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Monday, November 24th, 2014

The ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE is here along with DOORBUSTERS – GET $5 EMBOSSING FOLDERS FOR TODAY ONLY!!!

TODAY begins a week long sale called the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA where a huge amount of items are ON SALE AT UP TO 50% OFF!!!

ALL ITEMS ON SALE THIS WEEK ARE DETAILED BELOW – plus you can find them in the ONLINE STORE BY CLICKING HERE!

AND TO KICK OFF THE SALE FOR TODAY ONLY THERE ARE FANTASTIC DOORBUSTERS– get Embossing Folders for JUST $5 EACH!!!   

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Those Doorbusters are:

  • EMBOSSING FOLDERS for JUST $5 – that’s $3 off the regular price!
  • THE GIFT BOX PUNCH BOARD at 30% OFF making it JUST $13.96!
  • A CARD KIT BUNDLE that contains TWO CARD KITS for JUST $34.93!
  • FIND THESE TODAY ONLY DOORBUSTERS BY CLICKING HERE

BUT HURRY – these items are ONLY AVAILABLE AT THESE PRICES TODAY – MONDAY 24th NOVEMBER – AND ONLY WHILST SUPPLIES LAST – if you want any of them, grab em now!
 
AND FOR THIS WEEK ONLY – MY OWN PERSONAL THANKSGIVING SPECIAL JUST FOR YOU!
 
When you place an order with me in my online store from TODAY through December 2nd for a minimum of $50* I am going to mail you a 6×6 square of every sheet of full size Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog – there are SIX different packs – meaning you will receive a total of 36 SQUARES OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPER for FREE – this is a $9 VALUE you get for FREE!!!
 
These pieces will be from the packs All is Calm, Santa & Co, Under the Tree, Nordic Noel, Color Me Autumn and Monster Medley

HERE ARE THE FULL DETAILS OF WHAT IS ON SALE IN THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA:
 
FIRST UP – DOORBUSTERS FOR *TODAY ONLY*- IF YOU WANT ANY OF THESE ‘TODAY ONLY’ ITEMS GET THEM FAST TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

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EMBOSSING FOLDERS – JUST $5 EACH! – find them on pgs 226-227 & in the Holiday Catalog or ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

130916  Alphabet Press
132970  Ampersand
127750  Argyle
132187  Arrows
133520  Decorative Dots
127023  Delicate Designs
127751  Fancy Fan
135818  Filigree Frame – HOLIDAY CATALOG
133727  Fun Frames
129378  Honeycomb
133737  Lovely Lace
135817  Lucky Stars – HOLIDAY CATALOG
129984  Modern Mosaic
120902  Northern Flurry
135876  On Point – HOLIDAY CATALOG
117335  Perfect Polka Dots
133739  Polka Dot
133740  Tiny Triangles
129376  Wildflower Meadow
133738  Zig Zag

THE GIFT BOX PUNCH BOARD – 30% OFF – find it on pg 5 of the Holiday Catalog or ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

135863  Gift Box Punch Board – regularly $19.95 – TODAY ONLY $13.96!

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CARD KIT BUNDLE – 30% OFF – find them on pgs 196-7 or ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

140350  Card Kit Bundle – you get BOTH THE EVERYDAY OCCASIONS & HIP HIP HOORAY CARDMAKING KITS in this bundle – regularly $49.90 – TODAY ONLY $34.93!

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AND HERE ARE THE ITEMS ON SALE ALL WEEK – FROM TODAY THROUGH DECEMBER 2nd

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133769  Alphabet Rotary Stamp – ON SALE FOR $7.48 (reg $14.95) – pg 191
133795  Chalkboard Banner Kit – ON SALE FOR $9.98 (reg $19.95) – pg 203
133629  Tag a Bag Accessory Kit – ON SALE FOR $3.98 (reg $7.95) – pg 201
129027  Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – ON SALE FOR $3.75 (reg $7.50) – pg 204
132290  Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle – ON SALE FOR $2.98 (reg $5.95) – pg 199
133779  Seasons Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps – ON SALE FOR $5.48 (reg $10.95)
126187  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack – ON SALE FOR $3.98 (reg $7.95) – pg 218
133778  Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack – ON SALE FOR $3.98 (reg $7.95) – pg 218
130685  Simply Pressed Clay – ON SALE FOR $3.48 (reg $6.95) – pg 208
133719  Gold Glimmer Paper – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95) – pg 193
135314  Silver Glimmer Paper – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95) – pg 193
131269  Epic Day Washi Tape – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95) – pg 190
133689  Beach House Washi Tape – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95) – pg 190
133690  Sweet Sadie Washi Tape – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95) – pg 190

