Diagonal Twist Flower Card

Here is another diagonal  twist card – this time with a Flower and small sentiment.  We are still using the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle plus a few extras.  This card uses the leftover diagonal cut pieces from the card on Monday.
Diagonal Twist Flower CardSUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
*Fresh Fig #144082
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Optional Pearl for flower center:  Metal Rimmed Pearls #138394, Basic Pearls are being reconfigured and will be available June 1st.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Dapper Denim card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.
For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Tranquil card base.  See Monday’s post for this card.
3.  Stamp the Eastern Beauty Flower on Whisper White card stock with Fresh Fig ink.  Stamp the little heart inside each petal with Fresh Fig ink.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Stamp the circles or other small image with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Cut a Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit from Tranquil Tide card stock.  Attach the die cut Flower to it.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach the to the upper left part of the card.  Attach your sentiment to the lower right part of the card.  I would put a pearl in the center of the flower if I had one.  🙂

      

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Diagonal Twist Eastern Beauty Medallion Card

Add a diagonal twist to your card front and top it off with a Flower Medallion sentiment.  This card uses the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle available May 1-31, 2017.  It is a pretty quick card to make.
Flower Medallion CardI hope you enjoy the scenic background of my parents’ yard.

SUPPLIES:
*Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207
Stamps:  *Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set  #143675
Inks:  *Tranquil Tide #144085
*Lemon Lime Twist #144086
Card Stock:  *Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148-Tranquil Tide & Dapper Denim
Whisper White
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144147
Big Shot:  *Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits  #141705
Other:  *Eastern Vinyl Stickers #144150
Stamping Sponge Wedges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut the first piece diagonally.  For the second piece:
~Put it with the other side up.
~Hold one of the first cut diagonal pieces next to it to help you decide which way to cut it diagonally.  Cut.
~Do you want to sponge around the edge?  If you do, do it now.  (I am out of town and forgot my sponges.  I miss them!!!)
~Lay one of each pattern on your card front.  Attach the bottom/right side first.  Then attach the top/left side.  Mine overlapped a little along the diagonal center to get it straight.
~Add a border sticker to the one edge if desired.
~Repeat with the other two diagonal pieces.  I put these on a Dapper Denim card base.  See Wednesday’s post for this card.
3.  Cut the Flower Medallion from Dapper Denim card stock.  It will not cut completely out.  You will need to put your paper snips or scissors in between the petals and cut it off the card stock.  Fold the petals up along the score lines.
4.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with a Scallop Layering Circle making sure it will fit inside the Flower Medallion center.  Sponge around the edges with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Stamp smaller images in Lemon Lime Twist ink around the sentiment if desired.  Attach to inside of Flower Medallion.  Attach Flower Medallion to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

      

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Eastern Beauty Stamped Background Card

This card features a Stamped Background using the Eastern Beauty stamp set available May 1st as part of the Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles.  You can choose any two or three stamps and the same number of ink colors to make your Stamped Background.  You can stamp in a pattern as shown.  Or stamp randomly with stamped images overlapping.
Eastern Beauty Stamped Background CardThe next few weeks will feature cards made with the Premier Bundle and a few other supplies I could fit in my suitcase as I am at my parents’ house helping out.  My Dad has been in the hospital and was moved to rehab last night.  Yes, I actually made this card this morning with not nearly enough sleep.  I think it turned out pretty well.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Inks:  Fresh Fig
Tranquil Tide
Lemon Lime Twist
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White card base
Tranquil Tide from the Eastern Palace Card Stock Pack #144148
Whisper White
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Other:  Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  I used Thick Whisper White to conserve my colored card stock.
2.  Cut your Tranquil Tide card front layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Choose your Three stamps and three ink colors.  I used Tranquil Tide ink for the curvy square stamp, Fresh Fig for the larger flower stamp, and Lemon Lime Twist for the small center flower.
~Stamp your center stamp first-Curvy Square
~Now stamp your large Flower stamp on each side of the Curvy Square.
~Stamp the Curvy Square in the corners.
~Stamp the small flower in the center of the Curvy Squares and the large Flowers.
NOTE:  You can stamp your greeting in the center Curvy Square if desired.  I didn’t think about doing that until after I was finished stamping.
Your Background is finished.
4.  The stamp I used comes curved.  Straighten it out on a clear block, then stamp.  I used Tranquil Tide ink.
~Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
~Sponge around the edges with Fresh Fig ink.
~Attach to card front with half Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  I did not bring any sponges with me so I used some Kleenex wrapped around my finger to sponge the edges.  While this may seem cheaper, using a Kleenex instead of a sponge is harder to get the sponging effect I want.  The Kleenex also crumbles and removing the crumbles leaves ink smears.  Just so you know.  At least I remembered my Stamp Blocks this time.

