Posted on January 8, 2019

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to “Rock It” This Year?

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Online Classes

Hey Stampers! If you're ready to “kick it up a notch” as Food Channel guru Emeril says, and take your Valentine cardmaking to the next level, I'm here today with the solution: my “To You With Love” Facebook LIVE class.

Are You Ready For Your Valentines to "Rock It" This Year?

In my class, I'll teach you how to make these 4 cards. I'll also teach you a little treat holder that will be your answer whether you have 3 or 30 to make this year!

For all the details, AND to register at the special, early bird price, click HERE.

PS: each card shown here, as well as all the tips I teach you in class, can be used for any occasion where an expression of love is needed; not just for Valentine's Day!

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Posted on January 4, 2019

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

Announcements/ Paper crafting

Happy New Year Stampers! I'm here today with some exciting news! I'm going to share how to keep your stamps from falling off clear blocks. The solution…CLING stamps!

Keep Your Stamps From Falling Off Clear Blocks!

I'm sure you've experienced the same thing I have, when I've inked up a stamp and then just before stamping on the paper…poof…off falls the stamp and lands on the paper in an unplanned spot! This is so frustrating, right? Well, I've got some great news for you!

With the release of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog comes the release of our NEW Cling Stamps. These new stamps were tested in our Japan market and I've also had the chance to use them for about a month. They truly are a game changer!

Please watch this short video so you can see why I'm so excited to share this news:

Awesome, right? Our classic red rubber stamps are now better than ever! They are the same high quality rubber material you've always loved but now they come with an adhesive image label that will cling like crazy to your clear blocks (annual catalog page e206) OR Stamparatus clear plates (annual catalog page 207) each and every time you use them!

From now on, our stamps will either be “cling” or photopolymer; our large background stamps will also come with a wood option.

You can check out all the new stamp sets in the occasions catalog at my online store OR open any of our catalogs by clicking on the sidebar here on my blog.

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Posted on December 28, 2018

FAQ About Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Join My Team

FAQ About Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Given how many people ask me the same questions around the beginning of a new year, I thought it would be helpful for me to post FAQ about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Over the years I've found that often people are just looking for information and I'm always happy to share about something I love!

For me, recruiting and having a “downline” (more below) is all about leading a team of people who become Stampin' Up! Demonstrators because they love the product, love stamping and want more of it! Whether or not someone wants to become a Demonstrator to earn all the benefits offered by Stampin' Up!, they simply want a discount on their own “stuff”, or they crave community with other kindred crafters, there is a way for everyone to be a part!

OK, here we go.

One of the first questions I usually get is “How much does it cost?” A starter kit with $125.00 of product you choose, catalogs, order forms and other business supplies is $99 plus tax and FREE shipping. During Sale-A-Bration (Jan-March) you will get extra freebies, too! If you decide to continue beyond your first full quarter you need to purchase $300 a quarter, either through your own purchases, through customer orders, events you hold, etc.

Usually the next question I'm asked is “Can I REALLY make money doing this?” The answer is absolutely YES! The amount you will make depends on how much time you are willing to devote to your business. You can have a full business like I do or you can do just enough to support your own purchases. You earn commissions on your sales and that percentage increases as your sales grow. You earn volume rebates (paid by Stampin' Up! directly) on your downline's performance. You can offer classes, sell finished product, maybe even sell at craft fairs!

You can also earn “Flex Points” to spend on crafting products from the catalog, SU logo items, even fabulous trips to exotic destinations like Fiji and Thailand! My husband and I have been blessed to have earned about 8 of these trips and in 2019 we'll be headed on a cruise to the  Greek Isles, all expenses paid!

“Do I have to recruit?” Honestly the answer is no, but why wouldn't you want to share this awesome opportunity with others. Anyone who you sign up is considered your “downline”. They will look to you for guidance and support, but it is totally up to you what you provide. Mentoring my team and signing up new recruits is one of  my favorite parts, but each of us is able to run our business how we see fit.

“If I decide to hold events, what will I do ?” First, as your wonderful and awesome upline, I will help you! Stampin' Up! also provides lots of training and once you become a demonstrator you'll be part of Girls, INK, my amazing team. We have business builders and hobbyists and everyone shares and is  ready to lend a helping hand…so don't worry! We've got you covered!

Now, believe it or not, once we've gotten through these questions, the next one is usually “When and where can I sign up?” It is so easy and you can do it online, right here. I would LOVE to welcome you to my Girls, INK team if this looks like a right fit for you!

