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Clean & Simple Wow Card with Stampin’ Up! Indescribable Gift!

Like the Stampin’ Up! Indescribable Gift Stamp Set but don’t want to spend a lot of time coloring? Watch as I demonstrate how you can have a clean and simple card that will wow in no time at all!

 If the video is not displaying properly, watch my clean & simple Indescribable Gift wow card tutorial here.

Stampin' Up Indescribable Gift stampingsmiles.comYou could watercolor the apple blossoms for much more precise placement and depth of color, like I did for my March Virtual Stamping Club Class. It’s a very pretty card. Sponging in the color is an easy way to make a lovely Easter or spring card that is quicker to make, as you saw in my video demonstration.

Indescribable Gift is the prettiest Stampin’ Up! Easter stamp set we’ve had in the past few years. If one you loved is escaping my memory, remind me of the stamp set by leaving a comment below.

I may be partial to apple blossoms because I’m from Michigan. Did you know it’s the Michigan State Flower? The spectacular display of apple blossoms every spring is something for your eyes drink in. Washington DC is famous for their apple blossoms every spring too.

If you’d like to share beautiful apple blossoms through your handmade cards, order the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set now in my online store! All the supplies to make my clean & simple wow card are pictured below and linked right into my online store for easy ordering.

Indescribable Gift is from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and available on through June 2, 2015.
Indescribable Gift Card Supplies

Big Shot

$99.95

 

If you have any questions about my Indescribable Gift card, send an email to [email protected]
Stamping Smiles,

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Make clean and simple wow Easter or spring cards with the goregeous Stampin’ Up! Indescribable Gift Stamp Set!

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Exciting Sale-a-bration News! And new A Happy Thing Card idea

There are so many great free* Sale-a-bration products to choose from this year! Like the adorable hummingbird stamp from the A Happy Thing Stamp Set. Thank goodness Sale-a-bration is for three months so we can get everything we want from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Or do we? Do you have your Sale-a-bration purchases planned out through the end of March? If so, I’m about to throw a monkey wrench in to those plans. Stampin’ Up! just announced the addition of four new Sale-a-bration products starting Sunday, March 1! We’ll only have 31 days to get them!

 I’m letting you know now so you can make a plan or revise your current plan. Do you want to spread your purchases out? You can place an order now in my online store and make your choices from the Sale-a-bration Catalog and then sometime in March place an order for any of the new four Sale-a-bration choices.

Here’s a look at the four new choices!

March 1- March 31 only!

Nature's Perfection Stamp Set

Nature’s Perfection

wood mount or clear mount
$0.00

Nature's Perfection Card

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum

For Being You Stamp Set

For Being You Stamp Set

wood mount or clear mount

$0.00

For Being You Card

In Color Assortment

In Color Assortment Pack

$0.00

In Color Accessory Pack

 Click on New Sale-a-bration products to download and print the new products flyer.

*One free Sale-a-bration choice for every $50 Stampin’ Up! product purchase.

A Happy Thing Card Supplies

Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Crumb Cake Assortment

$11.95

or FREE Sale-a-bration Choice!

Big Shot

$99.95
 
As always, please get in touch with me if I may be of any assistance to you.
Stamping Smiles,
 

 
 Four new 2015 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration products are coming March 1!

 

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Love those big polka dots!

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking KitThis large polka dot card is another from the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit. My next favorite element to the large polka dots is the ruled paper and paperclip. I don’t know what it is about office supplies. Since I was a kid I’ve loved office supplies. I remember when I was about eight or nine years old eating box after box of Chex Cereal, even the bitter wheat cereal, to save up enough box tops to get my own roll of transparent tape. Boy was I thrilled when that was delivered!

Still today I’m like a kid in the candy store when I get to roam through an office supply store. So many great gadgets and organizational tools! What’s not to love?

Making the cards from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit has taken me a bit by surprise how much I’m enjoying it. I do so much enjoy coming up with new designs, but I must admit there are times when it’s made this easy to make a few nice cards.

If you’d like to have a cardmaking kit on hand for those times you need a quick card, consider ordering the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit in my online store.

