Pleasant Poppies with In Color Ribbon

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I cannot say enough WONDERFUL things about our NEW 3/8″ Satin Stiched Ribbon — It’s luscious!!!! So soft, with subtle line detail. LOVE it!!!!! I layered the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper for the butterflies to accent this clean and simple card. The Satin Stitched ribbon pulls it all together (literally, lol!)

 

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Sunday Sketch

Here’s a new layout for today’s Sunday Sketch!

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I knew I wanted to use Washi Tape (love that stuff!) so here’s what I came up with. P.S….You can never go wrong with butterfly punches 🙂

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So then I switched to the NEW Retro Fresh Washi tape and went with a whole different color scheme. I am LOVING this color combo of Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango. Layered star punches, dimensionals, a tangerine tango candy dot, and I was all set!

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Probably my favorite thing about this sketch was how quickly the cards came together! Thank you Washi Tape!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and Happy Stamping!!!!

~Lauren

Here’s What’s Happening:

  1. FREE Stamps, and Paper, and Cards–Ohh My!!!!
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Sunday Sketches

I’m trying something new, and calling it Sunday Sketches! Each Sunday I’ll post a different card sketch/layout to help motivate and inspire you to get crafty! I found this one on pinterest, but if you click on the image, it will take you to the “Seize the Sketch” blog where you will find a ton of samples and ideas from some very talented crafters.

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At our team meeting yesterday, one of our activities was to create a card using this card sketch. I provided the NEW Sale-a-Bration paper, and coordinating card stock (cantaloupe crisp, pool party, pistachio pudding, whisper white) and gave them access to all my stamps, punches, and embellishments. They were up for the challenge and jumped right in! Here’s what they came up with… 

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Created by Beth Dunn

marsha sunday sketch

Created by Marsha Knatcal

cheryl sunday sketch

Created by Cheryl Korsmeyer

Love that they all used the same layout and supplies, yet created 3 very different cards! I’m very much looking forward to next Sunday’s Sketch 🙂

Please feel free to leave a comment for our card crafters (I know they’ll love it!!!)

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

Here’s What’s Happening:

  1. FREE Stamps, and Paper, and Cards–Ohh My!!!!
  2. Stampin’Up! CLEARANCE RACK : Check out the discounts HERE and SAVE!!!  Order Online 24/7
  3. Receive this Flowershop Tutorial FREE when you place your order  online!
  4. Need more Inspiration???

Smile

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I’ll admit it……..I’m slightly obsessed with washi tape!
So quick, so easy, and so stinkin cute!

Did you know we offer 4 different sets?!?!

Here’s a quick and colorful card from last month’s Monthly Card Class. Swap out the greeting, and you are ready for any occasion!

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Baby Prints, Happy Day

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Etc: Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!!!

~Lauren

Day 3…I Hope You’ll Join Me!!!

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Here’s What’s Happening:

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Are you coming???

My New Catalog Open House is tonight!!! WooHooo, I always look forward to a night out stampin’ with the girls! Here’s a sampling of one of the two cards we’ll be creating at tonight’s FREE event! Drop by anytime from 6-8pm at McAlister’s Deli in Jefferson City.

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This clean and simple card is perfect for showcasing the 5 new In Colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe,  Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana. They are right on trend for the season, and are even more rich in person!

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The Bitty Butterfly punches have been embossed to add a little texture, and are secured with mini glue dots.

And what about using your Simply Scored Tool to help add some direction. Those of you who like a little (or a lot) of bling could jazz up the butterflies with some rhinestone/pearl Jewels or embellishments, but I stayed simple on this card 🙂

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Can’t make it to tonight’s event? Remember you can always order online, and I’ll mail the completed cards to you! Don’t forget to enter the hostess code 4BNZJFYE at checkout. All online orders placed by June 13th, are eligible for $25 in FREE Merchandise from the NEW Catalog!!!

Have a fabulous day and happy stamping!!!

~Lauren

Hello and Goodbye

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This is a perfect example of a stamp set I LOVE, but one that I often overlook. It was one of the first sets I ordered last year when the catalog made it’s debut, and  “My Friend” is one that will also carry over to the new catalog (yippee!) Maybe I’ll challenge myself to use it more than once in the coming year-lol.

Unfortunately, it’s almost time to say goodbye to a classic color that has been a staple in stamp rooms across the country: “Certainly Celery”. But don’t feel completely abandoned, as it’s cousin, Pear Pizzazz (former In Color), will be returning in it’s place. And yes, I believe it will still coordinate nicely with Perfect Plum and Rose Red 🙂

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Another element on this card that’s scheduled to depart is the Manhattan Flower Embossing folder (seen on the larger butterfly).

This is one of the three cards we are stamping tonight at my monthly Card Class. Cost is just $5 or FREE with a $15 merchandise order. Which means, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab any of the items listed on the Retiring Lists before they are gone gone gone.

2013 Retired Stamp List

2013 Retired Accessories List

Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: My Friend

Ink: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum

Paper: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Whisper White

Etc: Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, Butterfly Punch, Small Butterfly punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals, mini glue dots

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

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Clear Embossed Swallowtail

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Looking for another way to feature the swallowtail? How about using Clear Embossing Powder! It’s a subtle way to make any image shine, and really adds a “WOW” factor to this Clean and Simple layout.

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Stamp your words first–you want them on the card stock before you emboss. Choose an ink color dark enough to show through 🙂
  • Ink up the swallowtail really well with versamark ink pad and stamp on your cardstock
  • apply clear embossing powder over the image. Turn the card stock over and tap off any excess powder.
  • Make sure you check for finger prints or any smudges–The heat tool will emboss all the powder it touches
  • The card stock will be a little warped from the heat tool, so don’t be afraid to add a little extra snail adhesive to the back.
  • I added a couple dimensionals (surprise surprise!) behind the Not Quite Navy card stock to give it a little extra

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Swallowtail, Word Play

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Paper: So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake

Etc: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Have you created any cards or scrapbook pages with the Swallowtail? You can email pics to midmostamping@gmail.com–I’d love to see what you create 🙂

Make it a Great Day!

~Lauren