Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Cupcakes & Carousels Happy Birthday

I used the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper, Balloon Adventures, and the Stylized Birthday stamps to create the card I’m sharing with you today.  I also threw in some Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper, and hope you were able to snag it while it was still available for Sale-A-Bration.  But, if you did not get it, Bermuda Bay card stock will be perfectly fine to use in its place.  

 

Stampin' Up! Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday by Cardiology by Jari

 

I’m also playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #91, hope you’ll check it out!

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #91

 

I started with a panel of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP and adhered it to a panel of So Saffron card stock.  Next, I cut another strip from Cupcakes & Carousels and adhered it to some Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper.  This whole strip was then adhered to the first panel. I cut a Lace Doily in half and centered it so that it would peek out under the sentiment panel and glued it down with some Liquid Glue.  

 

Stampin' UP! Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday by Cardiology by Jari

 

My next step was to stamp the confetti image from Balloon Adventures onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I did not stamp it full strength, though, it was stamped off once each time before I added it to the Very Vanilla.  Then, I stamped the Stylized Birthday Happy Birthday stamp in Bermuda Bay right over the confetti.  The sentiment panel was cut out with a Layering Squares Framelit and framed with a little larger scalloped Square in the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper.  

 

Stampin' Up! Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday by Cardiology by Jari

Next, I wrapped a length of Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine around my large panel, added a short piece of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and tied a bow.  This panel was popped onto the Bermuda Bay card stock base with Dimensionals. Finally, I added one Rhinestone on top of the letter i, added some Dimensionals and popped the sentiment panel onto the front, too.  

Stampin' Up! Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday Cardiology by Jari

The inside of my card was stamped with the Balloon Adventures stamp set in Bermuda Bay on my Very Vanilla card stock.  A thin strip of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP from the front was added to the bottom.  Quick and easy for the middle of the week!  Hope you like it!  

A complete list of supplies including card stock cuts will be at the end of my post.  


 

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Card Stock Cuts in inches for Cupcakes & Carousels Birthday Card

Bermuda Bay base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

So Saffron panel 5 1/4 x 4

Cupcakes & Carousels large panel 5 1/8 x 3 7/8; narrow outside panel 5 1/4 x 1 3/4; narrow strip for inside 5 1/4 x 1/2

Very Vanilla  for sentiment 2 3/4 square, for inside panel 5 1/4 x 4

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper strip  5 1/4 x 1 7/8; scalloped square 3 1/4 square

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used to create my card

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

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Cool Treats for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Inkin' Thursday

It’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday, and I am sharing a card that features the Cool Treats Bundle from Stampin’ Up!  This week we have a sketch challenge. 

Happy Inkin' Thursday Cool

 

Here is my take on the sketch with Cool Treats

Cool

 

I started with a panel of Crumb Cake for my card base.  Next, I cut two different panels from the Tasty Treats DSP and adhered them to a panel of Pool Party with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then, I cut a panel of Burlap Ribbon and attached it to the front and back with Tear & Tape adhesive.

 

Cool

 

Then, it was time for the fun part-the stamping!  I stamped three scoops of ice cream using the scoop stamp from Cool Treats.  I used Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, and Crumb Cake ink. The chocolate topping and cherry stems were stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and the cherries in Watermelon Wonder.   Then, all were die cut using the Frozen Treats Framelits.  This set has 17 dies and when you purchase them with Cool Treats, you save 10%.  Add any of the items from the Cool Treats Suite found on pages 32 and 33 and you can choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration flyer!  Yippee!!

The sentiment was stamped using the ink to rubber method, where I colored the letters with my Stampin’ Write markers, huffed on them a couple of times and then stamped onto a panel of Whisper White.  The banner was die cut with a die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets.  

The Oval was cut with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies(now orderable!!) For the scalloped Crumb Cake rectangle, I first cut a square from one of the largest dies from the Layering Squares Framelits, then, cut off one side a little more to create a rectangle.  

Cool

The inside sentiments are also from Cool Treats, and I used Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party ink.

A complete list of supplies and card stock cuts are at the end of the post.


 

And now, time for the rest of the Team’s projects!  Click on the picture below to be directed to Kristi Gray’s Blog.  

Happy Inkin' Thursday

Our Team:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


 

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Card Stock cuts in inches

Crumb Cake base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2; square rectangle 3 x 3

Pool Party panel 4 x 5 1/4; scrap for ice cream bowl

Tasty Treats DSP (Pool Party pattern) 3 7/8 x 2 3/4; strip for inside 1/2 x 4

Tasty Treats DSP (Ice Cream) 3 7/8 x 2 3/8

Whisper White oval 2 1/2 x 3; ice cream scoops and cherries 4 x 4; banner 2 1/2 x 1 1/4; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4

 

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Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures

Today I am sharing the Balloon Adventures Bundle from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  Wow, just ONE more day until this catalog goes live and you can order!  Have you made your wish list?  
Balloon adventures

 

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is a great one to add to your list.  I love the versatility of the new Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets!  I used the largest die and cut out the balloons and strings to create a free standing design minus the pop-up part.  Next, I stamped some balloons onto Whisper White card stock and punched them out using my Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I made two Emerald Envy balloons so that I could glue the first one down and pop up the second one without the Crushed Curry base showing through.  

Balloon Adventures

I stamped the banner image in Pacific Point onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock.  Then, I stamped the image in Tangerine Tango and fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I die cut 3 Pacific Point bows using the bow die from the set and layered them on top of one another.  

 

Balloon Adventures

This is a really fun sentiment from the Balloon Adventures set, stamped in Pacific Point, with streamers stamped in Tangerine Tango.  

Balloon Adventures

Party Animal Designer Series Paper is part of this suite of products.  Check out all of the Party Animal Suite on pages 4 and 5 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  

A complete list of supplies used today as well as card stock cuts in inches are at the end of the post.  


 

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Cardiology by Jari January Online Class Tutorial

Free January card class

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Card Stock Cuts:

Tangerine Tango base is 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2

Pacific Point panel is 3 3/4 x 5; inside panel is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; scraps for bows

Party Animal DSP is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8

Crushed Curry for balloon and strings base 3 1/2 x 5

Whisper White for balloons 4 1/2 x 3; for inside panel 4 x 5 1/4

Whisper White Thick for banner 1 1/4 x 3 1/4

 

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Big Shot

$110.00

 

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Stampin’ Up! Tasty Trucks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, and welcome to another Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I am sharing a  sneak peek of the Tasty Trucks stamp set available on January 4th.  Tasty Trucks is found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and is FREE with a $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration.  Yippee!!

Tasty Trucks

 

Here is our sketch:

Tasty Trucks

 

First, I stamped the truck image from Tasty Trucks in Basic Black Archival ink onto a panel of Whisper White.  Then, I stamped the tacos in the truck window, also using Basic Black Archival ink.

 

Tasty Trucks

 

The next step was to color in all of the images, so I pulled out some of the new Watercolor Pencils (available on January 4th), a blender pen, and some Stampin’ Write markers.  Once the coloring was completed, I moved on to the sentiment banner.   Isn’t that a cute sentiment?  It was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White and die cut with the smallest banner from the Banners Framelits.  I also cut out a Pumpkin Pie and Emerald Envy banner to stack with the sentiment banner.

 

Tasty Trucks

My Whisper White banner looked too stark, so I fussy cut out a pepper and Mexican Sombrero from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and adhered them to the end with some liquid glue.  The front layers are Whisper White for the base, Emerald Envy and Festive Birthday DSP.  Then, Pumpkin Pie and more Festive Birthday, and finally, more Emerald Envy and the Whisper White art panel.  

 

Tasty Trucks

I used the Stylized Birthday stamp for the inside sentiment, stamping in Emerald Envy.  The strip at the bottom is another coordinating piece of the Festive Birthday DSP.

Card stock cuts in inches and products used to to create this card are at the end of the post.  


 

Now, I hope you’ll hop on over to Kristi’s blog to see her wonderful creation for today!  

Happy stampers blog hop

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


 

 

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2017 Occasions Catalog

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Card stock cuts for Tasty Trucks:

Whisper White card base 4 1/4 x 11; art panel is 2 7/8 x 2 5/8; inside of card 4 x 5 1/4; scrap for banner

Emerald Envy large panel is 4 x 5 1/4; small panel frame 3 x 2 6/8; scrap for banner

Festive Birthday DSP cactus is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; patterned Festive Birthday is 3 7/8 x 2 1/8; inside strip 1/2 x 4

Pumpkin Pie panel is 3 7/8 x 2 1/4; scrap for banner

Stampin’ Up Products used:

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Blender Pens

$10.00

 

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Thanks for hopping with us today, until next time, happy stamping!!

Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends Birthday Bear

Hi Stampers, today I have created a fun birthday card using the Foxy Friends bundle to create a Birthday Bear! I also used the Birthday Banners stamp set and a the new Balloon Adventures stamp set available January 4th.  Stampin’ Up! has so many fun birthday stamps it is difficult to just use one set!  

Birthday Bear

 

I started by stamping the two smallest balloons using the Birthday Banners stamp set.  I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut them out.  Next, I stamped the largest balloon using the new Balloon Adventures stamp set available on January 4th, and punched it too.
Birthday Bear

For the Birthday Bear, I punched out some Soft Suede using the Fox Builder Punch and rounded off the ears using my paper snips.  Then, the Foxy Friends paws were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Crumb Cake. I used the small circle die from the Gift Card Envelope & Thinlets Dies to cut the paws out.  Next, I cut out an oval for the nose/mouth area and attached it to the head, then used the face features stamp from Foxy Friends to stamp the eyes and nose.  Don’t you just love the birthday hat?  It is from the Party Animal Embellishments pack available on January 4th.  It contains Pacific Point birthday hats and Tangerine Tango Balloons.

 

Birthday Bear

The inside features a sentiment from Balloon Adventures and is stamped in Tangerine Tango ink.  

Birthday Bear

To complete the Birthday Bear card, I decided to stamp one of the other fun balloons from Balloon Adventures on the envelope front.

Card stock cuts and products used will be at the end of the post. (Minus any items available on January 4th)


 

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Card Stock Cuts in Inches

Whisper White card base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2: outside art panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; scraps for the balloons and the banner

Pacific Point from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; inside strip 1/2 x 4

Crumb Cake scraps for face and paws

Soft Suede for bear 1 1/2 x 2 1/2


 

Stampin’ Up! Products used (minus any not available until January 4th)

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Peek, Take Two

Yesterday I posted one of the cards we made at our quarterly team meeting.  Here is the second one from Lift Me Up. It is a fun one, also!  

 

Lift Me

 

The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, and it coordinates with the Lift Me Up Bundle.  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 you spend before tax and shipping you can earn free items.  

We used some of the 1/8 ” Stitched Ribbon in Smoky Slate for the ribbon and bow for this card.  It can be found in the Annual Catalog.  

 

More hot air balloons and clouds were stamped on the inside.

 

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I decorated the envelope, too.

 

Lift Me

 

So, have I convinced you to add the Lift Me Up Bundle to your list of must haves from the new catalog?  

 

Click on the picture to see a video about the Lift Me Up Bundle for more inspiration:
lift-me-up-video


 

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms with Blooms & Bliss

Today’s share is a birthday card using Birthday Blossoms and Crazy About You stamps with some beautiful Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  This paper is now part of the DSP Buy 3 get 1 Free SALE, now through October 31st.  What a great time to stock up on all of the papers you love!  

 

blooms & bliss

 

I started with a floral pattern from Blooms & Bliss DSP and adhered a coordinating Blooms & Bliss panel to it with liquid glue.  Then, I adhered that panel to some Rich Razzleberry card stock with more liquid glue.  I cut a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and adhered it with Tear & Tape adhesive, making sure that it was also secured to the back.  This new panel was then popped onto the Mint Macaron card stock base with dimensionals. 

 

blooms & bliss

 

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Rich Razzleberry onto a panel of Sahara Sand card stock.  I chose a flower from the Crazy About You set and stamped it off once onto a scrap paper before stamping it onto my Whisper White card stock.  I then fussy cut it out with Paper Snips.  The center of the flower is from a die found in the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and was popped onto the flower center with a small piece of dimensional.  I used the leaf die from the Rose Garden Thinlets Dies and cut one set of leaves in Mint Macaron card stock. The flower and leaves were added to the front of the sentiment panel with dimensionals.

 

Blooms & Bliss

For the inside, I chose another sentiment from Birthday Blossoms and stamped it in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a panel of Whisper White.  I used some of the left over Rich Razzleberry DSP that I had used on the front for the bottom.

 

blooms & bliss

 

Since this was a requested birthday card for a co-worker to give to a daughter-in-law, I decided to add some more of the Blooms & Bliss paper to the back of the envelope flap.  


