Springtime Foils duo

I think this is the last of my Sale-A-Bration projects.  Actually, I have two final cards — these are simple and so we made five cards instead of the usual four in camp this month.  Here’s the first, colored with Stampin’ Blends:

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | 2018 Sale-A-Bration | The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper has four patterns of metallic foil designs on glossy 12x12 cardstock. Fun to color with alcohol markers or in other ways. Click for details!

There’s only a tiny bit of blending here, but it’s so striking.  Next, we used Sponge Brayers to create an ombré effect with three colors of ink.  This card was incredibly fast to create!

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | 2018 Sale-A-Bration | The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper has four patterns of metallic foil designs on glossy 12x12 cardstock. Fun to color with alcohol markers or in other ways. Click for details!

That’s it!  This will be fun in other colors, like my go-to pinks.  Don’t forget to use a cotton ball or tissue to wipe the ink off the foil, as it is not absorbed.

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Spring Blossoming Basket

I hope you’ve been able to earn this FREE Sale-A-Bration bundle!  I’ve seen beautiful cards produced with the stamp set and embossing folder used together and also individually.  I’m happy that this folder will be part of the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Blossoming Basket | Although this stamp set is a limited edition, we can look forward to the Basket Weave embossing folder in the next Annual Catalog. Click for more information.

I suppose there’s a name for this “fancy fold” where the front of the card is just a partial panel — do you know what it is?  It’s so simple to achieve, but you do have to be careful about how you adhere the stamped and matted panel to that short side.  (We had a few interesting results this month!)  Here’s a different view:

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Blossoming Basket | Although this stamp set is a limited edition, we can look forward to the Basket Weave embossing folder in the next Annual Catalog. Click for more information.

Of course it was fun to color this basket, even if the colors are far from nature.

The little “bow” is simply a short piece of ribbon cinched with some Linen Thread, which is then tied in a bow.

Remember that you can only earn this Sale-A-Bration freebie through Saturday, March 31!

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You’re awesome (but you knew that!)

I almost didn’t get Epic Celebrations as one of my Sale-A-Bration freebies, but I’m glad I did!  It’s a great guy/kid set:

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Epic Celebrations | This set is another great one for coloring. Here, I used Stampin' Blends. Lots of FREE 2018 Sale-A-Bration items on this card; click for more details.

Since I **love** Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay, I just had to design this card with the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes and Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper — both Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Epic Celebrations | This set is another great one for coloring. Here, I used Stampin' Blends. Lots of FREE 2018 Sale-A-Bration items on this card; click for more details.

Adding those funky dots in LLT to the card base gives another layer of interest.  I stamp tone-on-tone images on the diagonal quite often, especially on quick cards.  Turn the stamp each time to make it slightly different.  Beginner stampers, take note!

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Bunny Love

Easter brunch is at our house Sunday around noon.  The Burgin family always eats “dinner” early (a throwback to the days on the farm).  We celebrate Resurrection Day in worship in the morning, then rush home to get things in the oven and on the table.

My Easter decorations are secular, complete with bunnies and eggs and flowers.  It’s spring, and that’s worth celebrating.  So I designed this Easter (or baby!) card for camp this month, using the “floral spray” stamp from Lots of Lavender.  Although you are tempted to start coloring this image, there are three (!) stamps that do the coloring for you:  the main flower, the right set of leaves, and the left set of leaves.  It’s a perfect two-step stamping set for beginners, whom I will have at camp tonight.  Can hardly wait to see their reactions to our projects!

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration | Lots of Lavender | A Good Day | You can find images hiding out in the most surprising places! Click for more details.

There was a little bit of coloring on this card — the berries in the flower swag and a tiny bit on the bunny.  We used a Watercolor Pencil to lightly outline the bunny to “lift” him from the paper.  It’s one of my favorite coloring tricks!

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Lavender bunch

All this week I am featuring projects using Sale-A-Bration items.  I can’t believe it will be over at the end of Saturday, March 31!  If you need a review of benefits you can earn during this extraordinary opportunity, see my initial SAB post here.  Since that post, two more sets of free items have been added to the SAB lineup.  You can see them all here.

This card uses the pretty Lots of Lavender set, and this interpretation is pretty literal!  But it’s not the only way to use this set — come back tomorrow for a March camp card.

Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Lots of Lavender | A simple card using this 2-step stamp set FREE during 2018 Sale-A-Bration!

If there’s any project that needs a bit of sweetness, I reach for the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  When we use it at camp, I’m often asked which is the “right” side of this floral folder.  The answer is that it depends on which one you like better for the project!  It is an essential product to own if you have a Big Shot — and you can get it FREE with a qualifying purchase of just $50 in product (before S/H and tax) during Sale-A-Bration.

