Celebrate your Big Day with Cake! – Stampin’ Up!

As soon as I saw the 2015 Spring Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up! I just knew I had to get my hands on the new chalkboard paper and Color Box Chalk Ink Pads!  The Big Day stamp set from Sale-A-Bration seemed like just the perfect accompaniment too!

Big Day Chalkboard (2 of 4)

I just love Sale-A-Bration!  It is so fun to get FREE product with every $50 purchase!  I love how the Best Year Ever DSP compliments the colors of this card, and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack had the perfect ribbon for my bow too!  So, basically, about 90% of this card was created with products that I got for FREE!

Big Day Chalkboard (3 of 4)

I am a big fan of the effect that was achieved with the chalkboard paper and chalk inks too!  In order to get the white on black chalk effect, I used white craft ink (which requires a little extra drying time, so you have to be a little careful when assembling your card.)

Big Day Chalkboard (4 of 4)

I finished off the inside of my card with two of the sentiments & the cake image from the Big Day stamp set.  I just love the cute images and the sayings in this set.  Such a cute card, and with very little effort!

Big Day Chalkboard (1 of 4)

I really like how this card turned out.  It makes me think of a chalkboard menu in a quaint little bakery.  Of course, as always, if you are a fan of this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post following the supply list.  And remember, you can earn several of the products used in this card for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration (ends March 31, 2015)!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

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Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! February 3-9

Click the images below to order the weekly deal products from my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 9th.

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Sale: $3.71

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Sale: $32.21

Price: $42.95

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Sale: $11.96

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Sale: $17.21

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Sale: $5.96

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project

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Happy Stampers Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

Well, what started out as a holiday vacation, turned into a longer than anticipated sabbatical from blogging… But, I’m back today, just in time for the Happy Stampers blog hop!  Today, we have created projects featuring products from the Stampin’ Up! … Continue reading

A Sketched Birthday for Carter – Stampin’ Up!

In honor of my son Carter’s third birthday today, I have some party favors embellished using the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  We are having a small birthday party at the Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by a teddy bear picnic.  I bought a red and white checked table cloth, and I wanted to brighten up the table and make it festive with some Stampin’ Up! magic!

Sketched Birthday (1 of 6)

Next time you entertain, you should definitely consider adding some stamped details to your table.  Your guests will be very impressed.  If you enjoy today’s project, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Teddy Bear Picnic Gift Bag featuring Label Love

I found this tiny teddy bear punch in the back of a drawer (I have no idea when/where I got it from), and I decided it would be a perfect way to embellish the favor bags for the party.  A little DSP and the Label Love stamp set… and “voila” you have a cute gift bag for the guests in a matter of minutes!

Sketched Birthday (2 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create gift bag:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 4″ strip for scalloped tag at top of bag, 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip for teddy bear decoration; Daffodil Delight (119683) – one circle punch; Whisper White (100730) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Small teddy bear punch, yellow ribbon, white paper bag

Sketched Birthday Treat Bag

You can’t have a teddy bear picnic without gummy bears, so I decided to use the cute cellophane bags from the Twisty Treats Kit (Sale-a-Bration item), my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the birthday cake stamp from Sketched Birthday to dress them up.

Sketched Birthday (6 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create treat bag:

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 3″ strip; Daffodil Delight (119683) – 1-3/4″ x  1-7/8″ rectangle; Whisper White (100730) – 1-5/8″ x 1-3/4″ rectangle, one birthday cake stamp.

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (131261) – Chocolate Chip; Stazon Black Ink (101406)

Miscellaneous: Twisty Treats Kit (133513) – one cello bag

Tools:  Envelope Punch Board (133774) – to round the corners of the tag.

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!:  white ribbon

Sketched Birthday “Log” Treat Holder

For this treat holder, I inked up my hardwood stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and rolled a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll across it.  Then I embellished the roll using Real Red Designer Series Paper and the cute balloon stamp from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.  Finally, I put some Teddy Grahams in a plastic baggie and placed them inside my “log” decoration.

Sketched Birthday (4 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create “Log” Treat Holder

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426); Banner Blast (Sale-a-Bration) – Star; Hardwood (133035)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip; Whisper White (100730) – one decorative label punch

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie; Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949); Stazon Black Ink (101406); Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (126979)

Adhesive: Mini Glue Dots (103683)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! or if you need any other stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal demonstrator.  Of course, you can always shop now in my online store!

