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Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Must-Haves!

I love using my Stampin' Up! supplies to make masculine themed cards. I love making masculine cards...period.  And, that's mainly because my man loves receiving them!

With this being the LAST DAY TO PURCHASE FROM THE 2011-2012 STAMPIN' UP! IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG, I wanted to share some items on the retiring list and an item on the Clearance Rack that I think are must-have's for you for masculine themed cards
Really, when you receive your order, you won't be sorry!  Get 'em before they're gone!

Do you have a hard time coming up with ideas for cards for guys?
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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial - Envelopes for Masculine Cards

In my last video tutorial, I promised that I would work on an envelope created with Stampin' Up! Designer Paper that would work for masculine cards. 

This tutorial is easy and quick using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. And, I'll show you some options for mailing and hand delivery.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!

*Special Note--Only 36 hours left to order from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  Be sure to place your order by May 31, 2012!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Envelopes for Masculine Cards

Stampin' Up! Masculine Gift Card Holder for Father's Day

Designing a Father's Day card is easy using a few Stampin' Up! supplies and designer paper.  This gift card holder has a masculine feel with the rich color scheme and simple stamped and punched elements.  

This masculine gift card holder is the size of a standard A2 card. Strategically placed scoring marks create just the right size pocket to hold a special gift card.  The punched sentiment doubles as an easy closure for this Stampin' Up! card.

To help you recreate this in minutes, I've recorded a video tutorial with Stampin' Up! supply listings included.  Make note of the dimesions to save for future reference!  It's so easy, you'll want to make some of these for other special occasions!

*Special Note--Only a few more days to order from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  Be sure to place your order by May 31, 2012!

Stampin' Up! Masculine Gift Card Holder for Father's Day!

Discover how to create masculine cards with any of your paper crafting supplies!  Ideas you can use to create cards for anyone on your list!

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Amazing New Classic Ink Pads from Stampin' Up! - June 1st!

The new firm foam Classic Ink Pads from Stampin' Up! are amazing! As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've had the chance to pre-order a few just to try them out and I love them! 

I've found that a light tapping produces a clear, crisp image. Solid stamps and fine detailed stamps have beautiful stamping results with these pads.  The pads are really "juicy" and do not dip in the center as the old style pads.  As you add to your collection with the new Stampin' Up! In Colors, you'll discover the awesomeness of these ink pads.

Watch this video from Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office as she describes the features and benefits of these new firm foam Classic Ink Pads from Stampin' Up! available on June 1, 2012. 

If you need a new Stampin' Up! catalog, call me at 409-719-2853 or e-mail me with your phone number and the best time to call you!

New Firm Foam Classic Ink Pads from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Winter Post- Project Rewind

stampin up winter post watercoloring

Oh my goodness!  Winter Post set from Stampin' Up! one of my all time favorite stamp sets...ever! And, it is retiring, but not leaving my stamp shelf!

The images are great!

  • Skating Couple- perfect for watercoloring
  • Post Card marking and North Pole postal marking
  • An elegant solid image raindeer
  • Beautiful snowlake
  • DO NOT OPEN 'til Dec.25 stamp
  • AND, a To:, From:  stamp

So versatile and elegant, if you don't have this set, check it out HERE!


Winter Post set from Stampin' Up! Winter Post

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Box #2 for a Friend

As promised, here's a Stampin' Up! video tutorial showing how easy the Box #2 Bigz XL Die is to cut and assemble!  Try making the little paper bow to add to your projects.

Only a few more days to purchase retiring stamp sets!  Used for this project...I {Heart} Hearts (wood, clear)!
Get this and other retiring projects in the Online Store! Now,take a look!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Box for a Friend

Stampin' Up! Box #2 and I {Heart} Hearts

Stampin up box #2 big shot I heart hearts

In just a little over a week, many of our favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets will be gone for good!  I {Heart} Hearts (wood, clear) and this little Box #2 die cut are on the retiring lists so I wanted to share this cute little package that can hold treats or a little gift.  Box #2 Bigz XL Die is only available while supplies last!

Check back tomorrow for a mini Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial on this box!  I want to show you how EASY it is to put together!  Think of this for party favors, wedding favors...

Other supplies used are listed here. 
Just click the underlined links above or below for direct access to the ONLINE STORE!

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink
Sticky Strip

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (Available June 1, 2012 in NEW catalog!)


E-mail me with your contact phone number and the best time to call,
OR call me at 409-719-2853.

