Friday, January 31, 2014


I LOVE this SU!WORD BUNDLE!  Check this post out from the SU! BLOG!

Word Bubble Love

I don’t think love is a strong enough word for the Word Bubble Framelits Dies. They are so fun to use—and there are so many ways to use them. I had only intended to  make two samples for this post—but my brain went crazy with ideas, so I had to share more. I hope that’s okay!

Cutting Out Frames
One of my favorite things about using a Framelit for die cutting is that they leave such nice negative spaces. Just cut around the outside edges and create fun frame pieces; they can be the delicate little finishing piece to any project!

Use as a Mask
Framelits can also be used as masks for spritzing.

I would recommend using a Magnetic Platform to hold the Framelits in place and to help get a crisper edge when spritzing. Be sure to put a cutting pad or a piece of scrap paper under your project so you don’t spritz color onto your Magnetic Platform.
I finished off this project by using my Stampin’ Write Markers (US/CA) to draw simple lines to add texture to the project.

Make New Shapes
I love that you can create your own die cut shapes by using one edge of a Framelit.
I made my own word bubble shape by inserting the bottom piece of cardstock into the bottom of the Framelit. Be sure when doing this technique that you don’t run the entire platform through the Big Shot or you’ll end up with a ridge from the flat side of the Framelit.
I then inserted the top of my piece of cardstock into the top of my Framelit at a different angle and rolled it through the Big Shot. Voilà— a bigger, uniquely-shaped word bubble!

Use as a Stamp
Here’s another unique use for a Framelit: use it as a stamp! On this card, I watercolored my background, inked up the flat side of my Framelit with Versamark, pressed it onto my card, then embossed the image using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
I love the rough texture of the embossing on watercolor cardstock.

The last technique I have to share today is a simple letterpress. To achieve this look, I used Coaster Board. It’s a heavier weight and compresses beautifully in Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (US/CA) or with Framelits.
I used a scrap piece of cardstock under my cutting pad to increase the pressure of the Big Shot rollers. Make sure the flat side of the Framelit is facing up before layering your piece of Coaster Board on top. Finish the “sandwich” with the other cutting pad and run through the Big Shot. (You’ll get the best results using newer cutting pads that don’t have many cuts in them already.)

What fun, unusual techniques have you discovered while using the Word Bubble Framelits Dies? I’d love to see what you’ve created. Share a link in the comments below!
Melody H.
Concept Artist

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Do you want to make some quick but professional looking cards?  Everything is included in this kit to make the card except for whatever stamp you want to use for the sentiment.  You can purchase the THANKS & HELLO stamp set also on page 161 of the idea book or use a stamp you have in your collection.  I used the new stamp set JUST SAYIN which has coordinating framelit word bubbles to match.  This is such a cool set and save 15% more when you purchase the bundle (framelits and stamp set together).

I love the cool arrow paper clip that comes with it.

Just sayin'-- these six positive sentiments will let someone know how much you appreciate them. And the Word Bubbles Dies make cutting the Just Sayin' images quick and easy.

Buy the Just Sayin' clear-mount stamp set and coordinating Word Bubbles Framelits Dies together at a 15% discount.

Thanks & Hello 131459
Price: $8.95
Short and sweet. That's the Thanks & Hello Set. Coordinates with the On Its Way Simply Sent Kit. Wood-mount.

Set quantity: 2
Set Quantity: 2

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


This is truly a great product if you want something simpler and smaller than a BIG SHOT.


Make an impression with our Texture Impression Embossing Machine. It’s coming in our 2014–2015 annual catalog, but we have a limited supply available now. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. (item 132657).  (However, I've seen others die cut framelits with this machine).

Don’t forget to order the brand new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that just came out in the Occasions catalog so you have everything you need to start creating with your new machine.
  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970)
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187)
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971)

If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. We highly recommend the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item #133520)! (You must order before March 31, 2014 to qualify for the free gift).

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine 132657
Price: $29.95 

Here's something I embossed with the machine. It's the card I made for my brother for his last birthday.  I used the SU! argyle embossing folder.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Make sure you check out the SU! SALEABRATION BROCHURE for great products you can purchase and earn for FREE. The brochure has suggestions on what might be great to bundle together for purchase.  For each $50 purchased (prior to s/h and tax) you will receive a FREE SALEABRATION gift.  And they are AWESOME this year.  As a demonstrator, I was able to earn some this past month and I can't wait to earn more.  In fact, I'm hoping to earn them all.

Check out the brochure and place an order HERE by going to SHOP NOW.

Click on the photo below to go to the SALEABRATION BROCHURE.


HIP HIP HOORAY! This is a BRAND NEW CARD KIT available now and coming to the next BIG SU! IDEA BOOK.  Order yours today as part of your SALEABRATION order.  It's a great kit and you make so many cards so easily!
With the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit you have another great way to enjoy the simple, fun craft making experience at a great price-the arts of stamping and cardmaking using Stampin' Up! products. The kit contains everything necessary (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards and it also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone.

Look what comes in the kit - stamps, embellishments, ink spot and more.
Here's only some of the cards you can make.



Weekly Deals - Add any of these to your SALEABRATION ORDER!

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 126985

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$7.13 CAN

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Labels Collection Framelits Die
Item # 125598

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Pool Party Classic Pad Item #126982
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 132567

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Winter Wonders Kit Item # 132567
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Monday, January 27, 2014


I earned the SALEABRATION MDS digital downloads for FREE with a $50 US purchase from SU!  The SWEET SORBET designer series papers are gorgeous.  I used them in this digital page highlighting my family.

EARN THIS DOWNLOAD for FREE starting today (comes with papers, stamps and embellishments - all inclusive of everything you can earn from SU! during SALEABRATION).

