Friday, May 25, 2007

Best of Cluck! - Retiring

What a fun chick! Perky, clever and whimsical... this set makes cards fun to send and to receive! Several expressions such as "Thanks a Bunch!", "Best of Cluck", "Now that's Egg-citing" and two others are included with the images of this set of 7 stamps. This card we did at a Stamp-A-Stack uses Mellow Moss, Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Basic Brown ink, Stampin' Write markers as well as the Weathered background stamp. Embellished with red and white gingham ribbon and a circular bronze clip, this chick is ready to convey your wishes to a lucky recipient.
Here's a fun card to celebrate someone's good news or achievements! The chicken "tracks" are made with a stamp also in this versatile set which you can use for many occasions! Real Red, Black, Whisper White and Confetti Cream cardstock are used and accented with black and white gingham ribbon. The Crosshatch background stamp is stamped in Real Red for the lower background.

I received this card in a swap at a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator event in Memphis; it was stamped by Pam Williams of WI. Pam used a little yellow feather to add some dimension to the card. Cute!! This is a great Thinking of You or Hello! card for friend or family.

Best of Cluck can be used for many types of cards and projects which will bring smiles to the faces of the recipients! They will definitely remember your cards with this cool chicken on them!!

Sadly, Best of Cluck retires in June. I'll miss her in the catalog, but I'm keeping my set! : ) What about you?


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Roses in Winter

Roses in Winter... how I've loved this set! It is so versatile and makes such gorgeous projects, and now it's retiring. : ( It is termed a "2 Step" stamp, but actually the rose has three layers of stamps/colors, giving it greater depth and opportunity for color layering.) This card uses Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red ink for the rose and Mellow Moss ink for the leaves. The card is Mellow Moss layered with Barely Banana stamped with the same ink.

Here are two more cards made with this wonderful set:

Roses in Winter is retiring June 29th. Don't miss it if you can use a set that is both beautiful and versatile for a wide spectrum of projects from cards, scrapbooks, "3-D" projects, gift wraps, etc., ad infinitum!
Thanks for coming by today! Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Artifacts, one of my most favorite sets! Oh no, it's on Stampin' Up!'s Retiring Stamps list! I will keep mine, however, because it is so great for a variety of uses: vintage, antique-look, masculine-style cards and even patriotic! This card uses Artifacts and Simple Salutations sets and the Rough Texture wheel for the background. Cardstock is Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss. I used the Word Window Punch to make the slots to hold the band of chocolate cardstock that has been embossed with the Rough Texture wheel, VersaMark and Copper embossing powder. The background has more stamps from this set lightly stamped (by inking and stamping off on scrap paper before stamping on the cardstock). The large star was stamped on Really Rust cardstock, embossed with Copper e.p., then cut out.

This would make a great card for Father's Day, birthdays or many other uses by changing the greeting on the front.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Office Accoutrement File Folder card

Another different type of card we did at the Stamp-A-Stack last Saturday! Since Stampin' Up! now has this unique new Round Tab Punch, I was excited to come up with this "file folder" card using Office Accoutrements stamp set, Notations Paper, the Round Tab punch, and the Corner Rounder punch all of which are perfect for this theme!! I love this "Memo" stamp from the set! What fun! The color scheme is keyed off the Notations Designer paper that is along the upper back portion of the card where the tab was added. That's one of the great things about designer paper, it gives your color scheme without you having to experiment as to what color goes with what. It's all right there for you! This particular paper has Taken With Teal, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Vanilla and all those colors are used in this card. The "folder" is Sahara Sand cardstock, corners rounded with punch then stamped with Vanilla Craft Ink to reflect the vanilla flowers in the paper and provide a subtle background. The large flower is from the set and the smaller flowers were punched with the Spring Flowers punch and adhered with a silver brad. The round paper clip is a great embellishment for this style card.

The inside of the card uses a verse from the birthday set "It's Your Birthday" (p. 182), and there is plenty of room to write a message to the recipient. The designer paper has small numbers on it, so there is a subtle coordination that goes well with this message. : )

This would be a super card to send to anyone, and how much fun to send to someone who works in an office.

