Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Card: Flourish Flakes For Christmas

Hello!

Today I am excited to show you how I created Snow Flakes with the Flourish Thinlits Dies!
Aren't they pretty?!

I'm so excited, I think they came out great!





I paired them with my new Peaceful Pines stamp set and coordinating Perfect Pines Framelits!  These carried over from last year's Holiday Catalog!  Yay!  I just love them!  You can now find them in our new Annual Catalog*!

My card is all Whisper White with just a slight pop of color!  I stamped my Pine with our new Emerald Envy ink.  My Peace & Joy greeting came from the (retired) Good Greetings Hostess Set.  You know, I've had that set forever and had never put the stamps on it's wood blocks!


My Peace & Joy greeting fits in perfectly with this weeks challenge over at Merry Mondays!

If you have a second pop on over and check out the cards there!  It's never too early to start your Holiday cards!



*If you don't have one of our fabulous new Annual Catalogs, you can order one here and I will refund you your $5!  These are more than just catalogs, they are just Full of inspiring project ideas and tips!
Join my Hostess Club (details below) and I will send a free copy to the address you provide when you place your first order!

I hope you have enjoyed my flourish snowflakes :)
What will *you* stamp today?

Happy Stamping!
Mary 













supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Peaceful Pines, Good Greetings (retired) 
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Emerald Envy, Smoky Slate
Tools/etc: Flourish Thinlits Dies, Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Duet Banner Punch, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Personal Trimmer, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Rhinestones Jewels


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Card: Acorny Catalog CASE


Hello!

Today I am sharing my version of a card from the Annual Catalog!

I went nuts over the Acorny Thank You stamp set when it debuted in the Holiday Catalog last winter (pun intended - sorry, couldn't resist - hahaha).



I was so excited to see it come back in the annual catalog!
Along with it's coordinating Acorn Builder Punch, it makes the cutest acorns!

On page 36 of the catalog, they created 2 cards using non-traditional acorn colors!  So cool to see pastel acorns!  The crumb cake card made it into our Demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success!  So I grabbed my supplies and CASEd it!  Hey, sometimes, you just gotta drop everything and make a card :) I didn't have all of the supplies they used, so I improvised!

If you don't have one of our fabulous new Annual Catalogs, you can order one here and I will refund you your $5!  These are more than just catalogs, they are just Full of inspiring project ideas and tips!

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I hope you enjoy my version of the card.
What will *you* stamp today?

Happy Stamping!
Mary 












supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Acorny Thank You, Timeless Textures 
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Raffia (past Paper Pumpkin kit)
Ink: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake
Tools/etc: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Acorn Builder Punch, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Personal Trimmer, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Fast Fuse, Dimensionals


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Item Available From Stampin' Up!

Introducing a prettier way to stamp!

Today, Stampin' Up! is introducing the new Paper Pumpkin Grid Paper!

Just as fabulous as our regular Grid Paper, only prettier :)


Our Grid paper is a "must" for any paper crafter!
It protects your work surface, provides you with a built-in ruler (including a zero center line!), and is a go-to for scrap/sponging/stamping-off/or practicing a layout.


I've provided links to purchase both of our Grid Paper pads below. 

Happy Stamping!
Mary

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=143578&dbwsdemoid=2109383
Paper Pumpkin Grid Paper (#143578)

$11.00 USD/$14.75 CAD / 75 SHEETS

Protect your work space with full-color Paper Pumpkin Grid Paper! Each stack includes 75 single-sided 11" x 17" sheets with helpful gridlines and rulers (inches only).


http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=130148&dbwsdemoid=2109383

Grid Paper   (# 130148)

Price: $11.00 USD

Protects your workspace. Can aslo be used as scrap paper and as a ruler.

* Padded stack of 100 sheets
* 11" x 17" (28 x 43 cm)




Click below to order yours:
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Card: Congrats Grad!

Hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I am sharing a Graduation card we made at my last card class.

This card actually follows the sketch from yesterday's card.  It's just stepped-up. 

I cut my numbers with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (pg 193 of Annual Catalog).  The Congrats Banner is a combination of the banner stamp (Number of Years stamp set - pg 136) and Tin of Cards (pg 86). 

I am so excited that the designs from the Designer Series Paper Stacks carried over from last year!  I love them!  Here, I used a sheet in Basic Black from the Neutrals Stack (pg 174).



After cutting my numbers for my first card, I realized that I had a great panel for creating a second card!

I love when you can utilize your scraps :)




If you don't have one of our fabulous new Annual Catalogs, you can order one here and I will refund you your $5!  These are more than just catalogs, they are just Full of inspiring project ideas and tips!

Join my Hostess Club (details below) and I will send a free copy to the address you provide when you place your first order!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and that I've inspired you today.

Happy Stamping!
Mary

supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Tin of Cards
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Memento Black
Tools/etc: Large Numbers Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Personal Trimmer, Tombow Glue, Fast Fuse



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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Card: Super Simple Sunday Swirly Bird Roses


Hello!

I'm bringing back my Super Simple Sunday series for the summer!

Stamping doesn't have to be on hold just because summer is a busy time :)



With my Super Simple Sunday projects, you can produce ( and mass produce ) gorgeous cards in minutes!

For today's card, I didn't have to reach an further than the Swirly Birds stamp set that was already on my table from yesterday's card!  I added a sentiment from Pop of Paradise - which was also sitting on my table :)


You will find the Swirly Bird bundle on page 152 of the new Annual Catalog*.

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This card can be reproduced in any color combination you wish!  Just grab 2 colors that play well together, your favorite green, and start stamping!

I chose the new in-colors Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Emerald Envy.

Just to add a little something to my card, I applied some Wink of Stella to my flowers and glued on a couple of Gold Sequins to highlight my greeting.



It doesn't get much easier than that!
I use this layout quite a bit.  It's one of my most versatile card sketches. 

I hope you are inspired to fit some stamping into one of your busy days!

Happy Stamping!
Mary











supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Swirly Birds*, Pop of Paradise
Card Stock: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Basic Black
Embellishments: Wink of Stella (clear), Gold Sequin trim 
Tools/etc:  Paper Trimmer, Clear  Blocks, Fast Fuse

*Bundle and Save 10% when you purchase the Swirly Birds Stamp Set with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies using the bundle link above.


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Card: Swirly Birds Father's Day Sail

Hello!

This card is my CASE of a card from Pinterest by Kathleen Wingerson.  I made it for my Step Son for Father's Day.

I have fallen in love with the Swirly Bird Bundle!  
You can do so much with it!

This card looks fantastic with it's nautical combination of the new Dapper Denim paired with Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  I also added a bit of Tempting Turquoise.

All of the stamping and die cutting is from Swirly Birds Bundle - with the exception of the flying sea birds, they are from the (retired) stamp set Up, Up and Away.  Kathleen had used the cloud stamp from Sprinkles of Life but I don't have it so I had use something else to fill in the white space :)

You will find the Swirly Bird bundle on page 152 of the new Annual Catalog.
Order your own Swirly Bird Bundle ( at 10% Off the price if ordered separately ) Here!
Need a Catalog?  You can add one to your cart here and I will refund you your $5! 



Or, join my Hostess Club (details below) and I will send you a free copy to the address you provide when you place your first order!

Happy Stamping!
Mary












supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Swirly Birds*, Up, Up & Away (retired)
Card Stock: Dapper Denim, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Embellishments: Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine
Tools/etc: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies*, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Stamp and Pierce Mat, Personal Trimmer, Paper  Snips, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse, Dimensionals

*Bundle and Save 10% when you purchase the Swirly Birds Stamp Set with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies using the bundle link above.

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