Thanks a Latte

Coffee Thank YouHere's how I spent my "cold" days off work this week.  The last week of January is Catholic School Week (my day job — I'm the bookkeeper at Marian Central Catholic HS).  Each day we recognize and say a prayer for one of the groups that support the school — Parents Association, Support Staff, Students, etc.  Wednesday was Staff Appreciation, so I made 72 of these cards and we put a Dunkin' Doughnuts gift card inside each one.  I did change the Thanks So Much stamp to Thanks a Latte (I printed that on the computer).  Everyone seemed very pleased with their little treat and I hope they enjoyed the card too — it was fun to make.

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Set
    
Perfect Blend — Item #131392 clear, #130745 wood
Cardstock
    Baked Brown Sugar — Item #131296
    Tangerine Tango — Item #111349
    Coastal Cabana — Item #131297
    Very Vanilla — Item #101650
    Retro Fresh Designer Paper — Item #132993
Ink
    
Baked Brown Suger — Item #131174
Accessories:
    
Artisan LabelPunch — Item #130920
    Dimensionals — Item #104430

Love Ya!!

Love YaWooHoo — today is the first day of February.  Love is in the air.  Now is the time to get your Valentine cards made.  Here's a great card for those that don't want to get too serious about it — have a little fun and be kind of whimsical.  I just love this little monster stamp set — Monstermaniacs.  It's not in a catalog  — this stamp set was designed by a stamper.  Here's a little information on it.

Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at http://inwithyou.ideascale.com

How cool is that!!  You could design a stamp set, submit it and have everyone buying your stamp set — LOVE IT!!!

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Set
    Monstermaniacs – Item #134972
    Just Sayin' — Item #133203 clear, #133200 wood
Cardstock
    Basic Black — Item #121045
    Real Red — Item #102482
    Whisper White — Item #100730
Ink
    Black Stazon — Item #101406
    Real Red — Item #126949
Accessories
    Old Olive Marker — Item#100079
    Pumpkin Pie Marker — Item #105115
    Primrose Petal Marker – 2012-2014 In Color Set — Item #126856
    Soft Sky Marker — Soft Subtles Set – Item #131263
    Big Shot — Item #113439
    Word Bubbles Framelits — Item #132968
    Dimensionals — 104430
    

Let’s Imagine Spring

 Well Old Man Winter isn't ready to give up yet so let's just imagine that it's spring.  How good is your imagination?
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Look, we all get vases full of flowers — close your eyes for a few minutes — imagine the flowers in your yard starting to poke through the ground.  The sun is shining and it's 60 degrees.  Oh, doesn't that feel nice.  Now take a sniff — can you smell these beautiful vases of assorted flowers.  There, don't you feel so much better — no snow or cold — just sun and flowers.

Well, it might not be real yet but truly it is just around the corner.  This stamp set is fun to use in so many ways.  You can just stamp and leave it all the color of your cardstock or you can color in just the flowers.  You can color the vases with markers or like this card you can stamp on designer paper, cut out and adhere for a completely different look.  So much fun no matter which way you like to do it.

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Set — Vivid Vases — Item #133818
Cardstock:
    Whisper White — Item #100730
    Basic Black — Item #121045
    Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack — Item #132996
Markers:
    Real Red — Item #100052
    Coastal Cabana — Item #131260 (2013-2015 In Color Set)
    Crumb Cake — Item #120967
    Old Olive — Item #100079
Accessories:
    Dimensionals