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February 2014

Hexagon Hive Heart Shaped Card

 

Hexagons are HOT!

Have you noticed how trendy they are in the crafting and decorating world? I am SUPER EXCITED to share this Hexagon Hive Heart card with you today!  I shared this with Cindee and Lisa this week at our monthly stamping day, and they loved it!  I got the idea from my customer Cathi Diener. She created hers with the Hexagon Embossing Folder, and I did mine with the Hexagon Hive Framelit.

This fun heart card features the Stampin' Up! Hexagon Hive framelit and heart framelit, die cut with the Big Shot, and the fun bright Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP), from the Occasions Catalog.

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I know.. you are thinking.. wait.. what?  How can a Hexagon be a Heart!?

I've got the step by step tutorial for you below!

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We added a layer of Fancy Foil Siver Vellum over the printed Fresh Prints Paper for the background, to soften the background print a little and to add another element of hearts!

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Are you going to try one of these fun cards? Which DSP will you use?

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Do you love Hexagons?

They are super trendy!

Click HERE to see my Hexagon Pinterest Board

for more Hexagon ideas!

 

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Watercolor Paper Salt Technique

 

Watercolor-paper-ampersand-embossing-folderStamping with Cindee and Lisa each month is a real treat... it feeds my soul.

This week Cindee taught us a version of the Salt Technique with Watercolor Paper.

I took a few photos of our step by step process but I'm going to refer you to Cindee's blog for her instructions.

 We used Stampin' Up! Aquapainters, reinker, watercolor paper, the new Ampersand Embossing Folder from the Occasions catalog, salt and the Sanding Block.

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I struggled with getting a really good photo of this card.. it is so gorgeous in person and I'm not sure that it is coming across well in the photo.  Trust me.. it's amazing!

After getting the watercolor paper wet with the Aqua Painter, we dropped reinker onto the the paper and then added salt.  As the paper dries, the salt absorbs the color and leaves these amazing designs on the paper!

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Then we brushed off the salt, and embossed it with the Ampersand embossing folder.

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Then we sanded it lightly to bring out some highligts from the embossing folder.

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You can see the full instructions on Cindee's blog.

Now it's your turn.. give this fun technique a try!

 

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Stampin' Up! Banner Punch Birthday Card

 

The Stampin' Up! Banner Punch is such a sweet addition to any crafters punch collection!

If you want to earn it as a FREE Sale a Bration gift, you can do that with your $50 order between now and March 31.  Beginning in June, you will be able to purchase this punch in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. Place your Stampin' UP! order online here anytime!

 

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My project today was designed by Lisa Rhine...  Lisa, Cindee and I enjoyed our monthly stamp day yesterday and Lisa designed this FAB card for us to make!  I love her use of Sale a Bration products and bright colors!  Lisa is the QUEEN of fun bright colors and designs!!

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Lisa used one of the Good as Gold card kits (free during Sale a Bration) for the polkadot paper on the bottom 1/2 of the card, the Perfect Pennants stamp set, Deco Label Framelits and the cute Banner Punch on this card.  Black Candy Dots and some gold cord finish off this great birthday card.

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What do you think... isn't Lisa the queen of great bright colors and zippy designs?

Stampin' Up! colors featured in this card: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Pistachio Pudding

Thanks, Lisa for the GREAT project!

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  2. Gold Sequin Trim #132983
  3. Perfect Pennants stamp set #133227 / 133230
  4. Banner Punch - FREE during Sale a Bration
  5. Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102
  6. Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - FREE during Sale a Bration

 

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Go for the Gold - Vellum that is...

 

Check out the New WEEKLY DEALS on sale and the MDS Downloads released today!

Wow, I can't believe the Olympics are already done... but you can still GO FOR THE GOLD with all of the great Gold products from Stampin' Up! for your cards and other crafty projects!

Have you used the amazing Fancy Foil Vellum from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog?  It's so very pretty!  There are 2 packages, one silver and one gold, each with 3 patterns, and all sheets are 12x12.  There are 9 sheets of this pretty vellum in each package.. enough to make lots of projects!

On today's card,  I have combined the bold gold polkadot pattern with the soft poppy stamp image from the Happy Watercolor stamp set on my card.

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The Pop of Tangerine Tango Cardstock Really sets off the the focal point, don't you agree?

I also added a couple of small heart punches using the Gold Foil paper, and some cute Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape.

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133363-gold-foil-vellum-patty<< this is a close up of the great Gold and Silver Fancy Foil Vellum that I used on my card... for all the other great Gold Products, see below:

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Go for the Gold Products from Stampin' Up!

