Playful Polka Dots and April 23 MDS Downloads

Today is the last day to claim your FREE Playful Polka Dots Download if you have “Liked” Stampin’ Up! on Facebook.   I have had this download since it came out.  I liked the Scrappin’ Kit so I also wanted the download.  Also there is a NEW MDS Promotion starting May 1st.  Check back here for details.

The Downloads today include:  FREE Playful Polka Dots Kit, Delight in the Day II Designer Series Paper, See You Next Year Photobook Template, and Two by Two stamp brush.  Remember, you can recolor any paper or embellishment if you don’t like the colors.  The item will be in monochromatic shades of the color you choose.  Photobooks are totally customizable.  You can move, delete, and add what you want to make the Photobook you are happy with.  All the gray squares are for photos.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24th the Retiring List comes out.  Check here for your Downloadable, Printable Copy!

Here is a card I made with the Playful Polka Dots Download.  The sentiment is from the Spring Fever Digital Kit.  The New Downloads for today are below the card.

Happy Digital Stamping!
Nendy

MDS Playful Polka Dots and Spring Fever

APRIL 23, 2013 MDS DOWNLOADS

FREE Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit  #126027  $FREE
Make your summer memories pop with our Playful Polka Dots Kit. These paper patterns and accents help you achieve flawless coordination with ease. The kit includes four Designer Series paper patterns, 55 embellishments, and a one-page 11″ x 8-1/2″ designer template.
Coordinating colors include: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red.
Playful Polka Dots Kit --Digital Download

Delight In The Day Ii Designer Series Paper – Digital Download  #134593  $4.95
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers
Features:
* A fresh new take on our classic paper from the Delight in the Day Photobook
Colors:   Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit
Delight In The Day II Designer Series Paper - Digital Download
See Ya Next Year Photobook Template – Digital Download  #134509  $17.95
Download includes:
* 26-page designer photobook template (11″ x 8-1/2″)
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 6 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments
* 3 punches
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Make your own yearbook customized with your activities and fun pictures throughout the school year and have your friends autograph it
Colors:   Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
See Ya Next Year Photobook Template - Digital Download
Two By Two Stamp Brush – Digital Download  #134537  $1.95
Download includes:  * 1-piece SVG stamp brush
Two By Two Stamp Brush - Digital Download

Cute and Quick Mini Album

This is a fun Mini Album to put pictures and mementos from a single event or weekend trip.  Choose your Designer Series Paper and your card stock colors and you have finished the hard part.  Cutting and assembly is quick and easy.  So grab your papers and your Paper Trimmer and let’s get started!  I will tell you what I used.  Tweak it to make you happy!  You can complete this Mini Album in about 15 minutes after you have chosen your papers and cut them.
Cute & Quick Mini Album

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Feel Goods w#129681  c#129684   digital #133272
A Round Array #133899 (Spring Surprise Bundle with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch)
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″) #129312
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits#125598
Punches:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle #127811
1″ Circle #119868
7/8″ Scallop Circle #129404
Other:  Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon
Hole Punch.  I used my Crop-a-dile.
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive
Simply Scored Tool #122334

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut two pieces each of Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Score and Fold.
~Primrose Petals #1:  3-1/4″
~Primrose Petals #2:  3-3/4″
~Summer Starfruit #1:  4-1/4″
~Summer Starfruit #2:  4-3/4″
3.  Line up and layer the scored lines together so you can see each piece is evenly layered as shown in picture.
4.  Mini Album Assembly.  Punch two holes on the score lines and even distance in from each scored edge.  Punch through all the layers at once if possible.  Thread your Ribbon through the holes and tie a knot.  Trim Ribbon ends if desired.
5.  Now for the Designer Series Paper.  I am numbering the pages for you so you know which page to put the Designer Series Paper on.  The top one is Page 1.
~Page 2.  3-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 4.  4-1/2″ x 4″
~Page 6.  5-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 8.  6-1/4″ x 4″
~Page 1.  Two scraps:  3/4″ x 4″AND 1″ x 4″
Adhere with SNAIL.
6.  Now to decorate the front of your Mini Album.  Stamp sentiment in Primrose Petals ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with the desired Label Framelit.  Choose the next larger Framelit and cut one out of Summer Starfruit.  Adhere the two pieces together with Dimensionals.    Position the layered labels on Page 1  Put Dimensionals on the Back part of the Labels that will touch the front cover.  You don’t want to adhere it to any other pages
7.  For the finishing touch.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Primrose Petals card stock.  Now punch a 1″ Summer Starfruit Circle.  Adhere these two layers with SNAIL.  Stamp your “A Round Array” image on Very Vanilla card stock.  (Oops!  It looks like I used Whisper White card stock!)  Punch out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle.  Adhere your sentiment with Dimensionals to the other punched layers.  Adhere to your Label Framelits with SNAIL.
8.  Now add your photos, mementos, doodles, and journaling.
9.  Now you can look at this Mini Album and enjoy some great memories!

