Sneak Peek of Eastern Palace Bundles Available Beginning May 1

May 1st Stampin’ Up! is releasing two bundles of products from the Eastern Palace Suite (new in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on June 1) for EARLY customer purchase!  I can’t wait for you to be able to play with these fabulous new products! All the details (including FREE bonus gifts in each bundle) are below.

Today’s card shows you some of the products from the new bundles. This beautiful flower was die cut from the new In Color Tranquil Tide card stock using one of the dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies. Isn’t it gorgeous? The “hello” sentiment (stamped in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink) and the background stamp are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

ORDER BEGINNING MAY 1st!  The two bundles Stampin’ Up! is releasing from the Eastern Palace suite for EARLY customer purchase are available May 1 – May 31. Get these products up to a month before they are available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, which begins June 1.

Here’s a FREE pdf with three tutorials to create three beautiful card ideas using the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle. And you can print a flyer here describing all that is included in the two bundles.

The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  Does NOT include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (8.5 x 11).  Includes Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist! This is your opportunity to get these wonderful products early!!

More Details about today’s card:

  • Card base is 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ from the new Tranquil Tide card stock (available June 1 OR with the Eastern Medallion Bundles above)
  • Panel is 5-1/4″ x 4″ cut from the new Powder Pink card stock (available June 1)
  • Strip  is 5-1/4″ x 1/2″ cut from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (available June 1)
  • Embellishments are 1/2 of a Delicate White Doily and a new Gold Faceted Gem (available June 1)

Thanks for stopping by today! I love your comments ~ please let me know what you think about today’s card!

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New Eastern Palace Suite Available May 1st!

Today’s card was created with some of the fabulous items from the new Eastern Palace Suite. I’m so loving this suite!  It’s going to take all of us quite a while to exhaust all of its possibilities!

The rich color I’m using is the new 2017-2018 In Color, Berry Burst. I’ve done a watercolor wash with my Aqua Pen to really show it off.  And, it blends beautifully with our bright yellow Daffodil Delight!

  • The card base is Whisper White with a panel of Daffodil Delight on top. The next layer of patterned paper is the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Then we have a panel of watercolor paper with a little row of the fabulous Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (love, love, love!!)
  • The “smile” sentiment and the circle are from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch that little guy out.
  • A bit of 1/4″ Gold Natural Trim is wrapped under the circle, along with some Gold Thread.

GET IT EARLY!  On May 1st, Stampin’ Up! is releasing to customers two bundles from this new suite. That’s one month prior to the release of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  You can buy these bundles early!!  And, each bundle has FREE GIFTS! Whee!  See the details below.

AND DON’T FORGET THE RETIRING ITEMS:

 

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My Stepped Up April Paper Pumpkin and a Video!

We knew this month’s Paper Pumpkin would be special because Stampin’ Up!’s Sara Douglass designed it, AND, it has a FREE gift inside. So, I was excited to see it in my mailbox today 🙂

I opened that box and started playing right away! All of these cards I’m showing you today were designed by me and are alternatives (stepped up versions) of the cards shown in the kit.  For the one above, I watercolored the black and white striped paper to give it a new look. I used one of the pink sparkly embellishments popped up on a dimensional above a cluster of the leaf stickers.

What is the free gift? Some mini watercolor pencils! Whee!  You will love them! For this card I watercolored the one panel and stamped some black dots on the dried panel. The stamps shown here all come in the kit!

Here’s the video about the kit from Sara:

Have you ever received a Paper Pumpkin Kit?  If not, it’s a good time to sign up! You will get a fun project in the mail each month and all the supplies are provided except adhesive!  No work, all fun! It’s only $19.95 per month including shipping!  To subscribe, just click on the photo below!

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My On Stage Swaps!!

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to show you my swaps from On Stage!  These are the cards I created to swap with other demonstrators.

Navy and yellow are so gorgeous together!  The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper has been one of my favorites this past year.  I used various patterns in the pack, so the cards all had a slightly different look.

Daffodil Delight is a great yellow, bright and clear. I used it as a panel behind the dsp and also as a circle layer behind the sentiment circle.

The Jar of Love stamp set has some good sentiments.  I love the way this one looks stamped in Night of Navy!

