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How to emboss any Stampin’ Up! color tutorial video!

How many times have you wished you could emboss with the exclusive the Stampin’ Up! colors? That’s exactly what I’m demonstrating for you with my Best Birds card. Watch to see how easy it is to do and learn about my colorful special offer through June 30, 2016 only!

Click to watch my how to emboss any Stampin’ Up! colors tutorial video here if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

All the supplies to make my 2016-2018 In Color combination Best Birds card are listed lower on the page.

Sample of how my 2015-2017 In Color Combination Sheets lookIn my tutorial video you learned that I’ve created 10 unique color combinations for each of the 5 new 2016-2018 In Colors for 50 (that’s fifty!) color combinations! To the right is an example only of how my In Color Sheets look after filled with butterflies punched out of the listed color. Blackberry Bliss is from the 2014-2016 In Colors.

Through June 30, 2016, when you place your $75 or more Stampin’ Up! order with me (online or over the phone 702-513-9997), you’ll receive my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets with 50 color combinations for FREE! Just print and fill to have 50 different ways to use your 2016-2018 In Colors at your fingertips!

Stampin' Up! Best Birds CardFour things to remember:

  1. Save 10% when you order the Best Birds Bundle.
  2. Save $5 when you order the 2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads
  3. Orders placed by June 30, 2016 of $350 or more (before shipping and sales tax) earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards (FREE shopping dollars)!
  4. Your orders will be eligible for my exclusive Stamping Smiles Online Ordering Oasis rewards program that helps you earn FREE shipping!

2016-2018 In Color Combination Best Birds Card Supplies

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We’ve taken color coordination to a new level with the ability to emboss ALL the Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ Pad colors!

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Create quick and pretty cards with Designer Series Paper!

It’s easy to create fast & fabulous cards with the Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours Cardbeautiful, coordinating patterns in Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.

Godby (God-be) With Us Stamper Margaret Brennan shared pictures of some of her handmade cards. I liked her idea of using a pretty patterned paper in an oval for the focal point of the card.  Look at the flowers with copper
embossed centers from the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper! Definitely worthy of being the focal point.

 

Use the new Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to die-cut three ovals of various sizes out of patterned paper and three scalloped ovals for layers. One layered oval like Margaret used would look great too. If using more than one use Stampin’ Dimensionals between each layer to provide depth making the greeting card more attractive.
 
The copper embossed flower centers from the Love & Affection Stamp Set on the bottom 2/3 of the card pulls all the elements of the card together for a finished look.
One of the participants in my  2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper asked me which one of the new designer paper packs was my favorite. First is was one, then I’d agree when she said the name of another and then we’d both agree how much we liked yet another. Stampin’ Up! did such a fantastic job with the new patterns that your favorite will change from one day to the next and from one project to another!

 

If you’d like to make quick and easy cards with the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper, order it and the other supplies in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! The card supplies are pictured below and will take you directly into my online store when you click on the picture of the product(s) you’d like to order.

 

Place your $75 or more order for Stampin’ Up! products in my online store by June 30, 2016 and receive my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets for FREE! There are 50 custom color combinations of the new In Colors! Click here to learn more.

Affectionately Yours Card Supplies

 

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Create quick and pretty cards with Designer Series Paper!

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Beautiful Sitting Here card & a limited-time special!

This beautiful Sitting Here card uses one of the Stampin' Up! Sitting Here Stamp Setnew 2016-2018 In Colors. That’s a hint of what my limited-time special is. Read on to learn what it is!

The new Sitting Here Stamp Set filled my  heart with warm memories of being at my grandma’s house. As my mom would say, “It looks like her”.
 
My choice of colors also “look like Grandma”. The pretty mauve color is Sweet Sugarplum, one of the new 2016-2018 In Colors. It’s stunning with Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand. This is going to be one of my new favorite color combinations!
Just about this time last year I released my 2015-2017 In Color Combination Sheets with five custom three-color combinations for the five 2015-2017 In Colors. Everyone went NUTS! People loved it so much that I went and created 25 more custom color combinations and everyone went nuts again!  
 
