Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stampin' Punch Potpourri

This last weekend I received one of the most spectacular bunches of flowers as a thank you gift and so while I sit here looking at them, I have decided to use this as my inspiration for today's "Design of the Day".  Yesterday I posted information about FREE hostess stamp sets so today I will continue to use these sets by utilizing the hostess stamp set "Punch Potpourri". 

This is such a neat set because it has flowers, a butterfly, a bird and a heart so it can be used for so many different cards and it has my three favorite types of stamps!  An additional feature that is useful is that all the stamps coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches so if I want them trimmed all you have to do is use a punch, making for a quicker and easier card.  Check it out.

Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card include:
  • Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy Inks
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Boho Blossoms Extra Large Punch
  • Punch Potpourri Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set
This stamp set can be yours FREE with an order or group of orders of $150. 

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so I will be taking a day off and enjoying my family.  I wish you all a Happy Mother's Day and I hope you get to spend special time with the ones you love!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stampin Hostess Stamp Sets

Today's "Design of the Day" is a tribute to the Because I Care Hostess Stamp Set.  The stamp Sets on the first few pages of the Idea Book (Pages 10 to 16) and the sets on the first couple pages of the Summer Mini Catalog are just for Stampin' Up Hostess however, meeting the requirements to be a hostess are very easy!  

Anyone can receive hostess benefits by collecting sales of $150 or more.  These sales can be all your own or yours and a handful of your friends.  On top of receiving at least one FREE Stamp Set you receive FREE Products starting with sales of $150.  With each increase of $50 in sales the total free merchandise increases. 

Stampin' Up! products I used in this card design include:
  • Concord Crush and River Rock Smooth Card Stock
  • Concord Crush Ink
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • Because I Care Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set

Remember that you can order anytime of the day or night, any day of the year by clicking this link.  Any order of $150 or more meets the requirements for free hostess products.  It does not matter if you are the only one ordering or if you collected orders from friends to reach your hostess goal.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stampin Two-Step Bird Punch

I love punches and Stampin' Up has some great ones! 

As you can tell from past cards I also love flowers and butterflies but I would like to add to that list...birds. 

I am so luck to live in one of the major bird flight paths for the country.  Every year I watch birds of all kinds come through my yard on their way south or north or just to hang around on the Gulf Coast.  Some of the most beautiful birds keep visiting the bird bath and feeder right in front of the window I look out while I work today so.... the inspiration for today's "Design of the Day" are those birds.

Stampin' Up! items I used in this card include:
  • Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Smooth Card Stock
  • Perfect Plum Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Two-Step Bird Extra Large Punch

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stampin' Stationary

What a beautiful day, flowers are must today!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that graduate that leaves for college next year?  How about a beautiful set of personalized stationary? 

This "Design of the Day" makes a perfect gift for birthdays, high school and college graduations, mother's day and thank you for teachers!

Stampin' Up! products I used in this card include:
  • Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Pear Pizzazz Smooth Card Stock
  • Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • 2 x 1-3/8 Oval Extra Large Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stampin' Happy Greetings

Hello Everyone!

Today, the "Design of the Day" will include not only a card but also a Scrapbook Page design.  Both designs were inspired by some of the beautiful new products available in the NEW Summer Mini Catalog.

Let's start with the Scrapbook Page.  This design is one using the Strength and Hope Stamp Set.  Enjoy!

The two butterflies that I cut out and placed on dimensionals were embossed with the great NEW Stampin' Emboss Powders, Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo.

Stampin' Up! products I used on this Scrapbook Page include:
  • Tangerine Tango and So Saffron Smooth Card Stock
  • Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Tangerine Tango and So Saffron Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo Emboss Powder
  • Strength and Hope Stamp Set

Today's card would work great for a quick Promotion Card or in this case I plan to use it as a Graduation Card.   The bright colors of this new designer page make a very cheerful card.

Stampin' Up! items I used on this card include:
  • Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Smooth Card Stock
  • Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Tangerine Tango Emboss Powder

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stampin' Strength & Hope

Today's "Design of the Day" uses a new stamp set available through the NEW Summer Mini Catalog.  The "Strength & Hope" stamp set is beautiful and can be used for scrapbookers and card makers however the most wonderful thing about this stamp set is that with every purchase Stampin' Up! will make a $2 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It does not matter if you purchase a wooden and clear stamps or digital copies, the donation will be made. 

Stampin' Up! items I used to create this card are listed below:
  • Not Quiet Navy, Baja Breeze and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
  • Baja Breeze Ink
  • Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Eyelet Border Punch
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Strength & Hope Stamp Set

Have a great day, see you tomorrow with a scrapbooking idea!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mini Scrapbook

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

Today's "Design of the Day" is in celebration of the first day of National Scrapbooking Month.  May is such a busy month for everyone, so I decided to start the celebration with the making of several mini scrapbooks.  Mini Scrapbooks are a great little gift for Mother's Day or as a Graduation Gift and they are so easy and fast to make.  The Stampin' Up! "On Board Journal" is a great starting point for a mini scrapbook.  Take a look below at a few of the ways these little books can be decorated.

Stampin' Up! items that are useful when making these mini scrapbooks include:
  • 5 x 5 Art Journal - On Board Journals
  • Spiral Border Punch
  • Assorted Ribbons, Decorative Punches, Ink Pads and Greeting Stamp Sets
  • Designer Series Papers make it easy to coordinate patterns and colors
I will alternate card and scrapbooking techniques this month. Have fun today stcrapbooking!

See you tomorrow with more creative ideas. 

If you are not into scrapbooking but enjoy giving these beautiful treasures as gifts send me an email so I can design a personalized scrapbook for you today!  Also, check on the scrapbooking birthday parties available to school age kids by clicking this link.