Stamparatus Reservation Update

Did you miss getting to order the Stamparatus during the last Reservation period?  Well, Stampin’ Up! felt our pain and has made a few changes to the Reservation Process.  Here is the quote from the Demonstrator Website.  I did take out the parts that were only for Demonstrators.  Watch the Stamparatus Video at the end of this post.

“The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled!  In fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.”

“As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30.  However, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.  So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!”

“Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • One reservation per customer.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

“Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

“We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. “

Stampin’ Up! December Sale & Info

December 2017 Sale & Shipping InfoUpdated December 1st.
Here are some dates and things you need to know for December.

1.  Year-End Sales Event:  December 1-January 2.
We’re wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! Tomorrow you will be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.  Look in My Online Store on the left sidebar for the Year End Sale.  There is also be a big picture you can click on to see what is available.  Remember that ALL Holiday Catalog Bundles will retire even if the individual parts will still be available.

2.  December 14th is the last day to order to get things in time for Christmas.  We all know that December is the busiest shipping month of the year and things always take longer to get where we want them to.  So place your Online Orders  early enough to get everything on time.

3.  Stamparatus Ordering.  December 5th Starts at 2:00 pm Utah Time.  The ordering period will go through December 30.  Your Stamparatus will be shipped to you after March 19th in the order your Reservation was received.  The Stamparatus will also be in the June Annual Catalog.  I was on the Leader 2 Leader (L2L) Group that helped develop it.  Hopefully I will get a chance to order mine December 11th!  I am sure I will have to be FAST when the time slot opens.

4.  Give a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription as a Gift!   Do you know someone who likes to craft?  Give them a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift for 1 month, 3, 6, or 12 months.  You will receive an email with a Redemption Code and directions on how to redeem the subscription for yourself or the lucky person getting the subscription.  It is quick.

Paper Pumpkin Kits include ALL the supplies to make the Project of the Month.  You will need basic tools such as scissors and a bone folder.  I do prefer to use my own adhesives though.

Redeem Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:
(NOTE: Even though this subscription is easy to redeem, I have had to help most people redeem their subscription.)
~Go to  paperpumpkin.com
~Click on a Subscribe button.  (There are two.  Choose either one of them.)
~Create an account with your (or the receiver’s) email address and a password.  (Please remember these!)
~Enter the name of the person receiving the subscription and shipping address where the kit will be sent.
~Payment information is not required if you are redeeming a prepaid code.
HOWEVER, if you want to order more than the ONE kit for a certain month OR continue to receive kits AFTER your prepaid subscription ends, then enter your payment information. You can also go into your account later and add the information.  By providing your payment information, you are giving us permission to bill your credit card for the ongoing subscription once your prepaid period is complete.

Merry Christmas!

Peace on Earth Banner Card

We made this Peace on Earth Banner Christmas card at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack Class.  It is pretty easy to make.
Peace on Earth Banner Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Carols of Christmas  Wood Mount #144801, Clear Mount #144804
Inks:  Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Garden Green
Cherry Cobbler
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
NOTE:  You could just get the Me Merry Cardstock Pack #144114 which includes 8 sheets each of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon #144181
Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Whisper White card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Garden Green card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″
~Cherry Cobbler Banner at 2″ x 5-1/2″.  Punch one end with Banner Triple Punch
~Stamp “Peace on Earth” in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes circle Framelit.  Now stamp 3 of the Poinsettia flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink.
~Cut a Garden Green Scallop Circle just larger than the Peace on Earth circle.  Attach the two circles together with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
2.  Assemble:
~Attach your Garden Gree card layer to your DSP layer.
~Position and attach your Cherry Cobbler Banner where you want it.  It is about 1/4″ from the edge of the DSP in the card shown.  Trim off the excess from the top if necessary.
~Wrapyour Ribbon around these card layers and tie a knot.  Move the knot over to the left as shown.
~Attach your Circle layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Adjust bow if necessary and trim the ends

Make multiples of this card by ordering the supplies from My Online Store.

Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

This Silver Snowflake Christmas Card uses Snowflakes in the Banner, the Foil Snowflake, and a stamped Snowflake.  Change the stamped sentiment to use for any occasion.
Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Silver Foil Sheets #132178
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144640
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle #119850
2″ Circle #133782
Banner Triple #138292
Embellishments:  Year of Cheer Embellishments #144643
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon #132137
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Foil Snowflakes  #144642
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Snowflake paper at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch.
~Punch a 2″ Silver Foil Circle
~Stamp a Snowflake in Smoky Slate on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
2.  Stamp Merry Christmas or another sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on the lower right corner of your Whisper White card front.
3.  Attach your Year of Cheer Snowflake Banner with Fast Fuse about 1/4″ from the left edge and at the top of your Whisper White card front.
4.  Layer your Circle Punches with Fast Fuse.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Silver Foil Circle.  Attach to the center of a Silver Foil Snowflake.  Use either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflake under the Circles and attach to the card front.
5.  Attach your card front to your Thick Whisper White card base with Fast Fuse.
6.  Thread the Year of Cheer embellishment onto your Silver Ribbon.  Tie the bow with the embellishment under the knot.  Attach your bow to your layered circles with several Glue Dots-one under the knot, one on each side of the knot.  I found the bow did not stay tied otherwise.
7.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of your stamped snowflake.
Your Card is Finished!

Get all you Winter card making supplies from My Online Store.

Black Friday-Cyber Monday SALE

Do you like Sales?  Here are TWO ways to SAVE 50%!

Embossing Paste Class

35 minutes of video showing you step by step so you will be successful and your projects will look great!

Membership Site.  After payment you will be led to a Registration Page where you will choose a Username and Password.  Please email me if you have problems registering.  I can manually register you.

Regular Price is $20.  NOW $10!




2.  Creative Techniques

Learn TWO Techniques every month on the second and fourth Fridays.  We are up to 66 Techniques and you have access to ALL of them.  The Embossing Paste Class is also a Creative Technique!
Cyber Monday Sale

~Each Technique has at least one video showing you step by step how to do the Technique.
~The post also contains tips and things to remember.
~There is also a supply list.  Most Techniques can use a variety of stamps, ink colors, Framelits, Thinlits, and Embossing Folders.  Some require specific supplies such as Cardstock Vellum or Border Dies (for the Techniques pictured above).
~Membership Site.  After payment you will be led to a Registration Page where you will choose a Username and Password.  Please email me if you have problems registering.  I can manually register you.
~You will also be signed up to receive an email when each NEW Technique comes out.

Regular Price is $10 a month.  NOW $1  Seven-day trial, then $5 each month.




Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the United States!  Be thankful for all the good things in your life.  I am spending this Thanksgiving weekend with my DH, my son and his family, my daughter and her family, and my nephew.  We will also be celebrating my daughter’s birthday on Friday and my son’s birthday on Sunday.  Toss in four grandchildren-one 9 year-old, two 3 year-olds, and a 1 year-old.  It will be a fun, relaxing weekend!  lol!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

This is an all-occasion card.  Just change the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment to the occasion you need.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Memento Black
Calypso Coral
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen  #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Calypso Coral
Wild Wasabi
Big Shot:  Stitches Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
Ahdesives:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prep:
~Calypso Coral card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~Wild Wasabi card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Set aside.
2.  Coloring
~Stamp your image on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.
~Color with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  Use the Blender Pen to remove the pencil lines.  Clean the Blender Pen between colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until clear.  Add shading by coloring select areas darker.  Use the Blender Pen again to smooth out the lines.
3.  Big Shot and Punch:
~Stamp your Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the Classic Label punch.
~Cut out your colored image with the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral Scallop Oval just larger than your colored image Oval.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral straight Banner from Bunch of Banners Framelits.
~Run Wild Wasabi  card front through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.
4.  Assemble and Finish.
~Layer the two Ovals with Fast Fuse.
~Layer the sentiment and straight Banner with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Lay out Ovals and sentiment in the position you want on the card front.
~Tie the Ribbon so it will be centered under the layered Ovals and around the Wild Wasabi card front with the bow on the left side.
~Attach your layered Ovals with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the Ribbon.
~Attach your Senitment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Use Tombow to attach the completed card front to your Calypso Coral card base.
Your card is finished!
5.  Envelope (Optional):  Emboss your envelope flap with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.

Get the supplies for your all occasion card making from My Online Store.

