Eggstra Spectacular Easter Card

Stampin’ Up! Eggstra Spectacular Easter Card 

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I’m sharing with you today a very simple Easter Card…. using the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

When I came to my office this morning I was over whelmed with how behind I’ve gotten in the past few days dealing with a major headache… so … I decided to make one of my favorite cards.  

It’s a 4 x 4 card with a piece of designer series paper, a scallop circe with a cute image in the middle …. and let’s not forget the white taffeta ribbon.

I used the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (also in the Occasions Catalog)  and it measures 3-3/4 x 3-3/4. 

I stamped the image with Island Indigo ink and then cut it out with the 1-3/4 Circle Punch and added it to a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Don’t you love the Rhinestone on the bunny tail?

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One  Sheet  Wonder  Class

If you tried to access the One Sheet Wonder Class via my mailing list on Tuesday … I’m sorry the system was down.  You should be able to open the email, click on the link and it will take you to the projects and videos.  And yes, the irony of all this is I just moved my mailing list and then this happens (we call this the Kennedy luck).  

Next week we’ll be sharing another project only shown to my mailing list subscribers.  

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps:  Eggstra Spectacular 133068 (W) 133071 (C)
  • Ink:  126986 Island Indigo
  • Card Stock:  100730 Whisper White, 132994 Watercolor Wonder DSP, 122923 Island Indigo
  • Accessories: 109070 White Taffeta Ribbon, 119246 Rhinestones, 119850 1-3/4 Circle Punch, 118874 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

I may take tomorrow off to get caught up on my emails … if you have an urgent matter and I haven’t gotten back with you please feel free to email me again.

Thanks & have a great day!

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Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals
 

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Here’s the Weekly Deals …. and don’t forget Sale a bration … for every $50 you order …. you get a FREE item out of the Sale a bration Catalog.  A show of hands please … is this your first Sale a bration?

  • Backyard Basics Framelits Dies Item # 129380
    Regular Price: 24.95
    Discounted Price: 18.71
  • Gold Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132141
    Regular Price: 9.95 
    Discounted Price: 7.46 
  • Basics Glimmer Brads Item # 121003
    Regular Price: 4.95
    Discounted Price: 3.71 
  • Paper Doily Sizzlits Die Item # 125592
    Regular Price: 21.95
    Discounted Price: 16.46 
  • Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126844
    Regular Price: 8.95 
    Discounted Price: 6.71 
  • Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126846
    Regular Price: 8.95 
    Discounted Price: 6.71 
  • Season By Season Kit – Digital Download Item # 130060
    Regular Price: 9.95 
    Discounted Price: 5.97

Special Note:  The project supply sheet had one small error and I’ve updated it.  The correct measurement for the three pieces of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper should be 2 x 2-5/8 (not 3-5/8). 

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Thanks & have a great day!!

p.s. the headache I mentioned on Friday has taken a turn for the worse….. so I’m not working.  But …   you may see me on Facebook  .. only because it’s nearly impossible for me to do nothing.   The project scheduled for Monday was moved to Wednesday (so I could post the Card in a Box) … may get moved to Thursday.  

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Card in a Box

How to make a Card in a Box

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This is the project we made during my live stream on Saturday …. a Card in a Box.

I’ve had several requests to demonstrate how to make these and to be honest I was a little intimidated because of all the steps …. But … it’s not as hard as I thought!  In fact it’s not hard at all … it’s just a little time consuming …but very worth the effort!

Here’s a picture of how it really does fold flat to mail in an envelope.

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After my One Sheet Wonder Class I’m still hooked on the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper so it was an easy choice to start with it.  

We used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set along with Another Great Year stamp set.  And …. the balloons were made with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits (yes, they are available).  Item #127816  

You will use Window Sheets to hold the balloons (3 x 1/4) or we decided you could also use toothpicks, coffee stir sticks, or you can cut up a old stamp case (but be careful … sharp edges) or you could use transparency sheets … just make sure they are really thick .. otherwise they’ll flop over.

Instead of listing all the measurements on my blog I’ve added them to the Project Supply Sheet (it’s posted right under the video).  Did you know I’ve been including those with every project that has a video since January?   Here’s an example …. 

