Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Notecards, the Perfect Gift

Thanks for stopping by today. Today at Sisters in Stamping we have some great notecard sets and holders to share with you. You can never have enough notecards on hand so these are perfect to make for yourself and even better to make and give as gifts. With the Christmas holiday quickly approaching (you know it is), you can get a head start on those handcrafted gifts you want to give.

This is the outside of the holder. I made a folder to hold 8 notecards and envelopes. I scored and 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cucumber crush cardstock at 5 1/2" on the 11" side and at 2 1/2" on the 8 1/2" side. Fold on the score lines and cut the center of the 2 1/2" fold at 5 1/5" so the side lay better. (You'll see an inside picture below to make it easier to understand what I just typed, lol)

I designed the outside of the holder after I made the cards so that it would coordinate with what was inside perfectly.

Here is the what the inside of the holder looks like. Does it take you back to your school days with the many folders you needed for each subject? Notice once, I cut the center of that 2 1/2" folded piece I just cut a small angle out of each side to make it look more appealing than the straight edges you are left with after cutting.

I stamped 4 different greetings in two different colors on the cards. I also colored 4 of the designer paper strips using watermelon wonder for the flowers and 4 using delightful dijon.

Just a close-up of one of the notecards so you can see it better. When I colored the designer paper I did small sections at a time, so that I could "smear" the color a little with my finger before it dried completely. I saw this done at convention last week and it really does add to the vintage look of the paper.  I used the delightful dijon lace to add some texture to the card without a lot of bulk, which is just what you want for a set of notecards. It is attach with the awesome new tear & tape adhesive. You are going to love that adhesive, even if you hated sticky strip (aka scary tape). The Tear & tape adhesive is much more user friendly, I promise.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

August 2015 Classes

August 2015  Classes

Host your own  private class and you can even earn great products for FREE. I have a few dates left in August and September for you to host your own class.

As always, if you can’t make a class in person, you can always have the TO GO option. To Go option is $5.00 extra plus shipping if not local to pickup. Just let me know.

All class registrations must include payment in advance to be considered registered. You may send a check or I can send a paypal link for you to pay the class fee.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
or Monday, August 3, 2015   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BOGO EVENT - That's right buy one get one FREE. I will have all my retired merchandise out for your purchase. There is a lot of retired goodies waiting to find a new home that will love them and put them to creative use. Whatever you buy in retired product, you will be able to select that same amount from the catalog in new product. All you do is pay for the shipping and tax for the new product. So if you buy $50 in retired product you will select $50 in new catalog product. I will also have many card samples for you to take home with you to select from when you purchase retired product. The icing on the cake: one make n take for you to make as well. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $34.00 per person for the stamp set
 $50.00 per person for bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch)
This is a monthly class that features one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
Stamp set this month: Sprinkles of Life (page 189 in the Annual Catalog) This is the Ronald McDonald House set and $3.00 will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (when registering specify stamp set only or bundle.

Saturday, August 22,  2015 at 11:00 AM
Project Life Class – $40.00 per person (it will include the Happy Times Card Collection & Accessory Pack as well as a pack of 6"x 8" pack of pocket pages
Make 8 cards and 23 album pages using the Project Life 
I am looking for people interested in memory keeping (NOT scrapbooking) or any burned out scrapbookers who want to document their photos without draining time, energy and wallets. No creativity required!!! No gluing or cropping! It is so quick, easy, and very affordable. I'd LOVE to show you how you can create beautiful albums documenting your story without all of the time and energy of traditional scrapbooking!!!! If you would like to learn more about this AWESOME new way of memory keeping you need to attend this event on Wednesday evening to check it out for yourself!! You will get to try it out yourself. No need to bring pictures with you. You can just slip them in the pages when you get home. Please bring your own snail adhesive with you.
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.  This month’s theme is Let’s Hear it For the Boys. It’s all about the men in our lives. Masculine cards can sometimes be difficult to create so come and make 12 cards that will be ready when you need them.
RSVP Deadline: Monday, August 24, 2015

TEASER ALERT:   The new Holiday catalog will make its big debut on September 1. Watch for details for a fun event that first week in September. You won’t want to miss it. A catalog will be reserved for you. Book your Holiday party now before all the dates are gone. Never too early to start thinking about your Christmas cards and projects.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gotta Love a Little DSP

Hello Stamping Friends,

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing some great projects using Designer Series Paper. I love DSP, a little goes a long way and makes your project look great. These are some great magnetic clips that I made using clothespins, some designer series paper and brads.

I think these are simply adorable. Here's how I made the flowers: 
 punch six scallop circles 
spritzs them with some water
 crumble them up to give some texture
open them back up
layer them on top of each other
punch a hole in all of them (as they are together)
put brad in through hole and open on the back side
fold each layer up around the brad (one layer at a time)
then shape into a flower 

These make great little gifts for co-workers, friends, teachers or just about anyone you might want to give a little something to.

Place them on a piece of cardstock and stick inside a clear envelope for the perfect packaging idea.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using Designer Series Paper.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

A Big Shout Out to Each of You

Hello Stamping Friends,

How are all of you? I know you are probably thinking I have dropped off the face of the earth or quit stamping, but I assure you I am well and still stamping (well, maybe not much the past few weeks). It's been a crazy month here with the Yurkanin's. My brother and his family stayed with us for two weeks while visiting from Kentucky and now Don's brother and his family are visiting from Arizona and stayed with us a few days, plus Noah graduated and we had his graduation party. So busy is really an understatement. It's all a good crazy but crazy nonetheless.

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some projects made using the new big shot items found in this years catalog. Don't you love the big shot? I almost don't know how to create without using it at this point. Interesting, right? Especially since, I stamped and crafted without it for many, many years. If asked, I would definitley say the big shot is my most favorite tool to use.

This is a card I made using an alphabet stamp as the main focal point of the card. Alphabet stamps are awesome because you can make personalized cards and gifts for spell out whatever you would like for a greeting on a card or a title on a scrapbook page. Of course, the textured background is what brings the card together and makes it look finished.  I love the background embossing folders for that reason. Such a small tool can make such a big impact.

 This is a big Thanks to each of you for supporting me and my business each and every year. I'm so excited to announce that Don and I will be heading to Newport Beach, California later this year on Stampin' Up! What's even better is the trip is close to our 20th anniversary; I think that's a great way to celebrate.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more great projects using some new big shot items.

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