Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Retirning Sets Class

Here are the cards we made Thur. at my technique class using mainly retiring sets.

This first card is so fun! You can put the greeting under the flap, but still have room to write something on the inside. I got the idea from this card. I thought it would be fun to add a bunch of little pearls to the center of the main flower, but I chose to add Crystal Effects instead. Do you like it?
Project #1 Supplies:
set-Eastern Blooms, herb expressions
cs- rose red, sahara sand, whisper white
ink- rose red and sahara sand pads
access- rose red seam binding, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, crystal efects

The pink squares were made with the scallop duo die. The purple pieces began as squares and I rounded the 2 opposite corners. I gives a cool effect! I first saw it on a scrapbook page here. I've shown a couple different options you can stamp for the inside. I'm sad that the Simply Said set is retiring since it has so much to offer.
Project #2 Supplies:
sets- simply said
cs- white, pink pirouette, elegant eggplant, perfect plum
ink- elegant eggplant & perfect plum pads
access- white organza ribbon, ice square rhinestone brads, 1/16" handheld punch, 1-1/4" square punch, corner rounder, big shot & scallop squares duo die, dimensionals

This is a CAS (Clean And Simple) one layer card. I'm so excited that the colored embossing powders (ep) are going in the new catalog! There will be more colors, too.
Project #3 Supplies:
sets- pick a petal, hope happens
cs- white, daffodil delight, cherry cobbler thin strip scraps
ink- versamark pad, wild wasabi pad, daffodil delight pad, tempting turquoise pad
access- mambo 7 tangerine ep, powder pal trays, heat tool 3/4" circle punch, clear buttons, mini glue dots

This last card is made with the beautiful Always set. I love the bird! I embossed it and the little flowers, then punched out the flowers and popped them up. Don't they look like special designer brads?
Project #4 Supplies:
sets- always, sincere salutations
cs- crumb cake, chocolate chip, brocade backgrounds dsp, not quite navy, very vanilla
ink- not quite navy craft pad, chocolate chip and crumb cake classic pads
access- 1/2" circle punch, chantilly crochet trim, corner rounder, sponge, heat tool, clear ep

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pick A Petal Card

I was playing around with the retiring Pick A Petal set the other day and made this card. On the inside I stamped the sentiment "Whoever is happy will make others happy, too- Anne Frank" from the Hope Happens set (which is also retiring). Enjoy!

set- pick a petal, hope happens
cs- tangerine tango, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise, wild wasabi textured
ink- versamark pad, tempting turquoise & wild wasabi pad
access- tangerine tango ep, big shot, square lattice ef, daffodil taffeta ribon, crop-a-dile (for hole to do stay-put knot), scallop edge border & 3/4" circle punch

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, June 6, 2011

Always Bird Card

Here's a card I made a couple years ago at one of the shoebox swaps I attended in Vacaville. We will be making a similar card in my June 30th class (different dp, ribbon, etc). I added Happy Father's Day, so I could enter it in this month's SUO challenge. It uses the Always set which is retiring at the end of this month. I love that bird!

sets- always, something to celebrate
cs- very vanilla, chocolate chip, not quite navy, crumb cake, ?dsp
ink- chocolate chip and not quite navy pads
access- chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, sponge, dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch, corner rounder

UPS just came and brought the MDS album I made and had printed. I'm so excited! I'll have to figure out how to share it with you. Until then. . .

Happy Stamping! Mary

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More Cards from Cheryl

Here are some more cute cards Cheryl showed me last week when she stopped by my house. The "thinking of you" one has crystal effects on it.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Last Chance List is Here!

You can view all the Retiring Stamps, Accessories, and Decore Elements by going to my website and clicking on the Promotions Page. If you click on the link to the right on my side bar you'll go right there. The stamp sets are usually available until the end of June, but the accessories are available only while supplies last. Some of the items are offered at a discount! This is a first for Stampin' Up!

Please let me know if you are interested in an item or want to place an order.

Happy Stamping! Mary