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July 2015 posts

Stampin' Up! Timeless Elegance Thank You Card

Timeless Elegance Designer Paper #stampinup

The Timeless Elegance is part of the Stampin' Up! collection of designer papers.  The coordinating colors are Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  For today's card I wanted to en-cooperate a little color.

I started out with the original paper...

Stampin' Up! timeless elegance designe series paper


And added a little color with an Aquapainter and Stampin' Up! 2014-2016 In-Color Lost Lagoon ink refill.  I colored in the flower to give it some soft color like this...

#stampinup #timelesselegance

It is a little hard to tell but I did add some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the center of the flowers with my Two-Way Glue.  Sometimes when I look at a card and think it needs just a little something more Dazzling Diamonds is all it needs.

2014-2016 In-Colors Stripped Ribbon

I love mixed fonts greetings and the Thank You from the Painted Petals stamp set was a perfect fit for this card.  The finishing touch was the new 5/8" Stripped Cotton Ribbon that comes in the 2014-2016 In-Colors.

  2014-2016 Stampin' Up! In-Colors

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Timeless Elegance and Butterflies Just for You

Watercolor Wings Black and Yello Just for You Card #stampinup #watercolorwings

I can't get enough of stamping with the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  Today's card is in one of my favorite simple color combinations black and yellow.  On of my cards with the most pins on pinterest (almost 2,000 pins) is stamped in Basic Black and Daffodil Deight - who would think!  But I admit it makes a stunning card!

Timeless Elegance Designer Paper

This stamp set paired with the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper makes a perfect match!

Watercolor wings stamp set black and yellow #stampinup #watercolorwings #timelesselegance

Add a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter by running a little bit of Two Way glue where I wanted the glitter - pouring the glitter over and pizzazz! It just needed a little something more!  Just added some of our 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  A plus with this ribbon is it ties easily and lays flat for easy mailing.

The cotton ribbon comes in 12 different Stampin' Up! Colors

  • Blushing Bride
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Early Espresso
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Melon Mambo
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pool Party
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Real Red
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Whisper White

I thought it would be fun to start a board where we could all share our favorite cards on pinterest.

Click here to view the board (remember I just started this so there are only a few pins) 

Would love to have you join me just click here and Enter your First & Last Name and  Email in the comments write Pinterest.  I will then send you an invitation along with instructions how to join! 

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I Scream, You Scream...We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Hello Stampers,













It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week with a share of some of my favourite swap cards from the past few months.  I have some talented friends for sure!

How many of you used to say this when you were a kid?  Remember the ice cream truck?  It always came right after dinner in our neighbourhood and we all ran behind him until he stopped.  My favourite treat was called a Treasure Island, sort of like a Creamsicle but way better!

One of my favourite new stamp sets is Sprinkles of Life and here are some cool treats using the set along with the matching Tree Builder Punch!  Sprinkles of Life is this year's Ronald McDonald stamp set and for every set sold $3 is donated to Ronald McDonald House charities.

This card uses a fancy fold in the corner just to give it a big more interest!  My friend Diane Evans stamped this bright and cheery card.  I love how she finished it off with some glitter!















This card was designed by my sister, Mo Dickie.  I think Mo's favourite flavour is chocolate mint and this sure looks like it...although it's kinda sad that the top scoop fell off! 















 This card doesn't use the stamp set but I love this ice cream idea!  You can create the scoops with your scallop punch!
















 This is a card featured in our catalogue, designed by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! I love the little sequins scattered on the card.  And the sprinkles on top of course!

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Gosh now I want to run out for some ice cream.  The little shop on our street serves maple syrup/vanilla twist soft serve...yummy!


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Three Cards Same Layout Easy to Follow Card Measurements

Today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Convention it is always so exciting and so much to see and do.

I often plan on posting way more than I do.  If you want up to the minute updates as to what I am up to at convention be sure and visit my Facebook page, well okay maybe not up to the minute but recent LOL.

