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Step it Up Sunday: Stampin’Up! Colorful Season

On yesterday’s Sneak Peek Saturday I showcased the adorable new Adirondack Chair from the Colorful Season bundle in the new Stampin’Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. That chair just makes me so happy! You can see the CAS(clean and simple) versions HERE

I stepped up that chair for today’s post by adding some of the other elements from the bundle. This bundle needs to be top of your wish list, it is just so much fun to play with and super versatile!

Stampin'Up! Colorful Season bundle, sneak peek 2017-2018 Stampin'Up! Catalog, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, spring, cherry blossoms, just breathe, technique, clean and simple

Details:

  • In keeping with a simple and serene image, I kept my cardstock to Thick Whisper White and our regular Whisper White. The Thick Whisper creates that most divine card base and measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. the top layer of Whisper White is 5 x 3 3/4″
  • I dabbed on a little color by taking a Baby Wipe right to my ink pad and then lightly tapping it on the cardstock. Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi offer a light wash of color to ground my chair.
  • The chair is created using the NEW Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Whisper White Cardstock and the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. Did you know that when you purchase a Big Shot in my online store I gift you theMagnetic Platform?! (that is a $40 value!!)
  • For this card, I also added the branch and flower blossoms…..all from the Colorful Seasons bundle. The branch is cropped from Crumb Cake Cardstock and the flowers show off one of our NEW In Colors: Berry Burst. It is such a beautiful color, you will fall in love with it!!

Stampin'Up! Colorful Seasons bundle, Seasonal Layers thinlits, flowers, spring, gift packaging

  • I had a little package to mail out along with this card and our NEW Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper worked perfectly! You get 40 sheets, 4 each of 2 double sided designs in all 5 of the NEW 2017-2019 In Colors. Isn’t it so pretty?!
  • I wrapped our new Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon around it…..BTW if you are a ribbon lover you are going to be so excited with this new catalog!! There are 71 Ribbons to choose from WOW #ribbonloversunite
  • And isn’t that sentiment just dishy? Also from the Colorful Seasons bundle…..I told you it was good my friends!

Stampin'Up! Colorful Seasons bundle, Seasonal Layers thinlits, flowers, spring, gift packaging

Don’t forget that the Eastern Palace Bundles become available to you on May 2!

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

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 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!

 

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Step it Up Sunday: Stampin’Up! Best Birds Bundle

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! Best Birds Photopolymer bundle.

While both the stamp set and framelits will be in the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’Up! Catalog they will no longer to offered as a “bundle”…..which means if you want them and you want to save 10% be sure to get them NOW!

Stampin'Up! Best Birds bundle, clean and simple, heat embossing, gold, watercolor, tips, techniques, happy birthday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details:

  • With a simple card like this, the cardstock can make a HUGE impact. I used the Thick Whisper White Cardstock for both the base and layer. It has a rich elegant feel to it.
  • I also cut the top layer a little smaller than the normal 1/4″ inch to add a substantial frame to the card front. The base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and the top layer is 5 x 3 3/4″
  • Heat embossing is a classic go to when I want my card to be simple but special. I always use an EMBOSSING BUDDY and try to keep my fingers out of the way. Sometimes the moisture from your fingers can pick up a thin layer of powder and make your image look cloudy.
  • I embossed in GOLD, but the Silver Embossing Powder would also be spectacular!

Stampin'Up! Best Birds bundle, clean and simple, heat embossing, gold, watercolor, tips, techniques, happy birthday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Stepped Up Version:

  • The stepped up version also features the Thick Whisper White Cardstock….can you tell how much I love this paper?!
  • I heat embossed the bird in gold again, this time I cropped it out lickety-split using the coordinating framelits.
  • The sweet branch is also from the Best Birds bundle. The Magnetic Platform and Big Shot makes this a snap. did you know I gift the Magnetic Platform to all who purchase the Big Shot from me?! (that is a $40 value!!)
  • The bird gets the smallest amount of watercolor wash courtesy of Pool Party ink and my AquaPainter. A light wash over the entire bird and another little touch to the bird’s belly adds some dimension.
  • The greeting is embossed in gold again, this time on a strip of Whisper White cropped with the Triple Banner Punch
  • The final details are a cropped image using the Lots of Labels Framelits, a Lace Doily, a wrap of Linen Thread, and Pearls

Stampin'Up! Best Birds bundle, clean and simple, heat embossing, gold, watercolor, tips, techniques, happy birthday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

I am just so ga-ga over these birds that I have created a Pinterest Board just for them! Find all sorts of inspiration HERE

I know you love color as much as I do!

