Saturday, December 29, 2012

Want to Save?

SU! has added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies
You can go to my online store and shop today, or give me a call and I can try to combine orders.  This is a little risky as items in the Clearance Rack are only available while supplies last.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas SAS

Card 1

This card was copied almost exactly from cards I saw here.  I changed the punch used for the buckle.  I think the sentiment from the Just Believe set is perfect for this card!

sets - just believe, sassy salutations
cs - real red 8.5 x 5.5", blk 4.25 x 1" belt and scraps for buttons, wh 3.75 x 5' guts and beard, champagne or silver glimmer paper
ink - blk and real red pads
access - jolly jingles jumbo wheel (for env), big shot and apothecary accents framelits
punches - 1/2" circle, 1" sq, curly label

  1. Punch out the square and center the curly label punch over the hole to create the buckle.
  2. Adhere the blk belt across the red card; then adhere glimmer buckle on top and the blk belt will show through the 1" sq opening.

Card 1 - inside

Card 2
I was inspired to create this card by this card Tammy, gave me.  The inside was inspired by my friend Cheryl's design.  I like the way she used the punch out on the inside.

sets- curly cute
cs- wh 5.5 x 8.5", raspberry ripple, 5 x 3.75", bs multi purpose adhesive sheet 2" sq
ink- raspberry ripple pad
access- bs & lacey brocade TIEF various ribbon scraps, corner rounder, ornament punch. dazzling diamonds glitter
Card 2 - inside, the ornament punch out is textured

Card 3
I made this Christmas card and have a gazillion oval punch outs, so I designed the third card to use up some of them.

sets- watercolor winter, delightful dozen
cs- cherry cobbler 4.25 x 11", vanilla 3.75 x 5" guts and extra large oval punch out
ink- early espresso and garden green pads, rose red marker
access- bs and oval holiday frame TIEF, sponge, dimensionals, aquapainter, corner rounder
Card 3 -inside

Card 4 - option A
This card was inspired by a card I saw by Krista Fenton on Stampin' Connection, an exclusive site where demonstrators share cards, videos, etc.  It's so simple!  I made a bunch of the birthday ones for male family members who have Dec b-days.

sets- watercolor winter, bring on the cake, teeny tiny wishes or peaceful season (retired hostess set)
cs- confetti cream 5.5 x 8.5" and 4.25 x 2.75" (retired, but you can substitute naturals ivory)
ink- chocolate chip and always artichoke pads
access- sponge, dimensionals
Card 4 - option A inside

Card 4 - option B

Card 4 - option B inside

Card 5
I fell in love with this set.  I think I'll make this card for next year.  I thought it would be pretty to do the stained glass technique on the main image (click here to view a card and info on the technique)

sets- christmas blessings
cs- cherry cobbler 8.5 x 5.5", vanilla 4 x 5.25" guts, 2.5 x 3.5" and scraps for punching
ink- cherry cobbler pad
access- sponge, dimensionals, decorative label punch, bs and petals-a-plenty TIEF
Card 5 - inside

Card 6 - Money Card

Card 6 - Money Card - inside
The final card was copied almost exactly from Barb Mulikin.  She said she makes a lot of these money cards.  I can see why because they are quite easy.

sets- tags 'til christmas
cs- cherry cobbler 6.5 x 9.5", chocolate chip 2.75 x 6.25", be of good cheer dsp 2.5 x 6" vanilla scraps for punching
ink- gumball green cherry cobbler and chocolate chip markers, chocolate chip pad
access- 24" cobbler tulle ribbon, sticky strip, dimensionals
punches- scallop square, decorative label

  1. score the cobbler base card at 3-1/8" and 6.5"
  2. fold it up and cut the shortest flap on the diagonal
  3. add sticky strip to the wide edge of that flap to create the money pocket
Have a very Merry Christmas!  Mary

Friday, December 21, 2012

Multi Use Sheets make Glimmery Ribbon Cards Easy

 incentive card from Tami
My upline (the person I'm signed up under) gave me this beautiful card.  Use the big shot multi purpose sheets, which are sticky on one side; add various ribbon scraps with spaces between; then dip in dazzling diamonds glitter.  Adhere the piece behind opening cut out with the Ornament framelits.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dec Club Projects

Santa Card

Santa Card, inside

Tri Fold Shutter Card

Tri Fold Shutter Card, open

Tri Fold Shutter Card, open bird's eye view
We had a lot of fun making these two projects.  The first card, the Santa card, was copied from my friend, Cheryl, except for the inside.  On the inside we used a Cherry Cobbler marker to ink up a single phrase on the Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel.  

The Tri fold Shutter card is easier than it looks.  You simply score the width of a 5.5" x 12" piece of cs at 2", 4", 8" and 10", we used cherry cobbler.  Then you create two parallel slits on the length of the cs between the first and last score lines, 1.5" from each edge.  Next you add DSP (we used Be of Good Cheer) to each section, cut with about 1/16" border around the DSP.  Finally we stamped images with the Snow Much Fun set in whisper white craft ink  and embossed them with white ep on Gumball Green cs.  We cut out the images and popped up the ones on front with dimensionals.  The Merry Christmas sentiment from Sassy Salutations is stamped with cobbler ink on vanilla cs and is wrapped with a piece of cobbler seam binding.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Clearance Rack Blitz!

SU! has added lots of items to the Clearance Rack, some at 80% off!  Check it out today.


Can you do it?

SU has a very impressive offer that will end Sunday, December 16, 2012.

For $99 (plus tax, but no shipping!), new demonstrators will receive

  • $125 in stamping products (they can even choose brand-new spring catalog products)!
  • A collection of TEN full-size ink pads (a $50 value)!
  • Thirty percent off their first stamping order*, and 20 percent off all purchases!
  • Access to special demonstrator websites, publications, products, preorders, and the opportunity to get Sale-A-Bration products early!The last day is . 

