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Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Extravaganza ends today

The end of the month means the end of the current specials. As you look at these special offers remember that the gift giving season is here . . . consider these items for your own Wish List or as a gift to another crafter

FIRST: Stampin'UP! is having a "flash-sale" today only on these products

note the bell shape punch is pretty unique, you don't see a punch with this shape often.
If you're trying to build up a collection of shapes you might want to add this punch to your collection.




SECOND: Be sure to check out the rest of the items included in the Holiday Extravaganza
which also ends today.




THIRD:  The 25% off of selected stamp sets ends on Wednesday.
note: the Stitched Framelits have been so popular that they may be on backorder.


 
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KITS make a great gift.  Do you have friends who'd have fun with a 3 month or 6-month subscription to the Monthly Craft kits (Paper pumpkin), or any of our other great kits?

 
Monthly Craft Kits (aka: Paper Pumpkin)                        Other Craft Kits


And YES: I do offer Gift Certificates in any amount you choose.
Contact me for details

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Leaf Shaker Card - the October Monthly Craft Kit Project

Sometimes you just like to have someone else do the thinking for you.  I do enjoy the creative aspect of papercrafting, but sometimes I just like to make pretty stuff and I don't want to have to think too hard. That's part of why I like getting Stampin'UP!'s monthly craft kit.

Each month its a surprise: We never know ahead of time what the project will be - sometimes its cards and sometimes its some other paper project. But its always something fun, and how cool is this - the October 2016 project was a Shaker Card!  


Click here to read more about 

There's 2 Key things to making a Shaker Card
  1. You can use any shape hole . . . this card uses a leaf shape,
    but you need the acetate window sheet to cover the hole and to see through
  2. You can fill the shaker space with any small item . . . this card uses sequins,
    but you need an adhesive with some dimension so they have room to move around
    Stampin'UP!'s Adhesive strips are designed for making Shaker Cards.
Watch this video 
to see how to make a Shaker Card



Here are examples of other Shaker cards I've posted previously.  
Click each picture to see the card in its original post.

     


Stampin'UP! calls these Monthly Craft Kits: Paper Pumpkins. They come in a plain orange box and you turn them into something fabulous.  This is the best of all subscription services
  1. Shipping is included in the $20 a month price
  2. All the supplies are included: paper, stamps, ink, ribbon etc. -  all you need is adhesive
  3. There's no long term commitment - try it a few months and see what you think.
Click Here to Sign-Up for the Monthly Kits


Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Totally Trees for Fall

Autumn in Wisconsin is so beautiful, truly inspiring for those of us who love fall colors.  And here's a card that shows off some of those colors. 


This card was designed by Jana Secord as one of the Make & Take projects for our fall local demo meeting. You can see all 10 Make & Take Projects here. . . this is our local demo site but its not private, anyone can see it. 

For this card we stamped and fussy cut the trees and then overlaid them onto the card. And I love how she used the Cable Knit embossing folder for the background.  With fall here our temperatures are starting to drop and its definitely sweater weather now.

This chart shows the product we used for Jana's card.


 
Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.
 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Dresser Card With Cookie Cutter Halloween

Too cute!  This card was made by my friend Cheryl Wenker.  What a fun way to show off the little mummy and skeleton from the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp set. Here's a few details on Cheryl's card as well as info on the Cookie Cutter suite of products.

Halloween Dresser Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set

The Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set has lots of cute images.  
And best of all . . . there's a matching punch!

Whoohoo. I'm not a fan of fussy cutting, I do it when I have to, but there's no way I'd be able to cut that smooth and regular a shape for the little cookie guys.




Halloween Dresser Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set

To get the spooky look on black paper Cheryl used a White Craft Ink Pad.  The spider web and sentiment are heat embossed in white and then she sponged white around the drawers to make them stand out against the background.

Halloween Dresser Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set



Dresser Details:
The leg shape
was made with the Decorative Label Punch
The drawer handles
are the tiniest  pearls, colored black with a Sharpie Marker



BTW: if you like the look of the cookie cutter shapes StampinUP also has a Christmas set. And the nice thing about the Christmas stamps is that the punch is actually offered as a bundle with that set, which lets you save 10% when you get them both.



Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Centerpiece with Chalk Marker Snowflakes

Here is an idea for a centerpiece for your Christmas table. I was surprised how easy it was to turn the 2-dimensional die cuts into a 3-dimensional project.  The idea for this project came when I discovered that Stampin'UP!'s chalk marker works on glass and its permanent!  If you haven't played with Chalk Markers you really need to.

Christmas Centerpiece made from Stampin'UP!'s Santa's Sleigh Thinlets and Chalk Marker on a Wine Glass

I love this ornate Santa's Sleigh and reindeer dies, the dies look great on cards and scrapbook pages. Plus there's a matching stamp set! and you can save 10% when you buy them together as a bundle.

Today's challenge - going from 2D to 3D.  Once I figured out how to make the sleigh and reindeer stand up the project actually went together rather quickly, it just looks like it took a lot of time.  And it gets a much appreciated "wow" from friends who see it.

About the Base:
  • Inverted wine glass set on a circle of black paper (to help show-off the snowflakes)
    The flat bottom of the glass is the surface for the sleigh
  • Hand drawn snowflakes made with Stampin'UP!'s Chalk Marker.  Its permanent and doesn't wash off!
The Sleigh:
  • I used a large piece of White Glimmer Paper as the "snowy" base
  • To support the deer and the sleigh so they'd stand up, I used long 1" wide strips of paper, scored and folded to make an open rectangle. I found it needed a really strong adhesive to stay together, Stampin'UP!'s Fast Fuse worked well.
  • The gold cord trim was held in place with glue dots and the little red bows hid the glue dots from view.

Thanks for Stopping by: Take a minute and browse previous posts. If you see anything you like I'm happy to help you get the product or just to consult and explain further how the project was made . . . its all about having fun with our hobby.

Here is a list of product used to make this card.

Glue Dots
[103683]- $5.25


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