YOU can make this card yourself!  Here are some pointers for you!

Pretty Pointer:  This beautiful dsp is on the retiring list and I want to make sure you get some before it’s gone!

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Item No. 141663

See all the retiring items ~ and some are discounted up to 50% ~ by clicking the image below!

Pretty Pointer:  Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the two circle layers.  They give a finished edge to your sentiment!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item No. 145372

If you would like more detailed directions for making cards, please sign up for my Pretty Paper Cards Newsletter! Each edition has at least one (last month there were 5!) FREE PROJECT TUTORIALS!  Here’s the link to sign up 🙂

Click Here to Sign Up for my Pretty Paper Cards Newsletter!

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All Items Used on Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Jar of Love
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cardstock, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (retiring)
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine and Lace Doilies (retiring)

 

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New: Eastern Palace Suite! (GDP082)

Just have to show you these beautiful new colors and an EARLY RELEASE bundle:  the Eastern Palace Suite! You can get your hands on this fabulous bundle on May 1st and you are going to love it!

The design of today’s card is from this week’s Global Design Challenge.  It’s such a nice sketch!

Let me describe all the new fun items on this card!

First:  You are looking at two NEW fabulous 2017-2019 In Colors:  Powder Pink and Berry Burst!  And don’t think this Powder Pink is any old pink ~ it’s really a neutral! It’s very light and soft. You can see in the photo below that it’s even lighter than my nail polish 🙂

Second: These new Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies are AH-MA-ZING!!  Do you see the Powder Pink piece in the center?  It’s so neat with the little “petals” coming out from around the circle! And there are even more intricate dies in this set.

Third: The sentiments in the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set are great. Some of them are shaped in a semi-circle so they can go on the inside of this circle.

Fourth:  Gold Vinyl Stickers!!  Yes, stickers! Do you love this large sticker on today’s card?  All I can say is WOW!  I have plans for these stickers…on my planner, notebook, ….  🙂

So, are you excited?  I am!  I have just barely touched all the possibilities of this bundle.  Well I’m really excited for YOU to be able to order this on May 1st!  It’s a pretty big deal that Stampin’ Up! is releasing this set early, one month before the new annual catalog comes out!

Speaking of the annual catalog, you are going to love it! I send FREE catalogs to all my customers. If you have ordered from me in the past year, you will be getting your catalog in the mail before June 1st. If you don’t have a demonstrator, just place an order from me and you will become my customer, and, get a FREE catalog!

My special gift to you this month, with a $75 order, is a FREE package of Gold or Silver Foil Sheets!  Be sure to use the Host Code. To find out more, CLICK HERE.

There are lots of fabulous products retiring soon and many are discounted, even up to 50%!  CLICK HERE to see all the retiring items!

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Some of My Favorite Retiring Items!

Today I want to start showing you some of my favorite things that are retiring.  That kind of sounds like the Sound of Music, doesn’t it?  “These are a few of my favorite things…”  Hee!

The Oh So Succulent stamp set and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper are so pretty!  I have really loved this whole suite and I’m going to miss it 🙁

These fun succulents were made from the Succulent Framelit Dies ~ aren’t they realistic?  All of these items are on the retiring list and are really discounted!

Oh So Succulent Stamp Set  25% OFF
Was $21.00, Now $15.75
Item No. 142992

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper  40% OFF
Was $11.00, Now $6.60
Item No. 142778

Succulent Framelits Dies  50% OFF
Was $33.00, Now $16.50
Item No. 142757

My favorite ever (so far!) die set is the Botanical Builders Dies. They make such gorgeous flowers! I have to say this is the neatest set of dies I’ve ever used.  I love the way the blossoms pop up 🙂

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies  50% OFF
Was $33.00, Now $16.50
Item No. 140625

To see ALL the retiring and ON SALE items, please visit my Online Store HERE.  Don’t forget, everything is only while supplies last!

Easy 24/7 Online Ordering and
Delivery Right to Your Door!!

 

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Seven Fabulous Cards for You!

I just have to share with you seven beautiful cards made by my team (downline) for the On Stage swaps. I’m so excited to show you their cards!

We had so much fun at On Stage in San Diego!  Stampin’ Up! held several gatherings around the U.S. and we were so happy they came to our city. Here are a few photos!!

Me, Linda and Shannon

My team ~ the Sweet Stampers!

Me with my AMAZING upline, Mary Fish!

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy making cards (or want to learn!) and you like what you see here, come join me!  The Sweet Stampers is my team of AMAZING stampers ~ and, yes, they really are sweet!  As a Sweet Stamper, you will not only receive all the wonderful benefits that Stampin’ Up! has to offer, BUT YOU ALSO RECEIVE personal private training from me! If you are interested in joining my team, I’d LOVE to have you! CLICK HERE to find out more!

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You Make Me Smile!

First of all, I have to tell you that I didn’t make this gorgeous card!!!  It was a gift to me from my friend, Beeba Kapoor, and I just had to show it to you!  She made the sweet flowers from crepe paper…I’ve got to have her teach me how to make them!

To create the circles on this card she used the Layering Circles Framelits, and the sentiment is fro the Timeless Love stamp set.  Don’t you love it??

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly project kit delivered right to your door.  The kit for April was designed specially by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass.  That’s her in the photo peeking out from behind the box 🙂  ALSO, there’s a special gift inside!  We’re all so excited to find out what’s in the box!!!  If you want to get this month’s Paper Pumpkin and find out what’s in this pretty box, you MUST SUBSCRIBE BY APRIL 10th!  CLICK HERE to subscribe!

My Monthly Special!

I love to do special things for my customers, and this month I’m giving a FREE gift of a package of either Gold or Silver Foil Sheets when you place an order of $75 or more with me using the monthly Host Code.

For all the details, just CLICK HERE.  I love my customers and love splurging on them! I’d love to have YOU as my customer!! 🙂

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Hello Vertical Garden! (GDP 080)

Today’s card is a fun color combination using Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, and my favorite Mint Macaron 🙂  The design is from this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project.

I’m still using lots of Mint Macaron…you know, before it’s gone 🙁

The sample card had a tag and a banner across the lower portion of the card.  For my card I used the gold Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate as the tag.  I love the way it looks, so sparkly!!

The “hello” banner is embossed in white on the Mint Macaron panel.  It’s large and bold!

Don’t Miss Out!
Only a Few More Days of Sale-a-Bration!

Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive gift for every $50 you spend (total before shipping & tax).  And you will also get a Pretty Paper Reward!  Find out about my Rewards HERE!  Even more, this month if you place an order of $75 or more using my Host Code, you will receive a FREE GIFT from me~it’s my Monthly Special!  I love my customers and I love to give them free goodies! I hope you’ll become one of my customers today!

FREE SALE-A-BRATION GIFTS, CLICK THE PHOTOS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE:

 

 

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Vertical Garden
Ink:  Versamark Ink, White Embossing Powder
Paper:  Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper
Tools:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon

 


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Ooh My ~ Mint Macaron!

You’re probably going to see me using a lot of Mint Macaron over the next few months.  It’s been one of my favorite colors for two years, and it will be discontinued at the end of May.  🙁

I’ve been trying different watercolor techniques lately.  That’s a fancy way of saying I’ve been playing around with watercolors!  Ha!  I love watercolors but I’m too impatient to wait for them to dry!!  I used my heat gun, but I think my paper still wasn’t dry when I took this photo.

The only colors on this card are Mint Macaron, Whisper White and off white.  When you make a monochromatic card, it’s best to use lots of texture.  Here I’ve added ribbon, baker’s twine, a doily, and some designer acetate, along with a pretty piece of Whisper White card stock die cut with the So Detailed Thinlits.

Don’t Miss Out!
Only a Few More Days of Sale-a-Bration!

Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive gift for every $50 you spend (total before shipping & tax).  And you will also get a Pretty Paper Reward!  Find out about my Rewards HERE!  Even more, this month if you place an order of $75 or more using my Host Code, you will receive a FREE GIFT from me~it’s my Monthly Special!  I love my customers and I love to give them free goodies! I hope you’ll become one of my customers today!!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases
Ink:  Mint Macaron
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Shimmery White, Fancy Foil Designer Acetate
Tools:  So Detailed Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aquapen, Heat Tool
Embellishments:  2015-17 In Color Doilies, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,
Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon


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