Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle

Someday I’d like to have a little adventure in a hot air balloon, but for now I’ll have to be satisfied making cards with the Lift Me Up bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Black card base with gray panel framed in white. Hot air balloons carry shades of pink and red- Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Red Rose. Sometimes I need a bit of a jolt to get my creative mind going. The jolt came from two different challenges—the Fusion Truck Bouquet (I used colors from the bouquet) with its counterpart card layout; and the Paper Players challenge #340 to use a vehicle on the card. Yes, a hot air  balloon is a vehicle—I looked it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 




Product List

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Butterfly Basics II

Image of final card sporting the colors Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Very Vanilla. The card also contains a die cut of a color butterfly.

The colors in this card were inspired by Fab Friday #104

 Interior of the card: Very Vanilla card stock with flowers and sentiment ("Sending Wishes Your Way") stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

 The Very Vanilla card base was scored to produce a “Z” fold (measurements are provided at the end of this blog post). I stamped the interior of the card with the sentiment and flower from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Sweet Sugarplum.

Also stamp a partial flower image on the front of the Very Vanilla envelope.

 Image of watercolor paper swashed in strips of Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky ink with the butterfly framelit.  An aqua painter  was used to create washed stripes of Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky on a panel of watercolor paper. When the watercolor paper was dry, a delicate butterfly was die cut from the sheet.
 Image of die cut and Die Brush set to clean up the die cut butterfly.  The Die Bush and accompanying foam pad make it very easy to remove the cut shads from the die.
 Elements of the card including envelope stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, butterfly die cut from watercolor swatch with Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Construct the card by adhering the front panel (Sky Blue card stock, plus DSP, and ribbon) to the card front (left quarter of the “Z” fold). Use Fast Fuse and Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach all of the elements of the card.

 


  • Visit my online store. Please be sure to include the host code, QY2PBEAUThis code is good through January 31st, 2017 (for orders of $150 or more, please don’t not use this code).
  • Earn free Stampin’ Up! products – join my rewards program

Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

Supply List

Card stock cuts

  • Very Vanilla: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″ and 2-1/8″)
  • Soft Sky (2): 5-1/4 x 4″ panel; and square about a 3-1/4″ square for 3″ scalloped circle die cut
  • Falling In Love Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Watercolor paper: 3″ x  5″ panel

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about Stampin’ Up!® products or any of the projects I’ve showcased in my blog.

Happy Stamping!  Linda


Free Rewards Available During Sale-A-Bration

Banner announcing Sale-A-Bration: free items (sales awards) for Stampin' Up! Customers

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-bration 2017 is going on now through March 31th

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Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.


Save on Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. Every month is a surprise, your project may be greeting cards, gift packaging, or something for home decor (not to the exclusion of additional projects).

 

Butterfly Basics

Here in North Georgia we’ve had an interesting winter. Except for one bitter cold week (much colder than usual) with snow and ice, the average daily temperatures have been at the higher end of the 60s (warmer than normal). The warm weather is a tease…. Can spring be far away? Will the daffodils at Gibbs Gardens begin blooming in late February and early March? Those random thoughts were the motivation for this card with vibrant green and yellow and the design was inspired by the Fusion Photo Challenge.

Fusion "Australia Day"

Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Up! colors are featured on this card front with a yellow detailed butterfly, ferns, and the sentiment, "Sending Wishes Your Way."

Image of the elements used to construct the final card: Garden Green and Daffodil Delight card stock, butterfly and sentiments, 1) "Sending Wishes Your Way" and 2) There is Nothing in the Caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly."
Card Elements

A bold, intentionally circular (opposed to a lighter touch and more blended background) sponging technique was applied to a piece of Whisper White card stock panel measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. When the ink was very dry, the fern stamp from the Butterfly Basics stamp set was applied to the card as was the sentiment, “Sending Wishes Your Way,” found in the same stamp set.

A butterfly was die cut from Daffodil Yellow card stock using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. It was adhered to the panel using glue dots. A rhinestone was added, for a little bling.

A small butterfly and the sentiment were added to the interior Whisper White message panel for the interior of the card.


  • Visit my online store. Please be sure to include the host code, QY2PBEAUThis code is good through January 31st, 2017 (for orders of $150 or more, please don’t not use this code).
  • Earn free Stampin’ Up! products – join my rewards program

Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

 

Supply List


Card stock cuts

  • Garden Green: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″)
  • Daffodil Delight: 5-1/4 x 4″ panel
  • Whisper White: 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Whisper White: 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel (inside panel)

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about Stampin’ Up!® products or any of the projects I’ve showcased in my blog.

Happy Stamping!  Linda


Free Rewards Available During Sale-A-Bration

Banner announcing Sale-A-Bration: free items (sales awards) for Stampin' Up! Customers

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-bration 2017 is going on now through March 31th

Shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.


Save on Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. Every month is a surprise, your project may be greeting cards, gift packaging, or something for home decor (not to the exclusion of additional projects).