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Sweet Sorbet Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared an elegant Stamp-a-Stack featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project is another set of cards; this one featuring the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  When you sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. you will get the opportunity to make both of these lovely card sets.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in attending my class, please contact me to sign up. The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials and use of my stamping supplies.  What’s even better is that I do all the prep work, so you can just come and enjoy the fun!  You can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Sweet Sorbet Birthday Card with Tag Topper Closure (Card #1)


Sweet Sorbet DSP (11 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (14 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 2″ x 5″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch; Pool Party (122924) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Pool Party twine (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet Thank You Card (Card #2)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (10 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (8 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 3″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet For You (Card #3)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (5 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet & Label Love Just for You (Card #4)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (4 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!  And, most importantly, sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd where we will make both of these beautiful card sets!  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Birthday Basics Card in a Box – Stampin’ Up!

I have been seeing these cute “card in a box” projects all over Pinterest lately, and I just couldn’t resist doing one for my son Carter’s third birthday!  We are going to have a small party at Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by  a teddy bear picnic.  It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to try a card in a box.  I love, love, love how this one turned out!  The Birthday Basics DSP was the perfect pair for my birthday picnic theme.  Another thing I love about these cards is that you get a huge “WOW” factor right out of the envelope… but they are really easy to make!

If you like my post today, please leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you and sharing ideas.  Plus, as an added benefit,  you will be entered into my monthly drawing for a chance to win a free card.  Also, If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Carter's Birthday Invite (4 of 18)

Now, when I decided I wanted to do a card in a box, I had no idea how to do it, so I did a search to find a video tutorial.  I have to thank Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie for her great video tutorial.  You can find a link to her instructions at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  I modified some of the dimensions for my card, but the basic premise for the box is the same.  The other great thing about these cards is they fold up and fit into a regular A2 invitation style envelope!  I made my own envelope using the envelope punch board so that the colors would coordinate.  I love that tool, it makes creating custom envelopes so easy!

Carter's Birthday Invite (16 of 18)

I chose Bermuda Bay card stock for my card base, and adhered panels of the birthday hat and plaid designer series papers from the Birthday Basics DSP pack to the sides of my box.  I used sticky strip to hold the box together.  I wanted the plaid paper to resemble a table cloth at a picnic.  Then, I printed the invitation details and the words from the teddy bear picnic song onto Whisper White card stock using my computer’s printer.  Then, I cut out my printed panels and used my Real Red ink and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panels.  I adhered the party details to the back and the song lyrics to the underside of the box flaps using SNAIL adhesive.

Carter's Birthday Invite (13 of 18)

Carter's Birthday Invite (15 of 18)

Once the foundation of my box was finished, it was time to create my embellishments.  I wish I had taken pictures of the process along the way, but I didn’t. I will do my best to describe the steps I took, but please feel free to contact me with questions if you have them.  I used the following punches to create the teddy bear, cupcake, balloons, and banners:

Teddy Bear:

  • x1 – extra large oval punch – Soft Suede (body)
  • x1 – 1″ circle punch – Soft Suede (head)
  • x3 – small oval – Soft Suede (arms/feet)
  • x1 – small oval – Baked Brown Sugar (belly)
  • x2 – 1/2″ circle – Soft Suede (ears)
  • x3 – 1/2″ circle – Baked Brown Sugar (mouth/paws)
  • x2 – circle from owl builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (inside of ears)
  • x6 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Baked Brown Sugar (toes)
  • x2 – circle from cupcake builder punch – Whisper White (eyes)

Once I had punched all my pieces, I cut one of the Soft Suede small ovals “yin yang” style to create the two arms.  Then I used my sponge dauber to ink the edges of EVERYTHING (except the eyes and toes) with Soft Suede ink.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to put everything together.  then I colored on the nose and the pupils with a sharpie.  I used my Stampin’ Chalk Marker to add a little gleam to the eyes.

Carter's Birthday Invite (3 of 18)

Balloons – I chose a variety of bright colors for the balloons.  Each one was made from the following list of materials:

  • x2- small oval punch
  • x1 – foot of the owl from the owl builder punch.
  • strip of clear plastic – window sheets
  • twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item)
  • Stampin’ Chalk Marker

To make the balloons I punched two ovals and sandwiched the owl foot, twine, and plastic strip between them to create the balloon.  Then I added a reflection with the Stampin’ Chalk Marker.

