LAST DAY for Great Sale-a-Bration Specials!

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Lift Me Up Birthday Card with Carried Away paper - Jennifer Blomquist,

So, today I have to put out the LAST CALL for taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration promotions.  Stampin’ Up always runs this incentive during the first 3 months of the year, giving you a chance to get free stamps and papers, including exclusive items that are made only for this promotion. Plus, if you are thinking of taking advantage of all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you only have through tonight to get those 2 free stamp sets of your choice, any value with your starter kit.  PLUS, Stampin’ Up just announced that anyone who purchased the starter … Read More

Masculine Birthday Card Idea with Balloon Adventures

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Masculine Birthday Card with Balloon Adventures by Jennifer Blomquist

With so many great flowers and lace stamps and dies, sometimes I have a hard time finding a  Masculine birthday card in my stash.  So, when I was designing a card for my recent Stamping Bingo event, I decided to fix that problem!  I love this Balloon Adventures stamp set and especially that it fits the Balloon Bouquet punch.  But this card is all about the details, which lets you keep it interesting without bringing it over to the girly side.   Let me share with you some of the fun touches we added: Little Touches Make All the Difference … Read More

Bright Birthday Card with a Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Bouquet

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When I start working on a project, sometimes I have a plan in mind, but often I turn to pinterest or google image search to give me a starting point for my project.  Most of the time, I end up mixing and matching my favorite ideas from multiple cards into one card.  But sometimes I come across a card that I love so much that I just have to make it exactly as I see it.  Today is one of those cards!  Check out how fun and cheery it is: I saw this card by Shannon Kay on Pinterest and … Read More

Enjoy the Little Things Card with Botanical Gardens

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So, by now you’ve heard (and probably seen) the retiring list from Stampin’ Up of which things are going to be discontinued at the end of May.  If you can believe it, some of the items have already started selling out!  Just so you know – you SU fans like me – here is what has sold out as of this morning: RETIRED ITEMS SOLD OUT ALREADY: Washi Label punch Trimmer replacement mat Cottage Greetings Kit Stack & Store Caddy In Color 12×12 cardstock (2014-16) Smoky Slate marker But there are still lots of great items available and some are … Read More

Pi Day Special–Save 14% off anything Pie related!

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Hopefully you are all snug and warm at your home.  Thanks for a crazy windstorm yesterday, we lost power and they have yet to restore it to our home.  Eek!  So my grand plans to record a couple new project videos for you while the kids were at school is a bit postponed.  I figured you didn’t want a video in the dark   So, while I work on other planning – like for my Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend – Spring Fling in April!  (register now to save your table!), I remembered that today is Pi Day (3.14) and so … Read More

Using the Softer Side of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Paper

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So, first… just to remind you… today is the LAST DAY that the Perfectly Artistic designer paper will be available along with the Sky’s the Limit stamp set and the Hello stamp set.  So, if you were planning on getting any of those items, make sure you do it today, just to be sure!  Remember it is FREE with any $50 purchase. Ok, so, let’s get to the card, shall we?  Here is one more share featuring the Perfectly Artistic Paper: The marble side is pretty and elegant, but I LOVE the watercolor wash side of the sheets because they … Read More

Beautiful Backgrounds with Perfectly Artistic Paper & Wink of Stella

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I’m back and continuing on sharing some of my favorite projects using the retiring Perfectly Artistic designer paper that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration.  I’ve said many times, you don’t get a good feel for this paper pack in the catalog, but ooh boy is it pretty in person! Today, I wanted to share a card I made for my Occasions Catalog kick off party.  It was a make & take and we were playing with lots of new things.  So many fun new things that make your projects really come together easily and have that wow factor, including: … Read More

Beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Butterfly Card (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

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Oh my goodness you guys! I’ve been so excited to share this Bloomin’ Heart Butterfly card with you… and I’ve even got a VIDEO TUTORIAL for it too!  I almost forgot how much I love doing videos.  Now to take some time this afternoon to try to record some more! But in the meantime, can we talk about how pretty this butterfly is…and the secret is to make it using the new Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die! I first saw the idea to cut out a butterfly from the Bloomin’ Heart die by fellow demo Kirsteen Gill and I knew I … Read More

Bright & Cheery Birthday Card with the New Party Wishes Stamps & Confetti Embossing Folder

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Let’s think spring and bright and cheery as we head into January.  I know a lot of people are thinking about resolutions and thinking about making sure you are on top of birthday cards for the year – I know I am!  I want to do a lot better sending out birthday cards to my friends and family.  So, let’s kick things off with a fun birthday card using the new Party Wishes stamp set and the Confetti Embossing Folder! Ok, really… I just love this sentiment!  Coming from a tech background and working in an office, I have had … Read More

Sneak Peek! Rose Garden Thinlits & Glimmer Paper = Gorgeously Elegant Cards!

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Woo hoo!  Don’t you just love sneak peeks?  I wanted to share a couple cards with you that I made playing with some new goodies coming on January 5th from the Occasions Catalog – the Rose Garden Thinlits, Rose Wonder stamp set, and beautiful Blushing Bride glimmer paper.  But more importantly, to remind you to pick up some Black Glimmer paper before it is gone on January 4th!! Seriously, I love this paper and don’t know why they aren’t carrying it over.  If you missed it, that was probably because it was hidden with the Halloween products, but it is … Read More

Hello You Vellum Overlay Card with Washi Tape Stickers

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Last night we had a fun Technique class focusing on Washi Tape and so I thought I’d share one of the cards we made here today!  I love vellum overlays and they paired up well with a couple Washi Tape techniques… what do you think? This was also a great excuse for me to get out my Black Glimmer paper and play some more too.  I love how the Black Glimmer paper looks with the thin word dies like this “Hello” from the Hello You thinlits.  It is just so sparkly and pretty!  I tried getting a better picture so … Read More

Curvy Keepsake Christmas Light Treat Bag (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

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The Christmas countdown has begun!  Use this Curvy Keepsake Christmas light treat bag for a fun little giftable or table setting for all those last minute gifts for co-workers, family, and friends.  I love how fast it comes together so it is perfect for whipping up when you need something quick. Tips for making this project: The Curvy Keepsake die makes the perfect bulb shape!  Use the Curvy Keepsake die, not for a little round box but for the perfect shape of the Christmas light bulbs.  Cut two of the box dies shapes only cut off the shorter/fatter side of … Read More