Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tried and True projects

Here are 2 projects I tried for the first time, after seeing it a gazillion times made by other stampers. I have to say they were easy, very novice-friendly, and only used very few materials (meaning you don't need to have 4 stamp sets, a dozen inks, and more tools than your husband keeps in the garage).

The tote to the right is based on the tote bags featured in On Stage, a SU! publication, from eons ago. There are other versions too I've found online, and I made this one after watching a video tutorial ona fellow stamper's blog. The tote is rather sturdy due to the use of Double Sided Designer Series Paper. It holds 5.5"x4.25" cards and envelopes. Handy isn't it? You can decorate it as much as you want or as little as you want.

One 12"x12" DSP to make the "tote bag," strips of cardstock and ribbon for the handles, and then embellish with various pieces of stamped images or cardstock and brads.

This nifty little box is an Explosion box, aptly named after the way it opens up. The message inside is optional, but it's a nice surprise once the contents of the box are emptied out.

One 7.5" square cardstock for the bottom, One 4.5" square DSP for the lid, and a few other pieces of cardstock or stamped images to embellish.
2 things you need to make good 3-D projects (non-card projects) are: Paper cutter w/ scoring, and Sticky strip adhesive. You can still make do without, but for the best quality, these tools are a must.


Does anybody watch the Style Network show "Clean House?" It's kind of like "Clean Sweep" on TLC (if you know that show) but with more comic characters. Anyway, I get into that mode when a new catalog comes along, and try to get rid of as many old stamp sets as I can possibly stand to do. So here are the poor cast outs... I hope I can find good homes for them...

Time Well Spent (set of 12) $12.00

Perfect Presentation (set of 11) $12.00

Polka Dots & Paisley (set of 6) $7.00

You're Neat (set of 4) $5.00

I also have a few 2008 Spring-Summer catalogs left over. These are originally $9.95 ea. I am selling them for $4.50 ea.
Contact me if you are interested in any of these items.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Catalog season!

How exciting!!! The new 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog is beautiful! You have to see it, and you will have the chance to do so at my Open House next month. Stay tuned for details.

Current SU! Specials:

Never-Before-Seen Stamps, Never-Before-Seen Savings
(Aug 11-Sept 30)
Enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!
Item # Pg Set Name Discounted price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $34.81

Starter Kit Promotion
(Aug 11-Oct 11)
Your Business, Your Choice: Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has never been easier! From August 11 through October 11, you can choose from three different Starter Kits* with three different focuses, depending on your interests--and each one is only $99!
Stamp-Focused Starter Kit
Fun & Fast Notes stamp set (p. 67), Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") (p. 163), Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11") (p. 164), Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 163),
SNAIL Adhesive (p. 191)
Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit
Contempo Alphabet stamp set (p. 157), Simply Scrappin' Petal Party (p. 175), Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 164)
Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit
Inspired by Nature stamp set (p. 100), Chocolate Classic Ff Décor Elements (See Décor Elements brochure), Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes Décor Elements (See Décor Elements brochure), Décor Elements Applicator (See Décor Elements brochure ), Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 162)

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

If you want even more product, select our standard $199 Starter Kit during this promotion and get a stamp set of your choice from the catalog for free--up to a $41.95 value! There's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family. Contact me to get started today!