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July 2010

Two Step Extra Large Owl Punch!!

When I looked at the punches on page 200-203 in the NEW Catalog, I knew that the NEW Extra Large Two Step Owl Punch would be on my first order.  This owl is just adorable and since the pieces come out separate, his tummy can be any color you want! 
GroupDoes this card look familiar?  It might as I used the layout on page 70 of the NEW Catalog and my color coach to find the colors.  This catalog has so many duplicatable samples that I am on a mission to CASE them all!!!

ButtongreetingsowlshimmerI also ordered the NEW Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink Illuminate Top Coat & added it the heart & stamped greeting for some nifty shimmer.  The ink has a small foam applicator with a pointed tip so you can put the ink in the smallest places.  I will use alot of this stuff as it's only $5!! Buttongreetingsowl Colorcoachnew

Get a FREE Color Coach with any $150 order in July as a Thank You from me. (Not valid on orders placed at my Open House) 

Stamp Set - Button Greetings (from the level 3 hostess choice)
Card Stock - Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Two Step Owl Punch, In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Scallop Border Punch, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink-Illuminate Top Coat, Color Coach

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Video - Our NEW Punch Design

Stampin' Up! released a NEW punch design a few months ago and here is a video showing you how to use them.


Stampin' Up!'s own Bonnie Thurber does a great job in this video.  Love you Bonnie. :-)

There are a number of new punch designs in the NEW catalog.  Do you need a copy of the new catalog?  I would love to get one to you, click HERE to get your copy.

Twostepowlpunch  Petalcardpunch

Two-Step Owl Punch         Petal Card Punch

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Printed Petals and Crumb Cake

I am using the Printed Petals stamp set again and paired it with Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for this duplicatable card.

The card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2.  Does it look familiar, well is should as I used this same layout for my controlfreaks swap HERE.  I used the Square Lattice Impressions Folder for the top of the Marina Mist layer and stamped "thanks" from Fundamental Phrases at the bottom.  The images are stamped in Crumb Cake and punched out with our 1" circle, Scallop Circle and 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punches.  I also added a bit of Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to divide the Marina Mist layer.  You can get your SHARE OF RIBBON from me now.  I am on round two of that and will be placing the order this week.


Greenhouse Gala Triangle Tri-Fold Card

This was one of the projects we made at a recent Customer Appreciation Event I held.  It is called a Triangle Tri-Fold Card and uses the NEW Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper.  Click HERE and HERE to see projects using different papers in this pack.

Perfectpunchestriangletrifold Greenhousegals 
Here is the inside.

You start with a 12x4 strip of card stock and score it at 4 and 8.  Add a diagonal score line to each end making sure they both go the same direction then fold the flaps back to create this fun card.  The piece of Greenhouse Gala DSP is 3 3/4 cut on the diagonal.  The greeting is attached with dimensionals but be sure to place them on one edge only. :-)

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Stamp stes - Perfect Punches
Card Stock - So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Lots of Tags Sizzlet set, Wide Oval Punch

Open House July 10 - Buy One Get One FREE!!!


I am having my sixth annual NEW Catalog Open House this Saturday, July 10th from 9-2.  Stop by anytime!!  There will be three make & take projects for you to complete and I am having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE!!!  For every $$ you spend catalog merchandise, you will be able to choose that much for FREE from my many tables of retired merchandise.  Cost to attend is $10 and can be paid at the door.

Here is one of the projects you will be making.

Homemadepocketsilhouettes Homemade

This note card uses one of the new single stamps from pages 18-20 in the NEW Catalog called Homemade along with the NEW 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  I simply covered up the words with a greeting from the Matchbox Messages set.  This project includes a matching 3x3 envelope that you can stamp to match!!  Notice I used my favorite color of the week......Daffodil Delight!!  This color just makes me so happy!

Stamp sets - Homemade, Matchbox Messages, Pocket Silhouettes
Card stock - Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Accessories - 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Circle Punches, Mini Envelopes

Click HERE to see another project we will be making.  It uses the Fancy Favor Box Die.



