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January 2013

My Digital Studio Scrapbook Page Video Tutorial

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Have you seen the latest

My Digital Studio Downloads available this week?

CLICK HERE to view the newest downloads!

Love more mds download<<< I Loved these samples from Stampin' Up! for the Love More Ensemble and I made a beautiful scrapbook page with one of the photobook designer templates from this download.

Click Here to view the Love More Ensemble download content

Love more hydrangea mds

 Would you like to watch a quick video tutorial for this page?

Watch now! :) (visit my blog page if you are viewing this in an email)

 

If you'd like to learn more about My Digital Studio:

Mds discs 1 dollar saleWow.. just announced... My Digital Studio Content Discs on sale for $1 each!

From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That's not a typo--they're just one buck. So indulge--it won't break the bank. 

  • Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841) 
  • Cheerful Treats Digital Content CD (item 124237)
  • Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
  • His & Hers Collection DVD (item 125842)
  • October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
  • Simple Snapshots Content CD (item 127185)
  • Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)
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Swap Card Contest Winners - January 2013

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GREAT NEWS!  Champage Glimmer Paper is STILL Available!!

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One of the highlights of our quarterly Luv 2 Stamp Group meetings is making and swapping stamped cards with everyone! 

We put one of each card on a board and during lunch we vote for our favorites.

This month I rewarded the winners with a Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit and Irene, the #1 place winner, also received the matching 8x8 Designer Album that coordinates with this Simply Scrappin' kit!

Swap card contest winners

Left to right, these were our winners:

Rosie, Irene (1st place!) and Laura

Swap contest irene

ABOVE: Chalboard Technique by Irene, featuring the Amazing Family set (pg 7 Spring Catalog or here online), and Vintage Verses set you can get FREE During Sale a Bration

Swap contest laura

ABOVE: Swallowtail butterfly (pg 18 Spring catalog, #129213) stamped and sponged on 1st Edition Designer Paper

  Swap contest rosie

ABOVE: More Amore paper (pg 10 Spring catalog, #129309) and the Scallop Envelope Big Shot die

Flower Fair Prizes for our Contest Winners!

 

129302 flower fair ss kit
Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit, pg 31 Spring catalog, #129302

  129303 8x8 album

coordinating Daffodil Delight 8x8 Designer Printed Album, pg 31, #129303

 

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Sycamore Street Spec Tacular Thank You cards

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You already know that I love this Spec Tacular stamp (see this post), and I was SO inspired by Cindee's card that I HAD to use this stamp to make some Thank You cards! :)  Thanks, Cindee!

SAB sycamore street spec tacular 2

I had fun with different color combos on this stamp and the Sycamore Street Designer Paper - one of the 19 FREE ITEMS you can select with your $50 purchase during Sale a Bration!

Colors used above: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo

132673 spec tacular

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SAB sycamore street spec tacular clips 2

Did ya check out the cute little clips I added to a couple of the cards?

Hang Up's Cute Clips, pg 28 Spring Catalog, #129389

SAB sycamore street spec tacular clips

SAB sycamore street spec tacular 1

I needed to make lots of customer Thank You cards.. so Cindee's idea was the perfect inspiration .. thanks again, Cindee!

I also used the Two Tags Die and my Big Shot to die cut the white tags... it fit this stamp just perfectly!

115954 two tags die
Two Tags Die, #115954

Sycamore Street
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Vintage Verses
FREE during Sale a Bration!

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Stampin Up is Celebrating 25 Years!

25 years Stampin up

1988: 25 years ago, in 1988, Stampin' Up! was born... Shelli and her sister LaVonne started Stampin' Up! in their living room, and WOW HOW IT HAS GROWN!!

1993: 20 years ago, I was introduced to Stampin' Up! in 1993 .. my sister-in-law, Tami, sent me a catalog and said, "I know you like stamping.. I went to this party and got you this catalog.. I think you will like their products".  I called Sandy, who had placed her info on the back of the catalog, and I started ordering Stampin' Up! products.

Heart 2 stamp license plate 19951995: Two years later, in 1995, I signed up to be a demonstrator with Sandy, never even having been to a workshop! I vividly remember telling my husband that I might have to take $$ out of savings to ensure that I would fulfill the $100 a month quota (back then)... but, I sold $1,000+ my very first month and have never looked back!  

