Butterfly Thinlets Card

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Isn’t this gorgeous?  I love the “romantic” look of this card!  So pretty……it could be for a shower, a wedding, a girlfriend’s birthday, or even a Sympathy card.  Don’t you think?

This is one of the cards we will make at Saturday Stamp Time!  Attendees will receive half a package of this DSP,  Something Borrowed, and Pink Pirouette Blendabilities — as well as many other goodies!   I used the Blendabilities to color a few of the smallest flowers on this paper.  Voila!  It takes on a whole new look when you add some “pop” of color to it.  The pretty Sahara Sand button is from the Sweet Dreams package of buttons.  Yes, I took a button from the “baby” collection and it was the perfect touch for this card.  I added a pearl in the center and colored the pearl with Pink Pirouette Blendabilities.

We have Saturday Stamp Time at my house about every 3 weeks.  Please watch my blog and my website for future dates.  Your class fee pays for several products from the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, and you learn new ways to use the products you receive.  You can also purchase kits if you can’t attend.  Contact me if you have any questions!

TIP:  Use a VERY light touch when coloring on the paper to prevent a lot of bleeding.  The Alcohol Markers quickly absorb into the fibers of the DSP, and If you look really close you will see that it looks as if I colored out of the lines.  I really didn’t, they just bleed very quickly!

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The Butterfly Thinlets are sold for $24.95.  Three sizes you will love!  The outline (smallest) shape coordinates with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

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Peek-A-Boo Card with Window Sheet

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Once again……so sorry for not getting to the blog!  I am finally getting settled into a new routine at my new job, all the college kids are back at school, and I still hope to do better at regular posting.  But, there’s this thing called “life” that gets in my way!  But hopefully I can get back into the swing of things.  I’m leaving town tomorrow for Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando.  Super excited for creative time as well as GIRLFRIEND time!

Here is a card that I featured at my January downline meeting as well as with my Stamp Club members.  It was a big hit!  Original idea came from Julie’s Blog  and I’m ever so grateful for other demonstrators who share their creative juices! If you aren’t familiar with her blog, you will definitely want to check it out.  I can only DREAM of blogging like she does 🙂

So I decided to call this card a “Peek A Boo Card” because the stamp image peeks through the Window Sheet on the front.  Here are the details…..hope you’ll give it a try!  Take special note that you must stamp the window sheet with STAZON ink (not any other type!).  And do you see the strip of Polka Dots embossed on the front?  The way I created just that one inch strip was with one of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folder BUT, I bought an extra (when they were on sale) and cut it up.  That way I have just a 1″ strip of Polka Dots for projects like this.  It really works out nicely!  I also ordered an extra one of the hearts — the new Embossing Folder with hearts that is found in the Occasions catalog.  I really think I will enjoy having just a strip of hearts going across the bottom of my projects.

Directions and Dimensions:   Base Card is 4” x 11”. Score in half at 5 ½”. On one end, cut off 2 ¾”. From that small piece cut a 1 ½” x 4” strip. You will use this for the bottom of your card. Window Sheet measures 2” x 4”. Use sticky strip to attach the window sheet to the top and the bottom of the card. Stamp Window Sheet with StazOn Ink. Inside cardstock is 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”. Stamp and embellish as desired.

Supplies:

Painted Petals Stamp Set (page 19 Occasions catalog, $23.95 Photopolymer or $24.95 Clear)

Stamp Pads: StazOn Ink, Garden Green, Rose Red

Accessories: Window Sheets, Black Baker’s Twine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

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Wonderful Wreath Decorative Gift Boxes

These Decorative Gift Boxes were made at my club class earlier this week.  I appreciate other bloggers and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who share their wonderful ideas, and Patty Bennett shared this idea on her blog HERE.  If you don’t follow her blog, I highly recommend you giving it a special spot on your list!

