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January 2015

One Tag Fits All Valentine

You_brighten_my_daySome Valentine fun with a few sets.  In addition to the One Tag Fits All, Snuggles and Smooches and Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp sets, I also added a couple of images from the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day. (see photo to the left)

You can earn this set FREE with a $50 order placed in my store and I am also offering a FREE Mini Treat Bag Kit with a $50 order, get those details HERE.

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I enjoy making Z-Fold cards, they are fun and interactive and pack a WOW.  I used some of our fun new Heart/Valentine themed products and you can use these products all year. 

Some of the fun products used on these cards include the Confetti Hearts Border Punch, the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It is hard to see in the photo but if you click on it to view it larger, you will be able to see the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Basic Black the left panel

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I love the Note Tag image in the One Tag Fits All stamp set and I love it even more as it coordinates with our Note Tag Punch.

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Make a quick album that’s all you. We’ll show you how you can color window sheets to create unique album pages—it’s fast and fun! Watch this video to learn how.

 

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P.S. Did you know that I have a bunch of FREE tutorials on my blog?  I do!!!  Scroll down to see them in the left side bar


SAB - FREE Mini Treat Bag Kit with Order

Isn't this treat bag adorable?  I love it, it was one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home Class received in their project kits this month and the gals are loving it!! 

Mini_treat_bagIt uses the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (includes all the dies shown in the picture),  NEW Ornate Tag Topper Punch and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

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How would you like to make one of these?  You can, simply place an order of $50 or more in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com use this HOSTESS CODE 72CMWWX3 and I will send you a FREE Project Kit to create this cute treat bag with tag.

You must use the Hostess Code in order to receive the FREE Project Kit. If you don't know how to use a hostess code, I have instructions on my blog HERE.  The candy is not included in the kit. :-)

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Please note, papers to create the bag may vary from the one shown but they are all adorable!! One kit per customer, offer expires February 4, 2015.

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Weekly Deals - January 27th

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Weekly Deals - items available while supplies last.

It's all about Embossing this week.   If you love to emboss and don't have a Big Shot Machine already, the Texture Boutique is for you. It only takes embossing folders

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Did you know that the three month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription has been reduced for Sale-a-bration?  You can get three months of Paper Pumpkin for only $54.85 AND get a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Check out all the Paper Pumpkin Options in my store.

 

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SAB - Best Day Ever Banners

Fun card I made for a recent swap. I wanted to spotlight the three coordinating products in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  Each product can be earned FREE with a $50 order so have a party (or place an individual order for $150) and get all three plus FREE hostess $$!!

I love that the Best Day Ever stamp set is available in Photopolymer, Clear Mounted Rubber and Wood Mounted Rubber so you can order it your way!!! 

I also used the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and I am thrilled with it as I love every pattern and had a hard time choosing which ones to use.  The coordinating Best Year Ever Accessory Pack offers fun and bright ribbons and buttons.  All together, these products are amazing!

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I cut all four banners with our Banners Framelits and used the Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper for three of them.  It was definitely hard deciding which patterns to use.

The fourth banner is Whisper White and I inked the stamp with our Stampin' Write Markers to get the three color effect.  I also added some paper piercing under the words for some added interest.  I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat and the Paper Piercing Tool.

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Did you notice the fun string of pennants in the top left corner?  This fun die cut is included in the Balloon Framelits Collection and I thought it was the perfect accent for this card.  It also allowed me to use another pattern from this amazing paper collection.

I added some Coastal Cabana Ribbon and a small button in Calypso Coral both items are in the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. 

These three Sale-a-bration products coordinate together so well, so you do need all three. :-)

Purchase your supplies in my Online Store and if your order is at least $50, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Easy Peasy Shaker Card

This is one of the techniques we learned at my January Technique Geek Class. Super simple shaker cards using our Clear Envelopes.

I used the Snuggles & Smooches Photopolymer stamp set along with the Groovy Love set.

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*Cut a piece of the Back to Black or Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper to 3-3/4 x 3-3/4.
*Rub the Embossing Buddy over the DSP to remove any static, this will help the confetti shake in the envelope.
*Punch hearts from Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  We used the NEW Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Hearts Border Punch and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
*Place the confetti onto the Designer Series Paper and carefully slide it into a clear envelope making sure the envelope will close to the back.
*Position the paper into a corner of the envelope, tightly fold the side of the envelope to the back and secure with scotch tape.
*Remove the adhesive backing from the envelope, tightly fold the top down and secure with scotch tape. 
*Attach shaker to a piece of Basic Black cut to 4x4 using Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.
*Decorate the front as deisred.

I added a fun heart detail to the banner punch out.  Here is a photo showing you how I did it.

