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November 2014 posts

Cyber Monday Stampin' Up! Doorbusters - Blendabilities?

Yes it is true!
Tomorrow only 12 sets of blendabilites bundled - 30% Off

Our Blendabilities are Alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading. Use with Memento Pad  Acid free, lignin free. 3 markers per set: light, medium, dark.  Reg $143.40 today only $100.00.  While the Blendabilites are available all year these special bundles are only while supplies last.

Scroll through to see all the colors included:

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Here is a great video showing some basic technique using these amazing markers. 

 

How Demonstrators get inspired!

This video along with others are provided by Stampin' Up! and feature some of our cooperate trainers.  As demonstrator we are provided with tons information and inspiration.  Many new deonstrators worry about how they will find ideas and learn things.  Soon they realize there is not enough time in a day, week or year to show and teach it all we learn.  

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Test Drive the Stampin' Up! demonstrator Experience!

  • Starter Kit only $75.00 until Dec 2.
  • You create and customize your own kit with up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice. you can add On-line extravaganza's at their great low price also.
  • FREE Shipping on the starter kit!

  • Be first!  December 5 marks the day we as demonstrators can pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn FREE 2015 Sale-A-Bration Products!

  • RISK FREE!  You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” the demonstrator benefits & discounts.

  • No Obligation to to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the starter kit.

  • Become a member of my exclusive Diva & Dude Stampers Community!

Click here to purchase your starter kit through me!

 

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Week 9 - 12 Weeks of Christmas

Hello Stampers,

Patsy here for this weeks Border Buddies Saturday and our 12 Weeks of Christmas cards.  Today's cards feature my favorite color tones of blue!

This card was stamped by fellow Founder Circle achiever Cindy Foder.  I love the way she created the ornament look with the punch.

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This card features the stamp set Everything Eleanor (clear-mount 214164 or wood-mount 131987) which has this great flourish in it which can be used for so many things great background, a focal point or creating a custom patterned paper.

The second card was stamped by another fellow Founder's Circle Achiever.

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While it takes time to stamp 125 of the same card to exchange with fellow achievers you come home with some amazing cards.  I am excited to be able to use some of these to send out to family and friends this holiday season.   The background paper on this card is from the All is Calm Designers Series Paper. "Perfect for gifting or decorating, the subtle colors and prints of the All Is Calm Designer Series Paper captures the feeling of a silent, snowy night."  The stamp is the single stamp Wintertime #136565 and can be used without inking the Happy Winter for year long card making.

Be sure and let me now if you have questions about any of the Stampin' Up! product used in either of today's cards.  I will be delighted to help in anyway I can.  Just post your questions in the comments or email me.  

Don't forget you have 3 more days to take advantage of the AWESOME EXTRAVAGANZA!

Click here to download a complete list of items that are up to 50% for just one week

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Throw Back Thursday
Fun Fold Twisted Card

Twisted Card Technique

Throw back Thursday feature is a past Technique How To.   From January 2013 to January 2014 I featured 52 weeks of Technique How To's.  The Twisted Card was the number one most watched video.  Can you believe it was viewed over 34,311 times.  While it doesn't make the million views I think it is amazing that it has been viewed that many times.  It gives me great pleasure to have shared all the techniques with so many and I am enjoying recreating new samples for a previous video and technique tutorial.

You can find all 52 video's and Free PDF Tutorial's by clicking here.  You can print them out if you like and create a fun little technique booklet. 

Click here to see the previous post featuring the Twisted Card Video and download the PDF tutorial with directions.

Don't forget you have 5 more days to take advantage of the AWESOME EXTRAVAGANZA!

Click here to download a complete list of items that are up to 50% for just one week.

Supplies for today's sample...

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Step Up! Stampin' Border Buddies
White Christmas

Hello Stampers,

It's Alison here with this edition of Step Up! Stampin' with Border Buddies.  Today I'm taking a card, using White Christmas Photopolymer stamp set, and adding a special fold to "Step It Up!".

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This card is so fresh and sweet and not difficult to recreate. But you can add a fun twist to the actual card to create a really special one!

 

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Here's the Step Up! version.  I received this card from my friend, Yvonne Jackson, which uses a special opening. You probably can't see the difference but if you click on the link to my video you'll see what makes it so special!

Click here for Video

 Click Here for PDF -   Step Up! Stampin' White Christmas

 

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order froom Patsy in the US

Step Up Stampin

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Stampin up extravaganzaStampin' Up! Extravaganza Monday November 24 through December 2,
or while supplies last.

  • Up to 50% off some amazing products!
  • Doorbusters on both Mondays.
  • You don't want to miss this!

Click here to see the Extravaganza Hot Deals 

Download Extravaganza Hot Deals List grab your favorite beverage, paper and pencil and start shopping.

BONUS - when you purchase anything during the sale I will send you a FREE PDF Card Tutorial featuring 8 cards to recreate at home.  There are four cards using the Wetlands stamp set and four cards using the Amazing Birthday stamp set. 

