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 –

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  • 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I adore you

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

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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.

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello Note Card

Pull out your Big Shot and make this quick and easy Note Card – so stamping needed.  Just paper, a die, embossing folder and a couple of embellishments and you can throw this quick card together.

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The piece of Designer Paper is from the Carried Away pack which is Free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I love using note cards for quick and easy notes – each pack comes with 20 cards and envelopes.  You can get them in Whisper White or Crumb Cake.

Here is a list of supplies that I used – buy these and get the Designer Paper pack free.

  • Whisper White Note Cards #131527 $6
  • Hello You Thinlits #137363 $25
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262 $3
  • 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes #141410 $9
  • Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder #143231 $9  (Occasions Catalog)
  • Carried Away Designer Paper #143608 FREE  (Sale-a-Bration)

Plus card stock in Smoky Slate and Night of Navy and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Hello You Thinlits is  from the bottom up:  Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, the die cutting blades down, Cutting Pad.

The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Dynamic Embossing folder is from the bottom up: Big Shot Platform, Dynamic folder with one piece of paper inside, Cutting Pad.  That’s it – these folders are very thick so you only need on Cutting Pad on the top.  Don’t use the thin die adapter or the bottom cutting pad.

Enjoy your day!

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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!

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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.

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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

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Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

It’s time to get carried away with all the cute items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  And one of those is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!

It coordinates perfectly with the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I used those plus the Designer Tee Stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure to make this fun swap card.

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  • I stamped the little clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the Watermelon Wonder card base.
  • Next I added a piece of the Carried Away Designer Paper.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White card stock and added that across the front.
  • Tied a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the front of my card.
  • Die cut the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies from Night of Navy card stock and used little bits of dimensionals to add that to the front.

This is what it looked like with all my pieces as I was making a stack of these.

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I love how it turned out.  You can order the Lift Me Up Bundle and save 10% (the wood bundle is over $50 or add a little to the clear bundle) and get the Carried Away Designer Paper for Free during Sale-A-Bration.  Shop Now in my Online Store here.

Our snow and ice has finally melted (mostly) and everything should be returning back to normal now.  The schools around here have been closed the past two days because travel was hazardous around here – think ice!

Thanks for visiting!

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Hey, Chick

Hey, Chick

Hey, Chick – did you hear that Sale-a-Bration has started?

Which came first the Chicken or the egg?  In my case I think it was the egg – the Occasions catalog has some fun new mini egg cartons which I have here in my craft room.  Now I just need time to play with them.  Then there is the Hey, Chick stamp set.  I keep thinking I ordered it but then I can’t find it.  So I finally sat down and went through my orders yesterday and Yes I really did order it (demos get to pre-order in December).  And then I had to go on a hunt to find it – it was like hunting for eggs – ha ha!  Finally I found it!

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This fun stamp set is one of the FREE items you can choose during Sale-A-Bration.  Spend $50 in product and select this as your freebie.

Read what our illustrator, Lori Sume, has to say about her inspiration for the Hey, Chick stamp set:
When I was a child growing up in Canada, I remember some family friends who had little chickens that I thought were so cute. A couple of summers ago here in Utah, I stopped at a friend’s ranch and saw all their cute animals including their chickens. They had typical chickens but also another kind called Polish Frizzle Bantam White Chickens. I think they are so funny with all those feathers flopping around on the top of their heads and how they like to stare straight at you and cock their heads.
So when I was assigned to create the Hey, Chick Stamp Set, I was so excited. I wanted to exaggerate the rounder chickens and really make them round, and I also really wanted to draw one of those funny chickens I saw at my friend’s ranch. It was a really fun set to create.

 

Here is a list of supplies for the cards above:

Hey, Chick Stamp Set; Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Real Red, Shimmery White, and Whisper White Cardstock; Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper; Watercolor Paper; Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes; Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pads®; 5/8″ Burlap and Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon; Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine; Linen Thread; Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Aqua Painters®; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch

Stay warm this weekend – we have snow headed our way – which doesn’t happen very often.  It was sleeting earlier and the temps are dropping.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monika

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