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Hand-Crafted Greeting Cards and Paper Gifts

Spinning Monkey

I have wanted to play around with a Spinner Card for quite a while, and finally did so a few weeks ago.

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On a piece of Whisper White CS I used the Word Window punch to cut a slit. It took multiple punches both horizontally and vertically to get the size I needed. Behind the 1” circle that has the monkey is a sandwich of 1 pennies with the innermost circle from the Shaker Frames (or one can use a Dimensional). One penny of the sandwich is behind the WW CS, the other is on the front side with the monkey circle adhered with Glue Dots. The weight of the pennies cause it to spin as one tilts the card.

All of the animals were stamped from the Zoo Babies set and hand cut to place on the WW CS. The mane on the giraffe is a length of non-SU! satin ribbon, which I adhered with sticky strip to the back of the giraffe’s neck. Then I snipped off the selvage of the ribbon and pulled threads to make fringe. I also filled in the spots on the giraffe with the thin end of my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.The grass is a strip of Old Olive that I cut with the Fringe Scissors and adhered. The sentiment is from Cycle Celebraton.

The WW CS panel is popped onto the card base using a double layer of Dimensionals to accommodate the depth of the spinner sandwich. The card base itself is a piece of the white cardboard that’s shipped with the Designer Series Paper sets (you don’t throw this out, do you???) cut to 5½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4¼” with the glossy side out. I thought that the weight of the spinner sandwich needed the heavier weight. If you prefer you could use the Coaster Board instead.



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Hooray, it’s here!

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Click on this image to see it online, or email me and I’ll get one to you.

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Stamps In The Mail Class Series Starts Soon!

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One stamp set, three months of projects!

In the first month you will receive the Amazing Birthday set, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four projects. In months two and three you will receive at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four different projects.

I will work with you to avoid duplication of products you already own, allowing substitutions of like-priced items.

Class starts in September, so don’t delay! Get all the details here, and email me to sign up!

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Save the Dates!

October 4 is World Cardmaking Day. I will be hosting an Open House with an opportunity to stop in and make cards for the staff of the Banner/Cardon Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Unit to use. This will be the first of what I hope will become a tradition of making and donating cards to worthy causes. Stay tuned for more details later in September.

October 25 will be this year’s Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. Come make 25 cards in one afternoon and get a good start on the Holiday Season! You’ll make 5 each of 5 designs for $30.

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Birthdays and Hairballs

You may have noticed that Stampin’ Up! has eliminated the Stampin’ Around wheels in this year’s catalogs. They’ve been replaced by photopolymer border stamps that are so much easier to use! On this card I’ve used the Boutique Borders stamp set, repeating this pattern three times in Baked Brown Sugar ink on Baked Brown Sugar card stock to give a nice background for the focal point of the card. The clear photopolymer stamps are so easy to line up, I bet you can’t tell where the 3 separate impressions are!

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I stamped the image from Giggle Greetings in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White card stock. Using the Blendabilities markers I outlined it in the lightest of the Smoky Slate set, then filled in with the Crumb Cake set. I used the Color Lifter to add some highlights. Then I mounted it on a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered it to the card base. A quick and simple birthday card!



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Do you need a copy of the Holiday Catalog? Email me and I’ll get one to you. Orders can be placed starting August 28!

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Only 2 days left! You can join Stampin’ Up! for the regular price of $99 and get $150 worth of free product.

Here’s why that’s such a great deal:

• You can order anything you want from the Annual or Holiday Catalogs and pay no shipping. This includes big-ticket items like a Big Shot (and you can take advantage of the bundle deal below, too)!

• There’s no further commitment at all! You will be a Demonstrator until December 31, 2014, whether or not you place another order .

• Get a 20% discount on anything else you order while a Demonstrator...perfect timing for your holiday cards and packaging!

• Being a Demonstrator in December means you get to order from the upcoming Occasions catalog a month early, and with your discount!

• You get to be a member of my team, with exclusive team get-togethers and my support for whatever you want to do with your Demonstratorship, whether it’s a hobby or you want to grow a business.

• Always wanted to attend Convention or other Stampin’ Up! events? As a Demonstrator you can!

This offer is only good until August 28, so if you’re interested contact me today!
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Stamps In The Mail Class Series Starts Soon!

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One stamp set, three months of projects!

In the first month you will receive the Amazing Birthday set, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four projects. In months two and three you will receive at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four different projects.

I will work with you to avoid duplication of products you already own, allowing substitutions of like-priced items.

Class starts in September, so don’t delay! Get all the details here, and email me to sign up!

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Embossed Vellum Confetti Celebration

Again I woke up one day with the basics of this card in my head. I knew I wanted to emboss a center panel of Vellum card stock and frame it with DSP. It took some fiddling around to make me happy with this one, and I have a different version in mind to make someday as well.

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I’m trying something new today, using Stamp Buddy to show you the products I used to make the card. Just click on the picture to go straight to my online store if you wish to order any of them. I do want to point out that the sentiment stamp comes from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, which is why it’s listed. I look forward to your feedback on this!



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Do you need a copy of the Holiday Catalog? Email me and I’ll get one to you. Orders can be placed starting August 28!

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Still time to sign up for my August Class in Peoria!
Tuesday, August 26, evening  In Peoria
RSVP by Sunday, August 24
 

Spend a few hours doing some cool crafting!  We'll be making a small collection of projects that feature products from the new catalog.
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For one week only you can join Stampin’ Up! for the regular price of $99 and get $150 worth of free product.

Here’s why that’s such a great deal:

• You can order anything you want from the Annual or Holiday Catalogs and pay no shipping. This includes big-ticket items like a Big Shot (and you can take advantage of the bundle deal below, too)!

• There’s no further commitment at all! You will be a Demonstrator until December 31, 2014, whether or not you place another order .

• Get a 20% discount on anything else you order while a Demonstrator...perfect timing for your holiday cards and packaging!

• Being a Demonstrator in December means you get to order from the upcoming Occasions catalog a month early, and with your discount!

• You get to be a member of my team, with exclusive team get-togethers and my support for whatever you want to do with your Demonstratorship, whether it’s a hobby or you want to grow a business.

• Always wanted to attend Convention or other Stampin’ Up! events? As a Demonstrator you can!

This offer is only good until August 28, so if you’re interested contact me today!
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A new offering: Stamps In The Mail Class Series

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One stamp set, three months of projects!

In the first month you will receive the Amazing Birthday set, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four projects. In months two and three you will receive at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, along with all the materials and directions needed to make four different projects.

I will work with you to avoid duplication of products you already own, allowing substitutions of like-priced items.

Class starts in September, so don’t delay! Get all the details here, and email me to sign up!

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Stamp Club is filling up - only one spot left!

Local and long-distance members welcome!

Need the details? Click here to see them all.

Still have questions or ready to sign up? Email me!

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO GET THIS GREAT DEAL!

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