Monthly Archives: February 2014

Silver Slipper

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Cinderella would love to receive this card! Cammie got her inspiration from the card sample on page 39 of the 2013-2014 Stampin Up catalog.  Cammie stepped it up by embossing the shoe from the Fabulous You #126522 in silver and added 2 fun pennants cut from scrap DSP using the Hearts a Flutter #130159 and pennant framelits #132173.  Cammie added a small heart and the sentiment from the now retired Curly Cute stampset.

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Sending Good thoughts

Today2014_02_20IMG_0780‘s post is a fun featuring products in the Stampin Up Occasions  (products available though 1 June) and the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration (free items available through 31 March) catalogs. The Occasions catalog is a supplement catalog to the Stampin Up annual catalog and contains new and fun items and the sale-a-bration catalog has items that you earn for free with every $50 spent in regular merchandise from either the occasions or annual catalogs.

I kept the design simple on this card by framing the pretty piece of DSP from the Sweet Sorbet collection#133521 (free item in the SAB catalog) inside the filmstrip cut from the On Film framelits#132969 in the occasion catalog.  I used the chalktalk framelits #129983 and stamped the Perfect Pennants #133230 sentiment on the tag.  I randomly scattered flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes #118309 and accented with a rhinestone.

At first I was not happy with this card and I don’t know why and then I  put it aside and went to bed.  The next day I woke up, saw the card and was happy with the turnout and decided to add it to my SAB workshop.

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Simply Hello

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Today’s post is a simple hello card featuring products in the Stampin Up Occasions  (products available though 1 June) and the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration (free items available through 31 March) catalogs. The Occasions catalog is a supplement catalog to the Stampin Up annual catalog and contains new and fun items and the sale-a-bration catalog has items that you earn for free with every $50 spent in regular merchandise from either the occasions or annual catalogs.

The background DSP is from the Sweet Sorbet #133521 (free item in SAB catalog).  The tag is cut from the chalk talk framelits and the sentiment is stamped using the Simply Celebrate #133224 stampset and the 3 shades of twine are from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack (free item in SAB catalog).  I accented the tag with a layered flower stamped with the Petite Petals #133155 stampset and the coordinating Petite Petals punch #133322.  The petite petals stamp and punch are available as a bundled item (wood:134821 & clear:134822) and you save 15% when purchasing them together..

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Fade away lil guy

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Today’s post is another My Digital Studio, MDS, card I made using the free digital ensemble- One Big Sale-a-bration 2014 download available during the annual Sale-a- Bration campaign.  During Sale-a-bration, you earn free products from the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog for every $50 you spend in merchandise.  I love the One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 download because it includes all the SAB stampsets and the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the coordinating accessories.

To make this card, I used the See ya later alligator stamp and cropped the alligator out using the crop tool.  I then changed the color to gumball green and then copied him 3 more times and place him in a row.  I then used the mirror image tool to rotate him and then copied the image 3 more times..  Then I grouped both rown and copied them again to end up with 20 alligators.  To create the fade away of each alligator, I changed the opacity by 5% starting with 100% for the first one (then 95%, then 90% and so on). I added a heart and filled it with glimmer paper to the last alligator.  I then added the sentiment but this time I just cropped only the words (not the alligator) and then colored the text.  I added a starfruit banner and my card was done!

Remember today is digital download day at Stampin Up so bebsure to check out the newest downloads for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.

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Butterfly Sympathy

2014_02_15IMG_0538 We recently lost our dear Uncle Rick.  My Aunt BJ and Uncle Rick had 7 boys so I needed to make 7  masculine sympathy cards for my cousins.  Masculine and sympathy cards are always a challenge for me but to make 7 masculine sympathy cards was a real challenge.  I kept the design simple and was pleased with the way they turned out and even made a few extra to have on hand and ready to mail.  For this card I used a black and white color scheme and textured the card front with the Beautiful Baroque #130917 embossing folder.  I then embossed the Papillion Potpourri #123759 butterfly and used my Stampin Up inks and blender pen to create unique butterflies for each card. To complete the card, I hand cut a banner and added the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748.

If you are new to stamping, I would suggest the Teeny Tiny Wishes stampset be one of the first stamp sets to add to your stash.  If you have been stamping and don’t have this stamp set why are you waiting?  It is a wonderful set of sentiments for most occasions.

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Cure for the Blues

2014_02_16IMG_0631 (2) Our dear friend and great Stampin Up customer, Sheri, fell as a result of this nasty Ohio weather.  She had surgery and is now recovering at home.  I wanted to take her blues away by sending her a pretty get well card.  I always tease her that she loves pastels and the retired Baja Breeze was one of her favorite colors so I pulled out the ink and paper and created this little beauty.

I wanted to use a stamp set that Sheri had not seen before so I used the Happy Watercolor #133188 stampset  from the Stampin Up occasions catalog to create the faux water color background and then stamped the flower on top of the splash of Baja.  I then stamped the flower 3 more times- twice on Baja blue and once on a scrap of the yellow Watercolor Wonder DSP.  I hand cut and pieced the flower together and popped it on top of the stamped image.  I added a sentiment from a retired stampset cut into a banner using the Bitty Banner Framelits #129267.

I was reluctant to purchase another stampset with flowers because I have so many sets but there is something about this set that I love.  I especially love the watercolor shapes that come in this set and can’t wait to use this set soon.  Get well soon Sheri.  I hope we can craft soon.

 

 

 

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Wedding Words

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Yesterday was Valentines Day but it was also our sister in law, Nancy’s birthday and anniversary. Our brother got lucky with this because 3 special events on 1 day so he best not ever forget!

it is definitely the season of love and weddings.  Cammie made this card using the Stampin Up Wedding Words wheel in one of her favorite colors- Perfect Plum.  She wheeled the design 2 times on the card front and accented the areas with embossed hearts cut from the Fashionable Hearts embosslits #125596 and added a large rhinestone 129324 to the ring.  How could anything go wrong with  bling like that?

Happy Be-lated Birthday Nancy and Happy belated anniversary Chris and Nancy.

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