Petal Garden Designer Series Paper

I took my inspiration for these cards from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper.  I normally start with a stamp set or a bundle, but in the case, the paper is the star of the show.

It was fun to consider what stamp would suit the paper – in this case, the big bold greeting from “You’re Delightful” fits the open space perfectly.  I stamped it with Archival Black to get really great coverage on the designer paper.  The rosebud is fussy-cut from the portion of the sheet that was cut away to make this card.

I used the same greeting on a 2″ strip of vellum for this card.

This greeting is from “Happy Birthday Gorgeous”, punched with the Pretty Label punch and layered over a scalloped oval.

So often, the designer paper is a background element.  It’s always a nice change of pace to highlight the paper – we have so many pretty papers for this!

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Ribbon of Courage

My favorite pattern from the Pick a Pattern designer series paper makes this pink support ribbon so pretty!  The black print is also from that collection.  “Ribbon of Courage” includes a few great sentiments to go with the ribbon (see stamp set images below), and I am using one on the inside of this card.

I have also used this set for military support cards – the ribbon is awesome in yellow with red, white & blue accents.  Some of the products shown here are retired or not from Stampin’ Up!, but look at how great that ribbon is in Daffodil Delight.  The shaker card (bottom of picture) is similar to one I have shown here.

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Be Merry Window Card

I have another “Christmas in July” project to share, well ahead of our 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Everything I am using is available now, and I have to say, it will surprise me if there is a designer series paper in the Holiday Catalog that I like better than this Be Merry collection.  It could happen, but I will still love this paper from the Annual Catalog, too.  It is just so pretty with it’s crisp Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green graphic images!

We made this window card in club this month.  See how the greeting and ornament float between the cardstock pieces?

I have been a big fan of our Fine Tip glue for delicate die cuts, but I did find that I got better results with our new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on this project.  The Fine Tip glue is a bit slippery on a window sheet, and even when I was very neat, I liked the look of the Adhesive Sheet better.  I am using a portion of the Happy Birthday thinlit for my greeting.

Above, I used Fine Tip glue to attach to the window sheet.  It looks really great from the front, and ok from the back.  But check out the one I made with the Adhesive Sheet…

I think it looks better, and it’s so easy to get a clean result.

These window sheet cards are so fun, and if you are not ready for Christmas projects, they are very adaptable to any thinlit words.

The card started with a 5 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″.  I attached my window sheet (2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″) with adhesive as shown.

The bottom of the card front is made up with a strip of Garden Green measuring 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I set it in place to line up with the card back as shown.

Then I pressed the window sheet, again lined with adhesive, to the Garden Green strip.  This created the complete card front.  I used designer paper strips (1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and 1″ x 5 1/4″) to cover the window sheet edges.

Then I simply added the finishing touches.  The little tree is from “Merry Mistletoe” and the second half of the greeting is from “Star of Light”.  I picked a photopolymer set for the greeting because I could curve it to fit the Duet Banner punch.  The star on the tree is a Metallic Enamel Shape colored with a Sharpie.

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Carols of Christmas for FREE!

We made this card in our Team Meeting this week with “Carols of Christmas”, a set that Demonstrators can preorder in July.  Stampin’ Up! is also giving this set (and much more!!) away FREE to new Demos in Starter Kits this month.  New Demos can also get the coordinating framelits early if they choose, as part of their Starter Kit or in any future orders.  Scroll past the card details for more info on the Starter Kit.

This bundle makes a gorgeous card…and it’s so easy!  I used Copper Foil for my frame and shapes, and I used 1/4″ Copper Trim and Copper Metallic Thread for my finishing touches.

Keep this picture in mind whenever you are cutting large mats from specialty paper.  In order to be efficient with that beautiful foil, I cut my shapes from the inside of the copper frame.

One more tip…when cutting foil on the Big Shot, I recommend placing a folded sheet of copy paper or a piece of cardstock over the framelits before you add the acrylic plate over them.  This will protect the foil from damage caused by roughness on the surface of the acrylic plate.

Dimensions for the pieces are shown below.

Copper Foil 4″ x 5 1/4″

Cherry Cobbler 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Very Vanilla 3″ x 4 1/4″

I have only used one stamp and a few framelits from this bundle – see the complete set below.

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Would you like to receive the stamp set from this bundle for FREE?  In July, you can place your online order as a Starter Kit and you will get all of the items listed below for FREE ($72 Value).

And the Starter Kit itself?…It’s anything YOU want, the items from YOUR list, up to $125.  You pay $99 + tax, shipping is included.

When you buy a Starter Kit, there is no obligation to purchase more.  However, with Demo status, your future orders will be discounted at least 20%.  You get all the benefits of being a Demo, including…

20% discount on orders, 25% after first promotion

Opportunities to purchase new catalog items early

Opportunities to earn FREE product and cash bonuses

Commissions on sales

Exclusive Stampin’ Up! events

Exclusive Stampin’ Up! communities

Support and training

Complimentary Catalogs

For me, the biggest benefit has been joining a community that shares the same interests.  This was my original reason for joining, and now I have a growing team based in Canton, Ohio.  We meet and swap regularly, and I also provide incentives and rewards.  Over half of my team are hobbyists, meaning they joined to get their own product at a discount, but we are all equally passionate about our great products!  I would love to have you join us!