Sweet Season Card-Gold Plaid DSP

This quick Christmas Card is perfect for making multiples!  Enjoy!
Sweet Season Gold Plaid Christmas Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Oh, What Fun  Photopolymer #140386
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Fresh Fig
Cardstock:   Fresh Fig
Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Foil Snowflakes #144642
Punch:   2-1/4″ Circle #143720
Embellishments:  Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Year of Cheer Embellishments #144643
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Fresh Fig Card Base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.
~Gold Plaid DSP at 2″ x 5″
Stamp:
~Wishing your a Sweet Season in Fresh Fig Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with 2-1/4″ Circle Punch.
~Merry Christmas in Fresh Fig ink on the lower right corner of your Whisper White card front.
2.  Attach your stamped Circle to your Gold Snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Thread your Year of Cheer Embellishment onto your Gold Ribbon.  Tie a bow with the ribbon so the embellishment is in the knot.  This way it can move freely.  Attach your Bow to the bottom of your stamped Circle with a Glue Dot or two.
4.  Lay out your Gold Plaid DSP and Snowflake Circle in the places you want them.  Attach the DSP with Fast Fuse.  Attach the Snowflake with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots.
Your Card is Finished!

Get the supplies to make your Christmas Cards from My Online Store.

Hexagon Box Video

Learn to make a Basic Hexagon shaped Box using the Window Box Thinlits.  It is pretty easy if you follow the steps in the video.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  1 sheet cut into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  You will need them both.
Big Shot #143263:  Window Box Thinlits #142762
Other:  Bone Folder to crease all folded score lines
Tombow Glue
Decorative items:
~Stamps
~Framelits or Thinlits
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip  1-1/2″ x 12″.  Measure around the box and cut about 1/2″ extra.  Trace around the Hexagon die onto the DSP for your top piece.

AUTUMN HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Autumn Hexagon Window Box
So Saffron cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits #144670 (Use with Big Shot)

FLOWER HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Eastern Medallions Flower Hexagon Window BoxTranquil Tide cardstock
Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Eastern Gold Viny; Stickers  #144150

MERRY CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE HEXAGON BOX
Merry Christmas Hexagon BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Star of Light Photopolymer stamps #142110
VersaMark ink pad  #102283
White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool  #129053
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751  (Use with Big Shot)
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

STARLIGHT HEXAGON BOX
Starlight Hexagon Window BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Starlight Thinlits  #141840
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

VALENTINE HEXAGON WINDOW BOX
Valentine Hexagon Window Box
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Stamp set retired and I don’t remember the name.  Sorry.  You could use the Banners for You Photopolymer stamps #141710

Get all the supplies to make your own Hexagon Window Boxes from My Online Store.

Online Extravaganza coming SOON!

November 20-26.  Online Extravagnaza!

Online Extravaganza Nov 20-26Do you like Sales and Discounts?  Come join in Stampin’ Up!’s SALE of the Year!   I know you want to plan out your shopping and get great deals for Christmas Gifts and for yourself!  Here is the Full List if you are just too excited to read the rest of the post.  😉

LOTS of Stamps at 20% off ONLY on Monday, November 20th.

Select Items at 10-50% off. 

Other Deals include: 
~past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Refills,
~Cellophane Bags,
~Thinlits and Framelits,
~Punches,
~Baker’s Twine,
~Watercolor Pencils,
~Embossing Folders-Dynamic and Regular,
~Enamel Shapes,
~Markers,
~Electic Paper Clips,
~Sequins,
~Glitter and
~In Color Acrylic Glitter Shapes.

Get the Full List HERE!  Click on the picture below for the pdf.

Check out My Online Store on Monday, November 20 and see all your choices!  There should be a big picture you can click on to get to the Sale products.

Kindness Banner Card

This Kindness Banner Card is used for the November 18th Sketch #8 Challenge and the November 25th Color Combo #8 Challenge in the Facebook Group.  Make your projects and share them in the comments section under the Challenge thread.  I look forward to seeing your creations!
Kindness Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144613
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Touches of Nature Elements #144216
Jute Twine #144625
Stamping Sponges #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cajun Craze cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 1-1/2″ x 12″.   Punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch.  Measure how long you want the bottom Banner to be.  Cut.  Sponge around the edges and top of the pattern you want to show with Early Espresso ink.  Do the same for the top banner.
2.  Stamp your Kindness sentiment in the lower right corner of your Cajun Craze card base in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Attach your bottom Banner about 3/4″ from the fold with Fast Fuse.  Attach the top Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals about 1″ from the fold and about 1/4″ above the words.
4.  Attach the desired Touches of Nature wood element with 2-3 Glue Dots in the position you like on the card.
5.  Wrap your Jut Twine twice around the fold of your card base and tie a bow.  Slide the bow to the position you want and straighten out the twine so you are happy with it.
You Card is Finished!

