Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stampin' Up! "Secret Menu"

Wow does Stampin' Up! have a lot going on this year as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary! I am starting to feel like there is a 'Secret Menu' of Stampin' Up! products as they bring out new tools and new stamp sets and new, new, new and SO MUCH excitement! There are some quite fabulous items right now and I don't want you to miss out - and none of them are listed in the main catalog or the holiday catalog. In addition to these items, don't forget to check the Weekly Deals offered online at Stampin' Up!

So here is my version of the Stampin' Up! Secret Menu:

Cut & Ready Card Bases
20 card bases, cut, scored, and ready for your creativity.

$4.95 each. Available in Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Smoky Slate

Pop & Place Kit
Complete with tags, stamp set, clear block, stampin' spot.  Everything you need in one box to make awesome Christmas tags

Item # 135290  $24.95, for whole kit

Envelope Punch Board
This is an awesome new tool, it makes 66 different envelopes AND you can make those cool file folder cards with it

Item# 133774  $19.95

Circle Thinlits
This set of thinlits makes those awesome flip cards you see everywhere!

Item#133480  $32.95


Label Thinlits
Same as the circle thinlits just in a different shape.

Item# 133479  $32.95


Everyday Occasions Set
Makes 20 cards, and 20 envelopes.  Stamp set, clear block, two stampin' ink spots and embellishments all included.  

Item # 134797  $29.95, for whole kit

Monster Maniacs Stamp Set
Super cute new stamp set.  It comes in clear mount, but is red rubber, not a photopolymer set.  LOVE THIS SET!

Item# 134972  $14.95
Spread The Joy Stamp Set
Designed by Emily Montoya at Stampin' UP!
Fun stamp set that you could use for a million things.

Item#134784  $18.95
Undefined Carving Stamp Set
Have you ever wanted a stamp set, but can't find it?  So make it!  This is so much easier to do than you would think!  Lots of fun as well.

Item# 133402  $19.95
Dude You're Welcome Kit
This is a great kit for anyone that has never stamped.  You get cards, envelopes, stamps and a stamp pad!

Item# 132807  $24.95

Photopolymer Sets
Click on each link to see the stamp set.  We have a new Christmas one that is adorable!

                                                       Settin Sail  #133453  $13.95
                                                       Show and Tell Part 1  #133450  $13.95
                                                       Show and Tell Part 2  #133481  $13.95
                                                       Wanderlust  #133452  $13.95

Single Stamps
These stamps are super inexpensive and so beautiful.  To see all the single stamps available right now click below

Best Of Stamp Sets
Each month this year Stampin' UP! is releasing a Best of stamp set.  They are $14.95 and they are images from the last 25 years.  When you purchase 6 of these sets, you get to choose a free set valued at $14.95 or less.

Online Only Stamp Sets
These are carried over or older sets that are still offered online but not in the catalog.

Stampin' UP! Online Classes
These are classes offered from Stampin' UP!.  They are really cool and available to you right in your own home.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Birthday Calendar Rolodex - Hot Colors

Hot! Hot! Hot! This is one of the Birthday Calendar Rolodexes that I recently made in a custom color combo of Wild Wasabi, Daffadil Delight and Pumpking Pie - those are some hot colors paired together and this was such a pretty finished project! Thanks Jessica, I loved doing these for you!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25% off 25 Stamp Sets - Celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary

Here's an incredible offer from Stampin' Up! - 25% off 25 stamp sets. This sale ends October 28th. Be sure to use Hostess Code 7JNHZUTR when you shop online this month for a chance to win hostess benefits, too!

Also offered this week from Stampin' Up are these Cut & Ready Card Bases - perfect way to save time on your Holiday and Thank You cards! Available in seven different colors, you will love the convenience of these instant card bases.

Remember to check my Stampin' Up! Secret Menu for all the promotions and new products that you won't find listed in any catalog!

