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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last Chance for the Designer Paper Sale


Now through the end of July
Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale on Designer papers

We all know how to use pieces of DSP (Designer Series Papers)
to make color coordinated backgrounds and layers for cards like this
Thank-you card decorated with a punched butterfly and Designer Series Paper

But here's another idea

Stamp your image on some cute printed Designer Paper 
and cut or punch out the design
Voila! a quick and easy way to color your image.

 Card made with the image stamped on DSP (Designer Series Printed Paper)  Card made with the image stamped on DSP (Designer Series Printed Paper)


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Idea for Wedding Table Decorations

Table Decoration: Topiary Paper Tree
Here's a cute idea for table decorations. You can make these darling topiary trees with some designer paper, a styrofoam ball and the Spiral Flower die.

The topiary paper tree project was designed by Jarmila Vik of Las Vegas. Jarmila's special tip for this project is that she used a paper shredder to make the strips of Designer Paper.

Stampin'UP!'s designer papers curl easily with a scissors or bone folder. The papers are printed with different designs on each side.  And with a different complimentary design on each side you get some lovely coordinated contrast when you curl the paper. 

Stampin'UP! has lots of gorgeous designer paper to choose from. You're sure to find colors to match your event.  

And now through the end of July selected Designer papers are on sale: Buy 3 Get 1 Free!   

Table Decoration: Topiary Paper Tree with Paper Flowers made with the Spiral Flower Die

These trees were embellished with flowers made using the Spiral Flower die.  So quick and easy and it really adds some elegance to the project.  


The paper flowers make cute table favors too! Imagine a little candy Kiss favor by each person's place setting.  Such a cute idea for a wedding.

Table Decoration: Candy Kiss in a flower made with the Spiral Flower Die 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Texture Emboss Projects For an Extra "WOW"

Looking for a way to "WOW"?
Add some texture embossing. 
Here are some samples to show what I mean.

This first image shows a simple, beautiful way to feature a small stamp as the main focal point. The colors,  Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive are nicely balanced with matching inks and paper colors. The stamp is featured on coordinating punched ovals (the Extra Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch) and highlighted by a strip of matching paper.

By the way: these 2 cards were part of a series of posts I did on uses for scrap papers. You can read those original posts here.

Simple card highlighting a small stamped image, Card #1 of Simple to WOW

Now for the "WOW": There's really only 2 differences in the Jazzed up version. The horizontal strip of paper has been punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and the bottom part of the card has some texture embossing done with one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders (which happen to be on sale this week!)

Simple card highlighting a small stamped image, Card #2 of Simple to WOW


Everybody loves a sale, right? Did you know that Stampin'UP! has a sale every week!  New items are announced each Tuesday - which has become my favorite day of the week! 

Here are the items on sale this week. They always seem to come up with a nice balance of embellishments, and Big Shot accessories and a digital item.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I {Heart} Punch Art

Are you a fan of punch art?  I am, and I get really excited when a punch goes on sale.
The Full Heart Punch - which is retiring - is on sale this week.

Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

The idea of punch art is just thinking of alternate uses for the shape.  
Here's a few ideas from a recent class I did using the Full Heart Punch.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch


Here's a few more ideas from recent blog posts.
Click on the image and it will take you to the original post.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Put 2 hearts together with a circle to make a bow.
Its used here as a hair bow, but you could use it for a bowtie too.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Cut the heart in half to make a this cute bird couple.

Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch

Combine the heart with a small oval punch to make this paw print.


Punch Art made with Stampin'UP!'s Owl Punch
If you like the idea of punch art then
  sign up for the Owl Punch art Class 
Its this weekend. We'll be learning how to make 16 different things using the shapes in the Owl Punch

You have 4 options for times:
Friday afternoon - starting at 1pm
Friday evening - starting at 6pm
Saturday morning - starting at 9am
Saturday afternoon - starting at 1pm



I appreciate your business and I'm here to help, contact me with any questions
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired
 
  • Last Day to Purchase Retiring Product is June 4th - available only while supplies last
  • New Catalog goes live June 2nd at noon
  • Need any stamping supplies? You can shop 24/7 in my OnLine Store
  • Be sure to check the Clearance Rack for super deals on retired product.
  • Don't miss the Weekly Deals - new product each Tuesday 
Order on-line -  use the current Hostess Code - Earn Points
The current Hostess Code is: A4M4CXN4

Read the details of my Rewards Program here.  The basics are that you earn 1 point for each $25 purchase.  You can start redeeming them at 6 points!

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Its a Ribbon sale! Time to Embellish - Try a Fork Bow

What's your favorite embellishment.  If you like ribbons you're going to love this news.
Stampin'UP!'s deal of the week includes 5 different ribbons on sale.- check it out.


How do you attach your ribbons?  

These cute Dress Favors have a ribbon belt with a bow.

The ribbon is glued to the project 
and the bow is attached with a Glue Dot.  




There are lots of different ways to add ribbons
  • a package bow
  • a faux bow
  • faux banner flag tails
  • and ruching
I hope you've been inspired to dig into your stash of embellishments 
and start playing with ribbons.


To take advantage of this week's ribbon sale CLICK HERE to order on-line.
Please use this Hostess Code when ordering.  A4M4CXN4
And if your order is over $25 you'll earn Customer Rewards Points.  Check out the details here.
disclaimer: you must "allow demonstrator contact" to earn the points.  If you decline then I won't even see your name as a customer.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Items on Sale This Week - Perfect for Quilters!

Q 1:  Did you know Stampin'UP! has a regular Weekly Sale
New items are listed each week on Tuesday
and Today is Tuesday, so . . .
Check out week's sale

Stampin'UP! Weekly Deals

The weekly sale can really save you money
especially when you take advantage of the sale as part of a larger order. 

Of course, you're still going to pay a minimum shipping fee so It doesn't make sense to spend $6.95 to ship a small item just so you can save $2. 

This week there are a couple of "big ticket" items on sale: the Perfect Pennants Die and the Tasteful Trim Die.  Both are retiring and both are great shapes for quilters.

Are you a quilter?

The Perfect Pennants Die (123126) and the Tasteful Trim Die (120893) are both really versatile shapes for doing fabric piecing and quilting.

Big Shot Die Cut MachineThese are steel cut dies which means they can cut several layers of fabric at the same time . . . a real advantage for quilters who often need to mass produce lots of fabric thats all the same shape.

These dies were designed to work with the Big Shot die cutting machine.  They are too large for the bed of the Cuttlebug, but should work with any die cut machine that has a large enough bed. 

Quilters Love the Big Shot Machine.  
Its a real time saver for cutting multiple pieces and there are a wide range of dies on the market.

Both of these dies are retiring at the end of this catalog cycle. Which means as of now they are available only while supplies last. You'd save $18.98 if you got them both this week while they're on sale. If you are a quilter who sees any potential use for these shapes then you won't want to miss the opportunity to get these dies.

Q2:  Did you know I have a customer rewards program?

Order on-line -  use the current Hostess Code - Earn Points
The current Hostess Code is: A4M4CXN4

Read the details of my Rewards Program here.  The basics are that you earn 1 point for each $25 purchase, and if you got both these dies, even at the sale price, you'd be earning 2 points.  You can start redeeming them at 6 points!

 
 
I appreciate your business and I'm here to help
         contact me with any questions
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired
 
  • Last Day to Purchase Retiring Product is June 4th - available only while supplies last
  • New Catalog goes live June 2nd at noon
  • Need any stamping supplies? You can shop 24/7 in my OnLine Store
  • Be sure to check the Clearance Rack for super deals on retired product.
  • Don't miss the Weekly Deals - new product each Tuesday