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March 2013 posts

Happy Easter and Birthday!

Hello Kitty with Stampin up punches and paper
Today we celebrated our grandaughters 4th Birthday, and since she LOVES hello kitty, I only thought it was appropriate to make her a Hello Kitty card.  Everything pink with Melon Mambo Cardstock and Designer Series Paper.  Finishing touch on the tag with Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a Sharpie permanent marker. All other supplies are Stampin' Up!


Hello Kitty stampin up paper crafting
I made the bow using the Fork Technique.  Love the 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon that is featured in the Spring Catalog.  It comes in three great colors Marina Mist, Old Olive and Melon Mambo.  The face is the Large Oval Punch, and the ears are a heart punched out upside down.  I applied Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the Basic Black cardstock and cut them into very thin strips with our awesome Table Top Cutter.


Stiped organdy ribbon

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Hello Kitty Tag Stampin' Up! Punches
Also made matching tags for the gifts.

Hope you day was filled with family, love and laughter!

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Paper Piercing and the New Super Duper Sharp Piercing Tool.

Secret GardenThis is one of those cards that looks way better in person. I want to give you a tip about the paper piercing on this card.  If you do not have the new Stampin' Up! paper piercing tool, you NEED to get one. While I Have about a half dozen sitting around I figured I better try out the new one.  I could not believe how much sharper it is and what a clean nice hole it makes!  It has an ergonomic handle to make paper piercing a breeze and easy on your hand and wrist.  

Be sure to add one to your Stampin' Up! paper crafting supply order, after all they are only $3.95 and you will truly be amazed.   And don't forget to check out our unique paper piercing templates with a variety of designs to go with it. 

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Check out More posts using the  Secret Garden Stamp Set

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Card Inspiration
Technique how to Series Reinker Spread
Reinker Spread
Secret 2
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Week 8 Reinker Spread Technique How To


Reinker Spread was a neat technique that demonstrator, Crystal French shared several years ago.  It can add great interest to any outline stamped image that you use when making your handmade card. Here, I used the Secret Garden Stamp Set and embossed it and then used the reinker spread technique to give color to the flower.  This weeks video will show exactly how to do this technique, starting out with an embossed image.  If you have never embossed let me show you a few steps below, before you watch the video.  All supplies shown are Stampin' Up!  As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you can get any of these paper crafting supplies at my online store.


Technique how to embossing 

The image in the video I used Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder.  For this tutorial I used classic ink so you could see it better.  (You can use classic ink to get a colored image, but, you need to work very quickly as the ink dries fast).

Ink Pad - Clear Embossing Powder -  Heat Tool

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Pour the Embossing Powder over the stamped image, then tap the powder off.


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Heat image with your heat too, till it looks a bit glossy, let cool.

  Technique how to Series Reinker Spread


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Technique how to reinker spread
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Get Ready! Our Spring Fabric Frenzy Starts Today!

I want you to know that I am not a Seamstress, but last year when I discovered making the little tissue holders I was hooked.  Now don't get too excitied that is all I sew.  Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!


Fabric just isn't for sewing anymore you can tear it and make a great ribbon.  This card is one I did last fall using one of my favorite packages Spice Cake!  Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26").  If you are a seamstress you can use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and much more! 


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Secret Garden, What will you grow this summer?

Lattice Edge 015What do you plant in the spring to fill your flower gardens?  I do best with this type of flower stamped with the Secret Garden Stamp Set and cut out with the Coordinating Framelits.  The only time I have  green thumb is when I get it in my green ink pad.  Every now and then I stamp a card that I LOVE and this is one of those.  Hope you enjoy it to. 

Would love to hear your comments...
Do you have a green thumb or only when you stamp?

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Stampin' Up!'s very own Smash Book!

This and That Stampin up version of a smash book
Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will be in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but you don't have to wait, you can get it now!  But if  you don''t order it by April 30, you will have to wait until the new catalog comes out. 

These would make

  • End of the school year gift for teacher or friends
  • Birthday Gift
  • Mother's Day gift
  • Favorite co-worker gift

I could go on and on!  Ordering my own today!

