Christmas Cards

These are the last of the cards from my weekend retreat with my Stampion’ Team!  I love this cute 100_9937 card was designed by Laura Perriera!  This cute little elf is so sweet The elf’s legs are made with the Season of Style Designer paper.  The feet are made by cutting a top note die from Cherry cobbler card stock.   The bows on the elf shoes are two butterflies punched from gum ball green card stock.  The butterflies are cut apart and layered to look like bows.  The bows are made from the silver taffeta ribbon.   And to finish it off, the bells are punched from silver glimmer paper using the small scallop punch. 100_9930 copy This last card was designed by Deanna Czarniecki who is one of the most creative people that I know!!  This card is designed around the Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits. The card base is smokey slate.  This card is a gate fold card so is scored at 2 1/8″ from each end of the card base.  She layered a piece of whisper white card stock on the inside of the card and stamped the small snowflake in coastal cabana ink. Deanna stamped the small snowflake with coastal cabana ink and the medium snowflake with smokey slate ink.  She then cut these out with the framelits and also cut out a large snowflake from coastal cabana and the medium snowflake from smokey slate card stock.    She added texture to these snowflakes with the  polka dot embossing folder. 100_9941 copyTo layer the snowflakes, start with the large snowflake in coastal cabana and attach to the right half of the card.  NOTE:  Don’t add adhesive to the whole snowflake.  Just the side you are attaching to   the card!  Then layer the snowflakes stamped in smokey slate on top of the large snowflake.  Next on the left side start with the smokey slate snowflake and layer the coastal cabana stamped snowflake to the top. Deanna added a pearl jewel to the center of her top snowflake.  I used one of the frosted flurry embellishments. Simply Beautiful!!   signature line-003      

More Cards – Thanksgiving

Here are a couple of more cards from my weekend retreat!  The first is a quick and easy Thinking of you card and the second would be a great Thanksgiving card. 100_9933 copy The first card is made with Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  What a great thinking of you card!  This card was designed by my friend Dawn Burke.  She used the square lattice embossing folder to add a little dimension to the gumball green background. 100_9936 copy         This next card was designed by me.  I used the Truly Grateful stamp set with the woodgrain embossing folder.  I used soft suede ink with a sponge to add a little color to the wood grain background.  the second layer is stamped with pool party and the background stamp that is part of the Truly Grateful stamp set. Next is a piece of Sweater Weather designer paper cut using the labels frame lit die.  This piece and the pool party background piece are sponged along the edge with soft suede ink for a little dimension. I stamped the Wheat with cajun craze and tied a piece of linen thread around the wheat.  I then stamped the piece of wood and the chestnut with soft suede ink and cut those out.  The banner is stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge set and sponged with the soft suede ink.  Gorgeous grunge is a  great set to create backgrounds. The last post will be tomorrow with the last couple of cards! Want to participate in our spring retreat??  Join my team!!  We do a Girls weekend twice a year to the cape and have a great time!!  We all learn something new – even us old dogs that have been stamping for 12 years!!   signature line-003    

Last Day for $25 Starter Kit

I can’t believe that it has been 12 years since I have become a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator!  I have made the best friends while doing something that I love.  Today is the last day for the $25 Starter Kit.   And if you join today, you can join us for our annual Retreat to Cape Cod this coming weekend!

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Watch a short video here and signup today!

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3D Christmas Tree

This 3D Christmas Tree made with Stampin’ Up!’s designer paper and Dazzling Details glitter is absolutely beautiful in person.  I have had so many compliments on this tree over the past two years since my friend Karyn created it!

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The Story behind this Tree.  2 years ago the Simply Scored Scoring Tool came out and my friend Karyn immediately purchased one.  And she went to town.  The next week, when I saw her, she had created this beautiful tree!  Then last year – Stampin’ Up! introduced the Rosette Die for the Big Shot.  The die made this project much easier and quicker!!

So this year – after many requests I am offering the directions for this 3D Tree with full detailed directions and a technique video.

There is a small and large version of the tree.  It is made by cutting strips of designer paper and using the Rosette Sizzix die to score the strips.  You then accordion fold the strips and make lollies for the layers of the tree.

 I am also offering this Tree in Kit form with a   full set of directions with pre-cut and scored designer paper with a bottle of dazzling details for embellishment.  Everything has been pre-cut and scored for you so all you need is a glue gun to assemble the tree.

Option 1 – Full Instructions with Technique Video

Option 2 – Pre-cut Designer paper with Instructions and Video

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Colors
There are a couple of options for designer papers…  This is what I have prepped: Winter Frost – Blue/Silver blue-silver               Victorian – Red/Green victorian-red-green         Red/Green red-green              

Enjoy!

These trees are a lot of fun to make!

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Weekly Stampin’ Up! specials

So are you enjoying Stampin’ Up!’s new weekly specials?  This week’s specials are the following items.  You can click here to order on my website.  Click on SHOP in upper right corner to get to my online store!  
Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN
Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
In Color Dahlia’s Item # 127556Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN
Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN
Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
As always, the discount will appear at checkout! Don’t forget that  new uploads are available for My Digital Studio every Tues.day  Here are the weekly MDS uploads that are available! Happy Stampin’!   signature line-003  

New Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!

Starting on Tuesday, October 8, Stampin’ Up! will update the online store with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what Stampin’ Up! is  offering. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out. This week’s deals are as follows:
Squares Collection Framelits Dies: 130921 Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 127749 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack: 126187 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack: 127857 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Petite Curly Label Punch: 129405 Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template – Digital Download :126157 Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN
  And if you would like a chance to be the Mystery Hostess for this week – use the hostess code VEF6TGM3.  Maybe you will be the mystery hostess for this order!!  I’ll draw the mystery hostess on Monday evening at the end of the Holiday weekend. Click here and Click on Shop in the top right corner.   signature line-003

Join my Team

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Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  For the next two weeks, from October 7th to the 21st, you can join my team for just $25!  Just to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Birthday!!  You can watch a short video about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator here.

So here are the details:

The $25 Starter Kit is for 2 weeks only – October 8th to the 21st. The $25 Starter Kit includes

  • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogs
    • A package of the current seasonal catalog
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Customer Order Forms
    • Customer postcards
Additional benefits include:  30% off your first order as a demonstrator (20% instant income on all orders after that) and you will be able to choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December) I have  a great Demo team.  My team is very creative and we all work together to share classes and ideas….  and you have me as your upline.  I am dedicated to helping my team members build the type of business they want.  Our next Demonstrator retreat is October 25th to the 27th on Cape Cod. Contact me today for more details or click Join Now to signup. signature line-003