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  • November 17 November Scrap Class

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Club Christmas Gifts #4


Oops. I forgot to show the picture of the gift I won! Michelle made this adorable cocoa set from a photo storage box. Too cute!

Club Christmas Gifts #3

Final round:

Pam made this adorable tray. I just love how she paper pieced the snowmen. So cute! She also added a ceramic snowman candy dish and a big bag of M&M's (peanut, of course)!


Diane made this gorgeous stamped frame. I'm not sure if you can see the gold sparkle on the paper, but she used the shimmer paint mixed with alcohol for that effect. Love it!

I was so excited about the gifts the ladies made this year! They all did a really nice job. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to join us, but I bet next year they'll all try to make it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Club Christmas Gifts #2

Here is round 2:

Claudia made this fantastic trio of frame starring the cute Dasher stamp. She stamped in white craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice ep. I just love it! Sorry about the glare---I couldn't seem to get a good picture.


Heather made this pretty candle holder using the white and silver rub-ons found in the Holiday Mini Catalog--which ends January 4! She also made a cute little box from designer paper that I don't have a picture of and added some great smelling Partylite candles.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Club Christmas Gifts #1


Ok, here are a couple gifts from our Club Christmas Party:

The first example is the gift I made. I used the Dasher Decor Element which is a Level 2 Hostess Only gift. I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper for the backing and some of the retired ribbon. I used my Big Shot to cut out NOEL from the same designer paper. I popped out the rhinestones from some Fire Circle Rhinestone brads and added them to the top of the glass with Mini Glue Dots.

This next gift was made by Jennifer. She bought the metal tub from Target and used the Big Shot and Decor Elements Vinyl Sheets to decorate it.

Don't forget!---From now until Dec. 22, you can purchase the raw Vinyl at a great discount in over 15 colors (as well as some Big Shot Dies). I am told that the vinyl will go through the Cricut as well as the Big Shot.

Jennifer filled her basket for a fantastic movie night! She even made some cute wraps for her microwave popcorn bags and 2 Liter of pop. So cute!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Club Christmas Party

Oh, we had so much fun on Monday night! I invited my club girls over for a little party where we had a potluck, played the Thief game with our hand-stamped gifts, and made a cute Christmas Project.

This little reindeer bag was my gift to them for coming. Isn't is adorable?! I think I'll make these for Kyle's class. I made the one on the right with the scallop circle thinking it reminded me of the tuft of white fur on the necks of deer, but my aunt decided it looked like he was trying to be Santa Claus with a beard! So, you decide which way to make it.

Supplies Used: Soft Suede, Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red cardstock, White gel pen, Basic Black marker, Big Shot Dies----Snowflake (for antlers), Top Note, Punches---Wide Oval (snout), Small Oval (nose and ears), 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle, Small Cello Bags



I bought these photo cubes at the $ spot a while back and thought they'd be perfect for a Christmas Project. I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper for my example. I had a hard time trying to come up with each square until I started looking at them as mini scrapbook pages. I love some of the squares, while others could use some improvement! I had to remind myself to keep it simple--no brads, knots, etc. because the block just wouldn't go back together very well if it's too bulky. Just keep in mind that photos will give the project a whole new look.

Tip: I crumbled up some tissue paper to fill in the cardboard block that I attached the pages to. It needed some stability.

I gave the ladies lots of choices for their block. I had a variety of designer papers, stamp sets, ribbons, etc. for them to use. I loved how different all of them turned out and how many great ideas the ladies came up with themselves.

Here are a couple of Michelle's pages. It seems I only took pictures of her blocks. Sorry girls!


I will post the projects everyone made over the next couple days---I promise!

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale

Today Stampin' Up! has announced a 12 Days of Christmas Sale on select Big Shot dies and our fantastic raw Decor Elements Vinyl Sheets. Originally only available in Chocolate, Gray, and White, you can now purchase raw vinyl in over 15 more additional colors like Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Clear, and Chalkboard! So fun.

What in the world do you do with the raw vinyl you ask?! Well, you use your steel ruled Big Shot dies to cut fantastic shapes! You can cut the vinyl with the Original, Bigz, and XL dies.

The ornament you see here was made with Whisper White raw vinyl, SU Alphabet Simple Letters, Snowflake Sizzlits 4 pack. It also uses the NEW Real Red Satin Ribbon coming out in January (there will actually be 9 new colors!) and a yellow rhinestone brad (I popped out the rhinestone and attached it to the ornament with a Min Glue Dot.

