“Delightful Dozen” makes it SIMPLE!!!

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Now is this a

clean and classic card or what!?!

I was very pleased with the end result and just think how versatile this would be with switching up the colors that you use!

Fun…simple…classic….just a "BINGO-BANGO"type of card that anyone would love to receive!

As the saying goes…it just doesn't get any easier than this! Please CASE away and make someone smile! There are so many times that we just need to sit and make a card that it is to the point and this is it!

The simple sentiment comes from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and I love the font style…just a simple yet effective touch…one word…this is all this card needs! I used the Black Staz on Ink to stamp the sentiment!

Delightful Dozen - Clear-Mount Stamp

When you look closely, the other simple yet WOW factor that is super easy is using the needlepoint embossing folder – this is one thing that I forget about it but when I pull it out….it makes me smile!


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The center stage paper is the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper ! This is probably my favorite of the new paper – why??…simple = clean, crisp and classic!!!! I also lined the OUTSIDE of the envelope flap with this paper….so beautiful!

The other simple yet effective touch is using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches to add that simple flair to the sides of the sentiments! After "curling" it up a bit….I simply placed a classic pearl in the middle of the flower and used a glue dot to hold it in  place! Simple!!!!


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Please feel free to email me and you can also always order any Stampin' Up ! products at any time with a simple click here….but the best thing is…you will be a customer of mine and then you will get even more inspirations from me!!!

I truly appreciate all of my customers….cyber or local and I try to "feed you" with tips and tricks to make your precious time minimal when card making but at the same time…make it fulfilling – I guess you can say the best of both worlds!!!!

I appreciate you all -  until tomorrow…..

“Secret Garden” is a bright and fun garden…

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This is a super fun…super bright…super special stamp set and card! The stamp set is, Secret Garden, and it is an "A list" stamp set to own…PLUS it had its own framelits to make your projects look great!

Today's post will be followed by another one tomorrow and you will see how I tied the 2 together! This is a great card to make and give as gifts….changing the sentiment – BAM….you're done and you will make someone very happy with having a great assortment of cards!

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  • The base is good old Whisper White and the colors I used were Gumball Green, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
  • Using a piece of computer paper, I stamped randomly the flowers and then with the leaf, I stamped…then stamped again to give a softer effect!
  • Before mounting the Stamped piece…I took a piece of 1/2 scalloped Dots Ribbon in Melon Mambo…breaks up the card to let the sentiment shine! TIP = I use an adhesive to secure the ribbon so it does not slip around)
  • LOVE the new Hostess Stamp Set, Express Yourself, sooooo many great sentiment – I simply stamped the "congratulations" in the Melon Mambo and the using the Apothecary Accents  and the Big Shot, it was a breeze to pop out! (Can you imagine having to cut this out!!!???)
  • Using the paper trimmer, I cut a small retangle to give the sentiment the backdrop it deserves! Love how it makes the Apothecary POP!

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  • To make an extra special touch and texture, I used the itty bitty punch and popped out some little flowers on the center of the flowers…adder a pearl and to a tiny piiece of stampin' demensionals !
  • Naturally I needed a liner, the Bright Designer Paper is the perfect choice, I just love the daffodil delight, alwasya fun choice!

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By now you all know that I use these designer series paper packs all the time for my envelopes! I get asked often….."what are you going to do when they go bye-bye?"….well no…I did not purchase any to stash away and I am not 'cause the NEW catalog has the basic same concept….ut in super new and fun prints!

Stampin' Up! never lets us down! The new catalog is so exciting and fun! Evert time I flip through it I keep thinking of new ideas and concepts to share with you!

Please pop back tomorrow as I am going to share with you what I did to give a bunch of today's cards away to my dear friend! I just love this card and it has soooo much potential to be used in all different ways!

I am super happy that this stamp set and framelits are in the catalog for the next year! Remember – you can buy them as a bundle and save 15% off the bat! Great deal! I hope this card brightens your day!

Until tomorrow…

Sassy Salutations says “Ciao, Baby!”

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WOW…it has been a L O N G week ( but great week!) and I was ready to wake up and create! Yesterday was exciting as Stampin' Up! gave us a sneak peak at a product from the new catalog that will be out before you know it! WOOT-WOOT!!!! So….I decided that I wanted to use the 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch to showcase this card so you can get the idea of how this new Stamp Set, A Round Array Stamp Set will look!

I think this card is adorable and I did get my inspiration from the Annual Catalog on page 142 – then gave it a Susan twist! I will do a post next week on some of the tricks in making this card because it was actually super easy and the end result came out Bingo-bango!!! The Stamp-a-ma-jig played a key factor! If you were like me…you were SCARED TO DEATH of this tool…but trust me – it I can do it YOU can do it! It will become your best friend very quickly!


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The Sentiment came from a "A list" Stamp Set, Sassy Salutations and I think the fun tone it sets makes this card! I also used the #1 adorable stamp from the Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set…this is where the 7/8 punch comes in handy and makes you look like a pro! Now you can see just why you need to buy the new stamp set that is below!!!! Click here to order it today and you will be one up on the new catalog!


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I just had to use a touch of ribbon and the So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon was the perfect choice! Doesn't this color make you happy…another thing that I adore about this ribbon is that it is super easy to work with – make a perfect knot that is a great simple statement each and every time!

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Do you remember earlier this week I shared with you how to make a custom envelope? Well, just in case you forgot the link, here is it…Mike
Funke, another incredible Stampin' Pretty PAL – he is not only super
talented, his Blog is super informative!

Lining it with fun polka dots
from the Subtles Designer paper was the finishing happy touch! Next week when  I post about the "ins and outs" of this card….I will share with you the dimensions as it is an odd size! Naturally, I used Stampin' Dimensionals all over this card and I know you agree….this MAKES IT!


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Just think of all of the fun you would have being able to have Stampin' Up! products right at your fingertips…remember we have less than a week for you to take advantage of being able to get $156.50 worth of ANY product for just $99.00 – sounds like a no-brainer, well it IS A NO BRAINER and then the best part is….you will be able to have super fun being a PAL and having an incredible amount of ideas, inspiration,tutorials, webinars….the sky's the limit right at your own fingertips!

Please click here if you want to get started now…there is absolutely no obligation to ever do another thing if that's what you want…as Stampin' Ups! Motto of "My Way" is so true!

I love what I do and I love helping you! Enjoy the day and please pop back tomorrow as I am Mary Fish's , my super upline and yours to if you join my team, guest stamper! If you haven't already – Please subscribe to my blog so you do not miss a post! I love inspiring you!

 

 

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Spring
is definitely in the air and here's your chance to purchase new product
from the 2013-2014 annual catalog.  A Round Array stamp set is
available to purchase now!

http://stampinpretty.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f95df928834017ee959a87f970d-pi

This set coordinates with the Stampin' Up! 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog).  SAVE 15% when you purchase the Round Array stamp set and 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch together as a bundle!

$23.95 – Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) – Item #133899
 


Already have the punch? No worries…Just buy the set!


$14.95 – A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) – Item #129090

*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations (126705 – wood) ,(126707- clear), Ciao, Baby!  (129645 – wood, (129648 – clear) 


Paper: Whisper White(10730),Pool Party (122924), Not Quite Navy (101722), Subtle Designer
Paper (117152) – for liner!

Ink: Not Quite Navy(126971), So Saffron (126957)

Cool
Tools:
Stampin Trimmer (126889), 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (129404), Stamp-a-ma-jig ( 101049)


The
Perfect Touch
es – Stampin Dimensionals
(104430), Snail (104332), So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon (122982)

Circle Circus again…in a Sassy Way!

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Yesterday I used this same stamp set, Circle Circus…but today look at the difference…the feel and fibe is just cheerful and fun! I simply love this set as it is one that makes me smile and you can use it for many different themes! Next time – I'll show you it heat embossed…..looks super cool! This card is for my special daughter, Hannah, who is about to leave for Spring Break doing her favorite love…riding horses!

The colors I chose were simple, fun….just like Hannah! Out came the Melon Mambo, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight! The card itself is pretty straight forward…I added a bit of jazz with Mr Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.…( these little gems really give you a bang for your buck….for just $7.95 – you can do a TON of things!) I simply used the coordinating colors of ink to here and there stamp the cute circle ~ added a splash of ribbon for balance and to give it a fun and funky twist!


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I did stamp and punch 3 circles using the 3/4" circle punch to add that special "punch" ~ Popping them with dimensionals makes it come to life! Isn't this font on this sentiment just perfect for the vibe of this card!?!? Sassy Salutations is a fun and sassy stamp! Another one of my regular go-to's. I simply stamped it on whisper white card stock and then using the Decorative Label Punch, it was a perfect fit! To do the behind one…easy-peasy ~ simply cut in half and adhered it to the sentiment!

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No card would complete without lining your envelope! This is what I just love about Stampin' Up! Everything color coordinates perfectly ! The "In Color Designer Paper" made the finishing touch! You can see in this below photo how I layered this a bunch! This is a look that I love and a look that is not only easy but it makes the wow factor really POP! Who wouldn't enjoy receiving this card!

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March is right around the corner…..YEAH and BOO…yeah because we are getting closer to better weather and boo because Sale-A-Bration will be coming to an end! Please remember, if you are a hobbyist at heart and simply want to get your Stampin' Up products at a discount…..please consider to do it now ~ it is a no brainer as you will be able to "hand pick" $156.50 products of YOUR CHOICE for $99.00 and then not have to purchase one more thing until the end of June ( now we both know that will not happen) and if you do not want to but a single thing more…that's great – no penalty's!  I am a hobbyist that likes to have fun with others that enjoy the same interest as I do….creating and sharing! I would love for  you to be on this journey with me and my "cyber friends" I still get together with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and stamp cause its simple…they are my friends and we love to stamp! Email me and we'll chat!

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set: Circle Circus (115778) wood, (127784) clear, Sassy Salutations (126705) wood, (126707) clear


Paper: Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo(115320), Gumball Green( 126840),Daffodil Delight (119683), In Color 2012-2014 Designer Paper (126910 )

Ink:  same as colors above!

Cool
Tools:
3/4 " Circle Punch ( 119873), Decorative Label Punch ( 120907)


The
Perfect Touch
es – Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335), 3/8 Stitched Gum Ball Green Ribbon (122332)

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