Crafting Forever Fun Fold

I know I have told you this before but there are so many great reasons for becoming a Demonstrator.  The best reason of all is going to OnStage and meeting some of my best friends there.  Deborah Smart is one of those people.  We talked on the Demo Only forum for many years before we finally got to meet at the OnStage in Orlando a few years ago.  Deborah is awesome.  She is very talented and I enjoy reading her blog every day.  I feel like I have known her forever.

A little while ago she posted a fun fold card that I loved and knew I had to make it.  You can see Deborah’s card HERE (plus if you go to her website “follow” her.  You will love her creations but I will warn you that she will make you want everything she uses!).

I used the stamp set called Crafting Forever to make this card.  I love this set.  It is such fun to color.  I used my Stampin’ Blends.

Here is what it looks like when you open the front flap.

This is what it looks like after opening the second flap.

This is a picture looking down so you can see all the flaps.  Isn’t this a fun card?

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Sale-a-bration Heartfelt Blooms

Heartfelt Blooms is a stamp set in the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalog that you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  This stamp set uses a patent pending new stamp in the DisINKtive line that Stampin’ Up! is introducing.  The stamps lay down ink at different opacities giving the images more depth.  When using this stamp you need to ink it lightly for a better finish.  I am looking forward to seeing other stamps using this amazing technique.

In addition to this new kind of stamp, this set has three sentiments with a very elegant font.

Here is a video telling you all about this new DisINKtive stamp.

Remember, you can get this set for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! If you join my Stampin Up! family you can get $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

Celebrate You Thinlits

Today is my youngest oldest sister’s birthday.  She is an amazing woman.  She is strong and determined and the best Pioneer woman I know.  I am very proud of her and totally jealous about all her birds that visit her daily.  Happy birthday, Katherine!

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are one of the items you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase during the Stampin” Up! Sale-a-bration.  I have said it before and I will admit it again, these are my favorite item in the whole Sale-a-bration Catalog.  They are big and bold and have so many ways you can use them.  They are for birthday cards, thank you cards, graduation, weddings, congratulation cards and the list goes on.  They are so versatile.  How can you get them?  Just place a qualifying order and they are yours.  For Free.  No money.  Zippo.  Zilch. Nada.  It is a $20 value at the very least.

I made this card using the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet.  This set is in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  If you buy this as a Bundle you are more than halfway there to earning the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies for free.  Jut add some cardstock, Designer Series Paper, adhesives (which everyone needs all the time) or other items to your order.

I cut the the word Celebrate three times.  Once in Bermuda Bay, Night Of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I just cut the words apart and put them back together using all three colors.  Plus, now I can do this 2 more times.

I know it is hard to see but I did run a piece of Night of Navy cardstock through my Big Shot using the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.

Also during Sale-a-bration time you can get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or single order) and/or join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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Picture Perfect Birthday

Today is my 10th anniversary of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  I can not believe it has been 10 years already.  It has been so much fun, it doesn’t feel like it has been that long.  I certainly have a lot to celebrate with this achievement!

Picture Perfect Birthday is a stamp set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  If you are a Demonstrator and went to OnStage in November you would have received this stamp set for free.  That is one of the best things about going to OnStage.  Actually, there are a lot of best things about going to OnStage.  You get free stuff.  You get some new merchandise before anyone else has even seen it, you see some amazing demonstrations and you get to hang out with a ton of other demonstrators.

If you are interested in things like that now is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.  For only $99 (plus tax) you get to choose $125 worth of products out of any current catalog PLUS you can choose an additional TWO stamp sets for free!  Depending on which stamp sets you pick, it could be an additional $101 value!  This is only during Sale-a-bration which is going on now until March 31st.

If you are thinking about placing an order that will be $99 or more, then you should consider signing up as a Demonstrator.  There is no obligation.  You can get your starter kit and not buy another thing BUT, if you are like me, you are going to want to purchase more AND as a Demonstrator you get a minimum of 20% off all purchases AND you can go to OnStage next November for the Stampin” Up! 30th anniversary!  What are you waiting for?  Just click on my Join Now button on the right.

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January Paper Pumpkin Kit

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is one of the best I have received.  It makes 16 Valentines that can hold a gift card or just a cute note.  It is called Heartfelt Love Notes.

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is one of the best I have received.  It makes 16 Valentines that can hold a gift card or just a cute note.  It is called Heartfelt Love Notes.  Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showing you the cards and how to make them.

If you sign up for a three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin before March 31st you will qualify for a Sale-a-bration Item!

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Heart Happiness

In case you have been living in a cave recently and not looked at a calendar I thought I should warn you that Valentine’s Day is coming soon (soon meaning a couple of weeks).  You were probably wondering why you saw so many cards with hearts on them.  Oh wait, you were in a cave so you probably didn’t notice.  In any case, you need to start thinking about those Valentines.

If you are a little late to the game, the easiest way to make a bunch of cute Valentines is to use the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes that are in the 2018 Catalog.  I love these note cards.  There are 20 to a pack and they include 20 envelopes.  As a side note, apparently the package says 40 on it.  There are only 20 cards so don’t get confused.

To make this very simple care I inked the heart stamp from Heart Happiness with Sweet Sugarplum ink right onto the notecard.  Then I stamped the small heart on Whisper White cardstock with Sahara and and cut it out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and adhered it to the card with a Dimensional.  The sentiment is from Bloomin’ Love.  I thought it needed a little something more so I brushed Clear Wink of Stella on the small heart and added three Glitter Expoxy Shapes.  Here is a close up of the shapes:

I know they are hard to see even with the close up but they have a little glitter in them to add a little sparkle to your card.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

Bird Banter

A couple of week ago Rob and I went to Vermont to see my sister.  The first morning I woke up I looked out the window and there were a ton of Cardinals in her tree.  I have never seen so many Cardinals in one place before and I counted at least 19 of them.  It was the most amazing thing and so beautiful.  Then I went downstairs and she had Blue Birds!  Rob and I have a couple of bird feeders out but all we get are little birds, Mourning Doves, big, giant, ugly Blue Jays and a lot of squirrels that we do our best to keep out of the feeders!

So, I asked my sister how she does it and she took me bird feeder and bird food shopping.  Blue Birds eat dried mealworms.  I do have to say they are disgusting to look at but I try not to think about that.  Cardinals like Black Oil Sunflower seeds.  Who knew different birds liked different food!  I came home armed to the teeth with all my new contraptions and bird food.  Two weeks have gone by.  Not a single Cardinal or Blue Bird to be seen!  Sigh.

I made this card using a new stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Bird Banter.  I am not usually big on cute sets but I love this one.  It has a bunch of cute birds along with cute accessories to outfit the birds.  Even the saying are cute.  They are perfect to color using your Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers.  I know it is hard to see but I embossed the bottom of the card using the Celebration Duo.  Here is a close up of it:

Lastly, I added some of the Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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