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New Stampin' Up! set, Weekly Deals and Blendabilities Update

 

Yay!! It's the 2nd Tuesday of the Month..

you know what that means!?

A new stamp set release!

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Just Kidding Stamp set - NEW!  #140667  available here online

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Blendabilities Update:

I am VERY Sad to share this news with you - The Blendabilities Product Line has been Discontinued.  I know.. I think we all need a moment to take that in.

  • As I shared with you last week, the Blendabilities markers have been experiencing defect issues, namely that many of the markers arrived dry to the customers.
  • In a nutshell, the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem and provide Stampin' Up! with a solution. Therefore the product line has been discontinued.
  • The good news is that Stampin' Up! is committed to ONLY selling the BEST products available, so rather than ship a defective product and continue to send replacements, they have made this decision.
  • The Memento Black Ink pad and refill will still be available (and that's great news because it's a fabulous black pad!)
  • What should you do?

            1.  If you currently have a pack of Blendabilities on backorder that you purchased, do nothing, you will receive a refund from Stampin' Up! within the next month.

            2.  If you have selected a free pack of Blendabilities from hostess rewards or from a Sale a Bration choice  and they are on backorder or defective, please complete the survey (CLICK HERE) - have your original order number handy - and you will be able to select a replacement Sale a Bration or hostess item. 

            3. If you feel you have a defective package of Blendabilities, please contact Stampin' Up! Demo Support at 1 800 STAMPUP.

            4. If you need ideas for coloring your images, we still have our great Stampin' Write Markers here, our Blender Pens here, and our AquaPainters sold here to use with your Stampin' Up! ink pads.  

 

Note: due to the unavailability of the Blendabilities as part of the advertised Sale a Bration offering, some of the other 14 Sale a Bration products MAY run out.. stamp sets will be available through 3/31/15, but the other items MAY risk selling out.

 

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Weekly Deals and Blendabilities Issue

 

Here are the EXCITING Products on Sale - Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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view and purchase the Weekly Deals Here in my Online Store

March 3, 2015 to March 9, 2015

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Don't miss it... 4 new Sale a Bration products available in March only!

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For the other 10 Free Sale a Bration Products available with your $50 order

see the online catalog here or email me to get yours in the mail.

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Blendabilities Marker Notice from Stampin' Up!:

Stampin' Up! is experiencing a quality issue with the Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

 

 

 

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Pirate Map Birthday Card

 

Did you see the cute pencil toppers I made with this Hey, Valentine stamp set?  Click to View them here if you missed them.  I wanted to use this cute Pirate stamp but without the Valentine sentiment, so I did not ink the Valentine greeting, and I stamped Happy Birthday instead! What little guy wouldn't want this cute Pirate Birthday card!?

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This fun Hey, Valentine Stamp set available on page 8 of the 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, or click here to order online in CLEAR or WOOD mount.

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Colored with Blendabilities Markers

After stamping the pirate in Memento Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, I colored him with my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers.  I love how smooth they are.. oh my.. they are a breeze to color with!

If you have not used Blendabilities Markers yet, why not try a FREE pack with your $50 Stampin' Up! purchase during Sale a Bration!?  Select from the packages shown on page 20 of the Sale a Bration Catalog!

If you would like to watch my video tutorials for Blendabilities, you can see them by clicking on any of the links below:

Blendabilities Videos

Part 1: Overview: How to use Blendabilities, Memento Pad and Color LIfter

Part 2:  3 ways to color flowers with Blendabilities

Part 3:  Tips for coloring the hedgehog A Little Smile stamp

Part 4:  How to emboss images and color on black cardstock with Blendabilities

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I had lots of fun combining the World Map background stamp and the Open Sea stamp set plus a couple pieces of the Typeset DSP for the background pieces.  I ripped and sponged all the edges and then used the Spiral Border punch to punch the edges of the pieces.  All stamping and sponging was done with Soft Suede ink.

 

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Valentine's Mini Treat Bag

 

It's February!!!

That means it's time to finish up making your treats, little gifts and tokens of love for Valentine's Day!

How about these super easy Treat Bags created with the Mini Treat Bag Framelit and your Big Shot from Stampin' Up!?

What would you put in one? Gift Card? Candy Bar? Love Note?

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You could leave the image uncolored and include a small pack of crayons for the recipient to color it! :)

I used some of the paper in my FREE Best Year Ever Sale a Bration package to create the little bag.. although they are just dots, they kind of look like bubbles... right?

