Bike Ride Stamp Set

Did you see this new cute bundle in the Stampin’ Up! catalog called Bike Ride?  The Bike Ride stamp set has 24 images and its a 2-step stamping set where many of the images have an outline and then the filler.  Plus it has a coordinating set of framelits – Build a Bike Framelits Dies.

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My card was inspired by a door mat I found right around the time our new catalog started.

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I have this at my front door to greet everyone that comes to class.  I wonder how many realized we have a stamp set that matches.

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Spring Retreat Table Gifts

When you attend a Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip one of the really exciting parts of the trip are the pillow gifts that they give you.  On the trip each evening they leave a surprise on your bed.  It is such a fun thing that I wanted it to be a part of my retreats too.  In the beginning retreats were at my house and not everyone spent the night so I left them on each table at different times of the day – so I often call them pillow gifts but I should probably call them Table gifts.  Fun little surprises throughout the weekend – for me it’s so much fun to do these.

To start with I like to start the retreat with a table gift waiting when everyone arrives and I like for it to have each attendee’s name on it.  This year we started with a little cactus for everyone.

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This time the little succulents became a cactus.  These coordinated with the Friday Night Make&Takes.

Everyone received a little container made from Designer Series Paper filled with caramels. These also coordinated with our Friday night projects.

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Another table gift was this fun box filled with giant Hershey deluxe kisses!  Yum.

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This one coordinated with the Saturday projects – the bumble bee is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the tag is watercolor washed in the background.

I’ll share the rest of the table gifts in my next post.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to save the date for the Fall Retreat – Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2017.

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Spring Retreat Make&Takes

Well I’m really behind on sharing about the Spring 2017 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was a few months ago and I didn’t share about it on my blog then but I’m going to do that now.  And be sure to save the date for the Fall retreat – September 29-October 1.  I held the retreat at a beautiful cabin in the North Georgia Mountains.  I’m actually heading back up there later this month to host a Demonstrator Getaway Weekend.  It is so much fun to getaway for the weekend and be creative with friends.

At the Spring Retreat we had Make&Take projects for everyone there.  We had a project for Friday night and another one for Saturday.

For Friday night we stuck with a fairly simple project – a card and a little 3-D succulent.

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These use products from the Oh So Succulent Suite from the Occasions Catalog.  We used the Popcorn Box die and cut it shorter to create the container for the succulent.  The card uses 4 x 5-1/4 piece of designer paper that is cut at a diagonal.  You can mix and match the patterns from a pack of designer paper.  Everyone at the retreat got a piece of all the different patterns in the pack.

On Saturday we had a bigger project and taught 5 different water coloring techniques.  We used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and dies to create a set of 4 cards – each with a different technique and a card holder with a 5th technique.

Everyone also made a 3D project to match the cards using the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  Since I prepped everything ahead I did a ton of Big Shot cutting for this one!

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Inside the Window Box was a battery operated tea light – the back of the box opens up so you can turn on your light.  We strung a wire through so you could hang it from a hook somewhere.

The projects turned out great and everyone enjoyed making them and learning the new techniques.  I hope you can join me in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy 4th of July

It’s Independence Day here in the United States.  I wish you all a very happy 4th of July.

I have a little Red, White and Blue project for you.

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I’ve used several of my favorite new products from Stampin’ Up!

  • Wood Words Bundle – includes the Wood Words stamp set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine

Colors are Real Red, Whisper White and Dapper Denim – the perfect red, white and blue for this project.  Pick your favorite wood texture paper from the paper stack and cut the two pieces for your crate.  I used Tear & Tape to assemble.  Then I cut a piece of Real Red card stock to slip inside – its’ 3-1/4″ wide, 5″ long with a score line at 1-1/2″ on the long side.  Fold and slide in so it covers the bottom of the crate for some added support and the panel in the back – oh and I stamped the flowers across the back.

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I stamped stars and cut them out with the Framelits.  Use the 1/16″ handheld punch for two of them.  Fill a 3×6 cello bag with red, white and blue taffy and tie with the Baker’s Twine – attach a star to the end of the strings and then I also attached one to the front of the crate.

My Stamper’s Club got to make one at our last meeting.  If you want to join my monthly club please contact me for more info.  We meet in my classroom once a month.

A nice little treat for today!  Enjoy!

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A Little Wild with Embossing Paste

One of my favorite items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is the A Little Wild stamp set.  I just love the little elephant and I love that the animals have fronts and backs and the dies cut out both into a little tag.  You can use them like that or cut them apart.

And another one of my favorites is the new Embossing Paste.  That along with the dies and palette knives make it easy and fun to create interesting textured backgrounds.

For my card I paired them together – I created this for a swap card – so I’ve already made a whole stack of these.

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I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a small amount of the Embossing Paste.  I didn’t want full coverage on my card stock so I just smeared it through the mask where I wanted it.  Every card turns out just a little different.  The paste dries quickly if you are using a thin layer.  I wish you could feel the texture!

The little elephant was stamped on Shimmery White card stock and then I watercolored with Soft Sky ink using my Aquapainter.  I also lightly watercolored on the cloud – which is really the Pretty Label punch.  I finished the card with some Pool Party Baker’s Twine around the Crumb Cake Layer.

You can get the A Little Wild stamp set as part of a bundle with the Little Loves Framelit Dies.  Be sure to look for bundles throughout the catalog – they save you 10%.

Here is a little video from Stampin’ Up! –

Super cute!

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Pick a Pattern Birthday

One of my favorite new dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog is the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies.  It comes bundled with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Besides the new In-Colors that I have been showing you since the catalog started this die is my most used item so far.  Here is another card I made – actually I made this one first and then the one using the In-Colors which is the exact same layout.

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This one uses a different Designer Paper which is where the color combination came from.  I think these colors are more suited to a guy or a pre-teen/teen aged birthday.  This paper is the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper.  It has lot of fun hand-drawn patterns and detailed images and some bright colors. I used the Crushed Curry pattern with the fun circles and paired it with Sahara Sand and Basic Black.

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It’s a quick and easy card design – just alter your designer paper piece and choose coordinating colors for the card stock and twine.  You could actually make this card with no stamping at all if you just use the die.  I added the little “belated” stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Thanks for visiting today.  I have my oldest son in town from Seattle for a few days and the middle one is here too.  We have some family time schedule for this weekend.  I hope you all do the same.

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And Finally Lemon Lime Twist

And Finally Lemon Lime Twist

And finally the last color in the 2017-2019 In-Color Collection is Lemon Lime Twist!

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All 5 of these new In-Colors come in your basics – Card Stock, Ink, Refills, and Stampin’ Write Markers.  Plus the added embellishments – like ribbon, the Itty Bitty Bows, and the Designer Paper.

Now some more about Lemon Lime Twist:

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Lemon Lime Twist is our new party color!  It’s fun, a bit loud and kind of neon.  We don’t really have anything like it in our existing colors.  You might not be so sure about it in the beginning but I bet you will love it once you have used it.

Here is a card I made – it really pops against the black:

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I created this card layout for a swap I was in but originally made it with some different designer paper and colors.  I needed a card that showcased one of the new In-Colors and I decided to use the same layout and switch out the colors.  I really love the pop of the Lemon Lime Twist against the Black.

I’ve also used a couple of other new products – the Happy Birthday Thinlits die and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  You can even order these two as a bundle and save 10%!

Here is a peek at this project in all 5 of the In Colors.

 

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Do you have your copy of the new catalog yet?  Email me at monikastamp@comcast.net  I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you don’t already have one.

If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

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