Friday, October 31, 2008

Birthday For A Tweenage Girl

Sunday is my neice's 11th birthday, so I made this special card to go with her gift. I hope she likes it. I am really pleased with the result! I used paper piercing to accent the Wide Oval and a little Crystal Effects to make the balloons POP! On the inside of the card [not pictured], I used several alphabet and number sets to write a sentiment for her.

Photo one: Full card is one sheet of 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock
Photo two: Detail of the bottom of the card
Photo three: Detail of the decoration
Let me know what you think. I would love your feedback. Thanks!

Project Supplies:
Bitty Birthday Stamp Set
Just B Stamp Set
Contempo Alphabet Stamp Set [inside, not pictured]
Big Deal Numbers Stamp Set [inside, not pictured]
Short Order Alphabet Stamp Set [inside, not pictured]
Sweet Always Designer Series Paper
Regal Rose CS, Ink & Marker
Rose Red CS, Ink & Marker
Pumpkin Pie CS & Marker
Blush Blossom CS & Marker
Chocolate Chip Ink
Basic Brown Ink
Wide Oval Punch
Crafter's Tool Kit
Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Crystal Effects

Big Shot FRANKIE Z-Fold Card

Hi All! We are not much in to Halloween around my house, but I COULD NOT RESIST "Frankie". Isn't he soooo stinkin' cute!?!

I make absolutely no claim to this idea. If you look on and search Frankie, you will find a whole bunch of versions. I combined many of those and made slight variations to make mine. We did this card at my recent Stamp Camp and everyone LOVED it!!!

  • Fold the Pumpkin Pie card stock in half, using the bone folder to get a sharp crease. Then, fold back one side to make the “z-fold card.” Adhere Basic Black card stock on either side of the center fold.
  • Stamp “Happy Halloween” on the bottom of the z-fold side with Whisper White Craft Ink. Let dry.
  • Punching out your pieces… A) Use the Big Shot Machine and the Top Note Die to die-cut one and a half Top Notes: Lovely Lilac 2.5x5” and Green Galore 4x5“. B) Punch TWO 1 ¼” Whisper White circles. C) Punch TWO 1” Basic Black circles. D) Punch ONE 1-3/8” Green Galore Circle. E) Punch ONE Green Galore Large Oval.
  • Putting “Frankie” together: A) Cut his hair using the Paper Snips. With Lovely Lilac Ink, stamp “dots” all over hair. Adhere, leaving the bangs without any SNAIL on them. B) Eyes…Adhere Basic Black circles to Whisper White and using the Singo White Gel Pen add two lines to eyes. Cut Green Galore circle in half, ink with Green Galore ink pad and adhere as eyelids. Adhere entire eye underneath bangs. C) Nose…Cut the Green Galore large oval in half and then a bit on the sides. Adhere askew. D) Add stitches with journaling tip of Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Adhere Frankie to the top of card. Make sure the z-fold is under his face, not his hair to allow the card to open and shut.
Project Supplies:
All Holidays (#109397, p.142, $31.95)
Itty Bitty Backgrounds (#109507, p. 122, $12.95)
Pumpkin Pie: 11 x 4 ¼” (#105117, p.164, $5.50)
Green Galore: 4 x 5 ” & scrap (#101768, p.164, $5.50)
Lovely Lilac: 4 x 5” (#100427, p.164, $5.50)
Basic Black:2 - 2 ½ x 4” & scrap (#102851, p.163, $7.50)
Whisper White: scrap (#100730, p.163, $7.50)
Lovely Lilac Classic Stampin’ Pad® (#102874, p.164, $5.25)
Green Galore Classic Stampin’ Pad (#102122, p.164, $5.25)
Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731, p.163, $7.50)
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (#100082, p.163, $3.25)
Uni-ball Singo White Gel Pen (#105021, p.193, $3.95)
*Big Shot Machine (# 113439, Mini p. 27, $99.95)
*Stampin’ Up!‘s Top Note Bigz Die (# 113463, Mini p. 28, $21.95)
1” Circle Punch (# 109046, p. 188, $10.95)
1 ¼” Circle Punch (# 104403, p. 188, $15.95)
1-3/8” Circle Punch (# 104401, p. 188, $15.95)
Large Oval Punch (# 107305, p. 188, $15.95)
SNAIL Adhesive® (#104332, p.191, $6.95)
Paper Snips (#103579, p.192, $9.95)
Bone Folder (#102300, p.192, $6.95)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another Christmas Idea

Getting so excited!! There are just sixteen days until the BIG Christmas Stamp-A-Stack [click for detailed information]. I am sooooo looking forward to it! I still have a few spots available for it on November 15th from 1-4pm at my house. CONTACT ME to register by November 10th.

