Watercolor Trio/Goodbye to 2010 Summer Mini!

 Well another mini is saying goodbye – Stampin' Up!'s 2010 Summer Mini. While it is always hard to say goodbye, the 2010 Holiday Mini is spectacular! If you are one of my customers, then you have received it already and know what I mean. If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like me to be your Demonstrator, let me know and I will mail you a copy.

Now back to the Summer mini — if you did not order the Watercolor Trio stamp set or other items on your wish list, you only have 6 more days to do so. The Watercolor Trio is my favorite set in the 2010 Summer Mini. I took Shelli's challenge again and used Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach to choose the colors. If you don't have it yet, you NEED it! I chose 3 different color combinations to create these three cards. Watercolor Trio is a very versatile set as you can see by the cards below:

First combo – Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy & Sahara Sand:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Mini 2010 Summer Mini Cards

Second Combo – Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio Card 2010 Summer Mini Card color Coach Combo

Third Combo – Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio 2010 Summer Mini Last Chance

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Stamp Set(s): Water Color Trio (120084), Word Play (120651)

Cardstock: Listed Above plus Very Vanilla or Whisper White

Ink: Night Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray; Markers: Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand

Accessories & Cool Tools: Card 1: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Filigree Brads, 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Cutter Kit. Card 2: 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval, Scallop Oval. Card 3: Big Shot, Lattice Square Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Brights Collection.

Reminder that if you place a $50 net order (before taxes and shipping) US Only you will receive a free tutorial. This month's free tutorial is the Birthday Circular Box and Cards using the Builder Wheels. The tutorial is 23 pages long and includes over 100 pictures! This special will last until August 31. If the Birthday Wheel class is not your style, you may substitute the Elegant Trio Stencil class.

Jeannine Tarrio, Manager

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

blog: www.Jeanstamps.com

web: www.jeanninetarrio.stampinup.net

Presto Patterns and Watercolor Trio for SSC158 Challenge

This is the first time I have done a Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge. This Challenge is SSC158 and here is my project for this challenge:

Watercolor Trio on Presto Patterns Stampin' Up!, Jeannine Tarrio

Here is the sketch:

SSC158 Challenge, Jeanine Tarrio, Stampin' Up!

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Stamp Set(s): Watercolor Trio (120084) Stampin' Up! Summer Mini

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Presto Patterns Specialty Designers Series Paper (117175) 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog

Ink: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum

Accessories & Cool Tools:  1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge

Butterfly Pansy and My Digital Studio Card Backgrounds

Continuing yesterday's blog post, I have more samples from my Hostess Appreciation party. Two more cards I made using My Digital Studio to create the background paper, then layered on card base and added ribbon and stamping. The blue card uses Thought & Prayers for the stamping and 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon and 3/8" white taffeta ribbon.

My Digital Studio Summertime Splendor card Thoughts & Prayers Stampin' Up! July 2010

On the sympathy card below, I layered the digital image onto Chocolate Chip cardstock, then added the ribbon and layered it onto a Whisper White card base. I used the retired Close as a Memory to stamp "with heartfelt Sympathy".

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Summertime Splendor Card July 2010

Last is a simple card with a WOW factor: the pansy flower on the front. The original creator of the butterfly pansy is Tina Sieben and many other demonstrators have created their own version of the butterfly pansy flower. Mine uses the reinker technique. If you are one of my customers, please contact me and I will be glad to tell you how to create this flower. If you are not my customer, please contact your demonstrator, and she will show you how to do this technique. If you do not have a demonstrator, just choose me when placing a Stampin' Up! order.

Butterfly Punch Pansy Card, Greenhouse Gala  Designer Series PaperBig Shot, Stampin' Up!July 2010

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Stamp Set(s): Watercolor Trio

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog)

Ink: Basic Black Marker

Accessories & Cool Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves die, Butterfly Punch, Aqua Painter, Spray bottle (non SU)

Technique: Reinker Spread

Do you want everything in the new catalog?

If you were a demonstrator who dropped or you resigned prior to March 31st, you can rejoin for only $35.00!!! You will not get any stamping supplies (as you already have them from your original kit), however, you will get the business supplies including a box of new catalogs, package of Summer Mini, order forms, and postcards. Click on my specials page for the forms you need.  You can not sign-up online.  You must print and complete the forms and mail to Stampin' Up!.  The forms be must received with payment at the Stampin' Up! office by July 30th!!

OR

Become a demonstrator today, receive 20% off all your purchases (30% off your first order)! It is easy just join my team by clicking the join menu above and complete the Independent Demonstrator Agreement using my sign up password of "Maine". You can choose from 2 different kits: regular kit for $157.00 or the Digital kit, also $157.00.

Motorcycle Meets the Big Shot Masculine Card

I love how this card came together! I have been on a kick this past spring to make more masculine cards. The motorcycle, Red, White & Black, (one of my favorite color combinations), the Big Shot, and the Cog Punch make this card perfect. Enjoy!

Motorcycle, Big Shot, Masculine Card. Jeanstamps, Jeannine Tarrio, Stampin' Up!, June  2010

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Stamp Set(s): Motorcycle (117657 Summer Mini), On Your Birthday (111664)

Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Basic Black (101179)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Extra Large Cogs Double Punch (118873 Summer mini), 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (112534), Metal Sheets – craft store

If you are one of my customers and have questions, I will be glad answer them.

Elements of Style on Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight Card

Here is a sneak peek using Stampin' Up!'s new core color Marina Mist. I love it paired with Certainly Celery and Daffodil Delight. I used the horizontal slot punch to create the hole for the ribbon to go around the card front. I sure am going to miss that punch in the catalog! (Of course I have mine and will still use it)

 Elements of Style on Marina Mist & Daffodil Delight Card Stampin' Up! Summer Mini 2010

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Stamp Set(s): Elements of Style (120045 Summer Mini 2010)

Cardstock: Marina Mist (119682 – 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog), Certainly Celery (105125), Daffodil Delight (119683 – 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Marina Mist (119668 – 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch (105089), 1/4" Celery grosgrain ribbon (109031), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Birthday Bliss with Early Expresso on Pretty in Pink Card

A quick birthday card that is sure to please everyone, who doesn't like cake? I used Versamark to stamp the word square on the Pretty in Pink card base. I cut two strips 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" of Pixie Pink and ran one through the square Lattice folder and the other I punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch. These were layered under the 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" Early Expresso strip. Next, I knotted the Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon and attached it to the the Early Expresso strip, which I attached about 1/4" from the left side of card. Stamp your white piece (1 1/2" x 1 5/8") with Chocolate Chip and use blender pens to color. Layer this onto a 1 3/4" x 1 7/8" piece of Early Expresso and attach to card.

 Birthday Bliss Card Stampin' Up!, SUO, June 2010

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Stamp Set(s): Birthday Bliss

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Early Expresso, Whisper White

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Versamark

Accessories & Cool Tools: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117789 Summer Mini 2010), Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Inpressions Embossing Folder (119976 Summer Mini 2010), Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB 2010 118402), Blender Pens

Free e-mail instructions for my May stamp Camp Elements of Style, details HERE.  I have extended this free tutorial to the end of June, 2010.