September Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom #26 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

OK, I have to admit, when I first saw the Holiday Catalog,  there were SO MANY that went straight to the top of my MUST HAVE LIST!   I actually had my wish list by page #, rather than item because I knew I needed page 5, and page 41 for example.  And even though I did end up ordering more stamp sets than I planned on, I have actually used them all, and love each & everyone!  (And I have more on the way!  – I just had to have some more stamps & framelits that I didn’t get on the first order!)   But the set I chose to share with you today is Festival of Trees and the coordinating Tree punch (of course, this is a bundle so you’ll save 15% when you purchase them together).

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I used the Trim the Tree DSP Paper Stack to provide the plaid patterned panel behind the focal point.   (I’m loving the Paper Stacks, I’m finding them to be more economical and more user-friendly than our 12×12 pkgs of DSP).

The images in the Festival of Trees are so simple & cute, but I really like the sentiment too.  It’s one of the ‘inside-out” sentiments as I like to call them.  It’s a great way to add a sentiment on the face of the card, and on the inside too.

Here’s the inside:  IMG_3824See what I mean about the sentiment?  A Merry Little Wish…For Lots of Joy at Christmas.  I know so many of you want stamps with a verse for the front and for the inside, so here it is.  And with 5 different trees, the star, the bird, the tinsel, the flower pot, the Festival of Trees stamp set has so much to deliver, esp. for only $15.95.  Bundle it with the coordinating Tree Punch and it’s only $27.95
I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to cut out the piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock behind the tree.

I hope you enjoyed my simple, little project!  It was so fun to make, and I know I’ll be making alot of cards with the set in the next few months.

If you would like to order any of the products used, or anything else from Stampin’ Up!, you can click here or on the pics of each item below.

The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains #28 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space- – - YOU ARE HERE – - -
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

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New to Rubber Stamping?

Whether you’ve been rubber stamping for a long-time or a newbie, there are certain basics you’ll need to keep in mind to be successful.  First, you’ll need good quality rubber stamps, inks, paper, adhesive and a good cutting tool.  And sometimes you just need someone to teach you new techniques, inspire you and show you the ropes.

My first introduction to rubber stamping was 7 or 8 years ago at a Stampin’ Up! workshop.   I had never heard of Stampin’ Up! before attending this workshop, and I always wondered the big deal was about rubber stamping.  I thought, stamp to ink to paper, then what?  How could you make that into a work of art?  I’ve seen rubber stamps with nice images at the craft stores but didn’t know how to turn that into something special.

My introduction to the world of rubber stamping, and Stampin’ Up! that night was life-changing!  Really.  I discovered a world of color, coordinated color, paper, inks, and how to use different ink colors on 1 stamp to make an image come to life.  I learned to cut and glue and add ribbon or a button to embellish.  I was hooked!   I couldn’t sleep that night – I just kept staring at what I made and thinking of all the possibilities of what I could make!  I couldn’t wait for my order to come in so I could start creating.

Here is my very first card that I ever made that fateful evening:

IMG_3765[1]So simple and yet, to me, so beautiful; a work of art!  I don’t remember the name of the stamp set, but I remember using Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp.  The ribbon & brads were the icing on the cake .

I jumped at the chance to be part of a stamp club; an opportunity to get together with other ladies who wanted to create with paper & rubber stamps, to learn from our Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and to start my own collection of paper and ink & stamp sets.  My monthly stamp club was something I looked forward to with anticipation.

After a number of years in that club, and encouragement from all the other ladies in my club, I stretched myself to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and to start teaching rubber stamping to others.  I still light up whenever I see someone take a rubber stamp to an ink pad and then to paper for the first time and watch as they marvel at their first creation!  I love teaching Stampin’ Up! and I still look forward to my Stamp Club or Class nights.  The fun, the camaraderie, the laughter, the projects.

