Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Wreath

I've got a fun Halloween wreath to share with everyone tonight! It was made using the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) in the Holiday mini! The DSP used is from the Frightful Sight Product Suite (#122351).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Stamps- A Top 10 Tool For 2011

I am excited to announce that Creating Keepsakes magazine has named Stampin' Up!'s wood- and clear-mount rubber stamps as one of its Top 10 Tools for 2011!

While Stampin' Up! has long been recognized in the stamping and crafting industry for producing high-quality rubber stamps and exclusive images in a variety of artistic styles, being recognized by Creating Keepsakes is just another validation that when you choose Stampin' Up! products, you are choosing the best!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hot Air Ballon Card

Just thought I would share a simple card that I made today using the Create a Cupcake stamp set (W 121915, C 121982) & matching Cupcake builder punch (121807). As always. the last round of my technique club means the girls & I partake in a fun card SWAP. Notice the clouds are the "top" of the cupcake. The cupcake liner or "bottom" was used to create the adorable basket.

Colors used:

Bashful Blue (105120)

Whisper White (100730)

Melon Mambo (115320)

Tempting Turquoise (102067)

Old Olive (100702)

The hot air ballon pieces were attached using natural Hemp Twine (100982). My Big Shot came in handy for the embossed dotted background (Textured Impressions-Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335). I handcut each blade of "grass" using my paper snips (103579). I love the look of the Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon (124327).

BTW~Stampin' Up!'s paper snips are by far the BEST crafting scissors I have ever owned. They stay super duper sharp & always cut with a clean edge (including ribbon-so you won't struggle with any frayed edges!!).

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Top 10 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog Favorites

Holiday Mini (Flash Version)
Holiday Mini

Stampin' Supplies

With the launch of every new Stampin' Up! catalog, I challenge myself to narrow the field of amazing new products to 10 "must have" favorites. I look for beauty, versatility and just plain, old FUN! The following is my list of favorites from the Holiday Mini Catalog to inspire and help you develop your own wish list. Click here for a handy wish list order form.

1. Simply Scored Scoring Tool (p. 6-7, 122334). This "groovy" new tool offers score tracks every 1/8", marker guides to help you "keep your place" and a quality stylus with comfortable grip. Create boxes and envelopes in a flash.

2. Hand-Penned Holidays (p. 15, W124310, C124312). A stunning font that brings classic elegance to any paper project. Glorious when embossed.

3. Gently Falling (p.16-17, W123802, C123804). Jump in the leaves! Gently Falling is the perfect stamp set for Fall. Part of the Spice Cake coordinating product suite.

4. Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die (p. 24, 124098). Oh the places this stocking will go! Card stock, Glimmer Paper (now available in Silver, 124005) fabric, felt, cork sheets (think fun coasters), even thin metal can all be transformed in seconds. Click here the Big Shot Materials List.

5. Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (p. 28, 124002). Classy, plaid and wood grain patterns. This handsome (downright preppy) paper will go to work for you during the holidays and year round. Coordinates with Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Whisper White.

6. 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (p. 30, Cherry Cobbler 124105, Early Espresso 124104). Glorious sheen and "ooh la la" texture. This ribbon takes paper art straight to WOW!

7. Stitched Stockings (p. 34, W123782, C123784). If it has a coordinating punch (NEW Stocking Builder Punch, 123095), it heads straight to my "must-have" list. These cuties are adorable for the holidays . . . but keep an open mind. What about cropped for baby booties, argyle socks for Father's Day . . . . now you're talking.

8. Lighthearted (p. 35, W120274, C121157). I love the mix of fonts and tiny image. This sentiment set is the essence of a clean and simple card.

9. Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (p. 36, 124587). Who can resist this die after seeing the jawdropping advent calendar in the catalog? Coordinates with the new 1" Square Punch (124094) and 25 & Counting Stamp Set (W123792, C123794). However, don't stop there. What about unveiling a birthday cake, sweet sentiment, heart or jack-o-lantern?

10. À la carte stamps (p. 43) . . . you can't go wrong with any of them. These single stamps deliver budget-friendly fun.

What do you think? Am I missing one of your favorites? Please leave me a comment below!

Brand New: Simply Scored

Stampin' UP! now has it's VERY own scoring tool called Simply Score...and let me tell you, you're going to LOVE IT!!! Scoring marks every 1/8" and MARKERS that can be moved around so that if you're making multiples, you don't have to keep counting lines. OH. MY. GOSH. Fabulous does not even BEGIN to describe it!