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June 2014

Red, White & Blue Heart Wreath

This is a wreath I made with a friend for a friend.  We started with a wire floral wreath that you can purchase at your local craft store and wrapped the whole thing in our 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. 

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We die cut the hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelits and the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy card stock.

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Using a Stampin' Up Glue Stick, we adhered the papers to the backing sheet that comes in each pack of our Designer Series Paper to give them stability.   We cut the sheets to long wide strips that would fit in the Big Shot and ran them through with various hearts from the Hearts Collection Framelits. 

After we had them all cut out, we brushed them with Modge Podge as this wreath would be outside on a covered porch.  We used a hot glue gun to attach all the hearts to the Burlap covered wreath and added some ribbon bows. 

The whole project took us about 2-1/2 hours from start to finish and our friend loved it!!

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Work of Art Room Divider or Screen Card

I held my monthly Technique Geek Class (learn more about my Technique Geeks and how to participate if you are long distance to me HERE) last week and this is one of the techniques we learned.  These are called Room Divider Cards or Screen Cards.  They are super simple to create and we used the Work of Art, Kinda Eclectic, and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets on this one.

This card folds up to a size of 2-3/4 x 5-1/4 so it fits in one of our Medium Envelopes.

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Cut your card stock to 5-1/2 x 11 and with the long side at the top of the Simply Scored Tool, Score at 2-3/4, 5-12 and 8-1/4.  Fold the card in half on the middle score line and then fold the two outside folds the opposite way to create a mountain and two valleys. 

I used the Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade to add the decorative edge to the top of the card, you could use a border punch.

For the bottom detail, I used the Decorative Label Punch, insert it half way and punch.  Please note that you can only do one panel at a time as our punches are not designed to punch through more than one layer at a time.

The white panels are 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 (your length may be different depending on what you use to make the decorative edge along the top) and I stamped them with many of the images in the Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.  I also added a few butterflies from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set along with a few gold sequins.

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Stampin' Blendabilities - Marker Club

WOO HOO!!! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it!!  Stampin' Up! is releasing our Brand New Stampin' Blendabilities Markers to customers!!  These are alcohol based markers that will take your coloring, blending and shading to a whole new level.

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*TIP SHEET: Download Blendabilities_how_to

I want you to have all 12 sets of colors, the Skin Tone Assortment, the Memento Tuxedo Black Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Refill and the Color Lifter Marker along with some FREEBIES.  

The Blendabilities Marker Club will last for five months and by the end of the fifth month, you will have received the following:

*12 sets of Stampin' Blendabilties Markers in these Stampin' Up! Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake
*Set of six Skin Tones
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Refill- this pad is a must have as other inks will bleed with alcohol base markers.  StazOn will not work with alcohol based markers.
*Color Lifter Marker - lifts color to aid in shading and corrects some mistakes
*BONUS - FREE Blended Bloom Single Stamp (if you already have this, you can choose another product for the same price) in your first package PLUS each month, you will also receive a FREE supply kit consisting of two card bases, two Whisper White mats and two feet of coordinating ribbon for each color you receive that month with the exception of the Skin Tones.

Marker_clubThe Club will last for five months and the monthly fee is only $48.99 a month which includes all shipping charges.

Please email me at barb@barbstamps.com to reserve your spot in the club.

Breakdown of what you will recieve each month:
Month 1 - Memento Tuxedo Black Pad, Color Lifter Marker, two sets of Blendabilites Markers, FREE Supply Kit, FREE Blended Bloom Stamp
Month 2 - Set of six Skin Tones, one set of Blendabilities Markers, FREE Supply Kit
Month 3 - Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, FREE Supply Kit
Month 4 - Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, FREE Supply Kit
Month 5 - Three sets of Blendabilities Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Refill, FREE Supply Kit

After the 5th month, you will have all the Blendabilities products shown on page 212, the FREE Blended Bloom stamp and five FREE Supply Kits. 

August 1st the remainig six colors will be available
Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smoky Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131002

 If an item is on backorder, you will receive it as soon as I can get it to you.


Blendabilities update - Coming July 1st!!!

WOO HOO!!! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it!!  Stampin' Up! is releasing our Brand New Stampin' Blendabilities Markers to customers!!  These are alcohol based markers that will take your coloring, blending and shading to a whole new level.

