Craftin' Caro: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: You're A Gem

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Sometimes being short on words is when you can really say the most.

Such is the case with the greetings in our 8-piece You’re a Gem Set.

Expressions like “Key to my heart,” “Love life: live life,” and “It’s the little things” speak volumes about feelings for you.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.



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Sunday, April 29, 2012

 

VIDEO: Spreading Ink Technique

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Need a unique embellishment for that next project?

Watch as Carrie Cudney from the Stampin' Up! Corporate Office takes an embossed stamp image, adds a little water, then lets the ink spread with the aqua painter. You have to give this technique a try!



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Saturday, April 28, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Awash with Flowers

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Two-Step stamp your way to a basket-busting bouquet of beautiful blooms with our Awash with Flowers set.

Soft shapes and subtle lines imitate the watercolor-like quality of a field abundant with graceful petals and delicate stems, giving your projects a lovely look.

Two-step stamping is easy and fun -- just stamp the base image, then position and stamp the overlay image. It's that simple!

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.


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Friday, April 27, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: All in the Family & Family Accessories

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Mix and match to make the perfect family card with the All in the Family Stamp Set.

With mix- and-match bodies, heads, and limbs in this 28-piece set, you'll find dozens of combinations--and dozens of ways to have fun!

You can personalize a card or scrapbook page with a stick figure that looks just like your real-life family.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

It's the Creativ Festival Weekend once again!

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Today is Set-Up day at the International Centre for the Spring 2012 Creativ Fest!

I'll be busy busy busy setting up the booth with lots of awesome savings for you so be sure to come and drop by on Friday or Saturday at booth 601!


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

Retiring Accessories -- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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Wowza!

Stampin' Up! has just released the list of Retiring Accessories from this years catalogue...and it's a doozy. We're talking 12 pages of stuff that's being discontinued or, in some cases, reconfigured.      

Some items have even been discounted down to as much as 60% off!

You'll note that the entire Definitively Decorative and Simply Adorned lines are being discontinued. 

You can view the entire list HERE. Be sure to order online ASAP as many of these items are only available while supplies last...



 

Retiring Stamp Set: Winter Post!

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With a variety of ribbon choices, you can easily wrap and embellish all your holiday gifts just like this adorable gift box that uses Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly and Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Send your love this Christmas season with the Winter Post stamp set.

Mix the vintage and modern images in this set for post cards, scrapbook pages, or handmade cards with a unique twist.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.



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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Beary Best Friends

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Make some quality time for the kids in your life today, and create memories that will last forever with the Build-A-Bear Workshop collection from Stampin' Up!

The Beary Best Friends stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Sizzix dies (many of which are highly discounted on the Clearance Rack!) and other stamp sets.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.


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Monday, April 23, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Sweetly Said

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Why not add visual and textural dimension with our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders? Just as was done on this card, it will instantly give your projects a fabulous look and feel!

As for the sentiment, you can't go wrong with the Sweetly Said set of 6. Pair these sweet sentiments with an uplifting design and brighten someone’s day! Available in both wood- and clear-mount.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

 

VIDEO: Happiest Birthday Card

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Learn some fun new ways to add that extra level of detail to your next card with Donna Griffith from Stampin' Up!'s Training Team: framelits, colorful flowers, pearls on button brads, and dyed baker's twine.



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Saturday, April 21, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Peace Within

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Enjoy the casual, country-charm of the line-art images shown in the Peace Within 4-piece stamp set.

The thoughtful quotes are sure to encourage and motivate.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Homegrown

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A well-tended garden is definitely something to take serious pride in — and that pride wouldn’t be complete without sharing the fruits of your labour all around with neighbors and family.

Homegrown and handmade, this card is suitable for any gardening enthusiast!

With its charming life-like vegetables, images in our Homegrown set remind us that many great things in life are worth waiting for.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Not So Seriously

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You’ll be top dog with this Happy Birthday card made with the Not So Seriously Stamp Set.

One of our sassiest sets yet, you'll choose this twelve-piece collection first when creating projects for loved ones who have well-developed funny bones and enjoy a good joke!

Cartoon images and cheeky sentiments in everyday handwriting make this set fun.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Many Mustaches

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Don’t take life too seriously with the Many Mustaches Set.

Masculine-themed and completely irresistible, this unique stamp is perfect for Father's Day -- or any day! Use it for large gift tags, scrapbook pages, and cards... it's guaranteed to bring a smile!

This card does double duty as a birthday card for dad and a simple gift that’s sure to give him a good laugh!

