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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Cards - Repurposed

One gets sidetracked when it's time to put away everything Christmas.  So instead of packing away or throwing out, I sat down and make several cards and/or tags from cards I received at Christmas.  The sparkly ones were my favourite to play with (although the sparkles don't really show up in these pics).  Here are just a few of the ones I did in a short period of time.

These first two are very sparkly in real life.  It was easy to just crop the focal point, trim the sentiments from the bottom of the card and adhere with dimensionals to lower half.  



This beautiful winter scene pops with a bit of red as the backing.  I think it could be used as a note card also.


A couple of tags all set for next year!

Now on to playing with some of the great stuff from this year's Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration freebies!!

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Cindy

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Color Me Happy Project Kit - So Happy For You - Stampin' Up!

Here is the second of the cards in the Color Me Happy Project Kit.   (available while quantities last)
Stampin' Blends were a special release so they are not in the annual catalogue yet.  They will be in the Occasions catalogue that comes out tomorrow (Jan. 3/18)

Everything you need is in the kit (you supply the markers and Momento Ink plus any adhesives).  Today's card uses gold foiled tape and sequins that were included.  The sentiment piece and white piece are already cut out for you!

The Blends are Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers and are easy to use with two (light and dark) shades for each colour.  You can click on the photo below for colour choices.


These are the fun images in the Color Me Happy (red rubber) stamp set.  

Buy the Blends individually, in pairs or buy the whole set.

Contact me or go to my on-line store for these and all the other great products Stamp' Up! carries.

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Cindy

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Color Me Happy Project Kit - Stampin' Up!


Well, it's the new year and I thought this was a great card to start it off!

This is pretty much my first go at using the new Blends, Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers.  You can find them on page 31 of the new Occasions catalogue that goes live Jan. 3/18.  I am no artist and still have a lot to learn but it was fun!  This card is from the Color Me Happy Project Kit (available while quantities last).

My card used two of the colours, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie.  There are 12 exclusive colours, each with a dark and light marker.  Buy them as single markers or as combo packs.






So, here's to a wonderfully creative new year!  

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Cindy



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit - Design 6 and 7 - Stampin' Up!


Soft Sayings Card Kit; designs 6 and 7.  Here we have the regular sized card (5.5 X 4.25) and a small square note card (3 X 3)  They have co-ordinating envelopes, not shown.  Having trouble getting great lighting the last couple of days.  They are just delightful in real life! But the simple design, fun elements and ease of assembly are the attraction to this sweet kit.

Just a couple more posts on this set.  You can see the kit on page 10 and 11 of the annual catalogue.  $46.00 gets you an all-inclusive kit.  Stamps, ink, block, and all consumables are included.  It is a great gift idea for any crafter.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit - Design 5 - Stampin' Up!



#5 out of the 10 designs included in the Soft Sayings Card Kit.   Just stamp (in this case it was the sentiment and the grey leaves) and then adhere the rest of the elements.  It's that simple!

Each of the cards had a different sentiment on the front except one, which was used twice.  Here you can see all the sentiments at a glance.  You can however, change up the sentiments if you like; just pick one that fits on the sentiment piece.  This stamp set is included in the kit and is not available separately.  

You will have fun creating all 20 cards.  Visit my on-line store...

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Cindy

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit - Design 4 - Stampin' Up!


The Soft Saying Card Kit (an all inclusive kit) has three sizes of cards in its designs.  This is the medium card and has a 5" X 3.5" card base.

If you don't have a lot of supplies or just want some quick and easy cards to make, then this is a great kit.  It is $46.00 and includes everything you need to make 20 cards!  It can be found on page 10 and 11 of the annual catalogue.

Another great addition to this kit is the Soft Sayings Card Kit Refill.
"Use the stamp set and ink from the Soft Sayings Card Kit with this refill kit to create even more cards!  Includes everything from the Soft Sayings Card Kit - minus the stamp set, ink, block and box - so you can create 20 cards."  $28.00

Or.....

Use the refill kit for your scrapbooking pages and incorporate all those wonderful elements to create awesome pages!  Alternately, you can make all the cards but just use your own ink and stamps. 

Either way, it is an awesome kit!

Until next time...

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit - Designs 2 & 3 - Stampin' Up!


Here we are with two more of the Soft Sayings Card Kit designs.  
This is the full size (4.25
X 5")  and a 3" X 3", including the fun little envelopes that co-ordinate.  I have left in the insides blank for now, but you could easily stamp one of the included sentiments on the inside too.

I love the pop of washi tape and baker's twine.  The colour pallet is so pretty.

You can find this kit on page 10 and 11 of the annual catalogue. 


This catalogue image shows all the elements included in the kit; even the great gift box!

7 more card designs left to show...

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Cindy

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit- Stampin' Up!


Just a short post on this Thanksgiving Sunday.  This coming week I will be posting the cards from the Soft Sayings Card Kit found on page 10 and 11 of the annual catalogue. 

I chose this Thanks card as the first to show off in this delightful and fun card kit.  I have made them all and they are easy, fun and super cute.  The kit makes 20 cards; 2 @ of 10 designs.  There are so many elements in this kit!  In fact, there are so many, that I misplaced a couple of them.  So I ended up die cutting a couple of leaves for the card that is lying flat using a retired thinlit.    The colours co-ordinate with Stampin' Up!'s colours so it was easy to choose the same green and replace my missing pieces.  Problem solved.  

This is an all inclusive kit.  That means it comes with...

Soft Sayings stamp set and clear block
20 card bases, 2 each of 10 designs.
20 envelopes
Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Spot
Die-cut accents in gold glitter, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and white
Lemon Lime Twist Baker's Twine
Washi Tape
Stampin' Dimensionals

See you tomorrow for another sample from this great kit!

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Cindy

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Be Merry Kit - Stampin' Up!

The Be Merry Kit (found on page 32 of the holiday catalogue) is definitely fun, easy and super cute!  The kit is $25.50.  Also needed are a hot glue gun, dimensionals and Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I did iron the ribbon to get the fold creases out of them. 

The kit makes 12 ornaments; 6 each of the green and red.  It is a miserable, rainy day here today so taking photos was a challenge.  Otherewise, I would have taken photos of all 12 completed ornaments.


If you are looking for a great craft project, I certainly recommend this Be Merry Kit.  No stamping involved!!

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Cindy

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

From Stampin' Up! - 7 years


Received this sweet card from Stampin' Up! Canada in the mail at the end of August.  It is always special to receive a hand made card in the mail and so nice of Stampin' Up! Canada to remember their demonstrators!

I did take a flip through the catalogue to see if I could find the name of the stamp set and DSP used but didn't find it.  Products I did recognize are:

Vintage Crochet Trim (new holiday catalogue)
Stitched Shaped Framelits
Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
Gold Foil Sheets
Gold Metallic Thread

Thanks for Dale and the rest of the team for taking the time to remember demonstrators!

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Cindy

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