Punches:
133785  Fun Flower Punch – ON SALE FOR $9.98 (reg $16.95) – pg 219
133782  2″ Circle Punch – ON SALE FOR $8.48 (reg $16.95) – pg 221
133781  What’s Up Punch – ON SALE FOR $8.48 (reg $16.95) – pg 222
131267  Mosaic Punch – ON SALE FOR $7.98 (reg $15.95) – pg 222
133784  Hearts Border Punch – ON SALE FOR $7.98 (reg $15.95) – pg 222
133786  sweetheart Punch – ON SALE FOR $7.98 (reg $15.95) – pg 222

Ribbons – all on pgs 206-207
130018  Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
131151  Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130015  Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130011  Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130017  Wisteria Wonder 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130014  Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130016  Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130013  Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
130012  Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
133671  Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
133672  Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $4.48 (reg $8.95)
127844  Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $3.98 (reg $7.95)
134548  Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $3.48 (reg $6.95)
134547  Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $3.48 (reg $6.95)
125583  Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding – ON SALE FOR $3.48 (reg $6.95)
134582  Early Espresso 1/2″ Seam Binding – ON SALE FOR $3.48 (reg $6.95)
134583  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon – ON SALE FOR $2.48 (reg $4.95)
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130658  Big Shot Magnetic Platform – ON SALE FOR $23.97 (reg $39.95) – pg 224
132147  Extra Large Gift Boxes – ON SALE FOR $2.37 (reg 34.95) – pg 200
131260  2013-2015 In Color Markers – ON SALE FOR $8.97 (reg $14.95) – pg 179
133654  2014-2016 In Color Markers – ON SALE FOR $8.97 (reg $14.95) – pg 179
133453  Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Set – ON SALE FOR $8.37 (reg $13.95) – Online
133519  Banner Punch – ON SALE FOR $7.77 (reg $12.95) – pg 223
133697  Gold Soiree DSP – ON SALE FOR $7.77 (reg $12.95) – pg 184
132142  Silver Metallic Encore Ink Pad – ON SALE FOR $5.97 (reg $9.95) – pg 211
132141  Gold Metallic Encore Ink Pad – ON SALE FOR $5.97 (reg $9.95) – pg 211
133756  Silver Stampin Glitter – ON SALE FOR $2.37 (reg $3.95) – pg 213
133757  Gold Stampin Glitter – ON SALE FOR $2.37 (reg $3.95) – pg 213

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140356 Perfect Banner Clear-Mount Bundle – INCLUDES Perfect Pennants Clear Stamp Set (133230) AND Banners Framelits Dies (132179)
ON SALE FOR $34.23 (reg $48.90) – pgs 16 & 231

140354 Big Lullabye Clear Mount Bundle – INCLUDES Big News stamp set (134018) AND Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695)
ON SALE FOR $32.00 (reg $42.90) – pgs 68 & 187

140354 Big Lullabye Wood-Mount Bundle – INCLUDES Big News stamp set (134015) AND Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695)
ON SALE FOR $38.43 (reg $54.90) – pgs 68 & 187

140358 Something Itty Bitty Clear Bundle – INCLUDES Something to Say Clear-Mount Stamp Set (134180) AND Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
ON SALE FOR $27.23 (reg  $38.90) – pgs 104 & 222

140357 Something Itty Bitty Wood Bundle – INCLUDES Something to Say Wood-Mount Stamp Set (134177) AND Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
ON SALE FOR $32.83 (reg $46.90) – pgs 104 & 222

132637 Paper Pumpkin Wahoo Refill Kit* – ON SALE FOR $5.57 (reg $7.95) – Online
132022 Itty Bitty Banners Wood Stamps – ON SALE FOR $11.17 (reg $15.95) – pg 79
133007 Celebration Basics Kit – ON SALE FOR $10.47 (reg $14.95) – pg 202
133411 Bombs Away Birthday Set – ON SALE FOR $9.77 (reg $13.95) – Online
127555 Vintage Faceted Buttons – ON SALE FOR $4.17 (reg $5.95) – pg 209
129964 Essentials Hardware Clips – ON SALE FOR $4.17 (reg $5.95) – pg 209
133752 Calypso Coral Emboss Powder – ON SALE FOR $3.47 (reg $4.95) – pg 213
133753 Crushed Curry Emboss Powder  – ON SALE FOR $3.47 (reg $4.95) – pg 213

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140359 This and That Bundle – INCLUDES Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769) AND This and That Documented Journal (133707) AND Documented This and That Designer Stickers (133688)
ON SALE FOR $24.68 (reg $30.85) – pgs 190-191

132007 From My Heart Wood Stamp Set – ON SALE FOR $31.96 (reg $39.95) – pg 106
133723 Stars Framelits Dies – ON SALE FOR $21.56 (reg $26.95) – pg 231
131056 A Dozen Thoughts Wood Stamps – ON SALE FOR $21.56 (reg $26.95) – pg 108
129021 Window Frames Framelits Dies – ON SALE FOR $21.56 (reg $26.95) – pg 231
130159 Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies – ON SALE FOR $19.96 (reg $24.95) – pg 230
131271 Epic Day This and That Stickers – ON SALE FOR $3.96 (reg $4.95) – pg 191
133707 This and That Documented Journal – ON SALE FOR $8.76 (reg $10.95) – pg 190
133450 Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer Set – ON SALE FOR $11.16 (reg $13.95) – Online
133481 Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Set – ON SALE FOR $11.16 (reg $13.95) – Online
131521 Paper Pumpkin Hello to You Refill – ON SALE FOR $6.36 (reg $7.95) – Online
132288 Paper Pumpkin Love Notes Refill – ON SALE FOR $6.36 (reg $7.95) – Online
132630 Paper Pumpkin Pedal Praise Refill – ON SALE FOR $6.36 (reg $7.95) – Online
136922 Paper Pumpkin Sweet as Pie Refill – ON SALE FOR $6.36 (reg $7.95) – Online

WOW – WHAT FANTASTIC DEALS ARE TO BE HAD THIS WEEK!!!  
 
Again, I cannot stress enough – if you want any of the above on sale items, order them FAST to be sure you get what you want!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR DOORBUSTERS & ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA BARGAINS!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for November 18th through 24th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday November 17th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

WeeklyDeals18-24NovHere is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

SUPER excited to be today’s Guest Tutorial Author at Splitcoaststampers!

That’s right – I had the HUGE honor of writing a tutorial as part of Splitcoaststampers Holiday Blitz that is going on this week!!!

When I started out stamping & scrapbooking I would spend hours there looking at all of the wonderful ideas, wondering if I could ever possibly make anything like what I saw and then learning from those ideas and everyone’s experience and help…and this began my love of playing with paper, stamps & glitter!

And so to be asked to be a guest Author was such a huge honor – I squealed LOL – it is such a wonderful way that I can contribute back to such a valuable community where I learned so much and TODAY is the day that my tutorial is published!

You can find my tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers by clicking HERE

It is for a fun treat that I made last year featuring an Elf Shoe and a stack of cookies…you make a cute festive colored elf shoe base and into it you pop a ‘stocking’ of sandwich cookies – you can get red & green filled cookies in grocery stores right now and they are perfect for this project…

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Please note – when I made the tutorial last month there were no festive colored sandwich cookies in the stores yet and so I had to use white sandwich ones which is what you see above!

BUT here are the original ones that I made last year when those red & green cookies were available…

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Aren’t they cute?!  I love these little treats and they are super fun & economical to make!

If you want to find out how to make some of your own, please hop on over to find my tutorial at Splitcoaststampers by clicking HERE – you will also find the template that you can print out and a video tutorial there too…

That was MY FIRST EVER VIDEO – so please excuse any bumps & hiccups in it – I was incredibly nervous when making it!!! 

If you have any questions about making these please click here to email me and I will be very happy to help.

Supplies used to make my Elf Shoe Stocking Treats:

Cardstock: Old Olive 12×12 124284), Real Red 12×12 (124290)
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315)
Ribbons: Any festive red/green ribbons will work!
Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 7/8″ Scallop Circle (129404), Scallop Edge (119882)
Die: Banners Framelits (132173)
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (104294), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)
Misc: Elf Shoe Template, Stamps & Ink, Red/Green/White sandwich cookies, White Bakers Twine (124262)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Santa Stache with Stars…

There is a very fun stamp set in the Holiday Catalog that features a Santa and a Nutcracker, both of whom sport mustaches…

The set is called Santa Stache and you can find it on pg 18 – and the fab thing about both of those character stamps is that they really don’t need a lot of coloring but they each make a big feature on a card or tag – making them PERFECT for batch card making!

