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Cup of Tea Box

I have been using the Cup of Tea Bundle a lot.  Today I have a cute treat box using the Tea Boutique Designer paper and the stamps and dies from this Suite.  My treat box can be used for a Tea afternoon, a birthday gift or a Mother’s Day gift.  This will be my Bible study group’s final week as we break for the summer.  I plan to give these treats out to all the girls. Inside will be a tea bag and a yummy wafer cookie. You can see more about it in my video.

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Now is your chance to pick up those retiring products or stock up on your ink, cardstock, re-inkers and any embellishments.  Remember the price is going up on these items, once the new catalog goes live on May 3rd. 

I’ll have a reminder on Thursday for this fantastic savings along with another sneak peek of our new products coming out in our Annual Catalog in May.  Your catalogs are on the way and hopefully some of you have already received them.

Easter Basket with Easter Friends

Hi Stampers,
Looking for a quick Easter treat this weekend?  I have just the thing.  A cute Easter basket filled with cute chicks and eggs made with our Easter Friends stamp set.
I made a video, so you can follow along step by step. 
Enjoy!

Back on Your Feet

I have had quite a few friends and family in need of get-well cards, due to surgeries.  
There is always a go to stamp set I think of when I make these kind of cards and that’s Back on Your Feet #149385.  It has just the right sayings and pictures that are sure to make your recipient smile.  
I made today’s card with a little ribbon trick, I wanted to share with all of you.
I used the white 3/8″ Glittered Organdy ribbon #156408, that I am happy to say will be in our new Annual Catalog.  I just received my catalog and was happy to see it return.  You can do so many things with it, including coloring it.  
I used my Flirty Flamingo Blend marker with the brush end and glided it along the ribbon to color it. Do it several times if you want it darker. 
Then I took my paper snips and cut the ribbon in half and glued it to the middle of the white ribbon.  
I also colored a small piece for the end of my saying tag.  I used Granny Apple Green Blend marker for that.  It gave the card just the right amount of sparkle.

This cute set is going to retire, but you can still get it now. Since it is on the Last Chance list, I wouldn’t wait.  Products are as supplies last.
I will still be using this set, long after it retires.  I absolutely love it!

For Instructions & Supplies, read more:

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I love putting together a cute treat.  I really don’t send out cards, but a treat is always fun.
I was in Target yesterday and found these cute rainbow cookies.  I immediately thought of our Rainbow of Happiness Bundle # 157727, on page 18 of our Mini catalog, I made an easy and quick box and put on some of the Sale-a-Bration Rainbow paper, I still had left. Now you don’t have to use this paper, you can use any paper you have.  I did use the paper to decorate most of the box, but you can easily stamp and die cut the rainbow and get the same effect. 
I used A Wish for Everything for my sentiment.  
For the pot of gold, I used my ladybug punch and just punched the body.  It makes a perfect cauldron.  The gold in the pot was punched from the ice cream cone builder punch.#154241. Again I used some older Sale-a-bration paper called Be Dazzling.  I cut off one of the scoops and put it on the side.  It worked pretty good.  I love when our punches work for different shapes than what was intended.

Instructions: Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock 6″ X 11″.
Score long side 1/2″, 4-1/4″, 5-3/4″, 9-1/2″.
Turn and score on the 6″ side at 3/4″ 4-1/2″.
Cut 1/2″ side ends off and miter the center piece that is left.
Turn to the larger bottom piece and cut up on the tabs. Miter the tabs.
Put glue on the 1/2″ side and fold box together.
Add seal to the 1/2″ piece and fold down inside the box.
Add seal to the tabs and pull up to form the box.
Add 2 pcs. of designer paper cut 3-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ and adhere to the front and back of box.
Cut 2 pcs. of designer paper 1-1/4″ X 3-1/2″ and use seal to attach to the sides of the box.
Die cut the second largest scalloped rectangle using white cardstock.
Stamp or cut a rainbow and adhere to the rectangle.
Cut a cloud or punch one out if you have the cloud punch. Adhere to the side of the rainbow with dimensionals.
Punch a black piece from the ladybug die for the pot.
Punch the gold using the ice cream punch. Cut one of the pieces and add to the other side with glue dots. Add to the back of the pot with glue dots.
Add the pot to the right side of the rainbow with dimensionals.
Cut a white piece 1/2″ X 3-1/2″ and stamp sentiment using black memento ink.
Cut a Bermuda Bay piece 1-3/4″ X 3-3/4″ and use seal to adhere to white piece.
Cut a piece of So Saffron 2″ X 4-1/2″ and score at 1″. Adhere the saying to the front of the topper with seal.
Use Tear & Tape to each side of the bag topper and put over the cookie bag.
Add cookie to the box.

Product List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Hello Ladybug Birthday Card

I decided to make a cheerful birthday card and grabbed for the Hello Ladybug Bundle right away.
This bundle makes such cute cards. I always smile when I see these cards.  I hope the birthday girl enjoys it.

I love how black and red goes together.
I used our Pattern Party Designer paper that you card earn for free as a Host reward.  No, you don’t have to host a party to get it, just place an order or grab a friend and put an order in together.  Qualify for the Host rewards and get this amazing pack of designer paper.  You get 48 sheets of 12 X 12 paper.  It’s valued at $30, but only uses 18 of your host rewards.  If your order is a little under the $180- amount,( earns you $18- in rewards),  Stampin’ Up! usually lets you still get it and pay the difference if it’s only a few dollars. You can see the paper in our annual catalog on page 171.  Don’t miss it.  It’s a great stack.  You have pretty patterns on one side and black and white patterns on the back.  The black and white offers you the choice to leave it as is or color it with your markers, or colored pencils.  So much versatility is offered in this pack.

