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October 2016

Workshop Summary - October 15, 2016

This October workshop focused on Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stampin' Up! was running a special on Designer Series Paper, buy 3 and get 1 more for free.   All the paper on special are 12"x12" double-sided sheets.   In a craft store, the decorative 12x12 sheets are only printed on one side and the paper weight is less.   Stampin' Up! provides quality papers and coordinates with all their paper card board colors.  

Pumpkin Polkadots    


  • Stamp Set - Jar of Haunts (#142247 $17)
  • Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4"; Any Halloween Designer Series Paper 5 1/4"x4"; Brights Designer Series Paper, orange and green, Whisper White for moon message
  • Framelits - ovals and May Flowers (#140276 $31) 
  • Punch - 1 3/8 Circle 
  • Ink - Black Stazon 
  • Adhesives - double-sided tape (Snail), Dimensionals 
  • Directions - I used dimensionals under the first oval and taped down the other two.  There is also dimensionals under the moon message.   The Jar of Haunts stamp set has a little spider which I added on the inside of the card and using a ruler, drew a thin line from the fold in the spider.  


Night of Navy Banners


  • Card Stock - Night of Navy 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4", and 1"x4".   Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663 $11) cut in following sizes:  3/4" x 4 1/2", 1" x 4", 3/4" x 3 3/4", 3/4" x 3 3/4", and 1/2" x 3"  
  • Punch - 1" square
  • Ribbon - 2 (two) 1" by 6".  One for bottom of bow and one for top of bow.  (I used Watermelon Wonder)  
  • Ink - White Stazon 
  • Adhesives - double-sided tape (SNAIL), Fast Fuse (for tab supporting banners and ribbon), Glue Dots 
  • Directions - The banner was cut using the corner of the 1" square punch.   You can also make it with scissors by cutting a triangle from the bottom piece.   Tape the banners onto the 1"x4" piece of paper.  Turn over banner tab and add Fast Fuse.  Place ribbon across the banner tops and fold over the ribbon to the back adhesive.   add more Fast Fuse on ribbon and place at top of folded card base.  With second piece of ribbon tie one single knot.   Cut ribbon ends like the banners are cut.  Glue Dot the ribbon center and each ribbon side to keep ribbon in place on the card.   Add a stamped message using White Stazon ink.   

Using Old Designer Series Paper


  • Card Stock - Whisper White 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4".   Calypso Coral 4"x4".   Designer Series Paper scrapes for circles. (I used the 2016 Sale-a-bration DSP) 
  • Punch - 1" circle punch
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-sided tape
  • thread or twine - 16" to tie around 4" square prior to taping down on card stock base.
  • Message - from Sheltering Tree (#137163 Stampin' Up!)  

DSP Christmas Tree


  • Card Stock - Crumb Cake 5 1/2"x8 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".  Soft Suede 3/4" x 1 1/2" (for tree trunk).   This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (141628 $13 *24 sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12"x12")  Cut all strips 3/4" using the following lengths:  3 3/4", 3 1/4", 2 3/4", 2 1/4", 1 3/4"
  • Silver or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (for star) 
  • Punch - Star
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Snowflakes stamp from Jar of Cheer (#142161 2016 Holiday Catalog) 
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals for star top.  
  • Inks - White Stazon for snow.   Recommend Soft Suede or Cherry Cobbler in for inside message.   
  • Directions - This one is so easy!   Cut 3/4" strips from an assortment from This Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper.  Then cut the 5 lengths for the tree.   First stamp some snow using White Stazon.  Place the tree trunk at the middle bottom of the card front base.  Use SNAIL double-sided tape on DSP.  Move the strips around a bit to add character and top with a star.   Add rhinestone on card base and tree branches.   


Christmas Card Ideas for 2016 - Part 1

Over the last couple of days, I've been working on Christmas card ideas.   Stampin' Up! has so many types of cards to make from Christmas, Welcome Baby Jesus, Whimsical Mice, and flowers representing the Christmas season and colors.   I'm not sure which ones I want to make  yet to send to friends and family, but I'm working on it!  

Snow Place  #139738 $26 Stamp Set

Love the little snowman characters.   I used the penguin last year in cards and tags for presents.  Now it is the snowmen turn to smile.  


Reason for the Season #139730 $21

There are two cards from the Stampin' Up! set, Reason for the Season.   I also added the cut flowers from the new May Flowers Framelits #140276 $31 set. 


This card uses the new copper foil paper.   LOVE the copper and there is copper thread and embossing powder, to make a shiny, coordinated look.   (Shh... I expect to see more copper in my future.)  



Newsetter October 2016


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Thinking About Christmas. Really! This is a good time to plan and gather ideas for the winter holidays. Workshop fee $15.

Making gifts to share. Making paper crafts boxes and decorating gift bags. If you like to make handmade gifts or a handmade gift containers, then this workshop is for you. Plan your birthday and holiday presents in advance. Packages will be good for gift cards, cookies, soaps, jewelry, etc. Make 4 samples. Workshop fee $15.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 AT 1:30P- 4:00P Making Christmas Holiday stuff.



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