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All Dressed up For You

Guess what?  Today is a really big day!  It’s the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.  Click on the link located on the right side of my blog to view.  The catalog widget will appear at midnight CST.

I have also included a card featuring the All Dressed up Bundle.  See page 32 of the Spring Catalog.  This bundle is a must-have.  I used many items from the new catalog.  Do you see those luscious huge rhinestones?  They’re new!  A new 8mm rhinestone is now available (page 8).  Another new item is the paper doily (page 5).  The dress and stand is die cut using the Dress Up Framelits.  So cute!!   In case you’re wondering about the layout, it’s based on the sketch for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Stampin' Up! all dressed up bundle

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STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG ENDS! The launch of the Spring Catalog also means that January 2nd is the last day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Select products available for purchase after January 2nd and are listed in the Spring Catalog on p. 36.

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I hope you’re inspired by all the wonderful products in the spring catalog.  If you have any questions about any of the products in the new catalog, please contact me.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

All Dressed up For You Card

Size:  5.00″ H x 5.oo″ W

Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, 8mm basic rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White satin ribbon, Paper doily, Bitty Banners framelits, Essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer

A Mojo Monday Round Birthday Card

Sneak Peek Alert!  I created this card using the Mojo Monday sketch 221 and I got to use my new Sale-a-bration Everyday Enchantment DSP!  I’m so excited!  This paper is beautiful.  A pack of this gorgeous DSP is one of the items you’ll be able to get FREE with every $50 you purchase, starting on January 24, 2012.  I also used the  Lucky Limeade ruffle ribbon.  So pretty!

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Scallop Round Birthday Card

Approx. Size:  4.25”  h x 4.25” w

Stamp sets: Curly Cute

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Poppy Parade; DSP: Everyday Enchantment

Ink: Poppy Parade

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Eyelet Border punch, Bojo Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, 3/16″ metallic brads, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Bird Punch

Paris on a Scooter

Doesn’t the scooter in On the Grow stamp set remind you of touring Paris?  I love this stamp set!  This set is available in the new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini and for some inspiration I used the sketch from Mojo Monday.  I wanted to create a card that was bright and full of flowers so I used the digital Beyond the Garden DSP.  I printed four patterns on an 8.5″ x11″ paper and then used them on my card to create a hybrid project.  I stamped the scooter image on the yellow flowers dsp and gave my scooter a custom paint job then colored the rest of it with watercolor pencils and blender pen.  Creating this card was a lot of fun.  See my blog tomorrow to see the scrap page I created with this set.

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Paris on a scooter card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.50″ H

Stamps: On the Grow, Chic Boutique

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor paper, Beyond the Garden digital DSP

Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, banner from Petal Cone Die, Basic Rhinestones, Silver HodgePodge Hardware, Hemp twine

Technique: Stamping, watercoloring

Mojo Monday #142 Contest

I ‘ve been meaning to play at Mojo Monday and I finally submitted.  It’s the first Monday of the month, so that means it’s CONTEST time!  The sketch for this week is so fun!  There are so many great entries.  Hop on over take a look and take the challenge.  Contest closes at 8PM MT on Sunday, June 13.

Mojo Monday week 42 sketchSince I had to make a thank you card I took the opportunity to play.  I have the All a Flutter stamp and smooch sprays I wanted to try out.

The card base is Basic Black and the the scalloped layer is More  Mustard CS, the Chocolate Chip layer is smooched with Log Cabin smooch.

I first smooched a piece of Whisper White CS with Silver and Log Cabin smooch. Whenever I smooch I use the handy Color Catcher to prevent spraying on my table and I use my heat tool to dry the spray on my project.   I then stamped the butterfly image with Black StazOn and heat embossed with clear embossing powder then colored the image with markers, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, then cut it out with paper snips.

I took a square piece of Whisper White and stamped with VersaMark the vines from Wings of Friendship on opposite corners then heat embossed with clear embossing powder then I sponged with More Mustard ink.  I did the direct pad to paper method for an intense color.

The small flowers are also from the Wings of Friendship set.  I smooched another piece of card just with the Silver smooch then stamped three flowers with Black StazOn then cut them out with paper snips.

I smooched two square pieces of Basic Black CS with Silver and Log Cabin smooch then ran them through my Big Shot using the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlits die.  The swirls were used to decorate the square and the small circles were used for the center of the small silver flowers.

The flowers with the sentiment were created with the Circle Scallop punch.  I punched a More Mustard and Basic Black circle scallop then cut to the center every two scallops then curled the petals to add dimension.  I smooched both flowers with Silver smooch.

I stamped the ‘Thank You’ sentiment from the Pedaling Past stamp set with Gold Encore ink then cut it out with paper snips and adhered to the scallop flowers with a dimensional.

I then used glue dots and dimensionals to adhere the images to the square.   The ribbon is a non-SU ribbon purchased from Michael’s.

All a Flutter thank you card
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Project Info:

Thank You card

Finished size:  5.5″ Wx 4.25″ H

Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, Wings of Friendship, Pedaling Past

Paper: CS:  Whisper White, Basic Black, More Mustard

Ink:m  More Mustard Classic ink pad, Gold Encore ink pad, markers – Summer Sun, Really Rust and Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Big Shot, Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit dieScallop Circle punch, Scallop Border punch, non SU ribbon

Techniques: stamping, embossing, die cutting

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