Home Decor… Stampin’ Up! Style!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to show you a really simple, yet fabulous home decor project I created using Stampin’ Up! products.  I wanted elegant, but bold stamps, so I chose the following sets for my project today:  Summer Silhouettes, Fabulous Florets (retiring stamp set), Serene Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness, and for my background En Francais (retiring stamp).

Stampin' Up! Coasters (1 of 10)

These coasters are so easy to make, and they are the perfect gift!  I made a set for mother’s day, and I also made a set for my son’s daycare provider for teacher appreciation week.  Not only are these coasters beautiful, but they are also extremely affordable (i.e. “dirt cheap”)!  I would love to hear what you think of my project today.  Please leave me a comment.  Also, if you like my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically?  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar to subscribe now.

Stampin' Up! Coasters (6 of 10)

I used Stazon Black Ink for my project today because it is permanent.  I began by stamping each coaster with the En Francais background stamp.  (This stamp is retiring, but as of the time I am writing this, it is still available in clear mount.)  Then I stamped the four different coaster designs using a combination of stamp sets.  I found that stamps with a lot of solid surface area worked well for this project.  I just love the black silhouettes against the scripted font of the background.

Coaster #1: Serene Silhouettes

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Coaster #2: Blooming with Kindness & Summer Silhouettes

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Coaster #3: Fabulous Florets

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Coaster #4:  Fabulous Florets & Summer Silhouettes

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Once the coasters were stamped, I put them on a cookie sheet in a cold oven and brought the temperature up to 375 degrees.  Then I baked them for 30 minutes and let them cool in the oven.  Once everything was completely cooled, I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax to seal in my designs.  Finally, I added felt pads to the corners on the bottom of the coaster to protect the table from scratching.

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My mom is just finishing up a big renovation at her house and she is sprucing everything up.  I know she is going to love these coasters!  If you love them too, you should pin them to Pinterest!  At the bottom of this post you will find a complete list of supplies used in this project. Just below the supply list is a “pin it” button.

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If you need any stamping supplies, including any of the fabulous stamp sets used in this project, I would love to help you out.  Click here to shop online now!  If you find inspiration from my blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather


Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! – May 6-12

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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 May 12.


Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products – Available while supplies last until June 4, 2014

Many of the retiring products from Stampin’ Up! have already sold out!  Be sure to check out the links below to check to see which items are still available.  Stampin’ Up! is updating these lists daily to tell us which items are gone.  The last column has a little “x” next to the products that are no longer available.  If you want any of the products on the retiring list, be sure to order soon, so you don’t miss out!

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

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.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

 

 

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Blooming with Kindness Tag Topper Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope that you have a wonderful day relaxing with friends and family today.  This holiday snuck up on me, so I don’t have an Easter card to share today.  However, I do have another birthday card for you featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  If you follow my blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite stamps!

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (5 of 8)

This elegant card includes a cute closure created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I just love the special element the ribbon and closure create.  Opening the card is like opening a beautifully wrapped gift.  Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.  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.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (7 of 8)

I began my card with a Pool Party card base.  To create the card closure, I bent the card in half (without creasing it) and punched through both layers along the short end of the card with the tag topper punch.  Then I cut off the excess left by the tag topper punch.  Next, I scored the card so that the inside measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″.

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Next I cut panels of Island Indigo and Whisper White for the front and inside of my card.  I inked up the En Francais background stamp in Pool Party ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping my white panel.  Then I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness on the front panel using Island Indigo ink.  For the top bloom, I applied the ink directly, but for the bottom one, I stamped off first and then stamped again on my panel.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto a scrap of whisper white using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto a Scalloped Oval in Island Indigo using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, I stamped two butterflies on Pool Party card stock using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with pool party ink.  Finally, I applied a small pearl for the head of the butterfly.  The butterflies were attached using mini glue dots.

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To finish off my card, I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness several times using Island Indigo and Pool Party ink.  For some of the blooms I stamped off on a scrap of paper first to give the image greater depth.  Once the inside of my card was finished, I tied it closed with some white ribbon to create an elegant bow.  Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.

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I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other wonderful products from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

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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 21.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Island Indigo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Island indigo – one scalloped oval; Whisper White – One large oval, Pool Party – two bitty butterflies.

Non-Stampin’ Up Products:  White Chiffon Ribbon.  Substitute with 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

Blooming with Kindness Quick Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card, featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount) is a super quick, clean and simple card for those occasions when you just don’t have much time.  That has definitely been the case around here this week as I prepared for Carter’s birthday party and also tried to make progress on the renovation of my home studio!

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It is always nice to have some quick card designs that you can go to in a pinch.  If you are a fan of this one, please leave me a comment and I will enter you in my reader appreciation 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.

