Monday, April 28, 2014

Bright and Sunny Banner

We made this banner at our April Club meeting.It's cheerful and fun, and it's non-holiday--so it can be left up for spring and summer!

The center piece is cut with the largest framelit in Apothecary Accents from Champagne Glimmer paper, with a 3-layer flower cut from the Spiral Flower die in Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, and Daffodil Delight.

The yellow pennants are cut with the largest framelit from the Pennant set out of Quatrefancy Specialty DSP. The scallop circle is also from that DSP, cut with the Perfect Pennant die. The flower is made with tissue paper cut with the Blossom Punch, with a Champagne Glimmer Paper center and a Large Pearl.

The triangle pieces are cut with the Perfect Pennants die out of Quatrefancy DSP. The sentiments are from the set Perfect Pennants (confusing, no?), stamped in Strawberry Slush on Daffodil Delight cs cut with the Pennant Framelits.

The blue pieces are cut with the largest Pennant Framelit from Epic Day DSP. The Happy Watercolor Washi makes the gold stripes, and the bows are made with the Envelope Punch board out of Strawberry Slush DSP (2013-15 In Color Stack).

All of these Designer Series Papers are retiring, so get them while you can! The Perfect Pennants Bigz die is also retiring (not the framelits).

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Farewell, ruffled ribbon!

I'm so sad the ruffled ribbon is retiring! I love using it--it's so pretty as a layer! Get yours before it's gone!

Stamps: Perfectly Penned (retiring!)
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty DSP (retiring!)
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Strawberry Slush ruffled ribbon (retiring!), Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons and Blossoms molds, rhinestones

Monday, April 21, 2014

Free Shipping and RETIRING LISTS

Today is the sad day when retiring stamps and accessories are released. Some items are already sold out--please order your favorites quickly! Click here to go shop the retiring lists.

To soften the blow a bit, Stampin' Up! is having a great special!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Watercolor gold

Another April Club project, this card features the Happy Watercolor set, along with a few gold accents. It's perfect for Easter or for any occasion!

Stamps: Happy Watercolor
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Ink: Black, Versamark, Marina Mist, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold embossing powder, Pennant Framelits

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! and Project Life

We are so so so excited to let you know we've partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal--authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

We will be able to order a selection of products starting May 1.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A tisket, a tasket, a chocolate egg basket

We made these at Club in March--early enough to get them made for gifts! The chocolate eggs are from Costco, and the bases are made from three Spiral Flower diecuts. We twisted the flowers together, then cut out enough of the center for the egg to fit. A little bit of hot glue secures everything for a super cute spring gift!

Spiral Flower Originals Die     129379
Price: $17.95

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Life on the fringe

We will be making this card at Stamp Club tonight! I love the ombre look, and the Fringe Scissors just make it so fun and touchable! You know I'm a sucker for textural elements.

Stamps: Sweet Essentials
Paper: Smoky Slate, Venetian Romance DSP, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Fringe Scissors, Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Island Indigo baker's twine

Friday, April 4, 2014


When I first looked through the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, I thought several of them looked just like Easter eggs! We made this quick card at our March Club meeting. It was easy and fun, and makes a great project for this month!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reflections on Watercolor Wednesday

You're probably wondering if I'll EVER run out of these watercolor background cards. Possibly not. Ha!

The card in the foreground was masked before stamping the background. I like the effect! This is my favorite stamp in the Wetlands set--I love the reflection, and I didn't have to do any extra work!

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