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Final Hours

We are down to the final hours of ordering from the Last Chance list.  If there are any retiring stamp sets or accessories on your wish list, don't wait any longer!  You can shop now on my Stampin' Up! website and have the order shipped directly to your door.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you to receive a FREE 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Tomorrow (afternoon or evening), I will post information on ordering the new catalog.  I'll also have information on signing up as a demonstrator, joining a hostess club, and my retiring stamp sets for sale.  I'm working to get these online this weekend as soon as possible.  The kids have gone to grandma's, so I should be able to get a lot done, right?  We'll see....

Here are just a few more samples that I wanted to share with you before the paper retired.  The stamp set is called Strength & Hope and Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each set to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  

Strength&hope

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Butterflycards


MelissaRecipeGraphic STAMP SET:  Strength & Hope

INK:  Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight

PAPER:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Peach Parfait & Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon, Circle Punches (1", 1-1/4", 2-1/2"), Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

 And here are close-ups of the individual cards:

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  Butterfly2

Butterfly3
Butterfly4

 

 

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Stamp-a-Rama Projects

You'll probably agree that it is very challenging to design scrapbook pages and cards for the men in your life.  Give me something girly to create anyday, but a masculine project.....oh boy!

This month we created a scrapbook layout and card with a masculine theme using the Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini catalog.  Although this is definitely not my usual style, I really love these projects!

Openseacard

Masculinelayout

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MelissaRecipeGraphic STAMP SET:  The Open Sea, Word Play (layout)

INK:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray

PAPER:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, Circle Punches (1-1/4", 1-3/8", 2-1/2"), Designer Label Punch, Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Crop-a-Dile, Game Spinner Hands, Distressing Essentials, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals

 

There are a few class kits available for these projects.  Kits include pre-cut cardstock, designer paper, die-cuts, and consumable accessories (twine, spinners).  You will need the stamp sets, ink pads, and the non-consumable accessories on hand to complete the projects as shown.  I will send you the instructions in pdf format through email.

 

        May Stamp-a-Rama Kit $15 (includes shipping)

To order additional supplies, visit my Stampin' Up! website.  Last-chance stamp sets and accessories are only available until June 30th!
Happy Stampin'
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Cards for a Cause Update

 

Cardsforacause Here is a quick update on the cards for a cause class.  There will be just one class on Monday night, June 27th at 7pm at the Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN.  The cost is $25 and includes all supplies to make the 5 cards shown above.  The class fee will be donated to the Howard County Muscular Dystrophy Association.

You have until Saturday to RSVP.  Email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com to reserve your spot.

 

I've already shared 3 of the cards we'll be making in previous posts. Here are the final two cards:

 

Cakelayers

STAMP SET:  Birthday Bliss

INK:  Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Regal Rose and So Saffron Markers

PAPER:  Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

ACCESSORIES:  1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals, Smooch Illuminate Top Coat

 

Perkup
STAMP SET:  Puns from the Past

INK:  Basic Black

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Newsprint Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

There is just one more week to order retiring product from Stampin' Up!  All of the stamp sets and designer series paper that I have featured in the Cards for a Cause class will not be available after June 30th.  Get them now on my Stampin' Up! website.

Happy Stampin'

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Busy Week

It's going to be a very busy week. I am finishing prep work on the projects for the Stamp-a-Rama on Wednesday. It should be alot of fun....all of the projects have a masculine theme and I'll be sharing them with you after the class.

I'm also in the final stretch of fundraising for MDA and preparing for 2 sessions of Cards for a Cause. There is still time to sign up for one of these classes and you'll be donating to a good cause.

Cardsforacause

WHEN: Saturday, June 25th at 10am OR Monday, June 27th at 7pm

WHERE: The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN

COST: $25 (or more) donation to MDA--Use this link to easily make a donation

You'll create 5 handmade cards. All supplies are provided and beginners are welcome.

Please RSVP by June 22nd so I can make sure that I have plenty of supplies for everyone.

If you cannot attend and you make a donation of $25, I will send you 5 handmade cards in the mail for your personal use. Cards will ship after June 29th.

This is one of the cards we will be making. It features the Baby Steps single stamp and Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper. Both of these items are on the Last-Chance list and will only be available until June 30th. You can place an order anytime on my website.

  Elephants

MelissaRecipeGraphic

STAMP SET:  Baby Steps

INK:  Baja Breeze

PAPER:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

 

I still have a few more retiring samples to share with you.  Behind the scenes, I am working with some new product and I am so very excited about the upcoming new catalog.....cannot wait to show you!

Remember, anyone that places an order of $50 or more with me during the month of June will receive the new catalog for FREE.

Happy Stampin'

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Wanna Stamp with me?

The June monthly newsletter went out today, and you are sure to notice that I have added quite a few stamping events to the calendar for the summer.  There is definitely something for everyone!

Just around the corner, is the Cards for a Cause class.  There are two times available and all proceeds go to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  By attending this class, you'll be donating to a great cause and have fun creating 5 all-occasion cards!  I designed each of the cards using retiring stamp sets and accessories.  Here is a sneak peek at one of the cards you can make at this class:

Bird card 
Be sure to add these items to your Wish List.  They are only available until June 30th!

Friends247 
Friends 24-7 Stamp Set

Greenhouse Gala 
Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

 

And if you can't attend the class, you can still donate.  With a donation of $25 or more, I will send you 5 handmade cards with envelopes. 

Several of my upcoming classes will feature "To-Go" kits for my out-of-town customers.  If there is a class that you would like me to offer, I am always open to suggestions.  Leave me a comment or send me an email at melissa@thestampdoc.com

Happy Stampin'

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I'm going to JAIL!!!!