In Color Ribbons - You Got It!!!

WOW, I have received a number of emails asking me to do an In Color Ribbon Share.  You know I am here for you and since you asked for it, here it is!!!

You will receive 3 yards of 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in each of the five BRAND NEW In Colors for only $12.99.  The price includes the shipping to your door, five people needed per share.

$12.99 includes shipping, local gals $10.99.

Stitchedploypoppy 3 yards of each color:

Poppy Parade
Blushing Bride
Peach Parfait
Concord Crush
Pear Pizzazz

Printed Petals - My Controlfreaks Swap

All my fellow freaks should have received their swaps by now so I can show you mine.  I received this set on the recent Stampin' Up! Cruise and it is so fun to use.  Don't you just love that skinny Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon!!! Get your SHARE of this ribbon.

I CASE'd a card on page 25 in the NEW Spanish Catalog Celebrando Creatividad as my inspiration.  The base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded in half.  You can see this catalog with the link in my left side bar.  I had alot of fun making ths card as I was using my favorite color of the week, Daffodil Delight!!  I just love this yummy yellow, it just makes me happy to work with it.  I paired it with Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler.

Notice that cute line of flowers along the bottom?  It is done with one of our NEW Builder Wheels, Posy Party.  You can find this Wheel in the Summer Mini Catalog on page 9 or the NEW big catalog on page 121.

Place your NEW catalog orders here

Don't have a catalog, get one here

Stamps - Printed Petals, Hello Again
Wheel - Posy Party Builder Wheel
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Bitty Buttons, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
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Get your SHARE, paper, ribbon and embellishment shares that is, I am working on round two!!

New Color Retrofit Kits

With the new Color Renovation, Stampin' Up! is offering some Retrofit Kits for you.  I love this!!  What a GREAT way to get those new ink pad colors and the card stock for FREE!!!


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Don't forget to get your shares of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments.  I am offering shares so you can get everything without breaking the bank.

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July Card Kit of the Month

3rd post today, scroll down for more posts.

Welcome to a new year of my card kit of the month.  These kits are a class in the mail for you.  The July Card Kit of the Month is beautiful!!  It uses Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and a Stamp Set from the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!  Scroll up to the top of my blog to see all of my new catalog shares.

Featured Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade

Featured Accessories: Clips Assortment

You will receive all of the consumable supplies needed to create 12 cards. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions of “alternative” cards that you can make with the contents of the kit! In addition, you will receive step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. The price of the Card Kit is $16.95 please add $3 (in the US) if you need me to ship it to you.   Orders will be processed each week.

New this year:  Teeny Tiny Wishes will be a featured set for the entire year!  This means each month, I will be using this set so you have a wide assortment of greetings with which to work.  Since the size of all the greetings is about the same, you can select ANY of the greetings in this set for ANY card. 

This months kit offers something new......Die cut shapes from the Big Shot!  I am hoping that this is met with your enthusiasm and will be a continual offering each month!!  If you purchase the card kit, you can also purchase the featured stamp set and featured accessory at a 15% discount, normal shipping and tax apply.

The Card Kit includes:
Cut card stock and Designer Series Paper pieces
Cut ribbon pieces
Big Shot die cut circle shapes


Add-on Products:

  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Baja Breeze Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • In Color Stampin' Write Markers ($14.95)
  • Real Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • 1" Circle Punch ($10.95)
  • 1 3/4" Circle Punch ($16.95)
  • Scallop Circle Punch ($16.95)
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter ($4.50)
  • 2 Way Glue Pen ($3.50)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set $36.95 $31.40 - discount given on the first card kit purchase of the year
  • Friends Never Fade Stamp Set $17.95 $15.25 wood mount or $13.95 $11.85 clear mount with purchase of the kit
  • Clips Assortment $6.95 $5.90 with purchase of the kit

Other Optional Purchases:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)

$19.95 includes shipping-you will need to go to my blog to access the paypal button