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.



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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Set: Furry Folk

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You don’t need an excuse to create a handmade card.. you just need a friend who would be thrilled to receive it.

This Friend card was created with the Furry Folk Stamp Set.

Whether you're a lover of animals or a lover of cute, this 14 separate images will bring a smile to even the most stern expression. Available in both wood- and clear-mount.

Please note that this set is one of many that will be retired on May 31. Please click HERE to see the entire list.



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Monday, April 16, 2012

 

Retiring Stamp Sets list!

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Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogues are retiring, and this is your last chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! Please note that due to changes in catalogue scheduling, this current catalogue is only valid until May 31....

    DISCONTINUING STAMP SETS:

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Friday, April 13, 2012

 

Waffle paper fun!

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Notice how our 3-D Waffle Paper flower gives instant zing to this Thinking of You card for a look that's both vintage and sophisticated!

You'll find it is super thin, but thick enough to mold and shape.

Waffle Paper is lightweight, and perfect for adding texture and dimension to your projects.

Our metallic assortment adds an extra level of bling with their shimmery, shiny luster — a great touch for vintage and holiday projects!

The assortment comprises of two rolls, 8” wide and 5 yards per roll. in Metallic Silver and Metallic Gold.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

 

VIDEO: Fabulous Folds card

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Have you ever made a card like this one?

Watch as Brian Pilling from Stampin' Up!'s Corporate Office walks you through the step-by-step instructions to create this folding masterpiece.



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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 

Another Petite Purse die sample!

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STAMPS:
Bright Blossoms
Made for You

PAPER:
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper

INKS:
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad

ACCESSORIES:
• Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
• White Baker's Twine
• Brights Brads
• Boho Blossoms Punch
• 1/2" Circle Punch
• Big Shot
• Petite Purse Bigz L Die

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 

More new CLEARANCE RACK items!

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Wonderful news for you frugal shoppers.... Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack has been updated with some fabulous new super duper deals!

PLEASE NOTE: These discounted products can only be ordered through the on-line store -- they can not be added to an order you place directly through me.

Click Here to check them out! (and order)

One more thing... keep in mind that the Occasions Mini Catalogue ends at the end of this month as well, so if there are goodies from there that you want, you'd best snatch them now.


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Monday, April 09, 2012

 

VIDEO: "Petite Purse" die project!

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Ever need a fast, fun, and simple party favor? Stampin' Up!'s Petite Purse die will help you to create those favors in record time--and style!

Watch as Emily Montoya highlights this new and exciting die, available NOW as part of our Summer Smooches collection being promoted this month.

Be sure to check back on the blog later this month for more cute ideas on what to make using the Petite Purse die!



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Sunday, April 08, 2012

 

Happy Easter!

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Today I'd like to share an Easter-themed scrapbook page that was featured recently on the Stampin' Up! UK Facebook page.

I hope you enjoy it!


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Saturday, April 07, 2012

 

A Grateful Heart card

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Need a little bit of wisdom to inspire you or a friend? Then the Pursuit of Happiness Set is for you.

With five different quotes meant to inspire and delight, this versatile set is perfect for numerous occasions. Available in both wood- and clear-mount.




You'll notice that this card uses several elements of the Summer Smooches collection, available during April as part of the sneak peek promotion Stampin' Up! is offering :)


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Friday, April 06, 2012

 

An Easter Digital download you'll love!

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The new "Everything Easter" download includes:

* 5" x 3-1/2" double-sided postcard designer template
* 7-page 11" x 8-1/2" décor designer template
* 9-page 8-1/2" x 11" décor designer template
* 18-piece stamp brush set
* 9 Designer Series Paper patterns
* 30 embellishments
* 1 punch

It features Décor templates such as basket boxes for favors; belly bands perfect for wrapping eggs, silverware, or napkin rings; table tents; oversized 3-D egg centerpiece (simply score in half vertically and attach multiple together) as well as an Easter invitation photo postcard

* Elements included individually for use on other coordinating projects
* Imagery coordinates with traditional Everybunny Stamp Set (available in both wood and clear mounts)

Coordinating colours:
Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lavender Lace, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

 

Summer Smooches - sneak peek items!

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Purchase brand-new coordinating products from the 2012-2013 catalogue’s Summer Smooches
suite months before the catalogue debuts with this special limited-time offer!

Stamps, fabric, adorable brads (this month only), a purse die, digital kit and fabulous designer papers are all available for order right now -- so be sure to check them out!

Designer Series Paper coordinating colours: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.

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