Availability Dates-
July 1st
Cherry Cobbler #130995
Coastal Cabana #131000
Daffodil Delight #130998
Old Olive #130999
Pumpkin Pie #130997
Rich Razzleberry #131003
Skin Tone Assortment #129370
Memento Ink Pad  #132708
Memento Ink Refill #133456
Color Lifter #129369

August 1st
Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smoky Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131002

Blendabilities (3)Order yours in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com anytime day or night, shop in your PJ's if you want. :-)


Maritime DSP on Mini Coffee Cups

I ordered these Mini Coffee Cups with lids and they are sooooo cute!!  I made them as gifts for my club members.  Here are a few of them.

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I used the Maritime Designer Series Paper to wrap them and added some ribbon to a few of them.

Download the FREE pattern to cover the body of the cup.  Download also includes where I purchased the cups: Download Coffee_cup_wrap

Maritime_coffee_cups_topI used an image from Chalktalk for the lid and punched it out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  I die cut a piece of Real Red with the Circles Framelits Collection as a mat. 

The straws came in my June Paper Pumpkin Kit and if you are a current subscriber, you can purchase a refill kit.  Learn more about becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions HERE.

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•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week
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Perfect Pennants Birthday!

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Simple card today.  This card was included in one of my Be a Big Shot at Home classes last round. 

I used the Banners Framelits, some plain card stock, In Color Designer Series Paper and a stamped image.  The splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge was stamped im Crumb Cake along the right side.  The corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board was used to round the bottom corners.

Order any of these items in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

I have one spot left in the 3rd round of my Deisgner Series Paper Share, email me at barb@barbstamps.com if you would like it!!  Click HERE to see all the shares I have available.


June Paper Pumpkin - Red, White & Blue

Have you ever thought about a Paper Pumpkin Subscription? They are great for you but they also make wonderful gifts for kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, the list is endless. The more you order, the more you save. With Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions, there is an option that is just right for everyone!

The prices include shipping but do not include sales tax:
137858 1 Month Prepaid Subscription - $19.95
137859 3 Month Prepaid Subscription - $59.85
137860 6 Month Prepaid Subscription - $113.70  Save $1/month
137861 12 Month Prepaid Subscription - $215.40 Save $2/month, + earn $30 in Stampin' Rewards!

You can order these in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com or contact me and I can order them for you.

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Had some fun with my June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The kit creates fun pinwheels that you can attach to these adorable striped paper straws also included in the kit.  Check out this video by Stampin' Up!

 

I also used the straws to finish off these fun treats for my club gals.  More pics and details on these in another post.

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Little Letters @SoSocial

Stampin' Up! had some fun with the new Little Letters Thinlits and the @SoSocial stamp set.

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The new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was cut into strips and adhered across the Lost Lagoon layer. After cutting the star framelit out of Vellum Card Stock, it was run through the Big Shot again with the "H" and the "I" from the Little Letters Framelits. The #ijustloveyou image was stamped in Tangelo Twist onto Melon Mambo Card Stock and cut out with one of the banners included in the Bitty Banners Framelits Set.

Little_letters1The small Tangelo Twist heart is a leftover when you use our NEW Hearts Border Punch and it was attached with one of the petite paper clips included in the Basics Hodgepodge Clip set.

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Moonlight Tag Pouch

Created a cute little pouch out of a piece of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. This pouch holds my stamped tag.

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I used the colors in the paper, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey and added a card base in Perfect Plum.  The Hello Honey layer was run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Here is a pattern for cutting and scoring the pouch.  I started with one sheet of the Moonlight DSP, they measure 4-1/2 x 6-1/2.  I scored it at 1, 1-1/2, 2, 4, 4-1/2,and 5 with the long side at the top of my Simply Scored Tool and 1/2 with the short side at the top.

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Fold the pouch on the score lines to create mountains and valleys as shown in the picture.  Adhere together with our new Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Something_to_say_pouchsideHere is a shot of the tag out of the pouch

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Order the supplies to make this card in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week
•New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - .pdf file available for download!
•Tuesday is Weekly Deal Day, check out the deals HERE.
•Have you gotten your share, I am still taking orders for my Product Shares
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•Orders of $50 or more receive a Barb's Bonus Buck. Collect 10 and choose a free Stamp Set or set of Framelits.
•For only $50, you can Join My Team of demonstrators right now and you can include the Blendabilities Markers in your Starter Kit.
•Purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and earn hostess benefits.

