Monthly Archive: November 2014

Twelve Weeks of Christmas Week 7

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It’s a Wonderful Life comes to mind when I look at this card.  The gold embossing on the edges imitate gold leaf and the sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set is out of the ordinary.  A little old fashioned in a good way.  Not to mention the sparkle of cherry cobbler rhinestones!  It’s what I call a “fancy” card.  Formal and dainty with a richness that takes you back to the high quality of times past.  Pure vintage.  You can almost hear an angel earning it’s wings!

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Here’s the video on how I made this card.

 

 

Dimensions:  Basic Black card stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for card base, Cherry Cobbler card stock 4″ x 5-1/4″, Typeset Designer Series Paper 3-3/4″ x 5″

 

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A Pretty Package of a Deal!

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For one week only Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount off the Starter Kit!   Anytime is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! but between November 24th thru December 2nd it is an AWESOME time!
 By becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator between November 24th thru December 2nd you will receive:

  • $50.75 FREE Product!  Order $125.00 worth of ANY product you want for $74.25!  You can order your kit through me HERE!
  • Free shipping!  Pay no shipping on your Starter Kit – another $12.50 Savings!
  • 5% Cash Back Bonus!  5% cash back bonus on any order placed in December.
  • 30% Discount!  Once you join you receive a one-time 30% discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.  Place that order in December and receive an additional 5% cash back bonus.
  • VIP Access!  December marks your chance to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts before they hit the streets.
  • 20% Discount!  Ongoing 20% discount minimum every day.
  • Stampin’ Success Magazine!  Receive this bimonthly publication full of ideas and inspiration.
  • No risk!  You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • No penalty!  You can “drop” at any time with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There’s no obligation to hold workshops, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.

Join my team and become part of a community of both hobby and business stampers with access to an exclusive forum and private Facebook groups.

The hardest part of joining Stampin Up! is choosing what you want in your Starter Kit.  Open the current catalogs to the right of my blog then visit my online store HERE for any Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack items.  Remember:

  • You PICK $125.00 worth of ANY product you want!
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING out of the current Annual Catalog
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING out of the current Holiday Catalog
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING out of the current Holiday Supplement
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING on the Weekly Deals
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING from the Clearance Rack
    • You CAN choose ANYTHING CURRENT . . . EVEN if a discount is ALREADY applied . . . Can someone say, “Cyber Monday”? . . . DOUBLE DISCOUNT!
  • You get ALL this for ONLY $74.25 (plus tax)…SHIPPING IS FREE!

When I joined Stampin’ Up! I asked myself, “What have I got to lose?”  The answer is nothing!  I gained an awesome kit full of stampin’ stuff, new friends and a community of others who love paper crafting as much as I do.  If that sounds like something you’re interested in click on the Join Now link.

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Email your contact information to me at leslie@theplaidpoodle.com and I would be happy to set up a time to chat about Stampin’ Up!,  assist you with your Starter Kit order or answer any questions you may have.

 

Online Extravaganza

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Click here for a full list of select items and bundles discounted.

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza starts on Monday November 24th with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24th and December 1st. You don’t want to miss them! This limited time sale is while supplies last, so if you want an item do not delay!

Door Busters

First Door Buster Set – these door busters are only available Monday November 24th while supplies last!

  • Select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – $5 Each  Pages 226-227 (Excludes Stylish Stripes, Chevron, Beautifully Baroque, Woodgrain)
  • 135863 Gift Box Punch Board $13.96 Holiday Catalog Page 5
  • 140350 Card Kit Bundle – $34.93 Includes the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) & the Hip Hip Hooray Cardmaking Kit (134998) featured on page 196-197.

Second Door Buster Set – these door busters are only available Cyber Monday, December 1st while supplies last!

  • 140352 Project Life Bundle -$66.75  Includes: Black Leather 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (135292) , Design 1 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages (135295), Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (135830) Holiday Catalog Page 35 , Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (135832) Holiday Catalog Page 35 , Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set (135188) Holiday Catalog Page 35
  • 140353 Gift Box Bundle – $12.49 Includes: Tiny Treat Boxes (135829) Holiday Catalog Page 10, Decorative Window Gift Boxes (132146) Page 200, Takeout Boxes (135827) Page 200
  • 140388 Blendabilities Bundle – 30% Off  – $100.00 Includes:  12 Blendabilities assortments   Note: does not include Skin Tone Assortment or Color Lifter

50% Off

Available November 24 thru December 2nd

  • 133795 Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit $9.98 (page 203)
  • 133629 Tag a Bag Accessory Kit $3.98 (page 201)
  • 129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill $3.75 (page 204)
  • 133785 Fun Flower Punch $8.48 (page 219)
  • 133782 2″ Circle Punch $8.48 (page 221)
  • 133781 What’s Up Punch $8.48 (page 222)
  • 131267 Mosaic Punch $7.98 (page 222)
  • 133784 Hearts Border Punch $7.98 (page 222)
  • 133786 Sweetheart Punch $7.98 (page 222)
  • 133779 Seasons Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $5.48  (page 199)
  • 130018 Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48 (page 207)
  • 131151 Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48 (page 207)
  • 130015 Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48 (page 207)
  • 130011 Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 133671 Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $4.48
  • 130017 Wisteria Wonder 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 130014 Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 130016 Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 130013 Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 130012 Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon $4.48
  • 133672 Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $4.48 (page 207)
  • 126187 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack $3.98 (page 218)
  • 127844 Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon $3.98 (page 207)
  • 133778 Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack $3.98 (page 218)
  • 134548 Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon $3.48 (page 206)
  • 134547 Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon $3.48 (page 206)
  • 125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon $3.48 (page 207)
  • 134582 Early Espresso 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon $3.48 (page 207)
  • 130685 Simply Pressed Clay $3.48 (page 208)
  • 131269 Epic Day Designer Washi Tape $2.48 (page 190)
  • 134583 Gold 1/8″ Ribbon $2.48 (page 206)
  • 133689 Beach House Designer Washi Tape $2.48 (page 190)
  • 133690 Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape $2.48  (page 190)
  • 133719 Gold Glimmer Paper $2.48 (page 193)
  • 135314 Silver Glimmer Paper $2.48 (page 193)
  • 133769 Alphabet Rotary Stamp $7.48 (page 191)
  • 132290 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Handle $2.98 (page 199)

40% Off

Available November 24 thru December 2nd

  • 130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $23.97 (page 224)
  • 132147 Extra-Large Gift Boxes $2.37 (page 200)
  • 131260 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers $8.97 (page 179)
  • 133654 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers $8.97 (page 179)
  • 133453 Settin’ Sail Photopolymer Stamp Set $8.37 (Online)
  • 133519 Banner Punch $7.77 (page 223)
  • 133697 Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper $7.77 (page 184)
  • 132142 Silver Metallic Encore Pad $5.97 (page 211)
  • 132141 Gold Metallic Encore Pad $5.97 (page 211)
  • 133756 Silver Stampin’ Glitter $ 2.37 (page 213)
  • 133457 Gold Stampin’ Glitter $2.37 (page 213)

30% Off

Available November 24 thru December 2nd

  • 140354 Big Lullabye Wood-Mount Bundle includes Big News Wood Stamp Set (134015)  Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695)  $38.43
  • 140355 Big Lullabye Clear-Mount Bundle includes Big News Clear Stamp Set (134018)  Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695)  $32.00
  • 140356 Perfect Banner Clear-Mount Bundle includes Perfect Pennants Clear Stamp Set (133230) Banners Framelits Dies (132179)  $34.23
  • 140357 Something Itty Bitty Wood Bundle includes Something to Say Wood-Mount Stamp Set (134177) Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)  $32.83
  • 140358 Something Itty Bitty Clear Bundle includes Something to Say Clear-Mount Stamp Set (134180) Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787)  $27.23
  • 132637 Paper Pumpkin Wahoo Refill Kit* $5.57 (Online)
  • 132022 Itty Bitty Banners Wood Stamp Set $11.17  (page 79)
  • 133007 Celebration Basics Kit $10.47 (page 202)
  • 133411 Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set $9.77 (Online)
  • 127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $4.17 (page 209)
  • 129964 Essentials Hardware Clips $4.17 (page 209)
  • 133753 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder $3.47 (page 213)
  • 133752 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder $3.47 (page 213)

