I Love My Stamps

It is Stamp Showcase again!

This week’s stamp set is also August’s Best of Stamp set for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary

Best of Halloween 134381LBest of Halloween Clear mount # 134381

Every month during 2013, we’re combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.

Don’t forget to check out the sets from previous months as well. They’re available all year! (see photo gallery below)

While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.

Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Check out these sets from months past:

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Two New Thinlits Card Dies

Stampin’ Up! has announced the New Thinlits Dies

LPHeader_thinlits_Demo_7.19.13These new dies will take your card making to a whole new level

They work with The Big shot Die cut system #113439

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)

With the number of dies you’re getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!

The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets.

Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

 Circle Card Thinlits Die #133480

Label Card Thinlits Die  #133479

Happy Day Stamp Set Wood mount #130294 and Clear Mount #130297

Worth the Wait Stamp # 131094

Five-Way Flower Stamp # 131088

Both card dies pair well with:

Oh, Hello Stamp Set Wood Mount #131931 and Clear Mount #130733

Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set Wood Mount #131341 and Clear Mount #131344

Really Good Greetings Stamp Set Wood Mount # 130330 and Clear Mount #130333

Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set Wood Mount # 130324 and Clear Mount #130327

These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform #130658 so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

Go get yours today and show what you create!

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I Love My Stamps

Saturday’s Stamp Showcase is here!

That means two things:

1. It is the weekend

And

2. I get to showcase another stamp set

This set is one of my favorites and definitely one of my go to sets

Today’s stamp set is “Daydream Medallions”

Clear mount # 126467 Wood mount # 131976

Daydream Medallions 126467L

 This stamp set features five stamps

These images stack neatly, one inside the other, to create a stunning focal point for a card or scrapbook page.

They can also be used separately as lovely frames.

This stamp set coordinates with:

Floral Frames Framelits Dies #127012

And

The Daydream Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel #126939

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Daydream Stampin’ Round Jumbo Wheel

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Make sure you add this stamp set  and the Floral Frame Framelits to your collection today

Don’t forget a $50.00 order qualifies you for the mystery hostess workshop Details here

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One Stamp Set Two ways

Today I wanted to share the The Daydream Medallion Stamp Set and The Floral Frame Framelits Dies

I have made two cards using the same colors

Daydream Medallions 1 Daydream Medallions 2Both cards use Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and, Tempting Turquoise Colors

Both cards are die cut using the

Floral Frame Framelits # 127012

Both cards are stamped with the

Daydream Medallions Stamp Set Clear # 126467 Wood # 126465

The top card is layered together like a puzzle

The bottom card is individual layers built up

Please leave me a comment below about what you think of the double take on one stamp set

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A Challenge…

I was recently advised to check out Mojo Monday.

This is a weekly challenge where a design team has posted a sketch and we are challenged to create something from that sketch.

This was last Monday’s sketch.

www.mojomonday.blogspot.com

Okay first thing I did was look at other samples posted.

In the process I came across some other challenges.

Theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com offers a picture for inspiration.

Photo Inspiration #166

This is what the challenge stated:

This week Starr is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of ‘Sweet Springtime’ along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Starr asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo USING PINK, GREEN, WHITE (or CREAM) and a SEWING ELEMENT!

Then I found:

http://www.justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/05/just-us-girls-188.html

Their challenge is to use a white medium of some kind.

I decided to do all three as well as incorporate my own medium of the month which is vellum.

Here is what I came up with:

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Okay so I will try to dissect the card so you understand what I have done.

The stamp set is Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions Clear # 126467 Wood # 126465

The die cut is Floral Frame Framelits # 127012

That made the pink and green flower rings.

Next I used a 2 1/2″ punch # 120906 to punch vellum out for the back of the flower rings.

I ran the circles of vellum through the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder “Lacy Brocade” # 127819

Next I used a brayer # 102395 to add the ink to just the raised area of the vellum and attached it to the back of the flower rings.

I added a green strip of card stock and a pink strip of card stock to the card under the flowers.

The pink strip I made striped by using my Simply Scored board #122334 I scored it every 1/4 inch then brayered on white ink.

On the right side of the card I added a green strip with hand dyed ribbon pieces.

On the left I added a hand dyed ribbon bow.

For the sewing element in the one challenge I made a hand sewn ribbon rose out of white ribbon.

Everything is layered onto  Very Vanilla card stock # 101650

I had a lot of fun with this challenge and plan to keep it up.

The more challenge elements I include in one card the more difficult it becomes, which for me is half the fun.

If you know of a weekly or monthly challenge I have not listed please let me know HERE!!!