 

DSP sale

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Products Used in making my card today:


 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Hope to see you time…..

Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Birthday

I’m using Bear Hugs from Stampin’ Up! for my birthday card for today.  This is another great stamp set that coordinates with  the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies.  Doesn’t this bear look awesome?  And no fussy cutting…..

 

Bear Hugs

 

I recently read about a boy with terminal cancer who only wants to receive birthday cards for his 13th birthday in August. Last week when my grandsons were here, two of them made birthday cards to send him and I wanted to make one, too.  So, I thought Bear Hugs would be a fun set to use.  

 

I used the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew for my design inspiration.  Pop over there to see what it’s all about!

PCC 204

 

I started by stamping the bear image and derby hat from Bear Hugs in Soft Suede onto a panel of Kraft card stock and the bow tie in Tempting Turquoise onto Tempting Turquoise, then die cut them with the coordinating dies.  The bow tie is glued to the bear with liquid glue.

 

Bear Hugs

 

Next, I dry embosssed a panel of Tempting Turquoise in the Lucky Stars TIEF and then adhered a strip of the striped Festive Birthday DSP to the side of the card with liquid glue.  This panel was then popped onto my Crushed Curry card stock base with dimensionals.  I stamped the banner and sentiment from Thoughtful Banners in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White and used the Duet Banner Punch (bundle and save 10%) to cut it out.  

 

Bear Hugs

 

I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to make 3 balloons from more of the Festive Birthday DSP and tied some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine to each balloon.  They are secured to the backs with dimensionals.  I popped on the bear and his hat with dimensionals and folded his arms up so he would not look so flat, then added the banner also with dimensionals.  The balloon strings were pulled taut and knotted, then added with a glue dot.  For a little bling, I added the Tempting Turquoise Enamel Shapes.

 

 

Bear Hugs

I chose the sentiment for the inside from Better Together.  Don’t you just love this font?  It is in Tempting Turquoise onto Whisper White that was matted with Tempting Turquoise card stock before gluing to the card base.  It is finished off with a left over strip from the Festive Birthday DSP.

I also added some of the Festive Birthday DSP to the flap of the envelope.

Bear Hugs

 

Click Here to learn about who I am sending this card to.  

 

Do you want to send a birthday card, too?  Here is his information:

Jacob Priestly

P.O. Box 855

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

 


 

Tax Free Shopping

 

Do you live in one of these states?  If so, take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! products that will also be tax free!  Click on the image below for a PDF version. 

 

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Get ready, August 2nd is only a few days away!  You do not want to miss out on this fabulous set-order early as it will only be available till the end of August!

Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches,that will be available only for a limited time (while supplies last).  This bundle will be available beginning on August 2 and you will be able to use your Bonus Days coupons toward the purchase of this bundle!

 


 

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

 

July has 31 days, today is day 30, so you have ONE more day to earn Bonus coupons!!  Click HERE for the scoop.


 

 

Announcing a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to personalize your cards and Stampin’ Up! creations:

“I Stamped This” coming soon.

Available August 2, 2016

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The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Demonstrators got a sneak peek of the wonderful new Holiday Catalog this week.  Stay tuned for some information about a Paper and Embellishment Share I will be offering!  Excitement is in the air!!!


 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just hop on the Shop With Me at the top of my page and go directly to my online store.  And don’t forget to check out my customer REWARDS.

 

HOST CODE:  JA9XJBWG

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in making my card:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you make some time to stamp!  See you next time…..

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake

How about a Sweet Cupcake for a birthday?  Sounds delicious, right?  This one does look almost yummy enough to eat, but hold out for a real one, say from Gigi’s!  All kidding aside, my share today is a birthday card using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the fun Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! ( Bundle and save 10%).  

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

The sketch idea came from The Paper Players Challenge #305.  I turned it around for my card, though!

 

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And, the birthday theme is from Can You Case It #130, Birthday Challenge Plus

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I hope you will head over to both of those sites and check out the designers and those playing along for some great inspiration!

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

It is hard to resist all of the new stamp sets and Framelits or Thinlets that bundle with them.  They make card making so easy and fun!  Sweet Cupcake is a 3-step stamp for the cupcake top and the paper liner.  For my cupcake, I stamped Flirty Flamingo first, then Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette last.  It is difficult to see, but I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the lighter areas and also on the Flirty Flamingo candle. 

