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Envelope Punch Board and Envelope Liners Video

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<<< The Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up! is Available today in my online store!!

 (item #133774 - only $19.95!!)

I have a VIDEO for you today to show you how to use it... AND to show you my super fun exciting FILE FOLDER CARDS made with the Envelope Punch Board!

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Of course you can make FUN Envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board... but.... check it out...

HOW CUTE ARE THESE FILE FOLDER CARDS!??  You can make these with the Envelope Punch board, too!!! Cindee Wilkinson showed me her samples and I couldn't resist making a bunch of them!

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Watch the video below to see how to use the Envelope Punch Board.

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View the FILE FOLDER CARD VIDEO on my blog HERE :) 

As mentioned in the video, below is a photo of the Envelope Liners, which are also a fun way to dress up your boring white envelopes.  Liner framelits available here in my online store.

Envelope-liners-samples

Available in my Stampin' Up! online store:

Envelope Punch Board #133774

Envelope Liner Framelits #132172

Season of Style Paper Stack #132181

 

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Another fun card we made in my recent stamp class is this cool

Window Sheet Card.

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It is a little difficult to photograph to fully capture the "cool factor" of this card..

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The Window Sheet Overlay piece has been EMBOSSED with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder in the Big Shot, then placed over Island Indigo cardstock... it's so totally cool in person!

To attach the window sheet, use Snail under the strip of DSP and use one glue dot under the punched Mosaic piece.

 I wish I could remember who this idea came from.. it was from a swap at Convention .. if it was YOU, leave me a comment and let me know.

 Window Sheets, pg 156, #114323

Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, pg 191, #129984

Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper, pg 150, #130141

Deco Labels Framelits, pg 186, #130102

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Happy Holiday Weekend!

 

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This fun and easy card was one of our stamp class projects in August.

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Just when I tell myself there is an embellishment or accessory that I don't need, I'm always so glad that I ordered it... case in point.. the Oval Framelits... How Fun is this!?

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1.  Cut an oval from the gingham print and apply to the Daffodil Delight Cardstock

2.  place a smaller oval framelit on the bigger oval and cut

voila.. you have a fun ginham oval border!

Stay tuned for the card I made with the center gingham printed oval piece! :)

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Quick Card with a WOW Factor

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I LOVE this card, and so did my Stamp Class Students!

I received the idea in a swap from the amazing Jo Anne Hewins!

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The supplies and technique are simple simon... but deliver quite the Wow Factor!

The STAR OF THE SHOW is the Wetlands stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Supporting actors are the Square Framelits and Stampin' Sponges!

I cut a square with the square framelits in a piece of the Coaster board (pg 156, #129392), and used that as a stencil to sponge Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana ink onto the Whisper White cardstock!  Then stamp the images from the Wetlands set with Baked Brown Sugar ink... how easy and fun is that!?

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126695-wetlandsStampin' Up! Supplies available ONLINE

<<<  Wetland Stamp Set, pg 69, #126695 / 126697

Square Framelits #130921

Coaster board #129392

Baked Brown Sugar ink pad #131174

Coastal Cabana ink pad #131175

Whisper White cardstock #100730

Coastal Cabana cardstock #131297

Baked Brown Sugar cardstock #131296

Stampin' Sponges #101610

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Annual Awards

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Annual Acheivement Awards Celebration

Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting

Each year we celebrate the accomplishments of the top sellers and recruiters in our Luv 2 Stamp Group, as well as many other milestones.

Top sellers 2013

ABOVE: 4 of the top 10 in Sales for 2012-2013 were present at the meeting! 

Congrats to all top 10 sellers: Janet H., Wendy C., Gloria P., Cindee W., Lorita K., Katina M., Melissa K., Jo Anne H., Wendy T., Linda J.

Top recriuters 2013

ABOVE:  3 of the top 10 recruiters for 2012-2013 were present at our meeting.

Congrats to the Top 10 Recruiters: Wendy C., Katina M., Amy O., Gloria P., Mayra M., Lorita K., Jo Anne H., Dreamia T., Cindi B., Lorena M.

Below:  I created My Digital Studio certificates for each person

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Christine 15 years

Above: we celebrated with Christine as she completes 15 years as a demonstrator in our group in September!!!  Whohooo!!

Meeting helpers august 2013

Thank you to our Meeting Helpers!!!  Carol, Sharon, Vinnie, Kim, Lisa, Carrie and Lorena! I could not do it all without you!

Meeting Helpers received a Tag a Bag Box with the Season of Style Christmas Washi Tape, and a White Chalk Marker!

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I die cut the tags using the Deco Labels Framelits (#130102), Chevron Ribbon (see page 173 for all 12 colors) and 2 stamp sets: Background Builders (pg 119) #129147 / 129150 and Lots of Thanks (pg 29) #129687 / 129690.

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Label Card Thinlit Halloween Card

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I'm sure you know how much I love the new Thinlit Flip Card dies for the Big Shot!

Is it too early for a Halloween sample?  I had to try one with the Label Card Thinlit!