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Here’s the video on how to make the Card in a Box:

If you’re reading this blog post in your email (via google) please visit My Blog to watch the video.


 

Click here to download the Card in a Box Project Sheet. (updated Feb 25th)

Click here if you would like to watch the Live Stream version of this box being made on Saturday (video is over an hour long).

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps:  Another Great Year 133038(w) 133041(c), Teeny Tiny Wishes 128748(w) 127802(c)
  • Ink:  121174 Baked Brown Sugar, 126978 Soft Suede, 131263 Subtles Collection Markers (So Saffron & Calypso Coral), 131260 Coast Cabana (In Color Collection)
  • Card Stock:  132993 Retro Fresh DSP, 131297 Coastal Cabana, 101650 Very Vanilla, 131296 Baked Brown Sugar, 122925 Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:   114323 Window Sheets, 127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 119246 Rhinestones, 104199 Linen Thread, 119861 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 119860 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 119854 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 103683 Glue Dots, 104294 Sticky Strip, 126189 Paper Piercer, 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer, 101610 Sponge, 104430 Dimensionals, 113439 Big Shot, 130658 Magnetic Platform

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Thanks & have  a great day!

Congrats to these people  … their names were drawn to win a free pack of Rhinestones after the Live Stream on Saturday.  (If your name is listed please send me your address.

  • Damar Osica
  • Dori T
  • Susan Timchack
  • Charlene Carlos – won a Stampin’ Up! ruler

February  Hostess  Code:  XPK79TGU

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Congrats NanaMay! … your name was drawn to win the Card in a Box. Please email my assistant at [email protected] and we’ll get it shipped out asap.

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Live Stream on Saturday

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Short and sweet post today (I have a whopper of a headache).

Tune in tomorrow at 11am (central time) to Stamp with Chic n Scratch.  We’ll make a project and then chat a little (or a lot). 

Click here to go there (tomorrow).

If you’re you on my Chic n Scratch Facebook page I’ll post a few reminders.

How to view my UStream Live:

  • Click here to go to my Stamp with Chic n Scratch channel
  • To use the Chat Box or Social Stream – join for a free account.
  • NO Solicitation (or linking to other companies or demonstrators) is allowed!

Thanks & have a great day!

February   Hostess  Code:   XPK79TGU

  • Use this Hostess Code and receive a free gift. (Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order is $150 or more).

Update Feb 25th:   Congrats to these people … their names were drawn to win a free pack of Rhinestones after the Live Stream on Saturday. (If your name is listed please send me your address.

Damar Osica
Dori T
Susan Timchack
Charlene Carlos – won a Stampin’ Up! ruler
 

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Designer Series Paper Bag

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Bag
 

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The Designer Series Paper Bag was the project I made during our Live Stream on UStream last week.

This was one of the projects I was considering for my One Sheet Wonder Class … but it didn’t make the cut because I wanted to make sure that some of the projects were new … ones I’d never made before.  This bag I’ve made … but I’m not sure when and where (could be on one of my membership sites).

I used the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper with the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and I love everything about this paper and the stamp set.

The DSP measures 11-5/8 x 5 and you score it 1-3/8 on the portrait side and then on the landscape side at 2-1/8, 5-1/4, 7-3/8, 10-7/16.

I colored the image with Stampin’ Write Markers and I trimmed the pennants (or banners) down to fit on the front of the bag (as shown in video).

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Here’s the video on how to make the Designer Series Paper Bag:

If you’re reading this blog post in your email (via google) please visit My Blog to watch the video.

Click here to download the Project Supply Sheet.

Click here to watch the Live Stream version of the Designer Series Paper Bag.

Congrats to these ladies … their names were drawn to win a prize for attending my live stream.  Please send me your mailing address to [email protected]

  • Donna Matthews – Chic Stand
  • Karen Monger – Rhinestones
  • Wanda Rohlfing – Chic Stand
  • Lisa Syliva – Rhinestones
  • Laura Stewart – Candy Dots

Speaking of the One Sheet Wonder Class … please remember if you are on my mailing list or if you subscribe to my mailing list  … you will receive this Class FREE.  

