Something Old, Something New – 2 more days!

Only 2 more days!!

Just 2 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire!  Don’t miss some great products – Gorgeous Grunge is one of my most used stamp sets and the Star Framelits and star punch are retiring – that one still baffles me.  So if you want the stars get them now.

2 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Ordering begins June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  If you don’t have your new catalog yet let me know.

Here is another Something Old project for you:

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This uses the Cool Treats Suite from the Occasions catalog.  This sweet is perfect for summer!  And luckily the stamp set and the framelits are staying – but the two bundled together will retire – so save 10% by ordering them as a bundle now.  The fun Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper is also retiring. The Watermelon Wonder is one of our retiring In-Colors and it is in this paper – I used the card stock to make the little strawberries – aren’t they the cutest!  Some other items in the suite are the washi tape and Sprinkles Embellisments – those will be retiring too.  If you go to the Stampin’ Up! FB page the Artisan Design team had a bunch of projects with this suite.

 

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And today’s something new project –

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How about this fun, bright, birthday card!  It features one of our brand new In-Colors called Lemon Lime Twist!  I used the card stock and a piece of the new Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack for this card.  This new color on the Basic Black just pops!  I also used a brand new bundle – Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle – it’s one that you might overlook in the catalog.  It includes this awesome Happy Birthday Thinlits die – I love the font and the size of it.  And there is a stamp set that you can use with it – that’s where the word BELATED comes from.  I think I need a whole big stack of these cards since I’ve missed lots of birthdays since the beginning of the year.

Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June.  If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Something Old, Something New – 3 days!

Only 3 more days!!

3 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire!  Hurry it’s your last chance to order products from them – so if you have been waiting do it now!

3 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Lot’s of great new products in this new catalog – my wish list is long!! Everyone can order beginning June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  Do you have your catalog yet?  I have copies here for my Stamp Club members and regular class attendees and I’ve mailed out catalogs too.  If you didn’t get yours let me know.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator already – I’d love to be yours.

Now for some projects to share with you – I’ve decided to do a few posts to count down these last few days that I’m calling Something Old, Something New.  So here we go – today’s something old project:

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Its the lovely Succulent Garden Suite from the Occasions catalog.  The succulents are quite trendy right now.  I know I see them every day on the Ellen show on her table.  And I’ve seen some pretty realistic looking creations made with these stamps, dies and card stock.  Hurry and get these goodies before they are gone – the Oh So Succulent stamp set, Succulent Framelits Dies, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and cardstock pack.  A couple of the retiring colors are in this suite so be sure to get cardstock and ink in those colors too – Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.

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And today’s something new –

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I love this new bundle – Colorful Season Bundle – it’s a stamp set and coordinating Thinlits dies that are perfect for every season of the year.  These are part of a suite called Color Theory – and I used just a little peek of the Designer Paper on this card.  You are going to love this bundle & suite and be able to use them all year long!

Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June.  If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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The Easter Bunny is coming

Easter is quickly approaching and this will be the first one where I won’t have any of my three boys here with us.  No nieces or nephew around either.  No little kids.  It’s going to be a grown up Easter lunch.  I’m also not hosting this year – we will be going to Greg’s cousin’s on Sunday instead.  So even though I didn’t need any invitations or treats for Easter baskets I did create a few Easter things this year.  I previously shared the little box with the chocolate carrot – now here is a bunny card.  I actually made two version using slightly different colors.

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This is the second one I made using Pumpkin Pie card stock and Peekaboo Peach ribbon.  It matched the little box.

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This was actually the first one I created and it uses So Saffron for his hat and a Mint Macaron bow.

Here are some tips for these cards:

  • The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3″ wide.
  • Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp using Sahara Sand ink – but stamp off once on your grid paper so that it’s really light.
  • The hat is a 3″ square also stamped with the Hardwood stamp and glued to the top of the card.
  • The brim of the hat is a 4-1/4″ strip, stamped and put on with dimensionals.  This makes your card 4-1/4″ wide and still fits in a medium sized envelope.
  • I used the Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp his whiskers – its the flower stem – i just inked half of it and stamped three time on each side of a hand drawn mouth
  • Eyes are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the small leaf die.
  • Nose is the tip of the Medium star punch.
  • Ears are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the long leaf die.  And then hand drew with a marker for the inside of the ears.
  • Add a bow with a glue dot.

