Feminine Thank You

Here's a pretty little thank you I made a while ago and didn't post.  There aren't new products on the card, but it really showcases a lot of "tried and true" products that Stampin' Up! carries.  I started with a base of Whisper White card stock, then added a layer of Peach Parfait.  The center strips are Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz.  The Eyelet Border Punch and Whisper White card stock frame the center piece nicely.  I cut an oval from the Ovals Originals Die using the Big Shot die-cutting machine and stamped with Elements of Style stamp set in Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink.  The blossoms are made with one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and are held on with Gold Brads.  The sentiment comes from Curly Cute and is stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear $14.95
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style wood $27.95 OR
Item No. 120045 Elements of Style clear $19.95
Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95


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Posted on : Aug 05 2011
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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.

Don't Forget!
Register for Stamp Shoppe coming up April 8th and 9th – click HERE!

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Congratulations to my Team Members – July

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
Sheila Edwards
 
and
Cheryl Holman

Great job, ladies!

I also sent a copy of the card to Heather Matos, who achieved her first promotion to Sr. Associate in the first full month she was a demonstrator!  Way to go, Heather!

Here's the card I designed especially for them:

Here's a pretty color combination!  It uses Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizzazz.  Oh, will I ever use Certainly Celery again?!  Pear is just the perfect green for everything!  The Pear Pizzazz card stock strip gets jazzed up a bit with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  Next comes a layer of Early Espresso card stock run through the Big Shot using the new Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Man, do I ever love this look!  The Textured Folders are a must have for all your card making and scrapbooking!  I cut a 2-1/2" circle with Pear Pizzazz card stock and the Circle Scissors Plus then ran Pretty in Pink card stock through the Big Shot with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die.  I stamped the flower image from Elements of Style onto Very Vanilla card stock then punched it out with the Full Heart Punch and popped it up with Dimensionals.  Thanks to my wonderful customer, Jennifer Kay, for asking me if these two products line up to be used together!  It got me thinking about using them on this card.  The saying "From the Heart" is from Watercolor Trio, stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink and punched out with the Designer Label Punch then placed into a frame from Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style wood mount $27.95 OR
Item No. 120045 Elements of Style clear mount $19.95
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $117050 $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 120175 Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119862 Designer Label Punch $15.95
Item No. 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
Item No. 117291 Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware $29.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95

Don't Forget!

  • To purchase your RIBBON, ACCESSORY and DESIGNER PAPER SHARES so that you can have a wide variety of elements for your designing needs!  Click HERE for details and to order.
  • To purchase your CARD KIT OF THE MONTH!  Click HERE for details and to order.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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A Look at the new In Colors

Here's my third and final posting of new colors in the color renovation for the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog.  Stampin' Up! has given us a gorgeous new In Color palette, and we're fortunate enough to have these beautiful colors staying on for TWO years instead of just one!  I'll give you the names below each card that I've made with Elements of Style stamp set.  Greetings are from Teeny Tiny Wishes.


Peach Parfait – A yummy strong peach – maybe think a light Pumpkin Pie.


Pear Pizzazz – I was really disappointed that Kiwi Kiss didn't make it back to the Core Colors, but this luscious green is almost it!  It's a little less bright and pairs beautifully (no pun intended!) with Wild Wasabi and Garden Green.


Poppy Parade – When I look at Poppy, I think it's just red, but put it next to Real Red and you'll see that it has a lot of orange to it.  We really don't have anything like this brand new color!


Concord Grape – When I first saw this color, I was convinced I'd never use it.  After all, we have Elegant Eggplant.  It was only on my shelf about a week before I made THIS CARD and now I'm absolutely lovin' it!


Blushing Bride – This is such a pretty soft mauve.  I had originally thought it might replace Blush Blossom, but it's quite a bit darker and much pinker.  Beautifully soft and feminine.

In Color products for 2010-12 include:

  • Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Classic Ink Refills
  • 8-1/2"x11" smooth card stock
  • 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
  • 8-1/2"x11" smooth card stock assortment
  • 12"x12" card stock assortment containing 20 sheets: 2 ea. smooth, 2 ea. textured
  • 12"x12" Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack assortment containing 40 sheets; 4 ea. of 2 double-sided designs
  • Stampin' Write Markers assortment
  • BRAND NEW Card stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit containing 5 Classic Stampin' Pads and 20 sheets of assorted 8-1/2"x11" card stock for just $29.95 – you're getting the card stock almost free (paying just $.20)!  Be sure to order this bundle to get started using the new in Colors!!!

