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Today is the Last Day to buy retiring Stampin' Up! Products

Stampin Up Retired LIst Last Day

Today is the LAST DAY to purchase retiring product from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Don't be too slow as everything is only while supplies last today!  You have until Midnight Central Time to place your orders today (May 31, 2017).

Blossom Image Punch

The flowers from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set are stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and punched out with the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch. The wonderful thing is you stamp all three flowers at once and punch them all out at once.  

Blossom Bunch Punch

The Blossom Bunch Punch is even on SALE at 50% off so only $9.00

 

Grateful

This is the Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set that goes with the punch - they make a GREAT pair.  And they are still available as of this blog post - but don't wait they could go fast.

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Handstamped Thank You Card - Daisy Delight Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Daisy Delightful stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Sometimes all you need for a great card is some amazing patterned paper.  The background paper for this card is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper package.  This package is filled with fun flowers amazing colors, there won't be a piece you don't like. 

Daisy Delightful stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The "Daisy" and "Thank You" are from the Daisy Delight stamp set by Stampin' Up!  This stamp set has a coordinating punch that is going to be so popular.  Everyone one loves the ease of coordinating punches - just stamp and punch.  And if you are like me all my punches are within arms reach!

138393 Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin Up

The Classy Designer buttons are only available while supplies last and the last day to order them is May 31.  The best part is they are also on Sale for only $3.60.  You get 8 each of 3 designs for a total of 24 buttons. 

Daisy Delightful stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

I was able to create the watercolor flower by using watercolor paper and a spritz of water. 

  • Just spritz the watercolor paper lightly with water
  • Ink up your stamp (I used Calypso Coral) and stamp on the damp paper and watch it bleed.
  • Then I stamped the center using Daffodil Delight
  • Punched it out and was ready to embellish my card with it.

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The Delicate White Dollies, 5/8" Burlap and Linen Thread are all being carried over to the new catalog so never fear you will still be able to get them.  While we often think of Burlap as a more masculine embellishment pairing it with the Delicate Dollies makes this card have a rustic feel.  

The count down is here! Only 2 more sleeps until you can place your orders from the new catalog June 1st at NOON.  But if you want to avoid the website overload wait until later in the day or even June 2.

Thursday's post you can Download or View the New Catalog Online...

How can you get your hands on the new catalog READ MORE...

 

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Sunday Sketches SS036 - Bunch of Blossoms by Stampin' Up!

Sunday Sketches

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSO36 by Stamps to Die For. Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

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I find gray scale card sketches easier to create from, sometimes when I see an original card it is hard for me to want to use different colors and stamps.  With the card sketch I don't have a predetermined idea of how the card should look.  Does that make sense?

2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog Get your Copy www.stampstodiefor.com

New 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog Cover!

This is the front of the catalog, don't you just LOVE IT!  It matches my blog colors, I am excited to have this cover for the next year!  Can you spot the card I created the card sketch from? 

Sunday Sketches SS036

Card Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • First Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Middle Layer: 2 1/4" x 4"

Sunday Sketches SS036 - Bunch of Blossoms stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The flower is from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and punched out using the coordinating Blossom Builder Punch.  If this stamp set and punch are on your wish list you may want to order it by May 31 in the bundle to save 10%! Starting June 1 they will be un-bundled - you can then buy them but only individually.

So Bundle and save 10% 142345 Bunch of Blossoms Bundle

Sunday Sketches SS036 - Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  www.stampstodiefor.com 3

The splash of color behind the flower are stamped with a stamp from the Happy Celebration stamp set which was featured in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and is carrying over to the new catalog. 

Today's Color Palette

Click on any color circle to see all the amazing Stampin' Up! Products that come in that color. 

Delightful Daisey Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The patterned paper in the card is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  You will LOVE this paper!  I can feel the sun shining and the flowers blooming - it must almost be summer!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you had a wonderful weekend - have a GREAT week! 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy Here.

Many of you become friends and some are like family.  I would often get request from someone in Canada who wanted to place an order with me.   I am not able to sell/ship across the border and  I wanted someone with the same values and customer service that I provide.  Alison Solven seemed like the perfect  person - and she has been.  I can't tell you how grateful I am to be her border buddy.    

Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' Up!

Border Buddy PDF May Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' Up!

It wasn't too long after we became Buddies that the Border Buddy PDF Tutorials were born.  They have change and evolved over the years.  This year we decided to focus on one stamp set each month giving you 8 different cards using the same stamp set and suite of products.  We hope you enjoy having so much inspiration for one set.

Our featured suite for May is the Eastern Palace Suite.  I am so excited that so many of you have already ordered the Premiere Bundle.  There are only a few more days to order this bundle of products.  You will be able to order them individually starting June 1st but you will miss out on the free gift included in the bundle. 

Read More about the Eastern Bundle Offers Here...

Border Buddy PDF FREE Tutorial May 2017

Don't forget when you place any size order at Alison's or My online store you receive the BB PDF Tutorial absolutely FREE.  You can even earn FREE cards with qualifying orders.

Read about My program here!

Read about Alison's program here!

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Just in CASE Series - Lift me Up!

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

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Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 156 2016-2017 Annual Catalog ~~~ Right: My CASE

Each week Alison and I come up with a card to CASE and share it with you.   This week I choose the card on page 156 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I didn't have the Summer Sorbet stamp set used so used the Lift Me Up stamp set that is in the Occasions catalog and is being carried over to the new catalog.

Just IN CASE Page 156 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog www.stampstodiefor.com

I stamped the balloons in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango.  I cut out the Tangerine Tango balloon with the coordinating die from the Up Up & Away Thinlits Dies and Big Shot.

Click on any color circle below to see all the amazing things that come in that color.

 

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Happy Belated Birthdays are Great!

Sue (the person I sign up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 19 years ago) and I have celebrated many birthday's together.  Our father's were business partners and so we have know each other our entire lives.  The last few years it seems we end up celebrating each other's birthdays late, but that's okay it is like having another birthday. 

While Sue has continued to stamp she is no longer a demonstrator - but has joined under me a couple of times over the years.  When her wish list is long I remind her she can always join and enjoy the awesome discount. 

Fun Fold Hand Stamped Card

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com

She stamped this Pop Out Window Fun Fold Card for me using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  She stamped it in my favorite color Calypso Coral.  Isn't it Beautiful!!!!

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 3
You can make the window round or square.  Your cutout on the front of the card just needs to be a bit larger than the one you will attach to pop out.

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 4
Here you can see how when you open it up there is an accordion inside which makes it stand up nicely to display on a shelf. 

Popout Window Fun Fold Card www.stampstodiefor.com

Cardstock Needed:

  • Calypso Coral Cardbase  (5 1/2" 8 1/2")
  • Whisper White Cardstock (5 1/2" x 6 1/2")
  • Score the (5 1/2" x 6 1/2") piece at at 1/2" - 2 1/2" - 4 1/2"

Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up! fun fold card www.stampstodiefor.com 2
Arrows show how/where you will attach the shadowed pieces shown on the pattern.

I hope these brief directions will help you create a fun Pop Out Window Fun Fold Card. 

Thanks for stopping by today - Don't forget to stop back Thursday for the next card in my Just in CASE series.  Or better yet if you don't already receive my blog post in your email box SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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Sunday Sketches SS035 - All About Birthdays

Sunday Card Sketches by Patsy Waggoner - Stamps to Die For

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSO35 by Stamps to Die For. Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

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Let your imagination run wild! 

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Sunday Sketches SS035
Card Sketch Measurements:

  • Card Base: Top Fold 4 1/4" x 11"  Side Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • First Layer: 3 1/2" x 4"
  • Second Layer: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Sunday Sketches SS035 - Big on Birthdays & Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I combined two birthday stamp sets to create this card.  The sentiment and bow are from the Big on Birthday stamp set that is from the Occasions Catalog and is being carried over.  The flowers are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set that will be out June 1 in the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. 

Stampin' Up! Colors in Today's Card...

 

 

So much excitement!  things retiring - new things coming out! 
After today everything on the retiring list is While Supplies Last Only.