Note: Sizzlits are intended to cut single sheets of paper and cardstock. Sometimes you are able to get them to cut a bit more. My Snowflake Sizzlit easily cut through the raw vinyl.

Here is a link to an Easter project I did last year where I used my Big Shot Serif Essentials alphabet and some raw vinyl to make personalized baskets.

Visit my website to view all of the selected sale items. You will click on SHOP NOW at the top right corner. Once my "store" comes up, click on "12 Days of Holiday Sales" from the list on the left. You have from now until December 22 to get these deals. Order by December 15 to get your order before Christmas!

Item

Page #

Description

Regular Price

Discounted Price

114515

195

Flower Burst Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114516

195

Cherry Blossom Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115957

195

Thanks Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114513

195

Sweetest Stem Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115952

195

Hi Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115951

197

Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die

$74.95

$59.96

113446

197

Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

114509

197

Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$21.95

$18.66

113448

197

Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

113457

198

Tulipe Bigz die

$21.95

$16.46

115954

198

Two Tags Bigz die

$21.95

$18.66

114524

199

Fringed Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114523

199

Decorative Accents Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114534

199

Flower Bigz Clear die

$19.95

$15.96

113473

199

5-Point 3D Star Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113472

199

Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113470

199

Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113465

199

Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

115961

200

Perfect Setting Bigz XL die

$42.95

$32.21

113483

200

Pennant Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

113484

200

Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die

$39.95

$31.96

116760

201

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

116759

201

Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

114890

201

Matchbox Bigz XL die

$42.95

$36.51

113458

202

Flower Layers Originals die

$15.95

$13.56

114336

158

Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114334

158

Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114337

158

Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114335

158

White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

118797

n/a

So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118798

n/a

Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118799

n/a

Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118800

n/a

Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118801

n/a

Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118802

n/a

Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118803

n/a

Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118804

n/a

Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118805

n/a

Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118806

n/a

Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118807

n/a

Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118808

n/a

Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118809

n/a

Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118810

n/a

Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118812

n/a

Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118813

n/a

Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118814

n/a

Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118815

n/a

Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$14.95

$11.21

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Quick & Cute Christmas Ornaments


Hi Ladies! Sorry for being away for so long. I am going to try to post some quick and easy projects over the next couple of weeks, so check back soon. I will also be posting additional information about my Super Stampin' Weekend on Wednesday.

These next two projects are a couple ideas I'm working on for my MOPS group craft. I'm not sure if either of these will be used, but at least I have something to share with you all!

The Snowman is a pocket ornament. It is made from a standard invitation size envelope and has a great pocket to hide some goodies.

The Snowflake ornament is made with the Snowflake die for the Big Shot. The stamped image is from the retired Deer Friends set, but you could substitute any image in its place. I sprayed the entire thing with my Shimmer Paint/alcohol mixture to give it some sparkle.

Shimmer Paint: Fill a small spray bottle about half way with rubbing alcohol. Add a couple teaspoons of shimmer paint (found in Holiday Mini) and shake vigorously. The best way to add the spray to your project is to spray it in the air and drag your project through the mist. This way your paper won't get too wet and the ink won't smear. As you can see from my sample, I didn't take my own hint!

Snowman Directions:
  1. Seal your envelope and cut it at 5".
  2. From the bottom, fold back to small triangles to give your snowman face some definition.
  3. Cut a 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" piece of cardstock (Night of Navy) and stamp on it with a snowflake stamp of your choice (mine is from Christmas Punches hostess set).
  4. Cut a thin piece of cardstock (Soft Suede) and adhere to bottom of stamped piece.
  5. Adhere "hat" to top of snowman's head.
  6. Punch (2) basic black circles with the 3/4" circle punch. Add details with white gel pen.
  7. Adhere to face with dimensionals.
  8. Cut a 6" piece of ribbon and tie a knot at one end.
  9. Adhere your "scarf" to bottom of envelope.
  10. Cut a triangle from orange cardstock and fold in half to make nose. Attach with Mini Glue Dots.
  11. Make blush circles by sponging through a hole punched from your black eyes.
  12. Add face features with black marker.
  13. Punch two holes with your 1/8" handheld circle punch on the back side of the envelope near the edges and tie an 8" piece of cording through them.
  14. Fill with a candy cane and candy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Retiring Dormant Lists Stamps Sets

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010. These are sets that are on the Dormant List and not found in the current catalog.
Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Don't miss out! Be sure to place your order before these sets are gone for good!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Super Stampin' Weekend 2010

I have some TENTATIVE information about my annual Super Stampin' Weekend. This information is probably pretty accurate, but I will be confirming all of it by Monday. I just wanted to let you all know the dates!

