Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pennant Parade Banner

Today's card is a more traditional use of the Pennant Parade set. This card is a CASE of a cute card by a fellow demonstrator, Krista Fenton. I used her layout with a different color combination.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • These fun pennants make a cute banner for a variety of occasions. They can spell out a name or initials or you can embellish them with a sentiment and buttons as shown here.
  • Choose a color scheme that suits the recipient or the occasion.
  • Add twine bows to reinforce the illusion of a banner.

  • Stamp Sets - Pennant Parade (W 122740, C 122742)
  • Ink - Rich Razzleberry (115658), Tempting Turquoise (100814), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
  • Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry (115316), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder (117335), Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361)
  • Accessories - White Baker's Twine (124262) Brights Designer Buttons (119747)

Keep on stamping!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good-bye Summer Mini!

Even though we are definitely still in the dog days of summer here in Georgia, it is time to say good-bye to the Summer mini catalog and prepare to  say hello to the holidays.

August 31 is the last day to order from the summer catalog. Order your favorites now while they are still available.

Here are my favorite samples from this summer.
Bold Blossom stamp set, Beyond the Garden DSP, Blossom Bouquet punch

The Open Sea stamp set

Pretty Postage stamp set, Postage Stamp punch

Bold Blossom stamp set, Blossom Bouquet punch

Travel Log stamp set and Nautical Expedition DSP

Strength & Hope stamp set

The Open Sea stamp set
Land of the Free ala carte stamp, The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition DSP
Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition designer series paper are to die for. But they were not carried over into the 2011-2012 catalog. Get them now before they are gone!
  • The Travel Log stamp set is a great set for scrapbooking vacation photos.
  • Land of the Free is perfect for cards honoring our military or expressing your patriotism.
  • Stampin' Up! is supporting breast cancer research with a $2 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) for every sale of the Strength & Hope stamp set through August 31.

Keep on stamping!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Christmas in August

Beginning now, I need to make a few Christmas cards a week in order to be ready to send them in early December. I have good intentions now. Let's see if I follow through or whether I am pulling an all-nighter to get them done in December!

Here is my Christmas card for this week. It uses the Pennant Parade stamp set. I love that this set can be used for multiple things. Of course, it makes adorable pennant banners on a card but it can also be used as Christmas trees. The set includes the tree base as well as the stars.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Liven up your background using the Hello Doily, stamped in a monochromatic shade of ink.
  • Add interest to the main image panel by using the larger pennant for the the center tree and popping it up with a dimensional.
  • Use punches to make quick work of lining up your sentiments.

  • Stamp Sets - Pennant Parade (W 999999, C 122742), Hello Doily (W 122845), Teeny Tiny Wishes (W 115370)
  • Ink - Old Olive (102277), Real Red(103133), Chocolate Chip (100908)
  • Card Stock - Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), Modern Label punch (119849), Word Window punch (119857), 1/2" Circle punch (119869)
Keep on stamping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hello Doily

  Today I am sharing a card I made with my stamp club ladies last week. We focused on heat embossing at this meeting and made this beauty.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Emboss your image with white embossing powder on white cardstock, then sponge away to reveal the design.
  • Begin lightly sponging in the center of the image then work toward the outer edges. Layer on the color until you reach the effect you are looking for.
  • Add some punched flowers to the center of the image and finish it off with some pearls.

  • Stamp Sets - Hello Doily (W 122845), Notably Ornate (W 117098, C120561)
  • Ink - Island Indigo (122937), Lucky Limeade(122935), Versamark(102283)
  • Card Stock - Island Indigo(122923), Lucky Limeade(122926), Whisper White (100730)) 
  • Tools - Modern Label Punch (119849), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)
  •  Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon (122977), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132
Keep on stamping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Strength & Hope

Today's card is a CASE of a card I saw online. Unfortunately, I don't remember where, so I don't know who to give credit to.

The Strength & Hope stamp set shown here is only available until the end of the month. Click the Shop Online button on the right side to order from my online store.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Mask off the right side of the card base. I like to use Post-it notes.
  • Stamp the leaves image from the My Friend stamp set using Versamark ink.
  • Emboss with clear embossing powder. Then sponge the colors before removing the mask.

  • Stamp Sets - Strength & Hope (W 118100, C 123660), My Friend (W 122585, C 122587)
  • Ink - Marina Mist (119668), Old Olive (102277)
  • Card Stock - Very Vanilla (101650)
  •  Accessories - Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Marina Mist Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119772)
Keep on stamping!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kindness Matters

I'm going vintage today with this pretty card. Lots of layers, texture, and sponging add that vintage charm. This was my swap card for a recent swap with a group of demonstrators.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Use the new Designer Frames embossing folders to create a quick frame for your focal image. You can trim around the folder as I did for this card or emboss the frame directly on your card base.
  • When you are going for the vintage look, the En Francais background stamp is perfect for adding another layer of detail to the focal layer.
  • Use a blender pen to softly color the butterflies.
  • Emboss the Very Vanilla layer using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to add texture.
  • Sponge the edges of each layer using a sponge dauber.
  • Choose your embellishments to match the theme of your card. The soft seam binding ribbon is easy to tie and matches the soft, aged look. The Antique Brad and Basic Pearls are the finishing touch.

  • Stamp Set - Kindness Matters (W 122900, C 122902), En Francais (109521)
  • Ink - Marina Mist (119668), Early Expresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), Crumb Cake (121030)
  • Card Stock - Marina Mist (119682), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Accessories - Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Antique Brads (117273), Basic Pearls (119247)
  • Tools - Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Lace Ribbon border punch (122362), Designer Frames Embossing Folder (123130), Sponge Daubers (102892), Blender Pens (102845), Boho Blossom punch (119858)
Keep on stamping!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Exciting August Special!

During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! Use this limited-time offer to stock up on all your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Things to Remember
  • There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper a you can earn.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered in Hostess free does not qualify for the promotion.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hostess Designer Series Paper, are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
  • Click here to see all the details!