Love Blossoms Online Class

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Love is in Bloom! Join me for my Love Blossoms online class and create 3 cards and 2 3-D treat projects from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule!

WHAT YOU GET:

  • The new Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set from the new 2016 Ocassions Catalog
  • Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit
  • Paper and accessories to create all 5 projects
  • Private access to exclusive video tutorials where I will walk you through putting each project together
  • PDF instructions on how to complete each project, including measurements so you can fully duplicate each project with your own supplies
  • Opportunity to win one of many door prizes

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Clear blocks (suggested size blocks: a, c, g, h)
  • Scissors
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail
  • Tear ‘n Tape or Sticky Strip (or other strong adhesive)
  • Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Garden Green Ink Pads

** If you need any of these or any other additional supplies, let me know and I can add them to your class kit. If the total of the items I add on to your class kit totals at least $20 before tax and shipping, you will also receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item! **

COST AND TIMELINE

  • The cost of the class is $40, and includes shipping
  • I prefer payment via my paypal link ( https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7UT82TV9GV8M2 ), however, if you are unable or don’t like using paypal, please contact me and we can arrange an alternative payment method.
  • Class is only available in the US. If you are outside the US and want to take my class, please contact me and we can see if we can work something out on a case-by-case basis. Shipping to countries outside of the US is sometime complicated.
  • Orders and payments must be recieved by 11pm central time on January 17, 2016
  • I will order all stamp sets and supplies on January 18 and will start sending out kits via priority mail by January 26.
  • Access to video tutorials will be available for a minimum of 1 year. You will receive login info on how to access the tutorials in your kit.

Here are photos of the stamp set and embellishment kit you will receive with this class

Love Blossoms Kit

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You can signup by simply clicking the paypal link above and checking out that way. OR you can fill out the form here: https://stampwithstephanie.wufoo.com/forms/love-blossoms-online-stampin-up-class/

Feel free to message me with any questions! I hope you will join in on the fun!

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

I think this is my favorite Christmas card I’ve made this season! I used the Jolly Christmas stamp set, versamark ink for the patterned background, and some creative layering. Thanks for looking!

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Season’s Greetings Card and Year-End Sale

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Here is another card I made using the Berry Merry stamp set. My husband said it looks masculine except for the glitter (lol), so this one might be a good one to give to the men in your life. The Berry Merry stamp set is now part of the year-end clearance sale that starts today (see below for more about this sale).

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Back to that little sale I mentioned above. The year-end sale! Along with other products, several holiday catalog items have been added into this sale. The stamp set and ribbon I used in the card above are included in the sale! To see all of the items, visit my shop here.

As an added little bonus, everyone who places an order with me this month will get a thank you card, and everyone who orders at least $25 of product will also receive a kit to make a card! When you checkout, please make sure your account isn’t set to “no contact”. If it is, I won’t be able to see your name or address, and I won’t be able to mail a thank you card and kit to you. 🙁

Joy Christmas Card, Precision Base Plate and Weekly Deals

I know I am probably months behind everyone else, but I am still working on my Christmas cards! I am even having a local class this weekend. This is one of the cards we are going to make at my class and one I will be sending out.

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It was one of those cards that I kind of designed by accident. I had been trying to make other card designs and kept messing up and just throwing my “mess ups” into a pile on my desk. I looked over and I had a messed up “Joy” stamped image laying on top of some blue paper and a wasted strip of glimmer paper. I though…”huh…that pile of trash looks good!” lol! So from there, I ended up coming up with this card and absolutely love it! If you are like me, you get stressed by a messy table. I am trying to get past that, because sometimes a messy desk can lead to maximum creativity!

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Precision Base Plate Weekly Deal
Next, I was really excited to see the weekly deals this week. I have really been wanting to get the Precision Base Plate, but have been procrastinating because I know I can get basically the same thing much cheaper online, but if I bought it online, I wouldn’t be supporting my own business. Well, this week, the precision base plate is on sale for about the same price you can get it anywhere, woohoo!

If you haven’t heard about the precision base plate, you are missing out. Those great framelits with all the intricate details are so pretty, but are a major pain when you try to remove all the little hanging chads (as I call them!) and bits of paper that get stuck in between all the details. The precision base plate is rumored to solve that problem. Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows how this plate works.

Here are all of the weekly deals for this week:

2015 Freaky Fridays – Halloween Pencil Holder

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Here is the final project for my 2015 Halloween video series! It is an idea for a non-candy treat for Halloween. But if you need candy, you can fill it with pixie sticks instead.

(Click here if you can’t see the video above)

Supplies

Measurements
Start with a 12 x 1-1/2 piece of DSP. With the 12″ side at the top of your scoring tool, make a small mark at 4-3/8. Score at 8 and 8-1/8. Turn the paper so that the small side is at the top of your scoring tool and score at 3/8 and 1-1/8. Assemble box, then adhere to a 8-1/4×1 piece of black card stock for stability and extra decoration.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween series. Check back soon for my Christmas video series!

8 Best Adhesives and When to Use Them

8 best stampin up adhesives and when to use them

Snail
snailSnail stands for “Simple, Neat, Affordable, In-Line”. It is my go-to adhesive for almost every project. It isn’t super strong, so I don’t use it for assembling 3D projects, but it is perfect for layering paper for cards and embellishments. The 2 things to remember when using it is to remember to flip open the cover, and that the little ridgy part is the top. Think of it as a grip for your finger so it doesn’t slip away when using it.


Tear and Tape
tearandtapeI love this stuff! It is a replacement for Sticky Strip if you’ve ever used that. It is as strong as sticky strip, which means it is the ideal adhesive for assembling boxes and 3D projects that need to hold up to any weight. The advantage of Tear and Tape versus Sticky Strip is that Tear and Tape can be torn rather than cut and the backing is easier to remove. All around, it is much more user friendly than Sticky Strip. If you’ve ever used Score Tape, Tear and Tape is pretty much the exact same thing and is about the same price.


Fast Fuse
fastfuseThis adhesive is fairly new to Stampin’ Up! It is sort of a cross between Snail and Tear and Tape. It’s in a dispenser much like that of Snail, but it is much stronger and is nearly as strong as Tear and Tape. Use this when you are working with something that just doesn’t seem to want to stay put with snail, but you also want the convenience of a snail-like dispenser. I think this stuff is a little pricey, so I use it somewhat sparingly.


Dimensionals
dimensionalsThese are the little foam hexagons that add all of the dimension to your embellishments. They are also great for sticking things to pesky glimmer paper. They are pretty strong little guys and they are super affordable, so I use them like crazy and love them so much. The trick is to NOT pull off the backing before you attach them to your project. Pull a few off of the sheet, stick them to your project, THEN remove the backing on each of the dimensional you’ve added to your project. Also, the edges of the dimensional sheet are perfect for small things. Just snip a piece off of the edge and you have a mini dimensional!


Glue Dots
gluedotsOh how I love glue dots! You can use these for practically anything, but they are perfect for adhering ribbon and tiny embellishment pieces. The trick is to not try to peel them off of the backing strip first. Put your ribbon or paper up to the strip, press and pull away. The glue dot will be stuck to your ribbon or paper so you don’t have to deal with sticky stuff on your fingers.


Tombow
tombowTombow is best for when you need to adhere something and have a little wiggle room. Lots of people love using it to put boxes together and even to attach paper to their cards. It’s very strong and has a somewhat slow drying time, meaning you have time to adjust the placement of whatever you are attaching. This glue is messy and can gloop out of the bottle really quickly, so I don’t like using it. I’m one of those crafters that can’t handle having sticky fingers!


2-way Glue Pen
2wayglueThis glue is called 2-way because if you adhere your paper together immediately after applying it, the bond is permanent. If you let the glue dry before adhering your paper together, it is a temporary glue. Some people apply this to the back of their clear mount stamps to get a better adhesion to their clear blocks. This also has a small tip, so it is easy to use on smaller pieces of paper.


Fine-tip Glue Pen
finetopglueThis is a new adhesive that is awesome! It is a liquid glue that comes in a bottle with a super teeny tiny tip – about the size of a needle – so that it can be used on the smallest of embellishments. It is perfect for adhering sequins or even die cuts that have very intricate details.

15% Off Stamp Sets

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Stamp sales are the best sales! This week, Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are 15% off! The only exclusions are hostess sets, rotary stamps and bundled stamps (those are already discounted). Every other stamp set is included with no limits and no minimum purchase required!

I am also offering an extra bonus. If you use the hostess code 9CYQGXPW I will send a goodie to you in the mail and enter you into a drawing to win a $15 gift card! Make sure you don’t choose “no contact” when you checkout, otherwise I won’t be able to see your name and address to send you your goodie. If your order is over $150, there is no need to enter the hostess code.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy bargain shopping!

2015 Freaky Fridays – A Little Something Pillow Box Candy Holder

The 4th project of my Freaky Friday Halloween series is here! I’ve made a little change to the way the standard square pillow box usually goes together to make a fun candy holder.

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Sorry for my cat (his name is Inky) getting in the camera. He loves this project so much! He was in the way while I was trying to take photos of it too!

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Here is the video tutorial:

(click here if you can’t see the video above)

Supplies Used:

Haunt Ya Later Card Candy Box – Freaky Friday Project #3

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The third video in my Freaky Friday series is here! This is a combo card/candy holder. I used the “Haunt ya Later” stamp set and watercolored the images with my ink pads and an aqua painter.

(Click here if you can’t see the video above)

Supplies

Measurements
Basic Black Cardstock – 10-1/2 x 7
– With longer side at top, score at 1/2, 1-1/2, 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 4-1/2 and 7-1/2
– Turn so shorter side is at top and score at 1 and 6
Vellum is 3×1-3/4
White watercolor paper is 2-3/4 x 4-3/4

For the New Two 4×4 Wedding Card

One of my friends is getting married today! I made this card to give her. It uses some retired products, but the stamp set is still available. I thought it was extra special because after she is married, her last name will change to “New”!

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The card base is 4″x4″, and I layered a 3-3/4×3-3/4 decorated piece of card stock on top with dimensionals. Since I don’t have a 4×4 envelope, I used some (retired) DSP and my envelope punch board to create a custom envelope for the card.

Supplies Used