Friday, July 30, 2010

Stampin' Up! So Green: Reduce Reuse and Recycle

So I just got a few of the Stampin' Up! Smooch Spritz Accent Sprays (page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog or page 195 in the IBC) and I was looking at the Color Catcher (item # 121093) and wondering if I could make something similar out of a Stampin' Up! box!?!

The Color Catcher (item # 121093) protects your work from ink overspray when using the Smooch Spritz or Color Spritzer Tool (item # 107066)! It's made from corrugated cardboard. Easy to assemble; compact and portable. 1 per package. Dimensions once open are 10" x 10" x 10" and it sells for $5.95!

I have a TON of Stampin' Up! shipment boxes around my house from orders, so I thought I'd try and make my own Color Catcher! I used one of the smaller ones, which measures 12" x 10" x 6" (and are corrugated card board)!!! I basically taped 'open' the flaps, and cut off the top flap completely! Here's what it looks like:

Here's how you'd put your card or project inside to spray with the Smooch Spritz or Color Spritzer Tool! I thought the Gold Glow (item # 118770) Smooch Spritz would be pretty on this Owl For You Card I made for CQC #42.
So what is Smooch Spritz?
Use these pearlized accent sprays to add a splash of color to your projects! They come in a ready-to-use spray applicator. Layer thin coats of different colors for added dimension. Use the Heat Tool (item # 100005) to speed drying time. Sprays are great for cards, scrapbook pages, chipboard, tags, and more! Acid Free. There are four colors available and each container is .37 oz. Each sells for $4.95!
  • Gold Glow (item # 118770)
  • Silver Foil (item # 118771)
  • Vanilla Shimmer (item # 118772)
  • Log Cabin (item # 119921)

Want more 'Green' Stampin' Up! products?
Check out the NEW So Green Stamp Set on page 146 of the Idea Book & Catalog! It's the perfect set for staying in the Green Zone! It comes in a set of 7 earth friendly images that are completely adorable for sending an 'I Love Nature' note! My favorite stamp in the set is 'give your trash a 2nd chance.' LOL! Isn't that cute!?! The images are pictured below.

This set comes in Wood Mount (item # 118728) for $14.95 OR Clear Mount (item # 120588) for $11.95.
If you save a tree and purchase the Clear Mount set, here are my Block size recommendations:
Block 'A' (item # 118487) for $3.95
Block 'B' (item # 117147) for $5.95
Block 'G' (item # 118489) for $4.50

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #13

It's Thursday! Another fun Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! Thanks so much to everyone that played along with us last week! We enjoy seeing your creations! We have a summer themed challenge for you this week and I honestly think the Tropical Party stamp set (120081) on page 26 of the Summer Mini Catalog is the PERFECT stamp set! With the coordinating Island Oasis DSP (117173) - it truly was the perfect set for this challenge! If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your demo! You can CLICK HERE to begin ordering On-Line, or EMAIL ME and I can answer any question you may have about Stampin' Up!, ordering products, hosting a workshop, or stamping!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • Since the leaf pattern in the Island Oasis DSP kinda had a distressed look to it, I stamped the Pacific Point Scallop Circle with the Woodgrain back ground stamp to add some texture and depth!
  • Want just a little bow!?! The 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is my favorite! It's just so cute! I used Daffodil Delight since I needed a little more yellow on my card layout!
  • Paper Snips are the way to go for cutting out your stamped images! I first stamped the flowers (in the top corner) in Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight ink, then I timmed them out using the Paper Snips! These sharp, little scissors are honestly the best ones I've used! The cut and precision you can achieve with them is awesome!!!
To shop for Stampin' Up! On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!
Stamps: Woodgrain, Tropical Party (120081)
Ink: Pacifc Point, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Island Oasis DSP (117173)
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Assorted Brads
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle
Tools: Paper Snips
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Hope you have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SU Hostess Herald Announces EXTRA $25

GOOD NEWS: The summer just got a little more awesome!!! With the release of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, now is the BEST time to host a Stampin' Up! Workshop with me! Live in the Portland, Oregon area? Schedule a workshop with me between now and August 31st, 2010 and earn an additional $25 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise, with a $350 workshop order total (or more)! Please feel free to Email Me to schedule your workshop or to learn more about hosting a Workshop and/or Catalog Party!


