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Floral Stamp A Stack cards - part 3

TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE!!!! 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM

THE CURRENT STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG!!!!

I've been sharing some cards from our June Floral Stamp A Stack class.. here is another card from that class:

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inspired by Michelle Lyon

The gorgeous floral image from Elements of Style is stamped in Poppy Parade on Whisper White cardstock, then adhered to the Poppy Parade cardstock, then those 2 layers are run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  They are attached to the folded White card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This is a super fast and easy card but really striking in person!

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

  • Whisper White Cardstock, #100730
  • Poppy Parade carstock, #119793
  • Poppy parade ink, #119782
  • Elements of Style set, #118611 or 120045
  • Oval All set, #113790
  • Oval punch, #119855
  • Oval scallop punch, #119856
  • 5/8" Organza Ribbon, #114319
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, #104430
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder, #119976
  • Big Shot, #113439

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Floral Stamp A Stack cards - part 2

Continuing with samples from my June Stamp A Stack class with a floral theme... here is another one of the 4 cards everyone made. 

This card just makes me HAPPY!! :)

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We made our own floral background paper by stamping the FLOWER FEST stamp set (#122278 / 122280), pg 20 Summer Mini) in the following colors on Whisper White cardstock:

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Tangerine Tango

For the focal point flower, the stem comes from the set called Bold Blossom (#123232 / 122232, pg 7 Summer mini) using the NEW LUCKY LIMEADE green In Color (available July 1) then punching out 3 flower images form the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464, pg 6 Summer mini) and adhering them together with a Rhinestone brad.

Everything is mounted onto a folded Tangerine Tango card.

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End of Catalog Reminder &... another anniversary

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Today is our 25th Wedding Anniversary...
I can't believe that 25 years have FLOWN by since I married Eric!!  I'll be posting photos on another day... we plan to revisit the site of our wedding tomorrow and take a 25th anniversary photo... so I'll blog those some other time :)

ScreenHunter_11 May. 20 07.17 On a Stampin' UP! note....  REMINDER... THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 30, is the LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE CURRENT STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG!!  Another year come and gone...  Don't delay, get your orders in soon in case we run into any issues on Thursday with ordering!

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE RETIRING ITEMS HERE

 NEED A NEW STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?  check my blog (here) on Friday July 1 for a paypal link to get your free catalog shipped to you for only the cost of shipping!  If you want it before then, check out this post.

 

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Floral Stamp A Stack cards - part 1

This months Stamp a Stack class featured floral cards... most of the stamps and accessories are found in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog...

This card features the FLOWER GARDEN Embossing Folder (#123113) and the BEYOND THE GARDEN Designer Paper (#122342).

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When I cut the strip of DSP, and flipped it over, I saw that I loved BOTH SIDES (does that EVER HAPPEN TO YOU??)... so I designed 2 cards using the same basic technique. One features Pacific Point Cardstock (#111350) and the other features Peach Parfait (#119794).

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Directions for the embossed flower:

1. using a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White Cardstock, run it throught BIG SHOT with the FLOWER GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER

2. flip it to the "wrong side" and sponge Daffodil Delight ink all over.

3.  using a Sponge Dauber, add small areas of Melon Mambo ink in the flower centers - use a light touch.. you don't need much ink for this step

4.  tear Whisper White and layer onto card with Snail

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Triple Layer Punches

Triple layer punches Have you used the fun new Triple Layer Punches from Stampin' Up! in the Summer Mini catalog!!??

Wow.. what fun they are! Such a cool concept to get 3 punch designs from one punch.

Here is a card I made using both of the new punches:

Blossom punch 4

After adhering all the punch pieces to a White Notecard with Dotto adhesive, I ran the card front through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing folder :)

Doily Triple Layer Punch, #122465, pg 6 Summer Mini catalog

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, #122464, pg 6 Summer Mini catalog

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Another 3-d Flower card & candy treat from Cindee

Yesterday I posted some of Cindee's amazing flower cards... here is another one and a really cute candy treat she made!

Cindee flower 3

Cindee flower 5

Cindee candy treat 1

LINK to Instructions for these adorable candy treats.  Thank you Cindee for sharing these with us!

Cindee candy treat 2

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More 3-D Fabulous Flower Cards

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3-d Flower Cards: Cindee made these amazing 3-D flower cards for some of the gals in our Luv 2 Stamp Group.. I took a photo of them .. aren't they AAMAAAZINGLY gorgeous!?  Like Sharon's flower cards, many of these were inspired by Valita's blog.   Enjoy!

Cindee flower 4a

Did you see which punch was used for these petals????  OH MY GOSH!!

Cindee flower 4

Cindee flower 1

Cindee flower 2

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MDS cards with a Parisian flair

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My Digital Studio Cards & Update:

Many of you know that Stampin' Up! releases NEW DOWNLOADS for My Digital Studio every Tuesday.. I don't always get the time to post the links each Tuesday.... so let's play catch up:

Downloads released 6-7-11 LOVE that the letters are now available as punches!!

Dowloads released 6-14-11  Did you check out the ADORABLE BUTTONS?

Downloads released 6-21-11

Now for my most recent MDS cards:  I was inspired by 2 projects recently (one by my downline Christine, and one by Jan Wakeland) and I came up with these 2 cards.. i love the collage-y feel and all the layers... so easy to do with My Digital Studio!

Mds paris bday

These were printed by the Stampin' Up! MDS Printing Service.

Mds paris

  Mds hb
Here are the insided of both cards:

Mds paris inside

Mds hb inside

MDS Download Files used:

  • Winter Post, #119102
  • Antique brads, #122164
  • Vintage Overlays, #121061
  • Timeless, #121435
  • Artistic Etchings, #124013
  • First Edition DSP, #124408
  • Top Note Shape, #124414
  • Teahouse, #123989
  • Bella Rose DSP, #126055
  • Engraved Greetings, #124567
  • Chat Room Thoughts of you, #125160
  • Tres Chic, #125772
  • Cottage Garden, #124559
  • My Friend (available 7/1/11)
  • Thanks for Caring, #124438
  • Pedaling Past, #124558
  • Torn Edges, #118846
  • Bring on the Cake, #124015

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Happy Stampin' Up! Anniversary to ME!

Time flies... you've heard that all your life.. but IT'S SO TRUE!! 

I just completed 16 years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and it doesn't seem possible that I've been sharing my love of stamping and Stampin' Up! products for that long!!!  WOW!!

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I couldn't have done it without my wonderful husband and son... they are 2 of my biggest cheerleaders when it comes to Stampin' Up!.. so THANK YOU Eric and Jason... thank you for believing in me and supporting my journey with Stampin' Up!  I love you!!

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Another Beyond the Garden Quilt Card

Awhile back I shared one of my Quilt Cards with you .. thank you for your very kind comments... here is another "quilt card" I made using the BEYOND THE GARDEN DSP from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog (pg 23) and the new BLOSSOM BOUQUET TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH, also found in the Summer Mini (pg 6).

Quilt card 2

On Whisper White Cardstock I drew a dashed line with the Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker, and added the punched out shapes with Dotto.  Then snailed it to the Beyond the Garden piece of DSP and then put those 2 layers into the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Those are layered onto a folded Peach Parfait card.

Quilt card 2a

These are the 2 punches I used on this card.

Qullt punches 2

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June Blog Tour - 2011/2012 Sneak Peeks & Summer Mini

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WELCOME to the June 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

Our theme is Summer Mini Catalog products and Sneak Peeks from the NEW 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

You have probably joined me after visiting Liz Shultz's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.

Our tour officially starts on Monday, June 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Monday morning for the full tour.

My first sample features the NEW DELICATE DOILIES stamp set from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog to be released on July 1!!  I stamped it in White craft ink on Watercolor paper, embossed it in White powder, then watercolored over it. 

Doily mug tag
This mug was given to us on the recent Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska and has the +One Theme logo on it.  I watercolored 2 of the doily images, and punched out one of them, layered it onto a piece of Pacific Point cardstock punched with the Doily Triple layer punch, and then everything is layered onto a scallop die cut from the new Perfect Pennants die (also available July 1 in the new catalog).

Doily tag

 My 2nd sample features the same set with the same watercolor technique on the Delicate Doily stamp image:

Doily card 2
The watercolored doily is cut out and layered onto one of the die cuts from the Perfect Pennant die, and then everything is layered onto a doily cut out from the upcoming Flirtatious specialty paper - yep, another NEW GOODIE you'll find on July 1!  The printed paper in the background is also from the Flirtatious DSP.  I finished it off with some Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon.

  Rose doily close up

Tourclickhere CLICK HERE TO VISIT Wendy's samples on the next stop in our tour!

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Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise Samples

Today I'm sharing some great samples that were posted on the display boards on the recent Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska.. enjoy!

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MORE Fabulous Paper Flower Cards by Sharon

When my friend Sharon said she was making "boxes for some birthday cards" i was perplexed... but... then she showed me the amazing cards she had made and I understood why she was putting them in boxes :)

Sharon easter lily

Sharon easter lily closeup
Sharon got the instructions for these amazing cards on Valita's blog HERE.

Sharon fuchsia

Sharon lily 2

Sharon lily

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Absolutely Amazing Paper Flowers by Sharon

I was recently blessed to receive an AMAZING birthday card by my friend Sharon ... she is such a talented stamper and crafter!!

Sharon rose

close up:

Sharon rose close up

You know i love anything with flowers... and this card was no exception!

Thank you Sharon!

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UPDATE: Get your NEW 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Per Stampin' Up! Policy this year, Demonstrators are not allowed to post a Paypal link to purchase the NEW 2011/2012 Stampin' UP! catalog until July 1st.

If you have been a customer of mine or have received a catalog from me in the past, you know that I give my catalogs away for free and only ask that you only pay for shipping.  This year will be the same.

On July 1, 2011, I will have a PAYPAL BUTTON ON MY BLOG for you to order a FREE catalog, paying for shipping charges only - $4.95 Flat Rate Priority Shipping.

Beginning on June 20, 2011, I can give catalogs away for free, so if you want a free catalog shipped to you free of charge the week of June 20, simply place an ONLINE ORDER WITH ME for $75.00 or more between now and June 30, 2011 and I will ship a catalog out to you the week of June 20.  Limit 1 free catalog per customer.  If you have a workshop booked with me beginning July 1, or were a Stamp Club member, you will be getting your catalog the week of June 20th also.

If you wish to pay for shipping prior to July 1 and get your catalog mailed to you after 6/20, email me for info.

All catalogs include my July / August / September Customer Coupons!

Contact me with any questions you may have.

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