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Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Banner Blast_Banner Punch_Sale-a-Baration

 Today's Video "What's Up With Stampin' Up!" show cases so many fun new products.  First the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324.  I used this punch on both ends of my piece of Whisper White Cardstock that is cut 2" x 5".

I used the fun Banner Blast Stamp Set that is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration Sale.  You can get this set in either Wood #133551 or Clear #133554.

And it matches the adorable little Banner Punch #133519, which is also FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  It will be available in our new Catalog in June, but why would you want to pay for it when you can receive FREE?

I used the beautiful Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder #133520 that is also an exclusive Sale-a-Bration Item.  And of course FREE.  I so love that word.

The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #124262 is a set of three little punches and the flower matches the small flower that is part of the Banner Blast Stamp Set.  Isn't it so cute?

I used White Baker's Twine #124262 and the beautiful 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Raspberry Ripple #126845 this ribbon comes on spool with 10 yards.  And it comes in all 5 colors from our In Color Collection from 2012-2014.


Video on How to Do Dazzling Lights

Dazzling Lights Technique_Sale-a-Bration

Today's video is a WOW Moment showing you how to do Dazzling Lights Technique.  A shout out to Norma Johnson who shared this with our group. 

With the Dazzling Lights Technique you need to use window sheets #114323 they come in a packs of 2 sheets that our 12" x 12"

You need three inks I used Pool Party #126982, Marina Mist #126962 and Island Indigo #126986.  You simply start with the lightest color and apply directly to the window sheet.  Then add small amount of the other two colors.

You then cover thhe entire sheet with Crystal Effects #101055 and lightly blend the colors.  I used my finger.  Do not do it too much, or the colors will get muddy.

If you wish you can lightly sprinkle with glitter.  

Take a piece of aluminum foil, and crinkle it up and then uncrinkle it and place over the prepared window sheet.  You Can use a brayer #102395 to make surface even.

Let it dry (I put weight on it - such as a heavy book).  I used Petite Petal Punch #133322 to punch out.  If using a punch you need to make sure aluminum foil is stuck well.

You can also use Big Shot Dies or stamp with StazOn #101406 and cut out with scissors.  With each new color scheme you use you will get a totally different look.

Supplies Used on This Card

Sale-a-Bration Items that you get free with a $50 Order From now until March 31, 2014

Petal Parade Stamp Set Wood #133599 or Clear #133602

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520

Other Supplies

Petite Petals Punch #133322

Starburst Framelits Die #132967 (part of a bundle)

Lots of Thanks sTamp Set Wood #129687  Clear #129690

Give this technique a try and send me a sample of what you come up with.



Sale-a-Bration Celebration Continues

Sale-a-Bration_Petal Parade_Sweet Sorbet

I wanted to share this fun card we did this past weekend at my Mystery Hostess Event.  I always love this event, as my customers come together for an amazing day of stamping and fellowship.  And we do a drawing for all the hostess benefits.

Ohio weather can be trying, with below zero temperatures and snow, but that doesn't stop die-heart stampers to come out and warm a room up.  I am so blessed to not have just customers, but dear friends all because of stamping. 

This card uses the Envelope Punch Board and the Stampin' Trimmer.  Hope to do a video on this card in the coming weeks so make sure you stay tuned.

I also used three Sale-a-Bration items on this card.  The Petal Parade Stamp Set, the beautiful Designer Paper Sweet Sorbet, that matches the stamp set, and another matching item the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  All three of these items you can get free with each $50 purchase.


#133774 Envelope Punch Board

#126889 Stampin' Trimmer

#133599 Petal Parade Stamp Set Wood FREE

#133602 Petal Parade Stamp Set Clear FREE

#133521 Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper FREE

#133522 Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit FREE


Join my Stamping Family by January 31, 2014 and I will give you an additional $50 in Stampin' Up! Product.  That is $200 worth of product for $99 and FREE Registration to Stampin' Up! National Convention in July 2014.


It's Sale-a-Bration Time

Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper_Creative Fold

I am so excited that our Biggest Sale of the Year is starting today, Sale-a-Bration.  Every $50 you spent before shipping and tax entitles you to a FREE Sale-a-Bration item from now until March 31, 2014.  And if you purchase that $50 in my Online Store you get two loyalty points.

I have been wanting to share today's Creative Fold Video with you for weeks.  It uses the beautiful Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper that you can get free with a $50 purchase.  It has soft colors with a pop of black.  You get 12 sheets; 2 each of 5 double-sided designs that are 12" x 12".

I want to thank my dear customer Peg Galligher for sharing this Fancy Folds-Folded Closure Card.  The card uses one sheet of the designer paper 12" x 12" and you fold in to a triangle.

