Tag Archives: Glimmer Paper

Glimmer Paper Pumpkins!

By | September 5, 2016

Remember a couple of days ago when I was showing my Halloween swaps and I mentioned that I had an idea for how to use the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Catalog? Well, this weekend I had a chance to put my thoughts into action, and I designed this really fun and… Read More »

Now For the Halloween Swaps!

By | September 3, 2016

I’m glad I was swapping with Ann and Susan, because as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t have any Halloween stamps from the current catalogs! But while my friends designed their swap cards independently of one another and they used different stamp sets, they did use the same colors of cardstock and ink,… Read More »

Paying Attention to Details

By | February 14, 2016

. My grandmother, Nana, always chose the best gifts, and one year she gave me the perfect dress for my birthday. This was in the mid-1960’s, so it was kind of a Jackie Kennedy-inspired style, except made for a little girl. The thing I loved most about it was the colors – chocolate brown and… Read More »

Glittery Bloomin’ Hearts

By | January 23, 2016

The whole point of a swap is to get different ideas of how to use the new stamps, die cutters and other accessories that are regularly released by Stampin’ Up! I showed you my “Black, White and Red” take on the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die in my last post, and here are two more examples… Read More »

Feeling in the Pink

By | January 13, 2016

The new Stampin’ Up! Spring Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure are so full of exciting new stamps and products that I can’t wait to try! And while not everything from my recent swap was red and pink, that was certainly a theme running throughout. This is a darling card made by Denise, our demonstrator’s upline who… Read More »

Swap Meet! First Cards to Share

By | January 5, 2016

As I mentioned before, our group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators met on Saturday to visit and swap cards. Here are the first couple to share: The first one is an extra card that I made in addition to the “What I Love” swap pictured in my last post. In New England this would be called… Read More »

New Year, New Stamps!

By | January 1, 2016

I love that at the beginning of the year we have new stamps and products to work with, for all of the Spring holidays and other occasions! Even though the Spring Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure begin on January 5th, I’ve already been playing with this three-step stamp set called “What I Love.” This is one… Read More »

Peaceful Blues and Greens

By | December 31, 2015

Blue snowflake, green Christmas trees – here are three more handcrafted cards that our family received this year to celebrate the season of peace: First, here is Sherry Pakulski’s card – the one that she sent in addition to the one she made for her dad to send! I love this color combination – my… Read More »

I’m Dreaming of a Violet Christmas

By | December 8, 2015

While red and green are tried and true Christmas colors, we also like to use glittery gold and silver on our holiday cards! Another color family that is less common but especially lovely for Christmas are the various shades of purple, especially when combined with some sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper like this one: Created by… Read More »

Happy 26th Birthday, Anne!

By | December 4, 2015

My daughter Anne is celebrating a birthday today, three weeks before Christmas, so often her cards and gifts have a holiday look: I used Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink, Gold Glimmer paper and the new Gold Metallic thread on her card. The Pearl Basic Jewels look perfect with the Very Vanilla background. Here’s a… Read More »

“Angels Warm Your Heart” – Weekly Deals – Tues. Oct. 20th thru Mon. Oct. 26th, 2015

By | October 21, 2015

It’s time for Weekly Deals and a highlight of one of the special products that you can get at a 25% savings for one week! This time it’s the Bow Builder Punch, but instead of a traditional bow to decorate our package, we’ve made a sweet angel ornament with the punched pieces to convey the… Read More »

All Stamps on Sale? Yes!

By | October 19, 2015

Yes! It’s only for five days, so you’ll have to think fast, but all of the regular stamp sets in both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog are on sale for 15% off through Friday, Oct. 23rd! That doesn’t include bundles (because they are already 15% off) or the already discounted hostess sets, Weekly… Read More »

Working Together is Half the Fun

By | October 11, 2015

As I mentioned in my previous post, the stamp group came over yesterday for our monthly meeting. We made the Watercolor Wings Pop-Up card that I described last time (http://stampingwithvalory.com/2015/10/08/watercolor-wings-pop-up-preview/) and also a clean and simple Christmas card that is easy to make in quantity and would be a great way to use up any… Read More »

Weekly Deals – Tuesday, Sept. 8th through Monday Sept. 14th, 2015

By | September 9, 2015

Sometimes in our commitment to share one anothers’ burdens, a simple sympathy card can convey the thoughts we want to share. On this card I used a single band of Silver 5/8″ Satin ribbon – on sale this week for 25% off. Here are all the Weekly Deals through Monday the 14th; click to order… Read More »

If the Broom Fits…Ride It!

By | September 4, 2015

Here are another couple of swaps that I got at the demonstrator’s gathering last Saturday, and I’m showing them together because they are a good example of how to use a large single stamp in creative ways! Here is the stamp: The first example is a stand-up easel card that uses the whole stamp. The… Read More »