Balloon Bash Birthday!

Balloon Bash Birthday!

One of the things I love about this set is the ability to make your own background paper.  The best part, most people, that are in the know, don’t know which side is the stamped side.  I test drove this card and asked some people who are not familiar with stamping and they ALL agreed, they weren’t sure.
Balloon Bash-Christine PyrchThis color palette of Bermuda Bay and Night Of Navy is a sure hit with me this season.  This set and the colors  make for a great gender neutral birthday card idea.

Christine’s Tips:

    • Don’t have a coordinating ribbon?  Use a narrow strip of cardstock over the separation between the two papers.
    • I cut my Happy Birthday off of the main HB image.  This way I could use a different ink color.
    • The Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper has some perfect designs to make masculine cards.  Be sure to check them out here.

Stampin’ Supplies:

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Fall Flower Patch

Fall Flower Patch Idea!

Flower Patch FallYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • On this sample, I used the solid stamps to create a vivid and bold statement using wonderful Fall colors
  • I started with the lighter colors first, ending with the darker, Elegant Eggplant.
  • Try to cover as much white as you can, leaving a little bit to stamp smaller images.
  • Keep your sentiment simple as you don’t want to over power an already bold collage.
  • Of course, you need to add a 3-dimensional element to your card front, such as the five-point flower from the Flower Fair framelits.
  • Don’t forget to stamp the inside, especially if you have to add a piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of your darker card stock.


Inside of Flower Patch Fall
Stampin’ Supplies:

Pansy Punch and Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack

Are you someone who takes out their craft supplies, then proceeds to sit and stare at your supplies while thinking of something to make?

A quick solution is to open any Stampin’ Up! catalog and use a layout to get your crafting started.

I, like many, am strapped for time, so I find this method quick, easy and saves time as well.

Pansy PunchYour Stamping Teacher Tips

  • Using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Pack?  Layout the papers side by side for the best coordination.
  • The Silver Glimmer paper adds a lot of bling to any project.  It pairs particularly well with the Coastal Cabana.
  • Try stamping your sentiment and turning it in the vertical position for something different.
  • Pennants are all the rage, so be sure to cut all the ends to keep the theme.
  • The Express Yourself sentiments are hostess stamps.  Need the perfect words to add to your card?  This fits the bill!  I can show you how to earn yours for FREE!

Do you have a favorite Designer Series Paper for this season?  I happen to love the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack.  Easy to use and easy to coordinate.

Stampin’ Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Express Yourself (Hostess)
  • Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
  • Paper:  Whisper White,  Fresh Prints Designer Paper Pack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Coastal Cabana
  • Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Large Rhinestones

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Best Of Birthdays

Yes, folks!  The Best of 25 Years is winding down and we are into the last few days that these stamp sets will be available.

March 31st is the last day to order these sets…if there is something you want, don’t miss out–order before the end of the month!

By all accounts, once they are gone…they are GONE!

Best Of Birthdays

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:

  • I doubled stamped the Happy Birthday to you.  Once in Baked Brown Sugar and once in Coastal Cabana.  I cut out the Coastal Cabana, then I hand cut the Birthday and mounted it with Stampin’ Dimensionals to POP it up.
  • ALL the papers from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Pack coordinate with one another.  Perfect for when you are in a pinch.
  • Layout is from the Sale A Bration catalog!  You just gotta LOVE the ideas in the catalogs!  Wouldn’t you agree?!

Best Of 25 Years

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