February 20, 2013

Crop-A-Thon to Stamp Out Diabetes

 
It's a Crop-A-Thon to Stamp Out Diabetes.  Please join me and the Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta this Saturday, February 23rd from 8:00am to 5:00pm as we work towards stamping out diabetes.  Join the fun at an all day scrapbooking and crafting event.  Join me at 9:00 for a FREE card making class.
For all the details, CLICK HERE.  Hope you can join us!
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Helene 

February 19, 2013

Need a Little Organization in Your Craft Room?

Stamps, punches, ribbons, adhesives, scissors, oh my! Let the New My Digital Studio Download Label This Craft Room Designer Template (#133266) bring organization to your creative chaos.  And, get the FREE Label This Designer Template (#133267) digital download to organize your craft room with all the Stampin' Up! colors, even the retired ones!

Label This Craft Room Designer Template -- Digital DownloadFree Label This Designer Template -- Digital Download
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Great Day!
Helene











February 17, 2013

Butterfly Trio Birthday Card

The bright colors of the Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point card stocks really make this card pop!  Although it was created as a birthday card, this card could easily be used as a "thinking of you" or a thank you card simply by changing the stamped sentiment.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamp: Sketched Birthday (#130426 - Sneak Peak! Product available in upcoming catalog)
Ink:Tangerine Tango (#126946)
Paper: Pacific Point (#111350), Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock (#129321), Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (#127540 - Sale-A-Bration FREE product)
Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch (#129406), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (#119861), Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder (#129378), Stampin' Sanding System (#129367)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

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February 15, 2013

Everyone Loves a Sneak Peak and FREE Paper!

So here's a little sneak peak at an upcoming stamp set called "Sketched Birthday" that will be available in new annual catalog this coming summer.  I know it's kind of early but I loved making this card and wanted to share it with you.  The colorful patterned paper is from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Collection that is one of the 19 FREE products that can be earned during Sale-A-BrationCLICK HERE to learn more about Sale-A-Bration.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamp: Sketched Birthday (#130426 - available 6/1/13)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (#122926), Very Vanilla (#101650), Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (#127540), Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005)
Inks: Rich Razzelberry (#126950), Lucky Limeade (#126984)
Tools: 1 3/4" Scalloped Punch (#119854), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Embellishments: Stampin' Glitter (#102023)


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Helene


February 13, 2013

Birthday Card for the Guy in Your Life

Here's a quick and simple birthday card to make for the guy in your life.  The different colored and sized circles make it fun and whimsical.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: 
Stamp: Happy Birthday Single Stamp (no longer available but any Happy Birthday stamp will do!)
Paper: Marina Mist (#119682), Real Red (#102482), Summer Starfruit (#126839)
Ink: Basic Black (#126980)
Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (#119850), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (#119861), 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873), Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (#127003), Big Shot (#113439)
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

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February 11, 2013

Video Tutorial - Reverse Masking Technique

Follow along with Brandi Barnard from Stampin' Up! as she teaches how to do "Reverse Masking" Technique while making an adorable butterfly card.
Can I just I love the Big Shot! I use it for almost all my papercrafting projects.  If you don't know about, you're in for a real treat.  The Big Shot is die-cutting machine. There's just so much you can do with it from embossing, to cutting, or cutting, scoring and perforating at the same time.
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine - by Stampin' Up!
To order your Big Shot, CLICK HERE!

February 8, 2013

Pack Your Crafting Bag!

 
Pack your crafting bag because you're about to go on a creative journey with the new Sent With Love clear mount stamp set,  coordinating Designer Series Paper and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.  It's the perfect trio to journal you travels!  Available Feb. 1st thru April 30th.  Purchase each separately or all three bundled together for a 20% discount!
Sent With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Sent With Love Designer Series Paper 
Calypso Coral Bakers Twine 
Click Here to View Details in PDF
 
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Great Day!
Helene


February 7, 2013

Video Tutorial - Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder

Follow along with Stampin' Up!'s Brandi Barnard as she shows you how to make two very simple yet adorable cards using the Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder that's available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  Then, check out another card below that I made using the same folder but with a twist.
I made this "Thanks" card also using the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  With this card, I used a technique called "deboss" or "reversed emboss."  It simply means to emboss by using the reverse side of the folder to create an indented rather than a raised impression.  I love all the bright colors in this card.  The patterned paper is from Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Ribbon & Button Pack.  Both are also available FREE during Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual sale - Sale-A-Bration.  Check out below to see how you can get all 19 products for FREE!
Vine Street Embossing Folder Thanks Card
It's Sale-A-Bration Time!  Now through March 22nd!
CLICK HERE to learn how to get all 19 products for FREE


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February 5, 2013

Best of 25 Years...February

February's Best of 25 Years stamp collection is all about love.  Collect at least six "Best of 25 Years" stamp sets and get one free!  (see info below)
Click to View Flyer in PDF

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95
  • While one Best of stamp set will be released each month (with a new theme each month), all the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only. 
  •  To get your FREE stamp set, a value up to $14.95 (with the purchase of six), simply download the Collector's Card and adhere the "proof of purchase" sticker that comes with each stamp set.  Free stamp set must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
Be a part of the celebration by collecting all 12 stamp sets!
Visit my ONLINE STORE to order your Best of 25 Stamp Sets. 
 

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Great Day!
Helene


February 4, 2013

Bitty Butterfly Valentine's Card

 Butterfly Valentine Card with Vintage Appeal

The vintage look of the lacy brocade embossing on the base very vanilla layer coordinates wonderfully with the scrolls in the happy Valentine's stamp.  The pearl jewels add a nice touch to the center of the bitty butterflies.
Itty Bitty Butterfiles Valentines Day Card

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: You Are Loved (#123777 - W, #123779 - C)
Ink: Real Red (#126949), Blender Pen (#   ), Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker (#123002)
Paper: Real Red (#102482), Pool Party (#122924, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (#129309)
Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch (#129406), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (#127819)
Embellishments:  Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (#122975) , Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)

More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Helene


February 2, 2013

Valentine's is coming. Don't blow it.

Hey Guys,
As a guy, it’s not always easy to express yourself. You know you want to say it, but you just don’t know how. That’s why Stampin' Up!  created the Dude, You’re Welcome! Kit. Quickly build a card that says just what you want it to say, whether it’s “#%&@!” because you messed up (when does that happen?), for a Special Occasion (you know the occasion), “I _____ You” (love, adore, miss, see?), or a simple “Thank You.”  So, here's a quick and easy way to remember Valentine's Day for that special someone in your life!  Watch this video then click the link below to order the Dude, You’re Welcome! .  It's that easy...
Here's what comes in the Kit:
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
CLICK HERE to shop my online store to order your Dude, You're Welcome stamp set in time for Valentine's Day!
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Helene 

February 1, 2013

Hearts a Flutter Valentine's Day Card and Treat Bag


Hearts a Flutter Valentines Day Card and matching Gift Bag
Here's a matching Valentine's Day treat bag and card I made with the Hearts a Flutter Bundle (that's the Hearts of Flutter stamp set and the Hearts a Flutter framelits).  When you purchase a bundle, you save 15%.  I love that!  I used the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper with the coordinating Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Pool Party card stocks.  To complete the project I add the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, a bit of bling and some ribbon.

Here are all the stamps and coordinating framelits in the Hearts of Flutter Bundle.

And, here are all the pretty patterns that come in the More Amore Speciality Designer Series Paper.
Hearts of Flutter Bundle (131097)
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (129309)
Card Stock: Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Real Red (126949)
Embellishments: Paper Doilies (129399), Organza Ribbon (114319), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)