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Stampin’ Up Supplies: 

  • STAMPS – Truly Tailored (145735); Pocketful of Sunshine (143719)
  • PAPER – Crumb Cake (120953), Crushed Curry (131199), True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (145593), Night of Navy (100867), Tranquil Tide (144246), Very Vanilla (101650) 
  • INK – Nigh of Navy (126970), Tranquil Tide (144085)
  • OTHER – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Pocket Framelits Dies (143750), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Big Shot (143263), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332)

 
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Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11
  • Crushed Curry cardstock:  3 ¾” x 5”
  • True Gentleman DSP:  3 ⅝" x 4 ⅞"
  • Night of Navy cardstock: 3 ½” x 6” 
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock:  3” x 5 ½”
  • Crushed Curry card stock: 2” x 3”
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 2” x 3”

 


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Instructions:

  • Score card base at 5 ½” and fold in half.
  • Stamp sunglasses in Night of Navy on Night of Navy 3 times.
  • Stamp sunglasses in Tranquil Tide in Tranquil Tide 2 times.
  • Cut out sunglasses with matching sunglass die, from Pocket Framelits.
  • Attach sunglasses to True Gentleman Designer Series Paper with snail along left side slightly off paper.
  • Trim sunglasses with Paper Snips to match Designer Series Paper edge.
  • Attach Designer Series Paper panel to Crushed Curry panel.
  • Attach Designer Series Paper panel to card base with snail.
  • Cut Night of Navy oval with second largest Stitched Oval.
  • Stamp greeting in Night of Navy on Very Vanilla.
  • Cut greeting with Paper Snips close to the stamped image.
  • Punch out 2 Crushed Curry and 1 Tranquil Tide with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Attach Very Vanilla greeting to Tranquil Tide Tailed Tag punch with snail.
  • Attach Crushed Curry punch with a small reveal behind greeting, one above and one below with snail.
  • Attach greeting to stitched oval with dimensionals.
  • Attach greeting to card base with dimensionals.

 

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order: 

Product List

Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Bundle
$34.00
Truly Tailored Wood-Mount Bundle
$41.25
Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Bundle
$37.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Tailored Tag Punch
$18.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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New Color Revamp

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THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll not only have new products, but also have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting. Read on for more information!

I made a video to help explain all the new features and show you the new INK PADS!!! I think you're going to love them! This is from an impromptu Facebook Live video:

 

 

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

 

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Previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

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Here's a NEW color coach for our color families (click to see them):

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Here's a NEW color coach for the In Colors (click to see them):

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On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

 

2018 INK INFORMATION

Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast. We are working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case and do not yet have a launch date.

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we've improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes! As you may have noticed, we’ve improved our ink pad cases and ink formula! The redesigned case and formula turned out exactly as we hoped. With change, there are often questions, and we wanted to provide you with information:

Why did we change the case?

The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. We chose to improve it!

We wanted to align the updated case with the color refresh and improvements to our ink. In addition, we chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, when you invest in the new colors, you are also getting the new and improved ink pads at the same time! We wanted to make these updates and changes in a way that was most cost efficient for you.

What’s better about the case?

Using research, focus group feedback, and comments in the Product Sandbox, we discovered a few things that could improve the design of the Classic Stampin’ Pad case.

We wanted the new case to:  

  • Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
    • The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
    • The stickers include a new In Color icon.
    • We’ve continued to provide color  stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.

How is the ink different?

We improved our ink formula because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

The improved ink formula will:

  • Reduce ink bubbles.
  • Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Help lay down the ink better.

How do I know if my Classic Ink Refill has the new and improved ink?

Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, once you order an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.

Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad?

Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks. Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed. All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.

Where is the archival ink?

Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering. Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family. Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad. Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads. Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering in the new catalog. We are confident that both the Memento and StāzOn pads are high-quality inks that perform to your needs.

Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?

Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast. We are working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case and do not yet have a launch date.

I hope this information has been helpful! The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog will be available from me in the later part of May! If you're long distance and you've placed an order with me of $50 or more in the last 6 months you will receive a catalog in the mail by the end of May. If you're local I will let you know as soon as they arrive at my house and I have them ready for pick up!!! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions kelly@AStampAbove.com. 

