P.S. Email me or call me at 612-929-1277 if you have any questions. I am spending this snowy day inside … sipping cups of tea, thinking about my amazing customers while creating all these gifts to send them.
Today, let’s enjoy seeing some projects using some of the items on sale: (The links to each of the products is at the end of this post)
the Bow Builder Punch
the Ornate Tag Topper Punch (shown here with Barnyard Babies – stamp set not on sale)
the Sweetheart Punch (shown here with Groovy Love, a discontinued stamp set)
the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
the Butterflies Thinlits Dies
the Stars Framelits Dies (with boxes made from the Envelope Punch Board)
another card with the fabulous Stars Framelits Dies
the Pansy Punch (shown here with the Petite Petals Punch, not on sale)
the Handpicked Framelits Dies
the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies
the Chevron Punch
I hope you enjoyed this little Card Parade! Now, if you are ready to order, remember that when you place a minimum $40 order through my online store, you will are in my Online Club for the month and will receive 5 cards (plus PDFs for each) in the mail – this month I am featuring Wild About Flowers!
Remember – Place your order in my online store here (using Host Code 6N6Z4MGN) and get the online club class FREE! For details, click here.
Black Friday is this week too – and I am so excited about what I am offering my customers! You have to be on my newsletter list to find out what it is so be sure you have signed up on the right hand side of this page!!!! The newsletter comes out tomorrow and it will have all the details!
How would you like to have five cards made with the same stamp set delivered right to your door – for FREE? This month its all about the Wild About Flowersstamp set.
This is one of the cards you will receive. Actually, two of the five cards will come completed and three will come as card kits – all the pieces and dies cut, etc. but no stamping – so if you don’t own this stamp set, just use another. (I call that “instant creativity”)
Back to this card. This is how it opens first.
Then, open it one more time. There is the place for your greeting, message, or even a photo!
Karen’s Online Club Wild About Flowers Class
So … what do you need to do to get these five cards? Just place a minimum $40 order this month here in my online store. That’s it!
*** Remember … this is just one of the cards! There are four more – and you will also receive PDFs for each card, so you can use the layout over and over again.
Let me send something special for your mailbox – your actual physical mailbox!
Its time for another Card Extravaganza this Saturday in Richfield, MN! Make 12 totally different cards – and a gift class in the afternoon. I would love to have you come … click here for more information!
Have you ever bought a stamp set twice?
I certainly have, and this week I decided to give one of my extras away as Blog Candy.
I have never done this before … but if you are on my newsletter list, you will find out today how to enter this drawing! (What? You aren’t? Then just enter your email and first name in the box on the top right – where it says “I want it”)
So… this is the stamp set:
It has a bit of everything, and I particularly like it for making nice little word accents like these: (this first one used the Foil Doilies)
This one used the Washi Tape Punch for an accent behind it. (By the way, this is a sneak preview of one of the cards we will be making at the Card Extravaganza. You will see another one in my newsletter coming out this afternoon – and another on my Facebook Page!)
So – I hope you join in on the Blog Candy Drawing, and if you are close to Richfield, MN, I would love to see you on Saturday. Just email me for more information!
To shop, click here. (Please use host code 6N6Z4MGN unless your order is $150 – then you are your own host and get all the host goodies!)
***Did you know … when you place a minimum $40 order through my online store, you are automatically in my club for the month and will receive 5 cards along with PDFs for each (tomorrow I will be sharing more about this month’s club)?
*** and one more special – read about it in tomorrow’s newsletter! (Be sure you are on my list – sign up on the top right hand column by “I want it”)
Do you love to travel? If you do, and you love to travel with someone, you know how important it is to have a great travel companion! Let them know why you love sharing new experiences with them!
… and if you aren’t able to travel at this point in your life, think of someone who has traveled to visit you!
Any way you look at it, travel is important in our lives. Here is a card to celebrate that!
Did you notice that there is no stamping on this card? It is actually made from the Project Life by SU! Let’s Get Away Card Collection!
Those Card Collections are great for scrapbooking, but they are also great for making cards! They make a great kit to take along when you are traveling (keeping with the theme of the day!) or to give someone who loves to craft but doesn’t have much space.
You get a wide assortment of fun cards in three different sizes – ready for you to use as is, cut pieces out of, or trim to your desired size. Just add some solid color cardstock in the coordinating colors and a paper cutter and you are set to create!!!
Look how nicely it comes packaged: (each pack has an optional accessory pack to add fun details to your cards – and they fit right into the same box!)
Making Cards with Project Life by Stampin’ Up!
I thought it was fitting to end this 7 Days of Gratitude with a travel card as we have traveled these days together! Now … who are you going to thank today?
Do you remember receiving a gift in writing that really touched your heart? It might have been words of encouragement when you really needed, or a heartfelt thank you. What a wonderful gift that is!
Today, let’s thank that person who took the time to write out a special message for us.
Did you grow up learning to type on a typewriter like this one from the Tap Tap Tap set?
True story for Throwback Thursday:
Tim went to Vietnam because he failed typing!!! He was re-cycled into the next group to do it all over again. The original class he was in all stayed stateside or went to Germany for their two years, and the class Tim was re-cycled into all went to Vietnam!
But, I digress.
Using the circle ideas from the typewriter keys, I added the strip of Crumb Cake with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, and the White Perfect Accents which were colored black with a black Sharpie! Then, just a touch of newsprint, of course, and this quick and easy thank you card is finished!
Quick & Easy Thank You Card with Tap Tap Tap!
So… who are you writing a message to and putting inside a your handmade thank you card?
It is Veteran’s Day – a great time to thank someone for their service to our country! My card today was inspired by this Starbuck’s card:
I took the color and the star theme and came up with this:
I made these cards at Tim’s request. He purchased some of these $5 Starbucks cards and wrote personal notes to a few veterans.
To use the same design with more of a quilt look, this card was done with the Pretty Petals Paper Stack (along with the words from Butterfly Basics):
My husband is a Vietnam Vet and we will be celebrating with a free meal out. We often go to Applebee’s for lunch and watch all of the older veterans (many with walkers) all dressed up in uniform. The manager at our local restaurant is out there personally thanking each veteran for his or her service. Just seeing all those happy faces makes you realize how much being appreciated matters!
Can you say “quick and easy” for this handmade card? No Bones About It and a bit of Washi Tape and you are set in less than a minute!!!!
This card is for that “old friend”.
I don’t mean “old” as in years, but “old” in how far back you go together! Perhaps you were friends in grade school. Maybe its been fewer years than that, but you have shared so many memories together and you “get” each other.
What a gift that is! The older we get, the precious those long-term friendships become. (Perhaps its because, as our short-term memory slowly fades away, we will still have all those long-ago memories to talk about!)
Did you notice that I used Washi Tape to cover up the second line on this words stamp? I just wanted the first words “No bones about it…” so I could write my own finish inside the card. This was even easier to do than masking! I just covered over the words with the Everyday Chic Washi Tape!
You know … that friend that can always make you laugh! He or she can light up room with their presence – and the stories they tell… What a compliment to let that person know how much we appreciate them!
Let’s make a card for that friend today.
Since the only stamp on this card is the phrase “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”, the rest of the card gets the attention.
1. Starting with two strips of Bohemian Designer Series Paper, take the solid colors from them.
2. Put a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Delightful Dijon through the Boho Chic embossing folder.
3. Add some Venetion Crochet Trim under one of the DSP strips and layer both strips on the Delightful Dijon.
4. Stamp the words with Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White, trim that and add another layer of Rich Razzleberry card stock.
4. Layer onto a card base of Rich Razzleberry and add a Very Vintage Designer Button.
Here is a short video if you prefer to watch:
Thank You Card for a Funny Friend:
So who are you sending this card to???
(If you are needing any supplies for your thank you cards, you can order here through my online store – and expect a FREEE Class-in-the-Mail coming your way.)
In this era of fast food and eating-on-the-run, isn’t it an amazing experience when someone cooks a homemade meal for you? For this, the second Day of Gratitude, let someone know how much that means to you!
By the way, this is from the Get Well Soup stamp, but it’s not just for chicken soup when you have the flu …
1. I stamped the cup of soup on Whisper White card stock, then cut around it leaving off the words. Now its a bowl of stew, soup, noodles … anything to feed the soul as well as the body!
2. Next, stamp the cup on a piece of the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack and cut out just the bowl. Layer that on the Whisper White. This stamping technique is called Paper Piecing and its a great fit for this stamp. Make your bowl as ornate or as plain as you want it to be!!!
3. I layered a different piece of Pretty Petals DSP on the base card of Whisper White, attaching it with some of the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. (That set of five black and white patterned Washi Tape is my go-to set because I love edging papers in black!)
Now … to write on the inside, thanking a special someone for a special food that was prepared for you. Who are you going to thank and what was that meal?
Thank You Card for a Wonderful Meal!
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