Friday, June 12, 2015

More New Catalog Inspiration

Here's another card made using products from the new 2015-2016 Catalog to inspire you:
I just love the new Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set!  For every stamp set (Sprinkles of Life) sold, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Get yours today!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

More May Class Projects

Here are some additional projecs from my May stamp club meeting.  Once again, they were CASED projects.

I love the simplicity of this card layout, and it could be modified and used for so many different occasions and genres.

This adorable project was created by Nicole Tugrul.  The mustache framelit is unfortunately retired now, but it really adds to the card.  If you haven't tried the Mini Treat Bag thinlits die yet, you should.  It's so much fun and so easy to use. 

Finally, we made this adorable card that was inspired by the Stampin' Success Magazine (an exclusive magazine that all Stampin' Up! demonstrators get every other month) and made by the talented Sharon Armstrong.  You can find her tutorial on her blog.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Catalog Inspiration

Here is a little project using products from the new catalog to inspire you.

This lovely card was designed by a fellow demonstrator friend, Nancy Fitzgerald.  It uses the new stamp set, You've Got This and some of the new Neutrals Designer Series Paper.  I love the new designs in the designer series paper color collection stacks.  

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May Class Projects

After my long hiatus, I'm finally getting the projects we made this last month posted. I can't claim the creativity for most of them, as I CASED (copy and share everything) all but one, with minor tweaks!
This first card idea I actually came up with all on my own!  Now normally, that wouldn't require a big  "wow", but lately....well, the creative MOJO just hasn't been there.

Inside view.  I really liked using the Chalkboard paper and Chalk Ink, and will miss them not being a part of the Stampin' Up! line.
This card uses a layout from a convention swap I received a couple years ago.  The paper and accessories that the demonstrator had used were long retired, so I refreshed it with current (well at least they were through yesterday!) ones.
Finally, we made this very manly birthday card.  The complete idea came from the display boards at the Leadership conference I attended back in Januay.  I'm so happy that this stamp set made it into the new catalog!

Just goes to show you that you can find inspiration everywhere.  I hope I've inspired you with these projects too.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Catalog Transition Day.....and some inspiration!

Today is what Stampin' Up! is calling catalog transition day.  What does that mean for you?  Well, it means that you can order today from both the 2014-2015 AND the 2015-2016 Catalogs as well as the Occasions Catalog and order My Digital Studio downloads (still at 30% off) today, June 2nd!

Starting tomorow, June 3rd you can continue to order from the brand new 2015-2016 Catalog.

I'll admit I've been a bit of a slacker when it comes to my stamping and I'm working to amend that.  Here are a couple of recent projects to inspire you.

This adorable gift bag was made using the beautiful Painted Blooms designer series paper.  It's from the Occasions Catalog, and soon to be gone for good.  The ribbon used on the handles is the Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, also on the retiring list.

It's made using the new Gift Bag Punch Board from the new 2015-2016 Catalog!  I found this punch board to be a little more tricky (you just have to go slow), but I love the results.  For this bag, I used a full 12" x 12" piece of designer series paper.  You are limited to the width of the bag, but the height can be as tall as your paper (you just have to use the Simply Scored tool or paper trimmer w/scoring blade to score beyond the punch boards dimensions).

I see lots of gift bags in my future!

This next project is one I made for my swap card at a demonstrator meeting I attended last night.  It uses the new stamp set, Sprinkles of Life, the latest Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  The new paper stack used, Cherry on Top designer series paper stack, is bright and cheery and goes so well with this stamp set.

I think you are going to love so many of the new products in this catalog!  If you are my customer, or don't have a demonstrator and would like a copy for yourself, just let me know.  I'd love to share the joy of rubber stamping with you.