Hippo Punch Art Twist Card

I needed a cute hippo, for a friends Christmas Card. Its a cute song... I get it.
Kind of.
::
"I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy"
http://www.iwantahippopotamusforchristmas.net/songs/i-want-a-hippopotamus-for-christmas
::
Anyhow,
there are ALOT of punch art hippos out there, but let me tell you NOT a lot of tutorials!

So, I picked the hippo I liked best, and through trial and error came up with this cutie-patootie to add to my twist card:


I'm especially proud of her hand drawn facial features, I am not known for my coloring skills!

Super cute, and if you're looking to make your own, you can buy a tutorial - or you can play with your circle and oval punches, some sponge shading, and some hand drawn details. ;-) 
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Q&A Making Paper Ornaments

Making Paper Ornaments
 Q&A


Q: I’ve seen some great paper ornaments lately. I’d like to make some, but don’t know how!

Ornaments and Snowflakes

A: Paper ornaments are a hot trend this holiday season. Beyond decorating trees, they are being used as d├ęcor items around the home, as accents on wrapped gifts, and as fun, family projects. Of course, there are so many different ornaments to choose from. Luckily, I have a couple of gorgeous, and easy, ones to share. I got these ideas from Stampin’ Success, a magazine that demonstrators receive free from Stampin’ Up! It’s one of the great perks of being a demo! Here are instructions for Paper Bulb Ornaments and Glitter Snowflake Ornaments. Enjoy!

Paper Bulb Ornament:
• Ornaments are made up of 9 strips of paper that are 1” wide. The center strip is 8” long. Each curved layer is 1” longer. Make the ornament strips from plain or stamped card stock or from a selection of your favorite Designer Series Paper. You’ll need strips in the following sizes:
     1    1” x 8” strip for the center
     2    1” x 9” strips
     2    1” x 10” strips
     2    1” x 11” strips
     2    1” x 12” strips
• Pierce holes centered in the end of each strip, about 1/4” from the end, using the Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199).
• Layer the strips so the top ends are even and so they are stacked in this order: 12”, 11”, 10”, 9”, 8”, 9”, 10”, 11”, 12”.
• Place a Silver 1/8” Mini Brad (#122941) through the pierced holes. Spread prong to close brad and hold layers together.
• Thread the holes at the bottom of the strips through a Silver Mini Brad causing the longer layers to curve out.
• Thread a piece of Linen Thread (#104199) or Baker’s Twine (page 172) through the center of the ornament and slip it up between the strips so it wraps around the Mini Brad. Knot thread around the brad to hold in place and then create a loop to hang the ornament.
• Optional: Cover brads with buttons, Pearl or Rhinestone Jewels, or ribbon.
• Make ornaments of different sizes by starting with a shorter 8" x 3/4" center strip and adding 1/2” for each layer from the center.

Glitter Snowflake Ornament:
This super-fast ornament can be made two ways.

My Digital Studio:
• This option allows you to make snowflakes in any size you wish. Use the Snowflake Punch in My Digital Studio. Size Snowflake Punch as large as you want.
• Print to create a template. Cut out template.
• Trace onto the back of Glimmer Paper (available in Silver, Red, and Champaign).
• Cut out by hand.
• Create ornament from a single snowflake or sandwich 2 snowflakes back-to-back so both sides are finished. For a 3-D ornament, score 3 snowflakes in half, fold, and adhere backs together.
• Use Linen Thread (#104199) or Baker’s Twine (page 172) to hang ornament.

Big Shot:
• This option is faster since it doesn’t require cutting snowflakes by hand, but it only makes 3 ornament sizes. Die cut Glimmer Paper using Snow Flurry Bigz Die and the Big Shot.
• Create ornament from one or two layers, or make a 3-D ornament as described above.


Ornamental:
Enjoy making these fun, paper ornaments to give as gifts, to add to wrapped gifts, and to decorate your home. It’s a great project to do with the kids and makes thoughtful and affordable gifts for teachers that kids will be proud to say they helped with. Or make the ornaments with the kids over winter break. It will keep them occupied with something fun, productive, and affordable, plus you’ll have lots of ornaments to give as well as use for decoration!
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Festive Friday Finale Bold Snowflake

Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this blog hop all year - we've been making Christmas Cards! For our last hop before the holidays, please join us and link up your own Christmas Card at Terris blog! The blog list is below for your convenience, and be sure to catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies! My cards for this year can be seen by clicking on the Festive Fridays label.

