Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Stamp A Stack

It's that time again!  What time you say?

Well first off tomorrow is July 1st, and we all know what happens on July 1st!!  The Stampin' Up New Idea Book and Catalog will be available to order from, starting at 12:00 pm Mountain Time!!!   Woo Hoo !! 
It's pretty exciting stuff for those of us who LOVE to STAMP!

And it was also Stamp A Stack time!  The Stamp A Stack is held 3 times a year at Susan Campfield's house, who is my upline.   At the Stamp A Stack, Susan's downline can also participate in the FUN!     How you might ask?   By sharing this event with their customers as well.

We were again over capacity with a FULL house of 22 stampers plus demonstrators ready to get started on the task ahead, which was to Stamp A Stack of cards. Five Card Designs created by Susan Campfield and Brenda Cardinal.   Everyone at the Stamp A Stack makes 3 cards of each design for a total of 15 finished cards to take home and send out to their friends or family.

So let's get started with a picture of the 5 Card Designs that everyone made.

1st up is the Upsy Daisy Does the Tango Card.  Love the Funky Fold on this card!

Stamp Sets:  Upsy Daisy, Curvy Verses
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Versa Mark
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Next up is the Fabulous Florets card.

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Florets, Sincere Salutations
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Flower Garden Embossing Powder

Next up is the Lovely As A Tree Card.

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree, Perfect Punches, Wonderful Favorites
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Markers:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Sponges, Blender Pen, Round Tab Punch

And now we have the Blossom Bouquet Card.  This also is a Funky Fold card.  The top Daffodil Delight piece is the opening for the card with the greeting right behind it.  So clever!

Stamp Set:  Bold Blossom
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Old Olive
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Circle, Triple Layer Punch Blossom Bouquet

And for the Grand Finale - we have the Anchors Away card.

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Sincere Salutations
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, River Rock
Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, River Rock
1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Many Thanks to Susan and Brenda for sharing their talents with us !!!

Have a Wonderful and Safe 4th of July !!!

Thanks for taking the time and stopping by today!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flower Fest Thank You Cards

You know it's the little things that count the most, right?   So I thought I would share the "Thank You" cards that I made for my Stamp Club members and those who pre-ordered a catalog from me.

I'm really loving the Flower Fest stamp set that is in the Summer Mini !!

Here's my Thank You card.

I used the Gift Notes and envelopes that are retired.  They are a little smaller than the Note Cards.
The Ink Colors are a Sneak Peek from the New In Colors - Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Black Stazon.  This card also uses the Burnishing Technique, which makes the flowers really stand out.

I'm hoping that everyone enjoyed them as much as I did making them.  Remember it's the little things that make a difference.  Take time and make someone that you know happy, by sending them a handmade "Thank You" card. 

Happy Stamping !!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thank You Chocolate Treat Holders

Happy Monday !   I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

Everyone LOVES chocolate right?   I wanted to share with you the Thank You Chocolate Treat Holders that I made for my Stamp Club ladies last week.  You know it's the little things that are so special!  

So it's a Becky Roberts day today!  Becky had made a Hershey Bar Gift Holder for her son's teachers as a Thank You gift.  You can see hers by clicking  ( Here )     This is my take on Becky's project as a "Thank You" to my Stamp Club members. 

These are so cute and very easy to make!   A perfect "Thank You" Gift for sure.  

Here's a close up view.

Thanks Becky for always inspiring me !!!

Stamp Set - Flower Fest, Happy Greetings
Cardstock - Pacific Point  2 3/4" x 10 1/4"  
                   Plus scrap for Scallop Punch
                   Score @ 5", 5 1/4"   Then score 1/4" on both sides.
                    Pear Pizzazz - Scrap for leaves
                   Whisper White - Scrap for flower and saying
Ink - Pacific Point,  Old Olive
Designer Paper - Beyond the Garden   2" x 4 3/4"
3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch out the flower.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Springtime Vintage Purse

A couple of weeks ago I was so lucky to have a fellow demonstrator share what she LOVES with me !!  Brenda Cardinal invited myself and another fellow demonstrator Carol Rosengren over to learn how to make this Fabulous purse.  

You may have seen my earlier post where at the Minneapolis Regionals in February,  Brenda first showed us her Fabulous Springtime Vintage purse. 

If not, then here it is again.  Brenda not only had a Fabulous purse, but she also made a matching Skirt and a Yo Yo Pin.  She even had found the perfect shoes to match !!

So when Brenda offered to share her talents with us, we jumped at the chance to let her!  After several hours of measuring, cutting, ironing and sewing.  Then to add to the FUN and conversation, Carol had brought a little dinner for us to enjoy!!  With purse handles purchased and more ordered the sewing complete we were finished with our very own Fabulous Springtime Vintage Purses!  Woo Hoo !!

Here is the Finished Purse !!

This is a view from the Front of my Fabulous Springtime Vintage Purse.  Isn't it just too adorable!!

This is a Side view of my Fabulous Springtime Vintage Purse. 

The pattern and the handles are from Quilts Plus.  The Purse pattern is called "Silver Frame Purse".
You can check out the website   ( Here ) 

Just imagine what you'll be able to do with ALL the fabric that is still available to order !!  I heard that there will even be some additional Fabric in the NEW 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalog!  If you haven't Pre-Ordered your catalog yet, what are you waiting for?  Send me an email ( and I will include a little surprise for you with your catalog! 

Go ahead and dust off those sewing machines that have been put away for awhile. 
You'll have a GREAT time !!

I want to Thank all of You for stopping by today!!
Enjoy your Thursday !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

June Stamp Club Projects

Wow, where does the time go?  Summer is almost here and Convention 2011 is right around the corner. 

