Happy Easter Vases

There's less than three weeks left of this year's Sale-A-Bration sale event.  Today I want to show you a couple of the free gifts you can choose with each $50 purchase.

  • The Sweet Sorbet designer paper is so pretty!  It really says "Spring" to me.  It's the perfect color scheme for Easter, too.  The large piece of background paper is from this packet, as well as creating all of the vases.  Just stamp with Vivid Vases stamp, once on a piece of "good" paper then stamp on each of the prints and cut them out with Paper Snips. I adhered some of the vases with SNAIL and a couple with Dimensionals.
  • The Summer Starfruit Twine is another Sale-A-Bration free gift, along with twines in Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, and some cute cork accents.  They're all designed to coordinate perfectly with the Sweet Sorbet designer paper.
  • "Happy Easter" comes from Delightful Dozen stamp set.  I love this set because it contains stamps for many holidays that I wouldn't normally purchase in a full set.  I can turn my "non-holiday" stamp sets into ones for every occasion.
  • I love the little flower accent I was able to create with the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and Clay!  I like to make up a bunch of flowers and have them on hand.  I don't dye the clay, I just make them all white.  Then when I'm designing a card, I can color it any color at all with my Aqua Painter and Stamp Pad.  I do love coordination!
  • Cards don't seem to be complete lately without a couple Candy Dots – here I've used black to bring ou the black cardstock and accents in the paper.


SALE-A-BRATION:  Sale-A-Bration is going strong, with a FREE gift for each increment of $50 you spend thnd thugh the end of March.  View the Sale-A-Bration flyer HERE.  Click here to place your order in my Online Store. Add the current hostess code and receive a FREE set of cards!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photos below to see more details or add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

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Etcetera Vases

Etcetera Vases

Vivid Vases is one of the hottest new stamps from the Occasions Catalog.  There are so many possibilities with this great single stamp.  I've used Vivid Vaces on a previous post, too, but with watercoloring the vases.  And today is the LAST CHANCE to purchase this week's Weekly Deals.  Since the Etcetera Designer Paper is on sale I decided to use it to create this card. 

  • I've stamped the main image on Very Vanilla cardstock and then again on each of 5 different prints from the Etcetera Designer Paper packet.  You'll want Stampin' Up! Paper Snips to easily cut out each vase.  Three of the vases are popped up on Dimensionals, and two are adhered flat with SNAIL Adhesive.
  • The Etcetera Designer Paper lends a pretty, unique color combination – Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pool Party.
  • I used Stampin' Write Markers in the same colors to color in the flowers in a snap.
  • Petite Petals Punch combines with the small circle punch from the Punch Pack to create the little accent in the corner.
  • I've used a Candy Dot Brad Base and a Night of Navy Candy Dot from the Regals Collection in the center of the flower.

Etcetera vases closeup

Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals once again and order your favorites today.  Etcetera Designer Series Paper is on sale for just $8.21.  I'd also be sure to grap some pretty In Color Dahlias – love these little accents!  View some of my creations where I've used the Dahlias by clicking here, here, here, and here.

Weekly Deal Feb 18

Don't Forget!
Sale-A-Bration is going strong, with a FREE gift for each increment of $50 you spend.  View the Sale-A-Bration flyer HERE.  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.  Use Hostess/Workshop Code FT4TXCMR when checking out to receive March's Stamp Shoppe cards FREE!  Photos of the cards are HERE.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photos below to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.





















































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Vivid Vases


You're going to love Vivid Vases, a brand new single stamp featured in our 2014 Occasions Catalog!  And there are several other brand new products featured in this card, too! 

  • I'm loving the soft colors of Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper; I used the Island Indigo zig-zag paper here.
  • Make way for one of your soon-to-be favorite embossing folders – the Scallops Folder!
  • I used two pretty fibers on this card – the Island Indigo Baker's Twine and the Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, which is held in place with  a Hardware Clip.  Don't like the image on the clip?  (This one was the "&" symbol.)  Then just put that to the back.  You still get the cute metal clip on the front and a place to tie your ribbon.
  • I added a strip of Garden Green cardstock run through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die to coordinate with the Garden Green leaves and stems in the flowers.

vases main image

These sweet little flower vases are the perfect stamp to try your hand at watercoloring.  Remember to stamp in Black StazOn Ink, then use your Aqua Painter and stamp pads to do the rest.  I used Pool Party ink for the "watery" look in the vases.  To get the shading, just go over the entire vase lightly with Pool Party, let dry, then apply more ink in the shaded areas.  I like using Naturals White Cardstock because it absorbs the water much better than our Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstocks.  Of course, you can also use Watercolor Paper for optimal results.


THINGS YOU'LL NEED:vases square
Item No. 133818 Vivid Vases – wood only $11.95
Item No. 132971 Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 132994 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 125575 Island Indigo Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 130018 Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 129964 Hardware Clips Essentials $5.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 102316 Naturals White Cardstock (40) $7.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painters (2) $16.95

Don't Forget!
The first few 2014 Occasions Catalog Shares are going out soon!  If you haven't gotten in on this great way to sample all of the new products, do it today!  I have just 2 spots left for the third round of shares and will be ordering them this week!  Click here for all the details on this year's Occasions Catalog Shares.

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