Happy Tuesday! It's time to CASE the catalog. For those of you who are new to the stamping world, when we CASE, we "Copy And Share Everything". Of course, CASE-ing etiquette demands that we give credit to the original creator; it's simply the right thing to do.
I love to case the catalog. Why? Because there are so many great ideas in there. But sometimes, the designs can be just a bit intimidating for beginning stampers. This one, for instance, would be great for your avid stamper, someone who has been stamping for a while. It has lots of layers and check out that tone-on-tone background stamping on the card base. Whew! After designing my December Sweet & Simple Stamping Class last night, I needed something not quite as involved. So, I pared down some of the layers and created this card, featuring the Warm Hearted Hostess Stamp Set for the sentiment.
It uses the same design elements, but features a more #simplestamping approach. And I just love the photo realistic images from the All is Bright Designer Series Paper. It's so festive!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday173.
Making Memories November VIP Tutorial
Become a Making Memories VIP. As a special November thank you, receive a FREE Frosted Floral Notecard Tutorial with all purchases over $25. There's a total of 6 notecards plus this handy notecard holder. I know you're going to love it! Please use host code Q3PYRZY7 before you check out.
Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: All is Bright Designer Series Paper, 3" x 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Basic Black, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 3; Whisper White, 3 3/8" x 2 3/8"
Registration for both November Card Clubs ends Thursday, November 15. Email me today to reserve your place! (Personally, the Itty Bitty Santa is my favorite class I've designed this entire holiday season!
November Card Club - Itty Bitty Santa
November Christmas Card Club - Farmhouse Christmas
As you may know, I spent four days last week in Orlando with approximately 7,000 other demonstrators at the #StampinUp30 OnStage Convention. And while we were totally spoiled by Stampin' Up! (more on that later), one of the highlights of any OnStage is swapping with fellow demonstrators. On Saturday morning, I participated in an organized swap with the GoDivas Amazing Swappers.
Wondering what's involved with a swap? Do you remember exchanging Valentine's cards in elementary school? You carefully chose your Valentine design, carefully signed your name, and shared them with with your best friends. Then, there was the excitement of opening the envelopes and examining each card that was chosen just for you. That's how it feels to participate in a card swap.
Swaps occur in two different ways. First, there is the unorganized, or general swaps. Here, you trade with whoever is gathered with you. These usually happen while waiting for the doors of the convention center to open, or while walking around waiting for the presentation to begin.
Organized swaps are for a specific group of people and follow specific rules. It's usually preferred that you only use current Stampin' Up! products, and may ask that a certain number of layers, or only specific colors are used. Sometimes, there is a theme, such as birthday's or thank you cards. Organized swaps may be in person, like my monthly Stamping Bee Team Swaps or at conventions. They may also be done online.
Swaps are a great way to meet people. They're also great for getting new ideas or seeing new techniques. It's also a good way to increase your own personal card collection. In this case, I made 33 of this card, and after swapping, had 33 unique designs to come and share with you!
November Card Club
November Christmas Card Club
Last week, Starbucks announced they were giving away free re-usable red cups. Would you believe I went to 6 different stores looking for one, but they were all out! I will say, though that they got me. I mean, I found the most adorable holly demitasse cups that will be perfect for brewing espresso at home. Not that I ever brew espresso without making them into lattes, but the cups were sooooooo cute!
This year, Starbucks is doing different patterns of their holiday to go cups. So I thought, why not? Using the Coffee Cup Framelits to create a coffee cup with the Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper had me channeling my inner barista.
What other sets can you think of to repurpose for the holidays?
Base: Garden Green, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Gently Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper, 2" x 4", Banner Triple Punch
Layer 3: Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 4 & 5: Whisper White, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
November Card Club
November Christmas Card Club
Greetings from Orlando! I'm so excited to be here with all of my Stamping Friends. There are so many hugs, so much laughter, and yes, a few tears! The card swapping is rampant; it's hard to imagine so much creative talent in one place! I cannot wait to get my hands on the catalog and all the new stamps and beautiful spring papers!
I am so grateful for Stampin' Up! I never would have made the friends I have today had I never decided to become a demonstrator. You know, I never in a million years thought I'd be a demonstrator. In fact, I told my husband that I would never hold classes or go into direct sales. I really and truly only joined to get the discount! Because, who doesn't want to get the best deal possible on amazing quality crafting products?
I want you to get the best deal possible, too. When you join Stampin' Up!, you have a 20-25% discount on every single purchase. And on your first order, you get free shipping. Come on...that right there is worth its weight in stamps and ink!
If that weren't' the best part, as a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!, you get to order at least a whole month earlier than everyone else. So, all these new amazingly beautiful spring stamps could be your s in December, not in January. To me, that's the best part about it...well, that, and all the friendships and relationships I've made. These women and men are like family to me. The fact that we can craft together is that much better.
Come join my Stamping Bee Team...do it for the friendship; do it to order early; do it for the discount; do it to get free shipping; do it to build your own business...whatever your desire, I'll be here to support you. You don't need to build a business unless that's where your heart is. I just want to share this opportunity with you. Because you deserve the best that I - and Stampin' Up! - has to offer.
Have questions...email me. We're in this together!
Celebrate my Birthday Week!
They say diamond are a girl's best friend. This week, 11/5 - 11/12, all orders of $50 or more will receive a FREE pack of Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems!Simply place an order at my store and use host code PUQY4XD3 before you check out. Your Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems will ship to you later in November, along with a very special handmade thank you card from me.
In addition, you'll become part of my November VIP Group and recieve this FREE Frosted Floral Notecard Tutorial . There's a total of 6 notecards plus this handy notecard holder. I know you're going to love it! Please use host code Q3PYRZY7 before you check out.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Santa's Workshop, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 4: Basic Black, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, die cut with Coffee Cup Framelits
November's Card Club
November's Christmas Card Club
I'm dedicating today's RED CUP to my sister. Her red cup beverage of choice is peppermint hot cocoa. The Coffee Cafe and the candy cane paper from the Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper is just perfect for her special holiday beverage. She and I both fell in love with this paper and the Signs of Santa bundle when we were on the Alaska Incentive Trip last summer. Paired with a Stitched Circle Framelit from the All is Bright Designer Series Paper, and it looks almost good enough to eat.
Did you notice the cup sleeve? It's embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder to make make it extra cozy!
Base: Poppy Parade, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, Embossed with the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Layer 2: All is Bright Designer Series Paper Stitched Circle Framelit
Layer 3: Whisper White die cut with Coffee Cup Framelit
Layer 4: Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper
Layer 5: Garden Green, embossed with Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and die cut with Coffee Cup Framelit
Layer 6: Garden Green, Sprigs Punch
Layer 7: Poppy Parade, Scalloped Circle Framelit
Layer 8: Whisper White, Layering Circle Framelit
November Card Club
November Christmas Card Club
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