Showing posts with label Stampin' Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up. Show all posts

Monday, May 09, 2011

Gaga over Blossom Petals Punch

I couldn't resist doing another version of the Mother's Day card I made my mom and posted yesterday -- only this time I changed the sentiment so that I can use the card for other occasions as well. 

My real incentive happened when I stumble across the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge site this week and thought this card would look great in the PPA Color Challenge colors using Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. 

I'm still gaga over the Blossom Petals Punch.  I'm thrilled it is a carry over items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog.

Here's my new version of the card I posted yesterday.

Stamps:  Build a Blossom, Just Believe (Sentiment)
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Sunnny Garden Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Blossom Petals Punch, Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads (Occasions Mini), Eyelet Border Punch, Modern Label Exgtra Large Punch, Bone Folder.

To order any of the supplies above or either of these punches that are still available from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog, visit my on-line Store.


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Naturally Mother

It getting warmer outside and everything is fresh and new!  Colorful flowers are popping out of the ground, and in Texas, the humidity is still low -- it is simply the best time of the year!

I had so much fun making this card.  I used the same colors as the flowers my DH planted for me in the front flower bed. Who knew that even the garden store followed fashion colors!   And I was surprised at how fast and easy it was to make this card.  I am so pleased the punch for this stamp set is one of the carry-over items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog!  There are a number of items you can purchase from the Holiday and Occasions Mini catalog and the Occasions catalog.  You won't find these items posted in the Summer Mini, but you can add stamp and punch numbers below to your order.

I made this for my mom in Minnesota for Mother's Day.  I love that with the Build A Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals Punch I can create this easy-to-make flower so quickly. 

After stamping the petals in Melon Mambo on Pink Pirouette, I punched them out with the matching Blossoms Petals Punch.  Then I curled the petals slightly with my bone folder.  A few leaves in Always Artichoke were added to the underside and I also used one of the Fabric Designer Brads in the center, although the stamp set comes with a wonderful center (actually, 2 circle centers; a 1/2" and a 1" center stamp) to give you more variety.  This is a very versatile stamp and punch set and one you'll want to add to your collection as soon as possible!  While the stamp set and punch aren't in the catalog, you can still add them to your order buy using the numbers below. 

Stamps:  Build A Blossom - 121994 (Clear); 121923 (wood), Home is where your mother is (retired)
Paper:  Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini), Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Fabric Designer Brads (121880- Occasions Mini), Blossom Petals Punch - 121808, Bone Folder, Eyelet Boarder Punch

On another note, I'm so excited to share with you the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.  Download your free copy today!  Good May 1 - August 31, 2011

Also, this is National Scrapbooking Month.  Look at these great promotions for May and save today.  If you're a mom, this is a great time to drop a hint that Stampin' Up! is what you really want.  Or spend that gift card someone thoughtfully tucked inside your card.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Springtime Smiles

It is hardly Spring in Houston, with our weekend weather close to 90 degrees.  It feels much more like the middle of Summer.  Friends and family in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, however, all reported snow last week.  SNOW!...While we're running around in shorts, tee-shirts and barefoot, planting our spring flowers. 

With just one more week remaining to purchase from the Occasions Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! I'm showcasing the Easter Blossoms stamp set again.  I've paired it with this month's Spring-is-Blossoming special.

Here's the creations I came up with.  As I often do, I like to make a couple versions of the cards I make to try different color combinations, background papers and sometimes different sentiments.

For  a closer look at each card:

Both cards used background papers from Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  The card above uses two prints from Paisley Petals.  For this kind of card, I think my favorite is the smaller patterns on the designer papers.

I've always been partial to monochromatic cards, so the second version sent me looking for a patterned paper to match my Marina Mist card stock and image stamped in Marina Mist.  The card below uses an additional paper from the Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack.  I'm always surprised by how often when I can't find a coordinating paper among my Designer Papers, I reach for these wonderful Paper Stacks.  Each stack has so much to choose from.   

Here's what I used:
  • Stamps:  Easter Blossoms, Four Frames
  • Ink:  Marina Mist
  • Paper:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack - Subtles
  • Accessories:  Stampin' dimensionals, Sponges,  3" Circle Sizzix Original Die, 3-1/2 Circle Original Die, Decorative Label Punch, Satin Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Circle Scissors Plus
Don't miss your favorites from the Occasions Mini catalog.  While a few of the items may be picked up in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, you will not be able to order them until July...or not at all.  So look through your Occasions Mini Catalog and place your online catalog order today...this week... before April 30, 2011.  Hurry, some items are already out of stock and no longer available to order, such as the Vinilla Rosettes.

You can also take advantage of the April special.  With a $20 minimum purchase, you qualify to order two brand new products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book a Catalog.  I've used both of these new products-- the Four Frames Stamp Set and the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper --on the cards above.  This special Spring-is-Blossoming offer is good this month (April 2011) only.  After April 30, these two products won't be available again until July 1.

Read more about current Stampin' Up! specials, here.