Cards of Christmas Past

My annual Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stacks run from August-November, and provides the opportunity to create 48 hand-stamped holiday cards ready to mail by Thanksgiving!

Here’s a look at the cards we created for this past Christmas:

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for information on future Stamp-a-Stacks ūüôā

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Sweet Treats for Halloween

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Treat bags¬†are always a hit at my Stampin’ events! I found this¬†tutorial on Pinterest, from SU Demo Diane Barnes–Thanks Diane!!! I thought it would be fun to recreate them using¬†the new “Freaky Friends” stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper!

step 1

Start with a piece of cardstock 8″ x 2″ and score at 3.5″ and 4.5″ using your Simply Scoring Tool

step 2

Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 6.5″x 1.5″ and score at 1″, 3″, 4″, and 6″ using your Simply Scoring Tool (tip: the little markers make it SUPER easy to find your measurements–especially when you are going to score multiple sheets of paper)

step 3
¬†Punch both ends of your card stock with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (the width is 2″ so it should be a perfect fit!)

step 4

I wanted to add a little texture to my card stock, so I ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder (tip: fold the card stock on one of the score lines and it will fit nicely in the embossing folder)

step 5

We’ve already scored the piece of DSP, so just wrap it around and secure it with a piece of sticky strip or a couple of mini glue dots.

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Finish it off with a piece of ribbon, and layer your “Freaky Friends” image on a coordinating piece of card stock. Don’t forget the treats! You can fit three Hershey Nuggets inside–sweet ūüôā

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To emboss, or not to emboss, that is the question! Which one do you like best???

Stampin’ Supplies:

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

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Treat Yourself

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I made a bunch of these to take as my 3D swap for Stampin’Up! Convention last month–They were a hit!!!!!

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Each of my Stamp Club members received one of these treats in their orders last month.¬†I threw in a¬†sampling¬†of our new 2013-15 In Color Sequin Assortment–just a little way to say THANK YOU for being part of Club ūüôā The directions sheet and sequins fit perfectly in the bag, and the mini clothespin topper made it easy to secure.

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Super easy to make and these would be perfect for back-to-school treats and the upcoming holidays.

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Side Note: Today is August 10th, which means TODAY is the LAST DAY to¬†sign up for¬†this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!¬†NEW Subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months!!!! That’s just $9.95 per month.

Subscribers are invited to attend¬†my¬†monthly¬†“Paper Pumpkin Party” for FREE! A fun excuse to stamp, and be inspired by other ways to use your kit supplies. This month’s Paper Pumpkin Party is scheduled for Thursday August 21st ūüôā

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Click HERE to sign up, and enter the promo code “HALFOFF2“. Don’t forget to select me¬†as your demonstrator ūüôā

Have a Fabulous day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Treats for the Teacher

What teacher wouldn’t LOVE to receive this sweet treat!

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Best of all, they were quick and easy to assemble. I stamped the image on self-adhesive address labels (tip: the ones with 30 labels per sheet fit PERFECTLY around the Hershey Chocolate Nuggets). Since this stamp set recently retired, you could easily stamp another image on the label or use a strip of designer series paper. How cute would these be for the 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, Baby Shower, etc! ¬†ūüôā

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To create the chocolate holder, simply cut a piece of card stock 4″ x 1-7/8″, then score the long ends at 1/4″ on both sides. I used my Simply Scoring tool so I could easily see where to score.

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I added a little tag from the “A Round Array” stamp set and coordinating small scallop punch, and tied the bag with some ribbon. (p.s…Since our Stampin’ Up! cellophane bags weren’t wide enough for the chocolates, I used “pretzel bags” from the baking/decorating section of my local craft store)

Stampin’ Supplies:

  • Stamps: A Round Array, All Wrapped Up (retired)
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Paper: Real Red, Whisper White card stock
  • Etc: Simply Scored Tool

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Sweet Treats

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Here’s a Sweet Treat we made at this month’s Stamp Club! I got the idea from SU demo Angie Juda, but used my Kaleidescope Designer Series Paper instead. You can see her video tutorial HERE!

I started with an 8 x 8 piece of designer series paper, and used the envelope punch and scoring tool (see the video tutorial for details)

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The adorable polka-dot bags are from the Twisty Treat Sale-a-Bration kit!

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The super cute cupcake is from the “Another Great Year” stamp set, colored with Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers. Don’t forget about the Rhinestone bling!

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!!

~Lauren

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Boxes or Bags

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I’m in LOVE with the NEW 2013-14 Stampin’Up! Catalog!
And I’ve found that I discover¬†something new each time I look through it–does that ever happen to you???

My hubby and I are headed to Ft. Myers, Florida for¬†a much needed vacation (without the kiddos–yippee!). So while I’m gone, I’ve planned to share some of my favorite NEW products from the catalog–inspirational pictures¬†are from¬†pinterest, of course¬†ūüôā You can click on the pictures¬†for more info about each project!

Tag¬†a Bag¬†(131371)¬†&¬†¬†Tag¬†a Box (131372)¬†Bundles¬†— page 159

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Seriously…it doesn’t get much easier than this!!!

Love the colors, love the simplicity, love how easy it makes gift giving (especially for the holidays)

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Anxious to get your hands on the NEW ribbon, dsp, and embellishments, but don’t want to spend a fortune??? My New Catalog Product Shares are still available–¬†be sure¬†to sign up before they are gone!

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!!!

~Lauren

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Valentine treats 2013

You may remember the Valentine treats Lexi made last year for her friends. Well she’s getting crafty once again this year!

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1 package of 1×8 cellophane bags, 1 heart stamp & coordinating punch, and 1 (or 2) bags of M&Ms, and you are all set! Stampin’Up offered a great combo deal and today is the very last day to partake.

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We have filled all of the bags, just need to stamp and assemble. Good thing I have a great helper!

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Have a Fabulous Day & Happy Stamping!
~Lauren