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My favorite Stampin’ Up! Four Feathers swap card

Stampin' Up! Four Feathers CardThis Stampin’ Up! Four Feathers card is striking!   There absolutely were other nice Four Feathers cards in the Founder’s Circle swap, but you can’t help to have a favorite.  And this is mine.

After your done admiring it, you sit back and realize it is a simple design.  A simple design with a lot of nice touches.

The color combination is fabulous.  We have Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.  The blue just pops off the page.

Three of the four banners only needed a fishtail cut on each end.  On the fourth “just because” needed to be stamped in the center and a fishtail cut on each end.    What a great way to use up all those small scrap pieces we just can’t throw out.

The little bit of a Tea Lace Doily peeking out adds an elegant touch.

The lines along the bottom are from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  The are understated and flow with the banners.  Great for a fill in.

Then you have the accessorizing the Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and silver sequins from the Frosted Sequins.   Nice, nice, nice nice nice.

All of that to dress up the feathers from the Stampin’ Up! Four Feathers Stamp Set.  One feather was stamped right on the Smoky Slate Cardstock.  The other two were stamped on Whisper White Cardstock and die-cut in a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the coordinating Feathers Framelits Dies.  No need to handcut the feathers when you have Framelits to do it for you.

Did you know you can save 15% on the Four Feathers Stamp Set and Feathers Framelits?  You can when you purchase them together in the Four Feathers Bundle.  Your choice of wood mount or clear mount in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  All the supplies to make this card are pictured below and linked right into my online store. 


Four Feathers Card Supply List

 

Four Feathers is from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  The Holiday Catalog is filled with limited-edition products available only until January 5, 2015.  Only a very small select items make it into the next annual catalog.  Off the top of my head, I can only think of one stamp set from last year’s Holiday Catalog that has also been included in the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  Not a chance you want to take if you want to add the Four Feathers Stamp Set and Framelits to your stamping selection.

 

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Would this Four Feathers card make it to the top of the list as your favorite too?

 

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Last 2 days to get free papers for your new home-based business!

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pack of Paper PromotionLove, love, love that Stampin’ Up! is giving a free package of Designer Series Paper each month for six months when you start your new home-based stamping business by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Why does this excite me?  Because everyone loves Stampin’ Up! two-sided pretty papers.  As is always the case, Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are always so much prettier in person.  We like them in the catalog but go gaga when we see them. To get a new free pack for the next six months to use in your Stampin’ Up! parties, classes and to make samples will allow you to show them off to your customers so they’ll go gaga too!  Popular products to show off at no expense to you is downright fantastic!

But, and there’s a big but, there are only two more days to get free Designer Series Paper for the next six months.  The Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion (say that three times fast) ends Friday, October 31!  You can join Stampin’ Up! and my team right now!  Go to www.startmybusinesswithshelly.com to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  You’ll fill out the online application and pick out up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products you want for your Starter Kit.  Stampin’ Up! will include in your Starter Kit business supplies such as 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalogs, 2014 Holiday Catalogs, order forms and more for only $99!

Free Designer Series Paper for the next six months, in business for the always great Black Friday sales and me as your upline to guide and mentor you in your new stamping business is one phenomenal trio!

Have any questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Please call me at 702-513-9997 or email me at [email protected].   
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Only two days left in the new demonstrator Stampin’ Up! Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion!  Join Stampin’ Up! with me now!

 

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Save 25% on the Word Bubbles Framelits Dies!

Save 25% on the Stampin’ Up! Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, but only for one week in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  The Word Bubbles Framelits are not the only cardmaking products on sale with this week’s Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, but it is my favorite.  Below the sale items you’ll find a clean and simple card I made with the Word Bubbles.

Remember this card?  The Word Bubbles Framelits coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Just Sayin’ Stamp Set, but if it will fit, use it!  On this clean and simple card, the “Let’s Celebrate” greeting is from the Stampin’ Up! Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Sumthin Sumthin stampingsmilescom All the Stampin’ Up! products shown above are discounted 25% for one week only!  Order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

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Order your Word Bubbles Framelits Dies by Monday, November 3 to save 25%!

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Quick and easy Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath Christmas card

My quick and easy Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath Christmas card will show you an old dog can learn new tricks (me).  Watch to see the slick trick die-cutting with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

If the video is not display properly, watch my quick & easy Wondrous Wreath Christmas card video here.
 

Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath CardThe first couple of cards I made with the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, I die-cut the center after stamping.  That’s how we’ve always done it, right?  I was curious to try out the suggestion from Stampin’ Up! to die-cut the center first.  Didn’t think it would work that well.  Thought it would be hard to center the stamp around the hole.  Not so with the clear photopolymer stamps.  

The Wondrous Wreath Bundle has been very popular.  That we can see through the stamps to easily build the wreath is three colors is a big reason why.  And now that you see how to die-cut the center first for a better die-cut image, would you like to purchase it too?

If so, order the Wondrous Wreath Bundle (Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Wonderful Wreath Framelits bundled to save you 15%!) now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

All the stamping supplies for my card design are shown below.  Click on the picture of the product(s) you want to purchase and be taken directly into my online store.

The Wondrous Wreath Bundle is from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.   There hasn’t been any word from Stampin’ Up! that it will be available for purchase after the catalog ends of January 5, 2015.  If you like it, it’s better to order it now instead of waiting and hoping.


Quick and easy Wondrous Wreath card supplies

Do you have the Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine?  It’s worth every penny of the price tag!  Christmas is less than two months away.  If you don’t treat yourself to it first, add it to your Christmas wish list. :)

 

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Will you try die-cutting the center first?  I believe you’ll find my Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath card idea quick and easy to make if you do.

 

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Shelli and Sara’s Stampin’ Up! Seasonally Scattered Swap

Stampin' Up! Seasonaly Scattered Stamp SetShelli Gardner and her daughter Sara used the Stampin’ Up! Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set for their Founder’s Circle swap this year.  Through the window made with the  Chalk Talk Framelits Dies ,you can see the stamped thanks.

With the Magnetic Platform for the thin metal dies – Thinlits and Edgelits, getting the Chalk Talk Framelits Die to stay centered is an easy task.  You just want to be sure to stamp thanks in the center of the Crumb Cake Note Card.

Sara and Shelli rounded the corners of the Basic Black Cardstock with the Project Life Corner Punch.  Before attaching with Stampin’ Dimensionals, an Autumn Wooden Element (Holiday Catalog) was attached with a piece of Linen Thread.  Even though dangling over the word, thanks is still easy enough to read.

For a splash of color, a small banner was added to the right and left side of the Basic Black window with the Banner Punch. 

Having your cardstock already cut to size and scored for you can save you time.  Besides the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes and Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes, did you know Stampin’ Up! carries 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card bases?  In the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog you’ll find the

2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases Assortments

2014-2016 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases Assortments

Bermuda Bay Cut & Ready Card Bases

Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases

Crushed Curry Cut & Ready Card Bases

Early Espresso Cut & Ready Card Bases

Real Red Cut & Ready Card Bases

Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases

Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases

Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases

Additional colors from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog:

Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases

Garden Green Cut & Ready Card Bases

Lost Lagoon Cut & Ready Card Bases

Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases

 

Cut & Ready Card Bases and all the supplies used to make Shelli and Sara’s card are available to order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

Seasonally Scattered Note Card Supply List

Banner Punch

$12.95

 

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set for quick note cards like Shelli and Sara made for the swap.

 

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The fabulous Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!

The 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement cannot even begin to do justice to how fabulous the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit is!  You can read all day long you can create 26 3D stars, but seeing one made close up and personal helps to make it all sink in.  Watch my video to see how I put one 3D star together and the hints I learned from putting my first one together.

If the video is not displaying properly, watch my Many Merry Stars Kit video here.

Stampin' Up! Many Merry Stars Simply Created KitAt Founder’s Circle, one of the Christmas trees was decorated with the Many Merry 3D stars.  You could also use them to decorate a mantel.  So pretty.  And fun to make.  The design is very clever.  Easier to make than I would have thought.

You also have the option to use some of the stars and accessories to create gift tags, use on handmade cards or adorn other projects. 

Would you like to save on your purchase of the Many Merry Stars Kit?  Send the answer to the Stamping Smiles Holiday Catalog Contest question, “What is the name of the star kit pictured on page 9 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Supplement?” by email to [email protected] or call/text 702-513-9997.

Answer the Holiday Supplement Contest question correctly and win 5% off all your Holiday Supplement purchases through October 31!  Look through the supplement carefully because you’ll find a few 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog product and 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog products.  If it’s pictured in the Holiday Supplement with an item number and price, it’s eligible for the discount! 

You’ll be instructed on how to redeem your Holiday Supplement Contest discount after your answer is received.