For example, if you host a workshop, virtual workshop, or catalog party where the order total is $350 or more, you'll receive:
  • A free Level 1 OR Level 2 stamp set of your choice. To learn more about the Hostess Benefits you can earn, check out pages 9 - 16 in the NEW Idea Book & Catalog.
  • A FREE Idea Book & Catalog
  • At least $65 in FREE Stampin' Up! product ($40 + $25)
  • Workshops entail: a brief Catalog Tour, a demonstration, a hands-on make & take project for you and your guests, FUN, and lots of stamping tips and info!

Book your Workshop between: NOW and August 31st, 2010 to qualify for this special offer!

Essentials: Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 (before shipping and tax) or more!

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing Stampin' Up! with you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Colour Q Challenge #43 with Peach Parfait

It's Tuesday again! These weeks are flying by and we have another gorgeous color challenge for you at the Colour Q! Thank you to all who joined us for last week's challenge! We love seeing all the fun projects you create! This week Arielle chose a great combination of: Peach Parfait (my favorite 2010 In Color), Bermuda Bay (Retired), Old Olive, Whisper White, and Early Espresso! When I saw the crazy geometric design in the photo, I immediately grabbed the coordinating DSP from the NEW Greenhouse Gala (117167) papers on page 173 of the IBC!

My card layout was inspired by the challenge at the Sweet Sunday Sketch! The die-cut scallop tag was the closest thing I had to an oval to follow the sketch! This tag is found in the Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4-Pack (114508)! The Stampin' Up! Wide Oval Punch (119859) fits perfectly inside the die-cut!

To place an order for Stampin' Up! On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Apple Blossoms (120139 - Hostess Level 2 set), Block 'C' (118486)
Ink: Early Esspresso, Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Card Stock: Peach Parfait 119794), Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Early Espresso
Embellishments: Brights Buttons, Subtles Buttons, Linen Thread
Punches: Wide Oval (119859)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lots of Tags (114508), Beautiful Wings (118138)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Square
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stampin' Up! My Digital + Starter Kit for $175

One of the most exciting trends in the Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking industry is Digital Paper Crafting! Stampin' Up! is offering an amazing Digital + Starter Kit with the opportunity to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and my Stampin' Essentials Team! I'd love to have you on my team as we enjoy the incredible world of stamping! You can Email Me anytime with questions about becoming a Demontrator and all the benefits Stampin' Up! has to offer! Todays post is dedicated to the Digital + Starter Kit and highlights all the products that are included with this Kit! You can customize some of the items in the Kit and choose the products you want most! At the end of this post is some valuable links to Stampin' Up! Videos so that you can learn more! There is also more information on page 8 of the Stampin' Up! IBC!



  • Party Hearty Wood Mount (p. 54) $26.95 (111532)
  • I {Heart} Hearts Clear Mount (p. 46) $18.95 (118571)
  • So Many Thanks (p. 18) $7.95 OR (your choice to $9.95 or less) (120173)


  • Clear Block "C" (p. 192) OR Clear Block $6.95 or less (118486)
  • Getting Started Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (p. 165) OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (120954)
  • Whisper White Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (p. 169) OR any Card Stock 8.5 x 11 (100730)
  • Brights Designer Buttons (p. 186) OR any Designer Buttons (119747)
  • Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (p. 191) OR any Ribbon $4.95 or less (109034)
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 169) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad (101179)
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad (102277)
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad (105216)
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 166) OR any Classic Stampin' Pad (103133)
  • Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (p. 167) OR any Stampin' Write Marker (119679)
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (p. 166) OR any Stampin' Write Marker (119677)
  • Snail Adhesive (p. 197) OR any Adhesive $6.95 or less (104332)
  • Stampin' Mist (102394) (p. 198) OR StazOn Cleaner (109196)
  • Chocolate Small Songbird Tile Décor Elements OR Décor Elements Item $7.95 or less (119525)


  • Stampin' Scrub (p. 198)
  • Décor Elements Applicator
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 197)
  • Mini Glue Dots (p.197)


  • Stampin' Memories Add-On - $50
    - Brights Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12 OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12, $9.95 or less (119710)
    - Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower Stamp Set OR Stamp Set $31.95 or less (120272)
    - Celebrations Quick Accents OR any Quick Accents (118708)
    - Celebrations Designer Series Paper OR any Designer Series Paper (117164)
    - Green Leaf Printed Album 12 x 12 OR Album $22.95 or less (119812)
  • Definitely Decorative Add-On - $40
    - Love You Décor Stencil OR Stencil $14.95 or less (118261)
    - Chocolate Manhattan Flower Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $23.95 or less (114115)
    - Chalkboard Oval Labels Décor Elements (3) OR Décor Elements $5.95 or less (121019)
    - Chocolate Flower Décor Elements (114891) OR Rose Red Flower Décor Elements (115161)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Stampin' Memories and Definitely Decorative Add-Ons must be ordered in conjunction with the Digital + Starter Kit.

