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Happy St Patrick’s Day with I {Heart} Hearts

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Supplies:

Stamp Sets:

I {Heart} Hearts #117010 Wood Mount* or #118571 Clear Mount*

*2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue

#115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock:

#100730 Whisper White 8 1/2″ X 11″ 

#100702 Old Olive 8 1/2″ X 11″

Inks:

#102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Embellishments:

#114333 Button Latte

Black Thread

Tools:

#118870 Scallop Trim Corner Punch (2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue)

#114889 Scallop Oval Punch

#107305 Large Oval Punch

#102300 Bone Folder

#104332 SNAIL Adhesive

#104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

Update on Stampin’ Up! Haiti Relief

Once again, Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have shown
what Stampin′ Up! is all about by making a difference in the lives of
others. Worldwide, demonstrators sold 13,587 of the stamp sets that were
set aside for Haitian relief. From each of those sales, Stampin′ Up!
will donate $2 to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
That’s over $27,000 (US) donated to people who desperately need your
help. Congratulations!

Thank you all for your efforts!

In Canada you purchase the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set today and add to the total.

You can find I {Heart} Hearts on page 8 of the Occasions Mini Catalogue.

The order number for the Clear Mount Stamp Set is #118571 and the Wood Mount Stamp Set is #117010.

 

Stampin’ Up Supports the Haiti Relief Efforts

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I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set is one of my favorite sets in the new 2010 Occasion Mini Catalogue.

Now, I love it even more. Stampin' Up! is going to donate $2.00 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set to the American Red Cross Society.Wood Mounted I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set #117010Clear Mounted I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set #118571


Click here to get all of the details and join Stampin' Up! Haiti Relief Efforts

Happy Valentine’s Day! I {Heart} Hearts

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This is the card that I gave my Hubby for Valentine's Day

Project : Clear Mount Stamps – I {Heart} Hearts                                                  

               
STAMP SETS: 
I {Heart} Hearts Clear Mount #118571 2010 OCCASIONS MINI CATALOGUE
Well Scripted Clear Mount #118601 2010 OCCASIONS MINI CATALOGUE
CARD STOCK: 
Chocolate Chip 8 ½ “ X 11” #102128
Whisper White 8 ½ “ X 11” #100730
Pretty In Pink 8 ½ “ X 11” #100459   
INKS:
Classic Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Pad #100908
Classic Pretty In Pink Stampin’ Pad #101301
Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker #100071
EMBELLISHMENTS: 
5/8” Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon #109051   
TOOLS:
Bone Folder #102300
Stampin’ Mist Cleaner #102394
Stampin’ Scrub #102642
Paper Snips #103579
Color Spritzer Tool #107066   
ADHESIVES: 
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
Mini Glue Dots #103683   
TECHNIQUE: 
Using Clear Mount Stamps & Color Spritzer Tool   

DIRECTIONS:
1)    Cut the Chocolate Chip Card Stock to measure 5 ½” X 8 ½” Fold in half
        and use the Bone Folder to crease the card stock. The fold should be
        along the top of the card.
2)    Cut the Pretty in Pink Card Stock to measure 4” X 5 ¼”.
3)    Cut the Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3 ” X 3 ¼”.
4)    Stamp Dotted Line Heart slanted in the upper right hand corner
        of the Whisper White Card Stock using Classic Pretty in Pink 
        Stampin’ Pad
5)    Stamp Polka-Dotted Heart inside the Dotted Heart using Classic
        Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Pad
6)    Stamp “I love you much” towards the bottom left hand side of
        the Whisper White Card Stock using Classic Close To Cocoa
        Stampin’ Pad
7)    Cut the Close To Cocoa Card Stock to measure 3 ¼” X 3 ½”.
8)    Cut the Whisper White Card Stock to measure 1 ½” ” X 4”.
9)    Insert the Pretty In Pink Marker into the Color Spritzer
        Tool.BE CAREFUL not to damage the tip of the marker by
        inserting to far.Test the tool for intensity by using it
        on your Grid Paper. The farther that you hold the Color
        Spritzer Tool away from the card stock, the lighter
        the color. The closer that you hold the Color Spritzer
        Tool to the card stock the more intense the color will be.
        Always remove the marker after every use and pump the Color
        Spritzer Tool to remove any ink that may have got sucked up
        into the tip.
10)    Insert the Close to Cocoa Marker into the Color Spritzer Tool.
        Repeat the above process.
11)    Layer the Pretty in Pink Card Stock onto the Chocolate Chip
        Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive. Layer the speckled Whisper
        White Card Stock onto the Pretty in Pink Card Stock using SNAIL
        Adhesive. Layer the Close to Cocoa Card Stock onto the Pretty
        in Pink Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive. Layer the stamped Whisper
        White Card Stock onto the Close to Cocoa Card Stock using
        Stampin’ Dimensionals.
12)    Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon to measure 7”.
        Tie it in a knot and adhere it to the speckled piece of Whisper
        White Card Stock using Mini Glue Dots.

Tip Of The Week – Photocopy Labels

I love to open my order from Stampin' Up! What do you think is the first thing that I do with my new stamp set? You would think that I start stamping. No! I photocopy the label that comes with each stamp set.

Every stamp set comes with a clear plastic label . You adhere the label to the wooden block after you mount the stamp to identify the stamp. I can't tell you how many times I get several stamp sets out to make a card and I use different stamps from each set. When I am finished I want to put the stamps back in the correct case. I used to have to get the catalogue out to see which set the stamp belongs to.That has changed.

If you photocopy the sheet of labels (before you adhere to the blocks) and place the copy in the case, you will know exactly which stamps go in which case. This will save you time. That leaves you more time to stamp.

Card of the Week – Dasher

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Stamps:
•    Dasher  #116816
•    Delightful Decorations #116517
        (2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue)
Paper:
•    Bermuda Bay Card Stock #115317 8 ½” X 11”
•    Soft Suede Card Stock #115318  8 ½” X 11”
•    Shimmery White #101910 Card Stock 8 ½” X 11”
•    Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
     #116770 12” X 12” (2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue)
Inks:
•    Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad #115657
Accessories:
•    Snail Adhesive Permanent #104332
•    Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
•    ¾”  Circle Punch #107217
•    Eyelet Border Punch #113692
•    Whisper White Organza 5/8” Ribbon #114319
•    Paper Snips #103579
Comments:
A strip of Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
is hidden behind the Whisper White Organza 5/8” Ribbon

Click here if you would like to purcahse any of these supplies.

All You Need Is A Wish List And I Will Be Your Personal Elf

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Are you sick of getting things that you don't like or that doesn't fit. Are your loved ones stressing out about what to buy you. Both of you can relax. Don't be disappointed anymore on Christmas Day.

All you have to do is browse our jam packed 2009-2010 Ideas Book & Catalogue, 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue and Definitely Decorative Brochure at your leisure. Choose from our exclusive Stamp Sets and Products what you would like your Santa to bring you on December 25, 2009. Email Me for your copy of the Wish List

Fill out the Wish List and return it to me. I will take care of everything for you. I will be your Personal Elf. I will contact your Santa to find out what they would like to purchase for you. I will place the order in your name, so if you qualify for Hostess Benefits, YOU will receive them. If your order is more then $50.00 (before Shipping & Handling &Taxes) you will receive the appropriate number of punches on your Customer Appreciation Card. Also, for a small fee I will wrap your presents.

It is as easy as that. It will be taken care of so your Santa can relax and maybe help you with your list of of things to do.

Tip of the Week – Crystal Effects

Do you want to know how to affix one of the Sizzlits Snowflakes to a card front.


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When you punch out a Sizzlits Snowflake Set #2 (#113449) using the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (#113439), the snowflakes are very intricate and detailed. The centers are very small and someone asked me how you would affix them to a card. You can use a brad. The color would depend on the color of the card stock that you punched them out.

You can also use is a small dab of Crystal Effects (#101055). Crystal Effects works great as an adhesive to attach buttons and other heavier embellishments.

You can create amazing 3-D effect by applying a thick amount of Crystal Effects to a stamped image. You would color the image before you apply the Crystal Effects. It will dry completely within an hour, depending on how thick it is applied. It will leave a high-gloss, raised lacquered look.

Who knew what all was contained in this little bottle and about all of its uses.

Click here to "SHOP NOW" and purchase Crystal Effects


Card of the Week – Berry Christmas

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Stamps:

Berry Christmas #116509 (2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue)

Paper:

Whisper White Card Stock 8 ½” X 11” #100730

Real Red Card Stock 8½” X 11” #102482

Handsome Hunter Card Stock 8½” X 11” #105122

Chocolate Chip Card Stock 8½” X 11” #102128

Inks:

Classic Real Red Stampin’ Pad #103133

Classic Handsome Hunter Stampin’ Pad #105215

Accessories:

SNAIL Adhesive #104332

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Ticket Corner Punch #107214

Real Red ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon #109034

Tip of the Week – Inspiration Is Everywhere.

Finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Some lucky people can look at a blank card front or scrapbook page and know exactly what they are going to do. If you are like me it takes a little more effort to find inspiration.

Where can you look to find ideas to make a scrapbook layout fun? You don't know where to look for inspiration, it can seem like a difficult thing to find. All you have to do is look around you. Inspiration is everywhere. Take a look around the room that you are in. What catches your eye and makes you stop and notice it. Do you see an interesting pattern, shapes, or color combination? Why not allow those everyday images and patterns to help you create something to treasure? Now consider how you can take appealing aspects of almost anything and transfer it to your scrapbook page or card front.

Two of the best rooms in the house to start is in the Kitchen and Bathroom. Just think of all the products that contained in those 2 rooms. Companies spend a lot of money on packaging. They spend a lot of time on the details of placement of their product, the color combination and how to use shapes and designs to focus your attention. All of the work is done for you. Where they place a photo of their product, you place a stamped image or a personal photo. If they use a color combination that you like, with all of the colors Stampin' Up! offers, you can use a similar color combination. You can also include shapes such as circles, squares, rectangles or any punched shape. Where they put wording about the product, you can stamp a saying or include a journal entry.

Just because your page is an inspiration, that doesn't means that it has to be an exact match. You can change it by adding elements to create something that reflects your style. This may mean that you add an embellishment or ribbon.

No matter what you do, always experiment and have fun with your projects.