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SU Painted Harvest

 

September 15, 2017

I think this may be the hottest item in the new catalog!

~The Painted Harvest Bundle~

My stamping girls certainly loved it at class last week!

A few gals actually said the DSP was missing in their kits. then I showed them how they were going to make it! However, there is an absolutely beautiful sunflower patterned paper in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper🙂

Have you seen all the combinations of colors- yellows, purples, blues-that people have been using on Pinterest?  We used this color combination at our Demo meeting- Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso for the flowers and  Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green for the leaves. To add a little more detail, my friend Linda Heller had us slide a Soft Sky ink spot over the Very Vanilla cardstock before we stamped.

It was super easy to create this fun fold card- just cut off 1-1/4″ of the Early Espresso card base and then…use it for the banner! No waste- ask my girls, I always show them how to get the most out of their cardstock! I used the coordinating leaf punch that comes in the bundle to punch out the leaves for the banner. The 1/4″ Copper Trim finished the banner off wonderfully! Oh, and we jazzed it up with some Wink of Stella on the flower centers.

Here’s a story of  how God is in the details- I was going to a Girlfriend’s Luncheon last Sunday that my most precious friend Donna has every year. I wanted to give her something to let her know she is appreciated far more than any thing or any words can express. I happened to be out and picked up this sweet watering can of greens and flowers as an example of how she is just “pure sunshine” to anyone who meets her. When I got home, I decided I was going to make her a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set. Little did I realize that this one matched perfectly in color, style, and occasion! I mean, so perfect that I should take some cards down to that shop to go with the gift!!!

 

A little tip using this two step stamping stamp set- I found it easier to stamp the dark flower first than the lighter one even though the lighter one is bigger. I also stamped the veined darker green leaf first, too. It was much easier to see the dark ink and stamp the light ink on top of it. I have heard people suggest stamping the middle of the flower first but did not want to risk not having room for the petals and leaves later.

I also masked off  a bit of the leaf stem by rubbing ink off with my finger so the leaves appear to be coming out from under the sunflower- your choice it looks great either way:)

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SU Smitten Mittens

September 4, 2017

I am smitten the new SU Smitten Mittens Bundle!

The stamps with coordinating framelits are just perfect to make a quick WOW card.

Take a look at this cutie I made with the bundle:

The detailed die cut mittens were attached over a solid white mitten, isn’t that neat?
And the Holly Berry Builder Punch added a cute little embellishment for the mittens. Although, I could have connected the mittens with some of the new Tinsel Trim, huh?

You will notice some new items from the Holiday catalog used on this card- the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon but you may be looking around the new catalog for the Designer Series Paper with the adorable mittens on it. Well, you won’t find it because it is in the Annual Catalog! You may have overlooked the Be Merry DSP since the holidays were not in sight when the Annual catalog come out in June.

It is super cute, and has a classic Christmas red, green, and white theme. Well, actually, it is Cherry Cobbler but it matches well with the Real Red in the new ribbon:) I love all the multicolored small patterned designs perfect for the bottom of a card.  My DSP is 2″ x 4″ so you get a lot of cards from one 12×12 piece of DSP.

*Think of all the cards you can design with a 2″ x 4″ piece of DSP on the bottom and some focal point on the top- a classic, easy template to use when designing any card.

I used a warm sentiment inside the card found in the SU Hearts Come Home stamp set-

another wonderful set in the new catalog!

Check out this SU video showing some fun ways to use the Smitten Mittens Bundle…

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It’s September 1! The Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

September 1, 2017

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE…with so many wonderful new goodies!

You can view the catalog HERE.

In the mood for some hands on inspiration?

Press HERE to see all the new SU videos showcasing the new stamps, framelits, punches, paper, and embellishments!

And, that’s not all!!!!!

From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, Stampin’ Up has a special for hosts or orders over $300.

It’s an exclusive stamp set that can only be earned at $300, even demonstrators cannot buy it!

Here are some adorable cards made by the SU Home Office: 

 

 

 

 

Details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300  (before shipping and handling)
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to $30 or more Stampin’ Rewards!

Please feel free to shop Online HERE or go to my store by pressing the Stampin’ Up Logo under my photo on the right:)

You can email me at CindyLeeBee@gmail.com or call/text me at 724-323-2296.

August Bonus Project from Craft Project Central

August 28, 2017

Graceful Garden Ensemble –

August Craft Project Central Bonus Project!* 

Created by Regina Andari

Create a pocket full of pretty cards that feature fun Watercolor Pencil techniques.  One of the techniques featured in this tutorial demonstrates how to use one pencil to get the shading and coloring of two or three colors, but your favorite might be the “Cheater’s Reflection” technique.  It is so easy and lends such a nice focal point for any card!  Besides the fun pencil techniques, you’ll also learn how to make your own coordinating dimensional embellishments!  If you decide to make this lovely ensemble to give to someone special, you’ll appreciate that there’s a tutorial for a pretty and simple pocket holder for the four cards.

*Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages, that include the month for which they’d like the bonus. 

Craft Project Central # 5

August 22, 2017

Here is a cute Gift project you can try over at Craft Project Central:

 

Seasons Coasters! Created by  Jari Francis 

Stamped coasters are so simple and inexpensive to make! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to think about special people in your life you want to create a gift for.  In fact, these stamped coasters would make great gifts for anyone, any time of year!