Carter's Birthday Invite (1 of 18)

Cupcake:  The cupcake was created with the Cupcake Builder Punch and the Create a Cupcake stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped the cupcake wrapper in Pear Pizzazz ink and then punched it out with the cupcake builder punch.  The frosting was punched from Pool Party card stock.  I colored the candles and the cherry using my Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie (Brights Collection and Regals Collection).   Then I cut out the candles with paper snips and added a wick with a black pen.  I punched the cherry out using my cupcake builder punch.  Then, I glued everything together using multipurpose liquid glue.

Once my balloons, cupcake, and teddy bear were finished and ready to be added to the box, I added two strips of bermuda bay along the inside of the box (see the video tutorial for instructions) to support the embellishments.  Then I stuck everything on with mini glue dots, making sure my embellishments weren’t taller than the back of the box.  This ensures that it will all fit nicely into the envelope.

Carter's Birthday Invite (9 of 18)

Banners & Greeting:  I colored my birthday greeting from the Label Love stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) with my Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out using the Artisan Label Punch (The Label Love stamp set and Artisan Punch are available as a bundle for 15% discount; wood mount and clear mount). I stamped my banners using the Banner Blast stamp set (Sale-a-bration item) and punched them out using the Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item).  Finally, I adhered the greeting and the banners to the background of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Carter's Birthday Invite (6 of 18)

These cards are a lot of steps and they take some time, but they are not difficult to do.  Everyone will be very impressed with your work, which is something I always enjoy.  There’s nothing like hearing someone say, “You made that!?!”  If you liked this card, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.  Remember, I’ve also linked the video tutorial for making a card in a box below the supply list.

If you would like to purchase the Birthday Basics DSP, Create a Cupcake stamp set, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st (including the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch).  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (121982); Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration); Label Love (130622)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration); Artisan Label Punch (130920); Cupcake Punch (121807); Owl Builder Punch (118074); extra large oval (119859); 1″ circle (119868); small oval (120908); 1/2″ circle (119869).

Card Stock & DSP:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ (score at 1/2″, 3-1/8″, 5-3/4″, 8-3/8″ and along the length of the card at 2″), 2 strips for supporting embellishments – 4-1/8″ x 1″; Baked Brown Sugar (131296) – punches for teddy bear listed in post; Soft Suede (115318) – teddy bear punches listed in the post; Whisper White (100730) – 2-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel (back of card), 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″ (teddy bear picnic lyrics); cupcake wrapper, candles, label love greeting, teddy bear eyes; Pool Party (122924) – cupcake punch; Birthday Basics DSP (130145) – Plaid: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 1-3/4″, Birthday Hat: 3 panels 2-3/8″ x 2″, 1 panel 2-3/8″ x 4″ (back of card).

Markers & Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad (126978); Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133); Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180)

Embellishments: Twine from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); envelope punch board (133774)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Sticky Strip (104294); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Card Tutorial:  Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie

Simply Sketched Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

Apparently I can’t tear myself away from the Simply Sketched (wood mount and clear mount), stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It seems to be my favorite lately.  I love how it looks with watercoloring, and it just lent itself well to last Tuesday’s color challenge from Splitcoast Stampers.  And, I did tell you to expect to see that little bird appear in a card soon!  Well, here it is… just as I predicted. LOL.  Remember, the Simply Sketched stamp set is one of the hostess sets available through Stampin’ Rewards.

If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  At the end of the month I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am every time I get a new follower!  I just love sharing ideas with you guys and hearing all about the great project ideas you have too.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (1 of 8)

Today’s card was inspired by The Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 306 & Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #469:

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added panels of Always Artichoke card stock and Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Sorbet pack (Sale-a-bration item) using SNAIL adhesive.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (7 of 8)

Next, I used Staz-on Black ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the bird and leaf elements from the Simply Sketched stamp set onto a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I used a Blender Pen  and my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Rose Red, Marina Mist, and Always Artichoke to color my stamped image with a watercolor effect.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel with Marina Mist ink.  Finally, I layered my artwork onto a mat of Always Artichoke and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (2 of 8)

For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from Simply Sketched.  I stamped it in Marina Mist ink on Whisper White card stock, and inked around the edge of the panel using a sponge dauber.  Then I layered that onto a panel of Pistachio Pudding card stock, inking the edges of that panel with Always Artichoke ink.  That combination was attached to a panel of Always Artichoke card stock (also inked with the same color) using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then the entire greeting was added to the front of the card using SNAIL Adhesive.  I added a string of Basic Pearls Jewel Accents below the greeting for a little extra touch of class.

