Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Guess what I did last night?  I watched "The Voice" with my daughter (while my hubby was out in the field) and made 20 cards!  Yep, I made 20 fabulous homemade cards!  It was so easy with the new Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit from Stampin' Up.  Everything you need comes in one box.  You get a seven-piece Occasions Stamp set and clear block, cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards, twine, buttons and clips, full-color brochure w/tips and tricks, die cut paper embellishments, stampin' dimensionsals, Stampin' spots (mini ink pads) and a cool, storable gift box!  I just grabbed the box and went with it...I couldn't believe I could make 20 cards in one evening and I figured they cost me less than $1.50 per card!  And I still have pieces left over, plus a wonderful stamp set to use over and over again!  And ink too!  Did I mention how much I LOVE this new product from SU?  What's great about it is that is is good for beginners but also a nice way to sit down and stress-relieve for an evening and not have to think.  It's all there ready for you!  The cardstock and embellishments are all pre-cut and heavy good cardstock to use.  The brochure is nice to keep for future layout ideas for cards too!  It is item number 134797 and sells for $29.95.  Don't miss out on this one!!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Magnificent Fall!

I love the colors of fall.  I recently made a few cards and I simply love how the new stamp sets I have purchased recently worked.  I used Magnificent Maple, Tape It (one of my favorites), Gorgeous Grunge and Four You.  I used Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  Pretty simple card.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flower Shop Birthday Card

I made this fabulous card for my sister's birthday.  I used the wonderful in colors and the new stamp set Flower Shop with the coordinating punch.  This set and punch are sold as a bundle or can be purchased individually in the new catalog.  And if you noticed the background is something new...a sneak peak from the new upcoming Holiday catalog.  It's called Pretty Print Textured Impressions embossing folder and it's gorgeous.  The picture really does not do it justice.  Enjoy!

More new cards made with new goodies!

Here are four more recent cards I made with new stuff from the new catalog!  I have been having a blast!  I will edit this post later with details on the cards.  Enjoy!

Chalk Talk Birthday Card

Here is a stunning new card made with the new stamp set Chalk Talk and coordinating framelit set.  Mosiac Madness embossing folder was used on the Strawberry Slush cardstock for the backround.  I just love Strawberry Slush and Black together.  Makes for a very stunning card!  Enjoy!

Secret Garden Happy Birthday

Here is a card I made for my mom's birthday.  I used Secret Garden and the new in colors.  LOVE these new colors!  They are so pretty and blend together well.  I cased this card idea from another demo.  I also used the Delicate Designs embossing folder with the coordinating edgelit framelit.  Banner Greetings was used for the sentiment.  Enjoy!

Regarding Dahlias Anniversary

The Dahlia image in the Regarding Dahlias stamp set is quite stunning and makes for a fabulous card in an instant.  I embossed the flower image w/gold powder and used the brushed gold paper for the card base (although it does show up very well in the picture).  Enjoy!

New cards made with new stuff!

Here are a bunch of recent cards made with new goodies from the new catalog. Stamp sets used include:  Wildflower Medley, Six Sided Sampler, Chevron background stamp, Label Love, Wetlands.  I used the new in colors on all the cards except for the Wetlands (duck card).  I have been doing plenty of stamping lately...I just need to take the time to post my creations.  (I did case a couple of the cards from fellow demos.)  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hexagon Birthday

Hexagons are all the rage lately and the new Stampin' Up Six-Sider stamp set and coordinating punch fits the bill.  This set is great for making all sorts of cards, including those difficult masculine ones.  Here's a fun Happy Birthday card I made with this new set.  Enjoy!~

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wheely Sweet Friend

I feel like summer came on like a gangbuster and even thought I have busy playing with my new stuff and making cards, I have totally neglected my blog.  I am going to try to make up for that by posting something 3-4 times a week.  I have made plenty of new cards with fun, fresh new stamp sets and I can't wait to share!  This card was made with the new stamp set Cycle Celebration.  I plan to get a lot of use out of this new set.  It includes several birthday images along with the bike and friend sentiment.  My daughter really liked this set and since she loves to bike ride w/me, I made this card with her in mind.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sneak Peak--Label Love

As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I am fortunate to be able to get my hands on a few items from the new catalog early.  This set, "Label Love" was one of them.  Best thing about has a fabulous coordinating punch!   This set comes with 7 awesome greetings which will be great for both my cards and scrapbook pages!  I was able to make several cards in no time w/this set!  Enjoy!

Sneak Peak--Morning Meadow

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I have a couple of posts this morning...sneak peaks of new stuff from the new catalog set to release on Friday!  I am sooo excited!  Here is a card made with the new hostess stamps set Morning Meadow.  This set features six stamps...a vine w/flowers on it, a flower w/ a coordinating new punch, a label image, a bird and two sentiments (thank you and happy birthday).  I know I will get a lot of good out of this one!  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Masculine Card for Father's Day

I cased this fabulous simple Father's Day card from another SU demo (Marisa Gunn).    I LOVE how simple it is!  Use a square punch to make the banners.  I used Amazing Family and Beyond Plaid stamp sets.  I also used the Print Poetry paper pack, brushed bronze buttons and linen thread.  Colors used were Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, and Midnight Muse.  Fabulous colors!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Patterned Party Birthday

Patterned Party is one of the birthday stamp sets soon to retire.  I love the banner in this stamp set.  Here are a couple of recent birthday cards I made with this stamp set (and retired DSP).  Enjoy!

