Just Because Handmade card

I am getting the hang of WordPress.  I hope that you like my new blog! So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at www.technostamper.com. 07 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12.56.09 PM   I have to say that I really liked this sketch!!  So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints.  I  love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper.   I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers.  That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that!   For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade.  THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper.  That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock. 100_9096 I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock.  I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower.  I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image. And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center.  To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it. When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front. Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card!  What is a card without bling??  I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.  I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them.  I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice! 100_9097 Here is a close up of the flowers. I love the layers on this card too!!  Great sketch Mary Jo!!   Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!!   Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!   signature line-red

Spring is in the Air – Catalog Sneak Peak

Are you ready to try out a new product from the 2013 – 2014 Annual Catalog?  Here is your chance! A Round Array stamp set is available to purchase now! This set coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, available in the 2013 spring catalog.  Purchase the A Round Array stamp set and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch together as a bundle, and save 15%!   spring-surprise   You can see the details here. Now is the time to order!!  Friday is the last chance for Sale-a-bration.  So place your orders today!!  

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Marilyn’s March Bundle – Secret Garden Card Kit

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!   March 2013 Special_2-001 My downline Jeanne and I had an idea and are going to work together to try this out.  Each month we are designing a set of projects using a bundle of products from the current SU catalogs.  For March, we chose the Stamp Set Secret Garden and the coordinating framelits for our projects.  We have 5 beautiful cards designed using the products listed in the bundle. How this will work:  Each month we will design a new set of projects using a bundle of products.    You can get a full tutorial for these projects for FREE with purchase of the bundle of products from my online store!  These items total $59.  So don’t forget that there is only one week left for Sale-a-bration.   If you purchase this week, you will get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration flyer.  Order Here. We will have a new bundle ready each month around the 15th of the month. NOTE:  You will also need adhesive, vanilla cardstock and rhinestone pearls make these cards as shown.   100_9091_edited-1  
Or you can purchase the instructions for $4.95.
  Marilyn SanClemente    

Vintage Thank you card

Sunday was my downline meeting and we all had a great time getting together and catching up. Of course we discussed a little business too… Our bi-annual retreat to Cape Cod is coming up!!  We have a great time getting together for 2 days on Cape Cod, sharing ideas and stamping.  I have a really creative group!  Interested in And of course we all shared cards and classes that we have been working on. Michele Lacerda, who has been in my group the longest brought this card.  Happy 10th Anniversary Michele! I love the vintage look of the card. I am thinking that she used 2 stamps sets for the background with Just Because stamped in Soft Suede for the image.  I love the roses that are in the spring mini catalog.  They really brighten up a card! 100_9085   This is a close up of the roses.  Michele used a piece of victorian lace and the leaves from the Bird punch under the roses.100_9085_edited-2 100_9085_edited-1Then of course she used the oval punch and scalloped oval and added a couple of rhinestone pearls to spice up the message…   I love it!!  Marilyn SanClemente    

Merry Moments Card Kit

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Merry Moments Card Kit
                  Here is a detailed list of all the supplies included in this card kit and used to make these cards: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Victorian Lace Trim
Pearl Jewels
Scallop Trim Border Punch
 Scallop Oval Punch
1 ¾” Circle punch
Large Scallop Circle Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Basic Gray Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
 
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