Friday, November 18, 2011


Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])
so don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza! Click HERE to order product from my online store.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


My friend Lela had a dinner party for 15 close friends.  She asked me to make the invitations.  Here they are:

The invitations were inspired from a project at Craft Project Central called Foldover Invitation.  I had to adjust the measurements for a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock since I used Stampin' Up!'s brushed gold and brushed silver cardstock.  The couples and women invited got the gold invitation and the men got the silver.
The invitations measure 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 2" and 7".  The top flap is embossed with the Stripes embossing folder.  The contrasting inner layer is 3 14/16" and the actual invitation measures 3 10/16.
I used the Wedding Sweet stamp set and black and early espresso satin ribbon.

Lela also asked me to make a package for some postcards and appointment cards she was giving each invitee as gifts.  I didn't have enough brushed gold and silver to actually match the invitations with the boxes. So I used other cardstock.  Here they are:


Here are what the boxes look like on the inside:

The inside lid of the boxes are stamped with my name and other info.  The bottom of the box contains a compartment for the postcards and appointment cards.  The boxes are very elegant.  I learned how to make the boxes using Connie Stewart's boxes tutorials, including her box shim tutorial.

The finished box measures 4 1/2"W x 7 3/4"L x 1 1/2"D.  For the bottom of the box, start with cardstock measuring 10 3/4" x 7 1/2".  Score at 1 1/2" all around.  For the lid, cardstock measures 9 1/4" x 6", scored at 3/4" all around.  For the insert, cardstock measures 4 7/16" x 10 9/16".  Score at 2", 3 1/2" and 5".

Maybe one day I will do a video...I'm working on it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Cardstock:  Naturals Vanilla, Neutral Textured Assorted Pack
Paper:  Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories:  Designer Frames Big Shot Dies, Velvet Vanilla Ribbon, Quilted Early Espresso Ribbon, 1/4" Grosgrain basic black ribbon, Early espresso satin ribbon, Basic black satin ribbon, Crochet trim victoria ribbon,

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

If your hostess' workshop sales total is

Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess

Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise

Plus, hostesses earn full-priced items at 50% off
1 item
2 items
3 items
$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
4 items

Things to Remember
  • Only customer, demonstrator, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.
  • Qualifying orders must be placed by the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Thursday, December 15, 2011; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX: Thursday, December 15, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)
Click HERE to Host your workshop