Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friends 24/7 - Vintage Style

Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? WOW. Time flies. December is especially busy for me because we have two birthdays in the family to celebrate in addition to Christmas. It's all good!

I wanted to share a Stampin Up Friends 24-7 vintage style card with you today. I love this stamp set. I paired it up with the En Francais background stamp. I think they complement each other nicely.

I've seen a lot of ribbon ruffling on cards lately and wanted to give it a try. How easy! Just grab some Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip and cut a piece long enough to cover the area you want your ribbon to cover. Peel one side off and stick to your paper. Peel the exposed side and start adding your ribbon making as large or wide a ruffle as you desire. That's it!

Be sure to check out the Stampin' Up! Online Spectacular going on now through November 30th. Deep discounts on some great products! It's worth your time to check it out. Remember, you can order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7.



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Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin Up Sale - Up to 50% Off!



HUGE STAMPIN' UP! SALE
* Up to 50% Off Select Items *

Today through November 30th

Deep discounts on some great
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Grateful Greetings

Thanksgiving will be here in two weeks. Can you believe it? I am so grateful for my promotion at work. It really has been life changing.

I try to make Thanksgiving cards and treats for my family every year. I've been paper crafting for so long, I think they expect it now. No pressure, right? I decided to embellish these mini pails I picked up at our local craft store recently. Aren't they cute? Of course they must accompany a matching card and the pail will be filled with something sweet. Hopefully my friends and family will enjoy them at the Thanksgiving table this year. Did I mention I'm cooking too? I bought the turkey this week. Now the planning. Argh! I'd rather be paper crafting.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!
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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise):
Stamps: Falling Leaves (#115368), Tiny Tags (#118091)
Ink: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Autumn Spice (#120808)
Accessories: Mini Pail, Hemp Twine, Mini Vintage Tags (#118763), Leaf cutouts & decorative tape from another company

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jingle all the Way

I am hooked on the Stampin' Up! Decor Elements. When the line was released a few years ago I said, "I'll never buy or sell those". Oops! I currently have a wall hanging in my craft room made out of them, jars embellished with them, and now a Christmas decoration. Did I mention another order of them on the way too? Shhhhhh. Don't tell the hubby!

This Jingle all the Way wall hanging will go in my foyer for the holidays. The cool part is I added the vinyl lettering to the glass of the frame so next year I can swap a different background of Designer Series Paper for a completely different look. For this year, I used Stampin' Up! Newsprint Designer Series Paper. It was the perfect musical match for my Jingle all the Way Decor Elements.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Holiday Greetings Card

My new recruit, Amy Papale, had her first Stampin' Up! Open House last week. It was a great success! She had approximately 19 guests attend the party.

This Holiday Greetings Christmas card was one of her make-n-takes we came up with for the party. Amy has a great eye for color combinations and swears by her Stampin' Up! Color Coach . I love the soft Bashful Blue against the Crumb Cake color card stock. Way to go Amy!

Have a great week and happy stamping!

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Recipe - All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes (#115438), Sincere Salutations (#115068)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Tools: Scallop Trim Border, Snowflake Extra-Large
Accessories: Jewels - Basic Rhinestones (#119246)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Northern Flurry

I'm back!!!!! It's been a "flurry" of happenings in my life over the past few weeks.

I am excited to tell you I got a management position at my place of employment that I have wanted for a really long time. I start my new position on Monday.

Two weeks ago we took a trip to visit family in North Carolina. We got home and a member of my husband's family had to go to the hospital. Everything is starting to settle down now - finally.

Although life can be a "flurry", making Christmas cards doesn't have to be with the new Stampin' Up! Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. I love embossing folders because they make a card so quick & easy with superb results.

To make my snowflakes stand out a little more on this card, I sponged Whisper White Craft Ink lightly over the embossed image and popped each flake with a Stampin Up Basic Rhinestone.

I hope you are enjoying fall. It's a beautiful season and great time to stamp or scrapbook. Enjoy your day & happy stamping!



