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Sunday, September 29, 2013

September Deal Ends Soon!

My September Deal ends soon.  Place an order of $35 or more using Hostess Code KWF4FYHW to be entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set! Orders must be placed between Sept. 15-30 to qualify. Offer ends September 30 at 1:00 a.m. central time.  I am closing the order early, due to the fact that the Envelope Punch Board is soon to go on backorder and I don't want anyone to miss out on that.  Again, the ending time for this offer is 1:00 a.m. on September 30. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Going Fast!

If you haven't ordered your new Envelope Punch Board yet, but want to be sure and have it for the holidays, order today through my online store.  I have been informed by Stampin' Up! that quantities are running low and it will soon be on backorder.  Remember how long the Magnetic Platform for the Bigshot was on backorder?  Don't let that happen to you with the Envelope Punch Board!  It's only $19.95 (Item 133774) and you can make 66 different sized custom envelopes with it.  It also makes incredible cards, boxes and more!
If you place an online order of $35 or more by September 30, I will enter your name into a drawing for a FREE stamp set!  Simply go to my online store at  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx to order and use Hostess Code KWF4FYHW.  You must use this code and have a minimum order of $35 before tax and shipping to qualify.  Order today--time is running out!  This offer ends Monday at 1:00 a.m. central time!

Everyday Occasions Card Kit

Stampin' Up! has introduced the Everyday Occasions Card Kit!  It is filled with easy to assemble supplies to create 20 greeting cards for all occasions.  If you are new to paper crafting or just really limited on time, this is a great kit for you!  The entire kit, complete with everything you need, except scissors and adhesive is only $29.95, Item 134797.  That's a $50 value for just $29.95!  I don't know about you, but I LOVE a bargain!!

There is a limited number of these kits and they are available only while quantities last, so order yours today!

Added bonus:  If you place an online order of $35 or more by September 30, I will enter your name into a drawing for a FREE stamp set!  Simply go to my online store at www.smilesacrossthemiles.stampinup.net to order and use Hostess Code KWF4FYHW.  You must use this code and have a minimum order of $35 before tax and shipping to qualify.  Order today--time is running out!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spooks & Spiders & Fun--Oh My!


September 24, 2013
Go ahead and say, "Bite me!" all you want--our newest photopolymer stamp set gives you permission. With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, our Bite Me set will help you go all out on Halloween projects or party favors.
To see all our exclusive photopolymer stamps click HERE

You may order online any time.

Order online here:  HERE

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hello Lovely Card

This card is CASEd out of the 2013 Annual Catalog.  I used a direct pad-to-paper method to create the background, then stamped Off the Grid in Versamark and embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder.  Doesn't that make a great image?!  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White with Early Espresso Ink and layered it on a piece of Early Espresso paper to make it pop a bit.  I think these colors are just awesome together!  What do you think?

Tip:  When stamping solid images, place your Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath your card stock and you will get a better stamped image.

Stamp:  Hello Lovely (130240-w, 130243-c), Off the Grid (130736-w)
Paper:  Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink:   Summer Starfruit, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Versamark
Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder (109129) Dimensionals (104430), Embossing Buddy (103083)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Envelope Punch Board--Much More Than Just Envelopes!

Have you tried the new Envelope Punch Board yet?  What a great, fun tool to have!  You can make custom envelopes designed to fit your cards, even odd-size ones.  It gives you measurements for 66 different sizes, but you are only limited by your imagination.  You can make them with fun with Designer Series Paper too, so they match your card!  The Envelope Punch Board includes a corner rounder punch and a score tool, all conveniently combined in one light-weight tool!

Beyond envelopes . . . you can make cards and other projects using this great Envelope Punch Board!  Here are pictures of 3 cards I made using the Envelope Punch Board.

As I am not yet proficient at making and posting videos, here is a link to a video showing you how these cards were made.
They are just so adorable!!!  Who wouldn't love to receive one of these fun cards?  Seriously!

Envelope Punch Board (133774) only $19.95
Order HERE
Use Hostess Code KWF4FYHW
Place an order of $35 or more using this Hostess Code by Sept. 30, 2013, to be entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Photopolymer Stamps Great for Scrapbooking!

Stampin' Up! has just introduced two great new Photopolymer stamp sets that would be awesome tools for scrapbooking.  Imagine all the great options you have for creative scrapbook pages detailing your travels with these fun stamps.  And they come at a bargain price as well--only $13.95!  The Map It Out set (134620) is the one pictured on top and contains 64 images.  The Greetings From set (134621) pictured below has 19 images.  Each set is just $13.95 and would be a really great addition to any scrapbooker's supplies.


To place an order, go to my online store at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/SearchResults.aspx.  You can find all the Photopolymer sets there, as well as any other Stampin' Up! supplies you may need.  To see all the Photopolymer sets available, scroll through all 3 pages of Photopolymer options.  

