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April 2010

Daisies and Corduroy Buttons

Simple Daisy cards.  Aren't these cards so lovely.  They were a make & take a while back and the gals who made them really loved them. 

These are shamelessly CASE'd from my dear friend Dawn Olchefske.  I just love the clean simple look to these cards and they were very easy to make.  I used the Big Shot and the Flower Daisies Die to make the flowers and the Designer Series Paper is from the ever popular Sweet Pea Stack, today is the last day that you will be able to get this paper so place your online orders today!!!  The greeting is from Full of Life #111500 and is stamped in Basic Gray.  I used an assortment of Corduroy Buttons and brads for the flower middles.

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Flower Garden Decor Elements

Flowergardenshowerdoor I have a bathroom off my Stampin' Studio that the gals use when they are here and I thought the shower needed a little somethin' somethin' to jazz it up.  I had a few sets of these Flower Garden Decor Elements #116057 and knew they would look so cute in here.  I put one set on each panel of the shower and am just thrilled with how it turned out!!

Here is the close up:

Flowergardenshowerdoorclose Aren't these colors so bright and cheery.  This just makes me smile whenever I go in there.  You can order your sets of these  Flower Garden Decor Elements .

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Cheers to You Tart & Tangy

Here is a fitting card for a post right now.  Cheers to you and to me too!  Hopefully, I am laying on the beach in St. Lucia with one of these in my hand right now. :-)  This card uses the Scallop Trim Corner Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  This card was sort of an accident.  It started out as a CASE of one I saw a few months ago but then I couldn't remember exactly how it went together so this is what I came up with.

I am using one of our retiring colors called Green Galore with Basic Black and a couple of my favorite stamp sets, Cheers to You and Tart & Tangy.  I used the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and the 2" Circle from the Circles #2 Bigz die and my Big Shot to layer the beverage.  I added Crystal Effects on the drink and lime but it doesn't show up in the photo.

Thanks for lookin' I hope you have a terrific day!!!!

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Coffee Cup Cozy's the Big Shot Way


Did you know that you can use the Big Shot Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die to create coffee cup cozy's?  Well you can and it is super easy!!!

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I used a couple different colors of felt and some pieces from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt package.  The Sweet Pea Stitched Felt is only available through April 30th so order yours today!!

Catherine Cote shared this last month.  You use the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die and your Big Shot machine.  Cut three basket pieces and pin them together. 
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Cut off the handles and sew along the top and bottom. 

Wrap it around your cup and pin the ends together.  Sew up the back seam and decorate, this is just way too easy!!  I recommend using a High Temp Glue Gun to attach the die cut felt pieces.

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2010 Summer Mini Catalog Product Clubs

Second Post for Today

The 2010 Summer Mini Catalog will be out next week and there are some super fun new products for you to try!!

We have Itty Bitty Buttons (and a set of  punches to match!!), Island Oasis Party Favor Boxes, Mini Vintage Tags and of course NEW Designer Series Papers!!

I am once again offering a product share of all these products so you can sample them without breaking the bank.  You will receive the following for only $11.25 (extra charge of $4.75 if you need me to ship it to you).  Four people are needed per group.  The photo of the items included will go up on May 1st. 


FREE sampling of die cuts from the NEW Big Shot die,

Stampin' Up! Island Floral with all orders

16 Bitty Buttons (4 of each shape)

6 Mini Vintage Tags

3 Island Oasis Party Favor Boxes

Six 6x6 sheets of the Island Oasis Designer Series Papers

Six 6x6 sheets of the Travel Journal Designer Series Papers

Six 6x6 sheets of Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Papers.  The Presto patterns DSP is designed similar to the Bride Specialty Paper in the current ctalog.  You can add ink with a brayer, sponge or dauber and the glossy accents in the paper will resist the ink. 

You can add one of our new Smooch Spritz Sprays in your choice of color for only $5 more, I will pay your tax and shipping!!


Summer Mini Product Club

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What Type of Adhesive Should You Use?

There are many adhesives in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  Which one should you use for what?  I thought I would post some information on each of our adhesives and let you know what to use for what project.  I have also created a printable document that you can keep in your catalog or in your stamp room. :-)

Here are a few of the adhesives on the list, the complete list with pictures is in the printable document.  Click here to access the complete document.


Scrapbookers love this adhesive! You can reposition pictures and artwork without causing damage. The handy dispenser is so easy to use. You can also use Dotto to create a temporary mask or to hold down a Classy Brass template. 49 feet of temporary, self-adhesive dots on paper backing.

