Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

This morning is the launch of a new challenge blog called Pals Paper Arts! I'm excited to be a part of this blog because it's going to be fun! The color challenge (PPA1) for today was to use Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Chocolate Chip.

I gathered up my three colors and decided to use Very Vanilla for the background color. I added a little Razzle Dazzle & Razzleberry Lemonade to this card because it fits so well with the color combination.

I felt it needed a little hardware & I just couldn't find the right piece so I made one! I made a custom brad using the little flower from Razzle Dazzle and the Pewter Build-A-Brad set.

I finished it off by using my Stampin' Up! Mat Pack for a little paper piercing action. If you like the look of paper piercing and are intimated to try it, the Mat Pack makes it stress free. In this little kit you get the paper-piercing pad, template and setting mat for under $10. You can't go wrong with this little set. I love mine and it's well used!

I hope you like my card for the PPA Challenge today! I would have never put these colors together. Challenges are good for stretching your creativity.

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Thank you for visiting and enjoy your day!

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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin Up):
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (item #116714), FYI (#114365)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (#115675)
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Pewter Build-A-Brad, Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Pack

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm on Facebook!

I've taken the social networking plunge again and I'm now on Facebook! Not only am I on Facebook, but I have a special guest pictured on there today. Take a peek . . . click HERE.

While you are there, add me as a friend to stay up to date with all my card making & scrapbooking ideas, promotions, and Stampin' Up! information that will be exclusive to my Facebook page! My blog feed also rolls into there so you can catch up on anything you missed in the blog.

Just a reminder I'm on Twitter too! Tweet, tweet.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin Up Deal of the Week Finale

Stampin' Up! has done it again! Another awesome Deal of the Week! Enjoy the Heart to Heart Punch (item #113694) at over 30% off! This punch can be used year round for a variety of occasions. Regularly $15.95 . . . this week only $10.99!

Here is a card I made using all three sizes of the Heart to Heart Punch.

Take advantage of the sale from today through July 31st.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Relax with Stampin Up Trendy Trees

Let’s take a break and dream about retirement for a moment. What do you envision? I see myself retiring at the youngest age possible, a little travel here and there, and much more time to stamp and scrapbook! I have a long way to go but we can dream about it, right?

While I dream about retirement, others are getting ready to live it! Why not send them well wishes with a handmade “Happy Retirement” card? Any excuse to make a card, right? Stampin Up Trendy Trees is such a serene stamp set to me. I think just about all my regular customers have purchased this set. It’s been poplar. I thought it was a perfect match for a retirement card.

The background paper is from the Stampin’ Up! Patterns Designer Series Paper. Check out the selection on page 161 of the current catalog. You get 12 sheets of paper in the color of your choice with 12 different designs all in one package! With one package, you get an amazing selection of designs to mix & match that all coordinate. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Try out a package. You won’t be disappointed!

Just a reminder, if you are a new online customer of Tiffany’s Cardtique, you are entitled to 20% off your first Stampin Up order! Just drop me an e-mail with your order. I’d love to have you as a customer and I will take great care of you!

Enjoy your weekend!
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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!):
Trendy Trees (#113258), Congrats (retired SAB)
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper: So Saffron Patterns (#112152)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Library Clips (#112581)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pretty in Pink Returns

I haven't posted a card with pink in awhile and we all know my love for pink! I realized when I uploaded this card that it matches my blog! Bonus! Have you ever seen the movie Pretty in Pink? It's a classic 80's movie! I love it!!!!

This is a simple little card with lots of layers! The card size is 3 x 5.25 and tucks right into Stampin Up Small Open-End Envelopes.

The first layer is Pretty in Pink embossed with the Finial Press Textured Impressions Die. This die is a new one from the current catalog and oh so pretty!

The next layer is a Pretty in Pink 5-Petal Flower with a Whisper White Boho Blossom, Pretty in Pink button (from the Sherbert button collection), and a little pearl from the Pretties Kit in the center of the button.

