Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Calendars October and November

Here are two examples of my 2018 calendars.  Why is December missing?  It doesn't have any Stampin' Up! stamping on it - only some specialty cardstock as part of the layout.

For October, I had to use Spooky Cat!  This was a fantastic stamp set available until January, 2018.  It had so many elements in it - and I'm not that much of a Halloween fan.
 I used a technique that's all the rage right now - the Eclipse technique.  Stamp one or more images on a piece of cardstock.  Use the Large Letters dies to cut out your word, and then cut black letters (2 or 3) to give some definition to the letters.
 I've seen this Eclipse technique used with names, and sentiments.  It can be used for just about anything! 

November features a paper pumpkin shaker card.  It was Mom's idea to use for this calendar, so I ordered enough sets and cut them down to fit the calendar base.  It turned out better than we both expected!

Here you can see a close-up of the shaker with the sequins behind the leaves. 




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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Missing January Club Card

Here it is!
This card features the roses stamp from the current Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog in the Petals Palette stamp set.  There are also die cuts that work with this set.  My focus for today's Thank You card was to keep it simple and clean.

I had the ladies use Real Red, and Emerald Envy with the Aquapainters - I demonstrated how to get the variation in color using just one ink pad to add color to the flowers and leaves.

The stamp Thank You comes from the set One Big Meaning.  It's a favorite of mine. 



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Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 Card Club - January

Today is our FIRST meeting of our Card Club for 2018.  We're adding two new members today!  It's very exciting!  The more the merrier!

This year, we meet the 2nd Saturday of each alternating month.  I've told the ladies we will make at LEAST 3 cards - one Happy Birthday card, one Thank You card, and one Christmas card.  As usual, I already have one bonus card planned.  These are usually very quick to make. 

Here is our Happy Birthday card.  I'm teaching a technique using the Large Letter framelits.  The color choice is totally yours - pick a theme!  I used other colors and letters with this for Rozella's birthday card a few posts ago.
 Here is our Christmas card for today.  This card also has lots of options!  It doesn't have to be a Christmas card.  Just switch out the DSP and base colors.  Add a different sentiment and you've got a fantastic card for any occasion!
  Here's our bonus card.  I used my new toy the Scan and Cut 2 to cut the Panda.  That stamp set is in our Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I believe these are going to go FAST!  They will sell out quickly.  If you think they're cute... don't wait!

I have one card coming to show you.  I'm waiting on stamp set.  I HATE it when I lose stamp sets.  When it arrives, I'll complete the card and post it. 


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Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration is upon us again!  January to March is always exciting since there are 'gift' with purchase deals!

Below I've listed ALL the free items that are in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I'll tell you, the Party Pandas will go quickly!  I'm crazy about them as are lots of other demonstrators!  I know they will go quickly!  You don't want to say, "Oh, I'll wait until my next order."  They will be gone!
I'm interested to see what will show up for the 2nd round once these SAB items disappear. I love so many of these already!  This year there is a great selection of SAB items.

Some of the items this year are free with $100 purchase, and as always, most are available with $50 purchase.  You can do any combination depending on your order totals.

Level 1:  $50 item, Level 2:  $100 item

Two pictures for some of the items?  I'm showing both wood mount and clear mount stamps.  I usually get the wood mount on SAB items, so I'm showing the two choices available.



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