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Last Chance for…..

The month of May is winding down and some of the Stampin’ Up! retiring items are running low.  So don’t miss out!  I thought that over the next couple of days I will profile stamp sets and papers that are retiring.

Today I have chosen the Brithday Fiesta Bundle (142268) to showcase.  I love the festive spirit of this stamp set and designer papers!  I recently used the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and Festive Birthday Designer Series paper to design a class for Cinco de Mayo!  It was a huge success!

NOTE:  These are not my original cards but ideas that I found on Pinterest and CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) for this stamp set.


These are a couple of the cards that I designed with this set!  This card with the Cactus is sooo cute.  The hats and guitars and other accessories are cut out of the Birthday Fiesta Designer series paper.  And of course I used dimensionals to make the accessories pop! 

The background on this second card is made by stamping the banner with stripes of multiple colors.
I will miss the Birthday Fiesta stamp set.  This set would be great to make party invitations, birthday cards or thank you notes!

So the Stampin’ Up! inventory report is saying low inventory for this bundle.  So don’t miss out!



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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 96BMYB2J and I will send you a package of rhinestone jewels.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Also - please send me a message if you need a new catalog and you are in the USA.

Happy Stamping!

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Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card

Z Fold Graduation CardToday I am sharing a handmade Z Fold Graduation card that I made for my daughter this past weekend!  

I am so proud of my baby girl (now 21).  She graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Sacred Heart University on Sunday.  She has been accepted into a Masters Program at Case Western Reserve so is moving to Cleveland, Ohio at the end of the summer…  Eventually she wants to go to Medical school.  Anyway, back to the card.

I choose the colors of Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry since Sacred Heart’s colors are dark red and yellow – along with gray. 
This card uses the Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday Blast stamp set with the Star Blast Edgelit dies.  But hurry and get your copy of this set. This set is retiring and will be gone at the end of May!  I also used the Star framelits to cut out extra stars.  The numbers are cut out with with the Large Number Framelits.
Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card
The Star Blast framelit was used to cut out an applique from Gold Glimmer paper and also from Red Glimmer paper.

So to make this card:
The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  Fold the base into a Z shape.  Each panel of the Z is layered with Crushed Curry cardstock.  The front cross-panel is a 1″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  I then layered a 7/8″ x 11 inch piece of crushed curry card stock over this piece.  Fold it in the opposite direction of the card.  So the long side is matched up with the short side of the card.

Want more detailed instructions on making a Z fold card?  Check out this video that i recorded earlier this year on how to make a Z Fold Card.  





Here are the supplies that I used for this card.
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I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 96BMYB2J and I will send you a package of rhinestone jewels.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Also - please send me a message if you need a new catalog and you are in the USA.

Happy Stamping!





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handmade Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate You

Happy Mother’s Day
to all of my Family & Friends!!  Today I am sharing three of my favorite Mother’s Day cards from the past couple of years!

And I am getting one of the best Mother’s Day presents of all times – watching my daughter Emily graduate from college today!!

This first card is one that is made with the You’ve Got this stamp set and the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper. 

The colors in the card are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy cardstocks.

By looking at these three cards, can you tell that I really like flowers and coloring?








Birthday Blooms Stamp Set – Mother’s Day Cards


Birthday Blooms - Mother's Day
These next two cards are both made with the
Birthday Blooms stamp set.  This set is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets from the past few years. 

I also like the combination of the stripped background designer series paper with the floral design!

This beautiful rose is colored with shades of Lost Lagoon ink.  The ribbon is Mint Macaroon lace


The third card that I have selected for today is another Birthday Blooms card made for Mother’s Day as well.

The flowers on this card are colored with Watermelon Wonder ink and finished off with the Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon.






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Which one of these cards is your favorite??

Enjoy your Mother’s Day!!



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Delightful Daisy Card

Daisy DelightToday I am sharing a Delightful Daisy card made with the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper in the upcoming June Catalog.  I absolutely love this paper!!  It has so many beautiful patterns in it and coordinates so well with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.

Here are the details of this card!  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Next is a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ layer of Old Olive cardstock and two coordinating pieces of the Delightful Daisy Designer paper each cut to 3 3/4″ x 2″. These overlap and are adhered to the Old Olive card stock layer.  Then a 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip of night of navy cardstock to cover the seam between the two pieces of paper.  This is covered with a piece of the new Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon.

