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January 2022 Card Kits--Using Strips of DSP

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 These were the Thank You Card Kits for December and January customers.   I was inspired by the Highland Heather card on the top of  page 8 of the January-June 2022 mini catalog.  What a great use of those strips of patterned paper.  You could also use strips of card stock--plain, stamped or embossed. I made a few changes to mine:  their card is 3-3/4" X 3-3/4".  My cards at A2 (5-1/2" X 4-1/4") and 4-1/4" X 4-1/4"  I kept forgetting to stamp on my card bases.  Sometimes I added it after the card was put together My Cinnamon Cider square card is 4-1/4" 4-1/4".  This will fit nicely in our medium envelopes I changed it up a bit for the Cinnamon Cider "Happy Birthday" card by making an A2 card, changing the orientation, and adding a layer of DSP For these first 2 cards, I used the Sala-a-bration item, Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper.  See page 4 in the brochure.  I used Blending Brush to color the Thick Basic White butterfly.  Mi

Craft Roulettte January 7, 2022

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 I found a weekly stamping 'show' called Craft Roulette on YouTube.  Here are links to the website and YouTube Channel: Craft Roulette Website Craft Roulette YouTube Channel I knew the guest on January 7th, so I watched and played along.  To determine the parameters to use in the project you make, the hostess spins a wheel 4 times to determine the Project, Color, Element, Random elements.  This week the parameters were: Card with a Pocket, Purple +3 (colors), Transportation, and Oval. I do something similar when I have lists of 6 elements and roll dice to determine what to create.  This is especially fun if you have lots of ideas and don't know where to start.  Try it some time! The sentiment is on a tag and can be pulled out of the pocket to write a note to the recipient. I stamped the van in Stazon on Basic White card stock knowing that I wanted to color a few details with watercolor pencils use a Blender Pen on them. I stamped the van on the floral paper from the Pattern

Fun Fold Valentine's Day Card

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 This was created during my Facebook live on January 3, 2022.  The video is also available on my YouTube channel. The pieces you'll need to create this fun fold: Card Base (Real Red):  8" X 4-1/4", score at 5-1/2" Inside Layer (Highland Heather):  5-1/4" X 4" Front Layer (Basic White):  4-3/4" X 3-1/2" Top Layer (DSP):  4-5/8" X 3-3/8" Mini Envelope:  2-1/2" X 2-1/2" Scrap of Basic White card stock for the sentiment Little pieces (here I fussy cut hearts from the patterned paper) for the focal point To create the tiny envelope, line up opposite corners of the square along the 3/4" line on your trimmer.  Score across the square at this angle.  Do this on 3 sides. Product List Sweet Talk 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 157616 ] Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 102482 ] Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 146986 ] Basic White 8

Stamp Away the Winter Blues: In Person Event in January 2022

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I'm ready to stamp with you at my home again.  As I'm writing this the COVID numbers in Minnesota are not very good, so I will be limiting the number of attendees so that we can social distance.  I am limiting each hour to 3 people, so contact me soon for what works best for you! Well, COVID got me--at least I was exposed.  So I have rescheduled these events.  See the new times below.  Maybe you'll be available to join me! Stamp Away the Winter Blues  Contact me to reserve your 1 hour time slot! Rescheduled to Tuesday, January 25th Noon-3pm or 7pm-10pm What: See products from the January-June 2022 mini catalog See a few Sale-a-bration products Samples using those new products Sign up for my technique classes and choose a journal to hold your samples and notes from class Look at samples for my technique classes Receive copies of the January-June mini catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure (if you don't receive them directly from Stampin' Up!) Where: My house Cost: $

Techniques Class January 27-February 24, 2022

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I am offering technique classes using certain coloring tools. Sign up for 1 week or several weeks.  Sign up for 4 and the 5th is free! These classes will be held on 5 Thursdays at 2pm or 7pm at my house.  The daytime and evening classes will offer the same content.  Each class will feature a different Stampin' Up! tool and you will receive a sample of the tool at each class.  You'll find these tools on pages 128-129 in the annual catalog. When:  Thursday  January 27:  Blending Brush February 3:  Sponge Dauber February 10:  Blender Pen February 17:  Water Painter (which pen you receive will depend on the order in which you RSVP--there are 3 different sizes in 1 pack)--you will receive 1 painter. February 24:  Wink of Stella Where:   My House Cost: $20/class Please RSVP at least 1 week prior to each class.

Birthday using 2 Challenges--Freshly Made Sketch and Color Throwdown

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Once a month, I stamp with other demonstrators.  If we don't have a project to work on for our business, we like to create projects using the same sketch.  To offer more than one option this month, I found a color challenge we could work with as well.  I combined the two and made a lovely birthday card. Although the sketch offered is square, I opted for a standard A2 card.   Click on the graphic to see what others have created using this sketch. This is my first time using a Color Throwdown challenge.  I forgot about the silver element when designing my card, so my rhinestones will have to fill in for that 'color'. Click on the graphic to see what others have created using these colors. My Card Using a sponge dauber creates a different effect in coloring the flowers.  The floral images in the Blessing of Home stamp set are both quickly colored this way. I used the Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home dies which will be available on January 4, 2022.