Here is yet another installment from LAST years BIG Christmas Stamp-A-Stack! So quick and easy! Enjoy!

Project Supplies:

Season of Joy Stamp Set
Wild Wasabi CS & Ink [retired]
Real Red CS & Ink
Silver Brads
Crafter's Tool Kit
Red Gingham Ribbon
SNAIL Adhesive

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BIG Deal on the Big Shot!! Plus, NEW Big Shot Club and exclusive Big Shot Class!

Dear Stampers -- I am right in love with my Big Shot, and I KNOW you will be to when you get your hands on one! And, boy do I have a deal for you! If you place an order for the Big Shot Starter Kit with Bag [click on it to see contents of kit] by October 31st, 8pm, you will recieve all of the following FREE with your Starter Kit.
  • Level 1 Hostess Set$25 from the current Catalog or Mini Catalog
  • Choose a die from the Mini Catalog from me! [up to $15.95!]
  • A Fall & Winter Catalog [If you have one, I will put you on my list for the next new one!]
  • Plus, a FREE class on learning how to use your BIG SHOT when it comes in. [All projects will utilize your kit!]

WOW!! That is a total of $85 in FREE merchandise and class fees with your purchase of the BIG SHOT Starter Kit with Bag !!!! Can't beat that deal!

You can place your order in one of two ways:

1) Order and pay for the BIG SHOT Starter Kit with Bag outright by Friday, October 31st, 8pm. You can call, 603-434-1024 or email me. [Please have your choice of hostess set, $25 merchandise, and free die all ready to go when you call. Thanks!]

2) Join the Big Shot Club and spread out your investment over four months. Call or email me for a contract.


WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Do you want to own the amazing BIG SHOT with all of the great dies and accessories, and the convenient and beautiful custom "doctor's bag?" Do you want them all, but just can't buy everything at the same time? The BIG SHOT Club is for you! The BIG SHOT Club is a way to have it all by spreading out your investment over four months. Best of all, you will also receive hostess benefits for the equivalent of a $250 workshop!

HOW DOES IT WORK? By joining the BIG SHOT Club, you agree to pay $71.50 (including shipping and handling) each month, over a period of four months. At the beginning of the four-month period, you may also pick a Hostess Set from Level 1 plus $25 worth of merchandise from the catalog. (You can even choose to use your hostess benefits to acquire additional dies for your BIG SHOT!) At the end of the four-month period, you will receive these hostess gifts plus the BIG SHOT Special Edition Starter Kit with Bag. If you have not previously received a catalog, you will receive one free when you join the club.

WHEN DO I START? Right away! The due dates for the monthly payments are the first day of each month. You may pay by check or by credit card, but I must receive payment by the first or I will charge the card you have on file.

HOW DO I GET MY ORDER? Orders may be picked up from me or may be mailed to a location most convenient for you. (Tax for addresses outside of NH will be additional, and will be applied where applicable.)

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the BIG SHOT Club, contact:

Julie Tupper

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

(603) 434-1024

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HOLIDAY IDEAS with Shelli!

Hi Stampers! If you have never had the pleasure of seeing Shelli Gardner [Stampin' Up! CEO] you are in for a treat!

[Interruption: The UPS guy is here! Yippee!!!!......I'm like the cats with hearing our van drive up the road. I can hear the UPS truck coming from a long way off and am in the window waiting for him to pull up! :-) ]

But I digress....Anyway, Shelli is fabulous! I saw her in person at Regionals last year. The woman has so much energy and enthusiasm. She was invited to do a spot for Studio 5 at KLS, a TV station in her area [Utah], for holiday themed decorations. Check out how the Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! is using her Big Shot!


Let me know if you see anything you like and want me to show you. :-) I would love to help teach you more Stampin' Techniques! Contact me here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Leaf Thank You Card - Stamped Collage Technique

