Showing posts with label Order Stampin' Up on-line. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Order Stampin' Up on-line. Show all posts

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Planning for the Holidays

Two days of cool-ish weather (that's in the low 50s here in Texas) got me thinking about the busy holiday's ahead.

With Stampin' Up!'s Promotion on Simply Sent card kits this month, I wanted to show you how these cute base cards could be dressed up and used as the base for some very lovely Chrismas Cards.

Both of the cards today are from the Simply Sent Everyday Elegance set (122377), my favorite of the three Simply Sent card kits available on pp. 192 and 193 of the big catalog, the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  These sets are great for new stampers or for a stamper who doesn't have a lot of time.  Much of the work is done for you.  However, if you want to dress up these base cards, today's ideas will show you a couple of ideas for taking a good card and making it a WOW card.

Here's what these cards look like with a few embellishments from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Don't you love the sparkle?

The first card includes stockings punched  from the Red Glimmer Paper (page 181 of the big catalog) using the Stocking Builder Punch (from the Holiday Mini catalog).  I'm so happy that the Red Glimmer Paper is in the big catalog.  That means it will also be available for Valentine's cards in a few months.

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  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122650-w; 122652-c) (sentiment stamp-masked to show only Merry Christmas)  
  • Paper:  Simply Sent card Kit (122377), Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 
  • Accessories:  Stocking Builder Punch (124095), Snow Burst Textured Impression Embossing Folder(124096
  • ), Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824),  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439) 

The second card is so pretty in person.  The snowflakes are from the Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die.  They are cut from Silver Glimmer paper.  I found I needed a light shim when running this thick glimmer paper through the big shot with this die, and it worked best if I ran it through the Big Shot 2 or 3 times without moving paper in the die.  The Whisper White background behind the snowflakes is the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  The snowflakes are mounted on double dimensionals behind the glimmer brads.

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  • Stamps:  Chrismas Greetings (115448-w)
  • Paper:  Simply Sent card kit (122377), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) - from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Whisper White, Baha Breeze
  • Ink:  Baha Breeze 
  • Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise Glimmer Brads (121006) - Brights, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Steip Die (120901), Snow Burst Textured Impression Embossing Folder(124096), 1/8" Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon (122964), Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Join Stampin' Up! Oct 1-31 and get a free Big Shot (or up to $100 in Free Products.

Find out full details here.  You can sign up on line immediately and start enjoying your 20% discount immediately this month for all your holiday projects.  (AND an extra 10% discount on your first order!)  Remember, when joining Stampin' Up! you can customize your starter kit with stamps of equal or lessor value, and select the paper and inck colors you want.  The new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--includes over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies.  In addition, new demonstrators may substitute a Textured Impression Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see catalog pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Decor Element (p.233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.

Note:  Approximately one hour after completing your online demonstrator sign up, new demonstrators will be given access to a Promotional Product Bonus link on the Stampin' Up! order page (called OEX) via email.  Here you will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products.  Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!

Sign up today so you can introduce others to Stampin' Up! so they can take advantage of this offer before it ends Oct 31.  Hear more from Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO, in this video:

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Order online, here:  Also check out the Clearance Rack.  Up to 60% off on ribbons, punches, and other embellishments you may have this wonderful Spiral punch (108341). Originally $10.95, now US$4.99

Here's a card that uses this wonderful of the punches that is a staple in my stash, even if it is retired.  Get it while it lasts!


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Berry Blossom Nugget Purse

One package of 12 X 12 Berry Blossoms Designer Series  Paper package is all I've used for the many projects I've shown over the past few weeks.  Each time I reach for this pack of Designer Series Paper, I get a little tickle of joy.  Here's my latest project using Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper... the venerable nugget purse.  We all know that this cute purse design has been around forever.  However, when I saw Mary Fish's nugget purse samples  I knew I would finally create my own samples using Berry Blossoms DSP. Here's what my nugget purses look like with one of the cards I created in an earlier post.

To see more projects with Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper:
 - Fun Flowers and Berry Blossoms
 - More Berry Blossoms cards projects
 - Berry Blossom flowers

I used 5" of Ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon for the purse handles, attached with Red Sticky Strip tape.  Most nugget purses are made using the 1/4" grosgrain for the handles.  I changed the dimensions slightly to accommodate the 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon. 

Cutting Dimensions:  My measurements accommodate the 3/8" wide ribbon.  If you use 1/4 ribbon, you may wish to change your dimensions.
  • Cardstock:  1-1/2 X 4-3/4"
  • Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper(DSP):   1-1/4 X 4-3/4" Adhere DSP to cardstock.
  • Score along the long side at 1-3/16", 2-3/16", 3-1/2, and 3-7/8"
  •    Tip:  Since The new Simply Scored Scoring Tool only scores at 1/8" increments, more your paper 1/16" in from the edge before scoring the first two scores and use the 1-1/4 and 2-1/4" score channels, then move your paper back to the edge of the scoring tool surface and created your 3-1/2 and 3-7/8 scores
  • Create sharp creases with your Bone Folder along the score lines.
  • Adhere Red Sticky Strip to the 3/8" wide area
  • Add the Ruffled Ribbon before closing the nuggey purse.
  • Hold the nugget purse closed using a small brad stuck through two small flowers.  I used one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and one from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

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Stamps: - none
Paper:  Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper, Coordinating In Colors card Stock (124329)
Ink - none
Accessories:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus (122334 - Avail Sept 1), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631) and Mat Pack (105826), Old Olive Brads (119740), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Paper Cutter (104152)

These cute treats would make wonderful favors or quick nibbles when you don't have time to bake or cook.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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