Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Card Club and Scrapbooking Club for May

Here are the cards and scrapbook pages we did in clubs this month: "

How to Make Decorative Corners with Regular Punches

Making Decorative Corners with Regular Stampin’ Up Punches and Border Punches.

These are some tricks that will help you to create decorative corners for your cards and scrapbooking.

My punch drawer is lacking in the “decorative corner punch” area… so I decided to improvise.

Take the corner of your cardstock and place it in the scallop edge border punch at a 45 degree angle. Punch it.

Ta da!

The dotted scallop edge border punch:

The Decorative label punch:

And the 1 ¾ scalloped circle punch:

Go nuts and see what else you can come up with!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


All of us have probably used the crimper at one time or another to alter an element for a card, like texturizing cardstock to use as a layer ing piece.

But what about other "Out of the box ideas"?

Use the crimper on the four sides of the card stock to create a frame for the stamped images.

Crimp part of the Bigz Top Note die cut as one of the layers

Use the crimper to make realistic looking leaves - fold the cardstock in 1/2 along the vein of the leaf and then crimp at an angle.  When you open the leaf back up there will symetric crimps that meet in the middle.

Make faux suede by using it several times in all directions to peel the cardstock apart.

Crimp the new die-cut leaves (#2) before sponging them.  Crimping gives the leaves a 3-D look.

Use them on long rectangle strips to make french fries - add to a french fry box.

Use for crimping the ends of containers such as the sour cream and pixie sticks holders as it helps to seal the ends.

What other ideas can you come up with?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May Club Cards

Here are the wonderful challenge cards for May.... this months theme was child birthday....

Friday, May 27, 2011


On Wednesday, June 1, there is a retired product list being released by Stampin Up for items that are currently available from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

I will publish this list on my blog next Wednesday, as soon as I get it.

The stamps listed will be available through JUNE 30

Tools, embellishments, kits and papers are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. So if you see an item you really want, order it right away either from me or on my online shopping link on my blog.

Girls in my clubs will receive the new catalog on regular club night for FREE. Otherwise, request one for the suggested price of $11.95 and I will include a $5.00 coupon good towards your first purchase of $35.00 or more (pre tax and shipping).

Inky Hugs til next time....


Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Today I wanted to share with you the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch from page 6 of the summer mini. Item #122464 $31.95

These new punches are AWESOME! There is a little button on the front of the punch which allows you to punch three different ways!!

Here is a sample of the punch outs:

There are sooooooo many ways to use these versatile punches...here are just a couple...

If you wish to order this punch, contact me or click the shop now link on my blog.

Inky hugs til next time....


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Using Paper Scraps

We all have them, folders or bins of paper scraps.  If your anything like me, you keep even the tiniest scraps.

Well today's card will help you lighten up that scrap pile!!

Cards that are easy and fun and the best part is you are using up a rainbow of colors!!

I LOVE the fact that these can be used for either a boy or a girl!

Give it a whirl and see what you can come up with.

 Be sure to email me your cards so I can see them all!

Inky hugs til next time!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month- 30% off select items!!

Stampin' Up! has something for everyone during May, which is National Scrapbooking Month!
Everyone can save 30% on selected stamp sets that are perfect for scrapbooking and card making.  These sets are:

 - Animal Stories, page 94, available in Wood-Mount only #116716 reg $19.95  sale price of $13.97

  - Grunge Rock, page 87, available in Clear-Mount #120555 reg price $19.95 at sale price of $13.97 or in Wood-Mount #117080 reg price $25.95 at sale price of $18.17

 - Party Hearty, page 54, available in Wood-Mount only #111532 reg $32.95 sale price of $23.07

 - Printed Petals, page 106, available in Clear-Mount #120444 reg $17.95 sale price of $12.57or in Wood-Mount #116679 reg price $24.95at sale price of $17.47

 - Simple Friendship, pg108, available in Wood-Mount only #113397 reg $31.95 sale price of $22.37

 - Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower, page 162, available in Clear-Mount #120648 reg $29.95 at sale price of $20.97or in Wood-Mount #120272reg $38.95 at sale price of $36.37

 - Word Play, page 147, available in Clear-Mount #120651 reg $35.95 at sale price of $25.17or in Wood-Mount #120308reg price $51.95 at sale price of $36.37

To purchase any of these sets at these great sale prices, you can contact me or you can place an order online.  Orders placed through me must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in order to get the sale prices.

We've also got some great bundles of digital downloads at 30% off the individual download prices for those who use My Digital Studio or other digital scrapping programs.  These digital bundles are:

 - Sunset Serenade Collage Bundle Digital Downloads (includes Sunset Serenade Kit of overlays and Designer Paper patterns, Sunset Serenade Stamp Brush Set of 14 images, Jewelry Tag Punch image, Hip & Handsome Overlays Stamp Brush Set of 13 images, and Nursery Alphabet Letter Stamp Brush Set of 28 images), #126019, sale price of $26.71

 - First Edition Vintage Bundle Digital Downloads (includes First Edition Designer Series Paper of 6 images, First Edition Stamp Brush Set of 3 images, First Edition Alphabet Stamp Brush Set of 28 images, Antique Brad Pack of 5 images, Paper Daisies Kit of 4 images, Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack of 12 images, and Basic Pearls and Rhinestones of 6 images), #126020, sale price of $25.41

 - Tickets & Tokens II Bold Graphic Bundle Digital Downloads (includes Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit of 32 embellishment images and 4 paper patterns images, Just Perfect Alphabet Stamp Brush Set of 26 images, Spiral Border Punch image, Ticket Corner Punch image, Textured Card Stock of 26 images, Textured Card Stock Add-On Pack of 13 images, and Word Play Stamp Brush Set of 24 images), #126021, sale price of $31.05

Digital Download Bundles can ONLY be purchased online- just click the shop now button on my blog.