Stampin' Up! Sitting Here Stamp SetNow that I’ve had a few weeks to play and experiment with color combinations for the new 2016-2018 In Colors, I knew better than to stop at five for each color and created 50 unique 2016-2018 In Color combinations (10 for each color)! My Sitting Here card shows off one of the 50 color combos.
 
Sample of how my 2015-2017 In Color Combination Sheets look

Sheets are delivered with the printed color names. You fill with die-cut shapes or stamp.

Through June 30, 2016, when you place your $75 or more Stampin’ Up! order with me (online or over the phone 702-513-9997), you’ll receive my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets with 50 unique color combinations for FREE! Just print and fill to have 50 different ways to use your 2016-2018 In Colors at your fingertips!

This is the ONLY time these In Color sheets will be free.

Click on the order now button to place your $75 product order (total before shipping and sales tax) now in my online store. Hurry! Place your order by June 30, 2016 to receive my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets for FREE!

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My 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets are ready to be emailed to you as soon as I receive confirmation of your $75 or more product order.


Also through June 30 only is the Stampin’ Up! special of a bonus $35 in FREE Stampin’ Up! products of your choice added to your Stampin’ Rewards (FREE shopping dollars) with orders of $350 or
more!

When you order the 2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads, be sure to use item number 141818 to order all five colors and save $5!

Sitting Here and In Color Combinations Card Supplies

 

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Hurry! Place your $75 or more product order by June 30, 2016 in my online store to receive my limited-time special of my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets! My beautiful Sitting Here card is sporting on of those 50 color combos.

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Detailed Floral Thinlits for a Beautiful Wedding Card

The detail of the new Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Stamp Setis amazing. Look at the beautiful, handmade wedding card I made with them.

There are three dies in the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. While designing this handmade card, I first used the largest of the detailed dies to die-cut Blushing Bride Cardstock. The plan was to leave the remaining part solid. But after playing with it, I decided to use the border die to trim it. Had I known this is how may wedding card idea was going to end up looking, I could have used the border die at the same time as the detailed die. Sure like that you can change your mind and not waste cardstock. :)

See how the detailed die-cut Blushing Bride Cardstock really popped when placed over Basic Gray Cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral Thinlits Card

The top of card was filled with Basic Gray script pattern paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, also die-cut with the edge die from the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. It was the quickest and easiest way to have a neat and clean edge. It wouldn’t do to have the script writing peeking out through some of the detailed die-cut flowers.

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases and Detailed Floral Thinlits

The Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon compliments the Basic Gray print and cardstock with an attractive contrast to the Blushing Bride Cardstock. The satin ribbon makes a beautiful bow.

Hanging from the silver bow with Silver Metallic Thread is “Wedding Wishes” stamped in Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad with soft Blushing Bride flowers behind the greeting. Both stamps are from the coordinating Floral Phrases Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases and Detailed Floral Thinlits

The Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies and Floral Phrases Stamp Set are offered together in a bundle for 10% off of both through May 31, 2017 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

If you have detailed Thinlits Dies, do yourself a big favor and order the Precision Base Plate too. You’ll love the cuts you get using it with your Thinlits Dies. It’s listed with all the supplies to make this card. Click on the items you want to order to be taken directly into my online store to purchase.

Floral Phrases Wedding Card Supplies

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It’s easy to make beautiful, handmade wedding cards and more with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies and coordinating Floral Phrases Stamp Set.

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“Beautiful! Love this card!”

“Another great idea!” and “Shelly, this is beautiful. I didn’t think of using just the thinlits until I received the stamp set. Good inspiration.”

Stampin' Up! Birds & Blooms Dies CardWhat are all these comments about? They’re talking about my Birds & Blooms Thinlits card tutorial I posted to the Stamping Playground last week. I’m showing you just a snippet of the handmade card because videos created for the Stamping Playground are exclusive for my Playground Friends.

If you joined Stamping Playground today would you be able to see the video all the comments are about? Yes! Over 70 videos are archived and ready for you to watch! Just today I was talking with a Playground Friend who was talking about a technique she wanted to try. She wished there was a video. Guess what? There IS one on the Stamping Playground. I sent the link to her right away.

Stamping Playground membership site

Over 70 exclusive tutorial videos are just part of what’s waiting for you on the Stamping Playground. Every week you’ll receive a NEW tutorial video! Because handmade cards are my passion, most of the tutorial videos are cardmaking videos. Every once in a while I through in a 3D project that is something I believe you’d actually want to make.

