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Stampin' Up! Fabric Accent Video Tutorial- Graduation Card

Stampin-up-fabric-word-play-mocha-morning-graduation-cardToday, I have another Stampin' Up! fabric technique to use in your paper crafting.  It's about time to start making graduation cards, and I think this one would be perfect.  Fabric used here is from the Timeless Portrait Collection 122337.

The Word Play( wood-120308, clear-120651)sentiment is a bold yet motivating statement.  For a masculine card, just omit the fabric element!

Watch the video below for tips on this fabric technique. Questions? Leave a comment!

Stampin' Up! Fabric Video Tutorial Technique Graduation Card

Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue Medallion Birthday Cards


Enjoying some family visiting from out of town this week but I'l have some Stampin' Up! cards, projects, and ideas to share with you each day.

I had some fun playing with my Vintage Vogue (wood, clear) and Medallion stamps last week. You know how I love to use scraps on my desk to try and pull a card together and these two were the result of a unique combination of elements.  Try using something for inspiration as a starting point.  My inspiration for these came from a card on p.218 of the Idea Book and Catalog.  Of course, these are totally different than that particular card, but it was the idea that inspired me and these birthday cards were the result.


Have you ever used the ideas in the catalog for inspiration?  Lots and lots to inspire you there!  Give it a try!

Time for me to put these Vintage Vogue Medallion birthday cards in the mail!

Saying GoodBye- The List of Retiring Stampin' Up! Sets


It's so hard to say goodbye, but it's that time again!  Stampin' Up! has just released the stamp sets that will be retiring come May 31st.

Hundreds of stamp sets are retiring but the good news is that the new catalog coming June 1 will be loaded with fresh and new sets!!!


Click the image below to see these sets in the Online Store...


Remembering the TITANIC- 100 Years Later

589px-TitanicTitanic at the docks of Southhampton.  Courtesy of Wikipedia.

I am a TITANIC enthusiast.  Not just about the movies, but everything TITANIC.
And, so today, in memory of the souls lost and those who carried the memory, I'd like to share some resources that may interest you ...if you're an enthusiast or love history.

In Branson, MO,(I have visited) and Pigeon Forge, TN are TITANIC Museums...huge!... and full of artifacts and information. It's a glimpse back in time and a tribute to those who were there.


You can also access interesting facts, museum info, and photos via their Twitter feed...


And, on FACEBOOK...


Books I Own:

A Night to Remember, Walter Lord

Last Dinner on the TITANIC, Rich Archbold and Dana McCauley with Foreword by Walter Lord

James Cameron's Titanic

Do any of you have resources you'd like to share regarding TITANIC? 
Share with us here as we remember. 


Stampin' Up! Announcement- Retiring Stamp Sets List Available Tomorrow

Stampin' Up! will release its list of retiring stamp sets tomorrow.  Be sure to check back here at ink and inspirations to see the list!

In the meantime, I have a question for you?

Which Stampin' Up! stamp set would you miss the most if retired?


I couldn't pick just one so I narrowed it down to two.

Elements-of-style-stampin-upElements of Style wood , clear

Lovely-as-a tree-stampin-up
Lovely As A Tree

I have used these two sets countless times in my personal crafting projects!  I'll be so sad if these are on the list and not available to you anymore!

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for the list of the retirees.  You'll want to order your favorites before the end of May before we say goodbye for good!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack New Items Available

I couldn't believe it when I first checked my Stampin' Up! demonstrator site this morning!  Some great additions have been made to the Clearance Rack and I just had to share one of my faves!

Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper---$4.39!



Above is a card I posted previously using the Nautical Expeditions Designer Paper  with digital images...see post HERE.

This is a great collection for masculine cards and summer time projects!  And, it coordinates perfectly with The Open Sea stamp set available on both wood mount-123030 and clear mount-123032! ( This stamp set is not available in any catalog, but is available as a write-in item or through the Online Store.)

Be sure to check out all of the other items available now in the Clearance Rack!  These items are available only while supplies last!  Included are punches, Big Shot dies, Simply Scrappin' kits, ribbons, buttons, designer papers...definitely worth taking a look!

Click Here to see the Stampin Up! Clearance Rack New Items Now!


Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Spring Decorative Banner

Attic boutique stampin up spring banner
Using Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Designer Paper and Side Notes for my spring-time decorative banner was an easy choice! Love the combination of these colors and the Side Notes made for quick and easy accents with the pleated medallions.
If you have not yet ordered these beautiful Attic Boutique goodies, be sure you do so before April 30th...the final date of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog! 
And on that note, here are a few dates for you to jot down:

-Sunday, April 15, 2012
: Retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp Set List Released
-Wednesday, April 25, 2012: Retiring Stampin' Up! Accessories List Released (These are first come, first served! Items on this list may run out the first day!)
-Monday, April 30, 2012: Last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog
-Thursday, May 31, 2012:  Last day to order from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (One month earlier than listed on the catalog!)
Stampin up attic boutique spring banner demonstrator

You can create beautiful banners with your paper crafting supplies for any and every occasion!  For step by step online videos, visit my ONLINE BANNER CLASS page for details.
Shop Now for the Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Collection Available HERE in the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Side Notes with a Masculine Touch

Stampin up attic boutique side notes masculine card idea

These Attic Boutique Side Notes (125413) from Stampin' Up! are very pretty! 
I love discovering ways to use our pretty Stampin' Up! products on Masculine Cards!

  • Notice how the Basic Rhinestone(119246) is brown?  I colored it with a permanent brown marker!
  • The color combo here lends itself to a manly theme...Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Basic Black.
  • Sponging and distressing of the sentiment adds a bit of ruggedness.


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Discover unique ways to use your Stampin' Up! products to create masculine cards in Mainly Manly Cards!

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas