Making it Monday using Flourishing Phrases and 2017 In Colors

Making it Monday is back on my calendar! Yay!

Flourishing Phrases has been my work horse stamp set.  I reach for it each time I need to quickly make a sympathy, thank you or congratulations card and let someone know that I’m thinking of them.  I really think this is an all time classic.

I had yet to create a set of cards with the same design but with all five of Stampin’ Up!’s In Colors, until now.  I knew I wanted to use all five colors but I also knew I wanted to add some metallics as well.  So I pulled out my metallics and had a blast.  I’ve paired copper, gold and silver with colors that I thought complimented each In Color.  I added Copper to Fresh Fig and Berry Burst.  Gold was an easy marry for Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  Powder Pink and Silver is probably my all time favorite color and metallic pairing.  I love, love, love the way these cards turned out.  I hope you do as well.

The card base is cut from a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ Thick Whisper White card stock.  I cut the full sheet in half along the 11″ side at 5 1/2″ and then scored 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″.  I Cut the Silver Foil Card Stock at 3 3/4″ by 5 1/2″, the Powder Pink Card Stock at 3 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ and the top panel Whisper White Card Stock at 3 1/4″ by 5 1/2″.  Those are the measurements as I explained in the video.

Tell me what In Color you like the best and  if you had your pick which metallic would you pair it with.

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Thank you for dropping in and visiting a while.  I hope you have a great day!

Steph

Colorful Seasons Facebook Group Online Class Announcement

I’m very excited to announce that this month’s Facebook Virtual Class is on the Colorful Seasons Bundle.

Colorful Seasons Card

The above card is just one example.  Order the Bundle (#145348) by clicking here you are automatically added to the Colorful Seasons Online Class Group free.  If you would rather buy into the class and have unlimited access to the video classes, ideas, share ideas and communicate with everyone and gain inspiration from others then email me so I can send you the link to purchase.  You can email me at steph@stephaniedeesestamps.com.

The card pictured above was created using the following:

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Thank you for stopping by!

Steph

Simply Sunday, Simply Beautiful Cards featuring the Label Me Pretty Punch

Welcome back!  Today is Simply Sunday and today’s project is featuring old and new products that Stampin’ Up! offers.  I’ve got a video for this Sunday’s card project, I hope you enjoy it.

Label Me Pretty Sympathy Card

This card uses the new Thick Very Vanilla card stock as the base.  I cut an 8 1/2″ by 11″ sheet of Thick Very Vanilla card stock in half to get an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″.  Then I scored this at 4 1/4″, at the half way point of the 8 1/2″ side.  This created the base. (Please know that I always want to include the very basic instructions just in case someone who has never created a card from scratch stumbles on this post.)

The Sahara Sand card stock was a scratch piece I had and I cut it at 5 1/4″ by 4″.  The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was one that Stampin’ Up! retired from the Occasions Catalog, it sold out quick.  I love it and I’m winding down my stash by creating cards that are fun and easy.  This was also a scrap piece that I cut down to 5 1/8″ by 3 7/8″ being careful to ensure that the design is directionaly (I think I just made up a word! LOL) correct.  Some Designer Series Papers are design with a top and bottom, or a direction so be careful and ensure you are cutting it correctly for what you want.

Okay, so you can see the remaining instructions in the video but know that I’m always available if you have questions so just ask.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love you guys! Enjoy your Sunday!

Steph

Beautiful Cards With One Bundle, Eastern Palace Bundle

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle is an awesome creative kit to get you going and making beautiful cards and scrapbook pages.  The 12×12 paper alone is to die for.  The Starter Bundle comes with free note cards and envelopes.  Wow!

The Premier Bundle comes with a free pack of new Thick Very Vanilla card stock and Very Vanilla Envelopes.  When you get these bundles you are set and ready to get to creativity.  What more do you want?

I LOVE this stamp set.  Yeah, I’ve said it before but really how could you not?

Order yours today before this promotion bundle offer ends, May 31, 2017.  Enter the hostess code MGFCGQSS and receive free gifts from me as well as an invite to the Eastern Palace Facebook Group Virtual Class to view video tutorials, tips and inspiration.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help placing your order.

Thank you!

Steph

Making It Mondays, Eastern Palace Suite Thank You Card

So today starts a new series for me, Making It Mondays.  I’m going to feature a video every week on Monday show you how to make cards using products that I’m featuring in the Facebook Group Classes.  I want you to see as many ideas and uses for these products that Stampin’ Up! has available.  I love them and I know you will too.  Each time I create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project I enjoy myself and have the satisfaction of a nicely created mini piece of art and I want you to experience that as well.  Stampin’ Up! makes it easy with color coordination and many accessories to create special items that you can be proud of.

Eastern Beauty Stamp SetSo above you can see the images in the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!  What do you think?  I love it!  I’ve really started getting to know the stamp set and all the combinations that you can put together to create your own artwork.  No serious art studying required.  But the Thank You card I created in this Making It Mondays video only uses two of the stamps.  The “thank you” and one of the small elements.

 

When I ordered the Eastern Palace Bundles in the pre-order for demo’s I ordered the Premier Bundle.  This bundle includes the dies, tassels and the Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock.  The Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock is free.  I’ve included a link to purchase both below.  Use that link to go to my shopping page and you can see all the items included in each bundle.  When you place your order use the hostess code # MGFCGQSS and you will be granted access to the Eastern Palace Class Group.  Choose the Starter Bundle and receive Mini Tassels Assortments and pre-cut card stock and die pieces to complete each project.  Choose the Premier Bundle and receive full/new Metallic Thread in Gold as well as a roll of the 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig.  You must order on or before May 31st because that is when the bundle offer expires.