Happy Album Making!
Nendy

Punch Art Birthday Bear Card

This cute little Punch Art Bear is fun to make and give Bear Lovers of all ages!  This is a quick card to put together if you have all the different punches.  The card front  is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder since Bears do LOVE Honey.

P.S.  The Retiring List comes out next Wednesday!!!!!  I can also Preorder some things from the NEW Catalog on Wednesday.  (One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!!)

I am counting down the days and wondering what wonderful NEW things will be in the NEW Catalog.  I am hoping for a couple of Hexagon Punches and some flocked Window Sheets like the ones in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday 2012 Catalog.  I always like new things to use with my Big Shot: Embossing Folders, Edgelits & Framelits, and Dies.  I am also excited to see if the NEW Returning Colors are the same as they were before.  I really liked a lot of them and kept the ink pads and a little bit of card stock.  (Of course I will have to get the NEW Ink Pads!)  Now I can compare.  The Designer Series Paper Stacks will be updated with the NEW Colors AND NEW Patterns!

I also found out today that if you join Stampin’ Up! between April 24 and May 30th you can choose Preorder items for your Starter Kit merchandise!!!

Well now that I have shared my excitement with you, let’s get back to our cute Punch Art Birthday Bear Card.
Punch Art Bear

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652  Digital #127597
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Early Espresso
Cumball Green
Basic Black
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle for head  #120906
3/4″ Circle for paws and ear insides  #119873
1″ Circle for Ears  #119868
1/2″ Circle for Eyes and Nose  #119869
Large Oval for face/snout  #19855
Other:  Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen  #105021
SNAIL or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Gumball Green card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla.  Run it through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your Gumball Green at 2-1/2″ x 3″.  Cut your Very Vanilla at 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink towards the lower left corner since the Bear will cover the upper right corner.  Adhere the Stamped Very Vanilla to the Gumball Green layer.  Lay on top of your card for now.  We will attach it after we have made and attached our Bear.
4.  Now to make your Bear.  Punch the pieces.
~Early Espresso: Head=2-1/2″ Circle, Ears=1″ Circle, Paws=3/4″ Circle
~Very Vanilla:  Face=Large Oval, Inner Ears=3/4″ Circles
~Basic Black:  Eyes and Nose=1/2″ Circle
5.  Assemble your Bear.  Adhere the Inner and Outer Ears together.  Adhere the Very Vanilla Face to the outer edge of the 2-1/2″ Circle Head leaving room at the top of the Large Oval Face to slip the Eyes under slightly.  Now position and adhere your eyes slipping the bottoms just under the Oval Face.  Add the Nose to the Face.  Now lay the Bear on the Sentiment and position both including deciding where to position the ears so everything will look nice AND fit inside the envelope.  Adhere the Sentiment.  Now adhere the Bear’s Ears to the Head.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the Bear Head and Ears.  Adhere to Sentiment and Card Front.  Now add the paws slipping them slightly under the Bear Head.  Now for the finishing touch.  Draw a “comma” on each eye with your White Gel Pen.  You can also draw on whisker marks around the nose if you want.  I like mine without.  Wahoo!!!  You have made a Really Cute Bear!!!
6.  Admire your cute little Bear!

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Hostess & Joining Promotion!

