Showing posts with label Stampin' Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2013

Update your Marker Collection

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, Stampin' Up! offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack.

Now, they've sweetened the deal.  For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy
any of the new colors in the pack or on their own!

Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.


130034 $28.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder

131899 $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker

131265 $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker

131902 $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker

131901 $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

131905 $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker

131266 $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker

131904 $3.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

131898 $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker

131900 $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker

131903 $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Packaging!!

Today is a two-post day.  I can't help myself - when I stumble across exciting news, I can't always wait to share.  I just saw this video on Stampin' Up!'s Youtube channel and had to share it with you.  It's a sneak peek at the new packaging for wood mount sets - starting May 31!!  I love to organize so I am beside myself with excitement over this storage solution. It is perfect, and I can’t wait to get my hands on these cases!

While I still collect many wood mount sets, I’ve started buying a lot of clear mounts because they are easier to store and take up less space. This new packaging will definitely make my clear mount / wood mount decision much more difficult when I am selecting sets.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

You're Just My Type

 It's been a while since I did any card challenges (other than the weekly Queen's sketches that I do).  So, I decided today to do one of my old stand-by challenges, Mojo Monday Challenge.  I know, I know .... it's not Monday!!  But I had until today (Sunday) to submit my card for their challenge.   I used a stamp set that at first did not appeal to me from the Occasions Mini.  I looked at it and said "nah - don't like it."  But, I have seen so many cute cards using this set and the more I looked at it, the better I like it.  Plus, typing is my "thing" - one thing I always knew I was good at.  I got good grades in typing in school (unlike Biology!!) and I've always been pretty fast with my typing.  My first real job after college was as a typist for Western Electric Corporation in Greensboro using (I think) an electric typewriter!  A big jump from the manual typewriters we used in school.  I quickly worked my way up (in about 3 months) to secretary for the department head and on up from there where I supervised and proof-read the work of the typists in my department.  When I worked for the school system in Texas, my job was Data Entry Secretary - this time on a computer instead of the IBM Selectric Typewriter that I had used at Western Electric.  We've come a long way, baby!!

I used a mixture of supplies for this card.
  • Cardstock:  SU Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, Basic Black and First Edition DSP; Lasting Impressions Swim Dock and Elementary Notebook
  • Accessories:  Brown Pearls (unknown source); SU Scalloped Envelope Die, Soft Suede Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stamp:  SU You're My Type
Stampin' Up News:

Stampin' Up! announced last month that starting this year, they have eliminated the Summer Mini Catalog.  The future Holiday and Spring Minis will be bigger and last longer (5 months vs. 4).  The annual catalo with new In Colors, stamps, designer series paper will starta month earlier (June 1, 2012) and the Holiday Mini will start a month earlier as well (August 1, 2012  - better timing for Halloween and fall projects).  The simplified schedule should be easier for everyone.

In addition, the Simply Adorned and D├ęcor Elements lines will be discontinued when the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog retires.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  THE CURRENT IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG WILL EXPIRE ON MAY 31, 2012 NOT JUNE 30, 2012.  Details regarding the retiring stamp and accessories timing will be released at a future date.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SU Top Ten Tools 2011

I'm excited to announce that Creating Keepsakes magazine has named Stampin' Up!'s wood- and clear-mount rubber stamps as one of its Top 10 Tools for 2011!

While Stampin' Up! has long been recognized in the stamping and crafting industry for producing high-quality rubber stamps and exclusive images in a variety of artistic styles, being recognized by Creating Keepsakes is just another validation that when you choose Stampin' Up! products, you are choosing the best!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Keepsake Christmas Box

Isn't this keepsake box just gorgeous?  It can be yours simply by purchasing the $99.00 Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. Not only will you receive over $185 worth of product, you'll also receive the Christmas Keepsake Project Kit, a $40 value, for FREE.

Here's what is included with this project:

•Keepsake box
•Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
•First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
•Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece
•Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
•Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
•Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
•Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
•Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric
•Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
•Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
•Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
•Linen Thread
•Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
•Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
•Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
•Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons
•Mini Vintage Tags

AND the Christmas Keepsake Project Kit includes the exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set, Pines & Poinsettias. How great is this?

