The Meaning of the Asian Characters

Do you know The Meaning of the Asian Characters in the Artistically Asian set?

Here are the meanings next to the verses in the Artistically Asian stamp set. You may want to copy these out and store them with your set for future reference since the stamp case representation is not displayed like this: Meaning of asian characters

I love the flavor of this set but I hesitated to use the Asian characters if I didn't know the meaning. So I contacted Stampin'Up! and they provided the meanings for me and I wanted to share them with you.

The set is awesome for making tags like this one

Artistically asian tag

One great thing about this set is that it is not retiring so we have it for another year.  I'll give you the directions for making this tag and then the supply list. Use the Shop Now button and the current month Hostess code Z9DFJV4T and you will be entered in the monthly drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate (for each $50 in product that you order).

Here are the step by step directions:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 2 X 5" (tag base); punch the top end with the scalloped tag topper punch and the bottom with the Banner Triple punch.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 2 1/4 X 3 3/8; rub the embossing buddy over surface, stamp images (Artistically Asian stamp set) in Versamark, sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

3. Cut Gold Glimmer paper 2 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere under black layer with glue dots. Adhere this unit to tagbase with dimensionals

4. Cut 18" of 1/8" gold ribbon and loop through tag hole.

Your tag is finished---what does it say?

Here is the supply list...use the Shop Now button to order through my store!

Is it a balloon bouquet or a bouquet of balloons?

I was playing with the Balloon Bouquet punch & created this card--Is it a balloon bouquet or a bouquet of balloons? Check it out: Balloon bouquet

I love to find ways to use our stamps & punches to create unexpected images...this one happens to be a great card for just about any occasion...birthday, thinking of you, thank you, get well, anniversary...just change the color scheme to fit your mood!

And none of the supplies are retiring...this means that you can still get them! 

Speaking of retiring, get a copy of the retiring product list click here for Exel file  Download Retiring_List_US or here for pdf version  Download Retiring_List_US.  Please don't wait to order items...some of them are already out of stock.

I recommend ordering right away online. Use the Shop Now button and shop from my store...use this month's Hostess Code Z9DFV4T and be entered in the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate at the end of the month. 

Her are the directions to make the card:

1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2" (card base) & adhere to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Stamp 5  large balloon dots (Balloon Celebration set) in Crushed Curry on Daffodil Delight cardstock & punch out with Balloon Bouquet punch (large balloon). Sponge edges balloon with Crushed Curry ink. Punch a Daffodil circle with the 3/4" circle punch;  adhere the balloons in a circle using the center of the 3/4" circle as the focal point.

3. Punch a 3/4" circle from Basic Black cardstock & adhere to the flower center.

4. Draw a "flower stem" using the Basic Black Stampin'Write marker in the lower center of the cardbase.  Add the flower with dimensionals to the top of the stem.

5l Stamp the small balloon dots two times in Always Artichoke on Garden Green cardstock & punch out with the small balloon on the Balloon Bouquet punch.

6. Adhere these on opposite sides of the stem with liquid glue.

7. Rub the embossing buddy over a piece of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock (Item #101650). Stamp {friend to friend} (from Teeny Tiny Wishes)  in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder,  heat with Heat tool until bright shiny gold. Punch out with Classic Label punch & adhere to the cardfront using dimensionals. Add metallic shapes.

Your card is complete! You create one--send me a pic--I want to see your color combo!

Here are the supplies for this card:

You Don't Want to Miss #2

The first Sand's Creative Escape was awesome...You Don't Want to Miss #2

Here's a bit of what we experienced that day:

Bag with gifts About to start
Barb espey & flayhart

Now it's time to register for #2 before all the spaces are taken...once all the spaces are reserved...there won't be any more...over half  of them are already reserved!

Sandi’s Creative Escape #2

August 5th 2017

8:30 AM to 9:30PM

Ramada Conference Center
1700 Van Bibber Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040

13 Super Creative Hours

Register Now! Don't miss this one!

Cal 410 836 8016 

or email:

–Bring your projects & create to your heart’s content!

Here's what you get:

*Your Own Table 6foot/Chair
*Special Surprise Gifts
*Door prizes all day
*Approx $40 Stampin’Up! Product
*Light Lunch
*Snacks: cookies, cheese, chocolate
*Water, Coffee, Tea
*Make & Take

*New Features:

1. Optional class not included in Registration Fee (TBD)
2. Optional Shoebox Swap

Register Now--fees are due at registration and are nonrefundable:

Register April 9 – 30 -$105

Register after April 30 (if spaces remain) - $110

Note: For overnight stays, if you indicate you are with Sandi’s Creative Escape, you can get a single/double room $75 (free breakfast 6:30-9:30AM)

Nearby restaurants in walking distance: Waffle House, Denny’s, Burger King

Stampin'Up! Catalog Retiring List!

It is now time to say goodby to some of our friends in the Stampin'Up! Catalog Retiring List!

The list is downloadable here (pdf)  Download Retiring_List_US or xl  Download Retiring_List_US

You'll want to check out those "must have" items and get those ordered before the supplies run out.

You'll see some discounts and some not discounted....some items will run out quickly.

I recommend that you order early so that you are not disappointed later.

Remember, if you place your order online and use the Hostess Code Z9DFJV4T, your name will be entered in the monthly drawing for $50 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 you purchase in products online.

Use the Shop Now button to place your order now!

I will be happy to place your order, however, if it is less that $70, you will be charged the minimum shipping fee of $6.95 or your order can be delayed until other orders totally $70 are received.

Gorgeous Silver Card

I received a Gorgeous Silver Card in the mail from a dear friend, Shelly Godby. It is so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you...the greeting on this one is Congratulations and this could also be a Wedding card, Silver Anniversary Card, birthday, thinking of you...and the list goes on! Check it out: Silver card (2)

I just couldn't keep this card to myself and wanted to share this design with you...I'll give you the measurements and supplies in case you want to create it yourself!

When you place your order online, use this month's Hostess Code Z9DFJV4T, to be entered into the monthly drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! Product Gift Certificate for each $50 you purchase.  (note: last order to be included in the drawing must be placed no later than 6PM 4/30/17)

 1. Cut Basic Gray cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 x 5 1/2.

3. Cut your favorite design from the Fabulous Designer Acetate (use the silver side) and adhere to the bottom of the white cardstock using very small dots of Finetip Glue in the corners and under where the ribbon and bow will later be placed.

4. Cut the large floral design (So Detailed Thinlit) from Silver Foil paper (sandwich: Magnetic platform, Precision Base plate, silver foil, thinlet, standard cutting pad) with the Big Shot. Use the Die Brush to remove the waste bits.

5. Adhere this to the top of the white cardstock using Finetip glue.

6. Wrap a 17" piece of Sale-a-bration Silver ribbon if you have it--if not use 1/8" silver ribbon around the white cardstock and tie in a bow. Adhere the white cardstock to the card base with mutipurpose liquid glue.

Card is complete! Isn't it lovely.


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