I do remember holding multiple workshops every week "back then" and hauling load after load of every stamping product I owned into the hostesses home.. (oh my!).... no computer, no email, no website.. we called Stampin' Up! to place orders and Linnie was the only one who ever answered the phone.. she made sure she knew every one of us!   All of our orders were either placed by calling Stampin' Up! or faxing in our orders.  During busy ordering times like during Sale a Bration, I'd put all my paperwork in my fax machine with all the orders, press "send", and go to bed, hoping that sometime during the night it would actually go through!

One of my funniest memories was at the 1997 (I think) Convention in Vegas, there was an annoucement that Stampin' Up! was going to have a "website"... hmmmm I thought to myself.. exactly WHAT IS A WEBSITE and How is that different from email??????  I got up the nerve to go ask the man sitting by the computer in the Make & Take area .. I am sure I don't even remember WHAT he told me but I DID ASK HIM "what exactly is a website?".  Oh ya... things have CHANGED!

Patty 2012Today: I am still as passionate today about sharing what I LOVE TO DO with others and HELPING others achieve what they need, as I have always been.  I will be completing my 18th year with Stampin' Up! this June... and I look foward to serving you for another 18 years!

Stampin' Up! has been a HUGE blessing to our family.. making friends all over the country with other demonstrators and their families, learning the value of SERVICE to others, going on cruises to amazing places, and on trips all over the US, meeting and getting to know the corporate team and staff at Stampin' Up!, being able to help support my family in this time of economic hardship, and the list goes on.

 Join me in celebrating ALL YEAR LONG as Stampin' Up! celebrates 25 years of making a difference!  If you are viewing this in an email, please visit my blog to VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW.

 

 

"Best of 25 Years" Stamps

 One of the VERY FUN ways Stampin' UP! will be celebrating all year long is a new "BEST OF" stamp set to be released each month!

  • These sets will bring back some of our favorite stamp images from the last 25 years.
  • One set will be released each month.
  • They will include images from past sets as well as a never before seen image in each set
  • each set will include 3 to 5 images and will be $14.95
  • collect 6 of these sets (with a 25-year proof of purchase sticker) starting in February, and redeem a free set of your choice in the spring of 2014
  • all "Best of" sets available until March 31, 2014

 Email me for your COLLECTORS CARD after you have

ordered one or more of the BEST OF stamp sets.

Best of 25 years jan 2013

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Valentine Square Swap Framed Art

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 It's time for another Holiday Square Swap home decor project..

Valentine Square Swap!

My Luv 2 Stamp Group participates in a swap around each holiday time, and we each make a square using Stampin' Up! products. 

I used an 8x10 white wood frame and a background of printed heart paper from the More Amore Designer Series Specialty package of paper (pg 10, or here online)

Valentine square swap frame

I decorated the corner of the frame with a piece of 1-1/4" Two Tone Pink Pirouette ribbon (pg 13 Spring catalog, #129294) and some lace trim from the Artisan Embellishment kit (pg 10, #129328).

Valentine square swap bow

The LOVE tickets are also from the Artisan Embellishment kit (noted above)

The cute heart clip is found on pg 28 in the Elements Cute Clips package (#129939)

Valentine square swap 4

You'll notice that almost 1/2 the squares feature the cute little HEART shape from the Hearts a Flutter stamp and framelit die cut - find them on pg 11 in the Spring Catalog, or HERE ONLINE

Valentine square swap 2

Valentine square swap 1

see above for info on the LOVE tickets and heart clip

The beautiful heart button is also in the Artisan Embellishment kit.

The heart die cut is from the More Amore DSP package too.

Valentine square swap love tickets

Hope you enjoyed the project!!

129309 more amore dsp

ABOVE: More Amore Designer Series Specialty package of paper (pg 10, or here online)

 

129328 artisan embellishment kit

ABOVE: Artisan Embellishment kit (pg 10, #129328)

129294 two tone pink ribbon
Above: Pink Pirouette 1-1/4" two tone ribbon (#129294)

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131097 hearts a flutter bundle

Above: Hearts a Flutter Bundle (#131098 / 131097)

119877 1 3 8 square punch

Above: 1-3/8" square punch (#119877)

 

119884 scallop square punch

Above: Scallop Square Punch (#119884)

You might want to also view our previous square swap projects:

Christmas square collage 2

Christmas Swap

Halloween square swap frame 2

Halloween Swap

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A little Birdie sent me some LOVE

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I just love it when I have little left over pieces on my crafting table...