My cards for this week:

Bold Snowflake

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For some more cheery inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting,
~angie






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Made Just For You Cookie Box

As you browse the Online Extravaganza and dream up possibilities for all that cool stuff on sale... here is a great idea you may want to jump on before the sale ends on November 28th!


Made Just For You Cookie Box
A cookie kit so your recipient can decorate and enjoy some sweetly stamped cookies!!

Some essential elements of this fabulous DIY gift kit are on sale this week:
Kraft Gift Boxes 124106 30% off! - get 3 to make 12 kits
For the holidays I'd use the
to line the boxes - 1 package will do all 12 boxes and leave you with leftover to make other projects!
and use the Gumball Green ribbon to coordinate with the paper order the
You will also need to order:
Circle Treat Cups 116802 - 1 pack of 12

To put these cute cookie boxes together, you'll need to bake a few cookies - 2 Dozen should fill up your 12 boxes. Use your favorite sugar cookie or shortbread recipe, or follow the two recipes included with your stamp set and stamp your cookies before baking. These images will be adorably sweet beyond the holiday season - perfect for a rockstar birthday or congratulations cookies, your graduate, any giftable occasion - weddings or showers, and the flower / snowflake can carry through winter into the summer months... You will get your use out of these!


Special Events Sweetly Pressed Cookie Stamps 126903
While your cookies are in progress, baking and cooling, pick two colors of icing to make - I'd go with white and red, but yellow and blue would be nice, or... well. Whatever you'd like!! Fill your 1/8" cellophane bags with icing, and seal up tightly with a good twist and fold of the top, secured with a bit of Bakers Twine. Once the cookies have cooled, create your bags of 2 cookies and twist and tie with Ribbon. You could create tags to go on the cookies, or a nice lable for the top of the box. Fill your Treat Cups with the sprinkles of your choice, and seal up with a 1 3/4" circle on the back, decorate with some Be of Good Cheer paper punched with the 2 3/8 scallop punch to get that scalloped edge like in the photo. Then, line your boxes using the Be of Good Cheer Designer paper, fill with your cookie kits, and you've got a dozen sweet giftables to pass out to your neighbors, kids at holiday dinner, or some deserving friends!

The cost of the consumable supplies breaks down to less than $5 per box, and you'd get to use these adorable cookie stamps over and over through the year! But hurry - the Online Extravaganza is only on for a few more days, then the cost of gift giving goes back up!

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Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Monday 11/19/2012 kicks off the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!! Mark your calendar, and get that wish list ready!!

www.MidnightCrafter.StampinUp.net  
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Crafters, it’s time to get techie! Boot up your desktop computer, lug out your laptop, nestle in with your notebook, or shop smart from anywhere with your smart phone. It doesn’t matter how you  get to the World Wide Web, just don’t miss The Online Extravaganza! Our biggest online sale of the year, with discounts of 20%-50% off select products, will be at the convenience of your fingertips November 19th-28th. No standing in lines or fighting crowds required!

Set a reminder so you don't miss the two doorbuster 24-hour sales on Monday the 19th and Wednesday the 28th! Each day, two different groups of favorite products will be on sale for only 24 hours. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this BIG deal - it’s CLEARLY a winner!


While you’re getting all technical, check out the new, FREE card-making app from Stampin’ Up! You
can create e-cards from templates or from scratch to send via email or to post on Facebook. Just
look for the app “Simply Sent” on iTunes or the App Store.
Now that's how crafters get techie!
Happy Crafting!
~angie
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Festive Friday Mixed Medley

Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining, please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

My Card(s) for this week:







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This week I made 4 cards... We're getting down to the wire!! Hahahaha...ahem...
The color combo is not showing in the best of light, but its Certainly Celery, with Marina Mist and Midnight Muse. The base is Certainly Celery Card Stock. I stamped the snowflake form the Mixed Medley Hostess set in Midnight Muse onto the Marina background, added an accent layer of Midnight Muse Card Stock, and the sentiment is a Certainly Celery layer with a 1-3/8" Circle Punch, the snowflake stamped again on the Marina Mist and punched with the coordinating 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, and the small Whisper White circle is stamped in Midnight Muse and hand trimmed. The accent ribbon is Certainly Celery, but a retired spool. The accent bling are Jewels Basic Rhinestones.
For some more cheery inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting,
~angie






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Holiday Helper 2012

Its Autumn.
We just had Halloween.
You're maybe thinking about Thanksgiving.
You are probably trying NOT to think of Christmas yet.
but....


