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Stampin’ Blends are on the way

Hey folks!

If you saw my last post, you saw a preview of the new Stampin’ Blends markers that will be coming out in the near future. I have another quick card for you today using those markers, showing you how nifty they really are:

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As you can see this is a really simple, quick card – but so pretty with the shading of the new Blends. I used the Floral Statements and the Sheet Music stamp sets for this, as well as some sponging around the edges.
I used several different colors (Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette) to get the flowers done, then both the light and dark colors of the Old Olive for the leaves. Not only do they blend together nicely to look good, they are easy to use! You get two different tips on each marker so you can use the brush side to color a bigger area, or the smaller nib for smaller areas or to scrub the colors together.

For just a few more days, you can get the Blends as part of your starter kit if you join my team! Right now it’s only available to demonstrators. The awesome part is you can get them with the starter kit discount AND… FREE Shipping! This really is a fantastic offer.

Starter kits are available for $99, and you get to pick $125 in product! That’s $26 in product for FREE, and you get FREE shipping (just pay tax). You can pick the Blends as part of that kit, or any other combination of products you choose. Just contact me asap to join my team or click here.  Hurry though, as the Blends are only available to Demonstrators through October 15th!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – SAB Thank You Set

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Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme; this month it is Sale-A-Bration!

It’s been a busy month and I haven’t had as much time to play with the SAB items as I had hoped, but today I have a set of cards here for you that was so quick to make! I used the SAB set, So Very Much. It’s the kind of set where the sentiment can be the entire card – super easy to do!

I decided to pair it up with some of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog. I picked three of the colors in the DSP, and used those as the background for the cards.  Here they are all together:

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I used the Gold embossing powder with Versamark directly on the DSP, and layered it on Very Vanilla. Off to the side is one of the Lace Doilies with some Gold Metallic Thread. Some of the gold sequins have been added for a little bling to finish them off.

Here are the three versions individually…
Sahara Sand:

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Blushing Bride:

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Soft Sky:

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I hope you like them, and remember – for each and every $50 in merchandise spent – you can earn this set (or other items) for FREE. 🙂
What’s even better, if you join my team you can pick 2 additional FREE stamp sets with your starter kit, ANY stamp sets from the catalogs, as your SAB treat!  Contact me for details, or check it out on my website here!


Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you have fun looking through all their projects, too!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber

PCCC194 – Flowers in new In-Colors

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to a challenge, and this week was a perfect time to catch this one, as I am using the new In-Colors to make a flower card for this week’s theme, and then I’m sending it off for a team swap! Perfect timing! 🙂

You may know every year Stampin’ Up comes out with 5 new In-Colors, and they are good for two years… so there is plenty of time to get to know, love, and use these new colors!  The new catalog starts June 1st, so if you need one, contact me!

The Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCCC194 this week is Flowers:

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I used all 5 of the new In-Colors and a fancy fold to create my flowery card.
The new names are Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy.  Here is a quick look at all of them together:

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And…. here is the front of my card, which I had to hold closed for the picture…

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I used the Botanical Builder Framelits for all of the flowers and leaves. This is such a cool set of framelits since there are so many sizes and styles of flowers and leaves in it! I sponged a little bit of black around the edges of the flowers. Rhinestones are the centers.

The sentiment is from the B.Y.O.P. stamp set, which is great for pairing with gift cards – but you can see it doesn’t have to be only for that. I stamped it in Versamark on vellum, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flower paper under the vellum is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the black sheet with little flowers all over it.

Here are some more pics of the card, to give you a better idea how it opens up:

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and this is how it looks from the side, to show the gate-style fold:

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I hope everyone likes it! This was a fun one to make.


If you missed it, I also have a card class coming up next weekend, and still have room! Take a look at your calendars, and let me know!  I will be featuring some retiring items and have some fantastic deals on my past retired stamps and supplies that I need to pass on to others so I can make room for some new stuff. 🙂

Thanks for looking!
Mak

Sprinkles of Life Thank You Tree

You are in for a treat today, as this is my second post!  If you missed the first one with a colorful birthday card, click here.
For this second post, I have used some of the Sneak Peek items from the New Stampin’ Up! catalog that goes live on June 2nd. That’s one of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator… you get to see (and receive!) NEW items BEFORE they are available to everyone else. 🙂  Good times!

Here is this week’s sketch for the Paper Craft Crew PCCCS144 :

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There’s a lot going on there, but I found just the set!  Sprinkles of Life. It’s the new Ronald McDonald House Charities set. I used one of the greetings in a previous card over here.   And, as you all know by now (and if you didn’t, you should), I love tree images.. so this one is perfect because it’s small enough to fit in some places where the Sheltering Tree image can’t!  YAY!
Here’s the card I designed for it:

I love this one. So cheery, and bright, and fun! It may not be as quick as the previous birthday card, but I think the extra time was worth it.
I used several new items on this one, in addition to the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The coordinating punch, Tree Builder, is fantastic. Instant cut out trees, leaves, flowers, birds, clouds, raindrops, and more. 🙂 So fun.

The dark green and reddish color papers are new, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder. The tree trunk ink and lighter leaves are also new – Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron. All of those are new In-Colors, and will be around for two years. Plenty of time to make lots more fun things.  The DSP is part of the Cherry on Top paper stack. Lots of fun designs in coordinating colors!

The sentiment is from Lots of Thanks, and is retiring. Above and below the sentiment you will see a few embellishments… I used the Banner punch to snip the ends of the flags hanging down as well as the sentiment. The flowers and leaves are from the Tree Builder punch.

Bonus: One thing I want to point out here is the striped green paper. It’s not really striped paper… well, it wasn’t until I made it!  I took white card stock and used the Cucumber Crush marker to color the paper, but only in lines that overlapped. As the color overlaps, it gets darker. Make sure not to overlap the whole thing and then you will get stripes! I used it for one of the banners, as well as the little leaves I punched out for the flowers.
Here’s a quick pic of what that looked like:

As you can see, it’s also how you can make longer banners while still using the edge of the punch. Just feed the paper through the punch as shown, and it only punches one side of the banner at a time.
Remember, it’s always fun to experiment to see what new things you can create!
Thanks for looking,
Mak