So just what is Stamping Playground? It’s my membership site that was created for stampers who want to have fun while they learn, create and share! I’ve always called our stamping supplies stamping toys because every part of cardmaking is fun! It’s fun to learn a new technique, it’s fun to learn a stamping tip that makes cardmaking easier, it’s fun to play with our new “toys”, it’s fun to show off what we’ve made, it’s fun to get sweet comments on what we’ve made, it’s fun to be with others that LOVE all of this as much as we do, and it’s fun to get card ideas created by Shelly!

I wrote there was much more than getting a new, exclusive video every week and an archive of over 70 videos. Every week there is also a Playground Activity. What’s a Playground Activity? It’s a week theme challenge that everyone is invited to play along with. I also play and share my project that is ONLY for my Playground Friends. If you joined us on the Stamping Playground today, would you see ALL  the Playground Activities? ABSOLUTELY! There is also an easy to access archive of all the Playground Activity projects I created!

Okay, just how much is it to get a new cardmaking tutorial video AND an exclusive card idea EVERY week? Did I mention the projects include measurements and supplies list? You’re probably thinking at least $25 a month. It’s worth every penny of $25 a month, but you can have ALL it all for only $9.95 a month! There are other perks to being a Playground Friend, but I’ll save that for once you’ve joined us on the Stamping Playground. :)

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Need a hand stamped Father’s Day card idea?

Father’s Day is just a few days away. Do you need a Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Father's Day Stamp Sethand stamped Father’s Day card idea? Use the beautiful maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Stamp Set!

Vintage Leaves, isn’t that a fall stamp set? It certainly can be, but it doesn’t have to be just for fall papercraft projects. Remember my decorated pumpkin?

Leaves are green a lot longer than they are  orange, yellow or red. Using a leaf set like Vintage Leaves for spring and summer cards extends the possibilities of handmade cards you can make!

And not just any handmade greeting cards, handsome greeting cards like this Father’s Day card.

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Stamp Set

And you don’t have to cut the leaves out by hand because Vintage Leaves has coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies! A die for each of the six leaf stamps. How much as having a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine changed how you make handmade greeting cards? Can you image not having it? Just the thought will send shudders of dismay. :)

Happy Father’s Day from the Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set was stamped with Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad ink under the diagonal striped Crumb Cake paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. Teeny Tiny Wishes has a stamp for virtually every occasion and holiday. It’s a must-have set for every cardmaker.

Does the card layout look familiar? It was the first design for my Mediterranean cruise swap. I then changed my mind and used the gorgeous Rose Garden Thinlits Dies instead. You can see clean and simple Rose Wonder card here.

Did you notice the speckles? They are subtle touch that makes the card look finished. The speckles are from one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps and were stamped with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock. Tone on tone is one of my favorite looks.

All the supplies to make my Vintage Leaves card are pictured below. Click on the picture or product name to be taken directly into my online store to purchase the products you want.

Don’t need a Father’s Day card but would like to make this for masculine birthday cards? The Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set has you covered for that too! Order Vintage Leaves and Teeny Tiny Wishes now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Vintage Leaves Father’s Day Card Supplies

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Leaf stamps are not just for fall handmade cards! Use a pretty green ink for summer and fall masculine cards.

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Look at the handmade birthday cards I got!

I love showing off the handmade birthday cards I receive from such lovely, thoughtful ladies! It doesn’t matter how many handstamped greeting cards you’ve made yourself because it’s touching that someone is willing to take the time to do that for you.

It’s impossible to pick a favorite, so I’ll picture them in the order received.

Petite Petals Stamp Set

Card Artist: Pat Mullins

 

Card Artist: Michele Martin

Card Artist: Michele Martin

Card Artist: Taylor Martin

Card Artist: Taylor Martin

 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms

Card Artist: Sandi Hartka

Card Artist: Phyllis Romberg

Card Artist: Phyllis Romberg

Card Artist: Molly Hinken

Card Artist: Molly Hinken

 

Card Artist: Theresa Reed

Card Artist: Theresa Reed

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Clean & Simple Touches of Texture Card Tutorial Video

Watch to see how to get the look of watercoloring with stamps as I demonstrate my clean and simple Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture card!