Convenient dispenser rolls dots from paper backing onto card stock, photograph, or accent
Adhesive is solvent free and acid free
Refill available

Pop Up Glue Dots

Our Pop-Up Glue Dots are super sticky, double-sided adhesive dots designed for use on 3-D accents for cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. This fast, clean adhesive is easy to use and safe for photos. No fumes, no mess, and no drying time required!  75 dots per roll, each dot measures approx 1/2" in diameter.

Bond instantly to a variety of materials including paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic, and more

Mono Multi Adhesive

The Multi Purpose Adhesive has a dual tip for placing adhesive exactly where you want it. Place an exact small amount using the small tip, or spread the adhesive over a larger area using the wide tip. Latex rubber acrylic resin adhesive is acid free.

Adhesive can be permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied

Sticky Pages

If you like Sticky Strip, you’ll love Sticky Pages! Peel off the liner and sprinkle with Bead Duo or our chunky or fine glitters to personalize your projects, gifts, or work space.

2 -12" x 12" blank sticky sheets per package
Use the sheets with your Big Shot machine to create custom shapes

Great for using with our Bead Duos and Stampin' Glitter to personalize your projects.

Stickystrip Gluedots Sstickypages Monomulti

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Dot, Dot, Dot and the Butterfly Accent

Beautifulbutterflies Here is a card using the Dot, Dot, Dot and Butterfly Accent single stamps on pages 42-43 of the Occasions Mini Catalog that ends on April 30th.  The Butterfly Accent stamp is a teeny bit larger than one of the butterflies on the Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Bigz die.


I used Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo on this card.  The Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder #115964 was used with my Big Shot to create the raised image on the card base.  I used my 1/2 Circle Punch and the Antique Brass Build-A-Brads to create the accent piece.

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How Can You "Resist" Messages For Mom

Catchy title don't cha think. :-)  I have been playing with the Emboss Resist technique for a while now and it never gets old!!  I had a GREAT time using Vintage Vogue with this technique (click HERE to see that) and thought the Messages For Mom stamp set would work great for it as well.


I stamped the flower image in Rose Red Classic Ink, stamped the Mom image in Versamark and heat set it with clear embossing powder.   I added the Pretty in Pink Classic Ink with a Sponge Dauber.  The Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon is an elegant addition with the Rose Red Button from the Fresh Favorites II Colored Buttons pack #107422

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Carryover Items from the Occasions Mini Catalog

The Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30th but the following products will available for purchase after April 30th....WOO HOO!!!!! 

Carryover Items from Occasions Mini 2010

Item # Description Price
116519 Charming stamp set  $19.95
117690 Vintage Vogue WM $23.95
118598 Vintage Vogue CM $17.95
118882 Vague vinatge WM $23.95
119109 Vague vinatge CM $17.95
118091 Tiny Tags WM $22.95
118592 Tiny Tags CM $16.95
117529 DE "IS FOR" BLACK $4.95
117542 DE M IS FOR MONKEY CHOC $4.95
118139 FOLK FLOWERS Stencil* $12.95
117597 PAISLEY PATTERNS Stencil* $14.95
118072 PINKING HEARTS Corner Punch $9.95
118870 SCALLOP TRIM Corner Punch $9.95
117191 LG 2 STEP BIRD Punch $15.95
118073 LG FANCY FLOWER Punch $15.95
117649 PINKING HEARTS Border Punch $15.95
117190 MED JEWELRY TAG Punch $10.95
117193 SMALL HEART Punch $5.95
118138 BEAUTIFUL WINGS Embosslit $11.95
117332 SCALLOPED HEART OF HEARTS Embosslit $11.95
117335 PERFECT POLKA DOTS Folder $7.95
116772 RECIPES BY DESIGN Kit* $24.95
120435 HEART TREAT CUPS $2.95

*These items will not be featured in upcoming catalogs

Shades of Spring Name Frame

My son has a wonderful student teacher in his room this year and she is leaving next week.  I love to give these name frames as gifts especially to teachers. :-) I hope she likes it!!  I have done a few more and you can find them HERE, HERE and HERE


Here are some close-ups of the butterfly and flower.

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I used the soon to leave us Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog with my Big Shot of course!!  I used the following dies, Beautiful Butterflies, Blossom Party, and the Serif Essentials Alphabet.  My card stock colors are Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Barely Banana.  I used a variety of embellishments as well, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Buttons, Ice Circle Rhinestone BradsPretty in Pink Epoxy Brads and the Soft Subtles Brads.

