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Holiday Card Week, Part 2

Here is the second installment of Holiday Card Week.  This adorable card measures 3" x 3" and features the Deer Friends stamp set.  This stamp set is only available to hostesses with workshop sales of $300 or more.  Check back tomorrow to find out one more reason to host your own workshop during October & November.


Shopping List:

  • Stamp Set:  Deer Friends
  • Ink:  Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss Classic Stamp pads
  • Paper:  Riding Hood Red cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP
  • Accessories:  1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, stampin dimensionals, scallop edge punch, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter


  1. Make card base from 3" x 6" riding hood red cardstock by folding in half.
  2. Use scallop edge punch on 1" x 2-3/4" strip of whisper white cardstock and adhere to right edge of card.
  3. Adhere 2" x 2-3/4" piece of DSP to card, slightly overlapping whisper white strip.

  4. Stamp Tree image in Kiwi Kiss ink onto whisper white cardstock.  Clean stamp, and stamp image a second time with riding hood red ink.

  5. Punch Kiwi Kiss tree with 1" circle punch.

  6. Punch Riding Hood Red words with 1-1/4" circle punch.

  7. Punch a Riding Hood Red scallop circle.

  8. Layer all 3 pieces together and adhere to front of card with stampin' dimensionals.

  9. Tie Riding Hood Red taffeta around card.

  10. Apply thin stripes of crystal effects to tree image for "garland" and dots of crystal effects on the scallops.  Sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter and allow to dry flat for at least 30 minutes.

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Holiday Card Week Starts Today!

On Saturday, October 4th, I'll be hosting my first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack of the year.  Participants will be making 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs.  In addition, to the great cards we'll be making, I'll also have tons of samples available to inspire you.  To reserve your spot in the class, visit

And because I know that many of you live too far away to attend, I'll be sharing each of the card designs with you every day this week.  This first card features the Snow Swirled stamp set, which is on sale through September 30th for 15% off. 


Shopping List:

  • Stamp Set:  Snow Swirled
  • Ink:  Versamark, Night of Navy classic pad, Brocade Blue classic pad
  • Paper:  Glossy White Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock
  • Accessories:  Iridescent Ice embossing powder, powder pal, heat tool, brayer, navy grosgrain ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, whisper white envelopes (optional)

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  1. Randomly stamp snowflakes with Versamark ink onto glossy white cardstock. 
  2. Pour Iridescent Ice embossing powder over stamped images and shake off excess.
  3. Heat powder with a heat tool until melted.  Allow to cool.
  4. Ink up a brayer with Brocade Blue ink and brayer over snowflakes.  Wipe snowflakes with a paper towel to remove ink.
  5. Stamp small snowflake in Night of Navy ink to fill in spaces.
  6. Layer snowflake piece onto Night of Navy cardstock and tie navy grosgrain ribbon along one side in simple knot.
  7. Fold Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4" x 8") in half.
  8. Stamp greeting in lower right corner with Night of Navy ink.
  9. Adhere card to Night of Navy cardstock (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").
  10. Finish card by adhering snowflake strip to card front.

I have added an option to buy a card kit for each of the cards featured this week.  In this kit you'll receive pre-cut cardstock and ribbon to make 10 identical cards.  Cost is $25 per kit and includes shipping.  Please allow 10-14 days for kits to ship.  Visit  for complete details and stay tuned this week to see more card designs!

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Flight of the Butterfly


We made the card above at last month's Stamp-a-Stack and everyone loved it!  It is just so pretty and feminine!  Wouldn't one of your girlfriends love to receive it in the mail?

The card base is Pink Pirouette measuring 4-1/4" x 11". 

The brown polka dot strip is from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and measures 1" x 5-1/2".

The chocolate chip layer is 4" square.

And the pink floral paper is 3-3/4" square and is another pattern from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.

The two butterflies were stamped on whisper white cardstock with pink pirouette and chocolate chip inks.  I highly recommend the Stamp-a-ma-jig with this stamp set for correct stamp placement.  The butterflies were then cut out and adhered with mini glue dots.  The wings were folded up for display.

To finish the card, I stamped 2 of the greetings from this stamp set: "one person can make such a difference and that person is you" and "thank you so very much".  I also stamped one butterfly in chocolate chip ink directly on the Designer Series Paper.


Flight of the Butterfly   Item #111564  

Price:  $31.95 US


Bella Rose Designer Series Paper   Item #112041  

Price: $9.95

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Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I know it is still September, but this is the time of year when I start preparing for Christmas.  If I survive the weekend, I'll start preparing for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stacks coming up in October. 