Here is my card…I decided to go with strong, bold elements & love how it turned out…what doesn’t show well in the photos is that white layer is actually Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper which makes this card very sparkly & hints of snow…

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The card base…this card is sized 5″ square and the base is Crumb Cake cardstock.  On this I layered a piece of Cherry Cobbler – cut to measure 4 1/2″ square – and this sets the bold but simple scene for the fun elements on top…

The big star…is super easy to make using a die from Stars Framelits Dies (pg 231) – I simply cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (pg 193) to measure 4 1/2″ square and then placed a Star die in the center – I ran it through my Big Shot and then took the die cut star shape away, and left behind was this fantastic star framed piece which I simply attached to the card – what a great backdrop!

The Santa image…is a stamp from Santa Stache (pg 18 Holiday Catalog) that I stamped using Memento Black Ink and colored his hat using an alcohol based marker from Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities (pg 212) – LOVE how smooth these markers are!

I then stamped another mustache, cut it out and layered it on top using Dimensionals – and then I ‘fussy cut’ him out using my very sharp Paper Snips (pg 215).

Again, hard to see from the photos, but to get a bit of sparkle onto him, I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to run a line of adhesive on his hat brim and the pom pom and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (pg 213) which ties nicely into the background…click on the ph0tos below for a larger view…

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The oval layer…I wanted to add him to a small shaped layer on top of the star, and to do this cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock into an oval shape using a die from Ovals Collection Framelits (pg 231) – and to tie it into the star theme of the background, I textured it using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder (pg 30 Holiday Catalog).

The tag…I used a fun sentiment stamp from the set Get Your Santa On (pg 30 Holiday Catalog) and cut it out using a die from Word Bubbles Framelits (pg 230)…

The finishing touch…I decided that the tag needed a little something extra and so added a small star made using a punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (pg 222) and added a small Rhinestone to it…

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I think this card is fun & cute all at the same time – and it is SUPER sparkly in real life!

Here are the images you get in the set ‘Santa Stache’ – they are fun!  Click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Santa Stache (CM 135035/WM 135032 ), Get Your Santa On (135761)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
Glitter Paper: Dazzling Diamonds (135315)
Dies: Stars Framelits (133723), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Word Bubbles (132968)
Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars (135817)
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler (130995)
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751), Two Way Glue Pen (100425), Rhinestone Jewel (119246), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430)

 CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for November 11th through 17th

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday November 17th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Thankful feathers…

 There is some fantastic inspiration in the Catalogs and today’s card comes from an idea that I found on pg 42 of the Holiday Catalog…

It features a card made using the fantastic Feathers Framelits Dies along with different materials & textures and I decided to follow this idea, change a few things and make one of my own…

And here it is…this is a card that all customers who place an order with me this week are going to be receiving in their mailboxes as a thank you…

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Isn’t that just beautiful?  I love the color combination (esp the infusion of blue!) and the use of different textures including Washi Tape…Washi Tape you ask?  Yup…one of those feathers is created using Washi Tape!

The card base…is Whisper White onto which I layered a piece of Crumb Cake that has the wood effect stamped onto it using Crumb Cake ink and the fabulous background stamp called Hardwood (pg 175).

The feathers…aren’t they awesome?  The yellow & white striped one is made simply by sticking Washi Tape from Color Me Autumn (pg 41 Holiday Catalog) diagonally onto a piece of white cardstock and then die cutting it using one of the feather dies featured in Feathers Framelits Dies (pg 42 Holiday Catalog) – easy and what a fun way to use washi!

The sparkly feather is made using Champagne Glimmer Paper (pg 193) and the blue & white one is made using a piece of paper from All is Calm DSP (pg 22 Holiday Catalog)…

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They were attached to a white layer using Dimensionals and you will see that the top edge of that layer has been shaped using the fabulous Spiral Border Punch (pg 222).

The sentiment…is a stamp from Good Greetings which is a Hostess set that you can get for FREE through October 31st – GIVING YOU JUST TWO MORE DAYS TO GET IT – FOR FREE!

In two days time this fabulous set of 19 sentiments will be gone for good – how do you get yours?  You get it for FREE on orders of $300+ (on top of your regular Hostess Rewards!) – combine orders with a friend or two and get your set for free!  Click HERE to view the sentiments in it!

I cut out my sentiment using a die from Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (pg 188) and love how this tag looks…

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The finishing touch…I wanted to add a gold button but don’t have any left…hmmm…and so I decided to make one using Brushed Gold Paper (pg 193) and two circle punches…

Simply use the 1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch to make two holes…

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And then position a 1/2″ Circle Punch over them and punch 0ut!

