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Spooky Fun Trick-or-Treat Bag Tutorial Video

Watch to see how I deck out a plain, black gift bag into a fabulous trick-or-treat bag with the Stampin’ Up! Spooky Fun Stamp Set and coordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies!

Watch my Spooky Fun trick-or-treat bag tutorial HERE if my video is not displaying properly on your device.

Stampin' Up! Spooky Fun Trick-or-Treat BagCan you imagine if we’d had a trick-or-treat bag like this when we were kids? As much as I loved candy, the candy would have taken a back seat to this fabulous Spooky Fun trick-or-treat bag.

This will be a fantastic bag to use for October birthdays, to take treats to work or just to use for ourselves. It’s sure to get some great comments.

You saw in the video how to make the Spooky Fun bag. You’ll most likely need a few items if you’d like to make one or more. All the supplies to make it are pictured a little lower in the post and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com. You are also welcome to call me at 702-513-9997 to place your order over the phone.

Be sure to use item number 144437 to order the Spooky Fun Bundle to save 10% on both the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Edgelits Dies

 

Stampin' Up! Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series PaperI’m giving a FREE sampling of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to everyone who places a $50 or more Stampin’ Up! product order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com September 21 through Friday, September 30! You’ll receive a 4″ x 4″ piece of each of the 12 patterns with your personally stamped thank you card!

 

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code CY2RA46E for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

Spooky Fun Trick-or-Treat Bag Supplies

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Say “Get Well Soon” with a Get Well Soup Card

You can’t very easily send a bowl of chicken noodle Stampin' Up! Get Well Soup Cardsoup through the mail, but you can send this easy-to-make get well card with the Stampin’ Up! Get Well Soup Stamp.

Your under the weather friend, family member or co-worker will read “get well soon” in the steam of the chicken noodle soup with this hand stamped get well card. This steam probably won’t open up the sinuses, but her chapped lips will smile.

The bowl of soup and steam were embossed on Vellum Cardstock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then used the technique named stained glass. On the opposite side of the embossing, you color in the image. When you turn it over, the color showing through reminds you of a stained glass window. If you’d like to see this technique demonstrated in a video, you’ll find it in the over 88 exclusive videos in my membership site the Stamping Playground. Click here to learn how to get access to the library of videos and much more for about the price of a crafting magazine.

The color of the bowl is intense because it was filled in with a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, adding another layer of Melon Mambo ink over the first layer and then again. What is so fabulous about the stained glass technique is you don’t see marker lines from the front. 

The soup is filled in with So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker. More intense than you’d expect with a subtle color. The trick was layering the color, as with the Melon Mambo for the bowl.

Stampin’ Write Markers are available to order in color collections – Melon Mambo in the Brights Stampin’ Write Markers and So Saffron in the Subtles. Your best value is in the purchase of the Many Marvelous Markers. The Many Marvelous Markers include the four core color collections (Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles) with 10 empty slots for the current In Color Stampin’ Write Markers available to purchase separately.

Here’s the way I see it. You NEED the Many Marvelous Markers so you’ll be able to make and send a Get Well Soup card to help make others feel better. 🙂

All the supplies to make my Get Well Soup card are pictured lower in the post. Click on the picture or description of the Many Marvelous Markers and other products you want to order to be taken directly to my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

 Stampin' Up! Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series PaperI’m giving a FREE sampling of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to everyone who places a $50 or more Stampin’ Up! product order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com September 21 through Friday, September 30! You’ll receive a 4″ x 4″ piece of each of the 12 patterns with your personally stamped thank you card!

 

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code CY2RA46E for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

 

Get Well Soup Card Supplies

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Simple and Spooky Halloween Card Tutorial Video

Remember that house you and your friends always heard rumors about and dared each other to walk up the steps for a piece of Halloween candy? Think about that scary house as you watch my simple and spooky Halloween card video with the Stampin’ Up! Halloween Scares Stamp Set and Spooky Fun Bundle.

 

Watch my simple and spooky Halloween card tutorial here if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

 

Stampin' Up! Halloween Scares CardI love candy so much that if the porch light was on to indicate candy was waiting for me, I’d walk up those steps. Would you?

 

This Halloween card was so much fun to make! All the supplies to make my simple and spooky Halloween card are pictured a little lower in this post and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

We’ve outgrown going trick-or-treating, but everyone still loves treats. I’m giving a FREE sampling of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper to everyone who places a $50 or more Stampin’ Up! product order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com September 21 (today!) through Friday, September 30! You’ll receive a 4″ x 4″ piece of each of the 12 patterns with your personally stamped thank you card!

 

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code CY2RA46E for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

 

Simple and Spooky Halloween Card Supplies

 

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Christmas Blessings with Stampin’ Up! Christmas Pines

What is your favorite Christmas card greeting? You Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines Cardcan send Christmas Blessings with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Pines Stamp Set.

