Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thank You

If you don't know this about me already you will now.  I am literally OBSESSED with Pinterest.  I just LOVE all of the ideas that you can get from it.  I saw this card on Pinterest and knew I had to case it!  Coolest thing about Pinterest is that most pictures will take you to the blog post for more details about the project.  If you aren't on Pinterest you need to be!  You can follow my boards by clicking on the Pinterest button on my sidebar.

I had a lady place an order through my online store so I wanted to send her a thank you card.  I just happened to be on Pinterest and saw this card by Lynn Weiss.  I didn't have the same colors that she used so I adapted it to fit my supplies.  This picture just doesn't do the Tempting Turquoise justice though.

Here are the supplies to make this card:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake base 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and scraps for circle punches and rectangle
                    Tempting Turquoise 4" x 5-1/4"
                    Early Espresso scrap for circle punches
                    Very Vanilla scrap for circle punches

Stamp Set: Just Believe Clear #120453 $25.95 Wood #116948 $33.95
 Just Believe - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Ink: Tempting Turquoise
        Crumb Cake

Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Crumb Cake
                     Basic Pearls
          Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Essentials pack to create punched border around card
                     1-1/4" Circle Punch
                     1-3/8" Circle Punch
                     Paper Snips to cut out "thank you" rectangle
    Adhesive: Snail

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Calling All Teachers!

Forget the apples, we’ve got a WAY better back-to-school gift for you!  Stampin' Up! has discs of the original version of the My Digital Studio software (a $79.95 US/$99.95 CAN value) that they’re giving away to teachers or other school staff for FREE!

My Digital Studio is a great education solution. Use it to:
  • Create bulletin board d├ęcor
  • Make certificates and awards for student achievement
  • Make birthday cards for students like this one below that I created:
  • Create parent flyers or newsletters
  • Create a photobook of a special class activity, or an overview of the whole year
  • And more!

Once you receive the software discs, let's schedule a time to get together for a brief overview of the program where I can show you some of the ways you can use it.

Please Note:
Donations will be met on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.
Stampin' Up! will follow-up with the schools to see how they are using the software and may contact them for stories about the usage.
This offer is only available in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

If you are interested, please contact me to receive the request form through email where you simply fill out then email back to Stampin' Up!  So easy and it's a great software to help make your teaching jobs easier.  I think this is one of the best promotions we have EVER done!  Don't miss out because I'm sure the discs won't last long.


Monday, September 10, 2012

September Q & A

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options
Q: You have a lot of adhesives – how do I know which ones to use?

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

A: That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!

The Annual Catalog has 11 different adhesives listed on page 177. There is also a little blurb about each and I’ve included even more detail for you here:
8 Most Popular Adhesives:
  1. SNAIL Adhesive (#104332) – The most versatile adhesive. Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, and other flat projects. Acid-free.
  2. Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) – A must have! Just a bit of dimension added by these double-sided foam pieces can make a project really pop!
  3. Glue Dots (#103683) – These strong little dots are ideal for adding buttons, bows, knotted ribbon, and other small embellishments. Acid-free.
  4. Sticky Strip (#104294) – The go-to adhesive for 3-D projects like boxes or projects that will be handled a lot. This super-sticky double-sided tape is a must-have!
  5. Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) – Great for adding embossed card stock layers without crushing the embossing, and is a fast and economical choice for putting together cards. Plus, this adhesive is permanent when used to adhere while it’s wet, or let it dry and it is a strong temporary adhesive like a super-sticky note.
  6. Anywhere Glue Sticks (2) (#104045) – This quick and economical adhesive is best on card stock or Designer Series Paper. It dries quickly, but isn’t quite as strong as SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Crystal Effects (#101055) – This super-glossy liquid make a strong adhesive, but also creates a beautiful, lacquered look over images.
  8. 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) – With the small tip, this adhesive is applied much like using a marker, making it great for adding glitter to detailed areas. Like the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, the 2-Way Glue Pen is also permanent when used wet and a temporary adhesive when first allowed to dry.
Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

3 Specialty Adhesives:
  1. Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194) – Just like it says, this adhesive is best when used with fabric. It comes on a roll and can be cut with Big Shot dies. To use it, simply iron the adhesive onto the fabric, cut the fabric, peel off the backing, and then iron the fabric to your project. It’s machine washable, and the package includes instructions for your reference.
  2. Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805) – These adhesive sheets are ideal for creating your own self-adhesive die cuts or stickers using your precut shapes. With edge-to-edge coverage, this adhesive is great for projects where you want to be sure the edges don’t lift. Twelve sheets of 12” x 12” adhesive gives you a great value and a whole lot of adhesive to get creative with - it could become addictive! Instructions included for your reference. Acid-free.
  3. Shaker Frames (#124155) – These double-sided foam frames are 1/8” thick and are perfect for creating shaker cards. Simply select a Shaker Frame in your desired size, add it to your project, add a bit of glitter, small beads, etc., into the frame and then cover with Window Sheet. Each package includes 36 frames (6 each of 6 nested circle sizes), so you’ll have lots of creative options.
Stampin' Up! Adhesive OptionsThis is a great time to stock up on our most popular adhesives and get rewarded for doing so.  Purchase one of each of the top 8 adhesives and receive one free roll of ribbon. If you have the SNAIL dispenser already, get 2 refills instead.

Hopefully this list will keep you from being stuck when wondering which adhesive to use! If you have any questions or want more details on any of these adhesives, I am here to help!

Download our Flyer and Celebrate Back to 'Spool' in September!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to Spool

Promotion Details: While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!

Choose from the following ribbons:

Item Description
Retail Value
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

The Fine Print
  • This promotion has no limits-for every $40 you spend before shipping and taxes, you'll get a free package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. Go crazy!
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion.  
  • You need to take advantage of this deal before the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, September 28, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or Online: Sunday, September 30, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
    Check out this video to see all you can do with this FREE ribbon!!

  • You can place your order through my site HERE  I would love to see what you create using all this FREE ribbon!!