Friday, August 16, 2019

Happy Tails are here again

  • Stampin' Up! Happy Tails
  • Two more weeks to Join with Extra, Extra Demonstrator benefits
  • Final call for an upcoming card classes

Stampin' Up! Happy Tails Stamp Set

Today's card is a redo of a version of this card that I did earlier in the year.  Hence, Happy Tails are here again...This is such an adorable stamp set with a coordinating Punch.   Dogs have become so much a part of our families, that we definitely need cards to celebrate our furry friends  You can find this Stamp Set on page 195 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.    
Card sample using Happy tails Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

The base card today is thick Whisper White  Then a layer of Granite Gray.  Then I stamped another layer of Whisper White with the Buffalo Check Background stamp using Granite Gray Ink.  I love how this background stamp gives me any color of Buffalo Check background I need for my card designs.  One tip:  When using the Buffalo Check background stamp, lay it stamp side up on your work surface.  Then ink it so you can be sure it is thoroughly inked.  Then lay your Whisper White cardstock on top of the background stamp and cover it with scratch paper.  Use your bone folder to ensure your cardstock is inked well.  This technique also ensures that your checks are straight because you can see where you are placing your cardstock.


Then I stamped the dog image in Gray Granite on Whisper White, and punched him with the coordinating Dog Builder Punch.  This punch also punches the Real Red heart I added to the dog. 

I then used the Stitched Be Mine Dies to create the heart and the scalloped heart.  I used the paw stamp from the Happy Tails Stamp Set to stamp paws on the large heart.            

Card samples using the Stampin' Up! Happy Tails Stamp Set

To add the sentiment, I stamped it in Versamark and then covered it with White Emboss Powder, and set it with my heat tool.  If you like this set, you'll probably love the Nine Lives cat stamp set and coordinating punch.  With Halloween on the way, and you'll find lots of uses for these two sets.  


  • Stamps:  Happy Tails, Buffalo Check Background Stamp
  • Ink:   Gray Granite, Versamark
  • Paper:  thick Whisper White, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Accessories:  Dog Builder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals 

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store. 

Two More Weeks to Join Stampin' Up! and earn Extra Extra  

It's such a great promotion, we named it twice! Join my Stampin' Up! team by August 31, 2019 for US$99; Pick $155 in merchandise from the current catalogs + $10 Coupon later.  

Thinking about joining Stampin' Up! during this fabulous sign up promotion?  Sign up now to get an early look at the Holiday Catalog.!  You'll be able to add items from the Holiday Catalog to your Starter Kit order, and you'll be able to place additional pre-orders for new Holiday Catalog merchandise until September 3.

Until August 31, 2019, new demonstrators will get a little something extra with their Starter Kit--US$30 more than the normal Demonstrator Starter Kit.  THEN you'll get a little something extra the following month.

  • Sign up as an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator by August 31, 2019  
  • You'll pay US$99 and choose US$155 worth of Stampin' Up! products as your Starter Kit 
  • To start you off strong, you'll receive a US$10 coupon code the follow month to use before October 31, 2019. 
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month you sign up.
  • Sign up now; qualify for demonstrator early-ordering from the Holiday catalog in August and use your $10 coupon code in September.
  • Your starter kit ships free
  • You also receive a free Paper Pumpkin Kit to add to your fun!
  • Learn more about the benefits you receive as a demonstrator and select your $155 in merchandise.  The entire sign-up process can be completed on line.
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Final Call for upcoming Card Classes  

August 18, 2019
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Long Class - Crafts and Good Company Card Class
This class features 6 cards you'll be able to personalize for upcoming occasions where you'll want to send a special message to a friend, family member, spouse or even a perfect stranger who made you feel special.  These cards use new stamps, punches and dies from the current, annual Stampin' Up! catalog. You'll learn a few new techniques, select your sentiments, and see how fast and easily you can dress up your cards with punches, die cuts and stamps.

Samples of the six cards we'll make in our next card-making class

Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards.     

For a closer look at each project we'll make, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class.

 Register for the Sunday, August 18 2019 Crafts and Good CompanyCard Class

August 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Short Class - Monday Morning Coffee & Cards Class
This short, fun class is an opportunity to make 3 lovely cards using three different stamp sets from the annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  This is a great way to try these new catalog items before making a purchase, and you'll have cards on hand to send to friends and family.

Three cards we'll make i the Coffee & Cards Class - August 19 2019

For a closer look at each project, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class.  Scroll through the photo album to see individual photos of each project we'll make.   

 Register for the Monday August 19, 2019 - 10 AM Card Class

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.

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Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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