Click HERE to download the Digital + Starter Kit Order Form!

To Join my Stampin' Essentials Team On-Line, the Password is: signupwithkarilinder

CLICK HERE to order the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio and/or the latest Downloads

Watch the Stampin' Up! My Digital Video to learn more about the software

Watch the First Impressions Video to learn more about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NEW Stampin' Up! Two-Step Owl Punch (118074)

So when my friend Michelle Woerner mailed me her check for the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog (122202), she enclosed a few pieces of this ADORABLE owl textured paper! I just had to create a card using those pieces along with the NEW Stampin' Up! Two-Step Owl Punch (118074). Here's a simple card I came up with!

Inside of the card!

Owl Punch with the Scallop Circle Punch

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases (114968)
Card Stock: Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730), Kiwi Kiss (Retired)
Punches: Two-Step Owl (118074), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), 1-3/4" Circle (119850), Large Oval (119855), Small Oval (119863)
Embellishments: Brights Buttons (119747), Neutrals Buttons (119743)
Finshed Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Thanks Michelle for mailing me the cutest papers!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cupcake Toppers for Anya's 1st Birthday Party!!!

My sweet friend Mindy asked me to create a couple dozen Cupcake Toppers and Decorative Labels for her daughter's 1st birthday party last weekend! The theme was pink and orange, so I chose to use the Stampin' Up! colors Peach Parfait and Pretty in Pink, plus there was a little Pear Pizzazz thrown in there too! Wanted to share a few pictures with you to show how everything turned out! Mindy is an amazing photographer and you can check out her Etsy shop by clicking here!!

Gorgeous decorated table!

Cupcake Toppers!

Pinwheel Centers and Decorative Labels!
All the supplies I used were from Stampin' Up! and you can CLICK HERE to place an order On-Line 24/7.

Punches: Two-Step Bird (117191), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), Boho Blossoms (119858), 1-3/4" Circle (119850)
Card Stock: Peach Parfait (119794), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (111351)
Embellishments: Neutrals Brads (119736)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Naturally Seriff Alphabet (113453), Billboard Alphabet (114510), Beautiful Wings (118138), Lots of Tags (114508)
Thanks for joining me today!

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Green Inspired Happy Birthday Card

So I got a really sweet email from an artist named, Kathryn and she showcased my card on her blog! She was featuring Green Inspired pieces she had found on Etsy, and my card was one that she found and liked! You can Click Here to view my original blog post for the Happy Birthday card and how I made it! This card is now for sale in my Etsy Shop, Stampin' Essentials!

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement!
I'm so glad my work inspires you!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #12

Happy Thursday to you! It's another edition of the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge for you! Put on your sunglasses and enjoy - because this one is BRIGHT! Here's what I came up with based upon the photo - I focused on the colors Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Whisper White! I can't wait to see what you create and how your're inspired!
My card layout is inspired by the super cute sketch at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

I LOVE the Island Oasis DSP and the Tropical Party Stamp set on page 26-27 of the Summer Mini Catalog! It makes me want to go on a vacation to Florida SO bad!!! These products are available for purchase from this Mini Catalog until August 31st!

To place an order for Stampin' Up! On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Vintage Labels, Tropical Party (120081 - Clear Mount)
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Island Oasis DSP (117173)
Embellishments: Brights Assortment Brads
Punches: Scallop Edge, Small Oval, Large Oval
Tools: Paper Snips, Block 'B' (117147)
Finished Size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rejoin SU for $35 during the month of July!!!

Join my Stampin' Essentials Team and ReJoin Stampin' Up! for just $35 during the month of July! This limited time offer is for former SU Demonstrators and is the BEST promotion they've given Demonstrators! You can CLICK HERE for more information or EMAIL ME and I'd be happy to answer any of your questions!

