Chocolate Christmas Gifts

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I’m so excited to share a couple of cards with you and also a couple of Ghirardelli chocolate presentation ideas with you.  Scroll to the bottom to see them.

Stampin’ Up! has announced some amazing sales.  One sale flyer lists several stamp sets at a 15% discount.  Also on that flyer, Fast Fuse (adhesive runner) is shown and it’s at a fabulous price: buy one Fast Fuse for $10 and get 2 refills FREE!  This sale lasts only through October 10 for World Card Making Day.

The other flyer lists 13 packages of Designer Series paper that are Buy 3, Get one FREE.  The papers this year are so beautiful.  You may choose the most expensive one as your FREE package. (Only the papers that are listed on the flyer are included in this sale.)  The paper listed is from both the regular catalog and the Occasions catalog.  This sale lasts for the month of October.

If you want to order any of these sale items or anything else, please use the host code:  KJAQC4N3.   If you place an order that is $150 or more, please don’t use the host code as you’ll then receive the host rewards yourself.  If you place an online order this month of at least $35, I’ll send you a blender pen.  If you place a $75 order online, I’ll send you a package of the new black rhinestones. These offers can’t be combined.

To see the items that are included in the sales, please go to www.stampinlady.com and click on Shop Now.  Then on the upper left corner, you’ll see World Card Making and Designer Paper sale.  Click on any of those and it will take you to the sale.

Please check out these sales as I don’t think you’ll want to miss them.

Stampin’ Up! is also offering two special Paper Pumpkin monthly kits.  For the months of October and November, the kits will coordinate.  They are Christmas related, but SU always surprises us with what’s actually in the boxes.

If you’d like to check out or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, please once again go to www.stampinlady.com, click on Shop Now, and scroll down to Paper Pumpkin on the left.  If you decide to subscribe, please use my name.  You must subscribe or purchase before October 10 in order to receive the October kit (which coordinates with the November kit).

The first thing I want to show you is an acetate box (which of course we sell) filled with Ghirardelli chocolates wrapped in Year of Cheer specialty designer paper.  Patty Bennett created both of these chocolate ideas and shared them with the rest of us.  I made a set to display.

Supplies used:

Acetate Card Boxes, Occasions p. 13, 144628, 10 boxes $6.50.

Cheers to the Year stamp set, Occasions p. 37, wood 144295, $25; clear mount 144928 $18.

Cajun Craze stamp pad, reg. p.185, 126965, $6.50.

Year of Cheer designer paper, Occasions p. 37, 144640, $13.

            2” x 5”, 6 each for wrapping Ghirardelli chocolates

            Banners 3 x 1 ½”, 3 each

Silver foil paper, reg. p. 194, 132178, $4.

            12” x 1 ½” for belly band

Whisper White card stock, reg. p. 194, 100730, $9.

            3 x 3” for cutting circle

Foil Snowflakes, Occasions p. 37,  144642, $6.

Winter Wonder embossing folder, Occasions p. 37, 144686, $7.50.

Big Shot, reg. p. 209, 143263, $110.

Stitched Framelits for circle, reg. p. 214, 145372, $30.

Metal Rimmed Pearls, reg. p. 197, 138394, $5. (I used 5)

Year of Cheer Embellishments, Occasions p. 37, 144643, $8.

Linen thread to tie embellishment on, reg. p. 199, 104199, $4.50.

Mini Tinsel Trim, Occasions p. 21, 144636, $9.

Glue Dots, reg. p. 202, 103683, $5.25.

Dimensionals, reg. p. 203, 104430, $4.

I used glue dots to hold the designer paper after I wrapped it around the Ghirardelli chocolates and dimensionals to give depth to the Joy circle.

For the Ghirardelli chocolates that are stacked together, I used the same supplies as above as well as the 3/8” Silver Metallic-Edge ribbon, reg. p. 199, 144213, $7.

I held the wrapped chocolates together with glue dots and linen thread, and then wrapped the ribbon around that.