Thanks for dropping by! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Big Blooms, That's Nice, Polka Dots & Petals

Stamp Sets used: Big Blooms, That's Nice, Polka Dots and Petals
Ink Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories used: Dimensionals, 1 1/4" sq. punch, 1/4" sq. punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Spiral punch, narrow white organdy ribbon.

This long card which will fit into a business envelope and use regular postage was one of the cards we made at Stamp-A-Stack last Saturday. It's fun to do different sizes of cards!

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Doodle That

This is one of the cards that everyone made Saturday at my Stamp-A-Stack. It uses the Doodle This stamp set, cardstocks of Vintage Violet, Sage Shadow and So Saffron and both the Vintage Violet and Sage Shadow inks. The white doodling is done freehand using the Signo White gel pen. The image on the front is colored with a number of Stampin' Write© Markers. The greeting is from the Simple Salutations set and Violet stitched ribbon is the finishing touch!

I'll be sharing more of the cards in the next few days! Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

2007 Retiring Stamps List Released!

The Retirement List of stamp sets and wheels is out! Stampin' Up! has posted it on their website here: Just double-click on the picture of stamp sets! These will only be available for a short time, just about eight weeks! Some of my favorites are going good-bye! (sniff, sniff)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On Board Bitty Book in Petals & Paisley

Girls just gotta' have fun! This On-Board Bitty Book from Stampin' Up! mini catalog is the project designed and taught by moi at the Demonstrators Retreat last weekend. Of course we just had to use fun new products out of the Spring Mini Catalog such as the beautiful Petals and Paisley double-sided Designer Papers, Little Reminders Accents and Elements, the Round Tab punch and Office Accoutrement stamp set! This is the slipcase for the mini album which holds 3"x3" pictures or images. The outside slipcase comes unassembled (flat) which makes it easy to decorate then assemble with a little Sticky Strip™ on the flaps. Easy-peasy! The stripe paper is the opposite side of the rose paper shown covering the album. A "stitched" (with the Signo gel pen and paper-piercing tools) layer of Certainly Celery on the front forms the foundation for embellishing with the pink bracket from Little Reminders (these are self-adhesive die cuts!), "original" stamp in Old Olive and the two flowers stamped, cut out and layered with Little Reminders, added to the center. The paler blue on the tab is also from L.R. as is the "sweet". A small knot of turquoise grosgrain ribbon adds the finishing touch to the composition.

The album which slips inside holds ten page protectors for 20 pictures or images. The front and back are covered with this gorgeous multicolored floral and paisley print and the inside is covered with the olive polka dot, which is the reverse side of the same paper. The front is accented with a narrow strip of the stripe (say that fast 3 times!) and a wider piece of the polka dot. On the olive dot are several self-adhesive die cuts (flowers and rectangle), again from the Little Reminders Accents and Elements (these come in the CUTEST tin, which just begs to be decorated! (hint, hint!)
Wouldn't this be the sweetest gift for Mother's Day or a special friend's birthday or special occasion? It is also a great size to hold school pictures too! There are many great uses for these little books!

Come back soon! I'll have some more projects to share with you! Have a good day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Spring Flowers Post-It™ Holders

Hi! I've been so busy lately helping to prepare for a Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrators' Retreat last weekend! It went really well and was lots of fun! We made some great projects which I will be including in future posts.

Today I want to share with you some more Post It note holders. At the Retreat, one of the things I demonstrated was making these with the pulpboard coasters. They measure 3 1/2'" x 3 1/2" and were also my door prizes.

I used some smaller pieces of the Spring Flowers Designer Paper left from other projects and also Sahara Sand cardstock for the inside. The flower stamps used are from the Looks Like Spring, Big Blooms and Office Accoutrement sets.
The new Round Tab Punch is great! I stamped the cardstock with the "Daily Notes" stamp from Office Accoutrements in Chocolate Chip ink then punched this out with the Round Tab Punch and added one to each of my Post It Holders. You can make so many things with this punch and use it in so many ways it's just amazing! I really like products that are so versatile!

I'll be posting more projects soon! Thanks for coming by!
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