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November 2016

Swap Card for OnStage Atlanta

I just got back from Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Event in Atlanta.  We had a great time. Nine of us from the piedmont of NC took a Sprinter down there.  My husband works for a tour company, Christian Tours, and he volunteered to drive us down.

OnStage 1

North Carolina is fortunate to have a SU Demo group.  We are very active.  It gives us another avenue to share with one another.  It's a wonderful group.  We have Quarterlies from time to time that are a little like mini conventions!  I digress.  Our group on the bus had a card swap.  I want to share mine with you today.

Atlanta swap 3

  • Start with a Thick Whisper White card stock base cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The next layer is Cherry Cobbler cut at  3 3/4 x 5.  
  • The layer of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • The stamp set used is Jar of Cheers.  Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Use the Layering Ovals framelits to cut this out.
  • Use the Cherry Cobbler twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack behind the sentiment panel.  Adhere the panel with dimentionals.
  • The hat and the scarf come from the Jolly Friends bundle.  The punch works so well with the stamp set.  Sadly, the scarf has to be fussy cut.  I also added these with dimentionals.

It's really a pretty easy card, but I really liked it!

Atlanta swap 2

I would also like to show you some of my Luv 2 Create group that went to Atlanta with me.  

OnStage 2

The first beautiful lady is my sister Martha.  My other downline attending is Kaye, my very first recruit.  I love our group of stampers.  We are a real family.  Well, Martha is really my family, but I meant all of us.  Want to be a part of our group?  Just make a comment and I'll get right with you!  I'm hoping we'll have more of the group attend with us in Savannah.  Stampin' Up! was so good to us.  Lots of free goodies make us very excited!  I wish I could share, but not yet.  It's still a secret!

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A Mickey Shaker Card

Good morning.  I have a friend who sells Disney cruises.  She likes to send a thank you card to her customers.  Over the years, I have made her many types of cards.  I had a post on this a while back here.  Check it out.  Today, I have a new one for  her.

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It's a shaker card.  I thought it turned out well.  I started with a card base of Basic Black card stock.  It is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.  This makes the regular A2 envelope size card.  I cut a layer of Real Red at 4 x 5 1/4.

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Use the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the mouse shape.  You will have to run this through the Big Shot 3 times starting with the largest circles and then cutting each ear.  Run it through the Big Shot one more time using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  Dots are big in the Mickey world.  I cut a 3 1/2 inch square from a Window Sheet and glued it on the back of my layer.  Use your glue sparingly, but with good coverage.

MM 7

Have you tried the new Foam Adhesive Strips?  They are fantastic!  You'll need to put a layer of this strip all around the opening you made.  Make sure that you do not leave any open areas.  It's OK to piece this together as long as you leave no open spaces. The sides of this tape are sticky.  Take your Embossing Buddy and rub it around the inner sides of the foam tape to cut down on the stickiness.

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Put some of the Metallics Sequins Assortment packs.  Put about a teaspoon or so. They need room to shake.

MM 5

Carefully pull off the paper from the tape and adhere a piece of 3 1/2 inch square Basic Black card stock.

MM 4

Add some Fast Fuse to the back of the black card stock.  I also added some of the Foam Adhesive Strip along the top and the bottom.  Adhere to the front of the card.

On the front of the card, I added some Thick Whisper White 1/2 inch circle punch circles.  We are all about the dots!  The Thanks is also from the Thick Whisper White.  I used the Hello You Framelits.  Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere.

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What a fun card!  I think my friend's customers will love getting their thank you card.  My supply list follows.  Need a demonstrator.  I can do that for you.  Just let me know if you need something!

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Christmas Treats in a 2 x 8 Cello Bag

Have you tried the new 2 x 8 Cellophane Bags in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog? The fact that they are now 2 inches wide makes them perfect for Hershey Nuggets. The combination of the two makes for the perfect Christmas treat!  You all have a teacher, Sunday school class, co-workers, neighbors and the list can go on and on. You want to get them just a little something.  Must I say it again.  These are perfect.


OK, I will say it.  Some of my supplies are retired.  I'm still working on craft fair items. It's all right to use retired product on craft fair stuff.  In fact, it's a plus!  I'll tell you now that over the next couple months, you should really check the Clearance Rack. There will be treasures added there from time to time and you can get GREAT deals. Our supplies keep well.  Next Christmas, you'll be ahead of the game!

Nuggets 6

The nuggets for this treat are wrapped in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack in the Holiday catalog.  Cut the paper 1 x 3 for this.  I put Fast Fuse on the back and just wrap.  Of course the seam goes on the bottom of the candy (flat).  I could really have put 5 candies instead of 4.  I think if I were starting now, I would put 5. There's plenty of room.  The ribbon is retired.  I used the Jolly Friends stamp set and coordinating punch, Jolly Hat Builder Punch for the hat.  The ink used is Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Candy Cane Christmas.  I did use the Thick Whisper White card stock for this.  It's just stronger for our purpose here.  The sentiment is punched with the 2 inch circle punch.  Adhere to the bag with Fast Fuse.

Nuggets 4

This treat uses the retired stamp set Snow Day.  I just can't part with this set.  It's just necessary for the Christmas crafter.  Whisper White is the card stock of choice.  I did NOT use the thick for this.  It's not pliable enough.  Fast Fuse or a stronger adhesive is much better for this.  Stamp before you adhere to the candy!  I made a little tray for this.  The measurements are 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Score at 1/4 on each side.  I used Garden Green card stock.  I ran a line of Fast Fuse on the tray to keep the sections of the snowman in place.  Once again, the ribbon is retired.  The hat is the finger of a glove. I found a two pack of gloves at Walmart for $1.50.  Let me know if you have a better deal!

Nuggets 3

The nuggets in this treat are covered with the This Christmas Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog.  The tag is made using Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut them out.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Reason for the Season in the annual catalog.  The holly and berries are made using the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  Use the gold thread from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack to tie the tag to the bag.  The ribbon is retired.

So we have three treats for Christmas.  Similar, yet different.


These are quick to make and easy.  I hope you try it!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  OK, back to work now!

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