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December 2010

Ribbon Flower Tutorial!


I had so much fun making this flower and I love the new stamp set - Thanks for Caring coming to you January 4th in the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog!!

Here's what I did with the inside:


Here's the ingredients:

Stamps:Thanks for Caring Ink: Rich Razzleberry  Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Dimensionals; Pearls; Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon (20 1/2"); Elegant Lines Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Mini Glue Dots; Sticky Strip; 1 3/8" Circle Punch; Heat Tool

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry  4 1/4 x 11 – scored @ 5 1/2"; Very Vanilla  4 1/4  x 2 & 4 x 5 1/4 (inside); Scraps:  Very Vanilla

And here's how you can make this beautiful flower!!!

#1 Start with 5/8" Satin Ribbon - I used Rich Razzleberry.  You'll need 16".  Cut your ribbon at 1" intervals up to the edge seam as shown below:


#2 Cut off the seam on the side and curve the edges of your 1" segments as shown below:


UPDATE:  I'm happy to tell you that my DL, Shelley Olson made a bunch of these and she put her ribbon on the sticky strip circle and THEN used the Heat Tool to make it curl up - it was much easier!!!  THANKS Shelley for that tip!


#3 Use your heat tool to make the ribbon curl up...this takes some be patient!  Use the end of your scissors or your paper piercing tool to hold your ribbon in place while you're heating it.


#4 Punch out a 1 3/8" Circle from matching cardstock and cover it with Sticky Strip.  Our Adhesive Sheets of Sticky Strip would be so much easier here...but I didn't have any.  Guess what's on my next order?


#5 Start placing your ribbon around the circle....scrunching it at times to go around the edge of the circle.


#6 Continue with the ribbon as shown below:


 #7 Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the last center petal:


#8 Top your flower off with a Pearl Jewel and you've got a beauty!!!


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Get Well & Sympathy Card Class!!!

These cards are always needed at a moments' notice....come stock up on Get Well & Sympathy cards next week at Hobby Lobby.


WHEN:  Wednesday, January 5th

WHERE:  Hobby Lobby - Oshkosh

TIME:  10 am or 6 pm

COST:  $15

Call or email to register by Jan 3rd! 

CORRECTION:  I made a boo-boo.....I know...just one in a long line of many - LOL!  I listed the HUGE Sale-A-Bration promotion as starting on January 4th.....OH starts January 25th!!!  DANG!  In all my excitement - I just overlooked that little detail.  Sorry about that. 

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And the WINNER is....


Each month I host a contest for my downline - they submit their creations and I usually let them vote for their favorite on my TEAM BLOG...but this month I let all of you vote!!!!  Here were the entries that you could vote for:  CONTEST CARDS

Thanks to all of you that took the time to vote!

And the WINNER is....drumroll please???

Cindy Ehlers of Neillsville, Wisconsin

Congratulations Cindy!!!!  She will get to choose $25 in Stampin' Up! merchandise of her choice on me!!!

Here's Cindy's winning card:

December 3 
Stamps:  Snow Swirled
Ink:  Silver Metallic Ink
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Silver
Accessories:  White Grossgrain ribbon, silver cord, Iridescent Ice Embossing, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
Night of Navy:  2 1/2 x 3 1/4; 3 x 1 1/2; 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

If you'd like to have the opportunity to win this contest - order your starter kit today and you'll qualify to participate too ; - )

Order your starter kit HERE

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Punch Bunch Sneak Peek!!!

How stinkin' cute is this???  I love cards that move and this one reveals a fabulous birthday greeting, packaged in a present!!!


The little owl is actually a stamp from the NEW Punch Bunch stamp set coming to you in the Sale-A-Bration mini's ABSOLUTELY FREE starting January 4th!!!!  When you make a $50 merchandise purchase from January 25th - March 31st you can choose from:

  • 4 specially designed stamp sets
  • Designer Series Paper &  Accent Pack
  • Ribbon & Button Pack
  • Chalkboard Decor Elements
  • Digital CD
  • 69 stamp sets in the catalog


Here's the inside of this card - adorable!!!


 This ribbon and Designer Series Paper comes to you from the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack and the matching Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack - ALSO FREE!!

The card base is 9 x 3 1/4 scored at 2 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to make the card pocket.  The present top is 3 x 4 1/4 - folded in half to create the top.  The insert is 3 x 3 1/2.  Attach the present top with a Glimmer Brad on one side for the hinge.  The bow is made from oval punches.  Use the Small Oval punch first and then punch with the Large Oval Punch - glue all your oval outlines together with Liquid Glue and Waaa Laaa!!!

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Come to Minneapolis with me!!!


Hey Stampers - wanna come to Minneapolis with me for a super fun overnight getaway??? 

Right now - I have 13 of my demonstrators coming!  Stampin' Up! is hosting a Regional Convention and you can join in on the fun too!!! 

We'll be carpooling and leaving on Friday around 1pm - returning on Saturday night.  You'll enjoy staying at the Hilton Garden Inn for a super low price and participating in a shoebox swap with my Team and my friend Dawn's team on Friday night.  We'll enjoy the Stampin' Up! regional on Saturday and then head home....

Here's the details from Stampin' Up!:


Bring a Guest to the Minneapolis, MN Regional Seminar
December 21, 2010

We are pleased to announce that you may invite a guest to attend the Minneapolis, Minnesota regional seminar with you! Whether your guest is an avid stamper or just starting out, she'll enjoy trying out stamping techniques and creating Make & Take projects.

The Minneapolis seminars will be held: 
Friday, February 11
Saturday, February 12

Registration will remain open for demonstrators and guests until January 19, 2011 or until all allotted spaces are filled.

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Gift Exchange!

I just had to share some of the gifts that were exchanged at my Team Christmas party earlier this month!  This Santa face was attached to a coffee mug and held a candle - how adorable!

Here's a set of clear ornaments with rolled up strips of Designer Paper - isn't this fun???


This tissue box cover is so elegant - at first I thought it was wooden - but it's just made of cardstock!!!


And who doesn't love a covered note pad and matching pen set???


And now I have to share a "OMGosh - what have you done!" moment - LOL!  I came home last week to find my darling daughter in my stamping dungeon (all bundled up (it's freezing down here) - she braved the steep stairs with her crutches and brace - OH MY!)  She was working on her Spanish project.  She had to make a timeline of her life...being the incredibly talented crafter that she is...she had to use some of mom's tools for the project.  The "OMGosh" part has to do with the Designer Paper she chose to brand new samples of Sale-A-Bration paper!!!!  Those of you that are demo's can totally relate to my hystaria - we are only allowed to prepurchase one pack of this paper so we can get rolling on making samples for the upcoming promotion....and my kid used all three sheets in this design - LOL!!!!

Yea - I know you're all chuckling!  I didn't flip out....I just reminded her of the the TWO HUGE BOXES of retired designer paper that I have available for her to use anytime!!!!  Here's her project - it did turn out super cute - and she did get an "A" - but I'm sure that would have happened with last years' version of paper too!


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Presents - OH MY!!!!

So busy making Christmas gifts this last week!  I sat down and made all the panels for 8 of these collages - how fun - REALLY!  I found the original idea from fellow demo Connie - I just love these!


Here's one that's finished.  Hailey made it for her boyfriends' mom for Christmas...don't you love the black & white photos of her kids when they were little???

Here's a close up...


My step-daughter Stephanie was the luck recipient of one of my collages...


Wishing you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Tags, Tags & More Tags!

Merry Christmas EVE!!!  I'm up north with my wonderful family...playing cards, playing with my computer...playing with Hailey's new Wii game (Price is Right) eating, eating, eating...and more eating!  Homemade waffles and bacon for breakfast, wild rice soup and slopping Joe's for lunch and we'll be munching on shrimp cocktail and playing cards tonight!!! fun are homemade tags???  I shared my snowman tags with you last week...with the promise of more tags.  Well - you know, time just got away from me.  I've been soooo busy getting ready for Christmas that I didn't have time to post for you.  I will try to get my butt in gear and show you what I've been spending my time on for the last week.

Here are the tags from my TEAM Christmas party - some of us participated in a Gift Tag Swap - and I have to tell you - they came in super handy - I used every single one of them on my gifts.  My sister-in-law Barbie - just texted me this morning....she said "Kel seriously these r the best gift tags I have ever seen - I will keep them always!"  Was it worth the hours I spent making them?  YOU BET!  Here's what mine looked like on my packages:

Here are the tags that everyone else made....super cute ideas!!!



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Filled with LOVE!


Who doesn't love free Stampin' Up! products?  When you purchase the "Filled with Love" bundle - you'll get FREE bitty buttons. These clear embellishments are the perfect touch to your valentine treats and cards!


Here's the adorable stamp set:

Stamp set 

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From December 17, 2010, through January 24, 2011, your can get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons (a $4.95 value) when you purchase a Filled with Love Bundle. The Filled with Love Bundle contains the Filled with Love Stamp Set (in wood- or clear-mount) and the exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack. When combined with the Bitty Buttons, you'll have the makings for some adorable Valentine's cards & little gift ideas, like the ones below:

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If you'd like to order any of these products - you can go shopping right now:


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Let it snow...let it snow...let it SNOW!!!


Don't ya just want to go out and play in the snow??? These tags were so fun to make!  My TEAM Christmas party was last weekend - part of the fun was a TAG SWAP.  Thanks to my friend, France, I used her adorable sledding snowman for mine!


The base of this tag is the 2 Tags Die - again...I just can't stop using this one!  The Boho Flower Punch helped with the hands...the Modern Label with the boots.  Some Circle & Oval punches finished the job!

I love punch art and this definately qualifies!  Watch in the next few days for more GREAT tags from the swap.

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