Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thinlits Card Dies

Exciting News!!!

One of the most exciting announcements at Convention was the introduction of the new

Thinlits Card Dies.  I can't wait to get my hands on these dies.  The samples shared at convention were so fun.

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
133479Label Card Thinlits Die$32.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$32.95
Available August 1, 2013
These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!
  • These dies will make it easy to mass produce impressive "flip" cards. They would make great announcements, invitations, or Christmas cards. Let me help you select all the supplies to create your cards.
  • These Thinlits Card Dies will be available through the 2013-2014 catalog year; 
  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fun with the Six-Sided Sampler

I spent some time over the weekend playing with many of my new Stampin' Up products.  There are so many great new bundles.  One of the best is the Six-Sided Sampler bundle.  It is perfect for clean and simple cards.  The hexagon shape coordinates with our Honeycomb texture folder too.  

At convention, we received several "make and take" projects.  Since I decided to "take and make" mine, I worked on them over the weekend.  One of them used the color combination of Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.  WOW, do they look great together!
I stamped and punched a variety of hexagons from the Six-Sided Sampler.  There are so many ways to group them together.  The stamp set includes 8 different hexagon designs and 3 different sentiments.  What a deal!

Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White
Ink:  Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay
Cool Tools:  Hexagon Punch and Honeycomb texture folder
Accessories:  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Don't Miss Out on the Paper Pumpkin Promotion

I joined Paper Pumpkin a few months ago and love it.  The projects are so cute and easy to do with the supplies and easy to follow instructions.  You can even choose to step up the projects by adding something extra.

This is a great way to try stamping without making a big investment.  Do you have a friend or relative who has hesitated to try stamping?  Wouldn't this be great for them?

It is also a great time for dedicated stampers to check out the My Paper Pumpkin kits.  It is a little surprise in your mailbox each month.  The investment is minimal - $10 each month for the first two months.  What a deal!  You can even opt out at any time with no penalty. 

In addition to supplies to make 4 cards with envelopes, the introductory kit includes a clear mount block which can be used with all subsequent kits.  Block D is a $8.50 value.

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

Questions? We Have Answers . . .

Q: If the offer is only for new customers, can't I just cancel my existing membership and re-sign up using the special code?
A: No. When you cancel and try to re-sign up with the same e-mail address, the system will recognize you and reinstate your former membership. The promo code will not work.
Q: Can I just cancel and re-sign up using a different e-mail address and use the promo code?
A: Yes, this option will work, but keep in mind you will receive the Welcome Kit on your first month. That means you will miss the actual kit of that month and you will really only get one new discounted kit in the end.

Q: How do my customers redeem the special offer?
A: Have your customers visit, click on "Join Now" and enter all of their information. Make sure they select "1" as the quantity for kits and enter the coupon code PUMPKINDEAL in the promo code box which is located just below the kit quantity. They will then finish with payment information and click "Submit." They will receive a confirmation and a request to set up a password. They can return and do that at any time.
Q: What if I sign up to get more than one kit per month?
A: That's great-more fun for you. However, the two-month discount will only apply to one kit each month.
Q: Is the Try-It Kit discounted?
A: No. It is still available for regular price. (Item #132600 $16.95.) This promotion does not apply to the Try-It Kit at all.
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One More Convention Swap

Here is my last Convention swap for this year.  It uses the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, which I just love.  The prints are so pretty.  There was a beautiful Christmas display featuring the Modern Medley at the Stampin' Up home office in Salt Lake City.  Can't wait to try out some of their ideas.

I swapped for lots of great cards at convention and plan to CASE some of the ideas.  Of course, I will have to add a twist of my own.  So stay tuned for future posts.

Card Details
Stamp Sets:  Feel Goods and Happy Day
Paper:  Modern Medley, Real Red, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Real Red and Staz'On Black
Cool Tools:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches.
Accessories:  Designer Rhinestones

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

It is time for another great sketch challenge at the Pals Paper Arts.  Here is this weeks sketch.

Here is my entry!  I used product from the Holiday Catalog.  Remember, you can order the new products beginning August 1st.  Get ready to be impressed because Stampin' Up has done it again.

I had so much fun playing with the brand new Halloween goodies.  With the cooler temperatures in Kansas this weekend, it reminds me that fall is just around the corner.  
Card Details
Stamp Set: Halloween Bash
Paper:  Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie and Staz'On Black
Cool Tools:  Decorative Label and Scallop Oval punches
Accessories:  Designer Rhinestones and Black Scalloped Ribbon

Stay tuned because I made a few more using these products.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Fun with the Pals at Convention

I was thrilled to be one of the Stampin' Pretty Pals recognized for their sales and recruiting achievements.   Here we are pictured in the Stampin' Up! Recognition Room (left to right):  Kris Kilcoyne (Mary Fish's assistant), Ann Schach, Mary Fish, Nicole Picadura, Brian King, Kerry Willard Bray, Ginger Toivonen and me.  Not pictured Liz Hughes.
I was recognized at one of the General Sessions and got to enjoy some perks in the Recognition Room during the Convention.

