Friday, November 30, 2012

Classic Christmas: Clean & Simple Card

This card is classicly Christmas. (Is that even a word?) It's clean and simple and oozes Christmas with the Cherry Cobbler accent and Champagne Glimmer paper. I love it because it's gorgeous, but easy. You could do a whole stack of these in no time at all!

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I used the Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations Cardstock for the background. This cardtock has a lighter core and adds a distressed look to your card when you emboss and sand it. Watch this video to see it in action:  

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Come to Bethlehem, Crumb Cake ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & Core'dinations Cardstock, Apothecary Accents Framelits (Big Shot), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sanding System, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals

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VIDEO Tutorial: Tag Punch Santa Treat

When the 2012 Holiday Catalog first came out, I bought of bunch of the Round Designer Ribbon Slides to use for a stamp club and downline project. I finally used them this month on this cute little Christmas treat! Inspired by several Santa suit punch art samples, I came up with this:

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Check out this quick video tutorial to see how easy it is to make these Santa treats:

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Extra Large Tag Punch, Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade, Rounder Designer Ribbon Slides, Sticky Strip 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last Day Doorbuster: Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, Up to 50% Off

The biggest online sale of the year is almost over!! Wednesday, November 28 is the last day to take advantage of the awesome deals from Stampin' Up! -- up to 50% off -- on select products. And we're ending with a bang! Check out these 24-hour only specials:
Make sure to head over to my Online Store to check out the other deals before they're gone!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shelli's Cocoa Mug Box Gift

It's always a joy to watch Shelli Gardner, the co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!, demonstrate on stage! I was thrilled that she was present at the Lansing regional seminar a few weeks ago. Of course, she did not disappoint with her stamping presentation! Check out this cocoa mug that she made using the Fancy Favor box die as the base. (Click here to see Shelli's blog post about the Lansing Regional Seminar and this project.)

The base of this Cocoa Mug box is the Fancy Favor Box. For the handle, start with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and the punch the 2-1/2" Circle Punch around it. Score, fold, and cut as shown on the second circle below. Cut slits in the side of the box and put the tabs from each end of the handle through the slits and adhere in opposite directions.

Shelli created small platform to put on the inside of her box so the cocoa bag has a little height. The cardstock was 8-1/2" x 3" and scored at 7/8", 2-7/8", 4-5/8", and 6-5/8". Use a 1" Circle to create a notch on one end as shown in the diagram below.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas in the Heart Gift Box

I love cute little boxes! I always have. I guess I learned at an early age that good things come in small packages! Wouldn't you love to have this one under your tree?
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This cute box was created by the Stampin' Up! corporate design team. I wanted to share it with you to show you another way to dress up these little Kraft Boxes. (See my project idea here.) The Kraft Gift Boxes are on sale as part of the Online Extravaganza until Wednesday, November 28th. A package of four boxes, #124106, is on sale for $2.07!
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Cyber Monday Deals: Save Up to 50% on Stampin' Up!

The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues this week until Wednesday, November 28 with incredible deals -- up to 50% off select stamp sets, punches, paper, embellishments, My Digital Studio and more! Check out a selection of the deals below and make sure to visit my Online Store to place your order before Wednesday, November 28th!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

VIDEO Tutorial: Sweater Trim Pom Pom

When I saw the Sweater Trim pom pom shown on page 12 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, I knew I'd have to make one! It's super easy and I filmed a quick video to show you how. This gift is fast and easy and perfect for a teacher, neighbor, or friend. I think it cost me less than $5 between the mug, the coffee, and the trimmings!

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Here's the video tutorial to show you how to make the Sweater Trim pom poms. All you need is the Sweater Trim, your hands, and a pair of scissors.


Stampin' Up! Supplies: Sassy Salutations, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Apothecary Accent Framelits (Big Shot), Snow Festival Designer Tags, Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Friday, November 23, 2012

More Extravanganza Favorites: Project Ideas

Watch for a new project and a video tutorial on Saturday. In the meantime, I have more Online Extravaganza project ideas to share with you! Click each photo to see the original post with project details. Make sure to check out all the amazing deals in my Online Store. The Online Extravaganza Sale ends on Wednesday, November 28th.

Blossom Petal Builder Punch
#121808, Reg: $16.95, SALE: $11.87

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
#120902, Reg: $7.95, SALE: $5.96

Cupcake Builder Punch
#121807, Reg: $16.95, SALE: $11.87

It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set
Wood Mount: #123590, Reg: $27.95, SALE: $13.98 - Buy Now
Clear Mount: #123592, Reg: $19.95, SALE: $9.98 - Buy Now

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Top 5 of November 2011: Favorite Past Projects

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you enjoyed the holiday and made happy memories with family and friends. I am thankful for so much this year, including all of you! ((hugs))

I thought I'd take this time to look back on last year's projects and re-share my favorite posts with you. Click on each photo to view the original blog post with project details. Click here to view all the projects from November 2011.

