Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Come, Play, Create!

Come see the NEW catalog!
Play with the NEW "Love You Bunches" Bundle!
Create something fantastic to take home and show off!

What a December! I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Let's start the new year off together with a fresh start and a fresh NEW look at some really fun NEW products. Stampin' Up! never ceases to amaze me with the beautiful NEW things that they come up with for us. Come and spend an evening with me browsing the NEW catalog, learning and stamping!


When: Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 pm
Where: My House, 4R Deca Circle, Derry, NH
Cost: FREE
RSVP to this email or (603) 434-1024 by Friday, January 16th

I look foward to hearing from you soon! See you there!
***Also, please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the new catalog, $9.95. It will be available January 18th. Reserve your copy and I will have it ready for you when it arrives to me! Let me know if you want me to send you one [there will be a shipping charge]. Current club members can purchase their copy for $5.00 [just another fantastic reason to be a club member!].
*** is a fantastic time to have your own workshop! Have a Girl's Night Out to break away from the winter hum-drum. Book yours by Monday, January 5th and receive your choice of 10% off your order at your workshop OR a set of 4 hand-stamped Thank You cards & envelopes from me! See below available dates. If you don't see a date that works then just ask. :-)

Thursday, January 15th
Friday, January 16th
Thursday, January 22nd
Monday, January 26th
Tuesday, January 27th
Thursday, January 29th

I look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hi Stampers,

I want to wish you all a blessed Christmas! We are celebrating in several different states this year and taking a little hiatis. Enjoy your Christmastide celebrations. I will be back up and running after the new year with some fabulous new products and ideas!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Poinsettia Punch Card

Poinsettia plants remind me of my grandmother, Grammy Nash. She was fabulous! And she loved Christmas time and the real reason for the holiday. She was a wonderful lady, and I still miss her. She went to the Lord in 1986, but I still think of her often. Her impact on my life was significant and I look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. Merry Christmas, Grammy!

This card is not a traditional poinsettia, but I like it's simplicity. This was one of the Stamp-A-Stack favorites for my attendees. It uses the 5-Petal Flower Punch to make the poinsettia!
Poinsettia Punch Card
Stamp Sets:
Sincere Salutations (#105156, p.140, $20.95)
Classic Stampin’ Pad®, Real Red (#103133, p.164, $5.25)
I WISH Simply Scrappin’ Kit, Designer Series Paper, (#112193, p.174, $19.95)
Old Olive Card Stock, 4¼”x 11” (#100702, p.164, $5.50)
Real Red Card Stock, scrap(#102482, p.164, $5.50)
Barely Banana Card Stock, Scrap (#102701, p.165, $5.50)
Whisper White Envelope, Medium (#107301, p.167, $6.50)
5 Petal Flower Punch (#109041, p.188, $15.95)
1/8 ” Circle Punch (#101227, p.188, $8.95)
Mini Glue Dots® (#103683, p.191, $4.95)
¼” Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red (#109052, p.186, $7.95)
Comments: Fold the Old Olive CS in half and adhere the DSP at the bottom of the card using SNAIL. Tie your ribbon. Stamp “Holiday Greetings” in Real Red Ink near the top. Punch two Real Red flowers with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. Crease the petals of one flower, scuff with Real Red Ink, layer flowers and adhere to bottom right of DSP. Punch three 1/8” circles from Barely Banana CS. [Open the paper catcher on the punch to retrieve your dots.] Roll up a Mini Glue Dot for each circle and adhere to flower.

Christmas Wreath is cold and snowing outside. Very beautiful! My family, as well as many others in my area, are still without power from last weeks ice storm. We are praying that our pipes hold out and DO NOT freeze. This is day SIX without power. All is well, but I didn't count on losing a full week just before Christmas. Much to do! Much to do! And, it is hard to stamp and scrapbook in the dark. :-(

At any rate, here is another Stamp-A-Stack creation. I love using non-traditional stamp sets for Christmas card creations. This card uses the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set! LOVE IT! Totally not my idea. But, I saw the idea on by searching Christmas Wreath. Check it out. You will be blown away at all the variations and ideas.

Christmas Wreath
Stamp Sets:
Holidays & Wishes (#109431, p.146, $17.95)
Heartfelt Thanks (#105429, p.87, $30.95)
Craft Stampin’ Pad®, Whisper White (#101731, p.163, $7.50)
Classic Stampin’ Pad®, Always Artichoke (#105219, p.165, $5.25)
Classic Stampin’ Pad®, Mellow Moss (#102774, p.165, $5.25)
Classic Stampin’ Pad®, Riding Hood Red (#111836, p.162, $5.25)
Riding Hood Red Card Stock, 4 ¼” x 11” (#111348, p.162, $5.50)
Always Artichoke Card Stock, 4 ¼” x 3 ¾” (#105119, p.165, $5.50)
Chocolate Chip Card Stock, 2 ½” x 1 ¾” (#102128, p.164, $5.50)
Whisper White Card Stock, 3 ½” x 4” (#100730, p.163, $7.50)
Whisper White Envelope, Medium (#107301, p.167, $6.50)
Tafetta Ribbon, Riding Hood Red, 7” (#111365, p.187, $6.95)
Crafter’s Tool Kit, Paper Piercing (#104310, p.191, $39.95)
Mini Glue Dots® (#103683, p.191, $4.95)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430, p.191, $3.95)
Wide Oval Punch (#112082, p.188, $15.95)
Crystal Effects (#101055, p.191, $6.25)

Comments: Fold your Riding Hood Red CS. With Mellow Moss Ink on Whisper White CS, stamp the “solid flower stamp” to create the wreath. Then, stamp the “lined flower” image using Always Artichoke ink and the “dot” using Riding Hood Red Ink. Create your bow and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere the stamped layer to the Always Artichoke CS using SNAIL adhesive. Then, adhere that to gift card front. Stamp ”Merry Christmas” using Whisper White Ink on Chocolate Chip CS. Punch out with the Wide Oval Punch. Using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, pierce holes in your oval. Adhere with Dimensionals. Gently add Crystal Effects to the “berries” on the wreath. Allow to dry.

Monday, December 15, 2008

December Ice Storm

Ice! Ice! Ice!

Well, we faired through the ice storm with minimal damage. However, we are still without power after almost FIVE days! I am in shock! We have lost all our food in the freezer and refridgerator, and our lives are spread, at the moment, between three different states! Our house is 38 degrees INSIDE!

I am so thankful to the Lord for protecting and providing for my family throughout the past days. He is the only one in control. His glory was all around us with the beauty from the storm. We are in awe with His power. I pray that we can go home soon.

Here are some cool shots that we took on Friday morning.

Three birds dared the cold and "rain" to go to "jail" to get some bird food. Thought this was a very cool shot!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Retired Sets + 10% Discount + FREE shipping = FABULOUS SAVINGS!

Hello Stampers!

I am excited to bring you BIG news from Stampin' Up! Read on for two fabulous holiday deals. Discounted sets + FREE shipping!!!


As you may know, the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog will be arriving in January -- I can't wait to see what they have in store! So, to make room for all the great new products they have announced a list of retiring stamp sets. The link is pasted below so that you can check it out and make sure that you've ordered everything on your "must have" list.

RETIRED LIST - Alphabetical
RETIRED LIST - Numerical

However, that's not the big news ... For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is offering a 10% discount on ALL of their retiring sets! That's right! From today until December 23rd, all retiring stamp sets are 10% off! Note: the retiring stamp sets will be available until January 18, but the discount is only available until December 23.

RETIRED LIST - 10% Discount

And that's not all the news ... FREE SHIPPING!

From now until December 23rd, Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping! On any workshop order, club order, or customer order of $70 or more, you will receive FREE SHIPPING! Add that to the deal they're offering for the discounted stamp sets, and that all adds up to a very merry holiday season!

Contact me today to take advantage of these great deals!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Merry Christmas,
Julie Tupper Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
4R Deca Circle Derry, NH 03038 (603) 434-1024
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Die-cut Pacific Point Snowflake Card

One of my all time favorite cards! I just love, love, love the simplicity with the snowflakes in the background and the BIG snowflake in the foreground. I used the JUMBO Bold Snowflakes wheel to decorate the background of the card and I die-cut Snowflake #2 with the Big Shot. SOOOOOO SLICK! This is one of the Stamp-A-Stack cards. A big hit!
Project Supplies:
Snow Swirled Stamp Set
Bold Snowflakes Jumbo Wheel
Pacfic Point CS
Brilliant Blue Jumbo Cartridge
Whisper White Craft Ink
1/8" Circle Punch
Rhinestone Brads - Ice
Jumbo Wheel Handle
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Snowflake #2 Die
Pacific Point Striped Ribbon

