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Hand-Crafted Greeting Cards and Paper Gifts

Halloween Gift

We don’t usually do gifts for Halloween...trick-or-treating for the kids (or eating the give-away leftovers for the adults) seems to be plenty. But I just read an article about a book documenting the making of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Glenn is a life-long Peanuts fan, and has all of the books (some of them twice...the originals and the commemorative hardcovers!). We re-watch the Peanuts holiday specials trifecta annually: Great Pumpkin, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So I knew he had to have this book.

I had to make appropriate wrapping paper, right?

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SU! is selling Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls, which have patterns imprinted in white on one side, and blank on the other. I’ve had this roll of lightly striped paper in my wrapping stash for a couple of years now, so I just used it. It’s got a slightly glossy side and a matte side, and I made sure to stamp on the matte side. I used the three pumpkins and three leaves from the Fall Fest set, with Tangerine Tango (pumpkins) and Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Cajun Craze (leaves) inks.



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I cut a pennant from a piece of Kraft Cardstock (did you know we carry that now in 12x12 sheets?). I stamped and cut out two more pumpkins and stamped the sentiment from And Many More.... Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine was a perfect match, and some orange sequins from the September My Paper Pumpkin kit added just a touch of sparkle.

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Did you know that most SU! demonstrators are “Hobby Demos,” meaning that they join in order to get a 20% discount on their crafting supplies? They never hold a class, publish a blog or sell to anyone else. The only commitment to being a demonstrator is to spend $300 per quarter - that’s $100 per month - although it’s really $93 per month since you get 20% off! If you decide it’s not for you, you can quit anytime and not owe SU! anything (though if you quit before six months are up you won’t get all the DSP).

Perks of being a demonstrator:
• 20% discount.
• Preorder period for every catalog that lets you order new products before regular customers can.
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Halloween Cards

I love Halloween, and have a great time helping my kids create costumes, carve pumpkins, have parties, go trick-or-treating, etc. But I don’t make many Halloween cards...I don’t seem to send them, and my customers don’t buy many.

Still, I have to make a couple, right? Particularly when there’s such a great set as Fall Fest to use!

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This one is a shaker card that has a cut-out behind the face of the middle pumpkin. I stamped the two side pumpkins and the bats (larger from the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit and smaller from Holiday Home) first.

Then I stamped the middle pumpkin twice in Tangerine Tango...once on the panel that is the bottom of the shaker, and again for the top. I cut it out with the matching Framelit, then adhered it to the Very Vanilla image panel and punched a 1” circle through both layers. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet over the back side of the hole.

I stamped the jack-o-lantern faces with StazOn ink (necessary with the slick window sheet - be careful it doesn’t slide around and smear!). A Shaker Frame was adhered to the rear pumpkin and filled with orange sequins from the September My Paper Pumpkin kit. I lined up the top pumpkin with the bottom one and adhered with the Shaker Frame. The Very Vanilla panel is then adhered to the Tangerine Tango base with Dimensionals.

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This one was CASE’d from Susan Itell. I think I used slightly different sizes on my card base and circle, but other than that it’s pretty much an exact copy. We did this one in my October monthly class. It uses great images and coordinating framelits from Fall Fest, as well as a sentiment from Good Greetings. Susan has great detail on her blot, so I won’t repeat it all here.


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Join my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for $99 and you choose $125 worth of products in your start-up kit AND you’ll receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper (DSP) each month for six months!

Did you know that most SU! demonstrators are “Hobby Demos,” meaning that they join in order to get a 20% discount on their crafting supplies? They never hold a class, publish a blog or sell to anyone else. The only commitment to being a demonstrator is to spend $300 per quarter - that’s $100 per month - although it’s really $93 per month since you get 20% off! If you decide it’s not for you, you can quit anytime and not owe SU! anything (though if you quit before six months are up you won’t get all the DSP).

Perks of being a demonstrator:
• 20% discount.
• Preorder period for every catalog that lets you order new products before regular customers can.
• Attending demonstrator-only SU! events like the annual Convention, local events, and online/live streaming events.
• Monthly team meetings just for members of my team, with exclusive projects and insider news.

Let me know if you’re interested in learning more!

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FIRST PLACE PRIZE: ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will receive their choice of any single Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and coordinating accessory pack. (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD.)

GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) grand prize winner will receive 
every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line! (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $475.00 USD. Subject to item availability on date the prize is awarded. See Official Rules for details.)

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Holiday Stamp-A-Stack

Saturday was my annual Holiday Stamp-A-Stack, where customers make 25 cards in one 4-hour session. It looks like I’m going to have a second session in early November, so if you’re interested in getting in on the fun, let me know!

I was good about taking pictures of my set-up space, but not about getting the people once they arrived!

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Each participant receives a decorated bag filled with the materials they need to make their cards.

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There is a station dedicated to making each of the 5 card designs, with all of the materials right there. Big Shots are located on my kitchen island to be used as needed.

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Participants get to choose inside sentiments for their cards from my collection of stamps.

I had Christmas music playing in the background, and a few holiday treats out for snacking...attempting to set the mood despite temps in the low 90s!

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