Easter Message

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Easter is just a few weeks away! Can you believe it?  So this week I want to focus on sharing a variety of Easter themed projects with all of you.  Today’s project showcases the Easter Message stamp set and a simple way to use vellum on your projects. Vellum is so pretty on projects but it is difficult to adhere because most adhesive will show marks right through the vellum. So, instead of using adhesive, I secured the vellum to the project with some brads.

To make this card, start with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the cross image on the white cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Using a sponge dauber, lightly sponge a bit of Smoky Slate ink on the cross and a bit of Wisteria Wonder ink on the scarf. Cut a 3 x4 inch piece of vellum. Grab some black Staz-on ink and stamp the bible verse in the center of the vellum. Note:  You need to use Staz-On or some other type of permanent ink when stamping on vellum. Regular ink will not stick to the vellum and will smear and wipe right off. Ask me how I know! 🙂  Overlay the vellum onto the white cardstock with the image of the cross. Use a few little brads in each corner to secure the vellum (no adhesive needed). 🙂  Tuck a little piece of a doily behind the white cardstock, then assemble the card as shown! Enjoy!

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Sale-A-Bration Ends TODAY

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  If you haven’t had a chance to take advantage of this sale you still have time! Well, you only have TODAY!

Sale-A-Bration has been such a huge success that Stampin’ Up! added more Sale-A-Bration freebies to chose from!  So if you have your eye on any of these items in the Occasions Catalog, you can now get them as a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!

These items are only available while supplies last! Shop now at >>> www.lynndunn.stampinup.net

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up!

Whether stamping and crafting is your hobby or you are looking to start a business, there are several benefits to becoming a demonstrator:

  • To get started, you would purchase a “Starter Kit.” The starter kit is completely customizable which means you are able to select $125 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products of YOUR CHOICE for only $99. Yes, YOU choose the products you want! Shipping is FREE!
  • Plus…during Sale-A-Bration, you also get to choose TWO FREE stamp sets , ANY PRICE, in your starter kit!
  • As a demonstrator, you receive 20% off all of your Stampin’ Up! orders! You also receive 20% commission on sales (if you decide to sell products to others).
  • You would have access to several online communities for demonstrators! These groups share daily project ideas, techniques, tutorials and tips, right online!
  • As a member of my team, you would have access to all of my monthly Card Making and Scrapbooking Tutorials! These tutorials are exclusive to my club members and to my Stampin’ Up! team members.

To maintain your status as a demonstrator, there is a 300 quarterly CSV requirement (1 CSV = $1 in sales). You can meet that sales target with your own purchases and/or purchases placed by others. Wondering what happens if you don’t meet the minimum? Nothing! Well, nothing bad happens other than your demonstratorship simply ends which means you would no longer qualify for the 20% discount.  However, you are welcome to sign on again when and if the time is right for you!

As a demonstrator, you don’t have to sell to anyone but yourself! I have several team members that signed on as a demonstrator just to get the 20% discount for their own crafting needs!  Or, if you like the business opportunity, you can build a Stampin’ Up! business, the choice is yours!

It really is a wonderful risk free offer! The worst thing that can happen is that you get $125 worth of products and 2 free stamp sets for $99 just for trying it out! How cool is that?

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This Sale-a-bration sign on special ends TODAY, March 31st!

Get your Starter Kit at >>> http://bit.ly/JoinTheFunToday

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Garden In Bloom

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I hope you are planning some fun, crafty things for this weekend!  Today I want to share some pretty little cards that were actually inspired by this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit called Bunny Buddies. Now you might be wondering why that kit inspired these cards? Well the kit contained these beautiful colors and some fun bunny ears.  I actually took the bunny ears, cut off the tip, and used them to create a little flower pot!  Fun, hey?  You can accomplish the same thing but trimming down an “oval” shape so that it’s flat on the top and bottom (instead of pointy).

The idea for the color combo used on these cards came from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper pack. Sweet Sugarplum and Peakaboo Peach work so well together!  The green leaves were stamped with Always Artichoke. You will choose a color for your card base: either a piece of Sweet Sugarplum or Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Hint:  I used the same color cardstock for the base of my card as I did to stamp the flower image.

Cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum for the base of the card. Cut two (2) 1 x 5-1/4 inch pieces of the Peekaboo Peach colored pattern from the Playful Palette DSP pack. Adhere them to each side of the cardfront; about 1/4 inch away from the side (so that you have some of the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock showing). Cut a 3 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is the piece you will do your stamping on. Using the images from the Garden in Bloom stamp set, stamp the stem of the flower first, using Always Artichoke (or some type of green ink). Stamp the leaves. Then stamp the flower using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Cut out a medium sized oval from the same patterned paper that you used for the sides of the card, snip off the top and bottom so that it resembles a flower pot. Adhere it over the stem. Adhere the entire white piece in the center of your card front and overlapping it onto the 1 inch pieces of DSP. For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment and a few enamel dots! Enjoy!

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Envelope Punch Board Baskets

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have an adorable Easter Basket idea to share!  Now I have made all types of Easter Baskets from cardstock and designer paper but none have been as fun as these!

Not only were they fun to make, they were super simple as well!  These baskets were created with the envelope punch board!  I found this fabulous idea all over Pinterest and just had to make some for myself! Now you can stamp a design on the cardstock, decorate them with pretty patterned papers or just leave them plain! How you decorate them is up to you!

Watch this video tutorial and learn how to create these adorable baskets!  Have fun with it!

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Join during Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  There has been a lot of interest in and questions about the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration sign on special so I thought I would share some information with all of you!

Whether stamping and crafting is your hobby or you are looking to start a business, there are several benefits to becoming a demonstrator:

  • To get started, you would purchase a “Starter Kit.” The starter kit is completely customizable which means you are able to select $125 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products of YOUR CHOICE for only $99. Yes, YOU choose the products you want! Shipping is FREE!
  • Plus…during Sale-A-Bration, you also get to choose TWO FREE stamp sets , ANY PRICE, in your starter kit!
  • As a demonstrator, you receive 20% off all of your Stampin’ Up! orders! You also receive 20% commission on sales (if you decide to sell products to others).
  • You would have access to several online communities for demonstrators! These groups share daily project ideas, techniques, tutorials and tips, right online!
  • As a member of my team, you would have access to all of my monthly Card Making and Scrapbooking Tutorials! These tutorials are exclusive to my club members and to my Stampin’ Up! team members.

To maintain your status as a demonstrator, there is a 300 quarterly CSV requirement (1 CSV = $1 in sales). You can meet that sales target with your own purchases and/or purchases placed by others. Wondering what happens if you don’t meet the minimum? Nothing! Well, nothing bad happens other than your demonstratorship simply ends which means you would no longer qualify for the 20% discount.  However, you are welcome to sign on again when and if the time is right for you!

As a demonstrator, you don’t have to sell to anyone but yourself! I have several team members that signed on as a demonstrator just to get the 20% discount for their own crafting needs!  Or, if you like the business opportunity, you can build a Stampin’ Up! business, the choice is yours!

It really is a wonderful risk free offer! The worst thing that can happen is that you get $125 worth of products and 2 free stamp sets for $99 just for trying it out! How cool is that?

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This Sale-a-bration sign on special ends March 31st so don’t wait too long!

Get your Starter Kit today at >>> http://bit.ly/JoinTheFunToday

 

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Love Notes

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Are you having a fun crafty week?  Today I have a fun little project that is sure to get you in the craftin’ mood! It showcases the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes framelit dies. Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, this bundle of products is fun to use all year long!  It can be used for all sorts of love themed events like anniversaries or weddings. It can also be used to send a little love note to someone…just because.

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and emboss it with the Falling Hearts embossing folder. Adhere this piece to the top part of your white card front. Cut two 3/4 x 4 inch pieces of your favorite designer series paper. For this card, I used some of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP). Adhere the strips of DSP across the bottom part of the 4 x 4 embossed pink piece. Slightly overlap the pieces. Cut out two little love note envelopes using the framelit and the DSP. The framelit cuts and scores the envelopes which makes it super simple to put together. Stamp the “Love Notes” and a set of hearts on a scrap piece of white cardstock, cut them out with the coordinating framelit and tuck one in each envelope. Adhere the envelopes to the card front as shown. Glue dots work perfect for putting the envelopes together.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few wooden hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments. Enjoy!

