Nicole & Jim’s wedding card

Nicole's card

My beautiful downline and friend Nicole Bertrand (now Keeler!) just got married, and I knew I had to make a special wedding card for the happy couple!  The couple's wedding colors were Gumball Green, Basic Black and Whisper White, so I followed that for their card.  I don't have much in the way of overtly wedding stamps, but many of our pretty images can work quite nicely.  I based this card on Creative Elements stamp set.  With eight different images that coordinate beautifully, it was easy to add some different layers.  And good news – this great set is carrying over to the new 2013-14 Annual Catalog!

  • I stamped the flourish image in VersaMark Ink, used Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool to heat emboss for a nice, shiny black.
  • Gumball Green circle is punched with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.
  • I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the Gumball Green circle.  It doesn't show up well in the picture, but it adds a lot!
  • Basic Black card stock strip has a punched edge with Scallop Trim Border Punch.
  • "Congratulations" comes from Sweet Essentials stamp set.  Both it and the decorative line are stamped in StazOn and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Don't forget to use your Powder Pal so that the embossing powder doesn't cling where you don't want it.

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THINGS YOU'LL NEED: Nicole's card closeup
Item No. 122645 Creative Elements wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122647 Creative Elements clear $24.95
Item No. 126455 Sweet Essentials wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 126457 Sweet Essentials clear $14.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 109132 White Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 103083 Embossing Buddy $5.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50

Creative Elements

Creative Elements stamp set



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Creative Elements Birthday

Today I'm sharing another birthday card I received from a very talented team member, Kristin Springer.  Kristin used Creative Elements stamp set to create her beautiful card.  Love everything about this one – the torn edges, sponging, and the pearl and Antique Brad accessories.  Kristin even stamped the flower 3 times then cut out the different sized layers and stacked them together.  So pretty!

Item No. 122645 Creative Elements wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122647 Creative Elements clear $24.95
Item No. 117273 Antique Brads $5.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls (150) $4.95

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Such a pretty thank you!

Truly one of the things I love the most about my Stampin' Up! business is the relationships I've made through a mutual love for stamping.  I've met countless women whom I would never have had the chance to get to know if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!  Imagine my delight when I opened this card to find my brand new team member Nicole Bertrand had made this gorgeous card just for me!  She was thanking me for helping her with her very first workshop.  Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, but it's not often I'm on the receiving end of a handmade card!  So ladies, never underestimate how happy it makes someone!

Nicole combined 3 different stamp sets – Creative Elements, Petite Pairs and Four Frames – to make her beauty.  And I don't think she knew it, but she chose my two most favorite colors – Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  Two punches gave a lot of added interest – Scallop Trim Border Punch and Decorative Label Punch – and 3 Rhinestones were the perfect final touch of bling! 

Thanks so much, Nicole.  You made my day!

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Congratulations to my Team Members – July 2011

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

Pam Kane
Debbie Sowards
Pat Adams Schmidt

AND Pat just joined my team in July – she had less than a month of sales!  You ladies rock!  And here's the special card I made them.

Lots of new stuff included in this card!  I began with a Whisper White card stock base then added Calypso Coral.  Next comes some designer paper from the Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper pack bordered with Daffodil Delight card stock cut out with the Tasteful Trim die and the Big Shot.  Basic Gray card stock borders the pretty butterfly from Creative Elements stamp set.  I added Rhinestones and some paper piercing.  The sentiment comes from the hostess stamp set Perfect Words.  Great job, ladies!

Item No. 122470 Perfect Words wood $12/hostesses only OR
Item No. 122472 Perfect Words clear $9/hostesses only
Item No. 122645 Creative Elements wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122647 Creative Elements clear $24.95
Item No. 119720 Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 122355 Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper #10.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.50

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