I stamped the cute Hey, Valentine fishies from the Hey, Valentine stamp set in memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock, then colored them with Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!   Does coloring just take you back to your childhood!? It does for me... and why I remember that Burnt Sienna was my fave color is beyond me!   But anyway.. back to this cute project...

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If you haven't tried the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers yet, why not consider getting a FREE pack with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!?  See page 20 of the Sale a Bration brochure for more details!

You'll find the Hey, Valentine stamp set on pg 8 in the 2015 Occasions catalog, and the Mini Treat Bag framelit on pg 9 in the same catalog.

I used the heart shape and banner shape to die cut accessories for this project - they are also in the Mini Treat Bag framelit set.. you can see it pictured below if you want to see all the pieces.  You can also see it or buy it now in my online store.

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Watch a GREAT video by Stampin' Up! for more info about assembling

your Mini Treat Bag bags!  (view it here online if you are reading this in an email)

  

 

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Valentine Pencil Topper Treats

 

Need a cute, quick and easy project for a Valentine's Treat!?

Check out the Dollar Spot at Target for bargains on CUTE Pencils, then stamp and decorate them with the Stampin' UP! Hey, Valentine stamp set!

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 I stamped them with the Memento Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock, colored them with Stampin' UP! Blendabilities Markers, then cut them out, punched holes and slipped them onto pencils. 

Hey, Valentine stamp set is on pg 8 of the Occasions catalog, or here online

HOW TO:

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Aren't they just so cute!?  Oh my gosh.. LOVE these cuties!!

Here are the Blendabilities colors I used...

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If you haven't tried Blendabilities markers yet, you can get a pack free as your Sale a Bration FREE GIFT selection!! Didn't know that? check out pg 20 of the Sale a Bration catalog for the colors you can select free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!  View all Blendabilities in my online store here.

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You can either punch a 1/8" hole and thread ribbon through the hole to tie it to the pencil, or, punch two 1/4" holes and slip the pencil through per my photo tutorial above.

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 What do you think!? Do you like them!? Leave me a comment if you do!

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Twitterpated Heart Washi Tape Card

 

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as you can see, one of the meanings is smitten.. and Yes, I think I'm smitten with this Black and White Washi Tape!!

I hope you enjoy this idea, too!

I think it would make a delightful Valentine!

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For this sweet little Whisper White note card, I covered the front of the note card with "Stacked With Love" Washi Tape - see photos below for "HOW TO", (from pg 5 of the new 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog) and then cut another card front piece the same size, punched and die cut hearts in it, then added that on to the card with lots of Stampin' Dimensionals!

A couple of ways I embellished the card front:

1.  stamped Twitterpated from the You Plus Me stamp set (pg 5)

2.  added 2 little epoxy sticker hearts (pg 28) colored with Blendabilities

3. drew a border with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker around the edge

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If you don't have any of the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers yet, why not TRY THEM OUT FOR FREE with your Sale a Bration order!! Select a FREE 3-pack of Blendabilities as your Sale a Bration gift when you order $50 or more!

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SEE PG 20 of the Sale a Bration Catalog for all the Blendabilities Marker colors you can select as your free gift!

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Do you love the little Itty Bitty Accents epoxy stickers!?  Hearts, Stars and circles, 2 sizes, color them any color you wish with Blendabilities Markers!

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A nice finishing touch on a white card:  draw a border around the edge.  You can find drafting triangles at Staples.. I like them because of the little raised lip .. it won't suck the ink under the surface.

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Ta-da! Done!

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Coming Soon... beautiful new Blendabilities Markers

 

Did you receive your Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog from me yet!?

If you are one of my regular customers you should have received yours.. if you didn't please email me so I can get it sent out to you! (email: PattyStamps@comcast.net)

One of the GREAT new products you'll find in the Occasions Catalog is 4 new delicious packs of fresh, springy Blendabilities!  SEE PAGE 32!!

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 Don't you love them!! They are the perfect addition to your crafting supplies for the spring!! whohoooo!

You can order them beginning on January 6, 2015 in my ONLINE STORE.

Order other Blendabilities now!

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Gift Box Punch Board Christmas Boxes

 

Have you tried out the Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin' Up!?  It was introduced in the Holiday Catalog a few months ago. You can find it on page 5 or HERE in my online store. I love that you can make so many different sizes and shapes of boxes with it!!  

