Apr 18 2016

It’s Time … the 2016 Retired List is Here

Stampin Up Canada Retired List 2016

 

It’s time to say goodbye to many stamps and accessories including punches, dies, framelits, inks, designer series paper, cardstock, Project Life, ribbons, embellishments and more that will be retiring.

Check out the Retiring Products in My Online Store

Download a PDF List of all Retiring Products for 2015

Items are while supplies last. Please email me at darlene@dreamingaboutrubberstamps with any questions.

 

 

 

 

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Mar 19 2016

An Easter Card Cheat?

Stampin' Up! Easter Card with Remarkable You and Crazy About You

 

I sort of felt like I was cheating when I made my Easter cards as I didn’t use an Easter stamp set. Instead, I made my cards with two of my favourite sets – Remarkable You for the image and Crazy About You for the greeting. 

To make the card, I stamped the image and greeting and then colored with the Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry. That’s it.

 

 

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Mar 16 2016

Timeless Elegance Quick Cards

Timeless Elegance Paper with Perfect Pairings

 

Need some quick cards? Match the Sale-a-bration free stamp set Perfect Pairings with the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla card stock and Basic Black Archival ink and get started.

Each card also has a circle cut of card stock cut with the Circles Collections Framelits and rhinestones.

It took no time at all to make these cards. And with all the mix and match paper patterns I could have kept going and made so many more.

 

With just only two weeks left to Sale-a-brate – receive a free items for every $60 pre-tax and shipping – make sure you order Perfect Pairings and your other favorite products today. See the brochures here and here.   

 

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Stampin Up Perfect Pairings Stamp Set and Timeless Elegance Paper

 Don’t you love the patterned paper from the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper? The black lace design is a favorite.

 

 

Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper and Perfect Pairings

 To this card I added a Basic Black cut out Rose Garden Framelit with one set of leaves trimmed.

 

 

Perfect Pairings Stamp Set with Timeless Elegance Paper

I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each card as a bit of bling. 

 

 

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Mar 15 2016

Timeless Gold

Stmpin up Timeless Textures in Gold

 

This was a quick card to make featuring gold, gold and more gold. In fact, only gold and white.

I stamped and heat embossed the scroll leaves image from Timeless Textures in gold embossing powder and cut it out with the Lots of Labels Framelits. I also cut a slightly larger label from Gold Foil Paper.

The greeting is from Rose Garden and was also heat embossed in gold.

Gold embellishment complete the card – Gold Sequin Trim, Gold 1/8" Ribbon and Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

 

 

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Mar 14 2016

Grateful Bunch Tag Card

  Stampin Up Grateful Bunch Tag Card  

I have to admit this was a bit of a test my patience card. I needed to allow drying time for the scrunched flowers when I really just wanted to get the card done. But Sophie, my canine stamping buddy, stepped in to help.

She somehow managed to adhere herself to a roll of glue dots and by the the time I picked all of the glue dots off the dog and made her a grooming appointment, my flowers were dry. Is it just me? Do you ever have stamping days like this? Sigh.

 

This card uses the Grateful Bunch Bundle that includes the stamp set and the Blossoms Punch. My colors were Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the images onto the Whisper White card stock and then used a Blender Pen to color in the leaves and flowers with ink.  Don’t forget to stock up on Lost Lagoon and the other retiring 2014-2016 In Colors while you can.

The tag was made with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and is 2" wide which fits perfectly.  And the greeting was punched with the Triple Banner Punch. I can’t believe how often I reach for this punch. 

 

 

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 Grateful Bunch Stamps and Blossom Punch card

Have you ever heard a stamper say that they weren’t sure when to stop. There is such a fine line between the right amount of white space and going too far. I know I have crossed the line a time or two. 

The best of the best tool for just the right mix of color and white is a background image stamp set. And the fantastic new Timeless Textures can’t be beat. I love this stamp set for filling in the backgrounds an highlighting the stamped image. You’ll want this stamp set as your helping hand. 

 

Grateful Bunch Punched Flowers l

 Punch four of each flower from Lost Lagoon card stock with the Blossom Punch included in the bundle.

Spritz each flower with water and scrunch. Open slightly and allow to dry before adhering together and adding the sequin to the middle.

 

 

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Mar 12 2016

To Stamp or Not to Stamp? What is the answer?

 Rose Wonder Bundle from Stampin Up

 

 I love the versatility of bundles. With the combination of a stamp set and thinlits, there are so many options for your card making.

Save 15% when you buy a bundle and whether you decide to stamp or not, hand made always beats store bought. 

