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Such a pretty (Stampin’ Up!) Work of Art, I had to copy!

Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp SetChanged the colors of a card a friend received in a swap using the Stampin’ Up! Work of Art and Everything Eleanor Stamp Sets.  So pretty that I just had to copy it.  Lower in the post I’ll show you the original card from the swap.

The card is as easy to make as it is pretty.  Start by stamping the flourish from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Next I stamped the large paintbrush mark with Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Pad ink from the Work of Art Stamp Set.  This helped my placement of the three small brushmarks of the three different greens.

But, are the greens different colors?  They are all Mossy Meadow.  Three pictures to show you how.

Ink the stamp in Mossy Meadow and stamp.

Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set www.stampingsmiles.com

 Stamp again without inking the stamp.

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And again.

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Three different shades of the same color.  Besides a cool look, think of the ink you’ll save.  And time cleaning the stamp. :)

The Work of Art and Everything Eleanor swap card.

Stampin' Up! Work of Art Everything Eleanor card www.stampingsmiles.com

The colors are Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss.  The handmade cards use four of the five 2014-2015 In Colors.  Lost Lagoon is the only one not to make the cut.  The card is stunning.  So pretty I had to copy.  The Hello Honey/Mossy Meadow combination is more subtle.  It’s fun to see the card in vibrant colors and then the more subdued colors.

Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor and Work of Art www.stampingsmiles.comDo you ever had a stamp set you want that keeps getting bumped off your list promising yourself “Next time”?  Everything Eleanor was that stamp set for me.  This card was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  It was ordered immediately.  Is there a stamp set you need to say “Enough is enough.  I’m ordering it!”? 

If, like me, it’s Everything Eleanor or the popular Work of Art Stamp Set, you’ll find both pictured below and linked into my own store www.shopwithshelly.com so you can finally mark it off your list and start making some of the pretty cards you’ve seen made with it.


Everything Eleanor and Work of Art Card Supplies

Everything Eleanor: Label Clear-Mount Stamp

Everything Eleanor: Label Clear-Mount Stamp
[132332]

$5.95

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Change something or copy a card idea just as it is.  Sometimes you just have to copy when a card is as pretty as the swap card using the Stampin’ Up! Work of Art and Everything Eleanor Stamp Set.

A not so (Stampin’ Up!) White Christmas card

Today I’m demonstrating for you a handmade card that is a not so White Christmas card with the new Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Stamp Set.   The White Christmas stamp set is from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that just started today!  Did you see my post yesterday when I showed you four different ways to position the stand of trees in the White Christmas Stamp Set?  In that video I promised a fun card today.  This is it!  Watch to see how I made my fun fall card.

 If my video is not displaying properly, watch my not so White Christmas card video tutorial here. Stampin' Up! White Christmas Card www.stampingsmiles.comMy friend Pat Pawlowski introduced my to Flower Soft when she made a beautiful calendar with the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  I was excited to try it with the larger trees stamp in the new White Christmas Stamp Set.  Also appealing about this trees stamp is the hill is already there for me.  That made is so very easy to fill in with the Flower Soft. My not a white Christmas card was quick to make.  Adding the Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape was a breeze and added a nice decorative touch.  If you haven’t tried washi tape yet, I encourage you to purchase some and give it a try.  you can be neat or tear it off for ragged edges.  Both looks are great, it just depends on the desired overall look how you use it. Did you watch long enough to see my stepped up card?  I added a couple more embellishments. Stampin' Up! White Christmas card idea Am very pleased with the new 1/4 Cotton Ribbon.  It is soft and ties nicely into a bow.  My favorite feature of the ribbon is its lack of personality.  That doesn’t sound nice, but it truly is a compliment.  Because it isn’t cutesy or elegant, it will work with both project styles.  That’s probably the first time being described as no personality is a good thing. :) The other added embellishment is the new Autumn Wooden Elements.  The wood is very light.  It won’t add to the postage when you mail your handmade cards.  Simply attached it with a couple of Mini Glue Dots. I’ve pointed out a couple of the products used to make my fall White Christmas card.  All the supplies are pictured and listed below and ready to be ordered in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  Be sure to add the Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Stamp Set to your order for fall and Christmas cards! Not so White Christmas Card Supplies

 If you have any questions about my no so White Christmas card, email them to [email protected]

 

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It’s a not so White Christmas card when you make fall cards with the new Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Stamp Set!

