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Ciao, BABY!!

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Welcome Back to the “Stamp of the Month” Blog tour.  March’s installment uses Ciao, Baby from the Spring Occasions catalog.  I ordered this set as soon as I saw it.  Wanna know why…  It fits the petite curly label punch available in SAB… and the tiny scallop circle in the Occasions catalog.  And, I’m a sucker for little tags.  You can use them on everything.  Now, this set would make gorgeous cards in it’s own right…3×3 cards, tags, etc… but, when we get to March, I know the Stampin’ Up catalog is in it’s, hum, shall we say, last few moments (don’t get alarmed, you still got a couple of months…) But, as a demonstrator, with the new catalog coming in June, I have to start looking at the stamps I have and seeing what have I used, what has gotten ‘hidden’ behind something else on the shelf…  and I did… and found Baby Boutique.  It kinda got stuck back behind some other stamps, and I realized this WHOLE year has passed and I’ve not really made anything with it.  SO….  I’m paring Ciao, Baby with Baby Botique.

I wanted to do a few quick and simple cards, cause these images really are nice and bold…  for both sets…

Here is what I did:

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Simple colors, easy lines, fun and fast to make.

 

 

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Though it doesn’t specifically say it, This one would make a perfect Easter card.  I love the little detailing in the bird.  And, the Happy Day stamp from Ciao Baby looks like the bird chirped it.  I used the border from the Tasteful Trim die (I use that for EVERYTHING….not just on this blog post).  I used so saffron paper and the polkadot textured impressions embossing folder to add just a little detail…  Oh, I used crumb cake for the scallop punch and very vanilla for the card…

 

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This one makes a great card for someone who you need to give a note of encouragement or thanks!  Island Indigo ink makes a very cheerful greeting.

 

 

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And, the baby pajamas.  That’s what made me want to by the Baby Boutique stamp set in the first place.  This one uses pool party, but it could easily be made in any color for either gender baby… and, you can take the ‘Thank you’ stamp from the Pretty Petites (another SAB freebie) and make a set of thank you cards for the new-to-be mom.  Thank you cards… that’s what I started giving as gifts to baby and wedding showers….  a set of cards, pretty pen, stamps, and return address labels…  A perfect, hand-made gift…

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!!  Off to your next stop!  See what Deb Leigh has for you…

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And if that link doesn’t work, here is the full list of people in the tour:

 

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Special Valentine Delivery

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So… a while back a friend of mine asked me to make a “Baby’s First Year” scrapbook album for her daughter who is due sometime this month.  They made it as a gift for her at the shower.  For baby’s first year, I usually do a Valentine themed page for the month of February, but since this conflicted with the actual ARRIVAL of the baby, I decided to try to meld the two ideas together.  So, this is what I got…  (idea was cased from a card I saw on pinterest… but I cannot remember who)

 

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I apologize for the junky picture, (and the surrounding mess) but it is what it is.  And, I don’t have the album anymore to take another…  But, I LOVE it…  (oh… so humble I am….  snort).  For this, I used every heart framelit and punch I owned.  And, since it was a baby boy, I wanted to keep the red and pink, and girly to a minimum.  Hence the pool party, island indigo and suede…

So…  enjoy…

AND!!  I’m part of ANOTHER blog tour.  2 A MONTH now!!  (WOW).  The next one is coming up THIS Sunday.  And, it is the “Anniversary Blog” tour.  It will feature all of the stamp sets that SU is releasing every month in honor of their 25th anniversary.  They are the most popular images from different sets they’ve had over the years, plus a NEW image.  AND…  if you order the set, you get a special little card and decal… you collect 6 of these over the course of the next year, and you will get a free stamp set valued at $14.95!!  HOW FUN IS THAT!!!

So…  see you soon!

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more sale-a-brating

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Okay… SO here is another glimpse at Sale-A-Bration.

This cutie comes from the Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration set.  I love it.  It seems so suited for a teen or tween girl who excels at something and you just wanna give an  “‘atta girl” to…   I can see using it for graduation..  Possibilities are endless.  And, this isn’t the only stamp in the set!!  You will have to stay tuned for more.

