Friday, May 30, 2014

Quatrefancy Stripes

As the Stampin' Up! catalog year draws to a close, you may find yourself with some very small pieces of  patterned paper.  Don't throw them in the trash! Use them up... so you can justify buying NEW patterned paper when the new catalog is available :)
This card uses some very small strips of Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper.

Here is how to make a similar piece to be used on a card or embellish a scrapbook page.  Simply gather your scraps- strips of varying width look nice.  Maybe add a coordinating solid color of cardstock and use the scallop edge punch on one side.  Use a scrap piece of cardstock about 4 by 5 1/4 inches as your base.  Adhere your strips to your base in a pleasing manner.  Run this through the Big Shot using the Top Note die.  Trim the edge where it looks perforated all around.  Cut a piece of cardstock using the Top Note Die (I used Strawberry Slush), and layer the two pieces together.
The base of the card uses the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder for a bit of fun.  The sentiment is from the Express Yourself Hostess set, and is already sold out.
Remember, the Quatrefancy paper is available through June 1, or when supplies run out...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Moving Box Card

A card should be fun to open...

This one opens like a moving box, but it is more fun than moving :)
To make this card, cut one piece of paper in half top to bottom, and another in half side to side. Then trim 1/8 inch more from where you just cut.  Score the skinnier piece 2 3/4 from each end, score the thicker piece 2 1/8 from each end.  Layer them in the center and fold them in.
The Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper is a colorful burst of energy on this card.  It coordinates with the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic Punch.  The stamps and paper will be available in the next catalog- the paper will not!  Don't miss out :) Retiring items are available through June 1, or when supplies run out...
The "hello" sentiment from the Perfect Pennants and the layer of cardstock under it are cut out in a snap using the Banners Framelits dies.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Twin Starburst Cards

Don't throw out your scraps! These cards were made from leftover strips of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper from yesterday's card.  When I teach a class I often have extras just in case, and I like to challenge myself to find a new way to use the pieces I have already cut.

The card with the window hole created by the Starburst Framelits leaves you with a cool piece you can add to another card!  Someone in the class left their pieces behind, so don't be surprised if I use them as accents on a scrapbook page...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good Thoughts

Here is a card that you could use for almost anything!
                                                                Cute on the outside...

                                                          to open!

Love that Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper- get it before it is gone!  Retiring items are available through June 1, or when supplies run out.  The ruffled ribbon is already gone, but the stamp set Perfect Pennants will be contiunue to be available in the next catalog.

I have used this card layout before- in this card for my niece:
When you find something you like, run with it! It may be a card layout, color combination or technique. Be inspired by these things and put your own twist on an original creation- even if you are inspired by something you made yourself :)
Check out the new Weekly Deals- alweays something exciting...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Amazing new deals!

This is the shopping spree you have been waiting for! Three amazing new deals...
Paper Pumpkin Deal-Get 50% Off June's Kit (posted by Stampin' Up! may 21)
Yesterday afternoon we sent an e-mail to demonstrators who aren't currently Paper Pumpkin subscribers offering them half off of June's kit if they subscribe before May 23. Because of an innocent miscommunication here at the home office, some demonstrators were told that the deal was intended for customers as well. While that wasn't our original intention, we are happy to share the deal with all of you and any customers you want to tell about it. Check out Shelli's invitation below, and make sure to sign up by this Friday!
What: 50% off June's kit
When: Subscribe by Friday, May 23
Where: or call 1-800-STAMPUP
How: Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL

Retired List

Retired List Blowout Sale (posted May 20, 2014)
Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available for the until June 4, 2014. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!

1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
Price: $7.95$5.96
Basic Gray 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Price: $4.95$3.71
Blushing Bride 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Price: $4.95$3.71
Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Price: $5.95$4.46
International Bazaar Photobook Template -- Digital Download
International Bazaar Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: $14.95$8.97
Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template -- Digital Download
Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template - Digital Download
Price: $17.95$10.77
Pear Pizzazz 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon
Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Price: $6.95$5.21
Whisper White 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Price: $4.95$3.71
Wild Wasabi 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Price: $4.95$3.71

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Project Life- School Pictures

I am loving the little cards in the Project Life package!
In fact, I am loving layering the little cards over the big cards!

 The colors for patterned paper, cardstock photo mats and small embellishments are straight from the cards.  The colors make coordinating a snap- here the Project Life is paired with the quatrefancy designer series paper. 

Those little chevrons and the "yay" come from the circle card thinlet die

This Project Life card set and a package of embellishments and stamps are available now-
click here to shop!  The quatrefancy paper is on the retiring list  and will be available until the beginning of June, or when supplies run out.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Weekly Deals

Check out this week's deals by clicking here.  Some of these items are also on the retiring list, and when they are gone, they are gone...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Project Life- Flower Girls

Stampin' Up! is pairing with Becky Higgins to bring you Project Life! If you are not yet familiar with Project Life, the idea is that you can get your scrapbooking done very quickly, without a lot of fuss, by simply slipping your photos and the Project Life cards into pockets in your divided page protector.  You can learn more about this by clicking here
I prefer to have the freedom to design my page without the divided page protectors, so that I can use any size or layout configuration that I might want.  BUT, here is the thing- the products are made by Stampin' Up!, so they coordinate with all of our other products!  The colors are the same as our inks, cardstock, designer series paper, embellishments.....
This page pulls out the crushed curry color with the Eastern Elegance designer series paper as the base of the page and a background for the title card. 

The ink for the label shape from Everything Eleanor also is crushed curry, as is the center of the flower colored with the blender pen. The flowers and bird are from this set as well.
The color on the flowers coordinates with the color on the cards.

A sneak peek of Project Life products is available now by clicking here.  Look for even more products to become available with our new catalog starting the beginning of June.

Monday, May 12, 2014

I Am Me- a special deal!

Have you seen the I Am Me designer series paper? No? Well here it is...
Lots of graphic designs, travel-themed images, fun colors.  It is retiring at the end of the month, AND it is on sale this week in the Weekly Deals!  Click here to see what else is on sale through tomorrow. 

This scrapbook page takes advantage of all the paper has to offer: patterns, colors, and coordination with other products from Stampin' Up!

This paper pairs beautifully with the Wanderlust photopolymer stamp set...

...which, in turn, pairs beautifully with the paper punches, such as the chevron border, hexagon, circles and the starburst framelit from the occasions catalog.
As if that weren't enough, a coordinating card to make you swoon...

All of these items and more are available through my website.  Click here to shop at any time.