It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holidays. Let’s face it, the holidays seem to appear earlier every year. They also have the uncanny knack of showing up when we are at our busiest. We have holiday gatherings and parties. We have places to go with the kids. Presents that need to be bought. So many things that just have to be done.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox? 12 days full of great holiday help. 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.




For Email Newsletters you can trust

Sign up for my newsletter, and I will also send you the 12-day Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every morning starting November 19th. Sign up for my monthly newsletter HERE before November 15th. Just add your name and your primary email address and click submit.

I'm here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your Holidays!

And, before you know it the holidays will be upon us and time will F L Y by and - BAM! 2013 will be here!! Create an account at my online store for easy ordering, and so I can send you spring catalogs including the FABULOUS Sale-a-bration catalog. Real paper catalogs, right to your door

You should know that my online store is available to order anytime day or night, and shipping is FAST! You know we ship anywhere in the US? And that you can even earn Hostess Rewards when your order is over $150.00?

Be one of the first to get the new Spring Catalogs - set up an account at my online store today:
www.MidnightCrafter.StampinUp.net


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Q&A Stampin' Up! Single Stamps

Stampin' Up! Single Stamps
 Q&A


Q: I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is offering single stamps, is that true?

Single Stamps

A: Yes! Customers and demonstrators around the world voted and the result was a trial release of a few favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps as single stamps! Here’s the scoop on single stamps:

Why Single Stamps:
Sometimes there is just one stamp in a set we use over and over again. Now you can easily sample a few stamps from a variety of stamp sets. Plus, these single stamps make great gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, teens – you get the idea – everyone! Now that’s a stocking stuffer I’d love to have in my stocking! Wouldn’t you?

What Stamps:
• Your choice of individual stamps from the Word Play, Seasonal Sayings, and Perfectly Penned stamp sets
• 7 select images from a variety of popular stamp sets
• 3 never before seen special release individual stamp images

Single Stamp Details:
• Clear-mount only, no wood-mount option
• Clear Blocks are not included, but the recommended block size is listed with the stamp on the flyer
• Single Stamps are packages individually in cellophane bags. Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (#119105) for storing your collection of single stamps can be purchased separately

Single Stamps are a pilot program, so contact me today to order your favorite single stamp images while they are available! Don’t forget to make your list and check it twice – single stamps will be a favorite gift!
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View Single Stamps at my Online Store, Click Here www.MidnightCrafter.StampinUp.net

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Your favorite 4 letter word: S A L E

Oh you are in for a treat!!

Monday October 29th will be a sweet S A L E on Stamps!!!

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells will be 15 percent off!!


This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
Background stamps
Personalized name stamps
Cookie press stamps
Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include
Hostess sets
Bundled stamp sets
Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Start making your list today by visitng my online store HERE!

Need MORE excitement for a Monday?!?!? Well, OK!!!!

AND---
Its also the kick off to Celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Week with FREE Digital Downloads, see more information HERE....

AND---
NEW Single Stamps have been added, JUST IN TIME to go on SALE Monday!!

WHEEEEEE!!!!!!!  I know, I am shouting. Must be the sugar rush.
( Reminder: Do not put out Halloween candy UNTIL Halloween! :-)
So, here are the Newly added Single Stamps: (You can check them out in my store HERE)





Happy Monday INDEED!!
Let me know if you have questions, I'm so excited to share these fabulous deals with you!
ENJOY!
~angie
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Jolly Jingles - Festive Friday

Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

My card this week is made with the lovely jumbo wheel stamp - Jolly Jingles #120864 - "the ultimate in merry making" with more than enough Christmas spirit to liven up my day! I stamped in Cherry Cobbler onto Very Vanilla card stock, then layered that onto a Cherry Cobbler cardstock on top of a Gumball Green strip of card stock. The card base is Crumb Cake. All very delicious sounding, yes? The Seasons Greetings sentiment is from that old failthful of mine, Snow Swirled #127799, stamped in Gumball Green on Very Vanilla, and layered over Gumball Green again using the beautiful Decorative Label punch #120907. Last but not least that little festive ribbon, corrdinating perfectly in Gumball Green, the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon #126848.
This card would be easy to make en masse for your holiday list, but also could be dressed up and blinged out to make a really one of a kind piece.

For some more cheery inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting,
~angie






P.S. If you are looking to start buying holiday stamps, make a list and check it twice... then hurry over to my online store Monday 10/29/12 for a SPOOK-tacular SALE on STAMPS!!!
15% off almost every set! You won't want to miss it!
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Single Stamps from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is trying out something new!
We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets:
Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings.
The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.





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PLEASE NOTE::
These stamps are available on any order type - email, phone, workshop, or online.


