Thursday, June 26, 2008

Give Thanks Card Kit

GIVE THANKS.....I just love this set! And [sniff...sniff] it is retiring! So sad. So, I am taking every chance I get to use it, and you should take advantage! "What have you been up to, Julie?" You might inquire.

Well, I have created a fabulous Card Kit with it! See details below and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!

Do you love having cardstock pre-cut for you? Then this is for you!

Check out the Card Kit Program to receive crisp, new ideas that are sure to inspire your creativity. This card kit’s items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15. This kit includes all of the consumable supplies you will need to create 12 cards. Shown above is just 1 example of a card you can make with your kit. Purchase the kit, and receive 3 additional full color samples for “alternative” cards you can make with the contents of your kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 card designs.

Already have the inkpads and stamp set needed to make the cards in this kit? Just buy the Card Kit! Don’t have some (or any) of these items? See the “Add-on Products” list to pick out and order what you need to complete the cards. Just want the Card Kit to make your own designs? Go for it!

ORDERS FOR YOUR CARD KIT MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN JULY 15TH. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer: Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
§ 12 Pieces of 6” x 6” Certainly Celery Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 3” x 2 ½” Blue Bayou Prints Designer Series Paper (please note, the paper selections will vary from kit to kit)
§ 12 Pieces of 3” x ½” Wild Wasabi Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 2 ½” x 2 ½” Soft Sky Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” Whisper White Cardstock
§ 36 – Silver Brads
§ 12 Envelopes
§ Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
§ Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Black StazOn Ink Pad ($7.50)
§ Give Thanks Stamp Set ($20.95) $16.76 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:
§ 1/16” Hole Punch: to set the brads with
§ Blender Pens: for painting in the images with the Craft ink.
§ Stampin’ Dimensionals: for raising images for a 3-D effect

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fresh Cuts Class Tote - One of A Kind Design

Happy Saturday, Stampers!

O.K., so I FINALLY figured out the box/bag/tote that we are making for the Fresh Cuts Class. You will WANT this adorable tote! Oh my is so stinkin' cute! I am not giving away the design or directions just yet, but... here is the first tote I made with a different design. How cute is this?!?! You'll have to come and learn how to make it. Easy and fast [once you get the hang of it].

I still have a few open spots for the Fresh Cuts class. Registration closes June 26th. Check out this link to see the details. Call or email today to hold your spot!

Project Supplies:
One Of A Kind Stamp Set
Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper
Basic Gray CS & Ink
Purely Pomegranate CS & Ink
1/16" Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch
Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon
Bone Folder

Wild About You Lion Card

What better way to send a sentiment than "Wild About You". I adore this set. It is great for kids, but also the kid at heart.
During ski season at the condo up north, my niece was visiting and itching to stamp. She couldn't wait for me to finish putting the kids to bed, so that I could create something with the colors, sets and ribbon she requested. She chose a similar card layout from one of my other samples and I came up with this card on the fly.
As they say...wicked cute! She loved it! She is a natural, by the way. I loved watching her modify what I made to make it her own. If I remember correctly she changed up the colors of the bird and the sentiment a bit. Then she personalized the inside with stamping and a note for her dad! How sweet!
  • Tear your 2-1/2" x 5" piece toward so you will end up with the torn paper facing up.
  • To get the "sandy" look, lay your Creamy Caramel CS on Grid Paper and take your Creamy Caramel Ink Pad. Apply it directly to the CS to get that speckled look. The more you do, the darker it will be. Then rub the ink pad along the edge to accent it. Voila! Sand!
  • Color your lion stamp with the Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip Markers. Fill in his nose, eyes, toes and tail AFTER you stamp him onto your CS.
  • Color your bird stamp with Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. Edge around his wing with Creamy Caramel. The journaling tip works great for this!
Project Supplies:
Wild About You Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie CS & Marker
Chocolate Chip CS, Ink & Marker
Whisper White CS
Creamy Caramel CS, Ink & Marker
Summer Sun Marker
Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon

Thursday, June 19, 2008

On the job front

Thank you for all your prayers! My husband got a job! Yippee! Phew!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stitched Exotics Birthday Card

My friends birthday is July 5th and always gets overlooked. So, this year the other moms in my Mom's Group and I are surprising her ahead of the game [hopefully she won't see this]. We are bringing her goodies, presents and cards to celebrate tomorrow! I hope she likes this :-)

Project supplies:
Stitched Exotics Stamp Set
Hugs & Wishes Stamp Set
Old Olive CS & Ink
Not Quite Navy CS & Ink
Whisper White CS & Ink
Basic Black CS
Black StazOn Ink
Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Pastels
Medium Clear Envelope
Sponge Daubers
First Picture -- The card as is.
Second Picture -- The card in the clear envelope. I stamp with the Black StazOn ink the greeting, which is also stamped inside the card.

Another Father's Day Card

Well, leave it to me to make Father's Day cards for my dads and forget to make one for my husband! DUH!

Here is the story....we had a fabulous weekend! Tupper wanted to go down to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to see Nelson put on a free concert in the Wolf's Den. This is the forth time we've seen them perform, but it was the first time in seventeen years for the band to play together! It was a blast! At any rate, my mother-in-law watched the kiddos [Thank you, Sherry!] and we made the drive back to her house after the concert. Soooo, on Father's Day morning I was up early with the kids and realized that I hadn't made a card! Ugh....I dug around in Sherry's Stampin' stuff and came up with this design. Not bad, I think! The kids helped with the wheeling, Erilynne used the Aquapainter to color the stars, and they both signed and personalized the inside of their cards for their Dada. It was fun AND we even got the two cards done before "Dada" woke up :-) I was pleased!

Project Supplies:
A Greeting For All Seasons Stamp Set - retired 2007
All Holidays Stamp Set
Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Wheel Handle
Only Orange CS
Whisper White CS
Real Red Ink
Basic Black Ink
Watercolor Crayons - Bold Brights
Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Small Star Punch [not SU!]
Paper Cutter

Sunday, June 15, 2008

SU!'s Retired Stamp List 2008

Hi Stampers,

Stampin' Up!'s retired list for 2008 is here!!

This is the PERFECT time to have a Stampin' Up! workshop of your own, Stampers! I have some open workshop dates in July and August, so book today to get your pick. Also, remember in July and August, hostesses receive 20% off their ENTIRE order at their workshop. Why not get some of these retiring sets for FREE?!?! Contact me today.

There is a list ordered Alphabetically, but also a list ordered Numerically. Download both by clicking the links below.

The stamp sets listed are only available through August 10, 2008. So, make your wish list using the retired list and order from me today before they are gone for good!

Retired Stamps List (Alphabetical)

Information also found on the Stampin' up! website.

The retired accessories list will be available July 21, 2008. Look for coming promotions on these retiring sets*, only available through me!

* Available while supplies last

Friday, June 13, 2008

4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Trifold Tree Card

I made this card for Father's Day. A little late to get to Maine in the mail tomorrow, but better late than never! I think my dad and stepdad [they each get their own...I know, lame that they get the same one. The message inside is personal and heartfelt for each, though.] I think they will appreciate the effort.

This layout looks fancy but is super easy. Here are the specifications for the layers.

Chocolate Chip - 10-3/4" x 4-1/4", scored at 4-1/4" and 8-3/4" on the long side
Large DSP - 4" x 4"
Small DSP - 2" x 4"
Layering varies depending on main image

  • Cut and score the Chocolate Chip [CC] cardstock for the card base. Fold using your Bone Folder.
  • Layer the large piece of Close To Cocoa Designer Series Paper [DSP] onto the bottom of the card and the small piece to the top.
  • Ink your tree image with Old Olive Ink and marker in the CC for the branches and trunk.
  • Use the Paper Piercing guide and mat from the Crafter's Tool Kit to pierce holes in the corners. Highlight with CC Marker.
  • Layer tree image. Adhere using Dimensionals [line them across the bottom only].
Project Supplies:
Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set
All Holidays Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip CS, Ink & Marker
Old Olive CS & Ink
Whisper White CS
Close To Cocoa DSP
Crafter's Tool Kit - Paper Piercing

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fresh Cuts Box and Cards Class

Dear Stampers,

I have a confession to make....I have fallen right in love with the sneak peek stamp set from the upcoming catalog [to be released in mid-August]! The Fresh Cuts stamp set is gorgeous AND it comes with coordinating Fresh Cuts Notes that are die-cut! AND, SU! is giving you a price break on the notes when you purchase the set in June!