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and I have a free PDF for you highlighting the 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 THE In-color 5 color combos _ Ink Big

  • 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!

 

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Step it Up Sunday: Cupcakes and Carousels

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! Cupcakes and Carousels Suite of products.

PLUS be sure to read to the end for your chance to WIN a Cupcake and Carousel Embellishment Kit!!

Stampin'Up! Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments, retiring list, happy birthday crad, techniques, tutorials #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • My simple version begins with Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Cupcake and Carousel Designer Series Paper uses Very Vanilla so to have it all coordinate I went with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ base and a 5 x 3 3/4 top layer.
  • A wide strip of that beautiful harlequin paper from the Cupcake and Carousel Designer Series Paper helps to anchor this simple card
  • The greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set found in the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. I stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink and finished it with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Dimensionals between all the layers give a little extra pop

Stampin'Up! Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments, retiring list, happy birthday crad, techniques, tutorials #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

The Cupcake and Carousel Embellishment Kit ups the WOW factor on my Stepped Up Version

Stampin'Up! Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments, retiring list, happy birthday crad, techniques, tutorials #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • The same sentiment is stamped again in Bermuda Bay but this time on one of the super fun vanilla and gold foil labels
  • I used a little bigger rectangle of the Cupcakes and Carousel Designer Series Paper to anchor the card.
  • The gold sparkly baker’s twine in both So Saffron and Pool Party are festive and a great way to attach a couple lengths of the Calypso Coral Ribbon and a mini Vanilla tassel
  • A smattering of sequins down the side was attached with my Fine Tip Glue Pen

Stampin'Up! Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments, retiring list, happy birthday crad, techniques, tutorials #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

The Cupcake and Carousel Designer Series Paper Pack is retiring and while supplies last! It is also on sale for just $6.00!!

The Cupcake and Carousels Embellishment Kit is also retiring and on sale for just $8.40!

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

CLICK HERE FOR LIST

Leave a comment below with your favorite part of the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit and be entered to win one of your very own from ME!!

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 THE In-color 5 color combos _ Ink Big

  • 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!

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Step it Up Sunday: Flourish Thinlits

stepitupsunday, Stampin'Up! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

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! Flourish Thinlits and a greeting from the SaleABration set Make a Medallion. I would love to know which one you like best!

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details:

  • The color combo today is Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake
  • The measurements are Very Vanilla 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • I ran the leaf image from the Flourish thinlits thru the Big Shot with Mint Macaron cardstock twice to create the focal images.
  • The are adhered to the Vary Vanilla layer with a couple of glue dots.
  • A bow of Linen Thread adds a great contrast to the soft feel of this card.
  • The sentiment is from the Make a Medallion stamp set, a SaleABration item that is free with a minimum $50 purchase. I love the clean lines of the font and think it is super fab with this card.

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

So here are a couple ways I stepped this card up today:

  • I ran a panel of 4 x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla thru the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • I used the Big Shot again to create the Scalloped Circle using the Layering Circles Framelits, the Big Shot is one of solid go-tos to up the wow factor of a project.
  • Those sweet leaves show up again, this time a Very Vanilla buttons pulls them together with the Linen thread.
  • Same sentiment stamped in Crumb Cake again, this time on a little scrap of Very Vanilla and finished with the Tiple Banner Punch
  • Add a bunch of dimensionals between layers and we are done 🙂

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Don’t forget that when you order your Big Shot from me I gift you a Magnetic Platform for FREE ($40 value)

NEW SALEABRATION ITEMS AVAILABLE

Stampin'Up! SaleABration items, 3 NEW items available February 21st, shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

go to my online store lisapretto.stampinup.net

  • Use Host Code 2NP3DK6K
  • Place an order of $50 or more and receive a FREE SaleABration item of your choice
  • Order a Big Shot and get the Magnetic Plate for FREE ($40 gift from me)
  • AND
  • all orders receive a package of our Whisper White Envelopes ($6.50 value)

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

 

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Step it up Sunday: Stampin’Up! Avant Garden stamp set

stepitupsunday, Stampin'Up! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

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! SalAbration Stamp Set Avant Garden. I would love to know which one you like best!

