Four Frames and Paisley Petals #1

Four Frames and Paisley Petals Card

 

The Spring is Blossoming promotion continues!

For the month of April, you can purchase the Fours Frames stamp set and Paisley Petals designer series paper with a $25 minimum purchase. Both the stamp set and paper are from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue and will not be available again until July 1st, 2011.

I am working on a bunch of samples using the Four Frames stamp set and Paisley Prints paper so check back often this week.

 

This card was sooo easy to make. I simply stamped a greeting from Say It Simply inside one of the frames from the Four Frames stamp set and punched the image out with the coordinating Decorative Label punch. Have you overlooked the Say It Simply stamp set on page 41 of the Occasions Mini catalogue? I have used this stamp set so much lately and it’s only $9.95.

The card itself is Cherry Cobbler with Marina Mist and Bashful Blue cardstocks. I created a scallop edge at the bottom of the middle piece using the Tasteful Trim die for the Big Shot

The highlight of the card is the Paisley Petals designer series paper. The papers in the package are wonderfully bold and striking designs. The colours included in this paper are: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, River Rock, Soft Suede and Tangerine Tango.

A bow of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to "tie" it all together and my card was done.

I find it really easy to create with the Four Frames stamp set and Paisley Petals designer series paper from the Spring is Blossoming promotion. Order yours today and don’t forget to add the Decorative Label punch and Say it Simply stamp set to your order.

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Stamps: Four Frames (Wood 123440, Clear 123442), Say It Simply (122324)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (119669) 

Paper: Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Marina Mist (119682), Bashful Blue (105120),Whisper White (100730)

Big Shot: Tasteful Trim (120893)

Punches: Decorative Label (120907)

Other: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Four Frames Stamp Set

 

Four Frames Stamp Set

$25.95, Wood #123440

$19.95, Clear #123442

 

 

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

 

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

12 Sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs

$12.50, #122367

 

 

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Spring is BLossoming Promotion

 

 

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Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Flower Fest

Flower Fest Stamp Set

 

One of my favourite stamp sets in the past was the now retired Mixed Bouquet. I loved the modern flowers and the variety of shapes and sizes in that stamp set.

So, I was thrilled to see Flower Fest in the upcoming Summer Mini 2011 catalogue because it reminds me so much of my old favourite. And Flower Fest features a big improvement – the flowers in this set all fit one of Stampin’ Up!’s punches. Yeah!

 

I wanted to create a clean and simple card for an upcoming class so I decided to stamp the flowers in Poppy Parade ink and then punch them out with the 1-3/8" circle. I created a card of Crumb Cake cardstock with a layered Pear Pizzazz Top Note die.

I added layers of Poppy Parade and Whisper White cardstock with a polka dot patterned paper from the In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack. This paper is so versatile that I leave it out on my desk because I reach for it so often. Check it out on top of page 175 of the Idea Book & Catalogue.   

To finish the card, I added Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Ribbon and a greeting from another new stamp set, Happy Greetings.

 

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Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets Card

 

Today’s sneak peek features several new products from the soon to be available Summer Mini Catalogue.

This card uses a flower stamp from the new set Fabulous Florets stamp set plus lots of new accessories – Melon Mambo embossing powder, Beyond the Garden designer series paper and the Flower Garden embossing folder. Trust me! There are lots of great new stamp sets and accessories coming soon.

 

To make this card, I stamped the flower with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder. The center of the flower was coloured in with a Wild Wasabi marker. The flower was cut out with the Circles #2 die for the Big Shot (this die is a must for layering wit the 2-1/2" circle punch) and layered onto a punched 2-1/2" Basic Black cardstock circle.

Next I layered a Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi patterned paper from the Beyond the Garden paper pack onto Basic Black cardstock and created layering pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock embossed with the Sqaure Lattice folder and a greeting from the Fabulous Florets stamp set both also layered onto Basic Black cardstock.

Before assembling the card I embossed Wild Wasabi cardstock with the new Flower Garden embossing folder. This folder is so pretty as a background or as the main image on your card.

 

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Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Blossom Bouquet Tripley Layer Punch Inlaid embossing card

 

I promise you. You are going to want this punch. In fact, you can add it to your Summer Mini Catalogue wish list right now!

All of these blossom punched shapes came from one punch, the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. It is really three punches in one. Depending on the setting you choose from the sliding lever, you get one of three unique punched shape or shapes. So cool!

I made this card using Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery cardstocks, one of my favourite subtles colour combinations. After adhering the punches to the Whisper White cardstock, I used the Inlaid Embossing technique on the card with the Square Lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot.

A really quick and easy card thanks to the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

 

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New Clearance Rack Items have been added as well as Grab Bags! Click here and then select "Clearance Rack" from the left hand side to see all the clearance items available. Orders must be placed online. 

 

 Spring is Blossoming Promotion

 

 

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Embossed in Black and White

 Elements of Style in Black and White

 

I absolutely love making black and white cards. I can still remember the first black and white stamped card I ever saw since it made such an impression on me.

Black and white cards are so elegant and seem to come together quickly since I am only focused on using the two colours (and some may argue only one colour since white doesn’t count).

And when I think of elegant cards, the Elements of Style stamp set is usually the first set that comes to my mind.

For this card. I stamped the large floral image onto Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink and let it dry. Then, I embossed the Finial Press embossing folder over the stamped piece with the Big Shot. Although this card would have looked okay without the embossing, I think the added texture makes the card special.

 

So what about you? Are you a fan of black and white cards? Please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks! 

 

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Stamps: Elements of Style (Wood 118611, Clear 120045)

Inks: Basic Black (101179)

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)

Big Shot: Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963)

Other: Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117285)

 

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Grab Bag

Item# 125873  $6 Grab Bag (containing at least $24 worth of products)

Item# 125874  $12 Grab Bag (containing at least $48 worth of products)

Item# 125875  $18 Grab Bag (containing at least $72 worth of products)

Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products including a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components.

 

Spring is Blossoming

 

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Strength & Hope Sneak Peek

Strength & Hope Stamp Set

 

Introducing the Strength & Hope stamp set! This new stamp set will be making its appearance in the 2011 Summer Mini cataloue that you will be able to order from starting on May 1st. For every set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And there is a fantastic Strength & Hope digital kit coming as well. This kit contains the stamp brush set, 12 papers and 10 embellishment pieces. And it also qualifies for the donation.


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I found this stamp set really easy to use. I love the images – "H" hope, the wordsir, a butterfly and a baroque image – and their sizing is just right for card and other projects.

First, I made the tag using the Two Tags bigz die and Finial Press embossing folder for the Big Shot die-cutting machine. I rubbed my Crumb Cake ink pad over the top of the tag to accent the raised images.

Next, I stamped the H hope image and punched it out with the 1-1/4" square punch before layering it onto a Pretty in Pink cardstock punched Scallop Square. The butterfly was stamped in Pretty in Pink ink onto another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the words were stamped on top with Crumb Cake ink.

Don’t you love this combination of words? Definitely the strength part of this stamp set. I also stamped the baroque image in Crumb Cake ink and punched it with the smallest oval. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink around the edges of this piece.

To assemble the tag, I added Very Vanilla seam binding to the top and tied it with linen thread. I used a Vintage Trinkets safety pin to add the oval. I adhered the butterfly/words stamped piece to the tag and then added the H hope stamped piece with dimensionals. The last embellishment was a Vintage Trinket brad with a center Basic Pearl and folded Chantilly Crochet Trim.

I plan to use this Strength & Hope tag as a bookmark but it could be easily added to a card as well.

 

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Place your order today online or by contacting me.

 

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