Find supplies for Quick and Easy cards at My Online Store.

NEW Stamparatus-Reserve Yours!

November 16-30.  Reserve Your Stamparatus!

Stampin’ Up! now has a Stamp Positioning Tool called the Stamparatus!

I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to talk about it!  Stampin’ Up! is having a Reservation System for this to prevent backorders and frustration.  Reserve your Stamparatus between November 16-30.  Stampin’ Up!’s manufacturer will then make all the Stamparatuses reserved.  When they are ready-around February 1st-you will need to close your order.  Your credit card will be charged when you close your order.  At that time you can add additional items to your order if you want.  Your Stamparatus will ship approximately February 1st.

There are THREE Reservation Windows available.

Customers can order ONE Stamaparatus per Reservation Window.  Yes, you can order ONE each time.  The Stamparatus will be in the Annual Catalog June 2018.
~November 16-30, 2017.  Available to Ship approximately February 1, 2018
~December 5-30, 2017.  Available to Ship approximately March 18, 2018
~January 15-30, 2018.  Available to Ship approximately April 15, 2018

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Mount red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible, adjustable plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD

How do I reserve one?

Just click on the picture below for a tutorial.  I understand the Online Ordering Website will be updated Thursday, November 16 to allow for you to reserve your Stamparatus.

As a member of the Leader to Leader (L2L) Team that has worked on this for several years I am excited it is finally ready and I can talk about it!  As a member of the L2L Team I can order mine December 11th and it will be shipped right away so I WILL HAVE MINE BEFORE Christmas!!!  Expect some videos the week after Christmas showing how to use it.

Remember to click the picture above for the How to Reserve My Stamparatus tutorial.  Follow the instructions and be EXCITED!!

Red Snowflake Banner Card

Make this quick Thank You card.  You can change the supplies and use the basic Sketch to make a card for any seasonal Thank You card.
Red Snowflake Banner Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Banners for You  Photopolymer #141710
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (card base)
Whisper White
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
Big Shot:  Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Punch: 1-1/2″ Circle  #138299
Embellishments:  Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack #144636
Foil Snowflakes #144642
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/2.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5″.
3.  Stamp your Thank You in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with your Big Shot and the Banner Framelit of your choice.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out your Thank You and your Snowflake.  Attach your Thank You.  Attach your Foil Snowflake with Fast Fuse or SNAIL in the center.
5.  Wrap your Tinsel Ribbon around your patterned paper over the center of your Foil Snowflake.  Tie in a bow over to the left edge of your paper.
6.  Attach your patterned paper layer to your card base with Fast Fuse.
7.  Punch out your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 1-1/2″ Circle.  Attach over the center of your Foil Snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is Finished!

Get supplies for all your seasonal Thank You cards at My Online Store.

Dynamic Embossed Envelope Video

You can send your Handmade card in a wonderful Dynamic Embossed Envelope, then the receiver will KNOW there is something special for them inside.  This is a quick and easy technique that will add a WOW to your envelope.

This Video is 2 minutes and 41 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Choose an Envelope:
~Medium Whisper White #107301
~Whisper White 3″ x 3″  #145829
~Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes  #131527
~Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300
~Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes  #144236
Big Shot  #143263  Comes with Big Shot Platform and Standard Cutting Pads/Plates.  Expensive, but it really is a wonderful tool that can add a lot of fun to your projects!
Choose a Dynamic Embossing Folder:
~Cable Knit #143537
~Hexagon #143231
~Layered Leaves #143704
~Pinewood Planks #143708
~Ruffled #143699

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Get out your Big Shot.
2.  Choose an envelope and a Dynamic Embossing Folder.
3.  Choose where to position your envelope flap.  Fold 1/8″ onto the front so your envelope flap will be embossed all the way to the original fold line.
4.  Sandwich for Dynamic Embossing Folders:
~Platform:  Big Shot Platform-remove Thin Die Adapter.  Multipurpose Platform-Open top tab
~Dynamic Embossing Folder with Envelope (or cardstock)
~Top Cutting pad/plate.  Skip the bottom cutting plate as it will make the sandwich too thick to put through your Big Shot.
5.  Run your envelope sandwich through your Big Shot.  Open and see how amazing your envelope flap looks!
6.  Refold the original fold line.  Insert card and give away or mail.

Want to make your envelopes Dynamic?  Get the supplies at My Online Store.

