Thursday, August 23, 2007

Love Notes & Three For You Punch Box!

I took some pictures during the demonstrations at Convention earlier this month that I want to share with you today. These items all feature the Love Notes and Three For You Punch Box (except the last one) that comprise the current August Special from Stampin' Up! These notes were shown on the stage and on the overhead screens... I took pictures of the screens and they turned out very clear (except when I didn't hold the camera still) : )

These pictures are so up-close that you can see the elegant texture of the cardstock. It is enough texture to give depth and richness to the cardstock and yet receive the stamped image perfectly!

All images and products © Stampin' Up! 1990-2007.

This design utilizes both the "negative" and the "positive" punch outs, and the stamp "just for you" behind the punch outs. The dotted design is one of the stamps that comes in the punch box set.

Notice the use of the new large 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch and new Corner Rounder punch (row of scallops) in addition to the Three For You flower punch! Stamp set is Sweet Thing on pg. 79 of the Fall/Winter Collection.

This stamp is from the Punch Pals set on pg. 43 of the Fall/Winter Collection. I love how Stampin' Up! designs multiple sets to fit in our punches!

This Love Note doesn't have the Three For You Punch Box flowers on it but I thought it was so attractive I wanted to share it with you anyway! You'll recognize the flowers punched using the new scallop circle punch and also the five point flower from the Spring Bouquet punch. The Rose Red flower was first stamped with the large flower from the Looks Like Spring set before punching out with the scallop punch.
Have a great day and stamp a little love for someone!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In the Spotlight!!

This is one of the swaps I did for the "SURubberArtScans" (an online sharing group) Swap at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Denver the last of July-Aug.2. Because the fold is at the top, it's called a tent card. The card itself is square but it will be mailed in a standard quarter-sheet sized envelope. This leaves room for the focal image to extend beyond the top of the card for a different and unique look.

The new In the Spotlight Hostess set is used for this card and the really cool thing is that two of our wonderful new paper punches coordinate with this set: the Scallop Circle and the Five Petal Flower! How fun is that (not to mention easy!!) I also used the 3/4" circle punch for the smaller circles. A strip of the attractive new Designer Paper, Cutie Pie (very appropriate name!) pulls the whole color scheme together. (Actually I started with the paper for my color scheme). If you would like to earn this great set for free, book a workshop asap!

Stampin' Up!'s special for the month of August is the Three For You Punch Box! I received a number of lovely swaps made with this set at the Stampin' Up! Convention two weeks ago and want to share them with you!
The first one above uses the Zoofari set for the main image and then little white punched flowers (which were first stamped with the triple flower from the 9 pc. stamp set included in the Punch Box then punched out). These cute little flowers were then mounted with pink brads to the Designer Striped Paper on the left. Isn't this just adorable?!! Made by Bobbie Ganley of San Antonio TX.

Tempting Turquoise and Black flowers form a grid on this card which is layered on the Turquoise dotted paper from Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper. A dab of white from the Signo Gel Pen in the center and black gingham ribbon are the finishing touches!

Isn't this ladybug just the cleverest thing?!! It is made with the larger circle punches, a little twine for antennas and Pick a Petal wings! The "grass" is Celery Designer Paper and the row of Purely Pomegranate flowers was stamped then punched with the Three for You Punch! Pretty E-Z and Oh-So Impressive!! Made by Claudia Perry of Georgia. (The open punch box is partially seen in the background.)

Close to Cocoa and So Saffron Designer Paper for the background for this whimsical little bouquet of posies in Real Red, stamped then punched out with the Three For You Punch! The words at the lower right are also in the punch box stamp set; they were punched out with the Word Window Punch for a quick and easy greeting! Real Red grosgrain ribbon ties it all together! By Barbara Dondero of N.J.

The next card is a similar design but is a tent card. Rhonda Beadell used the new In Color© Purely Pomegranate cardstock teamed with Certainly Celery for this perky little card with the words "just for you" at the bottom. Sweet!
The Three For You Punch Box contains these items: the lever Three-Flower Punch, the coordinating 9 piece stamp set, three Classic Ink Spots (1"x 1" ink pads) in Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black, all contained in a nifty metal storage box with a "window" in the top! When you order it before Aug. 31, you also receive a FREE set ($12.95 value) of thirty Love Notes, 3x3" pre-folded cards in Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron-- all such beautifully yummy colors! With 30 envelopes! Use these for quick cards, gift enclosures or other papercrafting projects! Click here for more information: and call your Stampin' Up! demonstrator to order.
Thanks for dropping by! Hope you enjoy these swaps and they inspire you to stamp!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Garden Whimsey

This is a beautiful card I received in one of my swap groups at the SU Convention this past week in Denver:
The card was made by Nancy Kuhfuss of Rochester NY. She used Garden Whimsey, Polka Dot and Hugs and Wishes (greeting) sets. I love the combination of our new Basic Gray cardstock and inks with Pretty in Pink! So Cool, and so retro (think 1950's pink and charcoal!) Nancy used Pretty in Pink grosgrain and Black Gingham Ribbon and Silver embossing on the greeting to embellish her card. It is so eyecatching! (although my scanner seems to have washed out the color a little). Thanks, Nancy for a great swap!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Pastels Challenge - mine

I just arrived back from the fabulous Stampin' Up! Covention in Denver this afternoon!! It was so much fun and very informative plus each demonstrator received THREE NEW GREAT STAMP SETS!! I had the opportunity to meet new and renew acquaintances with many demonstrator friends from all over the USA and Canada too! I'm eager to share what I learned with my friends and customers--there were LOTS of great ideas shared!!

A few weeks ago I posted a card I had received from a Pastels Challenge on an online group. This is the card I made to send to my swap partner, made with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, White cardstocks and Rose Red Designer Paper. The white layer was stamped in Versamark with the large swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs then various colors of Stampin' Up! Pastel chalks were brushed on with a cotton ball. The Ticket Corner punch was used on the corners of the white to enhance the look.

The Baroque Motifs medallion was stamped on Pretty in Pink cs with Rose Red ink then cut out and layered on with Stamping Dimensionals. One of SU's new ICE Rhinestone Brads in the center of the medallion adds some fun bling! Completing the card is a tie of new 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon; I'm really enjoying having a new width of ribbon in addition to the 1/4" width that I like and have used so much!

We demos did a good bit of swapping card samples at convention, and this set, Baroque Motifs, was the most popular set used on the swaps I received! I do love it! It is fun to stamp with and come out with a beautiful result! If you come to any of my events, you'll have the opportunity to see these swaps! (and probably use this set too!) : )

Have a happy weekend and thanks for visiting!

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