The daisy is stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and punched out with the corresponding daisy punch. The center is stamped with old olive ink and punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  A little Wink of Stella is added to the center to give it a little dazzle!  Do you like this card?  This is one of the cards that was designed and rejected for our Daisy Class!

 This paper, Delightful Daisy Designer paper and Daisy Delight stamp set are being featured at my June 17th Creative Crafter’s Escape! My Creative Stamping New England Design team members are busy designing cards to be part of a Daisy Class that will be offered that day!  You don’t want to miss out!  You can check out information HERE on our Summerfest Getaway!

This is the upcoming stamp set and Designer paper:

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Creative Crafter’s Escape for June

Welcome to the kickoff of the Creative Crafter’s Escape! This is a very exciting day today for my Stamping Friend Jeannie Nielsen and me!


Jeannie and I are starting a new group to plan and hold 2-3 Creative Crafting Days each year.  Our first event is scheduled for Saturday June 17th at the Tewksbury Congregational Church in Tewksbury, MA.  We have rented out the a large room in the basement of the church and have planned out a fantastic day of fun for all of our Crafting Friends!  We are starting off with this one day event and would like to schedule a  2-3 day event in September.  We are currently scoping out venues to hold our first 2-3 day event in the September timeframe!

So here are the details on our first event:

Summer Getaway 2017
Saturday June 17th
– 9am to 8pm
at the
Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East St.  Tewksbury, MA


This is a day of Crafting Fun for all types of Crafters!  Stampers, Scrapbookers and Quilters are w
elcome!
Attendees:
1.  Each Attendee will have 6′ of table space to spread out and work for the day!  So bring your latest crafting project
!
2.  You will have access to our Big Shot machines with lots of Embossing Folders and dies for cutting
3.  You will receive a Goodie Bag full of items from the new Delightful Daisy Suite of products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Catalog.
4.  Lots of inspirational display boards
5.  Lunch and Dinner will be provided

In addition – Two Add on classes will be Available!  Stay tuned for signup information for the Classes.

1.  Delightful Daisy Class – will feature the Delightful Daisy Suite of Designer paper and the Daisy stamp set!
2.  High Tide Class  – will feature the High Tide Stamp Set.

And what is a Crafting Day without Prizes and Giveaways?  Throughout the day there will be ways to earn Raffle tickets for our selection of Raffle Items.  The Grand Prize is a full set of the brand new in-color Products (an $85 value)






Registration Information:

Early Bird Registration is $60 (before May 26th)
$70 On May 27th

Registration absolutely closes on June 9th.  (There are no exceptions as we need time to order all the product)!

You can Register here:



Stay tuned for more information and samples!

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Happy May!!!

Stampin’ Up! is offering a great special for the Month of May; Eastern Elegance one of the new stamp sets and coordinating Designer paper from the upcoming catalog is available during the month of May.   That is a full month before these products are available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

The bundle featured here is the Premier Bundle.  The Premier Bundle includes the Stamp set and the coordinating thinlit dies.



































The Premier Bundle includes:
*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)



The Starter Bundle (shown below, 147196) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note cards & Envelopes.  This bundle does not include the Eastern Medallions Thinlit Dies.



































Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code 96BMYB2J and receive a package of Pearl jewels.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself.


Stay tuned for some great ideas with this stamp set!


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Stampin’ Up! Retiring Items & Botanical Blooms

Today I thought that I would share a few cards that I made last year with my Stamp Club members using the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching dies.  It is hard to believe it isBotanical Blooms Birthday card late April and things are selling off the Stampin’ Up! Retired List very quickly!!  I was perusing the retiring list last night and saw that the Botanical Blooms stamp set and dies are significantly discounted! Remember the Botanical stamp set and dies from last year?

The dies for this stamp set cut very intricate three dimensional flowers and leaves that are beautiful and perfect for layering!

The Botanical Blooms stamp set and dies are also perfect for decorating 3D items.

Well they are currently discounted on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring list! for a significant discount!
















Are you ready to order?  If you place an order for this stamp set and dies, I will send you the PDF for my Botanical Blooms class which you can see here.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 49YAFEGU and receive a package of Pearl Jewels from me!  Of course if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

You can check out the complete list of retiring products  HERE.  And don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack.  I am hearing that lots of new items have been added to the clearance rack too.

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Sneak Peak – Stampin’ Up! In Colors

Friday I had a little fun in Marilyn’s Creative Playground with the new Stampin’ Up! In-colors!  A few of my team members came over and we played with some of the new stamp sets and papers on Friday!

