Monthly Archives: January 2014

Watercolor Wonder Calendar

I had a group of great gals over Saturday afternoon …. they all share the love of stamping and also are part of my Stampin’ Up ‘downline’. Want to know more about joining the group? Check out more details here.

Onto our first project of the day … we made a wonderful calendar card with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper – it is fabulous and a must have!!

Jan 2014 Calendar Downline Project

The beauty of this card is that it is a normal 4 1/4″ x 11″ card, scored at 5 1/2″ with a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 ” paper, scored at 1″, 2 1/2″ and 4″ to make the bottom inside part to allow it to stand up nicely! The paper was the inspiration for the colors – Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Gumball Green. The calendars were obtained from Vippies.com

These make such great gifts for folks …. a couple are in the mail soon!

Jan 2014 Side View CalendarStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals

Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate

Tools: Petite Petals Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Labels Collection Framelit (2nd Largest)

Extras: Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, 14″ Gumball Green 3/8″ Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Want to make some really cool cards too? I can SHOW YOU HOW!! And I promise it will be fun!! I love to teach. My style is relaxed, fun, inclusive 🙂 My next scheduled class in Northville, MI is Wednesday, February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Can’t make it on February 12th but would like me to schedule something private for you and your friends, either at my Stamping Studio or your place? I would love to! Email me at: kmmenghini@comcast.net and we will set it up!

Thanks for looking;

KarinSignature

 

Congratulations …. On Your Pregnancy!

Today was a fun day in my Stamping Studio … I had my sister, niece, granddaughter and step daughter all stamping together! My sister and niece made some adorable cards! For Michelle, my step daughter, it was her first time and we had so much fun. I’m highlighting her card today because I love how it turned out! She needed a couple of cards for friends who recently became pregnant and here is what we came up with!

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

 

I love the different versions with the 3 different colors … So Saffron, Pool Party and Blushing Bride! I think she really enjoyed herself as did my 4 year old granddaughter Avery …. sIMG_3954he starting out stamping by putting the clear mount stamp on her face! She really is a good little stamper!

Stamping with my sister and niece is ALWAYS the best … I love spending time with them and making cards too!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Congratulations (from the new Occasions Catalog)

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron

Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron

Tools: 3/4″ Punch

Extras: Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Congratulations on your pregnancy 2

Have a great evening and don’t forget … only 9 days until Sale-a-bration starts (starts January 28th)! For every $50 you spend, you get to choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Get those Wish Lists together and let me know if I can help you with anything!

My next All-Occasion Card Class is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Have a good evening;

KarinSignature

 

Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect

Today’s post is a card I saw on Becky Robert’s Website – her’s was a 3 x 3 and I remade it (exactly as she did because it was TOO CUTE) in a regular size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card. I used the trusty Envelope Punch Board to round the corners – one of my new favorite go to tools!

Life Doesn't have to be perfectStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Happy Watercolor

Paper: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Expresso, Coastal Cabana

Tools: Big shot Die Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform, Hearts Framelits Dies, Envelope Punch Board (for rounding corners)

Extras: Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

BROWSE and SHOP HERE 24/7

Next All-Occasion Card Class on February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Have a great evening;

KarinSignature

 

 

Love Ya Huggable Monster

Last night I posted the BOY version of a card made with the wonderful HUGGABLE MONSTER Valentine’s available now. Here is my GIRL version … I love her just as much!

Love Ya GIRL Monster

 

Her “inside” still has the cute “heart” showing through as did her ‘brother’ yesterday!

Love Ya GIRL Monster InsideStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana

Ink: Calypso Coral

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Word Bubbles Framelits, Circles Framelits, 3/4″ circle punch, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Extras: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Monster Hugs GIRL Valentines

Order your Valentines HERE! Only available until January 27th!

Let me know what you think!

KarinSignature

You’re the Best Huggable Monster

You're the BEST BOY MonsterThe Monster Valentine’s are just the cutest! I created 2 different cards with the BOY and GIRL versions of the Valentines, now available through January 27th (or until supplies last). Used as Valentines are adorable, but I transformed them into cards too! I love how they “hug” a candy or whatever you want to put in their arms!Make great boy and girl cards … Here’s my Boy Version …

You're the BEST BOY Monster Inside My Upline, Julie, suggested being able to see the cute ‘back side’ of the card …. so here is what I did on the inside (thanks Julie for the suggestion!). Don’t you just love the heart on his bottom??

HURRY to get your Valentine’s now! Only available through January 27th and at a great price ($5.95 for 18!). See the information below and order HERE 🙂

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 7.56.03 AMStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’

Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Word Bubbles Framelits, Circles Framelits, 3/4″ circle punch, Small Heart Punch, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Extras: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Monster Hugs BOY Valentines

Let me know what you think!

KarinSignature

Straight to My Heart

Today’s card features the ‘Love You More’ Stamp set, now available only through January 27th (hint, hint …. get your set now!). I also used the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack (which I absolutely love the bright colors and designs). The card is simple, clean and straight forward in design. Hope you like it!

Straight to My Heart

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Love You MoreScreen Shot 2014-01-08 at 2.00.11 PM

Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Real Red and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Markers

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Hearts Collection Framelits, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Owl Builder Punch (for small heart)

Extras: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Hope you liked today’s card! I’ll be in the studio all week creating Valentine’s ideas and cards for you!

Remember, you can SHOP HERE 24/7

My next All-Occasion Card Class is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. Class size is limited to 12 so RSVP HERE to grab your spot for the fun!

KarinSignature

 

Love You More

Love this stamp set and the saying …. seems like my husband and I are constantly saying “I love you more …..” to each other! The new Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper is filled with fantastic colors that make creating a card like this easy!

Love You More

Lots of fun new products used on this card including the On Film Framelits, the new Arrows Textured Embossing Folder and the super fun Essentials Wood Elements!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp set: Love You More

Paper: Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar

Tools: On Film Framelits Dies, Essentials Wood Elements, Arrows Textured Embossing folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform

Extras: Envelope Punch Board for rounding corners

Don’t wait too long to get this great stamp set and add it to your collection …. it is only available unit January 27th! Contact me to order yours or go directly HERE to grab yours now!

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Mark Your Calendars for the next All-Occasion Card Class at my Stampin’ Studio on Wednesday, February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

I’m currently basking in 50 degree heat in Houston, TX (and it feels like a virtual heat wave considering we left – 8 degrees this morning!), getting ready for 3 jam packed days of stamping at the Stampin’ Up Leadership conference…stay tuned for updates as I learn and hear new exciting information 🙂

Have a great day and stay warm …..

KarinSignature

Love You to the Moon!

Today is our 9th Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made for my husband. Great saying, great stamp set and fun card to make. It’s been a fantastic, fun, exciting 9 years and I look forward to many, many more 🙂

Love You to the Moon

 

So many super fun products in the brand new Occasions Catalog that is now available to order from! The Designer Series Paper (DSP) Kaleidoscope is bright, bold and works really well with ‘guy’ cards, the new  On Film Framelit Dies are fun and trendy right now and the Love You to the Moon Stamp Set was one of the first I had to buy! Hope you enjoy today’s card!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Love You to the Moon

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Ink: Real Red and Basic Black Markers

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, On Film Framelits

Extras: Adhesive, Dimensionals

My next All-Occasion Card Class is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM – you can join the fun and RSVP HERE to reserve your spot!

BROWSE and SHOP the brand new Occasions Catalog HERE

Have a great day;

KarinSignature