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February 2014

Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Swing Card

I used a couple of the Sale-a-bration products on this project along with the Label Card Thinlits Die to create a swing card.  The Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper includes this adorable tiny flower print so I based my color combination off of it. 
The cute flower border on the bottom edge and the "I Like You" greeting come from the You're Lovely stamp set which is also a Sale-a-bration choice. 
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I started with a half sheet of Soft Sky card stock (5-1/2 x 8-1/2) and slid one end into the die leaving the other end on top of the die to create a slight score line that will be the right side of the card. 

Thinlits_folded_flapI also die cut a label shape out of Whisper White as a layer for the flowers and my greeting.  The small label shape is included in the Label Card Thinlits Die set.

The super cute tiny flowers are from the Petite Petals Bundle which includes the stamp set and punch. I used the punch on Basic Black card stock and created some leaves to place behind the flowers.  The tiny black centers on the flowers are the small Basic Pearls Jewels colored with a Black Sharpie Marker.

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I did attach a white layer inside the card so I had a place to share my thoughts. 

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See Ya Later Alligator Triangles

Alligators and Triangles on this card. :-)  Pulled out the Geometrical set and had the Sale-a-bration set called See Ya Later set in the vicinity so I put the two together.  My tag was a bit long so to "shorten" it, I added the arrow image from another Sale-a-bration set called Petal Parade.  See all the Sale-a-bration choices Download Sab-flyer

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Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz were paired together on this card.  I inked up the alligator image with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped it on the tag created with our NEW Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  My Whisper White Tag measures 1-3/4 x 4 and the Wild Wasabi Tag I layered it onto measures 2 x 4-1/4.

I ran the Pear Pizzazz layer through my Texture Boutique Machine with the Decorative Dots TEIF.  The various triangle images were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi, punched out with the coordinating Triangle Punch and added to the card alternating colors.

I added a small bow with Wild Wasabi Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to tie all the elements together.

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If your order is over $150, please don't use the code, take the hostess benefits for yourself.

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Weekly Deals February 25th

Here are the Weekly Deals for February 25th - March 3rd, check the info below!!

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The Stitched Satin Ribbon is wonderful to work with and adds wonderful detail to your projects.  Here is a simple card that uses the Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

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Couple of cards that use the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die. 

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Sweet Sorbet Perfect Pennants

This was one of my Stamp Club Cards in January. We used three products from the Sale-a-bration Brochure on this card in addition to the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Fringe Scissors and the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

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The background was created with the Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder and then we added a strip of paper from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper Pack.  There are many fun patterns to choose from so any of them would be great on this card.  The little Baker's Twine Bow comes out of the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  This pack has three colors of Baker's Twine along with a sheet of die cut, self adhesive cork accents.

We divided the Sweet Sorbet paper and the Decorative Dots background with a strip of Basic Black cut with our hugelyf popular Fringe Scissors.

You can order any of these fun paper crafting supplies in my Online Store anytime day or night and if you order $50 and add this hostess code 7J2A9GYW , I will send you a FREE gift. 

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Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit

One of our latest offerings is the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. 

Hiphiphooraycards1This Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as papercrafters, and also makes a great gift!

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I took a few minutes yesterday to put two of them together and it literally took only a few minutes.

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Envelopes are included in this kit and I stamped them with images from the Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set.

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I added a small bow with Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine to the clip included in the kit.  The Baker's Twine can be found in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

This kit is offered at a great price, it is only $19.95 so that is only about $1 per card. 

HiphophoorayOrder the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com use item #134998.  If your order is $50 or more and you use the hostess code 7J2A9GYW, I will send you a FREE gift and you will also get to choose a FREE item out of the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  Check out all the available items Download Sab-flyer

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February 2014 Control Freaks Blog Tour!

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Welcome to the February 2014 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month is Mish Mash so you will see projects using lots of different Stampin' Up! productsOur tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the blog of the incredibly talented Julie Davison, 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 is a fun card with a definite retro feel.  The Geometrical Stamp Set and  Retro Fresh This & That Designer Washi Tape adds such flair to your projects!
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The fun retro image from the Geometrical stamp set was stamped on a tag created with our NEW Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I punched 1/8" holes through the two o's in the word Hooray and placed a scrap of So Saffron behind it.  Fringe Scissors are a must and they add a fun detail under the main layer.  The thin satin Tangerine Tango ribbon is from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack and you can find it on the Clearance Rack.

Supplies:
Geometrical Stamp Set, Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape, Fringe Scissors, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock, Baked Brown Sugar Ink pad.

My next project uses the Good as Gold Card Kit from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  You can choose the Good as Gold Card Kit FREE with a $50 order through March 31st.

I cut one of the cards in half to create two mini thank you cards for my hostesses this week.  I then used the Envelope Punch Board to make coordinating envelopes for each one. The measurements for an envelope that will fit a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 card are right on the board.
 
