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.

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

 

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)

July 30 – National Day of Friendship

The world is filled with too much hatred, too much fighting and too much mistrust of others. The International Day of Friendship is certainly an opportunity to stop, and to reverse, these worldwide problems.

According to the United Nations, the official sponsor of this special day, the International Day of Friendship is a day set aside to promote friendship among peoples, cultures and countries. Today is a time to encourage efforts towards peace, and to build bridges among different people. It is a day of respect for others, and a day to celebrate diversity.

According to the United Nations, on this day people, groups and governments should hold events and activities to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation.

On an individual level, use this day to promote friendship in big and small ways. You can begin by “extending an olive branch” to a sibling or a family member, a neighbor, or an old friend who we’ve had a falling out with. If we all try just a little the world will be a friendlier, more peaceful place.

Origin of International Day of Friendship:

The origin of International Day of Friendship has roots as far back as 1919 in the United States. The country of Paraguay  first celebrate this day on an national level on July 30, 1958.  Other countries with early celebrations include: several countries in South America, Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia. Different countries celebrated this day on varying dates in July, August and April.

In 2011, the United Nations declared this an official international day, to be celebrated annually on July 30th.

Keeping cool in the heat wave

Hi everyone, well we are certainly experiencing some hot weather this week. Given the Canadian winters, I have no problem with this. I was golfing last night with my ladies golf league in 38C humidity, and drinking lots of water. I even won the 50/50 draw so all in all, it was a good day.

At home I am staying inside in the air conditioning and doing what I love, crafting. I have a card class next week so was finishing up some of the prep work required. Below are the three cards we will be making. Each one is unique and requires different techniques which I like to demonstrate. If you have an interest in learning new techniques or would like to get together just to socialize while we make cards, please register on my blog. Next Class is Aug 14th and spots are limited.

BONUS DAYS are almost over

Haven’t stocked up yet? This is the last week for you to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! For every $60 CAD spent before July 31 (before shipping and tax), You will get a $6.00 CAD coupon code that can be redeemed between August 1–31, and there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.

So if you haven’t completed your list yet, don’t delay.

Please contact me if you have any questions

Isn’t it nice when everything coordinates?

Don’t you just love when you put together an outfit and it all coordinates perfectly? No need to go through your wardrobe trying to find that perfect accessory to bring your outfit together. Well crafting is exactly like that, we want to create something that coordinates perfectly.

Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.

Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying! 

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that mix and match with July’s kit. How easy it that?

Sign up by July 10th to receive this incredible kit. You will receive an all inclusive kit with everything you need to make 9 beautiful cards and envelopes. The kit will include 3 each of 3 designs and new subscribers will also receive an acrylic block to use for stamping that you can use over and over again.

Coordinating colours; Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

To sign up now, just click on the link below;

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

New annual Catalog Launches TODAY

New Annual Catalogue

I am so excited to share the launch of the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog with you today. It has over 200 pages of crafting ideas and supplies and every time I look at it, I see something new that I just have to have.

There are 5 beautiful new In Colours being introduced, 29 new bundled products and numerous all-inclusive kits just to name a few but the list goes on a on.

New: Magnolia Lane Card Bundle

Magnolia Blooms Card

Not sure if have the creativity to make cards?  I can assure you that with this beautiful set, you can create multiple cards for yourself, family, and friends that look beautiful! The Magnolia Lane Cards Bundle shown below is just one of many examples. The bundle includes everything you need to make ten simple and elegant cards in either French or English. This is a perfect set for beginners.

To view the new PDF annual catalog online and see all the amazing products, just click here; https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

If you wish to receive your own paper catalog to have on hand, please contact me.

We need the tools to do the job right

Whether in the workplace or at home crafting, we cannot operate without the tools to do the job and still produce a quality product or service. In the workplace, you might use various office equipment but as a crafter, I rely on a few tools to create my cards or to make 3D paper craft items.

I use my Big Shot to emboss paper or to cut out images. Without this tool, I would be hand cutting out images which takes too much time and my time is important.

I use my envelope punch board to create envelopes in 66 various sizes. This great tool is also used to make 3D paper gift packages as well.

Another tool which is invaluable is the gift bag punch. This can be tailored to make custom gift bags so you don’t need to purchase them.

Each of these tools just take a few minutes to use but as mentioned previously, time matters and what would we do without them.

However sadly these tools won’t be for sale much longer. After June 3rd sale or while supplies last, these tools will no longer be available through Stampin’ Up!, so grab them while you can and you won’t regret it.

Click on the link below to shop now.  
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx…

You are almost out of time

Today is the last day to treat yourself to the all inclusive Paper Pumpkin kit.

The “Shelli” kit is perfect if you are interested in trying your hand at making hand crafted cards. This all inclusive kit will arrive in a one-of-a-kind box with a beautiful vintage design, and it provides a fun and easy paper crafting experience. It will also help you as a new subscriber to connect instantly with the Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! community.

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Don’t miss out, click on the link below to subscribe;

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