garden Thinlits using Basic Black Cardstock and the Big Shot.  The Precision Base Plate will be helpful with being able to get the thin cardstock out of the thinlit frame.
  • Next cut pieces of the Bermuda Bay designer paper just slightly bigger than the two leaves.
  • The Fine-Tip Glue Pen will be your best friend with this thinlit set.  It’s so easy to apply the small amount of adhesive needed along each of the thin, black cardstock pieces.
  • Apply glue all along the back side of the leaf pieces and adhere the Bermuda Bay designer paper to the two leaves.  Simply trim away the excess with Paper Snips.
  • Now you’re ready to adhere the rose image in place – you can use SNAIL Adhesive on the back side of the leaves, but use your Fine-Tip Glue Pen again for the thin pieces that make up the rose.

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  • Now all that’s left is to create a sentiment!  And the Rose Wonder stamp set has so many great ones – birthday, thank you, wedding and sympathy.  Included in the stamp set is the stamp for the label, and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies contain a thinlit to cut it out.
  • Be sure to create some dimension by popping the sentiment up with Dimensionals.

 

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Perfect Pairings for Sale-A-Bration

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With Stampin’ Up! stamp set Perfect Pairings, you’ll be ready for all sorts of events.  And the best news?  This great stamp set can be yours free with a qualifying purchase ($50 in product before tax/shipping) during Sale-A-Bration!  But hurry – Sale-A-Bration is over March 31st!  Here’s the complete stamp set:

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  • Color scheme is Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo – nice and cheerful!
  • A grabbed a piece of Melon Mambo printed designer paper from the Have a Cuppa Stack and made a quick tag using a Framelit from the Tags & Labels set along with the Big Shot.
  • Some White Satin Ribbon slides through the hole in the tag nicely, and I’ve tied a bow around it using a new ribbon from the Occasions Catalog – Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon.
  • Stamp any sentiment you need on the Daffodil Delight cardstock banner!

 

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  • Then finish it off with three Daffodil Delight Candy Dots – so quick and simple!

 

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Happy Home Birthday

Happy Home Birthday


 

The new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is full of fun products for birthday cards.  And again I love mixing the old with the new.  Here the “old” is the Cupcake Punch, which takes on a fresh, new look when coupled with some of the new products.

  • The Have A Cuppa designer paper stack is SOOOOO versatile!  Here’s a card using this paper for a Valentine’s Day Card.  And now here’s a piece that has a cute cupcake image – as well as two other pretty prints.
  • The color scheme – Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder and Basic Black – comes from colors in the entire pack.
  • The new Baker’s Twine  Combo Pack contains two spools – one that’s Black and Mint Macaron and one that’s Black and Melon Mambo.  Grab some Glue Dots to  stick your Baker’s Twine on with.
  • It’s My Party Enamel Dots contains 96 enamel dots, 16 each in 3 colors and 2 sizes, including Melon Mambo.

 

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  • The only stamping is the sentiment from Happy Home stamp set.  You’ll be seeing more of this beautiful set that coordinates with the Hearth & Home Framelits that were offered in the Holiday Catalog and are offered again in the Occasions Catalog.  Bundle & Save 15% when purchasing the stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Be  sure to take a minute to sign up for my Birthday Club.  On your birthday, you’ll receive a similar hand-stamped card mailed to you, as well as a coupon for 20% off your entire order during your birthday month!  Check out my Birthday Club HERE.

 

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Celebrate Today

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Here’s a fun birthday card using Stampin’ Up!’s Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloons Framelits Dies.  Purchase these two great products together and bundle and save 15%!  I love this simple layout that can really showcase the products.

  • Color scheme of my card is Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo and Basic Black.  No one does a better job of color coordination in products than Stampin’ Up!,  and the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon matches perfectly with the Melon Mambo cardstock. 
  • My cute flower is cut using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Add a White Perfect Accent to the center – they’re self-adhesive, so you need no additional glue.
  • Black and white with a pop of color is always a classy choice, and the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper will keep you in style with 12 different black and white patterns.
  • Corner rounding is also a nice touch.  Corner round just a couple of corners for added interest using the Corner Rounder Punch.

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  • The stamp set comes with a straight “string” but I wanted mine curly, so I just grabbed my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and drew it in.

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Happy Birthday with Cottage Greetings and a Cherry on Top

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Sprinkles of Life is the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set this year – Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to this worthy organization for each of these stamp sets purchased.  Buy this great set AND support this cause – a great combination!

I love the coordination of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Cherry on Top designer paper.  In fact, I had a hard time deciding which papers to use with my card – they all looked great!  So here are a few other samples with different papers for the center strip.

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  • Another star of the show is the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  This great set was designed to go with the Cottage Greetings Card Kit (which I’ll show you another day), but of course, you can always use the stamp set with other cards.  I just love the whimsical font!
  • You’ll want to grab the Tree Builder Punch that also coordinates with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This will enable you to punch out many of the images in the stamp set.  I’ve popped up the cupcake top with Dimensionals after punching it out, as well as the cherry on top of the cupcake.
  • Stampin’ Up! is now carrying a banner punch so that you’ll never have to figure out how to cut your banner ends evenly again.  It’s called the Banner Triple Punch and is designed to punch three different width of strips, but really any size strip will work.  It’s a must for quick, neat banners.
  • Another greatly used punch in my stash is the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.  It was designed to be just the right “swoop” for your Project Life cards and photos, but it works perfectly for your cards, too.  Just rounding one corner and placing the background Whisper White Cardstock over to the far left rather than centered gives this card a fresh look.

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  • Place your cupcake on a Crushed Curry Cardstock circle using the Circle Framelits and Big Shot.
  • Don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your cupcake.  I used a 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the cupcake top.  And for the shiny 3D finish on the cherry, just add a little dab of Crystal Effects.  Be sure to let it dry – it takes a little time.

 

REMINDER:  My Stampin’ Garage Sale is still going strong!  Get 40-75% off my personal retired Stampin’ Up! products – check out all the information HERE.

 

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And as always, make a purchase through my Online Store HERE and you’ll receive free card kits from me as a thank you.  June’s Card Shoppe cards were posted a bit late this month, so I’ll be offering this same great line-up through July 15th.  On July 16th, we’ll switch over to the July Card Shoppe card choices.  (There are also July Stamp With Me card choices HERE.) When ordering, please use Host Code YDUJ9V49 in your shopping cart.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Happy Birthday and Bohemian Borders

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With the Bohemian Borders stamp set by Stampin’ Up!, you can create beautifully simple cards in a jif.  Any color combination can be used.  Here I’ve chosen Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron – just a little different from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper colors.

The other featured stamp set is a host-exclusive set called Happy Birthday, Everyone.  I just love the font on this one, and it’s a stamp set that’s literally for everyone!  Earn yours free when you purchase a minimum of $150 in my online store.  You can also host a workshop in your home and receive this set for free.  Email me if that’s something you’d like to do (and you’re within an hour’s drive of Rochester, NY).  OR another way that you can receive this stamp set is my Birthday Club – check it out HERE.

A piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper works great for lining the envelope, since the sheet I chose is a Bermuda Bay print.  This pretty touch really ramps up the wow appeal of your cards.  Be sure to order the Envelope Liner Framelits so you can line all of your special creations.

I have to confess – I’m having a very hard time working today!  It’s picture perfect here in Central New York, and I just want to be gardening!  So I decided to try something different and shoot my card photo outside – what do you think?

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Stamping the “to an amazing woman” in a different color ink on a separate piece of Whisper White Cardstock and putting it on Dimensionals adds a nice touch.

 

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Build a Birthday

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The star of our card today is the new Build a Birthday photopolymer stamp set from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog – just released this month!  You’re going to love all of the possibilities with this terrific set, and we card makers make a lot of birthday cards!

 

  • You’ve probably seen lots of fun ideas coordinating the Build a Birthday stamp set with the Cherry on Top Designer Paper and Washi Tape.  While I absolutely love this pairing, I wanted to show you some different colors with my card.  I actually still chose colors from one of our beautiful new designer papers called Schoolhouse, using Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.  But what makes this card really special is the addition of all of the silver elements.
  • I’ve used the little flower in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to add a row of flowers to the top of the cake, punching out Silver Foil Paper.  A sweet little Silver Ribbon bow also accents the cake.  “Birthday wishes” is heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.  There’s a frame around the main image using Silver Foil Paper.  AND the envelope is lined using Fancy Foil Vellum run through the Big Shot with the Envelope Liner Framelit.  That’s a lot of silver!  This card would also be perfect for a wedding shower, an anniversary or a retirement.

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  • Don’t forget your Glue Dots.  They’re invaluable for holding on the flowers as well as the bow.
  • The final accent are three Tangerine Tango Candy Dots from the Brights Candy Dots packet accenting the flowers.

