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Illinois Holiday Craft Show

Barb;s Show

Holiday Craft Show

14310 Dorr Rd, South Beloit, Illinois

Dec. 3 and 4, starts at 9 am


Annual Christmas Craft Sale! Handmade gifts, including stocking stuffers, teachers’ gifts, baked goods, dog toys, baby blankets, crocheted scrubbies, stained glass, wood craft items, and Tastefully Simple products! Attendees must sign up ahead of time for a 45-minute shopping time slot, as well as wear masks and socially distance. Sponsored by Barb Faulkner and Deb Potter.
Sign up info:

Barb’s customers: for your time slot choice call 608-751-1500 or

Deb Potter’s customers (Tastefully Simple)
 for your time slot call 815-389-0962 or email


Merriest Moments Bundle #stampinup


Barb Faulkner, my friend and Team member, created this festive fancy fold card using the Merriest Moments Bundle #156783.



The base card is 4-1/4 x  8-1/2", scored at 5-1/2". The layer is 3 x 8", scored at 4". Simple and impressive!



The colors come from the versatile paper, Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper #155718. Try this easy fancy fold!!


Join for only $75 HERE

USA only, expires 11/30/2021

Just Announced...

From Stampin' Up!
As you have heard in the news, unprecedented shipping and logistics issues have resulted in a global supply chain crisis. This is affecting businesses world-wide, including Stampin’ Up!  Therefore, starting December 1, 2021, Stampin’ Up! will no longer take orders for products that are NOT in stock. Stampin’ Up! will no longer accept backorders. This change will help to reduce frustrations from unpredictable product availability and allow you to order products that will be delivered right away. If you want to know if a product is available, please check my online store HERE.  I recommend having options selected before you place your order.
Thanks for understanding.
Nancy Ferb
Your Independent 25 year Demonstrator
Easy 2 step

Harvest Dies #stampinup


Layered dies and bright, happy colors make this a very unique design! These are the Harvest Dies #156504 and they also have a bundled option with  7 cling stamps #156813. (I cased this card, but do not have the creator's name. If it is your's, please let me know and I'll gladly give you credit.)



Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Blushing Bride and a POP of Silver Foil!



Always use the handy Adhesive Sheets #152334 when die cutting thin dies. The application will be CLEAN and FAST! NO oozy glue.


Hand-Penned Petals #stampinup


Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers are so easy to use for adding shaded color like on this Hand-Penned Petals Stamp set #155070 card! The Pool Party colored flower is painted with Wink of Stella #141897 for SHIMMER!



The color palette came from this lovely Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelope pack #155501. They are SOO HANDY and little larger than A2 size. The card base measures 4-1/4 X 6-1/4" so it's perfect for enclosing photos!



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Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper #stampinup


This is an elegant version of the Strip Card in my last post! These gorgeous papers are Ever Eden 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper #159996, limited edition to coordinate with Eden's Garden Bundle #157832.



The GOLD is sooo elegant!



 These strips are 3/4" wide, but can be varied. Mount onto Gold Foil Paper. Start in the middle with 1 or 2 strips at an angle. Build out perpendicularly, leaving a small space between strips so the gold shows. Let strips extend beyond the edge. When done, flip over and trim off excess. It's fun. You might as well make several cards while you are at it!! TRY IT!!

Got Scraps?


Don't you LOVE a fun "Scrap Card Design?" We all have scraps. Don't waste them! These strips are 3/4" wide and can be varied!



Look closely! The strips are attached to RED FOIL PAPER #153510! Leaving a little gap between the strips, lets that foil paper SHINE!! It's a twist on the "OLDE Strip Card!" This paper is the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6X6" Designer Series Paper #156313.



 Start in the middle with 1 or 2 strips at an angle. Build out perpendicularly. Let strips extend beyond the edge. When done, flip over and trim off excess. It's fun. You might as well make several cards while you are at it!! TRY IT!!



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What's the BIG DEAL??

In November, select $125 in product, but pay ONLY $75 for your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!

A few benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator:

  *You will be part of an established, international, creative community

  *Demonstrator-only website stuffed with resources to help YOU

  *Base commission/discount of 20%, increasing with sales

  *Early purchase opportunity for all catalogs

  *Flexibility of time

  *Lots of incentives to earn

  *Free Paper Pumpkin Kit

  *Build a big business or a little business, your choice

  *No obligation, so take a test drive!

  *As team leader of North Star Stampers, I have 25 years of experience to guide YOU


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