Springtime Foil Fancy Fold Card

Springtime Foil Designer Series PaperToday I am sharing a beautiful Fancy Fold Card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Foil Designer Series paper.   This Designer Series paper is by far my favorite of all the DSPs that I have seen in a while!  It is a thick glossy white cardstock with Silver, Gold and Copper embossed images..  It is simply gorgeous!

I saw this Fancy Fold technique on Pinterest and had to figure it out!  I love Fancy Fold techniques!  So I will see if I can explain it!  For cards like this – I always make a template.  I recommend using two different colors of Cardstock to make your template as it helps you to remember how the pieces fit together!

NOTE:  These pictures are from my template.  I used Pool Party as the base for this card and whisper white for the inside portion of the card.
1.  Card Base:  5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock,  scored at 5 1/2″.   cut a 3/4″ window on the front side of the card.  Line up your paper trimmer at 3/4″.  Move your cutting blade to 3/4″ on the top clear ruler of the cutter.  Cut up to 4 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 4″ square.  Save this square.  You will use it later on.

2.  Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 7 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ (I used whisper white for my 2nd piece on my template).  Fold in a Z pattern.  Attach the back of the 2nd piece to the back of the base.  With the Z fold – the two pieces together will form a square in the center.  

3.  Attach the 4″ square that you cut when you cut out the window to the front part of the Z fold.  I trimmed 1/8″ off two sides so the piece will fold smoothly thru the window of the card base.  I then added a 3 1/2″ square of whisper white as a layer.

4.  Cut two tabs to 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Score each at 2 1/2″.  Line up the score line on the tab with the line where the white piece lines up with the Pool Party piece.  Attach the tabs (cut from Pool Party) to the back side of the inside piece, white piece, and attach to the inside of the window frame.  Do the same on the bottom.   NOTE:  I added a small piece of white over the tab on the back of the white piece to make the tab less noticeable.

That’s it!  So here are pictures of my finished project with the Springtime Foil DSP.  I do love this DSP – did I mention that already?  The flowers on the front are fussy cut from the Copper Foil design and colored with the Blends markers.  The square on this card is a 4″ square of Gold Foil that I have embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.   I stamped “wedding wishes” from the Rose Wonder stamp set with versamark and embossed with Silver embossing powder.

The inside piece for my Springtime Foil card is the embossed leaves.  I stamped 3 of the small flowers from the Rose Wonder stamp set on a piece of Glossy White cardstock, embossed them and cut them out with the coordinating thinlits.  I added a message also from the Rose Wonder stamp set to the back layer of the card.

So I hope you have liked my project today.  I am planning on recording a video for this technique. 


So the important point for this week – is this the last week of Sale-a-bration!  So don’t miss out!

Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code SWRR2KMW and I will send you a sampler of this DSP.  I love to share Host Benefits with my customers!  Of course, if your order is over $150, then use the Hostess benefits for yourself!

Happy Stamping!

Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the new stamp set available during Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket by Stampin’ Up!  

If you have been to my blog before, you know that I absolutely love flowers!  And I also love the new Blends markers.  So what a perfect way to combine two of my favorite things – flowers and Blends markers.

First I just had to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp and the Blends together.  So I stamped the Basket on a piece of Watercolor paper with Momento Black Ink.  I used the Blends Markers to color in the flowers.   

My tip for using Blends (alcohol markers) is to choose the area of image where you want to accent the light.  Each Blends marker set comes with a light and dark marker.  So for example, the Crumb Cake has a light marker and a darker marker.  So I chose the middle left area of the basket as the area where the light will shine – so will be lighter.  I used the light Crumb Cake marker on this section and outlined the edge of the basket with the dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.  Then I use the lighter Crumb Cake marker over the darker color and pull or blend the darker and lighter colors together.  

I have found the most important thing for coloring flowers with the Blends Markers  is to remember that no two flowers are the same.  When you look at a flower petal, there is a natural variation of color between petals – so don’t stress about coloring flowers.  For the Pink rose in the middle, I highlights the edge of the petals with the darker color Pink Pirouette marker and then blended with the lighter color Pink Pirouette to fill in the color on the petal.  For the Coral petals – I used the darker Daffodil Delight marker as my lighter color and the light Calypso Coral marker as my darker color.  I love the combination of color that I got with the two different colors together.   The Calypso Coral together was too dark for me.  So blending the two colors gave me a shade that was a little lighter than Calypso Coral

So my advice to you when using blends is to experiment and mix colors.   After I finished coloring the basket, I did fussy cut out the image.  Then the fun.  What to use to make a card from the basket?  I was a little stumped but then thought about the Fabulous Foil Designer acetate.  Of course I have some and haven’t used it in a while.  

