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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Is Back!

NOW AVAILABLE!  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine  $29.95.  Click HERE to purchase and see it in action!
It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.
LIMITED SUPPLY:  The last time the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine was offered it sold out quickly!  Once the current supply is depleted, Stampin' Up! will not be backordering the item.  However, it WILL  be available again as a regular item in the upcoming annual catalog (June 1).
  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971)
If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  The Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice!  Please use Hostess Code CAGVGRQF when placing your order.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


It's time for Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration--the biggest deal of the year!  From January 28 - March 31 you may select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend.  You also earn Smiley Rewards for that order when you shop with me.  It's a win-win situation!  Hostesses receive an additional $30 in FREE merchandise with a party total of $300 or more.

Have you been thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  Now is a great time to join my team!  During Sale-A-Bration you receive $150 in starter product for just a $99 investment.  Need more motivation?  Receive a 20% discount on all your personal purchases, get great new ideas from new resources, make new friends, earn extra spending money.  Oh, and one more incredible perk--get a free ticket to Stampin' Up!'s fabulous annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah!  (That's a $295 value!)

Click HERE to shop and see the complete Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Love You to the Moon and Perfect Pennants

Another card made with the Love You to the Moon and Perfect Pennants stamp sets!  I CASED this one from Connie Stewart and changed it up just a bit.  This is a creative use of the Label Card Thinlits Die--yep, this is the same basic card--I just turned it on it's side and added an extra score line!  How simple is that?  I love how it pops up with the fun hearts made with Champagne Glimmer Paper, highlighted with hearts made from Raspberry Ripple CS to match the card base.  Of course, I had to use my new Gold Baker's Twine for an extra pop of glimmer.

This card is pretty easy to CASE--all you really need to know is to add another score line to the wide side of the card after you run it through the Big Shot with the Label Card Thinlits Die.  Score it at 1 1/2".  Burnish all your score lines well with your bone folder, folding in both directions.  After you finish your card, you will notice the movable Label shape wants to lean forward too much.  Just fold your card like you are going to mail it and place it under a book or a stack of stamp cases overnight.  In the morning it will stand up just fine.  If you are mailing it right away, don't worry about the "flattening".  It will do that naturally in the mail.  There is just enough room to sign your name on the front near the bottom and between hearts.

Notes:  I attached the strip of Window Sheet to the back of the You & Me with glue dots before I attached it to the card base so the strips would be sandwiched in between the 2 pieces of card stock.  The Label shape used for the You & Me piece also comes in the package with the Label Card Thinlits Die.

I only use the Craft Scissors to cut ribbon or Baker's Twine, rather than a Paper Snips, so I get a nice clean cut.  The Paper Snips is GREAT on paper, but tends to shred the edges of ribbon.

I also used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the Love You to the Moon image so it fit perfectly on my card stock.  You need to make sure the words are lined up straight and you have equal spacing around the words and rocket.  If you try to use the rocket or the moon to line it up, the image will be crooked.  It plays games with your perception.  ;)

Stamps:  Love You to the Moon, Perfect Pennants (both from the new Celebrate the Everyday Occasions Catalog)

Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer, Window Sheets

Ink:  Versamark

Tools:  Big Shot, Label Card Framelits Die, Small Heart Punch, Craft Scissors, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Bone Folder

Other:  Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love You to the Moon

I love you to the moon and back is what I always told my kids as they were growing up.  We even have a Christmas ornament with that on it!  So I was really excited to see this new stamp set in the Spring Occasions 2014 Catalog.  I have had so much fun playing with the images in the set!  Here is a bright and simple card for Valentine's Day made using 3 different stamp sets.

I think it's great when stamp sets and framelits come together in a bundle!  Here I used the Perfect Pennants Bundle from the new Spring 2014 Occasions Catalog.  A splash of glitz with Red Glimmer Paper makes this card pop!  Inside you see the Banners Framelits in use and the inside sentiment was stamped with the new Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer stamp set.  It is so easy to line up your images perfectly with these new Photopolymer stamp sets.  If you haven't tried them yet, the Countless Sayings 1 and 2 sets are perfect for a first time purchase.  Order them today while they last!

All the supplies you need to make this card are listed below.  You may order them Here or by clicking the shopping cart in the right sidebar of this page.  Please use Hostess Code CAGVGRQF when ordering.

Stamp Sets:  Love You to the Moon (Celebrate the Everyday Occasions Catalog 2014), Perfect Pennants (Celebrate the Everyday Occasions Catalog 2014), Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer

Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Red Glimmer

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red

Tools:  Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Small Heart Punch, Hearts Collection Framelits, Banners Framelits

Other:  Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for a fresh new year.  My pre-order items from the new seasonal catalog just arrived today, so I will be playing with them and posting ideas soon.