Simple Saturday Bye Bye to “Full of Life”

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As we gear up for the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Catalog on June 1, we shouldn’t forget that there are some amazing stamps (300+) and accessories retiring.  Many accessories are on sale!  Get the 411 on Stampin’ Up! Stamps (available through 5/31) and Retiring Accessories (available while supplies last) HERE.

Today’s project shows off a number of the retiring products, including Full of Life stamp set (images below), one of my “go to” sentiment sets for the last few years.  It also  shares a simple way to dress up a notecard and envelope.  The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelope Set comes with 20 scored 3 1/2″ x 5″ WhisperWhite cards and coordinating envelopes for $5.95.  Such a bargain and always ready to go!

A QUESTION FROM CHRIS:   What do you use to go through the holes in the buttons?  The holes seem too small for anything to go through.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIP:  Stampin’ Up! Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread go through most button holes pretty easily.  Our 1/8″ taffeta ribbon will also go through . . . however, I snip one end to a point to thread it easier.  Here’s a tutorial on this little trick.

IN A HURRY?  Try using a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to fake a stitch!

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Stamp Set:  Full of Life* (Wood-Mount 111500), Flower Fest* (Wood-Mount 122278, Clear-Mount 122280)
Paper:  2010-2012 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack* (117158), Whisper White (100730), Note Cards & Envelopes (107311)
Ink:  Basic Black* (101179), Pear Pizzazz* (119784)
Cool Tools:  2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Paper Piercing Mat (Stampin’ Up! Mat Pack*, 105826), Paper Piercing Tool* (116631)
The Perfect Touch:  Pear Pizzazz 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon* (119265), 3/16″ Silver Brads* (104336)

An asterisk (*) indicates products are available on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Stamp List through 5/31 or Stampin’ Up! Retiring Accessories List while supplies last.

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  1. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Simply wonderful! Your eye for design never ceases to amaze me!

  2. I use the dental floss with the loop for buttons. It’s a fantastic, life-changing tool and cheap too!

  3. I like your Stampin’ Pretty tips Mary–great ideas! You always inspire me..

  4. So simple yet so beautiful. I love your design style. I’ve added your blog to my follow list. You have really beautiful and inspirational cards.

  5. I use a needle threader to thread those tiny little bells and buttons…slick as a whistle. Funny thing, some of my “younger” stamping friends didn’t know what it was or how you to use it! Love your card!

  6. beautiful & clean card – think I will make a few of these. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I seriously love how you stamped the sentiment in black and then came back over it and stamped your outline image in Old Olive to create a BEAUTIFUL focal image. And…the three brads just completes this whole card. OH SO PRETTY!

  8. I used those dental floss threaders on the mini jingle bells, too.

  9. excellent suggestion, doris. thanks for contributing!

  10. Great ideas. I also use the dental floss with a loop on the end to thread the linen thread through my tiny buttons. Works every time.

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