Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vintage Verse-Thanks

2013_03_18DSCI0026 It is getting close to the close of another fantastic Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration.  Tomorrow the sale ends so there is still time to stock up on your favorite supplies and take advantage of getting free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 spent.  Today’s card features some of the free products available: Vine Street embossing folder #130492, the Sycamore Street DSP #127540, the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack #130812 and the fabulous Thanks Vintage Verses stamp #129633.  Hurry it is not too late to SALE-A_BRATE!

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Lucky Charms

2013_03_20IMG_1337Just like the Lucky Charm leprechaun said, today’s card is magically delicious!  I was inspired by a card I saw on pinterest and decided to make a lucky card for my March customer and personal thank-yous.  The card looks simple but there was a whole lot to prep and used retired Stampin Up stamps and retired ink and coordinating cardstock to complete this card. The rainbow of shamrocks were stamped in 6 colors using the Happy for You stamp set and the sentiment is from the Afterthoughts sets.  The card base is embossed with the Cloudy day textured embossing folder #127022.  Hope I get lucky and find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Birthday Sale- A-Bration

2013_03_19IMG_0959 Happy Birthday to me!  I love it that the Stampin Up Sale- A- Bration is during my birthmonth.  As a matter of fact if you have not taken advantage of the fantastic sale-a-bration, time is running out. Sale-a-bration ends on March 22 so there is still time to stock up on your favorite products and earn free products too.    Todays card was my free sale-A-Bration item -the Happy Hello #130149 Simply Sent Kits.  I used only the product that came in the card kit to make this very quick and easy card.

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Birthday Kisses

2013_03_18_Kiss Today’s card is the card that I sent to my Uncle who has a St. Patrick’s day birthday. I used the retired Stampin Up  lips stamp with Garden Green ink to stamp the sexy green lips.  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stampset #127497.  The banner was created by cutting various widths of  print poetry DSP paper stack and hand notching the strip to create a whimsy banner.  I added the strip of starfruit double stitched ribbon.

I think that having a St. Pattys day birthday would be second best to a Halloween birthday but since I celebrate birthmonth in March then I can celebrate St. Pattys too.

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D’Luck

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2013_03_17DSCI0009Happy St. Pattys day one and all.  Today’s card goes out to all beer lovers (Make mine Green today)!  Cammie used my card as an inspiration for her punch art beer mugs.  It’s 5:00 somewhere so bottoms up!

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More is More

2013_03_11IMG_0896 If you have not had time to check out the Stampin Up Spring catalog you are truly missing out.  It is full of lots of fun and new products for everyone.  There is enough product to go around for all types of crafters.  Card makers will love all pretty papers and embellishments, Scrapbookers will love the wonderful selection of 12 X12 double sided Designer Series Paper and Punches and Stampers will love the new and fresh stamps available.  My card today showcases  a little bit of everything.

The cardbase is textured using the Honeycomb Ebossing folder #129378 and then I randomly filled the honeycombs with paper from the Print Poetry DSP paper stack #129312.  I do wish Stampin Up would have introduced a punch to coordinate with the honeycomb folder. The Print Poetry pack is perfect for card makers because each sheet is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in size and each pack has 48 sheets ( 4 EA of 12 designs). The butterflies are punched using the all new bitty butterfly punch #129406.  The sentiment is from the Ciao Baby stampset #129648 and punched with the petite curly label  #129405 (free SAB item) and then layered on the cute 7/8 ” scallop circle #129404.  I added a handcut banner and popped that onto an apothecary accent label #127003.

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Tribute to the UK

2013_03_15DSCI0023Beware of the ides of March! Traditionally, the ides mark the halfway point in any given month and were a time for Romans to honor their gods. Ever since Julius Caesar was assassinated, March 15th has been known as the Ides of March. Today’s card Cammie used the Carry on Stamp set #126647, a hostess set from the Stampin Up annual catalog as the focal point on this card.  To pay tribute to all our British friends Cammie created the Union Jack as the card base.

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Rain or Shine

2013_03_12IMG_0905 For some reason, this card reminds me of Mary Poppins and that is a good thing.  What is not to love about Mary Poppins?  She is practically perfect in every way.  Practically perfect I am not but when Stampin Up introduces a new product suite the products work practically perfect together.

Today’s card features the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP product suite. The background of this card is embossed with the Cloudy Day textured folder #127022 and then a strip oof the super cute umbrella DSP from the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP #126922. I then stamped an umbrella from the Rain or Shine stampset #126777 two times.  I cut out and popped the top of the umbrella onto the handle a and added a sentiment to complete the get well card that is sure to cheer up my friend.

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100% CASE

2013_03_13IMG_0946 If you have the Stampin Up spring catalog then you should recognize this card.  When I saw the card I knew I had to reproduce it.  I switched up the papers and the sentiment but for the most part I copied it.  I stamped monchromatic butterflies using the Pappillion Potpourri stamp set #123759 and then added random butterflies punched from More Amore DSP #129309 using the Bitty Butterfly punch #129406. I added the folded paper tea lace doily #129399 and a banner cut using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159. This card is a great example of using product from the Spring catalog.

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Another Secret Garden

2013_03_12DSCI0098Today’s card is another one using the burnishing technique and the Secret Garden stampset #129144 from the Stampin Up spring catalog. Cammie used the color pallette of daffodil delight and pumpkin pie to sponge onto the embossed images. The popped flower is cut out using the Secret Garden coordinating framelits #129372.

Check out what a difference changing the inks can be to create a completly different look.

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