Monday, August 31, 2009

September Card Kit of the Month

It's card kit time again! You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!

In this kit, you'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.

You will also receive by e-mail 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off!

November Featured Products:
· Sweet Centers Stamp Set ($29.95) $23.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit
· Sweet Treat Cups ($2.95) $2.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!") Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by September 12th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Email me today to order:

Brenda Smith

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:

· Basic Black Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)*
· Perfect Plum Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)*
· Old Olive Stampin' Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)*
· Bone Folder ($6.95)**
· SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95 or $4.50 for refill)**
· 1 3/4" Circle Punch ($15.95)
· 3/16" Corner Rounder ($6.95)
· Mat Pack ($9.95)**
· Paper-Piercing Tool ($3.50)
· Any Greeting Stamp Set you have or would like to order
· Sweet Centers ($29.95) $23.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit (NEW in the Holiday Mini)
· Sweet Treat Cups ($2.95) $2.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit (NEW in the Holiday Mini)

*You can substitute these ink pads for the markers and your cards will turn out the same.
**These items are optional but are recommended for the best results.

    Card Kit Options

    August Club Projects

    Here is a fun card I found on the internet somewhere. When all folded up this is what it looks like.
    When fully opened, the card looks like this.
    This is not laying as flat so you can see where/how to crease the scored lines and attach the cardstock to make it fold correctly.

    Standing up.

    Our 12 x 12 pages were super fun for those camping trips you took this summer.
    If you prefer to make cards than scrapbook below are 4 cards to make instead. If you have any questions about the supplies used to make the projects or how to assemble them please leave a comment or e-mail me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009

    Mini Wedding Album

    Here is a mini album using Small On Board Book Basics, Wedding Rub-Ons, cardstock, and ribbon. It uses very little supplies/tools and was quick to make. These little albums make great gifts for weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, etc.

    Saturday, August 29, 2009

    End of Summer Special

    I am having a special for the last 3 days of August. If you order at least $25 you will get 20% off your order. If you order at least $50 you will get 20% off and a free stamp set (I have a couple to choose from). If you place an order of $150 or more you will get 25% off, hostess benefits, and a free stamp set! To get $150 you could combine orders with a friend and share the benefits or place the order on your own. The choice is up to you. You must contact me by phone or e-mail no later than 10 pm on Monday the 31st to get the discounts and free stamp set.

    My e-mail address is in the right column and you can call if you already have my phone number.

    Monday, August 10, 2009

    Fold-Out Scrapbook

    You can choose your own measurements and they are all square so it makes it easy to cut. My cover is 5 3/4" square and the inside is 5 1/2" square. I'm working on a couple more scrapbooks that are identical to this one only the holiday changes to show you how easy it is to make this for any occasion and quick. It took me about 1-1 1/2 hours from start to finish and I made up my own measurements.

    • Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set
    • Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set
    • Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad
    • Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad
    • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
    • Soft Suede Designer Series Paper
    • Always Artichoke Cardstock
    • Dusty Durango Cardstock
    • More Mustard Cardstock
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • 5/8" Very Vanilla Ribbon
    • Scallop Edge Punch
    • Dimensionals
    • SNAIL Adhesive

    These pictures are viewed in steps as you unfold the book. I stamped the pumpkins individually, cut them out, and attached them to the cover usin dimensionals.

    Open to the left.
    Then up.
    Then to the left again.
    As you can see, I started with a 11" x 11" square and scored it both ways at 5 1/2 " and then slit the scored line on the left to the middle. Then I folded the top left square to the right, then down and the left bottom folds to the right on top of the rest.

    Sunday, August 9, 2009

    Holiday Mini Catalog

    Check out the link to the right for the Holiday Mini Catalog that starts on Sept. 1. It has some of the cutes products for the holidays yet! I just got my preorder supplies and I'm working on some cute projects. Check back soon for fun Halloween projects.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    July Stamp Club

    We made this card using the new Circle Circus Stamp set and 3 of the new In Colors; Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay ribbon. We also added 2 medium half pearls from the pretties kit and stamped a greeting from the new Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.
    For our 12 x 12 spread we used the new Seeing Stars stamp set and Contempo Alphabet stamp set. We also used the large and small star punch which made this page simple and quick to make.
    If you don't scrapbook then below are the alternative cards that can be made using pieces from the 12 x 12 kit. Sorry this first one got stuck next to a pen and got an ink spot on it.

    I made 2 of the last card for a total of 4 alternative cards.
    • First you start with a 6" x 10 1/2" piece of Vanilla cardstock.
    • Then score the cardstock at 2 7/8", 5 7/8", and 9"from the bottom.
    • Fold at the score lines so that the card with fold together as shown in pic #2.
    • Slice a corner off of the bottom part to the left of the brad. This is hard to see but is in pic #1. This allows you to slip in cash or a gift card.
    • Poke a hole in the upper right side of the bottom part of the card and stick a brad through as shown in pic #1.
    • Stamp stars randomly on Whisper White cardstock and adhere it to the inside center of the card just above the gift card section as seen in pic #1.
    • Fold gift card section up to cover the Whisper White cardstock and add red star strip to the bottom which covers the back of the brad (pic #2).
    • Fold the top section down, add Real Red strip of paper at the bottom of the Vanilla cardstock (pic #3).
    • Add a 3/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock under the Real Red/Vanilla so that it hangs out about 1/2 inch longer than the Real Red strip (pic #3).
    • Add star block (pic #3).
    • Stamp a greeting just above the Real Red strip to the right of the star block (pic #3).