MDS Supply List

    Chevron Ribbon - embellishments\Chevron Ribbon - pear pizzazz v
    Glimmer Brads\Champagne - glimmer brad

    _Designer Kits/12x12 Photobook/stamps-01, Color = 198,226,221
    _Designer Kits\All Time Fave\All Time Fave - snapped, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\All Time Fave\All Time Fave - camera, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\All Time Fave\All Time Fave - dog, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Be Mine\Be Mine - heart little, Color = 252,207,186
    _Designer Kits\Be Mine\Be Mine - forever, Color = 0,0,0

    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Sweet Sorbet - designer series paper\Sweet Sorbet - 10
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Sweet Sorbet - designer series paper\Sweet Sorbet - 6
    Basics\arrow, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Sweet Sorbet - designer series paper\Sweet Sorbet - 8
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Sweet Sorbet - designer series paper\Sweet Sorbet - 12
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Sweet Sorbet - designer series paper\Sweet Sorbet - 7
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 252,196,173

Sunday, January 26, 2014


This is a great idea for use with the January SU! My Paper Pumpkin kit.  This is such an awesome gift to give yourself each month and will practically guarantee you will stamp each month.  Everything but the adhesive is included (you do need a clear acrylic block for your stamps or use the bottom of a clear glass).

January Paper Pumpkin

I love the January Paper Pumpkin kit. I had a ton of fun making these projects using kit components and some of our other products. The stamp set is versatile, and the cute little pieces and card bases you get lend themselves to many different styles!
I’d love to see what you’ve made with this month’s kit; no doubt your projects are adorable! Happy stamping! 
Christina N.
Concept Artist

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Today is Lisa Chatterjee - one of my BFF's birthday's.  I gave her this card and a special message.  Lisa - have a great BIRTHDAY WEEK, or like me - a GREAT BIRTHDAY MONTH!

Although the front of the card is cased from a card I received in a vintage swap at SU! Convention this past Summer - the inside of the card and the envelope are completely original.  The outside does have 1 or 2 modifications to the original so that it would become a birthday card.  Unfortunately, I do not have the name of the person who designed the orig.  so if it's yours, I'd be glad to recognize you.

Friday, January 24, 2014


I had some fun earlier today playing with MDS and STORYBOOK FRIENDS.  It's an adorable digital download from SU!  There are so many digital downloads for FREE and for purchase.  You can check out so many cool projects over at
Do you like my homemade face on the sun?

MDS Supply List

     Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Storytime - designer series paper\Storytime - 3

    _Designer Kits\Seriously Teen Kit\Seriously Teen Kit - sunburst, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\New Heights\New Heights - flourish 1, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    _Designer Kits\New Heights\New Heights - flourish 1, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Storybook Friends\Storybook Friends - rabbit, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29
    Storybook Friends\Storybook Friends - duck, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29
    Storybook Friends\Storybook Friends - hooray, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29
    So Happy For You\So Happy For You - so happy for you, Color = 0,0,0
    Button Buddies\Button Buddies - snowman face, Color = 0,0,0
    Button Buddies\Button Buddies - snowman face, Color = 0,0,0
    Boardwalk\Boardwalk - sunglasses, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\New Heights\New Heights - flourish 2, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Ktis\HSG overlay
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Vintage Overlays - designer series paper\Vintage Overlays - texture 11

Storytime Ensemble - Digital Download 127195
Price: $19.95
This download was added on 6/1/2012

Download includes:
* 1 12" x 12" page designer template
* 1 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" journal front and back cover designer template
* 26-page 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" swatchbook designer template
* 34-page 8" x 8" board book designer template
* 74-piece stamp brush set
* 20 Designer Series Papers
* 126 embellishments
* 1 punch

* Digital-exclusive
* Packed with a variety of templates: flashcard swatchbook, ABC photobook, school page, journal
* Complete with all the coordinating elements to create additional projects

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Here's just some of the components.  It's a large kit!


I saw this on the SU! BLOG and had to share!  Such a neat project.  

TREAT BAGS available until 1/27 only.  

See what Artisan Jane Lee created below.  I love these treat bags.

 Everything Is Better with Glimmer

Do you love little treats? Who doesn’t??!! These little packages were so easy to create using the Sweetheart Treats Bags. It doesn’t matter what you put inside because the packaging is so cute!

So simple, yet SUPER cute!!
I love Valentine’s Day!  I love the hearts, love notes, smooching, sweet candy, chocolate. . . .  Oh, I LOVE it all! You know what else I love?
Whenever I’m creating anything, I always take a step back, take a good look, and think, “What’s missing?” What is always missing? Something shiny!
My go-to product to solve all sparkly problems is the Glimmer Paper. Any color will do. Don’t have the right color? Just spritz it or use a Sponge Dauber to get the colors you need.

(I used sizes 3 and 4 of the Hearts Collection Framelits.)

Don’t forget to add some shimmer.

Oh, and cut extra little hearts on your e-cutter because they’re SO cute!!

Craft on!

Jane Lee
2013–2014 Artisan Design Team
Card Trio

Flowerfull Heart and Follow My Heart Stamp Sets

Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, and Real Red Classic Stampin Pads, White StāzOn Ink Pad

Whisper White Cardstock, Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes, Red Glimmer Paper, Window Sheets

Accessories and Tools:
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Banner Punch (Available during Sale-A-Bration January 28-March 31), Small Heart Punch, Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits (sizes 3 & 4 hearts),

Other: E-cutter, white thread

MDS: Small Heart Punch (width = .25")

Sweetheart Treat Bag

Stamps: Love You More Stamp Set

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad, Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad

Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes, Red Glimmer Paper, Sweetheart Treat Bags

Accessories and Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Small Heart Punch

Other: Staples, standard hole punch

MDS: Small Heart Punch (width = .25")