WOW Dryer Sheet and Thinlits

Dryer Sheet Thinlit, Butterfly Thinnlit_Linda Bauwin

Today's WOW Stamping Moment Video takes yet another look at my favorite thinlits dies the Butterflies.  As you can see, this butterfly has lots of details.  And in the past I shyed away from using a thinlit with so much detail.  It was just too hard to get all the pieces to cut and to get them out.

In past videos, I showed you by using wax paper it really helped with getting the little pieces to come out.  But now with the use of a fabric sheet, it helps so much with keep all the pieces in one place.  Whoever thought of using a dryer is beyond me?

This past weekend, at my TEAM stamp event with everyone using the dryer sheets to cut out the butterflies, it smelled so clean and fresh.  Wish my laundry room always smelled that clean.  Oh maybe if I did less stamping and laundry on more regular bases that would happen.  Guilty.


Big Shot Promotion Coming Your Way

Big Shot

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Check back on August 1 to get all of the details.

Layering with Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Sale-a-Bration_See You Later Alligator

Today in my Twenty-Ninth "What's Up with Stampin' Up" Video Series I have two cute techniques to share with you.  First is the adorable Alligator on the front using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.  The second technique shows you how to make the perfect layer for you Chalk Talk Framelits with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Don't want to miss this Video!!

And don't miss making this card at my Farewell to Sale-a-Bration Class March 5th or 6th.  I know what you are thinking there is 6 weeks left to the Sale-a-Bration Promotion.   And you are right, but I had to have this class then, which makes the deadline to sign-up next week February 19th.  Trust me you don't want to miss.  All details are HERE on my calendar.

Supplies Used:

#131294 Pistachio Pudding Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" plus a scrap piece

#100730 Whisper White Cardstock 2" x 3 1/2"

#126840 Gumball Green Cardstock scrap for Alligator

#133533 Wood-Mount or #133536 Clear-Mount See Ya Later Stamp Set Set of 4 Stamps FREE until March 31, 2012 during our Sale-a-Bration Promotion

#133520 Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder another FREE item during Sale-a-Bration

#133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

#129983 Chalk Talk Framelits Set of 7 dies

#118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Set of 3 punches

#131177 Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink Pad

#126856 2013-2014 In-Color Marker Gumball Green Set of 5 Markers

#113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

#130658 Magnetic Platform Accessory for Big Shot

Okay tell me what you think - Is this Alligator the cutest thing or what?  And what about the great tip about how to layer your Chalk Talk Framelits with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch?  Were you like me thinking I really didn't need that Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, guess what you need it now.


Occasions Catalog's Petite Petals

Occasions Catalog_Sneak Peek Sale-a-Bration

Oh doesn't this card look like spring?  I know it is only the first of January, but here in Northeast Ohio I have had enough winter and am ready for spring.  I used the Pink Pirouette with Basic Black and I am loving the look?  Makes me think warmth and sunshine.

This is another sample on how well the Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch work so well with the Flower Shop Stamp Set and Pansy Punch.  Both are featured as bundles, so you can save 15%.  If you have one of the bundles you need the other as they just go well together.

I first took the 5 1/4" x 4" Pink Pirouette Cardstock and cut out the oval with the Oval Collections Framelits.  Some times when you cut things out with the framelits you get a crease in your cardstock, so if cut first and then run through the Big Shot with a folder it covers that crease up.  Another thing is if you emboss with a folder first and then cut it can flatten your embossing.

Once again there is the beautiful new Embossing Folder from the Sale-a-Bration Flier Decorative Dots.  Reminder starting January 28 every $50 you order you can pick a free Sale-a-Bration item.

Triple Valentine Easel Card

Triple Valentine Easel Card_Creative Folds

WOW so excited to share my Fortieth Creative Fold Video with you.  I think it is an over-the-top card, with not one but three Easels.  It looks complicated, but it truly is not.  Make sure you watch the video below, as I show you the simple step to create this card.  Now to share all the product used on this card.