I would love if you would join me for a stamp class:  I’m hosting a few events in the coming weeks.  Click here for the list of classes.  But I’m also available to come to you and teach a workshop with you and your friends.  Email me to schedule your own workshop.  If this looks and sounds like fun to you; or if you are just curious as what to do with an ink pad and rubber stamp, join me.  My open house on Sept. 13th is free so there is no commitment except a few hours of your time.  The other classes have a nominal fee to cover the cost of supplies.

Don’t live in the NE PA area?  My classes & stamp clubs don’t fit into your schedule?    Join me for a Virtual Stamp Club.    I’m starting a Virtual Stamp Club where we will get together in the comfort of your own home, at your convenience and stamp once a month.  I’ll still teach a new technique each month, and you’ll have the chance to build your stash of supplies.   Sound like fun?  Indicate your interest by emailing me and I’ll send you all the details.

Hope to see you soon.  Stamp happy!

Nancy

 

 

Homemade Holidays are in the bag!

The moment you have been waiting for is here!!! (drum roll, please!)  The Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog!  Filled with lots stamp sets, from traditional Christmas, to whimsical to nature-inspired, Nordic and more!  Lots more, including great DSP’s, embellishment and gift-wrapping!  Well, see for yourself!  Here it is. 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Take a few minutes and flip thru pages for yourself.  What is your must-have stamp set or suite for Christmas?  For Halloween?  For Fall?

Page 41 went straight to the top of my list!  I love the stamp set “For All Things” but the DSP, and buttons & washi tape just made it complete.  Love, love, love Festival of Trees and the coordinating punch, and Ornamental Pine.  Of course, the wreath & framelit set: Wondrous Wreath on page 9 is everybody’s favorite.  And as a bundle, you’ll save 15% when you purchase the stamp set & framelits dies together.

You can begin shopping here.  And with a qualifying order of $150 or more, you can get the Stamp Set “Good Greetings” for FREE, on top of the host rewards!

Want it all but your budget says otherwise?  Today is the last day to join Stampin’ Up and get all the perks that come with joining our family including product discounts!  The SWEET DEAL ends today; buy the starter kit for $99 and receive your choice of $150 worth of products – and it ships for free!  Then take 30% off your first order.  Click here to join now – you don’t have to ‘sell’ anything and there is no obligation but you’ll get all the perks until Jan 30, 2015.

Want to see before you buy?  I’m hosting a Holiday Open House on Sat., Sept. 13th at my home.  I’ll have product demo’s, make & takes, prizes and more!  Come join me- there is no cost for this event but RSVP’s are required.  Leave a comment at the end of the blog post if you’d like to come.

Well, I’ll let you go so you can really study the catalog.  Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

Falling for All Things

Today was the first day that I got to play around with my new stamps, paper & accessories from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog.  The first stamp set I wanted to play with is called “For All Things”.  It reminds me of the Work of Art set because it has a watercolor-ish background stamp.  Because the new Mojo Monday sketch challenge was waiting for me to participate, I decided to use my new stamp set & coordinating DSP to make a card for the Mojo Monday challenge.

IMG_3715 Here is the sketch:

The wonderful, rich colors come from the palette of the new Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper which will be available Aug. 28th.  The stamp set is the coordinating “For All Things” and the sentiment comes from “Good Greetings”; these too will be available with the Holiday Catalog in a few weeks.

If you’d like to play along with Mojo Monday sketch challenge, or see what others have come up with for the challenge just click on the image above.

If you’d like to order from me, click here.  Don’t forget about our weekly deals or the Big Shot Promotion going on now. 

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Purchase a Big Shot now thru August 31 & get a FREE stamp set & framelits bundle (valued up to $60).  Already own a Big Shot?  Well you can purchase these exclusive bundles at a 15% discount.  Click here or on the pic to go to my store.

Come back to see more sneak peeks from the Holiday Catalog.  I have lots more to show you!  Until then, Happy Stampin’

Nancy

Freshly Made for Laura’s birthday

I love the sketch challenge this week from Freshly Made Sketches.  I knew I wanted to use this sketch, possibly  over & over again, and I had several stamp sets and designs come to mind.