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Eastern Medallion die cut card

Here is a card using the NEW Eastern Medallion Thinlits and stamp set.  Add a Layering Circle Scallop Framelit to make the focal point for this all occasion card.  Available May 1st for purchase as part of a Multi-Item Bundle (listed below) or June 1st as a regular Stamp Set and Thinlet Bundle.
Eastern Medallion Flower and Doily CardAVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 is $60.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  (FREE)

AVAILABLE MAY 1st!  Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 is 103.50 and includes:
~Easter Beauty Photopolymer Stamp set
~Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
~*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
~*Mini Tassels Assortment
~Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
~Three NEW In Color ink pads
~*Eastern Medallion Thinlits
~*Very Vanilla Note Medium Envelopes  (FREE)
~*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (NEW!)   (FREE)

SUPPLIES:
Bundle #145308:  Eastern Palace Photopolymer stamp set (143675) + Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725)
Ink:  Memento Black
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Rose Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesives:  Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the set of 3 circular Thinlits you want.  (Notice that when they cut, they do not cut out and remove from the card stock.)  Position them on the Whisper White card stock making sure the designs line up the way you want them to.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now choose the largest Scallop Layering Circle Framelit.  Position around your previous die cut and cut out.  Now you can use it by itself.
3.  Cut out the center flower from Rose Red card stock using both the flower dies.  Put half Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each center petal.  Attach it to the center of your Whisper White die cut with Glue Dots and Tombow Glue for the Thin outside petals.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink.
5.  If desired, cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach it inside your card.  Now write on the inside and your are ready to give it to someone special.

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Birthday Washi Tape Card

Choose your favorite Washi Tape and Happy Birthday Stamp.  Add a flower punch or die cut to complete the card.
Birthday Washi Tape CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays  Photopolymer #142877
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White for card base
Melon Mambo for flower
Punch:  Pansy #130698
Washi Tape:  Affectionately Yours #141635  (Retiring-While supplies last)
Other:  Basic Rhinestones  (Sold out.  Reconfigured Rhinestones available June 1st, 2017)
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose two rolls of Washi Tape, Birthday stamp, and ink color.
2.  Cut your Thick Whisper White at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday in Melon Mambo (or coordinating ink color).
4.  Decide on placement on Washi Tape especially on the right side.  Layer one color, then the other going both up along the right side and along the bottom edge.
5.  Punch or die cut your flower from coordinating card stock.  Add some Rhinestones to the center.

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Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter!  Make this fun Easter Card using the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits.
Happy Easter Flower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings Wood Mount #140709, Clear Mount #140712  (Retiring-available until May 22, 2017 or May 31st.)
Inks:  Memento Black
Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Cucumber Crush (retiring)
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Botanical Builder Framelits #140615  (Retiring-50% OFF while supplies last!)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Stamping Sponge wedge

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamps the Easter sentiment on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
3.  Cut four ferns from Cucumber Crush card stock, one Melon Mambo flower, and one Whisper White Flower center.
4.  Sponge around the Circle Easter Framelit with Melon Mambo ink.  Attach to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals about 5/8″ from the right card edge.
5.  Glue Two ferns around the left side of the circle.  I just put a thin line of Tombow down the center.  The stems also overlapped slightly.  Lay down the third fern and lay it in position.  Trim off excess.  Glue on.  Repeat with the last fern.
6.  Put a half Stampin’ Dimensional behind each center flower petal.  Remove backings.  Put a thin line of Tombow on the thin outside petals and a circle of glue in the center.  Lay the flower where you want it and hold down the flower center for a few seconds.  Now press down all flower petal parts.  You will have to rub your finger around each thin flower petal part.  Glue the Flower Center to the flower holding down the center.  Fluff up the White outer Flower center parts.  You are finished!