The $99 Starter Kit is a terrific deal which can be customized with the stamp sets and colors of your choice. It's friendly on the budget, while still garnering you ALL of the perks associated with Stampin' Up! through December 31st. If you happen to reach $300 in total sales, you will be able to "renew" for three more months....which would take you right into Sale-A-Bration time.  Plus, by purchasing the kit now, you will be able to take advantage of the Holiday Mini preorder on August 1st. There is no commitment to host workshops or get outside sales, and there is no penalty to drop.

So, if you want to take advantage of this great deal, let me know and I can help you sign up!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How do you like the new blog banner?

How do you like my new blog banner?  Another great one using My Digital Studio.  The flower that I used is the new stamp that is in the Summer Mini Catalog - Fabulous Florets (pg 22-23).  I can't wait till next week to order it!!  I didn't preorder anything this time and I am dying to put my order in next Monday.  If you want to add to my order, give me a shout-out.  I love so many of the things in the Summer Mini.  I think my order will include Open Sea stamp and DSP, Baker's Twine, Sunny Fun, Fish Frenzy Wheel, Land of the Free, Fab Florets stamp and DSP, Flower Garden embossing folder, Strength & Hope ..... what else?  Maybe I shouldn't have gone shopping today!  I took my mom to JC Penney's but I only bought a pair of capris and a set of towels.  

I've been working on some cards for a lady in my Newcomers group.  She wants to buy an assortment from me and I will be taking them to her next week.  I'm also trying to use some stamps that have been neglected and not used recently.   Here is what I have so far:

 This is a retired set, Bodacious Bouquet.  The ovals are from my Nestabilities.  The DSP is also retired SU but it matches the Baja Blue and Soft Suede.
 Another retired set - Asian Artistry.  I sponged the white panel with Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and did the sun in Daffodil Delight.  I cut the bird out and popped him up.  The card is Peach Parfait with Cajun Craze panels matted in Espresso and run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder.  I love this card and it uses colors I don't usually use.

 This is the Asian Artistry stamp also - what a contrast to the other card I made with this set.  The card base is Cameo Coral - funny, I hardly used that color before it retired!  I colored the flowers with my Copics and then put a little Crystal Effects on the flowers.  The embossing folder is a paisley one.  The rhinestone brads are SU.

This is a simple card using the SU Butterfly die.  The stamp set is from Word Play - a very versatile set.  The DSP is from a retired Valentine package.

Well, my guys are headed home - should be here in an hour or so.  I think they had a good time.  They spent Sunday and Monday at Cooper Santee in South Carolina fishing.  Then they headed out Tuesday for the Outer Banks.  They stayed at Hatteras Island Tuesday night and did a little exploring in that area before they headed over to Kill Devil Hills where they spent Wednesday night.  I think they were going to visit the Wright Brothers Museum and Memorial today as well as some places on Roanoke Island.  Sonny wanted to get back home so they would have time to go out on our lake tomorrow and do more fishing!  Jack leaves on Saturday.  This is always such a treat for both of them .... and for me!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stampin' Up Promotions

Stampin' Up is offering several promotional deals at this time.  Since I was out of town, I've not been able to let you know about all the things going on with Stampin' Up.

April only! Spend $20 on Stampin' Up! products and qualify to pre-order two new products from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  For details, click HERE.  Take my word for it ... the DSP is gorgeous!!  See the samples below using the Four Frames stamp set.

GRAB BAGS:  While supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents and Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.  This promotion has proved so popular that all the original $15 grab bags sold out.  But SU is kitting together $10 and $5 grab bags together for the $15 grab bags.

•Grab bag orders can only be placed in the Online Store.
•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
•There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.
•All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
•Not all grab bags will be unique.
•You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

125873 - $5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
125874 - $10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
125875 - $15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

My friend, Margaret, recently ordered one of these GRAB BAGS and it contained a lot of goodies in it.  She was very excited about her bargain.

CLEARANCE ITEMS: On-line shopping only - Click HERE and click CLEARANCE on the left side.  Then on the right side where it say's "SHOW" click "ALL" to see all the products at once.

THE STAMPIN' UP! SUMMER MINI CATALOG STARTS MAY 1!  If you are one of my customers, you will be receiving a copy of the catalog in the mail.  In the meantime, if you have your eye on something in the Occasions Mini Catalog, you better order it now before it is gone (April 30).

MY DIGITAL STUDIO - Check out the new Stampin' Up! MDS catalog and stay on top of the latest My Digital Studio updates!  Every month new downloads are added for purchase with no shipping and very inexpensive.  Choose from a variety of exclusive artwork and styles to order and download in minutes!

