Classes for Summer Getaway Day

I am so excited!  The members of Stamping New England have been doing a lot of work in preparation for our Summer Getaway on June 17th!

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
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

We are also offering a couple of additional classes.

Delightful Daisy – Class 1 – taught by Jeannie Nielsen
  •  Includes the Daisy punch ($18)
  • 4 card designs (you will make 2 of each) for a total of 8 cards
  • Learn new techniques

High Tide  – Class 2 – taught by Margaret Galvez
  • 4 card designs (you will make 2 of each) for a total of 8 cards
  • $25 for just the class
  • $40 for the class with the Stamp set

Multi-Media Frame Class – taught by new team member Debby Donovan
$35 each frame

These frames are absolutely gorgeous!!

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)

You can register for the Day HERE.

You can register for classes HERE.


We are so looking forward to this day and seeing you all there!!


Watercolor Wings Card

Watercolor Wings card
Today I have a card made with the Watercolor Wings Stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer Series paper from Stampin’ Up!.  This card layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I love the colors that are in the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack.  My tip is to choose the colors for the card from the colors in the Designer paper stack which are listed on the front of the designer paper.  So the card base is Calypso Coral with a layer of Very vanilla.  The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with the new Brick Embossing folder.

I used the Poppy print with the Calypso Coral flowers from the designer paper.   And I love the two butterfly print papers which are perfect with the new Watercolor Wings Stamp set and coordinating framelits!  The butterfly paper has butterflies in Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Pacific Point and Old Olive.  So I layered the top butterfly layer on Mint Macaroon cardstock.
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The Watercolor Wings Stamp set is a 3 part stamp set.  What does that mean?  It means that there are multiple layers to the butterfly which allows you to stamp different layers of the butterfly in different colors to make a unique multi-colored butterfly.
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These butterflies are stamped on a layer of cardstock vellum which is a clear translucent paper.  The body (background image) of the butterfly is stamped with So Saffron ink and the two stamps for the details of the wings and outline of the butterfly are stamped with Mint Macaroon ink.  These pieces are cut out using the framelits from the Butterfly Thinlits and the new Bold Butterflies Framelits.  These two sets work together to cut the butterfly image and the pretty detailed butterflies.

The top layer of the butterfly is cut from a piece of So Saffron cardstock which is the lightessm butterfly cut color of yellow.   And butterflies of course need some glitz so I painted the so saffron layer of the butterfly with Dazzling Details (glitter glue) and added some Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterfly.  The Butterfly is layered on a piece of Gold Thread which I think add a delicate look to the butterfly.

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This card is perfect for a Thinking of You card or Birthday card for Mom! 
What type of card would you use the Watercolor Wings Stamp set for?

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English Garden & Free Stamp sets

What could be bettRecruiting_PromotionPage_DBWS_06_02_2015_USer than Free Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets?  How about getting to pre-order new products and being the first to see them?  Have you ever thought about being a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator?   I would love to have you as part of my Stampin’ Up! team!   Check it out HERE.
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And here is another card that I CASED from the new catalog.  This card uses the new Garden in Bloom stamp set and English Garden DSP from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

This card is made with Blushing Bride Cardstock as the card base.  Then a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and a layer of the English Garden DSP.  Last but  not least is a layer of Cardstock Vellum over the DSP.  Vellum is transluscent paper that is used a lot on wedding invitations.  I stamped the Butterflies from the Garden in Bloom stamp set with black staz-on on the vellum.


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More English Garden Cards

garden bloom9_wToday I have another card that I have made with the English Garden DSP and Garden in Bloom stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  Have you figured out that this my favorite Designer paper from the new catalog?

Here are the details on this card:

Cardstocks:  Melon Mambo card base with a layer of Pear Pizazz that has been embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  I have used two pieces of English Garden DSP (the melon mambo stripes and the blushing bride flowered design)

The designer pieces corners have been rounded using the corner rounder.

The flower is stamped with Night of Navy ink and Melon Mambo ink with the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I really like this new set.

And don’t forget the bling!!  I added a few Rhinestone jewels to the corners of the DSP and a large Rhinestone jewel to the center of the flower!

I have a few more designs to share with you!  So stay tuned!

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    Sneak Peak

    Today I am shaYouve got this-wring a card using the new sneak peak Stampin’ Up! stamp set You’ve got This with the beautiful floral image from the upcoming 2015 – 2016 Idea Book and Catalog.

    I love flowers as you can probably tell by looking at my website and past posts…  This flower really grabbed my attention and I knew that I had to have it!!  One of the things that I really liked about this stamp set is the background image that is included.  You can use the background image to quickly make a card or you can take your time and color in the flower.  I did one of each!

