Thursday, April 24, 2014

Swing Cards . . . Made Easy!

Hi, stampers!  I have a super fun WOW card to share with you today!  After making a cool swing card at a DOstamping Club class and seeing how EASY it was, I knew I had to try it for myself!
Here's the front of the card . . .


. . . a close-up of the cute stamped/punched/glittered cupcake atop the diecut window sheet . . .


. . . and here's what this baby can do - watch it flip!


The back side of the cupcake circle has a spot you can decorate, and the right section has space for the greeting and your own sentiments!


The view from above . . .


. . . from the left . . .


. . . and from the right!  Such a fun card - I know the recipient will love it!


 I made a bunch of these cards for our most recent DOstamperSTARS swap - a meeting for all of Dawn Olchefske's local downline demonstrators. Here we are - aren't we cute?!  Dawn is on the left in purple - I'm in back in yellow.  (photo courtesy Gene Olchefske)



All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake (RETIRING!), Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Quatrefancy Speciality DSP (RETIRING!), Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Extras:  Circle Card Thinlet die, Cuupcake Builder punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Inspired by:  Dawn Olchefske

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.


This is the card I made at Dawn's DOstamper Club class . . . you can find the directions on Dawn's website.




All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Five-Way Flower - RETIRING!
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black
Paper:  Modern Medley DSP (RETIRING!), Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Circle Card Thinlet die, Scallop Circle punches, Very Vintage buttons, Linen Thread
Inspired by:  designed by Dawn Olchefske

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.


This is the Circle Card Thinlet die that does it all!  I used it to cut the card base, the scalloped circle, and the 'yay' sentiment.


Order your RETIRING products soon!  Print the Retiring Product Lists:
PDF of Retiring Stamps  while supplies last
PDF of Retiring Accessories  while supplies last



Added BONUS: make sure to take advantage of 
FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING from April 21-25!

SHOP ONLINE anytime and receive FREE shipping direct to your home this week only.  
Click on the pic below to start shopping. 



Act today - with FREE shipping, retiring products are sure to sell out quickly.  
And when they're gone, they're GONE!


More important DATES:
  • Monday, June 2 - New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog goes live!  (ordering begins at 12pm MT)
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Last day to order from the "old" 2013/2014 Annual Catalog
  • Thursday, August 28th - New 2014 Holiday Catalog goes live! (ordering begins at 12pm MT)


Want a FREE copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2014/2015 Catalog?
  • CLOclub members - automatically receive a free catalog from me!  Not in the club?  Join CLOclub today and receive all the catalogs free of charge, as a perk of membership.
  • Current and New customers -  just place an order of $25 or more in April and May, and you'll be added to my mailing list to receive a free copy!  SHOP my Online Store today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly DEALS from Stampin' Up!


Check out the Stampin' Up! WEEKLY DEALS in my Online Store - deals that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deals and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.


Here are this week's deals, Tuesday, April 22 through Monday, April 28:
2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations
2013-2015 IN COLOR CORE'DINATIONS 
Price$11.95 $8.96
5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria
5/8 INCH CROCHET TRIM VICTORIA 
Price$6.95 $5.21
Afternoon Daydream Kit -- Digital Download
AFTERNOON DAYDREAM KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 
Price$9.95 $5.97
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
AFTERNOON PICNIC DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 
Price$10.95 $8.21
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
LARGE PEARL BASIC JEWELS 
Price$4.95 $3.71
Naturals Designer Buttons
NATURALS DESIGNER BUTTONS 
Price$4.95 $3.71
Pacific Point 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
PACIFIC POINT 1/4" STITCHED GROSGRAIN RIBBON 
Price$4.95 $3.71
Rich Razzleberry 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
RICH RAZZLEBERRY 1/4" STITCHED GROSGRAIN RIBBON 
Price$4.95 $3.71



Here's how I used two of this week's DEALS . . .

Large Pearl Basic Jewels
LARGE PEARL BASIC JEWELS 
Price$4.95 $3.71

I really like the Large Pearl Basic Jewels - they make such an outstanding accent to any project.  I received the Snowflake Season Simply Sent kit shown below as a demo perk and added a few of my own touches.  You can see the large pearl in the center of the ornament!





All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Versatile Verses (inside)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Red Glimmer, Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit
Extras:  Large Pearls, Snowflake punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon
Inspired by:  the Simply Sent kit!


Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.



Naturals Designer Buttons
NATURALS DESIGNER BUTTONS 
Price$4.95 $3.71

The Naturals Designer Buttons are really cool and oh so versatile.  You can see how I used them on this autumn-flavored thankful card.  So quick and easy to add to any card - the perfect touch!




All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Sweater Weather DSP, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso C'ordinations
Extras:  Burlap ribbon, Naturals buttons, Expressions Thinlets die, Hearts a  Flutter Thinlets die
Inspired by:  lots of banner cards online!


Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.



NOTE:  both the Large Pearls and Naturals Buttons are on sale this week  AND are being retired from the catalog!  Get them while you can and enjoy FREE shipping this week only!


