Friday, September 13, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 09-13-13-An Early Halloween Card

Hi Stampers:

It's time again for Sketch Frenzy Friday!  This week I am the sketch artist, and here is the sketch:
And here is my creation:
To tell you the truth, the card came before the sketch!  This was a card we did in my August workshops, and it was loved by all my customers!  Here's what I used:
  • Tangerine Tango card stock #111349 and ink pad #126946
  • Basic Black card stock #121045
  • Stazon Jet Black ink pad #101406
  • Very Vanilla card stock #101650
  • Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
  • Halloween Bash stamp set  clear#130580, wood#130577
  • Decorative Label Punch #120907
  • Scallop Oval Punch #119856
  • Large Oval Punch #119855
  • Beautifully Baroque TIEF #130917
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
  • Perfect Polka Dots TIEF #117335
  • 1" Square Punch #124094--used to flag the ends of the DSP banners
Now that you've viewed my creation, go to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and look at all the designers" cards.  And please join us!  We'd love to see what you create!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 09-06-13 MDS Halloween Card

Hi Stampers!

Today on Sketch Frenzy Friday, we have a very creative sketch given to us by Jennifer:
I love the arrangement of elements in this sketch, and I used all of them except the brads in the corners.  I also chose to use MDS for this, since my camera is giving me fits right now, and I couldn't take a picture of the hand stamped card I made!!  I've had this camera since 2008 and it's been thru a lot of abuse in the five years.  Maybe it's time for a new one(hint to my husband!).

Please go to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and check out all the creations of our designers!  And don't forget to add your own creation with the link tool!  We love to create for you and we love to see your creations!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Latenight Stampers Challenge 230

Hi Stampers:

The Latenight Stampers group has a Summertime challenge going on this week.  I decided to post this card to the challenge:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Gingham Garden Washi Tape and BOTH of our Butterfly punches--although I used only one on this card.  I also love the Hostess Set Express Yourself--the font is so pretty and it has some great sentiments in it.  I used Melon Mambo for the base of my card and the butterfly.  Of course, Melon Mambo is one of the colors in the washi tape.  I textured the Butterfly with the Delicate Designs TIEF and added some rhinestones for a little bling.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Envelope Punch Board--New item starting today!

Hi Stampers:

Exciting news from Stampin' Up!  We have a new product available starting TODAY!  It is the Envelope Punch Board!


  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!  $19.95 (US) 
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.