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Friday, September 16, 2016

DON'T MISS OUT!

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Monday, September 12, 2016

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!


Did you know the first Saturday in October is World Card Making Day?  Seriously, it is an actual calendar event!  Join us for my World Card making Day Event on Saturday, October 1, from 12 - 4 p.m.  You will make 6 projects at this event and choose 2 to donate to the Meadowlands Assisted living Facility in O'Fallon; giving you a chance to send a smile to someone you don't even know!  There will be a few other bonus surprises for you on this day as well, including some delightful refreshments.  Join with paper crafters all around the world as we celebrate World Card Making Day!  Event fee is $15 (waived with $30 order).  Stamp Club members receive a discounted rate of $10--another perk to being a Club member.  Invite your friends and join us for this incredible annual event!

Watch for a Stampin' Up! Special Offer October 1 - 5 in honor of World Card Making Day!

Registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 14.  Sign up online here

Christmas Card Sampler Class


Register for the Christmas Card Sampler Class on Friday, September 23, with times available at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  You will make 6 different cards suitable for mass duplication.  I guarantee you will be inspired when you leave!  Class fee is $15 (waived with $30 order).  Stamp Club members receive a discounted rate of $10.  Invite your friends to come with you, 'cause it's always more fun to stamp with a friend!

Registration closed.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Magic Slider Card

Today's post shows you a magic slider card we made during one of our Saturday Skills Classes.  Magic is always fun and this card is no exception.  When closed the image appears to be a black outline on a Mint Macaron background.  When you pull the tab up to open, the image is in wonderful color and another sentiment appears!  I watched a couple different videos to learn how to make this card, then adapted them to suit how I wanted this card to work.  I didn't want the inside to come all the way out when the tab was pulled, so I created some stops near the top with Dimensionals and cut the slider part into a slightly inverted "T" so the top edges of the "T" would hit the Dimensionals and prevent it from sliding out all the way.  It worked although I feel it still needs some fine tuning.

The stamp set I used is Garden in Bloom and the papers are Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I just love that Mint Macaron 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon!  Everything is placed on a bit of an angle to create the whimsical feeling of this card.  The ribbon is even tied at an angle and secured in the back with a Glue Dot to keep it that way!

Here is the Stampin' Up! video I watched to learn how to create this card.  Magic Card by Stampin' Up!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Note:  Stampin' Up! products are shown in bold.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Holiday Catalog Now Live!


The Holiday Catalog that you have been anxiously awaiting is now live!  This catalog is filled with lots of products and ideas to make your holidays fun and festive.  Check it out today!  If you don't already have a Holiday Catalog and would like one, contact me today!  I will give you one of these catalogs free with an order of $10 or more.  If you simply want to purchase one, they are $1.00.  When you place your next order of $10 or more through me, $1.00 will be deducted from your total!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beautiful Branches

Here are a couple more cards made with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  I made one a thank you and the other one a lovely sympathy card.  The layer of Designer Series Paper is from By the Shore DSP.  You would never know from the picture in the catalog that these beautiful papers were included!  I absolutely LOVE them!

The thank you sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches and I'm not quite sure where the sympathy one came from.  It might be from a retired set.  My craft room is a bit of a disaster right now and I can't find the set I used!  The inside was the same piece of DSP and I stamped the sentiment directly on the paper for a lovely effect.

Please leave me your comments below.

*Items in bold are Stampin' Up! products.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is a hit sensation with images popping up all over the internet!  Here is another image to share.  This is one of the cards we made at Stamp Club this month.  It is so very clean and simple, but has quite an impact!  I'd definitely call it a WOW card.  I used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set for the sentiment and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits to cut out this lovely tree.

In this card you see positive and negative images used together to create the dramatic tree image.  The new Foam Adhesive Strips were used around the tree to pop up the Very Vanilla layer.  These strips are a little thicker than our regular Dimensionals, and that gave it just enough depth to really see the contrast.

I was inspired by Kylie Bertucci's card.  You can see her original card here.  As you can see, I made a couple subtle changes when creating my card.  I used Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla cardstock for my card; and added a lovely soft touch with Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon and 1/4" Gold Natural Trim.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

*Words in bold are Stampin' Up! products.