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Week 47, Sunburst Technique How To

Sunburst TechniqueWe are winding down Week 47 of the Technique How To 52 week series.  OMG I am kinda feeling sad - but I do have some really fun things in store for you.  Don't worry I will continue to do a weekly video so we can continue to share and have fun! 

This weeks technique I am sure you have seen all over the web.  Most of the stamping technique I am showing you are not new.  I have been surprised that many of my stamping friends have not seen them before - so I am always glad to share something old and something new depending on you!  I may have missed my calling as a poet --- okay okay I won't give up my day job.  So grab you favorite beverage and sit back and relax and enjoy this weeks video.


Hope you are inspired to make a sunburst card I have a special friend I am going to send this one off to.  Who needs to receive a card from you?  It doesn't have to be a special occasion like this cards says Just Because!  Sentiment is from the "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set and the paper is out of the new Occasions Catalog.  Don't forget you can download the paper supply list that includes the measurements for the card and everything that was used in the card.  All of my projects feature only Stampin' Up!™ products!

If you haven't seen my Sale-a-bration Kick off Virtual Party be sure and check it out - had lots of nice compliments from everyone and so appreciate it. 

Sunburst Technique Close up
Download Week 47 Sunburst Card Tutorial

Download Supplies and Measurements for Week 47 Sunburst Technique


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Sale-a-Bration Kick off Virtual Party! Free Stamps!

I love many of the Sale-a-brations (SAB) products this year and I think you will too!  I promised you a kick off party for SAB, here it is!  I hope you will enjoy my first virtual party.  Remeber...
click here to check out a bonus promotion I am offering for only the next 48 hours!


Free, Free, Free!  Choose any of the SAB Exclusvie Products with each $50 purchase. 

  • So for example place a $50 order and select one FREE SAB exclusive product.
  • Place a $100 order and select 2 FREE SAB exclusive products
  • Place a $150 order and select 3 FREE SAB exclusive products
  • and so on and so on...


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Hey There

It is not often that I create a card and when I am finished say to myself "I love this card"- but today I did! Gosh can you tell I am excited to share some awesome Sale-a-brations as well as Occasion's Catalog Products.  Now remember, you can't buy Sale-a-bration (SAB) exclusive products you can only earn them free*.  I had hoped your SAB flyer would have come in the mail by now...however there was a glitch in the system so they did not get mailed on time.  

While it isn't the same you can view it online today.

You make me happy
You Make Me Smile

So lets take a loot at the products in today cards. 

Supplies Used in Both Cards:
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock 100730, Pool Party Cardstock 122924, Summer Starfruit 126839, patterned paper Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (SAB) 133521 FREE*
Ink: Pool Party 126982, Jet Black Stazon 101406
Other: Ruffled In Color Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon 130021, 1/8" Taffeta Basic Black Ribbon 119261, Basic Rhinestone Jewels 119246

Hey There Card
Just Sayin' (wood-133200) ( clear-133203) Word Bubble Framelits 132968 Stamp set & Framelit Bundles (wood bundle 134819) (clear bundle 134820), Banner Blast SAB (wood 133551) Free* (clear) Free* 133554 Banner Punch 133519 Free*, Punch Pack 118309

You Make Me Happy Card

Stamp Set: See Ya Later (SAB) 133533 FREE*, Petite Petals (wood-133152) (clear-133155), Petite Petals Punch 133322, Petite Petals & Punch Bundles (wood bundle-134821) (clear-134822), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324

400 Border Buddies

The Border Buddy Tip I promised on Saturday, using the See Ya Later Sale-a-bration exclusive Stamp Set.



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Monday's Card Challenge - MOJO380

MOJO330 Monday
Just a quick post this morning, I have often told you that when I get creative it is often inspired by a challenge.  Each Monday morning a challenge is placed at MOJO Monday blog.  Today's challenge is Tall & Skinny, it is fun to change up the size of a card once in awhile and I am excited to try the Tall & Skinny when time permits.  Monday mornings are alwasy hectic in my stamping office - so I don't always have time to play.  But it is a GREAT way to start out the week being creative and stamping a card first think in the morning.

Mojo330 templateI encourage you to hope over to mojomonday and try out a card challenge.

MOJO330 Closeup

Stamp Set: Language of Love 133077
Paper: Coastal Cabana 131297, Strawberry Slush 131295, Whisper White 100730, Pink Pirouette 111351, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack 132996
Ink: Real Red Classic Ink 126949
Other: Gingam Garden Washi Tape 129314, Evenelop Punch Board (to round the corners) 133774, Small Heart Punch 117193, Full Heart Punch 119893 

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Free 2012-2014 Stampin' Write Markers check out how!

Feel like pulling your hair out?  Busy and no time for anything?  No time to be creative?  Don't know what to create?  Don't want to buy alot of stuff?

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Luckily "My Paper Pumpkin" can change all that, filled with everything you need to be creative...

  1. Ink
  2. Paper
  3. Stamps
  4. Accesories
  5. Directions
  6. All cut and ready to create!

Create cards, fun projects feel inspired and share your projects with family in friends.  Always wanted to pin something of your own on pinterest - now is your chance. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by February 10th and receive a  *Free set of Stampin' Write 2012- 2014 In-Color Markers (value $14.95) with your Welcome kit.  

Be sure and check out "Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit" board on pinterest for some inpsiration and fun alternatives.  *this offer is only valid to new subscribers  

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Would you like to make 20 handstamped cards in less than and hour?

Hello Stampers - Border Buddy Patsy here

I know you are all curious how you are going to make 20 handstamped cards in less than an hour - Quick and Easy!  It all starts with the awesome Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Note Cards from the Stampin' Up!™ Occasions Catalog and features two amazing stamp sets, "Happy Watercolor" also in the Occasions and "See You Later" which is part of the most spectacular time of year Sale-A-Brations!  I created a quick little video telling how you can accomplish this great feat


Just create 4 of the same - 5 designs and you have 20 cards in less than an hour!

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Watercolor Wonder Note Card  Watercolor wonder note cards 1

Watercolor wonder notecard 2

Some of you may be new to Stampin' Up! and wondering what is Sale-a-brations (SAB).  Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales event and the best time to stock up on Stampin' Up! product.  From January 28-March 31, there are so many ways for you to benefit...

  • Shopping (Chose any of the exclusive product free with each $50 purchase)
  • Hosting a party (hostess earn $30 more with qualifying party)
  • Joining Stampin' Up! ($150 of product of your choice for only $99)

Stamp Sets:Happy Water Color clear-133191 wood-133188
*See Ya Later wood-133536 $17.95 FREE,  clear-133536 $14.95 FREE
Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe and Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads

Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker
Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock
Baker's Twine White 124296, 1/4 Stitched Gross Grain Ribbon Daffodil Delight 126872, Linen Thread 104199, Very Vintage Buttons 129327, Gold Baker's Twine 132975
Chalk Talk Framelits 129983, Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003, Deco Labels 130102 Framelits

Don't forget to visit Border Buddy Alison's Blog just click here

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Week 46, Reflections Technique How To, Lovely as a Tree

Week 46 Reflection Technique How To, Lovely as a TreeSome things never go out of style like the Reflection Technique and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  I have been a demonstrator for over 15 years and I can't remember when this set  wasn't available and it is still one of the top selling stamp sets.  Most everyone loves trees and nature and it is great for sympathy, birthday card for that special guy in the family or as in today's card just because. Check out the short video on how to achieve the reflection technique quick and easy.


I would love to know if you have this stamp set and how long you have had it, just leave a comment by clicking the teeny tiny comment link in the footnotes.

Week 46 Reflection Technique

Download Week 46 Reflection Stamping Tutorial Page

Download Supplies & Measurements for Week 46, Reflection Technique

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Why do I love clean and simple cards?

Hey stampers it's Border Buddy Saturday and I am here to share with you why I love Clean and Simple Cards.

  1. They are ellegant.
  2. Usually they are quick and easy but look like you fussed.
  3. You can use the template over and over again using different stamp sets and colors and they look different everytime.

