Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Witches Broom Candy Treat

Happy Halloween!! Here's a fun treat I made up with a chocolate Twizzler inside one of our 1x8 cello bags. I used the packing paper that comes in the Stampin' Up! orders and embossed it with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I think I could have made the bristles longer, but you still get the idea!

I saw an image posted on Facebook with a witches broom and the sentiment "Yes, I know how to drive a stick!". Hee hee! Happy Halloween from me and my goblins!

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I'm setting up to film a video this afternoon to show you how to make the glittery face on the witch. But I'm adding this dazzling watercolor effect to another project! I'll post it tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

VIDEO Tutorial: Gift Wrap Essentials Gift Box

I'm having more fun with the Handmade Holidays Felt Ornaments. (See more projects here.) They are so cute even on their own, so I included them in a little gift box with gift tags and the yummy new Sweater Trim. Have you tried the Sweater Trim yet? It's so soft -- just like a snuggly sweater! You can get it in three different colors: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White. Really, you're going to watch all three! See?

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Wouldn't this make a great gift for a hostess, teacher, or neighbor? Just a little something. And they'll appreciate the chance to add a little handmade touch to their own gift-giving this year. Make sure to check out all the Snow Festival products (the Sweater Trim, Stitched Felt Ornaments, and Snow Festival Designer Paper) in my Online Store here so you can make up your own gift boxes.

The possibilities for this little box are endless! In fact, you may have spotted a few other versions in the catalog, on pages 12 and 56. Check out this video tutorial from Stampin' Up! to learn how to make a gift box like this at home:


For my box, I used the same measurements given in the video. My gift tags were created with a 6" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock folded in half. The Snow Festival Designer Paper on the front of each tag is 2-1/4" x 2-3/4".

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Snow Festival Designer Paper, Whisper White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Gumball Green cardstock, Window Sheets, Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Tool, Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim, Whisper White Sweater Trim, Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornaments, Sticky Strip, Scallop Edge Punch

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Treat Holder

Here's another version of the Word Window Pocket Treat that I posted last week. This one is for Christmas and uses the Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornaments from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. (What a great value - only $4.95 for 8! Click here to find them in my Online Store.)

Make sure to come back tomorrow for another project using these darling ornaments. I've been having fun finding different ways to use these to embellish holiday projects!

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Check out the video tutorial to learn how to make this easy treat pouch. Note: If you watched the video when I first posted it, I did add an annotations to correct one of the scoring measurements.


Stampin' Up! Supplies: Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornaments, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Gumball Green cardstock, Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper, Word Window Punch, Sticky Strip

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Fancy Friends Notecard Kit

Earlier this month, Stampin' Up! polled Facebook Fans and asked them to choose a project for a new kit! The winner was announced today and by an overwhelming majority, the Fancy Friends Notecard Kit is now available!

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This kit is great for new stampers or anyone looking for a quick card idea. And the price is right! For only $15.95, you'll gets stamps, ink, notecards & envelopes, flowers and rhinestones! The only thing you'll need to make these cards is some glue dots! Buy an extra pack of Notecards & Envelopes and use the supplies in the kit to make even MORE cards!

If you could create a kit, what would it look like? What kind of project would you make? The next kit could be YOUR design! Stampin' Up! is looking for new, fresh designs for future kits. Click here to read all the details and start designing!

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10/29 One-Day Only: 15% Off All Stamps!

Today's the day! Don't delay! Until 11:59 pm MT today, Monday October 29th, get 15% off nearly ALL Stampin' Up! stamps!! This "spooktacular" sale includes all
(Hostess sets, digital stamps, and bundled stamp sets not included in the sale.)

My goal is to sell 40 stamp sets today! And I'm giving away prizes to say "thank you" for helping me reach that goal! In addition to regular Customer Rewards points and an entry in the Free Stamp Set of the Month drawing, I am offering a special drawing today. For every 10 stamp sets ordered by my customers today, I'll give away a project kit. And if I reach my goal of selling 40 stamp sets, I'll give away a free stamp set (winner's choice, no price limit)!!

Ready to shop? Click here to head over to my Online Store, where prices have already been marked down!
Plus! Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day all week long with three FREE downloads and 50% off all designer digital kits!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Embossing Technique: Faux Metal VIDEO Tutorial

Do you ever flip the Stampin' Up! Catalog and stop to wonder, "how did they do that?". Today, I have an answer! Well, that is, if you were wondering about the card on page 105!

