When I saw the 2017-2018 annual catalog, my mind immediately put this stamp set with the Embossing Paste and the Decorative Ribbon Punch. They all seemed made for each other. I made this card first while on a camping trip, so I’m sure you can do it!

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And it’s time to celebrate World Card Making Day!

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This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), you will get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you and your customers celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

But wait! There’s more!

There is a sale on Designer Series Paper all through October!

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This layout is golden… a gate fold birthday card with Banners For You and the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits, Number of Years, and the gorgeous Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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I took a box of supplies on our camping trip to the eastern Sierras. I could have made a dozen different cards with the supplies I brought. I think it’s fun to stamp on the go… unless it gets windy! I made this card for my friend Martha who has a birthday the day this posted.

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Make your own Basic Tool Kit to go

I don’t have room to start stamping! This link shows how I’ve packed a card base and layers of every color of card stock, the tool kit, blocks, the Basic Tool Kit, a few stamp sets and 20 stamp pads into just two small boxes. It also has the cutting plan to get a card base, a large layer, and two small layers from a sheet of card stock.


When my husband returned to our campsite after fishing, he took this picture of my camp stamp studio. He thought it was funny to see the hatchet there close at hand. No cards were actually harmed by the hatchet. And yes, my little box is nice and organized, but as soon as I start working I have stuff all over the table.

 

I hope you didn’t lose your coupon you earned in July with the Bonus Days promotion…

 

It’s time to shop now!

 

You can use that coupon for anything, but you may want to choose Carols of Christmas. It will be in the 2017 holiday catalog, but you can order it now.

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This card is so quick and easy! The Happy Birthday Thinlit does all the work for you! I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with just a peek of the Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I added a bit of interest with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then the gorgeous Basic Black ⅜” Shimmer Ribbon finished it off.

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I also shared a way of labeling Washi Tape. If you haven’t noticed, I love having the product name, item number, page number, and coordinating colors (or products) on everything. My little labels seemed to fall off the Washi Tape. I’ve been hanging my Washi Tape on a chain… some people use large library rings. Suddenly it occurred to me that I could add a label to the chain. Problem solved!

17-18 Washi Labels

 

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The shutter card is one of those fancy fold cards that look really complicated. It’s not really. It goes together really easy.

I recorded this video in early May and hoped to post it while you could still get the products. I was overjoyed that Cool Treats and Frozen Treats Framelits are in the new catalog. I am providing the directions as originally designed and with products you can currently order.

Cool Treats Shutter Card as designed

Cool Treats Shutter Card with updated products

Cool Treats Shutter Piece Template


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Make this card with any color. I used Blushing Bride with the coordinating Glimmer Paper and Baker’s Twine. But you could switch to one of the metallic or Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Papers and use absolutely any color. I show how to make a custom tassel. I made them as a child. They are not difficult.

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