Check out all the retiring products:
PDF of Retiring Stamps  while supplies last
PDF of Retiring Accessories  while supplies last


So what are you waiting for???  Zoom over to my Online Store right away to snatch up these great Weekly Deals before they're gone!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retired Product List and FREE Shipping!


The day has come to reveal . . . . the list of RETIRING Stampin' Up! products!!!  Get 'em while you can.

Dates: April 21-June 4, 2014 (all items available while supplies last)

Details 
We're saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now's a great chance to get your favorite retiring products before they're gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Print the Lists
PDF of Retiring Stamps  while supplies last
PDF of Retiring Accessories  while supplies last



Added BONUS: make sure to take advantage of 
FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING from April 21-25!


SHOP ONLINE anytime and receive FREE shipping direct to your home this week only.  Click on the pic below to start shopping.  If you'd rather send me your order, I will put in a large LOCAL group order on Friday April 25 - contact me before then!



Act today - with FREE shipping, retiring products are sure to sell out quickly.  
And when they're gone, they're GONE!


More important DATES:
  • Monday, June 2 - New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog goes live!  (ordering begins at 12pm MT)
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Last day to order from the "old" 2013/2014 Annual Catalog
  • Thursday, August 28th - New 2014 Holiday Catalog goes live! (ordering begins at 12pm MT)


Want a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2014/2015 Catalog?  Here's how to get yours FREE!
  • CLOclub members - automatically receive a free catalog from me!  Not in the club?  Join CLOclub today and receive all the catalogs free of charge, as a perk of membership.
  • Current and New customers -  just place an order of $25 or more in April and May, and you'll be added to my mailing list to receive a free copy!  SHOP my Online Store today!


2012-2014 In Color
2012-2014 In Color Products
Each year, 5 new In Colors are introduced and are available for 2 years.  The colors above are products that will retire - so if you need to stock up on Ink Refills, Cardstock, Embellishments (ribbon and such) - you'll want to do that now.  They have been know to sell out in the past, so stock up today!

Thanks for stopping by today - and for shopping with me!  I very much appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator!


~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Videos: Tag-a-Bag Gift Boxes

Good morning and welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons Videos! Ever need a gift box in a certain size?  Take a look at today's video . . . learn how you can make different sized gift boxes out of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes. Donna shows you just how simple it is.


Click the Pic . . .
(Email readers go to my BLOG to see this!)

Isn't that slick?!  You can find these boxes for sale HERE.

To order Stampin' Up! products, just visit my Online Store any time.  And thanks for watching cartoons videos with me today!  If you're in the mood for cartoon video reruns, check out my Videos page!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jan's Banner Greetings

Happy April 17th, stampers - at least I think it's April! We have snow again here in MN, but I'm hoping it's NOT a white Easter!

Today I have a couple cards for you that feature 2 of the Weekly DEALS - the Chevron Ribbon and the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Turns out they were both created by my fellow demonstrator friend, Jan Carlson!  And she used the Hostess stamp set, Banner Greetings, on both of them!

Natural 5/8 Chevron Ribbon
NATURAL 5/8" CHEVRON RIBBON 
Price$6.95 $5.21



All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Greetings
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Extras:  Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Sequins, Chevron TIEF
Inspired by:  created by Jan Carlson

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.




Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
VENETIAN ROMANCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 
Price$10.95 $8.21





All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Banner Greetings
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Venetian Romance DSP
Extras:  Paper Doilies, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Simply Pressed Clay, 7/8" and 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punches, Bird Builder punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine Perfect Polka Dots TIEF.
Inspired by:  created by Jan Carlson

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.


I need to get some ink on my own Banner Greetings set - just never enough hours in the day to play, you know?!  If you, too, need some play time, consider attending my Friday FIVE event in May.  Read more about Friday FIVE by clicking here.  And don't forget to check out those awesome Weekly DEALS!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This just in . . . Project Life!



Woo hoo!  I am so so so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.



You'll be able to order a limited selection of Project Life products starting May 1. And with the launch of the new annual catalog on June 2, you'll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!


I am so excited about this!  For years, Becky Higgins has been a scrapbooking mentor of sorts to me - I love her design style and personality.  And her Project Life method of scrapbooking gets it done so others can enjoy my photos in the albums, not stuck away from everyone in boxes.

Check it all out on the Stampin' Up! Blog.  Then watch my Online Store on May 1 for the products featured on the SU! blog.  Cheers!


Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J



Weekly DEALS from Stampin' Up!


Check out the Stampin' Up! WEEKLY DEALS in my Online Store - deals that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deals and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.


Here are this week's deals, Tuesday, April 15 through Monday, April 21:



Here's how I used one of this week's DEALS . . .

Anywhere Glue Sticks
Price$3.95 $2.96



The Starburst Technique is super easy and packs a huge WOW factor!  Lining up the paper pieces is quick and easy when you use the Anywhere Glue Stick.  The card shown above was made at a DOstamping club class.  See another Starburst card and read more about the Starburst Technique on this blog post. Instructions are provided by Dawn Olchefske and Kathleen Wingerson.

So what are you waiting for???  Zoom over to my Online Store right away to snatch up these great Weekly Deals before they're gone!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J