Jun 18 2014

Retired Rubber Sale This Friday

My big Retired Rubber Sale is this Friday


June 20 – 9 am to 7:30 pm
Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Debit accepted

6170 157A Avenue, Edmonton

Please e-mail me or phone 780.472.8200 for directions

 

Retire Rubber Sale Stamps

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Papers

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Accessories

Big Shot Items

… and more

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Jun 12 2014

Be the Star Father’s Day Set

Be the Star Set

I was working on my Father’s Day cards this week and thought it would be fun to use the Be the Star stamp set with the matching Stars Framelits Dies and Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack. And I did have fun.

First, I made a simple card using the Stars framelits as a cut out and then I took it up a step to make a folded card. If you would like to see a video for these cards, please leave a comment or e-mail me and let me know.

A French Fry Box made with the Fry Box Bigz Die completes the set. 

 

Be the Star French Fry

 The Fry Box Bigz die is really easy to use and makes a  fast, fabulous holder for candy, gift cards and more.

  

Be the Star Card

 This is a simple card that can also be used as a place card on the table.

  

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card

 This "Be the Star" folded card is my fave.

 

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card Open

 Here the card is laying flat so you can see the folds.

 

Be the Star Fancy Fold Card Closed

 The "Be The Star" folded card closed.

 

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Jun 11 2014

Corner Garden and the Stained Glass Technique

Corner Garden with the Stained Glass Technique

 

The Corner Garden stamp was another instant favorite from the new 2014-2015 catalogue. I had been hoping for a large, beautiful image that fills up the card and could be colored. And this is it!

 

For this card I used the "simple" Stained Glass technique. There are lots of techniques that use the name stained glass but this is probably the easiest. Simply stamp the image on vellum and heat emboss. I used white embossing powder but any color will work.  

Then turn the stamped image over and colour on the back with markers. I used the new In Colors for this card. Let dry for just a moment and adhere to white cardstock so the stained glass effect is more visible. And that’s it. I told you it was easy.

I finished the card with a greeting and some Blackberry Bliss accents including cardstock and stitched ribbon.

 

The Corner Garden stamp is a great addition to my collection of images and I know I will use it a lot. If you have been looking for a stamp like this, order yours today.


 

 

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Calling All Heroes Stamp Set

This is just the set I have been waiting for … the perfect stamp set for guy cards for both young and old.

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set

Set of 60   138002   $31.95

A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

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Jun 03 2014

Bloom with Hope in Lost Lagoon

Bloom with Hope in Lost Lagoon

I really, really like the In Colors this year – Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. But my favorite right now (and it is subject to change daily) is Lost Lagoon. 

 

This very simple monochromatic card was made with Lost Lagoon ink and paper as well as a printed paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. These 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces are perfect for so many cards and projects. Here I used 1/3" wide strips of the paper for the background.

The stamps are from the Bloom with Hope Hostess set on page 240 of the catalogue. To be honest, hostess sets are not usually the first sets I add to my wish list but this set is the exception. The images and greetings are both beautiful and I was so glad to see it had a sympathy greeting in addition to happy birthday. I know I will use this set a lot. It is available with orders of $200 or more. Place your own order or have a catalogue book party with your friends.

The final touch on this card was a bow of the Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. This ribbon is so elegant. My card looked a little empty but the ribbon was the perfect touch.

 

If you want to order any new 2014-2016 In Color products, I recommend the 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock and ink pad bundle. This gets you started with all of the new colors. If you want, add refills and an accessory like ribbon or the clothespins.

 

 

 2014-2016 In Color Inks and Card Stock Pack

2014 – 2016 In Color

Cardstock and Pad Kit

133673

 

Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack

Moonlight DSP Stack

133701

 

Bloom with Hope Stamp Set

Bloom with Hope, Set of 11

Available with an order of $200 or more

Wood 133949

Clear 133952

 

Lost Lagoon Ribbon

Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

133672 

 

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Jun 02 2014

Stampin’ Up!’s 2014 2015 New Catalogue is Here

Stampin' Up! Bleded  Bloom 

I have had a blast creating with my demonstrator pre-order items for the last month. This card uses the new Blended Bloom stamp.

And now it’s your turn.

 

Today is the day…
The NEW 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is here!

 

Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Catalogue Canada

See the new catalogue here and place your order here – online ordering beings at Noon Mountain time. 

 

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Have you been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up!?  With a brand new catalogue this is the perfect time to join.

 

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For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $60! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you’re at it!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:

    • $65 worth of products
    • A 30 percent discount on your first order of $200 or more placed within 60 days
    • A 20 percent discount on all your orders
    • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
    • Free entrance to our annual Convention (must be registered by the 20th of June)

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Apr 29 2014

Holiday Catalog Items Added to Clearance Rack

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Apr 25 2014

Free Shipping Ends Today and Hello, Sailor Masculine Card

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Hello Sailor Stamp Set Card

 

Since the last card I shared was decidedly feminine, I thought that today’s card should be a masculine one.

The Hello. Sailor stamp set is a fabulous choice for making cards for the men in your life.  It is a set of 7 with a great mix of images and greetings.