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1) (US only)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Site (DBWS) subscription. For example, mine is:
  • All the SU Demonstrator benefits including the Monthly Stampin' Success Magazine and Stampin' Connection (facebook type forum for SU demos only!!!) plus incentive trips, Convention and Regionals!
Happy Stamping!
~Kari Linder

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CQC #42 - Owl for You

Happy Tuesday to you! I think we had a record number of entries last week at the Colour Q! So congrats to all of you that entered the challenge! This week we have another fun challenge featuring the colors: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Whipser White! Here's my card based upon the colors paired with this week's Taylored Expressions sketch!

The new Two-Step Owl Punch in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog is a FAVORITE already! It's so Cute! There are lots of little pieces and parts so it's easy to paper piece him/her together in different colors and 'outfits'! It's so fun! This punch is only $16.95! The item number for ordering is: (118074)

Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Paper: Island Oasis DSP
Punches: Owl, Round Tab, 1-3/4" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
Embellishments: Brights Assorted Brads
Tools: Circle Scissor and Glass Mat
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Happy Stampin'

Monday, July 19, 2010

NEW Stampin' Up! RetroFit Color Kits

With the HUGE Stampin' Up! Color Renovation Stampin' Up! in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, there are some exciting offers for you so that you can RetroFit your existing color collection with the NEW colors and the 2010 In Colors! With these new color kits, you can get the NEW colors and the colors you need without the expense of replacing the products you currently have! There are specific kits for Retrofitting your markers, ink pads, card stock, Stampin' Pastels, and Watercolor Wonder Crayons collections!

CLICK HERE to download the RetroFit color Kit Flyer!
To start shopping On-Line by SU Color, CLICK HERE!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What I've been working on this weekend!

Does my card pictured to the right look familiar!?! I made this card as part of my CQC Design Team posts! Click Here to read all the details and see my original post!
My dear friend Meghann's mom emailed me asked me to create (20) of these cards for her! She really liked the color scheme and layout and wanted (20) of them in various sentiments (Sympathy, Birthday, Thank You)! SO...that's what I've been working on this weekend! LOTS of punching, cutting, and scoring!!! These cards are 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" Square and perfectly fit inside the Stampin' Up! Whisper White Square Envelopes (107289), which can be ordered in a pack of 20 for $7.50. Here's the supply list below if you're interested in placing a Stampin' Up order On-Line!

To shop for Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes (111672), Friends 24-7 (113218)
Ink: Always Artichoke (105219)
Card Stock: Always Artichoke (105119), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Cameo Coral (Retired), Sage Shadow (Retired)
Paper: Patterns Pack DSP III (Retired)
Embellishments: Filigree Brads (112577), Rich Regals Brads (106953), 5/16" Neutral Brads (112534), Button Latte (114333), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)
Punches: Two Step Bird (117191), Boho Blossoms (110711), Scallop Circle (109043), 1-3/8" Circle (104401), 1-1/4" Circle (104403), 1-3/8" Square (103375), 1-1/4" Square (104400)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Finial Press (115963), Perfect Polka Dot (117335)
Finished Size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" Square

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July! Kari's On-Line Clearance Rack!!

Welcome to my UPDATED On-Line Stampin' Up! Retired Products Clearance Sale! ALL ITEMS ARE EITHER NEW AND/OR GENTLY USED AND IN GREAT CONDITION! Most products are priced at a discount off the original catalog price!

To order, please EMAIL ME with your name, mailing address and choices from my products pictured below or if there is something specific you're looking for. Stamps and accessories will sell quickly! Orders are first come, first serve! Please pay promptly via Paypal, or by sending me your payment. I will do my best to keep this page updated as merchandise is SOLD - (I just went through and deleted the sold items).

  • Shipping to Domestic U.S. only
  • PayPal, Cash, or Check Accepted
  • Your order will be mailed to you within 1-2 business days of confirmed payment and will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or First Class
  • Returns and/or exchanges not accepted
  • To view my samples using the products below, visit my Stampin' Essentials blog. There's a link on the left side bar where you can search for a particular Stampin' Up! stamp set name, product, or Technique and view my previous blog posts
  • If you have any questions, you can Email Me anytime!
  • Please note: Not all the items on this list are Stampin' Up! but most are
  • I'll add products to this post as I clean out my Stampin' Studio!
  • Scroll through the end of this post to see all the items I've included in my On-Line Clearance Rack!
  • Everyone that places an order will receive a BONUS gift from me!
  • Titles and prices are listed UNDER the picture!
Introducing - $15

Simply Thanks - $7

Merry & Bright - $5

At Home Simply Scrappin' Kit - $15

Bazzill Monochromaic Red/Orange Textured Card Stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - $4

