Candy Dots & Washi Tape

Washi Tape is a super simple way to add color and texture to your project.  The bird was made by attaching strips of Washi Tape next to one another on a piece of cardstock and then punched out using the Bird Builder Punch.  Note the three Candy Dots that add just the right amount of bling to this simple card.
Stamps:            Sassy Salutations c-126707 w-132070
Ink:                  Melon Mambo 126948
Paper:              Daffodil Delight 119683
                       Bermuda Bay 131197
                       Melon Mambo 115320

                       Whisper White 100730
Tools:              Bird Builder Punch 117191
                       Circles Collection Framelits 130911
                       Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439
Accessories:     Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape 129314
                       Candy Dots Brights 130931

                       Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430              

Washi Tape Background

Washi Tape comes in a package with 3 rolls of tape each with a different design.  Here I used diagonal rows of Washi Tape to make a great background on this whimsical birthday card.
Stamps:            Giggle Greetings c-131065 w-131062
                        Banner Greetings (Hostess) c-129714 w-129711
Ink:                  Jet Black Stazon 101406
Paper:              Whisper White 100730
                        Basic Black 121045

Tools:               Daffodil Delight Marker 119677
                        Basic Black Marker 100082

Accessories:      Gingham Garden Washi Tape 129314
                        Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430           

Bitten by the Stamp Bug

Yesterday, I posted about my Exclusive Extravaganza and told you I’d share the video they all helped me make.  I simply told them we were going to make a video because Stampin’ Up! was having a contest at the annual convention in Salt Lake City.  Of course they had no clue what was going to happen, but my stampers are awesome and everyone was game. 
A little back ground information will be useful here:  I have always loved the Volkswagen Beetle.  It’s just so darned cute, but just not practical when you’ve got young kids to haul around.  I knew that someday I’d own one.  As my kids got older and started driving themselves, my need for a mini van diminished and my dream of owning a “Bug” came to fruition.  I bought a pretty red one and quickly  had eyelashes put on the headlights and my tag line and contact information put on the back. It was my “Stampin’ Bug” and I teased new stampers to watch out or they’d be bitten by the stamp bug…. this was the idea behind my video…check it out.

My stampers are the BEST and they were great sports in participating in the video!  Everyone got to choose their favorite stamp set as a “Thank you” from me for helping with the video.
For those of you who are interested, the winner of Stampin’ Up!s video contest will be announced at convention the middle of July.  I’ll let you know how it goes.
Stamps:            Chalk Talk c-130634 w- 130631
Ink:                  Jet Black Stazon 101406
Paper:               Whisper White  100730
Tools:               Chalk Talk Framelits  129983  
                        Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439 
 Accessories:     Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon 126844
                        Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430