Hostess Offer available thru May 30, 2013.  Host a party of $350 or more and get $30 more in FREE Hostess Products!    This includes:
~Workshop Orders. 
 Schedule a Party or Private Class with me and include your friends.
~Customer Orders.  Contact me
 to place your order and get the Retiring Products you want.  (You must buy the whole $350 merchandise yourself with this option.)
~Online Orders.  
You can include Retiring and Clearance Products!  (You must buy the whole $350 merchandise yourself with this option.)
~Hostess Code.  Contact me so You and your friends can use the Hostess Code to have their Online Orders count towards your Hostess Benefits.  Take turns so you can ALL earn the Hostess Benefits!
~Join Stampin’ Up! and get an extra $30 of merchandise with your Starter Kit!  ($155 of merchandise for just $99!!)  Contact me for more details on Joining Stampin’ Up!  Or you can check HERE for more information.
~Note:  All Hostess Benefits Products must come from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and/or the Spring 2013 Catalog.  Retiring items are included.  Clearance items are not included.   (If I understand correctly.)

Happy Decisions!
Nendy

Oh Whale in the Sea Card

We made this Oh Whale Card in my Stamp Class on Friday.  This is a cute Children’s Card that can be used for any occasion.  I really enjoy the coordinating Clearlit to cut out the Whale and other little things like the fish and anchor.  My grandson was over last week as I was making this card.  He stamped and die cut his Whale.  We had to put on a Googly Eye instead of just leaving the the eye white.  I have included the numbers for the items I used that are also Digital for use with My Digital Studio.
Oh Whale Children's Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh Whale w#129129  c#129132  Digital #131462
Ink:  Pacific Point
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse Marker to color anchor
Melon Mambo Marker to color fish
Card Stock:  Pacific Point
Bashful Blue (Retiring)
Whisper White
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper #126922  Digital #130670
Big Shot:  Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022
Happy Whale Clearlits Die #129403
Other:  Dimensionals
SNAIL
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
(Optional) Oh Wave! Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel #130105 (Need Jumbo Handle #103661)

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pacific Point card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Bashful Blue card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Cloudy Day embossing Folder.  Adhere to your card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  If I am giving this to a child under 5-years-old I adhere everything with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your “Ocean Waves” Sunshine & Sprinkles paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Drag the edges on your Pacific Point ink pad to add some color and contrast.  Adhere to your Bashful Blue card front.  (Note:  There is a Jumbo Wheel that has waves that you can use instead of the Sunshine & Sprinkles paper.  Children do love using wheels so they could roll out the waves for you.)
4.  Stamp your Whale in Gumball Green on Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you leave enough room around the Whale so the other images can be cut out.  Now line up your Happy Whale Clearlit over your Whale and cut it out with your Big Shot.  Save the extra die cut images you want to use.  Adhere the Whale with either Dimensionals or Tombow Glue.
5.  Stamp the desired “Water Spout” image above the Whale using Pacific Point ink.
6.
 Color the die cut fish with Melon Mambo Marker (or desired color marker) and the die cut anchor with the Midnight Muse Marker.  Adhere with Tombow Glue.
7.  Admire your cute Whale card.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy

Island Indigo & Flower Fest Telescoping card

Here is a Telescoping Card I made using some of the new 2011-2013 In Colors.

Closed.

Open

Supplies:
Stamps:
  Flower Fest, Swirls & Curls Verses (Summer mini), Something to Celebrate (retired Occasions mini)
Cardstock:
Island Indigo (for Scallop Squares), Naturals White cut: 2 or 3 at
3-1/2″ square (the 3rd large square can go on the back of the large
scallop square for a note/money pocket) and 1 at 2-1/2″ square
Ink:
Basic Black, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Perfect Plum (Next time I
will use Elegant Eggplant so I can line it with Wisteria Wonder),
Wisteria Wonder
Markers:  Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder
Big Shot:  Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square, Bigz Scallop Square Duo
Embellishments:  Silver Brads

I was inspired by this card and video but wanted to try a square version:  http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/05/wow-card-telescoping-circles-video-big-shot-dawn-dostamping-stampin-up.html