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Step it Up Sunday: Stampin’Up! Eastern Palace

Welcome to Step it Up Sunday!

You know I am a huge fan or clean and simple (CAS) design. Sometimes it is fun to step it up a little. Even though my stepped up version is still pretty simple for most. #truewords #5minutecards. For today’s Step it Up Sunday post I am sharing 2 cards that both feature the Stampin’Up! bundle Eastern Palace. I would love to know which one you like best!

Below you can see 2 options for ordering these items, both come with special free gifts during the month of May!

You know I am such a huge fan of our Folded Notecards and I am really excited that we now offer them in Vanilla!

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace suite, gold stickers, sneak peek, bundle and save, step it up sunday #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • This first card uses one of those Very Vanilla Notecards. I adore the weight and the matching envelope AND the great price!
  • The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide directly onto the notecard
  • The Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers add great pop! TIP: be careful when pulling them off the sheet to use, particularly the round images need to be “eased” off so they don’t rip. Once you have them off they are pretty sturdy, but some of the larger ones just need a little TLC

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace suite, gold stickers, sneak peek, bundle and save, step it up sunday #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • My stepped up version highlights some of the other items from this fun bundle
  • The Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker was placed directly on the notecard.
  • A strip of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper adds a stunning pop of color
  • The medallion was created with one of the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Did you know that this thinlits work together to make well over 40 different images? I love the versatility!
  • The sentiment is once again stamped in Tranquil Tide, this time it was popped out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and backed with dimensionals.
  • The finishing touch is a gold tassel from the Mini Tassels Assortment. It is tied on using our Linen Thread.

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace suite, gold stickers, sneak peek, bundle and save, step it up sunday #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • With bundle one, which is $60.50, you will receive our NEW Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes FREE
  • With bundle two, which is $103.50, you will receive the Very Vanilla Envelopes and our NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock FREE
  • Both of them, when ordered thru me, will earn you a $25 goodie bag of some of my favorite Stampin’Up! goodies

AND

you will receive 25, yes 25!!!!, exclusive Project Sheets from me, full of fabulous samples using this Suite.

 

  • Shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Place a minimum $25 order using HOST CODE 2EVN6ZA3
  • Receive a free gift from me
  • Place a $50 or more order and receive a $25 goodie bag!!
  • Gain access to my Stamping VIP group with exclusive projects, videos and tutorials, and more giveaways!

Sneak Peek Saturday: Eastern Palace Suite

Stampin'Up! sneak peek saturday, eastern palace suite, stampin'up! catalog 2017-2018 #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

I know it is super mean to share products from the 2017-2018 Stampin’Up! Catalog you can’t buy yet, but they are way too good to keep all to myself! So welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday…..a little glimpse at some of the fun new products coming your way!

Stampin'Up! sneak peek saturday, eastern palace suite, stampin'up! catalog 2017-2018 #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details:

  • The card features the Eastern Palace Suite. The good news is that YOU can order this suite beginning May 1st as part of a special customer pre-order
  • I will be featuring this suite in my InkBig Academy Stamps VIP group the entire month of May with an exclusive project each day. This group is open to all of those who purchase from me.

 

  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT
  • The card is made with our new VANILLA NOTECARDS. You know I am a huge fan of our Whisper White Notecards and I am so thrilled they added them in Very Vanilla
  • The color of the cardstock and ink is FRESH FIG. It is super yummy and rich!
  • The beautiful gold and vanilla paper is from the EASTERN PALACE SPECIALTY PAPER
  • That stunning flower and the sentiment is from the EASTERN PALACE BUNDLE
  • And do you see the middle of the flower? Our new GOLD FACETED GEMS are swoon worthy!

Stampin'Up! sneak peek saturday, eastern palace suite, stampin'up! catalog 2017-2018 #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

I can’t wait to share more fun new stampin goodies with you!

And in the meantime, I have a fun share for you of 25 new color combos featuring the 5 new InColors

Stampin'Up! Color Combos featuring the NEW 2017-2019 In colors, fresh fig, tranquil tide, lemon lime twist, berry burst, powder pink #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Click here for In-color 5 color combos

Retired LIST: Don’t forget to shop the Stampin’Up! Retired List! Items are flying off the shelves at GREAT savings!!

CLICK HERE FOR LIST

 

  • Shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Place a minimum $25 order using HOST CODE 2EN6ZA3
  • Receive a free gift from me
  • Place a $50 or more order and receive a $25 goodie bag!!
  • Gain access to my Stamping VIP group with exclusive projects, videos and tutorials, and more giveaways!

Eastern Palace Suite: Available May 1

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace Suite, available May 2, free gifts with purchase, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

I am sure you have been seeing some awesome samples floating around highlighting the Eastern Palace Bundle. This is so on trend, fresh and fun!

AND IT IS AVAILABLE NOW

 

Stampin'Up! sneak peek saturday, eastern palace suite, stampin'up! catalog 2017-2018 #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

On May 2nd you will have 2 options to purchase this suite:

  • With bundle one, which is $60.50, you will receive our NEW Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes FREE
  • With bundle two, which is $103.50, you will receive the Very Vanilla Envelopes and our NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock FREE
  • Both of them, when ordered thru me, will earn you a $25 goodie bag of some of my favorite Stampin’Up! goodies

AND

you will receive 25, yes 25!!!!, Project Sheets full of fabulous samples using this Suite.