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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin Up:
Stamps: Four the Holidays (#116921)
Craft Ink: Whisper White
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Jewels - Basic Rhinestones (#119246), 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (#120902)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tote-ally Awesome Opportunity

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote--a $39.95 value--when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

Imagine sharing your love of Stampin' Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12" x 12" card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits* to choose from--Standard and Digital+--at a new lower price, there's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family.

Contact me today for more details about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator at tiffanyscardtique@verizon.net. Enjoy the benefits, discounts, and other fun opportunities of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I welcome hobby stampers and business demonstrators to join my team from anywhere in the US. I offer virtual support no matter where you located.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Design-a-Haunted House

Create your very own haunt using the brand-new D├ęcor Accents Design-a-House and other exciting products from the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog and 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog .

Click HERE for the supply list.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tangerine Tango for Halloween

The Stampin' Up! color Tangerine Tango is a great shade of orange to use for your Halloween cards and projects. I am typically drawn to Pumpkin Pie (an oldie but a goodie), but Tangerine Tango is a new bright & fun shade of orange.

I wanted to do something a little different for a Halloween card so I attached the Tangerine Tango/Basic Gray layer crooked on the Basic Black card base. Just something a little different.

Are you enjoying the new Holiday Mini? I have a Christmas card I'll be posting soon to show you a quick & easy card you can mass produce for the holidays.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!
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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Season of Friendship (#111776), All Holidays (#114916), Itty Bitty Bits (#117056)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon,
Tools: 1" circle punch, Square Lattice embossing folder (#119976)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to School

Wow - time flies! I can't believe I have not worked in my stamp room for over a week. We have been so busy the past couple weekends enjoying the last weeks of nice weather.

Today, Brandon started pre-school. He had a great first day. He loves his teacher and made a new friend. Life is good!

I'll be back soon with a card Halloween card to share.

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini


The new Stampin' Up!
Holiday Mini Catalog
has arrived!

Download the Holiday Mini HERE.

Download the Holiday Mini supply list HERE to see what products were used in the catalog samples.

Order from the Holiday Mini HERE online 24/7.

Do you prefer a print copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog? If so, e-mail me your name and address and I will mail you a copy FREE!


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Occasional Quotes

Last week was Stampin' Up! Hostess Week here at Tiffany's Cardtique. I forgot I had one more card to share with you. I meant to post it this past Saturday and well, you know how busy & fast weekends go. Better late than never!

I used a Stampin' Up! Hostess level 1 & 3 for this card. It's a simple, clean design and I just adore the quote from the Occasional Quotes set. All supplies for this creation can be found at the bottom of the post. Leave me a comment while you're there and let me know what you thought of Hostess Week? I love to read your comments!

I have a new "helper" at Tiffany's Cardtique and he is extremely dedicated. Whenever it's time to photograph my cards or projects for this blog, my helper sets up the entire photography set whether it be indoors or outdoors. I guess he's seen me do it enough times to know what to do. After I photograph my work, he wants me to take a picture of him. I love my helper!

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!

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Recipe - All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess level 1), Occasional Quotes (Hostess level 3)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp Twine
Tools: 1 3/4 circle punch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Have A Crush

Don't tell my husband, but I have Stampin' Up! in color Concord Crush! I've never been a big fan of purple until I got my hands on this new in color. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate the richness of this color. It truly looks like a concord grape. I think you'll find yourself with a little crush on it as well.

The design of this creation was inspired from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA57) today. In celebration of Tiffany's Cardtique Hostess Week, I used patterned paper from the Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (hostess level 1). With a purchase of $150+ this paper pack is yours free along with your choice of $15 in Stampin' Up! products.

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Take note of the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch I used in the center of the card. It looks just like ribbon. This punch can be found on page 201 of the Idea Book & Catalog. I just love Stampin' Up! punches. What will they think of next?

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Matchbox Messages (#113800)
Ink: Concord Crush
Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (hostess level 1, #121028)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Concord Crush
Accessories: Bitty Buttons (#118761)
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335), Fancy Flower Punch (#118073), 5-Petal Flower Punch (#119880), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309), 1-1/4 Circle Punch (#119861)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Apple Blossoms


It's Stampin' Up! Hostess Week
at Tiffany's Cardtique!