Instructions:
Cut red cardstock 4-1/4″ X 11″ and score at 5-1/2″.
Cut white piece 4″ X 5-1/4″.
Cut designer piece 1-1/2″ X 5-1/4″ and use seal to adhere to the card.
Stamp flowers in real red at the top of the card. Stamp Black Memento ink for the dots.
Wrap a piece of the ribbon around to the back and secure with seal. Add a glue dot under the center of the ribbon to stay in place.
Tie a bow and add to the ribbon with a glue dot.
Stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the card in black memento ink.
On a piece of basic white, stamp the leaf in Garden Green ink and cut out with paper snips.
Stamp the ladybug on white cardstock with real red ink. Punch out with coordinating punch.
Stamp the wings in real red ink on white cardstock and punch out with punch.
Adhere the wings with glue dots.
Add the leaf with dimensionals.
Add the ladybug with glue dots on the leaf and a dimensional under the part off the leaf.

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Waves of the Ocean

I have two new Promotions starting today March 1st. When one thing ends, more fun things begin.

  • The first promotion introduces you to a new collection of products that will quickly become a new favorite.
  • The second promotion offers a 20% discount on some great products you might have passed over, and this discount just might be the nudge you needed to take another look.

Second, we have a 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March! Look for the Mini Icon picture for stamp and die bundles that fit the machine.

Easter Friends Baby Card

I have an adorable baby card for you using Easter Friends and Celebrating You.  
Easter Friends is not just for Easter. You can use these cute ducks and chicks for any Spring, Baby or Easter occasion. They are adorable and will send joy to that person who gets a special card.

Instructions: Cut thick white cardstock 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″.
Cut designer paper 4″ X 5-1/4″ and glue to the card base.
Cut Balmy blue 3″ X 3″ and 1-1/8″ X 2-3/4″.
Cut white piece 2-5/8″ X 2-1/2″. Emboss with the square Whimsy die.
Stamp the duck with Black Memento ink and color with a Light Daffodil Delight Blend marker and the bill and feet with light Pumpkin Pie marker.
Glue white to Balmy Blue piece. Attach with dimensionals to the middle right of the card.
Cut another white piece 7/8″ X 2-5/8″.
Stamp the saying from Celebrating You on white cardstock with Black Memento ink. Glue to the Balmy Blue piece and attach to the card with dimensionals.
Add the resin dots to the card as shown in the picture.

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Sympathy Card with three stamp sets

This week we had sad news about the loss of a friend’s family member.  These times call for a simple card, so you can express your sympathy and support.
I put this card together using three stamp sets.  The purpose is to show you how you can mix your stamps to come up with a unique card.  
I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed the front with the Painted Texture embossing folder. 
I used the Painted Poppy for the flower and the saying on the outside of the card is from Color & Contour.  I masked off the now in Here for you now.  The inside saying is from Celebrating You.  I used You’re on my mind and in my heart. There are some really nice sentiments in that set. 

Instructions: Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″ with your paper trimmer.
Emboss the front with the Painted Texture folder.
Take another piece of Very Vanilla and cut out the largest rectangle from the dies.
Stamp the flower in Gray Granite ink.
Color flower with light and dark Poppy Parade Blend markers. Color the leaves in light Old Olive.
Stamp the background stamp in Gray Granite ink and stamp off once then stamp on the card.
Stamp the saying from the Color & Contour stamps and don’t ink the now. Just the Here for you.
Attach to the card with dimensionals.
Stamp the saying ” You’re on my Mind and in my Heart from the Celebrating You stamp set in Gray Granite ink, inside the card.

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Love & Happiness Valentine Card

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love my Customers and Stamping Friends.

I just wanted to share a Z-Fold technique that you can use on your Valentine’s Day card or any occasion card.
I haven’t made one in a while and thought I would show you a cute card.  If you have this wonderful bundle, you know you can use it for more than just Valentine’s Day.  I already made a wedding card and the set is great for anniversary or anytime you want to sentiments of love and happiness.

The bundle comes with the Love & Happiness stamp set and the Bouquet of Love dies along with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. Item # 157642.  Add the Sweet Talk Designer paper #157616 and you have earned yourself a FREE Sale-a-Bration product. Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th, so there are only a few weeks left. I used all three of these in the bundle for my card.
I embossed the heart in red using the folder and then cut it out using the heart dies in the bundle.  I also cut a white heart using the other heart die and notice the stitching on the edge? I love that.
I have all the measurements and directions over on my blog at stampfunatics.com.

Instructions: Cut thick white cardstock 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″ and 2-1/8″.
Fold the front flap back on the front.
Cut two pieces for read red cardstock 1-7/8″ X 5-1/4″
Cut two pieces of designer paper 1-5/8″ X 5″.
Glue the two together and add to the card.
Stamp the saying inside the card near the inside panel.
Cut a red circle and a white scalloped circle and glue them together.
Emboss a small piece of Real Red inside the heart of the folder and cut out with matching heart die. Add to circle with a dimensional.
Cut out a white heart with the smaller heart die. Add to the red heart with a dimensional.
Fussy cut one of the designer hearts with your paper snips.
Add to the center of the heart with a mini dimensional.

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00