Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Halloween! What a fun day to dress up as a favorite character. That's how we do it here in our house. No scary stuff, ever!  Willy Wonka is my all time favorite movie. I'm so glad my husband and youngest son obliged to dress up as Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket. When I mentioned it, I honestly didn't think they would be so willing, but I sure am thrilled with the end result.

I thought I would share some quick projects with you in the spirit of the day. A card and some treat bags.

Both projects use the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. Love how versatile and fun this set it. the card literally only has 2 stamps on it. The greeting (from September's Paper Pumpkin kit) and the little Dracula. The key to the rest of the card is the layers of cardstock and designer series paper. It makes a real difference. I love the little bit of pizzazz the pumpkin pie glimmer paper adds to the finished project.

These treat bags were made by my daughter for her students at the dance studio. Didn't she do a great job on them. I think she likes some glitter too. She carefully outlined the round tag with some glitter. (I love it.)

She used 4 of the images to make her tags all a little different. The skeleton is so cute with the little orange bow, isn't she?   Of course, to finish these off and make them awesome she added some googly eyes. They make a huge difference.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a safe and happy Halloween. See you soon.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Stitched Framelits Coming Real Soon!

Hello Stamping Friends,

There is some exciting news coming from the home office. We all love getting sneak peeks at what's coming in future catalogs, right? Well, Stampin' Up! has just announced that we can get our hands on these awesome framelits ahead of their June 2017 catalog debut. Woohoo!

The Stitched from the heart Framelits will be available beginning November 1 (that's 6 months before the June 1 debut). There are stitched circles, square and ovals that will be sure to add some extra pizzazz to your cards and paper crafts.

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you and your customers have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. Not only can you share this early-release set of 12 dies with your customers, but you can highlight the stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off! And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.

These new framelits will be available November 1st – November 31st only because they are a SNEAK PEEK from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up annual catalog that comes out in June.   After that they will be available for a year.

In addition to the new framelits available on Nov 1st, there are NINE stamp sets on sale for 25% off that coordinate with the stitched dies!  (prices shown are for clear mount but wood mount is available for a little more)

See the cute stitches around the oval and the squares? Paper stitches are still a hot trend and a fun way to add some texture to any of your projects!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nice Basket of Thanksgiving Wishes

Hello Stamping Friends,

How are you on this chilly NEPA morning? I will admit, I'm not quite ready for the cold weather.  Wish we could hold onto the warmth for just a bit longer.  Yesterday, our school district actually had a 2 hour delay because of ice. Although most in the district don't mind a little extra shut eye in the morning, not many of us are welcoming of ice in October.  One of my favorite trees (a lilac tree) was covered in ice even late last night and I was so sad because I've never seen it like that. I was worried that it was finished but thankfully this morning it is looking more like itself. I sighed relief when I saw that.

This week with the Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some Thanksgiving cards or projects. I am sharing this card because this basket of fall vegetables screams Thanksgiving to me. Do you happen to agree?

I also like the color-blocking that completes this card. It is a pretty easy card to make. No crazy techniques that you need lots of instructions for by any means. Emboss a few pieces of cardstock with three different folders, stamp and color in using ink pads and blender pens. Honestly that's about it. See I told you it wasn't too difficult.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more great Thanksgiving card/project ideas. Thanks for stopping by see you soon.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pretty & Quick Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just dropping by quick today with a quick and easy card that is pretty too. It would be a great card for many different occasions, birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you thinking of you. Yep, it's that versatile. Plus you can make a bunch of them up, use some different greetings on them and give them as a gift. I know many of us think we can't give the same card out but when you buy a box of cards (gasp! Not that any of us do that) you get multiple of the same image and no one blinks an eye. So go ahead make them, stamp different greetings and give them as a nice little gift.

I used the Swirly Bird stamp set to make some pretty flowers. The colors I used make this card bright and cheerful. This card is sure to brighten anyone's day.

So what are you waiting for, hurry and go make this card. Don't have the supplies? You can always head over to my store and order exactly what you need to get going. ORDER HERE

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Spooky Treat Time

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's almost that time for some spooky treats. And today at Sisters in Stamping we have the perfect treats for you to give your little goblins or the big goblins you may know as well. What's inside my treat may not be tolerable for the little one. No silly, it's nothing bad, just a little cinnamon-y. (Yep, that's a word)

So what do you think so far? I haven't made one of these in a really long time, but I always enjoy making them when I do. It's a sliding gum holder (well, that's the name I'm giving it anyway). It's best to buy gum that would be easily pulled up to get a piece out. You don't necessarily want a pack a gum that you would need to slide up, take out, open and then finally be able to get your piece of gum. That's just entirely too much work, right?

I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween set to make my treat, To add some extra texture to the mummy, I wrapped some baker's twine around his body. It looks so cute. I also used the Smokey Slate market to give a little more dimension to the lines on the mummy. Without those lines it just looks kind of boring. Kind of like it's waiting to be finished, that's why I went ahead and finished it.

And here's the moment you have been waiting for........ the gum sliding out. You wrap the ribbon around the pack of gum before you assemble the gum in the box you made to make a life a lot easier for yourself. Then just tie a know at the end of the gum package so it doesn't slip and slide too much.

To finish of the front I just cut out some little pumpkins from one of the sheets in the designer series paper pack. That's right, only one stamped image on this treat. Anyone can do it, I promise.  Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more great Halloween treat ideas.

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