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Christmas In July

SUO Christmas Card Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  Holiday Mini

Hello Folks. . .  Today I have a Christmas Card to share once again
cased right from the Holiday Mini on page 1,  It is a CAS (Clean and
Simple) card.

This time my cardbase is Old Olive cut at 4.25 x 8.5 topped with
a piece of Whisper White cut at 3.75 x 5.25.  I then cut a strip of
Real Red and used our Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882.
The stamp set is called Joyous Celebration (128066/128069) and
it coordinates with our Extra Large Oval Punch #119859.  There's
nothing finer that when you have coordinating products to work
with.  Love it!!!!!!  My little bow was inked with Real Red and I
used the 1/2" Circle Punch #119869 to punch it out.  My fingers
are just not what they used to be.  It's a little stamp image.  My
sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I used the Bitty
Banners Framelits #129267
for my flag banner. 

SUO Christmas Card Hostess Set Wacky Wishes Joyous Celebrations

You can decorate the inside with what you  like.  I used the new
Hostess set Wacky Wishes (126410/126412).   You can get this
set with your Hostess Cash when you host a workshop of $150.
Call or email me today to set up your next workshop.   You can
also earn FREE STAMPS when you place an order of $35 or more

As always if you are in need of supplies please shop in my ON LINE
STORE 24/7
for all your Stampin' Up needs.  The holidays will be here
soon, are you ready?

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me.  I love hearing from
you.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  You
can reach me at my email address.  Thanks for all your support.
Have a wonderful stamping day.  Toodles

P.S.  I get asked all the time where I got my lovely web banner.  It
was designed by Michelle at Laycock Designs.

Stampin’ Up Picture Frame

Stampin Up Christmas Picture Frame Holiday Mini Craft Fair Project

Hello Everyone. . .  How is your day going?  We are winding
down the softball summer season and gearing up for
school softball.  You gotta love it.

JUST A FEW MORE DAYS and the Holiday Mini will be in full
swing.  It debuts August 1st.  Today I have a very pretty frame
to share with you.  It's from the Holiday Mini.  I fell in love with
it the minute I saw it and thought what a great gift idea.  This frame
was also the inspiration for the similar card that I posted a few
days ago.  Now for the recipe

I used a smaller frame than what is pictured in the Mini but it worked
just fine.  I purchased it from a craft store.  For the chocolate frame
I used the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper
on page 4 of the Mini, for the red frame I used the 
from Be Of Good Cheer from the catty #126896.

I laid my frame face down on my paper and penciled a line all
around it both inside and out.  Then cut it with my scissors and an
exacto knife.  I used Modge Podge for the gluing medium.  Sanded the
edges for the perfect fit.  It is matted with Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold
and Very Vanilla.  For a little more sophication I used the Porcelain
Technique.  This is were you use a brayer and an ink of your choice
(mine was Crumb Cake).  Ink the brayer, roll it across an embossing
folder (I used the Vintage Wallpaper Folder) and emboss as usual.
Viola' you have a nice vintage look.  

My stamp set is Evergreen (127970/127973).  I embossed the line
tree stamp with clear embossing powder and then stamped the word
tree over it in Soft Suede.  Punch a 1" square and cut the sides for the
pot.  Next I sponged some gold craft ink on Silver Glimmer Paper.
Made due with what I had on hand and punch with a star punch.
Added some organdy Cherry Cobbler ribbon.  

Don't be afraid to try this.  The frames are very inexpensive.  You
might find another way that suits you better.  I'm looking for more
frames.  I bought all that Micheal's had.  These are great craft
fair items. 

You know I love being your demonstrator, so if you have any
questions or need supplies please shop in my ON LINE STORE
or email me with your order

Thanks for stopping by.  Have fun crafting!!!!!!!!  Until next time

Postage Due

Stampin Up Postage Due Birthday Card Holiday Mini I Heart Hostesses

Hello Folks. . .  I hope you enjoy my card for today.  It's a new
stamp set from the catty called Postage Due (126590/126592).
The first time I noticed it I knew I just had to have it.  I
love the vintage aspect to it.  But I struggled with this one.
I had a hard time finding the right card layout for it or
maybe it's the colors.  But anyhoo I would like to share it
with you.  Some days are just like that.

My cardstock is Crumb Cake, matted with some Early
Expresso and one of our new In Colors Primrose Petals.
My neutral is Very Vanilla.  My sentiment comes from Field
Flowers (122760/122762
).  Cool Tools are the 2 3/8"
Scallop Punch,  a 2" Circle Punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop
.  My ribbon is the 3/8" Early Expresso Satin Ribbon.

STAY TUNED —  I have been working on some new craft
fair projects.  If you like my Evergreen Card you will like
my craft project.  Can you guess?  It's in the new Holiday
too.  For you local folks my craft fair is October 27th
at Francis Howell Central School off Hwy N.  Hope to
see you there.

