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Summer Smooch Birthday

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.

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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?

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Punch #117022 wood-mount, #120516 clear-mount
Paper: Island Indigo #122923, Whisper White #100730, Peach Parfait #119794, Kiwi Kiss #122926
Ink: Island Indigo #122937
Extras: Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Summer Smooches Digital Kit #129601, Rhinestones #119246
 

Enjoy! Julie

Time To Say GoodBye!

The retiring stamp set list is here! And early!   These stamps retire May 31stClick here  to view the retiring stamp sets or check out these lists:

Retired List BW Flyer

Retired Stamps Color Flyer

Retired List Stamps Excel File

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.

Order your favorite stamp sets today!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! MORE Blossoms

Where do you get your inspiration?  Have you ever used a card that you made previously to inspire a new creation?  I used this card  as a jumping off point for today’s Mixed Bunch card.

Aren’t these colors beautiful?  Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait and Pool Party – beautiful!  I love the soft colors and elegance of this card and it was surprisingly simple to make.

The Whisper White background is embossed with the Big Shot and Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder.  The blossoms were stamped tone on tone.  And aren’t the lovely pearls the perfect touch?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch #125537 clear-mount or #125535 wood-mount
Paper: # 100730 Whisper White cs, #122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock, #119794 Peach Parfait card stock, #122924 Pool Party card stock
Ink: #122936 Wisteria Wonder, #119783 Peach Parfait, #122938 Pool Party
Extras: #119247 Basic Pearls,  #125603 Blossom punch, #119868 3/4″ Circle Punch, #113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #115963 Finial Press Texured Embossing Folder, #114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon
 

Enjoy!  Julie

NEW Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Items!

Stampin’ Up! announcement:

“We have added 55 NEW Clearance Rack items to the Online Store, including a number of punches, dies, and accessories.”

Wow!  55 new items.  Check them out here.  And more than half of the high-quality products on clearance are less than $5.00 each.

And there are still 10 of these great punches available for less than $10 each!

And there’s new My Digital Studios downloads available today.  Check it out here – My Digital Studios April_10 Downloads

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches with Colorful Birds

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!!

 Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Aviary clear-mount, wood-mount
Paper: Whisper White cs, Pacific Point cs, Summer Smooches designer series paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Extras: Top Note Bigz Die, Rhinestones, Ribbon

Enjoy!
Julie