See your mind is already creating something with this awesome sketch, isn’t it?  You are already envisioning your favorite DSP for the 2 strips in the mid-ground and you are debating which image to use in the foreground, aren’t you?

Well, I needed a birthday card, and was inspired by a color combination I saw elsewhere and this is what I came up with:

IMG_3694[1]The card base is Sahara Sand and the strips are from the Moonlight DSP layered on top of Lost Lagoon card stock. The main panel is Whisper White cardstock layered on Lost Lagoon cardstock.  The background stamp is from Work of Art and it creates that beautiful watercolor look.  The flower image & sentiment, are from Bloom with Hope, a hostess set.  I think you’ll agree that this is quite a versatile sketch.  Why don’t you try your hand at this sketch and see what you come up with?  Then click on the sketch and head over the Freshly Made Sketch blog to see what others have done with this sketch.

Now you’re probably wondering which 2 colors of blue I used, aren’t you?  Well, I only used one color – Lost Lagoon.  I inked up and stamped right in the middle of the panel first.  Then, without re-inking, I stamped again on the top of the page.   It gives a lighter version of the same color.  Pretty neat, huh?  Sahara Sand ink was used for the lower image.  Tuxedo Black was used for the flower & sentiment.

So simple to put together.  I love the Work of Art stamp set; it is proving to be one of the most versatile stamp sets I own, and one that works for so many occasions.   If you don’t already follow me on Facebook, head on over to my Facebook page to see some other cards made with that set.  While you’re there, please ‘LIKE’ my page so you won’t miss out on other cards.

If you’d like to order any of the products used on this card, my supply list is below.  Just click on item to go right to my online store.

Thanks for hanging out in My Stampin’ Space with me for a little bit; I love having you here. Come back again soon!
Nancy

Cool School Tools – August Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to My Stampin Space and to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery #22 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I need to thank the Pals for planning the Blog Hop on my son’s birthday so the immediate world can see the cards I’ve made for his birthday.  My  ‘little boy’ turns 22 today.  He’s grown up to be such a fine young man.     I’ve always loved back to school time; I still love school shopping.  Note books, folders, paper, pencils, markers, crayons, calendars & organizational stuff.  Have you seen all the cool locker accessories?  I never had magnetic pencil cups or mirrors for my locker when I was in school.   But I won’t be doing any school shopping anymore so I have to content myself with buying cardstock, ink, Blendabilities and cool school tools from Stampin’ Up!  Come to think of it, I like that much better!

I had fun playing with the Moustache Framelit die and have made 2 cards for my son using this die.  Tell me which one you like best.

IMG_3676[1]This card uses the Moustache framelits die, and the Word Bubble framelit dies, and the Word Window punch (cut in half) for the eyes.  A simple square card from Crumb Cake cardstock and Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set “Just Saying” & is stamped with Tangelo Twist ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Did you notice how the stamp image and framelit die coordinate so perfectly?IMG_3678[1]For this card, I used a Pumpkin Pie cardstock base, with a layer of Soft Suede cardstock for the background.  This time I cut out 3 moustaches, one each from Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive DSP.  A strip of Very Vanilla cardstock was stamped with Early Espresso ink and uses the sentiment from “Peace, Love & Cupcakes”.  A button and piece of bakers’ twine secure the banner to the cardstock.  Candy dots add just a little bit of whimsy to the moustaches.

Now for my favorite tool – but I can’t narrow it down to just one! The most basic tool that any paper crafter has to have, and usually a first purchase, would be the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Every project starts with paper that needs to be cut, and of all the many brands & models of paper cutters out there, none offer the features & engineering that the Stampin’ Up! trimmer have.  Watch the video and you’ll see why!

