Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mixed Bunch, Blossom Punch, Announcement

You’ve gotten a few subtle hints over the past couple weeks.. and in today’s blog post at Created by You,  you’ll find out just what that was all about… it’s some really nice BLOG CANDY!  P1090784

Before I tell you just what the blog candy is, or how you can win, a little bit about this week’s posts!  This week, most of the cards I’ll share will be featuring the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and/or Blossom Punch.  So, if you’re on the fence about this stamp or punch you might want to look away!

P1090786This pretty Double Loop Bow was tied on my fingers, then secured in place with mini glue dots.   A stamped silver metal “love” embellishment is one of the new trinket heart charms from the occasions mini catalog.

P1090789Both trinket key and heart charm were tied with a stamped sentiment to the double loop bow.

P1090785Blossom punched vellum and pretty in pink card stock were embossed.  Love the little pearl accents don’t you?  The center pearl is actually quite large, measuring 8mm, and a new product from the new mini catalog too!P1090730

Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters and Stampers:

Embossing The Card Stock Vellum Blossom Punched Flower

  • Card Stock Vellum is perfect for this project, it dry embosses well and holds it’s shape too!
  • The center of the largest blooms from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set measures approximately 3/4”
  • Punch a scrap of card stock using your 3/4” circle punch
  • Use the large ball tip of the embossing stylus which came with your simply scored board to trace a circle around the center of the punched vellum card stock blossom.
  • Keep the cut out circle in place, and cross hatch the circle center with the small ball tip of the stylus too.P1090728
  • Place plastic the vellum blossom punch between the plastic grid and black foam layers of your mat pack.  Align the medium circles atop the blossom punched card stock and use the larger ball end of the stylus to emboss polka dots onto the blossom punch.
  • Use the narrow end of the stylus to curl the blossom punched flower edges.

P1090794Back to this week’s blog posts which for the most part will feature the Mixed Bunch Stamp set and coordinating Blossom Punch, which brings me back to the topic of Blog Candy too!

Starting today, you can enter for a chance to win…

  • A NEW Mixed Bunch Stamp Set,
  • the coordinating BLOSSOM Punch, AND
  • 2 sample cards made with one or both of these items, as featured in this week’s blog posts

This is really BIG Blog Candy…

All THREE items will go to just ONE winner, so it’s going to take some work…

How to qualify to win this week’s BIG Blog Candy Give Away!

  1. Leave a sweet comment on EACH blog post Sunday through Saturday this week.  Be sure to include your contact information in at least one of the comments.  (Use the format suzy_Crafter_AT_att_Dot_net to discourage spam.)  Note:  You must leave a comment on each daily post to qualify.
  2. Link back to my blog for TWO extra tickets/chances to win.
  3. Place an order at my Online Stampin’ Up! Store any time during the week for THREE extra chances to win.
  4. Join my Team for FIVE extra chances to win this week (and a bonus welcome gift too)!
  5. Stop back by on MONDAY January 23rd to see if you’ve won!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to Stampin’ Up! Regulations, this blog candy can only be awarded to US addressees. 

I know I have many international readers… so am offering a special BLOG Candy for International Readers too!

FOUR Hand made and hand stamped cards featuring the Mixed Bouquet Stamp Set will be awarded to ONE international Winner!

To win the INTERNATIONAL Blog Candy:

  1. Live outside of the USA
  2. Leave a sweet comment on any or all posts Sunday through Saturday this week, include your email addy for contact too (use suzy_Crafter_AT_yahoo_Dot_Com format)
  3. Link to my blog for TWO extra chances to win!
  4. AND stop back by on Monday January 23rd to see if you’ve won!

Tickets will be awarded to each qualifying person, and we’ll draw the grand prize winners on Sunday evening.

Best of luck!  I look forward to reading your comments!



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Shopping and Supply List for Today’s Card Share:

Stamps:  You’re A Gem (W 122197, C 122270)

Ink:  Basic Black (101179)

Papers:  Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White(100730), Basic Black (121045), Card Stock Vellum (101856), Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366)

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die (125592), Blossom Punch (125603), Small Oval Punch (120908), Mat Pack (105826)

Awesome Accessories:  Basic Pearls Jewels (119247), Large Basic Pearls Jewels – 8mm (125577), Embossing Stylus (125624), Whisper White Satin Ribbon(114616), Mini Glue Dots,(103683) Trinket Keys (121892), Trinket Hearts (125605), Bakers Twine (124262), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

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ColleenB. said...

What a gorgeous looking card. Like the pink and black combo.
Thank You for this opportunity on giveaway.

Katherine said...

What a pretty card - thanks for sharing how you did that!

Susan Carlson said...

Sharon, you've already convinced me that I have to have the Blossom punch and the Mixed Bunch stamp set. However, I haven't ordered it yet -- and would LOVE to win it! Great tip on using the mat pack to emboss vellum. carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

Lisa808 said...

