Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 2017 Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My card features the retiring Everyday Hero Stamp Set.  I love this set. It's so super cute and there's so many things you can do with it.

The first card I'm sharing uses Melon Mambo and Basic Black as the main colors.  The contrasting color is Pear Pizzazz.

The technique aspect of my card was really simple, especially since the technique is literally built into the stamp set.  I believe the technique is called two-step stamping.  I used it here when I stamped the word "WOW."

The process involves stamping the base image first, which in this case was the word WOW. 

The second step involves positioning the overlay stamp on top of the base image to add an extra dimension to the image.

 It may take a little practice, but it's worth it for the "WOW" effect.

Here I am holding the card for you so you get another quick peek at it.  I think you can see the stars better on the background layer in this picture.

Here is another card we made at my card class on Sunday using the Everyday Hero Stamp Set.  I really wanted the ladies at my card class to enjoy this stamp set before it retires on May 31.

Here's just one more close up.  Again, the two-step stamping was done but this time we stamped the word "WOW" in Old Olive.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up: 
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker's Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin'
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at

Thanks for stopping by! 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Eastern Palace Bundles May 1-31 Only

Stampin’ Up! is releasing two bundles of products from the Eastern Palace suite (new in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on June 1) for EARLY customer purchase May 1 – May 31.  For all the details (including FREE bonus gift items in the bundles) see below.

Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration (above) of the Eastern Palace products.

ORDER STARTING MAY 1!  Stampin’ Up! is releasing two bundle packages from the Eastern Palace suite for EARLY customer purchase – May 1 – May 31.  Get these products up to a month before they are available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, which begins June 1.

  • Here’s a FREE pdf to create three beautiful card ideas using the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.
  •  You can print a flyer here of what is included in the two bundles.
The starter bundle (shown below, 147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  It  does NOT include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

The premier bundle (shown below, 147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (8.5 x 11).  It includes the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

Print a flyer: click here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Up to 50% Off Stampin' Up! Retiring Product List

THE DEALS START NOW!   The Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List has been released!  It offers fantastic discounts (up to 50% off) on select products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogs!

See what’s retiring and on sale in my Stampin’ Up! on-line store!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.


  • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 22, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Going, going, gone!  All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Placing an order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax)?  You’ll enjoy FREE products earned through Stampin’ Rewards.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper and Designer Tee Card

Today I'm sharing a card using the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper and Designer-Tee Stamp Set. Remember, this is the last month you can get FREE Sale-A-Bration items, so don't miss out on this great sale.  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of yours choice from the Sale-A-Bration specials for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).

I coordinated my card using Sweet Sugarplum everywhere. The cardstock, ink, ribbon and glimmer paper all come in Sweet Sugarplum and make coordinating so easy.  I also added the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper which has the Sweet Sugarplum too. It makes me so happy when matching up colors is this simple. But isn't that why we love Stampin' Up! so much!

Here's another view of my card. It's really yummy and ready to eat!

I just love the sentiment too.  It's just so fun and a great way to say "Happy Birthday" to someone special.

Here's a video featuring the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.

I hope to make a video showing how easy it is to make this card. For now, here is my list of supplies.
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Thank you for visiting me today. 
Hugs and blessings, Angela 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Avant-Garden Sample Card & Step-by-Step Video

Here is a card I made using a sample from the Sale-A-Bration brochure using the Avant-Garden Stamp Set.

I was running low on Pear Pizzazz cardstock so I made another card below using Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base. It's just a slight difference. This design could certainly work with many other color combinations. I choose these colors because I thought they would be good for beginners to build on for future projects.

I think it's the perfect card for beginners to get their feet wet with a couple of simple techniques including stamping off and masking.  I made this video to give step-by-step instructions on putting this card together. I talk about the process of cutting cardstock and putting it all together. I hope it is helpful for you, especially if you are new to papercrafting and stamping.

Here's a list of supplies I used to make this card.  Remember that the Avant-Garden Stamp Set is free with a minimum $50 purchase only until March 31.

Thank you for visiting me today. 

Hugs and blessings, Angela