Thank you so much!  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You may text or call me on my cell at 303-888-1862 or call me at home at 303-674-6435.  I’m always ready to help.

Hugs to each of you, Pat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stamp Camp Sneak Peek

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

Here’s a sneak peek of the cards that we’ll be making on September 29 & 30.

Every time we prepare for stamp camp, I always say that these are the best cards we’ve ever made, but these truly are.  We used lots of metallics, including the copper trim which I love.

I counted the cards as I laid them out to take the picture and there are 12.  We had planned that the cat with bling would be a bonus card, but I don’t know how we ended up with a second bonus card.  Anyway, there are 12 available to you if you want to make all of them.

Here’s the sneak peek:

 

 

I so hope you can attend as “these are the best we’ve ever had”.  Please let me know if you have any questions; you may email, call 303-674-6435, or call or text my cell phone 303-888-1862.

I hope to see you soon.  Many hugs, Pat

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Stamp Camp Sneak Peek!

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

Here’s a sneak peek of the cards that we’ll be making on September 29 & 30.

Every time we prepare for stamp camp, I always say that these are the best cards we’ve ever made, but these truly are.  We used lots of metallics, including the copper trim which I love.

I counted the cards as I laid them out to take the picture and there are 12.  We had planned that the cat with bling would be a bonus card, but I don’t know how we ended up with a second bonus card.  Anyway, there are 12 available to you if you want to make all of them.

Please recall that I can only hold an event if I have at least 5 for that day's event. 

Here’s the sneak peek:

I so hope you can attend as “these are the best we’ve ever had”.  Please let me know if you have any questions; you may email, call 303-674-6435, or call or text my cell phone 303-888-1862.

I hope to see you soon.  Many hugs, Pat

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A Couple of Swap Cards

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I’m back!!!

I’m so sorry for the delay in posting.  We had a wonderful trip to Thailand—thanks to all of you, my wonderful downline members, and Stampin’ Up!   The trip was amazing and we’re so happy to have been there.  Jim wrote a great blog with lots of info and pictures.  You can see it at beltguy.com/blog.

The only downfall was that Jim got sick for a few days while we were there (it didn’t actually make us miss out on anything).  I got sick after we got home—I was sick for 7 days before we got test results telling us that I had salmonella.  I don’t want to have it again.

An update on our daughters:  Lisa had her third chemo session last week.  It was harder on her than the previous ones, but she’s doing pretty well now.  The doctor has asked her to use a cold cap before, during, and for 2 hours after her chemo sessions.  It’s supposed to prevent permanent hair loss.  It’s very painful and claustrophobic as it’s very tight and then is tied to her head with something that runs under her chin.  She has one more session to go and she’ll be finished with her treatments.  Then on November 3rd, she’ll have her final surgery.   I’ll be so glad when she’s finished.

Kelly had her port placed a couple of weeks ago and had her first round of chemo last week (she & Lisa actually had their chemo infusions at the same time at different locations).  Kelly’s doctor had been following a study and changed her infusion drug right before she began receiving it.  She’ll now have six rounds of a little bit less harsh chemo and will then have daily radiation treatments.  She’s teaching this year and plans to miss school only on the chemo session days.  Kelly tolerated her chemo pretty well.

Thankfully, Judy is breast cancer free.  She had a mammogram and then had to have a biopsy, but it came back clear.  We are praying that she stays cancer free.

This is really crazy, but I had my regularly scheduled mammogram a few weeks ago.  There had been a change so I had to have a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound.  I now have to have a biopsy on Wednesday.  The doctor was very reassuring that it will be benign.  I’ll be really glad when it’s over.

I hope you can make it to the stamp camp that I have scheduled for Friday, September 29th  and Saturday, September 30.  It will be here at my house and we’ll have our regular salad potluck.  You may bring any kind of salad ingredients or dessert.  We’ll get the lettuce, spinach, & rolls (and Jim will slice and butter them for you).

The fee is $45 and $35 for club members.  You'll make 10 cards.

