Thursday, June 20, 2013

3x3 Cards

Three by three inch cards are so cute.  They are fun, easy, and quick to make, and the perfect size to attach to a gift.  You could also put them in your kids or hubbies lunch boxes for a fun midday note from home.

I am in a swap for 3x3 cards at the Stampin' Up! convention.  I can't believe how fast convention is coming! Only 4 more weeks!!

Here's the card:

I made this card with the Mosaic Maddness stamp set, and the Quatefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.    I really like the printed acetate sheets that come in the DSP pack.  I've used them here on this card.  I used the Mosaic punch on my whisper white cardstock.  I then used glue dots to adhere the acetate sheet to the backside of the cardstock.  

Let me know what you think!
Have a great day!

Items used for this card:
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Strawberry Slush Cardstock
Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper
Island Indigo Ink
Strawberry Slush Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Mosaic Punch
Modern Label Punch
Word Window Punch
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Stamp Camp

It is almost time for the June Stamp Camp!  This month we will be making five cards.  I wanted cards that would showcase some of the new, and fun products available in the Idea Book & Catalog.  So we have an array of new colors, embellishments, stamp sets, and punches to use.  This month the stamp camp will be on June 29th at 3pm.  If you would like to come, you can RSVP here: 

Here are the cards we will be making:

This card features a few new things. The Label Love stamp set, Artisan Label Punch, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, and  of course the Simply Pressed clay.


 This lovely Hello card features a few things that thankfully carried over from the Spring Catalog.  I love the paper  doilies, and the Dress Up framelits.  (Again, we use the Simply Pressed clay -can you tell that it is my favorite new thing?!?!)  But my favorite part about this card is the base - I love that new Coastal Cabana In Color!

This card does not actually feature anything new, I just wanted to include it because of it's bright summery color scheme.  :)

This card celebrates the return of Blushing Bride, and also features the carried over Honeycomb Embossing folder, Secret Garden stamp set, and Secret Garden framelits.

I hope you are as excited as I am to come to June's Stamp Camp and play with some new product.  Again, to register you can go to my website and RSVP.  Scrappy Stamps & Ink  Stamp camps are $10, and you will need to bring your favorite adhesive with you.

Which card is your favorite?
Have a great day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thankful For You

Today's card was made for the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I am really happy with how this card turned out, and excited I was able to use my new Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.

Here is the sketch:

& Here is my card:

I love that I was able to play with so many items from the new catalog for this card.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Items I used for this card:
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Crisp Cantaloupe Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Banner Greetings Stamp Set
A Round Array Stamp Set
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder
Scallop Edge Border Punch
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Garden

Today's card features the ever popular Secret Garden stamp set.  This is definitely a go to set that I am not sure how I ever lived without!  This set is so easy to dress up, or dress down - and goes with any sort of greeting.  Today, we have a birthday card that uses the Color Challenge from Pals Paper Arts and the Lunchtime Sketch Challenge at Technostamper.


And here is the card I came up with:

What do you think?  I was surprised at how much I liked it when it was finished.  I really didn't care much for it while it was coming together.  I was sure I'd have to make something else to use for the challenges.

Thanks for checking in today!
Have a great day!

What I used:
Secret Garden Stamp Set
Petite Pairs Stamp Set ( On sale 25% off this month!!!!! )
Whisper White Cardstock
Primrose Petals Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
Primrose Petals Ink
Garden Green Ink
Primrose Petals 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Secret Garden Framelits
Ovals Framelits
Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Amazing Father

Today's card was made for the daily challenge over at 365 Cards.

I immediately knew which stamp set I wanted to use.  I love the look of the Amazing Family set, but haven't had a chance to use it much.  

Here is the card I came up with:

Let me know what you think!
Have a great day!

This card uses:
Daydream Medallions Stamp Set
Amazing Family Stamp Set
Night of Navy Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Always Artichoke Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Night of Navy Ink
Cajun Craze Ink
Always Artichoke Ink
Vintage Brads
Denim Ribbon
1" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank You Cards

I have been selling my retired stamp sets through a few different venues over the last week or so.  You can see the list of stamp sets I'm selling by clicking the link at the top of the page.  With these stamp set sales, I wanted to include a small thank you card, to show my appreciation.  I had four orders that had to go out today, and I of course did not think of this until the last minute - so I had to come up with something quick and easy.

I knew I wanted to do 3x3's, and use the new In Colors.  But in the end, I found it was quickest to stick with one color for now.  I can go back and make more in the other in colors later.