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (4 of 6)

I began my card with a Whisper White card base.  First, I inked up the leaf image from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper, then I stamped the leaf image in the bottom right corner of the card.  I repeated that process again on the right side near the top of the card.  Then I inked up the flower from Blooming with Kindness in Blushing Bride ink.  I used a sponge dauber to add some Strawberry Slush ink to the center of the flower fading out toward the edges.  Then I stamped the image between the two sets of leaves on the front of the card.

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (3 of 6)

Next, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the “Thank You” greeting from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set near the flower image.  I inked up the sentiment using Strawberry Slush ink, and stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping the greeting on the front of the card.

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I finished off the inside of my card by stamping the leaf image from Summer Silhouettes twice.  I inked up my stamp in Pear Pizzazz and stamped in on the inside of the card.  Next, I inked up the stamp a second time to avoid any harsh lines where the stamp had gone off the page.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper and then stamped on the inside of the card again to give my image some added depth.

I was able to make a whole stack of these cards in about 15 minutes.  They are lovely, but also very fast and convenient.  You can find a complete supply list, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.  If you enjoyed my project today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post below the supply list.  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 Blooming with Kindness or Summer Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! you can always shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal demonstrator.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

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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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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Summer Silhouettes (126447)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Embellishments:  N/A

Markers & Ink:  Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180); Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172); Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Sponge Dauber (102892)

Adhesive: N/A

 

 

Blooming with Kindness Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  The design was inspired by Sandi MacIver (Stamping with Sandi) who introduced me to the idea of stamping on patterned paper.  I also owe Sandi a huge shout out and show of appreciation for mentioning me on her blog on Thursday.  Many of you reading this today found me via Sandi’s post, and I am very grateful for the introduction!  I am so thrilled to have you with me today!

Now, onto today’s project… I just love this stamp set.  From the moment I saw that gorgeous flower, I knew I had to have it.  I get tons of compliments on every card I make with this one.  If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  Tomorrow is the end of the month, so this is your last chance to get in on my monthly drawing for a 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.

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I began my card by selecting a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP with cute yellow and orange polkadots.  The design of this paper was simple enough that I felt it would make a beautiful background for my stamped images.  I chose to stamp my images in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink to coordinate with the design of the Watercolor Wonder DSP.  That is one great thing about Stampin’ Up designer series papers, they always list which colors were used in the design right on the label.  It takes all the guesswork out of creating your color scheme.

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First, I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set in Crushed Curry on the right side of my panel, making sure it went off the page a bit.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked it up with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it once on a scrap of paper, before stamping it in the bottom left corner of my DSP panel.  I wanted to add extra depth to my design by altering the intensity of the colors.  For my third bloom, which would be the main focal point of the card, I knew it needed to have some added dimension.  I decided to double stamp it to create a bit of a shadow effect.  First, I inked up my stamp with Crushed Curry and stamped off on a scratch paper before stamping a lighter image on the DSP panel.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image again using Tangerine Tango ink.  For the second stamp, I offset the image just slightly to create the illusion of depth.

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For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Simply Sketched stamp set, available as one of the great hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!.  I stamped it in Cajun Craze ink on my stamped panel using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel in the same color.  I mounted my art piece on a panel of Tangerine Tango using SNAIL adhesive, then adhered that to a panel of beautiful floral designer series paper from the Watercolor Wonder set.  Finally, I added all of my layered panels to a Tangerine Tango card base.

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For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set along the bottom of a panel of Whisper White card stock using the same ink colors as I did on the front of the card.  Then I inked around the edges of the panel using Tangerine Tango ink and a sponge dauber.  I layered this panel onto a panel of the floral Watercolor Wonder DSP and adhered it to the card base.

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I love the bright cheery colors of this card, and the elegance of the floral stamp.  I think it is stunning (if I do say so myself)! LOL.  I will definitely keep my eye out for other designer series paper designs that I think would make a nice background image.

I would love to hear what you think about this project 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 boosting my 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 to purchase the Blooming with Kindness stamp set now is the perfect time.  Monday, March 31st is the final day of the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Don’t miss out on your chance to get some really great products for FREE with your $50 purchase.  Shop in my online store now by clicking here.  You can learn more about the Sale-a-bration promotional items in this brochure.  Also, if you would like the chance to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set through our hostess program, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.

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: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Tangerine Tango (111349)- 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″panel; Watercolor Wonder DSP (132994) – Floral: 5″ x 5-1/4″ panel (x2 – front of card and inside card); Polka Dot: 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside of card).

Markers & Ink:  Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (131173); Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad (126965); Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946)

Embellishments: N/A

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

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332)

Flip Card Using Framelits and Blooming with Kindness – Stampin’ Up!

As you can tell, I am in love with the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  This is my second card in a week that features that beautiful flower!  I just think it is so pretty and elegant.  In addition to the lovely flower, this card also uses the Circles Collection Framelits Dies to create great flip card effect.  This was a brand new technique that I learned from fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Brandy Cox.  If you love the flip card effect, I have included a link to Brandy’s tutorial at the bottom of this post after the supply list.

