Business Kindness!

Seriously, where do they get these people?  Because I want more of them!!  I’ve been working with Stampin’ Up! for nearly ten years and I have NEVER had a bad experience when I’ve called demonstrator support for help.  I don’t know what’s in the water at the home office, but if they bottled it, I’d buy it.  EVERYONE, without exception, that has answered the phone when I’ve called is out-of-this-world kind and nice and helpful and happy.  Love it!  🙂

I’m sure I could be accused of drinking the Stampin’ Up! kool-aid, but I’m OK with that because I have good reason to be satisfied.  The highest-quality, coordinated products at great prices and truly lovely people with whom to work!

I talked to the electric company today – yea, not such a great experience. 🙁

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layered labels heartfelt

Stampin’ Up! Layered Labels Heartfelt

layered labels heartfelt

This intricate monochrome offering was made with the Layered Labels Stamp Set and the Apothecary Framelits.  This large stamp obviously coordinates with the large framelit, but the smaller framelit is a great complement to layer.

layered labels heartfelt detail

Then I used the Modern Label Punch for the very top layer to accent “heartfelt”.  To get the very crisp white image on the Raspberry Ripple card stock, I stamped with Whisper White Craft Pad then embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Can I just say, that Stampin’ Up! has the BEST emboss powder!  I was working on a project with a friend and she bought some emboss powder from somewhere else and brought it over.  I was awful!

layered labels heartfelt detail close up For accent I used the Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and the Vintage Trinkets.  Aren’t those cute little distressed brads perfect?

layered labels heartfelt 2

 Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Layered Labels wood-#127070  clear-#127072
Ink:  Whisper White Craft #101731, Raspberry Ripple #126859
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Raspberry Ripple #126842
Extras: Stampin’ White Emboss Powder #109132,  Modern Label Punch #119849, Vintage Trinkets #118764, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439
stampin' up! layered labels stamp set

Enjoy!  Julie

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Join Stampin’ Up! & Take the Cake

join stampin' up! & take the cake

As I’ve said before, “Is it legal to have this much FUN?”  If you join the fun in June not only do you receive $125 in fabulous Stampin’ Up! product PLUS business supplies all for only $99 with no shipping cost, you also receive $48 in additional product in FREE paper crafting product!

For more information on what you’ll receive during June click here:  Join stampin’ up! & take the cake flyer.

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lovely as a tree fathers day

Lovely As A Tree Happy Father’s Day!

lovely as a tree fathers day Celebrating Fathers today with this Lovely As A Tree card.  I really enjoyed creating this card for my good husband who will receive it tomorrow.  Shhhh – don’t spoil the surprise!

I got very creative with this card and used lots of different techniques.  I scored a diagonal plaid design  on the  Gumball Green card base with my Scoring Tool every 1/2″, then sponged it with Gumball Green to emphasize it even more.

lovely as a tree fathers day detail

The trees stamp was inked with versamark and then Gumball Green.  Before I stamped in on the Whisper White card stock, working quickly, I used the paint brush end of the Garden Green marker to add some darker areas in the trees by tapping the stamp and I used the paint brush end of the Early Espresso marker to paint the tree trunks a deep brown. Can you see the color variations in the picture above?

lovely as a tree fathers day close up

The reason I inked up with versamark first was to keep my ink moist long enough to add clear embossing powder to heat emboss.  I wish you could see the raised embossed image.  Because I embossed the trees, the background can now be brayered with ink without damaging the stamped image.

Using torn post it notes to mask the sky line, I brayered the green grass.  Then I brayered the sky after removing the mask.

lovely as a tree fathers day envelope

You can also see the leaf stamped in Gumball Green on the front of the Crumb Cake envelope.

lovely as a tree fathers day 2 By punching a circle out of a large post-it note you can mask the sky to sponge a bright sun in.  Then cover the sun with a circle post-it note before brayering the sky.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree w-#115026 c-#127793, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370, c-#127802
Ink for Trees:   Gumball Green#126861,  Garden Green marker #119701, Early Espresso marker #119680
Ink for Grass: Wild Wasabi #126959, Always Artichoke #126972, Early Espresso #126974(sentiment)
Ink for Sky: Dafodil Delight #126944 (sun), Baja Breeze #126960, Bashful Blue #126961
Ink for card base: Gumball Green #126861
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840
Extras: Natural Designer Buttons #127554, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683, Top Note Die #113463, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Clear Stampin Emboss Powder #109130, Simply Scored Scoring Tool# 122334, Diagonal Scoring Plate #125586, Brayer #102395, Stamping Sponge #101610
 

 Enjoy! Julie

 
betsy's blossoms believed

Stampin’ Up! Just Believe Blossoms

betsy's blossoms believed The Just Believe Stamp Set is the focus of this creation.  I stamped the leaf label in Old Olive ink on Whisper White, then stamped the sentiment on vellum cardstock with Basic Black craft ink, embossed and punched it out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.  The punched oval was layered on top of the label.   A close up is below.

The large scallop edge was made with the Tasteful Trim Die and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

betsy's blossoms believed detail

The background was stamped with the fantastic large blossom from Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set in the beautiful new in-color Raspberry Ripple.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Just Believe wood-#116948  clear-#120453, Betsy’s Blossoms wood-#126004  clear-#126006
Ink: Old Olive #126953, Basic Black Craft #120192, Raspberry Ripple #126859
Paper:  Vellum Cardstock #101856, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Clear Emboss Powder #109130, Black Dotted Ribbon #124145, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die #120893, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439

Just Believe Stamp Set

Enjoy!  Julie