Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Butterfly Basics in Subtles

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a slightly different version of this card that I posted last week. The Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterflies Thinlits sure are my favorite items from the Occasions Catalog.  How about you--what are your favorites?

For today's card I used Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder:



It was a breeze to cut through two layers of card stock with the Circle Framelits. Last week's card had lace trim along the bottom so I changed it up a little and used a sentiment this time.

Here's a look at the inside:



Butterflies Thinlits Special Offer, available through April 30!



1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!

1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!
Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock, Pink Pirouette, Versamark, and Wisteria Wonder Ink, White Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circles Framelits, Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SU Weekly Deals, April 28 - May 4 and More

Happy Tuesday!



It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, May 4 (while supplies last).



The Stamping' Up! Retiring List as been posted. There are discounts up to 50% on many items. All listed items will retire on June 2 and are available while supplies last.

You may view the retiring stamps here.

You may view the retiring accessories here.

The My Digital Studio product line is being discontinued. MDS downloads are now 30% off. You may view the entire MDS product line here
  

Butterflies Thinlits Special Offer available through April 30:


1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!
Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

IBSIC 93

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to my Inspired by Stamping Sunday Designer Feature.

My card today is for IBSIC 93. On the 15th of each month, a new IBSIC is posted. You may follow the Color, Sketch, and/or Theme. One randomly chosen participant will receive a $25 GC to the Inspired by Stamping Store!

Here are the inspirations for IBSIC 93:




My card is based on the Sketch and Color inspirations, and if you stretch your imagination a bit, the Wreath theme too!


The romantic sentiment is from Paris Love and the Cherish sentiment on the banner is from Basket of Flowers. I followed the sketch and used the inspiration colors. And, if you stretch your imagination a wee bit, the layered sentiment could pass for a wreath!

Here is the inside:


I carried the color inspiration (and romantic feel) to the inside of the card.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see the full list of designers being featured today.

The link to enter IBSIC 93 is open until 10:00 AM ET on May 13 (11:59 PM Brisbane time on May 14). I look forward to see what inspires you.
Thanks for stopping by!








Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SU Weekly Deals, April 21 - 27, and Retiring List

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, April 27 (while supplies last).


The Stamping' Up! Retiring List as been posted. You may download the PDF file here. All listed items will retire on June 2.


You may view all the retiring stamps here. Stampin' Up! will continue to manufacture the retiring stamp sets through May 26, so they should be available for purchase through the retirement date.


You may view all the retiring accessories here. Please note, retiring accessories are available while supplies last.


Heads up--the Clearance Rack will be updated tomorrow!

Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


IBS Gift Bag With Tags

Happy Tuesday! 

This week at the Inspired by Stamping Blog, the DT members are sharing their favorite Inspired by Stamping stamp set. I know, how is it possible to choose a favorite?!?!? As bearded irises are my favorite flowers, it seems natural to say Beautiful Iris is my favorite stamp set.


For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have a gift bag and tag set:


The beautiful iris image takes center stage on the front of the gift bag. I used the coordinating Beautiful Iris Cut File and shimmery card stock, then stamped and colored with alcohol markers. The two largest dies from Fancy Label Dies 2 create the popped-up mat and some White Fabric Tape decorates the top of the gift bag. You can see the seam binding from the tags peeking out from inside the bag.


To create the gift bag, you will need a piece of patterned paper cut at 9¾ x 6. Along the 9¾ side, score at 3¼, 4¾, 8, and 9½, and along the 6 side, score at 1½. Cut along the bottom score lines up to the 1½ score, and remove the ¼ tab. For the creases in the sides of the bag, score down 4 inches in the center of the two 1½ sections, then score a V from that point to the two bottom score marks. I hope that is clear! Now fold on all score lines and assemble using adhesive along the ¼ flap and bottom tabs. Finished size is 4½ H x 3¼ W x 1½ D. The ribbon for the handles was cut at 6 inches.


For the tags, I used the two largest Fancy Label Dies 2. I first stamped the sentiments, all from Beautiful Iris, then the irises. The seam binding, from the Spring Ribbon Collection, was cut at 10 inches. I think the tags could also be used as book marks.