Elegant Butterfly Punch #stampinup

Today’s card is the same layout as my convention swap that I shared with you last Thursday.  So I basically cased (copy and share everything) my own card.

Most people seem to have difficulty with the measurements for cards. So just bookmark this spot and when you are stumped for creating a card just come back here and change up the paper and stamp set but use the measurements.

  • Tangerine Tango Card Base is 4 ¼” x 11” for a top open (you can make it 5 ½” x 8 ½” if you want it to open on the side)
  • The next layer is Pacific Point 4” x 5 ¼” The Whisper White piece is 3 ¾” x 5”
  • The next layer of Pacific Point is 3” x 4 ¼”
  • The next layer of Schoolhouse Designer Paper is 2 ¾” x 4”

Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butteflies framelits #stampinup

Now here is another card sample made with the same template just different colors, designer paper and stamp set. This card is made using the Butterfly Basic stamp set along with the Butterflies Framelits.

The colors are Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla.

Elegant Butterfly Punch-horz

Check out all three cards made with this same measurements and create a card with your favorite colors and stamps!  Would love to have you share them with me on my Facebook Page

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Fun Quick and Easy Stamping

Do you love to stamp?  Do you love quick and easy but looks like you fussed?  Have very little time to stamp?  Days filled with other priorities?   I have the perfect solution for you!

My Paper Pumpkin!

It comes in an adorable little orange box around the middle of the month with a surprise stamping kit in it.  I am going to share this months that I got yesterday so you can see what you are missing.

July Paper Pumpkin Thanks a Latte #paperpumpkin #stampingkit (2)

First this adorable little Thanks a Latte stamp set - oh my gosh it is so cute - plus I love that the little Stampin' Spots come in the kit, they are great to take with when I travel.  Often times I throw one of the kits and snail in my carry on and stamp while I travel. 

August paper pumpkin thanks a latte #paperpumpkin #stampingkit

Besides the stamp set you get everything else you need except your basic adhesive.  My adhesive of choice is snail, but you can use a glue stick what ever you wish.   Dimensional and other specialty adhesives you might need like glue dots are included in the kit. 

July Paperpumpkin

Here are the 8 cards I made yesterday in under an hour.  And this is one stamp set I will use often in the future.   Missed this kit?  As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can often purchase replacement refills for past kits and even the entire kit.


While there are many options to sentiments and design yesterday I choose to just follow the instruction for some Fun, Quick and Easy Stamping.

And every month Stampin' Up! posts a video to demonstrate the kit.  If you are reading this via email subscription you may need to click here to view video.

Not a subscriber?  It's only $19.95 +tax (shipping is free) - yes you read that right - a stamp set, ink pads and all the materials to create 8+cards.   You won't want to miss another month just...

Click here to find out more and/or subscribe!

Oh and did I tell you all my paper pumpkin subscribers receive my FREE Monthly 8 page PDF Border Buddies Card Tutorial images,  supplies, measurements and directions for 8 cards? 
You can see a sample of a page just click here!

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How would you like to receive a Free Stamping Tutorial?

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Patsy here today. 

Last week Alison shared with you about awesome PDF Tutorials that we send to our customers FREE.  It features 8 different cards with images, supplies, measurements and directions for all eight cards.   Click here if you missed that post.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a sampling of the Tutorials.  Alison shared two last week and here are my two.   Download Border Buddies Sample Tutorial Click Here

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set Ice Cream Cone 3-horz
Baby in the Tree Cased from demonstrator Kelly Kent from Australia

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These offers are exclusive and only good through Alison and Myself.

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Thanks for stopping by.   Alison and I enjoy hearing from you so feel free to leave a comment sharing what you love to stamp or if you have any questions.  


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Have you taken advantage of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals?

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Every Tuesday, Stampin' Up posts a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products.  They have set aside a particular amount of current product to discount up to 30% off.  Each deal only last a week and ends at (11:50 PM Mountain Time) on Monday or while supplies last - so be sure to check them out early! 

One of the products this week is the #138442 Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Pretty petals designer series paper stack

"Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. Smaller size works beautifully on card fronts.

