Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sycamore Street DSP

DSCI0005 Stampin Up’s Sale- A- Bration is in full swing and today’s card is featuring products from the Sale- A- Bration catalog.  This years Sale- A- Bration features 13 all new items plus 6 items from the Stampin Up annual catalog.  For every $50 in product sales you will earn 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE.  Plus during Sale-A-BRation, for an order of $150 your will get 3 items free plus a pack of Silver  Glimmer paper for a free bonus and of course the $25 in Hostess dollars to spend as you wish.  Hurry because Sale-A-Bration ends on March 22 and there is no limit to the number of free items you can get.

Cammie’s card uses the Vine Street textured embossing folder #130492 as the background. She then matted and layered the Sycamore Street DSP #127540 on Island Indigo. She then used the Madison Avenue stamp set #129657 and her Stampin Up markers to make the focal flower and then matted that on Summer Starfruit.  Not to be out “cute-ed” Cammie used the Pretty Petites #129639 and the even cuter co-ordinating Petite Curly Label punch  #129405 to add the card greeting.  Yes everything on this card was free (except the cardstock and ink)!  Don’t let the sale-abration pass you by. Place your order today!

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All Dressed Up

2013_01_30IMG_0929This card is another one that I created using the Dressed Up Framelits #131095 and a Paper Doiley #129399 from the Stampin Up Spring Catalog.  The card base is very vanilla and then I did a whisper white Vintage card front with a peek-a-boo cut from the Labels framelits.  I added the black mannequin and cut the dress from whisper white left over by cuttiing the hole.  I adorned the dress with mini pearls and then folded the doiley to make the skirt. I added a pool party belt and flower madefrome the new 7/8 ” mini scallop circle punch.  I added the sentiment congratulations…. all dressed up and somewhere to go from the coordinating All Dressed up stampset #129174.

I am in love with these dresses and am thinking I might do an all dressed up workshop.  The possibilites with this set is endless.

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Perfect Form

2013_01_29_debbieIMG_0927 Happy Birthday to my sweet and pretty friend Debbie Mason.  Debbie is definately one the sweetest people I know.  She is as pretty on the inside as she is beautiful on the outside.  She is always put together and very stylish.  So today’s card is one that I made for her using the Dress Up Framelits #131095 and the More Amore DSP  #129309, both from the Stampin Up spring catalog.  I textured the primrose petals background cardstock using the Vintage Wallpaper textured folder #120175.  The scallop frame was cut using a retired die.  The mannequin is cut from black cardstock and then I added pearls at the neck.  The dress was added and tied with a piece of pool party ruffled ribbon and a flower at the waist. I love the sentiment on the inside of this card.  It says, Happy Birthday to a special someone who is always in perfect form. The sentiment is from a now retired Stampin Up stampset called I like your style.  That sentiment says it all.  Hope Debbie has a perfect day!

2013_01_29_2IMG_0928 As a bonus, I created the same card but switched the Dress DSP and the sentiment.  Super cute.


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Everything Eleanor

2013_01_26 Today’s card is one that looks way better in person than in the picture.  This card was designed by Cammie using Stampin Ups Everything Eleanor stamp set #124164.  I love the color scheme that Cammie chose ( Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Basic Grey.  Cammie created her own background paper by stamping images from the Everything Eleanor stamp set and then began layering DSP and cardstock banners and framelits.  The flower cluster was done by stamping the floral images in coordinating inks.  Cammie cut the flowers out and then began layering and popping them to create a beautiful cluster.

After seeing what Cammie did with the Everything Eleanor, I have decided to add it to my Wish List.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

2013_01_27DSCF2628 The weather in Ohio this year has been way different than the global warming winter we had last year.  We have actually had snow this year but much to my son’s chagrin there have been no snow days!  As for me I think the snow is pretty but after the first snowfall it needs to go away until next year!  Today’s card is simple and I used it for some of  my winter birthdays this year.  The crumbcake cardstock is layered with a strip of whisper white cardstock textured with the Fancy Fan Textured folder #127751.  I then layered a piece of bashful blue cardstock cut into a banner and pierced with   the piercing pack #126187.  The snowflakes are cut from the silver glimmer paper #124005 using the  Snow Flurry die #127813.  The snowflakes were stacked and then embellished with basic pearls.

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Pattern of Friendship

2013_01_26IMG_0922 Happy Birthday to my neighbor and dear friend Lynne.  Lynne is an avid seamstress and I always make her a sewing related card.  I think I collect way too much sewing stuff because I would love to be able to sew.  In fact when I grow up and retire, I plan to take sewing lessons and quilting.  Oops, I am gettiing off track.  When I received the new Stampin Up Spring Catalog I fell in love with the All Dressed Up stamps #129174 and the coordinating Dress Up Bundle #131095.   The background DSP is from the fabulous Print Poetry DSP Paper Pack #129312.  How cute is the sewing related paper?  I also cut the dress and apron from thie Printed Poetry workshop.  I pieced the apron to the dress and then hid it with a piece of primrose satin stitched ribbon and added a flower at the waist.  The dress was added to the manequin that was embellished with pearls.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set called Pattern of Friendship.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the  Canvas Creations sheet.  I then edged the canvas with pinking sheers.  I love this card and know that Lynne will too.

Warning….. I am obsessed with this die so there are many more dress cards forthcoming.  I am thinking it is related to my paper doll obsession from my youth.

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Day Dream Wreath

2013_01_25Medallion Wreath For the last several months, we have posted a Christmas card on the 25th of each month.  This was so popular and believe it or not we did not post all the cards we made this past Christmas so we have decided to carry the Christmas card posts in the 25 for all of 2013!  So forgive me if you are Christmas-ed out!  Today’d card features the Be of Good Cheer DSP #126896 from the Stampin Up annual catalog.  To make the wreath, I thought outside the stamp and used the Day Dream medallion set #126467 and coordinating Floral Frames Framelits #127012.  I finished by adding a bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzliing Details #125585.  It was quick and easy (after the Dazzling Details dried).

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Final Summer Silhouette

2013_01_24SummerSilhouttesDSCI0836 Today’s post is the final card in Cammie’s Summer Silhouette’s card cafe.  This card is another example of a card that can be used for any occasion just by swapping out the sentiment.  Personally I think it would make a great sympathy card.  The card base is Island Indigo and then Crumb Cake.  The DSP is from the Summer Smootches #125409 in the Stampin Up annual catalog.  The circular focal point is stamped images from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set #126447.  The flowers are stamped and then hand cut and popped on the card.  I love the simplicity of this design and may just CASE this one!

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Sale- A- Bration 2013


Click here for the Sale – a- bration items:

Sale-A-Bration began Jan 22. and ends March 22, 2013!  It’s Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and we ALL get a little nutty over a chance to earn FREE products with our orders!  With a little planning, the following tips will help you get the biggest bang for your buck during Sale-A-Bration. 

What will be the first FREE Sale-A-Bration product on your list?  Leave me a comment below!


  • For every $50* you spend (including on-line orders), you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  Here are your 19 FREE product choices!
  • Spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards.
  • Stock up (or team up with a friend or two) and spend $400* (one for every $50) and choose 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper. You’re not done yet!  You still get to select to $65 in Hostess Rewards and have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off. 

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Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of Stampin Up’s  25-year anniversary celebration, they are bringing back some of their  favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Check back here every month to see the new themed set  download the current Flyer.  January’s theme is Birthday and you can see the images here:


Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

While Stampin Up is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February Stampin Up will be  including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.


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