Open House Highlights

The month of June is always a little nutty, but I wanted to share some Open House highlights with you.  I run my event as a BOGO, so there are some pretty happy people leaving my home on that day.

First off, if you are a club member (which simply means you belong to a group that meets once a month all year long), you get early VIP access. These ladies get to shop the retired product room in the morning. Isn’t that incentive enough to sign up for a club?! :)

My husband spoiled everyone once again with yummy treats from the kitchen. This year was Vietnamese iced coffees and homemade doughnuts!
Doughnuts 1A labor of love, and oh so worth it!
Doughnuts 2Everyone who came received a little thank you gift…a Daisy Flower Packet.
Daisy Flower Packet 1And after they shopped, they went downstairs to the Stampin’ Room to make 2 cards. This first one features the new Happy Birthday Thinlit and the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. The new Adhesive Sheets makes adhering this detailed greeting a breeze.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous 1This second one uses the new Colorful Seasons bundle. Don’t you just LOVE that chair?!
Colorful Seasons 4To create the circle background, I took a piece of very thin paper (photocopy paper works well) and die-cut a circle out of the middle. I placed it onto my cardstock piece and stamped the Watercolor Wash Background over the circular opening. When I removed the template, it created this beautiful backdrop for the chair. I think I’ll be making a few of these this summer.

We had an awesome day!

We are about 3 weeks into the new catalogue right now. If you have do not have a copy yet and would like one, please email me and I’d be happy to send you one.

If you are placing an order by Thursday, please use the June Hostess Code at checkout: 3G4Y7TZG

The next round of clubs is starting in August and September. We would love to have you join us! Please let me know if you are interested.

Happy Monday everyone.
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Cookie Cutters

I’m loving Stampin’ Up!’s  Cookie Cutter Bundle. And here’s a fun fact: The Cookie Cutter Bundle is the best selling bundle in the Holiday Catalogue.

I wanted to share the club projects we did in September:

The gingerbread men are my favorite. The centre splotch is from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (stamped twice) and the greeting is from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.cookie-cutter-4The bundle includes the punch. Turn it upside down and it punches the reindeer shape out!
cookie-cutter-3And the Cookie Cutter Bundle is not just for Christmas. Check out this adorable baby bear card.
cookie-cutter-5Then we used the coordinating Halloween set to make this cute banner.
cookie-cutter-6The gingerbread men were also the star of our World Card Making Day! Each participant received these decorated chocolates…cookie-cutter-2and their pinecone packages…
cookie-cutter-1All supplies for these projects can be purchased through my online store HERE.
Did you know?? There is a Designer Series Paper Sale in October…buy 3 get 1 free. You can stock up on this Candy Cane Lane paper. I know I am!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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Technique Tuesday

I’m excited to share a little technique with you today… Embossing with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Some of my favorite paper in last year’s catalogue  was the gold foil vellum designer paper. It came with gold embossed polka dots, stripes, and hearts.  Sadly, this paper is no longer available but I am going to show you how to make your own embossed striped background today.

The supplies you will need are as follows:
Vellum Cardstock (#101856) $10 – I used Whisper White in this sample
Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995) $9.00
Embossing Buddy (#103083) $8.00
Embossing Powder – I used the new Copper Embossing Powder (141636) $6.75
Heat Tool (#129053) $40

Step One
Place your tear tape diagonally across your piece of cardstock.
Trim edges with a pair of paper snips.

Step Two
Gently swipe the embossing buddy over the entire piece of cardstock.

Step Three
Peel off the paper backing on all of the strips.

Step Four
Sprinkle embossing powder all over. Tap excess off into a tray. Heat emboss.

It’s that easy.

My finished card looks like this…
Love & Affection 3So why don’t you give it a try?

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store HERE.

Happy Tuesday!
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