Another Milestone Celebration

My friend Kristi just passed her $100,000 career sales with Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to celebrate her great accomplishment!

Kristi likes purple (and sparkles), so I created a Rich Razzleberry swing card using the Stampin’ Up! Label Card Thinlits, made a Faux Diamond covered quote from the Feel Goods stamp set (can you see the sparkles over the words?) and a co-ordinating tube for her 100 Grand Candy Bar using the Label Love set and Artisan Label punch:

Here’s what it looks like when you open the swing card (a silver glimmer paper YAY!) and it has another flap over the place where I wrote her a message:

Some things I love about Kristi:

  • She’s always got bling on. And you’ll never see her in public in sweats 🙂 She’s always dressed nicely and looks fabulous. 
  • Her paper crafting designs are always very detailed and perfectly created!
  • She’s a loyal friend
  • Her optimism is contagious!
  • You can give her an assignment and she follows through. Dependable and thorough.

If you aren’t familiar with the Faux Diamond Technique, IT IS SO EASY! I like to do it on a small focal point of a card. Here are basic instructions:

1. Stamp image on card stock and let it dry
2. Press front of stamped card stock into Versamark Pad (102283), covering completely
3. Sprinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder (101930) over ink-covered card stock. Shake off excess powder
4. Heat embossing powder with Heat Tool (129053) until set. See the diamonds sparkle!

As always, you can order supplies to try this technique at home from my Stampin’ Store.

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Create-Your-Own Gift

Have you ever read the Create-Your-Own-Adventure chapter books where you can choose what happens next at the end of every page? Well this gift is a little like that 🙂

Enclosed in this adorable box (with an acetate sleeve) are 2-1/2″ cards and blank tags, along with stamped and punched “card candy”. The recipient can choose the greeting for the occasion and quickly put together a gift card or tag to match the need…like this:

I’m sure you’ll come up with many great uses for this idea, but here’s what I used to create this one:

Project Recipe (All supplies from my Stampin’ Up! store): 

Stamps: Label Love 
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (item 130140), Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (130927), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Chalk Talk framelits (129983), Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430),  7/8″Scallop Circle (129404) and Artisan Label (130920) punches.

NOTE: Label Love stamp set and Artisan Label punch are also available in a bundle for 15% off. 

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Give "Fourth" a Little Sparkle

Looking for a quick Independence Day favor? Try this!

Stampin’ Up!’s 1″x8″ cello bags are perfect for a few sparklers and dress it up with a label and shimmery star…it’s festive and quick for your 4th of July celebration or a gift for a friend.

Project Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!) :

Stamps: Simply Stars, Label Love
Ink: Smoky Slate and Real Red ink pads
Paper: Midnight Muse & Whisper White card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Accessories: Artisan Label (130920), 7/8″ Scallop Circle (129404) and small Star (retired) punches. 1″x8″ Cello Bags (124134)

And for those of you with children, THIS is a genius sparkler safety tip: Use a large plastic cup as a Sparkler shield to keep little ones from getting burned!

Have a SAFE and happy 4th!
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