Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hello Lovely Flower CCMC292

Today we have a lovely color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary using Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit and Basic Black. 

The banner was cut from the Sweet Sorbet DSP print using the largest Banner Framelit ; a strip of Summer Starfruit ribbon was added off-center.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding cardstock layered with Whisper White edged on the right side with the Pistachio ruffled ribbon before adding the top layer of Basic Black.

I used the Spiral Flower Die for the large flower; after assembling, I layered it onto a flower punched with the Fancy Flower Punch from the same paper (I curled the edges a little with a bone folder before adding the Spiral Flower).  The leaves were punched from black and tucked under the flower. 

Stamps:  Hello Lovely
Ink:  Basic Black and Summer Starfruit Markers
Paper:  Summer Sorbet and SoHo Subway DSP; Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Basic Black cardstocks
Tools:  Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Banner Framelit, Decorative Label Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Bird Builder Punch (leaves). 
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon, Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, Mono Multi Adhesive.

Here again is the color challenge this week: 

Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary blog to see the wonderful cards from the other Challenge Team members!  They are SO talented and you will be inspired!

We hope you will be inspired to make a card with these colors yourself and add it to the Linky tool on the CCMC website!  Will YOU take the challenge?  : )

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  You are always welcome here! 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Another Great Year!

A quick post today featuring a quick card to make!  I finally purchased the Another Great Year stamp set and I am so glad I did!  This stamp makes a fun and quick card and can use paper and accessories that would make it suitable for just about everyone!

This is a bright combination of Coastal Cabana (Fresh Prints Paper Stack) and Tangerine Tango!  The silver stars are punched from Silver Glimmer Paper.

I stamped the image onto the polka dot print then again onto a scrap piece of Tangerine Tango, then cut out the two banners with my sharp little Paper Snips!  Elevated slightly with Dimensionals, the greeting really does "pop"!

The stars sure make it sparkle!  I added a strip of the polka dot print inside to continue the festive look of the card!  I really think this could be appropriate for so many ages and it was easy to make!  You could really get a lot of birthday cards made in a short period of time with this fun stamp!

Stamps:  Another Great Year
Ink:  Black Stazon; Tempting Turquoise Marker to color in letters on banner.
Paper:  Fresh Prints Paper Stack (Coastal Cabana polka dot); Tangerine Tango, Basic Black cardstocks
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Dimensionals,  Merry Minis Punch Pack star punch (Carryover list, set of three, #126882, $16.95)

Here are the stamps contained in this fun and useful set:
 Some great possibilities here!

Hope you enjoyed!  Stay warm and stamp some too!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals!

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! for February 25 - March 3, 2014.

We hope you enjoy!

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies Item # 129380
Regular Price: 24.95 US/30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 18.71 US/23.21 CAN
Coordinates with the Backyard Basics stamp set.

Gold Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: 9.95 US/12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 7.46 US/9.71 CAN

Basics Glimmer Brads Item # 121003
Regular Price: 4.95 US/6.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 3.71 US/4.88 CAN

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die Item # 125592
Regular Price: 21.95 US/26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 16.46 US/20.21 CAN

Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126844
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126846
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Season By Season Kit - Digital Download Item # 130060
Regular Price: 9.95 US/10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 5.97 US/6.57 CAN

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FREE GIFT for every $50 in merchandise you order!

When placing your online order under $150. please use this Hostess Code:  V7VCRP6E.

If your order is over $150., don't enter the Hostess Code.   Just be sure to add your free Sale-a-Bration items plus the free hostess items you've earned for yourself to your order!  You just had your own "party!"

Local customer orders for the Weekly Deals need to be to me by Thursday night, Feb. 27.

The deadline for online orders for these Weekly Deals through my Stampin' Up! ordering website HERE must be placed by midnight CDT, March 3, 20144.

I sincerely thank you for your business and support!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Fresh Prints and Banners!

Have you tried the new Banner Framelits from the Spring/Occasions Catalog?  They weren't on my first order because I thought "I can cut my own banners".  However, after using these, I'm totally sold!  They quickly produce perfect and consistent banners of layered sizes with no more trimming to try to get my ends even and all that angst!  I've been using these framelits a lot and I'm SO GLAD I bought them!  

Today's card is a combination of Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake, taking my cue from the Fresh Prints Paper Pack in the Occasions Catalog.  I used three of the six Banner Framelits to cut the papers; there is one larger and two smaller banners in the collection.  The small "hello" banner is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set and is cut by hand.

I wrapped Chevron Ribbon layered with 1/4" Stitched Red Ribbon around the banners, added a bit of Victorian lace tied with the Silver Baker's Twine (Occasions Catalog).  The Basic Pearls were colored with Sharpie marker.

Stamps:  Perfect Pennants (hello)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP Stack*, Neutrals Designer Paper Stack.  Real Red and Crumb Cake cardstock
Accessories:  Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon*, 1/4" Red Stitched Ribbon, Victorian Lace, Silver Baker's Twine*, Basic Pearls
Tools:  Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Magnetic Platform for Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

*Occasions (Spring) Catalog by Stampin' Up!
Banner Framelits   #132173
Fresh Prints DSP Stack    #132996

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon   #132982
 Don't forget that it's Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin' Up!

Thanks for visiting!  Seems we're having even more winter weather this week!  Stay safe and warm!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Petite Petals Anniversary

I started this card several weeks ago then got sick and wasn't able to complete it.  Yesterday I pulled it out and finished it.. yay!  Check one more thing off my catch-up to do list!

 I had begun this card using a color challenge combination of Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Smokey Slate but as I worked on it, I decided to add some Perfect Plum in for a little more contrast.  The small flowers are the fabulous Petite Petals set and Punch from the Spring/Occasions Catalog; I am using this pair so much... love it!  First I sponged ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then stamped the flowers with the same color ink and this method gave me lots of contrast in color tones.

The large flower is punched from a lovely Daffodil Delight print from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper pack using the Fancy Flower and Pansy Punches; the top flower is another stamp from the Petite Petals set.  I centered this flower with a Basic Pearl and added crystal Dazzling Details to the center of each petite flower.

Stamps:  Petite Petals, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Smokey Slate
Paper:  Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight cardstocks; Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Smokey Slate), Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Accessories:  1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), Dazzling Details, Basic Pearl
Tools:  Punches:  Petite Petals, Pansy, Fancy Flower. Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Sponge, Bone Folder
Remember to check out Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals and also the special savings on the Clearance Rack.  Plus there are new Photopolymer Stamps and the new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!  You can find all these and more in my Stampin' Up! Store here! 

Hope you enjoy the card and a lovely Saturday before the next blast of cold hits!  Stay warm and safe!

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