The Clearance Rack has been Refreshed!


Hurry – don’t miss out!  The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of items from the
last Holiday catalog and a few other goodies too!
You can see the Clearance Rack HERE.
While you are there – don’t forget to check out the LAST Chance Items too. 
These are the items that are retiring from the Annual catalog to make room for
all the new items coming out!
If you do not have a demonstrator in the USA – I would love to be your demonstrator. 
If you order is under $150 then use the Host code AUZPM4HA and I will send you a
special gift for placing your order with me.  I love to share the Host benefits with my customers!

All the best!

Handmade Masculine Card

Truly Tailored cardToday I am sharing a Handemade Masculine card made with the Truly Tailored Stamp set by Stampin ‘Up!.  This is one of the cards that I used for a swap at the Hartford OnStage event.

Did I mention how much fun my team and I had at the Hartford OnStage event? 

I do really like the Truly Tailored stamp set and the coordinating True Gentlemen Designer paper!  One of the better masculine sets that Stampin’ Up! has released in a while!

I also like the Z Fold format which I seem to use for masculine cards each year.  Lol, I am too predictable!

So the Details on this card:
1.  the Card base is a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″.  Fold into a Z format.
2.  I used Chocolate Chip Cardstock to layer the True Gentlemen Designer paper on.  I mixed up the patterns on the Designer paper for the various panels to give the card interest.  That is one of the best things about Stampin’ UP! Designer paper.  All the pieces in a given set coordinate and look great together!  The dimensions for the layers on this card are:
  • Back piece – chocolate chip layer cut to 5 3/8″x 4 1/8″, Designer paper  cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Two smaller pieces – chocolate chip layer – cut to 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″,  cut the designer paper layer to 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Layer these pieces onto the Crumb cake card base
3.  Next cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 3″ x 9″.  Score this piece at 3″ and 6″.  Again fold into a Z pattern.  The dimensions for these pieces are:
  • Front piece – cut a piece of night of navy cardstock to 2 7/8″  square, cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square.
  • Back piece – cut a piece of tranquil tide cardstock to 2 7/8″ square and cut the designer paper to 2 3/4″ square. 
  • NOTE – I left the center vanilla square blank.  You could add another layer to this pieces as well.
4.  Add a piece of the Corduroy Night of Navy ribbon around the first layer before you attach the layers to the vanilla Z fold card.  Stamp the sentiment “to a Classy Kind of Man” with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of very vanilla cardstock.      Also stamp the little bow tie with Night of Navy ink.  Punch out the sentiment with the Tailored Tag punch.  Trim around the edge and cut out a tag with the punch from Night of Navy cardstock.  Adhere the sentiment to the Navy tag.  Cut out the bow with your snips and attach on the sentiment over the comb.

5.  Now for the back panel.  Use the Chocolate chip, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide markers to ink up the sentiment stamp “wishing you a Dapper Day”.  I used night of navy ink to ink the “wishing you a”  and the Tranquil Tide marker to ink up the “Dapper Day”.  I used the chocolate chip to ink the mustache.  Stamp onto a piece of very vanilla cardstock.  Cut this out with the stitched circle framelit that fits around this sentiment.  Attach the circle to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle framelits.  Attach to the back side of the 3×3 piece. 

6.  Line up the front Z fold panel with the center of the front panel of the card.  Make sure to add adhesive to only the left side of the panel as you want half the piece to hang over the closed edge. 

That’s it!  Your done!

I hope that you have liked my Handmade Z Fold Card made with  the True Gentlemen Designer Paper and the Truly Tailored stamp set.

This stamp set and Designer paper are retiring.  So if you would like to make this project and you do not have a demonstrator in the USA – I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you order is under $150 then use the Host code AUZPM4HA and I will send you a gift for placing your order with me.  I love to share the Host benefits with my customers!

Stamp with Marilyn





 

Thank you to my loyal Customers!

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my Customers and Stampin’ Up! Team!  We had the best time at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Hartford last Friday and Saturday.

This picture is my downline Jeanne and me at the 80’s party on Friday night.  Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating 30 years in business!  I can’t believe how far the company has come over 30 years! 

Here is a picture of me with two other members of my team.  This is my team member Margaret and Ruth.  Margaret is one of the best designers on my team.  You have seen a lot of her work in my posts and online classes over the past few years!  Ruth is a new member of my team – so this was her first event as a Demonstrator.