Order July 1st!  Item No. 120952 Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit $29.95

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash!  Click HERE for more info!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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A Look at the Returning In Colors

It's so fun to reconnect with old friends!  Please welcome back some of our favorite In Colors from the past, now becoming Core Colors and staying with us for a good long while!  I'm continuing my grouping of 4" x 4" cards and showing you samples of the colors we've all been missing.  To see a past post on new Core Colors using the same cards, click HERE.  I used Elements of Style to stamp each card, along with sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Each color name is listed below the card.


Baja Breeze – will be joining our Subtles Collection and is lighter with a bit more green than Bashful Blue.


Riding Hood Red – Just a bit "quieter" than Real Red and not as dark as Cherry Cobbler, this red is sure to fit into lots of your projects!  This beautiful color will join our Regals Collection.


River Rock – Returning in the Neutrals Collection, this color is a chameleon!  Its color changes depending on what it's paired with.  It's probably considered a true khaki.


Wild Wasabi – A lighter version of Garden Green, this gorgeous color is returning as part of the Subtles Collection.


Tangerine Tango – This Brights Collection addition is a combination of Only Orange and Pumpkin Pie.


Pacific Point – One of the most gorgeous blues we've had, this is the updated Brilliant Blue for the Brights Collection.

Be sure to purchase all of the new Stampin' Up! colors when they're available on July 1st.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Available now:
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style wood mount $27.95 OR
Item No. 120045 Elements of Style clear mount $19.95
Item No. 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes $36.95
Available July 1st:
Item No. 111833 Baja Breeze Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 105120 Baja Breeze 8-1/2"x11" card stock $6.95
Item No. 111836 Riding Hood Red Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 111348 Riding Hood Red 8-1/2"x11" card stock $6.95
Item No. 109010 River Rock Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 108640 River Rock 8-1/2"x11" card stock $6.95
Item No. 109014 Wild Wasabi Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 108641 Wild Wasabi 8-1/2"x11" card stock $6.95
Item No. 111834 Tangerine Tango Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 111349 Tangerine Tango 8-1/2"x11" card stock $6.59
Item No. 111837 Pacific Point Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 111350 Pacific Point card stock $6.95

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash!  Click HERE for more info!
  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • 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.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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A Look at the new Core Colors

There are now less than 2 weeks until the release of the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog, and the hot news is, of course, the huge color renovation!  I created this group of 4" x 4" cards to show you all of the brand new Core Colors that Stampin' Up! has added to the palette.  I used Elements of Style to stamp each card, along with sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Each color name is listed below the card.

Cherry Cobbler:  A nice, deep red with vibrant tones and lots of life!

Early Espresso:  I always thought Chocolate Chip a deep brown until I met this fabulous color!

Marina Mist:  The PERFECT blue!

Cajun Craze:  Really Rust with attitude!  Love this "spicy" orange.

Daffodil Delight:  Finally – a really useful bright yellow!  Think Summer Sun updated for 2010.

Crumb Cake:  While this color is technically not new, Stampin' Up! has renamed Kraft and has added a matching Classic Stamp Pad.

Stay tuned — I'll be sharing the group of returning In Colors that will join the Core Colors, as well as the brand new In Colors for 2010-12.  Yes, that's right!  In Colors will be staying on for two years instead of just one!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Available July 1st:
Item No. 119685 Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2"x11" card stock 24 sheets/$6.95
Item No. 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 119686 Early Espresso 8-1/2"x11" card stock 24 sheets/$6.95
Item No. 119670 Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 119682 Marina Mist 8-1/2"x11" card stock 24 sheets/$6.95
Item No. 119668 Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
Item No. 119683 Daffodil Delight 8-1/2"x11" card stock 24 sheets/$6.95
Item No. 119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin Pad $5.95
Item No. 120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2"x11" card stock 24 sheets/$6.95
Item No. 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95
Available Now!
Item No. 120045 Elements of Style clear mount $19.95 OR
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style wood mount $27.95
Item No. 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes $36.95

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash!  Click HERE for more info!
  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • 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.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Spotlight on Elements of Style

One of my downline team members, Ruth Petrovich of Rochester, NY, made this great example of the spotlighting technique.  And it's a great way to wish all you moms out there a very happy Mother's Day today!

Ruth used Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla to create her beautiful card.  The floral stamp is from Elements of Style, and she created her spotlight with Watercolor Paper, an Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  Using Watercolor Paper here really adds a lot of punch–it's just ever so slightly brighter than the Very Vanilla and it helps Ruth's watercoloring to come out just perfectly!