 

  • Shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Place a minimum $25 order using HOST CODE 2EVN6ZA3
  • Receive a free gift from me
  • Place a $50 or more order and receive a $25 goodie bag!!
  • Gain access to my Stamping VIP group with exclusive projects, videos and tutorials, and more giveaways!

Watch it Wednesday: Wood Textures Suite

Welcome to Watch it Wednesday with a super fun sneak peek of the Wood Textures Suite from the 2017-2018 Stampin’Up! Annual Catalog. As a demonstrator, I have this awesome catalog in my hot little hands along with lots of fun product I was able to order in April for attending OnStage. If you would like your own catalog so that you can order June 1, be sure to email me at lisa@inkbigacademy.com

And if you REALLY can’t wait, have I got a deal for you!

You can join my team of demonstrators for just $99 and choose $125 in product of your choice, including all the NEW CATALOG Sneak Peek items and In Colors! It is an awesome deal, I love my hobby demos and if you were a demo before you are welcome to our team with open arms! Email me and I would love to share with you what you can get your hands on NOW and how easy it is to join! lisa@inkbigacademy.com

Okay, check out this video and then my sweet little take on this suite!

Now you know I am not one for fussy projects, so if I am going to do a 3D project it has to be easy and fabulous….and this crate is the bomb!

I filled it with 3 small 3 x3 cards, but it would also be great for a couple of chocolates, a little snack mix, or even some puppy treats. Doesn’t everyone give treats to their grand-pups?!!

Stampin'Up! Wood Words bundle, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, clean and simple cards, 3d, project

Details:

  • The crate is made using the Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. Did you know that when you purchase a Big Shot from me I gift you the Magnetic Platform for FREE (that is a $40 value!)
  • The little heart, stamped in Powder Pink, and the sentiment, stamped in Fresh Fig, are both from Woods Words stamp set. The stamp set and framelits are part of a bundle that can be ordered together at a 10% savings!
  • The notecards have a card base of Thick Whisper White that measures 6 x 3″. A 2 3/4 x 2 3/4″ piece of Fresh Fig is topped by a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″ piece of Whisper White. I added dimensionals between each layer for added oomph!
  • The floral image along the right is stamped with Powder Pink and also comes from the Wood Words stamp set.
  • Each card has a unique little greeting all cropped out using the delightful little tag image from the Wood Crate Framelits.
  • A quick tie of Linen thread adds to the shabby chic feel of this project

Stampin'Up! Wood Words bundle, Wood Crate Framelits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, clean and simple cards, 3d, project

  • email me at lisa@inkbigacademy.com for your FREE 2017-2108 Stampin’Up! Annual Catalog
  • Don’t forget that the Eastern Palace Bundles become available to you NOW!
  • And I have lots of free goodies when you order them in my online store. Click here for all the details
  • And I have a FREE Download that shows off our new In Colors!

Stampin'Up! Color Combos featuring the NEW 2017-2019 In colors, fresh fig, tranquil tide, lemon lime twist, berry burst, powder pink #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Click here for In-color 5 color combos

  • Shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Place a minimum $25 order using HOST CODE 2EVN6ZA3
  • Receive a free gift from me
  • Place a $50 or more order and receive a $25 goodie bag!!
  • Gain access to my Stamping VIP group with exclusive projects, videos and tutorials, and more giveaways!

May is my birthday month and we are having a PARTY all month on the InkBig Stamps Facebook page with DAILY giveaways!! click here to join the fun

Pals May 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017.

We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For my project today I knew I wanted to share Heat Embossed Watercolor Resist. It is so easy, and I love how fabulous it looks with this new Daisy!

Stampin'Up! Daisy Delight stamp set, bundle, sneak peek, 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, heat embossing, emboss resist, watercolor, technique, tutorial, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details:

  • The card base is Pool Party and measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, the Daffodil Delight is 5 x 3 3/4″ and the Watercolor Paper is 4 3/4 x 3 1/2″.
  • I stamped the Daisy image from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Versamark on Watercolor Paper. I used the Embossing Buddy first to eliminate any static. I stamped them one by one and added the clear embossing powder, then did the next flower. It is a little tricky to see where you stamped on this paper.
  • My heat gun finished off the embossing part of the card.
  • I used the Watercolor Paper because I knew I wanted a “wet” watercolor. Using my Aquapainter I added a significant layer of water to the paper.
  • I then picked up some Pool Party ink from the lid of the ink pad. I squeezed water into the pool of ink from my Aquapainter to create a light and very fluid medium.
  • I applied a light layer of ink and then gradually added more color to create different depths of color.
  • I let the card dry slightly and then used my heat gun again to finish the drying process.
  • The back of the Watercolor panel has A LOT of Snail Adhesive to adhere it firmly to the Daffodil Delight panel. The Watercolor Paper can bow or ripple a bit but the snail does the trick to keep it flat.
  • The sentiment is also from the Daisy Delight stamp set and is stamped in Pool Party ink and stamped on Watercolor Paper, trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • A knot of our new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon finishes the card.

Stampin'Up! Daisy Delight stamp set, bundle, sneak peek, 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, heat embossing, emboss resist, watercolor, technique, tutorial, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  22. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  23. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  24. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

Stampin'Up! Color Combos featuring the NEW 2017-2019 In colors, fresh fig, tranquil tide, lemon lime twist, berry burst, powder pink #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Click here for In-color 5 color combos

  • Shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Place a minimum $25 order using HOST CODE 2EVN6ZA3
  • Receive a free gift from me
  • Place a $50 or more order and receive a $25 goodie bag!!
  • Gain access to my Stamping VIP group with exclusive projects, videos and tutorials, and more giveaways!