That's is for me today folks.  Thanks for stopping by and
I wish you a Happy Stamping Day.  

If you need supplies please consider shopping in my
ON LINE STORE 24/7 for all your Stampin' Up needs.
Until next time.  Toodles


An Evergreen Christmas

Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Evergreen Christmas Card I Heart Hostesses

Hello Folks. . .  Happy day to ya.  As I  mentioned before I have
some new goodies to play with.  I decided to start working
on some Christmas designs.  I will have my annal Christmas
Stamp A Stack
later on this year.  One of my favorite stamp
sets from the Holiday Mini is called Evergreen and that is
what I have used today. 

I thought I would dress up my card even more by making
it a Tunnel Card.  If you Google Tunnel Card you will find
several videos that you can watch.  My colors are Early
Expresso and Lucky Limeade.  My designer paper is also
from the Holiday Mini called Candlelight Christmas Speciality
Very pretty, I know you will like it. 

Tunnel Card with Stampin' Ups Evergreen Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini

First up I used our textured embossing folder called Argyle
on Very Vanilla.  Next I stamped the word tree from the set
and then stamped the cute tree image.  I made my pot by
punching with the 1" square punch and trimming off the
sides.  I also trimmed off some of the top, I felt it was too long.
My circles are the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches.  My
sentiment was computer generated (I didn't have anything
small enough)  For the star I used our Silver Glimmer Paper
and sponged it with gold.  My ribbon is the retired quilted
satin ribbon that we had last year. 

I just love these color and I hope you do to.  Get inspired
time is ticking.  LOL  If you have any questions please let me
know click here and of course I love being your demonstrator
so if you need supplies you can shop in my ON LINE STORE
 24/7 or contact me directly.  The Holiday Mini goes live on
August 1st.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm looking forward to my blog
being fixed.  Happy Stamping!!

Stampin’ Ups Front Cover Christmas Ornament

Holiday Mini Front Cover Christmas Ornament I Heart Hostess

Hello Folks. . .  Happy happy Saturday to ya.  I know I have not

been blogging much but let me tell you I have not been

slacking.   I have been working on some craft fair projects

and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

The HOLIDAY MINI will be released on Aug 1st.  I received

my pre-order just the other day and have been fearlessly

working on some new projects.  I fell in love with the ornament

on the front cover and just had to make one.  It looks really

involved but if you break it down layer by layer you will be

just fine.  In the mini you will find BUNDLES.

Stampin' Up has bundled a stamp set and its matching

framelit.   If you bundle it will save you as much at 15%.  Ohh

la la we like to save money. 

Your HOLIDAY MINI should arrive soon if it already hasn't.

If you need a HOLIDAY MINI please let me know.  It's chocked

full of holiday fun and I know you won't want to miss out.

Here's a list of just some of the supplies I used. 

  • Ornament Keepsakes Bundle #129950
  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla #101650 and a 3" circle of
    Lucky Limeade #122926
  • Inks – Lucky Limeade and Real Red
  • Designer Paper – Candlelight Christmas Spec.
    DP #126901from the Holiday Mini for the Lollie or
    Accordian Flower
  • Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scallop Tulle Ribbon (Holiday Mini)
  • One of our new Vintage Faceted Designer Button #127554
    and a large Pearl for the center.  I also added some Linen
    Thread just like the picture shows

 If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  I used

two types of glue Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, a Hot Glue Gun

and Glue Dots.  REMEMBER the HOLIDAY MINI goes live on

August 1st and you can place your order thru my Stampin'

Up Store 24/7  or you can email me with  your order at

handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com .  Don't shy away from this folks

it's well worth your time.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Have fun!!!!!!  Toodles  

A Cute Notecard Using Comfort Cafe’

Embellished Events Notecard Comfort Cafe' Designer Paper I Heart Hostesses

Hello Folks. . .  It's been a few days since we last chatted.  Hope things

are all well with you and your family.  Blog still has no right margin.

After convention things will get better.

Today I have a cute litte note card to share.  The base was cut

from one of my nesties.  I matted it with a piece of designer paper

from Comfort Cafe' (126898) .  My next layer is Midnight Muze and

Whisper White.  I embossed the center with Stampin' Up Designer

Frames (123130).  My stamp set is Embellished Events (126495/126497).

My pretty flowers were punched with the BoHo Blossoms Punch (119858).

Leaves are rom the Little Leaves Sizzlits die (114511). 

I used white brads for my flower centers. 

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope this inspired to you get some ink

on your fingers.  If you need any Stampin' Up supplies, I'm your girl.

To Place a Stampin' Up On LIne Order please click here to shop in

my online store. 

