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One more week...

The Spring is Blossoming promotion ends on April 30th.  If you've fallen in love with the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper and Four Frames stamp set, be sure to order it today.  I've still got a few more cards to share with you that feature these items.  Scroll down to see today's card.


Spring is Blossoming Promotion:  April 1 - 30, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Spring is Blossoming Promotion offers customers the opportunity to purchase two sneak peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

1)  Online Order

  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Both items can be purchased once the $20 minimum is met; there is a limit of five per product once the $20 minimum is met. Ordering another $20 of Stampin' Up! products resets the limit and allows you to purchase another five Designer Series Papers and/or stamp sets.

2)  Host a Workshop

  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!  Email me for details if you would like to place a combined order with friends or place a  single order thru me to earn these products free!
  • There is a limit of one Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper per workshop.

*Net sales before tax and shipping

Paisleypetalsdsp Four frames stamp set
My card for today features an unusual color combination:  Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, and River Rock.  I would never have put these colors together myself, however, I really like the way it turned out.



STAMP SET:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes

INK:  Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist

PAPER:  River Rock, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Paisley Petals DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Designer Label Punch, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Brad



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Masculine Birthday Card

If you are like most stampers that I know, you struggle with making cards for the men in your life.....especially when you have a collection of pretty papers and embellishments. 

I think the most important aspect of a masculine card is the color scheme.  I chose River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy and Old Olive for this card.  No, I'm not a creative color genius....I just picked out the manly colors from this paper in the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.


STAMP SET:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes

INK:  Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip

PAPER:  Whisper White, River Rock, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Paisley Petals DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinket, Designer Label Punch

I'll have a few more cards this week that feature the Four Frames stamp set and Paisley Petals DSP.  Don't forget to order yours today!  You can shop anytime on my Stampin' Up website.  Look for the Spring is Blossoming promotion.


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Stamping 411 Sketch--Happy Mother's Day

There is a great sketch this week on the Stamping 411 blog and I decided to play along.  Sketches always seem to help me get the mojo flowing.

I had to turn the sketch sideways to get it to work.  This card features the Paisley Petals DSP and Four Frames stamp set.  I am loving this paper!! 

MothersdaycardCheck out the small rosette--I used a Peach Parfait marker to color the flower so that it would coordinate with the Tangerine Tango that is in the paper.  I used a lighter color marker because it tends to turn out a shade or two darker on the rosette.

Speaking of the colors that coordinate with the Paisley Petals DSP....there are quite a few!

  • River Rock
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Baja Breeze
  • Marina Mist
  • Not Quite Navy
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Tangerine Tango

STAMP SET:  Four Frames

INK:  Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist

PAPER:  Whisper White, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Paisley Petals DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die, Vanilla Rosette, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval punch


I still have more cards to share this week---all made with this beautiful paper and stamp set.


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Spring is Blossoming--April Club Projects

April Club Projects 
Today was our monthly Stamp Club meeting and these are the projects that my club members got to make.  We used the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper and Four Frames stamp set which will be sold in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (July 1, 2011), but you can purchase this month.  Here are the details of this special:

Spring is blossomingYou can purchase both of these exciting products with a $20 purchase.  Visit my Stampin' Up! website to place your order. 

I'll be sharing more samples made with these products this week.  If you can't wait to see them, I have reopened my ETSY store and you can get a sneak peek of them here.  I'll be adding more merchandise to the shop soon, so check back often.


Edited to add:  Project Recipes

8" x 8" Scrapbook Page
  Marina Mist cardstock, Tangerine Tango Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Build a Blossom stamp set,, Blossoms Petal Punch, Tangerine Tango Designer Big Button, Tangerine Tango classic ink pad, Not Quite Navy classic ink pad, 1/2" circle punch

Thank You Card:  River Rock cardstock, Not Quite Navy cardstock, Baja Breeze cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Designer Label Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon

Flower Bookmark:  Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, Crumb Cake Designer Big Button

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I'm Still Stampin....

Although I haven't had a ton of time lately to devote to stamping, I have been able to crank out a few cards.  Here is one that features many of the Sew Suite products from the Occasions Mini Catalog:

Sewsuite copy 

For the main image, I used the Sweet Stitches rub-ons, then colored the image with Stampin' Write markers.  The ribbon is Early Espresso Satin Ribbon "tied" with a Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brad.  All of the background papers are included in the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper pack.

If you have any of these items on your wish list, you'll want to order right away.  The Occasions Mini catalog sales period ends April 30th!

Remember, you can shop in your pj's on my Stampin' Up website.

Happy Stampin'


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