Sunday, March 24, 2013

This and That Stampin' Up Promotion

This and That

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So Stampin' Up is happy to introduce their newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but Stampin' Up is giving you the chance to get it now.

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
Read On . . .
  • Stampin' Up is introducing the line with these five products, but they'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but Stampin' Up is only offering the discounted bundle until April 30).
  • You can place orders on any order type (customer, workshop, or online).
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But don't forget you can get all five together and save 15 percent? 
  • Did your spidey eyes see that two of the In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? Your eyes were right. You'll just have to check out the catalog transition information in April to see what that's all about. 
If you are interested in the products and would like me to help you with ordering, just let me know. I'm going to put in my order. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Burwell Shoebox 3

These are the last of the Burwell shoebox cards. This first one is designed by Marilou.
How perfect is this for Easter next week!

And this final card is from Loretta.
I enjoyed the day in Burwell and can't wait until we can get together again.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Burwell Shoebox 2

A couple more shoebox cards that were made at the Burwell stamp club.

This card was provided by Earla. It has an embossed, transparency covering a beautiful glittery paper. The transparency is attached using ribbon.

This card was provided by Pat. The card will fit in one of those small envelopes. Here are the measurements of the different pieces . . .

Front, right flap: white piece is 1 3/4 x 3 in., light purple is 2 x 3 1/4 in., dark purple folded card stock is 2 3/8 x 7 in. folded at 3 1/2 in. The light purple mat on the inside of this purple is 2 x 3 1/4 in.

The left flap dark purple measures 3 x 9 1/4 in. folded at 3 1/4 in. The designer series paper pieces measure 3 x 2 3/4 (front flap), and the inside measures 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.

Thanks again, ladies for such neat ideas.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Burwell Shoebox cards

It was my pleasure to be able to demonstrate at the Burwell stamp club a couple weeks ago. Here are the shoebox cards that were available to make following the stamp club cards. I had my daughter, Paige, with me that day so she enjoyed getting to make most of these cards. Thanks ladies for providing such fun projects. I hope it is okay to be sharing them here.

Happy St. Patrick's Day--provided by Nancy
The clovers are two heart punches folded in half and placed back-to-back. Love the dimension.

The next card was provided by Kirsten . . .
Several had to make this card at the Chambers get-together. The dots were made using a pen and a paper-piercing mat. There are no actual pierced holes in the card. Thanks for sharing ladies. More samples tomorrow.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Okay, one more chalkboard technique card. I believe this will be one of the cards I'll have the ladies make at the Burwell stamp club this Saturday. Hope they like it.
The ladies will have a chance to try the chalkboard technique, if they have never tried it before. The center saying is from one of the Sale-a-bration sets available for free with a $50 purchase. The banner piece is from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating framelits. The paper doily is available in the Spring catalog and the butterflies were stamped using the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and punched using the new Bitty Butterfly punch available in the Spring catalog. The elegant eggplant card stock was embossed using the tulip embossing folder.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Still another chalkboard technique card . . .
and another flower made using the Secret Garden framelits. This card also has the lace border, Delicate Designs embossing folder along the bottom and I used the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die for the black chalkboard piece.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chalkboard technique

Here's another chalkboard technique card . . .
I also included a dimensional flower and leaves cut out used the Secret Garden framelits. I did spritz the card with silver shimmer mist to give it a little extra sparkle.

Photopolymer Stamps

Introducing: Photopolymer Stamps by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is introducing a cool new Photopolymer stamp choice. 
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What is it and what makes it so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 

They are starting off with one stamp set and plan to offer a new one each month on a trial basis.  Now Stampin' Up! offers options for every kind of stamper: wood-mount, clear-mount, and now photopolymer!  Can I have woohoo?!
Designer TypesetPhotopolymer Stamp Set - 132956 (57 images)
Price: $13.95
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  • Use this exclusive photopolymer alphabet set (with extras!) for titles or embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, or any type of project. 
  • Clear block sizes A, B, G, F, and I are recommended (not included in the set).
  • Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. 
  • Our top-quality photopolymer gives a perfectly stamped image every time. 
  • Best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price...only $13.95 for 57 images!
I'm looking forward to giving these stamps a try!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Chalkboard technique

I had a chance over the weekend to mess around with the chalkboard technique. Here's one of my examples . . .
If you have any questions, just email me.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mini Envelope Album

I still enjoy making the mini albums. I have a lot to learn, but Youtube is full of ideas and I find myself searching way too much. Here's one I put together this weekend.
I decided not to embellish the front cover because the design of the paper was enough for me.  I might still put some kind of title on the mini when I decide what will go inside.
Each page is made from an envelope I made using designer series paper and scoring the envelope using the diagonal scoring board that goes on top of the Scor-Pal. The right side triangle is the flap of the envelope that opens up to a pocket in the inside.
I tried to leave room for lots of pictures and some journaling.
Here's a pocket on the left with cardstock mats for photos and the right has room for journaling and two tags. More pictures could be put behind the decorative design, if you want.
Both of these two envelopes open up. the lace could hold a picture on the front flat too.
Another pocket for photos and the right just flips open. The back page below and back cover are left open for anything. The paper is Stampin' Up designer series paper that I found on the clearance rack. There were added embellishments that coordinate with the DSP so I got those at the same time I purchased the DSP. Hope you enjoyed looking!