Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Turtle & Co. Card Kit

Together, WE can make a difference!  Through Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, time and money is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC©), in part through the design and sale of an exclusive stamp set.  With the help of demonstrators and customers, Stampin’ Up! has donated over $1,000,000 to RMHC to date!  The stamp set this year is called Turtle & Co. (page 16), and $3 from the sale of each set is donated to the RMHC.  We wanted to do our part to help out this great charity, so we are having our first ever Ronald McDonald stamp set card kit class!  By attending the class, you will receive the stamp set (your choice of clear or wood mount) and make a card folder with 4 cards and envelopes (photos below).  In turn, you’ll be donating $3 to RMHC!  Here are the details for the class:
Date: Thursday, September 1st
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Scot’s House
Cost: $20 for clear mount OR $25 for wood mount
RSVP by Wednesday, 8/24

We hope you'll join us!  Or, if you can't attend the class, a $3 contribution is still made for each stamp set sold, so consider helping the RMHC through your purchase!  Thank you!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Catalog CASE Card

For those of you who aren't sure what CASE stands for, it means "copy and share everything".  Although this card isn't our style, we had a request from one of our monthly club members to do this card.  It was actually fun to challenge ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone.  The ruffle across the bottom is done by just putting down sticky strip and then randomly folding and sticking a 1" strip of DSP to it.  The butterflies were all cut out using the Beautiful Wings embosslit and the Beautiful Butterflies die, both for the Big Shot.  The distressed background was created using the direct-to-paper technique (brushing the Crumb Cake ink pad on to the Very Vanilla cardstock).  The sentiment is from the You're a Gem set.   

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Flower Fest

Here's a simple card using the Flower Fest set.  Our favorite part is that just about every stamp in the set (except the leaves) matches a punch!!!  That's how EVERY set should be!!!  The centers of the flowers were embellished with basic rhinestones, and Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon was used to decorate the bottom.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Big Shot Designer Frames Embossing Folders!

Isn't that a cool rectangular frame to show off the stamped images from the Easy Events set?!  It's one of the new Designer Frames embossing folders!  This is one of the cards that our Big Shot Club members will be doing at this month's workshop!  The Designer Frames are sold in a set of two - the other is an oval shape.  The patterned paper is from the Flirtatious Specialty collection.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lucky Limeade Elegance

Here's another card that we made in our hotel room during the annual Stampin' Up! Convention last month.  I believe it was CASE'd, so if it was your design or you know who the designer was, please comment.  It features the Fun Flowers die and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, both for the Big Shot.  The stamped butterfly image is from the Strength & Hope set, which will only be available through the end of August in the Summer mini catalog.  The sentiment is from the Curly Cute set.  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy 3, GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Packs!

Our new promotion starts today!  When you purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you GET ONE FREE!!!  This promotion only lasts through the month of August, so you can take advantage of lowering the average cost of the NEW Designer Series Paper Packs ($10.95 SAVINGS!).

Kidoodles Birthday Wishes

We loved this Kidoodles stamp set from the new catalog!  We plan on doing a whole card class with the set, so keep an eye out for that in the near future!  This was one of the cards that we made with our group of friends while we were attending Convention last month.  It features two of the new In Colors, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party, as well as the new In Color 3/8" ruffled ribbon!  

Beach Birthday Card

We used lots of Big Shot products to create this bright beach birthday card. The background combines three embossing folders - Oh My Stars...