Use your scraps - Brad Fold

You know when you just sit down and can't comeup with any creative ideas for a card?  I get that often.  So I go to my favorite idea place... Pinterest.  I found a nice simple card that had hearts tied to a tree, so I decided to CASE it.  I wish I knew who made it so I can give them credit, I think it is so cute!  Well I had alot of scraps and decided to make a fold using brads to hold the sheets together.  Below is what it came out like.  I adhered the pool party sheet to the, gumball green sheet after piercing it (that made the inside of my card).  Then I took the Daffodil Delight and scored a quarter inch line down the left side. Added three piercings and put brads in them to hold the outside and inside of the card together.  I really liked it and was able to use my scraps to make this nice Thank U card!
STAMPIN' UP! SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT DEAL EXTENDED THROUGH 3/31! In order to reach our global goal of 7000 new demonstrators (with only 120 to go), Stampin' Up! has extended the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit offer ($156 in products for just $99 and ships FREE) through March 31. That's a 25% product bonus!
You choose ANY available Stampin' Up! products you want in your kit (any current catalog products, clearance items, specially priced bundles) and there's no obligation or sell or purchase anything further! What a wonderful way to celebrate your passion for stamping!


Fancy Fold - Boxed Greeting Card

Well, it's that time of the month again... WeStamp Swap time... WooHoo

This month we were challenged with a swap that had some type of fancy fold.  There were so many great cards and 3D projects in this swap, and can you believe there was not one duplicated fold in the bunch.  Here is the card I created.

It opens up into a box and is perfect for holding a gift card or the gift that fits everyone... MONEY!
Here is a video of the directions, if you want to learn how to make them on your own.


Fabric Frenzy Week - Order NOW!!!

It's time! For one week only, all of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Designer Fabric is 50 percent off!

Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25–Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95 US/$36.95 CA $14.98 US/$18.48 CA
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95 US/$12.50 CA $4.98 US/$6.25 CA

*2013 spring catalog

Need ideas for using fabric? Click here to watch a video filled with fun ideas!

A Round Array of Dots

I know, I know, I have already talked about the new Round Array Spring Bundle.  What can I say, I love it!  I love when I don't have to think to hard to make a beautiful card and it works so well with the larger scallop punches too.  So I made this card using a dauber, a pencil eraser and two inks (Midnight Muse and Crum Cake) along with the For You stamp from the Stampin' Up! Round Array stamp set.

The eraser of a standard pencil makes a perfect small circle and it cleans off so easy.  A dauber also makes a perfect cirlce.  Just stamp them randomly to get a great background like the one pictured above.
Here is a closer look at the belly band that holds the card together.  Hope you like the card!  I sure do.


Get This & That

I just love when the Big Brown Truck shows up, don't you?

Order This & That today and the Big Brown Truck will show up at your house in no time flat. 

The time is NOW to get THIS & THAT!
Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So Stampin' Up is happy to introduce their newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but here is your chance to get it now.
Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
*Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
*15% Off Retail Value!


Dude, it's your Anniversary!

My anniversary is coming up in a few days, so I got my husband a sweet little gift early.  View below to see more and then check back next week, to see what he did with his new gift.


Spring Suprise with Scallop Punch 7/8"

SNEAK PEAK!!! - Spring Surprise Promotion

Spring is definitely in the air, and we can’t wait to show you all the new products in the 2013–2014 annual catalog. Here’s your pre-sneak peek look at the A Round Array Stamp Set!

From March 15 through May 30, we’ve bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog)!

Dates of the promotion: March 15–May 30, 2013


Price Description Item #
$23.95 US/$29.95 CAN Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) 133899
$23.95 US/$29.95 CAN Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear) 133897
$23.95 US/$29.95 CAN Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear) 133898

Already have the punch and just want to buy the stamp set? You’re in luck!

Price Description Item #
$14.95 US/$17.95 CAN A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) 129090
$14.95 US/$17.95 CAN Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear) 131682
$14.95 US/$17.95 CAN Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear) 131616

*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available during the 2013–2014 annual catalog.

Click Here or contact me today to get this stamp more than a month early!  Here is a quick card that I made with mine!


Hershey Wedding Favors

The wedding is just a few days away.  We have created the favors and it showcases the sunflower I showed you in the last posted video.  I used a sheet of 8.5 by 11 card stock and was able to print 2 wrappers per sheet. 

Using MDS 2, you can create any wording and designs you like.  On the back are the following words "Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that Makes you sigh.  I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset,  the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.  They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear. We hope your life is filled with Sighs!!!"  I cut the paper down to 5.5 by 5.5, I scored at 2.25 and 4.75 (this made it easier to keep in line and gave me a lip to glue down under the backside.
In giving the sunflower a little depth, I inked the edges using a dauber with More Mustard ink.  I also swiped from the center outward to give some lines.  I added some early esspresso and some certainly celery ribbon, raised the sunflower with a dimensional and I am done...WHEW!

I like it, but I am pretty sure I am going to go into MDS 2 and change the Font.  What do you think.  If nothing else, their will be chocolate and everything is great when there is chocolate.


Paper saving tip and Sunflower

Hi Beauties~ I am busy, busy, busy making favors for my Son's wedding next week.  I am making some sunflowers using the Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch.  In today's video I show you how to use a template to make the most of your paper and not waste (as I sometimes do when I try to eyeball it).  Hope you enjoy the tip and technique.  I will show you the favor in a post later this week.



Paper Pumpkin - Try it Free this Month - ORDER NOW!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting My Paper Pumpkin and click "GET IT".
Then select / enter me (Jean Piersanti ) as your demonstrator (Zip Code 85392) .
Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Here's the details:
  • Each month SU! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • SU! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on March 10th, we'll send your kit around March 15th. If you sign up on March 11th, we'll send your first kit around April 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is ONLY $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early this month, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

PLUS: A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-which will be a clear acrylic block!

Click HERE to sign up now!

Let's Journal

If you ever go to trade shows, then you are probably like me and have multiple logo'd journal books that have been given to you.  Well, I wanted to make a journal for my stamping where I can jot down notes, thoughts and do some creative stamping on the pages in between.  I did not want to have a huge company logo in my face.  Instead, I opted to personalize the cover with some Stampin' Up! designer series paper along with some glitter paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  I think this will give me a perfect place to test various designs, coloring and more without wasting my card stock.  I can't wait to get the creative juices flowing.  I will continue to take pictures and share as I add to my new favorite stamp journal!


Mystery Hostess ~ Week 1

Yes, yes yes... I am going to have a MYSTERY HOSTESS this week !
All you have to do is:
Place an order with me here:
and put in this HOSTESS CODE when you order: HBT3S6XB

On Friday 3/15/203 I will announce the winner of the Mystery Hostess! This means whoever orders from me has a chance of getting FREE STUFF of your choice from this online party! Encourage your friends and family to order using this hostess code as well. The larger the sales the larger the hostess benefits!GOOD LUCK!!!
Plus don't forget...
 Sale-A-Bration is still going on,
so you will get more free stuff
for every $50 you order before March 22!