Ready for Convention!

I still have to pack, but everything's laid out for my trip to Salt Lake City, UT, and the Stampin' Up! Convention!  I leave in just 3-1/2 hrs.!  Here are the swaps I made to take along – I made about 85 of each design for a total of 170 swaps!  That means I'll be bringing back 170 brand new card ideas for all of my workshop customers to view!  Be sure to book an August workshop with me to view my basket full of inspiration!

Here's a brand new hostess stamp set you're going to LOVE called Simply Soft.  It's a set of 6 two-step stamping stamps that create different floral images.  Color scheme is Elegant Eggplant and two new In Colors for 2011-13 – Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade!  I've used the 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to spif up the flowers.  Thank You Kindly stamp gives the sentiment.

My second swap uses the SAME stamp set – Simply Soft – this time stamped in StazOn Black ink and overstamped with Rose Red Classic Ink.  The new blue is another of the 2011-13 In Colors called Pool Party.  Remember Soft Sky?  Well, it's just a bit more saturated a color but the same tone – love it!  I've used the Petal Cone Die with my Big Shot to make creating the Whisper White banner a breeze.  Word Play stamp set gives this terrific sentiment.

And did you know that as of July 1st, Stampin' Up! has announced a brand new hostess benefits plan with even more benefits?  I love the versatility of this plan – your hostess dollars will give you more of what you want in free products!  Contact me to get your workshop on the calendar and start earning items like this gorgeous stamp set FREE!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122565 Simply Soft (W) OR
Item No. 122567 Simply Soft (C)
Item No. 120308 Word Play (W) $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play (C) $28.95
Item No. 111700 Thank You Kindly (W) $13.95
Item No. 104336 Silver Brads $6.95
Item No. 121884 Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch $6.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $3.95
Item No. 121810 Petal Cone Die $32.95
 


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Congrats to Judy

Here's a card to congratulate Judy on her first recruit!  I love the Fall color scheme but just a little on the softer side!  I've begun my card with Crumb Cake card stock (formerly known as Kraft) which has become my new favorite neutral!  I've been using it like crazy lately.  Some Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper and 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon decorate the lower half of the card and Soft Suede Textured card stock the upper portion.  I punched the star from Pear Pizzazz card stock using the Extra Large Star Punch, then ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink with Word Play – oh, what a great stamp set – and punched out using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  More In Color Designer Series Paper in Pear Pizzazz adds a backdrop for the sentiment.  Three Early Espresso Brads from the Neutrals Brads are perfectly lined up using the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 119264 Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 121028 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack – Level 1 hostess gift
Item No. 119736 Neutrals Brads (120) $6.95
Item No. 119875 Extra Large Star Punch $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 120308 Word Play wood mount $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play clear mount $28.95

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Saying Goodbye to Daisy

A good friend lost her Daisy Dog last week and this is the card I made for her.  I know how painful it is when we have to say goodbye to a beloved pet, and I'm hoping that sending her a handmade card might let her know how much I'm thinking of her.  I started out by choosing the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper and building my color scheme around its pretty little flower print – So Saffron, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise.  I used a small piece of both sides of one of the papers, then a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock to back the main image which is punched from an additional piece of the designer paper using the Two-Step Bird Punch.  The Whisper White card stock circle behind the bird is cut with the Circle Scissors Plus.  A piece of Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon is wrapped around the image and tied with some white crochet thread.  I used a Real Red Button from the Brights Designer Buttons pack to add a little pizzazz and tied with some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon through the center.   Don't forget to purchase some Mini Glue Dots – they're the perfect thing to permanently secure your buttons!  The stamping is done tone-on-tone with So Saffron Classic Ink and two different stamp sets – Always for the branches and Word Play for the sentiment.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120308 Word Play wood mount $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play clear mount $28.95
Item No. 113620 Always $28.95
Item No. 117396 Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 117191 Two-Step Bird Punch $16.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95
Item No. 112531 Glass Mat $19.95
Item No. 109034 Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 119747 Brights Designer Buttons $8.95
Item No. 119251 Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95

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Not So Typical Baby Card

I really have to do something about my selection of stamps for babies!  I made THIS CARD a couple of months ago because I didn't own a baby set, and now I needed another congrats card for baby and still didn't have a baby stamp!  Oh, well!  What is the saying?  Necessity is the mother of invention!  So here's a cute card to welcome baby using the new Two-Step Owl Punch and Word Play!  The color scheme is Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist and Early Espresso with just a touch of Cherry Cobbler for the heart and the word "so".  Notice the bottom piece of the main card front?  I used a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and dry embossed the circles using the Crop A Dile.  I used this technique when the tool first came out and then sort of forgot about it.  But it's a quick and easy way to add a little "pizzazz" (pun intended!) to your card!  I used the Circle Scissors Plus to cut both the large white circle as well as the Marina Mist frame.  This handy tool has also been collecting a bit of dust lately, and I'm not sure why!  It's a wonderful tool to create any size circle you need.  The owl is perched happily on a branch from Cheep Talk stamp set, and I used Stampin' Write Markers direct to rubber.  The sentiment from Word Play was stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink directly on the card then again in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White card stock and cut out to highlight the word "so".

THINGS YOU'LL NEED
Item No. 120308 Word Play wood mount $41.95 OR
Item No. 120351 Word Play clear mount $28.95
Item No. 113204 Cheep Talk $26.95
Item No. 118074 Two-Step Owl Punch $16.95
Item No. 119265 Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95
Item No. 112531 Glass Mat $19.95
Item No. 108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95

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Word Play and Travel Journal DSP

I just love when the ole' brain clicks on and I get some inspiration for combining products!  I wanted to use my new stamp set called Word Play and I love this particular image.  I decided to make my husband a "just because" card and maybe slip it into his briefcase before he leaves for work one morning.  So now to come up with a masculine color scheme.  But wait!  I have a whole package of  Travel Journal Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalog that I haven't even opened!  Those colors would be perfect for him!  And then the real light comes on!  The map paper is just perfect with the "world" sentiment!  Oh, yeah!  I'm cookin' now!

The rest was easy — the "world" saying just had to be in a circle, right?  I simply colored in different parts of the stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers to coordinate with the colors of the designer paper, added a bit of Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and I'm done!  Color scheme is Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Garden Green.  Main circular image is popped up on Dimensionals.  I think he'll really like this one!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 120308 Word Play wood mount $41.95 OR
Item No. 120651 Word Play clear mount $28.95
Item No. 117156 Travel Journal Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119760 Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $6.95
Various Stampin' Write Markers $3.50 each

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Posted on : Jul 19 2010
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Posted under All Occasion, Masculine cards |