Click Here to learn how to shop online.
Don't want to place your own online order email me and I can place the order for you and have it shipped directly to your home!

When you order online through my store you earn free Cards!  Read about my Free Cards Click Here

P.S. If you order before S&H and tax is $150 or more you earn free hostess rewards (FREE product of your choice).  Click here for details

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Don't Miss the Extravaganza Doorbuster Today!

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The once a year Extravaganza sale starts NOW and runs through December 2nd. 

  • Savings up to 50% off their regular prices!
  • Door Buster one day only sales - Monday, Nov 24 and Monday, Dec 1
  • Make your lists and start shopping NOW!

Click Here for the complete list of items on Sale!

 

My TOP picks (and ones you should grab) are...

Big Shot Magnetic Platform 40% off - on sale for $23.97!

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No more post it notes to hold your framelit dies in place as they go through the Big Shot.  Just place your framelit on the magnetic surface and it stays in place - perfect for when you've stamped an image (or images since you can run several different ones through at the same time with out them shifting). Amazing!

 

One Day Door Buster Sales - Monday, November 24th ONLY!! While supplies last!!

140350 Card Making Kit Bundle!  $34.93  for BOTH kits!

Includes all stamps, inks, embellishments - when you've finished making the cards your still have the stamps & inks! The included kits are:

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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 Hip Hip Hooray Cardmaking Kit!

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These are a tremendous value and less than $1 per card how can you go wrong?  Plus you'll have all the leftover pieces, the stamp set and ink to create more cards in the future.  These make awesome Christmas gifts for new crafters and seasoned card makers too!

 

135863 Gift Box Punch Board 30% Off $13.96

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When cute wrapping paper just isn't enough, why not make your own box? The punch board creates boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4" on each side.

BONUS - when you purchase anything during the sale I will send you a PDF featuring 8 cards to recreate at home.  There are four cards using the Wetlands stamp set and four cards using the Amazing Birthday stamp set. 

Click Here to learn how to shop online.
Don't want to place your own online order email me and I can place the order for you and have it shipped directly to your home!

When you order online through my store you earn free Cards!  Read about my Free Cards

P.S. If you order before S&H and tax is $150 or more you earn free hostess rewards (FREE product of your choice).  Click here for details

LAST DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LAST WEEK'S TUESDAYS DEALS

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Week 8 - 12 Weeks of Christmas

Hello Stampers,

It's Alison here with Border Buddy Saturday and our 12 Weeks of Christmas cards. Today's cards feature some beautiful colouring with our Blendabilities. 

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This gorgeous card is by Diana Gibbs and features the Partridge & Pears stamp which is perfect for colouring.  The little pear in the lower right corner is cut out and popped up!  Such a beautiful card.

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This fabulously layered card by Brian King features the Making Spirits Bright stamp set.  It has something for every holiday or occasions - from Thanksgiving to New Years to Birthdays to Valentine's Day.  Make sure to check it out.  Brian coloured the image with Blendabilities too!

 Time is running out to purchase these sets so make sure to pick them up while you can!

 

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Want Stamps?

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Throw Back Thursday
Easel Star Card

This week we are throwing back to Week 14 of the Technique How To.  Last week I used the same Under the Tree Designer Paper and Star Framelits.  Again you do not want to miss getting your hands on some of the designer paper it is the best and while it is holiday colors you can use this for Valentines and much more.

 

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Click here to view Easel Card How To video

 

Easle Card Star Framelits

Side View

 

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The stars are punched out with the Confetti Stars Punch.  Not only do you get some cool see through stars, you also have the stars that are punched out you can include in your card as confetti.

For this card I placed some Champagne Glimmer paper behind the stars to peek through and create a glitzy holiday touch.  And the Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Shiny! Use these buttons with caution—you may not be able to stop looking at them long enough to finish your project.

Download Easel Card Supply List

Download Easel Card Free PDF Tutorial

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Quick Stampin Tips - Custom Striped Ribbon with Blendabilities & How to Tie the Perfect Bow

There is so much more than coloring you can do with our new Blendabilities™.  Today's quick tip video will show you how to make some custom striped ribbon to create the perfect touch to any hand stamped card. 

I will be using the Stampin' Up! Organza ribbon.  With this one simple ribbon you can create and endless amount of customization making it extremely versatile.

Today's card is a clean and simple card but by adding the customize ribbon it gives it a unique elegance and a bit of WOW.

Quick Tip Custom Stripped Ribbon with Blendabilities

Click here to watch this weeks Quick Tip Video

 

Tie perfect bow

And bonus tip - how to make this great tie with a perfect flat knot everytime.

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Polka Dot Pieces Stamp Set Birthday Wishes

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Just a fun day of stamping and creating and I am excited to share this card with you today.  Sometimes one just has to get out of their box and put colors together that you wouldn't ordinarily think of.  And that is what I did today when I paired Stampin' Up! colors; Smoky Slate, Mossy Meadow and Strawberry Slush.

Color Inspiration

Monday Stamping Bonus

Download Free PDF Tutorial Polka Dot Pieces Stamp Set - Birthday Wishes

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