Monday, October 8, 2012

I have to share a funny story with you.  Do you ever have one of the moments when you stop and say to yourself,  "That's one of those things I never thought I would say?"   Katie and I were out shopping yesterday at the fabric store (I'm getting ready for the Lil Bita Christmas craft show here in town), and were having 12" strips of fleece cut.  After cutting a few different patterns, the worker asked me what I was making and I just looked at her and replied, "hats for candy bars."  All of us just looked at each other and starting laughing.  Katie and I went to lunch after and would just start giggling.  The things we say.....


If you were one of the 8,698 Likes on our recent Facebook post about the "theoretical" idea of offering single stamps from sets, you'll be happy to learn that we're going to try it out and see how it goes! (And even if you didn't see the Facebook buzz you're still allowed to like the idea, of course.) We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these greetings stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. 

The offer will last until January 2, 2013.  

Note that these single stamps will only be offered in clear-mount, they'll come without a block, and they'll be packaged in cello bags versus the plastic cases you're used to. Also, since this is a pilot program, Spanish and French stamp sets are not included in this offer. We're keeping things sweet and simple!  

Here is the information on the Word Play set:

Word Play - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Buy your favorite single pieces from this popular stamp set! 

$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132294 Sick Block C
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132295 I Do Block C
$5.95 US $7.50 CA 132296 Laughter Block D
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132297 Wish Big Block C
$6.95 US $8.95 CA 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
$5.95 US $7.50 CA 132299 You Mean the World Block D
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132301 Imagine Block D
$6.95 US $8.95 CA 132302 Remember When Block I
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132303 Joy Block C
$6.95 US $8.95 CA 132304 Dreams Block E
$4.95 US $6.25 CA 132305 Thanks a Million Block D

Our bird tutorial today is a bluebird.  It is always nice to sponge everything before assembling the birds. I didn't do that in most of the photos this week (time crunch), but it adds a lot of dimension to the projects.  Always sponge in the same color of your card stock, with the exception of white.  Use a gray/sand/or other light color to sponge white card stock depending on the look you want.  I will use White Craft ink to sponge black.  Too cute!  I love this one.

Punches used are:  1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Owl Builder (smallest & medium eye pieces), Boho Blossoms (large and small flower), Petite Pennants Builder.
Cut the triangle in half, cut largest flower in half and then one half in half again.
Glue eyes to 3/4" circle and triangle behind head to make beak.  Glue to body as shown.

Glue 1/4 of largest flower behind body for tail.  Glue small flowers behind body with just 3 scallops sticking out for the feet.
Add the wing with a Stampin' Dimensional to pop it up!  How cute is that?!

Boho Blossoms Punch - by Stampin' Up!

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Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect.

■ New, sleeker body style
■ Larger surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store

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