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Totally Techniques - Emboss Resist

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Welcome to the TOTALLY TECHNIQUES APRIL BLOG HOP! This month we are concentrating on an EMBOSS RESIST technique! This is a fun technique with many different ways to do it. You'll be able to hop along when you click on the NEXT button down below to visit 8 different blogs featuring EMBOSS RESIST projects from 8 different countries. WOW! You may have just arrived here from Zoe Tant's blog or maybe you're starting with me - however you got here, please make sure you scroll down and click on the NEXT button to continue on the hop.

 

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SQUEAL!!! I love how this turned out! I used a BLACK EMBOSS RESIST technique for my project today! 

The DEFINITELY DAHLIA background stamp is gorgeous as a focal point like the card below or as a great background element on your cards and scrapbook pages. I combined it with the ONE BIG MEANING stamp set for a beautiful thank you card. Both of these stamp sets are retiring - you can get them and find all the retiring items when you scroll down the screen and click on the LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS image.


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Here's a video tutorial showing you how to create a BLACK EMBOSS RESIST card of your own: 

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

I used Melon Mambo ink on this inside layer:


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Here's a close up of that NEW DETAILED TRIO PUNCH layer - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!


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Dimensions:

  • Calypso Coral 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" & 4" scrap
  • Whisper white 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" & 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Melon Mambo 7/8" x 3-3/4"


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Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Please click on the NEXT button to see what Nadine Weiner of Germany has created with the EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE:

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Zoe Tant - UK 
Kelly Acheson - USA <------ YOU ARE HERE
Nadine Weiner - Germany 
Lynsay Mahon - Canada
Barbara Meyer - Austria
Paula Dobson - New Zealand 
Annette Elias - The Netherlands

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Product List

Definitely Dahlia Clear-Mount Background Stamp
$15.00
Definitely Dahlia Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
One Big Meaning Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
One Big Meaning Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Detailed Trio Punch
$20.00
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
$16.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill
$5.00
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
$5.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Versamark Pad
$8.50
Versamark Ink Refill
$5.00
Embossing Buddy
$6.00
Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine
$3.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Lookin' Sharp

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The TRULY TAILORED bundle is TRULY fabulous for making MAN CARDS!!!! I love the designer series paper and the punch is so easy to layer behind a stamped image with this set. Read on to get all the details:

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Truly Tailored (145735); Pocketful of Sunshine (143719)
  • PAPER – Crumb Cake (120953), Crushed Curry (131199), True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (145593), Night of Navy (100867), Tranquil Tide (144246), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • INK – Nigh of Navy (126970), Tranquil Tide (144085)
  • OTHER – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Pocket Framelits Dies (143750), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Big Shot (143263), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332)

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Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 4 ¼” x 11" scored at 5 ½”
  • Crushed Curry cardstock:  3 ¾” x 5”
  • True Gentleman DSP:  3 ⅝" x 4 ⅞"
  • Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry & Very Vanilla scraps


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Instructions:

  • Stamp sunglasses in Night of Navy on Night of Navy 3 times.
  • Stamp sunglasses in Tranquil Tide in Tranquil Tide 2 times.
  • Cut out sunglasses with matching sunglass die, from Pocket Framelits.
  • Attach sunglasses to True Gentleman Designer Series Paper along left side slightly off paper.
  • Trim sunglasses with Paper Snips to match Designer Series Paper edge.
  • Attach Designer Series Paper panel to Crushed Curry panel.
  • Attach Designer Series Paper panel to card base.
  • Cut Night of Navy oval with second largest Stitched Oval Framelit.
  • Stamp greeting in Night of Navy on Very Vanilla.
  • Cut greeting with Paper Snips close to the stamped image.
  • Punch out 2 Crushed Curry and 1 Tranquil Tide with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Adhere Very Vanilla greeting to Tranquil Tide Tailored Tag punch.
  • Adhere Crushed Curry punch with a small reveal behind greeting, one above and one below.
  • Adhere greeting to stitched oval with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere greeting to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order: 

Product List 

Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Bundle
$37.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Pocket Framelits Dies
$25.00
Tailored Tag Punch
$18.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Join my ONLINE CLUB - see details HERE!

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New to online ordering - Click Here

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Paper Pumpkin - Join with me 

Do you want to start your own blog? Click HERE

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Wait...WHAT? & Joke of the Week

  Wait...WHAT?

I have a GREAT tip for you today to help you make banners with ease using the Banner Triple Punch - this was an AHA moment for me. Take a few moments to watch it here:

 

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

I hope you'll make some templates for your BANNER TRIPLE PUNCH! And if you don't have one - you can click on the link in the Product List below and head over to my store!