 

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Easy greeting substitution for Everyday Occasions card

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Card KitThe third card in the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, it was shown with the Congratulations stamp. It’s the same length as the Think of You stamp. An easy substitute for a card to better suit my needs. I send a lot of thank you cards. Thinking of you can be used for virtually every handmade greeting card. After all, aren’t you sending a card because you’re thinking of the person?

This card is 5″ x 3-1/2″ card. Did you know this is the smallest mailable size card? Envelopes that fit just right are included in the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit. An envelope that is the right size is always more attractive than an ill-fitting envelope.

Did you see the first two kit cards I posted late last week? Click to see Card #1 and Card #2.

If you’d like to have a back-up plan for quick cards, order the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit in my online store!

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit and Supplies

Unlike store bought cards, with a change of a stamp you can change the greeting to say just what you want.

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Throwback Thursday! Flower Shop & Pansy Punch

My Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop & Pansy Punch for Pretty & Quick Card post from 2014 was chosen for my Throwback Thursday post because the Pansy Punch is 25% through Monday, February 23!


 

Every month I look forward to designing my thank you card. It is a fun challenge to design a card that is pretty enough for you yet still not over-the-top in time to make. My July thank you card with the Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop Stamp Set & coordinating Pansy Punch (watch my short digital training stamping video for what the real name should be) is a pretty & quick card. Watch my video to see it.

When you place your July order for Stampin’ Up! stamps, accessories, Sizzix and/or My Digital Studio products in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com, you will get this handmade thank you card with the Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch in your mailbox!

Want to make some of my Flower Shop card yourself? Who wouldn’t want to make a handmade card that is pretty & quick? Listed below are all the stamping supplies I used to make it. Click on the name of the product to be taken into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com to view and purchase any of the stamping supplies you will need. For your shopping convenience, the item number has also been listed for each product.

Flower Shop Stamp Set (wood mount #130939 / clear mount #130942)

Pansy (or Stamping Smiles Pansy) Punch #130698

Sweet Essentials Stamp Set (wood mount #132085 / clear mount #126457) Retired

Owl Builder Punch #118074

3″ Originals Circle Die #122125 Retired

Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976 Retired

Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439

Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock #131296

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ z 11″ Card Stock #131297

Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock #131294

Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad #131174

Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad #131175

Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad #131177

Mini Glue Dots #103683

SNAIL Adhesive #104332

Did you know when you order Stampin’ Up! products with me you earn a discount on your Stampin’ Up! orders? You do with FREE SHIPPING on every 4th Stampin’ Up! online order with the Stamping Smiles Online Ordering Oasis!

Life is complicated enough, ordering the best stamping and scrapbooking supplies available should not be. It isn’t with the Stamping Smiles Online Ordering Oasis rewards program. Enter into the oasis now with your first order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Please be sure to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you for your paper crafting needs.

 

Stamping Smiles,

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You’ll be making quick and pretty cards when you order the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Punch in my online store!

 

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Hello You Thinlits are Great for Quick Cards!

Stampin' Up! Crazy About You Hello ThinlitsPair the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits Dies with the Crazy About You Stamp Set to make quick handmade cards.

My hello card sports a strip of the new Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper in white and Sahara Sand edged in the also new Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

Just Sayin’ from the Crazy About You Stamp Set was stamped with Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad ink. The Blackberry Bliss stands out well enough from the Sahara Sand Cardstock to see the color and contrast with the Whisper White die-cut hello.

Simple and quick card that could easily be used as a template for many other card ideas. Picture how different the card would look in brighter colors and a playful pattern of Designer Series Paper.

Card subscription program www.hasslefreecards.comIf you’re thinking, “Sure, she makes it sound easy”, it can be for you when you start receiving some great card ideas with my Hassle-Free Cards subscription service! Every 15 days you’ll receive a fresh, new card idea to spark your creativity.

ALWAYS love your cards – Margaret R from CO

Use the sign up box to subscribe now for only $4.95 month and take the hassle out of getting great card ideas!

 

The Hello You Thinlits and Crazy About You Stamp Set are perfectly paired to help you make quick cards! Even more help is ready when you subscribe to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards!

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Continuing with 2nd card in Everyday Occasions Kit

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking KitThe Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit includes an exclusive seven piece stamp set. One of the seven is so you can stamp on the back of your greeting card so the recipient will know you made it just for him or her. The stamp reads “Made for you by me”.

