Border Buddies Saturday

Border Buddy Saturday - With Stamipn' Up! High Tide Stamp Set

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.

I am excited to share with you another card featured in our Monthly Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial.  Since there are 5 Saturdays in April you get a bonus peek.

High Tide stamp set by Stampin' Up! Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial www.stampstodiefor.com

This card is made using the High Tide stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  So excited it is going to carry over into the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   We only have one light house in MN but it is a very popular one, the Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior.  We love to visit that area of the state.  It is an international harbor with large ships coming and going.  It is like an entirely different world from central Minnesota.  We have lots of lakes but tiny compared to Superior.

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Hard to see in a photo but I placed some Wink of Stella on the beam of light and it is so sparkly.  This is another great set to use for masculine cards. 

You can earn complete instructions for this card along with 7 others in our our Border Buddy's PDF Tutorial FREE by just placing an order at our online stores. 

Our PDF Card Tutorial features...

  • images
  • supply lists
  • measurements
  • step by step directions for 8 different cards

This month 4 cards are from the Nailed It Stamp Set and 4 are from the High Tide Stamp Set giving you lots of ideas for the guy or guys in your life.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing a qualifying order.  

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Border Buddy Saturday - High Tide Stamp Set

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It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  Patsy and I give away free cards every single month and today I'm sharing one of those cards with you!  Let me give you a little background on our Free Card Program.  Each month we choose two stamp sets and we each make 2 cards with each set.  Then we prepare an 8 page PDF with all the instructions, measurements and supplies and give it as a thank you gift to our customers who purchase through our online stores.  That's all you have to do - place any size order through our store.  It gets better....when that order is $50 or more we send you two of the cards in the mail! My customers love receiving the cards each month.

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This month one of our stamp sets is High Tide and I'm so thrilled it's going to be in the next Annual Catalogue so you can use the PDF in the future too.  This card uses a fabulous designer paper stack called Serene Scenery and it had some fabulous designs including this one that looked like the shore and ocean.  Sadly it's retired and has already sold out.  You could create a similar look with a watercolour wash technique.

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The lighthouse is a two step technique where you use two images, one on top of the other, to create a multi coloured final image.  In Vancouver we have many lighthouses because we are on the water and so I have a natural love for them.  I stamped the lighthouse and then stamped the sentiment on top. 

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These cars were created by the talented concept artists at Stampin' Up!  You can make any colour lighthouse using the two step method and add all the other elements easily because the stamps are photopolymer and you can see right where to place them.

 Are you ready to receive our free PDF and cards in the mail? Check out all the details here:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Nailed It Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today and it's Patsy here today! I'm sharing a masculine card using the Nailed It Stamp Set & Build It Framelits Dies.


Nailed It stamp set by Stampin' Up! - Border Buddies Earn Free Cards and PDF Customer Rewards 2

If you haven't already be sure and check out pages 46, 47 & 48 in the Occasions Catalog.  They are filled with awesome stamp sets, papers and embellishments just for the "guy" in your life. 

I love how when you cut out the tape measure framelit in the Silver Foil Paper it looks so real!

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This card is one of the cards featured in our Border Buddy's Tutorial you earn FREE by just placing an order at our online stores.  Our tutorial features images, supply lists, measurements and step by step directions for 8 different cards.  This month 4 cards are from the Nailed It Stamp Set and 4 are from the High Tide Stamp Set.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing qualifying order.  

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Border Buddy Saturday - Nailed It!

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It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today! I'm sharing a card from our Border Buddy Free Card Program using the Nailed It Stamp Set and the Build It Thinlits Dies. The bundle is perfect for the handy person in your life.  It would make a great card for Father's Day or change up the saying and use it for birthdays or other occasions.

Nailed It Occasions Catalogue 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here are some other adorable cards made by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! using the products in the Urban Underground Suite.  I love how the tools are made using the Silver Foil paper - they look so realistic!

Stampin' Up! makes coordination of products so easy when the bundle stamps and framelits together the way they did with the Nailed It Stamp Set and Build It Framelits Dies - plus when bundled you save 10%.

Urban Underground Suite Collage www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Having coordinating products makes your card making so much easier. Don't those embellishments look like the real thing? They have adhesive on the back to make it easy to add to your card.

Patsy and I are featuring the Nailed It Stamp Set and Build It Thinlits bundle as one of the offerings in our April Border Buddy Free Card Program. The other stamp set for April is High Tide.

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They say that puns are the lowest form of humour but I love them.  This set has some good ones like "Sorry I screwed up" or "I knew I liked you the first time I saw you".