Did you hear the news…they finally caught me! I’m going to jail…but it’s for a great cause…MDA!

I now have to raise the bail for my release and I need a little help from my stamping friends.  No donation is too small, but for anyone that donates $25 or more, you will receive a FREE stamping class.  Here are the details:

Cardsforacause

WHEN:  Saturday, June 25th at 10am OR Monday, June 27th at 7pm

WHERE:  The Stamp Shack, 118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN

COST:  $25 (or more) donation to MDA--Use this link to easily make a donation

You'll create 5 handmade cards.  All supplies are provided and beginners are welcome.

Please RSVP by June 22nd so I can make sure that I have plenty of supplies for everyone.

If you cannot attend and you make a donation of $25, I will send you 5 handmade cards in the mail for your personal use.  Cards will ship after June 29th.

 

So, I've been whipping up a few cards for this class and I'll be sharing them with you over the next week.  The first one features Pun Fun, one of my favorite retiring stamp sets.

Stinky
The card measure 4-1/4" square.  I used a recent Mojo Monday sketch as an inspiration.  And don't you just love this little skunk?  He is the cutest!

Don't forget to add this stamp set to your order this month.  It is only available until June 30th.

MelissaRecipeGraphic

STAMP SET:  Pun Fun

INK:  Basic Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Build-a-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper (Retiring)

ACCESSORIES:  Markers (Real Red, So Saffron, Sahara Sand), Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Happy Stampin'

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Goodbye Old Friend

Sockmonkey 
I find with the Sock Monkey stamp set that people either LOVE him or hate him.  I'm sure a few of my customers are very sad that this set is retiring this year.

This card is my favorite card that I created with the Sock Monkey.  I used the retired Canvas background stamp to create the background and used pieces to create the pattern on the monkey.  I love the soft, vintage look.

If Sock Monkey is one of your faves, don't let it slip away.  It is only available until June 30th!  And don't forget his accessories....a great way to add even more versatility to this set.

MelissaRecipeGraphic 

STAMP SET:  Sock Monkey, Canvas (retired)

INK:  Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Real Red

ACCESSORIES:  Word Window punch, Dimensionals

Sock monkey 
You can purchase Stampin' Up! products on my website anytime.  If you need any assistance, feel free to contact me at melissa@thestampdoc.com.  I'm happy to help you in any way.

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So Chic!

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    I created this card a few years ago and used it as my swap card at convention.  I absolutely fell in love with the Chic Boutique stamp set when it was first released.  It hasn't seen much ink, but it remains one of my favorites and I'll be sad to see it go.

   Some of the items on this card are already retired--Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain (a nice replacement will be available soon) and the clear micro beads (on the Eiffel Tower).  Accessories can sell out quickly once they are placed on the Last-Chance list.  If there is something that you want, be sure to get it soon.

MelissaRecipeGraphic 
STAMP SET:  Chic Boutique, French Filigree Background Set

INK:  Basic Black

PAPER:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

PUNCHES:  Large Oval, Extra-Large Oval, Scallop Oval

ACCESSORIES:  Melon Mambo polka-dot grosgrain, Clear Micro Beads, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Chicboutique

The Chic Boutique stamp set is on the Last-Chance list and will only be available until June 30th.  Visit my Stampin' Up website to view the entire Last-Chance list and to place an order.  Online orders of $50 or more placed through my website will qualify to receive a FREE 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog when it is available on July 1st. 

Happy Stampin'

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Patriotic Card with Video

Landofthefree 

Cardstock Measurements:

Crumb Cake:  4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" for card base

Crumb Cake:  4" x 5-1/4" for front panel

Crumb Cake:  approx. 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for punching stars

Whisper White:  1-1/2" x 3"

Real Red:  1-3/4" x 3-1/4"

Night Of Navy:  2" x 3-1/2"

 

And as promised, here is the video showing you an easy way to create the two-tone image.  Please note:  I'm trying to shoot my videos in different locations to find the most optimal spot in my house.  I don't think this it.  I also welcome any feedback or comments.

 There is more information about the supplies used on this card in yesterday's post.

Happy Stampin'

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Something Old, Something New

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In order to make room for all the new products coming in July, hundreds of stamp sets, accessories, and home décor products are retiring! These last-chance items are only available June 1-30, so click the links below to get your favorites before they’re gone.

The new catalog will be available July 1st.  I'll be sending a FREE copy of the NEW catalog to anyone that places an online order of $50 or more during the month of June.  I will start mailing the catalogs on June 20th, so the sooner you place your order, the sooner you'll receive your catalog.

To help you decide what to order, I'll be featuring mostly retiring product samples on my blog for the next month.  However, this first card features something old and something new.  I made it for Memorial Day, but it would also be perfect for your upcoming 4th of July celebrations.

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To create the background, I punched out large stars from Crumb Cake cardstock and layered them onto a Crumb Cake panel.  It adds a nice dimension without being over-powering.  The star punch (item #119875) and the Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon (item #119768) are both on the last-chance list.  These and all of the other last-chance accessories are only available while supplies last and sometimes sell out quickly.

Landofthefree 

The stamp is called Land of the Free (item #123100, $8.95) and is featured in the Summer Mini Catalog.  I had to get creative with using this stamp and I'm hoping to shoot a quick video today showing how I got the two-toned image. 

MelissaRecipeGraphic 

STAMP SET:  Land of the Free

INK:  Real Red Classic Ink Pad, Night of Navy Marker

PAPER:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy

ACCESSORIES:  Extra-Large Star Punch, Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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