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December 2014

Butterfly Basics with Irresistably Yours DSP

The Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Framelits will be available for purchase on January 6th when the Occasions Catalog goes live.  I also used the Irresistably Yours Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Brochure and colored it with Wild Wasabi ink and a Brayer.

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Lots of fun things coming so stay tuned.
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With the release of the Occasions Catalog, comes the end of the Holiday Catalog.  There are a few things that will be carried over and many more things that will not.  I have put otgether a list for you so you can see which items will NOT be carried over.  It is possible that these items will end up in a future catalog or on the Clearance Rack but you may want to get them now. :-)

Click HERE or on the photo to see the complete list.

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2015_occasions_allI am now taking reservations for my Occasions Catalog Product Shares.  The I Want it All Share is $29.99 + $5.75 if I need to ship it to you. 

 

 

 

 

BONUS - purchase the I Want it All Share and I will give you a FREE Sale-a-bration Sampler.  Email me at barb@barbstamps.com to reserve your spot.

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Weekly Deals December 30th

Order_subscriptionPaper Pumpkin Subscriptions, the perfect anytime gift for anyone on your list.  This is also the best way to treat yourself !!

 

 

Weekly Deals - items available while supplies last.

Order all your Stampin' Up! supplies in my store at
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

 
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Check out my Pinterest Board for the Party Pennants Bigz L Die, lots of great ideas for this set!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Year-end Closeout ends January 5th. 
 
Lots of your favorites from the Holiday Catalog are on sale so stock up with extra Designer Series Papers, Washi Tape and embellishments!!
 
Check out everything on sale HERE.
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  Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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VIDEO - December Paper Pumpkin

If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you should have your December 2014 Kit in your hands!!  This kit is so cute, I put mine together yesterday morning, the kit makes three of each design so now I have nine cards ready to mail.

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Stampin' Up! makes a video each month for the Paper Pumpkin kits which makes it a snap to complete the projects in each kit.

 

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Currect subscribers as well as those of you who aren't subscribers yet can receive a discount on your future months. Think about a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription.

Plus, when you become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (these are updated monthly...  check out what's available HERE)

Choose from these options - Best Value 12 month - you earn $30 in FREE hostess rewards and save $25 over the course of the subscription!

Be sure to activate your subscription by January 10 as the next Paper Pumpkin kit will ship around January 12.


Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit

Have you seen the Gratitude For Days Simply Created Kit in the Holiday Catalog.  Welll, if you haven't, you should take notice now as it is on the Year-end Closeout Sale for 60% off making it only $8.79.  Order it Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit.

Gratitude-for-daysThis is what you get for $8.79:
33 lined Note Cards 2-3/4 x 4-1/2
30 Pockets - folded size 3 x 5
3 sheets of stickers
30 silver binder clips
5 yds Basic Gray Baker's Twine

You can make many fun things with the pockets in this kit.  Here are some project ideas for you:

Use it with some of our stamps and framelits to create a bright and fun card anyone would love to receive.

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Create a fun little birthday “card” that holds both a message and a gift card. Use the number stickers to represent your recipient’s age. Stamp on the lined pocket card and add a sweet birthday wish. This is super-quick and easy.

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Add a little pocket and note to a treat or gift. I love being able to tuck a little message inside the pocket. And there are 30 of these cute clips in the kit that are perfect for attaching the pocket to your gift.

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Use it with Project Life. This kit coordinates beautifully with the Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection. If you cut down the pockets from the Gratitude for Days kit, they become 3" x 4" specialty cards—which you can then add as an interactive element to your Project Life layout. Insert the lined card in the pocket with journaling, or use it to store ticket stubs/memorabilia.

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Memory_bookStack the pockets together and punch holes in them to create a mini memory book. 

 

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showing you this cute book.

 

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2015_occasions_freeGet a FREEE Sale-a-bration Bonus Sampler when you purchase the I Want it All Occasions Catalog Share for only $29.99 (please add $5.75 if it will be mailed to you).  See my other share offerings HERE.


Work of Art Christmas Tree

One of the cards from my last Christmas Card Class this year.  We used the Work of Art stamp set to create this simple Christmas Tree.

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I inked the long brushstroke stamp in Mossy Meadow and stamped it at the bottom of the card.  Without reinking, I stamped it again, just slightly above and to the left.  I repeated the process all the way to the top to create the tree.

We added a die cut bow out of the Red Glimmer Paper using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and some small circles punched with the 1/4" Circle Punch.  The greeting is from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer stamp set. 

Order these supplies in my stsore at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

Looking for that last minute gift?  Give that special someone a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  Add one to your order while you are shopping for gifts for yourself off the restocked Year-end Closeout Sale.

Choose from these options - Best Value 12 month - you earn $30 in FREE hostess rewards and save $25 over the course of the subscription!


