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Stampin Up In Vegas, Part 2: Plus a few Sneak Peeks!

I left off with our fun make up session at Sephora in Las Vegas. It was perfect, because from there I was ready to attend the special Centre Stage event for Stampin' Up Leaders.

It was an 80's theme. I didn't dress up because of packing restraints, but all the SU employees did and some of the demonstrators.

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Arent they adorable?

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Thats Brandi above and below, from SU demonstrator training and my friend Robyn- who both look totally rad in their 80's garb.

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It was a fun night of training, dinner, gifts and getting the new Catalog!

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The next day was the main Stampin Up On Stage event. Lots more training, making new friends and stamping of course!

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Stampin Up is also celebrating their 30 year Anniversary this year, so there were lots of fun surprises in store.

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It just so happens to be my 20 year Anniversary as well! This is me on stage for my 20 year anniversary recognition.

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This is Raelene and I in front of the beautiful SU backdrop. This is Stampin' Up's new branding/logo. Aren't those flowers and colors beautiful?

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This is our table, getting ready to stamp the day away- with new products!

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Here's a few "sneak peek" boards to get you excited about whats coming in June!

The new In Colors:

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This set will be available next month as an exclusive Pre Order Bundle with free items included. Share What You Love. Its GORGEOUS! These samples were made by talented demonstrators.

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Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards we made and our new Laser Cut paper- ahhhhh... so pretty!

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One last sneak peek card, made with a new stamp set that will be released in the Annual Catalog in June. Be sure to email me to reserve your copy!

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Stampin Up events are always so inspiring and tons of fun. We ended our trip by visiting some of the amazing Las Vegas hotels on the strip.

The Venetian

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The Wynn

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The Palazzo

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The Bellagio

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The Bellagio Fountains with Ballys and the High Roller ferris wheel in the background. The High Roller is a huge ferris wheel- each car holds up to 40 people! It takes 1/2 hour to go the whole way around.

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The Lobby of the Bellagio. The beautiful flowers on the ceiling are Chihuly glass.

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The Fashion Show Mall. Of course we had to do a little shopping while we were there.

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Paris

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Ok, one more sneak peek. This is one of the stamp sets we got in our convention bags. Don't you just love it?

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And on our last day... this is what we did... ahhhh... a perfect end to a perfect trip!

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Hope you enjoyed the fun "sneak peeks" and a little of what goes on at an SU event.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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How to use Washi Tape with Simple Stripes emboss folder

I have another card to share with you today, made with the "A Good Day" stamp set. I really love this one. The deer on the card is adorable and I love how great the Myths and Magic washi tape looks with the new Simple Stripes emboss folder.

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When I used the Simple Stripes emboss folder, I flipped the tranquil tide cardstock over and used the back of the striped pattern to attach the Myths and Magic washi tape. It is the perfect size to fit between the slats. If you look close, you can see the slats from the emboss folder.

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The washi tape looks awesome with the tranquil tide cardstock. I also used the Wood Textures designer series paper in the background as well as to stamp the deer on. Gosh, isn't this washi tape so shimmery and pretty?

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I stamped the deer with the memento black ink and colored it with the ivory and crumb cake Stampin Blends alcohol markers. The tiny new scallop circle punches work perfectly for the images in the "A Good Day" stamp set and to fit inside the cool new embroidery hoops.

Using the Simple Stripes folder, can help you line up your washi tape perfectly. Remember to use the back of your embossed cardstock to apply the washi strips to.

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Fruit Basket Fun

We made a trio of Fruit Basket cards at my Card Class this week. I couldn't resist using as many fruits from this set as I could. The Tutti Frutti designer paper pulled it all together so nicely. There are so many fun and fruity patterns in this paper pack, I had to use a different one for each card!

I'll start with the strawberry card...

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I used this same layout for all three of the cards and only changed the fruit theme. I punched a circle with the 2 1/4" punch and then stamped the wire basket and berries. The colors are lemon lime twist, real red and basic black.

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The pineapple card. This ones not pink, but its still adorable!

I can't tell you how many people told me that they didn't really like this set in the catalog, until they saw it in person. SIX people bought this bundle last night. The Fruit Basket stamp set can be bought alone or with the 4 Itty Bitty Fruit punches for a 10% discount.

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The ribbon is the lemon lime twist striped ribbon in the Occasions Catalog 2018. The inks are daffodil delight and lemon lime twist.