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Burnished Glitter Technique - Autumn Leaves in Black and Gold

Last week during the Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop, I shared this Valentine Burnished Glitter card using the Silver Ultra Fine Glitter, part of the two pack of Gold/Silver Ultra Fine Glitter in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. This is a beautiful technique with such unique results and I wanted to share a few photos on creating this background. Warning, it's quite a messy glitter technique! I know Glitter is always somewhat messy, but Burnished Glitter is spectacularly so! You'll need two products to create this background, Adhesive Sheets and Ultra Fine Glitter.

First, use the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets from Stampin' Up! with one of our many Big Shot dies to get a variety of shapes for your card. Some of the dies that work well with this technique include the Autumn Accents, the Hearts Framelits, the Bigz Butterfly die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit or some of the Snowflake dies or any of the Flower dies as well. Here, you can see that I am using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die

When you get your Adhesive Sheet die cut into several shapes, lay them out on your card front to get an even layout. Then, carefully, peel off one of the backings of the Adhesive Sheet dies and stick them to the cardstock. Try not to touch any of the adhesive, it's a very light weight adhesive and will pull off onto your fingers, and that will diminish the shape of your glittered pieces.

Then peel off the remaining backing of the Adhesive Sheets and cover the cardstock with Glitter. This technqiue works with the Stampin' Up! Ultra Fine Glitter, but will not work with a heavier grain glitter, such as our Glass Glitter. Completely cover the sticky die shapes and then tap off the excess glitter.

Now you will have a beautiful and very glittery background piece. The next step is the Burnishing. Firmly rub the glitter in small circular movements, all over the adhesive piece. You can use your fingertip, but I prefer to use an eraser tip to do this work. You will immediately see the change in the glitter to the smooth satin glitter finish. Continue burnishing the glitter in small circular motions until you have rubbed out all the rough spots. You'll have quite a bit of loose glitter. Just tap it off onto your scratch paper.

When you're finished burnishing, wipe your glittered cardstock with a Swisher dusting cloth to remove all the stray pieces of glitter. This picture shows the finished Burnished Glitter background piece. I used Gold Glitter with the Autumn Accents die cut on a Basic Black cardstock piece. This is a very dramatic look and I just love the finished card.

Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Gold Encore
Cardstock: Gold Metallic, Basic Black
Accessories: Gold Ultra Fine Glitter, Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Gold Embossing Powder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Baked Brown Suger Ruffled Trim

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pink Out - Million & One You're Fabulous

Here is a quick and easy card using the beautiful sentiment 'Fabulous is what you are' from the Million & One stamp set from Stampin' Up! From the gorgeous flowing script font to the beautiful words, I just love this simple stamp set. For this quick card I stamped the sentiment in Strawberry Slush ink onto the Very Vanilla cardstock. This is embossed across the bottom with the Polka Dots TIEF in the Big Shot. A strip of Strawberry Slush cardstock and a knot of Victorian Lace underscores the sentiment and I finished the card with a few touches of bling - Rhinestone Jewels.

Stamps: Million & One
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Very Vanilla
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Polka Dot TIEF, Scallop Border Punch, Victorian Lace Trim, Rhinestone Jewels

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Simple Elegance with Happy Day

Here's a simple, elegant card that comes together really quickly. I love the beauty of black and gold and with a touch of pink, it's stunning. I used the Happy Day stamp set from Stampin' Up! with the Gold Encore ink and a narrow strip of Gold Foil Cardstock, both of these last two are from the Holiday Catalog.

You just can't go wrong with black and gold. That it's a very simple card with a short supply list makes it that much better! This combination would make a fabulous invitation because of the ease in making several copies and is mail friendly.

I made another set with a Christmas sentiment, and without the touch of pink.

