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There's only 2 more days for the Online Extravaganza sale, so don't let your favorites get away!

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Click here for a pdf with all the SALE items

Click here to view all the products online and Shop Now

EXTRA BONUS!

Place an order of $35 or more and I will send you the 2011 Quick & Easy Holiday Cards Tutorial for FREE!

How to Shop with The Stamp Doc:  You can click here to be taken to my Stampin' Up! website.  Look for the Products tab and click on SHOP NOW.  Add your items to your cart.  Orders of $150 or more qualify for Stampin' Rewards....AKA FREE stuff!

Plus, I've got 2 more cards to share from the recent Holiday Stamp-a-Stacks.  Heat embossing is always a favorite technique and I especially like to use it on my Christmas cards.  It creates such an elegant look!

Tidingsofjoy

Stamp Set: Tidings of Joy

Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark

Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Soft Suede 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals



 

 

Soundingjoy

Stamp Set: The Sounding Joy

 Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

 Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

 Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

 

Happy Stampin'

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More Holiday Cards

Download a Christmas Wish List to give to Friends & Family

Why not get something that you really want this Christmas?  Add to your stamping and scrapbooking supplies by filling out the Christmas Wish list and giving it to your friends and family.  My contact information is available and I will help them every step of the way.

Here are 2 more Holiday card to inspire you.  If you like traditional Christmas colors, these may be the cards for you!

Pines

Stamp Set: Pines & Poinsettias

 Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip

 Markers: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Real Red

 Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP

 Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

 

 

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SUPPLIES

Stamp Set: Stitched Stockings, Hand-Penned Holidays

 Ink: Real Red

 Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper, Holly Berry Bouquet, Very Vanilla

 Accessories: Stocking Builder Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals





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Click here for a pdf with all the SALE items

Click here to view all the products online and Shop Now

EXTRA BONUS!

Place an order of $35 or more and I will send you the 2011 Quick & Easy Holiday Cards Tutorial for FREE!

How to Shop with The Stamp Doc:  You can click here to be taken to my Stampin' Up! website.  Look for the Products tab and click on SHOP NOW.  Add your items to your cart.  Orders of $150 or more qualify for Stampin' Rewards....AKA FREE stuff!

If you prefer, you can email your order to me at melissa@thestampdoc.com.  I will happily review your order and we can make payment arrangements (Paypal or check).

Happy shopping!

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Christmas Lodge Samples

One of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Mini Catalog is Christmas Lodge.  The coordinating Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper evokes such a feeling of warmth.....I just love these together! 

So, obviously I had to create 2 cards for the 2011 Holiday Stamp-a-Stacks using these items.  I'm not 100% sure, but I think the class participants really liked these cards, too!  These cards came together very quickly and would be great to mass produce.

 

Lodgecard1Stamp Set: Christmas Lodge 

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Lodgetree

Stamp Set: Christmas Lodge

Ink: Garden Green, Versamark

Paper: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

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Click here for a pdf with all the SALE items

Click here to view all the products online and Shop Now

EXTRA BONUS!

Place an order of $35 or more and I will send you the 2011 Quick & Easy Holiday Cards Tutorial for FREE!

 

How to Shop with The Stamp Doc:  You can click here to be taken to my Stampin' Up! website.  Look for the Products tab and click on SHOP NOW.  Add your items to your cart.  Orders of $150 or more qualify for Stampin' Rewards....AKA FREE stuff!

If you prefer, you can email your order to me at melissa@thestampdoc.com.  I will happily review your order and we can make payment arrangements (Paypal or check).

Happy shopping!

MelissaSignature

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And so it begins....

Food, family, and festivities.  We had our first family Thanksgiving on Sunday evening and we'll be celebrating again at the end of the week.  I guess it's time to pull out the stretch pants and kick the stamping in to high gear!  ;0)

It's not to late to create your own Christmas cards.  I'll be sharing lots of ideas with you this week.  Remember, I'm just a quick email away if you need help with ordering product or designing a special project.  My email is melissa@thestampdoc.com

Snowmuchfun

Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun, Simple Snowflake

Ink: Stazon Black, White Craft

Markers: Basic Gray, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist

Paper: Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Folder, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Real Red 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

 


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Full instructions for this card and 7 more are available here for $7.95.  Your instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours of payment.  Or you can get these instructions for FREE with a $35 online order placed through my Stampin' Up website.

The Online Extravaganza will begin on Monday.  I'll post the details as soon as I know them, but I expect there to be some amazing deals!

Happy Stampin

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The Online Extravaganza begins on Monday.  I'll be posting details as soon as I know more, but be ready for some out of this world deals!

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Christmas Card Time

Sorry I've been MIA for a week.  My parents came to visit last weekend, there was a death in the family, and I'm apparently going to be a single mom during deer hunting season.