An exclusive bonus is coming for Hassle-Free Card subscribers!

Card subscription program www.hasslefreecards.comHassle Free Card Subscribers will soon be getting an exclusive bonus!  Who are those lucky folks?  They are the cardmakers who put an end to wasting time searching for great card ideas by subscribing to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards!  The card ideas are sent to them!  Now they spend their time doing what they love, making cards.

The exclusive bonus will be for Hassle-Free Subscribers email inboxes only.  No matter how much I will want to share it with the world, it will be for my subscribers only.  That means you won’t find it on Stamping Smiles Facebook Page, or my the Stamping Smiles YouTube Channel, or on Stamping Smiles Pinterest boards, or here on my stamping blog.

If you want to take the hassle out of finding great card ideas AND would love to get the bonus, you will when you subscribe to the Stamping Smiles Hassle-Free Cards by September 21!

 

Subscribe now and start receiving your great card ideas now and your exclusive bonus in September!

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Sweet Clean & Simple Card with Stampin’ Up! Sumthin’ Sumthin’

My sweet clean & simple card came to be because I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp Set and Word Bubbles Framelits.  Why those two?  Why together?  Because Stampin’ Up! has an incredible Big Shot promotion going on right now.  When you purchase a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine in my online store, you can get the Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp Set and Word Bubbles Framelits for FREE!  Stampin’ Up! didn’t leave out all of us who already own a Big Shot.  You can also purchase the two together in the Sumthin’ with Bubbly Bundle for 15% off!  But only through August 31, 2014!

Watch my video tutorial on how to make my sweet clean and simple card with the Stampin’ Up! Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp Set.  You’re going to see for yourself how well they go together and why you’ll want to get them before the sale is over.

 

 If the video is not displaying properly, watch my sweet clean and simple Sumthin’ Sumthin’ card here.


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundles:  Free with purchase of Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine or 15% through August 31, 2014 only!
  Price shown reflects the discount.

 

BStampin' Up! Sumthin Sumthin stampingsmilescomrown and blue are sure pretty together.  The contrast of the soft Pool Party to the deep Early Espresso is pleasing to the eye.  Don’t you appreciate how easy Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to make beautifully coordinated cards with their exclusive colors used in all their color products?   All I had to do was grab my Pool Party and Early Espresso accessories with some Whisper White Cardstock. 

 

After the Big Shot promotion is over, you’ll still be able to purchase all the stamping supplies I used to make my Sumthin’ Sumthin’ card in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com  The card supplies are listed below and linked into my online store. 

 

Sweet Clean & Simple Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Card Supplies

 

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Look how easy it was to make my sweet Sumthin’ Sumthin’ card.  Having the proper tools makes any job easier.  The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is one tool you want to have.  If you don’t yet have one, order one now!  Your cardmaking will be more fun than you ever dreamed!

 

Big Shot is excellent for quick, clean and simple cards!

Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting MachineIf you have a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, you have an excellent tool that will allow you to quick as a rabbit crank out a quick, clean and simple card that is, frankly, adorable!

Despite how incredibly simple my handmade card is, I believe you’re going to love it.  For two reasons, the first is because it is attractive, the second because you’ll see just how easy it was to make.

The Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes are perfect for a quick, clean and simple card.  They’re white, so you’ve got cleaned covered.  Add to it quick because they are already cut to size and scored for you.  Gotta love that.  To make it fancy dancy, get out your Big Shot and Honeycomb Embossing Folder, which just happens to be 25% off through August 25.  :)

Wanting the front of the card embossed only, I slid the note card over the narrower side of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

 The embossing folders are too long to go through the Big Shot along the longest side.  The note card had to fold underneath the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  I hoped folding it over would not pull it too far from the fold for good coverage.

Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Folder on Big Shot

Look how well it did!

Full Honeycomb embossed card front!

 Finishing my quick, clean and simple card was, well, quick.  Stamped “FOR YOU’ in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in one of the honeycombs. Added some flowers made the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attached with a Mini Glue Dot.  In the center of each punched flower is a small Basic Pearl Jewel colored with a black Sharpie Marker.  Done!

Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Seriously, it took no time at all to make.  And that includes decided on the final design.  With that already done for you, it will take you less than 2 minutes to make this handmade card.  But, only if you have a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.

