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Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry Bundle


Mary Polcin created this card for Founder's and there are many reason why I love it.  First I love Mary and her style.  She is the Queen of layers!!!  

This card is so beautiful, but I think there are fourteen layers, WOW is right, that is a lot of cutting. 

Another reason why I love it, IT IS BLUE!!!  And if that wasn't enough, it uses my favorite Stamp Bundle Festive Flurry with the beautiful Frosted Finishes Embellishments and the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

Oh yes I forgot to mention the Silver Glimmer Paper and the cardstock embossed with the embossing folder Petals-a-Plenty. 

Again all I can say is this is truly an over-the-top WOW Card Mary Polcin style.  Thanks Mary for sharing.


Hershey Nugget Snowmen


Are these the most adorable little snowmen or what?  So very simple to make with a Hershey Nugget and gloves from the Dollar Store.

I simply took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measured 1" x 3 1/4" and stamped with the stamp set Snow Day using the StazOn Ink and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink.  That's it.

You could put three of them in a little cellophane bag tie a cute little bow and you have a very fun party favor or just a little gift for some one special.

One pair of gloves makes 10 Nugget Snowmen and then you have a pair of Texting Gloves.  :)  What do you think?  Cute huh?



Quick Stamp Tip


Today's WOW Moment Video shows just a quick tip that makes a huge difference to your cards, using the Gold Foil Sheets found in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.

The Gold & Silver Foil Papers are beautiful on their own, but when you run it through an embossing folder it gives it so much more depth.

Next week I will share the card we did this week at Christmas Club Class, it was a huge hit using this technique with the Stylish Stripe Embossing Folder and the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set.

I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving today.  I am truly blessed to have you as customers, and to call so many of you dear friends.  Not many people have the blessing of loving what they do at their job, and be surrounded by so many wonderful caring people.  Thank you to each one of you.

Stampin' Up!'s Joyful Christmas Stamp Set

DEB VALDERThis card was created for Founder's Swap by a very dear friend Deb Valder.  She used the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set, one of the many stamp set that I like from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  She did the technique called Stained Crystal.  The technique is done on Stampin' Up! Window Sheets.  These sheets are clear and you stamp with StazOn Ink, which is a permanent ink.  On the side you stamped on, you will paint on Crystal Effects which is a milky liquid that dries clear.  In the Crystal Effects you will add ink refills to color it, as you can see Deb used Cherry Cobbler as her primary color.  After coloring it in, and while it is still wet, she added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Once the Crystal Effects dries it holds the glitter in place.  This card is so stunning in person.  I will have to think about dong a video with this technique.  Or maybe I will do it during my upcoming Stamps-in-the-Mail Program.  Watch for details about my Stamps-in-the-Mail Program that will be starting in January with new items from Stampin' Up!'s New Occasions Catalog.  This is a program where I mail all the supplies to do three different projects for three months.  It is for those that want to come to my stamp classes but live too far away.  Have you purchased from me within the last year?  If so, you should be receiving your Occasions Catalog in the mail mid-December, it has lots of fun new stamps and accessories in it.  If you have not purchased from me and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator let me know, and I will get a ctalog out to yu.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials

Nov263Love waking up on Tuesday Morning lately to the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  Stampin' Up! can continue celebrating their 25th Anniversary forever in my world.  I know that isn't going to happen, so I will enjoy these 25% Off Items for as long as they are available.  Don't miss out on getting the Floral Frames for only $20.21 or Peekaboo Frames for only $24.21this amazing prices only available for one week.  Plus if you order online you qualify for my Loyalty Points, details here, and I will be drawing for Hostess Benefits with all online orders through December 2.  A chance to earn Free Dollars to go shopping for you.  Stampin' Up! just announced we will be having a Cyber Monday 24-Hour Sale that will be announced on Dec. 1st.  So enjoy Thanksgiving and your family and come back to shop Cyber Monday with me.

Hershey Kiss Christmas Tree Video


For the next several weeks, as we prepare for Christmas, my weekly creative fold videos will be focusing on 3-D items that you can use as gifts or table favors.  Today's video is a 3-D project I did at my stamp retreats this fall, and it was a big hit.  The original idea was shared with me by Brenda Quintana.  It uses 9 Hershey Kisses and two chocolate nuggets.  Very simple to make with just a few score lines and cuts.  I will post the sizes of the cardstock below along with the score lines. The tree itself is made from a piece of cardstock 10" x 2".  I used Raspberry Ripple Cardstock and you score at 3 1/4", 6 1/2" & 9 3/4" horizontally.    Then you will score in half (1") vertically.   I used Multipurpose Glue to glue the vertically strip together.  This will form your tree and you will use some adhesive to fold together at the top.  To form the inserts that hold the 9 Hershey Kisses you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 2" x 11".  Take the long side horizontally and score at each 1" mark.  Then you will cut the 2" width vertically at the 1" mark.  One of these strips that is now 1" x 11" you will cut at the 4" mark, which will give you a 4" & 7" one inch strip and a 11" strip.  These three strips will form your triangle strips to hold your Hershey Kisses.  Id didn't use any glue to hold the kisses in it seemed tight enough to hold them in place, especially after you tie a ribbon around the tree.  I told a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock measuring 2" x 5 3/4" at score it long ways at the 1" x 2 3/8", 3 3/8" & 4 3/4" this forms your trunk for the tree that holds two Hershey Nuggets.  I used Sticky Strip to adhere the tree to the trunk base.  Hope you enjoy the next few weeks of creative folds.

Snow Day Stamp Set



Guess I have never given any thought to the fact some place don't have snow, so snowman are something they don't have.  WOW seems weird, as I have always lived in the snow belt.  Well Debbie Moczek from Florida came up with a clever idea she took the Snow Day Stamp Set and made it into a sand women using the crumb cake ink instead of white ink and the hat as a bra, a little grass skirt done with large oval punch and you have a warm weather snow/sand women.  Too clever.

Stampin' Up! Calm Christmas Stamp Set



I did this card as a make-n-take for my November workshops and it was a huge hit.  Kay Kalthoff shared this idea in her swap for Founders.  I think what everyone liked the most was that it used non-traditional Christmas Colors.  The Crumb Cake and Soft Suede are just soft peaceful colors.  The Stylish Stripes Textured Impression Embossing Folders adds great textured for the background and the Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon with the Very Vintage Designer Button give a great 3-D look. 

Quick Watercolor Tip


Color Me Christmas Stamp Set is a set that I usually do not purchase.  Why?  I just do not like to color, joke is "didn't like to color as a children, don't like to color as adult".  Put in this video, I show you a quick way to color using your acrylic stamp blocks and your blender pen.  Even I can color this way.  I talk about have samples in the thumbnail on the video.  Well that didn't happen so watch over the next week and I will be posting samples from the Color Me Christmas Stamp Set.