Fry Box Die Basket

Did you know that you can create a cute basket with handles from the Fry Box Bigz L Die?  You can!!  This is another project my Be a Big Shot at Home participants received in their kit this month.

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I started with two pieces of card stock that were 5 x 5/12, I placed them on the die together over the largest section of the box and ran them through the Big Shot Machine.
I punched holes with the Extra Large Oval Punch in both pieces to create handles.  

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Add a bit of glue to the bottom of one of the pieces and attach them together as shown in the above photo.

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Add glue to the side flaps and adhere as shown above.  Fill with treats for your favorite someone!!

Order the supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com
(Please note the Ornate Tag Topper Punch will not be available until Jnauary 6th.)

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2015_occasions_freeGet a FREE Sale-a-bration Sampler Bonus when you purchase the I Want it All Occasions Product Share from me.  This FREEBIE includes items in the Best Year Ever Sale-a-bration Product Suite. Six 6x6 sheets of the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, 1-1/2 ft of each color of ribbon (Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral) and three buttons.

Get the details HERE.


Last Minute Gift Card Holder

This is one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home Class Members received in their kit this month.  I used the Envelope Liners Framelits collection to create the pouch and you can find instructions in THIS BLOG POST

I used the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper and the Nordic Designer Buttons along with some Silver Bakers Twine

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I attached the tag to the piece that holds the Gift Card.

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You may notice that the tag has a unique topper and that is our NEW Ornate Tag Topper Punch!!!  This punch will be available in the Occasions Catalog.  My customers should have started receiving this publication this week.  We can start ordering from it on January 6th!!

 

You can order these suppliesin my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com
(please note the Ornate Tag Topper Punch won't be available until Janaury 6th)

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Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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Closeouts1Year-end closeout Sale continues see what's still available HERE.


December 2014 Control Freaks Blog Tour

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Welcome to the December 2014 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

Our theme is Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs so you will see some brand new Stampin' Up! products!  Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the blog of my incredibly talented friend, Julie Davison,  you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may not be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

My first project uses the Butterfly Basics Bundle.  I used our Note Cards with Envelopes for this project and created a liner for my envelope by cutting a piece of the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack with the Envelope Liners Framelits.

I used the medium Butterfly Thinlit to cut Silver Foil Paper and Whisper White card stock.  After I die cut the white butterfly, I colored it with our NEW Blendabilities colors!!  Yep, that's right, we are adding Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay to the lineup.

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I attached the two die cuts together at the body and fluffed up the wings a bit.  The greeting is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and inked with Basic Gray. 

Supplies: Butterfly Basics stamp set, Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, Whisper White card stock, Silver Foil Paper, Basic Gray Classic Pad, Blendabilities-Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette.

My second project uses the single stamp called Love is Kindness.  I inked the image with Memento Tuxedo Black so I could color the flowers with the Pink Pirouette Blendabilities Markers.  I added dark, medium and light in different areas of the flowers to give them dimension.  The stems were colored with the medium Wild Wasabi Blendabilities Marker. 

The newspaper wrapping was stamped again on a scrap cut out and popped up on the first image for a 3-d effect. I colored it with the Smoky Slate Blendabiilites.  I cut the image with one of the Ovals Collection Framelits.

Love_is_kindness_IrresistablyThe strip of paper across the bottom is one of the Sale-a-bration choices this year.  It is the Irresistibly Yours Specialy Designer Series Paper and you an earn it FREE with a $50 order starting January 6th.

The paper is matte with glossy raised images.  You can add color to this paper with Blendabilities Markers like I did or you could use a Sponge, Sponge Dauber, Spritzer or Brayer.  

Supplies: Love is Kindness single stamp, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Irresistably Yours Specialy Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Blenadabilities-Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi and Smoky Slate, Paper Snips

That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another super talented Control Freak Stamper, Debbie Henderson, I know you will love what she has to share.

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Letterpress Winter - Quick and Easy

While working on cards for my recent Monthly Card Buffet, I made this card using the Letterpress Winter set. It was very quick and easy and is flat for mailing.

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I cut a 1-3/4 strip of copy paper and lightly tacked it across the card near the bottom.  I stamped my snowflakes in Sof Sky and Lost Lagoon.  I gently removed the copy paper strip and added the greeting in Lost Lagoon. VERY simple and VERY quick.

Order these supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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Closeouts1Year-end closeout Sale continues see everything still available HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Order_subscriptionPaper Pumpkin Subscriptions, the perfect Christmas Gift for anyone on your list.  This is the best way to treat yourself or give a gift and SAVE MONEY!!!


Cute Santa Tag

How is this for adorable? Ithink it is super cute!! I saw a similar tag on Pinterest but wanted to recreate one with the Stampin' Up! supplies I had.

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The tag base is a piece of Real Red card stock and I cropped the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  I ran a strip of the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon down the center and added some buttons I made with the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and the Simply Pressed Clay.

