Sincerely Santa Project Kit

This weekend I am at a scrap booking crop. I’m only two vacations behind! Hopefully, after the weekend, I’ll only be one behind! In the meantime, I wanted to share a terrific kit with you, the Sincerely Santa Project Kit. It’s a terrific kit that makes lots of Christmas tags.

Here’s a sampling of the tags. The kit makes 6 of each one – that’s 30 tags!

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The kit includes all the papers, ribbons, twines, jingle bells, gold stars (even extra of those!) doilies, and more. All you need to purchase in addition to the kit is the stamp set and the inks. You will need adhesive too. Oh, I nearly forgot, there is a darling tin to hold all of your tags or to gift later on in the season.

You will probably want to buy the Sincerely Santa stamp set as well. It comes either clear mount or wood mount. It’s just really cute and you can make same terrific cards with it as well as the tags.

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If you live nearby, you can come to my tags class. For $25 you can get the kit, use my stamps and ink and I’ll even prep the kit for you! If you don’t live nearby, here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! has prepared to show you how easily the kit goes together.



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Hope you are having a great weekend.



Twelve Weeks of Christmas

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Will you be ready for Christmas?

I’m going to offer you Christmas preparations made easy this year. At the end of September, I am going to be starting a 12 Weeks of Christmas program.  If you are a newsletter subscriber, then you will automatically be a part of the program. If you are not a newsletter subscriber, you will want to sign up today.  Each week, on Wednesday, I will send out directions and photos of a different holiday project. But, they will be mailed to my Newsletter subscribers only. (If you subscribe to my blog, you may or may not have subscribed to my Newsletter.)

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Birthday Greetings with Varied Vases

Can you ever have enough birthday cards? I think not. Today’s card is a cute birthday card I made using the Varied Vases stamp set. This is a stamp set you would use a lot! Some nice sentiments for various occasions and lots of vases and flowers.

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Do you like the color combination? These colors were part of this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project. Just click on the banner below to go right to their blog post and see some great cards using this color combination.

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Design Notes for Varied Vases Card:

Well, obviously, the colors got me off to a great start. And, the Varied Vases stamp set is just so cute and cheery. Who wouldn’t want a card like this one. I really love the long sprig of flower. First I stamped the flower outline with the Bermuda Bay ink. Next, with the stamp to fill in the flowers, I stamped with Bermuda Bay again but, I stamped off some of the ink first so that the outline of the flowers would show.

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I even stamped a flower on the inside of the card.


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This is a busy week for me. Classes on Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and Thursday afternoon. Plus, my BFF and her granddaughter, Ava, are here while Ava attends her much loved horseback riding camp. Hoping to still post everyday but maybe a bit shorter than usual!





Pop of Paradise Thank You Note Cards

Pop of Paradise! Don’t you love the sound of that? It’s the name of a retiring stamp set that is so much fun! I needed some thank you notes for customers who have placed orders in April. I needed something quick so I used the super Note Cards and Envelopes.

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Don’t you love the colors?


Design Notes for Pop of Paradise Card:

I just randomly stamped some leaves on the Whisper White Card Stock and used a separate piece for the sentiment. The Layering Ovals Framelits provided just the right frame for the sentiment. I wanted to add a little color so the Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon was the perfect touch. You can see why it was so easy to multiples of this card.

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Remember that the Pop of Paradise stamp set is retiring soon!


Retiring List

When you are ready to order, any items, retired or not, all you need to do is to click on one of the items above to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use the April Host Code, BDPHTPDQ.

Here are the lists

Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US

Hope you are having a great day!



Coffee Break for Mark’s Birthday

Our good friend Mark celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Yes, he is one of two friends I have who celebrate their birthday on April Fool’s Day. I know that Mark appreciates a hand made card so I always try to send something special to him. Some Coffee Break Designer Paper make this card fun and I hope, special.

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Would you believe that this is the Coffee Break Designer Series paper? You just never know. Here’s a look at this great paper. Some have a coffee theme, some don’t.

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Design Notes for Coffee Break Card:

This card is one that we will be making in my April card classes. I think everyone will like it and have fun creating it. The Garden Green card stock is embossed with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder and so the background added a little texture. The Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine also gives it some texture. The Big Shot gets more of a workout with the Happy Birthday Thinlit. Not too complicated, right?

Before assembling the card, add a sentiment from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

Tip for Today

Always add the sentiment inside before assembling the card. That way, if you mess up – so unlikely – you can just make that part the front of the card and try again.

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April Purchase Gift:

Remember, if you purchase $50 or more with an on-line order, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift! How special is that?  Click on the image below to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Oh and don’t forget the April Host Code, BDPHTPDQ., Stampin' Up!

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