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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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!

3 Balloon Birthday Card

This Balloon Birthday Card was made by my helper Kiev and features the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Carried Away Sale-a-bration paper.  It is quick to make and will be enjoyed by both birthday boys, girls, men, and women.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh So Succulent Photopolymer #142992
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Night of Navy
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Carried Away Designer Series Paper 12X12 #143608 (available until March 31, 2017 FREE with $50 purchase)
Punch:  Balloon Bouquet #140609
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

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″.
~Carried Away papers:  2″ x 5-1/4″ and 3″ x 4″
~Mint Macaron 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Whisper White 1/2″ x 2-1/2″  Stamp Happy Birthday in Night of Navy ink and cut notches on each end.
Punch your Balloons:
~Large Balloon from each Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
2.  Now lay out all the pieces to get them where you want.  Then attach to the card base.
~Lay the 2″ x 5-1/4″ Carried Away paper on the card base next to the fold.
~Attach the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper to the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Mint Macaron.  Center on the front of the card.
~Place the balloons and Happy Birthday on the 3″ x 4″ Carried Away paper.  Attach the Happy Birthday with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy Balloons with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Glimmer Paper Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie a Bow with the 1/8″ White Ribbon and attach it to the Glimmer Paper Balloon with a Glue Dot or two.

Try making this Birthday card with a variety of patterned papers and change the Balloon colors to coordinate with the paper.

 

Bermuda Bay Birthday

This fun birthday card features a fun beach feeling with all the starfish and tropical colors.
By the Shore Birthday Card, Bermuda Bay Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
*Bundle:  Birthday Blast Rubber stamps + Star Blast Edgelits  Wood #144715, Clear #144716
Stamps:
  *Birthday Blast  Wood #142854, Clear #142866
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Very Vanilla
By the Shore Designer Series Paper (12×12) #141640
Big Shot:  *Star Blast Edgelits #142763  (For the swirl under Happy Birthday)
Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Layered Oval Framelits  #141706
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon:  Peekaboo Peach   #141427
Emerald Envy  #141425
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fine Tip Glue Pen or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your
~Pool Party card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Bermuda Bay card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~By the Shore patterned paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Wait until everything is on it before attaching to card base.
2.  Lay your ribbons across the By the Shore patterned paper to determine where you want it.  Cut the ribbon so it hangs over each side about 1-2″ – 3/4″.  Run adhesive across the front of the By the Shore patterned paper where you want your ribbon to go.  Make a strip of adhesive on the back side of the paper and wrap your ribbon ends around and attach to the back of the paper.
3.  Stamp Happy Birthday on Very Vanilla card stock in Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with your Big Shot and the Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit leaving room at the bottom to add the die cut swirl.
4.  Cut a Bermuda Bay card stock Scallop Oval just larger than your Happy Birthday die cut.
~Also cut a Swirl from Bermuda Bay card stock.
~Attach the Swirl under the Happy Birthday with Glue.
~Attach the two Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Bermuda Bay Oval and attach it to your card.

Happy Birthday Card Making!

Guest Stamper Kiev: Congrats Card

My helper Kiev made this card to help me out with my blog posts.  I gave her some card ideas and she used the supplies I had to make some cards.  This one is pretty quick.  The hardest part is gluing on the detailed Thinlit flowers.  Luckily she wrote down all the supplies and measurements she used.
Congrats Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Cottage Greetings  Wood #138940, Clear #139962
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Peekaboo Peach
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Watermelon Wonder
Carried Away Designer Series Paper #143608  (2017 Sale-a-bration available until March 31, 2017  FREE with $50 purchase!)
Big Shot:  Flourish Thinlits #141478
Layered Oval Framelits #141706
Ribbon:  Sending Love 1/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack  #142737
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Peekabook Peach card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut:
~Mint Macaron card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Carried Away patterned paper at 2″ x 5″
~Watermelon Wonder card stock at 1″ x 5″
Big Shot
~Stamp your words on Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.
~Cut out the large Flourish from Night of Navy card stock.
3.  Glue parts of the Flourish die cut to your Oval around your words.  Trim off the excess.
4.  Layer the Carried Away patterned paper on top of the Whisper White card layer, then add the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Tie the Ribbon around the Watermelon Wonder strip.  Put a Glue Dot under it so the bow will stay tied.  Attach your Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach this whole layer to the Mint Macaron.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy using a variety of papers and words to make your own version of this card.

Dragonfly Dreams Card

This quick and easy Dragonfly Dreams Card has some shimmer added with Clear Wink of Stella brushed on the wings.
Shimmery Dragonfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Island Indigo
Bermuda Bay
Soft Sky
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Bermuda Bay
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella  #141897
Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut yout Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Stamp:
~Words in Island Indigo ink leaving room for Dragonfly
~Dragonfly in Island Indigo ink
~Dragonfly Wings in Bermuda Bay ink
~Dots in Soft Sky ink stamped randomly around the dragonfly and words.
4.  Attach card front to card base.  Then color the dragonfly wings with Clear Wink of Stella.
5.  Envelope stamping optional:  Stamp dots on Envelope and/or flap with Soft Sky ink.

Enjoy making your own Dragonfly cards!

New Sale-a-bration products available starting TODAY!

Today, February 21, 2017, Stampin’ Up! has added THREE MORE Sale-a-bration products for you to choose from.  Remember, you earn 1 FREE Sale-a-bration product with every $50 in product you buy (retail price without tax and shipping).