I would use this card for a girl birthday, Easter, or even sympathy.  The photopolymer stamps are so easy to use when doing two-step stamping — no coloring needed!

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Just because it’s starting to look like spring

Well, it looks like spring today, anyway!  Tomorrow will be another story!

Sometimes I see the perfect card and decide to use it without significant changes for stamp camp.  That’s what happened with this card, CASEd from Sharon Burkert:

Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! A Good Day | This card was CASEd from Sharon Burkert. What did I find so appealing? A triplet of circles, the large expanse of white, and the gingham ribbon (my addition). Click for more details!

It doesn’t get much sweeter than this, including those charming mats punched with one of the little Scallop Circle Punches.  Just another reason to love A Good Day, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog.  (This is not the last project you’ll see from me using this set!)

Here’s a little secret:  Those scalloped mats were punched from the large Basic Gray mat.  It’s an easy way to save on cardstock; don’t think you’ll somehow be able to tell there are holes behind the main panel!

My changes to Sharon’s design?  Polka dots on the main white panel and the fab Gingham Ribbon.

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Happy Wishes!

Happy Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set | Stampin' Up!I feel like time is hurtling out of control during these last days of Sale-A-Bration!  Can you feel it, too?  I have so much to share, including this corporate video featuring Happy Wishes, FREE with a product purchase of $100 (before S/H and tax).

You have just until Saturday, March 31, to earn this double stamp set!  Talk about versatile — how many different sentiments could you create?

Enjoy the video!

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A Good Day for Narrow Note Cards

Last January I held my second Big & Little Stamp Camp.  One of our projects was inspired by a Facebook Live post by Sara Douglass, the Stampin’ Up! CEO, as she created an assortment of Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love this concept:  pairing the Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper with A Good Day stamp set meant an easily coordinated, adorable gift to a teacher, packaged in this Lots to Love Box:

I must say I was kind of obsessed with these for a while!  See why with Sara’s video below.  If she sounds like she’s starting in the middle of her video, well, after the first minute or she got booted off her connection.  This second attempt is where the stamping is:

Quick notes…continued!

Posted by Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 

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Register now for the next All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack!

Register below for this all-new April 2018 event!

Gear up for all kinds of events with this all-occasions camp. This is a “stamp-a-stack”: come and make 10 all-occasions cards (several of the same or a variety) for just $20. There will be six different designs to choose from in a range of styles, several with interchangeable sentiments. The cards are designed to be completed quickly (in about 10 minutes or so) and have lots of interest but not a lot of fuss, in order to keep the cost low. These cards can be mailed with no additional postage. This event is perfect for the new stamper — invite someone to come with you!

Session 1: Friday, April 20 — 1:00-5:00 p.m. (come any time)
Session 2: Friday, April 20 — 6:30-9:30 p.m. (come any time)
Session 3: Saturday, April 21 — 9:00 a.m. till noon (come any time)
Place: My DeKalb home (322 Fairmont Dr)

Note that registration is limited to 10 stampers at each session.

Need more than ten? Each additional card you make is $2, payable during the camp. I’ll supply envelopes and Stampin’ Dimensionals, but you need to bring your own scissors and adhesive (I suggest bringing several types).

Paid registration of $20 must be received by Wednesday, April 11. Register below.

Please note that if I do not have your payment, you are not registered for this event.

2018 All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack (April) Registration


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For Amazing You

When Elizabeth and I were planning the Inkspiration Saturday projects, there was something about the Window Box on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure that we just couldn’t get out of our minds:

Try as we might, we could not get close to that look with a card, until we went a totally different direction with a heavy dose of drama:

For Amazing You | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | 2018 Sale-A-Bration Amazing You | This dramatic card owes its impact to lots of black embossing.  Click for more details.

It gave me an opportunity to use one my favorite-ever In Colors, Flirty Flamingo, and do a little watercoloring.  I’ve been using Stampin’ Blends so much that I forgot how much I love watercoloring — and it’s simple when the image is embossed.  Those raised outlines act as dams for the water, so you don’t have to stress about going outside the lines.  Let the water dry on your project before adding more color.

All that embossing could have been achieved by stamping in Archival Basic Black ink and embossing in clear powder, but luckily I still have some black powder.  I can’t image what stamper doesn’t emboss in black!  Hopefully that product will make a return to the Stampin’ Up! lineup in the next annual catalog.

Please note the products that will be retiring at the end of this month (or before, if supplies are depleted):  the Amazing You stamp set and the Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  Each is available for FREE with a $50 product order (before S/H and tax).

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Black Stampin' Emboss Powder

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