Request a New 2017-2018  Stampin' Up! Catalog

2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog Get your Copy www.stampstodiefor.com

Current Customers: 
If you placed an order with me between June 2016-2017 your 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog was mailed to your FREE on May 8, 2017.  

New to Me:
Place an ON-LINE ORDER through me and I’ll send you the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog FREE via USPS to the mailing address on file. 
Limit 1 annual catalog per year.

Not Ready to Oder Yet:
I will send you a catalog for just $8.00 includes Priority Shipping. 
Email me to Request a Catalog include mailing address & email to send PayPal invoice – as soon as it is paid I will ship your catalog.

This offer only good through me Patsy Waggoner, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Crafting Forever

It's Border Buddy Saturday it's Alison here today!

BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 4 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get lots of perks including the opportunity to get our hands on new product before they go on sale to customers.  One of my favorite new stamp sets from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is called Crafting Forever.  It's perfect for all us creative people.  I wanted to share a card today using the stamps and new In Colors.

BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 7 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca
This pot of brushes is so fun and allowed me to feature all the brand new In Colors including Lemon Lime Twist (on the pot and my favorite!), Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  Which one will be your new favorite?

2017-2019 In Color

Put this stamp set on the top of your list come June 1st. It also includes a copyright stamp that you can use for your creations that you sell which contact Stampin' Up! images.  This stamp satisfies the requirements for our Angel Policy.


BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 11 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

To create this card yourself here are the instructions:

  1. Cut Powder Pink cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to create card front.
  2. Cut Whisper White to 5" x 3 3/4" and a Berry Burst mat to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".
  3. Glue the Whisper White piece to the Berry Burst mat.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the Whisper White piece in Berry Burst ink.
  5. Stamp the pot of brushes in Basic Black Archival ink on Watercolor Paper.  Cut out with Stitched Shape large square.
  6. Color the image using an Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks.
  7. Cut out the largest square from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (3 1/4" x 3 1/4") using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. 
  8. Cut out the middle of this square with a die from Layering Square Framelits.
  9. Glue them together offsetting the Lemon Lime Twist one as shown in the picture.
  10. Glue the pieces to the top of the Whisper White piece.
  11. Stamp the scissors in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Watercolor Paper. 
  12. Color with Tranquil Tide and Basic Gray inks using an Aqua Painter.
  13. Fussy cut the scissors.
  14. Glue the scissors to the left side of the pots.

BB Crafting Forever Stamp Set 10 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I stamped the scissors and fussy cut them - isn't that saying just perfect? I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the blades of the scissors and on the brush metal pieces.  Did you notice the fine line along the right side of the elements in the the image? I used Smoky Slate ink to anchor the pot and brushes. 

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Just in CASE Series - Big on Birthdays

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

My Border Buddy Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased.

CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

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Left: Stampin' Up! Concept Artists Card page 99 Annual Catalog ~~~ Right: My CASE

 

CASEing is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both, but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are inspired by the card or project you started to CASE.

 

Big on Birthdays stamp set by Stampin' Up! Just in CASE www.stampstodiefor.com

For my card today I kept the base of the card the same (Night of Navy Cardstock), I changed up the washi tape and stamp set giving it a totally different look. 

Affectionately Yours Suite Products

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape by Stampin' Up!

There is everything to love about the retiring Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape.  The designs are terrific and it is so versatile and simple just tear and tape!  And while supplies last you can get all 5 of these spools of tape for only $4.80.  Each roll has 5 yards of tape, it's an amazing deal.

Affectionately Yours Sepcialty Designer Paper by Stampin' Up!

It coordinates beautifully with the retiring Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper that is also on sale for only $9.10.  Summer is just around the corner and this paper is perfect for some summer stamping! 

Each package contains...

  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 5 double-sided designs and 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with foil
  • 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Acid free & Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, copper, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder
 

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The birthday greeting is from one of my new favorite birthday stamp sets Big on Birthdays.  The flower is from Falling Flowers and cut out with the coordinating May Flower Framelits Dies.  Both the stamp set and framelits are carried over into the new catalog that goes live June 1.  

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Do you ever CASE cards or do you create them on your own - would love to hear from you just comment here.

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