Sending off Mixed Bunch and the Modern Label Punch with a Blue Bokeh Card

JenniferCards, Techniques0 Comments

Every year I have one item on the Stampin’ Up retiring list that I can’t believe is going away.  This year, I can’t believe the Modern Label punch is retiring!  Especially since it goes so awesomely with the Word Window punch!  I guess that just means I have to enjoy it now (and hang on to mine and keep loving it after they stop making it too. ) Today I wanted to share another Bokeh card we did in my technique class.  I think I’ve decided I love mixing in colored circles with my white circles when doing the Bokeh … Read More

Mix & Match those Flower Punches for this Great Dimensional Birthday Card

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Over the last couple catalogs, I’ve collected many of the flower stamp sets and matching punches from Stampin’ Up!  Because you know how much of a sucker I am for stamp sets that match punches – it makes it so easy!  So, I was playing around and started combining my different flowers and it turns out they look pretty great together.  Check it out – Tips for this project: Stamp the flower image with the same color ink as your cardstock (in this case, Strawberry Slush) before stamping to create a custom look. Mix in between your layers flower punches out … Read More

Elegant Gold Stamping with the Curvy Keepsake Box

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Wanna a peek at one of the boxes we’ll be making in my Too Cute Curvy Keepsake box class?  I had said that we would be making 4 boxes including one that was stamped… but when I went to go actually make the stamped box I stalled out.  I had wanted to use my Endless Wishes stamp set, but had forgotten I had loaned it to a downline member.  So I needed an alternate option and this is what I came up with: Turns out Mixed Bunch is a great substitute!  Especially when you use gold and Early Espresso.  Didn’t … Read More

Weekly Deals and In Color Cardstock is Back for a Limited Time!

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If you were watching when the Retirement List came out, you may have seen that the In Color cardstock that is retiring sold out within the first few hours of being up.  But I learned yesterday that Stampin’ Up was able to get a few more packages of each color and they have put them back up as available for purchase.  They told us that once these are gone, they are gone!  So, if you missed a favorite or just want to stock up a little bit more, now is your chance! 2012-2014 In Color Cardstock – Limited Quantities Available … Read More

Comparing the Different Flower Stamp/Punches in One Card!

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Last night was my monthly Stamp Club night and we always make a couple cards using the latest stamps and products.  But this month I wanted to focus on different ways to use some of the stamps, dies, and punches they already had and maybe mix in a few new things they hadn’t tried.  Because isn’t that always the big challenge?  You see a card or a project using a paper and stamp and you know you have to have it.  You get it, make the project, and then go… now what?    This card was all about showing how … Read More

Favorite Cards using Oh, Hello

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As I was looking through the 25% off Stamp sets with a customer last week, I spotted the Oh, Hello stamp set and remembered how when I originally saw this stamp set in the catalog, I thought it looked like a pretty boring stamp set.  I couldn’t picture how it would come together into anything particularly cute…. and then we were given the set at Leadership last year and I saw some samples with it….. and I totally changed my tune! So, I thought I would share some of my quick and easy cards I’ve made with this set to … Read More

Getting Monochromatic with the 2012 In Colors

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I have a friend who hosts Stampin’ Up! workshops for me from a couple states away (she lives in Colorado, I live in Washington), so I send her a project and some fun samples to share with her friends who come over to stamp. This time, I wanted to let everyone see what the new In Colors really look like in person – from the ink, to the cardstock, to the ribbon, and even the dahlias!  I mean, they look nice in the catalog but its kind of like ordering clothes online.  The picture looks great but what will it … Read More

A Little Bit of Digital, A Little Bit of Traditional

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Just a reminder – today is the last day to get 31% off a ton of digital content and print orders.  Even if you haven’t tried My Digital Studio yet, did you know that you can actually use the digital downloads in software you probably have on your computer already? * Digital content and images can be used in any computer program that allows pictures to be imported or pasted in, including – Photoshop, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Paint, etc. So, imagine you are editing your holiday letter or creating a photo holiday card, you can easily add your favorite Stampin’ … Read More

Mixed Bunch Summer Flower

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Oops!  If you visited my blog early this morning, you got a sneak peek of this post because I accidentally had a draft version (with pictures and no text) scheduled to publish early in the morning and I completely forgot I had done that. 🙂 But, I’m not sad to have shared this card.  This is another card we will be making at my Card Stash class today.  I loved the bright colors and wanted something to help welcome summer in.   This card was inspired by a card showcased in the Stampin’ Success this month by Laura Haffke.  I’ve … Read More

Quick Mixed Bunch Party Favor

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Can you tell, I like this stamp set? 🙂  I know, I get a little addicted to stamps that have matching punches; but it makes things come together so quickly! Well, for my recent show, I decided to make these easy little treats to hand out to people who stopped by my demonstrations.  I put my contact information on the back and it doubles as a business card! All it takes is stamping one of the flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in whatever color you like and punching it out with the Blossom punch.  Then punch out another … Read More

Mixed Bunch Quick Thank You Card

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There is something about being a card maker that somehow has tweaked my brain to where I can never seem to let a package get mailed from my house without a card in it!  Even if I’m ready to walk out the door to the post office, I have to walk through my craft room to the garage and then the tugging to my craft table starts.  So, that is what today’s card is all about. I needed to get the Cards to Go kits in the mail and I wanted to include a card that was somewhat in theme … Read More

Mixed Bunch: From Scrapbook Sketch to a Card

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Last weekend, I did a presentation at the Northwest Women’s Show that was based around the idea that you can take one of the many scrapbook sketches out there and use them even if you are not a scrapbooker.  I don’t know about you, but while I like designing cards, sometimes my brain just isn’t working and so it is so nice to have a sketch or design to borrow from.  Often I will use the Stampin’ Up! idea book and catalog and just tweak a card that they use as a sample, but sometimes a scrapbook sketch is perfect!  … Read More