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My best tip is.. get the Under the Tree heavy weight designer paper for your boxes (pg 5 of the Holiday Catalog) .. it works great for scoring and folding these boxes.

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Here is a green box I made when I was stamping one day at Cindee's house.. we made boxes and then created tags.. I used the Santa Stache stamp set to create a nutcracker tag on the Kraft paper (pg 192 in the annual catalog). I colored it with Blendabilities.. I would say that Blendabilities probably look nicer on Whisper White cardstock, but, I do love how this turned out!

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Here is a tip for you about using paper with a pattern in the Gift Box Punch Board:

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Want to see it in action? Watch the Stampin' Up! Video below:

How to use the Gift Box Punch Board

 

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 I used the Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities markers to color in the stamped Nutcracker.  I stamped the mustache a 2nd time and die cut it with the Mustache framelit and added it to the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

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Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers

 

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Have you been enjoying your Blendabillities Markers from Stampin' Up!?  I love coloring with mine.. it's like a flashback to my childhood and Crayola Crayons, coloring books, activity books... did you love all those activities too?  Were you a color in the lines person?  I WAS!!

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Did you Know?  a bundle of Blendabilities Markers will be ON SALE on Monday, Dec. 1st!? :)  Check back here on Dec. 1st for the link, or check my online store on Dec. 1 for the 1 day Door Buster Deals!

Today's Stampin' Up! card features the Hostess set called Bloom with Hope, and I colored it with 3 different sets of Blendabilities Markers.. .Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Skin Tones.  I enjoyed blending colors from all of those packages on the stamped flower images.  Remember, when you are coloring with Blendabilties, be sure your image is stamped with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock for best results.

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 I die cut a flower using the Flower Fair framelit set and some scraps of designer series paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack - in fact the great bold striped background is from the same pack!  I added punched out pieces for the flower center (see product photos below for more info/ordering links).  A Candy Dot is the perfect last embellishment on the card.  Kind of like the period at the end of the sentence.. right?

 

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Blendabilities Bloom with Hope Christmas Card

 

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Is it a Christmas Card? or just a pretty flower Card?

When I made this card last summer, my friends all said

"it looks like a Christmas card"..

so I waited until now to show it you you all!

What do you think.. could this be a Christmas card?

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 I stamped this BEAUTIFUL flower from one of the Stampin' Up! hostess sets with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad, on Whisper White paper, then colored it with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities markers!  I colored the leaves with the Old Olive markers and cut them both out by hand.  My Blendabilities Video Tutorials are on my YouTube Channel here if you need a few tips for coloring.

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The Gold Fancy Designer Vellum comes in a package with 2 sheets of each design shown at left: stripes, polka dots and hearts.  The sheets are 12" x 12" so if you cut them like I did for the card above at 4" or less by 5" or 5-1/4" you will have enough to make 36 cards out of one pack! 

order yours online today #133363

I cut the gold striped vellum at 3-3/4" x 5" and layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and layered that onto a folded Whisper White card. TIP: be sure to only add your adhesive behind the solid gold areas.. not behind the vellum portion... the adhesive will show there.

 

Finishing off this card is a small strip of Gold Glimmer Paper (#133719) and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon.

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I'm really loving this pretty card!!

So what do you think.. would you make this for a Christmas card!?  If you would like to order any of the products for this project, you can simply click any of the photos below.

Reminder about Hostess Sets.. they are available for an amazing discounted price but you can only buy them with hostess dollars.  So when your Stampin' UP! order or party is over $150, you earn hostess dollars to spend on anything you want in the catalog and you can get this gorgeous Bloom with Hope set for only $17 (clear) or $23 (wood)! 

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Blendabiilties Markers pulling Double Duty!

 

Yep Double Duty!!  I used Stampin' UP! Blendabilities Markers both in the background (to color the black and white  Back to Black DSP) and to color in the outline images of the Vivid Vase stamp for a colorful focal point on my card!

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BEFORE:  Back to Black Designer Series paper... use Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up! to color the paper!!

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AFTER: custom colored Back to Black paper!

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I stamped the Vivid Vases stamp on Whisper White cardstock with my Memento Black ink pad and colored it with Blendabilities markers, too. 

Maybe it's a childhood thing.. but I still love to color... so this is a very relaxing kind of card for me to create.  How about you... do you love to color too?

