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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Grateful For All Things Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving card made with Stampin'UP!'s For All Things stamp set.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 

I hope you are reading this after a wonderful day spent celebrating family and friends.
Or better yet, that you spent the day totally enjoying family events and are reading this on Friday.


This card was made with the For All Things stamp set from the 2014 Holiday Catalog

Do you like the background stamp? Isn't it great that this set comes with its own little background stamp? Perfect for adding a background to a stamped image.

There's even a background stamp for sentiments. What other sets do you have that would look great with these backgrounds?

 
Fall card with images from Stampin'UP!'s For All Things Stamp Set and Autumn Accents leaf die


Here is another sample, this one uses the leaf image. Notice the stamps in this set are not intended to give a solid image. Its sort of a watercolor effect. Very fitting for fall imagery.


The leaves on this 2nd card were created with Stampin'UP!'s Autumn Accents Die. This card was featured in an earlier post which you can see here if you want more details.



Thanksgiving is a day when we recognize all the wonderful things we have in life . . .
family - friends - health, and whatever you add to your private list. I am truly grateful for many things, 
including the blessings that Stampin'UP! has brought to my life.

If you've ever wondered about the advantages of joining Stampin'UP! yourself then read on . . .

Stampin'UP! is having a sale on the Starter Kit right now.  
**If you've ever thought about being a Demonstrator
**If you've ever thought about "just buying in" so you could get the discount
**or, you've been waiting for a good deal - with NO OBLIGATION past this purchase.
Then take advantage of this sale.


  • You get to choose the product,  anything you want, up to $125
  • You'll get the $125 worth of product - and pay only $75 +tax
  • Shipping will be free on this deal.
Does this sound too good to be true?  Well, it is a good deal. . . 
 but it only goes through Dec 2, so don't wait, do it now!     

Its as easy as 1-2-3
step 1: Get out your catalog
step 2: figure out what product you want

Are you thinking about it?  Then you're going to love this: your $125 list can include items from the Weekly Deals, The Clearance Rack or anything from the On-Line Extravaganza!   

Contact me with any questions:





You'll find TONS of savings with Stampin'UP!'s Holiday Extravaganza. 
One week only:  Nov 24 - Dec 2
Avoid the holiday crowds in the stores, shop from the comfort of home.
See the links below for the full list of what's on sale.
Click an image to see the items
Or download a printable PDF list of the items here

 



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Baby Card

Baby Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Wondrous Wreath SetWreaths are wonderful things. You can use them to decorate for so many occasions. The same holds true for Stampin'UP!'s Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and matching Framelits.

Wondrous Wreath is in the Holiday Catalog, where as you might expect there are lots of holiday related samples. 

But a wreath is appropriate anywhere that you'd decorate with flowers and leaves, and so too for cards.  Here is a baby card we made in class last weekend. Those soft yellows and greens make it useful for a boy or a girl.

Stampin'UP!'s Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set Here's what the stamp set looks like. Do the images look strange?  If you're like me it might take a minute to figure it out - but the images are intended to overlay. 

If you look carefully at the wreath card pictures you'll see that some leaves are darker than others.  You stamp the full wreath 1st and then overstamp with the smaller set of leaves in a darker color. 

That combination creates a gorgeous "wow" effect.  Definitely leaves an impression (oops, I didn't intend the leaf pun).

Other details on this baby card: 
the 2 green colors are: Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi with Daffodil Yellow
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set

Baby Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Wondrous Wreath Set Baby Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Wondrous Wreath Set

And in case you're wondering NO! I did not fussy cut all those shapes.  Both the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp set and the Wondrous Wreath Stamp set have matching framelits that will die cut the shape for you and the tiny flower is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.



Did I convince you to put this set on your Wish List?  The Wondrous Wreath stamps and framelits are in the Holiday Catalog and will be available through December of 2014. You can order any of these items from my Stampin'UP! store.