With that said, I think it is a fantastic time to have a class! June is packed for so many already, so I won't hold the class until JULY. But, we can only order this set in JUNE, so my sign up and registration fee deadline is by Thursday, JUNE 26th . Here are the details:

Fresh Cuts Box and Cards Class
When: Saturday, July 19th, 1pm to 4pm
Where: 4R Deca Circle, Derry, NH
Register By: June 26th
Class Fee: $45
Included with class:
Fresh Cuts Stamp Set [Yours to keep!]
Fresh Cuts Notes and Envelopes
Build-A-Flower [Yours to keep! It includes the tin and the remainder of the die-cut adhesive flowers.]
All accessories to make eight 4x4 notes [two of each design], plus a beautiful coordinating box to keep them in
Full color instructions

This is going to be a fun, interactive class. Of course we will have goodies and music and a MYSTERY HOSTESS! So bring your tools and come on out!

***Sign up a friend [that I have not met] and you both will receive a special hand-stamped gift from me!***

P.S. I have attached a picture of the samples I created for the class. I hope you like them. So far everyone that has seen them has! Please note: I am still creating the box [not too thrilled with the one I came up with so far :-(], so keep in mind that the picture does not contain that.

Fresh Cuts Die-Cut Notes 4x4 card


I made this card using the Brand NEW Fresh Cuts Stamp Set and the matching Die-cut 4x4 cards. Through the month of June, SU! is running a promotion giving you the chance to purchase the stamp set for $21.95 and get the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes for $5! I couldn't pass it up!

Watch for a class I will be annoucing soon. Where you will be....well...details to come SOON!

FYI: The die-cut cards are on Whisper White CS. I colored this one Brilliant Blue by rubbing the ink pad directly onto the CS.

  • First, make your Build-A-Brad by sticking a 1/2" circle flower from the Build-A-Flowers[Wild Wasabi circle with White Flower] onto the brad base. Rub Crystal Effects [C.E.] onto the top and dip into Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Add a tad more C.E. and adhere the "bubble". Allow to dry while you create the rest of the card.
  • Rub the Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.
  • Stamp randomly in Versamark with the "flowered vine" stamp. Dust with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder over your Powder Pal and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Tear 1/2" off the side with the Tearing Edge and remove the die-cut petals.
  • Add a white Build-A-Flower accent to the middle and punch [careful not to rip the CS] with the 1/8" Circle Punch. Add Build-A-Brad creation.
  • Stamp the biggest stamp in the set onto 3-15/16" x 3-15/16" Wild Wasabi CS and adhere to the card.
  • Tie Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon to card.
  • You are DONE!

Brocade Brag Book

O.K. I am sorry, but I love these clear envelope brag books! So bear with me as I share yet another.

I made this one for a wedding. I am going to collect some pics of the bride and groom that I have and put them together for them.

Click below to view another brag book creation:
Wild About You Brag Book
Refuge and Strength Book

Project Supplies:
Baroque Motifs Stamp Set
Brocade Basics
Rose Red CS & Ink
Bravo Burgundy CS & Ink
Whisper White CS & Craft Ink
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Jumbo Eyelets
Paper Cutter
Bone Folder
SNAIL Adhesive

Fresh Cuts Promotion

Oh my word! You have GOT to get your hands on this new set and the die-cut cards are FANTASTIC!

This promotion is available only through June 30th, so contact me today to order your Fresh Cuts set and get the Die-cut Cards for only $5.00!
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