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Fishes in the Sea Card

This card was made with the Seaside Shore stamp set (not retiring) and the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (retiring).  Great for most occasions.  Retiring Product Available while supplies last.  CLICK HERE to see your choices by May 31, 2017.
Fishes in the Sea CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore  Wood Mount#131622, Clear Mount#141625
Inks:  Old Olive
Old Olive Marker
Emerald Envy
Crushed Curry
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Whisper White
By the Shore Designer Series Paper #141640  (Or use the Seaside Embossing Folder #141481)
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips or scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 5″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp the plants in Old Olive ink.  (Stamped twice on each side.)  Color them in with your Old Olive Marker.  Stamp Ahoy There! in Pacific Point Ink.
3.  Stamp and cut out your three fish.  These are stamped in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the fist and attach to the card front.

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The Retiring List is HERE!

Retiring Products-while supplies lastThe Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is finally HERE!  All items listed are only available while supplies last.

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Remember that some items sell out quickly.  Stampin’ Up! makes their own stamps, so make sure and get the ones you want by mid-May, if they do as in past years.

Bunny Treat Holder

This cute Bunny Treat Holder is perfect for Easter or Spring Treat or Small Gift Giving.  It is also really quick to make!  So get some Thick Whisper White card stock and some circle and oval Framelits or punches and make one for the people you love.
Bunny Treat Holder, Bunny Gift HolderSUPPLIES:
Marker:  Basic Black #1000082
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Blushing Bride
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue
Other:  Pencil or pen
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade #126889

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and prepare your papers:
~two large circles from Thick Whisper White card stock.  I used the largest Circl Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put both circles together on your Paper Trimmer and trim off 1/2″  This will give you a flat bottom.
~Two Thick Whisper White ovals the size you want for your Bunny Ears.  I used the second smallest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Two Blushing Bride ovals just smaller than your Bunny Ears.  I used the smallest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Decide how wide you want your Bunny Treat Holder to be.  Mine is 1″ wide.  Decide how wide you want the tabs to be.  Mine is 3/8″.  Double this measurement – 3/4″.  So I cut a 1-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ piece to go between the large circles.  Score along each 8-1/2″ side at 3/8″ so you have two long tabs.  Put the Tear & Tape on the tabs now.  Leave the Tape backing on.  Fold both Scored Tabs with your Bone Folder.  This is your Bunny Width Strip.
Bunny Treat Holder-side vid2.  Prepare & Assemble.
~Choose one of your Circles to be the front.  Draw a Bunny Face on it.  Don’t worry if it is not perfect.  It will give you bunny character and make it even cuter!
~If desired you can add a Bunny Tail to the other circle with a small punched circle or a pom pom.
~Glue a Pink Oval to a Whisper White Oval.  Repeat with the next set.
Bunny Width Strip
~Find the center of your Bunny Width Strip either by measuring and marking the tabs at 4-1/4″ or by making light fold marks on the tabs.
~Hold the flat part of your Bunny Face circle next to the center of your Bunny Width Strip.  Try to make the Bunny Face even on both sides of the center mark.  Mark both the tabs where the outside of the Bunny Face is.  I drew a straight line on the tabs.  DO NOT cut between these lines!!
~Now cut out “V” shapes every 3/8″ to 1/2″ along both tabs leaving the part you marked in the center flat.  These “V” shapes will help eliminate bulk and make it easier to attach to your Bunny Face and Back.
Assembly
~Now pull off the Tape Backing.  Have your Tabs folded up with the Adhesive on the outside.
Attach your Bunny Front and Back to the center of each tab with the part you want showing on the facing outward and the plain sides facing the Bunny Width Strip.
~Decide how far up you want the Bunny Width Strip to go on each side of the Bunny Face and Back.
~ Attach one side of the Tab to both sides of either the Bunny Face or Back up as high as you want.  Trim off the excess on both sides.  Repeat with the the other Bunny Face or Back.
~Glue the Bunny Ears inside the Bunny Back.  I put Tombow Glue on about 1/4″ from the bottom of the Bunny Ear and attached it close to the Bunny Width Strip.
~Fill with Treats or a small gift.

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Happy Easter Crafting!

Get Sarah’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Subscribe by April 10, 2017 to get this special Paper Pumpkin Kit!You need to be signed up by April 10th, 2017 to get the Paper Pumpkin Kit designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sarah Douglas.

