It’s HERE! 2015 Occasions Catalog

This color combination has got to be one of my favorites so far with the NEW catalog!

Bermuda Bay & Night Of Navy!

Makes for a wonderful MANLY card idea or just use it for gender neutral giving.


Let me introduce you to the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

2015 Occasions Catalog

 AND,  the 2015 Sale A Bration catalog!  Remember!  For every $50 order placed in any catalog, you will be able to choose a Sale A Bration item at no cost from the catalog below!  LOTS of choices this year!



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Less Is More…

Masculine Lovely As A Tree Card Idea

Lovely As A Tree

Going through Fall without at least a card or two featuring Lovely As A Tree would be terrible and this stamp set just begs for a masculine themed card.  This set has been around a long time and I believe, it is the oldest stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! catalog!

Your Stamping Teacher Tidbits:

  • Stamp the strand of trees in the background with Crumb Cake.
  • The focal point is the black grouping in the front.
  • Simplicity is key to a masculine card.
  • I never get tired of Lovely As A Tree.  My very first stamp set.
  • My cardstock choices are Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso

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Old Meets New!

Lovely As A Tree!
Lovely As A Tree

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Using one of the images from Work of Art, I stamped in Soft Suede and re-stamped without re inking two more times to create an ombre look.
  • Embossing the tree with black embossing powder makes it POP!
  • Oops!  I noticed a little tear on the left side.  Sorry about that!
  • I suppose I could have kept it to a clean layer, but I added a little dimension by lifting the birthday sentiment up and making a banner.

Your Stampin’ Supplies:

What To Do With Those Scraps!

What To Do With Those Scraps!

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Coordinate different circles using the same Designer Series Paper.
  • That’s the best part of Stampin” Up’s! Designer Series Paper (DSP), they made it easy to matchy match.
  • I found the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin.
  • Yes folks!  The layout comes directly from Papercrafts Magazine.

Stampin'[ Supplies:

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Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

What’s all the fuss about My Paper Pumpkin?!  I’ve added some wonderful NEW stamps to my collection.   They can be used on just about any project you are creating.  Everything comes cut, scored or die cut.  Simple as that!
Inky Hugs
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Ikat Masculine!

Are you always searching for masculine card ideas for the men in your lives?  For many of us, it is a challenge with all the flowers and feminine stamped images out there.
One of my favorite kinds of cards to create is a very simple manly card and let’s face it, Eye Catching Ikat works perfectly for this kind of project.


Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  Keep the elements on your card simple.  While guys always appreciate your thoughtfulness, they just don’t like a lot of “stuff” on their cards.

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