Monday, April 8, 2013

Rain or Shine Pyramid Card (and last day for free shipping!)

We made this card in my February Stepped Up Cards Class. It is a pyramid card, and it does fold up and fit in an envelope. The Designer Builder Brad holds the flap in place when it's open (the card stock tucks behind) and you can slip it out and fold it closed.

(side view)
I think my favourite papers in the Spring Catalogue are the Sunshine and Sprinkles papers... they just make me happy! I also really like the Rain or Shine stamp set (with a wedding and baby shower in my families' near future, it will come in handy). The Itty Bitties stamped images work perfectly with the Designer Builder Brads too. The Free Shipping offer from Stampin' Up! ends today at midnight! Contact me if you want to place an order, or order online on my website.
Stamps: Rain or Shine, Itty Bitties
Inks: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Other: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Circles Big Shot Die, Designer Builder Brad, Circle Punch from Punch Pack

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Embossed Flower Hello

I saw this card by Betsy Veldman, and had to make a version with Stampin' Up! products... I just loved the look of the white stamped images on the black card stock with embossed flowers in multiple colours over top. We made this card in my March Stepped Up Cards class.

I used a ton of different stamp sets on this card... I was trying to get images that looked like they went together. I stamped the first layer of images with Whisper White Craft ink, heated with my Heat Tool until dry, then stamped one image at a time, sprinkled it with coloured embossing powders (Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango). Once all the images were stamped and covered with embossing powder, I heated them all at once with the Heat Tool. The label (from Apothecary Accents) was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink (stamped off once) with the chevron oval image from Oh, Hello and then the sentiment was stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink.

Stamps: Oh, Hello, Mixed Bunch, Papaya Collage, Flowering Flourishes, Betsy's Blossoms
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Stampin' Emboss Powders (Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango), Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestone

Friday, April 5, 2013

Free Shipping starts today!

Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed from April 6th until midnight April 8th!
I am drawing for a Mystery Hostess (Hostess dollars to spend on products of your choice) for orders placed with me by noon on Monday, April 8th. Receive a ballot for every $25.00 you spend! You can call or e-mail me your order or you can order online with the hostess code: TBMVXVCH. If you order online, you can choose Clearance Rack products, and the order will ship directly to you! After you add at least one product to your shopping bag, there will be a box in the bottom left corner for you to add your Hostess Code to.

I will contact the winner Monday afternoon so they can choose their free product.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! Colour Refresh!

Wow! I have to say I'm very excited that Stampin' Up! has announced this colour refresh... I'm super happy to see some of these past in colours return (happy dance for Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Pool Party and Island Indido), but a little sad that some will be discontinued (Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy... sniff, sniff). All of the Discontinued colours are only available while supplies last, so I definitely recommend you stock up on any favourite card stock and re-inkers you may need! This weekend is a great time to do that... there is FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed from April 6th to 8th. You can order online, or call/e-mail me with your order. I will be having a Mystery Hostess (hopefully at least $35.00 Hostess Dollars) from all orders placed by noon on Monday, April 8th. If you order online, and want to qualify for the draw, please use this Hostess Code: TBMVXVCH

so, here's what the new colour families will look like (click to view larger):
Discontinued Colours:
Regal Rose
Pretty In Pink
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Bravo Burgundy
Not Quite Navy
More Mustard
River Rock

Returning Colours:
Bermuda Bay
Calypso Coral
Wisteria Wonder
Pear Pizzazz
Soft Sky
Pool Party
Blushing Bride
Crushed Curry
Island Indigo

One brand new colour (yay!!!):
Smoky Slate

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This and That--Stampin' Up!'s New Product Line

I'm super excited about this sneak peek Stampin' Up! has given us of a new product line. It is available now (and you can save money with the bundle) and will be in the new catalogue in June! It's called This & That, and is great for scrapbooking all of life's little events and memorabilia, but can also be used as a creativity journal. I got mine yesterday, and I'm so excited about the possibilites. I think this would make a great gift for someone too!

You can see the product line and bundle in my online store HERE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Secret Garden Diamond Fold Card

This is one of the cards we made at my March Stepped Up Cards Class:

It is a diamond fold card (find the instructions to make the card base below), and features the Secret Garden stamp set and Framelits from the Spring Catalogue. I embossed the flowers with White Stampin' Emboss powder, then used Stampin' Write Markers and Blender Pens to colour them (the blue flower was done on card stock vellum). I embossed the sentiment with white as well.

Card Base instructions:  4” x 12” piece of card stock. Score @ 2”, 4”, 8” & 10”. With the Diagonal Scoring Plate for the Stampin’ Score, place the long edge of the base against the top edge. Score diagonally at 6”. Flip the card stock (other long side against the top) and score again at 6”. Turn the card stock over (back is now on top) and score diagonally at 6”. Turn the card stock 180 degrees and score again at 6”. This should create a diamond in the centre with an X on each side, and a rectangle at each end. Fold on the X score lines to create the card base.

Stamps: Secret Garden, Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration - not available)
Inks: VersaMark, Stampin' Write Markers (So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals)
Card stock: Primrose Petals Core'dination, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Card stock vellum
Other: Secret Garden Framelits, Distressing Tool, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Afternoon Daydream DSP