Cards & Template for Quick Cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another template and card samples. I hope you are saving these so you have reference to the templates and samples when you get to your craft room …

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Why throw away scraps when they’re this pretty? Instead, use them up on this great card design. It’s like a sampler of Designer Series Paper! Use designs from one collection, or mix and match for more possibilities.

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Make sure you get these items on your Saturday wish list too! The World Cardmaking Day products are only ON SALE for 5 days …

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The following products are On SALE …

Item Description Discount Retail Price Sale Price
138339 2015-2017 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141413 2016-2018 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141697 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
141698 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
133774 Envelope Punch Board 25% $20 $15
141651 Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit 25% $27 $20.25
129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE! $7.50 FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

 

Stop back tomorrow and I will have another sample to showcase our designer papers.

Thank you for checking out my blog today …

Have an awesome day … It’s Friday!

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World Card Making Day is coming soon …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you know that this Saturday, October 1st is World Card Making Day? In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up! will be offering up to 25% off select cardmaking essentials. I don’t want you to miss out on this chance to stock up on cardmaking staples to keep the celebration going all year long. 

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The following products are On SALE …

Item Description Discount Retail Price Sale Price
138339 2015-2017 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141413 2016-2018 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141697 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
141698 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
133774 Envelope Punch Board 25% $20 $15
141651 Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit 25% $27 $20.25
129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE! $7.50 FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

Woooo Hoooo …. I love it when cardstock goes on Sale!! Plus you can get the coordinating Envelope Paper as well. Remember the beautiful “Drapery Fold” card we did last year at Technique Club … you guessed it, that was the Envelope Paper!

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We’re not done yet … October 1 through 31 , you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalog and the recently released holiday catalog (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks).

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Today I’d like to share the perfect template for fun simple cards that will showcase your designer series paper (and use up those end pieces!).

banner-templateIsn’t this simple?! Oh yes, we are all looking for cards that are cute yet easy to make… this one answers that request.  Check out these two cute cards using this template …

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Same template, yet these cards look totally different based on the designer paper used and the embellishment or bow that completes it.

Stop back tomorrow and I will have another sample to showcase our designer papers.

Thank you for coming by, I appreciate it.

Have a good day ~

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More Awesome Ideas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you haven’t seen the September Paper Pumpkin kit, I’m more than happy to share these projects plus the alternative cards that I have made.

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If that isn’t enough, I invite you to watch this video to see more amazing ideas that Carrie Cudney from our home office at Stampin’ Up! came up with! Can anyone say “Gift Time”!!

What idea was your favorite? For me, I guess it depends on who the gift is going to. I love the “Hot Cocoa” idea but I also think the bath salts and scrubbie was cool. And for anyone who stamps, who wouldn’t love the little tube of accessories / accents!

Feel free to jot down your favorite in the comment box below.

Don’t forget … you still have until October 10th to get in on the BOGO promotion. Buy your first kit and get your November kit for FREE! CLICK HERE TO BEGIN!

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Here are a few MORE ideas … shared by Stampin’ Up!

If you’re going for a spooky theme for Halloween, pull in some holiday catalog products like the Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape and Baker’s Twine. Then, stamp the Jack-o’-lantern face and bat from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set using a Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad.

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The stamps in the kit are great for cardmaking too! Use the sentiment to stamp a fun background and banner. To achieve a two-tone pumpkin, stamp the solid pumpkin image on some scrap paper first, then (without re-inking) stamp it again to get a lighter tone. (This technique is called stamping off and it’s one that you can use again and again in your projects.) To finish, stamp the outline image on top of the solid image. (That’s called two-step stamping, another technique you’ll use a lot.)

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Here’s another card with a completely different look, proving the versatility of this kit. When we were planning this stamp set, we couldn’t help but “oooh” and “ahhhh” over this adorable little sunflower! Isn’t it lovely? Use the Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes to create a simply sunny card and you’re sure to put a smile on a friend’s face.

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Get in on the BOGO promotion! First time subscribers … Buy before October 10th and get your November kit for FREE! CLICK HERE TO BEGIN!

Thanks much and have a great day!