These are the cards I made.  :)  I chose to showcase the new Coastal Cabana color, and the new A Round Array stamp set.  For these cards, I also used the Daydream Medallions stamp set, the Curly Label Punch, the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Cardstock, Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock, and Coastal Cabana ink.

Let me know what you think!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mosaic Madness Make n Take

Hello everyone!
Today I am going to share with you the other make n take from my Catalog Kick Off Party.  For this card, we used tfour of the items from the Quatrefancy Suite, and one of the new Hostess Exclusive stamp sets.  I got my inspiration for this card from Stampin' Connection.  Stampin' Connection is a demo only message board site, where demos can chat about SU news, and share ideas with each other.  

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Mosaic Punch, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder that are all from the Quatrefancy Suite shown on page 120 of the Idea Book & Catalog.

This card also features the new Banner Greetings stamp set that is only available to Hostesses.

I love this punch!  I find myself reaching for it for many projects!  Of the four new punches offered, which is your favorite?

Have a great day!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Catalog Kick Off Party

Last saturday, on June 1st - I had a Catalog Kick Off Party here at my home.  I had seven women here, and we had a great time browsing through the new catalog.  Today, I am going to share with you a few of my favorite things about the new catalog.  If you would like to come along with me, you can browse through the catalog via Google Catalogs here: 2013/14 Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalog.  If you would like a catalog to hold, flip through, and adore in real life - send me a message, and I'll get one to you asap!   :)

First turn with me to pages 6 & 7.  This is our table of contents for stamps.  There is a seperate table of contents for the accessories, that can be found on pages 136 & 137.  I love how bright and cheery these pages are.  You may notice that there is no longer a holiday section in our catalog.  Stampin' Up! has decided to offer seasonal item, like holiday stamp sets in their seasonal catalogs only.  This leaves more of room in our yearly book for offering a larger variety of things that you will reach for year round.  There is a small list of Holiday Carryover items that are still available for purchase, even though they are not listed in the catalog.  
You can see those items here: Holiday Carryover List

You may have also noticed the lack of a section dedicated to greeting stamp sets.  Do not fear, Stampin' Up! has not done away with them!  What is a card without a greeting?  The greeting stamp sets have been integrated into the catalog, into the sections where you would use them most.  For instance, graduation and baby greeting stamp sets can now be found in the Family Fun section, where the image sets of the same themes.

This is one of the make n takes that were offered at the party.
This card uses the new Wildflower Meadow background stamp, and matching embossing folder.  You can find this stamp on page 83.  Another thing  I love about the new catalog is that some of the stamps, that have coordinating tools are now offered as a bundle.  You can see the "Bundle & Save" box located just below the photo.  There are 8 different bundle options throughout the catalog.  This card also uses the Label Love stamp set, and coordinating Artisan Label punch, these are available as a bundle too, and featured on pages 32 & 33.

My third, and final (for today) favorite thing about the new catalog is how Stampin' Up! has featured different color combinations throughout the book to help us put together colors that we like.  In previous books, there were samples - but we were left guessing the colors used, or finding and downloading the Stampin' Supplies list.  Now, they have made it much easier for us!  You can see on page 68 those samples all feature the same colors.  You can also know what those colors are, because they are labeled.  These samples feature Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, and Baked Brown Sugar.  While the yellow used is not named here, it is easily deciphered because the ribbon on the pillow box only comes in Summer Starfruit.

These were the party favors I gave to the guests who attended.  They went over very well!
The party favors feature my absolute favorite new product in the catalog.  Simply Pressed Clay!  This clay feels very similar to Crayola's Model Magic.  Our Simply Pressed Clay comes 2.4 oz to a package, for only $6.95.  Now, I know that 2.4 oz does not sound like a lot - but it is a lot more than you think!  So far I have made approximately 100 flower/button embellishments, and I STILL HAVE about a tennis ball sized amount of clay left over.  To make the flowers and/or buttons with the clay, we have a set of two clay molds.  The  Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay molds are sold for $7.95.  Each mold makes three different sized embellishments, one buttons, and one flowers.  Our Simply Pressed Clay comes only in white - but that is the best part!  You can color the clay any color you want!!!  You can color the clay with reinkers, markers, or even just by tapping it on your ink pad.   You can shop for the Simply Pressed itemes here: Simply Pressed Clay

I know this was a lot of information to absorb - this is always such an exciting time of year!  Please let me know if you have any questions about anything in the new book - I'll be happy to help!  I've shown you my favorite features and products in the new catalog - what are some of yours?

Have a great day!!