Saturday, June 25, 2016

Find Your Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Team Stamp It group Blog Hop.  This month's blog theme is "Find your Inspiration" featuring stamp sets from the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! catalog.  I am glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy the card I made for you.
I love this card, I know I say this about every card.  The photo really does not do the card justice.  The inspiration for this card came from Stampin' Up's demonstrator magazine called Stampin' Success.  This card was made using the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set along with the coordinating Blossom Builder Punch and the Picture Perfect stamp set.  Both the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp set and the Picture Perfect stamp set are 2-step stamp sets, which really add to the dimension of the flowers and the hummingbird.  This card has a Pool Party cardbase with a Vellum front panel.  The hummingbird is actually a 4-step stamp.  The first layer of the hummingbird was stamped with Old Olive ink onto the Vellum cardstock front panel.  The next layer was Rose Red ink.  I then stamped the third layer with Island Indigo ink with the final layer with Chocolate Chip ink.  The sentiment and the base layer of the flower petals are stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The flower petals are a 3-step stamp, after stamping the base color in Sweet Sugarplum, I stamped the next two layers in Rich Razzleberry ink.  The flower stems are a 2-step stamp. Using Old Olive ink, stamp first on a piece of scratch paper and then onto the Vellum card front.  Stamp the second stem layer again with Old Olive ink.  Follow this same sequence with the flower base and leaf stamps using Old Olive ink.  Punch out the flower petals, the flower base and the leaves using the Blossom Builder Punch.  Adhere the flower petals together.  Fold the flower base and adhere to the flower petals.  "Finger curl" the flower petals to give them dimension.  Add the flowers to the Vellum card front using 2 layers of Stampin' Dimensionals.  Fold leaves in half lengthwise and adhere the leaves to the stem of the flower using Mini Glue Dots.  Strategically place Mini Glue Dots, where they will not be visible, on the Vellum card front and attach to the Pool Party card base.  Next wrap Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon around the Vellum card front and tie a bow.  Cut the stamped sentiment to 1" x 3 1/2", punch one end with the Banner Triple punch and adhere to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and looking at my project.  I would love it, if you would leave a comment or subscribe to my blog.  As an added incentive, if you leave a comment on my blog and include your name and #stampitcontest in your comment, your name will be entered in a drawing to win the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit.  As you can see from the picture below, this is an awesome kit and the kit makes 16 packages.  How awesome is that??!! 

 Thanks again for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mega One Day Paper Pumpkin Deal

WOW!! Can you believe this??!!  For ONE DAY ONLY, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for just $5 USD/$7 CAD!
This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
Technically that’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink! Take advantage of this offer to grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.
The Fine Print
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Catalog Launch Party

Please join us on Thursday, June 16 for a 2016-17 Catalog Launch Party!  
Drop in any time between 7 - 9PM
Can't wait until June 16 to see the new catalog?
  Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
Want to order now?  Use this June Hostess Code SARKAPCY and receive the
Garden in Bloom card tutorial for FREE with a minimum purchase of $50 placed in my online store or when you join my Stampin' UP! team. 

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the Garden in Bloom tutorial!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mickey Mouse Birthday Card

This cute Mickey Mouse Birthday card was so fun to make and was inspired by a card made by Janet Wakeland.  I do have to admit, I was a little concerned about making this card with the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies, but the Big Shot Die Brush made it easy.  Just a couple of rolls over the thinlit die with the Big Shot Die Brush and the Swirly Scribbles just popped out of the die.  Besides using the new Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies, I also used the Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Duet Banner Punch, which are sold individually or as a cost saving bundle. The washi tape used is retired. The other thing that I was a little unsure of was how I was going to adhere the Swirly Scribbles to the card front and not get adhesive or glue all over the place.  Well, not to worry, if you do get a little adhesive or glue where you didn't want it, just use your Stampin' Up! Adhesive remover and it will "erase" the extra adhesive off your card quick and easily.

While you are here, why not take a look at the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! catalog?  
                                                                 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
There are 377 new products in this catalog, so relax, grab a cup of coffee and take a look at all the awesome new products and ideas that this catalog has to offer. 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  I can think of at least 7 reasons why you would love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 
1. Be your own boss 
2. Enjoy 20–25% discounts 
3. Earn 20–38% commissions 
4. Get sneak peeks 
5. Work/Play with quality products 
6. Have fun with friends 
7. Make a difference with creativity 
I would love to have you join my team!

So what are you waiting for? Getting started is the best part! You choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, and Stampin' Up! will throw in some business supplies and free shipping.  During the month of June, Stampin' up will also throw in two free stamp sets in addition to the Starter Kit. You’ll only pay $99! Want an even better deal? You can use your Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! You’ll love what this opportunity brings into your life, and trust me: seeing a customer’s face when they stamp for the first time is priceless.

Not quite ready yet to become a demonstrator, then how about $35 extra in Stampin' Rewards when you host a $350 or more stamping event?

To make this card you will need the following: