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New Address!!

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Hello my faithful followers! You are receiving this post just to let you know that I have a new address!! You can now find me at jkcardsonline.com! I moved my blog to hosted WordPress site so I can do more with it. As soon as I learn all of the ins and outs I will do just that. This post is just to let you know that there will be no more posts coming from jkcards.wordpress.com. Going forward I will be using the new address. So please update your bookmarks. If you subscribe to the blog through email and are receiving this all is good! If you follow me though WordPress or Bloglovin’ you might have to update them. I will look and see if there is anything on my end that I can do to update them for you. I appreciate your patience (I think I said I was going to start this a year ago!) it’s finally done! A huge thank you to Andrew for all of his help, I couldn’t have done it without him!! See you in the morning for the first card post! Have a great evening! 🙂

P.S.: I will post this on the old site as the last post so if you get an email twice, once from the old one and once from the new one I apologize! 🙂

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Paper Players 218

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Now that was a rainy, windy nasty day yesterday! It rained all day, that drizzly kind. One of those days that you would have much rather stayed home. Work was nutty, but that’s to be expected for the rest of the week. I came home and got to see Daniel at dinner. He is starting to walk already! He’s not even a year old, he’s really quite the clever little boy. Must take after his uncle! LOL! I went to see Heather for a bit last night and then came home and watched Forever, still really enjoying it! If you haven’t checked it out you can see all of the episodes on Watch ABC. It’s supposed to rain all day today too, oh well, what can you do?!

Oh yes! For two days I have forgotten to mention the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog! All products in the catalog are available while supplies last and it’s packed full of great quick and easy project ideas! If you would like a copy you can download one HERE!

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Today I have my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS color challenge from my friend Sandy…

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Silver or Gold, glad I read that a second time before I got to work on my card, I would have done both! Today, my card starts with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. I trimmed a piece of Kraft Card Stock and used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the right side. I used Fast Fuse to adhere it to the base, things sometimes get a little curly when you heat emboss so I wanted to make sure that it stayed down. Just before I stuck it in place I put a piece of Linen Thread behind it. For my feathers I used some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Four Feathers Stamp Set to heat emboss one on Vellum. They other one is a piece of Gold Foil Sheet and they are both cut out with the Feathers Framelits. A little SNAIL near the bottom adheres them to the card. Back to the Linen Thread which I tied one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons to in a neat little bow. My greeting is from the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it in place and completes today’s card. I just really love the way the Kraft looks with the black and gold. Simple yet elegant but in an understated way. It’s a very non-tradittional Holiday card but a quick change of the greeting and it would work for so much more! I hoeo that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS Silver or Gold challenge from Sandy. I really enjoyed making it to share with you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers Clear Mount and Dotty Angles and Christmas Tagables Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Kraft

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Feathers

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Linene Thread and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 115

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Here we are at midweek again. This week is a very busy week at work. We have our annual Gala on Friday. There is a nice 7:00am to 11:00pm day! Yesterday was a good day at work, I got to go on a nice long three hour errand! Love when that happens. Last night was a nice quiet evening, I crafted for a bit, talked to Danielle and watch some TV. Oh, I almost forgot, I got my tickets to see Sam Smith again in January. This time he’s in Madison Square Garden!! And I got pretty good seats this time too!! I’m looking forward to that!

So it’s Wednesday and that means I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

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So when I looked at the sketch I wanted to use the Heart Border Punch, who knows! LOL! My card starts with a base of Garden Green Card Stock. For my background I took a piece of Crumb Cake and embossed it with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The bottom is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. To cover the seam I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler and tied a piece of Linen Thread around it in a bow to the left. The panel is another piece of the Designer Series Paper with a piece of Cherry Cobbler on top and I used the Hearts Border Punch across the top. My Tree is from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green on Garden Green and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few hearts are adhered to the tree with Multi-Purpose Glue and the panel to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. In the upper right corner is part of a circle and a strip of Cherry Cobbler with one of the hearts from the Essentials Wooden Elements colored in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker. A heart is adhered to the top of that and three more in the right corner complete the card. A fun traditional Christmas card with a slight country feel to it! I hope that you liked my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. There is some more inspiration over on the BLOG so be sure and stop by! Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope that you have a very nice Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festival Of Trees and Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Embossing Folder: On Point

Punches: Hearts Border, Tree and 3/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Linen Thread, Essentials Wooden Elements

Tools: Big Shot, Glue Dots, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Control Freaks October Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This time around our theme is Fall/Grateful! If you are following along on the tour that means that you have arrived here from the talented Heidi Boos! She’s so clever isn’t she?!?! I have two cards for you, a fun shaker and a simple card! I’m still loving all of the fun goodies in the Holiday Catalog, what have you gotten so far?!

First up is the shaker card. I have been having so much fun making this type of card and they are very trendy right now! For the card base I used a piece of Tangelo Twist Card Stock. The top panel is a piece of Hello Honey. I used the Fun Fall Framelits and the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out my leaves and circle. A piece of Window Sheet is adhered to the back with Multi-Purpose Glue. The greeting is from the Let Your Hair Down Host Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso. A double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals is adhered to the back and some multicolored sequins are put on the base before I adhered the panel and enclosed the sequins. Along the bottom I cut off some of a piece 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive. On top of that is a piece of the Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. To finish it off I adhered one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons with some Glue Dots on top if the burlap and sequin trim. I like to keep the rest of the card simple when it’s a shaker so as not to take away from the fun of whats inside!