Monday, November 22, 2010

On Line Spectacular!

Stampin' Up is offering an Online Spectacular--a one-week sale with discounts up to 50 percent!!   "Door busters" include:

My Digital Studio - 50 percent off!
Designer Fabric - 50 percent off!
Free shipping on online or demonstrator orders of $150 or more!
More details will be available on Monday!!
Also, here are the answer to a few questions I've gotten lately about becoming a SU demonstrator:
1. What are the minimum sales requirements?

You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter or $100. per month.

2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business.  If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

3. Can I be my own hostess?
Yes. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop, or place your own order equaling $150. or higher to receive these benefits.

4. How does the 30% Discount on my first order work?
Once you sign up, you have 45 days from that date to place a $150. or higher order and receive a 30% discount on the entire order (plus hostess benefits). If you need a small amount of supplies before you are ready to place this order, you can order then without forfieting this Special Offer.

5. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator? 
The Starter Kit is only normally $175.00, and it includes everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets, ink, paper, catalogs, order forms, a training video, and more ($310 value). You have your choice between the Standard Starter Kit or the My Digital Studio Starter Kit, and if you’re interested in scrapbooking, you can also select the Stampin’ Memories Add-On for an additional $50 ($80 value).

UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th, both of these kits are available for $87.50

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What a Deal!

Just a reminder about the great special Stampin' Up is offering right now!  

As many of you know Stampin Up! is having an amazing deal for those who want to join Stampin' Up! What I just found out was you can buy this kit (which has over $99.00 just in stamps OR the My Digital Studio and starter kit...the MDS is worth $79.00) right now until the end of November for an unbelievable price of $87.50 (plus free shipping.)  This is worth over $310.00 in total products (paper or digital items plus business supplies.) AND you do not have to sell anything every again Or you can place your first order within 45 days and get a 30% discount. You don't have to live near me to join - anyone in the USA can do this.

Let me know if you are interested in signing up!

Monday, November 15, 2010

An Amazing Opportunity!

What an amazing deal - you can get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for $87.50!!

For a limited time, Stampin' Up! is offering our amazing Starter Kits for $87.50--that's 50% off of the regular price of $175.   Available Nov. 15 thru Nov. 30!

IT'S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A HOBBY STAMPER! The starter kit is not only a fantastic savings, it includes the benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell.
Choose either the Standard or Digital Starter Kits. Includes $310 of Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories for $87.50.

The starter kits can be customized to your preferences. Here's what is included and your substitution options. Starter kit products ship FREE.
  • Take 30% off your first $150 Stampin' Up! product order (placed w/in 45 days).  
  • Save 20% on all other orders  
  • Pre-order from the 2011 Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs starting Dec. 1. 
  • Sale-A-Bration is around the corner and free stamp set opportunities multiply!
  • Enjoy tons of learning tools, including video tutorials on the Stampin' Up! demo site. 
  • Sign up on-line and enjoy instant benefits (starting Nov. 15)

    OTHER INFO: There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, $300 in product sales is required.
You can watch this video to hear what other demonstrators have to say about the opportunities with Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Cards and a Box

I did my Flower Brooch class today and it went so well.  I was really pleased.  I had about 15 ladies.  One of my friends from Club came to help me.  The only problem the ladies had was figuring out how to weave the pieces.  But once they tacked that, they were off to the races.  Most of them made 2 pins but a few made 3 or 4.

Tonight one of Sonny's groups had a raft-up on the lake.  We had about 8 boats and it was a beautiful night.  We watched the sun go down and the full moon go up.  The weather has finally started to cool down a bit and I'm loving it!  Although that is not the case everywhere in the country.  When I spoke to Ashley yesterday, she said they were breaking records there and it was miserable.

I want to share another project I made this week.  Here are four cards and a great box to put them in.  I got the box directions from Andrea Walford.  She really does some great projects.

The box has an acetate cover over it.  It opens from the back.

These cards use Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay (retired) card stock.  The stamp set is Watercolor Trio, which will be retired real soon.  I stamped the flowers in white craft ink and embossed them.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance List tomorrow

The Last Chance Lists will be posted here tomorrow afternoon - June 1, 2010.

Last Chance items are all the goodies that will NOT make the new 2010/2011 catalog.  Once they are gone they will no longer be available.