Sharon, this is so very pretty. Black/pink/white make a beautiful color combination. I love the velum flower, all the pearls, and the way you twisted the ribbon strands.

Anita Autore said...

Wow! This is stunning! Great tip! Looking forward to what you create this week. anitamocha at charter dot net

Jennifer Partridge said...

OMG, Sharon!!!!!!!!! I am soooo incredibly excited about just the chance to win such AMAZING blog candy!!! :)

Your creations (that you've made with it) are beautiful!

Thanks so much,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Regina said...

hi, Sharon
it looks so pretty in the combination of colors you chose. What a fantastic idea to embossing the vellum blossom!
Thanks for the chance.
Sending greetings from Germany

Pat Myers said...

I'm a sucker for pearls. Love the card!

Mary Binder said...

Great cards and ideas. Thanks very much for sharing. Mary Binder

Cheryl Algie said...

I just love pretty things and this card is so so pretty and feminine - just my style . It'd be awesome to win some of your creations

Tdharris1 said...

what a pretty card, I enjoy seeing your post and all of your creative ideas. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy and I can't wait to see what all you post this week.
td harris 1 at cox dot net

Carol B said...

Love your Saturday tutorials. The blog candy is a nice bonus. terpada at quixnet dot net

sheetal said...

Greeting from London Sharon. I am your new follower. I am like a kid in a candy shop here. I am looking at your tutorials and jumping with joy. Now I am off ( again) to browse through them.

Kelly Wentling said...

Hi Sharon! Beautiful card and that gorgeous flower takes center stage! Love the embossing on the vellum, so clever. The twisted ribbon tails are such a pretty detail! Thanks for a chance to win.
kelly underscore wentling at yahoo dot com

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a beautiful card! It's always a treat seeing what you create! You are sooo generous to offer such wonderful blog candy! THANK YOU!
aar6605 at aol dot com

Snowbird42 said...

What a generous lot to offer as blog candy. Your blog is one of the most generous I have found also due to your sharing of knowledge for all to enjoy.

~Cynthia M. said...

Wow Sharon. Your embossed vellum and pearl accents are just the trick to send this card from beautiful to stunning. And your blog candy sounds calorie-free but oh-so-wonderful!
~Cynthia millanclan at bell dot net

Janet said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the embossing on the vellum flower especially. Thank you for showing us how to do that:-) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!!!
Inky hugs,
janet at swofford dot com

TX JennyWren said...

Wow, such wonderful cards and such wonderful blog candy. I love what you did with the vellum flower.

stamping sue w. said...

what a beautiful card with the vellum.
stamping sue
stamprsue at aol dot com

Contactpatti said...

lovely card, I was not all that impressed with the new blossum punch until this week seeing it in many different projects and this card completes the look. I now am strongly thinking that I will be buying that punch! Thank you for your efforts and the card!

Barb Slaughter said...

I love the way you embossed the vellum - I would have never thought of that. It adds so much to the card. I still "need" to try that double bow too.
Barb S (FL)
stamper0910 AT yahoo DOT com

Fabiola said...

oh chic chic chic et un brin

Laura said...

Lovely card! That dotted flower is so pretty too!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Wow, amazing blog candy! I've been wanting this set and punch, but they are just not in my budget right now. Love how you did the embossing on the vellum, thanks for showing that. I rarely use the piercing guide, I should get that out and play with it. Love the card.
stampindebs at aol dot com

Robbie said...

This is a beautiful card! Love pink and black.

Kimberly Sudol said...

OMGosh....this is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for showing that cool technique with the vellum blossom punch!!

Gail S. said...

Wow! Beautiful card and great candy!! Great tips also! Thanks for that chance to win! gslagle(at)nctc(dot)net

Diane Villegas said...

Beautiful Card, I think I want to try this out. Would love to be entered in the Blog Candy drawing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Judith Wineland said...

Always love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy.

Judith Wineland said...

Great card as always. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

Teri Couture said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE all of your designs. So creative!!!

Patricia Huber said...

I love, love, love this card. Going to make one!

Julia Gomez said...

What a pretty card, love the colors and the use of the vellum. Thanks for chance at this amazing Blog Candy

Lorican said...

WOW! Blog Candy! When I recieved my occasions mini that was the first set I wanted! So if I don't win I will purchase next month! My name is Candy you know (LOL!)! OH! I absolutly love this card! Pink and Black are my favorite colors!
Good luck to all I.m happy for who ever wins!



Lynda S said... bad...looks like I accidently missed this post. there is something very magical about black and just one other shade and it is captured so well in this card Sharon. I love it. The vellum flower is delish. Brilliant.
ellouise1969(at)hotmail(dot)com comments from Down Under!!!

Agnes said...

I love the embossed vellum and the pink and black color combination.

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