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August 2014

Last Day for Big Shot Promotion

 Just a quick reminder.. today is the LAST DAY for the Big Shot Promotion!

CLICK HERE for Big Shot Promo Details

Watch the Big Shot video here if you are not familiar with all of it's amazing features!

Click to VIEW and Order your Big Shot Bundle >>>> Online Store here!

 


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New Stampin' Up! YouTube videos for the Holiday Catalog

 

See below for Holiday Catalog Blog Candy Give Away!

Hi friends.. wow.. I am so impressed.. the Stampin' Up! training team has been hard at work and boy do they have amazing videos for you!!  Have you seen all the new Holiday Catalog Stampin' Up! YouTube videos!?

  CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

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Holiday Catalog Product Give Away!!!

Leave me a comment below and tell me which of the new Stampin' UP! YouTube videos is your favorite one and I'll do a random drawing on Monday, Sept. 1st for a winner to receive a free HOLIDAY CATALOG Paper Assortment!

NEW!!! >>>> Reserve your HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARE here

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Little Letters JINGLE ornament

 

Did you see my JINGLE Christmas card yesterday? And did you wonder what I did with the die cut JINGLE letters!?  well... wonder no more! :)  A quick and easy Christmas Tree ornament!!

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I can't wait to hang this on my Christmas Tree!! (yes, I know it's only August!)

Below: We used the LIttle Letters Thinlit dies and Circle Collection Framelits with the Big Shot, and the new Tree punch for our fantastic ornament!  They are all die cut out of the new Under the Tree designer paper (pg 5 of the new Holiday Catalog)

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<<< And... just an FYI.. the

Circle framelits are

ON SALE THIS WEEK

on the Weekly Deals... you if you don't have them, this is a GREAT TIME to order them in my online store so you can make this adorable ornament, too!

 

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The Kraft circle with the stars is "popped up" with Stampin' Dimensionals and then the tree is adhered to the red circle below the tree punch out. (hope that made sense!?)

If you missed the coordinating card, click here to view the details

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see the new Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper

STAMPIN' TIPS:

- Use your Bone folder to give the JINGLE banner some curl, then only attach the 2 ends with Stampin' Dimensionals

- The Multipurpose Liquid Glue is the best for adhering these letters to a project! Thanks Cindee for demonstrating that! :)

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime!

This is what you'll need to make the ornament:

 

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What is so cool is that when you punch the tree out of the tiny star DSP, the other side is that gree pattern... so .. voila.. you have an instant tree!!

You could also make this ornament with:

J O Y

N O E L

M E R R Y

HO  HO  HO

or personalize it with a name!


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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog JINGLE Christmas Card

 

Today is an EXCITING DAY!!

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The new 2014 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! has been officially released

(you can see the products in my online store! or view online here)

and

Stampin' UP! is offering an EXTRA free Hostess Incentive set.. see details below!

There are dozens and dozens of amazing new products in the Holiday catalog... and I've featured 2 of them here today: Flip open your catalog to page 5 (go ahead... I'll wait for you..) and you'll see the new Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper.. that is what I used to make this card.  It's 12x12 cardstock-weight kraft sheets with beautiful double sided designs! #135825

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Did you spot the other gorgeous new item on this project? Flip to page 7 and you'll see the amazing Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon!! whohooo!  #135839

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1 youtube Watch a VIDEO about this GREAT paper here!

(eeek!! did you see how they colored the Kraft side of the paper!??)

I saw this card idea on Pinterest by Elizabeth Price when I was at Cindee's house last week, we decided to copy the idea!  Love it!

Our card is 3-3/4" wide by 11" tall, folded in 1/2.

We used the fabulous LITTLE LETTERS Thinlits (pg 228 of the annual Stampin' Up! catalog) to die cut JINGLE into the front of the card!

Here is the step by step HOW TO:

Little-letters-jingle-magnetic-platform-stampin-upJust place your letters on the cardstock on top of your Magnetic Platform and then die cut them in the Big Shot.  We cut a 1-1/4" tall x 4-1/4" wide banner to place behind the die cut letters.  As you can see below, at first I just put the banner behind the die cut image.. but didn't like it so well, so we added the little edge pieces from our Stampin' Dimensionals and it creates a great shadow and depth to the image.

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Use the edges of your Stampin' Dimensionals for a thin line of dimensional adhesive.