I’m thinking this time we’ll do 3 Christmas cards, 2 or 3 masculine cards, and 5 or 6 all occasion cards.  What do you think of that?

For the next event, would you like to have a stamp camp or stamp a stack that is all Christmas cards?

I’ve actually been stamping a lot—I made 186 thank you note cards for Lisa & Kelly over the past few weeks.  I used our Whisper White & Very Vanilla note cards, added a layer of card stock, stamped on designer paper, and layered that onto the coordinating card stock.  They are really cute and really easy.  The girls love them and I’ve loved using my retired designer paper.

I’m going to start sharing the swaps that I received in Thailand with you.  Please let me know if you want the measurements, etc. and I’ll measure them for you.

The first card is one of my favorite swaps from the trip. It was created by  Alicia Graham.

 

The second card uses the new Embossing Paste and is mixed with copper embossing powder and then heat embossed.  It is beautiful and was created by Sue Lepako.

 

 

I hope you enjoy these swaps that I received.  I’m having so much fun with them.

Hugs to all of you, Pat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colorful Seasons Green Leaves Card

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I’m a little behind with this post.

We’re camping at Heaton Bay Campground near Dillon Reservoir.  We have granddaughter Molly with us; it’s so much fun to have her. 

We went down early Monday morning for Lisa’s surgery and came back up Tuesday morning.  I just face-timed with her and that made me feel good.  She’s doing so well all things considered.

The card I’m showing you is the one that I’ll use for my Thailand trip swap.   It is so versatile as it has something for all seasons in it. I used two old techniques that we haven’t used in awhile:  the marbles technique and the baby wipes technique.

 

I don’t  seem to have my usual tools  with me so the directions won’t be quite as good this time.

Colorful Seasons Green Leaf Card

Colorful Seasons stamp set, p. 147, 143726, $27.

Garden Green card stock, p.185, 102584, $8 or assorted, 131192, $8.

     8 ½ x 5 ½”

     2” strips for punching

Whisper White card stock, p. 185, 100730, $9 or assorted, 131191, $8.

     5 ¼” x 4”  2 each

     2” strips for punching

Garden Green pad, p. 185, 126973, $6.50.

Garden Green reinker, p. 185, 102059, $3.75 or Regals reinkers, 131169, $32.

Pear Pizzazz reinker, p. 186, 131160, 3.75 or Subtles reinkers, 131170, $32.

Burlap ribbon, p. 198, 141487, $7; or 3/8” Garden Green 3/8” stitched satin ribbon, $8.  The Garden Green ribbon is a little bit easier to work with.

Pretty Label punch, p. 207, 143715, $18.

Gold Faceted Gems, p. 197, 144141, $5.

The marble technique is what I used for the background.  I put a few drops of Pear Pizzazz reinker (maybe 5) into a wood stamp case (they’re available but not in catalog) and dropped in 3 marbles.  I ran the marbles through the ink until I thought the marbles were coated.  I then put a little piece of snail on the back of my white cs and taped it to the lid of the case.  Then I closed the case and ran the marbles over that.  Then I repeated with another case and Garden Green reinker.

To stamp the leaf bases, I put several drops of each of the above colors onto a baby wipe and that became my stamp pad.  (The colors bleed together on the baby wipe.)

I then stamped the leaf outline over the large leaves with Garden Green ink.

For the greeting, I punched one label from the Whisper White and two from the Garden green.  I then “surrounded” the white label with two green labels.  Then I attached it with dimensionals.

This will be a beautiful card using Fall colors, too.  For this one, I wanted Spring/Summer.

If  you want to shop, please use this host code:  KJGXGPVS.   You may use this link:

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Enjoy this card; it’s really fun to use these old techniques again.

Please let me know if you have any questions; I love to talk stamping.

Hugs, Pat

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Colorful Seasons Lawn Chair Card

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I need to apologize as I’m a little late in posting this.  Yesterday was my birthday and we were celebrating all day.  We had a great day!

Today I have one of the cards that we did at our BOGO event on Friday.  It used the new Colorful Seasons bundle along with its matching Colorful Theory designer paper. I love this set as it has year-round images.

Colorful Seasons Chair Card

Colorful Seasons Bundle, p. 147, 145348, $54.

Thick White card stock, p. 194, 140272, $7 (also newly available in Very Vanilla).

     8 ½’ x 5 ½”

Flirty Flamingo card stock, p. 184, 141416, $8; or assorted 141413, $8.

     2 ¾” x 4 ¼”

Chocolate Chip card stock, p. 185, 102128, $8; or assorted 131191, $8.

     5 ½” x 2 1/8”

Color Theory Designer paper, p.147, 144193, $10.  (We used the Old Olive that faded from dark to very light.)

     4 ½ x 3”  You can get two out of each 6 x 6 piece.

Flirty Flamingo pad, p.184, 141397, $6.50.

Stamping Sponges, p. 200, 141337, 3.50.

Pearls, p. 197,  144219, $5.

Dimensionals, p. 203, 104430, $4.

Big Shot,  p. 209, 143263, $110.

Layering Ovals Framelits, p. 214. $35.

Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 143751, $33.

We sponged Flirty Flamingo ink on to the top of the Color Theory designer paper.  The only thing you need to be cautious of is only put glue on the part of the chair that sticks to the white cs.

If you want to place an order, please this host code KJGXGPVS.  If your order is over $150, please don’t use the host code so that you can reap the host rewards for yourself.

The SHOP NOW link is:  SHOP NOW  .

I think this is a great card and you’ll have so much fun with it.

Hugs to each of you, Pat

 

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Hot Air Balloon Card

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I have another card for you.

This time it’s the Lift Me Up hot air balloon card.

 

Lift Me Up stamp set, p. 58, wood 142893, $29; clear 142896, $21.

Flourishing Phrases, p. 24, wood 141531, $49; clear 141534, $37—for that cute little “Hello”.

Pool Party card stock, p. 186, 122924, $8 or assorted 131193, $8.

     8 ½ x 5 ½”

     4 ¾” x 2 ¾”

Basic Black card stock, p.185, 121045, $8, or assorted 131191, $8.

     5” x 3 ¾”

     3 ½” x 2 ¾”

Whisper White card stock, p. 185, 100730, $9; or assorted 131191, $8.

     5 ¼” x 4”

     1 inch strip for clouds

Daffodil Delight card stock, p. 186,  119683, $8; or assorted 131190, $8.

     1” strip

Bermuda Bay card stock, p. 186, 131197, $8; or assorted 131190,$8.

     1 ½” strip

Calypso Coral card stock, p.186, 122925, $8; or assorted 131193, $8.

     2” strip

Pool Party pad, p. 186, 126982, $6.50.

Black Momento pad, p. 200, 132708, $6.

Smoky Slate pad, p. 185, 131179, $6.50.

Stampin’ Sponges, p. 200, 141337, $3.50.

Dimensionals, p. 203, 104430, $4.

Scotch tape

Big Shot. p. 209, 143263, $110.

Up & Away Thinlits, p. 216, 142748, $30.

Seaside Embossing Folder, p. 210, 141481, $8.50.

A couple of tips for this card:  the Scotch tape is used to hold the balloon pieces together before you attach them to the black balloon itself.  We turned the balloon colored pieces backwards, assembled them and then put a piece of tape on their back side to hold them together.

Also, the clouds are sponged on the edges with Smoky Slate ink. The only piece that has a dimensional under it is the Hello cloud.

Enjoy this card.  It’s fun to do with all of the bright colors.

If you want to place an order, please this host code KJGXGPVS.  If your order is over $150, please don’t use the host code so that you can reap the host rewards for yourself.

I believe I’ve fixed the SHOP NOW link:  SHOP NOW  .

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Home:  303-674-6435

Call or Text:  303-888-1862

Hugs to each of you, Pat

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful You Card

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I had planned to post this a couple of days ago, but I obviously didn't make it.

Please remember that BOGO is coming this weekend. Let me know if you need the details.

