Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Homework Cards

Each month I try to give my stamp club members "homework."  This is one way to keep them stamping between our monthly meetings.  It also gets them to actually USE the things they purchase.  And this month it gave me some beautiful handmade Christmas cards since their homework assignment was to make a Christmas card for me!  Here are the cards I received:

If I receive anymore late "assignments" I will post them at a later date! 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Santa's Gift Card Holder

I made one of these cards for each of my coworkers.  There were 11 of us that went out to eat on the last day of school before Christmas break.  I have seen several cards like this on Pinterest and made a few changes to make it my own.

 Stampin' Up! supplies used to make this card:
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Curly label punch, 1" square punch

I also used two non-Stampin' Up! supplies to make this card: the embossing folder for Santa's beard, and a button wafer thin die.

I tucked a gift certificate for the restaurant where we ate inside this cute card:
Because the gift certificates were just a cash register receipt, I added the scallop square with a retired  greeting stamp to keep the certificate tacked down.  I did not  sign the cards because I handed them out at the restaurant and told everyone that they were free to "re-gift" the card if they wanted to!  A regular gift card will also fit into the opening.

We had a fun time at lunch.  Below are photos of the chef preparing our meal:

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Don't forget about the Year End Closeout Sale

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Book of Cash

 This is an envelope I made using the ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD.  I put a "Book of Cash" inside  that I made for my niece for Christmas.  Below is the envelope next to the book of cash:
And here is the inside of the "book":
 There were some bigger bills in the back!  I hope she liked it!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration.  I have a few more Christmas projects to share with you - then get ready for the Countdown to the new Occasions catalog and Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year - SALE-A-BRATION.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Cute Gift Bag!

This was the "3D" project we made at my stamp club classes in December.  It is a cute gift bag that will hold a full sized card on the front.  Why tuck a beautiful handcrafted card away inside the bag, when you can display it for everyone to see, and dress up a plain bag at the same time?!

First we used Stars Decorative Mask to stamp the star background on a plain gift bag.  The we used the Confetti Stars Punch and the Word Window Punch to make the holder for the card.   Below is a close up of the card we made.

Products used to make this card are:

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Designer Series Paper: All is Calm
Stamp Set: Festival of Trees
Accessories: Lost Lagoon ribbon, Circles Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Tree punch, Frosted Sequins, pearls

As my club members were making their cards, I was loving the design more and more........and so I ended up making another 20+  to send out to family and friends.  Here is how some of them looked using different ink, paper, and ribbon combinations.

And after all my club members made their cards, and I made my 25 or so there was still this many embellishments left over:

And right now these embellishments are part of the YEAR END CLOSEOUT SALE.

If you have any questions about how to make this card, or if you would like information about my stamp clubs and classes, please CONTACT ME or leave a comment below.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday's Mailbox

If you are one of my stamp club members this should have appeared in your mailbox by now.  It's the new Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up!  You can drool over the fabulous new products, make your wish lists, and be ready to order on January 6.   AND,  for each $50 you spend - you will earn an exclusive FREE product from the Sale-a-bration flyer.  (I will be tucking a flyer in your stamp club order.)

If you are not one of my regular stampers, but would like a catalog and SAB flyer, please CONTACT ME and I will get one to you right away!

The catalog and flyer will also be posted on my MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE on January 6.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Club Cards

 Here is one of the cards we made at my stamp club classes this month.  I am trying to use the stamp sets that I have purchased - but never inked up!  This card was made using the Six Sided Sampler stamp set.  Below is another version of the card.

Other Stampin' Up! products used to make this card are: Lullaby Designer Series paper, coordinating card stock, Honeycomb embossing folder,  Hexagon punch, Linen Thread, and embellishments that are now retired.  They are so cute that I was hoarding them -  and now they are no longer available to purchase.

Below is a quick card I made  using some paper scraps and the hexagon punch.

CLICK HERE to see current Stampin' Up! promotions, including the Weekly Deals and End of Year Closeout Sale!

If you choose to place an online order, please use the hostess code: ZWTDSRNZ

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Paper Pumpkin December 2014

Stampin' Up! has done it again!  They sent me another FABULOUS Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can see what came inside this month's project box if you click on the video. 

ALSO inside December's kit was an extra FREE gift - the ESSENTIALS PAPER PIERCING PACK - a $7.95 value!  What a nice Christmas surprise!  Paper Piercing is a technique I used all the time when I first started stamping and we just recently revisited that technique in a recent stamp club class.  

Click on the Paper Pumpkin link at the top or bottom of this page for more information and to sign up!  You can also order a prepaid subscription (1, 3, 6, or 12 months) FROM MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE.

A Paper Pumpkin subscription makes a great gift!

If you choose to place an online order, please use the hostess code:  ZWTDSRNZ

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Winners Are.....

 I have been a real slacker lately!  I have not posted club projects or chosen a star stamper for the past few months.  So at my club meetings last weekend I chose several winners and gave out some long over due prizes.  Lyn (above) chose a pack of card stock as her prize.

Jean (below left) chose a stamp set for being Star Stamper.  PLUS she received two other small prizes for posting the most comments on my blog!  Patti (below right) chose a stamp set as her prize for making the winning card in THIS CONTEST.

Kelly B. was chosen as another Star Stamper - but she wasn't able to attend this month, due to her daughter's graduation and wedding in Florida!  Now that's an excuse!  She can choose her prize at January's club meeting.

If you would like to join in the fun, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

To see current Stampin' Up! products and promotions, please visit my website BY CLICKING HERE

If you choose to place an online order, please use the hostess code: ZWTDSRNZ

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December's Thank You GIft

I like to give a little treat to the ladies who come to my stamp classes.  This month I didn't get anything made for them, so I had them make their own gift bag!  This bag is easy to make, and a great way to use up some of your extra Designer Series Paper.  It is made using a 6 x 12 in piece of DSP.  When finished it measures around 4 x 4.  We used retired paper and retired sweater trim to make the handles.  At the end of class, everyone chose a free Stampin' Up! product (baker's twine, washi tape, single stamps, tags, ribbon, etc...) to put in their bag to take home.

CLICK HERE to see current Stampin' Up! promotions, including the Weekly Deals and End of Year Closeout Sale!

If you choose to place an online order, please use the hostess code: ZWTDSRNZ

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

CLICK HERE  to see these fabulous deals!  Up to 80% off!  While supplies last!

If you choose to place an online order, please use the hostess code:GQ2ZC6C9

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