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January 2010

Glitter Window

I {Heart} Hearts!!!!  I love this NEW stamp set.  Here's another card we'll be making in my class next Wednesday and Thursday.

I punched the large heart out first, then used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig (one of my FAVORITE tools) to stamp the BE MINE BE MINE BE MINE....perfectly.  Put some clear packing tape behind the heart punch out with the sticky side to the front of the card.  Sprinkle with DAZZLING DIAMONDS GLITTER and TAA DAA!!!  Easy peasy!

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Stamps

Sweetheart

I {Heart} Hearts

Sprinkles

Ink

Pink Passion

Accessories

Lg Heart Punch

Packing Tape

Dazzling Diamonds

Stamp-a-ma-Jig

Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (10”)

Cardstock

Pretty in Pink   11 x 4 1/4 Scored

White   4 x 3 3/4 & 2 1/2 x 2 1/2

Pink Passion    4 x 5 1/4

 

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What's cookin' GOOD LOOKIN'?

I cased this card - so I can't take the credit for it - but how cute is this???  We'll be making this one at my Valentine Class on Wednesday and Thursday!

I don't know why...but my camera turned the chef hat from gray to green...it's really gray.

When you pull the platter lid up.....

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...it reveals the secret message!!!!

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Here's the details:

Stamps

All Year Cheer III

Three Little Words

Viola

 

Ink

Black

 

Accessories

Heart To Heart Punch

Pinking Hearts Punch

Markers:  Red & Going Gray

Craft Knife & Matt

 

Cardstock

Black    Base

Real Red   5 1/2 x 4

Going Gray   3/4” strips

DSP   Scraps

Basic Gray    Scraps

Directions:

  • Stamp your pudgy chef dude on the white layer;
  • Stamp his pants on Designer Paper, cut out and adhere;
  • Punch some hearts and add flare to your card;
  • Color in his scrarf and cuff with Real Red Marker & hat with Going Gray Marker;
  • Cut a slit with the craft knife in the platter;
  • Stamp "I Love You" on Going Gray strip (I used Kraft on the sample - like the Going Gray better);
  • Adhere this strip to the platter lid and insert through slit;
  • Take a small strip of cardstock and adhere it to the back of the stripgoing the opposite way (like a "T") to make sure it doesn't come out of the slit when it's pulled up;
  • Punch the bottom of the Real Red layer with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch;
  • Be careful when you adhere the white card front to the red layer - keep the adhesive away from your secret message or it won't work! 
  • Adhere to card front and TAA DAA!

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Vintage Joy Fold

OOOOO LA LA!  Isn't this Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pretty???

I made this card for a swap....It's called a Joy Fold.


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Here's the inside:
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Would you like to make this card with ease?  OF COURSE SILLY!!! Here's the details!

Dimensions:

Rich Razzleberry 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" - score at 3"

Crushed Curry 7" x 3" - score at 4"

Very Vanilla 1 at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 at 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper:  2 at 4" x 2 3/4"

Ingredients:

Stamp Set:  Vintage Vogue

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry; Crushed Curry

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry; Crushed Curry; Very Vanilla; Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Accessories:  Small, Large & Wide Oval Punches; Dimensionals; Scallop Border Trim Punch (FREE); Sponge; Rich Razzleberry Marker

Directions:

  • Cut and score all cardstock as indicated above;
  • Stamp "F" on small Vanilla layer;
  • Punch out a Wide Oval on a scrap of cardstock (CS);
  • Mask the "F" and sponge;
  • Stamp flower and vine images as shown on card;
  • Stamp inside Vanilla layer as shown - stamping off with the flower before stamping on layer;
  • Sponge edges of Vanilla CS with Rich Razzleberry ink;
  • Stamp vines in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry colored DSP;
  • Adhere all layers to card as shown;
  • Using the marker - ink up "Life Happens" - stamp and punch with Small Oval Punch - layer onto Large Oval Punch;
  • Use 1 Dimensional on the left and adhere to cardfront with the card closed for proper placement;
  • The oval holds the card closed....TAAAA DAAAA!

 

Did you know that anything above that is highlighted in BLUE is a link to the product that's highlighted???  Try it - it's pretty cool!

Now - get back to your stamping!

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Sending LOVE Choo Choo!

"Hi, my name is Kelly and I'm a Sending-Love-Aholic!!!"  LOL!

Here's another adorable project using my FAVORITE new paper!

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This Train of LOVE comes from my fellow demo - the talented and insanely creative Grechen!  I just knew I had to make one too!  Don't you just LOVE these new Sending Love Epoxy Brads???

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Sending Love in a Gift Box!!!!

OK - I'm obsessed with this designer paper!!!!  I can't get enough of it!  Glad I ordered 3 packs for my little addiction....LOL!

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Isn't this little beauty delicious????  I had a blast making it!  It's original use was to hold 2 cupcakes...but I'm using it for a gift box for a special friends' birthday loot!  I'm thinking a small jar candle decorated up to match and a pair of diva earrings!  HOW FUN!

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Ingredients:

Stamps:  Whimsical Words
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla; Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Wide Oval Punch; Word Window Punch; Eyelet Border Punch; Real Red Corduroy Buttons; Sticky Strip; 1 3/8 Circle Punch

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Party Favors!

How stinkin' cute are these????  OK - so I had this brainstorm late last night.  I had to go to Hobby Lobby this morning to drop off my class bulletin board...which should have been there last Wednesday..but that's another story!  Anyways, last night as I finished my "Cards for Kids" cards - I thought up the idea of making some Valentine party favors for my Computer Training Downline meeting today.  So I picked up some cute suckers, M&M's and floral foam.  Rushed home and the cardstock started flying!!!

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Do you want the directions to this SUPER SIMPLE box?  OF COURSE YOU SILLY WOMAN!!!!

  1. First I cut my floral foam - it came in a block that was 2 1/2" wide - so I cut it at 2 1/2" and had a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" block.
  2. Real Red Cardstock cut 7" x 10 1/2"
  3. Score with the 7" edge at the top of your paper cutter - at 2 1/2"
  4. Turn your cardstock and score with the 10 1/2" edge at the top of your paper cutter - at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"
  5. Cut where shown in the photo below - apply a little Sticky Strip to the 1/2" tab and WAAAA LAAAA!!!  Embellish as desired!
  6. Insert the floral foam in your box and cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" to cover the foam.  I punched some holes in the cardstock so I could insert the sucker sticks.

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I also made the little cards with the Heart Shaped Sweet Treat Cups.  I punched various shaped hearts from the Sending Love Designer Paper and sprinkled them all over the table too!  All these items made our table a little more festive!  We drew names and the winners took them home!!!!

And of course - I had to take a photo!

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Join My Secret Stamper Group!!!

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Who loves getting handmade cards in the mail…how much fun would it be to get a couple every month???  Even more fun to get it from your SECRET STAMPER!!!!!  If you’d like to join – please read on:

Here’s how it works:   You need to send two (2) hand-stamped cards per month.  Please send them separately, not in the same envelope.  Your two cards per month can include birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. It is optional to send more than two cards a month.  It is also optional to send small items, such as stamped images, papers, patterns, stamping supplies, etc. as gifts.  This card exchange will run from February through June.

To keep it a secret, you don’t sign your name on the card – you sign it “Secret Stamper.”  Please use a post-it note or piece of paper so the card can be recycled!!!  Make sure to add an extra $0.20 if you think your card will get caught in the postal machines or has any bulk in it.  These get returned to me by the PO and I have to pay the extra postage.

In July, 2010 we will have a Secret Stamper Reveal Party where you can reveal yourself to your Secret Stamper.  Each stamper should bring their own beverage and a dish to pass.  We’ll bring all of the cards received for a show-and-tell.  If you are unable to attend, you can reveal yourself in your last card in June.

If you would like to join in the fun, please complete and email the form below to me by January 31st.  I’ll keep the original form for my records and send a copy to your Secret Stamper so they have some ideas for your cards.  Just copy the info below into a new email – fill it in and email back to me with SECRET STAMPER in the subject line.  Make sure you get a confirmation from me that I’ve received it too.

If you have any stamping friends who are interested, please forward this to them and they join us.  Ask them to be sure to let me know who “referred” them so I don’t match the two of you up!

Last, but NOT LEAST:  Please don’t sign up if you are not going to follow through with your commitment.

Deadline to sign up is January 27th.

Copy and paste this info into an email to me (kelly@astampabove.com) - use SECRET STAMPER in the subject line:

Secret Stamper Information sheet

Date:   

Name:

Address:

City/State/Zip: 

Phone Number:

E-mail address:

Birthday: Age:     Anniversary:

How long have you been stamping?

Favorite stamp companies?

Favorite colors?

Favorite technique?

Work?

Hobbies?

Other information you’d like to share (kids, pets, etc.):

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Haitian Diaster Relief!!!!

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In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin' Up! demonstrators have stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others --especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. So it was not surprising that so many demonstrators have contacted the home office in the past week asking what the plan is.

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. As a Stampin' Up! customer, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing, and more importantly selling, the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.  

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set purchased will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relif and Dvelopment Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

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There's a matching wheel too - the I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel - item #117084 for $8.50:

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Go to my Stampin' Up! Store to place your order:

My Store

Here's a few tantalizing samples made with the stamp set and wheel that I received on my Leadership trip:
 

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TEAM Holiday Party!

OPPS - I forgot to share photos from the "A Stamp Above" TEAM Holiday Party!

With the Starter Kit Promotion in full swing...I thought this would be a GREAT opportunity to show you how much fun we have and what you're missing!!!!

Join my team and you can come have a FABULOUS time too!

Some of us participated in a gift exchange - here's Linda with her INCREDIBLE gift!!!

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Patty & Kristi working on their Make-N-Takes!


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We played a version of Bunco - we called STAMPO! Patty, Kathy, Donna & Linda had a BLAST!


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And I made up a game of Stamptionary - just like pictionary, but with stamping as it's theme!  Here's Doris and doesn't that look like the Baroque Motifs stamp set she drew to you???


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Everyone enjoyed making these Make-N-Takes with NEW Occasions Mini Catalog supplies!


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The gift I received - for the exchange - a little box with matching cards!


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