I can remember my early days of paper crafting and thinking I would never get a Big Shot; I could never justify spending a hundred bucks on a tool and then needing to spend more money on the embossing folders & dies.  But I hosted a $400 workshop and decided the best way to use my half price was on a Big Shot and my hosting rewards for dies.  My papercrafting was taken to a whole new level and I’ve never looked back!  Now I couldn’t image papercrafting without it!  So the Big Shot, and the Magnetic Platform are my top choices for Cool School Tools!

With the Big Shot & Bundles Promotion going on right now, there’s never been a better time to step up your papercrafting and take the plunge.  Order a Big Shot, get a free Stamp set & Framelit die bundle.  I promise you’ll wonder why you waited so long!  Click here or on the graphic below to see all the stamp & framelit bundles you can get with this promotion!

Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

The next stop is #24 Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
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  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space—YOU ARE HERE—
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  31. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  34. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  35. Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

Double Challenge

IMG_3653[1]I just absolutely love the monochromatic color scheme for the Colour Me! Color Challenge of Pistachio Pudding.  Now the challenge allows you to use any Neutral or Skin Tone color along with Pistachio Pudding but I really wanted to use just Pistachio Pudding & White.  Our DSP Paper Stacks in the 2013-2015 In Colors has several patterns of DSP  and I knew I could combine several patterns and solid cardstock to create a pleasing end result.

Colour Me....!  color challengeNow for the layout part, hmm.  Well, the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge provided that!  When I first saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use the Polaroid picture framelit from the On Film Framelits dies set #132969 for the layer that was offset.  For the sentiment I chose Sending Good Thoughts Your Way from the Perfect Pennants stamp set 133230.  I used the arrows framelits, also from the On Film Framelits dies , to crop out some Pistachio Pudding DSP.   A Pistachio Pudding sequin  & stretch ruffle ribbon (now retired) provided the finishing touches.

This card is headed down south to a Paper Crafting friend who is recuperating from surgery.  I hope the soft colors will help convey my wishes for a complete recovery during her post-surgery rehab!

IMG_3653Please tell me what you think of my card and how I used a color challenge and sketch challenge to create it!  Do you like the way the embossed card stock & different patterns of DSP work together to create a pleasing coordinated look?  Thanks for your comments.  I love to hear from you.

If you would like to purchase any of these products, please know that I strive to give the best customer service possible when you choose to place your order with me!  I value the confidence you place in me when you choose to order from me.  Feel free to click on any of the links above or just click here to go directly to my on-line store where you can shop securely  from the comfort of your home & have your order shipped directly to you.

Before you head off, keep in mind that the full line of Blendabilities is now available for customer order.

And we have our Big Shot promotion going on.  If you don’t have a Big Shot, now is great time to seriously ramp up your papercrafting!  When you purchase a Big Shot, you can get an exclusive Stamp Set & Coordinating Framelit die set FOR FREE!  If you already own a Big Shot, then you can still  get the stamp/framelits bundles for a 15% discount!


Come back Wednesday and join me and few of my Paper Crafting Pals for a Blog Hop showcasing our favorite School Tools!   I’m sure the Big Shot will be taking center stage as most crafter’s favorite tool!.  Come see what the Pals will be making with all of their tools!

Birthday Wishes

Well, this week I decided to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch.  Participating in color and/or sketch challenges is a great way to stretch your paper crafting skills. ( And it’s also a great foundation if you ever feel your creativity is in a rut as it gives a great starting place!) 

When I first saw this sketch, I thought “Hmm.”   I pondered it for a few days and then it came to me.  I knew I needed a masculine birthday card.  The simple color combo of Crumb Cake and Black came to me first.  Then the layout.  All I needed to do now was go down into My Stampin’ Space and find a stamp that would fit inside the circle.  “Endless Birthday Wishes” filled the bill just perfectly!  My answer to the sketch challenge: CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

I really had fun with this sketch even though it seemed daunting at first!    I settled on gold stars but first tried two other colors for accents. I thought blue, and then thought yellow.   Since my 2014 InColors were already out, I punched a few stars in Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey and tried them on for size.