Get a Paper Pumpkin crafting surprise in your mailbox every month!!  It includes everything you need to make the project:  1″ Ink pad, Exclusive Stamps, Instructions, All supplies needed to make the project are ready for you to Skip to the Fun!  All card stock is cut, there are usually die cuts.  Some adhesives are included.  Envelopes are included if the Kit is cards.  You may need basic tools such as a Bone Folder and scissors.  Your first Kit includes a Stamp Block to use with the Photopolymer stamps included.  I sometimes use my own adhesives.  NOTE:  Kits have projects related to the current season.  In March the Kit was Easter Themed.  In January the Kit was Valentine Treat Themed.

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Tasty Treats Ice Cream Card

Make this cute brightly colored Ice Cream on a stick Card for any occasion.  This is a quick card to make and uses few supplies.
Ice Cream on a stick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cool Treats  Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Whisper White
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Ribbon:  Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched #141426
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Ice Cream Bar on Whisper White card stock with Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake inks.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tie your Ribbon around it.
4.  Lay your stamped oval on the card front and adjust the position of the bow.
5.  Attach your patterned paper to your card base.
6.  Attach your stamped Ice Cream Bar to your card front.
7.  If desired, you can add a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card to write in.
You are finished!

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Q&A: What is Retiring?

What is Retiring?The Stampin’ Up! Retiring List comes out next Monday, April 10th at 1:00 Utah time.

Order any of the Retiring 2015-2017 In Color products now before they are gone!

Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, and Delightful Dijon are the retiring In Colors.

The Ink Refills are currently on backorder and will be in between next week and the week after.  I doubt they will reorder more after they are gone this time.

Now is also the time to get any other items on your Wish List.

What is Retiring besides the 2015-2017 In Colors?
We don’t know for sure but here is my observation.
~ALL In Color Ribbons and embellishments usually change, even the current ones.  For example they usually change the ribbon styles each year.
~Lots of Embellishment retire, some change: for example:  Candy Dots changed to Enamel Shapes.  Most from the Occasions Catalog change.
~Most Ribbons retire.  Baker’s Twine colors generally change except Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  We do like variety to go with our basics!
~Generally all Washi Tape retires.
~In General, all Designer Series Paper retires along with the coordinating Paper Packs.
~ALL Bundles retire!  The individual stamp sets and coordinating Framelits, Thinlits, Punches, and Embossing Folders may not retire, but you will no longer be able to get the 10% Bundle price.  The only Bundle that probably will not retire is the Clear Stamp Block Bundle.
~Usually all the Kits retire.
~Project Lift is retiring.  Yes, ALL OF IT.  There will be new Memory Keeping supplies for us, but they have not given us any more information yet.
~We never know what Tools will retire ahead of time.  Big Shot accessories, Punch Boards, Coloring Tools,
~It is also hard to know which Stamp Sets will retire.
~Note:  Some items change prices to cover increased manufacturing costs.

How do I know what is sold out?
Just go to My Online Store.  Click on the Retiring List (or whatever they call it this year).  I think they remove the items that are no longer orderable.  If not, you will get a pop-up that tells you if they are no longer orderable.

How does Stampin’ Up! choose what to retire?
~Stampin’ Up! likes to be trendy with it’s styles, colors, embellishments, and crafting tools.
~Items that have not sold well are also retired to make room for new items.
~Stampin’ Up! likes to give us the plenty of NEW toys to play with.  We don’t want to get bored with all the same old stuff now, do we!

When does the NEW 2017-2018 Catalog come out and how do I get one?
We can start ordering from the NEW Catalog on June 1, 2017.
I can make sure one comes to your mailbox if you place an order with me by April 15th.  The catalogs will be shipped out sometime in May.  It seems like the come in the mailbox the 3rd or 4th week of May.

Enjoy the Retiring List and the transition to a NEW Catalog!  Shop at My Online Store 24/7 BEFORE April 15ht to get a copy of the NEW Catalog in YOUR Mailbox!

 

Tasty Treats Birthday Shaker Card

This fun Birthday Shaker Card can use any patterned paper or stamps to fit what the Birthday Girl or Boy (Woman or Man) likes.  I used the Tasty Treat paper along with the Cool Treat Bundle.  You can choose sequins or small punched shapes to shake in your card.
Tasty Treats Ice Cream Birthday Shaker CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #145181:  Cool Treats Photopolymer stamp set + Frozen Treats Framelits (available until May 31, 2017)
Stamps:  Cool Treats Photopolymer #142982
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142770
Window Sheets (12×12) #142314
Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits #142756
Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Embossing Buddy #103083
Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Tombow Glue + Sponge Wedge + Silicone Craft Sheet
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Flirty Flamingo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the two Framelits you will use as your cut out and frame.
3.  Cut your Card front pieces:
~Whisper White at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Cut out the window using the smaller Framelit.
~Window Sheet at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Flirty Flamingo Window Frame:  Put both Framelits on the card stock on your Big Shot Platform.  Make sure the card stock showing between them is even.  Cut.
~Stamp your Ice Cream with Flirty Flamingo ink on Whisper White card stock with the solid Ice Cream stamps.  Stamp the Ice Cream layers with Watermelon Wonder ink on the solid Ice Cream piece.  Cut out with the coordinating Ice Cream Framelit.
~Cut out both the solid and the detailed Thinlit Ice Cream cone pieces from Crumb Cake card stock.  Attach together with Tombow Glue and sponge wedge on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Glue the Ice Cream to the top.
~Stamp Happiest Birthday or other words in Watermelon Wonder ink on a Whisper White card stock strip.  Punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch.
4.  Assemble Card Front.
~Glue the Flirty Flamingo Frame around the Window on your patterned paper using Tombow Glue because it has a little wiggle room so you can use your fingers in the window hole to line up both pieces.
~Glue the Window Sheet on the back of the card front.  You just need glue around the edges of the Window Sheet.
~Attach the Happiest Birthday Banner with the adhesive of your choice.
~Attach the Ice Cream Cone with half Stampin’ Dimensionals
5.  Make the Shaker Card.
~Put your Foam Adhesive strips on the back of your card front within about 1/4″ from the window cut-out making sure there are no small gaps for your Sprinkles to escape through.  Rub the part of the Foam Adhesive Strip that is in the center where the sprinkles will be with your Embossing Buddy to remove all the sticky from the sides.  This will help prevent your Sprinkles from sticking to the Foam.  If you look closely, you can see I forgot this step.
~Also put some Foam Adhesive Strips about 1/4″ from the edge of the back side of the card front.
~Optional: Line up the Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece with the completed card front to get an idea of where to place some of the Sprinkles with Glue Dots.   Attach a few Sprinkles on the Whisper White piece with Glue Dots.  Cut away the excess Glue Dot that sticks out beyone the Sprinkle if you want a smaller glob of Sprinkles to collect on the Glue Dot.  I just left the Glue Dot as is of all but one of the added Sprinkles.
~Put the desired amount of Sprinkles on the back of the card front inside the Foam Window.  Match up the sides of the Whisper White piece and the card front and attach.
~Attach your Shaker card front to your card base.
6.  Yippee!  You are finished!

Enjoy making your own version of this Shaker Card.  You can buy all the supplies in My Online Store 24/7.

Hey Chick Sale-a-bration Card

The Hey Chick stamp set is very popular and only available until Friday, March 31st!  Make several of these in a variety of colors.
Hey Chick CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Chick  Wood #143328, Clear #143331 (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017)
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Markers:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Delightful Dijon
Soft Suede
Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder #143231
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~Delightful Dijon card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
2.  Run your Delightful Dijon card stock through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder using the following sandwich:
~Big Shot Platform (Remove the Thin Die Adapter) OR Multipurpose Platform (both tabs open)
~Embossing folder with card stock inside
~Top Cutting Plate
~Glue to card base.
3.  Stamp one chick each on Crushed Curry card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, and Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the coordinating Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Stamp the sentiment of your choice in StayzOn Black on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Attach three half Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
4.  Lay all four pieces on your card front so you are happy with their placement. Remove one piece at a time, remove Stampin’ Dimensionals backs, and attach.  Repeat with the other pieces.

Have fun using the Hey Chick stamp set for a variety of cards.  Get it FREE with a $50 purchase only until March 31, 2017!

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Benefits for Joining Stampin’ Up! before March 31, 2017!

BENEFITS FOR JOINING STAMPIN’ UP! BEFORE MARCH 31ST, 2017!

