Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Season of Gratitude - Paper Pumpkin!

Crafters -

Seriously! How does Stampin'Up! keep making each monthly kit better than the previous one? Really?!

Shaker cards are so much fun - we all know that! And the October 2016 Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin has EIGHT of them! AND some really cool colored sequins for the shaker cards! Although - gotta be honest with you - There are so many sequins! I'm gluing a few of them onto cards as well!

Well, last night was our monthly Pumpkineer meeting. We had so much fun! We made a 3-D item (with chocolate, of course!), and 2 cards. I also demonstrated to the crafters the sneaky little tips I've gleamed over the years to make the shaker cards a little easier to put together!

So... want to see what we made?
Pumpkineer Projects
October 24, 2016
Season of Gratitude
LOVE THEM!

AND here is the card I made demonstrating how to make the shaker cards!
Pumpkineer Demonstration of
Shaker Cards
Season of Gratitude
October 24, 2016

The November Pumpkineer meeting is the LAST Tuesday of November (November 29th) due to Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has fun enjoying family and good food that day!

If you would like to join the Paper Pumpkin subscription with me, you can join at: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2158844. Make sure you see my name, Dawn Stock, as the listed demonstrator for your subscription!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I had my Coffee and Cards Class this Saturday and we had so much fun! I'll post the cards tomorrow. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the cards my crafter made! 

But, I have started showing a little tip or technique during my classes. Want to see the tip or technique we made on Saturday?

We made these cute little Halloween Treat Bags using the Diaper Fold.
Halloween Treat Bags
Diaper Fold


And I just did a tutorial on this! I used Halloween paper for this tutorial.
Halloween Treat Bag
Diaper Fold Tutorial

What do you think? These are so quick and easy to make! I made several for my Craft Fair earlier this month and I'll have some for my upcoming fairs (November 5th - Cypress Wesleyan, 12 - Private Craft Fair, December 3rd - Canaan Land Church). 

Hope you are able to make some of these for YOUR teacher gifts, coworkers gifts, or just to brighten someone's day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades Now Available!

Crafters -

I know I gave a little bit of bad news yesterday when I told you about the Handheld Stapler being discontinued (you can read that blog posting HERE).

BUT I have some good news too!

Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades Now Available
We are happy to announce that we are bringing back the replacement Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Mats and Scoring Blades. These items will be available to you to start ordering on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Stampin' Trimmer Replacement Cutting Mat (item 131375); $4.00 US and Stampin' Trimmer Scoring Blades (item 126996); $5.00 US

We came to this decision by taking another look at the overall strategy of the Stampin' Trimmer and its supporting pieces, and we were able to work out issues with our supplier to be able to offer these items to you. Keep in mind that the cutting blade that comes with the Stampin' Trimmer does not make contact with the cutting mat so it should not wear it down. Like the cutting mat, the scoring blade is made to last and will not wear out. These replacements items may be helpful for you if you lose a piece or prefer to have extras on hand.

So, YEAH!!!! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Handheld Stapler Discontinued - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As many of you know, I participated in my first Craft Fair in several years this past weekend. I had so much fun! All of the prep work heading to the Craft Fair was SO WORTH IT!

I met so many people and just had a blast talking with everyone!

One of the items I used a GREAT deal while preparing for the Craft Fair was the Handheld Stapler. It was just the right size; I had extra Silver Mini Staples (and I went through those!); it was just the perfect tool for the job!

Well, I'm sad to say that the Handheld Stapler and the mini staples are being discontinued.


Here is what Stampin' Up! told us this morning:

Handheld Stapler Being Discontinued
Due to supplier issues outside of our control, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after our current inventory runs out. We apologize for any inconvenience, and encourage you to let your customers know about this change.

SO, if this is something you want, you may wish to order it now. When the current inventory runs out, both the stapler and the mini staples are going discontinued.  :(

Friday, October 7, 2016

Crafts - Curvy Boxes, Santa-Tizers, and Gifts!

Crafters -

I have been playing, I mean working, on a variety of projects for the Craft Bazaar TOMORROW at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City.