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 If you are one of my regular customers you should have rec'd the Holiday catalog by now.  If you are a regular customer and did not get one, please let me know.  If you are a new customer, I'd love to send you one!

Hostess Set Promotion!

Get this Good Greetings stamp set free when your party, or customer order is over $300 starting on Aug. 28!!

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All Abloom and Groovy Love Heart Thank You Card

 

Special Reminder: Customer ordering for the 2014 Holiday Catalog

Starts Thursday, 8/28!!

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Holiday-carry-over-listQuick Update:  Today is the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog stamps and accessories that were carried over from the previous 2013 Holiday Catalog (exception: Gift Bow Die still available in current catalog).

CLICK HERE to download your flyer

 

CLICK HERE to place your

orders in my Online Store

 

Thank you!

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One of the many blessings of my Stampin' UP! Business is that I always need Thank You cards for customer orders.  I usually make 10 to 20 cards at a time when I find a design I really like... so these were some of the cards I made to send out earlier this month for Customer Thank You cards!  They feature the Groovy Love stamp set and the All Abloom Designer Paper Stack!

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I pulled out all the floral designs out of the All Abloom paper stack and cut them down to 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" (so you get 2 per sheet) then I added them to the Whisper White Note Cards (pg 194).  On top of that, I added a Whisper White Scalloped Tag Topper punch tag, stamped with the cute polka dot heart from Groovy Love and Thank You from the Hey You stamp set on pg 103.

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All Abloom Paper stack available in my online store here.

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Heart Border Punch, pg 222, or available in my ONLINE STORE here.

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Here are some of the Groovy Love Thank You tags in production...

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime,

  or click any of the pictures below to go right to that item online.

 

Need a new 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog?

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Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle 2014 Travel Docs

 

2014 FB badgeIt is always WAY too exciting when I receive the travel docs for the Stampin' Up! sponsored trips I earn each year... and this is no exception... Founder's Circle 2014 is coming up next month and the packet arrived yesterday!! whohooo!

The Founder's Circle Retreat is an amazing 5 day trip to St. George, Utah, where we gather with the top 100 demonstrators in the company from the US plus the top Canadian Demonstrators, with Stampin' Up! Staff, Corporate Team members and of course Shelli and Sara!!   It's an amazing week and I'm sure you've enjoyed my photos from previous years.  This will be my 7th Founder's Circle trip and I'm really looking forward to it!!

Here is what I received from Stampin' Up! and the travel agency to get me all ready for my trip!

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Did you see that gorgeous stamping on the front!?  Stampin' UP! does the MOST amazing job of making us feel SO special!  The pine cones and pine bough are from the new set called Ornamental Pine on page 27 of the brand new Holiday catalog!  The theme for the retreat is "Home for the Holidays".. but I'm not sure where that embossed image came from.. I'm not seeing it in the catalog...

The GORGEOUS Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon is found on page 7 of the Holiday catalog.  If you have not rec'd your Holiday catalog yet, please let me know so I can get one in the mail to you! 

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 So.. what else is going on this week!?

 Just a thought... looking for a GREAT deal on Halloween Designer Paper and Washi Tape?  Don't overlook the Clearance Rack!!

Halloween-dsp-washi-clearanceWitches Brew DSP only $4.39

Witches Brew Washi Tape only $1.99

 

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You are going to want these Circle Collection framelits (weekly deal sale item shown above) when you see my blog project this Friday.... just sayin'  :)

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Creative Challenge Club Sketch CCC10 Halloween Card

 

I don't know about you but the weeks are flying by this year!

It's Monday again and it's time for another Creative Challenge Club Sketch!

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My card today features a few Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog sneak peek products!!  Can you spot them?  How about the fun Happy Halloween stamp?  And did you see the totally cute Halloween paper!?  CUTENESS!!!!  You can order from the Holiday catalog on Thursday, Aug. 28!!

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Above: the new Motley Monsters Designer paper is on pg 45 of the new Holiday catalog.. don't miss it.. it's super adorable!  I made 3 little banners with it by cutting 1" wide strips of paper and using the Hexagon Punch to punch the "tails".  I grabbed a cute star paper clip from the Basics Hodgepodge Clip assortment on page 209 of the Annual catalog to finish off the card.

Below is our CCC10 sketch.  When you create your card using this sketch, please upload it to our Creative Challenge Club site here!

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Creative Challenge Club Sketch CCC10

Leave me a comment below if you upload your creation.. I'd love to see 25 submissions this week!

I used my favorite Dots & Stripes mask from Stampin' Up! for the background.. just added a fun bit of whimsy to this card!! See THIS POST for a great tip on sponging with the Dot Mask. The Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon is my FAVE.. I had to add that to the card too!

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Happy Halloween stamp available Aug 28... see below for ordering info.

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Place your Stampin' Up! orders in my online store.

 

 

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime,

  or click any of the pictures below to go right to that item online.

NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG ITEMS available on 8/28 used in this project:
 
  • Motley Monsters DSP  pg 45, #135819
  • Halloween Street single stamp pg 47, #136567

 

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It's a Great Day to catch a Video

 

{{quick quake update.. thank you for everyone who has checked on us through facebook.. we are fine .. quake was pretty long and strong (3:30am today), no damage here but lots of damage 20 miles away at the Napa epicenter. Please keep those people who experienced damage or injury in your prayers}}

Hi Friends... I have been fighting with my computer and blogging service trying to get a post done today and it's just not working.. sorry!!  You know when you just keep getting that little spinning wheel of death and you get nowhere!?  Ya, that is today...    I HOPE to have my Creative Challenge Club project up for you tomorrow. 

Pss-videos-mainSo today, I was just thinking, maybe it would be a GREAT DAY to just catch a Stampin' Up! video of mine that maybe you haven't seen before... 

Here is a link to my Video Page that lists all my Stamping and MDS videos... perhaps you'll find one to enjoy that you missed in the past.

Have a great Sunday...

Thanks for checking in!

 

 

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Fabulous Four Celebrate Stampin' Up! card

 

Sponged Background Celebrate Card

Do you remember when I showed you this sponging technique on THIS VIDEO?  Well, I sponged some extra cards and played with more designs than the ones in the video, and this is one that I came up with ... what do you think?  I love it!

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This quick and easy Celebrate card features the Fabulous Four stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  See it on page 13 of the catalog or view/purchase it here online.

I stamped the Celebrate with Memento Black ink over the sponged colored area, and simply added a 1-1/2" x 5" strip of Daffodil Striped DSP from the Sweet Taffy DSP package (pg 186, #133693), some Daffodil 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (pg 207, #134559) and some punched stars from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (pg 222, #133787)! DONE!

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These bitty stars are a GREAT way to use up scraps of your designer paper! When you have a little strip of paper, simply punch out some shapes and put them right on to a roll of Glue Dots, and Voila, they are ready to use anytime!

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Watch my VIDEO HERE to see how to sponge colors for the background.

Below: the yummy Stampin' UP! Colors I used to sponge this background.

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime,

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Get Ready for the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!

 

Holiday-catalog-stampin-upSNEAK PEEK TIME!!

 

Are you ready!? 

Did you get your copy in the mail?

my regular customers should be receiving one from me in the mail if you have not already received it

If you need a Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, please let me know!

leave a comment below or email me if you did not receive your copy yet

pattystamps@comcast.net

 

SNEAK PEEK PROJECT: Stampin' Up! Gift Card Enclosure

Santa Stache Treat Box Project!

 Isn't this treat box just TOO much fun?! We made these at our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group event!  You can create these adorable little Treat Box Pouches using the Gift Card Enclosures on page 194 in the Annual catalog and altering them with the Simply Scored board per my instructions below. 

They are embellished with lots of new products from the Holiday Catalog! I'll list them below for you! You can purchase the Gift Card Enclosures to get started on your treat boxes now!  Holiday Catalog supplies will be available to order on Thursday, Aug. 28!!

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Can you just even believe how CUTE this Santa is!?  Oh my gosh.. We used our Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to color in his hat!  He is stamped with Memento Black ink on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock and then the tag was punched with the Tag Topper Punches (pg 221).  The mustache was stamped a 2nd time on a scrap and die cut with the Mustache framelit and added on top with dimensionals. 

How to Make the Treat Box project:

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The easiest way to score these little gift card enclosures is to fold down one flap so you can push it up against the top "rail" of the Simply Scored Board, then score.

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The Stampin' Up! Note Cards (3-1/2" x 5") fit PERFECTLY into this fun treat box!!