The Accessory Last chance list will be while supplies last.
The Decor Elements & Stamp set Last Chance Lists will be available until June 30. 2010.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Get them while you can!

If you want anything in any of the retiring colors - PLEASE - you need to order it NOW. The demand for these products has been up to 4 times higher than projected and items ARE selling out. While the company is doing their best to fulfill all orders, they have let us know there is a possibility that all orders might not be filled. The best way to ensure that you receive your items is to order NOW. In order to keep any orders from being held up, I am encouraging you to place your order on-line through my Demonstrator website -

(click on SHOP NOW - register and select me as your Demonstrator)

Ink refills and cardstock seem to be the most affected.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Digital Studio Downloads

I've been playing around with My Digital Studio.  It is so much fun!  I recently purchased a few of the new downloads that are available for MDS.  I got Corduroy Buttons, the Sweet Pea Kit, Satin Ribbon, some new Spring Shades DSP (not even for sale yet!), and some Mini Project Boxes.  Tomorrow I hope to play around with the boxes.  Here are a couple of cards I made with MDS.

I love this monochromatic card and the way I could make the edges look torn!

This is a square card - pretty simple but I was just looking for a simple Easter card.

If you are interested in knowing more about MDS, contact me.  Or ... if you already have MDS and want some of these great downloads to complement the program, you can purchase and download them from my website HERE.  

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Picture Perfect Card Challenge #6

I almost forgot the challenge from Picture Perfect Creations this week!  Today was the last day so I was able to get this card done in record time. 

Do you ever make a card and get it all put together only to discover all your pieces are glued down to a card that opens backwards???  Well, I do that a lot it seems.  Today I did it twice and this was one of the cards I did it to.  Then I have to get out my faithful, Undu and take everything apart and redo it!  I just need to slow down. 

The color combo this week wasn't my favorite, but I did the best I could. 

My card base is Dusty Durango.  I made my own background paper!  I stamped the Very Vanilla piece on the bottom with stamps from Boho Backgrounds in Mellow Moss and Dusty Durango.  The top piece is Mellow Moss stamped in Always Artichoke.  The rectangle is Very Vanilla stamped with Boho Backgrounds in Dusty Durango and the Always bird in Mellow Moss.  It is matted with Always Artichoke and Dusty Durango.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

That Old Black Magic with a Mojo Challenge

Here's a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge.  I won't tell you how long it took me to do this card!  I just couldn't decide on the colors or the layout ... whether I wanted a round card or a square one.  I would have it all taped together and decide "nah - don't like it" and undo it all and try something different.  I should have taken pictures of all the rejects!  I'm still practicing the Black Magic Technique.  I really like this technique.  I explained how to do it on THIS post.  I just didn't use the white re-inker on this one for any accents on the flower (actually forgot but think it looks ok without them.)  I used my white Gelly Roll pen for the added white accents on the Black and Razzleberry cardstock.  The base card is some retired Pink Piroutte.  The DSP is from the Saleabration stack.  Today is the LAST DAY!! 

I got some new stamps yesterday and I'll be putting them together and sharing some cards with them soon.  Only problem is 2 of them will be retired after today since they are FREE Saleabration ones.  Maybe I'll sneak upstairs later today and make something with them.  I doubt it though.  I promised Sonny I would help out in the yard today .... with the $%$#$^ WEEDS!!  A never ending battle, don't you think?  If anyone has any good solution of getting rid of weeds, leave me a comment!  I could use it and so could my daughter who is fighting the weed battle in her yard too.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Blessings

Here's one of the Easter cards I made.  Again, I used a challenge to give me some inspiration.  This was done for the color challenge on Picture Perfect Creations.  I did a card for this earlier - this is my second one.  I don't think I have used this stamp from the set, Peace Within!  Not sure why though.

I love the bird and basket of flowers!  It reminds me a lot of one of the stamps in the set, "Flower for All Season" which I have just ordered (FREE from Saleabration!!).  I also used the FREE Saleabration Scallop Trim Border.

Recipe:  Stamp:  Peace Within, Abundent Blessings
Cardstock:  Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor paper
Ink:  Black & Watercolor Crayons
Acces:  Aqua Painter, Modern Label Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet;  Crop-a-dile; Dotted Texturz Plate, Big Shot

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy St Patty's Day & 2 Monday Mailers

(This is posted late because I just realized it didn't get posted when it should have!!)