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Last but not least, the citrus card.

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The designer paper strip is cut at 2" x 5 1/2" and the square is 3 x 3. The inks are daffodil delight and peek a boo peach.

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I love these bright, fruity colors.

Here's a look at all three.

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The best part is, they were so easy to make! I hope you liked them as much as my Card Class ladies did.

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Stampin' Up Barn Door Stamps and Dies

I have some fun cards to share with you today, made with the new Stampin' Up Barn Door Bundle.

Its such a fun set to play with. I've created 3 different designs and one of them we will make at Card Class this week. Yay!

The first card is also made with the " This Little Piggy" stamp set. I thought it would be fun to put the piggy in the barn. It works perfectly with this set. I will post a Stampin' Up video below, showing just how to make a barn door card with the Barn Door Bundle. So scroll to the bottom of this post to see it.

The cardstock that I used is whisper white and basic black and also the Woodgrain Designer Series paper. The inks are smoky slate, crumb cake, pink pirouette, and the memento black pad.

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I colored in the pig with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used both the smoky slate and pink pirouette sets of markers.

If you watch the video below, you will also get a list of the "behind the scenes" items that were used to put this card together. I will also post the supply list below.

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I used the Stampin Write water based markers to color directly on the wreath stamp in crumb cake, pink pirouette and basic black.

How cool is this? The door slides back and forth to reveal the message. The whisper white piece that has the pig/message stamped on it is 41/4" x 2 1/2". The card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The door is cut out with a framelit from the barn door set.

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This is the card that we will be making at Card Class this week:

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I hope the card class girls like it!

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The colors are whisper white, crumb cake and basic black- same for the inks as well as cherry cobbler. I also used the Hardwood Background stamp for the card base. Same measurements as above.

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I colored the wreath, the same way as above... using the early espresso and cherry cobbler Stampin' Write markers.

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It's so fun to slide the door back and forth!

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Here are both cards:

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And slide...

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One last quick card that I made while I had extra pieces to use up...

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The inks on the sign, greeting and flowers are dapper denim, calyso coral and marina mist.

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Hope you liked my Barn Door Trio! And don't forget, its SALE A BRATION (click on brochure on my side bar) For Every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Sale a bration item!

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Click on the video to view the details of putting together a Barn Door Card:

 

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Apron Of Love- Another cute apron card to share

I wanted to share with you another darling apron card that I made using the Apron of Love Bundle. Again, I used the Tutti Frutti designer paper for the apron, as it goes so well with this set.

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This is actually one of the cards that we made at card class last week. I think the ladies really had fun putting this together.

It was pretty simple as well. We mostly used the big shot- to cut and emboss all the pieces. The vine on the lemon lime twist strip is the new Petal Pairs emboss folder. There are two folders that come with the Petal Pair emboss folder set. The other one is a gorgeous spray of flowers. The folders are 2" x 6" each.

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I used soft suede and real red ink as well as crumb cake and silver foil paper on this cute card.

Here's a look at the inside..

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Watercolor and Pink Pineapples

So, I finally was able to have some fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set and coordinating Fruit Punches. I was eager to make some pink pineapple cards for sure!

I started with watercolor paper, my aqua painter and a melon mambo ink pad. I wanted a splash of water color wash in pink for my background. So, I used the ink in the "lid" of the melon mambo ink pad and painted it onto my watercolor paper with an aqua painter. ( close your ink pad and squeeze the lid of the inkpad so that the ink deposits onto the lid inside)

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I randomly painted some ink onto the paper.

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 I then flicked the barrel of my aqua painter to splatter water/ink onto the watercolor paper.

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I let it dry, and then it was time to decorate!

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The 3/4" circle punch was used to make the basic black circles which I adhered the melon mambo and lemon lime twist pineapples onto with mini dimensionals.

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I decorated the card with the new Tutti Fruitti sequins, which by the way, are self adhering! I also added a rhinestone to the middle of each sequin.

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The black and white dotted paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack and the ribbon is lemon time twist. I thought it would be cool to stamp the greeting directly on the ribbon in black archival ink.

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Of course I had to stamp some cute pineapples on the inside of the card as well.

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Making this "Pink Pineapple" card made me so happy. I didn't stop there, though, I have more Fruit Baskets to share this week as well. So be sure to check in later.

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Until the next time...

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