Black Friday has arrived EARLY at Stampin’ Up this year! This Super Sale begins on November 23 with a SPECIAL 24 HOUR FLASH SALE and ends on November 30th with a bang and another 24 HOUR FLASH SALE! But you won't want to miss all the deals in-between at up to 50% off! Click HERE to see the complete list of sale items!
So make your list and check it twice, and let Santa know how he (or she) can make your Christmas extra Merry!
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Make your list and check it twice, Stampin' Up! is having a Stamp Sale! Beginning today, October 19th through Friday, October 23rd EVERY Stamp Set is 15% off! Choose your favorite sets from the 2015/2016 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Holiday Catalog and you will receive 15% off your total stamp purchase. (Clearance, bundles, rotary stamps and accessories are excluded)
How exciting! Now is the time to stock up on all the items on your wish list or help Santa do some early shopping. Please use Hostess Code FAHMR4PAwhen ordering on-line and if your order is under $150. Please feel free to call, email or text me with any questions!
It's been over a week since I pulled out my Hall-o-Ween Treats stamp set and this little guy was getting claustrophobic packed away in his little case. Time to let him out for some Halloween fun!
These colorful little guys each hold a Caramel Apple Blow Pop. Yum. Yes, I tried one. Or maybe two. You can get 6 of these little treat holders from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock so they are super economical and quick and easy to make. That is if you don't eat all the Blow pops first. Just sayin'.
We made these Friday night at my October Stamp camp and they were a huge hit! I found the Caramel Apple Blow pops in a 4-pack at my local Dollar Tree and in a Halloween size bag at Target. I will tell you though that the Dollar Tree pops are about twice the size of the bagged pops. I did use the larger pops for my prototype so if you do use the bagged pops you may have to adjust the dimensions just a bit.
Would you like the directions? I knew you would!
Cut strips of card stock 1 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Score at 1/2" * 3 1/2" * 5" * and 8".
Fold all score lines
Match the two ends together and punch a center hole through both layers.
Place a glue dot on the top of the lollipop
Layer one punched end over the other and poke pop stick up through both holes
Secure pop to base with Glue dot
Decorate as desired.
I used a small scrap of Fright Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the front panel that was cut at 1 5/8" x 2 7/8". My owl is stamped in Crushed Curry ink with hats of various colors. The googlie eyes are a must IMO. The hat is adhered to the owls ears and secured right to the stick of the pop with a tiny glue dot. You could make a To/From tag for the back if these were going to be massed produced for a classroom.
I hope you enjoyed my little treats and thanks for stoppin' by!
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I was able to combine this weeks Mojo Monday sketch with yesterdays Hope You Can Cling To Challenge and I love the way it turned out! Yeah me!
The HYCCT1506 challenge was to use a trio of hearts and here is the Mojo Monday sketch that inspired my card:
I knew before I started working on my card that I wanted to replace the stars in the Mojo Monday sketch with hearts to fit the HYCCT challenge and I knew I wanted to use Melon Mambo and Black. The rest just came together, starting with the sentiment. I thought "Sending Good Thoughts Your Way" was a great positive message of support for someone facing cancer treatments and if you look closely you can see my printed Designer Paper hearts do the same. I love the largest heart with "hello beautiful" front and center.
Not finding any ribbon or twine in Melon Mambo that I liked I came across this retired pom-pom trim in my stash. I used red-line tape to mimic the shape of the chevron stripes to adhere the trim...LOVE IT! My card seemed a little heavy on the left hand side so the candy dots were added to help balance the weight on my card front. A little more of that inspirational DSP for my envelope liner and we are ready to mail!
Please let me know what you think and please stop on by the Splitcoast Gallery to view the other challenge cards! Thanks for stoppin' by!
The Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is still going strong over at SplitcoastStampers, I am still a few challenges behind but I am on vacation next week and hopefully I can get all caught up then! My card today is for the 5th challenge "Don't Color Between the Lines." Here are the guidelines for this challenge:
"Your challenge is to use an UNcolored line image on your card. If you want to accent a small part of the image with a color or sparkle, that's okay. You can stamp it on whatever paper you want in whatever ink you want, just don't color in your lines."
And here is my card for this challenge:
This was a lot harder than it looks! I so wanted to color in my images! They look naked to me. The guidelines did state that I could stamp on whatever I wanted so I did paper-piece the umbrella and parts of the poodle. I was very tempted to paper-piece their raincoats as well but I resisted the urge.
I do love the sentiment on this image, especially for this challenge. What a great way to let someone know that they do not have to face their cancer journey alone.
Please check out all the great inspiration in the Hope You Can Cling To galleries over at Splitcoast. The link is below and thanks for stoppin' by!