Saturday, December 6, 2008

3-D Fish Tank Fun

For the past week my daughter has been asking, nagging, begging me to make her a fish tank. "Just like the one we saw, Mom. You know the one. Pleeeeeeeeeeeasssssssssssssssssse!" Oh my, how can I resist? My daughter begging to stamp with me!?! Only, I kept stalling. I could not quite figure out how I wanted to go about it to make it just right.

Today, I told her this morning was the time to finally do it. My only problem is that when I am creating on the fly [without a template or picture to copy] I need music, no kids, no phone. [That is why I generally do my best work at 11pm!] However, today is a family Saturday...a pajama day....a day that we have not had in a long time, so to shoooo everyone away was not an option. So, "E" stamped and created a variety of items [fish food] for her fish tank, while I created the tank itself. With my husband's music blaring from the stereo and "Mommy, why are you doing that?" "Mommy, what is that for?" "Mommy, can I help?" Sigh..."yes, of course.", it took 2-1/2 hours for us to finalize it, but here is the final creation.

I know it may seem that I am complaining, but I do not intend to do so. I am blessed with my family and I love them so much! I love to stamp with "E", but for some reason this morning I was all stressed about it. Sigh....good memories, right? I hope this creation lasts a long time for her to enjoy. My fabulous husband thought it was "very cool." Phew!

  • The window is made with a Large Cello bag, hair gel & glitter. I didn't have an zip-loc bags big enough, so I SNAILed and Sticky Taped it shut REALLY tight to make sure we didn't have a leak in the fish tank. The "water" is layered between the outside Tempting turquoise layer and the inside Whisper White front layer with TONS of Sticky Tape. Great stuff!
  • Next time, I think I might add some fish inside with the "water." That way there are some that float around!
  • This is a free standing 3-D project, so that "E" can feed the fish!
Project Supplies:
Life's A Breeze Stamp Set
Something Fishy Jumbo Wheel
Brilliant Blue Ink, CS & Jumbo Wheel Cartridge
Tempting Turquoise CS
Whisper White CS
Pink Passion Ink
Only Orange Ink
YoYo Yellow Ink
Garden Green Ink & CS
Stampin' Pastels
Sponge Daubers
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Jumbo Wheel Handle
Coluzzle Cutting System
Hobby Blade
Cutting Mat
Large Cello Bag
Sticky Tape
SNAIL Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
Hair Gel

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Treasures DSP Card

Another Christmas idea from my Stamp-A-Stack a few weeks back!

This is an easy one! I just love using the Holiday Treasures DSP to dress up projects....QUICKLY! This card is a snap, if you are looking for something quick to make for your Christmas cards.

Holiday Treasures DSP Card

Stamp Sets:

Snow Swirled (#111690, p.32, $24.95)
Lovely As A Tree (#101223, p.106, $25.95)

Encore! Pad®, Gold (#101017, p.193, $8.95)
VersaMark Pad (#102283, p.193, $7.50)

Close To Cocoa Card Stock, 5 ½” x 8 ½” (#101341, p.164, $5.50)
Chocolate Chip Card Stock, 1 ½” x 5” (#102128, p.164, $5.50)
Old Olive Card Stock, ½” x 5” (#100702, p.163, $5.50)
Holiday Treasures, DSP, 2”x 5”, (#112469, p.170, $9.95)
Very Vanilla Envelope, Medium (#107300, p.167, $6.50)

Brads, Gold (#104337, p.185, $6.95)
1/16” Circle Punch (#101227, p.188, $8.95)

Comments: Fold the Close To Cocoa CS in half. On Chocolate Chip CS stamp “pine bough” in bottom left corner with VersaMark ink. Stamp “Season‘s Greetings” in Encore! Gold just over “pine bough” by using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help you line it up. [Line the glossy side of the imaging sheet UP in the corner of the SAMJ. Ink your stamp and line it up in the corner or the SAMJ. Take your stamped imaging sheet and place it where you want the image on your card. Place the SAMJ in the corner. Carefully remove the imaging sheet and stamp your inked stamp. So slick!]. Adhere DSP to gift card using SNAIL. Adhere Choc. Chip CS [There WILL be a gap between the DSP and the Choc. Chip.] On Old Olive CS mark three holes with pencil and punch using the 1/16“ Circle Punch. Add brads. Adhere Old Olive strip to the card with SNAIL.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Crop & Create Class

