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Guest Stamper!

Happy Monday Stampers! Today I have a guest stamper, Ann Parmley.  She was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator many, many years ago and has come back to stamping (not as a demo). She is graciously sharing her cards with us.

This is the Birthday card she made for her mom. Her ice cream looks so real! She used Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

This staggered look is very popular now…very cool.

This one is a winner in my book!  She used the Window Box Thinlits and Nailed It from the Occasions Catalog. Isn’t it just great! This one is for her dad for Father’s Day.

I forgot to mention…Ann is my cousin and I’m so happy she is stamping again. I hope we’ll see more of her great work.

You too can be a guest stamper…just send me nice clear photos via my email.

See you on Friday with a card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter for her birthday. Until then, Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

 

Eastern Palace Friendship Card – Bonus Post!

Hello Stampers! Surprise…and extra post this week because I just couldn’t wait to show you my first card using the Eastern Palace Suite. You will be able to order your own bundle on May 1st. Take a look…

Everything in these bundles is elegant and so well coordinated. I love it!

Gold Foil and the Eastern Medallions and you have several awesome cut out pieces. The DSP is fantastic.

Great sentiments too! This Suite has it all!

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty

Ink – Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide (NEW In Color!)

Paper – Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Tranquil Tide (NEW!) and Eastern Palace DSP (NEW!)

Accessories – Eastern Medallions Thinlits

 

 

If you aren’t sold yet…I’ll be posting more cards using this fabulous suite soon. If you want more details about this Early Release before the Catalog Reveal just check your last Crafty Cardmaker Weekly Newsletter (4/18/17). If you didn’t receive a newsletter…send me an email requesting to be on my newsletter email list and I’ll send it to you and add you so that you won’t miss future newsletters.

My plan is to share the remainder of my Swap cards with you on Friday…unless I get excited about another card! 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your week and try to find a little time to stamp.

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Z Fold for You

Well, now that we are fully into the new catalog and I have so many new items…it’s time to clean house! I’m trying to use old DSP and get rid of scraps of papers, etc. that I have saved. In today’s post I used some recently retired DSP but in future posts you may see some really retired papers and colors. I’m also selling a bunch of stamp sets and some other items at half price. Must make way for new items and ideas. Now don’t get me wrong…I have kept a LOT of retired stamp sets and punches because I just can’t part with them. 🙂

I have always liked the Z fold cards and this one is just a basic one.

For You Z Fold 1

I’m also using DSP to make matching envelope liners.

For You Z Fold  2

There are many things you can do with the Z Fold…

For You Z Fold 4

Here’s a nice view of another favorite…the gold foil butterfly.

For You Z Fold 3

What I used to create this card:

Stamp Set – Birthday Blooms

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Mint Macaron, Cajon Craze, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP (R)

Accessories – Bold Butterfly Framelit, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Cord, Gold Foil Sheet, Envelope Liner Framelit (R)

 

I realize you can’t see the little flap on the inside but it was done in a coordinating paper. I know the Envelope Liner Framelit is retired but I will probably never stop using it. I love the look it gives on the envelopes. I have some really old paper that I have been cutting into 6×6 pieces so that I can make envelope liners from them.

Once I get through some of my scraps I really need to concentrate on Christmas cards. Since I have three of the past sets that were carried over I’ll have something to work with. Then when the Holiday Catalog comes out in September I’ll have some new ones to choose from. This will be a sad Christmas card making time since I have made cards for many years with my friend who recently moved to North Carolina. Even my husband commented on it. I can’t count how many years we made special time to get together and make our cards. We’ll probably still talk about designs though.

Stay tuned for ways to use up scraps on new cards.

Happy Stamping!

 

Thinking of You – Flower Patch

Thinking of You, Flower Patch 2

Here’s our 3rd card for the June classes. You may have noticed I also used this set for my Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I really like this stamp set…can you tell!

I got this placement idea from SF Galbraith.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder because it just seems to go with all the flowers.

Thinking of You, Flower Patch 1

I’ve decided to start using envelope liners because they really add to the whole presentation of the card. I used retired Old Olive DSP. Actually I’m using all my retired DSP to make my envelope liners. Great way to use up retired product and get a great look.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  134207 Flower Patch

Ink:  131180 Pear Pizzaz; 126953 Old Olive; 126970 Night of Navy; 126985 Wisteria Wonder; 126948 Melon Mambo; 126969 Elegant Eggplant

Paper:  100730 Whisper White; 100702 Old Olive

Accessories:  129378 Honeycomb EF; 133731 Flower Fair Thinlits; 138292 Banner Triple Punch; 134572 Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon

Hope you enjoyed viewing this card…

Happy Stamping!