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June 2015

Gift from the Garden

Since my hobby is growing and storing herbs, any Stampin' Up! Stamp set with a garden theme always gets my attention. Here's a sample using the Mini Treat Bag thin lit (137547).

  • Stamp set - Gift from the Garden.
  • Card stock - whisper white, melon mambo (5 1/2x3 1/2), DSP English Garden (6x10").
  • Ink - garden green and melon mambo.
  • Thin lit - mini treat bag. Stitched satin ribbon - whisper white.
  • Punch - scalloped tag topper.
  • Markers - garden green and melon mambo.


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Chamomile - It's Blooming

During late Spring and early Summer in northeast Ohio, the Chamomile blooms.   This is a fast growing annual herb and brightens a herb garden with it's sunny smile.   The time to pick Chamomile is when the flower is blooming.  Just break off the blooms, spread it in a glass or plastic container and cover with a light-weight cloth.   The fragrant herb is used for teas and is well known for it's calming effect and relief from insomnia.  

In the summer I make sun tea.  And sometimes I add a few mint leaves.   After a day in the sun, I strain the herbs out and place the tea in the refrigerator to cool.   Very refreshing iced tea.  



Something to Say - Stampin' Up!

This stamp set, Something to Say, as lots of encouraging words and ways to say 'Love You'.   Ordering is easy from the Shop Now menu.   

  • Stamp Sets - Something to Say #134180, Blended Bloom #135906 and Gorgeous Grunge #130517
  • Paper Stock - Tip Top Taupe 5 1/2x8 1/2 base, Watermelon Wonder 5 1/4x4, Mint Macaron 3 1/4 square, 1 1/2 square, 1 1/8 square, and Whisper White 2 3/4 square, 1 1/8 square, 3/4 square.
  • Inks - StazOn, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
  • Optional tool - Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520




Crazy About You

Want to say Hello?   Here's an idea to let someone know you are sending a friendly Hello !

  • Stamp sets - Crazy about you and Hardwood   (Items #138859 and #133032)
  • Card stock - Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Whisper White
  • Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Calypso Coral
  • Tools - Chevron Border punch, Fringe Scissors, Banner Framelits, 1 3/4” Scallop Circle punch
  • Adds - Pearl Basic Jewels, Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape


Build a Birthday

This stamp set - Build a Birthday and designer washi tape - Cherry on Top make for quick and easy card making.   I used a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 base Cucumber Crush and a 10 1/2 x 4" Watermelon Wonder scored at 5 1/4.   Stamped on a 5 x 3 3/4 Whisper White paper and put it all together.   

The stamps are the photopolymer and you will need the clear blocks H and A to make the card below.  Build a Birthday #138646 $16, pg 11 2015-16 Catalog - Share the Fun 





New In Color Collection 2015-2017

New In Color Collection for 2015-2017.   They are bright and positive.    They are available now with the new Stampin' Up! Catalog - Share the Fun.   Best way to introduce yourself to the new colors is the Cardstock and Pad Kit (138358) $32.50.   The 20 sheets of card stock are free.   



New Hostess Sets - Best Thoughts

There are new Hostess Sets with the Stampin' Up! catalog.   You can received reduced prices on items for Hostessing a party or for an order over $150.   Featured here is the BEST THOUGHTS stamp set.   (138700)

Start with Lost Lagoon (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) and Whisper White (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) card stock.  Lost Lagoon and Regal Rose ink.   One blender pen, 12" Organza Ribbon, and Pearl Basic Jewels.   For texture use the Honeycomb embossing folder.   

I'm sending this card the people retiring and graduating onto something new.    Encouragement!