Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Note of Thanks

Today is the last day that you can get this note set for FREE! There are actually 2 note kits, and 8 single stamps to chose from. You can see them on page 208 of your catalog. All you have to do is place a $40 order from the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can place your order right now on my website.
Back to the card. This set is great for all levels of stampers. You can use the kit by its self, or dress up your card with as many embellishments as you'd like. It includes a Note of Thanks die-cut stamp, 4 Whisper White gift cards, 4 envelopes, and a Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Spot. After today, you can order this set for $10. Which is still a great deal!

I used the Stampin' Up! Scalloped Edge punch on the bottom of the card. I then added a 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip to my card to finish it off.
Super fast, super easy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fe, Fi, Faux Fun!

Stampin' Up! Faux Frosting!
I had so much fun making this faux frosting for my cupcake! There is a product available called Liquid Applique that gives this puffy look to whatever you put it on. Fun flock is out there too. But I wanted to figure out how to do it using Stampin' Up! products. So after a little playing... I did it! So fun!
Begin by stamping your image onto your cardstock. I used Basic Black ink on More Mustard card stock.

Then I applied Crystal Effects to the frosting area of the cupcake!

Then I poured White Embossing Powder on top of the Crystal Effects.
It will look like this when you gently shake off the excess powder. Be sure to wipe away any stray powder that may be left on your card stock.

Now, grab your heat gun and give it a go! You can apply heat from the top or the bottom. So fun to see the "frosting" start to bubble! Careful not to cook your frosting too much.

Ta da!

So now I'm sure you are wanting to know what other embossing powder colors you can do this with! I tried clear embossing powder on my duck. Here's how she came out...

Not as fluffy as the white embossing powder, but it does give the duck a little texture and the illusion of feathers.
Alrighty! Go give it a try, and let me know what you come up with!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hoppy Memories

A few pages that I made using my Simply Scrappin' Hoppy Memories Kit.
Now... to just add the pictures, and get them in an album!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits. They make it so easy to put pages together. Now, finding the time to sit and do them is another story. I had this grand goal at the start of the year to work on my scrapbook albums a little each month. So far... these 4 pages are all that I've accomplished! I NEVER thought I would say this... but I am so looking forward to see the digital scrapbooking suite that Stampin' Up! is coming out with!
I have come to realize that I am a goal setter... not so much a goal achiever. I just can't believe how quickly the time gets away. Our "to do" list for the house has been reduced so I can say we are making progress, it just doesn't feel like it. My goals this weekend are to go to on the hunt for baby bedding so that I can pick a paint color for the nursery, and get to Michaels for some photo storage boxes. Mind you I have agent convention the rest of the week, a baseball game Friday night, 2 more games Saturday morning, Easter on Sunday that I still need to prepare materials for my 1st grade class, and a ton of laundry to get through. I'll let you know how far I got next week! What are your goals for this weekend?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Manhattan Flower Card

This is a card we made at our last Hostess Club using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. I love how super simple, yet elegant this folder is. I sure hope we get more in the next catalog!!
We used Basic Gray cardstock with a Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon. To get the flowers to be a little more pronounced, we lightly sanded them with a sanding block. Stampin' Up!s cardstock don't have a white core, but the gentle sanding of the roses gave them just enough pop and a soft feel that it didn't need anything else!
Here is a closer look at the sanded flowers.
I actually used this card too! I gave it to my husband on Friday with his anniversary present. He was quite impressed (with the card and the present). We celebrated 11 years of marriage! Fun times!!