Mary, our fearless leader, was recognized at Awards Night for the following accomplishments.   
  • #1 for the Most Promotions to Senior Associate (Recruiting)
  • #1 for Most Promotions to Supervisor and Up (Leadership)
  • #3 in Sales (up from last year)!  

Here is a picture of Mary with Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin' Up.
I am fortunate to be a member of such a supportive group and have access to their experience and guidance.  You too could enjoy these benefits and have the opportunity to attend convention next year.  If you have interested in joining my team, contact me at .
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Convention General Swaps

Convention is over and I am home.  WOW!  Last week was incredible.  I met some incredible people, got lots of new ideas, and made special memories.  I can't wait to share new projects made with all of the loot we got at convention.  I LOVE TO WIN PRIZES!  
A part of convention are the swaps.  Earlier, I shared the card I made for the Pals Swap.  In addition to the Pals swap I made 100 card fronts to exchange with other demonstrators attending convention.  Swapping is a great way to get new ideas to share with my customers.  I will be sharing one of my cards today and another next week.

I made this card in two different color combinations:  Midnight Muse/Real Red and Rich Razzleberry/Old Olive.  The Whisper White card front was run through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain texture folder.  The Midnight Muse Label was cut in half and the Festive pack was used to add piercing to the edge.  A sentiment from Round Array was added to an Artisan Label.

Card Details
Stamp Set:  A Round Array, Label Love.
Paper:  Brights Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Midnight Muse or Old Olive
Ink:  Real Red/Midnight Muse or Rich Razzleberry/Old Olive
Cool Tools:  7/8" Scallop and Artisan Label Punches, Labels Framelits, Festive Paper Pierce Pack.
Accessories:  Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pals Card Convention Card Swap

Today, I am sharing my card for the Pals Swap at convention.  My cards feature the Blooming with Kindness flower, the 2013-2014 In-colors, and Designer Series Paper. 

The card base measures 8 1/2" by 11", scored at 4 1/4".  I stamped the 4" x 5 1/4" with the flower from Blooming with Kindness and the water spots from the initial Paper Pumpkin.  Then, it was run through the Big Shot in the Mosaic texture folder.  A 1 1/2" X 4" piece of  the same color of In-Color Designer Series Paper was added to the bottom of the Whisper White card front.  A stack of coordinating pennant strips was run through the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The sentiment is from the Label Love bundle. 

Card Details
Stamp Sets:  Label Love, Bloomin' with Kindness
Paper:  In-color Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake,and Smoky Slate
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, and Smoky Slate
Cool Tools:  Mosaic and Perfect Polka Dots texture folders, Artisan Label Punch, 1 " Square Punch

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Six-Sided Sampler

Recently, I noticed a card on LeeAnn Greff's blog using the Six-Sided Sampler bundle.  It was my inspiration for our second project at Stamp Club this month.  I tried out a few versions but finally settled on one using Coastal Cabana (my personal favorite from the new In-Colors).  I stamped 6 different hexagons, trimmed them slightly to fit on a hexagon punched from Coastal Cabana.  These were arranged to form a flower.  A Basic Black 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, a Coastal Cabana 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, and 7/8" Scallop Circle sentiment from A Round Array were layered to form the center of the flower.  I love the way Stampin' Up punches can be stacked in so many ways. 

Tip:  When I added "my friend" sentiment to the card front, it was a bit crooked.  So I stamped a second time on the smallest of the Deco Labels and added it under the Basic Black border.  Remember, there are no mistakes in stamping just opportunities.  :)

Card Details
Stamp Set:  Six-Sided Sampler and A Round Array
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, and Coastal Cabana
Ink:  Black Staz'On
Cool Tools:  Hexagon Punch, Deco Labels Collection, 1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 7/8" Scallop Punches, and Honeycomb Texture folder.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bitty Butterfly Bling

I want to share a little something I made for my roommates at convention.  I sure hope they like it.

I had some silver trays and chain in my stash from last year,s Creating Keepsakes Convention.  Since the Pals will be wearing Real Red and Pool Party on Thursday and Friday, I decided to go with these colors and a little bling.  I used a 1" square punched from the Silver Glimmer paper and a 3/4" circle punched from the Red Glimmer paper as my background for the Itty Bitty Butterfly.  The butterfly was stamped with Staz'On Black ink and colored with Real Red and Coastal Cabana.  Two Designer Pearls were added.  The initials were stamped with the Designer Type Photopolymer Stamp set and punched with one of the Itty Bitty Punches. I used Crystal Effects to seal the design.
They were packaged in Stampin' Up cellophane bags with a tag made using the Chalktalk bundle.
Can't wait to share these with my roomies!

Product details
Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Designer Type Photpolymer Stamp Set, 6 Sided Sampler
Paper:  Silver and Red Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Staz'On, Real Read and Coastal Cabana
Cool Tools:  1" Square punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly punch
Accessories:  Crystal Effects and Designer Pearls
Non-SU: Silver Tray and chain

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mosaic Madness Borders Add Style!