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Next up is a simple thank you card. The card starts off with a base of Hello Honey Card Stock and on top of that is a piece of Tangelo Twist. My background is a piece of Whisper White and I stamped the trees in Soft Suede from the White Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. My leaves, House and Greeting are form the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set. The leaves are stamped in Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey and the greeting in Soft Suede. I stamped the house in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with my Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. The Homemade Holiday Framelits cut out my house and then a few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. A piece of basic Black serves as a walkway some lines drawn in with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers gives it a little depth. I love the Holiday Home Set and the matching Homemade Holiday Framelits, they are just so neat!

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So there you have my two cards for the October Control Freaks Blog Tour. I hope that you enjoyed them and if you haven’t tried making a shaker card hopefully you will, they are a lot of fun! Next up we have the talented LeAnn Greff! I’m sure that you will enjoy her projects, they are always great! Thank so much for coming by to see mine! Have a great day! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Shaker Card:

Stamp Set: Let Your Hair Down (Host) Clear Mount

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey

Specialty: Window Sheet

Framelits: Fun Fall and Circles Collection

Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Buttons, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim (September Paper Pumpkin Kit)

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Home Card:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home and White Christmas Photopolymer

Ink: Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White and Basic Black

Framelits: Homemade Holiday

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath

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Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the jkcardsonline.com web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!

It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!

First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!

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My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

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Creation Station Blog Tour list:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Tools: Bog Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Wreath:

Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Thinlits: Little Letters

Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

White Christmas Cobbler

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Friday during the day is becoming less of a favorite of mine. Work seems to be very busy on Friday’s, what can you do?! I did manage to sneak out and get my new iMac today! As soon as I escape though, it’s all good. I had some dinner and then Andrew came over. I started to set up the iMac and Andrew took on the rather daunting challenge of moving my blog to a hosted site. It was not fun at all! We were on the phone with GoDaddy support for at least two hours and it’s still not quite finished. He has gotten most of the posts over but there is still some work to be done. I’m hoping to have it finished by Monday! Andrew’s efforts last night deserve a big round of applause! I say it all the time but I’m lucky that he is such an awesome friend! Oh, I know what I forgot to mention, Andrew is doing a blog as a project for school. You can take a peek at it HERE! 🙂

So, I had to make a quick card last night amidst the new computer set up and blog chaos, this is what I came up with.

The card actually did start off with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock today. The background is a piece of Whisper White that is cut out with a gift that I received from a friend. It’s actually a die from a set from Lawn Fawn called the Small Stitched Rectangles. I think the stitching detail around the edge is pretty neat. All of my stamped images are from the White Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. The trees and hill are stamped in Soft Suede, the snow in Soft Sky and the greeting in Cherry Cobbler. My car is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and colored in with Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers. I thought the card needed something else so I put a strip of Soft Suede under it. Andrew suggested that some white lines might be in order, so I used my uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to draw them in. You know what? He was right! And there you have another late night card from me this week. Simple, and would be pretty easy to mass produce, so I think it would make a great Christmas card. I hope you enjoyed the card and our little adventure from last night. I will keep you posted on the blog transition by sending out a post stating that it’s about to happen. Fingers crossed that everything goes well! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a super Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: White Christmas Photopolymer

Ink: Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Soft Suede

Stampin’ Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Canana and Smoky Slate

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles Dies

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Pals Paper Arts 224

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Oh yes my friends, it’s once again my favorite day of the week! This week actually went kind of fast! I didn’t get to run an errand yesterday but three days in a row wasn’t bad. I did spend a little time today at work keeping up with the Apple Event. They launched new iPads, iPad mini’s, a refreshed Mac mini and a new iMac with a screen resolution higher than the highest HDTV’s! I’m in the market for a new iMac and now that they have updated them I can go and get me one, maybe I’ll do that this weekend. Last night was pretty quiet. I had a package from Mr. Brown and come home and played with some new goodies. Watched a tiny bit of TV and spoke to my friend Danielle for an hour on the phone. Oh, I’m glad that you enjoyed my friend Michael’s blog yesterday, thanks for going over and having a look! 🙂

My time in the Stampin’ Galley last night yielded today’s card which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

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When I saw this set a week or so ago I couldn’t wait to get it. I so wanted to color it in and the sketch worked out to be perfect for it! My card base is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the greeting from the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right corner. A piece of Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede are embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered on top of the White with SNAIL. My main image is also from the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock. I used my Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and “Vintage” Blush Blossom Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the image. I adhered the vellum to a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with my paper Snips. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I love the way the white behind the image makes the colors pop and the tricolor woodgrain keeps the card simple and doesn’t take away from the stained glass window! I really love the image, and heat embossed on the velum and colored in with markers, it really does look like stained glass! I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. I love to get new toys and share the projects with you! I hope that you all have a fabulous Friday! Thanks for checking in! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Gentle Peace Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Stampin’ Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and “Vintage” Blush Blossom

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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