You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers or at the links to my online store above.

These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).

This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.

The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.

There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.

This offer is not available in Quebec.

Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

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Christmas Gift with Purchase

It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town!
Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Choose one of these OPTIONS:

#132260 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (Retail Value $55.85) SPECIAL PRICE $47.90

132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (Retail Value $44.85) SPECIAL PRIICE $38.90

132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes BUNDLE (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack ( Retail Value $70.85) SPECIAL PRICE $62.90

132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes BUNDLE (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (Retail Value $63.85) SPECIAL PRICE $55.90

FINE PRINT::
See those special item numbers above? You've got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.

You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the BUNDLE gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!

Any order type qualifies for this promotion call, email me, or purchase online.

This promotion has no limits - for every bundle you buy, you'll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!

If you want your free gift, you need to make sure you place your order before the following deadlines: Phone or Email: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 3:00 PM (PACIFIC TIME)
or Online: Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 10:00 PM (PACIFIC TIME)

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Q&A : Stampin' Up! Holiday Ornament

Stampin' Up! Holiday Ornament
 Q&A


Q: I love the ornament featured on the front of the Holiday catalog. How do I make it?

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

A: That ornament is all the rage in the stampin’ world! This month, you can receive the Festive Paper-Pericing Pack with our Christmas Gift Promotion. 

You’ll be surprised that you can create such a beautiful ornament from paper. It takes a bit of time, but is actually pretty simple to do. And makes a great gift.

Here’s how!

SUPPLIES:
• Ornament Keepsake stamp set (#128048 wood, #128051 clear)
• Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816)
• Big Shot (#113439)
• Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (#126966)
• Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (#126953)
• Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
• Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
• 1-3/8” Circle Punch (#119860)
• 3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (#127841)
• Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
• Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (#127555)
• Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577)
• Linen Thread (#104199)
• 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon or other ribbon for hanging ornament
• Rosette Die (#125594)
• Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper (#126901)
• Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)
• Bone Folder (#102300)
• Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options
Step 1: Stamp 20 of the larger ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. Stamp 20 of the small ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. Score 15 of each ornament in half from top to bottom using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Fold in half along the score line.

Step 2: Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere three of the scored ornaments together. Adhere one half of the first ornament lined up with one half of the next ornament and then do the same with the third ornament. Leave one half of the first and last ornaments un-glued. Repeat the steps until you have created 5 sets of the 3-ornament groupings in each ornament style. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the halves of the first and last ornaments in the 3-ornament grouping. Adhere to an un-scored ornament of the same style. Repeat for all 5 sets of each style.

Step 3: Punch a circle from scrap card stock using the 1-3/8” Circle Punch. Place the circle on the Silicone Craft Sheet. Add a line of hot glue around the edge of the circle. Position the necks of the larger Old Olive ornaments, flat side down, evenly around the circle. Press into the hot glue. Use the Bone Folder to avoid burning yourself. Nest the smaller ornaments with the larger ornaments.

To finish-up add Tulle Ribbon, linen thread and create a rosette to the center of the ornament with the clear button using hot glue.  Punch a hole for ribbon at the top. Optional: Add Dazzling Details Stampin’ Glitter or Champaign Shimmer Mist to add sparkle to the finished ornament.
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Holiday Stamp Camp Reservations

3 Dates in November for you to get some holiday crafting done! You'll make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, and one Gift Card holder. $25 Fee includes all supplies needed for 12 cards and gift card holder, envelopes for your cards, and light refreshments.

SPACE LIMITED TO 8 CAMPERS per session
You must purchase a reservation:

Date(s)
RSVP to each session you choose on Facebook and reserve your spot by selecting and purchasing the session or sessions you wish to attend.
Cards will vary slightly from session to session, sign up for multiple sessions and get those holiday cards DONE!
Card samples will be posted closer to the events.
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Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options
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Q: You have a lot of adhesives – how do I know which ones to use?

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

A: That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!

