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It’s a clean and simple Kinda Eclectic card

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic Clean and Simple CardThe Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set makes it easy to make clean and simple cards that are quite attractive.

You can see just from the four stamp images why this has been such a popular stamp set. Add in the two butterfly stamps that coordinate with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and Elegant Butterfly Punch, and you’ve got one fantastic stamp set!

Earlier this week a customer asked if I thought she’d like the new Delightful Dijon from the 2015-2017 In Colors. Without hesitation, I told her she will.

When first released, we knew we’d like it for our handmade fall cards. But after putting together 10 unique Delightful Dijon color combinations for my 2015-2017 In Color Combinations e-book, it was clear this is a color that can and will be used and used often. And for much more than fall cards.

My clean and simple Kinda Eclectic card is using one of the In Color Combinations. The starburst is stamped in Blushing Bride ink. The beautiful leaves in Delightful Dijon ink. The “A little kindness goes a long way” greeting in Rich Razzleberry ink. The small circles were also stamped with Delightful Dijon. But only after stamping on a scrap piece of paper first. This provides the same color with less intensity to allow the leaves and greeting to better stand out.

Definitely not a fall card.

Were you bummed when you couldn’t order the 2015-2017 In Color Cards to add to your Color Coach? A lot of my customers and I sure were. Just looking at the two color combinations for each color could help you out of a color rut. My Color Coach was always close by. Actually surprised I didn’t wear the color off the cards for all the times it was used.

2015-2017 In Color Combinations

If Stampin’ Up! wasn’t going to provide us with color combinations for the new In Colors, then I would. To my racks of cardstock I went. Trying this with that. Some that sounded good were rejected. Some that sounded like they’d never work some were real winners. After a lot of mixing and matching, thumbs up, thumbs down, some oh, yucks and some oh, yeahs, what emerged was 50 unique color combinations for the 2015-2017 In Colors put together into an e-book! Ten each for Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. It’s like the In Color Cards on steroids!

Ready to mix it up with your 2015-2017 In Colors? Click here to learn more and order your 2015-2015 In Color Combinations e-book!

 

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A clean and simple card made with the Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and stamped with a pretty 2015-2017 In Color combination.

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Embellish it at 25-30% off!

Stampin' Up! Butterflies Framelits Dies

Do you like beautiful ribbon? A customer of mine is a ribbon afficionado. She seeks out the high quality ribbon from shops all over the country and out. Once experiencing the quality of Stampin’ Up! ribbon, she just couldn’t get enough! She said the price is very fair for the quality of it.

So, when you can get Stampin’ Up! ribbon on sale, go for it! This week several ribbons are on sale. I set out to make a card using one of them and another product on sale. The ribbon is the Melon Mambo 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon.

See the silver doily? It’s one of the two designs from the Metallic Foil Doilies. Silver and gold doilies. This week they’re 30% off with the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.

The beautiful Melon Mambo Cardstock die-cut butterfly resting upon the silver doily is from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. The patterned paper is from the Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack.

Like the font of the birthday greeting? It’s from the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set that is exclusive to the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit. It sure has some very nice greetings.

The Weekly Deals with the discounted Stampin’ Up! ribbons is only for one week, if supplies last that long. Stampin’ Up! allocates at least 1000 of each at the sale price. But, as you know, there are a lot of us that love Stampin’ Up! products and a sale. It just doesn’t get better than Stampin’ Up! on sale!

Order your discounted Stampin’ Up! ribbon and other sale products before they sell out in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! At best, they will be available 25-30% off through Monday, August 3.

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Save 25-30% on Stampin’ Up! ribbon and more July 28 – August 3, 2015!

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In the spirit of Christmas in July . . .

Christmas in JulyHas my Christmas in July with my Christmas cards and treat holder video tutorials given you a little of the Christmas spirit? I sure hope so. After all, Christmas is less than 5 months away. :)

 
If you missed any of my Christmas video tutorials, you’ll find a link to each of them and an additional video tutorial lower in this post.
 
In the spirit of my Christmas in July, I was planning on giving all my members of the Stamping Playground a discount on my Gift Card Holder Tutorial.
 
Then, I got the call from Stampin’ Up! to tell me I earned Founder’s Circle for my third year in a row! I am over-the-top excited because this is the very last Founder’s Circle there will ever be. 
 
In the spirit of Christmas and my excitement of the honor of earning Founder’s Circle, I’m having a Christmas in July Special for everyone!
 
