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August 2015

If the Broom Fits - NEW from the Holiday Catalog!

Fun card created with the If the Broom Fits stamp set, notice the strip of Black Glimmer Paper near the left edge....this stuff is super sparkly!

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Supplies:
Stamps: 139693W If the Broom Fits
Paper: 133677 Tangelo Twist Cardstock, 121045 Basic Black Cardstock, 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock, 139584 Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, 139605 Black Glimmer Paper.
Ink: 132708 Memento Tuxedo Black

Measurements:
Tangelo Twist Cardstock - 5 ½” x 8 ½”
Basic Black Cardstock - 4 ½” x 3 ½”
Black Glimmer Paper - 5 ½” x 1”
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper - 4 x 3” (Striped Pattern)
Very Vanilla Cardstock - scrap for greeting banner

Instructions:
1. Cover the greeting on the "If the Broom Fits" image with scotch tape.  Ink it up in the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, REMOVE the tape and stamp image onto the striped DSP.
2. Clean the stamp! - Place a piece of Scotch Tape along the bottom on the brooms, ink the greeting portion in the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, remove the tape and stamp the greeting on the scrap of Very Vanilla.
3. Cut the greeting out and snip the ends to create a banner.
4  Attach the 4 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Black Cardstock to the base, then add the glimmer paper near the left edge. **Tip: Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere your glimmer paper as well as the DSP over the Glimmer Paper as it will stick great!
5. Use Fast Fuse to attach the stamped Designer Series Paper to the Basic Black layer.
6. Add the banner below the main image.

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Spooky Night with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits

Here's a fun Halloween Card.  I used the NEW Sleigh Ride Edgelits (available September 1st) along with the NEW Precision Base Plate for perfect cutting and one of the NEW Halloween stamp sets called Howl-o-ween Treat.

You have three designs to choose from with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.  A row of trees, a row of houses and a horse drawn sleigh.  I chose the row of houses and diecut them out of Basic Black card stock to create a spooky night for trick or treating.  I added some Daffodil Delight card stock behind the houses so they have their lights on. :-)

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The moon was created with the 1-1/2 Circle Punch.  I punched the edge of a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and then pushed the punch back in to create the moon.

The stars are the leftovers when you use the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  I attached them easily with our NEW Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  You are going to WANT this pen, it is AWESOME!!

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It's Time for Product Shares - Holiday Catalog

If you are one of my customers, the Holiday Catalog should be arriving in your mailboxes shortly.  My Holiday Catalog Product Shares will allow you to touch, see and feel all these new papers ribbons, trims and embellishments so you will know which of these products will be must haves for you.

HOLIDAY "I Want It ALL" Bundle: $31.50 (includes bundle discount)  (+$5.75 priority shipping)

2015_holiday_allThe Holiday "I Want It ALL" Bundle includes the following shares:

  • HOLIDAY Designer & Specialty Paper Share - 55 sheets (details below)
  • HOLIDAY Ribbon & Trim Share - 13 yards (details below)
  • PLUS: HOLIDAY Accessories - 31 pcs for only $4.00 (not offered separately)
    • (12) Home for Christmas Enamel dots, (3) Home for Christmas Buttons, (3) Snowflake Elements, (2) Winter Wonderland Embellishments, (4) Iced Rhinestones Embellishments, (2) Reindeer Paper Clips, (3) Into the Woods Elements, (2) Spider Web Doilies

HOLIDAY Designer & Specialty Paper Share: $16.75  (+$3.75 shipping)

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This share includes 55 sheets of Holiday DSP/Paper (all sized at 6"x 6")

  • 6 each of Home for Christmas, Season of Cheer, Into the Woods, Happy Haunting
  • 6 of Winter Wonderland Specialty (note: you'll receive 5 of each of the double patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are only single sided)
  • 12 of Winter Wonderland Vellum
  • 3 of Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum
  • 4 each of Merry Moments Stack, Real Red Envelope Paper
  • 1 each of Red Foil Sheets, Black Glimmer Paper
Holiday Ribbon & Trim Share: $10.75  (+$3.00 shipping)
 
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This share includes the following 13 yards of NEW ribbon:
  • 1 yard of Red Pom Pom Trim, Gold Glitter Ribbon, White Glitter Ribbon, Red 1/8 Striped Ribbon, Green 1/8 Striped Ribbon
  • 2 yards of Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Ribbon, Gold Cording Trim, Silver Cording Trim, Into the Woods Cotton Rich Razzleberry Ribbon

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How to Reserve a Product Share:

PLEASE NOTE:  I have a process for product shares, I take reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order, receive the order, cut and sort all items included in the share, package the shares and mail them out.  This can take up to two weeks.

FIRST ROUND: Reservations start today, and payments must be completed by September 1st to be included in the first round.  I will place the first round order on September 2nd and hope to have the first round in the mail around September 12, this is barring any backorders.

EMAIL ME at barb@barbstamps.com with your product share reservation information listed below:  (Note: For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote...a Priority Mailing Envelope can hold quite a bit).
Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (US addresses only)
3.  Which share(s) you would like
4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing
 
I prefer to use Paypal for all my billing needs.  However, you do not need a paypal account to make your payment.  When you receive my paypal invoice via email, you can choose to pay the invoice with existing paypal funds, if you have them or with a credit/debit card.  They provide easy instructions to assist you in making your payment.


Sprinkles of Life - Bird on a Branch

Fun card using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the coordinating Tree Builder Punch.

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Measurements:  
Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Whisper White Cardstock 1-1/2 x 3 for cloud
Tip Top Taupe 4 x 5-1/4, scrap for flowers to create nest
Mint Macaron - 1 x 3 for greeting, 1/2 x 4 strip for left edge, scrap for bird
Early Espresso 2 x 3 for tree branch
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper 3/8 x 4 strip for left edge

Instructions:
1.  Stamp greeting and bird in Mint Macaron ink on Mint Macaron card stock. Stamp cloud on Whisper White in Mint Macaron ink.  Cut the greeting apart with the Paper snips and punch the cloud and bird with the Tree Builder Punch.
2.  Punch tree branch out of Early Espresso card stock and punch two tiny flowers out of Tip Top Taupe using the Tree Builder Punch.
3.  Slide the 2" Circle Punch into the right edge of the Tip Top Taupe layer and punch to create a partial circle.
4.  Layer the strips of Envelope Paper and Mint Macaron card stock together and adhere to the left edge of the Tip Top Taupe layer.
5. Adhere the cloud to the back of the Tip Top Taupe layer so it peeks through the circle and adhere the layer to the Whisper White Thick Cardstock base.
6.  Use the 2-Way Glue Pen to attach the tree branch, flowers for nest and the bird inside the punched out circle.  
7.  Add greeting pieces.

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Happy Birthday Everyone watercolor wash

Have you seen the host sets on pages 179-181 of the Annual Catalog? These stamp sets are discounted to make your Stampin' Rewards Dollars go even farther.  This is one of my faves, it is called Happy Birthday Everyone.  This one set has birthday wishes for everyone! These sentiments work well on their own or paired with your favorite image set to create custom birthday cards.

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Take a half sheet of our NEW Whisper White Thick Cardstock and and use an Aqua Painter to brush on some color.  Squeeze the pad together to get some ink in the lid.  Swirl it around and then simply brush it over your Thick Cardstock.  This card uses So Saffron and Pool Party.  Finish it off with some Epoxy Accents.

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Yay, 6x6 Brick Wall Folder!

I am so excited, the NEW Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is 6x6, that means that it will emboss a full pattern on card stock cut with the Circle Card Thinlits!! Woo Hoo!

This is another project my Be a Big Shot at Home Class participants made.  I offer this class twice a year.  Each month for four months, I send the participants the supplies to create 3-4 projects and they do it in the comfort of their homes when it is convenient for them.  The  next round starts in November.

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I started with a Circle Card cut from Tip Top Taupe card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Folder. Fold the card like a Z
Add the white 2-1/2 Circle Punchout to the center circle fold and layer the butterflies, Soft Sky cut with the solid butterfly and the Mint Macaron cut with the detail butterfly.
Remove the paper backing from one of the Metal Rimmed Pearls and add it to the center of the butterfly.
Cut two "thanks" greetings and glue them together for more stability, attach these to the left side only on the front of the card.

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Brick Wall Window Card

I used the NEW Brick Wall TEIF and Lots of Labels Framelits on this card, happy with the way it turned out.  This card is one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home Class made in June. 

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Instructions:
Stamp your images on a smaller layer of Crumb Cake in Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink.  If you don't have White Craft Stampin' Ink, you can stamp your images in Versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing powder.
*Run the white and gold pieces through the Big Shot to cut the window and window frame.
*Run the White layer back through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall TEIF.
*Add adhesive around the window on the backside of the Brick layer.  Flip it over and hover it over your stamped layer until the portions of your image you want showing are seen through the window.  Lay it down to adhere.  It most likely will not be centered on the back and this is OK.
*Stamp your greeting in Early Espresso inside the window.
* Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of this layer and attach it to the front of the card.
*Add adhesive to the back of the gold frame and add it to the front of the card.
*Adhere the strip of small pearls to the center of the vellum butterfly.  Roll a glue dot and add it to the back of the butterfly so it is hidden behind the pearls, set aside.  

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Curvy Keepsakes Butterfly Box

This is one of the projects my Be a Big Shot at Home Class participants made last month. For this class, I prepare the pieces for 3-4 projects, mail them to the class participants to assemble in the comfort of their homes when it is convenient for them.

Curvy_box_partsFor this project, you need two of the Curvy Keepsake Box pieces, one small detail butterfly cut out of Cardstock Vellum and one detail butterfly cut out of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock. My tag is Whisper White cropped with the Project Life Cards and labels Framelits.

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*Assemble the Curvy Keepsakes Box as shown in the Stampin' Up! video
 
*Use a Glue Dot to adhere the two butterflies together at the widest part of their bodies.  
*Cut the butterflies in half up the middle and add a half to each side of the box handle with a Glue dot.
*Stamp greeting of your choice to the tag and attach to a wing with a Glue Dot.

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Since I am on vacation, I will not be able to place orders for you,
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