As always, happy stamping!  Mary

*Some restrictions apply.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cheryl Christmas Cards

Glittery Ornament Card

Glittery Ornament Card

Snow Much Fun

Christmas Peek-a-boo Circles Card

Christmas Peek-a-boo Circles Card - inside
Here are a few cards I made at my friend Cheryl's stamp class a couple weekends ago.  I won't share the 4th card we made yet, because I did a version of it in my club.  So, I'll share those in a couple days.  The first card was inspired by a card I showed her that mt upline, Tammy, had given me.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Online Extravaganza Card

I made this card using one of the sets on sale until Nov 28, 2012.  It's 25% off, but there are lots of great sets for 50% off!

p.101  #127047  A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [wood mount], reg price = $37.95, sale price = $28.46
 item # 127049   A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set [clear mount], reg price = $27.95, sale price = $20.96

If you want to tag onto the order I'm placing, contact me by Sat afternoon (11/24/12). Or click here to start shopping online!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Pat Sculte

by Shelagh Spafford
I was delighted when I received these two beautiful Thanksgiving cards.   I'm sorry to say I didn't send any cards out this year. 

We are hosting Thanksgiving again this year, but with a small group.  My DH likes to host every year so we don't have to travel or worry about rotating between parents.

Happy Stamping and enjoy the holiday!  Mary

Monday, November 19, 2012

SUO Christmas CAS Challenge

Card #1 - My Families' Choice

card #1 inside

card #2 - A Small Step Up with Cherry Cobbler Mat and Offset Greeting
card #2 inside
SUO's Challenge last Tue was to create a "Clean and Simple" (CAS) Christmas Card.  I'm not sure if this card fits the requirements, but I think it does.  Simple Window cards easily create dimension.  The Big Shot, dimensionals and sponging gives it lots of texture and interest.  My boys liked the reindeer.   They like the greeting centered.  What do you think?

I like the 2nd version with the cherry cobbler matting and offset greeting better than card #1.  My family chose the first card, though.  Since I'm so late getting started on my cards, it's a good choice.  There's not much cutting and very little to adhere!  Also, the colors are so deep and rich that they look good without having to heat emboss the image or greetings.  Finally, there are no embellishments so it's a good mailing choice.

sets - holiday minis (retired in 2002, wow I can't believe this set is ten yrs old!) and christmas blessings (I just love the font on the greetings)
cs - very vanilla and cherry cobbler on card #2
ink - early espresso, cherry cobbler, wild wasabi pads
access - Big Shot, snow flurries TIEF, sponge, decorative label punch, extra large oval punch, dimensionals

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, November 16, 2012

Are You Peeking?

Here are a couple more Peekaboo Circle cards I made with the A Fitting Occasion set.  The cupcake is from the Itty Bitty Bits set.  The cherry is from the Create a Cupcake set.  The greeting on the first card is from Sassy Salutations and on the second card it's from A Word for You.

I just love these cards.  They're really not as hard as they appear, but have a big wow factor.  Try one and let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nov Club Cards - Peekaboo Circle

first card

second card
first card, inside

second card, inside
These are the peekaboo circle cards we made at Club last week.  They are one of those mechanical type cards that you get addicted to opening up over and over again!  I first got a similar type of card from my husband years ago and wondered if I could figure out how to make one, stuck it in a drawer and never attempted anything, lol.

Then back in May, one of my customers (Pat) showed me a cute card she had made and told me about the link she'd found on Dawn Griffith's blog with a great video tutorial

At first I thought it'd be great to use the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, but they were a little difficult to punch through with the detailed scallop circle punch.  I ended up using snail to adhere the circles, like Dawn does, but used a thin bead of  multipurpose "green glue" around the circle opening and then applied the scalloped and plain circle frames.  I also used a smaller 1-1/4"circle punch because it fit the image from Just Believe better and the frames were a little larger, making them easier to glue down (I'm all about easy, lol).  Also, the Petite Pairs images still fit in them.

Supplies, Card #1:
sets - just believe, petite pairs
cs - wisteria  wonder, whisper white, flirtatious dsp
ink - wisteria wonder pad, elegant eggplant pad
access - wisteria ruffled gg ribbon, sticky strip, green glue, snail, mini glue dots (to help hold ribbon firmly in place)
punches - 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle, scallop border

Supplies, Card #2:
sets - a fitting occasion, a word for you, itty bitty bits
cs - island indigo, whisper white, ic dsp
ink - island indigo pad, real red marker, optional
access - island indigo baker's twine, sticky strip, green glue, snail, stamp-a-ma-jig
punches - 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/4" circle, decorative label

I will post some other peekaboo circle cards I made, so be sure to check back tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Happy Birthday Cheryl!

This is the card I mailed to my friend, Cheryl, whose birthday was on Wed 11/14.  I hope she likes it!  I love the fun colors and butterflies. 

Papa's b-day was Wed, too, but his card  was the same one I made in class a while back and have given different versions of to various men in my life.

sets- petite pairs, papillion potpourri
colors - calypso coral, pool party, whisper white
punches - 1-1/4" circle, scallop circle, scallop border
other - ic ruffled gg ribbon, green glue, sticky strip, and snail* of course. 

*I usually use snail, whether I list it or not.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy 16th Birthday Chris!

colors - vanilla, artichoke, espresso

Simply Scored Box
Simple Masculine Card using button I found in the Wash!

What's your wish?
My son, Chris, turned 16 on Monday.  Today he takes his driving test to get his license! Am I really that old?  The insurance rates will go up!  My license was suspended last month due to the progression of my MS so I'm glad he'll be driving.  I got evaluated for adaptive hand controls and hopefully I'll be driving again soon!