To help you prepare for Christmas gift-giving and all year through, my Gift Card Holder Tutorial is on sale through July 31 for virtually 50% off!
Wait. What about all the members of the Stamping Playground? Join us on the Stamping Playground by July 31 and get my Gift Card Holder Tutorial for FREE!
Christmas in July video tutorials
Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Christmas card
 Click here to watch Day 1 now!
 
“LOVE the card. Thanks for making the video.”
– Deanna
 
Stampin' Up! Barnyard Babies Stamp Set
Click here to watch Day 2
 
“Christmas Treat Holder Love it.   I just made a few today.Very Exciting!!”  – Pauline
Stampin' Up! Every Blessing Card
Click here to watch Day 3
“Every Blessing Wow! I love this card!” – Jacque

 

Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies card
Just for fun and to show you an inexpensive tool you might really like. Watch here.
“The video is GREAT! The Tool ‘n One is a must buy! Love the color combination! Great Job!”
– Roxanne

Thank you for celebrating Christmas in July with me!
Please get in touch with me if you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you.
 
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Simply stunning Every Blessing card for Day 3 of Christmas in July

Has this happened to you? You start off with a card idea and it becomes complicated in a hurry? You work and work to achieve the look you want. And then, almost miraculously a different approach springs into your head only to work out better than the original idea? That’s what happened with my handmade Christmas card I designed with the Stampin’ Up! Every Blessing Stamp Set! Watch to see how simple it is to make for simply stunning results!

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my simple, yet stunning Every Blessing video demonstration here.

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“I like the Stamping Playground because my time is so limited, I work full time and have a daughter. Whenever I log into Facebook, I see all the new postings and colorful projects my Playground Friends shared. I get so inspired I want to go create a masterpiece.” – Michele from PA

 

Every Blessing Card Supplies

Heat Tool

$30.00

 

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Handmade Christmas greeting cards don’t have to be complicated to be stunning!

 

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Day 2 of my Christmas in July has warm fuzzies for “ewe”!

A cute and “punny” Christmas sweet treat holder for “ewe”. Come watch to see how I add some warm fuzzies to this easy and adorable treat holder with the Stampin’ Up! Barnyard Babies Stamp Set.

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my warm fuzzies Christmas treat holder video here.

Are you looking for a warm, inviting place to learn, create and share? Click here to learn more about the Stamping Playground!

 

Come play on the Stamping Playground!“Shelly, I really love your Stamping Playground! It’s a great forum to share stamping ideas and designs, and the camaraderie of the members is awesome!

It is also my favorite place to get card ideas; either from examples or discussions with the members. I always look forward to the weekly “assignments”.

The Playground is an easy and friendly way to bounce ideas off other stampers; they are all so helpful and supportive.

Looking forward to months and months of playing in the Playground (and you don’t even have to worry about the weather)!” – Roxanne from NJ

Simply Stunning Every Blessing Card Supplies


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Handmade greeting cards don’t have to be complicated to be stunning.

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My Sheltering Tree Christmas card is so cool you feel a chill!

Feel the chill in the air? It’s from my Christmas in July! Come chill out with me as I show you how to make my fabulous Christmas card with the Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree Stamp Set!

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Sheltering Tree Christmas card video here.

Stamping Playground membership siteIsn’t it fabulous there is an exclusive video of mine every week?! Well, there’s even more waiting for you on the Stamping Playground! Learn more here!

“I love the time you spend with me to help me be a better crafter. Your videos are very easy to follow & you make it enjoyable to watch. I look forward to seeing more of your creations & see more of your videos. Thank you for all your help.” – Pat from Indiana

 

 

Sheltering Tree Christmas Card Supplies

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

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Sheltering Tree is one of those stamp sets you can use for any season! Now you see how easy you can make a fabulous Christmas card!

 

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Tip for Removing Bits and Pieces from Intricate Dies

Getting out all the little bits and pieces of intricate Framelits dies doesn’t have to be a chore when you have the Spellbinder Tool ‘n One. Watch to see how easy it is get out all those little pieces while I demonstrate a quick card with the Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies.

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my tip and tool for removing bits and pieces from Framelits dies here.

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Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits DiesIsn’t it amazing how the Tool ‘n One wisked the bits and pieces away? Using it with the two tips I shared in my video will save your from poking them out one at a time. That’ll leave you more time to stamp and create!

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Bold Butterfly Framelits Card Supplies

Big Shot

$110.00


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The Tool ‘n One is an inexpensive tool that will get out those bits and pieces of cardstock out of your Framelits dies!