Want to see a little sneak peek?
Craft Bazaar Items

I have been having so much fun with this! It has been YEARS since I've done a Craft Fair, a Craft Bazaar, anything like that where I just get to create and do this! It's like I'm designing my own class, attending my own class, and making several items at each class! LOVE IT!

So... I hope to see you on Saturday, October 8th between 9a-2p at St. John's. I will have my calendar (if you don't already have a copy) for you to pick up and you can even sign up for classes while there!

I was able to locate my Paypal Here - which means I can accept credit cards! What a fast and easy way to get some of your early Christmas shopping done for teachers, nurses, co-workers, friends - even a small gift that you can hide away, for just the last minute! And yes, there will also be cards available (shocking, I know!).

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Craft Bazaar and Leaf Framelits - Stampin'Up!

Crafters -

Fall is my favorite time of the year! Of course, once Christmas comes around, my favorite time of the year changes...  :)


With fall, there is the anticipation of Halloween and seeing all the kids in the costumes - hearing "Trick or Treat" when the kids come to the front door. Then, right around the corner is Thanksgiving; spending time with family and friends and being grateful for all the gifts and blessings we have in our lives. And then! To round out the year - CHRISTMAS! Decorations, the wonderful smell of "real" Christmas trees, no school for the kiddos, spending time with family and friends, and, of course, the REAL gift - celebrating the birth of Jesus!

And with all of those wonderful times, there are CRAFT FAIRS! Don't you just LOVE going to all the different ones and seeing the perfect gift - all the creativity?! I know I do! There are so many times, I'll see something and say to myself (or my husband!), "you know, I could make that" and then I never do! Because something else gets in the way - you know... life!

Well, not this year! I have signed up for, not just one, not two, not even three, but FOUR different Craft Fairs! And, I have been preparing for those. BUT, the fourth one that I was able to get into... My friend Amy told me about one at her church and with about a two-week notice, I'm in! WHEW! Thanks Amy!

So, wanna see one of the items I'm working on?
Paper Crafting and Chocolate - What a PERFECT combination!
I know you recognize the KitKats, but do you recognize the leaves? That's the Leaf Framelits from Stampin'Up! My mom has this framelit set and uses it all the time! But she lives about a thousand miles away (literally!), so it's a little hard to borrow it from her.

I ordered it and it arrived on Tuesday! Guess what I did Wednesday morning? You got it! I also took the plain Sahara Sand cardstock leaves with me when I met some friends for lunch on Wednesday. I crinkled the cardstock and then came home and sponged them. (Classic Stampin' In Pad Colors used here were Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Garden Green). Gotta tell ya - this photo does not do them justice!

I already had a project ready to go for these leaves! Last night, the last of them were assembled and placed in a basket ready for Saturday's Craft Bazaar at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City. They are open to the public from 9a-2p.

Now, you cannot see it as these are still unassembled, BUT there is a strip of the pretty printed papers around each of the boxes. And guess what?

Stampin' Up! had TWO great deals this month! The first one ended yesterday, but the BUY THREE GET ONE FREE on select Designer Series Papers (DSPs) - those are the pretty printed papers - THAT deal goes through the end of the month! I know I just ordered mine yesterday - because the Candy Cane Lane paper is one the list! I just LOVE the designs, but especially the gingerbread house design!
**FYI - As I'm typing this, Stampin'Up! has advised that the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is in LOW INVENTORY; order soon to ensure timely delivery.**

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stampin' Up! Special Offers! - WOO HOO!

Crafters -

I have been preparing for SEVERAL craft fairs and haven't been on the computer! YIKES!

BUT, I did see this and sent it to my customers the other day. AND I wanted to add it to my blog so YOU could see this also!

Did ya see?
October 1 - 5, 2016
What a BUNCH of GREAT deals!

AND - Stampin' Up! even sweetened the pot! Check THIS out! FREE Designer Series Papers (select papers - and there is even some Christmas papers!)!
October 1 - 31, 2016


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