Showing posts with label Designer Cuts cards envelope set. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Designer Cuts cards envelope set. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Countdown

  • Full court press to complete Valentine's projects
  • Love Bots Download
  • My Digital Studio Express Software use Free for 30 days!

My sweet husband surprised me with two cards this weekend.  One for our Anniversary and another for Valentine's Day.   My husband doesn't buy cards for the intended celebration.  He buys cards that appeal to him and the receiver.  One card was really a Dr. Suess birthday card.  He just draws through the sentiment and writes his own.  The surpise was that the Valentine's Day card was an actual Valentine's day card...and a cute one at that!  Good job, Dear Husband!   

I'm down to the wire, now, on finishing cards for Valentine's Day.When your hobby is card making, its expected that you'll send wonderful hand-made cards for the holidays.  This card is a real time-saver, yet it sparkles and looks like cards taking much longer to make.

I used the Designer Cuts Cards & Envelopes from the Occasions Mini (125414).  I cut it apart, cut it down to 4 X 5-1/4, added a piece of Real Red Glitter Paper behind the laser heart cutout, and mounted the card on a Basic Black base card.  Before mounting I ran the card front through the Big Shot using the hearts from the Adorning Accents Textured Imrpessions Embossing Folder set and tied a Real Red Satin Ribbon across the bottom. Then I used the left over piece from the Designer Cuts, also cut to 4 X 5-1/4 and used it  inside my card.  Perfect for making very fast cards.  The laser cut set of cards and envelopes make ideal wedding, bridal show or Valentine cards and come with two different laser cuts.

Stamps: P.S. I Love You (Sentiment)
Paper:   Basic Black, Designer Cuts Cards & Envelopes Set (125414), Real Red Glitter Paper (121790 - a carryover product from the Holiday Mini that is still available)
InksReal Red
Accessories:  Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), Big Shot, Small Oval Punch (120908), 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Dimensionals

New Downloads for My Digital Studio are released every Tuesday. The January 17 Download included a template and images for one of the cute boxes offered by Stampin' Up! from one of the past catalogs. . . the valentine Love Bot treat boxes set (129343). I downloaded it as soon as I saw it, but didn't get a chance to play with it until just now.

I love that the box includes the template image so you can create all of your embellishments in what ever color or Designer Series Paper you want to use from My Digital Studio, or you can use the many elements that come with the kit.

Here's a couple of these cute boxes. The one on the left I created from the template alone, adding a background paper in a color that would match my cards and My Digital Studio design software (MDS) stamps and punch elements to create my To: - From: box. Once assembled, I added a pleated ribbon, embossed hearts and Silver Glitter paper.

The treat box on the right (above and below) uses the elements from the Love Bots kit (129343). I added a ribbon band that slides on and off to hold down the box flap. The template and kit embelishments make this an extremely versatile purchase since it can be used for fun, cute children's Valentine Treats (or Birthday treats) or you can use just the template and create matching treat boxes that are more sophisticated and match the papers and colors in your cards.

Here's a great idea if you're pressed for time and still need to help your children make treat boxes for their class mates for Valentine's Day or other occasions.  Take advantage of the free 30-day of the My Digital Studio Express Software.  (See details below on how to download and begin using today!).  Then order and download the Love Bots Kit (129343) for just $4.95.  You'll be able to use the box template, 11-piece stamp brush set, and 20 embellishments today.  What a great project for you and your Children to work on together!

Free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio Express

Here are the details for the free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio Express. Digital designing is one of the hottest crafting trends right now!. You'll enjoy mixing traditional stamping with digital designing and you can download the software and start using it immediately.

Item 129600-  My Digital Studio Express Trial

The free trial includes the My Digital Studio Express software.  This means you'll have full design functionality, access to the Stampin' Up! print services, and the opportunity to purchase My Digital Studio downloads.

At the end of the 30-day trial period, you can purchase either the My Digital Studio or My Digital Studio Express to continue using the software.  You will not need to re-download the program, but will simply enter the product key you received after purchasing the software ( If you purchase the disc version you'll find the key along with the shipped software, and if you purchase the downloadable My Digital Studio Express, you'll receive the product key via email.)

You'll be able to keep any downloads you purchase during the 30-day trial period for enhancing your My Digital Studio Experss software.

To get the free trial version, add My Digital Studio Express (item 129600) to your online shopping cart, and then download and install it.  This website is designed for demonstrators and customers alike. It's the place to go for all things My Digital Studio! On this site you will find training videos, sample projects from other My Digital Studio users, a discussion forum, and the full Stampin' Up! digital catalog along with many other useful My Digital Studio tools.  

My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express video: This video will help you learn the difference between the My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express programs. 
Complete list of My Digital Studio Express downloads: This resource lists all the downloads included in the My Digital Studio Express software. It's a helpful resource to have available when your customers ask what downloads are included in the 30-day trial.
My Digital Studio print pricing and specifications: This resource is a great reference not only for print pricing, but also to see the plethora of print products available through My Digital Studio.  You'll be excited by all the printing possibilities!

Order more downloads or other Stampin' Up! merchandise during Sale-A-Bration and Earn free items for every $50 you spendBest time of the year to restock your supplies or order those sets you've wanted for Spring projects is during Sale-A-bration  Get free merchandise while you're buying what you need! For every $50 you spend from Jan 24 - Mar 31, 2012, you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Download a free copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure now to see what you can earn.

If you haven't yet purchased from the new Occasions mini catalog, you'll earn extra rewards when you select your free products with every $50 you spend from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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