Stamps: Happy Day
Cardstock: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla
Ink: Gold Encore
Accessories: Pearl Jewels

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop - Perfectly You stamp set

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop - please use the Next/Previous buttons at the end of this post to click forward or backward through the Blog Hop and see all the incredible ideas and inspiration from our bloggers. I am featuring the Perfectly Penned stamp set, a Hostess Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog. Find Perfectly Penned on the inside page of the back cover of the Holiday Catalog with 6 stamps for only $9 Clear Mount or $12 Wood Mount. To purchase this set, contact your demonstrator and put together a qualifying Catalog Order, Workshop Order or Personal Order. The sentiments in this fun set cover several holidays and occasions with sayings including Sweet Little You, Happy B-DAY, Fabulous Forever Fantastic Faithful Friend, Hey Pumpkin, Merry Christmas to you, Happy Valentine's to You. It coordinates with the Hexagon Punch (hey pumpkin) and the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies.

The Perfectly Penned stamp set presents endless options for cards and projects for all year long! Today I'm sharing cards and a gift project featuring just 4 of the sentiments for a variety of occasions just to show you how versatile this sweet little stamp set is - as I said, the ideas and options are endless with this set!

This Banner Birthday Card uses scrap pieces of Sweater Weather DSP and the Hearts A Flutter Framelits to create a pennant style banner across the card front. The Happy B-DAY sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then die cut with the coordinating Hearts A Flutter Framelit. I adhered all the banners with Stampin' Dimensionals over the Linen Thread. The mini safety pin attaching the sentiment banner is from the Vintage Trinkets Embellishments, as are the two sweet button brads in the lower right corner.
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretty Prints TIEF, Vintage Trinkets, Linen Threads, Hearts A Flutter Framelits

Here is an Elegant Christmas Card using the Merry Christmas To You sentiment. This card uses the a piece of pattern paper from Season of Style DSP and a Tea Lace Paper Doilie. I attached a strip of Basic Black cardstock, punched with the Scallop Trim Die and double scored down the center with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, to the beautiful Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim. The sentiment is stamped in Gold Encore Ink and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder - what an elegant look is that Gold on Black! If you haven't yet tried stamping Gold onto Black, you must do it, sooner rather than later - don't wait!
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Metallic Gold, Basic Black, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Gold Encore
Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim, Tea Lace Doilies, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

I made this Burnished Glitter Valentine Card using several  products from the Holiday Catalog. There are so many in here that will help you create lovely Valentine themed projects, including the Happy Valentine's to You sentiment in Perfectly Penned stamp set, the Silver Ultra Fine Glitter, Silver Foil Cardstock and the love sentiment from Expressions Thinlits Die. I used the Burnished Glitter Technique to create the background on Strawberry Slush cardstock - I'll have a few more photographs and details on this technique next week on my blog, so be sure to bookmark my website and come back to see this fun and oh-so-messy glitter technique - what glitter technique isn't messy?! The Valentine sentiment is stamped in Strawberry Slush ink and then die cut with the scalloped heart from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits.
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Silver Ultra Fine Glitter, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Trim, Rhinestone Jewels, Expressions Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits

The last project I'll share today is just a super quick and easy Gift Bag and Tag. One of my favorite things about the versatile Perfectly Penned stamp set is how quick and easy you can pull together a card or project! And let's be honest, gifts and gift tags are usually a RUSH project! At least they are for me! I used a Tag A Bag Gift Bag (from the main catalog) with this chevron print. I inserted my gift, folded the bag over and wrapped it with a piece of Marina Mist Chevron Ribbon. The Gift Tag is the Fabulous...Friend sentiment stamped in Rose Red ink and die cut with the coordinating Hearts A Flutter Framelit and attached with Stampin' Dimensions onto a Rose Red tag die cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits. This is punched and tied with a piece of Early Espresso Baker's Twine and strung with a Sweet Little You sentiment, also die cut with the Hearts A Flutter Framelit. See how easy that was!
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Marina Mist
Accessories: Tag A Bag Gift Bags, Marina Mist Chevron Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Chalk Talk Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits

Now please use the buttons below to continue on your Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop - you'll love the inspiration here! Click the NEXT BLOG button to head over to Tanya's Tinkerin In Ink blog featuring Season of Style DSP and Washi Tape. If you'd like, you can also click on the PREVIOUS BLOG button to go back to Tina's Paper Art Garden blog featuring the Warmth and Wonder Hostess set.


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