Congratulations or Birthday Card – You Decide!

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Amazing You Sale-a-bration card idea

I recently held my first Creative Cards class of the year with my local stampers. And, since it was right after the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog launched, I HAD to play with all the new stuff I had gotten from that catalog! I am so glad I had this class on the books because I hadn’t taken much time to get my new stamps inky before then. Let me give you a little back story – see, my family is FULL of December babies.  My birthday is in mid-December, both of my kiddos are in December (one at the beginning … Read More

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

Foxy Friend Fabulously Fun Birthday Card

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Last Friday was my monthly Creative Cards class – we normally meet the first Friday of the month, but with OnStage Local happening that first weekend of the month, I had to push it back a week.  Well, I was so glad I could because it gave me a chance to play with my new Stitched Shapes framelits (SO FUN!!) and since we had Christmas Cards and Tags classes scheduled for Saturday, I was free to play with all the other fun non-holiday items in my craft room. So out came the Foxy Friends stamp set and the coordinating A … Read More

More Party Wishes! A Pop of Punches Birthday Card

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Remember how yesterday I shared a card that used the little candles punch and stamp from Party Wishes?  Well, today I have another birthday card idea using the OTHER punches in that party punch pack… the cupcake and balloon! This was all started from an “element” we made as a make & take at the OnStage event in November, but there was a lot more designer paper below the Happy Birthday sentiment and I just couldn’t handle it for some reason.   It just wasn’t my style and so I had to start cutting it up and trying new things! … 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

Christmas or All Year Cards with Season of Cheer Designer Paper

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At the Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend last month, I gave everyone who was attending on Friday a goodie bag that included a number of items including the Season of Cheer designer paper pack and some of the Old Olive Baker’s Twine (which is one of the weekly deal this week – booyah!)  I used this paper for their make & take projects and had fun designing 4 cards – 2 of which were Christmas Cards and 2 which were anytime of year cards!  Because I loved how even though this paper is in the Holiday Catalog and shown doing lots … Read More

Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday for the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop – (Wednesday Walkthrough Video Tutorial)

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If you missed it yesterday, the new 2015 Stampin’ Up annual catalog launched yesterday and so today we are in full swing of everything ramped up and ready to go with all the changes that come with the new catalog.  If you haven’t seen yours yet, here is the link to the new catalog and to my new catalog walkthrough video that went up on my YouTube channel yesterday. See the new catalog PDF  |  Check out my new catalog walkthrough on YouTube! But not only is the new catalog here but it is once again time for another Fun … Read More

Spruce Up a Gift Bag with a Glitzy Decorative Tag using Amazing Birthday

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My head has been down focused on recent stamping events including my Sale-a-Bration Celebration customer appreciation event, getting my April Class-by-Mail out the door, and working on thank you cards and projects for my next few classes (Beautiful Bokeh on Monday 4/27 for you locals, and hopefully the Easy & Elegant Artisan Cards for May’s Class by mail!)   And though it has been crazy, it’s been a lot of fun!  I love getting a chance to make some special goodies to say thank you for everyone who has been supporting me and letting me bring a little creativity into their … Read More

Big News about the Butterfly Thinlits & a Special Offer!

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Have you been loving the Butterfly Thinlits?  I LOVE how pretty the delicate shapes are from the dies like on this card I made with the Red Glimmer Paper: And I will say (even though I totally forgot to get a picture before I gave away all my swaps) that I really enjoy how EASY it is to put together a card with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Seriously, it looks like an ok stamp set in the catalog, but when you start playing with it, cards start coming together really quickly!  Here is one that I was sent recently … Read More

Fun with Washi Sheets–a birthday card and NEW CLASS by MAIL!

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I will admit, I saw the washi sheets when they came out in the Occasions Catalog and I didn’t give them too much thought.  Sure, washi was fun, but did I really need sheets of them?  Well, I finally decided to get a pack and start playing and turns out that having bigger pieces of washi is actually a lot of fun and great for all kinds of projects!  In fact, I created my April Class by Mail around Washi Sheets and the Celebrate Today stamp set bundle because I was having such a great time. See, totally fun, right?  … Read More

Big Day Birthday Card, Fun Idea for the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, & LAST CHANCE on Sale-a-Bration!

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****************************************************** LAST CALL!  Today is the last day to: –  pick your free favorite items with every $50 you spend –  join my Fun n’ Crafty stampers group and get 2 free Sale-a-bration items or 1 project kit –  Save $5 on the 3 Month Subscription for Paper Pumpkin (one for you and give one as a gift ) AND get a free Sale-a-Bration item as a bonus too! ****************************************************** Ok, so I have A LOT to catch up on… so, big breath in, and get ready to dive in to some project ideas for you! First up, this fun … Read More