The most common question I get about joining is two-fold –

What is the minimum I have to buy or sell? / Do I have to make minimums?

To stay active, there is a quarterly minimum of $300 (based on catalog prices, not your discounted price).  However, you do not have to buy anything beyond the Starter Kit.  If you miss the minimum in a full quarter as a Demonstrator, you are simply dropped from Demo status.  If you join in July, your first full quarter is Oct-Dec 2017, and all purchases made between the Starter Kit and the end of December count toward the $300 minimum…that means all of your Holiday Catalog purchases!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I know that this has been lengthy, but I don’t want you to miss this opportunity, especially if you have a big Wish List!  Click here if you would like to join now.

Have a great weekend!

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Ribbon of Courage

The greetings and images of “Ribbon of Courage” are so delicate and pretty, and I’m happy to have the ribbon framelit shape in my collection for so many causes.

I made this card for a team swap, and it shows off the coordination between the lacy die cut flower and the print on the ribbon.  There is also a solid ribbon stamp in the set.

The pinks on this card are Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  The designer paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely collection.

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Text Ya Later

“Text Ya Later” is a great set for our times.  I had some fun here creating cards that I can send to my girls when they are back at school.  Whenever you see two duplicate cards in a post, chances are pretty good that they were made with my daughters in mind.

If you get this set, you’ll probably find yourself studying your text screen like never before.

This is how my screen would look if I were texting my offspring – the recipient name is at the top, and the word bubbles are from the right, to indicate my part of the conversation.

This is a totally different message, shown from the recipient’s point of view.  Word bubbles to the other side, and my name at the top.  I haven’t decided which way I like it better, but I think they both convey the messages!

It’s a fun set to play with, and it includes a whopping 59 photopolymer stamps!

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (unmarked for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

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Gingerbread House Favor

I have another Christmas in July project for you – this time a cute little 3D favor made with the house framelit from the Home Life Bundle.  They are really fun to make, especially with the addition of the brick texture (embossing paste).

Here’s an end view that shows the space available for a treat.

In the green house, I added a tea bag and a gift card in a coordinating envelope.  In the red house, I added a tea bag and a Ghirardelli chocolate.  You could also use these as special gift tags or place cards for a table setting.

I made up a little neighborhood of these houses, and all of the products used are available now, ahead of the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Video instructions are below.

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (blank for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

If you have a big wish list, July is a great time to join as a Demonstrator.  You get to pick out $125 in product for $99 (shipping is included).  Through July, you also get the “Carols of Christmas” stamp set from our upcoming Holiday Catalog and the essentials listed below.  You can include the coordinating framelits for this new stamp set in your Starter Kit if you like (Item 144674, Card Front Builder Thinlits $30).  The stamp set and framelit are also shown below.

When you sign up as a Demo, there is no obligation to sell, or to purchase anything further, but you will be eligible for the Demonstrator discount on future orders (at least 20%) as long as you are Active.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Over half of the Demonstrators on my team are Hobbyists, meaning they signed up just to get a discount for themselves.  Who wouldn’t prefer to pay less on their orders?  🙂  Click here to join.

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June 2017 Paper Pumpkin

The stamps from last month’s Paper Pumpkin are a real treat for summer projects!  Two stamps from the One in a Melon kit make up this watermelon – the fruit, inked here with Melon Mambo, and the rind.  I inked the rind stamp in Lemon Lime Twist first and then lightly rolled its edge onto my Emerald Envy pad before stamping.

I love these bright summery colors.  Don’t these preppy colors remind you of…

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The preppy Navy, Olive, and Daffodil of the Delightful Daisy designer paper collection take me back to the 80’s too, but I am getting off topic now!

Oh my gosh, and remember these?  I found this searching for the Pappagallos picture…

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Maybe this should’ve been my Thursday post since it is leading to these throwbacks!

Remember that orders for my July online classes are due Sunday, and I still have room in both.  Either stamp set would be a great addition to your collection, and there is no charge for the card materials.  Click here for complete class details.  Have a great weekend!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I really hate to be late with birthday cards, but it does happen.  At least “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” gives us a pretty font for this belated sentiment.

Our new In Colors – Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist – are so pretty together, and don’t you love this combination of Foil Frenzy Designer paper, Berry Burst ribbon and gold sequin trim?  I CASEd that edge treatment from a card I saw on Pinterest by Holly Stene.

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Order $35 or more in July, and I will send you a Delightful Daisy Twisted Gate Fold Birthday Card (blank for your use) and a pack of our new Mini Dimensionals.  Please use the Hostess Code listed here on orders under $150.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! (coupon available through July).

Have a great day!

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