Happy Halloween

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I am not a fan of Halloween.  I live in Northern New York and it seems that the first snow always liked to happen on the 31st.  If it wasn’t actually snowing, it was a very cold rain.  I mean freezing rain.  The kids would be crazy from eating too much junk food at school and inevitably one of them would have a meltdown.  We were pretty strict with what they could eat that night but it was hard to control the day at school.  As they got older they wanted to go out with their friends.  This always made me nervous too but thankfully they were “good” kids and didn’t get into much trouble (at least that I know about!).

As a result of this, I don’t have a lot of Halloween stamp sets.  I don’t really know why because some of them are adorable. I did buy the Cat Punch which I think works pretty well with a Halloween themed card.  I cut out a circle using the Layered Circles Dies.  The moon and stars are a die in the Card Front Builder Set which is the in the Holiday Catalog.  I do apologize though.  The sentiment is from a retired set.

Happy Halloween.  May your day be full of fun goblins, no meltdowns and warm weather!

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Carols Of Christmas

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club last week.  It uses  a new sneak peek stamp set that will be in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase it early in July.  That is one of the perks of being a Demonstrator. Now, Stampin” Up! has released it to everyone a month before it officially comes out.

The stamp set is called Carols Of Christmas.  It has a couple of big sentiments in it, as well as some ornaments, poinsettias and holly.  The best part of this set is the matching Thinlits called Card Front Builder.  It cuts out the usual shapes in the stamp set but also has this cute border that we used around the card base and has some other border dies such as one that cuts out stars and a moon.

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Carols Of Christmas

One of the best things about being a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator is you get to see and order products before anyone else.  I am not a patient person so I love being able to get my hands on things early.  During the month of July Demonstrators are able to purchase a stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog called Carols of Christmas.  Of course, this set has matching Thinlits called Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  Customers will be able to purchase this set in August and if you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during the month of July, you get this stamp set for FREE!!

Here are some cards Stampin’ Up! made using this set.

If you are considering joining as a Demonstrator, July is the best month to do it.  Not only do you get this stamp set for FREE, you also get an Essentials Kit at no charge.  This kit includes Paper Snips, Grid Paper, 2 D  Clear Blocks, a Bone Folder and a Snail Adhesive.  This is everything you need to get started.  Remember, there is no obligation once you purchase your Starter Kit to buy another thing but you are probably going to want to once you realize the great discount you get on all Stampin’ Up! products.  If you are interested and want more information send me an email or click on the Join Now button on the right side of my blog.