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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stamp with Karen Class Monday, 9 30 13 (click here to view my blog)

We will be having fun with a special folds card.  You can see three versions on this post of the special folds card.  The one below is what I came up with for the tables at the Rehearsal Dinner for our son and future daughter-in-love (law).  It fits a regular A-2 envelope and looks like a placecard.  Notice how I tweeked it for the photo. 
Here are some details for the two cards...
Project #1:  Oh, Hello
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso Coredinations Paper, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets:  Dictionary Background, Oh Hello, Flower Shop,
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, VersaMark (Irradescent Ice Embossing Powder)
Big Shot:  Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Window Frames Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits
Accent:  3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Large Rhinestone
Tools:  Sanding System, Heat Tool, tray, Embossing Buddy
Project #2:  Fun Folds Card (Inspired by Jessica Brigden)
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Birthday Basics (Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla)
Stamp Sets:  Timeless Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  VersaMark (Black Embossing Powder)
Tools:  Simply Scored Tool, Bone Folder, Foam Pad
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Scrapbooking with Karen 9 26 13

I've designed a scrapbooking layout with the Birthday Theme for this week.  The envelope is for your journaling opportunity.  The bottom layer of the cake can be used for photos.  Here are a few details about the Scrapbook page layout.

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple, Champagne Glimmer Paper
DSP:  Birthday Basics
Punch:  Bird Builder Punch
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board (Item #133774 $19.95)
Big Shot:  Birthday Embossing Folder, Sizzix Bigz Balloons die
Accent:  Linen Thread

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stampin' Up Convention 2013 MDS Book (click here to view my blog)

I thought I would share the My Digital Studio book that I made of Convention 2013.   It was a big celebration of Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversary!


Stamp Class with Karen 9 23 13 (click here to view my blog)

This Monday, September 23rd, we'll be making these beautiful cards!  Here's a sneak peek at what we will be doing in my stamp classes this coming week.  If you are local and would like to join my classes, please leave a comment.  Check out my Calendar of Events on my Stampin' Up Website.

Project #1:  Thank You Card
Card Stock:  Pistchio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  (Hostess)  Simply Sketched
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Big Shot:  Circle Card Thinlit, Ovals Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Large Scallop Edgelit
Accents:  3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, pearl

Project #2:  File Anniversary Card
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window
Big Shot:  Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board, Paper Trimmer

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Scrapbooking with Karen 9 19 13 (click here to view my blog)

Fall is in the air, at least today.  I'm loving the cool breeze coming through the windows this morning!  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for class this week! 

Card Stock:  Whisper  White, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Champagne Glimmer Paper
DSP:  Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper* p. 18 (132184/$10.95), Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit* p. 18 (133463 $19.95) coordinates beautifully with the Sweater Weather DSP 
Stamp Set:  Truly Grateful* p. 19/$19.95 clear mount
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die** p. 192/$21.95, Square Lattice Embossing Folder** p. 191/$7.95, Expressions Thinlits Dies* p. 36 (132171 $14.95)

*Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog
** Stampin' Up Annual Catalog

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clearance Rack Updated Today 9 12 13

GET IT WHILE it lasts!! Super Cheap, but SAME great quality!

Up to 80% Off: Clearance Rack Updated Today, 9-12-13

Wow! Stampin' Up updated the Clearance Rack in my Online Store this morning with more than 50 products -- including cardstock, scrapbook albums, embossing folders, ink pads, punches, and MORE!  Everything is available only while supplies last.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday Stamp Class Projects 9 16 13 (click here to view my blog)

Here are the two projects that we will be making this coming Monday.  Both are bright and cheery. 

Project #1:  Snowflake Card
Card Stock:  Smokey Slate, Midnight Muse
Stamp Set:  Festive Flurry (Available as a bundle with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies)
Ink:  VersaMark with silver embossing powder
Big Shot:  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Expressions Thinlits Dies, Apothecary Framelits Dies
Accents:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Project #2:  Candles Birthday Card
Card Stock:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP:  Brights Patterned Pack
Punch:  Bird Builder Punch
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake, Positively Chevron, Jumbo Wheel:  Candles
Ink:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Accent:  Brights Buttons

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Scrapbooking Page for 9 12 13 (click here to view my blog)

Today is 9/11/13.  I couldn't help but think of doing a patriotic page.  It could be used for any patriotic holiday activity.  It could be for reflection and titled "Never Forget".  If you have someone in the military, you could feature that person. 

Now for a few details...

Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights & Subtles Patterns Stack
Big Shot:  (Retired) Alphabet Die and strip, (Retired) Numbers Die
Punches:  Pansy, Large and Small stars, 1 3/4" circle, hexagon
Tools:  Circle Template, Distressing Tool, Envelope Punch Board
Accents:  Brights Dots, Hang up Cute Clips

To "Shop Now", click here.   It will take you to my Stampin' Up Website.  There you can shop 24/7.  The Envelope Punch Board is now available for purchase Item #133774 $19.95  The Magnetic Platform Item #130658 $39.95 will be available to order on 9/12/13.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Product: Envelope Punch Board (click here to view my blog)

This is something to be excited about, the new Envelope Punch Board.  Watch the Youtube video below by clicking here.  There are so many amazing features that I'm sure you will want one!  Watch for future posts with projects using the new Envelope Punch Board as I teach them.

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use
  • It's small and lightweight;  it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year's annual catalog, so it's here to stay.

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133774 Envelope Punch Board$19.95

Masculine Card Specialty Class Saturday, September 7th (click here to view my blog)

This is my second class offering of the Masculine Card Specialty Cards.  They were inspired by my Convention Favorites.  This is a 10 plus 10 Class.  That means you can take this class with a Class Fee of $10.00 plus a minimum $10.00 Stampin' Up Catalog purchase (before tax and S & H).  You get to make (2) two of each design for a total of (4) four cards.  Contact me today to reserve your spot if you wish to take this class on Saturday morning.  RSVP by 9/5/13 so that I will have time to cut the card stock and prepare the supplies for you!

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Scrapbooking Layout for Class 9 5 13 (click here to view my blog)

We're startin' up again with my hands-on Scrapbooking Class this Thursday with this layout.  This is a nostalgic page layout with filmstrips, movie reels, and a view master disc etc.  How can you use this page layout?  I propose that it could be used for a Wedding Anniversary Party, a Movie Night, Home Movie Night, a Party or a document of anything/anyone you love (ie. Heritage page).  I even think it could work for a trip.  Here are a few details...

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver, Soft Sky
DSP:  Modern Medley
Big Shot:  Expression Thinlits Dies (Love, Thankful, Merry), Circles Collection Framelits Dies
Punches:  5/8" square, 1" circle, 2 1/2" circle
Circle Template, Acetate film strip to hold a photo (store bought)

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Karen's Stamp Class for September 9th (click here to view my blog:

These are the projects for Monday, September 9thHere are a few details...

Project #1:  Extended Label Thinlits Card

Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Venitian
Stamp Set:  From My Heart 
Ink:  Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Labels Thinlits Die

Project #2:  Truly Grateful Card

Card Stock:  Naturals Ivory, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Stamp Set:  Truly Grateful
Ink:  VersaMark, Soft Suede
Embossing Powder:  Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circles Collection, Circle Thinlit Die, Window Frames Framelits Die
Accents:  Narrow Early Espresso Ribbon, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (Holiday Catalog)

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Until next time, happy stampin' and scrapin'!