Luminaria

One of the many wonderful perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the terrific monthly magazine we receive from Stampin' Up! filled with lots of inspirational projects.  This is one project I CASED almost exactly as it appeared in the November 09 edition.  This is a luminaria and looks gorgeous when lit from within by a non-flammable electric tea light.  I began by making a box with Baja Breeze 12"x12" textured card stock, then cut holes in all four sides with the Circle Scissors Plus.  I stamped the Medallion background stamp on Vellum card stock using Soft Suede Classic Ink and adhered them from the inside.  A circle of tiny blossoms decorate the outside edge; I made them using the 4-petal flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and textured Soft Suede card stock.  Next I ran Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stocks through the Big Shot using the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies.  A small center of So Saffron card stock punched from the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack is added to each of the centers, then a Jewels Basic Pearls.  Wouldn't this be beautiful decoration for a Christmas Eve or New Years Eve event?

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 115223 Medallion $17.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 113485 Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies $21.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls (150) $4.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95
Item No. 101856 Vellum card stock $6.50

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Sweet, Sweet Baby

Team member April Waite and her husband just welcomed their second daughter into the world!  I'm sorely without baby stamps so I created this sweet card using the Big Shot almost exclusively (just one bit of stamping!)  I began with a base of Perfect Plum card stock, then ran Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The letters are cut with Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Die in Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Perfect Plum card stocks.  Flowers are cut from Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies.  To create the Certainly Celery center, I stamped the image from the heart in Always stamp set using Certainly Celery Classic Ink then punched it out with the 1" Circle Punch.  For the center of the So Saffron flower, I punched a piece of Perfect Plum card stock with the flower punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I threaded some white crochet thread through an flower-shaped Bitty Button, tied it in a bow, then adhered the card stock flower to the back of the button with a Mini Glue Dot.  A piece of 5/8" White Organza Ribbon completes this soft, sweet card for baby.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 115960 Alphabet Simple Letters $89.95
Item No. 113485 Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies $21.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 113620 Always stamp set $28.95
Item No. 119868 1" Circle Medium $10.95
Item No. 118761 Bitty Buttons $4.95
Item No. 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon $5.95

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Congratulations to my Team Members

I've begun sending a hand-stamped card to each of the top three sales people for the month.  A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out to:

Ruth Petrovich
Lanette Swarthout
and
Pam Kane

for their May sales.  Great job, ladies!

Here's the card I designed especially for them:

A beautiful color combination of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Old Olive make this simple card a hit!  I used Pretty Petals background stamp and my Stampin' Write Markers to achieve the multi-colored background.  A 3-D butterfly comes from Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and the Big Shot.  Notice the cute little button accent?  That comes from a trio of wonderfully coordinating products–Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, Bitty Buttons and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Stamp one of 9 images, punch it out with one of three different punches and adhere it behind one of four different clear little buttons!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:

Item No. 111008 Pretty Petals $17.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 117056 Itty Bitty Bits wood mount $11.95 OR
Item No. 120060 Itty Bitty Bits clear mount $8.95
Item No. 118761 Bitty Buttons $4.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes $16.95

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Tall Tales and Animal Stories

I know I promised you scrapbook pages this month, and what do I do?  Yet another card!  I was getting ready for our Heartfelt Stampers once a month Team Time tomorrow night, and I was really in the card-making zone!  Do you remember when this stamp set Animal Stories and coordinating Tall Tales Designer Series Paper came out, and that's all you saw everyone using?  Well, my 3-year-old grandson wanted to make a card yesterday, and this is his "go to" stamp set.  It happened to be still on my crafting table, and I haven't used the designer paper in months, so here we go!

We sure do go in waves with what we use to craft with, don't we?  I hope I can stop using the new Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder for great backgrounds sometime in the future!  Right now, I grab it for every single card!  My color scheme is taken from the designer paper — So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red and Brilliant Blue.  I stamped the giraffe from Animal Stories in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and mounted it with Dimensionals.  The little "4 you" sentiment is from Tiny Tags and is stamped in Rose Red Classic Ink, punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch and backed with the 1" Circle Punch with Old Olive card stock then slipped underneath the main image.  I used my new Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from the Summer Mini Catalog to create the three tiny flowers and added Gold Brads to the centers of each.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116716 Animal Stories $15.95
Item No. 115678 Tall Tales DSP $9.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 118091 Tiny Tags wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 118592 Tiny Tags clear mount $16.95
Item No. 107217 3/4" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 109045 1" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads $6.95

Don't Forget!

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