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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Fun & Fast Notes

Another set that will only be available until June 30, is Fun & Fast Notes.  This super cute set is very versatile and a great starter set.

Check out this cute card I made up to give my Guides and Sparks as a thanks for the great year we had together.

NOTE: Colours used are retired and no longer available.

More Bold Blossom

I've posted a couple samples before using the Bold Blossom set from the Summer Mini catalog.  I'm really enjoying this set and its versatility.  Here are two more samples I created just today.  The first I made for the twins to give their teacher as a thank-you note to accompany the year-end gift.  The second, I made to send a friend.

The summer mini catalog ends August 31 and this fun, versatile and inexpensive set will disappear.

Colours: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Colours: Tempting turquoise, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and
Whisper White

Sunday, 19 June 2011

New Catalog Launch Party

Join me for an Open House, Sunday July 10.  Drop in anytime between 1pm-5pm to make a card using a set from the new Idea Book & Catalog, FREE.

Pick up your new catalog while you're here.  You can pre-order it for $11.95.

I'll also be selling off some of my retiring sets and if you place an order at the open house, you'll be entered into my draw to win a mystery prize-pack!

Please RSVP to let me know you're coming, so I can ensure I have enough supplies for everyone to make their card.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Simply Said, Last Chance

Colours: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White
Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Silver Brads
You know how much I love Simply Said, and how sad I am to see it retire at the end of the month.  That is why I've come up with yet another beautiful card to showcase how awesome this set really is.  I cased this card from my upline, Jennifer Tinline.  I made a few changes from her original design including colour, ribbon and accessories.  This truly is a versatile set and one that you should get before it's too late.  Only 13 more days until it's gone forever.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Waterfall Card

I'm so excited to have just finished making my very first waterfall card!  I've seen them before and thought they were awesome.
Now that I've actually made one, I can't believe how simple they are to make.  Here's my sample using Artistic Etchings.  


The only change I would make would be to the colour of the ribbon, I'd make it Daffodil Delight to match the background of my images.



Colours: Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Real Red,
Whisper White

Masculine Card, Idea 3

Here is a super cute fishing vest card I made for my hubby for this upcoming Father's Day.  The card is super easy to make and I'm sure it'll be a big hit among many.
Colours: Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight.
Accessories:  Gold eyelets, Signo (white) gel pen, Linen Thread
NOTE: fly fishing stickers NOT Stampin' Up!

Fishing Vest Template

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fun & Fast Thanks


A popular set that encompasses many occasions, Fun & Fast Notes, is on the Last Chance list.  While each image has it's own verse, when I mounted my stamps, I cut the verse off and mounted it on the side allowing me to mix and match images and sayings.

I created the following card, by mixing the bouquet with the verse from the cute little bird.  A perfect card to say thanks to a teacher, coach or someone special.  The background uses the Baroque Border wheel.
Colours: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Techniques: Heat Embossing using Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Masculine Card, Idea 2

This super cute swim trunk card is perfect for summer.  Simply cut your shape, use Designer Series Paper or stamp your design, use the crimper to make an "elastic" waistband, and add a tie.

Note:  Ribbon used in sample is not from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Masculine Cards

Colours: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Techniques:  Emboss Resist
One of the most common questions I come across is how to make a masculine card.  With Father's Day just around the corner, here's a great design that you could try using Artistic Etchings.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Last Chance Lists: No Longer Available After June 30


The NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog is just around the corner.  That means it's time for Stampin' Up!® to retire products.  Click on the links below for a listing, by page number, of retiring items.  These items will be available until June 30 only, so act now before they're gone.

Stamp Sets

Accessories

Decor Elements

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