Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – Make & Takes

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This year Stampin’ Up!’s make & takes were set up to resemble a workshop experience.  The stamp set that we were given is from the upcoming Holiday Catalog and it’s called Your Presents.  I am so excited with this stamp set as the possibilities to use this set is limitless!  The one technique used on both cards is called the “Kissing Technique”.  Very fun and one that I don’t often use!

 

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This was a little extra bonus project, in the class called Product Spotlight/Gathering Place, we had a short demonstration on the Home for Christmas Suite (also from the upcoming Holiday Catalog).  Then we moved over to some high tables were we created this little gem of a project.  You can add this piece to the front of a card or even add a small envelope to the back and have a super cute gift card holder.

 

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The last part of our class was heading into the Gathering Place to see the new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  In the photo below, you will see three products.  The top is a green box which uses the Gift Bag Punch Board (page 150 of the Annual Catalog).  We were given instruction on how to use it as well as use the new Tear & Tape Adhesive (page 156 of the Annual Catalog).  Next up is a new punch from the Holiday Catalog called Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  This punch cuts 3 different shapes (i.e., 2 corners and a ribbon slide).  The last project that we made is the banner.  It uses the Banner Triple Punch (page 165 of the Annual Catalog), Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape (page 157 of the Annual Catalog), Handheld Stapler (page 160 of the Annual Catalog), Greetings Thinlits (page 172 of the Annual Catalog), and last but not least two products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog that are SUPER fantastic! The Precision Base Plate is used along with the Big Shot that will assist you when using dies that are more detailed dies, giving you extra fine cuts.  The other new product is the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  This is perfect to adhering small embellishments, glitter, and small paper cutouts to projects.

 

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Posted on : Jul 31 2015
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First-Time Subscribers Get 50% Off!

Now through September 10, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can skip to the savings with 50% off their first two months!

 

It is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin. After the first two months, if you choose to keep the creativity coming it is only $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included).
 
Please head on over to PaperPumpkin.com to join! Use promo code: HALFOFF and sign up by Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 11:50 PM (MT).

Posted on : Jul 30 2015
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Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – A Merry Little Wish

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This is one of my general swaps that I made to share with others while attending last weeks Inspire.Create.Share. event.  I was thrilled to learn that this stamp set made it into the Annual Catalog, originally debuted in the Holiday Catalog last August.  Here’s a bit of a fun statistic, did you know that the biggest selling stamp set this year was Festival of Trees and the coordinating punch?  So with that little bit of knowledge, I thought it was fitting to use it for my swaps.

 

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Posted on : Jul 29 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Christmas, Convention 2015, Photopolymer |

Weekly Deals: July 28 – August 3

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Announcing a new batch of Weekly Deals!  Weekly Deals discounts are now available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so be sure to place your order before the deals run out!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well!  There are some awesome deals to be had over there, too!


Posted on : Jul 28 2015
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Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – Toadally Awesome!

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Last week I attended the Stampin’ Up! Inspire.Create.Share. event and this was one of my general swaps.  I fell in love with this stamp set all due to this adorable frog!

 

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:


Posted on : Jul 27 2015
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Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – Roommate Gift

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This year it is just Cindy and I rooming together at the Little America Hotel.  WE miss you Dawn!!  I made this gift bag that can be reused.  I am loving the flower.  I stamped the image in Basic Black ink on Watermelon Wonder cardstock and then “fussy-cut” it.  I then dabbed Versamark Ink to the center of the flower and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder.  To finish it off I added a Neutrals Designer Collection Button and Black Baker’s Twine.

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Want to see what is inside?  I thought you would say “yes”.  I filled it with gum, bag tag, pen, notebook, scissor charm, and a badge/ID clip.  I sure hope that she loves her goodies!  There is also some candy…no event is complete without chocolate!

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Here are some close up photos of the gifts that I made!

At Stampin’ Up! events you always need to have a special bag tag to separate yours from the sea of 1,000’s of others just like it!

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Last but not least, one very special gift that I got for my friend to use at work.  It is a badge/ID clip with beach themed charms.

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Posted on : Jul 24 2015
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Inspire. Create. Share. Convention – I’m So Lucky!

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Today, I am traveling to Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up! Inspire.Create.Share. event.  This evening I am attending a shoebox swap hosted by Sherrie Robinson and it is always a fun event.  This is a great kick off event to start the convention festivities.  This is my swap card, I hope the participates enjoy it!

 

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:


Posted on : Jul 22 2015
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Weekly Deals: July 21 – July 27

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Announcing a new batch of Weekly Deals!  Weekly Deals discounts are now available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so be sure to place your order before the deals run out!

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well!  There are some awesome deals to be had over there, too!


Posted on : Jul 21 2015
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A Little Christmas in July

Did you know that Christmas is 22 weeks away?  Here is a fun Christmas card filled with lots of texture!

 

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Posted on : Jul 20 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Christmas, Photopolymer |

Pretty Petals Thanks – Team Stamp It Blog Hop

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Hello there and welcome back for this months Stamp It Group’s blog hop ~ Designer Series Paper!  You should have arrived here from Lori Mueller’s blog.  If not and I’m your first stop- no worries! Simply use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around the hop.  This month, we all choose a different Designer Series Paper to showcase for your viewing pleasure.  I choose the Pretty Petals DSP Stack.

 

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Difficult to see in the above photo but I added some gold thread behind the flower.  Take a closer look, pretty cool, huh?

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will continue the rest of the way around our hop!  Up next is the fabulous Elizabeth Thatcher!  I know she has something great in store for you all today!

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Posted on : Jul 18 2015
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