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March 2008

Flower Fusion - what's it all about?

Flower Fusion Accents and Elements is an awesome new product for Stampin' Up! 

They come in various shapes (5), sizes (lots) and colors (Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Rose Red). 


In the Product Display above, there are numbers under each flower.  Each flower comes in all three colors.  If you look at the first flower, the rose red 5-Petal flower.  It has a number 2 underneath it.  That refers to the number of flowers per color that you will receive for that particular flower - so a total of 6 (two of each color).  Approximately 130 in each pack!

FYI - you can access this product display and other displays on the right side of my blog.

Things you can do with Flower Fusion...

  • Use as an accent to a stamped image or layer over a stamped image
  • Layer multiple flowers
  • Layer with die-cut blooms (Occasions Mini)
  • Layer with a 5-petal...can be used with other punches (Boho Blossom, Scallop)
  • Cut them up to use as leaves, strawberry top, etc
  • Attach to ribbon
  • Accent paperclips
  • Apply rub-ons.
  • Use with Pretties Kit, buttons, eyelets, brads
  • Stamp with craft ink over flower

I’m sure you can think of lots more ways to use your Flower Flusion.  Watch for my project samples from my Flower Fusion Stamp Camp.


EXTRA, EXTRA Hostess Benefits!


Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards March 18-April 30, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!   You can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of your choice when you host a party totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits you receive when you host a party. The standard hostess benefits include

  • A free Spring-Summer 2008 Collection catalog worth $9.95.
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 19-26 of the Spring-Summer catalog).
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice.

Workshop total
(before tax and shipping)

Stampin' Up! merchandise

March's Extra, Extra hostess awards

Free Stampin' Up! merchandise with
March's Extra, Extra hostess awards

$350 - $399





$400 - $449





$450 - $499





$500 - $549





This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so schedule your party with me TODAY...I only have a few dates left!


Ready to start FREE Wheeling?



Hey Everybody!  Are you ready to start FREE WHEELIN’?

From now through April 30th, when you purchase select stamp sets (see below), you will receive the coordinating Jumbo Wheel for FREE!!

112848 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle includes FREE Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $29.95 (pg 51)

112851 Year After Year Bundle includes FREE See You Around jumbo wheel $30.95 (pg 60)

112850 Pun Fun Bundle includes FREE Sweet Stars jumbo wheel $30.95 (pg 66)

112847 Life's A Breeze Bundle includes FREE Something Fishy jumbo wheel $29.95 (pg 80)

112849 Stitched Exotics Bundle includes FREE It's Beautiful jumbo wheel $33.95 (pg 83)

112853 Wonderful You Bundle includes FREE Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel $33.95 (pg 91)

Contact me to place your order!


March Technique Tuesday #2 & Bonus

March Technique #2 = Emboss Resist

I thought this floral image from the beautiful new stamp set Live Your Dreams would be perfect for the emboss resist technique.  And sure enough - it was!  We brayered Groovy Guava over the embossed image.  Then added a little sponging of Chocolate Chip ink on the flower buds to make them "pop" a little bit more.  Didn't this turn out nice?


March Bonus Technique = Dyed Crystal Effects

This is so easy to do - just squeeze out a little Crystal Effects (CE) into a plastic container and stir in a drop or two of reinker (Groovy Guava used here).  We used a toothpick to add the dyed CE to the groove in the flower ribbon slide (from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware).  Such a great way to customize your embellishment to match your project!


© Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Stamp sets:  Live Your Dream

Ink:  Groovy Guava (Ink Refill), Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Brayer, Stampin' Sponge, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Crystal Effects, Toothpick

Technique -  Emboss Resist & Dyed Crystal Effects


Same card only in Soft Sky.  The ribbon is from the Theatre Ribbon Orginals pack.

Wanna learn stamping technqiues?  Wanna make cards like these?  Join a club - click here for more information.


March Technique Tuesday #1


Isn't this Easter Chick adorable?  He's from A Good Egg

This was one of the projects we did two weeks ago at my Hedgehog Stamping Club - Members Only Techique Class (wow - that's a mouthful!).

This card was a sample on the Leadership Display boards that I attended in Palm Springs two months ago.  I fell in love with it and just knew my club members would love it too!


Here's a good look at it showing off the "tent card" style.


© Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Stamp sets:  A Good Egg

Ink:  Basic Black,

Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Fall Flowers DSP

Accessories:  Paper Snips, Ticket Corner Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Silver Brads, Crafters Toolkit (to place brads)

Tent Card style – base card measurements:  4¼ x 8½

Technique -  Paper Piecing


Sale-A-Bration Rub-on's - Love 'em!

Isn't this a fun card!  This was one of the cards we made at my Flower Fusion Stack-a-Stack on Saturday.  14 campers and (four "To Go" people) got a half pack of Flower Fusion and one sheet of Love & Happiness Rub-on's. 

This card features a lot of fun doodads - but no stamping.  If you look closely - there is a Build-a-brad in the center of the largest flower (with a rub-on a the clear dome).   Cardstock is Pretty in Pink and Rose Rose.


Watch for more Flower Fusion Stamp-a-Stack samples throughout the week.


Last Day for Sale-A-Bration & Laurie's Camp

Today's the last day to place your Sale-A-Bration order.  Purchase $50 and receive a free product from this catalog.  Contact me at to place your order before it's too late!

Here's a couple of Sale-A-Bration samples that my downline Laurie did at her stamp camp.  Didn't she do a nice job.

My camera wasn't able to capture the colors properly on her Birthday Whimsey card #111401.  It's actually Orchid Opulence, Green Galore & Tempting Turquise.


The next card uses the Lots of Thoughts set #111403 and the cute Berry Bliss paper, plus Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate & Pretty in Pink.  I like the way she used the ticket corner punch in the four corners...cute!  Thanks Laurie!