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April 2014

Watercolor Lattice-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #87

We have a pretty sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site!

Here's my contribution:

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This card was actually inspired by this flier we recently received in the mail from a local department store. I just loved the lacy pattern on the dresses and the color combination in the wording.  It reminded me of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper found in the Spring Occasions catalog!

Definitely looks like spring!

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And here is the original sketch

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to this challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Flower Shop

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Window Frames Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pansy and Banner punches, rhinestones, green Sharpie pen, Dimensionals

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Paper Pieced Vivid Vases

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For this card, I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Vivid Vases and the Paper Piecing technique.

Paper Piecing: Vivid Vases image was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Black Stazon ink. Vivid Vases images were stamped again on various pieces of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  The images were then cut out using scissors and layered onto the main image.

Stamp Sets: Vivid Vases

Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Gumball Green

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Blender Pens, Candy Dots

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Perfect Pennants You & Me-Nacho Average Challenge #86

We have a color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush.

Nac86Here's my contribution:

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For this card, I used the versatile stamp set Perfect Pennants found in the Spring Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set has become one of my new favorites.  This is a happy color combination!

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries for this challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants

Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush

Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

 

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Stampin' Up! Retiring Products + Free Shipping!

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It's sad to see them go, I know. In order to make room for all the new products coming in June, hundreds of stamp sets and accessories are retiring! These last-chance items are only available until June 4th or while supplies last, so SHOP ONLINE early for the best selection.

View list of retiring stamp sets in alpabetical order HERE as a pdf file

View list of retiring stamp sets by catalog page numbers HERE as a pdf file

View list of retiring accessories HERE as a pdf file

   

To help lessen the pain of losing some of our favorite stamp sets and accessories, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping April 21-25, 2014!!

-This is a great opportunity to stock up on supplies as FREE shipping doesn't come around very often!
-There are no minimums or limits
-Expedited orders are not included in this promotion

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!
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Happy Easter Gable Box With Free Instructions

Another quick and easy idea for Easter treats!

Use the Angled or Scallop Tag Topper Punches to add a little interest to the ever popular gable box

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Download FREE Gable Box Instructions HERE

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Pistachio Pudding (grass and banner), Smoky Slate (rabbit and banner), Strawberry Slush (rabbit tail), Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Fringe Scissors (for grass), Big Shot,  Lattice Die (for rabbit ears), Bitty Banners Framelit, 1”, 1 ¼” circle punches (for rabbit body and head), Angled Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Shapes punches, Sweet Sorbet Twine, rhinestone, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, sponge

 

 

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Fresh Prints Friend to Friend-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #85

This week, we have a fun sketch challenge over at the Nacho Average challenge site.

Here's my contribution:

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For this card, I used some of the pretty paper found in the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (in the Spring Occasions Mini).  I love the color combination of Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana.

Here's the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Real Red

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: None!

 

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Happy Easter-Tag Topper Nugget Box

Here's a quick and easy idea for an Easter treat!

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This nugget box is made with the Angled Tag Topper punch.  The tag measures 2" x 7 1/2" and is scored at 3/4", 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and 6 3/4"

Stamp Set:Teeny Tiny wishes

Ink: Melon Mambo Basic Gray

Paper: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Angled Tag Topper 1" and  3/4" circle punches (for rabbit's body and head), Boho Blossoms punch (for rabbit's tail), 1/16"  punch, Fringe Scissors, Big Shot, Lattice Die (for rabbit's ears), Bitty Banners Framelit, rhinestone, sponge,

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April 2014 Class in an Instant-Envelope Punch Board Techniques

April 2014 Class in an Instant-Envelope Punch Board Techniques

 

CIAI April 2014

Click HERE to order April Class in an Instant-Envelope Punch Board Techniques

Construction workers and do-it-yourselfers aren’t the only ones that need tools. Stampers and papercrafters love tools, too! The new Envelope Punch Board is a must have tool in your toolbox. It does way more than just create fast and fabulous envelopes! You’ll turn to this tool over and over again once I show you 5 unexpected ways to use the Punch Board. Join me in creating a whole lot of fun in this class featuring the Envelope Punch Board and the classic designs of the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.

