Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stampin' Up! Valentine

Happy Valentines Day!
I wanted to share the Valentine I made for my sweetie!
It was so much fun! 
 This is a four heart fold card- I got the directions from Debbie Henderson who so generously shared her version and then this is what I came up with. I am so proud of myself that I was able to keep it from him without showing it to him before Valentines Day!
 I used SU First Edition& Candlelight DSP with Basic Black, Silver Glitter paper, Real REd
Check out the small soda pop tops in the middle of the floating heart. I smashed those and ran them thru the Big Shot. Also used the All a Flutter stamp set and Framelits, with the Heart framelits.
Have I mentioned how much I love the ticket punch now? Also, I used the stamp set Be My Valentine that came in the Valentine kits for the smaller sentiments.

Here are the directions for this cool card!
It's not just for Valentines- check back  for other cool samples I made using the 
By The Tide set and The Oh Whale set.
To create this card, all you need are 4 card stock panels measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered a piece of DSP to each panel with a different pattern on each measuring 5 3/8 x4". I then scored each panel in the center at 2 1/8" on the 4 1/4" side. Before I folded on each score, I used my "Hearts Collection Framelits" to cut a heart in the center of each panel. In order to make sure all the hearts line up exactly on each panel, I measured an equal distance from the bottom of each panel and marked it with my pencil. I marked mine at 1 ¼ from the bottom on the score line and made sure that the points of the bottom of the heart line up on that point at the bottom and the center point of the heart line up on the score line up top. I made a template and then used that on the remaining 3 panels to mark my point so they would all line up. Tip: Use sticky strip to adhere your panels together.
Once all of your hearts are cut out, fold all 4 panels in half with your "Bone Folder". Adhere the half panels to each other until you get to the last one. Before you adhere the last 2 panels together, insert a piece of ribbon or baker's twine so that it will hang in the center of your card and glue in place. Finally, adhere your last 2 panels together.

If you want to create a floating heart in the center glued to the baker's twine like I did on mine, cut 4 hearts, fold in half and adhere the halves together like you did the card panels.
Embellish as you like. Enjoy. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oval Dress Form Card

Did you love playing paper dolls when you were little? I did and this new set has brought that love back to paper crafting. There are so many options and fun different ways to decorate your dresses and not to mention card folds you can use with this bundle. Here is a card we made at our last Big Shot class.

Using your Oval FramelitsTip: Number your framelits smallest to largest with a Sharpie Marker. Take the CS that the framelits come adhered to and write down all the measurements on that piece of CS take all Framelits and put them on a jump ring for easy hanging. Plus you will always have your measurements for quick paper cutting for framelits. Cuts down on CS waste!
Directions For Oval Framelits Card:
·         Take Oval #7 ( largest one with scallops) Use Coral CS 5 ½  x 8 ½  fold in half
·         Line up the framelit on the top of Tab 2 and your acrylic/platform and leave a few scallops exposed on the FOLDED side to cut a folded oval card. Paper pierce the top of scalloped oval.
·         Take Oval # 6 ( Cut Artichoke DSP and Tea for Two DSP both at the same time then cut them in half and use one of each end to make your second layer of oval. Put trim ribbon over the middle. Use snail no Dimensionals.
·         Take Oval Framelit # 4 Cut Sand CS for next layer oval .Use Dimensionals on this oval
·         Then you work on your dress. Stamp the Dress image from the All Dressed Up stamp set in coral onto vanilla CS and cut it out with the coordinating framelit and adhere to the top of the sand oval. I used a rosette from the flower trim and colored it with my aqua painter with coral ink added a little belt with 1/8 inch taffeta vanilla ribbon and a few pearls for the necklace. I also used the sentiment from the stamp set Vintage Verses which you can earn for FREE with any $50.00 purchase from the sale-a-bration flyer.

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Price: $34.95
All Dressed Up Stamp Set and Dress Up Framelits Dies--buy as a bundle and save 15%.

·         Stamp Dress image in calypso coral ink on the vanilla CS and cut out with the coordinating dress framelit. Then run thru the polka dot efolder. Use the Espresso CS to cut out the Dress Form base.
·         Adhere the dress to the espresso dress form base using snail on the middle of the dress form and a tad on the shoulders. Do not put the adhesive on the stamped dress. Then use Dimensionals to put the dress form on the sand oval

Monday, February 4, 2013

More Funky Fold Samples

I am addicted to this new Twisted card! I have been playing with some of my new products from the Spring Catalog here along with the FREE gifts I received from the Sale-a-bration flyer here.

The Whale card was created with the Oh Whale stamp set and Happy Whale Clearlit with the NEW Designer Series Paper Sunshine and Sprinkles.