Backyard Basics 2

I cased this card from fellow demonstrator Becky Jensen, I seen it on Pinterest.  Don't you just LOVE Pinterest.  So many ideas and inspiration all in one place.  If you aren't following me on Pinetest yet be sure to click here and check out my boards and don't forget to check out Alison's too! 

Stampin' Up! 2014 Leadership

I came home from the Stampin' Up! leadership energized and inspired to share with you some awesome new and exciting products in the next few months.  Each year Stampin' Up! has a wonderful event at leadership for their Top demonstrators. Alison and I are both fortunate to be invited to the Manager's Reception again this year.  Shelli has a way of making everyone feel so very special.  I just wanted to share with you all how much fun we have being demonstrators for this amazing company.


Alison and I would like to extend a invitation to have you check out the wonderful Stampin' Up! opportunity with us. If you are in Canada Click here, for US Click Here.  Become a part of an incredible company and share your love of stamping with your friends, it is just that easy.

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Week 45 Embossed Window, Technique How To

Week 45 Embossed Window, By the Tide Stamp SettThis week is going way to fast!  It is already Thursday and time for another Technique How To.  I enjoyed a wonderful week in Houston, Texas at the Stampin' Up! 2014 Leadership, away from the cold and snow.  I did feel a little bad about missing my dear hubby Tom's birthday.  So I decided to make him a very special card using the Embossed Window Sheet Technique.  We both love the ocean and so I thought it fitting to use the By The Tide stamp set.  And the saying from Trust God stamp set is so fitting --- not only is he God's special work of art, I am so blessed to have spent the last 38 years together.  Sit back relax and enjoy the show!


I hope you found today's video inspiring and wanting to create an embossed window of your own!

Week 45 Embossed Window Closeup
Download Week 45 Embossed Window Sheet, Tutorial Page

Download Supplies & Measurements for Week 45 Embossed Window Sheet

Don't forget if you need some stamping supplies,
I would appreciate you visiting my online store!

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And the hand-stamped card winner is...

Last week I posted the Technique How To Video on the Split Negative Technique. I told you that everyone who left a comment would have their name put into a drawing and I would draw a lucky winner for the hand-stamped split negative card. I am excited to share with you via video the lucky winner...


If you are the lucky winner just email me your snail mail address and the card will arrive soon!


Daydream Medallion Stamp Set Stampin Up

This month I have been featuring cards from my monthly card class.  One of the stamp sets featured in the class this month is Daydream Medallion.  While the Floral Framelits Die coordinates with it wonderfully, for this card I decided to just use the stamp set.  It shows that you don't always have to cut the images out and it still looks amazing.  

Stamping Supplies:

Stamp Set: 
Daydream Medallion clear-mount 126467, wood-mount 131976, 

Very Vanilla 101650 and Coastal Cabana 131297 Cardstock, Baked Brown Sugar 131296,

Baked Brown Sugar 131174, Coastal Cabana 131175 Classic Ink Pads, 

In Color Boutique Details 130937

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"Daydream Believer and a Homecoming Queen"

Daydream Medallions Stamp Set
Every time I say or think about the name of this stamp set Daydream Medallions, I want to break out in song..."Daydream believer and a homecoming queen".  Okay so now I am dating myself and it is a good thing you can't hear me LOL.  As I said this past week, this stamp set is featured in my Suite A for my monthly card class. 

Suite A  Cards are madewiththe following Stampin' Up! Products. products. 

  • Daydream Medallions Stamp Set & Floral Framelits Die
  • In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Very Vanilla, In Color Cardstock (Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar)
  • Basic Pearl Jewels, In Color Boutique Details, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, In Color Ruffle Ribbon

This months card class was a huge hit. Now I know some of you aren't able to make it to my card classes and I have tried to think of ways to include you. So here is what I am offering. 

  • Place a $50 order at my on-line store Using this hostess code 92DTZGN3 by January 31 and I will send you Suite A (4 cards) of the February Card Class Free (value $12.00). 
  • Place a $100 order at my on-line store Using this hostess code 92DTZGN3 by January 31 and receive both Suite A & B absolutely Free (value $24.00). 

Each month I will put up a new hostess code and if you place a qualifying order by the end of the month you will received Free Cards!  

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