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    Here are the details on these cards:

    Both cards use the Cherry on Top Designer paper.  The yellow card is monochromatic and made with Daffodil Delight which coordinates with the paper.
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    The second card uses the new Watermelon Wonder color scheme.  I colored the flower using a blender pen with the new Watermelon Wonder ink pad. 

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    Both cards have the new ribbon and flower elements that coordinate with the new in-colors.   This new lacey ribbon is beautiful!

    I can’t wait to do some more playing with my new sets!!
    Which card do you like best?

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    Summer Punch Cards

    I love these SUPER CUTE Summer punch cards that the Stamping New England Team designed for June!! DSC00852wFull Detailed Instructions for these projects or the Patriotic Projects that I featured last week can be yours with a purchase of just $35 or for just $9.95. The projects featured here use the following list of primarily punches (many of which, you probably have):
    • Summer Punch Card Products
    • Whisper White Cardstock 100730
    • Brights Cardstock Assortment 131190
    • Petite Petals Stamp set 133155
    • Life in the Forest stamp set 133853
    • Papillon Potpourri Stamp set 123759
    • Work of Art 134114
    • Pansy Flower Punch 130698
    • 1 1/4″ Circle Punch 119861
    • 1″ Circle Punch 119868
    • 3/4″ Circle Punch 119873
    • 1/2″ Circle Punch 119869
    • Scallop Oval Punch 119856
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    Just as a reminder here is a picture of the Patriotic cards that I featured last week!
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    Handmade Hello, Sailor card

    Here is a clean DSCN0156w and simple card that I made using the new Hello, Sailor stamp set and the High Tide Designer paper from the Occasions catalog. This card uses Mary Jo’s sketch from the Technostamper weekly sketch challenge.  I love the color combination of this designer paper and card.  So the colors are:
        • Pacific Point
        • Summer Starfruit
        • Calypso Coral
    The card base is whisper white with a layer of Pacific Point to set off the designer paper.  The sentiment is colored with the pacific point, summer starfruit and calypso coral markers.  The image is cut out with the Deco Labels framelits and layered with another Deco Label cut from pacific point card stock. DSCN0155cu   Tip of the Day:  To create a layer with shaped images, cut two images with the same die and cut the bottom layer in half.  In this case, my “Best Mate” is layered onto a piece of pacific point card stock also cut out with the Deco Label framelits.  Then trim off the points so they don’t show through. NOTE:  I was in a hurry when I made this post and forgot to mention TSSC306 that this card is for the Technostamper Challenge at Here is the sketch for this challenge!   Happy Stampin’! signature line-003

    World Card Making Day

      100_9851e1 Happy World Card Making Day!!  I unfortunately won’t be making any cards today as I am visiting my daughter at college for Parents weekend.  So will be watching football games and enjoying the college life again! But I wanted to showcase this secret garden card that one of my Stampin’ Friends made a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely love this card! It is a 5 1/4″ square card made with midnight muse and very vanilla cardstock.   The flowers are stamped with daffodil delight and cut out with 100_9850e the coordinating Secret Garden framelits.  The leaves are stamped with marina mist.  The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set. The designer paper is Print Poetry from the spring catalog. The ribbon is midnight muse.   Enjoy your day!!  I hope everyone has a great day and receives a beautiful card for World Card Making Day! signature line-003          

    Another Field Flowers Card

    100_9749eGood Morning! Here is another Field Flowers card that I pulled out of my stash for this set.   I actually made this card a couple of years ago, but wanted to show you another Field Flowers card.  This really is a beautiful set and can be used for a variety of things – weddings, thinking of you, sympathy, mother’s day, birthday, etc. The details on this cards: 1.  The card base is marina mist cut in half at 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ to make the card base. 2.  The background is night of navy cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with a victorian embossing folder which is no longer available.  If I were making this card today, I would use the beautifully baroque embossing folder. 3.  I added a little dimension to the background of this card by stamping with the En Francais background stamp with marina mist ink stamped off.  I then used the now retired set – Fresh Vintage (a SAB set from two years ago) and very lightly stamped a couple of flower images, stamping off on scrap paper first.  I then very lightly sponged the edges of the white cardstock. 4.  The flower stems are stamped with Always Artichoke ink.  The flowers are stamped with night of navy.  I stamped the background image first on a scrap paper to “stamp Off” and create a lighter image for the background of the stamp.  I then used the detail stamp with night of navy ink over the background image. 5.  This piece is layered onto marina mist card stock.  I scalloped the bottom edge of the card stock using the scallop trim border punch. 6.  Next I stamped the sentiment “with Love” with night of navy ink and punched it out with the oval punch.  This is layered onto a piece of night of navy card stock punched with the oval scallop punch. 7.  Last but not least are the Embellishments.  I used a layer of Victoria Crochet Trim and the pearl jewels to accent the center of the large flower and the scallop on the bottom of the floral layer. I hope you have enjoyed this card sample! signature line-003  