You'll find TONS of savings with Stampin'UP!'s Holiday Extravaganza. 
One week only:  Nov 24 - Dec 2
Avoid the holiday crowds in the stores, shop from the comfort of home.
See the links below for the full list of what's on sale.
Click an image to see the items
Or download a printable PDF list of the items here

 

If ordering on-line use this Hostess Code to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
PNC677D4

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snowman Gift Tag with a Washi Tape Nose

Snowman Gift Tag
Do you make your own gift tags? Here's a cute snowman gift tag that we made at our last demo meeting.  This was a project designed by my friend Norma Artman.

This snowman is super easy! Just use 3 punches to make the body circles and add some pieces of black paper for the hat. Voila!

Norma had a very clever design. The front of the card is printed designer paper and the dots on the paper make it look just like snow. The white of the snowman is what you see through the holes in the designer paper,

Isn't this Designer Paper just perfect! This particular pattern is from a package called Under the Tree (from the Holiday 2014 catalog). Its thicker than normal DSP because its intended for making gift boxes with the new Box Punch Board. This set of papers is printed in color on one side and in a Kraft design on the other. The paper Norma chose is perfect for snow.


    


Snowman Gift Tag 

Take a close look at his nose - its Washi Tape. Another clever idea from Norma!

Its so hard to put adhesive on tiny pieces like the nose, so the fact that you're using something that's already sticky is just brilliant.





Washi Tape Storage


Stampin'UP! sells lots of different Washi Tapes. 
Here's how I store mine.  
I like being able to see all my choices at once.  



By the way there are several Washi Tapes on sale this week 
as part of Stampin'UP!'s Extravaganza.



You'll find TONS of savings with Stampin'UP!'s Holiday Extravaganza. 
One week only:  Nov 24 - Dec 2
Avoid all the holiday crowds in the stores, shop from the comfort of home.
See the links below for the full list of what's on sale.
Click an image to see the items
Or download a printable PDF list of the items here

 

If ordering on-line use this Hostess Code to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
PNC677D4

Thanks for stopping by
contact me with any questions



Monday, November 24, 2014

The Fall Extravaganza Starts Today!

TONS of great items on sale
with Doorbuster Deals on the 1st and last day.

Lots of embossing folders in today's doorbuster - along with the other savings
BTW:  the Blendabilities will be on sale Tuesday Dec 2nd

Want to know how to get $125 worth of product for only $75?  Read on . . .
 


The Starter Kit is also on Sale

Stampin'UP! is different from other Home Party companies. With other Direct sales companies you buy their Starter Kit because you want to earn money selling the product. Of course, that's what "starter kits" are for. But with Stampin'UP! many people buy just because its a great deal with no obligation. Does this pique your interest?
The Starter Kit isn't so much a "kit" as it is a "buy in" purchase. You choose up to $125 worth of product and pay only $99.  And shipping is free on the Starter Kit. For a $99 investment you get $125 of product and save $10 in shipping. That's a deal that many people find too good to pass up.  Plus, you then have access to a 20% discount on all future purchases for as long as you stay active. But remember: there's NO OBLIGATION. Would you use the discount or would you just get the kit as a single purchase?

This promotion lets you save even more. You still get the $125 worth of product, but for 1 week (Nov 24 - Dec 2) you'll pay only $74.50. Thats almost half price. Definitely something to take advantage of if you can. Does your Wish List have $125 worth of product on it?  Why not get it all and pay onlY $74.25?

Contact me if you have questions or CLICK HERE to JOIN NOW

Remember the Starter Kit is completely customizable.
Its A N Y T H I N G  you want - up to $125

. . . it can include Clearance Rack Items
. . . it can include Weekly sale Items
. . . it can include items from this Extravaganza.

Click an image to see the items
Or download a printable PDF list of the items here

 
Do you like to color?  Check out the Blendabilities Sale!
The items below will be "Bundled" on Sale Tuesday Dec 2 as part of the "Door Buster" for the final day of the sale.