 

For this card, I used the 1-1/4" Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and the High Tide Designer Series Paper package which are both designed to coordinate with the stamp set.

 

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch made the accent piece on the front with the "True North" greeting and ribbon stapled to the top. I used the blade of my scissors to "rough up" some of the edges of the card for more texture before assembling the finished card.


I really like how I could mix the the patterned paper with the stamped anchor to make the background for this card. 

 

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Apr 22 2014

So Very Grateful… so very simple

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So Very Grateful Card in Bermuda Bay

 

With Easter over, my thoughts are turning towards creating cards for Mother’s Day. Although I ended up making this a thank you card (because I needed a thank you card first), I think this would be a an easy and simple card for my mom with a quick change of greeting.

I love monochromatic cards and the Bermuda Bay color on this card did not let me down. I used 1/8" taffeta ribbon in the same color for more embellishment in the corner.


After stamping the flowers from So Very Grateful onto the card stock and heat embossing with white powder, I adhered a second layer on top. The top layer was embossed with the Arrow embossing folder and punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch so the image could show through.

A really simple card idea that is sure to impress – try it today!

 

 

  

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Apr 21 2014

Stampin’ Up! Retired List & FREE Shipping

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Apr 03 2014

A Golden Swallowtail

  

I wanted an image for this card that would fill up most of the space so I thought of Swallowtail. I love this big, beautiful butterfly because it adds an elegant simplicity to any card.

For this card, I stamped the butterfly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. I decided to pair the gold with Midnight Muse. I absolutely love this rich dark blue. As it is one of the 2012-2014 In Colors, it will be retiring soon. Make sure you have added the ink to your collection along with the ink refill and extra card stock.

 

I also embossed the Vintage Faceted Designer Button. I pressed the button into my Versamark inkpad and then dipped it into the gold embossing powder. Next, holding the button with the Paper-Piercing Tool, I used the heat tool to melt the powder. This will still hot for a bit after you finish so be careful not to touch it.

Don’t have a Paper-Piercing Tool? Get one! I use mine so often. But for this project you could also use a toothpick, paperclip or something similar.

 

To finished the card I layered the stamped image onto Brushed Gold card stock and added gold Baker’s Twine to the center of the button to carry over the gold theme. I also added more Midnight Muse in the form of the stamped greeting and the fishtail banner. 

 

 

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 Swallowtail 131943Swallowtail 129216Gold Embossing Powder

Gold Baker's TwineVintage Faceted Designer ButtonsMidnight Muse Cardstock

 

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Mar 01 2014

Faux Metal Sheet Card

   Faux Metal Sheet Card with Decorative Dots and Peaceful Petals Greeting

 

This card uses the Faux Metal Sheet technique to create a background on a gold foil sheet. It is super simple to jazz up your cards.  This technique will be featured in my newsletter this week with additional card samples so be sure to sign up below if you haven’t already.


The colors on this card are Pool Party, Island Indigo and Strawberry Slush in addition to the gold and white card.

I created a long banner with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520, a Sale-A-Bration freebie!) on the Island Indigo card stock and added a Strawberry Slush butterfly made with the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die for the Big Shot die-cutting machine.

I added the "thinking of you" greeting from the Peaceful Petals stamp set (wood 133104, clear 133107) and embellished with more gold themed accessories – Baker’s Twine and a Mini Metallic Clothespin. Isn’t the clothespin adorable? 

 

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Feb 03 2014

Step It Up! Hexagon Hive with Petite Petals

Hexagon Petite Petals Card

 

I was making a card with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and wanted to start with a simple card so I made this one above. I cut the die out of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and layered with dimensionals onto another piece of Baked Brown Sugar before adhering to a Tangerine Tango card.

 

Various flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set were stamped onto Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana card stocks with Baked Brown Sugar ink and punched out with the Petite Petals punch. Save 15% by purchasing the stamp set and punch as a bundle.

The greeting is from the Happy Watercolor stamp set and was also stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink onto a banner shaped piece of Whisper White card stock. Small pearls were placed in the middle of each flower to finish the card.


Tip: Place a piece of wax paper between the card stock and the die before cutting out with the Big Shot. You will be so glad you did! Getting the Hexagon Hive cut piece out  of the thinlit will be easy peasy.

 

Hexagon Hive Petite Petals Card Stepped Up

 

After making the first card and getting to know how the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die works, I decided to make a second card and step it up a bit. 


Many of the products I used were the same but I layered the "Thank You" greeting from Four You (Wood 130535, Clear 130538) and added Calypso Coral as an accent to the Tangerine Tango.

I saved some of the Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango pieces that get cut out of the die and adhered them to the card. The Petite Petals punched flowers were from Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper centered with an Itty Bitty Shapes punched center and than a medium pearl.

 

I think the second stepped up card is my favorite. Which card is yours?

 

 

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Hexagone Hive Thinlets Die

 Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

#132965

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Petite Petals Bundle

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Petite Petal Stamp Set and Punch Bundle

Clear #134822 $26.25

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Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 

 

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