Weekly Deal August 26 – September 1st 2014

Here’s the weekly deals for August 26 – September 1st 2014

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To order click here! Don’t miss out on these great deals!  The Blossom punch is one of my favorite punch! Click here to see many example of cards that I’ve made using it!

Here’s a card using the Blossom Punch (get it on sale this week only!!!).  I also used the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack. The background is Smoky Slate and I used the new 2014-2016 In-Color called “Lost Lagoon”, to stamp my flower. I also used a strip of Lost Lagoon card stock, embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.

Mixed Bunch Lost Lagoon


Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Petite Pairs

CS and Paper: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Moonlight Designer Series paper stack

Ink: Crush Curry, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon.

Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Blossom punch, 3/4″ Circle punch

Iris Folding ornament revisited

I kind of copied myself for this card.  Since some of the material I used to make it last year is now retired, I wanted to re-create a “current” version of it!   (If you want to see the other one and the iris folding pattern, click here. ) This is how it turned out:

I used the Fir tree stamp from the “Lovely as a Tree” set to make the “branches” at the top.  I cut the ornament with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch and then did the iris folding circle.  For the middle, I stamped a little flower from “Mixed Bunch” set in Real Red and added a small rhinestone.  I made the ornament “top part” (no idea how it’s called!) in Silver glitter paper, glued it in place and added a little bow with a glue dot. I drew a line (for the “hook”) with the Basic Gray marker.


Stamps: Voeux Mignons, Lovely as a tree, Mixed Bunch

CS and paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Designer Serires paper stacks (Bright Collection), Silver glitter paper

Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray Stampin’ marker.

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Large Oval punch,

Others: Rhinestone, Red Satin ribbon



Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri “Step-up” version

So yesterday I told you I would do some “upgrades” on the same card…  Look carefully at the new card and compare it to the picture from yesterday.  It’s almost like a “Find the error” type of game!!!  Can you spot the differences? (There’s quite a few!)

First I used the Apothecary Framelits to cut the white piece at the back. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to punch the holes on the border.  So easy to use since you already have the template made for you!!! For the flower, I made it pretty much the same as yesterday (check yesterday’s post for the technique) but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to add a little sparkle!  I ran the leaves throught the crimper to add some texture.  (I’m still sad that the crimper is now retired!!!)

For the butterfly, I stamped it on Daffodil Delight card stock (instead of Pumpkin Pie) with Early Espresso ink. I used the blender pen to color it with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. It looks more real this way. I like it way better!!!

The background is also different, I stamped little flowers in Daffodil Delight and embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  I changed the Large Oval greeting for a little “pennant” shape and added a Calypso Coral Organza ribbon to complete the card makeover!

Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Tools and punches: Elegant Butterfly punch, Blossom punch, Big shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piecing tool, blender pen,

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond glitter,  Calyso Coral Organza ribbon, Basic Pearl, 2-way glue pen.

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri

I’d like to share with you a card that I made that uses 2 of my favorite stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri.  The best part is that they each coordinate with their own punch: the Blossom punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch! Tomorrow, I’ll show you how you can easily step up that card, if you want to make it extra special!!!

Do you notice a little bit of Calypso Coral on the edges of the flower petals?  That’s because I used the “Rock and Roll” technique!!! Here’s how I did it: first, load your stamp with the light color, in my case Daffodil Delight.  Then, you want to roll your stamp on the darker color so that only the edges touch the ink pad.  Voilà! That is how you can add a nice touch to any edges!!! A little tip when using this technique: make sure you use the light color first in the darker color, (and not the opposite!), because you could ruin your ink pad…

For the butterfly, I stamped the butterfly with Early Espresso ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the Elegant Butterfly punch to cut it. Some embossing folders for the background make a nice finish! I used the Square Lattice and the Stripes embossing folders.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Punches and Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice and Stripes embossing folder, Blossom punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: Basic Pearl

Mixed Bunch and Blossom punch: August Product Bundle

Here’s a simple card that uses the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch. These two were made to coordinate together and make your life easier!  If you buy these two products together from myself during the month of August you save 15%.

Mixed Bunch stamp set wood and Blossom punch reg. $56.90 **Now $48.37** plus taxes and shipping.

Mixed Bunch stamp set clear and Blossom punch reg. $49.90 **Now $42.42** plus taxes and shipping.

To make the card, I first stamped the background with two stamps from this set.  I used a 2″ strip in Floral District Designer Series and cut it with scissors in a “V” shape.  The flower was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and cut with the Blossom punch and then attached with Stampin’ dimensionals. The flower center was stamped in Daffodil Delight and a little pearl was added for a nice added touch.  The greeting is from “Petite Pairs” stamp set.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Floral District DSP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze

Punches: Blossom punch, Curly Label, 3/4″ Circle punch.


Upcoming Monthly Card Class

My next Monthly Card Class is coming up next Friday, June 22 at 7:00 pm.  I still have spots available so let me know if you would like to join!  We’ll be making 6 cards and this month, we are focusing on Birthday cards, but all cards are customizable for your own needs.  Therefore, you can always pick the greeting that you like and that you want!  Since the new catalogue just came out, I decided to do a “NEW CATALOGUE SALE!!!”  So the shipping is on me!!!  Enjoy free shipping on your order until June 24th.  (***This equals to 10% off your purchase.)  The cost for the class is $20 or a minimum $25 order.

Here’ s a sneak peek of the class.  So if you want to learn how to make those pinwheels and how to do this beautiful embossed butterfly, please join me!!!


Mixed Bunch and Blossom Punch

I told you I would share some of the projects we made at my Team Meeting last Saturday.  So here are 3 cards that we made, featuring the new Blossom Punch and the coordinating stamp set called “Mixed Bunch”.  (Both from the Occasion mini-catalogue p.17). I love them both!!! We also used the Everyday Enchantement Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration products that you can get FOR FREE!!!

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch (#125535), Thank You Kindly (#111700), Fresh Vintage SAB(#125115)

CS and paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crumb cake, Poppy Parade, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Soft suede

Punches: Blossom punch (#125603), Extra-Large Oval (#119859), 3/4″ Circle punch (#119873), Eyelet Border punch (#119853)

Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads SAB (#127279)