 

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 Rose Wonder Bundle Watercolor

I have to confess that this card is my favorite of the two.

I heat embossed with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper and added two shades of ink to the images with an aqua painter. First I colored the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the flower in Calypso Coral. Once they were almost dry, I added some shading over top in Old Olive and Watermelon Wonder. I also shaded around the image with Soft Sky ink and added splotches of Lost Lagoon on top.

 

Rose Wonder Stamp Set Card

 Three white sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment complete the card.

 

 

Rose Garden Thinlits Card

This second card is my husband’s fave.

And did you notice that there is no stamping at all on this card? I cut out three roses and leaves – one from Soft Sky, one from Wild Wasabi and one from Watermelon Wonder. I used the Large Polka Dot Textured Impression Embossing Folder on the card front before adhering a window sheet underneath. 

I then added the Wild Wasabi cut out on top fitting it within the Soft Sky piece.  Lastly, I added the Watermelon Wonder flower after cutting off the leaves.

So, which do you prefer? To stamp or not to stamp

 

Rose Garden Thinlits from Stampin Up 

To finish the card,  added the same three white sequins.

 

 

 

 

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Mar 11 2016

Just For You … a Sale-a-bration freebie

Stampin Up Botanicals For You

 

This card features products from the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle that includes the Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builders Framelits Dies.

When you purchase this bundle for $64.25, or any combination of items for $60 before shipping and tax, you earn a free Sale-a-bration item of your choice from the brochures below.

One of the selections available is the Botanicals For You stamp set. I love the big, bold greeting in this set. Also include are three other greetings, three flowers and two leaves.

With only three weeks left of Sale-a-bration, it’s time to pick your favorite items and shop this limited time offer.

 

 

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Botanicals for You Card with Botanical Builder Framelits

 

 I colored Pearl Basic Jewels with a black Sharpie marker for the center for the center of the cards.

I stamped the flowers onto the Crumb Cake card stock with VersaMark ink and then over stamped with Whisper White Craft ink.

 

 

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 Use a Sponge Dauber to add a little bit of ink to the flowers before adhering the centers for more dimension.

 

 

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Mar 10 2016

As an added bonus

 What I Love Sale-a-bration Card

Sale-a-bration continues until the end of the month. For every $60 you spend before tax and shipping, you an choose a free item from the brochure below.

The free items in the two Sale-a-bration brochures all have 141xxx codes. Although there are recommended products in the brochure that say "earn if free when you purchase the below", you can in fact choose any combination of items from any current catalogue. 

So, pick your favorite free items and place your order today.

 

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 What I Love Card

 This card was made the What I Love stamp set available only during Sale-a-bration which ends March 31st. I embellished the card with Very Vintage Designer buttons and Venetian Crochet Trim for a bit of elegance.

 

 

 

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Purchase the $125 Starter Kit (price includes shipping and gst) and get $195 in your choice of Stampin’ Up! products – that’s another $70 free –  no further obligation. Once you start, you will receive a minimum of 20% off future orders and other exclusive promotions.

 

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Mar 09 2016

Show your men how much you care

Stampin Up Going Global Card

 

It’s so easy to reach for a stamp set with flowers, add one of my favorite colours like Rose Red or Bermuda Bay and make my card. But sometimes you need a card for the men in your life and this week I actually needed two.

I sat down to stamp and was joined by my daughter, Alex. We each made one card using the Going Places suite of products – "explore trendy, masculine textures with travel-inspired designs."

This suite includes the Going Global stamp set, Going Places designer series paper stack and World Traveler Embossing Folder.

 

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Crystal Effects Going Global Card

 

 I cut a square of Crumb Cake card stock to go under the compass and wet it thoroughly before scrunching it together. Open up and allow it to dry to get the wrinkled look.

I stamped the compass three times. The first I circle punched and colored with Lost Lagoon ink before applying a light layer of Crystal Effects. The other two I colored with Basic Gray ink and then cut out with scissors before applying the Crystal Effects. Allow all the pieces to dry before assembling with an Antique Brad in the middle.

 

 

Going Global Washi Tape Card

This card uses similar products to the first card including the same Going Global stamp set, World Traveler Embossing Folder and Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.  Alex also used the Everyday Chic Washi Tape along the top of the card.

The colors on this card are Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Crushed Curry.

 

Going Global Stamp Set with Washi

 The greeting piece was punched with the Triple Banner Punch at either end. The center of the compass is a black candy dot from the Neutrals Candy Dots package.