Birthday Blast & More

Today I’ll be sharing with you the projects and Make ‘n Takes that I made for my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event that was held earlier this month for those who qualified during Sale-a-bration. I had a lot of fun pampering everyone – after all I couldn’t do this without each and everyone of you!

Here is my classroom all set up and ready to go.

Everyone had a spot with their treats and projects ready for them.

I made these cute little name tags using the Cool Treats stamp set (142982) so they could find their spot.

And everyone received these cute little post it note easel holders using the retiring Papillon Potpourri stamp set (132058/123759), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies (141497).

I had a lot of fun making these post it note easel holders. (I’ll miss this stamp set with it’s coordinating punches it has been one of my go to sets. So many uses!) I found these sticky notes for them once again at Target – don’t you love their dollar spot? If you missed it and would like to learn how to make these holders I have a quick Video Tutorial HERE.

I also made these little chocolate holders using the retiring Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630).

It was sooo easy to whip up a batch of these. And after all who doesn’t enjoy a little chocolate?

I simply cut the Designer Series Paper into 3″ x 6″ strips, added a bit of Snail across the top and then folded them in half. Stamp my sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set (140273) and used the Triple Banner Punch to create the flag. Then I tied some Baker’s Twine in different colors around the top and slipped in a Ghiradelli Chocolate. Yep! That quick and easy!!!

And what did we make? 6 cards!  This first card got my daughter’s seal of approval so I had to include it. LOL! It uses the Birthday Blast stamp set (142854/142866).

This second card uses the retiring Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (141657) and the Grateful Bunch stamp set (140691) along with it coordinating Blossom Punch (140612).

And this final card uses the retiring Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142823) and Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823) from the Occasions Catalog. It’s got such great sentiments in the set.

There is still time to these wonderful retiring products, but it is while supplies last now. You can find them in my Online Store.

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Remarkable You

Here are three great cards that I wanted to share with you. All of the use the Remarkable You stamp set (139891/139894). Each of theme while using the same stamp set have a completely different feel.

This first one is soft and subtle. Char used the Aqua Painter Beach Technique to remove the color from the lilies before adding some soft color with our Stampin’ Write Markers.

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And did you notice the little Elegant Butterfly (127526)?  This  vellum butterfly was stamped in Daffodil Delight using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (132058/123759) and then punched out. It adds a bit of dimension since it looks like the butterfly just landed next to the greeting.

This next card a a bolder feel to it since the colors used are Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadow.

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And finally this card is done in Tempting Turquoise, which always makes me smile. Nancy used White Embossing Powder to make her flower pop and then added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to it’s petals.

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So which one  is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.


Stamp Set: Remarkable You (139891/139894)

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Vintage Flower Shop

Today’s card is one that has for better term, a vintage feel to it. Isn’t it funny how you can change the whole look of a card with just the choice of card stock and colors you use?

Flower Shop

The base for this card is Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849) and if you haven’t ever used our Naturals Card Stock you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you try it. It has such a rich earthy feel to it, and it can really make a difference to the whole look of your project. I use the Nautrals card stocks when I’m wanting a more subtle feel of color, (Whisper White or Very Vanilla), and look for a project.

This card uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set which is a wonderful set to add to your collection since it is so versatile and lends itself to so many different styles. It is one that you may pass over at first when you flip through the catalog, since it seems a little bland at first – but don’t let that deter you. Once you stamp with it you’ll wonder why you didn’t get it sooner!

Hope to see you this Saturday – There is still time to RSVP!

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Stamp Set: Flower Shop (130939/130942),  Papillon Potpourri (132058/123759),  Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Inks: Hello Honey (133643),  Blackberry Bliss (133642), Crumb Cake (126975), and Memento Tuxedo Black (*132708)

Paper: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849)

Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324),   Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (133668), Pansy Punch (130698), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Raspberry Ripple (*131003), Daffodil Delight (*130998), and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (*130997)

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Papillon Potpourri File Folder Card

Yesterday was such a crazy day that I didn’t realize until late last night that I hadn’t posted the project I wanted to share with you. How crazy is that?

So I’ll just share the project with you today – so here  it goes.

This file folder card using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set is one that I made at a demo meeting recently. It uses one of my favorite Designer Series Papers, Afternoon Picnic. The subtle colors and vintage patterns of this paper just make me feel good and feel like spring is right around the corner. And with the couple of days of pretty weather we had recently I’m ready for spring to arrive soon.

Papillon Potpourri File Folder card

Want to know how I made this card? Check out my earlier post sharing my Video Tutorial for my File Folder Card #4 to show you how. You’ll see it’s the same basic card but the colors chosen give it a completely different feel.


Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri (132058/123759)

Inks: Old Olive (126953) and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads (126985)

Paper:  Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper (131390), and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock (122922)

Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119850), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta  Ribbon (119256), and Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

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New Digital Downloads

Do You Love Butterflies?

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Beginning today Stampin’ Up! is giving 15% off their new Butterfly Bundle – Not only will you get the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, but you’ll get the Bitty Butterfly Punch too!

Want to see some cards that I’ve made using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and punch contained in the bundle? Well here are three of them.

Papillion Potpourri Leadership 2013 Shoebox Swap

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As you can see it is a great set for anyone who loves butterflies – Already have a set of your own? Well why not get one as a gift for a friend at 15% off?

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NEW Best of Autumn Stamp Set Available Today!

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Check out our latest Best of 25 Years set – The Best of Autumn (item 134390).  It’s just in time for all your fall stamping projects and best of all when you purchase six Best of sets you get a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

Best of Autumn

Don’t you love the NEW never-before-seen sentiment in this set? I think the font is just beautiful!

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You can see the flyer with all the details here.