The Annual Catalog has 11 different adhesives listed on page 177. There is also a little blurb about each and I’ve included even more detail for you here:8 Most Popular Adhesives:
  1. SNAIL Adhesive (#104332) – The most versatile adhesive. Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, and other flat projects. Acid-free.
  2. Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) – A must have! Just a bit of dimension added by these double-sided foam pieces can make a project really pop!
  3. Glue Dots (#103683) – These strong little dots are ideal for adding buttons, bows, knotted ribbon, and other small embellishments. Acid-free.
  4. Sticky Strip (#104294) – The go-to adhesive for 3-D projects like boxes or projects that will be handled a lot. This super-sticky double-sided tape is a must-have!
  5. Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) – Great for adding embossed card stock layers without crushing the embossing, and is a fast and economical choice for putting together cards. Plus, this adhesive is permanent when used to adhere while it’s wet, or let it dry and it is a strong temporary adhesive like a super-sticky note.
  6. Anywhere Glue Sticks (2) (#104045) – This quick and economical adhesive is best on card stock or Designer Series Paper. It dries quickly, but isn’t quite as strong as SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Crystal Effects (#101055) – This super-glossy liquid makes a strong adhesive, but also creates a beautiful, lacquered look over images.
  8. 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) – With the small tip, this adhesive is applied much like using a marker, making it great for adding glitter to detailed areas. Like the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, the 2-Way Glue Pen is also permanent when used wet and a temporary adhesive when first allowed to dry.
Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

3 Specialty Adhesives:
  1. Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194) – Just like it says, this adhesive is best when used with fabric. It comes on a roll and can be cut with Big Shot dies. To use it, simply iron the adhesive onto the fabric, cut the fabric, peel off the backing, and then iron the fabric to your project. It’s machine washable, and the package includes instructions for your reference.
  2. Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805) – These adhesive sheets are ideal for creating your own self-adhesive die cuts or stickers using your precut shapes. With edge-to-edge coverage, this adhesive is great for projects where you want to be sure the edges don’t lift. Twelve sheets of 12” x 12” adhesive gives you a great value and a whole lot of adhesive to get creative with - it could become addictive! Instructions included for your reference. Acid-free.
  3. Shaker Frames (#124155) – These double-sided foam frames are 1/8” thick and are perfect for creating shaker cards. Simply select a Shaker Frame in your desired size, add it to your project, add a bit of glitter, small beads, etc., into the frame and then cover with Window Sheet. Each package includes 36 frames (6 each of 6 nested circle sizes), so you’ll have lots of creative options.
Stampin' Up! Adhesive OptionsThis is a great time to stock up on our most popular adhesives and get rewarded for doing so.  Purchase one of each of the top 8 adhesives and receive one free roll of ribbon. If you have the SNAIL dispenser already, get 2 refills instead.

Hopefully this list will keep you from being stuck when wondering which adhesive to use! If you have any questions or want more details on any of these adhesives, I am here to help!

Download our Flyer and Celebrate Back to 'Spool' in September!

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Festive Friday Northern Flurry

Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

My card this week is embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and stamped with a stamp from the Sincere Salutations (retired) set. The background paper is also some retired scrap. It made me feel cooler - even as we are basking in the 100+ degree heat here this week. I say that like its enjoyable, and mostly it is, but whooo-weee!! HOT!!


After I embossed the snowflakes, I went back and die cut with the Top Note die, added rounded corners to the other layers and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. The snowflakes do have a light brush of Bashful Blue over them, just to add some definition but I don't think its particularly noticeable in this photo.

For some more "cool" inspiration please continue on and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!



Happy Crafting,
~angie



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Q&A How To Get A Stampin' Up! Catalog

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Q: How can I get a catalog?

Sending Cards

A: With the release of the new Annual Catalog, stampers everywhere want to know the same thing! The great news is that there are many ways for you to get a catalog, see the great new products, and get creative inspiration!

Host
When you host a workshop, you receive a free Annual Catalog from me. Plus, you get to be among the first to see, use, and enjoy great new products from the Annual Catalog. Contact me today to set up your fun stamping party!

View Online
If you can’t wait for your copy of the Annual Catalog to arrive, you can view it online – anywhere, anytime access! Just visit my Stampin’ Up! website, go to the Products tab at the top, and select “Catalogs”. Or you can view the products by category or search for specific products in my store. From my Stampin’ Up! website, select the “Shop Now” button at the top right. Plus, you'll find that the Digital Designing products are available in my store as well.

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Contact me to find out even more ways that you can get your hands on the amazing new Annual Catalog. I just know you are going to love it! It is packed with great new products and just bursting with creative project samples to inspire you.
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Festive Friday Petals-a-plenty

Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

Todays Christmas card uses two embossing folders. I've layered Garden Green, Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue cardstock - the blue layer embossed with Northern Flurry 120902. Then atop the blue I layered an embossed piece of Whisper White (Petals-a-Plenty 116824) which I've sponged in Garden Green and used my blender pens with the Ridinghood Red to accent the "berries". A Crumb Cake star with a sparkly brad, and a retired sentiment on the Modern Lable Punch 119849 layered over a Riding Hood Red Oval, finish the card off.
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The texture is nice, I could probably accent the snowflakes or the tree with some Dazzling Details 124117, but as is these would be pretty easy to produce for the holiday list.
Inside I used another layer of Bashful Blue for the message area.


Thanks for stopping by! Please continue to add to your holiday inspiration and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!



Happy Crafting,
~angie



 
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Festive Friday Dashing Through the... Sand

Almost to the half-way point, how strange is it to say that?! But here we are in June already!
Welcome!
Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - and we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list (below for your convenience) and catch all the great projects posted by these talented ladies!

June has brought me into calmer territory than last months frantic fiascos and festivities, I hope - this week is not looking calm! I swear, if we could skip these spring months my life would be a bit more manageable! (kidding, totally kidding! ok, not totally...)

Today I share a card using a retired stamp. I love Dasher. So sad he is no longer in the catalog for you. The good news, they do have a stamp that is similar- with even a little extra fun added! (Check out Christmas Deer 128144 Wood /128146 Clear ) But this card had been made already, so you get to see this version. If I pick this as our card this year, I would definitely swap it out to the current stamp.

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Dasher and the Snowflakes from Snow Swirled are stamped in Sahara Sand, the center panel is actually very vanilla sponged with Sahara Sand and the strip behind it is an untouched Very Vanilla piece. The Ridinghood Red panel is punched with the Eyelet Border (retired) and accented with a retired scrap of ribbon. I added some dots of white with my Signo Gel Pen, you could bling it up a bit more with some Jewels - either the Basic Pearls or Basic Rhinestones would be pretty. 

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue to add to your holiday inspiration and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is The Robins Nest. Enjoy!!



Happy Crafting,
~angie



 
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Q&A Sending Cards

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Q: I love receiving cards in the mail. Any suggestions on how to remember to send cards for any occasion?

Sending Cards

A: That is a great question! We all love the art of making cards, but sometimes it’s hard for any of us to remember special occasions, write a note to a friend, or even let go of a favorite card! (Yeah, we’ve all been there!) We’ve all seen ideas that sounded great and then when you think about it you know it will fit in your life or you think to yourself sarcastically “yeah, that’ll happen”! So, I’ve got a suggestion that will work for planners and those whose schedules are loose. Here are a couple of tried-and-true tips that will put you at the top of the thoughtful friend list!

Plan a Moment
If you are a planner, you’ll love this tip. Plan a time into your schedule each week for writing cards. Now this doesn’t have to be a big event; even 15 minutes that you can take to reach out to those you care about is great. I recommend stamping a whole stack of cards - they don’t have to be specific to the person, and keeping them on hand so that you can quickly add a note and get it in the mail. As much as we love the art of stamping, the true magic comes when you share that connection with someone else. Start by checking your calendar to see who has birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. coming up. Next, take a few moments to reflect on your week. Who touched your life this week in a way that makes you grateful or who could use the pick-me-up of a thoughtful note? Now write a couple lines - it doesn’t have to be a lot for someone to know that you care.

Sending Cards

Grab a Moment
If the idea of planning a time to sit down makes you crazy, then don’t! Make a "to go" card center that you can use to write notes when you have a moment and the mood strikes you. Our clear-mount stamp cases are ideal. Just add a bit of your favorite Designer Series Paper under the cover and fill the case with a couple of cards, envelopes, a pen, and stamps. Now drop it in your purse or your car. Next time you are waiting for an appointment, sitting in the carpool line, hanging out at a kids sporting event, taking a lunch break at work, or whenever it is you have a minute, you can open your card case, write a quick note, add the address and stamp, and drop it into the mail. It is easy, fast, convenient, and a thoughtful way to make the most of those little moments.

Take a Photo
If you are like most stampers, you are afflicted with the “I can’t let it go” bug. You know the feeling - you love a card, want to remember a technique, plan to re-create more just like it, so you hold onto the card instead of sending it. Stop it! Cards are meant to be shared! But you can still keep the look, idea, and reminder by snapping a quick photo with your camera or cell phone. Save the photos in a file for card ideas or several files by stamp set, occasion, techniques, whatever it was that made you love the card. Now keep the photo and share the joy of the card by sending it and everyone wins!

Share the Magic
Unlike email that gets buried and forgotten, a hand-stamped card is a physical reminder to those that receive it that you thought of them, that you care, and that they are special. So hand-deliver or mail a card today. You’ll love the feeling you get from giving, and you’ll brighten someone’s day in a very special way.
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Festive Friday Vintage Wallpaper

Its another edition of Festive Friday!! Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list and catch all the great projects posted! The list is below for your convenience.