A fun card that goes along with some of the other “pallet” cards I’ve made in the past.

The retiring list is now out – be sure to shop online for your favorites – including this Basket Bunch set and dies – they are retiring!!  SHOP NOW.

Happy Easter!

Monika Davis

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Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Hello!  I created this cute project for Easter and decided to make a video to show how I made it.  It’s not perfect – in fact I didn’t do any editing on the video at all – so sorry about the little outburst from the dogs in the middle.  Hopefully I explained it enough so that it makes sense to everyone.  Below I’ll include a list of the supplies that I used.

I had this project in my mind because of the little carrot in the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Every Easter I buy these little chocolate carrots and wanted to make something combining them with the stamp set.  I almost got upset when I couldn’t find the chocolate carrots at the store – I though oh no I finally have an idea and they have stopped making them!  But I found them at my grocery store and when I went back yesterday they had even more than the first time I went.  Anyway here is my little project –

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I used part of the packaging that the candy comes in – it holds the carrot inside my little box.  I explain that in the video but here are a few photos too.

Here is the video for you – I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

Supply List:

  • Basket Bunch stamp set & die Bundle #144731
  • Cucumber Crush card stock #138335
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Tear & Tape #138995
  • Big Shot #143263
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
  • In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 2015-2017 set #138333 and 2016-2018 set #141393
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #131259
  • Stampin’ Trimmer #126889

For the Markers I used Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

Products are available to order in my online store: SHOP HERE

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Birthday Stamp a Stack

Last weekend I held a Birthday Stamp a Stack class it was lots of fun and everyone left with a stack of birthday cards ready to mail out.

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There were three card designs using the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Everyone made 4 of each of the cards.  We embellished the cards with Bakers Twine, Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer paper.

I also showed everyone an idea for decorating the Gold Card Tin that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration.  I included the die cuts and paper for them to use on their own tins.

 

Here is a suggested list of items you could order to complete this project and get the Tin for free.

  • Balloon Adventures stamp set #142823 $26  (or get the bundle with the dies which is $53)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack #142744 $10
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609 $18
  • Card Tine #143833 FREE

Everyone at the class also received a little treat from me.  Here is the whole ensemble showing just one of each card.

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Do you need a quick Valentine Treat?

Do you need a quick Valentine Treat idea?

I have one for you.  I pulled out my 6×6 Sending Love Paper Stack and just cut the sheets in half to make these candy wraps.

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Take the 3″ x 6″ piece of paper and adhere the two ends together.  Tie a piece of twine around the top – I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  And add a little tag.

Slide the candy inside – you can use glue dots to hold it in place.  I put Reeses Peanut Butter hearts inside of mine.  Very quick and you could make a whole stack for a class from the Sending Love Paper Stack.  Enjoy!

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Love is in the Air

Last Friday was my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  I try to offer a variety of card choices at this class each month so that everyone can make the cards that the need coming up.  Well as we all know February is coming and that means Valentine’s day is coming.  I am not offering a class specific to Valentine’s day this year so I’ve been trying to sprinkle in some loved themed cards here and there and especially in my card class.

I find that I tend to come up with cards I really like at the very last minute before I need them.  Maybe when I have more time I keep changing and adding and over thinking it and when I’m pressed for time it’s just done because it has to be.  Well this creation is one of those.  As I got up Friday morning for my card class and looked over my selection of cards I realized I really should have one more Valentine choice.  So I ran to my craft room and created this just before class started.

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I really do love quick and simple cards.  And this one came together just like that!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack #142733 $10
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 $30
  • Suite Sentiments stamp set #142968 $28 (wood mount) – it also comes in clear mount
  • Confetti Hearts Border punch #137415 $22
  • Sweetheart punch #133786 $16
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine #134576 $3

Plus the Big Shot, Basic Black ink Real Red cardstock and adhesives.

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are one of my favorites and we have them in stock!  They are awesome and match up beautifully to our layering circles, squares and oval framelits too.

You can order any time at my online store – click here.  And don’t forget right now you can choose a free item with every $50 that you spend.

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