Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Serene Garden sneak peek

Hi everyone! Today I am making a card for a swap that I am in, and we are to use all new stamp sets.  Although this stamp set is not available yet to you, I thought I would share it anyway because the new catalog begins in just two weeks!
 I am using two new stamp sets on this card.  The main images are from the Serene Garden stamp set.  This is a beautiful line art stamp set, great for many coloring techniques, such as water coloring like I have done here. I am also using the new
 Itty Bitty Greetings, which replaces the old Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  There are 32 stamps in the set, something for every occasion, so you are going to want to add this one to your wish list. I needed a Sympathy card, so that is what I went with.  I stamped onto Pool Party cardstock and flagged the end.  A little scrap of ribbon and linen thread make an adorable accent.
I love to watercolor, so I used my aqua Painters and Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive inks. These images would be great with the Stampin' Blends as well.

The dies that coordinate with this set are really fun.  They cut out the usual, the bird, the flowers, but there is also a die that cuts out just select leaves, and one that embosses the same image too.   On my card I used the die that selectively cuts out leaves, and I out the card together in such a way that it has three layers, a bottom  layer with the recessed leaves, then the main layer, then some popped up flowers and the bird. It gives the card a fun paper pieced look and so much dimension.  
I created a video that shows just how to put this card all together and probably better shows the leaf dies.  I hope you enjoy it!  Feel free to ask me any questions there, I am good at responding :)
Serene Garden will be available beginning June 1st!  How did I get mine early? I am a demonstrator, we get all sorts of perks, discounts and pre-buys.  Click my join button to learn more!
Don't forget to check out the Last Chance products before they are gone forever!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tabs for Everything

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to share some fun cards that use the "Tabs for Everything" stamp set.  This stamp set really is for everything. It has so many sayings and images, perfect for a variety of events and great for both cards and scrapbook pages!

Purchase by May 31st to get the bundle, stamp set and paper punch, 10% off!

I like to use the punch for my Stampin' Sponges too!  They are perfect to make a place to hold onto so your fingers don't get inky. And I use the matching color paper for the tab, so I know that I am using the correct sponge for the correct color.

I made a video that shows you how to put this card together.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Share what you love

Hi Everyone!  Today I would like to share a couple samples using the Share What You Love suite of products.  The Share What You Love suite is featured in the new upcoming Annual Catalog which goes live on June 1st.  Stampin' Up! has put together three product bundles that you can get right now, before the catalog goes live!  They even include a new color, Grapefruit Grove!

There are three bundles at different price points. 
The 'Just getting started" bundle is perfect for the beginning stamper and comes with a FREE pack of Very Vanilla note cards and envelopes.
The next bundle has a bit more, with an extra stamp set, embellishments and two FREE products.  The Make a Difference stamp set has 143 stamps in total! It is an amazing stamp set. The velvet ribbon is just luscious and the doilies are so fun.  This bundle is perfect for everyone! The Share what you love embellishment kit comes in a pretty box that will fit your cards, perfect for sharing with others.  I show this in my video below, so be sure to check that out.
The third bundle is for the avid crafter who wants to have it all, I have to admit that is me.   The Designer series paper in this collection is amazing.  It is a bit heavier than usual, and the many of flowers have a shimmer to them, like they were painted with 'Wink of Stella'.  You also get the embossing folder, an extra stamp set, and THREE FREE products. 
All three bundles are fantastic and will fit a need for each level of crafter.
Check out my video to see two samples that I made with the bundles.
While these items will be in the next catalog, they wont be bundled with added free items, so you will want to get them now.  Click on one of the product links below to shop, and while you are there, be sure to check out the Last Chance Product list and get some ink refills or paper packs in your favorite retiring colors.  Don't forget to print out my Frequent Buyer rewards tracker and get points toward freebies from me too! And, if your order is $150 or more, you also qualify for Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! as well! Contact me with any questions! bethrush@issinternet.com
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mother's Day favors

 Hi Everyone!  I have been without a functioning computer for almost a week and wow has that been hard!! It is amazing how hard it is to go with out one, I wouldn't have thought it would bug me much.  I did have my phone so I could check in on my Facebook page and my emails, but I did miss making blog posts and uploading videos!  But, during that time I have seen been getting things done in my craft room, so I will have lots to share in the coming days and weeks to show you!
One of the projects I worked on was Mother's Day.  I make the handouts for holidays and wedding/baby showers at my church and so when I saw these little gem boxes on sale, I knew I should get some.   They are a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  You get 8 boxes in a kit, along with tags and twine, for just $2.00! That's $0.25 a box!  They came together quickly and look adorable.  I stamped Happy Mother's Day from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on the outside, and "You are Priceless" on the inside.  There is a verse in Proverbs about a wife being a precious gem, so I thought it would be a cute hand out.  They would be great for Wedding showers and baby showers too! You can write something about babies being precious or add "You're a Gem" for a Teacher gift.  There are lots of possibilities, and at that price, getting a lot is easy.  I made 56 in one afternoon. 
Normally Past Paper Pumpkin kits are only for Paper Pumpkin subscribers, but for the clearance they are available to all! Available While supplies last or until May 9th, so act fast.  While you are there, look through the "Last Chance" products for the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and You're Priceless as I used for the tags.  Look at what colors are retiring too, and be sure to get ink refills or paper in your favorite colors before they are gone.

Here is what you get in the refill for $2.00 (boxes already have adhesive strips on them too!) Or you can get the full kit with a Stampin' Spot and stamp set included.

There is another kit that is $2.00 and you get a lot of sequins and gold foil alphabet stickers, and some bakers twine and washi tape, so even if you don't make the cards it is a good deal for $2.00. It is called Banner Surprise and has a lot of little pennant pouches that would be great for something creative I am sure.

Contact me if you have any questions.  And check out some of my past Mother's Day favors...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Last chance to get your favorite retiring colors of Ink and Paper

With the new catalog starting in just a few weeks, I want to let you know that the retiring colors will start selling out fast.  The following colors are retiring...
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip 
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plumb
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tempting Turquoise
Tangerine Tango
Wisteria Wonder
Wild Wasabi
You are going to want to grab some in refills for the ink pads you have, and perhaps some packs of paper too.

And take a look at the retirement list, there are some great items that are going away and you will want to grab some of those while you can  as well. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Diagonal Cut fun fold card

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a fun fold card that we are going to be making at Stamp Camp on Saturday.  It is sometimes fun to make a card open in a different way, don't you think?
This is super easy to make and even thought it looks like an odd size, you still get two cards from one sheet of Cardstock.

The paper here is the star.  I used Sweet Soiree, which is retiring soon, so grab it while you can.  Even that cake in the circle is punched out of paper.  It is so pretty!

The Cake Soiree stamp is very pretty, and it has a matching die set, but we did not use it for this card.
If you are thinking of getting the Cake Soiree, grab the dies too, and if you use the Bundle item number, you will get 10% off.  I will add the items in my supply list below in case you want to order them.

Here is a quick video that shows you how to score and cut your cardstock.

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