Siimply Sketched Birthday Wishes (6 of 8)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I layered strips of Pistachio Pudding DSP and Always Artichoke card stock and added them to the bottom of the card.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out in the end, but it was a journey getting there.  I was a little stumped by the colors of the challenge this time.  At first, I was trying to incorporate all three colors into my paper selection, but the blue just didn’t look like it belonged.  Then, I remembered that cute little bird and inspiration was born!  That is what I love about card challenges.  They make you think differently than you might otherwise think.  I would love to hear what inspires you too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a handcrafted card!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like a chance to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store for any of the great products featured in this project by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 18-24

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 24.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel, 1″ x 2-5/8″ panel for greeting; Always Artichoke (105119) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel behind greeting, 4-1/4″ x 3/4″ strip on inside of card; Pistachio Pudding DSP (Sale-a-bration) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ strip for inside of card; Pistachio Pudding (131294) – 1-1/4″ x 2-7/8″ mat for greeting.

Markers & Ink:  Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126954); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Pad (126972); Staz-on Black (101406); Blender Pens (102845)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Simply Sketched, You Make Me Happy! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Simply Sketched (wood mount and clear mount), Papillon Potpouri (wood mount and clear mount) and Perfect Pennants (wood mount and clear mount) stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The Simply Sketched stamp set is one of the lovely hostess items you can earn through the Stampin’ Rewards program.  I am in love with the flower in this set! This is the second card I’ve created with it this week.  I think you can see by the different colors I used how versatile that little flower can be.  (There’s a cute little bird in that set too.  I haven’t used that one yet, but I expect you will be seeing it here soon.)

If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  On March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I get super excited every time that I see someone else is following my blog.  It just makes my day to know you are following along with me as I create these posts!

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (5 of 6)

Today’s card was inspired by:

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added a panel of Tempting Turquoise card stock using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I dry embossed a panel of Island Indigo card stock using the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and added that to the front of my card.  For my focal point, I layered panels of Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight as the base for my three dimensional elements.

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (3 of 6)

Next, I used Staz-on Black ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the flower and leaf elements from the Simply Sketched stamp set onto a square of  watercolor paper. I also stamped an additional flower and leaf on another scrap of watercolor paper to add some dimension later.  I colored my stamped images using the Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, & Daffodil Delight) and a Blender Pen to give it a watercolor effect.  I cut out the extra flower and leaves using paper snips.  Then, I  attached the leaves to the foreground of my square with mini glue dots and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower on top of the one on the square of watercolor paper for some extra depth.  Then I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set onto some Whisper White card stock using Staz-on Black and colored it with my markers.  Then I cut it out using the Bitty Butterflies Punch.  I added a Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accent to the butterfly and added it to my square using Stampin Dimensionals.  I adhered my watercolored panel to a square of Whisper White and added the finished piece to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (1 of 6)

Then I stamped the “You Make Me Happy” greeting from the Perfect Pennants stamp set on Whisper White card stock using my Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I cut that out using the Banners Framelits Dies (2nd from the center).  I also cut a banners in Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo (3rd from the center). (Remember, the Perfect Pennants stamp set and the Banners Framelits can be purchased as a bundle for 15% off, wood mount and clear mount.)  I layered my greeting onto the Island Indigo banner and trimmed it down. Then I repeated the process with the Tempting Turquoise banner.  Finally, I finished my design off with a button from the Designer Subtles Collection and some bakers twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item).

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (4 of 6)

For my finishing touch, I stamped the leaves from Simply Sketched and the butterfly from Papillon Potpouri on the inside of my card and colored them to match the front of the card.

I love how my watercolored square turned out.  The colors just pop off the page, and the dimension added by the 3-D elements make it all really jump out at you.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

If you would like to purchase the earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store for any of the great products featured in this project by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672); Perfect Pennants (133230); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banners Collection Framelits (132173); Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2″ x 2″ panel, one banner; Tempting Turquoise (102067) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel, one banner; Island Indigo (122923) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, one banner; Daffodil Delight (119683) – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Markers & Ink:  Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad (126952); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259), Staz-on Black (101406)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246); Buttons – Designer Subtles Collection (130030); Bakers Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

See Ya Later Birthday Card Inspired by Florida Gators – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the See Ya Later stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (Sale-a-bration item).  This week’s color scheme was inspired by the Florida Gators.  My boss’ birthday was this week and practically every stamp set I own is floral or something else “girly.”  My self imposed “card challenge” was to create a card that my boss would love, so I pulled my inspiration from his favorite college team.  I just got home from team trivia with some people from work, where we presented him with his card.  His first comment was, “Thanks guys, I love the color scheme you’ve got going on there!”  Exactly what I was going for!  I think this card turned out great, and I love that the color scheme could be adjusted for any sports team.  I will definitely keep that one in mind in the future.