Birdie valentine 1

I had this birdie left over from making THESE BIRDIE CARDS

Medallion wreath bird punch cards(view more info on these cards here)

So I combined the little birdie with some hearts and decided he was a cute little Valentine! the card is a Real Red 4x4 card.

Birdie valentine 2

 I LOVE this little LOVE stamp and coordinating punch... how CUTE is this?

Get this punch FREE during SALE A BRATION when you spend $50 in any of the Stampin' Up! Catalogs or on the Clearance Rack! Shop online now, or contact me with your order.

Petite Curly Label Punch

FREE during Sale a Bration!

 

Stampin' Up! HEART supplies for this project:

Small heart, die cut from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit set (pg 11, #130159) and the More Amore DSP (pg 10 , #129309 )

Pink heart cut from the heart sheet in the More Amore DSP pack (pg 10, #129309)

White doily heart found in the Artisan Embellishemnt Kit, (pg 10, #129328)

Bird punch - big catalog pg  #185, #117191

Love stamp from Ciao Baby set, pg 16, #129645 / 129648

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Patty's Dress Up Frame #2

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Thank you sooo much for your amazing comments on my

first DRESS UP FRAME project!

I have frame #2 to share with you today!

Dress frame 1

I know what you are thinking... this girl never grew up... she's still playing with Paper Dolls... well, I guess so! :)

The secret to these ADORABLE dresses is the

STAMPIN UP DRESS UP FRAMELITS!

You can view these on pg 32 of the Spring Catalog,

or online here.  It's amazing to think about the amount of pleasure these simple $24.95 framelts have brought me!

Here are some close ups and details on each dress.

Dress up tea for two 1This dress is cut from a piece of Designer Paper from the Tea for Two DSP package.

You can see all the patterns on pg 3 in the Spring mini catalog, or HERE ONLINE.

I added a row of pearls at the waist and a Flower brooch.

cuteness, right?

 The difference between this set of dresses and my first frame, is that for these dresses i mounted them on the Dress Form that is a part of the Framelit set.  I cut them out of Basic Gray cardstock.

  BELOW:

I cut a doily for an apron for this dress, and the dress is cut out of a piece of DSP from the Print Poetry Paper Stack. 

Victoria Lace Crochet trim and Cherry Cobbler Twine finish off the waist.

Doesn't this just look like something from the 30's or 40's?

 Dress up print poetry dsp raspberry

 

 BELOW:  This dress also features the Print Poetry Designer Paper Stack... the dress is cut in 2 pieces and "pieced" together at the waist, under the Midnight Muse ribbon sash.

The fun print just speaks for itself on this one!  Dress up print poetry dsp blue

  Dress up gossamer lace 1

ABOVE and BELOW

 OK, I will admit.. I thought this was mighty clever and really thinking outside the box (or outside the dress!)...

THIS cute little cocktail dress is actually the Gossamer Lace stamp cut out with the dress framelit!!

I know..

I know..

too fun!

Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and a flower cinch up the waist and a sweetheart necklace of pearls completes this sweet outfit!

Dress up gossamer lace

Dress up paper doilyOur last ensemble today is another Tea for Two designer dress... with a colored doily (sponged with Regal Rose) and some new Old Olive 3/8" striped Organdy Ribbon at the waist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ok, if you are still with me... which one do you like best?  Leave me a comment if you have time. 

I plan to have a class this spring to make a frame with dresses... anyone want to come?

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Jan 2013 meeting 1Last weekend I hosted our quarterly

Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting. We had a small group but an amazing day of stamping, sharing, learning, swapping, eating, smiling, making new friends, and more!

I would like to share the 3 projects we made during our Make & Take time. I made a VIDEO OVERVIEW for you.. if you are viewing this in an email, please CLICK ON MY BLOG to view the video.

  

Here are some photos of the projects.. I'll blog more details about them soon.

