Estella Banks
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ready for a Creative Challenge?

Hello Creative Friends!

Last night before I finally went to sleep, I asked the fans of my "Planet Creative Studios" Facebook page who was up for a creative challenge... I had one person of 37 fans who "liked" the idea (LOL), so here is your challenge.  This is your inspiration for today: 

Remember the post about card maps and sketches?  This is an easy sketch!  It consists of five 1-3/8" squares punched from Designer Series Paper and one 1-1/4" square punched from a neutral card stock (Whisper White).  Square punches make this card a snap to make.  I used two square punches from Stampin' Up! - the 1-1/4" and the 1-3/8"  since they layer so nicely.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give a little lift to the focal point/center image.  I made this card a while ago, so although the Designer Series Papers (DSP) (I got free when I placed an order as the hostess) you see here have taken their place in the retired products hall of fame, there are many more DSPs available. You will need a card base; Whisper White was used in this sample, a small stamp image and a greeting.  Voila!  A simple card that can be mass-produced for everyone on your Thank You card to do list.  This design is also great for making card sets to give as a gift.

Cross-Creative Applications:
Home Decor: Framed art arrangement
Fabric or Paper Covered Canvases
On canvas... the possibilities are endless!
Scrapbook Page: Digital, Traditional or Hybrid


So now that you've seen some inspiration...pull out those supplies you've been saving for a very important occasion and show me what you make!

Supplies Used
Stamps:  
Family Accessories (Item # 113494, Set of 12, $19.95)
Fundamental Phrases (Item # 114968, Set of 24, $37.95)

Ink:
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (Item # 101179, $5.95)

Paper:

Whisper White Card Stock (Item # 100730, 40 sheets, $8.50)
Designer Series Paper of your choice

Accessories/Tools:
1-1/4" Square Punch (Item # 119865; $15.95)
1-3/8" Square Punch (Item # 119877; $16.95)
Stampin' Dimensionals (Item # 104430, 300 each, $3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive (Item # 104332, 472", $6.95)
Medium Envelopes, Whisper White (Item #107301, 40 envelopes, $6.50)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is here!!

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to present the new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog to you!!  Today begins the new catalog year! Yippee.  There a many new beautiful stamp sets, cool embellishments like the new sticky rhinestones (can we say bling, bling?!), gorgeous new colors and some of our favorite (well, MY favorite) colors have come out of retirement!

While you're in the mood to browse for creative ideas, here are the Spanish supplement: Celebrando Creatividad

and Definitely Decorative.

Enjoy!

Something to think about...