It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate!!

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This is my absolute favorite time of the year!  Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and as an avid paper crafter I am always excited when I can get more for my stamping dollar. This year Stampin’ Up! went all out, not only can you choose from some awesome stamp sets, there is ribbon, Designer Series Paper, Kits, Thinlits, and a even a Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder!  And not only can you get a free item for every $50 you spend you can also choose a few offerings at the $100 level.  Such choices…where to start??

First up a new style stamp, photo realistic.  It is patent pending and makes such an impressive statement.

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For this card I used Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  The little pearls are colored using Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate blends.  Such an easy way to color coordinate all your projects!

How about something fun for a birthday?  Party Pandas is perfect!

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The fun bright colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo make this a card anyone would love!  The Melon Mambo balloon is created using the Balloon Bouquet punch then I added some Basic Black bakers twine for a cute little bow.  To give the balloon some dimension the edges were sponged using Melon Mambo ink then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For a quick and easy card try using Beautiful Peacock!

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The colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay go beautifully together, very peacock like don’t you think?  This card is done very clean & simple leaving a lot of white space and the set is photopolymer so lining up the peacock is a breeze!

Finally as I mentioned, Stampin’ Up! has added a few items that are available at the $100 level.  One of those is the Celebrate You Thinlits and they coordinate with the Amazing You set available at the $50 level.  If you have an order of $150 or more not only will you earn Stampin’ Rewards but you can get the set and coordinating thinlits for free!

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For this card I used the colors from the stunning Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper; Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and accents of Gold Foil.  I cut the “YOU” from Melon Mambo and “amazing” from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  The little heart was cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies using Calypso Coral.  I decided to pick up the gold accents and embossed “are simply” with gold embossing powder on Powder Pink cardstock.

The BIGGEST sale of the Stampin’ Up! year is almost over.  Did you take advantage and get your FREE stamps and accessories??  If you haven’t there is still time – the sale ends March 31, 2018.

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How do you take advantage of this awesome event??  It’s so easy!

Just click here for all the details!

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Happy Stamping!

~Jo

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

CPC December 2017 Bonus Project* – Eastern Beauty Purse & Card Set!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project was featured on December 17, 2017 and here is the next project for the December and it is by Christy Fulk.

This tutorial includes a purse that holds six cards and envelopes. The cards can be given to men and women alike. When the cards are gone, the purse can be used as a special gift bag. There are three card designs, each using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies in different ways. It doesn’t look like it, but only one ink pad was used to make everything! Make two of each card, and your purse is full. This would make a great product-based card class, too.

Eastern Beauty Purse & Card Set

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

*Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages, that include the month for which you would like the bonus. 

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

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As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #5 – Bloomin’ Love Window Box and Card!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project was featured on December 17, 2017 and here is the next project for the December and it is by Lauren Alarid.

You will absolutely love this window box and coordinating card! The adorable little box can be filled with all sorts of great things, perfect for classroom treats, baked goods, or even a gift for a loved one. This one-of-a-kind tutorial also includes simple-to-follow instructions on how to make a coordinating card. This card and box set features the beautifully versatile Window Box Dies, Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies, Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin’ Hearts Dies. These projects could be easily customized for any season/event.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #4 – Painted Harvest Dry Erase Board!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  Today’s featured project is mine.  The Painted Harvest set is one of my favorites it is so versatile and can be used for any season. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’re always trying to get organized this dry erase board just might be the answer!  This project features the versatile Painted Harvest Stamp Set and includes a little ribbon to keep the marker within easy reach.  The tutorial also includes a matching birthday card with a stamped envelope making this project a perfect gift for someone special.  The insert can be customized to your home colors or with the changing seasons, making this not only an organizational tool, but cute home décor.  This project is perfect for any level crafter and would make an excellent product based class.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #3 – Climbing Orchid Ensemble!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is the next project for the December and it is by Cindy Brumbaugh.

Using the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you will be making three cards with versatile sentiments like Thinking of You, Hello, and Enjoy Today to be used for sympathy, birthday, wedding, or keeping in touch. You will box up your ensemble in a decorated acetate card box. The layout of the cards allows for an economical use of the Designer Series Paper and a replicable design to make more cards with other stamp sets.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #2 – You’ve Been Tagged!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is the next project for the month and it is by Buffy Cooper.

How many times have you needed a gift tag or a bookmark or a quick embellishment for a card? Here’s your answer! With this tutorial, you’ll use the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to create a box full of tags – twelve, to be exact. You can add the tags to a gift box or bag, a card, a bottle of your favorite libation, or even use a tag as bookmark for those people who still read “real” books. This would make a fun stamp camp or product-based class.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #78!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is another awesome project for December!  This month’s card sketch is by Monika Davis.  See the sketch below and be sure to enter the contest!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

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If you would like to learn how to make any of the projects for this month, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!