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Need a Tag?

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So…  I finally opened the box of the ‘Pop Up Posies Designer Kit’ (item #131395, $12.95).  I have no IDEA why I waited so long to play with these.

I needed some tags for a couple of gift bags of tea I was making, so I thought these tags would be a good, springy tag to put on…

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They come with pool party, calypso coral and very vanilla paper flowers and 9 brads, some twine, and the crumb cake pre-embossed, diecut tag.  AND, it comes with that just for you stamp (It’s worth it just to get the stamp).  For these tags, I used the antique brads instead of what came with the kit, cause my club members are making a version of this this weekend!!  (sorry to spoil the surprise…) The kit says it makes 9, but you could make MANY more than that (with the paper flowers anyway)… by supplying different brads.  I also added the ribbon pieces to the back of the flowers, just to give it a little extra..

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You can curl the petals with your bone folder…

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Here it is, all packaged UP!!

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I just LOVE how stuff looks in cellophane!!  It makes it look finished… and the recipients of these gifts are gonna be so much more excited because it LOOKS exciting…

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There are so many ideas of things you can do with this kit!!  I will try to get some more samples.   One GOOD idea is to get the kit, and make up all the tags… just to have a stash of tags when you need to get a quick gift together.  They’re so cheerful they will put a smile on ANYONE’s face.

Stop back by on Sunday!!  We will have our next installment of the “BEST OF…” Blog tour… Featuring the “BEST OF LOVE” stamp set!!

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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:

 

Best of… BIRTHDAYS!!!

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Aren’t Birthdays fun times??  I’m happy now because my birthday always falls on our school’s FALL BREAK.  So, I always have the day off! It’s great!!

Anyway, thanks for joining us again on another Blog Tour!  This tour is the BEST OF 25 YEARS TOUR.  Every month of 2013, SU!  is bringing back some of the most popular images and adding a new image and releasing them in a brand new set!  AND… each set comes with a special decal proof of purchase sticker.  If you save 6 of these, you can trade them in for a FREE STAMP SET!!  (valued at 14.95).

For this set, I decided to make a cute set of 3×3 birthday cards… perfect for attaching to a gift.  SO…  with out further adieu, here is the BEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!  (132929, $14.95, clear)

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For this set, I looked on Pinterest (my favorite place for wasting time) to find a color challenge.  This is a good way to jump start a creative process.  I chose one that was Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party.  These cards are basically made all the same way… 3×3…  I used the scallop border punch to punch the bottom… and in doing so, I put a different color to be the inside of the card just so it would show up under the scallop border.

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This set has mostly outlined images, so I pulled out the Many Marvelous Markers (and they are MARVELOUS) to do some ole’ fashioned coloring.  I love to color.

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The rhinestones just added a touch of bling that made gave the little birthday tag a little sparkle.  I also toyed with using dazzling details glitter, but didn’t want to go over the top…

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I like this one the best.  And, the black on the inside is only a 1/2″ piece, so that the giver could still write on it with a regular pen…

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The moment I saw the oval stamp, it screamed to me white emboss on black card stock.  So, that’s what I did.  I also embossed on Pool Party so I could trim out that banner image in the center.

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Well.  Maybe I like this one the best.  I like cupcakes.  DELICIOUS.

The supplies for these little cards are pretty simple.  In addition to the cardstock colors I listed above, I used black staz-on ink, the markers, and the scallop border punch.  You could sit down in an evening and knock a bunch of these out so you’d be set for birthdays for the whole year.  They’re cute and FAST and are sure to make the receiver smile.

Thanks for joining us!!  Off to the next stop… click the button below…

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In case the link doesn’t work, or SOMEONE else’s link doesn’t work, here is a list of the blog tour participants in alphabetical order:

nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/
Linda bartolucci – www.inkstampandscrap.com
Ingrid Blackburn http://createwithingrid.wordpress.com/
Melissa Bolinger – 
www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley – http://jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Lee Bradford – http://inkartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Susan Carlson – http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com 
Connie Deibler – www.conniestamps.com
Tamra Davis  –Www.theCardLadies.com
Sherri Eddleblute – Www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Embrey- www.PossibilitieStamperStudio.com
Becky Evans www.alwayshappystampin.com
Kathy Hamrick – www.countryroads.typepad.com 
Crystal Kondo  www.http://card-ed.com/
Debra Lehigh- www.thestampinhut.typepad.com

Debbie Lever – www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com

Lynn Marshall Http://raganscrazycreations.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci – www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com

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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My Heart is Fluttering!!