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Callling all Heroes - NEW Photopolymer Set

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A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

Here are some ideas for you:
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#138002 Calling All Heroes Photopolymer stamp set
Available while supplies last
60 stamps, $25.95

The Calling All Heroes is the perfect addition to your stamp collection. Get it today!
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Thank you for Shopping with me!
•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week
•New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - .pdf file available for download!
•Tuesday is Weekly Deal Day, check out the deals HERE.
•Have you gotten your share, I am still taking orders for my Product Shares
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•Orders of $50 or more receive a Barb's Bonus Buck. Collect 10 and choose a free Stamp Set or set of Framelits.
•For only $50, you can Join My Team of demonstrators right now and you can include the Blendabilities Markers in your Starter Kit.
•Purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and earn hostess benefits.


Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack!

I am getting alot of use out of the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. It has two color combinations, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand and Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Basic Gray.

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I took three patterns and used the Banners Framelits to create pennants.  I glued the pennants together and wrapped them with some of our Gold Baker's Twine.  The background was stamped with the Hardwood Background stamp and the greeting is from one of the New Photopolymer Stamp Sets in the new Catalog called Bravo.

You can order the supplies to make this card in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

 

Thank you for Shopping with me!
•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week
•New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - .pdf file available for download!
•Tuesday is Weekly Deal Day, check out the deals HERE
•Have you gotten your share, I am still taking orders for my Product Shares
•Orders of $50 or more receive a Barb's Bonus Buck.  Collect 10 and choose a free Stamp Set or set of Framelits.
•For only $50, you can Join My Team of demonstrators right now and you can include the Blendabilities Markers in your Starter Kit.
•Purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and earn
hostess benefits. 


VIDEO - Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit!

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One of the New Simply Created Card Kits in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog is called Greeting You.  This kit includes 8 trifold cards, 8 white flags with designer strip, 8 string envelopes and 8 pieces of Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (ea. 30").

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The "hey you" greeting is laser cut and when the card is folded, you can see the pattern on the back of the card through the words. 

The bottom of the card has a place for you to write your message.  fold it up and pop it in the envelope provided.  Super easy, super cute and super fun.

I added this kit to my first catalog order and it should be here Monday, I cannot wait to play with it!!

Stampin' Up! has a video for you so you can see these fun cards in actions.  If you cannot view it in your email reader, you can click HERE to come to my blog and see it.

 

Order this kit and the coordinating stamp set in my store at www.shoppinwithbarb.com 


Thank you for Shopping with me!
•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week
•New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - .pdf file available for download!
•Tuesday is Weekly Deal Day, check out the deals HERE
•Have you gotten your share, I am still taking orders for my Product Shares

•Orders of $50 or more receive a Barb's Bonus Buck.  Collect 10 and choose a free Stamp Set or set of Framelits.
•For only $50, you can Join My Team of demonstrators right now and you can include the Blendabilities Markers in your Starter Kit.
•Purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and earn
hostess benefits. 

 


Fun with the NEW Bravo Photopolymer Set

Paired the New Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set with the Moonlight Deisgner Series Paper Stack and came up with this card.

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I also added some punched stars.  The stars are from the Something to Say stamp set which coordinates with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I have had alot of fun with this set and these punches. 

Check out some other cards HERE, HERE and HERE.

Love, love, love Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss together and I paired it with Sahara Sand.

You can order any of these items in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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My Must Have from the New Catalog

While on the Stampin' Up! cruise last month, we were gifted with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies.  I was super excited as they were on my Wish List along with the Flower Patch Photopolymer stamp set. 

These two items are offered as a bundle so that will save you a bit on money. :-)

You can order the bundle at noon today with this Item Code #136788

I am ordering the stamp set today when the catalog goes live.  While I have been waiting for my stamp set, I just had to try out the Framelits.  I participated in the Controlfreaks Swap and this is my card.

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I cut a bunch of flowers and stems out of our New In Colors to create this card and used my 2-Way Glue Pen to attach them to the card.

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I used the New Something to Say stamp set that coordinates with the New Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack along with the NEW In color Stitched Satin Ribbon

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I ran out of Crushed Curry Candy Dots for the large flower middles so I used my White and Vanilla Dots and colored them with my NEW Blendabilitites Markers.  These markers should be available the end of June or the beginning of July.  If you cannot wait that long, you can Join my Team of Demonstrators for only $50 and include some of them in your Starter Kit.  Get the details on the $50 Starter Kit HERE.

You can place your new catalog orders at noon Mountain Time today.
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