But first, I feel like I've bitten off a little more than I can chew this week....all my clubs meet this weekend, I have a mega swap due, and a shoebox swap with my downline.  Luckily my club projects are planned and the mega swap is completed!  Here is my card for the swap:

Snow swirled

I found a great sketch (SC 194) on Splitcoast this week and decided to try it out.  Unfortunately, I ran short on paper and had to modify it slightly from the original sketch.

The card features the Snow Swirled stamp set which is on sale for 15% through the end of September.  I also used the Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper and the coordinating colors of Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Ruby Red.  I love this color combination!  Let me know what you think.

And finally, I wanted to let you know that the Designer Series Paper Rings are now available in the Stamp Doc Shop and that there is less than 2 weeks to order your Crazy for Cupcakes class kit.

Have a great weekend!  Happy Stampin'


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September Clubs

Sept Club Page  This is the layout that my scrapbook club members will be making this weekend.  It features the beautiful Bella Rose designer series paper, Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, and the Heard from the Heart stamp set. 

Scrapbook club meets once per month and the members take turns receiving hostess benefits.  You are welcome to join anytime.  Just contact me and I'll reserve you a spot in either club:

Noblesvile Scrapbook Club meets this Saturday, September 20th from 9am--11am at Noblesville Wellness, 18077 River Road, Noblesville, IN

Kokomo Scrapbook Club meets this Sunday, September 21st from 2pm--4pm at the Stamp Shack, 120 S Buckeye St, Kokomo, IN

Techniques book The first meeting of the techniques club is scheduled for this Friday, September 19th from 7pm-8:30pm at the Stamp Shack, 120 S Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN.   Each month, club members will create a technique page and card.  Members agree to make a minimum $15 purchase each month for 10 months, and will receive hostess benefits once during the club term.

The album above is the new 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" On Board Ring Album and comes with 10 clear page protectors.  It arrives "naked" and you have to dress it up.  I used the Bella Rose papers (again), pink pirouette wide grosgrain, riding hood red taffeta, and a hat pin from the pretties kit.  The letters are from the new On Board Lots of Letters.  I pressed each letter onto a Chocolate Chip craft ink pad, then sprinkled with crystal clear embossing powder and used the heat tool to melt the powder.  The result is a nice & shiny chocolate brown.....looks yummy!

If you are not local to me and are interested in joining a club, I do offer several options for long-distance customers.  You can choose to commit to $15 a month for 10 months or $30 a month for 5 months.  Long-distance customers will receive a technique page each month and will receive hostess benefits once during the club term.  Feel free to contact me for more information.

Happy Stampin'


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Marvelous Monograms

The last few days have been very busy and I haven't had much time to stamp.  I wanted to share a quick and easy project with you, though.  This is perfect for anyone with a limited amount of time and an abundance of scraps!

We made the card below at Nancy's workshop last week.  The card features the new Haiku Designer Series Paper and the Lovely Letters alphabet.

Monogram m and t

As my gift to Nancy for opening her home to us, I made her a set of 4 monogram cards and packaged them in a fabulous clear box.  The boxes are available at Impress in a set of 10 for $5.00.  I use these boxes to package cards for craft fairs and for last-minute gifts.  The "belly band" was created by adhering the Tangerine Tango ribbon to the 1" Chocolate Chip double-stitched ribbon, then placing a monogram on top.

Monogram box

Monogram gift

The best part of this project is that I used scrap pieces of the Haiku Designer Series paper that measured 3" wide or less.  Normally, I would just toss these small pieces, but now I have a fantastic way to use them on Monogram cards.

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Crazy for Cupcakes

 It's Birthday Month at the Stout house and I am guaranteed to eat a lot of cupcakes and gain a few pounds.   I knew when I saw this stamp set, that I would have to do something special.

Cupcake Box open

Inspired by Andrea Wolford, I created this Emergency Birthday Card Kit using the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.  It is so yummy, I just have to offer a class.....and I'll even serve cupcakes!

When:  Wednesday, September 24th

Time:  7pm

Where:  The Stamp Shack, 120 S. Buckeye, Kokomo, IN

Cost:  $25

Add-on the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set for just $20 more.  Save 30%!

RSVP Required by September 19th.

Bring your adhesive, all other supplies will be provided.

Cupcake Box inside

Cupcake Box cards

Cupcake ensemble copy

If you are unable to attend the class, be sure to check out the Class Kits by Mail.  It's the same class delivered to your door and it's only available through September 30th.

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