Stampin'Up! Avant Garden stamp set, SaleABration, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafts, flowers #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details

  • The color combo is Stampin’Up! Basic Black, Whisper White and Pacific Point
  • The card base is 4 1/4 x 11″, and scored at 5 1/2″ and the Whisper White layer is 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • That fabulous flower is from the Stampin’Up! Avant Garden stamp set, one of the SaleABration stamp sets, which makes it free with a minimum $50 order. The sentiment is also from the Avant Garden. This set is a must have for the great images and lovely greetings.
  • Both are stamped in our Tuxedo Memento Black Ink on Whisper White.
  • I used the Stampin’Up! Watercolor Pencils and my Blender Pen to add a little color to the flower and leaves. Super quick and easy!
  • The little strip of striped paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. Have I told you how much I ADORE our paper stacks? They come in color families (neutrals, bolds, subtles, regals, and in colors) You get 40 sheets, double sided of 12 x 12″ paper in 4 different patterns. They are a DEAL and one of my go-tos.

Stampin'Up! Avant Garden stamp set, SaleABration, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafts, flowers #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

 

Stampin'Up! Avant Garden stamp set, SaleABration, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafts, flowers #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • The stepped up version has some simple upgrades to make it a little more special
  • The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and cropped out using the Layering Ovals Framelits and Big Shot. The Magnetic Platform really helps to center the sentiment perfectly
  • A row of Rhinestones is a sweet addition.
  • The Big Shot comes in to play again with the Pacific Point layer and the Sparkle Embossing Folder
  • A wrap of Basic Black Baker’s Twine and simple bow completes the card

Stampin'Up! Avant Garden stamp set, SaleABration, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafts, flowers #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

 

Don’t forget that when you order your Big Shot from me I gift you a Magnetic Platform for FREE ($40 value)

NEW SALEABRATION ITEMS AVAILABLE

Stampin'Up! SaleABration items, 3 NEW items available February 21st, shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

go to my online store lisapretto.stampinup.net

  • Use Host Code 2NP3DK6K
  • Place an order of $50 or more and receive a FREE SaleABration item of your choice
  • Order a Big Shot and get the Magnetic Plate for FREE ($40 gift from me)
  • AND
  • all orders receive a package of our Whisper White Envelopes ($6.50 value)

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

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Step it Up Sunday: Stampin’Up! Basket Bunch Stamp Set

stepitupsunday, Stampin'Up! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

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 Basket Bunch from the Occasions Catalog. I would love to know which one you like best!

Stampin'Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and bundle, clean and simple, easter card, bunny, tutorial, technique

first OMG, where did those dark smudges come from on the card?!!! BOO!!

Okay, moving on:

Details:

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, the top layer is Whisper White and measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″
  • I added a little sponging of Pink Pirouette to ground the rest of the images
  • The bunny from the Basket Bunch stamp set is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cropped out using the Stampin’Up! Basket Builder Framelits. The stamp set and framelits are part of a bundle and can be ordered together and save 10%.
  • The Pink Pirouette marker added a little color to this sweet bunny’s ears and bow tie. And the sentiment, also stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, comes from the Stampin’Up! Basket Bunch stamp set as well.
  • A wrap of Linen Thread creates great texture and dimensionals beneath the bunny and between the layers helps the card pop.

Stampin'Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and bundle, clean and simple, easter card, bunny, tutorial, technique

The Step it Up verision gets a little bling

  • The same sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. It is layered with flags made from the Stampin’Up! Glimmer Paper, one of the SaleABration offers that you can get for free with a minimum $50 purchase in my online store
  • That super cute bunny is popped up on an oval of Mint Macaron
  • The small Whisper White layer is backed by a layer of Stampin’Up! Gold Foil Paper, and a Gold Metallic Doily on top of a Lace Doily pulls the card together.

Stampin'Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and bundle, clean and simple, easter card, bunny, tutorial, technique

Stampin'Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and bundle, clean and simple, easter card, bunny, tutorial, technique

NEW SALEABRATION ITEMS AVAILABLE

Stampin'Up! SaleABration items, 3 NEW items available February 21st, shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

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