Dress Up Framelit (pg 32) card with Sale a Bration Happy Hello cards and Delicate Details Lace Tape (pg 3)

(all page numbers refer to the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog)

  SAB sycamore street dress up 1

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SAB Sycamore street tunnel card 1

Above & Below: Tunnel Card featuring Sycamore Street DSP (Free Sale a Bration item) and the Just Thinking stamp (pg 21)

SAB sycamore street tunnel card 1a

Below:

More Amore DSP (pg 10) Valentine card featuring Hearts a Flutter Bundle (pg 11) and Petite Curly Label (free during Sale a Bration!)

More amore latch cards

I'll be blogging more photos and cutting/scoring dimensions next week or so... come back and visit soon!

AMAZING DEAL DURING SALE A BRATION:

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SAB 2013 pmb title
STARTS TODAY!!

 

ENJOY THESE AMAZING PERKS during

Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale a Bration event

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  • CUSTOMERS: receive one of 19 items (your choice!) FREE with each $50 you purchase... (order $100 and get 2 items, order $150 and get 3 items plus hostess benefits AND FREE Silver Glimmer Paper! and so on!) see charts below for an overview of all 19 items you can select from!

see additional beneifts below for hostesses, orders over $400 and new demonstrators!

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  • CUSTOMERS and HOSTESSES:  Place an order or host a workshop of $150 - $399 and also receive a FREE package of Silver Glimmer Paper (pg 160 in the annual catalog), plus recieve FREE HOSTESS benefits ($25 - $40 free!), and receive a FREE Sale a Bration item for each $50 you spend!
  • CUSTOMERS and HOSTESSES:  Place an order or host a workshop over $400 and also receive a FREE package of Silver Glimmer Paper, and a FREE Product Bundle (Madison Ave stamp set, ribbon & button pack, and Sycamore Street Designer paper from the Sale a Bration brochure), PLUS $65 or more in FREE hostess benefits, PLUS a FREE Sale a Bration item for EACH $50 you spend!
  • BEST DEAL:  Join my Stampin' Up! Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators and receive 25% MORE product in your Starter Kit! You get to select $156.50 in products for only $99 and receive FREE SHIPPING as well! (click here to join! then click JOIN NOW on the left)

If you have questions, please ask.  Email me: PattyStamps@comcast.net

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If you would like a Sale a Bration Brochure in the mail, just ask... you should have received this if you are on my customer mailing list, but let me know if you did not get one.

SAB 2013 brochure

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Vanilla Flower Trim Wreath with Shaker Frames!

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Wow.. I was sooooo excited to see this idea shared on an email list last week.. Jackie Topa suggested using the Shaker Frame circles and these beautiful Vanilla ribbon flowers for a wreath!

Shaker frame flower wreath 1

above: close up.. aren't these flowers PRETTY!?

Here is the whole card I made:

Shaker frame flower wreath card

TO MAKE THIS CARD:

124155 shaker framesI peeled the largest circle off of the Shaker Frames ring and placed it onto a die cut Whisper White Floral Frames die cut.  I added 2 yellow leaves from the Sale a Bration "Happy Hello" simply sent kit, added a tied Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon bow, and then mounted it all onto a folded white card embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.

I think you could pretty easily use any of the largest 3 circles from the Shaker frames for this project. 

If you'd like more info on dyeing the Vanilla ribbon flowers, check out my instructions here.

After dyeing them with Calypso Coral ink, I colored them with 3 different markers:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry Cobbler, then i spritzed them with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz... they are so pretty in person!

May 2011 7

 I was trying to get the feeling of this rose from my garden... I need to add more yellow.. but it's close enough :)

 

Shaker frame dyeing flowers

 Tip: before adding these flowers to your project, be sure to trim away the excess netting between the flowers so it doesn't show.

Shaker frame flower wreath 2
I wish the shimmer would show up in the photos.. .i tried.