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The Clockworks card featured on that page includes a tag that looks like stamped metal. The technique is fall Faux Metal and is not that hard with the right tools. Grab your Versamark Pad, Embossing Powder, and Heat Tool and check out this video from Stampin' Up! featuring Shannon West.

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Christmas Cheer Pierced Ornament Card

I designed this card for Chrystal's party last weekend. I wanted to incorporate the items from the Ornament Keepsakes October promotion on one project and I did just that. Click here to find out how you can get a free gift when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper before October 31.

We started by using the Festive Paper Piercing Pack to pierce the shape of the ornament on Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, we used the Holiday Ornament Framelits from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog to cut three ornament from the Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper. We folded each one in half, with the side we wanted to show on the inside of the fold. Then we adhered the folded ornaments together and adhered it into the pierced snowflake on the vanilla cardstock. A little embossing folder and greeting later and the card is finished!

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On the inside, we used the coordinating Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and More Merry Messages:

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, More Merry Messages stamp set, Sweet Essentials stamp set, Real Red ink & cardstock, Eerly Espresso ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Needle & Pad, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Don't forget!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Word Window Pocket Treat Holder VIDEO Tutorial

When you've been a demonstrator for over ten years like I have, there comes a point when you can bring back projects that you did in the past and there are new eyes to show it to! I've made several versions of this project over the years (click here to see one from 2009) and was inspired to make it again when I saw Heidi Boos post her versions. I'm CASEing her, CASEing me! We made this last month in Stamp Club.

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Check out my original post for a PDF tutorial to print. If you prefer video, you're in luck! Check it out below and learn to how to make this at home.


Stampin' Up! Supplies: Googly Ghouls, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tangerine Tango ink/marker & cardstock, Lucky Limeade marker, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper, Labels Collection Framelits (Big Shot), Word Window Punch, Googlies, Simply Scored Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

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NEW! Stampin' Up! Offers Single Stamps: Updated on 10-25

Updated, 10-25-12: More Single Stamps now available, including three never-seen-before designs!! (See flyers below.)

Have you ever bought a larger stamp set for only one stamp? Maybe you haven't because you didn't want the whole set, but you wished you could buy just that one stamp...

Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

  • These Single Stamps are available on any type of order (online or workshop/party)
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers listed below.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps don't come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you'll need to purchase a block separately if you don't already have one. NOTE: The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • This is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
Single Stamps: Word Play
Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings
NEW! Assortment #1
NEW! Assortment #2

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Gently Falling Fall Frame Card

Here's another card we made in Stamp Club this month. I was inspired by a sample in a recent issue of our demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success. It's definitely a go-to resource for me when I need an idea for an upcoming event. I also love our demonstrator website, Stampin' Connection, where demonstrators upload their latest and greatest projects to share. Have you ever considered joining the Stampin' Up! family? Be sure to watch next week...I think there may be a special offer around the corner!

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This card uses another stamp from the Word Play stamp set. I love that you can now purchase Single Stamps from a few Stampin' Sets, including this one. So if you just want THIS stamp and not the rest, no problem! Click here to learn more about the limited time Single Stamps offer.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Gently Falling, Word Play, Old Olive ink, More Mustard ink, Cajun Craze ink, Early Espresso ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, Labels Framelits (Big Shot), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Gold Smooch Spritz, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sparkly Snowflake Soiree Card

Have you tried the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad from Stampin' Up! yet? I think it gets kind of lost and overlooked in the Holiday Catalog, but it definitely deserves some attention. This new ink pads adds a luminescent shimmer to stamped images. Check it out on this Snowflake Soiree card! I used it as a background with small snowflakes on the Pool Party cardstock and also on the Island Indigo cardstock under the die cut snowflake.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:  Snowflake Soiree, Pool Party cardstock, Island Indigo ink & cardstock, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad, Whisper White cardstock, Silver Glimmer Cardstock, Snow Flurry Big Shot Die, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Stampin' Up! Stitched Felt Tunnel Card

Have you tried making a tunnel card yet? They are so easy! Make sure to check out my video tutorial to learn how to make one at home. Here's another version that I made with my Stamp Club this month. We used the Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornaments from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog on the front of the card. (What a great value - only $4.95 for 8! Click here to find them in my Online Store.)I love how the Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper just goes perfectly with it! The coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.

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The inside greeting is from Word Play and I just love that Stampin' Up! has made it possible to purchase individual stamps from this set now! The whole set is great, but if you don't want it all, you can pick and choose your favorites. Click here to learn more about Single Stamps from Stampin' Up!.