Isn’t that a beautiful way to say Merry Christmas? Quite fitting for a beautiful handmade Christmas card made with the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

Christmas Blessings is in the center of an oval die-cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. And layered with two more ovals from the same die set. The scalloped oval dresses the card up.

The pine boughs stamped on the oval with the Christmas Blessings is from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set. The die-cut pine cones and pine boughs are from the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines Card

As I wrote in the blog post for another Christmas Pines card, the stamp set and Thinlits Dies are fantastic together and you just know we’ll be using the pine boughs and pine cones dies as accents with other stamp sets and dies too.

Inside my handmade Christmas card I stamped the pine boughs again. The two-step stamps make for nice full pine boughs.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines Card

Order the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies together in the Christmas Pines Bundle and save 10% on both in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Like those die-cut ovals? And saving money? Through Wednesday, September 21, 2016, save 25% on the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies!

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code CY2RA46E for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

Christmas Pines Card Supplies

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Do you apply too much adhesive? Here’s an easy fix

Applying Multipurpose Liquid GlueWhen you use liquid glue, do you apply too much adhesive?

Does it seem like you haven’t mastered how to squeeze out just the right amount of glue ending up with a mess? If so, you’re really going to like this tip from Margaret Garner.

 

She says to squeeze Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto a Silicone Craft Sheet.

 

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Dampen a small paint brush, pick up some adhesive and paint it on your paper.

 

Paint Multipurpose Glue onto Paper

 

You can use the glued pieces right away or allow them to get tacky. When the glue is tacky you can rearrange the pieces without getting glue on your paper craft project. Press when in place for a good hold.

 

Be sure to clean your paint brush as soon as you’re done. The Multipurpose Glue will peel off your Silicone Craft Sheet once it is dry. 

 

After making an exclusive video for my Stamping Playground membership site in which I reminded my Playground Friends to rinse their paint brushes with glue on the right away, I forgot to rinse mine. Rut-ro. It was good and hard by the next day.
Rinsing it helped some. I then soaked the bristles in lighter fluid for five minutes or so. That worked like a charm. The paint brush bristles are nice and soft again. If you forget and have to go that route, you’ll need to wash the bristles with a cleaner. They felt oily after soaking in lighter fluid.

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Save 25% on Layering Ovals Framelits!

The last week of the Special Offers have been released. I was excited to see the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies on sale for 25% off! You’ll save $8.75 when you order them by September 21 in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

There’s also good news for those who scrapbook with Project Life. Grab up the 25% off savings on the Project Life Card Collections and Accessory Packs pictured below. You’ll have to be quick because they, too, are on sale only through September 21.

Special Offers September 15 – September 21, 2016 Only!

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code FUTU67BH for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

 

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Save up to 60% off retired Stampin’ Up! products!

Tuesday Stampin’ Up! added a large variety of retired accessories, tools and stamp sets to the Clearance Rack. While some are sold out, there are still A LOT of retired products at incredible savings available to order!

As of Friday afternoon, September 16, the retired Stampin’ Up! products that are still available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com are pictured below. What a list! Order the products you want IMMEDIATELY because when they’re sold out they are gone forever.

 

Up to 60% off! Available only while supplies last!

Tree Punch

$18.00
$10.80

Takeout Boxes

$6.00
$2.40

Red Foil Sheets

$4.00
$2.20

Label Bracket Punch

$16.00
$9.60

Gift Bow Bigz L Die

$33.00
$19.80

Cupcake Builder Punch

$18.00
$10.80

Clothespins

$4.00
$2.20

Banner Punch

$13.00
$7.80

1" Square Punch

$16.00
$9.60

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code FUTU67BH for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Basket of Wishes Fall Greeting Card

“Sending a basket full of wonderful wishes for your Stampin' Up! Basket of Wishes Fall Cardbirthday” is what reads on the front of my Stampin’ Up! Basket of Wishes fall greeting card.

There are three styles of baskets to fill with fruit or flowers in the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set. With fall quickly approaching, the sunflowers keep calling my name. Did you see my Basket of Wishes card with a border of sunflowers? You can see it here.

It was easy to add the sunflowers to the basket because Basket of Wishes is a photopolymer (clear rubber) stamp set. You can see through the stamps. No need for a stamp positioning tool when you can do that.

This is a simple card dressed up with several layers. The most noticeable are the ovals. Those were die-cut with the new Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. There are fifteen dies in the set. What’s special about this set of dies is you have the option of scalloped ovals for layering! Sometimes you feel like a scalloped layer, sometimes you don’t. My Basket of Wishes card looks great sporting a scalloped oval.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Wishes Fall Card

The Crumb Cake polka dot paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. My plan was to use the opposite side with the script only to change my mind when I flipped it over to apply Fast Fuse Adhesive. The polka dots just felt right.

The other two layers behind the layered ovals are Crumb Cake and Garden Green Cardstock. The basket was watercolored with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad ink and the leaves were colored with Garden Green ink.

Tied over top of the three layers and under the ovals is the new Kraft Rope Trim from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. I removed one of the strands of the braided rope.

The Basket of Wishes Stamp Set is also from the Holiday Catalog and available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

If you’re quick, you can save 25% on the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies! You need to place your order by September 21, 2016 grab up the savings.

Don’t forget to use Hostess Code FUTU67BH for orders under $150 placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com placed by September 30 Mountain Time to be entered into my September Drawing for all six hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One entry is earned for every $35 in product totals! Click HERE to learn more including the two additional prizes for the September Drawing.

Basket of Wishes Card Supplies

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Clean and Simple Mixed Borders Card

Copper and white together for an elegant clean and Stampin' Up! Mixed Borders Cardsimple Mixed Borders card.

How pretty all the new copper accessories are! The copper embossed flowers are striking layered on Copper Foil Sheets against the Whisper White Thick Cardstock. 

The border of flowers and greeting along the bottom are from the Mixed Borders Stamp Set. The coordinate perfectly with the larger flowers in the center from the Love & Affection Stamp Set.

 

The finishing touch is the Copper Metallic Thread wrapped around several times tied off into a sweet bow. 
 
Mixed Borders Card Measurements
  • 4-1/4″ x 11″ Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Whisper White Cardstock
  • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Bronze Foil Sheets

Order the Mixed Borders Stamp Set in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com. All the supplies to make my clean and simple card are pictured lower in the post.

Stamping Smiles September DrawingRemember, for every $35 in products ordered in September, you’ll earn one entry into my September Drawing!
 

 

There are three prizes for the September Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win six (6) exclusive Stampin’ Up! hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog (Fabulous Flora Clear Mount, Basket for You Photopolymer, Love You Lots Clear Mount, Pun Intended Photopolymer, Gift of Love Photopolymer, Time of Year Photopolymer, $100.00 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!

 

One entry into the September Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com September 1 – September 30 Mountain Time using Hostess Code FUTU67BH.

 

Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code do not earn Stampin’ Rewards.

 

The drawing is open to those with an U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

 

Clean and Simple Mixed Border Card Supplies

 

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Save up to 60% on retired Stampin’ Up! products!

A LOT of retired Stampin’ Up! products have just been added to the Handmade card made with Stampin' Up! Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set www.stampingsmiles.comClearance Rack at discounts up to 60% off! Hurry because they are available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

You’ll find retired 2014-2016 In Color Cardstock, punches, ribbon and more! There are quite a few photopolymer stamp sets too. Like the Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set used to make my clean and simple feathers card.

 

Click HERE to see the full list of what is still available to order.

 

Pictured below are just a few of the retired products added to the Clearance Rack this morning. Some may already be sold out.

 

Place your order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com before your favorites sell out!

 

Before placing your order check out the Special Offers! Save 25% on select 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog products!

 

Clearance Rack products can be added to the same order with2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog products and 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog products. 

 

You are also welcome to call me at 702-513-9997 to have me place your order for you. 

 

Just a Few of the Retired Products Discounted up to 60%
Off!

But only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
[140583]
$11.00
Only $4.40

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
[133675]
$7.00
Only $2.80

Brights Candy Dots

Brights Candy Dots
[130931]
$6.00
Only
$2.40

Cupcake Builder Punch

Cupcake Builder Punch
[121807]
$18.00
Only
$10.80

Gift Bow Bigz L Die

Gift Bow Bigz L Die
[129977]
$33.00
Only
$19.80

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
[133363]
$11.00
Only $4.40

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
[132965]
$25.00
Only $15.00

Little Letters Thinlits Die

Little Letters Thinlits Die
[133730]
$29.00
Only $17.40

Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lost Lagoon 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
[133679]
$7.00
Only $2.80

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
[133676]
$7.00
Only $2.80

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
[137950]
$16.00
Only
$6.40

Red Foil Sheets

Red Foil Sheets
[139607]
$4.00
Only
$2.20

Spider Web Doilies

$4.50
Only $2.48

Tree Punch

Tree Punch
[135859]
$18.00
Only $10.80

Click HERE to see all the retired Stampin’ Up! products on the Clearance Rack.

 

September Drawing!For my September Drawing someone is going to win all six of the hostess only stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog! Another will win a free month of membership to Stamping Playground and another

will win an one month subscription to Hassle-Free Cards!  Earn one entry for every $35 in online order totals due placed in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com when placed by September 30 MT using Hostess Code FUTU67BH. Click HERE for a full explanation and a video showing you how to apply a
Hostess Code.
 

Please note: If your online order is $150 or more (before shipping and sales tax), do not use the Hostess Code because your order will automatically earn FREE Stampin’ Rewards (FREE shopping dollars to spend on Stampin’ Up! products).

 

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