Exclusive Love You Sew Set Card Ideas

By | March 16, 2016

Love You Sew Cut Above

The exclusive Stampin’ Up! host set called Love You Sew is a perfect go-to set. The images and sentiments pair together for sweet hand-made cards any friend would love to find in her or his snail mail box.

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The layout is clean and simple. The sentiment pops through the circle punch out, while the coordinating prints from the Cherry on Top paper stack create a background and border.

Tools
The scalloped border was created with one element from the Cutie Pie Thinlets. Double up the paper for a single pass through the best tool ever: the Big Shot. Paper Snips make the fussy cutting around the scissors easy. Remember to turn the paper, not the snips for easy trimming.

Love You Sew Thread

The puns don’t stop. Here’s another quick creation with Love You Sew. I love the zig zag stitching that did not require whipping out the sewing machine. Included in the stamp set are three types of stitching. Love!

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15-Year Anniversary as Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

By | March 14, 2016

Heavenly Days

Fifteen years can fly by. This month I celebrate my 15-year anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Signing up as a demo was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Of course, it was pure serendipity.

Here’s My Stampin’ Up! Story
Soon after relocating to my hometown, my dear mother invited me to a workshop being held by Kim, an SU! demo. Kim provided a totally hands-on workshop where we made simple projects: a cute Halloween card, a treat bag and an all-occasion card with the sun, moon and stars.

There were about six other women and we spent a relaxing couple hours stamping and snacking. I LOVED it! I bought one little stamp set and the catalog.

In the coming weeks, I studied the SU! catalog and determined I wanted it all. I was smitten. The stamps, the tools, the inks, the papers. I wanted to create every project in the catalog.

I decided to sign up, but it took me nearly six months. That’s my ONE regret. I should have asked more questions because my delay cost me perks I could have received if I had signed up just one week earlier.

Heavenly Days
The card above was stamped with one of my first hostess sets. It’s a great study on the evolution of both the rubberstamping craft and my personal style. I smile at the folk art style image and the wavy border created with the decorative scissors that made it a challenge to cut a straight line. The sentiment, however, still warms my heart. Each day is a gift—that’s why it’s called the present.

The Gift of Sharing Time With Friends
Over 15 years, my stamping affinity has brought many wonderful women into my life. I look forward to my three monthly clubs when the club members get together to share their lives, their wisdom and their time. Thanks to my clubs, I know strong women who have been placed in my path for reasons only God knows.

Earning Income and Benefits
Although I signed up to get the demonstrator discount, I now earn a part-time income that subsidizes my stamp hobby, gym membership, the running tab at Anthropology and lots of other amenities in my life.

Here’s The Current Deal You Don’t Want to Miss
Now is the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up! Purchase the Stampin’ Up! kit for only $99 but choose $125 of products. That’s $30 more in products for free. Plus, the kit ships for FREE! It’s the best time of the year to join Stampin’ Up! The offer ends March 31, 2016.

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No. 1 Way to Spark Stamping Creativity

By | March 8, 2016

Crafters Don't Lie

Are you looking for a sure-fire way to spark your creativity when your juices are drained? Today I offer you my Number One action plan to climb out of the mojo funk:  Mojo Monday, the Card Sketch Challenge.

No doubt about it. When I want to whip up a card and a blank card base is staring back at me, I reach for the sketch challenge.  Today’s design is based on Mojo Monday 433, which was hailed as a sketch you’ll reach for time after time. It’s true.

Mojo433

It’s a quick and simple design. Rectangles and my 2 1/2 inch circle punch on the Basic Black flower brought the design to completed project in less than 20 minutes.

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Stamps
Love You Sew is an exclusive hostess set offered in the Occasion 2016 catalog.
I love the crafty images and punny phrases. As an exclusive set only for hostesses, Love You Sew is a great reason to host a workshop, or place a qualifying order.

Paper
The Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack is filled with cheery patterns and trendy colors. My solid color card stock choices were easy to coordinate.

Tools
To frame and cut the pun, the 2 1/2-inch circle punch does the job in two steps: stamp and punch. For a bold shape beneath the sentiment, I used the Floral Frame framelits.

Supply List
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Kindness Notes Using Birthday Bouquet

By | March 6, 2016

Better Get Better

Sending off a quick kindness note starts with having the right cards on hand. Today’s design is quick and easy to create. The concept jumped right off of page 109 of the Stampin Up! catalog.

Get Better Close-Up

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Layout
One small scrap of pretty Birthday Bouquet designer paper, snippets of Sweet Li’l Things washi tape, and the banner from Large Numbers Framelits Dies create sweet and simple note cards. All the elements were layered on to the perfectly sized and ready-to-use Note Card. A small posey from the Bloomin Heart Thinlits adds a sweet embellishment.

Stamps
Fabulous Four is perfect for kindness cards that express thanks, congratulations and healing sentiments.

Paper
Using Birthday Bouquet designer paper made color choice easy: Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder pop right off the floral paper.

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Hello Spring: New Easter Lamb Stamp

By | February 29, 2016

EasterLamb

The latest Occasions catalog from Stampin’ Up! has lots of seasonal stamps and supplies for the spring and summer seasons. One of my favorite products is a single stamp called Easter Lamb. It’s a lovable little lamb with expressive ears and a wooly coat that’s the perfect symbol for the “in like a lion, out like a lamb” season.  She’s not just for  Easter cards, she’s also perfect for baby, thank you and “just because” cards.

 

EasterLambcrop

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Stamps
The Easter Lamb is the focal image, but splatter from Gorgeous Grunge adds color to the soft embossed background. Hello and Spring are part of the Crazy about You collection (a must-have sentiment set). Finally, the tab border is from the Tin of Card collection that perfectly coordinates with the thinlets.

Dies
Take the fuss out of cutting with the right tools. The lamp is cut from Whisper White card stock and layered on Pool Party using the Circle Framelits. The Hello is cut with the help of the File Tab Edgelits, while the scalloped Spring border comes from the Cutie Pie Thinlits.

I’ve listed the supplies below. For a closer look, click on an image and you’ll hop over to my Stampin’ Up! store.

Product List