Monday, October 28, 2013

Best of Christmas PP169 & MM81

Playing around with more sketch challenges -- this project is being submitted to two blog challenges:  the first is from The Paper Players where I got the actual sketch and Always Playing with Paper which has a "Santa" theme this week.    

Pulled out the new Best of Christmas stamp set that Stampin Up! released on October 1st.  


Close Up of Santa!   Added some Dazzing Details to his hat, even Santa needs some "bling".

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Best of Christmas and More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White
Paper:  Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Color Dots (Regal), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Old Olive Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch and 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

Soccer Bday Spinner Card

Made this card for my Best Friend's son for his birthday.  His party was held at our local soccer dome and HAD to make a Spinner Card.  Love that the ball moves across the card. . . . . . was definitely a WOW card!!  

 Pulled out a retired stamp set (Just Soccer) and Non Stampin Up! Designer paper and stickers, but I LOVE the final product.   Hope you enjoy my project!! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Sketched Birthday, Remembering Your Birthday and Just Soccer (retired)
Cardstock: Garden Green, and Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon, and Garden Green
Accessories:  Word Window Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Snips, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Truly Grateful Fall Leaves - FM132 & TSSC285

Making some Fall cards today for some Sketch Challenges.   I love watching the leaves turn into the vibrant oranges, yellows and red in the Fall.   When I saw the Sketch on Techno Stampers Blog I thought of a tree trunk with falling leaves.   This card also works for the Challenge on The Friday Mashup Blog.   


Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Truly Grateful
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and More Mustard (retired)
Paper:  Early Espresso Coordinations Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sanding Blocks

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOW!! Cut & Ready Card Base Sets

Stampin Up! is on a ROLL this week!    
Just Announced!  

Through December 31, we're offering a new trial product-our Cut & Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you and your customers to create a stack of cards in no time-or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! 

Each Card Base package contains:
  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color 
  • Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"-scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". (Card Bases are packaged flat.)

Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases   135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases   135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases   135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases  135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases  135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases  135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases  135810 $4.95


25% off 25 Stamp Sets!!

We're celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) we thought we should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!
Dates: October 22-28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Let the Cute Begin - RS#84

I don't know how I missed this Sketch Challenge, but thankfully I am getting my card submitted prior to the link closing!! :)   

Went straight for my Designer Washi Tape for this project and why wouldn't I!?!   It is so easy to use and is a wonderful accessory for any project.   What would you make with Washi Tape???? 

I have been working on so many Holiday cards recently so decided to change it up and make a baby card.   SO CUTE!!!! 

Stamps:  Best of Babies & Brides and Best of Shelli
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Markers, and Gingham Garden Washi Tape

Happy Halloween (Bite Me) - FM131

Saw this Sketch Challenge on The Friday Mashup and wanted to play along.   Had a choice to either (1) use the sketch, (2) make a spooky project or (3) Mash It to create a Spooky project using the sketch.   I went with Option 3!  :)  

I decided to use the "Bite Me Photopolymer Set (Item #134622 $13.95) for my project.   I added some dazzling diamonds on the spiderweb to give it a little glimmer!    Hope you enjoy my creation! 

 Close up of the Spiderweb with Dazzling Diamonds! 
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Bite Me
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Witches Brew Designer Sereies Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:   Snips, Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chalkboard Snowflakes - FMS107

Hi again!   Playing around with the Sketch Challenge put out today by Freshly Made Sketches.   Wanted to make a "non-traditional" colored Christmas Card - so decided to incorporate the Chalkboard Technique into my card.  

You can find the instructions for the Chalkboard Technique at Splitcoaststampers


Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Snowflake Soiree, Joy to the World
Cardstock:  Basic Black and Whisper White
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Versamark, Whisper White
Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice, Neutral Color Dots, White Stampin' Chalk Marker, Sponge Dauber

Creative Elements Lantern

At Convention this year a fellow Demonstrator (can't find my notes with her name) shared some instructions on how to make this Beautiful Lantern with my Sister and I.   I almost forgot about this when trying to figure out what special project my Monthly Club was going to make this month.  

It was easier to create than I thought it would be, that is ALWAYS a welcome surprise.   I can see so many possibilities with this project -- what are your ideas?  Please feel free to leave a comment. 

  Hope you enjoy the Lantern Project!!  :) 

 Lantern Lit Up with Electric Candle
 Close Up View of "window"
 Over-head view, shows all four (4) windows
Stampin Up Products:
Stamps:  Creative Elements, Best of Butterflies, Another Thank You
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Versamark
Accessories:  Stampin Trimmer, Snips, Indigo Twine, Eyelets, Large Rhinestones, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sponged Wetlands Card

Finally finished my last sample for my October Classes!   Was asked to do a sponging technique by one of my Stampin Ladies using the Wetlands Stamp Set (one of our new favorites)!     Here is what I came up with -- it is a very simple card, but sometimes you just need a "simple" card.    Just need a framelit, ink, sponges/daubers and an extra piece of sturdy cardstock!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Wetlands
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Accessories:  Soft Sky Seam Binding, Oval Framelits, and Sponge Daubers (or sponges if you prefer those).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Merry Christmas Card - TSTR#187

Working on my last sample for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack being held in November.   Found a new Sketch Challenge Blog today (The Shabby Tea Room) and decided to play along.  

Wanted to use both the Festive Flurry Stamp/Framelits and the Christmas Collectibles Stamp/Punch so made two "versions" of the card and my Stampin Ladies can choose which they want to use (or both) -- options can be a good and bad thing sometimes!  LOL.  

Hope you enjoy my cards I made the Sketch Challenge!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Collectibles, More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Paper:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits, Christmas Ornament Punch, Sponge Daubers, Silver Ribbon, Dimensionals and Large Framelits

Festive Flurry Season's Greetings - FMS106

Last minute entry for the Sketch Challenge presented by Freshly Made Sketches.    The Festive Furry Bundle may be my favorite bundle in the Holiday Catalog.   I don't mind hand-cutting images, but snowflakes would be "more difficult" so having a coordinating framelit is AWESOME!!

Hope you like my card I made for the sketch challenge!  :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry and Joy to the World
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Paper:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Silver Foil Sheets
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits, Rhinestones, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, and Sponge Dauber

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wonderful Wreath Card - FM130 & CCMC271

I have had a wonderful day in my craft room creating all sorts of cards!!    One of my creations is for my first DUAL Sketch Challenge; from Create with Connie & Mary and The Friday Mashup.  

This is a sample for my October Classes -- I am doing a Holiday card once a month until the end of the year!!   Love spreading the Christmas Cheer!!      

I wanted a little "bling" to my card -- so I colored our Large Rhinestones with Red Sharpie Marker and LOVE LOVE LOVE the final product!! 

Hope you enjoy my card!!!  

Coloring Rhinestones with Sharpie Markers

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Wonderful Wreath and Christmas Messages
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper:  Season of Styles Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark Pad
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Large Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Snips, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Old Olive Ribbon and Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Special Season Tree - FTL260

Having some fun with the Sketch Challenge presented by Clean & Simple Stamping.   

Had to get my snips out to hand cut the presents, but I think it really made the card!   Sometimes going "old school" is fun and makes that card/project extra special.   Yes, I still love my framelits and punches, but don't mind hand-cutting when needed.   :)

Hope you enjoy the card! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Special Season, Wishing You, and Christmas Messages
Cardstock:  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Gold Foil Sheets
Ink:  Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Snips, Bright Candy Dots, Early Espresso Ribbon, Merry Minis Punch Pack (Star)