Click on clean and simple Touches of Texture card tutorial if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

Join the club and earn FREE Stampin' Up! products!The new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is receiving rave reviews! Everyone LOVES it! Shopping lists of must-have new stamp sets and accessories are so long they reach the floor.

With so much good stuff, you know you’ll be placing an order every month as you chip away at that list. With the Stamping Smiles Share the Wealth Club, you can chip away at that list even faster by earning FREE Stampin’ Up! products!

Thank you again for making it possible to get all the free products!                                                                                                             – Susan G

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Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp SetEven though I am a huge fan of watercoloring, it is fantastic how quickly and easily you can get the watercolored look with the new Touches of Texture Stamp Set!

This clean and simple card is sweet and attractive. But don’t you love how it gets better with each touch of texture? The first is the lacy border.

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set

The next touch of texture added is the splatter on part of the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set

The final touch of texture is one you can feel with the beautiful, new Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set

With all the fantastic texture stamps, this will be one of the those stamp sets that you pull out and use A LOT. Order the Touches of Texture Stamp Set in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

 

Clean & Simple Touches of Texture Card Supplies

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Place your June 2016 Stampin’ Up! order with me, and I’ll send you one of my clean and simple Touches of Texture cards!

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Paper Pumpkin Special for New Subscribers!

A 31-hour only special for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers is coming this Thursday, June 9!

Subscribe to Paper PumpkinIf you’ve never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin before, you’ll want to give it a try for only $5 starting at 5PM MT on Thursday, June 9 through 11:50PM MT, Friday, June 10! Use promo code ONEDAYDEAL.

Every month you’ll receive a new papercrafting kit in your mailbox, always a surprise. My subscribers tell me that is a big part of the fun is to see what Stampin’ Up! has prepared for them.

Subscribe to Paper PumpkinPictured above it the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin Kit for May. There were enough supplies to make eight masculine greeting cards. EVERYTHING was included in the kit to complete the handmade cards – including an exclusive stamp set, adhesive and ink spot.

Paper Pumpkin is usually $19.95/month (price includes shipping). But when you subscribe during the 31 hour sale, you’ll pay only $5 to have the June Paper Pumpkin kit delivered to your mailbox!

A perk of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is the privilege of ordering past refill kits. See all the selections available to order now. These are available only while supplies last.

I have absolutely no idea what Stampin’ Up! has in store for us with the June Paper Pumpkin kit. For only $5, it sure will be fun to see! Subscribe between 5PM MT on Thursday, June 9 and 10:50PM MT on June 10 to get the $5 deal! Click here for this fantastic special. Use Promo Code: OneDayDeal

 

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Refills for the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin kit are available to current subscribers of Paper Pumpkin while supplies last? Want are refill kit? Subscribe during the one day only special for only $5!

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Gorgeous Grunge and 2016-2018 In Colors

It’s become a tradition to remake the same Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In ColorsGorgeous Grunge card with the newest In Colors. Together again are the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and Elegant Butterfly Punch with the new 2016-2018 In Colors.

What a pretty set of new colors we have with the 2016-2018 In Colors. Starting from the top we have Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

The ink splatter of the same color under each butterfly is from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. It’s the same ink splatter stamp I used on an ice cream cone card a couple of months ago.

Any one of the 2016-2018 In Colors would work for the card base. The color used for this handmade greeting card is Peekaboo Peach.

In the center of each die-cut butterfly is a single Basic Rhinestone Jewel. It truly is the finishing touch. The card is not nearly as attractive without the rhinestones.

The new In Colors are always a very popular purchase. Be sure to order the five with the 2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads kit. You’ll save $5 ordering them together with Item Number 141818 (pictured below and linked into my online store).

Everything else to make this Gorgeous Grunge card are also pictured below. While you’re ordering the new 2016-2018 In Colors, be sure to order the versatile Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set if you do not yet own it in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com. Order an assortment of 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock to use with your new ink pads!

 

Gorgeous Grunge & 2016-2018 In Colors Card Supplies

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Do you have a favorite 2016-2018 In Color? I think it will change from day to day and project to project. Order them all so you’ll be prepared for the day to day change of favorite.

 

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