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Nothing’s Better Than Bonus Days Coupons, Cards, and Kits

One of my new favorite bundles in the 2020-2021 catalog is Nothing Better Than. Whatever your personal vice is (chocolate, coffee, or cocktails) you can celebrate it with this stamp and die bundle! When you purchase a bundle, Stampin’ Up! gives you a 10% discount! If you are one of MY customers, you know I offer an ADDITIONAL 10% off!

With the addition of a roll of Faux Suede Trim in Early Espresso, you can earn a Bonus Days coupon to spend in August! I’m even sweetening the deal with three handmade cards from me – all for $60!

Today is World Chocolate Day so I thought I’d bring out my newest card kit on this delicious day! For just an additional $15, you can also get a card kit to create 9 more cards (3 designs).

Contact me by July 29th in order to take advantage of the Bonus Days Coupon!

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My Cary Grant Card

Let me explain.

I have hosted an All About Men Stamp Camp for at least 10 years. At these events, I have usually shared 4 cards for men of different ages. I’d include a baby card or a little boy card, a teenager card, a masculine birthday card, and a valentine. This year, I created a graphic to advertise the stamp camp, and my inspiration was Cary Grant, the most virile, suave man who came to mind. Here is the graphic:

Well, this year, that graphic inspired me to create cards for not men of all YEARS, but men of all TYPES.  So with that inspiration, the cards shared at my event included a punch valentine card for those crafty/tool-type men, a thinking of you card for an outdoorsy man, a birthday card for a beach-loving man, and another birthday card for  the suave/sophisticated man (aka Cary Grant).

Now with that explanation, I suppose you want to see my Cary Grant card.  Here it is:

Simple, elegant, classy – almost like a tuxedo.  Music From the Heart stamp set and the Bee DSP were used on this card.  Who’s ready for a glass of champagne and some music on the hi-fi?

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Classic Garage Card

Well, it is about time I start posting again. I have truly fallen down the rabbit hole lately when it comes to posting on my blog. It’s not that I haven’t been creating; I’ve just not had that push to share what I’ve been doing.

New Year resolution…maybe. Not sure I want to jinx it with that.

So I’ve seen lots of posting of butterflies from the new Occasions catalog. While butterflies are gorgeous and stir many religious and other meanings, I am still wishing for a snowy winter so I don’t want to go all spring-themed yet.

What can I get behind? MASCULINE CARDS. I live with all men…and garage life is not just a saying in my house. So I was thrilled with the new Classic Garage suite in the Occasions catalog.

Here is my first creation…I may just have to send it to my North Carolina boy who works on a NASCAR team.

Truly a very basic card style, but the do-dads and thinlets add some interest for a masculine card.  I used the Geared Up Garage stamp set, the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ DSP, Garage Gears Thinlet Dies, and the Classic Metal Elements.  I also used the oval framelits.   I highly recommend using wax paper in between layers for the gears thinlets.  Color palette is Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Real Red.

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World Card-Making Day

Hope we hear some fun news from Stampin’ Up! as to how they will make this week special!

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Posted on : Oct 01 2018
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Sticky Strip Embossing – Dragonfly Card

I have hosted Technique Tuesdays in my home once a month for over 11 years.  That’s a lot of techniques!  Over the summer, I reorganized my technique packs and found I was missing an example.  Well, rather than going back to a retired set, I re-envisioned it with a current stamp set.

This technique was Sticky Strip Embossing – a SUPER EASY technique.  Use your embossing buddy as usual, but create a bold line of embossing by putting down a stripe of Sticky Strip.  Then sprinkle your embossing powder right over hit, tap off the excess, and heat emboss until melted.

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BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!

 

Yeah!  Bonus Days are back!  For every $50 you spend in August, you earn a $5 reward towards purchases in September!  What’s even better – September 1st our new Holiday Catalog will be available!

 

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Posted on : Aug 01 2018
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Best Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Have you ever wanted to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? Are you a crafter always looking for a deal? During the month of July, Stampin’ Up! is offering another FREE item with your kit – one set of inkpads from the color collections – valued at $67.50. You even get to choose which ink pad collection you want (choose from Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In Colors).

The recruitment kit is $99 – but you get to choose $125 worth of items. Keep in mind, as a new recruit, you pick your own items in your kit. You also get over $50 of business supplies for free. Another perk of the kit is FREE SHIPPING!

It really is a fantastic deal and certainly a hard one to pass up! Even though being a demonstrator is one of the best decisions of MY life, if selling is not for you, no problem. Keep your kit items and let your demonstratorship run out. But if you want to start this journey, I’ll help you along the way.  Contact me to get started!

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Posted on : Jun 30 2018
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Wedding Card for Melissa and Alex

Last weekend was a particularly special wedding for a work and stamping friend, Melissa. Here is the wedding card I created using our new Tufted embossing folder:

She has a fondness for our Tangerine Tango (and we are both sad it retired).  This card did have a bit of bling!

Happy for this wonderful couple!

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Joy Fun Fold Card

Today is National Joe Day.  Many of you know the story of our dear little Joey, who, when he was just a little guy, would often sign his name forgetting his “e” .  So he was known as our Joy.

I taught a fun fold card technique and was happy I could put a little Joy spin on it for my stampers tonight.

The Fresh Florals DSP is perfect for this card!  I know this is the first time I used the border from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  The framelit phrase actually says “you” but making a quick snip with the scissors creates “joy”.  

Measurements are as follows:

  • Color Cardstock – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – scored at 1-1/4″ and 4-1/4″4
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • DSP (3 pieces)
  • (2) 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • (1) 1″ x 5-1/4″

Super easy!

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Easter Bunny Card

At my Spring Cards Stamp Camp, we created an Easter Bunny card using the Layering Ovals Framelits, the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder, and a few other punches (3/4″ for nose, Cookie Cutter Builder for the eyes, and Holly Berry Builder for the bow).  Color combination is Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  Stamp set used was Teeny Tiny Wishes for the Easter saying.  Add a gem and the journaling marker for whispers, pop up with dimensionals, and you have my bunny!

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