Bundle #1: Project Life Bundle - 15% Off
**Black Leather 12" x 12" Album (135292)
**Design 1 12" x 12"  Pocket Pages (135295)
**Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection (135830)
**Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack (135832)
** Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp (135188)

Bundle #2: Gift Box Bundle - 30% Off
*Tiny Treat Boxes (135829)
*Decorative Window Gift Boxes (132146)
*Takeout Boxes (135827)

Bundle #3: Blendabilities Bundle - 30% Off
12 Blendabilities assortments (does not include Skin Tone Assortment or Color Lifter)

If ordering on-line use this Hostess Code to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
PNC677D4

Thanks for stopping by
contact me with any questions

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Festival of Trees Sympathy Card

Here's an alternate use for the Festival of Trees stamp set 
I've used it to make a Sympathy Card.

Winter Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP!'s Festival of Trees stamp set

When I started to assemble the card I wasn't sure what sentiment I'd use,
 but the coolness of the snow, the bare trees, and the blue and black color scheme
 suggested a quiet stillness that worked well with the emotions for sympathy.


Winter Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP!'s Festival of Trees stamp set

Here's a hint if you're ever mass producing a card with snowdrifts. I mass produced this card to use as a demonstrator trade.  It was important to me that the cards all looked the same so I made a template for cutting the snowdrift.

Special papers helped make the snowdrift glisten. I used Stampin'UP!'s Shimmery White paper for the snow.  You can see the sparkles in this close-up photo. The shimmery paper adds a nice touch.

Winter Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP!'s Festival of Trees stamp set

Demonstrator gatherings are great! I mentioned that I made this card for a trade. The advantage of being a demonstrator is the opportunity to share ideas, and boy did I come home with some great ones.  I'll be posting photos of some of those cards in the next few days.

Have you ever thought about being a demonstrator?  
FYI: There's a special on the Starter Kit that starts Monday.

People buy the Starter Kit for many reasons. Stampin'UP! is different from other Home Party companies. With other Direct sales companies you buy their Starter Kit because you want to earn money selling the product.  With Stampin'UP! many people buy just because its a great deal with no obligation.

The Starter Kit isn't so much a "kit" as it is a "buy in" purchase. You choose up to $125 worth of product and pay only $99.  And shipping is free on the Starter Kit. For a $99 investment you get $125 of product and save $10 in shipping.  That's a deal that many people find too good to pass up.  Plus, you then have access to a 20% discount on all future purchases.

The sale that starts Monday lets you save even more. You still get the $125 worth of product, but for 1 week (Nov 24 - Dec 2) you'll pay only $74.50. Thats almost half price. Definitely something to take advantage of if you can.

Check back Monday for info on how to take advantage of this promotion
as well as information about an On-Line Extragavanza
. . . even more ways to save money as we enter the Holiday Shopping Season. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Autumn Digital Download is on Sale

Stampin'UP!'s "Sale of the Week" includes a gorgeous Autumn Digital Download.
 
Have you tried any of the Digital Crafting products?  I must confess I find them pretty addicting. In my day job I was responsible for creating and editing a lot of projects. So the idea of inserting images and positioning them on a page is very familiar. 
  • rotating an image
  • re-sizing images
  • layering images
  • re-coloring artwork
  • wrapping text around images or inserting text into a shape
Stampin'UP! has an exclusive product called My Digital Studio. Its only $19.95 for the full program with a starter set of images. The program is really versatile, there's a lot you can do with it. You can make photo books, journals, calendars, banners, post cards, and of course, greeting cards.

Why I chose My Digital Studio: I know there are lots of similar products available including just uploading pictures to Walgreens or a similar Big Box store.  But the advantage of using Stampin'UP!'s program is that you can insert the exclusive Stampin'UP! images AND it uses Stampin'UP!'s color palette. That allows me to make hybrid projects. I print out my card in color and then my Stampin'UP! ribbons and buttons are a perfect match! Whoo Hoo!  

One of my favorite projects was a Family Book I did for my toddler granddaughter - to help her learn the words for family relationships and see how people were connected to her. Here's one of the pages from that book.



Here are the new products on sale this week
* * punches  * * ribbon  * *  buttons * * framelits  * * a Project Life Memory Keeping Kit
and a gorgeous Autumn Digital Download

Stampin'UP!'s Sale of the Week Items for Nov 11

Are you interested in learning more about Digital Crafting?
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions