Monday, March 19, 2018

New SAB items

On March 15th, Stampin' Up! added even more Sale-a-Bration (SAB) options. I'm going to highlight some of these items. While the previously released SAB items are exclusive to SAB and not available for purchase, this release includes current items. In order to get one of these items free with your $50 purchase, you must use the special SAB item number.

Here are the items from the newest release with their SAB item number.

One of the new items is the Birthday Memories DSP. There are so many cute things you can do -- from cards to birthday decorations.

Or how about a pair of Stampin' Write Markers? The set includes Chocolate Chip & Tranquil Tide. Maybe the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is more your speed. And for those who love embossing folders, there are several more to choose from. Another option is the Pick A Pattern 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Pack. This pack includes Emerald Envy cardstock, which is what I used on the St. Patrick's Day card I recently posted, as well as Flirty Flamingo and Sahara Sand.

Or check out everything that comes with the Color Me Happy Project Kit. You can get the stamps to complete the cards as part of your $50 order to get the card kit for free. Stampin' Up! does note that this kit is only available while supplies last, but this close to the end of SAB, I think all of the exclusive items are that way, too.

Can you believe the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper is an option? Who doesn't love sparkly stuff? Get 24 6" x 6" glittered sheets: 8 each of 3 colors (Iridescent, light green, turquoise) .  

A couple of framelit sets have also been added at the $100 level. Check out all of the options, new and previously released, here. If you place an order using hostess code UVGRJHMT I'll send you a free thank you gift. Or if you're local, you can be part of my upcoming group order. Thank you!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Leprechaun Card

My St. Patrick's Day card this year features a cute, little leprechaun who is made with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and the Santa stamp from Cookie Cutter Christmas. I found several versions on Pinterest but as far as I can tell, I think the original idea came from Kirsteen Gill.
The shamrock was made with the stamp set Heart Happiness, except the stem which is from the hostess set Tranquil Tulips. I stamped off before stamping each heart on the card so that it coordinated with the leprechaun but was lighter to look like a background.

Colors are Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Basic Black (the belt and hatband), Smoky Slate (the buckles), Soft Suede (mittens and boots), and Cajun Craze (the beard). The dark part of the outfit is colored with Stampin' Write Markers and the lighter part is colored with ink and Aqua Painters. I stamped him on Very Vanilla so the face wasn't quite so bright as it would be with Whisper White.

To make the hat, which besides the colors is the biggest part of turning Santa into a leprechaun, stamp a second belt on scrap cardstock. Color it and cut it out to be your hat band. Trim off some of the outside edge of Santa's hat so it doesn't stick out, but be sure to leave some of it to attach a small piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. Mine is 1/2" by 3/4"  Put the hat band over the edge of the cardstock to cover where it joins.

The greeting came from the set that covers just about every occasion - Teeny Tiny Wishes. If you don't have it, think about getting it. It's helped me out many a time when I haven't had a message I needed.

Hope you get a chance to make some of these cute little leprechauns and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day in a couple days.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms in Fresh Fig

I think this Heartfelt Blooms set is beautiful. And I love that I got it for free! You can, too, with a $50 or more purchase through March 31st. Current Hostess code if you order online is UVGRJHMT.

This stamp set coordinates well with the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.

Here is a close-up of the Clear Faceted Gem I used on the center of the flower. Look how glittery it is!

The ribbon is Silver 1/8" Ribbon. The gems and the ribbon are both available in gold.

Remember that Salt-a-Bration ends 3/31/18 and then this set will no longer be availabe, so get yours now.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

South for the Winter - NC SU Demos Blog Hop

It's time for another NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop. This month the theme is South for the Winter - something that makes us think of warmer times as we're starting to get tired of winter. Of course, when this theme was picked, I'll be no one expected it to 70 degrees.

When I think of warm weather, I think of lemonade. And lemonade makes me think of my mom and sister because it's a staple on our mother daughter weekends. And that makes me happy!

So, I created a card using Lemon Zest. It's fitting, because this sentiment is something my mom instilled in my sister and me. Maybe not in these exact words, but certainly the intent.

Stamps: Lemon Zest
Ink: Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Cardstock: Garden Green, Whisper White
Punch: Lemon Builder Punch

Here's how I finished off the inside:

We'll be making this card in my upcoming Birthday Stamp-a-Stack next Saturday and the following Monday. If you're local to the Raleigh/Garner area and would like to come, let me know. Details are on the Classes/Events page.

Thanks for joining us on this month's blog hop. Click the picture below to be taken to the next blog.  I'm sure Kathy Svedberg will have something great for you.

In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire list. Enjoy!

Toni Campana -

Tamra Davis -

Jo Anne Hewins -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

Laurie Meier -

Sue Root - You are here.

Kathy Svedberg -

Frances Wagner -

Christina Walker -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Eastern Medallions - Take 2

As promised in my last post, here's another card featuring the Eastern Medallions thinlits and Eastern Beauty stamp set. I love the little enjoy today stamp. I use it a lot! If I make this card again, I think I'll emboss the sentiment. It shows up nicely using the Whisper White Craft ink, but it would really pop if it was embossed. Either way, you can't go wrong.

Eastern Medallions thinlits and Eastern Beauty stamp set are available as a bundle (click here to see it and order). During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), add another small item to your order (to get over $50), and you can get a free SAB item, too. Current Hostess Code: QNZAPX4V.

This Mixed Medallions Card Kit might be a good SAB choice since it's a similar style. This card set is FREE but it's only available during Sale-a-Bration and only with a $50 order. Don't miss out!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Berry Burst Eastern Medallions

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card featuring the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I like how the stamp is curved to fit around the die cut. Colors are Berry Burst and Whisper White.