I would love to hear what you think of today’s card and to hear your ideas for masculine cards too.  I can use all the help I can get in that arena.  Also, as an added benefit, on March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  If you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically?  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I love seeing my blog audience grow.  It makes me very excited.  (I know, I’m a total craft nerd, but what can I say? LOL.)

See Ya Later Birthday UF (2 of 11)

I began my card with a  Pacific Point card base.  Then I added a panels of Tangerine Tango card stock and Garden Green Designer Series Paper using SNAIL adhesive.

See Ya Later Birthday UF (6 of 11)

Next, I colored the birthday stamp from the See Ya Later stamp set using Stampin’ Write Markers in Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight (Brights Collection and Regals Collection Markers).  I stamped my image onto Whisper White card stock and cut it out using the Ovals Collection Framelits Die (2nd one counting from the inside out).  I used a sponge dauber and my Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad to add some color to the edges of my sentiment, then I used my Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item) to punch a variety of banners in Pacific Point  and Tangerine Tango Designer Series Paper (Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack).  I adhered my banners to the back of my birthday greeting using mini glue dots.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the whole thing to the front of my card.  I felt the card needed a finishing detail, so I added three brads from the Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements set to the bottom right corner of the panels.

See Ya Later Birthday UF (7 of 11)

To finish off the inside of my card, I wrapped some orange grosgrain ribbon around a panel of whisper white card stock.  I added three banners at the bottom to mirror the design on the front.  

I loved seeing the reaction of my boss when he opened his card.  It was very gratifying to know that my card hit its mark.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I need your help to get the word out, so that people will come read my blog!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

Remember you can get the See Ya Later stamp set or the Banner Punch for FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st.  Both of these items are great ones to have in your stamping tool kit.  You can shop in my online store by clicking here.  

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration item)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Card Stock & DSP:  Pacific Point (111350) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Tangerine Tango (111349) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel; Garden Green DSP (130139) – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – one oval framelits die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card); Brights Designer Series Paper in Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango (130134) – 17 banners total

Markers & Ink:  Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262) – Garden Green.

Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets Accents and Elements (118764) – 3 brads

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Sponge Dauber (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Non-Stampin’ Up: Orange grosgrain ribbon

Simply Sketched Just for You! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  This beautiful stamp set is one of our lovely hostess items available through the Stampin’ Rewards program.  I just love the way it turned out with the watercoloring!  I also love that this card was the perfect combination for four different challenges this week!  I find it invigorating to try to combine more than one challenge into one card, but four is a new record for me!  So, lots of props to the design teams who provided me with the necessary inspiration for today’s card:   Dynamic Duos #93, Mojo Monday sketch #336,  Splitcoast Stampers CAS #263, and SUO Challenges #92.  I have to say, I really enjoy participating in challenges.  I find that it makes me think creatively to figure out how I can meet the constraints presented by the design teams.  I highly recommend it to get those creative juices flowing!

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my card today.  I really appreciate hearing your feedback.  It is so uplifting to know that someone admires your work.  Also, as an added benefit, on March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I get super excited every time that I see someone else is following my blog.  It just makes my day to know you are following along with me as I create these posts!

Simply Sketched (6 of 12)

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added a panel of Sahara Sand paper from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration item) using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I dry embossed a panel of Blushing Bride card stock using the decorative dots embossing folder (Sale-a-bration item).  I layered that panel onto a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and added them to the front of my card. I used the 4th largest Circles Collection Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the center) to cut a circle of Crumb Cake card stock to mat my floral focal point.  I used the next smallest circle die to trace a circle in pencil on Whisper White card stock, then I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flower and leaf stamps where I wanted them in the circle using  Staz-on Black Ink.  I stamped another flower and leaf on a scrap of Whisper White to cut out for my three dimensional element.