These are so easy to make and inexpensive too. :-)


Retiring Polka Dot Ribbon-Last Chance to get some

Second post for today.
Our current In Colors Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry will not be returning to the Color line up in July and neither will the ribbons in those colors.  I am offering a share so you stock up on these beautiful Polka Dot Ribbons.  I will take orders for the ribbon through May 2nd and then order it.  You should receive your shares mid May. 
1/2" Polka Dot grosgrain Ribbon
 Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
This ribbon is plain on the other side so you really have two ribbons in one!! GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!  Five people needed per group.
One share includes 3 yards of each of the 6 colors for $16.60
Two shares includes 6 yards of each of the 6 colors for $31.00

In Color Polka Dot Ribbon Share-prices include shipping


Do You Need A Gift Certificate?

Pinkflamingo Do you have a birthday coming up?  Does a friend or family member?  Mother's Day is coming, does your mom like to stamp?  I have gift certificates in any denomination and for any occasion and they always come in a cute holder. :-) 

These use the retiring Cameo Coral card stock and Classic Ink with the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Papers.  I have some other gift certificates that you can see HERE


I also used the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch and the With All My Heart stamp set.  Both of these items are available through April 30th in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

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Prizes - Glassine Bags with Ribbon

These little Glassine Bags are filled with ribbon.  They are in the Occasions Mini Catalog and are only available through April 30th.  They make the cutest little gifts.  See what else I did with these bags HERE and HERE

I stamped on them using the With All My Heart stamp set that is also in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I used the retiring Green Galore, and Crushed Curry Classic Pads and one of our returning In Colors, Melon Mambo.  The ink does take a bit of time dry on these bags so I used my Heat Tool to speed up the process.


Tissueflowerpink The little tissue flowers were done with the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch.  I punched eight of them in each color and layered them together, off setting each one a bit.  When I had them all layered, I poked a hole in the middle with the Piercing Tool and added a decorative brad to the center.  Then you take each layer and scrunch it up around the brad so they look like this!


Aren't they just the neatest things!!  We made these at a recent Technique Geeks class and they were a HUGE hit. :-)


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Thanks for lookin'!!!!

A No Brainer with our Clear Mount Stamps

Colorcoach Another of my workshop cards this month.  I used the Awash with Flowers set with some of our retiring colors.  I got the color combination off the Color Coach.  What a great springy combination!!  Order your Color Coach (105796) today as it will be retiring in June.

The Awash with Flowers set is available through the end of April and then you will have to wait until July to purchase it.

Item  Description  Price 
117062  Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)  $39.95 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)  $27.95


The Top Note was cut out of Whisper White and we used the retiring Apricot Appeal and Lavender Lace card stock and the retiring Cameo CoralLavender Lace and Gable Green Classic Ink Pads.  Add a couple of brads and you have a super quick card. 

After completing my sample card, I really needed to simplify the process for a make and take as I didn't have doubles of all the clear blocks.  This is what I came up with.  It is a no can put multiple stamps on one block!!!!!

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I put my three line art images on Block D and then stamped it three times in Chocolate Chip.  The bold images went on Blocks A, B and C so I had enough blocks and the stamping went really quickly. :-)  Another great feature of our Clear Mount Stamps, I will definitely be doing this again!


My Digital Studio - more downloads available!!

Stampin' Up! will continue to offer additional downloads for the My Digital Studio Paper Crafting solution as they create new papers, embellishments and stamp brush sets.  I will post the pictures of the downloads with the item numbers and pricees to make your ordering easier. 

The digital downloads must be ordered online through my website HERE and they are available for immediate download to your computer after the transaction is complete.  You can see all the additional downloads available for purchase HERE.

Medium Jewelry Tag Punch 122133 $.95

Pinking Hearts Border punch 122134 $.95


Pinking Hearts Corner Punch 122135 $.95

Scallop Trim Border Punch 122137 $.95


Scallop Trim Corner Punch 122136 $.95

Extra Large Bird Punch 122131 $.95

Extra Large Fancy Flower 122132 $.95


Vintage Vogue Stamp Brush Set 121062 $3.95

Vintage Overlay Stamp Brush Set 121061 $5.95

Rough Type Alphabet Stamp Brush Set 121066 $9.95

Well Scripted Stamp Brush Set 121064 $3.95

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