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Zinnia Flower Punch Art

VID01242 Hi Everyone! Here's a Zinnia Punch Art flower. I had it shown in my Watering Can post a few days ago.  I used punched images from the Blossom Petal Builder Punch 121808. You can make so many different things with the leaves and blossom shapes that are in this punch. Other items used:

Calypso Coral card stock
Pear Pizzaz
Daffodil Delight

Cajun Craze
Old Olive

Adhesive: Tombo Multi-purpose glue

1" Circle Punch
Sponge Daubers
Paper Piercer

Punch and ink petals and leaves. Use piercer to roll and shape petals and leaves. Punch 1" circle out of calypso coral. Apply glue on the circle and place petals around circle. Build up the flower as full as you want starting with the larger petals then finish with the smaller.  You can keep curling the petals until you get the fullest or look you want. Let the flower set while Tombo dries.


Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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New In Colors - A hello and goodbye Pop-Up card

DSCN1971Hi Everyone! Day 3 of the Blog Hop already :) This card features 3 of the new 2012-2014 In Colors of Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse as well as the Designer Paper Patio Party. DSCN1968
It's a hello and goodbye card for me. Hello! to the new In Colors but a big goodbye to the old Butterfly Punch and the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set - both retiring at the end of the month. They will remain in my personal stampin' collection. And they were my first Stamp and Punch love fest!

It's a pop-up card! At convention last year, Shelli (Shelli Gardner, co-founder of SU) showed this super-easy way to make a pop-up card. Before that, I always did a lot of special cutting on the inside paper liner to make a pop up!  The trick is to make a little 4 sided strip and adhere one side to the top inside card and adhere an adjacent side to the bottom inside. Mine are all 1/4" wide strips. One can vary the width and length to get all sorts of different combinations. DSCN1965

3 strips of Whisper White all 1/4" wide.
 *(2) cut at 4 1/2".  Score at 1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 4 - these are the taller ones on the side
 *(1) cut at 5". Score at 1/2", 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 4 1/2" middle.

Let me know if you want me to make a quick video tutorial on how to make pop-up cards!


The new In Colors are:

2012.14_in_colorsItems used in card -

Flight of the Butterfly
Make a Cake (mini butterflies image)
Tiny Tags

Whisper White card stock
Patio Party
Midnight Muse card stock
Raspberry Ripple card stock
Summer Starfruit card stock

Stampin' Write 2012-2014 In Color Markers
Baja Breeze

Butterfly Punch (current style)
Boho Blossom Punch
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Big Shot
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder

Accessories: - Basic Pearl Jewels

I used the broad side end  of the markers to color the stamp images in the new in colors. I will show in tomorrow's posting how to make the flower in yesterday's Watering Can sample.

This video is a family great nephew Taylen. His dad, my nephew, tagged this the No Nap
Escape. Taylen is such a joyful little boy and this video makes my heart sing and my face smile.


Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

 And here's the Blog Hoppers! Enjoy the last day of the hop :)

Next up on the HOP --> Bridgett Owens

Reminder that we can order from the new catalog starting after noon MT on June 1st. Check out my Open House Online Special  (see page on right) that will run the first few days of the month :)

As a fellow demonstrator once said:
' Want a little? Place an order!
  Want a lot? Host a party!
  Want it all? Join SU for the everyday discount!!'

(So that's me...the last one!! I love using Stampin' UP!'s products and being part of an incrediable stamping and crafting community. The sharing of ideas and inspirations is truly amazing.)


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Watering Can using the Petite Purse Die


 DSCN1960Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying the HOP! I used the new Petite Purse Die (125606) to make this cute little watering can. DSCN1961
This die was part of the Summer Smooches and will be available again June 1st!