I love how when this thinlit is cut with the Big Shot, the design stays attached in the cardstock and lets the background show through. Here's a close up so you can see how cool it looks. Most of the thinlits in this set cut out normally and they look great, too, but at least one other thinlit stays attached like this one. I'll post a card using that die soon so you can see it, too.

If you want a stand alone medallion/flower, it's easy to snip the little connecting pieces between the petals like I did in the sunflower card seen here. Two uses from one great die!

These items are available as a bundle (click here to see it and order). During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), add another small item to your order (to get over $50), and you can get a free SAB item, too. Current Hostess Code: QNZAPX4V.

This Mixed Medallions Card Kit might be a good SAB choice since it's a similar style. This card set is FREE but it's only available during Sale-a-Bration and only with a $50 order. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine Treat Bag


Yesterday I posted the Valentine Eclipse card that we made in last month's club. Today I have another project from that club class. It's a treat bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

I have to confess - this isn't my bag. There was a little mishap with my bag, so the band is mine but the bag shown is actually one that one of my club members made.

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the hearts are from Tabs For Everything, The DSP is retired, but since I found 5 packs of it in my stash, I decided to use it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love Eclipse Card

Here is my first attempt at an Eclipse card. I've been thinking about trying this technique for a while but when one of my club members asked about doing one, that was all it took for me to finally give it a try. We made this card last month in club.


Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Tabs For Everything (the heart), and Good Greetings (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Big Shot: Large Letters Framelits

Sorry the sentiment is from a retired set. You could use the Be Mine or XOXO stamps from Bloomin' Love and they would look great there -- maybe even better.

This angled shot shows the letters a little better. They are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, but I highly recommend using the Foam Adhesive Strips. For one thing, they are skinnier so they fit under the letters better. I had to cut up a lot of dimensionals. For another, they are a little thicker than the dimensionals, so you'll get a little more contrast showing.

Letters with openings, like the O, can be left empty or the center cut out can be put back in. If you put the center cut out back in, be sure to glue it down flat. I liked the extra pop of red on this card. If your image spans onto or over the center, I think it looks better with the center back in.

I hope you'll give this technique a try. They are kind of addictive. The whole time we were making this card, people kept coming up with words and names they wanted to use for Eclipse cards. 

If you are in the Garner/Southern Wake County/Raleigh, NC area and you'd like to join us to make 3 fun projects a month, a new stamp club will be starting in April. I also allow non-club members as space permits. Contact me for more info.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Epic Celebrations Guitar

This card was made with the Epic Celebrations Sale-a-Bration (SAB) set. I think it's great for teenager cards, but doesn't have to be limited to teens and young adults. I'm pretty sure some of the members of our Praise and Worship team at church would enjoy receiving this card as would probably any guitarist.

I used the Aqua Painter and ink to color the guitar. All of the stamps are from Epic Celebrations, which you can get for free with a $50 purchase through March 31, 2018.

Here's a picture of all the stamps in this set:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fast Fuse - Buy 1, Get 2 Refills FREE

Update: This sale has ended. According to what I've seen, Stampin' Up! went through a huge amount of Fast Fuse in a short time. WAY MORE than the whole 5 days of the last sale. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The other deals at the end of this email are still available.

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Back!

As promised, Stampin' Up! brought back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal! For five days only, when you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE—while supplies last! This is the perfect time to stock up and save. So, hurry and get those orders placed. This deal will be gone before you know it!

There is no limit! Order as many as you want!

Remember, if your order is over $50, you get a free Sale-a-Bration item.

February 8–12, 2018 -- While supplies last!


Hostess Code: QNZAPX4V

Fast Fuse is a great product! It comes in a handy dispenser, similar to SNAIL, but is a stronger adhesive for those projects that need a little more holding power.

I use Fast Fuse for lighter 3-d projects, such bags made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and DSP.
Its extra strength helps pieces embossed with an embossing folder adhere better and stay put.
I've even been known to use it with ribbon and embellishments.
This is definitely an adhesive you want in your stamping kit!

Check out this video by Stampin' Up! for tips and information and then look below for a few tips I've learned that will make your Fast Fuse experience even better:

1) Use a light hand. You do not want to press down hard when using your Fast Fuse.
2) When you are done running the adhesive on your project, use a flick of the wrist (kind of like making a check mark) to break the tape as you remove the dispenser from the project.
3) If adhesive globs up on the dispenser, especially around the area where the tape comes out, clean it off to keep the tape running smoothly.

Promotion Details:

To receive your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills will be added to your order automatically. Once they’ve been added, the price listed for the two refills will show $0.00.
  • This promotion will not apply when ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • This promotion is while supplies last only.
  • Based on our forecasts, we have over-purchased to try to ensure we have enough Fast Fuse Adhesive in stock to support high demand during this promotion.
  • However, due to challenges sourcing this product, we have a large—but finite—amount of Fast Fuse Adhesive we are able to sell.
    • We will turn the promotion off if our Fast Fuse Adhesive supply reaches a predetermined threshold. So don't delay. Place your order now!

  • Want to save even more?

    *What a Gem Paper Pumpkin kit is 50% off through Valentine's Day!

  • *While you're ordering your Fast Fuse, check out the Clearance Rack.
  • *Place a $150 order and get free Stampin' Rewards.
  • *If the order gets to $250, you'll get a bonus $25 in Stampin' Rewards.

  • And, if you still want more savings, join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my team.

  • *Choose $125 in Stampin' Up! products for only $99 (and no shipping!).
  • *Through 3/31/18, get 2 free stamp sets with your starter kit.
  • *New demonstrators save 20% on their orders.
  • *Opportunities to earn more free stuff with the Stampin' Start program.
  • *Contact me for details or click here to join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my team.
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