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May 2016

What Will You Stamp? #66

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Tap Tap Tap stamp set.  This wasn't one of my favorite stamp sets when I first saw it, but as I played around with it, it kinda grew on me!  I like that's it's a bit different!  


To participate in this week’s challenge and to see other great projects from the Design Team using this stamp set, be sure to visit the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Blog!


June Events!!

Just a quick post to let you know all about the upcoming events in June!!

BOGO Event & Stampin’ Up! Garage Sale!!

Saturday, June 11, 8:00am to 9:30am

Purchase retiring stamps and accessories and receive the same $$$ amount in NEW PRODUCT from the 2016-17 Catalog!!  

Here's how it works:

  • Shop retired product priced at full value
  • Add up the amount in your shopping basket
  • Pick out the same $ amount in the NEW Catalog
  • Get double the product for your money!  BOGO!!

***Tax and shipping will be applied to new product

Nacho Average Technique Night

Friday, June 24, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a fun night of stamping for my team of demonstrators!  Are you interested in joining?  Contact me!!  

Come and learn some simple and fun techniques -- then go teach your customers!!  We'll continue with our "Technique Notebook", featuring 4 techniques using the You've Got This! Stamp Set!   All stamping supplies will be provided for you, except for adhesive -- please bring your favorite for card making!  (SNAIL, etc) 

New Catty Stamp-a-Stack!

Sunday, June 26, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Come and check out some of the new items from the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book!! We'll make 6 cards -- 2 each of 3 designs!  Cost is just $10, or FREE with a $25 order!  Please use Hostess Code DVEDKV72 when place your order online.

Registration ends on June 20th!  Click HERE to register!


World of Dreams

This is another of my favorites that is retiring!  Just 2 days left to get it!!  



  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/8” x 8 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Shimmery White – 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”


  • Score and burnish fold on base card.
  • Adhere Basic Black layer to card base with dimensionsals
  • Using your circle punch – punch out a circle from your post-it note – ensure that when you punch it’s at the tacky side.
  • Position punched out circle to the right of half way. Using your sponges and inks sponge in a circular motion around your post-it circle gradually increasing the colour. Start with Saffron, then curry, then pumpkin then Cajun.  Go back over with the lighter colours for a smooth look.
  • When happy remove your post it and light sponge So Saffron to soften the ‘sun’. 
  • Stamp your silhouette stamp in Jet Black Stazon on the left hand side with it slightly overlapping the sun. Then on the right just do a couple of the branch ends – this gives you card continuation or the illusion of a treeline. Stamp sentiment of choice at the bottom in Jet Black Stazon – my sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set
  • Adhere this layer to card using Dimensionals.

Sunburst Sayings



  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Tempting Turquoise Floral Designer Series Paper:  5 ½” x 4 ¼”
  • So Saffron card stock: 4” x 3”
  • White Vellum card stock 4” x 3”
  • Window Sheet: 4” x 3”


  1. Adhere the Tempting Turquoise Floral Designer Series paper to the front of the Whisper White cardbase. 
  2. Use the Square Framelits to create the So Saffron window frame.

TIP:  Use the 4th framelit die from the smallest of the set to create the inside frame.  Place the square framelit towards the top part of the So Saffron layer to create an even frame border.  Then shift the square framelit down to finish creating a full frame border. 

  1. Use the 4” x 3” Project Life Card framelit to die cut the window sheet.
  2. Stamp the sentiments on the window sheet using Jet Black StazOn ink and let dry thoroughly before adhering to the back of the So Saffron frame using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 rows of Stampin Dimensionals in half.  Stick these halves lengthwise (and touching edge to edge) to create a wall on the back of the So Saffron/Window Sheet frame.  Remove the paper from the Dimensionals, sprinkle a couple pinches of Metallic Sequins in the center, and place the White Vellum cardstock layer onto the dimensionals to seal in the sequins.
  4. Create So Saffron and Whisper White banners using the Banner Punch and adhere to the back side of the shaker frame.
  5. Cut a piece of Tea Lace Doily and adhere to the back of the shaker frame.
  6. Create a small bow with tails using Crushed Curry Bakers Twine and glue to the front of the shaker frame.
  7. Adhere the whole shaker frame ensemble to the front of the card.

Project Sheet Wednesday: Number of Years


 You only have until May 31 to get this as a bundle!!  It saves you 15%!!  I just got it, and I love it!!!  The numbers can be used for so many things -- and they're a great size for scrapbooking, too!!  Don't forget to use the hostess code: GWR2CWAB   to receive a gift from me!


  • Whisper White Card Base:  8 ½ X 5 ½ & scraps
  • Smoky Slate:  3 ¾ X 5 &  1 X 5
  • DSP:  3 ½ X 4 ¾
  • Basic Gray Circle:  2 ½”


  1. Stamp “21” (or numbers of choice) in Melon Mambo on White & cut out with framelits
  2. Emboss 2 ½” circle with Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  3. Emboss “words” on Smoky Slate strip using Versamark & White Embossing Powder
  4. Assemble as shown, using dimensionals under numbers

Love You Lots

We had our monthly meeting last weekend with the Nacho Average Stampers.  We met at Jason's Deli and enjoyed some dinner, stamping and lots of laughs!!  Here's the card I created for the Shoebox Swap:


I love the paper piecing -- stamped the elephant onto designer paper, and then cut it out and adhere it to the stamped image on vanilla!  Very simple, but makes a super cute elephant!  I used one of the new hostess sets, Love You Lots, along with some new designer paper, Playful Palette.  Lots of fun stuff in the new catalog!!


What Will You Stamp? #65 Endless Birthday Wishes

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  This was one of the very first photopolymer stamp sets that Stampin' Up! came out with!  And I fell in love!  It has so many sentiments, and such a cute font!  And, because it's photopolymer, you can easily place the words exactly where you want them!


To participate in this week’s challenge and to see other great projects from the Design Team using this stamp set, be sure to visit the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Blog!


Please join us!!  Maybe you will be chosen as our guest designer!!

Project Sheet Wednesday - Guy Greetings



  • Smoky Slate card base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, then score in half plus a piece 2-1/2” x 5-1/2”
  • Cherry Cobbler: 2-3/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Basic Black: two strips each 1/8” x 5-1/2”
  • 6” of sequin trim


  1.  Stamp the background grid stamp with Basic Gray on the upper right and lower left of the card base as shown.
  2. Using Paper Snips, trim the bottom of the Smoky Slate piece to create a banner
  3. Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp two anchors in Cherry Cobbler then stamp the sentiments in the center with Basic Gray ink (tip: if you have a photopolymer set, you can align both sentiments on one block and stamp once)
  4. Mount Smoky Slate onto Cherry Cobbler with SNAIL and trim excess Cherry at bottom to match bottom border of Slate banner
  5. Adhere Basic Black strips with Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trim excess at bottom.
  6. Using a black Sharpie, color both sides of Silver Sequin Trim strand. Cut off 3 sequins. Staple strand to upper left of the main focal piece
  7. Using Dimensionals, adhere center piece to card base.
  8. Adhere 3 “black” sequins to card front with Fine-Tip Glue Pen.