Monday, October 29, 2012

10/29 Stampin' Up! Seasonal Sayings, One Day Sale and Trio of Sparkle Cards ~ 25 Days of Christmas Day 6

Well hello there! 

So first!  MDS users, click here to get your free digital downloads today!  All digital kits are 50% off too, so make sure you check that out when you are in there. 

The wind is howling here as Sandy is bearing down on the northeast.  It's so windy here that every now and then it feels like something is hitting the house and it's actually just the wind! 

It's a great day to be in the studio and crafting, but today, I'm sharing a project from the stamp-a-stack here last week.  I saw this cool technique in this month's stampin' success, which is a publication just for demonstrators.  There is all sorts of fun info in there.  For this card class my daughter Alexis, cut 6 ornaments for each person, one at a time.  (how lucky am i?)  Anyway, 3 of them, are cut with the bottom off on purpose. 

The ornaments were cut out of the silver glimmer paper, then colored with reinkers and sponge daubers.  After doing this a few times last week, here's my tips.  Darker just looks nicer and shows up with a "pop."  After coloring the top layer, we heat set them with the new stampin up heat tool.  It actually has two settings ~ setting 2 is for embossing, but we used it on setting 1 to heat set our ink onto our glimmer paper without scorching it.  The heat gun did a perfect job.  The rest is VERY simple.  There's 3 layers to each of the cards shown here:

 Base Layer: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: is 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: is 4 7/8 x 3 5/8"

I hand tied the bows for each of the class participants (just to make it easy).  We drew the line down with the new silver marker from the holiday catalog.
Finally, we finished it off with the jolly Christmas stamp on the inside.  Of course for each of the cards we changed the color to match.  such a pretty set of cards, and fun to make! 

Here is the shopping list for this card:

Stamps: Seasonal Sayings
Ink: midnight muse, gumball green, primrose petals (reinkers and ink pads)
Paper: Whisper white, midnight muse, gumball green, Primrose petals

I was busy all morning entering orders for my customers and making sure they got all the discounts that I offer.  :)  Here are the details of the sale:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Second ~ My customer appreciation sale.  For ONE DAY, get FREE SHIPPING on any order $50 or more through me.  (online or otherwise)  If you want to get your order in ahead of time I can close it on Monday for you, just let me know.

Third ~ We have some NEW single stamp assortments (that will also be on sale on Monday).  Yea!!! These are for a limited time (thru Jan 2) but the sale is only for ONE DAY!

That's all for today kids, and the power just flickered here.  I better hurry up and publish this before I miss my post for the day. :)

For those of you in Sandy's path.  Please stay safe!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton, Creative Coach
Sr. Manager
My Stampin' Up! Store / Tutorials and Planners for Demos
Money Raised for Breast Cancer this month with my stamping buddies $3855 ~ Making Strides