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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Night Card Class: May 31, 2011

April showers bring May flowers!  All of the cards from tonight's class have a floral / nature theme. 

Mariko brought her Two step bird punch to share with the class.   Thanks Mariko!
The scallop square is from the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die.  For a different look, I used a 1/16" hole punch on each scallop.  A bow made from Pretty in Pink satin ribbon finishes off the card.

This card has a lovely rose made from 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  I am looking forward to showing you how to make this rose tonight! 

Last but not least - the flower pot card!  Isn't it great that these flowers will never wilt?  This card has a removable insert (see photo below).  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flowers to the insert.  Make sure the height of the finished card doesn't not exceed 5-1/2" or else it will not fit in the envelope!



Have a great night, everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tonight's cards!

Here are the cards from tonight's card class.   See you soon!


This is a tri-fold shutter card!  Start with a piece of 5-1/2" x 12" card stock and score the long side at 2", 4", 8", and 10".  Next, rotate your paper 90 degrees.  Along the long edge, measure in 1-1/2".  Using your paper trimmer or a craft knife, cut slits from the 2" score mark to the 10" score mark.   Repeat this cut on the other long side.

I used Play Date Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Wings Big Shot die to decorate the card.  The stamp set, Happy Greetings, is from the Summer Mini Catalog.


This card features the Inlaid Embossing technique!  Punch out a few shapes and adhere them to your card stock.  Then run it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder.  This results in a gorgeous quilted effect!  The sentiment is from the Simply Said stamp set and the swirl image is from a holiday stamp set called Season of Joy.  (Don't you just love finding ways to use your holiday sets throughout the year?)


The last card features the Level 2 hostess set from the Summer Mini catalog.  I received this set from Stampin' Up! as a gift for my recruiting efforts! 

Here are a few more ideas for using your holiday supplies throughout the year ... the Ornament Punch also doubles as a vase!  Just trim off a bit from the bottom.  And the polka dot paper is from the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper collection.

I applied some Champagne Glass Glitter to give this card a little sparkle and shine.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Blog Banner

I used My Digital Studio to redesign the banner at the top of my blog.  I hope you like the new look!  Here is how the banner looks:



The scalloped border was created using the All Scallops stamp brush set (118819, $3.95).  This set is included with the full version of the My Digital Studio software, or you can purchase it separately. 

 
The butterfly is from the Simple Friendship stamp brush set (119835, $3.95), which is also included with the full version of My Digital Studio or can be purchased separately.  I stamped it in Early Espresso.



A few more keystrokes to in type my contact information and the banner design was complete!  I like to keep things quick and simple.

Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Night Card Class - May 17, 2011


Imagine the Possibilities Card 
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Word Play
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Markers: Melon Mambo
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch




Fancy Fold Card

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Happy Greetings (Summer Mini)
Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Double Embossing Card
This card features the eye catching double embossing technique featured in the June 2011 issue of Stampin' Success.  This is a monthly magazine that is mailed out to all demonstrators!  I combined the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder with Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss powder and the heat tool. 

1.) Ink a brayer with Versamark and roll brayer on the side of the embossing folder with the design pressed in.  Note: this technique works best with embossing folders that have a bold design.
2.) Place your paper face down on the inked side of the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot.
3.) Remove paper from embossing folder.  Sprinkle the inked side of the paper with embossing powder and set it with the Heat Tool.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Happy Greetings (Summer Mini)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper: Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Melon Mambo embossing powder (Summer Mini), Brayer, Powder Pals, Heat Tool

Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials are provided. (SNAIL can be purchased at the class for an additional fee.)

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.  Registration ends 24 hours prior to the class.  You can also sign up online at http://www.meetup.com/StampingHut

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday Night Card Class - May 10, 2011


Thanks for Being a Friend Card

I love cards that can be put together in under ten minutes!  The beauty in this card comes from the new Flower Garden embossing folder in the Summer Mini catalog.  After embossing, use a white watercolor crayon on the raised areas to make the flowers stand out against darker color card stock.  Simple, yet striking!

