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Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate

 

gift-certificate

How many times have you opened your Christmas Gift and was disappointed at what you found? You nervously smile and say “thank You”. It is very awkward and all the you wish that they could read your mind and get you what you really want.

You don’t have to face another Christmas like this EVER AGAIN. A Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate is the answer.

Your love one can purchase a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me in any denomination and it is available just in time for the holidays.

The Gift Certificate is good towards the purchase of Catalogue Product or a Class Fee and it will never expire. It IS the perfect gift. This Gift Certificate is only redeemable by Nancy McDonald of Nancy Fancy Stamping and not Stampin’ Up! or another Demonstrators.

 

Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com or phone (902) 455-7259 to get a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate today

Envelope Punch Board #133774

 

You may have heard all of the buss about the new Envelope Punch Board #133774! Well it is here!

You can make an envelope in any of the 66 Sizes in imperial and metric measurements.

There is no more guessing at what size to cut the Designer Series Paper or Cardstock ~ all of the measurements are printed right on the Envelope Punch Board itself.

I know once you see it in action, you’ll want to get one. You can purchase one for only $24.95 (Canadian).

If you’re wondering, my arms haven’t got hairer and my voice deepen. This is a employee from Stampin’ Up! that is demonstrating the new Envelope Punch Board #133774. Mine is on the way so I couldn’t show it to you yet. I was so excited about it that I wanted you to see it as A.S.A.P. 

 

So check out the video from Stampin’ Up! and then contact me at (902) 455-7259 or email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com to purchase one today

 

 

How To Use The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps?

 

Have you every wondered how the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps work? Well wonder no more!

In this video I will demonstrate how to use the Heart from the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp Set.

The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps come in 2 sets ~ the Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #125152 and the Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps #127081. Both sets are found on page 40 of the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue.

 

4 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

 

It is the day before Valentine's Day and I have Love on the brain. There is not a lot of people out there that can say that they Love their job, but I can say it. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The following are my top 4 Reasons Why I Love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

1) The hours are very flexible. Stampin' Up! doesn't dictate what you work. You can choose the hours that you want to work and the number of hours that fits into your schedule.

2) I love to Rubber Stamp. I have been making Cards and Paper Crafting for 15 years and there is always something new and exciting to share. It never gets boring. One of my Favorite things to do is show someone how to make a Card for the first time. We get so excited when they do it. You can see the joy and pride on their face when they realize that they just make a Card. They have a sense of accomplishment and you help them do it.

3) You may think that I am biased, but I think that I have the best customers. They are truly friends of mine. It is a special sisterhood when you share what you love with people that get you and love it too.

4) I loved Stampin' Up! Products before I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Their Products are High Quality and they stand behind them. This gives me the confidence to represent a company that is going to stand behind me and their Products.

You can Join My Team for only $150.00 AND you will receive a FREE package of Designer Series Paper (Valued at $13.95 or less) OR a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012! But hurry because this offer expires Sat Mar 31, 2012.

Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com or phone me at (902) 455-7259 to get started


Q & A ~ My Stampin’ Write Markers Have Dried Out. Any Suggestions?

 

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052

Q: My Stampin' Write Markers aren't as juicy as they once were. Do you have any tips to bring them back?

A: The Stampin' Write Markers are hollow inside and that is were the ink is held. As you use your Stampin' Write Markers, you will use up the ink inside and eventually they won't be as wet when you use them. Use the following Storage Tips to prolong their use.

Storage Tips:
1) If you store your Stampin' Write Markers upright then the other tip doesn't have any ink. If that is the tip that you want to use, there won't be any ink, so it will appear that the Stampin' Write Marker has dried out. I suggest to store your Stampin' Write Markers laying down and not upright. If it has been upright, then lay it down before you use it and give the ink time to redistibute to both tips.
2) Don't store your Stampin' Write Markers in direct sunlight or by a heat source. This will prematurely dry them out.
3) Ensure that both of the caps are on tightly when not in use.

If these Storage Tips don't help, then you can always re-ink your Stampin' Write Markers using a few drops of Classic Stampin' Ink Refill of the same color. Gently pull out the Brush Tip of the Stampin' Write Markers and add a couple of drops of Classic Stampin' Ink Refill. Re-insert the Brush Tip and lay it down to redistribute the ink.

Email me at nancy@nancyfancystamping.com if you have any other questions that you would like me to answer

 

Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine’s Day ~ Card of the Week

 

CLOSED Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

OPEN Sweet Centers #116521 Valentine's Day ~ Card of the Week

 

I promised that I would show you a Card created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 and here it is. This is an "I Love You" Card created using the "Gate" Fold. It is very easy to score the 2 fold lines using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334. I suggest that you insert a Place Marker into the 2 3/4" slot. This will help you when you have to turn the Real Red Card Stock around and score it again. Any Sweetie would love to receive this Card on Valentine's Day.

SUPPLIES:
STAMP SET:
* Sweet Centers #116521
* Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370

CARD STOCK:
* Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #100730
* Real Red Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" #102482
* Red Glimmer Paper 12" x 12" #121790

INKS:
* Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads) #113439
* Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates #114512
* Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber #114615
* Standard Texturz Impressions Pad #114614
* Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052
* 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850
* Word Window Punch #119857
* Craft Scissors #108360
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332

NON STAMPIN' UP! ACCESSORY
* Post it Note

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut a piece of Real Red Card Stock to measure 4 1/4"" x 11". Place it on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and crease it at 2 3/4". Turn the Real Red Card Stock around and crease it again at 2 3/4". Fold these flaps over and crease them using the Bone Folder. There will be a crease on the left and the right hand sides.
2) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 4".
3) Assemble the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine "Sandwich"Multipurpose Platform (Tab#1), the Whisper White Card Stock on top of the Swirl Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate , Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber and Standard Texturz Impressions Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
4) Take this piece of Whisper White Card Stock and run all of the edges against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad. This will add a little color to the edges to help it stand out and not look so plain.
5) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to measure 2 1/2" x 4". Ink up the "I Love You" portion of the stamp from the Sweet Centers Stamp Set using a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. Huff on the stamp to moisten the ink and then stamp it on the Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Run the edge of the circle against the Classic Real Red Stampin' Pad.
6) Ink up the entire "I Love You" Stamp using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp in onto a Post it Note. Make sure that there is a portion of the image on the sticky part. Cut out the image using the Craft Scissors. This will make a mask of the image. Hold the mask against the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it out.
7) Ink up the "happy valentine's day" stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad and stamp it onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Punch it out using the Word Window Punch.
8) Adhere the 3" x 4" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Base using SNAIL Adhesive. You will only put Snail Adhesive on the back of the Left Hand Side. This will enable you to open your Card.
9) Adhere the Red Glimme
r Heart
the the Whisper White Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive.
10) Adhere the "I Love You" Whisper White Circle to the Red Glimmer Heart using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.
11) Adhere the "happy valentine's day" Whisper White Card Stock to the Card Front using 2 Stampin' Dimensionals.
12) Happy Valentine's Day!

Click on the Blue Highlighted links to see the details of these products or to purchase them on MY Stampin' Up! Website.


Q & A ~ Do You Have A Hand Made Sweet Idea For My Sweetie?

 

Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries

Q: With Valentine's Day right around the corner, do you have any ideas on how to make some Hand Made Sweets for my Sweetie?

A: I did a previous blog post on the perfect Hand Made Sweets ~ Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries.

Click here for all of the Valentine's Day Hand Made Chocolates and Dipped Strawberries Blog Post


 

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 Product Review

 

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334

Stampin' Up is constantly coming up with High Quality Products for their valued customers ~ Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 is no exception.

I have used other Scoring Tools and they came with a piece of plastic to score the paper and the measurements weren't easy to follow.

The Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 has scoring grooves every 1/8", so it will be easy to find whatever measurement you are looking for.

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 is made from durable plastic, with the dimensions of 15 1/8" x 13 1/4" x 1". The scoring area is large enough to accomendate a 12" x 12" piece of Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.

Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 comes with a ergonomic Stylus with a comfort grip and 2 different sized tips. The tips are made of refined steal that will become smoother as you use it. I suggest to play with the Stylus and try either sized tips with different pressure. You want a clean crisp line, but you don't want to press too hard that you go through the Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.

The Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 also comes with 3 Place Markers. These insert into slots on the Ruler (along the top). The Place Markers remind you of the measurement that you want to score. For example if you want to make a box and you want to score all four sides at the 1", you could insert a Place Marker at the 1" slot. As you turn the Card Stock and score the line and then turn the Card Stock again, you can quickly see were the 1" groove is. Stampin' Up! also sells a package of 6 extra Place Markers #125625.

There is even a Hidden Storage Section to keep the extra Place Markers from getting lost.

The bottom has nonmarking and nonskid feet so it won't move or mark the work area.

You can use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 to make the perfect scoring line, Cards with different folds, to add texture to any Card Stock or Designer Series Paper, create 3-D Boxes and Projects and much more… as the name suggests ~ Simply.

Check out the Valentine's Day Card of the Week Sample on Feb 11, 2012, I will be creating a Card using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334

Click here to purchase the Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334