Happy Saint Paddy's Day to you all!  These are the cookies I made for my Mahjong group and this is what I have left!  I doubled the recipe because the single recipe said SIX Servings!  I think I would have been fine without doubling because these will be gone by Friday .... in mine & Sonny's stomach!  Although I'm having Stamp Club tomorrow so I'll tempt them with the cookies too!

Here's the recipe for the cookies .... they are really good and easy!

1/2 C butter, softened (I used a Crisco Shortening Stick)
1 3-oz package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 1/3 C baking mix (Jiffy, Bisquick)
1 egg
1 T white sugar

  • Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease baking sheet. 

  • Cream together shortening (or butter) and pudding mix.  Blend in baking mix, egg, and sugar.  Mix well.

  • On lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 3/8" thickness & cut into cookies with cookie cutter.

  • Place cookies on prepared baking sheet & bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.  Let cookies cook on rack.  Frost with green icing.
Now for my Monday Mailer cards!  Here is the card I made and mailed to my partner.

I found the pattern for this egg in the March CardMaker magazine.  All supplies for the card are from Stampin' Up.  The DSP is from the Good Neighbor pack that is in the Saleabration Catalog.  I ran all the pieces plus the white square through my Big Shot with the SU Texture Plate.  The felt flower and leaf are in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The cardstock is Melon Mango and Bermuda Bay.  I love the White Satin Ribbon!!  "happy easter" is from the Abundant Hope set in the Occasions Catalog.

Here is the card I received today! 
Isn't it great?  She embossed the cardstock with the Texturz Plate and I think she inked her plate yellow when she ran it through the Big Shot.  The butterflies are from the Occasions Mini - Embosslets.  I have to get those butterflies - they are on backorder right now though. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Good bye to the Olympics an Easter card

I'm sad that the Olympics are over.  I really enjoyed watching them.  I really got into Curling!  I think I could do that sport!!  Now, I have to wait 4 years to see it again!!  Today's hockey game between USA and Canada was a real nail biter.  There was no "Miracle on Ice" this time but it was a great game.  If we had to lose the game, at least it was Sidney Crosby ("Sid the Kid) of the Pittsburgh Penguins who did the dirty deed by scoring the winning point.  All over the US, people were coming together to watch the Gold Medal game.  In red states and blue states, tournament MVP Ryan Miller was on the tube and hockey was on the national consciousness.  I've always loved hockey and I think this gave the game a well-needed boost.  For the NHL, the 2010 Olympics generated excitement for a forgotten sport and provided an invaluable national spotlight on the game heading into the league's playoffs. 

While I was watching the game today, I was working on getting some organization to my stamps .... mainly my sentiments.  I have all my stamp sets stamped in a loose-leaf notebook in alpha order, but sometimes don't get much past "L" when looking for a stamp.  And I don't know all the sentiments in my sets.  So, I found a little 4" x 6" Photo Book that was empty and got busy.  I stamped all my stamps on 4" x 6" copy paper and organized them by categories (Love, Birthday, Friends, Thinking of You, Get Well, etc).  Unfortunately, I am going to need at least 2 Photo Books!!  Hopefully, this will make stamping a little easier to find the right sentiment.  I'll let you know!

Here's my first "easel card" that I made last week.  It's an Easter card.  The Easel tutorial can be found on Splitcoast.

I used my new stamp set, Abundant Joy (from Occasions Mini).  I watercolored the flowers and used some of the Champagne Mist Shimmery Ink around the edges and on the flowers.  The scallops around the oval frame are made by punching several 3/4" circles and gluing them around the frame.

Here is the card opened up.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Mailer plus 411 Challenge Card - easy too!

Wow, what an easy card this was!  I made this card for my Monday Mailer and for the challenge at Stamping 411.  It was such an easy layout that I didn't even have to think!  The paper is from that wonderful stack of DSP in the  Occasions Mini Catalog!  If you are on the fence about this paper, jump off and order it.  It is really great!  I'd love to see this paper go into the main catalog next year but doubt that it will.  

So there's not much stamping involved in this card at all since all those flowers are on the DSP - only the saying which is from another great SU product - Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I can always find a saying I want in that set.  So I stamped "because nice matters" on Pumpkin Pie and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.  Then I glued some leaves and a little flower from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pack (in the Occasions mini too); tied some orange grosgrain and Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon (I know ... it looks grey) around the DSP; and glued it onto my Rich Razzleberry card.  Easy, peasy!!