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I cut out the ruler from Silver Foil and completed the tag with an element from the Urban Underground Embellishments.  A  little bit of Silver Metallic  Thread behind the octagon adds more of that industrial look to the card.  To cut a mat for the octagon I just traced  the outside of the die and cut it out with my paper snips.

Nailed It Occasions Catalogue www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here's one last card that it much simpler in design but still really cute!

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Stamping, Lifetime Friendships and Community

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Hello  Stampers its Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy Here!

I love the saying on this card "In High Tide or Low Tide I'll be by your Side".   Stampin' Up has provided me with a lifetime of Friendships and surrounded me by an amazing community of customers and team members.   People I would never have known if it wasn't for stamping.  

Border buddy Alison Solven and Patsy Waggoner

One of those special people is my Border Buddy Alison our path's would have never crossed if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!   We enjoyed a non-business trip to visit her and her husband in Vancouver B.C.  As we were shopping we spotted this book on Thailand.  Alison and I will be enjoying an all expense paid trip to Thailand for us and our hubbies.  Just one of the perks you can earn for being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

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Another dear and near friend is Linda Heller (and her hubby Matt of course) here we are being awarded the 2014 Founder's Circle Top 100 Demonstrators of the Year.  We have enjoyed so many trips together and also visiting each other in our home states.  

Susan Nygaard and Patsy Waggoner Stampin' Up! Founders Circle 2011

This past week-end we had a wonderful time visiting Susan Nygaard and her husband Lance.  What amazing host and hostess and so much fun to see her stamping office and room.  In this picture we are enjoying a round of Stampin' Up! golf at Founder's Circle 2011.  Not your ordinary game of golf LOL.

It was a wonderful diversion also for some of the things that have been going on lately.  How would we get through life sometimes if it wasn't for our friends.   I could go on and on with pictures and stories about many more Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers who have become near and dear to me.  As one of them once said it is much more than STAMPS!

If you would love to have a larger circle of friendships consider becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  You will gain more than a discount on stamps you can build life time friendships.

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Today's card is part of Alison's and My Border Buddy PDF.  Each month I create 4 cards and Alison creates 4 cards (we use two featured stamp sets).  We compile them together to create a PDF Tutorial and anyone who places and order (any size) at our online stores receives the PDF absolutely free via email.

April's Border Buddy PDF Tutorial Featured Stamp Sets

  • High Tide
  • Nailed It

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Border Buddy Saturday - Little Cuties

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today! I'm sharing a cute card using the Little Cuties stamp set which is one of the sets Patsy and I have included in our Free Card program for March.

Little Cuties Border Buddy www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This is a simple little card using our Note Cards & Envelopes which come in both Whisper White and Crumb Cake. The size is 5" x 3 1/2" and it's the perfect size for the images in the Little Cuties Stamp Set.  The stamps are photopolymer so it was easy to add the party hat to the top of the kitty's head.  I used our new Watercolor Pencils to colour in the images with a Blender Pen.

The images in this stamp set are perfect for lots of different occasions.

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Add your colour around the edge of the the image and draw the colour in with your Blender Pen to create a watercolor effect.  Always add some colour below your image to anchor it.

This card is one of the cards featured in our Border Buddy's Tutorial.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing qualifying order.  

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Birthday Cards, Easter Treats and Many Occasions In Between

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here...

Border Buddies Little Cuties Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

With growing number of grandchildren in a variety of ages I am always in need of some fun stamp sets to use for smaller folks.   The Little Cuties stamp set is perfect for many occasions not just birthdays.

The rocking horse is stamped with two different stamps, so you can use the horse all by itself or make him/her a rocking horse.  There is also a lamb in the set you can make into a rocking lamb.  Because these come in photopolymer it is easy to line the stamps up as you are able to see through them. 

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Easter has always been a special time for our family as we enjoy Easter Egg hunts.  It isn't every year that we can enjoy hiding the eggs and treats outdoors in Minnesota - but when we can it is extra special.  

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Just a few years ago we only had two little cuties hunting for eggs.  Now we have 6, well it might be another year before Fallon is able to go out and find her own eggs.   

Little Cuties Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I was excited when this stamp set had a stamp that said "celebrate Easter" as I like to make fun little treat holders and will be able to use this stamp to make some fun tags.  

What are some special Easter traditions your family celebrates?  Click Here to share. 

Border Buddy Cards Littie Cuties stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This card is one of the cards featured in our Border Buddy's Tutorial.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing qualifying order.  

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Have you ever dreamed of going to the Mediterranean?

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Hello Stampers, 

It's Border Buddy Saturday and today I am going to share with you one of the handstamped cards that is featured in our March Border Buddy Card PDF Tutorial.  

March Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial...

is filled with images, supply lists, measurements and directions for 8 different handstamped cards.  This month we are using the Mediterranean Moments and the Little Cuties stamp sets by Stampin' Up! which can be found in the Occasions Catalog.  They are very different in design and style giving you a variety of cards to send from sophisticated to whimsical. 

Mediterranean Moments stamp set by Stampin' Up! watercoloring www.stampstodiefor.com

I just love how this card turned out - the Stitched Shape Framelits along with the Laying Ovals Framelits really helps create a great focal point for this card. The Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens make water coloring a breeze.  You will be amazing how simple it is to get this professional watercolor look. 

If you have dreamed of going to the Mediterranean but it just isn't in your budget right now, buy this stamp set and let it take you away to some magical places.  

Mediterranean Moments stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set.

This stamp set includes 4 detailed images.  You will feel yourself walking along the streets, sitting in a quiet cafe sipping some espresso or just enjoying the company of the neighborhood cat. 

The March PDF will include 3 other cards using this set plus 4 cards using the Little Cuties stamp set also found in the Occasions Catalog.  You can earn this amazing PDF FREE by just placing an order at our online stores...

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Border Buddy Saturday - Mediterranean Moments

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison back this week!

Mediterranean Moments BB Blog Post www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Today I'm sharing one of the cards from our Border Buddy Free Card Program.  When our customers purchase product through our online stores we send them a free PDF with instructions to create 8 cards.  Make sure to check out what we offer as a thank you for your order:

Alison's Free Card Program - Canadian Orders
Patsy's Free Card Program - US Orders

Today's card features the stamp set Mediterranean Moments which was designed by our concept artists with inspiration from Susan Nygaard on the occasion of her Million Sales Achievement.  I joined Susan and other Stampin' Demonstrator from around the world in May, 2016 for a cruise that took us to Spain, Italy and France.  It was especially lovely for my husband and I because our daughter Carly joined us on this amazing vacation.  Did you know that's how Patsy and I met? We both earned a cruise through our Stampin' Up! businesses and we just clicked and have been friends ever since.  It truly is more than just stamps when you become part of the amazing Stampin' Up! community!

The beautiful scenery we saw on our travels was the inspiration for Susan's vision. 

I love watercoloring because it relaxes me and it's good mental health therapy.

Watercolor Pencils Collage

Here's how I coloured in the image in today's card.  I stamped the image on Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink (you can also use StazOn).  Then I scribbed my pencil on a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper (hard to transfer lots of pigment) and then added water with my Aqua Painter.  I find this technique works well for me because I can control the colour easier.  You can also blend two or more colours to create a new colour if you wish.  You can see how I dragged the green into the yellow in my palette above to create a lighter green.

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The I just layered the colours on my image and left some white spaces to mimic watercolouring. The Shimmery White has a nice surface that doesn't "pill" when you add water as easily as other cardstock.

Here are the products I used in today's card but remember, to receive the instructions you must place an online order with either Patsy or I during March....and IF you purchase $50 or more we actually mail you two of our cards! We feature 3 additional cards using this set and four made with the Little Cuties stamp set.

One final card using this amazing stamp set created by our concept artists at Stampin' Up!
 
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Border Buddy Saturday - Tasty Trucks & Hey Chick!

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.

Tasty Truck Stamp Set 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

In January I attended a Stampin' Up! Leader's Conference and one of my downline agreed to make cards for our display boards.  Liane Binder made some absolutely adorable samples using the Tasty Trucks free Sale-a-bration reward set and today I thought I would share a few of them with you!

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Colouring for adults is a big thing these days (as you've probably noticed) but remember when kids would actually colour in a restaurant instead of playing on their IPads? I was so impressed the other day when a saw a Mum and her daughter colouring together while waiting for their food and it reminded me of when my kids were little.  This card brings all those warm feelings back to me.  Isn't it adorable? What a cute idea for a kids birthday party loot bag.

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here's another adorable card by Liane combining the Tasty Trucks with the Hey Chick! stamp set (also a free Sale-a-bration choice).  This card just makes me happy!

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set 4 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The sombrero is cut from the Festive Birthday Designer Series paper.  This "chick" is ready to party in this taco food truck!

 You can earn these stamp sets FREE when your purchase a Sale-a-bration qualifying order ($60 Canada/$50 US).

Download Saleabration 2017 Reward Flyer (there were three new items added on Tuesday!)

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