Have a wonderful day today!

Don't Forget!

–To sign up for the Dots & Designs Card Kit Class!  Click HERE for details.
–To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 
–To purchase all of the retiring color products you need!  Click HERE to order!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Posted on : May 09 2010
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Thank You Treat Holder

Here's a quick way to package a thank you treat for someone special!

I learned to make this fun treat holder at one of the Stampin' Up! conventions I attended, although I'm afraid I can't remember which one!  I started with textured Going Gray card stock that measures 11" x 4" and scored at 4" and 5".  I stamped using Basic Gray Classic Ink and Elements of Style, which will be available May 1st.  I've already used this stamp set so many times; it's really fun and versatile.  Just type "Elements of Style" into the search box at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar and you'll see lots of cards using this gorgeous set.  Next came a strip of Pretty in Pink card stock stamped in Basic Gray Classic Ink using one of the sentiments from Thank You Kindly.  A ribbon rose using Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon completes this gift.  Tuck some matching treats in a Medium Flat Cellophane Bag.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style $27.95 in wood OR
Item No. 120045 elements of Style $19.95 in clear mount
Item No. 111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95
Item No. 109053 Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 109054 Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 102757 Medium Flat Cellophane Bags (50) $4.50

 


Don't Forget!

To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Posted on : Apr 22 2010
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Paper Flower Hummingbird

I'm having lots of fun making these paper flowers and adding them to my crafting!

My color scheme came from the beautiful designer paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Shades of Spring.  It's Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.  The stamped images are from Elements of Style, a new stamp set that will be available on May 1st, from the Summer Mini Catalog.  Click HERE,  HERE and HERE to see other samples made with this great new set. I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the flower and filigree image directly on the rubber, and the hummingbird is cut out and adhered with Dimensionals.  I used some Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon behind the flower. 

The flower is made by cutting out Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper using the following:

  • 1 flower from the smallest flower on the Flower Folds Die for the Big Shot
  • 1 flower from the XL Fancy Flowers Punch
  • 6 flowers from the Scallop Circle Punch

Just crumple each flower up, then smooth out and stack them in the order above.  Using a Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, pierce a hole through all 8 layers, then add a brad through the center.  Work the petals of the flowers back to achieve the desired look.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117160 Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 118611 Elements of Style stamp set wood mount $27.95 or clear mount $19.95
Item No. 117288 Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 115970 Flower Folds Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
Item No. 118073 XL Fancy Flower Punch $15.95
Item No. 116631 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.50
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack $9.95


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Heartfelt Stampers Swaps

There is so much talent in our Heartfelt Stampers team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators!  I'm sharing just a few of my favorite swaps I received at our Team Time in March.

Here's a swap from Aly Schilling, my daughter and team leader.  I love her unusual color combination.  Here's Elements of Style again!  Doesn't it have such a different look?  View two other cards using this preview set from the Summer Mini Catalog HERE and HERE.  You can order yours beginning May 1st!

Next is a beautiful card by Phyl Lyons.  Phyl used Of the Earth Hostess stamp set, as well as Well Scripted, with a beautiful palette of Ruby Red, Bordering Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White.  She used the Texturz Plates Kit #4 to add dimension to the Bordering Blue card stock.

Next is a gorgeous card from Pam Kane.  Pam used the Level 2 hostess stamp set called Asian Artistry.  I love her layout, especially all the layering and the torn and folded corners.

Here's a fun card from Christine Luce.  Christine prepared her background by coloring with Watercolor Crayons in Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Pixie Pink, then used an AquaPainter to colorwash the background. She used Choo Choo stamp set and stamped the train image with StazOn Black Ink.  Great card!

Next up is Patty Braun's beautifully simple card using C is for Cat.  Notice that her special feline friend sports a blingy color made with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.  She embossed the background with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.

Jen Rios-Raner led our make-and-take project, and she showed us how to use the Tulipe Die with the Big Shot to make our own stencil.  Then add color to your card stock by sponging on inks with the Sponge Daubers.  We also added more interest to the stencil image by rolling it with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  We added some other darling little details with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon and Pretty in Pink Sending Love Epoxy Brad.  I always love Jen's deslgns!

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for our Spring Stamping Retreat Weekend! Click HERE for more details and to register!
  • To sign up for the Spring Card Class!  Click HERE for more details and to register. Deadline is today, March 14th!
  • To sign up for the March Card Kit!  Click HERE for more details and to purchase!  Deadline is tomorrow, March 15th!

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