I don't mean to skip right over fall cards! Here is one that I we just did at my New Catalog Stamp Camp last weekend and will do tomorrow at Round Two up north. It uses the Stamped Collage Technique
  • Fold your Ruby Red gift card and crease with Bone Folder.
  • Stamp leaves randomly over the Very Vanilla CS [Please keep leaves in their appointed colors: Maple Leaf – More Mustard, Birch Leaf – Ruby Red, Ash Leaf – Pumpkin Pie]
  • Sponge Pumpkin Pie Ink into the bare spots on the Very Vanilla CS.
  • Stamp “Thank You” with Chocolate Chip Ink in lower right hand corner.
  • Adhere Very Vanilla CS to Chocolate Chip CS with SNAIL.
  • Measure and cut three pieces of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon: 6 ½”, 4 ½” and 1” using the Craft & Paper Scissors. Adhere 6 ½” piece of ribbon with SNAIL across card front and tuck the ends underneath. Adhere card front to the Ruby Red gift card.
  • To make the bow: Apply ½” SNAIL to the center of 4 ½” piece of ribbon and fold the ends to the center. Apply SNAIL to the 1” piece of ribbon and wrap around the center of the 4 ½” piece. Adhere your bow to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot.
Project Supplies:
109300 With Gratitude $22.95 p109
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 p138
102259 Ruby Red Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p164
103162 More Mustard Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p164
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p164
100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p164
102030 Ruby Red 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $5.50 p164
102128 Chocolate Chip 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $5.50 p164
101650 Very Vanilla 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $7.50 p163
103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95 p191
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95 p191
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95 p192
101610 Sponges $3.50 p193
111365 Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon $6.95 p187
104152 Paper Cutter $24.95 p192
102642 Stampin’ Scrub $14.95 p192
102394 Stampin’ Mist $3.95 p192
102300 Bone Folder $6.95 p192

Faux Postage 2007 Stamp-A-Stack Card

Giving you another sample from last year's Big Christmas Stamp-A-Stack!
Click here to print off the Faux Postage onto your Very Vanilla CS and then trim with the Fiskar's Postage Scissors to create this unique look.
Project Supplies:
It's Snow Time Stamp Set[retired]
Supersized Snowflake [retired
Very Vanilla CS
Ruby Red CS, Ink & Marker
Old Olive CS, ink & Marker
Basic Black Ink
Fiskar's Postage Scissors [not SU!]

The BIG Christmas Stamp-A-Stack!

Come Stamp-a-Stack!

It is that time of year again, and I know that many of you have already asked the BIG QUESTION … "What am I going to do for my Christmas cards this year???" … Followed quickly by the lament, "I haven't had time to even think of a stamping idea, let alone buy the ingredients!" Never fear! I have heard your laments and I have the answer for you:


At the Stamp-a-Stack you will make ten beautiful, simple, easy-to-duplicate cards, each with a different design – all the ingredients will be pre-cut for you, the cards designed and displayed for you to copy, and even the envelopes are included – so by the end of the event, you'll have ten different cards that are ready to send and ten great ideas to use to make the rest of your Christmas cards! (Even if you already have an idea for this year's Christmas cards, come have a fun day out and play with all the latest Stampin' Up! products. :-)

This is a great event to invite a friend to! Make it a Girls' Day Out!

The cost for the Stamp-a-Stack is only $20, and the entire amount will be refunded with your purchase of $75 or more! (This is not a Stamp Camp, so the registration fee applies for Stamper's Club members as well.) Your purchase will also earn you raffle tickets for the Mystery Hostess Raffle, which is potentially over $100 in free stampin' products!

Here are the details:
When: Saturday, November 15th
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: My House, 4R Deca Circle, Derry, N.H.
R.S.V.P HERE....As soon as you can :-)

NOTE: Spots fill up quickly, so sign up right away! Adults only, please (Or teens 13 and above). Your spot will be reserved upon receipt of your registration fee. (Your fee must be paid when you register, no exceptions.) Class fees are non-refundable, but registrations may be transferred if you find someone else to attend in your place. You're going to love the Stamp-a-Stack, so register today to make sure that you don't miss out on this fun event! I can't wait to hear from you!

Samples from last years Big Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

This year's BIG CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK is just around the corner on Saturday, November 15th! Email me if you want to register. The cost for ten different ideas is $20!
This is one of the cards we made last year! If you like this style and want to use a different tree, for instance from the current "Snow Swirled" or "Lovely As A Tree" stamp sets, we used the stamp off technique to get the two shades of trees. Simply stamp your tree twice before re-inking!
Product Supplies:
Solumn Stillness Stamp Set [retired]
Brocade Blue CS
Night of Navy Ink
Silver Encore Ink
Whisper White Ink
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Silver Cord

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Brilliant Blue Snowmen Christmas Card

Brilliant Blue Snowmen Christmas Card
You will need the following CS: 8-1/2"x 4-1/4" Brilliant Blue CS, 8-1/2"x 4-1/4" Whisper White CS, 3-1/2"x4-1/2" Vellum Paper, 4-1/4"x5-1/2" Bashful Blue CS, Scrap piece of Whisper White and Bashful Blue.

1) Fold your Whisper White and Brilliant Blue gift cards and crease each with Bone Folder.
2) Cut a window in the Brilliant Blue CS by using your Paper Cutter and cutting 3/4" from the edge of all sides. Repeat with 4-1/4"x5-1/2" Bashful Blue CS.
3) Stamp "Small Snowflake" in Brilliant Blue Ink randomly over card front.
3) Ink “Snowmen” with VersaMark and stamp onto 3-1/2"x 4-1/2” piece of Vellum Paper. Sprinkle with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat with Heat Tool. [Tip: Be careful not to burn the paper or yourself!]. Then, color the snowmen with Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue and Only Orange Stampin’ Write Markers. Allow to dry.
4) Adhere Vellum to the back of Brilliant Blue CS window with SNAIL and then adhere Bashful Blue CS over the Vellum to cover the back/inside front cover.
5) Punch three flowers from scrap Bashful Blue CS with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. Adhere together with SNAIL. Stamp “a very merry Christmas to you” in Black StazOn Ink onto scrap Whisper White CS. Punch out with 1- 3/8” Circle Punch. Stamp “small snowflake” twice on the 1-3/8” circle. Adhere the 1-3/8” circle to the “flower snowflake” and, then to the bottom right near the snowmen.
6) Adhere gift cards together to make a trifold card. Trim as needed, so that the card closes properly.7) Stamp “small snowflake” in Brilliant Blue Ink and “Medium Snowflake” in Bashful Blue Ink randomly on the inside of your card.
8) Stamp “May the True Spirit…” saying stamp to inside with Brilliant Blue Ink.

Project Supplies:
111648 Holiday Lineup $21.95 p36
111690 Snow Swirled $24.95 p32
111604 Best Yet Hostess p18
100691 Brilliant Blue Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p164
105209 Bashful Blue Classic Ink Pad $5.25 p165
111837 Black StazOn Ink Pad $5.25 p162
100057 Brilliant Blue Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25 p164
105111 Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25 p165
100051 Only Orange Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25 p164
100721 Brilliant Blue 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $5.50 p164
105120 Bashful Blue 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $5.50 p165
100730 Whisper White 8-½” x 11” Cardstock $7.50 p163
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95 p191
109041 5-Petal Flower Punch $15.95 p188
104401 1-3/8” Circle Punch $15.95 p188
104152 Paper Cutter $24.95 p192
102642 Stampin’ Scrub $14.95 p192
102394 Stampin’ Mist $3.95 p192
102300 Bone Folder $6.95 p192
Heat Tool, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Powder Pals

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Promotions, Announcements and LIMITED TIME SPECIALS

Hi Stampers!

I am sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been soooooooo busy! It is crazy. I get to the end of my days and wonder, "where did the time go?" I do have some fabulous ideas to post, so check back frequently. I am going to TRY to get those on here for you soon.

This month so many exciting things are going on. Please make sure to read this and check my website for up to date promotions and Limited-Time Specials. You won't want to miss these great deals!

***Stampin' Up is celebrating World Card Making Day by offering a fantastic 20% off of the Card Elements and Card Kits! These items have been so popular and now is the time to stock up. This promotion ONLY goes through October 11th! Place your order TODAY by calling or emailing me OR go to my web-site and click on SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner! I am offering a free set of hand made cards from me as a "thank you" for your order between now and Oct.11th!

***Everybody has a birthday, including Stampin'Up! Celebrate with us for our 20th Birthday Bash by taking advantage of the select birthday sets on sale right now. Check out the flyer at HERE

Item # Page # Description Retail Price 20% Off Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 CumpleaƱos genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)* $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.16
111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36

***Thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator? It is a FABULOUS way to do what you love, while earning free Stampin' items and sharing your love of stamping with others. I would love to have you as part of my team and if you sign to become a demonstrator in the month of October, I will help you get started with a FREE stamp set [value up to $29.95] from the current catalog! Also, see if the $99 Starter Kit Promotion is for you by checking out the flyer HERE . Talk to me today to find out all about this great opportunity!

***Spots are still available for my STAMP CAMP on Saturday, October 18th form 1-4 pm at my house. Please contact me to sign up and register.

***Come say "hi" to me at Calvary Christian Schools Holiday Craft Fair Fundraiser! It is on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH. I will be demonstrating fabulous ideas, have fantastic specials for the day and a gift basket give away!

***KEEP THE DATE for my BIG CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK on Saturday, November 15th at my house in Derry. More details to come!

I hope you all are having a great fall season! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Stampin,
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