Monday, July 30, 2012

Stampin' Up! gives you a great Reason to Smile for a few more days

Howdy My Stamping Friends,  Today I'm sharing a card I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) straight from Stampin' Up! . I used the Reason to Smile stamp set that is only available for a few more days (till July 31st).

What do you think? It was so easy to make. I used Tangerine Tango as my base color and Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Calypso Coral for the Two Step Stampin of the flowers. I used a retired punch, the Eyelet Border punch, because I thought it coordinated better with the polka dots on the very vanilla layer. Speaking of those polka dots, I made them with my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot. A sentiment and little linen thread bow and the card is complete.

If you like the Reason to Smile stamp set, you are still able to get it for a few more days with the Reason to Smile promotion. The basics are that you can get the Reason to Smile stamp set for ONLY $5 till the end of July. Here is the flyer with all of the details.

You can place your order online at or you can call me and I'll place the order for you.

Have a wonderful day,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July - Create handmade Stampin' Up! holiday cards

It’s that time of year again. Time to start making your Holiday or Christmas Cards** so you can have them all ready to mail out in December.

In this Stampin' Up! Holiday Stamp-a-Stack class you will make 12 Christmas/Holiday cards** (4 cards each of 3 different designs). If you come to all 6 Christmas Card classes scheduled you’ll have 72 cards ready to be mailed in plenty of time to get to your loved ones by the holidays.

In this class each participant will get a bottle of Stampin' Up! Dazzling Details FREE to use on their projects and take the rest of the bottle home. The class fee is $20 and will be waived if a minimum order is placed at the event.

These classes fill up quickly so please RSVP early. RSVP by clicking here and going to my calendar page. If you can't make it this Wednesday, check out my calendar for the rest of the Stamp-A-Stack Holiday classes scheduled through December.

 ** You can feel free to leave the sentiment off the card and change them to general winter holiday cards. Sentiments will be available in English and in Spanish.

RSVP TODAY for this winter/holiday card class scheduled for this Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

Here is a sample of a holiday card (using the Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set) we could do at one of my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack events.
Stampin' Up! Christmas Card photo from Convention 2012 using Chock-Full of Cheer
Have a fantastic day and I hope to see you this Wednesday.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

End of School Teacher Gifts (Gift Cards, Punch Art Frog and Pencil Holder)

Wow, I can't believe its been so long since I've posted on my blog. June was a busy month around here with a graduating 6th grader, a graduating preschooler,  graduation parties, end of year parties for all the kids, camps starting, and much more. I did get to create some teacher gifts that I promised I'd share so here goes. Enjoy!
Our class decided to give a plant to our teachers and if we wanted to, we could give gift cards in decorated envelopes. The envelopes were put into the plant on floral wire and were supposed to look like flowers. I might have taken the theme literally, but they were so cute I couldn't stop, so several teachers got gift card envelopes like these.
 Here I used some retired Designer Series Paper and the retired 5 petal flower punch
 For this one I used retired Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper and the retired 5 petal flower punch
This set used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit, the retired 5 petal flower punch, the retired fancy flower punch, the 1-3/4 scallop circle, the 1-1/4 circle and the 1/2 inch circle.

I used the scallop envelope die and the Big Shot to cut the envelopes. The envelopes are normally a little too small to fit a regular sized gift card so I folded the paper in half and left three scallops uncovered when I cut the paper.

This makes the envelope longer and voila, it now fits a gift card.

One of the teachers is very fond of frogs and she has a frog as her classroom mascot so of course I had to make her gift card envelopes frog themed.
Too cute, right??

My youngest was graduating preschool and she is going to a different elementary school than most of her classmates so she gave pencils to her classmates so they could start kindergarten with a memory of her. This is what we made for all her preschool classmates and teachers as a graduation gift. Pink for girls and blue for boys.
 I used the owl from the retired Stampin' Up! set called Go, Graduate and punched it out with the cirle and scallop circle punches. A little 1/8 taffeta daffodil delight ribbon and it was finished.

Today I'm stamping with my brand new goodies from the new Holiday Mini Catalog to create projects for my Christmas/Holiday Stamp a Stacks. I hold one of these each month starting in July and running through December. When you come to the class you'll make 12 cards (4 each of 3 different designs) and if you come to all the classes you'll have 72 cards ready to send out or give away just in time for the Christmas Holiday Season. The best part is that when you sign up for one of these classes you'll get product to use on your cards while you're here AND you get to take the rest home. The Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack is going to feature Dazzling Details. You can take the bottle home and add some sparkle to any cards you already have or are about to make. Not a bad deal. Click here to check out my calendar of upcoming events and see which events you'd like to attend. And don't forget that the card sentiments can be stamped in English or Spanish if you'd like OR you can leave them blank and use them through out the season as Thank You or Thinking of You notes. So many options, so little time. I'll post some of the Holiday Cards this week so stay tuned by following my blog, liking my facebook page (Stampin' Up! with Rose-Ellen), following me on Twitter at @REEastman or signing up for my newsletter. You can email me with questions anytime at

Hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing Sunday!