Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Customer Thank You Card

Today's post is a thank you card that I made for my customers a few months ago -- August to be exact -- I never got around to posting it though!


This card came together pretty quickly, which is a good thing when you have to make a lot of the same card.  The base is 5 1/2 x 7, scored at 3 1/2.  The Calypso Coral mat is 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, and the stamped cardstock is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.  The washi tape is from the retired Epic Day set.  The stamp sets I used are Number of Years (for the floral arrangement) and Circle of  Spring (for the sentiment).  I added some jewel rhinestones in the flower centers for a bit of bling.

So, how many of you have a large stash of washi tape????

Happy Stampin'
Anna


Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$7.00
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Circle Of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set
$16.00
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
131269
$4.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
$5.00

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Snowman Shaker Card - December Blogging Friends Blog Hop


It's the first of the month, so that means its time for a Blogging Friends Blog Hop, and I welcome you!

If you are new to the blog, we are a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators from all over the  country and Canada who share a love of paper crafting.  Our blog hop happens on the first day of each month, and the hops are always LOADED with great projects and inspiration.  If you are unfamiliar with blog hops, here's how they work:  You "hop" from one blog to the other by clickng on the image at the end of this post to continue on to the next blog which will take you directly there.  There is also a list of all the participants and their blog links so you can "hop" around in any order if you'd like.

If this is your first visit to my site - Welcome!  Be sure to subscribe using the box on the right side of your screen. You can subscribe either by email (you will get an email notification every time there is a new post), or you can subscribe by clicking on "follow".  If you have a moment, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.  I love hearing from everyone!

We are very fortunate this month to have a guest blogger joining us -- Brian King.  I am sure you will agree that his work is so creative and awesome!

This month's theme was "Anything Christmas".  I had a 31-Days of Christmas Cards,  I was a bit depleted of ideas.  So . . . I hit Pinterest and saw this adorable shaker card (Beth gives great instructions on how to put this card together).  I changed it up a tiny bit and came up with this shaker card. I just love the way the mica flakes move around -- just like a snow globe!


You can see the snow (mica flakes) a  bit better in this picture (sorry about the shadow!)






Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Window Sheets Base Material
$5.00
Brights Stampin' Write Markers
$29.00
Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
$29.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
$9.00
Jar Of Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer Stamp Set
$11.95
Everyday Jars Framelits Dies
$33.00
Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Mica Flakes Trio Pack
$9.00


My second project is one that I posted during my October Christmas card series, but since I received so many requests for directions, I decided to post a video on it.  You can see my original post for this project here  to see the supply list.



I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  To continue on to the next blog, simply click the icon below or click on any of the listed blogger names.

Happy Hoppin'!
Anna


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Get Ready to SAVE!

Stampin' Up! has just published it's much anticipated Black Friday Online Extravaganza. This special event only happens once a year, and you don't want to miss it! These specials run for an ENTIRE week -- from Monday, 11/21 through Monday, 11/28, with two flash sale days as well!  Savings on select items are up to 40%!

Details:
*  Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
* You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
* Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
* There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
* Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
* Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
* Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
* The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
* The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
* Some items are "while supplies last", so get them while they're available!

Click here for a downloadable flyer.  I've "snipped" the flyer below for you to browse as well.

If you will be placing an order, please use Hostess Code R3GQH2V9 for a chance to win free product!

Happy Shopping and Happy Stampin'!
Anna






Thursday, November 10, 2016

Monthly Inspiration - Here's to Cheers/Cheerful Tags Bundle


For this month’s inspiration projects, I decided to use the new Here’s to Cheers stamp set and coordinating Cheerful Tags Framelits.  This bundle isn’t really exciting, but boy is it a must-have.  How many of us go to someone’s home and bring a bottle of wine or a baked bread?  Lots, I’m sure!  Well, now you can present those items with a beautiful handmade tag.

I chose to make these Christmas tags, but they would be great for any occasion!


This month’s projects do not have instructions as they are quite obvious, but I have included a product list for each project.  The project page is available as a download at the end of the post.




 

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Product List

Here's To Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set [142101] $19.00
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies [141838] $31.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [102584] $8.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [102482] $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] $9.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad [126973] $6.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246] $5.00

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I think you'll agree this is a must-have bundle that will make any gift special!  Click here for a downloadable project sheet.

Happy Stampin'!
Anna

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lovin' these Ombre Ink Pads!

This is another card made using the new Ombre Ink Pads.  This one is so simple -- literally just a swipe of the inkpad and some embossing!


I simple swiped the black ombre ink pad across a piece of whisper white cardstock to get the cook background. The truck is from the Country Livin' set, and it is embossed with black embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings set and is mounted on strips of paper punched with the banner triple punch.



Product List
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
[109133]
$5.00

I'm So Excited . . .

I'm so excited to have one of my holiday cards included in an article on one of my favorite websites, www.scrapbook.com.  The article was a Top Ten of Holiday Cards, and I was No 8.  The talent displayed on scrapbook.com is just amazing, and I am so humbled to be among them!  Check out the article here.

This is the card they featured.  It was originally posted on my blog on October 15 as part of my 31 Days of Holiday Cards in October series.  See the original post here

I encourage you to check out scrapbook.com for some great inspiration!

Happy Stampin'!
Anna