This and That, smash book contents

131268  Epic Day This and that Journal   $10.95

130814 Epic Day This and that Designer Series Paper     $10.95

130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$5.95

131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95

133350 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95

OR BUNDLE IT ALL (Epic This and That Bundle 133350) FOR ONLY $32.04 
Includes the five This and That Products listed above.  Only available in the bundle until April 30 (SAVE 15% off Retail Value!) 



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A Week in Review

Today is the last day to place orders to qualify for FREE Sale-a-braitons


Lattice Edge 010I hope you didn't miss my bright cheery Spring Card!  


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Lattice Edge Card (click here to watch video how to make this cool card!)


Free download Stampin Up Cone
Free Digital Download


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My Personal favorite card made during Sale-a-brations!

Hope you have enjoyed this exciting Sale-a-brations Season... but don't worry Stampin' Up! has some VERY exciting things in store for you in the next coming days and months.  

What is your Favorite Sale-a-bration Stamp Set?

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Don't let this happen to you!

Have you placed your Sale-a-bration Order yet? 

Only 2 days left to get your FREE product with your order.  There are so many great Sale-a-bration products this year I don't know how you will be able to choose.  Wait! You don't have to choose, there is no limit to how many you can earn - except for your pocket book of course.  

For every $50 you spend, you’ll get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!

Spend $100 - choose two

Spend $150 choose three

AND...when your shopping spree hits $150, you qualify for extra FREE Products of your choice called Stampin’ Rewards! 

$150 Order = $25 Stampin' Rewards, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper
$400 Order = $65 Stampin' Rewards, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper, PLUS FREE SAB Product Bundle (Madison stamp set, Sycamore DSP and Sycamore Ribbon/Buttons), PLUS 50% off any Full Priced Item

While your shopping, don't forget to check out the Clearance rack  
up to 70% off Stampin' Up! Products!

Blushing Bride Ribbon
Like this Blushing Bride Ribbon (125570) 5 yards for only $1.39


View/Download your Sale-a-Bration easy-to-read Flyer


Here are some of the cards made with Sale-a-bration Products

madison avenue stamp set, ,petite pretties
Madison Avenue & Pretty Petites Stamp Set & Sycamore Street Designer Paper


Patterned Occasions
Patterned Occasions Stamp Set

Madison Avenue Copywrite
Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Paper and Ribbon & Button Bundle


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Bloomin Marvelous Stamp Set & Sycamore Street Designer Paper


Vintage Verses Pop Top Art
Vintage Verses Stamp Set & Sycamore Street Designer Paper, Ribbon


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Madison Avenue Stamp Set & Sycamore Ribbon & Button Bundle

 Would love to have you share with me what your favorite Sale-a-bration Product is?

Don't delay be sure to order yours today before they are gone on March 22!

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Free Digital Download Birthday Construction Treat Template from Stampin' Up!


Are you constructing a birthday party soon? Let the BDAY Under Construction Ensemble help you create:

  • Invitations
  • Cupcake holders 
  • Candy bar wraps
  • Water bottle labels
  • A banner
  • Thank you cards 
  • And more!

To help you get started, we're throwing in a FREEBIE-a construction cone favor that your guests definitely won't dodge. Remind your customers how easy it is to plan a party with My Digital Studio.  

Free Digital Download

Free download Stampin Up Coneownload

And, to top it off, don't miss the Top Notch Woodcuts embellishments. They are sa-weet. Check out all the new MDS downloads here. (PDF)

Here is the page that I made with the Top Notch Woodcuts.  I used the template included in the download to make the page.  It took me less than 10 minutes from the time I put it into my shopping cart to finished page.  How cool is that?  

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Don't have MDS you can get a free 30 day trial?  So many ways to use this awesome program.

Do any of you do any digital art work?


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Week 7 Lattice Edge Card Technique How To


Learn how to make this Lattice Edge card using the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool.  This is part of my 52 week Technique, How To series.  Don't forget to download your FREE Technique How To Booklet Page. This is an oldie but a goodie and I think you will enjoy trying to make this card.  Using the Simply Scored Tool makes creating this card very quick easy.  Give it a try!  Would love to see your creations over on our Stamps to Die For Friends Facebook Group


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