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I then added a bow using White Bakers Twine (pg 206) and my card was done…

This is an easy & very cost effective way to get a button-look on your Holiday cards without big expense or adding weight to your cards which is really important if mailing them…

Here are the images and item codes for the set Good Greetings – click on the picture below for a larger view…

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THIS FREE STAMP SET IS  ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH TOMORROW NIGHT SO IF YOU WANT ONE, GET YOUR ORDER IN FAST TO GET YOURS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Hardwood (CM 133035/WM 133032), Good Greetings (CM 135017/WM 134014)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Dies: Feathers Framelits (135852), Project Life Cards & Labels (135707)
DSP: All is Calm (135823)
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer (127885), Brushed Gold (102935)
Washi Tape: Color Me Autumn (135842)
Punches: 1/16 Circle Handheld (134363), 1/2″ Circle (119869), Spiral Border (119872)
Misc: White Bakers Twine (124262), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Quick & easy Hershey bar Mummy…

Well, I was looking for some quick & easy treats to make for Halloween (guess who left the school treats to the last minute again?!) and I came across a fantastic idea from Dawn Olchefske that is fun, quick & easy to make – and just perfect for those last-minute treat makers like me!!!

These are SO MUCH FUN to make and you can easily make them with kids too – my girls are going to LOVE putting these together later today, and all you need are a few basic supplies to make them…

Here is the Hershey bar mummy…

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Isn’t that CUTE?!!!  Yup – it is simply a chocolate bar that is wrapped in filter paper strips – easy, cheap & lots of fun to make!

The chocolate bar…use any that you like – I chose Hershey bars as they are my kids favorites…and the size – I bought a 6 pack of chocolate bars for around $5.  Then adhere a piece of cardstock to the front of your chocolate bar to cover the writing and give you a nice solid colored base to work with – I used a piece of Chocolate Chip sized 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″.

The paper strips…simply cut 1″ strips of very thin paper such as White Filter Paper (pg 193) and tape the end to the back of the bar and wrap it around and around – always finish at the back for a neat look.

Work your way up and down until the bar is covered and overlapped a couple of times – and leave a little space for the eyes to peek through – this is what you will have when you are done wrapping…

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The eyes…you can use googly eyes or use Circle Punches to make them – I used 1″  & 1/2″ Circle Punches to make them (all are on pg 221) – and adhere in place…

Tthey look cute just peeking out from underneath a bandage…

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The tag…is made using a stamp from Bite Me (online only stamp set – click HERE to find it!) and I shaped it using more punches – the 1 3/8″ & 1 1/4″ Circle Punches – and attached it with a piece of White Bakers Twine (pg 206)…

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Thank you for the great idea Dawn – I absolutely LOVE how these turned out and will be making a bunch more this week with my girls!

Supplies used to make this project:

Stamp: Bite Me (134622)
Paper: White Filter Paper (129393)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Punches: 1 3/8″ Circle (119860), 1 1/4″ Circle (127811), 1″ Circle (119868), 1/2″ Circle (119869)
Misc: Hershey Bar, White Bakers Twine (124262)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for October 28th through November 3rd…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals - they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday October 27th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST..

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And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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Here is a list of what is on sale – click on the blue words below to view each item

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

So Grateful for my Customers…

I just mailed out a thank you card to my customers who have ordered with me during October and love how this card turned out…

I love to leave the card that I mail to them ‘blank’ inside so that they can re-use it and so I make them seasonal and with Thanksgiving on the horizon, October’s card had a thankful Fall theme.

And here it is…I am loving those fall colors…

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This card is fun to make because I used several dies on it – LOVE playing with my Big Shot & dies!

The card base…is Soft Suede onto which I layered a piece of Cajun Craze – I also taped a triple strand piece of Linen Thread (pg 206) about 1/3rd of the way down and tied a bow onto the center of it.

The wood background…is a fabulous large background stamp called Hardwood (pg 175) – I stamped this wood image using Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock for a strong but not overpowering backdrop…

The wreath…that lovely wreath is made using three stamps from the set Wonderous Wreath (pg 9 Holiday Catalog) – you layer the stamps on top of one another and to make lining them up easy, each stamp has a tab at the top that you use as a guide…

The bottom stamp was stamped using Crushed Curry Ink, the next layer Cajun Craze and the top layer of berries is Blackberry Bliss – I then die cut this wreath out using two perfectly co-ordinating dies from Wonderful Wreath Framelits (also on pg 9) and attached my wreath to the base using Dimensionals…

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The sentiment…is from the set For All Things (pg 41 Holiday Catalog) – I stamped it using Soft Suede ink and cut it out using a banner die from Banners Framelits (pg 231).

