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Mojo Monday 142

I don't have a lot of time this week but I wanted to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch.  Here is my  quick entry:


 Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 2-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Black Striped 1-1/4" Grosgrain, Vanilla Jumbo Brad, Dimensionals

Be sure to check out my previous posts for more cards made with Sneak Peek items.

Happy Stampin'





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Artistic Etchings Meets Wall Decor & More

Not too many people know that I previously worked in the matchmaking industry.  It was years ago and only for a short time, but I learned a lot from those jobs.

So today I am putting my matchmaking skills to work on a fabulous card.  I just received the Wall Decor & More Cricut cartridge and thought it would go great with the new Artistic Etchings Stamp Set (available July 1st).  What do you think?


Highlighted items will be available on July 1st.

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Cricut Expression, Wall Decor & More cartridge, Stickles, Dimensionals, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Filigree Brads, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Movers & Shapers Die

The Eiffel Tower was cut at 4-1/2" using Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock.  I added Stickles to the Cherry Cobbler layer and to the crown as a final touch.  Here is a close-up:


If you haven't checked out my other cards made with the Artistic Etchings stamp set, be sure to scroll down for several more.  I've tried to show how versatile one stamp set and a few accessories can be and I hope that you've added many of these items to your Stampin' Up! wish list.

I'm going to be super busy this week and I'm not sure how often I will get to post.  So, I am going to do a little giveaway for everyone that places an order online through my Stampin' Up! website.......

As a thank you for ordering, you will receive one of the Artistic Etchings cards that I have featured within the last week.  I can't promise which one you'll get, but if I need to make more, I will.

Any order placed through Sunday, June 12th for any amount will receive a card!

There are many great sale items to choose from, as well as retiring stamp sets, decor elements, and accessories.  Be sure to check them out before they are gone on June 30th!

Happy Stampin'


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Cherry Amour

Cherry Amour

This was such a fun card to create.  I had seen some paper flowers made from other newsprint paper and knew I had to try it.  I sponged Cherry Cobbler ink onto the Die Cuts from the Flower Folds Die, putting more color around the edges.  I roughed up the petals a bit and made the center from the 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punches.

I also stamped off the filigree circle with Cherry Cobbler ink before stamping onto the Newsprint DSP panel on the right.  I am finding that stamping the Cherry Cobbler ink at full strength is too dark for the look I am going for....although it was perfect for the Christmas card in my previous post.

I also sponged Cherry Cobbler ink onto the raised portions of the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder to make it stand out.

Before I added the flower to the front of the card, I spritzed the flower with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz to add some shimmer.  Here is a close-up:


Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Flower Folds Die, Vintage Wallpaper DSP, Movers & Shapers Die, Sponges, 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, Dimensionals

If you would like to get your hands on some of these new products before July 1st, consider becoming a demonstrator with our special $99 Starter Kit.

The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $180—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Homemade single stamp*
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
  • Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*
  • Color Coach*
  • SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July!

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Cherry Cobbler....YUM!

How could anyone not fall in love with a color named after a dessert?  The new Cherry Cobbler is one of my absolute favorites!!!  I've paired it with the Artistic Etchings stamp set to create 2 very different cards for you today.

The first card, I "copied" from the new catalog....the orientation was changed and I modified the "Amour" tag, but it's pretty close to the catalog version. 

My 3-year old daughter loved this card so much, I caught her trying to take it to daycare with her today.  She recognized the Eiffel Tower....I'm amazed at what she has picked up from her favorite show, Little Einsteins.  I would not have know what the Eiffel Tower was when I was her age. 


Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Mat Pack, Modern Label Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Filigree Designer Brads

One of the great things about the new catalog is all the fabulous color combinations.  I'm sure I would have eventually paired Cherry Cobbler with a green, but check out how great it looks with Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I can't wait to use this combination on many of my holiday cards.

Artistic christmas 

Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake (sponged around edges)

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Accessories:  2-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Filigree Designer Brad, Modern Label punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, sponges

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards and I hope that I get a chance to stamp a little more this weekend.  Have a good one and happy stampin'!


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New Stuff!

I am starting to feel like I have too many toys and not enough time!  I received a Cricut Expression and Gypsy for Mother's Day, the sewing machine for my birthday....and both already have a thin layer of dust on them.  So when it came time to order new items from the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, I decided to use a little restraint and only order a few things at first. 

I had my order ship by Next-Day air so that I could also get my hands on that new catalog.  I can't tell you any specifics, but you are going to LOVE it!  My wish list keeps growing and growing.

Lucky for you, I can show you projects that I make with the new products I received.  This is your official first sneak peek at new catalog items....and I tried to cram as many as I could onto this one card!  LOL!


I used the Mojo Monday 141 sketch for the layout.  Mojo141Sketch 

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Newsprint Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

I absolutely love this new stamp set called Artistic Etchings.  It is a set of 6 stamps and also features a key and Eiffel Tower images.  Here are a couple of close-ups:

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You can check out the Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die in the picture above.  What is great about this die, is that you can stamp your image first, then because you can see where the die will cut, you can cut out the image accurately.  The finished piece measures 1-1/2" x 2".

You can also see the great textured background that I created with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the raised images to make them stand out more.

By the way, Crumb Cake is the new name for Kraft.  We now have a stamp pad in Crumb Cake, too!  I love the way it looks on the sponged edges.

And finally, check out the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  It gives a nice vintage look to any project and you only need to use a little bit.  I'm sure it will last me forever!

Hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek.  Happy Stampin'!


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