This week you will see cards made from each level (1-2-3) of the Hostess stamp sets available in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The best part about Hostess stamp sets is that they are FREE!

Get your friends together and place an order of $150+ in Stampin' Up! merchandise to receive a hostess stamp set as well as other products of your choice for FREE! Questions? Confused? Need help? Email me HERE for more information or CLICK HERE.

Today's creation came from the Stampin' Up! Hostess Level 2 stamp set, Apple Blossoms. Apple Blossoms includes 8 stamps in clear or wood mounted - your choice. If your order qualifies for this set, you will receive a minimum of $35 in free products of your choice from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. How cool is that?!

I used my Stampin' Up! Color Coach to provide me with this vivid combination of colors - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Daffodil Delight.

Enjoy your Monday and happy stamping!


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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set:
Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2 #120139)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thinking Outside the Box

I thought outside the Stampin' Up! box on this card. I combined three stamp sets: Always, Leaf Lines, and Watercolor Trio. Isn't it amazing how nicely they all flow together & look like it came from one set?

Take a look at all your stamp sets and see which ones you can combine. I think looking at them with this different viewpoint will open the door to some new & exciting projects!

When I complete my cards, I often show them to my husband who could really care less. He is very sweet & supportive but let's face it, most guys don't go crazy over paper crafts. He typically says, "that's nice honey". With this card though, he actually made a comment about the shading around the edges of the patterned paper. He liked that technique. Maybe he's coming around! (smile) Who would have guessed that sponging a little ink around the edges of patterned paper would float his boat so to speak?!

Enjoy your day (TGIF) & happy stamping!

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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Always (#113620), Leaf Lines (#114393), Watercolor Trio (#117050)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (retired)
Accessories: Brads

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No Time? Emboss It!

When I am crushed for time and/or just too darn tired to be creative, I reach for my Stampin' Up! embossing folders. They do all the work for you.

I pulled out my favorite color of Stampin' Up! card stock, Pretty in Pink, and paired it with some Neutrals (Sahara Sand, Early Espresso). Elegant Lines embossing folder created my design and I simply stamped and punched out the sentiment. There you have it . . . a simple card created in minutes.

Check out the full supply list at the end of the post. To order these and any of the Stampin' Up! products on-line 24/7,
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Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Oval All (#113790)
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 5/8 Satin Ribbon
Tools: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (#119277), Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punches

Friday, August 13, 2010

Play Date

Play Date takes on a whole new meaning in the Stampin’ Up! world. Play Date is filled with bright, fun, and exciting papers. It’s in my top 5 favorite Designer Series Papers from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog. It’s great for those summertime birthday cards or scrapbook pages. Do you have some beach or poolside pictures to scrap? Play Date will make those pictures pop with the vibrant red, turquoise, and yellow colors.

I played over at PPA in their color challenge this week. This card is even brighter in person. It’s a great summer color combination.

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini is coming out September 1st. My pre-order should arrive today. I’ll try to squeeze in a sneak peek next week of some of the upcoming products. You’re going to love it all!

Want to be able to pre-order Stampin’ Up! products before they hit the market and get your products at a discounted price? Stampin' Up! isn’t just for career demonstrators. I welcome hobby stampers to my downline group from across the U.S. E-mail me HERE for more info on joining my team!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stamping!

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Recipe – All Supplies from Stampin’ Up!
Stamps
: FYI (#114365)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Designer Series Paper: Play Date (#117168)
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Word Window Punch (#119857), Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die (#115969)
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Brights Brads

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vintage Style

Don't let those scraps go to waste! I am totally hoarding every little piece of Stampin' Up! Love Letter Designer Series Paper. It's a vintage style paper that I just adore! It pairs up beautifully with the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder too. I lightened my picture a bit so you could see the detail in the black background.