124155 shaker frames
126869 flower trim copy
  Shaker frame 1

Shaker frame 2

Stampin' Up! Products you'll need for this project:

  • Shaker Frames, pg 177 (big catalog) #124155
  • Vanilla Flower Trim, pg 5 Spring Catalog, #126869
  • Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, pg 158, #118772
  • Lacy Brocade emb. folder, pg 36 Spring Catalog #127819
  • Calypso Coral reinker, #122934
  • Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
  • Floral Frames Framelits, pg 191 big catalog, #127012
  • Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, pg 172, #120992
  • Whisper White Cardstock, #100730

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 LAST DAY FOR THE VALENTINE KITS!! 

Valentine specials

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It's a SALE A BRATION Blog Hop

 

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Freakwelcome

WELCOME to the January 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are excited to bring you delightful

Stampin' UP! 2013

Sale a Bration ideas

in the tour this month!! 

Sale a Bration starts on

TUESDAY, Jan. 22!

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

My first project was a card I made for Cindee's birthday.  I love the bright springy colors.. reminds me of my bedroom when I was about 10 or 12 :)  

SAB Happy Hello celebrate flower

This card features the super-cool FREE NOTECARDS and Envelopes you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up!'s Sale a Bration 2013 with your $50 purchase.  The packet is called HAPPY HELLO (#130149) and you get 8 printed notecards, 8 envelopes, baker's twine, rhinestones and self adhesive die cut flowers.  I have added a Calypso Coral flower from the Pop-Up Posies kit (pg 18 in the Spring Catalog, #131395).  (side note: I added a 4-1/4"x 5-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to the back of the card and a piece of DSP from Parker's Patterns - the yellow chevrons).

SAB Happy Hello celebrate tag

Do you want to know how I made this tag??  Cindee taught me this.. fold your cardstock in 1/2 and then run it in your big shot with the tag framelit as shown below, then unfold your tag!  Too cool!  I found it helps to burnish the folded line with my Bone Folder.

Hearts a Flutter Tag Framelits, pg 11 Spring Catalog or HERE ONLINE.

  Folded tag tutorial

Next Up... HELLO>>> are you there? How about a fun English Phone Booth.. cute way to stay in touch with a friend!  This fun stamp comes from the FEELING SENTIMENTAL stamp set.. yours FREE during Sale a Bration!  I colored directly on the rubber with my Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers.  I also used the FREE PETITE CURLY LABEL PUNCH (#129405) .. another GREAT free Sale a Bration item you can earn with your $50 purchase from Jan. 22 to March 22.  I used my free little punch to punch out the HELLO greeting.. YET ANOTHER cute FREE item .. it's from the Sale a Bration set called PRETTY PETITES (#129639 / 129642)

Get more info on all the FREE PRODUCTS available through March 22 HERE.

SAB feeling sentimental phonebooth cloud

SAB feeling sentimental phonebooth closeup

I embossed the Pool Party background piece with the new Cloudy Day embossing folder, found on pg 28 of the Spring Catalog (#127022).  It's mounted on a 4-1/4" square Real Red Card. I also spritzed a few dots onto the phone booth die cut with the Stampin' Up! Color Spritzter Tool (#107066) and my Early Espresso marker.

You can place your order by clicking any of the shop online buttons on my blog and typing in the ordering codes found in this blog post.  Questions?  email me. PattyStamps@comcast.net 

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UPDATE: Printer Tray MDS inserts - whoohoooo!

I am so excited!! 

Yesterday Stampin' Up! revised their policies and it is now ok to include MDS printed components with a project kit, as long as they are printed through the Stampin' Up! MDS printing service... so.... watch my blog next week for my offering of Winter/Spring set of MDS Printer Tray Inserts for your Stampin' Up! printer trays!!

THANK YOU Stampin' Up! for listening and for taking everything into consideration and for changing this policy! 

And a HUGE Thank You to each of you who had emailed me with encouragement and support about this project!!

If you are not familiar with the printer trays, you can see my previous blog posts:

Original Printer Tray post

Printer Tray with Wedding inserts

 

Fall 2012 printers tray inserts Christmas 2012 printers tray inserts

 

(tray measures approx. 11"x13")

PRINTER'S TRAY - FALL & CHRISTMAS CLASS

(from original offering of this project last fall)

Printers tray close up

David holly wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Candy Winners.. I need to hear from you

 

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Quick note to the Blog Candy Winners... I need to hear from Winner #1, #2 and #4 with your shipping address please... thank you! :)


WINNERS OF THE

6 FREE VALENTINE STAMP SETS ARE:

WINNER of Set #1:

Winner set 1

 Winner of Set #2:

Winner set 2

Winner of Set #3:

Winner set 3

Winner of Set #4:

Winner set 4

Winner of Set #5:

Winner set 5

 Winner of Set #6:

Winner set 6

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Creped Filter Paper Flower Tutorial

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Creped filter paper flower 2

Have you used the new Creped Filter Paper from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog yet?  (you'll find it on pg 6). It's easy to work with and although it seems really thin, it's fabulously durable (and super inexpensive!)!