Extra Notes:  

  • The One Sheet Wonder Class is posted on a private page … you will not be logging in to my Online Classes site to view it …. there will be instructions in the email.
  • If you do not receive the email from my mailing list … please check your spam folder and if you use gmail please check under your Promotions tab.
  • If you looking for it on a mobile device … you may need to check on a computer.

UStream 

Stamp with Chic n Scratch on Saturday at 11am (central time) we’ll make a cute project and gossip a little.   Click here to go to my UStream channel.

February  Hostess Code:  XPK79TGU

  • Use this Hostess Code and receive a free gift. (Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order is $150 or more).

Thanks & have a great day!

p.s. I really appreciate all the positive feedback on my One Sheet Wonder Class and because of that … I’m thinking …. I should create another one.  Also …   there was a small error on the template (I typed 5 x 12 and it’s been corrected to 5 x 9).  The instructions had it right .. just the template was wrong.  

Congrats Lisa Sylvia! … your name was drawn to win the Designer Series Paper Bag. Please email my assistant at [email protected] and we’ll get it shipped out asap.

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One Sheet Wonder Class

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I’m happy to report that my One Sheet Wonder Online Class has been posted …. BUT … if you are on my mailing list you will receive this class for FREE.  

I’ve been working on this class for a few months and for the last two weeks almost non stop.  I wanted to create as many projects as I could … using the least amount of supplies possible and yet still have really cute projects.

Since the majority of you come to me for my 3D projects I was super excited that I could get three 3D projects and two cards out of ONE sheet of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.

And …  YES I created the template for this class…. we’ll call it a Chic n Scratch original… watch out I’m thinking I may have to create more!

The One Sheet Wonder Class features one stamp set  - Another Great Year and one set of Framelits – Banner Framelits.  

You’ll use just four additional sheets of card stock – one each of the following:

  • Very Vanilla
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Calypso Coral
  • Baked Brown Sugar.

I only used four punches … my absolute favorites:  

  • 1-1/4 Circle Punch
  • 1-3/8 Circle Punch
  • 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1″ Square Punch.

All five projects include measurements in inches and  ….. centimeters for my international friends (I posted on Facebook that my brain was hurting trying to figure those out.)

To be honest I tried to think about the suggestions I’ve received from my previous classes and incorporate them into this one (including having all the videos on one post).  I really hope you enjoy making them.  Feel free to post comments and make suggestions .. I love hearing from you!

If you’re not interested in joining my mailing list …. not a problem, you can purchase it for $9.95 and have lifetime access.    Click here to purchase the One Sheet Wonder Online Class.

Or you can sign up for my mailing list today and receive it free.  The sign up box is on the right side bar of my blog.

As I’m wrapping up this post .. I think I’m forgetting to tell you something.  Don’t  you hate that?  Oh well if I remember  …. I’ll just tell ya tomorrow. 

Thanks and have a great day!

p..s If you’re on my mailing list and decide to pay …. I’ll consider that as a thank you gift from you to me 🙂    I’m saying only because someone already did and we had a good laugh!!

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Clearance Rack and Weekly Deal

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

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The Clearance Rack has been updated with NEW items today.  Please remember these items are while supplies last.

Here’s the Weekly Deals:

  • In Color Dahlias Item # 127556
    Regular Price: $7.95 
    Discounted Price: $5.96 
  • Label Insert Pop’ N Cuts Die Item # 130160
    Regular Price: $21.95 
    Discounted Price: $16.46 
  • Gold & Silver Stampin’ Glitter Item # 132205
    Regular Price: $7.95 
    Discounted Price: $5.96 
  • Silver Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132142
    Regular Price: $9.95 
    Discounted Price: $7.46 
  • Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 116824
    Regular Price: $7.95 
    Discounted Price: $5.96 
  • 3/16 Inch Corner Punch Item # 119871
    Regular Price: $6.95 
    Discounted Price: $5.21 
  • Etcetera Designer Series Paper Item # 130129
    Regular Price: $10.95 
    Discounted Price: $8.21 
  • A Royal Day Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 130079
    Regular Price: $14.95 
    Discounted Price: $8.97 

Here’s what I’ve been working on this morning

  • Chics •Paper • Ink – Team promotions & gifts.
  • One Sheet Wonder Class – Two out of the five instructions are ready (I’m going to be working late tonight).
  • Stamp Club Online – This weeks project will be loaded today.
  • Organizing my office … I’m spending 15 minutes a day working on getting my office back in shape.  This morning … my Framelits found a new home.