EVENT #2: Holiday Crop & Create
When: Monday, December 8th, 7 pm
Where: My House, 4R Deca Circle
Cost: $5.00

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 4th

This evening has two options:

1) Come learn and create two wonderful holiday gifting ideas! Learn how to make a gift card holder AND a Box-In-A-Bag Creation. These are two gifts that your friends and family are sure to love!


2) Come use my non-consumable items to help you make your holiday projects! Simply bring your creations & card stock, because I am opening my Stampin' closet for you! Have you wanted to use the Big Shot in your crafting this season, but haven't been able to purchase it yet? Have you all the other punches, except the one that would be PERFECT for your holiday cards, gifting or scrapbooking? Want to heat emboss on your project, but don't own the Heat Tool?

Please sign up with the specifics of what you intend to use, so that I can have it ready for you.

Items for use:
  • Heat Tool & Embossing tools
  • Ink Pads & Markers
  • Punches, Cropodile, Crimper
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Big Shot and various dies [or bring your own die]
You may choose either option, but please be sure to indicate which you are intending when you register. I will require your registration fee in advance to hold your spot. Spots are limited to 10 crafters. [UPDATE AS OF 12/2: THERE ARE A FEW SPOTS OPEN]

I look forward to hearing from you soon! CLICK HERE to email me.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chunky Glitter BIG SHOT Snowflakes Card

HAPPY DECEMBER EVERYONE! My family is back from Texas where we enjoyed 70 degree weather and sunny days playing outside on vacation [hence the long time between posts]. Thanksgiving is over and so is November. Christmas is coming, and I am dreaming of a white one!

O.K. I admit it...can you tell?.... I am officially ready for SNOW! I love this card because it looks like a wonderfully, beautiful snowy day at home to me. Enjoy the tutorial!

Chunky Glitter Snowflakes
Stamp Sets:
Punches Three (#111674, p.17, Hostess Level 1)
Stampin‘ Write Marker, Night of Navy (#100069, p.165, $3.25)
Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Rich Regals (#106698, p.163, $19.95)
Whisper White Card Stock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scrap (#100730, p.163, $7.50)
Night of Navy Card Stock, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, scrap (#100867, p.166, $5.50)
Watercolor Paper, 5” x 3 ¾” (#105019, p.166, $6.95)
Whisper White Envelope, Medium (#107301, p.167, $6.50)
Aquapainter (#103954, p.193, $16.95)
Powder Pal® Trays (#102197, p.190, $19.95)
Stampin’ Glitter, Chunky Essentials (#108797, p.190, $15.95)
2-Way Glue Pen (#100425, p.191, $3.50)
Scalloped Square Punch (#112081, p.188, $15.95)
Mini Glue Dots® (#103683, p.191, $4.95)
Paper Snips (#103579, p.192, $9.95)
Sizzix Die 4-Pack, Snowflakes Set #2 (#113449, p.31 mini, $19.95)
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (#113439, p.27 mini, $99.95)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430, p.191, $3.95)

Comments: Fold the Whisper White CS gift card. Adhere Night of Navy CS to card front. Using Watercolor Wonder Crayons color streaks across the Watercolor Paper from top to bottom: Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy. Blend colors with the Aquapainter. Allow to dry. [This paper will curl up when wet, but will dry flat.] Die-cut SIX small snowflakes [2 Night of Navy, 4 Whisper White]. [See directions at BIG SHOT station]. Adhere the Watercolor Paper to the card front. Adhere the white snowflakes with one Mini Glue Dot each. Adhere other snowflakes to top. Ink “A very merry…” by brushing Night of Navy Marker across the image and stamp on provided scrap Whisper White CS. Punch out with the Scalloped Square Punch. Trim with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Place card in Powder Pal® tray. Apply 2-Way Glue in swirls to card front and across some of your snowflakes. Cover with glitter, then tap the card stock firmly to remove excess glitter. Pour glitter into jar.
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