Below is a Video Tutorial on how to make the Watering Can. The Hop listing is below too, so make sure to check out everyone's projects :) Happy Crafting!~ Dee

Next up on the HOP --> Bridgett Owens
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Papaya Collage Step Card -Blog Hop Day 1

DSCN1916Hi Everyone! We have another Blog Hop going on today through May 30th :) Join us each day as we show some Sneak Peaks from the upcoming 2012-13 Catalog that's just around the corner on June 1st. Bloghopspring

Above is the NEW stamp set Papaya Collage ( w126610, c126612).  It's a romatic stamp set and I love this frame image. I stamped  the image then took my 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865) to punch out the inside of the frame and layered it over top a stamped background. You can find how to make a STEP card here, and my flower rosettes here. (I used the 1*3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854) for the flowers above.) Other Items Used:

Very Vanilla
Pink Pirouette
Wisteria Wonder
Pear Pizzaz (Retiring at the end of the month)

Pretty in Pink
Old Olive (stamped off, then stamped without reinking - known as the stamping off technique)
Wisteria Wonder

Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Big Shot
Beautiful Wings Embossit
Bird Punch (leaf)
Sponge Daubers

Basic Pearl Jewels

Please visit the next site in the Hop and Happy Crafting!~ Dee

Tamara Gadberry
Jennifer Kay       

Previous Jan Mougel   

Dee Slater                 You Are Here :)
Next up! Bridgett Owens   

Deirdra Williamson
Judy Johnson      
Anji Pearson Clements

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June 2nd Open House - In Person and Online

Open house-001Hi Everyone! You're invited to my Stampin' Open House on Saturday, June 2nd! Join me in viewing the new 2012-2013 Stampin' UP! Catalog with some Make-n-Takes, door prizes, Mystery Hostess Drawing and more! Online Open House Special too.

Please visit the Open House page for all the details. Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Home is Wherever Card

DSCN1906[1]Hi Everyone! Here's  the second card we made at our Creative Cafe' get-together & another upcoming stamp set, framelit and designer paper sneak peek on the SU goodies available June 1st!

Most are part of the Comfort Cafe' Product Suite. Forever with You (w 126725, c 126727) stamp, Comfort Cafe' Designer Paper 126894 and Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003. This the same DP paper that my Masculine May (see my post 2 days ago) is part of.

DSCN1904[1]AND there is Designer Fabric in this suite! Comfort Cafe' DF (126894) was used to make this craft fair/gift Fun Flower Die (121812) pin flower.










My new word with using my Stampin' UP! items is EFFORTLESS. How easy is this gift giving combo?! Top Note Die ( 113463) is the topper and the 4 x 6 Cellophane Bags (102757)make the gift look finished.

There are 4 Designer Fabrics that are part of a product suite. Those that are not part of a suite still coordinate effortlessly (warned you now! wink) with SU ink, card stock and some stamps :)

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Betsy's Blossom's Card

Hi Everyone! Betsy's Blossoms (w 126004, c 126006) is a new stamp set available June 1st. It has six (6) images in the set.  All but one is somewhere on this card :DSCN1901[1]) Stampin' UP! has many stamp sets that coordinate with paper and embellishments. Floral District Designer Paper 126919 (June 1st) has images that match this set.

The new stamp and framelits combo of Itty Bitty Banners (w126255, c 126257) and Bitty Banners Framelits 129267 (both June 1st) is another stamp and embellish coordination.

Stampin' UP! helps us look good!!! Others don't have to know how easy it can be to create ;)

This was one of two cards we made at our Creative Cafe' team meeting. Please join us at our next team meeting. email me if you are interested!

Thanks for taking a look at this Sneak Peek card and Happy Crafting!~ Dee


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Creative Cafe' - Team May Swap Cards

Hi Everyone! I think our team swaps are so much fun and each month I can't wait to see what designs the Creative Cafe' members dream up. Here are their Masculine May Swap cards.

Here's Linda's card! Some of my all-time favorite elements on this card! Everyday Enchantment DP (from Sale-a-bration), folder embossing and the Bird Builder Punch. AND I really like the use of the mini brads for corner accents and the bird's eye. So clever!









Also, Linda's grandson Zack made me a Thank You card...thanks Zack!!! It's very special to me :)











Lisa does some Amazing coloring techniques in this card. Beautiful! She is an embossing queen!








I love how Davette blocked two different patterns from Twitterpated DP using the Top Note die. Brilliant and you could make a 2nd card with the opposites! She's a master at coloring images too! DSCN1899[1]

Our June swap theme is Patriotic! If this looks like fun, please join my "team". We are mainly a group of crafters with a passion for stampin'! Whether you are near or far, you can be as connected as you like :)

Happy Crafting! Dee




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