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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright SSK set
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Are you familiar with Stampin' Up's Simply Scrappin' Kits? Available in 9 different themes for only $19.95, these kits are a bargain. Each kit contains 8 sheets (2 each of 4 colors) of our textured 12x12 cardstock, 6 sheets of our 12x12 Double Sided Designer Papers (3 each of 2 designs), and 6 sheets of 6x12 self-adhesive die cuts (2 each of 3 designs).

While preparing for Tammy's workshop next week, I started playing with the Merry & Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit. This kit has a winter/Christmas theme using the unusual color combo of Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Bashful Blue. Working with only half of the kit, I used four sheets of the 12x12 textured cardstock and some of the self-adhesive cardstock die cuts to make these 8 long cards. You can get 2 cards (measuring 6 5/8" x 6" when open) from one piece of 12x12. I still have plenty of the die cuts left and didn't use any of the double-sided designer papers. Plus, I still have the other half of the kit that I'll use to add some quick 6x6 pages to my Christmas Album.

Why did I decide to make this size card? Well, besides being the completely trendy thing in cards right now, I can turn this card into a quick money holder by using the Slit Punch (item# 104388 $5.95). Slip it into our Small Open-End Envelopes (pack of 20 for $7.50), add some cash or a check, and you have a quick and easy gift!


October Project of the Month

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Aren't these adorable! These sucker covers are a really easy treat to make for some special friends. Purchase flat suckers (I found some suckers with skulls and pumpkins on them at a card store by the Mall). Use Stampin' Up's fantastic Scallop punch along with the 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches and a Halloween stamp of your choice. I used the Batty for You set for these. It is perfect for this project!

Add details with a white gel pen or pierce each scallop with your paper piercer. Attach the cardstock to both the front and back of the sucker with mini glue dots. Add some ribbon and your finished!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Spooky Banner

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I got this idea from a very talented demonstrator named Jenn Balcer. I saw her version and copied it as much as I could! What is great about this is that you can make this banner with the left-over letters you'll have from my Fall/Noel Wall Hanging Class in Novmeber. With a few creative cuts, you can turn the Q into an O and use the outline shape of the O for another O.

Stamps: Booglie Eyes
Papers: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Inks: Black Staz-On, Black Craft
Accessories: Corner Rounder (to make the scallops), Aquapainter with WWC, Celery 5/8" grosgrain, Black Gingham, Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool

Upcoming Class

I attended Stampin' Up's Regional Event in September. One of the projects they shared with us was a fantastic wall hanging that could be used for Fall and Christmas. I worked with my upline Lisa and my downline Christine to come up with our own version. Here it is:

Fall Hanging NOEL hanging
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Class Details:
Date: Sunday, November 4
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $30

Make this fantastic garland to compliment your home decor! Using 4 CDs, fun stamps, fantastic designer papers, and lots of ribbon, you will make a dual decoration. One side says "FALL", the other says "NOEL." You will LOVE this project! PREPAYMENT DUE October 20. We will use the On Board Simon Upper chipboard letters for this project. You will take home the extra pieces. Pictures in the gallery!

World Card Day Stamp-a-Stack

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Here are four of the 5 cards that we will be making for my stamp-a-stack on October 6. I think I'll keep the 5th card as a surprise. If you have not signed up for this class, it's not too late. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 6
Cost: $17, includes envelopes
Time: 10:00 - 1:00
RSVP: October 3
Join me for a fantastic stamp-a-stack in celebration of World Card Making Day! You will make 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs ranging from Birthday to Christmas! PLUS, make one extra card to be donated to the troops. Of course, you are welcome to donate some of your cards also, but I will provide materials for 1 card for the troops per person. Please RSVP by October 3 so that I can prepare your project supplies. I will have plenty of prizes to raffle off. Earn extra raffle tickets for being one of the first 5 to RSVP, bringing a friend new to me, dressing in red, white, and blue, placing an order, etc. This is sure to be a fun-filled day!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Popcorn Holder

popcorn holder

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If you receive my newsletter you have already seen this project, but I need to see how this blogging works! Halloween is a month away! You will want to start planning your Halloween projects. This year I am making popcorn holders for my son's pre-school class. They are super easy to make: take a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" sheet of cardstock. Score at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2". Adhere with the little flap inside. Decorate as you wish! You can buy the snack size microwave popcorn bags from Sam's Club in a pack of 40 for around $8.


Stamps: Batty for You, Batty Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Only Orange, Basic Black, Whisper White, Creepy Crawly Designer Paper
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Black Grosgrain, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Well, I just couldn't resist! I've jumped on the Blog bandwagon. I hosted a website for my classroom for a few years and figured this would be the same type of thing. My hope for this blog is to provide you with additional ideas for your stamping projects as well as keeping you up to date with Stampin' Up! Specials and my events. Eventually, I hope to phase out my monthly newsletters. With this blog, you'll be able to check back periodically to see what's happening! So, stay tuned for exciting (and maybe not-s0-exciting) updates!