If you thought this wreath was ONLY for Christmas, you are so wrong!  Type this stamp set into Pinterest and catch a glimpse of all the uses for this wreath.  I am hoping that Stampin’ Up! will keep it in our product line in the Spring, as well.  This is truly a set for all seasons!  You will want to purchase the Framelits, as well, so that you can easily cut out these shapes, along with the other images.  I colored the tiny pearls with one of my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites for a little added dimension.  It’s subtle, but I like it.
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These boxes are packaged in sets of 6 for $4.95.  That’s right, less than $1 per box.  You can’t go wrong with these.  I plan on using them during the holidays for small food items such as Cinnamon Candy, cake balls, cookies, fudge, and Peppermint Bark.  I think it will be the perfect size for giving to all my neighbors and co-workers.

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Supplies Used:

Decorative Window Gift Boxes, page 200, 132146, $4.95

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, 135047, $25.95

Wonderful Wreath Framelits, 135851, $24.95

BUNDLE AND SAVE:  137624, $43.25 for the stamps and framelits

Inks:  Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler (Christmas version)

Inks:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow (fall version)

Basic Pearls

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, 130995, $11.95

Plaid DSP from Trim the Tree Paper Stack, 135824, $6.95

Misc:  Dimensionals, White Baker’s Twine, Burlap Ribbon

 

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

These are the cards we will be doing for this month’s Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack.  We will meet at my house Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.  You will make 3 each of these 4 cards, for a total of 12 cards.  Please RSVP if you plan on attending and I’ll have your supplies ready for you!   Most of these designs are NOT my own……thanks to Pinterest and other generous demonstrators for these gorgeous designs that they shared.


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Magic Reinkers Technique

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Ladies……I love when I find something new to try after 15 years of being a demonstrator!  I saw this technique online and decided to showcase it at my Stamp with Perrywinkle Downline meeting, as well as my October Club class.  Everyone loved it!  You start by embossing a flower on Shimmery White Cardstock.  You must use the Shimmery White — NOT Whisper White.  In real life, you can still see the shimmer on this flower.  Next, spray your flower with water until it is sopping wet — puddles of water everywhere!  Then you take a damp Aqua Painter and dip it into some Reinker of your desired color.  I put a few drops of Blackberry Bliss reinker into the lid of one of our button containers.  So get some ink on the Aqua Painter and then very lightly and quickly touch the tip of the Aqua Painter to the puddles of water on your flower.  The ink with MAGICALLY spread out — the water conducts the ink all over the section of the flower where the water is located.  It doesn’t typically spread from one section to another.  That’s why you want to use a flower like this one with wide open spaces, for the most part.  GIVE THIS A TRY!  You’ll never be disappointed, but each flower will look unique and gorgeous!

It will take the flower a bit of time to dry.  You can blot it a tiny bit with paper towel if desired.  The flower may curl up on you a little bit, so you might want to blot a tiny bit, or just leave it alone.  When it curls up, it also lets the water/ink mixture flow freely all over your flower.  SO PRETTY!

 

 

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Weekly Deals and Fall Fest Card using Blendabilities

Stampin’ Up! introduced new Weekly Deals yesterday……and I’m pretty excited about these.  I don’t have a few of these items, so I’ll be adding them to my order this week.  Would you like any of these items?  I’ll throw in FREE SHIPPING if you email me or call me with your order before they expire next Monday night.

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The card below was used for one of my recent Blendabilities Classes.  We used them in a “non-traditional” way and colored on top of embossed pumpkins.  First you want to emboss the pumpkins on Whisper White Cardstock using White Embossing Powder.  Allow them to cool.  Color and shade as desired.  Use a light touch to protect the tips of your markers.   Hope you enjoy another great idea using the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Blendabilites markers (Pumpkin Pie set).   P1050921

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Bloom for You Card

bloom for you 2This is another card that we made this week at our monthly Club Class.  This is a single image stamp set, so it is easy on the pocketbook!  The Washi Tape and coordinating punches make this is very quick and easy card.  I look forward to using this flower for many other color combos!

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Supplies:

Bloom For You Stamp, 134345, $9.95

Fun Flower Punch, 133785. $16.95

7/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 129404, $12.95

Label Bracket Punch, 132153, $15.95

(***for the corners of the white cardstock)

Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, 133690, $4.95

Deco Labels Framelits, 130102, $24.95

Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, 132708, $5.95

Crisp Canteloupe Ink

Pistachio Pudding Cardstock (leaves)

Basic Rhinestones