Have a few more questions that I haven't covered? Please do ASK! Email me: anne@stampmaven.com and let's have a conversation. I love to share what I do but there's no pressure. If this is right for you, great! If not, that's great, too. This is 100% your decision. I'm just here to give you the information you need.

 

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Posted on December 5, 2018

Stress Free Holidays Part 2

Holidays / Special Days

Welcome to Part 2 of Stress Free Holidays! If you missed the first part on Monday, click here.

Stress Free Holidays Part 2

None of us want to look like this sweet lady! I know I can easily get caught up in the holiday “hustle and bustle” so these tips are a great reminder for me, too!

Part 2 tips, 6-10:

Tip #6: Remember what the holidays are really about – spending time with family and friends! Perhaps you might start a new tradition of volunteering at a local food bank or soup kitchen with  family members. Most of us are blessed with so much and when we can do things to serve and cheer others, we are the ones who really benefit!

Tip #7: This tip is actually a way to “de-stress” someone else's holiday. Most of us know a young mom who might enjoy shopping (or maybe even a warm bath with a good book!) without the kids. Why not give her a call and offer complimentary kid sitting services?

Tip #8: Take care of YOU! Most of us wear ourselves out bustling around, giving to others. We forget that if we aren't feeling well physically and mentally that can truly affect those around us in a less than positive way. Make it a priority to give yourself some “down time”!

Tip #9: Ask for help! You don't have to be Martha Stewart OR Martha of Mary and Martha in the Bible. Delegate! You don't have to cook everything and make your home spotless all on your own!

Tip #10: GRATITUDE! Especially at this time of the year, we should spend more time counting our blessings, remembering what we have instead of worrying about what we don't. Instead of “Keeping up with the Jones's,” take a minute to appreciate the simple joys of love, family, friends, good health, etc.

I hope my tips gave you some good suggestions and, perhaps brought a smile or two as you read through the list! If there is anything I can do to help you have a stress free holiday, please give me a shout!

 

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Posted on December 5, 2018

Year-End Closeout and Last Chance Retiring Products

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Today's the day!

Year-End Closeout and Last Chance Retiring Products

Today begins the shopping period for some retiring holiday products, some of which have been discounted! Have you heard the expression “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, in this case if you've waited to purchase some of your holiday favorites, you might just score a discount!

Here is the list of all the holiday items retiring, as well as the available discounts.

Last Chance Items

Shop now before your favorites run out; all items are while supplies last! Happy shopping!

P.S. Why not print out and mark this list for “Santa” and send him right to my online store! You'll be assured of getting exactly what you want for Christmas this year! 🙂

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Posted on December 4, 2018

FREE SHIPPING Today Only Until Midnight!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

FREE SHIPPING Today Only Until Midnight!

Hey Stampers! Did you know today is the busiest online shopping day of the year?? So, to celebrate, I'm offering FREE shipping on any order at my online store, today only, until midnight!

Here's how it will work. Stampin' Up! does not have a way for us to allow for free shipping on our websites. 🙁 So, once I see that you've placed your order using host code XH7TYGB2 I will send off a check for the amount of shipping you paid. I've offered this promotion a couple of times in the sixteen years I've been a demonstrator, and everyone has always gotten their refund!

This is a great chance to stock up on items or purchase that Holiday Catalog item you've been wanting! Feel free to have your “Santa” shop for you and they will get the same deal!

Click HERE to shop and thank you!!

 

 

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Posted on December 3, 2018

Stress Free Holidays

Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! If you're like I am, you are always looking for ways to take some of the “stress” out of the holidays and return some ho-ho-ho, instead of OH NO! Today I'll share 5 tips and then follow up with 5 more on Wednesday!Stress Free Holidays

Tip #1: Shop Online! Shopping malls can be absolutely craazzy this time of year! To avoid this, try to shop online. You'll save energy and frustration and you'll be able to get everything wrapped in plenty of time! If for some reason your “perfect gift” is out of stock, at least you'll know it's coming and you can think of a clever way to wrap up a picture or representation of the gift to give the recipient.

Tip #2:  Ship items directly to your gift recipients. If you have friends on the other side of the U.S.  or perhaps in another country, or even if you’re planning on buying gifts online for someone near you, try shipping the item directly to your recipient's address! Many websites even let you to ship items with gift wrapping and an individualized message!

