Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scentsational Season Christmas Tree

Here's yet another Christmas card.  This was my entry for the Late Night Stampers Challenge.

The snow was made by tearing the piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I used Dazzling Diamonds along the torn edge to make it sparkly.

Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Delightful Dozen
Card stock:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Big Shot:  Holiday Collection Framelits
Other:  Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Scentsational Season Gingerbread Men

I think the Gingerbread Men in the Stampin' Up set, Scentsational Season, are adorable.  We made this card at the Stamp-a-Stack I held a couple weeks ago.



 Stamps:  Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
Card stock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Real Red, Soft Suede
Fabric:  Candy Cane Christmas
Other:   Holiday Collection Framelits, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Basic Pearls

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wonderful Wonderfall


Here are a couple of cards made with the Stampin' Up set, Wonderfall.   On both, I also used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.

 I thought it was cute to put the acorn on the inside of the card.
 
This card also uses the Woodgrain embossing folder, Teeny Tiny Wishes, the Word Window punch, and the Modern Label punch.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Full of Blessings

Today's card is provided by Stampin' Up.  They provide ideas for demonstrators to put on their Stampin' Up websites.   So when you are done gleaning ideas from my blog, head on over to my website (http://sueroot.stampinup.net) for even more inspiration (once there click on IDEAS at the top of the page).

This is also where my online store is located.  So once you're full of ideas, click on Shop Now to get the supplies you need to create the projects you want.

Thank You card

Stamps
• Full of Blessings*

Paper
• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper

Ink
• Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Early Espresso Stampin’ Write® Marker

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
• 2-1/2" Circle Punch
• 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
• 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

*From the 2012-2013 holiday catalog.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunflower Parts

I have been having so much fun with the Sunflower background stamp.  On today's card I only used half the sunflower.  The great thing is, I stamped and colored the image once and ended up with images for two cards (after cutting it in half).


Card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Marker:  Daffodil Delight
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

See the post here for cards made with a quarter of the sunflower.

In the Fall Projects class next week we will be using the Sunflower stamp on a card.  See details about the class here and then contact me to register.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunflowers Galore!

I recently got the Sunflower background stamp and am so excited to have finally used it!  This idea was going around awhile ago with the Medallion stamp and  I always thought I'd like to try it.  Well, when I got the Sunflower background stamp I remembered the idea and thought it would be perfect for this stamp.

After stamping your image, cut it into fourths.  Then use each fourth on its own card.  You could make four of the same card, but I was having fun varying the design.  You'll notice I'm only showing you three cards.  That's because one has already been sent away for a very special birthday.

I thought it made a nice card just layering the Sunflower and then stamping a sentiment below.  This one came from the Stampin' Up set, Friendly Phrases.
 But then I made the card base Crushed Curry and layered the sentiment and really liked that.
 And then I decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the card, but shift it up from where it was in the first card.  I added ribbon below it and was quite pleased with the end result.
The ribbon in the third card is retired, but you could use Daffodil Delight card stock and Daffodil Delight seam binding.  I know because I've gone crazy making Sunflower cards and I've used both the retired Crushed Curry (as I did with the cards in this post) and the current Daffodil Delight (which you'll see in some upcoming posts).

I really like all three cards.  Which one I choose to use will depend what the occasion is.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guest Stamper: Nancy Baker

We had a great time today at the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  One of the stampers, Nancy Baker, shared some of her cards.  Nancy graciously allowed me to share a couple of them with you here.

The baby stamp comes from the Stampin' Up set, My Special Day, which is for Christenings, First Communions, and Baptisms.  But Nancy used the stamp for a Christmas card, envisioning the baby as the Baby Jesus.  She framed the image using the Labels Framelits and then the Holiday Frame embossing folder.  She used the Bells and Boughs set to add the holly at the top.  It's a beautiful card don't you think?



