Stampin' Up 2017-2018 Catalog

Special Bundle- Eastern Palace Suite

I'm having such a delightful time, using this amazingly versatile stamp set. I honestly can't believe how much I love this set.

I have a new fun card to share with you today. Inspiration came from my friend Karen Barber. I've used these colors before- and I think they really look great together. The new lemon lime twist is so yummy, I literally have been pairing it with so many of the Stampin Up exclusive colors. I feel like it goes with almost anything.

I did a lot of punching on this card. I punched the large stamped circles out as well as the "peek a boo" holes on the background of the card. I love how much dimension the punched circles add to this card.

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Sneak peek alert- Ombre' Glitter dots!

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Night of navy and lemon lime twist back together again for an encore. Are you wondering which stamp I used to stamp the large medallions? Well, I have something very cool to show you...My stampin' friend, Lyssa, shared this with us...

Here's the stamp I used. But, wait for it...

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I stamped it once like above, then I turned the stamp a bit and stamped it again, over top of the orginal image.

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And, viola! If that isn't the coolest thing ever, I don't know what is!

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I love how the medallions transformed into another spectacular image.

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I'm amazed how this set can be masculine or feminine- its everything all in one! Of course, always a little stamping on the inside too.

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This card makes me want to spin around and hop up and down. Its so spunky and fun. Right?

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And again..

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Don't miss out on getting this Special Bundle this month, because these special bundles and freebies won't be available next month! See the photos below- click on them to order.

Hope you enjoyed this sassy little card today. Thanks for stopping in!

Until the next time...

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Product List : Eastern Palace Suite Bundles- EXCLUSIVE for May only! = Freebies! Click on photos to view.


Its that time of year again- Graduation

Well, I haven't stamped for a few days, so therefore, I haven't had anything to post on my blog.

But, today, I took some time to make a special graduation card for my bff's daughter, Brianna. Brianna is "over the top" brilliant and beautiful, so I had to design a card to match Brianna's beauty and brains. No small feat, I tell you.

She just recently graduated from High Point University, where the school colors are purple and white. I had to combined all the aspects above and also make sure it included purple, plus, it had to "look" like a graduation card.

I decided on the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I pulled it off the shelf and realized that I really hadn't used this set much. I don't know why- its such a pretty set with some great sentiments, any of which would have worked great with this graduation card.

But, as I mentioned, it had to "look" like a graduation card. So, how was I going to incorporate "graduation" on a card stamped with flowers?

Well, I pulled out one of my favorite retired alphabet sets- "Varsity Letters" which is perfect for anything related to "school" wording, and....

Here's what happened:

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Purple, High Point University, beautiful and smart- everything pulled together quite nicely, I think.

This card does remind me of the graduate- bright, sparkly and all around amazing!

Yes, there is glitter on this card, as well as a few shiny rhinestones.

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I used shimmery white cardstock (of course;) to hold up to the watercoloring that I did with blender pens and drops of ink from the ink refill bottles.

Here's a little peek at the inside of the card. I had already written a personal message, so I didn't photograph it completely open. The verse inside says: "She believed she could... so she did." And that's exactly what this highly accomplished graduate did!

You'll find this verse included in one of the new stamps sets in the upcoming, new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog.

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If you think I'm exaggarating about Brianna's beauty and brains... here's a picture to prove its the truth- she gets it from her momma, for sure.. and I get to be in the middle of the "beauty sandwich."

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It was a wonderful celebration of a sweet and sassy, over the top, on her way to bigger and better things, graduate.

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When I handed Brianna her card this evening, she said " I can't wait to see what you came up with, for my card." I sure hope she loves her card as much as I loved creating it just for her.

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A one of a kind card, for a one of a kind graduate. Congratulations again, Brianna!

I hope you all enjoyed visiting today and I'm glad I was able to share this special graduation card with you.

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Creative Card Fold: Triple Fold Drop Down Card, Featuring the Garden in Bloom stamp set

Hello everyone! Today, I'm featuring a new card fold for you all to try. Its called the Triple Fold Drop Down Card.

Its really fun and pretty easy to create. I've used the Garden in Bloom, 2-step stamp set to design this unique card. The Garden in Bloom works great with this fold, because there is a nice variety of stamps in several different sizes. I used the stamps to stamp on each element of the drop down card.

Here's what it looks like from the front. Looks pretty normal, huh?