Ok, so I finally have a card for you. This time, it’s using the lovely Beautiful You stamp set. This card is very elegant. If you’re placing an online order, please use host code KJGXGPVS

I believe I’ve fixed the SHOP NOW link: . SHOP NOW

Beautiful You stamp set, p. 141, wood 143004, $39; clear, 143637, $28.

Soft Suede card stock, p. 185, 115318 $8 or assorted, 131191, $8.

8 ½” x 5 ½”

Very Vanilla card stock., p. 185, 101650, $9; or assorted, 131191, $8.

5” x 3 ¾” 2 each, one for the inside and the other for your ovals

Tip Top Taupe card stock, Retired; I would use Crumb Cake card stock, p. 185, 120953 $8 or assorted, 131191, $8. It is the layer behind the designer paper. 5 ¼” x 4”

Gold Foil sheets, p. 194, 132622, $4 6 x 3”

Falling in Love designer paper, Retired; I would use Bundle of Love designer paper p. 189, 144143, $13; or Coffee Break designer paper, p. 188, 144155. $11. Either will make this card even more beautiful. 5” x 3 ¾”

Gold Glimmer paper, p. 194, 133719, $5. ½” x 5 1/4”.

Archival Black pad, p. 201, #140931, $7.

Wink of Stella, p.200, 141897 (randomly on designer paper).

Watercolor pencils, p. 201, 141709, $16.

Blender pens, p. 200. 102845, $12.

Big Shot, p. 209, 143263, $110.

So Detailed thinlits, Retired; I would use Detailed Floral Thinlits, p. 216, #141482, $25.

Stitched Shapes Framelits, p. 214, 145372, $30.

Layering Ovals, p. 214, 141706, $35.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful card. It’s simple and it looks complicated—the best kind.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Home: 303-674-6435

Cell & Text: 303-888-1862

Hugs to each of you, Pat

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June’s Host Code

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I’m just creating a quick post to give you June’s host code. I hope to post a card a bit later today.

The most exciting news is that your new catalog is now live. Hooray!

Here’s the host code: KJGXGPVS You may get to the shopping page by clicking this link SHOP NOW  or you can click through by using the bar under the scattered cards. Please remember not to use the host code if your order is over $150 so that you may collect the rewards for yourself.

If I owe you anything, please let me know. I’ll list this month’s extra gifts in the next post.

I’ll be back a little later to give you a card.

Hugs to each of you, Pat

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Adorable Note Cards

Hello My Dear Stamping Friends,

I think Summer might actually be on its way.

I have a couple of things to tell you today.  May 31 is the last day for you to order from the current regular catalog and the Occasions mini catalog.  Please don’t miss out on something that you’re wanting from either of those catalogs.  Once they’re gone, they are gone for good.

The second thing that I want to tell you about is something that’s been in our catalog for several years.  I’ve only used them a little bit in the past, but I’m now in love with them.  They are the Whisper White Note Cards shown on page 195 of the new catalog.  There are 20 cards & envelopes in a package for $6.  And, Very Vanilla Note Cards are also available in the new catalog.  (The white ones are still available in the current catalog.)  Each card is 5” x 3 ½”.

I’ve been making lots of them as thank you notes using the Delightful Daisy designer paper on page 188 of the new catalog.  I’ll include pictures of some of the ones I’ve made, but I want to give you the measurements.  As mentioned above, the cards are already cut and scored for you.  The solid piece of card stock is 4 ¾” x 3 1/4”; the designer paper is 4 ½” x 3”.

For the envelope flap, I cut the designer paper 6” x 2”.  I then put quite a bit of snail on the envelope flap (outside) and a tiny strip of snail in the middle of the back of the designer paper and attach the two.  Then I just trim around it.  They are so cute.

If you place an order before the end of May, please use this hostess code:  2G3HBFMW    SHOP NOW     I’ll  start another hostess code for June.

If your order is $150 0r more, please don’t use the host code so that you can collect the host rewards for yourself.

Here are pictures of some of the note cards I’ve made.

 

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs to each of you, Pat

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