I used the Blessed Easter single stamp from the Occasions Catalog to make this card. I colored the tulips with my Many Marvelous Markers set and the 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. ________________________________________________________________________
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After coloring the tulips, I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with our 2-Way Glue Pen. The Wisteria Wonder panels were run through the Big Shot Machine with the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
I also added a fun accent to the left edge of my focal point using my Fringe Scissors and our Silver Stampin' Glitter.
The panels started as a single piece measuring 3-3/4 x 5. Run it through the Big Shot with the Scallops Folder. Slide the piece into your Stampin' Trimmer with the short side at the top, cutting it in half at 1-7/8". Remove these two pieces and place each one back in the trimmer one at a time and cut at 1-1/2" .
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Welcome to the April 2014 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.
Our theme is "Fun for EVERYone!" so you will see some fun projects using lots of different Stampin' Up! products. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the blog of the incredibly talented Judy DiScipio, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did! Be sure to take the whole tour! If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may not be working yet. The tour officially begins on the 20th.
My first project uses the Rev Up the Fun stamp set. I sent these cards to some very special young men, hope they like them. :-)
I ran a quarter sheet of Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot with the Arrows Folder and cut it on the diagonal with my Stampin' Trimmer. This gave me two pieces so I could make two cards.
I added some Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon to create a pennant and placed a Candy Dot on a Candy Dots Brad Base for some added interest.
Supplies: Rev Up the Fun, Jet Black StazOn, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Basic Black Card Stock, Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Brights Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Trimmer
My second project uses the Lovely As a Tree stamp set. This set has been around forever and every year I wonder if it will retire. Check back here on Monday to see the retiring stamp set list to find out if it does.
To ink the tree, tap it onto the Old Olive Pad. Whie it is still wet, use an Early Espresso Marker to color over the trunk and the branches. Huff on your stamp and press it onto the Naturals Ivory card stock.
I also used the Vintage Trinkets and added a small safety pin with a knot of our 7/16" Natural Trim for a bit of interest. This card wuld be perfect for a man or a woman.
Supplies: Loving Thoughts, Lovely As a Tree stamp sets, Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Eapresso card stock, Old Olive Classic Ink, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Vintage Trinkets, 7/16" Natural Trim, Stampin' Trimmer
That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another super talented Control Freak Stamper, Justin Krieger, I know you will love what he has to share.
Everything ships FREE for five days next week and there is no minimum!! (UPS 2nd Day and Next Day orders do not ship free) It is so easy to shop online with me, simply go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com and start filling your shopping cart today. Our system has been updated and it will now save the items in your cart so you can come back on Monday and complete your order with FREE Shipping!!
Please use this hostess codeZKDQ6M76 when placing your order and I will send you a FREE set of completed greeting cards.
Also, the retiring stamp sets and accessories list will be released on Monday, April 21st. Be aware that everything on the list will be available while supplies last, for the first time, this includes the stamp sets.
**Please note that the stock of Raspberry Ripple ink refills has been depleted so the item number has been turned off.
You have one more day to play my "You Might be Psychic" contest. I have a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so get your guesses to me ASAP. For more info on this contest, click HERE.
This is a fun card that was included in one of my Be a Big Shot at Home Classes. I will offer this class again starting in May. I send you a set of supplies each month for four months to create a variety of projects using our Big Shot Dies, Folders, Thinlets, etc. and at the end of the four months you receive a $150 gift certificate from me to purchase anything you want out of any of our current catalogs.
The letters were cut from Coaster Board and one of the patterns included in the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper Pack. I glued a strip of the DSP to a piece of the Coaster Board and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die set to cut the letters.
I mounted the letters on a piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock that was emobssed with the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder. My accent color is Raspberry Ripple and I used the Creative Elements stamp set for the flourish in the corner.
Raspberry Ripple is one of our retiring In Colors this year so if you need it, order it today.
The 2012-2014 In Color Collection will be retiring this year, stock up early to get what you want. Check it out...2012-2014 In Colors
Be sure to check back here tomorrow as Stampin' Up! has teased us with a Mystery Promo that will be announced mid morning Friday.
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I am so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.
If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, let Becky explain, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book." In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
As a customer, you’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!
Punch a 1-3/4" hole in a 3x3" square of Whisper White, save this to use as the head. Then slide the 2-1/2" Circle Punch in centering the smaller hole in the middle of the punch window and punch. This creates the piece that will cover the front of the Treat Cup. Punch a second 2-1/2" Circle to use for covering the back of the Treat Cup after you add your treats.
Before covering up the back, place your solid 2-1/2" Circle on your Stampin' Trimmer with the Rotary Attachment and Perforating Blade. Slide the perforating blade acorss the center creating an easy way for the recipient to reach the candy. Add a 7/8" Scallop Circle punched from Whisper White for a tail.
Tie a bow and add it to the front of the bunny for a pop of color, I used a couple of the ribbons off the Clearance Rack.
This contest is so much fun!! The Stampin' Up! retirement list will be posted April 21st so that means it is time for another round of my "You Might be Psychic" contest.
To participate, go through your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and choose 12 stamp sets that you think will be on the retirement list. (Hostess Sets and Occasion Catalog sets do not count). The person with the most correct sets on their list will WIN a $20 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate!!
EMAIL your list to me no later than midnight, April 19th, 2014. In the case of a tie, I will draw a winner.
Winner will be notified April 23rd. All other participants will receive a coupon to be used on an order in June. Good Luck and have fun!!!! Only Customers and Demonstrators on my team are eligible, thanks for understanding. :-)
This card uses a stamp set that I think might be retiring, Happy Hour, however, I have absolutely no insider information. :-)
If the list is leaked early, the contest ends at that time.
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In a hurry? Take a printed Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card. Stamp or write on it. Done! The package contains 20 notecards with envelopes for only $12.95. Super deal!!
I blinged my notecard up a bit with lots of gold accents. I used the Happy Watercolor stamp set again and added a small piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum behind my greeting piece.
The main greeting was inked in Gold Encore and heat embossed with our Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I also stamped the long stem of flowers in Gumball Green directly onto the notecard.
A few sequins were cut from the Gold Sequin Trim and added with Glue Dots and a Gold Bakers Twine bow finishes it off. The Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape was added to the envelope (did I mention that envelopes are included with the notecards) to complete the look.
Speaking of Gumball Green, it will be retiring thsi year along with the other four 2012-2014 In Colors. There are lots of fun products that coordinate with these colors and they will be retiring as well. Please take note of what you have and what you might need to complete your collection as some of these items will certainly sell out when the retirement list is released April 21st.
Ink pad refills, card stock, markers, they will all be retiring this year, stock up early to get what you want. Check it out...2012-2014 In Colors
_______________________________________________________________________ Have you seen the latest Photopolymer stamp set? It is called Sweetie Pie and has a coordinating set called Sweetie Pie Frames. I used them both to create this super cute card. More details will be on my blog about this card next week.
Pulled Happy Watercolor off the shelf this afternoon and created this card. I stamped the flower on one of the patterns in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and cut it out. Looks like perfect watercoloring to me. :-) I stamped the image a second time on a scrap and colored it with a bit of Daffodil Delight.
The background behind the flower was stamped with the splatter image stamped off twice in Island Indigo before stamping it onto my Whisper White.
I created the frame with the Squares Framelits Collection and the On Film Framelits. I had cut the banner and added a bit of the Daffodil Delight pattern from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper Pack.
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