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You think you like a stamp set and then you . . .

Clean and simple Stampin' Up! Pretty Thankful Card. . . get a sweet note card like this! I had been eyeing the new Stampin’ Up! Pretty Thankful Stamp Set with the hand drawn oval and rectangle frames to hold all the sayings to complete “Thank you for”.

Stampin' Up! Pretty Thankful Stamp Set

 

Pretty Thankful is a photopolymer stamp set making it easy to get the placement just right because you can see through the stamps. No Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) needed. :)

It’s easy to see how this clean and simple card can easily take you from thinking you like it to “Gotta have it!”

If you’re also now feeling like you want to add the Pretty Thankful Stamp Set to your collection to, order it now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

 

Pretty Thankful Note Card Supplies

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 Make sweet, clean and simple cards with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Thankful Stamp Set!

 

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Do you have trouble holding onto large acrylic stamp blocks?

Is it getting a little difficult to hold onto the large acrylic stamp blocks when making your handmade cards? Watch to see how to use to the Fiskars Compact Stamp Press as I make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Stamp Set.

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Fiskars Stamp Press with Wild About Flowers video here.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Note Card www.stampingsmiles.comFiskars Compact Stamp Press

Fiskars Easy Press Stamp Press

Isn’t it great how for only less than $11 my sweet customer was able to find a way to keep stamping while regaining her strength after surgery? Many of us define stamping and cardmaking as our therapy. Doctors even subscribed cardmaking to aid in recovery for a couple of other customers.

If you aren’t using the Stamp Press as a stamp positioning tool, you certainly could use it as your clear mount block on any size card. Although, it is too small for Stampin’ Up! big background stamps. You’d need the larger Easy Press Stamp Press for those.

The larger size is approximated $25 and free shipping with the seller I found on Amazon.com. Before spending $25 on the Stamp Press, if you can swing it, add another $35 and order the MISTI instead.  You can then use it in place of your clear-mount blocks and as a stamp positioning tool.

Lower in the post you’ll find the stamping supplies I used to make my Wild About Flowers card.

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Wild About Flowers Note Card Supplies

Glue Dots

$5.25

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When there’s a will, there’s a way. Thank goodness there are tools available, like the stamp press, to help us continue doing what we love.

 

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Stepping up a clean and simple Remarkable You card

Clean and Simple Stampin' Up! Remarkable You CardWhen you think of calla lilies, do you think white flowers as on my clean and simple card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Remarkable You Stamp Set?

Did you know calla lilies come in other colors too? I didn’t. My friend told me she has several in a variety of colors. Well, now.

She brought her Blackberry Bliss calla lily so I could take a picture. Isn’t that pretty?!

 

Blackberry Bliss Calla Lily

The calla lilies were stamped on the new Thick Whisper White Cardstock. One my stampers asked me if I had watercolored on the Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Not yet. I was excited to have it for a sturdier clean and simple card base and hadn’t given it much thought beyond that. I told her I’d try it out and tell her how well it worked.

I started with Hello Honey for the stamens and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pads for the stems, giving the stamens time to dry before adding Blackberry Bliss ink. It was pretty with just the stamens and stems colored. A card my friend would love for her, ah, belated birthday card.  The Stampin’ Up! Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set has two stamps perfect for when you need a belated birthday card.

The Thick Whisper White Cardstock held up quite well with little warping as I kept adding more and more Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad ink with my Aqua Painter. The regular Whisper White Cardstock would have buckled and warped under all the water I used to get the deep color.

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A shadow of Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad ink was added around and in between the calla lilies. The Whisper White layer was attached to a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The foam adhesive dots is how to make adding white on white look so attractive.

To step it up, I added a splatter of ink with the marker spritzer tool and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker.

Stampin' Up! Remarkable You Blackberry Bliss stepped up www.stampingsmiles.com

It’s  good tool if your hands can give it a good squeeze. For a delicate spray of ink as on my handmade birthday card, hold the spritzer about five inches from your card. Hold closer for larger, closer splatter.

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Did you see the Remarkable You card I made last week? It was made with another of the exotic flowers from this stamp set. See it here.

Want to make clean and simple cards with the Remarkable You Stamp Set? All the supplies are listed below to make my clean and simple Remarkable You card from the simplest with a white lilies to deeply colored lilies are listed below and linked right into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.


I found the marker spritzer tool on Amazon. Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

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Clean and simple cards are easy with a the big and beautiful flower stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Remarkable You Stamp Set.

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