View my Blendabilities Coloring Tutorials Here!

Here are a few other Back to Black colored cards I've created:

Close Up View for you of the Back to Black paper:

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I Mustache You a Question...

 

133741-mustache-framelit-pattystamps I know... that was pretty corny, right?  But, I "mustache" you a question... did you know the Mustache Framelit is on SALE THIS WEEK!?  Yep! :) 

It's part of the "Weekly Deals" that Stampin' UP! Discounts each week!!  It's only $5.96 this week!  Check them all out here!

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I made this cute treat bag this weekend and then I saw the Mustache Framelit on sale so I couldn't resist blogging this even though we are still in October! :)  You can find these great poly-lined Cafe treat bags on page 10 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.. They are 8" tall and hold lots of fab goodies for any occasion, and you get 10 in a package for only $5.95! (#135826, order yours here).  I covered the front of the bag with a scrap of paper from my Nordic Noel paper package (pg 15 Holiday catalog #135822).

THEN comes the fun part... the Nutcracker tag!!  I stamped Mr. Nutcracker from the Santa Stache stamp set on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock (punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch) using the Memento Black ink pad, then colored him with Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers!  I stamped the mustache portion a 2nd time on a scrap and die cut it with my Mustache framelit (#133741)... ok.. I ask you .. is he fun or what!?

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You guessed it..  I colored the Nutcracker with Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers!!  LOVE those markers.. and of course I LOVE to color, too!  For Blendabilities video tutorials, view my YouTube Blendabilities playlist.

Here is a fun photo of our Blendablitites class on Saturday.. we had a great time and most of the gals didn't want to stop coloring!! I can so relate!

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Blendabilities Markers on Antique Brads!

 

Not only is this card beautiful because the flower is colored with Blendabilities Markers from Stampin' Up!, but... I also embellished it with some really great products, including... coloring on Antique Brads with Blendabilities!!

Don't you love it!?

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This sweet little 4x4 card features a Crushed Curry Folded card with a piece of Typeset Designer paper on top, sponged with some Crushed Curry ink.   I stamped the flower image from the Bloom with Hope Hostess set on a die cut from the Chalk Talk Framelit set with the Black Memento ink pad and then colored it with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Blendabilites markers.

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The Ribbon is beautiful also.. Mossy Meadow 3/8" stitched Satin Ribbon found on pg 207 of the catalog.

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So as I mentioned above, I colored on the Antique Brads with my Blendabilities markers... aren't they pretty!?  It adds such a nice patina!

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Seasonally Scattered Thanks Card

 

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I love this new Seasonally Scattered stamp set from pg 43 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  Have you seen it!?  Flip to page 43 because I want to tell you something about it....  do you see how the LOVE and MERRY images look smaller?? Well, they are NOT smaller.. they are shown at 1/2 size... all 3 stamps in that set are the same size as the THANKS image!!  I was a little confused at first when I saw the images and didn't read the fine print, so I didn't want you to be confused too! :)

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So this was the Thank You card I used for some customer orders last month.. I know that almost everyone who received one emailed me to say they liked it.. that made my heart so happy!  I was inspired by a swap card I received from Cindy Henry in our Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Fabulous Fall Stampin' Up! Color Combo:

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How to do the masking and sponging for this card:

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Then I decided I needed custom colored pearls for my little flowers!

Blendabilities to the Rescue!

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eeeeks.. have you noticed this new Embossing Folder on page 15 of the Holiday Catalog!?  aaaaaaaah I love it!!!  It's called Filigree Frame!  FABULOUS!
 

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I embossed the Blackberry Bliss layer with that new embossing folder and then layered it onto a folded Hello Honey card.  PRETTY PRETTY!

 

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If you haven't guessed by now, one of my most used punches is the Itty Bitty Accents trio of punches, and specifically this darling little flower!

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Stampin' Tip for little punched pieces from Patty:

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and then I heard the Ice Cream man come down the street and it was all over... had to go out and get a treat!  I guess the It's-It is a (San Francisco) Bay Area treat... it's two oatmeal cookies with ice cream in the middle, then dipped in chocolate.. yummmmm

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What's YOUR favorite treat after a long day of stamping?

 

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 Sorry.. the It's-It is not included in the supplies for this card. :)

 

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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


Please continue our tour this month and visit Heidi Boos super fun blog!

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