Sunday, October 28, 2012

Elegant single color sympathy card

Wisteria Wonder With Sympathy

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Stamp sets: Loving Thoughts (pg 136)
Accessories: Flower Garden Folder (Big Shot), Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, sponge

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Primrose Petals

Primrose Pinwheel
Paper: Gumball Green, Rose Red Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Whisper White (scraps & inside)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Build a Blossom
Accessories: Glimmer brads, Blossom Petals Builder punch, hole punch, paper snips,

Card: Fold the sheet of Gumball Green cardstock in half to make card base.
Using paper snips cut “grass” every 1/8” to ¼" along the bottom of the card front.
Adhere Soft Suede cardstock “flower stem” strip in center starting from the grass line.
On scratch Whisper White paper, stamp two Leaves and punch using Blossom Petals Builder punch
Stamp near bottom of scrap, stamp one then punch, second then punch
Adhere leaves to flower stem
Stamp “just for you” or other teeny message on white scrap then run through Big Shot using
Adhere message to bottom right of the card

Pinwheel: With desired pattern side up, fold Rose Red DSP square in half (corner to corner)
Then fold in ½ the other way (should have 4 triangle quadrants when done)
Use pen or marker to mark center spot (will be easy to see later & ultimately hidden by brad)
Cut along folded lines until about 1/2” in from center
Punch a hole in every other corner (1 punch per triangle- so pick all lefts or all rights) and center by carefully bringing the hole punch along a cut line
Gather all 4 corners together by going around in a circle and pulling each toward center adding under each other to layer through Glimmer brad (will demo for you if questions)
Push brad down through center hole & secure in back
Adhere pinwheel to card front- if you plan to mail, ensure pinwheel fits inside shape of cardstock
mine does not as I plan to give in person)

Friday, June 1, 2012



You'll fall in love with the latest In Colors to brighten up any project!
  • Midnight Muse
  • Gumball Green
  • Summer Starfruit
  • Primrose Petals
  • Raspberry Ripple
Check out the products available:

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate is very versatile for homemade envelopes or additional details in a card.

Straight from Stampin' UP! (not me in the video).

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have made a very big change to our Stampin’ Pads.  Introducing firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better!

•Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!

Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!

In addition, our new Stampin’ Pads:

•When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads.
•Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!

•Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)--just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!

•Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!

•Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Tempting Turquoise. All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved.

If you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.

June 1st = New Idea Book and Catalog!  Stampin' UP! have redesigned the book to be more focused- a little slimmer, zoomed in pictures, more inspiration and samples.  I LOVE it.  Take a look and I know you will too!