World Card Making day

Did you know that World Card Making Day exists?

Well it does. It takes place every year, on the first Saturday of October. This special day encourages everyone in the whole wide world, to make a homemade card. I sure bet the card companies won’t like that!

Yesterday, I held a card making workshop to celebrate World Card Making Day. We got together to make 2 cards each of 5 different designs for a total of 10 cards to take home. With Christmas within sight, it also gives you a head start on your Christmas cards. I know a lot of people don’t send cards anymore which is a shame. Collecting your mail and receiving a special card from someone makes you smile and what better way to spread the smiles than to send a card.

People give one another cards to celebrate birthday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, accomplishments and much more, in addition to commiserate or support. But exactly how much does your sentiment mean, if it is simply purchased from a retail chain with little thought? Taking a bit of your time to make something sincere on your own, and show the recipient that you’ve really considered them means so much more to the recipient. It shows you care.

Tiny Keepsake treat box

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I started working on my Christmas crafts because Christmas is only 84 days away, can you believe it?   Tick Tock…

I remember having chocolate treats hanging on our Christmas tree as a kid. These cute little treats can be stuffed with a chocolate of your choice but is the perfect size for a single Ferrero Rocher chocolate and who doesn’t love those.

You can hang this on a tree or it can be placed at your table setting for a cute look. Of course, it is also a wonderful little thank you gift to show appreciation to people you deal with every day.

They could be fully customized to suit any occasion such as wedding favours or baby shower gifts. You are only limited by imagination

Using the die cut in this set, I cut out the keepsake and tags, then folded it up. I stamped a sentiment on the tag and to dress them up a bit I used the Sprig Punch to punch out some leaves and glued them to the back of the tag. This of course is optional but I like how it looks.
I threaded a ribbon through the tag hole and tied it to the handle of the treat box. How easy is that?

To purchase this set, just click on the link below
https://stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642


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Yuletide Cheers

 

I love the Feels Like Frost suite. Between the stamps & Die Cuts, and the Designer Series Paper, they make card making easy.

If you would like to make this beautiful card, join me for the an afternoon of card making. This card is just one of five designs we will be making on October 5th (12-4pm).  You will make 2 of each design so you will have 10 hand crafted cards to take home.

Please contact me if you are interested.  There is still room to participate.  Can’t make the date?  Contact me to discuss options

Card recipe follows;

Seaside Spray Cardstock
Cut card base – 5 1/2 x 11 and fold in half
Cut Mat – 5 1/4 x 4
scrap paper for die – 3 x 3 (leaves)

Whisper White Cardstock
Cut mat – 2 3/4 x 4
Cut inside card – 5 1/4 x 4
Scrap paper for die – 3 x 3 (Leaves)
Scrap paper for sentiment – 4 x 4

DSP
Cut 2 1/2 x 4

 

Emboss Seaside Spray mat using the embossing folder and adhere to front of card
Adhere DSP to white mat and adhere to front of card
Adhere ribbon to the side and add a bow

Die cut the leaves on both the white and blue scrap

Die cut the sentiment piece
Stamp with sentiment
Adhere the leaves to the back using mini glue dots
Using mini dimmentionals adhere the sentiment piece to the front of card

Stamp sentiment on the WW cardstock and adhere to the inside of the card.

 


Product List

Feels Like Frost Suite Bundle (En)

 

Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

 

Snail Adhesive

 

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

 

Mini Glue Dots

 

Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 

Thank you Card

 

Hi everyone, it has been over a month since I have done any crafting due to travelling and some construction taking place.  I cannot believe the withdrawal I experienced during this time.  Crafting is such a stress reliever because you can forget about everything else going on in your life, for just a little while.

I strongly believe that thank you cards are important to show appreciation. I am overdue with some thank you cards so I made up this card as a thank you for an order placed to my business.

I cut the Highland Heather card stock to 5 1/2″ by 11″ and folded in half to make the card base.
I cut two Whisper White card stock at 5 1/4 x 4″
One for the inside and one for the front of the card.

Using the Highland Heather ink pad, I then stamped the Image from the “A little Lace” stamp set and then stamped the sentiment from the “Daisy Lane” stamp set for the front of the card

After adhering the front, I adhered the second Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card. I left this blank so I could write my own comments to the inside.

Voila, an elegant but simple thank you card


Product List

A Little Lace Cling Stamp Set

 

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

 

Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Snail Adhesive

 

Winter Wonders

Time is running out and I just know the October & November Paper Pumpkin kits for Christmas are going to be fabulous. October’s Kit includes 10 Cards/envelopes and the November kit includes 24 coordinating tags. Each kit is totally separate so if you want to just try one month, you can. However, you must sign up by Oct 10th or you will miss out, just click on the link below

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2197642

Have you ever wanted to make something yourself, but lacked the know how or supplies to do so? Well here is your solution. The October and November Paper Pumpkin kits are all inclusive kits delivered right to your home when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Step by step instructions are provided so you will able to make beautiful cards and gift tags for the holiday season.

I host a free monthly Paper Pumpkin class for my team members who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Everyone brings their kits and we all put the kits together as a group. It’s a great way to learn something new and have a great time. To join my team just click on the link below.

October Kit

  • Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

  • Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

It’s here!

The new 2019 Holiday Catalog is now online and there are so many beautiful products, you cannot help but be inspired. Now is a perfect time to get a head start on your Christmas card making or stock up on craft supplies. Don’t forget about the “Buy 3, get the 4th free” Designer Series paper sale from the Annual Catalog. There are 10 different packages to choose from. To view the PDF version of the catalog, click on the link below but if you would like a paper copy to browse through at your leisure , please contact me. Don’t forget to use the September hostess code 7RTJ64CU.