 Never hesitate to contact me, ask me or suggest anything.  I love to hear from you!

Thank you!

Steph

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Eastern Palace Suite Featured on Simply Sunday

This is going to be a new regular post for Sundays.  Simply Sunday posts will show you simple and clean cards that are beautiful and stunning in their simplicity.

Eastern Palace Suite Hello Card

Today I’m featuring the Eastern Palace Suite that is now available for order on the Stampin’ Up! website prior to the catalog going live.  This Suite is available as two bundles, one is the Starter Bundle for $60.50 (147196) with a free set of Very Vanilla Note Cards and matching Envelopes.  The larger of the two is the Premier Bundle (147207) that is $103.50.  You can read more about it in this PDF. Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

Eastern Palace Suite Thank you card for Simply Sunday

My intention is to show you that you can make beautiful cards with simple ingredients.  Card stock, ink and stamps work together to create lovely understated cards.  I’ve used the Very Vanilla Note Cards and the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Both of which are included in the Easter Palace Starter Bundle.

Eastern Beauty To Think of you is to Smile Card

Also in the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle you will find that you receive three of the new In Color Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads.  The new colors included are Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  You can see the I’ve used two, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig in most.  I love these two colors together, they are so beautiful.

Eastern Palace Bundle Card

I also used the Lemon Lime Twist in this simple thank you card.  I do like the color but some colors just need to grow on you a while and this one has me.  This stamp set has gorgeous designs mixed with timeless greetings that can be used for many purposes.  Of course, everyone needs a thank you card and I love how simple yet elegant this one turned out to be.

Eastern Palace Bundle Lets be Friends Forever card

And this here is my favorite greeting in the stamp set. Let’s be friends forever!  How is that to start your note to someone who means a lot to you?  Wow, I’ve got the perfect person in mind for this one.

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Cool & Tasty Treats Facebook Group Class

Cool & Tasty Treats Online Facebook Group Class

Cool & Tasty Treats Class Card

Registration and orders will be open from now until May 31st.  There are only fifteen (15) slots open so hurry and place your order.  Order the Cool Treats Bundle (#145181) via the shop now button at the right of this page and be sure to enter the hostess code # 9697CSJF.  The Shop Now image below the words will take you to the Stampin’ Up! website where you can enter the item number given above.  When you place your order be sure my name is in the top right part of the webpage.  Be sure to enter the hostess code and please allow me to contact you or you won’t receive your class items.

You will receive 1 roll of one of the Tasty Treat Designer Washi Tape and 12, 6×6 cuts of the Tasty Treat Specialty Designer Series Paper as well as the card stock to complete the projects that are show cased in the online class.    Make cards with 4 designs, eight cards total, and a 2 page scrapbook page.  Also view videos on 3-D and many other projects through out the year.

The class will be a Facebook Group where you will be given membership and will consist of videos for instructions on how to make 4 card designs and 2 scrapbook layouts.  You will also be able to communicate, ask questions of myself as well as the other participants and share your cards and projects.

*Note that you must provide your own Big Shot, tapes, glues and inks.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you in class.

Steph

Cool Treats Card Measurements for Video!

Cool Treats Card, Stephanie Deese Stamps

I told you that I would post the measurements for this card from my video in a blog post so here it is.  I really enjoyed making the card and the video.  Luckily my face (no makeup day) did not get in the video, Yay!!!!  So the video is posted and I did not have to redo any of it nor did I edit it.  I do edit videos sometimes but this was just a video to show my process, it’s raw and impromptu.  I laugh at myself a lot and let’s face it, if you can’t laugh at yourself then you are too serious!

I began with Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White 11” x 8 ½” card stock. Cut the card stock in half along the 11” length at 5 ½”.  I then scored the card stock at 4 ¼” along the 8 ½” side.  Fold along the score line.

The Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock was cut at 5 3/8” by 4 1/8”.  The Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper was trimmed at 5 ¼” by 4”.

The Whisper White card stock that I stamped the Popsicle on measures 4” by 3 ½”.

I hope you enjoy the video and find that it helps you along in your journey of card making.

If you have any questions feel free to ask it here and I will answer.  If you wish to shop with me click on the link to the right and shop away!  I would love to have you as a customer.  If you need a catalog just request one from me and I shall send it your way.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to posting more projects and videos in the future.

Steph

Getting Ready for the Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival! April 8th!

The local Dogwood Festival is fast approaching and I am excited to participate in this event as a vendor.  This will be my first Art Festival and I am a little nervous but happy to be taking the leap.

I’m working on individual cards, card sets, DIY Card packs, home decor items as well as other things.

Some cards you have seen before on my blog and I have a tutorial that you can down load to make these yourself.  I have created a set of four cards that will be available in a very cute tin that you can keep to organize your cards.

 

Lift Me Up Tin of Cards

I have taken the Card Tin from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration and decorated with the Carried Away Designer Series Paper as well as the Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  I’ve created two of these and absolutely love them!  I’m not too sure I can let them go.

I’m taking two more tins and decorating them using the Cool Treats Suite and adding four coordinating cards.

Cool Treats Cards using the Cool Treats Suite

I am in love with these suites from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  The suites make it easy to put beautiful cards together with little thought before hand.  All you have to do is choose a coordinating color and the DSP (Designer Series Paper) you love, grab the stamp set, thinlits and coordinating ink and your set.  You will have a masterpiece in no time.

If you are in the Tallapoosa, GA area on Saturday April 8th please take time to stop by.  You will have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and sticking around.

Love you guys!

Steph