Apr 27 2014

Spring Has Sprung! Petite Petals Mini Wreath Project

Spring has Sprung! Mini Wreath with the Petite Petals Punch & stamp set, by LovenStamps

Want to dress up your doorknob for Spring?  Need a fun gift tag for a hostess gift or a birthday treat?  Just want to put a smile on someone’s face?  This Petite Petals Mini Wreath Project is perfect for you!

This project uses the fabulous Petite Petals Stamp Set & Punch Bundle (134822) and the gorgeous spring-y Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996).

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Have fun with this project — or adapt it for the holiday of your choice.  Little chipboard tag wreaths make a terrific little treat for all occasions!Wedding Favor Idea: 132853 custom monogram stamps, from Stampin' Up! by LovenStamps

Ooh!  Picture this as the tag on a wedding gift this summer!  Make it in coordinating wedding colors and add a ‘just married’ kind of greeting — your gift will be an instant favorite!  You could even put the couple’s wedding date on the tag and make it a keepsake for the newlyweds.

Tis the season!  Or what a cute wedding table favor this would make… be sure to check out the new Personalized Stamps available (132852) — perfect for wedding favors!

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Apr 22 2013

Announcing: New Stamps in the Mail Club – A Round Array

Stamps in the Mail Club: New Round open for enrollment now - join the fun!

It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#27!) we’ll be featuring the new A ROUND ARRAY stamp set from the Sneak Peek of the upcoming new Catalog. Stamps in the Mail Club is the perfect chance to add this set to your collection, AND receive ideas for using it!

Plus during the May/June/July Round, you’ll receive your FREE copy of the NEW CATALOG with your June Kit.  I saw a Demonstrator Sneak Peek of the whole catalog this weekend, and I know you’re going to love it, too!

So… What is Stamps in the Mail Club?

Delivered right to your doorstep–it’s the stamps, inks and accessories you need to complete these projects. Plus printed directions, exclusive Video Tutorials and pre-cut, pre-embossed card stock, ready-to-stamp! It’s my Stamps in the Mail Club, and you can sign up today! Above  are the 4 projects you’ll make with your supplies and your Month 1 Club Kit.

Dress Up Framelits gift boxLook at what the Stamps in the Mail Club can do for you!

  • Build your stamping supplies: kit includes $30-35 value in Stampin’ Up! product each month for 3 months in a row, and you get to keep all the coordinating stamps, inks, accessories and embellishments to use in other stamping projects
  • Easy to follow: Pre-printed directions for all 4 projects in a color handout with photos and step-by-step instructions will be sent with the kit each month and necessary supplies are listed at the top of each project so you know exactly what to have at your fingertips.
  • Flexible Kit Contents: build on what you own! Select alternate Stampin’ Up! product each month if you already own a Stampin’ Pad color or accessory item
  • No sorting or struggling: materials to create each project arrive pre-packaged separately for each project
  • Stampin’ Up! exclusive materials: the best products on the market including heavy-weight Designer Paper and cardstock, timeless images, and perfectly coordinated color scheme
  • Learn more each month: the 3-month subscription teaches you how to use what you’ve purchased and presents inspiring ideas on how to make the most of your investment in supplies

Here’s a review from a past Stamps in the Mail Club subscriber:

From Jill F: “[Stamps in the Mail Club] is the BEST club I have been involved with. It is so nice to go to my stamp room, pull out the directions and the cello bag and get busy!! Thanks for offering this club.”

You can subscribe to the 3-month Stamps in the Mail Club for just $45 each month! Click here for details on the kit contents for May, as well as details on the Exclusive Video Tutorials for Stamps in the Mail Club Members and free catalogs.

Ready to sign up now?  Need more details?  Click here and use the big “email Meg” button to request your Paypal Invoice!

Still not sure?  I think you’ll love these projects!  If you’d like to see what all kinds of projects we’ve made in the past, I have a few of them shared on my blog — look at the gallery now.

I look forward to stamping with you by mail!

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Mar 20 2013

Sale-A-Bration: Tessellation Cards are perfect for guys

Madison Avenue: Alhambra style tesselations

Looking for a guy card that doesn’t feature flowers or cutesy images?  Try a tessellation-style image, like this one from the Madison Avenue stamp set (available for free only thru the end of this week – 129660).

What’s a tessellation?  Good question!  A tessellation is a repeating pattern where a symmetrical design element fits together over and over again – kind of like the alhambra element above.  Want to learn more about tessellations?  Here’s an art site devoted to tessellations.

