Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Basketful of Posies

This was my contribution to our Team meeting's Shoebox swap this month.

I used the new "In" color CS Wisteria Wonder as the base for the card.

I stamped the chair image from the new Cherish Friendship set using Staz-On ink on watercolor paper, then used an Aqua Painter and re-inkers to color the image. I then layered the stamped, colored image on to Rich Razzleberry CS, then on to Basic Black CS.

I used Versamark ink and a stamp from the 'Clearly for You' stamp set to create a little "background noise".

I also used the new Lace Ribbon Border punch - isn't it lovely?

Here's a close up, so you can see the detail of the punch better.

I punched one of the papers from the Pocketful of Posies DSP.

I think this punch will be very versatile, both with DSP and card stock. You probably NEED IT! hee hee So be sure to contact me to place your order for it.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Some of my favorite things in the whole wide world are flowers!

I have few, if any, plants in my backyard that don't flower. What good are they if they don't produce some flowers in reds and pinks and yellows and purples and blues for all of us? LOL

That's why I liked Sandy's card from our Team Meeting.

She used some Beyond The Garden DSP. This particular pattern might well be my favorite one from that package of DSP. She used the Petal Card Extra Large Double punch (Item 119273) and folded it like an envelope.

Next, she wrapped some white ribbon around it, glued it to the card front, which had been embossed with the Flower Garden Embossing folder.

There's also a little pull out note where she stamped 'thinking of you' where one could write a more personal greeting.

This is a quick little card to throw together and you could change the greeting very easily to Happy Birthday, or whatever sentiment you might need at the time.

Would you like to learn how to make simple little cards like this and then go on and share this with others?

Then why not join my Team?

Stampin' Up! is offering an awesome $99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion during July.

This kit contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

And when you recruit in July, you (and your recruiter - that's me! LOL) will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value!

Isn't this beautiful?

Wouldn't YOU like to earn it? I know I would. It looks like something really fun to work on together while we chat about Stampin' Up! and the wonderful opportunities available from them.

This exclusive kit contains everything needed to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories and is only available if you recruit during July, 2011!

The photo below shows the stamps, DSP and ribbon you get in the $99 kit. You may substitute any items of equal or lesser value, if you'd like, but the items you'll receive in your kit are coordinated to work well together, so why not just go with it!

In addition, you'll receive the items below.






Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*



Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*



Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad



Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad



Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad



Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock



Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad



Whisper White Note Cards (20)



Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*



Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*



Blender Pen (1)



Clear-Mount Block C



SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies

The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • D├ęcor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
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If you're interested, please email me and we'll carry on a more in depth conversation at that time, and I'll show you how to sign up TODAY!

I'd love to have you join my 'we StAMp everything' team!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The World Got a Present...

... the day you were born.

Another beautifully simple card!

This was Becky's contribution to our Team meeting Shoebox Swap.

I love the ruffled seam binding around the oval punched greeting.

I groaned when I saw we had to do that - sometimes I'm not a very girly-girl, and ruffles seem to be too much.

But this ruffle was easy to do - simply stamp, punch out the image, then apply SNAIL to the back of it and attach the seam binding pinched into little ruffles.

The hardest part of the whole thing is keeping the ruffling that shows a consistent distance from the image, so it doesn't look lop-sided.

But the nice part about the ribbon and the SNAIL is that you can repeated pick it back up if you don't like it, and reapply it.

We stamped with Versamark ink on the Pretty In Pink CS, then tore a piece of DSP that coordinated with the card stock.

We used one of the new Hostess level Stamp sets from the new IBC called Happiest Birthday Wishes. It's a great set - has 11 pieces, all dedicated to helping you make some awesome birthday cards!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Festive Flowers

Isn't this a beautifully simple card?

This was Natalie's contribution to a Shoebox Swap we did at my monthly Team Meeting in June.

She used the Flower Fest set (122278-wood $27.95 or 122280-clear $19.95) which was introduced to us via the Summer mini-catalog.

But the good news is - it's in the NEW Idea Book & Catalog, too!

Most of the flowers in the set can be punched out with punches we currently carry.

If you have those punches, that makes this a REALLY QUICK CARD! Gotta love those, for those last minute card needs. And if you don't have the punches, why not? They're great staple tools to keep in your repertoire.

Natalie used Real Red and Tangerine Tango CS, with Whisper White on the inside of the card.

The only ink used on this card is Real Red.

She also used the Fancy Flower Extra Large and the 5-Petal Flower Extra Large punch. And of course, the large Oval Punch.

I love simple cards!

I sometimes get caught up in the race to make a busier and busier card, and then I see something like this one and realize it doesn't have to be that way...

Simple is good!

I'll show you some of the other cards we made at our Shoebox Swap in the coming days.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by - come back soon!