This weekend, I celebrated my team and their accomplishments. It's been an amazing year for the Stamping Bee Team. We've grown from just a handful to 20+ and we just keep growing. I mean, who wouldn't want a 20-25% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, all the time!
I also love to celebrate and spoil team accomplishments. Every month I have two team events. On the first Saturday of every month, I host a free 'stamp and play' date. This is a by special invite only event, held for my monthly top achievers. These are usually themed - October's was a Spooky Celebration and September's was Macaron Madness. I serve food and drinks and we do some fun stamping. On Saturday, I served Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix, played spooky music, and we made 3"x3" Spooky Cat note cards. We also had a really cool tutorial on how to use Blender Pens and Glossy White Cardstock. Then...for extra fun, we had a Mini Pizza Box decorating contest! What a lot of fun! No one wanted to go home.
Then, yesterday was myStamping Bee Team meeting. Normally, the two don't coincide, but this month they did. I put on a pot of spaghetti sauce and let it simmer all afternoon. We had a spaghetti dinner, complete with Rosie's homemade apple cake - yum! We had a little Stampin' Up! talk, mostly about the 3 specials that are going on right now:
After we swapped cards (my swap was the quilts using theQuilt Builder Framelits and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. (And the Painted Autumn paper is on Sale, too!), we got to stamping. I had something really special in store for everyone. No, not Halloween Cards. No Thanksgiving. And no, not Christmas. We got to play with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and Color Me Happy Project kit. These new products are only available to demonstrators right now, and only until October 15th! There isn't even a general release date scheduled yet, but I hope it's in time for Christmas! I think they'll be perfect stocking stuffer gifts!
We had a great time playing with the Stampin' Blends and I can't wait to share them with you! They'e going to take your stamping, crafting, and coloring to a whole new level! Want to get them before they're released to the general public? Come join my Stamping Bee team by October 15th and you can add the whole set in your starter kit order. And then, you'll not only qualify for the 20-25% Stampin' Up! discount, you'll also be part of an amazing and dynamic team of crafters and stampers who love what we do, and enjoy getting together and crafting and sharing with each other.
Base: Early Espresso, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored
at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: 5 1/4" x 4", Very Vanilla
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 3" x 3"
You'll also need some specific die cutting with the Big Shot and Quilt Builder Framelits.
Using Early Espresso, layer the quilt square into the empty square and run through the Big Shot. This will. Then, pop out all of the inner pieces; you won't need those.
Then, glue the outline onto Layer 3.
Next, cut three (3) of the quilt square. You'll pop out all of those pieces and then hand piece (glue) them into the empty frame you created above.
Allow all glue to dry completely. Then, run through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Remember to register for theSnowflake Sentiments Christmas Card Club. Registration is due October 15th. Class is October 28th @ 10 am or 2pm. Email me today to register!
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