They are available on pg 194 in the annual Stampin' UP! catalog or here online:
Whisper White Note Cards #131527

Crumb Cake Note Cards #133766

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It's a bit difficult to see in the photos but here is a close up of the cute snowflake sequins that we added to the tip of Santa's cap!  You will find these in your Holiday Catalog, and also in my Holiday Catalog Product Share!

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CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime,

  or click any of the pictures below to go right to that item online.

 
NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG ITEMS available on 8/28 used in this project:
  • Santa Stache stamp set, pg 18 #135032 / 135035
  • Nordic Noel DSP pg 15, #135822
  • Frosted Sequins pg 22, #135835
  • Real Red 3/8 Satin Woven Ribbon pg 15, #135840
  • Olive Two-Tone Twine pg 29, #135837

 

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Accessory and Paper Share

 

 

Patty's Holiday Catalog Product Share!

If you'd like the opportunity to check out a sampler of some of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog products, join me and reserve your spot in my product share, and I'll be happy to add you to a group to receive all the goodies listed below.  As each group of 4 fills up, I place the order for that group and then get the fun new products back out to you quickly and expertly packaged.  If you already emailed me after my post on Sunday, no need to resend your request. First order goes in on 8/28!!  Reserve Now!

Reserve yours today by emailing me: pattystamps@comcast.net

You will receive EVERYTHING shown below in your share!

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Holiday Stampin' Up! Catalog Product Share

RESERVE YOURS TODAY!  Only $29.95 + shipping!

  Your Holiday Catalog Product Share includes ALL of these NEW products:

  •  34 pieces of 6x6 Designer Series Paper (1 of each new design from all NEW packages - and two 3x6 pieces of the single sided foil design in the All is Calm pack)
  • 12 pieces of 4-1/2"x 6-1/2" DSP from the new Trim the Tree DSP Stack
  • 6 assorted wooden leaf embellishments (1 of each design)
  • 8 Gold Buttons (2 of each design/size)
  • 6 Nordic Noel Christmas buttons (2 of each design/size)
  • 5 Snowflake Embellishments
  • 6 Santa and Co. 3-D Epoxy embellishments (2 lg, 4 small)
  • 1 yard Old Olive Two-Tone Trim
  • 1 yard Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
  • 2 bags from the Petite Cafe Gift Bag pack
  • 3 boxes from the Tiny Treats Bag pack
  • 1 large Take Out Box
  • 10 assorted tags, 5 colored clothespins & 36" twine from the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory kit
  • Approx. 110 assorted new Snowflake & Silver Sequins (assorted)

 

Your cost is only $29.95 per share

 plus $5.60 Prioirty shipping

 EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE YOUR SHARE TODAY! at Pattystamps@comcast.net

 

 How to sign up:

  To RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW in Patty's Product Share, email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net with the following info:

      your name, shipping address, phone #

      the email address you use for Paypal*

 I will reserve your spot in my Product Share and invoice you through paypal when each group of 4 fills up*. 

 *If you don't have a paypal account, you can select to pay the invoice via debit card or credit card.  If those options do not work for you, email me to work out payment.


The initial order for these products will be placed on 8/28 and we will do our best to get them back out in the mail no later than 9/8. I will always do my best to get this product out to you as soon as possible, and I will be putting in the orders as each group fills and sending them right back out as soon as they arrive here and we repackage the products for you, (unless there are any backorders or items sell out).

  If you are in my Luv 2 Stamp Group or you do not need the share shipped to you, be sure to ask me about your discounted price!

  Open to US residents only.

 

Need a new 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog?

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Simple and Elegant Control Freaks Blog Tour

 

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WELCOME to the August 2014

  Control Freak

  Blog Tour!!!

Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects that are

SIMPLE & ELEGANT

 
 Our tour this month showcases cards that are Simple yet Elegant, or "Flat and Fabulous".. perhaps 1 or 2 layer cards without lots of embellishing...  we hope you enjoy this tour!   You have probably reached me after visiting Heidi Baks fantabulous blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :) This month I'm a Heidi Sandwich... I'm sandwiched between 2 amazing Heidi's!!! :)

Card #1: Corner Garden Stamp

My first card uses a new background stamp called Corner Garden in a very different way!  I had not thought about turning this stamp on its side but I like it!

If you are looking for it, it's on pg 175 in the current Stampin' UP! Catalog.