Thanks and have a wonderful Day!!

p.s. I’m thinking … Does a live stream on Saturday at 11am (Central Time) sound good?

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Foil Sheets Card

Stampin’ Up! Foil Sheets

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I’m super excited to share with you my Foil Sheet card!! 

If you attended my live stream on UStream last week …. I shared this card with you … along with a promise that I would make a video for you.  I’m happy to say it’s ready!

Before we talk about the card … I need to say … how could I have not used these Foil Sheets during the holidays.  I must have been hiding under a rock .. LOL  I’m obsessed with them now and I’m currently working on a box.  The only catch is … they are difficult to take pictures of ….. because the light reflects. 

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The base of this card is Soft Sky card stock (11 x 4-1/4 – scored at 5-1/2).

The next layer is the Foil Sheet 5-1/4 x 4) and I embossed it with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.  I’m kicking myself that I totally forgot to use the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine … maybe next week.

You can wrap the Soft Sky Seam Binding around the Foil Sheet or the whole card like I did.

I used the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set with the Banner Framelits …can you tell those Framelits are my most favorite right now?

Here’s the video on how to make the Foil Sheet Card:

If you’re reading this blog post in your email (via google) please visit My Blog to watch the video.

Click here to download the Project Sheet.

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • STAMPS: Perfect Pennants 133227 (w) 133230 (c)
  • INK: 126982 Pool Party
  • CARD STOCK: 131203 Soft Sky, 132178 Foil Sheets, 100730 Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES & TOOLS:
    132173 Banner Framelits
    129984 Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
    131210 Soft Sky Seam Binding
    104430 Dimensionals
    113439 Big Shot
    130658 Magnetic Platform
     

One  Sheet  Wonder  Class  and  Mailing  List

  • I’m happy to report that all the videos are loaded and all I have left is to type the instructions.
  • If you are on my NEW Mailing list you will automatically receive this class for FREE.
  •  Click here to join my new mailing list (if you have not done so already).
  • If you read my newsletters (from my mailing list) on your cell phone … it is very easy to unsubscribe by accident.  Just a note to be careful when clicking on things in the mobile version.  I accidentally did this myself over the weekend and I was freaking out trying to figure out how to resubscribe.

UStream  Project

The cute bag we made during the live stream has been recorded and will be available in the next few days.  When it’s available I’ll release both the UStream and You Tube version.

Thanks & have a great day!!

Congrats Sharon! … your name was drawn to win the Foil Sheets Card. Please email my assistant at [email protected] and we’ll get it shipped out asap.

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Happy Valentines Day

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I’m sharing with you a beautiful Valentines Wreath made by Rhonda.

She sent me the picture last week and I ask her if it was okay if I posted it on my blog … I knew it would be the perfect project to show today.

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies that attended my live stream last night on UStream … it was a lot of fun!!!   I’m happy I only messed up one thing (giving an email address instead of web address).

The Live Stream video will be posted on You Tube next week … as well as a clean version of the project (five to 10 minute video).   I’ll also be sharing the darling card I showed you 🙂

The Chic Stand winners have been announced …  (all three ladies have been sent an email).   

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Email/ Internet  Stuff 

If you sent me an email this week and I did not reply .. PLEASE email me again.  As I stated yesterday I was not allowed to email anyone …  all day on Wednesday (some of you received email but a BUNCH of you did not).  We think the problem is fixed .. but … it may happen again.  I apologize if you needed an answer immediately!    Another option is … you can text or call my business line … that number is 913-901-7551.

Here’s Miss Bella’s Joke of the Week #4

Have a wonderful Valentines Day… I’ll see you on Monday! 

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