Last Day to Order From the Current Catalogs!

Last Day to Order From the Current Catalogs! Friends!  Today, May 31st, is the LAST day to order from the current catalogs!  Be sure to stock up on everything you love from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and the 2016 Occasions Catalog!  Tomorrow is the BIG DAY when the brand spanking new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog goes LIVE!!!!  Here is a peek at the awesome cover: But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!  Be sure to order all of the retiring In-Colors, Stamp Sets, and Embellishmets that are saying goodbye forever at midnight tonight.  Take a look at the items on the Retiring List and grab yours before it’s too late!  I hate goodbyes and I really, really, really hate change, but I love, love, love the new products that we can all start ordering beginning tomorrow, June 1st!!!  So take advantage of the last day to order from the current catalog and then get ready to fall in love with tons of new and exciting Stampin’ Up! products!! Here is a look back at some of my favorite designs from the retiring catalogs: The paper dress using Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper My obsession with using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies began with these cards that I made with the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper. And who could forget the gorgeous design of this piece of Designer Series Paper from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack? **** Thanks for reading my blog this past year!  Here’s to another fun year ahead with tons of new products and some great new projects!!

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set I’m so thrilled that Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set will NOT be retiring at the end of the catalog order period on May 31st.  Woo hoo!  That means we all get at least another year to create cards and projects with the deliciously delightful images in the Sprinkles of Life set.  Three items that will be retiring on May 31st, however, are the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, and the Dazzling Details Glitter Adhesive that I used to create this adorably yummy card.      I’m also thrilled that the Tree Builder Punch, which I used to punch out the scoops of ice cream, will be back in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream EVERY DAY…it is my main source of nourishment!  Anything that has to do with ice cream makes me happy, so the fact that we get to use the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set for one more year is wonderful news! If you love, love, love the delicious color combinations of Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White that coordinate with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, be sure to order of few packs of the paper before the end of the month.  Here are a few more cards that I made with the Birthday Bouquet Paper:                      …and the Tree Builder Punch… …and the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set: Off to eat some ice cream..with a cupcake!!!  🙂 Supply List:

Love Blossoms Wedding Cards

Love Blossoms Wedding Cards Wedding season is upon us!  We have already attended one wedding and we have three more so far to attend this year.  That means three more wedding showers, too.  That’s a lot of cards!  I made two different wedding cards using Stampin’ Up!’s Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  Both of the Love Blossoms Wedding Cards that I created use the Love Blossoms Suite from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. For the wedding card (on the left) I used Blushing Bride as the main color and for the shower card I used Rose Red.  I wish you guys could see these cards in person!  They are full of texture because of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, the Metallic Foil Doilies, the Whisper White Baker’s Twine, and the pearls from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  Heads up!  The Tea Lace Paper Doilies, the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper, and the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit are retiring on May 31st, so be sure to order these items NOW before they sell out and are gone for good.  To purchase any of the products shown, just click on the images in the slideshow below. LOVE BLOSSOMS WEDDING CARDS: Look closely at the wedding card above on the left.  Notice the white heart?  I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlints Die to add one more layer of dimension.  I used the Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set on both cards. Luckily, the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set will be returning in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Woo hoo!!  I love the entire Love Blossoms Suite of products. I have made several cards with the products from the Love Blossoms collection.  In addition to the two Love Blossoms Wedding Cards show here, be sure to also check out the other cards you can create with the fabulous Love Blossoms products:                                PRODUCT GUIDE:

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial My last post was full of pictures of a bookmark card that I created several years ago.  Today’s post includes the bookmark card template and tutorial.  Even though it’s Template Tuesday, I’m providing the template to all of my readers today, not just my email subscribers.  To get started, you’ll want to watch the video, download the template, and most of all…have fun!   ________________________________ 1)  download the template HERE 2)  cut the bookmark case 4-1/4″ x 7-3/4″ 3)  score the case at 2″ and 4″ 4)  cut the bookmark piece 1-7/8″ x 7-3/4″ 5)  I also used the following supplies: _____________________________________ I’ve created different versions of this card over the years.  This slider bookmark card is sized differently, but the overall concept is the same as the card in the YouTube video.   You can see a larger version using Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life stamp set HERE, along with a tutorial that includes the different measurements.

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and brightly colored, but I decided to go with a softer look and feel for today’s card. This card does what its name implies:  it’s a bookmark and a card.  Just pull out the slider and write your sentiment on the back! Precision is really important with this card, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  But you can do it!  I’m in the process of making a step-by-step video how-to.  I’ll update this post as soon as the video is completed.  In the meantime, I wanted to post the pictures while I’m busy behind-the-scenes working on the tutorial.  Here is what you’ll need: Go to my sidebar and enter to receive free email updates whenever I post a new blog entry.  That way you’ll know when I update with the video and whenever I post something new.

Make a Paper Purse!

Make a Paper Purse Be sure to sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter so you can receive the template to make this fun paper purse!  In the video below, you’ll see just how easy it is to print the PDF and assemble the pieces.  It literally takes about ten minutes from start to finish.     In the video, you’ll see that I used the paper purse as a little house for stuffed animals.  You can also use the paper purse as an Easter basket, party favor, or dress-up.  To make the paper purse, you’ll need the following supplies: PDF Template Printer Paper Snips Tear and Tape Adhesive Designer Series Paper Pencil Small Oval Punch Stampin’ Trimmer You’ll need two pieces of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for each purse, so you can make six paper purses from one pack of Designer Series Paper.  However, if you are going to use your purses as party favors, I suggest purchasing the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Pack.  The It’s My Party DSP contains 48 pieces of paper, so you can make 24 purses and the designs are super fun.  Best of all, the stack is $26 (before tax/s/h) so each purse is just over $1 each!  You can sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter in the box below this post.  Sign up by midnight tonight so that you’ll receive the Paper Purse Template when the email goes out tomorrow.  🙂