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Big Shot

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May Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have Spring on my mind and Winter in my yard.  Yep, we got a few inches of snow here in Wisconsin today. Good thing I can enjoy a bit Spring in my craft room!  Today I have a fun little card to share that showcases the May Flower framelits and the Falling Flowers stamp set. The perfect spring-time card 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of So Saffron cardstock for the base of the card. Emboss the card front with the Petal Burst embossing folder. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper pattern and sponge some Pear Pizzazz ink in the center. The paper pack has a variety of floral designs that you can use to re-create this card. I happened to use some retired paper for this card 🙂  Stamp the large flower on a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock (using Tangerine Tango ink) and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Repeat this process for the smaller flowers using So Saffron and for the leaves use Pear Pizzazz. Cut everything out and arrange it on your card front as shown. Cut a little 1/2 x 3-1/2 inch strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, stamp a sentiment on it and adhere to the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few pearls. Enjoy!

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Big Shot

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Inside the Lines DSP

Hello Stampin Friends! Can you believe it is the last month of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration?  Wow, time flies when you are having fun!  And this year’s Sale-A-Bration products have been a lot of fun!  So much fun that they are flying off the shelves!  They have already sold out of several items so if there is something on your wish list, you need to get it really soon!  And the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper has now entered the “low inventory” status. Yikes!  So I thought I better share this fun little card idea with you in case you wanted to get your hands on some of this fun paper!

To make this card, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/2 x 2 inch piece of one of your favorite patterned papers. I happen to have some fun yellow polka dot paper that worked great with this card! Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 inch piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (the freebies Sale-A-Bration product). Color in the various images on the paper using some watercolor pencils and a blender pen. If you haven’t used a blender pen, it’s super simple. The pen comes prefilled with a solution designed to help you “blend” colors. Simply run the brush tip of the pen across the areas you colored with the watercolor pencils. It will help smooth out the lines and blend the color. Super fun! Next, cut a 1-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock; adhere the colored DSP to the old olive cardstock. Tuck a piece of a doily under the right side of the cardstock and adhere to the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on the card. Enjoy!

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Blender Pens

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Many Happy Birthdays

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Just wanted to share some of the fun projects created with the February Paper Pumpkin kit!  The kit was called Many Happy Birthdays and contained all of the materials, stamps and ink needed to create 9 different slider cards. The cards look like birthday candles…fun stuff!! Plus they were quick and simple to make too!

Of course each time I receive a Paper Pumpkin kit, I like to create a few extra projects with the stamp set.  Here are a few of the extras cards I created:

There is something for everyone with Paper Pumpkin! Seasoned stampers will love the exclusivity of the products and new crafters will get excited about this easy way to try out a new hobby. And, everyone enjoys sitting down to create a project without all the prep work—that’s the magic of Paper Pumpkin!

Get in on the FUN with one of the prepaid subscription options that works best for you! And…from now through March 31, 2017 it’s Sale-a-bration time!  Stampin’ Up’s biggest sale of the year! And the perfect time to join Paper Pumpkin! Get a discount on a 3-month prepaid subscription, sale price is $55.00, and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Click on the 3-month subscription option now!  Stampin’ Up! will email you a code to activate your subscription.  Once you receive your code, simply go to https://mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up and activate the code!

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Beautiful Birdcage

Hello Stampin’ Friends! I am soooo excited to share this project with you today!  In case you may not know, I love vintage and antiques so that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the Builder Birdcage set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog! I have lots of ideas for this set but one of the things I really wanted to do with the Birdcage was put flowers in it!  Yes, I know it’s suppose to have birds but I think you will really like the flowery look much better 🙂

To make this card, start with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inch piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and a 3 x 4-3/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. On the white cardstock, stamp the three images to create the birdcage; use Soft Suede ink. Next, grab one of your favorite flowery stamp sets. I recommend using a set that has small flowers. I used the new host set called Thankful Life. There are three images in the set that, when stamped together, create a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Stamp each of the three images in a different color; I used Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. Stamp a little sentiment on the white cardstock. Adhere the Mint Macaron and White cardstock pieces on the Soft Suede card front as shown (offset them a bit for a fun look). For the finishing touch, embellish the birdcage with some small pearls. Enjoy!

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