Stamps: Happy Greetings (2011 Summer Mini)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock
Paper: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: White Watercolor Crayon, 3/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot: Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (2011 Summer Mini)



Elements of Style Stair Step Card

Do you recognize this card?  This was one of my most favorite designs from 2010.  I've had several requests to do this card again and I finally gave in to the peer pressure!

Embossed aluminum foil looks fabulous on a card!  Adhere the aluminum foil to a scrap piece of card stock so it will not tear when running it through the Big Shot. 

Use your Paper Snips to cut out the hummingbird - the sharp pointy tips on these scissors make it easier to cut around detailed images.

Stamps: Elements of Style
Ink: Early Espresso
Markers: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Old Olive
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories: Paper Snips, 1/8" Early Espresso Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Designer Label
Big Shot: Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder



Watermelon Punch Art Card

In addition to making fabulous flowers, the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch in the Summer Mini Catalog can also be used to make watermelon seeds!  Use Tombow Multi glue to adhere the seeds to the watermelon slices.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded
Ink: Whisper White, Real Red, Baja Breeze
Paper: Confetti White, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Real Red, Basic Black, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Hemp Thread, 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly ribbon
Punches: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer (Summer Mini), 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large, Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Big Shot: Scallop Squares Duo (Summer Mini)

Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials are provided. (SNAIL can be purchased at the class for an additional fee.)

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.  Registration ends 24 hours prior to the class.  You can also sign up online at http://www.meetup.com/StampingHut

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Follow Me on Facebook!

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Click here to connect with me on Facebook!

As of today ... 136 loyal Facebook Fans and counting!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion: May 1 - May 31, 2011



Promotion Dates: May 1 - May 31, 2011

Give scrapbooking a try with our National Scrapbooking Month promotion! You will get 30 percent off a wide selection of traditional and digital scrapbooking products including select stamp sets, select professional print products for My Digital Studio, and special digital download bundles for My Digital Studio!

This month, you can also join my team of demonstrators and save 30% on the Digital+Starter Kit and/or Stampin' Memories Add-On!  This is a great opportunity to become part of the Stampin' Up! family!

Description
Regular Price
Sale Price
Digital+ Starter Kit* (valued at more than $320!)
$175
$122.50
Stampin' Memories Add-On (valued at more than $75!)
  • 1 stamp set
  • 1 card stock pack
  • 1 Designer Series Paper pack
  • 1 Quick Accents pack
  • 1 Designer Printed Album (12" x 12")
$50
$35
*Download the Starter Kit Flyert

Things to Remember:
  • The 30 percent discount only applies to the Digital+ Starter Kit and the Stampin' Memories Add-on.  The Standard Starter Kit or other add-ons are not eligible.
  • New demonstrators may purchase the Standard Starter Kit at regular price and the Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price or purchase both the Digital+ Starter Kit and Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tuesday Night Card Class - May 3, 2011

 

I'm so excited to share some fun new products from the *NEW* Summer Mini Catalog with you!  This week, I'm featuring the Pretty Postage stamp set and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  The triple layer punches give you three coordinated punch images which are designed to be layered together! 

All card class attendees will receive a free copy of the mini catalog.  Hope to see you there!   Registration ends on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM.



Tuesday Night Card Class Details

Learn the art of rubber stamping! All skill levels are welcome. Even if you consider yourself to be non-crafty, you will be amazed by how easy and fun it is to make your own greeting cards. Join us on Tuesday nights and you'll make and take home 3 beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards for just $5 or the class is FREE with a minimum $10 order of Stampin' Up! product.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What to Bring: Permanent adhesive, such as Stampin' Up! SNAIL or similar product. All other materials are provided. (SNAIL can be purchased at the class for an additional fee.)

Class sizes are limited!  When you contact me to sign up, be sure to specify which date you will be attending.  Registration ends 24 hours prior to the class.  You can also sign up online at http://www.meetup.com/StampingHut