Craftin' Caro: March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

 

VIDEO: Lace Ribbon Border Punch card

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Shannon West shows how to create a border element with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch, then shows it off with a couple of projects!



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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

 

"You're Invited" card

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The Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is the perfect way to add depth and dimension to almost any project. Create quick and easy birthday invitations or cards for any occasion!



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

 

Birthday Balloon card

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Give your creativity a lift when you make this balloon card using the Patterned Party Stamp Set.

This card is perfect for invitations or just to say “Happy Birthday.”


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Monday, March 19, 2012

 

MDS Mondays: Afternoon Tea!

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Oooh! I got all excited about this new digital offering: Afternoon Tea, especially when I saw it also includes the 8-piece Live Your Dreams Stamp Brush Set.

More, it has:
* 58-piece Love Birds Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Brush Set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments

Coordinating colours are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Peach Parfait.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

 

Language of Friendship card

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Here we go with another sample card for you, this time both the stamp set and the embossing folder used are available for FREE as part of the Sale-A-Bration sale going on until the end of the month.

Want to learn more? Just click HERE, my friends!



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Saturday, March 17, 2012

 

More SAB fun fun fun!

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Today's project entry feels like I could have wrote it a few days ago... oh WAIT! I did, I wrote about all the free goodies you could get :)

So here we go again...

The stamp set can be yours...for free.

The Designer brad? Yup.

The Designer paper? That too.

How about the 2011-2013 In Color Card Stock? YES!

Sale-A-Bration truly IS that amazing, but remember that it all ends on March 31, so be sure to place your orders before then!


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Thursday, March 15, 2012

 

Celebrate with more Sale-A-Bration goodies!

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Oh my, where to begin?

Well, the stamp set can be yours...for free.

The ribbon? Yup.

The Designer paper? That too.

How about the 2011-2013 In Color Card Stock, as in a whole package of it? Yes, yes, yes.

The polka-dot Embossing folder???? Okay, that's a no....BUT you could get the Striped one free if you wanted!

I JUST LOVE SALE-A-BRATION! DON'T YOU??



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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 

VIDEO: Understanding both My Digital Studio options

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This video, featuring Stampin' Up! trainer Holly Linford, will help you understand the differences between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express so you can decide which digital design option is best for you.

REMEMBER: if you haven't downloaded your
FREE 30-day My Digital Studio Express trial version, you can still do that anytime!


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

 

More Baker's Twine paired with an SAB freebie!

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Did you know that the Triple Treat Flower Stamp Set is one of several items you can get absolutely FREE this year with our Sale-A-Bration promotion?

You need to act fast though, since this sale ends at the end of the month (just sayin'!).

You can us this boldly designed and delightfully detailed stamp with the 5-Petal Flower and 1/2" Circle Punches.

Such effortless coordination makes sophisticated design quick, easy—and fun! Be sure to look carefully: our triple treat flower offers three unique designs hidden in its petals.


Monday, March 12, 2012

 

Artisan Award projects!

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You all need to RUN...not walk...to Stampin' Up!'s Facebook fanpage to see some gorgeous artwork from this years Artisan Award winners.

This amazing card was created by Connie Collins, and she wrote

“Create paper ruffles by spraying strips of paper with water and finger-gathering one edge. Allow to dry completely before adhering to project.”


There are 5 projects in all posted there, all using the Occasions Mini Catalogue sets and accessories as inspiration. A full recipe of "ingredients" is posted with each photo as well.


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Sunday, March 11, 2012

 

Another birthday card...using chipboard!

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Chipboard is so much fun to use, and our On Board line is acid-free and designed to coordinate with many of our stamps and accessories, making designing projects easier than ever.

Our On Board Merry Medley set gives you basic chipboard shapes and numbers-- and endless ways for adorning projects!

Notice how the chipboard tag creates a stunning focal point for the Happy Birthday card featured today.


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Saturday, March 10, 2012

 

Baker's Twine card

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Baker's Twine is so versatile! It was used here to add the perfect finish to a very simple but gorgeous card.

If you missed it, I shared a video tutorial last weekend on how to die Baker's Twine -- check it out HERE!



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Friday, March 09, 2012

 

It feels like Spring....the babies are coming!

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What is it about Spring that makes me think of babies? Could it be my gorgeous little niece Josie seen below?

Well, you can celebrate the big day and safe arrival of a new little princess with a handmade card made with the Baby Bundle Stamp Set.

Use the AquaPainter and your classic dye-based ink pads to colour in the softness just perfectly.



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Thursday, March 08, 2012

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Quilling!

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So, have you ever given quilling a go before? You can really give some dimension to your next papercrafting project using this fabulous technique!

The supplies are minimal, but the end result really turns some heads.

Check out how fun quilling can be with the always amazing Shannon West in this latest video tutorial for you. She uses the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper, which you can get FREE when you place a $60 CDN order through me during Sale-A-Bration!



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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

 

Itty Bitty Box!

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This adorable box--created using the Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die--makes the perfect enclosure for tiny treasures or treats!

You can even emboss it with one of our many Embossing Folders for added texture and originality.


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Monday, March 05, 2012

 

Bevelled Windowpane use...

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Beveled Windowpanes are perfect for layering over Designer Series Paper or highlighting a stamped image -- as was done here with this "For You" card!

These clearly fabulous acrylic frames also have ribbon slide holes for a creative option for anchoring the windowpane to your projects.

Each package includes 12 pieces: 4 each of 3 sizes (approximately 1" x 1", 1" x 1-1/4", and 1-1/2" x 2") with Ribbon slide holes sized to fit 1/4" to 1/2" ribbon.




Sunday, March 04, 2012

 

"Good Works" card

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The card stock flower on this card is given lifelike dimension by layering blossoms that were punched using the Boho Blossom Punch.

It's also an interesting colour combination not usually thought of: More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride paired with Very Vanilla.

Who'd have thunk it, but it works!



Saturday, March 03, 2012

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Dying Bakers Twine

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Making a custom coloured embellishment is easier than you might think.

Watch Stampin' Up! Emily Montoya as you learn how to create coordinating Baker's Twine using our exclusive colours.

You can get the twine in plain White, or also in a variety of twisted colours.

FYI, the Twine is approximately 1/16" wide and each spool contains approximately 25 yards.



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Friday, March 02, 2012

 

Berry Banner

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Create a party pennant with our Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or enjoying an everyday moment, a pennant banner will serve as the perfect decorative accent.

This sample uses the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper, as seen below.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

 

VIDEO: Check out the Diagonal Plate!

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Look what Stampin' Up! came out with to go with the Simply Scored tool: the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!

This is perfect for quickly creating handcrafted envelopes, boxes, and more! It sits on top of the Simply Scored base and is held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate.

You'll note that it has etched grooves every 1/8" and can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12". It also comes with instructions for creating common envelope sizes.



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