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A New Scallop Punch!

I've had quite a few people ask about the new scallop edge punch that Stampin' UP! will be offering in the upcoming 2008 Fall--Winter Idea Book & Catalog.  Here is a picture of one of my convention swap cards that uses just a tiny bit of the border punch:

Scallop-1

The stamp set is also new and it is called Dreams du Jour.  I used Elegant Eggplant and Pretty in Pink.  The "dreams" image is stamped on shimmery white cardstock and has a beautiful, subtle sparkle.

Scallop 2

The scallop border punch works in 2 inch increments and the scallops on the long part act as a guide for continuous punching.  Therefore, you can now create long scallop borders without much effort!

Scallop-3  

The individual scallops measure approximately 3/8", and as you can see in the photo, 1 inch is equal to about 2-1/2 scallops.

This punch will be available to order on August 11th and will sell for $15.95 US.  It looks like there will be many MUST-HAVE items from the new catalog.  Consider joining a club to budget your purchases this fall and receive some great freebies!  The first 15 people to join will also receive the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection (current catalog), a Decor Elements brochure, and a hand crafted card.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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Sneak Peek

I've been playing with a new stamp set from the upcoming 2008 Stampin' Up! Fall--Winter Idea Book & Catalog.  It's called Sock Monkey and it is super cute!!! 

Sock-monkey

To create the monkey, I began by inking up the Canvas Background stamp with chocolate chip ink and stamping onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I stamped one monkey image onto the canvas background, another onto a 3" very vanilla square, and a final image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I cut out the canvas body parts and paper pieced over the monkey on the 3" square.  I used the scap piece to cut out the "mouth" and popped it up with a dimensional.  The red areas were colored with the real red Stampin' Write marker.

I'm very busy right now, getting ready for convention and traveling for seminars.  My posting schedule will probably be a little erratic the next few weeks, but I'll be back in full force by the beginning of August with new ideas from convention.

Have a great week!

Melissa

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Stamp & Scrapbook Clubs Now Forming

Fall 2008 Stamp & Scrapbook Clubs

 

Would you like to learn more stamping techniques and create fun projects?  Then these are the clubs for you!

 

 

The benefits of becoming a Stamp Club member are as follows.

  • FREE New Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog ($9.95 value)
  • Hostess Benefits once per Stamp Club (at least a $27 value)
  • Only 10% Shipping Charge, no matter how much you order
  • Creative projects for club members only
  • New friendships with other club members
  • A stress-free, child-free environment to enjoy crafting

This Fall there is a club for EVERYONE! 

Scrapbook Club will continue to meet on Sundays from 2pm-4pm at the stamp shack in Kokomo.  Projects will include 2 page 12" x 12" layouts and mini scrapbooks for gift-giving.

A second Scrapbook Club has been added for members in the Indianapolis area.  This club will meet on Saturday mornings in Noblesville and we'll be making a 2 page 12" x 12" layout at each meeting.

The Stampin' Techniques Club is a new offering for all levels of stampers.  Each month you'll learn three new techniques that you can incorporate in your card-making and scrapbooking.  This club will meet on Friday evenings from 7pm--9pm at the stamp shack in Kokomo.

And finally, if you live too far away or are too busy to commit to club meetings, consider the Long-Distance club.  You'll receive many of the same club benefits plus monthly tips & techniques, project ideas, and more.

To learn more and download a club sign-up form, visit the CLUB PAGE.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

 

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Decor Elements Has Arrived!

Stampin' Up!'s new line of wall art is HERE!  Customers can start ordering this new product now! 

What is this new product? Décor Elements is a line of wall art made from vinyl used to decorate your home.  They are self-adhesive vinyl wall decorations that can be used on walls, windows, plates, vases, mirrors, picture frames - anything the vinyl will cling to! 

Decor1  I was able to quickly install one of the medallions around a nail head at the stamp shack to liven up this wall accent.  I couldn't believe how easy it was and how great it looked!

Visit my Stampin' Up! website to WATCH A VIDEO that shows just how easily it is to install these wall art products!  Then view the entire brochure to see all the great designs!

Contact me today to learn how you can save on your first Decor Elements order!

Melissa

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I'm Hawaii Bound!!!

Incentive09_Hawaii_190w Just a quick post to thank all of my loyal customers, outstanding downline team members, and my supportive family for helping me to achieve my goal of earning the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Hawaii.

The trip is in March 2009 and you can check out the resort by clicking here.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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