You need to line the fold side up at the top of your Stampin' Trimmer and score vertically at 3" and 5 3/4" from each side.  Score horizontally at the 4 1/4".

Cut away the small triangle formed by the horizontal and 5 3/4" scored lines.  On the left point, open the layered paper slightly and gently push the point up and in, folding on the 3" score line and open the top portion creating a diamond shape with that section.

Repeat on the right point.  Open the right diamond and glue it closed.  Leave the left diamond unglued.  I also put adhesive along the top point and along where you cut out the the small triangle.

I cute a piece of 2" x 2" for the right diamond for the greeting.  I did some sponging around the edge to give some dimension. I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5 1/8" for inside to write on.

I used two of my favorite bundles to finish the card.  The Flower Shop Bundle, which has the Flower Shop Stamp Set and the Pansy Punch, comes in clear or wood

And the new Petite Petals Bundle which has the Petite Petals Stamp Set and the Petite Petals Punch, this also comes in a clear or wood bundle.  Remember purchase in a bundle and save 15%.

Supplies Used

#133521 Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper FREE with $50 Order

#126889 Stampin' Trimmer

#102300 Bone Folder

#132727 Flower Shop Bundle Wood Mount

#132726 Flower Shop Bundle Clear Mount

#134821 Petite Petals Bundle Wood Mount

#134822 Petite Petals Bundle Clear Mount

#1129324 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Watch the video and let me know what you think - Do you love it as much as I do?




Sale-a-Bration Celebration

Mary Ann Rossiter

Tomorrow is the big day, the start of Sale-a-Bration, and do I have a creative fold video to share with you that will knock your socks off.  So make sure you check back tomorrow.

This card was shared with our stamping family by Mary Ann Rossiter for our mail in swap.

Look at the colors in this card.  I personally think that is what makes the card so appealing.  Stampin' Up! takes all the guess work out of selecting colors with their beautiful designer series paper.

Mary Ann just selected color from the beautiful designer paper she used, Birthday Basics.  Very stunning card.

Do you spot the two Sale-a-Bration Items she used?  She used the beautiful Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, and the stamp set See Ya Later.  Both of these products can be received FREE during our Sale-a-Bration promotion Jan. 28-March 31, 2014.

I am running a SPECIAL starting tomorrow for my blog followers.  Have you ever dreamed about being a part of my Stamping Family?  During Sale-a-Bration if you join my Stamping Family you will get $150 worth of product for $99, plus get your registration to Stampin' Up!'s National Convention in July free.  BUT THERE'S MORE.

If you click Join Now, and become a member of my Stamping Family by Jan. 31, 2014, I will purchase you an additional $50 in Stampin' Up! Product.  This is a limited time offer and only available to my blog followers from me.  

So take action tomorrow to receive $200 of Stampin' Up! Product and be able to go to Stampin' Up! National Convention Free for Only $99.  This offer for the additional $50 in FREE PRODUCT ends at midnight on January 31, 2014 and is only available through me, Linda Bauwin.

Once you JOIN MY FAMILY send me an e-mail of the $50 additional Stampin' Up! merchandise you would like.

Supplies Used.

#126841 Primrose Petal Cardstock

#126842 Raspberry Ripple Cardstock

#126845 Raspberry Ribbon Stitched Satin Ribbon

#101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock

#130145 Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper

#126856 2012-2014 In Color Markers

#130911 Circles Collections Framelits Set of 10

#133533 See Ya Later Stamp Set Wood FREE

#133536 See Ya Later Stamp Set Clear FREE

#133520 Decorative Dots Embossing Folder FREE



Sale-a-Bration Countdown Continues

Nikki Holt

Only two more days until January 28, 2014 and the start of Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sale Sale-a-Bration.  Every $50 you spend during this sale January 28-March 31, 2014 you get to pick one of thirteen items Free.

Plus for every $50 your spend in my Online Store you receive two of my Loyalty Points toward FREE Stampin' Up! Merchandise of your choice.

Look at all the Sale-a-Bration items featured in this card created by a member of my Stamping Family Nikki Holt.

She used the Petal Parade Stamp Set which you can get free in Wood #133599 or Clear #133602.

Look at the beautiful Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper that matches the Petal Parade Stamp Set #133521.  This is 12" x 12" and comes 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.  Again FREE with a $50 purchase.

Next Nikki used the adorable Banner Blast Stamp Set.  This is a set of 10 stamps and you can get FREE in Wood #133551 or Clear #133544.  And it matches the adorable Banner Punch #133519 again a FREE item during Sale-a-Bration.