And check out this cool birthday card.  The poker cards are actually real cards from a miniature deck.  What a creative idea!  The Stud Poker page is from a book of card game rules.  And Nancy made the chips herself with card stock.  The stamp is from Curly Cute.

I hope you enjoyed these cards created by my friend and fellow stamper.  Thank you Nancy for letting me share these.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bright Blossoms Embedded Embossing

No Internet for most of the weekend :(  Glad to be back online.

Embedded embossing is a very cool technique.  Basically you attach card stock (whether a strip like on this card or shapes cut with punches or the Big Shot) onto another piece of card stock and then run it through your Big Shot with an embossing folder.  The separate card stock pieces become embedded and you'd never know they started out apart.  A definite wow!


The stamps on this card came from Bright Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The embossing folder is Houndstooth.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

FREE My Digital Studio!


Attention Teachers and School Staff:   Would you like to receive a copy of My Digital Studio (the original $79 version) for FREE?  (Info about non-school copies available at end of post.)

Yes?  Then contact me today because Stampin’ UP! is donating the original version of My Digital Studio (MDS) to schools and teachers.  Don't delay!  Supplies are LIMITED and I'm sure they'll go fast.

I will be happy to help get you started with My Digital Studio.  But also check out MyDigitalStudio.net for training, videos and tons of ideas.

My Digital Studio includes nearly 2,000 unique elements—stamps, embellishments, designer and photo templates, punches, Designer Series papers, card stock, and more.   You can see information about features and benefits here.

Ideas for using MDS at school:

*  Bulletin Boards
*  Certificates and Awards
*  Newsletters
*  Cards for students, parents or staff recognitions
*  Photo book of a special class activity or an overview of the whole year
* AND LOTS MORE!

Quantities are limited so contact me soon to find out how to get this incredible deal for your classroom and school.

Don't work at a school or want a copy for your personal use?  Stampin' Up has come out with MDS2 -- a new and improved version of MDS.  Download your free trial today or go ahead and order the full version.  Questions?  I'm here for you.  And don't forget, several digital downloads and print products are 31% off through Sept. 14!  Click here to see all MDS2 products.

LOOKING FOR MORE FREE STUFF?   Enter the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt.  See treasure hunt details here and the updated list of participants here.  You could win a $150 Stampin' Up shopping spree!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumn Accents Cards

I have two different cards to show you today that use the new Bigz die, Autumn Accents.  This die is fun to use on its own with colored card stock, but it's also great to use with the coordinating Stampin' Up stamp set, Wonderfall.  The background on both cards was done by embossing the new Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Then I used the new Stampin' Sanding Block to reveal the lighter color below the surface.  The Core'dinations Dust Bunny worked like a charm to pick up all the card stock "fluff" (that's a technical term there, lol) that was left after sanding.  This is the first time I used the Core'dinations and I've got to tell you, I'm going to be using it a lot!  I can't wait to get the other colors!


On the first card, I used the Big Shot and the Autumn Accents die to cut assorted leaf shapes out of different colored card stock.  Then I embossed them with the following embossing folders (clockwise from the top left):  Chevron, Houndstooth, Fancy Fan.

On both cards I used the new Natural 7/8" cotton ribbon -- another first.  I love that you can stamp right on it!  It was hard to see in the picture of the card, so I've included a close up so you can see how nice the stamped image is.  I used the set Friendly Phrases.  On this card I frayed the edges of the ribbon.  On the other card I wrapped it around the Woodgrain layer.

 To get the stamped images on the leaves, I cut them out first (again with the Autumn Accents die) and then used the Wonderfall stamp set.  It's kind of hard to see, except on the green leaf, but I tried to make the colors a little variegated.  I did some rock and roll technique and some thumping.  I actually removed a little color from the green leaf with the blender pen before thumping with other colors.  The acorn I colored directly on the rubber with Stampin' Write markers (Soft Suede and Crumb Cake).


All of the products used to make both cards are available in my Online Store.

