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Made my Day

2015_05_31IMG_7137 Todays card is a layer intensive layout and features some sweet but retired Best Year Ever DSP that was available during Stampin Up’s annual sale-a-bration campaign. All layers were matted on Early Espresso cardstock.  I added coordinating ribbon and then added the sentiment from the Best Day Ever stamp set.

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So many candles so little time

2015_05_28IMG_7128 I love everything about birthdays and send out many birthday cards every year so I am always in need of birthday cards. Todays post is one that I made that features the Confetti Celebration DSP #133692 from Stampin Up. The bright dots in the background scream birthday and I then created the multi candle layer by randomly stamping candles from the Best Day Ever (now retired) stampset in coordinating bright inks. I cut the banner using the banner element from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits #137547 and added a piece of Tangelo  Twist Satin Ribbon #133669. The featured panel is stamped using the Best Day Ever stampset and matted in strawberry slush to create a fun and cheerful birthday card.

The Confetti Celebration DSP is one of many items on the Stampin Up retirement list.  Be sure to check out the list and stock up before your favorites are gone for good.

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Butterfly Trio

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Today I am trying to clear out the old and make room for the new Stampin Up stuff coming this week that I was able to pre-order.  Today’s card is done using a crumb cake card base and a crumb cake textured layer. The card took flight when I  added butterflies cut using the Stampin Up Butterflies Thinlits #137360 and the now retired Best Year Ever DSP.  I adorned each butterfly center with punched flowers and pearls and added a Bitty Banner #129267and a sentiment.

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2fer Masculine Birthdays

2015_05_11IMG_7126For today’s post I am showcasing 2 cards that use the same Stamp Up DSP-Best Year Ever. The Best Year Ever DSP was part of the annual Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration and is no longer available; however any of the wonderful DSP’s can be used to duplicate both these cards.

For the first card (on the right) I used the Stampin Up On Film Framelits #132969 to frame the adorable Cheerful Critters Photopolymer stampset #137932. I colored the shirt and added a sentiment in his sign and matted it on a piece of pool party cardstock and a piece of hello honey satin ribbon #133671.

2015_05_09IMG_7124For the 2nd card (on the left) I kept it simple and just used the Best Year DSP as the main layer then added a strip of white matted on espresso and then added coordinating punched banners #133519 and layered them. To add interest I stapled the top banner using the Stampin Up handheld stapler #139083.

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Just Sayin Hello

2015_05_02IMG_7133 Today I am just popping in to Say hello and good bye to some of the Stampin Up products that have retired or are on the current retired list.  The Best Year Ever DSP is from the recent Stampin Up sale-a-bration.  I punched a hole in the DSP Strip using the 2″ Circle Punch.  I then added a piece of coordinating DSP from the Best Day Ever under the main DSP to accent the multi-layered hello.  The hello was cut multiple times using the Hello You Thinlits #137363. I added the sentiment from the soon to be retired Just Sayin’ #133203 stamp set. I framed the sentiment using the Bitty Banners Framelits # 129267 and added a flower punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch.

Be sure to check out the Stampin Up retiring stamps and accessories before they are gone forever.  Some of the retiring embellishments have already sold out and lots are discounted so get em while you can!

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One time wonder

For today’s card, I thought I was going to make a bunch of these for thank yous.2015_04_07IMG_7101  It looks simple and turned out great but it was too cumbersome to make more than one at a time.  I needed several thank yous at once and I was strapped for time so I just made one {for now}.  I punched lots of 1″ circles #119868 from the no longer available Best Year Ever DSP but any DSP would work great. The great part about DSP is that you get 2 different patterns that adds color and pizazz to the card. I separated the DSPs so that I designs were represented and I folded each DSP in half and then started to adhere them to the card front in a staggered pattern.  Once they were all down I added a strip of Stampin Up Beach House Washi Tape # 133689. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up Fabulous Four #134171 stamp set and I added a few cork flowers(no longer available) left over from previous projects.  I plan to make a birthday version of this card using bright DSP patterns.

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SAB Thanks

2015_04_14IMG_7117 Today’s post is a quick Thank You card I made using all Stampin Up Sale-a-bration products that are no longer available but if you were lucky and smart enough to take advantage of the annual Sale-a-bration here’s a card for you! I sent this card to some of my customers that took advantage of the sale. This layout is a great one to use other DSP and a large stamp set or big focal panel.

I used the Best Year Ever DSP for the background paper and matted in on a coordinating piece of calypso coral cardstock. I then added the Stamped image using the For Being You to the whisper white panel and then stamped the Thanks on a piece of co-ordinating DSP and hand cut out the letters and adhered them to the card panel.  I love that the size of this stamp is big enough to use the paper piecing technique.  Hopefully the new Stampin Up annual catalog will have some Big stamp images.

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Best Year Ever Friend

2015_03_29IMG_7024Birth month is winding down and so is the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration annual campaign.  During sale-a-bration, you earn free products for every $50 spent in regular merchandise form the Stampin Up annual catalog and the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog. Today’s post features 2 items free items: the Best Year Ever DSP #138633 and the Best  Day Ever #139094 stampset.  I added 3 punched circles and coordinating flowers to complete the birthday card for an old friend!

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Irresistible Birthday

2015_03_23IMG_6998 For todays card I used a classic layout featuring 2 patterned papers from 2 different DSP collections in the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog.  The upper layer is from the Best Year Ever DSP #138633 and the bottom layer is from the yummy Irresistibly  Yours #138635 DSP paper collection.  What makes this card so fun is the Irresistibly Yours paper is a white paper with glossy white pattern that is revealed with a coloring technique-sponging,brayering, spritzing or coloring with Stampin Up Blendabilities.  I used the brayer with Crushed Curry ink and the white dots really popped out.

I separated the 2 DSP papers with a piece of satin pool party ribbon.  The happy sentiment is cut with the Hello You Thinlits and the coordinating Crazy About You #138859 stamp set.  The Hello You and the Crazy About You Stampset are a Bundle and Save item when purchased together (wood #139324, clear #139325 and Photopolymer #138873) you can save 15%.

The Best Day Year Ever and the Irresistible Yours DSP are  two of the many free items that is available only during Sale-a-bration  To see the other free items check out the Sale-a-bration catalog or the newly added SAB item supplement list from now through March 31st. You can earn free products throughout the Stampin Up annual Sale-a-bration  campaign. You can select 1 free product for every $50 (before tax and shipping) spent.  Stock Up now because the campaign ends on March 31st.

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You made my day

2015_03_14IMG_6947 Today’s card is all about the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration.  The annual Sale-a-bration campaign is winding down and ends on March 31st.  During Sale-a-bration you earn free products for every $50 spent on Stampin Up merchandise you can earn free items.  The Best Day Ever stamp set (wood # 139091, clear #139094 photopolymer #139149) and the Best Year Ever DSP #138633 are  just 2 of the many free items that are available only during Sale-a-bration.  To see the other free items check out the Sale-a-bration catalog or the newly added SAB item supplement list from now through March 31st. You can earn free products throughout the Stampin Up annual Sale-a-bration  campaign. You can select 1 free product for every $50 (before tax and shipping) spent.  Stock Up now because the campaign ends on March 31st.

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