Pennant Parade Stamp Set (+ wheel bundle)
Clear Mount Bundle: Reg: $21.45; SALE: $12.87 - Buy Now
Wood Mount Bundle: Reg: $26.45; SALE: $15.87 - Buy Now
#122361, Reg: $16.95; SALE: $11.87  - Buy Now
#119882, Reg: $15.95; SALE: $11.17  - Buy Now

25 & Counting Stamp Set
Clear Mount Stamp Set: Reg: $32.95; SALE: $16.48 - Buy Now
Wood Mount Stamp Set: Reg: $44.95; SALE: $22.48 - Buy Now
#124094, Reg: $15.95; SALE: $11.17  - Buy Now

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UPDATE: Online Extravaganza Items Running Low

Have you placed your Online Extravaganza order yet? Click here to check out the amazing Stampin' up! Black Friday deals in my Online Store. (The sale ends on Wednesday, November 28th.) Make note that these two items have been especially popular and are running low. When stock runs out, these items will go on backorder and not be ready to ship until January! If they are on your list, make sure to order now!
 Scallop Edge Border Punch
#119882, Reg: $15.95; SALE: $11.17

Petite Pocket XL Die (Big Shot)
#123131, Reg: $42.95; SALE: $30.07

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stamp of the Month Club: Polar Party

I love sitting down to create a set of projects for my Stamp of the Month Club. I try to use the same color palette on all of the projects and I try to use the same set of accessories in different ways. It's a fun challenge and when everything comes out just as I envision is my's a great feeling! I think I did actually squeal out loud when I finished this month's set! The stamp set I selected is Polar Party. (Read More about my Stamp of the Month Club. It's not too late to join for this month and get a Clear Mount stamp set and these hand-stamped cards.)

Here is the first card in the set of three. I was inspired by a sample in the catalog. This one is 4-1/4" x 4-1/4". I like making card that are different sizes!

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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Polar Party, Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Versamark Ink, Whisper White cardstock, Marina Mist marker & cardstock, Perfect Plum marker, Real Red marker, Wild Wasabi marker, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder & Edgelits

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Extravaganza Favorites: 30% Off Petite Pocket Die

Have you checked out the Online Extravaganza sale yet? There are some amazing discounts -- like 50% off My Digital Studio and select stamp sets! And 30% off some punches and Big Shot dies, including one of my favorite, the Petite Pocket Die (#123131, Reg: $42.95; SALE: $30.07). I thought I'd share a few of my favorite projects using this die to show you just how awesome it is. Click on each picture to go to the original post for more details (and tutorials, in some cases).

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VIDEO Tutorial: Vellum Envelope Pouch for Notecards

One of my favorite projects at the Stampin' Up! Lansing Regional Seminar last weekend was this vellum cardstock pouch for notecards. It's a perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, and friends! The Vellum Cardstock Pouch is designed to fit our Notecards & Envelopes. You get 20 cards & envelopes in this value pack for only $5.95! Click here to find them in my Online Store.

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To make the pouch, you'll need the Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored Tool. If you buy it today (Monday, November 29), you can get 20% off! It's one of our Online Extravaganza Doorbuster Deals! Read More Here.

Watch the tutorial to learn how to make this Vellum Envelope Pouch at home:

I used the Fancy Friend Notecard Kit for this next pouch. It's a perfect kit for a beginner stamper and would also make a great gift! Click Here to Read More. Make sure to get an extra set of Notecards & Envelopes to make more when the kit runs out!

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Doorbuster Deals: Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Starts TODAY!

Our biggest online sale of the year starts today! From November 19th-28th, you can receive discounts of 20%-50% off select products! No standing in lines or fighting crowds required!

To kick off this event, we have three of your favorite products at 20 percent off for TODAY ONLY.  But that's not all! Check out all the other incredible deals either on my website or download the flyer.

Monday, Nov 19th Doorbusters:
Save 20% on these items for only 24 hours!

Want even MORE bang for your buck? Join my team with the $99 Starter Kit and get a set of 10 Free Ink Pads! PLUS choose discounted products from the Online Extravaganza in your kit!! Get up to $125 of discounted product of your choice for only $99 plus tax (shipping is free!).  Among other demonstrator benefits, you'll enjoy:
  • a minimum 20% discount on future purchase for the next five months (or longer if you meet quarterly sales goals and remain active). 
  • no obligation to do parties -- do business YOUR way!
  • sneak peek and pre-order new catalog products before they are released to the public
  • an extra 10% discount/commission on your first order over $150 within your first 45 days
  • an exclusive demonstrator-only website to share and find new ideas, tips, and tutorials
  • a bi-monthly magazine directly to your mailbox
  • an excuse to do what you love -- stamp!!
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