Card Sketch Class

We created three cards last night following a great Clean and Simple Sketch. I’m featuring the first today.

Creative Tips:

1. The new stamp set, Well Scripted, has beautiful flowing letters to add a little elegance to any card. You can receive the complimentary set, Whimsical Words available in the sale-a-bration brochure with a $50.00 order.

2. The butterflies are from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  Stampin’ Up’s exclusive Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die cuts and embosses 4 butterflies simultaneously.

3. The Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon is attached by punching a hole, threading the ribbon and adding a bow. What a great finishing touch!


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Well Scripted (118601)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Pretty in Pink (100459), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (118138), Crop-A-Dial (108362), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Scrapbook Class

The focus this month is Love. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to share with those close to you how much you care. For this month’s Scrapbook Class I chose to scrap Valentine’s Day with my sweetie from last year. We went on a Yadkin Valley Wine Tour for the day. It began with roses and a quick overview of wine tasting. We visited four wineries and learned how it was grown, harvested, blended, bottled and aged. We enjoyed a romantic lunch overlooking the breathtaking view of the Vadkin Valley. The day was bright, sunny, and a little cool. It was a wonderful Valentine gift from my sweetheart. Spending time with him is the light of my life. I wonder what he’ll cook up for this year, I can hardly wait.

Creative Tips:

1. A romantic mood is often created using the distressing technique. It is also a great way to dispose of those bits and pieces of designer paper left over from other projects.

2. A Bone Folder will help you to break done the fibers in the paper to create a soft pliable material. The distressing tool from the Cutter Kit ruffs up the edges.

3. The Big Shot helped with the flowers and leaves. Just layer several circle and flower shapes then scrunch. The product, a 3-D flower in no time at all. Don’t forget the brads and buttons for a finishing touch.

4. The Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper pairs well with Bella Bleu. We achieved a creative effect from a closer look at the beautiful patterned paper. The design was accentuated by following the pattern with a handy pair of Paper Snips. See what you can achieve by thinking outside the box!


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Very Vintage (117693), Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030)
Paper: Kraft (107070), Brocade Blue (10166), Very Vanilla (101650), Close to Cocoa (101341), Pretty in Pink (100459), Certainly Celery (105125), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153), Bella Bleu Designer Paper (113974)
Ink: Regal Rose (105211), Brocade Blue (101102), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Cutter Kit (106958), Stamping Sponges (101610), Piercing Tool (116631), Big Shot (113439), Little Leaves (114511), Circles #2 (114526), Blossom Party (115971), and Birds and Blooms (113485) Dies, Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579), Button Latte (114333) and Sherbet (116312) Designer Buttons, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons (114339)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Friends Valentine

One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator is traveling to visit many wonderful new places. On our recent trip to Phoenix Arizona for Leadership, we enjoyed special time with friends, learning, and best of all sharing! My card share today honors YOU and my suite mates Rene’ and Frances. I’m also playing over at Pals Paper Arts. Hope you’ll come on along and do a little playing of your own.

Creative Tips:

1. Pleats are coming back in style. The new Satin Ribbon is easily pleated by gently tugging on the top cord of the ribbon. Gather it a little or a lot for a new way to embellish your cards or projects.

2. The background uses an emboss resist technique to create a very vintage look. You’ll need some Clear Embossing Powder, the Very Vintage Wheel, and a Sponge. Wouldn’t you like to learn to do this at a workshop of your own?

3. Ragged edges are common in a vintage look. The card stock can be torn or distressed to create the effect. The distressing tool from the Cutter Kit is your must have for this one.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (118598), Very Vintage (117693), Friends 24-7 (113218)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Close to Cocoa (101341), Pretty in Pink (100459), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (103139), Regal Rose (105211), Pretty in Pink (101301), Chocolate Chip (100908) VersaMark (102283)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Cutter Kit (106958), Stamping Sponges (101610), Piercing Tool (116631), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Pleated Valentine

Creative Tips:

1. The Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack has 24 unique designs. Create a matching color palette in a snap by pulling together the colors in the designer paper.

2. Thread your Playground Tempting Turquoise Buttons with a small strip of matching card stock for a faux thread effect.

3. Add a little Real Red Satin Ribbon and make it a dress up affair. A girl can never have too many accessories.

4. Have you ever tried pleating your card stock or ribbon? It is a fun technique and so easy to do. The distressed effect was created using the Cutter Kit.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (118571), Love You Much (113756)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Taken With Teal (101584), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack (117161)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133), Taken With Teal (103257)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Playground Buttons (116313), 1 3/4″ Circle (112004), Heart to Heart (113694), Word Window (105090), & Modern Label (116630) Punches, Cutter Kit (106958)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Love Notes

A sneak peak at one of the six unique Love Notes found in the Valentine class this month. When you add the Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper or matching Epoxy Brads to your order this month the class is FREE.

Creative Tips:

1. The Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon is one of 10 matching colors now available through the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog.

2. Rub-Ons are easy to apply and enhance any gift from the heart. Complimentary images coordinate beautifully with Stampin’ Up’s unique, stamped artwork.

3. The Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper creates male or female Valentines with ease.


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Card Recipe:
Paper: Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287); Laughter and Love Rub-Ons (113889)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Happy Valentine’s Day

Need a 2010 Occasions Mini catalog? Email your request and it’s on the way.

Creative Tips:

1. Creating that special card for your Valentine this year is quick and easy when you create using a Clean and Simple Template.

3. Did you know white space attracts attention? Very Vanilla in this case.

4. Balance is easily achieved by repeating Real Red three times in this layout.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Real Red (102482), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Small Heart Punch (117193), Dimensionals (104430)

This Valentine class is yours with a qualifying order?

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

I {Heart} Hearts All in a Row

The 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog went live at 2:00 am yesterday. Have you placed your order? What’s the hold up? I’ve got just the deal for you. All orders placed this month containing the Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper or Matching Epoxy Brads will receive the Valentine Class FREE!

Creative Tips:

1. Line up your savings with Clear Mount Stamps! Beginning with the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog Stampin’ Up! is offering you a choice of clear or wood mounted stamps. I {Heart} Hearts was my first clear mount set. I’m sold! It’s clear mount all the way, BABY. Dreaming about all the stuff those extra dollars will buy.

2. The Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon adds instant elegance to your stamping projects. Did you know the Satin Ribbon now comes in 10 exclusive colors?

3. The Small Heart Punch proudly shows off the new punch style. You can now lock the punches shut for easy, space-saving storage. A little love goes a long way.

4. The Sending Love Epoxy Brads are available in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287), Sending Love Real Red Epoxy Brads (117270), Small Heart Punch (117193), Exclusive Top Note Die (113463), Dimensionals (104430)

Just a reminder, the Valentine class can be yours for a qualifying order.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith