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Lotus Blossom Thank You

Lotus Blossum

Hello Stamping Friends,

I didn’t want to overload one post with three items so I overloaded your email with three posts.  Let me know which you prefer.

I was anxious to play with the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set and I needed about 10 thank you notes after Christmas so I created a CAS – clean and simple- card. With Paul scoring and doing the paper piercing we were able to do all 10 in about one hour.

It is white on white with the blossom and the Candy Dot done in Calypso Coral.  The stem uses Wild Wasabi.

There are three flower images, two stem images and two greetings in the stamp set:

Scan 150280003 Best of all — it is free during Sale A Bration with a $50 order.

Base Card Stock:   Whisper White   5.5  x  8.5

Top Layer:               Whisper White  5.25  x 4  popped up with dimensionals

Ink:                            Calypso Coral,  Wild Wasabi

Embellishments:     Calypso Coral Candy Dot

Tools:                         Paper Piercer Tool and Essentials Paper Piercing Template

Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus

Score two lines across the bottom of the top layer 1/4 ” from the bottom and 1/8″ apart.  I scored it on the back, though the picture looks like it was scored on the front.  The Essentials Template lets you line up the corner precisely and punch 5 holes across and down in the upper left corner.

The blossom stamps have little 1- 2-3 tags so you know the order to stamp and can line them up perfectly.  Ink the first two up and stamp but use the Stamping Off Technique for the third stamp.  Do the same-stamp off- with the solid stem stamp after stamping the other stem direct to paper.

Stamping Off Technique:  Ink up your stamp — stamp it off on your Grid Paper or scratch paper and then stamp it on the image.

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SAL    (Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love)



Weekly Deals Jan 26-Feb 2

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Perpetual Calendar Class

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‘Twas the week before  class and all through the house this stamper wasn’t smiling she felt like a louse.

RSVP’s were in, the money was paid,  but alas all seemed lost backordered kits were weeks away.

Ahhhh such was the situation as I prepared for the perpetual calendar class.  With my DH’s help we decided we could make the kits ourselves.

I had purchased a kit during the preorder so I knew just what we needed.

For the box, we bought shirt boxes and cut them to 7 x 13 3/4 for the bottom and 7 1/8 x 13 7/8 for the lid. Each side was scored at 1″.

The ribbon holder was shaped like a barbell from a 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 Hello Honey card stock and wrapped with 36″ each of Gold Sequin Trim, Thick Twine, Baker’s Twine, and Lost Lagoon Ribbon.

Hearts were punched, feathers were stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and then cut out with framelits, banners were made with 3/4″ strips, stars were cut with the stars framelits dies.  I had the heart confetti and star confetti punch and made sticker sheets with the double back adhesive paper from which we punched stickers just like the kit.

The calendar sheets were made to fit two to a page – just slightly smaller than SU’s 4 1/2″ calendar sheets.

A nice cardboard backing was made from rectangular cake bases cut at  4 3/4  x  11 1/4.

The clip was a clothespin w/ blackboard found at the local hobby store.

I used MDS to create the label and Word to create the calendar sheets.

Here are those files should you choose to make your own perpetual calendar.

Perpetual Calendar Sheets

Perpetual Calendar Label

What a fun time we had and the stamper’s calendars looked great!

Check out my list of events to join us for future fun times!

Have a great day!

SAL   (Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Send A Letter, Share A Love!)












Happy New Year! Happy New Catalog! Happy Free Sale A Bration Products!!

Hello My Stampin’ Friends,

I am sure one of your New Year’s resolutions was:  Stamp A Lot this year.  I can help with that one!

If you are resolving to build stronger relationships, sending cards can help let others know you care.  I can help with that one, too!

Our new Occasions catalog goes live today with stamp sets for all the upcoming events.  Do you remember the term “twitterpated” from Bambi?

We have a stamp set with that word!  Love it!  And don’t forget to look at the new photopolymer stamp set Snuggles & Smooches – perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The new catalog and the Sale A Bration catalog go live at the same time —TODAY!



It is a bit like Christmas with the Occasions catalog wrapped up in a Sale A Bration cover and just peeking out the side.  We’ll toss the cover after March 31 and continue to use the Occasions catalog through June 2.  Click on the images below to view the catalogs.Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 1.05.08 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-06 at 1.35.20 PM

I would be remiss not to give you a chance to look back at the Annual Catalog which is still current and has a Spanish supplement.  So many great products I marked to try and will surely be going back to show you before it retires in June.  View the catalogs with a click:

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And it is a Tuesday with wonderful sales to show you:

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And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, they have some Returning Products from the Holiday Catalog that we can still order:

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I hope I didn’t lose you with all that information.  Click on any of the above images to go to the store specific location. Remember to sign in (or create an account if it is your first time) and use hostess code 76DBRNG9 to be entered in a monthly drawing.

Let me know if you need a catalog mailed to you or drop by my home if you are close to Castle Rock!

Happy New Year!






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