We all turn greeting cards over. I have friends who come into my craft room, look at cards they knew I made and still turned it over to see how I stamped it. They are quick to let me know if I hadn’t done it yet. :) If you don’t have a personalized stamp set, you’ll have a stamp to say made by you when you purchase the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.

This card was made as designed with the exception of the greeting. The design called for a Congratulations greeting. It’s long like the Thinking of You stamp. Thinking of You is the perfect substitute for most of my cardmaking needs. I send a lot of thank you cards. Thinking of you works for virtually every, if not every, reason to make and send a card.

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit and Supplies

 

 

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Playing with the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Kit

Everyday Occasions Blue StripedDoes going on vacation usually mean your creativity has to go on vacation too? Not enough room to take your craft room with you?

You can enjoy your time away and your creativity with one of the Stampin’ Up! card kits! That’s exactly what I did.

I put the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist into a bag. Everything else for to satisfy my creative craze was in the kit – rubberstamps, die-cuts, clear mount block, tiny ink pads, printed cardstock, envelopes, buttons, doilies, Baker’s Twine, decorative paper clips, Stampin’ Dimenionals and, very important, color photos with any needed directions.

This is the first of the 20 different card designs. It’s a 3-1/2″ x 5″ greeting card. The card was quick and fun to put together. The next four were as well. I’ll be sharing those too over the next few days.

Going on a vacation, or when wanting some good looking cards that are fun and easy to put together, you’ll be all set when you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit in my online store! The other supplies I put in my travel back are pictured below too.

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit and Supplies

 

Stamping Smiles,

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You will enjoy your time away and your creativity when you take the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit on your next vacation! 

 

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Love you more than chocolate

Stampin' Up! Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp SetNow that’s a lotta love! Two women from my Sunday School class come to mind that you don’t want to get in between them and their chocolate. To place above their chocolate would mean you were incredibly precious to them. If that’s you, when you order the new Stampin’ Up! Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set, you’ll be able to let someone know your love for them ranks above chocolate. That’s a lotta love!

You make my heart happy is my second favorite stamp in this new stamp set. Hard to choose because the others are all good too.

The images are fabulous too. Five fantastic greetings and three image stamps for only $14.95!

Stampin' Up! Lovely Amazing You CardIf just looking at the images doesn’t convince you (they had me at the images), the sample on of the Stampin’ Up! creators made will!

At first glance I thought it the coral was a heart. I had to go look again because I had not remember a heart stamp in the new Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set. Look closer. The feather stamp was stamped three times! Brilliant.

Don’t you want to make this card?! I sure do. Lovely Amazing You has already been placed in my shopping cart. It belongs in your shopping card too! Order Lovely Amazing You now in my online store.

You may not know this, but web-only releases of new photopolymer stamp sets are guaranteed to be available for six months. Maybe it’ll be around longer, maybe not. So if you want this new stamp set, order it now.

Lovely Amazing You Card Supplies

 

Love the script font too! Pretty and easy to read. That isn’t always the case but certainly is with this set. The new Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set does make my heart happy! Does it yours? If so, order it now in my online store.

 

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Where in the world did you get this sun and cloud?

Stampin' Up! This Day Project Life HelloDo you recognize the sun and cloud on my handmade card? I’ll give you a hint. It’s part of a free 2015 Sale-a-bration gift with $50 purchase. Getting curious? It’s one of the 30 cards in the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.

If you aren’t a scrapbooker or have not yet tried making memory books with Project Life products, you probably just glanced at page 8 of the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Catalog.

You get several 4″ x 6″ and 2″ x 3″ cards with the free Sale-a-bration This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection. To make my incredibly quick and easy card, I trimmed the sun and cloud card down to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  All set then to attach to a regular 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ folded size Daffodil Delight Cardstock base.

Next was a quick crank through my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Hello You Thinlits Dies and Daffodil Delight Cardstock to die-cut the hello. It fits in the cloud like it was designed for it.

There are many fantastic Sale-a-bration choices this year. The This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection is definitely included!

Get the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection for FREE with your $50 Stampin’ Up! order in my online store now. FREE Stampin’ Up! stuff with purchase ends March 31! Order now.

This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection Card Supplies

Big Shot

$99.95

Stamping Smiles,

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Make memory pages and handmade cards with the FREE This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection!

 

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