Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Christmas Card Stamp Camp

Here are the Christmas cards that will be featured at my September 23, 2012 Christmas Card Stamp Camp.  You will make 4 each of the 3 different card designs above.  It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas but when you send handmade cards to your family and friends you need time on your side - wink wink.  There are still some spots left if you are interested.  The details are listed below and also listed on my Stamp Camp pages of this blog. 
Cost: $25.00 for non-club members
         $22.00 for club members
Class Dates: September 23, October 14, November 18 & December 9
Where: My house (address will be given out upon registeration)
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP:  by clicking here

P.S. If you are feeling extra ambitious and creative there will be extra occasion cards available to make each one. These occasion cards will be an extra $2.00 each. This is only if you are interested. Below are the different occasion cards that will be available at each Christmas stamp camp.

September - Thanksgiving
October - Halloween
November - Birthday
December - New Year's

Happy Stamping!

Michelle B.
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
inspire. create. share

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Life Shared

I was looking the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue for an engagement stamp that would be appropriate to make a card with and send to my little brother and his fiance.  When I saw the Life Share stamp set (on page 60)  I knew that was the one that I wanted to make this engagement card.  It was perfect.   I gave them their card the other weekend when we were meeting her wonderful family.  I think they liked it.  The technique I used to water color was using a Blender Pen and Classic Stampin' Pad.  You  squish the Classic Stampin' Pad together (while still in tact) and when you open it there should be a pool of ink on the lid.  You then take a Blender Pen and take as much ink from the pool of ink as you want and then color your picture in.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp set: Life Shared
Paper:  Baja Breeze card stock, Certainly Celery card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Jet Black Staze-On Ink, Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad, Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Designer Ribbon Slides (page 31 of Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue)

Happy Stamping!
Michelle B
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
inspire. create. share.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Autumn Leaves Thank you Cards

One of my fav seasons is Fall!  I love the beautiful colors that Fall brings.  When I saw the Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents Bigz Die (on page 33 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue) I knew that I had to get these stamping products.  Here are a couple of thank you cards I made to put into my Club Members' order bags.  I hope they like them.  

There is a big stamping trend out right now and it is called "Step It Up".  The above card is a simple design and the below card is similar but has some extras added to it to give the card a different look.  This stamping trend (Step It Up) is so fun and easy.  All you have to do is take a basic card design like the card above, add some pieces, try a technique and add elements.  On the below card I added an extra layer of card stock (pieces), the top of the acron is embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder (technique) and I did some paper piercing around the edges (elements).  All you have to do is add three simple things to your card layout and voila you have a different card.  Give it a try!  Make sure to post what changes you did to your card as I would love to hear about it.

Stampin' Up Products used:
Stamp Set: Wonderfall, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Gumball Green card stock (in card below)
Ink: Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad, Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, VersaMark Pen
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Scissors, Heat Gun, Early Espresso Embossing Powder 

Join me for some Christmas stamping fun!  I will be hosting 4 Christmas card stamp camps starting September 23, 2012, please visit my Stamp Camp page for further details or my calendar of events on my Demonstrator Website, the link it on the right hand sidebar of this blog.

Happy Stamping!
Michelle B
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
inspire. create. share.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

During the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $12.25 value-for every $50 you spend.  While the kids are going back to school, Stampin' Up! is having a "Back to Spool" Promotion.  Please visit my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website by clicking here for further details.