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The white scalloped edges were made with the largest square (the scalloped one) in the Squares Collection Framelits.  The belt is a strip of Basic Black, a small square of Basic Black and Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the Petite Curly Label Punch.

I stamped my To:/From: on the back and added a snippet of Basic Black Baker's Twine to attach it to the package.

Order the supplies to create your own Christmas Tags in my store at www.shopping wtihbarb.com 

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PinteresttagsLooking for Christmas Tag ideas?  Check out my Pinterest Board for CHRISTMAS TAGS.

 

 

 

 

 


Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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There are a number of card kits on the Year-end Closeout and you can order them in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

Simply Fabulous Simply Sent
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Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit
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The kits below were designed for the holidays BUT you can use them anytime. I am planning to use the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Kit for my Christmas Cards this year. All I will need to do is add a letter and family photo. Super quick and easy!


Snowflake Card Thinlit Die

Snowflake_card_thinlitIsn't the Snowlfake Card Thinlit Die adorable! I used it on one of the projects for my Be a Big Shot at Home Class last month and it was a big hit.  I really jazzed this one up with lost of dies.

 

 

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I added a strip of the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front of the card for some color to coordinate with the letters that were die cut with the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die Set.  The white snowflake die cut is part of the thinlit set and was embosssed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

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The tree is also a die cut from the set and I ran that through the Big Shot with the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder.  The Frosted Sequins add the final touch.

Order the products to create this card in  my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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Closeouts1Year-end closeout Sale continues see everything still available HERE.


Weekly Deals December 9th

Order_subscriptionPaper Pumpkin Subscriptions, the perfect Christmas Gift for anyone on your list.  This is the best way to treat yourself or give a gift and SAVE MONEY!!!

 

 

Weekly Deals - items available while supplies last.

Order all your Stampin' Up! supplies in my store at
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Snuggles_smoochesNewest Photopolymer Stamp Set - Snuggles and Smooches. At first glance, this month’s new photopolymer release may seem like it is just for Valentine’s Day, but I think it could be used any time of the year when you want to share some affection with those you love. Download Snuggles_and_Smooches flyer.

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Closeouts1Year-end closeout Sale continues see everything still available HERE.

  


Party Pennants Treat Pouches

Cute treat pouches made with the Party Pennants Bigz L Die and the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper.

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These are super easy - cut a piece of card stock to 2-3/4 x 8 and score it at 1-1/2, 4 and 4-1/8. Fold it in half (on the 4" score line) and attach a piece of Designer Series Paper (2-3/4 x 1-1/2) to one end on the inside.

Place it on the Party Pennants die making sure the the folded edge is inside the cutting area.  The open ends are at the top.  (I use sticker sheets on some of my Bigz dies to help me see the cutting lines better)

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Take it off the die and this is what you have.  Punch holes in the sides, add your chocolate bar, thread the ribbon around it and tie.

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Closeouts1tampin' Up! has loaded the Clearance Rack with tons of your holiday favorites.  We have ink, paper, stamps, dies, card kits, ribbon and more!!

Use my hostess code 7HGZ2TAW when you place your order and I will send you a FREE gift!

Check it all out HERE


Card Kits on the Year-end Closeout Sale!

I love card kits and we have a few of them on the Clearance Rack Year-end Closeout.

HappyhelloI use kits when I need a quick card and I need it now!  Sometimes I will alter the original version like I did in this case.  I took the Happy Hello Kit (ONLY $2.39 to make 8 cards!) and I added a half sheet of Basic Gray card stock.

I cut the cards in half and then trimmed off the top blank area.  Mounted the chevron piece to the Basic Gray card base and added the rest of the embellishments included in the kit.

 

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Happyhellobox1You can also create super cute gift boxes with this kit, check out my video showing you how to do this HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of these kits on the Year-end Closeout and you can order them in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

Simply Fabulous Simply Sent
Simply Fabulous Simply Sent
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Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit
Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit
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The kits below were designed for the holidays BUT you can use them anytime. I am planning to use the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Kit for my Christmas Cards this year. All I will need to do is add a letter and family photo. Super quick and easy!

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While you are shopping for these sale items, add a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription to your order!

Choose from these options - Best Value 12 month - you earn $30 in FREE hostess rewards and save $25 over the course of the subscription!


Year-end Closeout Sale going on now!

Stampin' Up! has loaded the Clearance Rack with tons of your holiday favorites.  We have ink, paper, stamps, dies, card kits, ribbon and more!!

Use my hostess code 7HGZ2TAW when you place your order and I will send you a FREE gift!

Check it all out HERE.

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While you are shopping for these sale items, add a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription to your order!

Choose from these options - Best Value 12 month - you earn $30 in FREE hostess rewards and save $25 over the course of the subscription!