Here is a card I created and embellished with the creped filter paper flower.  

See step by step instructions & a VIDEO below.

Creped filter paper flower card 1

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS PROJECT:

 Creped Filter Paper, #129393

Cardstock & ink: Calypso Coral

Whisper White (4"x5-1/4") embossed with Honeycomb embossing folder.

Designer paper strip and ribbon are from the Sale a Bration catalog...

you can get them FREE starting Jan. 22!

Brad: In Color Designer Brads #122940

Thank You stamp: Perfectly Penned, #122890 / 122892

Paper Piercer #126189 & Piercing Mat #126199

I love how the Thank You tag turned out...I stamped Whisper White Cardstock with Calypso Coral ink and the new oval stamp from Oh Hello (I stamped off onto scratch paper first), and then die cut it with the Labels Collection Framelit! Then sponged the edges to add some depth.

Oh hello labels framelit

OK, now on to the

Creped Filter Paper Flower Tutorial!

129393 creped filter paper

You'll need the Creped Filter Paper, and a variety of Scalloped Circle punches (see below)

Creped filter paper flower punches

I used ONE of the 6"x12" sheets in the package to punch about 12 scallop circles.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  When punching...  i needed to put the creped filter paper on a sheet of computer paper (I actually just used the Stampin' Up! Grid sheet show in the photo, available here) and punch both layers at once... the filter paper was too thin to punch by itself.

Creped filter paper flowers step 1

Creped filter paper flowers step 3

Creped filter paper flowers step 4

Step 5, add brad through all layers and you are done!

Creped filter paper flower

 If you'd like to make a BIGGER flower, use the Floral Frames Framelits and follow the instructions in this Stampin' Up! Video.

 

 

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Dyeing Stampin Up Flower Trim

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Dress up sunshine sprinkles melonDid you see the pretty little colored flowers I used in my project yesterday?

These are the beautiful Vintage ribbon flowers on pg 5 of the Stampin' Up! Spring catalog - 5/8" Flower Trim, #126869... there are 2 yards of these gorgeous little flowers in each package.  AND HERE'S THE MOST EXCITING NEWS... it is only $6.95 for the whole pack!! whoohoooo!

126869 flower trim copy


I needed to dye a lot of these little beauties for a project we are making at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting on Saturday, so I tried this method and it worked great!

Coloring flower trim bowlsSTEP BY STEP:
1.  I rummaged through the drawer with all the extra plastic containers and lids that don't match

2.  filled the containers about 1/3 full with water

3.  added approx 10 to 12 drops of Stampin' Up! Reinker

(shown at left:

top = Calypso Coral

bottom = Pool Party)

4.  Cut Flower Trim into about 12" sections and put them in the containers... stirred with a plastic spoon left over from Yogurtland and let sit about 10 minutes

5.  I took the wet flowers out and let them dry on paper towels

Coloring flower trim paper towel
When dry, I used Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers to add some color to the tips of the flowers... ohhhhhhh so pretty!

Coloring flower trim blue

  Coloring flower trim coral

once I knew this method was going to work ok... I went a little crazy :)

Coloring flower trim reds

 OPTIONAL METHODS for Dyeing the flowers:

1. sponge ink onto flowers

2. "smoosh" flower directly onto the ink pad

3. mix reinker and water in Stampin' Spritzer and spray flowers

4.  color with markers only

and of course... spritz with Smooch Spritz or Shimmer Paint in a Stampin' Spritzer... to add a little Glitz and Glam!

OK>>.. I'm ready for our Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting on Saturday... can't wait to see all my gals!


SAB dress up sneak peek  Vanilla flower trim

 

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