Tasty Trucks Sale-A-Bration

Do you like the cute little Tasty Trucks stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure?  It’s quite cute!  Here in the town I live in we have a place called Truck & Tap.  It’s in downtown Woodstock in one of the old buildings – well the tap part is – the bar and the tables.  In the back of the building is a parking spot for a food truck.  Every day a different food truck pulls in and serves the food for that day.  It has become quite popular.  Often on Saturdays they have lobster truck come in – that’s the one we like!  But this little stamp set doesn’t have any lobsters – I may need to get some from another set and make a lobster truck!

So on to my card today – my truck is a hotdog truck!

These are the parts that I started with –

parts-photo

  • Dapper Denim card stock base.
  • Dapper Denim embossed layer – I used the Sparkle embossing folder
  • Whisper White piece
  • Tangerine Tango piece

And I used the Tasty Trucks stamp set and created this

tasty-truck

Since you can only get the Tasty Trucks as a free item when you spend $50 here is your $50 shopping list of items for this project:

  • Banner Triple Punch #138292 $23
  • Sparkle Embossing Folder #141468 $7.50
  • InColor Markers 2016-2018 #141393 $15
  • Archival Black Stamp pad #140931 $7

I also used markers from the neutrals and brights.  Alternately you could use an Aqua-painter and your ink pads to color the truck.

The truck set comes with hot dogs, tacos, cup cakes, ice cream and pancakes.  It would be a fun element on a scrapbook page.  I wonder when we will start hearing the ice cream truck in our neighborhood.

Have a great day stamping!

Remember Sale-A-Bration lasts through March 31st.  Place your order here.

monika-signature-018

 

Birthday Stamp a Stack

Last weekend I held a Birthday Stamp a Stack class it was lots of fun and everyone left with a stack of birthday cards ready to mail out.

birthday-sas

There were three card designs using the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Everyone made 4 of each of the cards.  We embellished the cards with Bakers Twine, Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer paper.

I also showed everyone an idea for decorating the Gold Card Tin that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration.  I included the die cuts and paper for them to use on their own tins.

 

Here is a suggested list of items you could order to complete this project and get the Tin for free.

  • Balloon Adventures stamp set #142823 $26  (or get the bundle with the dies which is $53)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack #142744 $10
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609 $18
  • Card Tine #143833 FREE

Everyone at the class also received a little treat from me.  Here is the whole ensemble showing just one of each card.

birthday-sas-class

 

Thanks for visiting.  You can shop my store at HERE

monika-signature-018

 

 

Card Maker’s Class

Every month I have a Card Maker’s Class in my classroom.  It’s a flexible class for any level of stamper/card maker.  Bring a friend along and have some fun.

card-makers-class

Each class has a variety of card choices so you can make what you need – make yourself a list of upcoming birthdays, or celebrations and those that you need to send a thank you too.

You can RSVP through my website – www.monika.stampinup.net

or on my FB page – StampingatMonikas

For February I have had to move the Friday night class to Saturday morning.  Normally it’s offered Friday morning and Friday night.   I hope to see you there.

monika-signature-018

I adore you

A quick little note card made with the stamps from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

pp-adore-you

I added some supplies to create this little note card:

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock – a front layer and the heart
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies – to cut the circle
  • Gold Thread – or use what is left from your kit
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes – for the little gold heart

Use the stamps and ink from your kit.  And you can also use dimensionals and glue dots from the kit – I had left overs.

I finished up my little treat boxes from the Paper Pumpkin kit and mailed them out to my boys today.

pp_main_jan2517

I did a tiny bit of altering – on the top flap of the box that gets folded over I trimmed away the back and sides so that it was just a top flap that folded over the arrow.  I also put a piece of Tear and Tape on that flap to secure it down and then put the little gold heart sticker on the back. On one box I moved the arrow to the front and put it under my heart – that was for mailing purposes – when i was trying to get it in the little padded envelope I was using the arrow came poking out of it on the side when it was placed under the flap.  It actually was cute under the heart going across the front too.

