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.

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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

January Paper Pumpkin Project and Alternative

I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  The January Paper Pumpkin did not disappoint.  I got to work right away creating the original projects which were so quick and easy to do.

January Paper Pumpkin Orig Project

I got to thinking that this would be a great scrapbooking embellishment pack.  I had fun working with it to complete my baby girls first Valentine’s Day page.  Yes, I’m behind on a few scrapbook pages so I’ve made myself a promise to work on a few pages a week to get caught up.  Lucky you can watch me as I do this and maybe you will get inspired to get those pictures out and get them into a format you will enjoy looking through and experiencing over and over again.

I used a 12 by 12 sheet of Calypso Coral Card Stock as the foundation, added some Whisper White card stock cut to size and the January Paper Pumpkin kit to embellish the page.  Let me know what you think.

We spent our first Valentine’s Day in the hospital.  I won’t go into details but baby girl is perfect now.  The bow she is sporting is one the sweetest nurse made her.  I love her to pieces and I really like how this page turned out.  Below are some other elements close up.

January Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

I think you should try Paper Pumpkin out for your self if you haven’t already.  This is a great time to sign up with no further obligation.  You can sign up with a 3 month prepaid subscription for $55.  That’s a discount of $4 and you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product when you do.  That’s a great deal.  If you don’t have a demonstrator already I would love to provide you with inspiration and guidance on how to create the projects you want to create.  Just click the Paper Pumpkin Picture to the right and the link will take you to Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Site so you can sign up.  Or just email me and I will help you out with the sign up.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!

Steph

Love Letters Class announcement!!!

Love Letters Class

I’m so excited to offer the Love Letters Online/Virtual Class.  It’s just in time for Valentine’s Day but hurry it will only be available through January 27, 2017.  Three Designs and techniques that build skills that you can use on any cards you decide to create in the future.  There are three levels to this class Basic, Premium and Deluxe.

Basic:

  • Receive a step by step PDF Tutorial and email questions answered.

Love Lots of Layers Card

Premium:

  • Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set, 27 Stamps
  • Card Stock and Die Cuts to complete three of each of the three designs
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad, Real Red Ink
  • Classic Stampin’ Pad, Soft Sky Ink
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine, enough to complete the three cards
  • Video with step by step instructions

The Art of Love Card

Deluxe: 

  • All of the Premium Package but with the Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • Full package of Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Membership into the exclusive Love Letters Class Facebook Group

Twist and Pop with Love Card

Create cards that will show your love for who ever you choose to give them to.  Valentine’s Day is a day to show your love for special people in your life.  I give out Valentine’s to family and friends to let them know that I love them and I’m thinking about them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Steph

“LOVE” Framed!

Good Monday everyone!  I hope you are doing well.  I’m in love with Valentine’s Day and I’m getting ready to post the local and online class that celebrates Valentine’s Day.  And while I was playing around with the material I decided to put together a Home Decor project for Valentine’s Day.  I love to decorate my home for the different holidays and Stampin’ Up! helps me with material and inspiration.  Sometimes once I get going I can’t stop.  I’ve put together a free tutorial for this project so check out my tutorial page and download this one and any others that are available there.

"LOVE" Framed
“LOVE” Framed

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Let me know if you try this project out or if you have any questions.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I will have sign up for the “Love What Matters” local or online class open for order tomorrow and I hope to have you join me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Steph