When I made this Vintage Verses Just Because card, I thought about all the folks who would love to receive a card in the mail...just because. I also thought about the box of cards I've made that are just begging to be sent.
Do you have such a box? Most card makers do. And, if you can tell me that you send every card that you create, I sincerely applaud you! That is super fantastic awesomeness!
Sharing...giving is what we are called to do, isn't it? And, so, I've made it a point to share and send more...and often!
Now, as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I like to keep card samples on hand to display at my classes and workshops and in my stamp club room.
So with the advice from my husband that he has shared since I began this card making journey, I've made TWO Vintage Verses Just Because cards. One to keep, one to share.
Stampin' Up! Vintage Verses is FREE with your qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration!
Share a card today with someone...just because! Leave a comment here when you do! Vintage Verses is FREE with your order of $50 in product from the Stampin' Up! Online Store...shop now!
That's right! The Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit from the Holiday Catalog is carried over until February 14, 2013 while supplies last! And, as long as it is available, so is my Online Class for this fun Mini Album!
Sealed with Love Valentine Gift - ink and inspirations
Create a mini album with photos to share with your loved one.
Create a Valentine Coupon Book as a gift for your sweetheart.
Record your thoughts and sentiments for your special someone on each of the notecards as a special gift.
Create a mini album to record memories and photos from this Valentine's Day.
Share favorite recipes with a friend as Valentine's Day gift.
You'll receive step by step video tutorials and a suggested list
of products to complete your mini book. These products include some
ink, card stock, adhesive, a few punches, Basic Pearls, and the new
Paper Doilies from the Spring Catalog (129399). Use any small Valentine or love sentiment for your stamped images.
Purchase the online class NOW so you'll have your it ready to go when your Stampin' Up! order arrives!
International Customers... This class is
available to you as well! You'll receive tips on how to create this
with any supplies!
Sealed With Love Valentine Gift Mini Book Online Class
Our first Stampin' Up! card swap was yesterday with the group of stampers in my Sunday Stamp Club! The theme this month was Valentines! It was so much fun to trade cards and admire the love and work that was put into each creation! Each member designed a card for the month's theme and created 10 of the same card to swap and share! It's a great way to stock up on cards to keep on hand for giving. Isn't that what it's all about?
The card above is the one I designed for the swap. Here are the details:
*$150 and earn THREE Sale-A-Bration products as well as $25 in Hostess
Rewards and THREE spots on the 50/50 Board! Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, get a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper with your *$150 order!
E-mail for a prompt reply if you have questions on Sale-A-Bration or Stampin' Up! product! I am happy to help!
Valentine Treats are easy and fun with supplies from Stampin' Up!
The rugged-ness of the stamps are great for stamping a card for that man in your life! And, I love the "blank" can be filled in to suit the occasion. So get this for your man, but shhh...but, it will be great for you to use, too!
I didn't use the the awesome card bases in the kit (saved those for hubby!) so I chose Crumb Cake and Basic Gray for my color scheme as well.
The Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers set (wood, clear) make beautiful sympathy cards. This is my go-to set for sending comforting thoughts in difficult times. Included are two beautiful images but I find the heartfelt sentiments are exactly right when it's hard to find words.
Using neutral colors with a Crumb Cake emphasis, I've used the 5/8" Flower Trim and the Tea Lace Paper Doilies as accents on this card. Look closely to notice the subtle difference in color. Here's a video tutorial to show you how to get that look.
Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Tea Lace and Flower Trim Tips
Spend *$150 and earn THREE Sale-A-Bration products as well as $25 in Hostess Rewards and THREE spots on the 50/50 Board! Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, get a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper with your *$150 order!
Stampin' Up! Hostess Rewards
Get together with a few friends or stock up on your paper crafting supplies! With a *$400 order, you will get EIGHT Sale-A-Bration Items, $65 in Hostess Rewards, 1 item of your choice from a current catalog at 50% off, EIGHT Spots on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board, a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper, plus a special Hostess Bundle with some Sale-A-Bration Favorites ---Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating Ribbon and Button Pack!! If placing an order of *$400 or more through my Online Store, use these item numbers to redeem these gifts. Wood Mount Hostess Bundle 133316 Clear Mount Hostess Bundle 133317 Silver Glimmer Paper 133318
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the inspiration for this Stampin' Up! card using this message from Word Play (wood, clear). As special accents, I used selections from Sale-A-Bration, the Stampin' Up! event of the year!
Sale-A-Bration begins tomorrow, January 22, 2013! What is Sale-A-Bration? With each product purchase of $50 (before shipping and tax) earn a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Choose from stamp sets, designer paper, accessories, embellishments, and pure paper crafting fun!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure! Start your wish list now!
For the last three years, I have created calendars in MDS2 for our daughters for Christmas. I am particularly compelled to share this one of our oldest, Kristen, who will be running in her first full marathon tomorrow.
Hers is a story of determination, devotion, faith, and triumph. We are extremely proud and are looking forward to cheering her on toward her goal!
MDS2 provides a easy way for me to preserve and share memories such as this one for today and for future generations.
I used the Live the Day Designer Kit for this calendar. If you wish to see the other pages in the calendar, I've included those in the short video below.
The calendar is much more vibrant in real life, but isn't it awesome that it can also become a video? I hope you enjoyed it.
I"ve used some scrap card stock to create a few versions. Take a look...
Also available through Monday, January 21, 2013 is the My Little Valentine promotion! Get the
Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value when you purchase
the brand-new My Little Valentine Set.
Sealed With Love Simply Sent FREE when you purchase the My Little Valentine set pictured below for $9.95!
Stampin' Up! My Little Valentine- Clear Mount Only
This four-piece set was created
exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after
The promotion will run for a few more days...through January 21, 2013.
Have you seen the lovely, newArtisan Embellishments Kit in the Spring Catalog? The elements are beyond beautiful! It's little details, such as in this kit, that can really make your creations look amazing.
I love starting with one or two of the pieces from the kit and use that as a starting off point for inspiration. In the card above, I chose a bit of the pink lace trim and the beautiful ivory resin blossom.
Are you eager to learn more about the details of rubber stamping and paper crafting?
Join me in the Inkspiration Classroom for NEW, exclusive classes each month! The date to order for this month have been extended to January 25, 2013.
And,this month's projects feature the Artisan Embellishments Kit and the Hearts A Flutter Bundle as seen in the card above!
You'll discover how easily you can add those special details through versatile projects that you could re-create over
and over again!
Join me on this creative journey... The cost?... A commitment from you to purchase a minimum of $35 in product (before shipping and tax) from my Stampin' Up! Online Store each month for a minimum of 6 months. After that first six months, you can remain a classroom member for as long as you'd like!
My poor Stippled Blossoms (wood, clear)stamp set has barely seen the light of day! What was I waiting for??? It was love at first stamp! This set features the Stampin' Up! Two Step Stampin' technique. I stamped the blossom in Primrose Petals. Then, there is a coordinating stamp, a highlights/outline/ shadow image of the same blossom, that is stamped over top of the first blossom in Raspberry Rippleto get this beautiful, dimensional looking image.
Stampin' Up! Two Step Stampin' Stippled Blossoms
The base of this card is cut at 4 x 8 to have a 4 x 4 finished card. Love that you can have elements that extend past the card base and it still fit in one of our Medium Envelopeswith this size card!