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Cards Using Tags #5

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The 5th and final card from my "Cards Using Tags" Class is a gate fold.

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I use these cute little punch flowers often. They are created with Gold Foil Paper and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Punch two and after attaching with a mini brad, bend UP the top flower for lots of dimension!

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Hope you have enjoyed my 5 consecutive class samples!! TRY THEM! They are soo fast and easy with this KIT:

Tag A Bag Accessory Kit

#130153 - $7.95

Tag a Bag Bundle

Stampin' Up! Leadership

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Check out this CLEVER invitation to Manager's Event at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference in Houston!! The "big fish" is actually the ticket to get in the door - printing is on the backside. The "big fish" slips into a pocket at the back of this stitched booklet! LOVE IT!!

Snowmen Ornaments

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This cute tree ornament starts with the EVER-VERSATILE "Top Note Die!" Isn't he darling!!

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I did three different colors for three different siblings! Each child will have his own snowman to hang on the tree!! The eyes are 1/2" Circle Punches and the mouth is the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.


Top note bigz die

Wrap it quick!

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You NEED Stampin' Up!'s packaging for Holidays & Birthdays! These handy 8-1/4" X 5" Kraft bags are even FOOD SAFE!! I used the Tag A Bag Accessory Kit to jazz up this bag.

2012-11-27 001 003What could you put inside: cookies, candy, jewelry, cash, gift cards, gift certificates, note pads, coasters. Get creative!! Next week I'm featuring MORE Tag A Bag ideas - don't miss it!

Tag A Bag BUNDLE - SAVE 15%

131371 - $9.95

Tag a Bag Bundle

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit

This nifty little kit guides you through carving your very own stamps!!

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This Undefined Kit turned into a DIET COKE card, created by Shannon West of the Stampin' Up! Team! Love how she took the stripes of the straw and carried that theme through her project! Clever! See my first project in the "related articles" below.

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit #133402 - $19.95

Refill Kit #134808 - $9.95

Speedy Thanks

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This card would be a perfect make and take project for beginners! I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set which is really growing on me! This layout is simple, quick, and uses a minimum of supplies. Now let's STEP-IT-UP a bit...

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Here are minor changes, and more interest! Colors are Midnight Muse and Bermuda Bay - striking!

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set of 5 images

#130514 wood or #130517 clear

Gorgeous Grunge

Oregon, Illinois Stamp Event


Stop & Stamp


Saturday, November 9, 2013

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Oregon Coliseum

124 N. 4th St., Oregon, IL 61061

Come make your own holiday cards for your family and friends!!!

The fee is $1.50 per card.

There will be at least seven demonstrators there for you – each demonstrator will have two

different designed cards ready and waiting for you to make!! You can make them all or

just one or two – it is all up to you!!!

Please bring your own adhesive and scissors, and of course, bring a friend to join in the fun!

The Elf, Himself!

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This is another "olde classic" out of my files! It makes me smile!

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A peek inside.

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Details: Cut a Cherry Cobbler Top Note Die in half the long direction and draw a bold line down the middle. Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch two half circles on each side of the line. Using a 1-1/4" circle punch, punch two half circles between the last circle and the outer edge of the Cherry Cobbler. Using Gold Foil Paper punch out a  Modern Label Punch for a "buckle" and Star Punch from Merry Minis Punch Pack for shoe "toe." "Legs" are about 5/8" wide and cut from Season of Style Designer Series STACK. Give it a try, and smile!!

Top Note Die #113463 - $21.95

Merry Minis Punch Pack

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These three little punches make some quick, cute little treats! Use ANY individually wrapped candy, like mini candy bars. You just need scraps of cardstock, designer papers, Glimmer Paper, or Foil Paper. For Lifesavers, I cut Midnight Muse cardstock into 1-1/4" X 2- 1/2" rectangles. I punched, backed with glitzy paper, folded in half and stapled onto the candy wrapper. It could not be easier!!!

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Here I used Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Designer Papers with Glimmer Papers.

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The Merry Minis are NOT in the catalog, but STILL AVAILABLE and SOOOO versatile! Get them NOW!

Awesome North Star Stampers

It was an exciting October for my North Star Stampers with the Stampin' Up! $25 Start Kit Promo! For the first time we have a RARE tie for second place, so three STARS are earning incentives this month!


Audra Moncur of Roscoe, IL

Linda Niemeyer of Rochelle, IL

Mary Elliott of Oregon, IL

Please claim your prizes in the next seven days. GREAT JOB!!

Cut & Ready

Cut_Ready_pic onlyAvailable until December 31, 2013
  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color
  • Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"-scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". (Card Bases are packaged flat.)


Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases 135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases 135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases 135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases 135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases 135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases 135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases 135810 $4.95

You will definitely want to add a package of envelopes to your Card Bases order.

  • Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301)

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