Last Card Class of 2018!

Yup, you read that right – my last card class of 2018 is approaching! I’m not going to hold any classes in December, so November is your last chance to craft with me, as well as your last chance to order from the fabulous holiday catalogue. Naturally, the theme for this month’s classes is “Spotlight on the Holiday Catalogue”! Here are some sneak peeks at what we’ll be working with this month.

I’ve been super keen on the new line of Distinktive stamps since last January, when Heartfelt Blooms was introduced as a Sale-a-Bration item. Distinktive stamps bring an amazing texture on your project, with detailed shading that bring the images to life. So one of the products I’m excited to showcase this month is Wishing You Well, a Distinktive set from the holiday catalogue.

This beautiful set allows you to create stunning cards without a lot of effort, and features images that will be useful all year round.

Speaking of year-round crafting, the Frosted Floral suite is also perfect for holidays and for the rest of the year! We’ll be using this gorgeous Specialty Designer Series Paper for one of our projects this month. This paper is “Specialty” because the designs are printed on shimmery, pearlized paper. It is STUNNING!

The Swirls and Curls embossing folder has made a big splash this season, and we’re going to pair it with shimmer paint to create a project with elegant shine.

The foil-edged cards and envelopes are products you might have missed in the catalogue, but in real life they are quite eye-catching, and will add a real “wow” factor to any project. You’ll get to try them out yourself at class this month!

If you want to see what else I’ve got in mind for this month, you’ll have to register for one of the workshops! I look forward to crafting with you!

 

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Sneak Peek: Snowflake Showcase Suite

  • Do you love holiday crafting?
  • Do you miss the retired Festive Flurry stamp set and co-ordinating thinlits?
  • Are you kicking yourself that you missed out on Stampin’ Up!’s last limited-time exclusive offer, Blended Seasons?
  • Do you get excited about unique specialty paper?
  • Are you tired of all these rhetorical questions? ;-)If you answered yes to any of the above, then check out the beautiful new Snowflake Showcase suite! Featuring two stamp sets, a huge collection of thinlit dies, sparkly snowflake embellishments, and 12 x 12″ sheets of white velvet paper, this suite is certainly something special!

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These products will be available November 1st-30th or while supplies last, so don’t delay! You can order 24/7 in my online store. Use hostess code DWSZZPT4 to get a free gift from me as well.

Happy Stampin’!

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24-Hour Stamp Sale Today!

October 23rd is Stampin’ Up!’s 30th birthday, and they want to celebrate by offering 15% off select stamp sets!

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Don’t wait – this sale ends at 11:00pm (PST) tonight, so head to my online store to order, or contact me. Don’t forget to use hostess code DWSZZPT4 to earn a free gift from me as well!

Happy Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

 

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RAK Cards

I’ve posted here before about the fabulous Random Act of Kindness card group I belong to on Facebook. Every month, the group hosts a virtual event, and members can choose whether or not to sign up. If you do sign up, you agree to send a handmade card to at least one of the other event attendees. Cards must use current Stampin’ Up! products and use the “encouragement” or “thinking of you” theme.

I love getting cards – and sometimes, lovely notes or letters – from stampers all over the world. Especially when the cards use products, techniques, or folds that I haven’t tried before – it can be really inspiring! I always display cards at my classes, and I try to choose cards made with products I don’t have, so that my attendees get a chance to see those products in action. I want to share some of these wonderful cards with you today!

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Hope you enjoy the slideshow! If these fabulous cards inspire you to order any of the products shown, you can shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Z-fold card

This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

(Note: If you prefer video tutorials, click here! If you prefer written tutorials, read on!)

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Score your cardstock at 2.75″ and 5.5″. Fold as below.

2

Attach your cardstock and DSP panels as below.

3

Embellish as desired.

4

It’s that easy! This card fits in a standard notecard envelope (5.75 x 4.5″) and best of all – unlike many fancy-fold cards – you can get two cardbases out of one piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, with no wastage. This might be why I’m obsessed with this fold right now …? I made about 130 of these on a recent weekend away! (I had cut all the cardstock and paper ahead of time, and assembled while relaxing in a hotel room watching Netflix with a dear friend on a girls’ getaway …. yep, that’s how we do it!!)

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Here are some more of the finished cards:

I’m even using this fold for my October workshops:

Nature Z fold

The October 15th workshop still has room! If you want to come and make this card, along with two other fun-fold cards, go to the “Upcoming Events” page and RSVP before the class is full!

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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World Cardmaking Day Sales!

World Cardmaking Day is this Saturday, October 6th. To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! has offered 10% discounts on a select list of products until October 7th. There are some amazing deals here, and with such a range of products – kits, stamp sets, specialty adhesives, cardstock, and paper supplies – you’re sure to find something you love! Don’t miss out on these great savings – they are only available through Sunday, October 7th!

The entire list is below, but I want to highlight a handful of items that I think are particularly tempting.

Around the Corner photopolymer stamp set – $18.00

around the corner

Lots of Happy Card Kit – $43.20

lots of happy

Petal Palette Stamp Set – $57.60 (wood) or $43.20 (clear)

palette

Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes – $7.88

narrow

Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes – $11.70

detailed

Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Dimensionals – $4.95

dimensional

Tear and Tape Adhesive – $8.55

tear and tape

Don’t forget to use hostess code JYDGQ7ZZ to get a free gift from me!

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PAGE
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$43.20
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8
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$43.20
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$48.00
$43.20
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119
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48
$27.00
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$26.00
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192
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193
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193
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213
$5.50
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213
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213
$9.50
$8.55

Did I leave your favourite product off my list? Comment and let me know!

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