Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fun with Fabric Part II

Creating beautiful projects with fabric is so easy!  Here is a sweet hair clip - made with Tea for Two Designer Fabric and the 5/8" Flower Trim.

  • Cut a 2" x 18" strip of Designer Fabric.  Fold it in half lengthwise and then fold in half lengthwise again, so you have a strip that's 1/2" x 18"
  • Roll it tightly starting at one end, apply glue (I used a hot glue gun) as you go and twisting/folding the fabric strip as you go
  • I then glued the Flower Trim around the edge
  • I used craft bobby pins (purchased at  They have a special round pad for glueing that makes it so easy to attach the flower.  
  • I used Fabric glue to attach the flower to the bobby pin

Product Highlights:

Tea for Two Designer Fabric:

Tea for Two Designer Fabric 

5/8" Flower Trim:

5/8" Flower Trim 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PALS February Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the February Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to the Stampin' Up! products we LOVE. We hope you find new ideas for using the products you already have - or find new items to add to your wishlist.

 You should have just left stop number 19 on the Pals Hop - Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I'm sharing my love of fabric with you today (as well as my love of feminine and vintage style)!  Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric is so versatile for so many kinds of projects.  In fact, I'll be featuring project ideas using Designer Fabric all week long on my blog.

I decorated this feminine card with little fabric yo-yos made from the Tea for Two Designer Fabric.  Check out my video for a quick how-to and you'll be delighted at how easy and fast you can create these lovelies.

Products I LOVE:

Tea for Two Designer Fabric (129308): I love the fresh colors and vintage look of this fabric.  It reminds me of a quilt that my great grandmother made that used to grace my girlhood bed.
Tea for Two Designer Fabric

5/8" Flower Trim:  This trim is so completely feminine and beautiful - the photos don't do it justice.  It nearly made me squeal and I don't do that ;)
5/8" Flower Trim

Oh Hello Stamp Set (130733): I love the blocky fonts and chevron motifs combined with the romantic rose.  Not your grandmother's stamp set.
Oh, Hello Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399): If you think your project needs something else try a doily.  You'll be glad you did.

Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (131395):   Beautiful frothy flowers, embossed crumb-cake labels and THE cutest sentiment stamp?  Yes, Please!

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit

The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, stop number 1 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  3. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  4. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  5. Leslie Davis at Stampers Paradise 
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  8. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Diane Roberts at Score At Four and a Quarter
  12. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  13. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Patti MacLeith Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  17. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  18. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  20. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full 


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Orange You Glad

Here's one more project showcasing the Spring trend for the color orange.  This card features the beautiful, beachy orange:  Calypso Coral.

Have you worked with fabric in your paper crafting?  Stampin' Up! fabric comes in a set of 3 coordinating fat quarters and adds dimension and textural interest to your projects.  And, it's gorgeous! 
  •  I cut strip of fabric from the Tea for Two collection and then sewed several lines of basting spaced evenly apart (I had about 5 rows of stitching).  
  • Then I pulled the threads gently to give it a ruffled appearance like you might see on a smocked garment. 
  •  I stitched the taffeta ribbon down on the top for my custom made ribbon!
  • I finished the card with a few strips of coordinating paper and lace tape
  • The stamped images are from the Oh Hello! stamp set - aren't they lovely?

Product Highlights:

Tea for Two Designer Fabric:  Your scissors won’t be able to resist this fabric! Three coordinated extra-wide fat quarters: ea. 18" x 27". 100% cotton. Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron.

Tea for Two Designer Fabric 
Oh Hello Stamp Set:  Bold designs. Striking patterns. The wow factor is so easy to achieve with this amazing seven-piece set. Coordinates with our Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.
Oh, Hello Clear-Mount Stamp Set 



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Spring Trend: Orange, Continued

Although I love Winter and snow, it happens about this time of year that I start spending more time at our local botanical gardens and gravitate toward brighter and more cheerful colors.  Orange is such a happy color and I'm glad to see it popping up all over the place in clothing, accessories, home decor, you name it.

