Border Buddies Saturday

Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite
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Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.  I am counting the days until I meet Alison in Thailand for a very exciting trip that we both earned through Stampin' Up! for our personal sales and team promotions. 

We couldn't do it without all you amazing stampers!  Thanks for following our blogs and ordering from us when you can.

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Today's card features the Colorful Seasons and Weather Together stamp sets Last Sunday I shared with you a card I made using the Weather Together stamp set.  This week I used it along with the beach chair from the colorful seasons stamp set to welcome in Summer. 

The photopolymer stamp sets make it easy to line up the chair fabric in any color you wish.  I choose Berry Burst Classic Ink along with Early Espresso to hand stamp my chair. 

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The umbrella I stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series paper and cut it out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits Die.

The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and stamped on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink.

I finished the banner off with one of the New Bitty Felt Bows oh how I love these.  They are self adhesive so just peel and stick!

Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!


The Color Theory Suite is our Featured Border Buddy Suite this month.  You can receive a free 8 Page PDF Tutorial featuring 8 different cards made with this suite just by placing any size order at Alison's Online Store or My online store. 

You are a few more days to place your orders to receive the June Color Theory Border Buddy's PDF Tutorial FREE.

Place a qualifying order and receive FREE hand stamped cards too!  Read More...
These offers are good only through Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Alison Solven and Patsy Waggoner

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Border Buddy Saturday - Emboss Resist Technique

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here to day with another Color Theory Suite card share!

June 2017 BB Color Theory Card #5 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's hard to think of snow and cold weather on a beautiful like today in Vancouver.  I love the Colorful Season Photopolyer stamp set which allows you to make cards and other projects representing the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  I love this sentiment - it can be used for any occasion.

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I used a technique called Emboss Resist on my card.  This technique use ink applied over an embossed image so they "pop" off the page by resisting the ink applied on top.  You can watch this video I did from a few years ago on how to achieve this look.

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The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which Patsy and I are featuring in the June Border Buddy Free Card program.  This collection is so easy to use together because they all coordinate making card making so easy!

Color Theory Suite Collage BB June 2017 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

You can read about our program for qualifying online orders here:

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Read about Patsy's  program here!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy Here.

In a perfect world I would  have several hours a day to sit and read in an Adirondack chair.  I have saved numerous photos of pairs of them where people are sitting gazing out over the water.  Maybe that is why I fell in love with the Colo Theory Suite.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlits has a die for every season and this cute little Adirondack chair.

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The Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite has...

  • Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Color Theory Cardstock Pack
  • Color Theory Memeories & More Card Pack
  • 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Old Olive.

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The crackle paper in Old Olive is from the Color Theory Paper Stack.  The stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double sided designs in 6" x 6".   The dot embellishments are from the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Border Buddies Color Theory by Stampin' Up!

The card Base is Beery Burst a new 2017-2019 In- Color. 

I know sometimes people think "but they won't last long".   Tom and I went to the movies the other night and it was over $30 for the two of us.  Of course that included popcorn but that is one of the reasons we go to the theater.  Buying all the In-Color ink pads and a package of the assorted paper is no more than a trip to the movies.  The move only last maybe 2 hours if you are lucky.  The pads and paper will last you at least two years.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite

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

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I presented the Color Theory Suite at Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Toronto in April.  I had to make 12 samples as part of my presentation so I really gave the stamps and framelits a workout.  The Colorful Seasons Photopolyer Stamps and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies are perfect for both card make and memory keeping.

Here's some of the features of the products:

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set:

  • all four season (Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer) are represented which can be used for many occasions
  • two-step imagery with coordinating sentiments
  • bundled stamps and thinlits - save 10% when  purchase together

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

  • mix of framelits, intricate images, and Edgelits.
  • dies designed to cut shapes from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack to give an ombre look

Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack:

  • 72 double-side cards, 4 specialty cards, 2 sticker sheets
  • great for memory keeping and card making
  • cards can be used for card fronts or trim out images or card elements
  • just slip card into pocket pages for your memory keeping

Color Theory Suite Fall 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love photopolymer stamps like the Colorful Seasons because I can easily line up the images for 2 step stamping like in this leaf.  The intricate thinlit leaf die is a perfect match for the stamps!

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These samples were created by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! and illustrate the versatility of the set and coordinating products.  Every season is represented here! Well except for the 5th season in Canada...which is Hockey Season!

Have you heard about Patsy's and my Free Card program for qualifying orders? There is a new set of cards every month based on one of the Suites of products from the current catalogues.  In June we are featuring these fabulous Color Theory Suite products!

Read about Alison's program here!

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Here are the products included in the Color Theory Suite - just click on the pictures and you'll be directed to my store!

 

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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!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Crafting Forever

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

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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.


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

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here.  So much excitement about the upcoming release of the New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Each month Alison and I create 4 cards each to feature in our Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial.  In the past we have featured two stamp sets each month but have decided for this catalog year we will feature one stamp giving you 8 awesome ideas using that particular stamp set.  This will help show you how versatile each set can be.

Border Buddy PDF May Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' Up! 1

May Stamp Set is Eastern Beauty along with the fun suite of products that go with it.  This is one of those stamp sets that I ordered because I could order it early, but will admit it wasn't love at first site.  But once I started to play with it and could see the versatility of it I guarantee this set will become one of those I grab often.

Border Buddies May Suite PDF Free Card Tutorial www.stampstodiefor.com

The circles and shapes will make really fun backgrounds and just changing the colors will change the look a great deal. 

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite www.stampstodiefor.com

This fun little flower was made with the coordinating thinlits dies called Eastern Medallion.  While both the stamp set and thinlits can be used independently they make a great pair!  You can purchase them now in two great bundles that Alison shared with you last week Read More.... 

 

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The flower on the card used one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors Lemon Lime Twist.  This color is going to be such a fun pop to add to your hand stamped cards.   The new in-color products will be Cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers, Classic Ink Pads, Ink Refills, Ribbons and Bitty Bows.  It is so much fun to have new colors to play with each year. 

Buying all 5 inkpads and cardstock is less than a night at the movies and you get to play with them the entire year!

Border Buddies May PDF Tutorial

Don't forget about our Free PDF & Free Cards program.  It's available for anyone living in Canada or the USA and only offered through Alison and me.  This is a collage of our cards this month using the Eastern Palace bundles. 

Read about Patsy's program here!

Read about Alison's program here!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Easter Palace Suite

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

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This week I'm showcasing one of the cards from our Border Buddy Free Card Program.  Each month Patsy and I design four cards each using a "Suite" of products from the catalogue.  We love that Stampin' Up! makes matching of colours and products easy by creating a group of products that coordinate beautifully together!  This month it's the Eastern Palace Suite.

This suite is a sneak peek special promotion for the month of May and includes your choice of two bundles.

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The best thing about this new suite has got to be the amazing Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies.  There are 14 dies included but you can mix and match them to create so many combinations.  They also work beautifully with our Circle Layering Thinlits to give you even more options. 

The bundles include THREE new 2017-2019 In Color inks - Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist (my new fav!).  Each bundle includes a FREE gift or two of brand new products!

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Do you know about our Free Card program?  It's available for anyone living in Canada or the USA.  This is a collage of our cards this month using the Eastern Palace bundles.  When you order online you earn a FREE 8 page PDF with step-by-step instructions for these cards including measurements and supply list.

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Read about Alison's program here!

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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

BB High Tide Stamp Set 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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.

BB High Tide Stamp Set 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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.

BB High Tide Stamp Set 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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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