The catalog has over 25 bundles to choose from on pages 3-5 so you cannot go wrong plus you save 10% when you purchase a bundle.

If you aren’t sure what will coordinate with what? Check out the suites. You can choose the entire suite which includes everything you need from stamps, dies, designer series paper, ribbon, embellishments and best of all it all coordinates so it takes away the guessing. With a single code you can purchase an entire suite, so how easy is that. My favourite is the Feels Like Frost suite on pages 40/41. It is stunning.

Other products include the following;

  • Metallic Ink (Page 16) (similar to embossing)
  • A smaller version of the Curvy Keepsake Box Dies (page 19)
  • Religious Christmas Sites (page 28 & 29)
  • Two sizes of ornament Punches (page 31)
  • Reversible coffee cup stamp (page 34)
  • Do it yourself kits including gift tags and even an Advent Calendar! (page 36-39)
  • A beautiful snow globe stamp set, dies, shaker domes and sequins (page 43)
  • Adorable Halloween items including Coffin Treat Boxes (page 52-55)
  • Two brand new Hostess Stamp Sets (page 61)

So much to talk about

Hi everyone, I have lots of news to share with you so please read on.

This is a reminder. The end of August is fast approaching. If you haven’t cashed in the bonus coupons you earned in July, now is the time. I don’t want you to miss out on free products.

By popular demand, the Designer Series Paper Sale begins next week. During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! Take advantage of this excellent opportunity so you don’t miss out.

You can look at the list of papers on sale, and choose which three from the list you purchase and which one is free. For example, you could get a great deal by paying for three $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad paper packages, and getting the $14.50 usd/$20.00 cad specialty paper for free! And you can order as many (and get as many free) as you would like!” So how cool is that?

New Catalog goes live next week.

I cannot believe Christmas is only about 12 weeks away, can you? The new Christmas catalog goes live next week and I cannot wait to share with you some beautiful cards and projects from this catalog.

2019 HOLIDAY CATALOG SALES PERIOD BEGINS: The sales period for the 2019 holiday catalog begins on Sept 3rd and runs until January 2, 2020.

Holiday catalogs were shipped to select customers on Aug 5, via bulk mail so if you haven’t already received your copy, you should receive it soon.  if you would like to receive your free catalog, please contact me.

Ride the Wind Day

Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud.

Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a spell, as you waft in the air.

Here are some great ways to enjoy Ride the Wind Day :

  • Fly in an airplane
  • Fly a kite
  • Parachute
  • Hang glide
  • Take a motorcycle ride
  • Hope in a sailboat, and go for a ride
  • Just kick back and enjoy one of the last days of summer

Perfect card for a simple sentiment

I love this card for its simplicity. It could be used as a birthday card or sympathy card.

Supplies required and directions are shown below. If you are missing the needed supplies, click on the shop now button to see all the amazing products offered.

Cut paper as follows;

  • card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – fold in half so card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Pear Pizazz – cut to 4 x 5 1/4 (mat)
  • Very Vanilla – cut to 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2)
  • Punch one each Pear Pizazz & Very Vanilla

Using a scrap paper 3 3/4 x 5″ punch a 2′ circle where you would like the circle to show on the card front. I placed it a bit to the side about 1 1/2 ” from the bottom Place this piece of paper over the very vanilla cardstock. Using the sponge brayer, gently run it over the pear Pizazz ink in one direction only for even coverage. Roll it over the circle (again one direction only) until you like how it looks then remove the scrap. I chose to make it very light at the top and darker as you go to the bottom of the circle. Stamp the tree image using Old Olive so it lies just below the circle but so the branches overlap the circle.

Adhere the matting to the front of the card Wrap the ribbon around the base of the very vanilla, below the stamped image and tie a knot or if you prefer a bow. Adhere to the matting on the front of the card Stamp a sentiment to the punched out label then adhere to the pear pizazz label using the snail adhesive. I used the Happy Birthday from the Beautiful You Stamp set for this card but you could put any sentiment on to suit the occasion. Place dimmensionals to the back and adhere to the front of the card so it overlaps the ribbon. Adhere the second Very Vanilla card stock to the inside of the card and either write or stamp another sentiment.

And there you have it a beautiful but simple card

Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [120953]
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [131201]
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [101650]
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad [147104]
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad [147090]
Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set [146482]
2″ (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch [133782]
Tailored Tag Punch [145667]
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals [144108]
Snail Adhesive [104332]
Sponge Brayers [141714]

National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea.

On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation’s lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships, and an untold  number of lives.

Throughout maritime history, Lighthouses have shined their powerful, sweeping lights through the fog and storms, allowing ships of all kinds to find their way back to port during inclement weather. With the advent of radar and GPS technology, lighthouses have taken a back seat in guiding ships to port. However, they remain the universal symbol of safe harbor to ships and communities that rely upon the sea for their livelihood.

 There are numerous local and national lighthouse preservation societies and lighthouse organizations. They serve to preserve and promote lighthouses, and their historical significance to communities, and to the nation.

Enjoy National Lighthouse Day by visiting a lighthouse, or learning more about your local lighthouse preservation society. Or, read a book about lighthouses.


Origin of National Lighthouse Day:

On this day in 1789, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation allowing the federal government control over the creation and maintenance of lighthouses.  This special day evolved out of this event, and in recent years, through efforts to preserve lighthouses as a important historical symbol in America.