See you tomorrow for another one of my Stampin' Up! Video Tutorials!

Stampin' Up! Flower Power

Stampin up flower power punches big shot
Stampin' Up! Flower Power fun was had by all the participants in my recent flower making class!  We used Stampin' Up! punches and the Big Shot to create these pretty blooms.

Flowers made of card stock are popping up everywhere!  I've even seen beautiful DIY bridal bouquets and wedding flowers made from paper. What a great way to add your own special touch to a beautiful occasion. 

And, can't you just picture these made up with holiday colors to decorate a tree or as part of a centerpiece?  Really, the possibilities are endless!

I'll be offering this class again in mid-June.  If you live in the SE Texas/Beaumont area and would like to participate, keep watch for details here on the blog and on my Facebook business page.

Enjoy your day and have fun crafting!  Make something beautiful and share the love!
And, let me know if you'd like a FREE new Stampin' Up! catalog...e-mail me and I'll tell you how you can get one from ink and inspirations!

Stampin' Up! Extreme Elements Meets Beau Chateau

Stampin up extreme elements beau chateau
Here's an "extremely" fun and easy card idea using the retiring Extreme Elements stamp set and Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

This is a 4 x 4 card with a Pink Pirouette base and stamped images in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Ink on a designer paper piece cut from the Scallop Square Duo Die.  Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is highlighted with Word Window, Modern Label, and Designer Label Punches.

A fun touch added here is a string of Basic Rhinestones colored with a brown permanent marker to match the card's color theme.  Great way to add bling in any color to your cards!

Check out any of these Stampin' Up! supplies by clicking on the highlighted links above.  Retiring sets and available retiring accessories are listed HEREE-mail me if you have questions!

Super Big Shot Die-Stampin' Up! Serif Essentials Alphabet

Stampin up serif essentials alphabet Stampin up flower folds prayer poster


Today, I just wanted to share this prayer poster that I made for my church.  I was honored to be asked to create this special sign up poster for an upcoming retreat and my Stampin' Up! supplies were perfect. 

I love this alphabet die cut, Serif Essentials (113464). It is on the retiring accessories list so it won't be available forever.  Although it was a bit of an investment, it has been worth every penny for all the used I am getting from it!

I used the Tasteful Trim die for my border and the Flower Folds die for those big blossoms.  My Flower Power class participants will learn how to make these flowers this week!

Stretch your Stampin' Up! supplies!  See how many different ways you can put these to good use!

New 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalogs

New stampin up catalogs


Look at all these new 2012-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalogs that I am getting ready to go out to my customers!  You are going to love it!

If you love Stampin' Up! products and do not have a demonstrator, I'd love to help you!
E-mail me with your name, address, and phone number so I can call you and we'll talk about how you can receive your Stampin' Up! Catalog from me---FREE!

And, to be sure you stay up to date with all the happenings and latest products with Stampin' Up!, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter with exclusve project ideas and latest news!
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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial for a 3 x 3 Card Box

Stampin up have a seat 3 x 3 box

Today I'm sharing a little 3 x 3 box to hold the little note cards created with the Stampin' Up! Have A Seat stamp set shown HERE.  I've given handmade card sets such as this one for gifts. Always appreciated by the recipient, this gift is functional and made with love. Create a couple of sets to keep on'll be glad you did!    Watch the how-to in the video tutorial and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial, 3 x 3 Card Box

Stampin' Up! With All My Heart- One Last Card Idea and How-To

Stampin' Up!'s With All My Heart (wood,clear) is a sweet set that's perfect for those heartfelt and loving cards made especially for family and dear friends.  The combination of flowers and hearts is just right making it a great set for a Valentine as well.

Here's the "how-to":

  1. Card base is cut from Rose Red card stock at 4 1/4 x 11 and folded in half.
  2. The bottom layer is from the Subtles Patterns Designer Paper stack cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  3. Next layer up is Pretty in Pink card stock stamped with largest flower in Pretty in Pink Classic Ink. It measures 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.
  4. All other images stamped in Rose Red Classic on Naturals White card stock.
  5. Circle images punched with Stampin' Up!'s 1 1/4" Circle Punch with a backing of Rose Red card stock punched with 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
  6. These circle are embellished with clear Bitty Buttons and Basic Pearls.

Stampin Up! With All My Heart (wood,clear) available only until May 31, 2012 and is available in the Online Store.