Stampin’ Sunday 3-22-09

Our small group decided that we wanted to do a wow card swap in Hawaii.  Of course I didn’t figure out my card until two-o-clock in the morning the night before I was leaving, but hey at least I figured it out.  I actually finished making them on the plane ride from Maui to the Big Island.

birthday-pop-up-cardBecause it was a wow card I really wanted to use something fun.  We have two new die that are available April 1st.  They are pop up dies.  The Cake Pop-up Die and the Ball Pop-Up Die.  I pre-ordered the cake so I just had to try it out.  It’s really fun beacuse it pops up out of the card when you open it.  It is thick so you really need something to hold it closed.  I decided to put a ribbon around it that slides off. 

birthday-pop-up-card-insideHere is the inside of the card.  I should have decorated the cake a bit more.  I think I’m going to add some pretty in pink 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon to the middle layer.

I will add a better picture with the ribbon around it.





Product Used:
*113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
114486 Birthday Wish $6.95
114512 Stampin’ Up!® Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates $11.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
114614 Texturz Impression Pad $5.95
114615 Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
113478 Extended Cutting Pads $19.95
116760 Three Tier Cake Pop-up Bigz XL die $39.95
112004 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
111849 Chocolate Chip 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $8.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
103579 Paper Snips $9.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Kraft

*indicates product from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

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Swapping Saturday 3-21-09

I’ve mentioned several times that I went to a great meeting on the 13thof March.  This was hosted by up-line Brandi Barnard.  One of my favorite things about meetings is swapping withothers. I already showed you my swap and I have a few that I will be show casing later but I wanted to share a few of the others with you.  Because there are so many I’m only going list the main items used.

happiness-butterflyThis card was created by Melanie Williams.  

Product used:
*113792 Great Friend $17.95
111644 Heard from the Heart $22.95
113981 Bella Birds DSP $9.95



thinking-of-you-butterflyI think this card was made by my down-line Annette Wilson.

Product Used:
*113792 Great Friend $17.95
*115123 Walk in the Park DSP $9.95
113258 Trendy Trees $17.95


thanks-little-treesI love how simple this card is. 
It was created by Melody Hyde.

Product Used:
113258 Trendy Trees $17.95




thanks-so-much-treesSorry I’m not sure who made this one.

Product Used:
113258 Trendy Trees $17.59
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95




thank-you-owlsThis card was created by Becky Garvey.  It’s really cool how it opens.  The brown section folds to the right and the Blue section folds to the left.  She even stamped the inside.

Product Used:
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95
113740 Good Friend $28.95
113622 Enjoy Every Moment $31.95

mahanattan-die-thank-youThis card was created by Kasia Jackson.  you can check out more of her stuff on her blog at

Product Used:
113622 Enjoy Every Moment $31.95
113463 Stampin’ Up!® Top Note Die $21.95
114517 Stampin’ Up!® Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die $7.95 


manhattan-flowers Sorry I don’t know the name on this one.  I love how you can overlap the flowers and it just looks so beautiful.

Product Used:
113734 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95
113496 Frames with a Flourish $34.95

* indicates items from the occasions mini catalog

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Freewheeling Friday 3-20-09

welcome-baby-giraffeI think this baby card is just so cute.  I wish I knew who created it.  I received it in a swap.  The wheel that was used is retired now but there is one similar that you could use to go with it that would give it the same effect.  I love to use the wheels as a quick and easy background.  Sometimes it can make all the difference in how a card looks.

Products Used:
109694 Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel Retired
109687 See You Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50 (you can use this one instead)
115110 Wild About You $25.95
115060 Short & Sweet $18.95
104310 Crafters’ Tool Kit $39.95
104829 Light Blue Gingham Ribbon- Retired
109029 Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95 (Y

Thrifty Thursday 3-19-09

Thrifty Thursday is all about cost efficiency.  What I love about this card is it uses the products that come in the standard starter kit.  Remember you can get started as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator for three easy payments of $67.00.  Click here for more details.  The starter kit has over $335.00 worth of product in it for just $199.00.

I  really like this card beacuse it’s simple and easy to change the thanks-flower-normalcolors.  The flower can be stamped or you can create any color by stampin’ it in VersaMark® and then using the Stampin’ Pastels® to add color.  I recommend using the sponge daubers for this technique because it is easy and fast but you can also use q-tips.  I really love the Stampin’ Pastels because they give you all the 48 colors plus 3 neutral colors for less than $25.00.  It’s really the best way to get all of our colors to start off with and they are so easy to use.

thanks-flower-dressed-upOne of the other things I love about this card is it’s so easy to dress it up.  Here I have stamped the back ground (sorry it’s hard to see) with the little flower in the set and then I also added some ribbon along the top.  Any white ribbon is great to start with because it goes with pretty much everything plus you can dye it to match your colors.  If you would like to learn how to use our great chalks or to dye ribbon I would love to come to your home and show you and your friends how.  Just give me a call and we can set up a date 435-245-5321.

One last thing that I love about this card is the saying.  It comes from fundamental phrases.  This stamp set is so versital.  I has many different sayings.  You could make up a bunch of these cards in different colors without the saying and then just choose the appropriate saying when you need it.  It’s so simple and easy.  You don’t need to run to a store every time you need a quick card.

Products Used:
105542 Stampin’ Pastels $24.95
102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon $5.95 (add on)
114968 Fundamental Phrases $37.95
111626 Eastern Blooms $21.95

Colors- Green Galore, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Whisper White

Wacky Wednesday 3-18-09

OK I decided to put these in Wacky Wednesday because I’m a day late for St. Patrick’s Day. 

leprechaunI made this cute little guy for my “Discover the Green Night” for decorations.  I had a bunch spread out on the table.  They also a fun treat because they are on a peppermint patty.  I got the idea Samantha Parisi.  She has some amazing punch art on her blog  You can check out her blog for all the details on how to make them.

pot-of-goldWhat is a Leprachaun with out his trusty pot of gold.  Samantha is just so clever.  It’s this just so cute.

lucky-me-heartsAt the event we had the chance to make this fun card.  It was designed by a member of our group.  My up-line has a wonderful blog that is available to our group only.  This is just one of the many benefits for joining our group as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.  If you want to learn more you can check out my “Join me” section or give me a call at 435-245-5321.  I love to talk to you more about this wonderful opportunity. 

lucky-me-hearts-closeYou have to check out the fun details on this card.  We stamped the hearts with VersaMark® and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I just love how it sparkles.

Product Used:
114618 Ribbon Bundle- SAB
114674 Delicate Dots DSP- SAB
113788 Polka Dot Punches- SAB
113144 Clear Rhinestone Brads $10.95
113693 Full Heart Punch $15.95
101618 Crimper $19.95
109130 Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
102197 Powder Pals® $19.95
100005 Heat Tool $29.95
115044 Pinch Proof $22.95
102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50

Colors- Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Garden Green

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