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While I do like the blue and the yellow, I may have liked a brighter shade of each color, perhaps Marina Mist or Daffodil Delight as I didn’t feel that either color gave enough ‘pop’.  So I finally settled on Gold which I think contrasts nicely with the Crumb Cake & Black combo.

CAS(e) this sketch - gold

So what do YOU think?  Which color do you like the best?  Or would you have an entirely different color?  Please leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts.  Don’t you think this sketch is great for a masculine birthday?

Speaking of birthdays,  I need YOU to help ME celebrate a very important birthday!  I just celebrated a milestone birthday and I’m giving away a birthday gift!  Anyone who places an order with me or thru my on-line store thru Thursday, July 24th will be entered to win a goodie bag filled with a full package of designer series paper, 3 rolls of ribbon and a package of buttons, all in coordinating colors.

So, order anything that is on your wish list and be entered to win.  Need a few ideas?  How about two new Christmas Stamp sets?  Beauty of the Season and Christmas Bliss are both available now.

CM1807BThe long-awaited Blendabilites markers are now available to order!  You definately want to get these markers and take your coloring to a whole new level!

 

CM1999BDon’t forget our Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion going on now on our fabulous Designer Series paper.  Double sided, in our coordinating colors and on-trend patterns, now is the time stock up on your patterned paper.

Demo_Header_pp_promo_0714If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

From July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014, Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

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  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
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  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

So there are lots of options to choose from, so go ahead, place an order and good luck on the drawing .  Winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, July 25th.

Happy Stampin!  -  Nancy

Better Get Better, My Friend

Well I just read a post in Facebook that a customer turned friend of mine, is going in the hospital for surgery tomorrow!  So naturally I ran down to My Stampin’ Space to make her a card.

The sketch was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the delicious color combination came from The Paper Players Color Challenge # PP204.

IMG_3596I sure hope that this will brighten the day of my friend while she is recuperating!  I think this lovely color combo will make anyone happy.

This is my time playing with the Paper Players!  I’m excited to participate in their challenge.

I used Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, and Mossy Meadow (all new colors from Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-16 In-Color collection) and Wisteria Wonder for my color palette.  I used the hostess set “Bloom With Hope” for the flowers which were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using the blender pens and classic ink.  The sentiment comes from A Dozen Thoughts.  The icing on the cake comes from the Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon.  It makes such drapey bows, so feminine!  I love seam binding ribbon and I’m so glad that so many new colors have been added!.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today!  Please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know how you like this card.  If you are inspired to make this card, and need to order any supplies; click here to go to my store, or click on any item below.

Happy Stampin’,

Nancy

 

 

Playing with the Pals

The Pals Paper Arts challenge this week is a color combination I absolutely adore!    http://stampinpretty.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f95df92883401a3fd2da6fa970b-pi

The Challenge is simple:  just create a project using these 3 colors!  My answer:

IMG_3592 I used “Endless Birthday Wishes” stamp set for the image & sentiment.  I stamped with Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock.  My circle was cropped out and placed on a scalloped circle punched from Night of Navy Card stock.  This Daffodil Delight cardstock strip features a piece of coordinating Designer Series paper.   Solid color card stock  was punched with the flag end banner punch to create the little flags.  A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels adds some bling!

IMG_3593Since this card was being mailed out to someone special (all of my Stamp Club members get a handmade card from me on their birthday!) I wanted the envelope to be as special as the card.

IMG_3591I also lined the inside of the envelope with coordinating Daffodil Delight paper, but…..I didn’t take a picture of it and I’ve already sealed the envelope, ready to send!  So you’ll just have to take my word that the lined envelope really adds a classy touch!

I love the way that Stampin’ Up! coordinates their products and their Designer Series Pape (DSP) brings our color collections to life!  Now is a great time to stock up on your favorite papers too with our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale!

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Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think of my card.  And if you’d like to order any products and take advantage of these specials from Stampin’ Up!, just click on the either of the banner pics or click here to shop now.   Remember, you earn Rewards Dollars if your order (excludes tax and shipping) totals $150 or more!