Lastly, I took a 2.5 x 2.75 square piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock and punched out a 5-Petal Flower to make a window. I attached it with Stampin Dimensionals directly over my Pretty in Pink flower piece.

Now that all the layers are complete, finish it off with a little sentiment at the bottom. I used the "thanks so much" from the Trendy Trees stamp set.

Pink and brown are one of my favorite color combinations. What is your favorite? Leave me a comment and you may see your favorite in an upcoming post.

Have a great day and go rent Pretty in Pink for the weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Recipe (all supplies from Stampin Up):
Stamps: Trendy Trees (item# 113258)
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Tools: Finial Press Die (#115963), 5-Petal Flower Punch (#109041), Boho Blossoms Punch (#110711)
Accessories: Sherbert buttons (#116312), Pretties Kit (#109114), ribbon

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stampin Up Vintage Style

Stampin' Up! has some really neat new Bigz Dies in the current catalog. Did you catch Lattice? I sure did and I created this little vintage style card with it.

I ran the Lattice Bigz Die through my Stampin Up Big Shot using Old Olive card stock. Once cut, I turned the image to a triangular shape (normally square) and created the card from there. The die cut Lattice looked antique to me, so I inked the edges of the card and sponged the Lattice to make it all looked aged.

The stamped image behind the Lattice is from the new Stampin Up set Pendant Park. This set has been a hot seller! I stamped the "HELLO" from this set onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. I also inked the edges on this piece and attached it to the card using Vintage Brads.

It's different! Let me know what you think? It's not my typical style, but it's always good to try something different. Right???

I'm almost ready to release my Facebook page to you! Stay tuned and have a great day!

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Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Pendant Park (item# 115456)
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die (item# 115958), Vintage Brads (item# 109109), Modern Label Punch (116630), Sponge Daubers

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Getting Better By The Week . . . Stampin Up Deal of the Week!

Just a quick update today for the Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week #4! I'm ordering this one for sure! The Styled Vanilla Hardware is beautiful and you get 200 pieces in this kit for under $20. Don't wait, this one will be a poplar!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Need A Little Stampin Up Pickup?

Then the Loads of Love & Loads of Love Accessories stamp sets from Stampin' Up! is just what you need!

I have a friend who recently moved and as we all know, moving is stressful and tiring! I thought I would send her this card to "pickup" her day.

The pickup was colored in using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. I was looking for a soft look since its recipient is a female. All I did was pencil in a little color with the Watercolor Pencils, and blended/softened the hue with the Blender Pens. They are very easy to work with. If you add too much color, brush your Blender Pen over it to catch some of the color and rub it off on scrap paper. Need more color? Add more with your Watercolor Pencil and blend again until you have the desired shade.

For more uses and tips on Blender Pens click HERE.

Summer is going by fast! Last night my husband & I went to see an Abba tribute band. What a blast! They looked, dressed, and sang just like Abba. It was awesome! Everyone was dancing and singing along. Too fun!

Take care and drop me a comment letting me know what kind of fun you are having this summer?

Thanks for visiting!

Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Lovc Accessories, Fundamental Phrases

Ink: Basic Gray
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, YoYo Yellow, Basic Gray
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Mini Library Clips, Silver Brads, Ribbon, Prima Flowers

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Delicious Stampin' Up! Recipe - Razzleberry Lemonade with Square Ice!

I was having a creative block this week so I just pulled out my new pack of Stampin' Up! Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper and the juices started flowing! This paper is gorgeous. Does it look a little aged and distressed? I didn't do that . . . it comes that way! Bonus!!! It's so much prettier in person.

Since the Square Fire Rhinestone Brads are on sale this week, I had to show you a use for them! I used a Lilac one from the Ice Square collection for my flower center. A little bling can be the perfect finishing touch to any creation without overdoing it.

I have several things in the works right now, so forgive me for the breaks in between posts. In case you're wondering what I'm working on, my wonderful husband bought me a laptop for my business last month. Now I can use it whenever and wherever I want. It's so nice!

