Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Items Added to the Clearance Rack!

                   Hi all!
 
 Stampin' Up! has added more retired products
to the clearance rack, many items from the holiday mini.
Get them before they are gone, it's while supplies last!
 
 
 
You can shop online here.
Please use the hostess code when placing an order for less than $150.
You have a chance to earn free products!
March Hostess code: EAJSXMQQ

Remember with every $50 order you get to choose free Sale A Bration items!
Stampin' Up! added more options to the free Sale A Bration choices.
 
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals:
Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Label Love Clear Stamp Set
Price: $17.95 $13.46
Petite Petals Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Price: $12.95 $9.71

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bunny Berry Basket BigZ Die

 
I created the basket with the brown mid weight chipboard/tagboard
that comes in some of our packaging.
You could also make these with the white tagboard from our designer series paper. 
Use a glue stick and attached dsp to the white tagboard before cutting it out.
 
One 12" x12" sheet is enough for one basket.
You run the die through twice.  It can be hard to turn the mid weight chipboard through.
I didn't add the handles.
 
The bunny is a bunch of punch shapes.
 
You'll need:
3 - 2.5" circle punch - Whisper White
2 - 1" circle punch - Whisper White
2 - Jumbo Oval punch - Whisper White
2 - Large Oval punch - Pink Pirouette
2 - 1/2" circle punch - Black
 
1. face
Place a Pink candy dots (or a brad) on center of one 2.5" circle shape.
Draw whiskers outward from candy dot.
Attach eyes above whiskers with glue dots.
Draw freckles on 1" circles.
Attach 1" circles to face with Dimesionals.
 
2. ears
 Attach pink ear centers on white Jumbo Oval punch.
Attach ears to back of the circle with the face on it.
 
3. assemble
Attach 2nd circle to the back side, at the bottom of face circle.
Attach 3rd circle (place adhesive all around edges) to back of face circle.
It hides the ears, and makes it stronger.
Attach inside basket with Sticky Strip.
 
4. grass
Use the fringe scissors to create grass.  Cut into 2 - 4 1/8" x 11 strip.
Attach in basket over bunny.
 
5. ribbon
The bow is ribbon wrapped around the basket
and attached with Sticky Strip on the back and front sides.
 
6.greeting
The greeting is from For Peeps' Sake - Occasion Catalog.
Color with markers, punch out with Scallop Oval punch.
Attach with a Dimensional to basket.
 
Happy stamping!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Celebrate Today - Ballon Set - Shaker card

Easy, Peasy, Shaker card.
I got this card in the QC swap.
No more foam spacers!
It's so easy you could make it in your sleep! 
swap card
 
I added the In Color Sequins to mine. 
 
Tutorial:
1. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3.75" x 4".  Stamp your desired image. 
    Stamp with the 3.75" being the width of your card.
 
2. Take one 4" x 6 Cello bag. (Page 200 in the Big Book.  #102757 50 ct for $4.50)
    Slid your stamped cardstock into the cello bag. The 4" is the width of the bag.  It's a snug fit. 
Oops, forgot a picture before the confetti!
Using the Star Confetti punch, some the pieces are from the blue layer. 
Some are from scraps, some are In Color sequins.
 
3. Turn it over, hold it open, and put your "confetti" onto the clear bag. 
    Tilt so it slides to the bottom.
By adding your confetti after the stamped image is inside,
you don't end up with stuff on the back side.
 
4. Fold remainder of bag to the back and attach with Sticky Strip.
 Oops again, bad balloon image o the back!  lol 
 
Voila!
Shaker card from a cello bag. 
No more foam pieces with corners that leak confetti!
Now just finish off your card as you choose.
 
Happy stamping!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pocket card - Berry Basket Die

I am finding so many fun things to make with the Berry basket die on Pinterest.
This was so cute I had to offer it to my Stamp Buffet attendees.
This is a card with the pocket made from the berry basket.
 
 
Cut one basket with a folded sheet of cardstock.
Line it just above the score line for side of the basket.
 
How it turns out.
 
Attach one piece of trim around this.
You can staple or use Sticky Strip for this.
The short flap get folded behind the front and attached with Sticky strip tape.
 
I put white contact paper over my dies.
 I can easily see where to put my cardstock.
 
 
I also ran it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.
It is wide enough to hold a seed packet or a candy treat!
My class attendees had 2 choices for the card decoration, Easter or spring.

 
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday Tip of the Week and Weekly Deals!


Tuesday Tip of the Week:
I'm busy sorting and thinning my stamp stuff.  I am part of a huge sale on April 25th.  I have had to clean a lot of used stamps to prepare them for the sale.  I found using  the cleaning product, Simple Green, mixed 50% water  with 50% Simple Green (in a small spray bottle) is an excellent solution for getting old ink off the stamps.


Weekly Deals:
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Mosaic Madness Clear Stamp Set
Price: $18.95 $14.21
Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $5.21

Monday, March 16, 2015

New Photopolymer Stamp Set - Just Kidding

This funny new set is just what you need for laughs that will last. 
 It's so versatile, you'll find yourself using it over and over again. 


Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set 
 #140667  Price: $15.95
Recommended clear block sizes are D, G (not included in the set).

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lip Gloss Holder Tutorial

Here are a couple of bunny basket treats to make.

 
One with the bunny dashing down the rabbit hole.
Easy, Peasy!  No face to draw!  I used a pencil eraser for the pink spot on his paw.
 
Greeting from, For Peeps' Sake, out of the Occasions Catalog.
 
       Tutorial:
 
 
Here's one we made earlier in the year for Valentine's Day treats.
 
 
Happy stamping!
 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Tip of the Week and Weekly Deals


Tuesday Tip of the Week:
I feel everyone knows this one but recently I had a customer who said she'd never heard this tip before. 

Stamping with Background Stamps:
When using a large background stamps place it face up on the table. 
Press the ink pad to the stamp surface to ink it.  You get better coverage with the ink this way. 

Place your cardstock face down on the stamp surface,
cover with a sheet of scrap paper larger than stamp surface and press evenly all across the cardstock.  You can also run a brayer across the surface to press the cardstock evenly onto the ink.

Another thing I've done lately is add a folded post it to the back of the cardstock.  It makes it easier for me to lift it off the ink with my arthritis.  I place it at an edge so I don't get the impression of the post it in my image.
Hmm, see I dropped it the first time trying to place it on the stamp. 
Good thing there are 2 sides to SU's cardstock!
 
***
 
Well I didn't press very well across all the flowers,
but that is the charm of a handmade card.  They aren't perfect!
 
It is easy to make a fun, fast, card with background stamps.
Wildflower Meadow is on sale starting today!
If you place an online order, please use use the hostess code listed above the shopping cart in the right hand column.  This qualifies you for a chance to win hostess benefits in the monthly order!
 
Happy stamping!
 

Weekly Deals:
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Gold Stampin' Glitter
Gold Stampin' Glitter
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Marina Mist 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Old Olive Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Old Olive Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Wildflower Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96


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