May Madness. That about sums it up for me. -- Mad...ness -- But its a nice break to get to sit down to the craft table and actually make something for me. Or, well, not for "me" I guess, but something that is not needed in the next 24 hours for some project I have piled on my overfilled plate this month. ;-) But I digress.

Festive Friday:
I used scraps for this one! Its a layer of Marina Mist that I ran through my Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and rounded the corners. Onto that, I've stacked some scraps from my Letters To Santa Quick Accents (these are from the paper ribbon sheet, very heavy weight and self-adhesive), in the form of the iconic Christmas tree. The trunk is just a scrap piece, and the star was punched from another scrap off the ribbon sheet. These would be hard to produce in quantity, but if you have enough scraps (what? you don't have a scrap drawer?!?) you could make quite the collection of unique cards to send out. Very similar to the stacked tower of "gifts" type card ( see those HERE ) but definitely more of a Christmas-only type style.

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Thanks for stopping by! Please continue to add to your holiday inspiration and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is CYNTHIA. Enjoy!!


Happy Crafting this Memorial Day weekend.
My heart gives thanks, and remembers those who have fallen in service to our country,
I hope you and yours will also.
~angie


They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford


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Festive Friday Merry Medallion

Merry May!

Thank you for joining me once again for Festive Friday! Terri Sproul hosts this lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we're making Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list and catch all the great projects posted! The list is below for your convenience.

May has started off with quite a bang for me, I am catching up on a super list of To-Do's and enjoying the last month of school with the kidlets before we head off to Summer Break. "Exhausting" doesn't even begin to describe my schedule these days! You may have heard the stamp I'm featuring today is on the Retired List. ((Big Sad Face - grab it before the end of May!)) I love the Medallion stamp. So, in fond farewell I have used it with a Non-retiring favorite, Snow Swirled, and created this card for you.

This is a little larger than my usual card size (4.25x5.5" aka A2) - this one is 5"x7" to allow more of the Medallion and the snowflakes from Snow Swirled to have their own space. I used a card base of Bashful Blue card stock, layering Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip under my stamped image in Night of Navy. The ribbos is retired, but a nice chunky Chocolate layered over a Night of Navy card stock strip. The images are stamped in Night of Navy Ink, and you'll just see the glisten of some Crystal Effects I sponged onto the center of the medallion.
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Merry Medallion

I had planned to add a sentiment, but the layering and stamped images seemed to do well on their own. (I must also mention that some mini-merry-makers in my house helped themselves to my Bling, and the crystal or pearl embellishments I had envisioned on here, were otherwise put to use decorating fairy drawings or an angry bird picture!! Whats a mom to do?)  I would add a holiday sentiment to the inside with my greetings, and its big enough that I could also slip a nice photo inside. Useful, these large cards are! 

Please continue to add to your holiday inspiration and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is CYNTHIA. Enjoy!!


Happy Crafting!
~angie
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Q&A Easy Paper Envelopes

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Q: Recently I saw a cute card with a small, patterned paper envelope on the front. How do you make those?

Paper Envelope Sample

A: Envelopes in a variety of sizes have become all the rage since the Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool was introduced recently. The Diagonal Plate makes creating envelopes a breeze – no more templates to trace and cut by hand! Hooray! Plus, envelopes are a great way to show off our beautiful double-sided Designer Series Paper without feeling guilty that we are covering up one of the patterns! While the Diagonal Plate comes with instructions and measurements to make four popular envelope sizes, one of my favorites is the small envelope for love notes!

Here’s how you can make the 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” envelopes to hold 3” x 3” love notes:

Envelope Pattern
Step 1: Cut a 5” x 5” piece of Designer Series Paper or card stock. Place the Diagonal Plate on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Place the paper on the Diagonal Plate. Score the first side at 2-1/4”. Rotate the paper 1/4 turn or 90 degrees. Score at 2-1/4” again. Repeat until all four sides are scored.

Step 2: Fold and crease all four score lines. Use a Bone Folder for crisp folds. Use Paper Snips or Square Punch to cut out the triangular scored sections.





Step 3: Fold in two side flaps to create the sides of the mini envelope. Add SNAIL, Sticky Strip, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the very edge of the bottom flap. Fold that flap up over the side flaps and adhere. The envelope is now complete!



You can add the envelope to the front of a card or a scrapbook page. Or use it to hand deliver a special little love note. You can use adhesive to close the top flap, tuck the flap inside the envelope, or use a button or brad and a bit of Baker’s Twine to create a fastener.

