Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Show and Tell: Wedding Invitations



This year has already been a year of change, and it will continue to be as I will become an Aunt in July and then will get a new sister-in-law in October. I'm pretty excited about my brother getting married, and I was even more excited when they asked me to design and make their wedding invitations.

Now, I love Stampin' Up! products. I think they have the best paper and ink. Their stamps are of the highest quality and I love the variety of images they provide. But sometimes, unfortunately, they don't carry the exact things I need. My future sister-in-law had a vision for her invitations, and I did the best I could to accommodate that vision using as many Stampin' Up! supplies as I could, but I had to stray away from our product line. Trust me, this was not easy. Especially when it came to using another type of cardstock.

I still wanted to share with you my samples despite straying from the SU! product line.

We're in the final stages of finalizing the design. Basically, my future sister-in-law just needs to pick out the type of ribbon she wants and the wording and then I will be starting a wedding invitation assembly line.

Option 1: SU! Organza Ribbon with Something Borrowed Embellishments

Option 2: Tangerine Tango Stitched Ribbon with a knot

Option 3: Orange sheer ribbon with Something Borrowed Embellishment

Option 4: Larger sheer ribbon with Something Borrowed Embellishment

Which is your favorite? Vote on my Facebook page and help my future sister-in-law!

Happy Stampin' 
~Carmelita 

Monday, April 06, 2015

Free Shipping 2015 - Yippee!!!


No need to get your prescription checked, you read this correctly. Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping for five days! Now is the time to stock up on all your consumable supplies, order all the sets from your wish list, and buy all those project kits you want. There is no minimum order, but there is a deadline. Place your order before April 10.

Want free product?

Place your order through my website and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win free Stampin' Up! product. You must use the hostess code 2NFFF4W3 when you check out.

Don't delay! Place your order today!

The Fine Print


  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders). 
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping. 
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.

Happy Stampin'
~Carmelita

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Just add sparkle

I am back in the crafting business! Last week, I held my first workshop since moving to Nevada County and it was so much fun. It was nice to be back into something I love doing. It's been quite a month for the Wasson family.

I CASED this card from the great Pootles, a demonstrator in the UK.  Her stuff is pretty awesome, you should check it out.

I love the shooting star effect using the "swoop" image from the Work of Art stamp set. When I originally made this card, I used Whisper White stars. My friend Ruth (the oh-so-talented Ruth from Ruth's Stamping Corner) suggested I use glimmer paper for the stars, and oh my, was she right! She told me "I always start with glitter." What great advice!

Stampin' Tips:

  • Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, and Hello Honey
  • Ink the "swoop" image once with Blackberry Bliss ink. Stamp the three swoops without re-inking to get the gradient/fading effect. 
  • Use the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack to punch out stars. Use glue dots to adhere to the end of the swoop. 
  • Stamp the butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Hello Honey, then use the Elegant Butterfly punch to punch out the image. Remember: stamp first and then punch. 
  • Add some more sparkle by putting three rhinestones on the butterfly to form its body. Adhere the butterfly to the card with a couple of glue dots. 
  • Stamp the Watercolor Thank You in Blackberry Bliss.

Stampin' Supplies

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Happy Stampin',
 ~Carmelita