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”katie
Stoughton, Wisconsin
email or 608-220-3450

Monday, July 13, 2015

2 Ways to use the Brick Wall Embossing folder

There are 2 ways to use an embossing folder.  An embossing folder distresses the paper and most people make their projects with the distressed side up, but many images look good with the distressed side facing down.  We even have a word for it:  debossing (versus embossing)

2 ways to use Stampin'UP!'s new Brick Wall embossing folder

You can get 2 different looks with Stampin'UP!'s new Brick Wall embossing folder.  Raised lines up and it looks like mortar spilling from between the bricks.  Embossed lines down and it looks like the mason smoothed the mortar into the groove between the bricks.  Either way looks great.

And here's the cool thing about Stampin'UP!'s Brick Wall embossing folder,  this new folder is 6"x6" - which means you can make either a horizontal or a vertical card with it.

2 ways to use Stampin'UP!'s new Brick Wall embossing folder

By the way, this is one of the cards we're doing this month.  If you're local to the Madison/Dane County area then be sure to check out my class schedule.

Thanks for stopping by





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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Heartfelt Sympathy card

The beautiful sentiment image on this card is from a set called Heartfelt Sympathy.
The muted tones of Sahara Sand ink speak to the quiet, heartfelt message the card carries.

Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP!'s Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set

Butterflies are a symbol often used on a sympathy card 
and I love that Stampin'UP! has 2 size butterfly punches that are made for layering.  
If you look closely at the larger butterfly ( made with the Elegant Butterfly Punch
you'll see a smaller one in Vellum on top (made with the Bitty Butterfly punch ).  

I added a little bling to the sentiment, just  2 rhinestones to dress it up a little.
Sympathy card made with Stampin'UP!'s Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set




This is one of the cards we're doing at the Cards with Katie events this month, so if you stamp with us you'll get to make this card. Thanks for stopping by and if you're local to the Madison/Dane County area then be sure to check out my class schedule.






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**Up to 80% Savings
on Clearance Rack Items


**Don't miss the Weekly Deals 
new product each Tuesday


 


* * * Make a Purchase * * *
I'll be happy to help you place your order 
If you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
24XNZK6E  (good thru - July 30)

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Snowman made with Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set

What do you think of this cutie? A sweet little snowman with his bird friend.

Snowman Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Tree Builder punch

I know its only mid-July but I just couldn't help myself.  I've been playing with the new Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and matching Tree Builder Punch.  They are SO VERSATILE! I can't believe all the things you can do with this combo.

Stampin'UP!'s Sprinkles of Life stamp set  Stampin'UP!'s Tree Builder punch

Snowman Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Tree Builder punch 

See what I mean?  

His hat is the cone turned upside down.  
His arms were made with the tree punch 
and the punch also makes
that  tiny sweet little bird.  



Snowman Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Tree Builder punch
See the snowflakes?  They're really the flower stamp! 

What do you think of the piles of snow on the bottom?  
I tried to make it look like he's surrounded by snow.  
The stamp is really supposed to be ice cream (for the cone) or frosting on a cupcake. But it makes a great snowpile too.   

Guess what, the punch cuts this shape, yay!


I'm loving this so much that I have a class devoted just to this combination.

Announcing a new class using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set 
and matching Tree Builder Punch.

Sunday afternoon, July 19th starting at 1pm
or Monday evening, July 20th starting at 6pm
Register on my events calendar here

Class is $15 for the projects - or only $5 if you've already bought the stamps and punch from me.
If you don't have them yet you can get them here,
please use Hostess Code  24XNZK6E  when ordering.

FYI: $3 of the purchase price of the stamp set goes directly to fund the activities of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

NOTE: you do not have to bring your own stamp or punch  for this class.
You can just come and play if you want.

Thanks for stopping by and if you're local to the Madison/Dane County area then be sure to check out my class schedule.