* 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
* 6" x 6" 
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla"

Here is one of the cards I made using on of the patterns from the paper stack.  The card base is Watercolor Wonder which I love since peachy colors are my fav!

Pretty petals designer series paper stack and watercolor wings

And check out the embossed butterflies - you won't want to miss getting you hands on the new #139304 Fluttering Embossing Folder.  

Products used to make this card!

Supply List


Check out this week's Weekly Deals (remember while they are current product only a certain amount are set aside for the weekly deals - so only at this price while supplies last).
 Thanks for stopping by and remember I always love to hear from you in the comments below!

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More than a Sneak Peak

Papillion Potpourri and Bohemian Designer Paper

I promised you a sneak peak of my Stampin' Up! 2015 Convention Swap, But I decided to give you the whole enchilada!  I loved how this card turned out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch along with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  The\is color scheme made up of Rich Razzeberry, Bermuda Bay, Delight Dijon and Blackberry Bliss is stunning.

August is my Stampin' Up! Anniversary Month - 17 years already - WOW I thought this would be a passing fad and I would enjoy it while it lasted.   My business continues to grow stronger ever year and never did I think I would have a job that was this much fun.   Stamping and sharing what could be better. 

Stampin' Up! convention 2015

My name tag and bag voucher arrived yesterday.  I can't wait to see what bag we are going to receive at this years convention.  Keeping my fingers crossed it is the same one they got in Australia at the South Pacific Convention in April. 

South pacific convention bag
South Pacific Convention Bag

Be sure and check my Facebook Page next Thursday or Friday to see which bag we get!


 Salt Palace

Convention is held in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Palace Convention Center which is a wonderful spot!   I would love to have you join my Team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and join me in Salt Lake City, Utah next year!

Welcome stamping up to salt lake city

I would welcome you with open arms.   I have a wonderful team of demonstrators from across the U.S. that I provide inspiration, friendship and for those who wish business building.  No matter if you just want to join to purchase stamps at a discount or build a business I am here to help guide you.

Click Here to Learn More about Joining the Fun!

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Happy Birthday Card featuring Timeless Elegance Designer Paper

I have been stamping up a storm, while the thunderstorms roll through Minnesota.  It is so much fun when you are on a creative roll to just keep stamping.  I asked my granddaughter which was her favorite card from the pile and she picked this one.  So today I am going to share Kitana's favorite card I stamped this past week.

Timeless elegance birthday card

The card features the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.    It is a quick and simple card.

  • Card base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 11 folded in half
  • Basic Black Matt 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Timeless Elegance Designer Paper 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Happy Birthday from the Buttefly Basics stamp set stamped in Tuxedo Black.
  • Butterfly cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelits with the Silver Foil Paper and embellished with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stampin up timeless elegance

The Timeless Elegance paper is an assortment of very vanilla with gray scale designs simple but beautiful!  Here are a few samples that were featured in the Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Stampin up timeless elegance gift

Stampin up timeless elegance card

Today I have been working on my Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps.  I will share a sneak peak Thursday... hope to see you then!

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You've Got This! A Thank You Gift for You!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today. 

Did you know that each month Patsy and I prepare a PDF handout with four cards each (so 8 pages total!) that we offer as a gift to our customers who place online orders with us? AND if the order is $50 or more we send you handmade cards in the mail too. 

Do you live in Canada?  Read about my program here!
Do you live in the United States? Read about Patsy's program here!

July marks the two year Anniversary of our Border Buddy Free Card program and we are celebrating with a present for our faithful blog followers! Today you can download the PDF instructions for two of our cards from June. And next Saturday Patsy will have two more for you (so make sure you check back!) 

Here's one of the cards from our June offering featuring the brand new stamp set, You've Got This.















Download PDF for this card

 I've always love the look of black & white cards so here's one with that theme!

















Download PDF for this card!

We hope you enjoy recreating these cards at home and remember, to receive your free instructions just order online from either of us.  Remember to make sure to check our blog post next Saturday for another two free PDF offering!

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