Cards- Kids

Card Class - Featuring Eastern Palace Suite

I actually remembered to take "people" pictures at class this time. Well, truth be told, Heather and Sharon reminded me or I would have missed the opportunity again.

Most everyone had finished and left, but there were a few ladies still stamping, chatting and looking over the long, 10 page retired list, trying to pick out the last "must haves" of the current catalog.

Sharon and Heather trying to decide what they cannot live without, before its gone forever.

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We made this beautiful card with the stamps and framelits from the Eastern Palace Suite. This is available during the month of May only, as a Special Bundle purchase. This card uses both the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion framelits. Check out the new Lemon Lime Twist "In Color." Isn't it gorgeous?

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Here's a closeup of the focal point. I love that the dies can be used in over 45 different combinations.

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Nikolette busy at the Big Shot, creating her masterpiece.

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Here's a cute card made with one of the retiring stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog, Always an Adventure. I got this cute idea from a card that I saw on pinterest made by Erica Cerwin. I tweeked it and added a few of my own touches

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I think Debbie was happy with her darling handstamped cards.

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One last card to share today. Its made with the Nailed It stamp set. Simply masculine card in wild wasabi, basic black and crumb cake. Perfect for Fathers Day or that special guys birthday.

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Marjie and Sharen are lending each other a helping hand to complete the final touches on the Nailed It card.

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Be sure to check out the Eastern Palace Bundle below. This special will not be in the new catalog, so get it before the end of the month. Its more than amazing AND both bundles come with free gifts. Can't beat that!

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Biggest Birthday Ever- Retiring - Get it before its gone forever...

Stampin' Up's Biggest Birthday Ever stamp set and coordinating, Wish Big Framelit dies, are retiring. Such a fun set and since its a birthday set, it can be used over and over again for all ages and genders.

I'm going to give three reasons why everyone should have this stamp set on their shelves! Its a must have, so don't let it slip by, because it will never ever be back again.

Reason #1: Anyone know any Birthday Girls that would be over the moon with this Princess birthday card?

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So sparkly and girly... by the way, the blushing bride glimmer paper and sequin trim as well as the Polka Dots emboss folder are retiring too. I've also used the Cupcake Cutouts Framelit dies for the words, "sweet" and "wish" below.

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Reason #2: What birthday boy, girl, man or woman doesn't love ice cream on their birthday?

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It looks good enough to eat, right?

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Reason #3- Last but not least, the cake. Gotta have a yummy piece of cake at every birthday celebration. Its an absolute must!

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Check out the shimmery icing. Made with a swipe of the Wink of Stella brush in clear.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the sweet and yummy birthday cards and can understand why this set is so amazing.

Be sure to check out the entire retired list on my website. ( SHOP NOW) Don't miss out on some great discounts and awesome stamps and accessories! See the retired list here:  PDF US 

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New Stamp Set Sneak Peek & #1 Stampers Meeting Peeks!

My #1 Stampers team meeting was a few days ago. I always look forward to these get togethers with all the amazing and fun women on my team. We meet, chat, stamp, swap and eat. What could be better than that?

This month, my friend Kris Benkeser volunteered to do a demonstration on little girl dress up cards. Kris used the Layering Circle and Layering oval framelits as well as the New Stitched Shapes framelits, to design these sweet dresses.They were so adorable. I have a photo, but its not the best. Trust me these are so much cuter in person.

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It was Kris's first time ever to do a demonstration. She did an amazing job!

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Here's two more:

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 We had so many great swaps as well as a few great make n takes and a NEW "In Color" book mark chart that we created that night.

Here's a look at the oh so pretty make n take designed by Kathy Sullivan. She used the Timeless Textures stamp set on this card, with some dazzling diamonds glitter applied to the middle of the flowers to sparkle it up.

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So, two of the Make n Takes that I designed were made with new stamp sets that will be debuted in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog! I will share one of them with you now. This card is made with the Eastern Palace stamp set suite. And I have some good news for you.... It will be available for Pre Order on May 1st! So, you will be able to get it before the new catalog is released in June! Whoo HOO!

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Talk about a gorgeous set! Not only is it gorgeous, but it has so many stamps and dies, that the possibilities are endless! Did you notice a new color? Yes, its one of the new "In Colors" - Fresh Fig!

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Ok, I'm going to show you some display boards from my recent Stampin' Up! trip to Virginia. These are some of the actual stamped images and dies in the suite. I will be sending out ordering info in 5 more days!

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Here's a few display board samples to get you excited!

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That's all for now, folks.

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Big Shot
$110.00

Bonus Card- Cool Treats

This was the Bonus Card at my most recent Card Class last week. Its so colorful and fun, with lots and lots of embellishments.

I'm pretty sure this was everyone's favorite card of the night and almost everyone had to purchase the stamp set and/or all the matching Tasty Treat accessories!

This is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog. I got this card idea and layout from Patty Bennett. She shared it on Instagram and I immediately had to make it!

What do you think? Do you like it as much as we all do? There's a lot going on, like sprinkles and washi and designer paper, but its all so fun and super colorful!

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Here's the inside... To make this fold, I cut a piece of whisper white at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded it in half and cut 1" off the front flap of the card. Super easy. The banner is a 2" piece of pool party cardstock and I used the Triple Banner punch to make the "tail."

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Here's a close up of all the details. I love all the special embellishments that coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set! The detail on the cone as well as the ice cream scoops were made with the coordinating, Frozen Treats dies.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun, colorful, textured, amazingly embellished ice cream card. I thank Patty for the inspiration as well!

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Cards from Class

I want to share 2 cards from Card Class last night. They are fun and full of color and sass! Plus they are both super easy to make.

The first card is made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog. This is one of my favorite birthday sets. I love the fonts and just the awesome size of the stamps in the set. I also used some bright cheerful colors on this card. First of all, I chose the Festive Birthday Designer paper for the balloons, which I punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The colors in this paper make me smile. I love the bold, bright, rainbow of colors!

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The next card is also bold and fun. For this card, I used the Confetti Celebration stamp set from the Stampin Up Annual Catalog.

The star in this set works perfectly with the Medium Star Punch. This birthday card is simple and to the point. I think thats what I like most about it. A dimensional behind the star gives this card a nice dimension.

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Once again, I was too busy chatting and having fun with my guests, that I forgot to take people pictures. Oh well, theres always next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at these two card class cards from last night. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.

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The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.

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I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.

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If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

Until the next time...

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Big Shot
$110.00