Pop of Pink Favorite Retiring Designer Series Paper

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team’s focus is on Retiring Designer Series Paper.  I love lots of them and always have a hard time letting go!!  Pop of Pink is so bright & pretty, so I’m choosing to focus on that today.

This beautiful paper is ON SALE FOR ONLY $7.80 (regular price $13).

ORDER HERE before it’s gone!  There’s also Washi Tape to match!

I chose this paper to make a card for one of my downline.  I think of Francine as a Melon Mambo type of girl… flashy, fun, enthusiastic!  Francine just promoted to Bronze Elite!  25% discounts!!!  Woohoo!

Here’s the card I made to celebrate her achievement:

This is called a Joy Fold Card.  Here’s what it looks like opened up:

Fun card!  I’m sure I’ll be featuring this in a class very soon…

Here’s Francine with some of her swaps.  We look forward to Francine’s swaps because they usually are 3-D and contain candy!!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to THIS PAGE to see the favorite retiring Designer Series Papers from the rest of the SSINK Team!

April Cards, Etc. Classes

My April Cards, Etc. Classes are right around the corner!  We’ll be making 4 projects, including these 2 cards:

This is a Double Gate Fold Card & it’s a great way to show off your Designer Series Paper!!  I’ll include detailed directions for you so that hopefully you can go home & make lots of these!  CLICK HERE to see directions to make this fun fold!

Here’s a simple, but beautiful card we’ll also be making:

I really like how these colors worked together!!  Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party.  For the sentiment I used Elegant Eggplant.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases & Better Together
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4),  Pool Party (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Information on classes:

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24 at 10am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2pm
  • You’ll make 4 projects
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • RSVP to hold your spot in class

Thanks for stopping by… hope to see you at class!

SSINKIC#44 Eastern Beauty Meets Beautiful You

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a new challenge.  I was determined to use my new Eastern Palace Suite Products and I managed to pair them with a girl holding an umbrella.  Beautiful You.  Here’s what I came up with:

I wasn’t sure about the Eastern Palace Suite at first, but I’m a sucker for getting things early!!  The colors are fun & bright and the best thing is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!!  Don’t you love that cut-out circle!!  And I love the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist!!

Also, this is sort of a new fun fold card.  I’ll give directions here:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/4, then cut off 2 1/4
  • DSP for flap (5 1/4 X 1 3/4)
  • Front image:  Cardstock (4 1/4 X 3) & Very Vanilla (4 X 2 3/4)

Did you notice that gold border on the bottom?  Those are beautiful Gold Vinyl Stickers!

Can you help me come up with a name for this fun fold?!!  I’ll make a set of cards for the person who comes up with the name I choose!!  Just leave your comment below!

Time to head over to the SSINK page to see what the others have come up with for this challenge!

Masculine Graduation Card for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I love a good challenge, and Kylie has one for us at the Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017, where the theme is “Masculine” card.  I needed a  graduation card & really like the message this card sends!

Here’s what I came up with:

I love the colors of this card!  Soft Suede & Soft Sky, with a bit of Sahara Sand.  And the textures!

 

These sets are retiring and I’ll miss them!!  It’s always hard when Stampin’ Up! comes up with their RETIRING LIST!!  But I have to admit, I love the new catalog that will be available in June!

RETIRING ITEMS FROM THIS CARD:

Hurry & shop if you want any retiring items!!  Once they’re gone, that’s it!  You’ll find some great sales, too!  Hostess code this month is ZUQUTYX7.

Card Details

  • Stamps:  The Open Sea, Wherever You Go, Places You’ll Go
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark (with White Embossing Powder)
  • Paper: Soft Suede (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4- then I cut off 1″ of the front), Soft Sky (5 1/4 X 3), Very Vanilla inside (5 1/4 X 3), By the Shore DSP (5 1/4 X 1)
  • Accessories:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Build It Framelits Dies, White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool

Thanks for spending time with me on my blog!  I’m entering this card into Kylie’s International Blog Hop, so please VOTE FOR ME HERE!

Hope you find a little adventure awaiting you today!

Spring Fever SSINK April Blog Hop!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team has Spring Fever!  Thanks for joining us today to see what says “Spring” to all of us!

Spring had me reaching for the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, which is covered with gorgeous floral designs.  The best thing about it is the colors!  You’ve got the pinks & purples and then there’s the blues & greens.  Today I’ll be playing around with the blue/green papers.Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

I made a Double Gate Fold Card, which shows off this paper beautifully!

I just love it!!  I added that small circle with the flower on the right & stuck it on using a Dimensional.  It’s meant to tuck the large circle underneath to secure it.

There’s a coordinating Stamp Set (of course!) called Blooms & Wishes.  I love how Stampin’ Up! has papers, stamps, and colors that all coordinate!!

Here’s another version I made that steps it up a bit:

Can you find the difference?  No wasted DSP here!  And look when it’s opened!

Here’s some basic directions for the Double Gate Fold Card:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Paper (easier if you use paper without “up & down”
  • Score at 2″, 4″, 8″, & 10
  • With a ruler make a mark up the 5 1/2″ side of the paper at 2 3/4″ on both sides
  • Cut from this mark to the second score line on both sides
  • Flip the cut off triangle over and adhere on the bottom of the card, allowing you to see both sides of the beautiful paper
  • Inside: Cut Card stock 5 ¼ X 3 ¾ & top with Whisper White 5 X 3 ½

If you’d rather follow along in class to make this card, come to one of my April Cards, Etc. Classes!