Order yours today:  Label Thinlit Die Set  #133479


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If you would like to VIEW THE VIDEO to see how to make this type of flip card, I have one for you...

just CLICK HERE to see the Video.

I had fun embellishing the card with the new Halloween Banner Accessory Kit!

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And some Halloween Washi Tape!

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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS HALLOWEEN CARD:

  • Label Thinlit Die #133479
  • Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper, pg 21 Holiday catalog #132185
  • Witches' Brew Washi Tape, pg 20 Holiday catalog, #132156
  • Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, pg 18 Holiday catalog #132184
  • Halloween Bash stamp set, pg 21 Holiday Catalog, #130577 / 130580
  • Halloween Banner Accessory Kit, pg 31 Holiday catalog, #132698
  • Scallop Oval punch, #119856
  • Decorative Label punch #120907
  • Rhinestones, #119246
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, #105117

Label-thinlit-witches-brew-buttonDid you notice the fantastic black vintage buttons that come in the Halloween Banner accessory kit!?  LOVE!!!

 

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Did you see the row of colored rhinestones on the card?  Just use your Sharpie Marker for that!

 Thinlit flip card dies flyer 1

 Circle Thinlit Die Set #133480

or

Label Thinlit Die Set  #133479

 

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MDS Card Gift for Eric

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!??????

Eric birthday cardsEric recently celebrated his birthday, and one of the gifts I gave him was a box of his VERY OWN CARDS!!   He wanted some "appropriate" cards to use throughout the year for notes and thank you cards, so I created San Francisco 49er cards in My Digital Studio.  

Know what's really cool?  a set of 25 MDS notecards (3-1/2" x 5") plus 25 envelopes fits PERFECTLY into the Stampin' Up! wood mount storage cases!!

49er MDS cards eric

You can see the cases on pg 197 in the catalog or buy them HERE online.

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What do you think.. isn't this just the coolest guy-gift!?  :)

set of 4 Wood-Mount Stamp Cases only $6.95! #127551

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 Sorry I didn't think to add this earlier.. but some of you asked for the

MDS downloads used in this card:

    Game Day Football\Game Day Football - field
    Touchdown\Touchdown - football
    Touchdown\Touchdown - touchdown

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Projects (part 2)

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Meeting Projects part 2

{{For projects #1 and #2, see THIS POST with photos and a video}}

Our Luv 2 Stamp Group had an amazing time on Saturday, August 17 at our quarterly gathering, to swap cards, stamp, chat, share business ideas, and CELEBRATE achievements!

I will have several blog posts for you wrapping up our event, but wanted to share a couple of the Make & Take projects in this post.

Window boxes pretty presents bows 1We used the Window Gift Boxes (132146) with the Pretty Presents Tags (132179) and Designer Bows (132196) for this fun giftable project.

Meeting participants had their choice of using the Pretty Presents Bows (already die cut printed bows) or, cutting their own bows out with the Gift Bow Die (129977) and the Season of Style DSP (132340),

Window boxes bow die 1

 You can VIEW THE VIDEO for these projects HERE on my blog.

 Our 4th project at the meeting was this FLIP CARD using the new Thinlit Circle Card die cut in the Big Shot.  This card was a huge hit!! 

Flip card thinlit circle snowflake 1 Flip card thinlit circle snowflake 3 Flip card thinlit circle snowflake 2

You can view a video on these amazing FLIP CARDS HERE.

See below for a tip on placing your Designer Series Paper on the cardstock BEFORE cutting it in the Big Shot.

Circle thinlit flip card dsp tip

Project Supplies for Circle Thinlit card:

Circle Thinlit Die #133480

Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297

Coastal Cabana ink #131175

Festive Flurry Bundle #133284 / 133285

Christmas Messages set #131790 / 131793

Winter Frost Paper Stack #132183

Frosted Finished snowflake embellishments #132150

Silver Glimmer paper #124005

2-1/2" circle punch #120906

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 (More Flip Card Samples HERE)


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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Projects (part 1) and Video

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Meeting Projects and Video

Our Luv 2 Stamp Group had an amazing time on Saturday, August 17 at our quarterly gathering, to swap cards, stamp, chat, share business ideas, and CELEBRATE achievements!

I will have several blog posts for you wrapping up our event, but wanted to share a couple of the Make & Take projects in this post.

SEASON OF STYLE PAPER STACK CHRISTMAS CARD:

Season of style christmas cards

This great card was designed by the talented Lisa Rhine and features the fun Christmas paper from the Season of Style Paper Stack!  See more supplies at the bottom of this post and tip below for using the Chevron punch.

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VIEW MY VIDEO BELOW if you'd like more details on our meeting projects.

 

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MINI MUSLIN BAG:

Our 2nd project was a Halloween Decorated Mini Muslin Bag.. you can see more details and photos

IN THIS BLOG POST.

