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Simple Stampin’ Up! For All Things Card Idea

Stampin' Up! For All Things and Autumn Wood ElementsThe Autumn Wooden Accents Embellishments from the Holiday Catalog dress up my simple Stampin’ Up! For All Things card.  You might think because they’re made of wood they’re heavy.  There are feather light.  It will not cost any additional postage due to weight or thickness adding these to my card.  Of the handmade autumn cards I’ve sent with them, haven’t had a single report of one that got broken going through the mail processing machines.  That’s great news if you’d like to dress up your fall cards with them too.

 

 

Stampin' Up! For All Things and Autumn Wood Elements Card

Speaking of dressing up a simple handmade card, how about the three different colors for the “Grateful for You” greeting? Easy to do with the Many Marvelous Markers.

I wanted fall colors without using the expected, while perfectly lovely, Cajun Craze.  For my autumn color combination, I went to my favorite color source – the Color Coach.  One of the Old Olive combinations provided the Old Olive, Soft Suede Crushed Curry combo.

Stampin' Up! Color Coach for autumn color combination

One other easy step to keep my simple card from being ordinary are the layers.  I didn’t use the usual 1/4″ for each layer.  The Crushed Curry layer is only 1/8″ larger than the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  That gives each side only 1/16″ matting.  With that small of a mat, your measurements need to be as exact as possible.  There isn’t any room to be slightly off.  For something so little, it will rat you out. :)   Always worth it for a slight touch-of-color accent.

Stampin' Up! For All Things CardWhile the Crushed Curry Cardstock layer is only 1/8″ larger than the Very Vanilla, it’s 1/2″ smaller than my Old Olive Cardstock card base.  You can see how these two not-the-usual size layers stepped up my For All Things card.

One more ever-so-easy step up was to use Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the Crushed Curry Cardstock.  You can see it pretty well in this sideview picture.

Want to make my simple For All Things card?   The supplies are listed below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Simple For All Things Card Supply List

Color Coach

$14.95

 

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 Make a simple autumn card with the Stampin’ Up! For All Things Stamp Set.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Little Buddy Birthday. Take 25% off this week!

If there is a little boy in your life, how stinkin’ cute is the Stampin’ Up! Little Buddy Birthday?  It’s even cuter when you can save 25% on the wood mount set!  You’ll  also save 25% on new to the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog embossing folders.  Check out the savings with this week’s Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  The savings are waiting for you in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Ribbon and embossing folders are inexpensive products that make it easy to step up your handmade cards.  Save 25% on the ribbons and folders pictured above through Monday, October 27 in my online store!

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Save with my Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement Contest!

 
A few new Christmas products are available to order now!  Ordering from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement starts today!
 
Have you seen it yet?  Click here to view online.
 
Is there something you want?  Order now because the new Christmas products are available in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com only while supplies last!
 
This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has released a Holiday Supplement, so let’s have some fun with the first ever Stamping Smiles Holiday Supplement Contest!  Answer my Holiday Supplement Contest question to win a discount on your Holiday Supplement purchases!
 
“What is the name of the star kit on page 9 of the Holiday Supplement?”
 
 
Answer correctly and win 5% off all your Holiday Supplement purchase through October 31!  
 
Look through the Holiday Supplement carefully because you’ll find some 2014-2015 Catalog & Holiday Catalog products too.  If it’s pictured in the Holiday Supplement with an item number and price, you’ll receive your 5% Holiday Supplement Contest discount on those too!
Answer my Holiday Supplement Contest question today to win savings on all your Holiday Supplement purchases through October 31!
As always, please be sure to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you.
 
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Easy Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving card!

Making beautiful handmade Thanksgiving cards is easy with the timeless Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set!  Watch my short video demonstration to see how!

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving card video here.
 

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving CardLovely as a Tree is a stamp set you never grow tired of using.  You can use it by itself to make beautiful handmade cards, as with my Thanksgiving card.  Or use it as a background with other stamp sets. 

Another plus about owning the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set is that it’s great for masculine cards too.  Change the thankful greeting to a birthday greeting for a fantastic fall birthday card.  Lovely as a Tree is a must-have stamp set for every stamper!

You saw in my video how easy it was to make my Thanksgiving card.  With an easy card design like this, you could make 20 in no time for your Thanksgiving cards this year!

Do you need any of the stamping supplies used to make my Lovely as a Tree card?  If you need to order Lovely as a Tree or any of the other stamping products, they’re all available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  You’ll find all the supplies pictured below and linked to my store.

 


Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving Card Supplies List

Aqua Painter

$16.95

 

Wouldn’t it be fun to use this card template with the other tree stamps from the same set?  Sure would make for some easy but stunning cards.  If you get around to it before I do, email a picture of your card to [email protected].