Best of Brides

Best of Brides and Babies is the new Best of 25 years stamp set for May.  It includes 5 stamps (2 wedding, one anniversary, and two baby).  This is simple wedding card.  I used the 5/8" flower trip (LOVE THIS!).  The flower trim is only available until the end of May, so be sure to get yours before then!  I also used the scallop trim corner punch and scalloped edge punch.  The paper is Pretty in Pink and is soon to be retired.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Photopolymer Style!

OK, I can't pronounce it...Photopolymer...but I really enjoyed using the new stamp set made out of this material.  SU is introducing a new line of photopolymer stamps for a clear stamping option.  This set Designer Type Photopolymer includes 57 pieces!  And it sells for only $13.95.  The possibilities are endless with this fun set.  I love it for making birthday cards.  It's so easy to personalize a birthday card by stamping a person's name on it (which I did on my son's birthday card).  This card is pretty generic and would work for anyone.  I used the Brights DSP, the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Decorative Label Punch for the my border, white baker's twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Merry Minis Punch Pack (the star).   Enjoy!!!

A Round Array Happy Birthday!

Stampin' up recently gave us our first sneak peak at the new 2013-2014 annual catalog with A Round Array!  It is currently available in a bundle package with the new coordinating 7/8" scallop circle punch for 15% off.  The offer ends May 30, 2013.  It's  a fun stamp set with 8 cute stamps that suit all different occasions.  Grab it while you can on sale!  I used the new Designer Type Photopolymer Stamp set to stamp my arrow and then I just simply cut it out.  Other products used include:  The Brights DSP pack, Essentials stamp set (available in the Spring Catalog), and the fabulous Itty Bitty Punch Pack (I use it all the time).  Oh, I also used the 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 19, 2013

All Dressed Up Mother's Day Cards

I am so excited to showcase these new Mother's Day cards I made.  They are called pop up cards and are so much fun to make.  And they were very easy to make too!  I used Stampin' Up's new Card Base Pop n Cuts which makes a standard size card with a fancy edge and two little slits in the bottom to tuck the edges in.  To make the fancy pop up in the center of the card, I simply added the Dress Form Pop n Cuts insert into the Card Base Pop n's all it is super simple to use!  I ran it through my Big Shot (required to make this card) and like magic, all the cutting and scoring in done for me.  I used the new Dress Up Frameslits Die to decorate the outside the of the card.  Super easy and super fun!!!   Enjoy!  (All products can be found in the Stampin' Up Spring Mini Catalog.)  Oh, I also used the Wonderful Mother stamp set for the sentiments.  Inside:  "I love you not only for who you are but for helping me become the person I am."  (Love it!)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Best of Flowers--Thinking of You

Like I mentioned earlier, Stampin' Up is coming out with a "Best of  ?" stamp set every month this year during 2013.  Best of Birthdays, Love, Flowers and Butterflies so far.  The images on these cards are from the Best of Flowers stamp set.  (There is another beautiful silhouette image on this set too.)  These sets are inexpensive and feature beautiful images which can be used over and over again to create beautiful cards and scrapbook pages.  And the best part....for every 6 sets you purchase, you get a stamp set (of your choice) for free!  The sets retail at $14.95 US.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Storybook Friends

Here are some recent baby cards I made from the new stamp set Storybook Friends.  These cards were inspired by fellow SU demonstrator Catherine Stockly (not sure if I spelled it correctly).  This set is so much fun.  It can be used many different ways...not just for baby cards.  Enjoy!

Henry Says, "It's Your Birthday!"

Here is a fun, simple card I made for my niece's birthday.  I used 3 colors I LOVE:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Pool Party...all of which SU decided to KEEP!! YEAH!!! I am so happy!  Oh, the stamp set is made with the fun Henry Says stamp set, available now in the Spring Catalog.  Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

I am trying to catch up on posting! I have a lot of cards I have made recently and have not taken the time to post them. (I also did a few scrapbook pages...which is long overdue!) Here is a card I made with the Blooming with Kindness stamp set. Enjoy!

Best of Birthdays!

To celebrate Stampin' Up's 25th anniversary, the company is releasing a "Best of" stamp set every month for the upcoming year. The best part...for every 6 stamp sets you purchase, you get one FREE!. So far, stamp sets include: Best of Birthdays, Best of Love, Best of Flowers and Best of Love. The sets are very inexpensive (less than $15) and include some of the most popular stamp images SU has ever released. There is also one brand new never-before-seen stamp included in each stamp set. Here are a few cards I have made with the Best of Birthdays stamp set. Check out my Stampin' Up online store to see all the stamp sets and images. Enjoy!

New Catalog Sneak Peak--A Round Array

Here it of the first sneak peaks of new products coming out in the new catalog. Stampin' Up is kind enough to offer it in a special too! The spring surprise bundle includes the new A Round Array stamp set (8 stamps) in clear mount and the coordinating 7/8" scallop circle punch for 15% off! Both the stamp set and the bunch are available separately, but together they are available in a bundle for $23.95 (#133899 English version). Check out my SU store for details!