The leaves…aren’t they cute?  I used two leaf dies from Fun Fall Framelits (pg 46 Holiday Catalog) to cut them out of Soft Suede, Crushed Curry & Tangelo Twist cardstocks…

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I love how this card turned out and hope that my customers love it to – they get a thank you card every month that they place an order with me and I always include a little gift in with it just to show how thankful I am for them…LOVE my customers!

Here are the images that you get in Wonderous Wreath and the shapes that you get in Wonderful Wreath Framelitsclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps:  Wonderous Wreath (135047),  Hardwood (CM 133035/WM 133032), For All Things (CM 135155/WM 135152)
Dies: Wonderful Wreath Framelits (135851), Fun Fall Framelits (135856), Banners Framelits (132173)
BUNDLE: Wonderous Wreath Bundle (137624)
Cardstocks: Soft Suede (115318), Cajun Craze (119684), Crushed Curry (131199), Tangelo Twist (133677), Whisper White (100730)
Inks: Crushed Curry (131173), Tangelo Twist (133646), Blackberry Bliss (133642), Soft Suede (126978)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Chick Feeder re-purposed as a Halloween Candy Corn Dispenser!

You read it right – this project uses a Chick Feeder and with it, a very different way to present your Halloween candies!!!

This works great with candy corn and M&M sized candies – the holes give you great access to get at those candies and the filled jar ensures that the bottom tray stays full!  But I warn you…it makes those candy corn irresitable to eat LOL!

AND this is a very economical dispenser too – I found the base on amazon.com for just $6 including shipping and onto it you simply screw a quart sized preserving jar – easy, quick to put together and what a novel gift for a friend or teacher!

Here is my Candy Corn Dispenser…isn’t that fun?

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this – it makes me smile every time I look at it!  SO much so that it is now sitting down on the bar between my kitchen and the family room inviting all who walk past it to grab some…where the kids are concerned, I might be regretting this later LOL!!!

The base…is a galvanized steel feeder base for birds and it is food safe – I found it on amazon.com for around $6 (and it ships for free!) and it arrived to my door really fast!  If you want to get one, CLICK HERE to find it – you could get it in time for Halloween!  Please note – it does not include the jar…

The jar…is a quart sized preserving jar – I found it in my local grocery store and got a pack of 12 of them for $11 which is also a great price (I know that Walmart carries them too) – pint sized jars will also fit onto this feeder but the quart size looks better!

Sarah’s Note: BE SURE to get jars with ‘standard’ openings – the ‘wide’ opening jars do not fit this feeder base!

Then simply fill your jar with candy, screw on the base and there you have your dispenser ready to go!

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But of course I couldn’t leave it bare and just had to embellish it with some Stampin Up goodness…

The ribbons…so I dug out some ribbons and found some perfect candy corn colored ones!  All can be found on pgs 206-7 of the Catalog and I used:

  • 134549 5/8″ Whisper White Satin
  • 133669 3/8″ Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin
  • 133671 3/8″ Hello Honey Stitched Satin

I wrapped them around the jar in layers and tied a knot – easy to get a great look!

The tag…is stamped using a stamp from Merry Everything and punched out using the perfectly co-ordinating Note Tag Punch (find both on pg 13 Holiday Catalog)…BUNDLE UP & SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUY THEM BOTH TOGETHER – details are below!

The finishing touch…I added a little Rhinestone to the top of the spider’s web and added the tag to the jar using a piece of White & Tangerine Two Tone Twine (pg 45 Holiday Catalog)…

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I am planning to make a couple more for teacher gifts – I love how these turned out and can see myself using this idea year round!

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Here are the images that you get in the stamp set I used today – Merry Everything – and the shape that you get from the Note Tag Punchclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make today’s project:

Stamp: Merry Everything (WM 135068/CM 135071)
BUNDLE: Merry Everything (WM 137635/CM 137636)
Punch: Note Tag (135860)
Ribbons: 5/8″ Whisper White Satin (134549),3/8″ Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin (133669), 3/8″ Hello Honey Stitched Satin (133671)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Misc: Bird Feeder Base, Quart Preserving Jar, White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Twine (135838), White Bakers Twine (124262), Rhinestone Jewel (119246)

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