Recipe - All supplies from Stampin Up:
Designer Series Paper: Love Letter (#117162), Newsprint (#117166)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Crochet Trim Ribbon Chantilly (#118408), Antique Brads Designer Hardware (#117273)
Tools: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175), 1 1/4" Square Punch, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882), Paper-Piercing Tool

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Happy stamping!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Thoughts

I'm playing in a blog challenge today over at PPA called the KISS - Keep It Simple Sweetie. The card should be clean with lots of white space, simple design, minimal amount of time to create. I made this in 15 minutes in between dinner & my son's soccer practice. I kept it simple by using only two colors - Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Daffodil Delight. It's the last month of summer and that Daffodil Delight fits perfectly for the season!

Watching 4 year olds play soccer is a treat! Some are really good & others could care less & are just having fun. Mine son would be the latter. He loves it and that's all that matters.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Apple Blossoms (hostess level 2)
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309), Lattice Bigz Die (#115958), White Brads (#119736), Scallop Oval Punch (#119856), Oval Punch (#119859), Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119254)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

En Francais

Bonjour! That is about all the French you'll get out of me other than this card. I couldn't translate the verbiage on this gorgeous Stampin' Up! background stamp En Francais, but I sure love to use it. En Francais is one classy stamp. I love the flow of the writing on it.

So what do you think of my colors? They were totally out of my comfort zone thanks to the new Stampin' Up! Color Coach. My mind is being stretched beyond belief. If you struggle with color combinations or tend to choose the same colors quite often (like me), this tool is for you.

I started with the Soft Suede solid color side of the Color Coach. On the flip side, it provides with a "Creative Combination" and a "Sweet Set" combination. I used the "Sweet Set" combo - Soft Suede, Baja Breeze (card base), and Cherry Cobbler (bird). I never would have put all those colors together without the Color Coach & I love the results it provided.

All the Stampin Up! supplies used for this creation can be found at the bottom of the post. Any questions? Don't hesitate to e-mail me. I'd love to hear from you!

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!

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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: En Francais (#109521), Perfect Punches (#117022)
Ink: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla (Craft Ink)
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Designer Buttons - Neutral, Linen Thread
Tools: Curly Label Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Tree For All Seasons

I had a great time this past week with my downline! We got together and talked stamping and made a couple cards together like the one pictured above.

The Stampin' Up! stamp set we used is called Season of Friendship. I like to call it "A Tree For All Seasons" because this set includes flowers for Spring/Summer, leaves for Fall, and a snowflake for Winter. It even includes a little bird & sentiment. It's a versatile set you can use all year.

If you look on page 120 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog, you'll see a great scrapbook page pictured incorporating this set. Very fun!

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Season of Friendship (#111776), Great Friend (#113792)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Get Crackin'

Have you challenged your stamping capabilities lately? I have not and decided I need to try something new.

I've been a fan of the cracked glass look, but was too intimidated to give the technique a try. Silly me! Not only was it easy, but super cool! I had a blast and made a bunch of cards.

I stamped a branch from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio set three times slightly overlapping each one. I used the colors Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery from the Stampin' Up! Subtles collection. They are nice soft colors for the look I wanted to achieve. I sponged the edges in the Bashful Blue and the began the cracked glass process. Click HERE for the tutorial. My favorite part is when you take it out of the freezer and begin cracking. Love it!

Let me know if you try the cracked glass technique or if you've done it before?

Don't forget to e-mail me if you are interested in my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share. There are still some shares left.

Now get crackin' and happy stamping!


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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Watercolor Trio (#120084), Tiny Tags (#118592)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Designer Series Paper: Patterns
Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Tools: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Round Tab Punch

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper Share



Let's Share!

Be the first to take part in my
Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share.

I've been eyeing up all the new paper & would love a little of each. The new Stampin' Up! catalog features 12 sets of gorgeous DSP. (There are also four sets of Specialty DSP, but honestly, some of the designs would be difficult to fairly divide, so I have chosen to leave those out of my share.) You will receive a 72 sheet assortment of double-sided 6"x6" Designer Series Paper for just $25 (including shipping/handling).

How to order: E-mail me at tiffanyscardtique@verizon.net by August 1st and tell me how many sets you would like to order and include your address. I will send you an e-mail confirmation that your order was received & how much is owed. You may send me a check or pay through PayPal. Tentative mailing date is August 11th.

** Share is limited so don't wait too long to place your order.

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


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