The cupcake liner was stamped first in Soft Suede, then in Crumb Cake and finally in Sahara Sand. I used the Cupcake Cutout Framelits to die cut them all and set them aside to build the rest of the card.

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

My card base is Blushing Bride.  I layered a panel of Crumb Cake and a panel of Soft Suede that was dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot TIEF on top, then added the layers under the cupcake.  They are Whisper White and Soft Suede from the Neutrals DSP stack. All of those layers are adhered with glue so I could pop up all of the other elements with dimensionals. 

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

One look at the Sweet Cupcake should be enough to convince you that it is sweet, but I love the Sweet die found in the Cupcake Cutouts die set, so I cut it out using some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The banner is also included in the die set-don’t you like the way it can be folded to give the 3-D effect?  I added a heart from the Gift Card Envelope and Trim Thinlets, also using the Glimmer paper.  The other sentiments are from Thoughtful Banners.

 

Sweet Cupcake

 

 

The inside sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms and is stamped in Soft Suede.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added another Glimmer heart and on the bottom, another die cut from the Cupcake Cutouts set also in Glimmer paper.

Card stock cuts in inches and Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of the post.


 

 

Announcing a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to personalize your cards and Stampin’ Up! creations:

“I Stamped This” coming soon.

Available August 2, 2016

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See the full sized flyer HERE.

 

 

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Get ready, August 2nd is only a few days away!  You do not want to miss out on this fabulous set-order early as it will only be available till the end of August!

Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new stamp set and die bundle, Thoughtful Branches, that will be available only for a limited time (while supplies last).  This bundle will be available beginning on August 2 and you will be able to use your Bonus Days coupons toward the purchase of this bundle!


 

 

*****Tax Free Shopping!!!  *****

There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.   Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time if you live in one of those states.  Click on the image below for a PDF version of the chart, and check your state’s dates!!

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Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

 

Only a few more days to earn in July and spend in August!!!!  Click HERE for the details.

 


Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop with Me above and go directly to my online store 24/7!  Check out the Host Code below and information on how I reward my customers.

 

Host Code:  JA9XJBWG

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  Also, check out my REWARDS page to see how I reward my customers 🙂

 


 

Card Stock Cuts

Blushing Bride card base 5 1/2 X 8; scored at 4 1/4; scraps for banner and word rectangles

Crumb Cake panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Soft Suede panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White  for front panel 1 5/8 X 3 1/2; for inside panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White Thick for cupcake and candle 2 1/4 X 3

Soft Suede DSP panel for front 1 1/2 X 3 7/16; for inside panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 9 X 1 1/4

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today for my Sweet Cupcake birthday card!  Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you next time….

Stampin’ Up! Retired Product Sale and Shares from Sunday

As promised, I am sharing with you the other 2 cards we created on Sunday at our quarterly team meeting.  Our first card was an awesome shutter fold card created by the talented Mary Deatherage of Stamps-n-Lingers.  Isn’t this pretty?

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If you caught my post on Monday, I shared the card I created with the group and told you we all chose the same Floral Boutique DSP. See my card HERE.  The cool thing is we all chose a different pattern to create our fun fold cards.

Here is the inside of the shutter fold card:


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If you want great directions on creating this card, I am going to send you over to Mary’s blog.  I need to create another one on my own before I tackle giving out directions!   

 

Next, we created this fun fold beauty from Sue Prather, another team member in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.

 

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Retired Product Sale

On Monday, I also promised that I would soon have my retired products posted for sale.  Well, today is the day!  ! have created a new page that you can find in the header of my blog. Or, click HERE.  All of the information is there as well as all of the items I am listing for sale.  Please contact me if you have any questions or want a photo of any  of the items.  Happy Shopping!


 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?   Well,I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop with Me button above to go directly to my online store.  

 

June Host Code:  67XNFVCR

 

When you place an online order with me, use the host code for a free gift.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use the code as you will receive your own stampin’ rewards, but you’ll still receive my free gift!  The free gift for June is any item valued to $8 in the Annual Catalog.  Check out my REWARDS page for more information on your free gift and Heart Rewards.  

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ll check out my Retired Product Sale page for some great bargains on recently retired Stampin’ Up! items.  See you next time…..

 

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