Tin of Cards, part one

I started the Tin of Cards kit by making the tabs and one set of Cards.

The tabs were a little tricky as the straps had to line up just right, as you will see in the pictures I wasn’t quite successful on some of them.

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The addition of the cardstock was very easy, just line them up at the bottom corner leaving about an eighth of an inch all around.

The first set of Cards was fairly straightforward the only confusing part was wether to adhere the cardstock to the inside back of the cardstock or the inside front. I chose the inside front and that became a little tricky with the glue.

For easier application I would go with the inside back of the cardstock.

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Please comment below on if you have completed this kit.

I would also like feedback on the style of my photos…slideshow or clickable individual photos?

Thank you in advance and as always keep creating!

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Weekly Deals…

Weekly deals are here…

 Also in the Stampin’ Up! news are retiring products for the holiday catalog. SU! has announced that every catalog will have a retiring product list for those items not being carried over.

The retiring list can be downloaded here:

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More to come, Keep on creating

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A Cover Story

On the cover of the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog is a kit called “Tin of Cards Project Kit”.

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Over the next week I will be sharing this kit as well as another project inspired by this kit.

This kit comes with the tin, 9 file tab dividers and, everything you need to complete 16 cards.

The kit comes with instructions on how to create the 16 cards. There are 4 designs and 4 cards per design.

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the Kit also comes with:

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Over the next week I will put together the cards and the tin.

I will share with you each of the card designs as well as my thoughts on the project.

So far just looking at the project up close I think it s a great addition to any stampers craft room.

I know that for me, even when I am stamping all the time it seems that when I NEED a card I don’t have one handy.

I also know that when I really need a card I also don’t have time to create one from scratch.

This kit fixes that problem,not only does it have everything you need to create a card quick it has a place to keep cards for those unexpected occasions.

Stay tuned to see the cards made from this kit and the project inspired by this kit.

to buy this kit for yourself just click on the picture below.

I Love a Special…

It’s Tuesday…

That means Weekly deals and downloads!!!

This weeks specials are:

03-04-14And The Weekly MDS Downloads are:

03-04-14I love that the Rhinestone jewels are on the weekly special list!!

Tell me what your favorite is…

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I Won!!!

Every Friday My up-line Linda Heller holds a freebie Friday

On our Facebook group we can enter by posting something we have created

I haven’t uploaded in a while but…

Last Friday I did to show off my infinity fold card

and

I Won!!!

I won a roll of chevron ribbon and a beautiful card from Linda (which she cased from the leadership boards)

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 How lucky am I?

Here is the infinity Fold card I made:

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The pictures just don’t show how much fun this card is to open

Wanna see how to make this card?

Leave me a comment below and I will show you!!!

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I Had a Brilliant Idea

Okay maybe not brilliant, but I was pretty proud of myself!

A few weeks ago we had a small craft fair that turned out to be the best one ever

I sold some stuff and bought way more, lol

That is the nature of these craft fairs that my group does

Anyway, Kristy Eskew was sitting next to me and she sells Scentsy

You can see her Beautiful and really good smelling stuff on her Scentsy website

She has this wax warmer that has magnetic frames you can put photos in

She also has decorative frames that will fit into the space on the front of the warmer

Here is a picture of one of the decorative frames you can get

Scentsy Butterfly frame

Now for my Brilliant Idea

The other frame is a picture frame and since they are magnetic I can change them out whenever I want

So, my brilliant idea was to create a stamped image on vellum to put in the picture frame

I can make new ones and change them whenever the mood strikes me

Here is my first picture:

Close up of scentsy picture

 I tried a lot of different styles and techniques like shimmer and glitter but in the end because of the amount of light behind it they all were washed out

What looked the best was Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin Write Markers

Here is a couple of pictures of the whole Scentsy warmer and with the light on:

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Do you have an idea that you thought was brilliant?

Leave me a comment and tell me about it, I might be able to try it and blog about it

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Learned Something New!!!

Okay maybe I am more than a little behind on everything Stampin’ Up!

I just found a page on my SU! website for online classes

You and I can purchase classes to teach us more fun things like…

The basics #133385

133385L The Basics Online classThis Downloadable class includes:

Innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success. Divided into six PDF documents this class includes written instructions, step out photos, a few videos, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

The following topics are covered in the class:

* Basic Stamping

* Embossing

* Masking

* Stamp-a-ma-jig

* Watercoloring and Markers

* Big Shot Basics

Or

Something more exciting like:

What To Washi Bundle – Digital Download  #134743

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Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. Our What to Washi Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

Bundle Includes:

* 7 PDF Documents

* 2 Instructional Videos

* 4 pkgs of Washi Tape (3 rolls per pkg)

* 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

The following topics are covered in the class:

* The Washi Basics

* The Next Step

* Washi-Above and Beyond

* Sharing Washi with Others

* Memory Keeping

* Storage

Only the Beginning. . .

Or

How about Digital classes for My Digital Studio (MDS)

You can find all of the online classes for physical stamping and creating on my store website under Online classes

and

All of the digital classes for MDS on my store website under Digital downloads>Downloads by type>My Digital Classes

So…

If you are unsure or just want to learn something new I encourage you to try an online class

When you do please share what you created, it is my favorite part!!!

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