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Calypso Coral Floral Mini Card

Calypso Coral Tea for Two Mini Card Stampin Up 2

I was so excited to revisit my favorite layout for mini cards – using the adorable Petite Curly Label Punch from the 2013 Sale-a-bration promotion.  This feminine motif of calypso coral flowers makes a sweet Thank You card!

PAPER: Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Lucky Limeade Cardstock.

INK: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Ciao Baby Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Ruffled Ribbon Calypso Coral, Snail Adhesive, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013).



Sale-A-Bration’s Vine Street at Madison Avenue

Sale-a-bration Stampin Up Oh Hello Sycamore Street Thanks 4

Woot Woot for Sale-a-bration! There are some fun tools to play with in the 2013 Sale-a-bration product line, including this Vine Street Folder and Madison Avenue Clear stamp set.  My absolute favorite in SAB: Sycamore Street DSP

Earn FREE PRODUCTS from Sale-a-bration until March 22!

PAPER: Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock.

INK: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers.

STAMP SETS: Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013), Madison Avenue Clear (Sale-a-bration 2013).

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Dimensionals, Vine Street Folder, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Snail Adhesive.


Chevron on Chevron – Thinking of You

Tea for Two Chevron Thinking of You Oh Hello Stampin Up5

Chevron designs are all the rage! In the new Spring 2013 Catalog, there are several Designer Series Paper sets that include this popular design, including this one: Tea for Two DSP.

Here, I paired the chevrons of the DSP with embossed cardstock using Chevron Folder.  I love  the elegance of subtle details!

PAPER: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog), Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad, Marina Mist Stampin’ Pad, Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Oh Hello Clear (Spring 2013 Catalog) Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood, Tea Shoppe Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Modern Label Punch, Chevron Folder for Big Shot Embossing. Snail AdhesiveScallop Dots Ribbon Chocolate Chip.

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Petite Cards with Sale-a-Bration’s Pretty Petites

Mini Card Print Poetry Stampin Up Petite Curly Punch Hello 13

Inspired by my new stamping friend, Lisa Kmiec and her Petite Hello Card, I created these mini cards with Print Poetry DSP and 2012-2014 Cardstock.  So adorable!  The new Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label Punch makes this project easy and fun!


PAPER: Print Poetry DSP (Spring 2013), Midnight Muse Cardstock, Gumball Green Cardstock, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Primrose Petals Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad, Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad, Gumball Green Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Pretty Petites Clear (SAB 2013).

TOOLS & EMBELLLISHMENTS: Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Snail Adhesive, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green, Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse.


Don’t forget to check out the Sale-a-bration 2013 promotion….FREE products available until 3/22/13.


Oh, Hello! Parker’s Patterns

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I hope you have had a chance to check out the NEW Spring Catalog.  There is a great Designer Series Paper available for masculine projects on Page 20 called Parker’s Patterns DSP.  This set has trendy patterns that are made with some great bold colors, including Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Very Vanilla.

True to the Stampin’ Up reputation to stay on trend, this pack includes a few chevron pattern options, which is a popular design this year.




Neutrals Brads Small – $1.59 CLEARANCE

PAPER: Parker’s Patterns DSP (Spring 2013), Marina Mist Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Cardstock.

INK: Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Pad, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Oh Hello Wood / Oh Hello Clear, Beyond Plaid Wood / Beyond Plaid Clear.

TOOLS: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive, Apothecary Framelits for Big Shot Die Cutting, Paper-Piercing Tool.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Emboss Powder ClearNeutrals Brads Small ($1.59 – Clearance Rack Jan. 2013), Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for special deals this month! I used an oldie-but-goodie in this project when I scored these Neutrals Brads Small for only $1.59.  It includes 80 brads (4 colors – 20 each).  What a super deal!

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DIY: Keepsake Treasure Chest | TECHNIQUE: One Sheet Wonder Bag

Gumball Green Spartie Purse Gift Stampin Up2

As a special surprise for my Mom, I created this Michigan State Spartans themed purse to preserve her Sparty keepsakes of ticket stubs and small mementos from excursions to her alma mater.

I used Gumball Green Cardstock for the classic MSU green and embellished with Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green and Silver Glimmer Paper.  It was really fun to add several grommets with my Crop-A-Dile to further the purse-appearance.  I even added a small envelope as an interior pocket made with DSP from Patterns Pack 2012-2014.

For the structure of the bag, I used the 8.5×11 version of Kelly Gettlefinger’s One Sheet Wonder Bag (See Video Link Below – Kelly makes it super easy to understand).  This pattern is so awesome – no trimming involved! Just score and fold, then glue and embellish!  I modified by pinching the sides and adding the lid (made with a Label Collection Framelit, then trimmed).  Incredibly versatile way to create a standard box or purse.  I will definitely make this pattern again!

PAPER: Gumball Green Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Patterns Pack 2012-2014.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Crop-A-Dile, Silver Grommets, Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green, Bitty Banners Framelits, Label Collection Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder.

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TECHNIQUE: One Sheet Wonder Bag by Kelly Gettelfinger

This video contains instructions to create a standard size card box from 12×12 cardstock and this smaller box from 8.5×11 cardstock.  With Kelly’s design, you can whip up this 3D gift in a few minutes!


Patio Party Flip Card

Patio Party is the perfect whimsical complement to the Flip Card layout.  Paired with Baja Breeze and Primrose Petals, this Designer Series Paper is great for a cheery greeting.

I really like this whimsical layout and fold.  I have seen a Sizzix die for easily cutting out this type of card with the Big Shot, but the dimensions do not result in a standard size card.  With custom cutting on my new favorite tool (The Stampin’ Trimmer, of course!), I can customize the location and size of the centerpiece, as well as the overall size.  I love the new trimmer for exact cuts – I would never have attempted this project before.  Surprisingly, there are no overcuts or cross-hair cuts to be found in this card! What a feat!

PAPER: Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze Cardstock, Primrose Petals Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock.

INK: Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Reason to Smile (July 2012 Promotion); Petite Pairs Wood / Petite Pairs Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Knife, Stamp-A-Ma-JigStitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

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Sweet Friend Card | Technique: Origami Butterfly

This is my very first origami project and I was reading that I should start with a small and simple object.  This butterfly fit the bill.  I love the polka dot pattern DSP! Perfect for a whimsical butterfly!  See below for Origami tutorial. Simple and easy to create!

PAPER: Primrose Petals Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper.

INK: Many Marvelous Markers, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: You Are Loved Wood / You Are Loved Clear.

TOOLS: Modern Label Punch, Bone Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

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TECHNIQUE: Origami Butterfly

1. Cut two 2-inch squares from Designer Series Paper.

2. Position paper square on the diagonal, printed side down.  Fold square on the diagonal, wrong sides facing (Fig. 1).

3. With fold positioned at bottom, fold triangle in half (Fig.2); unfold.

4. Fold top of triangle down (Fig. 3) so that top point extends somewhat below bottom edge (Fig. 4).

5. Fold sides down on the diagonal (Fig. 4).  Resulting shape should look like butterfly wings (Fig. 5).

TIP: Use the Bone Folder at each step to get a tight crease.  This will help with the bulk of multiple layers of folding.

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