Sunday, June 10, 2012


I made this card for the Shoebox Swap at a recent meeting. I like the simple versatility that the Stampin' Up set "Fabulous Florets " gives. After stamping Wisteria Wonder flowers and Wild Wasabi stems, I used the Textured Impressions Square Lattice folder with the Big Shot to give a textured needlepoint look to the card. Adding a simple ribbon and rhinestone centers to the flowers completes the card. I like the idea of using this simple design to make the card suit whatever occasion you need, whether it be birthday, get well, sympathy, friend or thank you. Finish the inside the way you want and you have the perfect card you need.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mark's birhtday card 2012

When I was deciding how to make my son's 47th birthday card, I knew I had to use the motorcycle stamp I had bought especially with him in mind....not sure why it sat on the shelf for so long, but it did! Finally I will use it. At first I planned to add it to the front of the card, but once I decided on the color scheme, paper and added the glitter paper stars, their really wasn't any room the inside was a decorated as the front. His Harley is a red Firefighter's Edition that was made after September 11, 2001 and has been very special to him. He has ridden it south to Key West, Florida, north as far as North Dakota, west to California and everywhere in between. All of these trips have been with at least one other firefighter, sometimes many and meeting up with others across the country. He has had 25 1/2 years service as a career firefighter, was a cadet in high school and also a volunteer for several years. He is retiring but not before giving the county another 2 1/2 years before hanging up his gear. As you can tell I am very proud of him as a son, dad and mentor to others.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampin' Up New Year Begins!

June 1st is now the beginning of a new catalog year for Stampin' Up! At our "Stampers with Sparkle" Team meeting, several new stamps and accessories were highlighted with a Shoebox Swap. These are samples of the cards we made.

Card 1 features some of the 2012-2014 In Colors of Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple. The stamp set is the new Betsy's Blossoms and the sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set. Also used was the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle and Scallop Edge Border punches.

Card 2 features the new In Color of Midnight Muse as well as other new In Colors using one of the Designer Series Papers in the new International Bazaar group. The stamp set is the new World Treasures set which also includes a beautiful peacock stamp. Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish the card.

Card 3 uses Midnight Muse as the only color accented with Whisper White. The new Fancy Fan embossing folder gives wonderful texture to the second layer with the center design cut with one of the new Apothecary Accents Framelits run through the Big Shot. The shape corresponds with one of the new Layered Labels. A simple yet elegant card!

I hope you like the new Stampin' Up products as much as I do. This is only a sample of the many new products for you to see in our new catalog.