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Detailed Dragonfly Birthday Card

Birthday card created with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies and Watercolor Wash stamp set

Just look at those beautiful dragonflies cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper! Yes, you read that right…Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper. A pack of glimmer paper which includes 4 sheets each of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, and Mint Macaron glimmer paper is one of the three new FREE Sale-A-Bration products you can choose from when you spend $50 in Stampin’ Up! products during January, February, and March.

Now on to the card. I resisted getting the very popular Dragon Fly Dreams bundle for a while because I already have all the butterfly dies Stampin’ Up! offers and really didn’t need to also have a set of dragonflies as well. Yeah…right! I especially love this particular die with the dragonflies flying up and it is this die that finally hooked me into getting the bundle.

I envisioned the dragonflies coming up out of grass with flowers in the background so I brought out my Watercolor Wash background stamp and used Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugarplum, and Pool Party markers on it. Then I spritzed it with water and stamped onto watercolor paper. The sentiment is from the Special Reason stamp set. Click on the images below to go to their place in my online store to order any of the supplies you need to CASE this card.

Window Box Thinlits Again

Handmade Thinking of You card created with a Window Box Thinlit die

This die from the Window Box Thinlits Dies is so beautiful! A card on page 43 of the Occasions catalog looked to me like it was stenciled on the front. So I CASEd it but actually did use a die-cut piece as a stencil to create the image on my card. Since this particular die only cuts out the pieces and not the surrounding area, there is plenty of negative space to keep the sponging isolated just on the pattern. I sponged Wild Wasabi, Peekaboo Peach, and Melon Mambo inks on the design. The greeting from the corresponding Window Shopping stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Melon Mambo ink and cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I backed it with a scalloped Layering Ovals die-cut from Melon Mambo cardstock and embellished it with rows of little pearls. Visit these two blog posts here and here to see a couple of other cards I have created using the Window Box Thinlits.

Remember that during Sale-A-Bration  you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 in product you purchase. Click on the images below to be taken to their location in my online store.

Year-End Closeout Sale Begins!

Stampin' Up! Closeout Sale image

It is that time of year when stores hold close-out sales. Stampin’ Up! has started their sale today. Some items are up to 60% off. Other items like the bundles in the Holiday catalog are on close-out but not discounted because even if they are carried over, they won’t be part of a bundle. Still other items are going to be discontinued but are not marked down. In any case, you must check out the Year-End Closeout Sale! Just click on the image to go to the sale aisle in my online store.

Bashful Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving card created with Paisley Framelits Dies

I love a challenge and challenged myself to use the Paisley Framelits dies to make seasonal cards. I used Pumpkin Pie, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla cardstock in this card.

I love the new Stitched Shapes Framelits you can now purchase. No…there are no rectangle shapes. I used a square one. My first cut had the framelit hanging over the edge of the cardstock so that just the top was cut. Then I positioned the resulting label inside the framelit near the bottom of the framelit with the excess cardstock hanging out of the framelit.

Photo showing position of Stitched Shape Square Framelit

photo of step two in posigioning Square Stitched Shapes Framelit

First cut                                                                                                       Second cut

The products I used for this card are listed below. Click on them to find them in my online store. This makes for easy peasy shopping. 🙂

You have just one week to take advantage of the 25% off of selected stamp sets that coordinate nicely with these Stitched Shape Framelits. Check them out here!

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Before you leave, would you do two things? Leave a comment below so I know you have visited and check out the wonderful and exciting Online Extravaganza going on this weekend. Just click on the image above.

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!


Online Extravaganza BannerBlack Friday starts early with Online Extravaganza happening November 21-28! Who could resist savings up to 40% and 24-hour sales with new products on the first and last day of this event? With the holiday season in full swing everyone could use a little help checking a few things off their gift list. And you don’t even have to leave the house! Check out the full details on the products being discounted during Online Extravaganza and don’t miss out on these great deals.

Time Is Running Out to Subscribe

Banner for 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign

Time is running out to subscribe to my mailing list. In just four hours, the first email will be going out to my subscribers with the first of my 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorial for a darling Christmas card. This countdown is my gift to my Soggy Stamper Newsletter subscribers. Over the next 12 weeks I will be sending a weekly email with an exclusive tutorial for a Christmas card, gift, or tag/bag/wrap for you to make. This gift is just for my subscribers so sign up now. Don’t miss a single tutorial! Fill out the form on the right.

See you on the list!

12 Weeks of Christmas Begins Tomorrow!

Banner for 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign

I am excited to bring you my 12 Weeks of Christmas Craft Countdown! Beginning tomorrow I will send you an email with a tutorial for an exclusive Christmas card, gift, or wrap for you to create. The first five weeks will be cards, then three weeks of Christmas gifts to make, and finally three weeks of tags, bags, or wraps. These emails are my gift to my mailing list subscribers. The thing is that you have to be a subscriber to receive these emails. Subscribing is easy. Just fill out the form on the right.

See you on the list!

The New 2016-2017 Annual Catalog Goes Live Soon

Front cover of 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

This exciting and lovely 2016-2017 Annual Catalog goes live next Wednesday. You will be able to download it online through my online store beginning June 1st but you really need to hold it in your hands, pour over the wonderful artwork and samples, and take it to bed with you for bedtime reading.

I am ready to mail one to you for free but I need your contact information, your address and phone number so I can check with you to see if you receive the catalog. Email me, text me, or give me a call so I can get your personal copy in the mail to you right away! I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors Going Bye Bye!

photo of Stampin' Up! craft scissors

Heads up readers! The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors are being retired the end of May! These are really the best scissors for cutting ribbon and I will continue to use them for that purpose. If you don’t have a pair of your own, buy them now while there is still a supply of them!

Here are the current retiring lists (as supplies run out, the list will change):

Retiring List Annual Occasions_NA_US (pdf)

Saying Goodby to Some Favorites

Retirement list banner

To make room in the warehouse for new stamps and accessories, Stampin’ Up! retires some things each May. The retirement list is out but you must check it often because things sell out often. Yes, there are even some items on sale up to 50% off! Here is a link to the initial retirement list in both pdf and excel form. Print it out, mark your catalog as to what is retiring, what is on sale, and then quickly go to my online store to place your order so you are sure to get those things you have had on your wish list.

Retiring List Annual Occasions_NA_US

Retiring List Annual Occasions_NA_US

Now, my most favorite thing to retire is the Mossy Meadow color. It is one of the 2014-2016 In Colors. I am going to be sure to order another reinker and more cardstock before they are sold out.

Also, remember this darling Easter basket I posted here? Here is another version of it.

White Easter Berry Basket with sponged woodgrain embossing

It is made with the Berry Basket die (137366) which is on the retirement list. All the Bigz L dies are being retired and only thinlits and framelits are being offered in the new catalog. They have actually redesigned the standard Big Shot platform to be slightly raised in the center because many of our Big Shots are getting old and have less pressure in the center. By being slightly raised, the intricate dies will cut perfectly. You can order the supplies used in this project by clicking on the images below.

One last word of caution, all the bundles from the Annual and Occasions catalogs will be retiring so check them out and get the 15% reduced price now!