I've also been making the final preparations for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stacks. The class attendees will be making 8 cards and I'm going to share them all with you over the next week.  My goal was to make cards that would "WOW" the recipient, but would be easy enough to mass produce.  I also tried to use a small number of products on each card, so as not to break the bank.

The step-by-step instructions for all 8 cards are available for $7.95. 

Spend $35 or more in my online store before November 30th and you'll receive the instructions for FREE!

Merrywinter

Stamp Set:  Merry Winter

Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie marker

Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red

Accessories:  Big Shot, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Rhinestones, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

This card has a surprise inside!

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Online Extravaganza starts on Monday!  Take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle! In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]).  Visit http://stampdoc.stampinup.net on Monday to learn more.

Happy Stampin'

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Angry Birds Punch Art

You may remember that I created a card for a punch art swap at convention featuring Angry Birds.  So, when I needed to create a project for UStamp with Dawn & Friends Knockout Punches, I knew that I wanted to take the Angry Birds theme a little more over the top.  Here is my project:

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Now I know I have said this about every session of UStamp, but Knockout Punches is absolutely fantastic!!!  The designers have created over 50 projects featuring different ways to use Stampin' Up! punches.  Each project has lots of photos and complete instructions for you to download.  I only wish I had more time to re-create some of the wonderful ideas from this round!!!  Click on the blinkie below to join today.

I'll be back tomorrow with some of the projects that will be taught in my upcoming classes.  I'm pretty sure I've got enough projects to keep things exciting for the next 2-3 weeks.  Be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you'll receive all my updates.

And if you haven't done so already, sign up for my newsletter so that you can start receiving the 2011 Holiday Helper---12 days of emailed projects to keep you inspired and get your creative juices flowing!

Happy Stampin'

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Holiday Helper 2011

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The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a wonderful opportunity for you! I am going to be sending out 12 Days of Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each mailing, you will receive not only a picture of the finished project, but you will also receive a complete supply list with a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to do the project.

But you can only receive these projects by joining my mailing list, so be sure to sign up today! Just fill out the web form in the left column and you'll be on your way to a Happy Holiday season.

Happy Stampin'

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Digital Scrapbooking Day Celebration

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What a treat!  Stampin' Up! is giving EVERYONE free digital downloads this weekend in celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day.  Just visit www.mydigitalstudio.net to fill out a brief survey and you'll be to download the following digital content:

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Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to USE OR purchase these downloads - you may use them in any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.

Of course, I had to play with my new goodies, so I decided to create a 2-page scrapbook layout with some of our Halloween pictures.  I used the "smile" from the So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set.  Be sure to check out The Stamp Doc on Facebook to see the coordinating page.

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And I could not wait to create some photo cards for Christmas with the Home for the Holidays ensemble!  I used the 5x7 card template and simply added a few photos and changed the greeting.  This card literally took less than 5 minutes to create!

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So what are you waiting for?  Go get your FREE digital downloads and start creating cards, scrapbook pages, and more. 

To purchase the My Digital Studio software or any additional downloads, be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy Stampin'

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SUDSOL BLOG TOUR

Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour!   I have been a member of SUDSOL for LONG time....almost as long as I've been a demonstrator.  I always recommend this group to my fellow demonstrators, as many of us consider it our unofficial "upline".  You will find tons of samples, tutorials, class ideas, and plenty of ideas for growing your Stampin' Up! business.

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One of the greatest thing about SUDSOL is the access to project tutorials.  I will be adding this tutorial to the SUDSOL website along with the video tutorial.  Both of them are available at the end of this post.

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I shared these Jr. Legal Pad Covers on my blog last year as part of my series of articles on craft fairs.  With so many beautiful new papers in the Idea Book & Catalog and Holiday Mini, I thought it would be a good idea to freshen up my samples for some upcoming fairs.  I keep the designs very simple, so that these are quick & easy to make.  This project is also perfect for stamp camps and special classes.

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Stamp Set:  Gently Falling

Ink:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party

Paper:  More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  More Mustard 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder

*Baby Wipe technique used on leaf image

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Paper:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Vanilla Brad

 

 

 

 

 

Christmaslodge

Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge

Ink:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper

 

Hollyberry


Stamp Set:  Pines & Poinsettias

Ink:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle Punch

 

 

 

DearSanta

 

Stamp Set:  Dear Santa

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Early Espresso

Paper:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Big Shot, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die

 

 

 

 

Jr. Legal Pad Cover Paper Measurements

  • Cover:  8" x 11.5", scored at 5.5", 6", and 6.5"
  • Front Cardstock Layer:  4-3/4" x 7-3/4"
  • Front Designer Series Paper Layer:  4-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Top of Legal Pad Designer Series Paper:  1" x 5"
  • Designer Series Paper for RSVP pen:  1" x 3-3/8"

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I hope you've enjoyed this project and will try it out for yourself.  To see more great projects like this one, be sure to join SUDSOL or at least check out the 2-week trial membership.

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