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One Sheet Wonder

Published by under cards,One Sheet Wonder | Oct 21 2008

I wanted to make a whole bunch of cards for a lovely group of crafty ladies I met recently, so it was
 “One Sheet
Wonder” time.  

First, I stamped an A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock in Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand, with stamps from the Priceless stamp set.

I cut and scored a few pages of Bashful Blue card stock, and rolled the So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel® across them. Then it was just a matter of slicing up my stamped sheet into pieces, matting them on some more cardstock along with ribbon and then putting them all together. I wanted each card to be a little different, without taking all day.

I hope the ladies like them.

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Short & Sweet

Published by under cards,specials | Oct 19 2008

A few days ago I wrote about the great promotion that’s running this month to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 20th birthday. Today I’ve been making some cards with another of the sets that are 20% off with any $20 order: Short & Sweet (p118 Idea Book & Catalogue).

I love how the stamps in this set are the perfect size for a tag or small gift card, but on a full size card they also complement other stamps beautifully. Perfect for when you want a happy-looking, casual sentiment.

If this set is still on your wish list, don’t forget you’ve only got until the end of October to get it at the discounted price.

This last card features an acetate window with ‘best wishes’ stamped in Jet Black Staz-On, although it’s a bit hard to see in the photo. First I punched out the flower window from the base card (3″x3″) with Stampin’ Up!’s 5-Petal Flower Punch, and did the same for the square of Fall Flowers Designer Series paper. After stamping the sentiment on the acetate, it was sandwiched between the base card and decorated paper.  This was lots of fun and I plan an making more!

I just had to get the 5-Petal Flower Punch after seeing Juliana’s sheep here. Oh how cute! I’m trying to be good with my purchases and not buy anything unless I can find five different uses for it, and that was the last one I needed. :)

Hope you’re having a great weekend –

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Define Your Life #1: Create

Published by under Define Your Life series | Oct 17 2008

This is part 1 in a series of 26, where I bring you different projects featuring each of the words in the big mumma of stamp sets, Life Definitions (p28 Idea Book & Cat.). This was one of the 17 free stamp sets I chose earlier this year (gotta love this company!!!), and although I must admit that some stamps in this set haven’t yet seen ink, they *will* by the time I’m finished here!

images © 1990-2008 Stampin’ Up!®

 

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October Sketch/Colour Challenge

Published by under cards,challenges | Oct 15 2008

The first of our EurekaStampers team challenges got under way this month, and they are so much fun!

What a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try new colours, new designs and new techniques.

This one was designed by Juliana. The challenge: To use OLD OLIVE, MORE MUSTARD, BRAVO BURGUNDY and VERY VANILLA in the layout pictured on the left.

 

And this is my version:

This card gave me a great excuse to use my Earth Elements buttons (not that I need one LOL). I set myself my own little challenge of using a stamp that hasn’t seen ink for a while. This one is from Wild Rose, which is a great 2-Step stamp set. The bottom layer of the flower was stamped in Bravo Burgundy, but I ‘stamped off’ first on to scrap paper so that it was lighter. The outline – part 2 of the 2-step process – was stamped in full-strength Bravo Burgundy. 

The tie in the buttons is made from the edge/binding sliced from a small piece of Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon. I just love love love how everything is co-ordinated with Stampin’ Up!… the cardstock, inks, buttons, ribbons, etc. Since I started using SU products, I haven’t worried about having leftovers or unused bits and pieces after a project is finished, because I know I can use it to match beautifully in a future project.

Want to see what the other girls in our team came up with? Team members can check out the gallery. Not yet a demonstrator? I would love to have you as part of my team! In addition to the 20% instant income (discount on product) there are many other benefits like taking part in team challenges LOL!! (Click on the “Join Stampin’ Up!” tab at the top of this page for more info.)

‘Til next time,
      happy stamping!

 

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Big Bold Birthday

Published by under cards,specials | Oct 12 2008

One of the most versatile sets available this month as part of Stampin’ Up!’s birthday promotion is Big Bold Birthday. There sure is more to this set than meets the eye!

Many of the 13 stamps can be used together to create a single new image, a technique Stampin’ Up! calls “2-Step Stamping”. Off the top of my head, here are a few ideas: 

  • candles +  box = birthday cake
  • ribbon + box = present
  • ribbon + ribbon (upside down) = flower
  • happy birthday sentiment = stem on the flower, string for the balloon

You get the idea. This is also a great set to practice your kissing technique… now don’t laugh, you know I don’t mean to pucker up the lips. LOL. Kissing, as in inking up two stamps and pressing them together so that the image from one transfers to the other. Yeah, of course you knew what I meant, hehehe.

Here are some cards I made this week with Big Bold Birthday. Enjoy!

 

 

 Until the end of October, a $20 purchase from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue will get you this set for the great-value price of $43.16!! Want more info? Email me and I’ll get back to you in a flash.

 

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Happy Birthday Stampin’ Up!

Published by under specials | Oct 01 2008

Stampin’ Up! turns 20 Years Old this month, and we all get to celebrate with a 20% discount off the price of selected stamp sets.

Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be sharing some cards made with these gorgeous stamps. If any of these are on your wish list then now is the time to snap them up! Click here to find out how.

Images © 2008 Stampin’ Up!

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