Saturday, January 30, 2010

Butterfly Explosion

Here are two more cards I've made using the new butterfly embosslit.  Similar cards, different colors.  Hope you enjoy!

I can't seem to keep away from the butterflies -- maybe I'm ready for spring.  And here we just got a bunch of snow! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hinge Card and Eyelet Border Punch Flower

Hi friends.  Today I have two fun projects for you.  The first card has a flower made with the eyelet border punch.  It's easy to do, but does take some practice.  I know it's a little early for Easter Cards, but I really wanted to show you this flower.  Want to know how to make it?  Come next Thursday to find out.  Details are at the bottom of the post.

The next card is a hinge card.  Don't you love the way it opens?  I need to stamp the sentiment inside, but I'm still looking for the perfect one.  Any suggestions?  If so, leave a comment.  I'd love to know what you think.  We will also make this card next Thursday, though I'm still "tweaking" it.

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used the Sprinkles set to stamp a light background on the top (butterflies) and the bottom (flowers).  It shows up just right in person.  I just couldn't capture it in the picture.

The bottom two butterflies are from the Bigz butterfly die and the small one on top is from the new embosslit.  Isn't is great how they go together?  I'll be posting more butterfly cards in the near future, so be sure to check back soon.

Hostess Club Class (open to all)

We will make three cards:  the two shown above and one more

Thursday, February 4, 2010
10:00 am and 7:00pm
Cost:  $7.00 (free for club members)
Location:  Garner, NC (RSVP for directions)

To register:  e-mail

Want to know how to join the hostess club and be able to attend a class like this free every month?  Send me an e-mail and I'll get right back to you with all the details.

Hope to hear from you!!  Thanks for stopping by, Sue

Monday, January 25, 2010


All the butterflies on this card made me happy, so I used the set Happy Everything set on it.  I've only added happy so far, but the great thing about this set is that when I'm ready to give the card I can customize it.  There are several words to pair with happy -- birthday, days and everything to name a few.  And, if the seven words included in the set aren't enough, you can add words from other sets.  Plus, I just love the font.

Here's an image of the Happy Everything set.  It's available from Stampin' Up for only $18.95.  Please contact me if you'd like to order it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Love Bug Card

Here's a card made with the cute hostess set, Love Bug.  It would make a great Valentine or Anniversary card -- either for your special someone or for a couple whose love you want to recognize.

The ladies in my stamp club made this card at our first meeting, when we made several cards using hostess sets.  That way they were ready to choose which set they wanted when their hostess month came.  Hard to believe our first session is almost over.  We have a spot open when we start up again in March.  Let me know if you'd like to join us or if you'd like more info.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Sue Root

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine Cards using Heart to Heart punch

Here are two cards that use the Heart to Heart punch. The top one uses the Love You Much stamp set and the bottom one uses Three Little Words (which you can get free during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying order.) On the top card, I actually punched a border with the Heart to Heart punch. On the second card I'm thinking about adding a trio of hearts on the bottom right of the inside (like the ones on the front of the card). What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Of course, you can add any sentiment you want on the inside. So, it can be a Valentine's Day card, or it can be a birthday card or anything else appropriate that you want (and you have the stamp for). Teeny Tiny Wishes is a great set for that reason. You get 24 different phrases to choose from.

If you are coming to the Change of Seasons class, let me know if you'd be interested in doing these cards as an add-on.
Thanks for viewing, Sue Root

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Change of Season Class

Change of Season Class

Saturday, January 30, 2010

10:00am at my house
Cost: $10
bring a guest -- someone new to me -- and come for $5
or bring 2 guests and come for free

Come make 4 projects using Stampin' Up supplies:

a snowman to usher out Winter
a love card for Valentine's Day
a flower card to welcome Spring (but in a little darker colors, because it is still Winter)
and a small gift box (either for Valentine's Day, a birthday or possibly other occasion).

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 25 (sooner would be appreciated)

It's hard to see, but the white background is embossed with a flowered texture plate. Sorry about the poor picture quality (all of the photos, but especially this one). It's much more crisp in real life (you can kind of see it in the top picture). Do you know what stamp set I used on this?

This is another option for decorating your box. I'll have another by the time class rolls around. That way, you can tailor the box to your needs. You can't see it in the picture at the top of the post, but there are hearts stamped all over the Valentine box. I used VersaMark for a tone on tone effect.
Please leave a comment about this post or the blog in general so I know you visited. Thanks!

NOTE:  I often look at other people's work, but in the end create my own project (though there may be influences from things I've seen).  However, the s'more snowman card is different.  That is CASEd from another talented stamper.  Unfortunately, my computer crashed before I could save the info.  I've searched the web, but cannot find it again.  So, if this is your creation, please let me know and I'll give you credit.
Sue Root

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sale-a-bration Is Here!

Sale-A-Bration is happening until March 31st! Here's how it works:

Order $50 or more from the 2009 - 2010 Idea Book and Catalog or the new Occasions Mini Catalog and pick any item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free!! There are 6 brand new items that are only available as an S-A-B freebie (including a really cool new punch -- the Scallop Trim Border) and over 50 sets from the Idea Book and Catalog (all of the stamp sets priced $15.95 and below).

Hostess a party with over $300 in sales (or place your own $300 order) and receive a free Sale-A-Bration item. That item is in addition to any you earn for your own purchases and in addition to any regular hostess benefits (a free level 1 or level 2 hostess set and $35 in free merchandise for a $300 party/order).

Join Stampin' Up and choose any set from the Idea Book and Catalog for free (value up to $47.95). Plus, the Standard Starter Kit and the Digital Starter Kit are both 15% off.

Here are links to the catalogs:


Occasions Mini:

Idea Book and Catalog:

One of the trifold shutter cards I posted the other day uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set from the new mini catalog. There are lots of other great items in it, too. Be sure to check it out.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact me by clicking here .

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Circle Circus Cards

Here are some cards made with the awesome Circle Circus set.

The Melon Mambo card that says Thanks... on the front uses the rest of the stamp on the inside:  not just for the BIG things you do, but all the wonderful little things too!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Trifold Shutter Cards

Here are a couple of trifold shutter cards I've done recently.

The first card uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. This catalog has tons of great, new stuff in it! Most of the new sets are now available as clear mount sets (or as wood mount). The stamps are still the high quality rubber with foam backing that you are used to with Stampin' Up stamps. Instead of being mounted on wood, these stamps come unmounted. When you are ready to use one, stick the stamp on an acrylic block and stamp away. When you are done, remove the stamp from the block and return it to its case.

The acrylic blocks SU sells are as thick as the wood blocks, with rounded corners and grooves in the sides for easier handling. The new clear mounts are easy to use and give the same great results you are used to with the wood mount stamps.

In addition, the new clear mounts are cheaper and take up way less space. Each set comes in a case about the size of a DVD case. You can tell I love them. I was just going to upload a couple of cards and ended up writing three paragraphs about the new clear mounts.


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