If you want the kit for February be sure to have an active account by tomorrow – Feb. 10th.  That is the cut off date.  And during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription for $55 (+ tax) and get a free Sale-A-Bration item too.  The normal price is $59 – so you save a little bit.  And this deal works for both new and current subscribers. Order today on my website.

th_pp_sab_sharable_jan2017_us

Thanks for stopping by!

monika-signature-018

Fun Color Combo

Fun Color Combo

A week or so ago I was unpacking an order that I had received from Stampin’ Up! I had ordered several packs of Card Stock that I was running low on.  I pulled them all out and stacked them up and carried them to my craft room.  As I was walking I fanned them out and thought – hmm that looks like a nice color combo.  I posted a quick photo on Facebook to see what others thought and it received a bunch of likes. The colors were:

  • Real Red
  • So Saffron
  • Pool Party
  • Whisper White

color-card-stock

After that I thought I better create an idea with that color combo so I made this for my Card Class last week.  Yet again – quick and simple and I love it.

birthday-color-combo

Here are the supplies that I used:

  • Thick Whisper White card stock for the card base
  • Strips of Real Red, So Saffron, and Pool Party card stock and I stamped each one with stars from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Piece of Whisper White card stock stamped with Stylized Birthday stamp
  • Enamel Shapes – Brights & Subtles collections

So what do you think – do you like the color combo?

Thanks for visiting my blog – leave me a comment if you have a minute.

And if you change your email you can just go to my blog and sign up for email updates again with your new email.  Or Like my Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/StampingatMonikas/  and catch my blog posts and other posts there as well.

monika-signature-018

Love is in the Air

Last Friday was my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  I try to offer a variety of card choices at this class each month so that everyone can make the cards that the need coming up.  Well as we all know February is coming and that means Valentine’s day is coming.  I am not offering a class specific to Valentine’s day this year so I’ve been trying to sprinkle in some loved themed cards here and there and especially in my card class.

I find that I tend to come up with cards I really like at the very last minute before I need them.  Maybe when I have more time I keep changing and adding and over thinking it and when I’m pressed for time it’s just done because it has to be.  Well this creation is one of those.  As I got up Friday morning for my card class and looked over my selection of cards I realized I really should have one more Valentine choice.  So I ran to my craft room and created this just before class started.

sending-love-air-mail

I really do love quick and simple cards.  And this one came together just like that!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack #142733 $10
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 $30
  • Suite Sentiments stamp set #142968 $28 (wood mount) – it also comes in clear mount
  • Confetti Hearts Border punch #137415 $22
  • Sweetheart punch #133786 $16
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine #134576 $3

Plus the Big Shot, Basic Black ink Real Red cardstock and adhesives.

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are one of my favorites and we have them in stock!  They are awesome and match up beautifully to our layering circles, squares and oval framelits too.

You can order any time at my online store – click here.  And don’t forget right now you can choose a free item with every $50 that you spend.

stitched-shapes

Thanks for stopping by!

monika-signature-018

Floral Boutique Thank You

Floral Boutique Thank You

Our best promotion of the year is under way – Sale-A-Bration!  It doesn’t get any better than free and you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn free products!

Shop to earn Sale-A-Bration items, join to get additional free product in your Starter Kit, or host to get more products with Stampin’ Rewards!  Ask me if you want more details about any of these!

The So Very Much stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can choose.  It has a beautiful large script Thank You and then several choices for additional sentiments to add in a smaller font.  I created this card that would be perfect as a Thank You for that awesome gift you received over the holidays!

navy-thank-you

I used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy and Whisper white card stock, Night of Navy ink and the Duet Banner Punch to make this simple card.  The Thank You image is large and creates the main focal point of the card.

I also decided to decorate the inside just a touch by adding a strip of the designer paper to a white panel.

navy-thank-inside

You can earn the So Very Much set for free by purchasing the items I used for this card and make a whole stack to use throughout the year.

  • #141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper $11
  • #100867 Night of Navy Card stock $8
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock $9
  • #126970 Night of Navy ink pad $6.50
  • #141483 Duet Banner Punch $18
  • #143340 or #143343 So Very Much stamp set FREE

Thanks for visiting!

Monika

promolp_sab2017_dbws_jan0317_us

monika-signature-018