Dates: March 12 - 14

Cost: All Weekend $190
One Night Stay $160
Saturday only (not staying) $115

Your stay includes meals, make and takes, and an order of $50, which qualifies you for 1 free Sale-a-Bration reward. More details will be coming as well as information on Sale-a-Bration (January 5 - March 31). We will be doing an optional scrapbook swap just like last year.

You can click on this link to read about last year's Super Stampin' Weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Become a Demonstrator!

What does a demonstrator do?

Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to share their love for stamping, crafting, and home décor every day, while supplementing their household income. Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you.

If you're thinking "I'm not crafty or creative enough," there's no need to worry. Stampin' Up!'s demonstrators come at all expertise levels, and with the many resources that Stampin' Up! provides, anyone who has a passion for crafting can find success as a demonstrator.

What are the benefits of being a demonstrator?

Demonstrators enjoy many benefits, including

  • Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
  • Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's up to you! See the Compensation Table for more information.
  • Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like!
  • Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics on our Demonstrator Web Site.
What do I need to become a demonstrator?

The Starter Kit, created exclusively for new demonstrators, contains Stampin' Up! essentials you'll need to get started in your new business, including

  • Five complete stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • Business forms and tools

Digital + Starter Kit


Digital+ Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. Contact me today to get started!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Sale--1 Week Only

Oh, my goodness! Do I have some deals for you. I woke up today to a wonderful promotion from Stampin' Up! From now until November 30---1 WEEK ONLY---you can purchase some fantastic products and product bundles at an amazing savings.

You can purchase these through my online store or give me a call to place the order for you. I will be placing my order on Monday, November 30 after my Choose Your Own Christmas Adventure class. So, if you'd like to save on shipping, get me your order and payment before class starts at 6:30 pm.

Please note that all product prices will be honored even if there are backorders--with the exception of the Ultimate Stamper's Starter Kit. This kit is available only while supplies last.

I will be raffling off the Level 1 Patterned Pines stamp set for those who place an order of $30 or more during this promotion. For each $30 you spend, your name will be entered into the drawing. I will choose 1 winner. Already have the Patterened Pines stamp set? You can choose from my stamp basket.

Take a look:


Description

Discounted Price

120280 Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch

$21.95

Reg: $43.90

120281 Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch

$14.95

Reg: $29.90

120976 Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch

$14.95

Reg: $29.90

120282 Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads

$12.95

Reg: $25.90

120283 Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

$24.88

Reg: $49.75

120284 Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set

$20.45

Reg: $40.90

120285 Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch

$15.45

Reg: $30.90

120286 Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$24.93

Reg: $49.85

120310 Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$24.93

Reg: $49.85

120311 Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$24.93

Reg: $49.85

120287 Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters

$12.95

Reg: $25.90

120288 Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

$10.74

Reg: $17.90

120289 Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads

$76.62

Reg: $127.70

120290 Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad

$24.51

Reg: $40.85

120291 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads

$26.31

Reg: $43.85

120312 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads

$26.31

Reg: $43.85

120292 Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

$25.71

Reg: $42.85

120293 Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

$35.31

Reg: $58.85

120313 Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

$35.31

Reg: $58.85

120294 Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set

$52.74

Reg: $87.90

120295 Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch

$31.71

Reg: $52.85

120314 Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch

$31.71

Reg: $52.85

120296 On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials

$25.71

Reg: $42.85

120927 Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$44.91

Reg: $74.85

120298 Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$44.91

Reg: $74.85

120299 Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

$44.91

Reg: $74.85

120300 For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$25.83

Reg: $36.90

120315 For All You Do Bundle (French)

  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$25.83

Reg: $36.90

120316 For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$25.83

Reg: $36.90

120301 Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

$33.41

Reg: $47.70

120302 Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

$30.66

Reg: $43.80

120303 Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$26.50

Reg: $37.85

120317 Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$26.50

Reg: $37.85

120304 Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$27.90

Reg: $39.85

120318 Pendant Note Bundle (French)

  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$27.90

Reg: $39.85

120319 Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$27.90

Reg: $39.85

120305 Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

$47.54

Reg: $67.90

120306 Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

$47.54

Reg: $67.90

120307 Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements

$47.54

Reg: $67.90

114864 Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements

$27.97

Reg: $39.95

114863 Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements

$27.97

Reg: $39.95

112534 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$5.57

Reg: $7.95

112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

$4.87

Reg: $6.95

112081 Scallop Square punch

$11.17

Reg: $15.95

113693 Full Heart punch

$11.17

Reg: $15.95

113694 Heart to Heart punch

$11.17

Reg: $15.95

112091 Scallop Edge punch

$11.17

Reg: $15.95

112571 Circle Designer brads

$4.17

Reg: $5.95

112579 Flower Designer brads

$4.17

Reg: $5.95

112572 Star Designer brads

$4.17

Reg: $5.95

114785 Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

$27.97

Reg: $39.95

114786 Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

$48.97

Reg: $69.95

114791 Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

$27.97

Reg: $39.95

114792 Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

$45.47

Reg: $64.95


*This bundle is only available while supplies last.
I started making this JOY Pennant banner last year some time and just never finished it! I had all the pieces cut and everything. I happened to come across it again when my friend Jennifer came over and helped clean up my stamp room. The paper used is now retired, but wouldn't the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper found in the mini catalog look beautiful?!

The pennant is made by using the Pennant XL die for the Big Shot. The die also cuts the fun scalloped circles you see at the bottom of each pennant. The ribbon is from the Mistletoe ribbon found in the Holiday mini catalog.

I think I might jazz this up a bit by adding some rhinestone brads in the center of the small scallop circle and embossing the letters or use some red glitter. Not totally sure, but I'll have to play some!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cocoa Packets


These are some cute little cocoa packets I made for my MOPS group project this month. They are super easy to make and so adorable!

1. Take a business sized envelope and cut the bottom off at 5 1/2".
2. Cut the top part of the envelope at 2".
3. Cut a piece of designer paper to 1 3/4 x 3 7/8".
4. Stamp bottom piece of envelope as you wish. Run through your Paper Crimper.
5. Adhere Designer Paper piece to top off envelope and tie a piece of ribbon around it.
6. Stamp a greeting on the bottom part of your lid.
7. Add a cocoa, coffee, or cider packet to your envelope.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Choose Your Own Christmas Adventure!

I am excited to offer a new class on November 30. I am offering 3 different Christmas Projects that I couldn't fit into my Christmas Stamp Camp a couple weeks ago. You can choose to do one, two, or all 3 projects. Each one is priced individually. You may make up to two of each project. The class will begin as early as 5:00 for those of you who are able to make it then. The "normal" start time is 6:30 pm.

RSVP & Pre-payment is due by November 25.

Here are the projects:

Jingle All the Way Lighted Glass Block
Cost: $22 or $10 if you purchase your own glass block and lights
Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Details: I am giving you the option to purchase your own glass block and lights from a hobby store so that you can take advantage of any coupons or sales the store might offer. I am not able to use multiple 40% off coupons, so I'd have to pay full price. These are pre-drilled glass blocks.

The block I used is the mini, but you could definitely use the larger blocks. If you choose to purchase the mini block, you will want a string of 20 lights. If you choose the larger block, a string of 35 lights would work well. I will be purchasing the mini blocks for those of you who are paying the full price for the class.

Items to bring to class: Glass block and lights (optional), Stampin' Up! heat tool-- if you happen to have one!



JOY Wall Hanging
Cost: $8
Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Make this adorable hanging that uses a couple of Big Shot dies and the Merry Moments Designer Paper.

Items to bring to class: Paper Cutter, Adhesive





Box and Tags
Cost: $8
Approximate Time: 30-45 minutes

Learn to make this adorable see through box that will hold 40 Christmas Tags.

Items to bring to class: Paper cutter with scoring blade, Adhesive, Ornament Punch--if you happen to have one!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lauren's Paper Display Board


Last December I held a class where we made paper display racks that hold your child's papers. You can see the ones the class made by clicking here.

