December 16, 2012

Stampin' Class - Coming in January!

Stampin' Class is a group where you can learn new techniques and tips while sharing your love of stamping and paper crafting with others who love it too! Each time we meet we'll learn new techniques while making 2 projects that you'll take home with you. Want to keep track of the techniques you'll be learning?  Why not start a technique album.  When you attend a Stampin' Class, you'll also receive technique note cards to put in your technique album.

Classes will be held the third Sunday of every month at 2pm.
CONTACT ME to sign up now and get directions to class.  Space is limited!

December 15, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Save up to 80% on Clearance Rack Blitz!

December 14, 2012 - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
CLICK HERE to visit my online store to shop for your clearance items now!
  • Over 300 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.  
  • New clearance items include punches, card stock, ribbon, stamps, ink pads, Big Shot dies and more.  Great holiday gifts for yourself or others!  
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. You can order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-so stock up now on Holiday gifts! Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! Unfortunately, there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for Hostess Benefits.
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December 14, 2012

Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate with Donna Griffith

Oh what fun! Add lots of scoring designs to the borders your projects with Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate. It will be available Jan. 3 when the 2013 Spring Catalog comes out (item #126192).  Watch this video to see how it works.

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December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for my daughter, Rebecca, whose birthday is today.  Happy Birthday, Rebecca!  I used Pool Party card stock for the base of the card and a layer of Summer Starfruit card stock because they both coordinate perfectly with the patterned paper I used from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.  By stamping the flowers from the Everything Eleanor stamp set with Early Espresso ink onto Summer Starfruit card stock, the flowers coordinated perfectly with the patterned background paper.  Once the flowers were stamped, I cut them out and used Dimensionals to make them "pop."  I added a Large Pearl to the center of one of the flowers for a little accent.  I also used Very Vanilla card stock with Early Espresso and Pool Party inks to stamp the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment in the center of the card.  Once they were stamped, I used the Labels Collection Famelits to cut them out.  I really like the way this card came out and I hope Rebecca does too!

Stampin' Up! Products:
Paper: Pool Party (#122924), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Very Vanilla (#101650) and Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (#126898).
Ink: Early Espresso (#126974)
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor (#124162 - wood mount, #124164 - clear mount)
Tools & Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577) and Dimensionals (#104430).
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December 12, 2012

Holiday Post It Note Holders

It's the Holiday Season and there's so many people on our gift list.  Here's a simple little "thinking of you" homemade gift or stocking stuffer that is just perfect for your coworker, neighbor, child's teacher or just about anyone on your list.

Holiday post it note holder
Once they're made, just put them in a little cellophane bag (item#102757) and your gift is ready to go!
closeup of holiday post it note holder
To make these post it note holders, I used a variety of Stampin' Up! card stock, designer series paper, stamp sets, ink pads, framelits, embellishments and dimensionals to give each holder a little "pop."
For instructions on how to cut, score and assemble the post it note holders, CONTACT ME.

December 10, 2012

The Gingerbread Man...Wonderful Childhood Memories!

For me, the gingerbread man always evokes wonderful childhood memories of Christmas time.  When I was a child, my mother would take me to the home of a long-time friend of her's to visit during the holiday season.  The woman would bake delicious gingerbread man cookies and hang them on her Christmas tree.  When each child visited her home, they were invited to choose a gingerbread man cookie from the tree to eat.  I still remember reaching up and taking off my cookie as if it were yesterday.  It felt so special and magical...the magic of Christmas time!
Here's a gift I recently brought to friend's home as a thank you for hosting my husband and I for dinner.  Given the time of year, it's no surprise I baked a gingerbread man cake!
gingerbread man cake
Once the cake was baked, I wrapped it and added a gift tag.  I liked the way I could coordinate the gingerbread man on the gift tag to match the gingerbread man cake!
Here's a close-up of the gift tag.
To make the gift tag, I used these Stampin' Up! products:
Stamp Set: Scentsational Stamp Set (item #121026 clear mount, #121190 wood mount)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (item #119685), Gumball Green (item #126840), Whisper White (item #100730) and Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (item #126908)
Ink: Early Espresso (item #126974)
Tools: Labels Collection Framelits (item #125598) and Holiday Collection Framelits Dies (item #127814)
Fun Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons (item #119747), Linen Thread (item #104199) and 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Real Red (item #119251)
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December 6, 2012

Fancy Friends Kit - Make Quick and Easy Cards!

If you're new to card making, looking for a quick and easy way to make cards to send to your friends or the perfect Holiday gift, the Fancy Friends Kit is for you.  Watch this video narrated by Amy, one of Stampin' Up!'s Concept Art Team Demonstrators.  Then, see below on how to order...

 Stampin' Up! Products
  • Fancy Friends Kit (item# 132319) contains 6 cards & 6 envelopes
  • Note Cards & Envelopes (item#107311) - purchase to make add'l cards
  • Snail Adhesive (item#104332)
  • Glue Dots (item#103683)

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Helene





 

December 5, 2012

Chocolate Marshmellow Cookies - Yummy!

I was shopping the other day at one of my very favorite stores, Williams-Sonoma and I purchased their Chocolate Marshmellow cookie mix.  Wow, are they delicious!!! So, I decided to box some up and give them as holiday gifts to the ladies in my book group.
chocolate marshmellow cookies in gift box
Once my cookies were baked, I packaged them up using Stampin' Up! crafting products to create the gift box. I put two cookies in the 4"x 6" Cellophane Bags (item# 102757) and tied the bag closed using Cherry Cobble Baker's Twine (item# 123125).  Then, I place the cookie package in the Kraft Gift Boxes (item#124106).  Finally, I decorated the box.

To create the decorative box, I used the following products:
  • 12"x12" Marina Mist Card Stock (item#124279)
  • Not Quite Navy Card Stock (item#100867)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (item#100730)
  • Not Quite Navy Ink Pad (item#126971)
  • 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Whisper White (item#114319)
  • Label Collection Framelits (item#125598)
  • Perfect Polka Dots Folder (item#117335)
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December 4, 2012

Papercrafting at Membership Appreciation Dinner

Here are some photos from the papercrafting activities as last night's Sisterhood Membership Appreciation Dinner at Congregation Schaarai Zedek.  It was so much fun helping the ladies make their Hanukkah gift bag and card.  Thanks for including us in your special evening!
Hanukkah gift bag
Hanukkah Card

Lady at partyHanukkah party favor on tableHanukkah Gift Box Party Favor
Lady carrying basket



















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Get the Ornament Elegance Kit!

If you're like me, you love the ornament on the cover of the Holiday Catalog.  Well, now Stampin' Up! has made it easy for you to make this ornament.  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, you can purchase a kit to make this ornament.  The kit contains enough supplies to create 10 heirloom ornaments
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (item #132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (The Anywhere Glue Sticks [item #104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (Wood Mount item #128048, Clear Mount item #128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (item #102023)!
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

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Helene





December 2, 2012

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps by Stampin' Up!


I love these cookie stamps!  Whether you want to make holiday cookies or using the presses for another project, the cookie presses are great to use.  In this video Sara Douglas, from Stampin' Up!, shows us how easy and fun they are to use.  Then, checkout below for how to make a snowflake ornament using the cookie press!
I remember as a young child the fun of making things using salt dough.  Here's fun project to make with the kids (or by yourself!) using salt dough with the Holiday Sweet Pressed cookie stamps.
 Dough Recipe
1 cup salt
1 cup plain flour
Up to 1 cup water (add gradually)
Combine the salt and flour, and then pour in the water gradually, stopping when it has become dough-like and not too sticky.  There should be no residue left on your fingers when you touch it.  Knead it on a floured surface for a few minutes to make it soft, workable, and stretchy.
Take a small ball of dough and press it with the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp.  Poke a straw through the center, near the top, so that ribbon can be threaded through later.  Cut it out and lay it on a non-stick cookie sheet.  Cook on VERY low heat (around 202 degrees F) for up to 3 hours.  If the ornament is over 1 cm thick, it will probably need to be turned over during cooking.
Product#125512 - Holiday
Product #126903 - Special Events
Product# 127081 - Occasions
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December 1, 2012

Holiday Packaging Bundles from Stampin' Up!



Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution.   Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.  It's that easy!
Watch the video above...it's cute!
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Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

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Helene