Mail a Card Monday

Mail a Card Monday

I decided for 2018 to challenge myself to mail at least one card every Monday.  And to post it on social media with the hashtag #mailacardmonday – I figured if I told the world I was doing it and everyone was looking for me to do it I was way more likely to actually do it.  We are now 8 Monday’s into the year and I have been sending out at least 7-8 cards every Monday!  It’s working.  So how many days does it take to form a habit – is it 21 or 66 so something else? I don’t know for sure but right now for me I seem to be doing good and plan to keep it up.  Who is joining me?

Have you seen my mailbox?  I’ve been posting my mailbox with either my cards in it or me putting them in.  It’s funny how many people like my mailbox.

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We don’t actually get a choice for out mailbox in my neighborhood.  Everyone has the same one.  They do look pretty good but it doesn’t take much to break one.  A neighbor ran right over mine a couple of years ago.  And every neighbor dog makes a pit stop there.

Anyway I thought I would share with you one of the cards going out in my mail today.  This week’s mail is really going out on Tuesday because it was a holiday on Monday.  We’ve had a lot of Monday Holidays already this year.

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I have some thank you cards going out for some online orders that I’ve received in February.  I’ll have more going out next week too.  This is a fun card idea that I got from another demonstrator (my friend Renee Kohnke) when I went to Michigan at the beginning of the month.  This way you can show both sides of the Designer Series paper.  I modified it a little bit so I could use a 3″ wide piece of paper on my cards. You are basically cutting away 2-3/4″ from the front of the card and then attaching the designer paper to the short flap in it’s place.  I just realized I should have taken a photo of the inside of the card so you could see it.

Here are the supplies and measurements for you:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
  • Vellum card stock – 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Color Me Happy Stamp set
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Tear & Tape
  • 3/8″ Metallic-edge Ribbon Gold
  • Glue Dots
  • Very Vanilla Envelope
  • Pink Pirouette Light Blender Pen ( for coloring the flower on the envelope)

 

To make the card add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the short front on the card base.  Lay your card down as though you were going to close it and align the Designer Paper with the back of the card, then fold over that front flap so the paper attaches to it.  For any adhesive that is hanging over on the inside – place your ribbon right on top of it – then tie in a knot on the front.  Next I slid the vellum piece in place (emboss your words on it first) and then used glue dots to attach it so the glue dots are hidden under the ribbon.

When you open the card you see the other side of the Designer paper on the inside.  I have made 3 or 4 different cards with this fun idea already.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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Bubble Over Projects

Yesterday I shared about my Bubble Over Bingo Event that I held in January.  So today I wanted to share the three projects that everyone made using the Bubble Over Bundle of products.  These are so fun!

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Here is the supply list for this first card:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock and ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Starbust punch
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive

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The second card used a similar set of supplies – here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Vellum card stock
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder
  • Silver Foil
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive

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This third one uses the same products but has a totally different feel.  I stuck with the more masculine colors.  Here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Basic Gray card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • 3/4″ Circle punch
  •  Shimmer Ribbon Pack
  • Silver Foil
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive

Those were the Make&Take Projects at my Bubble Over Bingo event.  Thanks for stopping by.

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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy sure does make a cute Valentine.

The stamp set This Little Piggy in the annual catalog has lots of potential for Valentine’s Day.  There is the Hogs & Kisses and Loves You and even the You Make Me Happy – I think all could be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  One of the things that I did with my stamp set – which is the clear mounted rubber – is that I cut my words apart from the Piggy images.  Then I could mix and match any way that I wanted.  If I want to use them together as designed I just mount them on the block together.  Here is a cute little card that I made.

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This one is perfect for Valentine’s or for any time to say I Love you.  You can easily change it to a Thank You card by using the “Says, Thanks” image instead.  There are even kissy lips in there to go along with the Hog & Kisses.  Have fun with this little piggy!

Other items I used on this card:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Card stock
  • Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Blushing Bride Card Stock
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & Big Shot
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Old Olive Baker’s Twine
  • Old Olive Blends Marker
  • Dots Embossing Folder
  • Subtles Enamel Shapes
  • plus adhseive

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Welcome

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my blog!

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I’d love to be able to send you a card like this to say Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Family!

I just mailed one out to one of my new team members last week.  I made this cute card using the Flying Home stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and the Banners for You stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  I used an aquapainter and my ink pads to watercolor the images.

