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February 2017



“Sharing Stampin’ Up! with Family & Friends since 1995”

Telephone: 216 905-0488      View my blog: DJ Cards & More


Be my guest for the first time or bring a friend who has not attended one of my workshops, and receive a Stampin’ Up! gift from me.

Details of my workshops are posted on My Blog – DJ Cards and More.   After the workshop date, see this blog for details on how to make the cards you missed in my workshop.   If you see a card you like but didn’t have time to attend the workshop, I can make it for you at a cost of $3 plus shipping.   Matching envelope included.

All workshops are held at my home. Please call me or email me about attending.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 1:30P-4:00P   More ideas on how to create cards with the Sale-a-Bration products.   Three different cards, a total of 6 with envelopes.   All occasions.   Workshop fee $15.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 AT 1:30P-4:00P   More Sale-a-Bration ideas and Spring is in the air. Three different cards, a total of 6 with envelopes. All occasions and maybe one for Easter. Workshop fee $15.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 AT 1:30P-4:00P     Make 3 different cards , a total of 6 with envelopes.   All occasions.   Workshop fee $15.

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20161007_occ17-cover_en-usJanuary starts with a new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.   (January 4, 2017 – May 31, 2017). Lots of easy ideas.


Image 1-4-17 at 4.38 PMStarting January 4 – March 31, 2017

January 4 also begins the three-month SALE-A-BRATION.    I have already received several FREE items from the SALE-A-BRATION and love them!   The Avant Garden is so cool and I will be using it to demonstrate many cards.  

You can have FREE SALE-A-BRATION items too.   Place a $50 order and get one item of your choice for FREE.  

Sales runs from January 4 – March 31, 2017.  

I can email you a copy of the SALE-A-BRATION brochure (only 2.1 MB PDF) and the new OCCASIONS catalog (only 14.7 MB PDF).   How cool is that!     So let me know .

There will be paper copies available at my workshops.  

WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

Ever wonder if you could make your own Designer Series Paper?   Well, that's exactly what my workshop members did.   They stamped their own Designer Series Paper using the Stamp Set:  Blooms & Wishes.   There is an endless varieity you can do making your own.   Something to consider when choosing a stamp set, use 3 large stamps and 3 smaller stamps.   This way you can fill in all the gaps and make the design more interesting.   

Make Your Own Designer Series Paper


  • Stamp Set - Blooms and Wishes
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 12"x12".  Flirty Flamingo 11"x4 1/4".  Peekaboo Peach 11"x4 1/4".  Tip Top 11"x4 1/4".  Scraps of each card stock for message.
  • 4 Whisper White Envelopes; stamp back flap
  • 10" Ribbon
  • Measurements for tags:  darker shade 2"x 2 3/4"; medium shade 1 3/4"x2 1/2"; Whisper White 1 1/2"x2 1/4"
  • Rhinestones or Basic Pearls.  
  • Directions:   Decide on a color for each stamp and start with the larger stamps.  Vary the color by shadow stamping and over lapping the edges of the paper.   Be fearless in your stamping, the design will come together and will look great when you cut it and tape onto the card stock base.  I have a diagram below of how to cut  and score your DSP.   I used the 1" paper by cutting it in half and taping it to the bottom inside of each card.   The box is formed by scoring 1" around the 12"x4" paper and scoring at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".  Cut little, tiny slits to give the box some room for bending together.   Tie with ribbon the secure shape.   



BLOOMS & WISHES (14 photopolymer Stamps

#141784  $21.00





WORKSHOP January 28, 2017 - Blushing Avant Garden

Here's one of my first cards made with the Avant Garden stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration 2017.  Love this FREE set and I will be making lots of cards using it.

Blushing Thanks


  • Stamp Set - Avant Garden - Sale-a-Bration 2017
  • Card Stock - Blushing Bride 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4"; scrap for circle punch.  Whisper White 3 1/2"x2"; scrap for circle punch.  Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017  5"x 3 3/4"
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
  • 1/8" silver ribbon  6" and 4"
  • 1 Rhinestone
  • Wink of Stella - Clear Gloss
  • Adhesives:  Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   Stamp flower with Basic Black and stamp over flowers with solid flower with Blushing Bride.  Use the stem and leaf stamps to create a shadow with Wild Wasabi and add 2 leaves.   Stamp and punch message.   Secure the ribbon on the back side of the Designer Series Paper with double-sided tape;  place DSP on card stock base at an angle.   Place flower and message down with Dimensionals.   Add a rhinestone to message and tie smaller ribbon on vertical ribbon.   Optional:  highlight flowers with Wink of Stella.


AVANT GARDEN (10 photopolymer stamps)

#143272 Available from Sale-a-Bration 2017