Thursday, February 28, 2013

Madison Avenue Birthday

Can you believe it? Two posts in one day! Well, I have a number of cards to share and since my husband isn't home, I decided to upload another one. Actually, I was trying to clean up all the odds and ends of paper and card stock laying around in my stamping room and couldn't leave just put them away.

This is another card made with one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets which you can acquire for free when you spend $50 on other product. None of the Sale-a-Bration products can be purchased separately.

Actually, this card features items from three different products available through Sale-a-Bration, which ends March 22nd: Madison Avenue stamp set (5 stamps); Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; and Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (3 5-yard spools of ribbon in Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Pool Party as well as 36 buttons in Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party). The base card is Crumb Cake and the dsp comes from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. Tangerine Tango and Certainly Celery are the other colors.

Sale-a-Bration's Vintage Verses

I can't believe I've stayed away from this blog for a whole 2 weeks! But I hope to be posting more regularly once again.

Sale-a-Bration is in its final month tomorrow—and it's not even a full month at that! So I decided to start featuring cards from that brochure. Fall in love with the stamp sets or other products and place an order. For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you get to make a selection from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. The following cards feature the Vintage Verses stamp set.

I will confess that these cards are not my designs. My upline Aly Schilling designed these for all the demonstrators below her to use. Most of the dsp on these cards is from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (48 sheets, 4½" x 6½" in a pad). Some great ideas in these designs.

Don't forget, Sale-a-Bration ends March 22nd!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Razzleberry Valentine

I just love the versatility of the Hearts a Flutter Bundle in the Spring catalog. [The bundle includes the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and the coordinating Hearts a Flutter Framelits.] I decided to use a less Valentine-ish color for this card and really like the bold contrast. 

Products Used:
Hearts a Flutter Bundle (8 stamps, 5 framelits), W 131098, $42.95; C 131097, $36.95
Delightful Dozen stamp set (12), W 122650, $32.95; C 122652, $24.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Rich Razzleberry 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 115316, $6.95
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad, 126950, $5.95
White StazOn Ink Pad, 106960, $11.95
Bitty Buttons (64), 118761, $4.95
Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (2), 127023, $8.95

Thursday, February 7, 2013

One for Your Man

How about a Valentine for the man in your life? This one is very simple, quick to make and masculine. The stamp is from the Word Play set, although I bought the single stamp when Stampin' Up! made certain individual stamps available for a limited time.

Products Used:
Word Play stamp set (12), W 120308, $41.95; C 120651, $28.95
Bashful Blue 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105120, $6.95
Pacific Point 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 111350, $6.95
Real Red 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102482, $6.95
Brights Collection 12" x12" Designer Series Paper Stacks (40), 117155, $21.95
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126949, $5.95
Small Heart punch, 117193, $5.95
Full Heart Punch, 119883, $16.95
Hearts Collection Framelits (6), 125599, $26.95
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127750, $7.95

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest

I found an incredible card on Pinterest under Shabby Chic and decided to make my own version of it. This is what I came up with - perfect for Valentine's Day.  Of course, you could probably use this for a wedding or anniversary as well.  I photographed this card because it is too bulky to scan.

Products Used:
Tiny Tags stamp set (17), W 118091, $22.95; C 118592, $16.95
Pink Pirouette 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 111351, $6.95
First Edition Specialty 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (24), 121878, $12.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad, $5.95
Crochet Trim (5 yards), 118481, $6.95
1¼" Two-Tone Ribbon, Pink Pirouette/Rose Red (5 yds), 129294, $6.95
Jewelry Tag Punch, 117190, $12.95
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127819, $7.95
Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (5), 130159, $24.95
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (6),  125599, $26.95
Pearl Basic Jewels (150), 119247, $4.95

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sale-a-Bration for Men

This was not a set of stamps I thought I would use much and yet it is the first of my Sale-a-Bration sets I have used. Definitely appropriate for men, although the Wild Wasabi one would also be suitable for women. The ribbons are retired, but you could used some of our striped designer series paper in its place.

Products Used:
Feeling Sentimental stamp set (4), Sale-a-Bration, W 129627, C 129630, free with $50 purchase
Delightful Dozen stamp set (12), W 122650, $32.95; C 122652, $24.95
Naturals Ivory 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101849, $7.50
Soft Suede 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 115318, $6.95
Wild Wasabi 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 108641, $6.95
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $5.95
Early Espresso Baker's Twine (25 yds), 123124, $2.95
Regals Designer Buttons (72), 119744, $8.95
1" Circle Punch, 119873, $12.95
1¾" Circle Punch, 119850, $16.95
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127749, $7.95
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 129378, $7.95

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Birthday Bird

This card is a variation of one I found in the core catalog using the same stamp set, Language of Friendship. I changed colors around and made it into a birthday card because I need so many!  I think it's much more cheerful. And using our Core'dinations Card Stock in Primrose Petals from the spring catalog made the roses stand out after being embossed and sanded. This is a card I plan to make at my next class.

Products Used:
Language of Friendship stamp set (4), W 122750, $15.95; C 122752, $11.95
Bitty Banners stamp set (6), W 126255, $15.95; C 126257, $11.95
Primrose Petals 12" x 12" Core'dinations Card Stock (12), 129322, $6.95
Midnight Muse 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 126843, $6.95
Gumball Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 126840, $6.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad, 126860, $5.95
Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad, 126861, $5.95
Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad, 126858, $5.95
Bird Builder Punch, 117191, $16.95
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 114517, $7.95
Bitty Banners Framelits (3), 129267, $14.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95
Stampin' Sanding System, 129367, $3.95