Don't forget to stop by the Clearance Rack while you are shopping!  There are some great deals available there, while quantities last.

Special September Offer--Place an order of $35 or more using Hostess Code KWF4FYHW to be entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set! Orders must be placed between Sept. 15-30 to qualify.  When you place an item in your shopping bag, there will be a box on the left to fill in the Hostess Code.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Truly Grateful . . .

What are you thankful for?  This is one of the cards I designed for Stamp Club this month.  I really like the rich fall colors and soft subtle tones combined in this card.  Your eye is drawn directly to the sentiment, "Thankful for . . ."  I used that great Burlap Ribbon on this card to create texture and draw your eye down the center of the card.  Using Stampin' Up! Craft Scissors gives you a quick clean cut, even though it is a very thick ribbon.  The color was sponged on by dabbing, not rubbing, to give it texture but still keeping a softness to the otherwise bold colors. Oh how I LOVE FALL COLORS!

This card was inspired from a card made by Kathleen Wingerson at www.kathleenstamps.com.  Thanks for the inspiration, Kathleen!

Stamp:  Truly Grateful (131730-w, 131733-c)
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102), Craft Scissors (108360), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Blender Pens (102845), Word Window Punch (119857)
Other:  Burlap Ribbon (132140), Dimensionals (104430), Stamping Sponges (101610), Sticky Strip (104294)

To order these supplies click HERE  
Use Hostess Code  KWF4FYHW 
With an order or $35 or more, your name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set!  Orders must be received by September 30, 2013, to qualify.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stamp Club Fun!

We all had a great time at Stamp Club Friday night.  There was a fall theme going on and we made some great cards and swapped some very creative ones as well.  Here are a couple pictures of the ladies having fun playing with paper and ink . . .

Everyone was hard at work concentrating on lining up stamps with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, sponging, punching, and layering.  They couldn't even take time to look at the camera and smile!  The finished product was excellent!  I will post the cards we made in the next few days.  You can see one sample standing up on the table in the last photo.

I will share with you the swap card that I made.  It is simple, yet elegant.  I like the rich color combination of Midnight Muse and Cajun Craze, softened with the Vellum overlay.  I ran the Vellum Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder for an elegant touch.  (My Big Shot gets an awful lot of use around here!)  The leaf was stamped using the two-step stamping technique and, of course, the use of my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, then cut out with my Paper Snips.  The sentiment was attached with Liquid Tombow.  I just put tiny dots of the glue all over the back of the letters and pressed them on the Vellum.  They adhered beautifully!  Liquid Tombow is a great glue with a super firm hold, and it goes a very long way!

Below is a list of the supplies I used.
Stamp:  Gently Falling (128430-w, 123804-c)
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, White Vellum Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Tools:  Pretty Print Embossing Folder (132175 Holiday Catalog), Big Shot (113439), Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171), Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579) , Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049)
Other: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Magnificent Maple Masculine Card

This is a great fall card that is quick and easy.  It also works beautifully for a masculine card!  I layered Early Espresso Core'dinations CS on to Early Espresso CS for a more 3-D effect,  Before adhering the two, I ran the Core'dinations CS through the Woodgrain embossing folder, then sanded the surface lightly.  This makes such a great rustic look.  Sticky Strip holds the Burlap Ribbon in place on the back.  

I stamped the Magnificent Maple image on White Vellum CS and embossed it with gold embossing powder, then cut out the leaf and adhered it with Dimensionals.  I used the Birch Bark Paper from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Simply Created Kit to give it a fun look and topped it off with a cute Naturals Designer Button.  I took a small thread from another piece of the Burlap Ribbon and tied it through the holes in the button.  You get double the use with that ribbon when you cut one edge and pull the threads out.  That Burlap Ribbon is so great!  I have already gone through an entire spool of it, and you get 5 yards on one spool.  Working on my second spool now.  :)   

Stamp:  Magnificent Maple (131868 W Holiday Catalog)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Birch Bark from Thanksgiving Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463 Holiday Catalog), White Vellum (101856)
Ink:  Versamark
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Paper Snips (103579), Sanding Block (129367)
Other:  Burlap Ribbon (132140 Holiday Catalog), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Strip (104294)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Harvest of Thanks

Here is a lovely fall card reminding us of all the blessings we receive all season long!
Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks (131736 W, 131739 C) and Truly Grateful (131730 W, 131733 C) both from the Holiday Catalog
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake
Tools:  Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Stripes Embossing Folder (123128), Big Shot (113439), Paper Snips (103579), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Sponge Dauber (102892)
Other:  Burlap Ribbon (132140 Holiday Catalog) , Basic Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430)

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of it.  :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Envelope Punch Board!

This is the new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board!  

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.
  • It's small and lightweight
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!  It's only $19.95!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.