The Stampin' Up Retired List has just been released! Stampin' Up has to make room for all the new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 catalog, so unfortunately many, many, MANY items have to go!
You'll want to get your favorites and stock up on accessories and stamps that you have to have. Many items are discounted on the list and the discounts are up to 50% off!!!
I have to give you fair warning, the items are "while supplies last" and if are a Stampin' Up regular, you know that I'm not kidding when I say, that you should not wait to get the items you want!
As, I mentioned at the beginning of the week, I'd be sharing lots of projects using the Eastern Palace Suite. This suite is offered as a "special" Bundle this month only. Actually, there are 2 "special" bundles to choose from. Both come with FREE gifts! You are going to want to have one of those bundles, I promise. Click on the images at the end of this post to view or purchase these special bundles. This awesome promotion ends, May 1st, so don't miss it.
I've used a cool color combo on this thank you card. Watermelon Wonder (which is retiring- boo), Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy are the cardstocks and inks that I chose for this card.
I used the same layout as the Eastern Beauty card that we made at Kim's Card Class a few days ago. I'm kind of liking this layout.
I cut a delicate white doily in half and scrunched it up under the flirty flamingo, stitched circle. The greeting is stamped in night of navy and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.
My favorite part about the Eastern Medallion framlits is that this "flower" is dimensional. So very cool.
A "White Perfect Accent" is a "perfect" center to this medallion flower.
I'm going to miss the watermelon wonder color. Maybe I'll be able use Calypso Coral as a substitute. I'll have to try that next time.
I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC. As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.
Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.
I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.
Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.
I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!
I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.
Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:
This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.
Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:
A close up of the strawberries:
The juicy pear:
It looks so cool and good enough to eat!
And a little spray of flowers..
It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?
Be sure to check out the video below.
Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!
Here's a quick and cute card made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set in the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.
This is one of the cards we made at our last #1 Stampers Meeting. The Big On Birthdays set is a great stamp set to use as the main focal point on a birthday card. The greetings are so big and so fun that you don't really need any other stamps to accompany your design.
I used the the fun colors of emerald envy and watermelon wonder. Watermelon wonder will be retiring soon, so be sure to stock up on the cardstock and re-inkers before they are gone.
The emerald envy ribbon and enamel shapes really stand out on this bright and cheery birthday card.
Of course I had to add the new Falling Petals emboss folder in the background. I love how the embossing gives the card some texture and dimension.
I appreciate you visiting my blog today. Be sure to keep checking back for more creative ideas!
Here is a card we made at card class recently. Its made with the Perfect Mix stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.
I got this idea from another demonstrator, Brian King. I liked the simplicity of the card. I did change the colors and add the star and Sparkle embossed background from the original card.
I colored the measuring spoons with dapper denim ink. I used a blender pen dipped in the lid of the dapper denim inkpad. I colored the inside of the spoons with the same color, but did them after I colored the outside of the spoons, so that the color would be softer.
I think the colors, dapper denim, cherry cobbler and delightful dijon look great with the neutral of the sahara sand ink and cardstock panel.
Quick and easy and ready to send to a favorite friend.