Christmas in July is Here!

It is time for the Stamping New England Design Team’s Christmas in July projects again!  This year the Stamping New England Design Team is using the This Christmas designer series paper with the Stampin’ Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornaments thinlits.  I love the cards that we have designed for this month!  Lots of great new and unique techniques for the beautiful Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

Embellished Ornaments Collage

This tutorial includes 12 card designs and one ornament design for using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornaments thinlits with the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
And there are two ways to get these instructions:

1.  Make a purchase of the Embellished Ornaments stamp set (139759), the Delicate Ornament Thinlits (139667) and This Christmas Designer Series paper (141628) from my online store HERE.  Send me a message and I will send your the link for the card patterns for FREE!

2.  Purchase my Christmas in July Tutorial for $11.95.  This includes lifetime access to a FREE video showing you how to make a card with a Shaker Ornament! 

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Hostess code FAXV2DPB   and receive a sampler of the new in color ribbons from me.  Of course if your order is over $150 collect the hostess benefits for yourself!  I love to share the hostess benefits with my customers!
Until next time!

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Valentines Card

Bloomin' Heart Valentine
Today I am sharing a Handmade Valentines Card that we made yesterday at my Stamper's Club meeting.

The card base is made with Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4.  The card base is then embossed using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

Next is a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Love Blossoms Designer paper layered onto a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" piece of crumb cake cardstock.

The Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die is used to cut an outline of the heart from the designer paper.  HINT:  Cut out the heart before you attach the designer paper to the crumb cake layer.

Next I cut a heart from a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  I love that Stampin' Up! keeps adding new colors of Glimmer paper!  The Glimmer heart is attached over the cut out of the heart on the designer paper.

Then I stamped the banner image using Rose Red ink and the "BE MINE" using crumb cake ink.  I also stamped a couple of flowers using crumb cake ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  These were cut out using the flower dies in the Bloomin' Heart dies.  The flowers are attached with glue dots and I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each flower.  The Banner is attached with dimensionals.

Interested in card ideas each month similar to this?  Look at joining my Stamper's Club.  Check out the details HERE.

Here is a list of the product used to make this card.

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Stop back and check out more Valentine's ideas over the next couple of weeks!

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Free Shipping ends today – update on Butterflies


Don’t forget that today is the last day for FREE shipping!

Use the hostess code EHYTG2HB and receive a FREE ribbon sampler from me!

Update on Butterfly Thinlits and upcoming Special

Like you, Stampin’ Up! sincerely hoped that the Butterflies Thinlits Dies would arrive in time for Sale-A-Bration, and when that didn’t happen, again like you, we hoped they would be here in time for our Free Shipping promotion. Unfortunately, that is not going to be the case.DSC00046w

Originally they were scheduled to arrive by April 8; we then received notification from our supplier that although the ship had reached the west coast port, the container containing the Thinlits was still on the ship. We have since received verification from a third party that the vessel is still in the port–and though it docked on Friday, April 3, the container with the Thinlits has yet to be pulled.

Because the container has yet to be discharged from the vessel, the soonest the Butterflies Thinlits will arrive in our warehouse is the beginning of the week of April 13; our best estimate for orderability, based on this information, is April 15.

We realize you and your customers may be disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!

  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

What a fantastic opportunity to finally purchase the butterfly Thinlits and earn an Sale-a-bration Gift!

Stay tuned for more details!

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Snowflake Flip Card

Over the past couple of weeks I have have posted several handmade card samples made with new stamp sets that are going to be in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog on August 28th.  One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the ability to preorder from upcoming catalogs a month early which allows us Demonstrators to make samples to share with all of you before the catalog is released to customers.  Well the problem that I always have is deciding which setsSnowflake Flip Card I like best and which one to start with making samples.  Also which new Designer papers are my favorite. Yesterday, I posted a Holiday card made without a stamp set, but from paper and a tree die from the Snowflakes Card Thinlit set.  Here is another card made with the thinlit set.  I do really like the flip card patterns that Stampin’ Up! has come out with over the past couple of years. I have to admit that this card was not easy to photograph either.  Because it is a flip card, it keeps opening up making it very difficult to photograph! This card uses the Snowflake Card Thinlits dies to create the flip card. Cardstocks:
  • Soft Sky cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Dazzling Details Glimmer paper
  • All is Calm Designer paper
Snowflake Flip card         I love the snow scene look of the All is Calm designer paper.  And Holiday papers with the blue tones are always my favorite!  I didn’t think that Stampin’ Up! could top last years Holiday designer paper in the blue tones, but they have with this combination of patterns using soft sky, lost lagoon, smokey slate – which coordinates great with the Silver Glimmer paper and pear pizazz. The Card Details: The soft sky cardstock is cut at 5 3/8″ x 8 1/2″.  The designer paper is cut at 5 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to layer over the fold of the card.  These are lightly adhered together and then run through my die cutting machine with the Snowflake Card Thinlits.  Once I run this through the machine and fold the card, I added a little more snail to the points of the snowflake and around the snowflake to better adhere the designer paper.  Once you fold the card, the side with the snowflake with the designer paper is on back.  I carefully cut out the snowflake and cut just a snowflake from whisper white using the thinlit die.    Need some help with this technique?  Check out my VIDEO HERE on how to use the thinlit die to cut the card base and a second white snowflake.   DSCN0440cu I used the medium snowflake die to cut 2 snowflakes from the lost lagoon designer paper and 2 small snowflakes from the Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  These are layered on each dies of the flip portion of the snowflake.  snowflake flip cardA silver sequin is added to the center of the smaller snowflake from the Frosted Sequins embellishments.           On the inside flap of the card, I usDSCN0456wed a piece of 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ whisper white cardstock to layer on the inside flap of the card.  I added a small strip of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper along the bottom with a scrap of Lost Lagoon cardstock with a scalloped edge made with the scallop edge punch.  At the top of the piece I added the medium snowflake cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The word Sparkle is stamped with Lost Lagoon ink. As an added touch, I did some faux stitching around the large snowflakes.  On the front soft sky side, I used my white pen to stitch around the edge of the snowflake.  When you flip open the card, the inside of the snowflake and the white panel are stitched with my Lost Lagoon marker. Last but not least I added some of the sequins from the Frosted Sequins embellishments randomly on the card. You can start ordering from the New HOLIDAY catalog on Thursday August 28th.     signature line-003            

