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In my latest video below, I'll take you step-by-step through the creation of today's card along with sharing lots of papercrafting tips!
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COMING UP TOMORROW! I'll offer a colorful "spin" on this card along with one of my favorite handmade card packaging tips!
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I put together five card samples to show you not only a sneak peek preview of the new 2014-2016 Stampin' Up! In Colors but how they compare to other colors in the Stampin' Up! collection. The sample above, from left to right, is Tangelo Twist (new), Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie. Tangelo Twist is less pink than Tangerine Tango and a touch deeper than Pumpkin Pie.
Next up (top to bottom) is Blackberry Bliss (new), Elegant Eggplant and Rich Razzleberry. Blackberry Bliss is much less blue than Elegant Eggplant and deeper than Rich Razzleberry.
Still mourning the retirement of Stampin' Up!'s Handsome Hunter (green) several years ago? Mossy Meadow (left) is a much trendier version and will be a "go to" for the holidays and year round! It's much less yellow than Old Olive (middle) and more "evergreen" than Garden Green (right).
For Stampin' Up! fans that never warmed up to Summer Starfruit, there's no need to fear the new Hello, Honey (top). It's not nearly as green as Summer Starfruit (not pictured). It's deeper than So Saffron (middle) and is more brown (and less bright) than Crushed Curry (bottom).
DID YOU CATCH THE OTHER NEW CATALOG SNEAK PEEKS? The little punched flowers, stars and heart are part of the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787). The sentiments are all from Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set (135380). It was a snap to to place the "you did it" using these awesome clear stamps. "Congratulations" was cropped with Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies. All sneak products (including the In Color products) will be available for purchase on June 2, when the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog begins.
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I have a very quick and easy card for you today using the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes. You get 20 printed notecards on watercolor paper (4 each of 5 designs) and 20 ivory envelopes. I can still add my own touches but pull off a simple card with a blast of WOW!
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YOUR CATALOG IS FREE THROUGH ME! If you are one of my Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customers, you will automatically receive a FREE 2014-2015 Annual Catalog (including shipping) from me by June 2 (the start date of the new catalog). No need to contact me unless it hasn't arrived by June 2. Catalogs begin shipping in mid-May.
I'M LEAVING ON THE STAMPIN' UP! CRUISE TODAY. The Stampin' Up! incentive trip this year is to the Western Caribbean (Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico). I'm looking forward to seeing my Stampin' Up! friends, relaxing with my husband, Scott, and spending lots of time reading on the deck. I'll be posting projects and updates for you each day (you knew I couldn't stop posting) and checking my email (briefly, I promise). I'll also be posting photos and updates from the trip on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook page. Be sure to visit by clicking HERE and "liking" me! Bon Voyage!
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Welcome to another Pals Guest Stamper Sunday. It's so fun to show off the work of my Stampin' Pretty Pals Virtual Community. Christie Crosby, a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, is today's guest stamper. She has an artful eye for detail but kept this design uber clean and simple. My kinda card!
I love the look crisp white, enhanced by her use of the Sale-A-Bration exclusive Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I'm absolutely nutso about the sentiment "avalanche de mercis" (Stampin' Up! Remerciements clear-mount stamp set 131664--it's the french version of Lots of Thanks, wood-mount 129687 or clear-mount 129690). So chic in french! It mirrors the "cascading snow" effect (think "avalanche") created with the torn designer series paper.
Cravin' a little more of Christie's paper crafting designs? Please stop by her brand new Stampin' Creativity Blog and say "hello!"
INDULGE IN THE ART OF STAMPING! Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit through me (get up to $150 of YOUR choice of products during our Sale-A-Bration Promotion--that's $51 of free product plus it ships FREE) and you'll not only enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits, you'll gain access to my exclusive resources, ideas and friendly, talented Stampin' Pretty Pals Virtual Community. I offer a pressure-free on-line haven for sharing, inspiring and indulging in our wonderful craft. No workshops required! I WELCOME hobby stampers with a passion for paper, stamps and ink and a desire to learn, have fun and connect with other stampers!
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LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION? Check out over 1000 of my paper projects in My Sample Gallery (also located under "Tutorials" in my navigation bar above).
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I swooped these samples from the Stampin' Up! Get Inspired Blog and wanted to share if you hadn't seen them. They were ALL created by the Stampin' Up! Concept Art Team. I think they nailed the WOW! factor and the cards are so simple to make.
The best part? You can earn many of the items used in the samples FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Discover what you can earn free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration HERE!
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? I would love to hear. Please leave me a comment below!
WOULD YOU LIKE A FREE OCCASIONS CATALOG AND A SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE? One of the benefits of being one of my Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customers is automatically receiving every Stampin' Up! Catalog FREE. If you are not currently my customer and would like to be, please complete THIS FORM to receive your free Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. I have both on hand and will mail promptly. U.S. residents only.
DON'T MISS OUT! I'm giving away blog candy. Click HERE for your chance to win! Deadline is NOON Central Sunday, Feb. 23!
WOO HOO! Stampin' Up! extended their special offer of FREE 2012-2014 In Color Markers for NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers through March 31. I got a sneak peek of the February and March kits at leadership and ABSOLUTELY love them. Better quality and better value!
BEWARE . . . THIS PAPER PUMPKIN VIDEO WILL TEMPT YOU. It's the unveiling of February's Paper Pumpkin Kit. Wouldn't you love a surprise like this each month? Simple WOW! projects for your creative fix.
WIN THE WELCOME KIT AND BONUS MARKERS! To share my excitement about Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits, I'm giving away the welcome kit (photo at the top of this post--always a new subscriber's first kit) along with the bonus markers (even the clear-mount block is included) to one lucky follower of my Stampin' Pretty blog!
TO PLAY: Simply leave me a comment below with your favorite 2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Color (Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green or Midnight Muse) by Sunday, February 23 at Noon Central Time. I'll choose a random winner (http://www.random.org) and announce the winner on Monday, February 24.
MORE PAPER PUMPKIN GOOD NEWS! Just this week, Stampin' Up! announced that Paper Pumpkin subscribers may order previously released Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as kit refills WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Get the details and learn how to order them HERE!
Holiday time can get pretty crazy. I realized yesterday afternoon that I didn't have a Simple Saturday card to share with you for today. With only 10 minutes to spare, I grabbed one of the pre-printed Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards that will be available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog on Jan. 3. I hope you like the results as much as I do. This card was ready in well under 10 minutes!
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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor* (Wood-Mount 133188, Clear-Mount 133191)
Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (132994), Tangerine Tango (111349), Smoky Slate (131202)
Ink: VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Heat Tool (129053), Hexagon Punch (flagged end, 130919)
The Perfect Touch: Smoky Slate Embossing Powder (129396), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Other: Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes* (133362)
*Available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog starting Jan. 3, 2014.
Today I have a really, really simple Saturday project! You can put these three Valentine's together in 10 minutes or less (probably closer to 5 if you're a pro). I used several new products including the Sweet Sayings Card and Envelopes set from the Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Love Promotion (ends January 27). See ALL Whole Lot of Love stamp sets and images!
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MEET TWO NEW PHOTOPOLYMER (CLEAR) STAMP SETS! I got them both! See ALL Stampin' Up! Photopolymer stamp sets.
Stamp Sets: Love You More (Wood-Mount 131850 or Clear-Mount 131853), Flowerfull Heart (Wood-Mount Only 134617)
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298), Real Red (102482), Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Real Red (126949), Pool Party (126982)
Cool Tools: Paper Snips (103579), Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (125599), Owl Builder Punch (tiny heart on globe, 118074)
The Perfect Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes (134609)