Tip #3:  Plan in advance how you'll be getting home from your holiday celebrations! To make sure you and your friends stay safe,  plan out ahead of time how you will all get home that night, whether it be by designated driver, taxi, or ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber. If you know that you and your friends will be getting home safely, you can celebrate stress-free!

Tip #4: Plan in some “down time” and enjoy a cup of herbal tea! AND maybe a sweet treat or two(sugar fuels the body you know!) to keep your computer typing strength in good order! 🙂

Tip#5:  If you are traveling to visit friends and/or family, arrange to travel at non-peak times if possible. Take the red eye flight when lines will be shorter and getting through security will be easier. If you’re driving, don’t hit the highway right at rush hour if you can avoid it. Also, some major highways choose the middle of the night to work on construction projects, so use traffic apps to anticipate any bumper to bumper construction traffic and take alternative routes to get you to your destination without avoidable delays.

Pop back in on Wednesday when I'll share 5 more tips!

 

 

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Posted on November 26, 2018

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

Classes / Events/ Facebook LIVE/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had plenty of good food and family fun! Our newest grandchild was the hit of the day. Needless to say she was in my arms most of the day! 🙂

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

 

Today's free PDF Tutorial is a stunning, yet simple scrapbook page. Your favorite family photo from this year's gathering will look beautiful on this page!

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Snow is Glistening (149742)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (124302), Silver Foil ((132178), Velvet (149619)

 

  • Misc. Big Shot (143263), Snowfall Thinlits (149692), Snail (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Snowflake Trinkets (149620), Adhesive Sheets (144106)
  • Measurements:
  • Card Stock 1: Whisper White 12 x 12, 2 x 12
  • Card Stock 2: Silver Foil (2) ½ x 12, scraps
  • Card Stock 3: White Velvet scrap

 

Instructions:

  1. Emboss 2 x 12 Whisper white using Snowfall Thinlits and the Big Shot and the embossing mats.
  2. Cut all snowflakes except the largest one using Snowfall Thinlits and the Big Shot.
  3. Adhere ½” x 12” strips of Silver Foil to embossed Whisper white on both sides and adhere to left side of Scrapbook Page.
  4. Adhere Snowflakes as desired using Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere two Snowflake Trinkets using a Glue Dot.
  6. Adhere adhesive sheet to Silver Foil Scrap and then Cut Merry Christmas using Merry Christmas to all Framelits and the Big Shot. Adhere to page.

Just a quick reminder before you go, there's still time to get the Early Bird price for my upcoming Gift Card Holder Bonanza Class. I'd love for you to join me! I'll be sharing several ideas that will help take the stress out of your holiday gift giving this year!

Free PDF Tutorial and Class Registration Info

CLICK HERE to register and feel free to email me with any questions!

 

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Posted on November 21, 2018

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

Announcements/ Stamping

That's right Stampers, you read that correctly! Starting On November 23 and continuing through November 28, you will be able to take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! That's like FREE SHIPPING! How awesome is that? Here are the details:

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

November 23–24: PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

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November 25–26: STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

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November 27–28: TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadlines: Online: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

A few “fine print” type details:

  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.
I have a PDF for you of all excluded items if you'd like to view and/or download:
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Once the first sale period begins just after midnight on the morning of the 24th, if you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store. Bookmark this link so you can easily find it during the sale: Anne's store

Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale. Once you've compiled your list, the only thing left to do is shop!

Be sure to use hostess code WPE94BDD for your chance to win a brand new Stamparatus bag! Any order placed on or before November 30th at 11:00 PM CST qualifies! Winner will be drawn randomly from all who qualify and result will be announced on December 1.

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!

Before we all get busy gathering with family and friends, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Dave and I truly are thankful for your friendship and your loyalty to our business! Since we have a newborn in the family, we are traveling to her house AND I ordered our dinner. Why spend time in the kitchen when I can spend time holding my new grand cherub! Isn't she adorable?

Take 10% Off Almost Everything in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!

There was a LOT of info in this post so if you have any questions at all or need any help, please do give me a shout!

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Posted on November 19, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas Projects – 5 Remaining!

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! I hope you've been getting my weekly email with a new free project tutorial delivered right to your inbox! These emails give you card, gift and other seasonal inspiration. If you haven't been getting these emails, you're probably not a subscriber to my email newsletter!