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This kit comes with a sheet of greetings in various languages.  I wanted to use all the tags so I stamped images from the Photopolymer set called Another Thank You to create little banners to cover the words.

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Here is a close up of the front of the card.  I used one of the gold envelope liners, included in the kit to punch small hearts and attached them to the front of each mini card and to the envelopes.  The Baker's Twine is also included in the kit so I tied a cute bow and attached it to the heart with a Glue Dot.

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Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set, Good as Gold Card Kit (choose this free with a $50 order), Paper Snips, Small Heart Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana card stock, glue dots

That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another talented Control Freak Stamper, Justin Krieger, I know you will love what he has to share.

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Past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Refill Kits Available!

Stampin' Up! announced an Extra Perk for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers today!  They will be offering a limited number of Paper Pumpkin Kits and Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits to current subscribers.

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The kits are available while supplies last and are only availiable to active Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  If you are not a current subscriber, click HERE to join today.

You can order these kits by contacting Stampin' Up! at 1-800-STAMP-UP (1-800-782-6787) or by contacting me at barb@barbstamps.com.  They are not available in  my online store.

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132603 Seriously (April 2013) - Includes Seriously Stamp Set, Cherry Cobbler ink, 2 die-cut paper accent sheets,  4 Designer printed paper sheets, 4 Silver buttons (ea. 27 mm), 40" Linen Thread, 4 printed card bases,  4 standard white envelopes $16.95
132922 Pedal Praise (August 2013) - Includes Pedal Praise Stamp Set, Baked Brown Sugar and Bermuda Bay ink, 4 printed cards, 1 page  self-adhesive die-cut flags,  4 standard white envelopes, 2 printed adhesive sheets $16.95
132604 Party Pennants (July 2013) - Includes Party Pennants Stamp Set, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit ink, 2 die-cut paper accent sheets, 7 Mini Clothespins, 20" Whisper White Baker's Twine, 4 wood skewers, 16 Stampin' Dimensionals $16.95
132602 Hello to You (June 2013) - Includes Hello to You Stamp Set, Soft Suede ink, 3 die-cut paper accent sheets, 4 printed card bases, 4 standard white envelopes. $16.95

Six Refill Kits available.

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132630 Pedal Praise Refill Kit (August 2013) - Includes 4 printed card bases, 1 page  self-adhesive die-cut flags,  4 standard white envelopes, 2 printed adhesive sheets $7.95
 
132637 Wahoo! Refill Kit (September 2013) - Includes 1 die-cut index card paper accent sheet, 1 die-cut arrow paper accent sheet, 4 sheets printed Kraft Cardstock, 4 standard white envelopes,  1 sheet Stampin' Dimensionals, 4 buttons, 4 pieces of Whisper White Baker's Twine 24" each. $7.95
 
132766 Noel Refill Kit (November 2013) - Includes 2 die-cut paper accent sheets, 4 printed cards, 1 sheet Stampin' Dimensionals, 4 stitched star garlands 20"each, 4  standard vanilla envelopes $7.95

131518 Seriously Refill Kit (April 2013) - Includes 2 die-cut paper accent sheets,  4 Designer printed paper sheets, 4 Silver buttons, 40" Linen Thread, 4 printed card bases,  4 standard white envelopes $7.95
 
131521 Hello to You Refill Kit (June 2013) - Includes 3 die-cut paper accent sheets, 4 printed card bases, 4 standard white envelopes $7.95
 
131519 Party Pennants Refill Kit (July 2013) - Includes 2 die-cut paper accent sheets, 7 Mini Clothespins, 20" Whisper White Baker's Twine, 4 wood skewers, 16 Stampin' Dimensionals $5.95


Weekly Deals - February 18th

Here are the Weekly Deals for February 18th - 24th, check the info below!! Weeklydeal18

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Use the Label Insert Pop 'n Cuts Die to create a fun suprise when the recipient opens your card.  This was one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home gals made in January.

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I added some of the Silver Stampin' Glitter from the glitter duo on the edges of my fringed accent on this card.  More details on the card HERE.

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Sale-a-bration Good as Gold Card Kit

The Good as Gold Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration choices this year and I love it.  The gold dots are super shiny and give the cards that little something extra.

See all the Sale-a-bration choices on the flyer HERE.

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I made the card on the right like the sample in the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  The card on the left was CASE'd from a swap I received from Julie Davison.  I cut one of the Good as Gold cards in half.   Mounted it on a piece of Basic Black and attached it to a Bermuda Bay card base.  The gold strips were cut off the bottom of one of the envelope liners also included in the kit. 

The flower image is from the Petal Parade stamp set which is also a Sale-a-bration choice.  I stamped it in Tangerine Tango and punched it out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and layered it on a 1-3/8" Circle Punch in Bermuda Bay.  The circles were layered on a piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock punched with the Blossom Punch. 

Here are a couple of mini cards I made with the kit.  I simply cut them in half and created my own envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board.

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SPECIAL - All orders of $45 or more placed in my Online Store this week that use this Hostess Code  K39QS2VG will receive a FREE gift from me.  You can start shopping at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and don't forget if your order is $50 or more, you will also get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

 


Love you More Cookie Pouch

Today is the last day to order the Love you More stamp set. Here is a fun treat I made using this stamp set and the Season of Sweets Designer Printed Kit from the Clearance Rack.

The Season of Sweets Designer Printed Kit is priced at only $3.59!!  The kit includes packaging for cookies you make with our Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps or other festive treats. Includes 12 gusseted treat envelopes with window to display treat; 12 clear, food-safe cellophane bags; 30 clear stickers to secure cellophane bag and treat envelope flap and two 12x12 sheets of designer card stock stickers.

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I put a few of the incredibly yummy Biscoff Cookies into the food safe bag that comes in the kit and slipped the bag into the pouch.  To decorate the pouch, I added some of the Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon along with the NEW Gold Sequin Trim. 

My Whisper White Banner was stamped with the arrows and I added the cute pennant to the banner with a Stampin' Dimensional.  To finish it off, I added a small heart punched from Gold Foil Sheets.

There are lots of fun products for your Paper Crafting Projects in my Online Stampin' Up! store see it all at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

Scalloped Tag Topper Bookmarks

Pulled out my Naturals Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper to create these bookmarks for a swap with some local friends. 

I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch again, I am loving this punch.  Check out my other projects HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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I stamped an image from the Round Array stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on Melon Mambo Card Stock and punched it out with the 1-1/4" Scallop Punch.

The greeting is from the Loving Thoughts set and the banners were cut with the largest die in the Bitty Banners Framelits set.

I added some Gold Baker's Twine to the top of the tag to finish it off.

Fun project, I hope the gals like it.

You can order the supplies to create your own bookmarks in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and if your order is over $50, you can choose one of the Sale-a-bration items.  Check out the items Download Sab-flyer!

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  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

Quick Valentine with Fresh Prints Stack

Pulled out the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack to make this card.

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Added an embossed background using the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The tag is cropped with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the greeting is from Seasonal Sayings. 

Easy Peasy card and you could use any Designer Series Paper, any Embossing Folder and any greeting.

The colors are Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. 

Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

Retro Fresh & Banner Blast #2

I used another tag from the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags on this card.  I chose the Thanks tag and used coordinating colors for the rest of my card. 

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I added some of the So Saffron Grid Pattern from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper on the bottom and the Sale-a-bration Decorative Dots Folder on the top.  I thought the Gold Sequin Trim was a nice separator.  I mounted the tag on a layer of Very Vanilla and then used the Fringe Scissors on a scrap of Coastal Cabana card stock to add some fun fringe.

I cropped a small banner from the Banner Blast stamp set with the Banner Punch to add some interest at the top left corner of the tag.

You can earn the Decorative Dots Folder, the Banner Blast stamp set or the Banner Punch set FREE with a $50 order placed in my Onine Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com Order $150 and choose all three. :-)

 Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

Retro Fresh and Banner Blast

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Had some fun using the Retro Fresh Suite yesterday.  I started with a design from the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags.  I chose the large Happy Birthday Tag and created the card using the colors found on the tag.

I ran a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Tangerine Tango and through my NEW Texture Boutique Embossing Machine with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the background.  I then added a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4  strip of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper to the bottom and covered a strip of Very Vanilla with the Coastal Cabana Arrow print pattern from the Retro fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape.

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For some added interest, I used one of the Candy Dots Brad Bases and a So Saffron Candy Dot in the top left corner of the tag and backed it with a stamped image from the Sale-a-bration set called Banner Blast that was punched out with the Banner Punch.

You can earn the Banner Blast stamp set or the Banner Punch set FREE with a $50 order placed in my Onine Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com Order $100 and choose them both. :-)

Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE.

Telescoping Hearts

A card from my Treats for The Sweet Valentine Class.  We used the telescope technique.

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Telescoping_heartsThe Flowerful Heart Single Stamp was stamped twice onto Whisper White card stock.  Take the smallest heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits and place it in the middle of one of the stamped images.  Take the next smallest heart and place it in the middle of the other stamped image.  Finally, take the third smallest heart and place it around the image with the smallest heart on it. 

Run through the Big Shot and you have three sizes of hearts.  Stack them on top of each other with Stampin' Dimensionals matching the stamped images.  Easy Peasy!!

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The I {heart} U die cut is from the Label Card Thinlits Die Set and the XOXO on the envelope is from the Circle Card Thinlits Die Set

NOTE: The Flowerful Heart stamp is only available though February 14th so get yours today.

Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE!  Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE.