Showing posts with label Card Classes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Card Classes. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall 2014 Card Making Classes

  • Sign up for the Oct 5 Card Class
  • Get ready for Halloween with this great wreath kit

Getting back to hosting classes has been an objective for several months.  The good news is that I'm hosting a class, Sunday, October 5, starting at 1:30 pm.

Here's a look at the 8 cards we'll be making.  Everyone needs a stash of general cards to have on hand for different occasions.  Spend a fun afternoon with snacks, chats, and making these cards. 


The Stampin' Up! annual catalog went live in June, and this collection of cards uses a variety of the new designer papers, the new In-colors, and new rubber stamp sets, polymer set, which I'm beginning to favor more and more, and new punches, dies, and embossing folder. 
One of the cards we'll make is this raised flower card made with vellum, new ribbons and designer papers. The center is a silver Candy Dot base brad painted gold with a marker and embellished with a pearl center.   
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die
We'll brayer White velum card stock with Pink Pirouette.  Once dry, we'll use the Flower Frenzy Bugz L Die to cut the flowers.  The velum card stock can be creased from just about the center of the flower to the tip of the petal with a bone folder and then pinched the velum card stock together, which giving it a slightly raised effect.    You'll be able to cut several flowers at once using the Big Show die.  Then all four of the cut flowers used to make one flower fit into the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for a single run through the embossing machine.  We'll attached the flower to the Whispers White layer before mounting to a Pink Pirouette base layer so the brad back was hidden.  Take a look at a few more swaps and card samples from the convention display boards on the photos link in my Meetup site.  Also, sign up to register for this class on my Meetup site at this link to ensure you're first to hear about new classes.   The Meetup site has been down over this week end, so check back at this Meetup link if you're unable to get in the first time.


  • Stamps: None
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette,
  • Paper: Lullaby DSP, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, White Velum Card Stock
  • Accessories: Candy Dot Brad Bases, Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride ¾” Chevron Ribbon
  • Tools: Brayer, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions embossing folder, Big shot Die-Cutting machine, and Magnetic Platform, Textured Boutique Machine, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Bone Folder
 Do you want to know why I'm able to do classes this year, even with a very busy work schedule?   It's because  Stampin’ Up! is making it easier and easier for demonstrators and customers to get projects done quickly – just what we need with our busy schedules and lack of storage space for all our supplies.  Three kits from Convention I’m excited to tell you about:
With fall / winter holidays right around the corner, Stampin’ Up! introduced two more kits – both from the Holiday mini catalog. One Halloween wreath kit and the other is a Watercolor Winter Card Kit – two super-fun projects. These on page 36 and 37 when you receive your copy of the new Holiday Mini catalog, if you’re one of my regular customers.  If you need a copy of the catalog, download a copy here.
Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit - 135866 - US $26.95

Sign up on my mailing list to be notified of these upcoming classes:

· Early October  – General cards
· Late October – Treat bags
· November – Gift tags & gift boxes
· December – Last-minute Holiday cards and tags
· January – Valentine’s Day
· February – Thinking of You
· March – Graduation gift giving
· April - Mothers’ Day card
· May – Father’s day cards


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mixed Bunch Valentine Card and Sale-A-Bration

  • One of my Leadership Swaps
  • Valentine Card Class this week end
  • Sale-A-Bration benefits - Free merchandise with each $50 order
  • $175 Starter Kit now $125, plus it pays for itself with free monthly Designer Series Paper or Digital Downloads

It is such an exciting time of the year!  Returning from Stampin' Up!s Leadership conference, we saw how to use so many new products.  And now with the new Occasions mini catalog, and Sale-A-Bration in full swing it is a fun time to share with you some of the new products we received at the Conference.

This card is made using the new Mixed Bunch stamp set.  We received this set free at Leadership.  In addition to the stamp set, the Occasions mini catalog includes a new punch that fits all three flowers in this set

Here's a swap card I made for Leadership:

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch (125535 - wood; 125537 - clear mount),  P.S. I love You (125460-W; 125462-C)
Paper:  Whisper White, River Rock, Red Glimmer Paper
Inks:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Perfect Details Textured Plate, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Gold Brads, Gold Embossing powder, Heat Tool, Piercing Tool, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die, Mat Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals

I did a lot of card swapping at Leadership this year, and we'll be making this card and many of the cards I received as swaps during my upcoming Valentine's class, Sunday, January 29.  Join us if you are in the Houston area!  Register here:

Also, Sale-A-bration is in full swing!  That means for every $50 you spend from Jan 24 - March 31, 2012, you receive a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Download a free copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure now to see what you can earn.

In addition, hostess earn products more during Sale-A-Bration.

And,  joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration pays for itself in free merchandise monthly!  The $175 starter kit (with $340 worth of product and supplies) is only $125 during Sale-A-Bration... and you get either a free package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for the rest of 2012.  You can switch each month.  Digital Download one month; package of Designer Series Paper the next month.  Contact me if you want to learn more.  You can sign up on line at the "Join Now" button!


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Raining Flowers in Cherry Cobbler

  • Summer Mini Catalog orders placement ends August 31
  • Buy 3 Designer Series Papers, get 1 free promotion
  • Check out my classes:  Berry Blossoms class 14 August
Surfing other blogs is one of my favorite ways to gain inspiration.  So, when I saw this card by Chat Wszelaki, I ran to my stamp room and quickly made my own version of her wonderful card.  I made two versions with different sentiments.  It is rare that I make a card without designer series paper, but this just didn't need anything else!

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The recipe for this card:

  • Stamps:  Raining Flowers (122767-C), Best Friend Forever (leaves) (122807-C), Delightful Dozen (sentiment) (122652-C), Something to Celebrate -retired (sentiment) (121897-W)
  • Paper:  Whisper White(121044), Lucky Limeade (122926), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade (122935), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
  • Assessories:  Cherry Cobbler Brads (119737), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Here is a closer look at the Congratulations card.

Here's a closer look at the Happy Birthday card.  I added a small amount of paper piercing in the corner of the Cherry Cobbler.

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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