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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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INTRIGUED AND WANT TO SEE MORE?  RECEIVE A FREE SPRING CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE!  If you would like FREE copies of both sent to you, please click here.  Provide your mailing address in the message box.  U.S. delivery only.  If you plan to purchase products through another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copies.  No demonstrator requests for catalogs, please.

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.

MDS DOWNLOADS AND A FREE DOWNLOAD  View More My Digital Studio Releases.

FREE DOWNLOAD!  Let It Snow January Wallpaper (desktop calendar)


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

Finally…Audrey Dress Tutorial

I have had several requests for the Audrey Dress Tutorial and I finally finished putting it together.  Click here to download the tutorial.   Work and deadlines have gotten in the way of me finishing this last week but here it is.  If you have any questions please email me.  The only part that’s difficult about this tutorial is figuring out how you’re going to embellish the dress.  Have fun and thank you for your patience.   Please don’t forward the tutorial but rather direct people to my blog.

Bring on the Bling dress card

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Bring on the Bling!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun challenge – Bring on the Bling!  Hop on over and take the challenge.  I’d love to see your shiny creation.

This time of year always makes me think of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her iconic little black dress. With New Year’s Eve coming up I know we’ll all have some sort of get-together and the little black dress is perfect for your cocktail or dinner party.  Looking elegant is only a little black dress away.  Inspired and in celebration of Audrey I made this dress card with rhinestones, silver paper and ribbon.  I made a template, traced it in on Basic Black CS, cut it out with paper snips then ran it through my Big Shot with the Perfect Details swirl Texturz plate.  I hope you can see the texture in the photo.  I made the side ruffles out of vellum paper.  I used Very Vanilla satin ribbon for the waist sash and made a rose also from the Very Vanilla satin ribbon and embellished the rose with a clear rhinestone.  I’ll post a tutorial for the dress later this week.

I cut a Basic Black and silver paper layer.  There is another Basic Black layer I punched the edge with the Scallop border punch.  I also embellished with Very Vanilla and Black satin ribbon.  I stamped the frame and sentiment with Versamark then embossed with silver embossing powder.  The card is finished with three sizes of rhinestones.

Bring on the Bling dress card

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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.

Happy Birthday Dress Card

Audrey Dress template and tutorial: click here

Finished Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets: 2010 Sale-a-bration Vintage Labels

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Brushed Silver

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details swirl Texturz Plate, Scallop Edge Punch, Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Very Vanilla satin ribbon, Basic Black satin ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Heat embossing, Dry embossing

Audrey Hepburn lives on

One of my friends is having a milestone birthday and she is thinking she should be at a different point in her life.  I think she is smart, courageous, good friend, wonderful daughter and great mom.  Her birthday is on Saturday and I wanted to send her a card that would make her realize just how fabulous she is.  So I thought about when I want to feel and look good and I always reach for a little black dress whether it be a casual sundress or an elegant cocktail dress.  When I put it on it makes me feel elegant and beautiful just like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The little black dress is a classic.  It never ages it only gets better, just like Audrey.  Here’s to Audrey and my friend.  I hope she has a fabulous birthday.

You are Fabulous Birthday card

You are Fabulous Birthday card

Stamp Sets:  none

Paper: SU Whisper white, Basic black cardstock, digital printed paper

Ink: digitally printed

Accessories:  rhinestone, black organza ribbon, SU small oval and large oval paper punches

Techniques: paper folding

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