Tempting Turquoise Circles

This is a CASE from the magazine Stampin' Demonstrators get each month called Stampin' Success.  This magazine is chocked full of ideas for cards, business and recognition.  Stampin' Up!'s new Demonstrator sign up is amazing.  Customize your own start up kit and do it your way!  Feel free to visit the "Join the Fun" link at the top-right and read all about it!  Feel free to comment or send me an email and ask me how I LOVE STAMPIN' UP!  :)

Stamp Sets:
Circle Circus
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper and Ink:
Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstock
Versamark Ink
Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise Ink

Accessories:
Tempting Turquoise and White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Scallop Oval punch and Large Oval punch

Stripey Birthday

What is Skittles' slogan?  Taste the rainbow?  YEP!  Using Sweet Treat Cups filled with Skittles, we created a cool hot air balloon for one lucky birthday girl/boy.  This is another way to create your own paper to suit your project.  Cut strips of scrap cardstock into 1/4" and 1/2" wide strips.  Glue them down onto a sheet of cardstock cut to the size you need making sure each strip is flush against the previous strip.  Make it random and have some fun!

Stamp Sets:
Sweet Centers
Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper and Ink:
Very Vanilla and Tempting Turquoise cardstock
Random strips of cardstock in desired colors:  I used  strips from the Bright Collection
Tempting Turquoise and Early Espresso Stampin' Pad

Accessories:
Sweet Treat Cups
Brights Glimmer Brads
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
1-3/4" Circle Punch

Blossom Butterfly

It's a flower punch, no wait, it's a butterfly punch!  It's two punches in one!  Using the Blossom Punch, cut two opposite petals out of the flower.  Don't cut all the way to the middle... Leave enough in the middle to insert a brad or add a rhinestone.

Stamp Set:
Mixed Bunch
Curvy Verses

Ink & Paper
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Pacific Point, Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock
Pacific Point and Blushing Bride Stampin' Pads

Accessories:
Blossom Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Vintage Brades
Scallop Trim Border Punch

DIY Designer Paper

Can't find the exact designer paper you want?  Make your own!  Using your stamps and ink, stamp randomly around a sheet of cardstock with the image you like and there you have it!  Custom-made designer paper!

Stamp Set:
Awash with Flowers
Sincere Salutations

Paper & Ink:
Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral and Naturals White cardstock
Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray Stampin' Pads

Accessories:
Itty Bitty Buttons
Itty Bitty punches
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Crimper Tool
Rhinestone Accents