Yesterday was my Making Christmas Bright Sweet & Simple Class. We had so much fun! I made homemade pumpkin bread (click here for recipe) and there was plenty of hot coffee, tea, or hot cocoa to help ward of a nice cool fall day. We made 8 cards, 2 each of four designs, all using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, which includes a fun stamp set and punch.
It's always fun welcoming new faces to class, and yesterday was no exception. And they came with a list of questions, everything from how do I know which Black Ink to use, what kind of classes and events do you have, and how do I join your team to get a great discount? I'll be tacking some of these questions this week on the blog because it's good to get answers to questions you might have, too!
First, let's look at the difference in the classes I offer. I offer a Sweet & Simple Class + a Monthly Card Club. Each of these focuses on just one stamp set. My Sweet & Simple Class focuses on Stamping Basics, with maybe one special technique, while my Card Club might have more design elements or advanced techniques. Both are offered in person in my studio or "To Go". To Go kits are shipped priority mail and include everything but the stamps, bundles, or ink. (Those are available for purchase as well).
During the holidays, I also offer a Christmas Card Club. For five months, August through December, it also meets on the last Saturday of the month at 2 pm. We make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs and it includes $25 in product along with everything you need to make the cards. Available in person or To Go, it's only $35 (plus priority shipping). If you stay in club all 5 months, there is a free stamp set waiting for you, too! And as an added bonus, when you join both the monthly card club and Christmas card club, each month there is a special free gift. Last month, dual club members received the cool new Take Your Pick Tool, and this month, they'll each get a Red Distressed Card Tin.
Registration for both clubs closes on the 15th of the month. That means, today is the last day to register for both theSincerely Santa Monthly Club and Timeless Tidings Christmas Card Club. There's still time. If you want to register today, simply email me and tell me which you prefer, and if you will attend in person or have me ship your kit to go.
This is one of the cards from my Sweet & Simple Class yesterday.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Call Me Clover, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Upcoming Events - Registration Closes Today!
The Stylish Christmas Stamp Set is more than just poinsettias and swirls. There are also some lovely sentiments, that are perfect throughout the holiday season. It's easy to capture the beauty of the holidays with a just a few punches and embossing folder, too. Add a little bling with the some Metallic Pearls and Silver Glimmer Paper, and let the festivities begin!
Speaking of festivities...last night was my Back to the 80s Stampin' Bingo! Twelve of us got together to celebrate Big Hair, Blue Eye Shadow, Bon Jovi, and of course, 30 years of Stampin' Up! goodness! In keeping with the theme, we had Dominoes pizza (that was new in the 80s!) and we went all the way with a box of Franzia White Zinfandel! There was a prize for the best dressed, with the winner receiving the very retro Free Cake stamp set! Other Bingo Prizes included, embossing folders, the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies, a full pack of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (this was featured in our Make-N-Takes!), the Darling Label Punch Box (also featured in our Make-N-Takes), and a $20 Gift Certificate for new Stampin' Up! products. We really did have a great time!
I had two people not show up last night. Their loss is your gain as I have TWO complete Make-N-Take Kits for sale. The cost is $30 and includes everything you need to make the 4 card below, including precut paper, Snail Adhesive, a full spool of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, a pack of Rhinestones, and a sheet of dimensionals. Priority shipping is included. (Sorry, I'm unable to ship you any pizza or wine!) Please email me if to claim your kit!
Base, Whisper White Thick, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Real Red, 5 1/* x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Simple Stripes Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Real Red, 4 1/4" x 1 1/2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 4: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, 4" x 1", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 5: Silver Glimmer Paper, 3 3/4" x 1/2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 6: Real Red, Punched with Starburst Punch
Layer 7: Whisper White, 2" Circle Punch
July 2018 - Register for Card Club y 7/15
I'm off to the vet with two sick pups this morning. I'm so thankful for all of you. Thank you for understanding. I'll write more later!
In the meantime...enjoy these flowers. I'm so glad I get to Share What I Love with all of you!
Two important things to remember...June 15th is the absolute last day to sign up for both the June Card Club - gorgeous! - and the 16-Card Extravaganza on the 23rd. I have just a few packets left for that one. Both are available in person or To Go. #CraftWhenYouWant Email me to register for one or both!
Can you believe another week has come and gone and we're already back to CASE-ing Tuesday? And this week's card is a loose interpretation of the CASE-ing Card. First of all, the one in the catalog was all cattywampus, and you know how much I like straight, predictable lines. Plus, I really, really, really wanted to use my new Tropical Chic bundle! This was one of my top 10 pics from the new catalog and I hadn't even gotten to play with it yet!
I'm waiting on my order of Designer Series Paper. It was supposed to be here yesterday, but the UPS man just waved at me as he drove by. I even had gone outside to greet him, but he delivered a new lawn mower to my next door neighbor and got in his truck and drove away. I was crushed!
Still, I just couldn't wait any longer to use the Tropical Thinlets. I grabbed a sheet of paper from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper and got to work. It certainly has a more subdued feel, but I really like it, and I hope you do, too.
Want to play along with CASE-ing Tuesday? Makeover the card (pictured below). 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 #CASEingtuesday151
Base: Soft Sea Foam, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, 4 1/4" x 3"
Layer 2: Fresh Fig, 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 3: Mint Macaron, 3" x 3"
Layers 4, 5, 6,: Crumb, Cake, Mint Macaron, and Soft Seafoam Tropical Thinlets Die Square, cut out with a Layering Square that's just slightly bigger than the Thinlets die.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
It's a Lovely Lipstick Monday Morning! After several days of heat & high humidity, there is a cool breeze in the air this morning and I'm happy to have the house opened up to get some fresh air. Air conditioning...a necessary evil. Can't live without it, but it just makes the house feels so claustrophobic. Don't tell...but I'm seriously counting down the days until fall!
However, summer does bring so many beautiful flowers. My roses are blooming all over and my front and back yards are covered in Lovely Lipstick blooms. Such a pretty and vibrant rosy red! so cheerful, even on the hottest of summer days.
Speaking of Varied Vases...
Junes's Sweet & Simple Sunday Card Class features the Varied Vases Bundle. And starting this month, we'll be making 8 cards instead of 4! So many of you are telling me you can't bear the thought of sending your cards, we'll make 2 cards of each design. This gives you one to keep and one to give away! I can't wait to share the gorgeous class with you. Please email me no later than Friday, June 8, to register.
Date: Sunday, June 10 (Register by June 8)
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: My Studio in Chapel Hill (Directions provided with RSVP) | Get your Full Kit "To Go"
Cost: Free with $20 purchase, (or $20 for Supplies) | To Go option please add $7 priority shipping
***Bring a friend and you both receive 10 FREE cards from my rack.
Base: Lovely Lipstick, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White: 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: In Color 2018–2020 Designer Series Paper
1. On Layer 2:
3. Adhere all layers to card and finish with 2 small pearls on the center flowers.
June 2018 - Annual Product Share Registration Closes June 2.
July 2018 - Get Ready for BINGO!!!
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