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.

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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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Fabulous Florets Layered Panel Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Hello stampers! Today’s birthday card features the Fabulous Florets, En Francais, and Build-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  These are three of the sets that will be retiring on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.  I absolutely adore these sets!  If you don’t have them in your collection, please consider getting them before they are gone.

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Today’s color scheme was inspired by the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge #99

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Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (3 of 8)For this card, I decided to try making a video tutorial.  This is my first foray into the world of video demonstration, so I would love your feedback.  Please let me know what you like about it and how I could improve in the future. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who left me a comment 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.

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (8 of 8)

I like how this card turned out.  I think the combination of the Fabulous Florets and En Francais stamp sets is very elegant.  I also like the effect of the tone on tone stamping of the card base.  I hope you like this lovely card too!  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 Fabulous Florets, En Francais, or Create-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  These stamp sets are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Also, you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING until Friday, April 25th.  Don’t miss out… 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 22-28

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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 28.

And, don’t forget… FREE SHIPPING on all orders April 21-25!  There is no minimum order to qualify.

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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:  Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 2-3/4″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Basic Gray – Modern Label Punch; Very Vanilla – Word Window Punch

 

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!

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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.

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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″.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (1 of 8)

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.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (3 of 8)

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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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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).