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Monday, May 24, 2010

Wings of Friendship In Color

Here's a card and gift box that I made for my 2009 Secret Stamping Sister (SSS).

This card uses the Wings of Friendship Level 2 Hostess and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.  Colors include this year's In Colors in Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Bermuda Bay:

Other accessories include:
-  Movers & Shapers Curly Label Stampin' Up! Bigz XL Die
- Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Stampin' Up! Die (Modern Label) 

- Fancy Favor Stampin' Up! Bigz XL Die
- Two Tags Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon - Bermuda Bay

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hippo Punch Art

Here's a card that I put together for my 2-year old nephew, Korbin.  He loves hippos so I thought this was the perfect card for him.

The hippo was created using a variety of different Stampin' Up! punches and the Look Who's Turning stamp set.  Colors include Basic Grey, Going Grey, Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. 

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nail Art Rub-ons

This past weekend, I attended my niece's graduation from California Lutheran University (CLU).  Her school's colors were purple and gold and I made her an adorable graduation card that was CASED exactly from  Thank you Jackie!  Here's the card I made:

In keeping up with the school color theme, I decided to paint my toe nails purple.  As the polish was drying, I had a brainstorm about using Stampin' Up! Rub-ons to create NAIL ART.   I know, it sounds strange, but I thought I would give it a try.  Here are the results:
1. Paint nails and let polish dry completely.
2. Adhere rub-on per package directions (using popsicle stick to apply).
3. Paint a light coat of clear polish over the rub-on to seal it.  Make sure you do this quickly as the rub-on smears (as if it were wet paint).
4. Optional:  Add tiny rhinestones for some bling.

I know this is probably the weirdest use of Stampin' Up! product EVER, but I had to share. :)

~ Maria

Monday, May 10, 2010

Always in Season

Unlikely color combo or perfect trio?  This card was created using the Season of Friendship stamp set along with classic inks in Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Certainly Celery

Other accessories include Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Crimper and the words "Happy Birthday" from the Look Who's Turning stamp set.

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog is Here!

(Available May 1-August 31, 2010)

The new Summer Mini Catalog is here!   Its got some very exciting new products, such as the must-have Smooch Spritz and Stampin’ Around Builder Wheels. 

Click here to download the Summer Mini Catalog, Mini Supply List or to place an order.

Thank you,
~ Maria