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Hostess Code TQWHSYW3. – You’ll receive a FREE Washi Tape 5 Ways Class Tutorial (a value of $14.95).  It’s my gift to you! And since Washi Tape is so much fun – you’re going to love this FREE Class!

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Banner Greetings

Banner Greetings is a great set that is very versatile and it’s also one of our NEW exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets that you can earn for hosting a private party.  And with the new 2013-2014 Catalog just launched on June 1st it’s a great time to get together with your friends and hold a party!

Banner Greetings Janie June TEAM Swap

My TEAM member Janie created this card for her swap at our June meeting. Isn’t it lovely?

I just love the bling! Did you know you can change the color of our Basic Rhinestones with a Sharpie®? Don’t have a Sharpie®, just use a little Crystal Effects and the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill of your choice!

Would you like one of the Banner Greetings Stamp Sets for your own? Are you interested in holding a private party of your own? Click HERE for more details on being a Hostess or contact me directly by phone 706 754-7124 or email at [email protected] – I’d love to set up a time to show you and your friends some fun and easy projects sometime soon.


Stamp Set: Banner Greetings (item 129711/129714) and Papillon Potpourri (item 132058/123759)

Inks: Versa Mark

Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party and Island Indigo card stock

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (item 129984), Pool Party Embossing Powder, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch

2013-2014 Luau Catalog Launch Party

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There is still time to RSVP. Don’t live locally? Can’t make it to the Party?

You can still participate.  Your name will be entered into my door prize drawing; you’ll get a chance for every $25 in merchandise ordered.  How you ask? Just place an order with me or in my Online Store using Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R before 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 24th – My Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize is valued at over $50!

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Feel Goods

The Best things in life…. This sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set is one of my favorites and I love the font that this sentiment set uses. How about you?

Feel Goods Clothes Pin

Today’s project is one that I received from my friend Cindy during our TEAM event last week. Cindy is always coming up with the cutest 3-ds for her swap.

As she told me the story about how she ran across these big paper clips and bought them because she thought they looked like Bermuda Bay, but then realized they were really Tempting Turquoise when she got them home.  She reminded me of one of the items I like to keep with me when I was shopping, my color ring. Hmmm maybe this would be something you would enjoy too?

Any way, although the color wasn’t what she originally thought it was, she has made her project work beautifully with the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper that she used. Don’t you think?

Whether the color was Bermuda Bay or not when I look at my giant paper clip sitting on my desk it makes me feel, well… good! The bright and cheerful butterflies are just fun – don’t you think?


Stamp Set: Feel Goods (item 131916/129684) and Papillon Potpourri (item 132058/123759)

Inks: Tempting Turquoise and Mellon Mambo

Paper: Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (item 129310), Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Mellon Mambo, and Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punches, and Basic Rhinestones

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Too Cool – Big Shot Magnetic Platform

I’m posting a bit late today since I side tracked by my new box of goodies that came in that big brown truck. Don’t you love to see it pulling into your driveway? I know I do, it means I get to start creating with new goodies– and with this weekend’s Blue Mountain Stampers’ Retreat I’m getting ready to have a weekend marathon of stamping with my gal pals. Yippie!

I couldn’t wait to try out my NEW Big Shot Magnetic Platform (item 130658) and was truly impressed at how easy it makes things. You are going to love, love, love it! Check out this video showing you how it works.

Cool huh?

Vintage Soho Subway

Now for the card I promised to show you yesterday. Today’s card is one that came from a recent shoebox swap with my TEAM, the Blue Mountain Stampers. This card was created by JoAnn who loves vintage. She combined the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper with the butterflies made with the NEW 2013-2015 In Colors. When stamping the butterflies JoAnn alternated the colors of ink she used, instead of making them monochromatic. Very clever I thought.

Soho Subway Shoebox Swap

Everyone’s card turns out slightly different since we assemble the cards ourselves using hers as our guide. It’s always great fun to see how everyone changes it up a bit to suit their style.


Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri (item 132058/123759)

Inks: 2013-2015 In Color Collection (item 131204)

Paper: Soho  Subway Designer Series Paper (item 130140), Very Vanilla, and 2013-2015 In Colors

Accessories: Basic Pearls (item 119247), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (item 129399), Stampin’ Distress Tool (item 127562), Linen Thread (item 104199), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (item 129327), Stampin’ Sponges (item 101610)

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Saying Goodbye to Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink has been one of my favorites since I started stamping. How about you is it one of yours? I was rather sad to see it on the retirement list (click HERE to see more about the Color Refresh), but am excited about the new colors too!

So today I thought I would share a card that I made using the Pretty In Pink Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117152). With four of our Subtles Collection colors saying goodbye it’s a great way to get them all and in 4 different patterns!

Pretty in Pink Papillon potpourri

I love the stamp set I used to create the focal point on this card, Papillon Potpourri (item 123757/123759).  After all who doesn’t like butterflies?


Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri (item 123757/123759) and Sweet Essentials (item 126455/126457)

Inks: Raspberry Ripple

Paper: Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring item 117152)

Accessories: 1 3/8″ Circle and 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punches, Paper Piercer and Mat, Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

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Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters – and here is a great card that my TEAM member Janie brought for her swap this past week. I love the color combination she uses in this card. Did you notice the greeting? It is from our Sale-a-bration Vintage Verses Stamp set. You can earn this set for FREE when you shop or host a party during Sale-a-bration. Want to learn more click HERE to see my post with all the details about Sale-a-bration or Click HERE to see my promotions page.

Kindness Matters

What do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Sets: Kindness Matters (item 122900 w/ 122902 cm), Papillon Potpourri, and Vintage Verses

Inks: Basic Black

Paper: Neutrals Color Collection Designer Series paper Stack, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray and Riding Hood Red Card Stock

Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch 

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