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Vellum Depth Illusion Card

Day 2 of Previews of the 2013-2024 NEW CATALOG EDITION at STAMPACADEMY.COM! Mosaic Madness is one of my favorite new sets and it is the perfect set for this Vellum Depth Illusion Card! If you like the preview projects be sure to sign up for more fun paper crafting classes! The NEW CATALOG EDITION is open NOW! 

SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY WITH STAMPACADEMY.COM ONLINE PAPER CRAFTING CLASSES FOR CRAFTERS AT EVERY LEVEL! YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THE PROJECTS – GUARANTEED! DON’T MISS IT! Click here to cHECK IT OUT!

Hello My Friend Pop Up Card

The first preview for the 2013-2014 NEW CATALOG EDITION AT STAMPACADEMY.COM is here!!! Check out the video to see how this adorable card with the secret surprise greeting was created! More previews are coming this week so be sure to check back! The 2013-2014 NEW CATALOG EDITION is already on and started so sign up today!


 

SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY WITH STAMPACADEMY.COM ONLINE PAPER CRAFTING CLASSES FOR CRAFTERS AT EVERY LEVEL! YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THE PROJECTS – GUARANTEED! DON’T MISS IT! Click here to cHECK IT OUT!

Perfectly Framed

“Framing provides a point of focus.” When you frame an object or a scene, you are bringing attention to it by removing all distracting clutter around it so that there is nowhere else to look but at the point of interest. There are several advantages of using the framing technique:

  • It provides depth and perspective
  • It leads our eyes to the subject
  • It gives a sense of mystery and intrigue
  • It provides context
I used the Window Framelits to frame the stamped image from Mosaic Madness stamp set. Framelits are an easy way to frame images for added interest to your cards!

Supplies used on this card are listed below. Remember to click my order online button (above right) to be taken to my demonstrator business website and click the shop now button to purchase any of the following items!

QUATREFANCY SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Item: 130141
 
WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2X11 CARD STOCK
Item: 100730
 
SNAIL ADHESIVE
Item: 104332
 
MOSAIC MADNESS
Item: 130249
 
ISLAND INDIGO 8-1/2 X 11 CARD STOCK
Item: 122923
 
MODERN MOSAIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Item: 129984
 
WINDOW FRAMES COLLECTION FRAMELITS DIES
Item: 129021
 
ISLAND INDIGO CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Item: 126986
 
POOL PARTY 1/2″ SEAM BINDING RIBBON
Item: 125582
 
REGALS CANDY DOTS
Item: 130932
 
1/2 INCH CIRCLE PUNCH
Item: 119869
 
BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE
Item: 113439
 

Who Let The Genie Out Of The Bottle?

“Who let the genie out of the bottle?”  In old Arabian stories, a genie was a magic spirit that would do whatever the person who controlled it wanted. I love all things romantic and fanciful that push the boundaries of the imagination into the real world. Genies and flying carpets may never enter into the real world but there have been those who have dreamed and asked, “Why not?” Take flying for instance; if someone had not dreamed and asked why not, we would still be earth bound! In American context, letting the genie out of the bottle is not a good thing. I prefer the old Arabian stories myself. I say go ahead and let your artful genie out of the bottle! Dream and ask why not; the more you expand your artful boundaries, the more fun it will be!

Supplies used on this card are listed below. Remember to click my order online button (above right) to be taken to my demonstrator business website and click the shop now button to purchase any of the following items!

QUATREFANCY SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Item: 130141
 
MOSAIC MADNESS CLEAR BUNDLE
Item: 132733
 
CRISP CANTALOUPE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
Item: 131298
 
WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2X11 CARD STOCK
Item: 100730
 
CALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Item: 126983
 
BASIC PEARLS JEWEL ACCENTS
Item: 119247
 
STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS
Item: 104430
 
MINI GLUE DOTS
Item: 103683
 
SNAIL ADHESIVE
Item: 104332
 

Mosaic Madness In Strawberry Slush

“A little mosaic madness in strawberry slush.”

I am loving this new Mosaic Madness set! This is one of the cards we made in my New Catalog Mystery class (we didn’t know what new set would be used at the time we scheduled the class!”)  Our new In Color, Strawberry Slush is absolutely gorgeous! It also pairs well with one our new Washi Tapes! With all the coordinating items this card was just too easy and it is beautiful!

