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Hand-Crafted Greeting Cards and Paper Gifts

Flowerpot Joy Fold

Here’s another card that one session of my August classes made (ask the Gnomes that live in my house [a.k.a. my daughter] where the second white sheet of DSP that I needed to have enough for both sessions wound up).

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This card style is known as a Joy Fold card, and this link will take you to a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.com that will give you directions and measurements. It’s one of my favorite ways to show off pretty DSP!

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We stamped the sentiment from Feel Goods on the front Whisper White panel using Night of Navy ink, and then filled in with images from the Flower Patch set. The stem of leaves was cut out with the coordinating Flower Fair Framelit and popped up on a Dimensional to tuck the panel under to keep it closed. A few Candy Dots and Pearls finished it off.



October 4 is World Cardmaking Day...stop in between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM and make a card or two to be donated to the Banner/Cardon Children's Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Unit.  This event is free, and RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

I will have several card designs prepped with instructions that you are welcome to make.  If you have a design and/or materials you would like to use you are welcome to bring them.  You can also raid my craft room for stamps, supplies, tools, embellishments, etc.

October 25 will be this year's Holiday Stamp-A-Stack!  Come make 25 cards (5 each of 5 designs) for $30 and have a head-start of the Holiday Season!
RSVP required by October 11.
 

Upcoming Stampin' Up! Promos

 

Stamp, Stock & Save Sale To help commemorate this year's World Cardmaking Day, Stampin' Up! is holding the Stamp, Stock, & Save promotion from October 1-6. For this limited time, you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive, all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20% off - see the list here.

 

Get prepared: free DSP is on the horizon!  The only thing better than FREE Designer Series Paper, is six months worth of FREE Designer Series Paper. It's simple: during the month of October, when you sign up to be a demonstrator, you will earn one FREE package of Designer Series Paper-for six whole months! Check back on October 1 for more information!  *Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

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Hello Darling

This is another quick-and-easy card done in a single color...this time Perfect Plum.

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A layer of Perfect Plum card stock was embossed with the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A strip of Whisper White CS was stamped with the sentiment and image from Hello Darling. After inserting the brad Candy Dot Base and the Perfect Plum Candy Dot this layer was attached to the embossed layer. Then the embossed layer was added to the Perfect Plum card base with Dimensionals.

Fun facts:
• This set and embossing folder also coordinate with patterns on the Gold Soirée Specialty Paper.
• Did you know that in addition to adding a bit of shine to Candy Dots, the Candy Dot Bases will also add another dimension to the Basic Jewels Pearls and Rhinestones?



Upcoming Events

World Cardmaking Day
Saturday, October 4
Open House
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free
RSVP
Drop in and make a couple of cards that will be donated to the Cardon Children's Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Unit.  Come when you can, leave when you must...no reservation necessary but appreciated if possible.


Holiday Stamp-A-Stack
Saturday, October 25
RSVP deadline October 11
Noon - 4:00 pm
$30.00
Create 25 cards (5 each of 5 designs) and get a leg up on the Holiday Season!

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August Kinda Eclectic

Here’s another card we made in August’s class:

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It mostly features the stamp set Kinda Eclectic, and is a variation I believe of one of the Make-and-Takes at Convention this year. I CASE’d it from Brenda Keenan. You may notice the hexagon background, and be wondering...no, we don’t have a new background stamp, we used the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to make it! To do this we lightly inked up the back (raised) side of the embossing folder, placed the card front on it, and lightly pressed with a hand. I used more ink and more pressure to get a pretty solid impression...less ink and less pressure would make a more vintage-y/grunge-y look. We also sponged the edges with Sahara Sank ink.

The sunburst image was stamped in Hello Honey, and the leaves in Mossy Meadow. Each pair was inked once, stamped twice. The Sahara Sand strip was sponged, snipped, stamped with the dots and finally the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. The butterflies were stamped in Blackberry Bliss on scrap, then punched and popped up. The little flowers were punched with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and highlighted with a White Gel Pen. The tiniest pearls are in the centers. A double-length of Linen Thread finishes off the card.



Still time to sign up for class on Friday!


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RSVP Deadline - Thursday at noon
Monthly Class in Scottsdale
Friday, September 19
RSVP
9:30 am - noon  
$15.00


Upcoming Events


World Cardmaking Day
Open House
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free
RSVP
Drop in and make a couple of cards that will be donated to the Cardon Children's Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Unit.  Come when you can, leave when you must...no reservation necessary but appreciated if possible.

Saturday, October 25
Holiday Stamp-A-Stack
Noon - 4:00 pm
Create 25 cards (5 each of 5 designs) and get a leg up on the Holiday Season!
$30.00
RSVP deadline October 11.
Saturday, October 4
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