Here’s a brand-new 2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog stamp set, A Round Array, released this week as a Spring Surprise! You can save 15% when you purchase this stamp set (available in clear-mount only) with the 7/8″ scallop circle punch in the Spring Surprise Bundle.
Only 5 more days to order your Stampin’ Up! Free Sale-a-brationproducts with a qualifying order. And you can add this bundle to your shopping cart with a few more things and get FREE Stampin’ Up! product – now until March 22nd.
Here’s the set of three that I made. I chose monochromatic papers to cover the flaps of the matching envelopes for a on-fuss look. I love the simplistic sophistication of a monochromatic color scheme. And no special supplies needed, just paper, ink and scissors!
Bundle a set of 6 of these cards and envelopes together with a ribbon bow and you have a wonderful gift for a teacher or a friend’s birthday. I used Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party for this set with papers from the designer series paper packs SAB Sycamore Street, International Bazaar, and Comfort Café.
I kept these super simple, but you could definitely add ribbon, buttons or rhinestones.
I love the elegant look of these clean and simple note cards. The style of the Feeling Sentimental stamp set lends itself to this simple stamping.
To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad. After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.
I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder. And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder
One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.
If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.
This adorable Happy Birthday Gift Bag is adorned with images from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set. This stamp set is available only during the month of July for $5 with a $50 product purchase. Click on the picture for the complete project supply list.
Order your Reason to Smile Stamp Set today and start creating these little Happy Birthday Gift Bags for your family and friends!
Isn’t this adorable? The Best of Everything stamp set is available in wood-mount or clear-mount . All the other details for this project are here.
Use this card to inspire your next project! The scallops and the cute flower button add a special touch to this sweet card. And I love the color combination: Baha Breeze, Regal Rose, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight. Check out more projects here.
Summer Smooches and a butterfly make a great birthday card combination! Remember this project? It was actually inspired by the card below that I created in My Digital Studio. The background looks like a paper project – doesn’t it?
The background was made in My Digital Studio with the added punch of a birthday greating and Big Shot butterfly with rhinestone. The digital designer papers from the Summer Smooches Suite digital content CD and the digital flag punch make this background bright and extra special. This special release CD is available until April 30th.
Try My Digital Studio Express for 30 days for FREE!
I created the background on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and then cut the page in quarters to make duplicate cards. Here’s just the quarter page. This background could be used for any occasion-don’t you think?
Be prepared – it’s a long list, which means lots of new stamps to look forward to. And everything this year will be available in clear-mount as well as wood-mount.
The retired accessories list will come out on April 25th. Retiring stamp sets will be available until the end of May. Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last. So be sure and check back on April 25th and check the list early so you don’t miss out on your favorite accessories.
I loved these cute little birds and their fun cages the very first time I laid eyes on the Aviary stamp set! This made it from my wish list to my home thanks to my sister Kari, who gave it to me for my birthday! (Yes, I have a wish list too!) Kari is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also.
The beautiful Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper inspired this bright, happy card made with the Aviary stamp set.
When using punches, you would stamp first and then punch it out looking through the punch ‘window’. When using the Top Note Bigz Die, I cut my shape and then stamp the images. It was easy to get good placement with the clear-mount stamps. I stamped a sample on a scrap paper first to decide on my layout, then cut my shape and added the stamped images.
The middle bird cage was stamped first, then I masked the cage with a post-it note and stamped the stand so that it ended at the base of the cage. (The stand is taller than I needed and would have stamped right through the cage.)
I wanted to add ribbon wrapped around the top note, but I didn’t want to cover the cages so I used an x-acto knife to slice a ribbon slot on either side of the image. (I don’t know why the ribbon came out such a funky color in the photo. It looks MUCH better in real life-I promise.)
And the final step is adding bling. I generously added rhinestones to the cages. Love it!!