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Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here.

Do you have a special Guy you want to remember on Father's day?  Nothing says I love you more than hand stamped.  Father's Day is just around the corner on June 19.  Don't have the perfect stamp set to create those Father Day cards check out the Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalog.

10-Guy Greetings Stamped Card #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 3

You can add the Happy Father's Day inside or stamp it on the front of the card instead.  

10-Guy Greetings Stamped Card #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

This card is for my dear hubby, Tom, He truly is my Anchor in life.  We are just getting back from our road trip out west and to visit Border Buddy Alison in Vancouver, Canada.     

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Tom and I love car trips and while traveling we love  find a scenic little picnic spot and enjoy a little break.  

While both of our Father's are gone I still like to stamp a special card for Tom, our Son and now our new Son-in-law on Father's day.  Who do you need masculine cards for? Comment Here

I am excited to share with you in the coming weeks some of Alison's and my adventures so stay tuned!

Life is good! 

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set

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Today's card was created with the Birthday Blossoms Stamp set and the Rose English Garden Designer Series Paper.   Do you ever have one of those days you are making the card just as you need to walk out the door.  This card is quick and easy for just one of those moments.

21-Birthday Blooms Stamp Set #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 1

Stamp and Punch the Flower using the coordinating Pansy Punch.  I embellished it with a few extra punched pieces. 

Measurements:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11 or you could make it 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 each folded in half
  • Matt: Soft Suede 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Patterned Paper: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Greeting: Old Olive 3 1/2" x 3/4"
  • Flower: Hello Honey, Soft Suede and Old Olive scraps  

 

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Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Coordinating Rose Garden Framelits

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Each month I create 4 hand stamped cards to be included in our Border Buddies PDF Tutorial that Alison's and I create. The tutorial features 8 different cards using 2 different stamp sets.  April's stamp sets are Stampin' Up!'s Rose Wonder and Birthday Blossoms.  Stop back Thursday to see a card I hand stamped using the Birthday Blossoms set). 

Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle Stamp set and Rose Garden Framlits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

The Rose Wonder Stamp Set has a coordinating thinlits called Rose Garden you can buy the stamp set and thinlits dies individually or order the bundle with both in and save.

Today I am going to show you how I cut the rose out of the center of the Basic Black Circle to create this card.

Big Shot Sandwich for today's project is...

  • Magnetic Platform
  • Cutting Plate
  • Cardstock & Dies
  • Cutting Plate

Rose Garden Thinlits Step 1
Step 1:
You are going to take the 2 1/2" circle from the Circle Collection Framelits Dies and place it on your Basic Black Cardstock.

 

Rose Garden Thinlits Step 2

Step 2:
Place the smaller rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies inside the circle.  Then place the top cutting plate on and run through your big shot.

 

Rose Garden Thinlits Step 3

Step3:
Remove the cardstock from the dies and you will be left with these two pieces.

 

Rose Garden Thinlits Step 4

Step 4:
You are going to place the rose back inside the circle and adhere to your project.

 

Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Measurements for the card:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
  • Matt: 4" x 5 1/4" Tip Top Taupe Cardstock
  • Smaller Matt: 3" x 3 1/2" Basic Black
  • Patterned Paper: 2 7/8" x 3 1/2" 2015-2017 In-Colors Designer Pack
  • Circle: 3" x 3" Basic Black and Whisper White
  • Tag: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" Watermelon Wonder

I topped it off with two Basic Black Candy Dots from the Neutrals Collection.  I hope you enjoyed today's project, super simple but looks like we fussed! 

You just have a few more days to place any size Online Order to receive the April Border Buddies PDF Tutorial FREE!

Border Buddies Free Stamping Tutorial #cardtutorial

This offer only good through Patsy Waggoner, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the US and Alison Solven in Canada.

Check out Alison's Blog for her offer.

If you have received on of our Free PDF Tutorials in the past I would love for you to share with our readers what you love about it!  Click Here to share

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Cupcake Party Stamp Set - Border Buddy Saturday!