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Season of style chevron card 1 SEASON OF STYLE PAPER STACK CHRISTMAS CARD Supplies:

Deco Label dies #130102

Chevron Border Punch #132154

Cherry Cobbler 1" ribbon #132135

Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon #130012

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685

Gumball Green cardstock #126840

Gumball Green ink #126861

Whisper White cardstock #100730

Joy to the World Stamp set #131796 / 131799

Christmas Messages set #131790 / 131793

Season of Style Paper Stack #132181

Regal Candy Dots #130932

 

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Tag a bag notepads chevron ribbon 3I was just SO excited to read and receive all your comments and emails about the decorated notepads that I gave as gifts to my Luv 2 Stamp Group from

THIS BLOG POST.

So many of you asked for more details, measurements, assembly instructions, etc.... and I could tell you were eager for more info,

so I MADE A VIDEO FOR YOU...

 

(If you are viewing this in an email, please SEE MY BLOG for the video).

Hope this helps clear up the details of this project.

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Tag a Bag Accessory kit (tags & more), pg 158, #130153

Chevron Ribbon pg 173

Basic Black #130010

Crushed Curry #130019

Pear PIzzazz #130011

Smoky Slate #131152

(more on pg 173)

Craft Scissors #108360

"Million & One" #126375 / 126377

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Tag a Bag Accessory kit (tags & more), pg 158, #130153

 

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Thankful 4 You Banner by Cindee

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I have a special treat to share with you today!

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My sweet, loving, kind and thoughtful Luv 2 Stamp Group recognized ME on Saturday at our quarterly meeting for my recent Stampin' Up! promotion to

Sr. Executive!

They gave me a couple of lovely gift cards in a sweet stamped card, and Cindee Wilkinson made this AAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING Banner for me!!!!!

I took close up's of it because I KNEW you would LOVE to see this one of a kind work of art!

Build a Banner kit available here online (see below for additional supplies)

  Thankful 4 you banner

Cindee used LOTS of stamp sets and accessories, here is a list of the main accessories she used:

Build a Banner Kit, holiday catalog, #133507

1-1/4" Burlap ribbon, holiday catalog, #132140

Venetian Romance DSP, #130144

Ink: Crisp Canteloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango

Sponge Daubers, #102892

Candy Dots #130934 and 130932

 

 Thank you Cindee and to my entire group for your part in this

very special recognition!

  133507 build a banner kit

Build a Banner Kit, holiday catalog, #133507

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Holiday Catalog Blog Tour

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WELCOME to the August 2013

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Blog Tour!!!

We are excited to bring you 

Samples from the

Stampin' Up!

Holiday Catalog!

You have probably reached me via Mindy Backes' great blog here...  and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

This Cute LIttle Treat Bag is one of the new Muslin Bags from the Holiday Catalog.  We made this at my Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting on Saturday. 

Muslin bags halloween

It is easy to use the stencils from the Build a Banner kit.. just mask off if you only want a couple rows like I did here.

Muslin bag scotch tape mask 3

I just used regular Pumpkin Pie Classic ink, because I didn't think this project would need to hold up in the wash or anything... if you need it more permanent, be sure to use Staz On ink or acrylic paints.

Muslin bag cardboard tip

FEATURED PRODUCTS:

Muslin Bag #132180

Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon #130015

Halloween Bash Stamp set  #130577 / 130580

Build a Banner kit #133507 (for the stencils)

My 2nd project features my FAVE new PUNCH>>> the Chevron Border punch!!

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I had the unique opportunity to mail a birthday card to Wendy's grandpa who was turning 90.. I wanted something masuline but still fun... Here is what I came up with featuring the NEW Chevron Border Punch.

Natural composition chevron bday card

I thought it was kind of a good blend of masculine colors and textures and shapes.. nothing too frilly... I think the Chevron Border Punch is a great touch for masculine cards... don't you?

Natural composition chevron bday card 2

FEATURED PRODUCTS:

Chevron Border Punch #132154

Natural Composition DSP #126917

Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon #131151

Really Good Greetings #130031 / 130333

 

 

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Do you ever see something in a store and it just makes your heart sooooo happy??

Well, that happened!!

I was in "the M store" a couple weeks ago when my friends Patrice and Rachael were here visiting from New Zealand, and I found these notepads that just made my heart SING!!!!! (ok, well, you don't want to hear me sing.. but.. you know what I mean)...

and I decorated them with the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit tags and Stampin' Up! Chevron Ribbon.. now my heart is REALLY REALLY happy because I LOVE how these turned out!

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{{ VIDEO TUTORIAL with more info here }}

Don't you love how they look like the Stampin' Up! Modern Medley DSP?

Tag a bag notepads chevron ribbon 1

I made several of them for extra little gifts at my Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting!

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Tag a Bag Accessory kit (tags & more), pg 158, #130153

Chevron Ribbon pg 173

Basic Black #130010

Crushed Curry #130019

Pear PIzzazz #130011

Smoky Slate #131152

(more on pg 173)

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FABULOUS stamp found on pg 63, "Million & One" #126375 / 126377

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