Don't worry, it's easy to fix that! Just put your name and email into the box at the top of the page and you'll be subscribed. As a thank you for subscribing, you'll get a video tutorial to make a Paper Cone Christmas ornament like these…

12 Weeks of Christmas Projects - 5 Remaining!

and each Wednesday, for the next five weeks, you'll get the last remaining “12 Weeks of Christmas” project tutorials.

As a subscriber, you'll also get other exclusive projects and offers that I don't share anywhere else. I hope you'll join!

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Posted on November 15, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping/ Videos

Hello Stampers! Today I'm here with a new Picture Perfect Birthday project. Whenever I can, I like the cards I send to reflect the season of the recipient's birthday month. I just love the Designer Series Paper, Country Lane, used on this card.  It fits in perfectly for my fall birthdays! This DSP also has two of my very favorite SU colors, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron!

Picture Perfect Birthday and New Stamparatus Tote Coming!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPicture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss (133675), Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Crushed Curry 131199)
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mint Macaron (147106)
  • Misc. – SNAIL adhesive (104332), Country Lane designer series paper (147804), Paper Snips (103579), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Country Lane: 4: x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White: 2 1/4” x 3 1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Crushed Curry:  2 6/8” x 3 6/8”
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Fold Blackberry Bliss card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Adhere Country Lane paper to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Adhere Mint Macron layer to Crushed Curry Layer. Adhere to card front.
  4. Using paper snips, cut banner ends to Blackberry Bliss strip.
  5. Ink phrase using Blackberry Ink and stamp into Whisper White layer. Add Mint Macaron stars above and below Blackberry Bliss phrase.
  6. Adhere Blackberry Bliss banner to Mint Macaron layer. Add phrase layer on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. To complete, add one Artisan Pearl on each side of the Blackberry Bliss banner.

If you need any supplies for this project, just click on any picture below to order.

One more thing I wanted to tell you about today! Coming in December, is a brand new tote for your Stamparatus stamp positioning tool!

Isn't this awesome! I just pre-ordered mine (pre-ordering is only one of the awesome perks Stampin' Up! offers to demonstrators!) This bag will be available to customers on December 5. Shoot me an email if you'd like a reminder when it is available for you to order!

If you aren't familiar with the Stamparatus, here's a short video about this must-have tool!. I cannot be without mine; makes repetition stamping so, so easy!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on November 8, 2018

Things Have Been Hectic!

Announcements

Hey Stampers! Things have been hectic in our neck of the woods and here's why:

Things Have Been Hectic!

Meet Landry Olivia, our newest grandchild! Isn't she beautiful? Yes, I do know I am totally biased!

She arrived on November 2nd, the first child of our daughter and husband.  She has consumed us lately and that is perfectly fine!

Moving on to a stamping related topic, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to my weekly newsletter! We are halfway through my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas gift tutorials, but we still have 6 weeks of fun projects left. I'd love for you to receive these.  My hope is these tutorials will help ease the stress of the holidays by giving you some gift, bag and tag projects. It's easy to subscribe; simply add your name and email into the box on the sidebar above. You'll also receive some other welcome goodies, too…enjoy!

 

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Posted on October 30, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas – 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

Uncategorized

Hey Stampers! Just a quick announcement today. You've already missed the first four weeks of my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects, but there's still time for you to get week 5

12 Weeks of Christmas - 8 Weeks of Projects Remaining!

AND the remaining 7 weeks of projects after that.

This is a free gift I share with my email subscribers to help alleviate some of the stress of holiday cardmaking and gift-giving.

I'd love for you to get my gift. How? It's so easy! Simply put your name and email in the signup box above. Then, on Wednesday at 1:00 PM you'll get the week 5 project delivered right to your inbox. AND, you'll also get some other great free stuff, too! ENJOY!

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Posted on October 29, 2018

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Contests/ Mojo Monday

Hey stampers! It's such a warm, sunny day here in north Texas and we are LOVING the change! It was cold and rainy last week so having a bright, yellow orb in the sky sure lifts our spirits. Even my first graders at church seemed to be in happier moods!

I have a question for you today…where have you found Where Have YOU Found Glitter??

 

OK, I don't mean in a “normal” place, but in or on what unusual place have you found glitter? I'd love you to leave a comment on the bottom of today's post.