~Choice of Catalog Products!  Choose up to $125 of current Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit – your choice – and pay only $99 + tax.  Shipping is FREE so save 10%.  You will also get some basic business materials to help you get started.

~Choose TWO FREE Stamp Sets if you sign up by March 31st!!  (Stamp sets only-no bundles-valued up to $100+!!!)

~20% Discount!  You will get a minimum discount of at least 20% on all your demonstrator orders.

~Be First!  Demonstrators receive a FREE Catalog and can see and Pre-order products from NEW Catalogs one month before the public!

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~Get Some Help from Stampin’Up!  Stampin’ Up! has a great training program called Stampin’ University and a great website to help you.  There is also Stampin’ Connection where you can learn from other Demonstrators and find some great projects.  (You know the projects from Pinterest that want you to sign into Stampin’ Connection to see the project you want to make…. Now you will have access!!!!)

~Get Some Help from Me!  I have a membership website that you will have access to FREE when you sign up under me.  Right now there are almost 50 Creative Techniques Videos with new ones every other week.  (Value $10 per month).  I am in the process of adding more to this site to help New Demonstrators, and adding Online Classes and Tutorials.  I will help you be the Demonstrator you want to be:  Hobby Demonstrator or Business Builder.  I will help you get started and keep learning and moving forward!

BENEFITS OF BUILDING YOUR OWN TEAM:

~Free Stamps!  when you participate in the Stampin’ Start Program.

~Fun & Friendships!  Stampin’ Up! products are great…But the best thing about Stampin’ Up! is the wonderful people you meet and get to work and become friends with:  customers, your team members, and other demonstrators.  Priceless!!

~Make a Difference!  Stampin’ Up!’s mission is to make a difference.  Bring joy to others when you help them create beautiful cards and projects.  Yes, you can make easy cards and projects that are beautiful.  Teach those who join your team to also bring joy into other’s lives.

Please contact me today if you have more questions.  No pressure, just facts!

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Avant Garden Thank You Card

Sale-a-bration ends Friday so this is your last chance to earn the stamp sets used in this card: Avant Garden and So Very Much.  This is a quick and easy card to make.  Choose your color combo and get started making your own!
Avant Garden Thank You CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  So Very Much  Wood #143340, Clear #143343 (2017 Sale-a-bration)
Avant Garden Photopolymer #143272 (2017 Sale-a-bration)
Suggested Clear Blocks:  a, b, e, g, h
Inks:  Rose Red
Watermelon Wonder
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder
Whisper White
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.
Cut your papers:
~Watermelon Wonder card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
~Whisper White card front at 4” x 5-1/4”.
2. Stamp:
~Thank You and So Very Much in Rose Red in on your Whisper White card front.
~Three Flowers in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Clean your stamp.
~Three Flowers in Daffodil Delight ink.  Clean your stamp and put it away.
~Five Leaves in Garden Green ink.
3.  Attach your stamped card front to your card base.

Enjoy making this card in a variety of colors.
You can buy all the supplies from My Online Store.  The stamp sets are only available until March 31-choose 1 FREE for every $50 purchased.

Celebrate You Star Card

This fun Celebrate You Star Card looks great in pink and purple.  What two colors would you combine to make this card?
Celebrate You star blast cardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Elegant Eggplant
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant large layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White lower layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp your Star Blast in Elegant Eggplant ink about 1/2″ from the top.  Attach to large Elegant Eggplant layer.
4.  Melon Mambo Layer:  I used a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece to start with.  Cut the Star Blast Edgelit towards the top of your card stock.  Since this in an Edgelit it will cut a straight line on both sides of where the Star Blast stays attached to the card stock.  Trim the bottom part at 2″ high x 3-3/8″ wide.  Attach to Whisper White layer so it touches the sides and bottom and the hole in the center star is over the stamped center star as shown.
5.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant at 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″.  Attach to Melon Mambo leaving a 1/8″ border on the top and no borders on the side.
6.  Cut your Whisper White at 1-1/4″ x 3-5/8″.  Stamp Celebrate You in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Attach over last Elegant Eggplant piece.

Have fun making this card in a variety of color combinations!

