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Pretty Paisley Petals paper….


Isn't this paper absolutely gorgeous? I think it is my all time favorite. Every sheet in the pack is beautiful. Stampin Up is giving us an exclusive sneak peek this month by letting us purchase this paper and the Four Frames stamp set which are not available until July when our new main catalog comes out. I got the inspiration for this card from one of my downline (Brenda Turner). She made a similar card for our meeting last month. This is just one of the cards we are making at this month's stamp camp.



For the flower I used 2 of the large scallop punches and 1 small one. I spritzed them with water and crumpled them up and then unfolded them to give them a distressed look. Then I put an antique brad in the middle and spritzed them with the white smooch mixed with alcohol spray I made myself.


Featured Demo of the Month (part 2)





Here are some more of the awesome projects that Rachelle created. This first one is a framed art piece using a frame you can pick up almost anywhere. I love how she cut out the opening and put the words kind of set back. Isn't it gorgeous?






This is a really sweet card she made for Valentine's Day. She used the Tiny Tags set and the jewelry punch to create the "LOVE" hanging there.







This one is made with the Greenhouse Gala designer papers that are featured in our big catalog. I love this ribbon technique. It is a favorite of mine.







I think this is my favorite project of all…..another framed art with the Fun Flowers die and more of the Greenhouse Gala papers.  She also stamped the   background using Elements of Style and then colored in the flowers. It is so vintage looking. I just love it.







Here is a close up of the flower part inside the frame.  This Flower die is so popular, it has already sold out and we are waiting for another shipment to come in. Stampin Up can't keep them in stock because they are selling so fast.




Here is another Valentine's card but it really could also be for an anniversary or wedding. It is so simple but also elegant. The background is the En Francais set.







Here is a composition notebook that Rachelle covered in the Elegant Soiree designer papers found on pg 175 in the big  Stampin Up idea book. Then she decorated it with the paper daisies and build a brad. THese would make great gifts for teachers or friends.




Here is a close up of the flowers and the brad and the punched edging. Very nice details that add so much.


Another Just Believe Card



I got the idea for this card at the Stampin Up convention. THe small part of it was on a make and take we did. It was a 3×3 notecard so I decided to incorporate that into a regular size card. I made a template from the Big shot circle die and then sponged inside of it to create the yellow and green background and then stamped over that in chocolate chip. I did stamp the flowers off once to make them lighter than the words. Then I stamped the bigger image onto bashful blue cardstock and wrapped with celery taffeta.


Just Believe cards


This is a card I made for my downline swap last week. I LOVE this stamp set called Just Believe. It was the first one I wrote down on my wish list when I looked through the new catalog. It is just gorgeous. I used Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist for this card and added a little bling with  the new pearls and smooch spray.





Here is a close up of the pearls and the smooch spray. It is hard to see unless you have it in front of you.  I love these pearls. You get a TON of them for $5! What a bargain!





This is the card that inspired me in the first place. At convention, they gave us supplies to do several make and takes but I didn't like a couple of them so my friend Melissa and I decided to change this card from the original design to this one. Then I came home and changed it again to colors that are more my style. I am not an orangey (is that a word?) kind of person. Give me pink and blue and maybe brown and green too.


August Stamp Camp–Just Believe….


For this month's stamp camp, I am doing a gift box (shown on the right side) with a set of cards to go inside. All of the projects use the Just Believe Stamp set found on pg. 109 in the big Stampin Up idea book and catalog.  Cost of the class is $20 and includes all of your supplies, refreshments and door prizes. If you can't make it to class, I can cut a set of supplies for you to do it at home. I will try to do a tutorial for this class if I have time. It would be easy to change these cards to any colors you like also. I wanted to do shades of blue and neutral tones. The card that is laying down was actually a swap card I got from my good friend Susan Adams. I liked it so much that I decided to use it in my class. The rest were designed by me. These cards are great for duplicating too. You can make several sets in no time.

Click on my calendar at the top of the screen to see class dates and times!



This is what the top of the box looks like and one of the cards actually matches the box idea. I used the Friendly  Words wheel for the background and the colors are baja breeze and soft suede.


Fast and Fabulous flowers



This card was made by my good friend Michelle Burkett. SHe used the Fast and Fabulous hostess stamp set. It is so pretty and I love the marina mist color with it.


Elements of Style Butterfly


This is a card I did in all of my July classes.  I saw a similar card on the front of the Stampin' Up summer mini catalog and I just changed it up a little bit. I love pink and brown so I changed it to my favorite colors. I punched out the butterflies using the Big Shot butterfly die and then I stamped the Elements of Style on it and colored it with pretty in pink and celery markers. I tried to make it vintage looking so I distressed and sponged the edges.




Here is a close up of the ribbon. I just kind of accordion folded it but I didn't really try to make it uniform.


Cute little tin gift idea

I was organizing my stamp room a couple weeks ago and found a couple boxes full of these cute little tins that I bought several years back….amazing what you find when you start cleaning, huh? Anyway, my open house was coming up last week so I decided to use them as one of the make and take projects. I gave everyone a Peppermint Patty for inside and then on the top, we punched out some flowers with the flower punch and then stamped on the white ones with the Elements of Style set from the Stampin' Up summer mini. Then we colored it in with markers ( celery and pretty in pink) and sponged it a little to give it that aged look. This is a super quick and easy idea and I am sure these tins are at any arts and craft store in the wedding section probably.

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Featured demo of the month (part 2)


Here is part 2 of my Featured Demonstrator of the Month post. This month I am spotlighting Debbie Keane, a wonderful demonstrator in my downline. Here is another fabulous project she made. This one is the Fancy Favor bag made using the big shot die. It is decorated with the Artistic Etchings stamp set on pg 125 in the Stampin Up catalog. I love this stamp set!




This one is a 6×6 recipe page. I love this because I have a whole 6×6 scrapbook to put these recipes in. They make great gifts, especially at Christmas!




I think this is my favorite thing that she made because it was so creative! She used the eyelet border punch and then hung mini cards from it and it says " Lisa's Cards" on the top. This is Totally Tess instead of me…..that waist is definitely too small to be mine! LOL! It kind of reminds me of Barbie's figure.







Here is a cute tropical card made with the Tropical Party stamp set in the summer mini catalog.





This is a really cute box with little mini note cards and envelopes inside. This would also be a great gift idea.






Here is a view of the inside of the box.  Debbie used the same Tropical Party stamp set for this project too.


Hostess sets rock!

The hostess sets this year in the NEW Stampin' Up catalog ROCK! They are so fabulous I want them all! Too bad you can't buy them though. You can get them free however! Just book a Stampin Up workshop with me and they can be yours for freeeeee!  Don't have time to do a workshop? Just take the catalog to work, show all your friends, take orders from them and you can do your own book party and still be the hostess! Just give me a call or email to set it up.

I made this card using the Fast and Fabulous level 2 hostess set and the words are from the level 1 Because I Care set (the hydrangea one). The colors are Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and the ribbon is actually celery but it matches the pear perfectly.  Oh, and that gorgeous background is the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

I know you will want these hostess sets as much as I do so give me a ring today and we can schedule your Stampin Up party!

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