Creative Fold_Triple Easel Card

I used the Heart Collections Framelits.  This is a Collection of 6 layering Hearts.  The largest Scallop is what I used for the base and it uses a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Basic Black Cardstock.

The first easel is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored in half.  It is important to remember when cutting this to form the easel that you place the top part of the framelit above the score line.  I used the next biggest heart framelit for this easel.  I also scored about 1 1/2" from the point of the heart on the front of the card, this is the piece the red glimmer gets glued to.

Be careful when gluing the red glimmer heart that you don't put too much glue on your heart base.  You just want on the bottom section of the score to form the Easel.

The next piece is the Red Glimmer Paper and it measures 4 1/4" 4 1/4".  The arrows come from the Labels Thinlit Card Dies and I just used scrap pieces of basic black, and the silver glimmer

The White Heart is from the Hearts of Flutter Stamp Set and cut out with the matching Framelits.  I stamped this with VersaMark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  The words come from the Express Yourself Stamp Set which is a Hostess Set and is stamped in black.

The second easel is made from a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 8" scored in half and cut the same way as the first easel using the next smallest heart from the Heart Collection Framelit.  Again I scored the front of this card about 1 1/2" from the tip of the heart.

The Black Heart on top of this easel is cut out of piece of Basic Black measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/4".  Again I need to stress watch how you put your adhesive on as not to use too much, so your easel will work.  I used the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder the emboss.  I accented with Silver Glimmer Hearts made from the Fashionable Heart Embosslits.

The third and final Easel is made from a piece of White White Cardstock 2 1/4" x 4" again scored in the middle and cut like the other two easels.  I only scored this card front about 3/4" from tip of heart.  You can vary these score lines to fit your taste.  The Red Glimmer heart on top uses out red glimmer paper and cut out again with the Hearts of Flutter Framelits.  I used the Happy Valentine's Day stamp Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and the Modern Label Punch to punch out of a scrap piece of white.

Like I said this card is very easy to make I just used lots of product that I will list below the video.  Of course, you need a die-cut machine. I personally believe the Big Shot is the best.  It interchanges with so many other companies dies, where not all die-cut machines do .  Enjoy if you make a triple easel card, please share it with me, as I would love to see.

  Product Used:

Hearts Collection Framelits  #125549

Basic Black Cardstock  #121045

Whisper White Cardstock  #100730

Red Glimmer Paper   #121790

Silver Glimmer Paper  #124005

Labels Thinlet Card Dies #133479

Heart a Flutter Stamp Set  W-#131922  C-#129552

Hearts a Flutter Framelits  #130159

VersaMark Ink Pad  #102283

Silver Embossing Powder  #109131

Express Yourself Hostess Set  W-#130336  C-#130339

StazOn Black Ink  #101406

Adorning Accents Embossing Folders  #125601

Fashionable Hearts Embosslits  #125596

Teeny Tiny Wishes  W-#128748  C-#127802

Big Shot  #113439




Retro Fresh Look

Occasions Catalog_Petite Petals_Designer Paper

Look at these colors Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and So Saffron colors I would have never used together, if it had not been for the Occasion Catalog.

Yep Stampin' Up! did it again, they came out with a beautiful designer paper called Retro Fresh and used colors that I could have never dreamed to use together, but am loving it.

Look at all that is going on with this card as far as color, but yet I didn't stamp one thing.  The designer paper takes care of all of that.

I used my new favorite punch the Petite Petals to punch out the designer paper and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack fits perfectly in the center of these adorable little flowers.  Don't forget the Petite Petals comes in a bundle with stamp set that matches and when you purchase together you save 15%.

Did you notice that I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Stripes Embossing Folder?  I so loved the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder that was in the Holiday Catalog, but since it retired, I found that I can take that stripes folder and turn it and get the same results, how cool is that.