 

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Use the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, thank you, thinking of you and Thanksgiving cards.

 

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2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement Starts Today!

The 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement is filled with quick and easy Christmas project ideas!  Ordering starts today, October 20 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com and available only while supplies last!


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Almost ready to join Stampin’ Up and work from home?

Free Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Bonus!Are you on the verge of joining Stampin’ Up! so you can start working from home as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Did you know there is a fantastic bonus for those who start their stamping businesses in October?  If so, what’s holding you back?

Is it the time of year that’s keeping you from taken advantage the free package of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper each month for six months?  Do you wish you could join now, get your free packages of paper and hit the ground running after the holidays?  If that’s the reason, I have great news for you.  You can do exactly that!

Here’s how you can have it all.  Join Stampin’ Up! with me today.  Pick out the products you want in your Starter Kit (up to $125 in products).  I will be happy to help you put your Starter Kit together to start working your business after the holidays.

Between now and Thanksgiving, schedule three Stampin’ Up! parties for after the holidays with friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers.   That will give you more than two months to design three easy projects to demonstrate.  You can use the same projects for each of the parties.  I’ll help with ideas for those too!    

That’s how you can join now, get started in January!

I’m always thinking of ways my team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators give great value to their customers and earn an income while doing so.  Right away I’ll start your business training with the 26-week training course I’ve developed.  You’ll learn something new each week you’ll be able to apply to your business after the holidays.  I share my experience, knowledge, and on-going training with my team.  Helping others have successful, profitable stamping business is one of the best parts of my business.  I love to share and spare – share what works well and spare you of making the mistakes I made.  The value in that is immense!

Are you almost ready to join Stampin’ Up! but would like to learn more and/or have some questions?  You’ll learn more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and be able to ask your questions on my Stampin’ Up! Opportunity Night Call this Thursday!  Fill out the form now.  You’ll receive an email on how to join the call.

 

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If you’re almost ready to join Stampin’ Up! to work from home, but want to wait until after the holidays to start working your new business, join today and get the free Designer Series Paper special and start in January!

 

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Remember this Stampin’ Up! Truly Grateful card?

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful CardThe Stampin’ Up! Truly Grateful Stamp Set was introduced last year in the Holiday Catalog.   Through tomorrow, Monday, October 20, you’ll save 25% on the wood-mount Truly Grateful Stamp Set in my online store!

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Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful Stamp Set

Stampin' Up!Truly Grateful Card
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Ghostly good Stampin Up! Fall Fest treat for Halloween!

Stampin' Up! Fall Fest Tootsie Pop Ghosts Make these ghostly Halloween treats with the Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set!  My sucker of choice is a Tootsie Pop.  For a cute ghost, you need the round suckers instead of the flat ones.

Let me preface my instructions with I prefer and appreciate quality products for handmade cards, keepsakes, scrapbook pages and gifts.  For this Halloween treat, the way we used to make them before Stampin’ Up! started carrying Filter Paper was with plain, ol’ coffee filters.  Very inexpensive.  Not the same quality, but good enough.  You’ll get a lot of oohs and giggles and then they’ll meet their fate.  Who can resist a Tootsie Pop?

Use either Black StazOn or Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad to stamp a face on a white coffee filter.  You’ll be stamping just above the pleats.

Stamping Fall Fest face on a coffee filter.

When I wrapped the coffee filter around the sucker, I could see the wrapper color through it.  Two filters was too full.  The bottom did not flare out.  To give the coverage and flair I desired, I used the Circles Collection Framelits in my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to cut a 3-1/2″ circle in the center.  Didn’t even try to punch it.  The cheap filters will not cleanly punch like the Stampin’ Up! Filter Papers.  A big plus with the Circles Framelits is you can die-cut several filters at one time.  That time-saving tip will come in handy if you need to order the Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set and any other supplies to make the ghost suckers for this Halloween.

Die-cutting coffee filters with Circles Collection Framelits

I placed the die-cut circle in the center of the backside of the stamped filter then wrapped around a Tootsie Pop.  Now to tie some string around the wrapped sucker.  I liked the colors of the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim but did not want that much bulk.  Did a little untwisting and pulled out a strand each of white and Tangerine Tango.

Pulling apart Stampin' Up! White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim

You can have a bowl full of ghost suckers for your trick-or-treaters, or you can make up a cute Halloween treat box with the Fry Box Bigz Die.  How cute would this be to set on someone’s table or desk?

Tootsie Roll Ghost Suckers

I filled the box with candy corn and stuck a ghost sucker in it.  The candy corn held it steady.

To decorate the front of the Basic Black fry box, use the Fry Box Die to die-cut a a piece of Stampin’ Up! Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  You only need the front portion.  It’s attractive how it curves with the rest of the box.