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But, then when you open it... voila!

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The colors I used are, peek a boo peach, calypso coral, pacific point, pear pizazz and early espresso inks. I have complete instructions on my You Tube video, attached at the end of this post. You'll find all the colors and measurements there as well.

Here's a close up of the two step stamping, which is simply, layering one stamp over another, in a different color to create dimension. Plus, I've added some tiny pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers. I love those tiny little pearls!

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It's so fun to create a unique and unexpected element to a card, especially when its a creative fold!

Here's a look at the card, both opened and closed:

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So, gather up your stamps, cardstock and inks, and give this unique fold a try!

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you learned something new.

Don't forget to watch the complete instructions on my video, below. If you enjoy it, please "like", comment, share or subscribe to my You Tube channel, if you wish.

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A New Color Combo

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.

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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.

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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.

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My favorite part about the Eastern Medallion framlits is that this "flower" is dimensional. So very cool.

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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.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

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Eastern Palace Suite- It's a flower!

Once again the Eastern Palace bundle amazes me. Especially the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Not only does this set make gorgeous multiple mediallion designs, but it also can be used to make flowers! In this particular instance, a beautiful sunflower!

I had so much fun with this card. I also used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to make the leaves of the flower. I cut apart the smaller 5 petaled medallion- making the tiny leaves. I used the die twice in two colors, wild wasabi and always artichoke.

The big sunflower was diecut twice as well. Once in so saffron and once in crushed curry cardstock. I then used a stampin sponge to sponge the edges of the flower with crushed curry ink.

I love how it turned out. What do you think?

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The ribbon is new and will be featured in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog, debuting on June 1st.

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The soft suede background is embossed with the Sparkle emboss folder. I think its the perfect backdrop for this lovely sunflower.

Lots of great sentiments in this Eastern Beauty stamp set, and I chose "hello" for this particular card. I stamped it in chocolate chip ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch.

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I'm excited to make more "flowers" out of this suite, using a variety of spring and summer colors.

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I really don't think I could love the Eastern Palace Suite more than I do now. Who would have thought?

I hope this card has inspired you to think outside the box and create some fun and unusual cards of your own.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Big Shot
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Stampin' Up Eastern Palace Suite- Early Release!

First of all, I'm not much of a Medallion stamp set loving person. I mean they are pretty and all, but they just don't appeal much to me.

I thought the same of the new Eastern Palace Suite, when Stampin Up released it early to demonstrators last month. That was until I saw some of the gorgeous, and I mean, gorgeous, samples that the Stampin' Up Artisians had created with it.

Well, that did it for me. So, I had to order it for myself and case some of those great ideas from the cards that the SU Artisians had made. I wanted to share those here with you.

This stamp set and thinlits will be featured in the New 2017-2018 Stampin Up Catalog, However, Stampin' Up is releasing it early to the public, so this suite will be available on May 1st to all of you!

There are two special kits and each of them come with something FREE! I'll be posting that for you as well!

Once I had the Eastern Beauty stamp set and coordinating thinlits actually in my hands, I started making my own creations as well. Those, I will share with you next time. But, for now, here's a sampling of the many uses of this stamp set and thinlits as cased from the amazing Stampin Up Artisians, Miriam van Eyden, Kimberly Van Diepen, Cathy Caine, and Martha Inchley of Canada, in that order.

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I'm not sure where I found this idea. But if its you and you see this, please let me know so I can give credit. I love this ombre' look!

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Here's a couple more. I can't help myself. I'm addicted... and there is more where these came from. Yes, those are new "IN COLORS" -Coming in June. Inspired by Martha Inchley.

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One more fancy one...

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Look at all those beautiful pearls...

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Here's the whole bunch of beautiful cards, all made with the Eastern Palace Suite which includes the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits.

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I hope you enjoyed all of these great samples inspired by some amazingly talented Stampin' Up Artisians.

I'll be posting more of my creations with this set in the days to come.

Remember- YOU can order these SPECIAL BUNDLES on May 1st- see prices and items listed below.

The Premier Bundle comes with FREE very vanilla thick cardstock and very vanilla envelopes.

The Starter Bundle, comes with FREE very vanilla note cards and envelopes. The both include 3 of the NEW In Color ink pads and the Premier Bundle includes the coordinating thinlits- a must have! ( the thinlits have at least 42+ different creative combinations!)

Click on images below to order on May 1st!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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