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  1. Gold and Silver Foil Sheets:  Gold #132622 / Silver #132178
  2. Gold Sequin Trim #132983
  3. Gold and Silver Stampin' Glitter #132205
  4. Gold Bakers Twine #132975
  5. Gold Fancy Foil Vellum #133363
  6. Metallic Mini Clothespins #133320
  7. Gold Metallic Encore pad #132141 <<< ON SALE this week! :)
  8. Watercolor Wonder Gold Washi Tape #133000

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Happy Watercolor Wonder Card - Easy Flower Technique

 

Did you notice the pretty poppy flowers on my card from Stamp a Rama?

These pretty flowers are so easy to make even though they look like they were watercolored with care!

I am calling this my FAUX WATERCOLOR FLOWER TECHNQUE,

becasuse it looks like these pretty poppies were watercolored but they weren't!

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Aren't these tooo pretty?  I love how the colors are so soft..

Let me teach you how to make them!

You won't believe how EASY this is!

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I added the pretty flowers to die cut tags/labels from the Deco Labels framelit set, using Watercolor Paper and my Big Shot.

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The speckles are a fun added touch and are stamped in Old Olive using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

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 And so then you are asking... how about the rest of that pretty card... right?

The beautiful roses are already printed on the Watercolor Wonder Note Cards, and so are the fun polka dots!

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Retro Fresh Journaling Tag Birthday Card

 

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Guy or Girl, Child or Adult... I think this Fun Birthday Card would fit the bill for any birthday celebration!

 

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The fun part about this card is that it features the Retro Fresh This and That Journaling tags as the artwork focal point.  You can use these fun pre-printed tags to embellish your albums, smash books, scrapbooks, or, like I did here, add them to a card for a quick and easy birthday card.

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Retro Fresh This and That Journaling tags, pg 19 Occasions catalog, #133526

 I started with a Tangerine Tango folded card, and added a piece of Fresh Prints designer paper, then the tag and then the Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon!

 

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Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit - make 20 cards!

 

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Have you tried the new Hip Hip Hooray card kit from Stampin' Up!?

Right now this is an online item only (not shown in a current catalog), and you can

purchase your kit online here.

Item #134998, only $19.95 and includes the stamp set, too!

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Hip-hip-hooray-cardsStickers.. I love stickers.. maybe it's from my childhood or from my Mrs. Grossman's sticker colletion years ago... but there is something about stickers that make me smile!

AND how about

STAMPING ON STICKERS..

ok.. what could be more fun?

This Hip Hip Hooray card kit from Stampin' Up! comes with 5 full sheets of heavy weight stickers to stamp on and use on your cards!

Now THAT is FUN!

 

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item #134998 not shown in our current catalog, available as an ONLINE KIT only

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure

 Check out more photos and all the details, and order your Hip Hip Hooray kit here!

Isn't the stamp set included in this kit just TOO much fun!?

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Stamp a Rama Video from the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

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It was so exciting to spend several hours stamping awesome cards with my Luv 2 Stamp Group on Saturday!

We had one of our monthly Luv 2 Stamp Group events, and this month it was Stamp A Rama. The Luv 2 Stamp Group is made up of over 230 demonstrators across the country who are in my downline (either my direct recruit or within the 5 levels below me).

What's Stamp a Rama?  A fun stamping event where each person who registers for this event designs a project and brings all the suppiles to make that card. We have a theme each time and this time the theme was to use Sale a Bration or Occasions catalog products.  We usually have between 10 and 20 people attend and it is so much fun to go around the room and make everyone's project! (confession.. I LOVE this event because it means I am not prepping all the projects!) :) 

Want to join our fun group? Get more info here! Join here to become a demonstrator and a member of our Luv 2 Stamp Group.

Here is a quick video overview of our time together and the projects we made:

 

(if you are viewing this in an email, click to VIEW THE VIDEO on my blog)

We had 2 members of our Luv 2 Stamp Group mail in their cards, and I forgot to include them on the video but they are shown below.  Thank you to everyone who attended and participated that day!

 I know you will enjoy all the projects.. here is a photo of each one.. everyone always does such a GREAT job!

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ABOVE: card by Carrie featuring the Sale a Bration See Ya Later set (free with your $50 order through March 31), and the Angled Tag Topper Punch.

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ABOVE: card by Cindee, featuring the Sale a Bration See Ya Later set and banner punch (free items you can select with your $50 order through March 31) and the Arrow Embossing Folder.

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ABOVE: card by Ellen, featuring the bleach stamping technique in the background with the Peaceful Petals stamp set and Scalloped Tag Topper punch

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ABOVE: card by Irene featuring the Simple Stems stamp set and Kaleidascope designer paper

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ABOVE & BELOW: card by Kim featuring the Another Great Year Birthday set, white embossing, and the Banner Punch with Decorative Dots embossing folder (free Sale a Bration selections)

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ABOVE: card by Maria featuring Watercolor Wonder paper and Happy Watercolor stamp set

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ABOVE: card by me :) featuring Watercolor Wonder Note Cards and Happy Watercolor stamp set

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ABOVE: card by Sharon featuring Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch, free selections during Sale a Bration!

