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Holy Triptych Angel Card

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Wow! I can't believe there is less than 1 week to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog!  One of my favorite stamp sets is Holy Triptych and I've been wanting to share this card with you for some time now.  The card base is very vanilla.  The back gold layer is the brushed gold cardstock stamped with the Fine Lace background stamp and embossed with gold powder.  The angel and "noel" are also gold embossed.  I added torn white mulberry paper to mimic angel wings.  Enjoy!  And don't forget to order this stamp set today!

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Wrapping Up the Holidays

This promotion has been extended through December 31st.

Stampin' Up! has announced a new promotion just in time for the holiday wrap-up.  Now you can add a hand-stamped accent to all your gifts!  I've included the color flyer and project sheet to inspire you!

Download holiday_wrap.pdf

Download holiday_wrap_projects.pdf

Item Number Description Price
112409 Holiday Tag Bundle $4.95
110380 Tags for All Stamp Set* (20% off) $24.76
110264 Designer Gift cards* (30% off) $4.55
109862 Chocolate Chip satin ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!**
109863 Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!**
112410 Tin 3-Pack $9.95
110147 Celebration wrapping paper* $17.95
110228 Hand Selected Accents & Elements (25% off) $8.21

Also, I wanted to let you know of several changes to my holiday workshop schedule.  The "It's a Wrap" class and the "Cookies and Cards" class have been cancelled due to supply issues--unfortunately, items for the classes are on backorder and I have been told they will not arrive in time. 

There is a Stamp-a-Stack scheduled for this Friday, November 30th at 6:30pm.  I have several spots available, but you must RSVP no later than Wednesday.

And there are only a few spots left in the last minute gifts class scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd.  I'm pretty sure we will be at capacity, so if you are planning to attend, you must RSVP quickly before all the spots are gone!

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Retirement List Contest

As many of you know, Stampin' Up! is now unveiling two catalogs per year.  On December 1st, the company will announce the stamp sets that are retiring from the Fall & Winter Collection 2007.

To participate in this contest, you need to study your catalog or click the link on the right to view it online.  Make a list of 10 stamp sets that you think will appear on the retirement list and email it to me.  melissa42@msn.com
You have until midnight on November 30th to submit your list.  The person with the most correct answers will win a retiring stamp set from my personal collection.
And if you do not have a copy of the current catalog, please email me and I will get one to you ASAP.  I have approximately 10 copies available, so don't delay.
Happy Stampin'!
Melissa
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More Craft Fair Samples

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I promised to share more items from the recent craft fairs.  The countdown calendar above has an opening that I have placed magnetic numbered tags inside.  It would also be great for storing Christmas Cards.  The large polka dot piece is magnetic so that the numbers can be changed daily.  I only had time to make one of these and it sold quickly.

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This is a set of 4 tumbled marble tile coasters made with the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  I made 4 sets and sold 3.  These are super easy to make and we'll be making them at the last minute gifts class on December 2nd---have you signed up yet?

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These are small 4" x 4" frames made with the Big On Christmas stamp set.  They flew off the table!

Hopefully, you've gotten some ideas for Holiday gifts to give to family and friends or to sell at your craft fairs.  I'm happy to announce that Stampin' Up! is changing their policy on selling handmade items beginning today, November 15th.  Hand-stamped items may now be sold in retail locations and over the internet.  For those of you that may be interested in pursuing a career in paper-crafting, I'd love to speak with you about the benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  You can also visit the Demonstrator FAQ page on the right hand side of this website for more information.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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All You Want For Christmas Is....

Stamps, Ink, and Paper!!

Would you like to receive Stampin' Up! products for the holidays?

Then, fill out the Wish List form and send it to me. I'll take care of the rest!

Your loved one will be contacted by email and/or phone to inform them of your creative desires. The order will be placed and delivered to your loved one---with or without wrap. Many men want to wrap their own gifts---go figure! If it's not pretty, I didn't do it!

Happy Holidays!

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This post will remain at the top of the blog until December 1st.  Scroll down for the new stuff!

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Trim the Tree

There are still a few openings for the Trim a Tree class scheduled for Friday, November 16th at 7pm.  Cost is $25 per person and includes all instructions and materials to make 5 ornaments.  Call or email me today if you would like to attend.

Here's a little sneak peek at one of the ornaments we'll be making:

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If you can't attend, I'd be happy to send you a class kit for $25 plus $5 shipping.  All materials will be precut and ready for you to assemble at home.  Order your kit by Friday, November 16th.

Also, be sure to check out the holiday workshop page for more upcoming classes.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Craft Fairs

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Well, I think I have finally recovered from the last 2 craft fairs!  I can't believe how much work goes into making one of these events successful.

I wanted to show you a picture of my booth at the fair, but I had customers as soon as the booth was photo-ready and it never really looked the same again!  So, I guess you'll just have to settle for pictures of some of the items I sold.

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These are domino magnets made with the punch pals set.  I stamped the dominos with black stazon ink, then colored the images with sharpies.  I let them dry overnight, then coated them with versamark ink, sprinkled iridescent ice embossing powder over them and heat set--I've done it with the oven and the heat tool--both work!  Finally, I added a magnet to the back.  Voila!  I also plan to make these at the upcoming last minute gifts class on December 2nd.

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I found 2" tiles at Lowes recently and remembered this cute project.  You simply stamp and color the tiles just like the dominos.  Then add a clothespin to the back and tie with ribbon.  These noteholders are perfect for displaying a business card, small photo, or greeting card.

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Here is a bucket of jumbo clippies--the perfect bookmark!  I discovered the cute bucket at the $1 spot at Target and filled it with the large paperclips.  The paperclips are sandwiched between identical stamped, punched, and glittered pieces adhered with a pop-up glue dot.  I tied gingham ribbon around the clips to give them a finished look.

Most of these items sold for $1 - $2.  I'll share some of the higher priced items in upcoming posts, so stay tuned.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Paper Party

Stampin' Up! has a great November special on all of their double-sided designer series paper---Buy 3 packs, get 1 Free!  You all know how much I love using these papers on my projects, so now is a great time for you to stock up.  Here are a few more project ideas for you to download.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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