20% Off

Available November 24 thru December 2nd

  • 140359 This and That Bundle Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769) This and That Documented Journal (133707) Documented This and That Designer Stickers (133688)
    $24.68 (page 190-191)
  • 132007 From My Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set $31.96 (page 106)
  • 133723 Stars Framelits Dies $21.56 (page 231)
  • 131056 A Dozen Thoughts Wood-Mount Stamp Set $21.56 (page 108)
  • 129021 Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies $21.56 (page 231)
  • 130159 Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies $19.96 (page 230)
  • 133450 Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set $11.16 (Online)
  • 133481 Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set $11.16 (Online)
  • 131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $3.96 (page 191)
  • 133707 This and That Documented Journal $8.76 (page 190)
  • 131521 Paper Pumpkin Hello to You Refill Kit* $6.36 (Online)
  • 132288 Paper Pumpkin Love Notes Refill Kit* $6.36 (Online)
  • 132630 Paper Pumpkin Pedal Praise Refill Kit* $ 6.36 (Online)
  • 136922 Paper Pumpkin Sweet as Pie Refill Kit* $6.36 (Online)

*Refill does not include stamps and ink.

Unless otherwise indicated all page numbers refer to the Annual Catalog.

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Twelve Weeks of Christmas Week 6

Back in the day, that time my sister married a Canadian, we celebrated our first Canadian Christmas. Our holiday dinner table was lovely and at each guest’s place setting was an adorable Christmas cracker. Nowadays Christmas crackers are everywhere because . . . you know . . . American consumerism, but back then they weren’t so obvious.  My family had the delight that Christmas of cracking open our very first Christmas crackers! Guess what? I didn’t realize that they actually “crack” when opened – there was smoke involved people! Great hilarity ensued and I believe my brother-in-law wore his crown for the remainder of the meal which may just be another Old English tradition that I am unaware of.

It is a sweet tradition for so many reasons and I always admire those paper party poppers when they catch my eye.  So after hearing somewhere (Pinterest?) that making Christmas crackers with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board  is a snap I decided to give it a go.  Here are a few different versions that I whipped together in no time.  Check out my video tutorial and see for yourself just how easy-peasy they are!

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Description:  Designer Series Paper measures 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ –  Scored on long edge (landscape) at 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 4-1/2″, 5″, 5-1/2″ then scored on short edge (portrait) at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″

 

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Twelve Weeks of Christmas Week 5

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I know, I know, I know!   I’m very behind in my Twelve Weeks of Christmas series!  I hope you will forgive me.  My goal was to include a video for each post of the series and well, to be honest, video technology is not a big talent of mine.  I am learning however and have decided that perhaps a new video camera would be helpful.  I’m sure it’s the equipment and not me, right?   We’ll see.  In the meantime thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy the video tutorial for this sweet little card!

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Project Details:

Stamps:  Endless Wishes 136829, Bright & Beautiful 135026 (w) 135029 (c)

Ink:  Lost Lagoon 133644, VersaMark 102283

Card Stock:  Smoky Slate 131202 (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″), Soft Sky 131203 (4″ x 5-1/4″), Whisper White 100730 (4″ x 4″)

Accessories:  All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape 135844, Silver Embossing Powder 109131, Embossing Buddy 103083, Heat Tool 129053, Stars Framelits 133723, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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