Blogs will be pretty slow this week.  Convention is in full swing.  I can't

wait to see and hear what fun things they got to see and make.  Take

care folks and have a wonderful day.  Toodles

REMEMBER:  If you place a $50 order don't forget you can purchase

a cute stamp set for just $5.  It's called Reason to Smile:

           Reason to Smile – Wood Mount Item #131274 – $5.00
           Reason to Smile – Clear Mount Item #131275 – $5.00

Offer ends July 31st and you must insert the item number when you

reach the $50 amount. 

New Foam Ink Pad Club


                                 (Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals)


Stampin Up Foam Ink Pads Color Chart

Hello folks. . .  I'm sitting here just giddie over our new Stampin'

Foam Ink Pads.  The clean crisp image is just amazing.  So I thought

I might offer an Ink Pad Club.  This is how it will work.  To make it

as easy as pie, let's start by ordering five (5) pads a month.  That

will take us to February 2013 (this does not include the In Colors). 

Viola' we have new ink pads.  The total comes to $36.70 plus taxes

 and it will ship directly to you.  If you participate in all eight (8)

months, as my special thank you, I will send you a FREE Stamp Set

called Beautiful Birthday.


If you would like to participate please contact me and I will send

you a PayPal invoice with your final amount.  It works the same

with checks as well, I will send you your total by email.


Here's a few things you need to know

 1.  The firm pads hold less ink and release more onto your stamp
       which means you will need to refill the pad more often.

 2.  Basic Black has issues — it is being reconfigured and there is
       no date available when they will have this resolved.  (Neutrals
       will be the last group that we order)

 3.  You can still use the refills that you have except for five (5)
       of the colors (Basic Black, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Perfect
       Plum and Temp. Turquoise

 4.  These pads are very juicy and require only a light tapping.
        You only need a light touch for a clean, crisp image. 

 5.  We will begin this month with the Brights Collection (Daffodil
Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Rich Razzleberry)

 6.  Please notify me by the 18th of each month.

Thanks for stopping by, I love being your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at
handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com   I hope you decide to join me, I'm
so excited about getting these new pads.  Have a wonderful day.


Christmas Card With Embellished Events

Stampin' Up christmas card with Embellish Events

Hello Folks. . .    Today I have a cute and quick Christmas Card to

share with you.  The sketch is a MOJO Monday.  I think this

sketch has all the elements to  make your card pop.  My stamp

set is once again from Embellished Events *126495/126497). 

This set is very versatile, it has something for every occasion,

plus is has phrases to match.  A must have in your stamping collection.

I used as couple cool tools.  1.  Scallop Border Trim Punch (118402)

2.  Nesties Ovals and Scallop Circle  3.  1" Circle Punch (119868).

I used markers and a blender pin (102845) to color in my image.

My ribbon is 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon (ret).  I added a pretty

red paper flower with a gold brad.    To follow thru with the polka

dot theme I used my stylus and acrylic white paint to make my dots.

Thanks for stopping buy.  I love being your Stampin' Up demonstrator,

so if you have any questions or just need some great Stampin' Up

supplies, please shop in my ON LINE STORE 24/7.    Have a wonderful

day.  Toodles

For The Birds

Stampin' Up For The Birds Birthday

Hello Folks. . .  still experiencing some tech difficulties.  Hope to

have them resolved soon.  Today I have a cute card using a

MOJO Sketch.  I forget which one it is.  My stamp set is

from For The Birds (126405/126407).  I used my copics to

color my image.  My colors are Basic Black, topped with a

piece of Whisper White, embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing

Folder (127751),  I also used our Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402).

I believe my designer paper is a retired piece of Riding Hood Red.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm sorry for this technical mess, I don't know

what happened but my administrator is working hard at it.  Vacations

and holidays seem to get in the way of life sometimes.  You know I

love being your demonstrator so if you need supplies please shop

in my ON LINE STORE 24/7 for all your Stampin' Up needs.

Take care and have a great day.  Toodles

Christmas in July

SUO Hostess Set Four Season Christmas Card

Hello Folks. . .  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.

I cased is right from the catty.  You can find it on pg 202.

I'm using one of our Hostess Sets called Four Seasons.  You

can purchase this set when you have a $150 product order or

workshop.  My colors are Gumball Green and Real Red.  I

embossed my image with Real Red Craft Ink and punched it

out with our 2 1/2" circle punch.  My sentiment is from Teeny

Tiny Wishes punched with our Window Punch and Modern Label

Punch.  For a little more pizzazz I used some Cherry Cobbler

Bakers Twine.  Hope you enjoy this sneek peek of Christmas

in July and that it inspires you to start thinking about making your

own.  You know Christmas is just a hop skip and a jump away.  LOL

Have a great day folks, if you need supplies please shop in

my ON LINE Store, I sure do appreciate it.  See ya soon,  I'll

be at the ball park tomorrow in this insufferable heat.  105 degrees

here is St. Louie today.  WOW !!!!!