Countdown to the Occasions Catalog

Watercolor Wonder Design Note Cards_Banners Framelits,Petite Petal Bundle

Okay only 2 more days until I can start posting all my videos on the beautiful new product from the Occasions Catalog.  Have you gotten your Occasion Catalog yet?  If not, and you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, let me know and I will get you a copy.

Every time a new catalog comes out, I think well there isn't anything I like or need in that catalog, does that ever happen to you?  Then I get a few things start playing and I am in love with everything.  So is the case with the Occasions Catalog.

This card has some of my favorite things in the catalog, first the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes.  OMG there are 20 printed cards on watercolor paper, 4 each of 5 designs with ivory envelopes.  I am in love.

I am in love with the new bundle in the Occasions Catalog Petite Petals, if you purchased the Flower Shop Bundle from the main Catalog this is a must have.  A petite little petal that will layer on top of the Flower Shop.  And, as with all bundles if you purchase the stamp set and punch at the same time you get a 15% discount.

The next favorite thing on this card is the Banners Framelits Dies.  Banners are all the hit right now and with 6 different sizes of banners your creativity can go wild.  The largest image is 2 3/4" x 4 7/8" and uses the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

One more new thing used on this card is the words "You Make Me Happy" and they come from the stamp set Happy Watercolor.  Every time I read those words, a smile comes on my face, as I think of some one that makes me happy.  I am blessed to have many people in my life that make me happy.  Number one person of course is my husband Jay.

SU! Occasions Catalog Oh So Cool

Occasions Catalog_Sale-a-Bration 2014

I have been having so much fun in my stamp room creating with the new product from the upcoming Stampin' Up 2014 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Flier.

You can start purchasing from the Occasions Catalog on January 3.  You should be getting your copy of this catalog in the mail any day if you have purchased from me within the last year.  Haven't purchased from me in the last year, and do no have a demonstrator, let me know I will get a copy out to you.

This card is a card I will be featuring in my creative folds video come the first of the year.  You want to be watching for it, or better yet subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don't miss a video.

It uses the new stamp set Happy Watercolor and the old favorite set Papillon Potpourri with the matching Bitty Butterfly Punch.  The card base uses the Window Frames Collection Framelit.

Do you see something else that is new?  You got it a new embossing folder called Decorative Dots.  And the price on this folder is FREE.  Yes free with a $50 order placed between Jan. 28-March 31, 2014 during Stampin' Up!'s Biggest Sale of the year Sale-a-Bration.  Again be watching your mailbox for this flier so you can check out all the other items that will be free during this amazing sale.

Hot Chocolate Favor

Hot Chocolate Favor_SU! Joyful Wishes

Need a quick little gift?  Isn't this an adorable favor and you can make in minutes.  Make sure you watch the video below to show you how I created it. I used a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square envelope, but you can use this idea with any envelope to make a treat pocket.

You need to seal the envelope and then cut off the top part of the envelope right along the flap.  In order to make the pocket though, you need to make the bottom section smaller.  To do that I ran through the Big Shot with and embossing folder Petals-a-Plenty.

Like I said I used this to hold hot chocolate, but you can use for instant soup for a little get well gift or seed packets.  Lots of different uses.  Make sure you share what you do with this idea, and don't forget to leave a comment for free Blog Candy.



Second Blog Candy Winner & New Blog Candy

I am dreaming of a Christmas where everyone loves each other, on all continents, Freedom for all those held under duress, laws and hardships. Wish it wasn't a dream. Merry Christmas.
Congratulations Phyllis
Now it is time for my Third Blog Candy Give-a-Way.

Here is my THIRD of four BLOG give-a-ways which will be given away on Saturday December 21st.  Check out this group of free product: 2 embossing folders: one the Holiday Frame, the other Vine Street, plus a roll of 1 1/4" two-tone Ribbon.

Blog Candy_SU! Embossing Folder_Ribbon


Leave a comment below this blog post and tell me what is your favorite Christmas Dish? That's all you have to do!  Winner will be randomly selected on Saturday night (12/21/13) and will be announced on my blog on Sunday morning.  Winner must be in the US.