Friday, August 29, 2014

Good Greetings Stamp Set

Would you like to receive the Good Greeting Stamp Set for Free?  Stampin' Up! is giving this exclusive set in addition to all of the other Hostess Benefits you would receive to anyone who hosts a $300.00 party.  If you don't want to have a live workshop you can just ask a few friends to put an order together that totals $300 (before shipping and tax) and you would get this set FREE - in your choice of Clear or Wood Mount. 
I would also be happy to host a workshop for you in either my home or yours.  This promotion runs until October 31, 2014 so you have time to get a few friends together and schedule your workshop.
Here is what you would receive for hosting a $300 workshop:
..the Good Greetings Stamp set in your choice of Wood or Clear
..$50.00 in your choice of any Stampin' Up! products in the  Annual and/or Holiday Catalog.
Up your party to a $400 workshop and you would receive:
..the Good Greetings Stamp Set in your choice of Wood or Clear
..$65.00 in your choice of any Stampin' Up! products in the Annual and/or Holiday Catalog.
..One item of your choice at 1/2 off. 
You can see all of the hostess benefits on page 236 of the Annual Catalog as well as see the exclusive Hostess only sets on Pages 237-240 of the Annual Catalog.  You do not need to spend your Hostess  Dollars on the Hostess Sets but they are specially priced hostess only items priced just for you.
So call me today to get a date on your calendar to host your workshop, or e-mail me with any questions about getting orders together for you that qualify for this special.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bags of Holiday Tags

The new Catalog is here!  Starting today, you can order products from the Holiday Catalog.  I have been having fun creating with my new products, and even though it is just the end of August, I have already started preparing for my upcoming Holiday Craft Fairs.  Below I am sharing samples of gift tags made using new products.  Enjoy!

I bag my tags in either 4, 8, 10, or 12 packs based on how much product and time was used to create them.  I place them in a Cello Bag and top them with a Real Red Top Note Die.  There are so many great products in this catalog to use for tags and here are a few of the ones I have created so far.

First tag made using the Santa Stache Stamp Set and cut out with an Oval Framelit.  Second tag made using the Holiday Home Stamp Set and coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelit Dies.  Stamp Set and Die can be purchased as a bundle to save 15%.  Scallop Tag Topper used to create second tag.

Tags made using the Festival of Trees Stamp Set.  First one used Window Sheets and the Tree Punch and tag filled with confetti stars from the Confetti Stars Punch.  The Angled Tag Topper used to create the tag.  The stamp set and punch can be purchased as a bundle to save 15%.

Tags made using the Merry Everything  Stamp Set and Coordinating Note Tag Punch.  Can be purchased as a bundle to save 15%.

Stamp Set  - Get Your Santa On.  I used my Blender Pen and ink to color in the images.  Tag created with the Scallop Tag Topper.

I'm not going to list all of the papers and inks I used because the list would be so long, but here are the main products used to make all of the above tags. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Halloween - Sneak Peek

Here is a card using items from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I hope you have already received your copy in the mail, but if you haven't and don't have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please contact me for your Free copy.
Don't you just love the cute paper and large Halloween Stamp.  Soon you can be making your own Holiday cards.  Products in the catalog can be ordered starting tomorrow,  August 28th. 
When the catalog goes live I will post the products used.  But for now, the current products are Tangelo Twist Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Tangelo Twist Ink, Neutral Candy Dots, and Apothecary Accents Framelits.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Let Your Hair Down

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Linda Aarhus posted a sample using her Fringe Scissors to make a card using the appropriate sentiment from the "Let Your Hair Down" Hostess Set.  Thank you Linda for your creativity.  Here is my version of a card using brown hair to make it suitable to my birthday recipient. 
First I rounded the edges of my Whisper White Card Stock base (4 1/4" x 11").  I then cut my hair pieces - one at 4" x 1 1/2"  for the top bangs (use the corner punch on this piece also), two side panels measuring 5" x 1" and two smaller side panels measuring 3" x 1".    The reason I used two side panels of two different lengths is to make it easier when cutting with your Fringe Scissors.  As you start cutting your 5" piece it gets harder to keep cutting to the top, therefore, I added the smaller layer to cover where the 5" piece is not cut. 
I also used Sticky Strip at the top of each layer to keep me from cutting all the way through and to get a good hold.  I used Candy Dots to make blue eyes, and added my sentiment to the middle.  A fun card that you can change to suite the hair and eye color of the person you are sending it too.

The following were used:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Silhouettes Screen Card

I have seen so many pretty "Screen Cards" and I finally got around to making one for my August Stamp Class.  They are really easy to make, and I have to say thank you to all of the talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who shared their creativity and dimensions.  I took my inspiration from them, and created my first screen card that I wanted to share with you.
The dimensions I used are:
1.  Start with a piece of Card Stock measuring 5 1/2" x 11"
2.  On the long side score your Card Stock at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4"
3.  Fold your Card Stock on the score lines to create your panel.
4.  For the legs - take your Decorative Label Punch and center in between each panel and punch.
5.  For the top - take your Scallop Edge Border Punch and punch along the whole top.
6.  Decorate your panels using the dimensions:  2 1/2" x 4 1/4" and 2 1/4" x 4"
I try to use sentiments that have finished sayings.  I also left some room in the last panel for a place to sign my name.
Now, you can decorate your panels any way you wish, use Designer Series Paper instead of Card Stock, or also add a another panel to the outer front panel and fold accordingly. 
The card will fit into a standard envelope which will be slightly larger in width, or you can make your own envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.  I opted to use a regular envelope so I could use standard postage. 

The following were used: