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Seriously Amazing Special Offers!

I am so excited about the special offer for World Card Making Day on October 1st.  I am even more excited that Stampin’ Up! is offering these products at the discount through October 5th.  Buy one Fast Fuse refill get one Free!  In Color envelope paper 25% off!  Be still my heart Stampin’ Up!  I will be placing a local group order on Tuesday, October 4th – which means no shipping charges!   

During the month of October select Designer Series Paper will be (mix and match) buy 3 get 1 free.  This is a great way to stock up on your favorites and work on those Christmas cards.

Saturday, October 1st is World Card Making Day.   I encourage everyone to drop a card with a note of love in the mail to someone on Saturday.   I know that we will be doing that at class on Saturday and hope you will join us in doing it too!

Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Fun Folds · Posts

Vintage Leaves

Back in August, I participated in a Shoe Box swap at our Northwest Stamp and Share event.  A shoe box swap is a super fun event where you will make several different cards from different designers.  I’ll share at a later date more details on a shoe box swap.  My dear friend Tanya created this card for us to make.   I love the fun fold, the monochromatic colors, just the idea where you can take this card design.

I was happy to share this card with my gals at our Cards and Coffee meetups.  They loved it just as much as me.  Thank you Tanya for this great card and allowing me to share with my gals!

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2016 Holiday Catalog · Christmas · Posts

Candy Cane Christmas

I’m really trying to make Christmas cards this year prior to December 24th.  Don’t laugh – I know you are thinking the exact same thing – yeah right – never going to happen.  This is a super cute, simple, easy to mass produce for Christmas.

Fun tips for this card:

  • Use the bookmark punch to decorate the top layer
  • Attach ribbon to card stock with a mini dimensional
  • Stamp the candy on a scrap piece of paper, then use a circle punch to punch out – and ending with fussy cutting

 

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Big Shot · Framelits · Limited Availability · Photopolymer · Posts

Thoughtful Branches

I was pretty unsure about this set at first.  I saw lots of cute cards using the hydgrania framelit from the set.  Turning them into flowers, pumpkins, coaches – just so many cute idea.  I just didn’t think the set was me and for that matter think I could do anything with it.

This card was one that we made during the September Cards and Chocolate meetups.  During the meetups several people changed up the sentiment, stamped the birds in different colors, just made it their own.

Fun tips for this card:

  • Use the large “single word” sentiment to make a background
  • Attach twine prior to putting base on card
  • Emboss an element to add dimension
  • Use an aqua painter to to spread color around to give it a more subtle look
  • Use small scraps of dollies to add dimension

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Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Posts

Peaceful Pines

To be perfectly honest with you, I struggle to use any card base that is not Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  I am not sure why.  I just love this card.  Seems so clean and simple – yet makes a bold impact.  

Fun tips for this card:

  • Stamp sentiment in lower right corner before embossing
  • Use mini glue dots to attach bow to tree
  • Stamp tree image and a piece of scrap before using the die to cut it out
  • Use deminsionals to raise each layer of the card

Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Posts

Christmas Glamping

Back in August, I attend a Northwest Stamp and Share event for Demonstrators.  It was a great weekend networking with my fellow demonstrators, making new friends, creating fun new projects, laughing away, Ken going to lunch with the girls, swapping cards, and learning fun new techniques and business tips.

On Friday night we had a Winter Wonderland Pre-Party where we held a showbox swap and shared a Christmas card and/or anything but a card.  For the last few months, I’ve really been tossing the idea around of getting a travel trailer.  I want to hit the open road to see the sites but most of all see my 9.5 grandkids – the .5 will be here in December!

I think that if I had a travel trailer I’d be one of those who would hand Edison lights off the canopy or from the trailer to a tree.  I would just want something fun to sit out under to watch the stars, laugh with my grandkids and to make incredible family memories.

I created this cute little vintage travel trailer with Christmas lights for my anything but a card entry.  I keep it out on my desk – it just makes me happy.  Looking at it reminds me of why I work my business so hard and why I am so thankful for all of you who have put your faith into me as your demonstrator.

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Posts · Upcoming Events

October  Cards and Coffee 

Join us on the 1st Tuesday or 3rd Thursday for Cards and Coffee. We will meet at a local Starbucks for our all-occasions card class.  We will play with the latest tools and techniques while having a fun time chatting and creating a couple of cute projects while you grab a cup of coffee.  Everything you need to create the project is provided.  Just being yourself and even a friend!

Supply fee is $10 or FREE if you place a $25 Stampin’ Up! order.

Cards and Coffee · Posts

Swirly Bird Thanks

Our September Cards and Coffee events were the first of their kind.  Not really sure what to expect or how it would work meeting at local Starbucks.  I needed to create a card that was easy to assemble away from the Inky Fingers Stamping Studio.  So I came up with this easy to assemble, easy to mass produce, multipurpose layout card.  I think what I like most about this card is that the colors can easily be changed to fit anyone’s personality and the sentiment can be changed as needed.

Fun tips about this card:

  • A swirl was stamped in Emerald Envy
  • I cut out an Emerald Envy swirl
  • The Emerald Envy swirl is attach with only Washi Tape!  (yep, who would have thought it?)

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2016 Holiday Catalog · cards and Chocolate · Halloween · Posts

Spooky Treat Bag

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing with you the six different projects we made at the Cards and Chocolate and Cards and Coffee events through the Pierce County Papercrafters meetups.  This was the first month with these new events.  I’m working on the October event projects now.   We’ve got some super cute projects coming up!

Today I’d like to share with you the Spooky Treat Bag we made at the Cards and Chocolate events held at the Inky Fingers Studio.  I first made this bag at the Northwest Stamp and Share event.  It was such a cute project I had to share it with you too!  I know my grand kids are going to love getting their Halloween treats in these bags.

Fun tips about this treat bag:

  • Roll the top down first to see where to adhere the banners
  • Place all three pumpkin faces on a clear block and stamp them at one time alternating direction and placement as you like on the Pumpkin Pie banner

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