Friday, April 20, 2018

Magical Day Dragon

What fun to finally do some stamping again.  I've been traveling and recovering from traveling.  My grandson's 5th birthday party is tomorrow and I've been anxious to FINALLY use this adorable Magical Day Bundle to make his birthday card.


The card base is Old Olive.  I stamped the dragon repeatedly for the background on a Whisper White panel. I layered it onto a Basic Black panel that shows just a 1/16th border.  In hindsight I might have stamped off the dragon to make the background a little more subtle.


I stamped another dragon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and colored him with Old Olive Stampin' Blends. The coordinating die set made cutting a breeze.  The Blends make me feel like an artist!  I colored the fire with Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Markers. If you don't have the Blends, markers and a Blender Pen work very well.


 I highlighted areas with my favorite pen, the Wink of Stella   It adds just enough sparkle and a bit of magic.  The inside was stamped with a greeting and I added Wink of Stella to it as well.  Finished it off with some Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

I'd love to be your source for all things Stampin' Up!  You can get the products I've used for this project from my online store here.  Sadly, the Magical Day bundle will be retiring on May 31(or while supplies last) so get it now.  Be sure to use my April Host Code when placing your order.  Of course you do not need the code if your order is $150 as you will qualify for benefits.
Thank you for looking. I love reading your comments.

Debbie



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Retiring Last-Chance Products & Paper Pumpkin 50% discount

What?  Where did this "catalog year" go?  Sad as I am for some of the retiring product the new catalog is always exciting for me.  Stampin' Up! is doing a color revamp for the upcoming catalog so there are 13 colors that are retiring.  Don't miss this opportunity to get yours now!



On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

There is a Paper Pumpkin promotion for new subscribers going on until May 10.  You get 50% off your first two months. The perfect time to try this craft kit in the mail.  


While you are looking at the retiring product be sure to check our the Clearance Rack, new product was recently added at up to 60% off.  Be sure to use the April host code H2NHVYJG when placing your order.  If your order is $150 or more you qualify for host benefits and do not need to use the code. I would love to be your source for all things Stampin' Up!
Happy Stampin'

Debbie

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Amazing You & Last Days of Sale-a-bration

Recently I was visiting my mom and noticed this beautiful card she made.  I think it's pretty much the way she made it.  I didn't think to ask where she got the idea, and she is always looking for ideas.  For about 10 years my mom has been doing a card class every week at one of her local retirement homes.  With 10-15 people at each class she makes a lot of cards! 


Using a Blushing Bride panel I embossed using the floral folder from Petal Pair Embossing Folder.  I cut a scalloped circle using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies on Basic Black card stock, and a Whisper White circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I also cut the word "amazing" from Basic Black card stock using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  These dies are a FREE Sale-a-bration choice with a product purchase of $100.  


The stamped images are from the Sale-a-bration set Amazing You which is available for FREE with a $50 product purchase. I stamped the flower on the Whisper White circle using Basic Black.  I colored it a bit with the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.  But you could add color with an Aqua Painter or a Blender Pen. I stamped the words "you" and "are simply" in Basic Black as well. The circles are mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals.


You can find the supplies to make this card in my online store where you can shop 24/7.  There are just two days left to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration free sets!  You get to choose one of the free sets with every $50 in product you order, but only through March 31.  Use the March host code 4DMU3VGF when placing your order.  If your order is $150 or more you qualify for host benefits and do not need to use the code.

Thanks for looking!

Debbie

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Happy Easter

Where did the time go?  I've been MIA -- I hope you missed me!

I made these Easter cards for my grandsons.  They were fun to make and came together quickly.  I realized that I had not ordered the Hello Easter set that I'd planned to use so I had to pull out a retired set to find a bunny.  How is that possible?  I love bunnies and rabbits!


I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  The "splat" was stamped on a Whisper White panel with Pear Pizzaz then, masking the "A" in the word happy, I used Flirty Flamingo to stamp the word. The bunnies (from the retired set Ears to You) were also stamped with Flirty Flamingo but on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I fussy cut the bunnies and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere them in place of the "A".  The word Easter was created with the Labeler Alphabet set and stamped in Archival Black.