    Field Flowers with Etcetera Designer paper

    Over the next couple of days I am going to share a few cards that I made with Field Flowers stamp set.  Even though this is not a new set – I found myself playing with it yesterday!! cape patio Before we get started with the cards, I thought that I would share a pic of my summer office.  As many of you know, I spend a good bit of my summer in Dennis on Cape Cod.  I know it is a difficult life but someone has to manage the teenage children! Today and yesterday have been perfect days.  The humidity has finally broken and the temps are in the 70’s.  Not too hot, not too cold.  So I have moved my computer outside for today.  It is very pleasant.  I can hear the waves and the kids playing on the beach (also the parking lot, but I am choosing to block that out LOL). 100_9752e   Ok on to some card shares!!  Yesterday I decided to play around with one of my favorite sets Field Flowers.  I saw a card on Ann Schach’s site that I absolutely loved so changed it up a little for what I needed.  Also – I wanted to use one of the new designer papers that I hadn’t opened yet… So I used the Designer paper Etcetera which has the colors Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party and Very vanilla.  I am really liking the Vintage look to this paper.    One of my customer asked for a Vintage class – I think this might be the designer paper to use!   So the details of these cards: 1.  the Card base is very vanilla with a layer of calypso coral cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 2.  I liked the look of the old olive and pool party design as a background piece but then couldn’t decide which coordinating piece I liked better for the side. 3.  On the first card – I used a strip of the calypso coral pattern, making sure that I lined up the victorian pattern in the middle of my strip.  I love the look that these two papers together created and the way the seam of the two papers fell with the stripe in the coral paper.  It looks as if the paper is torn! 100_9750e But then I also like the Vintage look of the vintage newspaper piece.  So I tried a 1 1/4″ strip of this piece with the background.  I liked the two together but didn’t like the seam where the two pieces meet.  So I added a piece of trim that I made using the scallop trim border punch. 4.  The flowers and stems are stamped on a 2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of very vanilla card stock layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  The stems are stamped using old olive ink. 5.  The flowers are stamped on a scrap of very vanilla card stock with calypso coral ink.  This is a two part stamp – so I stamped the background piece first and stamped off on a scrap paper to make the coral a shade lighter.  Then for the detail of the flower, I used the second detail stamp and stamped with calypso coral at full strength. The flowers are stamped on scraps of very vanilla and cut out.  They are raised with dimensionals to pop off the card!  Of course I then had to enhance the flowers with a few pearls.  And my cards are complete! Perfect for a wedding card or Thinking of You card. So which card do you like best??  Leave me a message. Enjoy your day! signature line-003      

    Swaps and more swaps!!

    This week has been very busy making swaps and working on a wedding as well!  I am getting down to the wire with 100_9464 everything for convention!!  I am so excited!  5 Members of my Stampin’ Up! team are going with me to Salt Lake City next week for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!!   It will be so much fun!! This is a  card that I designed with the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Quatrafancy designer paper.  I actually made this card in two color combinations since my supply of cardstock is more limited on the Cape.  The first sample is using the new Strawberry Slush paper and ink with pink pirouette on top and the mosaic embossing folder.  Remember that the mosaic punch and stamp set come as a bundled pair! 100_9462 The second card is the same layout but using the Crisp Canteloupe color scheme with Calypso Coral as the backing.   I added a little bling to the cards with rhinestone jewels on the mosaics. For the cutout, I used the labels collection framelits.  The trick to this card is to cut out the top layer with a larger framelits and then emboss the top layer with the mosaic embossing folder.  I then cut a smaller piece of white card stock using the smaller label framelit. I used the new Washi tape along the bottom of the card where I layered the mosaic that I stamped and punched.  The strawberry slush card uses the washi tape from the Gingham garden washi tape.  The calypso/canteloupe card uses the Epic Day washi tape. Last but not least, I used the happy birthday stamp from the new hostess set Express Yourself.  I love all the greetings that this set offers. Enjoy! signature line-red  

