Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rue Des Fleurs, Twitterpated DSP, and Labels Collection Framelits

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by to see my Stampin' Up! Rue Des Fleurs greeting card, "Thanks for Your Support"!  This card is dedicated to two of my sisters, Bonnie and Bonita, for all the support they have given me over the last year.  I love my sisters very much, and just don't know what I would do without them!

The beautiful Stampin' Up! Twitterpated Designer Series Paper forms the frame around the corset and sentiment stamp images from the Rue Des Fleurs Stamp SetI love the flowers sitting inside the corset!  The frame, which is dimensional, was created with the new Stampin' Up! Labels Collection Framelits, and the picture below gives a closeup of the frame. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paper Quilling, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper

I love butterflies!  I get so excited when I see them around my flowers in my gardens.  Thinking of butterflies generated this card that features paper quilled butterflies and the Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (DSP) (126154) that you get free with a $50 order!

The Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die was used for the Calypso Carol scallop squares, and the 1-3/8" Square Punch for the Pool Party squares.  The ribbon and brads from the  Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack were placed 3/4" from the top and bottom, and all four corners, respectively.

What do you think about the paper quilled butterflies?

Remember that during Sale-A-Bration you can get the Everyday Enchantment DSP or the Ribbon and Brad Pack FREE with a $50 order (excluding shipping and taxes.)  Check it out HERE!

Monday, February 27, 2012

2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Carryover Products

If you did not get a chance to order all of the items you wanted from the last Stampin' Up! Holiday Mimi Catalog, there are products that were carried over and therefore still available.  Click HERE for a list of the products.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Beyond the Garden DSP & Punch Art

Yesterday I shared with you a tool tip regarding the use of Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  Today I am sharing a card I made by applying the tool tip.  As you see, the glitter-covered Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet designed with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch is attached to the lower part of the card front.
Other Stampin' Up! Products used are:
Stamps:  Sale-A-Bration's Sprinkled Expressions that you can get free with a $50 order
Paper:  Beyond the Garden DSP and Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point Cardstock
Ink:  Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tool Tip - Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Typically, the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are used to adhere die cuts to paper (e.g.,cardstock and designer series paper), fabric to paper, or other crafting items to various forms of base material.  Today, I have another application to share with you.

This tip involves using an adhesive sheet, the Stampin' Up! Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch, and Stampin' Glitter.  However, the tip can be used with any Stampin' Up! punch.


1.  Using a piece of an Adhesive Sheet, punch a Lace Ribbon Border with the Large Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  Measure and cut to the size desired.

2. Carefully remove the "Sizzix" backing from the Lace Ribbon Border piece, ensuring the adhesive remains. Try to not touch the adhesive side with your fingers to prevent removing the adhesive. 

3.  Select a glitter of your choice and cover the Lace Ribbon Border with the glitter.  Using the back of a small spoon or other object, gently tap the glitter down onto the adhesive strip.

4.  Using tweezers, lift the Lace Ribbon Border from the glitter.  Using the spoon, gently pat down the glitter again to ensure adhesion. 

5.  Embellish a card with your glitter-covered Lace Ribbon Border.

I encourage you to think outside the box and discover other ways to use the adhesive sheets.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

Have you taken advantage of the FREE 30-day trial of the Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio?  If not, don't miss out on this opportunity to try the software for developing digital scrapbooks, cards, journals, and much more.

It doesn't cost you ANYTHING to try out the software for 30 days.

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to professional print services.

What are you waiting for?  Click HERE to download your personal free trial!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mouthwatering Stamp Set, and Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper

Sweet cherries, especially Bing Cherries, surely make my mouth water; how about you?  And as I've said before, the "dressed up" stamp images form the Mouthwatering Stamp Set really make my mouth water.  They are so adorable!  

Today's share is a card featuring the Mouthwatering Stamp Set's cherries stamp image, and I think the card is so bright and cheeryful; oops, I mean cheerful.  This card is a perfect card for my grandchildren as they love fruit and they certainly are so very sweet!

The card base is Soft Suede Cardstock that is covered with Riding Hood Red Cardstock.  The top layer is the cupcake design from the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The mats behind the cherry image were made with the Stampin' Up! Labels Collection FramelitsThe second label is covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, as is the flipped-up piece of the DSP at the bottom right.  The "So Sweet" sentiment is from the Sweet Cake Stamp Set.

Closeups of the card's elements are below.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

President's Day

Happy President's Day, everyone!  Or I should say, Happy Washington's Birthday!  Maybe both are right!  Or maybe it should be Presidents' Day.

Do you know the history behind this legal public holiday?  Grammatically speaking, the word "President's" is singular, thereby suggesting the day is for celebrating ONE president.  I've seen it also called Presidents' Day, which grammatically means it is a day to celebrate ALL presidents.  So what is correct?

Actually, legally speaking (i.e., U.S. Code, Title 5, Section 6103) the day is to celebrate ONE president, and that is President George Washington.  Thus, the official name for the holiday is Washington's Birthday.  It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by the Congress for federal employees and the District of Columbia. The holiday was initially celebrated on Washington's official birthday, February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar.  In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, which placed Washington's birth on February 22, 1732.  Why has the February 22nd date changed?

Let's first establish when Washington's birthday legally became a holiday.  It was designated as a legal holiday by the Congress on January 31, 1879.  Then in 1968, Washington's Birthday holiday was moved to the third Monday of February as a result of the congressional Monday Holiday Law.  Though the day of the holiday was changed by the Law, the name of the holiday did not.  It has remained to this day as the Washington's Birthday holiday.  So why is the holiday unofficially called President's/Presidents' Day? 

This holiday is not a "national holiday", which means it is not applicable to the states.  As stated above, it is only applicable to federal employees and the District of Columbia.  However, the holiday has an impact on banks, post offices, etc.  That impact is addressed by the states which decide their own legal holidays.  Currently, there are several states that have renamed Washington’s Birthday to President’s Day or a similar variation to honor all of the U.S. presidents.  In Massachusetts, for example, the holiday focuses on honoring presidents from that state and a few other states have passed similar holidays as well.
Thus, in a nutshell, today, George Washington's Birthday, is a day that we can celebrate Washington's Birthday, or a day to celebrate all presidents!  Whichever, enjoy your holiday!!