 I wanted to share another quick and simple card made using the Mosaic Madness Bundle.  Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Black make a real statement on the Very Vanilla background.

The Mosaic Madness set includes two border stamps.  I used one of these on this card to add a design element to the card.  The spacing of the stamped images is easy to do when using the clear mount stamps but you can use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the perfect placement.  I added the mosaics, a little ribbon, and the sentiment.  Quick and simple card done!

Card Details
Stamp sets:  Feel Goods, Mosaic Madness
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Basic Black
Ink:  Real Read, Smoky Slate, Black Staz'On
Cool Tools:  Mosaic Punch
Accesories:  Designer Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Offer

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

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Stamp Club Project #1

Saturday was the beginning of our new year for Stamp Club.  We made a card and a cute little notebook.  It was a busy class and took a little longer than usual but was well worth it.  Everyone had the opportunity to try out some great new products from the Annual Catalog.

The Designer Series paper collections were redesigned this year and they are wonderful.  There are 4 different designs, two with light backgrounds and 2 with dark backgrounds.  You may notice the prints coordinate with some of our most popular texture folders- the Chevron, Fancy Fan, and Perfect Polka Dots.  Be sure to check them out in the catalog. For the notebook cover, everyone got to pick out their favorite 2013-2014 In Color:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, or Strawberry Slush.  We used Tombow Mono Glue to adhere the DSP to the cover.  Remember a little goes a long way.  
A Whisper White and a Coastal Cabana label were cut using the brand NEW Deco Labels Collection.  Baked Brown Sugar was used to ink around the edges of the Coastal Cabana label.  Then 3 different flowers from the Flower Shop Stamp Set were stamped in a coordinating color and cut out using the Pansy Punch.  I love this set!  Everyone decorated the centers in a variety of ways.   I kept mine simple by adding a single Designer Pearl to the center of one flower.
The sentiment from Chalk Talk adds the final touch.
I can't wait to make more of these notebooks.  They will make great little gifts.
Project Details
Stamp Sets:  Chalk Talk, Flower Shop 
Paper:  In-Color Designer Series, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink:  Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar
Cool Tools:  Pansy Punch, Deco Labels framelits, Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories:  Sponge Daubers, Designer Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Mono Glue

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gingham Garden and Label Love

Just a quick post today.  Thanks to several good friends I have completed 156 cards swaps for convention.  Just a few things left to do.  I am looking forward to an exciting week.

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago using the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and the Label Love bundle.  I am getting a lot of mileage out of this set.  The sentiments are great and the coordinating punch makes the work easy and quick.

The Gingham Garden prints are so sweet.  They just make me smile.
Card Details
Stamp Set: Label Love
Paper:  Gingham Garden DSP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Island Indigo
Cool Tools:  2 1/2"  and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Artisan Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch.
Accessories:  Melon Mambo ribbon (retired)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Crazy for Mosaics

Mosaics are in!  I have been seeing them used in clothing, towels, wall art, and bedding.  They are everywhere.  Stampin' Up is on the cutting edge again. The Mosaic Madness bundle is a "got to have" from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  This past weekend I made several different cards using the same color combo of Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black.
I stamped  and punched out several mosaics in the 3 colors.  Then I added the mosaic texture to a portion of the Very Vanilla card base.  I tried several combinations of mosaics on the texture background to form the design.
One of the border stamps was stamped on a 4 1/4" X 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla and matted in Basic Black.  The Feel Goods sentiment was stamped in Real Red on the lower right hand corner of the card front.  Mixed Medley pennants were added next to the sentiment. 
Card Details
Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Feels Good
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Mixed Medley
Ink:  Staz'On Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Tools:  Mosaic Texture Folder, 1" Square punch, and Designer Pearls
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the July Pals Blog Hop to celebrate the 2013-15 In Colors! Are you ready to see wonderful creations made with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana? We all love to make these projects, we hope you enjoy viewing them.  
You should have just left stop number 22 on the Pals Hop - Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I have a few cards to share with you today.  All of them were made using Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar. I ordered the Best of Flowers a couple of months ago but had never used it.  So today was a good day to try it out.  I love the small images.  They were easy to use on these quick and simple cards.

 Card Details
Stamp Sets:  Best of Flowers, Chalk Talk
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, and Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, and Pear Pizzaz
Tools and Accessories:  Chalk Talk framelits, 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" Circle Punches, Extra Large Oval Punch, Blender Pens, Chevron and Mosaic Texture folders.

 The next stop is Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb, stop number 24 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  3. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  6. Laurie Chilton at Stampin Ink
  7. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  11. Peggy Noe at
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  13. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  18. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Shirley Sumption at Look At My Cute Stuff
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Buy 3 Get One FREE!

Check out this fabulous special on Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
My picks include:
Gingham Garden
Mixed Medley
Birthday Basics
Eastern Elegance

A splash of pattern can give your paper crafting projects instant WOW!  Now through July 31, buy three packs of select Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE!  Stock up!  Buy SIX and get two free!  There is no maximum limit!
Choose any Designer Series Paper on pages 151, 153 and 154 of the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with the following exceptions, which are not included:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered using hostess rewards

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