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of  Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and piece of the Gold Fabulous Foil Designer acetate cut to the same size.  So the trick to using either vellum or acetate is hiding the adhesive.  So I added the adhesive behind the main image – square with the basket.

Next I cut a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  I embossed the Whisper White with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.   This is layered on a Scalloped square of Champagne Foil (which did carry over from the Holiday catalog) cut using the Layering Square thinlits.  Then I attached the flower basket with dimensionals and attached this to the middle of the card.  Last I used a 1″ x 3″ piece of Vellum and stamped “Happy Easter” from the Hold onto Hope stamp set and embossed the words with Gold Embossing Powder.  Last I made a bow from the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.

Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
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I am very pleased with how this card came out!  Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my card made with the
Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket stamp set.

Happy New Year! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!

Happy Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a fantastic Holiday season!     
It is that time of the Year!  The Occasions Catalog is here with so many fantastic ideas for the Spring!












You can see the Occasions Catalog HERE.

….and it’s time for Sale-A-Bration! You can finally order all of those fabulous products you have been waiting for!












You can see the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE.

Of course, who can resist the FREE products which are available!   Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year with many ways to earn FREE products.  It runs Jan. 3 thru March 31.
Celebrate Sale-A-Bration in THREE Ways!!!
  1. You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend, based on your total before shipping and tax.  NEW this year is $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items.
    1. If you spend $50, you earn one free level 1 product.
    2. If you spend $100, you earn one free level 2 product OR you can choose two level 1 items.
    3. If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
  2.  Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax.
  3. Purchase THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE and get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Now is the time to purchase the $99 Starter Kit  and join Stampin’ Up!  Build your kit with up to $125 in your choice of products – that’s $26 FREE.  Plus the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  As a Sale-A-Bration bonus, add your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS  from either the Occasions or Annual Catalog, any price.  (Host and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are excluded.)  There is NO risk, NO obligation to purchase more (but you’ll have at least a 20% discount if you do), and  NO penalty to drop!   Purchase the kit through me and become a member of my Stamping TEAM! JOIN HERE.
Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code JVTFATCV and I will share a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

If you have any questions, or need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, don’t hesitate to email me! 

Happy Stamping!

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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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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Beautiful You and Watercoloring

Today I have been working with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp set with Watercolor paper and the new Watercolor pencils.  I love the backgrounds that you can make with the Watercolor pencils.  I have put together a Watercolor class using the pencils and the Beautiful You stamp set!
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This is a card that was inspired by one of my downlines on the Stamping New England Design Team, Margaret Galvez.  I love this card!

So the details on this card:

This 3D Frame is made by scoring a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock at 5″, 5 1/2″ & 10 1/2″.  Then cut out a window on the front panel by cutting 1/2″ in on each side of the card leaving a 1/2″ window.  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 1″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Score down the middle at 1/2″  Fold in half and attach to inside of frame with Tear & Tape to hold the frame together.

The actual image in the frame is a 4 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Watercolor paper.  I used the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo pencils and scribbled on the Watercolor paper from the top to 2/3 of the way down the paper. Next I used an aqua painter filled with water to spread and blend the color from the pencils.  I used a fair  amount of water to make a lighter image.  You can use less water if you want a deeper image. Then I colored the bottom of the paper with the tempting turquoise pencil and again used the aqua painter to blend the pencil.  Set this aside to dry.

In the meantime – stamp the dancing lady from the Beautiful You stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Black Archival ink.  Use the pencils to color in this image and cut the lady out.  Ink up the top half of the lady and stamp on a scrap of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper to make just the top of the dress.  Cut this out.  Attach to the dancing lady image that you cut out.

After the watercolor paper has dried, stamp the dancing lady image again lining up the bottom of the foot with the line between the pink and blue of the background.  Use dimensionals on the back of your dancing lady that you have cut out.  Attach over the stamped image on the watercolor background.  Attach the background to the inside of the frame.

Stamp the phrase “Life Looks Beautiful on You”  with the black archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White.  Cut out with the layering oval framelits.  Cut an oval scallop one size larger from a scrap of Soft Sky cardstock.

