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Yippee Petal Parade Sale-a-bration Card

DSCN4009Hi Everyone! This will be one of my local card class card we'll be making in a few weeks. It uses the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set Petal Parade (w 133599. c 133602). I used the technique TAPE MASKING to scotch tape off the Skippee in the Yippee-Skippee sentiment. As my friends will tell you, I crack me up! Meaning I laugh at my own jokes and stuff! And there is something that tickles my funny bone with this Yippee-Yippee-Yippee-Skippee! Who wouldn't smile?!

To Tape Mask -

1.With office tape, tape the part of the image you do not want to show (or ink)

2. Ink sentiment

3. Remove tape - throw away

4. Stamp

Result is an image minus the taped off section

TIP! The key is to remember to REMOVE TAPE before stamping. LOL gets me everytime.


Stamps: Yippee-Skippee, Petal Parade (Sale-a-bration item. FREE with $50 purchase)

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Crisp Cantalope, StazOn Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantalope

Tools: 2-1/2" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Dauber

Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accesoory Pack (Sale-a-bration item. FREE with $50 purchase) - string used, Dazzling Details Glitter

Adhesive: Tombo Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals foam dots


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Sale-a-Bration Starts Today!

SAB2014Hi Everyone! Sale-a-bration starts today and runs through March 31st! It's a great way to get FREE goodies. With every $50 you spend you get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

Click on the image below to see it online OR Download a copy of the brochure here Download Sale a Bration 2014

SAB2014 detailsNote - Stampin' UP! has shown some suggested bundles that get one to $50 and a possible SAB selection. YOU CAN ORDER ANYTHING you want to reach your $50 and choose ANY of the Sale-a-Bration items.

AND here's this week's Weekly Deals!

  1.28WD1 1.25WD2 1.28WD3

Enjoy shopping Sale-a-bration and


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Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card Bases!

DSCN4001Hi Everyone! Here's another use for the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324 - to make an interesting closure for a card base :) Video tutorial at the end of the post!

DSCN4002Materials in the Valentine's card:
Stamp Set - Geometrical
Heart garland...sewn by me :) made from Small Heart Punch, Red Glimmer Paper and Brights Collection Designer Paper Pack (this year and lasts')
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Costal Cabana Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Tools: Full Heart Punch
Accessories - Whisper White Organza Ribbon colored with Coastal Cabana (use Sponge Dauber to add any ink color to ribbon!)


For Vivid Vases card:

Stamps: Vivid Vases, Petite Petals (bundle with Petite Petals Punch), Flower Shop (bundle with Pansy Punch)
Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, Island Indigo Cardstock, Gumball Green Cardstock
Ink: StazOn Black, Island Indigo, Dafodill Delight, Gumball Green, Smokey Slate
Tools: Petite Petals Punch, Pansy Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (retired), Brights Collection Candy Dots
DSCN4004And here' the video tutorial on how to make the base!


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Envelope Punch Board File Folder Card with Buttery Garland

DSCN3991Hi Everyone! Here's a file folder card made using the Envelope Punch Board. AND , drumroll please, I sewed! I've dusted off my hand-me-down sewing machine and started sewing paper. I'm still getting the spacing down on my paper garlands but it's easy and fun! Below  is my Elegant Butterfly Punch garland using the Gold Foil Sheets and Champagne Glimmer Paper.


And a look at the inside of the file folder card:



Stamps: Peaceful Petals

Ink: So Saffron, Calypso Coral, VersaMark

Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Goil Foil Sheets

Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Heat Tool, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Basic Pearls Jewel Accent

Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Sponge Dauber, Dafodill Delight 1/4" Stitched Ribbon

General Instructions:

  • Fold 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base in half
  • Use Stampin' Trimmer to      cut 1/2" off front of card
  • Using Envelope Punch Board
    1. Place open card into the board
    2. Align left edge of card with the 3" mark 
    3. Punch
    4. Keeping card in the board
    5. Slide card all the way over to the right
    6. Align the left edge of the card with left edge of the "opening" of the punch
    7. Punch
    8. Rotate the card twice (for a total of 180 degrees)
    9. Repeat steps 2-7
  • Using the Stampin' Trimmer,  cut away the excess from the "valley" to the end of the card      that wasn't punched.  
  • Repeat on the other side
  • Use the corner rounder punch (located on opposite side of the envelope punch), to round the 2 square corners

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Coffe Filter and Stampin' UP! Reinkers Banner

DSCN3988[1]Hi Everyone! Here's another use for our Stampin' UP! Reinkers :) Use them to dye coffee filters in your favorite Stampin' UP! color tones!


TIP! keep up for several months and change out your add-on embellishment. Since they are tied on you can change them out! I added just one heart about and plan to add a vew dangling ones (future post), then change out for Spring, Easter, and Summer. (and how pretty to make a fall banner with leaves, and a winter white and blue with snowflakes!)

Here's what you'll need:

White coffee filters
Stampin' UP! Reinkers in your party theme colors
Pie dish or other shallow dish.
Baking cookie sheets to speed up the dry time (optional)
Ribbon, rope or twine
Scotch tape

And here's my tutorial.


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Occasions Catalog Themed Team Swaps

DSCN3975Hi Everyone! The Designer Paper Dolls and I had our team meeting Saturday. Above are the swap cards with the theme "Occasions Catalog". Our swap theme is always an idea starter - and it's either the theme or swapper's choice. :) My team from all over can participate in the swap - they just need to provide a pre-paid envelope to mail back the swaps.

{giggle} I had my video camera all set up to record some of the meeting to share on our team blog, and got to chit chatting when everyone arrived and didn't record. geeze! but I gave them an email wrap up! Here are the Dolls team swaps! First up is mine. I used Retro Fresh Designer Paper and Peachy Keen Stamp Set,

DSCN3977Next is Mary's - Her's features the Petite Petals Stamp Set and Petite Pedals Punch. Bet she took advantage of the Bundle discount on these two! (save 15% on bundle)

DSCN3980Lisa's card uses the Starburst Sayings and Starburst Framelits Dies (another bundle! - my Dolls are so smart!)

DSCN3978Linda's card has a little sneak peek from the Sale-a-bration items using Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper and the new Banners Framelits Dies

DSCN3979Summer's card uses the Spiral Flower Die and So Very Grateful Stamp Set.

DSCN3982Davette's card uses People Like You stamp set with the coordinating Decorative Label Punch. (The photo doesn't do this one justice!)

DSCN3981Regina's card features the Labels Framelits Dies and the Top Note Die.
DSCN3983Thanks for sharing your talents girls! Love your cards :)

If you are thinking about joining the Stampin' UP! family...we'd love to welcome you to our team! Clear here for more info.


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Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath with Tutorial


Hi Everyone! I did it! and made this beautiful Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath 133333 by Stampin' UP! It's one of the kits in the 2014 Occasions Catalog. It took me ~ 2 hrs to  make. I was throughly enjoying the evening crafting this cute and trendy wreath.


Here's a picture of it hanging on the door in my stamp room. Talk about winter meets Spring! Kinda nice to work on a floral project to fight the winter hum drums in Indiana.

Pefect project for a friends' night. Local gals - I'll be holding a class late winter. If any of YOU want to hold a CLASS with YOUR me as I have some ideas to get you lots of perks for facilitating the get-together!

Here's a video tutorial on my tips for putting the Burlap and Blooms Wreath together. It's 20 minutes and shows how to put together the key elements. If  you get the kit, you may want to check this out and put it together with me!


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