Tabs For Everything

Tabs For Everything is one of the stamp set I got for free while attending a Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  I love those events.  We get free stuff (which is awesome) but more importantly we get to spend time with other Demos. Some of them I met online and finally got to meet in person and others just live too far away to see often so it gives us an excuse to see each other again.  We also learn new techniques and just have a lot of fun.  If you are interested in attending one of these events (the next one is in April) then you need to join as a Demonstrators because customers can not attend.  It only costs $99 (plus tax) to join and you get $125 worth of free product of your choice.  Plus, if you join between during Sale-a-bration (January 3rd -March 31st) you can two more stamps sets for free!  So think about it for a couple of weeks and just say yes!  There is no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to but I know you will want to!  If you are going to place a $100, then it will even save you money because Stampin’ Up! doesn’t charge shipping for Starter Kits!

Anyway, I made this card for one of my 15 December birthdays.  It is a simple birthday card and I decided it was perfect for a masculine card.  Tabs For Everything has a matching punch called Circle Tab and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

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A Glossy Cardstock Stamp Off Challenge

Friday is my favorite day of the week.  It is the day that Jackie, Buffy and I get to share our Stamp Off Challenges.  This week our challenge is to use the new Stampin’ up! Glossy White Cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! used to sell Glossy White Cardstock and this year they decided to bring it back.  I never purchased it the first time around and honestly, I wasn’t going to purchase it this time around either until I saw the challenge for this week.  Opps.  I had to order some and I am so glad I did.  Well, I was glad I did after I saw Buffy’s and Jackie’s creations last week.  They used Glossy White Cardstock.  I also did some research on what to do with it!  I found out you can use this paper to make beautiful backgrounds using our Ink Refills.

I decided to make my background using Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.  You can’t really see the Pool Party in this but it is there. The Bermuda Bay Ink and the Lemon Lime mixture made a color close to Emerald Envy.   I put a bunch of ink drops onto aluminum foil and then squished the Glossy Cardstock on top of it while twisting it until the paper was entirely covered with ink.  Then I decided to blot some of it off.  I used paper towel and realized that my paper towel left little dots all over it.  I didn’t intend for that to happen but decided I liked the look of that.  Here is what it looks like up close:

I used three other new products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The stamp set is called Oh So Eclectic.  It has a set of matching dies called Eclectic Layers and you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle.  I actually got the stamp set for free at the April OnStage event.   I love the die that cuts out the diamond pattern so I wanted to purchase the dies.

The sentiment comes from the new stamp set called Tabs For Everything (I just realized I got this one for free too!).  This stamp set has a matching punch called Circle Tab (you can save 10% by purchasing both of these in a Bundle too!).  This set is going to be super popular.  A few years ago Stampin’ Up! had a Tab Punch that now sells online for a ton of money if you can even find it.  This new punch will do the same thing.  It is awesome!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the new Glossy Cardstock.

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