Simply Sketched (5 of 12)

For my watercoloring, I pressed my Sahara Sand  and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a ceramic plate and used some water and a paintbrush to color in my stamped images.  Then I cut out my circle using paper snips because I wanted to have the leaves overlap the circumference of the circle.  I also cut out the extra leaf and flower stamps.  I attached the leaves with mini glue dots, and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower to the front of the card for some extra depth.

Simply Sketched (3 of 12)

Finally, I finished my card front with some pearls and the “Just for You” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Staz-on Black.  I punched the greeting out using the word window punch and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Because I wanted my sentiment to be small, I lined up the edge of the punch near the beginning of my greeting.  Then I attached it to a post-it note to serve as a handle and punched it again from the other side.  I just love how versatile Stampin’ Up! punches are.  With a little ingenuity you can really do so many different things with them.

Simply Sketched (10 of 12)

Of course, I couldn’t leave the inside of my card naked, so I stamped the images from the front on the inside and quickly colored them using the same watercoloring technique as before.  I think it makes such a difference when you add a little detail the the inside of the card.  It just seems to tie everything together and take your design to the next level.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  It was actually my first attempt at watercoloring on a card, and I think it turned out fabulously!  I hope that you agree.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

If you would like to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper or the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits (130911); Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration item); Word Window Punch (119857)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, one word window punch, one circle; Sahara Sand DSP from the Sweet Sorbet series (Sale-a-bration) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, one circle (Circles framelits); Blushing Bride (131198) – 4″ x 4″ panel.

Markers & Ink:  Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172); Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976); Staz-on Jet Black (101406).

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Gifting with “Hooray for a Party” Digital Studio & New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Today’s share is a great gift that you can give for any occasion featuring Hooray for a Party Digital Download (Sale-a-bration item available FREE with a $50 purchase through March 31st!) from Stampin’ Up!   My cousin and his wife just recently had a baby, so I made them this Soup-in-a-jar gift to make life easier during this time of sleepless nights.  I used My Digital Studio to create a cute label for the jar.

I just love giving this “Friendship Soup” as a gift.  It is inexpensive, beautiful, and most of all tasty!  If you enjoy this post today, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Hooray for a Party MDS1

I designed my label using My Digital Studio (MDS) (digital download and disk)  from Stampin’ Up!  To begin, I built the label in MDS so that it looked the way I wanted it to when it was on my jar.  I used the digital papers and stamps from the Hooray for a Party Digital Download, and created my shapes using the digital versions of the decorative label punch and the modern label punch (included with My Digital Studio Software).  I just love using digital punches because you can resize them any way that you want!

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Then, once the label looked the way I wanted it to, I separated all the different elements before printing them.

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I printed the design on Whisper White card stock and cut out each element.  I layered the main label pieces and attached them using SNAIL adhesive. Then I cut out the stamps and attached them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the label with some coordinating ribbon and tied it to my mason jar.

Hooray for a Party MDS3

Now, I know what you are thinking… what about the soup?  First of all, this soup is delicious!  It is also super easy to make (both in the jar, and afterward)!  I like to make a bunch of these and give several as gifts and keep a few in my pantry too.  If you would like to make some yourself, you can find the recipe here. I have made a couple of modifications to the original recipe.  First, I add 1/2 cup of wild long grain rice to the jar because I think the dark color makes a very pretty layer.  To compensate for the extra dry ingredient, I also increase the water to 3-1/2 quarts.  This makes a BIG batch of soup.  I usually serve 1/2 the batch to my family during the week and freeze the rest.

Hooray for a Party MDS7

This Friendship Soup-in-a-Jar makes the perfect gift.  It is always very well received.  I hope that you have enjoyed reading about it.  If you did, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card!

If you would like to order the My Digital Studio software, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember you can earn the Hooray for a Party Digital Download for FREE (Sale-a-bration item) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 17.

Dress Form Pop’ N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN
Circles #2 Originals Die Item # 114526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$14.96 CAN
3 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 122125
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123130
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die Item # 124587
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Ahoy, Matey Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130078
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 17.

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PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS

We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.

They are clearly a great choice.  To see the new photopolymer stamp sets from  Stampin’ Up! click here.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Hooray for a Party Digital Download (Sale-a-bration free item)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Decorative Label Punch – Digital Download (123951); Modern Label Punch (MDS)

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730) – 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet

Tools:  My Digital Studio Software (130646)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)