Over the summer, Kyle's friend Austin and sister celebrated their birthdays at BounceU, so I made Lauren this paper display board using the fun and bright Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. I used the Stampin' Up Beautiful Butterflies die for my Big Shot to add some fun and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The die cut letters are from the Stampin' Up Alphabet Simple letters dies. The ribbon used is the retired Purely Pomegranate Satin ribbon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Microscope Glass Slide Ornament

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We made these adorable ornaments at my Christmas Stamp Camp on Saturday. The sample you see above is actually the one the ladies made. I had bought smaller slides from a craft store (1 1/2 x 1 1/2") for my sample, but had ordered 2 x 3 slides online for the camp.

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Most of the ladies did the Faux Diamond embossing technique on top of their image, but I forgot to do that in my sample. Adding the faux diamond technique adds so much Christmas-y sparkle.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, En Francais, Dasher
Inks: Classic--Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Merry Moments Dp (on backside)
Accessories: Silver Cording (in Holiday Mini catalog), Mistletoe Ribbon (Holiday Mini), Silver Beads Duo, Sticky Strip

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Stamp Camp Bonus Projects

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Oh, we had so much fun at the Christmas Stamp Camp on Saturday! I had nine ladies join me to make 5 fabulous (if I do say so myself!) projects. You can see them in the post below.

Each year, I like to add some type of stamped bag and a gift for my girls who come. You can see what I made last year by clicking here. This year, I made (with Jennifer's help) these super cute Santa Bags and Santa Hershey Bar covers. Don't you love them?!

Both are super easy to make. After finishing the candy bar holder, I realized that my bags look kind of goofy with the white showing in the buckle. That doesn't really seem right. So, my directions below will have you make a black belt that goes all the way across. Also, you could make the candy bar holder longer so that it doesn't show the top and bottom of the candy bar.


Santa Gift Bag
Supplies: Whisper White cs, Basic Black cs, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” square punch, Red gift bag, Merry Moments Designer Paper, Silver Cording, Big Shot Two Tags die, Christmas Punch stamp set (hostess only)
  1. Cut a 3 x 10 ¼ strip of Whisper White. Distress sides using Cutter Kit or scissors.
  2. Cut (2) 1 ½” x 3 ½” basic black for belt.
  3. Cut (1) 2 ¾ x 2 ½” basic black for buckle. Use square punch or paper cutter to cut out middle.
  4. Punch 3 basic black circles for buttons.

Santa Candy Bar Wrapper
Supplies: Hershey Bar, 5 ½ x 7 ¼”Real Red cs, Whisper White cs (1 ½ x 7 ¼. 1 ½ x 5 ½), Basic Black cs (1 x 7 ¼, scraps), ½” circle punch, Stampin Dimensionals.
  1. Score red cardstock with 5 ½ at top at 2 ¼, 2 ½, 4 ¾, and 5”.
  2. Apply adhesive to one flap and wrap this around your candy bar.
  3. Score the same as above for the Black piece and the longer white piece.
  4. Tear both edges of shorter white and the top edge of the longer white.
  5. Adhere the shorter white down the middle of your Santa’s body.
  6. Apply adhesive to back of longer white piece and wrap around bottom edge of your Santa’s body.
  7. Apply adhesive to back of black piece and wrap around middle of Santa’s body.
  8. Cut a 1 ¼” square from Basic Black cs and adhere to middle of belt.
  9. Punch 3 ½” black circles and attach to white strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas Stamp Camp--Nov. 7!

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I am finally finished with the projects for my 4th annual Christmas Stamp Camp! I will post a picture of the projects as soon as I find the camera cable to my computer! Ahh! I have looked everywhere!

Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30
Cost: $25 and a dish to share
RSVP : November 4

**If I have more than 10 people sign up for camp, I will add a 2nd time as I've done in the past--12:00-3:30.

  • a Christmas Planner
  • Notepad from a file folder
  • Decorative Tile using Stampin' Up's stencils
  • Magnetic Tic Tac Toe
  • a beautiful ornament made from glass microscope slides

This year will be a little different from years past. Instead of me stressing out about providing lunch, we are going to have a potluck! I will provide pop, ice, water, plates, napkins, etc. Everyone else should bring a dish.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here are the Deals of the Week for this week! Don't miss out. Order before Monday the 26th at 11:50.

Item

Description

Special Price

114348

Basic Jumbo grommets

$4.49

109857

Mini Library clips

$8.99

112571

Circle Designer brads

$3.99

112581

1/2" Library clips

$3.99


Monday, October 12, 2009

Deals of the Week #2

Oh, my! Such good deals for the BIG SHOT!! I can't believe it.

Item

Page

Description

Regular Price

Special Price

115961

200

Perfect Setting Bigz XL die

$42.95

$25.99

114515

195

Flower Burst Embosslits die

$11.95

$5.99

116760

201

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die

$39.95

$25.49





Deal ends next Monday, October 19 at 11:50 am! Don't miss out!
Shop at my online store by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Deals of the Week are Back!


Okay, I truly must be living in a cave! I totally missed that Stampin' Up! is offering Deals of the Week in October. I'm so sorry!

So, here's Deal #1:

Item

Description

Special Price

109183

Trio Flower punch

$10.99

109041

5-Petal Flower punch

$10.99

110709

My Way punch

$11.99



So, here's how it works. Deals of the week will be announced by noon on each Monday in October. You have until the following Monday at 11:50 to order the deal (1o minutes before the next deal goes live). You can place your order online through my website: www.carrieclary.stampinup.net. I will do my best to post the Deals of the Week here on my blog each Monday, but you can always find them on my website.

Deals of the Week Dates:

  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009---Ends October 12
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009---Ends October 19
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009---Ends October 26
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009---Ends October 31--can order until midnight
This deal #1 will end at 11:50 on Monday, October 12. Don't miss out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chocolate for the Teacher

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I made this cute little tin of candy for my son's kindergarten teacher. I found the tin in the Dollar Spot. I used the beautiful Autumn Meadows designer paper from the Holiday Mini to line the bottom. The tag is made from the Stampin' Up! Two Tags die for the Big Shot. I filled the tin with autumn colored Hershey Kisses and Resee Cups.

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I added a pack of 3x3 cards that I made using the Autumn Splendor stamp set also found in the Holiday Mini. The greetings are from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set. You might remember that I made another set of 3x3 cards for the teacher earlier in the school year. I plan on making a set for each season/holiday throughout the year.

Recipe
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Fundamental Phrases
Inks: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Autumn Meadows DP (bottom of tin), Very Vanilla
Other: Dusty Durango Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Metallic Eyelets,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Skittles Pouch

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This is a quick and easy little pouch that will hold snack size Skittles, M&M's, and Resee's Cups.

Directions:

1. Cut an 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock. Score at 4 and 4 1/2. Fold along score lines.
2. Use Scallop Edge punch along top edges, if desired.
3. Adhere a 3 x 3 1/4" piece of Designer Paper to the front.
4. Use Horizontal Slot punch or a circle punch, to make space to tie your ribbon through/
5. Embellish with stamped image(s) as you wish.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pencil Holder

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I've made some pencil pouches before that are similar to the pixy stick holder found here, but saw this new version in one of the SU catalogs.

I cut a scallop circle from the large scallop circle die for the Big Shot from the Cast-a-Spell designer paper found in the Holiday Mini. I stamped some images from the Pirate Party stamp set in Basic Gray and Elegant Eggplant ink and layered it with some circle punches. I punched a 1/4" circle at the top and tied my Old Olive 5/8 grosgrain ribbon in a knot. To hold the 3 pencils together, I tied some black gingham ribbon around them. You will want to have your 1/4" hole at the top somewhat close to the top of the pencils so that they don't just fall out of your holder.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On to Halloween Projects!

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It's that time of year---fall and Halloween time! I am going to share some quick and easy projects that can be made for your your family, co-workers, or as class treats. I haven't decided exactly what I am going to make for Kyle's class this year. Here's a quick project that can be adapted to any size candy bar.



Isn't it cute?! This is a giant Hershey's bar. I wrapped a 6 3/4" x 8" piece of Cast a Spell designer paper (found in the Holiday Mini) around 4.4 oz candy bar. I adhered it with Snail. Now that Kyle is a bit older, I'm finding that I need more "big boy" stamp sets. I bought the set Just Jawing to use when I thought Kyle was having a Pirate party. It can seem a bit "girly", but you can always cover the heart eyes with punched stars or circles.

I colored the eyes with my Elegant Eggplant marker and then added some fun purple glitter from the Fine Cosmo glitter collection. Just be careful where your glue goes because unlike Dazzling Diamonds glitter, the colored glitter is very noticeable!