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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gentle Peace hand-stamped Christmas card

In our home, Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus.  My kids look forward to decorating our tree and placing the emphasis on Jesus, celebrating His birthday and we get the gifts!  So when I think of Christmas I think of all things holy and beautiful, the greatest gift of all time... the sweet babe born and laid in a manger.  So this card is a pretty nod to this amazing event and season.  With the Blendabilites Markers you get beauty and depth of color.  See how easy and fun it is to create this pretty stained-glass looking card.
Create this Christmas Card with:
Gentle Peace stamp set (Photopolymer 139523)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Vellum card stock (11856)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (132708)
Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilites Markers (129370)
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites (130995)*
Old Olive Blendabilites (130999)*
Costal Cabana Blendabilites (131000)*
Daffodil Delight Blendabilites (130998)*
Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites (131003)*
Gold Encore Metallic Ink Pad (132141)*
Old Olive ink pad (126953)
Gold 1/8" Metallic Ribbon (134583)*
 
 
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BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make holiday cards!!
Create a cool stained-glass look for your hand-crafted card using the Vellum card stock.  Stamping the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad on the Vellum.  There is an issue, the Vellum is NOT Porous.. so using the Heat Tool to heat set the ink will allow a quick use - or you can allow it to air dry until the ink does not transfer.
Color the image of the Gentle Peace stamp set in with the Blendabilites Markers.  See More Projects using the Blenadbilites Markers HEREThey are ON SALE for ONE DAY ONLY.. so grab this amazing discount!
 
When you purchase the Blendabilites Markers, now available, from me you receive an exclusive tutorial video and four fun crafted cards - using the Blendabilities - as BONUSES!! 
 
See this Video Tutorial on creating this cool Ombre Blendabilites Coloring technique:
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Layer the hand-stamped Vellum piece over a Whisper White card stock.  I used the Glue Dots to adhere the page to the card stock.  Covering the Glue Dots with the stunning 1/8" Metallic Gold Ribbon* for a stunning and rich accent.
This beautiful sentiment fits perfectly at the bottom of this card.  The Gold Metallic Encore ink pad* gives a rich accent to the colorful hand-stamped card.
Stamping the inside of the card in perfectly coordinated Old Olive ink makes for a beautiful saying.  I love how our products perfectly match for a great looking hand-crafted card, don't you??  This Photopolymer stamp set is so pretty!!  Grab YOURS on-line any time!
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Christmas is a wonderful way to gather your loved ones and celebrate the greatest gift ever given... the life and salvation of our Lord God Almighty.  I'm so excited over this stained glass looking stamp set and how pretty the hand-stamped image comes out!  Using the Blendabilites Markers* for a depth and color that will WOW all who receive it.  Embrace what is important to you this Christmas and share it with others in a pretty hand-stamped card. 

Many Merry Stars

It's SUCH FUN to Decorate Your Home and GIFTS!!  Let the Many Merry Stars Kit help you!!  Join this upcoming class and secure YOUR Spot... seating is limited!!  With a Kit that can create (with everything you may need to do so) 26 Star Shaped Boxes - WOW.. you'll have a blast in our Class on December 12th!
This is the largest of the boxes in our class - can I tell you HOW MUCH I LOVE, Love, love this kit??  So stinkin' cute!!  Creating decorations with beautiful, natural wood, delicate, snowflakes, bling, color, style... sigh.  Great for Decorations to Gifts to Gift Wrap (I can help make these into boxes to add gifts to the inside of!!).  Great for on-top of a tree to around your home, atop a tray of cookies for your neighbors, family, friends, coworkers... sigh.
 
Can't Join the Class??  NO PROBLEM! 
This Kit is Ready to be Shipped anywhere - just place an order on my site and score the great deals!!  Many Merry Stars Kit (Item No. 138104)
 In addition, there are the:
Bright and Beautiful star stamp set (wood 135026/clear 135029),  
Many Merry Stars stamp set (Photopolymer 138105),
Stars Framelits Dies (133723)
and they ALL COORDINATE with this Kit!  BAM!!  I love that, when something makes me look good with no real work of my own - lol.  They aren't even 'needed' but they coordinate perfectly if you want to add them to your collection and use them with your kit!
 
**  SHOP 24/7 with me while Earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!   If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!
 
BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make holiday cards!!
WHY NOT??  I Love Wreaths.. so create a wreath that will delight!  Bring a blank wreath to the class and use my industrial sized hot-glue gun to create a pretty wreath for YOUR Home!!  BAM!  I love how this came out and it looks smashing on the inside of my front door for a delightful, seasonal but classic decoration. 
Bling with Natural Woods.. sigh.  I love bling but I love wood accents.  Here delicate, lazer cut wood snowflakes intermingle with the Sequins, Gold Die-Cut words, Gold Baker's Twine, patterns, newsprint and more for a cool look!  This kit has EVERYTHING you will need and you aren't limited to the suggestions on decoration - mix it up to make your own style!! 
Seriously, who wouldn't love a sparkle box?  YAY!!  I love it - create as many of the boxes as you can at my class - jazz it up with my wall of accessories or just use the accessories that come with!  it's easy and fun to do!  Make a wreath, take it home, give them away or stock pile them (like I'm tempted to do). 
 
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From great gift wrap to a great gift and an awesome decoration - this kit delivers so much!  With no skill needed - it's all die-cut and ready to go!  Join the Fun Class (nibbles and crafting makes for the perfect mix, don't you think??) to ordering this kit to be directly shipped to your home - you can have the fun 26 different ways (a kit that makes 26 star boxes - score!!).  This kit is a LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABILITY... so Order and/or RSVP as when they are gone, they are gone!!  RSVP ASAP if you CAN Join in on the fun and with limited seating - we are 1/2 way filled already - eek!  I can't wait to decorate fully and give away what I'm not using (selfishly stock-piling - lol).  What will YOU Do with yours??

Saturday, November 29, 2014

One Sweet Cookie of a hand-stamped card

Send a hand-stamped card for those who are sweet in your life!  This cute nod to the Oreo cookie in a hand-stamped card is a fun way to deliver smiles that are calorie-fee (te, he, he).  So join me in this fun and easy hand-crafted card that has texture, looks like a cookie and delivers some sweet love.
Create this Cookie Shaped card with:
Num-Num stamp set (wood 134141/clear 134144)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Silver Encore ink pad (132142)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (104430)
Back to Black Designer Series Paper (133700)
 
**  SHOP 24/7 with me while Earning BONUS Frequent Buyer Points!!   If you enjoy this project and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!
 
BOOK Your OWN Private Class that will Highlight the card styles or techniques you are interested in!  With my designing cards for YOU, Book a FUN Gathering of family and friends to create!  From fun Holiday Cards to Celebrations... YOU will earn ALL of the Hostess Benefits on ALL of the Purchases - perfect for stocking up to make holiday cards!!
What a fun and simple card to create, making it extra sweet!  So for our Cookie and Cards Crafternoon (Did YOU Miss Out??  Don't Miss a Class - RSVP for upcoming classes and Join the FUN!) we stamped Card and Cookies (a sweet time was had!!).  This card was a fun nod to our day.  Creating a hand-crafted card that is a nod to the Oreo (or Joe-Joe).
 
Simply using the Basic Black card stock and the Circles framelits on the Magnetic Platform and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  The Circles Collection framelits dies are awesome!!  Here the largest circle is the 5" Scalloped Circle.  Punching two of these will give me the hand-crafted card.
 
Using the next size down of the Circles Collection Framelits to create the creamy center (in Whisper White).  This also gives me a perfect layered look.
Add the creamy-center (aka Whisper White card stock circle die-cut) to the bottom piece of the Scallop Die-Cut 'cookie'.  Taking the Top piece of the Scallop Die-Cut piece and emboss it to create this texture in the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and Big Shot.  The scallop circle is smaller than the embossing folder.  This is OK!  I simply used this to create the area that I folded back.  Using the Fast Fuse Adhesive (a stronger than most adhesive) to adhere the folded back area to the bottom of the card for a sandwiched hand-crafted card.
 
Stamping this cute sentiment from the Num-Num stamp set using the Silver Encore ink pad (on Sale This Week!!) in the scraps of Basic Black card stock.  The 1-3/8" Circle Punch is the perfect way to pop out a center for this card.  Adhere it (with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive) to the front of the 'cookie' for a logo look that shows you care! 
It's too tempting to NOT take a bite of.. lol.  Using the 2-3/8" Scallop Punch to take a 'bite' from this cute card in one corner (don't bite off the adhesive area that keeps the hand-stamped card together - lol). 
With a cute center that gives you a wonderful area to write a note... you can deliver a sweet card and sentiment that shows you care!
 
Whether you are more traditional with the un-bitten hand-stamped card or the one that show's you just couldn't resist - lol... this card is a calorie-free way to delight and wow!
 
SIDE NOTE... this card is an unusual size - a 5" Circle will not fit into a standard envelope!!  So we had a BLAST with the Back to Black Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board.  Creating a custom sized envelope with a coordinating and fun 'liner' (our Designer Series Paper is double sided!!).  The Envelope Punch Board creates the coolest envelopes and can do so many sizes!!
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Send someone a hand-crafted card that will sweeten their day!  This calorie-free hand-stamped card is a fun way to show that you care.  It is extra-sweet on how fast and easy it is to create!  With two ways to go on this card you can have tons of fun and deliver smiles.  A hand-made card shows that you care even more and is sure to wow and delight all who see it.

What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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