Friendly Words Wheel Class-to-Go

Stampin’ Around Wheels are an inexpensive and fast way to add texture and charm to any project. They are a great complement to many stamp sets and projects. Let me show you how you can create 11 different techniques using our Stampin' Around Wheel.

In this class you will make one gift bag with tag to hold four coordinating cards with envelopes. These beautiful vintage themed cards feature the Friendly Words Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel. Enjoy learning some great wheel techniques while creating this set of beautiful heartfelt cards to share with friends and family.

$60 plus shipping includes
Friendly Words Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel, Stampin’ Around Jumbo Handle, Two Wheel ink cartridges, Stampin' Pastels, all paper and accessories, PDF project guide emailed to you (includes detailed step-by-step instructions, full color photos, tips and techniques). Order By January 29th and Class kits will ship out February 5th. Email me to order at : please include your name, mailing address, phone number, and payment option: personal check or Paypal (paypal invoice can be emailed).

All items will ship February 5th, 2010

EMAIL ME by Friday January 29th to order your Class-to-Go. Once payment is receieved, supplied will be ordered and the Class-to-go should ship out to you on 02/05/10. The Project Guide will be emailed to you.

This product is provided by and will ship directly from me. This class kit is not available for purchase to other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. If you are a demonstrator and are interested in this class, please email me for more information. Refunds will only be processed upon return of all materials, and a $20 fee for the tutorial will be withheld from the total amount.


• Chocolate Chip• Craft Whisper White• Stampin' Write Markers-Chocolate Chip & Brilliant Blue


• Heat Tool• Stampin' Emboss Powder - White• Stamping Sponges• Sponge Daubers• Crop-A-Dile• Wide Oval Punch• 1-3/4” Circle Punch• SNAIL adhesive

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Everyday Elegance Class-to-Go

Add a touch of elegance to any occasion with this gorgeous set of black and white cards created using the Bride & Groom Specialty Paper & Stampin’ Up!’s Pretties Kit. In this class you’ll create 8 cards in all – four black cards & four white cards – as well as a unique box to hold them!
Order by January 29th, your Class-to-Go will ship out on February 5th. The project guide will be emailed to you. $75 plus shipping includes two stamp sets, paper and accessories needed for this project, PDF instruction guide which has full color photos and step-by-step detailed instructions to complete the custom designed card holder, eight 3" x 6" cards with the small open-ended envelopes . You will need to supply all adhesive and tools - see list below.
***Sale-a-Bration offer***
Order the two stamp sets (115100 Together Forever, 114968 Fundamental Phrases) online at my website by January 29th and I will include the Class-to-Go FREE with your purchase. You will qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item with your purchase of the two stamp sets! Your product guide will be emailed, and your other Class supplies will mail out February 5th.
Email me today to order, include your name, mailing address, phone number, and payment option: personal check or Paypal (I will email a Paypal invoice for all credit/debit cards)

All class supplies to ship out 02/05/10

• Time Estimate: 1 ½-2 ½ hours including cutting
• Level of Difficulty: 2, this project involves simple stamping, cutting, card & card holder assembly
• Adhesive and Tools You will need to supply or order here:
101179 Basic Black Classic ink
104294 Sticky Strip
104332 Snail adhesive
100425 2-way Glue Pen
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
103579 Paper snips
105826 Mat Pack
116631 Paper-piercing tool
112208 Curly Label punch
116630 Modern Label punch
107590 Designer Label punch
112091 Scallop Edge punch
109046 1" circle punch
102449 Hobby Blade
101087 Craft Mat
101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig
104152/104154 Paper Trimmer & scoring blade
This product is provided by and will ship directly from me. This class kit is not available for purchase to other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. If you are a demonstrator and are interested in this class, please email me for more information. Refunds will only be processed upon return of all materials provided by me, and a $20 fee for the tutorial will be withheld from the total amount refunded.
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Cold and Cuddly - and oh so Cute!

I just love this stamp set. This is just one of those sets which surprises you with its versatility. Anytime you want a fun, festive and cute stamp set for winter, you will find yourself reaching for it. This stamp set has a really cute wintery feel to it. It can be made as simple or as intricate as you want! If you purchase this set from my website, I will send you the tutorial for 3hree custom designed projects – 1 card, one gift-card holder, and one 6" x 6" scrapbook page. Included are photos and step by step instructions, including cutting dimensions.
Item 116525 on my website

Some techniques used in my Free with Purchase tutorial are heat embossing, sponging, and using the Stampin' Write Markers to create muti-colored stamped images.

Embossing powder is a powder which is held in place with a sticky ink (such as Versamark or Craft ink) and then it is melted using your heat tool to create a shiny, raised surface. The effect can be both elegant and whimsical. So if you really want to create a wow in your projects, then try out these products. They are guaranteed to please!

Contrary to popular belief there is an actual technique to achieving a well sponged look. For starters when you hold your Stamping Sponge, you want to pinch just the top section. If you are using a sponge dauber then it will be a simple matter of sticking your finger into it. Next you will ink up your Stamping Sponge/sponge dauber. If you want to achieve softer color then you will be tapping your Stamping Sponge/sponge dauber into the ink. If you want a more intense color then you will be rubbing it onto the surface of your ink. Once your sponge wedge is inked then you will move to your Card Stock. Starting off beside the CS, begin rubbing your sponge in a circular motion. Do not press hard, you want the sponge to be cushiony in between your fingers and the CS. Once you have gotten rid of the excess ink onto your grid paper, you are ready to move onto your CS. By beginning off the CS and moving onto the CS, you are preventing ink blots and streaks which can ruin the look of your work. When you have run out of color to sponge, simply re-ink your Stamping Sponge and begin the process again. In the case of the sponge dauber, you will follow the same process if you are inking the edges of your CS, but if you are working within an image, then you will simply tap off excess ink onto your grid paper before starting with your circular motion.

A great technique used in these projects is using Stampin’ Write markers for stamping a multicolored image (for the stepped up version of project number one). Some of the things you may want to consider is that it is better when doing multiple colors, to start with the lightest color first and then move on towards the darker colors. The reason behind this, is that it will minimize contamination of your lighter colored markers with the darker colors. Because it may take a little extra time to color these images in due to the color changes, you will not want to forget to huff on the image before stamping down. This will ensure that you have re-moistened the ink on your stamp. Also don’t forget that proper care should be taken when using the markers, so that the tips do not become frayed and bent. A sharp tip ensures control and detail for future use.

Please email me if you would like a list of all the supplies used for these projects, or you have questions about the techniques mentioned.
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Holiday Helper - last chance for this years edition

Happy Holidays!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox?

I'm here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your Holidays - this year, or Next! :-) Save the great ideas and tutorials, and be Ahead of the Game for next holiday season (and actually, most projects can be modified for great gifts Year Round with simple changes to colors and stamp sets) These ideas will cover gift giving, decorating and card making. They will be packed full of inspiring ideas.

Just when you need the inspiration and the ease of great projects I'm available to you, ready to help you though the busiest time of the year. The holidays are a time of sparkle and wonder. Handmade gifts and decorating add to that in a way that is uniquely your own. Having inspiration for great projects, that are simple and easy to do, can be a jumping off point that will spark your creativity. Adding that little bit of your own personal touches to decoration, cards and gifts really does show that you care enough to go that extra step.

Sign up for the 12-day Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every morning starting December 13th. Just add your name and your primary email address and select Holiday Helper from the list of my email editions.

Joining late? Add your name and join us on any one of the 12 days, email me and I will send you the days you missed!
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