I mounted the white panel to a Flirty Flamingo panel which I mounted onto some retired designer series paper.  The card base is Whisper White.


I think this card will look great in whatever color combo you would like.

You can find the supplies to make this card in my online store where you can shop 24/7.  There are a few days left to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration free sets!  You get to choose one of the free sets with every $50 in product you order, but only through March 31.  Use the March host code 4DMU3VGF when placing your order

Thanks for looking!

Debbie

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faux Watercolor Thank You + Sale-a-bration Second Release

Did you hear?  There is a second release of Sale-a-bration items available now.  I absolutely love the set Eclectic Expressions.  You can get it free with a $50 product order!  My "faux watercolor" is made using this new set.


I started with a panel of Shimmery White and stamped the larger watercolor splotch repeatedly with Sugar Plum, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst.  On a scrap piece of Shimmery White I stamped the same colors using the smaller splotch.  I used the scattered dots, stamping in Fresh Fig over the top of both stamping several times without re-inking.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and is die cut using my Big Shot and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  The following image shows all the stamps in the set.

I used my Aqua Painter to smudge or define some of the edges of the stamped images. The base card is Fresh Fig Card Stock. The "watercolored" panel is mounted to a layer of Basic Black Card Stock with just a 1/16" border showing.


The die cut layer is mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals, tucking some messy loops of Basic Black Metallic Thread behind it.

It's finished off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels

I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code, HZTEG7F6, when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thank you for looking! I think you will love the Eclectic Expressions set.

Debbie

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Panda Valentines with Brusho Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!  I made these simple cards for my grandsons.  The pandas are from the Sale-a-bration set Party Pandas, you can choose free with a $50 product order.  The hearts are Watercolor Paper spritzed with water then sprinkled with the new Brusho watercolor ink crystals and used my Aquapainter to move it around until I was pleased.  I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies to cut the hearts.


The background scatter stamp is from the Sale-a-bration second release set Eclectic Expressions.  It, too, will be free with a $50 product order starting February 16. I got a little carried away with it on one card so I over compensated and used it sparingly on the other.  The balloon is cut from a scrap of Brusho watercolored paper using the same Sweet and Sassy Framelits.



The pandas were stamped on Whisper White using Basic Black ink, they were fussy cut and I used Dimensionals to pop them off the hearts. Oh, and I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen on the white parts of the pandas  Finished the cards off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.



I stamped the greeting inside using the fun set Labeler Alphabet -- it is such a fun set to use and I think my grandsons will like it more than a pretty script greeting.


I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code, HZTEG7F6, when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thanks for looking.  I really do love your comments!

Debbie

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sure Do Love You Valentine in Crumb Cake

I send Valentine's Day cards to my nephews so I needed something masculine and simple.  I reached for the Sure Do Love You Bundle in the Occasions 2018 catalog and Crumb Cake and Early Espresso – I love the outcome.


This was the only heart set I ordered from the Occasions catalog, but I LOVE the striped heart in the Heart Happiness set so I tried adding my own stripes to the heart image in the Sure Do Love You Set.   I didn't think it looked that great at first, but once I cut it and added it to the card I really like it!  Which do you like better -- stripes or no stripes? I'd love you to comment on that!


Card base and top are Crumb Cake Card Stock with a layer of Early Espresso between. The heart and banner are stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The larger leafy heart border is stamped in Early Espresso. I used a Soft Suede Marker direct to the inked heart before stamping. The heart image is popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also add a single Dimensional to the center of banner, but only used Fast Fuse on the ends.  That gives even more dimension to the card. I couldn't resist adding a single Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the heart.


I always tuck a Starbucks gift card into these cards and the Lots to Love Box Framelits set in this bundle gave me an idea.  There are two little pieces that are (I think) to be used to make a spot to pull a card from an envelope.   See those two little pieces in the bottom left corner?


Well, I thought they would be great to add tabs to hold a card.  IT WORKED!  Yay me. Here is how I did it.  First lightly mark with a pencil the outer edges of the card like this:


Then I placed those two dies (using a ruler to align them precisely) along the pencil marks and used washi tape to hold them in place.


Ran them through my trusty Big Shot and voila the card is held in place by the half circle tabs! Don't forget to erase the pencil marks.


I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin'

Debbie