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ABOVE: card by Vinnie featuring the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals stamp set

BONUS PROJECT IDEA:

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Bonus sharing project by Vinnie above... make cute paper wrappers for your Ghirardelli chocolate squares with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch!

 

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ABOVE: card by Tina featuring the Watercolor Wonder paper and Happy Watercolor stamp set

and the 2 people who particpated "long distance" by mailing in their cards were Marcee and Roberta... thank you ladies for participating from afar!

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ABOVE: mailed in card by Marcee featuring the Petal Parade stamp set - a free selection with your order during Sale a Bration

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ABOVE: mailed in card by Roberta featuring the Sweet Sorbet Sale a Bration designer paper and the Petite Petals stamp set

WHEW!!! can you even stand all that creativeness!?  wow!!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

 

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My Paper Pumpkin Kit Refills and Additional Kits Available!

 

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Before I get to the big news about My Paper Pumpkin Refill kits..

I must tell you..

there are over 90 items on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack..

you can view them and order them online here!

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 ok, now back to the My Paper Pumpkin news...

Attention My Paper Pumpkin Kit Subscribers!

Stampin' Up! has some GREAT news for you!  If you are a subscriber to the My Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit program, You can purchase some REFILL Kits and previous kits for a limited time only!!

(If you are not a current subscriber and would like to order any of these kits, you must first subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.)

Orders for these additional kits cannot be placed online by a customer. Please CALL or EMAIL ME with your order and payment info and I will call and place the order for you. You can add other items to your order as well. Or, you are welcome to CALL Stampin' Up! to order any kits or refill kits you wish to receive: 1-800-782-6787

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You can view some of the past My Paper Pumpkin Kit samples I have on my blog here.

 

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One of the things I love to do when I receive my monthly My Paper Pumpkin kit is to combine it with a few extra accessories or stamps that I have on my desk at the time... so for my January My Paper Pumpkin Kit, I added some of the left over stickers and used some of the stamps from the Hip Hip Hooray kit!  How fun is that!?

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below: January My Paper Pumpkin kit

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Be sure to watch this fun Stampin' Up! video of the February My Paper Pumpkin Kit.. isn't this WAY too much fun!?

 

If you are not a subscriber and would like to receive a fun crafting kit delivered to your mailbox each month, please join me and subscribe here!

 

 

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Crafting made easy with Stampin' Up! Kits!

 

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I love the ease of opening up a kit and finding all the parts cut, scored, ready to use!

Don't get me wrong.. I love to CREATE from scratch, but sometimes I just want to sit down and craft without having to gather the supplies, cut, punch, die cut, etc. ..

Stampin' Up! Kits are the perfect answer for those days!

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With 15 kits to select from, you will find what you need for anything from a quick and simple card, to a wreath or banner, or even Carving your OWN stamps with an Undefined kit!!

If you have quesitons about any kits, leave me a comment and let me know.

We also offer a monthly subscription kit called My Paper Pumpkin!

 

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 What's YOUR Favorite Kit?

 

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Stampin Up color combo ideas INSPIRED by Shopping

 

Do you THINK in Stampin' Up! Colors?

Do you DREAM in Stampin' Up! Colors?

Do you go around NAMING Stampin' Up! Colors in stores?

Yep, I do all 3!

On a few recent shopping trips, I started taking photos of pretty color combos that caught my eye.

I thought perhaps I'd share them here and give you my take on their Stampin' Up! "translations" to give you some inspiration for your next stamping project.

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Which color combo moves YOU to create?

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Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon

 

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Have you used this cute RUFFLED RIBBON in the 2013/2015 IN COLORS yet? 

It's fun new ribbon from the Stampin' Up! catalog this year.. you can find it on page 173. I used the Costal Cabana Ruffled ribbon below (#130024)

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Here is a QUICK TIP... put a piece of STICKY STRIP (#104294) on your card then place the Ruffled Ribbon on the Sticky Strip.. Sticky Strip seems to hold it in place the best!

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I tied a piece of 1/4" stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon above the ruffled ribbon for a bit more color.

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I love these pretty colors together... And the Coastal Cabana In Color embellishment (#130938) just really sets off this cute flower!

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I know you enjoyed the  Vivid Vases card I shared with you a week or so ago... we chatted about whether or not to put stems in the vase... well.. if you don't want to worry about stems, you can simply "create" solid vases for your flowers!  :)

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Vivid-vases-on-fresh-printsIt's not difficult at all!