  Here I am sharing a sneak peak of the new Stampin’ Up! In-colors that will be available with the new Stampin’ Up! catalog in June!  I am so excited!  I love these new colors and they look so nice with the existing in-colors!

So the new In-colors are from left to right:

Berry Burst, Lemon Lime twist, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and layering down is a card made with Powder Pink.

I highlighted these colors using the new Designer Series paper made with these in-colors.  This designer paper was made using each of the 5 colors.  The new In-color Designer paper stack has 4 design patterns for each color.  If this pattern looks familiar it is because it was in this year’s catalog in a Night of Navy color which I affectionately called the Delft Paper since it had the look of Delft pottery!

The messages on the cards are stamped with the corresponding color and the Layering Love stamp set.  The messages are cutout with the Layering Square, ovals and circles framelits.  If you are an avid paper crafter like me, you need these framelits in your tool kit!  They are perfect for cutting squares, circles and ovals out of cardstock or for pictures in your scrapbooks!

 What I like best about these colors is they are very bold and vibrant but pair nicely with the other in-colors!  Of course that is one of the advantages of using Stampin’ Up! products.  All the colors coordinate!

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Happy Easter

Happy EasterHappy Easter!  Today I am sharing a card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! Easter Message Stamp set and the Carousel and Cupcakes Designer Series paper.

The card base is a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of So Saffron cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Falling snow embossing folder. 

The top layer is a piece of the Yellow Sunbeam DSP from the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series paper stack.  I love this paper!  I cut the paper to 3 7/8″ x 3″.

The Messages are stamped using Stampin’ Up! Black archival ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These new framelits are great for cutting out a design that has the faux stitching around the edge.  This set of framelits has 4 ovals, 4 circles and 4 squares that fit with the Layering Oval, Circle and Square framelits.  For this card, I layered the message on a Scalloped oval cut from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  

The Cross is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the new Watercolor pencils with a blender pen to color in the cross and the cloth on the cross.  I then cut out the cross with a pair of Stampin’ Up! Snips (my most used and favorite tool!).  The cross is mounted onto the card using the new Foam Adhesive Strips to add dimension.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card.

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That's it!

Enjoy your Easter!

Don't forget to check out the retiring list!  Some supply items are already gone!

The Retiring List is out!

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The time for the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is quickly approaching – so that means that some Stamp Sets and supplies need to retire to make room for new stamp sets and supplies!  This list is from both the Annual 2016-2017 Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  Check out the list of items that we are bidding a fond farewell to  HERE.

Here are a few specifics about ordering retiring products:

  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, we’ll keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22. After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Select discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May.
  • These discounts will not be preannounced.
  • If you or a customer buys a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
  • If there is a product you or your customer wants, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you/your customer risk it being sold out.
  • Discounts will be applied to select retiring items only.

And speaking of new catalogs.  If you are an existing customer of mine – you will be receiving your new catalog in the mail.  If you are new to me – send me an email at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and I will make sure that you receive a new catalog!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 49YAFEGU and receive a package of Pearl Jewels from me!  Of course if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

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Carousel Birthday All Occasion card

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the Carousel Birthday stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  I love the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series paper stack.  The paper has a very shabby chic look with a combination of great colors!  There is a Calypso Coral hue and a blue – Bermuda Bay hue.

This is my “stepped up” card with lots of detail.  I was looking for some cards to make for swaps at Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond.  I also wanted to make a card with more detail to keep for me and use for a future class.

Here are the two color combinations.











Here are the details of this card:

The card base is So Saffron cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Pool Party cardstock that I have embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  The center piece is a 4″ x 3″ piece of the Cupcakes & Carousels designer paper with a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock that is 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. 

The Carousel horse is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and colored with the Watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  These are stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Circle and Scalloped circle are cut out using the layering Circles Framelits.  The Baker’s Twine is part of the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments kit.   For the detailed card, I stamped the horse a second time and layered it on the first horse to make the layer pop.  I added a touch of wink of Stella to the Bermuda Bay areas of the horse’s saddle which you can see in the close up.
The second card is made with the coordinating Calypso Coral color hue.  The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock.  The first layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock embossed with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.  I used the small Pearl Jewels to accent the details of the saddle.

So which color combination do you like better?

Can’t wait to see what i get back for swap cards tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!