Here’s the thing with the Many Merry Stars Kit and other Christmas products exclusive to the Holiday Supplement, they are all only while supplies last.  Will the Many Merry Stars Kit run out in two weeks or two months?  Simply have no way of telling.

If you want any of the products from the Holiday Supplement, send the answer to the contest question.  Then place your order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.


Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit and Supplies

 

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Stampin’ Up! does kits well.  Anytime in the past Christmas kits were sold out quickly.  With all that’s included in the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, you can see how it might also sell out fast too.

 

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Fast and easy Stampin’ Up! Tee-Hee-Hee card idea

Stampin' Up! Tee-Hee-Hee Stamp SetIf you have the supplies, or live close to Utah and get your orders in a couple of days after ordering, this Stampin’ Up! Tee-Hee-Hee card idea is fast & easy to do.

The Halloween card was from the Founder’s Circle swap.  Embossing and die-cutting will make quick work of this.

In order to have the entire front of your Tee-Hee-Hee card embossed with stars from the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, you’ll need to cut your Basic Black Cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 11″.  That’s the only way you can fit an entire card with an embossing folder through your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Here’s a time-saving tip:  emboss two cards at the same time.  Works like a charm with good embossed images.

While you’ve got your Big Shot out, die-cut three or four pieces of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the Top Note Bigz Die.  Half of the work is already done in just seconds!

Rub the Embossing Buddy over the bottom half of the die-cut Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Stamp the witches’ cauldron with VersaMark ink.  If making more than one of these cards, stamp several.  Now sprinkle on Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melt with the Heat Tool.  The VersaMark ink will stay wet for a good while allowing you to keep stamping instead of stopping and starting.  the pot is small, it will only take a few seconds to melt the powder.

Stamp the broom and bat also from the Stampin’ Up! Tee-Hee-Hee Stamp Set with Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad ink.  Add some dots in Crumb Cake from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.

Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp “Brew up a little fun!” on top of the cauldron.  Add a few well placed Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  They’re self-adhesive.  Big time-saver.

Adhere the Natural Chevron Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots.  Add a Stampin’ Dimensional to each corner of the die-cut Crumb Cake and attach.  You’re done!

Like to make this Halloween card?  All the supplies are available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.  Heads up on a couple of the supplies, Tee-Hee-Hee Stamp Set and Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, they’re available only through January 5, 2015.

 

Tee-Hee-Hee Card Supplies List

Heat Tool

$29.95

 

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 Use the Stampin’ Up! Tee-Hee-Hee Stamp Set for fun and easy handmade Halloween cards.

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Learn how to make this punch art roasted turkey!

Punch Art Roasted Turkey Circle Thinlits CardOkay, just how cute is this punch art roasted turkey?  Love it!  It was one of the great swaps from Founder’s Circle.  

Would you believe the turkey is from the Stampin’ Up! Bird Builder Punch?  I’ve taken several pictures so you can see how to make the punch art roasted turkey.

This should make it a little easier to picture it.

Stampin' Up! Bird Builder Punch

 Starting to take form.  And it just keeps getting better from here.

Bird Builder Punch wing for a drumstick

The roasting pan is made with the Modern Label Punch . . .

Stampin' Up! Modern Label Punch

 . . . cut in half.

Stampin' Up! Modern Label Punch trimmed in half

Okay, let’s turn that wing into a drumstick.  You’ll do that with the foot from the Owl Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch

Add it to the wing.

Adhere Owl Foot

Now for a little trimming.

Trim off excess

Have a look!

Punch Art Drumstick

Now let’s put it all together.

Punch Art Roasted Turkeys

Pretty nifty!

You absolutely have to see the flip side.  “Hope your Thanksgiving is stuffed with Happiness” from the Stampin’ Up! Mingle All the Way Stamp Set.  This flip card made with the Circle Card Thinlits Die is perfection.

Stampin' Up! Mingle All the Way

Does taking different punch shapes and turning them into a project tickle you?  It can’t help but to tickle your funny bone!

Did you know I have several punch art project sheets available to order now?  From a punch art apple to a punch art watermelon slice!  Check out my Made with Punches Classes.  You’ll find eight punch art classes.

Last year I added a new punch art class with a fun addition.  Each of the punch art projects include a card idea using it!  Take the Get Punchy with Shelly VIDEO Class here!

 

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Make a punch art roasted turkey with the Stampin’ Up! Bird Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch and Modern Label Punch!

 

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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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