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Halloween Inspiration

I don't know about you, but I am so excited about the Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular on Monday!  I've been a demonstrator for over 10 years and this is the first time I've ever seen Stampin' Up! put every stamp set on sale!   If you want to order, you can email me or order online.....just wait until Monday, okay?

Since I am running out of time before Halloween, I have uploaded more exclusive Halloween Inspiration to my Facebook page.  I hope you'll visit and decide to become one of my newest fans!

Many of my customers have purchased the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit.  These are so much fun for creating treat bags, but you'll definitely have some extra tags leftover.  What to do?  Well, today I'm sharing a card that was made with one of the tags.  

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I started by embossing Basic Black card stock with the Spider Web Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  Next, I used a sponge dauber and the Illuminate ink pad to enhance the web pattern.

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The spider was stamped directly onto the tag.  "Boooo" was stamped onto Pumpkin Pie card stock and then die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits Die.  And of course I had to add lots of those fun googly eyes.  I love them!

 

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STAMP SET:  Googly Ghouls

INK:  StazOn Black, Illuminate

PAPER:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

ACCESSORIES:  White Baker's Twine, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit

 

Monday, October 29th will also kick off a special promotion for My Digital Studio users.  I'll have all the details for you on Monday, so be sure to check back.

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Local Customers:  Open House event this Monday!  Stop by between noon and 1pm OR 7pm--8pm.  I'll be happy to help you plan your holiday projects, you can view my displays and samples, and there will be a fun Make & Take.  Hope to see you there!

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20 for $20 Christmas Card Class

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Local Customers:  You have 3 opportunities to attend this fun class!

  • Saturday, October 27th at 10am
  • Monday, November 5th at 7pm
  • Friday, November 16th at 7pm

You must reserve your spot with payment at least 1 week in advance.  Late registrations may be accepted if there is space, but the class fee will increase to $25. 

I've already had several out of town customers ask if they can do this as a class kit by mail.  The answer is "YES".    The cost is $20 + $5 for shipping/handling.   The kit will include pre-cut/punched paper, embellishments, and envelopes.

You will need to have the following items on hand to complete the cards:

Greetings of the Season Stamp Set

Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Soft Suede ink pads

SNAIL adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

These items may be ordered on my Stampin' Up website.

The instructions will be emailed to you before your kit arrives.  Allow up to 14 days to receive your kit.

You can use the Paypal button below to reserve your spot in one of the classes or to order a class kit by mail....use the drop down menu to make your selection.

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Popular Projects

Well, it has taken me a week to "recover" from the Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Getaway last weekend.  I've finally gotten everything put away and I'm working my way through answering emails & responding to special requests.

Instead of typing up instructions multiple times and sending out numerous emails, I decided to dedicate this post to some of the popular projects from the show.  There are a few other projects that I want to share, but I'll have to get some tutorials together first.

I wasn't surprised that the "front cover ornament" was a project that got a ton of attention at the show.  It is truly beautiful.  I made one that is identical to the cover, and then 2 more that are a bit simpler to create. 

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These are a little more involved than my usual projects, so I'm not going to recreate the wheel and make a new tutorial.  If you already subscribe to my email newsletter, you should have received the tutorial in your inbox this weekend.  And if you're not a subscriber, you can view my newsletter here (it's about half-way down).  Don't forget to subscribe so that you can start receiving my newsletters.

I actually watched this video to learn how to create the ornament.  It's a little long, but she describes the process very well.

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Another project that was very popular was a punch art card that I received in a swap from convention.  The card was created by fellow demonstrator Wendi Sands and it is so CUTE!  I'm going to try to make my own soon.

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As far as I can tell, these are the supplies used on this card.

STAMP SET:  Dinoraur

INK:  Early Espresso (edges sponged with brown ink), Wild Wasabi

PAPER:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Bashful Blue

PUNCHES:  2-1/2" Circle, Small Oval, Large Oval, Extra-Large Oval, 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, Itty Bitty Shapes (circle), Petite Pennants Builder

BIG SHOT:  Square Lattice Folder, Framed Tulips Folder

 

If you would like to order any of the products shown here, simply visit my Stampin' Up! website.  You can place your order and have it shipped directly to your door.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Grab your broom!

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I saw these cute broomsticks and could not wait to make one.....or five!  They are so quick & easy.  We had a lot of fun making these at today's Stop-N-Stamp class.

How about a tutorial?

STEP 1:  Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 2-1/2" x 12".  Mark a line across at 1-1/2".

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STEP 2:  Place a piece of sticky strip above the line, from end to end of the DSP.

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STEP 3:  Cut random fringe along the top and bottom edge, cutting all the way to the sticky strip. 

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STEP 4:  Place a Twizzler or pencil into a 1" x 8" cellophane bag & seal shut.  Peel the sticky strip from the DSP and begin wrapping the DSP around the cellophane bag as shown.

Broomwrap1  Broomwrap2STEP 5:  Flare out the ends of your broom by lightly tapping it onto a flat surface.

BroomfinalSTEP 6:  Wrap a piece of linen thread around the broom and add a tag.  My tag was created with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set---the greeting says "Grab your broom, cast your spell, and shake your booty."  The greeting was punched out with the scallop oval punch, and a piece of tangerine tango cardstock that was punched with the large oval punch was layered behind it.

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Are you ready to whip up some brooms?  Here is what you'll need:

STAMP SET:  Bootiful Occasions

INK:  Basic Black

PAPER:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Whisper White & Tangerine Tango card stock

ACCESSORIES:  Linen Thread, Large Oval Punch, 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sticky Strip, 1" x 8" Cellophane Bags

All items may be ordered on my Stampin' Up! website.

 

Don't forget!  I'll be at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Getaway this weekend.  If you attend, be sure to find me & introduce yourself.  I've got a few gifts tucked away for my "fans".

Happy Stampin'

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October Specials

It looks like October is going to be a very busy month, but I love this time of year!  We visited an apple orchard over the weekend and I'm looking forward to scrapbooking some of the great pictures I took.

This weekend, I will have a booth at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Getaway.  There will be a fun make & take, great displays, and some amazing door prizes for those that visit my booth.  If you follow my blog, be sure to stop by and introduce yourself.  I may even have a special gift for you.  (hint, hint)

October marks the start of my bi-annual SNAIL sale!  I know many of my customers have been looking forward to it.  It's a great time to stock up on your favorite adhesive.  Read more about it here.  I'll be placing the first order next week.

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Stampin' Up! also has a great special offer!  Receive a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Series Designer Series Paper bundle.  Visit my Stampin' Up! website to see all the details and to get yours today!

I'll be back Wednesday with a super-duper fun Halloween project for you!  And if you want to make one for yourself, don't forget Stop-N-Stamp is this Wednesday from noon--1pm.  Hope to see you there!

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