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It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today!  My Border Buddy, Patsy Waggoner, is here in Vancouver visiting from Minnesota! We'll be putting our heads together this weekend to bring you even more fun content!

This card uses the Cupcake Party Stamp Set which is going to be retired along with the match Cupcake Builder Punch.  You'll want to make sure you get these before they are gone on May 22nd (the punch is while supplies last).

Cupcake party stamp set close up www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The cute paper is from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.

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  • 48 sheets
  • 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
  • Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
  • 6" x 6"
  • acid free, lignin free

Cupcake Party Stamp Set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love the colours in the card and it was so easy to pick them because I just had to look at the paper!

Download Cupcake Party Step Card instructions!

Here's the products I used in this card (click on the picture to be taken to our store!)

 

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Stamping Fun Fold Card Video Series - Pop-Up Balloons

The other day I asked my blog readers what way they learned best. 

  • Tutorial
  • Video
  • Pictures

And like I expected the majority of my readers learn best with a video.  In my 52 Weeks of Technique How To Video Series the most watched videos were cards with fun folds.  So I decided for my next video series I will do Fun Fold cards.

I hope to post a new video every other Thursday starting today.  I will sprinkle in posts with Step by Step picture tutorials and an occasional downloadable tutorial too.

28-Pop Up Balloons Fun Fold Party Wishers #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com Inside

Today's video will show you how to make this really fun Pop-Up Balloon card.

28-Pop Up Balloons Fun Fold Party Wishers #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com Inside 2

While it isn't exactly a Fun Fold you do need some fun folds to create this card.  

28-Pop Up Balloons Fun Fold Party Wishers #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

I made this card for our Granddaughter's Birthday, she turned 7 the end of March.  I had to borrow it back to create the video, hope you enjoyed it.  Do you think this is a card you would make? Comment Here

Measurements & Colors

  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" Whisper White Thick (scored at 4 1/4",  4 3/4", 5 1/4", 5 3/4" & 6 1/4")
  • Matt: Cucumber Crushed 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Patterned Papers: (2) 4" x 5 1/4" (1) 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Ovals: 2 1/4" wide Whisper White & 2 5/8" Watermelon Wonder cut from the Oval Collections Framelits Dies
  • Balloons: Scraps of Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay

Project Supply List - Click products to shop on line

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Color Your World Blog Hop! Botanical Builder Framelits

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

It is so exciting to be included in the Color Your World, International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop featuring Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  On the third Tuesday of each month you can visit our blogs to see the projects we have created using a particular color palette. 

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in this months palette...

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Basic Gray
  • Smoky Slate
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Pool Party

 

April Blog Hop

Our inspiration cames from this picture and we can use all the colors or some of the colors.  This month  I used all of the colors to create my card.

Color Your World International Blog Hop, Botanical Builder Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

  • Card Base Smoky Slate 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Bermuda Bay Matt 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Tangerine Tango patterned paper 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Color Your World International Blog Hop, Botanical Builder Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com tag

  • I cut out the Whisper White tag with the 2 1/2" x  4" Lots of Labels Framelits and stamped the sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set in Basic Gray.
  • The flowers are cut out using the Botanical Builder Framelits.  With these framelits you can achieve so much variety and dimension on your cards.  
  • Finished it off with a Island Indigo Designer Button and Whisper White Bakers Twine.

We love to hearing from you so please click here to leave me comment and let me know what you think!

Click on the "Next" button and you will "hop" over to the amazing Sophie Prestrelle from New Zealand who is the next blog in the hop.

               

If you get lost you can just click on the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada 
Alisa Tilsner - Australia
Patsy Waggoner  -USA  You are here at my blog now!
Sophie Prestrelle - France (click translation to switch to English if you don't read French)
Kerstin Kreis - Germany (click translation to switch to English if you don't read German)
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria - (click translation to switch to English if you don't read German)

Color Your World International Blog Hop, Botanical Builder Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com flowers

For easy shopping here is a list of supplies I used for today's card.

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List!

Retired List Stampin Up 2016

It's that time again: Stampin' Up! is ready  to retire stamps and accessories from both the annual and occasions catalogs.

