Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stampin' UP! Swaps

I had a wonderful time at our downline demonstrator's meeting tonight. It's always so much fun to get together with ladies that love to do the same thing you do!
We did everything from eating together to talking about upcoming Stampin' UP! events (i.e. Dallas regional, convention) to swapping cards and making a make n take!

I must share some of these swaps with you as I think they are some amazingly beautiful ones and really is so inspiring to make some more cards!

We had 20 swaps but I will only be showing you my top 5 picks (not in any particular order).

Created by April Wells; her tips: create your choice of color for the doily by using a combination of alcohol, shimmer paint, and re-inker (i.e. baja breeze) in a spray bottle. instant beauty!


Created by Mary Gardina

Created by: Samantha Brown
Created by: Lana Baccus

Created by: Gina Uhtenwoldt; her tips: create the "hershey kiss" by crumbling up a piece of foil then punching it with the flower petal punch and cutting it in half.

If you have any questions on what supplies were used, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below. I will answer promptly.

I must also share another highlight of the night: the make n take that Denise Sullivan (my upline) so kindly prepared for us! Check out her blog on how to create this adorable mini post-it-note holder (

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock: whisper white, summer starfruit
  • DSP: sycamore street (SAB)
  • inks: summer starfruit, tangerine tango
  • Stamp set: madison avenue (SAB), pretty petites (SAB)
  • ribbon:  sycamore street ribbon (SAB)
  • punches: 1/2" circle 

Stay tuned next week as I share our February stamp club projects featuring more SAB items: pretty petites stamp set, sycamore street DSP! Blog you again next time!!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stampin' UP! monochrome card

I was in the mood for a raspberry ripple monochrome card so I put one together for our upcoming downline demonstrator's swap.
It is full of products featured in the spring catalog.

I love the colorful designs in the Print Poetry DSP paper stack (pg 16). I used 3 of the different designs in this paper stack to adhere onto my honeycomb embossed CS of raspberry ripple.

Notice the subtle Itty bitties that I stamped with versamark randomly in the honeycomb.

To give the ribbon a little touch of something, I stamped two tiny feet onto some white CS and punched it out with the itty bitty circle punch.

I must say that the final touch of large pearls gave this card some "umph" and I'm lovin' it! 

 I'm trying to get better at decorating the inside of the card as well, so I figured I should give the Cuddles & Kisses stamp set a try and pair it with the itty bitty lips stamp. TOOO CUTE!!!

I'm simply in love with all the products featured on this card and  I hope you have been inspired to pair all the different products featured in the spring catalog.

Leave me a comment below and tell me what's your favorite product from the spring catalog? 

Supplies Used:
  • cardstock: very vanilla, raspberry ripple
  • DSP: print poetry
  • inks: raspberry ripple
  • stamp sets: cuddles & kisses, itty bitties, sassy salutations
  •  punches: owl, itty bitty circle
  • honeycomb embossing folder
  • raspberry ripple satin ribbon
  • large pearls    

Take advantage of getting FREE products while you collect the beautiful products in the spring catalog!
  Blog you again next time!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stampin' UP! spring catalog projects

Stamp club 2013 is back and in full swing! we had a great time putting together a couple of projects featuring a few stamp sets from the Spring catalog.

There are two different versions you can make with the different sizes of soda pop tops: so easy to  make your projects POP (pun intended)!

 I'm loving the soda pop tops! You could also put 6 small ones on the card. Whatever floats your boat!

Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock: summer starfruit, midnight muse, crumb cake
  • Inks: lucky limeade, summer starfruit, basic grey, midnight muse
  • Apothecary accents framelits  
  • Stamp sets: *Collage Curios or *itty bitties, *A little Greeting 
  •  Essentials paper piercing pack 
  • Punches: 1” circle or ½” circle
  • Ribbons: natural linen thread
  • *Needlepoint embossing folder 
  • *Soda pop tops   
* indicates products from the 2013 Spring Catalog. 

The boutique boxes designer printed kit was another project we put together and we can all agree when I say "it was a cinch to put together!". This kit is SUPER easy, quick, and not to mention inexpensive ($7.95)! 

I added a pack of 3 chocolate covered pretzels for my ladies to insert into their box. YUM! You can insert whatever you'd like.

Go ahead....I dare you to try it!

Supplies Included in the Kit (item #129306):
  • 8 die cut printed boxes (finished sizes: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"x1/2") with 16 paper buttons
  • 8 printed note cards (4 ea of 2 designs)
  • 1 die cut printed paper embellishment sheet
  • 16 buttons: 8 ea in 2 colors
  • 5 yds crumb cake/very vanilla bakers twine
  • 24 stampin dimensionals

or you can save an extra 15% when you buy the printed kit and A little Greeting stamp set bundle (item#131104)

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