Sweet Swirly Congrats

Welcome to another inspirational sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

As always, our sketches are so easy to use! This one is no different!

I hadn’t played around with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in a while. Decided it was time to dust them off! They seemed perfect for this sketch!

I created this simple number –

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Look closely at the swirls. See anything different? I decided to use a new upcoming In-Color, Powder Pink! It really is close to the current two pinks Stampin Up has, Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.

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This card is simply elegant! It would make a great card to congratulate someone on a variety of occasions, birthday, wedding, new baby, job – you name it!

All the elements are adhered flat to the card using Tombow Liquid Glue. Tip : to adhere the acetate, add tiny amounts of glue to the just a few of dots on the back of the acetate. That way, they will be camouflaged!

You should see how the other Design team members used this sketch. You can upload your card on our Facebook page.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Swirly Scribbles, Sunshine Wishes
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Power Pink, Basic Black
  • DSP Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Other – Tombow Liquid Glue
Happy Stampin’
Libby

The brand new JUNE Mini Session is coming soon! (Yes, with the uncertainty of the retiring products and lateness of the preorder, we decided to skip May.)  We’ll be featuring products from the BRAND NEW Annual Catalog in June!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

JUNE SNEAK PEEK COMING SOON!

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JUNE 2017 ONLY

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PREORDER BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!

You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

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JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS

plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

PREORDER BONUS PROJECT: Purchase BOTH June and July 2017 Mini Sessions and get a PREORDER BONUS TUTORIAL designed by Connie Babbert immediately upon purchase!
You’ll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new catalog begins!

Preorder 2017 Bonus Project
JUNE & JULY 2017 MINI SESSIONS
plus BONUS 2017 PREORDER project!

$17.90 US

Sweet Simple Joy, CCMC428

What an exciting week it’s been!

The excitement just continues today with Create with Connie and Mary! Of course, it’s another challenge!

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What great colors to work with this week!

I played with different options using the colors before deciding on this –

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I love how this sweet Christmas card turned out!

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Once I decided on the elements I was going to use, I then added a few tweaks.

First, the additional wreath element using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. Pearls added just the right amount of something the wreath needed.

Embossing the flagged banner behind the wreath gave it a little interest being behind the wreath.

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The sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum tied in the bow.

It’s just a sweet card!

The others on the Create with Connie and Mary design team came up with some really pretty cards too. Check them out and come play with us!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Christmas Pines
  • Dies – Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz
  • Punches – Triple Banner
  • Ink – Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Other – Festive EF, Pearl Basic Jewels,
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Festive Tag Fun, WWC74

It’s the middle of the week. You know what that means –

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

This week, we have a really fun challenge –

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Tags!!! How cool is this idea?

Well, I thought pretty cool. I came up with this nifty little number –

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It a card with a tag in the front pocket!!

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…..and, it can be removed too! Pretty snazzy tag all by itself!!

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Here are few more views with the tag inserted. I love the am-scram ribbon at the top!! Some is retired ribbon, but it all worked so well for this.

Kind of just by chance that the silver foil die cut fits over the bottom panel. I love that look. The star was raised so it really had no choice.

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It’s pretty festive, don’t you agree?

Now, the other design team members came up with lots of clever takes on this sketch for the week. You should check them out and play along with Watercooler Wednesday this week!

And, how about leavin’ something for me to read?

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Thoughtful Banners (N)
  • Dies – Stars Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (N)
  • Punches – Due Banner (N)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Silver Foil, Real Red, Dapper Denim (N)
  • Ink – Real Red, Dapper Denim (N)
  • Ribbon – Silver Metallic Thread
  • Other – Lucky Stars EF, 1/8 Silver Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

For You, TSOT, #273

It’s Tuesday. And, I believe I’m a week late on this post.

Time for Try a Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday challenge!

TSOTGreat sketch for showing off new Stampin’ Up colors –

Sketch #273, theme : Butterflies. I can handle that!

I pulled out these Thinlits, again to create this –

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Quite a sweet card!

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Uses all five new colors, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy and ‘For You’ in Dapper Denim. I did add Pink Pirouette behind the flower. It really needed it.

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The butterfly is a retired one that I added a couple of left over pieces from the Swirly Scribbles cut out. that addition just made the butterfly!

Head over to Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday and play along with us. You can play on Facebook or on the blog.

But first, please leave me some good ‘card-carma’!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Step It Up June, We Create Blog Hop

I have a busy blogging day today! Three post in one day! Whew!

I’ve joined up with another terrific blog hop group of creativity with We Create –

I love the concept here. Create two cards, one simple and one stepped up!

My simple card was created after I received my preorder. I just started playing around this wonderful new stuff and I came up with this –

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It’s a great card just like this. But, add a piece of Peekaboo Peach under the focal point and some random sequins to the front to get this –

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Also nice! These new Framelits are going to be SO popular! I’ve seen them everywhere and I just love them myself! And guess what? You can order them starting today!!!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped NEW
  • DSP – Playful Palette 6×6 NEW
  • Dies – Swirly Scribbles NEW
  • Punches – Corner Rounder
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, NEW, Emerald Envy, NEW, Sweet Sugarplum, NEW
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other – Gold Sequin Trim

This is a continuous hop, so after you’ve left me something to read, then click the ‘hand’ to continue to Julie’s awesome projects!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shakin’ Happy Day, WWC70

The second of three post this morning! Whew! New stuff too!!!

It’s Watercooler Wednesday time!

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This time, we have a great sketch by Marsha –

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Once I got my preorder in – finally – I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this sketch! I wanted to make another shaker card –

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Isn’t this awesome!?!? I loved how it just ‘pops’ with happiness! It’s these colors I think.

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It’s a generous 5 x 5 peek-through one too.

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Closed again, you can see those wonderful Swirly Scribbles Framelits little flowers!

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Such a sweet card for Marsha’s sketch! I really liked how the shaker moves. Such fun to play with. You should see what the other design team created at Watercooler Wednesday too – some great stuff!

I used products that are now available to everyone!

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped, NEW
  • DSP – Playful Palette 6×6, NEW
  • Dies – Swirly Scribbles, NEW
  • Punches – Circle Punch, Retired
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, NEW, Emerald Envy, NEW, Sweet Sugarplum, NEW
  • Ink – Emerald Envy
  • Other – Gold Sequins, store bought

I’d love some good ‘card-carma’ for my shaker card today! Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

June Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the June edition of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! This is the first of three very special posts today. All featuring NEW products that you can order NOW!

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This month our hop features new stuff! So, how about I show off the new In-Colors for 2016-2018?

You know me, I have to have a theme – more than what our general theme is – because that’s the way I stamp!

I created this little nifty holder first –

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Sort of simple in design. But, what’s in the box? Not so simple –

Of course, F I V E  cards!!!

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Yes, a Little Gift of sorts! The focal point here is lol, Dapper Denim!!!

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These cards made me say Hooray when it all came together. Each card has all of the five new In-Colors, one a focal point.

The focal point here is Peekaboo Peach. Looks yummy enough to eat!

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Kudos for colors that work really well together! And, with this adorable Swirly Scribbles Thinlits…….oh my! Makes a great focal point in Emerald Envy.

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This has been a happy day for me that these all came together so nicely! Here, the highlight is Sweet Sugarplum.

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Thanks for taking a look at Flirty Flaming and the 2016-2018 In-Color friends!

Now, how about leaving me a comment??

libbystamps, stampin up, Perfectly Wrapped, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, BFBH, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2016-2018 In-Color A wonderful set of cards and matching holder for them. Perfect for an Open House to show new colors and product off!

Hop over to see what the others have created using new products!

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You can click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa