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I created this card layout for a swap I was in but originally made it with some different designer paper and colors.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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Are you ready with your shopping list?  SHOP NOW 

A new JUNE promotion for hostesses – you can earn an extra $35 in free product – contact me to schedule your party and earn enough to get these new In Colors for free!

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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Thanks for visiting today!

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Introducing Tranquil Tide

Introducing Tranquil Tide

The next color I’m introducing in the 2017-2019 In-Color Collection is Tranquil Tide.

 

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I meant to showcase this photo with the Itty Bitty Bows with the Fresh Fig color that used these bows but I got my photos all mixed up.  So even though today’s card doesn’t use these little bows I wanted to show them to you.  They are pre-tied and self-adhesive and will be fun and easy to add to your projects.

Now some more about Tranquil Tide:

 

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Tranquil Tide is an interesting blue green color and seems to take on a slightly different look depending on the other colors around it.  It will be interesting to use it with different combinations of colors.   It’s also featured in one of the little frames.  The idea was from a card I saw online.  I love how the design showcases each of the new In-Colors.

Here is a card I made:

 

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This card might look familiar to you.  I took the idea from the catalog and just made a few changes.  I’ve used Tranquil Tide card stock, one of the Tranquil Tide prints from the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack. And the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon – it’s really soft.

I’ve also used a couple of other new products – the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

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

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Are you ready with your shopping list?  SHOP NOW 

A new promotion for hostesses – you can earn an extra $35 in free product – contact me to schedule your party and earn enough to get these new In Colors for free!

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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Thanks for visiting today!

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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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Notes for everyone

At the end of April I held a Sale-a-Bration Celebration event for my customers and my downline.  It was an event that they had to qualify to attend – they were able to see some sneak peeks of new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Everyone made a few projects, had some snacks, we played Bingo for fun prizes and I made everyone a little gift.  I made them a little note holder.

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I used the thick card board pieces that come in some of our designer series paper packs and cut the card board into 5″ x 3″ pieces.  Then I cut pieces of Designer Paper to cover one side of the card board.  Each notebook has a front and a back.  I cut regular printer paper to put on the inside.  I used my old crop-a-dile to punch a hole through the cardboard and paper and added a ring to hold it all together.

To decorate the front I cut letters using the Large Letters Framelits – NOTE – from coordinating card stock.  I used the Blossom Builder punch to punch a little flower and glued it on the O and added a pearl to the center.  I tied some matching ribbon on the ring.  A cute and useful little gift for everyone.

I made all different ones using up lots of my paper that I had left.  I let everyone that came to the event pick one out as they arrived.  Those that were unable to attend – you have a packet coming in the mail – they went out today.  They should all have plenty of space to write down what they want from the new catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Popcorn Munchies

I recently had a retreat for my Stamper’s Club.  A weekend getaway at a cabin in the north Georgia mountains.  It is fun to spend time with our girlfriends – we can be there for each other, get away from what is going on at home and be creative at the same time.  One of my favorite things is to make them little gifts that I can surprise them with throughout the weekend.  I do this at all my retreat type events and its so fun.  In fact in June I’m hosting a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Getaway weekend – so if you are close to or willing to travel to the North Georgia area for a weekend getaway let me know and I’ll get you the information.

Today I want to share the Popcorn Munchie treats I made for everyone.  Well I didn’t make the popcorn – another friend of mine did that – she actually does this as her full time business and has a popcorn stand in the Atlanta area.  I was able to get some bags of caramel corn from her and used them at my retreat.

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It’s fun to take a store bought treat and give it a makeover with our Stampin’ Up! supplies.  For these popcorn bags I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (its retiring) and pulled out the Real Red Striped paper and cut and scored some strips the width of my bags to make a topper.

I used the Ready To Pop stamp set and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to decorate my topper. I used Whisper White and Real Red card stock and some Real Red ink for the labels.  I decided to add some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (it’s retiring) tied around and in a bow to finish it off.  It was fairly quick – i used my stapler to staple the striped paper to the top of the bag and then covered that with my label.

By the way the Ready to Pop Bundle – which includes the stamp set and the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies is on the retiring list – it will save you 10% if you order now instead of later.  They will both be in the new catalog but not as a bundle.

Did you know that?  When Stampin’ Up! releases a new bundle it will be available for a limited time – the length of the catalog it was released in.  Then if the items are still available after that they are no longer offered as a bundle.  The catalogs are filled with bundles so be sure to look for those and save!

Thanks for popping in today!  Ha Ha – get it?  I’m really not funny at all – so when I think of something funny I have to point it out!  And if you tell me a joke and I look at you funny it’s not you or your joke – it’s usually me – I normally just don’t get it – my family teases me about that all the time.

See ya!

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