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And here's a quick and easy SNEAK PEEK card that I made using the SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE bundle - a special promotion coming to you on May 1st!!!

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Watch for more details on May 1st!!!

 

 

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FABULOUS NEWS FOR US ALL ! 

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This woman is 51 yrs old. She is TV health guru Gillian McKeith, advocating a holistic approach to nutrition and health,
and promoting exercise, a vegetarian diet which is high in organic fruits and vegetables.
She recommends detox diets, colonic irrigation, and supplements.
 

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This woman is also 51. She is Nigella Lawson... a TV cook, who eats meat, butter, chocolate and desserts .....
and, she washes it all down with wine!
 

        I REST MY CASE.

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this tip video! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Product List:

Banner Triple Punch
$23.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Facebook Live Replay & Card Details 4.22.18

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WOW! This weeks Facebook Live stamping class was FILLED with tons of tips to help you make some GREAT fun folds and a couple graduation cards. You can join me LIVE on Sunday's at 6:00 pm Central Time on my Facebook page here:

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When you join me LIVE you will get to interact with me - it's almost like being at a class! I also give away prizes for your participation when you comment, share my video on Facebook and for your orders.

I will not be live on April 29th - I'm on vacation. But I'll be back on May 6th - HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME!

Here's a video for you from last Sunday: 

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

The video above will give you all the details for ALL of these cards. Below each card I'll list the dimensions and you'll find a product list showing all the supplies I used.


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Dimensions:

  • Berry Burst 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Lemon Lime Twist 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"


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 Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Bermuda Bay 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic Black 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"

 

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Dimensions:

  • Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango (from left to right) Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Whisper White 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper 3" x 4" & 1/2" x 4" (inside)
  • Strip across the front 1/2" x 4-1/2"


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Double Triangle Fold:
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Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry (one sheet will make 2 cards) 8-1/2" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" & 4-1/4" - cut diagonally
  • Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" (inside) & 4" x 5-1/4" cut diagonally
  • Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 4" x 5-1/4" cut diagonally


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Dimensions:

  • Melon Mambo (one sheet will make 2 cards) 8-1/2" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" & 4-1/4" - cut diagonally
  • Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)
  • Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper  (2 different patterns) 4" x 5-1/4" cut diagonally


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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

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Product List

Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
$31.00
Twine Baker's Whisper White
$3.00
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
$35.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set
$35.00
Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
$9.00
Lovely Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Lovely Laurel Thinlits Dies
$33.00
Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Charming Café Clear-Mount Bundle
$43.00
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
One Big Meaning Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
$40.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$29.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$7.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Project Sheet Monday

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies: 

  • STAMPS – Cake Soiree (145521 wood OR 145745 clear)
  • PAPER – Smoky Slate (131202), Berry Burst (144243), Whisper White (100730), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564)
  • INK – Berry Burst (144083), Smoky Slate (131179), Calypso Coral (126983), Powder Pink (144084) Old Olive (126953)
  • OTHER – Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Big Shot (143263), Layering Oval Framelits (141706), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Sponge Daubers (133773), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683),  SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

 


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Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Smoky Slate - 11” x 4 ¼” score and fold at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”
  • Berry Burst – 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Sweet Soiree DSP – 4” x 3”
  • Berry Burst Ribbon – 2”

  


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Instructions:

  • Stamp twig image using smoky slate ink 3 times in bottom left and top right of smoky slate card base. 
  • Adhere Sweet Soiree DSP to Berry Burst cardstock.
  • Fold Berry Burst ribbon in half, secure ends together with a Mini Glue Dot, then attach ribbon to the back, top, left corner of the Berry Burst cardstock.  
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Oval Framlit using the Big Shot.  Cut out scalloped oval from Silver Foil Sheet.  Add 3 Rhinestones under sentiment.  Pop up sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Inside of card – Stamp 3 rosettes in Smoky Slate and 2 leaves in Old Olive in the bottom left corner.  Color Rosettes using Sponge Daubers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Calypso Coral ink pads.  Add Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the colored rosettes.
  • Center and adhere Whisper White to the inside base of card.  Fold top of card back at the 2 ¾” score line, center Berry Burst Cardstock to cover the Whisper White and adhere with adhesive only covering the back of the left half of the Berry Burst cardstock.