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This card is my submission for Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge #262: Neutrals.  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this creation.  I would love to hear from you.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful 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.

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I love the flip card design, but I wanted to be able to write on the inside of my card without having it visible when the card was closed.  Therefore, I extended the length of my card base to make a tri-fold style flip card.  I began with a Smoky Slate card base (5-1/2″ x 11″) which I scored at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, and 8-1/2″.  I followed the instructions in Brandy’s video tutorial to cut half of a circle on the front of my card using the the third largest Circle Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the middle).  Then I dry embossed the front of my card using the Modern Mosaic textured impressions embossing folder and my Big Shot.  Next, I folded back the front flap, created with my framelits, and used a sponge dauber to apply ink from my Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad to the left side of my card.  I wanted to pick up the detail of the embossing and provide some contrast on the front of my card.  I used a scrap piece of card stock to cover the parts of my card that I did not want affected.

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For the focal point of my card, I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock using Smoky Slate ink.  I wanted to stamp the flower twice, overlapping the two images to provide depth, but I have found that this works best when the first image is very light.  Therefore, I inked up my stamp and stamped it onto a scrap piece of card stock before stamping it on my Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image a second time using my Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I offset the two images just slightly.  This gives the flower the illusion of depth and really makes it pop!

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Once my flower was complete, I used the fourth largest Circles Collection Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the middle) to cut out my flower.  Then, I cut a circle of Basic Gray card stock using the third largest circle die.  I layered the two circles together and adhered them to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.  For my senitment I chose the “Happy Birthday” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  I stamped it in Basic Gray ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch. I needed my sentiment to be a little narrower than the word window punch, so I punched it so that the edge of the words were near the end of the punch.  Then I attached a post-it-note to the punched sentiment and punched it a second time, trimming off the extra length that I did not need.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere my sentiment to the front of the card, and added three Basic Pearl Jewel Accents for a finishing touch.


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This card was really coming together nicely, but I didn’t like the fact that it didn’t lie flat, so I added some gray grosgrain ribbon to tie it closed… Now it was perfect!  Finally, I finished the inside of my card by stamping one of the border stamps from the Mosaic Madness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) along the bottom edge of a Very Vanilla card stock panel in Basic Gray ink.

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I have to say that I am really pleased with how this card turned out!  When I watched Brandy’s video tutorial, I could just picture how elegant the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set would look on the front of a flip card, and the end result did not disappoint!  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  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 in the mail!

If you would like to order the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and Brandy Cox’s video tutorial at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  March 4 – 10

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 10.

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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: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Mosaic Madness (130249)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911); Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129984); Word Window Punch (119857)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Card Stock:  Smoky Slate (131202) – card base 5-1/2″ x 11″; Basic Gray (121044) – one circle framelits die cut; Very Vanilla (101650) – one circle framelit die cut, one word window punch, 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel (inside)

Markers & Ink:  Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad (131179); Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad (126981)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439)

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

Non-Stampin’ Up! Products Used:  gray grosgrain ribbon

Flip Card Tutorial from Brandy Cox

Blooming with Kindness and Elegance – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is my first step into the world of card challenges.  I created this card using the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount), which I absolutely adore!  I think the bloom from that stamp set is simply gorgeous.  I can’t wait to send this one to someone special.  If you enjoy this card, 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 beautiful 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.

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This card combines three challenges in one:  Freshly Made Sketches #124, Clean and Simple #261, and Color Challenge #467

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I began my card with a Soft Sky card base, and layered it with panels of Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock using SNAIL adhesive.   Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set. I stamped the image twice; first with my Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad and then with Bermuda Bay.  I offset the two stamps just slightly to give the image some added depth.

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Next, I stamped the “Just for You” greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Bermuda Bay ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  I layered that onto a piece of Soft Sky card stock, cut out with the Modern Label Punch, and added two small Basic Pearl Jewel Accents on either side of the sentiment. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere my sentiment to a Large Oval in Midnight muse, and layered that onto an Extra Large Scalloped Oval in Bermuda Bay.  I adhered the whole combination to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Finally, I finished the inside of my card by stamping one of the border stamps from the Mosaic Madness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) along the bottom edge of a Very Vanilla card stock panel.

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I love how this card came together.  The simple design and elegance of the flower make it special in my mind.  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  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 in the mail!

If you would like to order the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Mosaic Madness (130249)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849); Extra Large Scalloped Oval Punch (119856); Large Oval Punch (119855)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Card Stock:  Soft Sky (131203) card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, one modern label punch; Midnight Muse (126843) – 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel, large oval punch; Very Vanilla (101650) – 4-3/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel (front of card), 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel (inside), one word window punch; Bermuda Bay (131197) – Extra Large Scalloped Oval Punch

Markers & Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171); Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

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