Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Clubbing With Gal Pals

Ever since I started out as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have had at least one monthly club in my home. I've done them on Friday nights, Thursday nights, Tuesday nights, and here lately, Sunday afternoons. The basic principle is always the same; we get our "stamp therapy" by making handmade cards and other paper projects.

There is no supply or class fee, I simply ask that members join for 6 months at a time. Which means for each of the 6 meetings they purchase $25 or more in SU! products.

In exchange, we make things, enjoy each other's company, eat yummy snacks and treats, and all members earn rewards from the sales! My last event awarded my hostess with $42 in free product!!

Even when life gets in the way, you don't have to sacrifice your stamp therapy. Any member of my club that misses a workshop will find the supplies and instructions for what she missed in her order bag! This was our September assortment of crafts...

Of course there is also "the party option." We can pick a date for a party with your friends. We'll make 2 projects, play a game or two, win some door prizes, and generally have lots of FUN! You are the hostess, you get the rewards!! This can be a first step to starting a club; if you and your friends want to continue and take turns earning hostess rewards, we can make that happen!

I have met some fabulous ladies over the years, and I love looking back through pictures to see them proudly holding something they made for a photo...I need to take pictures more often! lol

Now that school is back in session, I have some extra dates in my calendar. Are you ready to party? Lets chat!

Sally Saenz
(214) 354-7685 voice/text

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Love to Die

The Holiday Catalog started this month!! Pictured above is the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle. So CUTE! I always take advantage of the 15% savings when I want coordinating stamps and dies. The stamp set is also available in wood mount so there are two bundle options.

Since this is the Holiday catalog naturally there are many Christmas stamps sets, and another bundle to die for is the Embellished Ornaments Bundle.

Love it!! The ornament dies are very detailed and the go-to trick for them as well as the "Boo" die in the Howl-O-Ween Treat Bundle was always a layer of wax paper between the die and your paper to ensure it will pop out without tearing. But hold onto your hat...

One of my favorite new items in the Holiday Catalog is the Precision Base Plate. It's a steel plate that gives you extra-fine cuts with minimal effort. For the best results it's suggested you use it with the Multipurpose Platform instead of the Magnetic Platform. Another tip for success is to flip your cutting pad after each run through also avoiding the same spot you've placed your die...especially when using the same die repeatedly. =)

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Here's a few links. Download a .pdf copy of the full catalog where you can browse page by page and see all the cute projects featured in this publication. Or just pop into my store and check out all the Bundle options as well as all the new Holiday stuff!!

Holiday Catalog

Holiday Store

Holiday Bundles

And with that I leave you with...

Weekly Deals!! 

Good through 9/21/2015 (new offerings every Tuesday)


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Happy stampin'


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's Tuesday!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Micro Easel Card

I found this idea on Pinterest, but even with Google translate, and a link to another blog from the pinned image, there really weren't any directions I could find. I was determined to try it though, I mean really...it's so cute!! Since I had to figure it out on my own using my wits and a ruler, I'm sharing it with you here! =)

I made a trip to the dollar store where I was able to find matchboxes and birthday candles. The matchboxes were shrink wrapped together in groups of 10 for a buck! I assume they can be found in varying sizes, so if you follow my directions to make one, make sure you measure your box and adjust accordingly.

So the first thing I did was to pull out the little drawer and dump the matches out. I dabbed my little drawer front directly into Crushed Curry ink, turned it around and dabbed the other side in Cucumber Crush.

Then I measured the box shell and came up with approx 2-1/8" x 1-3/8". This is my measurement for the DSP I adhered to the top before layering on the Easel Card. For the Micro Easel Card, I cut 4-2/8" x 1-3/8" from a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock. Score it at 2-1/8" (half) to create a mini card, and then score one side in half again, and score another line halfway into the half...clear? Maybe this visual will help.

This is your card base, and the you will want to create a mat with Whisper White for the front of the card. Mine measures 1-1/4" x 1-7/8" and I also cut another piece of WW for inside the little drawer, 2" x 1-1/4" although it needed a tiny trim to fit. There is also a small WW piece inside the card. This is where you'll stamp "Happy Birthday."

Make sure you adhere just the very end...the smallest scored section on the end. This will allow the card to be propped against the candle holder and displayed open. The candle holder was added by cutting off it's "stabby part" and inserting it through a hole I punched on the box top. Just use glue dots on each side of the holder to make it grab on and stay put in the hole. Put a pearl on the drawer, tuck a candle and a match inside the drawer, tie the whole thing up with a bow, and Voila!

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