And I also have to say thank you to my Customers and Team as I celebrated a milestone as well.  In February, I reached $200,000 in career Sales!  I could not have accomplished this without my loyal Customers and fantastic team.  There were 4 Demonstrators in Hartford that achieved the $200K milestone.

So after 17 years – I have to say that joining Stampin’ Up! was the best decision that I made.  I have made such great friends in the Demonstrator community and with my Customers as well!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  The next Stampin’ Up! event is in Orlando in early November!  Who wouldn’t want to go to Orlando in November?

You can check out more information on joining my team HERE.

Also feel free to give me a call or drop me a message!  If you join now – you will be able to pre-order from the upcoming Annual Catalog that will go live in June!

My Pre-order from the new catalog comes tonight.  So stay tuned, I will be posting samples of projects made with the new goodies over the next few weeks.

Happy Stamping!

Fancy Fold card with Beautiful Day

TBrusho Fancy Fold Cardoday I am sharing a Fancy Fold card that I made for a for the upcoming Stampin’ Up! onStage event!  Can you imagine 800 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in one room seeing the new catalog for the first time??  Well, that is OnStage this weekend in Hartford!  2 days of fun catching up with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, checking out the new catalog, new products and a little training for the next year!

This card is 4 1/4″ square.  It is actually a smaller version of the card that I posted last week made with the Springtime Foil DSP.  Here is the inside for this card.


Here are the details to make this card:
1.  The Card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.  I love the neat watercolor look that you can get with the Brusho Crystals and thought that would make a good background for the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.

Sprinkle a little of the yellow, red and orange Brusho Crystals on the front of the card and spritz with water.  I use a box lined with paper towels to do my spritzing since the color will run.  Set the card base aside to dry.  The sample that I have above  has a lot of the speckles left from the crystals.  If you want a more watercolor look – you can spritz a little more.  This is another card front that I made that used a little more water which gives a different look without the speckles.

2.  After your card base has dried, I added a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock on the inside of the card front.  This hides the “drips” from the Brusho crystals.  I stamped the leaf with Pear Pizazz ink from the Petal Palette stamp set on this inside piece. 

3.  Cut a 1/2″ window on the front side of the card. Line up your paper trimmer at 1/2″. Move your cutting blade to 1/2″ on the top clear ruler of the cutter. Cut up to 3 3/4″. Rotate your piece and make the next cut. Cut each side to make a window. When you are finished you will have a 3 3/4″ square. Trim 1/8″ off two sides of the square.  Save this square. You will use it later on.

4.  Next cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to 4″ x 5 3/4″.  Score this piece at 2 1/8″ and 3 7/8″.  Fold into a Z fold.  Line up the 4″ side of the Z fold with the right side of the card back.  Use Fast Fuse or your adhesive of choice to adhere the last panel to the right side of the card back.  Fold the Calypso Coral piece up and line up the square from the window that you cut out.  Use adhesive on the right side of the square and attach to the coral piece.  It should now move smoothly thru the window on the front of the card.

5.  Decorate panels for the sides of the Z fold piece of the card.  I used 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper white cardstock for each panel.  The first panel I embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  I used a brayer and added a little Pear Pizazz ink over the embossed leaves.  On the second panel, I stamped the Leaves from the Petal Palette stamp set with Pear Pizazz ink.  I then stamped my message with Calypso Coral ink over the leaves.

6.  Next I stamped the Rose from the Beautiful Day stamp set on Whisper white cardstock.  I used Versamark and Melon Mambo ink and embossed the image with Clear Embossing powder and a Heat tool.  I colored the Rose with the Brusho Crystals.  To do this, sprinkle a little of the crystal on a clear block and add 2-3 drops of water.  Use an aqua painter to paint the flower.  I used the Yellow crystals for the center of the flower.  I then added a little bit of orange outside the center of the flower.  I then covered this up with red ink from the red crystals.  NOTE:  I had to practice and play around with the amount of water the get the level of color that I wanted and to do the shading.  I used dimensionals to attach the Rose to the front of the card.

7.  The last step is to cut 2  1/2″ x 3″ tabs from a scrap of whisper white cardstock.   Score the tabs at 1 1/2″ and fold in half.  Line up the fold with the point where the Z fold portion of the card meets the frame.   Attach with tear and tape or fast fuse.  Make sure that you fold up your card and make sure that the pieces line up and the card closes flat.  Attach the second tab on the bottom. 

That’s it!  I hope that you liked this card today!

Here are the products that I used to make this card:

Product List

Let me know how your project comes out!  Enjoy!