To add a little dimension to the frame, I used a Wink of Stella pen to outline the inside edge of the frame.  It adds just enough pizazz to pull your eye to the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Happy Stamping!



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Love the new Coloring Books?

Do you love the new Craze for Coloring Books?  Coloring is so relaxing and not just for kids anymore..  Well Stampin’ Up! is getting in the game with a new Designer paper.  Have you seen the new Designer paper – Inside the Lines?   I love this paper!

But it is only available for a limited time.  This paper is part of this year’s Sale-a-bration bundle.  I have designed a class around this new Designer paper and the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.

I am teaching a Watercolor class this Friday to show you watercoloring techniques with the new Watercolor Pencils!  I am so glad that Stampin’ UP! has brought back Watercolor Pencils!  I have put together a special class just for the pencils with the Inside the Lines Designer paper.  You will make 5 cards.

There are two ways to get this class:

1.  Attend my Friday March 3rd class 
This class includes:
  •  8 Sheets of the new Designer paper (2 sheets of 4 designs)
  • A set of the new Watercolor Pencils
  • An aqua painter
That is approximately $35 in product.  And you will learn a couple of techniques for using the new Watercolor pencils, as well as make 5 cards – all for $45!

2.  Not Local to me?  You can Order my Tutorial with full color instructions for making these cards for $9.95.

Attend Watercolor Class

or

Order Class Tutorial



Here are the details on Friday Class:

Friday Daytime:  10am to 3pm – the class does not take 5 hours.  But you can come within this timeframe and make one of the kits.
Friday Evening:  7pm

I hope to see you on Friday!


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Ready to Sale-a-brate????

It’s HERE!!  Time to Sale-a-Brate!!! The Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration flyer go live today! 

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Sale-a-bration Flyer

I don’t know about you, but there are so many beautiful things in these two catalogs!  The Occasions catalog runs from January 4th to May 31st and has fantastic products to make fun cards and scrapbooks for all of your spring events! 

And Bonus – for each $50 of product that you purchase during Jan, Feb and March, you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration flyer!

And if you are like me, I didn’t know where to start and had a huge wish list.  There are so many wonderful new products that I want (I know that I can’t buy them all)!  So let’s talk about maximizing your buying power during Sale-a-bration!

A. 
Join my Team the New England StampINKersIt’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Check out information on my Team HERE.
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B. SHOP!  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

C. Take advantage of increased Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-a-bration!  Place a qualifying order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward the Starter Kit and become a demonstrator!  So HOST a party (contact me for open dates) or just collect orders from your friends!

D. Place a Stampin’ Up! product order of $50 or more (total before shipping and tax) in MY on-line store during January using the Host Code RHSP2U6R and you will receive a 6×6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.

  •  If your order is $50 – $149.99 (before tax and shipping):  Add HOST CODE RHSP2U6R.   To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. 
  • If your order is $150 or more: Do NOT add the host code.  I will automatically send you the Falling in Love DSP sampler!

Need a paper copy of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure?  Just email me! I will drop one in the mail to you!  As always, if you have any questions, I am only an email away!

Until next time…

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Sneak Peak Avant Garden Z Fold Card

avant-garden-wToday I am posting a Sneak Peak of a Z Fold Card that I made with the new Sale-a-bration stamp set Avant Garden for a swap.  Swaps are part of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator’s life when a new catalog is coming out.  Since we can’t buy everything (even though we want to), as a Demonstrator we can purchase sets a month early to make samples and prep for classes.  And we do want samples of stamp sets that we don’t own to show our customers and to use for our displays.  So we all participate in swaps.  Each Demonstrator designs 1 project and then makes multiple copies of the project to trade with other demonstrators.  I just received some cool cards yesterday from a swap with the new sets that are coming out on Wednesday January 4th with the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration!

So this is one of the cards that I designed using the Avant Garden stamp set which is the new floral set in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also made this card in two different color schemes.  The first color scheme is Island Indigo with Mint Macaroon and the second is Rich Razzleberry with Sweet Sugarplum.  The Designer series paper is Blooms & Bliss from the catalog.

Z Fold Card Directions:
Card base: 
5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ &
4 1/4″ and fold the casugarplum-avant-garden-wrd in a Z format!
Front Background layer:
a 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.

The Inside of the card is a coordinating color (mint macaroon or Sweet sugarplum) cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ with a piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.