Now is the best time ever to order a Big Shot!  Did you know you’ll get your choice of one of five exclusive, very cool, bundles for FREE (value up to $59.90!) when you purchase a Big Shot by August 31 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com?  It’s almost too good to be true, but it absolutely is!

Order the Honeycomb Embossing Folder while ordering your new Big Shot.  You’ll then be able to emboss and die-cut when your order is delivered.  But in order for that to happen, you need to get on over to my online store www.shopwithshelly.com now to order your Big Shot.

Here are all the supplies I used to make my quick, clean and simple card in case you’d also like to add them to your order.  If you increase your order to $150, you’ll get $25 in free Stampin’ Up! stuff of your choice.   You can get more Big Shot dies and/or folders with your product bonus!

Honeycomb Hello Card Supplies List

 

If you have any questions about my quick, clean and simple card, send them to [email protected].

 

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If you want to make quick, clean and simple cards, you definitely want a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. Now is the time when you can walk away with more than 50% of the price in product bonuses! 

 

Handmade congratulations card that made me feel special

Stampin' Up! Bravo Card www.stampingsmiles.comMy friend Sandi Hartka that I met at the Founder’s Circle retreat last year made this great handmade congratulations card with the Bravo Stamp Set for me.  That she took the time out of her busy schedule to congratulate me an the achievement made me feel so special.   Handmade cards have a way of doing that. :)

The congrats greetings inside and out came from the Bravo Stamp Set.  Recognize the starburst behind the stars?  It’s the incredibly popular and favorite Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.  Now that’s a shining star.

Stampin' Up! Bravo Card Idea www.stampingsmiles.com

Took a picture at this angle so you could see the recessed star.  Sandi used the Stars Framelits Dies to die-cut through the Whisper White Cardstock and Real Red Cardstock for the front of the card.  The recessed stars stepped this card up from nice to niiiiice.

Stampin' Up! Bravo Card Star

Stampin' Up! Bravo CardSandi’s card exactly what she intended it to do.  It gave me a lift and made me feel special.  Are you good about sending encouragement cards?  Do you send someone a card to celebrate an achievement?  To let them know you know they’re struggling through a rough patch?  Are you quick to send a thank you card for a kindness?

Use your love of cardmaking to let praise and encouragement burst out of you! Learn how to make four fast, yet absolutely fabulous, cards with the Stamping Smiles Sending Good Thoughts VIDEO Class

Stamping Smiles Sending Good Thoughs VIDEO Class

Have any questions about my online encouragement cards class?  Click on the picture for all the details and to register now!

 

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The Stamping Smiles Sending Good Thoughts VIDEO Class also uses the Bravo Stamp Set for one of the handmade encouragement cards.  You’ll have one idea for the stamp set even before taking my class.

 

Yee-Haw! Now you can make cowboy and cowgirl greeting cards!

 It’s never been so easy to make handmade cowboy and cowgirl greeting cards than now with the new Stampin’ Up! Yee-Haw Stamp Set! Have a look at the cute Yee-Haw!card ideas provided by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set Yee-Haw Card cactus Yee-Haw Card Hooray Yee-Haw Card Howdy Yee-Haw Card muslin bag Yee-Haw Card Rootin' Tootin' Yee-Haw Card stars Yee-Haw Card Yee-Haw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin' Up! Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp SetThe new Yee-Haw! Stamp Set is a photopolymer set. The prices for the photopolymer stamp sets are a great value. This is a set of 25 stamps for only $25.95 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!  Imagine that, you can make all eight of the cards shown above plus as many other card ideas you come up with using the 25 stamps in the set for only $25.95!

Do you have any questions about photopolymer stamp sets?  Ask them by sending an email to [email protected].

 

 

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With the new too cute Stampin’ Up! Yee-Haw Stamp Set, you’ll be making all kinds of adorable cowboy and cowgirl greeting cards!

 

Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up! right & Beautiful Card IdeaWanting to get a sneak peak at the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  It is a real winner.  It’s the by far the best Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up! in a long time, possibly ever!  Today I have a sneak peek with a handmade Christmas card using the new Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.  My clean and simple Christmas card in silver and white certainly qualifies for a quick, clean and classy card.

The silver stars, they aren’t at all silver.  They were embossed with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Smoky Slate is soft yet still stands out well against the Whisper White.  Works very well when you want the look of a matte silver. 

Didn’t I do a great job cutting out the stars?  A perfect border all around.  Okay, I fess up.  I didn’t cut them by hand.  The Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set coordinates with the Stars Framelits Dies.   With a little help from my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine applying 3000 pounds of pressure, the stars were cut out perfectly in a matter of seconds.

Do you have a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine?  Did you know you can get both the new Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set AND Star Framelits Dies for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com, but in August 2014 only!

Already have a Big Shot?  After I tell you a bit more about my handmade Christmas card, I’ll tell you how to save on the sneak peek Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful Card

All three stars in the Bright & Beautiful Stars Stamp Set have the same pretty pattern that grows as the stars get larger.  Isn’t that a great look?  Separating and giving definition to the three layers of stars are Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It never ceases to amaze me how those little foam self-adhesive dots enhance a handmade card.

Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful Christmas Card

The coordination continuity provided by the pattern of the stars continued with the “Wishing you a Bright & Beautiful . . .” greeting included in the stars stamp set.  To keep the look of the card seamless, the Christmas greeting was also embossed with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Promised to let you know how you can get in on the Bright & Beautiful sneak peek if you already own a Big Shot.  During August only, you can purchase the exclusive Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle at 15% off!  The bundle includes both the stamp set and coordinating Stars Framelits Dies.  You can wait until September to order the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and the Stars Framelits, but the bundle savings will be gone.

Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful stampingsmilescomHurry on over to my online store www.shopwithshelly.com to get the Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle for FREE with the purchase of a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine or for 15% off! 

What other supplies did I use to make my stars Christmas card?  They’re all pictured below and linked into my online store.

Bright & Beautiful Star Card Supplies

129053s

$29.95

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Now that you’ve had a  Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek, are you even more excited to see the full Holiday Catalog?

 

How to make your own coordinating envelope liners

Do you like to add liners to your card envelopes but sometimes don’t have any or enough coordinating Designer Paper? Watch my video demonstration to learn how to make your own coordinating envelope liners.

 

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my make coordinating envelope liners video demonstration.
 

Daydream Medallions Card with Coordinating Lined EnvelopeLining your envelopes is the ultimate finishing touch to your handmade cards.  Now you can see making your own coordinating liners is easy and fun to do! 

 

To easily make your own envelope liners, you’ll need the Envelope Liners Framelits.  And I just conveniently have them available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

If you hurry and order by Monday, August 18, you’ll save 25% on the Envelope Liners Dies!  Envelopes lined with pretty, coordinating liners and saving money!  Now that’s double the fun!

 

Like savings?   Don’t forget the August Big Shot Special!  Purchase a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and get an exclusive bundle for FREE!  Both specials are available in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 


Envelope Liners Supplies
(click on product picture to be taken to it in my online store.)

 

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Making your own envelope liners for your beautiful handmade cards can be easy and economical when you make your coordinating liners!

Make beautiful backgrounds with Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions

You can make more than beautiful medallions with the Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions Stamp Set. You can also made pretty backgrounds for your cardmaking. Watch my short video demonstration to learn how!

 

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Daydream Medallions card tutorial here.
 

Stampin' Up! Daydream Medallions Card IdeaWith the soft ink colors of Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana, the background is full with Daydream Medallion stamps without looking gaudy.  The splashes of Bermuda Bay give just the right amount of contrast.

 

It’s fun just thinking about the different backgrounds you can make with the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set!  You could do just one or two in a corner.  Or so many other possibiliites.

 

You’ve seen how easy it is to make backgrounds with the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set.  When you also have the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits Dies, you can also make beautiful medallions.

 

When you purchase both the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set and Floral Frames Framelits together in the Flowery Daydream Bundle, you’ll save 15% with the August Big Shot Super Special.

 

Do you have a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine yet?  Purchase your Big Shot in my online store by August 31, 2014 in my online store and get the Flowery Daydreams Bundle for FREE!  Woo-hoo!  That is one super duper Big Shot special!

 

Hurry!  The Big Shot Special is only through August 31 in my online store!

 

Daydream Medallions Card Supplies

126465s

Daydream Medallions Wood-Mount Stamp Set
[126465]

$36.95

 

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Now that you see how easy it is to make backgrounds with the Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions Stamp Set and medallions when you add the Floral Frames Framelits, will be getting it for FREE during August with the purchase of a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine?

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