Thanks for the Smile Flower Card

Make this fun “Thanks for the smile” card.  It is quick and easy and sure to be appreciated by the receiver.
Thanks for the Smiles Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams  Photopolymer #142924
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Real Red
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallions Thinlits #143725
Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems #144142
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  SCORE and fold at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Real Red card layer at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3″ x 4″.
4.  Cut your “Flower” out using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  You will need two Thinlits:  the Flower with the details and the Framelit that goes around it.  Cut from Real Red cardstock.  Attach to your card front about 1/4″ from the top.  Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each popup Petal and remove the backings.  Put Tombow Glue around the thin outside Petals and in the flower center and attach.
5.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink with the bottom about 1/2″ from the bottom of your card front.
6.  Attach your completed card front to the Real Red card layer with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.  Attach the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Get all the supplies to make this card and other projects from My Online Store.

Elegant Snowflake card

This Snowflake Card is a quick and easy all-occasion card for Fall, Winter, and maybe even Christmas.  The little bit of gold adds the bling for an elegant card.  This is also the perfect card to make multiples of to send yourself OR give as a gift set.
Snowflake and Snow card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Whisper White
Thick Very Vanilla  #144237
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder  #139672
Punches:  1-1/2″ Circle #138299
1-3/4″ Circle #119850
Embellishments:  Pearls
Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon #144146
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prepare
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Very Vanilla card front at 4″ x 5-1/4.  Run through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
~Punch a 1-3/4″ Circle from Gold Glimmer Paper.
~Stamp your Snowflake on Whisper White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.
~Cut your Ribboon at 3-3/4″ long.  Trim the ends diagonally.
2.  Assembly.
~Attach the embossed card front to the card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach the Ribbon behind the Gold Glimmer Paper circle with Fast Fuse or SNAIL.
~Layer the two punched circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals under both Circles.  Attach to your card front in the position you want.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope (optional).  Emboss the flap of your envelope with the Snowfall Embossing Folder.

Remember the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE on select Designer Series Papers ends October 31st!

Get all your card making supplies at My Online Store.

Rock n’ Roll Technique Video

The Rock n’ Roll Technique is a quick and easy way to add colorful stamped images to a card.  Just choose a stamp and a light color ink and a dark color ink.  Stamp in the light color ink first, then roll the dark ink pad around the edges of the stamp. Stamp as normal.

This Video is almost 7 minutes long.

VIDEO SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer #138802
Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Inks:  Early Espresso
Tangerine Tango
Cherry Cobbler
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Cardstock:  So Saffron  Cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

Have fun playing with this Rock n’ Roll Technique!

You can find a variety of  stamps and inks at My Online Store.

For You Flower Card

Take a break from Fall with this Flower Card.  This would be fun to color with the NEW Blenders Pens available TODAY!  I just used my Markers and a Blender Pen to color it.  I do plan on ordering a set of the pens this week when I place my Class orders for the month.
For You Flower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Sweet Sugarplum
Fresh Fig
Old Olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Lemon Lime Twist
Other:  Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine #141682
Blender Pens #102845
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Lemon Lime Twist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Basic Black layer at 3-3/4″ x 5″.
3.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp your Flower and sentiment in Memento Black ink.  Color each flower petal with Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig Markers using the Blender Pen to blend the colors.  Color the leave with the Old Olive Marker.  Use the Blender Pen to help blend the colors.  Attach to your Basic Black card layer with Fast Fuse.
4.  Tie the Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the card.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Basic Black layer, the attach to card front.

Hope you had a nice break!  Get crafting supplies for ALL seasons from My Online Store.

Halloween Owl Card

This Owl will happily watch over you for Halloween to make sure you have a fun and safe time!
Halloween Owl Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolote Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Polka Dot Basics embossing folder #143709
Punch:  1-1/4″ Circle #119861
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two piece of Lemon Lime Twist at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach one inside the card base to write on.  Run the other through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your “Happy OWL oween” on Fresh Fig cardstock in Black ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your Owl on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the Owl Beak and Feet in Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp a Branch in Chocolate Chip ink.  Cut out with the desired Layering Ovals Framelit.  Cut the next Larger Oval Framelit using Basic Black card stock. Layer the Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Lay out the Owl and the sentiment where you want them.  Attach with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Halloween!

Quilt Cards video

Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square.
2.  Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table.
3.  After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to.  Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished.
4.  Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Here are some other cards I made.
Quilt Cards

Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.

Get supplies to make your paper “Quilt” from My Online Store.