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Archive for August, 2013

Today is my 15 Year SU Anniversary!

Posted: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 @ 7:12 am in Projects | No Comments »

I can hardly believe that 15 years have passed since my kids were little and I needed a creative outlet.  Now they are all grown up and I still need a creative outlet!  I have enjoyed being a part of the Stampin’ Up! family as they have grown too (now celebrating 25 years).  I have made […]

Butterfly Special

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 @ 6:57 am in Projects | No Comments »

*** Check back tomorrow for my Anniversary Special*** I love my Butterfly punch and Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set – And now until September they are bundled together at 15% off.  Hmmm. Good gift idea. Here’s an easy card I made yesterday.  Just add a package of Gingham Garden Washi Tape (#129313, $4.95) to your order. […]

Hello, Lovely

Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 @ 9:57 am in Projects | No Comments »

This is a CASE of a  Stampin’ Up! #Convention2013 card using the Hello  Lovely Stamp Set.  I inked up the Alphabet press embossing folder  and just placed the cardstock in and rubbed.  No need to run through the Big Shot to get this effect.  If you ink up both sides of the folder, you have […]

Stampin’ Up! Chevron Border Punch

Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 @ 9:05 am in Projects | No Comments »

**Last week for the Pick a Kit Special. **Last week for the Paper Pumpkin 1/2 price special. Today, I’d like to show you  some fun ways to use the new Chevron Border Punch (Holiday Catalog p. 23). Here’s an easy card that also features Washi Tape and a rhinestone. This card used the punch out […]

Gorgeous Grunge by Stampin’ Up!

Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm in Projects | No Comments »

**Last week for PICK A KIT special. **Last week for PAPER PUMPKIN 1/2 price special. See We made this card at the last class: CASEd from a #Convention2013 project, we used the Gorgeous Grunge and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets.  And decorated a Coaster Board Butterfly die cut.  Guess what stamp set almost everyone […]

Classic Rock – Stampin’ Up! Style

Posted: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 @ 5:39 pm in Projects | No Comments »

This card was made by my friend.  I CASEd it for my husband’s birthday card, since he really does have a collection of classic rock vinyl!  It is made with one of our new photopolymer stamp sets.  They are not in the catalog – you can only see them in the online store.  Come on out […]

Polaroid Cards and Stamp Class

Posted: Monday, August 19th, 2013 @ 4:32 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Class is tomorrow (8/20) and we will be making one of these cards.  They are CASEd from #Convention2013 presentations.  They say the Polaroid look is hot right now.  I used the Tag it stamp set,  square framelits and the new chevron punch.  Oh, and my favorite accessory – Washi tape.

Stampin’ Up! New Embossing Folders

Posted: Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Some more fun with new embossing folders – Stylish Stripes and Pretty Print – both in the Holiday Catalog.  The Stylish Stripes folder is on a diagonal, but here I used a small piece behind the butterfly so it is vertical.  I have seen it done twice to make a plaid.  And check out my […]

Stampin’ Up! Gift Bow Die and Artisan Label Punch

Posted: Thursday, August 15th, 2013 @ 8:25 am in Projects | No Comments »

I was playing around with the Gift Bow BigZ die – what fun!   The sentiment from “A Dozen Thoughts” was appropriate.  The sentiment is mounted using the Artisan Label punch – I’ll show you how to get this smaller cut. Punch  part (or all) of the punch.  Attach a scrap strip so you can slide it in […]

Stampin’ Up! Events – Erie, PA

Posted: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 @ 12:35 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Here are projects from some upcoming events in the Erie, PA area.  Details on my website calendar Aug 17 Demonstrator Meeting – have questions about becoming a demonstrator?  Come and join us Saturday.  We will be playing with the new Thinlit Card Dies to make this fun card: Aug 20 – Stamp Class – […]