The little punch pieces that fit perfectly with this stamp set are from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (see it online – 118309).

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends this Friday, March 22nd!

Be sure to see more Sale-A-Bration ideas and tutorials on my blog!

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Mar 18 2013

Sale-A-Bration Card Idea Tutorials: Madison Avenue

Meg's Final 5 Sale-A-Bration Tutorials: Card Ideas for Madison Avenue

LESS THAN 1 week left of Sale-A-Bration (only until March 22nd!), but the good news is that I have another tutorial for you! This week when you place an order with me, either online in my store or in person, you’ll get the next of Meg’s Final 5 Tutorials – for the Madison Avenue stamp set (see it online – 129660).

free Sale-A-Bration Tutorials from Meg @ LovenStamps.com - one each week for the last 5 weeks of SABMeg’s Final 5 Tutorial: Week 5 – Madison Avenue

For this week’s tutorial, you’ll want the following supplies to be able to make the four projects as shown: (click the product numbers to see the items in my online store, then add them to your shopping cart)

Makes approx. 30 greeting cards with envelopes (4 designs in the tutorial):

  • 126835 In Color Card Stock & Pad Kit 2012-2014 (includes 5 pads and 20 sheets assorted Card Stock) $29.95
  • 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
  • 127556 In Color Dahlias $7.95

Total of bundle before shipping and tax = $54.85

Then add the MADISON AVENUE Stamp Set (w-129657 or c-129660) to your order for free.

Let me know if you have any questions about this fun program – email Meg.

Don’t forget that when you sign up as a demonstrator with me during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get all 5 tutorials! You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator on my website. Or if you’re ready to do it now, you can sign up directly online 24-7!

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Mar 13 2013

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

easter bunny punch art

Hopping down the Bunny Trail!  This Easter Bunny punch art idea is sure to be a pleaser this coming holiday.  And the punches are all standard Stampin’ Up! punches that you may have on hand (or that you “need” to add to your collection).

Plus I have a Punch Art Technique Tip for you —

How To Make Punch Art Paws:

It’s the Scallop Oval Punch first (see it online – 119856), then take two ‘bites’ out of the punch piece with the Large Oval Punch (119855 – see it online).

easter bunny punch art tutorial

Too cute!  Here are the punches for the rest of the bunny (click to see the items in my online store):

  • 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906)
  • Small Heart Punch (117193)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack – tiny circle for eyes (118309)
  • 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404)* new in this year’s Spring Catalog

These bunnies are cute to add to cards like I did here, or you can add them to create your own bunny treat bag toppers, Easter favors or place card holders for table arrangements!  And bunnies are ALWAYS cute for baby shower invitations or favors.

Looking for more Punch Art Ideas?  You can check them out on my blog!

Happy Bunny Stamping!

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Other supplies: Celebrate from Feeling Sentimental Sale-A-bration stamp set; Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo; Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Sponge Dauber, White gel Pen,

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Feb 27 2013

Triple Stamping: Swallowtail Butterfly Card

I’m in love with this gorgeous stamp!  The Swallowtail single stamp from the Spring Catalog (see it online – 129216) is absolutely breathtaking – I don’t think my photo or the catalog do it justice!

And the Triple Stamping Technique is a perfect way to use your Swallowtail stamp.  It may look complicated, but really, this technique is simple once you have your card stock cut to the right size.

I can help you with that!  You’re going to want a good Paper Trimmer (love the new one from Stampin’ Up! – see it online).

Who knew, but it turns out that this paper trimmer is super convenient to use when you can’t get around easily… like if you’ve broken your leg and you’re supposed to keep your foot up in the air, but you just can’t help wanting to stamp!

Just saying.

Back to the technique – here are the sizes I used for my card stock:

  • Whisper White card stock:
    5 1/4” x 8
    3 x 4 1/4”
    2 x 3 1/4”
  • Island Indigo card stock:
    4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
    3 1/4” x 4 1/2”
    2 1/4” x 3 1/2″

The technique itself is simple. You’ll arrange the layers of white card stock, then stamp on all the layers at the same time.  Then just take the layers apart and put the colored card stock layers in between.  Voila!