The “for you” stamp is from the Stampin’ Up! A Round Array Stamp Set.  Punch out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and layer onto Basic Black Cardstock circle made with the 1″ Circle Punch.

Want to make some ghost Halloween treats too?  All the Halloween sucker supplies (except the candy) are available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Ghost Suckers Supplies

 

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Make ghost suckers with the Stampin’ Up! Fall Fest Stamp Set!

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Stampin’ Up! Bloom with Hope Sympathy Card for Dixie’s family

Woo-hoo to our top three demos for this past quarter .... they are Jessica Taylor(WI), Sharon Scalzi(DE), and Donna Schneidtmiller(KY) ... and a big hooray to all!  You all did great!The hostess Bloom with Hope Stamp Set was the perfect choice for my handmade sympathy card for Dixie’s family.  First, because Dixie loved flowers – stamped and in her garden.  The second reason the stamp set includes beautiful “With Sympathy” greeting and sentiment stamps.

Some of my Stamping Smiles fans on Facebook gave suggestions of what kind of flower this was.  Many thought it looked like a poppy.  A couple said wild rose.  One anemone or cosmos.  A search revealed every suggestion was a definite possibility.  I posted picture of each flower.  You can see each on the Facebook status post.

Looking at pictures of the flower suggestions, it looked like I could pick about any color and be close to a realistic color.  That doesn’t mean you can’t take artistic license and make a blue flower (I’ve done that too).  There are simply times you are going for a particular look.  For someone who enjoyed her flowerbeds, realistic was desired.

Watercoloring is my favorite technique.  Or, it may have been my favorite.  The ability to shade was always why.  Now we have the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities alcohol markers.  Shading has never been easier!  Look at the depth of color.  My colors are Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  I start by coloring in with the lightest color and then shade with the medium color.  Then the darkest color.  You then can go back with the light of medium to add more shading. 

In the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, instructions are provided.  They show you to start with the darkest color.  My thoughts are you can always add color.  It’s not easy, if even possible, to remove it.  Like cutting your hair.  You can always cut more off.  You can’t glue it back on. :)

A demonstrator friend prefers the method of starting with the darkest color.  Try both and find out which method most easily gives you the desired results.

Notice the black accents?  These were done in honor of Dixie.  If I hadn’t been mindful to do use Basic Black, my oval matting would have either been Old Olive or Calypso Coral.  The same with the scallop border.  Do you agree Basic Black was the right choice? 

If placing an $150 order to get the Bloom with Hope Stamp Set for free with your Stampin’/Host Rewards is out-of-the question, let’s talk about setting up a book party for you.  With the Hostess Code, you can apply stamping friends’ orders, near or far, to your book party with you earning the hostess benefits so you can get the Bloom with Hope Stamp Set!  Send an email today to [email protected] to set up your online book party.


Bloom with Hope Sympathy Card Supplies

Bloom With Hope Wood Stamp Set

Redeemable only with Stampin’ Rewards or Hostess Benefits
$23.00

Bloom With Hope Clear Stamp Set

Redeemable only with Stampin’ Rewards or Hostess Benefits
$17.00

 

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Make beautiful sympathy cards with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom with Hope Stamp Set!

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Cute & easy Halloween pumpkin treats with Fry Box Bigz Die

Learn how to quickly and easily make a cute Halloween pumpkin treat box with the Stampin’ Up Fry Box Bigz Die.

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my pumpkin treat video here. 
Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Box

How stinkin’ cute is that?  My stamping friend, Roxanne Ukrainsky, shared with me she was ordering the Fry Box Bigz Die to make Halloween jack-0-lantern treat boxes.  I laughingly told her I was going to steal her idea and pretend it was mine.  And, that’s just what happened in the video!  I forgot to give credit to her.   Roxanne, thank you!  Loved your idea.  Love how cute it turned out, how easy it was to make and to share it so others can make them too.Cute and so quick and easy to make.  Does it get any better?  Oh, I have one.  The fry box size is perfect for a sweet Halloween treat that won’t cost you an arm and leg to fill with candy.

The jack-o-lantern box is cute.  The finishing touch is the tag from the Merry Everything Stamp Set from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Want to make some of these to give this Halloween?  There’s still time!  Halloween is two weeks away. Even those living on the East Coast can have their orders with a few days to make them if you place your order now in my online store

Do you need to add some of the other stamping supplies to your Fry Box Bigz Die order?  They are all pictured below and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.


Cute & easy Halloween pumpkin treat supplies


Heat Tool

$29.95

 

If you have any Halloween ideas you’d like me to steal, I’m mean share with me, send an email to [email protected].

 

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 Make seriously cute and easy jack-o-lantern candy treat boxes for Halloween with the Stampin’ Up! Fry Box Bigz Die!

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