As sad as it is to see these products go, there's still time for you to get them before they're gone.

Plus, retiring products have discounts of up to 50%!

Retiring products will only be available until May 31 or while supplies last!

Stampin' Up! will continue to produce retiring stamps until May 22 

Accessories are ONLY whiles supplies last!

Click Here to download the 2016 Stampin' Up! retiring product list

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Happy Birthday to Me and a Stampin' Up! Bonus for You!

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Tomorrow is my 60th Birthday...

I wanted to do something special for everyone!

So starting tomorrow I am doing a Crazy Bonus Give Away!
For EVERY order $60 or more (excluding Tax and Shipping) between April 19 - 30, 2016  I will send out a Bonus Gift with my regular *Customer Rewards via SnailMail May 10-15.

  • You will receive my Monthly FREE PDF 8 Page Tutorial*
  • Plus 2 Hand Stamped Cards (4 if you use the April Host Code HZUBU3NE)*
  • BONUS Surprise Gift: A New or barely used Retired Stamp Set.

If you place $100 order you will receive two Bonus Gifts! 

So What are you waiting for?

Please note, this offer is only good through Patsy Waggoner, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and only good in the United States.

I cannot send to No Contact customers – please check to make sure I can contact you –

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If you have placed orders with me in the past and have not received my free PDF tutorials or cards, more than likely you didn’t check the Yes box to opt in as my customer.  You can fix that easily.

To make sure I can contact you...
Just go to my online store CLICK HERE

Log into your account

You should see my Name & information in the upper right hand corner.

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Then Click on My Account

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Then Click the “My Demonstrator” Tab

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Then Check the Box YES “I'd like to receive updates on products, promotions, and upcoming events from Stampin' Up!”

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Border Buddies Saturday Masking Technique

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddies Saturday Patsy Here.
Today I want to share with you how to do some masking to create an image in front of another. 

Happy Birthday Card, Guy Greetings stamp set #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

I am going to show you how create the look of the trees behind the Model T car.   The trees are from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set found in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the Guy Greetings stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Stamping Technique Masking Step 1a
First I stamped the car on the Whisper White cardstock.

 

Stamping Technique Masking Step 2a
Then I stamped the car on a Post-it Note™.

 

Stamping Technique Masking Step 3a
Then I cut the car out of the Post-it Note™.

 

Stamping Technique Masking Step 4a
Then I inked up the row of tress and stamped over the car and then removed the Post-it Note™.   Using sponge daubers I sponged Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Watermelon Wonder and Soft Sky to create the sunset.

Happy Birthday Card, Guy Greetings stamp set #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2
I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting for the stamp set and then punched it out with the Washi Label Punch and added to the card front with a Dimensional. Don't you just love the way the Washi Label Punch creates a great tag. 

Anytime you want a stamped image behind another you just stamp the front image first and follow the same steps above.  Have a great rest of the weekend. 

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Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Coordinating Rose Garden Framelits

It's the perfect pair and if you like roses you will for sure want to have this amazing duo, the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and the Rose Garden Framelits Dies.

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Rose Wonder Stamp Set #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

The card base is made with Whisper White Thick Cardstock, if you haven't tried this yet you will for sure want to give it a try!  It is the same amazing bright white and smooth as the regular Whisper White but makes such an sturdy base for your card.

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Rose Wonder Stamp Set #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Card Measurements:

  • Cards Base: 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock
  • Matt: 3" x 3" Watermelon Wonder
  • Patterned Paper: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" 2015-2016 In-Color Designer Pack
  • Flower: 3" x 3" Whisper White cut out with the smaller rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits.
  • Greeting: 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Watermelon Wonder

The greeting Happy Birthday and the Frame from Rose Wonder Stamp set is stamped in Basic Black and cut out with coordinating Framelit.

2015-2017 in color paper stack #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Here are the colors included in the package of 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (40 Sheets, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs as shown above).

2015-2017 In-Colors #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Would love to have you share what your favorite 2015-2017 In-Color is.  Click Here to Share

Want some more inspiration using the Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Thinlits watch the video.

 

Supply list for card...

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