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Archive for February, 2015

Demonstrator Fun

Posted: Friday, February 27th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm in Projects | No Comments »

One of the best parts about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is gathering together for fun sharing and stamping gatherings together.  Here are the make and takes, and swaps from the last Erie Area Demo meeting at my house.  I’d love to have you join my team and join the fun.  There are extra goodies […]

Balloon Bash

Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 @ 2:23 pm in Projects | 1 Comment »

The Balloon Bash stamp set starred on on this card from our February class and another one for the Friday Mashup challenge. Today’s Tips: -Stamp some balloons on scrap cardstock – I did 5.  Fold in half, stamped image to the inside.  Stack together leaving one gap to adhere to the card for a cute […]

What’s Up Punch

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 @ 12:20 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The What’s Up Punch is a Weekly Deal for just a couple more days at my website Shop. It coordinates with the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set – You Brighten My Day.  How do you like the cute little houses stamped on the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (also a weekly deal)?    The Daffodil […]

February Paper Pumpkin

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 @ 8:49 am in Projects | No Comments »

I love it when my red box appears in the mailbox.  No prep for me!  Just a decision – enjoy it now or save it for a family visit. When I saw the Layers of Gratitude accordian card, I knew I must turn it into a mini album. The front is basically per the directions.  […]

Simply Wonderful Sale-A-Bration

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 @ 2:11 pm in Projects | No Comments »

There’s nothing better than a good sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing.  Here I used the FREE Simply Wonderful stamp set.  It has greetings for both the outside and inside of your cards.  The Pansy Punch and the In Color Designer Paper Stack are both on SALE this week at my website shop. […]

Easy Lotus Card Tutorial

Posted: Monday, February 16th, 2015 @ 1:23 pm in Projects | No Comments »

I was having trouble CASE-ing Jan Tink’s beautiful Lotus in water card.  So I came up with a simplified version that does not require any hand drawing.  The Lotus Blossom stamp set is FREE at my website shop for Sale-a-Bration. Instructions: 1. Stamp step 1 flower in Wisteria Wonder 2. Stamp step 2 flower in […]

Will it ever be Spring?

Posted: Friday, February 13th, 2015 @ 1:33 pm in Projects | 3 Comments »

It was below zero when I got up this morning.  Just in case we do have Spring this year, here is a fun project that uses 3 of the Weekly Deals (through Feb 16).   And that is just enough to earn you a FREE package of the Best Year Ever paper used on this card.  […]

Fringed Heart Tutorial

Posted: Thursday, February 12th, 2015 @ 9:13 am in Projects | No Comments »

I made these Fringed Heart cards based on a presentation by Diana Gibbs at #Leadership2014.  They were so quick and easy!  Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s Tips: -I didn’t remember her measurements, so I cut my strips from one sheet of Stacked with Love DSP as such:  1 at 2-1/2″, then 2 strips at 1-1/2″ leaving […]

Hearts and Valentines

Posted: Monday, February 9th, 2015 @ 7:50 am in Projects | No Comments »

Today is the last day that the Sweetheart punch is on sale and here is my last Valentine project using the punch with the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set. Today’s Tips: – Clear emboss the squiggles on Whisper White Cardstock, then sponge with Soft Sky ink.  I added a bit of Pool Party to the […]

Easy Mini Valentine Cards tutorial

Posted: Sunday, February 8th, 2015 @ 3:00 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The Stacked with Love paper stack is the Stampin’ Up! top seller right now.    You can do so much with these 48 sheets –  just $6.95 or get it at 15% off bundled with the You Plus Me stamp set at my website shop. The sweetheart punch used in these projects is ON SALE […]