Friday, April 28, 2017

Early Release Eastern Palace Suite

Eastern Palace Suite
Early Customer Release starting May 1st!


With the debut of the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog just a little more than a month away, you have an opportunity for more than a sneak peek of the amazing new additions and possibilities! The Eastern Palace Suite is available for early purchase from May 1st-31st!

This amazing bundle will offer new In Color Stampin' Pads and Thinlits Dies that are truly unique and distinctive, differing from anything Stampin' Up! has created in the past! 

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This Suite has far reaching possibilities and endless creative options! I have a few projects to share, which do not even begin to showcase the potential of this amazing bundle!

The above card examples utilize the new In Colors and a traditional Medallion!

This card would make a great Congrats card for any upcoming Graduate! Just change the colors to coordinate with the School Colors!

Front View

Back View

How fun to duplicate this Window Card in all the new 2017-2019 In Colors and create a terrific Card Set perfect to give as a gift to special someone in your life!

How fun to create a card outside the initial inspiration of the Eastern Palace Medallion! Create a sun in any color you chose and layer it on top of fun graphic background!

Join me on May 7th and find out more or contact me to get your own bundle Today!

Global Design Project #GDP084 Case the Designer Michelle Last

Retiring! Retiring! Retiring!
Penned and Painted

One of my favorite Floral Stamp Sets soon to RETIRE!

While I used a few different Stamp Sets on this card, the Penned and Painted Stamp Set really steals the show!

The background is from a retiring stamp set too.  I would love to combine the same shape with the new Eastern Palace Suite on a new card design. The gorgeous shape is from the So in Love Stamp set.  On the above card, the shape was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in Gold seven times on e 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  

The sentiment was also embossed in gold and came from the Blooms & Wishes, which will part of the New 2017-2018 Catalog! Hip! Hip! Hooray!

A Gold Foil Sheet created the gold layered frames with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. 

A few outlined elements from the Penned and Painted Stamp Set was embossed in gold on Watercolor Paper and watercolored with an Aqua Painter using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Pear Pizzazz then fussy cut. Unfortunately, the true colors of the card were not picked up in the photos.

Adding a little more interest and dimension, Glossy Accents was dropped in the center of the soft and delicate blossoms.

I hope you are inspired to create something new with the fantastic Stamp Sets that are due to retire!

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Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet 
Stamp Sets: So In Love, Penned & Painted, Blooms & Wishes
Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelits
Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz 
Other: Stampin' Trimmer, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Emboss Gold Powder, Clear Blocks, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Glossy Accents

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Penned & Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set So in Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Global Design Project #GDP083 Sparkles/ Bling Theme

Remarkable You

Thank you for stopping in to check out this weeks Global Design Project!

I selected the Remarkable You Stamp Set in which to add a little sparkle and bling! 

While this set will not be retiring, the gorgeous Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper will retire with the 2016-2017 catalog and can be purchased at a discount while supplies last!

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Two floral images were stamped on White Shimmer Cardstock in VersaMark and heat embossed in White provided little wells to watercolor a wash of Blushing Bride ink. 

Next, I cut the panel down with my Stampin' Trimmer, leaving a few of the flowers' petals intact and jetting past the cut lines. I then layered the Shimmer White panel to a larger panel of Basic Black Cardstock.  

A heat embossed image was duplicated on Basic Black Cardstock. To the fussy cut image, I added dimensionals, which popped up the the contrasting bloom while a bit of glimmer and glossy accents generated even more dimensional shimmer!

The layered floral panel was attached to a Thick Very Vanilla top folding cardbase. Using Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper, I cut down two strips, one slightly thicker than the other and attach them to the sides of the floral panel. 

The Basic Black fishtail banner fixed to the lower left side of the card offered a great contrast for the white heat embossed sentiment.

Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies offers a beautiful spray of butterflies and when cut from Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper added an extra array of shimmer to my project.

Sadly, the That's the Tag Stamp Set and the Thinlit Dies in the That's The Tag Bundle will expire with the Occasions Catalog after May 31st.  My grief is deep concerning the loss of another fantastic bundle that is leaving the stage before its time! Take a peek at some of my other blog posts in which I continue to rant and rave about some of my other favorite retiring items...Sad days:(

Lastly, the inside was simply stamped with the same floral image as used on the front of the card, but a second generation stamping was used in Blushing Bride and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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Remarkable You Clear-Mount Stamp Set Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 

Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock Shimmery White 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock White Stampin' Emboss Powder

VersaMark Pad Heat Tool (US and Canada)  Stampin' Dimensionals

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Stampin' Trimmer


Retiring! Retiring! Retiring! Basket of Bunch

Sad But True, Discontinued in Review, But A Few Gems Still Available

Basket of Bunch Bundle

On the retiring list lies another bundle...Rest in Peace Basket Bunch Bundle!