* * * Find a deal  * * *
**Up to 80% Savings
on Clearance Rack Items


**Don't miss the Weekly Deals 
new product each Tuesday


 


* * * Make a Purchase * * *
I'll be happy to help you place your order 
If you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
24XNZK6E  (good thru - July 30)

* * * Browse the Catalogs * * *


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monthly Craft Kits are On Sale - Today Only!


If you've ever thought about getting monthly craft kits in the mail 
then you're going to love this:
Stampin'UP!'s monthly craft kits are on sale.

Normally $20 a month, when you sign up today you'll  
get the first month for only $5

This is a total no-brainer. Why?
  • because the May kit is super cute and useful: 4 sturdy gift bags and 6 cards.  The two sentiments are "Happy Birthday" and "Celebrate" (which is perfect for graduations)
  • because there's no obligation: you can quit the subscription any time
  • and because $5 is a super starter price to get that first kit as a trial to see how you like it.

Tell your friends about this amazing $5 Kit. 
You can subscribe together and plan a group craft night. 

The kits are complete with everything you need except adhesive to make some really cute projects. You'll get instructions and photos of the finished project. You can make it as shown or add your own creative touches. I always have extra parts left over that I can use on other projects.

The kits even include their own stamps and cute little 1" ink pads. 
Its a great, inexpensive way to slowly build up a supply of all-purpose stamps and ink pads.

If you need a little convincing then check out this gallery of past month's kits.
Cute right? and tons of alternate ideas for how to use the supplies in the kits.

Are you ready to try it? Sign-up here

Use this promo code to get your first month for only $5 
24HOURS

The promo code is a reminder that this sale is 24 hours only.  Why the rush? Because the subscriptions bill on the 10th of the month and you'll definitely want this May Craft Kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Build a Bouquet Embossed Flower


I got this card from Mary Goonan

This card is a perfect example of how a simple design can be stunning. Of course its helped by the very pretty flower stamp and the gorgeous font used on the sentiment. Both the flower and the sentiment are from a set called Build a Bouquet. The stamps in this set are intended for use with the Build a Bouquet Project Kit, but I think they look beautiful used by themselves.


Mary decorated the card with a strip of Designer Paper printed with leaves. Isn't this pattern perfect for this card?  A pretty strip of leaves running up the side of the card.  The pattern Mary chose is from the Painted Blooms Paper Pack.  I love how these papers come printed on both sides. it gives you so many different designs to choose from.  And with 2 pages of each design in the package, you get lots of the pattern to play with too.

FYI: This project uses a couple of "soon to retire" products. The Painted Blooms Designer Paper used on this project and the Build a Bouquet stamp set are both from the Occasions catalog which expires the end of this month. Since we're in the last month of the catalog, this paper is now "available only while supplies last".

In fact, both the Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog are expiring the end of May. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.  Have you see the catalogs?



Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.

Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gift Card Holder with the Confetti Star Border Punch

Just a quick share today - a Gift Card Holder.
Its the season for Graduations and Weddings 
and if you're looking for a quick easy way to present a gift card this is it.
 
Gift card holder for graduation or wedding made with the Confetti Stars Punch

Confetti Stars Border PunchThis is super easy to make:
Voila! Quick and easy and oh so pretty.

By the way, the Designer Paper used on this project is from the Occasions catalog which expires the end of this month. Since we're in the last month of the catalog, this paper is now "available only while supplies last".

In fact, both the Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog are expiring the end of May. We know there's going to be some amazing, wonderful new stuff coming - but we also want to make sure we have everything from the retiring catalog before its gone for good.  Have you see the catalogs?


Stamps are guaranteed to be available through May 26th.
Everything else is available only while supplies last

In my experience I suggest checking the list sooner rather than later
and if there's something there you want, I'd get it now before its gone
and the good news is - more than half the stuff is also on sale
anywhere from 15% up to 50%


Find something you like? I'll be happy to help you place your order 
Or if you're ordering on-line then use this Hostess Code 
 to be registered for my Customer Rewards Program
2AXK3K9Q  (good thru - April 30)
Thanks for stopping by.