 

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So, this uses the Sycamore Street DSP as well.  And, the honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I think that it is my NEW favorite folder.  It’s available in the Occasions Mini, so you don’t have to wait until January 22 to get it.    And, that little button, it’s new.  From the Occasions Mini…  Another of my favorites.  Beautiful Silver Brushed Nickel.  Stampin’ UP is really getting it right with the buttons.  There was one in the last catalog that I just fell in love with as well…  anyway, I digress…

 

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Here is an up close  so you can see the texture on the button.  AND the texture on the NEW Pool Party Co’oredinations paper!!  Now, I didn’t even sand the honeycomb after, and it still works great.  But, the way the paper comes, it makes an excellent lightly textured background paper.  LOVE IT.  Do you notice the Rich Razzleberry Scallop Circle?  First off, it’s embossed with the Vine Street TIEF.  But, you must be thinking, what SIZE is that??  Do I have it??  And the answer would be, “No, Cuz it’s NEW”.  The 7/8″ scallop circle.  It coordinates with ALL our other scallop punches so it will be a must have…

Here’s the LOW-DOWN:

  • Patterned  Occasions Stamp Set (SAB)
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Island Indigo card stock
  • Pool Party Co’ordinations card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Summer Starfruit card stock
  • 7/8″ scallop punch
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 3/4″ circle punch
  • itty bitty shapes punch pack
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • Basics Designers Buttons (brushed nickel)

And, Don’t forget to check pack on Jan 13!!  We will be having another blog tour featuring “Heart’s A-Flutter”.  I’m SO excited about the stuff I made.  First time I didn’t case ANYTHING (well, the color scheme I took from a color challenge I saw on pinterest).   It was fun just to PLAY… You will be SO ready for Valentine’s Day after this tour…

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Oooo. Sale-a-Bration is a comin’

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So, I know it’s wrong.  But.  Hey… if you wanna be part of the it, you gotta sign up to be a demonstrator.  That’s part of the perks.

What’s WRONG (at least how you guys must see it) is that I have my SAB stuff and am CURRENTLY playing with it.  So exciting.  It’s a VERY fun year in regards to Sale-A-Bration.  So, I think it is LOVELY…

But, I couldn’t WAIT to show you what I get to play with!!  Though I cannot show you the set of stamps, I can show you stuff I made with said stamps.

This card is made with a set called Madison Avenue.  It is the one I made for a swap I am in with some other team members.  One of my  upline demos has organized it.  This is a second year I’ve participated in the swap.  It’s a lot of fun and I get lots of great cards made by talented demos (another PERK of being a demo).  Made sitting in my friend, Anne’s kitchen (another demo…which is another PERK… stamping is a communal sport…)

Anyway, here it is:

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So, in this, I’m using the Madison Avenue Stamp set, the coordinating Sycamore Street DSP, and Vine Street (TIEF).  ALL of these items are in the SAB catalog (which means, you get one free with every $50 you spend on merchandise).  YAY!

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Here is a close up.  (Gasp, you do have to cut the tangerine tango layer out of the flower by hand….)  Sorry.  But, it adds SO much…  it really doesn’t take long.

I don’t know why, but I’ve been in a texture layering mood lately.  So, as you can (kind-of) see, the rich razzleberry is embossed with the vine street (TIEF).  Then, I layered the DSP with the same print, then dsp with polka-dots and a solid (Tangerine Tango).  I just love the bright colors.  It really is kind of an ‘in your face’ card but it is a perfect, cheery, “Hello” in an envelope.  The card base is made out of summer starfruit (confession, when I first saw starfruit, I thought it looked vaguely similar to something that comes out of a newborn… BUT… IT IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLORS now…)  absolutely love it.  And, I would nave never thought of using these colors with it, but was just trying to keep the same as what is in the dsp…  And, it works!!   Those SU designers have it all figured out.

You will get a chance to earn SAB products starting January 22.  So…  if you wanna host a workshop (get more stuff for free) give me a call and we can set a date.  Also, if you haven’t received the new Occasions Mini, or the SAB catalog, let me know and I will be happy to get you one.

Anyway, As preparations are being made for ringing in a new year, I wish you the best.  And, hopefully you are safe and have a little time to enjoy some crafting!!  And family!!  and friends!!  and… and…and…  we are so richly blessed….

AND OH!!  Our next blog tour is coming up… Jan 13!!   It will feature Hearts A Flutter from the Occasions Mini (Think Valentine’s!!)

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