When it comes to this exclusive Banner Punch, great things come in small packages! The punch is 5/8" x 3/4" and coordinates with the Banner Blast Stamp Set.  This punch will also be available in the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but it won't be free.  So get it before you have to purchase.

Nikki also used the Banner Framelits Dies found in the Occasion Catalog and the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set that you can get in clear or wood.  But you can even save more, 15%, if you purchase the stamp set and banner framelits as a bundle, in wood or clear.

Savings begin January 28, 2014

in my Online Store


Sale-a-Bration Countdown

Judy Goodyear

Are you as excited as I am for Sale-a-Bration?  Only three more days, starts on January 28th, and you can start receiving FREE product with every $50 purchase.  Plus if you order in my Online Store you receive a Loyalty Point for every $25 spend.  Full details HERE.

This adorable card we are making today at my Mystery Hostess Event.  It was created by a talented member of my Stamping Family Judy Goodyear for our mail-in swap.

Two of my favorite Sale-a-Bration Items were used on this card.  First the adorable Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  The Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder use to be my favorite folder for polka dots, but Decorative Dots #133520 sure beats that folder.

The second Sale-a-Bration item used is the You're Lovely Stamp Set, it is a set of 5 stamps.  It is your choice if you can get this set in clear #133578 or in wood #133575 with your $50 purchase. It coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

Supplies Used:

#131197 Bermuda Bay Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

#122924 Pool Party 3 3/4" x 5"

#133520 Decorative Dots Embossing Folder FREE with $50 purchase

#33575 Wood or #133578 Clear You're Lovely Stamp Set FREE with $50 purchase

#130102 Decorative Labels Collection Framelit Set of 4

#132173 Banner Framelits Dies

#129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies 24 each 4" Diam.

#101406 StazOn Black Ink Pad

#131171 Bermuda Bay Classic Ink

#130134 Designer Series Paper Stack Brights Collection 40sheets 2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colors

Sale-a-Bration Beings January 28, 2014

Go to my Online Store

To place your $50 Order and receive a

Sale-a-Bration Item FREE

PLUS two of My Loyalty Points.

Tips for Using Hexagon Hive Thinlits

Occasion Catalog_Hexagon Hive Thinlits

Today's video gives you some quick tips on how to use the Hexagon Hive Thinlits.  Once you use these tips using this thinlit is a snap.  And look at how stunning this card is.

I used the beautiful designer series paper from the Fresh Print Designer Series Pack.  I am so happy Stampin' Up! offers packs of designer paper like this, as it gives such a variety of paper. 

They measure 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and you get 48 sheets 4 each of 12 double-sided paper.  That is a lot of designer paper just right for card fronts.

Cardstock Sizes

#132996 Fresh Prints Designer Series Pack cut to 3 13/16" x 5 1/8"

#100730 Whisper White cut 4 1/4" x 11"

#102482 Real Red Cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Supplies Used

#132965 Hexagon Hive Thinlits Dies

#134821 Petite Petal Bundle-Stamp Set & Punch Wood

#134822 Petite Petal Bundle-Stamp Set & Punch Clear

#129711 Hostess Set Banner Greetings Woods

#129714 Hostess Set Banner Greetings Clear

#131922 Hearts a Flutter Set Wood

#129252 Hearts a Flutter Set Clear

#130139 Hearts a Flutter Framelits Set of 5

#132173 Banner Framelits Set of 6

#113439 Big Shot

#130658 Magnetic Platform




Quick Card Background Tip

Stamps in the Mail_Occasions_Blessed Easter

Check out the background on this card featured in my video below.  I love how quick it is done with our Clear-Mount Blocks.

I used Crumb Cake Ink to ink the Clear-Mount Block H and then just stamped on the cardstock to form the background.  Doesn't get easier than that.  Those that know me, know I love to make cards in a snap, as I send 50 cards each month to members in my stamping family.

The stamp used on this card is the Blessed Easter Stamp that is featured in my Stamps-in-the-Mail Program.  Read all the details about this stamp class that is delivered right to your door each month here.  You MUST hurry if you want to be part of this program, as deadline to sign-up is on January 28, 2014.

Supplies Used:

#101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" & 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" 

The 3 1/4 x 4 1/2" Very Vanilla Cardstock you will cut apart at the 1 1/2"

#120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"

#118490 Clear Mount Block H

#126975 Crumb Cake Classic Ink

#101406 Black StazOn Ink Pad

#131056 Wood Mount A Dozen Thoughts

#131059 Clear Mount A Dozen Thoughts

#133212 Single Wood Stamp Blessed Easter