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

The Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is Live!

I am so excited about the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog release!  There are so many amazing bundles, stamp sets and beautiful Designer Series Papers.

Annual 2017-2018 Catalog Cover

I really can’t decide which is my favorite.  I thought that nothing could top the Eastern Palace Bundle but I’m not so sure.  And the kits, whaaaaat!

Stampin' Up! Love Today Kit

Oh my planner loving goodness!  I am so stoked for this and can not wait.  I will pop back in with a video on this project.  Get yours today and share the love with me or let me guide you in your journey to planner heaven.

If you don’t have the Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog contact me today to request yours.  If you don’t have a demonstrator I would love to have you as my customer.

I’m working on projects from the new Annual Catalog so stay tuned.

Thanks 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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Retirement Product Party!!!

Wow! And a giveaway!

Who doesn’t like discounts?  I love them!  This is the time of year that Stampin’ Up! retires products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.  They offer a discount on some items but not others.  What makes this time of year so exciting, other than the discounts (up to 50% off) is that the new Annual Catalog release is fast approaching.  June 1st the catalog drops and I couldn’t be happier.  Yeah! I’ve seen it and I’m excited and can’t wait to dig into the new products.  I’m very happy that some of my favs are sticking around but the new products are to die for.

Sure I’m sad that the current Annual and Occasions Catalog are leaving us but it’s time to send them off with a celebration!  So here is where the party is going to happen.

The current Annual and Occasions Catalog sales period ends on May 31st.  So….. until then let’s have some fun!  Let’s do some giveaways!  For every customer that orders through May 31st and uses the hostess code MGFCGQSS and spends $25 and above will receive a gift.  Here is where it’s going to get fun.  For every $50 you spend you receive more.

Here is the breakdown:

  • Order $25, receive a thank you card.
  • Order $50, receive a thank you card and a card project pack from me.
  • Order $100, receive a thank you card and a card project pack as well as a new roll of Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine.
  • Order $150, DON’T use the hostess code (you have your own party to shake to), receive a thank you card, two card project packs, a new roll of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and your very own hostess rewards (10%)

You get the picture.  But on top of that I have ten brand new stamp sets to give away.  These are ones I’ve collected to use for this very reason!  I love giving away things, it’s so much fun.  To be entered in the stamp set giveaways comment on this post by telling me your favorite Stampin’ Up! product retiring or not, or just comment.  You can also visit my Facebook page and comment and share the post to be entered.

Be sure to mark the check box that allows me to contact you or else I will never know who to send the gifts to.  And won’t that be sad?

If you have any questions please never hesitate to contact me!

The retiring list will be downloadable here on my blog as well as my Facebook page.

Follow me on Facebook for more fun and adventures in crafting.

Much Love to You!!!

Steph

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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

Winner of the January Paper Pumpkin GIVEAWAY!

Yay! It’s time to announce the winner.  I had planned on picking a winner Monday, last night, but other responsibilities got in the way.  Ah, that’s life, right?  It is in my world but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love being a CASA to the kiddos I work with and get more than I give.

Also, my baby girl, two years old, was picked up by her daddy while I was late getting home.  Well, of course, he allowed her to drink Apple Juice until I got in, 9.  You know how that turned out.  Yep, she was up until 11, wild as can be.  So needless to say, yeah, I was preoccupied with my precious little girl.

With that said I’m ready to let you know…..the winner of the January Paper Pumpkin GIVEAWAY is……….Jaime Kennedy.  Yay!  You go girl!

January Paper Pumpkin Orig Project

Thank you everyone who entered and I hope you check out the Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Contact me to get your Paper Pumpkin Kit sent directly to your home from Stampin’ Up!  Get fun delivered in a box every month.

Enjoy!

Steph