This was our last club meeting until September.  We take a couple of months off for all the Summer activities that are going on.  So I decided that we needed to make some Funky Fold Cards at our club meeting.

So let's get started!!

Here's the Group Picture of the 3 Funky Fold Cards that we made.

        All the cards are using stamp sets from the Summer Mini.

The first card is a Side Stair Step Card using the Fabulous Florets set, the middle card is an Easel Card using the Flower Fest set and the last one is a Gate Fold Card using the Pretty Postage set.

This cute Birthday card is a Side Stair Step card.  Did you know that you can switch which side you want the Stair Step to be on?  FUN !!  Inspired by Chat Wszelaki's June tutorial.  ( Here )
The recipe is what I used to make Chat's card.
Stamp sets -  Fabulous Florets, Curly Cute
Cardstock - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Patterns Designer Paper - Daffodil Delight
Ink - Old Olive
3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool

The second card is a cute version of the Easel Card.  

                       This is the Closed View.

                               This is the Open View.

This card is using the Flower Fest stamp set.  Then how cute is this Faux Scrunchy Bow.  I just love how the Scrunchy Faux Bow is what makes this card stand up!  This card was a  CASE from Dawn Olchefske.   ( Here )    Dawn has a video on how to make the Scrunchy Bow!  ( Here )  Two original creators of this fantastic bow,  Ruth Bingle and Mary Brown.
                     These Faux bows ROCK ladies!!

Recipe:    Stamps set - Flower Fest, Happy Greetings
Cardstock - Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Ink - Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon
1-1/4" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, 3-1/2" Circle Die, 3" Circle Die, 1-1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

The third card is a Gate Fold Card, using the Pretty Postage stamp set.

For the Gate Fold Card, you start with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock. 
The 12" side is scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10".   
Inspired by Chat Wszelaki's May Tutorial  ( Here )   I just made it be a Gate Fold card instead.  

Thanks to both Chat Wszelaki and Dawn Olchefske !!

I so want to thank all of you for stopping by!!   I hope that you have a wonderful week!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beyond the Garden Card Holder and Cards

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  This was the first weekend full of sunshine and no rain!  Finally!  So nice to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather. 

It's a Kim Van Diepen day today!  I've seen some of these card holders before, but when I saw that Kim had a tutorial on how to make one.  I had to give it a try!  Kim's Card Holder used the Paisley Petals Designer Paper which was part of the Sneak Peek Promotion of in April and that will be in the New 2011 - 2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  My Card Holder is made with the Beyond the Garden Designer Paper from the Summer Mini Catalog.  I will also share the two cards that I made to put inside the Card Holder.

Here's the Group Picture of the Beyond the Garden Card Holder and Cards.

I just love how this project turned out!

This is the Beyond the Garden Card Holder - Closed View. 

This is the Beyond the Garden Card Holder - Open View.

This is the Fabulous Florets Card.   I don't remember where I saw the original card.  So if this is similar to your card, please let me know so that I can give you credit.

Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango   5 1/2" x 8 1/2",  3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
                   Whisper White     4" x 5 1/4",  Plus Scraps for Flowers
                    Wild Wasabi        Scrap for Butterfly
Ink:  Daffadil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Craft Whisper White
Beyond the Garden Designer Paper   3 3/4" x 5"

Daffadil Delight 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearl, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals

This is the Beyond the Garden Birthday Card.  Inspired by Susan Campfield.
The Recipe for this card can be found on an earlier post on my blog ( Here )  It's the second card in the Four Frames post.

You can check out Kim's Card Holder on her Blog - Stampin By The Sea ( Here )
And at the bottom of her post, you'll find her video.  Thanks Kim for inspiring me to give this a try! 

I want to Thank You all for stopping by today !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blossom Bouquet Punch Card

Well I didn't quite make it back yesterday as promised.  Busy Day all around and work just wasn't cooperating yesterday either.

I wanted to share this Blossom Bouquet Punch card with you today.   This was one of our Make and Takes from our DIVA meeting last month.  I just love this Triple Punch idea!  It was so much FUN to make this card and super easy too!   We took 3 colors and used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Punch to make our shapes for this card.  Mix and Match the colors and we even ran some of the cardstock through the Lattice Square Embossing Folder to add some texture.  Added a couple of Bitty Buttons and the Decorative Label Punch and there you have it!   We even used all the pieces that were punched, so no leftovers! 

Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz    5" x 10"  Scored @ 5"    
                                          Plus Scraps for punching.
                   Perfect Plum    4 7/8" x 4 7/8"   
                                          Plus Scraps for punching.
                   Baja Breeze     Scraps for punching.
                   Whisper White  4 3/4" x 4 3/4"    
                                           Plus a Scrap for punching.
Blossom Bouquet Triple Punch,  Decorative Label Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Lattice Square Embossing Folder, Bitty Buttons.

Thanks go to Susan Campfield for sharing her creativity with us!

Thanks again for taking time to stop by today and Have a Wonderful Day !!

Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's That Time of Year !!

Today is June 1st and you know what that means...the day we all find out which beloved stamp sets and accessories are being discontinued from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog to make room for all the new products in the new catalog coming out on
July 1st!

Discontinued Stamp Sets can be found  ( Here )       

Discontinued Accessories can be found  ( Here )  This list is updated daily.

Discontinued Definitely Decorative products can be found  ( Here ) 

Discontinued stamp sets, Stampin' Up! will manufacture to fill demand. However, the accessories are first come first served, so don't delay in ordering!
You can place your order with me - online  ( Here )

I'll be back later today with a Post for You, but wanted to get this information out to you first!!

Happy Stamping !!!


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