The main element on the front of the card is the flower from the Avant Garden Stamp set stamped with Island Indigo Ink or Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry stamped on a 2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The background behind the flower is stamped lightly with Mint Macaroon or Blushing Bride ink stamped off – so the image is very light.  The flower is layered onto a piece of darker cardstock cut to 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″.  This is layered onto a piece of the lighter cardstock cut to
2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″

The message “Thanks for being you.” is stamped on the front of the card. The flower petals are enhanced with the Clear Wink of Stella brush that adds a little glitter to the image.  And of course Rhinestone jewels were added along the bottom of the piece.  I used a larger jewel in the center to add a little dimension.

Ready to place an order?  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  So if your order is under $150, then use the hostess code RHSP2U6R and I will send you a 6×6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

So do you like the Island Indigo/Mint Macaroon or Rich Razzleberry/Sweet Sugarplum card better?

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Botanical Blooms card

botanical bloom-wToday I am working on designs for an upcoming class using the new Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits.  This stamp set has some beautiful Designer paper with it – Botanical Blooms but I think this stamp set also goes well with the Sale-a-bration paper Wildflower Fields.  So I am planning on making this card with the Botanical Blooms paper too.

In the meantime – here are the details for this card.  The card is inspired by today’s Mojo Monday sketch.

The card base is Lost Lagoon cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ framing a piece of the Wildflower fields  Designer paper cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Next I cut a piece of the Blackberry Bliss flowered pattern to 1 1/2″ x 3″ and layered this onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock trimmed to a banner.

The flowers are cut from Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron and Pink Piroubotanical bloom cuette cardstock scraps with the Botanical Framelits.  I used a scrap of the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper to make the center of the flowers from the framelits.  And of course, you need bling – so I added a Rhinestone jewel to the center of each flower.

I will add the matching card made with Botanical Blooms designer paper later this evening after I finish it!

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Happy Stamping!


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Sale-a-bration Card & Weekly Specials

Today I am sharing a Sale-a-bration card that I CASED from my friend Barbara Lash using the Sale-a-bration set Honeycomb Happiness. 

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! supports the Ronald McDonald House program each year?  Stampin’ Up! designs a specific stamp set for the Ronald McDonald house each year and donates $3 from the proceeds from the designated set to this great charity each year!  To date StamChicks croppedpin’ Up! has donated over $1,000,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Well, Barbara is the coordinator for the Boston Ronald McDonald House.  Last week a few of us got together to make some note pads for the parents and family members that are staying at the house.  What a great time we had!

Onto this card.  This is a quick and easy card since it is only one layer.  The cute little chicks from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set are stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Momento ink.  The chicks are also stamped on scraps of the Love Blossoms Designer paper and cut out.   Next I stamped a balloon with each chick and added these cute little Honeycombs that are in the Occasions catalog for each balloon.  I used a Black Stampin’ Write marker to highlight the chick’s eyes.  I used a Rose Red, Lost Lagoon and So Saffron markers to color in the bows on the balloons.  The feet are colored with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  That’s it!  quick and easy!

Below are the specials for this week.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150, then use the hostess code UYPQFSKP and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  I love to share the hostess benefits with my customers!

And don’t forget about your Sale-a-bration items for FREE!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Birthday Card & Weekly Specials

Balloon Celebrations

Today I have a card share using the new Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration stamp set with the Party Pop-up thinlits!  I love these thinlits to make a really cool pop-up feature to your card!  And don’t forget to order the Balloon Celebration stamp set bundle so you have the punch to punch out the balloons that you have stamped!

If you have read my blog before – you know that I love sketches.  This card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

So the details of this card:
This card is a 5″ square card so uses a 5″ x 10″ piece of whisper white cardstock which is scored at 5″ and folded in half to make the card base.

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock cut to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″.  Then a piece of the It’s My Party Designer paper cut to 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

The 3 banners in the background are made with strips of It’s My Party designer paper cut to 1 1/4″x 4″ and 2 pieces of other patterns of the designer paper cut to 1 1/4″ x 5″.  Each banner is layered onto a piece of coordinating camsc feb-curdstocks cut from Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron.  Next is a piece of designer paper with the balloons cut to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock that is 2 5/8″ x 4 5/8″.

Next the fun part! Stamping the balloons.  I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the balloons on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock and Crushed Curry ink to stamp the curry balloon on a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  The balloons are punched out with the balloon punch.  Next is a piece of Crushed curry baker’s twine tied to each balloon.  Then I stamped Happy Birthday with Melon Mambo ink, cut the piece into a banner shape and layered this onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  The balloons and Happy Birthday banner were attached to the card with dimensionals to make them pop!  To finish off the front of the card I added 3msc feb-inside of the It’s my party enamel dots.