We used the Stampin' Dazzle Marker to trace over the lines of the ornament after we stamped it in Early Espresso. WOW!! These markers are so smooth. I was expecting the typical paint pen that would have blotchy results, but it is not like that at all! They are so smooth and easy to use. And only $3.50. You really need them both! (Gold #128979 and Silver #128978)

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Word Play (Single Stamps), Sweet Essentials, Early Espresso ink, Cherry Cobbler marker, Gumball Green marker & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker, Labels Collection Framelits (Big Shot), Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornaments

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Subscribe Now for "12 Weeks of Christmas" Tutorials

I am so excited to offer my 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorials again this year! Starting Tuesday, I'll be sending exclusive tutorials each week with a new idea to get you ready for the holidays. But these tutorials are only available to my email subscribers!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Winter: Dazzling Holly Card

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, we're getting there! I just did a little Google search to figure out that we are only 64 days away from Christmas! That hardly seems like enough time to get all my projects done! So that's why I'm starting now! Holly in October? Why not!?

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This card is one of three in my Stamp of the Month Club series for October. Join the club and you'll get the clear mount Watercolor Winter stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and three hand-stamped cards to inspire you. Click here to learn more and join the club.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Watercolor Winter, Cherry Cobbler marker & Core'dinations Cardstcok, Garden Green marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock,Versamark Ink Pad, Early Espresso cardstock, Labels Collection Framelits (Big Shot), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stampin' Standing System, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Early Espresso Embossing Powder (Heat Tool), 1/4" Stitched Early Espresso Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Free Stamp Set of the Month: Mixed Medley

Thanks to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in September! I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and Dorene S. from Rochester is the lucky stamper to win the Christmas Wishes stamp set! Congratulations, Dorene!

It's a new month, and time for a new free stamp set giveaway! Each month, I will give away a free stamp set. To be eligible for the drawing, all you have to do it place an online order (email orders count too!) that is not part of a club or workshop. You'll get one entry for each order that you place with me between October1-31. I'll draw a winner in November. This month's stamp set is Mixed Medley, a hostess set from the Holiday Catalog. You can also earn this stamp set for free when you host a party or place an order over $150!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Paper Bow Tutorial: Free Printable!

Looking for a way to go homemade this holiday? Break out your holiday designer paper and make your own paper bows to adorn your gifts!

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It's not as hard as it looks! Check out this free printable tutorial from Stampin' Up! to learn how to make your own paper bows at home.

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10/19: Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Updated!

Stampin' Up! added more than 70 retired products to the Clearance Rack section of my Online Store today. These items are only available while supplies last, so make sure to shop early for the best selection! Prices start a just $0.99! New items include Stampin' Spots, Designer Paper, Big Shot Dies, Card Kits, Ribbon, Embellishments and MORE!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pursuit of Happiness "Leftovers" Card

Whenever I design a new project, I always end up with a rough draft and then make some improvements or I try out this punch or layer with that paper. Inevitably, I end up with card pieces leftover and I hate to just toss them out. This card was made with some of the leftover pieces that were on my desk when I finished designing the Comfort Cafe Designer Frame. (Click here to view the frame.)

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:  Pursuit of Happiness, Cajun Craze marker & cardstock, Summer Starfruit marker & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Early Espresso marker, Comfort Cafe Designer Paper, Boho Flower Punch, Pearl Jewel Accents, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Comfort Cafe Decorative Frame

Sometimes you have to disconnect to find your sanity. My week-long break from blogging helped me to focus on some other tasks that I had long been neglected -- like finishing my 2011 tax return and cleaning my office. I think my laptop crashing was a sign that I needed to go offline for awhile!

I have lots to share with you, so I'm just going to jump right in! I have been loving all of the Printer's Tray projects that I've seen since the recruiting promotion in August. (See the Halloween Printer's Tray here.) So I decided to come up with my own!

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Do you love it!? I need to figure out the logistics of shipping (finding a box to fit the 12x12 frame), so I hope to offer this as a kit or as a finished frame sometime next month. In the meantime, if you're local, you can come and make your own!

Comfort Cafe Decorative Frame Class
7:00 pm at my place! 
Click on the date above to RSVP.

Cost is $28 and includes all materials, included printer's tray frame. Bring your own photos and add them later at home. This gorgeous frame would make an ideal gift for family, teachers, or friends this holiday season.

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