Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Markers You Can Buy Individually!

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
 130034 $28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903 $3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Ready. Set. Send.

Here is a new, limited time promotion that Stampin' Up! is offering, if anyone is interested in buying the cards.

Ready. Set. Send.
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Everyone loves receiving handmade cards. Now you can give them without the fuss of making them. With Ready. Set. Send. cards we've already done the work for you! Just grab a card, write a quick note, and off it goes. Your friends and family will love your handcrafted cards!

Box includes:
* 5 birthday cards
* 5 thank-you cards
* 10 Whisper White envelopes

Link HERE if you would like to order this.

Now, I will tell you that if any of your are interested in buying handmade cards, I will be more than happy to make and sell you cards, with envelopes, that I make.  Just send me an e-mail or leave a comment and I will be more than happy to help you!  Mary

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Clearance Rack Items

Yesterday they updated the Clearance Rack with new items, HERE is a link for you too look at what they updated.

Sorry I don't have a card to share with you today, I was busy yesterday working and running errands with the hubby, hopefully on Friday I'll have one to share, but it is going to be a very busy week for me, so we shall see.  Thanks for understanding and dropping in to see me :).   Mary

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hearts A Flutter

Hello to all of you, I hope you had a great week-end.  Yesterday was my Dad's 86th birthday, and he is doing very well too!  Still mows the lawn and goes for a walk everyday.

Today I want to share two cards with you, one in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party.  I saw these same cards, different colors and sentiment over on Pinterest.  HERE.  Now I didn't need any baby cards so I made mine into birthday cards.  I used the new Press Clay and the molds to make the button and flower on both cards, I let them dry overnight, then I colored them with my markers.  I also applied some Crystal Effects too see what they would look like with some shine to them and I think it makes them look like real buttons.  When the clay is dried, it is very pliable, so hopefully they will go though the mail just fine.  Now I don't have ribbon in the colors I used, so I took a 1/4" of card stock to cover my edges.  Works in a pinch, you could even stamp on the strip too.

Products used:

Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banner and Hearts A Flutter
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots
Paper Doilies
Bitty Banners Framelits
Simply Pressed Clay
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds
Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party Bakers Twine (both retired)
Glue Dots

Well, there you have it, I hope you enjoyed the cards that I shared with you today, have a great day!  Mary

Friday, June 21, 2013

Label Love

Good Friday to all of you!  It has been a very nice, slow, relaxing week for me, just what I needed too!

Today I want to share a card with you that I'm mailing to my friend who just became a first time grandmother on Wednesday, Hi Patti!!  I know she is over the moon about her new little granddaughter !  I've seen a few pictures of her on Facebook and she sure is a cutie too!    I found this card over on Pinterest.  Now mine is not exactly the same, because, well, I didn't have the same sentiment stamp set or the same ribbon either.  I did use what I had, the same card stock and the Mosaic Madness stamp set and punch.  The ribbon is the 3/8" Pleated Satin ribbon from awhile ago, now retired, but by putting half of it under the Blushing Bride card stock, it almost looks like the new ribbon in the catalog!  Oh lucky me, I held onto my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz card stock, ink pads and re-inkers when they retired awhile back, but are now back in the new catalog, saved some money, yea!  But the green on this card is the new Pistachio Pudding, the blue is the new Soft Sky, I think they go together very well! I also used the 7/8" scallop punch, I'm always amazed had how well Stampin' Up! does this with their stamps in using the many different items they offer so that you use them many times over!  I also you the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch pack and added some rhinestones too.  Stampin' Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment and the mosaic pieces as well.  Click on the picture to get a closer look.

You can see the original card HERE.

I hope you all have a safe, enjoyable week-end, thanks for stopping by too!   Mary

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

By The Tide

Well, I hope everyone is fine today, I'm enjoying some down time this week and having fun playing in my craft room too!

This is a card that I found over on the Stampin' Up! demonstrators website, and just fell in love with it!  So I followed the trail to the fellow demonstrator website HERE.  The background (water part) is done doing a technique called Bouncing Brayer.  So off to YouTube to find a video or two to watch to see how it's done.  Now SU no longer sells their glossy paper and some demos have stated that the photo paper will not work, but I'm here to tell you that photo paper (the kind you use in your home printer to make photos with) will most certainly work or at least the Epson paper I have does!  Now in the card above I used Whisper White, which did work, but I decided to try the photo paper and actually like how the background looks more like water, just the right amount of shine to it.  This was my first attempt at doing the bouncing brayer and I liked it so much that I got out more photo paper and made three more backgrounds to make three more cards.  If you are like me, I have a ton of 4" x 6" photo paper collecting dust in the craft room and I'm so glad to find out that I can now use it for cards that call for glossy card stock!  On this card the sand is a piece of Crumb Cake, but on the other ones I made using Photo Paper, I brayer Crumb Cake directly onto the Photo Paper, I just used a mask to keep the ink where I wanted it.  I made this card for my Dad's birthday, that is one reason why I got this set, perfect for the men in my life that need nice looking cards too!

Products used:

Stamp set: By The Tide
Ink: Pool Party, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Black Stazon
Markers: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party
Word Window Punch
Stampin Dimensional
Sponge Daubers
Blender pen

Well there you have it, once you get the hang of how to bounce your brayer, it's fun and easy to do!  Bye for now,    Mary

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day Punch Art

Hi too all of you.  Did you have fun celebrating Father's Day with your favorite Dad?  I was by myself yesterday, hubby had to work, so the fur kids and I where here by ourselves.