I posed this question to my newsletter subscribers and gave them an opportunity to win a signed copy of Laura Child‘s new scrapbooking mystery, Glitter Bomb. The results were simply hilarious and I wanted to share some of the funnier ones with you today.

  • Inside my pantyhose- around the thigh area ..I was a chaperone at a high school dance.
  • Once found glitter on the bathroom floor of a craft store. (It was hanging out with the Easter grass!)
  • When we were cleaning out my Mom's house, I found all kinds of glitter spread in the drawer of her glitter. When I asked her about it, she indicated that she had spilled a small packet of it years prior and just left it there so when she picked something out of the drawer, she would be reminded of that time.
  • On the dog's nose.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my contact lens case and I was nowhere near glitter. Mystery.
  • My strangest place would have to be on my tongue. Lol And no I don’t eat glitter, haha but probably ate something and not realizing I had glitter on my fingers.
  • My center desk drawer at work!!!!
  • I found glitter once between my baby sons toes.
  • I would say the strangest place I’ve found glitter would be on my cat’s tail!
  • I found glitter in the church pew .
  • Unfortunately on the end of my nose. This was after cashiering all day!
  • The strangest place that I have found glitter was between my toes. I had spilled it on the floor and apparently I did not get it all.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in a book that I’m reading.
  • The strangest place I have found glitter was in my bra.
  • I have found glitter every place in my house, on my husband that will not go in my craft room, and my \ beagle.
  • As a retired kindergarten teacher I would find glitter everywhere and for some time. My custodian was never happy with me.
  • I found glitter on my friend's face. I was working with glitter, she was not!!!
  • In my mashed potatoes!
  • My underwear! I am sure it was on my hands from crafting so long & needing to desperately take a potty break!
  • The strangest place I found glitter was on my cat's paws. She tracked it all over our house. The strange thing was we had no glitter in the house at all. Go figure.
  • The question would be, “Where Have I not found glitter?”

My personal favorite is the last one; so true don't you think?

While we're on the subject of glitter, sometimes a strip and some tiny pieces is just what you need to give a little “wow” to your card!

Where Have YOU found Glitter?

Below are the instructions, including cutting measurements, for this project. If you need to purchase some glitter paper or loose glitter to add to your holiday projects, you can find several options HERE.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set Making Christmas Bright (148046)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Coastal Cabana (131297); Granny Apple Green (146990); Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051)
  • Misc.– Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (149947); Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147923); Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements: 

  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Coastal Cabana: 5-1/4 x 4
  • Granny Apple Green: 5 x 3-3/4
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 1 x 5
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Scraps: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Instructions:

  1. Using Big Shot and embossing folder, emboss Granny Apple Green card mat.
  2. Score and fold thick Whisper White card base. Adhere Coastal Cabana Granny Apple Green, and Glimmer Gold cardstock.
  3. Using bulb punch, punch out 3 bulb toppers out of Gold Glimmer paper.
  4. Punch one bulb out of each of the following: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana scraps.
  5. Adhere bulb topper to bulb using mini glue dots. Adhere completed bulbs to twine using mini dimensionals. Position light strand on card, and adhere with mini dimensionals.
  6. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White, using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a quick comment on the most unusual place you have found glitter! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2018

#nationalpumpkinday

Holidays / Special Days

#nationalpumpkinday

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day? OK, by now most of us have already been in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte” frenzy! If you're like I am, you almost can set your clock by the day Starbuck's starts serving their fall delight! To be totally honest, I didn't even know there WAS a National Pumpkin Day! 🙂

Here are some fun “pumpkin” facts to celebrate the day:

  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.
  • This squash is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.
  • A 2,145-pound pumping from Streator, Illinois holds the current North American record.  Grown by Gene McMullen in 2015, the great pumpkin weighed in a few hundred pounds lighter than the current world record pumpkin from 2014.  At 2,323-pounds, the giant pumpkin from Switzerland retains the world record prize. 
  • Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.
  • Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production.

Now, of course, National Pumpkin Day would not be complete without…you guessed it…a pumpkin project! Enjoy!

#nationalpumpkinday

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4¼ score at 4¼
  • Basic Gray 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3¼

Instructions

  1. Onto the whisper white sponge smoky slate top portion and pear pizzazz bottom portion.
  2. Stamp the trees using smoky slate.
  3. From the Toil & Trouble designer series paper hand cut 5 pumpkin, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)
  4. Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.
  6. Out of basic black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.
  7. Adhere all layers.

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