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Delicate Details and Sale-a-bration

Today I am sharing a card that I madDelicate Details and Avant Gardene with my Stamp Club in February with the Stampin’ Up! Delicate Details Stamp set.  This stamp set is from the Sale-a-bration catalog which ends tomorrow on Friday!  So if you want this set – time is winding down!

The Delicate Details stamp set is perfect for making very feminine, lacey cards.  Perfect for a wedding or shower card!

With this card, I also chose to use a couple of the in-colors.  I like the combination of these colors and the soft look.

The background colors are Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron which are stamped alternately with 3 of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set.  The Flower is from the Avant Garden stamp set.  I used the Dapper Denim and Cucumber Crush markers to color the image on the floral stamp.  This is stamped on an oval of whisper white cardstock and layered on a scalloped oval of dapper denim.  These ovals are cut using the Layering Ovals Thinlits.  

Finally a piece of Dapper Denim ribbon is used to finish off this project.

So don’t miss out!  Tomorrow is the last day to order from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  i love to share the hostess benefits with my customers.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code US9TNKY4 and I will send you a 6×6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Paper.  Of course if your order is over $150 then take the hostess benefits for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you liked my card made with the Delicate Details stamp set!




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How to CASE a card

Beautiful You with Pop of PinkToday I am going to share with you my strategy on how to CASE a card.   So a couple of weeks ago, one of my downlines and I challenged each other to make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Pop of Pink Designer Series paper.  This is the card that Jeanne made.

The dimensions on this card are:

1.  Card base:  Basic Black card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

2.  Next Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ layered with a piece of 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

3.  Top Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock but to 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ layered with a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

The Lady is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on the Whisper White and again on the Pop of Pink DSP with the polka dot design.  You cut out just inside the lines of the dress on the Designer paper and attach that to your card.  The hat is stamped  on a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock, cut out and layered onto the card.  Then “Celebrate…” is stamped on the bottom.  This layer is attached with dimensionals on an angle to the card.
Beautiful You with Pop of pink
Here is my version of the card.

I used Basic Gray card stock for my card base.  Then I layered a piece of the Herringbone striped paper from the Pop of Pink Designer paper pack.  This layer is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and a layer of the white and triangle design Pop of Pink DSP. 

Last I stamped the lady on the small polka dot pattern of the DSP and the hat on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock.

NOTE:  Stampin’ Up!’s paper snips are a must for making this card with all the fine detailed cutting.

This technique is called Paper piecing since you are cutting the images out and piecing them together.

And here is a 3rd card that one of my customers made after seeing these two cards:

Beautiful You with Pop of Pink




She also used the Basic Gray cardstock and the Herringbone pattern for her card base. 

She changed the second layer to a piece of Whisper White since she chose a very strong Melon Mambo patterned diagonal Stripped paper for her 2nd layer. 

The third layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock which I think makes the herringbone pattern stand out a little more.  She stamped her message on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  She cut the message out with the small oval framelit and then cut a layer out of Melon Mambo with the Scalloped oval framelit.  She used a dimensional so the message pops!


Here are the supplies for these cards:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Which CASEd card did you like the best?


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New items added to Sale-a-bration

Wow – several new items have been added to the Sale-a-bration Selection for these last 10 days!! 
























Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code US9TNKY4 and I will send you a gift of some Designer paper from the Occasions catalog.   Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself.

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Paper Pumpkin





Good morning!  I received the March Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin yesterday and I have to say it is soooooo stinking cute!!  I absolutely LOVE it!  I can’t wait to put it together!

…and for next month in April – Stampin’ Up! has planned an even bigger surprise!  Sara Douglas the CEO of Stampin’ Up! has designed the April Paper pumpkin kit and there is a rumor that it has one of the new colors coming this summer…  Can you guess which color it is from the banner below?








A new shade of Green!

So what is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly creative escape.  You can sign up for a month by month or for a specific number of months.  Each month, you will receive a Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail (usually around the 18-20th in New England) that includes everything that you need to make a cute project.  The projects can be cards, a home decor item or some cute idea for the time of the year! 

The best part is the kit includes a stamp set, ink and all of the supplies pre-cut!  All you need is an adhesive!  It is a great way to build up supplies too, since you receive an ink each month.  They are the little ink spots but those can also be re-inked and a couple of months gives you an assortment of Stampin’ Up!’s colors!

So check it out here!

….and the best part?  Try it out for 3 months, get a discount and get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  (Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st!)

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