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Exciting Times With New Stampin’ Up!® Products From The New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

And now, the New 2018 Holiday Catalog with new selections for your fall and winter crafting projects.

 

 

 

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Enjoying The Fall Weather

It is truly delightful being outdoors on a fall day. We had a thunder storm which helped us make the transition from summer to fall. Now some fwind, but the temperatures are cooler and at night there is a bit of a nip in the air. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Strange...

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Thanksgiving Card Fall Technique

Today is overcast and rainy 🙂 Last night we had thunder showers which was quite exciting. I wrote out ghost stories for my TwoCansOnAString.com website. It was a lovely background -- plus we desparately need the rain. This got me all in the mood of fall and thinking...

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Peek-A-Boo Fun Fold Card

Yeah, yeah, I know the featured image doesn't fit with the Peek-A-Boo Card title of this post -- but I didn't want to give away the surprise ... and I love gift bag tags 🙂 Plus, I love, love the witch's hat! So, let us proceed . . . Since it is October and we still...

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Pop-Up Card In A Box Tutorial

I'm not the type of person who begins doing research, writes my blog post and then moves on.  There are times when this is necessary, but once I get really interested in a card making concept, I need to learn more about it and satisfy my own curiosity. Some may think...

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Research Time!

I know this is a busy time of year for many who are gearing up for the holidays. My thoughts are fall and winter holidays -- Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years ... I may be thinking of Valentine's Day, I think that is still winter ... I do love making 3D...

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Wiper Pop-Up Card

Once You Figure Out The Mechanism For This Wiper Card, You Will Be Making Dozens Of These Throughout The Year For All Occasions. And the best way to learn how to design the mechanism and your card is with a video tutorial. This works with lots of different stamp sets,...

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Use Your Scraps

I'm always amazed by how some demonstrators put cards together so easily. Maybe it is that easy ... or they played around for hours putting things together. I'm beginning to think that the more we play around with our stamps and dies and designer series paper,...

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Bubble Over Soda Bottle Stamp And Die Sets

These could very easily be Halloween Party Invitations as well. I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with the Bubble Over Stamp Set and Die Set when they came out during Sale-A-Bration, 2018. I was delighted when I discovered it was carried over to the 2018-2019...

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Barn Door Stamps And Dies

I love combining new products from the Holiday Catalog with current products from the Annual Catalog. The Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folding besides being a mouth full is also an easy and impressive means of adding texture to your card. As...

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What Do You Have Planned For Halloween?

Is It Beginning To Feel Like Fall? I was kind of getting into it yesterday . . . maybe a bit too much since I didn't add a post here . . . nor to my other websites. I was just having fun anticipating the arrival of my Stampin' Up!® order. I also got thinking of some...

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Darling Label Punch Box

You will love this Darling Punch Box Set!! And the punch is absolutely fabulous!! You can make some lovely cards using this stamp set as well as tags and decorate boxes. I think this is a definitely "must have" set to add to your craft room. Box includes: * Darling...

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Fall/Autumn 2018 Has Arrived!

Fall Has Finally Arrived!! It is definitely time for me to see what my friend Ray O'Bannon has for us over at RavensBlight. I'm thinking something festive for a centerpiece on my banquet table for my Halloween Party. Of course Ray never lets me down . . . ...

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Takeout Treats Bundle

I love bundles with thinlits dies that make a box -- in this case a "takeout" box. The box measures 2-1/8" x 1-3/4" x 2" when finished. This bundle has 15 rubber stamps and 8 thinlits dies. What more is there to say? Perhaps a video tutorial is in order . . . Takeout...

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Going Beyond Expectations

I was watching a YouTube Video by Pootles from the UK who was sharing "swaps" she received from her team. I was absolutely blown away by the detail given when making "swaps" for their particular event. I'm sure they made 25 to 50 of them, but they did not skimp on the...

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Trees, Trees And More Trees

I absolutely love, love the Winter Woods Bundle And . . . the video to the right absolutely cracked me up!! Stampin' Up!® is having too much fun!! Seriously, wooded scenes work well for your holiday cards -- yes, including Halloween and Thanksgiving -- it's not just...

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I’m Just A Paper Crafter

Paper crafts are for everyone. Especially when it comes to using Stampin' Up!® merchandise. I just completed placing an order. I had Bonus Codes from last month to redeem. So, I decided to place an order and get all the products I wanted but didn't order during the...

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Getting Creative With Your Card Making

I'm a firm believer in mixing stamp sets, die sets, punches, designer series paper, embellishments, etc. in order to make fun, unique and creative cards for all occasions. Stampin' Up!® has much to offer in their 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, plus they launched their 2018...

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Making Christmas Bright Bundle

I do love this Bundle. I love the way you can string the lights to make a lovely colorful card. There is also another stamp set that coordinates with the punch and gives a wider variety of "bulbs" you can use throughout the year. Stampin' Up!® truly did think ahead...

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A Little Bit About Sharon

I enjoy blogging, collecting antiques and paper crafting with Stampin’ Up! products. I lean toward the “vintage” style of paper crafts and I get a kick out of making 3-D projects and pop-up cards. I believe everything I make has a “story” behind it — either true or imagined . . . but mostly true. I think we do put a bit of ourselves in everything we create — this is what makes paper crafting and crafts so important and meaningful to us and to those who receive them.  I’d love for you to leave a comment on a post you liked or send me an email with questions about Stampin’ Up! products or joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. You can contact me at:  sharon@notjustapiginapoke.com

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Sharon

Want To Add More Fun Into Your Life?

As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator my life is filled with happiness!!
You may think that is an exaggeration, but if you love paper crafts, then you’ll understand that this is what I do — Play with stamps, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, framelits and thinlits dies, punches . . . and the list goes on and on and on . . .
I buy, use and share Stampin’ Up!® products.
I enjoy making cards, boxes, bags and other projects for special occasions and no occasion at all. For me, it’s all about having fun. And the real fun is giving away cards to total strangers when I’m out running errands. I randomly pick people or I leave them where others will find them. It is priceless how wonderful this makes me feel to brighten someone’s day.
I’ll take some to the hospital or nursing homes. This is where many need to receive a card to let them know there is someone thinking of them.
Join in the fun! Read my blog and see if making cards would be something that would bring a bit more fun into your life.
Sharon

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