Valentine’s Card

Today’s post is a handmade Valentine’s card that I made with the new Silver Vellum designer paper from DSCN0028e the Occasions catalog.  This card would also be great for a wedding or anniversary as well!   So the details: The card base is Whisper White with a layer of Silver Foil paper.  The vellum with the embossed hearts is cut just a tad smaller than the silver foil. The Heart from the Language of Love stamp set in the Occasions catalog is stamped and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  The heart is cut out using the Heart shaped framelits.  The heart is layered onto a doily with a piece of silver ribbon attached. I used a scrap of the silver foil paper to cut out Love with the Expressions framelits from the Holiday catalog. Like this card?  This card is one of the cards from my Valentine’s class. Happy Stampin’! signature line-003

Thinlit Die Christmas card

Another card from my  Cards that Move series using the Circle thinlit Die.  This is a Christmas card that is made with the Season of Style Designer paper and the Ornament Keepsakes set which is still available. 100_9829_e1This card is actually a CASE (copy and steal everything) from one of my downlines, Michele Lacerda.  Michele is one of  several really great card designers in my downline.  i have a very talented downline and we have a great time when we all get together! In fact, our weekend retreat is coming up.  Want to join us on Cape Cod for a Girls’ weekend on October 26th?  Join my group! We meet monthly to share ideas and stamp.   I have the best team!   I have been a STampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 12 years (next week) and I am always learning something new from one of my team members.  You can watch a short video about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Dmonstrator here. So back to this card.  I used the diagonal stripe from the Season of Style designer paper in the Holiday catalog with accents using Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The ornament is stamped with Old Olive ink. and cut out using the coordinating Ornament keepsakes framelits.  Don’t forget to stamp two ornaments.  One for each side of the circle. And I really think the bling with the Champaign Glitter paper makes this card. Check out my Cards that Move Class on October 2nd at 7pm.  Cards that Move 2 is on October 22nd at 7pm.  You can Register here:
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 Not local to me??  Don’t fret.  Place an order of $35 or more from my website and receive detailed instructions and a technique video for my cards that move class. You can place an order here.  Use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 and you have a chance to be the mystery hostess this week! Happy Stampin’ signature line-003

More with Thinlit Dies & Halloween

Here is another example of the new Circle thinlit die and a Halloween card that moves!  I love the ease of these new dies in making the flip cards. 100_9828_e I used the Witches’ Brew designer paper with black card stock and the Halloween Bash Stamp set. The bat in the middle of the circle card flips around as the center of the circle is cut out.     Want to learn how to make this card?  Stop by my Cards that Move Class – Part 1 on Wednesday October 2nd!!  Not local to me?  Place a $35 order and receive a link to this technique video and full instructions on how to make this card.  Use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 and earn a chance to be the mystery hostess for this week.  I will be closing this order next Sunday the 29th! You can Register here for my Cards that Move class:
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Thinlit dies and more Flip Cards

The theme for my upcoming October technique classes is cards that move.  With the new thinlit dies, these cards have become so much easier to make!100_9823_e1   This is a card that I designed yesterday using the SoHo Subway designer paper with the By the Tide Stamp set.   I added a little flair to the card by making the shell spin within the circle of the thinlit.     100_9826     To do this you need the circle framelits to cut out the center of the circle on the card.   Like this card?  This is one of the cards that I will teaching how to make at my Cards that Move Technique Classes in October.   Cards that Move Part 1 Wednesday October 2nd  7pm and Cards that Move Part 2 Wednesday October 23rd 7pm You can attend one class or both.  Each class will teach techniques for making different types of interactive cards.  You can register here via paypal:  
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Holiday Cards Stamp a Stack

It is never too early to get started on those Holiday cards!  How can it already be mid-September??


 I have been working on design for seveal sets of Holiday cards.   These are just a few of the cards that I have ready to go.

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Thinlit Card Dies – 2 Holiday samples

LPHeader_thinlits_Demo_7.19.13   Here are a couple of new cards that I made with the new Thinlit Card Dies.  These new dies are fantastic!  The dies make a flip card a quick piece of work! I made my cards with the Winter Frost designer paper in the Holiday Mini catalog.  The first stamp set is the Jewish Celebrations set that is still available from last year’s Holiday catalog.  I love the colors of blue in this designer paper. 100_9804 The card base is Island Indigo with an accent of silver glitter paper cut with the Labels collection framelits.  The images are stamped with island indigo ink. The inside of the card is layered with more Winter Frost designer paper and a piece of coastal cabana card stock.  The message shalom is stamped and added to the inside of the flip portion of the card. 100_9805     The second card uses the same format with the thinlit die to make the flip card with the same designer paper.  But the stamps are Christmas ornaments from the Christmas Collectables set.   100_9806               100_9807 I love the Winter Frost designer paper with the two sheets of metallic patterned paper.    The Shalom card uses the striped metallic designer paper on the background and going down the fold on the inside of the card.   The Christmas card uses the metallic designer paper with the mosaic pattern on the flip portion of the card.     So which metallic paper do you like better?  Let me know your vote – the metallic strip or the metallic with the mosaic pattern!  

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