I wanted to share with you the card that I mailed to my Dad.  I found this idea HERE.  I wanted something fun for his card, so I picked this one.  See the table cloth on the table?  I made that with the new wheel called Gingham and the Scalloped Edge punch.  The legs were punched out with the Word Window punch as was the "plate" the hot dogs are sitting on.  It is also used for the grill legs.  I used the Owl Builder punch for the small wheel and the 1/2 inch circle punch for the other wheel.  A 1 3/4" circle punch for the grill (Real Red).  Before I cut that circle in half I dab on some Versamark and Clear Embossing powder, heat set it so it would look like a brand new grill.  I used the mini silver brads for the hinge and wheel.  I did use the retired Slot punch for the grill handles and the hot dogs.  For the background I used the Cloud embossing folder in Sky Blue and Pistachio Pudding for the grass, which I hand snipped.  Oh, the flames are the wing from the Bird Builder punch, using So Saffron card stock and sponge with some More Mustard ink.  The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I sure hope this card brings a smile to my Dad's face, he use to grill all the time, but not so much anymore.  Have a great day!     Mary

Friday, June 14, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

Good day to all of you!  I hope you are all well, summer has finally arrived in our part of the world!

Today I want to share with you a card that I found over on Sandi MacIver's blog, you can see hers HERE.  I did do mine just a bit different, for one, no ribbon because all of my ribbon is retired and after I did my embossing I noticed I did that different than hers too, so I just went with what I had done and I think it turned out great!  For the butterflies, just stamp them with Stazon black ink onto Whisper White card stock, then take your two colors and using a sponge dauber, apply ink first to the center of the butterfly, than with another sponge dauber apply your second color to the outside area of the first color (I used Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight, which mixed together makes a small area of green too), then take the Elegant Butterfly punch and punch them out!  I used Glue Dots to adhere them to the card stock.  I used the Delicate Designs and Needlepoint embossing folders for the embossing.  The DSP is Polka Dot Parade and I used a Rhinestone and the Pearls under the Simply Sketched sentiment.

I hope you try this simple but easy card, so pretty in real life!    Mary

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Wood-Mount Cases

Today I'm going to share a video with you on the new Wood-Mount cases that Stampin' Up! is now selling, see page 197 of the new catalog.  You can view the video HERE.

Stampin' Up! has also provided a free template for the new cases too.  They look the same as the inserts that come with the Clear Mount stamps, makes organizing your stamps, easy peasy!

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.
Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4" x 5-1/2") will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2" x 5-1/2") will be $6.95.

*At this point, incentive stamps will not be packaged in the new cases. And remember, translated sets are only available in clear-mount.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flip Flop Card

Happy Wednesday to all of you!  I hope your summer is off to a great start!

As promised, here is the flip flop card that I made.  I've been wanting for a couple of years to try my hand making one but could never find a pattern.  Well, today is your lucky day, I'm going to share the link where I found my pattern at!  HERE is the template, scroll down to post #8 and you will see a PDF attachment to that comment, click on it and print out the template.  Now on my template, first I cut it out then traced it onto some thin plastic to I would have a permanent template for future use.  I also moved the top hole (where your toes would go) a little bit further in, but you can adjust the holes however you would like.  When I was making mine, I had some of the 5/8" Flower Trim (retired) laying on my table so I thought would make it real girly by adding a flower to each!  I used the Polka Dot Parade designer series paper and the 1/8" Taffeta ribbon in Rich Razzleberry (retired), but you could use any ribbon of your choice.  Card stock is Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette.  Oh, I ran my card stock through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, I also used the new stamp set, Label Love, also the coordinates with Artisan Label punch.  Rich Razzleberry ink was used for the sentiment.

This is my share for today, hope you enjoyed it!  Mary

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Splatter Tutorial

I found this tutorial over on the Stampin' Up! blog and thought I would pass it along to all of you!  You can view it HERE.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Oh, Hello

Well hello everyone, I hope you all had a great week last week, mine was filled with running to doctor's appointment, dentist appointment and trying out some new recipe too, hence no cards to share. Sorry about that, sometimes it good to take a small break and relax!

I found this card over on Pinterest and wanted to try my hand at it, quick, easy and simple!  I sponged some White Craft ink over the embossed area, lightly, to try and bring it out just alittle bit more.  I did use some of the new items from Stampin' Up!  It was fun to have some new toys to play with too!

Products used:

Stamp set: Oh, Hello
Inks: Craft Whisper White and Smoky Slate
Card stock: Daffodil Delight
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
Itty Bitty Punch Shapes Punch Pack, Large Oval punch
Label Collection Frame Lits
Basic Rhinestone

See the original HERE

Well this is my card to today, will be back Wednesday with a cute Flip Flop card to share!  Mary

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Best of 25 Years - Greetings

Best of 25 Years – Greetings

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As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image! Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set.
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 we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Grab Your Greeting Promotion

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$21.71$28.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$16.46$21.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$18.71$24.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$13.46$17.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$26.96$35.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$19.46$25.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497


Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set   Sassy Salutations
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp SetSweet Essentials
Petite Pairs - Clear-Mount StampPetite Pairs

As if that is not enough good news here is an ALL NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Photopolymer: Wanderlust

May 31, 2013I'm excited to announce that a new photopolymer stamp set is now available. Wanderlust (item 133452) is a great set for travelers-and wannabe travelers too. You will want to make sure to get this for capturing your summer trip memories, or to send a hand-made postcard to a friend or family member.