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Just One Bite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

This Tuesday we’re going to bite into the Halloween Night Product Suite! So many fun and fabulous products to make cute Halloween cards.

I will begin with the “Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper” … I was asked why they call it “specialty”, well, that is because it has two special sheets with silver foil … one has silver polka dots and the second is the spider webs which I’m using on today’s card. Of course the cute paper with the bats flying all over also comes from this pack.

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What goes better with bats than Dracula! We have a cute little Drac that coordinates with the Cookie Cutter punch … on my, they are so cute! I colored his shirt in Smoky Slate and his vest in Elegant Eggplant. And because he’s a count, his purple vest was highlighted with the “Wink of Stella” glitter brush.

I didn’t want Drac to be to drab … so I added small clusters of the “Halloween Night” Enamel Dots. They also highlight the greeting which comes fromt he “Spooky Fun” stamp set. They are so much fun to work with and it keeps my card from getting too scary for the grandkids.

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So no tricks today, just treats … a sweet Halloween card that’s easy to replicate when you’re ready to make your cards for this fun holiday!

Thank you for checking out my blog today.

I hope your day is fabulous~

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

“Forever Evergreen” project kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice weekend … I spent much of my time creating cards & projects for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. I’m really getting in the mood for the Holidays!

One of the items that I have not purchased yet from the Holiday Catalog is the “Forever Evergreen” project kit, but it has me very intrigued!  I think these trees are just lovely and because we rent a home for our retreat … it does not have a tree! These just might be what I’m looking for …

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What do you think? I invite you to grab a cup of coffee and watch this video with me … See for yourself how kits make for easy creativity! 

I think these pretty trees are perfect for our Holiday stamping Retreat. What about you?

Decorate your mantelpiece or table with festive trees and seasonal decorations. This kit makes three trees in two sizes—one 13″ (33 cm) tall, two 11″ (27.9 cm) tall—each individually trimmed with handmade ornaments.

I will be sure to let you know how they turned out, and share how the “Forever Evergreen” project kit added to the festivities.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a marvelous Monday.

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Simply Sunday: Sweet Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends & a Happy Sunday to you!

A quick post for you today, but it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, because our card was created using the “Candy Cane Lane” product suite!

You will need the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper, the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set and the beautiful “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon. Just so you have everything handy … also grab your “Triple Banner Punch”, Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, Real Red ink pad and your Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! Now we’re ready …

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As you can see, the base of our card is Early Espresso as is our 1″ banner. This color not only coordinates with the designer paper, but made our house really “pop”. The banner on the opposite side, balances your card nicely.

The background reminding me of a snowy day (even though it was crumb cake) We are in the land of Gingerbread houses so I guess anything goes! lol 

Speaking of houses, our cute little gingerbread house was cute directly from one of the “Candy Cane Lane” Designer Series paper sheets! All we did was add a little glitter! The “Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge” Ribbon was added to anchor the house and add a pop of color to the card.  The house was then mounted with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Only thing left to complete the card was the greeting from the “Candy Cane Christmas” stamp set, and I truly with you a Sweet Season!

Thank you for taking time our of your Sunday to visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Better yet, have a sweet day ~

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Just click on the photos below for more information about the product or to begin shopping. REMEMBER … All orders over $50 (before shipping & handling) will be added to your virtual rewards card. When your card is full – I will notify you to pick out a FREE Stamp Set of your choice!

 

Wonderful Birthday Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a sweet card to celebrate a friends birthday, and what better way than to send a “Basket of Wishes”. This is the stamp set that creates the focal point of your card.

Let’s begin with the “Pretty Paisley” textured embossing folder … this is your first step in creating this card. I love the way the oval encompasses the greeting and our dragonfly, then brings your eye right to your focal point … the basket of flowers.

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The basket and flowers were simply colored with multiple markers … you could watercolor with the Aqua Painters is you wanted a more subtle look.

Our cute little dragonfly comes from the “Touches of Texture” stamp set found on page 141 of the Annual catalog. There are no rules that say you can’t mix and match stamp sets, in fact, Stampin’ Up! designs many of their sets to coordinate and flow with each other … Love it!

Just a quick post today to get you back to your weekend, but I appreciate that you stopped in to check out my blog. Thank you.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

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