Celebration Time

This is the second card we made at our monthly club meeting.  We used a new stamp set from the 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called Celebration Time.  This stamp set has matching Thinlits called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

One of the awesome things that Stampin’ Up! is doing in this catalog is they not only make Thinlits or Framelits to match a particular stamp in the set but they also add some extras.  In this case, the Celebration Thinlits will cut out the cake and the candle but it also has three tags to go with this stamp set.  As you can see, the Whisper White tag is one of them and the striped Berry Burst Tag is another.  There is also a tag that used the present stamp set.  All together there are 14 dies in this set.  Many of the die sets in this catalog are like that.  When you see a stamp set that says it has matching dies, make sure you check them out on the Big Shot pages to see what other dies are in the set.

Don’t forget the specials that are going on this month.  One of them is Bonus Days where you can earn coupons for your qualifying purchases.  There is also a great sign up special going on.  Sign up to be a Demonstrator during July and you get a Free Essentials Gift Pack and a stamp set from the Holiday Catalog that comes out in September!

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Hello Friend Sketch Challenge

Today I decided to participate in the Craft Project Central July Card Sketch #73.  Here is the sketch:

As usual I took a couple of liberties with the sketch.

I used the stamp set called Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with the card kit called Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit, although I didn’t use the kit.  You can buy the stamp set separately if you wish.  It is an adorable set.  I love the wreath and the bold sentiment.

I stamped the wreath in Lemon Lime Twist and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim over the wreath.

The Designer Series Paper is called Eastern Palace Specialty and I used the Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.

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Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Off Challenge

TGIF because it is time for another Buffy, Jackie and Susan Stamp Off Challenge!  This week our challenge is to use Framelits or Thinlits in our project.

Now that I look at the picture of our challenge, I realize that maybe I read it wrong.  Maybe we were supposed to frame something.  Hmmm.  Well, if that is the case, I have once again broken the rules.  Oh wait.  There are no rules!  I love these challenges!

Well, maybe I did ok.  I did “frame” the sentiment with flowers.  I am going with that!

I used the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet on this card.  This set has matching Framelits called Bouquet Bunch and you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle.  The sentiments come from the stamp set called Super Duper, which has large sentiments that I love.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Colorful Theory.

Now, let’s go see if Buffy or Jackie broke the rules followed the challenge the way it was meant to be.


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Daisy Delight & Embossing Paste

This is the first card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  We used a couple of new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog to make it.

The first product we used is the new Embossing Paste.  Where have you been all my life?  I love this stuff.  It comes in white but you can make it any color you want by adding a couple of drops of ink to it.  In this case, we added So Saffron ink.  This paste is great.  It adds a lot of texture to the card and Stampin’ Up! makes it is so easy to do.  You can buy the Embossing Paste, the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (we used the brick one) and the Palette Knives.   We put a little paste on the Silicone Craft Sheet, added the ink and mixed it up with a Palette Knife.  Then we held down the mask with a couple of pieces of Washi Tape onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and spread the past over the mask.  It dries fairly quickly so make sure you wash the Silicone Sheet, Palette Knife and Mask right after spreading it.

The stamp set is called Daisy Delight.  It has a matching punch called Daisy Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

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Beautiful Bouquet

Every time I pull out a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog and start playing with it, I decide it is my favorite set in the whole catalog.  I know.  It changes every day.  This time I took out a new stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet.  This set has matching Framelits called Bouquet Bunch, although, I did not use them on this particular card. As with all new stamp sets that have matching dies, you can buy both in a Bundle and save 10%.  The stamp set has 37 stamps in it and the Bouquet Bunch Framelits have 21 dies.  That is a lot of variety!

The colors I used on this card were Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide and Peekaboo Peach.  Normally I would have never put these colors together but I really like how they came out.

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Happy Birthday

I know this card is not very patriotic because I didn’t use red, white and blue but it is still a birthday card so I decided to post it today.  Although things are kind of crazy in this world today, I still love this country and I am proud to be an American.

I made this card using a new die called Happy Birthday (such a surprise!).  I love this die  It is very large, as you can see, and it uses a fun font.  This die goes with a stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

To make this card, I cut out the die using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  I kept the pool party negative section and pieced the Bermuda Bay words onto it.  Then I had to glue all the little itty bitty teeny tiny pieces of Pool Party back onto it.  It was kind of like doing a jigsaw puzzle.

Happy Birthday, America.  You are still an amazing place and I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

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Christmas In July

Ho, ho, ho! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give new recruits a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Here is the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set!

Details

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  To join the Stampin’ Up! click on the Join Now button on the right!