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Order the supplies to make your Easy Peasy Shaker Cards
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Here is a video from Stampin' Up! spotlighting the Hooray It's Your Day Project Kit. You can Choose This Kit FREE when you join my team of demonstrators during Sale-a-bration.  See this Kit in my store:  Hooray It's Your Day.

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Did you know that the three month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription has been reduced for Sale-a-bration?  You can get three months of Paper Pumpkin for only $54.85 AND get a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Check out all the Paper Pumpkin Options in my store.

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SAB-This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection

Last week, I showed you a couple of cards I created with the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection. You can find them HERE and HERE.

Today, I have two more cards I made with this collection, which includes 30 Project Life cards (10-4x6 and 20-3x4) that you can use to use in your Memory Keeping or on greeting cards.  The first one was the quickest of the bunch.  I trimmed the card to 3-3/4 x 5 and added the greeting in the middle of the card and the three punched flowers in Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.

A little layering with Pool Party and Island Indigo card stock and it was done.  The greeting is from the Sale-a-bration set called Simply Wonderful.  I inked it with our Stampin' Write Markers in Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry.

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The second card was super simple as well.  I trimmed the card to be 3-7-8 x 4 and added the greeting from Simply Wonderful in Daffodi Delight.  I layered it onto a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot Machine with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the layers with some of our yummy Cotton Ribbon in Daffodil Delight.

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Here is a video from Stampin' Up! spotlighting the Project Life "Happiness Is" Card Collection. Project Life is the easiest way I have found for my memory keeping.  You can find this card collection along with other card collections and accessory packs on page 189 of the Annual Catalog or online in my store. 

Shop Project Life  Online

 

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Order it here!

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Love is Kindness

I am loving this single stamp on page 32 of the Occasions Catalog. It is the perfect size for your focal point and you can quickly color the flowers and stems with our Blendabilities Markers.

Speaking of our Blendabilities Markers, did you know that twelve sets of our Blendabailities Markers are in the Sale-a-bration Catalog?  This means that you can choose a set FREE with a $50 order

Choose your FREE set from these colors: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Old Oive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder.

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I received this card in a swap from Debbie Naylor she colored the tulips with Blendabilities in these colors:  Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and the stems are Wild Wasabi. 

The best part of this card is the ribbon!!!  Did you see how just the edges of the Organza Ribbon are in color, this is so easy to do.  Simply lay your piece of ribbon on scratch paper and use the side of the bullet tip of your Blendabilities Marker to run the length of the ribbon on each edge.  What a great pop of color!!

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More Petal Potpourri!

A few days ago, I showed you THIS QUICKIE CARD using the Petal Potpourri stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and today, I have another share for you. This card uses both the Petal Potpourri stamp set and the Flower Medallion Punch. Purchase these two items in a bundle and you will save 15%.

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I started with the Bermuda Bay Cut & Ready Card Bases and added layers in Daffodil Delight or Calypso Coral and then finished my layering with Whisper White.  I stamped the flowers in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral directly onto the Whisper White layer. 

I stamped two Bermuda Bay flowers on a scrap of Whisper White and punched them out with the Flower Medallion Punch.  I layered two of them together with a Stampin' Dimensional and added the leaves. 

My "leaves" are the solid flower image inked in Mossy Meadow, stamped off once and then punched.  I used the Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim and the buttons frm the Sale-a-bration Best Year Ever Accessory pack for my flower middles.  My greeting is from the Sale-a-bration set called Simply Wonderful.

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Accessory_packI love how bright and fun this card is and both ribbons are from the Sale-a-bration Best Year Ever Accessory Pack which you can earn FREE with a $50 order.

 

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Did you know that the three month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription has been reduced for Sale-a-bration?  You can get three months of Paper Pumpkin for only $54.85 AND get a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

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Quick Tip - Hearts Border Punch & the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

The Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack is on sale this week for 25% off making this set of three adorable punches only $12.71.  Use the small heart punch in this pack along with the Hearts Border Punch to create this WOW!!!

Hearts1After punching a row of hearts with the Hearts Border Punch, slide the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack around it to create a fun new heart shape.

I added few of these in Real Red to a card I am working on.

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*Strip of Basic Black hearts - one of the dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set
*Diagonal stripe strip - Stacked with Love Washi Tape
*Scribbled circles - use the dots mask and scribble Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details randomly in some of the dots.
*Open hearts - Punch a strip with the Hearts Border Punch and then come in over the hearts with the small heart punch.

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Weekly Deals January 13th

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Sale-a-bration has started!
Earn a FREE item with
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Weekly Deals - items available while supplies last.

