Wrapped in Warmth: CHRISTMAS CARD CLASSES TO-GO

CHRISTMAS CARD CLASSES TO-GO

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose your favorite card kit
  2. Make your payment with PayPal include your mailing address
  3. On the 15th and 30th of the month the packages will be sent out directly to you!
  4. Make, Craft, Gift!

WRAPPED IN WARMTH CARD CLASS  $30

This month’s card class to go is Wrapped in Warmth.  You’ll get the awesome stamp set full of Holiday sayings, cute jingle bells, and sweater weather in a card.  The cards mirror the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Delightful Dijon from the Warmth and Cheer matching paper. Add a little bit of my gold twine and your friends will be loving your handmade Christmas cards!

What you’ll get:
  • Wrapped in Warmth Clear Mount stamp set
  • Cardstock and DSP to make 4 handmade cards
  • Embellishments
  • Envelopes
  • PDF with measurements and directions to make your own
  • Supply List
  • Video Tutorial for any new techniques


Wrapped In Warmth Card making Kit from StampinFool.com Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set included in card class.  Here are the stamp images:

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Recommended ink needed:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler.



The Fine Print:

* The kits will contain all of the precut & embossed pieces to complete your cards/projects, as well as envelopes.
* No images will be stamped on the card kit pieces. You will use the featured stamp set to complete the cards.  You will also need adhesive and ink.
*Card Kit:  Card kits will be mailed on the 15th and 30th of each month depending on the date you ordered (i.e. if you ordered on the 10th, it will ship the 15th).
* The PDF tutorial will be emailed to you on the 15th and the 30th.  Keep an eye out for the email which will contain the link to download the PDF and a video to help you complete the projects if it’s a new technique.
* Please do not copy, reproduce, or share the PDF without my written permission. You may use the projects in your classes, but you must produce your own samples as the guide.
* REFER A FRIEND:  I truly appreciate your business!!  If you refer a friend who purchases the Stamps in the Mail, email me and I will give you a $5 discount on your next Stamps in the Mail order!

Affectionately Yours Card Set from Stampin’ Up!

One of the first things I ordered from the new 2016- 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog was the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper.  I love the dark blues and reds and florally print. I knew by looking at those pretty papers that they would be the centerpiece of some beautiful handmade cards.

Once the box arrived, I started crafting.  Here is the first card set that I created.  It’s a simple floral Thank You with lots of vibrant color.  These are the May and June customer Thank You Cards.  So, if you placed an order in May or June, your card will likely look like this. The measurements are easy:

  • Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″
  • Affectionately Yours DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″, alternate side band: 1″ x 4″
  • Pansy Flower punch, Thoughtful Banners stamp & punch bundle, Dapper Denim ink, Cucumber Crush Twine
  • Scrap of White cards stock for the banner

Affectionately Yours Card Set from StampinFool.com

Because I know you will love those cards so much, I wanted to also share the current JULY Bonus Days Promotion and upcoming special products.

For every $50 you spend in July, you’ll receive a $5 coupon emailed to you for use in August.  Which brings me to the August special:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Dies.

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August Special:

In August 2016, the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and thinlit dies will be available through August 31, only.  A limited, special offer, for this beautiful stamp set and die set.  I love this stamp so much!  It is gorgeous.  Below I have posted a Pinterest Board so you can see even more ideas of how you can use this versatile stamp set for every season and any occasion card or gift you could think of.  Enjoy!!

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

 

Supplies:
  • 1” circle punch
  • Patterned Paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • High energyCeramic Industrial Magnets
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}


Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Diamond Glaze to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

Glass Pebble Magnet tutorial from StampinFool.com

 

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Supply List

 

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

Glass Pebble Magenet tutorial by StampinFool.com

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

 

Supplies:
  • 1” circle punch
  • Patterned Paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • High energyCeramic Industrial Magnets
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}


Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Diamond Glaze to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

Glass Pebble Magnet tutorial from StampinFool.com

 

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Supply List

 

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

Glass Pebble Magenet tutorial by StampinFool.com

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Happy Fall Y’all: NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG

A Fall Wonderland card at StampinFool.com

Good Morning, Happy Fall (I know I’m early on this one) & Happy NEW Stampin’ Up! CATALOG DAY!  Some of my favorite days of the year are days when the new seasonal catalogs go live, and this is no exception.  This catalog is packed full of Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas/Winter stamps, paper, embellishments, and project kits ready to make.  I love the colors and samples and coordinating products that are featured in this Catalog.  Are you ready to see it? Here’s a look at the cover.

Holiday Catalog 2015 at StampinFool.com

 

Don’t have a demonstrator already & haven’t received your copy of the Catalog? {{See it here.}}  Order your copy today!

Crafting is fun, but crafting with friends is even better! I can help you host a fun-filled craft night for you and your friends. We can make one of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing project kits. Contact me today to schedule your craft night!

Do you want to see a project I made from the Catalog?  Of course you do!  I have been working on snowy, winter cards for a HUGE christmas card class so I picked the brand new stamp set called Wonderland and paired it with the coordinating specialty printed vellum paper called Winter Wonderland (AMAZING!) for this quick and easy card that is sure to WOW!

When you look at this stamp set and paper (page 23) the first thing you think of is Christmas, hence the name Wonderland, BUT the card I made today really shows off another way to use it- Fall – Deer hunting season. You could easily add a Happy Birthday sentiment and make this manly themed card for your birthday stud. SAY WHAAAT?!? I bet you weren’t expecting that.

Wonderland Fall Deer Season card from StampinFool.com

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Now that you have seen a non traditional way to use Wonderland, I’l show you a peek of a few of my favorites, that will be featured in this year’s Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack (the date will be determined soon).
Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com
And this year’s Halloween Treat Bag Class, which you can sign up for the LIVE class here.  The E-class and Class to Go will be posted soon right here at Stampin’ Fool.Halloween is coming and you’ll need treats for all those cute trick-or-treaters, so join me to make the cutest treats on the block!   Cost: $15 per person for 25 premium 4″x 10″ treat bags.

Happy Haunting Halloween Treat Bags at StampinFool.com
Lastly, there is still a great PAPER PUMPKIN DEAL going on until September 10th, where new members get the first 2 month HALF OFF!  And did you see last month’s kit?  Oh My Goodness- it. is. amazing. pink&gold. #loveit See it here.
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Alright, that’s all I have for you today (that was a TON, right).  Enjoy browsing the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG and let me know what your favorites are.

Pink & Gold: August Paper Pumpkin Kit Details

Did you see my Facebook post about the new Paper Pumpkin kit that just shipped? If you haven’t head over and Like the page to see specials first.

Here is a quick preview of the kit contents, as well as a finish project, and a bonus VIDEO for you!  I filmed a quick video (4 minutes) with quick tips and tricks for getting the most out of your kit, i.e. extra cards.  Also, you’ll want to watch the video so that you don’t make the same mistakes I made the first time around putting the kit together.

That’s all folks, enjoy the goodies today and if you haven’t signed up for Paper Pumpkin, get on the Pumpkin train with half off of your first two months using the code: HALFOFF (see details below).

August Paper Pumpkin preview at StampinFool.com

 

See the a finished gift box and Pink and Gold card. Ahhh, I can’t handle the cuteness.  The pink and gold make me think little girl birthday parties, or Paris, or Victoria’s Secret- but not all together, ha. Regardless, the cards are gorgeous and you will want to order a refill kit as soon as they are available!August Paper Pumpkin preview at StampinFool.com

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure and be sure to share it with your Pumpkin friends!

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If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit PaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015;

Friday Find: A Quick Project Life Mini Album

Project Life Playground Edition Mini Album Tutorial

Friday Find: PROJECT LIFE Mini Album

I have been trying to keep up my scrapbooking this year and I must say that keeping it simple with Project Life has been the key.  I have successfully documented the last 6 months of our family in a couple of mini albums, recording everything from special events (Christmas, doctor visits, playdates, mini vacations, trips to the museum, and daily activities).  Don’t underestimate the every day- you will be happy you jotted down the funny things they say or snapped a picture of a cute activity.

Last week I gave a few pointers on how to start Project Life.   I’ll recap them here and you can read the original post here:

How to Start Project Life

What you Need:

  • Album
  • Pocket Page Protectors
  • Photos
  • Project Life Cards
  • A Pen

What to do:

  • Decide where to start- Today or Past Photos
  • If starting with old photos, pick ONE subject to work with.  Pick your favorite with many fondmemories- it will make it easier.
    1. Suggestions: Holiday, Vacation trip to Disney, Graduation, Summer of 1999, Baby’s First Year, Summer spent with Grandchildren, Photos of your childhood home, a specific year that had many events.
    2. Collect the photos you have of that event or occasion/year and separate them by type of event, category or in order from January-December, whichever makes most sense for the duration you chose to work on.
    3. After you have put your photos in order, select your favorites- the ones that HAVE to make it into your album. If you are like me, you will have thousands of photos, but narrowing down the photos will help simplify the process.  *This doesn’t mean you have to leave out priceless photos of family members past, or that you don’t see, it just means, you don’t need 20 of the same exact child with 20 facial expressions, in the same outfit, on the same day, that all convey the same thing.  Keep grandma, limit the same photo of your child (I know, I love mine too, but let’s keep it simple- a few photos of that cute kiddo are enough for one day).
    4. Okay, now that you have pared down your photos, you are ready to get started.  I like to use this format for my spreads (two pages facing each other)- Photos, Title Cards, Decorative Cards, Journaling Cards.  Each spread needs a journaling card, a title or filler (just decorative) card, and photos.
    5. Start from the top of your stack of preselected photos, pick a few journaling cards, your favorite or coordinating filler card and then fill in the photos for that page.
    1. Pick Photos
    2. Cut & place photos in pockets as desired
    3. Journaling
    4. Filler Card/Title
    5. Add Embellishments

I have a new video for you today to show you how to put together an album.  I use this method when working with current photos.  You will have to have your mini album, page protectors, and Playground card kit ready to go.  I tend to prefill the pages with what I think I will use, then fill in photos and move things around as needed.

Check it out below:

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Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles of Life Rainy Day Video

I’ve been raving about how much I like the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating punch.  Here’s a quick and easy card for you using this adorable stamp set.

Tips for making this card:

  • Jot down the dimensions, pause the video and cut your paper, then follow along.
  • Emboss the clouds with Silver embossing powder for extra pizzaz!

Supplies:

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Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Catalog Sneak Peek

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Are you ready to see a few samples made from BRAND NEW Products from the upcoming 2015-2016 Stampin Up Catalog?  I had the opportunity to get some products early (one of the demonstrator perks!) and here’s what I came up with!

Meet Mint Macaron & Watermelon Wonder- a new IN COLOR.  Another favorite is the Cherry on Top DSP stack, which now comes in 6×6 sheets.

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Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and Tree Builder Punch-  This stamp set is our exclusive Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set- $3 from EVERY purchase goes straight to RMH- which provides free or almost free housing for parents with long term hospitalized children.  It is a great charity and this stamp set is the perfect way to support it!  You’ll have to have it.

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Meet the New In Colors 2015-2017

Starting from the bottom of the Candles working my way up the NEW In Colors are:

  • Mint Macaron
  • Waltermelon Wonder
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Tip Top Taupe
  • Delightful Dijon (flame)

What do you think?  Don’t you love them!!  I just adore the bright Watermelon and Cucumber!

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Paper Pumpkin Deal

For the next two months, Paper Pumpkin is on sale for NEW subscribers.  I love Paper Pumpkin so much that I am offer a free sample to you.  So all you have to do is Fill Out this Form and I’ll send you a project sample so that you can see what it’s all about.

Paper Pumpkin 50% OFF at stampinfool.com

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Pump Up the Pumpkin: Paper Pumpkin is 50% OFF

Paper Pumpkin kit alternative project at StampinFool.comPump up the Pumpkin

This month, Paper Pumpkin is offering 50% off for the first two months of your Paper Pumkpin kit for new susbcribers- that means it’s only $10 to try it!  So if you have been sitting on the fence, you have go to try it now!  USE CODE: SAVE50 Here’s what you’ll get each month in your kit:

  • A clear stamp block (with your first kit)
  • Stamps (exclusive- only available in PP kits)
  • Ink Spot
  • Cards/Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesive (glue dots or dimensionals)
  • Everything you need to make COMPLETE projects without anything else!

So what can you do with Paper Pumpkin?

  • Makes the cards to have on hand for Birthday’s and Thank You’s
  • Gift it to a friend who needs a crafty getaway
  • Make the projects with your daughter/mother & enjoy the quality time
  • Make the project for or with your college kid
  • Have a Starbucks date by yourself with Paper Pumpkin (my favorite!)
  • Pump Up the Pumpkin by making something different with the kit contents
  • Send a note to a friend you don’t see often
  • Invite your BFF’s over for a night of crafting- you can be sure there’s enough for at least 8 people to each make something crafty
  • Complete the kit and give the projects as a gift- (everyone can use cards and gift items!)
  • Give a special Thanks to the doctor’s office, Grocery Clerk, Starbucks cashier (can you tell I like Starbucks?)
  • Any many more! These are just a few ideas to get you started.

Paper Pumpkin 50% OFF at stampinfool.com

 

So what are you waiting for?!?  You NEED Paper Pumpkin in your life.  It is truly my creative escape- a time for me to craft without thinking, and without having to prepare anything.  GET IT HERE.

 

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