With Sympathy…

These are always the hardest cards to make. However, having lost my parents a few years back (2008 & 2009), I know that heartfelt cards can bring some peace and healing to those who receive them.

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This is a simple but elegant card that I recently made for a meeting swap. The edges were masked off using post-it notes. The ink colors used are MINT MACARON (bottom–#138326), RICH RAZZLEBERRY (middle–#126950) and MARINA MIST (top–#126962) by using a baby wipe dipped into the ink pad and “swiping” the color back and forth until the center was filled in to my liking (you can go as light or as dark with this as you like).

The corresponding markers (the thicker end) was  flicked using the inside of the cap that splattered the spots onto the card and envelope flap.

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Sympathy w-baby wipes inside

Here are the dimensions for this card.
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 4 ¼” x 11″ (card base scored at 5 ½”); Whisper White Layer — 3 ¾” x 5″
MINT MACARON (#138337) CARDSTOCK — 4″ x 5 ¼”

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The items below show you the items that were used for this card. You can order them at the “Order Here” link below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Bundle of Hope

Below is a card that we created at my last card buffet. I LOVE this set. You can do so many beautiful cards using this set!

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The sentiment on the front of this card comes from SUNSHINE SAYINGS STAMP SET (#141594). The flower was cut using the SUNSHINE WISHES THINLIT DIES (#141489) and the butterfly was cut from dapper denim and vellum cardstock using the BUTTERFLY THINLIT DIES (#137360). To add a bit of bling, the RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) were used.

Bundle of Hope Inside

Here are the dimensions for this card.
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/2” x 8 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 ¼”); Whisper White Layer — 5″ x 3 ¾”
EMERALD ENVY (#141415) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/4″ x 4″
VELLUM (#101856) CARDSTOCK — Cut with butterfly thinlit

Bundle of Hope Close-up

I love the intricacy of this card. The beautiful flower and gorgeous butterflies. Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?!?!

Bundle of Hope 2The items in the slideshow below show you what items I used for this card. You can order them at the “Order Here” link below.

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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I’ll fly away…

The thought of flying away someplace tropical really appeals to me right now! However, since I am making plans for a wedding within the next year or so (my son just got engaged!), I won’t be doing a grand vacation anytime soon! Ah well…..I will just have to fly away in my mind…

I have been playing with a fun way to get rid of eye shadow that I no longer use. This card is plain, but oh so elegant!

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I used the EMBOSSING BUDDY (#103083) and put down a layer all over the card front. I then stamped the sentiment using LOVELY AMAZING YOU PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (#140594) with VERSAMARK (#102283) and utilized our new COPPER EMBOSSING POWDER (#141636)…LOVE this stuff!

After heat embossing the copper powder, I then stamped the feathers using VERSAMARK once again and feathers from LOVELY AMAZING YOU STAMP SET and FEATHER TOGETHER STAMP SET (#141597). Eye shadow was then lightly brushed over the images of the feathers. I kept going over and over them to put down more color and this was the end result. Isn’t it GORGEOUS???

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I added this sentiment inside finishing the card off with the VERY VANILLA 3/8″ STITCHED SATIN RIBBON (#141694)DSC_3001

Below is a slideshow of the products that I used for this card. You can order by clicking on the “Order Here” link below!

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Sometimes…

I am a lover of quotes! They are posted all around my desk–both at home and at work. A “Quote a Day” email is shared by me on a list serve at work. It is amazing to me how quotes hit people at just the right point in their lives.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you learn to appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself…and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”     Author: Marilyn Monroe

The last part of the quote above is featured on today’s card. This comes from the stamp set FEATHER TOGETHER (#141597).

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Feather Together

I won this stamp set at our last team meeting. THANK YOU, Kelly Acheson, for the goodies that we received while spinning the prize wheel. SO MUCH FUN!!!

This card was part of another swap that I participated in that had to show some type of “movement”.

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When the card was opened, that is where the movement piece came into play.  Look at those lovely, COLORFUL butterflies!

You can order any of these items by clicking on the “ORDER HERE” link below!

Here are the dimensions for this card.
BASIC BLACK (#121045) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/2” x 8 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 1/4”)
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/4″ x 4″

I cut the butterflies utilizing the BOLD BUTTERFLY FRAMELITS (#138135)  from each of our five new 2016-2018 IN COLORS. I just love, love, LOVE these colors!!!

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VERSAMARK (#102283) and GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER (#109129) were utilized for the sentiments on both the outside and inside–heat setting with the HEAT TOOL (#129053).

LOTS OF LABELS FRAMELITS (#138281) were used to highlight the sentiment on the front of the card. A butterfly was added to the front utilizing the PLAYFUL PALETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (#141657). One of our RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) was added to the butterfly for a little bling. The card was then finished off with the BASIC BLACK SOLID BAKER’S TWINE (#141682).

 

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What do you think of the final product? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts….

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 24 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Thoughtful Branches EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE (limited time)

Today, Aug. 2, you can begin ordering the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

I want to share a card that I made for a recent swap. Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will swap cards/goodies with other demos. This is a GREAT way to get new ideas and learn different techniques that you can CASE (Copy And Share Everything) to use in future classes.

This particular month we were to make a fun-fold card. My choice was to make a tunnel card.

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I LOVE the way this card turned out. It uses most of the 2016-2017 IN COLORS (peekaboo peach, flirty flamingo, sweet sugarplum inks and the dapper denim ribbon). Love, love, LOVE how these new colors go so nicely together!

2016-17 In Colors

 

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Here is the inside of the card utilizing the tunnel fold technique and the PAINTER’S PALETTE stamp set. Isn’t this new stamp set so much fun???

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You can order any of these items by clicking on the link below! Here are the dimensions for this card.

WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK —
5 ½” x 8 1/2″ (card base–DO NOT SCORE UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE STAMPED inside portion–then score at 4 ¼”); Stamp the front with the swipes of ink and the sentiment then use the middle-sized BUTTERFLIES THINLIT
5″ x 3″ ¾ white top layer;
5 ⅜” x 8 ½” (tunnel portion of the card–inside of card–scored at 2 ⅛”, 4 ¼” and 6 ⅜”)

PEEKABOO PEACH CARDSTOCK — 5 ¼” x 4″ layer (embossed with HAPPY HEART EMBOSSING FOLDER)

Butterflies Thinlits Happy Heart

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You can really see the HAPPY HEART EMBOSSING on the peakaboo peach layer. Adds so much depth to this card along with the 3-D butterfly.

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Then I added a bit of bling with our RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS.

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What do you think about my swap card? Leave me a note–I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 24 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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BONUS DAYS!!!

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Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD you spend from now until July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details
• Promotion period: Now through–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016 (You could use your Bonus Days Bucks to purchase the exclusive, limited-edition bundle showcased here!)
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Shop my website now!

Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $50 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code:E2SMM9EA when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, July 27 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

$5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Today, and TODAY ONLY, new subscribers can get the first month of Paper Pumpkin the INCREDIBLY LOW PRICE of $5. These kits are SO MUCH FUN! They come directly to your mailbox and provide 30 minutes of crafting fun in a cute little box.

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Below is a peak at last month’s kit. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?? I have no doubt that June’s kit will be AWESOME as well!

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About Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an awesome project kit that arrives each month with a ready to create project just for you! You will be provided with paper, ink, stamps, directions, and any accessories for your project all in an adorable little box. All you need to provide is adhesive and about one-half hour of your time!

If you ever wondered about Paper Pumpkin, this month is the BEST opportunity to give it a chance.

This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) {that’s 6 p.m. for those of you in Wisconsin} and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

That’s about 31 hours – a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!

This is available for FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.

Details:

  • Discount applies to one kit for June 2016.
  • After June, 2016, the price for the subscription is $19.95.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • To subscribe – just click here (use the promo code ONEDAYDEAL):

SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin

 

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There are also a TON of ideas of different things that you can do with your kits. Here is a link to Pinterest showing different ideas for the kit from May.

 


Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $65 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code: UBA3NYN7 when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, June 22 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you on June 25!


The kick-off of the new catalog also includes a lot of AWESOME perks!

recruiting_header_newdemo_may2416_engEach new person who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. This is an added bonus value of up to $104 USD, depending on which stamp sets you choose.

Details of the Promotion:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New demonstrators who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New demonstrator forms must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 7:50 PM (CST).
    • ONLINE: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 12:50  AM (CST).

See details of how to join my team by visiting here or feel free to give me a call or email!


Anyone hosting an event in June can get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards your Starter Kit. How AWESOME is that?!?!

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For each event that you host with $350 USD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

What is involved in hosting a stamp show?

  • CATALOG SHOW – collect orders from family, friends, and yourself and then call or email me your order!  I will get everything ordered online for you!
  • STAMP SHOW – contact me to schedule a stamp show in your home.  I will demonstrate three new ideas for you and your guests by using new products from the catalog.  FREE hostess items are based on your show totals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou