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Weekly Deals

In all the Sale-A-Bration excitement I forgot to share with you this week's deal!  

Weekly deal  1-28 thru 2-3

There are 2 items on this deal that I really adore.  Can you guess what they are?  If you have stamped with me recently you would know of my love of everything Pool Party.  This week's deal has the Pool Party  ink pad on sale for $4.46!   If you do not have one already you need to jump on this deal.  Remember the deal expires on February 3.

Do you know what the other items I adore is?  Here's a big hint.

Flower Garden embossing folder

Yup, it is the Flower Garden Embossing folder!  Here I inked up the folder with Calypso Coral ink and then embossed it.   

I don't think I shared with you another cool new addition to the Big Shot family,  the Textured Boutique Embossing Machine.  Quite  a mouthful for a tiny machine.   You can use any of the different embossing folders with this machine.  It is a specialist and only embosses.  It is compact enough to be able to have apermanent place on your stamping table and easy to take with you!



The order number is 132657 and is $29.95.  Just think if you purchase this embossing specialist and 3 embossing folders you would not only have a great assortment of textures but you would also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice.   It just keeps getting better!  Let me know if I can help you with this or any of your stamping needs.  

Washi Tape Flower

Every other month my team, the Stamp Ladies does a card swap.   This past month the theme was washi tape.  We all love that cute tape but wanted some new ideas on how to use it.   Here's what I came up with.

Washi flower front

I  used the yellow and white gingham tape from the Gingham Garden Washi tape to cover a piece of card stock.  I tried to match up the print so it would look like a solid piece of paper instead of strips of tape.   Once the piece was covered I cut out the flower using the Fun FLower Bigz die.   This was not difficult but I am glad that the tape is forgiving and repositionable.

Washi flower close

I also used the gray stripe from the Epic Day Washi tape to create a border.    Here's all of the supplies I used.

Washi flower side

What's your favorite way to use washi tape?  


Autumn Accents Bigz die and The Weekly Deal

I am excited to actually have a new sample of one of the Weekly Deal items to share with you today.  Todays sample shows off the Autumn Accents Bigz die which is  part of the Weekly Deal and priced at  $16.46.  

Autumn Accents box

I had this jar of honey on my stamp table to wrap for a little thank you gift.  I then spied some Tag a Bag gift boxes and my Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created kit and well this is the outcome.   Here's a list of all the supplies I used.
Stamps: Banner Greetings (129714 Hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper:  Birch textured paper (ThankfulTablescapes 133463), Sweater Weather DSP (132814), Early Espresso (119686), Champagne Glimmer paper(127885)
Big Shot: Autumn Accents Bigz die (127812) on special until Nov 11th!
Extras: Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (130927) 

Autumn Accents x side

I love how the Tag a Bag gift boxes make it so easy to dress up a gift, making it just a little more special.  

Here are the rest of the Weekly Deals for November 5-11.

Weekly deals nov5-11This is such a great assortment of products and I should know since I have a lot of them!  More fun samples will be shared to celebrate this Weekly Deal!


Wonderful Blessing

I shared with you the Thankful frame bonus project we made at my last class and here is one of the cards we made.  

Wonderful blessing pop up

Stamps: Merry Little Christmas, Wonderful Blessing
Ink: Cherry Cobbler ink pad and marker, Basic Black marker , Silver Encore pad
Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch 
Big Shot: Card Base Pop n Cuts, Label Pop n Cuts, Perfect  Pennants, Circle  Collection Framelits
Extras: Basic Rhinestone 

Wonderful blessing open

Want to have a fun time stamping with your friends?  Call or email me and schedule your stamping party today.  In October,  Stampin' Up! is adding an extra $25 in hostess benefits when the merchandise total from your party reaches $250!   Catalog parties also qualify for the added bonus.   Just think when your party total reaches just $250 you will qualify for $65 in hostess dollars! 


Bee Well

A friend of mine recently had an unfortunate encounter with some bees.   They were not happy with her for disturbing them.  I had to make her a card and I knew what I wanted it to look like.  I pulled out my new Label Pop'n Cuts amd got to  work.

Bee Well inside

I have the bee attached with a piece of window sheet so it moves just a little when you open the card.  I had so much fun making this card and I knew she would get a laugh out of it and she did.

Stamps: Yippee -Skippee
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White,  Vellum card stock, Red Glimmer paper, Neutrals DSP stack, Brights DSP stack
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, Extra-Large Oval, Small Heart, Large Oval
Big Shot: Card base Pop 'n Cuts, Label Pop 'n Cuts, Typeset Alphabets Bigz
Extras: Googly eyes 

Here's what the front loks like.  

Bee Well front

See that cute little frog (aka a card holder).  Isn't it so cute?  My friend gave me it so I thought it only fitting that I use it  to hold up the card I made for her.

Bee Well inside side

I am really liking the Pop 'n Cuts concept and will be playing around with them a lot more.  The creator of the dies, Karen Burniston was at the SU! Convention.  I saw some of the thing she made and they were totally inspiring.   Unfortunately all my photos  of her samples are kind of blurry.  Big sigh.  

If you have any questions about this card or want more information about Stampin' Up!  feel free to contact me.  Have a marvelous day and Bee Well!

Let's Play Dress Up tutorial

Dress Up 1

Yesterday I shared with you this cute little dress candy holder made from the Dress Up framelits( 130101).   Here's  a quick tutorial on how I made the  candy box.  This little box fits 2 Dove chocolates perfectly.


Punch out  a 2-3/8" circle ( 118874) and score as shown in the picture.  The dotted lines are score line and the solid lines are cut lines.


Glue the little corner tabs to the inside as shown below.


Repeat on all four corners and you will have made a box to hold 2 Dove chocolates.


Attach the bottom edges of the dress cut from the Dress Up framelit to the box.  Repeat on the other side.  Using glue dots or Multipurpose liquid glue attach the 2 dresses at the shoulder.

Dress Up 1
Isn't it fun playing Dress Up with the Dress Up framelits from Stampin' Up!?


Let's Play Dress Up

Dress by Elise

Isn't this so sweet?  A few weeks ago I met up with fellow SU demonstrator Elise for coffee and this is what she brought me.  I love it and knew it would make a perfect addition to the In Color class I taught a few weeks ago.  Before I show you what we made in class here is the side videw of Elise's dress.

Dress by Elise side

There was (emphasis on was) a piece of candy that came in the box but it is long gone. Wouldn't this make the best favors for a shower, birthday party, heck just about any get together would be made cuter with a cute dress and some chocolate.

Dress Up 1

Here's the simplified version we made in class.  Don't you just love the new Ruffle Stretch Trim (page 173)?   On one I also added the Delicate Details Lace Tape (page 171 130966).  

Dress Up 2 side

Since this class was all about the In Colors I went candy shopping with that in mind and found a pretty perfect match to Coastal Cabana  in a new Dove chocolate flavor, mint & dark chocolate swirl.   Do you buy candy based on the color of the wrapping?  I had to laugh at myself as I worked my way down the candy aisle looking for candy based on the color of the wrapper.  Believe me I was so happy to find this one and it is delicious on top of being the right color.

Are you wondering how I made the box to hold the candy?  I am working on a tutorial and will post it tomorrow.   Have a great one and get ready to play more dress up tomorrow!

CPC Spotlight on the Scallop Square die

 This project created by Julie B will show you how easy the Scallop Square die makes it to create a Lidded Window Sheet Box, an Open-Top Handle Tote, a Slide-Out Pocket Card and a 4-Way Treat Holder!  Any of these would make a great favor and invitation for all of your parties!

Scallop Square Spotlight
If you would like to learn how to make all these fun containers and cards then go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of April.    You will gain access to 10 tutorials for only $10!  It is a deal not to be missed!

Boxed In with the Valentine Treat Bundle

Have you purchased your Valentine Treat bundle yet?  It is a great stamp amd on top of that you also get some 1" x 8" cellophane bags all for just $5.95.   The bundle is only available until January 21 so hurry and order yours.   Today's project is a redo of a project I shared after going to the Tacoma Regional back in October.

HVD box

If you would like to make a box of your own here is a link. to a quick tutorial.   

HVD boxback

Stamps: Happy Valentine Heart Single stamp, Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Real Red, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Paper: Real Red, Vellum Card Stock, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer paper
Punch: Full Heart
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection, Scalloped Heart Embosslit, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Ribbon: Whisper White Organdy 

This is a quick and easy way to wrap up a treat for your sweetheart.  You only have until January 21st to order this bundle so be sure to call or go to my online store and order it!