Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yee Haw Christmas Card and Everyday Card Idea

Yee-Haw!  I'm loving this fun stamp set!  It can be adapted for any occasion!  Aren't these the cutest cards?

Tips and Reminders for this card:
  • Can you see that the blue star paper doesn't quite go to the edge of card?  That was actually by design.  Since the paper is 12X12", it makes more sense to cut the background piece only 4" wide to maximize how many cards you can get out of one sheet of paper.
  • The blue star paper is from the Halloween paper called Motley Monsters.

Card Supplies:

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monthly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gathering

Oh what fun it is to be a part of Stampin' Up! family and the Cowtown Crafters!  I SO enjoy gathering each month with others to stamp projects, share ideas and swap fun creations!

Is crafting and stamping a big part of your life, too?  Did you know that even if you don't live near me, you can become part of the group, too? 

When you join the Stampin' Up! family, you not only become part of a world-wide group of stampers, you also become part of my group the Cowtown Crafters!  ("Why Cowtown?", you may ask.  Fort Worth has long been known as Cowtown and since Fort Worth is my home, the name kind of stuck!)  The Cowtown Crafters has a private Facebook Page for ideas and inspiration as well as monthly emails and communication to keep you posted on all things stamping related!

Our group met this past Friday for a time of sharing and inspiration!  Just check out the fun:

The friendships I've made because of Stampin' Up! are priceless!  I'd love for you to be a part of this amazing group, too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christi's Classroom - Wondrous Wreath Cards and Video Tutorial

The Wondrous Wreath and coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits have got to be some of my favorite products from the Holiday catalog right now!  I first posted a couple card ideas using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set here on my blog and since then, I've received these two cards as swaps that I'm SO excited to share with you today!

This first card was created by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Angelica.  Isn't that the cutest fold card?  It looks like large wooden front doors!  Thanks to Angelica's instructions, I was able to re-create this card fold and made a video tutorial so you can, too!  Scroll down for the video tutorial.

This second card was created by my friend, Sharon.  I love the garland idea using the wreath.  Simply stamp and cut out the wreath as you normally would and then simply cut it apart.  Re-assemble the wreath pieces in any shape you'd like.  The bows and the Noel sentiment are also from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.

Thank you, Sharon and Angelica, for your creativity using the Wondrous Wreath Framelits!  I just can't seem to get enough!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Bundles Save You a Bundle

Did you know that throughout the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up! has bundled coordinating products to save you money?  That's right!  It's like a little treasure hunt for you as you look through the catalog(s)!

So, if there is a stamp (or stamps) that are on your wish list, it's a good idea to take a look and see if there is a coordinating punch or Framelit that goes with it.  Punching out the image or cutting it out using the Framelits (and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine), will save you a ton of time!  And, to make a good deal even better, many of the coordinating products are bundled to save you 15%.

For example, the Christmas card below was created using Festival of Trees stamp set and the tree shape is punched out with the Tree Punch.  Purchased separately, the stamp set and punch would cost $32.90 (before shipping and tax).  However, when you purchase them using the bundled item #137640, the cost is $27.95 (before shipping and tax).

Instead of going on a treasure hunt in the catalogs hoping to find all the bundles, would it help if I just list them all for you here to refer to?  I thought so!  I don't want you missing out on the savings!!  Scroll below to see all the bundles!

Bundles in the Annual Catalog:
 Many of the bundles have a clear mount or wood mount option.  For simplicity's sake, I've only listed the clear mount version.  If the set is Photopolymer, then the only bundle option is with Photopolymer.

Bundles in the Holiday Catalog:
Check out these great bundles in the Holiday Catalog, too!

Bundled Journals and Accessories:

Which bundles have you now added to your wish list?  Did you even realize there were so many bundles?  I know I didn't!  I hope this handy list helps as you look through the catalogs!  Happy Stamping!