I am linking my gift bag with tags project to the following challenges:


Scrapping4fun Challenge #40 - Anything Goes Plus Lace or Ribbon

Spectrum Noir April Challenge - Use a Die-Cut Shape!

I hope you enjoyed my project and give my tutorial for the gift bag a try. The bag itself can also be used for small gifts and/or chocolates.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what favorite stamp set Nupur is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!





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Sunday, April 19, 2015

SU Butterfly Basics in Sahara Sand

Happy Sunday!

To celebrate the Butterflies Thinlits being back in stock, I have a card using both the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Butterflies Thinlits. The inspiration for my card came from this card, though you will see I changed mine up quite a bit.


I used the Circles Framelits to cut through the two layers of Sahara Sand card stock, so my sentiment peeks through, but is actually on the inside of the card. This small and medium stamped butterflies were heat embossed in white. I added a strip of Sahara Sand Lace Trim along the bottom.

Here's a look at the inside:


Butterflies Thinlits Special Offer, available through April 30!


1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!
Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

For your convenience, here are the links:





Please E-mail me if you have any questions or if you would like me to place an order for you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Whisper White Card Stock, Sahara Sand and Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Basic Pearls, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circles Framelits, Butterly Basics Photopolymer Bundle



Friday, April 17, 2015

The Butterflies Have Landed - SU Butterflies Thinlits Back in Stock!

Happy Friday!

I am happy to report that the long-awaited shipment of SU Butterflies Thinlits has arrived at the SU warehouse and they are now available to order!

Butterflies Thinlits Special Offer!


Stampin' Up! realizes that many customers have been disappointed in not being able to order Butterflies Thinlits during Sale-A-Bration. So, through April 30, Stampin' Up! has two special offers:

1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!
Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.  

For your convenience, here are the direct order links:





Please E-mail me if you have any questions or if you would like me to place an order for you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SU Weekly Deals, April 14 - 20, and Butterflies Thinlits Update

Happy Tuesday!



It's time for the new SU Weekly Deals:


The above Weekly Deals are available through Monday, April 20 (while supplies last).  

Update on Butterflies Thinlits and a Special Offer!


The Butterflies Thinlits are expected to be back in stock tomorrow, April 15.

Stampin' Up! realizes that many customers have been disappointed in not being able to order Butterflies Thinlits during Sale-A-Bration. So, from the day that the Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, there are two special offers:

1. Purchase the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15% discount--just $21.20!

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Brations items (only available while supplies last)!
Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

Please E-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

IBS Butterflies

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to my Inspired by Stamping Sunday Designer Feature. Today's card features the newly released Butterflies stamp set.

Let's take a look:



I randomly stamped three different butterflies and brightly colored them. A piece of polka dot ribbon and a popped-up butterfly complete the simple card.

Here is the inside:



That is such a beautiful sentiment.

I am linking up today's card to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps -- Challenge #139 - Clean and Simple

House of Cards -- April Challenge - Add a butterfly and/or color inspiration

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see the full list of designers being featured today.

Thanks for stopping by!








Friday, April 10, 2015

Last Day for SU FREE Shipping!

Happy Friday!


Don't miss out--today is the last day to receive FREE shipping on your Stampin' Up order!

Details:

- FREE shipping on all orders placed today, April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders)

- All order types qualify (customer, workshop, on-line)

- Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will received free 2nd Day Air shipping

- Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased on-line.

- Orders must be placed by 11:50 PM (MT) today, April 10, 2015.

Please click here to visit my Stampin' Up! On-line Shop.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

IBS Lily Easel Card

Happy Thursday!

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have an easel card using the newly released Flower of the Month: Easter Lily, which you will see isn’t just for Easter!


Easel cards are so fun! I colored the beautiful floral image with alcohol markers and lightly sponged the die-cut, which is popped-up on the card. The two floral images from the FOTM: Easter Lily can be used year-round.


The ‘Hello’ sentiment is from Beautiful Iris, which is one of my favorite Inspired by Stamping stamp sets. After stamping and die-cutting, I sponged and attached the sentiment with dimensionals. Some pearl swirls delicately finish the easel base.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what floral inspiration Nupur is sharing along with me today.

Thanks for stopping by!