Monthly Archives: March 2014

Good as Gold with a Twist

2014_03_24IMG_0957 Stampin Up offers card kits and I usually don’t order them because I think I may change my mind after seeing what I did for today’s post. For todays card, I combined 2 of the free kits you can get from the Sale-a-bration catalog to make a fantastic card.  I used the Good as Gold card kit #133512 to cut a 1.5 x5 inch strip I then cut a banner from the striped tag in the Twisty Treats kit  #133513 using the Banners Framelits Die and then matted it with a bigger pennant in Tangerine Tango. I also used the hexagon tag from the Twisty Treats kit and the pennants from the Good as Gold kit. I used the gold bakers twine #132975 to attach the gold banner. I used the hexagon punch to stamp the sentiment from the Six Sided Sampler #130956. To complete the card, I punched small circles from the gold envelope liner in the gold as gold kit to accent the whisper white card base.  Love it and the fact that I was able to make 5 cards from 1 card in the good as gold kit and use all the components that I usually don’t use in a kit.

Both the good as gold and the twisty treats and other great items in the Sale-a-bration catalog can be earned for free when you purchase $50 in merchandise through March 31st.

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Hello sunshine

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It has been a long winter & spring break is here so that must mean we can expect more cold weather but if we think sunshine maybe it will come.  Today’s card is a fun one using the banner punch (free item) #133519 to create the sun rays.  The center of the sun was punched with a circle punch from the fabulous water color wonder DSP #132994 from the Stampin Up occasions catalog. The smoky slate background was textured using the Decorative Dots texturing folder (free item)#133520 and the clouds were cut using the Word Bubbles framelits #132968. I framed a whisper white cardstock strip with 2 pieces of Tangerine satin ribbon (retired item) and stamped the sentiment with the See Ya Later #133533 (free item) stampset to complete this al occasions card.

All the free items used in this card are part of Stampin Up’s on going sale-a-bration.  For every $50 spent in merchandise from the annual catalog, the occasions catalog, online clearance rack, or  MDS digital downloads you can earn free products from the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog.  Sale-a-bration is not over yet but it will be soon- March 31st is the last day to take advantage of this great offer.

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Bright and Springy

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Today’s card is a cheerful thank you card but could be used for any occasion.  My plan was to create a “mailable” single layer card but that did not work but I came close.  It’s mailable and is nearly a single layer card.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 stamp set to give a distressed look to add my cheerful flowers using the Petite Petals #133155 stamp set and the coordinating Petite Petals Punch #133322 from the Stampin Up occasions catalog.  I then stamped the sentiment using the Million & One #126377 stamp set.  I created a peek a poo window using the Word Window Punch #119857. The Petite Petals stamp set and punch are a bundle and save item (wood #134821 & clear #134822) when purchased together can save you 15%.

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Music to my ears

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Today’s card is a super easy card to make because it is all about the fabulous Modern Medley DSP #126926 from the Stampin Up.  I added a chalkboard flair to the card by using white embossing powder on the black rectangle.  The sentiment is from the Remembering Your Birthday #131350 stampset and I hand drew a white border.  To finish the card I used the Banner Punch (free item) from the Sale-a-bration and punched the banners from the Modern Medley DSP.  You can never go wrong with a black and white card for any occasion.

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Rev Up the Fun

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Today’s post is a super quick and fun card Cammie made featuring the Rev Up the Fun #130523 and the You’re My Hero #130309 stampsets from the Stampin Up 2013-2914 annual catalog.  The card base is the beautiful pistachio pudding cardstock and then layered with a piece of the sweet sorbet #133521 (free item) from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  She stamped the weee-ooooo sentiment from the You’re my Hero set randomly on the crisp cantaloupe cardstock and then added a black decorative label #12907 punched piece and the Extra Large oval #119859 with the  sentiment from the Rev Up the Fun stampset.

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Today calls for something with Sprinkles on top

2014_03_19IMG_0623 Today is my birthday and it calls for something with sprinkles on top.  I used the free Decorative Dots #133520 textured folder from the Stampin Up to make the background.  I then used my brights markers to randomly color over the raised dots to create a festive multi colored sprinkles background.  I then used the sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday#131350 and hand cut a pennant to add to the card on top of a piece of mambo dots ribbon.

The Stampin Up Sale-a-bration ends on March 31 so don’t forget to stock up and earn free stuff too.

Happy Birthday to me!

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MDS:Sweet Sorbet thanks

2014_03_18mdsSAB_sweetsorbet-001 Today’s MDS post is a CASE from page 10 of the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog.  It was fun creating this card in MDS using the free One Big Sale-a-Bration 2014 digital ensemble.  Sale – a bration is going on through March 31 so hurry and stock up to get your free products from the special Sale0-a-bration catalog for every $50 spent in regular merchandise from the Stampin Up occasions catalog, the Stampin Up 2013-2014 annual catalog, digital downloads and clearance rack.

Be sure to check out the new digital downloads at the Stanpin Up site.  Every Tuesday, Stampin Up introduces new downloads available.

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