Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Adorable Gift Card Holder and (BIG NEWS!)

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At our Team Meeting on Monday Night, we made this adorable gift card holder.  I just LOVE the brick wall embossing folder!  Thank you Lorri for a fun evening and stretching our creativity!



Recipe:
Blackberry Bliss:  8 1/2" x 4 1/4" - Score at 3", 3 1/4", 6 1/4" and 6 1/2"
Bermuda Bay:  4" x 2 3/4"
Blackberry Bliss Pockets (cut three):  3" x 2 1/4"
Punch along the 3" side with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Delightful Dijon:  2" Circle Punch
Bohemian DSP: 1" x 2 5/8" - punch with Triple Banner Punch
Stamp Set:  You're Sublime
Stampin' Write Markers:  Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon


This is a tri-fold card that will also hold three gift cards.  If you wonder why would you need to give three gift cards, how about this for an example?  At our office, when there is a birthday, we collect donations for gifts.  A lot of times, the best gift is gift cards.  We usually end up buying more than one and this would be the perfect way to give multiples.

Inside I decorated the pockets with Bohemian Designer Washi Tape.  At our meeting, this was left undecorated so we could personalize this area however we wanted.



When scoring, there's a bit of a gap so the card folds nicely when filled.



Thank you for looking in today and being loyal to checking my blog each day.  Please feel free to leave comments.  I love hearing from you.

Remember - today is the last day to sign up and receive two free stamp sets.  Hobby Demo's welcome!

~ Donna


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Happenings with Note Tag Trick

I saw this awesome trick done by Dawn Olchefske, who learned it from someone else, etc., etc.,  It's so great that we Stampin' Up Demonstrators love to share new tips and trick with each other and then we can share them with you!

Samples and instructions how to make this note tag window at the bottom of this post.


Recipe for these two cards.  

Base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4"  (Old Olive / Calypso Coral)
Embossed layer:  5 1/4" x 4" (Calypso Coral / Old Olive)
DSP - punched layer - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" square
Mat behind DSP - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square (stamp through the window)

Stamp from Happy Happenings
DSP - Pretty Petals Stack
Ink:  Calypso Coral






How to make a window with the Note Card Punch
  • Two punch window (sample #2 below)
    • Start with 3-1/4" square piece of paper
    • Push paper all the way into the punch and center side to side, punch
    • Turn paper around 180 degrees and punch again
  • Three punch window (sample #3 below)
    • Continue by turning paper 90 degrees
    • Push paper all the way into the punch and center side to side, punch
  • Four punch window (sample #4 below)
    • Continue by turning paper 180 degrees and punch again


Thank you for looking in today.  Tonight is our weSTAMP Team meeting - so I'll be sharing my swap card with you later this week.

Happy Monday!

~ Donna


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Happenings in a Garden of Bloom

I just love this Garden in Bloom set.  Today I've used them without the "inside" stamp and I think it's just simply beautiful!  I made two cards with different measurements.


First Card Recipe:

Crushed Curry Base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White:  5 1/4" x 4"
Crushed Curry:  4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Whisper White:  4 1/4" x 3"



Inside:
Whisper White:  5 1/4" x 4"
Cherry Cobbler Strip:  5 1/4" x 1"
Whisper White Strip:  5 1/4" x 3/4"



Second Card Recipe :

Crushed Curry Base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White:  5 1/4" x 4"
Crushed Curry:  4" x 3"
Whisper White:  3 3/4" x 2 3/4"




Inside:
Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Cherry Cobbler Strip:  4" x 1"
Whisper White Strip:  4" x 3/4"


Don't forget a little envelope love too!  I placed a post-it note over the front of the envelope so that I could easily stamp "off" the edge and then remove the post-it for a clean envelope.

I even added a little love to the front of the envelope.



Thank you for looking in today.  May you have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Choose Two FREE Stamp Sets! Ends June 30th

There are only a few days left to take advantage and choose 2 FREE STAMP SETS when you join my Stamps Well With Others Team.
Sign up to be a demonstrator by June 30th and you can choose ANY TWO sets from the brand new catalog!  I welcome Hobby Demo's as well as those who want to stamp and share with their friends to earn a little extra cash (to buy more stamps, of course!)
Click HERE to Join Now or Contact me for details!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Workshop Thank You's June 2015

Yesterday's card was so pretty, I just had to continue the theme for today's Customer Thank You notes.  I love making these little 3" x 3" notes for my customers.  They are fun, fast and pretty!


I started with a 6" x 3" Whisper White piece of card stock, then a square 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" of Melon Mambo and then DSP 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

Next, Linen Thread wrapped around one end and tied in a small bow.  Stamp "A Little Thanks" from One Big Meaning and punched it out with the Scalloped Oval punch.



Just a quick post today since it's nearly midnight again and past bedtime again!  It was totally worth it though to be later tonight.  I had a wonderful dinner with my best friend from high school having some catch-up time.  Time passes by way too quickly and we were way past due for some time to visit.

Thank you for looking in.  Be sure to check out the great deals this week on our weekly deals!

~ Donna



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

English Garden in Bloom

As promised, here are some more cards using the beautiful English Garden DSP.  The basic idea for this card comes from Connie Collins.  Thank you Connie!  Her card uses Blackberry Bliss and a scalloped edge which is very pretty.

I chose to use Melon Mambo for my mat color and I didn't use a scalloped edge or stitches.  This card is going to be another one of my favorites!


Even the inside is decorated.  I must remember to do this more often.  I love having the inside looking beautiful too!



Recipe:

Mossy Meadow - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Melon Mambo - 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Whisper White (inside) 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Sentiment Inside and Out:  Garden in Bloom
Ink:  Soft Suede for sponging the edges of the DSP and Circle
Mossy Meadow for Sentiments




Since I didn't want to do stitching, I made my own "stitch" with my Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  I only did this around the 2 1/2" Circle.


Remember, if you are reading this in an email (exactly how many of you are reading from an email?  I'm curious - post a comment and let me know, please?) - if you are, remember to go to my blog link below to see the "scrolling store" from "mystampin'blog" website.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Hump Day!

~ Donna

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekly Deals - June 23 - June 29th


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I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!

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