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April 21-25 2014 ONLY!!!

Stampin’up just announced the list of retiring products i.e. products that won’t be available after June 1st, when the new catalogue comes live. All the retiring products are while supplies last only. So take advantage of the free shipping sale (That’s like 10% off on everything!!!) and get your favorite products before they are gone for good!

To see the retiring products and shop online click here.

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Technique Thursday: Last minute Easter Treat

Here’s a last minute Easter treat to make in no time!  I took the idea from Pinterest!

Easter treat

Easter treat2

 

Material:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Whipser White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder

Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Modern Label Punch, Petite Petal punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Extra-Large Oval punch, Big Shot, Designer Frames embossing folder.

Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon, Cello bag

 

Instructions:

1. Cut a 2″ x 11″ strip of Wisteria Wonder card stock. Insert both ends in the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and cut. Score at 4-1/2″ and at 6-1/4″.

2. Emboss with the Oval Designer Frame through the Big Shot. Cut an opening with the Extra-large Oval punch.

Easter Treat 3

3. Fold your strip on scored lines.  Place your Easter treats in a small cello bag and insert inside. Attach with a ribbon at the top.

4. Stamp “Happy Easter” in Wisteria Wonder ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut with the Modern Label punch. Cut 2 “Petite Petal” flowers and 2 Itty Bitty shapes for the flower center. Adhere in place.

Easter Card Craft for Children

Easter is coming soon! I can’t believe it’s already next week!!! I have a nice and easy card for you to make with your children for Easter. Perfect to give either to the Grand-parents or the teacher!

Pâques carte lapin

The background is Pear Pizzazz card stock embossed with the “Vine Street” embossing folder (which is still available on the Clearance Rack for only $2.99! Only while supplies last). The bunny is made with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch, the 1-1/4″ Circle punch and the Blossom Petal Punch (also from the Clearance rack!) I used some buttons shaped like flowers to complete the card. If you can’t find flower buttons, you could cut some flowers with the Boho Blossom punch instead.

Material:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons (Teeny Tiny Wishes)

CS and paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink: Pear PIzzazz

Tools: Big Shot, “Vine Street” embossing folder, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, the 1-1/4″ Circle punch and the Blossom Petal Punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: flower buttons (not from Stampin’up)

Technique Thursday: Faux Tile Technique

Welcome to another Technique Thursday!  Today’s technique is called the “Faux Tile”.

This technique is very easy to do but required a tool called the Simply Scored Scoring tool. If you want to make your tile square, the Simply Scored Scoring tool will works the best. On my card, I made the tile on a diagonal so I used the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. After you scored you card stock, you stamp your image and sponge some ink to make the “grout lines” appear! For my card, I used Soft Sky ink.

You can order the Simply Scored Scoring tool right here.

Faux Tile

Faux Tile close-up

Instructions:

  1. Use the Simply Scored Tool to score the Whisper White card stock every 1” or ½” using the smaller of the tips on the stylus. Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score again at every ½” or 1”. Use the diagonal plate if you prefer.

  2. Stamp your image on your scored card stock. A larger image with a big surface area works best. Don’t press too hard so the image won’t show in the “grout lines”.

  3. Sponge Soft Sky ink onto your card stock (along your scored lines) to give your tiles texture and dimension. Be sure to allow the “grout” lines to show through.

Material:

Stamp set: Best of Shelli, Chalk Talk

CS and paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Midnight Muse

Tools: Simply Scored Scoring tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Extra Large Oval punch, sponge dauber

Accessories: Midnight Muse stitched ribbon

“Petite Petals” meets “Fabulous Florets”!

For today’s card, I combined the new stamp set “Petite Petals” (found in the Occasions  Mini-catalogue with an older stamp set called Fabulous Florets. “Petite Petals” also has a matching punch (with the same name!) that makes it so easy to use! You can even save by buying them together: bundle and save!!! Click here to order now!

The background is embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. I found it makes a really feminine card, combine with the beautiful Crochet Trim!

Petite Petals and Fab Florets

Material:

Stamp set: Petite Petals, Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes,

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green.

Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Circle collection Framelits, Petite Petal punch, Word Window punch

Accessories: 5/8″ Crochet Trim

Instructions:

1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a 5-1/8″ x 4″ Raspberry Ripple card stock. Emboss with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. Adhere on your card base.

3. On a piece of Very Vanilla card stock stamp the stem and leaves from “Fabulous Florets” in Gumball Green ink. Cut with the Circle framelits and the Big Shot. Stamp 3 flowers from “Petite Petals” in Raspberry Ripple ink. Cut using the Petite Petal punch. Adhere on your Very Vanilla stamped circle. Adhere on your card.

4. Cut a 1″ x 4″ Gumball Green card stock strip. Wrap the Crochet Trim around and secure the two ends at the back with Snail adhesive. Adhere on the card.

5. Stamp a greeting from “Teeny Tiny Wishes” in Raspberry Ripple on Crumb Cake card stock. Cut with the Word Window punch. Adhere on your card with dimensionals.

Technique Thursday: Polished Stone Technique

Welcome to my first Technique Thursday!  Every Thursday, I will post a different stamping technique! I hope you’ll get inspire to try some!  Today’s technique is called the “Polished Stone” Technique.   This technique is done using a cotton ball soaked with rubbing alcohol and some re-inkers (ink refills).

Here’s the card I’ve made, with the beautiful stamp set called Happy Watercolor. (p.22 in the Occasions mini-catalogue) To order it, click here!

Happy Watercolor Polished Stone

Here’s a close-up:

Happy Watercolor polished stone2

Instructions:

  1. Soak your cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.

  2. Add a few drops of each classic reinkercolor onto your soaked cotton ball, alternating colors so they won’t be next to each other.

  3. Dab the cotton ball over your card stock.

  4. Continue dabbing until you achieve the look you want.

  5. Let dry completely before stamping your image over.

After my background was all done and dried, I stamp the flower image with StazOn Black ink and I used the Blender pen to color the flowers. I embossed a simple “Needlepoint” Border on the side to complete the card.

Material:

Stamp set:  Happy Watercolor.

Card stock: Crisp Cantaloup, Primerose Petal Core’dinations, Natural White

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Gumball Green and Primerose Petals ink pads, Daffodil Delight ink refill, Pink Pirouette and Primerose Petal ink refill

Tools: Big Shot and Needlepoint Border embossing folder, Blender pen.

Petite Petals Bundle makes great cards!

I would like to introduce to you today, one of my favorite bundle from the Occasions mini-catalogue: the Petite Petals stamp set and punch!

Here’s what they look like:

Petite petals bundle

The stamp set has 6 flowers of the same shape so they are all cut perfectly with only one punch! Another good thing is the price! You can get both, the stamp set and the punch, as a bundle and save!

Clear bundle #134822 $26.95  or  Wood bundle #134821  $30.50

Order your bundle today! Click here!

Here’s my card for today:

Petite Petals Melon Mambo Elise2014

Melon Mambo (dark pink) combined with the Basic Black and Whisper White, make a great color combo! I also used the Postage Stamp punch and the 1″ Square punch to make the main focus of the card. The Polka dots found in the ribbon, flowers and embossed in the background are also another “theme” for this card.

Stamp set: Petite Petals, Exprimez-vous (Express yourself).

CS and paper: Natural White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Ink: Melon Mambo

Tools: Petite Petals punch, Postage Stamp punch, 1″ Square punch, Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Accessories: Melon Mambo scalloped ribbon (retired)

 

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