While I can wrap my head around the fact that Easter has passed for 2017, this set has so much more than Easter! Where am I going to go for grass and the amazing basket elements from this set?! This could be a set that does not retire and with it a daffodil that blooms all year round and not just in Spring! GEEZ...In my world, THANKS A BUNCH or YOU MADE MY DAY or MAY ALL YOUR CHOCOLATE BE SOLID never dies! By the way, who does not need a carrot from time to time--me that's who!

With all of that off my chest...On to the project!

I have all males in my house with the exception of myself.  My husband, three adult boys (only two still home), my dog, and my cat--all males. With this as my reality, I really cannot package my Easter goodies in soft, beautiful hues. Do you get me? Hence, my color palette for all the men in my life!  

I have included some Neutrals Designer Series Paper (Retiring!!! Oh come on Stampin' Up!--you are killing me here!) Also included, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White Cardstocks. 

Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pads offers coordinating stamped sentiments and the basket details.

A little black and white bow, which is similar to the Baker's Basic Black Baker's Twine adds a special little something. Let me not forget the watercolored Easter eggs made with an Aqua Painter and a variety of blended colors on Watercolor Paper! Sooo Cute and a feminine touch!   

Favorite candy bars made tasty treats and decorated using the Cheerful Tags Framelits and the Basket Builder Framelits Dies...wait for it...Retiring:( 

What...the Cheerful Tags Framelits too!!! Sad days!

The carrot was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi, die cut, popped up and layered multiple times with Glossy Accents to add even extra dimension.

Like what you see? Hurry to add these products to your own crafting stash before they are going, going, gone!

Select retiring items available at a discount!

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Basket Builder Framelits Dies Basket Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Neutrals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Neutrals Classic Stampin' Pads

Retiring! Retiring! Retiring! Crazy About You

Sad But True, Discontinued in Review, But A Few Gems Still Available!

Crazy About You

Can I just say how incredibly sad I am right now!  There are so many elements in the above card that are staples in my craftroom!  The Star Framelits--Going! The Banner Framelits--Going! The Hello You Thinlits--Going! The Crazy About You Stamp Set--Going! The Handheld Stapler--Gone! Metallics Sequin Assortment--Going! All of the above mentioned items--on the Retiring List!

In my opinion, certain Stampin' Up! products should never be discontinued due to their versatility and essential staple qualities.  Like a circle, a star and banner offer a standard shape, which works for projects surrounding graduations, birthdays, celebrating extra ordinary accomplishments, and a host of other events.  

In addition, with a quality typecast font of the sentiments in Crazy For You, also a craftroom staple, should never be discontinued!  Likewise, the Hello You Thinlits--again STAPLES!  The only reason these items should meet their demise is in the case they are replaced with a similar item. Who does not need a die cut thanks, hello, happy, or you.  Seriously!!!

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I am grieving here!

One ray of sunshine, (Sunburst Thinlits also on the chopping list), on my very cloudy mood is the Brushstrokes Background Stamp is not going!!! HOORAY

On to the card... An Inlay technique (click on link to view) was used, which I learned from the talented Jennifer McGuire, my papercrafting Sensei! 

Instead of her heart, I used a the above featured Star above in Daffodil Delight Cardstock and the thanks sentiment in Basic Black Cardstock.  The background stamp was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

A few layered Banners, stapled together, sits to the right of the card in Vellum, Real Red, and Dapper Denim Cardstock.  

You Rock is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on a couple of scraps of Basic Black Cardstock, which I coated with Glossy Accents and popped up on a point of the star.  A few Black Metallic Sequins provides a finishing touch.

In this card the same background stamp, stamped in Versamark, and sentiment die cut, in Soft Suede Cardstock, is used.  Soft Sky Cardstock serves as the cardbase. 

The layers include the Occasions Catalog Lace Doilies (Gone), a Very Vanilla Lots of Labels cutout, with multiple heat embossed gold bees from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, and a bundle of twisted Gold Thread.

Next, a Vellum Scalloped Circle sits below a Soft Sky Circle Frame and the thanks, which is heat embossed in gold on the bottom edge finishes the focal point. Finally, a few gold Metallics Sequins adds a touch of bling. 

I hope my projects have inspired you to add a few of these destined to be retired items to your own crafting stash so your future projects will continue to bring a new gamut of possibilities to these stupendous staples!

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Crazy about You Clear-Mount Stamp Set Hello You Thinlits Dies Stars Framelits Dies

Banners Framelits Dies Brushstrokes Clear-Mount Background Stamp Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set

Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad VersaMark Pad