In addition to getting that up & running, I am getting ready to offer a Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share and Ribbon Share. I've had a few requests for this since the new paper & ribbons are so gorgeous. Let's face it, we want it all! We can have it all by participating in the share and at a fraction of the cost compared to buying it all individually. Stay tuned for details.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog! Be sure to follow me on Twitter too. Tweet, tweet.

Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade

Accessories: 5-Petal Punch, Boho Blossoms, Ice Square Rhinestone Brad

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Little Bling For SU! Deal of the Week #3

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

Stampin' Up! Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Regularly $10.95 Sale Price $6.99!
July 13th - 19th

This is one sale I will be taking advantage of! Save now and stock up for the upcoming holidays. You can never have too many brads! These rhinestones are so pretty for a little added bling to your creation. I wonder what next week will bring?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Follow Me On Twitter

I'm very excited to announce I am now on Twitter! You can now receive Stampin' Up! news, product information, and other stamping/scrapbooking updates in "real time".

You can follow me by clicking on the graphic above or the "follow me" widget on my left side bar.

Next up? Facebook!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Circus Is In Town!

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the Stampin' Up! Circle Circus is about to begin!

This is one circus you don't want to miss. What a cool set of stamps! You will see me creating a lot of different things with this set. The wheels have been turning.

I used another new "in color" today, Bermuda Bay. I stamped the image randomly in black and added just a touch of color to the flower centers on the stamped image. To make the Bermuda Bay really stand out, I paired it up with black.

The final touch was wrapping Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Ribbon around the card and tying it off through a black Jumbo Grommet.

Pretty simple and fun to make!

Recipe (All supplies from Stampin' Up):
Stamps: Circle Circus (item# 115778)

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (item #115610), Jumbo Grommets (item#114348)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stampin Up Deal of the Week

If you own a Big Shot, this bag is a must have. Look how cute it is!

Want the bag and need the machine to fill it? E-mail me. I'm offering 20% off the Stampin' Up Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!!!

Dazzle Your Monday with Stampin' Up! Razzle Dazzle

Welcome to Monday! I hope my card dazzles you Stampin' Up! style today. I just love the new "In Colors" for the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! year. My favorite is definitely Soft Suede. I'm going to have to stock up on that color. I love neutrals because they go with anything!

Here are some tips for creating the card photographed above:

* Using some of the new "in colors", I paired up the Soft Suede with Crushed Curry.

* Stamp the image randomly over a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock.

* To wrap ribbon around the entire front of the card, cut a small slit (ribbon width) in the seam of the card where you want to place your ribbon. This can be cut using a Hobby Blade. Thread the ribbon through the opening and secure with glue behind the centerpiece.

* Show your creativity by combining punches! I used the Curly Label punch behind the new Modern Label punch.

* Attach a little embellishment to finish off your creation. I used a little white button from Button Latte and tied Linen Thread through the button holes.

Coming up later today . . . Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week!

Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle (#116714)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Punches: Curly Label (#112208), Modern Label (#116630)
Accessories: Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (#115612), Button Latte (#114333), Linen Thread (#104199)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

God Bless America

Happy 4th of July from Tiffany's Cardtique!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend!

I will be back on Monday to kick off the week with some new products from the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! I hope you dazzle (hint) you with my creation.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Order Your Stampin' Up! Products Today! Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

What a wonderful day today! The new Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog is available today or you to view and order online at 12 noon MT. Wait until you see all the goodies. I will be sharing my wish list with you shortly.

In addition to that fun news, Stampin' Up! is offering a Deal of the Week for the month of July! Each week a new product will be showcased and sold at a nice discount! Ready for the first Deal of the Week?

July 1st - 5th Scallop Edge Punch (#112091)

Available to you for only $10.99!

That's a little over 30% off! Take advantage of this special offer. I purchased this punch when it first came out and use it regularly. See some samples below.
I am working on some fun projects and promotions to share with you over the coming summer weeks too. Tiffany's Cardtique is going to have some of her own Summer Fun! You may want to subscribe to my blog in the upper left corner so you don't miss out!

Please be patient if placing a Stampin' Up! online order today. The first day of ordering is always a busy one so the system may be slow. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Have fun shopping online!