The second card I used all my FREE sale-a-bration products!Pattern Occasions stamp set along with the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street  Designer Series Paper & the buttons and ribbon pack.
It is so much fun creating with FREE products you can get really creative.

The inside of this card is perfect for a gift card holder. I am going to put a movie gift card in one and a Starbucks gift card in the other. Love the Tickets you can make with the NEW That's the Ticket stamp set and the ticket punch. I thought that was a cute touch for the movie ticket gift card.

Have you placed your order and received all your FREE sale-a-bration goodies?
You can shop now online here
Join us on Friday for 2 sessions of our Funky Fold Card Class and you can learn how to make the Twisted card too!
Friday February 8th- 10am or 6:30 pm class
Fee is $20.00 due by the 6th to reserve your seat.

Funky Folds Class

Don't you love experimenting with unique ways to explore your creativity?
Then you will LOVE this ensemble I have put together for our upcoming class which includes 
some funky folds using the latest trends in Stampin' Up! product while utilizing those cherished items we have in our repertoire! 
I have to admit I am over the moon about the Valentine Four Heart Fold Card which is going to be my Valentines card for my DH. I have actually been able to keep from showing it to him which is a miracle because I am so proud of it! Thanks to Debbie Henderson who so generously shared her version for inspiration.
I know this class is going to fill up super fast, so I will be offering a morning and evening session Friday February 8th-10am & 6:30pm. Class Fee is $20.00 due in advance by Feb 6th.
Please email me asap to reserve your seat. 
Can't make it to class? NO PROBLEM- you can purchase the kit with step by step directions with photos and make it at your convenience.
Here is a sneak peak of the Funky folds we will be making.
This is the Valentine themed ensemble. 
The Twisted Card, The Four Heart Fold Card, & The Oval Flip Card.
These are the cards your friends and family look at you and go "you made this for me"?
We will be using all occasion themes not just Valentines at the class.
 Check back this week for more samples of these folds in different themes.
 Tomorrow I will feature the "Oh Whale "stamp set with the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Best of 25 Years of Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!!!  So they're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release - one set per month - during 2013.  Even better, along with some great classic images, each "BEST OF" set will also include a never-before-seen image!!!
Here's the second one - FEBRUARY SET - BEST OF LOVE #132987 (clear mount only) $14.95:

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You can view the flyer in full size HERE
Check back here every month to see the new "Best of" stamp sets.  All "Best of" stamp sets will be $14.95 and include 3-5 clear mount images.  All of the "Best of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

Get a FREE $14.95 set of your choice when you purchase six "Best of " stamp sets this year.  You will receive a sticker with each set purchased. Collect six stickers and redeem your collector's card for a FREE set. Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
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Download and print your Collector's Card HERE.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Twisted About Valentines Day

Do you love learning new and exciting ways to use your Stampin' Up! products? 
Do you love earning FREE products? I know I do! 
I have a nice investment in my collection of fun toys and I always enjoy learning new ways to use them.
That is one of the things I love about my job is sharing what I  love with others and being able to show them multiple ways to use their favorite products.
So spread the news - Bring a NEW friend and receive 1/2 off your class fee!
On February 8th- Friday evening at 6:30 we will learn some new techniques and Funky Fold cards!
Here is a sneak peak of just a couple folds we will be learning!
 I tell ya I have been in love with this fold technique for a while but it definitely takes the right creative coach to learn how to make this card! I finally found Kelly Acheson's tutorial and her's did it for me!
The creative process on this card was so fun and 3 hours (LOL) of just glamming it up! 
I LOVE Valentines Day it is my absolute favorite Holiday to make cards. 
I am lucky to have loved ones to send all these fun creations too!!
Don't you love the little trinket key? Guess what those are on sale on the clearance rack!!
Click here to check it out! If you would like to order some items shoot me an email.
Also remember it is Sale-a-bration time! For every $50 you spend you get to choose a FREE item from the SAB catalog here
 Here is the inside of the card which you just have a blast embellishing and it can  hold a gift card too!
 Loving this Oh Whale set! It is very versatile and definitely good for all Occasions!
You can check out my Valentines version of this card on my 
Whitney's Stampin & Scrappin Studo's face book page here! don't forget to Hit the LIKE my page button so you can follow along.
This card is perfect for my cousin who just had heart surgery. He is a Captain and Fisherman I think he will get a kick out of this "Get Whale Soon!" Card. Just gotta get it in the mail soon!
What's NEXT?  Stamp a Stack this Sunday the 3rd! Still have a couple of seats left!! Join us!
 Wait until you see the NEW Pop Out Dress Form Card I am working on for you! Check back to see it!
I would love to hear your comments and what you think of my first twisted card! So leave a comment.
Happy Crafting!