Supplies used on this card are listed below. Remember to click my order online button (above right) to be taken to my demonstrator business website and click the shop now button to purchase any of the following items!

MODERN MOSAIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Item: 129984
STRAWBERRY SLUSH 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
Item: 131295
STRAWBERRY SLUSH CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Item: 131178
WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2X11 CARD STOCK
Item: 100730
GINGHAM GARDEN DESIGNER WASHI TAPE
Item: 129314
BASIC RHINESTONES JEWEL ACCENTS
Item: 119246
PUNCH PACK
Item: 118309
STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS
Item: 104430
QUATREFANCY SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Item: 130141
SNAIL ADHESIVE
Item: 104332
MINI GLUE DOTS
Item: 103683
BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE
Item: 113439

Postage Due!

“I would pay the postage due to get this beauty!”

Insufficient postage became an increasing problem with the advent of postage stamps and people making their own decisions about the amount to pay. Several different methods were used to try to collect the amount due from the recipient with France being the first to issue official postage due stamps. This set, Postage Due is a beautiful set reflecting the creation and advent of postage due stamps! Luckily, I didn’t have to pay any postage due to receive this wonderful card from Ronda. It looks complicated, but is very simple. My kind of card! A little background stamping, tone on tone, a little background paper, a little ribbon, a couple of stamped images cut out with framelits all layered together to create this striking card!

Supplies used on this card are listed below. Remember to click my order online button (above right) to be taken to my demonstrator business website and click the shop now button to purchase any of the following items!

POSTAGE DUE CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET
Item: 126397
 
NATURAL COMPOSITION SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Item: 126917
 
BASIC BLACK 8-1/2X11 CARD STOCK
Item: 121045
 
BASIC BLACK CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Item: 126980
 
APOTHECARY ACCENTS FRAMELITS DIES
Item: 127003
 
7/16″ NATURAL TRIM RIBBON
Item: 129287
 
BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE
Item: 113439
 
SNAIL ADHESIVE
Item: 104332
 
LOTS OF THANKS
Item: 129690
 

Stampin’ Up!’s New Exclusive Magnetic Platform

The new BFF of your Framelits and Edgelits! Exclusive magnetic platform to hold your Framelits and Edgelits in place when you cut!

I just love framelits! Especially those that coordinate with our stamp sets! My new magnetic platform should be arriving today (along with the rest of my new BFF goodies!) While the lowly Post-It Note has served me well in holding my framelits in place…I am looking forward to having this exclusive magnetic platform to hold my framelits in place while I cut them!

Go to my online store here to purchase your exclusive magnetic platform today!

A Flower Petal Bath

 “Forget Calgon; take a Flower Petal Bath” I have discovered a deliciously relaxing bath soak recipe that I just love. Normally, I am not a bath person…but this bath soak gets me into the tub! It soothes sore muscles, muscle tension, and headache. Plus, it smells wonderful! I love the soak so much that I wanted to share it with some friends. Canning jar crafts are all the rage right now so I ordered some pretty quilted ones. When I saw the Bloomin’ Bouquet kit from Stampin’ Up! I knew immediately that I was going to use it to “dress” them up! Kit’s make things easier and since I was making 12 of these jars the kit was perfect. Please note that I also used background papers, ribbons, bakers twine, jewels, etc. that were not in the kit. I used the kit to make the flowers for the top of the jars, only. The flowers can be easily duplicated with some background papers, buttons, and a flower punch using the video to guide you for assembly. I used the kit because it was convenient! The bath soak recipe is listed below the video.

Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit 134542
Price$12.95
Give the gift of handcrafted flowers with the Bloomin’ Bouquet kit. Contains the material to create thirteen beautiful flowers—that’s a dozen to give, and an additional flower to give to someone else or keep! Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Item only available while supplies last.

Here is a video that demonstrates how to assemble the flowers…I just assembled without the stems.

Here is the Bath Soak Recipe:

10 drops of White Flower Oil 
(It is an analgesic to soothe sore muscles, plus it smells wonderful!)
A Handful Epsom Salts
(Epsom is lymphatic cleansing, relaxing for sore muscles, softening to the skin, and detoxifying; Epsom salts help to get drugs, chemicals and pollutants out of body.)
1/2 cup of Baking Soda
(This is alkalinizing and detoxifying and can help calm allergic reactions.)

SOAK IN THE TUB FOR 20 MINUTES, 1-2 TIMES/ WEEKLY 





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