 

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

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Product List

Cake Soirée Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$47.00
Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$4.00
Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Berry Burst 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
$35.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
 

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Feature Friday Video - You're going to LAUGH!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this entire suite of products!!!! I have used more of this designer paper than any other in the Occasions Mini!!! And it's RETIRING!!! You can get yourself a pack or two or three before it's gone!

As promised - here's a video showing you how to make 5 cards in 15 minutes - and you'll get to laugh with me or at me or both! It was a complete fiasco!!!

 

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Dimensions:

  • Card Base - 7-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper - 3" x 5-1/4"


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PICTURE PERFECT BIRTHDAY - Photopolymer:

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PICTURE PERFECT PARTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK - 6" x 6":


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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:  

Product List

Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Layering Squares Framelits Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Big Shot
$110.00

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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Control Freaks Blog Hop - Splash of Color

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Welcome to the Control Freaks  blog hop featuring A SPASH OF COLOR for our theme today.  I'm super excited to show you a selection of cards with the fabulous PICTURE PERFECT PARY SUITE.

You might be arriving from the talented Melissa Davies or you might be starting right here with my blog...either way...make sure you go to the bottom and look for the NEXT graphic (it looks just like the one above only it says "click here to proceed") and continue on the hop with us! There are 6 blogs in this hop with fabulous creations to share with you.

It's a color overload with this gorgeous designer series paper!!! It's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the theme of Splash of Color for this months' blog hop. The entire suite of products just screams PARTY doesn't it?

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SUPPLY LIST:

Stamps: 145519 Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: 144083 Berry Burst, 141398 Peekaboo Peach, 126982 Pool Party, 126944 Daffodil Delight, 131171 Bermuda Bay, 144086 Lemon Lime Twist, 132708 Memento Black

Cardstock: 100730 Whisper White, 144243 Berry Burst, 141417 Peekaboo Peach, 122924 Pool Party, 119683 Daffodil Delight, 133197 Bermuda Bay, 144245 Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories: 145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, 141708 Layering Squares Framelits, 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals, 110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 143263 Big Shot

You'll find the dimensions for my cards down below - these are so simple to make! I have a video tutorial coming out in the morning that's pretty funny. Check back to join me in a complete fiasco - the whole video process was a disaster!!! LOL!!


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Dimensions:

  • Card Base - 7-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper - 3" x 5-1/4"


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Thanks so much for checking out my projects! Click on the graphic below to see what the talented Wendy Weixler has created for you:

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Bye Bye Rose Wonder

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Oh how I will miss this bundle! I've had so much fun making elegant cards with it. It's retiring but still available if you need to add it to your stamping supply MUST-HAVES. This card uses BRUSHO for the beautiful colors inside the embossed rose and leaves.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: 

  • STAMPS – Rose Wonder (140697)
  • PAPER – Watercolor Paper (122959), Always Artichoke Cardstock (105119) Vellum Cardstock (101856)
  • INK – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Versa Mark 102283)
  • OTHER – Brusho Crystal Colour (144101), Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Aqua Painter (103954), Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)

 

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Here are some basic instructions:

  • Spritz the watercolor paper with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. While it is wet sprinkle the Moss Green Brusho onto the bottom right corner and the top left corner. Sprinkle the Gamboge Brusho onto the center part of the watercolor paper. Allow the water to spread the color around if needed us the Aqua Painter to get the look you desire. Set aside to dry completely. When it is completely dry, stamp the Sentiment using Tuxedo Black Ink (NOTE) Fill the Aqua Painter with Rubbing Alchohol.
  • Using the Versa Mark stamp the rose image onto the vellum. Sprinkle with the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Emboss with heat gun. 
  • Sprinkle some Gamboge Brusho onto a clear block, using the Aqua Painter mix the powder and then apply to rose image. Repeat this technique using the Moss Green and apply to the leaves. 
  • Trim around the stamped and embossed image. 
  • Adhere the watercolor paper to the card front using the multipurpose glue. Using a sponge apply the multipurpose glue to the back of the vellum image and apply to the watercolor paper as shown in photo.

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Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Cardstock Always Artichoke- 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Watercolor Paper – 4” x 5 ½” 
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4” x 5 ½” 

 

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order: 

Product List

Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Watercolor Paper
$5.00
Always Artichoke 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$8.50
Brusho Crystal Colour
$30.00
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
$5.00
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 2 options!

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NEW APRIL HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! Carol DeRozier of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Betty Thorn of Greenville, Wisconsin are the March winners! Congratulations Carol & Betty!!!  Just copy/paste this code: 7GZPDR2P when placing your order.

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