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August Stamps by Mail

-for “out of town” and “busy” stampers.  Receive the latest Stampin’ Up! products each month with supplies and instructions to make some fun projects. August - Three For You Punch Box

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-Includes the Punch Box Kit (page 183), 30 FREE textured Love notes (3”x3” cards) from Stampin’ Up! and all the precut textured cardstock, ribbon and brads to complete the 30 cards as pictured from me, at no extra charge!   This is a fabulous kit and includes inkpads, punch and die cut stamps!  I have enjoyed it very much.  Now is the best time to purchase it and receive the extra freebies.Cost:  $45.95 plus shipping and tax (total $53.58).IMPORTANT:  Orders are due by August 20th.  Receive your order and class projects about 10 days from then.

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When Inspiration Strikes...

Convention is less than 3 weeks away and I am frantically trying to get some swaps done.  I have signed up for 2 scrapbook page swaps, 15 pages are required for each.  With new stamps in hand, I found inspiration for my page designs from cards.

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Don't you just love the look of Black & White?  It's hot in fashion and in stamping!!  We made the card at a demonstrator shoebox swap last weekend using the new Pick-a-Petal stamp set.  The polka dots were made by punching out circles with the 1/4" circle punch.  The trick is to put Snail adhesive on the cardstock before you punch, and the dots are ready to stick.  The scalloped border was created with the corner rounder punch.  Very neat trick and such a nice look.

I love the way the scrapbook page turned out and I can't wait to add some cute pictures of Bella to it.  Hopefully, my fellow swappers will like it, too.

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Stampin' Up! has introduced 6 new IN COLORS this year, and I must say that  I love all the color combinations that I have tried so far!   The first card was designed by Jennifer Gilbert using the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  She used a pallette of Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, and a hint of Groovy Guava.

The second card was my attempt at using the new colors.  I used River Rock, Groovy Guava, and Soft Sky on a Close to Cocoa base.  Now here's what I love.....I stamped the paisley background in River Rock ink onto the River Rock cardstock, then stamped the flourish in Old Olive.  It gives the card such a nice, rich texture.  The flowers are double layered and were created with a paper toling technique taught to me by Jennifer.  I'll certainly be demonstrating at upcoming workshops and classes!  It's a real WOW! 

I wasn't sure how these cards would inspire a scrapbook page, but it worked out nicely.  I would have never thought to use this color combination, and yet, it looks very striking.  The Baroque Motifs stamp set is certainly very versatile.  I can't wait to try some of the coordinating accessories with it!!! 

I'm off to stamp some more!  Hope to see you at an upcoming class!

Melissa

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