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Hello!!  And Welcome to the 3rd posting of the Remarkables Blog Tour!!  I hope you are enjoying this… I sure am.

So, Today is about Valentine’s.  Or any other event you’d need LOTS of hearts.  I have to admit.  I first saw this stamp set and didn’t give it a second look.  I have heart stamps.  But, then when I actually PLAYED with it, I fell in love.  And, here’s why:  It’s got matching Framelits.  AND, the heart is the same size in but with different stamps.  I like that I can have the same size of image in many different ways.

And, I am a teacher, so I had Christmas Vacation to play a lot with this set.  It has quickly become a favorite of mine from the Occasions Mini.

Needed a little of inspiration, I took to pinterest to find a color challenge.  This one was a fun one… Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White.  I gotta say, Pinterest is the creative jump-start…    And here is what I came up with.  I kind of wanted to do a SUITE of different things… for all the different people you need a little gifty for on Valentine’s Day.

Oh…  and because Heart’s A Flutter is wordless, it works for a lot of different things.  But, I wanted SOME words… so in the samples you see below, all words are from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set.  Nope, I lied.. .Tiny Tags and Pretty Petites (a Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek…)

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Here we have something for everyone…

First off, is the Valentine’s Card for the Husband (friend, lover, whomever…it’s pretty generic… and you can change the sentiment)

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My favorite, absolute FAVORITE item from the mini is the honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TEIF)

Next we have the gift to our BESTEST FRIEND… (who always appreciates a good hug–both the human and chocolate variety)… The Up-cycled Starbucks Frappachino Bottle filled with a Hershey’s Hugs.

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Then we  have the PERFECT gift for the teachers (and, cause I am a teacher, I can speak from experience)  The Hershey Bar Slider…

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Here is a picture of the bar with it partially open:  (notice that it is HERSHEY DARK)

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And here is the package without the chocolate, so you can see how to put it together.  Punch a hole in the TOP LAYER ONLY of your pocket (and to make the pocket, I just cut card stock a little longer and wider for it to wrap completely around a chocolate bar…or WHATEVER… but this teacher likes chocolate… dark chocolate).  Thread ribbon through it and around a chocolate bar, and tie.  There… It will slide in and out… And BTW… I lied again. The Two Toned Ribbon may be my favorite item.  Well… I CAN’T DECIDE ON A FAVORITE.

Let’s see…where does that leave us…  OH, the little card box.  This is good for your sister, mom, friend, or that person in your life who ALWAYS encourages others.  Cause there are 4 little note cards and mini envelopes that they will just LOVE giving away to people…

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This is a close up of the front of the box.  I used the framelits heart to cut out the heart shape and the new soda caps with crystal effects to add that little detail…  These look great packaged in our gusset cello bags!!

Here is a close up of the contents:

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And next we have the little post-it easel.  These are GREAT for the co-workers. Fast and EASY to make and they are very cost effective as they don’t use a WHOLE pad of post-its.  It will brighten ANYONE’s day on Valentine’s.

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Here it is from the top, closed (mostly…)

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On this, I got out that honeycomb TIEF again!!  And, used the Pool Party Co’ordinations paper.  LOVE IT TOO.  And, I’m getting back into embossing.  I can’t figure out why I didn’t enjoy it.  I always thought I didn’t like it.  But, the SU embossing power melts so smooth… and FAST.  And, the redesigned heat tool (new to this catalog year) WHISPERS compared to the others… (I think I was afraid to emboss cause I’d wake the kid…)  Anyway…

Here is the image of the stamp set…  and if you think you wanna make these Valentine’s, you better get your product ordered.  You have exactly ONE MONTH!!  🙂  And, Hey, Stamp Club Members:  Leave a comment for which project you’d like to make at club this month!!  I can’t decide… I love them all…

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Next Blog in the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour

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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