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24th at 10 am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2 pm

Now hop on over to see what Nichole has made for our Spring Fever Hop!

 

ICS Blog Hop-Blog Candy Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month the theme is Free for All! Every stop on the hop will feature a great project of the stamper’s choice. That means lots of inspiration and fun ideas are in store for you as you hop along. In addition, be sure to check out how to win some blog candy! Every stop on the hop will have blog candy to give away.

Today I’ll be showing you a nice GET WELL GIFT!  A tissue box cover with matching Get Well Card.  I’ve made 2 different sets using the same Designer Series Paper, Falling In Love.

Isn’t that pretty?  It just sets on top of a tissue box.

Recognize that glimmer paper from Sale-A-Bration?  Love that!

Made a Get Well Card to match.  Watch what happens when the card is opened…

Isn’t that cute?!!  Simple, too!

I’ll be having a Tissue Box Class where we’ll be making the box and matching card.

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, April 15th at 11am or Monday, April 17th at 10am.
  • Space is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot in class.  Also, DSP (Designer Series Paper) is limited, so the papers might be different.  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!
  • Cost:  $15 or FREE with your $30 order placed that day
  • CLASS TO GO available for $20 or FREE with $40 order (includes postage).  Everything will be stamped & prepped- you just need Tear & Tape Adhesive & Glue Dots & Tombo Adhesive.  I’ll supply directions & everything else you need!  Let me know your color preference!

Here’s my BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY!  6 sheets of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper!

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to any of the blogs you want to follow and you will be entered to win that blog’s candy. Each blog on the hop will draw a name from their new subscriber’s to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to a blog’s feed you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

To subscribe to my blog, go up near the top of this post, look at the column on the right, and enter your email in the box indicated, then click SUBSCRIBE!
My drawing will be held on Tue 4/11 and announced on Wed 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I’ll announce on my Wed 4/12 the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Next hop over to see what Jen has come up with!

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

SSINK Telescoping Cool Treats

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring “Unusual Shaped Cards”.  I’ve made a Telescoping Birthday Card!

Isn’t that fun?!  I just love the whole Cool Treats Suite!  There’s a cute stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Framelits Dies, Sprinkes, & Washi Tape!  Take a close look at this paper:

See the shiny embossed popsicles?  This is what makes it a “Specialty Designer Series Paper”.  When the paper says specialty, the pack includes 2 very special sheets of paper in the pack that are shiny, embossed, & really pretty!  That’s why those Designer Series Papers cost $13 instead of $11.  Now you know!

Just for fun (and some great ideas!) check out what the other SSINK Team members have come up with for Unusual Shaped Cards!  

Introducing Cheryl

Hi everyone!  I’m taking over the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog today where I get to tell you about myself!

I was raised in Hawaii (my dad was a minister who worked with servicemen & women on Oahu) and love the beach, hiking, and all the local culture & food!  I became a Pediatric Nurse, starting in Honolulu, then moving to Colorado because I’d never seen snow.  That was quite an experience:  learning to dress for cold weather, drive on icy roads, & to ski- which I love!  Met my husband, Pat, when he was a surgical resident at Denver Children’s.  We ended up on Maui about 30 years ago, where we raised our 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia.

Jenny got married a few months ago & she’s a nurse on a trauma unit in Texas.  Malia graduated from UT, Austin, and will soon be heading to Syracuse, NY to work with refugees.

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Oh,  can’t forget my pride & joy, Swiffer!

I’ve always enjoyed crafting!  I first got into stamping when Jenny was in preschool.  Once a week, my friend, Wendy, & I would drop the kids off then head over to her house for a morning of stamping fun!  I remember getting so excited when I discovered you could stamp with different colors.  Everything was 1 layer back then.  But just like skiing on the Bunny Hill is exciting when you start out, every card we made was exciting & fun!

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for about 6 years now & I just love it!  Being creative is fun & relaxing, but it’s the friendships I’ve made that have been an unexpected bonus!  I’ve been a part of the SSINK Design Team since last year.  It’s a huge challenge for me and quite an honor.  Everyone on the team has been so encouraging and helpful!

I’m not sure how to describe my style.  My favorite type of card is a “Fun Fold”.  I’ll show you a few that I’ve made:

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Before I go, here’s my latest project.  I was inspired by these new stamps I found at the Post Office!

Matched up the cardstock with the stamps:  So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, & Chocolate Chip, and reached for the Cool Treats Suite!

Cased this cute card from Michelle at Stampin’ 365.  She always has the most beautiful cards- thanks Michelle!

Thanks so much for spending time with me today!

Cupcakes & Carousel Suite Congrats

I just love the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack!  The colors & designs are just gorgeous!!  And I really like working with the size of the paper stacks (6 X 6).  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring this Suite today!

I needed another Congrats Card for a new team member (yea!!) and used Cupcakes & Carousel DSP Stack and the matching stamp set, Carousel Birthday.  And just to tie it all together, I added some items from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit!

I had to make a special card for this occasion, so I made this fun fold card.  I think it’s called an “Explosion Card”.

This card is very simple to make!  I’ll try to explain here:

Start with a 6 X 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Score at 3″.  Turn & score at 3″.

Score diagonally down 1 side.  Fold as shown in photos.  Glue onto card base as shown.

      

Clear as mud?!!  Hope you understand it!  I plan to have a “Fun Folds Card Class” in March, so stay tuned…

Don’t stop here!  Be sure & check out the creative ideas from the rest of the SSINK Team!