Banner Birthday Card

This fun Banner Birthday card uses the Sale-a-bration Any Occasion stamp set which is available until March 31, 2017 and is FREE with a $50 purchase!
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Any Occasion Photopolymer #143348
Big on Birthdays Photopolymer #142877
Inks:  Pool Party
Dapper Denim
Calypso Coral
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Calypso Coral
Dapper Denim
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Ribbon:  Dapper Denim Ruched #141424
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Calypso Coral at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base
~By the Shore 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 1″ from bottom edge of Calyspo Coral.
~Dapper Denim 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 3″ x 4″
2.  Stamp the 3″ x 4″ Whisper White:
~Happy Birthday in Dapper Denim ink
~Strings and Banners in Pool Party ink, Calypso Coral ink, and Dapper Denim ink.
3.  Attach the stamped card stock to the Dapper Denim card stock.  Tie the ribbon around both layers.  Attach to card base.

Sweet Sugarplum Popcorn Box

This fun little Popcorn Treat Box is quick to make and decorate for last minute treat and gift giving!
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #142284:  Ready to Pop Photopolymer stamps + Popcorn Box Thinlits
Stamps:  *Ready to Pop Photopolymer #141513
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock:  Sweet Sugarplum
Big Shot:  *Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473
Punch:  1/8″ Circle Punch #134365  (Optional)
Ribbons:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack #143601 (Available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
I used some Gold Baker’s Twine from the Holiday Catalog.  Choose what you want.
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Glue Dots
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out two of the Popcorn Box Thinlits with your Big Shot from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Use the Scallop Edgelit included to cut the top part of your box pieces so the top of your box will be scalloped.  Also cut out a small tag from Sweet Sugarplum card stock.
2.  Fold all the score lines on the box pieces.  Stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink if desired.
3.  Put Tear & Tape on the
~side tabs.  Attach the two Box pieces together at the side tabs.  Decide which part of the box will be the front.  The bottom flap attached to the front will be attached last.
~Bottom Side Flaps: Along the score lines and edges on the outside of the box
~Bottom Back Flap needs no adhesive added.
~Bottom Front Flap:  Along the edge on the inside of the box.
4.  Now fold in the Bottom Flaps in this order:  sides, back, front.  Yea! You have finished your Box! Now to decorate it.
5.  Cut about 20″ of ribbon.  This should give you enough to go around the box and make a nice size bow.  Fold the ribbon in half and put SNAIL adhesive directly on the ribbon on the 4″ or so on each side of the ribbon.  Now attach the ribbon to the box starting with the center of the ribbon on the back center of your box.  Place the ribbon gently in place in case you need to readjust it.  Make sure the adhesive is on the ribbon as it touches the box corners in the front.  Now tie your bow.
6.  Stamp your tag in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I also sponged the edges in the Rich Razzleberry ink.  Punch a hole in the tag if desired or just attach it under the ribbon with a couple of glue dots.  If you punched a hole, thread the Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie it around the knot in your bow.
7.  Fill with treats or a small gift.

Enjoy surprising your family and friends with treats in Popcorn boxes.  If the box is for a guy, just leave off the ribbon.

Let’s Celebrate Card

This Let’s Celebrate card features a Balloon and a Lace Doily.  You can use it for a Birthday Card or other Celebration card.  This is another card made by Kiev.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Bunch of Banners
Ink:  Real Red
Smoky Slate
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Smoky Slate
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Other:  Lace Doilies  #142793
Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your papers:
~Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Your patterned paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″
~Smoky Slate card stock at 3″ x 4″
~Whisper White at 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
~Cut your Doilie in half
~Stamp your Banner on Whisper White card stock in Smoky Slate ink.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Real Red ink inside the Banner.  Cut out with the coordinating Banner Framelit.
2.  Assemble and finish your card.
~Attach the 2″ x 5-1/4″ patterned paper close to the fold of your card base as shown.
~Stamp a Real Red Balloon at the top of the 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ Whisper White.  Stamp the string in Smoky Slate ink.  Attach this layer to the 3″ x 4″ Smoky Slate layer.  Tie a ribbon around the bottom edge.  Attach the Let’s Celebrate Banner.
~Lay your Balloon layers where you want them.  Attach your half Doily to the back of the Balloon layers.  You might want ot make sure it does not hang over the edge if you want the card to fit in an envelope.
~Attach your Balloon layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Have fun changing the colors of the Let’s Celebrate card!