Have fun discovering all of the fun envelopes and envelope projects you can create with the Diagonal Plate!
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Festive Friday Stained Mosaic

Come on, say it with me: WAHOOO! ITS FRIDAY!!!

Thank you for joining me once again for Festive Friday, Terri Sproul's lovely blog hop every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, as we make Christmas Cards! If you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning of the blog list and catch all the great projects posted! The list is below for your convenience.

Earth Day has just passed, and I hope you did something good for our planet to celebrate. If you haven't yet, or are looking for more you can do, I found a great technique for you!! Its called Stained Mosaic, and its done using up all those rubber bits you have left from around your stamps! Recycling!! Into a useful new tool for your stamping arsenal.

I know you'll be excited to try this - on your Christmas cards and everything else...

Stained Mosaic - Beautiful Season from  My Digital Studio (Digi-Stamp)

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If you'd like to see how I made this card, please continue on down the page. And please continue to add to your inspiration and visit all the lovely blogs participating in this Festive Friday blog hop!
Next on the path is CYNTHIA. Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting!
~angie






And so, if you are still with me :
I pulled out one of those leftover stamp surrounds, the rubber around my die-cut stamp set, and set to work snipping it into pieces. So excited to find another use for these pieces, I've quite a collection of them - I just KNEW there would be some cool thing one could do with them! I puzzled the pieces into a rectangle roughly the size of my image. Warning: this takes A WHILE. 
Use a block - wood or clear - that you DON'T WANT anymore

Also, I used my adhesive backed rubber and mounted it onto a clear block that was part of the kids stamping stuff (shhhh! I know, but its probably from the dollar bin or some such...) I will make another one because, though I do like how it came out, I would prefer to try again with smaller gaps between the pieces. I think I would get better detail in my image with less "grout" space. 

I selected my image in My Digital Studio and sized it to my desired dimensions (here, 3"x4"-ish), and then printed it out onto Whisper White cardstock on my printer at home. I colored it using my Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green ink pads with my Blender Pen. I used the bird on holly from Beautiful Season - available this catalog (AND next!) as a wood, clear, or digital stamp set.

Blender Pens - a whole set of markers in one pen
Once colored, I then inked up my homemade Mosaic Stamp with VersaMark and stamped it right over the top of my image. I quickly heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. It was so pretty and shiny... Then I ruined it, per tutorial instructions by smearing my Basic Black ink pad over the top of it all:


Messy Magic
Fun, but sad - I was proud of my coloring!! I must say it was pretty fun though, definitely one of those messy and neat techniques. After buffing it out, I trimmed and mounted it on a layer of Garden Green, and completed my card.


I highly recommend you follow the complete step by step tutorial over at Splitcoast, this is an easy and beautiful way to create a mosaic effect.


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These products make color coordination a snap! We provide many products in our exclusive colors, so you can easily coordinate card stock, ink, ribbon, patterned paper, buttons, brads, glitter, hardware and more.


Scrapbookers want their pages to last, so the Stampin' Memories line of products was created with them in mind. Stampin' Up! card stock is acid and lignin free, so it won't damage pictures. And these albums and page protectors are also perfectly safe for storing your priceless photographs. Not only that, but Stampin' Up! Craft ink is a thicker, longer-lasting pigment that works wonderfully in scrapbooks. Look for the 'SM' mark next to Stampin' Memories products in the catalog.

Stampin' Up! 12" x 12" Designer Series papers feature exclusive patterns printed on both sides. They coordinate beautifully with our card stock, ink, and accessories; plus, they can be trimmed to be used in any size scrapbook. They are also acid and lignin free.

Simply Scrappin' Kits make scrapbooking a cinch! They come complete with coordinating self-adhesive die cuts, patterned paper, and card stock. Your scrapbookers will love how easily their pages come together with these kits.

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Festive Fridays Serene Snowflake

Welcome once again to Festive Friday! We're posting every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month as we make Christmas Cards! Terri Sproul hosts this lovely hop, so if you're just joining please be sure to start at the beginning and catch all the great projects posted! The list is below for you're convenience!

This time I'm sharing a simple little card, using the Mixed Bunch snowflake stamp with the Blossom Punch, and some of the sweet Basic Pearls along the Scallop Trim Border. I used Island Indigo Card Stock and Ink, with Whisper White Cardstock. The sentiment is from Season Of Joy.



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Please continue to add to your inspiration as you hop along with us, and visit all the lovely blogs participating!
Next on the path is CYNTHIA. Enjoy!!
Wishing you a very Lucky and Festive Friday the 13th,
Happy Crafting!
~angie



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