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Posted on November 2, 2017

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

Paper crafting/ Projects

Happy Thursday friends! Now that Halloween is over, you know what that means, right? Time to start thinking about Christmas cards! I drove by one of our local malls yesterday and a big crane was setting up an enormous lighted and decorated tree. My first reaction was to scream NOOOO!!!!!! It's not even Thanksgiving yet. But, I know the holidays will creep up on all of us (this happens every year, right?!) so I want to start giving you some card and other project ideas over the next few weeks. Today I'm sharing Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe.

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

If you typically send out a lot of cards to friends and family, I think you'll love this simple design. Only one stamp set is used, and just a few other products.

I'll share the instructions below but let me give you a few time-saving tips when making this card, or any other card for that matter.

  • Assemble all your card “ingredients” first. Just like when you bake for the holidays, typically you pull out the recipe and make sure you have all the necessary items before you start. Don't forget envelopes!
  • Cut all your paper at one time and put into individual stacks, then into a ziploc bag. Once you get ready to assemble, you'll have all the paper pieces ready. The bag helps to keep them clean and organized. I typically go on a crafting retreat before the holidays to work on my cards and this system helps me get right down to business.
  • Do all of your stamping at one time. Be sure you have re-inked your stamp pads ahead of time so you will get a clean, crisp stamped image.
  • If you are using embellishments or ribbon, be sure to check ahead of time to make sure you have enough for every card.

Merry Mistletoe instructions, including measurements

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMerry Mistletoe (143655)
  • Card Stock – Be Merry (144111), Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Garden Green (102584)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966), Garden Green (126973)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL adhesive (104332), 1 3/4” circle punch (119850), Regals Enamel Dots (141681)

Measurements:

  • Be Merry: 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 2 3/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White: 1 1/2” x 3 1/2”; 2” square; scraps for trees
  • Cherry Cobbler: 1 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Garden green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions:

Create Garden Green card base. Adhere two pieces of Be Merry paper using SNAIL adhesive.

Ink phrase using Cherry Cobbler Ink and stamp onto Whisper White strip. Adhere to Cherry Cobbler strip and then to card front using SNAIL.

Stamp two trees using Garden Green ink and cut out using paper snips.

Punch Whisper White circle. Adhere two trees to circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere circle to card front using SNAIL.

To complete card add two Garden Green enamel dots.

If I can help you with this card or you'd like to schedule “creative session” to brainstorm ideas for YOUR perfect card, just shoot me an email and we'll get busy!

 

 

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Posted on November 1, 2017

Stampin’ Blends Are HERE – YEA!

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Stampin' Blends Are HERE – YEA! We've all been waiting anxiously for these! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. The first release consists of  26 Markers, Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers.

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=147475

I have been playing with mine since I was able to pre-order and I love them!

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers!

Another note, you can get the full collection available when you choose it as part of your starter kit. AND, you won't pay any shipping for this either, just sales tax! I have recommended this option to my customers who do want all of the Blends NOW! There really are other benefits to getting the starter kit and no downside.  Purchasing the starter kit makes you a member of my team, Girls, INK! Many of my team join just for the discount or to get specific products as part of the starter kit and save money right away! I also have others who, like me, have created a business, earning money, fabulous trips, group events and training, and much more! I would love to chat with you about Stampin' Up! OR if you are ready to get your starter kit now, click here! The product number for the entire set of Stampin' Blends is 147475. Of course, you can also just order the entire set without purchasing the starter kit; the choice is yours!

Thanks for joining me today and if I can help you in any way, I'm just a call (214-293-4461), text, or email away! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2017

Did You Know?

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Did you know that October's Paper Pumpkin kit was so popular that when Stampin' Up! made extra full kits available they sold out in thirty minutes?? I think that is a record; never happened before! The kit was so cute!

The November kit is supposed to be JUST as fabulous! You can be sure you don't miss out on this one by ordering now, BEFORE November 10. Click here to order.

I have had my own Paper Pumpkin subscription since the beginning and I love getting my special craft box every month. Did you know that you can also gift Paper Pumpkin subscription? Yep…you can give a one, three, six, or twelve month subscription. I've given to avid crafters as well as newbies who don't know which end of a stamp is up…lol. These all-inclusive kits come with full color instructions and everything you need to complete the projects (except for a pair of adhesive and some sort of adhesive or glue) inside of the box. How easy is that!

So, if you want to check some things off your list early, why not order your gifts now and then you'll have extra time to spend at the malls…HA!

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Posted on October 11, 2017

Quick Technique Tip Today – Leaf Veins

Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! I have a quick technique tip for you today – leaf veins. Did you know that Stampin' Up! has an Instagram site? This is where I found this great tip for today. No need to reinvent the wheel every day, right! 🙂

Quick Technique Tip Today - Leaf Veins

Simply stamp the leaf from Gourd Goodness Stamp Set, line up the Leaf Punch with the image you just stamped and…voila! You'll have a detailed leaf that will add beauty to any card!

For more great tips like this one, be sure you receive my email newsletter. Just put your information in at the top and you'll receive a free gift PLUS you'll start receiving great information and tips.

 

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Posted on October 9, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

What a fun stamping event we had this weekend! Over 80 ladies gathered to make cards, gift tags and gift card holders. All of the projects used the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack.  I think many just blow on past this section in the catalog thinking,  “I'm not a scrapbooker”. I wouldn't be interested in these packs.

This $10 little gem is NOT just for scrapbooking, as you can see from the picture below.

Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack

Memories and More Card Packs have two sizes of cards.  In addition, there are two of each card. The ladies at our event loved this so if they wanted to make two projects with the same card, they could! Also, if they wanted to use the front of one card and then also use the back, too they could do that as well.

Seriously, this is one of the best values in the catalog. And, there are several other Memories and More Card Packs for different occasions. See all of the choices here.

Watch this short video below. Carrie from the Home Office shows you a little bit more about the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Pack.

If you do enjoy memory keeping (aka scrapbooking), the Memories and More suite of products also has albums and pocket pages. Additionally, these make great gifts for busy moms! You can see the entire line of Memories and More products at my online store, just a click away!

Thanks for popping in today!

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