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September 2012

Stampin' Up! Toxic Treats!

I received some GREAT swaps at Founder's Circle! The theme this year was "easy, workshop demonstratable" and WOW, everyone did a great job!

Today's swap is by Deb Valder using the "Toxic Treats" set from the Holiday Catalog:

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I LOVE the way she shaded around the witch with lightest-to-darkest colors after heat embossing the image with Black embossing powder, and the Silver Glimmer layer really sets it all off! It was a stroke of genius to use the "Spider Web" Textured Impressions Folder for the background of it all!

Hope you all have restful Sunday! A nap may be in future this afternoon! lol!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


Stampin' Up! First Christmas Shadowbox Card!

I used a beautiful Holiday Catalog set, "First Christmas", to create this "shadowbox" card:

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I chose to use the Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock for the front of the "stable".

Stampingrox! Product Review: After running this layer through the Big Shot in the "Woodgrain" Embossing Folder, I found the condition of the paper to be a bit more delicate than I really liked for a card with so many folds, but I was able to make it work! I also used the new "Stampin' Sanding System" to increase the distressed look of the woodgrain, which of course made the cardstock even more delicate! In the future I will limit my use of this particular cardstock to a flat second layer.

I heat embossed the baby in the manger, the greeting, and the star with Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder. All were cut out with either the Labels or Bitty Banners Framelit Dies, as was the opening in the center of the "stable". The holly and berries embellishments were created with one of the leaf and stem "Cannery" framelits and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

Hope you've enjoyed my "shadowbox" card!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

 


Stampin' Up! Owl Occasions and Faux Bow Mini-tutorial!

 

Another cute card I created for my recent workshops I want to share with you using the "Owl Occasions" stamp set and the "Snow Festival" Designer Paper! The stamped snowflakes around the owl are from the "Confetti" stamp set. The present, the branch, and the santa hat are included in "Owl Occasions" along with the owl, of course!

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I also used the Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that is still on special for a couple of more days! Any $40 order will let you choose your choice of 5 In-Colors of this ribbon: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, or Summer Starfruit! Contact me with your order before Midnight, September 30th to take advantage of this great Stampin' Up! special!

With this card I have been teaching a fun "faux bow" technique:

Step 1: Tie a length of ribbon (in this case about 9-10 inches) around the 2 Way Glue Pen bottle as shown below. Tie a double knot tightly.

Bow 1
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Step 2: Slide the tied ribbon off the bottle. Your ribbon will look like this:

Bow 2
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Step 3: Use your Craft Scissors to snip the loop in the middle. Snip the ribbon at an angle to make it pretty.

  Bow 3
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Step 4: Your "faux bow" is now ready to attach to your card with SNAIL or Glue Dots. Tighten the long ends of the ribbon before attaching to card front if you need a little more length to reach around to the back side of the card layer.

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Hope you've enjoyed today's little mini tutorial!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


Stampin' Up! Make a Mitten!

Here's a cute card I designed for some of my workshops this month using the "Make a Mitten" stamp set, "Greetings of the Season" stamp set, Mitten Builder Punch, and "Snow Festival Designer Tags"! I also used "Snow Festival" Designer Series Paper and Gumball Green Sweater Trim!

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Can you see the hint of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the mitten cuffs? Adding it exactly where I wanted it was easy with my 2 Way Glue Pen!

The mittens are attached to the sweater trim with a couple of glue dots on each, then the sweater trim bow is attached to the card with three glue dots!

And the inside:

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This card was super-easy to make and really has a clean, fresh, Scandanavian look to it, don't you think?

That's all for today, until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox! Day"!


Stampin' Up! Perfectly Preserved Candy Canning Jars!

Hello again! Can I just say this month has been probably my busiest one ever? Workshops, classes, clubs, stamp camps, and a trip to St. George, Utah, for the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Retreat! I need to pause right here for just a minute to thank all of my stamping friends and downline, for helping me get there! Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU!

Here's a super-cute little project we will be making at my workshops in October inspired by Dawn Olchefske and Kay Kaltoff:

Candy canning jars
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Can you say "Perfectly Preserved Candy Canning Jars" three times fast? I LOVE this little project using the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and the "Cannery" Framelits for the Big Shot. All of these products can be found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog right now!

That's it for today. If you would like to view the Holiday Catalog you can click on the icon right here on my blog or contact me to request your own personal copy to be mailed to you!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox! Day!"

 

 


Stampin' Up! September is Here & Toxic Treats!

If you are a newsletter subscriber, you will receive a tutorial in your inbox today for this card using the Owl Builder punch, Petite Pennants punch, and the "Toxic Treats" stamp set from the 2012 Holiday Catalog:

Owl 1
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I have combined inspiration from Angie Juda for the "witchy owl" and Michelle Zindorf for the spooky background. I really love this card, and my Punch/Technique Class attendees have too!

 

This beautiful box is created with the "Orchard Harvest" Designer Series Paper pack, as well as the "Perfectly Preserved" Bundle on pages 28 & 29 of the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

Recipe 1
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Recipe 2

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This project is perfect for preserving all the memories of Christmas 2012!

Created with the "Candlelight Christmas" Specialty Paper Pack and the "Snowflake Season" Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit, you will use all the components from both kits! Both products are found in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

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 Here's a whimsically adorable version using the "Snow Festival" Designer Series Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper!  Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags, 1/4" Whisper White Sweater Trim, and the Mitten Punch!

Snow festival 1

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Snow festival 2

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!