    Technostamper Challenge 269

    Well things are starting to slow down a little for me, if that can ever happen with my life!  LOL.  My son is off to his new adventures in Colorado starting his new job this week.  We will miss him but am so excited that he gets to start this new chapter in life! So I am down on Cape Cod for the summer (minus a couple of trips back to Tewksbury here and there).  But that doesn’t mean that I  am taking the summer off!  I am soooooo looking forward to going to convention with my stampin’ friends in 3 weeks!  Which means that I better get working on swaps! Today I jumped back into Mary Jo’s blog and the Technostamper challenge. TSSC269 100_9405 copy         I used the new designer paper Gingham Garden and the Flower Shop stamp set with the coordinating punch! I love the bright colors of this paper and the great patterns.  Rather than using a ribbon across the middle of the designer paper, I used some of the new washi tape that coordinates with the paper. The background flowers are stamped in daffodil ink.  the main flower is stamped with melon mambo ink and popped out with dimensionals.  Of course I had to add a little something to the center of the flower, so added a rhinestone pearl.  I wish I had the large pearls with me, but alas I don’t.  I can’t bring everything to my temporary stampin’ studio! The Hello Sweet Friend is from the new Six Sided Sampler Set and I used the hexagon punch to punch out the image. Stay tuned, my next Card Kit is going to be using the Flower Shop stamp set with the coordinating punch! This week’s order code is ZTX476TP.  Enter this code at the bottom of the order screen in the hostess code section! Enjoy your day! signature line-red

    Marilyn’s May Bundle – Artisan Embellishments

    Sadly it is time to say good bye to the Spring catalog products.  This is the last week for the Spring Catalog and Current 2012-2013 Catalog… 100_9335blog ad   One of my favorite embellishments from the Spring mini catalog is the Artisan Embellishments.  So I challenged myself to make a set of cards using the Artisan Embellishments kit.    These cards have a definite vintage look with the beautiful lace that is included in this kit.    They would be perfect for a wedding card or anniversary card!  In fact, I gave one to a neighbor that got engaged last week and she loved it! What does this mean for you?? I have prepared a full set of color instructions for these gorgeous vintage cards.  If you purchase $25 in SU product from my website before May 31st, I will send you the full detailed instructions for these 5 cards!  NOTE:  3 Cards are pictured but there are 5 cards in the set! may special-001adI have put together the items that you need to make these cards.   You can place an order on my website here.  I have setup a hostess code for this order.   I love this new feature!  When you get to the last page of the order, enter this code PJXJFU4B  Your order gets processed from the point that you close your order but the order total goes into a party so one lucky person will receive the hostess benefits!! And don’t forget about the stamp sets and beautiful card stock colors that are retiring from the Catalog this week!  Last chance to purchase these sets!  You can see the list here.   Happy Stampin’!

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    Happy Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends out in Cyber Land!!    This is the Mother’s Day card that I mailed on Thursday to my mother! I am actually celebrating Mother’s Day with my kids and husband in Potsdam, NY  My son graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering!  What a great Mother’s Day present! 100_9272_edited-1 This card is made with one of the new stamps, Wildflower Meadow,  from the upcoming New Catalog!I used the new blue – Pool Party which is a returning in color.  I stamped the image using White ink and embossed it with white Embossing powder.  I then added pearls to the center of the flowers.   I added a couple of small cardstock flowers to the bottom corner.  To make these, use the 7/8″ scallop circle punch to punch a scrap of card stock.   Crumple up the card stock and kneed it to break down the fibers of the paper.  Do this until you can pull the layers of the cardstock apart.  Pinch from the center and layer two pieces together.  Snip off the end of the flower and use crystal effects to attach to the card and hold together!  Voila!   I love these flowers!  Here is the same card but made with crumb cake card stock.  I am not sure which one I like better.  I do know that I like the look of the pearls on the center of the flowers!  The pearls just seem to add that little pizazz to the card! 100_9270_edited-1   THis stamp set will be available in the new catalog in June.  Don’t have a catalog?  Email me and I will send you a catalog!   Happy Mother’s Day everyone!                 signature line-red

    This and That…


    Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you the chance to get it now. And from today through April 30, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!

    You can see the details on the product here.

    And while you are at it – signup to win a Trip to San Diego as part of the This and That Promotion!



    Enter by April 30 to win! One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive round trip airfare for two to San Diego and accommodations at the luxurious US Grant Hotel September 12-15. From world-famous Sea World to the San Diego Zoo, there is an array of exciting things to do in this charming, seaside city. The GRAND PRIZE winner will also get two free This and That Bundles from Stampin’ Up!—a journal and more to capture your trip in the moment. Ten FIRST PRIZE winners will win one of ten This and That Bundles! Enter today!!   signature line-red