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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!

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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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Save 25% on the Stampin’ Up! Truly Grateful Wood Mount Stamp Set when you order by Monday, October 20, 2014!

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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.

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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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My heart is sad . . .

Dixie Pechacek. . . as we mourn the loss of my friend Dixie Pechacek.  Dixie went home to be with the Lord yesterday.  Of that, there is no doubt.  As I wipe away the tears, there is a lot of comfort in knowing she is in glory.

Dixie was the most generous person I’ve ever known.  She was generous with praise, her time. talents and resources.  She gave and gave and gave and was so appreciative of anything done for her.  Dixie was a great example of a Christian woman to emulate.

Why am I telling you about Dixie?  Because Dixie was not only my friend, but a downline that became a precious friend.  Dixie became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on April 1, 2002.

I met Dixie when we lived in Sealy, Texas.  Her daughter-in-law invited her to one of my Stampin’ Up! parties.  Dixie was immediately hooked.  And she wanted to share her new hobby with everyone.  She hosted a Stampin’ Up! party for me.  The room was filled and full of energy with others who wanted to learn how to stamp too.  Dixie’s enthusiasm was infectious.

My stamping business was growing so fast, I could hardly keep up with the parties.  Dixie’s friends wanted more parties.  I knew I needed help. One day I picked up the phone and called Dixie and asked her if she had given any thought to joining Stampin’ Up!?  Despite being involved with church, her husband’s business, a devoted grandmother who never missed a game, she added a stamping business to her plate because she loved the art of papercrafting and Stampin’ Up! products. She did it well for nearly 13 years.  I loved being a part of it with her.

It was from Dixie that I learned what an elegant accent Basic Black Cardstock added.  She laughed and said it was an easy out.  She was quite talented.  Very humble, while at the same time, full of praise.  It was always a delight to listen to her go on about my cards.  I’d laugh when she’d say Stampin’ Up! should hire me to make sample cards for them.   Even though I laughed it off, I’m sure going to miss her compliments.

A couple of months after Dixie joined Stampin’ Up! with me, we moved from Texas.  Distance did not keep our friendship from growing.  A month never went by without a phone call.  It’s hard to believe after all this time that Dixie won’t be on the other end.

My heart hurts, tears roll down my face.  I’m eternally grateful that Stampin’ Up! brought Dixie into my life. 

 

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3 new 2014-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog dies are 25% off!

 
Included in the new Weekly Deals (save 25% on select new products every week) is the Mustache Framelits Die that coordinates with the Santa Stache Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.  I have a couple of great samples below this week’s Weekly Deals. 
 

 

 
The cute Christmas tags were on treats for us at Founder’s Circle. Also included with the Santa Stache Stamp Set is the sentiment “wishing you a “stache” of cheer, this season and the coming year” you can use for your Christmas cards.
 
Great timing on my new Darling Doily Thinlits Die delivered just in time to show you a picture of the beautiful embossing it creates on the doily while you can save 25% with the Weekly Deals.
 
 
 
Isn’t that pretty?!  Save 25% on the Darling Doily Thinlits Die and other Weekly Deals products in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com through October 20 only!
Not an online shopper?  You can still shop with Shelly!  Call me at 702-513-9997 to place your Stampin’ Up! orders for you.
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New Stampin’ Up! faith-based Christmas stamp set!

 
The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is fabulous!  Many have said they would have liked to had another faith-based stamp set included. Stampin’ Up! heard us and responded with the just-released-today Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gentle Peace is available now to order in my online store.
 
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