And finally – my favorite part of this card – the Pop-up die in the middle of the card!  I cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ scored at 4 3/4″ and folded in half for the center of the card.  When you look at the thinlit, you will notice an arrow at the bottom of the cake plate.  Line up the arrow with the center fold of the Melon Mambo cardstock.  There is another arrow in between the candles.  Once you have this lined up, cut on your Big shot machine.

Voila!  Fold the Melon Mambo piece and your Birthday Cake will POP!  Attach this to the center of your card and stamp your sentiment on the bottom.  I added a piece of the It’s My Party Washi tape to each side of the melon mambo edge.   That’s it!
 
Here are the supplies that you need to make this card:
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....and If you are placing an order don't forget about this week's specials and your Sale-a-bration items! I can't wait to play around with this Pop-up Thinlits die some more!   I am also submitting this card to the Send a Smile 4 Kids which is a great organization that collects handmade cards to give to kids in hospitals around the country!! 

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Weekly Specials and Sale-a-bration Card

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Today I have a card made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set the Sky is the Limit to share with you.  This stamp set is a limited time offer and is perfect for masculine Valentine’s or Birthday cards.  So what is Sale-a-bration?  It is the best sale of the year at Stampin’ Up!

And there are 3 ways to earn FREE Stampin’ UP! products during Sale-a-bration:

  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices HERE!
  2. Host a party (it can be a book party where you collect orders from your family and friends) – Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE AND you receive $56 in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join my team! Click Here to read more and to join!

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016.


Ready for the details of the card?  The background is Berumda Bay cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base. The card base has been embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder. Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  The plane is stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.  The plane’s tail is stamped with Basic Gray ink and the heart is colored with the Real Red Marker.  The clouds are lightly stamped with Basic Gray.  To do this, ink up your stamp and stamp on scrap paper first – then stamp your clouds so they are stamped with a light gray color.  Layer this onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that is 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

Next stamp the message “you send me soaring” with black ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  Cut the end of the scrap to make a banner and layer onto a piece of real red cardstock.

A very cute card!  and don’t forget that this Sale-a-bration set is only available until February 15th!

Ready to order?  If your order is under $150 use the Hostess code  YUXHWTJZ and I will send you a ribbon sampler.  Of course if your order is over $150 then collect your own hostess benefits.  I love to share the benefits with my customers!
And don’t forget about this week’s specials!

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It’s Sale-a-Bration Time with the Occasions Catalog!

It’s the best time of the year in the Stampin’ Up! World – the Occasions catalog with all new fantastic ideas for Spring is Live today and it is Sale-a-bration!!  Check out the catalogs below!

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Click HERE to see the new Occasions Catalog for Spring!

And – Yay!!!  One of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year begins today! It’s time for the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  Starting today, you can order all of those wonderful products you have added to your Wish List AND earn  FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, too!

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Click HERE for the Sale-a-bration Catalog

Love FREE Crafting supplies??   For each $50 in product that you purchase you an choose an item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  Here are the details on Sale-a-bration:

Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY, January 5th, and ends March 31st.  It provides you with THREE ways to earn FREE products!

  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices HERE!
  2.  Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE AND you receive $56 in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join my team!  Click Here to read more and to join my team!

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016.

Need a Catalog?

If you need a catalog and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please email me at: marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and I will drop one in the mail for you!  I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Ready to Place an Order?
You can visit my online store HERE. If you order is under $150, use the Hostess code YUXHWTJZ and I will send you a ribbon sampler. I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!


As always, if you ever have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products or the projects that I create, I am only an email away! Until next time…


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Butterfly Thinlits are Back!

Butterfly ThinlitsYay!!  After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in the Stampin’ Up! warehouse and are now available for purchase!

Remember, you can take advantage of two special offers through
April 30th:
1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount — just $21.20 (137360)
2.  Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundlesalready discounted 15 percent–and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
    (139322 – Wood) $61.95
    (139323 – Clear)  $51.75
    (138865 – Photopolymer)  $41.50
  • Best Year Ever Designer paper (138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper (138635)
This beautiful card was designed for April classes by a member of the Stamping New England design team!

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I love to share the hostess benefits with my loyal customers!  If your order is under $150, use the Hostess code: EHYTG2HB and receive a FREE ribbon sampler from me!

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