It is a great time to join my Stampin’ Up! Team.  My team is the PAWS team.  And PAWS stands for Play A lot With Stamps.  We meet monthly in my classroom, go on a retreat in the summer, and we are already planning our trip to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando, Florida for November.  2018 is going to be a fun year!

During Sale-a-Bration you can purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 – Free shipping – but you do have to add tax.  And do you know what you can get for that?

  • You’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products
  • TWO Free additional stamp sets (of any value – choose the most expensive one if you want that’s another $100)
  • you get business supplies
  • a past Paper Pumpkin kit ($20)
  • Free Shipping (yay!)

You’ll only pay $99! Want an even better deal? Ask me about using Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! You’ll love what this opportunity brings into your life, and trust me: seeing a customer’s face when they stamp for the first time is priceless. Visit my website and click JOIN THE FUN!

Join Stampin’ Up! to Be Part of Something Amazing

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Being a Demonstrator

  1. Be your own boss
  2. Enjoy 20–25% discounts
  3. Earn 20–38% commissions
  4. Receive a Quarterly Demo magazine
  5. Pre-order opportunities with each new catalog
  6. Get sneak peeks
  7. Work Play with quality products
  8. Have fun with friends and make lots of new ones
  9. Make a difference with creativity
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What are you waiting for?

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Card Maker’s Class

This week is my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  If you live local to me come join me and make some cards this month.  I have this class set up at the end of the month so that you can make your cards and have them ready to go for the following month.  There is always an assortment to choose from.  And this month I’ll be including a couple of choices for Valentine’s Day too.  There are always Birthday cards to choose from – here is a new one for this month.

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This one uses the new Picture Perfect Party Suite of Products in the new Occasions Catalog.

  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series paper
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots

plus the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s a fun party card perfect for a Birthday.

I hope you’ll join me this week.  See all the details here on my events calendar.

Have a great day!

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Celebrate You!

Have you seen all the fun items you can earn FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion?  This annual promotion runs through the end of March.  With a $50 product order you can earn FREE products.  And this year they added a second tier level.  So with a $100 order you can get some special new items for FREE!  There are 2 level 2 choices – one is a beautiful stamp set and the other is a set of Thinlits.  Let me show those to you today.

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The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are one of your level 2 choices and I used the Celebrate on this card.  The Thinlits coordinate with the Amazing You stamp set – that’s where the word YOU comes from on this card.  But there is also a die in the set with the word YOU.  Plus a third die that says amazing.  I love the word dies – they make quick and easy cards.

I did use one more Sale-A-Bration choice on this card and that’s the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  But this card would be fun with any designer paper and color combination.

Watch this quick video showing the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.

I’ve been planning to blog all week and I just haven’t gotten to it.  My house is a total disaster.  We are doing renovations – a lot!  It’s a project that started a couple of months ago to replace our dining room table and our sofa.  It has grown to so much more and I’m so ready for it to be done.  Every room in my house has been impacted.  If there isn’t work going on in that room then the room is full of stuff from the other rooms.  My poor dogs are so confused.  And please don’t open any closets – they are filled right now.  I think this is why people move after a certain period of time – it’s too much trouble to do all this work and live in the house with your stuff.  We have lived in this house for 24 years now.  And we will stay here for a long time.

I hope you are having a great week.  I know around here the kids are happy – school holiday on Monday, and weather related school closures Wednesday – Friday.  Yes they had a 1 day school week.  The weather is making our renovation project stretch out – I had really hoped today they would be done and out of here.  But they will be back next week…….

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Mail a Card Monday

I’m starting something new for 2018 – Mail a Card Monday – #mailacardmonday.

Every Monday I plan to send out at least one card and I’m challenging everyone else to join me!

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This was my mailbox when I was sending out Christmas cards – so I’m not sending out that many every Monday.  I’m challenging everyone to send out at least one card each Monday for the whole year!  That would be 52 cards.

Last week Monday was a holiday but I got my cards in the box – I had 4 go out last week. So they really went out on Tuesday but I had them in the box.  Today I mailed out 7 cards and had to resend one Christmas Card.

 

Throughout the week I make myself a little list of who I need to send cards to and then on Sunday’s I’m getting them together.  I really do love to decorate the envelopes.  So if I don’t already have a coordinated envelope I’m try to make those real quick on Sunday night.

Will you join me?  I’m posting on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page and Group.  Be sure to share a picture with me and a comment and let me know you are playing along.

Have a great day and let me know if you are playing along.  And post with the hashtag #mailacardmonday

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