I definitely have some special tips though:

  • Adhere just the white layers with small amounts of SNAIL adhesive so they don’t move while stamping
  • With a small image, be sure to cover most of the card stock surface
  • Don’t worry if your image leaves a small gap where the layers change – this is normal and will be mostly covered by the colored card stock layers you’ll add at the end.
  • After stamping, pull the layers of card stock apart by twisting them, rather than peeling them back.  This will keep the fibers in the paper from breaking and no one will be able to tell that they have been pulled apart
  • Re-layer the white card stock with the colored layers in between.

Other elements from this card?  I used the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (see it online -131395) for the flower.  Watch for more samples with this fun kit in upcoming blog posts!  There are tons of flowers in the kit…I think they must multiply when you’re not looking…

The lucky stampers in my Stamps in the Mail Club are making this card in March as part of their Month 2 Club Kit!  It’s not too late — I have a few Stamps in the Mail kits from Month 1 if you’d like to jump in and join us! Just drop me an email or check the details on my website.

Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Oh Hello, Swallowtail
Inks: Island Indigo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Designer Build A Brads, Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit
Pre-Punched: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Butterfly Punch

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Dec 18 2012

Elf on the Shelf: Punch Art for Gift Cards

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf at your house?  Our elf is named Freddyting, and the kids love to check out his daily adventures.  So this year I decided to create some Elf on the Shelf gift card holders using the Two Tags Die (see it online – 115954) and my Stampin’ Up! punches.

The gift card holder itself is simple:

  1. Cut Gumball Green card stock to 3-3/4″ x 7″.  Score the card stock at 1/2″ and 3-3/4″. Fold into a flat tube and adhere on the tab.
  2. Use the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die to cut out a Real Red large tag.  Cut another large tag bottom and trim at the score line.  Glue to the edges of the tag to make a pocket.
  3. Add ribbon & Gumball Green Designer Series Pattern Paper and decorate with your elf! (click below for a larger picture)

Here are the links for the punches (gotta love the Red Glimmer Paper 121790):

  • Full Heart Punch (119883)
  • Ornament Punch (119847)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (teeny scallop & circle) (118309)
  • Modern Label Punch (119849)
  • 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (cut in 1/2) (119854)
  • Merry Minis Punch Pack (ornament) (126882)

Need an excuse to get the Two Tags Die for yourself for Christmas?  Here are more ideas from my blog to inspire you!

Want to get a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate? There’s still time before the holidays!  Just drop me an email and you can order StampBucks for someone on your Gift List.  They’re good on anything I offer — stamps, paper, supplies, Stamps in the Mail Club, class fees — everything!  In fact, I’m mailing StampBucks to someone in Alaska today (hint hint ;) )

Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Tags Til Christmas (121169 or 120847); Ink: Real Red; Paper: Red Glimmer Paper, Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Patterned Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Full Heart Punch, Ornament Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Merry Minis Punch Pack, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Googlies self-adhesive eyes

Feb 15 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hang on a second… it’s not April yet!  But if you’re planning a baby shower, you might already be working on your invitations.  I wanted to share my design for these invites that my friend Caty will be sending out. (That came out wrong… no, it’s not a shower for ME!)

The colors are from the In Color 2011-2013 Collection, and the little bear stamp is from the Packed for Baby stamp in the Occasions Mini Catalog (see it online).  The shower greeting comes from the Inviting stamp set (see it online).

The pot actually opens on the side and the final invitation fits into a number 10 envelope.

The Mixed Bunch stamp set and the matching Blossom Punch were a perfect way to build a bouquet (see them in my Stamps in the Mail Club).  The Cherry Blossom Embosslit is still available in my Online Clearance Rack.

Other supplies:

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Oct 07 2011

Sweet & Simple: Brighten a Friday

I’ve told you before how my friend Margo always puts a sweet enclosure in any envelopes she sends to me.  So when I send a quick note or a check for a PTO/school activity, I try to follow Margo’s lead and tuck a quick stamped tidbit into my envelope.

Here’s a little note (finished size 1-1/2″ x 3″) that I CASE’d from my fellow demonstrator Shelley Rairden.  She used a retired stamp set, so I adapted it for the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set (see it online) and copied her use of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (see it online).

So sweet, and so simple!  Three little tiny pearls from the Jewels Pearls add the perfect touch, and the Scallop Edge Border Punch dresses up the bottom edge.

Colors? Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Lucky Limeade.

Next time you sit down to stamp, make a handful of quick and cute little enclosures to share a stamping smile and brighten a few days!

Happy Stamping!

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