Hearts and Moonlight

Have you ever wondered, “What punch would go really well with this stamp?” or “I wonder if this image will fit in this punch?”  Well – you can wonder no more!  I have some terrific punch templates for all the punches in the current Idea Book & Catalog (not the border punches; just the shapes) – and you can get one free!  Here’s how.

Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow (Jan. 24) – and there are so many awesome perks.  First, for every $50 you spend, you get a free SAB product – and there are some cute ones to choose from, along with some fantastic products that are in the current catalog.  If you hostess a qualifying workshop (minimum $150), you’ll get a free tote bag along with all the regular hostess benefits ($25 in free merchandise).  And if your workshop is $400 or more, you’ll get a Sale-a-bration bundle with a Sale-a-bration exclusive stamp set, designer series paper, brads and ribbon (plus the tote, $65 in free merchandise and a 1/2 price catalog item).

But wait…there’s more!  If you sign up to be a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, the starter kit will be only $125 and you’ll get to select a free digital download or paper pack every month for the rest of the year.  And if you’re one of the first to join my team, you’ll get one of those awesome punch templates.  And there are so many other benefits – a minimum 20% discount on every order, fun promotions and contests that offer free stamps and product, rewards that add up to more free gifts, subscription to Stampin’ Success magazine – packed with ideas and samples, opportunity to pre-order products, and a great opportunity to make friends (and extra money!).  You can own your own business and work the hours you choose.  It’s a sweet deal!

To sign up, simply go to my web site, click “join the fun,” then “Join Now!”  You’ll get a demo id number and be able to access the web site (including ordering!) right away.  So don’t wait!  For the best perks (discounted starter kit, year-long freebies and the punch template) sign up between Jan. 24 and March 31, 2012.

And now…here’s another valentine for you.  It uses catalog products as well as Occasions mini catalog and Sale-a-bration items.  I wasn’t sure about the skinny organdy ribbon at first, but – wow!  I love it, and I can’t wait to show you some tricks.  We’ll use some at the workshops this week, and I’ll show you a very cool tip at the technique class in February.

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Stamps:  Pennant Parade, Delicate Doilies; Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Poppy Parade classic; Paper:  Just Add Cake designer series paper; Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade card stock; Other:  Big Shot; paper doily die (occasions mini), hearts framelits (occasions mini), Framed Tulips embossing folder, Moonlight smooch paint, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (free SAB item!), jewelry tag punch, heart to heart punch, basic jewels – rhinestones, linen thread, sponge, adhesive sheets

For this, I used the heart framelit to punch the center from the designer series paper.  I had already cut a paper doily from Whisper White card stock, so I layered the doily and designer series paper and cut them both at the same time.  One of the things I love with the framelits is you can see exactly what you’re cutting, so I was able to position the heart over the exact part of the doily and paper that I wanted to cut out.

I glued the doily to the back side of the heart so it would contrast with the striped paper.  It was so easy; I pressed the doily onto the sticky side of an adhesive sheet, which turned it into a kind of “sticker,” then stuck it to the doily.  I used my adhesive remover to get rid of a little stray adhesive, then painted the doily part with Moonlight smooch.  While it was drying, I ran the designer paper through the Big Shot with the framed tulips embossing folder, stamped and punched the Pear Pizzazz heart and created the bow and tag.  I used a glue stick to put it all together.  My friend Darrah swears by them; they’re low cost, low mess, give you a little “wiggle room,” and stick.  She’s right – they’re wonderful!  Because they’re square, you can get the glue all the way into the corners (and they don’t roll off the table).  I cover the back of the top layer with the glue, then add a strip on the layer I’m gluing to.  Give it a little rub and it’s stuck, believe me.  I tried to pull this apart after the glue dried to add ribbon around the top layer, but it was stuck very tightly.  I’m glad.  I like the way this bow turned out!

So – join my team tomorrow so you can get your punch template!  And as you look at all the products used on this card and add them to your wish list, think how much money you could save by getting them at a discount!  And add in free paper or downloads for the rest of the year…it’s really a win/win.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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