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weekly deals

You might want to add on some of the great Weekly Deals to your order to qualify for free June card kits!

 

2015-16 ANNUAL CATALOG SHARES

Orders are still coming in for all of the great shares I’m offering for the new Annual Catalog!  Have you ordered yours yet?  See all of the details HERE.

 

ANNUAL BOGO SALE

And there’s still time to get in on my annual BOGO Sale – buy from the new catalog and receive my gently used retired merchandise completely FREE!  Details can be found HERE.

 

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June 1st begins a new month for earning Card Shoppe Card Kits!  Use host code J2GUCDNQ when ordering to receive your June Card Shoppe cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Happy June Birthdays with Layered Letters Alphabet

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Happy June!  I’m in the process of making a big stack of these birthday cards to send out to my customers and team members whose birthdays are happening this month.  I’m sharing it here for three reasons:

  1. Learn how to receive your birthday card – with enclosed 20% off coupon – on your birthday month with my Birthday Club.  Click HERE to read all about it and to sign up.
  2. After seeing this pretty card, I just know you’ll want to sign up for my new 2015-17 In Color Club – an easy, affordable way to get all of the new In Color products.  Click HERE to read about the In Color Club and to join now.
  3. The black and white designer paper is part of a brand new 12″ x 12″ paper pack called Everyday Chic.  Grab yourself a Designer Series Paper Share that I’m offering and receive it, as well as a total of  111 6″x6″ sheets of all of the new designer papers for this year!  Click HERE for all the details about my Catalog Shares.

And now on to the card details.

This card features almost all brand new product from the 2015 Annual Catalog that is being released tomorrow – June 2nd!

  • I began the idea for making this card by realizing that “happy” has 5 letters and there are 5 new In Colors. – Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  What could be more perfect!
  • And the best new alphabet set is Layered Letters Alphabet.  The stamp that creates the 5 colors behind the word is also included in this set.  I’ve owned alphabet stamps in the past, and this one has already gotten more use than any of the ones before.  And it comes in photopolymer so it’s really easy to line up everything.  Be sure to use Black Memento Ink with your photopolymer stamps.  It’s easy to remove without a lot of staining.
  • The “birthday wishes” sentiment comes from another new stamp set called Build a Birthday.  You’ll definitely be seeing this stamp set more than just the sentiment used.  It’s a great cake-building stamp set, also in photopolymer so that you can line up all the different layers of the cake.
  • Everyday Chic has all black and white patterns to it and is totally usable for all your projects.  I was fortunate enough to receive this package of paper on the Incentive Trip to Hawaii; it isn’t available to demonstrators for pre-order, so there is no code generated for it at the bottom.  Just know that on June 2nd, you can order Item No. 138445 for $11.

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Butterfly Basics Collage and FINAL Day for May Card Kits

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I think my favorite stamp set in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog would have to be Butterfly Basics with the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  I love all of the collage-type stamps that you can work with in this versatile stamp set.  I’ve used 5 of the 11 stamps in this card, and you could make a totally different looking card using the other 6 stamps.  And good news – it’s available in all three stamp types – wood, clear mount or photopolymer – so that you can choose just the one you want.

  • Of course, I had to add a few splatters from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set!  If you don’t have this stamp set yet, I’m not sure how you’re able to make cards!
  • My color scheme is Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla, with a touch of Sahara Sand.
  • The Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim is a must for your vintage cards!  It also works perfectly with wedding.  Just apply a line of Fast Fuse Adhesive where you want your lace to be and stick the lace into the adhesive, gathering it along the way.
  • A pretty row of Pearls accents the butterfly’s body.
  • There are several things I’ve used on my card that will soon retire – Window Framelits, Basic Hodgepodge Clips and Blackberry Bliss Ribbon.
  • I love the coordination of the Butterflies Thinlits with the stamped image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  But there are also two very intricate butterflies in two different sizes that make the Thinlits set a must!

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  • Since the Blackberry Bliss cardstock is so dark, I lined the inside with Very Vanilla cardstock that was stamped on the corner for a bit of fun coordination.

You can’t go wrong with this beautiful stamp set and thinlit combination!

 

 

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May Card ShopMay 30th is the LAST day to receive May Card Shoppe card kits!  It’s also “last call” for retiring products from the 2014-15 Annual Catalog AND the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Time to get your last orders in!  Get all the details about this month’s Card Shoppe card kits HERE.  Use Hostess Code EA37BTTF in your shopping card when you place your order in my online store HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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