Reverse Words stamp set  Wood #143316, Clear #143319
Make a Medallion Photopolymer stamp set #143274
6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack #143831

Here is the video Demonstrators were able to see February 1st.

CLICK HERE to see a copy of the flyer

NOTE:  When you join Stampin’ Up! you can preorder NEW products up to one month BEFORE the NEW products are available to the public.  CLICK HERE for more joining information.  CLICK HERE to JOIN.  You get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products PLUS TWO STAMP SETS (not including Bundles or Sale-a-bration stamp sets).  You will also get at least a 20% discount on every order you place for yourself AND earn at least 20% from products you sell to others.  Come Join the FUN!!  Contact Me if you have any questions.

Happy Sale-a-bration!

Happy Valentine’s Day with lots of Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This Valentine card uses the Sweet and Sassy Hearts Framelits and the Love Notes Thinlits.  Enjoy all the Hearts for your Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lots of hearts Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sealed with Love Photopolymer #
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Big Shot:  Love Notes Framelits #142752
Sweet and Sassy Framelits $141707
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Stamping Sponge
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Prep all the pieces:
~Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the desired Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelit.
~Cut the Heart Border from a 1″ x 6″ piece of Real Red card stock
~Cut the opening Heart from Real Red card stock.
~Cut the two Arrows from the Silver Foil Sheet.  Put a folded sheet of printer paper over the foil sheet to protect it from getting marks transferred from your cutting pad.
~Sponge around the Whisper White Heart with Real Red ink if desired.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them.  Attach.  I used Tombow glue to attach everything.  Trim off the edges of the Heart Border strip if needed.
5.  Brush some Clear Wink of Stella onto all the red Hearts to add some sparkle.  Let dry.
6.  If desired, cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to put on the inside to write on.  Use a few stamps to decorate the edges.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My Valentine Box

This 3″x3″x3″ Valentine box is perfect for small gifts or lots of candy or a cupcake or other treat.
Valentine treat or gift boxSUPPLIES:
Boxes:  White Gift Boxes (Food safe)  #142000
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Tags & Labels Framelits  #138282
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper into four 2-3/4″ squares.  Attach to sides.  Cut 1″ strips for the top.  Attach the first strip diagonally down the center, then a strip on each side leaving a white strip in between each patterned strip.
2.  Sponge around the edges in Real Red ink if desired.
3.  Punch out the Bow Builder Punch twice from Red Glimmer Paper.  Put together with Glue Dots.  Attach to the lid with Glue Dots.
4.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with one of the Large Tags and Labels tag framelits.
5.  Cut 6″ of each the Real Red and Whisper White ribbon.  Put together and fold in half.  Put the fold through the tag hold and put the ends through the loop formed by the fold.  Pull tight.  Trim ribbon ends.
6.  Attach tag to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Fill with treat or small gift.

Have fun giving out your Valentine Treats and Gifts in this Valentine Box.

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

This sparkly Valentine Card uses Bloomin’ Heart die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper and the Sale-a-bration Metallic Silver Ribbon along with Real Red flowers and a Be Mine banner.
Sparkly Heart Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper
Falling in Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #142786
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration) #143601
White Perfect Accents  #138416
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wait to attach to card base until it is all decorated.
3.  Decorate:
~Attach 3 rows of ribbon to the front with SNAIL.  You can either run the SNAIL on the card front or on the back of the ribbon.  Wrap the ends around to the back and attach with SNAIL.
~Cut out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit.  It works best if you put the die on the white back of the Glimmer Paper to cut it out.
~Cut out two large flowers and three small flowers with the Flower Thinlits in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the flower shapes on the Gold Glimmer Paper Heart die cut.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Real Red flower .
~Stamp the Banner and greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them, then attach.
5.  Add the White Perfect Accents to the center of the flowers.
6.  Tie a bow and attach it with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
7.  If desired add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to write on.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Thank You Flower Tag Card

This Tag card is made with the Timeless Tags Bundle.  It is pretty quick and you get to color a little bit.
SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #144725:  That’s The Tag Photopolymer stamps + Timeless Tags Thinlits
Stamps:  *That’s The Tag Photopolymer #142918
Ink:  Rose Red
Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (12×12) #142788
Markers:  Rose Red
Cucumber Crush
Big Shot:  *Timeless Tags Thinlits #142755
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon #141428
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut out your Tag from Whisper White card stock and the Tag Thinlit with your Big Shot.
4.  Stamp Thanks So Much in Rose Red ink in the center of your Tag.
5.  Lay the flower stems stamp with flat side up on your tag.  Slightly curve the bottom of the stems to match the curve of your tag.  Hold in place while putting a block on top.
6.  Stamp the flower stems on the tag and the patterned paper with Memento ink.  You might want to reverse the way the flowers are stamped on the patterned paper.
7.  Color the flowers with your Rose Red Marker.  Color the stems and leaves with your Cucumber Crush Marker.
8.  Cut about 5-6″ of Ribbon and put through Tag hole.  It helps to fold the ribbon in half, then at the fold you fold the ribbon in half again so you can get it through the Tag hole.  Pull most of the way through, then put the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight.
9.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Tag and attach to card front.
10.  If desired, you can stamp and color the flowers on your envelope.

Enjoy making this Timeless Tag card!