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After stamping the background stamp on Whisper White in Calypso Coral (my current fave Stampin' Up! color), I stamped the stamp again in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White and colored in the largest flower with Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers and then cut it out with my nice sharp paper snips, added petals with the Beautiful Bunch set stamped in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and punched with the Fun Flower punch, then added that to the card. The Thanks a Bunch stamp is from the Occasions 4 You set, pg 8.

Simple, yet elegant... don't you think?

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You can see the Blendabilities colors I used for the flower.. the 3 Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers plus the Blush (skin tone) marker and the Color Lifter. (Yep, this card was for a swap.. in fact it was for a Control Freaks Swap!)

For tips on coloring with Blendabilities,

see my VIDEO TUTORIAL SERIES HERE

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  • Corner Garden Stamp, pg 175, #134045/134048
  • Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, pg 181, #126983, 122925
  • Old Olive ink & cardstock, pg 180, #126953, 100702
  • Memento Black ink pg 212 #132708
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130996
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Color Lifter marker pg 212, #129369
  • Occasions 4 You stamp set, pg 8, #134333/134336
  • Fun Flower punch #133785

 

Card #2: Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp

My second card features a hostess set called Bloom with Hope  colored with Blendabilities markers.

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I think the Stylish Stripes embossing folder background, white on white, really makes this card beautiful and elegant.  I also like the sponging effect around the edge of the tag... I used both Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight to sponge the edges.

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After stamping the flower with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers with some brown in the center from the Skin Tone assortment.  I used my Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this a pretty tag focal point.

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  • Bloom with Hope hostess set - available when you have an order or party of $150 or more (see pg 240)
  • Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, pg 226, #132174
  • Scalloped Tag Topper punch pg 221, #133324
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Stampin' Sponges pg 210, #101610
  • Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130997
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130998
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Tangerine Tango ink pad pg 180, #126946
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad pg 180, #126944


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Tuesday Updates

 

Announcements **  Sales ** Holiday Product Shares

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Creative Challenge Club Sketch CCC09 Moonlight DSP

 

It's MONDAY!! You know what that means...

 

It's time for another creative challenge.. this week our

Creative Challenge Club Sketch is a great sketch - please join us!

 

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I am featuring several great Stampin' Up! products that were new to the annual catalog this summer. 

  • Heart Border Punch pg 222, #133784
  • Lost Lagoon cardstock and ribbon pg 179, #133679, 133672
  • Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey ink pg 179, #133644. 133643
  • Hello Honey cardstock pg 179, #133678
  • Groovy Love stamp set, pg 110 #134243, 134246
  • Sweetheart punch pg 222, #133786
  • Moonlight Designer paper pg 185, #133701

Below is our CCC09 sketch.  When you create your card using this sketch, please upload it to our Creative Challenge Club site here!  Please leave me a comment below when you upload your card to our challenge site.. I'd love to know how many of my readers are participating!

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How sweet is this new heart border punch!!?  I love it!

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As you can see, I placed some Hello Honey cardstock inside the card so that the hearts would show up more on the front.

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The hearts are stamped with Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey ink on Whisper White cardstock, then punched with the beautiful Sweetheart punch and added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals... I love how that adds some extra POP to the card.

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Did you see that I added 2 of the sweet little Lost Lagoon hearts from the border punch to the bottom of the card next to the sentiment?  :)  eeeks.. that is just too cute!

Did you catch my discussion on Facebook the other day to see what makes my heart go Boom Boom Boom?  :)

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  What makes YOUR heart go Boom Boom Boom?

 

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Blog Candy Winner and Holiday Catalog Share Info

 

This is my 2nd blog post for you today..

if you missed the 1st Birthday Card post, please click here.

 

Holiday Product Shares coming soon! 

I will have all the details for the new Holiday Catalog paper and accessories share here on my blog on Thursday, but if you'd like to reserve yours now, email me, and you will receive everything shown below for only $29.95 plus shipping. I will be sending out Paypal Invoices beginning on Thursday to anyone who has reserved a share and would like to participate!  You will be first on the list to receive yours in early September!

Email me to reserve your share now!  pattystamps@comcast.net

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Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment with your favorite Embossing Folder!!  The randomly selcected winner of the Christmas in August Blog Candy is.....

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Patty Daley, please contact me with your shipping address!

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