Let me teach you how!

STEP 1:  ink your Vivid Vases stamp with Black StazOn ink and stamp it on any patterned paper of your choice.  Here I selected a piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Paper stack. You'll find that on pg 33 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

 

{{disclaimer.. great minds think alike.. after I made this card I saw a similar idea by Brian King on Pinterest... too fun that we used the same paper, Brian!}}

 

 

STEP 2: Use your awesome Paper Snips from Stampin' Up! and cut out the vases. Be careful.. these scissors have SHARP tips... don't ask me how I know that! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3:  Stamp the Vivid Vases stamp on Watercolor paper, and use Multipurpose LIquid Glue to adhere the cut out paper vases over the stamped vases!

 

Color in the flowers and stems with your choice of Stampin' Write markers.

 

 

VOILA! Easy Peasy, right?

 

 

 

 

133324-scalloped-tag-topper-punchOne of my favorite parts of this card is the Pool Party Scalloped Tag in the background.. doesn't that add a nice little pop of color in an unexpected way?  I think it does!

<<<  I   L O V E  this Salloped Tag Topper punch!

Just cut your paper or cardstock to a hair narrower than 2", slip it into the punch and punch!  Super cool way to get a tag of any length! and...

BONUS:  it's a great way to use up scraps!!!!

I used a Stampin' Up! White note card as my folded card, then added a 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" piece of flowery paper from the FREE Sale a Bration Sweet Sorbet paper pack, and I outlined a black border with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. See THIS POST for tips on drawing a border on your card.

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I finished off my card by stamping on the bottom of the tag with the banner from the Perfect Pennants stamp set (pg 27 Occasions catalog) and adding an Color Boutique Details embellishment!

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Go for the Gold Sale a Bration Card

 

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 Go for the Gold!

If you are not an olympian, you can still "Go for the Gold" with the fun Sale a Bration "Good as Gold" card kit available as one of the free items with your $50 order!

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For these note cards, I actually cut the Good As Gold note cards in 1/2 and used them as card front panels, layering them on to Calypso Coral cardstock and then on to a Whisper White folded note card!

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 I die cut lots of little Whisper White labels with the Labels Collection framelits, then stamped them as follows:

Petal Parade (free SAB set) with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral

Simply Celebrate greetings in StazOn black ink

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Celebration Basics Banner Kit on my new Bulletin Board

 

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I've always wanted "a statement piece"... you've heard that expresssion, right?

  They toss that phrase around on the DIY Home Decorating shows all the time...  like a really cool chair, or lamp, or big armoire... well, I've never had one.  So when the opportunity came to redo an area behind my computer desk in my home office, I thought, "I'll get some really cool lamps.. those will be my statement pieces!".  I wanted Coral or Blue or something REALLY Zippy!  well... guess I'm out of touch with what's cool because after going to SEVERAL stores, I didn't find ONE thing that could really be considered a statement piece and everything was neutral colors!!! .. geesh. 

SO.. what did I end up with?  THE STORY OF MY LIFE.. a "safe" design.. "safe color", "safe design", nothing fancy.. but that's ok.. I will just have to jazz up the REST of my new little area! 

Stampin' Up! Celebration Basics Banner Kit to the rescue!

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I used the Celebrations Basics Banner Kit and the Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On kits.  You'll find all of these supplies on pg 30 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and ordering info at the bottom of this post.

The banner in the kit says "CELEBRATE" but I just used part of the supplies and spelled CREATE.

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Patty-desk-lamp<< So this is the lamp I ended up getting... not exactly the "statement piece" I would have liked.. but, they are pretty (I got a pair)... I got the bases at Lowes (thanks to Lisa for helping me pick them out) and I found these shades at Target!  All 4 pieces were under $150 (for the 2 lamps) including the light bulbs :) 

 

The shades have really pretty very dark brown stitching on the linen shade.. I really like them.

 

The bases are very dark brown - almost black. Dark enough that if I want to do black accents on my desk it will look fine.

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What do you think about my DIY charging station? I repurposed (or is that Upcycled?) a letter tray, and covered a piece of cardboard with some left over fabric and batting, attached binder clips to the back of the tray and it holds the charging cords for my phone, my tablet and my camera battery charger! yay!

Now for a quick tutorial on making the flowers for the CREATE Banner:

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I used the printed papers from the Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On kits and die cut them with flowers from the Secret Garden framelit package, sponged them with Calypso Coral ink, stamped them with the Dahlia stamp, cupped them in my hand, then added them to the banner!

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I used Snail adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals for everything except hot glue on the flowers.

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So what's YOUR statement piece?

And I'm just warning you .. if you say it's a Red Chair.. I just might come move in with you! :)

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