Here's a cheerful gift bag I made using the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper:

  • I sponged the Paper Doily (129399) with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Ink 
  • I used the Tangerine Tango ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration exclusive Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812)
  • The stamped sentiment if from the Sale-A-Bration exclusive stamp set Bloomin' Marvelous (129651)
  • The tag is made from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits Bundle (131097)
  • The tiny heart is from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die (125596)
  • And those gorgeous, girly roses are the 5/8" Flower Trim (126869)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New with My Digital Studio this Week

The Downloads this week as always are trendy, beautiful, and useful. My favorites are the Label this Office and the Photobook Designer Template, Love More.
 Label This Office Designer Template -- Digital Download
Love More Photobook Template -- Digital Download

You & Me Designer Template -- Digital Download
You Rule Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Just Thinking Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download 

Also check out the clearance rack content discs - now only $1!

Clearance Content Discs

And if that isn't enough, the new Sent With Love Digital Kit is now available:

Sent With Love Kit -- Digital Download

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Trend: Orange

Orange is a hot trend for Spring and Stampin' Up! has so many gorgeous shades of orange to choose from!  This card features Tangerine Tango mixed with Gumball Green for a fresh and happy card sure to lift someone's spirits.

  • Cut the large floral shape using Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (available exclusively and for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Stamp sentiment (from Feel Goods Stamp Set 129684) in Gumball Green on Vellum - cut using the Windows Framelits Die (129021).  Layer with another Window shape cut from Whisper White card stock.  Hide the dimensional adhesive under an in-color Dahlia (127556)
  • layer the large floral shape with a Paper Doily (129399) adhere off center to card and trim the edge flush with the card
  • tie Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon (126848) around the card
  • adhere the sentiment with dimensionals

Product Highlights:

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper:   This is a gorgeous combination of prints and florals with a Moroccan flair in bright and beautiful colors.  It's available exclusively and for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-BrationClick below to see it and all the other products you can earn!


Feel Goods Stamp Set:  I normally don't go for sentiment stamp sets because I like to write my own cards, but this one has such a gorgeous font and such sweet and cheerful words I couldn't pass it up!

Feel Goods Clear-Mount Stamp Set 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sent with Love

Pack your crafting bags, and get ready for a creative trip with our new Sent with Love products! These all-new travel-themed products are perfect for documenting family vacations, creating unique invitations, or myriad other fun paper-crafting projects!
And here’s the rub: these exclusive products are only available from February 1 through April 30! Buy the Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper separately—or get them both in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20 percent off!
We’re also offering a coordinating digital kit. See below for item numbers and prices.

Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set*
$17.95 US/ $21.95 CAN
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*
$10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Pretty Bundle*
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount!
$25.50 US/$31.50 CAN
Sent with Love Digital Kit
Coordinates with the Sent with Love products. Not included in the Pretty Bundle.
$9.95 US/$12.50 CAN

*Only available through April 30, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013


Here's a simple and romantic Valentine:

  • Start with Crumb Cake Cardstock and Basic Gray Ink
  • Stamp L-O-V-E using the Morning Post Alphabet stamp set (126590).  I prefer to get Alphabets and Sentiment sets in wood-mount so I can use my Stamp-a-ma-Jig (101049) to position them perfectly
  • Cut circles from the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (129309).  I used the Circles #2 Originals Die (114526), but you can use any combination of circle punches as well.
  • Crumple the edges of the circles slightly and layer together with a brad.
  • Use the Simply Scored Borders Scoring plate (126192) to add an embossed zig-zag for textural interest
  • Tie the beautiful and drapey Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (125582) around the card

Product Highlights:

Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set:

Large, chunky alphabet with vintage class is perfect for projects calling for a bold look. Victorian hand image lets you draw attention to important elements in your cards or projects while lending a nostalgic flair.

Morning Post Alphabet Wood-Mount Stamp Set 

More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper:
Doilies and hearts honeymoon in this happy paper. 12 sheets total: 10 sheets-2 ea. of 5 double-sided designs; 2 single-sided laser-cut sheets (1 Real Red; 1 Primrose Petals) in 1 design. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin-free. Basic Black, Pool Party, Primrose

More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper 
 Borders Scoring Plate: 
Awesome scored borders and patterns! 2 pieces—plate and overlay (both measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2"). Set plate securely on our scoring tool, put card stock you want to score over plate, then add overlay over card stock as a guide for scoring.
Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored