Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Undefined by Stampin' Up! probably our most creative product to date.

I Love our Undefined Stamp Carving Kits.  I know you will too!  The creativity....it's all about the creativity...it's your own creation and when you stamp with it...the satisfaction that you feel is amazing.  
My first artwork was this football helmet for my boys.

It was just practice but I fell in love with the whole process.  I loved collecting ideas that others have created in my Pinterest account and when my daughter, Natasha, who loves to draw, decided to take one of her drawings to the rubber, I was impressed.  Here is her creation....

Check out the detail in those leaves!  the image to the left, is stamped and colored. It's not the drawing.  I should have included that...it was just a pencil drawing.   She did clear mount her stamp rather than applying to the wood block. Here' my thing....I think that there are lots of people that don't even stamp that would love to create their own stamp and Christmas might be a great time to get them started.

Order your kits for Christmas today..and
even a refill or 2 because once you get started,
you just want to keep creating.
Here are the numbers:
#133402  Carving Kit         $19.95
#134808 Refill Kit                $9.95
#124236 Clearmount foam  $10.95
Here's the link to my store, and remember when you order $25 or more online this month of December, you get a gift from me...but you have to click the link that says, allow demonstrator to contact me, otherwise I won't know who ordered from me and please add this hostess code on checkout: R6AGHCYM

If you are needing these in time for Christmas, you may want to 2-day air your order.  It's an extra $20, I think, but it may be worth it during the rat race.

Here are a few other's ideas that I've collected because they are so creative.  If you'd like to go to their sites...just follow me on pinterest, Cindy Fodor, and go to my Undefined board.  I have lots more ideas there.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stampin' Up! Shimmering Butterflies

We made this card at Sherrie Robinson's shoebox swap.  The project was designed by Linda Warren.  It was one of those cards that I said, "I have to do this for class, they will love it".  And sure enough, everyone loves it.  
Swallowtail stamp#129216  $13.95
Oval Framelits  #129381  $26.95
Pistachio Pudding and White Cardstock, plus Silver Glimmer Paper
1. Stamp the Swallowtail design with Staz On on white cardstock, then place #4 (from the smallest) of our new Oval Framelits dies, over the butterfly as shown in the picture below. 
2. Position the top cutting plate only to the wings of the butterfly as shown.  It will only cut when both plates are above and below the cutting surface so anything outside the top cutting plate is 'safe'.

3. Once you'd cut the oval shape, you'll continue to cut the remainder of the butterfly with scissors as shown in the example above.
4. Then you can color in the butterfly with markers or sponge daubers.
5. The remainder of the card is cut with the next 2 sizes of ovals. 

What do  you think?  I'd love to hear your comments.  Let me know what color combinations you do this in.

If you need supplies, you know where to find them!  

Hello, Lovely--Trick Pull Out card

I've been saving this pattern for a long time because I think it's such a cool idea.  Hope you like it.  I'm including a bunch of pics cause I don't have time to do a video.

  • My colors are Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding.  
  • I used the Winter Frost DSP in Pistachio along with the Pistachio ribbon for an accent.
  • The stamp set is Hello, Lovely  #130243
  • Other products: Chalk Talk Framelits, 1 1/4" circle punch, cropadile, organza ribbon (cut in half), rhinestones, sticky strip
1. Cut sheet Basic Grey in half to make 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", score on long side at 2 1/2 and 6.  *Do not fold til you've stamped
2. Stamp the squares in a diamond pattern along the inside edge of each score line. Also, stamp the Thank You saying in Smoky Slate on a scrap of white.  Stamp the small square in Crisp Cantaloupe.  Cut it out with a die from Chalk Talk Framelits.
3. After you've stamped, fold and glue your piece with sticky strip so that you've created this------------------------------------------------------------------->
4. Next, punch out 1/3 of a circle on the end...thru all layers to create a pull out tab area.
5. Punch a hole thru all layers just below the area that you just punched out (you can see the hole on the photo below #6
6. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5" x 3 1/4" and stamp it as shown
7. String your ribbon from front to back thru your grey card.  Take the white piece you've just stamped and insert into the grey card, pushing down the ribbon. Pull the ends of the ribbon up and around the white card and tie in a bow at the end. Continue to push white piece into card.  You'll find that it will pull in and out without ever coming completely out of the card.
8. Finish embellishing the front of your card

This is a fun card because it's so hard to figure out how it works unless you've made it yourself.  It's fun to give with a candy bar instead of the card...lots of uses as you'll find as you play.
If you like this idea, please let me know in the comment section below...also, let me know if you have any questions.  Need some products?  Visit My Store today

Follow My Heart--get started on your Valentines and get a sneak peek

I designed this card for my classes this month.  I used Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate....love it!
This stamp set is now available so you can start on your Valentine cards.
#134614 Follow My Heart (cl) $11.95
Other products I used:

  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • Dictionary Stamp
  • Sponge
  • Dazzling Details glitter glue
  • Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Gray and B. Bride inks
  • New banner punch that will be available end of January for SAB
  • New tag punch--available in January

Here you can see the glitter and the dimension a little better:

Click Here for the flyer of all Valentine items available now

Okay, so you have to see these cute little guys for the kiddos....there are blue for boys and pink for girls.  Everything for 18 valentines, except the treat, is included in each kit for $5.95  Click on the flyer above to get the details

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday

30% off these 6 items for Cyber Monday....added last minute to the Holiday Sale which end today, December 2nd, Cyber Monday.

Envelope Liner Framelits  #132172 $26.95  $18.87
Expressions Framelits Dies  #132171  $24.95  $17.47
Holly Jolly Photo Cards  #132159  $14.95  $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent #132176  $14.95   $10.47
Large Rhinestones #129324  $4.95  $3.47
Extra Large Gift Boxes #132147  $3.95  $2.77
Click here to order your items today and to check out the other Holiday Sale Items

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