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December 2015

The Sky is the Limit Sneak Peak

Sale-a-Bration is coming on January 5th.  Do you have the Sale-a-Bration brochure?  Oh, you need it.  Let me know if I can help you out.  Today I'll be sharing a card that I cased from the Sale-a-Bration brochure on page 17 using The Sky is the Limit stamp set.
Airplane card 2

Of course I had to change it a bit.  I started out with a card base of Tip Top Taupe cut at 11 X 4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2.  I randomly stamped the larger cloud from The Sky is the Limit stamp set in Tip Top Taupe.  Then using the Tree Builder punched, I punched 3 clouds out of the Sweet L'il Things Designer Series Paper and 2 clouds out of Vellum card stock.  I taped the vellum pieces in small strategic places and then covered the taped area with the other clouds.  They were adhered with dimensionals.  I stamped the airplane on a piece of Very Vanilla using Tip Top Taupe.  I fussy cut it out.  Then I used the Flower Fair framelit dies to cut out the blades of the airplane.  I attached the blades using the mini brads.

Airplane card

I stamped the valentine smoke.  I place the airplane on the card to figure out where it should go, stamped, and then adhered the airplane using dimensionals.  Add the sentiment and you are done.  This set is a must have and you can get it free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!  Use our catalog samples as inspiration for your card making.  This card will be part of my January card classes on January 14th at 1:00 or 15th at 6:00.  Come join us!

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Balloon Builders Sneak Peak

I've been working on making projects for upcoming classes.  I love to do this!  I love to have classes and share Stampin' Up's new products and techniques!  Speaking of new products, the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure go live next week on January 5th.  It's all so exciting!  Do you have catalogs?  You need catalogs!  I have catalogs!  I am having an Open House on Saturday, January 2nd from 1 to 4.  Come by, make projects, visit, see new products, snack, visit, maybe win a door prize, get catalogs, and visit.  Just let me know you are coming so I'll have supplies ready for you.

The card I'm going to share with you is for a new class I'm starting.  It's a beginner card class. In it, we'll make 3 cards for $10.  I'll help and guide you along the way so can get get a taste of stamping.  You will love it, believe me!  The class will be free for you if you make a catalog order of $25 or more before shipping or tax.  The first class will be on Saturday, January 16th from 10 until 12 noon.  Contact me to sign up if you live in the Conover area of North Carolina.

Balloon Builders

I started with a card base of Blushing Bride.  I used Whisper White for the front of the card cut at 4 X 5 1/4.  I stamped the balloon images and their strings using Blushing Bride and Pool Party ink.  Near the bottom I put a panel of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper measuring 4 X 1 1/2 and adhered to a base of Blushing Bride cardstock measuring 4 X 1 3/4.  I added a little banner of Whisper White 1 X 2 3/4 and notched using the hexagon punch.  The sentiment comes from the new Sale-a-bration set called Perfect Pairings.  The Blushing Bride ribbon is the 1/4 inch cotton ribbon.

Balloon Builders inside

Here's the inside of the card.  We always make the inside of our cards.  They just aren't finished without the inside.  This saying also uses the Perfect Pairings set.  Notice the line over the saying?  Yes, that is a mistake.  I decided to just leave it.  Since it's a beginner class, I thought it would be a teachable moment.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post today.  See you on Wednesday!

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Open House, Please Come!

Come celebrate with me!  We are beginning a new Occasions catalog on January 5th, and Sale-a-Bration also begins on that date.  To celebrate I'm holding an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, January 2nd from 1:00 until 4:00.  Come get the new catalogs if you don't already have them, make a cute project for free, see some of the new items in the catalog, and have a grand time.  We'll also have a snack and Door Prizes!  The project is really cute!  Here's a teaser.

Open House

This is a set of 4 note cards with a holder.  It features the new Timeless Tectures stamp set from the Occasions catalog and new Sale-a-Bration items Botanical For You stamp set, Flowering Fields stamp set, and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  You might be wondering about Sale-a-Bration.  During this time, January 5th through March 31st, you can get FREE items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend.  WOW!  Free stuff!  I'll do another post on this project AFTER the Open House.  Do you live near Conover, NC?  You need to come!  Just contact me so I'll have supplies ready for you.  Bring adhesive!

                                                                          Sale-a-bration brochure Occasions catalog 2016
Here are images of the new catalogs!  Need them?  Just contact me and I get them to you.  Any orders taken at Open House will not be sent in until January 5th so that we might order from the new catalogs!

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Oh What Fun... To Make a Baby Card!

I don't get to make a baby card very often.  Today was the day!  Since I bought a gift card (I don't know anything about baby things anymore, apparently!), I wanted to make special packaging.  This baby has been long awaited.  She is coming into a house full of love and overjoyed parents.  She is special!  Here's what I made.

Baby 6

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make a bag using the Sweet L'il Things Designer Series Paper.   Now to decorate the bag.  The baby's nursery will be aqua and gray so I wanted to use those colors. The lamb is from the new Occasions catalog coming on January 5th.  I painted the lamb using an aqua painter and  the Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride ink pads.  Push down on the lid before you open the pad and you'll have ink there in the lid to use with the aqua painter.  I finished off the lamb with the Blushing Bride bow thinlit also from the Mini Treat Bag dies.  Fussy cut around the lamb and adhere using dimensionals.  The star was made from Sweet L'il Things designer paper and the Star Framelits.  The "For You"  is from the Mini Treat Bag dies.  Did you notice the Venetian Crochet Trim?  It goes around the bag and then the star is adhered on top with dimensionals.  A mini metallic clothespin finishes out the look.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Cuddles & Kisses.  It was perfect!

Baby 1

I used the envelope punch board to make an envelope to place inside my bag for the gift card.  Still using the Sweet L'il Things designer paper I made an envelope measuring 3 X 4.  It took only a 6 X 6 piece of paper.

Baby 4To decorate that I used a background of Blushing Bride cut at 2 5/8 X 3 5/8.  The Very Vanilla cardstock is cut to 2 1/2 X 3 1/2.  The sentiment here is also from Cuddles & Kisses.  Near the bottom I stamped the lamb again.  This time I only colored in the legs, face, and ears.  The Medium Star Punch was used for the star and again I used the Venetian Lace Trim.  The trim was adhered using the handheld stapler.

Baby 2

So again, here is my bag and the envelope.

Baby 6And the finished gift ready for giving!

Baby 7

The grass is Easter grass purchased from the Dollar Tree last year, but it matches perfectly.  Thanks for reading!

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