Monday, April 23, 2007

More April Showers!

I really like using mongrams in baby shower cards. I just think that it makes the card really stand out and adds a sweet personal touch - it could work as art for Baby's nursery. I received a couple of very cute cards when I was pregnant with Chloe that I had in her room for a long time (until I finally got around to putting them in a scrapbook!).


Materials (all SU!)

Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Dots & Dashes
Stamps: Beyond the Basics (p. 166) (One of my favorite Stamp Sets - I love all the mini background sets on pages 166 and 167 of the catalog), Riveting (p. 14 - hostess set)
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, StazOn White
Fibers: Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, Rose Grosgrain Ribbon
Other: Rectangle Handheld Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mini Scrapbook

This is a REALLY easy little scrapbook to make. It would make a precious Mother's Day gift for Mom, Grandma, or a special Auntie.

Thanks, Joy, for the great pattern!

You will need a sheet of Designer Paper cut to 8.5" square
1.25" square card stock in a coordinating color
11' x 3 7/8" strip of coordinating card stock
1" square in Whisper White or other neutral color

Fold square into triangle shape. Score folded paper at 4" and 8" (measuring along the 12" side)

Fold each scored side towared the middle.

Keeping the right flap folded, fold point back to the right edge.

Slide finger inside of the small fold - opening up the point to make a diamond shape.

Stamp the 1" square, adhere to the 1.25" square. Center pieces on the diamond.

Score the 11" x 3 7/8" strip at 2.75", 5.5", and 8.25" and accordian fold.

Add journaling, pictures, or images to the accordian sections.

Open the pocket and center the cardstock strip on the decorative paper.

SO so cute!






Materials (all Stampin' Up!)



Patterned Paper: Spring Flowers (p. 207)
Card stock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Love Matters (from the Winter Mini catalog, you could substitute the very cute heart from
Doodle That (p. 19) in the Spring Mini Catalog)
Markers: Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, So Saffron
Other: Snail Adhesive, Bone Folder, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, April 16, 2007

One-sheet Box!

The amazing Beate has a very cute little one-sheet box template up at her place. I thought I'd try it out. What do you think? The first diagonal fold was a little tricky - but after the first one, it's quite easy.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)

Card stock: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Stamps: Doodle This (Spring Mini Catalog p. 18)
Inks: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, StazOn White
Fibers: Light Pink Organdy Ribbon, Celery Grosgrain, Taupe Grosgrain
Other: Soft Subtles Color Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Double Rectangle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive
Techniques: Masking, Color Wonder Watercoloring

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy Easter!


Materials:
(all SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets: Polka Dots & Paisley, Tag Time
Inks: Basic Black, Cool Caribbean, Gable Green
Card stock: Gable Green, Basic Black, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Other: Black Gingham Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge
Techniques: Sponging, Paper tearing

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

FREE Stamps! (April Showers Part Two)

My favorite kind! :)

The 2nd part of the April Showers of Promotions is really awesome! Click HERE to read all about it. Basically, when you join the Stampin' Up! family you get all kinds of perks. And every once in a while SU! offers an additional something special for joining.

Until May 31st, when you join SU! as a new demonstrator, you get two free hostess sets that won't even be available until the new Idea Book and Catalog comes out in July. This is way cool not only because you'll get free stamps (!), but hostess sets are really just available to hostesses. If I want to earn a free hostess set, I have to have have a workshop in which I get the benefits - I can't just buy them.

It's a pretty neat offer, so if you would like more information about how you can do what I do - email me!


Sunday, April 1, 2007

April showers...of special promotions!

The Catalog year will be over soon, and as always, some of our favorite stamps will be retired.

April 1-30 take advantage of the Say it with Stamps promotion to get a 20% discount on the following stamp sets (click link for images):

Warm Words (p. 177) - So versatile! I use this on cards ALL the time. The script is very sweet.

Tiny Talk (p. 190) - RETIRING! I've had this set for a long time and I've made countless tags with it. I can't believe it's retiring. This is one you have to have!

In My Thoughts (p. 183) - This one is perfect for everyone who likes to stamp their sentiments. Hint - you can use the brush side of a Stampin' Write Marker to select individual words to create your own custom sentiments.

All Year Cheer II (p. 178) - Yikes! This one is being retired, too. My sister has had this set for a few years and I'm always borrowing it from her. I guess I better hurry and get my own!! This is one of those perfect for cards AND scrapbooking sets - lots of different uses.

Short Order Alphabet (p. 194) - A simple alpha set with both upper AND lower cases - perfect for scrapbooking. I love that it also has the bracket stamp - all the rage right now! :)

Everyday Flexible Phrases (p. 191) - I like these sets so much. I use them in cardmaking and scrapbooking. I like combining words from different sets (Expressive Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Day-to-Day Flexible Phrases) with the words from this set for a funky look in scrapbooking journaling and captions. This set has 56 stamps so you won't run out of things to say!

There is more to come with these April Showers of Specials... Check back soon!
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