Birthday Cards

{Eastern Blooms Week!}

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Stampinupeasternblooms This week I'd like to focus in on the stamp set Eastern Blooms.  Let's start with this sample, sent to me by the Stampin' Up country manager, Emma.  I think she made it, but not certain.  She may be too busy with desk stuff to do the fun stuff!

This card features three of the new colours, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss.  Do you love them?  I wasn't so sure about that Kiwi Kiss at first, but I think it will be a well-used colour after all!  I think it will go on my favourites list this year.

So Emma has used the Eastern Blooms set here as both a background and a focal image with a Rhinestone brad.  Nice!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Eastern Blooms (46.95), Really Retro (28.95)

Colours: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss

Other:  Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, linen thread, circle punch, rhinestone brad, mat pack

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{Fabulous New Die Cut Stamp Sets!}

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Wonderful news for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers today!

Transition to Die-Cut Stamp Sets with the New Catalogue
31 March 2009

We are excited to announce that with the release of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue on 1 April, we will be transitioning to all die-cut stamp sets! We know that both demonstrators and customers have enjoyed the ease of mounting these types of sets, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer these sets to you in more than just the mini catalogues.

Please be aware that we’ve set up a process to transition from square-cut to die-cut with those sets that we are carrying over from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue to the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue. We will continue to fill orders with the carryover square-cut sets until our inventory runs out.

What about the Costs for the New Die-Cut Sets?

Fortunately, with this transition to all die-cut sets, you will not see an increase in price for die-cut sets in the catalogue. So the price you pay for the square-cut sets is the same price you will pay for the die-cut sets.

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{A Sweet Surprise}

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IMG_6002_edited-1 I love to showcase the talent of my friends and customers!  Thank you for all your love and support of me and my family over the years. Yes, "years" – can you believe it! Stampin' Up! has been such a blessing to me and brought such a richness to my circle of friends.

This card was a thank you gift from a dear friend in Invercargill.  This person doesn't like attention, so I won't name names, but also didn't want to take credit here either.

Thank you for all the RAK's* you give me!  Pass it on!

*Random Acts of Kindness.

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{Some Fun Card Ideas from Melinda}

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Melindaassorted_edited-1 These are some quick and easy projects set to me by my soul-sister, Melinda.  She belongs to a monthly stamp class club where she lives (in Idaho) and also has always made cards each and every month for all birthdays, anniversaries, blessings, baptisms, eagle scout courts, graduations . .  you name it.

I love to see what my customers are creating – please send me pictures of your projects!  Speaking of inspiration from Monday's post, I often get inspiration from others' work! 

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{Sofie’s contribution to the Colour Challenge}

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See the above post for the Colour Challenge this week.

IMG_5763_edited-1 It's school holidays, so in order for me to get my page done, I had to find a way to occupy Miss Sofie as well.  I gave her the four colours in cardstock  and she had her go.  The glitter heart paper I gave her for Christmas was a "must", according to her.  "Pop Up cards – when you open them, something puffs up", says Sofie. 

Sofie is six years old. 

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{Christmas Cards for Me!}

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Stampinupxmas08 Here are just a few samples of some of the lovely Christmas cards I received this year.  Thank you so much to all who thought of me and took the time to send me a holiday greeting!  It's the people in my world that make my life so good!!

The artists here are Karen Rogers, June Abbott, and Hannah Pham.

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