Order all your Stampin' Up! supplies in my store at
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EpoxyYippee, I love that the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack is on sale, I use it all the time!!  Did you know it coordinates with our NEW Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers in the Occasions Catalog? 
Click the photo to see them in my Online Store.
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Better_than_emailBetter Than E-Mail - This is our latest Photopolymer stamp set. Use these stamps on the back of your cards, on a tag attached to a baked goodie or the packaging for a knitted or crocheted item.  

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SAB- Best Day Ever, This Day and You Brighten My Life

Today's card uses a number of items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  When you place a $50 order during Sale-a-bration, you could choose one of these items FREE!

I used four items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure on this card, the Best Day Ever and You Brighten My Day stamp sets, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.

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I took one of the 4x6 Project Life cards, cut a strip off of it and layered it onto a strip punched with the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch.  I added the stamping along the bottom of the card with the flower and stem images in the Best Day Ever stamp set.  I rotated the flower image a quarter turn each time I stamped it.

The main greeting is from another Sale-a-bration choice called You Brighten My Day.  I inked it up in Coastal Cabana, removed the border ink with a Blender Pen and added it back in with my Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker for the two tone effect.  I punched it out with the Note Tag Punch and layered it on additional tags punched from Tangerine Tango and Crisp Cantaloupe. 

This_day_tags_closeThe ribbon was stapled to the tag and I slipped a sliver of Coastal Cabana card stock through the holes in the button before adding it to the tag with a Glue Dot.

 

 

 

 

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This_day_groupThanks for stopping by, come back in a couple of days as I will be posting the rest of the cards I made with the This Day Project Life Mini Card Kit.


Cheerful Critters

Cheerful_critters1I am in love with the NEW Cheerful Critters stamp set!  You will find this set on page 14 of the Occasions Catalog.  Why say it yourself when a cheerful critter can say it for you? These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

 

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This little guy was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in with our Blendabilities using the Skin Tone Assortment, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate. The small Red Glimmer Paper hearts came our of the heart strip die included with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlints Die set.

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Here is another great video from Stampin' Up! showing the Masking Technique using the Happy Thing stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

 


SAB-This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection

One of the items you can choose FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order is the Project Life Mini Card Collection called This Day. It includes 30 Project Life cards (10-4x6 and 20-3x4) that you can use to use in your Memory Keeping or on greeting cards.

This_day_card_collectionI chose to make a card using this 3x4 striped card with these cute sunglasses for my daughter.  She is such a wonderful soul and I want her to know how much I love her. :-)

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I layered the Project Life card onto a 3-1/8 x 4-1/8 piece of Island Indigo.  My next layer is a 4-1/4 x 5 piece of Rich Razzleberry and I used the NEW Confetti Heart Punch on the edge.  I wrapped a piece of Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon around the main card base and added the layers. 

My greeting is from a stamp set on page 31 of the Occasions Catalog (shop the Occasions Catalog HERE) called Crazy about You.  Lots of fun greetings to choose from and it is a Photopolymer set so it is easy to line up what you want to say!

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Stampin' Up! has added lots of new videos for the Occasions Catalog, here is one showcasing the beautiful Painted Petals stamp set.

 


Petal Potpourri and Watercolor Thank You

Playing with a new set from the Occasions Catalog called Petal Potpourri, it is a set of four large flowers, small flower and a flower middle. There is also a coordinating punch called the Flower Medallion Punch AND you can purchase them together as a bundle saving 15%.

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I inked the bold flower in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight and added a small circle of Silver Glimmer Paper to each flower middle.  The greeting is a single stamp from the Annual Catalog called Watercolor Thank You and it is inked in Rich Razzleberry.

These cards were super easy and I was able to crank out 40 of them if a couple of hours watching television one night last week.

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You can order the supplies to make these cards in my Online Store and if your order is over $50, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

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Did you know that the three month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription has been reduced for Sale-a-bration?  You can get three months of Paper Pumpkin for only $54.85 AND get a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

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SAB-Lotus Blossom on the Typeset Designer Series Paper

I created this set of three cards using different colors with the Lotus Blossom stamp set stamped on the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Lotus Blossom is one of the stamp sets you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration when you place a $50 order. 

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It is a three step stamp set with bold, medium and light images.

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I inked the bold image in Lost Lagoon and stamped it off once before putting it on the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  I then stamped the medium and light images full strength over each other to create the dimension.

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Here is another one, this time I used Blackberry Bliss.

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This was one of my "gotta have it sets" and I love that it was FREE!  The Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of the items on the Weekly Deals, you can purchase it at a 25% discount through Monday, January 12th.

Order these items in my Online Store and if your order is over $50, you can choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE!!  www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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