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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monthly Craft Kits are On Sale - Today Only!


If you've ever thought about getting monthly craft kits in the mail 
then you're going to love this:
Stampin'UP!'s monthly craft kits are on sale.

Normally $20 a month, when you sign up today you'll  
get the first month for only $5

This is a total no-brainer. Why?
  • because the May kit is super cute and useful: 4 sturdy gift bags and 6 cards.  The two sentiments are "Happy Birthday" and "Celebrate" (which is perfect for graduations)
  • because there's no obligation: you can quit the subscription any time
  • and because $5 is a super starter price to get that first kit as a trial to see how you like it.

Tell your friends about this amazing $5 Kit. 
You can subscribe together and plan a group craft night. 

The kits are complete with everything you need except adhesive to make some really cute projects. You'll get instructions and photos of the finished project. You can make it as shown or add your own creative touches. I always have extra parts left over that I can use on other projects.

The kits even include their own stamps and cute little 1" ink pads. 
Its a great, inexpensive way to slowly build up a supply of all-purpose stamps and ink pads.

If you need a little convincing then check out this gallery of past month's kits.
Cute right? and tons of alternate ideas for how to use the supplies in the kits.

Are you ready to try it? Sign-up here

Use this promo code to get your first month for only $5 
24HOURS

The promo code is a reminder that this sale is 24 hours only.  Why the rush? Because the subscriptions bill on the 10th of the month and you'll definitely want this May Craft Kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Build a Bouquet Embossed Flower


I got this card from Mary Goonan

This card is a perfect example of how a simple design can be stunning. Of course its helped by the very pretty flower stamp and the gorgeous font used on the sentiment. Both the flower and the sentiment are from a set called Build a Bouquet. The stamps in this set are intended for use with the Build a Bouquet Project Kit, but I think they look beautiful used by themselves.


Mary decorated the card with a strip of Designer Paper printed with leaves. Isn't this pattern perfect for this card?  A pretty strip of leaves running up the side of the card.  The pattern Mary chose is from the Painted Blooms Paper Pack.  I love how these papers come printed on both sides. it gives you so many different designs to choose from.  And with 2 pages of each design in the package, you get lots of the pattern to play with too.

FYI: This project uses a couple of "soon to retire" products. The Painted Blooms Designer Paper used on this project and the Build a Bouquet stamp set are both from the Occasions catalog which expires the end of this month. Since we're in the last month of the catalog, this paper is now "available only while supplies last".

In fact, both the Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog are expiring the end of May. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.  Have you see the catalogs?



Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.

Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gift Card Holder with the Confetti Star Border Punch

Just a quick share today - a Gift Card Holder.
Its the season for Graduations and Weddings 
and if you're looking for a quick easy way to present a gift card this is it.
 
Gift card holder for graduation or wedding made with the Confetti Stars Punch

Confetti Stars Border PunchThis is super easy to make:
Voila! Quick and easy and oh so pretty.

By the way, the Designer Paper used on this project is from the Occasions catalog which expires the end of this month. Since we're in the last month of the catalog, this paper is now "available only while supplies last".

In fact, both the Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog are expiring the end of May. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.  Have you see the catalogs?


Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.
Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sponged and Embossed Vellum Butterfly

Its finally spring here in southern Wisconsin, no butterflies yet, but my hostas and daffodils are several inches tall already. Everything is just green right now, but in anticipation of some colorful flowers to come I made this butterfly card.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Painted Petals and Papillon Potpourri Stamp Sets

It was hard to know what colors to use on this butterfly, there is so much variety in nature. I settled on something that kind of matched the flowers. 

s Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set: heat embossed in white and sponged on the back

Here's how I did the butterfly: The butterfly is stamped on Vellum - which is a translucent parchment paper. I stamped the butterfly in White Craft Ink and then heat embossed it with White Embossing powder.  To get the color I sponged Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay on the back side. Adding the color on the back gives greater contrast for the detail on the front. I really love how this turned out.

Well, if you're a fan of Stampin'UP! products you're probably aware that its catalog transition time. Both the Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog will expire the end of May. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.  Have you see the catalogs?


Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.
Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.





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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Playing with Lay-outs - This Versatile Lay-out Makes 2 Totally Different Cards

Here are 2 cards, both with the same lay-out, yet they look totally different. 

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Open Sea Stamp Set Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Stippled Blossom Stamp Set
stamp set:  Open Sea                                                      stamp set:  Stippled Blossoms

Stampin'UP!'s Open Sea Stamp Set                       Stampin'UP!'s Stippled Blossom Stamp Set

Both cards use the Chevron Embossing folder on the bottom half of the card front. I love texture embossing, its a great way to add some depth and dimension to a project. You can also add texture with ribbon or twine, like the Linen Thread on these 2 cards.

The sentiments on the 2 cards are both from a set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.  What a great set! 24 different sentiments to choose from and they all fit in the Word Window punch (the white piece on these cards). Then to make it look pretty I layered the sentiment on a colored piece that was created with the Modern Label punchFYI: The Modern Label punch is on the retirement list - boy am I going to miss that one. I use that punch a lot!

Speaking of retiring, the flower stamp set is on the retirement list too. Its a 2-step stamp set called Stippled Blossoms. If you look close you can see the 2 images stamped to make the flower: The solid lighter body of the flower and the darker detail on the petals.  

For Stampin'UP! fans the catalog transition time is always exciting. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.



Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.

Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.





* * * Find a deal  * * *
**Up to 80% Savings
on Clearance Rack Items


**Don't miss the Weekly Deals 
new product each Tuesday


 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Table Favor with the Curvy Box Thinlet Die

This pretty little box was die cut using the Curvy Box Thinlet Die.



The small round label used on this project is one of three labels that comes with the Curvy Box Thinlet.  The label is embellished with a ribbon rose and tied to the box with some Silver Thread Baker's Twine.
Stampin'UP!'s Curvy Box Thinlet Die


Table Favor for a wedding shower or baby shower made from Stampin'UP!'s Curvy Box Thinlet Die 
The silver threads in the Baker's twine are a pretty good match for the Smoky Slate ink used to stamp the lace on the box.  

For this project I used the Something Lacy background stamp on 2 sides of the box. I stamped the lace on alternate sides - there wasn't any special reason not to stamp all 4 sides.  You'd just get a different look to the project.

Wouldn't this cute little box make perfect a table favor for wedding guests or for a bridal shower.  I also think it would be  really sweet for a baby shower.

 

The Curvy Box Thinlet has been a really popular product and its probably retiring. This die was originally in the Holiday catalog last fall and carried over into the spring. We don't know whether it will be in the new catalog or not, so for now we have to assume its retiring.  If this item has been on your Wish List, you might want to get it before its gone. 

Here's a few more projects made with the Curvy Box Thinlet die. These were from a meeting last fall, and FYI: the moustache die is retiring for sure, in fact its on sale, priced for clearance.

Find something you like? I'd be happy to help you place your order, or you can order on-line and have it shipped directly to your house.  Use this Hostess Code (good through April)
I'll be happy to help you place your order 
If you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.