Please feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you have any questions or if you'd like to let me know you enjoyed today's post.  Comments and purchases are always appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Embossed Gossamer Lace

When I first saw the Gossamer Lace stamp in the Stampin' Up catalog, I immediately thought of it embossed in white.  We made this first card in our August Stamp Club class.   It is dry embossed on the side with one of the folders from the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders.  The white strip is punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and two of the corners are rounded with the Corner Rounder Punch.

 This second card is a variation which uses the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and the Tasteful Trims Die, along with the embossed Gossamer Lace and Corner Rounder Punch.

As I mentioned, we made the first card in Stamp Club.  These classes are open to all for a fee, but they are FREE to stamp club members.  A new round of stamp club is forming now (starts Sept. 25).  Check out the details here and then contact me to join!

Not sure you're ready to commit?  Take the class for only $10 (or $5 with minimum purchase).  I also have a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on Sept. 12.  Pre-registration is required, but because of the drop-in nature of the class I can accommodate more than usual.  Details are on the Classes/Events Page.  Hope to see you at one or both!

Need a little more encouragement?  Members made ALL THESE PROJECTS in the last four month round of stamp club for FREE!  The Classes/Events page lists some of the techniques and other things members learned.


Monday, September 3, 2012

LNS Featured Stamper - Siara Acdal

Hope you've been having fun playing in Late Night Stamper's Treasure Hunt game.  Not sure what that is?  Check out the details here.   You can win $150 in FREE Stampin' Up Merchandise.  Check back often for the updated Web Ring

Today I am featuring a fellow artist who is participating in the Treasure Hunt, Siara Acdal from Hawaii.  Siara has lots of great ideas on her blog, so be sure to check it out!  In fact, she's posted several since I picked out this project to feature.  Here's the address:



 I thought this tag that Siara made with the Two Tags die was really cute.  Siara listed the supplies on her blog and I am copying them here for you:

Stamp Set:
*Perfectly Preserved (#126692 Clear Mount or #126690 Wood Mount)

Card Stock:
Cajun  Craze (#119684)
Very Vanilla (#101650)

Designer Series Paper:
Summer Smooches (#125409)

Classic Stampin Pad:
Cajun Craze (#126965)
Old Olive (#126953)

Framelit Dies:
*Cannery Set (#127822)
Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267)

Punch:
Small Oval (#120908)

BigZ Die:
Two Tags (#115954)

Embossing Folder: .
*Woodgrain (#127821)

Embellishments:
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119256)

*Items found in Stampin' Up!'s 2012-2013 Holiday Mini Catalog

Siara was kind enough to feature me on her blog.  You can see her post here.  You can see my post that was featured here.

So go check out Siara's blog and leave her a nice comment.  Then come back and leave me  a comment to let me know what you think.  Would you like to see me feature more Late Night Stampers on my blog?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September Stamp Set of the Month - Perfectly Preserved


Stamp Set of the Month:
“Perfectly Preserved”
Accessory of the Month: Naturals Designer Buttons

When you order the September “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see its versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs.

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!

Note: The designer paper shown will vary within the Orchard Harvest Pack for the kits.

September Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $33.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Perfectly Preserved” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Naturals Designer Buttons plus the FREE kit)

 September Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $25.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Perfectly Preserved” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Naturals Designer Buttons plus the FREE kit)

Additional Quantities of the September Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Early Espresso and Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pads, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cannery Set Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Whisper White Envelopes, SNAIL Adhesive, and Glue Dots

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to Spool!


While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'!  For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - an $8.95 value - for every $40 you spend!  So earn one or earn them all.  There's no limit!

Choose from the following ribbons:

Item Description
Retail Value
126848
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126847
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126844
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126845
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon      $ 8.95


Plus, the August promotions have been extended!


Get a FREE Howl-o-ween project kit (value up to $60) when you join Stampin' Up.  Plus, receive a free thank you gift from me when you join my team!  Extended until 9/16/12






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