Bazzill Monochromatic Yellow/Orange Textured Card Stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - $4

Paper Crafts Scrapbook to Cards Idea Book - $10 (I have 2 available)

Life Artist by Ali Edwards (with poster) - $10 (I have two available)

Stacey & Friends 40 Techniques for Making Cards - $10 (I have 2 available)

Hope you have fun shopping my On-Line Clearance Rack! Let me know if you have questions! I'll be updating and adding to this post as things sell!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #11

Is it Thursday already!?! Is July 1/2 over!?! WOW! Where does the time go!?! Well here we are with another Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge and this is just such a fun one! I chose to focus on the NEW Stampin' Up! colors Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight for my project today! I also used the NEW Hostess Level 1 stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog called, It's the Thought (120027 - Clear Mount). It's just the cutest set! I really like this one! The image I used today with the little vase and flowers just seemed to be perfect for this week's challenge!
My card layout is based up the sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions! I thought the NEW Stampin' Up! Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die (118872) would be perfect to follow along with this layout!

To place a Stampin' Up! Order On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: It's the Thought (120027 - Clear Mount), Block 'B' (117147)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (102566), Daffodil Delight (119667), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP (117167)
Embellishments: Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Scallop Rectangle (118872), Vintage Wallpaper (120175), Blender Pens (102845)
Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SCIC Sneak Peek and Stampin' Up! Promotions

Here's a sneak peek to my creations for the next Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! The SCIC Design Team is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love stamping and creating fun, innovative projects based upon new Inspiration photos each week. We love using Stampin' Up! products, but we encourage you to join us and use your favorite supplies and stamps! The Top 3 Picks are announced on Wednesdays and winners receive a fun badge to share on their blog! Click here to see the top picks from last weeks Challenge #10! Congrats ladies on your great work!!! On Thursday, you can see all the beautiful projects from the Design Team for our next SCIC Challenge. Until then, enjoy the Sneak Peek to the NEW It's a Thought Stamp Set in the Summer Mini Catalog and latest info about the incredible Stampin' Up! promotions happening right NOW!

Stampin' Up! Promotions!

  • Looking for the NEW Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!?! Just send me an Email and I will mail you a copy for $9.95 + $4.90 Shipping/Handling (US Only). Or get it FREE when you purchase my June and/or July Card Kit! Click Here for details!
  • Stampin' Up is offering NEW Color Renovation Kits during the month of July! These kits feature the NEW colors so you can purchase different kits of Ink Pads and Card Stock for the different sets of colors you want! They are priced so that it's like getting the card stock for FREE! CLICK HERE for details!
  • ReJoin Stampin' Up! for just $35 during July! If you were a former SU Demonstrator that left during the past few months, you can ReJoin SU and join my Stampin' Essentials team for just $35 with a special Rejoin Starter Kit! CLICK HERE for more information!
  • My Christmas in July Clearance Rack is in full swing! This On-Line Clearance Rack features an assortment of products from my Stampin' Studio at huge discounted prices! I recently updated it with SOLD items in Red and will add more items as things sell through! Pay via paypal or mail me a check! Please email me for availability of items!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CQC #41 Watercolor Trio Happy Birthday Card

It's another fun and girly color challenge at the Colour Q! For this challenge of Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and I swaped out Pink Passion since it's retired - and used Melon Mambo, which is very close! My card layout is based upon the fantastic sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping! I hope you have time this week to join us at the CQC - we'd love to have you stamp with us!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:

  • New Ribbon! One of my favorite things in the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog is the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, which comes in {13} colors! I used the Basic Black ribbon and with the white trimmed edges, it doesn't get 'lost' against my Basic Black card base!
  • My 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on page 157 of the IBC. It comes in a set of 24 stamps, with a greeting for every Occasion! What I love the most about this set is that almost every greeting fit perfectly inside the Word Window Punch, which can be layered with the Modern Label Punch as well!
  • The Watercolor Trio stamp set is one of my favorites from the Summer Mini Catalog! You can get this set in either Wood Mount or Clear Mount and it will only be available for purchase until August 31st!

To Shop for Stampin' Up! ON-LINE 24/7, Click Here!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Watercolor Trio (120084), Block 'H' (118490)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301), Melon Mambo (115656), Basic Gray (109120)
Card Stock: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (101731), Pretty in Pink (100459), Basic Gray (121044)
Embellishments: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261), Neutrals Brads (119736)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402), Word Window (119857), Modern Label (119849)
Finished Size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

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