Class in an Instant is only $4.95 and will be delivered right to your e mail in box as a pdf file.

With this tutorial, you will learn to make:

  • 2 Cards
  • 1 Gift Card File Folder
  • 1 Treat Box
  • 1 Popper Box

This class includes:

  • Envelope Punch Board Tutorial
  • Bonus Ideas
  • Alternate Project Samples

Featured Products:

  • Teeny Tiny Wishes (#128748 wood, #127802 clear)
  • Envelope Punch Board (#133774)
  • Hardware Clips Essentials (#129964)

Featured Techniques:

  • 5 Envelope Punch Board Techniques (bow, tie, file folder, popper box, treat box)

Option: Purchase the Envelope Punch Board and Modern Medley Designer Series Paper from me between April 10 and May 9, 2014, and I will send you the Envelope Punch Board Techniques Class in an Instant as my gift to you for free.

#133774 Envelope Punch Board, $19.95

#126926 Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, $10.95

Once Envelope Punch Board order has been placed, I will e mail you the Envelope Punch Board Techniques Class in an Instant as a pdf file.

Order online 24/7 or contact me by E Mail

Order will deliver directly to you.  Regular shipping (10% or $6.95 minimum) and taxes will apply. Product will deliver direct to US customers only via UPS or US Mail.

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Click HERE to order April 2014 Class in an Instant-Envelope Punch Board Techniques

I hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks!  Anne

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Sponged Background-Serene Silhouettes Nacho Average Color Challenge #84

Marina Mist, Sahara Sand and Perfect Plum are our colors for this week's Nacho Average Color Challenge.

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Here's my contribution:

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For this card, I first stamped the bird image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Versamark and then heat embossed it using black embossing powder.  I then sponged on the sky background using Marina Mist and Perfect Plum inks and sponge daubers.  Easy technique with a WOW effect!

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly

Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum

Paper: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black embossing powder, sponge daubers

 

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Baby Wipe Lovely as a Tree

A couple of weeks ago, our color challenge over at the Nacho Average challenge site was Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and Blushing Bride.  My first attempt at the color challenge was this card using the Baby Wipe Technique.

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For instructions on how to do the Baby Wipe technique, please visit my posting HERE.

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Thank You Kindly

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Blushing Bride reinkers

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Brights Pattern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Powder Pal, baby wipe

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Quilled Tulips at the Garden Gate-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #83

Week #83, and we have a sketch challege over at the Nacho Average site.

Here's my contribution:

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When I saw our sketch for this week, I immediately thought of fence posts.  So, my brain started churning on how I could incorporate a fence into my card.  Well, one thing led to another (you know how that is, right?), and I ended up getting out my paper quilling supplies to CASE (copy and share everything) a garden gate with quilled tulips card featured in one of the books that I have in my quilling library.  This book is entitled Quilled Flowers A Garden of 35 Paper Projects by Alli Bartkowski.  I learned quilling years ago from my friend and quilling expert extraordinaire, Monica Bergeron.  Quilling is one of those crafts that requires very little supplies and space, but can become so addictive!  I hope Monica is proud of my little tulip garden scene.

So the gate would have some dimension, I created each of the posts and horizontal braces by layering 3 pieces of 1/4" wide Whisper White card stock, using SNAIL Adhesive to adhere them one on top of the other.  Then I trimmed them down as needed and cut the tops to look like pickets.  I mentioned to my husband that the top of the pickets looked a little "wonky" due to my inaccurate cutting.  Bless his heart, he tells me that gates tend to become "wonky" after use and weathering.  We know this from first hand experience of course!

The tulips and leaves are made out of strips of quilling paper formed in the "marquise" shape.  The stems are also pieces of quilling paper that are laid on their edges.  The little leaves are small strips of quilling paper with just the ends curled. I used my new Fringe Scissors to cut the grass.

Here is the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pool Party

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Gumball Green, assorted quilling paper

Accessories: quilling tool, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Bitty Butterfly and Scallop Circle punches, Dimensionals, rhinestones, Fringe Scissors, sponge

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